Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on January 13, 2005
The Florida Association for Women, Miami-Dade Chapter, will present a kick-off party in anticipation of their annual fundraiser, "Carnaval: For the Love of Children." Event will include art, Asian cuisine and discounted admission to the annual fundraiser. 6-8:30 p.m. at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, 3550 N Miami Ave., Miami. RSVP required. $15. Details: (305) 770-4892.
ART & DESIGN NIGHT
The second Thursday of every month, the retailers and galleries in Miami’s Design District extend their hours until 9 p.m. for Art and Design Night, featuring exhibitions, cocktails, live music and special events. Between N Miami Avenue and NE Second Avenue, 39th Street and 40th Street. Details: (305) 573-9797 or www.designmiami.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will host a golf tournament featuring prizes such as a five-day/four-night resort vacation. 8 a.m. at Biltmore Hotel and Golf Course, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $500 individual players; $1,500 foursomes. $250-$5,000 sponsorship opportunities. Details: Details: Betsey Greene, (305) 577-5442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dolphin Promotions Inc. presents, Antiques World 2005, 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 weekend. Details: (954) 765-5664 or www.DolphinFairs.com.
Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa will host Living the Dream, a gala celebrating the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. Event will feature dinner, dancing and a reception with guest speaker Yolanda King. The celebration continues through the weekend with Saturday Fun Day at Hollywood PAL and a Sunday Memorial and Tribute at Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center. 6-10 p.m. at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S Ocean Dr., Hollywood. RSVP required. $75. Details: (954) 921-3404.
A three-part series of seminars on oral history and how to save your own history. Participants will learn about oral history and the techniques of recording and preserving personal experiences. Dr. Gregory Bush, director of the Institute for Public History at the University of Miami, will lead the seminar. 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Jan. 29 at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Registration required. $30 museum members; $35 nonmembers; $10 discount for students and groups (10 or more). Details: (305) 375-1621 or www.historical-museum.org.
BEAUX ARTS FESTIVAL
The fine art show will feature more than 250 artists with over 11 mediums including, watercolor, jewelry, oil and acrylics, glass, wood, photography, ceramics, drawing and sculpture. All proceeds are donated to the Lowe Art Museum to support programming and capital campaigns. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday on the Lowe Art Museum grounds, 1302 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: Morgan Smith, (305) 321-1143; (305) 284-3535.
Barnes & Noble will host a lecture and book signing by author Briton Minshall for his new book, "Ring of Angels." The book tells of his personal experiences as a frequent visitor to the impoverished areas of Haiti and his interactions with the Haitian people. 3-6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 152 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-4152.
Bayfront Park will host the second annual Haitian Independence Festival. Performers will include Djakout Mizik, Konpa Kreyol, TVICE, Carimi, Zin, K-Dans, Koudjay and Nu-Look. 5 p.m.-midnight at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25-$30. Details: (305) 893-8020 or www.haitianfest.com.
AFFAIR OF THE ARTS GALA
The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts will honor Mikhail Baryshnikov at the annual Affair of the Arts performance and gala. The gala will also honor up to 125 high-school senior national winners of the ARTS program. 6:30 p.m. at Collins Park Cultural Center, 22nd Street and Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach. $1,000-$500. Details: Pilar Pava, (305) 377-1140 or email@example.com.
The Bass Museum of Art will host a Roaring ’20s Champagne Soiree fundraiser. Event will include a silent auction. Featuring Desmond Child, who will perform with students and faculty from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Prizes will be awarded for best Art Deco period costumes. 8-10:30 p.m. at the Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. $20 members; $25 others. Details: (305) 673-7530, ext. 1003.
JAM AT MAM
Every third Thursday Miami Art Museum presents happy hour with an artful twist. This event provides art lovers an opportunity to meet and socialize. Includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music. 5-8:30 p.m. at Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for members; $5 others. Details: www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The third Friday of every month, the Shores Performing Arts Center presents Jazz at the Shores featuring Nicole Yarling and local jazz musicians. 6-8 p.m. at the Shores Performing Arts Theatre, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Adults $15; Seniors and students $10. Details: (305) 751-0562 or www.shoretheatre.org.
REAL ESTATE EXPO
The Real Estate Expo is returning to South Florida for the fourth year – featuring real estate developments, interior designers, single-family homes, banks and mortgage companies. The expo gives buyers and sellers the opportunity to view the real estate market. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 22-23 at Eden Roc Resort & Spa, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Purchase tickets on Web site; $20 at door. Details: (305) 531-4663 or www.realestateexpo.us.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host its Coconut Ball in honor of the return of chamber President Lettie J. Bien from Iraq. The event is black-tie with a tropical theme. 7 p.m. at Country Club of Coral Gables, 997 N Greenway Dr., Coral Gables. RSVP by Tuesday. $100 members; $125 nonmembers. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Wolfsonian presents Cuba Fiesta Tropical: After-Party. The event will honor Bacardi for its contribution and support of international design and architecture. The evening will include Cuban music and food. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Bacardi’s Miami headquarters, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $60 before Jan. 20; $75 at the door. Details: Lisa Bowser, (305) 663-5307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.