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
RSVP / Register
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.

LEAP to Host Style Yourself Confident at Dragonfly Thrift Boutique 9/2/19

LEAP to Host Style Yourself Confident at Dragonfly Thrift Boutique
Monday, 09/02/2019 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Dragonfly Thrift Boutique
3141 SW 8th St,
MIAMI, Florida 33135
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Cost: Free

In honor of Self Improvement Month (September), the LEAP organization invites women of all ages to get style tips from fashion pro Bianca Gabay.

The Style Yourself Confident event takes place at Miami New Times’ favorite thrift shop: Dragonfly Boutique. Professional fashion stylist and influencer, Bianca Gabay, will join guests as she offers wardrobe styling hacks and helps style personalized outfits that empower and build confidence. Guests will also have the opportunity to win beauty-related raffle prizes as they enjoy a day of shopping and champagne.

The Dragonfly Thrift Boutique is an initiative of LEAP, one of the only nonprofit agencies in Florida dedicated to helping women transitioning from prison to have access to rehabilitation programming. All the proceeds from the boutique sales support LEAP’s mission in helping these women transcend their past and get back on their feet through housing, education, and employment.

Pink Walk 9/29/19

Pink Walk
Sunday, 09/29/2019 – 07:00 am – 11:00 am
Aventura Mall
19501 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida 33180
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Cost: $25

Local nonprofit organization The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative is partnering once again with Aventura Mall to hold its third annual “Pink Walk.” This year’s event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29 in Aventura Mall’s Center Court. Participants can enjoy either the two-mile Pink Walk or the new Stroller Stroll, which was created with parents of young children in mind. The walk will remain on the same floor of the mall throughout its duration.

The event begins at 7 a.m. Equinox will lead participants in a warm-up.

Founded by Andrea Ivory, a local breast cancer survivor, The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative mobilizes volunteers and resources in a door-to-door approach to provide at-risk women with the education, prevention strategies, screenings and treatments necessary to fight breast cancer and heart disease.

Click here to register: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Miami/ThePinkWalk

SuViche Fort Lauderdale 4th Anniversary Celebration 8/24/19

SuViche Fort Lauderdale 4th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, 08/24/2019 – 02:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SuViche Fort Lauderdale
401 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

SuViche Fort Lauderdale is celebrating four years with a special anniversary event! Attendees will enjoy Beat the Clock drink specials from 2 pm – 5 pm; BOGO half off sushi rolls; live entertainment by Odd Stars from 6 – 10 pm; and beats by DJ Leo. Event will benefit the Historic Stranahan House Museum.
 
The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to sign up on Eventbrite for a special surprise.

25th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball 11/2/19

25th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball
Saturday, 11/02/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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The InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, November 2, 2019 with the most monumental celebration yet! 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, visit https://sfla.wish.org/

The Traveling Plate Dinner at Hardy Park Bistro 8/26/19

The Traveling Plate Dinner at Hardy Park Bistro
Monday, 08/26/2019 – 07:00 pm –
Hardy Park Bistro
21 SW 7th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: 85

Join us Monday, August 26 at Hardy Park Bistro for an intimate dinner featuring Executive Chef, Philip Darmon from Hardy Park Bistro 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.

Afternoon Tea Party Introducing Contestants in the 7th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant 10/6/19

Afternoon Tea Party Introducing Contestants in the 7th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant
Sunday, 10/06/2019 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Lighthouse Point Yacht Club
2701 NE 42nd Street,
Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064
Website
Cost: 50

The Miss Arc Broward Tea Party will be held on October 6th, serving as the kick-off party for the 7th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant being held on November 10th. The Afternoon Tea Party will introduce the contestants made up of young women, with various disabilities, who are competing in the famed pageant. The Miss Arc Broward Pageant is known to empower young women with disabilities.

The afternoon Tea Party is presented by Stiles and hosted by Tanya L. Bower. Guests are encouraged to wear their tea party best. Prizes will be awarded for the best tea party hats. All proceeds will benefit the Miss Arc Broward Pageant.

Drink Beer, Do Good 07/01/2019

Drink Beer, Do Good
Sunday, 07/01/2019 – 07/31/2019 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Plunge Beach Resort
4660 El Mar Drive,
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida 33308
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Cost:

With just $6, you can help support Pelotonia, the bike ride to support cancer research at the James Cancer Center at Ohio State University. Join us now through the end of July at Backflip Beach Bar located in Plunge Beach Resort, and enjoy a cold and refreshing pint of Brooklyn Beer, where all of the proceeds of your purchase will go directly to the charity.

Plunge Beach Resort is located at 4660 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308. In addition to its 163 rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites, it has three onsite dining options, a pool, a fitness center and plenty of modern-day amenities. The hotel’s central location puts travelers in the perfect spot to enjoy all South Florida has to offer.

Shark Week Dive-In @ The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale 7/27/19

Shark Week Dive-In @ The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach
1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Make a splash at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale for a complimentary premiere of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. The evening will include an a la carte shark-inspired menu, pool floats, a sneak peek at this year’s Shark Week episodes, entertainment and more!

Proceeds will go to the Shark Research & Conservation Program at the University of Miami, which conducts cutting-edge shark research.

For complimentary access to the event, please visit www.eventbrite.com/e/shark-week-dive-in-premiere-tickets-65427536523

*Complimentary valet parking. In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place indoors.

A Dog Day Afternoon at No. 3 Social 7/21/19

A Dog Day Afternoon at tNo. 3 Social
Sunday, 07/21/2019 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
No. 3 Social
50 NW 24th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Join us this Sunday, July 21st from 2-5pm for A Dog Day Afternoon benefitting Paws 4 You at No. 3 Social! We will have drink specials from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Dog Wynwood will be on site with dogs available for adoption. This day will be dog-gone perfect 🐶 🍹#No3social #wynwood #dogadoption #adoptdontshop

“Eat Your Heart Out” Presented by Lago Mar Benefiting Heart Gallery of Broward County 10/3/19

“Eat Your Heart Out” Presented by Lago Mar Benefiting Heart Gallery of Broward County
Thursday, 10/03/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets are $75 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $100 after September 1.

“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun” raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction, returns to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on October 3 at 6 p.m. Presented by Lago Mar, this year’s highly anticipated event will benefit the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

“We are excited to present this annual food and fun celebration to help children in need find loving homes,” said Yvette DuBose, Executive Director of the Heart Gallery of Broward County. “Presented this year by Lago Mar, this will be the best year yet with over 20 area restaurants, new sponsors, our loyal hosts at The Galleria and support from others who continue to help fulfill our important mission.”

