Friday, December 11, 2009

Sr. Financial Analyst - Bacardi USA - Coral Gables, FL

Sr. Financial Analyst – Sales Ops FP&A – temp to perm hire

Position Overview
Bacardi U.S.A. is actively seeking an accomplished financial analyst to support financial planning and forecasting for our field sales operations in the U.S.
This is a temporary contract assignment and could last anywhere from 1 month and beyond. 35 – 40 hours per week, regular business hours, at our corporate office. This is a direct contract with our company, and we will not be working with any staffing agencies.
The Senior Financial Analyst will act as a business partner to other departments in the organization by providing financial analysis and value added business support. Individual is expected to develop and provide accurate and relevant financial analysis and recommendations to senior management. The Senior Financial Analyst is expected to work closely with internal and external customers to understand their needs and provide relevant support. This person is a member of the team that submits budgets and LEs.
The candidate must possess excellent collaboration skills and demonstrate the ability to work cross-functionally at many levels within Bacardi. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) are essential.
• • Collaborate with Senior Management in each Corporate and Field Department on annual plan and forecast submissions and presentations
• • Compile and report annual plan and forecasts for all Corporate overhead items, working in coordination with all departments, ensuring integrity and accuracy of the information submitted.
• • Gather financial information and generate reports that compare actual overhead cost vs. plan, forecasts and prior year and update all relevant overhead cost components in a Risks and Opportunities analysis on a monthly basis.
• • Provide insight and recommendations on findings resulting from Structure Cost analysis to all key stakeholders
• • Analyze key P&L components for assigned brands (Volume, Price, Cost of Goods Sold, Distributor and Retailer Margins, Advertising and Promotion, Size and Mix Profitability as well as Inventory Days) and summarize findings/results on a monthly basis.
• • Review and ensure integrity and accuracy of brand P&L for assigned brands
• • Ensure integrity and accuracy of advertising and promotion spend and update forecast in coordination with the Financial Analyst or the Financial Coordinator.
• • Understand and coordinate budget transfers within the brands and to the field, as well as, document and communicate changes to the brand budgets on a timely basis.
• • Take leadership role in initiating, managing and executing ad-hoc projects.
• • Active involvement in plan and forecast submissions and special projects including Business Plan/Strategic Plan presentations as required.
• • Continuously look for opportunities to improve processes, identify issues and provide recommendations for improvement.
• • Work with peers to develop standard analytical approaches that can be applied across all brands.
Minimum requirements and qualifications
• Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Finance and/or Accounting. MBA designation preferred.
• Work experience requirements - 4 to 7 years of related work experience in finance.
• Ability to work independently and in a group environment.
• Advanced Excel skills are required. Working knowledge of other Microsoft Office Products, as well as Lotus Notes.
• Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment.
• Strong analytical, quantitative, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills a must.
Apply for this opportunity
If you meet our qualifications and would like to explore becoming part of the Bacardi U.S.A. family, please apply online or email a copy of your resume to Catherine Roman at croman@bacardi.com

About Bacardi USA:

Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., a United States distributor and marketer of premium beverage alcohol products, is a subsidiary of Bacardi Limited. We boast a brand portfolio of some of the most recognized and top selling spirits in the world. Bacardi U.S.A. is best known for BACARDI rum, which has been the number-one selling spirit in the United States for more than 25 years.
In addition to BACARDI rum, the Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. portfolio includes: GREY GOOSE vodka, the world’s favorite super premium vodka; DEWAR’S Scotch, the top selling blended Scotch in the U.S.; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, the top super premium gin in the U.S; .MARTINI & ROSSI vermouth, the favorite vermouth in the world; CAZADORES blue agave tequila, the top selling 100% blue agave tequila in the world and other notable brands and labels.


Direct applicants only. This search is being managed internally, and will not be outsourced to any outside recruiting firms. Bacardi USA does not accept or honor unsolicited resumes from third party agencies, and will in no way be held liable for any fees to any firm sending resumes, or other candidate information sent to any Bacardi employees, that our Human Resources department has not expressly requested.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hollywood Dave & Buster’s to host alcohol-free New Year’s Eve

For a fun, safe and truly unique New Year’s Eve experience, gather up the kids and head over to Dave & Buster’s in Hollywood for the Third Annual Family New Year’s Eve.

The event promises nonstop entertainment in a festive setting from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring a magician, a face painter, a DJ and dancing, unlimited video game play, billiards and shuffleboard, and all-night buffets – all included in the admission charge of $59.99 for adults and $39.99 for children ages 5 to 12.

The only thing you won’t find at this local New Year’s Eve bash is alcohol – and that’s the whole point of the family friendly event, at the 70,000-square-foot Dave & Buster’s in the Oakwood Plaza.



In the spirit of a New Year’s Eve celebration, virgin specialty drinks, or “mocktails,” will be available for an additional charge. All-night buffets will feature a variety of hot and cold selections, including vegetarian dishes, salads, desserts and 'kid-friendly' finger foods.



The Hollywood Dave & Buster’s also hosts and co-sponsors, along with the Hollywood Gazette, the monthly ‘Party with a Purpose’ series. The happy-hour event, which will continue in the New Year, spotlights and benefits a different local charity each month, providing invaluable funding and exposure for various nonprofit organizations and their causes, as well as serving as a networking opportunity for local professionals who are committed to making a difference in their community.

The Third Annual Family New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at 3000 Oakwood Blvd. in the Oakwood Plaza, located at Interstate 95 and Stirling Road. Admission is $59.99 (plus taxes and gratuities) for adults and $39.99 for ages 5 to 12. There is no charge for children younger than 5. Admission includes all entertainment, video game play, all-you-can-eat buffets, soda, tea and coffee.

For tickets or additional information on the Family New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s, call 954-923-5505.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

JOB OPENING: SALES & MKTG REP/Plum TV/Miami Beach

JOB OPENING: SALES & MKTG REP/Plum TV/Miami Beach: Creative, aggressive, ad sales pro familiar w/local/regional area. 7+ yrs exp in cable TV, or other nat'l media. See full posting plumtv.com (

Job: 4 audit manager...bi-lingual

I need big 4 audit manager...bi-lingual.
It's a perm position.

Send me people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jasmina Risteska

Staffing Consultant

Accounting & Finance



The Mergis Group

701 Waterford Way, Suite 720

Miami, FL 33126

Office: 305-265-5300

Fax: 305-265-5310

Web: www.mergisgroup.com

Casting Call

Casting Call: TV Land is hosting an open casting call December 12 in New York City for the third season of original competition series She's Got The Look. Women aged 35+ are encouraged to attend the casting call held at Hotel Pennsylvania (Gold Ballroom) from 11a-4p (line-up begins at 10a). Candidates must bring a photo ID to the audition and those approved to the next round must also be available for call-back interviews on December 13. Information about the show can be found at www.TVLandPrime.com . For more information about the casting call, please contact Mitchell Squires at mitchell.squires at tvland.com or Kelly Kearns at kelly.kearns at tvland.com.

Daily Candy- Basel

Thursday
Looking to buy? Nonprofit Bakehouse Art Complex gathers more than 70 working artists in 33,000 square feet. Get some air at World Gardens, an interactive installation by landscape architect Harry Nelson at Midtown’s Art Park (36th Street, at Midtown Boulevard). At night, bribe your way into Art Asia’s private soiree at architect Chad Oppenheim’s house (complete with a first look at Yi Zhou’s film The Ear, starring Pharrell Williams).

photo miami!Friday
The Design District is known for its art studios, but all you see are throw pillows. Take a guided tour of resident artists’ work spaces at 10:30 a.m., starting at Locust Projects. A few blocks north, infamous photographer David LaChapelle displays new works at Wolfgang Roth & Partners Fine Art gallery. For celeb sightings: Beg an invite to the private Photo Miami fundraiser (hosted by Usher) at Viceroy. At 10:30 p.m., NY transplant Fountain Art Fair boasts a live show by G.Love (no word on the Special Sauce). And at 11 p.m., W South Beach hosts We Rock the Arts, a poolside bash with performances by Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Jesse Yusef Murphy (Brazilian Girls).

Saturday
the box!See Scope’s newest addition, Covent Garden, a marketplace with fashion, goods (books, records), and projects (tattoo design by local talent Santiago Rubino), curated by Miami’s own Karelle Levy. Stop by The Webster for a first look at artist Jeff Koons’s line of watches for Ikepod. Get tipsy and hit The Box. NYC’s risque burlesque show migrates to Nikki Beach with aerialist acrobats and anatomically, um, innovative acts.

botanic garden!Sunday
Nurse that hangover with fresh air at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, where you can see avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama’s garden exhibit. Conclude your Basel frazzle at an alternative fair like O.H.W.O.W.’s It Ain’t Fair, an offbeat display of 30 international artists.

Burgeoning ecosensitive aesthetic? Check.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE MIAMI MUSIC FESIVAL (DOWNTOWN MIAMI) DECEMBER 10-12, 2009

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE MIAMI MUSIC FESIVAL (DOWNTOWN MIAMI) DECEMBER 10-12, 2009
Be a part of the nation’s newest showcase festival and conference for emerging musical acts (miamimusicfestival.org) and be on the inside of Miami’s largest ever new music event. Participate in a major music festival and gain hands-on experience with an organization presenting 600 performances on three stages over three days.
Opportunity:
Volunteers may be asked to help with ticketing and stage management or to serve as production assistants.
Requirements:
Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and respond via email to lisa @ transitlounge.us, or via phone 305.860.0571 X 125 by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8th to schedule an interview. Orientation will take place on Wednesday, December 9th at which time volunteers will be provided with festival materials, including job description, information sheet, tee shirt and credentials, protocols and procedures.

Daily Candy Miami - The Weekend Guide‏

December 3, 2009 | Miami

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend
kiki valdez!

Prefer culinary art?

