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Written by Miami Today on May 5, 2011
BRICKELL DE MAYO
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Brickell area at Rosa Mexicano’s ninth annual Festival Cinco de Mayo. The party features a new French Margarita drink and a Mexican-style street festival with bar specials and food stations serving up Rosa’s signature guacamole en molcajete with crisp chips, tacos and house-made ice cream. 4 p.m.-midnight. Rosa Mexicano Mary Brickell Village, 900 S Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (786) 424-1001 or www.rosamexicano.com.
LEAVE A LEGACY, a program of the Partnership for Philanthropic Giving, hosts the 14th annual Donor Next Door Luncheon. Honors the work of area nonprofit donors and volunteers. 11 a.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrott Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $65-$650. Details: (305) 379-0800.
The third annual National Mom’s Nite Out is celebrated in South Florida with a free celebration. This Cinco de Mayo-themed event includes giveaways, makeovers, mini massages, margaritas, a Mariachi band and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dadeland Mall, 7335 N Kendall Drive, Kendall, and Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave. Free. Details: (305) 665-6226 for Dadeland and (305) 593-1775 for Miami International.
Sean Brasel, chef and owner of Meat Market, hosts an interactive culinary demonstration. Prepare and feast on achiote-marinated scallops with pineapple-macadamia nut salsa and pink peppercorn-crusted filet mignon medallion with blue crab and friseé mango salad. Noon-2 p.m. The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Alhambra Ballroom, Coral Gables. $52-$65. Details: (305) 532-0088 or www.meatmarketmiami.com.
DINNER IN PARADISE
Enjoy a four-course, gourmet vegetarian meal prepared by local chefs as part of Paradise Farms’ series of dinner parties. Includes a live auction. Benefits the Fertile Earth Foundation. 6-10 p.m. May 7. Paradise Farms, 19801 SW 320th St., Homestead. $125 after. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fertileearth.org.
Party among gleaming classic cars at the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Cars, Cocktails, Cuisine benefit. Features Mediterranean cuisine, cocktails, an auction and a performance by Broadway star Adam Kantor. 7-11 p.m. The Dauer Museum of Classic Cars, 10801 NW 50th St., Sunrise. $100 per person. $175 per couple. Details: (786) 268-1833 or email@example.com or www.mchf.org.
Community Health of South Florida celebrates its 40th anniversary with a gala benefiting its new Children’s Medical Center. 7 p.m. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $125. Details: (305) 252-4853.
Aimed at informing and empowering cancer survivors and others interested in health, the annual Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness includes educational seminars, a luncheon, cooking demonstration by chef Michelle Bernstein and a fashion show featuring female survivors. Keynote speaker is Marc Silver, author of "Breast Cancer Husband." 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $55-$65. Details: (786) 222-7306 or www.dayofcaringsfl.org.
MIMOSAS FOR MOM
Treat mom to Mother’s Day brunch at EOS, featuring fresh-baked pastries, a sushi and sashimi station and a complimentary Mamma Mia Mimosa. Includes fresh tropical fruit, a fully stocked antipasto station, desserts and numerous Mediterranean offerings. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. EOS at Viceroy Miami, 485 Brickell Ave., 15th floor, Miami. $35 children 12 and under. $60 others. Details: (305) 503-4400.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Miami Science Museum with Moms Rock @ MiaSci. Attendees will be treated to chocolate samplings, massages, chocolate art and more. 12-4 p.m. 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.
Baptist Health holds a free program on "Depression and Spirit: Healing the Whole Person." Led by chaplain Guillermo Escalona. 7-8 p.m. Baptist Medical Plaza at Westchester, 8820 SW 40th St., suite 400, Westchester. Details: (786) 596-3812 or www.baptisthealth.net.