Attendees at “Eat Your Heart Out” presented by Lago Mar will be treated to a dazzling array of epicurean bites from a variety of popular restaurants including Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas, Blue Martini, Café Maxx, Café Seville, Café Vico, Culinary Republic, Fitlife Foods, Il Mulino, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Moksha Indian Brasserie, Mayapapaya, Ocean 2000, Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen, Riverside Market and Café, Serafina, Sweeter Days, Tarpon River Brewing, Taverna Opa, The Mermaid Bar – Neiman Marcus, Truluck’s and more.

A respected roster of celebrity guest servers will spice up the event as they show their support for Heart Gallery and provide guests with tasty samples from participating restaurants. Servers to be named at a later date.

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.

Event sponsors include Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim, Marker Construction, Carefree Direct, Moss Foundation, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Talenfield Law, Panache Events, Gold Coast Magazine, Allied Kitchen & Bath, Modular Office Environments, Sharon Gustafson for the Florescue Family Foundation, National Adoption Day, First Priority Audio, Alain Jean, Benedetti Orthodontics, South Florida Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Center, All-Star Recruiting, American National Bank, Roselli & Associates, Teilen System Walls, Health Channels, Heather Lefka – HP Realty, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers, Representative Bobby B. DuBose, Carlos Martin Architects, Inc., Law Office of Michael E. Jones, P.A., Larry & Melissa Rocker, Bomar Builders, De’Marti Design, AIS, Florida Luxurious Properties and Florida Statement Insurance.

Tickets are $75 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $100 after September 1. For tickets, visit blacktie-southflorida.com. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008.

About Heart Gallery of Broward County
The Heart Gallery of Broward County, one of over 100 independent heart galleries across the country, is a respected not-for-profit committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children. The Heart Gallery of Broward County was introduced 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. For additional information, or to adopt, volunteer or make a donation, please visit heartgalleryofbroward.org.

Miami Swim Week kick-off party 7/10/19

Miami Swim Week kick-off party
Wednesday, 07/10/2019 – 07/11/2019 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Villa Azur
309 23rd ST,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost:

Lens Society Miami is bringing you the opportunity to join industry-leading professionals at a kick-off party for Miami Swim Week at South Beach’s French-Mediterranean dining destination Villa Azur. Ladies attend free and all guests (21 & up) will receive a complimentary drink voucher at the door which can be redeemed for any single item on the special event drink menu (while supplies last). A portion of all ticket sales will go directly to Miami Model Citizens to help provide school supplies for underprivileged children. RSVP to reserve your spot as the guest list is limited on a first-come-first-serve basis and ticket prices are 50% off for advance RSVP.

Help the Homeless Happy Hour at The Sylvester 7/11/19

Help the Homeless Happy Hour at The Sylvester
Thursday, 07/11/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Sylvester
3456 N. Miami Avenue,
MIAMI, Florida 33132
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Cost: $15

The Sylvester is proud to present a charity Happy Hour Event benefitting the Chapman Partnership on Thursday, July 11th from 6pm to 8pm.
Donations will be accepted at the door starting at just $15 and will provide basic medical care for at least three homeless residents or you can pre-purchase tickets on EventBrite (link below). Whistlepig Piggyback Rye will provide one complimentary cocktail for each guest.

About Chapman Partnership: Chapman Partnership operates two Homeless Assistance Centers with 800 beds located in Miami and Homestead. Collectively these two Centers serve approximately 5,000 men, women and families with children annually. We help the homeless by providing a comprehensive support program that includes emergency housing, meals, health, dental and psychiatric care, day care, job training, job placement and assistance with securing stable housing. The average length of stay for single adults is 89 days and families with children 133 days. Since 1995, Chapman Partnership has had more than 110,000 admissions including 24,000 children in Miami-Dade County and a 64% success rate of moving people who complete the program from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

11th Annual Little Black Dress Party at Blue Martini Fort Lauderale 7/20/19

11th Annual Little Black Dress Party at Blue Martini Fort Lauderale
Saturday, 07/20/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: $10-$15

Lights, camera, action! Style setters are invited to attend Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale’s 11th Annual Little Black Dress Party on Saturday, July 20, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., at The Galleria. The iconic event will feature live musical entertainment provided by crowd-favorite Higher Ground, as well as designer giveaways and drink specials. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pace Center for Girls Broward, which provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

Party goers are encouraged to don their chicest attire, and while black dresses for women are suggested, they are not required. Attendees can expect to dance the night away and enjoy signature drinks featuring Ketel One Vodka and Veuve Clicquot plus delectable culinary delights.

General admission for this ticketed event includes entrance, a glass of champagne and a raffle ticket for designer giveaways and spa packages from sought-after brands and premier experiences. Tickets are available online now for $10 at www.LBDFTL2019.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door for $15. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each.

For more information, please call (954) 653-2583 or visit www.LBDFTL2019.com. For bottle service and table reservations, please contact Fifi Chavez at (954) 529-4605.

The Salvation Army of Broward County Calling Designers, Artists and DIY Hobbyists to Join Seventh Annual Red Shield Redesign Bash 10/11/19

The Salvation Army of Broward County Calling Designers, Artists and DIY Hobbyists to Join Seventh Annual Red Shield Redesign Bash
Friday, 10/11/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost:

The Salvation Army of Broward County invites artists, designers, DIY hobbyists and home décor enthusiasts to restore, redesign, rehabilitate or repurpose furniture and home accessories to help homeless individuals in Broward County. Redesigners will donate the pieces which will be available for purchase during the Salvation Army’s Annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Friday, October 11, from 6 pm till 9 pm.

“The Salvation Army of Broward County is excited to present this creative fund-raising event that benefits our vital programs and services,” said Major Stephen Long, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Broward County. “It is an honor to work with the stars and heroes supporting our mission and those we serve.”

The event 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.

A panel of prominent community figures will judge and award entries in the categories of Most Collectible, Most Creative and Best Re-Purposing of Materials. The 2019 People’s Choice will be determined by those in attendance.

Sponsors to date for The Salvation Army’s Red Shield ReDesign Bash are The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, JM Family Enterprises, CA Catering, Mark Graphics, Publix Supermarket Charities, The Media Lab, GPR | Goodman Public Relations and Choose954.

For more information and to register as one of the featured artists/designers by September 2, please visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale/redesign or email devin@jeweltoned.com.

“Summer Hunger Ends Here” Community Breakfast 7/10/19


“Summer Hunger Ends Here” Community Breakfast
Wednesday, 07/10/2019 – 08:30 am – 11:00 am
Signature Grand
6900 FL-94,
Davie, Florida 33317
RSVP / Register
Cost: 20

Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, will host its “Summer Hunger Ends Here” community breakfast, open to the public. During the breakfast, Feeding South Florida leaders will honor the organization’s partner agencies, volunteers and advocates of the year. The event is presented by Delta.

