Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami’s ‘The BIG Open’ Golf and Tennis Tournament Comes to Key Biscayne 12/6/19

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami’s ‘The BIG Open’ Golf and Tennis Tournament Comes to Key Biscayne
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 08:00 am –
Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne
6700 Crandon Boulevard,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: Individual Golf Player: $1,500; Eva Gorson Ladies Doubles Tennis Classic: Sold Out
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami’s ‘The BIG Open’ Golf and Tennis Tournament features the second annual, sold-out Eva Gorson Ladies Doubles Tennis Classic, sponsored by Matt & Eva Gorson, as well as a Golf Tournament made up of foursome teams. Proceeds will be dedicated to supporting Littles mentored through programs organized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami.

At the conclusion of the tournament, all golfers and tennis players will receive a seat at a catered lunch with an awards reception to follow at Fairways on the Key at Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne.

Moksha Indian Brasserie “Dine & Give” Charity Night to Benefit Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus 10/29/19

Moksha Indian Brasserie “Dine & Give” Charity Night to Benefit Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus
Tuesday, 10/29/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moksha Indian Brasserie
2823 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
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Cost: Dishes are $30 and under

Moksha Indian Brasserie, a new Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience in east Fort Lauderdale will host its third and final “Dine & Give” night as a part of its grand opening celebrations. Moksha will support the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus by donating 40 percent of its evening dining proceeds on Tuesday, October 29, from 5 to 10 p.m.

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus has a vision to build community through quality musical performances and civic engagement that promotes a world that accepts and values diversity. For over 30 years, the chorus has relied on the generosity of individuals and businesses, along with ticket sales, to perform in great concert halls and theaters, present guest artists and choruses, serve the community, tour to new places and support the volunteer members.

The 85-seat indoor restaurant features an extensive menu catering to meat, seafood and vegetarian preferences. Food lovers will delight in small and large plates, soups, salads, live fire specialties, breads and unique fruit and floral essence-infused beverages and desserts. Diners will enjoy their culinary experience in an intimate setting with modern glam eclectic influences.

The restaurant’s signature specialties include Lassoni Gobi, Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Zaffron Lobster and the Moksha Feast. Even non-alcoholic beverages and desserts are a celebration of flavors, from the Kokum Sherbat drink to the Gulab Jamoon dessert.

Moksha Indian Brasserie launched its “Dine & Give” initiative on September 24 with a benefit for Leadership Broward. It’s second installment is slated to benefit the Slow Burn Theatre Company on October 15. This final “Dine & Give” night to enjoy Moksha’s progressive menu featuring close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists, will complete the restaurant’s charitable grand opening activities.

Moksha Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. Reservations for Moksha Indian Brasserie can be made by calling (954) 314-7349 or by visiting https://www.opentable.com/r/moksha-indian-brasserie-fort-lauderdale.

Neiman Marcus at The Galleria to host the Kick-Off For ArtStroll 11/6/19

Neiman Marcus at The Galleria to host the Kick-Off For ArtStroll
Wednesday, 11/06/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus
2442 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets are $40

Art enthusiasts and supporters are invited to Neiman Marcus on Wednesday, November 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. to kick off the inaugural “ArtStroll” exhibition at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy a contemporary atmosphere with a variety of fresh and creative tastings, paired with wine and spirits while perusing art for sale benefiting Funding Arts Broward.

Attendees will enjoy shopping and music, plus champagne, wine and delicious bites compliments of Blue Martini, Truluck’s and The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus. Select artists participating in ArtStroll will donate artworks for sale to benefit Funding Arts Broward.

Funding Arts Broward, (FAB!) is a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County. FAB!’s mission is to enrich the local arts community by funding Broward County-based visual and performing arts organizations. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has granted more than $3.3 million to local visual and performing arts programming.

Tickets can be purchased for $40 per person at www.galleriamall-fl.com. Complimentary valet parking is included. Artists can participate in The Galleria’s ArtStroll by completing an Artist Entry Form at https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/art-stroll/.

Byblos Miami Partners with Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. to Host Benefit Dinner for ‘No Kid Hungry’ 10/27/19

Byblos Miami Partners with Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. to Host Benefit Dinner for ‘No Kid Hungry’
Sunday, 10/27/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Byblos
1545 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $75

Acclaimed Mediterranean hotspot, Byblos, is joining forces with the currently ranked #67 best bar in the world (cc: World’s 50 Best Bars List) Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., to host a very special culinary & cocktail event to benefit the No Kid Hungry Foundation. On Sunday, October 27th, Byblos will host an exclusive ticketed charity dinner, where Sweet Liberty’s own head bartender, Fraser Hamilton, will be guest-bartending, slinging back hand-crafted cocktails for guests throughout the evening. From 7:00PM – 8:00PM, diners will be welcomed by a private cocktail reception and passed canapés, before indulging in Chef Abel Veulen’s carefully curated four-course menu, complemented by a specially-made cocktail pairing menu by Sweet Liberty. A percentage of proceeds will go to support the No Kid Hungry campaign’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

**Limited seats available. All guests MUST reserve their seat by calling 786-864-2990 or emailing info@byblosmiami.com. Ticket price is $75 ++ per person.

Miami City Ballet Hosts Annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée 12/15/19

Miami City Ballet Hosts Annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée
Sunday, 12/15/2019 – 10:00 am – 03:00 am
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Peacock Foundation Studio
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $500 VIP Ticket (Adults & Children)

Miami City Ballet’s annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée returns for its fifth year with a “Visions of Sugarplums” theme, featuring a brunch reception sponsored by Centner Academy, followed by a VIP performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

Proceeds from the event support MCB’s community engagement programs that serve more than 19,000 participants annually, including youth, seniors and historically underserved populations.

Brunch reception: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® performance: 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Intermission Reception at the Peacock Foundation Studio

VIP Tickets include:
• Complimentary valet parking
• Brunch table and prime seating
• Meet-and-greet with Nutcracker Magic cast characters
• Exclusive VIP performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
• Intermission refreshments
• Backstage tour led by Miami City Ballet staff
• Swag bag for each child
• Nutcracker keepsake doll and signed ballet shoe

14th Annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions 11/2/19

14th Annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions
Saturday, 11/02/2019 – 11/02/2019 07:00 am – 11:00 am
NOVA Southeastern University
3301 College Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
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Cost: $30

Our race will take place on the beautiful campus of Nova Southeastern University at the Davie Campus. Parking will be available at the parking garage located at SW 30th Street and Ray Ferrero Boulevard. Festivities will commence in the courtyard between the Carl DeSantis Building and the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Registration, check-in, and packet pick-up will open at 6:30am.
The 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:00 am & The Carnival of Champions Celebration will follow from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Sallarulo Race for Champions was founded on the belief that everyone deserves a chance and an opportunity to live a fulfulled life. Our race not only raises funds for Special Olympics but raises awareness. The race is a day of inclusion and acceptance where hundreds of community members, with and without challenges, run along side each other as equals.

