Immersive Space Symphony @Temple Emanu-El 7/26/24 – 7/28/24

Immersive Space Symphony @Temple Emanu-El
Thursday, 07/26/2024-07/28/2024, 07:00 pm-
Temple Emanu-EL
1701 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $40+

Transport yourself to a world beyond imagination with our Immersive Space Symphony – MMF’s one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, designed by Michael Rossi, that combines cutting-edge projection mapping technology with the power of a full orchestra. Through Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra the opening music for 2001: A Space Odyssey, and selections from Hans Zimmer’s epic soundtrack for Interstellar, we will take you on a musical journey to the outer reaches of the galaxy – all without leaving your seat!

With each note, you’ll be taken on a journey through the stars, as the stunning visuals surround you on all sides. From the explosive energy of Jupiter to exploring the rings of Saturn, “The Planets” captures the essence of each planet’s unique character, revealing the majesty and wonder of our universe in a way that will leave you breathless.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable journey through the cosmos – get your tickets today!

Warning: Be advised that this production will incorporate moving projections which may cause vertigo or dizziness in some viewers.

PERFORMANCES

Temple Emanu-El:
July 26 | 7:00 PM
July 27 | 7:00 PM
July 28 | 5:00 PM

Immersive Space Symphony @Faena Forum 7/18/24, 7/19/24, 7/21/24

Immersive Space Symphony @Faena Forum
Thursday, 07/18/2024-07/01/2024, 07:00 pm-
Faena Forum
3300 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33140
Website
Cost: $40+

Transport yourself to a world beyond imagination with our Immersive Space Symphony – MMF’s one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, designed by Michael Rossi, that combines cutting-edge projection mapping technology with the power of a full orchestra. Through Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra the opening music for 2001: A Space Odyssey, and selections from Hans Zimmer’s epic soundtrack for Interstellar, we will take you on a musical journey to the outer reaches of the galaxy – all without leaving your seat!

With each note, you’ll be taken on a journey through the stars, as the stunning visuals surround you on all sides. From the explosive energy of Jupiter to exploring the rings of Saturn, “The Planets” captures the essence of each planet’s unique character, revealing the majesty and wonder of our universe in a way that will leave you breathless.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable journey through the cosmos – get your tickets today!

Warning: Be advised that this production will incorporate moving projections which may cause vertigo or dizziness in some viewers.

PERFORMANCES

Faena Forum:
July 18 | 7:00 PM
July 19 | 7:00 PM
July 21 | 7:00 PM

Second Annual Taste of Pace Summer Soiree 7/18/24

Second Annual Taste of Pace Summer Soiree
Thursday, 07/18/2024-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
SGWS Wynwood
2105 North Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $1000

This year’s Taste of Pace Summer Soiree will be on Thursday, June 18 from 6-10 PM at SGWS Wynwood at 2105 North Miami Avenue. This event supports The Pace Center for Girls Miami’s mission which is to empower at-promise girls and young women through support services such as education, counseling, training, and advocacy. All of the top-tier South Florida chefs come together to create a multi-course dinner for guests to experience all kinds of exceptional culinary delights.This year’s all star acclaimed and awarded chefs includes Michael Schwartz (Genuine Hospitality Group); Norman Van Aken (Founding Father of New World Cuisine); Niven Patel (Ghee, Mamey, Orno); Luciana Giangrandi & Alex Meyer (Boia De, Walrus Rodeo); Devin Braddock (Ariete Hospitality Group); Brad Kilgore (Oise Ristorante, CIMA, and Pizza Freak Co); Adrianne Calvo (Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Bar); Jose Mendin (Pubbelly Sushi, Casa Isola); Sebastian Vargas (Los Félix, Krüs Kitchen); Scott Linquist (Coyo Taco); Jesus Brazon (Caracas Bakery) and Aaron Janus (Constellation Culinary Group).

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 16th Annual “Wild About Kids” Disco Ball 10/26/24

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 16th Annual “Wild About Kids” Disco Ball
Saturday, 10/26/2024-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Loews Coral Gables Hotel
2950 Coconut Grove Dr,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $1,250 to $75,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Disco Ball at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m. followed by a three-course dinner in the Alhambra Ballroom. South Florida’s community leaders, philanthropists and influencers will be among the guests who will experience the 70s with glitter and glamour under the disco ball. Guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, live entertainment, an engaging program and more to benefit great futures for Miami-Dade area youth.

Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s crucial programs and services at its six Clubs and sites combined including its educational after-school programs, tutoring and homework assistance, STEM, recreation, dance, arts and crafts, mentoring and summer and athletic programs. These programs help children realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

“Salsa Disco Queen” Lucy Grau will provide the soundtrack for the evening singing classic 70s hits from Donna Summer and more. Guests will also enjoy a unique 70s musical performance from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s youth members. Emmy Award-winning journalist and WSVN Channel 7 News anchor Lynn Martinez will emcee the event. Supporters will have a special opportunity to sponsor a child through donations and participate in a silent auction featuring high-end items and exceptional luxury experiences.

The 16th Annual “Wild About Kids Disco Ball” Gala Chair is Michelle Zubizarreta. Olga Guilarte, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Committee, is the special event chair. Gala committee members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors include Conchi Argiz, Tom Bezold, Liana de Mena, Jackie Gonzalez, Lynda Gordon, Rudy Lleonart, Lisa Mendelson, Yuni Navarro, Kristina Perez-Cubas, Karen Rodriguez, Marianne Schmidhofer, Rae Stein, and Allison and Andy Stuart.

Gala sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now available. Sponsorships and tickets range from $1,250 to $75,000. For more information about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact Rhia Hunter at (305) 446-9910 ext. 108, or email rhunter@bgcmia.org or visit https://bgcmia.org/event/wakgala2024/.

“STUDIO 54 Rewind” Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood at DAER Nightclub to Benefit FLITE Center 5/18/24

“STUDIO 54 Rewind” Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood at DAER Nightclub to Benefit FLITE Center
Saturday, 05/18/2024-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
DAER Nightclub
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
Website
Cost: Tickets start at $150; VIP tickets are $250

The hottest dance ticket in town returns! Back by popular demand, “STUDIO 54 Rewind,” the ultimate disco party presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood to benefit FLITE Center, hits the dance floor on Saturday, May 18, from 6 – 10 p.m., at DAER Nightclub.

Party-goers will step back in time to relive the glitz and glamour of the legendary Studio 54 with food, the hottest grooves and live entertainment. All proceeds benefit FLITE Center programs and services, which provide young adults with resources and support to help them transition to independent living. FLITE Center is a one-stop resource center offering all supportive services to youth aging out of foster care, chronically homeless youth, human trafficking survivors, and LGBTQ+ youth.

From the moment guests step inside, they will be transported to a dazzling party atmosphere with popular hits, pulsating lights, champagne toasts, open bar, and gourmet bites. Last year, nationally known entertainers Joe Posa and Michael Dean as Cher made special appearances and this year’s surprise special guests will excite and electrify.

In addition, attendees will leave the event with coveted prizes from a balloon pop and luxury auction. Once the event concludes, guests may continue the party at DAER Nightclub, or choose to explore the many amenities of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

“STUDIO 54 Rewind” co-chairs are Susan Renneisen, vice president of community affairs and special events at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Julie Williamson-Bresset, senior vice president and private client advisor with Bank of America.

“STUDIO 54 Rewind” is presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and sponsored by Bank of America, Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, SouthState, Synovus, Walgreens, Dex Imaging, Tower Club, GrayRobinson, Coldwell Banker Realty Cares Foundation, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, and OUTClique. Media sponsors are Lifestyle Media Group and South Florida Business & Wealth. In kind sponsors include Muscle Vodka, Funky Buddha Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Papa’s Pilar Rum Ernest Hemingway.

General admission tickets start at $150; VIP tickets are $250 each and can be purchased at flitecenter.org/Rewind54.

Follow FLITE Center at flitecenter.org and on social media at facebook.com/FLITECenterBroward, on Instagram @flitecenter, on linkedin.com/company/the-flite-center and on youtube @flitecenter6274.

Actors’ Playhouse 33rd Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction 4/20/24

Actors’ Playhouse 33rd Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 06:00 pm-11:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $250

The stage is set for the highly anticipated Actors’ Playhouse 33rd Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction, proudly presented by Lexus of Kendall. This year’s event promises an unforgettable evening filled with luxury prizes and gourmet culinary experiences from the finest restaurants that The Magic City has to offer. The company will honor Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, acknowledging her remarkable dedication and unwavering support of the South Florida arts community.

Headlining the auction block is a one-year lease for a 2024 Lexus RX from presenting sponsor Lexus of Kendall. Guests will also have the exclusive opportunity to bid on extravagant voyages provided by Azamara Cruises, worldwide travel packages from Delta Air Lines, a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the Périgord region of France courtesy of SLL Perigord Travel and an array of other indulgent items. Complementing the auction, attendees will enjoy an open bar sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A., all while savoring the “Tastes of Coral Gables” with culinary delights from 30 of the area’s finest restaurants.

In addition to the signature prizes listed above, the auction will feature over 200 live and silent auction items including exotic trips and travel, amazing staycations, exclusive dining packages, one-of-a-kind experiences, fine jewelry, golf packages, art, home décor, and much more – all generously contributed on behalf of the theatre.

Participating restaurants include renowned establishments such as 450 Gradi, ABC Bartending Schools, Bacardi U.S.A., Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, Armstrong Jazz House, Benihana, Bulla Gastrobar, Caffe Abbracci, CalaMillor Gourmet Experience, Catering by Les, Catering by Lovables, CrêpeMaker, Edda’s Cake Designs, Fogo de Chão, John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, La Jamoteca, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Pincho, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar, R Catering & Events, Salumeria 104, Sawa Restaurant & Lounge, Seasons 52, The Capital Burger, Tropical Chinese Restaurant, TUR Kitchen, Vinya Table, Wild Fork and Zucca.

Reservations for this black-tie optional event are priced at $250 per person and include gourmet dining, open bars, and the opportunity to bid on auction items. VIP Sponsorships are available through the company’s development office.

Proceeds from this year’s gala will support Actors’ Playhouse’s youth programming, which educates and enriches the lives of over 60,000 children annually.

Inaugural Farm-to-Table Gala 5/16/24

Inaugural Farm-to-Table Gala
Thursday, 05/16/2024-, 06:00 pm-
Hacienda Los Robles
19050 SW 194th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33187
Eventbrite
Cost: 125

MIAMI, Fla. (March 25,2024) – We are excited to announce an extraordinary evening event for PATCHES, a wonderful cause that offers parents peace of mind by caring for children stricken with critical, long-term medical conditions who need care every day of their lives.
PATCHES will host its inaugural Farm to Table Gala on Thursday, May 16th, 2024, at Hacienda Los Robles in the Redlands. The dinner event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature the best of locally sourced gourmet dining, great music, and, of course, fabulous wine and drink! This exceptional evening will also provide a sneak preview of plans to create a new 65,000 sq. ft. PATCHES Village on 5 acres of land in Florida City.
“We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support and generosity shown by everyone involved in the inaugural gala,” said Lucia Soria, Gala Chair. We thank our founding sponsors for their generosity and look forward to changing the trajectory of the lives of these incredible children and their families—bringing them hope for a healthier future.”
Sponsorships are $10,000, $5,000 or $2,500. Founding benefit sponsors include Lennar, FPL, Ram-Tech, and Marlin.
“I am proud to support PATCHES and our first “Farm to Table Gala”, said Larry Roth, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “This event will go a long way towards involving our generous South Dade community and I hope you will join us in making our dream for a new PATCHES Village a reality”.
To join us or support this one-of-a-kind event, please go to Farm to Table Gala , or visit www.patchesvillage.org to learn more about our plans.
But most importantly, with your help, we can make a difference and impact children’s lives in South Dade.
ABOUT PATCHES
Children who qualify for PATCHES Pediatric Nursing Center are usually referred from local hospitals–particularly Nicklaus Children’s Hospital–and may be suffering from medical complexities due to premature birth, terminal illness, recovery from complex surgeries, severe asthma, or other respiratory conditions, life-threatening cardiac issues, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, Down Syndrome, other rare genetic disorders, or birth to mothers with AIDS or drug addictions. 59% of the families with children at PATCHES fall under the federal poverty level. While PATCHES receives Medicaid funds from eligible patients, the facility largely relies on the community’s and donors’ generosity to fully meet its needs. Due to the life-changing therapy, medical care, and educational support, most children who enroll at PATCHES eventually assimilate into the community and local school system with their normal peer group. Visit www.patchesppec.org.

The 11th Annual Young Musicians Unite (YMU) Gala 4/27/24

The 11th Annual Young Musicians Unite (YMU) Gala
Saturday, 04/27/2024-, 06:30 pm-11:00 pm
Mana Wynwood
318 NW 23rd St,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost: 225

The 11th Annual Young Musicians Unite (YMU) Gala will be held on Saturday, April 27 at Mana Wynwood. Chaired by acclaimed actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar, the gala will be emceed by Founder and Artistic Director of Hued Songs Kumya Rowley.

Founded by musician/performer Sammy Gonzalez, YMU is a nonprofit organization which supports student music education in Miami Dade County and has served over 11,000 students, supporting its mission of “Giving Students a Voice Through Music.”

This year’s “Motown Gold” gala theme will encourage guests to dress in their best Motown style and boogie down to the evening’s live music performances by YMU’s talented young musicians, who have been working hard all year to show off their accomplishments.

By attending the Gala, guests will help YMU reach its fundraising goal of $850,000 to provide over 7,500 students in Miami-Dade free music education for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Tickets for the 11th Annual Young Musicians Unite Gala are available for $225 per person. Table reservations are also available: $1,550 for a table of eight. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.youngmusiciansunite.org/gala

*All tickets include an open bar with premium spirits, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner.

