Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on January 27, 2005
HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida present a health and fitness expo featuring over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest trends, designs and advances in running shoes and apparel. The expo will also include the latest in sports, fitness and nutrition. Noon-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-6p.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Regency, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 278-8668 or www.miamitropicalmarathon.com.
The Miami-Dade County Auditorium presents comedian Jerry Seinfeld. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami. $47-$77. Details: (305) 547-5414.
EBONY FASHION FAIR
Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents the 47th annual Ebony Fashion Fair to benefit the sorority’s scholarship fund. Both American and European fashions will be displayed. 8 p.m. at the University of Miami Convocation Center, 1245 Walsh Ave., Coral Gables. Details: Kay Sullivan, (305) 375-1295 or www.akagzo.org.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual dinner, including a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour. Beach City Manager Jorge Gonzalez will be honored as citizen of the year. Black-tie event. 6-11 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. $175-$500 per person. Details: Manuel Pila, (305) 674-1300, ext. 318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnson & Wales University presents an international gourmet tasting to benefit the tsunami survivors. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University, 1701 NE 127th St., North Miami. RSVP required. $50. Details: (305) 913-2102.
The Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium hosts its 2005 gala, Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches. Proceeds benefit the planned science center at Bicentennial Park. 7 p.m. at Hotel InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $400 per person. Details: Ruth Robinson, (305) 646-4249 or email@example.com.
The Museum of Contemporary Art will host a themed fundraiser, Pop Love, celebrating the excess, fun and glamour of the 1980s. Attendees will enjoy dinner and dancing in the Paradise Art Court, which will be transformed into an ’80s-inspired club and lounge. 8 p.m. at Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $125; $150 at the door. Details: (305) 893-6211, ext. 33 or 36.
The Art of Wine presents three courses about wine. The third will discuss sparking, dessert and fortified wines. Courses benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness. 7-9 p.m. at the Art of Wine, 6627 S Dixie Hwy., South Miami. $60. Details: (305) 662-9415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIFE OF AN ARTIST
MIAMIntelligence presents a lecture by art historian Marijean Miyar, who will discuss the life and works of Diego Rivera. Ms. Miyar will touch on the artist’s radical political views and his romance with painter Frida Kahlo. 7:30 p.m. at MIAMIntelligence, 2000 S Dixie Hwy., Coconut Grove. $10. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.Miamintelligence.org.
FOSTER CARE FETE
Foster Care Review Inc, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that administers the foster care citizen review program for Miami-Dade County, celebrates its 15th anniversary with a cocktail party. 6-8:30 p.m. at the Miami City Club, Wachovia Financial Center, 55th Floor, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $35. Details: (305) 573-6665, ext. 15 or email@example.com.
Broadway in Miami Beach presents David Copperfield in Are You Next? An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. 6 and 9 p.m. through Feb. 4 at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $31.75-$48.75. Details: (305) 673-7300 or www.gleasontheater.com.
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts the Miami International Map Fair. Maps from as early as the 15th century to modern times will be on display. Proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Feb. 6 at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for children under 6, $2 for children 6-12; $10 others. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historical-museum.org.
The Incubator presents the seventh annual short-film contest gala featuring a cocktail reception and dinner. Films from 15 semifinalists from around the state will be shown. 6 p.m. at Wyndham Miami Beach Resort, 4833 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $95-$125 per person; $1,250 a table. Details: Meagan Lewis, (305) 672-9297.
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino presents comedian Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show." 8 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. $100. Details: www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
ANTIQUE TOY SHOW
The 2005 Antique Toy Show features sellers from all over the world. In its 25th year, the show includes antique toys, dolls, collectibles and trains. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel Airport West, 2501 NW 87th Ave. $6. Details: (305) 446-4488.