Healthy Cooking Class at Brimstone Woodfire Grill 10/10/19

Healthy Cooking Class at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Thursday, 10/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: $25.00

Join us at Brimstone for a lesson with Chef Julio on healthy cooking. A nutritionist will be available to give you tips and tricks on healthy eating! A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Broward Walk.

Tickets are $25 and reservations must be made by calling the restaurant to reserve your spot. 954.430.2333

Full Menu:
Mediterranean Kale Salad
+Green Kale, Garbanzo beans, cucumbers, tomatoes Lemon Vinaigrette

Second Course
Bake Garlic Rosemary Skewers
+Rosemary Marinated Shrimp Skewers serve with Citrus Quinoa and poached asparagus

Third Course
Poached Pear
+Wine Poach Pear served with Ricotta Cheese and Maple Syrup

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip” 11/7/19

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip”
Thursday, 11/07/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: A $20 donation provides one complimentary refreshing Tito’s Vodka mixed drink and a delicious tapas and sushi buffet by Sawa Restaurant, plus a doggie dining menu for your dog compliments of Sawa. Other $10 donations can be made for additional drink tickets. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Shops at Merrick Park’s “Bark & Sip” will offer a pet adoption expo, Tito’s Vodka photo booth and a showcase of pet-friendly products and services, plus Sawa Restaurant’s great food and Tito’s Vodka cocktails with donations benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

A pet-themed raffle for prizes such as a luxury dog bed, a weekend of pet sitting, and photography mini-sessions with your special pup will also support the Humane Society.

Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site to showcase adoptable dogs and accept donations. Local businesses such as Art to Save Lives, City Pooch, Creating New Tails, DogExpressions, EquiPaws, Miami Pet Concierge and PetSmart will be showcasing available pet products and services at the event.

Art in the Garden “Bird Call” Exhibition on Display at Shops at Merrick Park 10/12/19

Art in the Garden “Bird Call” Exhibition on Display at Shops at Merrick Park
Saturday, 10/12/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
350 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33146
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Cost: $10 for adults and $8 for children

Shops at Merrick Park will be the perfect backdrop for a one-night only Art in the Garden installation entitled “Bird Call” which includes three-dimensional works curated by Ccucu Gall-Art on Saturday, October 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MECVEN, a non-profit museum for the endowments of the arts.

This exhibition will include artworks from a variety of top artists dedicated to inspiring change and awareness in Miami and around the world. The experience will include wine and food sampling.

Tickets are available at https://birdcall-artinthegarden.eventbrite.com/, priced at $10 for adults and $8 for children, including one drink and food samplings.

Ccucu Gall-Art, a Miami based art gallery, started operations in 2013. Since then, aiming to make a constructive contribution to the world by creating art exhibitions and installations with three-dimensional work to bring awareness on the preservation of Earth has led Ccucu to have magnified the art scene with pop-up art events throughout the city.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-0200, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Lexus of Pembroke Pines presents, the Breast Cancer Awareness Soirée 10/13/19

Lexus of Pembroke Pines presents, the Breast Cancer Awareness Soirée
Sunday, 10/13/2019 – 10/13/2019 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Lexus of Pembroke Pines
16150 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost: Free

Lexus of Pembroke Pines presents, the Breast Cancer Awareness Soirée, benefiting the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event.” Please join Craig Zinn and the Craig Zinn Automotive Group in the fight against breast cancer. Mix and mingle while supporting a worthy cause and enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We invite both men and women to wear a decorated bra and enter the “Breast Dressed” contest for a chance to win three top prizes. While you’re here, participate in the raffle, and join the CZAG Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team (CLICK HERE) Dress code: Casual Chic, a splash of PINK if possible. If you have any questions, please call 954.443.2020, or to register for the event visit lexusofpembrokepines.com.

Moksha Indian Brasserie’s Second “Dine & Give” Charity Night on October 15 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company 10/15/19

Moksha Indian Brasserie’s Second “Dine & Give” Charity Night on October 15 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company
Tuesday, 10/15/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moksha Indian Brasserie
2823, E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
Website
Cost: Dishes are $30 and under

Moksha Indian Brasserie, a new Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience in east Fort Lauderdale, is excited to host its second “Dine & Give” night as a part of its grand opening celebration. Moksha will support the Slow Burn Theatre Company by donating 40 percent of the evening’s dining proceeds on Tuesday, October 15, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Created in 2009, Slow Burn Theatre Company is a locally based professional theatre company with a mission of providing South Florida’s diverse population with opportunities to experience high quality, challenging, contemporary works of musical theatre through attendance, employment, and/or educational and community outreach programs. It’s 10th anniversary season starts during October 2019 with “Shrek: The Musical.”

The 85-seat indoor restaurant features an extensive menu catering to meat, seafood and vegetarian preferences. Food lovers will delight in small and large plates, soups, salads, live fire specialties, breads and unique fruit and floral essence-infused beverages and desserts. Diners will enjoy their culinary experience in an intimate setting with modern glam eclectic influences.

The restaurant’s signature specialties include Lassoni Gobi, Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Zaffron Lobster and the Moksha Feast. Even non-alcoholic beverages and desserts are a celebration of flavors from the Kokum Sherbat to the Gulab Jamoon.

Moksha Indian Brasserie launched its “Dine & Give” initiative on September 24 with a benefit for Leadership Broward. The third “Dine & Give” evening featuring Moksha’s progressive menu featuring close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists, will be on Tuesday, October 29, to benefit Stonewall National Museum & Archives.

Moksha Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. Reservations for Moksha Indian Brasserie can be made by calling (954) 314-7349 or by visiting opentable.com.

Bahamas Relief and Recovery Fundraiser 10/11/19

Bahamas Relief and Recovery Fundraiser
Friday, 10/11/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Clevelander
1020 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $25

Auxilium and Dr. Vanessa Brito, Commissioner Michael Gongora, State Representative Michael Greico, Miami Beach Democratic Club, The Clevelander, and Spam Allstars our proud to host the: Bahamas Relief & Recovery Fundraiser. Food and Drinks will be provided

Public is welcome to drop off supply donations

100% of Proceeds go to Victims of Hurricane Dorian, Third Wave Volunteers, and Auxilium.

$5 Raffle tickets sold at event, prizes include:
Clevelander One Night Stay
Clevelander Food & Beverage Credit
“Relief” Art Print – Alejandra Estefania

More Than Pink Walk 10/12/19


More Than Pink Walk
Saturday, 10/12/2019 – 07:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $15-$40

The 24th annual Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale MORE THAN PINK Walk™ takes place on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Bayfront Park from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The MORE THAN PINK Walk™ brings together an empowered community of hope to raise funds for breast cancer treatment, patient advocacy and lifesaving research.

