The Bass Presents Night at the Museum 3/1/19

The Bass Presents Night at the Museum
Friday, 03/01/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Catch the vibe and join our tribe into the neon jungle for Night at the Museum 2019, The Bass’ annual spring fundraiser! Featuring music by RICHIE HELL, an installation by Haiiileen and a photo experience by Capture POD. Purchase a membership at the Affiliate ($250) level or above and receive access for you and a guest, plus enjoy year-round membership benefits. This is a members-only event-please join, renew or upgrade to attend!

Child Rescue Coalition’s Eat, Drink and Be Giving Gala Featuring Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Smart 2/22/19

Child Rescue Coalition’s Eat, Drink and Be Giving Gala Featuring Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Smart
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 06:00 pm –
Delray Beach Marriott
10 North Ocean Blvd.,
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
RSVP / Register
Cost: $275

Elizabeth Smart, international child abduction advocate and New York Times best-selling author, will be the keynote speaker for Child Rescue Coalition’s (CRC) fourth annual “Eat, Drink and Be Giving” Gala. Proceeds from the evening will enhance Child Rescue Coalition’s technological developments, increase law enforcement training and rescue thousands of children from sexual exploitation and abuse.

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Despite this traumatic experience, she has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and national legislation. The founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, Smart has also helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions. She chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-selling book, “My Story.” In addition, she and other abduction survivors worked with the Department of Justice to create a survivors’ guide, entitled, “You’re Not Alone: The Journey from Abduction to Empowerment.” Her most recent book, “Where There’s Hope,” is both an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her healing process and a heartfelt how-to guide for readers to make peace with the past and embrace the future.

Sponsored by TransUnion, the evening will celebrate law enforcement officers’ successful utilization of Child Rescue Coalition’s Child Protection System (CPS) Technology, with an elegant dinner, awards presentation and exciting live and silent auctions. To date, CRC’s CPS Technology is used free of charge by more than 11,000 law enforcement officials in 50 states and 90 countries and has been instrumental in helping to put an end to child sexual abuse. Child Rescue Coalition has assisted in the arrest of over 11,000 child predators and the rescues of over 2,500 abused children in the last five years.

Tickets start at $275 per person and are available via For more information, please call (561) 208-9000 or visit

About Child Rescue Coalition
Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a south Florida-based nonprofit organization with global reach, has spent the past decade building the world’s most sophisticated technology to hunt online predators. Through proactive partnerships with law enforcement, the nonprofit’s system has tracked 54 million offenders around the world in order to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. With a mission of protecting innocence through technology, the technology developed by CRC has aided in the arrest of more than 11,000 predators and rescued over 2,500 abused children in the last five years. For more information, visit or call (561) 208-9000.

The Grand Gala 3/16/19

The Grand Gala
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1900 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

On behalf of Baptist Health South Florida, you and a guest are cordially invited to The Grand Gala on Saturday, March 16 at 6:00 pm.

The largest social and fundraising event in the organization’s history, slated for at the newly renovated, iconic Miami Beach Convention Center. Over 1,000 guests and donors across South Florida will be in attendance in support of the organization with proceeds to benefit the Baptist Health charity of each gala-goer’s choice.

MEDNAX Health Solutions serving as the Gala’s title sponsor and Grand Gala co-chairs include Baptist Health President & CEO Brian E. Keeley and Suzanne Keeley, Ph.D., Lani Kahn Drody as Host Committee Chair. The evening will feature a silent auction, a seated dinner and performance by the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated singer and pianist, Michael Feinstein.

South Florida 37th Annual Red Cross Ball 3/16/19

South Florida 37th Annual Red Cross Ball
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 03/17/2019 07:00 pm – 01:30 am
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: $1000

“Surround Yourself in Red” at Our 37th Annual Red Cross Ball!

The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross will celebrate its 37th Annual Red Cross Ball – “Surround Yourself In Red” – on Saturday, March 16 at the InterContinental Miami. Chaired by Amanda Altman and Janine and Dax Bello, the Ball will honor past chairs and recognize the lifesaving services provided by the American Red Cross.

The fabulous fête will be followed by the 2nd annual Party In Red, the official afterparty of the Red Cross Ball where the city’s brightest young professionals will gather to continue the celebration.

The Red Cross Ball will raise funds for the American Red Cross’ disaster preparedness, response and recovery programs and services, continuing its tradition and commitment to Greater Miami & The Keys.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Red Cross Ball are available by contacting Diana Rojas at

Party in Red 3/16/19

Party in Red
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 03/17/2019 09:30 pm – 01:30 am
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: $150

Party In Red is the official afterparty of the 37th Annual Red Cross Ball.

Miami’s brightest young professionals will gather at the InterContinental Miami on Saturday, March 16 to continue the celebration at one of South Florida’s most prestigious social fundraising events of the year.

Chaired by Carolyn Hicks, Amy Poliakoff and Michele Reese

9:30 p.m. | Arrival and Reception
10 p.m. | Party

For more information, please contact Diana Rojas at (305) 389 4778 or

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala 3/9/19

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Mandarin Oriental
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33141

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala
Mentor and scholarship program founders Jennifer Valoppi & Don Browne and Gala Chair Marisa Toccin Lucas request your presence at the Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala.
Featuring our leadership award recipient David Muir of ABC World News tonight and Marquee Sponsor The Collection honoring Jayne Weintraub-sale Mentor of the Year, Marc H. Auerbach Esq., Marc I. Goldsand Esq. & Cozen O’Connor Excellence Award, Miami-Dade Leadership Council Empowerment Award. Auction sponsored by Gigi Whitman & Bal Harbour Shops.
To reserve contact Beatrice at
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Cocktails at 7 and Dinner at 8.30pm
Black Tie
Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131

Be a Superhero at the Mom Squad of JAFCO Gala on 2/2/19

Be a Superhero at the Mom Squad of JAFCO Gala
Saturday, 02/02/2019 – 07:30 pm –
The Venue
2345 Wilton Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305
RSVP / Register
Cost: $125 per person $250 for VIP per person

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of their strength, but by the size of their heart.” Be a superhero and join the JAFCO Mom Squad for an unforgettable evening at their annual Gala on Saturday evening, February 2, 2019. This year’s Superhero event will take place at The Venue in Wilton Manors featuring a lounge-style dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles and dancing. All proceeds go to supporting the children of JAFCO. Tickets are selling fast for this great event that sold out in 2018.

