Flamingo Ball 4/18/20

Flamingo Ball
Saturday, 04/18/2020 – 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Hialeah Park
2200 E 4th Ave,
Hialeah, Florida 33013
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Cost: 400

Save the date for HistoryMiami Museum’s 4th Annual Flamingo Ball presented by Hialeah Park! We are swinging back to 1940, the year HistoryMiami Museum was founded for a fun and philanthropic night with Miami’s community leaders. Enjoy a lavish stone crab buffet, music, and dancing. We will also be presenting The Graham Family with the prestigious Henry Flagler Award.

Attire is black tie or 40s inspired attire. Tickets are $400.

To purchase a ticket or sponsor a table, visit here.

More info here: http://www.historymiami.org/event/flamingoball/

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala 3/14/20

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 07:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $450.00

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala on Saturday, March 14th at the Mandarin Oriental Miami with a cocktail hour beginning at 7 PM filled with curated hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy a glamorous black tie evening of champagne and a seated dinner, followed with a live auction sponsored by the Bal Harbour Shops where all proceeds will benefit scholarships and mentors for the Women of Tomorrow organization.
It will truly be a night to remember and we hope to see you there!
Please note this is a ticketed event. Purchase tickets here: https://45898.thankyou4caring.org/pages/2020AnnualGala

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host Disco Nights Gala 4/18/20

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host Disco Nights Gala
Saturday, 04/18/2020 – 04/18/2020 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
JW Mariott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Visit our event website to learn more about our sponsorships and ticket purchases.

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc., the only 24-hour emergency shelter for children in crisis ages 10-17, invites you to attend Disco Nights Gala presented by Ryder System, Inc. and PepsiCo on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Miami Bridge’s annual signature fundraising event celebrates the organization’s community outreach programs and services that promote positive youth development as well as strengthen and support families in need.

This year’s theme will be “Disco Nights.” Enjoy delicious food and a special performance by “Lime,” the Canadian Hi-NRG, electronic/ dance/ pop band from Quebec who has produced internationally popular disco hits. Guests will enjoy the feel of a true discothèque complete with an LED dance floor, photo booth station, roller skater entertainers, and “Studio 2020” VIP area. Mingle among the gala’s top-tier sponsors like TD Bank, Coastal Construction Company, The Law Offices of Nicole M. Kennedy, GrayRobinson, P.A., and many more.

4Ward Americas – LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium 2/14/20, 2/15/20

4Ward Americas – LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 02/15/2020 09:00 am – 06:30 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: 50-125

Join us on February 14th and 15th, 2020 for our 2nd annual 4Ward Americas LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium located this year at the Miami Beach Convention Center with a special STATE OF THE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON hosted by the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Through two days of speakers, panel discussions and workshops, we will address relevant topics in business, healthcare and wellness, human rights, spirituality, civic engagement and life planning impacting the community on local, national, and international levels. During the Symposium, attendees will be able to interact with representatives from international chambers of commerce, local government, healthcare providers and advisors and many other local businesses and organizations providing services and outreach specific to the LGBTQI community. Come learn, grow, connect, collaborate, inspire and transform with us.

Our mission at 4Ward Miami is to promote diversity & inclusivity, economic status and civil rights through the 4Ward Americas LGBTQI Human Rights Symposium, Gay8 Festival, and other community engagement, human rights and cultural arts programming and events.

NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis and Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Present “The Century Celebration” Benefiting the Ray of Hope Foundation 1/31/20

NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis and Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Present “The Century Celebration” Benefiting the Ray of Hope Foundation
Sunday, 01/31/2020 – 01/31/2020 06:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and the Guitar Hotel
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33166
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Cost: $500 – $2,750

Football meets philanthropy on Friday, January 31, 2020, with “The Century Celebration,” an event featuring, celebrating and honoring the Top 100 NFL Hall of Famers and Legends, including but not limited to: Ray Lewis, Deion Sanders, Jim Brown, Jerome Bettis, Joe Montana, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith, Marcus Allen, Devin Hester, Brian Dawkins, Ed Reed and many more.

Presented by NFL Hall of Famer and Top 100 Player Ray Lewis, with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood as the presenting sponsor, this star-studded fundraising event proudly supports the Ray of Hope Foundation, an organization dedicated to uplifting those in direct need through sharing personalized videos—“rays of hope”—from the many luminaries and game-changers who support our charitable purpose. A portion of the proceeds from this amazing event, with the aid of the Ray of Hope Foundation, will help benefit those who are facing hardships.

The event is also supported by VaynerSports, the sports agency co-founded by serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk and his brother, AJ.

The Century Celebration will feature customized experiences including a cigar terrace hosted by Cigar Aficionado, tasting by Louis XIII, live entertainment and exclusive auction items. Media partner Haute Living has curated some of the event’s exclusive partners, such as Louis XIII and XO Jets.

THE “100” PACKAGE – $2,750
What: An exclusive reception presented by LOUIS XIII honoring Ray Lewis and Legends of the game.
Where: DAER Nightclub, The Guitar Hotel
When: Friday, January 31, 2020, 6–8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $2,750 per person
100 spaces only
Limited to two tickets per person.

THE “CENTURY CELEBRATION” PACKAGE – $500–$1,100
What: CIGAR AFICIONADO presents “The Century Celebration,” including a meet-and-mingle opportunity with current NFL players, NFL Legends, Hall of Famers and Hollywood celebrities; live entertainment and celebrity DJ.
Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Terrace Ballroom and Outdoor Lounge
When: Friday, January 31, 2020, 8–11:30 p.m.
Tickets: $500–$1,100 per person
1,000 tickets only. No on-site tickets will be sold
Limited to two tickets per person.

Tickets can be purchased at the event website: https://www.centurycelebration.com/

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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Cost:

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
Website
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
Buy Tickets
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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Cost:

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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Cost:

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
Buy Tickets
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
Eventbrite
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
Website
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
Website
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
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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
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 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
RSVP / Register
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
RSVP / Register
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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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 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
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: 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

Cost:

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

Follow us: @WALLmiami
Visit our website: WALLmiami.com
*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
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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 Jonathan@TheLittleLighthouse.org 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
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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

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

Cost:

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

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

Follow us: @WALLmiami V
isit our website: WALLmiami.com
*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
Buy Tickets
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

Cost:

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: rsvp@wallmiami.com
Follow us: @WALLmiami
Visit our website: WALLmiami.com
*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

Cost:

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.

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

WHERE:
InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

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

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 www.miamiccj.org.

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
RSVP / Register
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 www.dashptsa.com or email: dashptsa@gmail.com.

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
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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 cabaonline.com.

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
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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

Cost:

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
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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 sshubin@fairchildgarden.org.

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.
Tickets
PLATINUM TICKET – $1,000USD (Best table placement)
PREMIUM TICKET – $500USD (Premium table placement
)
GENERAL TICKET – $250USD (General table placement
)
Table Packages:
PLATINUM TABLE – $10,000USD
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
PREMIUM TABLE – $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
GENERAL TABLE – $2,500USD
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

Villa Azur Presents Art Exhibition by Catherine Lempereur 12/4/17

Villa Azur Presents Art Exhibition by Catherine Lempereur
Monday, 12/04/2017 – 12/06/2017 06:30 pm –
Villa Azur
309 23rd ST,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Cost:

Villa Azur Presents an Art Exhibition by Catherine Lempereur, Art Basel Week, December 4th – 6th , 2017. Come enjoy Music by Stephan M and wonderful art displayed for your Art Basel Week experience.
Sounds by: DJ- Stephan M
Reservations: reservations@villaazurmiami.com or 305-763-8688
Visit our website: www.villaazurmiami.com

Villa Azur Art Basel Party 12/6/17

Villa Azur Art Basel Party
Wednesday, 12/06/2017 – 06:30 pm –
Villa Azur
309 23rd ST,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Cost:

Villa Azur Presents Miami Art Basel Week Event, December 6th, 2017. Come enjoy Music by Stephan M and Guest DJ Cruz for your Epic Art Basel Week experience.
Sounds by: Guest DJ Cruz
Resident DJ- Stephan M
Reservations: info@villaazurmiami.com or 305-763-8688/ 305-713-5403
Visit our website: www.villaazurmiami.com

Giving Thanks: A Musical Benefit presented by Steven Chera 11/25/17

Giving Thanks: A Musical Benefit presented by Steven Chera
Saturday, 11/25/2017 – 11/25/2017 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th St, Aventura 33180, Florida,
Aventura, Florida 33180
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Cost: $39-$125

GIVING THANKS
a Musical Benefit presented by Steven Chera
Saturday November 25th 2017
8pm – 10:30pm

Proceeds of this unique gala will be donated to :
THE FOOD FUND
HATZALAH
SAFE Foundation

On November 25th 2017 at 8pm, Steven Chera, world renowned jazz singer will perform a unique Musical Benefit, featuring a line up of critically acclaimed performers such as David Serero, Elew, Leo Garcia & Timbalive. This event will take place at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, located on 3385 NE 188th St, Aventura 33180, Florida. In light of the Thanskgiving holiday, Mr Steven Chera and his guest star performers are happy to give back to the community. The evening proceeds will benefit three organizations: THE FOOD FUND, HATZALAH and the SAFE Foundation.

This event will also feature guest performers:
DAVID SERERO (Host and Master of Ceremonies)
ELEW
LEO GARCIA & TIMBALIVE
STEVEN CHERA

Tickets:
$35 – Mezzanine
$79 – Next level – Ground Floor
$125 – VIP seating

The PERFORMERS:
STEVEN CHERA
Our feature presentation for the evening known for performing American songbook classics while adding his original twist, Steven Chera has captivated audiences nationwide for almost two decades. Chera’s will be singing songs from his newest album The Classic Standards Volume 1 which intermixes a collection of the Great American Songbook, and inspired by icon, Frank Sinatra. Chera will be backed by Miami’s own Mel Olman Trio. www.stevenchera.com

DAVID SERERO
Entertainer, Actor and baritone, David Serero, has received international recognition and critical acclaim from all over the world. At only 36 years old, he has already performed more than 1,200 concerts and performances throughout the world and played in over 100 films and recorded 20 albums.

He has given concerts in Paris at the PARIS OPERA GARNIER, OLYMPIA, EIFFEL TOWER; in New York at the LINCOLN CENTER, CARNEGIE HALL, TIMES SQUARE; in London at the ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC, WEMBLEY STADIUM; and in Moscow at the TCHAIKOVSKY HALL; in Amsterdam at the CONCERTGEBOUW, the BUDAPEST OPERA conducted by PLACIDO DOMINGO. He has appeared in TV series, Films and Commercials. His next engagements : Cyrano of Bergerac’s title and Don Giovanni in New York on April and June 2018. www.davidserero.com

ELEW
Eric Lewis was a decorated, up-and-coming jazz pianist, a sideman for Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones, among others, and the recipient of the 1999 Thelonious Monk International Piano competition. While jazz is his first love, it is the unique, unparalleled genre he invented—Rockjazz—that has made ELEW a recognizable name to fans, celebrities and brands around the world.
As a solo performer, and YAMAHA endorsed pianist ELEW has reinterpreted and reenergized songs by Coldplay, Nirvana, Radiohead, Michael Jackson, all the while treating the grand piano the way a traditional rock front man treats the guitar—with an explosively physical style that includes playing while standing and entering the instrument to pluck the strings directly. These exploits have earned him a faithful legion of fans, including celebrities like Josh Groban (whom he supported on a World Tour), Dave Matthews, Naomi Campbell, Forest Whitaker, Leonardo DiCaprio, Donna Karan (who included his music on her iPhone app, as well as multiple presidents including Barack & Michelle Obama (whom he performed for in the East Room of the White House). www.elewrockjazz.com

LEO GARCIA & TIMBALIVE
Timbalive was created in Miami in August 2008, by Leo Garcia (Director, Timbales), offering the best ofCuban Music with a mix of different rhythms from around the world.Based in Miami, and integrated by highly trained musicians from Music Schools in
Cuba, Timbalive is one of the largest and most successful group of Timba in United States and the world. Timbalive began recording his first album in May 2009 with the musical production of Bayron Ramos, songs of their own inspiration and other composers. The sound of Timbaliveis an inimitable blend of Caribbean rhythms, Popular Cuban Music, lyrics and arrangements designed for the dancer. The second Album was Nominated for Cubadisco Awards, the most important Awards in Cuba, in the Category: Popular Cuban Music. www.facebook.com/timbaliveband

TICKETS: $39, $79 and $125
Avaiblable on Ticket Master or :
https://www.aventuracenter.org/events/detail/giving-thanks-a-musical-benefit

WHAT = GIVING THANKS, a Musical Benefit presented by STEVEN CHERA
WHEN = Saturday November 25th 2017 at 8pm
WHERE = Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura, Florida

Media contact:
THE CULTURE NEWS
news@theculturenews.com
646.724.3129
www.theculturenews.com

Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala Hosted By Phil & Orianne Collins 12/9/17

Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala Hosted By Phil & Orianne Collins
Saturday, 12/09/2017 – 12/09/2017 08:00 pm –
The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: $129 each

3rd Annual Gala of The Little Dreams Foundation : ‘Dreaming on The Beach’ Hosted by Orianne & Phil Collins Performances by : Laura Pausini , WYK, The Little Dreamers Artists and many others In Favor of The Little Dreams Foundation.

Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala Hosted By Phil & Orianne Collins 12/9/17

Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala Hosted By Phil & Orianne Collins
Saturday, 12/09/2017 – 08:00 pm –
The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: $129 ea

3rd Annual Gala of The Little Dreams Foundation: ‘Dreaming on The Beach’ Hosted by Orianne & Phil Collins Performances by: Laura Pausini , WYK, The Little Dreamers Artists and many others In Favor of The Little Dreams Foundation.

The Sara Gala 10/12/17


The Sara Gala
Thursday, October 12, 7pm – 11pm
Coral Gables Woman’s Club
1001 E Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
TICKETS: $60 now, regular $80.
Buy tickets online

UC|CU’s SARA GALA is Oct. 12, 2017…A magical night of Music, Dance, Art, Film, Food, Drinks & Fabulousness…At the historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club, as we Celebrate the Life of Spain’s 1950’s Iconic Diva of Music, Film and Stage and LGBT Ally, SARA MONTIEL

Sara Montiel (1928-2013) is widely considered one of Spain’s greatest female film stars of the 20th century: but it is perhaps more for what she managed, with huge skill, to come to symbolize than for her artistic output that she will be remembered long-term.

She was the first Spanish actress to conquer Hollywood in the 1950s, acting alongside Burt Lancaster and Gary Cooper – and her beauty helped her gain a trail of lovers and husbands that ranged from Hemingway (who taught her to smoke cigars) to the film director Anthony Mann.

Sara Montiel is revered as an LGBT Icon, for her beauty, fierceness & relentless pursuit of gender equality.

Enjoy divine performances of Montiel’s biggest hits by the MIAMI GAY MEN’S CHORUS, cameos by VINNA ROUGE, RichArt, Flamenco Dancing, excerpts from author JAVIER MONTILLA’s Ultimos Dias con Sara Montiel, Imagery by famed photographer ALBERTO RIVAS…

Open Bar, Gastronomic Samplings, Glamour y mas…

Benefiting UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA, the First & Only organization for the South Florida Latinx|Hispanic|LGBT community – advancing Equality & Fairness – through Education, Leadership and Awareness, since 2002. unitycoalition.org

BACCF 2017 – Independence Gala Dinner 9/9/17

BACCF 2017 – Independence Gala Dinner
Saturday, 09/09/2017 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: $350.00

Join us in celebrating Brazil’s Independence! The BACCF Gala Dinner serves not only as the Chamber’s yearly landmark event, but also as the largest gathering of high profile companies and business people engaged in fostering bilateral commercial relations between Brazil and the United States. This elegant event, a black-tie dinner-dance, will take place on Saturday, September 9th at the Four Seasons Hotel, especially decorated for the occasion. The night features a live orchestra for entertainment and many other exciting surprises!

Celebrity Hosts:
Carlos Casagrande, Fernanda Pontes
&
Helio Castroneves

Special Pocket show with Leandro Hassum, Brazil’s funniest comedian!!