DINE
The Art of the Gourmet
What: Renowned chefs pair a seven-course meal with an artist’s exhibit at a private penthouse.
Why: Get $100 off dinner or $25 off brunch with coupon code dailycandy.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: 3301 NE 1st Ave., penthouse 2, Midtown. Tickets online at penthouse2.com. Map It

RHYME
Poem Depot at Bardot
What: The speakeasy hosts the Miami Poetry Collective, whose members write verse on demand for spectators using old-timey typewriters.
Why: Witness stanza.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 34th St. & N. Miami Ave., entrance in back alley, Wynwood (305-576-5570). Map It

EAT
Maitardi Brunch Launches
What: The outdoor pizzeria debuts the most important meal of the weekend, like smoked salmon and Brie quiche and oven-baked eggs.
Why: The first mimosa’s free.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: 163 NE 39th St., Design District (305-572-1400). Map It

SPONSORED LISTING
SHOP
Neiman Marcus Designer Sale
What: Peruse a ginormous selection of women’s and men’s designer apparel, accessories, shoes, and more at prices up to 50 percent off.
Why: Half off means it’s on.
When: Thru Dec. 10.
Where: Find the store nearest you online at neimanmarcus.com.



DONATE
Get Styled, Give Smiles
What: Get 20 percent off your entire purchase when you take a toy to a participating local boutique, including Savvy Girl, The Dressing Room, and M-M Couture.
Why: Toys go to the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.
When: Thru Dec. 18.
Where: For participating boutiques, go to ailyv.com.

RETURN
The Grill at The Setai Reopens
What: The swank resto got a face-lift and new seasonal menu complete with small plates like caviar-topped oyster beignets and foie gras with gingerbread.
Why: Ready, Setai, go.
When: Wed.-Sun., 7 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 2001 Collins Ave., South Beach (305-520-6400). Map It


Did you order extra Basel? Check out DailyCandy’s guide to the arty party.

Yelp.com Art Basel

Yelp.com - The Weekly Yelp
Yelp's Basel Dazzle
December 2
Dzine
Put a little love in your art!


Danger, Danger!

David Lynch & Danger Mouse In The House
20/20:

Art Miami's Twentieth Anniversary
Cool Compositions:

Photo Miami
Dive In, The Art's
Just Fine...

Pool Art Fair
Ho! Ho! Ho!

SoBe Santa Pub Crawl


It's that time of year again, yelpers! And no, we're not just talkin' the holidays. Art Basel Miami Beach's eighth year is finally upon us, so get ready for an artistically-fueled, deliciously-odd rest of the week. Go ahead, call in sick to work, grab your most colorful outfit, and read through this Weekly as we paint you a pretty picture of the days ahead.

Treasured local museums will be dishing out an optical feast in the form of new exhibitions. Whitney R gets her fix of sweet, sweet eye candy at Miami Art Museum, a veritable institution for "innovative and contemporary art." And during Basel, be sure to catch MAM's unveiling of Shepard Fairey's new outdoor public art project! Meanwhile, Elizabeth P is "blown away" by Bass' "thought-provoking and unique" artwork, and you will be too – especially now, since Dzine has decked its halls with a blinged-out mix of street art and Chicano lowrider bike culture. Talk about hot wheels!

Joseluis A and other lovers of emerging visual work will be thrilled to know that Gen Art's Vanguard is setting up shop this year inside Aqua Art Miami in Wynwood for a booth-style fair concurrent with Basel. This is, of course, a very welcome addition to the art warehouse district that already boasts the Margulies Collection, Rubell Family Collection, and Bakehouse Art Complex – all of which will be flaunting their best! BAC will host bac:23 complete with a daily comped breakfast (so much for starving artists), and while you're in the 'wood, peek into Miami Art Space to see Satellite Art + Design's out-of-this-world show.

After taking in the magnificent mélange of fairs including Design Miami, Scope, and Pulse, prepare to party. Paula E admits she's "addicted to the Vagabond... it never gets old!" Be sure to pop in post-Basel to find "adventure lurking around every corner of this club." At the Viceroy, Talisha M feels as if she is in a whimsical "Alice in Wonderland dream," doubly delightful now that Art Viceroy has popped up! And lastly, a little birdie named Adriana D told us on Talk that she's really looking forward to the annual F*CK Art, Let's Dance party at the Electric Pickle. Shake it, yelpers – it's Basel time!
Want more Basel? Get the goods on Yelp Events!
Top Yelpers
See who's been mouthing off this week!

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Picks of the Week
Reviews we liked this week.
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Ana Cristina P. on Lowe Art Museum
"I find it quite sad that I was a UM student for 2 whole years and I never once made it to the LAM, because it's beautiful!

Went there tonight for the Mexican Exhibit Event. Thank you Gita, for extending the invitation to us Yelpers! I'm sad I didn't get to meet you or say hello, but I'm sure there…"
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Vanessa P. on ArtCenter / South Florida
"A very cool and very free art gallery/co-op showcasing local talent. Don't get me wrong, museums are great in their own right, but I definitely appreciate modern/off-beat art as well. Every time we're on Lincoln Road we have to make a stop inside and see what's new. Personally that isn't too often,…"
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Sebastian E. on Steinbaum Bernice Gallery
"I have to agree with the previous review, not about my mother (or yours) but about Bernice. She really has quite the talent for finding unique and mind provoking artists. As a result her gallery has been around for quite some time. What I also like is her open mind about other events and interested…"

Fresh Lists
The newest of our users' favorites.
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Top Miami Wynwood - Eastside - Design District Restaurants
"Some of my favorite dining destinations in Miami Eastside, Wynwood and Design District."
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Artsy Fartsy
"Places to go see shows, concerts, or maybe just listen to live music."
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Midtown Lunch Spots!
"Places to each lunch in and around Midtown Miami, whether you live, work, or play in the area."
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Best Downtown Miami Lunch Spots
"as per my coworkers request- i've comprised a list of all my favorite lunch spots for people who work in downtown miami."
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Downtown Lunch and Snack spots
"While not a dining mecca, Downtown is where office workers are forced to eat sometimes. Here's my list of downtown restaurants within walking distance of my offic

One of the best Art Basel write-ups

http://www.hauteliving.com/sections/features/beyond-art-basel/

Friday, November 20, 2009

Daily Candy Miami - The Weekend Guide‏

November 19, 2009 | Miami

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend
proof!

Let the binging begin.

EAT
Proof Opens
What: The outdoor area of Z Ocean Hotel gets another incarnation — this time taking over the Table 8 space and serving traditional American fare with an Asian influence.
Why: It’s got something to prove.
When: Opens Tues. Daily, 7 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 1458 Ocean Dr., South Beach (305-672-7901). Map It

TASTE
Luna Corner Pizza
What: Gourmet thin-crust pies (with a multigrain option) now available for easy takeout (or delivery) at the new casual pizzeria.
Why: It Cornered the market.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 6815 Biscayne Blvd., Upper East Side (305-507-9209). Map It

New Menu at Soleá
What: The restaurant in the W gets a redo with the exciting arrival of new executive chef (and Por Fin alum) Marc Vidal.
Why: It’s good for the Solea.
When: Menu starts Mon. Sun.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-938-3111). Map It

SPONSORED LISTING
REVIVE
Spa V at Hotel Victor
What: For more than just a relaxing rubdown, choose from the long list of Euro-centric treatments designed to detox, renew, and beautify.
Why: Mention DailyCandy and receive a complimentary champagne cocktail.
When: Two seconds ago.
Where: Hotel Victor, 1144 Ocean Dr. To book, call 305-428-1234.


CELEBRATE
La Piaggia’s Tenth Anniversary
What: The swank SoFi spot makes merry with sunset cocktails and free hors d’oeuvres followed by a $45 prix fixe dinner.
Why: Hit the ten spot.
When: Sat. Party, 6-8 p.m.; dinner, 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1000 S. Pointe Dr., South Beach (305-674-0647). Map It

SEE
Swim and Skate Retro Trunk Show
What: Models roll around the Clevelander’s rooftop pool wearing neon skates and bathing suits by local designer Kristina Ashley.
Why: It’s all-wheel drive.
When: Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Where: SPF4 Sun Deck, 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach (305-532-4006). Map It


Prefer to get away? All you need are fresh undies and our road trip tips at dailycandy.com/guides.

free core classes...‏

EXHALE AT THE EPIC BRINGS
CORE FUSION® TO MIAMI!
CORE CLASSES · STAR TEACHERS · L I V E MUSIC
270 BISCAYNE BLVD WAY MIAMI FL 33131 305 423 3900 EXHALESPA.COM
WHEN
SATURDAYS AT 10:30AM – 11:30AM
November 28 | December 5, 12, 19, 26
January 2, 9, 16, 23
WHERE
THE EPIC SALES CENTER ROOFTOP DECK OR EPIC LAWN
*Informat ion wi l l be provided upon regist rat ion.
RESERVA IONS
RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN CLASS AT RSVP @ EXHALESPA.COM
Reservations are required. Please check in at 10:00am and bring your own mat. Five dollar valet
parking is available at the EPIC Residences and Hotel. All classes are weather permitting. Florida registration # HS8216
join exhale in downtown miami for our core fusion® bashes with live music
CORE FUSION® Fusing the disciplines of core conditioning, Pilates, the Lotte Berk Method, interval cardio training,
and yoga, this highly-acclaimed and publicized mind body experience incorporates 50 years of collective teacher
expertise. Allowing you to work from the inside out, this transformational class consistently delivers results, including
washboard abs, a tighter and higher backside, long, lean muscles, and an athletic, toned body.
In anticipation of the Grand Opening of exhale at the EPIC Residences and Hotel, we will host complimentary weekly
Core Fusion® bashes to give Miami a taste of our signature core classes, mixed with star teachers and energizing beats!
270 BISCAYNE BLVD WAY MIAMI FL 33131 305 423 3900 EXHALESPA.COM 31 area

Private Event with Idan Raichel at the Knight Concert Hall 11/21‏

Join us as we host a private event with Idan Raichel, and then attend the Idan Raichel Project this November 21, 2009 at 8 pm at the Knight Concert Hall.

Click here to purchase tickets, and use the promo code forpeace to get discounted tickets and to attend the private meet and great with Idan Raichel from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Knight Concert Hall Lobby with complimentary drinks. http://www.arshtcenter.org/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=5994

With their multicultural blend of African beats, Latin American rhythms, and Middle Eastern soul, The Idan Raichel Project burst onto Israel's music scene in 2002, instantly changing their country's popular music. A spectacular live show marked by irresistible raw energy and sophisticated production techniques plus three remarkable top-of-the-charts albums have made the Idan Raichel Project one of the most unexpected success stories in Israeli music history.

Can you recommend an Exceptional CPG Sales Manager for this Leading Distributor?‏

If you know of someone that may be a good match for the opportunity shown below, please let us know. All referrals are kept in the strictest of confidence. For a complete listing of our exceptional opportunities, please visit our website www.er-inc.com.