The Mom Squad consists of Natalie Apel, Jackie Arboleda, Michelle Bernstein, Liza Brown, Kim Faro, Mara Freedman, Stefanie Karasik, Diana Lange and Haley Walker. The Mom Squad was founded in 2017 to introduce the next generation of philanthropy to JAFCO’s lifechanging services.

Event sponsors include Presenting Sponsor BH3 / Gregory Freedman and Daniel Lebensohn; Diamond Sponsor Tropical Chevrolet; Platinum Sponsors Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Urban Resource LLC and Daniel Veitia; Gold Sponsors Boardwalk Properties, Prestige Physicians – Dr. Kira Fenton and Dr. Cristina Savu and The Vera Medical Institute; and Silver Sponsors Barnett Dermatology – Dr. Channing Barnett, The Faro Group / Kim & Forrest Faro, Grosman Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Marc Brown, P.A., My Plantation Dentist – Heidi R. Finkelstein, Rose Architects and Tokar Family Chiropractic – Dr. Carly Tokar.

Save-the-World Sponsorships available. For additional information, please contact

Be A Voice Gala by Voices For Children Foundation 1/19/19

Be A Voice Gala by Voices For Children Foundation
Saturday, 01/19/2019 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33131

Now in its 23rd edition, the Voices For Children Foundation will host its fundraiser the 2019 Be A Voice Gala at Mandarin Oriental on Saturday, January 19th with Chairs Brad and Suzanne Meltzer to support the foster care youth of Miami-Dade County. The theme of this year’s gala is Make Magic, presented by Susan and Alex Samas in loving memory of Jeffrey C. Samas.
Welcoming 500 of Miami’s most philanthropic and influential community leaders and business professionals to the black tie affair, funds raised at the event will benefit Miami-Dade’s abused, abandoned and neglected children to help ensure they have a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem and that financial assistance and other resources are available for their health, educational, and social needs.
The evening will commence at 7 PM with an elegant cocktail reception featuring strolling magicians and entertainers. The elaborately decorated Grand Ballroom will open its doors at 8 PM where guests will enjoy a three course dinner, a live auction, special entertainment by DJ Kucha and a moving testimonial of a youth whose life has been highly impacted by the work of Voices For Children and the Guardian ad Litem Program.
Individual tickets for the gala are $1,000, while tables of ten start at $7,500. To purchase a table or tickets or for information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Carolina Alfonso at 305-324-3856 or by email at

Miami Seaquarium : Reef Ranger Teen Leadership Course 1/9/19

Miami Seaquarium : Reef Ranger Teen Leadership Course
Wednesday, 01/09/2019 – 01/30/2019 06:00 pm –
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33149
Cost: $150

Miami Seaquarium announces a new Reef Ranger Leadership course for teenager’s ages 13-18 years old who are interested in marine conservation and how they can become active environmental members in their community. If you know a high school student interested in environmental stewardship, community service hours and a great resume builder, then this month-long course is for them. There will be a total of eight course meetings throughout the month. The program takes place at Miami Seaquarium beginning at 6 p.m. By the end of this course, the teenagers gain the following experiences:Leadership in their community, educating peers on local conservation issues.Awareness on local endangered species and the conservation efforts in place to protect them.Understanding the importance of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – and different ways to live sustainably, and how this connects to our environment.Knowledge in the marine conservation field to put on their resume.

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services Invites You to Poseidon’s Night Gala 3/16/19

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services Invites You to Poseidon’s Night Gala
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $175

Each year, Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services holds an annual fundraising gala to benefit its life-changing, residential and community outreach services for local kids and families. We are thrilled to announce that our annual gala, Poseidon’s Night: Rising from the Depths, will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Our gala promises to lead you on an adventure through Poseidon’s watery realm, where you will encounter a deluge of provocative delights for all your senses! If you’ve been to any of our previous Miami Bridge galas, you know you’ll have the time of your life. If you haven’t been to one, it’s time to get your feet wet!

Baptist Health South Florida | The Grand Gala 3/16/19

Baptist Health South Florida | The Grand Gala
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 am
Miami Beach Convention Center
1900 Washington Ave,
Miami, Florida 33139

Gala Chairs: Baptist Health President and CEO Brian E. Keeley and Dr. Suzanne Keeley Susan Kahn, Honorary Chair Lani Kahn Drody, Host Committee Chair Baptist Health Foundation requests the pleasure of your company at The Grand Gala.

Presented by MEDNAX Health Solutions Benefiting Baptist Health South Florida

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center
1900 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Reception and Silent Auction at 7:30 PM.

Dinner & Program at 9:30 PM.

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Black Tie event

About Baptist Health South Florida: The mission of Baptist Health Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and build extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare at Baptist Health South Florida.

For more Information: 786-467-5400 |

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The biltmore hotel will host a masquarade ball To ring in the new year 12/31/18

The biltmore hotel will host a masquarade ball To ring in the new year
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 08:30 pm – 01:00 am
Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Cost: $150 – $495+

The Biltmore Hotel Miami – Coral Gables is hosting an upscale New Year’s Eve masquerade ball for guests looking to ring in the New Year like never before. The New Year’s celebration will include two distinct events for guests to enjoy. In the Granada Ballroom, guests will have access to a premium open bar along with an elaborate four-course dinner, where the band Flavor will be play live music throughout the evening. Guests can also purchase a ticket to celebrate in the Alhambra Ballroom, which also includes a premium open bar, as well as a delectable sweet and savory dessert buffet, and an entertaining DJ who will play music to an incredible laser and light show provided by Event Factor.

When the clock strikes 12p.m., fireworks will light up the sky over the recently renovated golf course, champagne will flow and cigars will be offered on the terrace for a truly spectacular welcome to the New Year.

Tickets to the Gala Dinner at the Granada Ballroom are $495++ and tickets to the Dessert Lounge are $150++.

