Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on June 17, 2010
Grab a girlfriend and head to The Salon at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa for a special "Two-For-One Blow Dry" deal available to local, first-time guests every Thursday through the end of the month. Mention "Two for One" when you book your appointment. Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Starts at $25. Details: (305) 514-7326 or www.canyonranch.com.
The Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association holds its industry luncheon featuring speaker Fred Kleisner, CEO of Morgans Hotel Group. 11:30 a.m. networking. Noon-1:30 p.m. luncheon. Eden Roc, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members. $60-$750 nonmembers. Details: (305) 531-3553 or email@example.com or www.gmbha.com.
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.
"COCKTAILS & CANAPES"
The American Institute of Wine & Food and The Hotel of South Beach present 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.
Travel four miles up the Miami River on a leisurely boat ride with HistoryMiami historian Dr. Paul George, exploring the same banks where the ancient Tequesta Indians once lived. Learn and look back in time with Dr. George, viewing sites like the Miami Circle and the pink house of ousted Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $20-$44. Advance reservations and payment required. Details: (305) 375-1621 or www.historymiami.org.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents a talk on how your surroundings can affect your health. Topics include how changing technology affects patient experience and if well-designed healthcare facilities can make patients feel better or heal faster. Panelists are Kirk Hamilton, associate professor of architecture at Texas A&M University; Elizabeth C. Brawley, president of Design Concepts Unlimited; and Glyn Jarvis, a consultant clinical psychologist and program director of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Oxford, UK. The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members. $10 nonmembers. Details: (305) 535-2644 or Lydia@thewolf.fiu.edu or www.wolfsonian.org.
Celebrity domino players, fine food and a silent auction are all part of the fun at the ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night, benefiting Amigos for Kids. 8 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $150-$1,000. Details: (305) 279-1155 or www.amigosforkids.org.
Dads get free admission to the Miami Science Museum on Father’s Day with the purchase of a child’s ticket. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $10.95 children, students and seniors. $14.95 adults. Details: (305) 646-4200 or email@example.com or www.miamisci.org.
Treat your dad to The Setai’s jazz brunch featuring Chinese, Thai and Indian food stations and a fresh seafood bar with crab, oysters, mussels, shrimp and home-smoked salmon. The Restaurant at The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $85. Details: (305) 520-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.setai.com.
Grab your picnic blanket and head with dad to Pinecrest Gardens for a Father’s Day barbecue. 12:30-3 p.m. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest. Free for children 4 and under. $10 ages 5-10. $25 adults. RSVP required. Details: (305) 669-6990 or www.pinecrest-fl.gov.
KING OF THE GRILL
Forget bad ties and lame cards — treat your foodie father to a dads-only "Art of the Grill" interactive cooking class with Gonzalo Rivera, executive chef of La Marea, on the restaurant’s breezy oceanfront terrace. Learn secrets to building the perfect burger, ideas for unusual meat rubs and seasonings and recipes for delicious infused ketchups. Course concludes with a free cocktail and a four-course burger feast. Families are encouraged to meet up with Dad at 5 p.m. for dinner. 3 p.m. La Marea, 1220 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. $65. Details: (305) 604-5070 or www.tidessouthbeach.com.