Friday, November 30, 2007

Pilates on the Beach for ONLY $5!!!

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to get into shape, while enjoying the beach and socializing with friends? Certified Pilates instructor Elly Wingard is offering a pilates class this Sunday, December 2nd, at 9:00 a.m. This 45 minute class will be packed full of exercises for abs, lower back, and ass!

Come and enjoy the beach, get a great workout and only pay 5 dollars! Please bring your own towel or mat! See you Sunday, Elly

*Weeknight classes soon to follow!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Kids Rock! Concert

These kids really do Rock!

Come check out some of Miami's up-and-coming kid musicians perform live on Saturday, December 15 at Miami-Dade College's auditorium in Kendall.

The performers are part of Trail Music Studio's ensemble classes, spanning classical to rock and roll. Kids of all ages from 9-18 will perform between 5 and 8 p.m. Bring the family, sign up for classes, maybe you've been a closet musician much too long.

Tickets are $5 at the door.


12/15 3pm-3am
Lots of music and vendors,
including Freshly Squeezed
chair massage with Angela
Terrell for $1/minute!

NWS next event Dec 7 2007

Our VIP Basel Bungalow Bash is Friday, December 7th. We will be an anchor Basel event, which is very exciting. This event is for members at $500 and above. However, the next VIP in April will strictly apply for $500. Please reach out to your Friends and encourage them to join. These are perfect holiday gifts too. If new people join at $250, we will allow them to come since they missed the last event.


Friends Brings Music to Art Basel Miami Like Never Before

Dear Friend,

Come celebrate Art Basel “NWS Friends” style. Be there December 7th, 2008 on the fabulous “New” rooftop of the Catalina Hotel. Plush bungalows under the stars await your arrival. Come kickback and enjoy classical favorites with an Avant-garde fusion of “DJ meets electric violins, cellos, drums and bass.” There will be delightful vignettes of artists painting live while accompanied by our beloved New World Symphony world-class musicians. Dine on Sushi, sip Chopin Vodka and be among the few who can say that you were there for one of Art Basel’s Miami’s most highly- anticipated evenings.

The musical performance will showcase the following:

Blue-Grass String Quartet, College Horn Pipe
Renowned Haitian Artist, Belo singing and playing guitar, accompanied by New World Fellows
DJ Meets NWS, Electric-Style: A Fusion of New World Fellows and DJ JJ Neil live on-stage together with a “Sexy House” Vibe

As you know, Friends is Miami’s premiere cultural group supporting the arts. To that end, we would like to invite you to consider our $500 VIP membership. At this level, you and a guest can attend nine private events held in both Miami and New York City. For your convenience, we are pleased to now offer the following payment schedule option to our supporters :($125 November $125 January $125 March $125 May) As a reminder, membership on this level guarantees access to two “Season” VIP events. This includes the December 7th Basel Bungalow Bash and our highly anticipated Spring 2008 event. These fantastic penthouse events in particular will be extravagant yet intimate.

I attached a save-the-date card for you too. It includes a complete list of the Season’s events, and our brochure with the various membership levels and benefits. You can also join on-line at

Need a perfect gift for the holidays? Buy a Friends membership and your friend can enjoy an event 7 times this year.

I sincerely hope you will join Friends. We also encourage you to invite your friends to be a part of this vibrant group of more than 800 music lovers in South Florida and New York City, who support New World Symphony.

Please call me at 305.673.3330 ext. 230 to join Friends or via e-mail at or on-line at

Stacey Glassman

restaurant rec

Dear Foodie Friends;

I just had to tell you all about a truly outstanding meal. Even though Francesco's opened its doors in 2002, this was the first time I had ever heard about it. No surprise, since it's rare when most of us venture out of the 33139, specially for a neighborhood restaurant without the celebrity chef or fine decor and chic ambiance that our palates have been lulled by. But my dear friends, if your palates need a wake up call then you must visit Francesco.