Silent Auction

2018 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala 5/5/18

2018 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala
Saturday, 05/05/2018 – 06:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Dr,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida FL 33316
Website
Cost: $300 per person

The 2018 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa on May 5, 2018, which is Cinco de Mayo. The theme is “Let’s Fiesta!” It will be hosted by Dale McLean, in-arena host for the Miami Heat. This year’s chairperson is Lori Castle and co-chair is Heather Frantz. The Gala will feature silent as well as live auctions, a cocktail hour, dinner reception and dancing.

Tickets are $300 per person and $5,000 per tables of 12
Visit www.CelebrationGalaBroward.com or www.facebook.com/AmericanCancerSocietyBrowardUnitGala.

All levels of sponsorship are currently available from $5,000 to the $50,000 Presenting Sponsor.
In-kind sponsors include Republic National Distributing Company, Alore’ Event Firm, Lifestyle Media Group and Duree & Company. Contact Alicia DeLuca, development manager, at Alicia.DeLuca@cancer.org or 954-200-7520.

The Parkinson’s Ball Honoring Gail and Robert Milhous 4/14/18

The Parkinson’s Ball Honoring Gail and Robert Milhous
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Woodfield Country Club
3650 Club Place,
Boca Raton, Florida 33496
Website
Cost:

Annual Parkinson’s Foundation Ball honoring Gail and Robert Milhous on April 14, 2018 at Woodfield Country Club. Co-chaired by Pamela Polani and Joni Scalzo, there will be a live band, silent auction and many other surprises.

BACCF 2017 – Independence Gala Dinner 9/9/17

BACCF 2017 – Independence Gala Dinner
Saturday, 09/09/2017 – 08:00 pm –
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: ndividual – BACCF Member $250.00 Individual – Future Member $350.00

Join us in celebrating Brazil’s Independence! The BACCF Gala Dinner serves not only as the Chamber’s yearly landmark event, but also as the largest gathering of high profile companies and business people engaged in fostering bilateral commercial relations between Brazil and the United States. This elegant event, a black-tie dinner-dance, will take place on Saturday, September 9th at the Four Seasons Hotel, especially decorated for the occasion. The night features a live orchestra for entertainment and many other exciting surprises!

Celebrity Hosts:
Carlos Casagrande, Fernanda Pontes
&
Helio Castroneves

Special Pocket show with Leandro Hassum, Brazil’s funniest comedian!!

Silent Auction

Fees/Admission:
Platinum – BACCF Members & Non-Members $10,000
Gold – BACCF Members & Non-Members $5,000
Silver – BACCF Members & Non-Members $3,500
Reserved Table – BACCF Members $2500.00
Individual – BACCF Member $250.00
Individual – Future Member $350.00

Don’t wait until the last minute to register – space is limited and fills up quickly. The BACCF requires an RSVP for all events. Only reservations made through our website will be honored. Reservations are accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Cancel by August 28, 2017 for a full refund.* All cancelations will be charged a $25.00 processing fee. Uncanceled reservations and no-shows are paid in full. Reservations made after August 28 are non-refundable.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Present 11th Annual Wild About Kids Gala 11/11/17

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Present 11th Annual Wild About Kids Gala
Saturday, 11/11/2017 – 06:30 pm – 12:00 am
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way,
Miami, Florida 33131

Cost: $500

Who/What: 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will present its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Gala on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The theme of this year’s event is “The Great Gatsby.” 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 with a cocktail reception, silent auction and fashion showcase of evening and formal wear courtesy of Bloomingdale’s at The Falls, followed by dinner, 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, luxurious and unique auction items, and much more. Guests will also have a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations.

Event production will be by WOW Factor and live entertainment by the band “The Culture” from Hammocks Entertainment.

“Wild About Kids” Gala chairs are Juan José Delgado and Jorge Luis López. Olga Guilarte is the special event chair. During the festivities, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will honor the late Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., developer of Harvey, a cardiopulmonary patient simulator used at nearly 700 medical centers around the world; and his widow Mrs. Lynda Gordon, with the Charles “Bebe” Rebozo Humanitarian Award.

Gala sponsorships are available. For more information about sponsorships, visit www.bgcmia.org and click on News /Upcoming Events, or contact Anneleise Sanchez at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or asanchez@bgcmia.org.

When:
6:30 p.m.: Pre-gala reception, fashion showcase and silent auction
8 p.m.–12 a.m.: Dinner, program and dance

Sponsorships:
Sponsorship opportunities start at $5,000. Underwriting opportunities start at $1,000.

How:
To purchase tickets for the “Wild About Kids” Gala, contact Anneleise Sanchez at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or asanchez@bgcmia.org.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five Clubs serving thousands of boys and girls year round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream. For more information, please visit www.bgcmia.org.

Masterpiece Event featuring Cory Bennett 9/15/17

Masterpiece Event featuring Cory Bennett
Friday, 09/15/2017 – 07:00 pm –
Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive,
Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Buy Tickets
Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door

Guests are invited to don their best white attire for the annual Masterpiece event, a chic cocktail reception featuring mixed media artist Cory Bennett. The party, called “20” for the museum’s 20th anniversary, will feature live entertainment as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer and a signature cocktail.

“Iconic Neo-POP,” a new show created by mixed media artist Cory Bennett, will be featured in the main gallery. Bennett combines pop themes, iconic images and neo-expressionist techniques to produce work that is wary of modern society. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Bennett has his own unique style of art that combines an urban “street” style with the use of found-media, providing the artist with an endless supply of complex and relevant subject matter.

In addition to Bennett, the Florida Watercolor Society will be featured in the East and Kuhn galleries. This 46th exhibition will feature works from Iain Stewart and Bev Jozwiak and is also part of the Society’s annual convention, which will bring nearly 500 artists from around Florida to Coral Springs.

The annual Masterpiece event is sponsored in part by Publix Supermarket Charities, Total Wine & More, Masterpiece Publishing, Broward County Cultural Division, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, and the City of Coral Springs, with proceeds supporting the educational programming of the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

13th Annual Art In The Tropics 10/14/17

13th Annual Art In The Tropics
Saturday, 10/14/2017 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33131
RSVP / Register
Cost: Early Bird Tickets: $75 (Until 8/25) $85 (Until 10/1) Regular Price: $95

CABA Pro Bono Legal Services will be hosting its 13th Annual Art in the Tropics fundraiser to benefit its legal advocacy programs and services in Miami-Dade County. Indulge your senses at one of CABA’s most popular events with local artwork, flavorful cuisine, open bar and live music… all at a brand new location!

Fine art will be on exhibit and auctioned off to support CABA Pro Bono and its mission to change the lives of children, individuals and families in need through legal advocacy by providing free legal services to those who cannot otherwise afford it — regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.

CABA Pro Bono makes it easier than ever to attend AIT with two options for Early Bird pricing!

Tickets available now for $75 until August 25th! Prices will go up!

About CABA Pro Bono Legal Services:
CABA Pro Bono was established in 1984 by several of CABA’s past presidents to assist the needs of poor and indigent Spanish-speaking individuals in Miami-Dade County by connecting them with Spanish-speaking attorney volunteers. In 1992, CABA Pro Bono was nationally recognized by former President George H.W. Bush as a Points of Light affiliate. It is funded in part through grants awarded by the Florida Bar Foundation and proceeds raised at CABA’s annual “Art in the Tropics” fundraising cocktail party. In 2013, CABA Pro Bono also began collaborating with other organizations to provide additional services to veterans, active members of the armed forces, victims of human trafficking and unaccompanied immigrant minors. For additional information visit the website www.cabaprobono.com.

The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce 95th Annual Gala 6/3/17

The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce 95th Annual Gala
Saturday, 06/03/2017 – 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Cost:

Over 900 of South Florida’s top business professionals will join together for one of the largest black tie galas for the South Florida’s professional market.

Being held at the beautifully renovated Loews Miami Beach Hotel, this year, the Chamber is honoring six distinguished pillars of the Miami Beach community with a magical affair gala for their continued commitment while also celebrating the success of Miami Beach and the business community.

Guests will be WOWed with entertainment featuring a special magical showcase by Merlin Award winner, Enigma, interactive experiences, bottle service lounges, and tableside magic featuring Miami Beach’s MIO and live music by The Clique. NBC 6’s Kelly Blanco along with Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman of the Board, Wayne Pathman will emcee.

Diversity Honors at Hard Rock Live 5/6/17

Diversity Honors at Hard Rock Live
Saturday, 05/06/2017 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33314
Website
Cost: Tickets are $200 per person and corporate tables of 10 are $2,000.

Diversity Honors at Hard Rock Live presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood Fl. to benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park will recognize national and South Florida honorees who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBT community in the spirit of Harvey Milk.

This year’s stellar roster of honorees will include, but is not limited to, legendary entertainer Tiffany Arieagus; community leader Ilene Berliner; transgender advocate Jessica Norton; CEO of Stoli Group USA Patrick Piana and CEO of Compass in West Palm Beach Tony Plakas.

This collaborative effort between The Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, along with generous support from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, has put South Florida on the international stage of LGBTQ rights and activism in honor of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States who was assassinated shortly after winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the election of Harvey Milk to public office.

The magical evening will commence with a lively cocktail reception and a variety of silent auction items. A seated three-course dinner will be followed by a memorable awards presentation hosted by Craig Stevens, WSVN evening news anchor. The charitable evening will culminate with a Stoli After-Party, also to be held at Hard Rock Live.

Headline entertainment will be provided by Well-Strung, a string quartet with a modern twist, featuring Edmund Bagnell (first violin), Christopher Marchant (second violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello) and Trevor Wadleigh (viola). The group plays universally recognized classical pieces while singing pop music hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and other pop stars for a uniquely engaging experience.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science to Host ‘A Celebration Of Science’ 5/6/17

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science to Host ‘A Celebration Of Science’
Saturday, 05/06/2017 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science has announced its grand opening event and fundraiser, A Celebration of Science, will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017, just two days before opening its doors to the public. Hosted by the museum’s Board of Trustees, the benefit event is the museum’s most anticipated event to date and will support the museum’s exhibitions and programs. Commemorating the anticipated opening of the new, state-of-the-art campus in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park, A Celebration of Science will bring together supporters and guests from around the world.

More than 600 people are expected to attend the event in honor of South Florida’s only planetarium, aquarium and science museum with a unique evening, including musical entertainment, dinner by Frost Science Executive Chef Tony Tehro of Food@Science and special activations around the entire museum. Guests will be one of the first to experience the museum’s multiple exhibitions and experiences.

Event sponsors and underwriters include the following organizations and individuals: Greenberg Traurig LLP; Weiss Family Foundation; OPKO Health, Inc.; Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.; Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC; Hill International; Dr. Phillip T. George; Northern Trust; Target; Castle Brands Inc.; Justin Wines; Landmark Vineyards; Stella Artois; FIJI Water; South Beach Photo Booth; STR Miami; Park One; Event Factor; Unique Design Studios (UDS Photo); Diego Pocovi; and Aroma Espresso.

For more information, please visit frostscience.org/celebratescience. To purchase a table and for sponsorship opportunities, please call 305-434-9585 or email celebratescience@frostscience.org.

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration The Topaz Gala” 5/13/17

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration The Topaz Gala”
Saturday, 05/13/2017 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $200

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration: “Topaz Gala” Presented by Wells Fargo.

Honoring corporate and individual supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBT community.

Over 500 guests are expected to be in attendance to pay tribute to the honorees selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as for their efforts in contributing to the overall well-being and quality of life in South Florida. While at its core, the Gala is a networking event, the evening will have many surprises to make it a fun and memorable experience.

“AT&T Business of the Year Award”
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

“Regions Bank Business Person of the Year Award”
Bill Warren

“Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award”
ACLU Florida

“Morgan Stanley Bob Balsam Civic Achievement Award”
Joan Schaeffer

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami to Host the Experience Big Gala 3/4/17

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami to Host the Experience Big Gala
Saturday, 03/04/2017 – 03/04/2017 06:30 pm –
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33133
Website
Cost: Individual tickets start at $1,000. Sponsorships for tables of 10 that offer other benefits are available for corporations, organizations, and individuals on several levels: Dream Maker ($50,000), Dream Builder ($25,000), Daydreamer ($15,000), and Dream Team ($10,000).

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami will serve as host to the Experience Big Gala, its signature annual fundraiser which attracts hundreds of Miami’s corporate and philanthropic elite every year. Carnival Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s gala. Guests will enjoy an auction, a gourmet dinner, dancing, and entertainment. The event will begin with a cocktail party at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 8 p.m. Former Miami Heat star player Shane Battier will serve as the evening’s emcee.

Miami City Ballet’s 31st Annual Gala 1/28/17

Miami City Ballet’s 31st Annual Gala
Saturday, 01/28/2017 – 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
Faena Forum
3400 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140

Cost: Tickets upon request

Join Miami City Ballet for an ice-kissed evening in celebration of their marvelous dancers and the world premiere commission of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss.

Gala in the Garden 2/4/17

Gala in the Garden
Saturday, 02/04/2017 – 02/04/2017 06:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, www.fairchildgarden.org,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Tickets start at $1,000 per person. Tables for 10 start at $10,000.

Gala in the Garden is Fairchild’s largest annual fundraiser. In its 24th 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 2017 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 sshubin@fairchildgarden.org.

The Flamingo Ball: Benefiting HistoryMiami Museum 1/14/17

The Flamingo Ball: Benefiting HistoryMiami Museum
Saturday, 01/14/2017 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hialeah Park
2200 East 4th Ave,
Hialeah, Florida 33013
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Cost: $250-$30,000

Get ready to party like its 1925, when Hialeah Park held its first race! The HistoryMiami Museum is swinging back to the 1920s with a Gatsby themed Flamingo Ball at Hialeah Park. Enjoy dinner and dancing, open bar, and much more. Table sponsors enjoy exclusive access to the Speakeasy Lounge offering a private pre-event reception, exclusive hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails! Funds benefit education programming at HistoryMiami Museum. Black tie or 1920s attire. RSVP by January 7, 2016.

Below are the prices for sponsors and inidividual ticket prices:

Diamond Flamingo Presenting Sponsor, $30,000 – Hialeah Park

Platinum Flamingo Sponsor, $15,000 – Baptist Health South Florida

Golden Flamingo Sponsor, $10,000 – Norwegian Cruise Lines

Silver Flamingo Sponsor, $5,000 – Lynx Companies, Camillus House, and Many Medina
Pink Flamingo, $1,000 – Neil Salem

Table Sponsor of 10, $2,500

Individual Ticket, $250

For more information on sponsorships, click on our event page below. If interested in becoming a sponsor, please fill out the form at bottom of the event page and send to Michele Reese at mreese@historymiami.org.

2017 Be A Voice, Be A Light Gala 1/14/17

2017 Be A Voice, Be A Light Gala
Saturday, 01/14/2017 – 07:00 pm – 01:00 am
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: ables start at $7,500 and individual tickets are $1,000 per person

Voices For Children Foundation to host the 2017 Be A Voice, Be A Light 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. The gala will feature cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and entertainment.

Azucar NYE 2017 Will Transport Guests to the Days Of Glitz and Glamour of Old Havana 12/31/16


Azucar NYE 2017 Will Transport Guests to the Days Of Glitz and Glamour of Old Havana
Saturday, December 31, from 6:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Ritz Carlton South Beach
1 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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The annual New Year’s event at the Ritz Carlton South Beach returns with some “Cuban flair”.

The Ritz Carlton South Beach has long been recognized as on one of South Beach’s most stunning properties. This this holiday season, the glitz and glamour of old Havana will come alive for the hotel’s annual New Year’s Eve gala “Azucar!” Guests are invited to ring in 2017 in true Latin style, including an indulgent four-course dinner and poolside extravaganza in the heart of Miami’s famed Art Deco district.

Guests will be transported to an era of cabaret and haute-living known as the “Havana High Life.” The evening will kick off with a Latin-infused and sommelier wine-paired menu at Bistro One LR with dinner seating at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Starting at 9:00 p.m., the open bar will feature handcrafted libations, flutes of sparkling wine and signature rum Mojitos, shaken and stirred to order, with fresh tropical fruit, at the poolside Starr Barr lounge.

In the spirit of old Havana, Premium cigar maker Gurkha cigars, will provide premium, hand-cut and rolled cigars for guests to enjoy in the ultimate private lounge setting throughout the evening. A 10-piece Latin Orchestra band Mixtura will entertain guests, playing sultry rhythms under the stars, led by the famed Tony Succar. Following their performances, the New Year’s Eve countdown and champagne toast will be led by Miami nightlife entertainer DJ Malone at midnight.

