Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: Adults
GMuzick Events' founders see their job as cultivating new arts and artists, giving them venues in which to connect their works with audiences. They put together events such as concerts, festivals, and art shows, inviting local musicians, crafters, and visual artists to show off their talents. They entice visitors not only with the promise of new works to be seen, but also food, drinks, and live music. They match the tone of their events to Miami's venues, pairing, for instance, views of Pelican Harbor with Caribbean and Latin music, gourmet snacks, and mood lighting as provided by the sun.
The one-day ticket to the Sixth Annual Florida International Wine Challenge gets you an unlimited sampling of more than 500 worldly wines. Sample a variety of sips, such as the merlot of Napa Valley, syrah of Portugal, and malbec of Argentina, while participating in contests, raffles, and taste-testing activities. If you decide to fill your stomach with solids after the wine tastings, you can make dinner reservations at The Palms Hotel & Spa's Essensia Restaurant & Lounge and choose any two free bottles of wine from the tasting with no corkage fee to complement your meal. Tropical-reveling guests will appreciate the tranquility of The Palms Hotel & Spa, a luxurious resort with a sensational view of the oceanfront.
It's impossible to explore all of Miami's cultural, culinary, and entertainment hot spots in one day?unless you're attending Palette Miami. The annual shindig corrals a wide swathe of Miami's tastes, sounds, and sights onto the sprawling green spaces of Biscayne Boulevard. There, visitors can sample cuisines from restaurants including Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Pride and Joy Bar B Que, and Mina's Mediterraneo, then pair them with a beer and saki tasting.
In between bites, participants can peruse goods from local vendors and take in some live entertainment. U2 tribute band U2 by UV adopts the cool swagger of the Irish rockers on hits such as "Even Better Than The Real Thing" and "With or Without You," while Elvis impersonator Pelvis mashes classic Elvis songs with classic rock tunes to create a musical fusion not found since rap-polka.
Leading an eco-friendly lifestyle and enjoying an occasional shopping spree aren't mutually exclusive. Go Green Fashionista proves just that, with events and pop-up shops that highlight green shopping options. Beyond making hats out of fallen leaves, there's also shopping vintage and patronizing designers who work with recycled materials. The organization's team donates to green foundations as they work, too, with missions from planting trees around the world to housing the underserved.
Like the patient pinot in its oaken barrel, the Miami International Wine Fair just gets better with age, and this year promises to send your taste buds to the foreign climes of Chile, Lebanon, Uruguay, Thailand, and more on the quest for the perfect bottle of grapey goodness. For $45, today's Groupon gets you an evening of wine tasting and oenophile camaraderie at the eighth annual Miami International Wine Fair (a $75 value). Your general-admission pass gets you into the grand tasting on either Saturday, September 26, or Sunday, September 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Go on Saturday to make the most of your pass by attending a post-fair cocktail party. Drink your fill of wild gossip about the 2009 un-oaked chardonnay scandal with fellow wine-buffs and industry professionals.
The Flavor of Broward showcases complex bouquets of wines from around the world—and their interplay with plates from upscale South Florida restaurants. Top chefs and eateries serve gourmet samples at festival booths, and visitors wash down their food with wine, rather than with a wine glass full of more food. Entertainment for the other senses, such as live music and a car show, rounds out the event.