Late on a Tuesday evening I walked in to a packed house at this quaint and tiny Coral Gables restaurant while a viola player who would have been cheesy in any other setting, set a mellow and warm mood with Andean classics. Though Francesco's is not fancy by any means, they have a well managed restaurant with excellent service and a fantastic menu of traditional Peruvian fare with a touch of haute cuisine. Though there is something in the menu for everyone, your choices will be limited unless you are a true seafood lover.

We decided to start our dinner with Francesco's signature Corvina (chilean sea bass) Ceviche served in a trio of sauces, and garnished with onions, Choclo, and Peruvian yams to balance your palate. My favorite was by far the Ceviche in the spicy yellow pepper sauce. Don't expect your ceviche to be rare, as you have come to expect in cross-over fare. This is traditionally made, marinated in lime just long enough for it to develop a little texture. Another great treat was the Papas a la Huacaina appetizer, made with tiny yellow Peruvian potatos in a yellow pepper and goat cheese sauce. To say they melt in your mouth would not go far enough, they are much creamier than the best made gnocci. For me the coup was my entree, a perfectly light and creamy artichoke rissotto with seared scallops seasoned to perfection.

Not surprisingly, Francesco's has received top Zagat ratings nearly every year since it opened its doors. I would say that Francesco's is best for small groups, and definitely a great dinner date spot. It's not trendy or chic, but it is warm, charming, and very conducive to enjoying conversation over a great meal. You should definitely try it some time soon - it's worth the drive, and I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Cheers to all;

Catherine Roman

Professional Happy Hour at the Mandarin Oriental hosted by the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (open bar from 6 to 7 pm)‏

"Unlock the Cells"

Please try to come to tonight's "Unlock the Cells" fundraiser on November 29, 2007 (invite below) with 2 live performances and music by DJ Irie to benefit the Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Stem Cell Research.

The event is from 7 pm to 11 pm with a donation of $50.00. The event is at the Palms South Beach, 3025 Collins Avenue. To RSVP, call 305.968.8024 or email

Please save the date for the first annual Brokers Boxing Federation fundraiser, Anyone interested in participating should register now. Finally, check out

Daily candy this weekend

November 29, 2007
The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

LOL this weekend.

E-mail Is My Art
What: Images of humorous e-mail messages from celebs past and present, like Marilyn and Paris.
Why: Dot-com one, dot-com all.
When: Thru Dec. 16; opening party, Fri., 6-10 p.m.
Where: 1st & 21st Gallery, 2045 NW 1st Ave. Info at 917-385-8143.

Free Time: Miami
What: Artist Miles’s photographs of locals in their spare time.
Why: Creative loafing.
When: Thru Jan. 19; opening party, Thurs., 7-9 p.m.
Where: Bungalow 27, Indian Creek Hotel, 2727 Indian Creek Blvd., Miami Beach. Info at 305-505-0334.

White Room
What: Celebrate the opening of the new downtown venue with cocktails and paella. Plus hipster night Poplife moves in.
Why: Color’s overrated.
When: Opening party, Fri., 9 p.m.; Poplife, Sat., 10 p.m.
Where: 1306 N. Miami Ave. (305-995-5050).

Wish You Were Here
What: The Sports Club/LA and Make-a-Wish Foundation® invite you to a special Pre-Art Basel benefit, The Luxury Art Ball, featuring cocktails, cuisine, and giveaways (think diamonds). DailyCandy readers can enjoy a complimentary one-week membership and spa upgrade.
Why: All proceeds make a child’s dream come true.
When: Dec. 4. Tues., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Sports Club/LA, 1441 Brickell Ave. (305-533-1199).

Unlock the Cells
What: Cocktails, fashion, mini spa treatments, and music to support stem cell research.
Why: Scientifically proven to be fun.
When: Thurs., 7-11 p.m.
Where: The Palms, 3025 Collins Ave. Info at 305-968-8024.

Sweat Records Grand Reopening
What: The indie music mecca moves out of the back of Churchill’s and into its very own space, with a coffeehouse to boot.
Why: Shop it like it’s hot.
When: Daily, noon-midnight; opening party, Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: 5505 NE 2nd Ave. (305-342-0953).

