TOBA IN TOWN
When Toba Khedoori’s self-titled exhibit opened at PAMM last week, it quickly became the talk of the town. PAMM director Franklin Sirmans curated the largest survey of her works, which premiered at his former institution, LACMA in Los Angeles, where the Aussie artist has lived since 1990. On view through September 24, 2017, the presentation adds two paintings that have never been shown at a museum and that mark the introduction of the figure into her oeuvre. Nearly 30 works are also displayed in reverse from the original show, so from the most recent to the earliest, which tend to be intimate works on canvas and large scale works on paper, respectively. Themes explore architecture and negative space like “Untitled (buildings/windows)”, this 1994 oil and wax work on paper.
1103 Biscayne Boulevard; 305.375.3000; pamm.org
RETREAT REVS UP
Athleisure is everywhere these days. Funkshion debuts the Retreat, an experiential pop up dedicated to the apparel category, from May 3-7. Touted as the first event of its kind, the exclusive showcase for influencers combines fashion presentations, wellness seminars and fitness classes in various venues throughout Miami. Designers from participating brands such as Aviator Nation, Luli Fit by Luli Fama and Ultracor (pictured) will make guest appearances following their shows, most of which occur at Soho Beach House. Collections will also be available throughout the week at the onsite pop-up shop. If you can’t make it, score the latest athleisure at Restless Soul, an Aventura boutique that expanded to South Miami. Alo Yoga, Splits59, Blanc Noir, Koral and Prismsport are just a handful of the featured lines.
funkshion.miami; 5828 Sunset Drive; 786.485.2399
ZUCCA & BRAVA
Hotel St. Michel launched a new casual eatery for Italian fare. Zucca, the first U.S. venture from a Venezuelan restaurant group, occupies a new contemporary setting in the Coral Gables property. Italians love their aperitifs, so begin at the white marble-topped bar with specialty cocktails like Nonna’s Mule with grappa and grapefruit soda and a charcuterie board of pecorino, mortadella and other nibbles. Ricotta-stuffed zucchini blossoms with anchovies also are good to share. Move on to a 32-oz. T-bone for two with primi piatti of spaghetti and Sardinian bottarga. Vegetarians can try ravioli with artichokes and gnocchi with eggplant and burrata. Brava chef Brad Kilgore hosts the Gold Celebration Tour with the winner of the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition and bites by local restaurants at the Arsht Center on May 7.
162 Alcazar Avenue; 786.580.3731; zuccamiami.com. 1300 Biscayne Boulevard; 305.949.6722; arshtcenter.org
Mother’s Day will be here sooner than you think—May 14! Get a head start with Tata Harper’s all-natural skin care and cosmetics made on the former Miamian’s farm in Vermont. The holistic beauty maverick offers 15 percent off online purchases through May 4 with the discount code Celebratemom. Mom always appreciated your handmade gifts, so continue the tradition only through the expert eye of indie makers at Renegade Craft Fair. Founded in Chicago, the international traveling souk visits Mana Wynwood (corner of NW Fifth Avenue and NW 23rd Street) from April 29-30, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. For a real treat, book her an aromatherapy massage with hot Himalayan salt stones at Acqualina Spa by ESPA. The mineral does wonders for the immune system and muscle tension.
tataharperskincare.com. renegadecraft.com. 17875 Collins Avenue; 305.918.8000; acqualinaresort.com