Feeding South Florida partners with 300 nonprofit partner agencies throughout its quad-county service area (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties). In 2018, 27,000 volunteers passed through the organization’s doors to help sort food for families in need.

Following the breakfast, Feeding South Florida representatives will launch the organization’s MealConnect app, which Feeding America created to source more meals and help end hunger in America. Feeding South Florida will utilize this revolutionary technology platform, which makes it easy to connect donors with surplus food to their local Feeding America member food banks and their partners. For more information, visit www.mealconnect.org.

About Feeding South Florida®
Feeding South Florida® is a member of the Feeding America® network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Providing support for 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population, its mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Feeding South Florida distributes over 60 million pounds (50 million meals) of food annually, to more than 700,000 individuals through direct-service programs and a local network of approximately 300 nonprofit partner agencies. Visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.

LLF Lucky Hour at Bar Bevy 7/19/19

LLF Lucky Hour at Bar Bevy
Friday, 07/19/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Bar Bevy
90 NE 39th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Please join the Little Lighthouse Foundation (“LLF”) for an LLF Lucky Hour at Bar Bevy on Friday, July 19th from 7pm-9pm!

Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails featuring Tito’s Vodka and light bites.

A minimum $25 donation to support the Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Back to School Drive is required to attend. Please make your donation here or a minimum $40 donation at the door.

Anatomy & Miami Dade Animal Services Bring HOPE Express to Anatomy Midtown! 6/15/19

Anatomy & Miami Dade Animal Services Bring HOPE Express to Anatomy Midtown!
Saturday, 06/15/2019 – 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
Anatomy Midtown
3415 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: FREE

Miami’s premier wellness center, Anatomy, is teaming up with Miami Dade Animal Services to help save the lives of abandoned pups that need new loving homes! On Saturday, June 15th, Anatomy Midtown invites all (members + non-members) to connect with, adopt and fall in love with a pup during the HOPE Express on-site pet adoption event and donation drive. Each year, over 27,000 animals are abandoned at Animal Services. Helping Our Pets Everyday (HOPE) is the mission of the HOPE Express mobile pet adoption unit that regularly visits different communities to help find new homes for their precious shelter pets. Anatomy is proud to partner with Miami Dade Animal Services in bringing this very special event to their Midtown location from 8AM-12PM. During this time, Anatomy will also be hosting a complimentary ‘Midtown Mashup’ 90-minute workout class, open for all to join. So, come break a sweat, meet our HOPE Express pets, and maybe even take a little guy home with you this weekend!
 
The event is complimentary. Donations to Miami Dade Animal Services encouraged! 100% of donations go directly to the animals!

Items to donate: https://www8.miamidade.gov/global/animals/donations.page

To Make a donation: https://w85exp.miamidade.gov/AnimalPaymentsWeb/startPaymentF.do

Qigong: The Art of Self-Healing by Dashi at Hotel Victor 8/10/19

Qigong: The Art of Self-Healing by Dashi at Hotel Victor
Saturday, 08/10/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hotel Victor
1144 Ocean Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: suggest donation of a minimum of $15

Hotel Victor is partnering with H3 Health Hope and Healing to host an educational series called Qigong: The Art of Self-Healing by Dashi. Dashi will share powerful self-healing Qigong methods for life-long health and spiritual fulfillment. This event will be focusing on Wisdon (Zhineng) Qigong: an eclectic system of medical Qigong developed in the 1970’s by Dr. Pang Ming, Chinese and Western medicine doctor and Qigong Grandmaster. Having studied with many masters, he incorporated elements from Qigong and different martial arts styles with the goal of creating a system of easy-to-learn forms that are both highly effective and safe to practice without the direct supervision of a master.

Qigong: The Art of Self-Healing by Dashi at Hotel Victor 6/22/19

Qigong: The Art of Self-Healing by Dashi at Hotel Victor
Saturday, 06/22/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hotel Victor
1144 Ocean Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: Suggested donation of a minimum of $15

Hotel Victor is partnering with H3 Health Hope and Healing to host an educational series called Qigong: The Art of Self-Healing by Dashi. Dashi will share powerful self-healing Qigong methods for life-long health and spiritual fulfillment. This event will expose attendees to this unusual Taoist form, which imitates a dragon swimming in the sea, is unsurpassed for its simplicity and economy of movement. Reputed to be the best Qigong for balancing weight, hormones & appetite, the sinuous movements of the form massage the internal organs, activate lymph circulation & detoxification and strengthen the immune system.

Qigong: The Art of Self-Healing by Dashi at Hotel Victor 7/13/19

Qigong: The Art of Self-Healing by Dashi at Hotel Victor
Saturday, 07/13/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hotel Victor
1144 Ocean Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: Suggested donation of a minimum of $15

Hotel Victor is partnering with H3 Health Hope and Healing to host an educational series called Qigong: The Art of Self-Healing by Dashi. Dashi will share powerful self-healing Qigong methods for life-long health and spiritual fulfillment. This event will guide attendees in experiencing movement as a “blissful flow of energy through your entire body.” Based on the organ-meridian system of Chinese Medicine, this practice elevates the Qi circulation in the body to reduce stress, keep joints supple and pain-free, harmonize organ function and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit.

Secret Garden Experience – Sunday – Venezuelan Benefit w/ Caramelos De Cinauro, Los Amigos Invisibles & More 7/7/19

Secret Garden Experience – Sunday – Venezuelan Benefit w/ Caramelos De Cinauro, Los Amigos Invisibles & More
Sunday, 07/07/2019 – 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Secret Garden Experience
3100 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, FL, Florida 33127
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Cost: $20

This Independence weekend, we are proud to announce the return of Secret Garden. We’re back with a show unlike anything we’ve presented before. A multi-day event with a true meeting of the art and music worlds, with unique presentations daily. We are transforming a one of a kind space into a multi-sensory treasure trove of sights and sounds. With our partners, we have curated a lineup that features some of the most notable acts in visual arts and music. Explore multiple rooms converted by artists curated by Superchief Gallery Miami and Juxtapoz Magazine. Enjoy hand-picked vendors with some great arts, crafts, food and beverages in our market.

Music by:

July 4th Independence Day hosted by Un_Mute – Danny Tenaglia DJ, Dyed Soundorom, Luis Flores & more

July 5th hosted by Humans Alike – Stacey Pullen (official page), Tiefschwarz (Official), Fiin, Cortes & more

July 6th – COCODRILLS, Jesse Perez, Nitin, Puma – DJ, Richy, Ohashi & more

July 7th, 2019 we’ve partnered with two foundations for the purpose of bringing awareness and financial support for the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela in commemoration of the Venezuelan Independence Day weekend. Accion humanitaria por Venezuela CR – who supports over 700 children with basic medical, nutritional, and educational needs – and Héroes DEL +58 – who aims to bring awareness and raise funds through fashion. Join us as we come together for an important cause with our Venezuelan brothers and sisters in Miami.

