Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on February 16, 2006
MDC BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Miami-Dade College commemorates Black History Month, featuring a month of events celebrating the diverse African culture. Ongoing. Various times and locations. Details: (305) 237-3366.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Ten teams participate in the biggest intercollegiate bhangra competition in North America. 9 p.m. at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $15-$40. Details: (305) 673-7300 or www.southbeachbhangra.com.
Mark Wonderly Jumpers Horse Show. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Tropical Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40th St. Free. Details: (305) 554-7334.
A variety of artists perform Columbian Vallenato music in the third annual Festival Vallenato. Noon.-11 p.m. at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 599-0069 or www.congodeoro.com.
FASHION AND COCKTAILS
Biltmore Hotel hosts What’s Hip Wednesday, a weekly celebration of fashion and cocktails. Wednesdays. 6 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 445-1926.
The Education Fund celebrates 20 years of private sector support for excellence in Miami-Dade County public education. The event honors donors and champions and recognizes 20 years of leadership. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sonesta Beach Resort, 350 Ocean Dr., Key Biscayne. RSVP required. Details: (305) 892-5099.
NEAT STUFF AUCTION
Neat Stuff, a non-profit organization that clothes children in distress, hosts an art sale and silent auction. 7-10 p.m. at 10 NE 40th St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 638-5878 or www.neatstuffhelpskids.org.
Miami-Dade College hosts a lecture on the struggle of Haitian immigrants. 6:30 p.m. at Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Free: Details: (305) 237-3940.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts its fifth annual Crawfish Boil featuring Cajun specialties and live music bands. All proceeds go to the Fairchild Challenge. 7-11 p.m. at 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. $40-$70. Details: (305) 667-1651.
Congregation Bet Breira presents historian Paul Bernard Liptz of Tel Aviv University in Israel as its annual scholar in residence. Through Feb. 26. Various times at 9400 SW 87th Ave. Details: (305) 444-2181.
Humane Society of Greater Miami hosts an adopt-a-pet walk for the animals. Event features dog relay races, demonstrations and entertainment. 8:30 a.m. at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 749-1814 or www.humanesocietymiami.org.
BOB MARLEY FESTIVAL
The 13th annual Bob Marley Movement festival and food drive. 1 p.m. at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-5885 or www.bobmarleymovement.com.
WORLD WAR II SHIP CELEBRATION
Miami-Dade Historical Maritime Museum hosts Party at the Port, celebrating the restoration of the USS Mohawk CGC, a World War II US Coast Guard ship. 5- 8 p.m. at the Port of Miami. RSVP by Feb. 20. Details: (305) 447-9777 or www.ussmohawk.org.
National Geographic presents a King Tut exhibition. The exhibit includes 50 major artifacts excavated from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Through April 23. Museum of Art, 1 Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 525-5500.