Miracle on South Division Street 12/3/14 – 12/28/14

Miracle on South Division Street
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 – 12/28/2014 08:00 pm –
Miracle-SDS-6x8Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $15 – $53

Fresh from its Off-Broadway run, Miracle on South Division Street is the story of the Nowak family living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, NY’s East Side. Clara the family matriarch happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom, a twenty-foot shrine of the Blessed Mother, which adjoins the house. This beacon commemorated the day in 1942 that the Virgin Mary appeared to her father at his home-based barbershop. During the course of this very funny and original play, the entire family’s faith is shaken to the core as the family legend seems to be unraveling. The evening’s results are heartfelt and hilarious.

Performances are Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.
A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, December 10 at 2 p.m.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical 11/22/14 – 12/21/14

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 12/21/2014 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Christmas-CarolActors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $20

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his “Bah-Humbug” ways in A Christmas Carol, the Musical. This fabulous adaptation written especially for family audiences will warm your heart as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays.

To encourage the “Spirit of Giving” during the theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, the Musical, Actors’ Playhouse will give every child who brings a new, unwrapped toy to donate during a performance, a free Flexible Anytime Ticket valid for any remaining show in the Musical Theatre for Young Audiences 2014-2015 Season. Last day to donate toys will be on Saturday, December 20. All donations will be delivered that evening to Neighbors 4 Neighbors for distribution to families in need through their Operation Elf Toy Drive.

Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Special holiday performances on December 20 at 7 p.m. and December 21 at 5 p.m. Select weekday performances at 10 a.m. for pre-arranged fieldtrips through our Education Department.

Bottle & Bottega at Lhardy Kitchen + Bar 11/19/14

Bottle & Bottega at Lhardy Kitchen + Bar
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
c700x420Lhardy Kitchen + Bar
301 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Cost: $35

Come out to new Coral Gables hot spot Lhardy Kitchen + Bar for an evening of painting and walk away with your very own masterpiece! No experience required!

Ticket price includes instruction from a professional artist, all paint supplies, aprons and a 16×20 take-home canvas!
Price Per Seat: $35.00

This is NOT a BYOB event however food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The ladies night specials include:
$4 Beers
$5 Glass of Wine
$5 Martinis
$6 Well Spirits
$7 Specialty Cocktails

Mingling and check in starts at 6:30, painting at 7pm.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Holiday Style Bash Girl’s Night Out 11/20/14

Holiday Style Bash Girl’s Night Out
Sunday, 11/20/2014 – 11/20/2014 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1Holiday-Style-Bash-InviteWestin Colonnade Hotel
180 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

The Holiday Style Bash Girl’s Night Out is a platform for emerging designers and boutiques giving them an outlet to set up a Pop Up Shop before the holiday mall madness. Attendees will be able to browse the amazing racks of local boutiques, emerging designers, artisan apothecary, skincare and Holiday decor! Attendees can shop, support and discover over 30 fabulous South Florida based emerging designers, boutiques and small businesses. Our local DJ The PR Sound will spin music all night long and keep the party going.
A few participating vendors include: Style Fidelity, Cattiva Boutique, Runway Rebel, Lush Couture, Concrete Runway, Hands by Design, Bang Bang Jewels, Mare Dolce Resort Wear, Blue Rack Miami, Jelubella Creations, Shop Minim, Encodedx, Love Nectar Jewelry LG Home Accessories and many many more!!

The event will be hosted by Miami’s top media personalities and fashionistas:

Silvana Camargo: Telemundo’s ConEstilo TV Host
Fashion blogger Stephanie Venegas Stephstylez.squarespace.com
Where South Florida Magazine Editor, Aurora Rodriguez and Vique Martinez of ViqueInTheMix.com.

VIP Beauty Lounge:
The VIP Beauty Lounge will be sponsored by Emena Spa and GBS Beauty Supply and will give VIP attendees access to complimentary:

Spa services by Emena Spa
Holiday hair & beauty bar by GBS Beauty
Hot Chocolate station by Cao Chocolates
Holiday sweets & treats by Jenny’s Cheesecakes, Lola The Baker & Martita’s Banana Cake

Receive 50% off VIP Beauty Lounge tickets using code: SoulofMiami


A Home Sweet Home Fundraiser for Glory House of Miami 11/19/14

A Home Sweet Home Fundraiser for Glory House of Miami
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
10405376_10204488864637809_7577747592768855690_nLa Bodeguita
3138 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33145
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Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at door

Glory House of Miami, a non-profit organization, will host the “Home Sweet Home” event in an effort to create awareness and and raise the necessary funds to provide a home for 18-25 year old female survivors of sex trafficking.