“Azucar! promises to be yet another unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration we produce at our venue, in the heart of South Beach,” says Kanat Gurel, Direct of Food and Beverage at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. “Dramatic lighting, bold décor and Latin performances will elevate the night, transforming our resort into a roaring paradise of elegance and glamour.”

For those families celebrating at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, young ladies and gentlemen can count down to 2017 at a special Ritz Kids New Year’s Eve celebration from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The price is $95* per child, and includes a buffet dinner alongside a host of activities like arts and crafts, movies, and face painting.

Saturday, December 31 Azucar! New Year’s Eve Four-Course Dinner 6 p.m. Price: $180 per guest | $75, per child* Starters include choices of Cream of Asparagus Cappuccino, Heirloom Tomato with Cherokee Tartar, and Scallop Crudo and Merengue Grapes. For main dish selections, choose from Cobia “a la Plancha”, Truffle Cannelloni and Coffee Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Cuban style. Dessert options include Mojito Crème Brulee and Cortadito Cuban Coffee Chocolate Cake topped with Dulcey Chocolate Ice Cream and Baileys Crème.

Azucar! News Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Package 8 p.m. Price: $350 per guest ($250 introductory price until December 11) For an all-inclusive evening of culinary perfection and entertainment, the Gala Dinner Package includes the four-course dinner at Bistro One LR, open bar at Starr Bar Lounge from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., entertainment, access to the cigar lounge and midnight champagne toast.

Azucar! News Year’s Eve Individual Ticket 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Starr Barr Lounge Price: $200 per guest ($150 introductory price until December 11) For guests seeking access to the main event, single tickets can be purchased for the open bar starting at 9 p.m., alongside entertainment, access to the cigar lounge and midnight champagne toast. Azucar! Ritz Kids New Year’s Eve Celebration 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms Price: $95 per child Price includes buffet dinner, arts and crafts, movies, face painting and more. Recommended for children 5-12 years of age.

For additional information about The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, or reserve dinner seating, tickets for Azucar! New Year’s Eve Gala, individual event tickets, or Ritz Kids Celebration tickets, dial (786) 276-4000. Website

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Tropicalien New Year’s Bass Drop 12/31/16

Tropicalien New Year’s Bass Drop
Saturday, 12/31/2016 – 01/01/2017 08:00 pm – 03:00 am
Tropicalien_NYE-at-TWYThe Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: General Admission – $15 in advance, $20 at door. VIP tickets – $100

The Wynwood Yard and Telekinetic Walrus host an epic New Year’s Eve party to celebrate an amazing first year and burst into 2017 with the most phenomenal display of ultra-magic BASS wizards and atmospheric sensory stimulation including the talented Afrobeta, Telekinetic Walrus, Otto von Schirach, The Galactic Effect, Serious Jorge and Juicy Cuci. We look forward to starting a fresh year with you! Limited $100 VIP tickets include entrance to the show, a welcome drink, private VIP seating in the garden and tableside service for special New Year’s Eve offerings from The Bar at The Yard and culinary concepts. Get more info and purchase general admission tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tropicalien-nye-bass-drop-tickets-30215687936. VIP tickets at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nye-the-yard-with-tropicalien-nye-bass-drop-vip-ticket-tickets-30232728906

Lavo Nightclub NYE 2017 – Open Bar 12/31/16

Lavo Nightclub NYE 2017 – Open Bar
Saturday, 12/31/2016 – 08:30 pm – 04:00 am
Lavo Nightclub NYE 2017LAVO Nightclub
39 East 58th Street,
NEW YORK, New York 10022
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Cost: $149

Lavo Nightclub NYE 2017 – Open Bar
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Lavo Nightclub NYE 2017 – Open Bar
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Lavo Nightclub
39 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022

Music by: To be Announced. Go to www.ericvirgil.com if you want more information.
spinning Open Format, Hip Hop, House, Top 40

4 Hour Premium Open Bar 9pm to 1am

Admission:
General Admission starts at $149 and increases as event gets closer
Includes the following:
4- Hour Premium Open Bar 9pm to 1am
Live Dj Performance
Dj Countdown to the New Year
Complimentary champagne toast
Complimentary festive New Year’s Eve party favor
Coat check is provided by and is the responsibility of the venue at an additional charge.

Table Packages please text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686

Time: 8:30pm to 4:00am
Age: 21 and Over with Proper ID

To purchase tickets go to:
http://tinyurl.com/nyelavo

For information, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686 or go to www.ericvirgil.com
For Birthday Packages for Parties 10 or more for, please inquire by texting Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686.
For table packages, General Tickets, and Ticket Information, text 917-664-2686 or email info@ericvirgil.com

Venue Description:
Lavo NYC:
The ultimate subterranean playground, LAVO Nightclub is designed with a multi-layered, voyeuristic approach, ideal for both after dinner entertaining and late night revelry. Tassel adorned curtains at the entrance open to reveal an expansive herringbone tiled space outfitted with custom designed metal railings, wood tufted panels and rich leathers; the raised VIP area features plush banquettes. The sunken dance floor; the focal point of the room features a multitude of LED screens and the raised DJ booth which can also be used for performances is visible from any area in the club. An exclusively designed Martin Audio showcase system has been installed to provide unparalled sound resonating throughout the entire space.

NYE 2016 at Up and Down – Open Bar 12/31/16

NYE 2016 at Up and Down – Open Bar
Saturday, 12/31/2016 – 08:00 pm – 04:00 am
New Year Party at Up and Down NYE 2016Up and Down NY
Up and Down, 244 West 14th Street,
New York, New York 10011
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Cost: $109

NYE 2016 at Up and Down – Open Bar
Saturday, December 31, 2016
NYE at
Up and Down
244 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

Music by: To be Announced. Go to www.ericvirgil.com if you want more information.
spinning Open Format, Hip Hop, House, Top 40
4 Hour Premium Open Bar 9pm to 1am

Admission:
General Admission starts at $109 and increases as event gets closer
Includes the following:
4- Hour Premium Open Bar 9pm to 1am
Live Dj Performance
Dj Countdown to the New Year
Complimentary champagne toast
Complimentary festive New Year’s Eve party favor
Coat check is provided by and is the responsibility of the venue at an additional charge.

Table Packages please text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686

Time: 8:00pm to 4:00am
Age: 21 and Over with Proper ID

To purchase tickets go to:
http://tinyurl.com/upanddownnye

For information, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686 or go to www.ericvirgil.com
For Birthday Packages for Parties 10 or more for, please inquire by texting Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686.
For table packages, General Tickets, and Ticket Information, text 917-664-2686 or email info@ericvirgil.com

Venue Description:
UP and Down NYC:
Set in the space that formerly housed Nell’s and The Darby, the Butter Group has transformed the venue into Up & Down, a cultural nightlife environment that features many different experiences under one roof. The ground floor boasts classically influenced design concepts with crown moldings on the ceiling and walls, deep-blue banquettes and an elevated DJ booth which features a state of
the art sound system that invites guests to dance the night away. Downstairs is a modern design complete with leather banquettes and bulb lighting to allow more of an intimate experience.

7th Annual Aquarian Birthday Bash Pre-Valentine Masquerade Ball 1/27/17

7th Annual Aquarian Birthday Bash Pre-Valentine Masquerade Ball
Friday, 01/27/2017 – 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
maxresdefaultRenaissance Ballroom of Coral Gables
2340 SW 32nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33145
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Cost: $15

Al Liquid Silver, Negrofino.com, and Marisol Santiago along with ALL Other AQUARIANS Will Be Celebrating Their Birthday Once More!!!!
On Friday Jan 27th 2017!!!
Yes! It’s That Time! Right Around The Corner!!!

ALL Aquarians Come Out and Join Us And Let’s Celebrate Our Birthday Together Again!

We will Be Celebrating our Pre-Valentine Masquerade Ball as Well!

Attire: Dress To Impress and Theme Colors are Red and Black!
Where?….
The Renaissance at The Gables Grand Ballroom!
Address: 2340 Sw 32nd ave Coral gables Fl 33145

Hosted by Marielena Martinez! The Hostess with The Mostess!
2DJ’s Are:
D.j. Jorge Charun
and…
D.j. Alfredo

Workshop with Al Liquid Silver!
On 1 8-9pm and
On 2 9pm=10pm
Time: 10pm-3am!

Cover: $15
PRE-PAID TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!
ALL AQUARIANS ONLY PAY $5 Cover!
(Please Present ID with Your DOB!!!)

LIVE PERFORMANCES!!!
1. Liquid Silver Productions
2. Nuevolution Dance Studio
3. UV Dance Studio
4.Salsa Lovers
5. Alex ProDance
6. Hot Spot Dance Studio

FREE Masks!!!!
FREE Street Parking and $5 Valet

This Grand EVENT is Going to Start Of the Year 2017 RIGHT!!!
So …Tell a Friend! Bring a Friend! Send a Friend!!!

Cuban American Bar Association Avenue Of Time Gala 1/28/17

Cuban American Bar Association Avenue Of Time Gala
Saturday, 01/28/2017 – 07:00 pm –
CABA-Logo-Color-CMYKFIU Arena
11200 SW 8th St. Ave,
Miami, Florida 33199

Cost: $500-$50,000

The Cuban American Bar Association will serve as host to “Avenue of Time,” its 43rd annual benefit and installation gala, at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 28, at the FIU Arena, 11200 SW 8th St. Ave, Miami, FL. Hundreds of judges, notable attorneys, business professionals and community leaders are expected to attend the event, which will include the annual installation of officers.

This year’s gala includes a new feature, “Cuban Time at the Gala,” for those interested in arriving later at 9 p.m. and enjoying the party until 2 a.m. Tickets to “Cuban Time,” which includes an open bar and late-night bites, are available for $85, discounted from the general admission ticket rate. Table sponsorships, which start at $6,000 each, are almost sold out.

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. Tables, tickets and sponsorship information is available at cabaonline.com.

L.I.V.E. and the Archdiocese of Miami Host Cocktail Reception Benefiting Camp Erin 11/19/16

L.I.V.E. and the Archdiocese of Miami Host Cocktail Reception Benefiting Camp Erin
Saturday, 11/19/2016 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bet-on-the-Future-InviteHome of Armando and Maria Simosa
94 Palm Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $150

L.I.V.E: Lead, Innovate, Volunteer & Empower, together with the Archdiocese of Miami, is hosting a game night, cocktail party to benefit Camp Erin, a program of Catholic Hospice in the Archdiocese of Miami. Camp Erin is a weekend bereavement camp for children who experienced the death of a loved one. The camp is free of charge and provides children a safe place to tell their story, express their feelings and learn healthy coping strategies for their grief journey. Please join L.I.V.E., in partnership with Catholic Hospice and the Archdiocese of Miami, by supporting children in their time of greatest need. This very special event will be held at the home of Armando and Maria Simosa. Come and enjoy great food, drinks, games and a fun evening!

Art for Equality Gala Art Basel Miami 11/29/16

Art for Equality Gala Art Basel Miami
artforequalityWhite Porch Gallery @ R House
2727 NW 2nd Avenue
Wynwood Miami, FL 33127
Tickets:
$25 General Admission Ticket: Guest event admission and one drink ticket.
$40 VIP Admission Ticket: Guest receives admission and two drink tickets.
$140 VIP Dinner Gala Ticket: Guest Receives admission, 3 course dinner (includes tax and tip), and VIP extended auction bidding.
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The White Porch Gallery @ R house Wynwood is happy to host the 3rd annual Art for Equality Gala event for the Human Rights Campaign during Art Basel Miami 2016. Join us for this special evening celebrating and supporting the fine arts and equality during the high-energy week of Art Basel Miami. Art for Equality features art and silent auction, music with DJ, food, drinks, and more with proceeds going to the Human Rights Campaign and the artists.

Participating artists include: Dietmar Brixy (Germany), Chris Reichenbaum (USA), JonLouis Gonzalez (USA), Steve Bowersocks (USA) and many more.

Miami Bridge’s Annual Gala Arctic Nights 3/18/17

Miami Bridge’s Annual Gala Arctic Nights
Saturday, 03/18/2017 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Artic-Nights-03.18.17The Sacred Space Miami
105 NE 24th Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: FREE

Join Miami Bridge for its annual gala on Saturday, March 18, 2016. This year’s black tie event will be themed “Arctic Nights.” The evening will consist of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, a silent auction and more.

Proceeds will benefit Miami Bridge, Miami-Dade County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned youth ages 10-17. Each year, the organization shelters more than 500 children and teens and provides counseling to an additional 560 families.

City Year Miami Paint the Town Red Gala 11/12/16

City Year Miami Paint the Town Red Gala
Sunday, 11/12/2016 – 06:30 pm –
city-yearJW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way,
Miami, Florida 33131

Cost: Individual tickets for the gala may be purchased for $350. Sponsorships for tables of 10 that offer other benefits are available for corporations, organizations, and individuals on several levels: Gold: $15,000, Silver: $10,000, and Bronze: $6,000.

City Year Miami’s annual “Paint the Town Red” gala will unite hundreds of influential community leaders to celebrate the achievements of almost 190 youths who have pledged a year of service to support students in Miami’s highest-need schools. The gala will feature live entertainment from the Spam All Stars, and CBS4’s Rudabeh Shahbazi will serve as emcee. The Official After Party hosted by City Year Miami’s Young Professionals will kick off immediately after the gala, with entertainment by New Mutiny and a special performance by DJ Blaze.

Tico Torres Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala 11/13/16

Tico Torres Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala
Sunday, 11/13/2016 – 06:00 pm –
Dave-Lynn-AronbergTrump National Doral Golf Club, Miami
4400 NW 87th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33178
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Cost: $500.00

The tenth annual Tico Torres Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala will be hosted by rock drummer Tico Torres. The gala will include a cocktail hour, an auction, a seated dinner, live entertainment by Blues Brothers Should Band, and a surprise special guest.

Five Star New Years Eve 12/31/16

Five Star New Years Eve
Saturday, 12/31/2016 – 10:00 pm – 05:00 am
5-Star-NYE-miamWatson Island
1050 Macarthur Cswy,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Tickets start at $290

Five Star New Year’s Eve marks its fourth year with its biggest event yet: a week-long lineup of events in Miami Beach and the launch of its signature celebration in Orlando, FL. Set at palatial pop-up venues on Watson Island in Miami, the once a year fête has been hosted and attended by actor Ryan Phillippe, DJ Robin Schulz, Brazilian singer Michel Telo, soccer star Ronaldo “The Phenomenon” Nazario de Lima and renowned Brazilian actress Isabeli Fontana, to name a few.

With a White and Gold theme, guests are encouraged to arrive by boat or car in their most glamorous white and gold ensembles as they indulge all night with non-stop all-inclusive service of hors d’oeuvres, dinner, desserts and breakfast. Select high-end drinks, including beer, vodka, whisky and Champagne will also be served all night long.

Ring in the new year with a glamorous night underneath the stars like none other!

Valet parking will be available.

For information on admission packages, please visit: http://www.fivestarnye.com/tickets.html

Young Patronesses Of The Opera Host An Aria To America Gala 11/5/16

Young Patronesses Of The Opera Host An Aria To America Gala
Saturday November 5, 2016.
Riviera Country Club
1155 Blue Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33146
For more information on how to attend, sponsor, or underwrite the “An Aria to America” Gala contact President René Beal at president@ypo-miami.org or 305-951-2749.

Organization Celebrates 61 years of supporting Opera in South Florida

The Young Patronesses of the Opera, one of Miami’s oldest arts organizations, is celebrating its 61st year, and will host a dazzling night of dinner and dancing at its “An Aria to America” Gala at the Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables on Saturday November 5, 2016. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour that includes a silent auction and entertainment, followed by dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Drew T Band. Master of Ceremonies for this historic event will be one of Florida Grand Opera’s leading opera experts, Justin Moss. Marianne Kircher & Paula Barrera Scheer are serving as this year’s Gala Chairs.

Founded in 1955, YPO is a volunteer group of 100 dedicated women who advocate for music and opera education to children in South Florida. Proceeds raised at “An Aria to America” will fund music and opera educational programs. Every year, YPO presents a workshop for more than 500 Girl Scouts, and a professional development workshop on opera in the classroom for Miami-Dade and Broward County teachers. YPO also brings professional children’s opera performances to more than 30,000 elementary students annually. In addition, YPO also presents a national voice competition for aspiring young opera singers.