Last year, Komen debuted the new name for the fundraiser (formerly known as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®) with an overwhelmingly positive response. More importantly, the local affiliate raised over $616,000 in 2018 for the fight against breast cancer including a portion of the funds supporting a financial treatment assistance program and a national research program for break through discoveries helping patients live longer lives.

The MORE THAN PINK Walk™ ensures that participants have a clear understanding of the value they provide in Susan G. Komen’s overall mission and how their fundraising makes an impact in our community.

This year, Bank of America is the national sponsor of the MORE THAN PINK Walk™. The premier research partner is Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and other sponsors include: Publix®, Kellogg’s Products®, South Florida Ford Dealers, Miami Cancer Institute, InterContinental at Doral Miami, CVS Pharmacy y Más, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, Team FootWorks, and Ryder®.

The walk day schedule is as follows:

6:30 AM Registration and t-shirt pick up
7:30 AM Sponsor Engagement Open
8:15 AM Procession of Hope
8:45 AM MORE THAN PINK Walk™ begins
10:00 AM Kids Dash and After Walk Celebration, Live band, dancers

Harvest Drive Florida Poker Tournament Sponsored by Freedland Harwin Valori, PL 10/10/19

Harvest Drive Florida Poker Tournament Sponsored by Freedland Harwin Valori, PL
Thursday, 10/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Carolina Ale House
2617 Weston Road,
Weston, Florida 33331
Website
Cost: $100 buy-in

The bets are on! As a continuation of its ongoing dedication to the local community, Fort Lauderdale-based Freedland Harwin Valori, PL, a consumer justice law firm, is serving as the Title Sponsor of the Harvest Drive Florida Poker Tournament at Carolina Ale House in Weston, Florida. The 27th annual event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10. Each year, the event raises approximately $25,000 for Harvest Drive Florida, which provides food and other necessities including gently worn clothing and gently used household items to Broward County Public Schools’ families in need throughout the year.

At the event, guests will enjoy food, drinks, games, prizes and more. The third place prize will be a $500 American Express gift card, second place prize will be a 60” television and the grand prize is too great to reveal!

Michael Freedland, Esq., founding partner of Freedland Harwin Valori, PL and longtime Weston resident, is spearheading the sponsorship. He has been supporting Harvest Drive Florida for 13 years and his law firm has been sponsoring the Poker Tournament for 10 years.

The Harvest Drive, founded in August of 1992 at Country Isles Elementary School in Broward County, works to promote the concept of philanthropy to Broward County Public Schools students by educating them on the issue of hunger in the community and providing them the opportunity to give back.

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) FAll Luncheon Featuring Martin Childers of Island City Stage 10/15/19

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) FAll Luncheon Featuring Martin Childers of Island City Stage
Tuesday, 10/15/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: $55 per person

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in Broward County, will present its Fall Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom. The arts celebration will feature special guest speaker Martin Childers, managing director of Island City Stage, an organization creating quality theatrical experiences that focus on the LGBTQ community, but have a heart and soul that is truly universal. Live entertainment will be courtesy of the company’s talented performers.

Martin Childers has served as the managing director of the award-winning Island City Stage since 2016. During his brief tenure, he’s been instrumental in elevating the theatre group’s profile by adding more diverse and entertaining experiences including musicals to recent seasons. He’s sought out new works from local and national playwrights that positively impact the LGBT and general community including “Daniel’s Husband” from playwright Michael McKeever that had its world premiere at Island City Stage before moving to New York City. A former actor, Childers also served as the executive director of one of Kentucky’s longest-running professional theatres, the Jenny Wiley Theatre, for 15 years. Under his leadership, the theatre flourished with increased programming, staff and building expansions.

FAB! Fall Luncheon tickets are $55. To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/FABFallLunch2019. To learn more about FAB! including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

Seventh Annual Salvation Army of Broward County Red Shield ReDesign Bash 10/11/19

Seventh Annual Salvation Army of Broward County Red Shield ReDesign Bash
Friday, 10/11/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $100 general admission; $175 for VIP

The seventh annual Salvation Army of Broward County Red Shield ReDesign Bash, hosted by Jen Herrera of NBC 6’s ” 6 in the Mix,” will take place at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Friday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. It will showcase furniture and home accessories that are transformed into one-of-a-kind art pieces. Event attendees will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite redesigned and repurposed treasures during the evening of food, drinks and fun. Proceeds from the auction and event will support the many shelter, feeding, and case management programs at The Salvation Army of Broward County.

This year’s design host committee is headed up by Bea Pila of B Pila Designs, Alena Capra of Alena Capra Design, Traci Miller of Miller Construction, Janie Micek and John-Paul Micek of Restore 818 Designer Homes and Rony Sarmiento of Havertys Furniture. The 2019 People’s Choice will be determined by those in attendance.

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield ReDesign Bash event sponsors include Havertys Furniture, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Florida South, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, JM Family Enterprises, CA Catering, MSL CPAs & Advisors, AutoNation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Publix Supermarket Charities, Miller Construction Company, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, pwc, The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Family Foundation, Comcast, Gold Coast Magazine, The Media Lab, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Summit Marketing and Choose954.

Tickets for The Salvation Army of Broward County’s seventh annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash are $100 for general admission and $175 for VIP (includes priority seating and a pre-event cocktail reception) and are available at http://bit.ly/RedShieldReDesignBash2019. Admission is free for participating designers.

Pop of Pink Benefit Luncheon 10/1/19

Pop of Pink Benefit Luncheon
Tuesday, 10/01/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
InterContinental at Doral Miami
930 NW 131 Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33182
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Cost: $40

Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale – an affiliate of Susan G. Komen®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization – will host the ninth annual charity luncheon and auction, held in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser 11/14/19

18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser
Thursday, 11/14/2019 – 06:00 pm –
The Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84,
Davie, Florida 33317
Website
Cost: $125 for the first 100 tickets; $150 thereafter; sponsorships available

The annual fundraiser will honor Howard Finkelstein, Broward County Public Defender, for his life-long commitment to ensuring equal access to justice and his career in public service. The evening will feature a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by the program with a seated dinner and live auction.

Proceeds benefit an estimated 20,000 low-income individuals and families annually by enabling Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida to continue to provide free civil legal representation, advice, and education.

Annual sponsors support Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida throughout the year. The 2019 annual sponsors include Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC; Broward County Bar Association; Florida Power & Light; Gunster; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law; Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP; Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow; Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk, Shutts & Bowen LLP; Valley National Bank; Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL.

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale and AutoNation Team Up to Support Breast Cancer Research Funding During October with a Rosé Garden Party 10/19/19

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale and AutoNation Team Up to Support Breast Cancer Research Funding During October with a Rosé Garden Party
Saturday, 10/19/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $15 online from September 2 through October 19, $20 at the door. $10 for additional raffle tickets.

