Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on June 10, 2010
GABLES DINE OUT
Meet other wine enthusiasts with this weekly wine sampling club, La Bottega Enoteca Sociale. Six to eight wines are to be served, paired with meats and cheeses. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Calamari, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. $20. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.labottegasociale.com.
WORLD CUP WATCH
Watch 2010 FIFA World Cup matches at Mexican eatery Mercadito Midtown and feast on an all-you-can-eat taco menu. Other restaurant specialties include individually muddled fresh-fruit margaritas made with 100% blue agave tequila and bar snacks. Mercadito Midtown, 3252 NE First Ave., Miami. $25 per person for all-you-can-eat taco menu. Details: www.mercaditorestaurants.com.
SEARCH THE GROUNDS
Teens are invited to a special scavenger hunt at Vizcaya geared to teach them about the mansion’s rich history. Participants are to be divided into two groups to collect clues on guided tours of Vizcaya’s main house and gardens followed by a sketching workshop. Includes lunch, T-shirts and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Vizcaya Museum, 3251 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $5. Details: www.cultureshockmiami.com.
BRING ON THE BAMBOO
The American Bamboo Society Caribbean Chamber hosts a plant sale. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ends June 13. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road. Details: (305) 663-8059 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
FOR YOUR HEALTH
Take advantage of free health screenings, immunizations for children and information from local organizatiosn at the District 3 Health and Info Fair. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Ave., Browsnville. Details: www.miamidade.gov.
CELEBRATE THE POINCIANA
Take advantage of a rare opportunity to see The Kampong historic garden, the only branch of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in the continental US, free in honor of the Royal Poinciana Fiesta. For a more extended celebration, take a narrated trolley ride through Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and South Miami, learning about the history of the fiesta and glimpsing some the area’s most beautiful Poincianas. Traditional Poinciana punch and cake are to be served following the two-hour tour. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Tour at 2 p.m. The Kampong, 4013 S Douglas Road, Coconut Grove. Free admission. $20 for tour. RSVP required for tour. Details: (305) 258-1086 or www.
The Latin Auxiliary of Douglas Gardens hosts its summer luncheon and boutique. Designer Isaac "Ike" Behar is to be honored with a lifetime achievement award. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Miami Jewish Health Systems, 5200 NE Second Ave., Miami. $54 and up. Details: (305) 762-1382 or email@example.com.
Florida Blue Center hosts a men’s health session. Learn how regular checkups and screenings can keep you healthy and avoid costly procedures down the road. 10 a.m. The Florida Blue Center at The Falls, 8895 SW 136th St., Kendall. Free. Details: (877) 352-5830 or www.floridablue.com.
Join the Irish tradition of celebrating Bloomsday on its 106th birthday. The event honors the epic converging journeys through Dublin of two men later commemorated in James Joyce’s "Ulysses." On this Bloomsday, actors from Actors’ Playhouse are to perform dramatic readings of excerpts from "Ulysses," followed by a short odyssey around the block led by a kilted bagpiper and a special Bloomsday menu at John Martin’s Restaurant. Attendees are invited to dress in period clothing like Bowler hats, waistcoats and flapper dresses. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 251-6208 or www.emeraldsocietysfl.com.
Perry Ellis CEO George Feldenkreis speaks about Jewish life in Cuba 1900-1950 in conjunction with the Jewish Museum of Florida’s "Lox With Black Beans & Rice: Portraits of Cuban Jews in South Florida" exhibit. Mr. Feldenkreis came to the US from Cuba in 1959 with $700 and worked his way up to head Perry Ellis. In Cuba, he was involved in the Zionist movement, including serving as president of the Zionist Youth Council. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members. $6 nonmembers. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
"COCKTAILS & CANAPES"
The American Institute of Wine & Food and The Hotel of South Beach presents Cocktails & Canapes, featuring a menu of small plates by Wish executive chef Marco Ferraro and signature cocktails. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Hotel of South Beach, 801 Collins Ave., Spire Bar & Lounge, Miami Beach. $45 members. $55 nonmembers. Details: (305) 663-9641 or www.aiwf.org/southflorida.