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VCode305 Passes The Torch To The 305 Community

Dear City of Miami, If there was ever a competition between the amount of love VCode has for the city versus Pitbull, he'd probably still win. But, our love of Miami, as a city, is a close second. For the past couple of months, we've had the pleasure of decoding and sharing the best spots, things to do, and anything fun the 305 has to offer. Yet, there are still so many little cafeterias, hidden art spots, local bands, and happy hours left to be discovered. While we've had a lot of fun...See More

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Make Halloween Horror-ibly Entertaining!

This year Halloween lands on a Monday BOO!, however, there’s a ton of places to go: • House of Horror Haunted Carnival. Sep 29 - Oct 31 Doral • Spooky Zoo. Oct 28 - Oct 29 Kendall Area • Howl-O-Ween Festival. Oct 30 Pinecrest • Halloween on Lincoln Road Oct 31 • Miami Beach - Art Deco District/South Beach Oct 31 Tell us Miami, where are you going?

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Cabaret With A Latin Twist!

Cabaret made a debut in the early 20s and now it's back with a Latin feel at Faena hotel in Miami Beach. The lively show, C'est Rouge, gives a twist to the Miami night life with its live music, acrobatic choreography, wild costumes and humorous skits. If you're looking for an authentic Miami experience, this is it. Faena Theater 3201 Collins Ave http://www.ticketmaster.com/Faena-Theater-tickets-Miami-Beach/venue/107635

Date night tonight? Try something NIU

In the mood for something NIU? Haha. NIU Kitchen is a Catalonian restaurant that is small iin size but powerful in taste. They are able to take traditionally heavy ingredientes and turn them into light and delicious tapas (i.e. potatoes to potato foam). Considering the quality, it's priced well, a cute date spot and a totally Instagramable experience. NIU Kitchen 134 NE 2nd Avenue

Ft. Lauderdale's Weekend Chemistry Spot

If you’re in Ft. Lauderdale, and craving a coffee, or just enjoy open-face sandwiches, hurry to The Alchemist. If Ft. Lauderdale is not your area, their home roasted and grinded coffee makes it worth the visit. The Alchemist is housed in a wooden shack filled with orchids and stone statues, located in the Eucalyptus Gardens of Wilton Manors. This hidden gems relaxing atmosphere, and fresh shrimp slicer, will guarantee you’ll return, and want to plan a trip to Key West. #ChemLove The...See More

Don't Be Caught DEAD being boring on Halloween

Whatever the hoedown, Miami Twice delivers. Flower power parties, 1920s Gatsby affairs, Michael Jackson flash mobs - its hands down the best costume store in Miami. On a typical day, you'll walk into decades worth of vintage clothing, swanky accessories and one of a kind costumes...but, during the month of October it revamps into what they fittingly call the "Halloween Headquarters". Aside from its usual rocker and flapper ensembles, they're fully stocked with all kinds of wigs, jewelry,...See More

BOOze and Treats

As of yesterday, this always casual and relaxed gastropub is going ghoulish until Hallows' Eve. In addition to their ever flowing variety of craft beers, they'll be serving up devilishly fall-themed cocktails and chilling treats all week. If you've got an eclectic palate, consider trying their rabbit sausage or crispy frog legs. Don't worry picky eaters, they've also got sandwiches and salads for the choosing as well. When you find yourself beaming with joy, take a picture with their...See More

Game On

PLAYER ONE PRESS START. Currently in a time where video games continue to become more technologically advanced, it’s nice to throwback to the classics every once in awhile. So whether you consider yourself a pinball wizard, favorite Chun Li in Street Fighter, or even just want to play some traditional Pac-Man, Arcade Odyssey is the place for you. Boasting one of the most unique collection of games, including some limited release machines from Japan, there is something for all gamers. Got what...See More

Howl at the Moon

Do you have a sneaking suspicion your friends may be ware-animals? Check your friend's ware-wolf status on a beautiful moonlit kayak trip! At Oleta State Park, it's a full moon party for kayakers (accepting of all wares). During the full moon, book a spot with the Blue Moon Outdoor Center. They offer moonlight kayaking tours through Miami's mangrove trails and waterways. The trip leads to Oleta's private beach for a bonfire and smores. Your kayak may flip, the glow stick & moonlight...See More

Versy Vocal: Fashion Forward

The time has come for Miami to dust itself off and reinvigorate its fashion industry roots. The city is young, creative, vibrant,and international which naturally lends itself to the style and energy of being a fashion hub. And although our once thriving manufacturing and textile neighborhoods took a beating in the '90s, we still held on with the passion of our local designers, events such as Swim Fashion Week and the rise of the Design District. However, to get to that next level thinking,...See More

