Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on March 25, 2004
INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Fort Lauderdale’s 13th annual event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. View the newest cars, trucks, SUVs and automotive designs and technology. 2-10 p.m. today (3/25); 2-11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Children 6-12 $2; adults $6. Details: www.co.broward.florida.us/convention-center.
ROCKIN’ ON THE GREEN GALA
Featuring dinner catered by Village of Merrick Park restaurants, live music and dancing to benefit the Children’s Bereavement Center. 7 p.m. at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables. $100. Details: (305) 668-4902.
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS CONFERENCE
The Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami Ethics Programs and the Florida Bioethics Network host the 3rd annual event to discuss ecological integrity, international law and human rights issues. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Campus, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. $30 in advance; $40 at the door; students free. Details: (305) 243-5723 or www.miamidade.gov/ethics.
‘MOMS LIVE’ PERFORMANCE
The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presents Darlene French White in "Moms Live," a one-woman show that celebrates the life and work of American comedian Moms Mabley. 8 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Wendell Narcisse Performing Arts Theatre, 2166 NW Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Miami. Details: www.miamidade.gov.
The Center for Positive Connections will sponsor its Funkadelic Playhouse fundraising event. This is a non-profit organization that provides educational, emotional and social-support services to those living with HIV/AIDS. Hors d’oeuvres, open bar, an auction, 1970s and ’80s costume contest and live music. 6p.m.-4 a.m. at 20204 NE 15th Court, North Miami Beach. $25-$100. Details: (305) 891-2066 or http://www.positiveconnections.org/help.htm.
CELEBRITY WINE AUCTION
A Toast To You wine auction features bottles donated and autographed by celebrities, chefs, athletes and others to benefit Florida’s high-school education programs and the Florida Grand Opera. Wine tasting, reception and dinner held in vineyard-themed grand ballroom and Fountain Room at the Surf Club. Tango and flamenco dancers perform. The night ends with a cabaret show. 6:30 p.m.-midnight at the Surf Club, 9011 Collins Ave., Surfside. Details: Esther Mallouh, (305) 582-7015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN AND CULTURE FESTIVAL
Community Arts and Culture and the Arts at St. Johns Church sponsor a celebration of Women’s Month featuring female artists, musicians, dancers, fashion designers and other models of female achievement. All artists and performers are local. Cost $10; $7 for seniors and students. 4-10 p.m. at St. Johns Church, 4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (786) 218-6854.
FIESTA FASHION SHOW LUNCH
Dade County Federation of Women’s Clubs holds event to benefit the scholarship loan program at the University of Miami Medical School and the grant program for visual arts students at the Miami Dade College campuses. Fashion show and history of hats, with hatmaking demonstrations.11:30 a.m. at Marriott Airport Hotel, 1201 NW LeJeune Road. Tickets $20. Details: Ramona Thompson, (305) 235-3414.
NY TIMES EDITOR TO SPEAK
Daniel Okrent, an 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 book, "Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center." Mr. Okrent’s story details New York during the Great Depression and is filled with some of the most recognizable icons of the 20th century. Lecture and cocktail reception begin at 7 p.m. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are $60 for museum members; others $75. RSVP required. Details: (305) 535-2631 or email@example.com.
Michael Bloise, executive chef at Wish of The Hotel, will do a free cooking demonstration at Bloomingdale’s. 2-4 p.m. at the Falls shopping center, 8888 SW 136 St., Pinecrest. Details: (305) 573-0658.
ACTOR AT FIU
The Spring Fling Celebrations and Lecture Series will welcome Malcolm Jamal Warner, who will speak about the evolution of his acting and music careers as well as his perception of African American images in the media. 7 p.m. at FIU-Biscayne Bay campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 919-5804 or (305) 348-3914.
Barry University’s African Studies Program and the Haitian Students Association will join with Diaspora World Cinema to hold a free film screening and discussion with Haitian TV producer Michelle Carries in celebration of 200 years of Haitian independence. 7 p.m. at Barry University, 111 Andreas Hall, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Details: Monica Freeman, (305) 576-9745.
RELAY FOR LIFE
The city of Coral Gables will host event to benefit the American Cancer Society in its mission to save lives through research, advocacy, education and service. The Relay for Life teams will consist of 10-15 people taking turns walking or running around a path. The goal is for each team to raise $1,000. 5:30 p.m. April 3 to 11 a.m. April 4 at Douglas Park, on Southwest 37th Avenue. Details: Maria Agon, (305) 443-2956, Ext. 206 or www.cancer.org.