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Written by Miami Today on February 4, 2010
Hear from the experts what’s next in international trade at the "Latin America 2010: Economic Business and Trade Forecast" hosted by the University of Miami. Speakers are to include Jorge Castañeda, professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies at New York University and former minister of foreign affairs, Mexico; Pamela Cox, vice president of The World Bank’s Latin America and Caribbean region; and Nancy Lee, deputy assistant secretary of the western hemisphere for the US Department of Treasury. 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m. JW Marriott Hotel Miami, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $100. Details: (305) 284-9918 or www.miami.edu/chp.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts its 2010 Gala in the Garden black-tie fundraiser event, themed "A Romantic Evening under the Venetian Moon." The night is to begin with cocktails and a silent auction, continuing on to dinner and dancing at a large lakeside pavilion to the music of the Steve Chase Orchestra. 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $600-$50,000. Details: (305) 667-1651 ext. 3375 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Experience downtown Miami sans the rush of the business week at Flagler Fest. Festivities include a vintage car show, a concert on the steps of the Miami-Dade County Courthouse, tours of historic buildings, children’s activities, a craft market and giveaways at businesses along Flagler Street. And for those biking downtown, there will be a bike valet at La Epoca Department Store. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flagler Street from Biscayne Boulevard to the Miami-Dade Courthouse. Details: (305) 379-7070 or email@example.com or www.miamigov.com.
TOAST OF PARIS
Jean-Claude Baker, adopted son of entertainer Josephine Baker, speaks about the intriguing life of the American-born star who drew fame in the early 1900s for her provocative "Banana Dance" she performed as the star of the Folies Bergére and roles in silent films. Mr. Baker’s talk will focus on his adopted mother’s childhood in New York as she fought against racial bigotry and segregation up to 1915 when, at the age of 19, Ms. Baker left for Paris. Accompanying the talk will be a reception for the opening of a month-long exhibit in honor of Black History Month. 7 p.m. World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $20. Details: (305) 532-9336 or www.weam.com.
Steve Morse, who received the lifetime achievement award from the International Association of Professional Genealogists, gives a talk for anyone interested in tracing their roots. 10 a.m. Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 266-3350 or www.jewishmiami.org.
Alan Sokol, historian and archivist for the City of North Miami Beach, gives a lecture on the Seminole Wars. Snacks and drinks will be sold. 7:30 p.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami. Parking $5. Reservations required. Details: (305) 945-3425 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures/nature’greynolds.asp.