Popular television and Radio Personality, Rick Sanchez, will serve as Master of Ceremonies at this purpose-driven event and among the evening’s talents are: Monique Abbadie, finalist in NBC’s “The Voice”; Jazmin, International Singer with Sono Rec Productions; Rudy Gil, formerly of Secret Society; Louis Amanti, International Jazz singer; Tony Swing, International American Singer/Actor; and more celebrity surprises soon to be announced!

VIP guests will include: City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado; Katherine Fernandez-Rundle – Miami-Dade County State Attorney (to be confirmed); Susan Dechovitz – Director of Human Trafficking Task Force, Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (to be confirmed); Dawn Thompson – Assistant Executive Director, Kristi House; Alberto Carvalho – Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (to be confirmed); Detective Lorraine Szczepanik – Strategic Investigations Division ICAC/Human Trafficking, Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

Approximately 27 million men, women, and children are enslaved and trafficked worldwide. Florida is one of the top destinations for trafficking victims in the United States, along with New York and California. Distressingly, in Miami alone, $235 million dollars are generated through the exploitation of adults, teens, and children held captive in this city. Children are targeted through deceptive tactics employed by recruiters and the average age of entry is at the tender age of twelve.

“Human Trafficking, the commercial sexual exploitation of another human being, is a despicable crime whose victims inevitably suffer physical and psychological trauma” says State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez-Rundle. And she adds “Those individuals and community groups that reach out to assist victims of Human Trafficking deserve our support and commendation — Glory House is to be applauded for its determination to see that victims have a sanctuary when they break the chains binding them to their trafficker.”

The “Home Sweet Home” event is designed to raise the needed funds to provide a home and safe environment where rescued victims may be healed and fully restored. Glory House of Miami’s “Home Sweet Home” will offer medical, spiritual, mental health, social, legal support; reintegration, education, arts, vocational training, job and life skills training to recover and give these 18-25 year old female survivors a second chance at rebuilding their lives.

“The success of this wonderful event will bring us one step closer to our goal of acquiring a permanent long-term safe home for the sex traffic survivors, where their basic needs will be provided for in addition to professional counseling to get them on the road to healing and restoration” comments Betty Lara, Executive Director of Glory House of Miami. She adds,”community support is an essential component — every ticket purchased will help to make a difference.”

The event agenda will include a 15-minute presentation on Human Trafficking, raffles, high-end auction items and raffles.

Event tickets are $25 per person in advance; $30 per person at the door and they may be purchased through Glory House of Miami at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-home-sweet-home-tickets-13705667019 or by calling 786.286.9958.

About Glory House of Miami:

The Glory House of Miami is a Christ-centered a 501(c) (3) charitable non-profit organization devoted to healing and restoring the lives of those who have suffered the abuse and exploitation of sex trafficking.

In August of 2011 our eyes were opened to the sex trafficking industry and the shocking truth that the trade is thriving in our own backyard. Around the world, approximately 27 million men, women, and children are enslaved and trafficked. Florida is commonly cited along with New York and California as being one of the top destinations for trafficking victims in the United States, but in Miami alone, $235M is generated through the exploitation of captive adults and children.
These facts hung heavy in our hearts, and our mission became to provide a safe home and healing environment where rescued victims will regain their freedom and health, and where they can become wholly restored through a faith-based approach.

Glory House of Miami provides long-term service to rescued female victims between the ages of 18-25 years.

Cavalier Grand Opening Celebration 11/20/14

Cavalier Grand Opening Celebration
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 11/20/2014 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Cavalier-Grand-OpeningCavalier Boutique
2710 Ponce De Leon Boulevard,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Cavalier, the newest women’s fashion boutique in Coral Gables, celebrates its official opening with a cocktail party and ribbon cutting with Mayor James Cason. Friends and guests will enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres while shopping Cavalier’s coveted brands including Zimmermann, Rachel Zoe, Elizabeth and James, Ulla Johnson, J Brand, Eberjey, Illesteva, and more.
At the opening event, the boutique will offer at 10 percent discount on all merchandise and a Citizens of Humanity gift with purchase. Local jewelry designer Gina Cueto will also showcase her unique holiday collections.

Thanksgiving at SushiSamba 11/27/14

Thanksgiving at SushiSamba
Thursday, 11/27/2014 – 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SushiSamba Coral Gables
180 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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This Thanksgiving, break tradition with a SAMBA twist on the classic Thanksgiving feast. Let SushiSamba Coral Gables take care of your family with a themed à la carte menu featuring items such as Mojo Roasted Organic Turkey (inguica quinoa stuffing, crispy brussels sprouts) and Braised Short Rib Gyoza (kabocha purée, red shiso leaf, smoked ginger soy). Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. To RSVP please call 305.448.4990.