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ladies Golf Clinic Series THIS SATURDAY!

Brush up your Golf Game...THIS SATURDAY!!!


Saturday, December 1

2:00p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Clinic
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.- Drinks at the Clubhouse
Please RSVP by this Friday.
Clinic goes three more weeks through Dec. 15.
**All Levels**

Crandon Park Golf Course
6700 Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Cost: $25/person/clinic
Discount for those who wish to sign up for all three.
Balls and tees included.
Clubs available to those who do not have their own though you must pre-reserve.

Join us Saturday for this educational clinic perfect for beginners, or those looking to polish up their game, followed by casual get together for drinks at the Clubhouse. Instruction will be given by
three time All American and 11 time champion golf pro Ned Kaiser. He is an excellent golfer and teacher who makes learning the basics of golf easy to understand, and a lot of fun!

To claim your spot or for more info, please contact:

Julia Brown
(305) 546-9882

Look forward to seeing you on the range!

Seeking Miami Beach Renter

Hi, I am looking for someone who is interested in renting an apartment on the bay in Miami Beach. It is really a beautiful complex complete with a pool, barbecue area, a mini gym and above all it is only about a 10 minute walking distance from the beach.

The apartment is a one bedroom one bathroom and is already furnished with two flat screen TV's, stainless steel appliances, and really anything you need. The complex is also gated with a code system to enter and pets are allowed. Please let me know if you or anyone may be interested. You can call me at anytime for more info or if you would like to look at the place!

The area is gorgeous and the apartment is beautifully furnished. Take a look on these web sites:
MLX Change
EWM Site

There are more pluses....if you are a beach goer, whoever rents the apartment will get two free beach chair rentals with an umbrella available at 40TH St and Collins ave.

The apartment is now going for $1,295.

The exact address is 7207 Bay Dr E, Miami Beach, FL 33141 Apt. 3

Arlene 954-649-8200 (c)

Monday, November 26, 2007

From Genart - Music Nation Is Taking You to Sundance!‏

Win a Trip to Sundance!
Music Nation wants to see how your life is powered by song.
We've been buddies with the Music Nation kids for a while. Why? Because they're kindred spirits; they provide a platform for fledgling artists to gain exposure, tools for bands to reach new fans and possible support structures, a place for music lovers to discover talent, and competitions with kick ass prizes.

And their new My Life Is Go! video contest, that we're helping judge, is no exception. All you have to do is turn your camera on and capture a short video clip or still image that illustrates how music affects your daily life. Maybe it's you dancing around in your undies to Morningwood. Or climbing a mountain with White Stripes blaring on your iPod. Or lip syncing Lily Allen on your daily commute to work. Regardless of how music fits into your day-to-day, we want to see why you're so passionate about it.

What's in it for you? The grand prize for best video (based on creativity, concept, execution and entertainment value), is a VIP trip to Sundance, which will include round trip airfare for two, two nights of lodging, ground transport and access to some of the festival's hottest parties (look for us at the SKY360 by Delta Lounge on Main Street). Yeah, we thought you'd be stoked. The deadline to enter is December 3rd, so get out there and start rocking out ASAP!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Job in Ft Lauderdale

New York or Florida, NY
The 26th Fastest Growing Company in US is seeking media buyers, planners and account managers for our NYC and Ft. Lauderdale offices. 212-279-1477 or

Special Advance Screening & Party: JUNO‏

Juno Wed Nov 28 Genart film screening

Special Advance Screening & Party: JUNO‏

Juno Wed Nov 27 Genart film screening

Premios Fox Sports December 12 2007

Tickets: Complimentary for ASW members
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

6:00PM "Gold Carpet"
8:00PM Show
10:30PM After Party

Show: Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
After Party: Undisclosed

