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

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

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

GFA Winner Tengyue Zhang, Classical Guitar Concert 1/19/19

GFA Winner Tengyue Zhang, Classical Guitar Concert
Saturday, 01/19/2019 – 01/19/2019 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
St. Bede Episcopal Chapel
1140 Stanford Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Cost: 30

Miami Classical Guitar Society is very proud to present young virtuoso guitarist Tengyue Zhang of China. Zhang received First Prize in the Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition in 2017, known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world. He has received First Prize in other top competitions as well in Austria, China, Russia and the U.S., including the GFA International Competition Senior Division, Austria’s Forum Gitarre Wien International Youth Competition, the Changsha International Guitar Competition, the 2017 Schadt String Competition, and the 2017 Alexander Frauchi International Competition in Moscow. Concert will take place at Saint Bede Episcopal Chapel of Coral Gables, Saturday, January 19th at 8pm.

MOCA Makers 1/19/19

MOCA Makers
Saturday, 01/19/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161

MOCA Makers is an adult workshop program taught by local artists in the MOCA Pavilion. Guests will participate in a unique, hands-on interactive art class on the third Saturday of every month.

Collage Creations – Join local working artist, Shawna Moulton, to create paper works inspired by AFRICOBRA. This program aims to bring traditional papermaking and new art techniques to a one class workshop, allowing guests to make and take their own unique creations. Limit of 10 participants.

For more information or to sign up visit,

Art Deco Weekend in Miami Beach 1/18/19, 1/19/19, 1/20/19

Art Deco Weekend in Miami Beach
Friday, 01/18/2019 – 01/20/2019 04:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lummus Park
Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Cost: Free

Jan. 18-20: Save the Dates!! Featuring top musicians from South Florida and New York! Check the site for all of the fabulous events! []

JAZZ AGE STAGE (Ocean Dr & 11th St)
Fri 4-7 Lenard Rutledge Jazz Quartet
Fri 8-10 Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra
Sat 2-5 Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Ensemble
Sat 6-10 Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra
Sun 1-3 Miami Swing Allstars
Sun 4-8 Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra

Fri 8-10 Mojo Ike & Val Woods
Sat 8-10 Miami Big Sound Orch
Sun 6-8 Tito Puente Jr & His Latin Jazz Ensemble

Note: The Michael Arenella performance on Friday evening is a ticketed event, open to MDPL members. Become a member: Non-members can attend the Saturday and Sunday Michael Arenella performances at no charge
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Collective Ventures Gallery Night 1/19/19

Collective Ventures Gallery Night
Saturday, 01/19/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Collective Ventures
100 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Unit C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Cost: Free

Gallery Night at Café Collective connects local artists with the community at large. The venue will transform into a walking gallery, showcasing unique pieces from each artist’s latest collection. Gallery Night will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Accidental Captain Book Talk/Performance 1/19/19

The Accidental Captain Book Talk/Performance
Saturday, 01/19/2019 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Books & Books
11297 S Dixie Highway,
Pinecrest, Florida 33155
Cost: 0.00

Asthmatic, bookish and timid, young Glenn Patron spent his childhood dreaming of a life of adventure like the stories he read in the sanctuary of his bedroom in the suburbs of New York City.
As an adult, bumbling along on the edge of failure, his life begins to change when he marries an adventurous saltwater lady. Rebuilding an abandoned 30’ sloop starts them on a 20 year journey of mishaps and triumphs that challenge his beliefs, goals and identity.
Step aboard and experience white knuckle passages through reefs, stand-up comedy surrounded by nude models and dealing with his sinking sailboat in the North Atlantic.

A Taste of India Workshop (Adult/Vegan/BYOB) 1/19/19

A Taste of India Workshop (Adult/Vegan/BYOB)
Saturday, 01/19/2019 – 01/19/2019 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Taste Buds Kitchen
14740 SW 26 Street,
Miami, Florida 33185
Cost: $60

Join us as we taste and explore the most popular Indian spices and create our favorite recipes from scratch. Want to learn the difference between whole spices and ground, and coriander versus cumin? The variety of Indian spices and combinations are never-ending, and we love them all. From toasting and blending our own flavorful spices for Garam Masala and Tofu & Chickpea Tikka Masala, to our warm and fresh handmade Naan and Veggie Samosas, this vegan menu is sure to please. Grab a friend and let’s enjoy a spice-filled culinary adventure together. Vegan & BYOB. $60 per person.
**Registration required, space is limited. For more information, contact us at 305 903 2023.