Baller Alert Foundation Night with the Ballers 11/30/18

Baller Alert Foundation Night with the Ballers
Friday, 11/30/2018 – 12/01/2018 07:00 pm – 02:00 am
Paradise Event Plaza
151 NE 41 St,
Miami, Florida 33137
Cost: 150

The Baller Alert Foundation (BAF) is dedicated to promote the power of arts and culture to build community in underserved areas. BAF will seek to engage youth in the community who typically lack access in experiencing the arts or developing their own artistic abilities. Providing an educational component as well as access and exposure to careers that promote creativity and the use of arts & culture will promote educational achievement, leadership and business planning skills, and positive pathways to success.

BAF focuses on developing and administering educational programs by leveraging the Baller Alert platform to create programming that will allow youth to learn about the entertainment industry from a business perspective, while also promoting higher education and internship options to support these career opportunities. These programs will provide access to industry professionals and explore a diverse range of careers in the music business using differentiated instruction and a hands-on approach to learning.

Join Baller Alert Foundation (BAF) for a “Night with the Ballers” on November 30th at Paradise Plaza in the Miami Design Destrict. This will be a night under the stars with complimentary bites from local restaurants and amazing harbour views. Guests will enjoy an open bar and casino games with the chance to win amazing prizes from JetSmarter, hotel stays, and more.

This event will host the BAF community and VIP members from the entertainment industry. Performance by American rapper, Trina, this is one event you won’t want to miss!

For VIP tickets, event sponsorship opportunities, or questions please contact Cristina Mas at

Golden Angels Gala 1/26/19

Golden Angels Gala
Sunday, 01/26/2019 – 01/26/2019 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
RSVP / Register
Cost: $1,000

The annual Golden Angles Gala is one of the most glamorous and anticipated social events of the season. We are proud to have our community leaders, corporate partners and philanthropists join us to not only raise vital funds for the Miracle Fund at Jackson Health Foundation but to share a fun and exciting evening.

In addition to supporting the Miracle Fund, which allows Jackson Health System and its programs to grow and expand their reach to all Miami-Dade residents, the evening is extremely special as we honor the great support Jackson has received from the community. We are proud to share the great accomplishments and miracles made at Jackson and to also show our gratitude to all of our donors and our very special Golden Angel Society members.
Your seat is waiting for you!

For more information on the gala please contact Vicky Castro at or call (305) 585-4483.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Aaron Puckett at or call (305) 585-4483.

Celebrity Beach Soccer Match 11/17/18

Celebrity Beach Soccer Match
Saturday, 11/17/2018 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
W South Beach
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Cost: 75$ to 200$ VIP

Presented by GACP Sports in partnership with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, soccer meets philanthropy on Saturday, November 17th with the first annual Celebrity Beach SoccerMatch. The fundraising event will feature a 7 v. 7 exhibition match with celebrities, athletes and SI Swimsuit models, benefiting Best Buddies. Confirmed participants include actor Ryan Phillippe, NFL’s Chad Ochocinco Johnson and Rashad Jennings, Redskin’s Santana Moss, and LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Olivia Culpo, Kate Bock, Camille Kostek, Myla Dalbesio, Robin Holzken, Hunter McGrady, Samantha Hoopes, Anne de Paula, Haley Kalil, Jasmyn Wilkins, Genie Bouchard, Brenna Huckaby and Tara Lynn.
The game commences beach side at 11AM at 2201 Collins Avenue in South Beach where participating soccer legends, models and celebrities will gather for a friendly beach soccer match. The event will feature premium spirits stations, VIP lounges and experiential activations.
More than 1,000 guests will be welcomed to the star-studded event, including sports fans, socialites, business leaders, notable philanthropists and jetsetters with a common goal of raising funds for the Best Buddies organization.
Fashionably Early Specials is available until November 3 with General Admission at $75 and VIP at $200 and can be purchased

Phil Collins, Jon Secada, Emily Estefan and more at Dreaming on the Beach Gala 11/15/18

Phil Collins, Jon Secada, Emily Estefan and more at Dreaming on the Beach Gala
Thursday, 11/15/2018 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
fillmore theater
1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning music legend Phil Collins and partner Orianne Collins are proud to announce three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer Jon Secada of hit song “Just Another Day”, Miami-based rock band 5800, Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s daughter Emily Estefan, Mohamed Moretta – Get Down on It LIVE – and various surprise artists, Alex Di Leo alternative folk pop singer, and piano protégé Nicolas Comi will perform at the 4th Annual Dreaming on the Beach Gala on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Phil Collins returns as the Gala’s headliner, while lauded and notable TV anchor Louis Aguirre joins co-founder Orianne Collins, philanthropist and designer of Orianne Collins Jewellery, for the second consecutive year as host and celebrity emcee

Men of Style 2018 11/29/18

Men of Style 2018
Thursday, 11/29/2018 – 11/29/2018 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Cost: $75

Twelve prominent South Florida men will strut the runway during The Galleria’s 12th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand. The evening of food, fashion and fun will honor 12 influential South Florida men who will work the runway in support of philanthropy. The illustrious dozen, each representing one of 12 participating charities, are:

• Bob Becker (Kids in Distress)
• Heiko Dobrikow (Covenant House Florida)
• Andrew Heller (Jack & Jill Children’s Center)
• Ricardo Moncada (HANDY)
• Peter Moore (Leadership Broward Foundation)
• George Moraitis (Henderson Behavioral Health)
• John Passalacqua (Art and Culture Center / Hollywood)
• Stefan Pastor (Take Stock in Children of Broward County)
• William Peters (Florida Children’s Theatre)
• Cam Rogers (Fort Lauderdale Historical Society)
• Max Rudolf (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
• Alex Zatik (Arc Broward).

Guests will be treated to gourmet selections from Truluck’s, The Capital Grille, Blue Martini, Arc Broward Culinary Institute, Cucina Caruso Italian Market, Gallery One Hotel, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa, Seasons 52, Mammoth Coffee Roasting Company, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, Ocean 2000, Potions in Motion, Sweeter Days Bake Shop and The Spice Lab, plus open bar and live entertainment. The highlight of the evening will be the fashion runway show that will feature the Men of Style honorees as they work the runway wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s and Dillard’s.

General admission tickets priced at $75 are still available (includes open bar and complimentary valet parking). Men of Style guests will receive The Galleria’s “Passport of Savings,” which features store incentives valued at far more than the cost of the event ticket from select mall retailers and restaurants.