POSITION: Division Sales Manager

LOCATION: Mid West

SALARY: $90k - $120k plus bonus

BENEFITS: Full

CONTACT: Submit resumes in MS Word format only to Lorenp@er-inc.com



Our Client, one of the largest distributors of consumer products is seeking a Division Sales Manager. The qualified candidates will be responsible for the following components of the function for the Company:



Responsibilities:

* Maintain high profile with all key customers, to include scheduled visits, business reviews and daily phone contact.
* Prepare and monitor the annual sales and sales expense budgets.
* Review all A/R activity and take appropriate action to keep customers within terms
* Conduct regularly scheduled sales meetings that keep direct reports focused on division and company wide sales goals.
* Create and manage an effective, innovative Sales team.

Requirements:

* Must have a four year degree
* Experience managing a street sales force for a minimum of five years
* Experience in sales and merchandising within the convenience & grocery retail sectors
* Experience with Marketing development and implementation
* Highest level of integrity, energy, and intelligence
* Demonstrated leadership qualities
* Ability to build Teams, motivate, mentor, and inspire
* Be computer literate and expert in the use of Microsoft Office products.

If you prefer not to receive these types of communications from ERI, please reply with REMOVE in the subject line.


Regards,
Loren

Loren Perez
Executive Recruiting Consultant
ERI ~ Your Recruiting Solution
9240 Bonita Beach Rd, Suite 3314
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Office: 239-444-5282
Website: www.er-inc.com
Email Address: LorenP @ er-inc.com

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Best Holiday Dinner Cruises in Miami


There is truly only one company who offers the best holiday dinner cruises in Miami and that's Island Queen Cruises. They always host the most lavish, open to the public holiday dinner cruise on their two flagship yachts, the Biscayne Lady and the Ventian Lady.

This year, they are hosting nightly dinner cruises between Christmas and New Year's Eve for only $75 per adult. This price will include your ticket aboard and unlimited food and drinks from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Plus, unlike many other cruises in different cities, there are no hidden fees! One price only. Personally, I've taken dinner cruises in San Francisco, Tampa, New York and Portland and this is the best valued cruise. In San Francisco a dinner cruise for my girlfriend and I costed roughly $300 dollars.

Purchase your holiday cruises in Miami

This will truly be the best holiday cruise you will every attend.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Election Day! GO VOTE in Miami, Miami Bch, Hialeah, Coconut Grove and Homestead!‏ From the DNC

If you live in Miami proper, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, Hialeah or Homestead, then this message is for you!

GO VOTE! GO VOTE! GO VOTE! You vote at your normal polling place!

In Miami Distrcit #4 - Vote Dr. Denis Rod
In Hialeah - Vote Danny Bolanos
In Coconut Grove - Vote Stephen P. Murray
In Miami Beach - Vote Matti Bower, Jerry Libbin and either Michael Gongora or Gabrielle Redfern
In Homestead - Vote Steven Bateman, Judy Waldman, Rev. Jimmie Williams and Stephen Shelley

The President Obama election anniversary Party will be held tomorrow at the
Transit Lounge - 729 SW 1st Ave...7 to 10pm (21 and up only)

GO VOTE! Tell your friends and family in the above areas to go vote as well!

Go Democrats!

Chairman BJ

Join Dine Magazine this Week

Join Dine Magazine this Week
for a fabulous food and wine event
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 3
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Join us at M-Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Miami and enjoy panoramic views of Miami’s skyline while admiring the breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay. For this event, we will be featuring the highly rated wines from Mt. Defiance and Di Stefano (90 Points Wine Spectator). Guests will receive 1 glass of wine and a selection of complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door and free for members when they RSVP in advance. Buy your tickets today.

Wednesday, November 4
Taverna Opa
700 S. Rosemary Ave (2nd floor) in CityPlace
5:30 - 7:30 pm

We’ll be starting off the party for the Taste of the Palm Beaches a little early as we host a kick-off party at Taverna Opa. For $10, guests will enjoy 1 drink and a selection of complimentary hors d'oeuvres. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Big Heart Brigade (and help provide a Thanksgiving meal to local families in need). Enjoy complimentary Tarot and palm readings with Certified Tarot Grandmaster Christiana Gaudet. Buy your tickets today.

Friday, November 13
New Zealand Wine Tasting
Cafe Boulud
301 Australian Ave. in Palm Beach
6:00 - 8:00 pm

New Zealand is a land like no other. New Zealand wine is an experience like no other. Join us to taste a selection of varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Red Blends from some of New Zealand’s leading wineries. Wines will be complemented by a selection of hors d’oeuvres from Chef Zach Bell of Cafe Boulud. Cost is $20. Buy your tickets today, as space is limited.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, November 10: Cooking Class at Bice (Palm Beach)
Tuesday, November 10: Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres at China Grill (South Beach)
Wednesday, November 11: Taste of the Palm Beaches (Save $10 with code dine1)

NU Club of SEFL announces Big Ten Schedule of Events‏

Dear NU Alumni,
The last Big Ten Happy Hour at Morton's Steakhouse on September 30th had a turnout of about 60 Big Ten alumni. Of this number, there were 20 NU alums present. NU had the largest number of alums in attendance!

There are two Big Ten Happy Hours coming up! One is in Miami on Wednesday, November 11th and the other in Boca Raton, on Wednesday, December 2nd. Please see details below.

BIG TEN HAPPY HOUR

NOVEMBER 11th (WEDNESDAY)

5:00p.m. until ???

LOCATION: Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub
690 S.W. 1st Court
Miami (Brickell area)
North side of Neo Vertika condominium
Phone: 786-871-7660

Join local area Big Ten alums at Waxy O'Connor's newest venue tucked along the south shore of the Miami River, just south of downtown and next to the Metrorail bridge. It features a nice selection of draft beer, wines, and pub food. $2-off happy hour drink specials are available until 7:00 p.m. ($4-$5).

Limited street parking is available for a fee along S.W. 1st Court, north of S.W. 7th Street, on the east side of the Neo Vertika condo. Valet parking is available for $5 at a booth along 1st Court.

Waxy's is a little tricky to find. Directions are as follows:

From Metrorail: Get off at the Brickell station and walk about five blocks north along S.W. 1st Court (west side of the tracks) to the river. Waxy's is on the left side.

From the North via I-95: South on I-95 to the Miami Avenue/Biscayne Blvd. (Exit 2C on the left side). Take the ramp that leads to Miami Avenue. Turn right (south) along Miami Ave. over the Miami River. Right onto S.W. 7th Street (US 41 west) and then another right onto S.W. 1st Court, just beyond the overhead Metrorail tracks.

From Downtown Miami via US 1: Take Biscayne Blvd. South and over the Miami River bridge to where US 1 becomes Brickell Ave. Make a right onto S.W. 7th St. (US 41 west) and then make a right onto S.W. 1st Court, just beyond the overhead Metrorail tracks.

From the South via US 1: Take South Dixie Highway to S. Miami Ave. Make a left and proceed north to S.W. 7th Street (US 41 west). Turn left and then make a right onto S.W. 1st Court, just past the overhead Metrorail tracks.

From the West via SR 836: Take the Dolphin Expressway eastbound to I-95. Exit southbound on I-95 and get over to the left lane. Follow the "From the north via I-95" directions at that point.

Contact Steve Feuer at feuer@psualum.com for more information.
BIG TEN HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR
DECEMBER 2nd (WEDNESDAY)
5:00 p.m. until ???

LOCATION: The Addison
2 E. Camino Real
Boca Raton
Corner of Camino Real and S. Dixie Highway
Phone: 561-395-9335
http://www.theaddison.com
Join local Big Ten alumni to celebrate the holidays at the historic residence of architect Addison Mizner, now restored as an upscale restaurant and meeting place. The Addison features fine wines, mixed drinks, beer, and a gourmet food menu. Half-priced drinks, including wine as low as $5 and beer as low as $2.50, along with a special $5 appetizer menu will be offered from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Free valet parking is available. To get there, take I-95 to Palmetto Park Road (Exit 44). Head east about two miles and turn right onto S. Dixie Highway. (SR 811). Go south approx. 1/2 mile to Camino Real. The Addison will be on the left side.
Coming attractions in 2010:

February 10-13: Men's Big Ten Match Play Golf Tournament @ Heron Bay, Coral Springs. Events will include: a pro-am and dinner with the coaches & players, and a Boatride down the intracoastal. Coordinator: Doug Maran illinoisalumni@yahoo.com

Saturday, March 27: "Jersey Boys" Broadway Musical at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, Tickets $83.00 per person. This is the NU Club's annual theatre group event with Illinois Club. Deadline to pay by sending checks to Doug Maran, Illinois President** is January 25, 2010 Pre-dinner with the group is separate & at location TBA.

**To order tickets please contact Doug Maran, President, Illinois Alumni Club, 1201 SW 141 Ave. #104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027. Tel: 954-435-7333. Email: illinoisalumni@yahoo.com.
Saturday, April 10: ANNUAL BIG TEN PICNIC

TY Park, Hollywood. 11am-4pm. Watch for more details in subsequent e-mail message. Steve Feuer South Florida Big Ten Alumni Picnic Co-coordinator
Penn State '88 Contact information is feuer@psualum.com



September 18: Annual Cubs-Marlins Game, 7pm, and tailgater 5pm.


Wear your purple proudly and get involved with the fellow local Wildcats by attending or planning Club events. We believe you will benefit from participation. To become a SEFL Club Member, Click here to register online or see the membership section of the SEFL Club Website for more information. The SEFL Club Calendar of events will be updated soon for the upcoming year. You can view past events and photos on the SEFL Club website as well.

November Newsletter - Shopping Event, Funky Urban Sample Sale, Reflexology and More!‏

The Brownie Dish
Beauty, You Know You Want It
November 2009

Upcoming Yoga Events

Dear Brownes Aficionados,

November marks the month for giving, so why not give someone special a Brownes & Co. gift certificate by clicking here!

Mark your calendars! Brownes will be starring in Bravo's Tabatha Salon Takeover on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009!

Curious about what exciting events we have simmering in our beauty pot this month? Deets below!


Shopping Extravaganza
Tuesday, November 17th
6pm - 9pm



To kick off the holiday season, Brownes & Co. and the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Council will host their sixth annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, an evening of holiday shopping, indulgence, beauty, fashion and support for the Miami Beach Education Foundation.

