Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone is coming to South Florida for a rare speaking engagement aptly titled Satire & Controversy: An Evening with Oliver Stone and Jon Lovett at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 5.
The always candid and opinionated director will discuss his past and present work ( JFK, Natural Born Killers, W., Savages) with the audience, engage in a living-room style conversation with Miami Herald movie critic Rene Rodriguez and participate in a Q&A discussion with the audience.
Lovett, the former speechwriter for President Barack Obama turned comedian and screenwriter, will open the evening by discussing politics and his upcoming NBC comedy 1600 Penn.
Tickets are on sale now and range from $35-$85. VIP tickets, which include prime seating and personal face time with Stone and Lovett are $145. For more information, visit www.browardcenter.org or call 954-522-5334.
Drink with Dan
You know you’ve always wanted to sip a cocktail with Dan Marino. On Wednesday, you can do it with class.
The former Miami Dolphins great will host a cocktail party for Italian luxury brand Canali from 7-9 p.m. at the new boutique in the Bal Harbour Shops. Guests can tour the store while enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres and prosecco.
And there’s a good cause clause, too: Fifteen percent of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Dan Marino Foundation.
Juvia, the chic, St. Barth’s-meets-South Beach eatery atop the Herzog & de Meuron-designed parking garage at 1111 Lincoln Rd., makes Esquire’s 2012 list of 20 best new U.S. restaurants.
The $8 million eatery with its lush “vertical garden” and eye-popping views takes top honors in the magazine’s “best design” category.
Critic John Mariani anoints Atlanta’s The Optimist as restaurant of the year in the feature, which appears in Esquire’s November issue.