Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Daily Candy Halloween

October 31, 2007
Scare Tactics
Halloween Lexicon

Interstate 95 at 4 p.m. on a Friday. Club Deuce at 9 a.m. on a Tuesday. Miami can be scary at times. So in the spirit of the most frightening time of all, we present the spooktacular Halloween Lexicon.

children of the porn
n. The girls who are way too young to be wearing the slutty Halloween costumes.

count mackula
n. The dude who takes advantage of being in costume to hit on anyone and everyone.

n. Air of superiority while wearing a really awesome costume. (Sure, putting rocks in her dress pockets and going as Virginia Woolf was genius, but we could do without the costude.)

flaunted house
n. The house that always goes way overboard with the Halloween lawn decorations.

n. The guy who takes advantage of being in costume to cop a feel. See also count mackula.

freddy cougar
n. The old chick who totally rocks her slutty Halloween costume.

shalloween party
n. Just another lame SoBe hotel party disguised as a Halloween event.

n. The friend who says he’s totally wearing a costume then shows up in a T-shirt with a pumpkin on it.

Linkedin for Miami

TO: Friends,

Several times in recent months I have organized networking events called LinkedinLIVE to give people in my network the opportunity to meet one another in business-oriented social settings.

Now, using the GROUPS function of I have now established an official LINKEDIN GROUP called

(About LinkedIn Groups -- LinkedIn now offers LinkedIn Groups, a new way for groups to bring value to their members. Many professionals advance their business goals by counting on professional groups, alumni groups and workgroups to make vital new business contacts which will enhance their trusted connections)

As a member of my Linkedin network, you are pre-approved for this group.

If you would like to enroll, please go to:

In the days ahead, the members of will be invited to participate in a variety of activities and special events.

Please let me know what types of activities would be of interest to you.


Seth Gordon > Managing Partner > Gordon Reyes & Company
Marketing > Business Development > Communications > Public Affairs

All Ivy Plus Nov 29 2007

Back by popular demand....
Join ALL IVY +
at Capital Grille
444 Brickell Avenue
from 6pm - 8:30pm
Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres

ALSO...mark your calendars for NOVEMBER 14th, the very first in our monthly All Ivy + Dinner Series. Details to come...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jobs October 2007

Miami, FL Loyalty Marketing Manager Celebrity Cruises Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
Miami, FL US Marketing and Sales Director Kelly Services
Miami, FL International Marketing Manager Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Miami, FL Sr.Manager, Finance Burger King Corporation
Miami, FL On-Line & Direct Marketing Manager LAN Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL General Manager (In Country-Caribbean- Jamaica ) DHL
Miami, FL Financial Analyst, Telemundo Studios New! NBC Universal
Miami, FL Field Marketing Manager-Miami, FL. New! Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Miami, FL Sr.Manager, Finance Burger King Corporation

IAA Presents 2007 Cannes Lion Winners at University of Miami; Tuesday, November 6 from 6:00 to 9‏

The 2007 Cannes Festival was bigger and better than ever with new entrants, new categories and new winners including this year’s Titanium Award for best creative innovation won by local, global creative powerhouse Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Mark your calendar for November 6 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables and come and meet past and current Cannes Lion winning creative directors and hear where they think advertising is going from a creative, media and integration standpoint.

Chuck Porter, Chairman, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Philippe Bonnery, Senior Art Director from la comunidad
Alejandro Berbari, Creative Director from Black Sheep Communications
Bruce Turkel, CEO/Executive Creative Director from Turkel

Refreshments and cocktails will be served
before and after the showing

Call Jennifer Torres de Navarra now at
to reserve your space.

$20 for IAA members & $30 for non-members

University of Miami School of Communication
offers free-parking area for attendees.
for directions.

University of Miami School of Communication Courtyard

Time: 6:00PM

Free Parking behind School of Communication

Refreshments included

Call Jennifer Torres de Navarra now at
786-346-7264 to reserve your space.

$20 for IAA
$30 non-members

Events of the Week with Saks Fashion Show Photo Gallery‏ Oct 31 to Nov 5 2007

Guardians of the Children Luncheon

Tuesday, October 30 at 11:15 a.m.

Luncheon and Valentino Runway Fashion show presented by the Jackson Memorial Foundation Guardian Angels will benefit Holtz Children's Hospital. Preview the Valentino Resort 2008 Collection and see dazzling jewels by Chopard being worn by Luncheon Chairs Patricia Hirsch, Andria Ares Holtz, Amarilis Osorio and Deborah Robins. Channel 10 News Anchors Laurie Jennings and Dwight Lauderdale will emcee, and AT&T Florida is this year's platinum sponsor. Tickets are $150 per person.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Luncheon and Fashion Show for St. Jude's

Tuesday, October 30 at noon

See a magnificent collection of furs and outerwear presented by Bisang. Town and Country Magazine is the sponsor with proceeds going to St. Jude Children's Research. Reception begins at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served following the fashion show.

Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour

Sight Night

Through Wednesday, October 31

Team Metro is trying to "scare up" used eyeglasses instead of candy this Halloween. The used eyewear will be recycled by Give the Give of Sight and Lions Clubs International and hand delivered to underprivileged people around the world. In the past 9 years more than 900,000 pairs of glasses have been collected - let's make it a million! Drop off used prescription glasses and non-prescription sunglasses, big or small, chic or not! Email for more information.

Team Metro Northwest
7630 N.W. 186th Street, Miami

Women's Auxiliary Annual Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, October 31 at 11 a.m.

The Greater Miami Women's Auxiliary at the Miami Jewish Home & Hospital will honor longtime South Floridian Florence Hecht with the 2007 Pioneer Award given in recognition of selfless community service, and Marcia Zerivitz with the Woman of the Year Award for her dedicated community leadership. The luncheon begins with a cocktail reception at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Proceeds benefit "Love on Wheels," underwriting the services of 11 wheelchair transporters whose sole job it is to help the Home's frail and elderly move to and from activities on the campus.

Westview Country Club
2601 N.W. 119th Street, Miami

Cocowalk Halloween Celebrations

Wednesday, October 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kids and adults alike are welcome for a spooktacular time. The "Kids Only" Halloween Celebration gets underway for local Coconut Grove Elementary School Children to trick or treat in their costumes. Prizes awarded to one winner from each school, compliments of CocoWalk. When the sun sets, adults will enjoy live entertainment, with a spicy performance by renowned Salsa Singer Carlos Manuel and his Band. Door prizes and giveaways for adults too!

3015 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove

10th Annual Halloween on the Mile

Wednesday, October 31 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The whole family will enjoy Halloween on the Mile. There is candy for the kids, plus a haunted house, costume contest, scavenger hunt and lots more. The Humane Society of Greater Miami is sponsoring a "Best Dog Costume Contest" so your 4-legged family members are welcome too!

Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

Light the Night

Wednesday, October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Bring the whole family for a Halloween festival for kids of all ages. Games and candy, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, live music, and dance performances at 6 and 7 p.m. in the main auditorium. See Freddick Bratcher and Company Contemporary Dance Theater's "The Creation," choreographed by Freddick Bratcher and Melissa Llewellyn. It's all free and open to the public - no scary costumes, please!

Miami Vineyard Community Church
14260 S.W. 119th Avenue, Miami

Women's Day Luncheon

Friday, November 2 at 11 a.m.

Alper JCC welcomes Judy Gold and Kate Moira Ryan as guest speakers for the Women's Day Luncheon. Stand-up comic and 2-time Emmy Award winning actress Judy Gold and award-winning playwright Kate Moira Ryan gathered stories from Jewish mothers to create the critically acclaimed Off Broadway hit show, "25 Questions For A Jewish Mother." Their success continues in a new book by the same name that is filled with anecdotes that are poignant, hilarious and heart-warming. Tickets range from $50 to $70.

Signature Gardens
12725 S.W. 122nd Avenue, Miami
305-271-9000, Ext. 268

Foster Care Review Lunch at Joe's Stone Crab

Friday, November 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Support Foster Care Review and have a fabulous lunch at the legendary Joe's Stone Crab! FCR is a not-for-profit organization that recruits volunteers and trains them to assist the Juvenile Court in monitoring the safety and wellbeing of children in Miami-Dade's foster care system. Now you too can help these children by attending Foster Care's annual luncheon. Besides tons of stone crabs and all the fixings, there will be an incredible raffle for a 7-night cruise, hotel stays, Heat tickets, and lots more. Tickets for lunch are $200.

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-573-6665, Ext 180 (Kadie Black)

Indoor Fireworks Gala Kick-Off Party

Friday, November 2 at 8 p.m.

Partners en Pointe, a savvy support group for Miami City Ballet, is hosting an elegant by-invitation-only cocktail party to kick-off the World Premiere Opening Night Gala of the Twyla Tharp/Elvis Costello collaboration. Fabulous fare and cocktails will be provided by The Setai's award-winning Exec. Chef Jonathan Wright. Gala sponsors Graff, Neiman Marcus and Silversea will be on hand to highlight the incredible prizes that are part of the Indoor Fireworks Drawing. The gala, named "Indoor Fireworks" after a Costello song, is slated for March 28 at Carnival Center. Join Partners en Pointe by calling T.J. Morales today.

