St. Patrick’s Day @ JohnMartin’s 3/17/15

St. Patrick’s Day @ JohnMartin’s
Tuesday, 03/17/2015 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
St.Patricks-Day-CalendarListing-FlyerJohnMartin’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Everyone is welcome to join the genuine pub & restaurant as they party all day long. There will be all day entertainment starting at Noon with live music by Paddy Kelleghan and a bagpiper. Da Infamous DJ Q will keep the party going from 8p.m. until close.

John Martin’s Pre- St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! 3/12/15 – 3/14/15

John Martin’s Pre- St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!
Thursday, 03/12/2015 – 03/14/2015 07:00 pm –
St.-Patricks-DayJohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
253 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant is taking the Irish festivities one step further by extending the celebration with events starting on March 12 through the 14. Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Irish Trivia Night It’s drink and think night. Answer questions based on Irish facts: celebrities, music, history and more. Friday, March 13, 2015 – Karaoke Night with an Irish Twist. Those brave enough to step on stage will let their inner superstar shine. Sing hits made popular by Irish artists and bands like U2, Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy, Sinead O’Conner, and the Cranberries. Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Live Music & Sing-A-Long. Live music by Irish band Paddy Kelleghan starting at 7 p.m. Feeling the urge to get on stage and sing along with them? Do it. Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with Irish hits, food and drinks. For more information go to or call (305) 445-3777.

W.O.W. (Women of the World) Event 2015 3/13/15

W.O.W. (Women of the World) Event 2015
Friday, 03/13/2015 – 09:00 am – 11:30 pm
WOW-flyerHyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: registration: $150

First Ever W.o.W. (Women of the World) Event to Kick Off in Miami on March 12, 2015

Training, networking and pampering will be three pillars of the multicultural event for working female professionals

The first ever W.o.W. (Women of the World) event is scheduled to take place right here in Miami—an unparalleled experience offering tools, tips and hacks for female entrepreneurs and leaders to take their skills to the next level. From workshops and panel discussions to coaching sessions and professional development, #wow2015 will take place to coincide with International Working Woman’s Day and National Women’s History Month.

Slated to kick off on Thursday, March 12, 2015 with an opening welcome reception, the first ever #wow2015 will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables with power panels, inspiring keynotes, lively debates and many surprises.

The jam-packed agenda for Friday, March 13 features:

• Chin Up…or the Crown Slips: In this get up and go keynote former Miss Universe,
entrepreneur and inspirational speaker Barbara Palacios will share her 9 steps to reaching your personal and professional goals by integrating these powerful tools in your everyday life.
• Job or Gender? Redefining the Glass Ceiling: Women in male-dominated industries at the top of their game will share their personal journey and best practices for achieving pay equality. Panel to be moderated by CBS 4 news anchor Marybel Rodriguez. Panelists include Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, Vice-President of Intelsat.
• Work-Life Balance is Dead: CNN en Español journalist Maria Alejandra Requena will moderate the debate about the tenets of work-life balance and answer the looming question: is it really dead? Panelists include: Lourdes “Luly B.” Carreras-Balepogi, author of Balance is Bull$h!t; Teana McDonald, President of 3E Connections.
• Rise Up and Shine: The can’t miss lunch keynote will be delivered by none other than the queen of Latin media, Cristina Saralegui, who will share insights from her best-selling book on how to find your passion and achieve your dreams despite life’s highs and lows.
• Rock Your Body, Free Your Mind, Move Your Soul: TV personality and founder of Andrea Minski will interview leading experts who will share insights to ensure happiness—from the inside out—as well as insider tips for busy working women. Panelists include: Cecilia Ramirez Harris, author of the best seller “El Diario De Mi Detox” and host of “Vida Sana con Cecilia” on Univision Network’s Primer Impacto; Adriana Martin, fitness expert and celebrity trainer; Rev. Dr. Julia Baldwin, motivational speaker, author and life coach.
• The Million Dollar Club: Moderated by WPLG 10 news anchor Constance Jones, this sit down Q&A session will feature Alina Villasante, Creator, Visionary and Designer of the luxury lifestyle brand Peace Love World.
• Getting Down to Business: Small group coaching sessions to see beyond past disappointments and set goals that will define future successes. Speakers include Sonia Jacobson, Founder/Executive Director for Dress for Success Miami.
• Celebrity meet and greet book signings
• Pampering Lounge
• “Will Work for Fashion” Show: Presented by Anabelle Blum and Valentina Patruno, co-hosts of “Tu Día Alegre.”
• “Work the LBD” and W.o.W. Awards Reception: Attendees are encourages rock the LBD–little black dress—since the evening is all play! Cristina Saralegui will present the 2015 W.o.W. Award to special guest Luz Maria Doria, Vice President and Executive Producer of Despierta America, Univision Network.