Arts For Learning Celebrates 15 Years Of Arts Education And Programs For Miami Youth With Rat Pack Style Gala 9/24/16

Arts For Learning Celebrates 15 Years Of Arts Education And Programs For Miami Youth With Rat Pack Style Gala
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Eden Roc Miami Beach
4525 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

For 15 years, Arts for Learning, a Miami-based nonprofit advancing teaching and learning through the arts, has reached more than 117,000 underserved children and youth. In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Arts for Learning will be hosting “The Chance to Create,” a gala that will take us back to the Rat Pack era of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., to help bring additional arts education and programs to children across South Florida.

The exciting evening will feature a special performance by some of Miami’s brightest jazz stars including Grammy nominated percussionist Sammy Figueroa. Joining Figueroa on stage to play tribute to iconic jazz artists will be singer and vocalists Nicole Henry, Lenard Rutledge and Big Brooklyn Red.

Grammy nominated percussionist, Sammy Figueroa, Jazz Vocalists Nicole Henry and Lenard Rutledge, Singer Big Brooklyn Red

Prominent philanthropists, socialites and art members of the South Florida community will be present to support Arts for Leaning, arts education and programming.

Celebrity Cruises Presents An Evening Under the Michelin Stars 9/24/16

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Celebrity Cruises Presents An Evening Under the Michelin Stars
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
cccThe Studio
3001 NE 145 Street
North Miami, FL 33181
General Admission, $300, VIP $400
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Celebrity Cruises takes to the shore to present a one-of-a-kind evening filled with delectable dining, craft-cocktails, and live entertainment all in the name of charity. “An Evening Under the Michelin Stars”, hosted by their very own Michelin-starred Chef, Cornelius Gallagher, takes place at Celebrity’s production headquarters inside a newly built, 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility.

This event brings some of Celebrity Cruises most special amenities on shore for one night in order to raise funds and awareness for the Children’s Cancer Care Center.

The evening will consist of a carefully curated menu of craft-cocktails, delectable canapes, and a six-course dinner by Chef Cornelius Gallagher, Associate Vice President of Food and Beverage Operations for Celebrity Cruises and one of the only Michelin-starred chefs in the world to take to the high seas.

Guests will experience a full-scale musical production of Broken Strings, Celebrity Cruise’s original performance which is currently featured onboard the Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Reflection vessels. Take in a full-scale musical production in the 300-seat theater, then raise your bidding paddle during the live auction to win extraordinary vacation packages, golf outings, luxury jewelry, and more.

100% of all proceeds from this event will benefit the Children’s Cancer Care Center (CCCC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving families of children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders with emotional, financial, and educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illness.

About Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises’ 12 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents.

Celebrity also presents immersive cruise tour experiences in Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of six cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Forever Pink Soiree Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Gala 11/12/16

Forever Pink Soiree Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Gala
Saturday, 11/12/2016 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wolfe Conference Center – FIU
3000 NE 151st Street,
North Miami, Florida 33181
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Cost: $80.00

Join us in the City of North Miami for an amazing night of lavish entertainment, dinner and dancing honoring cancer survivors. The gala will have a Pink & Blue theme to tie in with our mission to raise funds for breast cancer awareness with our host and hostess for the evening, Anchor and Reporter, Eric Yutzy of Local 10 News and Gynesis Lo, TV Personality, Travel Stylist and Educator. This inspirational event celebrates the strength, beauty, and spirit of breast cancer and cancer survivors, and the courage and compassion of their support team. Monies raised from the gala will benefit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, who is dedicated to ending breast cancer through advocacy, education, and research. NUE Events along with FBCF are determined to actively fight for a cure to end Breast Cancer Forever!

22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball 11/12/16

22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball
Saturday, 11/12/2016 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental® Miami hotel will host the 22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball on Saturday, November 12, 2016 to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The theme of this season’s premier fundraising gala is La Nuit de l’Animal (Night of the Animal), and will featuring celebrity performances, A-List guest appearances, lavish live auction packages and an official after-party with a runway fashion show. The star-studded gala’s Ball Chairman is Shareef Malnik, who will proceed over the evening with celebrity emcee, actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar.

For tickets, please call 954-967-9474 ext. 318 or email: econcrad@sflawish.org

Location:
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

Time:
7:00pm – Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
8:30pm – Dinner, Live Auction, Celebrity Entertainment, Dancing

Pearls of Hope benefiting orphan children in Ayacucho, Peru 9/17/16

Pearls of Hope benefiting orphan children in Ayacucho, Peru
Saturday, 09/17/2016 – 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
save-the-date-Gala-2016Miami Marriott Dadeland
9090 S. Dadeland Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: $125.00 per person

AEA Miami is proud to present its Pearls of Hope Gala and 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Don’t miss this exciting evening which serves as AEA Miami’s annual fundraising event benefiting orphan children in Ayacucho, Peru.

Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 PM at the Miami Marriott Dadeland.

Donation: $ 125.00 per person (includes cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, show and dance)

Reservations & Payments available on www.tinyurl.com/AEADonation

Call us at 305-299-2497 or email us at aeamiamichapter@gmail.com for more information.

Table sponsorships, underwriters and in-kind donation opportunities available!

Thank you!
www.aeamiami.com

The Grand Gala Hosted by Baptist Health Foundation 11/12/16

The Grand Gala Hosted by Baptist Health Foundation
Saturday, 11/12/2016 – 11/13/2016 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
Save-The-DateMiami Cancer Institute
8900 North Kendall Drive,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Baptist Health Foundation will host The Grand Gala black-tie fundraiser on Saturday, November 12 on the campus of the event’s beneficiary, Miami Cancer Institute.

The most impactful fundraising initiative in the history of Baptist Health, all proceeds from The Grand Gala will support Miami Cancer Institute, the new destination cancer center that will be recognized for its leading clinical care, exceptional patient experience, advanced clinical research and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. The 395,000-square-foot Cancer Institute will offer comprehensive clinical services, state-of-the-art technology and groundbreaking research and clinical trials enhanced by plans to join the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a dynamic partnership that will enable cancer patients to access potential breakthrough therapies right here in 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, a not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence. Through philanthropy, the Foundation supports and expands Baptist Health’s ability to provide outstanding patient care and bring the latest treatments to patients and families affected by a serious illness. Donor contributions also allow the Foundation to assist Baptist Health facilities in keeping pace with technology and equipment advances, perform cutting-edge research and offer continuing education opportunities to medical staff.

For additional information or to purchase tickets or tables please visit www.BaptistHealth.net/Foundation, call 786-467-5400 or email Events@BaptistHealth.net.

22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball 11/12/16

22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball
Saturday, 11/12/2016 – 11/12/2016 07:00 pm –
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, FL 33131,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental® Miami hotel will host the 22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball on Saturday, November 12, 2016 to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The theme of this season’s premier fundraising gala is La Nuit de l’Animal (Night of the Animal), and will featuring celebrity performances, A-List guest appearances, lavish live auction packages and an official after-party with a runway fashion show. The star-studded gala’s Ball Chairman is Shareef Malnik, who will proceed over the evening with celebrity emcee, actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar.

For tickets, please call 954-967-9474 ext. 318 or email: econcrad@sflawish.org

Location:
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

Time:
7:00pm – Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
8:30pm – Dinner, Live Auction, Celebrity Entertainment, Dancing

Avenues of Excellence Mini-Finishing School 8/9/16, 8/10/16. 8/11/16

Avenues of Excellence Mini-Finishing School
Tuesday, 08/09/2016 – 08/11/2016 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
Finishing-schoolRitz Carlton Coconut Grove
3300 SW 27th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
Website
Cost: $150 plus $25 Application Fee

Avenues of Excellence host end of summer (3-Day) Mini-Finishing School Camp.

Avenues of Excellence (3-Day) Mini-Finishing School Camp is a condensed summer program to introduce young ladies to a refined platform for grooming to become future leaders. This is a introductory program to Avenues of Excellence formal Finishing School.

LESSONS/TOPICS: During the (3-Day) Mini-Finishing School Camp young ladies will study poise, posture, communication (including an extended social-media curriculum), public speaking, personal presentation (grooming & attire), and the art of fine dining.

LIFE SKILLS LEARNED: Confidence, Respect, Integrity, Grace, Self-Worth, Self-Value, Self-Esteem

PROVIDED: Camp T-Shirt and Working Binder/Materials

Day 1 – Ritz Carlton “Cobalt Blue” Lunch with light afternoon snacks
Day 2 – Ritz Carlton “Cobalt Blue” Lunch with light afternoon snacks
Day 3 – Ritz Carlton Formal 4 course (plated) dining tutorial and graduation

REQUIREMENTS
– Young Ladies Ages 10-17
– Completed Application (https://form.jotform.com/61965182030149)
– Attendance of full course over 3 days
– Investment $175.00

Illuminations Gala 10/15/16

Illuminations Gala
Saturday, 10/15/2016 – 10/15/2016 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Gala-SAVETHEDATE2016-01JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: $600–$50,000

Illuminations Gala is an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment in support of the men, women and children that reside at the homeless assistance centers. A 54 member Gala Committee is led by event Co-Chairs, Trish and Dan Bell, and Lani and Gene Drody. The evening’s theme represents the shining light in the lives of the 5,000 men, women and families with children that Chapman Partnership serves annually. As a culmination of the work done throughout the year for the homeless, the event honors the many generous donors and volunteers who support the mission.

Arts for Learning 15th Anniversary Gala 9/24/16

Arts for Learning 15th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, 09/24/2016 – 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
IMG_7064Eden Roc
4525 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Arts for Learning will be hosting “The Chance to Create,” a gala that will take us back to the Rat Pack era of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., to help bring arts education and programs to children across our community.

The exciting evening will take place Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach and include dance performances by some of Miami’s elite civic and public leaders, and live music by Grammy nominated percussionist Sammy Figueroa. For information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets, please contact Arts for Learning Executive Director, Sheila Womble at Sheila@A4LMiami.org or (305) 576-1212.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Present “Wild About Kids” Gala, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary 11/12/16

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Present “Wild About Kids” Gala, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary
Saturday, 11/12/2016 – 06:30 pm – 12:00 am
The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is gearing up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Gala on Nov. 12, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. 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 with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, the program, dancing and live entertainment. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and socialites will be among the over 450 anticipated guests who will enjoy a themed-evening full of surprises, luxurious and unique auction items, and much more. Guests will also have a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations.

“Wild About Kids” Gala chairs are Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado and Marile Lopez. During the festivities, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will honor Alexandra Villoch, president and publisher of Miami Herald Media Company, with the Community Builder Award; and Judith Kramer, retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools executive, with the Charles “Bebe” Rebozo Humanitarian Award.

Gala sponsorships are available. For more information about sponsorships, visit http://bit.ly/BGCGala2016 and click on the “Gala and Sponsorship Information” link, or contact Kati Foley at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or kfoley@bgcmia.org.

How:
To purchase tickets for the “Wild About Kids” Gala, visit http://bit.ly/BGCGala2016 and click on the “Registration Form” link, or contact Kati Foley at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or kfoley@bgcmia.org.

BACCF 2016 – Excellence Award 35th Anniversary Special 6/2/16

BACCF 2016 – Excellence Award 35th Anniversary Special
Thursday, 06/02/2016 – 07:30 pm – 11:30 pm
0509_BACCF_Flyer_Excellence-Award_gallery-SMALLThe Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
3300 SW Twenty-Seventh Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
Website
Cost: Individual Guest Fees – Members: $225.00; Future Members: $270.00

BACCF Excellence Award – 35th Anniversary Special
HONORING
Mr. Gary Spulak
President
Embraer Holding, Inc.

The BACCF Excellence Award was created in 1997 to recognize and reward visionary, innovative and accomplished leaders in many different fields, such as business, science, sports and arts. Every year the BACCF is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of top leaders and their invaluable contributions to the development of corporate relations between Brazil and the United States.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact our offices at info@brazilchamber.org or 305.579.9030.

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration The Amethyst Gala Presented by Wells Fargo 5/21/16

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration The Amethyst Gala Presented by Wells Fargo
Saturday, 05/21/2016 – 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
Logo-copyHilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $200 per ticket

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration: “The Amethyst Gala,” Presented by Wells Fargo. Honoring corporate and individual supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBT community.
“AT&T Business of the Year Award”
HotSpots Media Group

“UHealth Business Person of the Year Award”
Damian Pardo

“Regions Bank Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award”
Jackson Health System

“Morgan Stanley Bob Balsam Civic Achievement Award”
Raquel Matas

Spring Fling 5/20/16

Spring Fling
Friday, 05/20/2016 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
12321331_10153625540606871_8010461845393257426_nScott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost: $10 for parent/child. $5 for each additional child.

Parks & Recreation are putting together a Spring Fling parent/child Dance on Friday, May 20.

Enjoy a spectacular night of dancing, hors d’oeuvres, pictures and memories for a lifetime. Purchase tickets at your neighborhood facility by April 29. To view facilities, click here: http://web.miamibeachfl.gov/parksandrecreation/scroll.aspx?id=50658

Formal attire required.
$10/parent & child ($5 each additional child)
Each child must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.
Tickets go on sale April 1.

The Gatsby Gala 6/2/16

The Gatsby Gala
Thursday, 06/02/2016 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
save-the-date-sampleWoodlands Country Club
4600 Woodlands Boulevard, Tamarac,
Tamarac, Florida 33317
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Cost: $65 in advance, $75 at the door

Members of the South Florida community are invited to attend Broward Meals on Wheels’ annual Gatsby Gala on June 2, 2016. Celebrating more than 32 years in the community, Broward Meals on Wheels is hosting the trendy event from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac.
The Roaring 20’s -themed soiree will feature a trendy evening of food, speakeasy-approved spirits, big band entertainment, silent auctions, dancing and more. In addition, two honorees from the community who have contributed significantly to meals on wheels will be awarded the evening of the event.

For more information, please email jwescott@bmow.org or call 954.714.6922.

Aaron Carter at Highline Ballroom 4/9/16

Aaron Carter at Highline Ballroom
Saturday, 04/09/2016 – 04/10/2016 11:00 pm – 04:00 am
Aaron-Carter-HighlineHighLine Ballroom NYC
431 West 16th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues New York, NY, 10011,
New York, New York 10011
Buy Tickets
Cost: $20.00

Le Femme Noir Saturdays
Hosted by
AARON CARTER
celebrating his new single Fool’s Gold!
Music by: Chris Bachman
spinning Top 40, HIp Hop, House, etc

Tickets at $20 Each
For Ticket information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686 or emailinfo@ericvirgil.com

Purchase tickets Here:
http://aaroncarterhighline.eventbrite.com
Bottle Packages:
Bottle Packages are available. Text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686 or email info@ericvirgil.com

Doors Open at 11pm. Close at 4am.
Age: 21 and over
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http://gonyc.net/venues/nyc/highline-ballroom/

This classy music venue—former home to dance clubs Power and Glo—has the fairly dubious distinction of being located next door to a Western Beef supermarket. But indoors, the spartan 700-person-capacity space distinguishes itself with exposed beams, lounge-worthy lighting, and a column-free main floor with great sight lines from both the wide downstairs area and the carpeted balcony. (When seats are added to both levels, the place maxes the lookout.) Bookings are consciously eclectic, but overall reflect the evolved vibe of the neighborhood with bling- and controversy-free hip-hop acts, mellow songstresses, and veteran critical darlings.
Go to www.ericvirgil.com for party information
Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. All sales are Final.

Seventh Annual ‘Heart of Giving’ Gala 5/7/16

Seventh Annual ‘Heart of Giving’ Gala
Saturday, 05/07/2016 – 07:00 pm –
Legal Services - Constant Contact - 50 year Anniversary - EventJW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: N/A

Legal Services of Greater Miami will celebrate its 50th anniversary with its seventh-annual “Heart of Giving” Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Mia

Diversity Honors 5/13/16

Diversity Honors
Friday, 05/13/2016 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DH_FB_logo-002Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33314
Website
Cost: Tickets are $175 per person and corporate tables of 10 are $1,750.

The second annual Diversity Honors to benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park will recognize national and South Florida honorees who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBT community in the spirit of Harvey Milk.