An estimated one in eight U.S. women is expected to develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. While these statistics are alarming, individuals and organizations across the nation continue to do their part to fund vital research seeking a cure. This October, Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is teaming up with AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, to raise awareness for breast cancer as part of a month-long charitable drive, marked by a new signature event, the Rosé Garden Party on Saturday, October 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Galleria Fort Lauderdale location. Proceeds from the ticketed event, which will feature live entertainment, drink specials and raffles, plus sales from specific drinks all month long, will benefit the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.

Throughout the month of October, Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale will donate $2 for every signature pink cocktail and $2 for every glass of Maison Belle Claire Rosé that is sold to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge. The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health area. The DCC’s mission is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida’s only academic-based cancer center – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth — the University of Miami Health System. Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $27.5 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. AutoNation is a proud sponsor of the event.

This month-long effort coincides with AutoNation’s partnership with The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Starting October 1, two gigantic pink reindeer will be prominently displayed throughout the entire month on the exterior of the mall to signify National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A pink themed vehicle will be displayed with the reindeer. This partnership underscores AutoNation’s commitment to driving out cancer. Through its DRV PNK Intiative, the company has raised more than $20 million for cancer research and treatment, placing its iconic pink plates on every vehicle it sells and services from coast to coast.

The month-long fundraiser will be marked by the Rosé Garden Party, a festive soiree featuring signature sips and culinary treats, plus raffles for designer giveaways and spa packages from sought-after brands and premier experiences.

Admission for this ticketed event includes entrance, a glass of Rosé or a signature Pink drink and a raffle ticket. Tickets are available to be purchased online for $15 from September 2 through October 19 at www.rosegardenpartyftl.eventbrite.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door for $20. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each. Fifty percent of proceeds from the pre-sold online tickets and 100% of proceeds from the raffle tickets will be donated to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.

For bottle service and table reservations, please call (954) 529-4605. For more event information, visit https://fortlauderdale.bluemartini.com/ .

The InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball 11/2/19

The InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball
Saturday, 11/02/2019 – 11:00 pm – 03:00 am
The InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball
100 chopin plaza Downtown Miami,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost:

The InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, November 2, 2019 with the most monumental celebration yet!

To Purchase Your Discounted Tickets Please Click On Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intercontinental-miami-make-a-wish-nightclub-2019-tickets-71544061213?discount=AP22

In the last 24 years, the Ball has raised an impressive $26 million, granting more than 5,200 life-changing wishes, becoming one of Miami’s biggest charity and society events of all times.

The Ball’s 25th year will feature Masterpiece as its theme.
Celebrity emcee, actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar returns for the 9th year.
Loosely inspired by hit series Game of Thrones, this spectacular event concept will welcome guests into an epic journey in a fantastical realm of the cultural arts broken down into ten noble houses:

House Queen and House Ziggy Stardust (music); House Valentino and House Westwood (fashion); House Casablanca and House Fellini (film);
House Fosse and House Ailey (dance);
and House Basquiat and House Carvaggio (art).

One house will win the Code of The Oculus.

Let the games begin!

For table purchase, Please PM directly

Imagine Miami Luncheon 11/6/19

Imagine Miami Luncheon
Wednesday, 11/06/2019 – 11/06/2019 11:30 am – 02:00 pm
Estatorio Milos
730 1st Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $150 – $180

On November 6th, join us for Imagine Miami – our luxurious annual luncheon where we honor a community changemaker, and raise funds to empower every Miamian to thrive.

Meet us at 11:30 a.m. for exquisite cocktails, networking, and a wine wall hour sure to impress. Then, at 12:30 p.m., we’ll kick off our program with a delicious lunch from Estatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis, recognized as one of the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants in the world. The beautiful high ceilings with exposed wood beams and walls of wine and books will play backdrop as we honor our keynote speaker and 2019 Community Catalyst Award recipient, Bill Duquette, the new CEO of South Miami Hospital.

Catalyst Miami’s mission is to identify and collectively solve issues adversely affecting low-wealth communities throughout Miami-Dade County. Our programs empower residents to be healthy and financially secure; to recognize their leadership potential; and to become an active voice among local organizations and networks working together, across sectors, to promote community well-being. From guiding residents to access free programs and services, to providing free leadership and advocacy training courses, we are striving toward a Miami where a path to prosperity is accessible to everyone. Learn more at www.catalystmiami.org.

This event is sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Baptist Health South Florida, Northern Trust, BAC Florida Bank, Medina Family Foundation, BankUnited, Cole, Scott & Kissane, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Capital One, Miami Medical Consultants, Kaufman Rossin, Dr. Loretta, and Wells Fargo.

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Eat Your Heart Out Annual Food and Fun-raiser to benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County 10/3/19

Eat Your Heart Out Annual Food and Fun-raiser to benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County
Thursday, 10/03/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $100

Presented by Lago Mar, the “Eat Your Heart Out” event benefitting Heart Gallery of Broward County is returning to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 3, at 6 p.m. With a record breaking nearly 30 participating restaurants, this is Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun” raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction.

Attendees at “Eat Your Heart Out” will be treated to a dazzling array of epicurean bites and refreshing beverages from a variety of popular restaurants including Andy’s Live Fire Grill, Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar and Tapas, Blue Martini, Bob Roth’s Grove, Bravo Peruvian Cuisine, BrownBag Popcorn Co., Canyon, Café Maxx, Café Seville, Café Vico, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Culinary Republic, Fitlife Foods, Godiva Chocolatier, Il Mulino, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Moksha Indian Brasserie, Myapapaya, Ocean 2000, Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen, Riverside Market and Café, Seasons 52, Serafina, Sweeter Days, Tarpon River Brewing, Taverna Opa, The Capital Grille, The Mermaid Bar – Neiman Marcus, and Truluck’s.

A respected roster of celebrity guest servers will spice up the event as they show their support for Heart Gallery and share tasty samples from participating restaurants. Servers include Austin Bergman, Robert Boo, Carolyn Burns, Gale Butler, Traci Cloyd, Mark Corbett, David Diaz, Heiko Dobrikow, Joe Feinberg, Ina Lee, Justin Nepola and Karen Prescod.

A silent auction will include great trips, dining opportunities and exciting experiences. A live art demonstration by artist Yankiel Mompeller will be available, courtesy of ArtBeat Galleries. Also, an exclusive raffle will offer two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue and a two night stay for two at the Westin Grand Hotel NYC with daily breakfast which are $50 per ticket. These can be purchased in advance at blacktie-southflorida.com or at the event. A winner will be announced during the event on October 3 (certain restrictions apply).

Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 6th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.

Tickets are $100 per person and include complimentary valet parking. For tickets, visit blacktie-southflorida.com. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008 or email info@heartgalleryofbroward.org.

