Maybe it started with that whole Eden, Adam, Eve thing but let's face it, there's something seductivey about a garden. Now, add a burlesque show with dazzling acrobatics, dancing, a pumped up soundtrack a la Moulin Rouge... and you've got Miami's most thrilling pop-up show, Orchid. 

Theaster Gates is a Chicago-based artist, urban planner, and cultural provocateur whose critically acclaimed transformative work in Chicago was recently covered by the Wall Street Journal. They praised him for finding "a way to leverage an artistic practice to make a realtime, bottom-line difference in the lives and spaces next door. Gates says he's trying to invent 'the Main Street I want to hang out on,' but he is also pushing art beyond the sphere of social commentary into the arena of nitty-gritty do-gooding." And now Mr. Gates is coming to Miami.

Slim Aarons is a favorite of ours and we're looking forward to his new book, La Dolce Vita which focuses on Italy. He first worked in Italy as a combat photographer during WWII and later while working for Life magazine he lived in Rome. The book presents a collection of Aaron's most sumptuous photos from Italian aristocracy to Hollywood royalty. 

It's the 10th Annual Smash and Grab at Locust Projects this weekend.  You can scope out the gallery online ahead of tomorrow night's event. Just be sure no to fall too deeply in love with any one piece as someone else might also have their heart set on your prize and get their hands on before your number is call. That's right, luck is a major component of Smash and Grab. You have to wait until your number is called. Think lottery ticket raffle meets art auction house aspect. All's fair in love and war and it'll definitely be a battle. 

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The Maison Martin Margiela x H&M collab is pretty fabulous but our latest fave fashion union is Raney x Madewell debuting at Primary Projects, and at Madewell stores in Miami, New York and Los Angeles. This comes as part of the exhibit titled RANEYTOWN, by Miami native, New York-based artist Rebeca Raney.