To reserve tickets, visit

Our Little Roses 30th Anniversary Gala 10/13/18

Our Little Roses 30th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, 10/13/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ancient Spanish Monastery
16711 W Dixie Hwy,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
Cost: $125 General Admission & $175 VIP Champagne Reception

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of Our Little Roses’ Ministry in Honduras. Thirty years ago, Diana Frade committed to preparing Honduran girls to be integral members of society by creating an atmosphere of love, self-reliance, and respect. Today, Our Little Roses continues the commitment to empower young women through education, love, and faith.

You are invited to join the celebration! The evening kicks off with a VIP Champagne Hour and Exclusive Meet-and-Greet with Diana Frade herself! The night continues with music, delicious hors d’ouevres, a silent auction, and dancing.

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert 11/10/18

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert
Saturday, 11/10/2018 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
University of Miami Donna E. Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive,
Miami, Florida 33146
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Cost: Tickets: $125 Early Bird price, $150 starting October 19th

10 years in the making: an epic celebration of mentorship through the arts. Join Guitars Over Guns on November 10th, 2018 for the 5th Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the University of Miami Student Center.

Guests will enjoy incredible performances from Guitars Over Guns mentors, alumni and special guests, not to mention a selection of award-wi

nning eats and beverages from some of Miami’s hottest restaurants and an unbelievable silent auction featuring 5-star trips, experiences, fine art and so much more. The evening will be emceed by CBS Miami news personality Jim Berry, and will feature a retrospective look at the organization’s 10 years of empowering Miami-Dade youth through music and mentorship.

Last year with the community’s support, Guitars Over Guns raised $165,000 to support our arts-based mentoring programs for Miami’s at-risk youth. With these funds, over 700 kids are being served at 14 sites through the Summer of 2018, bringing the total to over 2,500 youth served over the last 9 years. This year, our goal is to raise $300,000, allowing Guitars Over Guns to transform the futures of 500 additional students living in Miami-Dade County’s most disadvantaged communities.

This event celebrates Guitars Over Guns’ 10 years of of making music and changing lives. Our programs offer students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship with professional musicians to help them overcome hardship, find their voice and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Guitars Over Guns creates safe spaces for youth to express themselves through music and empowers them to make positive choices at school, at home and in their communities. 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! Learn more about Guitars Over Guns at

2018 Footy’s Bubbles & Bones Gala 11/9/18

2018 Footy’s Bubbles & Bones Gala
Friday, 11/09/2018 – 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 S Ocean Drive,
Hollywood, Florida 33019
Cost: Individual tickets are $500 & $650. Tables are $5000 & $6500

The evening will begin with world-class champagne and gourmet chicken wings, hence, “Bubbles & Bones”! The Gala will also feature a delicious sit down dinner, followed by dancing the night away. This year’s Bubbles & Bones Gala will be honoring Barry Kates, and is chaired by Julie Wilson-Watson. Proceeds from Bubbles & Bones benefit Here’s Help, Inc.

GLBX of Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce to Launch the Inaugural Business Community Ally (BCA) Awards Presented by Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina 10/2/18

GLBX of Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce to Launch the Inaugural Business Community Ally (BCA) Awards Presented by Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
Tuesday, 10/02/2018 – 10/02/2018 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Pier Sixty-Six
2301 SE 17 Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
Cost: $45 for members, $55 for non-members

The GLBX (Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange) Business Community Ally Awards presented by Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (2301 SE 17 Street Fort Lauderdale) will debut on Tuesday, October 2, from 6 – 8 p.m. This new recognition event with six award categories will showcase individuals along with business and government entities that are successfully doing business with the LGBT+ community, defining and implementing diversity and inclusion policies and supporting worthy related causes. This year’s category winners are: Business Ally (Citrix), Business Leader (Susan Renneisen/Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino), Impact (Ilene Berliner & Mark Ketcham), Advocate (City of Wilton Manors), Legacy (Steve Rothaus) and Visionary (Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau).

Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception while overlooking the city from almost every point of view in The Pier Top Restaurant at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina. An open bar, culinary delights and entertainment will complement the awards ceremony which will be presented by local business leaders and sponsors. Complimentary valet parking is included in the ticket price.

Sponsors of this event are Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina as the lead presenter, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Memorial Healthcare System, The Eppy Group, Hotspots Media Group, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Magazine, Bow Tie Gurl and GPR/Goodman Public Relations.

Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards at the Pier Top Restaurant at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina are $45 for members and $55 for non-members and can be purchased at

62nd Annual Vizcaya Ball “East Meets West” 11/17/18

62nd Annual Vizcaya Ball “East Meets West”
Saturday, 11/17/2018 – 07:00 pm – 05:00 am
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33129

This year, Vizcaya Ball organizers pave the “silk road” for philanthropists and attendees to explore the Eastern influences of the historic estate during the upcoming 62nd Annual Vizcaya Ball.
To the naked eye, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens design was decidedly Italian but woven into its tapestry are influences and inspiration that came from well beyond Europe and reached further east.
Examples can be found in the water channels in the Fountain Garden, reminiscent of Moghul garden design in Rajasthan; life-size sculpted peacocks in the Marine Garden symbolizing India; the O-bridge in the same garden inspired by similar bridges in China and Japan; and the Casba, the tiled, domed folly making playful reference to the Middle East. The decor in the Breakfast room and the Cathay guest bedroom in the Main House most aptly illustrates Chinoiserie, the style based on European interpretation of Chinese and Asian art and décor.
These influences will be celebrated as funds are raised for the continued preservation of the National Historic Landmark on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. presented by Chopard and fashions by renowned designer Naeem Khan. Music is provided by the Danny Beck Band and fireworks display by Add Fire of Miami.
To purchase tickets or a table for Vizcaya’s Ball, “East Meets West,” visit

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 12th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala 11/10/18

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 12th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala
Saturday, 11/10/2018 – 06:30 pm –
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: $500 per person

On Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Gala, with the exciting theme “A Night in Havana,” at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. 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, for area children who need them the most.

