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Heroes Unite: A Salute to Veterans

Heroes Unite: A Salute to VeteransSaturday, October 29, 7:30pm-1am – Rusty Pelican Ballroom, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne

Join Gala Ambassador, Chiquinquirá Delgado, celebrity guest and Orange is the New Black star, Selenis Leyva, and a very special group of men and women in uniform who have served our country with honor and pride, to pay tribute to our unsung heroes.

At Suited for Success, we understand that the right job training and core skills are crucial in breaking the cycle of unemployment. Although our veterans are highly trained, many have difficulty finding and keeping employment in the civilian world. Although the nation’s veteran unemployment rate has decreased in the past few years, Miami-Dade County veterans experience unemployment at a higher rate. Studies indicate that veterans may be unsuccessful for several reasons: lack of confidence on job interviews, a poor self-image in the workplace and limited resources to equip themselves with the necessities required for the job search. To achieve economic self-sufficiency, a support system is needed to bridge the gap between job training, gainful employment and employment retention. There are no other programs filling this need in Miami-Dade County.

Heroes Unite: A salute to veterans is an evening dedicated to these courageous men and women. The evening will begin with celebrity red carpet entrances, followed by a cocktail reception and silent auction. Following the cocktail hour, the celebration will officially commence! Attendees will enter the ballroom for a gourmet dinner and dancing. Throughout the ballroom Bacardi will be providing a selection of its signature brands. The evening’s entertainment will be extraordinary, and features internationally renowned music group Tártara and dance away to the sounds of the Miami Marlins’ own DJ Vertigo.

After dinner, guests can play their luck at the casino. From blackjack to poker, from slots to roulette, guests will have the opportunity to win magnificent prizes while raising funds for a worthy cause. All event proceeds will benefit Suited for Success & Dress for Success Miami employment skills training programs. Tickets are $500 per person. #HeroesUnite #SuitedforSuccessMiami #DressforSuccessMiami @DFSMiami @chiqui_delgado @selenis_leyva @RustyPelicanMI


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Kristi House’s Havana Nights

Kristi House’s Havana NightsSaturday, October 22, 7:30pm-12am – Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami Brickell

Kristi House‘s annual Dinner and Auction event, this year themed “Havana Nights,” and co-chaired by Maria Maloof & Kara Zeder, featured everything locals love about neighboring island of Cuba, including great cuisine, libations, music and dancing. The chic and lively evening featured superb Four Seasons gastronomy, fine wines and a luxury auction complete with live orchestra music, dancing, brandy and cigars to cap off the evening. The law firm of Marin, Eljaiek & Lopez were again lead sponsor with major support from Four Seasons Hotel and Republic National Distributing Company.

One hundred percent of the funds raised at Havana Nights will provide funding support for Kristi House, the only Children’s Advocacy Center in Miami-Dade responsible for direct services and system coordination for child sexual abuse victims. Most of the children served at Kristi House would have no other place to turn to for help. Last year Kristi House provided services more than 1,081 children who had been sexually abused, at no cost to them or their families because of the generosity of our community. #KristiHouse

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His House Children’s Home 13th Annual “Imagine” Gala

His House Children’s Home 13th Annual “Imagine” GalaSaturday, October 22, 7pm – JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

His House Children’s Home, a faith-based non-profit organization, celebrated its 13th Annual “Imagine” Charity Gala, produced by ‘A Touch of Class Events’ and sponsored by Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International. For over 26 years His House Children’s Home has worked to restore the joy in the lives of over 11,000 abused, abandoned or neglected children in South Florida.

The evening was hosted by Myriam Masihy, an investigative reporter for WSCV/Telemundo-51, who has received seven Emmy Awards and 14 Emmy nominations. Myriam and her husband are co-founders of Kakes 4 Kids, a charity that celebrates the birthdays of underprivileged and foster children in South Florida, including those at His House. #HHCH #ForHisKids @HisHouseMiami

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Coral Gables Community Foundation’s 2016 ‘A Passage to India’ Gala

Coral Gables Community Foundation’s 2016 'A Passage to India' GalaFriday, October 14, 7pm – Coral Gables Country Club, 997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables

The Coral Gables Community Foundation presented the 25th edition of its annual black tie gala, “A Passage to India,” co-chaired by Sissy DeMaria and Mary Young. Miami’s high society participated in a wondrous and romantic evening inspired by a place historically described as an intermix of times and civilization. The evening payed tribute to distinguished honorees: Armando Codina, Roberto Martinez, Trish and Dan Bell, Rick and Margarita Tonkinson, former Mayor Dorothy Thomson, and Nat Moore.