The Setai
2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-929-7000, Ext. 1412 (T.J. Morales)

14th Annual Hands On Miami Day

Saturday, November 3 from 8:15 a.m. to noon

Be part of the largest service event in Miami! Hands On Miami Day, presented by Carnival Cruise Lines, is the organization's annual fundraising day of community service. More than 4000 volunteers will help paint, plant trees, beautify schools, create murals and clean up neighborhoods around the county. Registering and selecting a project online is easy. Funds raised through registration fees and sponsorships support programming all year long. Volunteers receive breakfast, courtesy of Starbucks, a Hands On Miami t-shirt, and a post-project party at Finnegans on the River (401 S.W. Third Avenue). Volunteer today - for a sense of community and accomplishment! Call or email

25 Project Sites all over the County!

United Way Young Leaders' Volunteer Project

Saturday, November 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Help United Way's Young Leaders complete their project as part of Hands On Miami Day. This active group of young leaders are helping to renovate Westview Middle School. They will paint the school's mascot on the front of the school, as well as colorful murals along the hallways. The school's landscaping will be embellished with a beautiful butterfly garden, a stone/mulch path, shrubs lining the sideway and a small fence. A memorial will be dedicated in honor of a young student from the school. Here's how to volunteer: Go to and register as part of the Young Leaders group. Follow prompts to Westview Middle School project.

Westview Middle School
1901 N.W. 127th Street, Miami
305-646-7019 (Marisa Montalvo)

Sleepless Night

Saturday, November 3 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Set your clocks now to fall back and culture forward because Sleepless Night will be in Miami Beach in the blink of an eye! From dance performances and sculpture gardens to live bands and street parades, the free, 13-hour innovative cultural affair will get underway at 6 p.m. and not stop till sunrise at 6 a.m. the next day. Sleepless Night is a collaboration of all the city's major cultural institutions, theaters, galleries, and arts organizations, along with hotels, shops, nightclubs, restaurants and individual artists and presenters. Events for children will be held during the earlier part of the night. Free public transportation will connect four major zones of activity - North Beach, Collins Park, Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. Live performances will take place on the buses so that participants will not miss a moment of culture. Sleepless Night is produced by the City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council. See a complete listing of events and sponsors.

City-wide on Miami Beach

9th Annual Crystal Vision Gala

Saturday, November 3 at 6 p.m.

The Art & Culture Center of Hollywood hosts its ninth annual gala with Beatlemania Live! performing and the presentation of Crystal Awards to this year's honorees: Nicki E. Grossman, Silvia Flores, M.D., Hollywood Police Chief James Scarberry, David W. Singer, Esq., and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, with special recognition to retiring Commissioner Sal Oliveri. CBS-4 anchor Erika von Tiehl will emcee. Reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., then dinner, awards, show and dancing. The Beatles Tribute Band will reintroduce you to music from each era of the Fab Four, complete with costumes. Tickets are $250, and the event is chaired by Cameron Benson and Alan Koslow, Esq.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

Baptist Hospital White Diamonds Ball

Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Step into the intrigue and glamour of a James Bond thriller when you attend this year's Baptist Hospital Ball, "White Diamonds," with entertainment by Gemini. Co-chaired by Dr. Edward and Maira Abraham and Maria Camila and German Leiva, the gala raises funds to help build the hospital's new Emergency Center now under construction. Baptist Hospital's Emergency Center is the second busiest in the county, treating over 200 patients every day. Support a worthy cause and have a wonderful evening. Tickets are $450.

Radisson Miami Hotel
1600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
786-596-8954 (Lori Elsbree)

The Great Gatsby

Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.

The Gold-Diggers, Inc., a theatrical company that performs in support of charities, is set to present a marvelous gala filled with entertainment for their annual fall fundraiser. Dinner, music, live auctions and prizes will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America and Food for Life Network. More than 60 women from Miami-Dade and Broward help raise money and bring awareness to these charities. Tickets are $75 per person; $1,000 for a VIP table of 10.

Riviera Country Club
1155 Blue Rd, Coral Gables

Beaux Arts Ball

Saturday, November 3 at 7 p.m.

Miami's oldest costume ball requests that you "Come As You Were" for this year's Beaux Arts Ball. Guests are encouraged to wear nostalgic costumes that conjure up past eras or lives. Cocktails and the silent auction preview begin at 7 p.m., followed by dinner, dancing and the traditional parade of costumes. Godfrey del Rio is sparking up the décor, and Steve Chase's upbeat musicians will keep the crowd on their feet dancing. A special thanks to Southern Wine & Spirits who generously underwrote the wine and spirits. Tickets are $275, and proceeds fund art exhibitions, improvements and acquisitions for the Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami. Email for tickets and information.

The Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami

Palm & Cycad Sale

Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4

More than 250 species of palms and cycads are available for sale in the Fairchild Garden amphitheater area. This 2-day sale is sponsored by the South Florida Palm Society. Admission to the garden is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for kids 6-17 and free for Fairchild members and younger children.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

Volunteers Needed for JNF's Green Sunday!

Sunday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to take part in Jewish National Fund's annual "Green Sunday" Phone-a-thon. JNF will be making calls to raise funds to build new communities in Israel, like their "Blueprint Negev Campaign" in the South and their Northern Renewal Campaign to restore forests destroyed by Hezbollah in 2006. A few hours of your time can help a lot. There will be food, raffles and prizes for volunteer callers, plus camaraderie and the satisfaction of helping. High school students who make calls will receive community service hours.

Aventura Office

"Bebe" Rebozo Memorial Golf Classic

Monday, November 5 at 10 a.m.

The Carmen Rebozo Foundation joins the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to host a golf outing and banquet to support programming and services for disadvantaged youth in our community. Entry fees include gift bags, complimentary parking, green fees, cart, range balls, box lunch, on-course beverages, gourmet banquet and awards ceremony. A putting contest gets underway at 11:30 a.m., and the shotgun start promptly at 12:30 p.m. Dinner and awards ceremony after the tournament. Entry fee for foursomes is $1000. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the dinner only for $100.

Miami Beach Golf Club
2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach
305-446-9910, Ext. 13 (Mayra Gonzalez)

Opening Meeting and Luncheon for NOTABLES

Tuesday, November 6 at 11 a.m.

The NOTABLES kick off another exciting year at their opening meeting and lunch underwritten by longtime supporter Linda Zilber. On the top of the agenda will be the new Multi-Sensory Environment Room, generously donated to Douglas Gardens by BlueCross BlueShield of Florida, which will be introduced by way of a special video featuring Elliott Rodriguez, CBS-4 Anchor. The MSE Room with its cutting-edge sensory therapy programs provides a revolutionary stress-free environment for Alzheimer's patients. NOTABLES Founder and Chairman Bella Goldstein and President Mickey Dworkin (pictured) will share plans for the Black Tie Gala, "Dancing with the Stars," set for January 12 at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa. Call Ricki to learn how to join and be part of upcoming events.

Williams Island Club
4500 Island Boulevard, Williams Island
305-762-1371 (Ricki Diamond)

2nd Annual Miami's 50 Savviest Singles

Wednesday, November 7 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Hope Center honors South Florida's 50 Savviest Singles at one of South Beach's savviest clubs. These individuals have made their mark on South Florida and share the spirit of community service. Hats off to these extraordinary individuals! Meet them and their friends at The Fifth. Watch for photos and bios of the 50 Savviest Singles soon to appear as a special insert in Miami New Times.

The Fifth Nightclub
5th Street and Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach

Evensky & Katz 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 a.m.

Enjoy 18 holes of competition on the newly redesigned course by famed course designer Brian Silvia. Proceeds will benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation's Youth 4 Tomorrow Program and other local charities. Registration, breakfast & driving range practice begins at 7:30 a.m., and a shotgun start at 8:30. Entry fee is $175; foursome $650. Non-golfers may attend lunch for $50.

Biltmore Golf Course
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
305-448-8882, Ext. 211 (Sandra or David)

3rd Annual IKF Latin American Art Auction 2007

Thursday, November 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Known as "the collector's auction," you'll find world class art offered in silent and live auctions. New this year is the Collector's Corner, a select group of donated works by South Florida collectors, who are contributing to IKF's efforts. This signature event for the International Kids Fund (IKF), a program of Jackson Memorial Foundation, is devoted to art, charity and fun. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres provided. Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. Proceeds go to providing medical care to needy children from around the world who suffer from serious illnesses and cannot be treated in their home countries. Who can say no?

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)
1018 N. Miami Avenue, Miami


November 9
Project: New Born/Bal Harbour Shops Fashion Show Luncheon

November 11
?Endless Possibilities?

November 14
Fashion for Friends

November 14
2007 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

November 16
Hope for All Ball and 10th Annual Mayor?s Ball

November 16
Casablanca: Miami Magic

November 17
The Miami 5K Sprint for Darfur

November 17
3rd Annual Journey of Dreams Benefit

November 17
Tropical Celebration

November 17
Opening Night Gala

November 18
Simon Evening of Giving

November 29
Fourth Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony

November 29
Festival of the Trees

December 3
Pre-Art Basel Party

December 7
?Doing Business in Paradise?

