Black Fridays at the Vagabond continue its counter culture assault on Miami.
Come Watch A Special Performance By: Space Between Words and ASTRONAUT
21+ Free before 12 Midnight,
MIAMI DDA, MCAD & AIA HONOR DOWNTOWN MIAMI’S MOST ICONIC BUILDINGS FROM THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Book launch and architectural exhibit expose beauty of the city’s hidden treasures and celebrates structures still in existence
With the new wave of real estate re-developments currently underway, newer buildings are casting shadows on older architectural gems throughout our “Magic City.”
Join us on March 7, 2014 from 6-9pm at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design for an evening celebrating the launch of “Façade: Historic Downtown Miami in Line Drawings,” a new book giving readers an opportunity to rediscover the old Miami that is still present in today’s downtown. The program will include presentations by author Damir Sinovcic and Arva Moore Parks and a book signing. The book launch compliments the opening of a temporary architectural exhibit at MCAD which will run from March 7 through April 30th, 2014, in conjunction in Dade Heritage Days.
Paying homage to Miami’s history, Façade reveals historic Downtown Miami as a place of architectural wealth and dignity, layered historically and stylish buildings ranging from classical to eclectic to modern.
“Once experienced, both new residents and visitors will understand that there is more to appreciate in Downtown than they ever imagined. As the place were Miami was born is transformed once again, the details of its historic facades remain as reminders of the past and the possibilities of the future in the vibrant, international city of Julia Tuttle’s dreams.” (Foreword- Arva Moore Parks)
The event is sponsored by The Downtown Development Authority of the City of Miami. It is hosted by Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD), AIA Miami, and Design Book. Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
RSVP is required and the first 100 guests to RSVP will receive a free copy of the FACADE book at the event.
Exhibit Opening & Book Signing
Friday, March 7, 2014
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD)
100 Northeast 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33232
Admission is complimentary
For more information visit, www.designbookpress.com/facade
ABOUT DAMIR SINOVCIC
Damir Sinovcic is an award-winning designer, editor, and author. His books include 100 Florida Architects and Interior Designers, East Coast Modern: Contemporary Residential Architecture and Interiors, and 50 US Architects: Residential + Planning. Sinovcic has a Master of Architecture degree, has taught and lectured at Florida International University and University of Miami schools of architecture. He is the recipient of the 2010 Writing About Architecture Award from the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
ABOUT ARVA MOORE PARKS
Arva Moore Parks is a Miami native with a master’s degree in history, has been
researching and writing about South Florida for almost 40 years. She has authored, coauthored, or contributed to more than 20 books and documentaries. Moore Parks is also an indefatigable historic preservationist and many South Florida landmarks have been preserved because of her leadership. Widely honored, she was inducted into the State of Florida Women’s Hall of Fame and received a presidential appointment to the Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. She is Past-Chair of the City of Miami Planning Advisory Board and recently served as Acting Director and Curator of the new Coral Gables Museum.
ABOUT MIAMI DDA
The Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is committed to improving the quality of life for businesses, employees, residents, and visitors in downtown Miami. As an independent agency of the City of Miami, the Miami DDA supports business growth, infrastructure improvements, and services for Downtown Miami residents and stakeholders. In addition to its programs and initiatives, the Miami DDA is partnering with the City and other government entities to strengthen Downtown Miami’s position as an international center for commerce, culture, and tourism. Through its DWNTWN campaign, which sponsors programs such as free outdoor concerts and special networking events, the Miami DDA drives consumers young and old to the region with the goal of supporting existing businesses and transforming Downtown Miami into a thriving, 24-7 urban epicenter. The organization is governed by a 15-member board comprised of three public appointees and 12 downtown property owners, residents and/or workers. For more information about the Miami DDA and Downtown Miami, please visit www.MiamiDDA.com.
The American Institute of Architects was created in 1857 by a group of architects in New York City The goal of the first members was to have a place where members could meet for lectures, conventions and meetings. The original 13 have grown to nearly 300 local chapters representing 80,000 licensed architects and associated professionals. AIA members adhere to a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that assures clients, the public and colleagues of their dedication to high standards in professional practice. For more information on Miami AIA, please visit http://aiamiami.org/.
ACND Prep will hold its inaugural People’s Choice Winner Exhibit celebrating the artwork of emerging student artists who participated in the school’s 5th Annual Middle School Art Festival. The winners, announced at www.acnd.net on February 14th, will be celebrated at a special reception at McCormick Place in Downtown Miami as part of First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Miami – a free community event. The special presentation at 7:30 p.m. will be followed by a tour of resident artist studios of Eleazar Delgado, Monique Lassooij, Andrea Beloff, Eva Avila, Andres Conde, Karen Kim, and more.
