Naughty By Nature at LIV, Fashion on Film at Bal Harbour, The Art of Rum and Spam

Still Naughty

 Celebrating 25 years in the biz, Naughty By Nature may need a little help getting up from being down with OPP, or do they? See for yourselves when they perform an anniversary show at 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave. The trio promises an “epic” performance, saying “We are a legendary brand and group. We put on one of the best live shows in the business, and after 25 years we are still here!”  This writer has particularly fond memories of hanging with Treach back in the halcyon days of South Beach when he was a celebrity host of a charity event for TMG Productions at Amnesia. Naughty By Nature, but a gentleman through and through, who told us, “We’ve been coming to Miami for 25 years. It’s one of our favorite places to perform because we always feel like we are on vacation while we are working.” Cover charge is $30.For VIP table reservation, call 305.674.4680 or email VIP@LIVnightclub.com.

Fashion Forward, Rewind and Pause

London’s fancy Fashion in Film has been commissioned to curate a four-day film fest at the Bal Harbour Shops’ cultural space, Fashion Project, which makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? So from now through Sunday, Jan. 31, the festival, Wearing Time: Returns, Recalls, Renewals, will screen free flicks and present interesting, fashionable lectures on the third floor of the swanky shopping mall. The fest has been co-curated by Marketa Uhlirova of Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and Tim Gunning of the University of Chicago’s Department of Film and Media Studies and explores the intersection of film and fashion and how they relate to time.  “Fashion in film has always been an important sign-posting device, deployed in multiple ways to guide the viewer through time. Dress is one of the most potent indicators of the past, both in film and in life. We may literally feel haunted when we open a closet and rediscover once-familiar clothing, “say Uhlirova and Gunning. “In film, not only can dress become a vehicle with which to travel through time, is can also measure time, set its rhythm. It allows us to wear time, even as time wears us out.” Movies include Om Shanti Om with an intro by Bollywood producer Anupama Kapse, 2004 Japanese film Tony Takitani and Don’t Look Now, the 1973 thriller starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. For information on times and lectures, email info@fashionprojectbhs.com

FAT and Fabulous

When things get a bit too harried and hipster for your tastes down in Wynwood, consider the alternatives. But no, really, there are a few, and we’re not talking about Hialeah, but depending on from where you are coming, the traffic and distance may be the same. We’re talking about Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village Arts District, 521 NW First Ave., where, on Saturday, Jan. 30, South Florida Distillers present the Art of Rum during the district’s monthly ArtWalk. There, you will discover art, sure, and also ten mixologists creating all sorts of Fwaygo Rum cocktails inspired by a local artist’s work. The event goes from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and features live art, cocktail demos, live music and drinks. Lots of ’em. Tickets cost $25 for General Admission, and $75 for VIP Access. General Admission includes entry to the event and a sample of each local mixologists’ cocktails. VIP Tickets include unlimited cocktail tastings and exclusive access to a preferred lounge area sponsored by Broward Design Center. Don’t forget the Uber. That’s extra, but priceless. For more information on the Art of Rum visit www.facebook.com/sofladistillers

Spamtastic

Besides the fact that Hialeah is the new Brooklyn, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, the Spam Allstars are playing a free show at The Fountain Terrace at Hialeah Park, 100 E. 32nd Street. The show is part of an ongoing music series at the park slash casino, not necessarily designed to get you in to lose some coinage, but to entertain you for free after you’ve already lost, among other reasons. “Given the success of past shows on our brand-new fountain terrace, we are excited about our featured performers in January, the Spam Allstars,” says Frank Fiore, VP of Marketing and Entertainment. “The group is one of the most dynamic that the city has to offer.”  Next up in February: Afro-Cuban funkers, PALO! For more information on gaming and entertainment go to www.HialeahParkCasino.com. 

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