The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed at 8 p.m. by dinner, the program, dancing and live entertainment. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and socialites will be among the guests, who will enjoy a themed-evening full of surprises such as a classic car on display, luxurious and unique auction items, a large raffle giveaway of a 3-wheel motorcycle, and much more. Guests will also have a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations.

Norwegian Cruise Line will provide entertainment from its onboard production “Havana,” along with music by Albita Rodriguez.

The Confidante Miami Beach Hotel Presents Nestor Arenas’ Art Installation 5/31/18

The Confidante Miami Beach Hotel Presents Nestor Arenas’ Art Installation
Thursday, 05/31/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Confidante Miami Beach
4041 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost: Free

The Confidante Miami Beach unveils its next installation of the hotel’s rotating solo art exhibit. The installation is Cuban artist, Nestor Arenas’ “Transformers Landscapes”. Arenas’ installation will include an imaginary reflection on the possible futures of Cuba and Cuban culture. Depicting a process of transition, the art will offer a look into the failure of the communist utopia of the Revolution and the new socio-culture scenario opened by the relations between Cuban and the United States. Throughout the artist meet-and-greet, Bird & Bone will offer happy hour specials including half off beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

Art, Wine and Jazz Night 4/12/18

Art, Wine and Jazz Night
Thursday, 04/12/2018 – 05:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Atton Brickell Miami's Uva Bar
1500 SW 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33129
Cost: Free

This Thursday from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m., indulge your senses in a wine tasting as you gaze upon contemporary artwork and sway to the buzz of live jazz.  Artists will intermix with guests and create new pieces directly in the center of the excitement.  The unique works featured come from Wynwood’s Eduardo Lira Art Gallery. Stop by for a few minutes or hang out for the entire event–all are welcome at the Art, Wine and Jazz Night at Atton Brickell Miami’s Uva Bar.  

Atton Brickell’s art and jazz night happens every Thursday featuring a happy hour menu. On the second Thursday of each month, in addition to the happy hour menu, the night includes a wine tasting.

Urban Warrior Awards 4/19/18

Urban Warrior Awards
Thursday, 04/19/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
111 NE 1st Street 7th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $60-$500

MCAD promotes awareness and appreciation of the ways in which architecture and urban design influence and enhance the quality of life in our community. The new signature event recognizes individuals who have accomplished much to better our urban landscape.

Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association 24th Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon 4/30/18

Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association 24th Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon
Monday, 04/30/2018 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $80-$90

On Monday, April 30th, the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) will honor over 400 hotel employees across Miami-Dade County during their annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon. Over 950 hospitality, corporate and government leaders will join our hoteliers and their management teams to celebrate their hourly hotel employees, the “heart” of our tourism industry. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the event.

The 28 employee categories range from Bellmen and Housekeepers to Culinary and Engineering employees. Additionally, five hotels will be recognized for their excellence in the categories of Diversity, Environmental, Quality, Community Relations and Employee Relations.

Actors’ Playhouse 27th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction 4/14/18

Actors’ Playhouse 27th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Cost: $250

Extravagant voyages provided by Azamara Club Cruises, worldwide travel from the leading global airline network Star Alliance, a one-year lease for a 2018 Lexus RX 350, and many more of life’s indulgences will await guests’ bids at the 27th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction. Presented by Actors’ Playhouse and Lexus of Kendall, attendees will be treated to culinary offerings from more than 30 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants, wine and champagne courtesy of Breakthru Beverage Florida, and an open bar sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A. Bob Soper, former CBS Miami meteorologist, and celebrity auctioneer for the past 27 years, will conduct the live auction alongside Actors’ Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco. Proceeds from this year’s annual major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, will provide funding for the organization’s youth programming that educates and enriches over 60,000 children each year.

Diversity Honors 4/27/18

Diversity Honors
Friday, 04/27/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33314
Cost: $200 plus service fee

The Fourth Annual Diversity Honors presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park will spotlight those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. Emceed by WSVN’s Lynn Martinez, the black-tie optional celebration serves as a kick-off to Harvey Milk Day events around the world.

This year’s honorees are Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, with the Harvey Milk Foundation Honors Medal award presented by Stuart Milk, nephew of the late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk (1930-1978). Craig Stevens, WSVN-TV anchor, David Richardson, Florida State Representative serving District 113 and current primary candidate for Congress in Florida’s 27th District and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance will also be recognized as local leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBTQ community.

The magical evening will commence with an elegant cocktail reception featuring live entertainment and an interactive balloon pop and raffle of more than 200 luxury items. Dinner will be a feast for the senses with creative cuisine at pop-up food stations plus an open bar. A memorable awards presentation will be followed by a decadent Stoli After-party with desserts, live entertainment, dancing and flowing spirits, also to be held at the Hard Rock Event Center.

5 6 7 8 Lamentations of Two Broadway-Bound Showgirls: A Benefit Concert 4/7/18

5 6 7 8 Lamentations of Two Broadway-Bound Showgirls: A Benefit Concert
Saturday, 04/07/2018 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Area Stage Company
1560 S. Dixie Hwy Suite 103,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Cost: $10-$25

The addictive, inspiring art of musical theater – and some of its most beloved songs – will be featured in a benefit concert for Area Stage Company and Conservatory. In 5’6”, 7, 8 – Lamentations of Two Broadway Bound Showgirls, accomplished performers Rebecca Ashton and Carolina Ordoñez, backed by a group of budding young ASC artists, will perform new and classic Broadway hits, while relating the ups, downs and comic misadventures of performing, auditioning and teaching.
All proceeds from the April 7 concert will benefit ASC’s moving fund. The beloved theater and conservatory must leave its longtime home at the Riviera Theater in Coral Gables at the end of the next season. The non-profit organization, which has, for almost 30 years, produced critically acclaimed productions and provided an unparalleled theatrical education to thousands of Miami-Dade students, is currently seeking a new, permanent home.

American Red Cross hosts 36th Annual Ball 4/7/18

American Red Cross hosts 36th Annual Ball
Saturday, 04/07/2018 – 06:30 pm – 02:00 am
Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: Varies

The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter will host their 36th Annual Red Cross Ball, “A Masquerade in Red,” on April 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. The annual ball raises funds for the Red Cross preparedness and response programs and this year will be honoring Iberia-American pop music icon, Chayanne.