Celebrity Designer Gustavo Cadile To Headline 6th Annual Catwalk For Charity 9/22/19

Celebrity Designer Gustavo Cadile To Headline 6th Annual Catwalk For Charity
Sunday, 09/22/2019 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: VIP Cocktail reception tickets are $300. General tickets are $250

Catwalk for Charity, the year’s most anticipated fashion fundraiser in South Florida returns for its sixth consecutive year! This prestigious annual event which boasts more than 400 of top designers, celebrities, tastemakers and philanthropists will take place on Sunday September 22nd, 2019 at the JW Marquis in Miami, FL. The event is hosted by Angels for Humanity, a Florida-based nonprofit organization, and benefits impoverished children in Haiti without access to quality education, medical, dental and vision care. This year’s Fashion Show will feature Go-To Celebrity Designer Gustavo Cadile, personal designer to celebrities including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eva Longoria, Reese Witherspoon, Garcelle Beauvais and Kim Kardashian. Returning hosts will be Three-Time Emmy Award Winning News Anchor, Calvin Hughes and Celebrity Actress and Producer Garcelle Beauvais. The Fashion Show Fundraiser will commence with a half-hour exclusive Red Carpet VIP reception, which will provide first access to the highly anticipated silent auction and cocktails portion of the event, as well as front row seats at the fashion show.

Heroes of the City 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend: Over The Edge 10/19/2019

Heroes of the City 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend: Over The Edge
Saturday, 10/19/2019 – 08:00 am – 03:00 pm
JW Marriott Marquis Miami Downtown
255 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33131
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“Over The Edge” is an opportunity for a participant to change the lives of children and families in Liberty City by rappelling down the side of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami Downtown. The participant will rappel from the 19th floor of the JW Marriott all the way to the heroes welcome at the ground level. A Go Pro options will be available to record your once in a lifetime adventure. It is going down on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8 AM – 3 PM.

Heroes of the City 10th Anniversary Extravaganza & Benefit Concert 10/20/2019

Heroes of the City 10th Anniversary Extravaganza & Benefit Concert
Sunday, 10/20/2019 – 05:30 pm – 09:00 pm
JW Mariott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami,, Florida 33131
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The MCI 10th Anniversary ‘Heroes of the City ’ Extravaganza is a night of fantasy and fun, while recognizing pillars of our community. Some of the areas of recognition will be philanthropy, community service, education, performing arts, and other vital areas. The event will be a pleasurable mix of community recognition, visual fantasy, networking opportunities including a live benefit concert taking place on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

WBHI B-Fore-Pink Breast Cancer Golf Tournament 10/4/19

WBHI B-Fore-Pink Breast Cancer Golf Tournament
Friday, 10/04/2019 – 10:30 am – 06:30 pm
Shula's Golf Club
7601 Miami Lakes Drive,
Hialeah, Florida 33014
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Cost: Golf Tournament: USD 250.0, Putting Around : USD 75.0

Benefiting The Women’s Breast and Heart Initiative, funds raised through this event will help save and change lives by ensuring that at-risk women in our community receive breast health education at their homes and mammograms in their neighborhoods for prevention and early detection.

Women who Rock Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert 9/21/19

Women who Rock Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Zen Mystery
56 N Federal Hwy,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
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Cost: Free

A musical benefit to help our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas!

7 PM Sharp! Wine & Appetizer reception.
*Proceeds to go to ‘Third Wave Volunteers’ who are one of the first responders already in the region​

Music Lineup:
7:30 Lisanne Cattoretti and Jackie Diamond
8:00 Karen Feldner
8:45 Wagner, Hand and Pflug
9:30 Mandy Mary Lane
10:20 The Velvet Curtains

Bring medical supplies or food items on this day, see listing of needs inside our FB event link, or donate to the link (inside) every little bit helps!
#BahamasStrong #ThirdWaveVolunteers

“Craft Your Look” Inaugural Gala Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Goodwill South Florida 11/16/19

“Craft Your Look” Inaugural Gala Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Goodwill South Florida
Saturday, 11/16/2019 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Sponsorships starting at $10,000

In celebration of our 60th Anniversary, Goodwill South Florida will host its inaugural fundraising gala, “Craft Your Look” – an evening of Good Music, Good Fashion and Goodwill. Approximately 600 guests will feel like they stepped into a designer’s studio, filled with color, whimsy and creativity.
Enjoy Good Music, by the “Spirit of Goodwill”, an unforgettable unique band. Enjoy Good Fashion, with a dynamic fashion show featuring “Styled Looks” by Miami’s very own fashion designer, Rene Ruiz and “Upcycled/Repurposed Styles” by Miami Fashion Institute students using pieces from our Goodwill stores highlighting the benefits of responsible and repurposed fashion. Enjoy Goodwill, with a silent auction, dinner and dancing. All proceeds to benefit people with disabilities and other barriers to work.

FH Awareness Day Reception & Panel Discussion 9/24/19

FH Awareness Day Reception & Panel Discussion
Tuesday, 09/24/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
9703 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33154
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Cost: $100

Established in 2012 by the FH Foundation, FH Awareness Day is recognized globally. 90% of people with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are undiagnosed, leaving millions at risk for premature heart disease.

Join us in Miami, Florida on September 24th to commemorate FH Awareness Day in memory of Ryan Patrick Carrigan. With your help, we can empower a community of people impacted by FH, as well as clinicians and scientists, to advance research and understanding of FH.

Help strike out heart disease before it is too late.

Schedule of Events
7:00 pm – Cocktail Reception
8:00 pm – Keynote & Panel Discussion featuring Seth J. Baum, MD, South Florida’s leading lipid specialist
8:30 pm – FH Awareness Day Proclamation for the State of Florida

Fashion Strikes Cancer 10/25/19

Fashion Strikes Cancer
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Moore Building
191 NE 40th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Miami Design District is proud to host the fourth annual Fashion Strikes Cancer benefit to support breast cancer research. Founded and hosted by fashion visionary, stylist and breast cancer survivor, Angeles Almuna, the event was created to commemorate her battle with cancer and to give hope to all those who are suffering, suffered, or have lost a loved one to cancer. This year’s ticketed event will honor Breast Cancer Research Foundation Co-Chair Kinga Lampert.

Kinga studied in Paris where she graduated from the University Paris X Nanterre with a Master’s in Business Law and moved to the United States to work as a corporate attorney at the law firm Dechert Price and Rhoads in New York. Today, Kinga dedicates a great amount of her time to her philanthropies that range from the arts to health with a heavy focus on breast cancer research as the cause is dear to her heart. In 2012, Kinga moved to Miami and joined the Board of Governors of the Sylvester Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Kinga Lampert serves on the Board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and has also supported the Breast Cancer Alliance, the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Delete Blood Cancer and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S., is dedicated to ending breast cancer by funding investigators who have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survival.

Guests in attendance will get the chance to learn more about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation as well as enjoy a performance by Manu Manzo and entertainment from DJ Michelle Leshem.

