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Written by Miami Today on December 30, 2004
HOLIDAY ANTIQUES SHOW
Dolphin Promotions Inc. presents the 39th annual holiday antiques show and sale. Featuring 75 dealers displaying a wide variety of antiques and fine arts such as furniture, crystal, porcelain, bronzes, rugs, glass, antique and estate jewelry and vintage clothing. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium, Holiday Park, 800 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Free for children under 12; $5 others. Details: (954) 563-6747 or www.Dolphinfairs.com.
JUNIOR ORANGE BOWL
The city of Coral Gables will sponsor the Junior Orange Bowl Parade, featuring a diverse mix of floats, giant inflatable balloons and marching bands from around the country. 7 p.m. at the Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way and down Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 662-1210.
HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE & FOOD BASKETS
The Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation has launched two community holiday activities. A toy drive is being held to benefit persons, newborn to age 21, at the Miami Children’s Hospital. The community is asked to drop of a new or unwrapped toy. A holiday food baskets initiative is also being held for Miami Children’s Hospital patients and families that cannot afford to have a holiday celebration. Each basket contains all the ingredients for a complete holiday dinner. Donations are welcomed. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday at the Miami Children’s Hospital, 3000 SW 62 Ave., Miami. Details: (786) 268-1827 or www.mchf.org.
The Miami International Mall will present a holiday village for children of all ages. The village will include rides, houses, circus, petting zoo and carolers. 5 p.m.-midnight through Sunday at the Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107 Ave., Miami. $13-$20. Details: (305) 263-1413 or (305) 937-1581.
HIGH DIVE SHOW
The Miami Seaquarium, will unveil a new show, Diveworks, for the holiday season. Featuring professional divers from around the country who will take a 75-foot high dive into just 10 feet of water. Divers will show off their Olympic diving ability, along with comedic antics, during the three daily performances. Through Sunday at the Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway on Virginia Key. $19.95 children 3 to 9; $24.95 others. Details: (305) 361-5705 or www.miamiseaquarium.com.
Universal Studios theme park comes to life with the Macy’s Holiday Parade. The parade kicks off at dusk each evening and features authentic Macy’s balloons and floats. The Island of Adventure theme park will feature the Grinch in the nightly Whoville Whobilation Show during the Grinchmas celebration. Through Jan. 8 at Universal Studios, 1000 Universal Studio Plaza, Orlando. Details: www.universalorlando.com.
THE POLAR EXPRESS
The Museum of Discover and Science present "The Polar Express" in high-tech animation combined with IMAX-3D. The film is based on the children’s book about a doubting young boy who takes an adventurous train ride to the North Pole and discovers that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Grasp at falling snowflakes and duck as the train screeches to a halt in your lap. Daily show times through Jan. 18 at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. RSVP recommended. $10 children 3-12; $11 others. Details: (954) 467-6637 or www.mods.org.
PEDAL FOR PARALYSIS
A 300-mile bike ride will be held to raise money and awareness for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Ride from the Lois Pope LIFE Center to Vero Beach on Saturday and return on the same route on Sunday. 5 p.m. at Lois Pope LIFE Center, 1095 NW 14 Terrace, Miami. $50-$1,000. Details: Mike Baird, (305) 278-1159 or email@example.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Bayfront Park will offer a New Year’s Eve celebration for the whole family. Beginning at Bayside Marketplace, visitors can enjoy shopping, dining and free entertainment. At Bayfront Park Amphitheater, attendees will enjoy a concert featuring the music of salsa star Roberto Torres. The concert will also feature classic reggae entertainer Freddie McGregor. Guests can then count down to midnight with the Big Orange and enjoy a fireworks display. 7 p.m. at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 358-7550 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.
The Galestage will ring in the New Year with a special 25th anniversary performance featuring a champagne supper. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the educational programming of the Gablestage. 8:30 p.m. at Gablestage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $125. Detials: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
The Miami City Club will host a New Year’s Eve party. Event will include dinner, music, dancing, party favors, wines, champagne and a fireworks show. Private VIP rooms available. 9 p.m. at the Miami City Club, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., 55th Floor, Miami. $125. Details: (305) 373-2600.
COIN AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW
The Gold Coast Coin Club of Hollywood will hold its monthly Coin and Collectibles Show. Event will include free appraisals. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Devid Park recreation Center, 108 N 33 Ct., Hollywood. Free. Details: Mark Eshleman, (954) 242-5561or MWEshleman@aol.com.
ART IN BLOOM
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden will feature the work of Cuban artist Maria Caridad Perez during the third annual Art in Bloom. In her work, Ms. Perez explores a variety of mediums such as glass, silk, wax and rubber. She also, at times, incorporates drawings and written word with subtle sociopolitical messaging. 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 10 at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 200 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Free. Details: Carol Jazzar, (305) 490-6906 or www.cjazzart.com.
Nautilus Middle School will host a marquee dedication ceremony to celebrate its partnership with Colonial Bank, which donated the school’s new sign. Sonia Diaz, the newly appointed Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, will be the featured speaker. The program is open to the public. 6:30 p.m. at Nautilus Middle School, 4301 N Michigan Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 532-3481.
Dolphin Promotions Inc. presents an antiques extravaganza with over 125 national and international exhibitors. Event will feature furniture from English, French and Victorian periods. Antique accessories will be available, ranging in price from $10-$100,000. Noon-8 p.m. Friday, Noon-7 p.m. Saturday and Noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, Hall D, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $8 for the whole weekend. Details: (954) 765-5664 or www.DolphinFairs.com.
Fruit & Spice Park will host the 28th annual Redland Natural Art Festival. Event will feature arts and crafts demonstrations, exotic plants, live music and wildlife exhibits. Puppet shows and animal shows will also be included for children to enjoy. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 9 at Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead. $5; Free for children under 12. Details: (305) 247-5727.
MERCADO CALLE OCHO
The Latin Quarter Cultural Center presents an annual open air Mercado featuring 30 vendors selling fresh cut flowers, artists, fine art, plants and many artisans selling their crafts. Event includes free entertainment. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through March on Southwest Eighth Street, between 14th and 15th Avenue. Details: (305) 649-9797.
BILTMORE HISTORIC TOURS
The Dade Heritage Trust offers three free one-hour tours of the Biltmore Hotel detailing its history and architecture. If it’s vacant, the Al Capone Suite on the 13th floor could be shown. 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: Ruth Jacobs, (305) 667-5222 or www.biltmorehotel.com.