Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on March 13, 2008
The Yale Club of Miami presents a lecture on "The Hidden Cuba: Invisible Legacies of the Revolution," by Lillian Guerra, assistant professor of Caribbean history at Yale University. 6 p.m. Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N Greenway Dr., Coral Gables. $20-$55. RSVP required. Details: (305) 379-6705.
National and local leaders will discuss about parks, conservation and urban design at the 2008 Great Park Summit. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. RSVP by Monday. Free. Details: (305) 755-7907.
The Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series presents a lecture by architect David Adjaye. 8 p.m. Florida International University, University Park Campus, Green Library, GL 100, 11200 SW Eighth St., Tamiami. Free. Details: (305) 348-2890 or www.frostartmuseum.org.
Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews hosts the 56th MCCJ Humanitarian Awards Gala. The gala honors community leaders of diverse backgrounds by awarding the Silver Medallion Award for Humanitarianism. The event includes a reception and dinner. 6:30 p.m. Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $500-$50,000. Details: (305) 379-0607.
Vizcaya Moonlight Garden Tour. 6 p.m. 3251 S Miami Ave. $10-$15. Details: (305) 250-9133 or www.vizcayamuseum.org.
Friends of Art of the Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami presents Spring Into Art 2008. The event includes cocktails, food and silent auction on contemporary art. Cocktail attire. Proceeds benefit Lowe Art Museum and Christine Federighi Art Education Fund. 7 p.m. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. $150. Details: (305) 2846756 or www.friendsoflowemuseum.cfsites.org.
Miami-Dade County Sister Cities Coordinating Council is honoring two recipients at a reception and awards ceremony. The Miami-Dade County International Citizen of the Year Award will be given to Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, and The Walter Loy Service Award to Walter A. Loy, former dean and chair emeritus, Miami-Dade County Sister Cities Coordinating Council. All proceeds benefit the Miami-Dade County Sister Cities Program. 5:30 p.m. Port of Miami. RSVP by Friday. $50. Details: (305) 375-5280.
University of Miami celebrates the restoration of John C. Gifford Arboretum. UM President Donna E. Shalala will give opening remarks followed by a lecture by research ecologist Julie S. Denslow of the US Forest Service, 6 p.m. John C. Gifford Arboretum, intersection of San Amaro Drive and Robbia Avenue, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-5364.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Big Event 2008, a fundraising event where all the proceeds go toward Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. The event includes cocktails and auction. Limited seating. 7:30 p.m. Legends Ballroom at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave. $750-$50,000. Details: (305) 644-0066 or www.wementor.org.
Jewish Museum of Florida presents a lecture by Allen Bellman, who was an artist at Timely during the golden age of comics such as "The Human Torch" and "The Patriot." 3 p.m. 301-311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. Details: (305) 672-5044, Ext. 3175 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Miami-Dade Public Library System presents the grand opening of the Sunset Branch Library. 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Branch Library, 10855 SW 72nd St. Details: (305) 270-6368.
The Miami Spring Home Design & Remodeling Show. Ends March 31. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 667-9299 or www.homeshowspecials.com.