Read about some of the most exciting new occurrences in Miami in our OPTIMAR Observer.



    Gulliver Academy Canned Food Drive for the Holiday Season



    In the giving spirit of the holiday season, there was a recent canned food drive by Gulliver Academy’s 3rd Grade classrooms. The school’s third grade classrooms held a canned food drive on Thursday, November 16 to help feed South Florida families in need during the holiday season.


    The hundreds of collected canned goods were picked up from the Academy by fire rescue teams of The Coral Gables Fire Department who assisted the students in delivering the goods to local food bank, Grove Outreach. In partnership with Feeding South Florida, Grove Outreach has served as a food bank for over 23 years.





    Cirque du Soleil announces its 41st original production



    Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production that will premiere in Miami this December: Cirque du Soleil VOLTATM, written and directed by Bastien Alexandre and with Jean Guibert as the director of creation. International electronic group M83, previously announced as composer and musical director, brings his space-age future pop sound to the Cirque du Soleil stage for the first time ever. The show will be presented under the Big Top next to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami starting December 15, 2017. The name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea often used in poetry. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show.





    The First Annual Winter Fairland in Miami



    The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is excited to announce the First Annual Winter Fairland, to be held at the fairgrounds located at 10901 S.W. 24th St., Miami, FL 33165, from November 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018. Winter Fairland is a brand-new way to celebrate the holiday season in Miami, where families can enjoy a range activities from ice skating, a petting zoo, camel rides, arts & crafts for the kids, Santa visits, and much more. Admission is FREE to Winter Fairland, where everyone can enjoy the all new indoor event, making it the perfect place to celebrate the holidays, while not having to worry about the weather.




    Dolphin Mall To Host Pet Photo Nights With Santa



    Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 St., will offer pet parents a chance to celebrate the holiday season and visit with Santa on Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Pet photos will take place at the Santa’s Flight Academy holiday set located on the second floor of the Ramblas area. Pet owners will receive a complimentary water bowl with the purchase of a photo package while supplies last. Pets must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and must either be on a leash or carried in a lightweight, portable pet carrier with harness.




    Wynwood Oven: A new place to ‘Wyn’ and dine opens its doors



    Wynwood Oven has opened its doors in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Conceived by Wine by the Bay owner and former Design District gallerist Stefano Campanini, Wynwood Oven will offer a wine-centric menu, pizza, food and wine pairing dinners and events.

    Inspired by the neighborhood Italian enoteca, Wynwood Oven (nicknamed “Wyn,” that plays on words wine and Wynwood) presents a casual ambiance to share and enjoy new experiences. The restaurant offers a superb and animated wine list that complements a carefully curated menu of imaginative dishes, inspired by Italian heritage. Discover the art of gastronomy through the lens of a wine-centric menu.