People/Events/Accounts: News About the Regent Cocktail Club, Brooklyn’s MLK Tribute, Washingtonians of the Year, and More

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Regent Cocktail Club will relaunch December 28 at the Gale South Beach, moving into the larger, former Rec Room space. Since opening in 2012, the bar and lounge reportedly helped push the region into the national spotlight as a destination for cocktail enthusiasts. The revamped spot, which was created in collaboration with Miami cocktail connoisseurs Bar Lab, features a new small plates menu and a revitalized cocktail list. The previous iteration was dubbed one of the “Top Ten Hotel Bars in the World” at the Tales of the Cocktail awards.

LOS ANGELES: JJLA has been named the official producers of the 37th annual Long Beach Pride Festival, which takes place May 16 and 17.

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NEW YORK: BAM will host the 34th annual Brooklyn tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 20 in the Howard Gilman Opera House. The celebration brings together artists and civic leaders to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King and will feature the creator of New York Times Magazine’s acclaimed 1619 Project Nikole Hannah-Jones as keynote speaker. Additional free film, art, and music events are also scheduled on the BAM campus over the preceding weekend.

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SAN FRANCISCO: The San Francisco Marriott Marquis has revealed a renovation to its 128,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Sixty-five flexible event spaces are spread across five stories, including the newly formed Event Hub, a customizable workspace designed for collaboration. 

WASHINGTON: Washingtonian has revealed its 48th annual Washingtonians of the Year list. The honorees are 11 locals using their experience, knowledge, and creativity to help the wider DMV region, and include Deborah Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Andy Shallal, founder of Busboys and Poets. 

With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Rayna Katz, Beth Kormanik, and Michele Laufik in New York.

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