11th Annual Broward Health Ball 4/20/24

11th Annual Broward Health Ball
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 06:30 pm-10:30 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
Website
Cost: $500

The 11th Annual Broward Health Ball presented by the Haller Foundation brings together major corporate, community and philanthropic leaders for a remarkable evening in support of Broward Health hospitals. The night includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, and continues with dinner, live auction and dancing. Proceeds benefit enhanced patient care and services at Broward Health.

Camp STEAMology: Camp Aviation Academy at Museum of Discovery and Science 3/25/24 – 3/29/24

Camp STEAMology: Camp Aviation Academy at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 03/25/2024-, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Museum members: $300/week Non-members: $350/week

School is out, but MODS’ Camp STEAMology in in!

Children ages 5 – 10 will spread their wings during this month’s spring break Camp Aviation Academy from March 25 – March 29! Campers will join MODS’ very own Aviation Academy interns as they demonstrate some of the most amazing aviation activities! Learn from up-and-coming aviators about the world of aviation, tinker with machinery and take flight in MODS’ Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Hangar.

South Florida’s award-winning attraction features 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit and investigate underwater marvels in MODS’ Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures, a new traveling exhibit. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration!

Presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Camp STEAMology admission is Museum members: $300 for the week for Museum members and $350 for the week for non-members. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out. Registration is required at mods.org/campdiscovery.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Hearts and Stars Gala 3/16/24

Hearts and Stars Gala
Saturday, 03/16/2024-, 09:00 pm-11:59 pm
Jungle Plaza
3801 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137,
Miami, Florida, 33137
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Cost:

The Little Lighthouse Foundation, South Florida’s beloved non-profit organization, is hosting its 14th annual Hearts & Stars Gala on Saturday, March 16th from 9PM to 2AM. The Tokyo-themed evening is to feature special live performances, open bar, bites from some of South Florida’s top dining destinations, including Kissaki, PaperFish, Pubbelly, and more, as well as activations for guests to experience. A night that encapsulates the true essence of elegance, the dress code for both males and females is Black-Tie. Both GA ($250) and VIP ($600) tickets are available for purchase, using the EventBrite link HERE.

Diversity Honors Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood 3/9/24

Diversity Honors Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Saturday, 03/09/2024-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
Website
Cost: $250 per ticket

Diversity Honors, the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, is thrilled to announce the fabulous, out and proud Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning, and Golden Globe-nominated, actor, singer, director, composer, playwright and activist Billy Porter will be receiving a Harvey Milk Medal. The foundation will also bestow Harvey Milk Medals to honor music pioneer, multiple Grammy Award-winner and LGBTQ+ activist Belinda Carlisle and singer/songwriter Spencer Battiest. Entrepreneur Mark Hunter Seymour will receive The Pride Center at Equality Park Alan Schubert Award. Tatiana Williams and the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida will receive Diversity Honors awards on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m.

The cocktail chic event will be a night to remember beginning with an elaborate cocktail reception featuring live entertainment by Miss Bouvee. A seated dining experience and the awards presentation in the Grand Ballroom will immediately follow. The celebration continues with the Stoli After Party at The Guitar Hotel featuring poolside entertainment by international singer/songwriter Debby Holiday.

The night also signifies the unveiling of a bold new face and global rebrand for STOLI, a world-renowned premium vodka brand with a rich heritage dating back to 1938 and a longtime sponsor of Diversity Honors. The vodka leader will launch its “Spirit of Change” campaign in celebration of transformative people. This repositioning of the brand is accompanied by a fresh packaging redesign and a worldwide campaign that captures the essence of STOLI, a transformative spirit that brings people together. The new bottle design proudly displays the iconic city skyline on the front label, paying homage to the cities that have inspired the brand throughout its history. What’s more, each bottle features coordinates representing 10 of the world’s most forward-thinking metropolises. Campaign visuals are vibrant and liberating, embracing the new brand spirit.

Diversity Honors is a collaborative effort that will continue to keep 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 and has since gone on to become an icon and beacon of light for the global LGBTQ+ community. This year marks the 46th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s historic election.

Over the years, Diversity Honors has paid tribute to an impressive roster of honorees including TV personality and best-selling author Meghan McCain, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, Judy and Dennis Shepard, Bollywood star Celina Jaitly, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance, transgender YouTube viral inspiration Ryland Whittington, transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings, singer/actress Deborah Cox, drag TV star and entrepreneur Latrice Royale, Judge Rand Hoch, Phill Wilson, founder of the Black AIDS Institute, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congressman Ted Deutch, and Mayor Dean Trantalis, among others.

Diversity Honors is exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, with Platinum Sponsor DMK – Danne Montague-King, Diamond Sponsors Stoli Vodka and Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, supporting sponsors Davidoff of Geneva, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Dex Imaging and Ludwig Framemakers and media sponsors HOTspots Happening Out, OutClique and OutSFL!

Tickets are $250 per person. To reserve tickets, please visit www.DiversityHonors.org.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s “Ode to Joy” Gala 3/3/24

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s “Ode to Joy” Gala
Sunday, 03/03/2024-, 05:00 pm-
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $350 – $10,000

South Florida Symphony Orchestra will celebrate 26 years of excellence in the arts at its “Ode to Joy” Gala on Sunday, March 3, at Broward Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA). The black-tie optional event, commencing at 5 p.m., prior to SFSO’s milestone musical performance of Beethoven’s choral masterpiece, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 and Grand Opera Arias, will honor this year’s “Sound of Success” regional arts advocates.

SFSO’s 2024 “Sound of Success” honorees from Fort Lauderdale and Miami are Marc Grossman, Marie and Robert Gallager, Francis Buckely and Bill Wolfolk (in memoriam), Robert Smith, Sandra Simon, T.J. Walsh, Robert Wilson and Peter Zupcofska, and Dr. Alan Mason.

This year’s gala will include pre-show Champagne and hors d’oeuvres on the Wendt Terraces and a 6 p.m. multi-course dinner in the Porter Riverview Ballroom. Immediately following will be the 7:30 p.m. musical milestone performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 featuring one hundred voices from South Florida Symphony Chorus, directed by Dr. Giselle Elgarresta Rios, including talented singers from Barry University, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, and the community. Soloists Amy Shoremount-Obra (soprano), Rebecca Ringle Kamarei (mezzo-soprano), Adam Diegel (tenor), and Luis Ledesma (baritone) will also perform grand opera arias from Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Puccini’s Turandot and Tosca, and Delibes’ Lakmé. A post-concert dessert reception will take place in the Porter Riverview Ballroom.

Following its highly acclaimed 25th anniversary season, including sold-out shows, the launch of its “Sound of Success” recognition awards, and a celebrated performance accompanying award-winning alt-rock indie vocalist Natalie Merchant, South Florida’s largest symphonic orchestra is continuing its musical journey of excellence inspiring audiences of all ages.

Tickets for SFSO’s “Ode to Joy” Gala start at $350 for the pre-show reception, dinner and post- show reception and $475 (with a prime seating concert ticket) and are available to purchase at https://bit.ly/OdeToJoyGala.

For additional information, visit southfloridasymphony.org, call (954) 522-8445 or email info@southfloridasymphony.org.

Hearts and Stars Gala 3/16/24

Hearts and Stars Gala
Saturday, 03/16/2024-, 09:00 pm-02:00 am
Jungle Plaza
3801 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost: free

The Little Lighthouse Foundation, South Florida’s beloved non-profit organization, is hosting its 14th annual Hearts & Stars Gala on Saturday, March 16th from 9PM to 2AM. The Tokyo-themed evening is to feature special live performances, open bar, bites from some of South Florida’s top dining destinations, including Kissaki, PaperFish, Pubbelly, and more, as well as activations for guests to experience. A night that encapsulates the true essence of elegance, the dress code for both males and females is Black-Tie. Both GA ($250) and VIP ($600) tickets are available for purchase, using the EventBrite link HERE.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Red Shield Regatta 3/9/24

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Red Shield Regatta
Saturday, 03/09/2024-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Park at JM Family Enterprises
200 Jim Moran Boulevard,
Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33442
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Cost: $150

Set sail for an entertaining yacht-themed evening from 6 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, as The Salvation Army of Broward County presents its inaugural Red Shield Regatta at JM Family’s “The Park” (200 Jim Moran Boulevard in Deerfield Beach). Special guest host Captain Lee Rosbach of Bravo TV’s “Below Deck” and “Couch Talk with Captain Lee & Kate” will be on hand to greet guests as The Salvation Army raises funds to benefit Plymouth Colony, an essential transitional housing complex in Hollywood that provides shelter and supportive services for families facing adversity.

Attendees to The Red Shield Regatta will enjoy gourmet food, an open bar, live entertainment, a silent auction, and the thrilling spectacle of model boat racing. Cruise or resort wear is suggested.

After 10 seasons starring on Bravo’s biggest show, “Below Deck,” Captain Lee Rosbach sailed his way into viewer’s hearts, becoming a beloved fan favorite and household name with over 1.2 million followers. While the ‘stud of the sea’ never even saw the ocean until he moved to the Turks & Caicos at the age of 35, he’s spent the past three decades circling the globe as a mega yacht captain known for his witty one-liners and no nonsense attitude. Whether he’s appearing before Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” or lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Captain Lee always brings his signature swagger.

The Salvation Army of Broward County engages in year-round critical operations, such as multiple shelters and housing programs to aid those experiencing homelessness; weekly food pantry distributions; daily soup kitchen; annual Angel Tree toy distribution program bringing joy to local families during the holidays, and others. To support these efforts fundraising activities like the seasonal Red Kettle bell ringing campaign and this year’s new Red Shield Regatta offer the community the chance to invest for long-term impact. All funds raised directly assist the most disadvantaged in Broward County.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Red Shield Regatta is sponsored by JM Family Enterprises with additional support provided by Bombardier, HMY Yachts, Gulfstream, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, SJF Law Group, Icon International, Sodexo USA, Ocean Bank, MSC Cruises, Cahill Family Charitable Fund and Patrice & John Sabatano.

Tickets are $150 each and sponsorship opportunities are available at give.salvationarmyflorida.org/RedShieldRegatta.

For more information, contact Dave Hayton, The Salvation Army of Broward County’s development director, at (954) 524-6991 or at David.Hayton@uss.salvationarmy.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Browardsalvationarmy, on Instagram @browardtsa, on Twitter (X) @BrowardTSA and on Linked In at linkedin.com/company/browardtsa.

Second Annual ArtServe Impact Awards on a Mission to Show How Art Enriches the World 4/19/24

Second Annual ArtServe Impact Awards on a Mission to Show How Art Enriches the World
Friday, 04/19/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $125 per person or 4 people for $400

When ArtServe created the Impact Awards last year to formally recognize people and organizations making a difference in the South Florida community through arts and culture, the program was purposely designed to reach out beyond the ArtServe universe to identify unsung heroes most deserving of the honor.

With its second annual Impact Awards now set for Friday, April 19, 2024, ArtServe has assembled an inspiring, diverse slate of transformative, influential artists, and arts and culture supporters widely seen as long overdue for celebration.

The event, which takes place at ArtServe from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will include cocktails, a handcrafted international culinary feast prepared by 2023 Impact Award recipient Marc Martorana, a silent auction and entertainment. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $125 per person or $400 for four people.

To purchase tickets, click here or go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artserves-second-annual-impact-awards-tickets-796844562537?aff=oddtdtcreator

“Especially at this juncture in time, it’s more important than ever to clearly show how artists make an immense contribution to the economy that’s often overlooked,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes explained. “In fact, artists are everywhere we look, enriching our lives in valuable and unexpected ways.”

The 2024 Impact Award winners are:

Artist of Impact: Puppet Network Founder and Civic Leader Jim Hammond, best known for creating the beloved Florida Day of the Dead Celebration

Community Partner of Impact: Leadership Broward Foundation Executive Director Andrew Zullo

Media Advocate of Impact: Riverwalk Trust President and CEO Genia Duncan Ellis and Go Riverwalk Magazine Publisher Mark Budwig

Legacy of Impact: Thaddeus “THAD” Hamilton, Chair of the Tuskegee Airman of South Florida; also United Negro College Fund, South Florida Leadership Council Chair

Educator of Impact: Jessica Swanson, Master Teacher and Technology Magnet Program Coordinator; Dillard School for the Arts

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

PAWS4you & Pai Shau Present “Paws on Board” Annual Fundraising Gala: A Night Aboard the Seafair Mega Yacht 1/27/24

PAWS4you & Pai Shau Present “Paws on Board” Annual Fundraising Gala: A Night Aboard the Seafair Mega Yacht
Saturday, 01/27/2024-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Seafair Mega Yacht
Bayfront South Dock, 100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: 500

PAWS4you a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization in partnership with Pai Shau presents “PAWS on Board,” a glamorous gala aboard the luxurious Seafair Mega Yacht on Saturday, January 27th, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Embrace the Miami Chic atmosphere as the night unfolds with a cocktail hour starting at 7:00 PM, followed by a delightful dinner and live auction at 8:00 PM. At 9:15 PM, the Seafair Mega Yacht will leave the dock, providing guests with a casino, silent auction and nightclub experience on the water. The yacht will return to the dock at 11:00 PM, concluding the night’s festivities. This annual gala raises funds for PAWS4you in support of its mission to save dogs from the threat of euthanasia. PAWS4you serves the community by rescuing abandoned and neglected animals while nurturing them back to health through love and state-of-the-art care.

United Way of Broward County’s Mayors’ Gala 4/27/24

United Way of Broward County’s Mayors’ Gala
Saturday, 04/27/2024-, 06:00 pm-11:00 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
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Cost:

The “Illuminating Possibilities” themed Gala will spotlight the critical work United Way of Broward County programs that positively impact the community.
• The Gala serves as a great opportunity for key influencers and local philanthropists to come together to build a better community.
• The evening will include a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, entertainment, and a program highlighting how United Way of Broward County fights for the Health, Education, and Financial Prosperity of EVERY person in our community.
• All proceeds from the event will benefit United Way of Broward County to help support its mission.
DETAILS: Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for $350 until Thursday, February 16, 2024. Individual tickets are then $450.