The special holiday shopping event will feature professional makeup lessons, cocktails by Gran Sierpe, food by Van Dyke Cafe, mini-massages, special spa treatments, discounts from hip Miami designers and raffle giveaways. Admission fee is a $20 minimum donation. Proceeds will directly benefit the Miami Beach Education Foundation. Brownes & Co. will also donate 10% of the evening proceeds to the Foundation and offer special promotions on select product lines.

To RSVP, please contact Danielle Hirschfeld at (305) 695-6834 or rsvp@miamibeachchamber.com.


841 Lincoln Road / Miami, FL / 33139 / (305) 538-7544 ext. 5

Funky Urban and Yoga Sample Sale
Saturday, November 14th
12pm - 5pm


The coveted, alternative clothing lines, Funky Urban and Funky Yoga, will be hosting a sample sale at Brownes! You've definitely seen their progressive designs written across the chests of celebrities and their slogans are the perfect way to provide some comic relief to any occasion. The Miami based company offers designs and phrases printed onto t-shirts, yoga wear, sweaters, and bags.


841 Lincoln Road / Miami, FL / 33139 / (305) 538-7544 ext. 5
Mudras & Holistic Hand Reflexology
Saturday, November 14th
2:30pm - 4:30pm


How much can be revealed from and healed with our hands? After this class, you will never consider your hands the same way.

In our everyday life, we perform many actions with our hands, most of them unconsciously. We open a door, lift a cup, turn the water tap, switch on the car, and brush our teeth, without even thinking about how we move our hands.

Mudras, is the yoga of the hands. Christelle will teach you some specific movements and positions for your hands to activate meridians, or lines of energy. Once activated, these meridians can release headache, or back pain; also they can help you to let go of stress, activate your vital energy and many more purposes.
Our hands reveal much information about our health and our life's path. Christelle will also describe how our physical body is reflected in our hands and how we can auto-massage specific areas to release tensions. Additionally, we will observe the 3 main lines: Life, Love and Mind.

Pricing: $25 in advance / $30 at the door

841 Lincoln Road / Miami, FL / 33139 / (305) 538-7544 ext. 2
Ram Giri Presents:
The Yoga of Zen
Saturday, November 14th
5:30pm - 8:00pm


Ram Giri has brought his renowned guidance series to Brownes and we invite you to come experience the power of his spoken word. Ram Giri Braun, Ph.D. offers you a very unique combination of psychological skill, decades of deep experience in the wisdom traditions, and practical knowledge of innovative and revolutionary approaches to self-realization. This month we bring you Ram Giri's “Yoga of Zen” :

Zen is the essence of clarity and emotional freedom. Experiencing emotional stress is not very Zen. Spend an evening un-gridlocking yourself with Open Attention, the unsurpassed Skill for Emotional Harmony. Walk away with a lifetime ability to deal with emotions in a way that actually works and sets you free.

Read more about Ram Giri and his philosophy here.

Pricing: $25 in advance / $30 at the door

841 Lincoln Road / Miami, FL / 33139 / (305) 538-7544 ext. 2

Design District Gallery Walk
Saturday, November 14th
7pm - 10pm



If you have yet to join us for the Design District’s monthly gallery walk, you're missing out on a whole lot of delicious, complimentary drinks, free makeup applications and beauty samples. Stop by, mingle, and get all your beauty questions answered by our expertly trained staff while enjoying cocktails on behalf of Artisan Brands!

87 NE 40th St. / Miami, FL / 33137 / (305) 538-7544 ext. 1

Product Of The Month


Molton Brown's Re-Charge Black Pepper Body Wash

Get ready for an aromatic adventure. Molton Brown's unisex, spicy body wash is steeped in Madagascan black peppercorn oil to reawaken your energy banks when you most need it, leaving your skin feeling warmed up and ready for action.


Winner of the 2008 Allure Best of Beauty awards in the "mens stuff" category!

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Featured Employee Of The Month
Dee

1. How long have you been with Brownes? 8 years.

2. What's your philosophy behind beauty? Healthy skin, a perfect mani/pedi, and groomed from head to toe!

3. What's your advice for maintaining strong, healthy nails? Mani/pedi once a week and use Dr Hauschka oil on cuticles every night. When doing your nails, be sure to apply a fresh base coat, then polish, and finish with a top coat.

4. What's the new hot color for fall? Angora Cardi from Essie's fall line is a beautiful, plum hue that perfectly compliments the season.

To book an appointment with Dee or another one of our talented technicians click here.


Upcoming Yoga Events

Chocolate Yoga with DeAnna
Saturday, November 21st
7pm - 9pm

When we find balance in the senses we can connect to our Divine source as we feel appreciation for the gift of embodiment. What better way to delight the senses and the Divine than with chocolate? It was even considered ‘food of the Gods’ by the ancient Mayans and thought to bring universal wisdom and knowledge, just like Yoga! Come out for a deliciously rockin’ Anusara-Inspired Vinyasa Yoga practice as we savour the chocolate on our tongue before and after class and play delightfully with chocolate metaphors while we rock out to a practice with music for the ears to enjoy.

$25 in advance / $30 at the door.


The Practice with Ken
November 7th
November 21st


The Practice is an advanced Skanda Yoga session developed by Ken Von Roenn III. It is a breath-inspired, alignment based Vinyasa style which channels the Mayan calendar to release your inner warrior and take on new challenges.


Thanksgiving Day Skanda Yoga with Jason
Thursday, November 26th
10am-12pm


The aim of Skanda Yoga is to transform the individual, the community and the world. The individual goal is to spread the message of unity, peace and love in preparation for the transformational period between 2012 and 2016. This is the period of time that humanity has the greatest potential to transform from a global society built upon separation, into a society united in Spirit.


841 Lincoln Road / Miami Beach, FL / 33139 / (305) 538-7544 ext. 2

Let’s Move Together for a Diva-worthy Cause‏

Diva, you’ve got the look and all the right moves, but not everyone can get around town as free and fabulous as you. Over 46 million Americans are affected by arthritis, and 500,000 of them are located in the Miami-Dade County, adults and even little Divas.

So what can you do to help Diva?

Put on your cutest workout gear and participate in “Let’s Move Together” the annual walk event that promotes fun, fitness and arthritis prevention. Choose from a one to three mile walk route and get your workout done in a fun and philanthropic way.

Move a muscle and come to the Amusement Area at Crandon Park on Saturday, November 14th at 4000 Crandon Blvd in Key Biscayne. Registration begins at 8am and the walk will start at 9am – rain or shine.

There will be divalicious goodies and prizes, entertainment and refreshments.

Share the love and bring your Diva pals and register online now.

Diva tested...Diva approved. This is a Social Diva partner email. Editorial Policy.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Variety

WHAT WOMEN WANT - Look Better Naked Fashion Shows
WHAT WOMEN WANT - Look Better Naked Fashion Shows - on Saturday, November 7 at 6:00pm.

Event: WHAT WOMEN WANT - Look Better Naked Fashion Shows -
What: Club Party
Start Time: Saturday, November 7 at 6:00pm
End Time: Sunday, November 8 at 5:00am
Where: Nikki Beach Miami - 1 ocean drive Miami -

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=179340263736&mid=158fd23G248bdf75G318bfd1G7




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Special Miami Advance Screening and Party for "The Men Who Stare At Goats" | Wed, November 4th‏
Gen Art Gen Art Screening Series presented by Bing

The Men Who Stare At Goats The Men Who Stare At Goats



Michael's Genuine

Pacific Time

Grass

Sra Martinez

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Daily Candy Miami - Switch-Hitter‏
Switch-Hitter
Switch Bar Opens
switch bar!

Lately you’ve been keeping it real classy. Frequenting underground speakeasies. Wearing a bra.

Perhaps it’s time to Switch things up. Coconut Grove’s newest bar, Switch, is old school (literally, like college).

Trade artisanal cocktails for Pabst on tap. And don’t count on ’97 Chablis. Instead, take solace in sake cocktails and infusions made with pineapple, kiwi, and watermelon. (A full liquor license is expected in January).

A twist on bar fare, the menu offers Spanish and Italian tapas like bruschetta, stuffed peppers, and Serrano and melon, along with traditional burgers and wraps. Get the chef’s specialty, paella, prepared tableside for groups of ten or more.

Expect Hurricanes games on six plasmas, DJs, local bands, and random make-out sessions.

’Cause some things never change.


Switch, 3008 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove (305-441-1313).
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G Magazine Launch Event This Friday‏
G Magazine
The Premier Golf Lifestyle & Travel Magazine
Cordially Invites you to the Launch of the Premier Issue
Location: River Lounge , 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way Miami Fl.
inside the Epic Hotel (downtown Miami)
Date & Time: Friday, November 6, 2009 from 8:00PM to 11PM

Dress: Miami Chic
Please RSVP to 786.206.7269 ext 4 or events @ conceptmediausa.com

Hosted by Bobby Brandt, Raymond Fernandez, Shawn Finkle of River Lounge

Check out G Magazine www.gmagtv.com

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NOVEMBER 2009 at the Miami Beach Cinematheque!‏
NOVEMBER at MBC:
“A Taste of LARS Von TRIER”, and more!


“I Always do something that I've never done before" -Lars von Trier




M I A M I B E A C H C I N E M A T H E Q U E

The ongoing HD film festival where you don't just watch, you experience!

512 Española Way at Plaza España, (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)

BECOME A MEMBER HERE: www.MBCINEMA.com





NOVEMBER 2009 At A Glance:

28 WED 8:30pm: GLOBAL LENS WWW: What a Wonderful World

NOV 05 THU 8:30pm: “Vu Par VARDA” The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

NOV 07 SAT 9pm, 10pm, 11pm: “SLEEPLESS NIGHT” 2009

“Vu Par VARDA” SPECIAL EVENT! Remnants and Umbrellas 8-12

08 SUN 3:30pm: Who Does She Think She Is?

06 FRI, 08 SUN, 09 MON 7pm: Still Walking (Aruitemo aruitemo)

06 FRI, 08 SUN, 09 MON 9:15pm: Amreeka

10 TUE 7pm: The Wind and the Water (Burwa Dii Ebo)

11 WED 8:30pm: “SILENTS PLEASE” Margarette's Feast (A Festa de Margarette)

(with LIVE Brazilian guitar accompaniment By CEZAR SANTANA!)