The impressive roster of honorees will be: Peter Clark, publisher of Hotspots Media Group; Enbar Cohen, City of Aventura Commissioner; Rae Franks, lawyer and LGBT advocate; Robert Runcie, Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools and Judge David Young, plus the annual Milk Foundation Milan Rosza Award will recognize Ryland Whittington.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, as the presenting sponsor, will again be the host site for Diversity Honors, which coincides with celebrations around the globe for Harvey Milk Day (May 22), an official state holiday in California that celebrates Milk’s enduring legacy of hope and example of courage. Guests at Diversity Honors will enjoy a lively cocktail reception with the North American premiere of the Levi’s® X Harvey Milk Foundation Pride 2016 Collection, a seated three-course dinner and live entertainment featuring Tony Award-winning actor/singer Levi Kreis. An inspiring awards presentation hosted by Omar Lewis, WSVN weekend morning news anchor, will include Stuart Milk’s 2016 “State of the Global Equality” address.

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with ‘Sapphire Gala’ 4/1/16

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with ‘Sapphire Gala’
Saturday, 04/09/2016 – 04/10/2016 06:30 pm – 12:00 am
FIU-Gala-Flyer-imageInterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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The Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, South Florida’s only public medical school, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a “Sapphire Gala” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, Fla. 33131. Hundreds of members of Miami’s philanthropic, academic, medical, and business communities will gather for an exclusive black-tie evening featuring a luxury silent auction, dinner, music, dancing, and awards presentation. The evening will also include a drawing for a 2016 Red Stingray Corvette.

Second Annual Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala 3/11/16

Second Annual Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala
Friday, 03/11/2016 – 07:00 pm –
LDF_WebBannerThe Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $153-$378

Second Annual Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala
Line up: Alvaro Soler, Diego Torres, DJ Irie, Lou Gramm, and Phil Collins
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7PM
The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

Tickets can be purchased via livenation.com

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala 3/12/16

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala
Saturday, 03/12/2016 – 07:00 pm –
WOT-General-Evite-2Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Dr.,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $450.00

Women of Tomorrow annual gala on Saturday, March 12, taking place at the
Mandarin Oriental, Miami starting at 7 p.m.
500 Brickell Key Dr.

The black-tie event will raise funds to aid young
women in need through mentoring and scholarships.

Galactic Nights … Launching Into The Future 4/23/16

Galactic Nights … Launching Into The Future
Saturday, 04/23/2016 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
SponsorshipPackageLou La Vie Gallery
246 NE 15 Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $175

The Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services Inc. is hosting its annual fundraiser on April 23rd from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm with Galactic Nights … Launching Into The Future, a gala to celebrate the organization’s bright future. The event will take place at Lou La Vie Gallery at 246 NE 15 St., Miami, Fl 33132 (downtown Miami.
This year’s gala will focus on the organization expanding its services and raising funds to help kids in distress who don’t have a place to call home. Proceeds will benefit Miami Bridge, which is the only 24-hour emergency shelter for youth in crisis.
The Galactic Nights gala offers individual tickets at $175 and numerous levels of sponsorship opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 dollars. The gala will have music, dancing and entertainment and will provide a great networking opportunity.

New World Symphony’s Gala: 1000 3/12/16

New World Symphony’s Gala: 1000
Saturday, 03/12/2016 – 06:00 pm –
DSC_9353New World Center
500 17th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, presents its Gala: 1000 on Saturday, March 12, celebrating the organization’s milestone achievement of reaching 1,000 alumni in its 28th year. The event will honor the vision of co-founders Michael Tilson Thomas, a ten-time Grammy Award winner, and Ted and Lin Arison by welcoming back five innovative alumni who have advanced the world of classical music. This year, the organization’s 500 supporters will welcome a special guest to serve as Master of Ceremonies— Malcolm McDowell, the star of the hit series Mozart In The Jungle, focusing on the inside world of classical music. McDowell plays the role of an older, more traditional conductor competing with rising young talent. This year’s gala is hosted by Gala Chairs Ana and Neisen Kasdin.

For ticketing information, please contact Jack Mizutani, Director of Special Events, at Jack.Mizutani@nws.edu

Junior Orange Bowl Gala 2/27/16

Junior Orange Bowl Gala
Saturday, 02/27/2016 – 06:00 pm –
Front-Color-791x1024Conrad Miami
1395 Brickell Ave,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Forget that you are in 2016 and travel back in time to the 80’s for a spectacular night provided to you by the Junior Orange Bowl. Showcasing the now annual tradition on February 27, 2016, the Junior Orange Bowl is proudly hosting its 2nd annual Gala. This year’s Gala will be held in the Conrad Miami. The night will be led by none other than the lively Rick Sanchez. Come mingle and participate in a silent auction that will be complemented with your choice of Ojalá wine or libations by Bacardi. All proceeds raised in the Gala will assist the Junior Orange Bowl to continue hosting youth related events, which includes basketball, golf, tennis, bowling, creative writing, and events dedicated to boys and girls with physical disabilities and many more. Join this celebration and help us honor our community leaders in this unforgettable night. For more information on buying a ticket or to become a sponsor, please our website http://jrorangebowl.org.

ADL Miami In Concert Against Hate 3/5/16

ADL Miami In Concert Against Hate
Saturday, 03/05/2016 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Miami-Concert-ADL-2016-Invite_Page_1-CopyNew World Center
500 17th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $250

ADL Florida will hold its inaugural Miami In Concert Against Hate. This inspirational evening will honor local individuals who have demonstrated tremendous courage, compassion, and determination in confronting hate and intolerance. Our heroes include individuals who could not stand by while others were targets of injustice, and individuals who were themselves victims of hate, extremism, and bigotry. It is more than a concert. It’s a celebration of what Miami stands for.

These extraordinary stories will be narrated by host Larry King and uniquely interwoven with music from the Nu Deco Ensemble of the New World Center. Honorees: Robert Gant, actor, Queer as Folk; Chief Frank Kitzerow, Town of Jupiter Police Department – worked tirelessly to investigate the hate-crime murder of Guatemalan teenager Onesimo Lopez-Ramos; family of Onesimo Lopez-Ramos; Angela King, reformed racist skinhead; the late acclaimed journalist Steven Sotloff (z”l), murdered by ISIS.

Hochberg Preparatory School’s 2nd Annual Gala 1/23/16

Hochberg Preparatory School’s 2nd Annual Gala
Saturday, 01/23/2016 – 07:00 pm –
Hochberg Preparatory School
20350 NW 26th Ave,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33180
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Cost: $125

Hochberg Preparatory School will host its second annual Women of Distinction Gala Event on Saturday, January 23rd. Emmy-nominated, award-winning WLPN Local 10 news anchor, Constance Jones, will be the master of ceremonies for this year’s event. Funds raised will support programs and initiatives aimed at preparing students for life beyond the classroom.

46th Golden Coconut Awards 1/14/16

46th Golden Coconut Awards
Thursday, 01/14/2016 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Golden-Coconut-Awards-Event-InvitationThe Kampong
4013 Douglas Rd, Miami, FL,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: $65

The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 46th Golden Coconut Awards, the premier awards event for the historic Coconut Grove community. The winners of these prestigious awards will be named at the January 14, 2016 event taking place at The Kampong.

The 46th Golden Coconut Awards is a celebration recognizing businesses and individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. “There are so many wonderful businesses and individuals among our community who deserve to be recognized for the positive impact they’ve had locally and in their industry,” said Kathy Kesler, Committee Chair of the Golden Coconut Awards. “We are honored to shine the spotlight on these deserving businesses and individuals, and we look forward to continuing to help them succeed thanks to the many resources the Chamber provides that support local businesses.”

The list of the finalists:
Small Business of the Year
• Lesley Clothing, Lesley Tobin
• Roca Gonzalez, P.A., Antonio Roca & Eric Gonzalez
• FrameWorks- Coconut Grove, Cris Sweeny & Claire Lardner

Business of the Year
• MARCA, Tony Nieves, President
• Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, Curtis Crider, General Manager
• Jaguar Hospitality Group (Jaguar Restaurant, Peacock Café & TALAVERA Cocina Mexicana), Lalo Durazo

Business Leader of the Year
• Tony Nieves, President, MARCA
• David Martin, President and Co-Founder, Terra
• Brigitte Kishlar-Founder/President, Miami Conservatory of Music

Non-Profit Organization of the Year
• The Woody Foundation
• The Thelma Gibson Health Initiative, Inc.
• Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc., (Coconut Grove Arts Festival)

Up & Comer of the Year
• Karl Fong Yee, Assistant Vice President, Regions Bank, Coconut Grove
• Justin Rundle, Partner, Rundle Law
• Jane Muir, Partner, Gersten & Muir P.A.

Community Service
• Louis Del Borrello, “Grove Ambassador”, Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID)
• Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove, Marlene Erven, President
• Commander Manuel Morales, City of Miami Police Department

Outstanding Service By An Individual
• Joyce E. Nelson, Grove Resident, Owner, Cosmopolitan Jewels
• Manny Gonzalez, Executive Director, Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID)
• Commander Manuel Morales, City of Miami Police Department

The Golden Coconut Award is selected among all applications and will be announced at the event on January 14, 2016. (This award is presented to a Community Member who demonstrates a commitment to not only the coconut Grove Chamber, but also to the entire business community and who consistently promotes our business community and the Chamber in their business dealings.)

For tickets, and more information about the event in general, please visit www.CoconutGroveChamber.com or email info@CoconutGroveChamber.com.

Gala in the Garden 2/6/16

Gala in the Garden
Saturday, 02/06/2016 – 06:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Guests-dancingFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Website
Cost: $750

Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent auction, exquisite feast, and dancing by the moonlight at Fairchild’s largest annual fundraiser. The black-tie event of unmatched beauty, with this year’s theme of “Starry, Starry Night,” is co-chaired by notable philanthropists Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa. Proceeds support Fairchild’s programs in conservation science, education, and horticulture.

YoungArts Backyard Ball Performance and Gala 1/9/16

YoungArts Backyard Ball Performance and Gala
Saturday, 01/09/2016 – 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm
YA-GalaYoungArts Campus
2100 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: 1000

National YoungArts Week will culminate with the organization’s largest annual fundraiser, the YoungArts Backyard Ball Performance and Gala, presented by MaxMara and emceed by Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer and director, YoungArts Alumnus Billy Porter (1987 Winner in Theater). During the event, YoungArts will honor director and actress Rosie Perez and director Robert Wilson with the Arison Award, as well as performer, Tony Award nominee, YoungArts Master Teacher and 1997 YoungArts Winner in Theater Tony Yazbeck with the Arison Alumni Award, for their outstanding contributions and indelible impact on the arts. Co-chaired by Armando and Margarita Codina and Tracey and Bruce Berkowitz with support from the 35th Anniversary Committee chaired by Sarah Arison, the celebratory evening will honor all 2016 YoungArts Winners and include a series of performance vignettes, directed by Yazbeck, featuring YoungArts alumni including Desmond Richardson (1986 Winner in Dance and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), Dave Eggar (1987 Winner in Music and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), India Carney (2011 Winner in Theater, Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), Andrew Nemr (1997 Winner in Dance), Jake Goldbas (2007 Winner in Jazz), Pascal Le Boeuf (2004 Winner in Jazz and Music) and Riley O’Flynn (2014 Winner in Dance).

Tickets start at $1,000 and tables are available starting at $10,000. For more information or to reserve tickets by phone, please contact gala@youngarts.org or call Everett Ford at 305.377.1140, extension 1808.

Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation 39th Annual Christmas Gala 12/12/15

Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation 39th Annual Christmas Gala
Saturday, 12/12/2015 – 08:00 pm –
SMALL-WILLY-CHIRINO-PROMO-PHOTO-2013Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
RSVP / Register
Cost: Individual Ticket – $125; Reserved Table (10 Guests) – $2,000; VIP Lounge (10 Guests) – $3,000

The Kiwanis of Little Havana is set to host its 39th Annual Christmas Gala, with support from BMW, Bacardi, Coca-Cola, AT&T and Heineken. Proceeds from the annual fundraising event will benefit various Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation projects, including “A Toy for Every Child” and “Adopt-a-Family” holiday initiatives, as well as the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation Future Leaders Through Education Scholarship Fund.

“We are excited to continue honoring the club’s 40th anniversary during our annual Christmas Gala and raise the funds needed to provide gifts, meals and essential items to thousands of families during the holidays and beyond,” said Tony Lorenzo, chairman of the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation. “We are grateful for our corporate and community partners who help our members and volunteers further our mission of giving back to those in need, one child and one community at a time.”

Guests will dance to the rhythm of live performances by internationally renowned Grammy-award winner, legendary Cuban-American music icon and past King of Carnaval Miami (1993) Willy Chirino, and 80s disco-diva and queen of freestyle, Shannon. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar and buffet stations featuring local cuisine. Formal attire will be strictly enforced.

Additional benefiting foundation projects include the annual Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Christmas Fair, and many more community goodwill youth initiatives.

Uncle Toms BBQ Joins Kiwanis Christmas Gala 12/5/15

Uncle Toms BBQ Joins Kiwanis Christmas Gala
Saturday, 12/05/2015 – 12/05/2015 08:00 pm –
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4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $125

Join the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana this Saturday, December 5th, for the Christmas Gala of the year. Celebrate alongside your friends as Uncle Toms BBQ fills up your bellies with their best dishes. Try their adored pulled pork sliders and others which we promise you are going to love. Wear your best and join us for a night of food, dance and song. With us will be the beautiful voices of Willy Chirino, Shannon and Albita along with many other festivities. Doors open at 8 p.m. at the Miami Seaquarium on 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149.

Cleveland Orchestra Miami 10th anniversary Gala 1/23/16

Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
clevelandKnight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Gala tickets: $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000. Please contact 305-372-7747 to purchase tickets.
Concert-only tickets range from $75-$220 and can be purchased at 305-949-6722.
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Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and Soprano Renée Fleming perform at Cleveland Orchestra Miami 10th anniversary Gala. Gala Chairs are Susan and Jeffrey Feldman, with Honorary Chairs Florence and Sheldon Anderson, Hector Fortun, Jan Lewis, and Sue Miller.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano
Program includes works by Mozart and Ravel and Verdi.

Cleveland Orchestra Miami announces the tenth anniversary Gala event on Saturday, January 23, 2016. As Cleveland Orchestra Miami celebrates ten seasons as a vital part of the Miami culture, this spectacular first Annual Gala celebration is a tribute to the ongoing partnership between The Cleveland Orchestra and the Miami community in sharing world-class music through concert performances, education presentations, and community events. This special evening features Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming joining and The Cleveland Orchestra in performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s Knight Concert Hall.
Gala Chairs are Susan and Jeffrey Feldman, with Honorary Chairs Florence and Sheldon Anderson, Hector Fortun, Jan Lewis, and Sue Miller. The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Gala will be an evening of incredible music to celebrate ten seasons of The Cleveland Orchestra’s relationship with the Miami-Dade community.

“Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s Gala will be the social event of the season,” said Susan Feldman, 2016 Cleveland Orchestra Miami Gala Chair. “We are delighted to feature superstar soprano Renée Fleming alongside Franz Welser-Möst and the magnificent Cleveland Orchestra for our first-ever gala. As we embark on the next ten years of this extraordinary partnership, we are proud to celebrate what we as a community have built with The Cleveland Orchestra. This is a must-attend event!”

The spectacular tenth anniversary season Gala evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with valet parking at the Hotel Intercontinental with transportation provided to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the 7:00 p.m. concert performance by The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst featuring soprano Renée Fleming. After the concert, transportation will be provided to return guests to the Hotel Intercontinental for a cocktail reception and elegant dinner in the Ballroom.

A recent performance by The Cleveland Orchestra and Renée Fleming drew rave reviews from the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “…the orchestra, under Welser-Möst’s sure hand, provided a rich nocturnal backdrop for this autumnal masterpiece.” – “The thunderous ovations attested to the evening’s musical success….” – “Fleming’s voice is a fine marvel, maintaining its creamy tone throughout her entire range….”

2016 Be A Voice Create A Legacy Gala 1/16/16

2016 Be A Voice Create A Legacy Gala
Saturday, 01/16/2016 – 07:00 pm –
Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 NW Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Table sponsorships start at $7,500 and individual tickets may be purchased for $1,000. To learn more about underwriting opportunities and sponsorships, or to purchase a table or tickets, please call (786) 469-3856 or visit www.BeAVoice.org.

Voices For Children Foundation, Inc., and presenting sponsor Harry Winston, will serve as hosts to approximately 500 of Miami’s most influential and philanthropic community leaders for the organization’s annual Be A Voice Gala. The gala will feature cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and entertainment. Paul Castronovo of Big 105.9’s “Paul & Young Ron Show” will serve as emcee.

