Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on September 1, 2011
Miami Science Museum hosts an event showcase to highlight opportunities and ways the venue can be utilized for events. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.
The University of Miami Lowe Art Museum hosts a "Lowe Down" happy hour featuring door prizes by MIA shoes, sushi, full bar by Bacardi, wine and martinis by and a tour of the current exhibition, "Sacred Stories, Timeless Tales" by exhibition curator Denise Gerson. 7-9 p.m. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
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. 6-10 p.m. 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.
BEATS AFTER SUNSET
The Bass Museum of Art hosts "Beats After Sunset," their monthly happy hour event featuring live music, drinks and bites. Tour the museum’s current exhibits "Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection" and "Sandra Gamarra: At the Same Time (Al Mismo Tiempo.)" 8-10 p.m. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $8. Details: (305) 673-7530 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bassmuseum.org.
The Roxy Theatre Group offers classes in acting, voice, musical theatre, ballet, tumbling, jazz, hip hop, tap, technique and point for children and young adults ages 3-17. Children have performance opportunities during the school year, including showcases, outreach performances, competitions and a Broadway-style main-stage musical. 3:30-8:30 p.m. Monday —Friday. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Miami. Prices vary. Details: (305) 226-0030 or www.roxypac.com.
The University of Miami commemorates the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary with two special events: "Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Future Generations" panel and "Making a Difference" job fair. The panel is moderated by Helen Aguirre-Ferré, host of WPBT2. Panelists include Peace Corps director Aaron S. Williams, University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Knight Foundation president Alberto Ibargüen and Educate Tomorrow founder Virginia Emmons McNaught. The job fair showcases more than 20 employers including federal agencies like the FBI, the State Department, the IRS and Everglades National Park. 4-6 p.m. job fair. 6-7:30 p.m. panel. BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, fieldhouse, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-6486 or email@example.com.
ART DECO LECTURES
The Miami Design Preservation League presents "Mediterranean Revival: The Spanish Sub-text of the Miami Beach Architectural "Art Deco" District," a four-part lecture series and complementary exhibit on the influence of Spanish architecture in South Florida. The series kick off lecture "Shadows, Footprints, and Names: The Spanish Empire in North America" explores the influence of Spain on the later development of North America. Features Jeff Donnelly, speaker and lecturer in the American Studies Program at the University of Miami. 7 p.m. Additional lectures on Sept. 29, Oct. 25 and Nov. 15. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 672-2012 or http://www.mdpl.org/events/special-events/.
FASHION NIGHT OUT
The Village of Merrick Park hosts a "Fashion’s Night Out" event featuring live music, drinks and bites, modeling and a sneak peak of fall trends. Participants include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Diane von Furstenberg and Jimmy Choo. Also, donate gently worn handbags to help "Dress For Success Miami" women’s program. 6 p.m. Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables. Details: www.villageofmerrickpark.com.