What You’re Doing This Week- March 24-30

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Great Performances at SONY Open Tennis Tournament
The SONY Open Tennis Tournament brings the world’s best tennis players to Miami every March, presenting two full weeks of highly anticipated matches, which runs through March 30. For the 10th year in a row, Great Performances, the celebrated New York City-based catering company, along with some of Miami's top chefs, will oversee the comprehensive culinary program that will feed these athletes and their many fans. Aside from serving inspired dining options to tennis fans, Great Performances is also providing a vast selection of delicious culinary creations to competitors in the Players’ Lounge. As a company known for incorporating seasonal ingredients into its innovative and beautifully designed food presentations, Great Performances is putting a Miami spin on its classic selection of healthy and nutrient-rich options designed to meet the athletes’ varying dietary needs and preferences. Information on every option is available by visiting: http://www.sonyopentennis.com/en/visiting-the-open/where-to-eat. For more information about Great Performances, visit www.greatperformances.com. Be sure to wash down all of that terrific food at the Bombay Sapphire lounge, where you can sip unique creations by master mixologists before, during and after the tennis matches.

SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables Rolls-Out Sushi & Sake 101
On March 25, SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables will bring a unique social and culinary experience like to Miami's sushi lovers. The restaurant will host a two-hour interactive class, Sushi & Sake 101, that will expose guests to a diverse range of sake - be it "sweet and spicy" or "rich and round with a sweet caramel finish." In addition to tasting five flights of sake, participants will sample a selection of SUSHISAMBA's signature dishes, crate and taste a variety of sushi rolls, and nosh on edamame, tempura and sashimi. The fun kicks off on March 25 at 7:00 p.m. and will take place every last Tuesday of the month. To reserve a space for a class or to learn more, call 305.448.4990 or visit www.sushisamba.com

Wine Women & Shoes with Julian Chang
Renowned Miami based fashion designer Julian Chang, w will participate in the upcoming first annual Wine Women & Shoes event to benefit the United Way of Broward County on Thursday, March 27 from 6-9 pm at Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach, Florida. Julian Chang will be showcasing his latest collection in women’s wear for Wine Women & Shoes. You are invited to join more than 350 guests to partake in a fashion marketplace, wine tastings, live auction and fashion show, produced by Sobol. Twenty percent of the gross sales from Chang’s “warm days of Athens” inspired collection will be donated to United Way of Broward County. For more information, contact: katherine@blinkpr.com. To view Julian Chang's summer collection: visit www.julianchang.com.

1826 Restaurant & Lounge Presents Miami Music Week
The newly opened hotspot 1826 Restaurant & Lounge located at 1826 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, presents four nights of exhilarating events, away from the mayhem surrounding Ultra. 1826 features a line-up of internationally-renowned DJs and artists in celebration of Miami Music Week 2014. The schedule is as follows: on Wednesday, March 26th- Italian native artist, producer, DJ and multi-talent EDX to kick-off the week, along with Croatia Squad, Andrew Bennett, Cedric Zeyenne, Gil Glaze & Antonio Giacca; Thursday, March 27th Grammy award-winning American House music DJ Roger Sanchez and superstar Dutch DJ and producer Sander Kleinenberg; Friday, March 28th-Internationally acclaimed DJ Robbie Rivera along with friends Grand and Warren, Jessie Andrews & Daniele Tavella; Saturday, March 29th MAKJ invites music lovers for an exclusive event along with SCNDL & Daniele Tavella. Tickets are available for all 1826 Restaurant and Lounge MMW events via wanttickets.com or by contacting VIP@1826collins.com. Prices are $50 for general admission, and VIP tables start at $1500 for parties of four and $2500 for six, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Proper attire is required and entrance is at doorman’s discretion. Events are powered by DiskoLab.

Miami Dade County Youth Fair and Expo
For 63 years, the Youth Fair has been offering thrills to children of all ages. This year's fair runs through Sunday, March 30 and offers more rides, family fun, and food samplings than ever. Don't miss the funnel cakes and elephant ears at The Best Around, that has multiple stands throughout the fair, serving up pizzas and burgers at good prices. For a healthy and delicious option, head to Island Noodles, which specializes in Hawaiian Style Wok-Fired Soba Noodles, prepared with 21 different fresh vegetables. Of course, there are countless options to please every palate, and rides for the whole family. Fairgoers can get an early start during spring break, as the gates open at noon. For more information, visit: http://www.thefair.me/thefair/.

Ultra Music Festival
Ultra Music Festival’s star-studded lineup is returning to Miami for its 16th straight year. Preparations are underway as the popular three-day electronic dance music festival gets ready to rock Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Friday, March 28th. Some of the big names that will be performing at the festival include Avicii, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Hardwell, Kaskade, Tiesto and Zedd. VIP tickets for the festival are sold out, but limited general admission tickets are expected to sell out soon. Tickets are $399 plus a $90 service fee. Tickets are availble at ultramusicfestival.com

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