Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on July 28, 2011
Use your lunch hour to decompress with yoga instructors, leading a free class of stretching, breathing and discussion. Noon-1 p.m. Additional class Aug. 4. Main Library, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-BOOK or www.mdpls.org.
Cultural nonprofit Casa de Madrid hosts a summer night of sangria, traditional Spanish tapas and Latin music for "Fiesta Española." 6 p.m.-3 a.m. El Sitio, 3480 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Free. Details: (305) 648-3368 or www.casademadrid.org.
Join "Young Professionals Night" for networking opportunities and complimentary Grey Goose vodka signature drinks. After, enjoy Cirque Éloize iD acrobatic performances and a post-show meet and greet with the artists. 6:30 p.m. network at the Next Generation Green room. 8 p.m. performance. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $39 with
promotional code HYPCIRQUE. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
The second annual "Miami Spice Kickoff Event & Fundraiser" features tastings from a selection of participating restaurants and celebrity chefs signing cookbooks. Flautist Nestor Torres performs and proceeds benefit hunger-fighting non-profit Share Our Strength and Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative. 6-9 p.m. VIP event. 7-9 p.m. general admission. $50 advance tickets. $100 day-of admission. $125-$200 VIP admission. Gansevoort Miami Beach, 2325 Collins Ave., Louis lounge, Miami Beach. Details: (888) 302-5441 or
New Theatre holds a fundraiser, the second annual Midsummer Night’s Dream Party. 7-11 p.m. Lipscomb, Eisenberg & Baker in One Biscayne Tower, Two S Biscayne Blvd., penthouse suite 3800, Miami. $40. Details: http://new-theatre.org.
The third annual Doggy Days of Summer Event at Merrick Park includes special promotions from participating stores, a Humane Society of Greater Miami adopt-a-thon and a doggy parade. 2-6 p.m. event. 3 p.m. parade. Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 529-0200 or www.villageofmerrickpark.com.
CRAZY FOR QUINCES
Mingle with Latin music star Prince Royce and peruse local vendors’ offerings for quinces at a quince-planning expo held as part of Verizon’s "My Fabulous Quince" contest. Includes giveaways, games and a quince-gown fashion show. Attendees can enter to with the "My Fabulous Quince" contest, which includes a grand prize of an all-expenses-paid party for 200 and a $5,000 scholarship. Noon-4 p.m. July 31. Verizon Wireless store, 1599 W 49th St., Hialeah. Details: www.verizonwireless.com.
ADOPT A PET
Miami-Dade Animal Services hosts a Get Some Summer Lovin’ Pet Adoption event. Those who adopt a cat or dog during the event receive a complimentary picture with their new pet. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Miami-Dade Animal Services shelter, 7401 NW 74th St., Medley. Details: 311 or www.miamidade.gov/animals.
COPE WITH STROKE
Baptist Health South Florida presents an informational program on "Stroke: What To Do When it Strikes." Speaker is Dr. Italo Linfante, an endovascular neurosurgeon. 7-8 p.m. Baptist Medical Plaza at Westchester, 8820 SW 40th St., suite 400, Westchester. Free. RSVP required. Details: (786) 596-3812 or www.baptisthealth.net.
ZOO MILITARY DISCOUNT
Throughout August, Zoo Miami offers any active-duty military or veteran with a military ID buy one, get one free admission for up to six people and 15% off an annual pass. Ends Aug 31. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., South Miami Heights. Details: (305) 251-0041 or www.zoomiami.org.
Celebrate the 40th birthday of Miami-Dade County Public Library Systems with 1990s-themed games and crafts. 3:30-4:15 p.m. Tamiami Branch, 13250 SW Eighth St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 223-4758 or www.mdpls.org.
Learn to meditate at this one-hour Miami-Dade Public Library System class. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Key Biscayne Branch, 299 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 361-6134 or www.mdpls.org.