Taste of the NFL Announces Annual Event and Fundraising Campaign 2/1/20

Taste of the NFL Announces Annual Event and Fundraising Campaign
Saturday, 02/01/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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The Big Game is coming to South Florida in 2020, and so is a big party that cannot be missed – Party with a Purpose® by Taste of the NFL (TNFL). TNFL’s annual event traditionally takes place on the eve of the Super Bowl. For its 29th year, it will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward County Convention Center. This year’s star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger.

“When we began in 1992, our goal was to raise money in order to provide meals to those in need,” said TNFL Founder Wayne Kostroski. “Many of the recipients are children and seniors who rely on their local food banks for assistance.”

Since its inception, TNFL – one of the few organizations sanctioned by the NFL – has gathered the country’s top chefs and the NFL’s greatest players to fundraise in support of food banks throughout the United States. To date, TNFL’s programs and events have raised and donated over $26 million for food banks and hunger-related nonprofit organizations in all 32 NFL cities, resulting in more than 220 million meals distributed nationwide. This year’s team of guest hosts includes the legendary Coach Don Shula serving as the National Honorary Chair; Chef Andrew Zimmern – National Culinary Host; Chef Adam Richman – Florida Culinary Host; and Ben Leber as the National Player Host.

Tickets for Party with a Purpose® on Saturday, February 1, 2020 are now on sale at tasteofthenfl.com/tickets. General admission is priced at $700 per person. Those interested in the seated VIP section with extra perks, tables of 10 are available at $10,000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AIA Miami 65th Annual Design Awards Gala 10/4/19

AIA Miami 65th Annual Design Awards Gala
Friday, 10/04/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Historic Hampton House
4240 NW 27th Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost: $125-$175

The American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter invites you to their 65th annual Design Awards Gala on October 4, 2019, at the Historic Hampton House. The awards will honor the best projects in design and showcase the works of architects and architecture students. Students from UM, FIU, Miami Dade and DASH will present their work during a small exhibition at the gala, and three new scholarships will be announced.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapman Partnership’s nextgen After Party 10/26/19

Chapman Partnership’s nextgen After Party
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 10/27/2019 09:00 pm – 01:00 am
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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The Chapman Partnership Illuminations Gala is followed by the Gala After Party presented by Chapman Partnership’s young professionals group, nextgen. nextgen is made up of Miami’s young professionals and community ambassadors, between the ages of 25-40, who work to increase awareness, revenue and advocacy for Chapman Partnership. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., nextgen members and guests will enjoy food, live music, an open bar, and complimentary valet.

Second Annual GLBX of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Business Community Ally Awards Hosted by Truluck’s on October 2 10/2/19

Second Annual GLBX of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Business Community Ally Awards Hosted by Truluck’s on October 2
Wednesday, 10/02/2019 – 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Truluck's Fort Lauderdale
2584 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards at Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale are $55 for members and $65 for non-members (includes two drinks and lite bites) and can be purchased at www.ftlchamber.com/bca.

The GLBX (Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange) of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will present its second annual Business Community Ally (BCA) Awards hosted by Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale (2584 East Sunrise Boulevard) on Wednesday, October 2, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This event will recognize and showcase individuals and corporate entities that are successfully doing business with the LGBT+ community, defining and implementing diversity and inclusion policies and/or supporting worthy related causes.

This year’s honorees are The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (Business Ally Award), Michael Berry of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (Business Leader Award), Brenda Hartley of BankUnited (Impact Award), Tim Hart of R3 Accounting (Advocate Award), Michael Goodman of GPR | Goodman Public Relations (Legacy Award) and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis (Visionary Award).

Guests will enjoy a networking cocktail reception as they mix and mingle with community movers and shakers at Truluck’s. Culinary delights and entertainment will complement the awards ceremony which will be presented by local business leaders and sponsors.

Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards at Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale are $55 for members and $65 for non-members (includes two drinks and lite bites) and can be purchased at www.ftlchamber.com/bca. Complimentary valet parking is included in the ticket price. As a special offer, attendees are invited to stay post-event and enjoy a three-course dinner for $50. Reservations for dinner only can be made by calling (954) 396-5658.

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert 11/2/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pink Noire with Mizik Mizik 10/19/19

Pink Noire with Mizik Mizik
Saturday, 10/19/2019 – 10/20/2019 06:00 pm – 02:00 am
DCOTA
1855 Griffin Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33075
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Cost: 100

We would love to have you be a part of PINK NOIRE as we will celebrate with an international group MIZIK MIZIK with Fabrice Rouzier, Keke Belizaire, Emmanuel Obas and others.
PINK – to celebrate life; as well as breast cancer awareness month.

NOIRE – to promote Creole food, language and culture.

“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.

