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Business Buddies Social Networking Event
Thursday, September 25 at 7 to 11:30 p.m.
Join Best Buddies for its inaugural Business Buddies Social Networking Event, an evening of Networking, Fashion, Cocktails, and Hors d'oeuvres. . .plus special guest appearances! Enjoy an open bar all night with complimentary spirits provided by Southern Wine and Spirits and Orzel Vodka. Preview the hot new 2009 Audi A4 by Champion Audi. See the latest fashions presented by 301 Model Management, Trilogy Boutique and Levinson Jewelers One-of-a-Kind Diamond Collection. Tasty bites by Sweetcakes will accompany an espresso tasting provided by Trucillo Cafe Espresso to round out the evening. A $20 donation suggested, and all proceeds benefit Best Buddies Friendship Programs for people with intellectual disabilities. Get more information online.
Nikki Marina (across from the Westin Diplomat)
3660 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood
954-449-6522, Ext. 201
Doo-Wop Boys Gone Wild!
Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28
"Doo-Wop Boys Gone Wild!" is the newest music revue from Arts at St. Johns' Artistic Director David Kingery. The show, a tribute to the Doo-Wop groups of the 50's and 60's including The Coasters, The Platters, The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Temptations and many more, will have you clapping, snapping and tapping along. Four great male singers (including Kingery himself) will croon and bop at this one-of-a-kind production only Arts at St. Johns can produce. Saturday's performance is at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 if purchased online and for seniors and students; $20 at the door. Or bring your "quartet" to see St. Johns' "quartet" - pay for 3 tickets and the 4th is free!
Arts at St. Johns
4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach
5th Annual “Be A Kid Again Gala: Funtastic Fifties”
Saturday, September 27 at 8 p.m.
Miami Children’s Museum takes you on a magical journey to the “Happy Days” of the fifties to celebrate its 5th year in the new Watson Island location. Reminisce about sock hops, drive-in movies, cool music, Elvis and the golden age of television as you explore the museum’s 14 galleries transformed to take you back to simpler times. Co-Chairs Carlos Garcia, Norma Quintero and Jana Sigars-Malina have planned an evening that will keep you rockin’ with delectable food and drink, music, entertainment and an incredible silent auction. Tickets are $250 per person or in “Play Groups” of ten for $2,000. Call to RSVP or to learn about available sponsorship opportunities.
Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
305-373-5437, Ext. 127
14th Annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest
October 2 - 13
Thousands of revelers will head to Fritz & Franz Bierhaus to celebrate Oktoberfest in authentic Bavarian tradition. From October 2nd through the 13th, enjoy German beer, delicious food and great German music. There will be yodeling contests and good old-fashioned eating contests - schnitzel and bratwurst! What better venue to host Oktoberfest than a place that was voted "City's Best Beer 2008."
Fritz & Franz Bierhaus
60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables
American Nicaraguan Foundation Gala
Saturday, October 4 at 7 p.m.
Party and make a difference at the upcoming American Nicaraguan Foundation's annual fundraising gala. This year's gala chairs are Theresa Pellas, Maria Amanda Rodriguez and Paco Bendaña-McEwan. Honorary Gala Chairs are Ricardo and Marlene Montaner, and the emcees for the evening are Diana Diaz from WSVN Chanel 7 and Ivan Taylor from Telemundo Chanel 51. The night promises to be exciting and fun with special guests, including Taliana Vargas, Miss Colombia 2008 and first runner-up at the Miss Universe pageant, and Samatha Tajik, Miss Canada 2008. Girard-Perragaux has donated their famous “Cat’s Eye” women’s timepiece which will be raffled on the evening. Some of the 2008 gala sponsors are Cuban Crafters Cigars, Santander Private Banking, HSBC, Stanford Group Company, Flor de Caña (Nicaragua’s Rum), The Himmel-Anton Foundation, AirPak, VISA International, Anheuser-Busch, Total Bank, Vanidades, Credomatic Network, and Harper’s Bazaar en Español. ANF was founded 16 years ago by Alfredo and Theresita Pellas, a Nicaraguan philanthropic couple, to support humanitarian efforts in Nicaragua.
InterContinental Hotel Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
2008 Diamond Ball & Private Concert
Saturday, October 4 at 8 p.m.
The stars will shine at the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation Diamond Ball & Private Concert. During the Private Concert international recording artist and Guest of Honor Beyoncé Knowles will be honored and inducted into the Miami Children's Hospital International Pediatric Hall of Fame for all that she has done for children. Guests will be wowed with not-to-be-missed musical performances by "King of Motown" Smokey Robinson, 70's Diva Gloria Gaynor and piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick at this dazzling charity event in downtown Miami's state-of-the art venue. The event includes a lavish dinner for 800 on the arena floor (sponsorships available), and guests who make a $50 donation to MCHF will be seated to enjoy the spectacular Private Concert from select seats. For dinner sponsorship information, call Danielle Pricken (786-268-1794) or to attend the Private Concert only, click here.
