The Scoop: Weekend of November 3rd


Valentino, whose red gowns are often spotted on the red carpet, is showing its sporty side. The Italian fashion house is collaborating with stores like Maxfield in Los Angeles and the Webster in Miami Beach for VLTN pop ups. The experiential strategy celebrates Pierpaolo Piccioli’s athleisure-inspired resort collection for 2018, as well as exclusive, limited-edition VLTN logo merchandise (yoga mats, basketballs, baseball caps, tracksuits, sneakers) just like sports fans wear to support their favorite teams and players. Piccioli researched Valentino’s archives from the logo-obsessed Eighties and Nineties for the perfect interpretation. So clients get in the game, shop in shops transform settings through gymnasium-inspired concrete walls, wood floors and nets. Sales associates sport uniforms, too, albeit chic white shirts from the Valentino Rockstud Untitled collection. The Webster’s activation ends November 10.

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Tonight, Miami-based artist Dara Friedman’s first career survey and largest exhibition to date opens at PAMM. It also marks the museum’s biggest show ever by a local artist. On view through March 4, 2018, during the coveted Art Basel week, no less, “Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger” presents 16 major film and video works throughout 20 years. She’ll discuss her structural filmmaking techniques and intuitive process with PAMM and exhibit curator René Morales at 7 p.m. Friedman, a native of Germany, studied with Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka. Her works, ranging from 1998’s Government Cut Freestyle to Dichter (Poets, 2017), pictured, often incorporate emotion, everyday sights and sounds, and 20th-century experimental cinema. She’s also had solo shows at MOMA, the Hammer, and the former Miami Art Museum.

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Shop for fall at Wynwood Fashion Night Out tonight from 6-9. Besides offering specials and a runway show, retailers are collecting clothes, holiday toys and more for Lotus House’s month-long drive. Bal Harbour Shops hosts its Collectors Weekend Car Show with rare models like the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and ultralight Pagani Huayra BC (pictured). View exotic and luxury cars on Saturday, and vintage and high-performance supercars, a new category, on Sunday. Sample healthy living at Seed Food + Wine Week’s fourth annual plant-based food festival through November 5. Browse 200 vendors, attend cooking demos by 40 chefs and hear from 30 experts at Seed Summit. Catwalk, a Night of Conscious Fashion featuring cruelty-free brands like Stella McCartney debuts among diverse activities from a 5K run to a veggie burger battle.


More culture happenings:  YoungArts’ Outside the Box series spotlights director and choreographer Yara Travieso, pictured, on November 4. The YoungArts alum and 2005 Winner in Dance premieres “El Ciclón,” a multidisciplinary psychological thriller and feminist myth, at 8 p.m., on the campus’s plaza. RSVP here. Washington Park Hotel hosts digital photography workshops with star Instagram photographers like Ryan Parrilla and Stephen Vanasco; bring cameras and/or smartphones for lighting on November 3, from 1-3 p.m., and printing on November 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Reserve here. Miami New Drama performs Thornton Wilder’s iconic tragedy “Our Town” at the Colony Theatre through November 19. Artistic director Michel Hausmann’s version sets the play in modern-day Miami. Budding cinephiles will love Coral Gables Art Cinema’s fifth annual International Children’s Film Festival from November 3-5.

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We’ll see you next week with even more of South Florida’s places to go!

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