Maity Interiano, Entertainment Reporter for Despierta America, will serve as host and
mistress of ceremonies for #WOW2015.

W.o.W. Event 2015 is supported by Zeel, Lincoln Motor Company and Marketwired as
the official newswire service. Dress for Success Miami is the charity partner for

This one-day multicultural networking event is a whirlwind designed for the working woman who is tired of sitting on the sidelines and is ready to take action– in all facets of her life. Redefining the traditional women’s leadership event

Who should attend: Women of all backgrounds with a passion to succeed who want to ditch the status quo, including mid-to-senior level, managers, c-level decision makers, HR officers, executives, professionals and any woman with an entrepreneurial spirit- regardless of pay grade.

For more information about the event, including the lineup of speakers and ticket information, visit: Connect Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #wow2015. Get ready to be WoWed!


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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
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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.

Photographs of 7th Annual Miami New Times Artopia at Coral Gables Museum on 2/26/15

7th Annual Miami New Times Artopia at Coral Gables Museum on Thursday, February 26, 2015.  We enjoyed so wonderful artists, musicians, fashion designers, culinary masters, and cocktail creators. Enjoyed complimentary food, wine, cocktails, and beer samplings. Entertainment included musical performances, fashion displays, live performance art, and works from local artists.

Artopia announced the winners of the MasterMind Awards. Winning local artists who show promise in the arts community will be given $1,000 grants.

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Winn-Dixie Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest 3/5/15

Winn-Dixie Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest
Thursday, 03/05/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
cooking-2015-englisshWinn-Dixie Store #251
3275 SW 22nd St.,
Miami, Florida 33145
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The Kiwanis of Little Havana, together with Winn-Dixie stores, invites the community to cheer on aspiring chefs during the Annual Winn-Dixie Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest, one of the most popular food competitions in South Florida. Culinary aficionados in three categories, Miami-Dade County middle/high school students, vocational students and general public, will have the opportunity to showcase their creativity for a panel of celebrity judges for the opportunity to win variety of cash prizes, as well as the title of Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest Winner.

For more information, please visit or call (305) 644-8888. Like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter @Carnaval_Miami, and follow all Carnaval Miami 2015 activities with #CarnavalMiami2015.

Young Talent Big Dreams Audition 4/11/15

Young Talent Big Dreams Audition
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 01:00 pm – 07:00 pm
YTBD-poster5The Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33143
More Info Link
Cost: Free

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor, The Children’s Trust, announces the fifth annual launch of Young Talent Big Dreams, the most widespread local FREE youth talent contest in Miami-Dade. Kids between the ages of 8-17 will compete for prizes ranging from performing arts scholarships to cash awards and performance opportunities, to tickets to local attractions and theatres. This year, courtesy of WSVN CH7, the Grand Prize winner will receive a free trip – airfare, hotel and free passes for two – to attend the live American Idol finale. The countywide competition will begin on Feb. 8th, with preliminary auditions that will take place through April 12th at four local theatres. The competition will feature a total of six individual categories including; pop/rock/rap vocals, musical theatre/jazz standards/classical vocals, dance, musical instrument, original spoken word and original vocal and/or instrumental composition, and categories of six or less members including; dance, musical instrumental and band/vocal group. Participation is free of charge and limited to residents of Miami-Dade County.

The countywide competition concludes with semifinals on April 25th and 26th and finals on May 2nd at the Miracle Theatre. Seven preliminary auditions will take place in diverse locations throughout Miami-Dade, including the Miracle Theatre, John A. Ferguson Senior High School, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and the Joseph Caleb Center. Participants may compete in one individual and one group category only, and those who pre-register will be given priority audition times. Performers may pre-register online and will be seen before non-registered performers. Detailed information including the audition schedule, competition rules, and registration forms, please visit or call 211. To learn more about The Children’s Trust, please visit

Participation in Young Talent Big Dreams requires parental consent. Each act will be allotted up to one minute during their preliminary audition performance and two minutes for the semifinal and final round performance. There will be a maximum of nine winners and one grand-prize winner chosen during the finals.