American Airlines Arena
601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
786-268-1841 (Karla Jones)
6th Annual Italian Film Festival
October 9 - 14
Get your passports ready! Miami's Italian Film Festival opens October 9th with an Opening Night Screening and Party. It's six days packed with ten of the best Italian films, special events and after parties in the hottest clubs in South Beach. Reserve your first class seats for all the festivities. Your VIP Passport ($250) allows entrance to the opening night film, official after party, all film screenings during the festival, and the final closing dinner party and awards ceremony to be held at The Forge. Opening Night Pass ($75) for opening night festivities; Movie Pass ($60) for all films during the festival; and Single Ticket ($10) available at Regal Cinema the day of the screening. The schedule for films is Thursday at 7:30; Friday at 8, Saturday and Sunday at 5, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 7 and 9, and Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Regal Cinema South Beach
1100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Festival Miami 2008
October 9 - November 3
Festival Miami 2008 celebrates "Destination Miami: 25 Years of Musical Magic" during its month-long music series presented by the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Enjoy world renowned musical artists performing all kinds of music - from traditional classical fare to fusion jazz - along with everything in between. Festival Miami hits the road this year with two exciting performances in spectacular venues - the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the BankUnied Center - during its four musically-themed weeks featuring 23 performances. The Festival kicks off at the Arsht Center's Knight Concert Hall on October 9 for an evening of music by Academy Award winning composer John Corigliano with violinist Jennifer Koh. Week 2 features "Jazz and Beyond;" Week 3 finds Bruce Hornsby and Friends at the BankUnited Center during "Creative American Music" week; and the final week of Festival Miami 2008 pays tribute to "Music of the Americas." Festival Miami continues to entertain audiences with its diversity of musical offerings and internationally acclaimed guest artists. The 2008 Festival will not disappoint the South Florida audiences.
Most performances are at
Maurice Gusman Hall at UM Campus
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
Rock the Fashion '08
October 10 at 9 p.m.
Don't miss Rock the Fashion '08 for a Red Carpet Spectacular Night of Dancing, Fashion and Music in South Beach. Promised to be the launch of an iconic happening - this simultaneous concert, fashion and night club extravaganza is a benefit for St. Thomas University School of Law. Be part of the spectacle! Mingle with local celebs, get your photo taken on the red carpet, browse the neat items in the silent auction, savor hors d'oeuvres and specialty cocktails, or just dance the night away to sounds from guest DJ's. The night's festivities will culminate with a dramatic "rock" music-themed fashion show and concert with popular contemporary rock music covers for the entertainment of our guests. Tickets are $20 with a student ID and $30 without. For VIP admission and table reservations, call John Leon at 786-478-5646.
Nikki Beach Club
One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
2008 Mercy Hospital Foundation Gala
Saturday, October 11 at 7 p.m.
"Paradiso" is the theme of the Mercy Hospital Foundation Gala 2008 as the organization commemorates its 20 anniversary. Set in a sleek and sophisticated garden-like ambiance, Paradiso will showcase an evening of fabulous food, lavish prizes and entertainment by world-renown musical artist, Willy Chirino. Mr. Harve Mogul, CEO of the United-Way of Miami-Dade County is the honoree. The gala is hosted by the Board of Directors of Mercy Hospital and the 2008 Gala Chairs Mr. & Mrs. Antonio LO. Argiz and Dr. & Mrs. Luis Villa. The cocktail reception is hosted by Bacardi. Tickets for this beautiful black tie event are $300 p/p and benefit the Mercy Hospital Foundation.
