Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on December 4, 2008
The UnScene Tour stops in Miami to present a photography gallery event and competition. The one-night show gives art enthusiasts an opportunity to discover the city’s hot new creative talent. 9 p.m.-Midnight. Set, 320 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. RSVP required. Details: www.944.com/unscene or www.unscenetour.com.
Fifty tons of snow will transform North Shore Park on Miami Beach into a winter wonderland. The event, in its fourth year, will include rides, food, games and Mr. and Mrs. Claus ready to pose for photos. 6-9 p.m. North Shore Park, 501 72nd St., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 861-3616 or www.miamibeachparks.com.
The Deering Estate kicks of the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony and caroling. 7-9 p.m. The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Miami Metrozoo opens the newest addition to the park, Amazon & Beyond. The tropical American exhibit is 27 acres of giant river otters, anacondas, harpy eagles, jaguars and other tropical wildlife. 9:30 a.m. Miami Metrozoo, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. $15.95 adults, $11.95 children. Details: (305) 251-0400 or www.miamimetrozoo.com.
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce hosts its third holiday gala, "Diving into an Ocean of Opportunity." The evening will feature special musical performances in addition to recognizing three of South Florida’s black business and philanthropic leaders. 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami. $150. Details: (305) 751-8648 or www.m-dcc.org.
Miami Art Museum’s gala will bring together civic leaders and art patrons during the week of Art Basel. This year’s gala at the recently reopened Fontainebleau Hotel will help support the museum’s public programs and exhibitions. 7 p.m. Fontainebleau Hotel, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $750. RSVP required. Details: (305) 379-0007 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Miami-Dade Animal Services Department hosts a pet adoption event giving residents the chance to bring home a new family member this holiday season. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 7401 NW 74th St., Hialeah. Details: www.miamidade.gov/animals.
The University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies hosts European Union Fellow Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff for the lecture and discussion titled "US Policy Towards Cuba: A European Perspective." 7 p.m. Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $10. Details: (305) 284-2822.
EXAMINING THE WEST
The University of Miami’s Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts a panel looking at future development strategies and tactics. 8 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $30. Details: (305) 284-3707 or www.miami.edu./chp.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts its holiday networking reception with a toy drive benefiting the Miami Rescue Mission’s Center for Women and Children. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $15 for public. Details: www.sflhcc.com.
Chamber South, The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrate the holiday season with a part and gift donation benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. 6-8 p.m. The Falls, US 1 and SW 136th Street, Howard. RSVP required. Details: www.chambersouth.com.
The Minority Chamber of Commerce celebrates its sixth anniversary with a gala and awards ceremony recognizing the minority community’s best public servants. "The Year of the Minority Community Economic Development and Compassion Leadership" will acknowledge the minority woman of the year, the public server of the year and others. 7-9:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. Details: (786) 260-1965 or www.minoritychamber.net.