12 THU 8pm: A Taste of LARS VON TRIER Period One: Europa (Zentropa)

13 FRI 8:30pm: ESSENTIAL ARTHOUSE in HD! The Seventh Seal

14 SAT, 15 SUN, 16 MON 7pm: “JUDAICA on Film” Being Jewish in France

17 TUE 8pm: A Taste of LARS VON TRIER Period Two: Breaking the Waves

18 WED 8pm: Miami Short Film Festival Gay Short Film Night: “SEXY BOYS”

19 THU 8pm: A Taste of LARS VON TRIER Period Three: Dancer in the Dark

20 FRI, 21 SAT, 22 SUN, 23 MON 7pm: “Cinema GREEN” Earth Days

21 SAT 2pm: Miami Short Film Festival The BEST of the Festival!

20 FRI, 21 SAT, 22 SUN 9:15pm: 35 Shots of Rum (35 Rhums)

25 WED 8pm: A Taste of LARS VON TRIER Period Four: Dogville

27 FRI, 28 SAT, 29 SUN, 30 MON 7pm: Coco Before Chanel (Coco avant Chanel)

27 FRI, 28 SAT, 29 SUN, 30 MON 9:15pm: Paris

DEC 03 THU 7pm-11pm ART BASEL WEEKEND 2009 Reception for the artists

The films and photographs of ALEX NAHON, with Parts of a Room

DEC 04 FRI, 05 SAT, 06 SUN, 07 MON, 08 TUE: 7pm, 9:15pm:

Miami Exclusive for Art Basel: A Taste of LARS VON TRIER Period Five:

“The Latest Provocation”Antichrist



NOV 04 WED 8:30pm:

GLOBAL LENS

In collaboration with The Global Film Initiative

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

WWW: What a Wonderful World

(Directed by Faouzi Bensaïdi/Morocco/2006/99mins.)

With Nezha Rahil, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Fatima Attif

Souad is a prostitute whose best friend is Kenza, a tough traffic cop. Kamel is a stony–eyed contract killer who receives his hit orders via the Internet; he is also Souad's favorite customer. Moroccan actor–director Faouzi Bensaïdi's promiscuously stylish film is a new vision of an old culture, unveiling an uncommon Casablanca caught in a world wide web of associations and consequences. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.

For tickets click HERE



NOV 05 THU 8:30pm:
“VU PAR VARDA”

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

(Les parapluies de Cherbourg)

(Directed by Jacques Demy/France/1964/91 mins.)

Restoration supervised by Agnés Varda

With Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

Considered one of the most beautiful color films ever made, Jacques Demy's masterpiece of music and romance—winner of the 1964 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize—catapulted the 20-year-old Catherine Deneuve to international stardom. This restoration, supervised by Demy's widow Agnès Varda, restores one of the great French classics to its former glory.

In French with English subtitles.

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or, Technical Grand Prize

French Syndicate of Film Critics Best Film

“ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOTION PICTURES EVER MADE!”
-Octavio Roca, San Francisco Chronicle

For tickets click HERE



07 SAT Showtimes: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm:

“SLEEPLESS NIGHT” 2009

“VU PAR VARDA” SPECIAL EVENT!

Remnants and Umbrellas 8-12

A Dance & Film Installation in Plaza de España

inspired by the work of Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy

by Thought Loom and the Miami Beach Cinematheque

In collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Miami



Remnants and Umbrellas 8-12 is a site-specific kaleidoscope of movement, music, and film on Española Way at Plaza de España. The work, which incorporates Jacques Demy's Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Agnès Varda's films from the Nouvelle Vague period, is a celebration of the moving image fused with dance. Saturated colors and rich black and whites graze sparse canvases; mirrors clad palms; and umbrellas become screens which reflect images of an era as seen through the eyes of two visionaries who changed the world of cinema.

Complimentary admission!





08 SUN 3:30pm:

An MBC Premiere «DIGITAL» Presentation!

A groundbreaking national ONE-TIME ONLY event!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical DIGITAL Premiere!

Who Does She Think She Is?

(Directed by Pamela Tanner Boll & Nancy Kennedy/73mins)

This is a groundbreaking, national one-time only screening event for the award-winning documentary Who Does She Think She Is? (from the producers of Born Into Brothels) which follows five women artists as they navigate the challenges of making work outside the elite upper echelons of the art world. It examines some of the most pressing issues of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art.

This event will also feature a live interactive panel discussion between national women leaders that will be taking place in New York City. The audience will be able to see the panelists in real time and ask questions to them via keyboard, which will be broadcast online!

“An engaging documentary about the struggle to create. . . an enlightening primer on sexism in the art world.”-New York Times

“Pamela Boll's documentary—about five women who heeded their instinctual desire to make art over the fears and protests of their families—is also a call to arms: Rise up, ladies, with those chisels and paintbrushes and pens!”- Village Voice

For tickets click HERE



06 FRI, 08 SUN, 09 MON 7pm:

An MBC Premiere «DIGITAL» Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical DIGITAL Premiere!

Still Walking (Aruitemo aruitemo)

(Directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu/Japan/2009/114mins.)

With Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You, Kazuya Takahashi

Beloved director Kore-Eda Hirokazu (After Life, Nobody Knows) returns to the forefront of world cinema with Still Walking- an exquisitely detailed family drama. The film was one of the most critically acclaimed works at the Toronto, Tribeca, and San Francisco International Film Festivals. Lushly photographed, and with an expert script that incorporates elements of director Kore-Eda's personal experience, Still Walking is a quiet pleasure unlike anything else you will see this year. Recalling the delicate splendor of Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story, Kore-Eda shows complete mastery of his characters while revealing the complex dynamics of an ultimately loving family.

In Japanese with English subtitles

WINNER: Asian Film Awards Best Director,

Mainichi Film Awards Best Actor

Mar del Plata Film Festival Best Film, Jury Prize

"TRANSCENDENT! . . .COMPLETELY ABSORBING! . . .so sure of its own scale and scope that while you're watching it, the rest of the world fades into irrelevance."

A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES

"TOKYO STORY. . . IKIRU. . .SANSHO THE BAILIFF. . . STILL WALKING almost certainly belongs to these ranks—we are in the presence of a new classic."

Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

For tickets click HERE



06 FRI, 08 SUN, 09 MON 9:15pm:

An MBC Premiere «DIGITAL» Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical DIGITAL Premiere!

Amreeka

(Directed by Cherian Dabis/USA/Canada/96mins.)

With Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass

Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.

Told with heartfelt humor by writer-director Cherien Dabis in her feature film debut, Amreeka is a universal journey into the lives of a family of immigrants.

In English and Arabic with English subtitles.

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize

Cannes Film Festival Critics Prize Director's Fortnight

Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Nominee Humanitas Award

"FUNNY and PLAYFUL! Beautifully written and directed”-Kenneth Turin LA Times

“The beauty of Amreeka is in first time director Cherian Dabis' nimble touch.”

-USA Today

For tickets click HERE



10 TUE 7pm:

Miami International Film Festival and

Miami Book Fair International present

“The Big Read Film Series”

focusing on Native American Cinema

The Wind and the Water (Burwa Dii Ebo)

(A film by Vero Bollow & the Igar Yala Collective/(Panama, 100 min.)

A young indigenous teen seeking his fortune in Panama City struggles to acclimate to chaotic urban life, where he becomes enamored with a girl from a wealthy, assimilated family. Later, he encounters his crush once again--but this time the landscape and tradition define their interaction.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Nominee

In Kuna and Spanish with English subtitles

Complimentary admission



11 WED 8:30pm:

“SILENTS PLEASE”

Silent Film with LIVE accompaniment!

In collaboration with The Global Film Initiative

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

2009 Global Lens “Chairman's Choice”!

Margarette's Feast

(A Festa de Margarette)

(Directed by Renato Falcao/Brazil/2002/90mins.)

With Hique Gomez, Ilana Kaplan, Carmen Silva

A modern silent masterpiece using the style and techniques of Brazil's cinematic past, Margarette's Feast tells an allegory of Brazil's social struggles without words while making dazzling use of exhilarating Brazilian music. After losing his job, goodhearted but penniless Pedro comes into possession of a miraculous suitcase that never runs out of money, allowing him to throw an extravagant birthday party for his wife.

Silent film with English subtitles.

WINNER: Motovan Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize

Brazilia Festival of Brazilian Film Festival Special Jury Prize

“Superbly updates the style of silent movies to show how the spirit of Chaplin is still with us.” – International federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)

The film is accompanied by LIVE Brazilain guitar

by CEZAR SANTANA!

For tickets click HERE



12 THU 8pm:

A Taste of LARS VON TRIER

Period One: “The European Trilogy”

Europa (Zentropa)

(Directed by Lars von Trier/Denmark/1991/112mins.)

With Jean-Marc Barr, Barbara Suvoka, Max von Sydow, Udo Kier

“You will now listen to my voice . . . On the count of ten you will be in Europa . . .” So begins Max von Sydow's opening narration to Lars von Trier's hypnotic Europa (known in the U.S. as Zentropa), a fever dream in which American pacifist Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr) stumbles into a job as a sleeping-car conductor for the Zentropa railways in a Kafkaesque 1945 postwar Frankfurt. With its gorgeous black-and-white and color imagery and meticulously recreated (if then nightmarishly deconstructed) costumes and sets, Europa is one of the great Danish filmmaker's weirdest and most wonderful works, a runaway-train ride to an oddly futuristic past.

In English and German with English subtitles

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Prix de Jury, Best Artistic Contribution

Fantasporto Festival International Fantasy Film Award Best Director

“A STYLIZED THRILLER IN THE HITCHCOCK TRADITION”-Herald Tribune

For tickets click HERE



13 FRI 8:30pm:

ESSENTIAL ARTHOUSE in HD!

An MBC Premiere «DIGITAL» Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical DIGITAL Premiere!

The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet)

(Directed by Ingmar Bergman/Sweden/1957/96 mins.)

With Max von Sydow, Inga Landre, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bibi Andersson

Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman's stunning allegory of man's search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America's 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema's boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing. Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. . .

In Swedish with English subtitles.