Chayanne, who has served on the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet, will be receiving the Crystal Cross Award, which honors celebrities and entertainers who have shown exemplary support of the Red Cross mission. Chayanne has played a crucial role in supporting blood donations and disaster relief efforts, especially following Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico.

The event will be chaired by Ana and Cecil Milton alongside Philanthropic Chairs, Swanee and Paul DiMare, and will celebrate the life-saving work done throughout all of South Florida. In addition, the event will also include a Young Professionals Party in Red after party. Cocktails and mingling begin at 9:30 p.m. and doors will be open at 10:30 p.m.

For additional information, visit

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend 2018 3/17/18

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend 2018
Saturday, 03/17/2018 – 09:00 pm –
Miami Design District l Jungle Plaza & Palm Court
140 NE 39th Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
Buy Tickets
Cost: $50 – $525

Please join us for

Hearts and Stars Gala 2018: The Temple of RA

The Little Lighthouse Foundation, the esteemed organization that assists undeserved children and their families in South Florida, is celebrating their beautiful Gala in Miami’s Design District that is set to transform into The Temple of RA.

Guests enjoy an over-the-top display complete with musical acts, full-service open bar and tastings from South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers.

Link to purchase tickets:

Bash on the Bay Celebrating Commodore Munroe’s 167th Birthday 3/24/18

Bash on the Bay Celebrating Commodore Munroe’s 167th Birthday
Saturday, 03/24/2018 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway,
Miami, Florida 33133
Cost: $60

Help celebrate the birthday of one of the first settlers of South Florida at the annual Commodore Munroe’s Birthday Bash at the Barnacle Historic State Park with dinner, dancing and a silent auction with amazing art, gifts and trips. Dress up in period costumes (1851 – 1933). or wear your best funky Coconut Grove attire.
The party is $50 for Members, $10 for children and $60 for non members in advance. Gate prices for non members are $70 per ticket.
To order tickets, visit the website, , or call Jessica at 305-442-6866
or email:

#HIPHOP Thursdays 2/22/18

#HIPHOP Thursdays
Thursday, 02/22/2018 – 10:00 pm – 05:00 am
2201 Collins Ave,,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139


WALL Miami is proud to announce: #HIPHOP Thursdays 2.22.18
Sounds by: DonHot

Music Style: Hip Hop
Table Reservations: or 305-938-3130

Follow us: @WALLmiami
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*Lineup subject to change without notice

LLF Hearts & Stars Gala 3/17/18

LLF Hearts & Stars Gala
Saturday, 03/17/2018 – 03/18/2018 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Miami Design District's Jungle Plaza
3801 NE First Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33137
Cost: $150-$500

Please join The Little Lighthouse Foundation for its 9th Annual Hearts & Stars Weekend! Event tickets and ticket packages are available.

Thursday, March 15th from 8-11 PM: Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party at Seaspice. Tickets can be purchased here
Friday, March 16th from 8 PM-12 AM: Private VIP Donor Reception. This is a private, invite only event at a waterfront estate. Admission cannot be purchased.
Saturday, March 17th from 9 PM-2 AM: Hearts & Stars Gala: The Temple of Ra at Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza/Palm Court. Tickets can be purchased here.
Weekend Passes & Packages:

Gala Weekend Pass: One (1) ticket to the Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party at Seaspice, admission for one (1) to the Private VIP Donor Reception, and one (1) Premium ticket to the Hearts & Stars Gala: The Temple of Ra at Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza/Palm Court.
VIP Weekend Package: Four (4) tickets to the Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party, admission for four (4) to the Private Reception, and a VIP Table at the Hearts & Stars Gala: The Temple of Ra which includes ten (10) VIP tickets and unlimited bottle service. This is for nightclub style seating. To purchase a VIP Weekend Package, please contact Jonathan Babicka at or (305) 401-3949.

Flamingo Ball 3/3/18

Flamingo Ball
Saturday, 03/03/2018 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hialeah Park's Citation Room
2200 East 4th Avenue,
Hialah, Florida 33013
Cost: $350

Join HistoryMiami Museum for a sizzling “Tropical Nights”-themed gala in the Hialeah Park Citation Room. Enjoy a sumptuous stone crab and lobster buffet, open bar, and much more. Through exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections and publications, HistoryMiami advocates for helping everyone understand the importance of the past in shaping Miami’s future. Tickets are $350, and proceeds from the gala benefit educational programming at HistoryMiami Museum.

#HouseSaturdays 2/10/18

Saturday, 02/10/2018 – 11:45 pm – 04:30 am
WALL Lounge
2201 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139


WALL Miami is proud to announce: #HouseSaturdays 2.10.18
Sounds by: Loud Luxury + Patrick Pizzorni + Chicco Secci

Music Style: House Music
Table Reservations: or 305-938-3130

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isit our website:
*Lineup subject to change without notice

Big Brothers Big Sister 3/3/18

Big Brothers Big Sister
Sunday, 03/03/2018 – 06:30 pm –
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33131
RSVP / Register
Cost: $1000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, along with presenting partners Carnival Foundation and Carnival Corporation and honorary chair Edie Laquer, will host the nonprofit youth mentoring organization’s “60thAnniversary Little Gems, Big Glow” gala at 6:30 p.m. Saturday,March 3, 2018, at JW Marriott Marquis, located at 225 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. Hundreds of Miami’s corporate and philanthropic elite will join community leaders, supporters and volunteers at the 60th annual fundraiser for an evening of cocktails and a reception, followed by a gourmet dinner and dancing. This year’s event includes a special one and a half hour performance by the Gipsy Kings featuring André Reyes.

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala 3/10/18

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala
Saturday, 03/10/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: 500

Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program requests your presence at our Annual Gala celebrating 20 years of tomorrow on Saturday March 10th at the serene Mandarin Oriental, Miami.