The 10th Annual Holiday Gala 12/5/15

The 10th Annual Holiday Gala
Saturday, 12/05/2015 – 12/05/2015 06:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Invite-FrontJungle Island – Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $200.00

On December 5th, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (M-DCC) will host its 10th Annual Holiday Gala: Embracing the South Florida Multi-Cultural Business Community. Additionally, the black-tie gala will honor the best and brightest among South Florida’s business, civic and community leaders while celebrating 41 years of advocacy, empowerment and growth of minority-owned businesses throughout the region.

This year, Alvin West, CFO and Senior Vice President of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (GMCVB), will serve as the gala committee chair. Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime and Jorge Plasencia, co-founder, chairman & CEO of República, one of America’s leading cross-cultural advertising, digital and communications agencies, will serve as event co-chairs.

This year’s gala will be held at Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida, 33132. The event begins with a cocktail reception, and silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner, award presentation, and a special performance by acclaimed jazz vocalist and GMCVB Board Member Carole Ann Taylor during the dinner hour. A post performance will be performed by the Old Skool Gang.

9th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala 11/7/15

9th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala
Saturday, 11/07/2015 – 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
bgc-galaThe Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Dr.,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $500

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, a non-profit organization offering afterschool and summer camp programs to over 8,000 community youth, is set to host its 9th Annual “Wild About Kids” gala on November 7th. The marquis event draws community leaders, donors and celebrities alike in an effort to raise funds for its local youth programs throughout the year. This year’s grand event, chaired by community leaders, Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado and co-chaired by Elizabeth Patino. With the theme of the event “True Colors” will be brought to life by the event firm Alore, the evening will feature a VIP look at the Spring 2016 collection by globally renowned designer, Angel Sanchez, live entertainment by Juniors Entertainment, silent auction, special youth performances, an after-party sponsored by NCL and more.

Kiwanis Of Little Havana Foundation 39th Annual Christmas Gala 12/5/15

Kiwanis Of Little Havana Foundation 39th Annual Christmas Gala
Saturday, 12/05/2015 – 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
EviteMiami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: Individual Ticket – $125; Reserved Table (10 Guests) – $2,000; VIP Lounge (10 Guests) – $3,000

The Kiwanis of Little Havana is set to host its 39th Annual Christmas Gala, with support from BMW, Bacardi, Coca-Cola, AT&T and Heineken. Proceeds from the annual fundraising event will benefit various Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation projects, including “A Toy for Every Child” and “Adopt-a-Family” holiday initiatives, as well as the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation Future Leaders Through Education Scholarship Fund.

“We are excited to continue honoring the club’s 40th anniversary during our annual Christmas Gala and raise the funds needed to provide gifts, meals and essential items to thousands of families during the holidays and beyond,” said Tony Lorenzo, chairman of the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation. “We are grateful for our corporate and community partners who help our members and volunteers further our mission of giving back to those in need, one child and one community at a time.”

Guests will dance to the rhythm of live performances by internationally renowned Grammy-award winner, legendary Cuban-American music icon and past King of Carnaval Miami (1993) Willy Chirino, Grammy-award winning Cuban-music sensation and past Queen of Carnaval Miami (2005) Albita, along with 80s disco-diva and queen of freestyle, Shannon. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar and buffet stations featuring local cuisine. Formal attire will be strictly enforced.

Additional benefiting foundation projects include the annual Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Christmas Fair, and many more community goodwill youth initiatives.

White Party Week Miami 2015 11/25/15 – 11/30/15

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White Party Week Miami 2015
November 25th – 30th
Various Locations
Tickets and Info

White Party Weekâ„¢ Raises The Sails And Turns Up The Magic In 2015

Care Resource is excited to announce that the crown jewel of circuit parties “The White Party” returns on Saturday, November 28th to the line-up of White Party Week™, a series of fundraising events over the long Thanksgiving weekend. We are pulling out all the stops, bringing in guests from all over the world, premiering a mega-yachting White Party and once again raising this dance party event to a whole new level.

Set sail seafarer into a glamorous world – chicly styled in white and adorned with all things fabulous for a nautical adventure under Miami’s’ moonlight skies.

31st Annual White Party “Anchors Away”
Saturday, November 28th, boarding at 6 pm
Grand Floridian Mega Yacht
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Guests will board the Grand Floridian Mega Yacht, the largest, newest and most elegant yacht in South Florida, for the premier event of the year, the 31st Annual White Party “Anchors Away” fundraiser benefiting Care Resource.

Passengers will board at Miami’s Bayfront Park, north dock from 6 -7 pm and then set sail through the magnificent waterways that make up Miami’s one-of-a-kind skyline and return at 11 pm for passengers to disembark by Midnight. General admission includes Open Bar and hors d’oeuvres. VIP admission includes Private VIP lounge level complete with Premium Open Bar; butler passed hors d’oeuvres, specially paired tastings presented by Voga Italia Wines and departure gift bag. Anchors aweigh, seafarer — an adventure awaits!

White Party Week features one week of amazing events with superstar Djs beginning on Wednesday, Nov 25th with “White Heat” at Bailo Nightclub, on Thursday, Nov 26th with “White Journeys” at the all new Bekkoi Nightclub featuring the long awaited return to South Florida of DJ Manny Lehman, on Friday, Nov 27th, witness a stellar night with “White Dreams” at Club Space with Djs Joe Gauthreaux and Alain Jackinsky. Saturday, Nov 28th kicks off with “White Splash Pool Party” at the Aloft South Beach Hotel with DJ Tomer Maizner, followed by The White Party – Anchors Away featuring DJ Roland Belmares, followed by “White Starz” at Score Nightclub with Djs Isaac Escalante and Paulo. On Sunday, Nov 29th the week hits a high with “Muscle Beach Party” on the sands of South Beach with Djs Eddie Martinez and Phil B, followed by the infamous “Noche Blanca” party at Story Nightclub in Miami Beach with DJ Abel.

Tickets and Passes are available online at www.whiteparty.org. Since its inception, White Party Week has raises millions of dollars for Care Resource, South Florida’s Oldest and largest non-profit community health care focusing on HIV/AIDS research, prevention and care and treatment services to individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

WPW_LOGO_STACKED“Our not-for-profit agency has spent years building the infrastructure needed to benefit our HIV positive community. The last seven years have ushered in a real maturing for us. We took our model of excellence and expanded it to include not only those with HIV, but all of South Florida’s diverse LGBT and less privileged communities. Today, we are a full-fledged federally qualified community health center (FQHC) – a medical home for all those in need. Every visitor that joins us for White Party Week is a dollar more we have to care for those in need.”– Rick Siclari, CEO, Care Resource.

YPO “Diamonds and Divas” Gala 11/7/15

YPO “Diamonds and Divas” Gala
Saturday, 11/07/2015 – 06:30 pm –
stdRitz-Cartlon Coconut Grove
3300 SW 27th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: $400

Young Patronesses of the Opera, one of Miami’s oldest arts organizations, is celebrating its 60th Diamond Jubilee year, and will host a dazzling night of dinner and dancing at its “Diamonds & Divas” Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour that includes a silent auction and entertainment, followed by dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Drew T Band. Special Guest, Broadway and Opera Diva Lisa Vroman, will dazzle the crowd with a ‘can’t miss’ performance. Master of Ceremonies for this historic event will be one of Florida Grand Opera’s leading opera experts, Justin Moss. YPO’s Co-Presidents Debbie Campbell and Barbara Reese are serving as this year’s Gala Chairs. For more information on how to attend, sponsor, or underwrite the “Diamonds & Divas” Gala contact Debbie Campbell or Barbara Reese at President@YPO-Miami.org or at 305-778-879l or 305-773-1543.

Halloween Horror House Showcase 10/31/15

Halloween Horror House Showcase
Saturday, 10/31/2015 – 10:00 pm – 02:00 am
KApexHalloweenInviteThe Buena Vista Collective House
536 NW 47 St.,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $10 Donation

You are Cordially Invited to the
2015 Halloween Horror House Showcase
APOCALYPSE THEMED

Hosted by Julie Jónsdóttir, Marissa Alma Nick, Carlo Javierand various others.

Complimentary Food & Drink
$10 Suggested Donation

– Body Armor Designed by 3 Selected Artists
– Performance by Alma Dance Theater
– Tarot Card Readings by Sherrin
– Music provided by DJ Hotpants

Presented by Kapex Armor
This is a charity event supporting the upcoming South Florida K9 Police competition

Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Awards and Luncheon 30th Anniversary 11/12/15

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Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Awards and Luncheon 30th Anniversary
Thursday, November 12, 11:00am to 1:30pm
afpnpd11:00 a.m. – Registration
11:45 a.m. – Seating
Program begins promptly at Noon
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami Florida 33132
Online Registration
Presenting Sponsor $15,000
Supporting Sponsor $10,000
Platinum Sponsor $5000
Gold Sponsor $2500
Silver Sponsor $1250
Bronze $750
Individual $75

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Miami In Partnership with Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, The Miami Foundation and Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Miami-Dade Cordially invite you to attend The 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon Presented by Florida International University

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – AFP Miami continues its tradition of honoring the local philanthropic community at the annual National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon. In 1985, AFP Miami initiated one of the first National Philanthropy Day awards events. Today, National Philanthropy Day is celebrated across North America and around the world. This year is our 30th anniversary and we expect over 600 people including high-net-wealth donors, key corporate leadership and other non-profit stakeholders from our community. The day will be specially designed to recognize and honor the great contributions individuals active in Miami’s philanthropic community have made to our lives, our local community and our world. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, the program will also feature a special look back in time at our city’s philanthropic milestones.

2015 Honorees:
Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Paul and Swanee DiMare
Outstanding Philanthropist: Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Wertheim
Outstanding Volunteer: Lewis “S” Mike Eidson, Ann Machado
Julia Tuttle Award for Community Involvement and Corporate Citizenship: Miami Marlins
Outstanding Grant Maker: United Way of Miami-Dade
Champion of Philanthropy: Alberto Ibarguen, Knight Foundation

Honoring those who make a difference, Philanthropy and volunteerism are selfless acts of generosity and kindness. National Philanthropy Day is designed to honor those who improve our community and our lives with their efforts in hundreds of cities across America. The event is organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Miami Chapter with the generous support of our partners.

National Philanthropy Day Committee
Barbara Norland, NPD Co-Chair
Amy Powers , NPD Co-Chair
Richard Alan Lehrman, Chapter President

Girl Power’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Brunch 10/18/15

Girl Power’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Brunch
Sunday, October 18, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Beth David Congregation
2625 SW 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33129
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2015 brings Girl Power to a threshold of change, as we celebrate 15 years of “Making a Difference.” We invite you to join us at our “15th Anniversary Celebration Brunch”, hosted by Beth David Congregation.

The anniversary brunch will feature musical performances by the Girls’ Choir of Miami and acclaimed legendary singer Maryel Epps. In the previous years, we have hosted the “Gospel Brunch Explosion” which offered a relaxing atmosphere for music lovers to enjoy a sumptious meal catered by celebrity chef, Chef Irie, and uplifting soulful music.

We hope that you will join Girl Power, Beth David Congregation, FIU, Wells Fargo Bank, Himan Brown Charitable Trust, Chef Irie of Chef Irie Spice and the Key Biscayne Foundation in supporting Girl Power’s 15-Year Anniversary Celebration.

Nightmare on the Beach: The Battle of Heaven & Hell 10/31/15

Nightmare on the Beach: The Battle of Heaven & Hell
Saturday, October 31, 9:00pm – 1:00am
lighthouseLummus Park
Ocean Drive at 8th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Nightmare on the Beach 2015: the Battle of Heaven & Hell (“NOTB2015”) is scheduled for Saturday, October 31st, 2015 on Miami Beach, Florida from 9 pm to 2 am. Tickets include premium open bar sponsored by Patron and Dos Equis, including Ultimat vodka, Pyrat rum, FIJI water, and Perrier.

A limited number of VIP Tables are available, which include 10 tickets and unlimited bottle service all night. For more information on VIP Tables contact our office at (305) 417-8553.

All proceeds from NOTB2015 benefit the Little Lighthouse Foundation (“LLF”), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, supporting children with educational, financial and medical hardships in South Florida. For more information on the Little Lighthouse Foundation and its work in the community, visit www.thelittlelighthouse.org.

* NOTB2015 TICKETS
+Include top shelf cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages during the event
+Samples from sponsoring restaurants & catering partners

VIP TABLE SERVICE
Call The Little Lighthouse Foundation at 305-417-8553 for VIP table information and pricing.

NOTB2015 is Rain or Shine
Tickets to Nightmare on the Beach are non-refundable
By purchasing a ticket and registering for this event, you acknowledge that you are 21 years or older and you give the Little Lighthouse Foundation the right to photograph, videotape or otherwise record or collect your name, likeness, voice and sounds (“Works”) during your attendance at the event. You irrevocably assign and grant to the Little Lighthouse Foundation all rights in these Works and the right to use or sublicense these Works and your name, likeness and biography, in the Little Lighthouse Foundation’s discretion, in all media and for any purpose, including without limitations, advertising and other promotions for the Little Lighthouse Foundation, without any further consideration to yourself, your heirs, assigns or legal representations, and without any right to review any such use beforehand.

SAVE’s Halloween Ball 21 10/30/15

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SAVE’s Halloween Ball 21
Friday, October 30, 9:00pm – 3:00am
saveMagic City Casino
450 NW 37th Ave
Miami, Florida 33125
Before 10/1: $60 or $100 for VIP Open Bar All Night
After 10/1: $75 or $125 for VIP Open Bar All Night
At the Door: $100 or $150 for VIP Open Bar All Night
Tickets

Your luck runs out on Friday, October 30, 2015 for SAVE’s 21st Halloween Ball, presented by Magic City Casino. Join several hundred of the scariest and sexiest ghouls in South Florida for a night of free flowing cocktails, mesmerizing dance beats, sickening costumes, amazing performances and a killer Costume Contest (with over $1000 in cash and prizes) at the best Halloween party you’ll ever attend.

Spirits by Bacardi and Grey Goose, with full bars that include Martini Prosecco, Grey Goose Flavors, Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Limon, Bombay Sapphire, Dewar’s White Label and Tequila Cazadores.

All proceeds from SAVE’s Halloween Ball will directly fuel SAVE’s fight to achieve LGBTQ Equality in South Florida. For more information on SAVE: www.save.lgbt

Vizcaya 29th Annual Halloween Sundowner 10/30/15

Vizcaya 29th Annual Halloween Sundowner
sundownerFriday, October 30at 8:00pm – 12:00am
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S Miami Ave
Miami, Florida 33129
General admission is $140 for members and $165 for non-members. To see all ticket options and to pre-purchase online, got to www.vizcayahalloween.org

When Vizcaya mixes outlandish costumes with a breathtaking view of Biscayne Bay for its Halloween Sundowner. For the 29th year in a row, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens will hold its Halloween Sundowner within the magnificent property. Joy Taylor, co-host of Miami’s sports talk radio The Ticket, will emcee and host our outrageous costume contest. Dance along the Bay with Live Music from
Spam Allstars and DJ A-Train.

The Halloween Sundowner will offer five full bars by Premiere Beverage and Bacardi, along with wine from Ghost Pines, Bogle Vineyards, and Michael David Winery. Wynwood Brewing, Biscayne Bay Brewing, and Miami Brewing Companies will pour a selection of their craft beer, and guests will be treated to food by Whole Foods, Crepe Maker, Catering by Loveables and other participating sponsors. Additional sponsors of this event include Red Bull, Wild Child World, Zico, Kind, Brickell Magazine, Creative Creative, Aver Productions and Yelp.

Party in Vizcaya’s VIP Inner Courtyard with Catering by Loveables, private bar and specialty drink. VIP tickets are $250 per person and are limited to 100 guests.
*MUST BE 21+ AND SHOW ID AT THE GATE. Rain or shine, no refunds.
Parking is free at 3280 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33133 – across from Vizcaya’s Main entry on Miami Ave.
Making it a late night? Schedule your ride in advance with Red Cap at http://www.myredcap.com/sundowner2015
Proceeds from the event support the protection and preservation of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

The “Dream” Big Gala 1/30/16

The “Dream” Big Gala
Saturday, 01/30/2016 – 07:00 pm –
bbbs-miami-logoAmerican Airlines Area
601 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33131
Buy Tickets
Cost: $750

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami will serve as host to the 2016 “Dream” Big Gala, which attracts hundreds of Miami’s corporate and philanthropic elite every year. The 13th annual gala includes an auction, live entertainment, dancing and gourmet cuisine, beginning with cocktails at 7 p.m. The goal of the Big Dream Gala is to raise $1 million toward supporting mentorship programs for at-risk youths.

