Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on February 3, 2005
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broadway in Miami Beach presents David Copperfield in Are You Next? An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. 6 and 9 p.m. through Friday at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $31.75-$48.75. Details: (305) 673-7300 or www.gleasontheater.com.
Miami Dade College presents the Miami International Film Festival, featuring 118 films from 47 countries. The festival serves as a premiere venue for the exhibition of international and US films with special focus on Ibero-American cinema. Juried and audience awards are given in dramatic and documentary categories. Through Feb. 13 in several locations. Details: (305) 237-3456 or www.miamifilmfestival.com.
FOR THE LOVE OF CHILDREN
The Florida Association for Women’s Miami-Dade Chapter will present its annual fundraiser, Carnaval: For the Love of Children, featuring music, food and an open bar. A silent auction will benefit Lawyers for Children America. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask. 6:30 p.m. at Omni Colonnade Hotel, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $85 per person; $100 at the door. Details: (305) 770-4892.
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 Sunday 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.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT EXPO
The Coconut Grove Expo Center hosts the Body, Mind & Spirit expo featuring 60 holistic exhibitors and 40 free lectures. Visitors can get a relaxing massage. 11 a.m.-8p.m. Saturday and Noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Coconut Grove Expo Center Mezzanine, 2700 S Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. $8. Details: www.bmse.net.
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.
GALA IN THE GARDEN
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host its fundraising gala, A Night of Tropical Splendor, to support the garden’s tropical plant programs for research, conservation and education. 6:30 p.m. at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. $500. Details: Vicki Williamson, (305) 667-1651, Ext. 3375 or email@example.com.
BAY POINT SCHOOL
Miami attorney Roy Black and his wife, Lea, will host a fundraising gala to benefit Bay Point Schools. The event includes a performance by Jon Secada. A 2005 Ferrari F430 will be auctioned. Begins at Coral Gables Country Club, ends at the Blacks’ home. 7-10 p.m. at Coral Gables Country Club, 977 N Greenway Dr., and 10:30 p.m.-midnight at the Black residence. RSVP required. $500 per person; $10,000 for VIP table. Details: Jason Clarke, (305) 443-8980 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theblacksannualgala.org.
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.
JEWISH LIFE IN AMERICA
The American Jewish Committee presents a symposium, "Weaving the Tapestry of Jewish Life in America: Celebrating 350 years (1664-2004)" to commemorate the anniversary of the first Jewish settlement in North America. Event will include presentations and lectures. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 670-1121.
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.
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum presents a lecture by arts writer Joel Weinstein as part of the museum’s Latin American & Caribbean Art Lecture Series. Mr. Weinstein will discuss how he discovered the art of Latin America by moving to Miami. 6 p.m. at the Citibank Aventura Banking Center, 2750 Aventura Blvd., Aventura. RSVP required. Free. Details: (305) 348-1899.
WINE AND CHEESE BENEFIT
Gardner’s Market hosts a wine and cheese tasting to benefit CHARLEE Homes for Children on the second Thursday of every month. Make a $20 donation and receive $10 off any purchase. 6-8 p.m. at 3117 Bird Ave., Coconut Grove, and 8287 SW 124th St.
Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications presents a lecture by John Hockenberry, "Dateline NBC" correspondent, as part of the Hearst Distinguished Lecture Series. He will discuss the role of media and propaganda in current world events. 7 p.m. at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. Details: www.fiu.edu.