These days between Thanksgiving are always kind of strange, aren't they? People are either consumed with Christmas or Art Basel or trying to forget that either of those things exist. Like I said, strange. Which brings me to your evening Sift.
A- Check out the cute art exhibition at O Cinema that Arterpillar tells us about tonight.
Art Meow-sel a.k.a. Cat Art: The Good, The Bad, The Unbelievable & Other Ridiculousness, billed as a "tongue-in-cheek, whisker-filled, weeklong event of cat-astrophic proportions featuring an exhibition of Purr-fectly Bad Cat Art, The Man's Multi-Colored Post-It Movie Cat Wall, a CATWANG photo booth and a very special appearance by Miss Gremlin de La Bushes and all her nine lives."B- Shorter Gun Free Zone...
Life sucks. Get a gun.C- Another beach video with some bird photos thrown in, from Hello, I'm Scott.
So I packed my camera bag, donned a jacket, got on my scooter, and went out. Here are a handful of photos of some birds from sunrise. Plus a short video. It’s worth noting (if only for you to learn from my mistake) that because I didn’t have enough coffee in my system, I took WAAAAAAY too many photos. Sadly, there are a lot of them that are, in fact, really good. And I like them. And they are worth the effort of processing. But it’s sooo much time. So maybe I’ll get around to it. Maybe I won’t. For now, here are some birds.D- Miami Urbanist posts information on ARTcycle.
E- Political Cortadito shines a spotlight on the oppressive social media policy that the City of Hialeah has instituted for its employees.
No, now the city is instituting an social media policy that smacks of big brother. Called by employees the “Slick policy” after the rule’s father, the four-page policy — which Ladra believes is up to legal challenge on first amendment infringment — is simply an attempt to make the harassment of Johnson look like legitimate governing. It is an obvious cover up of abuse of power and political retaliation.F- Eater Miami files a progress report on a soon-to-be-open French restaurant in Midtown called George's Kitchen.
G- There's a new upscale hostel on Indian Creek Drive in Miami Beach and Curbed Miami has the 411.
Ladies and gentlemen, America's first upscale hostel has arrived. Opening up just in time for Art Basel, Freehand Miami is a creative reinvention of the classic art deco Indian Creek Hotel space by the owners of the super swank NoMad Hotel in NYC. Because it's a hostel, the space features 62 rooms (designed by Roman and Williams) but 252 beds.H- Miami Dish covers the recent Lucky Rice festival at the SoHo House.
I procured media passes for this first festival. I mingled with the stylish, mostly younger crowd throughout the magnificent pool, tiki and tent areas. Most of the food and beverages were exceptional, but the standouts for me were by Douglas Rodriguez, Susur Lee, Todd English and Cricket Nelson.