Upcoming Events

What When
Project: New Born/Bal Harbour Shops Fashion Show Luncheon Friday, November 9
“Endless Possibilities” Sunday, November 11
Fashion for Friends Wednesday, November 14
2007 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Wednesday, November 14
Hope for All Ball and 10th Annual Mayor’s Ball Friday, November 16
Casablanca: Miami Magic Friday, November 16
The Miami 5K Sprint for Darfur Saturday, November 17
3rd Annual Journey of Dreams Benefit Saturday, November 17
Tropical Celebration Saturday, November 17
Opening Night Gala Saturday, November 17
Simon Evening of Giving Sunday, November 18
Fourth Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony Thursday, November 29
Festival of the Trees Thursday, November 29
Pre-Art Basel Party Monday, December 3
“Doing Business in Paradise” Friday, December 7

Charitable Raffle for a Family in Need

Jose Hernandez is a local golf pro at the Ray Boone Golf school. He works at the Miami Beach golf course. His daughter was born prematurely and she has had many health complications that led to a lengthy hospital stay. His family has incurred substantial hospital and doctors bills. One of the members at the golf course has put together a raffle to help his family with their bills. The raffle will be held at the Miami Beach golf course on November 4th. Attendance is not required..Each ticket costs $35.00. The raffle items are as follows...Autographed Dwayne Wade basketball, Autographed Alonzo Morning basketball, Cleveland Hi Bore driver, Cleveland Irons, Cleveland putter, bottles of 10 cane rum, free teeth whitening session at a local dentist office, Two gift certificates to Finnegans on the river,bottles of wine, and more.....All raffle participants will have the opportunity to attend an auction for a fishing trip that has a value of $1,000.00. In order to participate in the auction you must attend the raffle drawing at the Miami Beach golf course on November 4th. Please email for further information. Please let him know how you heard about the raffle.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Hillary event in NYC December 13 2007

Florida Women for HILLARY Leaders:

Please join our Florida Delegation traveling to New York City for the Winter HILLARY Summit on December 13th. We are organizing a dinner in Miami on November 13th or the 20th. More details to follow.


This will be the last national fundraising event of 2007, and we hope that you will join us for this day on Thursday, December 13th at the New York Hilton in New York City. The program will be composed of two fundraising events:

· Morning Leadership Meeting

This meeting will be an opportunity to be briefed by top campaign officials and have a discussion with Senator Hillary Clinton.


· The Board Room Luncheon

This meeting will be for all those who have raised a minimum of $10,000 for the Winter Summit. This will be a roundtable discussion with Senator Hillary Clinton.

Levels of Participation (only primary funds will be accepted):

· $1,000 for Morning Leadership Meeting

· $2,300 for premium seating at the Leadership Meeting AND ticket to the Countdown to ‘08” Evening Cocktails

· $10,000 raised to be in the Board Room Luncheon

For those that have maxed out at $2,300 to the primary campaign, we are asking that you sell one ticket at $2,300 or two tickets at $1,000 and come free. There are limited seats available at the $1,000 level.

We hope that you will all be able to join us at The Winter Summit: Grand Finale 2007, as it promises to be one of the most memorable and important national events of Hillary Clinton’s primary campaign.

Please contact Linda Bird or call me at 954 491-8767 for further details.

Many thanks.

Linda W. Bird
Democratic Professionals Council
Broward/Dade Chapter

The mission of the Democratic Professionals Council is to re-engage area professionals in Democratic politics.

The DPC is one of the largest Democratic groups in Florida. Each DPC event includes a networking reception and luncheon with a Democratic leader. The only charge for attendance at a DPC event is the cost of the function.

Contributions to the Democratic Professionals Council are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Paid for by Democratic Professionals Council and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Jobs October 2007

Miami, FL Loyalty Marketing Manager Celebrity Cruises Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
Miami, FL Latin American Marketing Manager GE Healthcare
Miami, FL SrMgr,ProductMkting Sony Electronics Inc.
Hallandale, FL Promotions Coordinator Mardi Gras Gaming
Miami, FL Graphic Designer New! Carnival Center for the Performing Arts

VP Bus Dev NEEDED in Boston, Chicago or DC‏

We are conducting an executive search for a VP of Business Development. This technology company has successfully grown rapidly to over 85 employees and has many reference-able Fortune 500 clients. It continuously and successfully beats the competition and is ranked above all their competitors. The CEO is ready to position the company for an exit. He needs someone with experience putting together relationships in the facilities management marketplace. This person must have worked with companies like Serco, Honeywell, Tandberg, Jones Lang LaSalle, Grubb & Ellis, Polyvision and/or companies in the Facilities Management marketplace and will have generated either millions of dollars in contract value or an exit. This is an excellent opportunity to hit a homerun within a couple of years. Position can be located in the Boston, Chicago or Washington DC area. This is a key hire. Board is willing to put together the right package for the right candidate.

Please let me know if you know someone that would be a good match for this opportunity. Whenever you refer someone to us that we place, we will send you a check for $1000 as a Referral Bonus. Please make sure the person you refer mentions your name so you can get credit for the referral. Or send me the person's contact info and we will contact the person directly. (Phone number and email address preferred.) We also have several other executive positions open with other clients, so please check out the list on our website: Listed below my signature is additional information about this opportunity. Also, the complete job description is listed on our website, along with all of our other open positions.

TO APPLY FOR A POSITION, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE: * CLICK ON THE POSITION: VP Business Development Thank you very much for your time. Sincerely, Carolyne Carolyne P. Connor, Founder & PresidentMATCHSTAR VENTURE SEARCH {!}1395 Piccard Drive, Suite #180Rockville, MD 20850415.520.4600 (direct)415.276.1900 (fax) MatchStar Venture Search will be featured with a monthly blog on the home page of the AlwaysOn Network. The blog, titled "Ask The Recruiter," is a Dear Abby of sorts for the tech exec community, where MatchStar President Carolyne Connor fields Q&A from company executives and candidates searching for world class people and growth opportunities. The monthly blog can be found on the home page of AlwaysOn at or directly at

POSITION: VP of Business Development. COMPANY: This technology company has successfully grown rapidly to over 85 employees and has many reference-able Fortune 500 clients. It continuously and successfully beats the competition and is ranked above all their competitors. The CEO is ready to position the company for an exit. LOCATION: Position can be located in the Boston, Chicago or Washington DC area. CEO prefers someone who already lives in one of these areas. However, he is flexible to relocate the right candidate. COMPENSATION: Compensation package will include a significant base salary, bonus, full benefits and a strong equity play. This is a key hire. Board is willing to put together the right package for the right candidate. MANAGEMENT STYLE/CORPORATE CULTURE: Position reports to the CEO. He operates at an extremely fast pace and prefers to be "hands off." He will help set goals and priorities, then give you room to succeed. You will need to work closely with the CEO on developing a key relationship Serco, Honeywell, Tandberg, Jones Lang LaSalle, Grubb & Ellis, Polyvision and/or companies in the Facilities Management marketplace. Need someone that can think strategically, and come to him when necessary. Need someone who is self-disciplined and can hit the ground running. Candidates need to be highly effective at managing their own time and priorities. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: -- Must have put together relationships with Serco, Honeywell, Tandberg, Jones Lang LaSalle, Grubb & Ellis, Polyvision and/or companies in the Facilities Management marketplace that generated either millions of dollars in contract value or an exit. -- Must understand technology and how to apply it. More importantly, they need to know how to get into the doors of Serco, Honeywell, Tandberg, Jones Lang LaSalle, Grubb & Ellis, Polyvision and/or companies in the Facilities Management marketplace and create a value statement. Candidates need to have a rolodex of some key players at either Serco, Honeywell, Tandberg, Jones Lang LaSalle, Grubb & Ellis, Polyvision and/or companies in the Facilities Management marketplace -- Must be comfortable prospecting, building and extending relationships, writing a deal memo, negotiating contracts, etc. Someone with strong customer presentation skills including PowerPoint is required. Also, business and revenue modeling with Excel is required. Need someone who is good at building relationships and managing short as well as long sales cycles. Revenue creation and relationship development is critical. . -- Prefer someone with experience working in a dynamic environment, pure startup, startup within a large organization, spin-off, or an emerging market. Need someone who is flexible to travel as necessary and wants to work in an environment that constantly changes. Someone who has a strong entrepreneurial drive and spirit is required. -- Must be hands-on and able to just roll up your sleeves and get the job done. Need someone who is experienced at driving the process from start to finish. Need someone who can drive the deal from initiating the dialogue, to managing the process, to negotiating the terms, and closing the agreement. If you are used to taking the deal to a certain level before turning it over to another department or person, then this is not the right opportunity for you.

Click on this link if you do not wish to receive similar email messages in the future:

Visit telemundo studios October 31 2007

Hello All,

This is your last chance to sign up for Telemundo Talks (in English) coming up on Wednesday (Halloween). This is no trick and it will definitely be a treat – but we need a head count…and Telemundo has asked us for names (for security purposes)! We’ve had a great response and the space is small so please let us know if you are planning on coming.

Telemundo Studios Production Workshop

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Where: Telemundo Studios
7355 NW 41ST ST
Miami, FL
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Come to hear from the production experts at Telemundo Studios in Miami. Telemundo Studios produces more than 1,000 hours a year of Spanish language original programming, specifically made for Hispanics in the US and around the world. Seasoned producers will share with participants different production techniques and plans covering live production operations, live to tape, and novelas. The seminar will conclude with a 30 minute tour of the Telemundo Studios facilities with a chance to observe a novela production as its rolling.

