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Olee Fowler is a Miami native and former publicist with a passion for discovering what's next and what's best in South Florida. With a love of dining out, volunteering, country music, Twitter and college football Saturdays, Olee always has her pulse on all things "Miami." From the ritzy fundraisers on Fisher Island to the hidden gem restaurants of Coconut Grove and everything in between, she loves to cover them all!

Miami Weekend Guide: March 15 – 17, 2013

Enjoy the great weather and fantastic energy buzzing through this city with Miss A’s top picks for the weekend…


(Photo courtesy of festivalfling.com)

(Photo courtesy of festivalfling.com)

Friday, March 15

Ultra Music Festival 

This Friday, March 15, kicks off a nearly two-week long series for electronic music events and festivals unofficially called “Miami Music Week,” with the grand daddy of them all being Ultra Music Festival. Celebrating its 15th year, the festival is now taking over downtown Miami for two weekends in a row filling Bayside park with estimated 300,000 music lovers over its six-day span. Popular acts like Swedish House MafiaTiësto, Deadmou5Carl Cox, and Kaskade are scheduled to preform amongst many, many others.

WHEN: Friday, March 15, 5 p.m. – midnight; Saturday, March 16, noon – midnight; Sunday, March 17, noon -11 p.m.; Friday, March 22, 5 p.m. – midnight; Saturday, March 23, noon – midnight; Sunday, March 24, noon -11 p.m.

Bayside Park
301 North Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132
Ph. (305) 358-7550

TICKETS: $300 per weekend. Please purchase here.


Piece of artwork up for raffle this Saturday. "Audrey Hepburn: The Best Thing To Hold Onto In Life Is Each Other," 2012 by Alejandro Vigilante (Photo courtesy of ArtCenter South Floirda) (Photo courtesy

Piece of art up for raffle by Alejandro Vigilante
(Photo courtesy of ArtCenter South Florida)

Saturday, March 16

winningART: the pARTy

During this annual fundraiser for ArtCenter gallery on Lincoln Road, guests can support the South Florida art scene while entering raffles for one-of-a-kind pieces for only $20 a ticket. Along with the 41 pieces of art up for raffle, guests of the event can enjoy performance art by CircX, Karelle Levy, Nu Flamenco, music by MTV/Tr3s’ DJ Mauricio Parra, and a digital scavenger hunt. Want a preview of the art up for grabs? Check it out here.

WHEN: Saturday, March 16 from 7 – 11 p.m.

ArtCenter South Florida
800-810 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Ph. (305) 674-8278


TICKETS: $30 per person, can be purchased at the door or by calling (305) 674-8278.


Swine_Interior1_By David Cabrera_Sunday, March 17

Swine Southern Table and Bar 

Take a break from your St. Patrick’s Day festivities and head over to the newly opened and highly anticipated, Swine Southern Table and Bar. The “sister” restaurant to the popular Yardbird Southern Restaurant and Bar on Miami Beach, Swine offers up its distinct approach to authentic Southern cuisine, this time with a menu that’s porcine focused. Guests can dine on dishes such as “BBQ Bone Marrow,” with Cox Farm Alabama marrow, yam jam and grilled country bread; “Brunswick Stew,” with alligator sausage, smoked rabbit, butter beans, pickled okra and preserved lemon and “Heritage Pork n’ Beans,” a 12-hour-smoked pork shoulder with stewed beans, tomato-peanut relish and Paradise Farms honey glaze. To complement the menu, Swine boasts an extensive bourbon collection featuring rare, limited editions and house infusions, in addition to an inventive, culinary-driven cocktail menu created by bar manager Robert Ferrara.

WHEN: Open daily at 5:30 p.m.

Swine Southern Table and Bar 
2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Ph. (786) 360-6433 

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