Traditional Indian folk musicians welcomed guests, while artists applied intricate henna, or “mehndi,” designs to the hands and palms of eager attendees. In addition to a silent auction and live entertainment, guests also enjoyed a dazzling gastronomic experience, appropriately enhanced with curries and spices, by classically trained chef Richard Hutton of the Coral Gables Country Club.

All proceeds generated from “A Passage to India” will benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation, a non-profit which fosters pivotal programs and initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life of community members residing in “The City Beautiful” and for generations to come. Established in 1991 and led by community leaders, the Coral Gables Community Foundation has long served as a philanthropic conduit within the City, connecting those individuals and corporations who are seeking to positively impact its citizens and the community’s overall growth. For 25 years, the Foundation has helped youth, elderly and disabled residents through a range of service, from providing dental care to children in-need, to sponsoring cultural activities and awarding an array of annual scholarships to deserving residents. #CGCFGALA @CGCF

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Artefacto’s 6th Annual Design House

Artefacto’s 6th Annual Design HouseThursday, October 13, 7pm-10pm – Artefacto Coral Gables, 4440 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables

Brazilian furnishings powerhouse Artefacto unveiled the 2017 edition of Design House, celebrating the brand’s 40th anniversary and “A Fashionable Life.” The exhibition opened in the Coral Gables showroom, where nine handpicked interior design firms curated spaces inspired by international fashion houses, from Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana to Pucci and Tom Ford. The star talents reflect both their personal style and essence of the sartorial brands, incorporating Artefacto’s new fall/winter collection into thoughtfully designed vignettes.

Models from Neiman Marcus also showcased the latest trends from each brand. Alison Antrobus and Ruby Ramirez even designed a vegan-friendly space in line with Stella McCartney’s commitment to animal activism! This year’s lineup of star designers + fashion houses includes:

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9th Annual Friends of St. Jude Miami “It’s All About The Kids”

9th Annual Friends of St. Jude Miami “It’s All About The Kids”Saturday, October 1, 7:30pm-11:30pm – JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami, the young professionals group dedicated to raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, hosted the 9th Annual International Dermatology “It’s All About the Kids”, a Havana Retro themed signature event, presented by the Andrés Asion Foundation at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami.

This year “It’s All About the Kids” is recognizing the Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of iHeartLatino, community activist and philanthropist, Enrique Santos with the “St. Jude Stephan Gutierrez Award.” His dedication to the mission of St. Jude has been exemplary and worthy of recognition.

“I support St. Jude because I have seen firsthand the lifesaving work and research that takes place. Work and research that would be impossible without support and donations,” said Enrique Santos. “All kids deserve a chance in life and cancer has impeded that for way too many. By supporting St. Jude we support life.”

This year’s hosts include award-winning journalist and anchor of Univision Network’s news-magazine show Primer Impacto Pamela Silva Conde and WPLG Local 10’s, Victor Oquendo. The evening featured a tasting menu and signature cocktail, “YOLO-Make a Difference,” which was inspired by Andres Asion, as well as entertainment by DJ Pete Diaz accompanied by the fun beats of the Bongos. #FriendsOfStJudeMiami #StJudeMiamiGala #StJude

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Swine Southern Table & Bar New Menu

Swine Southern Table & Bar New MenuWednesday, October 26, 6pm-8pm – Swine Southern Table & Bar, 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables

Coral Gables staple Swine Southern Table & Bar is kicking off the fall season with a fresh, revamped menu. Brand new items joining the menu include Southern Snacks like Buttermilk Fried Oyster and The King, a house-cured and smoked slab of bacon, with peanut butter, spice apple pie jelly and banana caramel, inspired by none other than Elvis Presley. Swine’s menu revamp will also be inclusive of Swine Signature dishes such as Hot Snapper She-Crab Etouffee, skillet seared and served with blistered Brussels sprouts, Bourbon Glazed Long Bone Pork Chop, with jalapeno cheddar grits, fried green tomatoes and red eye panther gravy, and Sticky Icky Pig Head, finished with Charleston Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka sauce. #SwineSouthern