The Healthy Way To Give Back

Go ahead and delete the date a farmer dating app, and maybe meet one while you volunteer. Farm Share is a Homestead-based charity focused on feeding Florida families...free. That's right, they give out fresh fruits and veggies to more than 700 soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers, churches and individuals for absolutely nothing in return. As you might imagine, they're always looking for volunteers to donate their time and help in alleviating hunger and malnutrition. All you need...See More

A Zen Way to #GiveBack

Ommmmmmmm...Connection Coalition, previously known as Yoga Gangsters, is a Miami-based organization that empowers troubled youth through the power of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Whether at risk or in a crisis, the group provides access to tools that can help calm the nervous system and release aggression while addressing symptoms of limited education, violence, incarceration, teen pregnancy, HIV and other tough subjects. Oddly enough, yoga certification isn't required to join the...See More

LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS! #GiveBack

Can every single person in Greater Miami encounter a poem during the month of April? Well, that's the mission of O, Miami. And they're about 15 zip codes away from being one step closer. To make it happen, they're looking to the community to help propose events and project ideas on how to fulfill their mission (even more so in North Beach, Liberty City and South Dade). Ultimately, the objective is to empower Miamians to share and interact with poetry. Last year, one of the projects chosen was...See More

Books on Books on Books

Don't go looking for a bricks and mortar to find this non profit - it's always on the go. Bookleggers is a mobile library that rotates venues once a month giving away free books to the public. The rules are simple: 1) Everyone gets one book for free. 2) They accept trades - a book for a book. 3) Each additional book is $2. Aside from its monthly pit stops, the organization also started the Bookbox Project, where they install small wall-mounted outdoor libraries with free books for the...See More

A Creative Way to #GiveBack

Rise Up Gallery provides free art workshops to people going through a challenging recovery process after a catastrophic injury. Their mission is to offer creative, therapeutic outlets for paralysis patients by utilizing unconventional or adaptive art techniques such as stencils, squeegees or even a patient's own wheelchair. The program is 100% volunteer based and funded entirely through grants, private donations and the sale of local artwork (which also helps survivors supplement medical...See More

Cocktails for a Cause & Other #HurricaneMatthewRelief Efforts

Miami thankfully escaped the brunt of Hurricane Matthew a few weeks ago, but unfortunately the same cannot be said for the devastation endured in the Caribbean and other parts of Florida. To help out the cause, Beaker and Gray in Wynwood will be hosting Cocktails for a Cause, an evening of food and drinks, from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight! A portion of the benefit will also go to help Villa Lyan, a non profit organization and educational center in Tamiami benefiting children with special needs. If...See More

Versy Vocal: Do Good

This week, VCode is focusing on the good that surrounds Miami and how we can give back as members of the community. In a state that hasn't had the best reputation in the past with approximately only 22% of Floridians volunteering, it's time to spotlight the cool things offered around SoFla that encourage philanthropy. From animal shelters to mentorship programs, we'd love to know the charities or causes that you feel strongly about. So before we kick it off, tell us...what are you most...See More

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Hidden Oasis in #Hialeah

Although it’s location in the shadow of the Palmetto Expressway may not scream tranquility, the Garden of the Arts is a relaxing retreat amidst the city. It’s an open-air museum filled with monuments, murals and sculptures by renowned artists such as Xavier Cortada, Antonio Fortuna and Alexander Mijares. Art and culture aside, the park also has walking trails, benches for quiet contemplation and a mini-amphitheater with turf seating. Its lush landscaping and interpretive art make it a nice...See More

Just like visiting Abuela's house in #Hialeah

Let's face it...Cuban food may not be the most Instagram-able food type out there...BUT, you can't judge it by its beauty. If it tastes like someone's abuela's family dinner night, it's good. Chico's in Hialeah is your abuela's restaurant. And much like her, she's open 24 hours! (Not in the sexual way... don't be gross... in the- you never get away with anything because she always seems to be awake and watching you- kind of way). One side note on Churros specifically... if you ever get into...See More

La Fresa Francesca

A French restaurant- in Hialeah!? In a town with a stigma to be full of old people who only want to eat shredded pork, is located La Fresa Francesa, a unique an intimate French bistro with a relaxed vibe. Owner, Sandy Sanchez, a Hialeah native will charm you meanwhile her French husband whips up a mean meal, preferably a Cubano in Paris, a sandwich with tender strands of braised and pulled pork on a bun with Gruyere cheese, Dijon mustard and house-pickled red onions (a multi cultural...See More

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