WINNER: Golden Bear Berlin Film Festival and FIPRESCI Prize

Italian National Society of Film Critics Award

National Board of Review Best Foreign Film and Best Actor

“As the picture that launched art-house cinema (along with Bergman, leading player Max von Sydow, and distributor Janus Films), The Seventh Seal holds a place in movie annals as secure as that of Battleship Potemkin or Citizen Kane or any other earthshaking classic you care to name.”-Gary Giddens

For tickets click HERE



14 SAT, 15 SUN, 16 MON 7pm:

“JUDAICA on Film”

In collaboration with National Center for Jewish Film

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

Being Jewish in France

(Comme un Juif en France)

(Documentary directed by Yves Jeuland/France/2008/185mins.)

Narrated by Matthieu Amalric, star of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

“In joy and in sorrow, from the Dreyfus affair to today”

Yves Jeuland's sweeping documentary explores the rich and complex history of Jews in France-the first country to grant Jews citizenship-beginning with Revolutionary cries of Vive la France in Yiddish through the explosive Dreyfus Affair; Vichy's murderous betrayal during World War II, and the absorption of Jews from Arab countries in the 1960's, to contemporary rising changes of anti-Semitism in France.

In French with English subtitles

WINNER: Jewish Experience Award Jerusalem Film Festival

“ **** ESSENTIAL VIEWING!...Combining testimonials, newsreel footage and snippets of cinematic representations from Renoir to Marcel Ophuls, Jeuland has concocted something close to a final word on the subject."-TIME OUT NY

"GOOD THINGS DON'T COME EXCLUSIVELY IN SMALL PACKAGES, sometimes they come in great big ones that don't stay around for very long. Which is the case with the exceptional new three-hour documentary that is playing for three days only at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art....”-Kenneth Turin, LA Times

For tickets click HERE



17 TUE 8pm:

A Taste of LARS VON TRIER

Period Two: “The Dogma Years”

Breaking the Waves

(Directed by Lars von Trier/Denmark/1996/153mins.)

With Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

In the back-to-the-basics headset of “Dogma 95” filmmaking (even though not completely complying with the rules and regulations of the movement, and before his true Dogma effort The Idiots) Von Trier created this internationally acclaimed drama.

A shy, religious woman (Emily Watson) sinks into a sea of mental instability and infidelity when her husband is paralyzed from the neck down in this tale set on the torrid shores of Scotland. Because he is no longer able to satisfy her, her husband convinces her to seek out sexual partners, something she is not emotionally equipped to handle.

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

César Awards Best Foreign language Film

European film Awards Best Actress and FIPRESCI Prize

National Society of Film Critics Best Film, Director, Actress, Cinematography

``Breaking the Waves'' is EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY CHALLENGING, hammering at conventional morality with the belief that God not only sees all, but understands a great deal more than we give Him credit for.”-Roger Ebert

“THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY FILM TO EMERGE FROM EUROPE in the 90's”

-Entertainment Weekly

For tickets click HERE



18 WED 8pm: Miami Short Film Festival

Gay Short Film Night: “SEXY BOYS”

(a compilation with running time 87.30mins.)

A program devoted to those cinematic male characters that enthrall their screen-mates- and us- with their particular magnetism.

Io Parlo! (I'll Tell on You!) (Italy, Marco Gainfreda) 20:00

Milestone (USA, Julie Tortorici) 8:33

A Silent Whisper (USA, Darrell Lake) 11:57

Curious Thing (USA, Alain Hain) 9:00

Ashes of Summer (Cyprus, Agis Paikos) 24:56

Protect Me From What I Want (United Kingdom, Dominic Leclerc) 13:34

Director and co-producer Alain Hain and writer and co-producer Jason Mills from Curious Thing will attend the screening for Q&A.

For tickets click HERE



19 THU 8pm:

A Taste of LARS VON TRIER

Period Three: “Post Dogma”

Dancer in the Dark

(Directed by Lars von Trier/Denmark/2000/140mins.)

With Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Joel Grey, Jean-Marc Barr

Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or in 2000, Dancer In The Dark once again shows Lars von Trier's refusal to play the same game as everyone else. In a genre-bending move, he creates a heart wrenching story of Selma (played by Björk, who also won Best Actress at Cannes and vowed never to act again after this experience), a Czech immigrant in rural America who is going blind, but finds meaning in life through the fantasy of classic Hollywood musicals. Tragic drama meets sing and dance, in one of the most unusual, original, and artistic musical films ever made.

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or, Best Actress

European Film Awards Best Film, Director, Actress

Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Film

National Board of Review Best Performance by an Actress

“ASTONISHING! AN EXHILERATING AND ORIGINAL WORK OF CINEMA!

A Triamph of form, content, and artistic integrity!”-Entertainment Weekly

For tickets click HERE



20 FRI, 21 SAT, 22 SUN, 23 MON 7pm:

“Cinema GREEN”, in collaboration with ECOMB

The Environmental Coalition of Miami & The Beaches

An MBC Premiere «DIGITAL» Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical DIGITAL Premiere!

Earth Days

(Documentary directed by Robert Stone/USA/102 mins.)

It is now all the rage in the Age of Al Gore and Obama, but can you remember when everyone in America was not “Going Green”? Visually stunning, vastly entertaining and awe-inspiring, Earth Days looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement—from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's incendiary bestseller Silent Spring, to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action. Earth Days is both a poetic meditation on humanity's complex relationship with nature and an engaging history of the revolutionary achievements—and missed opportunities—of groundbreaking eco-activism.

The film will be introduced and followed by a Q&A with an expert TBA

For tickets click HERE



21 SAT 2pm:

Miami Short Film Festival

The BEST of the Festival!

Including all the WINNERS!

(to be announced on Friday the 20th!)

For tickets click HERE



20 FRI, 21 SAT, 22 SUN 9:15pm:

An MBC Premiere «DIGITAL» Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical DIGITAL Premiere!

35 Shots of Rum (35 Rhums)

(Directed by Claire Denis/France/100mins.)

With Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogue

A father and daughter's tender relationship is strained by the arrival of a handsome neighbor in this sublime new film from one of the most provocative and artistic women in the feature film industry, Claire Denis (Chocolate, Beau travail, Trouble Every Day).

Set among a small circle of friends in a Parisian suburb, 35 Shots of Rum is a warm and enchanting change of pace from this great French filmmaker, lovingly photographed by Agnès Godard, the longtime collaborating cinematographer on Claire Denis films.

In French and German with English subtitles

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Venice and Toronto Film Festivals

“FLUID, INCISIVE, AND QUIETLY DEVASTATING! People in Claire Denis's latest impressionistic beauty move in a series of flowing movements. . .The familial drama—a father's love collides with his daughter's need for independence—suggests Ozu's Late Autumn.”-Salon

For tickets click HERE



25 WED 8pm:

A Taste of LARS VON TRIER

Period Four: “The American Trilogy”

Dogville

(Directed by Lars von Trier/Denmark/2003/135mins.)

With Nicole Kidman, Harriet Anderson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr



Dogville is Lars von Trier's first film in his “American Trilogy”, a series of films set out to find mysteries in American history, developed by a very imaginative mind from a man who has never traveled to the United States. Dogville is a American town with chalk marks on the floor as walls. Grace, a visitor to Dogville, has a secret, and it is a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever began to bare its teeth. . .

WINNER: European Film Awards Best Director, Cinematographer

Sofia International Film Festival Best Film

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign Film

Copenhagen International Film Festival Honorary Award

“EXTRAORDINARY! Von Trier has re-written the rules of filmmaking once more!”

-The Evening Standard

“AN EXHILERATING PIECE OF ART THAT WORKS LIKE THEATRE,

yet has cinematic intensity”-James Christopher, The Times

For tickets click HERE



27 FRI, 28 SAT, 29 SUN, 30 MON 7pm:

An MBC Premiere «DIGITAL» Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical DIGITAL Premiere!

Coco Before Chanel (Coco avant Chanel)

(Directed by Anne Fontaine/France/2009/110min.)

With Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Emmanuelle Devos, Marie Gillain



A little girl who is sent with her sister to an orphanage in the heart of France. . .

A cabaret performer with a weak voice who sings to an audience of drunken soldiers. . .

A humble seamstress, who stitches hems at the back of a provincial tailor's shop. . .

This is the story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, who begins her life as a headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey becomes the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style.

In French with English subtitles.

“REMARKABLE! With Audrey Tautou perfectly in sync with director Anne Fontaine, Chanel comes alive in ways you never imagined. MAGNIFIQUE INDEED!”

-Boston Herald

For tickets click HERE



27 FRI, 28 SAT, 29 SUN, 30 MON 9:15pm:

An MBC Premiere «DIGITAL» Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical DIGITAL Premiere!

Paris

(Directed by Cédric Klapisch/France/130mins.)

With Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Mélanie Laurent

Cédric Klapisch gathers together some of the biggest actors in French cinema for a valentine to the city of lights. While waiting for a heart transplant that could save his life, Pierre (Romain Duris) reunites with his sister (Juliette Binoche) and her lively children. This rediscovery of his family and observation of the teeming streets outside his window give Pierre hope, and a new sense of how he might spend the time still left to him. A cinematic love letter to the city that seems to hide a story behind every shop window, small alley, street market or grand apartment building, the film explores the life and love possible only in PARIS. In French with English subtitles.

"WONDERFUL. . . Klapisch has reached his filmmaking peak.”-NY Press

"Above all, Paris, in which the monuments are SPREAD OUT BEFORE YOU LIKE A SUMPTUOUS OUTDOOR BANQUET, evokes the city as a robust social organism."

-Stephen Holden, New York Times

For tickets click HERE



ART BASEL WEEKEND 2009

DEC 03 THU 7pm-11pm Reception for the artists

The films and photographs of ALEX NAHON

Alex Nahon is an artist and filmmaker born in Paris, France. During the past ten years, his photos and film-installations were presented in some of the most prestigious art shows in the US and Europe. In addition to his art work, Alex Nahon has written, directed, acted in and produced fiction short-films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. As an actor, he recently played the ex-boyfriend of Academy Award Nominee Julie Delpy in the comedy Two Days in Paris (2007), Delpy's successful directorial debut starring Adam Goldberg. He will come back as 'Manu' in the sequel to come Two Days in New York. He recently directed a Film-Portrait of the Swedish singer Lykke Li, which eventually became a music video for her song 'This Trumpet In My Mind' from her worldly acclaimed debut album 'Youth Novels'. Alex Nahon is currently living in NYC, working on his first feature film as a writer/director, Don't Shoot the Piano Player, based on David Goodis novel.

