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Sip of History: Bearing Witness

October 4 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

Free Registration Required

Sip of History delves into South Florida’s past and present through moderated conversation with artists, activists, and community stakeholders from a variety of disciplines. Hosted by a HistoryMiami staff, each conversation will explore a different topic centered on the diverse stories of our local communities. Each conversation will be paired with a Miami inspired cocktail created by author, Mixologist, and Brugal 1888 Brand Specialist Gabriel Urrutia.

Join us for a special evening with Rahsaan “FLY GUY” Alexander, photographer and curator of CAPTURE: A Portrait of the Pandemic, in conversation with Marlon Hill that will explore the realities of 2020 and its lasting impacts on Miami’s communities. Listen as Rahsaan Alexander recounts his experiences in documenting and bearing witness to this critical time in our history, with a focus on its impacts on the entertainment industry at-large. This conversation will be followed by a featured set by DJ FLY GUY with a guest appearance by DJ ALL DAY K.

Featured Speakers:

Rahsaan “FLY GUY” Alexander

For the better part of the last decade, Rahsaan Alexander, professionally known as DJ FLY GUY, had been a fixture behind the turntables at the most prominent nightclubs in Miami’s nightlife scene. But all of that came to a screeching halt with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020. Faced with a global health crisis, the shutdown of his industry, and brewing social unrest, Rahsaan turned his creative energies to a passion he once explored as a high school senior at Miami Killian: photography.

Marlon Hill

Marlon A. Hill is a business lawyer with the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, P.L., representing family owned companies, artist entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities. Marlon is a past board trustee with the Miami Foundation and current board member of the Miami Parking Authority, Orange Bowl Committee and the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation. Marlon is the host of a weekly commentary, “The People’s Politics” on CaneRadio.com, every Saturday at 4pm, and contributor to the Sun-Sentinel SF 100 opinion makers. 

Gabriel Urrutia

Gabriel Urrutia brings over 17 years of hospitality experience all based in the city of Miami. In his previous roles, he has conducted more than 150 training sessions for bartenders, while drawing on his creativity and knowledge to develop over 100 fresh and exciting cocktail menus. Gabe was also a finalist for St. Germain’s Can Can competition in 2011 and winner of the National Dekuyper Challenge in 2016. Born in Miami to parents from Cuba and Chile, Gabe embraces his Hispanic/Latinx roots in everything he does. In 2004, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida International University, an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Nova Southeastern University in 2014, and also attained the BarSmarts Advanced certification as well as the Certified Spirits Specialist certification from the Society of Wine Educators. He is also Level 1 from Court of Master Sommeliers and WSET Level 1. At the age 28, he was nominated and shortlisted for “Young Achiever of The Year” at the London International Wine Fair 2009 by The Drinks Business. He was the only nominee from the United States. In 2019, he was selected as one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 Tastemakers of America and most recently started a podcast, Miami Accent, chatting with anyone and everyone in the beverage world locally. Also in the same year, Gabe wrote Miami’s first cocktail book in history, Miami Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of Over 100 Recipes Inspired by the Magic City. Miami Cocktails was nominated in 2020 for the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for best new book.

Made possible with support from Brugal.

101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
305-375-1492
https://www.historymiami.org
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Photo Credit: Rahsaan “FLY GUY” Alexander


Accessibility
To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at accessibility@historymiami.org or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)


Release
By entering the premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) and its affiliates and representatives. You release HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) or the person or entity designated to do so by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the premise.


Release

By entering the premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) and its affiliates and representatives. You release HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) or the person or entity designated to do so by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the premise.