About McCormick Place:
The original building, constructed in 1924, was first a US Customs Warehouse serving as storage of confiscated goods and look-out post for the nefarious characters coming into Miami via the Biscayne Bay and the Miami River. The property was purchased in 1970 by Edward J. McCormick, Sr. ’59 (alumnus of ACND Prep) and dedicated to his father, Dr. James McCormick. Now, three generations later, Sean McCormick is reviving both this venue and the Downtown area, creating an epicenter for the cultural crossroads of Miami. McCormick Place is a vibrant production-based event space and houses studios of various well known artists.
To learn more about this event, visit www.acnd.net.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399250297000305/
The Center for Literature and Theatre @MDC welcomes Colombian Ex-President Andrés Pastrana as he presents Memorias Olvidadas (Forgotten Memories). Pastrana’s kidnapping by Pablo Escobar, and their long conversations; the origins of the “narcocassettes”, tape-recordings which probe how drug cartels bought the Presidential Election on 1994; the persistence of Ingrid Betancourt, which led to her kidnapping by FARC guerilla, and forgotten chapters with President Clinton and Fujimori, among others, are some of the themes discussed in this fascinating book. Memorias Olvidadas is a revealing, honest and controversial book that unveils some of Colombian History’s hidden truths.
Come celebrate Carnival in Bimini with live music and dancing onboard the Bimini SuperFast, as well as a special beach party in Bimini with live entertainment, unlimited wine, beer, sangria and a paella lunch. This special Carnival package is an additional $70 on top of regular Bimini SuperFast ticket costs. The ship departs from Port Miami at 9 pm and arrives back at 6 am. Guests 18 and older must have a valid I.D. and can book on www.yourbimini.com.
The new Healthcare Reform laws can seem daunting. To help our community learn more, The Y and Humana are holding healthcare reform educational seminars in the Miami area. If you would like to learn more about the Affordable Care Act, how insurance works or how to use the exchange—come to the next informational seminar at the Village of Allapattah YMCA Family Center & Preschool located 2370 NW 17th Avenue near Jackson Hospital located at 2370 NW 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142.
Register at www.hcr411.com or call our registration line at (786) 507-7835, and come join us for snacks and prizes.
Relive the unforgettable, inaugural heavyweight bout between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston 50 years ago in Miami Beach, with the men and women who lived it.
HistoryMiami will host a panel discussion – I Shook Up the World – featuring members of Ali’s fight team; reporters who covered the fight; as well as hall-of-fame boxing writers and fight promoters. The panel will be moderated by HistoryMiami President/CEO and Florida Boxing Hall of Fame historian, Ramiro Ortiz.
In addition, the museum has curated a pop-up exhibition featuring paintings by Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, Ali’s former physician and corner man. This limited engagement exhibition, open from February 14 – March 30, will also include memorabilia and never-before-seen photos from the 1964 bout.
Hear behind-the-scenes stories from the following boxing insiders:
Ramiro Ortiz – HistoryMiami President/CEO, Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Historian
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco – Ali’s former personal physician and corner man
Jimmy Dundee – Son of legendary trainer and 5th Street Gym founder, Angelo Dundee
Suzanne Dundee Bonner – Daughter of renowned boxing promoter, Chris Dundee
Howard Kleinberg – Author and former editor of The Miami News
Don Cogswell – Boxing historian, member of the International Boxing Research Organization
This workshop will help writers develop specific skills to tell their personal stories with a crafted sensibility. Participants will learn to focus their narrative voice, find a story’s arc, and use scene, characterization, and dialogue to organize the raw material of their lives. Work written during the workshop will be discussed in a non-judgmental environment designed to support each other’s individual skills. We’ll explore the differences between autobiography and memoir and address the idea of self-disclosure. We’ll also discuss the “gray areas” of nonfiction, including the tension between emotional and factual truth, and ideas about truth telling for memoirists. All levels welcome.
You are in the middle of your story, or you’re finished and revising, but are having trouble putting it into a satisfying shape. How, you wonder, have other writers designed their stories? We’ll read and discuss short stories by masters such as Hemingway, Babel, Chekhov, Cheever, and Trevor, paying close attention to their stories’ beginnings, middles, and ends, their style and themes. What makes a good beginning? How can we develop a story? How can we bring our stories to an effective end? There will be short writing exercises in class; most importantly, students will be expected to bring in their own stories or nonfiction pieces to be read and discussed by the class.