SVP/VP Bus Dev NEEDED - Location Open‏

One of our clients has just launched a disruptive product in the market research industry. It is a technology product that solves the problem of fraud in online surveys. It already has several reference-able clients. One of the investors in Skype is also an investor in this company. Company is on target to quadruple revenues within the next year. Need to hire someone to lead business development. Candidates must have significant and recent experience selling market research to Fortune 100. Candidates must have strong relationships with the executives responsible for buying market research at Fortune 100 companies and with the decision makers of other top 50 Market research firms. (Title depends upon experience.) The Board expects this person to make at least a million in commissions. This is a key hire. Board is willing and able to put together the right package for the right candidate. The compensation package will include: base salary, bonus, and stock options There will be an emphasis on incentives for outstanding performance. The Board wants to hire someone who is highly motivated, self disciplined, and able to hit the ground running. Position can be located in any major city in the U.S. Must be flexible to travel frequently to New York City and the San Francisco Bay area. Must be comfortable working remotely. 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: SVP/VP Business Development - Open Location 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: SVP/VP Business Development. The Board expects this person to make at least a million in commissions. Need someone that is highly motivated, self disciplined, able to hit the ground running, and comfortable working remotely. COMPANY: The company has just launched a disruptive product in the market research industry. It is a technology product that solves the problem of fraud in online surveys. It already has several reference-able clients. One of the investors in Skype is also an investor in this company. Company is on target to quadruple revenues within the next year. LOCATION: Position can be located in any major city in the U.S. Must be flexible to travel frequently to New York City and the San Francisco Bay area. Must be comfortable working remotely. COMPENSATION: This is a key hire. Board is willing and able to put together the right package for the right candidate. The compensation package will include: base salary, bonus, and stock options There will be an emphasis on incentives for outstanding performance. The Board wants to hire someone who is very motivated. MANAGEMENT STYLE/CORPORATE CULTURE: Need a SVP-VP of Business Development that can be very hands-on, roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to build relationships and close deals with the buyers of market research at Fortune 100 companies and the top 50 market research firms. Need someone that is very strategic and hungry. Someone who will make sure the company hits its revenue goals. Someone who leaves their ego at the door. Someone that knows how to work smart. Need someone that is very good at just figuring things out. No excuses. Must be very goal oriented and ambitious. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: -- Must have someone with recent and significant experience building relationships and closing deals with the buyers of marketing research at Fortune 100 companies. -- Must have a well developed "Rolodex" of key contacts within some of the top 50 Marketing Research firms. -- Must have a well developed "Rolodex" of the executives that buy market research at Fortune 100 companies. -- Must have a record of quota over-achievement. -- Prefer someone with experience working in a dynamic environment, pure startup, startup within a large organization, spin-off, or an emerging market. -- Must be flexible to travel as necessary and wants to work in an fast paced environment. Someone who has a strong entrepreneurial drive and spirit is required.

Hands on Miami Voluntering November 2007

HOT Projects

Pine Rockland Project
The institute for Regional Conservation's Ecological Restoration Volunteer Program is seeking volunteers to help restore the pine rockland habitat in Miami- Dade County. Pine rockland's in Miami-Dade County have been reduced to less the two percent of their original extent by development, and only a few forest fragments remain. These forest fragments are home to many rare, threatened and endangered plant and animal species that are nearing extinction. Volunteers will also learn about the importance of this ecosystem from knowledgeable IRC Biologist. Family-friendly: minimum age with an adult is 13. This project is also YVC-Friendly. (15-20 volunteers) (project #28)
South Coral Reef
Date & Time:
Saturday , December 1st · 9:00am - 12:00pm
Iris Bolanos 305-864-8557 (h)
Nails at HHSB
The Hebrew Home of South Beach seniors enjoy our visit. Volunteers provide simple manicures and great conversation. This project is perfect for first time volunteers. Experienced volunteers are also welcome! Family-friendly: minimum age with an adult is 11. Spanish-speaking volunteers especially welcome. (3-6 volunteers) (project #39)

South Beach
Date & Time:
Saturday, December 1st · 10:00am - 11:30am
Juliana Fernandes 786- 281-9645 (cell)

Fun Galore at RMH
Ronald McDonald House is a "home away from home" for families of children who are patients at local hospitals. Come join us for an evening of pizza and games! Family-friendly: minimum age with an adult is 12. (4-6 volunteers) (project #8)

South Jackson Memorial Hospital area
Date & Time:
Monday , December 3rd · 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Sarah Perfetti 219-306-6089 (cell)

10th Annual Barreiro Foundation Holiday Party!