Featuring Caramelos De Cianuro, Los Amigos Invisibles, Caseroloops, Los Wizzards, David Rondón & more TBA

Art Installations curated by Superchief Gallery L.A.:

@loCastro
@caratoes
@alexyanes
@aholsniffsglue
@hoxxoh
@atomiko
@baghead
@rsantosii_
@upperhandart
@seanwashere
@symmetrylabs
and more

Brought to you in association with:

Humans Alike
Un_Mute
Juxtapoz Magazine
Superchief Gallery
Minimax

Sponsors:

Banyan Reserve Vodka
XTIXS

Bokamper’s Memorial Day Ceremony: A Tribute to Our Heroes 5/27/19

Bokamper’s Memorial Day Ceremony: A Tribute to Our Heroes
Monday, 05/27/2019 – 05/27/2019 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill
3115 NE 32nd Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
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On Monday, May 27th at 6pm, Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill’s Fort Lauderdale location will host a Memorial Day Ceremony with special guests including: Kim ‘Bo’ Bokamper; Honor Flight South Florida & Veterans; Katie Sheahan; Police Pipe & Drum Corps of Florida; Fort Lauderdale Police Honor Guard; Project Courage Foundation; JROTC Pompano Beach High School Honor Guard & Color Guard; Military Personnel & Vehicles; US Army Reserve Fort Lauderdale Unit & Combat Engineering Group; Nova Singers & Nova Southeastern University; and more for a patriotic tribute.

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of the United States of America. Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill has designated the entire month of May to pay “Tribute to Our Heroes”. Leaving no stone unturned, guests will have a variety of opportunities to participate from Wednesday, May 1st 2019 – Friday, May 31st 2019 at all Bokampers’ locations.

$1 DONATION:
• Message card to be displayed in-store all month long.

$5 DONATION:
• Buy a Veteran a beer (ice cold and served to a Veteran on Memorial Day)
• Message card (to be displayed in-store all month long)
• Bokamper’s Memorial Day Souvenir Koozie

All proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight South Florida, Inc.

Fur baby fans: this one’s for you! Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami 5/15/19

Fur baby fans: this one’s for you! Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami
Wednesday, 05/15/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Books and Books Coral Gables
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Bobbi Dick will be at Books & Books in Coral Gables promoting her new book “1 + 9: The Story of Blanchette” on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the sale of the book with benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami. The night will start with a champagne reception from 7 – 7:45 p.m., it will move on to a Q&A with Bobbi from 7:45- 8:45 p.m. and will end with a book signing from 8:45 – 9 p.m.
In this charming children’s book aimed at grownups, 1 + 9: The Story of Blanchette is told by a white, toy poodle named Blanchette via her adoring, human Mom named Bobbi. 60 years in the making, it’s the heartwarming tail-wagging, tale of how one dog and her nine cat “siblings” created and completed a loving family unit. Moral of Bobbi’s story: Pets enhance life. Bobbi is committed to helping dogs and cats find their forever families.

For the Love of Art presented by Ocean Bank 6/6/19

For the Love of Art presented by Ocean Bank
Thursday, 06/06/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Loews Hotel Miami Beach
1601 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: $125

The Education Fund’s “For the Love of Art” Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration is a highly successful annual event on Thursday, June 6 at the Loews Hotel Miami Beach that highlights the essential role of the visual arts in stimulating creativity and academic success for children

Help our public school students by bidding on more than 150 one-of-a-kind art pieces created by the extraordinary talent in our public schools, and on more than 100 luxury items. All proceeds benefit public school students in Miami-Dade County.

Enjoy live jazz, specialty drinks by Bacardi, craft beer by Biscayne Bay Brewing Company and a paella feast prepared by the award-winning chefs at the Loews Hotel Miami Beach. Join us as we toast to the 25th anniversary of the Ocean Bank Center, The Education Fund’s free supplies program that’s provided more than $10.1 million in materials to help public school students in our community succeed.

Please join us as we honor community leaders who have graduated from our public schools and have achieved great success. We’ll also announce the first Patron of the Arts honoree. See what a public school education can do for you!

Miami Physicians Fishing Tournament to Benefit Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services 6/20/19 – 6/23/19

Miami Physicians Fishing Tournament to Benefit Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services
Thursday, 06/20/2019 – 06/23/2019 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Playa Largo Resort &Spa
97450 Overseas Hwy,
Key Largo, Florida 33037
Website
Cost: Check website to register!

Be a part of the Miami Physicians Fishing Tournament as they benefit Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Miami-Dade County’s only emergency home serving kids ages 10 to 17, offering a full-range of free services including in-shelter counseling, family counseling, field trips, in-home counseling and reunification with family.

Join us as we celebrate our 32nd annual tournament, attracting over 300 guests, including prominent community physicians, leaders, and professionals from across South Florida. This year’s event will be hosted at the beautiful Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, featuring a weekend of family-friendly activities.

Participate in the most prominent and longest-standing fishing tournaments in South Florida. For more information please call (305) 492-7962, or visit their website.

The Women’s Breast and Heart Initiative Dinner Dance 5/10/19

The Women’s Breast and Heart Initiative Dinner Dance
Sunday, 05/10/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa
19999 West Country Club Drive,
Aventura, Florida 33180
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Cost: Per Ticket : USD 175.0

Benefitting The Women’s Breast and Heart Initiative, an organization that saves and changes lives while providing at-risk women with the prevention and early detection necessary to beat breast cancer and heart disease.

LIME Cinco de Mayo Block Party 5/5/19

LIME Cinco de Mayo Block Party
Sunday, 05/05/2019 – 05/05/2019 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
LIME Mexican Grill
8484 NW 36th St,
Doral, Florida 33136
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Cost:

Join LIME Mexican Grill for out Cinco Festivities with a spin this year that includes a donation to Together Rising, a non-profit that is focused on re-uniting the families separated at the border. We hope you can join us for an afternoon of food and fun while supporting a great cause!

The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative Dinner Dance 5/10/19

The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative Dinner Dance
Friday, 05/10/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
JW Marriot Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
19999 W Country Club Drive,
Aventura, FL, Florida 33180
Buy Tickets
Cost: $175

Dinner Dance, Live and Silent Auction benefitting The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative, an organization that saves and changes lives while providing at-risk women with the prevention and early detection necessary to beat breast cancer and heart disease. Live performance by jazz superstar Jon Saxx.

Jackson Health Foundation 21st Annual Guardian Angel Luncheon 11/25/19

Jackson Health Foundation 21st Annual Guardian Angel Luncheon
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Cost:

Twenty years ago, the Guardian Angels were created to raise philanthropic support to enhance and expand pediatric specialty programs at Holtz Children’s Hospital and throughout Jackson Health System (JHS). Their mission is to assist in the advancement of accessible health care services in state-of-the-art facilities for the children of our community.