The International Interior Designer Association’s South Florida Chapter will celebrate their 25th Year Anniversary during the Bragg Awards Gala 7/13/19

The International Interior Designer Association’s South Florida Chapter will celebrate their 25th Year Anniversary during the Bragg Awards Gala
Saturday, 07/13/2019 – 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Ticket prices start at $35 for students, up to $175 for non-IIDA members.

The Bragg Awards Gala is one of IIDA South Florida Chapter’s signature events which celebrates design excellence and recognizes innovative yet functional interior design projects. The annual gala awards top design professionals who are taking the industry to new heights. This year’s Bragg Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight at the InterContinental Miami Hotel (located at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL. 33131).

IIDA South Florida Chapter advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession. During the Bragg Awards Gala, a choice jury of IIDA members and allied professionals from outside the state of Florida will judge entries and select winners based on established criteria for each category. This year’s gala judges include Brian Graham, Creative Director of Graham Design, and Angie Lee, Partner and Design Director of Interiors for FXCollaborative Architects. There will be a total of 22 awards given throughout the evening to interior designers in the following categories: corporate, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail/ showroom and cruise ships. Designers will also receive awards in special categories like Branded Environment, Design on a Dime, Student Project, Sustainable Project, Project of the Year and People’s Choice (chosen by attendees through a “Text to Vote”).

One of the goals of the Bragg Awards Gala is to raise funds for the future generation of interior designers. There will be four student scholarships awarded during the evening. The Student Project Submission Award is open to IIDA Student Members who submit their senior or thesis design project for the opportunity to win a $2,000 scholarship. The Dawn Starling Impact Award Scholarship ($1,000) honors the legacy of one of IIDA’s founding members who recently passed, Dawn Starling, and it will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated an elevated commitment to the design community. The third student scholarship is called the Hope Award ($1,000) and it will be given to a student in an interior design program whose native language is not English, and demonstrates unwavering passion, dedication and drive to excel in their studies. Lastly, the Accelerator Award ($1,000) will recognize a first or second year student in an interior design program looking to continue and advance their education. Students must submit their projects, written essays or two-minute videos via IIDA’s website.

Urban Warrior Awards 5/16/19

Urban Warrior Awards
Thursday, 05/16/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Silverspot Cinema
300 SE 3rd St. #100,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $60-$100

Join the Miami Center for Architecture & Design for the 2nd Annual Urban Warrior Awards. The signature event recognizes individuals who have accomplished much to better Miami’s urban landscape. The Urban Warrior Awards event brings over 150 attendees together to celebrate the honorees and their accomplishments, from elected officials, architects and developers, to community activists, urbanists and architecture enthusiasts.

The 2019 Honorees are:
-Lifetime Achievement Award: Six-term Miami Mayor, Maurice A. Ferré
-Visionary Award: Urban Impact Lab Co-Founder, Marta Viciedo
-Visionary Award: Barlington Group Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Bill Fuller
-Visionary Award: Barlington Group Co-Founder/Co-Managing Parter, Martin Pinilla II

Actors’ Playhouse 28th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction 4/13/19

Actors’ Playhouse 28th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
Saturday, 04/13/2019 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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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 2019 Lexus RX 350, and many more of life’s indulgences will await guests’ bids at the 28th 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 courtesy of Domaine Bousquet, and an open bar sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A. Bob Soper, former CBS Miami meteorologist, and celebrity auctioneer for the past 28 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.

Fifth Annual Diversity Honors Gala Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Saturday, March 30 3/30/19

Fifth Annual Diversity Honors Gala Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Saturday, March 30
Saturday, 03/30/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33314
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Cost: $250, plus a service fee

Diversity Honors presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, will take place on the eve of Saturday, March 30, 2019. This year will mark the fifth anniversary for the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park and recognizes those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness.

Diversity Honors has put South Florida on the international stage of LGBT+ rights and activism in honor of Harvey Milk (1930-1978), one of the first openly LGBT elected officials in the world, who was assassinated the same year he took office and has become an iconic figure. The Harvey Milk Foundation’s newest global sponsor, Norwegian Air Shuttle, has announced that they will be a prime sponsor for the 2019 gala.

Over the past four years, Diversity Honors has paid tribute to an impressive roster of honorees including civil rights activists Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, and Judy and Dennis Shepard, recipients of the Harvey Milk Foundation Honors Medal; Bollywood star Celina Jaitly and Ireland Senator Dr. David Norris who both received the Harvey Milk Foundation’s Lilla Watson Global Champion Medal; the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance, transgender YouTube viral inspiration Ryland Whittington, and transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings – all recipients of the annual Harvey Milk Foundation Milan Rozsa Award plus singer/actress Deborah Cox, Judge Rand Hoch, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mayor Dean Trantalis, Patrick Piana, CEO of Stoli Group USA and others.