To purchase tickets or tables, please visit: https://www.unitedwaybroward.org/event/2024-mayors-gala/
Sponsorships and journal ads are available. For sponsorship information, please email Tony Hopper at thopper@UnitedWayBroward.org.

Broward Performing Arts Foundation Annual Celebration with Zac Brown Band 1/27/24

Broward Performing Arts Foundation Annual Celebration with Zac Brown Band
Saturday, 01/27/2024-, 05:00 pm-
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $1,250+

With a smooth blend of country music and southern rock, multi-platinum and Grammy® Award-winning Zac Brown Band will light up the stage in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s “Toes in the Sand” Annual Celebration. Proceeds from the evening benefit the education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center.

A limited number of tables and single tickets for all the evening’s festivities are available. A special party ticket, which includes orchestra seating for the performance, the post-show party with DJ Laz and complimentary cocktails throughout the evening is available for $1,250 per person. VIP tickets can be purchased online at http://tinyurl.com/4dkvnxe6, calling 954.468.3298 or emailing Foundation@BrowardCenter.org

Schedule:
• 5:00 p.m. – Annual Celebration begins with an exclusive cocktail reception in the Peck Courtyard
• 6:15 p.m. – Dinner in the Amaturo Theater prior to the performance
• 8:30 p.m. – Zac Brown Band performance in the Amaturo Theater, followed by an after-show party with DJ Laz under the stars at the Wendt Terraces and Huizenga Pavilion.

Tickets to the performance only start at $175 and can be purchased online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 (option 1) or at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library Gala “Standing on the Shoulders of Heroes” 2/24/24

Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library Gala “Standing on the Shoulders of Heroes”
Saturday, 02/24/2024-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Venue
2345 Wilton Dr,
Fort Lauderdale, Pennsylvania, 33305
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Cost:

February 24, 2024
6:00 pm cocktails 7:00 dinner, the Venue, Wilton Manors, Florida.

Live auction. 500 guests and VIPs attending.

Honoree’s for Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library Gala 2024 are iconic athlete, Diana Nyad, who will be added to the Standing on the Shoulders of Heroes exhibit; Stars of the HBO MAX documentary, “The Stroll” will be honored for their film and courage in addressing the harshness of life for so many trans women of color and their strength in survival; Stacy Ritter, president of Visit Lauderdale, who in her role has kept Broward County a warm and welcoming place for all people to visit, live, and work. Her willingness to do what is right, even in the face of extreme political pressure sets her apart from most others in these turbulent times.

Last years’ Gala had a record number of guests and was the organization’s most successful fundraiser to date. The Gala is Stonewall’s largest fundraising event generating a significant part of the organization’s budget.

For Tickets, Sponsorship or more information please visit: https://stonewall-museum.org/11650-2/

Children’s Harbor “Nash Bash” Cowboy Glam Harbor Lights Gala in Weston, Florida 3/9/24

Children’s Harbor “Nash Bash” Cowboy Glam Harbor Lights Gala in Weston, Florida March 9, 2024
Saturday, 03/09/2024-, 06:30 pm-10:00 pm
Bergeron Green Glades Ranch
21111 SW 16th St.,
Weston, Florida, 33332
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Cost: $250

With the party theme as “Nash Bash,” guests are invited to wear their most glamorous country and western apparel, hats, boots and baubles, as well as enjoy dinner, cocktails, a ride on the mechanical bull and heel-kickin’ country and western hits from the Shane Duncan Band at Bergeron’s Green Glades Ranch (21111 SW 16th St, Weston, FL 33332) on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $250 per person.

Funds raised during the Harbor Lights Gala “Nash Bash” benefit Children’s Harbor, a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to help strengthen families in our community, while providing safe shelter and support to teens in foster care.

“Bring together your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues for an incredible evening,” said Children’s Harbor CEO Tiffani Dhooge. “This is a chance for all of us to find our glamorous inner cowboy and enjoy an authentic Old Florida ranch experience!”

For sponsorship information and table reservations contact echafin@childrensharbor.org

Sponsorship packages can be viewed at: https://childrensharbor.org/events/nash-bash

For tickets, click here: https://childrensharbor.networkforgood.com/events/62255-2024-gala

For more information, call (954) 252–3072 or visit childrensharbor.org.

FIRST® Robotics & i.am/Angel Foundation Gala 12/6/23

FIRST® Robotics & i.am/Angel Foundation Gala
Wednesday, 12/06/2023-, 06:00 pm-
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: $

We’re delighted to announce the FIRST® Robotics & i.am/Angel Foundation Gala happening on Wednesday December 6 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel during Art Basel Miami.

Join us for a night that celebrates innovation creativity and the incredible young minds shaping our world.

With will.i.am and Dean Kamen leading the charge expect an evening packed with robotics-inspired fun a dazzling silent auction and a fireside chat that will explore the power of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education for our future.

To secure your spot head over to firstinspires.org/gala. Let’s light up Miami Beach together celebrating the intersection of STEM and the arts in style. Cheers to sparking young minds and having a blast while doing it!

Conversations on Gun Violence 11/14/23

Conversations on Gun Violence
Tuesday, 11/14/2023-, 09:30 am-10:30 am
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: FREE

Join us for a powerful community gathering focused on tackling one of our most pressing issues: gun violence. In a united front, we will bring together leaders and members from various local organizations, survivors, and advocates to engage in candid discussions about the root causes of gun violence, share prevention strategies, and inspire collective action. Together, we can build a safer and more resilient community where every voice matters. RSVP today and be part of the solution.
Note: Stay tuned for updates on our panelists and additional event details. Let’s work together to create a future free from the shadow of gun violence.

When: Nov 14 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL, 33127
Admission is FREE, we strongly suggest you reserve your seat to attend.

A Safe Haven for Newborns Annual Gala at the International-Downtown Miami 10/28/23

A Safe Haven for Newborns Annual Gala at the International-Downtown Miami
Saturday, 10/28/2023-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
Website
Cost: Donation

The 11th Edition will be celebrating 22 years of saving lives at A Safe Haven for Newborns Annual Gala at the International-Downtown Miami on Oct 28th, 2023, with special honored guest Lauren Pastrana of CBS4 as Mistress of Ceremony.

The highlight of the evening will be seeing the real-life impact of Safe Haven through very moving testimonies by Safe Haven babies now growing up with the love and guidance from their forever families. Founder Nick Silverio remembers with great emotion the first Safe Haven baby, Carol Gloria. The firefighters named her Carol because the station is in Carol City and Gloria for the Glory of God, coincidence as Nick’s late wife Gloria and the reason behind starting the organization shares the same name.

As a non for profit relying on the generosity of individuals, corporate donors, foundations and our annual fundraising events: the Gala hopes to count on the continued support this year for A Safe Haven’s lifesaving mission, either through sponsorships, tickets, auction items, or a donation of any amount.

Maintaining the belief from the beginning 22 years ago the saving of one life from the ultimate in infant abuse, abandonment efforts would be worthwhile now proudly 381 precious lives ago (371 in Florida, 9 in other states and one little one in the country of Honduras).

Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida Presents The Chic & Unique Ball, A Red Carpet Extravaganza 11/4/23

Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida Presents The Chic & Unique Ball, A Red Carpet Extravaganza
Saturday, 11/04/2023-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $200 general; $375 VIP

The stage is set for a night of ultra style and high glamour as the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) presents its inaugural signature fundraiser, The Chic & Unique Ball, A Red Carpet Extravaganza, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.)! This exciting and creative event will be an over-the-top night to remember with fine food, cocktails, chances to bid on amazing items, and special surprises. This event benefits GMCSF’s operations, concert programming, outreach, and scholarships.

Preceding the main event, a 6 p.m. VIP cocktail reception featuring gourmet hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will take place at The Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (2900 Riomar St.). Alex Miranda will serve as emcee for the VIP event featuring solo performances by GMCSF’s best, including Artistic Director Gabe Salazar. The Red Carpet arrival at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort will immediately follow at 7 p.m. with Joe Posa as Joan Rivers conducting interviews, more luscious libations, and a silent auction. The 8 p.m. seated dinner and awards presentation will lead into an electrifying dance party featuring live entertainment from Vibe City.

The evening’s décor will be an elegant celebration of music, from custom guitar centerpieces that can be purchased, to tables themed to iconic music stars. The indulgent night of fun will also have drawings for luxury items, including a Hard Rock basket containing dinner for two and a stay at the famous Guitar Hotel.

The gala will support the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, which will launch its ambitious new season this fall with more than 180 singers on their roster, making it the most prominent gay men’s chorus in the southeastern United States and one of the country’s top 10 largest LGBTQ+ choruses. With a budget of over $1 million, the Chorus reaches more than 20,000 people each season through its mainstage concert season and numerous community appearances.
GMCSF’s The Chic & Unique Ball, A Red Carpet Extravaganza, is sponsored by The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Brand g Vacations.

Individual tickets are on sale now at $200 Gala Ticket or $375 Gala VIP Ticket. A table of ten is $2,000 or $3,750 for VIPs, which includes exclusive pre-party activities. To purchase tickets or make a donation, visit gmcsf.givesmart.com. For sponsorship information, contact Edward Otto Zielke at (954) 763-2266 or email sponsorship@gmcsf.org.

LifeNet4Families Casino Royale Annual Gala 2023 10/7/23

LifeNet4Families Casino Royale Annual Gala 2023
Saturday, 10/07/2023-, 06:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Venue
2345 Wilton Drive,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
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Cost: $250 per person

LifeNet4Families, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness, hunger, and poverty, has announced the honorees for its Casino Royale Annual Gala 2023 fundraiser set to take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, at The Venue (2345 Wilton Drive, Fort Lauderdale). Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC, Kathleen Cannon, president and CEO of United Way of Broward County and Robert Taylor, president and CEO of BBI have been named as Leaders of Distinction while Publix Supermarket Charities, Inc. and Downtown Photo will be celebrated as 2023 Community Service Honorees for their contributions to serving and stabilizing the impoverished as well as promoting health and well-being in South Florida. WPLG Local 10’s Emmy award-winning Anchor Calvin Hughes will host this engaging and elegant night of excitement and purpose.
Casino Royale promises to be a thrilling evening with all proceeds earmarked to provide shelter, meals, and essential support services to those facing homelessness and hunger. The black-tie-optional fundraiser will offer a variety of fun games during the cocktail reception at 6 p.m. Step into a recreated world of a glamourous high-stakes casino, complete with live and silent auctions featuring unique items. Live entertainment and dinner will follow at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $250 per person and are available to purchase at https://bit.ly/LN4FCasinoRoyaleGala2023. Sponsorships are still available. For more details, please visit www.lifenet4families.org/sponsorship.

YMCA of South Florida’s Annual Beach Ball 10/14/23

YMCA of South Florida’s Annual Beach Ball
Saturday, 10/14/2023-, 06:30 pm-11:30 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
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Cost: $550 per person

Water safety and drowning prevention take center stage during the YMCA of South Florida’s annual Beach Ball, presented by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way in Hollywood.

Themed “Rock with Us!,” the Beach Ball benefits the Y’s Aquatic Financial Assistance program, which provides free lessons and water safety instruction for at-risk children, teens, families and caregivers in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Since 2016, funds raised have made it possible to provide swim lessons and water safety education to over 150,000 children in local communities.

The Beach Ball is the YMCA of South Florida’s signature fundraiser and one of the hottest social events of the season in South Florida. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, live musical entertainment, dancing and a live auction. In addition, a silent auction, which will include a wide array of high-quality items, will be available starting 10 days prior to Beach Ball 2023 and will run through the event. Silent auction items can be previewed by visiting https://one.bidpal.net/beach23/browse/featured.

Tables and tickets for the event are selling quickly. Individual tickets to Beach Ball 2023 are $550. A limited number of sponsorships for Beach Ball 2023 are still available. This includes a Platinum Sponsorship for $10,000, which consists of event seating for 10 guests at the general reception, program book ad, and acknowledgement on event media and materials. Ruby, Gold and Silver sponsorship options are also available for $7,500, $5,000 and $2,000, respectively.

For further information on Beach Ball 2023, including tickets and sponsorships, please visit ymcasouthflorida.org/beachball. For sponsorship opportunities or additional questions, please contact Aimee Fretwell at AFretwell@YMCASouthFlorida.org or at 954-334-9622, ext. 1045.

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14th Annual Ghost Light Society Soirée – “Moonlight in Morocco” 11/4/23

14th Annual Ghost Light Society Soirée – “Moonlight in Morocco”
Saturday, 11/04/2023-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Parker
707 N.E. 8th St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $325

Experience “Moonlight in Morocco” at the 14th Annual Ghost Light Society Soirée on Saturday, November 4 from 7 to 11p.m. at The Parker, 707 N.E. 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale. The sights, sounds and cuisine of Morocco will come to life through a variety of delicious food, drinks, dance and more. The event is presented by UKG and features a live, intimate performance by Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller of the multi-platinum band Rusted Root.

Hosted by the Ghost Light Society, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ young professionals’ group, the annual soirée will raise funds for the Broward Center’s free arts-in-education programs that benefit more than 100,000 students each year. Individual tickets are available for $325 each. For more information, visit www.browardcenter.org or email ghostlight@browardcenter.org.

Michael Goodman’s 60th Birthday Cher-abration Starring Michael Dean as Cher at Lips Fort Lauderdale 10/19/23

Michael Goodman’s 60th Birthday Cher-abration Starring Michael Dean as Cher at Lips Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 10/19/2023-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 East Oakland Park Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
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Cost: $100 (VIP with premium seating, three-course dinner, show, and a champagne toast); $60 including dinner and show

FLITE Center, Heart Gallery of Broward, History Fort Lauderdale, Island City Stage, and South Florida Symphony Orchestra will be the beneficiaries of a special 60th birthday Cher-abration for Michael Goodman, owner and founder of GPR | Goodman Public Relations. The Cher-abration at Lips Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 19, at 7 p.m., will feature performances by Michael Dean as Cher with special guests and the cast of Lips.