The group serves as a philanthropic partner to fund critical needs that are not possible with the public bond initiative at JHS. With your help, we continue offering accessible health care services to all residents in Miami-Dade County, regardless of their ability to pay. Since their inception at Jackson Health Foundation, the Guardian Angels have raised more than $28 million for Holtz Children’s Hospital, and this year we invite the community to join us in bringing to fruition our next project.

This year, your support will go towards the Guardian Angels goal of raising $500,000 to support the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program. In association with the UM Miller School of Medicine, this program is one the of the most highly recognized in the U.S. for their surgical excellence. Their specialty features surgical management of disorders of the nervous system including brain and spinal cord tumors, head and spine trauma, congenital spine disorders, surgical treatments for epilepsy, and vascular malformations of the brain just to name a few.

We ask for your support and for your consideration to earn your wings and become a Guardian Angel. Purchase your luncheon sponsorship or your tickets/table. For more information please contact Yolanda Abuabara-Tappen at yolanda.abuabaratap@jhsmiami.org or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).

YMU Annual Spring Music Festival 5/25/19


YMU Annual Spring Music Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Rácket
150 NW 24th ST
Wynwood 33127
Tickets: GA $25, VIP $100
Buy on Eventbrite

YMU will be returning to Racket in Wynwood to host our 7th Annual Spring Music Festival. Save the date and spread the news to help us reach our goal of $150,000 and give 1100+ students across Miami-Dade access to free music education for this coming 2019/2020 academic school year. We have prepared an amazing night of performances by our talented young musicians who have been working hard all year to show off their accomplishments. The Spring Music Festival is YMU’s largest fundraiser of the year and has been one of the most important contributing factors in the continued growth of our organization.

Performances By:

Arrowhead – Avalanche – Ripcord – The Rock Ensemble (MBSH)- Wynwood Jazz Combo – The Jazz Collective – Wynwood Community Jazz Band – Wynwood Rock Ensemble – Wynwood Pep Band – Lotus Jazz Quartet – Noah Billante – Sierra Hudson – Lily Kaplan – Steven Shapiro

100% of proceeds go to free music programming in Wynwood, Overtown, Little Haiti, Opa-Locka, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, and Coral Gables.

YAA’s 30th Birthday Bash & Festival of the Art 5/18/19


YAA’s 30th Birthday Bash & Festival of the Art
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10am – 6pm
Young At Art Museum
751 SW 121st Ave
Davie, Florida 33325
Advance Tickets: $5
Buy Tickets on Eventbrite

Celebrate YAA’s 30th Birthday with $5 all-day admission to our biggest bash yet including the 2019 Festival of the Arts and Teen Film Festival.

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Explore the 2019 Festival of the Arts where you can see and buy artwork made by talented young artists all throughout the museum. All profits made go straight to each artist and awards will be given by a panel of judges to several exemplary kids and teens. If you or your child are interested in participating follow the link below for more information on how to register:
https://yaa_foa2019.eventbrite.com

TEEN FILM FESTIVAL
YAA’s inaugural Teen Film Festival is a free to enter competition that invites students (grades 7-12) to showcase their creative cinematic talents. View short films, animations and video art by local teens throughout the day in our screening room. Film submissions will be judged by a panel of accomplished local film makers and awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons and certificates. For more information on how to enter email: volunteer@youngatartmuseum.org

Sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation | Craig Zinn Automotive Group | FPL SolarNow | Children’s Services Council of Broward County Florida

Jackson Health Foundation 21st Annual Guardian Angel Luncheon 11/25/19

Jackson Health Foundation 21st Annual Guardian Angel Luncheon
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 11/25/2019 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
Website
Cost:

Twenty years ago, the Guardian Angels were created to raise philanthropic support to enhance and expand pediatric specialty programs at Holtz Children’s Hospital and throughout Jackson Health System (JHS). Their mission is to assist in the advancement of accessible health care services in state-of-the-art facilities for the children of our community.

The group serves as a philanthropic partner to fund critical needs that are not possible with the public bond initiative at JHS. With your help, we continue offering accessible health care services to all residents in Miami-Dade County, regardless of their ability to pay. Since their inception at Jackson Health Foundation, the Guardian Angels have raised more than $28 million for Holtz Children’s Hospital, and this year we invite the community to join us in bringing to fruition our next project.

This year, your support will go towards the Guardian Angels goal of raising $500,000 to support the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program. In association with the UM Miller School of Medicine, this program is one the of the most highly recognized in the U.S. for their surgical excellence. Their specialty features surgical management of disorders of the nervous system including brain and spinal cord tumors, head and spine trauma, congenital spine disorders, surgical treatments for epilepsy, and vascular malformations of the brain just to name a few.

We ask for your support and for your consideration to earn your wings and become a Guardian Angel. Purchase your luncheon sponsorship or your tickets/table. For more information please contact Yolanda Abuabara-Tappen at yolanda.abuabaratap@jhsmiami.org or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).

Red Hot n In Style LGBTQ 5/9/19

Red Hot n In Style LGBTQ
Thursday, 05/09/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hunters Nightclub
2232 Wilton Drive,
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Website
Cost: Free

A benefit for Deliver the Dream’s LGBTQ Youth Retreat, this 7th Annual Red Hot and In Style – LGBTQ will be hosted again by Electra and Daisy Dead Petals, South Florida ‘s legendary Divas. Red Hot & In Style will feature eligible, local men and women who bravely put themselves on the auction block and offer exciting date packages to the highest bidder. Examples of previous date packages include a trip to Africa, a private yacht tour, a relaxing spa day, tickets to popular concerts, theater tickets, gift cards to the hottest bars and restaurants in South Florida and many other exciting outings. This year’s date packages and participants will be unveiled closer to the event date. Bachelors and bachelorettes will be from a variety of industries and will also include your favorite bartenders on The Drive! 200 guests are expected. In addition to the date auction, there will be a silent auction and raffle.

Superhero Day at Barter Wynwood 4/28/19

Superhero Day at Barter Wynwood
Sunday, 04/28/2019 – 04:00 pm – 01:00 am
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Barter Wynwood is honoring superheroes both fictional and real. Join us for a super celebration featuring creative cocktails, great music and a superhero costume contest for cash prizes. Register to attend and get access to our Super Open Bar featuring 2 full hours of complimentary drinks. So what are you waiting for, get into character and let’s celebrate National Superhero Day on Sunday, April 28th.

SUPER SPECIALS
– 2 Hour Open Bar (4PM to 6PM) – Registration Required
– $10 Super Hero Cocktails (All Day & Night)
– Buy 1 Bottle, Get 2nd Bottle Free (All Day & Night)

COSTUME CONTEST
– Super Hero Costume Contest – $250 in Prizes

Not all heroes have to wear capes, have superpowers, or battle villains. You too can be a superhero by donating to AIDS Walk Miami. A portion of the proceeds from our Superhero Day will be benefiting our friends at AIDS Walk Miami so that we can all do our part to be a hero to someone in need.

