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Written by Miami Today on October 18, 2012
The Miami Chapter of Autism Speaks honors outstanding individuals
and corporations for their exemplary leadership and commitment to the autism community at the second annual "Puzzle Pieces of our Community" gala. The evening event includes a silent auction followed by a formal dinner, dancing and entertainment provided by "Carlos Olivia y Los Sobrinos Del Juez." City of Doral Mayor, Juan Carlos Bermudez serves as keynote speaker and is one of this year’s honorees along with Albert Lopez from BDO; Michael Bileca from Main Street Children’s Dentistry Orthodontics; and The Herran Family of Sedano’s Supermarket. 7 p.m. registration and silent auction. 8:30 p.m. dinner and program. The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. $300. RSVP required. Details: (786) 235-1165 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://events.autismspeaks.org/puzzlepieces.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade hosts its sixth annual "Wild About Kids" black-tie optional gala, benefiting the organization’s programs for children in need. Celebrity South Florida artist David Le Batard donates a piece of his original artwork inspired by the organization’s mission statement to the silent auction. Elizabeth Elias, 13-year-old alumna of the organization, sings the national anthem to kick off the dinner program. 7 p.m. cocktail reception. 8 p.m. dinner program. 10:30 p.m. after party. Four Seasons Hotel Brickell, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $50 after party. $325 gala. RSVP required. Details: (305) 446-9910 ext. 30 or email@example.com or www.bgcmia.org.
"Holocaust: A Living Journey-Book" features a vibrant cast of ten post-graduate and undergraduate performers. The production uses the poetry of holocaust survivor and 1996 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Nelly Sachstogether with original monologues. Excerpts from Ann Frank’s original diary highlight the relevance of the documented experience. Several cello solos, recorded by Amernet String Quartet member Jason Calloway and New World School of the Arts clarinetist Carla Cao accompany this performance. 7 p.m. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 669-6990.
MDC’s Arts and Philosophy Department hosts a conversation with Cuban dancer Sonia Calero. Celebrated internationally, Calero shared a fruitful life and career with her equally famous husband and choreographer Alberto Alonso. She discusses her life experiences, both as wife and dancer. The presentation includes images of important moments in the history of Cuban dance. 7 p.m. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus,
300 NE Second Ave., room 7128, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3711 or www.mdc.edu.