Check out some of the other opportunities below:

Entertainment Industry Incubator


e-incubator Arts events Oct 29-Nov 3

Auditions for Singers and Dancers on October 28 at Royal Caribbean Production Studios located at 2700 Hollywood Blvd. We will be auditioning Professional Singers and Dancers who will portray parts between the ages of 18-40. Everyone auditioning must bring a current picture and resume.

u1:src="cid:image001.jpg@01C816F7.00741580" u1:shapes="_x0000_Mail">Dancers and Singers Sign in at 10:15am and Audition at 10:45am.
Also accepting resumes for: Stage & Production Managers, Cruise Directors, Sound & Light Technicians, Cruise/ Activities Staff. For more information please visit our website WWW.ROYALCARIBBEANPRODUCTIONS.COM

This is an invitation to a roundtable program, "Arts Means Business; Benefits of Corporate Investment in Miami's Cultural Community", which will be held on October 30 from 5P – 7P at Miami-Dade College's Wolfson Campus. Space is limited so, if you have not already done so, please make your reservation to attend ASAP. The purposes of this program are to bring Miami-Dade's business and cultural organizations together to address both the impact of property tax reform on the funding of local cultural organizations, and the interdependence of the business and cultural communities for the success of their own organizations and Miami-Dade County's economic future.

This roundtable is being co-hosted by and is the result of the generous efforts of a number of organizations and businesses in Miami-Dade County, including the Creative Industries Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami-Dade College, Arts & Business Council of Miami, South Florida Youth Symphony, South Florida Business Journal, Cavita Reserve, Turbulence Advertising and the City of Miami Mayor's Office of Film & Cultural Affairs.

SOB'S & FUNDarte present

Date & Time

November 9, 2007
8:00 p.m.

November 9, 2007
10:00 p.m.


Click here for secure online ticketing

Free before 7pm for women
$10 for gentlemen between 5pm-7pm
$10 for all between 7-8pm
$15 for all after 8pm
Free admission w/ dinner reservation before 7pm

204 Varick Street at West Houston
New York

Click here for a
Map and Directions

Date & Time

October 27, 2007
8.00 p.m.


Click here for secure online ticketing

Tickets on sale today!

$75, $52, $43, $34
$5 discount in each price for Students, Seniors, and Group Rates,
only at MDCA Box Office.
Box Office Hours:
M-F 9:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tickets by Phone: 305. 358. 5885

General Information: 305. 547. 5414

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street

Click here for a
Map and Directions

OCTOBER 28, 2007, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

(The Pink Church)

2331 NE 26th Avenue - Pompano Beach FL 33062

The Spire Series

of the

First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach

Presents The Annual




South Florida’s best organists performing

terrifying toccatas with haunting harmonies on the

Great Pipe Organ

Fun and fright for all ages! A safe and fun Halloween experience for the entire family featuring the area’s finest organists performing on one of South Florida’s largest pipe organs.

Count Dracula will play the famous Bach Toccata and Fugue in d minor. Audience costumes are encouraged!

The concert is free- No tickets are required. Free will offerings will be received.

For more information please call the church music office at

(954) 941-2308, extension 23 - email:

Carnival Center Presents performances in November

World Music from India

Nov. 2 & 3- Musafir: Gypsies of Rajasthan

This comcert takes you on a musical journey through the Thar Desert of Rajasthan in western India and southeastern Pakistan, the original home of the wandering gypsies. Featuring choreography that is equal parts dance and acrobatics and an ensemble of Indian folk musicians and Hindustani classical artists on indigenous flutes, strings, cymbals and drums of various shapes and sizes. Let the dancers and musicians of Musafir take you to a foreign land; you’ll feel the splendor and hear the heart of Rajasthan.

Studio Theater- ALL TICKETS $25

Kids and Families

Nov. 3 - Dan Zanes and Friends -Catch that Train

Dan Zanes throws a song-and-dance hootenanny for 21st-century kids and their families. As seen on “Playhouse Disney,” the show is filled with irresistible tunes and danceable beats drawn from a wealth of musical traditions. “The band’s live shows create the happiest concert vibe since Woodstock. With a lot less drugs and mud” (New York Magazine).

Knight Concert Hall

WHO: South Beach Chamber Ensemble, Inc.
827 16th Street, Suite #12
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Thomas Moore, violin
Michael Andrews, cello
Ciro Fodere, piano

WHAT: South Beach Chamber Ensemble 10th anniversary concerts

Sunday, November 4 at 4 PM
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 673-7256

Tuesday, November 6 at 8 PM
Barry University Cor Jesu Chapel
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161

Beethoven Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69
Brahms Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 108
Bruch Pieces for Piano Trio, Op. 83

South Beach Chamber Ensemble, Inc.
827 16th Street, Suite #12
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 673-2183

Please come and celebrate our 10th anniversary on November 4 at the
Miami Beach Botanical garden. The celebration includes a
complimentary concert of great music to thank you for 10 years of
patronage, an exciting raffle of diamonds, sapphires, art and a
luxury stay at the Royal Palm Hotel on Miami Beach plus cool

November 6 concert is $15 adults/ $10 students and seniors (Barry U
students and faculty free with Barry U ID)

Full Moon November 24 2007

Host: Random Full Moon People (not Victor)
Location: Miami Beach around NE 75th - 85th Street
around NE 75th - 85th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33 US
When: Saturday, November 24, 8:00PM

Matthew McConaughey may not be there naked playing his Bongos...

...but, as many of you know or have heard, every month on the first day of the Full Moon as dusk approaches, the beach around NE 75th - 85th Street slowly fills people, music & dancing.

* circa NE 75th to 85th Street and the Beach

* Saturday, Nov 24 @ around 8:30 or 9pm

* Blankets, Childhood Freedom & Hand Drums if you play
* Drinking on the beach is illegal...and so is J-Walking

* Location may be difficult to find & Police may disrupt activities early



FIU Green Forum: Climate Issues‏ November 9 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Advertising Account Director Job in Ft Lauderdale, FL‏

The position is for a Advertising Account Director in Ft Lauderdale, FL.

For more details or to apply simply visit our website:

Not a fit for this job? Search all of our open jobs:

The job details:

Advertising Account Director - Retail - Print, TV, Radio
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL or Hollywood, FL
Salary Range: 110,000 - 140,000

Advertising Account Director - Retail - Print, TV, Radio

If you are an experienced Account Director with at least 3+ years of Advertising Agency and experience managing a retail client - Read on!

What you need to apply - 3+ years of experience with all of the following:

* Account management or supervisory experience at an Advertising Agency
* Managing a retail client
* Being the liaison between a Creative Department and the client
* Ability to communicate with clients clearly, professionally, effectively and consistently
* TV, Print and Radio advertising experience, ideally for a retail client

What the job entails:

* Working directly with our large retail client managing their marketing and advertising needs
* Team management and mentorship
* Media planning, buying, and management – generate traffic/insertion orders as needed
* Gross Income Projections
* Create and Maintain Client Budgets
* Proofread and review all client’s creative and serve as an outside proofer as needed
* Communicate with clients clearly, professionally, effectively and consistently
* Must develop a working knowledge of clients and the home building industry
* Develop a working knowledge of the Branding Process and assist as needed
* Client/Miles financials

What's in it for you:

* Working with a top Advertising Agency in an Entrepreneurial environment.
* Competitive salary and benefits package
* Working with one of the country's leading Home Building branding and communications firm

So, If you are an experienced Account Director with at least 3+ years of Advertising Agency and experience managing a retail client - Apply Now!


If you are ready to join a winning team and take the next step in your career, apply today:

Know someone else who is a fit for this position? Refer a friend & earn one thousand dollars if they get the job:

Happy where you are? Great! We will only email you when we find a new job that may be a good fit for your background. You can also use the link below if you would like us to hold off on emails to you about new jobs.

Good luck in your searches,


Jodi Cohen | Senior Recruiter | CyberCoders

CyberCoders | 42 Discovery | Irvine, CA 92618 |

Tickets on Sale

Melissa Etheridge
Hard Rock Live
Hollywood, FL
Sat, 11/17/07
On Sale Fri, 10/26/07

Willie Nelson
Hard Rock Live
Hollywood, FL
Sun, 01/13/08
On Sale Fri, 10/26/07

Australian Pink Floyd
The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Sat, 12/01/07
On Sale Fri, 10/26/07 Cafe Tacuba
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
Miami, FL
Sun, 12/16/07
On Sale Tue, 10/23/07
Ambassador Bobby Jones & Friends In Concert
University Center Arena at NSU
Davie, FL
Sun, 11/18/07
On Sale Mon, 10/22/07 Dennis Deyoung & the Music of Styx
Broward Ctr for the Perf Arts Au Rene Theatre
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Fri, 01/18/08
On Sale Mon, 10/22/07
Between the Buried and Me
Culture Room
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Fri, 11/30/07
On Sale Fri, 10/26/07 Soda Stereo
American Airlines Arena
Miami, FL
Tue, 12/04/07 more dates
On Sale Mon, 10/22/07
My Fair Lady
Ziff Ballet Opera House Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
Miami, FL
Tue, 12/18/07 more dates
On Sale Sun, 10/28/07 James Devine's Tapeire
The Studio at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, 11/29/07 more dates
On Sale Fri, 10/26/07
The Studio at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, 11/15/07 more dates
On Sale Fri, 10/26/07 Mano a Mano
The Studio at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, 12/20/07 more dates
On Sale Fri, 10/26/07
The Ricordi Opera Gala
Miami Dade County Auditorium
Miami, FL
Sat, 01/19/08
On Sale Mon, 10/22/07 El Circo De Enriqueta y Agapito
The Studio at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, 01/05/08
On Sale Sun, 10/28/07
Julio Bocca Ballet Argent Presents Bocca Tango
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
Miami, FL
Sun, 11/04/07
On Sale Wed, 10/24/07 20th Anniversary Gala Tribute To Jaco Pastorius
Broward Ctr for the Perf Arts Amaturo
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sun, 12/02/07
On Sale Sun, 10/21/07
Becoming a Man In 127 Easy Steps
The Studio at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, 01/25/08 more dates
On Sale Mon, 10/29/07 Aopt Presents Que Viva LA Muerte!
Colony Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Fri, 11/09/07 more dates
On Sale Tue, 10/23/07
The 51st Dreamstate
Colony Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Fri, 11/16/07 more dates
On Sale Thu, 10/25/07