DAS Models Kick Off Season Wall Miami 1/19/18

DAS Models Kick Off Season Wall Miami
Friday, 01/19/2018 – 11:00 pm – 05:00 am
Wall Lounge Miami
2201 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139


WALL Miami is Proud to announce: DAS Model Management Models Kick Off Season
Sounds by: Fred Matters + Youssef + Petie Music
Style: Open Format
Table Reservations:
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*Lineup subject to change without notice

FMD ArtsClub Music Series presents West African Funk 1/17/18

FMD ArtsClub Music Series presents West African Funk
Wednesday, 01/17/2018 – 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Forte Dei Miami
150 Ocean Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139


Join FDM ArtsClub this Wednesday, January 17 at 7:30pm for a night into African Music History with a vinyl set and music lecture by Max Van de Put.

Humanitarian Awards Gala 3/10/18

Humanitarian Awards Gala
Saturday, 03/10/2018 – 03/10/2018 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131

Cost: $500 per person

A record crowd of corporate and community leaders will attend the MCCJ 2018 Humanitarian Dinner where five notable citizens will join the cadre of those who have received the coveted Silver Medallion. The award will be presented to highlight and honor those whose life represents an outstanding contribution to creating an inclusive Miami. This year, the recipients will be honored at the InterContinental Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza, on March 10, 2018.

“The MCCJ has a long history of uniting our community, fostering inclusiveness, and celebrating diversity. This year’s Silver Medallion honorees have helped spread this message of unity as they have each left their mark on Miami’s history,” said Tony Argiz, award’s dinner co-chair. “Conchy and I are honored to serve as the chairs of the MCCJ Humanitarian Dinner, and be able to recognize these deserving individuals. This year’s recipients include Betty T. Ferguson, former Miami-Dade County Commissioner; Rose Ellen Greene, philanthropist; Mitchell Kaplan, co-founder of Miami Book Fair International; and Myron J. “Mike” Brodie, former executive director of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, who will receive his award posthumously. The Clergy Medallion is being given to Rabbi Judith Siegal, senior rabbi of Temple Judea.

Since the establishment of the Humanitarian Awards in 1946, MCCJ has united the community in celebration of Miami’s diversity and in appreciation of those who have helped to build a more welcoming, inclusive, just and cooperative society. MCCJ board chair, Sherry Tropin said that the idea behind this year’s dinner was to use the image of a puzzle to express the fact that there are many pieces that make up Miami. “We each have a place here, but together, we make Miami whole. It’s with that in mind that we’ve chosen Miami: You Fit Right In as this year’s theme”. The award’s dinner will be hosted by the 2018 MCCJ Humanitarian dinner host committee and honorary chairs Effie and Dr. Nelson Adams, Marlene & Bob Josefsberg, and Lisette & Manny Medina.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
7:30 p.m.: Reception
8:30 p.m.: Dinner
10:45 p.m.: After Party

InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

Individual tickets are $500. Sponsorships and tables are available. For information and tickets, call MCCJ at (305) 755-6096 or send an email to

About MCCJ
MCCJ was founded in 1935 as a branch of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. It creates a haven for dialogue, trains inclusive leaders and promotes understanding for all faiths, races and cultures through education, advocacy and conflict resolution. It hosts the oldest interfaith clergy dialog in the United States and presents prejudice reducing programs in local high schools, among other activities. For more information, please visit

DASH Taste of Design 1/26/18

DASH Taste of Design
Friday, 01/26/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Design District's Paradise Plaza
151 NE 41st Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $100 Donation

Miami’s premier Design and Architecture Senior High marks the 10th anniversary of its annual Taste of Design in a new location with the return of an all-star line-up of local chefs.

This year’s festivities will be held in Paradise Plaza, the Design District’s new cutting edge take on art, food and fashion on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 7PM to 10PM. An extension of the popular pedestrian Paseo Ponti, the sculpture-filled plaza includes architecture by Daly Genik, Freehand Buck and MOS. In keeping with past events, the 2018 Taste menu will feature some of Miami’s hottest chefs, including James Beard finalist Brad Kilgore. A special item will also be offered during the annual silent auction: a rare, signed guitar by rock legend Tom Petty.

To celebrate ten years, the event will highlight the achievements of DASH’s remarkable alums as well as future grads.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top high schools in Florida and the U.S. for the last decade, DASH offers a design-driven curriculum taught by industry professionals. Its location in the heart of the Design District provides students with a unique opportunity to see design in action. The annual Taste of Design serves as an important fundraiser to support critical programs, including Portfolio Day. Donations have also helped send dozens of students to important college prep programs around the country, including Parsons and the School for Visual Arts in New York.

Moving to Paradise Plaza puts this year’s Taste at the center of the district’s new cultural hub, providing an opportunity for an art-filled evening. Along the paseo connected to the plaza are sculptures and installations by John Baldessari, The Buckminster Fuller Institute, Konstantin Grcic, Zaha Hadid and Marc Newson. The Institute for Contemporary Art and de la Cruz art collection sit just around the corner.

The 2018 Taste menu features food from two of Kilgore’s new restaurants, Ember and Kaido. Kilgore has twice been nominated as James Beard Rising Star Chef and earned a best new

restaurant nod. Acclaimed chef Dewey LoSasso, who helped turn Miami into a food destination, will also provide dishes. LoSasso, who served as Donatella Versace’s personal chef, has helmed the kitchens at some of Miami’s leading restaurants including The Forge Restaurant/Wine Bar, Schnebly Winery and Miami Brewing Company, LaTour, and The Private Foundlings Club.

Along with the signed guitar, this year’s silent auction will include original artwork, jewelry, dining, spa treatments, home and garden items, skin care goodies, and tickets to major entertainment events.

Tickets are available for a donation of $100. VIP Packages are available for $1000 for a table for ten. For more information or to make a donation, please go to or email:

Nuestro Miami – Cuban American Bar Association Benefit & Installation Gala 1/27/18

Nuestro Miami – Cuban American Bar Association Benefit & Installation Gala
Saturday, 01/27/2018 – 07:00 pm –
Florida International University Arena
11200 sw 8th st,
Miami, Florida 33199
Cost: Gala sponsorships, offering many benefits are available for corporations, organizations, and individuals, range from $3,000 for an “Esmeralda” sponsorship to $50,000 for a “Presenatador” sponsorship. Branded underwriting options, which are 100% tax-deductible, range from $500 to $20,000. Table sponsorships for the gala, which start at $6,000 each, are almost sold out. Tables, tickets and sponsorship information is available at

The Cuban American Bar Association will host its 44th annual benefit and installation gala to raise money for the CABA Foundation, which supports students pursuing legal careers, and CABA Pro Bono Legal Services. This year’s gala highlights our home, Nuestro Miami, and the strides we have made as a people to help this city become what it is today. With hundreds of judges, attorneys, business professionals and community leaders expected to attend, the scholarship fund gala specifically recognizes law students distinguished academically and/or in service-oriented activities as well as law students distinguished in areas of importance to the Cuban-American community.

