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miami & the beaches environmental film festival!

Lights, camera, green action.

Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival Debuts
The city’s first-ever eco-conscious movie fest focuses on our (often abusive) relationship with Mother Earth.
Why: A free screening on the side of the New World Center building; a student film competition; and flicks such as Mother: Caring for 7 Billion, Revenge of the Electric Car, and The Light Bulb Conspiracy.
When: Thurs.-Sun.
Where: Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-674-1040); Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave. (305-673-4567). Tickets ($10) online at mbenviromentalfilmfestival.org.

Wynwood Art Fair Launches
A long row of booths occupied by artists, galleries, and museums takes over Northwest 6th Avenue during the first-time, three-day festival.
Why: Street art performances, working artists studios, and live music. Proceeds benefit Lotus House, a nonprofit that aids local homeless women and children.
When: Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Main entrance through The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, 591 NW 27th St. (305-438-0556). Admission is $10.

IronFlower Fitness One-Year Anniversary
Get pumped for a pink-carpet birthday party at the ladies-only wellness center.
Why: A gifting lounge, performances (burlesque, AcroYoga, Zumba), DJs, and a beauty bar.
When: Thurs., 7-1o p.m.
Where: 7300 Biscayne Blvd. (305-640-5270).

The Heavy Pets Record Release Party
The local rock band returns home from its East Coast tour to release a third studio album, Swim Out Past the Sun.
Why: Blending R&B, jazz-funk, and reggae fusion with rock and roll, the group will begin acoustically before building to its full electric potential.
Where: The Stage, 170 NE 38th St. (305-576-9577). Tickets ($10) at the door.

Breakfast at Peacock Garden Cafe
The charming Coconut Grove restaurant introduces a seasonally inspired brunch.
Why: Garden eggs Benedict (whole wheat English muffins topped with poached eggs, Black Forest ham, and a special Peacock sauce of yellow tomatoes and peppers) and whole wheat pancakes with raspberry compote.
When: The weather is patio appropriate.
Where: 2889 McFarlane Rd. (305-774-3332).

Photo: Courtesy of Miami and the Beaches Environmental Film Festival

Peacock Garden Cafe
2889 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
591 NW 27th St
Miami, FL 33127
170 NE 38th St
Miami, FL 33137
7300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
1040 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-674-1040 ext. 2
1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139