South Florida will have the opportunity to see the highest grossing anime film next month.
According to Funimation, Your Name (Kimi no Na wa 君の名は) by Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese animated film about two high schoolers. “…. Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other.” According to Forbes, it is “a visually stunning masterpiece with refreshingly understated warmth.” Variety believes “this vividly realized and emotionally satisfying feature ought to make Shinkai a household name — certainly in Japan, and with any luck, in other countries as well.” The film is now the highest grossing anime worldwide.
Yesterday after I logged on Facebook, I received an exciting notification from Kaja Events.
(Cr: Kaja Kookout Event Page)
CS Entertainment (the company behind last year’s Kaja If You Kan) announced that Kaja Events will have a Korean cookout next month on March 18th called Kaja Kookout. Check out the official Facebook event page.
Tickets are $10 each (plus a fee) and now on sale. Click HERE to purchase.
[UPDATE: The event is over. You can read about it HERE.]
The event will be held at the Asian Community Resource Center. 16320 NW 48th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33014.
Did you miss seeing the official Hello Kitty Cafe truck in South Florida last year? Well it is making another appearance down here soon!
One of the admins brought to my attention that last month, it was announced that the truck will be going on tour. Check out the following dates for Miami, Palm Beach and Orlando below.
[Note: According to the Miami New Times, the truck will now be making regular visits. We won’t continue making a post for each appearance so please visit the truck’s event page to see when it’ll be back 🙂 ]
Hello Kitty Cafe Truck – Miami Appearance. February 18, 2017.
Dolphin Mall. 11401 NW 12th St, Miami, FL 33172. Visit the official Facebook event page for more information.
I follow the Miami Hearld and last night I read an article about a South Korean band making their U.S. debut here in Aventura, Miami this weekend!
Markus Gottschlich, founder of Jazz Academy Miami, brought Black String (블랙스트링) to perform after his trip to Asia. The group was founded in 2011 and they bring a new sound to world music. According to SORI NYC, “This new sound will be interpreted by artists who embrace traditional music as well as jazz, reflecting both composed and improvised creations.”
This January, see the martial arts action comedy, Railroad Tigers.
According to Variety, Railroad Tigers (铁道飞虎) is “set in 1941 with Chan playing a railroad worker who leads a team of fighters to derail the Japanese war effort by using his deep knowledge of the train network, ambushing soldiers and stealing supplies to feed the starving Chinese.”
(Cr: Railroads Tigers Weibo)
Huang Zitao, better known as Tao, plays a major role in the film. It also stars Wang Kai and Darren Wang.
I’ve been looking forward to the Lantern Light Festival for over two months. This Thursday, I finally went with the other admins and it was a beautiful night.
The festival travels around the world and the handcrafted lanterns are from China. The 400 foot dragon was awesome. There were activities such as golf, a virtual reality roller coaster, a Chinese acrobat show and more. I had noodles for dinner but there was a nice variety to choose from like pizza and elephant ears for those who prefer traditional fair food.
The festival was going to be in town until January 8, 2017 but it has now been extended to January 29th due to large requests. Tickets can be bought online or in front of the gate. Check out some of the photos I took and the highlight video below.
I have been waiting to make this post for almost a year now! The people behind The Salty Donut have no idea how happy they made me when I received an invite to their private soft grand opening today before their public grand opening tomorrow in Wynwood.
I thought I didn’t like donuts since I never enjoyed them but The Salty Donut made me realize it was because I’ve never had gourmet. Miami’s first artisanal donut shop made its first official appearance last year and is not only nationally recognized, but is on several lists of top donut shops.
Check out some of the donuts that were sold during the year…..
- Boston Creme – 24 hour raised brioche donut filled with Bavarian cream filling, salted chocolate ganache, topped with chocolate curls & cocoa dust
- Eggnog Creme Brulee – 24 hour raised brioche scooped out and filled with homemade torched eggnog custar. Topped with homemade whip cream and fresh berries.
- Coffee Crumb – Cinnamon coffee swirl cake donut with Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso glaze & cinnamon crumb topping
- Cookies + Cream – Tahitian Vanilla bean cake donut with Oreo cookie swirl, buttercream glaze & topped with Oreo cookie crumble
- Blueberry Crumb – Blueberry cake donut, wild blueberry glaze & cinnamon streusel
GLUTEN FREE AND/OR VEGAN DONUTS
What a surprise!! South Florida is about to be taken over by iGot7!!
Earlier today, SubKulture Entertainment announced the tour dates for the GOT7 FLIGHT LOG: TURBULENCE IN USA 2017 fanmeet. Miami will kick it off on January 21, 2017.
For the latest updates or if you just want to get excited with other fans, visit the official Facebook event page.
Got7’s official website, Facebook, Twitter.
Thank you so much SubKulture Entertainment! Visit their official website, Facebook and Twitter.
We’ve had our eye on Hallyu Entertainment for almost a year now. Then a few months ago, it was revealed that the company planned on coming to Miami for their Kpop All Night tour. Last night, it was officially announced that Kpop All Night will finally make its way to South Florida on December 18, 2016.
Kpop All Night is an event with a nightclub atmosphere. For the latest updates or just to get hyped with other fans, visit the official Facebook event page. Be sure to RSVP too!
[The event is over. You can read about it HERE]
Tickers are now on sale. Click HERE to see prices and to purchase.