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Written by Miami Today on February 26, 2009
The 63rd Miami International Orchid Show brings more than 50 orchid professionals and hobbyists from across the globe to show off some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful flowers. The show will feature an array of about 500,000 orchids and orchid-growing items for sale. Also returning to this year’s show will be "Lights, Camera, Orchids," a photography competition spotlighting orchid imagery from the world’s top growers. Ends March 1. Doubletree Miami Mart/Airport Hotel and Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave., West Miami. $15 daily admission.
Details: (305) 255-3656 or www.sforchid.com.
The 16th annual Caribbean Festival is a day-long celebration of music and art honoring the life of the legendary reggae-star Bob Marley. This year it also honors the memory of Cedella Marley Booker, the mother of Bob Marley who died last year. Performers will include Stephen "Ragga" Marley and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley. 1 p.m. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $36. Details: (305) 740-7344 or www.bobmarleymovement.com.
The Museum of Contemporary Art’s "POP Bollywood" gala celebrates the best of Indian pop culture while raising money for the museum’s permanent collection. The evening, hosted by MOCA’s Patron Executive Committee, features live music, dancing, exotic food and a silent auction with one-of-a-kind travel packages. 8 p.m.-Midnight. Feb. 28. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $150 and up. Details: (305) 893-6211 ext. 36 or www.mocanomi.org.
The homes in Morningside, Miami’s first historic neighborhood, open their doors to the public to celebrate the 25th anniversary of historic home tours. The homes were built during the early 20th century and the neighborhood was designated as a historic district by the city of Miami in 1984 and by the National Register in 1992. 1-5 p.m. Biscayne Boulevard at 50th Terrace, Miami. $15 adults, free for children 12 and under. Details: (305) 754-1020 or www.morningsidetour.com.
The University of Miami’s Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts a panel discussion titled "Post-Referendum Venezuela: Political and Economic Scenarios." Panelists include Michael Shifter, vice president of Washington, DC-based Inter-American Dialogue and Michael Penfold, director of the Center for Management Development at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración in Caracas. 8 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. 50 Alhambra Plaza, Hall of Ambassadors, Coral Gables. Free for students and academics, $30 others. Details: (305) 284-3707 or www.miami/edu/chp.
Christine Todd Whitman, former Environmental Protection Agency secretary and past New Jersey governor, will visit Miami Dade College’s Homestead Campus to discuss the benefits of nuclear energy, including its impact on air quality and the economy. 11:30 a.m. Miami Dade College Homestead Campus, 500 College Terrace, Room F-222, Homestead. Details: (305) 237-5109.
WOMEN OF HONOR
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department host the 21st annual "In the Company of Women" awards ceremony. The award honors local women across a variety of fields for outstanding achievements and contributions to the citizens of Miami-Dade County. 6-9 p.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $50. Details: (305) 358-5885.