Partygoers will enjoy a three-course dinner and Las Vegas-style show at Lips with leading drag entertainers, dancers and performances by Michael Dean as Cher. A nationally recognized performer, Michael Dean as Cher has performed around the country at special events, cabaret shows, private parties, gay pride events, and more. His claim to fame is his uncanny ability to pay tribute to the larger than life icon, Cher.

A raffle with hotel packages, restaurant offerings, and more will help raise additional funds for the five nonprofit organizations.

Tickets are available at www.goodmanpr.com/cherabration. Donation is $100 (VIP with premium seating, three-course dinner, show, and a champagne toast) and $60 which includes dinner and the show. Cash bar. All proceeds will be directed to the participating nonprofit organizations.

The R. Motwani Family Academy Gala 10/26/23

The R. Motwani Family Academy Gala
Thursday, 10/26/2023-, 06:30 pm-11:00 pm
Conrad Fort Lauderdale
551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: 400

To support students in their pursuit of a career in hospitality, the Motwani family will host the annual R. Motwani Family Gala from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, October 26th at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale to raise funds for students enrolled in the R. Motwani Family Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Broward College.
Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner and an evening filled with successful student accomplishments.
Tickets (starting at $400 per person) and sponsorships are available at giving.broward.edu/gala.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 15th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala 10/28/23

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 15th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala
Saturday, 10/28/2023-, 06:30 pm-10:30 pm
Loews Coral Gables Hotel
2950 Coconut Grove Dr,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is excited to announce it will host its annual “Wild About Kids” Gala, with the theme Motown, at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a three-course dinner in the Alhambra Ballroom at 8 p.m. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and influencers will be among the guests who will be transported back to the Motown era with dinner, dancing, live entertainment, an engaging program and more to support great futures for Miami-Dade area youth.

The proceeds raised will fund the Clubs’ crucial programs and services at its six Clubs and sites combined including its educational after school programs, tutoring and homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts and crafts, mentoring, and summer and athletic programs. These programs help children realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

DJ Sama alongside the Carlos Oliva Band will provide the soundtrack for the evening with classic hits from the Motown era including Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson 5 and so much more. Guests will also enjoy a unique themed-musical performance from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s youth members.

Supporters will have a special opportunity to sponsor a child through donations and participate in a silent auction featuring high-end items and exceptional luxury experiences.

The 15th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala is co-chaired once again by long-time Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade supporters Board Chair Andy Stuart and his wife Allison Stuart, who is on the Board of Directors. Olga Guilarte, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Committee, is the special event chair.

Gala committee members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors include Tom Bezold, Liana De Mena, Maria Luisa Gonzalez, Rudy Lleonart, Kristina Perez-Cubas, Karen Rodriguez and Richard Rodriguez. Additional committee members include Susan Abraham, Allison Blumenthal, Lisa Mendelson, Lily Pardo, Susan Samas, Marianne Schmidhofer, Rae Stein, Meredith Virnig and Michelle Zubizarreta.

Gala sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now available. Sponsorships and tickets range from $1,000 to $75,000. For more information about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact Rhia Hunter at (305) 446-9910 ext. 108, or email rhunter@bgcmia.org or visit https://bgcmia.org/event/wakgala2023/.

Gogol Bordello to Perform Live at Hard Rock Heals Foundation Ukraine Relief Fund Gala 4/22/23

Gogol Bordello to Perform Live at Hard Rock Heals Foundation Ukraine Relief Fund Gala
Saturday, 04/22/2023-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood FL
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
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Cost: $250

Global sensation punk rock band Gogol Bordello is set to perform Saturday, April 22 as part of a benefit event for Ukraine war victims presented by Hard Rock Heals Foundation at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Olympic Gold Medalist, International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee and two-time World Champion Heavyweight Boxer Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine will host the fundraising event.

Gala tickets include dinner, an open bar, entertainment and a silent auction with items signed by celebrities, including Bryan Cranston, Billy Joel, Pitbull and Maluma. Gala tickets cost $250 per person.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the Gala, please visit the Hard Rock Heals website at hardrockheals.org/Ukraine or call 954-248-5965.

Prom Through the Decades Children’s Harbor 5/19/23

Prom Through the Decades Children’s Harbor
Friday, 05/19/2023-, 06:30 pm-10:00 pm
Charles F. Dodge City Center
601 City Center Way,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33025
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Cost: $250

Children’s Harbor celebrates a milestone 10th Annual Harbor Lights Gala, themed Prom Through the Decades, at the Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way in Pembroke Pines, on Friday, May 19 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Whether you’ve been to your high school prom or decided not to attend, the invitation is open to everyone to attend the “Prom Through the Decades.” Guests can choose their favorite decade and dress for that era. Expect spunky wigs, flashy dresses, sequins, vintage flair, full skirts, big sleeves, bobby socks, saddle shoes, wide ties and more.

To set the mood, Prom Through the Decades will come to life in the theme-inspired retro-like gymnasium at the Charles F. Dodge City Center. Here guests will enjoy dinner, cocktails, a night filled with decades of nostalgic music, dancing and other surprises.

Funds raised during the Harbor Lights Gala Prom Through the Decades benefits Children’s Harbor, a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to help strengthen families in our community, while providing safe shelter and support to teens in foster care.

“I want everyone to know that they can bring together their family, friends, neighbors and colleagues and have an incredible experience at our Gala,” said Children’s Harbor CEO Tiffani Dhooge. “This is a chance for all of us to get creative and come to the prom you always wanted to attend. It will be one of the highlights of prom season!”
For sponsorship information and table reservations contact echafin@childrensharbor.org. Sponsorship packages can be viewed at https://www.childrensharbor.org/prom-through-decades. Tickets to the Harbor Lights Gala are $250 per person and available at https://e.givesmart.com/events/t4S/.

For more information, call 954-252-3072 or visit childrensharbor.org.

10th Annual Young Musicians Unite (YMU) Gala 4/29/23

10th Annual Young Musicians Unite (YMU) Gala
Saturday, 04/29/2023-, 06:00 pm-11:00 pm
Miami Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33141
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Cost: $175

You’re invited to join us for an unforgettable evening at YMU’s 10th Annual Gala on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at The Miami Beach Bandshell!

We are preparing an amazing night of performances by our talented young musicians who have been working hard all year to show off their accomplishments. By attending our gala, you can help us reach our fundraising goal of $350,000 to provide over 4,000 students in Miami-Dade with free music education for the 2023/2024 academic year.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of something truly impactful while enjoying a night of entertainment. Save the date and join us at the gala to support music education in our community.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary Gala 3/29/23

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary Gala
Wednesday, 03/29/2023-, 06:00 pm-
South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary Gala
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $300 – $5,000

South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) will celebrate inaugural “Sound of Success” arts and culture advocates who champion musical creativity and innovation as part of its 25th anniversary gala to benefit its artistic, community engagement and education initiatives on Wednesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The gala will feature an exquisite dinner accompanied by an intimate concert by Grammy award-winning artist Zuill Bailey.

SFSO’s inaugural “Sound of Success” honorees from Fort Lauderdale and Miami are John Evans, chairman and CEO and Steven Wozencraft, executive vice president of John D. Evans Foundation, Stradivarius Society; Jackie Grimm, co-founder and former board member, Stradivarius Society; Jerry Laskey, Stradivarius Society; Phillip Dunlap, director of Broward County Cultural Division; Charles “Chuck” Lane, board chair, senior VP/senior relationship strategist with PNC Private Bank; Beth Holland “SFSO Godmother,” Stradivarius Society; Wilton Manors City Commissioner Don D’Arminio, Marc Martorana, Mark Turner, and Chuck Nicholls, Stradivarius Society; and Brenton Ver Ploeg, founding partner, Ver Ploeg & Marino, Stradivarius Society.

“Sound of Success” is part of South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s anniversary season of firsts. In this milestone year, the growing symphony announced its new Miami home at the Michael Tilson Thomas Performance Hall at the New World Center (500 17th Street in Miami Beach) and received a commemorative proclamation from the City of Miami Beach. Last month, SFSO received a first-time National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects award of $10,000 for its Symphony in the Schools educational initiative, “Preserving Our Coral Reefs.” Since its founding, this signature music education program has reached over 100,000 students from underserved communities and has provided more than $3.5 million in services and resources in the past five years.

The esteemed South Florida Symphony Orchestra, founded and led by Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso, also recently made history as the first Partner in the Arts at The Parker, which completed a stunning $30 million renovation in 2022.

Tickets for South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 25th Gala start at $300 per person and include the champagne reception, multi-course dinner, intimate concert featuring GRAMMY award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey, dessert reception and complimentary valet parking. Tables of 10 start at $3,000 and include prime gala seating. Additional ticket packages and sponsorships are available by calling (954) 522-8445 or by visiting southfloridasymphony.org/gala.

Diversity Honors Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood 4/1/23

Diversity Honors Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Saturday, 04/01/2023-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
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Cost: Tickets are $250 per person for the cocktail chic event which includes an open bar, poolside dining and live entertainment.

Diversity Honors, the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, will take center stage again, on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. to recognize those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. This year, the foundation will honor Commissioner Nicole M. Ramirez with the prestigious Harvey Milk Medal; Carol Moran with The Pride Center at Equality Park Alan Schubert Award and Stoli Group’s Global CEO Damian McKinney with the 2023 Global Business Leadership Award. Additional honorees for this year’s event include Florida State Senator Shevrin “Shev” Jones, Drag TV Star and Entrepreneur Latrice Royale, South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s (SFSO) President and CEO Jacqueline Lorber and Music Director Sebrina María Alfonso and the Bears of South Florida.

The event is a collaborative effort that will continue to keep South Florida on the international stage of LGBT+ 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 and has since gone on to become an icon and beacon of light for the global LGBTQ+ community. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s historic election.

Over the years, Diversity Honors has paid tribute to an impressive roster of honorees including TV personality, political blogger and best-selling author Meghan McCain, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, Judy and Dennis Shepard, Bollywood star Celina Jaitly, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance, transgender YouTube viral inspiration Ryland Whittington, transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings, singer/actress Deborah Cox, Judge Rand Hoch, Phill Wilson, founder of the Black AIDS Institute, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congressman Ted Deutch, and Mayor Dean Trantalis, among others.

Diversity Honors is exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, with Platinum Sponsor DMK – Danne Montague-King, Diamond Sponsors Stoli Vodka, International Court System, and Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, and supporting sponsors GPR | Goodman Public Relations and Ludwig Framemakers.

Tickets are $250 per person for the cocktail chic event which includes an open bar, poolside dining and live entertainment. To reserve tickets, please visit www.DiversityHonors.org.

New World Symphony’s 35th Anniversary Gala 3/4/23

New World Symphony’s 35th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, 03/04/2023-, 06:00 pm-
New World Center, Michael Tilson Thomas Performance Hall
500 17th St.,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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New World Symphony’s 35th anniversary gala featuring guest artist,Yo-Yo Ma will honor NWS’ Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, 6:00 p.m. at 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Tickets start at $2,500. For further information visit www.nws.edu/events-tickets/concerts/nwss-35th-anniversary-gala/ or call 305.428.6777.

Join the Little Lighthouse Foundation at their annual Hearts & Stars Gala! 3/4/23

Join the Little Lighthouse Foundation at their annual Hearts & Stars Gala!
Saturday, 03/04/2023-, 09:00 pm-11:59 pm
Miami Design District: Jungle Plaza
3801 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33137
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This March 4, 2023, the 13th annual Hearts & Stars Gala will be held in MDD’s Jungle Plaza. All proceeds of this spectacular event will go towards benefiting LLF’s mission of assisting children and families in South Florida who struggle with educational, financial, and medical hardships. Featuring a special casino activation reminiscent of James Bond’s trip to Cuba in Die Another Day, Gran Casino Nacional, guests are invited to experience live casino games (for raffle tickets), a vintage bar from our friends at Bacardi, and silent auction items with James Bond memorabilia courtesy of Whip Fundraising.

For tickets, please visit HeartsAndStarsGala.com.

Aroma360 VIP Table (nightclub style) includes ten (10) VIP tickets with unlimited bottle service. To inquire, please email Jonathan@TheLittleLighthouse.org, or call 305-401-3949.

Hope to see you there!

Funding Arts Broward’s “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” 1/9/23

Funding Arts Broward’s “Black & White: A Night At The Museum”
Monday, 01/09/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $85

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), celebrating 20 years of preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its sixth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” special event on Monday, January 9, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature exclusive exhibit tours, live entertainment by Dillard High School Center for the Arts students and DJ Israel Charles, Champagne, culinary delights, and a decadent dessert table. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite black and white cocktail attire.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Kathia St. Hilaire: Immaterial Being at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on a private tour by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. This exhibition addresses the artist’s personal transcultural experience and material experimentation. Her interest in matter and process goes beyond a formal, visual concern, as it simultaneously creates a space in which to address the concept of the painting’s surface as it connects to the understanding of skin, color and race. These critical notions are at the center of the artist’s practice and the broader Haitian narrative she seeks to tell.

West Palm Beach native Kathia St. Hilaire‘s work portrays tender images of family gatherings, children at play, celestial bodies, scenes of death, and distinct Haitian iconography. Her visual language is enhanced by the ornate, textured surfaces on which these images appear. The distinct constructions are composed through a lattice framework of linoleum panels, sewn together to form quilt-like formations resembling ceremonial Haitian Vodun flags. St. Hilaire refers to her signature surface making technique as reduction relief printing. This laborious crafting method combines an array of materials such as cosmetics, textiles, detritus, jewelry, enamels and metals, which together form a haptic, abstract collage. These intricate and ethereal backgrounds become the stage for the artist’s figurative imagery.