Night At The Market: Top Chefs Unite To Support Parkinson’s Foundation Food Network Star Aarón Sánchez And Other Nationally-renowned Chefs Honor Legendary Mexican Chef Zarela Martinez And Terranova Corporation President Mindy McIlroy 10/23/19

Night At The Market: Top Chefs Unite To Support Parkinson’s Foundation Food Network Star Aarón Sánchez And Other Nationally-renowned Chefs Honor Legendary Mexican Chef Zarela Martinez And Terranova Corporation President Mindy McIlroy
Wednesday, 10/23/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 am
The Lincoln Eatery
723 Lincoln Ln N,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Miami, Florida (September 9, 2019) – Parkinson’s Foundation is jump-starting Miami’s social season with a star-studded culinary fundraiser on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Taking place at The Lincoln Eatery in Miami Beach, the tasting event will feature gourmet cuisine and libations crafted by some of the nation’s top chefs as they unite to raise funds to invest in research to help the one million Americans living with Parkinson’s. Net proceeds support the cause to bring together the top medical professionals and researchers to dramatically change the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.

Led by Honorary Chair Aarón Sánchez, and Co-Chairs Alison Herman and John Kozyak, the event will take place from 7PM to 11PM. The Foundation has chosen to honor two exemplary women living with Parkinson’s. Zarela Martinez is a chef/restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality, who is credited with bringing authentic Mexican cuisine to the United States. Martinez, a 2003 James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame honoree was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2004 and has been an outstanding example of living well with the disease ever since. Mindy McIlroy, president of South Florida commercial real estate powerhouse Terranova Corporation received her diagnosis in 2015. A member of the Parkinson’s Foundation’s national board, McIlroy has personally raised half a million dollars for the cause while her firm Terranova has showed their support, bringing in an additional million dollars. McIlroy’s passion for travel and all things culinary led to the development of The Lincoln Eatery; the new Miami Beach food hall which will host the event.

Night at the Market will take guests on a unique culinary adventure where they will be able to stroll and indulge in specialty food and drinks created by local and national celebrity chefs and mixologists. Tickets are available at Parkinson.org/market and are priced at $250 per guest; VIP tickets at $500 per guest provide access to exclusive VIP areas, gift bags and meet & greets with the talent. Music will be provided by Private Property Band and DJ Danny Stern and opportunities will be available for bidding in a silent auction.

Participating chefs are among the nation’s most acclaimed including Food Network star Aarón Sánchez; along with Stephan Pyles, James Tahhan, Sue Torres, John Mooney, and Miami-based Michael Schwartz. Desserts will be provided by The Lincoln Eatery’s Chill-N, Manhattan Paletas and XO Espresso Bar.

Parkinson’s Foundation has also garnered significant support from the community – sponsors to date include Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Terranova, The Lincoln Eatery, City National Bank, Southeastern. Event co-chairs from the Miami community are two members of the Parkinson’s Foundation board of directors: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits senior counsel Alison P. Herman, Esq., attorney John W. Kozyak, Esq., founding partner of Kozyak, Tropin and Throckmorton.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Annual ‘All that Jazz at Joe’s’ Fundraiser 10/27/19

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Annual ‘All that Jazz at Joe’s’ Fundraiser
Sunday, 10/27/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: Individual seating tickets: Garden Room: $275; Individual Dining Room: $300; Main Dining Room: $375

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami will host its annual “All That Jazz at Joe’s” fundraiser on Sunday, October 27, at Joe’s Stone Crab. Attendees will enjoy a Roaring 20’s themed brunch, stone crabs and free-flowing champagne – while supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Annual ‘All that Jazz at Joe’s’ Fundraiser 10/27/19

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Annual ‘All that Jazz at Joe’s’ Fundraiser
Sunday, 10/27/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: Individual seating tickets: Garden Room: $275; Individual Dining Room: $300; Main Dining Room: $375

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami will host its annual “All That Jazz at Joe’s” fundraiser on Sunday, October 27, at Joe’s Stone Crab. Attendees will enjoy a Roaring 20’s themed brunch, stone crabs and free-flowing champagne – while supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Cuban American Bar Association Presents its 15th Annual “Art in the Tropics: Uncorked” Gathering 9/28/19

Cuban American Bar Association Presents its 15th Annual “Art in the Tropics: Uncorked” Gathering
Saturday, 09/28/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $95

The Cuban American Bar Association will host its 15th annual “Art in the Tropics: Uncorked” event Saturday, September 28. This year the gathering is sponsored by Spiritus Law and moves to The Jewel Box at the National YoungArts Foundation. Leading attorneys, judges, government officials, and business and civic leaders will be on hand for the event, the second largest of CABA’s annual fundraisers. Proceeds go towards CABA’s Pro Bono Project, which provides free legal services to the indigent community in Miami-Dade County. Guests will enjoy music, wine, spirits, beer and cuisine by local restaurants and cultural luminaries.

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host 3rd Annual Luncheon 10/4/19

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host 3rd Annual Luncheon
Friday, 10/04/2019 – 10/04/2019 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
3300 SW 27th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: $125

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc. proudly announces its 3rd Annual Luncheon to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. You’re invited you to come and celebrate the organization’s efforts in delivering programs and services that promote positive youth development as well as strengthen and support families in need.

Please join Miami Bridge for an unforgettable reception. This year’s theme is “Love Builds Bridges Where There Are None.” Enjoy a delicious lunch and special performances by some of the Bridge’s talented youth along with supporters such as artist and VH1 Love & Hip Hop Miami TV personality, Malik Williams and singer, songwriter and producer, Brent Love.

Feed the Need Brunch 9/15/19

Feed the Need Brunch
Sunday, 09/15/2019 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Eden Regal Ballroom & Catering
1400 N. 46th Avenue,
Hollywood, Florida 33021
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Cost: $150

Join the fight against hunger! Goodman JFS will host their third annual Feed the Need brunch benefiting The Cupboard, providing kosher food to help alleviate hunger in the Jewish Community in Broward. A kosher brunch prepared and served by Eden Regal Ballroom & Catering will be served. The Cupboard is supported entirely by donations from the community. Kosher food is obtained from a partnership with Feeding South Florida, community food drives, and retail store donations.

For event inquiry/information please call Yolande, Event Manager at 954-909-0835.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception and Pop of Pink Kick Off 9/11/19

Art Exhibit Opening Reception and Pop of Pink Kick Off
Wednesday, 09/11/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 Northwest 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
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Cost: Minimum $10 donation suggested

The InterContinental at Doral Miami will host an Art Exhibit Opening Reception & Pop of Pink Campaign Kick Off. Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Meet the artists who will be creating works for the Pop of Pink Benefit Luncheon. Includes two complimentary drinks. Register at the door. RSVP: NMG Consulting at nmgteam@nmgconsulting.com or 305-470-4680.