InterContinental Hotel Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
Take Center Stage Anniversary Gala
Saturday, October 11 at 7 p.m.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate the opening of season three with its "Take Center Stage" Gala. Themed "Coming Up Roses," the evening begins with twilight cocktails, followed by performances that unite the Center's resident companies and the Center's recently-named resident artist, Jencarlos Canela, for the first time on one stage, and than a gala dinner hosted by Gala Honorary Chair Adrienne Arsht and a team of 20 Conducting Committee Members, including Missy Carricarte, Marlén Pernetti and Inés Rivero. The celebration continues into the night with the After-Party produced by Gorillas Lifestyle Marketing and hosted by more than 20 of South Florida's leading VIPs and nightlife impresarios. For the After-Party the Peacock Foundation Studio will be transformed into a nightclub featuring renowned DJs, cocktails and delectable desserts. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the education and outreach programs of the Center. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. Separate after-party tickets are also available. Call or email for information.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Sunny Isles Beach 2008 Jazz Fest
October 17 - 19
The inaugural Sunny Isles Beach 2008 Jazz Fest will feature world-renowned celebrity jazz entertainers and notable jazz artists, including the sounds of local Miami Latin jazz musicians. Florida-born saxophonist, David Sanborn, headlines at Samson Oceanfront Park on Saturday night. With twenty three albums and two Grammy awards, Sanborn is revered the world over as one of the greatest sax players of all times and an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians. Celebrate with South Floridians and tourists alike the diverse sounds of jazz music performed by an illustrious line-up of artists in an exciting array of venues in Sunny Isles Beach. On Friday Roberto Perera will perform during Supper Club at Le Meridien, and a performance by George Tandy will follow at After Hours at the Acqualina Resort and Spa. On Saturday, the main event will take place oceanside at 174th Street with David Sanborn and George Tandy as the opening act. On Sunday the Jazz Fest will come to a close with a Jazz Luncheon at the Trump International Resort. Tickets are $15 for each of the Friday performances and Sunday's luncheon and $20 for the main event with all proceeds benefiting Best Buddies Florida. The festival is produced by the City of Sunny Isles Beach in partnership with the Sunny Isles Beach Resort Association. Visit the website for more information or tickets.
Sunny Isles Beach
Free Art & Law Clinic
Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LegalArt extends an invitation to Miami artists and arts organizations who have legal issues or questions - like: copyrighting your art or trademarking your innovation; infringements of your copyright; dealing with a contract or agreement that has been breached; how to incorporate your business; gallery contracts and agent agreements; even immigration and estate planning questions. Register no later than October 1st to have your individual legal issues addressed. Between the time of registration and the consultation, UM law students and professional attorneys will do the preliminary research in preparation for a thorough counseling session on the 18th. Appointments set for consultations will range from 30 to 60 minutes. The clinic is free, but you must be a LegalArt member to participate. Memberships are $30 for individuals and $45 for organizations. Sign up today by email!
University of Miami School of Law (Warren Rosmarin Cafe)
1311 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-505-0334 (Erika Pastoriza)
18th Annual "In the Park with Art"
Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The South Florida art season kicks off with the ever-favorite fine art show at Coral Reef Park presented by volunteer members of the Cultural Council. More than 100 artists, selected by professional jurors, will showcase their work in a variety of medium, including acrylic, oil, watercolor, sculpture, and photography. Festival guests can also savor culinary delights as they browse the fine art on display, as well as enjoy sounds from AcoustiCon, jazz by the Robert Morgan Band and lyrical symphonies by the Miami String Project. Admission is free, and there is plenty of parking available near the part. In The Park With Art benefits the Cultural Council's Scholarship Fund that assists talented students as they enter a Florida college to pursue an education in the arts. Poster shown by Fred Caravetta.
Coral Reef Park
S.W. 152nd Street and 77th Avenue, Palmetto Bay
7th Annual Miami International Wine Fair
October 25 - 27
Anyone who enjoys a glass of wine will want to attend the Miami International Wine Fair, Florida's largest wine expo, featuring over 65,000 square feet of exhibit space and some 1,200 wines from 15 countries available for tasting. First and foremost MIWF is a trade show, but after hours consumers are welcomed to sample great wines and learn about the regions and the people who produce the wines. Whether you are new to the pleasures of wine or a seasoned connoisseur, the Grand Tasting and the Fair’s comprehensive seminar program will help you expand your wine knowledge in record time. The Collectors’ Club, the most exclusive section in the Grand Tasting Hall, features wines with the same characteristics: passionate and extremely talented winemakers, great quality grapes from the best wine producing regions in the world, controlled low-yields, outstanding reviews from renowned wine critics, and a retail price point that keeps most of us from being able to purchase them on a daily basis. Grand Tasting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available online.
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Cirque du Soleil Benefit
Friday, November 14 at 8 p.m.
Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami is hosting a benefit performance of Corteo by Cirque du Soleil. This evening of wonders, created and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, will raise funds to support this 91-year-old Miami-Dade organization that offers prevention programs, mental health counseling and support services to children and families. Join friends and supporters of Family Counseling Services under the Big Top in Bicentennial Park and make a difference in the lives of children and families in Greater Miami. Tickets are $110 p/p for Level 1 seating. To purchase tickets, call 305-740-8998, Ext. 144, or visit the website for more information.
Grand Chapiteau, Bicentennial Park
1075 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-740-8998, Ext. 144