Included in this evening will be an exclusive tour of Scott Covert: I Had a Wonderful Life. I Had a Wonderful Life is the first solo museum exhibition dedicated to New Jersey-born artist Scott Covert. This presentation of Covert’s 40-year-long practice will center on his Monument Paintings, which the artist began making in 1985. Covert, a legendary figure within the eighties East Village art scene, forms his abstract compositions through the Victorian tradition of grave rubbing, in which an impression is lifted from the honorary reliefs on tombstones. With the cemeteries of the world serving as his itinerant studio, Covert has dedicated his life to visiting the resting places of what he calls “people of character.” The title of this exhibition is taken from the headstone of the quintessential aristocrat, Brooke Astor. These final words are not mournful, but joyous. Their uplifting sentiment resonates with Covert’s attitude towards his art. Each work is a celebration, a signifier of life, memory and profound experience.

Both exhibitions are curated by the Museum’s Bryant-Taylor Curator, Ariella Wolens.

“Black & White: A Night At The Museum” is open to FAB members, friends and public supporters of the arts. Tickets are $85 per person and are available at fabfunevents@gmail.com. For more information, please call (954) 353-7673 or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

The Restaurant at the Norton Presents Murder at The Museum “Take 2” 12/30/22

The Restaurant at the Norton Presents Murder at The Museum “Take 2”
Friday, 12/30/2022-, 06:15 pm-09:30 pm
The Restaurant at the Norton Museum of Art
1450 South Dixie Highway,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401
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Cost: $150

The Restaurant at the Norton Museum of Art is wrapping up 2022 with a four-course Murder Myster Dinner honoring the roaring twenties and artist F. Scott Fitzgerald. On Friday, December 30 at 6:15 p.m. rock your best roaring twenties/Gatsby outfit for an all-inclusive dinner party with a side of mystery and suspense. The best dressed will receive a prize of $100! On the menu is:

Amuse Bouche, a smoked salmon rillette and crispy brioche points served with a crème fraîche and caviar

Charred Broccolini Caesar, tossed with baby gem lettuce, charred broccolini, baby heirloom tomato, rosemary croutons, ricotta Salata, fried capers, sun-dried tomatoes and caesar dressing

Chicken Francaise, airline chicken breast served with a haricot vert, oven-dried tomatoes and a lemon beurre blanc

Mandarin Oil Madeleines, with an orange compote and a creamy zabaglione

Cheers to the new year with great food, friends, timeless art and an unforgettable dining experience! Tickets can be purchased on Tock for $150.

Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel 3rd Annual Miami Gala 12/20/22

Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel 3rd Annual Miami Gala
Tuesday, 12/20/2022-, 05:30 pm-
19995 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL, 33180
19995 W Country Club Dr,
Aventura, Florida, 33180
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Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel hosts 3rd annual Miami gala on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 5:30PM. The evening will honor Andrea and Veronica Bocelli Humanitarian Award with a special intimate performance by Andrea Bocelli. For more information and tickets, visit: https://www.uhmiamigala.com/.

19th Annual Tropical Nights Gala 12/10/22

19th Annual Tropical Nights Gala
Saturday, 12/10/2022-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
InterContinental Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: 350.00 per ticket

Miami, FL – Tropical Nights, an evening benefiting the University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD), will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the iconic InterContinental Miami Hotel in downtown Miami. The 19th annual gala raises much-needed funds for UM-NSU CARD to continue to provide services for over 15,000 families in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties, all at no cost.

Sneaker Shootout Miami presents Walk This Way V: Ultimate Battle of The Sneaker Gawds 12/2/22

Sneaker Shootout Miami presents Walk This Way V: Ultimate Battle of The Sneaker Gawds
Friday, 12/02/2022-12/03/2022, 08:00 pm-12:00 am
Private Warehouse
2127 NW 1ST AVE,
Wynwood, Florida, 33127
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Cost: S25-$250

Highly regarded Sneaker Shootout Miami presents the eagerly anticipated 5th year Anniversary of Walk this Way – Battle of the Sneaker Gawds (WTWV) returning to Wynwood, Florida during Art Basel featuring notable Sneaker Gawds, Talented Artists and Avid Photographers.

Walk This Way creator, King S. Jewell, founder of Sneaker Shootout and Self-Proclaimed Sneaker Gawd conceptualized this unique idea of highlighting and celebrating contestants to pay homage to sneaker enthusiasts like himself.

While speaking with other sneaker collectors, it was brought to my attention that there was no real presence of a sneaker community represented here in Miami. I also believe that sneakers, fashion and art go hand and hand; and should be recognized on a larger scale. This is my humble attempt and continued efforts to Integrate the sneaker world with the art world,”-King Jewell

About SSOM
The Sneaker Shootout MIAMI team has over 15 years of providing unrivaled live entertainment and event content for the urban specialty market in the USA. SSOM is looking to branch out and progressively expand its audience and create the goal of becoming the #1 Urban Sneaker Entertainment company in the USA, dominating various business models of the entertainment such as Live Fashion Events, Art Events, Curated content for Television and Digital spaces.,

About WTW
Walk This Way – Battle of the Sneaker Gawds was created with an intent to provide opportunity to all the Sneakerheads to show off their best kicks in their collection and award the supreme winner. Unlike other events or exhibitions that focus on the brand, Walk this Way highlights the end user, the Sneaker Gawd.

Since 2018, Sneaker Shootout Miami has been a preeminent force in the sneaker world as a platform for sneakerheads to get the recognition that they deserve. Sneaker Shootout is the ultimate sneaker event experience. Walk This Way will celebrate its 5th year anniversary this year during the first week of December during Art Basel 2022.

Walk this Way is a fashion show styled Sneaker Battle. 8 Contestants go head to head in 3 elimination rounds, 6 categories to see who has the hottest kicks in their closet. This years categories include:

Best Sneaker of 2022
Best 90s Retro Kick
Best Jordan 2
Rarest Sneaker in your Closet

What: Sneaker Shootout Miami presents Walk This Way V: The Ultimate Sneaker Head Battle

When: Friday December 2, 2022

Where: 2127 NW 1ST AVE
Wynwood, Fl 33127

Time: Doors open at 8PM; Battle begins at 9PM

How to Attend: Eventbrite

The ultimate vision is to create a sneaker battle league where sneakerheads battle each other across the country throughout the year with Walk this Way being the main attraction for the championship belt and bragging rights as the Sneaker Gawd of the United States, and maybe even the World. The Sneaker Shootout World Tour is on the horizon.

The Sneaker Shootout brand is always looking for collaborations, partnerships and sponsorship, interested parties should contact us at sneakershootoutmiami@gmail.com.

To purchase tickets to the battle; please click the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-this-way-v-battle-of-the-sneaker-gawds-tickets-466702137657?fbclid=PAAaYJo5QgnDxQeeQvH-Jh0z6ds5Q6EtzRUUY7gmuVGvAnBBEtosQLvcq1GrY

For current and up-to-date information follow @SneakerShootOutMiami on Instagram or click the following link: https://instagram.com/sneakershootoutmiami?igshid=MWI4MTIyMDE=

YouTube Channel:

Walk This Way IV Recap

Walk This Way II Recap

Walk This Way Explained

Meet King Jewell | Creative Director – SHOUTOUT MIAMI

Meet King Jewell | Creative Director

For interviews/photo-op/ press passes or more information email sneakershootoutmiami@gmail.com

FLITE Center 5th Annual Signature Grand Heroes Luncheon 12/9/22

FLITE Center 5th Annual Signature Grand Heroes Luncheon
Friday, 12/09/2022-, 11:30 am-01:30 pm
Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84,
Davie, Florida, 33317
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Cost: $75 for government employees; $100 general public

FLITE Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to guiding vulnerable youth and those aging out of foster care for successful transition to independence through housing, education, employment, and system of care coordination, will host its fifth annual Signature Grand Heroes Luncheon on Friday, December 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event, held at Signature Grand (6900 State Road 84 in Davie), will be hosted by WPLG Local 10 Anchor Gio Insignares.

The luncheon will honor FLITE Center’s partners, funders and frontline staff from collaborating organizations who support and dedicate their lives to impacting youth in South Florida’s Transitional Independent Living (TIL) System of Care. More than 500 celebrants are expected to attend. The growing organization recently expanded its professional team and services into West Palm Beach and celebrated the grand opening of its facility at 816 Ninth Street.

“FLITE Center is proud to acknowledge and honor our heroes – those individuals, companies and partner organizations who are committed to helping us create a better life for South Florida youth in need of a new path,” said Christine Frederick, CEO of FLITE Center. “Last year, we assisted close to 2,400 young adults in the Transitional Independent Living (TIL) System of Care with access to unlimited services all under one roof. We are grateful for the ongoing support that allows us to continue positively impact and guide young adults toward a brighter future.”

This year’s honorees and their respective award categories are:

• Christina L. Spudeas, Retired Executive Director, Florida’s Children First and Mrs. Sandra Jackson and Mr. Darian Jackson – Albert & Beatriz Miniaci Lifetime Heroes Award
• Office of the State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit – UKG Ultimate Acts of Kindness
• Broward College – Gore Family Memorial Foundation You Matter Award
• SunServe and Our Fund Foundation – Memorial Healthcare System Collaborator of the Year
• Dr. Heidi Schaeffer, Human Trafficking Intervention & Awareness Expert – TIL System of Care Impact Award
• Broward Behavioral Health Coalition and Health Foundation of South Florida – TIL System of Care Hero Award
• Uniyah Gollett and Anthony Dyles – TIL Youth Heroes Awards
• Frontline Staff from Collaborating Organizations in the TIL System of Care – Unsung Heroes

Tickets are $100 per person ($75 for government agency employees) and are available for purchase online at flitecenter.org/luncheon2022.

For more information or to secure a sponsorship, please contact DeAnn Hazey, CFRE, Chief Development Officer at (954) 530-4686 or deann@flitecenter.org.

Be A Voice Gala 1/7/23

Be A Voice Gala
Saturday, 01/07/2023-, 07:00 pm-12:00 am
Mandarin Oriental
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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On Saturday, January 7, 2023, Voices For Children Foundation returns to the Mandarin Oriental, Miami to host the organization’s 26th Be A Voice Gala; a signature event in the Miami community that gathers hundreds of the city’s most philanthropic and influential individuals. The importance of this gala goes beyond a wonderful evening of celebrating with friends. By joining our efforts, you play a pivotal role in changing the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children. You become a part of a network of caring citizens committed to ending the cycle of abuse for children in our community.

13th Annual Ghost Light Society Soirée 11/5/22

13th Annual Ghost Light Society Soirée
Saturday, 11/05/2022-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Parker
707, N.E. 8th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $250 – $500 (single tickets)

This year’s galactic-themed event, “Soirée in Space” presented by UKG, is set for Saturday, November 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Parker, 707 N.E. 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale. More than 250 guests will enjoy an out-of-this-world evening filled with dining, dancing and musical entertainment in the unique setting of The Parker stage. Proceeds will benefit the Broward Center’s Arts-in-Education Programs.

Founded in 2009, the Ghost Light Society’s mission is to engage and inspire a new generation of patrons to take an active role in promoting, celebrating and supporting the performing arts. To date, the group’s annual Soirée has raised more than $1.2 million to support the Broward Center’s arts-in-education programs for Broward County students.

In addition to Presenting Sponsor UKG, the Soirée is generously supported by Platinum Sponsors Akerman LLP, AutoNation, Crowe LLP, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and MDW Communications, as well as a number of Gold and Silver Sponsors.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, with individual tickets starting at $250. To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3rsvl1H.

For more information, visit www.ghostlightsociety.org or email ghostlight@browardcenter.org.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 14th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala 11/12/22

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 14th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala
Saturday, 11/12/2022-, 06:30 pm-11:00 pm
The Biltmore Hotel Miami
1200 Anastasia Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33134
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is excited to announce it will host its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Gala back in person at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with registration, followed by a cocktail reception, and dinner in the Grand Ballroom at 8 p.m. Guests will once again enjoy dinner, dancing, live entertainment and an exciting program Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has faithfully delivered for 14 years.

The evening, set amid a tropical forest of brilliant, lush greens and soft light, opens with a cocktail reception, courtesy of Bacardi and a stellar silent auction in the courtyard, featuring high-end items and exceptional luxury experiences. The three-course dinner will be held in the Grand Ballroom, where Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will honor notable alumni, inducting them into the Class of 2022 Alumni Hall of Fame. The evening will feature a special performance by Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s youth members’ performing a musical showcase. The evening will conclude with live music, a DJ set and dancing. The silent auction will close out the event at 10:30 pm.

South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and influencers will be among the guests, who will enjoy a themed-evening full of surprises, a silent auction and much more. Guests will also have a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations.

The proceeds raised will fund the Clubs’ crucial programs including its educational after school programs, tutoring and homework assistance, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs. These programs help children realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

The 14th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala is co-chaired once again by former Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO, Andy Stuart and his wife Allison Stuart, both long-time supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. Olga Guilarte, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Committee, is the special event chair.

Gala committee members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors include Tom Bezold, Liana De Mena, Jackie Gonzalez, Maria Luisa Gonzalez, Rudy Lleonart, Yuni Navarro, Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado and Richard Rodriguez. Additional committee members include Jane Barrellier, Lisa Mendelson, Lily Pardo, Marianne Schmidhofer, Laura Sequeira, Rae Stein and Yolanda Valencia.

“It’s an honor to host our 14th Annual ‘Wild About Kids’ Gala at the stunning Biltmore Hotel and we look forward to seeing everyone back in person,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. “We are incredibly grateful and humbled by the continued support of our returning co-chairs Andy and Allison Stuart, our board members and our donors who are committed to providing great futures for our area youth.”

