Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on October 20, 2005
CONFERENCE ON PLANNING
The Society for American City and Regional Planning History holds a national conference with keynote speakers Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami, and Miami Mayor Manny Diaz. The four-day conference focuses on urban development in South Florida and features panel discussions, research and paper presentations, tours, receptions and awards ceremonies. Through Oct. 23 at the Omni-Colonnade Hotel, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: Robin Bachin at (305) 284-4261 or www.urban.uiuc.edu/sacrph.
The Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association holds its annual meeting and reception with keynote speakers Anthony Shriver of Best Buddies Inc. and three-time Olympics swimmer Gary Hall. 4 p.m. at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave. Details: (305) 531-3553.
HOUSE OF TERROR
The Miami International Mall presents Miami House of Terror featuring a new Spookyville play area, food and rides. 6-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday through Oct. 31 at 1455 SW 107th Ave., Doral. $20 adults, $15 children. Details: www.miamihouseofterror.com.
ARTS CENTER TOUR
Florida International University Wolfsonian Museum offers an architectural tour of the Miami Performing Arts Center with Cesar Pelli and Associates’ senior project manager, Roberto Espejo. Hard-toed shoes and signed waiver required. 5-7 p.m. at the project’s visitor center, 240 NE 13th St., Miami. Details: (305) 535-2631.
BUBBLES AND BONES
The annual event will benefit Here’s Help Inc., a non-profit rehabilitation agency in Opa-locka that caters to inner-city adolescents with substance dependency and addiction. Features a champagne and chicken-wing cocktail reception, dinner by celebrity chefs, music by K.C. & the Sunshine Band and a silent auction. 7-11 p.m. at The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, 3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood. $300-$3,500. Details: Rixys Diaz at (305) 979-8450 or www.bubblesandbones.com.
FEAST WITH THE BEASTS
The Zoological Society of Florida and Miami Metrozoo host Feast with the Beasts, a costumed gala featuring dinner, dancing and wild animals to benefit the zoo’s conservation, education and outreach programs. 8 p.m. at the zoo, 12400 SW 152 St., Unincorporated Miami-Dade. $150. Details: (305) 255-5551 or www.miamimetrozoo.com.
Community Partnership for the Homeless hosts a black-tie fundraising gala to benefit their North Miami and Homestead assistance centers. 7 p.m. at JW Marriott Hotel Miami, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $500-$1,000. Details: (305) 372-1234.
THE MIAMI BLACK TIE
The event to benefit Educate Tomorrow, a non-profit organization that provides one-on-one educational mentors for foster care children turning 18, features food drinks and entertainment. 8 p.m. at Casa Casuarina, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. $200-$500. Details: (305) 303-5890 or www.educatetomorrow.org.
Florida International University Alumni Association honors alumni and faculty for community contributions at the annual Torch Awards Gala. 6:30 p.m. at Parrot Jungle, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. Details: fiualumni.com.
Miami Dade College Law Center hosts a forum on the medical consequences of the Holocaust with Barry Blumenthal, a Miami physician who has treated survivors for 30 years. Associate professor Danixia Cuevas discusses the Nuremberg Laws, anti-Jewish legislation that became the legal foundation for Nazi war crimes. 6-8 p.m. at MDC Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Room 7128, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3623 or www.mdc.edu.
Morrison Brown Argiz and Farra present a free legal seminar on standards for damage calculations, designed specifically for plaintiff and defense attorneys. 7:30-9 a.m. at the Tower Club, 1 Financial Plaza, 28th floor, Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 760-9000.
AIR CARGO AMERICAS
The Air Cargo Americas International Congress and Exhibition features three days of discussions and workshops with representatives of more than 30 airports and product, technology and service exhibitions by more than 100 companies. Through Oct. 28 at Sheraton Exposition Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami. $200-$475 conference fee, $2,600 exhibition fee. Details: www.aircargoamericas.com.
HUMAN RESOURCES FORUM
The Mercer Human Resource Consulting Latin American and Caribbean Human Resource Forum will offer workshops for executives with business interests in Latin America, featuring small interactive sessions focused on country-specific issues and China’s impact on organizations in the region. Through Oct. 28 at Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave. $1195. Details: www.mercerhr.com/hrforum.
NATIVE AMERICAN CONFERENCE
More than 350 representatives of tribal nations across the US and Canada meet at the American Indian/Alaska Native Tourism Association Conference. Through Oct. 28 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Details: (715) 588-3324 or www.aianta.org.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Oct. 31 at marinas in the Fort Lauderdale area. $5-$60. Details: (954) 764-7642 or www.showmanagement.com.
The Latin Builders Association holds its monthly luncheon with guest speaker Rep. Randy Johnson. Noon at Hotel Sofitel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami. $50-$80. Details: (305) 446-0901.
ORANGE BOWL AWARDS
The Orange Bowl Foundation sponsors the El Espiritu de la Comunidad awards and scholarship benefit. Honorees include US Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart; Eduardo Padron; Eugenio Hernandez; Albert Cutie; and Carlos and Jorge de Cespedes. 7 p.m. at The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 341-4728.
PEDIATRIC HALL OF FAME GALA
Dyan Cannon and Fred Epstein are inducted into the Miami Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hall of Fame black-tie gala. 6:30 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $400-$600. Details: (786) 268-1830.
The La Lega dei Viscayani committee will host the annual Halloween sundowner to benefit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens featuring open bars, live music and food. 8 p.m.-midnight at Vizcaya, 3251 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $75-$95. Details: (305) 856-4866 or www.vizcayans.org.
Horatio Aguirre of Diario Las Americas is honored at the annual Barry University Founders Ball, featuring dinner and a silent auction. 8 p.m. at Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key, Miami. $300-$4,000. Details: (305) 899-3192.