Celebrate the season of giving and share your time with underprivileged children and seniors from the Little Havana Community, part of the 10th Annual Barreiro Foundation Holiday Party. Thousands take part in the fun receiving gifts, dancing, eating, and being greeted by Santa himself. Volunteers will assist Miami Dade County Commission Chair Bruno Barreiro and The Barreiro Foundation by serving food to senior citizens and hand out toys to the participating children, as they line up around the park! Volunteers are also needed for set -up.
The event will take place on Saturday, December 8th 2008 at Jose Marti Park, Little Havana; from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Two shifts will be offered
Shift A- 9:00am to 12:00pm: Set-up
Shift B- 12:00pm to 4:00pm: Serving food and handing out toys to participating children.

Pending and active volunteers can participate.
This event is Family Friendly with a minimum age of 13 years old with an adult.
Volunteers can participate in both shifts if they wish.
An event T-shirt and lunch will be provided.
The Deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, December 4th 2007.

Come support Hands On Miami and join The Barreiro Foundation as they share the gift of giving to the District 5 Community!

For more information or to sign-up, please contact Cristin Forrest at 305-646- 7204/

'Tis The Season for Giving!

Help make this holiday season a happy one for children of farm workers in Homestead, children of women who have AIDS, children of women who have suffered domestic abuse and at-risk youth from Little Haiti and Liberty City. Donated toys, books and games will go a long way toward brightening up the holiday season for these disadvantaged children.

Please contact for more information about where to leave donated gifts.
Service Squads

The Flexible Program wants to expand volunteer opportunities to allow groups to serve together at regular calendar projects. Any organization or group that is interested in volunteering together (Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, Jaycees, Baby Boomers, etc.), please contact Lucia Goyen at 305-646-7462 or to set up an onsite orientation.
Keep in mind that groups who want to fill an occurrence in one of our regular calendar projects will need to notify Lucia by the 15th of the month previous to that occurrence in order to reserve space.


Hands On Miami, in partnership with United Way of Miami-Dade's Young Leaders Society, is presenting a seminar series for people wishing to acquire or enhance skills to serve on boards of non-profit organizations. Participants will hear from local experts on a variety of topics, including the roles and responsibilities of non-profit board members, legal and ethical considerations, fiscal management, fundraising, human resources, public relations, marketing, and demographics and delivery of services in Miami-Dade County.

The 3-part seminar presented will be held on three consecutive evening nights: February 5th, 6th, and 7th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

The cost is $100 per person for all three sessions.
You may pay online AFTER you sign-up below, by selecting the "Donate Now" button on the left. Please fill out all pertinent information; indicating your full name and contact information, under the 'Purpose of Gift' Section please check the Registration Fee box, include the $100 fee amount, and select "Effective Board Leadership course".

Registering for the first session automatically enrolls you in the full three-session series.

If you have any questions, please contact Sania Elshorbgy at or 305- 646- 7293


Are your Wednesdays kinds of dull? If you want to do something different and exciting to get over those weekday blues, join Hands On Miami and participate in KaBOOM! and bring back the joy of playgrounds and the imagination to children of the West Perrine Community! Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department was selected by KaBOOM!, a non-profit that builds playgrounds across the country, to receive a new playground at West Perrine Park.
During the week of January 14th 2008, the following services are needed:
Prep Day, Monday January 14th 2008, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Want to take on a leadership role? Build Captains are needed to assist in organizing stations and event components, attend on Prep Day and Build Day. A 45 minute training will take place on Prep Day. (15-20 volunteers)

Build Day, Wednesday January 16th 2008, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Volunteers will assist in construction of the playground. On Build Day, the community volunteers alongside staff volunteers from Miami-Dade Parks, will build and complete the playground by the end of the day. (160 volunteers needed)

Not interested in construction? Support the event by serving food and water or by distributing safety materials to volunteers (sunscreen, dusk mask, and gloves). (10-15 volunteers)

*Volunteers do not have to be trained, skilled, or have any special tools to do work.