“Allison and I are excited to have the gala back, after two years of not holding the event, and we are honored to return as co-chairs of Boys & Girls Clubs most significant fundraiser of the year,” said Andy Stuart. “We look forward to enjoying a wonderful night full of exceptional entertainment, dancing and dinner while raising much needed funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs.”

For more information about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact Rhia Hunter at (305) 446-9910 ext. 108, or email rhunter@bgcmia.org or visit https://bgcmia.org/events/14th-annual-wild-about-kids-gala/.

14th Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Ocean Inspiration Gala 10/26/22

14th Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Ocean Inspiration Gala
Wednesday, 10/26/2022-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Lauderdale Yacht Club
1725 Southeast 12th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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Cost: $300 (pp); $2500 (table of 10)

Join Guy Harvey and Jessica Harvey, along with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation’s (GHOF) closest friends, research partners, and business associates, for an evening of delicious food and drinks, live entertainment, and celebrations at the 2022 GHOF Ocean Inspiration Gala. Attire is island cocktail.

Get great deals on original artwork, exciting trips, and unique gift items in the live and silent auctions, with proceeds benefitting the innovative education programming, marine research, and conservation work of the GHOF.

Each year, the GHOF honors researchers, anglers, divers, and conservationists who have demonstrated a lifetime of appreciation for the world’s natural resources and have worked to instill that appreciation in the next generation.

Tickets are $300 per person, and a table of 10 is $2,500. To purchase tickets, visit http://bidpal.net/GHOF2022 or email info@ghof.org

YMCA of South Florida’s Beach Ball 2022 Gala 9/17/22

YMCA of South Florida’s Beach Ball 2022 Gala
Saturday, 09/17/2022-, 07:00 pm-11:59 pm
Intercontinental Miami Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: $500 – $10,000

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Presented by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Y’s signature Beach Ball Gala is set for 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, September 17 at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami.

With Florida hitting a grim new record in 2021 with drownings up by 44%, the most child drownings since 2009, support for water safety education and drowning prevention programs are more critical than ever.

Proceeds from the annual Beach Ball 2022 Gala are directed to the YMCA of South Florida’s Aquatic Financial Assistance, which provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to at-risk children in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

This year’s event is also sponsored by Brown & Brown Miami-Dade, Delta Air Lines, Publix Charities, Bacardi, Related, Cleveland Clinic, Club Med, Milner, UKG, Gulf Building, Pylon, Ryder System, Iberia Bank, and America’s Office Source, among others.

Tickets are $500 each and underwriting sponsorship packages are available at $2,000 (includes two tickets) and $5,000 (includes four tickets). Platinum table sponsorships are available at $10,000 and includes a table for 10 guests.

To purchase tickets, sponsorships and for information on auction item donations, visit https://ymcasouthflorida.org/event/beachball/.

For sponsorship opportunities or additional questions, please contact Aimee Fretwell at AFretwell@YMCASouthFlorida.org or at 954-334-9622, ext. 1045.

• 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception & wine wall
• 8:00 p.m. Dinner, live musical entertainment, dancing, & live auction

*Cocktail Chic Attire | Complimentary Valet Parking

2022 Playing For Change Foundation Impact Awards 5/14/22

2022 Playing For Change Foundation Impact Awards
Saturday, 05/14/2022-, 07:30 pm-02:00 am
Faena Forum
3300-3398 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33140
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Cost: $1,000.00 to $50,000.00

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Join music icons Luis Fonsi and Paula Abdul at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach, as they receive the 2022 Impact Award from Playing for Change Foundation, a non-profit organization that operates over 16 music programs across 12 countries. The star-studded evening featuring a special performance by Fonsi includes dinner, awards, a top level auction, followed by an incredible a Grammy-filled after party at the Faena Theater until late night.

24th Annual OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami – Opening Night Film “B-Boy Blues” and Afterparty 4/22/22

24th Annual OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami – Opening Night Film “B-Boy Blues” and Afterparty
Friday, 04/22/2022-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33136
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Cost: $55

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami, internationally acclaimed as one of the largest LGBTQ+ cultural festivals in the world, will open its 24th edition with the first Florida live screening of “B-Boy Blues” (2021) at The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater on April 22 at 7 p.m. Producer Circle members and filmmakers will enjoy a 5:30 p.m. pre-event Filmmakers Soirée. The film will be followed by a live Q & A and an opening night party featuring cast from the film, filmmakers and Vanguard honoree Venezuelan actress, model, and philanthropist Patricia Velásquez.

“B-Boy Blues” USA (2021), is an African American romantic comedy-drama based on the 1994 groundbreaking, and beloved classic book by James Earl Hardy. Class and culture clash when Mitchell, a college-educated journalist from Brooklyn, and Raheim, a homeboy-bike messenger from Harlem, fall in love. Despite his friends’ misgivings and several red flags, Mitchell is enraptured by the incredibly sexy and smooth Raheim, but the repercussions of their mutual obsession will affect his work, friendships, and family. Described as “Moonlight” meets “Queer As Folk,” this unapologetic celebration of African American gay men will leave you wanting more. The film stars Timothy Richardson, Thomas Mackie, Brandee Evans, Landon G. Woodson, Ledisi and Heather B. “B-Boy Blues” was the recipient of the 2021 Narrative Feature Fan Favorite at American Black Film Festival and an official selection of Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Fil Festival 2022.

An opening night party will also follow the film with guest of honor and Vanguard Award winner Patricia Velásquez. Velásquez is best known for her portrayal of Anck-su-namun in “The Mummy” (1990) and its sequel, “The Mummy Returns” (2001). She has appeared in numerous other films including “The Curse of La Llorona” (2019) and television shows including “Arrested Development” and “The L Word.” She is the founder of the Wayuu Taya Foundation which is dedicated to aiding Venezuelans struggling along the Colombian border. She was appointed the UNESCO Artist for Peace and is a Goodwill Ambassador at the Organization of the American States.

Continuing its mission to unite the community through premier social events and programs that inspire, entertain, educate and encourage a sense of community, this year’s festival features more than 45 international features and documentary screenings, panel discussions, three shorts programs, exclusive virtual showings, Cocktails & Cinema Happy Hours and parties that will take place across various venues in Miami-Dade County through May 1.

OUTshine special events of note also include the Ladies Spotlight Film, “Anaïs in Love” (2021), the South Florida premiere of the festival Centerpiece film “Girl Picture (Työt Työt Työt)” (2022) and the Men’s Spotlight film “Lonesome” (2021) plus the North American premieres of “All Our Fears” (2021) and “Swing Ride (Calcinculo)” (2022) and the U.S. premiere of “What We Know (Lo Que Sabemos)” (2021). Other films include award-winners “The Divide” (La Fracture)” (2021), “Finlandia” (2021), “Framing Agnes” (2021) and “Private Desert (Deserto Particular)” (2021). Festival Closing night will feature “Cop Secret” (2021) and OUTshine’s annual audience film awards soiree on May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Sandrell Rivers Theater.

OUTrageous, OUTspoken, and OUTstanding, the 24th annual OUTshine Film Festival Miami is presented by Lexus, Gilead and Miami-Dade County.

Tickets to the opening night film “B-Boy Blues” and after-party are $55 each and include an open bar by Bacardi, light bites and live music. This is an in-person screening, only. Tickets start at just $8 for other individual films with group discounts and additional offers available.

For more information, films line-up and tickets for the 24th annual OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami, call (877) 766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com. A full schedule of parties and special events is available at outshinefilm.com/events.

Opening Night Party for MDC’s 39th Annual Miami Film Festival 3/4/22

Opening Night Party for MDC’s 39th Annual Miami Film Festival
Friday, 03/04/2022-, 09:30 pm-
Alfred I. duPont Building
169 E.Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: $100

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Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

The best way to ring in Miami Dade College’s 39th annual Miami Film Festival is to celebrate like a star! This year’s opening night party will take place at the Historic Alfred I. duPont building and will honor the Festival’s previous 2020 Awards Night Film – Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado. Indulge in delicacies from Shake Shack, Divieto Ristorante, Bulla Gastrobar, Pisco y Nazca and The Lazy Oyster and pair it with fan-favorite beer, Estrella Damm! Sip on delicious cocktail offerings from E11even Vodka, Miami Club Rum and Volley Tequila Seltzer, or try a mocktail from Ghia and Olipop Soda. Stay refreshed with LaCroix Sparkling Water while dancing the night away and prepare for an amazing Festival! Opening night festivities take place on Friday, March 4 at 9:30 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend. $100 per person. Located at 169 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131.

New World Symphony’s 34th Annual Gala “Broadway and Beyond” 2/26/22

New World Symphony’s 34th Annual Gala “Broadway and Beyond”
Saturday, 02/26/2022-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
New World Center
500 17th St,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: $2,500

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

New World Symphony is announcing their 34th annual gala titled “Broadway and Beyond,” returning in-person on February 26, 2022. The occasion features celebrity Broadway and cinematic star, Leslie Odom Jr., known most recently for hosting the Tony Awards and starring in One Night in Miami and Hamilton. Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and board members Jama and John Haley will host the evening. The black-tie event takes place at the New World Center, starting with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m. A $25,000 donation gains silver benefactor status with recognition and a dinner table for ten. Diamond benefactors donating up to $300,000 become premier sponsors of New World Symphony while receiving access to prime concert seating, butler-served dinner for ten and an exclusive page in the gala program. Single ticket prices start at $2,500.

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. For further details on the foundation, ticket purchases and to RSVP visit www.nwsgala.org.

Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s 2022 Annual Celebration with Harry Connick, Jr. 1/28/22

Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s 2022 Annual Celebration with Harry Connick, Jr.
Friday, 01/28/2022-, 05:30 pm-
Broward Center for the Performing Arts / Au-Rene Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $60-$400 (performance only); $750 (VIP package)

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning artist Harry Connick, Jr. lights up the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, January 28 for the Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s 2022 Annual Celebration, presented by Dr. Lee and Brigitte Mandel, South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center.

The festivities begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. on the Wendt Terraces at the Huizenga Pavilion. At 7 p.m., the Annual Celebration guests will take their VIP seats in the Au-Rene Theater for Connick’s performance. After the show, the party continues with an elegant dinner and dancing on stage. Proceeds from the evening support the education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center.

The anticipation surrounding the 2022 Annual Celebration was so great that tables for the dinner quickly sold out. VIP tickets are $750 and include the cocktail reception and VIP seating at the performance. To purchase VIP tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3mMflFS. For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact 954.468.3284 or email Foundation@BrowardCenter.org.

Tickets for the performance only are priced from $60 to $400 with $165 Spirit Club Level tickets. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, The Parker and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 (option 1) or at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets.

Masks are highly recommended for attendees of the event except while eating or drinking. The Broward Center continues to closely monitor the guidance of public health authorities and Cleveland Clinic regarding indoor activities and plan safety protocols accordingly. Specific health and safety guidelines and protocols are subject to change and will be communicated to attendees in advance of the event.

Voices For Children Foundation’s 25th Annual ‘Be A Voice’ Gala 1/15/22

Voices For Children Foundation’s 25th Annual ‘Be A Voice’ Gala
Saturday, 01/15/2022-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: $1,000-10,000

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

oices For Children Foundation invites you to celebrate the organization’s 25th annual ‘Be A Voice’ Gala, at the Mandarin Oriental Miami. Join the non-profit and presenting sponsor, Tiffany & Co, for an inspiring evening raising awareness and funds for neglected and abused children in the Miami-Dade Foster Care System.

The black tie gala will commence with an elegant cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a live auction, performances, and moving program with anecdotes from the organization’s volunteers and sponsors.

Voices for Children ensures abandoned children have a court appointed Guardian ad Litem and provides financial assistance to offer educational, health, emotional, and social needs.

To inquire about purchasing tickets, tables, or event sponsorship packages, please email NHincapie@BeAVoice.org or call 305.281.4473

15th Annual Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand 12/2/21

15th Annual Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand
Thursday, 12/02/2021-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $150 per person

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand is back – live and in-person – on Thursday, December 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with new special guest host, Jacey Birch, WPLG News Anchor.

For the past 14 years, Galleria has proudly hosted this high energy event which showcases a stellar roster of prominent men who are making a positive impact in our community. Supporters can be there in-person or choose to vote for their favorite man of style with proceeds benefiting 12 respected local charities that impact the quality of life for those they serve and the community at large.

The 12 influential South Florida men who have graciously donated their time and resources to worthy causes and will work the runway on behalf of their participating nonprofits are:

• Tim Bascombe, Founder & CEO, The Bascombe Brokerage (Broward Public Library Foundation)
• Eamonn Caulfield, VP Transformation Services, Ultimate Software (FLITE Center)
• Steve Climie, President, South Aviation Group (Jack & Jill Children’s Center)
• Rory Cooksey, Director of Growth, WheelHouse IT (HANDY)
• Tim Curtin, Executive Director of Community Services, Memorial Healthcare System (Art and Culture Center Hollywood)
• Andrew Koenig, Chief Operating Officer, City Furniture (Covenant House Florida)
• Eric Lachs, Public Information Officer, City of Sunrise (Henderson Behavioral Health)
• Paul Minoff, Shareholder and Litigation Team, Gray Robinson (Leadership Broward Foundation)
• Aaron Rothenberg, Esq., Attorney, Coffey Trial Law (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
• Matthew Sacco, Government Consultant, Rubin Turnbull & Associates (History Fort Lauderdale)
• Jared Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Broward Health Coral Springs (Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center)
• Reggie Zachariah, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig (Kids in Distress)

As an added twist, the 2020 men of style honorees will also take a walk on the runway since they never got to experience the excitement of a live event. Last year, the voting challenge replaced the in-person event and raised nearly $68,000.

Guests will be treated to gourmet selections from Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Moksha Indian Brasserie, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Cucina Caruso and others to be announced. An open bar and live entertainment are also on the menu. The highlight of the evening will be the fashion runway show that will feature the Men of Style honorees wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s and Dillard’s. An afterparty will be held at Blue Martini.

