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HAPPENINGS
Impact Network's Chefs for Impact Event

Last night at The Bowery Hotel the Impact Network hosted their 3rd annual Chefs for Impact gala event featuring an 8 course meal prepared by some of the top chefs in NYC.

The Impact Network is an organization that brings tools for learning in the classroom to rural parts of Africa. They have created the eSchool 360, which gives teachers daily lessons provided through a tablet and a projector. So far Impact Network has reached 10 schools and over 1,700 students with plans of expanding internationally.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Eat, Drink & Get Lucky!

LUCKYRICE wants you to eat, drink, and get lucky at the Fourth Annual LUCKYRICE Festival. The flagship festival, April 28th-May 5th, celebrates the diversity and culinary culture that is found throughout the Asian region. With proceeds going to City Harvest, the LUCKYRICE Festival is made up of large-scale tasting events, festive dinners celebrating traditional and innovative Asian fare, and other gastronomic gatherings.

Returning this year are LUCKYRICE’s most popular events the Night Market, the Grand Feast, and the Cocktail Feast. New to this year’s festival is the LUCKYRICE Parlor on Bowery at the Old Bowery Station where nightly pop-up dinner parties will be held. These exclusive dinner parties will be prepared by Chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food, Tokyo’s Chef Ivan Orkin, Chef Siapin Chutima of Lotus of Siam in Vegas, and others.

THE HOT SPOT
The Re-Birth of LUSH Thursdays

In 1992, Michael Capponi, dubbed "The SoBe Prince" of nightlife, launched a swanky Thursday night party called LUSH at The Butter Club. At the time, South Beach was experiencing a revitalization period and soon would grow into the party scene that it has become today, a trendy mecca for nightlife and music. With much credit to Capponi for reshaping SoBe's nightlife, his infamous Thursday night party would go down as one of the most legendary parties to hit South Beach ever.

Seasons come and go, but nightlife only evolves. In proper cyclical fashion, Capponi is back to his roots that started it all. Revamping LUSH with heavy hitting nightlife partners in tow; Michael Martin Angel, Matt Werner and Brett Weithorn, the rebirth ignites this Thursday with a pre-party in the Bohemian Grove at 10:30 p.m. followed by the debut of the newly renovated WALL Miami in The W Hotel. Catch sounds by DJ Affect along with live instrumentals, collective energy and lights.

For more information e-mail brett@joonbug.com.

LIQUID COURAGE
Satisfy Your Bourbon Craving

It's all about the bourbon this September, when we all get to celebrate National Bourbon Month. Nix your typical vodka cocktails for some strong brown spirits. We've let you know where the most innovative and delicious bourbon cocktails are served around the city, as well as DIY recipes to try on your own. Good luck and enjoy!

Lowcountry serves up a plethora of bourbon laden 'tails. Try out their Lowcountry Old Fashioned (Four Roses Bourbon, Orange, Brandy Cherry), Bourbon Dark & Stormy (Rebel Yell Bourbon, Lime, Ginger Beer, Molasses), Sazarac (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Absinthe, Orange Bitter), Triple-B (Blueberry Shrub, Buffalo Trace, Bourbon, St. Germain, Cava), Lowcountry Iced Tea (Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon, Mint, Lemon, Blackberry Shrub), Ginger Julep (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Jalapeno, Ginger, Mint, Ginger Ale), and last but not least, the Vanilla Chai Manhattan (Vanilla Chai infused Bourbon, Sweet Vermout, Brown Sugar). The Tangled Vine offers two essential bourbon cocktails, The Amsterdam Ave (1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon, Cherry Heering, Maraschino Liquor, lemon, $14) and the Collins (1792 Bourbon, lemon, club soda, $12). Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick let's patrons try out their Old Bushwick Cocktail (Jim Beam, bitters, lime, $9), while Casa Nonna makes The Tuscan (Woodford Reserve Bourbon, peach honey syrup, Marreti Biscotti liquor, bitters, $14).

ALL ACCESS PASS
WMC Wednesday Party Roundup: Alesso, Laidback Luke, and more!

With Miami Music Week in full swing, the million dollar question quickly becomes: Where are we raging? Wednesday offers a slew of nocturnal festivities, featuring the biggest acts in EDM, plentiful booze, and endless opportunity for explicit shenanigans—hooray for hump day!

Here’s the full fiesta line-up!

When: March 21st: 11pm-5am

Snatch your tix to a rowdy night at Amensia, full of righteous tuneage courtesy of caliber acts Axwell, Thomas Gold, and Jacques Lu Cont!

EARGASMIC
Global Wave Takes Miami During WMC


Every booking agency in the game will work tirelessly to convince listeners why they’re the best, but for Nightwave, the title comes naturally. A quick once-over of their impressive roster of DJs will make any househead squirm for joy.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Tuesday Nights at Wall

It may be unusually cold for South Beach, but Tuesday nights have never been hotter. If you're looking for a scene there's nowhere to be other than Wall Lounge at The W hotel. On Tuesday, January 17th watch as special guest dj, DJ SOMBS burns up the 1’s & 2’s as he gets you all hyped for resident dj, DJ ROSS ONE. Enjoy as Wall Lounge turns South Beach into Favela Beach for their weekly Tuesday night party. It’s all thanks to Joonbug and OneFifty that we get to take a break from the monotony of Florida living and travel down south to Brazil for the evening. So party likes its Carnival, or just an average Tuesday, for there’s no time like the present to take advantage of the amazing nightlife that comes with this city.



DAILY BITES
Chef Marc Vidal Departs From Miami