For more information, please contact Alicia Quillen at

World Celebration Day

Miami is known as a melting pot of cultures. Having a representation of every race, nationality, creed, and religion, Miami is filled with much diversity and this holiday season Hands On Miami wanted to take the time to honor holiday traditions from around the world.

Join us on December 15th 2007 as we celebrate YOUR traditions from generations past or from your own household. For more information on how you can help us represent your country and tradition.

For more information, please contact Sania Elshorbgy at
Give a little and help a lot. . .

Go to and make a financial contribution for the holiday season by clicking on the donate now link!
Special Volunteer Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: These are not Hands On Miami volunteer projects. You will not receive volunteer hours from Hands On Miami.
Art Supplies Drive:
Bring desperately needed supplies to the community schools of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.They need whiteboard markers, construction paper, paints, paintbrushes, markers, colored pencils, crayons, glue, stickers, and any other art supplies.

Who: El Nahual, organization that runs Art and English Programs in Quetzaltenango for disadvantaged children ages 6-17.
When: From now- December 18th
Contact: Evian White, 954.849-6016,
The Biggest Garage Sale South Florida Has Ever Seen Presented by FCS and Healing Thru Arts:
Enjoy a weekend of Cuban food, live entertainment, vendors, and fun activities. You'll find furniture, books, art, toys, appliances and much, much more! All items are new, gently used, or in good repair. Do your holiday shopping early! All proceeds go to charity.
When: Friday, Nov. 30th -12:00 7:00 p.m Saturday, Dec. 1st & Sunday, Dec. 2nd- 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sale Located at:
17707 NW Miami Court Miami, FL 33169
Just off the expressway

To donate an item or volunteer, please call 305- 740-8998 ext. 144 or visit for more information.

Wicked April 5 2007

For all you Broadway show lovers...

The Illinois Alumni Club has invited the NU Club of Southeast Florida to join them at the show, "Wicked" on Saturday, April 5, 8pm, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

The producers of "Wicked" have asked for final payments by December 9 , 2007.

Front orchestra is $85 and the mezzanine is $75.
Please send payment to us at:

Illinois Alumni Club, 1201 SW 141 Ave. #104 Pembroke Pines 33027

For additional information regarding the show, "Wicked" please contact or cut and paste the below link into your browser.

SAVE THE DATE! Sex &... Celebrates the Grand Opening of their Exclusive Boutique - Friday, November 30 at 9pm‏

Tickets for Sale

2008 Chilli Cookoff
C B Smith Park
Pembroke Pines, FL
Sun, 01/27/08
On Sale Fri, 11/23/07

Smucker's Stars On Ice
BankAtlantic Center
Sunrise, FL
Sun, 03/02/08
On Sale Mon, 11/19/07

Wu Tang Clan
The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Fri, 01/25/08
On Sale Mon, 11/19/07 Robert Schimmel
Parker Playhouse
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Mon, 12/31/07
On Sale Fri, 11/23/07
Symphony X
Culture Room
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Tue, 04/29/08
On Sale Sat, 11/24/07 Steel Pulse
Revolution Live
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Mon, 12/31/07
On Sale Sat, 11/24/07
Paquito D'rivera Quintet
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
Miami, FL
Sat, 02/02/08
On Sale Wed, 11/21/07 La Traviata
Colony Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Sat, 03/22/08
On Sale Wed, 11/21/07
Madama Butterfly
Colony Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Sat, 07/26/08 more dates
On Sale Wed, 11/21/07 Lucia Di Lammermoor
Colony Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Sat, 05/17/08 more dates
On Sale Wed, 11/21/07
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Byron Carlyle Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Sat, 12/15/07 more dates
On Sale Tue, 11/20/07 I Puritani
Colony Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Thu, 09/25/08 more dates
On Sale Wed, 11/21/07
Gala Concert
Colony Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Sat, 11/01/08
On Sale Wed, 11/21/07
More events going on sale in nearby areas.
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy
Kravis Center
West Palm Beach, FL
Thu, 01/10/08 more dates
On Sale Sun, 11/18/07

