Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on January 15, 2009
Carrfour Supportive Housing continues its mission to eradicate homelessness with a silent auction and luncheon. 11 a.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $125. Details: (305) 371-8300 ext. 4971 or www.carrfour.org/luncheon.
Miami businesses can learn about the $100 billion carbon-trading industry during the two-day Carbon Finance Conference. The event will cover how to turn a corporation’s financial liabilities in carbon emissions into financial assets, a "how to" on trading carbon in the US and abroad and a keynote address from the Florida Governor’s Office on the State of Florida’s carbon policies and market activities. Westin Colonnade, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: www.environmental-finance.com.
ART DECO LECTURE
Mark D. Szuchman, professor and chair of the history department at Florida International University, begins this year’s Art Deco Weekend with a focus on Argentina’s social, economic, and political currents at work leading up to the 1920s. 7 p.m. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-2014 or www.mdpl.org.
Florida International University hosts a breakfast commemorating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The event will feature keynote speaker Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College for Women. 8-10:30 a.m. 11200 SW 8th St., Graham University Center Ballroom, Sweetwater. $40. Details: (305) 348-2436 or www.fiu.edu.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts an afternoon tea party for mothers and daughters. 3 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $17 children, $27 members, $37 others. Details: (305) 663-8059 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
ART DECO WEEKEND
Art Deco Weekend’s 32nd year returns with the theme "Down Argentine Way." The three-day event will host more than 85 activities including guided tours, film screenings, lectures, antique vendors, performing arts and more. Ends Jan. 18. Ocean Drive between Fifth and 15th streets, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-2014 or www.mdpl.org.
The Affair of the Arts performance and Gala raises money to recognize outstanding young artists, provide education and professional development assistance, and raise the appreciation, support and awareness of the arts in America. 6 p.m. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $650. Details: (305) 377-1140 or www.nfaa.org.
AN EVENING OF ILLUSIONS
David Copperfield brings his latest repertoire of mind-numbing misdirection to Miami with a performance of "Grand Illusions." In the show, Mr. Copperfield makes the audience’s wildest dreams come true including winning the lottery, reuniting with a long-lost loved one and escaping death. 7:30 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.dcopperfield.com.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts hosts a free simulcast of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. The event will feature live music from the New World School of the Arts’ Concert Choir and the Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School marching band. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and others will deliver remarks prior to President Obama taking the oath of office. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
The South Beach Comedy Festival returns for its fourth year. The five-day event brings together some of the county’s most well-known comedians including Lisa Lampanelli, Lewis Black and more. Jan. 21-24. Multiple times and locations on Miami Beach. Details: www.southbeachcomedyfestival.com.
The Miami Council for International Visitors presents a breakfast program with Ambassador Charles Shapiro, one of the US State Department’s foremost experts in Western-Hemisphere relations. 8 a.m. Hyatt Regency, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $25 members, $30 others. Details: (305) 421-6394.
JEWLERY AND WATCH SHOW
The Miami Beach Jewelry and Antique Show kicks off another antiquing season with hundreds of dealers showcasing everything from the finest brand-name wrist wear to estate and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Noon. Jan. 22-26. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $15 for all three days. Details: www.dmgantiqueshows.com.
KING PIN CLASSIC
The Alonzo Mourning Charities hosts the fourth annual "King Pin Classic," benefiting the Honey Shine Mentoring Program. The event will offer rounds at the billiards tables, relaxation at massage stations, virtual bowling on Nintendo Wii, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for all. Additionally, bowlers will receive a bowling shirt, commemorative gift and photo with the Mournings. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Lucky Strike Lanes, 1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach. $500. Details: (305) 476-0095 ext. 109.
RESCUE COMMITTEE ANNIVERSARY
The International Rescue Committee, an international relief and development agency, celebrates its 75th anniversary with a celebration honoring Paquito D’Rivera and Dolores Smithies. The cocktail reception will also host the unveiling of the collection, "Dawn at High Seas" by Julio Larraz, which depicts a group of refugees on their journey to freedom. 7 p.m. The Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $150. Details: www.theIRC.org/miamievents.