Latin Grooves at Mokai
Mokai is going Latin with the launch of Alternativo Thursdays. Featuring a blend of Latin indie pop, Rock en Espanol, World Sounds and Modern Latin Dance Music, DJ Felix takes the turntables, as live performances take over the dance floor every week, bringing a much needed dose of Latin music to the South Beach scene. Upcoming acts include: Afrokumbre, Locos Por Juana, Rosamax from Brazil, Xperimento, Dr. Draw, Joe Dert and Oscar G. Doors open at 11pm. Mokai is located at 235 23rd street on Miami Beach, guests can call 305 531 5535 or visit www.mokaimiami.com for more info.
Get Ready to Wine
The 6th Annual Florida International Wine Challenge uncorks with an unlimited sampling of more than 400 world-class wines from 15 countries on Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Palms Hotel & Spa (3025 Collins Avenue). A portion of the proceeds benefit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and the Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Enter code WINEDINE for discounted $50 tickets at www.fiwc.net or call 866.998.VINO for more information.
Bikes & Babes at Grand Central this Friday!
This Friday, June 25, at 8 p.m. Grand Central, Ducati Miami and Love Cat Marketing & Events present the national premiere of Ducati’s new Monster 796. Motorcycle fans will have the opportunity to get a first look and experience one of Ducati’s newest bikes and be treated to additional eye candy courtesy of Rockstar Swimwear during an informal fashion show featuring the brand’s latest summer looks. All guests will also enjoy complimentary fenom Modern Absinthe cocktails all night. For RSVP information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the Ducati event, Grand Central will launch its new weekly Friday night party “Propaganda.” Propaganda is hosted Love Cat Marketing & Events and MAG Miami and features open format sounds by resident DJs and local favorites Danny Daze and David G. For complimentary admission email Zac Courtney at email@example.com Grand Central is located at 697 N Miami Ave.
American Black Film Festival (ABFF)
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) takes place from June 23 – June 26, and is sponsored by Grey Goose vodka. To commemorate, GREY GOOSE will present the first annual national “Rising Icons” award to the talented Chrisette Michele at the 2010 American Black Film Festival Awards this Saturday. The award will be presented by Julious Grant, Senior Vice President of Bacardi USA. Guests will have the chance to enjoy the Grey Goose L’Orange “Startini,” at all ABFF events. For the full schedule and more information, visit: http://www.abff.com/festival/
It’s An IRIE Weekend!
The 6th Annual Irie Weekend takes over South Beach on June 25, featuring an action-packed weekend which kicks off with a private welcome reception followed by a bash at LIV at 11 p.m. on Friday night. Irie will be spinning his irresistible sounds at the club. The star-studded celebrity golf tournament takes place at the Miami Beach Golf Course on Saturday. Proceeds raised throughout the weekend will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. For more information, visit: http://irieweekend.com/pdf/signup.jpg To RSVP for LIV, call 305.674. 4680. Check out last year’s participating celebrities at: http://miamisocialholic.com/07/dj-irie-does-it-again/