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Written by Miami Today on March 12, 2009
The Miami-Dade Go Red For Women Luncheon will be a day of women’s-health education, seminars, gifting suites, a heart-healthy lunch and more. The luncheon menu, created by the InterContinental Miami’s Executive Chef Alexander Fehrer, will feature gourmet, heart-healthy cuisine. 10 a.m. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Grand Ballroom, Miami. $150. Details: (305) 631-4756 or (305) 864-3434 ext. 120.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce the "Business Woman of the Year Award" recognizing outstanding women in the entrepreneur, corporate, public service, non-profit, philanthropy and restaurateur/retailer categories. 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. Details: www.coralgableschamber.org.
SPAM IN DOWNTOWN
The public is invited to the March installment of the Downtown Concert Series presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The concert will feature the Spam Allstars, who blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with Latin, funk, hip-hop and dub to create their one-of-a-kind sound. 5:30-8 p.m. Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 579-6675 or www.miamidda.com.
The Fundacion Amor y Vida hosts an event to help provide medical care, education, food and shelter for children in Honduras who have been diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. The evening will feature a silent auction as well as performances by Honduras-native Neida Sandoval in addition to Francisco Paz, the Unity on the Bay Choir and others. Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $150 before Feb. 28. Details: (305) 761-0801 or www.amoryvidahn.com.
Spend a day learning to cook Thai cuisine against the backdrop of the Temple of the Shining Buddha in the Redlands Farming District. Afterwards, there will be a guided tour of the temple. 2-5 p.m. Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. RSVP required. Details: (305) 247-5727 or email@example.com.
DANCING WITH THE LOCAL STARS
The American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys and the South Dade-Ball Committee host the 25th annual South Dade Ball. This year’s "Star Struck" Ball features a dance competition in which local celebrities will be paired with professional dancers vying for the crowd’s votes. The event will benefit the South-Dade branch of the American Red Cross Greater Miami and the Keys. 7 p.m. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave. Richmond Heights. Details: (305) 644-1200 ext. 107 or www.miamiredcross.org.
HEART AND STARS
The Wellness Community of Greater Miami celebrates the eighth annual Heart & Star Gala with a Rat Pack-themed dinner party, a musical performance by The Alex Donner Band, a live auction emceed by local CBS weathercaster Lonnie Quinn and an after-party at the Miami-Beach nightclub Liv. 7:30 p.m. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 668-5900 or www.twcmiami.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts Brig. Gen. William B. Binger during its "Good Morning Coral Gables" breakfast meeting. 7:30 a.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Country Club Ballroom, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
COUTURE FOR A CURE
The Key Biscayne Women’s Auxiliary of the American Cancer Society hosts an afternoon luncheon, silent auction and award ceremony recognizing Dr. and Mrs. Jorge Antunez De Mayolo and family for their efforts to conquer cancer. 11:30 a.m. The Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne. RSVP required. $100. Details: (305) 779-2861.
RECOGNIZING THE BEST
The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s economic development arm, hosts the seventh annual Beacon Awards honoring excellence and diversity in the county’s business community. The event will honor Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Jr. with the Jay Malina Award while several other businesses and individuals for their contributions to the local economy in the areas of job creation, business expansion, corporate citizenship and leadership in their respective industries. 6:30 p.m. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $275. Details: (305) 579-1382 or www.beaconcouncil.com/events.
TOP CHEF MIAMI
Tom Colicchio, head chef of television cooking competition "Top Chef" and owner of New York City’s Craft Restaurant, comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to discuss his culinary journey and to give audiences a spirited demonstration of his most notable recipes. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25-$200. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.