Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on January 31, 2013
The Miami Beach Antique Show features 900 established dealers from 22 counties, including an additional 100 new exhibitors in a jewelry ballroom. Items include 17th to 19th century furniture; American and European silver; antique jewelry and watches from the Renaissance to Art Deco eras. Noon-8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Noon-6 p.m. Feb. 4. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $20 for four-day admission. Details: (239) 732-6642 or www.miamibeachantiqueshows.com.
The 20th Miami International Map Fair features antique maps from some of the finest map dealers in the world. Learn about cartography through a series of lectures by experts in the field and enjoy special events held throughout the weekend. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2-3. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5 HistoryMiami members. $15 others. Details: www.historymiami.org.
The 20th annual "Gala in the Garden" black-tie fundraiser benefits programs in conservation science, education, and horticulture and collection management. The theme of this year’s gala is "Botanical Tapestry," with co-chairs Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa. The event features a cocktail reception, a silent auction, dinner at the Lakeside Marquee surrounded by a tropical paradise with sounds of The Soul Survivors Orchestra. 6:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $600. $6,000 table of 10. Details: (305) 667-1651 ext. 33375 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fairchildgarden.org.
TASTE OF HABITAT
Habitat for Humanity’s Young Professionals and the Miami Beach Veiled Wine Society host "Taste of Habitat" networking event and wine tasting competition. Teams of 2-3 people needed with three bottles of wine each. 7:30 p.m. registration. 8:15 tasting competition. Mansion Nightclub, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $10 members. $20 others. Details: www.mbvws.org.
Celebrating Black History Month, MDC’s Homestead campus president, Dr. Jeanne Jacobs, is the featured speaker for the next "Bea Peskoe Lunchtime Lecture Series," delivering speech "Education—Advancing Our Dream." Noon. Homestead Community Center, 1601 N Krome Ave., Homestead. Free. Lunch available, by reservation only, for $10 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Details: (305) 230-9185 or (305) 237-5261 or www.mdc.edu/homestead.
The Great Wines Americas Tour 2013 showcases Italian wines with over thirty different selections in a walk-around tasting. 2-6 p.m. MDC Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 937-2488 or email@example.com or www.ieemusa.com.
The Coral Gables Museum opens exhibit "Plant Exploration: 80 Years at Montgomery Botanical Center" presented by the center’s executive director, Patrick Griffith. Mr. Griffith discusses the history of plant collecting at the center from 1932-2012, with historic and present day photos, and case studies. 7:30 p.m. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free for museum members. $5 others. Details: (305) 603-8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org.