South Beach boutique and lifestyle brand Alchemist has headed for the big league. After popping up at Paris Fashion Week and Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, it’s collaborating with Bergdorf Goodman. Titled “Lost But Not Forgotten,” its fashion installation features a limited-edition capsule collection with exclusive artwork by Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist Othelo Gervacio through spring. Casual clothes pay homage to musicians who have passed away but live on through the legends’ contributions in song. Gervacio’s cleverly hidden references take awhile to realize to the delight of collectors. Alchemist cofounder Roma Cohen selected Gervacio since his themes often blur romance and tragedy to evoke sympathy and nostalgia. Bergdorf Goodman men’s fashion director Bruce Pask in turn favors Alchemist’s blend of fashion and art through in-demand illustrators.
754 Fifth Avenue; 212.753.7300; bergdorfgoodman; shopalchemist.com
As David Beckham zeros in on a home for his MLS Miami team’s stadium, PAMM stages a fun soccer-themed exhibit. Organizers also had the coinciding 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on their mind with “The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art,” which opened last week and continues through September 2. Works by more than 40 artists delve beyond the game to social and political issues surrounding the sport, as well as a reflection of the city’s incredibly rich fabric of ethnic cultures, many of which claim soccer as their national pastime. Their sense of national pride is a common language spoken worldwide. Afterward, check out the curated selection of soccer swag including tees, socks, magnets and even artworks like a Pelé poster by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz.
1103 Biscayne Boulevard; 305.375.3000; pamm.org
With Prince Harry’s passion for polo and his pending royal wedding, it’s a great excuse to enjoy the sport of kings. The U.S. Open, America’s most prestigious polo tournament, takes place on Sunday, April 22, at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Fla. The exciting occasion brings out some 15,000 spectators and marks the culmination of 26 tournaments with top international players during the winter high-goal polo season in the Sunshine State’s equestrian capital. IPC has hosted the championship since 2004 (it began in New York), and its grounds are also renowned for their amenities including a champagne lounge and pop-up boutiques. If you can’t make it, watch teams Valiente and The Daily Racing Form-DRF Bets compete for the prize on the USPA Polo Network, uspolo.org.
3667 120th Avenue South; 561.204.5687; ipc.coth.com. uspolo.org
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High season in South Florida keeps getting longer. There’s culture for every lover of dance, music and theater in April. Miami City Ballet’s season concludes with its last performance at the Broward Center on April 28-29. Three dances include a premiere of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s “Concerto DSCH” set to a piano concerto by Dmitri Shostakovich. Triple Tony Award winner “Fun Home” comes to the Arsht Center through May 13. The coming-of-age story is based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same name. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins the Silk Road Ensemble at the Kravis Center on April 21, followed by the Arsht on April 23. “An Intimate Evening with David Foster (Hitman Tour)” takes place April 22 at the Kravis and continues to the Arsht on April 25.
miamicityballet.org; arhstcenter.org. kravis.org
We’ll see you next week with even more of South Florida’s places to go!