Calendar Of Events Highlights
Written by Miami Today on March 20, 2008
The fifth annual Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Coral Gables Wine & Food Festival includes food, wine and entertainment. Proceeds benefit The American Lung Association of Florida-South Area’s lung research, education and patient assistance programs and The International Bronchitis Center at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. 5:30 p.m. for VIP reception; 7 p.m. street festival. March 27. 100 Block of Giralda Avenue, between Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Galiano Street, Coral Gables. $50-$150. Details: (954) 524-4657 or www.coralgableswineandfood.com.
The 14th annual Bali Ha’i at The Kampong, a wine and food event prepared by local chefs, benefits The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and the South Florida Chapter of the American Institute for Wine and Food. 4 p.m. VIP Preview Party; 8 p.m. Bali Ha’i Party. April 6. 4013 S. Douglas Rd., Coconut Grove. RSVP required. $125-$200. Details: (305) 447-1040 or www.balihaiparty.com.
GLASS CEILING AWARDS
Jewish Museum of Florida and Bart & Sandy Goldberg Foundation presents the 12th annual Glass Ceiling Awards Reception and Program celebrating accomplishments of Jewish women of Florida. Honorees include Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman; Karen Aronowitz, president of United Teachers of Dade; JoAnn Mason-Parker, US Open and Masters billiards champion; Samantha Joy Brucker, navigational projects, Army Corps of Engineers; and Lisa J. Sirota, chief of staff, Plantation General Hospital. 6:30 p.m. April 6. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP by March 27. $15-$20. Details: (305) 672-5044, Ext. 3175.
Florida Grand Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s "La Bohème." April 12-May 4. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $13.75-$178.75. Details: www.arshtcenter.org or www.fgo.org.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts the eighth annual Croquet and Croquetas. The event includes food, entertainment, estate tours, croqueta tasting, croquet competitions and silent auction. 3 p.m. for VIP reception, 4 p.m. for the main event. April 13. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. $85-$25,000. Details: (305) 375-1614 or www.hmsf.org.
Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade County hosts Power of the Purse: Part II, an annual luncheon and silent auction of 100 designer purses donated by local and international artisans and designers. Proceeds benefit Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade County, a non-profit grantmaking organization that funds programs to improve the lives of women and girls. 11 a.m. April 18. Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $125. Details: (305) 441-0506.