Kiwanis Of Little Havana 39th Annual Christmas Gala – Tickets Now On Sale 12/5/15

Kiwanis Of Little Havana 39th Annual Christmas Gala – Tickets Now On Sale
Saturday, 12/05/2015 – 12/06/2015 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
RSVP / Register
Cost: Individual Ticket – $125; Reserved Table (10 Guests) – $1,500; VIP Lounge (10 Guests) – $2,500

The Kiwanis of Little Havana is set to bring the holiday spirit to South Florida during the 39th Annual Christmas Gala, with support from BMW, Bacardi, Coca-Cola, AT&T and Heineken. Tickets are now on sale for the yearly event, with proceeds benefiting various Kiwanis of Little Havana community service projects. Performing at this year’s gala are internationally renowned Grammy-award winner, legendary Cuban-American music icon and past King of Carnaval Miami (1993) Willy Chirino, Grammy-award winning Cuban-music sensation and past Queen of Carnaval Miami (2005) Albita, along with 80s disco-diva and queen of freestyle, Shannon.

The EDGE Foundation’s Tropical Miami Night Gala 10/17/15

The EDGE Foundation’s Tropical Miami Night Gala
Saturday, 10/17/2015 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tropical-Night-ImageHilton Miami Airport Hotel
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive,
Miami, Florida 33126
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Cost: $75 per person or $250 per domino table

The Early Development of Global Education (EDGE) Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing humanitarian services for families, specifically children in need. The organization will present their 8th Annual “Tropical Miami Night Gala” on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, at The Hilton Miami Airport Hotel (located at 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126).

During this year’s gala, guests will experience a tropical island lifestyle where domino tables, cocktails provided by Bacardi, Arandoza cigars, music and good company are essential. Attendees will also enjoy an exclusive lounge area, a Funclick photo booth, complimentary food, a silent auction, a coffee station courtesy of Starbucks, cigar rolling demonstrations and live entertainment. The event attracts a vibrant group of local trendsetters, business executives, community leaders and local celebrities.

The EDGE Charitable Foundation has helped more than 20,000 children in the United States, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Guatemala, India, Madagascar, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. The Tropical Miami Night Gala will raise funds to benefit children who are homeless, unaccompanied, and victims of human trafficking, domestic violence or victimized in any other way. The gala will also support the leadership programming needs of the EDGE Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). The overall goal of the organization is to raise funds for various humanitarian projects on a local and global level.

“On behalf of The EDGE Board of Directors, we’re beyond excited for this year’s gala because we know our community will come together for this great cause and we’re grateful for the impact our supporters have on our EDGE children!” says Mercy Hernandez, CEO of the EDGE Charitable Foundation.

Pre-sale tournament tickets for the 8th annual Tropical Miami Night Gala start at $75 per person or $250 per domino table. General admission tickets cost $60. The gala will be sponsored by Hilton Miami Airport Hotel, HPOA (Hispanic Police Officers Association) and Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay. For more information on the EDGE Charitable Foundation, visit www.TheEdgeHelps.com. For sponsorship opportunities or event inquiries, email Mercy Hernandez at mercy@theedgeeducation.com or call 305-298-1763.

2015 Diamond Ball: Diamonds Are Forever 10/10/15

2015 Diamond Ball: Diamonds Are Forever
Saturday, 10/10/2015 – 07:30 pm –
diamond-ball-inviteJW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33131
RSVP / Register
Cost: https://www.mchf.org/diamondball/rsvp

The Diamond Ball ranks among the top fundraisers in Florida and is recognized by society’s elite as the launch of the South Florida gala season. As Miami Children’s Health System’s premier signature event, the Diamond Ball pays tribute to the Hospital’s grateful patients, world-class physicians and generous philanthropists, and helps to raise funds to position Miami Children’s as a world leader and global destination for pediatric health and wellness.

Invited guests experience a spectacular themed black-tie affair with a stylish cocktail soiree featuring entertainment, a sensational silent auction and much more.

The event attracts an esteemed group of business, community and philanthropic notables with strong international connections and the common bond of making a difference in the lives of children. During the event, the Foundation will introduce their Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame 2015 inductee. Past honorees include Juanes, Beyoncé, Dwyane Wade, Barbara and Jack Nicklaus, Audrey Hepburn, Walt Disney, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Juanes and most recently, Romero Britto.

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) Legends Honors and Leaders, Legends and Lovelies Ball 9/11/15

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Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) Legends Honors and Leaders, Legends and legendsballLovelies Ball
Friday, September 11, 7pm -11pm
Hotel Victor
1144 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tickets $50 advance at www.unitycoalition.org or $80 at door.

For the 5th year our Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) Legends Honors and Leaders, Legends & Lovelies Ball celebrates the good, positive & outstanding within our LGBTQ & ally community. Through the annual recognition we bring the community together to focus on the similarities rather than the differences we all share, and how we can inspire others to do good, excel, be proud of who they are & just be better people.

This year, our Legends Ball – the one fundraising event of its kind we host each year – will be on Friday, September 11th, 7-11pm at the historic Victor Hotel on Miami Beach’s famed Ocean Drive, and will honor Jonathan Plutzik, Caridad Moro-Gonlier & Milan Rodriguez.

Bacardi Open Bar, Hors D’ouevres, Silent Auction. Performances by Envee, Jei & More

Our work is 100% funded by events & private donations, and we are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back out for programming, leading & assisting our community to fairness & equality.

Pawpurrazzi 1/22/16

Pawpurrazzi
Friday, 01/22/2016 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Pawpurrazzi is the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s most extravagant event of the year, driven by the love, devotion and direction of the wonderful Pawpurrazzi Chairmen, Pat and Milton Wallace and Bunny Bastian. On January 22, 2016, more than 500 of Miami’s most influential and esteemed pet loving philanthropists will come together to Jungle Island from 7:00PM to 11:00PM for an absolutely exuberant evening. Divine delicacies, great music, an exciting silent auction and a runway for our two-legged and four-legged friends make Pawparrazzi a one-of-a-kind event. This year’s theme will add an ornate touch of sparkle and vibrancy to this sophisticated and modish affair. Visit www.pawpurrazzi.com and enjoy previews from past years Pawpurrazzi successes!

A Night in Old Shanghai Gala to benefit Coral Gables Community Foundation 10/16/15

“A Night in Old Shanghai” Gala to benefit Coral Gables Community Foundation
Friday, 10/16/2015 – 07:00 pm –
imageCoral Gables Country Club
997 N. Greenway Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: single tickets $500 table for ten $5,000

The Coral Gables Community Foundation will be hosting its annual black-tie gala on October 16 with lion dances, streaming dragons and exotic cuisine for an enchanting Night in Old Shanghai. Guests will be taken on a captivating culinary and entertainment journey with dishes such as Peking duck and live Chinese dancing.

BACCF 2015 Independence Gala 9/12/15

BACCF 2015 Independence Gala
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
BACCF-gala-2015Four Season Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave. 6th Floor,
Miami,, Florida 33131
RSVP Link
Cost: BACCF Members: $200.00 Non-members: $250.00

This traditional black-tie evening celebrates Brazil’s Independence and is the landmark event as the largest annual social gathering of the Brazilian community in Florida. This very special celebration will be held on Saturday, September 12th. The event, a black-tie dinner-dance, takes place at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel, especially decorated for the occasion.

YMCA of South Florida 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala 11/21/15

YMCA of South Florida 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala
Saturday, 11/21/2015 – 11/21/2015 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2015-07-27-at-12.51.55-PMTurnberry Isle Miami Resort
19999 W Country Club Dr. Grand Ballroom,
Aventura, Florida 33180
Webpage Link
Cost: Tickets start at $1000, Tables $10,000

On Saturday, November 21, hundreds of the region’s top business and community leaders will come together to launch a celebration of 100 years of serving children, families, seniors and adults in South Florida. The YMCA of South Florida 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala will be held at the iconic Turnberry Isle Miami Resort. Leading the festivities as Gala Co-Chairs are philanthropists Robert J. “Robin” Shelley, III and his wife, Susan; former NFL player Dwight Stephenson and his wife Dinah, co-business owners and philanthropists; CPA Joaquin Urquiola and his wife, attorney and business owner Joanne; and attorney Kurt Zimmerman and his wife Patty Hooley Zimmerman, automotive business owner.

One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the event will be directed toward financial assistance for underserved children, youth and families, and other important initiatives such as drowning and chronic disease prevention. Annually, the YMCA serves more than 250,000 people through programs that nurture the potential of youth, improve the community’s health and well- being, and giving back to neighbors in need.

Cleveland Orchestra Miami 10th Anniversary Gala Evening 1/23/16

Cleveland Orchestra Miami 10th Anniversary Gala Evening
Saturday, 01/23/2016 – 01/23/2016 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cleveland-Orchestra-GalaAdrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
More Info Link
Cost: $1000

The Cleveland Orchestra celebrates 10 years in Miami on Saturday, Jan. 23 with a special performance featuring acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming and conductor Frank Welser-Möst at the Adrienne Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall followed by a gala dinner at the Hotel InterContinental.

The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration presented by Ocean Bank 5/28/15

The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration presented by Ocean Bank
Thursday, 05/28/2015 – 05/28/2015 06:00 pm – 09:15 pm
Invite-cover-imageDouglas Entrance
806 S. Douglas Road, South Tower Penthouse,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: $125 per ticket, sponsorships available

The Education Fund to auction 180 pieces of original student, teacher art at the annual For the Love of Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration

6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at Douglas Entrance South Tower Penthouse in Coral Gables

WHAT: The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration presented by Ocean Bank, will showcase more than 180 original pieces of artwork created by Miami-Dade County public school students and teachers. This Children’s Trust sponsored event showcases artwork crafted from materials found at The Education Fund’s Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials, a warehouse with donated supplies where teachers can pick up free materials for classroom projects and for their students.

For the Love of Art features the Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni Achievement Awards, which honors 30 extraordinary community leaders who graduated from public schools.

In addition, the auction will feature more 120 luxury items, performances by the New World School of the Arts Alumni Jazz Combo, special drinks by Bacardi, and catering by the 2015 Teacher of the Year Chef Myrna Betancourt and her students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

EVENT TITLE: The Education Fund For the Love of Art Annual Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration

BENEFITTING: Miami Dade County public school art programs and The Education Fund’s Ocean Bank Center

WHEN: Thursday, May 28
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Douglas Entrance, South Tower Penthouse
806 S. Douglas Road
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Valet and self-parking available

WHY: The annual charity event supports and raises funds for The Education Fund, which has acted on the belief that the quality of public schools must be the top priority for our community. Working with the private sector for 26 years, The Education Fund has raised more than $50 million to support and improve public schools with an emphasis on designing and implementing innovative initiatives. The goal is to ensure that every child learns, graduates and succeeds.

Tickets are $125 per person. Available at EducationFund.org and at the event.
Call 305-558-4544, ext. 107

CONNECT: The Education Fund Website: www.educationfund.org
Like The Education Fund on Facebook at www.facebook.com/educationfundmiami.
Follow us on Twitter @EducationFund. The event hashtag is #edfundart

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Event Sponsors: Ocean Bank, Sapoznik Insurance, The Children’s Trust, Douglas Entrance Bacardi, CBS4

Marlins Foundation Invites You to Fish ‘N Chips! 5/21/15

Marlins Foundation Invites You to Fish ‘N Chips!
Thursday, 05/21/2015 – 06:30 pm –
2015_FNC_SaveTheDate_Email-01Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way,
Miami, Florida 33125
Webpage Link
Cost: Couple $175 Single $100

Please join the Marlins Foundation for an evening of fun and stakes with your favorite Marlins players, coaches and alumni. Enjoy a night filled with lavish hors d’oeuvres, open bars, live music and dancing as you revel in breathtaking views of downtown Miami.

5th Annual BLUE Cocktail 5/9/15

5th Annual BLUE Cocktail
Saturday, 05/09/2015 – 05/09/2015 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
10985816_10152726054965267_2455978783915930989_nFIU GC Ballrooms
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $50

To commemorate another successful year of dedication to end the water and sanitation crisis, BLUE Missions is hosting its 5th Annual Cocktail fundraiser on May 9 at Florida International University. For over five years, BLUE Missions has served the Miami community in educating young adults of the overwhelming need for clean water and sanitation in poverty-stricken communities abroad through authentic immersion experiences in the Dominican Republic.
The evening features an open bar stocked with premium-brand liquor provided by Southern Wine & Spirits, hors d’oeuvres and dinner catered by Cole Catering, live music by Afro-Latin funk band Suénalo and professional singer/songwriter, Keba, along with beats by DJ Mandy.
The 5th Annual BLUE Cocktail is an opportunity for all to join BLUE Missions in celebrating five years’ worth of accomplishments, memories, and togetherness in the unstoppable quest of water-giving. Join BLUE Missions on Saturday, May 9 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in FIU’s Ernest R. Graham Center Ballroom, located at 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, Florida. Tickets are $50 until May 8, $75 at the door. For ticket purchases, please visit www.bluemissions.org/2015bluecocktail/. To join multinational corporations like Visa, Trip Advisor Foundation, and Caricap as Platinum Sponsors, please contact Daniel Rodriguez at danny@bluemissions.org or call 305.542.9519. For more information on BLUE Missions, please visit www.bluemissions.org.

Diversity Honors 5/9/15

Diversity Honors
Saturday, 05/09/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Diversity-Honors-PhotoSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33314
Webpage Link
Cost: Tickets are $150 per person and corporate tables of 10 are $1,500

The inaugural Diversity Honors, co-presented by the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, will recognize national honorees Judy and Dennis Shepard, co-founders of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, plus several South Florida leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBT community.

Emceed by WSVN-TV’s Craig Stevens, the gala will celebrate South Florida forces for change including international recording artist Deborah Cox, President and Founder of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Rand Hoch, nationally recognized teen activist and honorary co-founder of the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation Jazz Jennings, celebrity entertainer Elaine Lancaster (James Davis), CEO of Planned Parenthood of South Florida Lillian Tamayo, 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Miami Judge William Thomas and Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis.

In addition to a cocktail reception, seated three-course dinner and musical entertainment, Diversity Honors will offer a front and center opportunity to hear a compelling speech about the need for more education, greater acceptance and advocacy for equal rights from Stuart Milk, co-founder and president of the Harvey Milk Foundation.

uAspire Miami Cap & Gown Gala 5/2/15

uAspire Miami Cap & Gown Gala
Saturday, 05/02/2015 – 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm
uAspire-Invite-4.2.15Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: $175

uAspire Miami hosts its 2nd annual Cap & Gown Gala on May 2nd, 2015 at the Miami Dade College Koubek Center. The event will feature The First One Awards, honoring individuals who, against great odds, rose above their circumstances to become a first-generation college graduate and is, today, a leader or rising star in their field or the local community. This year we proudly honor Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Ambassador Simon Ferro and U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

The evening will gather Miami Area business and community leaders to celebrate uAspire Miami and its mission to ensure that college is affordable and accessible for all young people. Throughout the night, guests will sip on cocktails courtesy of Bacardi, beer from Biscayne Bay Brewing Company and enjoy delicious tapas and paella while dining al fresco. Unlike other galas, this one promises to be refreshing, as guests sit in lounge furniture and dance away to a live band under the night sky.

The Cap & Gown Gala featuring The First One Awards will ultimately highlight the transformative power of higher education to propel individuals and families toward lives of opportunity.

For information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets, contact uAspire Miami’s Executive Director, Jerry Henry, jerryh@uaspire.org.

Communities In Schools Of Miami Celebrates 26th Anniversary With Charity Gala 5/2/15

Communities In Schools Of Miami Celebrates 26th Anniversary With Charity Gala
Saturday, 05/02/2015 – 05/02/2015 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2014-WhereDreamsComeTrue_flyer1Intercontinental Miami, Chopin Ballroom
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: $200

Every nine seconds of each school day, a young person drops out of high school in the U.S., and nearly one-third fail to graduate on time. For the past 26 years, Communities In Schools of Miami (CIS of Miami) has been a driving force in collaborating with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to improve educational outcomes for Miami students.