Social Miami- Art events end of Nov

Israeli Art Show: Expressions 2007
November 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

"Expressions 2007" is a unique exhibition and sale of contemporary and traditional paintings, sculptures and jewelry that helps promote and support artists who are living and working in Israel today. Stop by to shop and sip champagne at the special opening reception at the Futernick Family Gallery at Alper JCC. The exhibit runs through December 2.

Alper JCC
11155 S.W. 112th Avenue, Miami
305-271-9000, Ext. 268

Crossing Cultural Frontiers
November 30 at 8 p.m.

Join these innovative composers in journeys from one country, and one culture, to another. Greek-French-Romanian composer Iannis Xenakis explores the Persephone myth by taking six percussionists where they've never performed before: inside and around the audience. Argentine native Alejandro Viñao designs pulsating rhythms with twists and turns in his homage to an experimentalist American composer. U.S. expatriate George Antheil called himself the "bad boy of music," and with good reason. Originally scored for 16 player pianos, percussion and airplane propellers, his Ballet mécanique caused fistfights at its European premiere. This performance by the New World Symphony Percussion Consort of Ballet mécanique is presented in conjunction with The Wolfsonian-FIU. Michael Linville (pictured) conducts. Tickets are $10.

Lincoln Theatre
541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Jazz at MOCA
November 30 at 8 p.m.

MOCA presents five-time Grammy nominee and multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan for their monthly Jazz at MOCA. Sullivan plays a multitude of musical instruments, including trumpet, flugelhorn, peck horn, tenor, sax, flute and drums. He tours extensively on the international jazz circuit, and is a lecturer and judge at jazz workshops. This monthly free concert is sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company and the City of North Miami. MOCA will be open by donation from 7 to 10 p.m. to view Pablo Cano's Viva Vaudeville, fantasy inspired marionettes and sets created from found objects.

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

Purvis Young Exhibition Opening and Auction
December 1 from 7 to 10 p.m.

An exhibition and sale of Purvis Young's work will be on view at Grace Gallery through February 1, 2008. It is his first major exhibition this year and includes new works as well as pieces from the last 30 years. See more than 10 representations of Purvis' angels on wood, paper, metal and fabric, as well as found objects, typical of his style. Other themes in the exhibit include urban scenes, wild horses, pregnant women and warriors. The opening reception and auction will feature selected Purvis Young Angels and other work, as well as art, antiques and collectibles. The auction will be handled by the auction house of J.K. Galleries, Inc. and benefits the Broward County Boys and Girls Club.

Grace Gallery
49 N. Federal Highway, Dania Beach

Friday Night "Shorts"
Fridays through December 14

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) presents their cutting-edge Friday Night Shorts Program in the Restaurant at CASADÉCOR, Miami's avant-garde design house. Every Friday Night through December 14, MIFF will screen innovative short films from all over the world. The program will vary each week. Miami Film Society members and sponsors will receive 50% off an All Access Admission Pass ($27.50 for a $55 value) and an official CasaDécor ‘07 catalogue. Screenings are at 3, 5 and 7:30 p.m. every Friday.