Bahamian Rhapsody Hurrican Relief Drive at The Sylvester 9/5/19

Bahamian Rhapsody Hurrican Relief Drive at The Sylvester
Thursday, 09/05/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Sylvester
3456 N. Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33141
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Cost: donation

Please join us to raise money and supplies to aid in the Bahamas Disaster Relief due to Hurricane Dorian. You’re invited to sing karaoke and unite together for the Bahamas! Hosted by The Jameson Guy and the All Day Foundation.

Brock Pierce and Carole Crist Rebuild Puerto Rico 12/5/19

Brock Pierce and Carole Crist Rebuild Puerto Rico
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
3201 Collins Avenue,
Faena District, Florida 33140
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Cost: $1000

During this year’s Art Basel Miami, join us for REBUILD PUERTO RICO, a special VIP gala to raise funds to benefit non-profit organizations committed to helping the people of Puerto Rico. The Integro Foundation strives to improve the environmental, social, and economic health of the communities in Puerto Rico through public education and engagement.

To donate, purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Candice Wiemer at Candice@CLCGlobalAdvisors.com
(305) 467-3432

For media inquiries, please contact R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations at Michael@RCouriHayCPR.com

Second Chance Soiree 9/26/19

Second Chance Soiree
Thursday, 09/26/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $150.00

LEAP Celebrates 10 Years of Second Chances for Incarcerated Women!

NPR’s James Judd to Emcee the fundraising and awareness-building event, with musical performances by Jazz Singers Leesa Richards and Brenda Alford.

LEAP (Ladies Empowerment and Action Program), the only reentry program in Miami-Dade County dedicated exclusively to women transitioning from prison, hosts the Second Chance Soiree on Sept. 26, 2019, from 6-10 p.m. at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. The festive event, which marks the 10th anniversary for LEAP, will draw attention to the serious plight of formerly incarcerated women reintegrating into society through songs and stories of compassion. Tickets are available now, and the event is open to the public.

During the event, sponsors and guests will also enjoy a cocktail reception, elegant hors d’ oeuvres, mixed media installation, and participate in a silent auction. All proceeds and donations from the Second Chance Soiree go towards LEAP’s in-prison education programming, post-release support services, and community engagement and advocacy efforts.

LEAP is distinctive, and its transformative services favorably impact communities. Women regain their footing through the organization’s entrepreneurship, employability, life skills, and trauma-informed substance abuse classes. Its secular programming allows for total diversity and inclusivity among all faiths. Since launching in 2009, LEAP has been successful in breaking the cycle of recidivism — less than five percent of LEAP graduates return to prison, in comparison with the national average in excess of 50 percent. Lowering recidivism rates translates into significant taxpayer savings, while creating safer and more stable neighborhoods.

Moksha Indian Brasserie Dine and Give Night with Leadership Broward Foundation 9/24/19

Moksha Indian Brasserie Dine and Give Night with Leadership Broward Foundation
Tuesday, 09/24/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moksha Indian Brasserie
2823 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
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Moksha Indian Brasserie, a new Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, is excited to host three “Dine & Give” benefit nights as a part of its grand opening celebrations. Donating 40 percent of dining proceeds, Moksha will support Leadership Broward Foundation, Slow Burn Theatre Company and Stonewall National Museum & Archives.

The first Dine & Give event will benefit the county’s premier leadership organization, Leadership Broward. For the past 38 years, Leadership Broward has developed and inspired individuals to serve the Broward County community by helping them expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change.

“We’re excited to present this three-part series of Dine & Give as a great way to celebrate our opening and support the local community,” said Rish Karam, owner of Moksha Indian Brasserie. “It is our pleasure to benefit these three organizations while opening our doors to offer a memorable dining experience.”

The series continues with Dine & Give nights on October 15 (Slow Burn Theatre Company) and October 24 (Stonewall National Museum & Archives) for more opportunities to enjoy Moksha’s progressive menu featuring close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists.

Moksha Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. Reservations for Moksha Indian Brasserie can be made by calling (954) 314-7349 or by visiting opentable.com.

Chapman Partnership’s Illuminations Gala 10/26/19

Chapman Partnership’s Illuminations Gala
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 10/27/2019 07:00 pm – 01:00 am
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Chapman Partnership will be celebrating its annual Illuminations Gala with an evening of dining, dancing, and entertainment honoring the donors and volunteers whose work is a shining light to the 5,000 men, women, and children who Chapman Partnership serves annually.

The 2019 Illuminations Gala will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the JW Marriott Marquis. The event will provide guests with an exciting evening, produced by WOW MKTG, honoring the men and women whose support helps further Chapman Partnership’s mission every day. Local 10 News’ Laurie Jennings will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

This year’s Gala event chairs, Heide and Jose “Pepe” Dans, alongside a dedicated gala committee made up of some of Miami’s most influential community ambassadors, have come together to create an unforgettable evening celebrating the dedicated volunteers and donors.

At this year’s gala, Chapman Partnership will present the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award to Sherrill Hudson, a leader who demonstrates the same outstanding humanitarian initiative and compassion for others, as Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. did. Hudson has been Executive Chairman of the TECO Energy board of directors for nearly a decade, after serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale Presents First-Ever Mom’s Night Out 9/18/19

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale Presents First-Ever Mom’s Night Out on September 18
Wednesday, 09/18/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

South Florida moms take notice – Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is hosting its first-ever Mom’s Night Out on Wednesday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. The highly-anticipated free event aims to celebrate moms and give them a chance to let their hair down during a special evening featuring live musical entertainment, giveaways, drink specials and more. Raffle proceeds will benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

“Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is excited to welcome local moms and give them a much deserved break during our first Mom’s Night Out,” said said Kelly Kayce, events manager at Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale. “This is a thank you for all that moms do plus a chance to give back to the community in support of Heart Gallery of Broward County, which supports some of the most vulnerable in need of loving homes.”

Attendees can expect to let loose on the dance floor as they sip signature drinks and indulge in delicious culinary offerings. Live entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., while giveaways and half off drink specials for ladies are to be expected all night.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP in advance for this special event and take advantage of several offers, which include a complimentary cocktail with a single RSVP, or RSVP with two or more friends and receive a complimentary cocktail and one flatbread to share. To RSVP, visit www.momsnightoutblueftl.com. Raffle tickets will be available for $5 each.

For bottle service and table reservations, please call (954) 529-4605. For more event information, visit www.momsnightoutblueftl.com.

2nd Annual South Florida Food Insecurity Summit 9/12/19


2nd Annual South Florida Food Insecurity Summit
Thursday, 09/12/2019 – 08:30 am – 12:00 pm
Signature Grand
6900 FL-84,
Davie, Florida 33317
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Cost: Free

Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, will host its 2nd annual Food Insecurity Summit, in partnership with Humana. The purpose of the summit is to convene community stakeholders around the issue of food insecurity in South Florida, the impact it has on the economy and health, and develop mutually-agreed upon next steps and solutions toward increasing food access.

