Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on March 24, 2011
The Miami-Dade County Fair returns for its 60th run, featuring rides, games, food and entertainment. Ends April 3. Tamiami Park Fairgrounds, Coral Way and SW 112th Ave., Miami. $8. Details: www.fairexpo.com/thefair.
The Miami Heat’s James Jones host a fundraiser for the Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival, a community-service effort being produced by young professionals in the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami program. Cost includes appetizers and a drink. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Morton’s Coral Gables, 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. $10. Details: www.overtownfestival.com.
Make fitness fun with free "Rockin’Cardio" exercise classes hosted by the Miami Florida Blue Center. Work out to oldies. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Additional class March 31. Florida Blue Center at The Falls, 8895 SW 136th St., Pinecrest. Details: (877) 352-5830 or www.floridablue.com.
Miami City Ballet celebrates its 25th Anniversary Gala with a black-tie event and company premiere of John Cranko’s "Romeo and Juliet." 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception. 7 p.m. performance. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $2,500 per person. $25,000 for a table of 10. Details: (305) 929-7000 ext. 1422 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamicityballet.org.
MEET AND GREET
US Sen. Marco Rubio holds a Constituent Services Open House. Meet members of his staff and representatives from government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, US Department of Veteran Affairs and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Office of Sen. Marco Rubio, 8669 NW 36th St., suite 110, Doral. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 418-8553 or email@example.com.
More than 50 restaurants participate in "A Taste of Brickell" food and wine festival. Includes a wine garden, live concert and kids zone. Noon-10 p.m. 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami. Details: www.tasteofbrickell.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds its 10th Anniversary Gala Awards Celebration. Includes an auction, awards presentation, buffet and dancing. Attendees are invited to wear purple in celebration of the event’s theme, "A Royal Affair." 7:30 p.m. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $95-$1,750. Details: (305) 673-8883 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
Miami Jewish Health Systems hosts a Platinum Homecoming Gala celebrating its 70th anniversary. The high school homecoming-themed event features a boutique by jewelry designer David Yurman, a raffle to win a 2011 Toyota Prius, dinner and dancing. 7 p.m. The Four Seasons Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $300. Details: (305) 514-8623 or email@example.com or www.mjhha.org.
Brides to be can sample wedding food options, watch hair and makeup demonstrations and a fashion show at the Miami Spring Bridal Show. Includes a bridal gown giveaway and gift bags to the first 100 brides. 1-4 p.m. Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami. $5 online. $7 at the door. Details: (305) 377-4030 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://miami.pwg.com.
Enjoy fresh South Florida fish and seafood at the Seventh Annual Deering Seafood Festival. Features cooking demonstrations by local chefs, art exhibits, Caribbean music, pontoon boat rides, a kids zone and tours of historic Deering Estate. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. Members and children under four free. $5 children 4-14. $15 adults in advance and $20 at the gate. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 263 or www.deeringestate.org.
Sip exotic libations, enjoy gourmet food and peruse an array of luxury auction items at the 17th annual Bali Ha’i Party. Held in the lush tropical setting of The Kampong, this year’s theme "Bollywood at Bali Ha’i" is celebrated with a live Sitar player, henna artists and fire dancers. 5-8 p.m. The Kampong, 4013 S Douglas Road, Coconut Grove. $150-$250. Details: www.balihaiparty.com.
Dr. Anita L. Allen, a professor of law and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, gives a lecture on "The Ethics of Privacy in an Era of Revelation" at the University of Miami. Dr. Allen is an author, columnist and an authority on privacy law and practical ethics. She was also appointed by President Barack Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. 6 p.m. University of Miami School of Business Administration, 5250 University Drive, Storer Auditorium, Coral Gables. Details: www.miami.edu/index.php/events/.
Emmy Award-winning comic Kathy Griffin, star of Bravo’s "My Life on the D-List," performs a racy, raucous stand-up show. 8 p.m. John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $49-$79. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
THE FOURTH ESTATE
Journalists Marina Giovannelli of WLRN and The Miami Herald and Laura Wides-Muñoz of the Associated Press discuss "The Coverage of Hispanics and Latin America in the U.S. Media" at a talk presented by Miami Dade College’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives. Noon. Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., North Miami. Details: (305) 237-3944 or email@example.com or www.mdc.edu.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garçon hosts the 2011 Chefs With A Purpose: Haiti fundraising event. Features the music of Haitian performers Mushy Widmaier and Phyllisia Ross, more than 20 tasting stations and a silent auction. Benefits Haiti rebuilding efforts through Project Medishare for Haiti and International Firefighters Assistance. 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 30. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $80 in advance. $100 at the door. Details: www.chefswithapurpose.org.
Club Blue Miami, the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade young professionals group, hosts a networker with guest speaker Francis Suarez, City of Miami commissioner. 6-8 p.m. Calamari Restaurant, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. $25 minimum donation includes hors d’oeuvres and a drink. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bgcmia.org.