Hands on Miami Voluntering October- November 2007

HOT Projects

Bedtime Stories
Volunteers visit the Salvation Army shelter for homeless children to read bedtime stories and make sure their dreams are sweet. First Timers project. Experienced volunteers are also welcome! Family- friendly: minimum age with an adult is 16. (8-10 volunteers) (project #19)
Neighborhood: Miami
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 6th · 6:30pm - 7:30pm
VL: Sania Elshorbgy 786-351- 3744 (cell)

HOM Supports "Miracle on 136th Street" Holiday Parade

The Falls Shopping Center's best loved signature event is the "Miracle on 136th Street" Holiday Parade, which is celebrating its 11th year. The parade is the official kick-off to the holiday season at The Falls and Santa's magical arrival.

The parade will take place on Saturday, November 17th 11:30am to 6:00pm. However, volunteers MUST attend an orientation on Saturday, November 10th if they wish to participate in this great community event.

The DEADLINE to sign-up and participate in the orientation/event is Wednesday, November 7th 2007.

Volunteers are needed to support parade logistics such as:
Pacers to keep the parade moving
Greet Miami-Dade dignitaries
Coordinate parade's floats
Manage booths (including HOM's)
Distribute booklets
For more information please contact Lucia Goyen at 305-646-7462/

Sponsor HOM Day 2007!

HOM Day 2007 Donations!

Can't come out on November 3rd, but you still want help? You can! Hands On Miami is in need of tools for HOM Day 2007! Volunteers can donate the following tools:

Ladders (3', 6' and 8')
Cutting shears
Hands rakes
Hand trowels
Pointed trowels
Gardening rakes
Yard Rakes
Post Hole diggers
For more information please contact:
Jeff Tampakes 305-646-7251 and


Special Volunteer Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: These are not Hands On Miami volunteer projects. You will not receive volunteer hours from Hands On Miami.
Thanksgiving Food Distribution
Every year all of Team Metro organizes various food drives and Thanksgiving Day turkey distributions to low income families. Here is a great chance to really give back to the community by helping those less fortunate than us to enjoy this national holiday with good food and good intentions.
When: The entire week of Thanksgiving Day which starts November 19th, 2007.
For more information, contact Joe Chao at 305-222-2133 or at
"Spreading the Love" Radio Thon
Support the efforts of McDonald's, Mega 94.9 and DSLi to raise money for a great cause, The Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of South Florida.

Since it's establishment, RMHC of South Florida has provided a safe home for over
22, 000 families. Miami's Ronald McDonald House is located in the heart of Jackson Memorial Hospital! Support the RMHC by volunteering during one of the radio thon's three shifts. Volunteers will answer the phones during the special event as Mega 94.9 listeners' call to make a donation to the charity.
When: Friday, November 9th · 8:00am - 11:00am; 11:00am - 3:00pm; 3:00pm - 6:00pm

For more information, contact Soraya Rivera-Moya (305) 324-5683 ext. 2

Career Expo at the Miami Fair and Expo Center
The event is free to the community and will bring over 100 local employers to meet local job seekers. We also offer free resume review and career workshops for job seekers!
When: Thursday, November 1st 2007
For more information visit

Learn to live your Yoga November 2-5 ‏ 2007

DATE: November 2-5, 2007
LOCATION: Marriott Harbour Beach
MORE: For registration and lodging
Call 1-800-944-1001

Immerse yourself in the warmth and sun of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for three days of blissful yoga.
At Omega's annual Being Yoga conference, we'll explore, study, and practice yoga in its many forms and learn what it means to "live your yoga."

Topics include meditation, asana, pranayama, yogic texts and philosophy, chanting and trance dance, and the therapeutic applications of asana practice.

Whether you're relatively new to yoga, an advanced student, or a teacher, we invite you to examine the breadth and depth of yoga and share with others the way yoga continues to integrate itself more deeply and meaningfully into our lives and our modern, Western society.

We welcome you to our yoga community, where you'll learn to take your yoga off the mat and into the world.


It is not speech which we should want to know: we should know the speaker.
It is not things seen which we should want to know: we should know the seer.
It is not sounds which we should want to know: we should know the hearer.
It is not mind which we should want to know; we should know the thinker.
-Kaushitaki Upanishad 3.8

Faculty includes:
Sherri Baptiste
Maya Breuer
Kofi Busia
Rev. Jaganath Carrera
Seane Corn
Nischala Joy Devi
Sharon Gannon
Ximena Gutiérrez
International Association of Yoga Therapists
Amy Ippoliti
Frank Iszak
Serpil Iszak
John Kepner
Jonny Kest
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
Gurushabd Singh Khalsa
Gary Kraftsow
Cyndi Lee
David Life Tias Little
Jana Long
Kino MacGregor
Biff Mithoefer
Sri Dharma Mittra
Aadil Palkhivala
Daniel Paul
Shiva Rea
Matthew Sanford
Jill Satterfield
Dina Scalone-Romero
Rod Stryker
David Swenson
Matthew Taylor
Paul Toliuszis
Jai Uttal
Joan White
Mark Whitwell
Duncan Wong

I Love Yoga Brand
I Love Yoga

Event for Obama November 11 2007

Host Committee

Jared Asch, Allison Cammack, Jaret Davis, Marlon Hill, Lynn Overmann, & Benjamin Wolkov

*Committee in formation

Cordially invite you to join them

for a reception with

Congressman Robert Wexler


Obama for America

Sunday, November 11, 2007

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cielo Restaurant

3390 Mary Street

Streets of Mayfair

Coconut Grove, Florida

Suggested Contribution: $50


RSVP now at:

Or call Jessica Clark at (305) 442‐7464 or

October 30 Simon Cruz

Please Join in welcoming my friend, the future "Mayor" of Miami Beach ,
SIMON CRUZ, this Tuesday evening Oct 30th, 2007 from 7.30PM - 9.30PM at the TEMPLE HOUSE. Hors d'Oeuvres and drinks will be served. Kindly RSVP immediately as space is limited.

October 31

Shining Stars Pr
Michael Madd Abebe Lewis
Along with
Bullet Proof Management

Welcomes you to
R&B Sensation
Label Signing Celebration"
Hosted by The "Diaz Bros" & More
"The Select Few" Vip Dinner reception

This will be immediately followed by

Murder Inc's 1st annual
Blackout Halloween Party

Hosted by
Ja Rule * Irv Gotti
The Murder Inc family & surprise guests

(Costume or all black upscale attire required)

"Vh1" will be on hand with the camera crew to film
Irv Gotti's new smash hit reality show
"Gotti's way"

Grey Goose Open bar from 9p-11p
For all dressed in costumes.

*** A special Note From Shining Stars Pr:

This will be a very special
Dinner Party &
"All New & Improved Miami Live" That You Don’t Want To Miss.
Please Arrive Early To Avoid Any Issues At The Door.
Doors Open for Dinner, Drinks & Networking
At 9pm
All Guest Lists Close @ 11pm.

For dinner or table reservation please call:
Shining Stars Pr. @

Newsletter Weekly Intention - 10/14/07‏

Zestful Power

What are the most enjoyable and exciting qualities of your life? Can you experience and feel them? This week notice if you are being zestful in all your conversations.

Mastering Relationships in Your Life

Are you looking to elevate at least one relationship in your your life? We recommend that you experience our next Being Champion Workshop on Saturday, November 17, 2007.

We will look at how often we lack the core abilities to master emotions and to translate that intelligence into personal and professional success.

You will depart that day with:

1) Clarity & Ease from your experience in Standing Meditation & BC Breathing techniques.
2) A new Vision for your life.
3) A game plan and structure to fulfill your intentions.
4) Three (3) scheduled 30 minutes coaching (phone) sessions.

To register, and for more details click below. It's easy and affordable. The workshop starts when you commit.

Also, Roberto is available at 786-556-2494 to answer any questions

Sleepless Night November 3 2007

Spectacular Line-up for Sleepless Night
World-class Art, Culture and Entertainment Planned Citywide in One Night

“Levity II” Luminarium (Zone 2)
Set your clocks now to fall back and culture forward because Sleepless Night will be in Miami Beach in the blink of an eye. From dance performances and sculpture gardens to live bands and street parades, the free, innovative cultural affair will awaken at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, and will not rest until sunrise at 6:00 a.m. the next day. That will actually be 13 hours – not 12 – due to the end of Daylight Savings Time when the clocks will be set back to 1:00 a.m. at 2:00 a.m., resulting in an extra hour.