CIS of Miami’s largest fundraiser is its annual gala, and this year’s event on Saturday, May 2nd, will commemorate CIS of Miami’s 26 years of service. The theme of the 2015 gala is “Over The Rainbow: Where Dreams Come True,” which pays tribute to the successful journeys more than 20,000 students have taken toward their future.

The event takes place in the Chopin Ballroom at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel overlooking downtown Miami’s skyline and Biscayne Bay. The evening starts with a sunset cocktail hour where supporters can bid on luxury, silent auction items including vacation packages, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, spa treatments and more.

A three-course dinner will follow accompanied by live music and entertainment by CIS of Miami students.

Tickets for the annual philanthropic event are $200 each, and all proceeds directly benefit CIS of Miami. In 2014, CIS’ gala raised more than $100,000 to fund dropout prevention programs including tutoring, mentoring and financial literacy to children in grades k-12.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.cismiami.org or by calling 305-252-5444.

About Communities In Schools of Miami
Communities In Schools of Miami surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school. Through a school-based coordinator, CIS connects students and their families to needed community resources, and provides comprehensive wrap-around services including mentoring, tutoring, life skills development, case management, counseling, job readiness and more. CIS of Miami serves more than 20,000 students each year and is an affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, whose model has been proven to both increase on-time graduation rates and reduce dropout rates. For more information visit www.cismiami.org.

Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts Of Miami-Dade County Announces 9th Anniversary Gala 4/24/15

Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts Of Miami-Dade County Announces 9th Anniversary Gala
Friday, 04/24/2015 – 04/24/2015 06:30 pm –
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $2500 per individual ticket

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County will host its 9th anniversary gala on April 24, 2015. The Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House will be transformed into an intimate dining and performance space for this special evening.

The 9th anniversary gala will once again be chaired by two of South Florida’s most esteemed members of the philanthropic community, Swanee and Paul DiMare. Adrienne Arsht, the Center’s name benefactor, will serve as honorary chair. Margaret and Mike Eidson will serve as Gala co-chairs. Gala proceeds will support the Center’s mission-driven arts education and community outreach programs.

“Every Gala is an opportunity for us to see how the support and funding provided by the philanthropic community has helped the Arsht Center in achieving its mission of making the performing arts accessible to all, as all the money raised through this event goes directly back to education programming,” said Swanee DiMare, chair of the Gala for the third year in a row.

Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning international superstar Barry Manilow will wow guests with a concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-with a special tribute to Frank Sinatra in honor of Frank’s 100th birthday. For the Arsht Center’s annual celebration, the Center will transform the Ziff Ballet Opera House into an intimate “supper club” with cocktails, dinner, and dancing directly on the Lynn Wolfson Stage. The 9th anniversary gala will once again be chaired by two of South Florida’s most esteemed members of the philanthropic community, Swanee and Paul DiMare. Adrienne Arsht, the Center’s name benefactor, will serve as honorary chair. Margaret and Mike Eidson will serve as Gala co-chairs.

The attire is black tie. Limited table and sponsorship opportunities are available for $50,000 and $25,000, and individual tickets are available for $2,500. For more information about corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities or to RSVP for the event, please call (786) 468-2020 or email advancement@arshtcenter.org.

The 1st Annual Junior Orange Bowl Denim and Diamonds Gala 2/28/15

The 1st Annual Junior Orange Bowl Denim and Diamonds Gala
Saturday, 02/28/2015 – 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Front-Cover-RevisedThe Westin Coral Gables Colonnade Hotel
180 Aragon Ave,
Miami, Florida 33134
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: 125.00

The Junior Orange Bowl is launching their 1st Annual Gala, February 28, 2015 at The Westin Coral Gables Colonnade Hotel. The gala themed Denim And Diamonds chaired by Michelle Benitez-Bermudez, is set to draw awareness to the organizations milestones and its mission to serve the South Florida community. The non-for-profit organization hosts athletic, academic, and cultural competitions that draw over 7,500 youth from Miami, the State of Florida, across the United States, and over 76 countries worldwide to compete.

The 2015 Denim & Diamonds Honorees
Narendra Kini, MD
CEO, Miami Children’s Hospital

William H. Kerdyk
Vice Mayor, City of Coral Gables

Charles DeLucca Jr & Charles DeLucca III
Founders, The First Tee of Miami

The 2015 Mistress of Ceremony
Sandra Pebbles

Guest attending the coveted event will enjoy live music by The Horizons, a fine dinning experience paired with wine provided by Ojala Wines, drinks by Bacardi, complimentary valet by Mercedes Benz Coral Gables & a silent auction with a hotel stay from Vintro South Beach, sports memorabilia & special curated packages to name a few. As the event comes to a close guest will indulge in cafesito by Vicky Bakery with a special appreciation gift bag in hand.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Miami To Celebrate New Home, Recognize Supporters at 2015 Big Event Dream Gala 2/28/15

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Miami To Celebrate New Home, Recognize Supporters At 2015 Big Event ‘Dream’ Gala
Sunday, 02/28/2015 – 07:30 pm – 01:30 am
dreamgalaJW Marriott Marquis Miami
1109 1109 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: $750+

COST: Individual tickets for the Gala are $750. Sponsorships for tables of 10 guests that offer other benefits are available for corporations, organizations, and individuals on several levels: Dream Maker ($50,000), Dream Builder ($25,000), Daydreamer ($15,000), and Dream Team ($10,000). Table sponsorship are also available.

The Gator Club of Miami Presents
2015 Casino Royale Gator Gala Fundraiser 3/21/15

The Gator Club of Miami Presents
2015 Casino Royale Gator Gala Fundraiser
Saturday, 03/21/2015 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Casino-Royale-SquareChopin Ballroom at the Intercontinental Hotel Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $100/Individual, $180/Couple

The University of Florida Gator Club of Miami invites you to try their luck at the most highly anticipated event of the year. The Casino Royale Gator Gala Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Miami. Enjoy shaken or stirred cocktails, casino games, music worthy of a Bond film soundtrack, a seductive silent auction, and maybe even a little espionage with a spy who loves you.

Last year, the success of the Gator Gala allowed the Gator Club of Miami to increase the total number of local scholarships awarded by 40 percent. The Gator Club of Miami is a 501(c)3 organization that is aimed at fostering and enhancing the relationships between the University of Florida and its alumni, students, and friends in Miami-Dade County and surrounding areas, and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service.

WHAT: Casino Royale Gator Gala Fundraiser

WHY: Proceeds will benefit the Gator Club of Miami Scholarship Fund in its mission to award scholarships to University of Florida freshman from Miami-Dade County based on both merit and financial need.

WHEN: Saturday, March 21st, 2015 from 8:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M

WHERE: Chopin Ballroom at the Intercontinental Hotel Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami FL 33131

Dress Code (optional): Dress to Impress Bond Style (gowns for women and tuxes for men)

For Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gator-gala-2015-casino-royale-tickets-15121031412

SAVE NOW with special coupon code at purchase:
COUPLEROYALE – $20 off couples ticket
SINGLEROYALE – $10 off single ticket

Bridge to the Stars 3/14/15

Bridge to the Stars
Saturday, 03/14/2015 – 03/14/2015 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Temple House
1415 Euclid Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: $175

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc.- Miami-Dade’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for abused, neglected, and abandoned youth – invites you to attend its signature fundraiser, the Bridge to the Stars ‘Arabian Nights’ gala. The enchanted evening at Miami Beach’s Temple House will be filled with exotic flavors, vibrant colors, belly dancing and a silent auction, as well as other exciting surprises. Proceeds from the event will benefit Miami Bridge, which – for nearly 30 years – has served as a vital resource of help, refuge and counseling for the community’s youth in need. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit http://miamibridge.org/miami-bridge-gala/

The Big Event -Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2/28/15

The Big Event -Big Brothers Big Sisters gala
Saturday, 02/28/2015 – 07:00 pm – 01:00 am
bbbs-logoJW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: 750.00+

The Big Event -Big Brothers Big Sisters annual agency gala, held in February, has been the talk of South Florida for over 10 years. This is not a boring black-tie function, but a festive, interactive party featuring an auction village, dinner, dancing, live entertainment and gourmet cuisine in some of Miami’s top venues. The Big Event is attended by Miami’s corporate and philanthropic elite.

Convivencia Miami Kick-Off 1/20/15

Convivencia Miami Kick-Off
Tuesday, 01/20/2015 – 07:00 pm –
eblast-orange-300Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: $30/ticket OR $125/Five tickets

Join us on Tuesday, January 20th at 7pm at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden for an evening of performances, food, and drink – all with the flavor and flair of Spain, Portugal, and the Middle East!
Hosted & curated by hanan, featuring the Habibi Orchestra Remix, there will be a concert of Ladino, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Afro Cuban, Spanish, Haitian,
African & Caribbean music and dance, plus live poetry and performance art.

Convivencia Miami 2015 is a four-month arts and culture project modeled on the historical period, “La Convivencia.” It brings together artists, performers and scholars to discuss and celebrate the interwoven influences of the arts, language, science and religion during a time of peace between Jewish, Muslim, and Christian populations on the Iberian peninsula. Arts at St. Johns believes that this period is a model for intercultural understanding, cross-fertilization and tolerance in South Florida.

Cuban American Bar Association Annual Benefit Gala and Board Installation Dinner 1/31/15

Cuban American Bar Association Annual Benefit Gala and Board Installation Dinner
Saturday, 01/31/2015 – 07:00 pm –
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Webpage Link
Cost: $200.00–$2,750.00

The Cuban American Bar Association will serve as host to its annual gala and installation of officers at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 31, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Fla. The gala raises money for the Cuban American Bar Foundation’s CABA Scholarship Fund, which in the past several years has raised more than $150,000 toward scholarships for law students and other scholars with interests that will promote excellence in the legal profession and legal services community.

2015 “Be A Voice, Feel The Passion” Gala 1/17/15

2015 “Be A Voice, Feel The Passion” Gala
Saturday, 12/17/2014 – 07:00 pm –
VFC-logoMandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: Tables start at $10,000 and individual tickets are $500

Voices For Children Foundation to host the 2015 Be A Voice Gala, Feel the Passion Gala, presented by Harry Winston, along with Honorary Co-Chairs Brittany and Christian Slater and Gala Co-Chairs Blain and Jill Heckaman, to show support and raise funds for the foster care children of Miami-Dade County. This event will welcome approximately 500 of Miami’s most philanthropic and influential community leaders and dedicated business professionals. Guests will arrive to an elegant cocktail reception featuring a silent auction with goods and services donated from national and local luxury brands.

The exclusive auction customarily features an array of exciting pieces and unique experiences. Emceed by Paul Castronovo, host of Big 105.9’s “Paul & Young Ron Show,” this year’s Gala will recognize Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz with the 2015 Humanitarian Award and guests will experience a special performance by Charles “Lil Buck” Riley. The evening culminates with dinner and a meaningful testimonial demonstrating the work of Voices For Children and the Guardian ad Litem Program. New York’s DJ Kucha will provide festive tunes into the late night while continued cocktails round out the unforgettable evening and remind guests of their fortunate opportunity to Be A Voice for foster children in our community.

Miami-Dade Chamber marks 40-Year Legacy of Advocating For Black, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in South Florida 12/6/14

Miami-Dade Chamber marks 40-Year Legacy of Advocating For Black, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in South Florida
Sunday, 12/06/2014 – 12/06/2014 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
InviteJungle Island Tree Top Ballroom
1111 Parrott Jungle Trial,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $200

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (M-DCC) will host an elegant black-tie gala to celebrate its 40th Anniversary and you are invited to attend. The Ruby inspired Gala will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Jungle Island Tree Top Ballroom, 1111 Parrott Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida 33132. The gala begins with a cocktail reception at 6:00 pm. The gala always attracts an esteemed group of notable civic, business and community influencers. This year’s gala chairman is Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Music will be provided by legendary Doug E. Fresh.

The M-DCC has been at the forefront the past forty-years advocating for Black, Minority and Women-Owned businesses providing a blueprint to create awareness of the economic impact minority-owned businesses have in the Miami Dade and South Florida area. The M-DCC carries the leadership torch of its past Presidents who include; Inaugural President David Fincher (1974-1984); Dorothy Baker (1984-2004) Bill Diggs (2005-2013) and newly elected President G. Eric Knowles has already begun to make an indelible mark through advocacy and membership engagement.

“It is important to understand the relevancy and celebrate the successes of the past forty years, as we build a platform for our future. While creating a level playing field for our current membership, it is important that we create a tide that will raise the entrepreneurial spirit of our young business professionals here in Miami- Dade County and throughout South Florida”
G. Eric Knowles, President and CEO, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

Gala Sponsors include: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carnival Cruise Lines, FPL, Baptist Health South Florida, W South Beach, Port of Miami, FIU and Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The M-DCC gala is one of the most sought out invitations in South Florida during the holiday season. The 2014 Miami-Dade Chamber Gala Honorees to receive prestigious honors include: Garth Reeves Sr. Publisher Emeritus-Miami Times, will receive the H.T. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. Adora Obi Nweze, President of the Florida State Conference NAACP will be presented the Distinguished Service Award. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss is being recognized with the Citizen Of The Year Award.

Individual Tickets are $200 per person and $2,250 for a table of 10. Sponsorships offer tremendous added value including extensive media exposure and the opportunity to promote your company to South Florida’s noted business executives, elected officials, professionals and community influencers.
For more information and to reserve your space, please contact the Chamber at 305-751-8648 or register online today at www.m-dcc.org.

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Kiwanis Of Little Havana Foundation 38th Annual Christmas Gala 12/6/14

Kiwanis Of Little Havana Foundation 38th Annual Christmas Gala
Saturday, 12/06/2014 – 08:00 pm –
100evite2Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
RSVP Link
Cost: Individual Ticket – $125; Reserved Table (10 Guests) – $1,500; VIP Lounge (10 Guests) – $2,500

The Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation is set to host its 38th Annual Christmas Gala, with support from BMW, Bacardi and Coca-Cola. Proceeds from the annual fundraising event will benefit various Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation projects, including “A Toy for Every Child” and “Adopt-a-Family” holiday initiatives.

“For more than three decades, our Annual Christmas Gala has afforded the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana the opportunity to touch the lives of those less fortunate by distributing thousands of cherished gifts and warm meals during the holidays,” said Henry Jimenez, chairman of the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation. “With the help of our corporate and community partners, as well as numerous volunteers, we can continue to further our mission to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of thousands of South Florida children and their families.”

Beginning at 8 p.m., guests will dance to the rhythm of live performances by internationally renowned artists Grupo Niche, Hansel Y Raul, and Lime. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar and buffet stations featuring local cuisine. Formal attire will be strictly enforced.

Additional benefiting foundation projects include the annual Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Christmas Fair, Future Leaders through Education Scholarship Fund, and many more community goodwill youth initiatives.

Urban MATERs: Art. Music. Mix in Support of In-Need Kids 11/14/14

Urban MATERs: Art. Music. Mix in Support of In-Need Kids
Friday, November 14, 8:00pm
UrbanMATERsMAPS Backlot
342 NW 24 St
Miami, FL 33127
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Contrasting traditional fundraisers, the Centro Mater Foundation is kicking off Miami’s art season with a casual community celebration of urban art, music and entertainment in support of local underprivileged youths.

Designed as an urban art fair, Urban MATERs will offer food trucks, sweets, spirits, and craft beer-all included in the ticket price. Entertainment will include live music and a creative variety of artistic expressions, including opportunities for guests to create their own masterpieces. Local artist “GG” will present an exhibition and live art display. Guests will also be able to peruse memorabilia at a Romero Britto Pop-Up Shop.

The Centro Mater Foundation is a South Florida institution that supports the efforts of Centro Mater Child Care Services Inc., a non-profit organization that provides quality care and education to economically disadvantaged youths. The funds raised through the event will largely support Centro Mater’s noted summer program, which annually serves 800 at-risk children.

Event sponsors include: Sazon Goya, Coastal Wine and Spirits, FirstBank Florida, Mercantil Commercebank, Cantera & Associates, Catholic Health Services, Diario las Americas, Merrill Lynch, Palmetto57, Femwell Group Health, HLB Gravier, KPMG LLP, Permal Group, Verdeja & De Armas, LLP, Atelier Monnier, and Panagra.