Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on August 25, 2011
CALLING ALL HEROES
The New Acropolis Cultural Association hosts a lecture on "Hero: Myth, Symbol or Reality?" discussing mythical and modern heroes, their contributions to society and the stories that inspired their creation. 8:30 p.m. New Acropolis Cultural Association, 3837 SW Eighth St., Coral Gables. $5 students. $10 others. Details: email@example.com or www.newacropolismiami.org.
Pridelines Youth Services hosts its sixth annual fundraising gala "Masquerade," featuring a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, dancing and live entertainment by Corey Michaels. Two community leaders are honored for their commitment to LGBTQ youth in South Florida: Robert Loupo, co-founder of the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network and executive director of Safe Schools South Florida and Temple Israel. 7-11 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, treetop ballroom, Watson Island. $100 per person. $1,200 per table of 10. Details: www.pridelines.org.
"Homage to Sonia Calero" forms part of the 16th annual "International Ballet Fest of Miami" and gives homage to ballerina Sonia Calero and presents "Vision 21/21, " a book documenting local artistic personalities by Baltasar Martin. 5 p.m. CubaOcho Art & Research Center, 1475 SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 285-5880 or www.internationalballetfestival.org.
"An Artist Tribute" showcases local artists’ paintings and photography dedicated to Lupus survivors while benefiting the Lupus Foundation. Deco One Interior Group, interior design group of the new Forge restaurant in South Beach, displays their decor designs. Special Romero Britto pieces are also displayed and included in a silent auction. Also features Nicole Miller’s new fashion collection, South Florida firefighters selling their calendars for proceeds and complimentary appetizers served by chef Quenia Jean-Charles of MixStyles Catering. 7:30 p.m. Grand Central Miami, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami. $25 advance tickets. $30 at the door. Details: www.anartisttribute.eventbrite.com.
The Clevelander Hotel South Beach celebrates the football season with preseason party "Local Football Headquarters." This locals-only party features sports-themed games, drink and food specials and a Playoffs prediction contest. 3-7 p.m. The Clevelander Hotel South Beach, 1020 Ocean Drive, 1020 Lounge, Miami Beach. Free for Florida residents with valid ID. Details: www.facebook.com/clevelandersouthbeach.
BACK TO SCHOOL
The Village of Pinecrest hosts a "Back 2 School Bash" event of activities, workshops, demonstrations and unveiling of fall community programs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pinecrest Community Center, 5855 SW 111th St., Pinecrest. Free. Details: www.pinecrest-fl.gov.
"MaiArt River of Art Showcase and Happy Hour" networking event features South Florida artists and welcomes all attendees with a complimentary drink and tapas.
Featured artists include Dianne Romero Buitrago, Carlos Scott, Brent Miller, Mulet and
live painting by "Kazilla." 8-9 p.m. welcome drink and tapas. 9-11 p.m. reception. Maitardi, 163 NE 39th St., Miami. Free. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.lifeisartfest.org/?p=5781.
The Marlins Mermaids showcase their 2011-2012 Mermaids Calendar release with a fashion show and choreographed group performances. The first 10,000 fans at the Marlins game versus the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Sept. 3, receive a free Mermaids Calendar. 8 p.m. Grand Central Miami, 697 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: http://florida.marlins.mlb.com.
Vanidades magazine hosts "Vanidades Brides," a luxury bridal event for brides and grooms interested in meeting top vendors, wedding experts and stylists, winning prizes and enjoying live music performances. A "Groom’s Lounge" will feature cocktails, cigars and complimentary hot lather shaves and shoe shines by Razzle Dazzle Barbershop. Brides will be able to preview "Rosa Clará," a European bridal fashion house. JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25, with $5 off with RSVP prior to Aug. 26. Details: email@example.com.
The United Way Miami "Wine & Food Festival" and the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables launch "Wine Walk & Shop on the Mile." Select shops on Miracle Mile will serve guests a variety of summer wines and offer special pricing on merchandise. The first 100 guests to purchase tickets will receive exclusive event gift bags and complimentary valet parking. The event kicks off at Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe, where each guest will receive a wine-tasting glass and event program with an overview of the eight designated stops and wines they will be sampling at each. 6-8 p.m. Meeting point Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe, 124 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Locations vary. $25 per person. Details: (305) 646-7029 or www.miamiwinefestival.org/winewalk.