Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on March 4, 2004
HERE AND NOW: 2004
The Miami Light Project has created this program to support the professional development of Miami-based artists. "Here and Now" commissions and presents an artistic spirit indigenous to the Miami area that allows artists to define Miami as a major cultural center of international importance. Each year, six to 10 performance and media artists are selected to participate in the program. Performances: 8 p.m. today (3/4) and Friday and March 12-13 and 2 p.m. Saturday. Film screenings: 8 p.m. Saturday and March 11. Tickets are $20. Details: (305) 576-4350.
US-LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS LECTURE
The Honorable Jorge Castaneda, former foreign minister of Mexico under the government of Vicente Fox, discusses the future of US-Latin American relations after Iraq. 7-9 p.m. today (3/4) Hurricane 100 Room, Convocation Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables. RSVP recommended. Free and open to the public. Details: (305) 284-2822.
CENTER FOR EMERGING ART
"An Evening of Music and Poetry" presented by musical and literary artists from Miami-Dade County and Budapest, Hungary. 8 p.m. Thursday (3/4) at the Miami City Ballet, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach. 2 p.m. Saturday (3/6) at the Victor L. Clarke Recital Hall, University of Miami, 550 N. San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables. Details: Ava Rado, (305) 538-2803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOLFSONIAN-FIU SCREENING SERIES
The Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive presents the progression of Miami Beach from its beginnings to its evolution into a contemporary, cosmopolitan city through its extensive collection of images. The series consists of home movies, tourism films, television newsfilm and video and other productions. This mosaic of images provides the opportunity to see Miami Beach as never before. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday and March 13 and 20; noon-1:30 p.m. March 21; 6-7:30 p.m. March 25. All screenings are free. Details: (305) 375-1505.
Enjoy a ‘Decadent Night of Enchantment and Illusion’ with complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing at the mansion on exclusive Palm Island. Tickets are $40 before Friday and $50 at the door. 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 70 Palm Ave., Palm Island. Details: (305) 864-8600 or email@example.com.
BENEFIT FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
The Blind Date Reception and Theater Night begins with fine wine and gourmet cuisine served at Mariposo Restaurant at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables. Guests will stroll to the nearby New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., to attend the premiere of the play "Blind Date." There will be an intermission at the Palm restaurant featuring its signature cheesecake and coffee. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Blind Babies Program. Details: (305) 856-2288, Ext. 249.
CEREBRAL PALSY BENEFIT
"Hurry Date" event allows single men and women to mingle while raising money to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy organization of South Florida. 7 p.m. at The Palms Hotel, 3025 Collins Av., Miami Beach. Tickets are $30 per person. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Details: (305) 325-9093 or www.secure.hurrydate.com.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
The Architecture Club presents award-winning designer Alison Spear. Recently named the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter’s Interior Architect of the Year will discuss "Innovative Retail Design." 6 p.m. Tuesday at 3833 NE Second Ave., Miami Design District. Free to Architecture Club and American Institute of Architects members; $5 for non-members. Reservations required. Details: (305) 448-7488.
REGATTA 2004 DINNER PARTY
Fundraising dinner and giveaways to benefit HospiceCare of Southeast Florida will be sponsored by Legal Seafoods. It is the mission of HospiceCare to provide quality hospice services and education to patients with terminal illnesses, their families and the community. 7 p.m. Wednesday at Legal Seafoods, 2602 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise. Cost is $30 per person with all proceeds to benefit HospiceCare. RSVP required. Details: Suzy Batzer (954) 467-7423, Ext. 1012.
ART SHOW AND AUCTION
The South Dade YMCA benefit is held in conjunction with Hamilton Fine Art and Auctions. There will be original artwork, limited edition prints, jewelry, glass and sports memorabilia on display. All proceeds will go to the South Dade YMCA. Tickets are $10. 7 p.m. March 12 at the South Dade YMCA, 9355 SW 134 St., Miami. Details: (305) 278-0161.
BEST BUDDIES BENEFIT
"Midnight in the Garden" will benefit Best Buddies Jobs, a non-profit organization that assists people with learning disabilities in locating and maintaining stable employment. Local fine-dining restaurants such as Rumi, Pearl, B.E.D. and Mundo will donate gourmet appetizers, wine, liquor and beer. Guests will gather at Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, which will be transformed into an upscale outdoor nightclub where the silent auction and dancing will be held. 8 p.m.- midnight March 13. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. VIP tickets and sponsorship opportunities available. Details: (305) 374-2233, Ext. 33 or www.bestbuddies.org/secure/events/midnight.
DANIEL OKRENT TO SPEAK
Daniel Okrent, a prolific author and editor, will speak about money, art, politics and status. He will share his tales of Radio City and Rockefeller Center and discuss his latest book, "Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center." Okrent’s captivating story covers the broad sweep of New York and is filled with some of the most remarkable icons of the 20th century. 7 p.m. March 27 at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are $60 for museum members and $75 for non-members. RSVP required. Details: (305) 535-2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third annual 5k race over the 17th Street Causeway bridge in Fort Lauderdale is a run with a view. The Hospice Hundred is an organization dedicated to educating and informing the community of the Hospice concept, developing financial resources and recruiting volunteers to accomplish these goals. All proceeds will benefit HospiceCare of Southeast Florida. 6:30 a.m. April 3. Entry fees are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the race. Details: Judy Bertolett (954) 525-7843 or www.sfrf.org or www.hospicecareflorida.org.