Event sponsors and contributors include South Florida Ford as the title sponsor, Signature Grand as a presenting sponsor, and supporting sponsors Macy’s, Dillard’s, Memorial Healthcare System, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, City & Shore magazine, OutClique, Blue Martini, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille.

In-person event tickets are $150 per person which includes complimentary valet parking. Tickets are only available through any of the 12 participating charities. Online voting, $25 per vote, is available at www.galleriamall-fl.com/events/men-of-style. Online supporters are encouraged to vote for their favorite man/charity by noon on December 2. Online votes and ticket sales count toward the announcement of the winning man of style who will be announced at the live event and receive an additional financial contribution for his designated charity.

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala 2020: Riviera Maya 1/13/21

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala 2020: Riviera Maya
Saturday, 11/13/2021-, 09:00 pm-
Space Park
298 NE 61st St,
Miami, Florida, 33137
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Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

The Hearts & Stars Gala: Riviera Maya will take place on Saturday, November 13th from 9pm to 2am at SPACE PARK, a magical, open air oasis located in Miami’s Magic City Innovation District.

Guests attending this Black-Tie Gala will experience Tulum vibes and atmosphere, food sampling from local restaurants and catering teams, and an open bar featuring Tito’s Vodka, Bacardi Rum, Maker’s Mark, Basil Hayden, Espolon Tequila, Bulldog Gin, Stella Artois, Estrella Jalisco, Bud Light Seltzer, top Italian wines and sparkling wines provided by Tita Italia, LaCroix Sparkling Water, and Fiji Water.

The proceeds from the Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend go to benefit the Little Lighthouse Foundation and its programming.

ABOUT THE LITTLE LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION
Founded in 2010, The Little Lighthouse Foundation (“LLF”) is a registered 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, that assists underserved children and their families throughout South Florida. LLF has over 20 proprietary programs with 33 partner facilities, including, but not limited to, homeless shelters, hospitals, and youth centers. LLF’s programs include Adopt a Meal at Ronald McDonald House, Activity Hour, Story Hour and Move & Groove at Chapman Partnership, Craft Night and Beauty All Around at Lotus House, and more! LLF also holds annual Specialty Programs which serve hundreds of children and families at a time and bring together hundreds of volunteers. These include LLF’s Back to School, Children’s Halloween Party and Holiday Toy Distribution, among others. Most recently, LLF received the Jan Pfeiffer Distinguished Service Award at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce 97th Annual Gala as well as the Key to the City from the City of Miami Beach for its volunteer efforts. To learn how you can #DoGoodFeelGood with LLF, visit TheLittleLighthouse.org or follow LLF on Instagram @LLFoundation.

Information about the Hearts & Stars Gala can be found at HeartsAndStarsGala.com

13th Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Ocean Affair Dinner & Fundraiser 10/29/21

13th Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Ocean Affair Dinner & Fundraiser
Friday, 10/29/2021-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Lauderdale Yacht Club
1725 Southeast 12th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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Cost: $300 per person; $2,500 table of 10

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) will host its 13th annual fundraising banquet to raise awareness of and funds for ocean conservation with an in-person celebration at the Lauderdale Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale. Attire is island cocktail. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, tickets are limited.

Each year, the GHOF honors researchers, anglers, divers and conservationists who have demonstrated a lifetime of appreciation for the world’s natural resources and have worked to instill that appreciation in the next generation.

Dr. Harvey and his daughter Jessica Harvey will entertain guests with news of exciting initiatives underway. Guests will celebrate the oceans and enjoy dinner, cocktails and a live and silent auction with original Guy Harvey artwork, exciting trips and unique gifts.

Among the auction items are original and reproduced Guy Harvey artwork, exotic vacations, jewelry, gift baskets and other unique gift items, just in time for the holidays. Tickets are $300 per person, and a table of 10 is $2,500. To purchase tickets, visit https://one.bidpal.net/ghof2021/ or email GHOF@GuyHarvey.com

Proceeds from the evening benefit the GHOF’s ocean research and education efforts. The GHOF recently launched a marine science curriculum for middle and high school students based on Dr. Harvey’s decades of scientific research. GHOF is making marine and environmental science more engaging with virtual field trips that include diving with sharks, investigating mangrove environments, witnessing sea turtles nesting and examining the impacts of pollution, climate change and overfishing on the marine world.

The GHOF conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The Foundation also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem.

Tickets are $300 per person, and a table of 10 is $2,500. To purchase tickets, visit https://one.bidpal.net/ghof2021/ or email GHOF@GuyHarvey.com

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida 10/30/21

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Saturday, 10/30/2021-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
Superyacht Pavilion at Pier Sixty-Six
2301 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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Cost: $100 (online service charges not included); Tickets are limited.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, has set the date of Saturday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m., for its 25th annual History Makers fundraiser at the Superyacht Pavilion facility on the south grounds of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (2301 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale). The special event, taking place during this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, will honor the Denison Family (Denison Yachting), Broward County yachting industry forerunners, with a History Makers Pioneer Family Award and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) CEO Phil Purcell will accept a Legacy Business Award for the organization’s 60+ years of industry and service at the event that commends individuals and companies who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Denison Yachting (formerly Broward Marine) and its workforce were largely responsible for much of the marine industry that developed over the course of their 50 years of yacht construction that started on the south fork of the New River in Fort Lauderdale. In 1948, on their honeymoon, Frank and Gertrude Denison decided to buy a boat yard on the New River and shortly, thereafter, became the largest employer in Broward County, as well as the largest defense contractor in Florida. The contracts they secured for the construction of US Navy minesweepers during this time period led to the construction of large motor yachts. The Denison’s yachting business, launched in the early 1950s with the construction of the largest yacht built in the US, post WWII, the ALISA V, eventually led them to become most prolific large yacht builder in the world in 1993. The first of only two yacht builders in the US to have received this recognition.

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), now celebrating its 60th anniversary, is the largest marine trade organization in the Southeast United States. It is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 111,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 142,000 jobs regionally in marine businesses promoting boating lifestyles from family cruising and fishing to yachts and the goods and services that sustain them, driving the economic output to $8.9 billion in Broward County and $12 billion regionally. Created in 1961, the nonprofit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members, their customers, communities and the environment. The Association has over 500 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Through the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, advocacy efforts, programs and services of MIASF have combined to raise the professionalism of the industry and awareness of its impact and contributions by the public, elected, and regulatory officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Members have fostered a reputation for the region to be known as the goods and service center of the world for the yachting and marine community.

Previous History Maker honorees have included The Forman Family, “Alligator Ron” Bergeron, City Commissioner Steven Glassman, developer Dev Motwani, H. Wayne Huizenga, Chris Evert and Jimmy Evert, The Sun-Sentinel, Winterfest and Susan and Buddy Lochrie.

History Fort Lauderdale’s 2021 History Makers fundraiser is presented by Safe Harbor Lauderdale Marine Center, Roscioli Yachting Center and Ocean Wine & Spirits. It is sponsored at the platinum level by Bradford Marine, Rick Case Automotive, Informa Markets and Tavistock with additional support from Hudson Family Foundation, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Lank Oil, Lauderdale Marina, Lawless, Edwards & Warren, Rybovich, Tripp Scott, Derecktor, Gray Robinson, Westport Yachts, International Yacht Brokers Association, Merrimac Ventures, Engineered Yacht Solutions, Westrec Marinas, J.R. Dunn, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A., Teakdecking Systems, Nautical Structures and Moore & Company.

Tickets for this year’s 25th anniversary History Makers fundraiser are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2021 or via email at info@flhc.org. Tickets are limited.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter at @FTLHistory.

Actors’ Playhouse 30th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction 9/25/21

Actors’ Playhouse 30th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
Saturday, 09/25/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm

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Cost: Free

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Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor Lexus of Kendall, will virtually celebrate the milestone 30th anniversary of the Reach for the Stars Gala Auction on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 6 p.m. This FREE event will include a star-studded virtual experience and an exciting online auction that is open to the public. Bidding is now open for over 200 signature prizes that include extravagant voyages provided by Azamara, a dream trip to Spain courtesy of Air Europa and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, a one-year lease for a 2022 Lexus RX 350, and much more – all contributed on behalf of the theatre. Proceeds from this year’s major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, a 501© (3) nonprofit organization, will be dedicated to youth programming and operations during the pandemic recovery period.

Diversity Honors, Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood 10/9/21

Diversity Honors, Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Saturday, 10/09/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
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Cost: $250 per person (plus a service fee); Virtual option available

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Diversity Honors, the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, will return on Saturday, October 9, at 7 p.m. to recognize those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. This year’s significant event that will coincide with LGBT+ History Month will honor stage and screen acting legend and philanthropist Julie Newmar (Catwoman, “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar”) with the DMK Harvey Milk Foundation ICON Award, social influencer Brian Christopher with the Harvey Milk Foundation Visibility Medal, Lithuanian filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas with the Harvey Milk Foundation LGBTQ Champion Award and Visit Lauderdale with the Alan Schubert Award. Receiving the prestigious Diversity Honors awards are Director of Transgender Equality for Equality Florida Action, Inc. Gina Duncan, attorney and activist Shenika “Nik” Harris, Executive Director for Legal Aid Service of Broward County Anthony J. Karrat and entrepreneur Linda Rae.

The celebratory evening will include an elegant cocktail reception featuring a balloon pop and a raffle of luxury items followed by a seated dinner with an open bar, the awards presentation and live entertainment by Company B (“Fascinated”). The special event will be emceed by Jacey Birch, WPLG news anchor, with awards presented by Stuart Milk as the co-founder and board president of the Harvey Milk Foundation. Mandatory COVID-19 rapid testing begins at 4 p.m.

The event is a collaborative effort that will continue to keep South Florida on the international stage of LGBT+ 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 43rd anniversary of Harvey Milk’s historic service.

Diversity Honors is exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, home of the world’s first Guitar Hotel, with Platinum Sponsor DMK – Danne Montague-King.

Additional sponsors are Stoli Vodka, Juniper Gin, Macy’s, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Ludwig Framemakers, South Florida Gay News, OutClique magazine, HotSpots Media Group. WPLG Local 10, Truist, AHF – AIDS Healthcare Foundation, BHG – Bankers Healthcare Group, FREE – Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

Tickets are $250 per person, plus a service fee, for the cocktail chic event. A virtual experience is available for the same price complete with a basket delivery from Red Chair Catering. To reserve tickets or for event details and Covid-19 safety guidelines, please visit www.DiversityHonors.org.

Eat Your Heart Out 10/7/21

Eat Your Heart Out
Thursday, 10/07/2021-, 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 $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, entertainment and a silent auction returns to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s highly anticipated event that benefits the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children, will honor the Moss Foundation as Child Advocate of the Year 2021.

Arlene Borenstein of the South Florida SunSentinel’s “Let’s Go South Florida,” an arts, culture and culinary lovers feature series, will host this year’s social occasion which will feature an impressive roster of dining venues that will spice-up the event in support of Heart Gallery. Restaurants providing guests with a dazzling array of epicurean bites include Andy’s Live Fire Grill + Bar, Anthony’s Runway 84, Boatyard, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Restaurants & Winery, Culinary Republic, Dunkin’, Eddie V’s, Funky Buddha Brewery, Lips Fort Lauderdale, MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, Press & Grind Café, Riverside Market and Café, Seasons 52, Sicilian Oven, Tarpon River Brewing and Takato.

Moss Foundation will receive Heart Gallery’s Child Advocate of the Year award as dedicated to assisting other charitable organizations throughout the nation under the leadership of President Chad Moss. Created by Moss & Associates, a national privately held construction firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the foundation prides itself in giving back to communities and enhancing surrounding areas. Moss Foundation has made an impact on local not for profit organizations such as Arc Broward, Broward Public Library Foundation, HANDY, Jack & Jill Children’s Center and others.

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 8th 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 the Advanced Roofing, Band of Brothers – Christian Foundation, XOJET, Burdette Beckmann Inc., City & Shore magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Holland & Knight, Hudson Family Foundation, KO Lawyers, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Moss Foundation, OutClique magazine, Related Group, Shady Vodka, Toothaker.org and Walter Duke + Partners.

Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are available by visiting heartgalleryofbroward.org/products/eat-your-heart-out. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008.

Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration 2021 8/14/21

Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration 2021
Saturday, 08/14/2021-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $10

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for our 4th Annual Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration!

In honor of our namesake Chief Sandrell Rivers’ birthday, Fantasy Theatre Factory is honored to present a spectacular evening of distinctly uplifting music, visual art, poetry, fashion and more! Local tastemakers from diverse backgrounds will pay tribute to the life and work of the late and beloved Chief Sandrell Rivers. The entire community is invited to join us for live arts performances, networking, and a cultural celebration in the name of our hometown icon.

FTF’s Sandrell Rivers Day will be recognizing a member of the Liberty City community who works to improve and enrich the lives of its residents. This year’s recipient is Latousha Daniels, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI).

Co-Hosting this wonderful night will be Ashlee Thomas, president of the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE), and renowned actor, aerialist and all-around entertainer Luckner “Lucky” Bruno. With performances by the Jesse Jones, Jr., Quartet; The Harden Project; dancers Alia and Emily Ricca; rap and spoken-word artist and community activist Blaze Carter; FTF’s Theater Summer Camp and many more!

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Thank you to our Sponsors: The Sunshine Jazz Organization, The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners

PAMM Art of the Party 4/17/21

PAMM Art of the Party
Saturday, 04/17/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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Join cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders, and arts supporters for an unforgettable evening at Pérez Art Museum Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year, PAMM Art of the Party. This year, Art of the Party will feature both in-person and virtual event options.

2021 American Advertising Awards Gala 2/25/21

2021 American Advertising Awards Gala
Thursday, 02/25/2021-, 06:30 pm-
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Cost: Admission is $60 for professionals, $25 for students, and $500 for the agency 10-Ticket package.