Rebecca Taylor Grand Opening at Aventura Mall

Rebecca Taylor Grand Opening at Aventura MallTuesday, October 25, 7pm-9pm – Aventura Mall, Lower Level, 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura

Fashionistas joined hosts Dr. Margo Brilliant, Eileen Youtie, and Jayne Weintraub Sale at Rebecca Taylor’s new Miami store for an event to benefit Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program. Enjoy exclusive shopping incentives through November 11th when mention the organization for a percentage of your purchase to benefit Women of Tomorrow. @WomenofTomorrow @MyRebeccaTaylor @AventuraMall

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The #BrickellStateofMind “block party” event will feature community partner outdoor and indoor activities that celebrate the three differentiators of living in Brickell. Celebrate the relaunch of, featuring activations by community partners and indoor and outdoor activities!
– Get a sneak peek at Brickell’s new Equinox and SoulCycle.
– The Woof Republic creates a #brickelldog mini playfield, plus doggie bag giveaways.
– Take pictures in the @doinmiami social lounge and Instagram takeover.
– Get a look at Brickell’s pedestrian growth with The Underline, a new linear, urban park trail.
– Complimentary food and beverage provided by @eggwhitesmiami.
#BrickellStateofMind @BrickellMiami


Taco Bar Tuesday at American Social Brickell

Taco Bar Tuesday at American Social BrickellTuesday, October 25, 5pm-1am – American Social Brickell, 690 SW 1st Ct, Miami Brickell

Starting on Tuesday October 25th #AmSo Brickell is bringing #AmSo Las Olas’s hit Taco Bar to Miami! Join them every Tuesday Night for great Tacos, Tequila, and Vibes! Indulge in $15.95 All You Can Eat Tacos (make them yourself at the bar), $7 Bottomless Guacamole, and sip on Patron Roca $7 Shots, $10 Margaritas, $35 Margarita 48oz Pitcher, $5 Dos Equis Lager/Amber, and $10 Loaded Dos Equis $10. @AmericanSocial2

2016 Common Field Convening Miami

2016 Common Field Convening MiamiOctober 20 – 23, Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami

The Common Field Convening is an itinerant annual gathering created by and for the field of visual artists’ organizations. These organizations support artists and foster experimental projects that are responsive to and embedded in the places and communities in which they live and work.

This years convening in Miami investigates the contexts and conditions of experimental arts organizing in a time of accelerated capitalism. The convening is organized in collaborating partnership by Miami’s BFI (Bas Fisher Invitational), Cannonball, Dimensions Variable, and Locust Projects, an alliance of local Miami organizers and a national Common Field team.

The 2016 program includes panels, breakouts, data blitzes, workshops, events, tours, and celebrations throughout the city. This year’s program includes a variety of formats for intimate conversation, peer-to-peer exchange and cross-pollination around both practical and value driven issues. It also provides forums for Common Field members to connect and strategize trajectories for the year ahead.

Tickets for the event are $150 / $125 for Common Field members. The tickets include access to the Thursday opening, two full days of panels and sessions, Sunday tours, light breakfasts and lunches on Friday and Saturday, and a dazzling array of social events. Tickets also include opportunities to present and share project and organizational information with other attendees. #CommonFieldMIA


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Bowlero Miami Grand Opening Celebration

Bowlero Miami Grand Opening CelebrationSaturday, October 15, 10am-2pm – Bowlero at Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th Street, Miami

After a multimillion-dollar renovation, Bowlmor AMF, celebrated grand opening of  the Dolphin Mall’s newest and coolest destination for bowling, laser tag, dining, and innovative fun – Bowlero Miami, hosted by actress and model Elizabeth Gutiérrez. Formerly Strike Miami, Bowlero offers a fresh, new spin on the typical bowling experience, combining upscale amenities, inventive eats, and a hip, modern style to create the perfect setting for every occasion, from unforgettable family nights to over-the-top private parties and corporate events. The completely updated, 35,000-square-foot venue features 34 lanes of black-light bowling, a high-end sports bar and dining area, and a brand-new, state-of-the-art extreme laser tag arena.

