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The Scoop: Weekend of May 18th

GALLERY GO-GO

Here’s the art rundown from Lincoln Road to Little River. Miami-based Robert Chambers exhibits new works in “Iron Oar” at Emerson Dorsch gallery from May 19 to July 8. Large-scale metal sculptures, including one that weighs a ton, are participatory and kinetic, such as a silvery polished sphere rolling around an oval track. Their analog simplicity is a striking contrast to the digital age. Rayo, a pop-up gallery, opens in Galeria Del Sol (1628 Michigan Avenue) for summer. Browse artworks, jewelry and ceramics by local artists like photographer Jipsy Castillo and Nicholas Poole, whose brutalist planter is pictured. Mexican artist Pepe Mar and Venezuelan fashion designer Gussy Lopez launched Del Rio, a boutique with their collaborations and other Miami makers like artTECA in their new shared studio space.

emersondorsch.com. letsrayo.com. 8373 NE 2nd Avenue; 786.478.1603

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PIZZA PARTY

Michael Schwartz’s culinary empire extends south to Downtown Dadeland with today’s debut of Harry’s Pizzeria. It’s the third location for the James Beard award-winning toque’s casual Italian concept. The expansion introduces his new fancy Marra Forni Rotator oven whose Italian stone deck quickly fires a dozen options of pies to perfection. The location offers complimentary parking and an exclusive dessert, Nutella and banana panini. He also launches online ordering and delivery throughout all his pizzerias. Los Angeles-born MiDiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company opened in Fort Lauderdale. Known for using pure ingredients, including non-GMO crushed Italian peeled tomatoes and double zero Neapolitan flour, its pizzas sizzle within 90 seconds in the 1,000-degree, wood-fired oven. The same entrepreneur behind Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt plans a national rollout including a Midtown Miami outpost.

8975 SW 72nd Place; 786.540.5970; harryspizzeria.com. 510 North Federal Highway; 954.908.1938; mymidici.com

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TURNING JAPANESE

Michael Schulson, one of Philadelphia’s brightest culinary talents, imports his Asian flair with Monkitail in Hollywood, Fla. Famous for his Japanese izakaya Double Knot’s hits such as edamame dumplings in sake broth and Hawaiian hearts of palm salad served in spaghetti-like strands, the celebrity chef promises a similar selection of small plates from his open robatayaki kitchen and 15-seat sushi bar. Diners who have eaten at its northern inspiration will also recognize pastrami bao buns with Japanese mustard and brussel slaw. At $65, the chef’s tasting with one choice each from 10 sections on the main menu and dessert is a steal too. Continue the party at Nokku, a clandestine cocktail lounge and karaoke den with private, sound-proofed suites to belt out your favorite pop songs.

3555 South Ocean Drive; 954.602.6000; diplomatresort.com

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BEND & BREATHE

The Sacred Space Miami’s nonstop programming brings top international instructors to its Wynwood compound. Tonight, shaman Omar Ahmadzai leads guided meditation through vibration and sacred breath. He incorporates crystal bowls and musical instruments like flutes and rattles to transport the group to a transcendental state. Yoga brand Om By Manduka has been hosting the world’s largest yoga class in nearly 400 cities. Its project:OM to benefit the Susan G. Komen breast cancer charity takes place on Saturday from 5-7 p.m., with local teachers from Green Monkey and Ahana Yoga. Be among the first 50 attendees for a complimentary yoga mat. Looking for more in-depth work? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (pictured), creator of the Happiness Program, leads a weekend workshop to reduce stress, boost immunity and keep a positive outlook.

105 NE 24th Street; 786.621.5006; thesacredspacemiami.com

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