Tickets are $250, plus a service fee. To reserve tickets or for more information, please visit www.DiversityHonors.com.

American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) ADDY Awards Gala 2019 3/7/19

American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) ADDY Awards Gala 2019
Thursday, 03/07/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harriet Himmel Theater
700 S. Rosemary Ave.,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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Cost: Admission is $130 for members, $150 for non-members, $100 for students and $175 at the door. Dinner and one complimentary drink ticket are included in the ticket price.

Join AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches for an evening of celebrating excellence and the highest creative standards in the advertising industry at the 2019 ADDY® Awards Gala. Guests will have the opportunity to network, dine and applaud the winners on this special night. With more than 100 categories covering all aspects of advertising, the AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & the Palm Beaches annual ADDY Awards is the first of a three-tier step in the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition in the country. The local winners will proceed to districts, and the district winners will proceed to national finals, which will be held at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL in June 2019.

This year’s gala is the first since becoming AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches and it will be hosted at the historic Harriet Himmel Theater, the cultural centerpiece of CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Sponsors include iCreatives Staffing, Brand Tango, Redline Media Group and LP Media.

LLF Hearts and Stars Gala Weekend 2019 3/21/19, 3/22/19, 3/23/19

LLF Hearts and Stars Gala Weekend 2019
Thursday, 03/21/2019 – 02/23/2019 09:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Miami Design District Jungle Plaza
3801 NE 1st Ave,
MIAMI, Florida 33137
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Cost: 50-500

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s 10th Annual Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend will take place March 21st with the Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party and culminate with the Hearts & Stars Gala: Vintage Vegas presented by E11EVEN Miami on Saturday, March 23rd at Jungle Plaza at the Miami Design District from 9 pm to 2 am. The Hearts & Stars Gala is a black tie event and guests will enjoy a top shelf open bar featuring Ketel One, Don Julio, Italian wines and sparkling wines from Tita Italia Wines & Delicatessen, and food tastings from some of South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers including Red the Steakhouse, Diez y Seiz at Shore Club, Katsuya at SLS, Amour de Miami, Fresh Meal Plan, Maska Indian Kitchen & Bar, Delicious Catering, Cake Lounge, Lulu’s Ice Cream, and BON Chocolatier. In addition, guests will enjoy LaCroix sparkling water and FIJI water. E11EVEN Miami will host the official after party. The Hearts and Stars Gala will be produced by the global event designers and the Emmy Award winning team at Live It Productions.

The 10th Annual Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend line up:

Thursday, March 21st from 8-11 PM: Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party.
Friday, March 22nd from 9 PM-1 AM: Private VIP Donor Reception. This is a private, invite only event.
Saturday, March 23rd from 9 PM-2 AM: Hearts & Stars Gala: Vintage Vegas at Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza.

There are Weekend VIP Passes & VIP Table Packages available:

A Gala Weekend Pass includes: One (1) ticket to the Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party, admission for one (1) to the Private VIP Donor Reception, and one (1) General Admission ticket to the Hearts & Stars Gala.
A VIP Weekend Package includes: 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, which includes a nightclub style table, ten (10) VIP tickets and unlimited bottle service. To purchase a VIP Weekend Package, please contact Jonathan Babicka at Jonathan@TheLittleLighthouse.org or (305) 401-3949.

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
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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 501auctions.com/crcgala. For more information, please call (561) 208-9000 or visit events@childrescuecoalition.org.

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 childrescuecoalition.org 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
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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
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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 Diana.Rojas@redcross.org.

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
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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 diana.rojas@redcross.org

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
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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 b.gonzales@womenoftomorrow.org
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
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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 momsquadofjafco@gmail.com.

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
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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 CAlfonso@BeAVoice.org.

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
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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
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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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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 | Events@BaptistHealth.net

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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
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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
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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 Cristina@balleralertfoundation.org

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
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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 mvictoria.castro@jhsmiami.org or call (305) 585-4483.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Aaron Puckett at aaron.puckett@jhsmiami.org 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
2201 COLLINS AVENUE,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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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 atwww.worldfutbolgala.com.

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
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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
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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 www.galleriamall-fl.com/mos18.

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
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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 www.guitarsoverguns.org.

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
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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
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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 www.ftlchamber.com/bca.

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
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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 www.vizcayaball.org.

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
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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
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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
Mindwarehouse
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
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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
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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
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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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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 http://www.redcross.org/news/event/A-Masquerade-In-Red

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
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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: www.HeartsAndStarsGala.com

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
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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, www.thebarnacle.org , or call Jessica at 305-442-6866
or email: Jessica.Cabral@dep.state.fl.us

#HIPHOP Thursdays 2/22/18

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

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

Music Style: Hip Hop
Table Reservations: rsvp@wallmiami.com or 305-938-3130

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Visit our website: WALLmiami.com
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