Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on December 1, 2011
ART & HOSPITALITY
Arts for a Better World hosts a breakfast and exhibit with presentation "How Art Benefits the Hotel Industry" by Sebastien Laboureau, curator of Arts for a Better World and fine art advisor. Each guest is asked to bring an unwrapped toy to be distributed to the Miami Police Athletic League and the City of Miami Police Department. 9-10:30 a.m. Surfcomber Hotel Miami-South Beach, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $15. Details: (305) 531-3553 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.artsforabetterworld.com.
MYSTERY ART SHOW
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach hosts celebrity designers and established and emerging artists from Miami and around the world for the eighth edition of the Master’s Mystery Art Show to raise funds for the Florida International University Master’s in Fine Arts Program. Original 6-by-9-inch works of art are created by artists and signed only on the back to reveal the name after their sale. This year’s fashion designers include Romero Britto; Peruvian-born Eduardo de las Casas and former head Designer for Bill Blass and Perry Ellis, Jacqueline Quinn. Noon-7 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, One Lincoln Road Miami Beach. Free to attend. Details: (786) 276-4006 or email@example.com.
The University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts panel "Mexico-US Relations: Trends, Issues and Implications." Featured panelists include Bruce Bagley, chairman and professor, University of Miami; Agustín Barrios Gómez, partner with Estrategias Creativas in Mexico; Isabel Studer, director of the Center for Dialogue and Analysis on North America at Tecnológico de Mexico, Monterrey; and Gustavo Vega, director of Centro de Estudios Internacionales in El Colegio de Mèxico, Mexico. 8 a.m.-8:15 a.m. registration and continental breakfast. 8:15-9:45 a.m. program. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Venetian room, Coral Gables. Free for academics and students with ID. $30 others. Details: (305) 284-9871 or www.miami.edu/chp.
The Miami Art Museum hosts the MAM Ball, the museum’s major fundraiser. Local artists Carlos Betancourt, Jacin Giordano, Michael Loveland, Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Martin Oppel, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Jen Stark and Frances Trombly are showcased. Includes a viewing of Miami-based artist Dara Friedman’s latest video, "Dancer." 7 p.m.-midnight. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Glimmer Ballroom, Miami Beach. $1,000 single tickets. $10,000 to $25,000 tables. Details: (305) 375-5935 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
CRASH THE BALL
The Miami Art Museum hosts Crash the Ball, celebrating Miami’s art community as the official after party of the MAM Ball. 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Glimmer Terrace, Miami Beach. $75 MAM Contemporaries. $100 pre-sale. $150 at the door. Details: (305) 375-5935 or email@example.com or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Ron Bergeron and the Zoological Society of Florida host "Alligator Ron’s Holiday Hoedown" to benefit Zoo Miami’s upcoming exhibit "Florida: Mission Everglades." Country-themed entertainment and cuisine will make the fundraiser a wild western party. Shadow Creek, one of South Florida’s country bands, performs popular country hits. 6:30-11:30 p.m. Green Glades Ranch, 21111 SW 16th St., Weston. Levels of participation range from $150- $5,000. Details: (305) 255-5551 or www.zoomiami.org or www.holidayhoedown.com.
Miami Dade College’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives host panel "Mexico’s Security Crisis," featuring experts discussing Mexico’s efforts against drug trafficking and how narco-trafficking has had social, political and economic effects in the country. Panelists include Jesús Alberto López Gonzalez, general director and professor at El Colegio de Veracruz, Mexico; Ariel Armony, CLAS director and professor, University of Miami; Professor Victor Vazquez Hernandez, MDC Social Sciences Chair; and Bruce Bagley, professor and chair of the political science department at University of Miami. Carlos Barrezueta, executive director of MDC’s CLACI, will moderate. 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., building 3 room 3208-09, Miami. Free. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mdc.edu.
Seraphic Fire chamber choir presents its annual candlelight holiday concerts "O Holy Night: Christmas with Seraphic Fire," in Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties performing seasonal carols and Gregorian chants. 7:30 p.m. St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church, 126 SE 15th Road, Miami. Additional performances through Dec. 20. Times and venues vary. $50. Details: www.seraphicfire.org.