This innovative citywide showcase of culture first began internationally when Paris hosted the first Nuit Blanche event in 2002. The success of the event in Paris has made it an annual city celebration and has become an international trend, spreading to cities such as Rome, Madrid, Brussels, Toronto, and now, for the first time in the United States in Miami Beach – a city known as a global trend-setting destination.

Sleepless Night is a collaboration of all the city’s major cultural institutions, theaters, galleries and arts organizations, along with hotels, shops, nightclubs, restaurants, and individual artists and presenters. Every medium of cultural expression will be represented simultaneously during Sleepless Night – all presented without admission charge.

The following zones represent where events will be held throughout the night:

Zone 1: North Beach
Normandy Fountain, North Beach Band Shell, North Shore Park and the Byron Carlyle Theater.

From dance performances at the fountain to a giant rainbow, the northern gates of Miami Beach will be beating with theatrical “Aromas” and world rhythms.

Zone 2: Collins Park
Collins Park, Rotunda, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach Library, Miami City Ballet Studios, and the beach.

From the park to the beach, the cultural campus will surround itself with lifting and animated premiere performances. Enjoy a sneak preview of the Florida premiere of Spiegel’s internationally recognized tantalizing provocateurs and get into high fashion, high energy with the Miami Modern Luxury fashion show.

ArtCenter / South Florida (Zone 3)

Anglers Resort Hotel, hosting
The Miami Jazz Project (Zone 4)
Zone 3: Lincoln Road
Recognized as one of the hottest shopping and dining destinations in the country, Lincoln Road is also known as a cultural center of South Florida. Sleepless Night brings to you performances from the New World Symphony and multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning producer/composer/songwriter Rudy Perez with special guests to take over Miami Beach. Stroll the infamous Española Way to see live performance enhancements of silent firm classics by the Miami Beach Film Society and Cinematheque, or enjoy some of South Florida’s finest exhibits at ArtCenter / South Florida.

Zone 4: Ocean Drive & Washington Ave
Wolfsonian-FIU, Jewish Museum, World Erotic Art Museum, Lummus Park, Ocean Drive and the beach.

In the heart of the Art Deco District, the innovative and fashion-forward couture from world-renowned designer Barbara Hulanicki will walk the runway throughout the night while the creatures of the night come alive with a grand procession of giant specimens and live music. Sleepless Night will awake the new day here with a performance that will not be forgotten. Click for expanded coverage

Friday, October 26, 2007


ANDRES CEPEDA e INES GAVIRIA en concierto! Hoy jueves @ Studio A‏

New restaurant- Dolores But you can call me lolita

Daily candy- Appetizers like the serrano ham croquettes and gazpacho (for which they’ll give you the recipe) are free with the purchase of an entree, including dishes such as scallops with mango puree and Kobe beef mini burgers. For dessert, don’t be afraid to dive into the Spanish-style creme brulee.

Located in a historic Brickell fire station — formerly Tim Hardaway’s Firehouse Four — the newly opened (and very affordable) Dolores is a dreamy space straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog: candles, matte silver accents, dishes stacked on exposed glass shelves, and billowing curtains.

Dolores but You Can Call Me Lolita, 1000 South Miami Avenue (305-403-3104).

New restaurant- Dolores But you can call me lolita

Daily candy- Appetizers like the serrano ham croquettes and gazpacho (for which they’ll give you the recipe) are free with the purchase of an entree, including dishes such as scallops with mango puree and Kobe beef mini burgers. For dessert, don’t be afraid to dive into the Spanish-style creme brulee.

Dolores but You Can Call Me Lolita, 1000 South Miami Avenue (305-403-3104).

i dream: CAUTION: Humans Sleeping....11/3/07

i dream:

CAUTION: humans sleeping

Dreams come alive in a spectacular street theater performance: “idream: Caution: Humans Sleeping,” a performance installation byNatasha Tsakos, Carolina Pagani, Octavio Campos, LavoisierX-perience/Craig Richter and CircX. This beautifully bizarre spectaclefeatures electroluminescent costuming, dance, theater, and aspectacular display of trampoline artistry! Presented by New Times.



11.03.07 | 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. |

so much to do, you’ll need the extra hour

Thursday, October 25, 2007

AFTER PARTY for the Community Partnership for the Homeless Gala October 26 2007

Friday night, you can let your philanthropic side loose and make a serious impact by attending the AFTER PARTY for the Community Partnership for the Homeless Gala. This is an amazing organization, so come out and support CPH which has made unprecedented strides in confronting Miami's homeless problem. The party goes from 10pm - 1am at the JW Marriott and tix are just $50 per person (which includes open bar, music, and dessert bar). Please RSVP by visiting paypal at and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Prom Night 1957 October 25 2007

Prom Night: Class of 1957
held at Blink Studios
Saturday Oct. 21, 2007

Brought to you by Supermarket Creative, Gorillas, Gen Art, Quintessentially.
Cocktails are courtesy of Belvedere, Hennessy and 10 Cane.

Event begins at 10 pm.
Space is limited and based on capacity.


This is a private event. All guests must be 21 and up. Invitation is not transferable.

Blink Studios is located at 521 Michigan Ave, Miami Beach.

Thank You,
The Supermarket Creative Team.

Mysterytones October 26 2007

The Mysterytones return to Titanic friday night... 3 sets of funky stuff 10PM-2AM Titanic Brewery 5813 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables Friday Oct 26 Come on down....

Colony Sleepless Night November 3 2007

On November 3, 2007, the City of Miami Beach is presenting its own version of Sleepless Night, an all night event of dance, music, theater, film etc. previously launched in Paris, Madrid, Rome, Brussels, Riga, Toronto and Montreal.

I was invited to contribute a film program for this event so I present to you an "all nighter" celebrating romance in film at the historic
Colony Theater on Miami Beach. When was the last time you got to see Casablanca on the big screen? Program details are below. Have fun!

In addition to the film program, two video installations made by local and talented artists specifically for this event will be projected on the exterior of the Colony the entire night. One of the installations is shot on 16mm and the other is interactive, covering two very different exploratory film and video formats.

Please check out their website for ALL INFORMATION.

Thank you and have a fantastic night,
rhonda mitrani buchman
still dreaming pictures

"Classics at the Colony Theater"

10:pm Casablanca (1942) is an Oscar-winning romance film set in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. It focuses on Rick's conflict between, in the words of one character, love and virtue: he must choose between his love for Ilsa and doing the right thing, helping her and her Resistance leader husband escape from Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
Running Time: 102 minutes

11:45pm Annie Hall (1977) is an Academy Award-winning, romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. It is one of Allen's most popular films: it won numerous awards at the time of its release, and in 2002 Roger Ebert referred to it as "just about everyone's favorite Woody Allen movie"[1]. Allen had previously been known as a maker of zany comedies; the director has described Annie Hall as "a major turning point",[2] as it brought a new level of seriousness to his work, in addition to consolidating his signature cinematic style, which includes long, realistically-written scenes of conversation, often shot in uninterrupted takes, and an equal thematic investment in both hilarity and heartbreak.
Running Time: 93 minutes

2:30am Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) is an Academy Award-winning American romance film by director Michel Gondry. The film uses a science fiction element to explore the nature of memory and love. It is directed by Michel Gondry, who worked on the story with Charlie Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth, a French performance artist. Kaufman and Bismuth won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2005. The film stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. The movie's title is taken from the poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope which was the story of a tragic love affair.
Running Time: 103 minutes

Installations on the exterior of The Colony Theater:

Artists: Clifton Childree and Nikki Rollason
This installation titled "Nighty Night" is an original work for Sleepless in Miami is a two side-by-side projections in 16mm of a man and a woman each in their own bed. The images together will create a room with two beds. The films will be looped insomnia sagas to be projected on the side of a building. Combining dance and stop-motion animation, we will explore that dreamy state between awake and asleep. With overhead views of the beds and superimposed close ups on the periphery, the visual relationship will be different with each viewing and new meaning will be created.

Artist: Ivan Ma tinez
The project entitled "My Generation's Legacy, Anxiety and Complacency", consists of digital projections transmitting live and pre-designed content. As the title suggest, the piece will create a visual survey between the two mind-sets shaped as a result of our current era. Participating viewers on the street will play an integral role to the art's progression and atmosphere. There will constantly be two main images battling for attention, the "anxiety" and the "complacent". The software being used allows for the artist to become an interactive DJ, mixing and intertwining videos. At different moments by walking across the camera's sight, the viewer will be able to control environmental elements surrounding the main images.

Daily Candy Weekend recommendations October 25-28 2007

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

Got your costume yet?

The Bugchasers
What: Octavio Campos’s latest multimedia work explores sex, lies, and death-wish eroticism.
Why: Better on stage than in your bed.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. (305-949-6722). Tickets online at

B.E.D. Reopens
What: The SoBe nightlife institution got a makeover and is ready for business again.
Why: Sheet, it’s about time.
When: Opening party, Sat., 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Daily, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.
Where: 929 Washington Ave. (305-532-9070).

Shop Miami
What: Splurge on clothes and accessories, score free drinks and beauty services.
Why: Party like a frock star.
When: Thurs., 7-11 p.m.
Where: Alfred I Dupont Building, 169 E. Flagler St. Tickets at 305-695-8200.