Music by Wasabi & Zilla

#nationalsuperheroday
#barterwynwood
#aidswalkmiami

Inaugural “Shop & Stroll” Benefit at Shops at Merrick Park 5/16/19

Inaugural “Shop & Stroll” Benefit at Shops at Merrick Park
Thursday, 05/16/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. To purchase tickets, visit merrickshopandstroll.eventbrite.com

Shops at Merrick Park and the Coral Gables Community Foundation will present the first-ever “Shop & Stroll,” a progressive evening of shopping with sips, specials and surprises at popular retailers. The event at Shops at Merrick Park will benefit Beaux Arts, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, The Motivational Edge, Junior League of Miami and Neighbors for Neighbors, in addition to co-presenter the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

Participating stores and restaurants offering a variety of discounts, gifts with purchases, raffles, sweet treats and/or champagne will include: BoConcept, Bognar & Piccolini, C’est Bon, Cole Haan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Eberjey, Edward Beiner, Engel & Voelkers, Equinox, Hanna Andersson, Islandgirl Miami, Joie, Kabana, Lilly Pulitzer, Neiman Marcus, Pandora, Rugs by Zhaleh, Sawa, Tommy Bahama, Vineyard Vines, Vix Paula Hermanny and more to be announced.

Event tickets for Shop & Stroll at Shops at Merrick Park are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event and can only be purchased online at merrickshopandstroll.eventbrite.com.

For more information, call (305) 529-0200 or visit https://www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/en/events/shop-stroll-26341.html.

Doral Overseas Chinese Business Chamber 4/19/19

Doral Overseas Chinese Business Chamber
Friday, 04/19/2019 – 07:00 pm –
InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 Northwest 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
Website
Cost: $100 per person

Overseas Doral Business Affairs Council Republic of China (Taiwan) Presents The Seventh Annual Taiwan Gourmet Cuisine Experience.

PAMM’s Fifth Annual Corporate Cocktail 5/15/19

PAMM’s Fifth Annual Corporate Cocktail
Wednesday, 05/15/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Bar Bevy
90 NE 39th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
Website
Cost: $150

We invite you to join our community of corporate supporters for our Fifth Annual Corporate Cocktail, this year hosted by Bar Bevy. Join other emerging professional leaders who understand the importance of the business community’s commitment to the arts.

NAMI Reel Minds Miami Mental Health Film Festival 5/19/19

NAMI Reel Minds Miami Mental Health Film Festival
Sunday, 05/19/2019 – 05/19/2019 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Donna Shalala Center
1330 Miller Dr.,
Miami, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: $10

NAMI Miami-Dade County expects to attract thousands of people and seat close to 800 people at the 4th Annual Reel Minds Miami Mental Health Film Festival at the University of Miami’s Donna E. Shalala Center on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. This year’s festival will showcase six short films. The narratives behind these films will share a range of life experiences meant to inspire, heal, and empower people. Following each short film, an individual with a lived experience of a mental health challenge will speak on the films’ topic for a few minutes providing further insight about the message behind each film.

This year’s lineup is comprised of films from a variety of talented directors, including a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, a multi-award-winning actor and Navy Veteran, and an award-winning filmmaker. The six films were chosen out of almost 200 submissions based on their compelling storytelling and way of educating and dispelling the myth behind mental illness. Submitted films were judged by film makers, clinicians, high school and college students, individuals with mental illness and their family members.

The 2019 lineup includes Terms of Us by director, writer, producer Roberto Sanchez, a Cuban born, Miami raised Navy Veteran who has a recurring role on Queen of the South. Additionally, Roberto will be speaking at the festival; Baby Steps from Los Angeles director, Eric Dyson; Misdirection by Carly Usdin, a University of Central Florida graduate with Miami ties, now an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles; Reverie by Nick Markham; Saving Billy by Vickie Adams; and UkeLayla, directed and produced by a team of recent Miamians and graduates from the University of Central Florida.

“Films are a compelling storytelling form that connects with our deepest sensibilities, and research suggests that film festivals have a positive impact on stigma and recovery in mental illness. That’s why for the fourth consecutive year, NAMI Miami-Dade is showcasing a curated list of short films inspired by the lives of those who have been affected by mental illness,” says Kathryn Coppola, Executive Director at NAMI Miami. “Together, we can spark the awareness that makes the difference in our society.” NAMI Miami’s goal is to “end the silence” and to start the conversation about mental health proving that recovery is possible.

WHEN:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Donna E. Shalala Center – Grand Ballroom
1330 Miller Dr, Miami, FL 33146

TICKETS:
Individual ticket – $10
Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children 18 & under) – $25
Scholarship tickets are available for those who can’t afford them. To obtain a scholarship ticket, please call 305-665-2540.

To purchase tickets, go to: 2019ReelMinds.Eventbrite.com, https://NAMIMiami.org/, or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-reel-minds-miami-mental-health-film-festival-tickets-53748815153

Pay to Park is available at the UM parking garages and parking lots at $1.50/hr., maximum $8. Purple Parking lot located at 5424 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 and Pavia Parking Garage, located at 5615 Pavia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

WHO:
Since its inception in 1979, NAMI (National) has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in the NAMI’s mission have produced profound changes in awareness. NAMI has been the driving force behind a national investment in lifesaving research, parity for mental health care, increased housing and to ensure that treatments and services are available to those in need when they need them most. NAMI awareness efforts have successfully addressed the stigma of mental illness, ensuring the decrease of barriers to treatment and recovery. NAMI’s Programs have served as a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands of individuals and their loved ones. All Programs are free and open to the community and include: Support Groups, an Advocacy Coalition, Peer-to-Peer recovery focused educational program for individuals living with a mental health condition; Family-to Family, an education program for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with a mental health condition; and NAMI’s newest program, Ending the Silence, and education and prevention multi-media program designed for youth, school staff and parents.

Three year’s ago, new leadership re-vitalized the Miami-Dade affiliate. Since then, NAMI Miami-Dade has grown tremendously providing mental health support and services throughout Miami-Dade County. See more at www.NAMIMiami.org or contact via phone and email at: 305-665-2540 and info@namimiami.org.

M house hosts ‘United for Venezuela’ in collaboration with non-profit program 4/4/19

M house hosts ‘United for Venezuela’ in collaboration with non-profit program
Thursday, 04/04/2019 – 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
M House
2524 Le Jeune Road,
Miami, Florida 33114
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Cost:

MIAMI, FLA. – M House, the coastal European eatery in the heart of downtown Coral Gables is partnering with international non-profit organization Programa de Ayuda Humanitaria Para Venezuela to host a special ‘United for Venezuela’ fundraiser on Thursday, April 4, 2019. A portion of all food and beverage sales of that day will be earmarked for the foundation, which is providing scarce resources and supplies to inhabitants located in the country’s most affected areas.

