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Berenblum Busch Architects Designs New Fro-Yo Store Concept in Wynwood

Miami-based architecture and interior design firm, Berenblum Busch Architects, has reimagined a former warehouse in Wynwood into the future frozen yogurt shop, g.l.o.w. The first U.S. location, all proceeds from the store will benefit the girl empowerment nonprofit, Global G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World.)

BBA’s design captures the power of femininity and celebrates young girls and the story of the nonprofit.

Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood is set to welcome new F&B concept g.l.ow., a frozen yogurt shop launched by female empowerment nonprofit Girls Leading Our World (G.L.O.W.). All proceeds from the store will benefit the nonprofit.

Local firm Berenblum Busch Architects conceived the design through a feminine lens. Beyond the façade mural by local artist Tatiana Suarez, the contemporary, minimalist setting will be adorned with coral, pink, and peach hues.

The 200-square-foot space embraces its industrial origins with exposed ceilings and concrete flooring. A large gallery wall will showcase photography the Global G.L.O.W. community. Planters and a polka dot-patterned canopy will be installed as well.

Read the full story on Hospitality Design.

Your Guide to Miami Art Week

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Miami Art Week is here. With more than 70,000 expected attendees, Art Basel will showcase some of the best contemporary art and trends through interactive installations, intimate photography and film exhibits, fairs and more. Whether you’re browsing the walls in Wynwood or scanning paintings and sculptures at a museum, there’s no end to the exhibits for you to explore. This week, Miami invites locals and sophisticated art collectors to exhibits, concerts, festivals, food and drink lounges, satellite fairs and more. Here’s a neighborhood guide to Miami Art Week.

 

Miami Beach

The Circle of Land and Sky. December 4 – December 10. Faena Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.faena.com/miami-beach/

Urban Legends. December 4 – January 4. The Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach, 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.sagamorehotel.com/urban-legends

IRL (In Reel Life). Deceumber 5 – December 31. Old City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.jacobercreative.com

Scope Miami Beach. December 5-10. Scope Pavilion, 801 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. $25-$150; scope-art.com.

Design Miami. December 6- December 10. Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach. $20-$100; designmiami.com

INK Miami Art Fair. December 6 – December 10. Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free; www.inkartfair.com

Museum of Ice Cream. December 6 – December 11. Faena District, 3400 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $98; www.museumoficecream.com/miami

Shawn Kolodny Presents Fake Fulfillment Center. December 6 – December 10. Boulan South Beach, 220 21st St., Miami Beach. $15+; fakefulfillmentcenter.splashthat.com

AQUA Art Miami. December 7 – December 10. AQUA Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $25+; www.aquaartmiami.com

Art Basel Miami Beach. December 7- December 10. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. $50-$130; artbasel.com.

BLINK, BURN. 6 p.m., December 7. The New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Free with reservation; www.pratt.edu/events/public-programs/

Basel, Lox and Cream Cheese Annual Art Basel Brunch. 10 a.m., December 10. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $18 Members, $25 Nonmembers; www.jmof.fiu.edu/calendar/2017/basel-lox-cream-cheese-annual-art-basel-brunch/

 

Midtown/Wynwood

Mex/ART. December 1 – December 10. Be/Art Contemporary Gallery, 119 NW 29th St., Miami. $22; be-artgallery.com

ArtSpot Miami. December 6 – December 10. ArtSpot Miami Tent, 1700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. $25+; www.artspotmiami.com

Red Dot Miami. December 6- December 10. 1700 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10-$85; reddotartfair.com.

Spectrum Miami. December 6- December 10. 1700 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10-$85; spectrum-miami.com

“humanKIND” at Wynwood Walls. December 7- December 10. Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-531-4411; thewynwoodwalls.com.

Basel House Mural Festival. December 8 – December 10. Old RC Cola Plant, 550 NW 24th St., Miami. Free; https://baselhouse.com/

 

Downtown/Brickell

Augmented Reality at PAMM. December 5 – April 21. Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $16; http://pamm.org/ar

CONTEXT Art Miami. December 5- December 10. 1 Herald Plaza, Miami. $35-$250; contextartmiami.com.

Art Miami. December 6 – December 10. 1 Herald Plaza, Miami. $50+; www.artmiamifair.com

Young Artist Initiative Presents RAW Pop Up. December 6 – December 10. Historic Post Office Building, 100 NE 1st Ave., Miami. $10-$120; http://youngartistinitiative.com/

Fair. December 7- December 10, Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Free; https://www.fairmarket.art/.

Miami Street Photography Festival. December 7- December 10. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free; miamistreetphotographyfestival.org.

PRIZM. December 5 – December 17. Mana Downtown, 145 E. Flagler St., Miami. Free; www.prizmartfair.com/prizm2017

 

Overtown

The Black Party Art + Fashion. 11 p.m., December 6. Art Africa Miami Arts Fair, 920 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. $20; https://www.blartsy.com/main/2017-black-party-mia

 

Coral Gables

Lowe Art Museum’s Bubbles & Brunch. 10 a.m., December 10. Lowe Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-4545; http://www.lowe.miami.edu/calendar/index.html#/?i=1

 

Sweetwater

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum‘s Breakfast in the Park. 9:30 a.m., December 10. Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami; 305-348-2890; https://frost.fiu.edu/calendar/2017/bitp.html

Oktoberfest Comes to Wynwood This Weekend

floridafest_steinThe fall season for beer lovers only means one thing – and no, we’re not talking about pumpkin beer. It’s the celebration of Oktoberfest, the world’s largest Volksfest or beer festival. Held annually in Germany, it’s a 16- to 18-day festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. In Miami however, we have Blocktoberfest hosted by Concrete Beach Brewery.