Junior Orange Bowl 4th Annual Gala A Vintage Circus Under the Stars 3/10/18

Junior Orange Bowl 4th Annual Gala A Vintage Circus Under the Stars
Saturday, 03/10/2018 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: $150.00

Step Right Up!
The Junior Orange Bowl proudly announces its 4th Annual Gala “A Vintage Circus Under the Stars”. This cocktail chic event will take place at the InterContinental Miami on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., with VIPs arriving at 6p.m. The 2018 affair brings an elegant vision all while tying in a childhood memory. This year’s Gala Chair Ana Rivera, the Board of Directors, and Executive Director Alex Markel aim to create a magical evening for the guests. This event will honor The Kiwanis Club of Miami, Mr. Don Slesnick and Mrs. Jeannett Slesnick, as well as the The Biltmore Hotel. The Gala will benefit the Junior Orange Bowl, a non-profit organization, where over 200 business and community leaders will be in attendance all with a joint purpose of raising funds for the 15+ Junior Orange Bowl events, which attract 7,500 youth annually.

YoungArts Backyard Ball Performance and Gala 1/13/18

YoungArts Backyard Ball Performance and Gala
Saturday, 01/13/2018 – 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
YoungArts Campus
2100 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33137


On Saturday, Jan. 13, the National YoungArts Foundation will host its largest annual fundraiser, the Backyard Ball Performance and Gala presented by Max Mara. The culmination of YoungArts’ most prestigious program, National YoungArts Week, the celebratory evening will bring together prominent artists, community leaders, alumni and celebrities to recognize the 2018 winners of the week.
This year’s event will honor playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney for creating the story behind Moonlight, and he will also be in attendance to read a passage from the original work. The elegant evening will also feature a performance by Grammy Award-winning Grace Weber, the first woman signed to Chance the Rapper’s label, and will look back on the generations of artists supported by YoungArts, including celebrity talents like Kerry Washington, Josh Groban and Entourage actor Adrian Grenier to more recent names like artist Daniel Arsham and Crystal Kayiza, a Sundance 2018 Ignite Fellow.
Following the event will be the Backyard Bash—an exclusive after party.

2018 Be A Voice Gala 1/13/18

2018 Be A Voice Gala
Saturday, 01/13/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: Tables start at $7,500 and individual tickets are $1,000 per person

Voices For Children Foundation will host the 2018 Be A Voice Gala with Co-Chairs Brad and Suzanne Meltzer to show support and raise funds for the foster care youth of Miami-Dade County. This event will welcome approximately 500 of Miami’s most philanthropic and influential community leaders and dedicated business professionals.

Splendor in the Garden at Fairchild 1/16/18

Splendor in the Garden at Fairchild
Tuesday, 01/16/2018 – 10:30 am – 02:30 pm
7th Annual Splendor in the Garden Luncheon & Fashion Show
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: 300

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, proudly present Splendor in the Garden, an afternoon of fashion and philanthropy. In its 7th year, Splendor attracts guests from Pinecrest to Palm Beach and is one of the signature fashion events of the season. Leading members of the South Florida community are honored at Splendor, which features a champagne reception, luncheon, fashion show and awards ceremony. All proceeds from this event benefit Fairchild’s numerous programs in conservation, science, children’s education and horticulture.

Gala in the Garden 2/3/18

Gala in the Garden
Saturday, 02/03/2018 – 02/03/2018 06:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: 1000

Gala in the Garden is Fairchild’s largest annual fundraiser. In its 25th year, guests will enjoy an evening of unmatched beauty, while celebrating and supporting our programs in science education, conservation, horticulture and research.

This black tie formal event begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction in the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center, followed by a seated dinner overlooking Pandanus Lake and dancing under the stars. Featured in Miami Magazine as one of South Florida’s “Top 3” not-to-miss parties, this magical evening in the Garden is the most beautiful and fun-filled event of the social season.

Gala in the Garden 2018 is chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa. Tickets start at $1,000 per person. Tables for 10 start at $10,000. For reservations and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susannah Shubin at

The Global Gift Gala – Miami ft. Eva Longoria Bastón & Ricky Martin 12/7/17

The Global Gift Gala – Miami ft. Eva Longoria Bastón & Ricky Martin
Thursday, 12/07/2017 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Eden Roc Nobu Hotel
4525 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140

Cost: $250 – $10,000

The recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico & Florida have left a trail a destruction affecting hundreds of families and communities.
There is an URGENT need for emergency supplies, shelter, food & water. In Puerto Rico, there is still limited power on the island. In several places, many do not have access to clean water, food and dozens of remote villages have been completely cut off from everything for weeks.
We are joining forces in an effort to show support to all of those affected.
Please join Eva Longoria Bastón, Ricky Martin, and distinguished guests in Miami on December 7, in an effort to raise funds, awareness and show their dedication to humanity. A star-studded affair, the event includes a red carpet welcome and champagne reception, a five-course dinner, a thrilling live auction and remarkable performances from world-renowned entertainers.
This unique event is set to be an unforgettable star-studded experience.
PLATINUM TICKET – $1,000USD (Best table placement)
PREMIUM TICKET – $500USD (Premium table placement
GENERAL TICKET – $250USD (General table placement
Table Packages:
10 Invitations for the Cocktail Reception & Gala Dinner (best table placement available)
Company name mentioned in official gala program
Link to Company’s website from FoundationwebsitePREMIUM – $5,000USD
10 Invitations for the Cocktail Reception & Gala Dinner (premium table placement)
Company name mentioned in official gala program
Link to Company’s website from Foundation website
10 Invitations for the Cocktail Reception & Gala Dinner (general table placement)
In collaboration with The Eva Longoria Foundation, Ricky Martin Foundation & the Global Gift Foundation USA