What to Do This Weekend in Miami: August 14

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When it’s summertime in the Magic City, all of Miami’s finest start chanting: “T.G.I.F.” And because there’s always so much going on in sunny South Florida, we’ve rounded up our favorite haute happenings to help you choose where to cool you down.


7 PM, Bal Harbour: “Rosé Soiree”

Since no other wine says “summer” like a refreshing rosé, The St. Regis Bal Harbour invites guests to celebrate both the season and vintage with a standing “Rosé Soiree,” each Friday night. Taking place at the chic The St. Regis Bar & Terrace, this grand start to the weekend will feature the resort’s signature Champagne Sabering Ritual, sushi selections, and paired rosé Champagnes and Wines curated by the locale’s master sommeliers. Living up to its reputation as the only live music venue in Bal Harbour, The St. Regis Bar will complement the soiree with a live saxophonist playing a contemporary twist on Bossa Nova music.

The St. Regis Bar & Terrace at The St. Regis Bal Harbour is located at 9703 Collins Avenue. This event will take place each Friday night, from 7 PM to 12 AM.


2:30 & 7 PM, Bal Harbour: “Fashion Project Film Festival” at Bal Harbour Shops


Kicking off this Saturday, August 15th, Bal Harbour Shops invites shoppers and cinema fans alike to take a trip down memory lane with 24 of the most iconic movies spanning film and fashion. Named “Dressing Down the Movies,” and curated by Miami Film Festival founder and three-time Grammy winner Nat Chediak, this event will take place at the Fashion Project exhibit. This Saturday’s first 2015 showing will feature the 1929 film, Pandora, and will be screened in a room staged by architect-designer Tui Pranich to imitate a chic, cozy living room.

The Fashion Project exibit is located on the third level of Bal Harbour Shops, at 9700 Collins Avenue. Limited seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the Bal Harbour Shops’ Fashion Project Film Festival, which is scheduled to run through September 30th, click here.


11:30 AM, Sunny Isles: “Jazz Brunch” at Il Mulino New York


Offering four courses of elegant, Mediterranean-style brunch fare, Il Mulino New York, inside Sunny Isles’ Acqualina Resort & Spa, invites guests to indulge in its weekly live jazz brunch. Consistently ranked as one of the top restaurants in South Florida, and the world, Il Mulino New York promises a serene Sunday brunch, complemented by unbeatable water views and soothing jazz tunes, that individuals of all ages can enjoy.

This special brunch takes place at Il Mulino New York, in the Acqualina Resort & Spa, at 17875 Collins Avenue. Reservations for brunch can be made by calling (305) 466-9191, anytime between 11:30 AM and 3 PM every Sunday. Excluding tax and gratuity, the price for adults is $39 per person, while the price for children ages 13 and under is $20.

1:30 & 5 PM: Cirque du Soleil Presents “Varekai”


Coming to South Florida this weekend, this Cirque du Soleil performance tells the story of a romanticized nomad who falls from the sky and lands in the magical world of Varekai; located deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano. Featuring beautiful music, seemingly impossible acrobatics, humorous interludes and impressive feats, this renowned Cirque du Soleil performance promises beauty, intrigue and inspiration.

Varekai will take place at the BB&T Center, at 2555 Panther Parkway. Ticket run between $40 and $100 per person, and can be purchased here.

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