Join AAF Broward and Palm Beach online for an evening of celebrating excellence and the highest creative standards in the advertising industry at the virtual 2021 American Advertising Awards Gala. Event attendees will have the opportunity to network with other creatives and recognize the award-winning work of South Florida advertising professionals. With more than 100 categories covering all aspects of advertising, the AAF Broward and Palm Beach 2021 American Advertising 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 winners will proceed to national finals.

This year’s gala theme is inspired by the secret societies and invisible forces that have animated our imaginations for generations. The Unseen Hand theme comes to life in interactive puzzles that when solved, reveal special prizes for attendees. Register before February 15 to say cheers to the winners and receive a custom cocktail kit included in your ticket price.

About AAF Broward and Palm Beach
Whether you’re new to the fast-paced world of advertising or a seasoned professional, AAF Broward and Palm Beach is for you. We can help you advance your career, develop your skills, build connections and celebrate the amazing industry we work in.

About the American Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. We accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs, and college chapters.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” Photography Exhibition Preview 3/3/21

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” Photography Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, 03/03/2021-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

In honor of Women’s History Month, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will present “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” a photography exhibition, March 4 -31. The exhibit, to be displayed at The Galleria (2414 East Sunrise Blvd), will showcase six prominent women of today who are proponents of change along with historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community. A ticketed exhibition preview and recognition ceremony honoring the women of today and benefiting History Fort Lauderdale will take place on Wednesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m., at The Galleria with support from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of outstanding women of today including Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.

Past pioneering women to be highlighted include Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, author and founder/publisher of the Seminole Tribune; Dr. Susie Holley, prominent philanthropist; Edee Green, award-winning journalist and one of the founders of Kids in Distress in Broward County; Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, prominent suffragette, first school teacher in Fort Lauderdale, philanthropist and part founder of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (now History Fort Lauderdale) and Easter Lily Gates, Broward County’s first woman president of the State Supervisors of Elections, among others.

A special recognition ceremony will honor the six local women of today on March 3 at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will be first to see the exhibition and enjoy a ceremony to individually recognize each honoree. Opening ceremony tickets are available at http://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers.

Sponsored by Broward Health Foundation, Broward Community Foundation, City & Shore Magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors viewing the “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

AIA Miami Design Awards Virtual Gala 10/3/20

AIA Miami Design Awards Virtual Gala
Saturday, 10/03/2020-, 07:30 pm-10:00 pm
Eventbrite
Cost: $10

Join AIA Miami and guests for a fun evening to raise funds to keep up their great work representing Architects through educational programming, lobbying and general support of the profession.

HOW DOES A VIRTUAL GALA WORK?

After you purchase your tickets, we will send you

the zoom link,
recipes for drinks, dinner and dessert.
We will have professional bartenders teaching you how to make signature drinks, and a Chef to teach you how to make your own Flaming Bananas Foster!

Everyone joins on a zoom meeting.

We encourage you to dress up (at least from the waist up!), order your take out dinner and pour a glass of wine. We provide the music and the entertainment.

Traditionally, the Design Awards Gala is the night that we honor the best and the brightest in Architecture, and even though we cannot gather in person, we will continue the tradition online.

The VIP Party starts at 7:00 pm and lasts for 30 minutes. It has it’s own log in and separate Zoom Link, which will be emailed to VIP guests before the party. VIPs get virtual bar tenders, live music, and drawings for fabulous prizes throughout the party.

The main Gala begins at 7:30 pm.

9th Annual James Bond Soiree 8/22/20

9th Annual James Bond Soiree
Saturday, 08/22/2020-, 08:00 am-
Buy Tickets
Cost: $20-$700

Partnering with Rolex, Versace, Luis Vuitton, Chanel, and others, this internationally-recognized 007 affair returns this year for a pandemic-proof evening of intrigue, adventure, and thrills, while benefiting breast cancer research. Join the live action without leaving home! Guests within the U.S. can also receive MI-6 party kits delivered straight to their door…

Guests within the U.S. also have the option of receiving VIP party kits delivered straight to their homes. Kits can include charcuterie boards or fresh oysters, magnum bottles of high-end sparkling wine, James Bond branded faced masks, champagne glasses, and more!

Purchase tickets with confidence, knowing that the event is fully pandemic proof. We will be in full compliance with all health and safety standards.

WARNING: This even has a history of selling out, and party kits are already running low. You’re well-advised to secure tickets right away: http://globalbondsociety.vip/tickets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catch the vibe and join our tribe into the neon jungle for Night at the Museum 2019, The Bass’ annual spring fundraiser! Featuring music by RICHIE HELL, an installation by Haiiileen and a photo experience by Capture POD. Purchase a membership at the Affiliate ($250) level or above and receive access for you and a guest, plus enjoy year-round membership benefits. This is a members-only event-please join, renew or upgrade to attend!

Child Rescue Coalition’s Eat, Drink and Be Giving Gala Featuring Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Smart 2/22/19

Child Rescue Coalition’s Eat, Drink and Be Giving Gala Featuring Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Smart
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 06:00 pm –
Delray Beach Marriott
10 North Ocean Blvd.,
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
RSVP / Register
Cost: $275

Elizabeth Smart, international child abduction advocate and New York Times best-selling author, will be the keynote speaker for Child Rescue Coalition’s (CRC) fourth annual “Eat, Drink and Be Giving” Gala. Proceeds from the evening will enhance Child Rescue Coalition’s technological developments, increase law enforcement training and rescue thousands of children from sexual exploitation and abuse.

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Despite this traumatic experience, she has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and national legislation. The founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, Smart has also helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions. She chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-selling book, “My Story.” In addition, she and other abduction survivors worked with the Department of Justice to create a survivors’ guide, entitled, “You’re Not Alone: The Journey from Abduction to Empowerment.” Her most recent book, “Where There’s Hope,” is both an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her healing process and a heartfelt how-to guide for readers to make peace with the past and embrace the future.

Sponsored by TransUnion, the evening will celebrate law enforcement officers’ successful utilization of Child Rescue Coalition’s Child Protection System (CPS) Technology, with an elegant dinner, awards presentation and exciting live and silent auctions. To date, CRC’s CPS Technology is used free of charge by more than 11,000 law enforcement officials in 50 states and 90 countries and has been instrumental in helping to put an end to child sexual abuse. Child Rescue Coalition has assisted in the arrest of over 11,000 child predators and the rescues of over 2,500 abused children in the last five years.

Tickets start at $275 per person and are available via 501auctions.com/crcgala. For more information, please call (561) 208-9000 or visit events@childrescuecoalition.org.

About Child Rescue Coalition
Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a south Florida-based nonprofit organization with global reach, has spent the past decade building the world’s most sophisticated technology to hunt online predators. Through proactive partnerships with law enforcement, the nonprofit’s system has tracked 54 million offenders around the world in order to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. With a mission of protecting innocence through technology, the technology developed by CRC has aided in the arrest of more than 11,000 predators and rescued over 2,500 abused children in the last five years. For more information, visit childrescuecoalition.org or call (561) 208-9000.

The Grand Gala 3/16/19

The Grand Gala
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1900 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost:

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
Website
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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Cost:

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
RSVP / Register
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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Cost:

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
Website
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
Eventbrite
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
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Cost: Free

The Confidante Miami Beach unveils its next installation of the hotel’s rotating solo art exhibit. The installation is Cuban artist, Nestor Arenas’ “Transformers Landscapes”. Arenas’ installation will include an imaginary reflection on the possible futures of Cuba and Cuban culture. Depicting a process of transition, the art will offer a look into the failure of the communist utopia of the Revolution and the new socio-culture scenario opened by the relations between Cuban and the United States. Throughout the artist meet-and-greet, Bird & Bone will offer happy hour specials including half off beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

Art, Wine and Jazz Night 4/12/18

Art, Wine and Jazz Night
Thursday, 04/12/2018 – 05:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Atton Brickell Miami's Uva Bar
1500 SW 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33129
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Cost: Free

This Thursday from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m., indulge your senses in a wine tasting as you gaze upon contemporary artwork and sway to the buzz of live jazz.  Artists will intermix with guests and create new pieces directly in the center of the excitement.  The unique works featured come from Wynwood’s Eduardo Lira Art Gallery. Stop by for a few minutes or hang out for the entire event–all are welcome at the Art, Wine and Jazz Night at Atton Brickell Miami’s Uva Bar.  

Atton Brickell’s art and jazz night happens every Thursday featuring a happy hour menu. On the second Thursday of each month, in addition to the happy hour menu, the night includes a wine tasting.

Urban Warrior Awards 4/19/18

Urban Warrior Awards
Thursday, 04/19/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Mindwarehouse
111 NE 1st Street 7th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $60-$500

MCAD promotes awareness and appreciation of the ways in which architecture and urban design influence and enhance the quality of life in our community. The new signature event recognizes individuals who have accomplished much to better our urban landscape.

Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association 24th Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon 4/30/18


Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association 24th Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon
Monday, 04/30/2018 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $80-$90

On Monday, April 30th, the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) will honor over 400 hotel employees across Miami-Dade County during their annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon. Over 950 hospitality, corporate and government leaders will join our hoteliers and their management teams to celebrate their hourly hotel employees, the “heart” of our tourism industry. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the event.

The 28 employee categories range from Bellmen and Housekeepers to Culinary and Engineering employees. Additionally, five hotels will be recognized for their excellence in the categories of Diversity, Environmental, Quality, Community Relations and Employee Relations.

Actors’ Playhouse 27th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction 4/14/18

Actors’ Playhouse 27th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $250

Extravagant voyages provided by Azamara Club Cruises, worldwide travel from the leading global airline network Star Alliance, a one-year lease for a 2018 Lexus RX 350, and many more of life’s indulgences will await guests’ bids at the 27th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction. Presented by Actors’ Playhouse and Lexus of Kendall, attendees will be treated to culinary offerings from more than 30 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants, wine and champagne courtesy of Breakthru Beverage Florida, and an open bar sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A. Bob Soper, former CBS Miami meteorologist, and celebrity auctioneer for the past 27 years, will conduct the live auction alongside Actors’ Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco. Proceeds from this year’s annual major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, will provide funding for the organization’s youth programming that educates and enriches over 60,000 children each year.

Diversity Honors 4/27/18

Diversity Honors
Friday, 04/27/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33314
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Cost: $200 plus service fee

The Fourth Annual Diversity Honors presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park will spotlight those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. Emceed by WSVN’s Lynn Martinez, the black-tie optional celebration serves as a kick-off to Harvey Milk Day events around the world.

This year’s honorees are Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, with the Harvey Milk Foundation Honors Medal award presented by Stuart Milk, nephew of the late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk (1930-1978). Craig Stevens, WSVN-TV anchor, David Richardson, Florida State Representative serving District 113 and current primary candidate for Congress in Florida’s 27th District and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance will also be recognized as local leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBTQ community.

The magical evening will commence with an elegant cocktail reception featuring live entertainment and an interactive balloon pop and raffle of more than 200 luxury items. Dinner will be a feast for the senses with creative cuisine at pop-up food stations plus an open bar. A memorable awards presentation will be followed by a decadent Stoli After-party with desserts, live entertainment, dancing and flowing spirits, also to be held at the Hard Rock Event Center.

5 6 7 8 Lamentations of Two Broadway-Bound Showgirls: A Benefit Concert 4/7/18

5 6 7 8 Lamentations of Two Broadway-Bound Showgirls: A Benefit Concert
Saturday, 04/07/2018 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Area Stage Company
1560 S. Dixie Hwy Suite 103,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: $10-$25

The addictive, inspiring art of musical theater – and some of its most beloved songs – will be featured in a benefit concert for Area Stage Company and Conservatory. In 5’6”, 7, 8 – Lamentations of Two Broadway Bound Showgirls, accomplished performers Rebecca Ashton and Carolina Ordoñez, backed by a group of budding young ASC artists, will perform new and classic Broadway hits, while relating the ups, downs and comic misadventures of performing, auditioning and teaching.
All proceeds from the April 7 concert will benefit ASC’s moving fund. The beloved theater and conservatory must leave its longtime home at the Riviera Theater in Coral Gables at the end of the next season. The non-profit organization, which has, for almost 30 years, produced critically acclaimed productions and provided an unparalleled theatrical education to thousands of Miami-Dade students, is currently seeking a new, permanent home.

American Red Cross hosts 36th Annual Ball 4/7/18

American Red Cross hosts 36th Annual Ball
Saturday, 04/07/2018 – 06:30 pm – 02:00 am
Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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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
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Cost: $50 – $525

Please join us for

Hearts and Stars Gala 2018: The Temple of RA

The Little Lighthouse Foundation, the esteemed organization that assists undeserved children and their families in South Florida, is celebrating their beautiful Gala in Miami’s Design District that is set to transform into The Temple of RA.

Guests enjoy an over-the-top display complete with musical acts, full-service open bar and tastings from South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers.

Link to purchase tickets: www.HeartsAndStarsGala.com

Bash on the Bay Celebrating Commodore Munroe’s 167th Birthday 3/24/18

Bash on the Bay Celebrating Commodore Munroe’s 167th Birthday
Saturday, 03/24/2018 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: $60

Help celebrate the birthday of one of the first settlers of South Florida at the annual Commodore Munroe’s Birthday Bash at the Barnacle Historic State Park with dinner, dancing and a silent auction with amazing art, gifts and trips. Dress up in period costumes (1851 – 1933). or wear your best funky Coconut Grove attire.
The party is $50 for Members, $10 for children and $60 for non members in advance. Gate prices for non members are $70 per ticket.
To order tickets, visit the website, www.thebarnacle.org , or call Jessica at 305-442-6866
or email: Jessica.Cabral@dep.state.fl.us

#HIPHOP Thursdays 2/22/18

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

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

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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
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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
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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
Website
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
Website
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
Buy Tickets
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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.