Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on January 22, 2009
Tigertail Productions continues its SpeakOut project for gay and lesbian teens with a performance by nationally recognized Jamaican spoken word poet and performer Staceyann Chin. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
The Miami Council for International Visitors presents a breakfast program with Ambassador Charles Shapiro, one of the US State Department’s leading 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, a global relief and development agency, celebrates its 75th anniversary with an evening 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.
The Miami-Dade Public Library Foundation presents its Third Annual Library Champions award to Georgie and Frank Angones, longtime advocates of literacy and the library. The event will feature the work of such culinary notables as Thomas Buckley, of Nobu, while bringing together local authors and musicians. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111th St., Pinecrest. $100. Details: (305) 895-5843 or www.mdplf.org.
CUBAN POLICY DISCUSSION
The University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies hosts a panel discussion with for US Ambassador to Paraguay James Carson and others. 7 p.m. Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $20. Details: (305) 284-CUBA.
The 2009 Jackson Memorial Foundation’s "Golden Angel’s Gala" will bring together about 1,200 community leaders for an evening dedicated to raising funds to improve Jackson Healthcare System’s facilities and priority projects. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 355-4999 or www.jmf.org.
Javier and Andria Holtz host afternoon golf and tennis tournaments followed by a cocktail reception and awards dinner to raise funds for Diabetes Research Institute. 10 a.m. La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Road, Miami Beach. $500 golf, $250 tennis; $200 dinner only. Details: (954) 964-4040 or www.diabetesresearch.org.
The Miami Beach Garden Club hosts the "Taste of the Garden" gala benefiting the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Guests will have the chance to taste the culinary creations of the chefs from Pacific Time while mingling and overlooking the gardens. 6:30-9 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $50 before Jan. 22. $60. Details: (305) 567-9791.