WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: #artsmash by Art Overnight


Do you like to look at pretty things? Do you have an unquenchable thirst for finding new art? Will you be bored this Friday night? Then we have just the thing for you!

A must-attend for anyone who has ever been labeled as an “artsy type”, #artsmash is a group exhibition show featuring the work of upcoming and mid-career artists. The unique visual experience promises to be inspiring and exciting, featuring live art and surprise special guest performers. Light refreshments will be served, music will be played by house band Nag Champa, and there is NO DOOR COVER. This is a great platform for students and a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in collecting art. What better place to start your collection than right here in DC?

When: Friday, March 28th, 7pm

Where: Art Overnight, 2328 Ontario Rd. NW, Washington, DC

WEEKEND PICKS
Event Preview: Miguel Migs at Underground Arts
EARGASMIC
Event Preview: Figure x Crizzly at Webster Hall 12/13


Mark your calenders for December 13th--bass heads Figure and Crizzly are coming to Webster Hall for its weekly Girls & Boys event. Along with Figure and Crizzly, LA duo gLAdiator and Alex English will be playing the same night.

This event is a continuation of the Figure x Crizzly All Black Everything tour, so make sure to catch these two when they make their stop in New York City. Figure is synonymous with Drumstep while Crizzly is known for embodying the Crunkstep genre, and together they will bring bass-heavy music for all the bass heads out there.

NIGHT STALKER
Event Preview: Agoria at Sankeys, NYC 11/22

Limited Early Bird tickets are sold out, but you can still purchase General Admissions tickets here for $20.

CULTURE CLUB
RAW: Natural Born Artists
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Kreiss Grand Opening with Alonzo Mourning, Benefits The Honey Shine Mentoring Program

Miami's Design District is soon to have one more Fancy Furniture showroom as part of its collection. Kreiss, a fourth-gen family business famed for creating the "California Look" will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, January 10th from 7-9 PM. In addition to being the first to peruse their three new collections, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and sip eco-conscious cocktails courtesy of VeeV. (RSVP Kreiss@taraink.com or 305.864.3434 ext. 199)

CAUSE OF THE WEEK
17th Annual Intercontinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

On Saturday, November 5, 2011, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami will celebrate the 17th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball. Deco Productions will take the Ball’s décor to a new level of extravagance with a black and white avant-garde masquerade that pays homage to Truman Capote’s famous A-list-only affair at New York’s Plaza Hotel in 1966. Masked guests can look forward to being surrounded by living chandeliers and psychedelic black and white art installations on the mezzanine.

DAILY BITES
Wine Enthusiast's Toast of the Town

Get ready, NYC: One of America’s most anticipated wine-and-food events is coming to our great city.

This year, Wine Enthusiast’s annual event series is making stops in San Francisco, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Miami. On Thursday, May 5th, 2011 from 6pm-10pm, NYC’s Toast of the Town event will be at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.

Dishes from over 30 top local restaurants and over 500 wines from around the world will be available for attendees to sample while the sounds of live jazz play, matching the swanky setting. This gala event is sure to be a top-notch wine tasting...and even more, an amazing experience.

DAILY POP
The Roots @ Standard Ballroom on December 29th

The Roots sold all their tickets for New Year's Eve, but you still have got a chance to see them this year.

Don't miss the most lively Hip Hop band on earth. I don't know why I try to convince you to go there. You don't need me. I am just here to tell you where and when they will perform.

So they will perform at the Standard Ballroom in Sayerville on December 29. Doors are open at seven. Tickets can be found here. That's it, I've done my job.

THE SCENE
What Would You Do For Lanvin?


This past Saturday in San Francisco, at the break of dawn, was the day to get your booty up, grab your morning ritual Starbucks latte and be the first 320 people to wait for the exclusive collection of Lanvin at H&M. It was hard to believe, but a much-anticipated wait for all the Lanvin goodies was worth it. The row of umbrellas, igloo sized tents and Lanvin-obsessed fashion machines waited outside patiently for their must haves. Being the first and only 320 people would get you a complimentary H&M scarf, a step in the door, two feet past the ropes and into the Lanvin section, which felt like the VIP event of the year.