Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on February 16, 2012
The Yacht & Brokerage Show presents yachts and super yachts from international custom boat builders. This year’s show features more than 500 new and pre-owned vessels valued at more than $1 billion and covering more than 1.2 million square feet. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 16-19. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 20. Collins Avenue between 41st and 51st streets. Free. Details: (954) 764-7642 or (800) 940-7642 or www.showmanagement.com.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation presents its Friend of Israel Humanitarian Award to author, educator and attorney Alan M. Dershowitz at "The Main Event," a special evening benefiting the 2012 Federation/UJA Campaign. 5:30 p.m. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $95 per person over age 30 with a suggested minimum gift of $1,000 to the 2012 Federation/UJA Campaign. For those 30 and under, $54 per person with a suggested minimum gift of $365 to the 2012 Campaign. Details: (786) 866-8416 or www.jewishmiami.org.
Robert Hammond, co-founder of the High Line, and Philip Aarons, founding chair of the High Line, lecture on "The High Line-New York’s Park In The Sky: Lessons for Miami Marine Stadium" at the University of Miami School of Architecture. The presentation highlights similarities between The High Line’s successful renovation and the efforts of Friends of Miami Marine Stadium to save and restore the stadium. Friends of The High Line originated as a grassroots initiative, yet evolved into an organization capable of managing the restoration of a complex large scale project. 6 p.m. followed by a reception in the Perez Center’s Irvin Korach Gallery Feb. 17. Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center Glasgow Hall, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.arc.miami.edu.
The Miami Science Museum hosts its 10th anniversary Galaxy Gala, showcasing the museum’s mission and its new $275 million waterfront project in downtown Miami adjacent to the American Airlines Arena. The gala honors Walter Revell with the Miami Science Museum Award; David Lawrence Jr. with the Vanguard Award and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with the Visionary Award. Black tie optional or metallic chic. 5:30 p.m. reception and silent auction. 8 p.m. dinner and dancing. JW Marriott Marquis and Beaux Arts Hotel, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami. $500 per person. Table of 10 starting at $5,000. Details: (305) 646-4249 or www.miamisci.org/mediaportal.
LOVE & HOPE
The Diabetes Research Institute hosts its 38th annual Love and Hope Ball, a black-tie gala featuring a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and live entertainment including a performance by Barry Gibb to support the Institute’s cure-focused work. 6:30 p.m. cocktails. 7:30 p.m. dinner. Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood. $600 per person. Details: (954) 964-4040 or (800) 321-3437 or www.diabetesresearch.org/lovehopeball2012.
Lauren’s Light non-profit charity supports families with young children in which a parent has cancer. The charity presents "Family Matters: an Evening with Dave Barry," featuring a dialogue with this humorist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner; his wife and Miami Herald sportswriter Michelle Kaufman; and Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan. A live auction follows event. 7 p.m. Shoppes of MayFair, 3390 Mary St., Coconut Grove. $75 per person. Details: (305) 285-1202 or www.laurenslight.org.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose Diaz celebrates the 10th anniversary of the "Tribute to the Military 5K Run/Walk," serving as the event’s grand marshal. The event supports servicemen and women and their families. Race starts at 8 a.m. Merrick Park, 405 Biltmore Way, suite one, Coral Gables. Free to attend. Details: www.tributetothemilitary.org.
"RasaBoxes" at The PlayGround Theatre teaches eight emotional-energetic states known as "rasas" and the ways to create performances. The classes involve daily training including breath, voice and movement work. Open to individuals in all fields. 6-10 p.m. Classes through March 2. The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. $180. Details: (305) 751-9550 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.theplaygroundtheatre.com.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center celebrates Black History Month with a presentation of Langston Hughes’ poem "Langston Hughes Project, Ask Your Mama, Twelve Moods for Jazz." The performance features an adaptation of the poem by the Ron McCurdy Quartet with celebrity spoken word artist Malcolm Jamal-Warner. In addition, DelancyHill law firm hosts its eighth annual Black History Month celebration with a VIP reception honoring Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss. Proceeds from the VIP reception benefit the center’s education and outreach programs. 6 p.m. VIP reception in Black Box Studio. 8 p.m. performance. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. $5 via www.cultureshockmiami.com. $10-$30. Details: (786) 573-5300 or www.smdcac.org.
HEART TO HEART
The Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute hosts a community program, "Heart to Heart on Health," offering screenings and life-saving information. Featuring free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body composition; and a panel on heart disease. Speakers include cardiologist Jonathan Fialkow; John E. Gardner, EMS division chief for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue; interventional cardiologist Jonathan Roberts, and interventional cardiologist Ramon Quesada. 6-7 p.m. free screenings. 7-9 p.m. panel. Temple Beth Am, 5950 N Kendall Drive, Kendall. Free. Details: (786) 596-3812 or email@example.com.