Chocolate Tapas Bar
What: Chocolate mini desserts, fountains, dipped strawberries, and cake station.
Why: You go cuckoo for cacao.
When: Every Fri. & Sat., 9 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave. (305-381-3190).

Muse in the Gables Benefit
What: All proceeds from all beauty treatments go to the American Cancer Society.
Why: Bring the girls, support “the girls.”
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1420 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables (305-446-9696).

Social Miami- Art events end of Oct, Nov

Ensemble Amarcord
October 25 at 7:30 p.m.

This all-male German award-winning vocal group returns to Miami for another electrifying concert as part of the St. Thomas Episcopal Parish's 2007 Eisenhart Concert Series. Ensemble Amarcord's blend of humor, charm, elegance, flawless intonation, featuring rarely heard homogeneity and unwavering vocal virtuosity have left audiences delighted since the ensemble's debut in 1992. The concert is presented by Bill Ussery Motors Inc. Refreshments and parking provided. Tickets: Adults $30, Seniors $20, Students $15; group rates available.

St Thomas Episcopal Church
Corner of Red Road and Kendall Drive, Miami

Sacred Landscapes with Gil Morgenstern
October 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Temple Israel introduces "Reflections," the Arnold and Muriel Rosen Concert Series. The first of this four-concert series is Sacred Landscapes featuring violinist Gil Morgenstern. The music is inspired by personal encounters with both natural and man-made landscapes and includes works by Antonin Dvorák, Osvaldo Golijov, Bright Sheng and David Wilde. Morgenstern will be accompanied by an ensemble of superb musicians including Aaron Boyd, violin, Kathryn Lockwood, viola and Wilhelmina Smith, cello. Dessert reception follows concert. Tickets are $20.

Temple Israel
137 N.E. 19th Street, Miami

New American Music: Casey Driessen Trio
October 25 at 8 p.m.

Festival Miami presents Casey Driessen and the Colorfools. Driessen, an inventive fiddler, is one of the fastest-rising sidemen on the bluegrass circuit; he has been described as a restless explorer, and a bold boundary crosser who listens for inspiration from Tennessee to Tibet. When it comes to music, Driessen reminds us that there's plenty of uncharted territory left to explore. His interpretations make for a striking performance you will never forget. General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at UM
1314 Miller Road, Coral Gables

25th Anniversary Film Retrospective
Thursday – Sunday
October 25 – 28

Miami International Film Festival looks forward to its 25th anniversary with a look back at films from past festivals. Enjoy a great line-up, including: "Bend It Like Beckham (screened at MIFF 2003); "The Mambo Kings" (1992); "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1990); "Like Water for Chocolate" (1993) and more. General admission $10; Miami Film Society members, sponsors and students with ID's $5. See the complete schedule.

UM Bill Cosford Cinema
Memorial Building, 2nd Floor, Coral Gables

October 25 – November 18

Inside Out Theatre presents Triptych by Edna O'Brien, directed by Kim St. Leon, with an awarding-winning cast. It's the story of three women - a wife, a mistress and a daughter - and the intermingling of their lives as they revolve around a successful writer. O'Brien's play is a passionate and provocative piece that depicts love's ability to simultaneously unfetter and ensnare. Performances are on Thurs, Fri and Sat at 8 p.m. and Sat and Sun matinees at 2 p.m. General admission is $30; museum members $25, seniors $24, students $10.

Museum of Art Horvitz Auditorium
One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Friday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Reception for Keith Martin Johns Opening

An exhibition of work by Floridian artist Keith Martin Johns opens at Coconut Grove Gallery. Johns has some 300 painting titles and over 100 images published into limited edition fine prints and is in numerous private and corporate collections. His travels around the state showing in outdoor art shows won accolades and awards for his artistic abilities. Today his work is shown strictly in galleries, museums and private showings. Helping to preserve Florida's natural beauty and heritage through the visual arts, Johns has a number of journalistic projects in the works, such as Painting on the Florida Trails and Romancing the Rivers of Florida. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. - open to the public.

Coconut Grove Gallery
2884 Bird Avenue, Coconut Grove

Artist Opening and Reception
October 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.

See the new work of native Floridian Jill Hotchkiss at ArtCenter/South Florida, on view through November 8. Her series of progressive observational drawings and prints serve as blueprints for 3-dimensional works in the form of sculpture and installation. Using living air plants, as well as moss, soil, clay and running water, Hotchkiss creates an art form that is both living and inert. Installations appear frozen but closer inspection exposes a work of art that is organic, alive and evolving. Her goal is to call attention to the importance of the plant world to the viewer. Meet the artist at the reception.

ArtCenter/South Florida
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Carmen Lundy-Jazz and The New Songbook
October 26 at 8 p.m.

Catch Carmen Lundy perform her original, funky Jazz compositions, along with Frost School's award winning Jazz Vocal I Ensemble, as part of Festival Miami. The composer, nominated "Best Jazz Vocalist of 2006," is a Miami native and a graduate of UM, where the concert is set to take place. Her credits include nine CDs, including her successful live album "Jazz and the New Songbook: Live at the Madrid." Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for students.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at UM
1314 Miller Road, Coral Gables

Jazz at MOCA
October 26 at 8 p.m.

Legendary percussionist Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion perform their exuberant and high energy jazz for MOCA's free concert series. Figueroa has played with renowned jazz and pop performers in his career, including Miles Davis, Dave Sanborn, Quincy Jones, Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston. In 2002 he debuted his own band featuring top jazz virtuosos: Silvano Monasteries on piano, Gabriel Vivas on bass, Alex Pope Norris on trumpet, John Michalak on sax and flute, and Goetz Kujack on drums. From 7 to 10 p.m. MOCA galleries are open to view the current exhibition of Karen Kilimnik. Jazz at MOCA is sponsored by Starbucks Coffee and the City of North Miami.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami

Ballet Gamonet Program I
Friday & Saturday
October 26 & 27

Ballet Gamonet opens its 2007-2008 season in Miami-Dade with two Jimmy Gamonet de los Heros favorites, "Transtangos" and "Pan Nuit Suite" and the return of Jerry Opdenaker with another World Premiere, "Bailame." "Pan Nuit Suite," set to the music from Gounod's opera "Faust," is a series of short festive dances that takes place in an enchanted forest populated by wild creatures that live to dance and celebrate life. Tickets range from $25 to $60. Performances are Fri at 8 p.m., and Sat at 2 and 8 p.m.

Gusman Center for Performing Arts
173 E. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Sibelius and the Reach of Russia
Friday - Sunday
October 26 - 28

New World Symphony gives you three opportunities to marvel at the glorious performances of "Sibelius" - Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and a matinee on Sunday at 3 p.m. Two Russian masters will get your feet stomping and your heartbeat racing. Sibelius' symphony conjures the ebb and flow of icecaps on rugged seas, and Christian Tetzlaff, one of today's finest violin virtuosos, performs Ligeti's bold concerto, full of brilliant and breathtaking special effects. Ticket prices are: $76, $61, $29.

Lincoln Theatre
541 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach

Contemporary Dance from Spain
Friday & Saturday
October 26 & 27 at 8 p.m.

Provisional Danza from Madrid and Alta Realitat & DMDanza from Barcelona perform on consecutive nights presented by Centro Cultural Español. "Matar el 9" on Friday exposes our realities, both conscious and unconscious, with performers and audience members entering an expressive environment of tension and expectation. "Ölelés," meaning "hug" in Hungarian, will be presented on Saturday. Presented in several European and Latin American cities, the show has been honored in several forums and international festivals. General admission tickets are $20 (or $30 for both shows).

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
305-358-5885 (Ticketmaster)

Bellinger and Gold & Wood Trunk Show
October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art is not just for your walls as Edward Beiner - Purveyor of Fine Eyewear proves with an exclusive trunk show featuring wearable art from two of the world's finest eyewear brands. BELLINGER DENMARK represents the best of innovative Danish style. Inspired by the bright colors and geometric shapes of contemporary art, these dynamic frames put the wearer on the cutting edge of fashion and design. Handcrafted European eyewear designers, Gold & Wood , combine contemporary and traditional styles using the most expensive materials known to man. Having recently won the "Oscar of the design world" - the Silmo d'or - Gold & Wood produces the most exclusive and luxurious frames available today.

Edward Beiner - South Miami
5817 Sunset Drive, South Miami

Pablo Cano's Viva Vaudeville
October 27 at 1 p.m.

Featuring a delightful cast of Cano's life-size marionettes and rod puppets composed of found objects, Viva Vaudeville is inspired by popular theater performers of the early 1900s. The set recalls a sumptuous theater resplendent with a gold-fringed, red velvet curtain, and a glittering backdrop. The score mixes a selection from the artists' collection of recordings of popular songs of the 1920s and two original compositions performed by a live band. But best of all are the colorful performers - Busty Galore, Lady Mandolin, Lucifer Red Diablo, Kiki She Devil - and a cast of other characters that will take the stage. It's the tenth commissioned production for MOCA, and when not in performance, the marionettes and set will be on view as an exhibition during museum hours. Tickets are $10 for MOCA members, North Miami residents and employees; $15 for non-members; $3 for children under 12. Seating is limited so advance reservations and payment are required.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami

Jumping Frog of Calaveras County & Fish Tales
October 27 at 2 p.m.