The restaurant’s owners and Executive Chef Abraham Silva are Venezuelan; they felt compelled to raise awareness and support the community. Says Silva, “We hope to generate funds to provide necessary food, medicine and other essentials to help alleviate the suffering of our compatriots during this terrible humanitarian crisis.” M House will kick off the initiative at lunch and it will run all day and night, in both the dining room and the bar/lounge.

For more information on Programa de Ayuda Humanitaria Para Venezuela, please visit their website at www.ayudahumanitariavenezuela.org.

Guitars Over Guns: Spring Showcase @ Ball & Chain 4/30/19


Guitars Over Guns: Spring Showcase @ Ball & Chain
Tuesday, 04/30/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Buy Tickets
Cost: $25.00

Rock out at this epic evening of live music, networking, and the chance to support an awesome local cause!

Students from Guitars Over Guns’ middle school programs across Miami-Dade County will converge for the annual Guitars Over Guns Student Showcase on Tuesday, April 30th. From student artwork on display, to dance and musical performances on Ball & Chain’s iconic Pineapple Stage, these young artists from Miami’s diverse communities will impress guests with their professionalism, exuberance, and rockin’ talent – many performing in public for the very first time!

Come cheer on Miami’s rising stars! Your ticket purchase will go directly toward supporting Guitars Over Guns’ music mentorship programs.

Guitars Over Guns is a Miami-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music education and performance. Currently, Guitars Over Guns provides programming at North Miami Middle School, Jose De. Diego Georgia Jones-Ayers, Citrus Grove, and Cutler Bay middle schools, as well as the Educate Tomorrow Center.

“Guitars Over Guns isn’t just about becoming a better musician,” says Santamarie Arocho, an alumna and former Student Mentor. “It’s about being a better person.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.guitarsoverguns.org. Follow @guitarsoverguns and join the conversation with the hashtag #ChooseYourSound.

10th Annual Wendy Walk Miami 4/7/19

10th Annual Wendy Walk Miami
Sunday, 04/07/2019 – 09:30 am –
Palm Island Park
159 Palm Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: $20-$65

Wendy Walk is one of the only organizations dedicated to the advancement of sarcoma treatments. The foundation was created in 2010 by the children of Wendy Landes and brought to Miami the same year by temple members Michael and Stephanie Rosen, the brother and sister-in-law of Wendy, and their family in order to proactively support Wendy in her battle with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. 

The 10th Annual Wendy Walk will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 9:30am at Palm Island Park. Participants will gather for entertainment and family fun before walking together through Palm and Hibiscus Islands. The event marks the official start of the Wendy Walk season and will mark the six year anniversary of Wendy’s passing. Proceeds go directly toward sarcoma research, as the fundraising effort hopes to develop viable treatment options and improve the lives of those touched by sarcoma. 

Locust Projects Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser 4/13/19

Locust Projects Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser
Saturday, 04/13/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Moore Building
191 NE 40th St.,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Locust Projects’ Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser will bring together creativity, culture, fashion and food on April 13 from 7 – 10 p.m. in the Moore Building. The Kaleidoscopic theme celebrates vivid imagination and creative experimentation, inspired by the work of Locust Projects alumni, Jen Stark. This year’s fundraiser will feature an expanded luxury auction, in addition to the opportunity to mingle with Miami’s most influential art patrons and community leaders, while eating, drinking and experiencing artistic interventions, performances and immersive environments for a great cause.

Hard Hats & High Heels Returns to East, Miami 6/6/19

Hard Hats & High Heels Returns to East, Miami
Thursday, 06/06/2019 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
East, Miami
788 Brickell Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $90, $100 after May 31

The fourth annual fundraising event, Hard Hats & High Heels, benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, will bring together Miami’s professional, philanthropic and social leaders to support affordable housing for low-income single mothers in Miami-Dade County.

The event, hosted by Miami Habitat’s Women’s Leadership Council, will feature a silent auction, open bar, passed Hors d’oeuvre’s, photo booth, DJ and more.

Ticket price includes complimentary valet. A variety of underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are also available, starting at $2,000.

History Fort Lauderdale Honors The Forman Family & Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steven Glassman at History Makers 2019 4/30/19

History Fort Lauderdale Honors The Forman Family & Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steven Glassman at History Makers 2019
Tuesday, 04/30/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $100 per person

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor The Forman Family, Broward County pioneers and early developers, and Fort Lauderdale Commissioner, District #2, Steven Glassman during its History Makers 2019 fundraiser set for Tuesday, April 30, at 6 p.m., at the New River Inn. The event spotlights individuals who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

For over a century, the Forman family has been major contributors to the development of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. Ever since Hamilton and Blanche Collins Forman arrived in 1910, they, and their descendants, have played leading roles in the fields of agriculture, business, water management, education, public service and philanthropy. Dr. Charles Forman and his brother Hamilton Forman were Broward’s most powerful political figures from the 1950s to the 1990s. When their pioneer dairy farms and pastures were closed to facilitate the building of Florida’s Turnpike in the mid-1950s, the family turned their attention toward education and building a world-class education complex on their land. Today, the former farmland houses campuses of Florida Atlantic University, Florida International and the University of Florida’s Broward complexes, Nova elementary, middle and high schools, Broward Community College and Nova Southeastern University.

Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner, District #2, Steven Glassman, has been a foremost advocate of historic preservation, arts and culture and philanthropy in Broward County for close to 25 years. For 11 years, Glassman was an administrator for the Broward County Cultural Division where he worked closely with elected officials and business leaders to further the quality of life in all of Broward’s major cities through the arts and culture. This work included serving on advisory boards in Hollywood, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines. He has served on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board (three years) and the Planning and Zoning Board (six years). His many years in various civic leadership positions include president of the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation and a seven-year tenure as the president of the Central Beach Alliance. Steve has also served as president of several beach condominium associations including his current six-year tenure at the Sapphire Condominium. He has remained focused on fixing our city’s infrastructure via smart growth and proactive future planning.

This year’s event will also celebrate the city’s 108th birthday with cocktails, food and drink stations from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, CA Catering, LauderAle, Gran Forno and more to be announced plus themed entertainment on the downtown Fort Lauderdale campus.

History Makers 2019 is sponsored by visionary Merrimac Ventures with trailblazer support from Lochrie & Chakas P.A. and trendetters Robert Golden and Judy Stern.