With the video short compilation: Parts of a Room

BELAXIS BUIL * JEFFREY DELANNOY * MILCHO * DOUGLAS VOISIN

Four artists (each representing a line that completes a box, or in this case a room) were asked to create a video based on their individual concept of space and environment. The artists selected work with video and photography but are deeply influenced by other disciplines such as dance, music, and performance. Each artist was assigned a chapter to the concept. Discussions on details were not to be shared and the end result is a video short compilation that completes a story line.

“The idea of boxes, lines, space and environment and how individuals define these ideas based on their own experiences is intriguing to me as a conceptual visual artist. Although my work might seem restricting and isolating, the initial goal is to communicate to an audience the repercussion of social separation due to our virtual based media world. I am curious to know how this is affecting other artists. Is this state of being causing reflection, introspection, transcending thoughts of self observation within the artist's own space? Or is it making the artist a seeming voyeur, stepping out of their own box as they observe others and manipulate individuals in their work in a crafty approach to evaluate their mental state, creating a virtual reality?”-Belaxis Buil



04 FRI, 05 SAT, 06 SUN, 07 MON, 08 TUE:

7pm, 9:15pm:

An MBC Premiere «DIGITAL» Presentation!

MIAMI EXCLUSIVE FOR ART BASEL!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical DIGITAL Premiere!

A Taste of LARS VON TRIER

Period Five: “The Latest Provocation”

Antichrist

(Directed by Lars von Trier/Denmark/2009/109mins.)

With Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Lars von Trier's Antichrist was the sensation of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, the most provocative film in a very provocative year. There was “before-Antichrist” and “after- Antichrist”, and the art film world was turned upside down because of it. Critic's loved it or hated it. And Lars von Trier claimed he was the best filmmaker in the entire world. His film concerns a grieving couple's retreat to 'Eden', their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. . .

Due to the provocative nature of this film, under age seventeen is not admitted.

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Best Actress

"Serious film people on several continents will be talking about von Trier's affront, defending or deriding it, finding it hard to ignore. Short of a flat-out masterpiece, WHAT MORE CAN MOVIES OFFER?"-Time Magazine

Including the short version of the video compilation: Parts of a Room

BELAXIS BUIL * JEFFREY DELANNOY * MILCHO * DOUGLAS VOISIN

(see description above)

For tickets click HERE



TICKETS:

FILMS: $10 or $7 MBC Members, $8 Students & Seniors

SAT 31st webcast Q&A with Francis Coppola: $12/ $10 Members/ $11 Sen., Stud.

SAT Nov 07 "Sleepless Night": complimentary admission

SUN Nov 08 "Who Does She Think She Is": $12/ $10 Members/ $11 Sen., Stud.

TUE Nov 10 "The Big Read Film Series": complimentary admission

WED Nov 11 "SILENTS PLEASE!": $12/ $10 Members/ $11 Sen., Stud

THU Dec 03 Art Basel Opening Reception For the Artists: complimentary admission

Parking: 16th St. between Collins and Washington (covered lot)

or 16th St and Drexel Avenue (open lot)

Doors open fifteen minutes before screenings
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Jobs in Tv in Miami
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR PROGRAM RESEARCH/Univision/Miami: Oversee research support of network programming. Familiarity with SL programming desired. Strong knowledge of NPower, Spanish fluent. Resume to dshinnick@univision.net (11/3)

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Awake Tour with Julian Marley featuring Stephen and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Buy Now and Save‏

The Awake Tour: Julian Marley
featuring Stephen and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
November 22 @ 8pm
Knight Concert Hall

Julian Marley and the Uprising featuring Stephen Marley and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley will perform with soulful vocals inspired by life and spirituality. Their music incorporates the roots-reggae sound that Julian has made his own, infused with street-energy hip-hop, bubbling dancehall, and a smooth combination of R&B and reggae.

Buy your tickets now and save!

NOW through Nov 1: ticket prices from $19.50 - $39.50
STARTING Nov 2: ticket prices from $24.50 - $44.50

See a video here.

BUY TICKETS NOW
or call our box office at 305.949.6722.

All Ivy- Join us for Art and Brunch - FREE!‏

The below event is a departure for All Ivy + - a daytime event with a great informal brunch and fantastic art. Space is limited so please rsvp soon!

Amy




Join All Ivy + and the Funding Arts Network

on Saturday, November 7th from

11am- 12:30pm for

a Complimentary Brunch Sponsored by

900 Biscayne

and then walk with us to the

Freedom Tower (3 blocks away)

to See

Under a Brilliant Sun: Cundo Bermudez in the 21st Century



Program: Cundo Bermudez is part of a generation of artists that reshaped and gave new direction to art in Latin America. The exhibit, in the 1925 historically landmarked Freedom Tower, will be shown to us by the Director of the Miami-Dade Gallery System.


To find 900 Biscayne, turn onto NE 10th Street .
Complimentary Valet and Street Parking Available


Space is limited! RSVP to allivyplus @ yahoo.com

Healthy Cities Healthy Women Conference in Miami‏

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Alumni and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women

with Co-Chairs Divina Grossman GRN’89, PhD, RN, FAAN and Elsie Sterling Howard CW’68

invites you to attend

Healthy Cities/Healthy Women: South Florida and Urban Women’s Health

November 20, 2009
8:00 am to 1:30 pm
La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida

Although much is known about the health of women, the practice of public health and the health impact of living in urban environments, less is known about the intersection of these three subjects: urban women’s health. We hope you will plan to join us for this cutting edge discussion on promoting healthy urban environments for women, their families and their communities as well as Penn’s pioneering role in this new discipline.

Topics include: raising children in urban areas; improving access to care; issues related to women and aging; designing cities for women’s health issues

Featured Speakers: Dr. Divina Grossman, Dean, Florida International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Dr. Joanna Lombard, Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture; Dr. Rosha McCoy, Director of Medical Affairs, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital; Dr. Afaf Meleis, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Dr. Martha Pelaez, former Regional Advisor on Aging and Health with the Pan American Health Organization and previously with the Southeast Florida Center on Aging at Florida International University

Registration: $85 per person

Includes breakfast, lunch and parking

Proceeds from this event will benefit Penn Nursing and TCPW initiatives, including scholarships, programs and grants.