This year, the third annual celebration is back with stein hosting competitions, pretzel eating games, bratwursts, beer, and lots more so strap on your lederhosen and head over to Wynwood this Saturday for some fun!

Oktoberfest-style celebrations will take place from 1 to 7 PM at the Social Hall on Saturday, September 23 where guests can get a taste of Floridafest, the German-inspired brew with a hint of tropical influence.

Floridafest is the supreme South Florida beer to savor this fall – ideally under a palm tree as you attempt to shade yourself from the blaring sun – we are in Miami after all. The lager features subtle undertones of toasted coconut, with notes of toffee and vanilla that round out this smooth, medium-bodied beer.

The limited release beer is currently available on draft at select South Florida bars and restaurants, but 16 oz. four-pack cans will be exclusively available for purchase at the Blocktoberfest celebration starting this Saturday.

The event will feature live performances by Monster Sound Pro, delicious bratwursts by Babe Froman Fine Sausages, and more. Concrete Beach will donate $1 from every Floridafest beer sold during the event to Feeding South Florida, up to a maximum of $1,000. For more information on Feeding South Florida visit feedingsouthflorida.com – the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in South Florida.

To find where Floridafest is available, visit the beer finder.


Concrete Beach Launches Brew Views Dinner Series

arroz-con-calamaresIn life, almost everything is better when it’s paired with something equally great – fried chicken & waffles, Netflix & chill, and Concrete Beach beers & delectable dishes created by Chef Michael Beltran of the locally-famed Ariete.

Lucky for us, Wynwood’s Concrete Beach Brewery has partnered with Coconut Grove’s Ariete to launch a new event series consisting of a six-course, beer-paired dinner dubbed Brew Views, and the carefully thought out meal is sure to tingle your taste buds. The intimate dinner hosted by Chef Beltran and Brewmaster Joseph Reynolds will take you through six incredible courses that include popular Ariete dishes including the arroz con calamares and the Ariete short rib, as well as other plates.

The Chef Beltran curated specialties will of course be paired with some of your favorite Concrete Beach brews, in addition to a few limited edition beers including Eezypeezylemonsqueezey, an American Wheat Ale with you guessed it – lemons, and Violet Jane, a lemon lavender wit beer.

The first installment of Brew Views will take place this Thursday, August 24 at 7pm inside of Concrete Beach’s private tank room. The intimate event seats 20 guests and is priced at $85 – less than $15 per course! Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets online as they are expected to sell out.

To check out the full menu, read the full story published by Miami food blogger, The Food-e.

 

Concrete Beach Brewery Honors Mango Season with Limited Release Beer

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There are three things guaranteed during the summer months in Miami – hotter temps, rainy afternoons, and mangos. This summer, Concrete Beach Brewery is putting those mangos to use by bringing back its coveted Mango Gose for a second year.

Inspired by the mountains of tropical fruit sold by street cart vendors, Mango Gose is a German-style wheat ale brewed with salt and coriander. Breaking from tradition, this beer also has fresh mango and lime zest for a refreshingly pleasant summer beer with a local twist.

“Last year we received great feedback about our Mango Gose, so I’m excited to bring it back for a second summer and give people the chance to purchase it in cans as well,” said Marco Reyna, head brewer for Concrete Beach. “Goses are traditionally on the sour side with a touch of salinity, so between that and the fresh fruit notes, it’s perfect for summer!”

Concrete Beach Brewery has partnered with Miami-based EcoRipe Tropicals, a leading importer and distributor of quality tropical fruits and vegetables, for the mangos. The local business donated the mangos, which were added during the whirlpool stage of the process.

The summer time brew was premiered earlier this month at the 25th International Mango Festival where the brewery hosted the Concrete Beach Brewery Beer Garden complete with lawn games and cold beer.

If you missed the Mango Festival, you still have a chance to try Mango Gose before the summer ends by visiting Concrete Beach in Wynwood. Swing by and take a 6-pack to go or stay for a while and enjoy the vibe!

Concrete Beach Brewery Releases 12oz. Cans of Havana Lager

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Just in time for the start of summer, we introduce Havana Lager!

Inspired by both Miami’s prevalent and colorful Cuban culture and the rich brewing history of Vienna style lagers in Cuba, Concrete Beach Brewery recently released Havana Lager, a suave lager with a beautiful sunburst-orange hue and foamy white head.

The launch of Havana Lager in 12oz. cans was celebrated at Havana Nights, a new monthly event hosted at the Wynwood-based brewery. The first Havana Nights fell during Father’s Day Weekend during a 3-day event series, and fans were encouraged to bring the entire familia, both human and canine, for a weekend of celebrating dad with refreshing beers, delicious Cuban food, salsa music, dominos and Cuban cigars.

In the past two years, Concrete Beach Brewery has become a Wynwood staple, uniting the community with a common love of traditions. With an artistic array of classically brewed ales and lagers, Concrete Beach works hard to ensure that every pint conveys their passion and that their beer complements any occasion.

The new year-round beer will be available on draft at the Social Hall and across South Florida. To find where Havana Lager 12oz. cans are available near you, visit Concrete Beach’s beer finder.

Wynwood Central Artist Collective

The Wynwood Central Artist Collective was commissioned to celebrate and show appreciation for the talented artists who have helped make Wynwood an internationally recognized arts center.  Developed and managed by Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations (OBR) and produced and curated by prolific and esteemed street artist Daniel Fila, a.k.a. KRAVE, and Yuval Ofir of Yo Miami, the exhibit showcased the works of nine prominent local street artists on the fencing of the Wynwood Central construction site during Art Basel 2013.

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