Eve Ensler with One Billion Rising Revolution Miami at YoungArts 9/26/14

Eve Ensler with One Billion Rising Revolution Miami at YoungArts
Friday, 09/26/2014 – 04:30 pm – 08:00 pm
logoNational YoungArts Foundation Campus
2100 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $100.00


Eve Ensler, theTony Award winning playwright, activist and author of the theatrical phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, is coming to Miami to celebrate the launch of Drum! Dance! Rise!, One Billion Rising’s 2015 campaign; a call to action to end violence against women and girls in our lifetimes.

1. Eve will lead an interactive panel and audience discussion on how to create revolutionary change in our community, now! Eve will be joined by Fran Katz of The Women’s Fund and Ivon Mesa of Miami-Dade County’s Coordinated Victims Assistance Center, as well as representatives from some 30 local organizations, including Kateriina Rosenblatt from There Is Hope For Me, Casa Valentina, Stop The Sale Of Our Children For Sex, Lotus House, Girl Power, AGAPE, and many more. Space is extremely limited; check in at 4:30pm. RSVP and arrival by 4:50pm required; after that time, your seat may be given to guests on the waiting list. Refreshments sponsored by illy Caffe and Lyon + Lyon.

2. Donor Reception, sponsored by Francis Ford Coppola Winery will follow at 6:30pm in the YoungArts Gallery. Minimum donation is $100.00. All funds will remain in our community, supporting One Billion Rising Miami Revolution 2015.

We thank guests of both events for joining us and RISING together with like-minded citizens across the globe. Drum! Dance! Rise!

The R.E.D. Show at F.A.T. Village’s Art Walk 9/27/14

The R.E.D. Show at F.A.T. Village’s Art Walk
Saturday, 09/27/2014 – 07:00 pm – 01:00 am
10609371_695119327204243_180087953_nC&I Studios
C&I Studios 541 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301,
541 NW 1st Ave, Florida 33065
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Cost: Free

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness month. In honor of those who struggle with the affects of Sickle Cell Disease the Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group (SCNWG) in association with C&I Studios is proud to present “The R.E.D. Show”. This event is in honor of Sickle Cell awareness, those living with or caring for someone with SCD as well as those who have passed away due to Sickle Cell Anemia. The R.E.D. Show is a celebration of life and natural wellness. This year marks the third annual fundraiser presented by SCNWG to promote education, healthy living, social awareness and charitable donations for those impacted by Sickle Cell Anemia.

The R.E.D show will be hosted by C&I Studios, on Saturday, September 27th from 7:00pm-1:00am; located in Fat Village home to Ft. Lauderdale’s booming Art Walk. More than 1,000 patrons come out the enjoy the arts and festivities.

Highlights of the night: Art show opening and cocktail hour at 7pm. With an opening of poetry by Renda Writer and Victoria Jasmine Vance. The fashion show at 9pm will include designs by; GVB & MKDesigns, Katrina’s Caribbean Creations, EvaMichelle Designs, KDG Designs, and Accessories by Stephanie Zapata & Cosmic Reality Shungite Store. (Colors represented: Red, Green, Blue)

Live Music By, Montage & Pocket Full Of Lollipops

Spinning through the night DJ Tonx & DJ Claude

Acclaimed Contemporary Abstract Expressionist, Victor-Hugo Vaca Jr to premiere his most recently completed work of art entitled, “The Hypocrisy of Philanthropy” for sale to benefit The Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group The R.E.D. Show will be filled with exclusive live art for sale, poetry, DJ performances, fashion, wellness awareness, food, drinks, live musical performances, and and food trucks. With vendors of all kinds, keep a look out for giveaways, raffles, massage therapy and much more! We are still accepting sponsors, volunteers, and vendors.

Louie Diamondz
Monica Hernandez
Gregory Dirr
Rolby Perez
Autumn Swift
Chase Vreeland
Shane Watt
Devon Saccomanno
Hadar Pitchman
Renda Writer
Sable Macon
Omar Malcom
Jamaal The Visualist
Kelcie Mquaid
Stefanie Caro
Fancis Marquez
Maverick Victor-Hugo

Special Thanks To:
C&I Studios
Thought Coalition
Healing Blends
Jennifer Ashley
Niether Zine
Katrina’s Caribbean Creations
Global Village Brand & MK Designs
EvaMichelle Designs
KDG Designs
Whole Foods Coral Springs
Orrington Jewelers
Silk Sensations Floral Arrangements
& Many More

I AM + HERO 10/25/14

Saturday, 10/25/2014 – 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
antiWynwood Warehouse Project
450 NW 27th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $10 – Guest ; $75 – VIP Guest & Photo shoot Participant

Strike-A-Pose, Liberate A Life

I AM + HERO at Wynwood Warehouse Project, an eclectic and contemporary art space, located at 450 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127. This interactive event is a continuation of our newest social awareness campaign entitled “SAVESEX”.

We are opening our 2015 advertising campaign of the, I AM + HERO initiative to the general public. Join us in our first ever community based photo shoot. Join the League of Heroes by coming out and enjoying great music, fashion, food and fun as we “Strike-a-Pose”, to liberate a life.