REGISTRATION

New Times Halloween

The Opium Group Halloween Events in Miami this Weekend
The Opium Group rolls out the red carpet for a spooky, sexy lineup of Halloween fun to suit every ghost and goblin. From Mansion's House of Jigsaw and SET's Phantom Halloween to Louis Bar's House of Sodom and Opium Hard Rock's Fangtasia, The Opium Group also unveils its newest venue, Cameo, on Halloween with Tera Patrick's Teraween. Join us for the best lineup of fun, fantasy, and music this Halloween.
Come to The 4th Annual Penthouse Naughty Halloween Party at Pangaea
Friday October 30th (10pm) ($20 cover charge) & Don't Miss Pirates of the Pangaea & Gryphon - (10pm) Halloween Night. Music by DJ Jonathan Peters in Gryphon (presale tickets available at wantickets.com/gryphon ($25 cover charge). Call (954) 581-5454for more info!
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{CHECK OUT MORE} Fetish Factory is hosting the biggest, sexiest Halloween party in Florida!
The usual kinky crowd in latex & leather will be dressed to the nines, but if that’s not your bag, you can get in the door with your Halloween costume. Revolution Live (downtown Ft. Lauderdale) Halloween night Sat Oct 31, 10pm-4am, $20 @ FF / online. Or $25 @ door. FetishFactory.com/Halloween.
Halloween Haunted House for Kids at Archie's Gourmet Pizza
Join us on our Happy Halloween Night featuring: Haunted House, Face Painting, Fun Games, Costume Contest with Special Prizes and Free Halloween Treats for Kids Saturday, October 31st. 12pm-6pm Brickell 50 SW 10th St. #46 305-371-9980 // Coral Gables 166 Giralda Ave 305.444.1557 http://www.archiesusa.com/
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{CHECK OUT MORE} Thriller BOOtanical Bash at Fairchild
The lush Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is the ideal setting for the coolest Halloween blowout. Come in costume and mingle with Miami's young professionals during the Fairchild Palms "Thriller BOOtanical Bash" from 8 pm to midnight Friday, Oct. 30, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. Proceeds benefit the Fairchild Challenge environmental conservation and education program. Tickets before October 26: $40 for Palms members,$45 non-members. After October 26: $50. ...
Your one stop sexy Halloween shop!
From the same team that brought you the DejaVu Love Boutique before it closed on 02/08. We've moved into the old Pleasure Emporium, smacked it, flipped it and rubbed it down to offer you an experience like no other. Our trained pleasure specialists are always available to help you plan that special evening. http://www.PleasureEmporium.net
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{CHECK OUT MORE} Village Cafe Halloween!
12 + under eat free Halloween night! Pizza, spaghetti, hot dogs, special childrens menu. Prizes for best costumes!!! 9540 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores, FL 33138 (305) 759-2211 www.evillagecafe.com
Don’t miss SEVENDUST”
Performing live only at REVOLUTION on Friday, October 30th with special guests Mendacity and Venejer.” Door Time: 7pm. Tickets: $27. All Ages. http://www.jointherevolution.net
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{CHECK OUT MORE} Halloween is coming to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Location: Gold Coast Railroad Museum adjacent to Metro Zoo 12450 SW 152nd Street Don't miss, Gold Coast Railroad Museum's Spooky Halloween Adventure - October 30th thru November 1st from 6 to 10pm each night. Come dressed in your favorite costumes and enjoy: * Bounce and Game Stations * Hay Rides * Historic Spooky Movie Showing * Monster Mural Coloring Station * Graveyard Sandbox Dig * Narrow-Gauge Train Rides * Ghost Story at Bonfire with S'mores ...
For a night you won't soon forget!
Come party with us at "Down the Rabbit Hole" Halloween Party at WhereHouse 2016 this Fri. Oct. 30 starting at 10 p.m. // 21+ Halloween Party, full bar and a special performance by The Miami Heat Dancers!!! DJ, drinks, artists performances, costume contests, raffles and a silent auction all night! All proceeds benefit UNICEF. For details and to buy tix: www.booevents.com
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{CHECK OUT MORE} Travel in luxury this Halloween to Orlando Halloween Horror Nights at Universal!!
Sobe Party specialist presents and all inclusive ride! Package includes Park Admission, Round trip from Sobe to Orlando on a Hummer Limousine! Don't miss out on this amazing experience! $249.00 Per person Call now for to reserve your seat: 305-766-5500 www.sobepartyspecialists.com
Friday October 30th Halloween costume ball
$500 price for the best costume Featuring ///UV// The U2 Tribute Band and Sekond Nature - Finnegan's River DownTown Miami 401 SW 3rd Ave * Miami FL 33130 * 305-285-3030 Doors Open at 8 PM * 21 & Over * $10.00
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{CHECK OUT MORE} Lou's Beer Garden North Beach's Hippest Beach Bar & Bistro Is having a HALLOWEEN POOL PARTY Saturday October 31st
Live Music, Great Drinks and Fabulous Prizes PARTY starts at 5:00pm. No cover We are located in the back of The New Hotel at 7337 Harding Avenue Miami Beach. Call for more details at 305 704-7879 or visit www.thenewhotemiamil.com
Randazzo's Halloween Party
Halloween Event at Randazzo's, starts at 8:30pm until 2:00am. Happy Hour all night long, costume contest, and dance the night away with our DJ. We moved to our new location located at 385 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. No admission fee is required, to RSVP please contact us at 305-448-7002.
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{CHECK OUT MORE} Halloween Bash at Sunset Tavern on Saturday October 31
It's a party and your invited. Live Music, Beer & Drink Specials all night long, Crystal Head Vodka Promotion from 11-1am and a Costume Contest at 12am with CASH prizes. Mankind at 8pm, The Bushmen at 9pm and late Night with DJ Proof. No cover we are located at 7230 SW 59th Ave in South Miami. Call for more details at 305 665-0606 or log on to www.delilane.com. See you there...........
Halloween Party at Monty's Coconut Grove!
You will have so much fun, it's scary at Monty's Coconut Grove's Halloween Night Party. Join us Saturday, October 31st. Costume contests with great giveaways all night long. 2665 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove - 305.856.3992
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{CHECK OUT MORE} Halloween Party this Saturday Night! Oct. 31
Serving Complimentary Bar Bites That Bites Back - 50% OFF Anything in a Glass! Sign Up & Win in our Costume Contest. Special SVEDKA Tastings & Giveaway. Party starts at 6PM 'Til ? Miami's Chophouse | 300 S. Biscayne Blvd. (Met 1 Building) | 305-938-9000 for Reservations.
THRILLS & CHILLS!
Area Stage Theater's Haunted Mansion and Halloween Show starting Thursday, October 27th! If you are lucky enough to survive a terrifying tour through our Haunted Mansion, you may then join the inhabitants of WITCHES ROCK CEMETERY for a Show-Stopping evening of creepy and freakish fun!!! LOTSA LAFFS!!! Show Dates & Times: October 27th - October 30th, event @ 7pm October 31st, event @ 5pm and 8pm. The Area Stage Co. @ The Riviera Theatre 1560 ...
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{CHECK OUT MORE} Come Celebrate a Spooktacular Halloween @ Lucky Strike Lanes.
Drink Specials all day - Treat yourself to $5.00 candy apple martinis, $18.00 beer buckets and $100 bottle specials. Spookiest costume WINS a King Pin party for up to 16 guests! Bowling Party give-a-ways all night. (Must 21 and over to win). Live DJ Starting at 9 p.m. For reservations call 305.532.0307 Twitter.com/LuckyStrikeMia www.bowlluckystrike.com
Come party amongst the dead this Halloween at John Martin's!
Hard Liquor Band will be performing live, giveaways all night, costume party, $5 Drink Specials. Doors open @ 11:30 am. 253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables 305-445-3777 www.johnmartins.com
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Sponsored Content
Vitamin C presents The Reel Horror Ball Join us for the advanced screening of a cinematic event Saturday October 31st Vitamin C invites you to The Reel Horror Ball at Ecco 168 se 1st Downtown, Miami. Arrive early & indulge in complimentary premium vodka cocktails from 9-11pm. If you can’t make the pre-show, don’t fear; there'll be plenty of drinks diversions. Music by MiguelG, Supreme1 and Rey.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Need to Hire COO and CFO‏

We are conducting two executive searches for an international social networking company with dozens of millions of users. Below is the complete information for the CFO search. You can check out our website for more info about the COO position.

To apply for either position, please go to our website: http://www.matchstar.com/job_listings_open.html

1) Chief Financial Officer - San Francisco
2) Chief Operating Officer - Buenos Aires

________________________________________

We are conducting an executive search for a CFO to head the San Francisco office for a successful, fast growing international social networking company with dozens of millions of users. This is an excellent opportunity to get in early with a company that is already successful in other countries and experiencing explosive growth. Candidates must have significant investor relations and equity fund raising experience in the venture capital arena in the United States and/or Europe. Need someone who is good at building relationships with potential investors (VCs, PEs, & Investment Bankers), strategic partners and large internet companies that make large acquisitions (Google, Yahoo!, AOL, etc). Need someone who is comfortable prospecting, building and extending relationships, writing a deal memo, negotiating contracts, etc. Candidates must have significant experience packaging and presenting financial and company information to board members and potential investors. Strongly prefer candidates that have at least one successful exit in their history. Must be able to create and execute an action plan and exit strategy, and then ideally help lead the company to achieving its goals.

Please let me know if you know someone that would be a good match for this opportunity. Whenever you refer someone to us that we place, we will send you a check for $1000 as a Referral Bonus. Please make sure the person you refer mentions your name so you can get credit for the referral. Or send me the person's contact info and we will contact the person directly. (Phone number and email address preferred.) We also have several other executive positions open with other clients, so please check out the list on our website: www.matchstar.com. Listed below my signature is additional information about this opportunity. Also, the complete job description is listed on our website, along with all of our other open positions.

We are now using Twitter to first post new searches and updates on searches. You can follow us @MatchStar – or click https://twitter.com/MatchStar. Also, you can connect to my LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carolyne-connor/0/824/69.

TO APPLY FOR A POSITION, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE: http://www.matchstar.com/job_listings_open.html
****** CLICK ON THE POSITION: Chief Financial Officer - San Francisco

Thank you very much for your time.
Sincerely, Carolyne

Carolyne P. Connor, Founder & President
MATCHSTAR VENTURE SEARCH {!http://www.matchstar.com/}
1395 Piccard Drive, Suite #180
Rockville, MD 20850
415.520.4600 (direct)
415.276.1900 (fax)
connor@matchstar.com


POSITION: Chief Financial Officer. This is a management position. You will be part of the core executive team that includes the CEO. Initially, this will also be an individual contributor position. Need someone that can be very hands-on, roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to achieve goals. Need someone that is very strategic and hungry. Someone with a passion for winning. Someone who will make sure the management objectives are met and/or exceeded. Someone who leaves their ego at the door. Need someone that knows how to work smart.

COMPANY: Successful, fast growing, international internet company in the social networking space with dozens of millions of users. This is an excellent opportunity to get in early with a company that is already successful in other countries and experiencing explosive growth.

LOCATION: Position is located in the San Francisco Bay area. Working remotely is not an option. Candidates must already live in the area.

COMPENSATION: Board is willing and able to put together the right package for the right candidate. The compensation package will include: base salary, bonus, stock options and full benefits package. There will be an emphasis on incentives for outstanding performance. The Board wants to hire someone who is very motivated.

MANAGEMENT STYLE/CORPORATE CULTURE: This position reports to the CEO. Basically, he prefers to agree to a set of objectives making sure that the objectives are clearly outlined and understood by the individual, then let the individual execute the plan. But, expects the individual to keep him informed of progress. Individual must be able to go the CEO when in need of help. He will only hire someone that is very entrepreneurial and passionate with a burning hunger for success. He wants people with new ideas and strong opinions, but able to move in a fast paced, ever-changing start up environment.



POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Must have significant equity fund raising experience in the venture capital arena including investor relations.
Must have specific Investment Bankers, VC and/or PE firms in mind to set up immediate introductions with as potential investors. Candidates must also be able to put together a list of target investors and get their foot in the door at these firms. Potential investors must be located in the United States and/or Europe. Need someone who is comfortable prospecting, building and extending relationships, writing a deal memo, negotiating contracts, etc.
Must have significant experience packaging and presenting financial and company information to board members and potential investors. Someone with strong customer presentation skills including PowerPoint is required. Also, business and revenue modeling with Excel is required.
Must be able to hit the ground running. Candidates must have a well developed “Rolodex” of key contacts at the large internet companies (e.g. Google, Yahoo, AOL, MSN, etc) that may be interested in doing a strategic partnership with a fast growing Latin American company in the social networking space.
Strongly prefer candidates that have at least one successful exit in their history. Must have participated in the road show and subsequent IPO. Or helped sell the company for significant ROI to a large internet company such as AOL, Yahoo!, Google, etc. Must be able to create and execute an action plan and exit strategy, and then ideally help lead the company to achieving its goals.
Prefer candidates with a “Rolodex” of key contacts at the large Latin American Media and Internet companies.
Prefer someone conversant in Spanish and/or Portuguese. Or at least comfortable working with a Latin American company.
Must have earned undergraduate and MBA degrees from respected universities. Looking for candidates that are highly analytical and results focused. Strong communications background and business acumen are required.

Daily Candy- Miami - Choose Your Own Adventure‏

Restaurant Opens



This weekend is filled with tough choices. Rum or gin? Miami City Ballet or New World Symphony?

But the question of where to eat is simple: Prelude by Barton G. (inside the Arsht Center) opens tonight, letting diners pick any three dishes from its $39 prix fixe menu.

Choose seasonal fare from appetizers (tomato and watermelon salad, bacon and corn chowder), entrees (short ribs, wild salmon with asparagus), or infamous Barton G. desserts (a sundae with house-made cinnamon ice cream and roasted caramel apple slices).

Also on offer: a two-course lunch ($23), an enormous by-the-glass wine list (pours come in three sizes), and an a la carte bar menu. The high-ceilinged space woos with two chandeliers resembling incandescent jellyfish and slatted wood banquettes, where you can dine during one of five seatings between 5 and 10:30 p.m.

Your choice.


Prelude by Barton G., at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Performing Arts District (305-357-7900 or preludebybartong.com).