There’s a chic, captivating, club-inspired atmosphere that greets guests from the moment they roll into Bowlero Miami. Plush laneside loungers, massive hi-def video screens, quirky-cool wall graphics, and a touch of modern whimsy all come together to form the kind of edgy, eclectic setting that has come to define the Bowlero brand. Look around and you’ll discover the perfect backdrop for any type of group event or party—all artfully produced by Bowlero’s in-house team of professional event personnel who specialize in planning and executing one-of-a-kind occasions.

Kids and adults alike will also experience the irresistible fun of Bowlero’s newest addition—laser tag! The venue’s massive arena can accommodate up to 25 players at a time and offers 2,500 square feet of exhilarating entertainment set in a fun, futuristic environment. Brand-new laser tag party packages are now available for kids’ birthday parties, private functions, and corporate events.

Bowlero Miami’s “Go Crazy” menu, features Instagram-worthy specialties like the gigantic “Party Pretzel” and the signature “Behemoth Burger”—a 5-lb, 14-inch-round party burger named one of America’s top burgers by USA Today. For dessert, Bowlero will offer its signature “S’Mores Skillet”—a deliciously sweet dish made with crunchy graham crackers, melted milk chocolate, oversized marshmallows, and a drizzle of caramel. And who can resist Bowlero’s world-class bar, which features dining booths, large flat-screen TVs, and an engaging design that invites guests to mix, mingle, and indulge in one of Bowlero’s specialty cocktails like the Pinky Swear Martini or its Endless Summer Sangria.

Boys & Girls Clubs Gala Kick-Off Luncheon Onboard the NCL Escape

Boys & Girls Clubs Gala Kick-Off Luncheon Onboard the NCL EscapeSaturday, October 15, 10:30am-4pm – Portm Miami, 1015 N America Way, Miami

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade hosted its kick-off luncheon for the 10th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala on-board the Norwegian Escape, the latest and largest state-of-the-art vessel from Norwegian Cruise Line. Proceeds from “Wild About Kids” Gala on November 12th at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most. #WAK2016 @BGCMia

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Grand Opening cassa brickell

Grand Opening cassa brickellThursday, October 13, 7pm-10pm – cassa brickell, 201 SW 17th Road, Miami Brickell

Guests enjoyed a rooftop soiree with sweeping views featuring Ignacio Gana sculptures, and cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, provided by MG Events to mark completion of Brickell’s innovative, boutique residential project. cassa brickell an 81-unit boutique residence project by TSG Paragon Development, is a 10-story development designed by Carlos Ponce de Leon, with its rooftop vegetable garden, summer kitchen, infinity pool, vertical garden and fitness center, as signature amenities.

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34th Miami Film Festival Poster Unveiling

34th Miami Film Festival Poster UnveilingWednesday, October 12, 7:30pm-10pm – Faena Miami Beach Hotel, 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival has selected Argentinian designer, photographer and graphic artist Juan Gatti, founder of Gatti Studios in Madrid, as the official poster artist for the 34th edition. The poster was unveiled following the screening of Juan Gatti: Main Titles, a collection of Gatti’s most iconic credit sequence designs, at the Faena Miami Beach Hotel. This year’s artwork will be remembered as one of the most passionate and intricate designs to date.

Having recently lent his seductively ornate style to Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Gatti is renowned for his work as an illustrator for advertising agencies, magazines, and record covers. For over four decades, Gatti has contributed some of modern cinema’s most unique credit and title sequences, in films for Pedro Almodóvar (including Women on the Nervous Breakdown, High Heels, Broken Embraces, Volver), Alex de la Iglesia, Manuel Gómez Pereira, Susan Seidelman, Félix Sabroso and many more.

Gatti has worked as a designer in New York, and Madrid, with other fashion and culture greats through the countercultural movement in the 1970s, and held the post of art director of Italian Vogue, as well as art director of CBS Records. Gatti was bestowed with Spain’s National Design Award in 2004 and the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in 2009. #MiamiFF @MiamiFilmFest

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