Momentum Dance Company presents two captivating dance performances that will make young audiences jump in delight. Mark Twain's "Jumping Frog" is based on the classic American author's short story about a gambler named Jim Smiley. The performance features Mark Twain's prose, bluegrass and country music, colorful costumes, and high-jumping dance movement. Meet Madame Manatee and Senora Stingray in "Fish Tales" as they lead underwater inhabitants (peppermint stripe shrimp, parrotfish, jellyfish, grouper and more) in cleaning up their neglected reef, while spreading a powerful message of conservation. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for children.

Sunrise Civic Center
10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise

David Grover & The Band: Halloween Children's Concert
October 27 at 3 p.m.

There's tons of fun with David Grover! Both kids and adults will be enthralled by the performer and his Big Bear Band with their sing-a-longs and on-stage audience participation. The exciting event will cap off with an ABC party - featuring Apple Juice, Balloons and Cookies for everyone! Kids are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes, and if they're looking to interact with a few furry friends, they can also head over to the petting zoo! This Festival Miami concert is presented in collaboration with Sunday Afternoons of Music for Children and sponsored by Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald. General admission tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at UM
1314 Miller Road, Coral Gables

17th Annual "In the Park with Art"
October 27 – 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Take the whole family to Coral Reef Park for this award-winning fine art show with over 100 artists exhibiting and selling their artwork. In addition to the exceptional array of art, there's plenty to do. Enjoy wonderful culinary delights from seafood provided by Golden Rule to mouthwatering ribs to delectable desserts from Robert Morgan's Culinary Arts. South Florida Parenting Magazine has set up activities for kids, including art contests, mask-making and play-acting as pirates and princesses. They will be kept busy while parents browse the art booths. Admission is free and ample parking is provided, including shuttle service, compliments of Village of Palmetto Bay. The 2-day festival is sponsored by the Cultural Council, Inc.

Coral Reef Park
S.W. 152nd Street and 77th Avenue, Palmetto Bay

"Matinee Idols" Film Series
October 28 at 3 p.m.

Part thriller, part film noir, part sci-fi, and part experimental, Matinee Idols is a unique film line-up that pays tribute to the genre-exploding cinema of filmmakers Linklater, Lynch, Grillet and Duras; and highlights the affinity of their practices to that of contemporary artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. See Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly," (2006), USA, 100 minutes. PhD candidate Christian Gay will introduce the film and the director's filmography and lead a 15-minute Q&A following the screening. This series is organized by guest film curator Konstantia Kontaxis, Assistant Professor of Motion Picture and Video-Film at UM. Sundays are free at Miami Art Museum.

Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Music during the Reign of Emperor Franz Joseph
October 28 at 3 p.m.

Music written in Austria under the last Hapsburg Emperor, Franz Joseph (1813-1916), mirrored the multi-lingual and multi-cultural makeup of the Empire. Students of Florida International University's Keyboard Department will present a program of works by the Czech-Bohemians Dvorak and Korngold, the Hungarians Liszt and Dohnayi, the adopted sons Beethoven and Brahms, and the quintessential Schubert and innovative Schoenberg. Concert free with admission to Bass Museum of Art.

Bass Museum of Art
2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach

Music of Today: World Premiere Concerto for Trombone
October 28 at 4 p.m.

Attend the world premiere of a new Trombone Concerto, commissioned by the Abraham Frost Endowment, featuring soloist Tim Conner and composer David Maslanka, along with the Frost Wind Ensemble. The Florida premiere of Ladder to the Moon, with violin soloist Glenn Basham, will highlight the evening's performances. Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty is also expected to perform some of his riveting pieces, such as Desi and Red Cape Tango, his final musical work based on the Superman mythology. Sponsored in part by Fidelity Investments. Tickets for this Festival Miami concert range from $10 - $20.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at UM
1314 Miller Road, Coral Gables

Michael Bar-Zohar's "Shimon Peres: The Biography"
October 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Shimon Peres, recently elected president of Israel, twice served as Prime Minister, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, a bold leader in a war-torn region, and considered to be one of the great statesmen of the modern world. With full cooperation of the leader's family, friends and political rivals, Michael Bar-Zohar, who served with Peres in the Knesset, has written a definitive biography about this man whose life and career span the entire history of Israel. Bar-Zohar appears as part of the Alper JCC Jewish Book Festival in cooperation with the Miller Center for Judaic Studies at UM. Tickets are $7.

Miller Center on the UM Campus
5202 University Drive, Coral Gables

Alana Newhouse Appearance
October 30 at 7:30 p.m.

As part of the 27th Annual Alper JCC Jewish Book Festival, Alana Newhouse will share an inside look to her book "A Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Forward." Founded in 1897, the Jewish-American newspaper, the Forward, was a powerhouse daily Yiddish newspaper with a circulation larger than that of the New York Times in the ‘20s. The 500-plus photos published along with essays written by noted historians, chronicle not only a century of the newspaper's history, but also capture Jewish life. Pre-1925 scenes of Lower East Side pushcarts, Yiddish theater, labor rallies, and village beauty contests combine with images of celebrated figures from later decades, including Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, and Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. Tickets are $7.

Bet Shira Congregation
7500 SW 120th Street, Miami

The Paris Trio
October 30 at 8 p.m.

Appropriately known as "Les Musiciens" in Europe, French pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier, violist Regis Pasquier, and cellist Roland Pidoux, are joining forces with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein to present Messaien's Quartet for the End of Time. The Paris Piano Trio, who has performed together in England, Canada, Latin America and the US, are now bringing their love of chamber music to Miami. Their recordings include Tchaikovsky and Shostakovitch. Presented by Festival Miami in collaboration with Friends of Chamber Music of Miami.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at UM
1314 Miller Road, Coral Gables

A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
Through October

PlayGround Theatre presents a magical mystery for ages 10 and up. The play takes place in a remote Caribbean town where a mysterious creature that resembles a very old man with enormous wings falls from the sky. Found by two children, fear turns to understanding when they realize this strange "angel" means them no harm, but is a symbol of the healing and love he can bring to their world. Based on a short story by Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Marquéz; adaptation and lyrics by Pulitizer Prize winner Nilo Cruz. Tickets are $15 each; $10 for groups of 20 and more; and $5 when purchased by students through Culture shock.

Byron Carlyle Theater
500 71st Street, Miami Beach

Jazzy Thursday! Monthly LoweDown Happy Hour
November 1 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Cast your eyes on some captivating art pieces with LAM Associate Director Denise Gerson as your guide. Guests will enjoy a special gallery tour through the renowned Beaux Arts Gallery, while relishing hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, and groovy live jazz. Full bar provided by Bacardi. Admission is $10; free for Lowe Members. The Lowe Art Museum features 5,000 years of art through diverse, multi-cultural exhibitions. Pictured: Fernando Botero (Colombia, born 1932), "Las Frutas," 1964, oil on canvas, 49 1/2 x 50 1/4", Gift of Esso Inter-America, Inc.

Lowe Art Museum at UM
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables

Emerging Young Composers
November 1 at 8 p.m.

Support aspiring composers from the Frost School of Music as they unveil their booming talent and perform original pieces at Festival Miami. Located on Lake Osceola in the center of the Coral Gables campus, central to the Frost School of Music, the L. Austin Weeks Center for Recording & Performance houses a professional recording studio and the Victor Clarke Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall on UM Campus
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables

Gables Gallery Night
November 2 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Join the fun every first Friday when Gables Gallery Night attracts collectors and young professionals to the art galleries, sidewalk tapas bars, fine restaurants and clubs in safe, comfortable downtown Coral Gables. Whisked between galleries aboard free air-conditioned minibus limousines or the city's quaint trolleys, thousands of visitors join local residents at Greater Miami's liveliest monthly event. Enjoy complementary refreshments, stroll through exhibitions of contemporary and modern Latin American, North American, and European art, including paintings, sculpture, textiles, works on paper and photography, along with art books, in a downtown area chock full of fascinating boutiques. Top off your evening in one of Coral Gables' celebrated dining spots - all within easy walking distance! Click to view participating member galleries.

Participating Member Galleries
Coral Gables

Song and Dance Hootenanny for Kids
November 3 at 2 p.m.

Dan Zanes and Friends deliver a fun-filled afternoon of sing-along songs for 21st century kids and their families in the Knight Concert Hall. As seen on "Playhouse Disney," the show is filled with irresistible folk music, rock tunes and danceable beats drawn from a wealth of musical traditions. You'll be dancing in the aisles! Tickets are $15. Groups of 15 or more, call 786-468-2326.

Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

36th Annual South Miami Art Festival
Saturday & Sunday
November 3 & 4
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chamber South presents their annual art festival, well known in the region as one of the finest! Browse more than 150 artist booths nestled in along the town's sidewalks between cafes, quaint shops and lush landscaping. You can select art from a variety of media, including paintings, jewelry, metalwork, glass, photography, ceramics and more. International food vendors offer a wide array of cuisine, plus musical entertainment and special activities for the kids. This year's official print is by Humberto Benitez, and a special commemorative T-shirt has been designed by Dania Sierra. Both are available for sale. There is no admission charge, and South Miami has ample parking in addition to the South Miami MetroRail station. The festival is sponsored by SunTrust Bank, along with Baptist Health South Florida and Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Department.

Sunset Drive (between US-1 and Red Road)
South Miami