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Written by Miami Today on June 24, 2010
RESTORE THE EARTH
The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force invites anyone interested in the restoration of the Everglades to attend its public meeting. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Westin Colonnade Hotel, 180 Aragon Ave., Merrick Ballroom, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 441-2600 or www.sfrestore.org.
PetNet, the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s young professionals group, hosts a humans-only happy hour benefiting the Humane Society. 7-9 p.m. Cavas Wine Tasting Room, 5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami. $25. Price includes two glasses of wine and appetizers. Details: (305) 749-1815 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.humanesocietymiami.org.
Cuban torture survivor Amado Rodriguez speaks about his experiences in conjunction with Miami Dade College’s "Instruments of Torture Through the Ages" exhibit. 7 p.m. The Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd., first floor, Miami. Free. Details: www.miamitorture.com.
Food stations featuring global cuisine, live entertainment and a chance to see the airport’s new rental car center are all part of the festivities of the Mayor’s Ball, with proceeds benefiting United Way of Miami-Dade. 7:30 p.m. Miami Intermodal Center, 3900 NW 25th St., Miami. $150. Details: (305) 646-7037 or www.mayorsballmiami.org.
WORLD CUP WATCH
Chef Michelle Bernstein’s Design District hotspot SRA. Martinez offers a casual yet upscale spot to watch the World Cup, complete with big-screen TVs, a special menu and extended hours. "Haute Hat Trick" items, available only during televised matches, include specials on Samuel Adams brews and Korean-style chicken wings, fish and chips and kosher hot dogs with fries. And for morning games, offerings include freshly cut jamon serrano, artisanal cheeses, a variety of egg sandwiches and a breakfast martini. Restaurant opens at 9:30 a.m. on game days. Ends July 11. SRA. Martinez, 4000 NE Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 573-5474 or www.chefmichellebernstein.com.
NIGHT AT THE TROPICANA
Try your luck at casino games, dance the night away and dine at the Mercy Foundation’s Havana Nights Casino Fundraiser benefiting Mercy Hospital projects and programs. 8 p.m. Grove Isle Hotel and Spa, 4 Grove Isle Drive, Coconut Grove. $200 per couple. Details: (305) 285-2711 or email@example.com.
BACK TO BASICS
Learn the many ways to visualize a subject, light metering techniques and more at this one-day black-and-white photography workshop. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $50. Details: www.fotomission.org.
"LAWYERS WITHOUT RIGHTS"
Traveling exhibit "Lawyers Without Rights: The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Germany after 1933" opens in Miami Beach. The exhibit charts the life of 20 German-Jewish attorneys from 1933 through the years of Hitler’s regime and beyond — for those who survived. Ends July 25. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
HISTORY’S DARK SIDE
Miami Dade College hosts a forum on "Genocide: In the Shadow of the Holocaust" in conjunction with its "Instruments of Torture through the Ages" exhibition. Panelists include Dr. Peter Tarian, Hungarian Holocaust survivor and professor emeritus at the University of Miami; Klaus Ranner, consul general of Germany; and Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, an Aventura-based physician and author of "A German Life: Against All Odds Change is Possible." 6 p.m. The Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRINK TO H2O
Sample wines and hors d’oeuvres at this event benefiting Wine to Water, an international organization dedicated to providing clean water around the globe. Founder Doc Hendley, named a CNN Hero, will be in attendance. 6 p.m. Bar™ Urbano, 1001 S Miami Ave., Miami. $15. Details: www.winetowater.org.