Tickets for this year’s History Makers Gala are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2019 or via email at info@flhc.org. Seating is limited.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 8th Annual “Claws for Kids” Private Brunch Presented by Carmen Rebozo Foundation at Joe’s Stone Crab 5/5/19

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 8th Annual “Claws for Kids” Private Brunch Presented by Carmen Rebozo Foundation at Joe’s Stone Crab
Sunday, 05/05/2019 – 11:00 am –
Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach will once again host Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 8th Annual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch on Sunday, May 5. Guests will enjoy delicious stone crabs and other signature menu items without the wait. Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 11 a.m., followed by brunch at noon.

Located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139, Joe’s will be open for brunch only on May 5 for supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “Claws for Kids” event. Menu items will include stone crabs, coleslaw, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach and Key Lime pie. For attendees who don’t eat stone crabs, main course options will also be available.

Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger of Sinatra Sounds Entertainment will provide entertainment.

Judy Kramer, a retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools executive, who has chaired the event since its inception 8 years ago is graciously co-chairing this year’s event again. Joining Judy this year are the mother-daughter team, Lisa Mendelson and Lindsey Mendelson, who will be engaging younger professionals and philanthropists with pre-events and promotions. Returning as the Special Events Chair is Olga Guilarte, director of the Carmen Rebozo Foundation. Also on the “Claws for Kids” committee are Vanessa Bertran, Willie Ho, Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Raúl Rodríguez Jácome, Rae Stein, Virginia Vich and Mark Walker, MD.

“This event continues to grow each year,” said Kramer. “It’s exciting for us to see both steadfast supporters as well as new faces enjoying Joe’s delicious cuisine to raise funds to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Table sponsorships range from $2,500 to $10,000. Underwriting opportunities also are available, and individual tickets are priced at $250. For information, please contact Rhia Hunter at (305) 446-9910 ext. 30, or via email at rhunter@bgcmia.org.

5th Annual All-In for All-Stars Charity Poker Tournament 4/6/19

5th Annual All-In for All-Stars Charity Poker Tournament
Saturday, 04/06/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Lobster Bar & Sea Grille
404 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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All-In for All-Stars charity poker is our annual flagship event in South Florida. Now in its 5th year, this exclusive event has raised over $2.1M for the 90,000 at-risk youth served daily by After-School All-Stars in South Florida and across the country. After-School All-Stars has been dedicated to helping low-income kids for 25 years and was founded by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.

Hosted by Wayne Boich, Mark Groussman, Sean Posner and Michael Simkins, the distinguished annual event attracts a well-heeled guest list of 150 philanthropists, celebs, pro-athletes, and Hall-of-Famers. The afternoon starts out with red carpet coverage from our media partners, then quickly shifts gears into a very private cocktail party with a relaxed feel for the jet-setter crowd. As the charity poker tournament kicks off, so does the excitement of the NCAA FINAL FOUR games streaming live on HD screens throughout. Exquisite fare from Lobster Bar and handcrafted cocktails flow non-stop throughout the event. Miami Heat Dancers, E11even performers, and Dolphin Cheerleaders add to the beautiful scenery. Guests admire the incredible poker prizes on display including stunning timepieces. Once-in-a-lifetime and luxurious experiences are auctioned off to the highest bidders. The excitement intensifies as the competition narrows it down to the final table of talented players. Who will win it this year?! Join us.

6th Annual Cheers to B! Event 3/30/19

6th Annual Cheers to B! Event
Saturday, 03/30/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gallery of Amazing Things
481 South Federal Highway,
Dania, Florida 33004
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Enjoy a night of modern art, inspired antiques, live music, delectable food, and creative libations as you
B THE DIFFERENCE for those affected by Neurofibromatosis at the Sixth Annual CHEERS TO B!

The evening will kick-off with a cocktail reception where guests have the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of the museum, bid in a silent auction, enjoy bites and strike a pose in an interactive photo experience. The offerings will continue as the evening progresses to a seated buffet dinner, courtesy of Catering the Event, sweet treats by LA Sweetz with beautiful décor sponsored by The Queens Flowers. The event will culminate with a live auction featuring Auctioneer Extraordinaire Jim Berz as well as highlights from past recipients and hosts of B Happy Trips. Surprises are in-store throughout the evening.

General Admission tickets are available for $200/person; a table of ten with a bottle of champagne is available for $2,000.00. Adults ages 21 – 30 can select a special discounted ticket price of $75/person.

The Sixth Annual CHEERS TO B! event is brought to you by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization B THE DIFFERENCE. All proceeds from this event help support patients and their families through the B Happy program.

IKF Wonderfund Circle of Heroes Luncheon 4/4/19

IKF Wonderfund Circle of Heroes Luncheon
Thursday, 04/04/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $250

The Circle of Heroes was established in 2007 as a membership group to support the mission of the International Kids Fund (IKF Wonderfund).

This powerful group of generous individuals come together at the annual Circle of Heroes Luncheon to celebrate the work of the IKF Wonderfund and to raise crucial funds. This event benefits the IKF’s Circle of Heroes program and contributes significantly each year to our ability to help children receive medical treatments.

This year we are celebrating eleven years of miracles made possible by our Circle of Heroes Members. Through their support, hundreds of children with healthcare needs beyond the scope of their local hospitals receive the best care possible at Holtz Children’s Hospital.
We ask for your support and for your consideration to become a Hero.

Purchase your luncheon sponsorship or your tickets/table. For more information please contact Yolanda Abuabara-Tappen at yolanda.abuabaratap@jhsmiami.org or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).

Vanessa Baez Memorail Women’s Brunch 3/24/19

Vanessa Baez Memorail Women’s Brunch
Sunday, 03/24/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:30 pm
Brava by Brad Kilgore at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd.,
MIAMI, Florida 33138
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Cost: $70 – $700

This year marks the 15th year of the Vanessa Baez Memorial Women’s Brunch, an event created to remember the short life of Vanessa Baez, a mother, daughter, and sister who demonstrated extraordinary courage while battling sarcoidosis.

Each year this brunch fosters a growing sisterhood of creative and inspiring women in Miami joined together while “Celebrating Everyday Women With Extraordinary Courage.” The brunch includes a delicious buffet and cocktails, amazing raffle prizes, and an exciting and entertaining live auction. This year’s brunch will be returning to the elegant BRAVA by Brad Kilgore and will feature award-winning chef, author and TV Host Michelle Bernstein as the Guest Speaker.

The Vanessa Baez Memorial Women’s Brunch is the closing event of the Spoken Soul Festival, a volunteer-run 3-day event supporting local women artists in support of international SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now). Proceeds of this fundraiser support the Spoken Soul Festival. Details on this year’s added beneficiary will be announced in 2019.

Special thanks to this year’s Host Committee Members include: Ana Corrales, Betty Llorente, Carla Hill, Loni Johnson, Marie Vickles, Rebekah Lengel & Terri Johnson.
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