We will be donating 20% of the proceeds from the day’s event to Life of Freedom Center.

An Evening of Celebration to benefit World AIDS Museum and Educational Center 12/2/14

An Evening of Celebration to benefit World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
Tuesday, 12/02/2014 – 06:00 pm –
WAM_Logo_LowResBroward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: $40-150 (based upon seat selection)

The celebration kick-off with a VIP cocktail reception in the new, waterfront Huizenga Pavilion at the Broward Center. More than 50 healthcare professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping those with HIV / AIDS will be honored. The highlight of the evening will be a concert at the Amaturo Theater by the renowned 60-piece South Florida Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from An Evening of Celebration will benefit the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center.

United Way Young Leaders First-ever Interactive Brunch 9/20/14

United Way Young Leaders First-ever Interactive Brunch
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, 11 am – 2 pm
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
$75 for Young Leader (maximum 2 tickets per Young Leader at $75 each)
$100 general public
Tables of 8 available
Purchase Tickets Online

On Saturday, Sept. 20, United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders will host an interactive cooking and eating experience, “Build Your Own Brunch” B.Y.O.B., modeled after VeritageMiami’s wildly popular Interactive Dinner. Guests will spend the afternoon preparing a three-course brunch, under the tutelage of some of Miami’s most innovative chefs, Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Antonio Bachour of St. Regis Bal Harbour and Makoto Okuwa of Makoto. Aside from the food, Titos Vodka cocktails will be available, and for all the beer aficionados, Wynwood Brewing Company will have the best fit brew on tap.

While the chefs will lead guests through each course on stage, attendees can look for guidance from Johnson & Wales culinary students that will serve as sous chefs and sommeliers. All proceeds benefit United Way of Miami-Dade.

Timon Balloo, executive chef, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, and has been recognized by the university as a Distinguished Visiting Chef and a repeat recipient of the Zest awards. In 2009, Balloo opened Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, which is part of the Samba Brand Management. Sugarcane captures the essence of kicking back and eating well. It has received numerous awards, most notably a nomination for “Best New Restaurant” by the James Beard Foundation.

Antonio Bachour, executive pastry chef, St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, where he creates desserts for the restaurants Atlantico and J&G Grill, and also for the hotel events. Bachour, a graduate of Johnson & Wales, honed his trade as a pastry cook at Sand Hotel and Casino and Westin Rio Mar, before moving on to the Ritz-Carlton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2001, Bachour returned to Miami as the pastry chef at Talula, and also tried his hand at Italian delicacies at both Devito South Beach and Scarpetta in New York and Miami. In 2009, Bachour was helped open the W South Beach Hotel. Shortly after, he took over responsibility for all pastries for The Trump Soho hotel and its restaurants. Dessert Professional Magazine selected Bachour as one of its “Top 10 Pastry Chefs” for 2011. Currently, Bachour

Makoto Okuwa of Makoto in Bal Harbour Shops, spent 10 years of culinary training in Japan, and then moved to Washington DC to work closely with Chef Morimoto. He was soon asked to assume the Head Sushi Chef role at Chef Morimoto’s first American restaurant, in partnership with restaurateur Stephen Starr, and then later opened Morimoto NY. In 2007, Makoto opened his own restaurant, Sashi Sushi + Sake in Manhattan Beach, California, where he remains a partner. In 2011, he partnered with Starr again to open Makoto in Bal Harbour Shops. Makoto was recognized by the James Beard Foundation for outstanding contribution. He has appeared several times on “Iron Chef America” alongside his mentor Iron Chef Morimoto.

Strength: The 3rd Annual Art Show and Auction 10/11/14

Strength: The 3rd Annual Art Show and Auction
Sunday, 10/11/2014 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2014-09-12-at-11The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: $5+

Breast cancer is manageable and preventable. The key is early detection. However, studies have shown that minority women in Miami-Dade are less likely to seek preventative breast health care.

The Mammography Art Initiative (MAI) was established at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU in 2011 to address the need for better access to affordable breast health services and breast health education for underserved women in Miami. Through the fundraising efforts of the previous two years’ art shows, we have been able to raise over $50,000 in funds and services to sponsor mammograms and follow up care for hundreds of women all over Miami-Dade County.

The MAI has been inundated with support from local artist and the healthcare community. We are continually expanding our program and hope to close this health disparity gap in the near future.

Voices For Children To Host ‘STRIKE Out Child Abuse’ Bowling Tournament 9/17/14

Voices For Children To Host ‘STRIKE Out Child Abuse’ Bowling Tournament
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
VFC_logo_PMSSplitsville Lanes at Sunset Place
5701 Sunset Drive,
Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Bowling team (8 players): $400 Individual bowlers: $50

Voices For Children Foundation Inc. will serve as host to its “Strike Out Child Abuse” bowling tournament presented by Mercantil Commercebank with the goal of raising money for the benefit of foster children in Miami-Dade County. This event is open to all members of the public.


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