Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on April 20, 2006
Touch an iceberg and hear stories from recreations of first- and third-class cabins of the Titanic at the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium. See real artifacts, courtesy of RMS Titanic Inc., the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of the Titanic. Ongoing. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Various prices. Details: (305) 646-4200.
Carlos Albizu University hosts a silver-anniversary gala and the Pinnacle of Success awards ceremony honoring individuals and organizations who have contributed greatly to their community. Hosted by television personalities Craig Stevens and Diana Diaz. Black-tie. 6:30 p.m. at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 593-1223.
Actors’ Playhouse hosts its 15th annual gala auction featuring all-night gourmet food, silent and live auction and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the non-profit theater. 7 p.m. at 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $75. Details: (305) 444-9293.
HONORS FOR WOMEN
The 10th annual Glass Ceiling Awards ceremony, presented by the Jewish Museum of Florida, will honor six Jewish women who are professionally successful, active in the Jewish community and are role models for other women. 6:30 p.m. at 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $15-$20. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
WINE FOR VISION
Learn the history of wine-making, the art of wine-serving and the geography of wineries in the last of the three classes at D’Vino-Wine, Bites, Boutique. Proceeds go to Hope For Vision. 7-9 p.m. at 3143 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. RSVP required. Details: (305) 443-8466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Members from The Institute of Maya Studies explore the sites of Dzibilchaltun and Xcambo in the Yucat·n Peninsula. 8 p.m. at Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $6 donation. Details: (305) 235-1192 or www.mayastudies.org
The Haitian Neighborhood Center will sponsor its fifth annual fundraising event, including dinner and an auction. Proceeds benefit the not-for-profit center. 6:30 p.m. at Treetop Ballroom, Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. RSVP required. $100. Details: (305) 573-4871.
Wolfsonian Museum director Cathy Leff discusses the evolution of the American museum. 7 p.m. at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 531-1001.
ALS Recovery Fund, a University of Miami research foundation, hosts a gala April 28 and golf classic April 29 to benefit the non-profit organization. Golf classic is held at Doral Golf Resort, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral, with registration fee of $400 per person. The gala will be at 4425 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables, for $175 per person. Details: (305) 305-0300.
CROQUET AND CROQUETAS
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts the sixth annual Croquet and Croquetas at twilight. The event features croquet matches, croquetas competition, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine, music and an auction. All proceeds benefit the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. 6:30 p.m. at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Cutler Bay. RSVP required. Details: (305) 375-1492.
Switchboard of Miami, a non-profit multiservice agency, hosts the Rhinestone Cowboy Casino gala, an annual fundraising gala and awards ceremony honoring Alfred R. Camner, chairman and CEO of BankUnited. Television anchor Diane Magnum will be the master of ceremonies. Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 358-1640.