Free and open to the public, the 2014 T-Mobile Miami Marlins Winter Warm-Up will include:
• Meet-and-greet autograph sessions with Marlins players and coaches
• Photo opportunities
• Single-game tickets go on sale 10:00 AM at the Ticket Office and online at marlins.com and marlinsbeisbol.com.
• Tour Marlins Park
• Enjoy games and activities for the entire family throughout the day
• on the Marlins Park West Plaza!
• Meet Billy the Marlin and the Marlins Energy Team
• Pick up the newest and hottest Marlins merchandise for the 2014 season!
New in 2014: A ticket plan for every fan! Full Season, 41-Game Weekend, 40-Game Business, 28-Game Weekend, 15-Game Saturday and 13-Game Sunday Plans will be available for purchase. Find the perfect ticket plan for the 2014 season!
This workshop will provide assistance to the Hispanic community to navigate the tax system of the U.S., to get the maximum increase on your taxes, and learn to use this vital tool to start a financial history. The workshop will:
*Provide vital and practical information on the tax system in the U.S.
*Explain the legal obligation to file taxes every year, regardless of your immigration status.
*Report on tax preparation guidelines and documents needed, such as how to keep records if self-employed.
*Introduce benefits, such as deductions, tax credits and refunds.
*Provide free expert advice to those in need of guidance regarding your own situation.
Note: This workshop will be conducted in Spanish.
Organized by: Hispanic Access Foundation.
For the 21st year, the Miami International Map Fair, the largest map fair in the world, will return to HistoryMiami February 8-9, 2014. This year, the Map Fair will be hosted in HistoryMiami’s newly expanded facility, the former home of the Miami Art Museum, adjacent to the museum’s current location on Downtown Miami’s Cultural Plaza.
Some of the interesting, rare and decorative maps to be showcased at this year’s fair include:
•van Keulen Map (1780) – Drawn earlier in the 18th century, this 1780 edition is considered a landmark in mapping Florida, Cuba and the Western Caribbean. The level of detail was well ahead of its time, including unprecedented accuracy in mapping the Florida Keys. Also included in the map were inset charts detailing developmental plans for the city of Havana, as well as charts of Matanzas Bay & Hondo Bay.
•Popple Map (1746) – The first map to show all Thirteen Colonies, including plans for harbor development along the Eastern seaboard, as well as archaic spellings of names like the ‘Western’/ ‘Atlantick’ Ocean and ‘South’ Sea, which we know today as the Pacific Ocean. Comprised of 20 sheets, the Popple Map is considered one of the two most important large- format maps of North America published in the 18th century. At a time when colonial control of North America was by no means certain, this map made a profound statement of England’s designs for dominance of the North American continent.
Held each year during the first weekend in February, the Miami International Map Fair provides both the serious collector and casual buyer with a weekend to browse antique maps, rare books, as well as attend a series of special topical lectures.
This year’s lecturers include:
•Alex J.C. Johnson, Ph.D. – author of the new book, The First Mapping of America: The General Survey of British North America, 1764-1775 (London: I.B. Tauris, 2014). He is a recognized academic and commercial specialist in historical geography, with a particular interest in the mapping of Great Britain and her former colonies in North America and the West Indies.
•Margaret Pritchard – the senior curator and curator of prints, maps and wallpaper for the Colonial Wiliamsburg Foundation. Margaret has lectured and published on topics relating to the collection for which she is responsible. Her most recent publication was a comprehensive catalog of the map collection at Colonial Williamsburg, Degress of Latutuide: Mapping Colonial America (Harry N. Abrams, 2002)
•Susan Schulten, Ph.D. – professor and chair of the history department at the University of Denver. She is the author of Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in the Nineteenth-Century America (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880-1950 (University of Chicago Press, 2001).
Also new to the fair for 2014 is a free, ‘Map-tacular’ Family Fun Day on Saturday, February 8. The Family Fun Day is open to the public and features interactive map exhibits for the whole family, as well as a photo opportunity with Super WHY from PBS Kids.
Daily admission to the Map Fair is $15 for adults and $5 for HistoryMiami members and for children 6-12. Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 101 West Flagler Street in downtown Miami. Parking is available at the Cultural Center Parking Garage, 50 NW 2 Avenue. Visitors are also encouraged to bring in a map of their own collections for an expert evaluation!