Participants will discuss food access and define this conversation to the community at large. They will cover four tracks of food rescue: municipality/policy, technology/innovation, corporate/retailers and health/hunger. Other topics addressed will be government and policy actions, retail/corporate involvement, agricultural involvement, health care, institutional settings and charitable response.

In addition, participants will learn about South Florida food insecurity landscape and increasing food access for all. Feeding South Florida representatives will share data on the need in the South Florida community, challenges and solutions toward ending hunger in South Florida.

Feeding America®’s nationwide initiative, Hunger Action Month (HAM) is when people stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis, and for people to dedicate themselves to finding a solution. Throughout the month, Feeding South Florida will offer a range of events and activities to encourage South Florida residents to get involved in hunger relief efforts.

Free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit feedingsouthflorida.eventbrite.com

The Traveling Plate Dinner at Tradewinds Park 9/17/19

The Traveling Plate Dinner at Tradewinds Park
Tuesday, 09/17/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tradewinds Park – Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida
3600 W. Sample Road,
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
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Cost: 85

Join us Tuesday, September 17, at 7pm, at Tradewinds Park for an intimate dinner featuring Chef Michael Cavanaugh alongside students from Arc Educates.

Arc Broward is excited to announce the return of their pop up supper club with a purpose, the Traveling Plate. The Traveling Plate gives students of Arc Culinary the opportunity to work with local chefs. All the revenue generated through Arc Culinary directly supports the culinary institute’s job placement program, helping students with disabilities and other life challenges transform their lives and build new futures.

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert 11/2/19

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert
Saturday, 11/02/2019 – 11/03/2019 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
University of Miami's Watsco Center
1245 Dauer Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: $125-$150

An epic celebration of mentorship through the arts! Join Guitars Over Guns on November 2nd, 2019 for the 6th Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at the University of Miami Watsco Center.

Guests will enjoy incredible performances from Guitars Over Guns mentors, alumni and special guests, not to mention a delicious selection of fully catered eats and beverages and an unbelievable silent auction featuring 5-star trips, experiences, fine art and so much more.

This event celebrates Guitars Over Guns’ 11 years of of making music and changing lives. Cuts in funding for the arts and after-school programs mean our students have fewer opportunities than ever, and as the news reports of youth violence continue to pour in, we are reminded all too often that this type of work has never been more important.

Purchase a ticket or become a sponsor, and be part of a movement that empowers deserving youth in our community to create, succeed and thrive!

Guitars Over Guns is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Miami and Chicago, offering students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship to help them overcome hardship, find their voice and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Learn more about Guitars Over Guns at www.guitarsoverguns.org.

Tickets: $125 Early Bird price, $150 starting October 11th

Feeding South Florida® Annual Hunger Action Month 24-Hour Sort-a-Thon 9/6/19

Feeding South Florida® Annual Hunger Action Month 24-Hour Sort-a-Thon
Friday, 09/06/2019 – 09/07/2019 04:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Feeding South Florida Main Warehouse
2501 SW 32 Terrace,
Pembroke Park, Florida 33023
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Cost: There is no cost to participate, but registration is required

As part of Hunger Action Month, Feeding America®’s nationwide initiative, Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, is hosting its annual 24-hour Sort-a-Thon at its main warehouse. Volunteers — 100 maximum per shift — will sort donated food during eight shifts. Individuals and groups are welcome.

Although Feeding South Florida has year-round volunteer opportunities, its annual Hunger Action Month 24-Hour Sort-a-Thon is a fun way to be a hands-on hunger awareness advocate. It allows participants to be a part of the camaraderie and excitement of sorting thousands of pounds of food for those struggling with food insecurity.

Hunger Action Month is when people take action to help end hunger in their communities. Throughout the month, Feeding South Florida will present a variety of events and activities to encourage South Florida residents to get involved in hunger relief efforts.

To register to volunteer, visit volunteer.feedingsouthflorida.org. Be sure to register early, as Sort-A-Thons are popular times to volunteer. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Note: No children under the age of 12 (except for the kids shift, which is age 6+) ― all children must be accompanied by an adult.

JohnMartin’s 30 Year Anniversary Golf Tournament 9/20/19

JohnMartin’s 30 Year Anniversary Golf Tournament
Friday, 09/20/2019 – 07:30 am – 04:00 pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Eventbrite
Cost: $150

The tournament will be a two-man best ball format. Entry fee is $150 per person and includes coffee, danish, golf, awards luncheon, two-hour open bar, prizes to be awarded by Dave Barry, humor columnist and author.

For any questions please email jmgolf2019@gmail.com

The Tank Brewing Co. Third Annual South Florida Craft Beer Run 9/14/19

The Tank Brewing Co. Third Annual South Florida Craft Beer Run
Saturday, 09/14/2019 – 09/14/2019 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Tank Brewing Co.
5100 NW 72nd Ave A-1,
Miami, Florida 33166
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Cost: $30-$40

The Tank Brewing Company, Miami’s leading-edge craft beer brewery, has teamed up with We Run Miami to host their 3rd annual South Florida Craft Beer Run on September 14, starting at 6:00 p.m. Registration is open to all, including runners and beer lovers of all kinds. Runner registration will be open until the start gun is fired on the day of the event. Below, please find the registration pricing tiers and a link to the online registration portal:

Tier 1: July 29-August 31: $30
Tier 2: September 1-September 13: $35
Tier 3: September 14: $40

Online Registration Portal

Break out your trainers and get back into running shape. The Craft Beer 5K will depart from The Tank Brewing Co. weaving through Airport West, and at the finish line, celebrate with a cold brew for all of your hard work. You deserve it!
Proceeds of The Run will benefit two South Florida-based nonprofit organizations:
Easterseals South Florida, a center dedicated to education, outreach, and advocacy for people living with autism and other disabilities, and The WOW Center, an Adult Day Training center that supports and serves hundreds of adults with developmental disabilities from all over Miami-Dade.

Post-race, hang out with runners and supporters at the Craft Beer Festival with Miami’s top local breweries who will be offering beer samples, food by-the-bite, live music, and games. Participating breweries include The Tank Brewing Company, MIA Beer Company, Funky Buddha Brewery, J. Wakefield Brewing, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Concrete Beach Brewery, Wynwood Brewing, 26 Degree Brewing Company, Miami Brewing Company, Lauder Ale, Veza Sur Brewing Company, Bousa Brewing, Lincoln’s Beard Brewery, Swamp Head Brewery, Beat Culture, Odd Breed, Old Deck Brewing, Tripping Animals, Unseen Creatures, and Cigar City Brewing Company.

The third annual South Florida Craft Beer Run is sponsored by Ocean Mazda, Professional Bank, Altadis, MBF Healthcare, Imperial Freight Brokers, TD Bank, Plasencia Cigars, and Windhaven.