Food, Film, and Fearless Exhibitions Come to Miami

The Fashion in Film Festival, The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival, "Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities" exhibition are the toasts of the town this March

London Calling

The Fashion in Film Festival comes to the Miami Design District for the first time.

Miami Design District and Miami Dade College have announced a new joint partnership to present the renowned Fashion in Film Festival, curated by Marketa Uhlirova, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, in the Miami Design District as part of the upcoming 36th edition of Miami Film Festival March 1-10. “Cinema at its best takes us to places of wonder, and for our next edition, Miami Film Festival will take cinema to a new place of wonder: one of Miami’s coolest neighborhoods,” said Miami Film Festival executive director Jaie Laplante. This special Miami edition of the London festival takes place during the final weekend of the Miami Film Festival, March 8-10 and will present a specially curated program comprising screenings, performance, panel discussions and chats that explore the intersection between fashion and cinema, all presented at Nite Owl Theater and in Paradise Plaza, in the District. Tickets for Miami Film Festival, including the Fashion in Film program, are available by calling 844.565.6433 or by visiting

Food & Wine & Everything Fine

There’s a new festival in town, and it offers all of that and more.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival debuts March 22-24 in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, featuring culinary creations and libations from more than 100 local restaurants, leading spirit brands, wineries and breweries. The Festival, to benefit Feeding South Florida, will showcase Broward County’s renowned and emerging chefs and restaurateurs and highlight the culinary renaissance currently sweeping through the area. The inaugural Festival will include a full-day Grand Tasting Event on March 23 featuring beverage tastings, cooking demos, live music and art installations from local talent; and a free Family Day & Food Drive benefitting Feeding South Florida on March 24.  Both events will take place at ArtsPark Hollywood. There will also be a Kick-off event on Friday, March 22, in Fort Lauderdale with details to be released soon. Chef Angelo Elia, owner of the Angelo Elia Restaurant Group—which includes Casa D’Angelo, Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas and The Bakery Bar—has been named as the Host Chef of the inaugural Festival. During the Grand Tasting event, Chef Angelo will “wow” the attendees with a unique cooking demonstration.

Into the Light

An extraordinary and comprehensive exhibit, Queer Miami educates and fascinates.

Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities, curated by Miami native Julio Capó Jr., will chronicle Miami’s queer past, reflecting its gender and sexual diversity for over 100 years. An expert on the intersection of gender and sexuality throughout history, Capó, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is also the author of Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940. Published in 2017, the book has received six honors, including several awards from the Florida Historical Society, Florida Book Awards and the Southern Historical Association. “It’s an exciting—and most necessary—time to tell these stories,” Capó says. “One of the greatest challenges in studying LGBTQ history is that our lives and experiences are so often purposefully erased from history books and archives. As this exhibit will show, our LGBTQ community, of which I am also a proud member, has persisted and persevered in Miami since its inception.” Through artifacts, photographs, archival footage and more, the exhibition will display the stories of Miami’s homosexual communities who, despite discrimination, isolation and violence, managed to carve out spaces for themselves and make their voices heard in South Florida. The exhibit opens March 16 at HistoryMiami Museum with live music, performances, complimentary drinks and more. Tickets are $10 or free with pre-registration; visit


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