1444 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
888-882-2349, Ext. 88

Jobs December 2007

Fort Lauderdale, FL Manager, Advertising & Sponsorships New! DHL
Fort Lauderdale, FL Executive Assistant-CEO/President Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Miami, FL Staff Financial Analyst Sony Electronics Inc.
Hialeah, FL Sr Mgr-Strtgc Anlys & Testing American Express
Fort Lauderdale, FL Timekeeping System, Senior Manager DHL
Miami, FL Sr. Manager, Training Systems & Reporting Burger King Corporation
Miami, FL Make-up Assistant - Telemundo Studios NBC Universal
Miami, FL Coordinator, Program Standards & Advertising Compliance NBC Universal
Miami, FL Marketing Analyst Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

Social Miami Holiday shopping rec's

Welcome to SocialMiami’s Simply South Florida Holiday Gift Guide. No shopping mall items here – only businesses that are unique to South Florida! So, make sure that you support these local businesses. We’ll be adding more Simply South Florida gifts to this spectacular list, so check in throughout the shopping season.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!!

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Choose the Baroque

A staple in South Florida for more than 50 years, gift giving with Crown Wine and Spirits has never been so easy and enjoyable. Whether you need baskets for friends, family, or clients you will find incredible values - stunningly presented - with Crown's custom gift baskets.

Choose the Baroque: A suede box with Etoile Sparkling Wine is the perfect way to send best wishes. Beautifully set with Valentino's Belgian chocolates, Godiva dark chocolate almonds, Godiva milk chocolate strawberries, hand crafted assorted chocolates from Palm Beach Confections and two Spiegelau champagne flutes make this gift Sweet and Sexy! Only $94.99 - local delivery and shipping are available. 28 Locations in Florida.

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Love and Light

Turchin Love and Light Jewelry is the design collaboration of South Florida's very own Tommy and Theresa Turchin. Born from the couples own personal philosophies of Global Unity, World Peace, and Green Consciousness, the couple creates and designs their own beads, clasps, bangles, rings, and pendants from silver, 22k Gold, semi precious and precious stones and then mixes it up by incorporating finds from India, Tibet, Nepal, and Indonesia, thus originating a "Global Tribe" of cultures in one unique piece of jewelry as art for men and women.

Turchin Love and Light Jewelry is now open in the Miami Design District at 130 NE 40th Street (across from Michaels Genuine Food and Drink).

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The Lummus

Internationally acclaimed eyewear designer, Edward Beiner, has nine eponymous shops throughout South Florida in Aventura, Boca Raton (Sping 2008), Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Miami, Naples, South Miami and Palm Beach. In keeping with his South Florida roots, Beiner names his designs after South Beach streets and landmarks and is a leading fashion designer and retailer of the world's finest glasses.

Beiner is the only major US eyewear designer not based in New York or Los Angeles as well as one of the last independent luxury eyewear chains in North America. As a true design house, he is deeply committed to coming up with exciting new eyewear collections every year along with providing over the top personal service to his loyal clients.

This holiday season give the Lummus ($380), named after South Beach's legendary Lummus Park. Check out, or call 305-666-8731 x225, for details about all of Edward Beiner's innovative designs.

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The Light Lunch Lounge Chair

Open Doors, a new contemporary furniture and furnishings boutique, is the innovation of renowned South Florida-based interior designer Stephanie Tyler. Located at 7300 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami's burgeoning Upper East Side, Open Doors, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m. (closed Mondays), presents a striking collection of exclusive production indoor and outdoor furniture for an urbane, sophisticated clientele.

The Light Lunch Lounge Chair (priced at $549) is low-profile, standing at just 30" high; its iron frame, entwined with hand-woven black and natural abaca, is topped by a red waffle cushion. It's the perfect gift for those with a stylish aesthetic sense. For information please call 305-751-1023.

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Occasionally, Life Requires a Pause Button

Once reserved soley for members and guests, Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle now invites you to experience the healing forces of South Florida's premier spa. This holiday season indulge someone special with the Ultimate Holiday Spa Experience which includes:

Ultimate Facial ~ Look and feel fabulous instantly, this 90 minute Ultimate Facial begins with a luxurious foot bath and features the latest in skin care science from Kerstin Florian International. This pampering and effective facial restores and nourishes the skin.

Balance Body Experience ~ Using the Signature Willow Stream Balance Aromatherapy spa blend of vetiver, cypress, lemongrass, ylang ylang and spikenard to balance body, spirit and mind. The Balance Body experience incorporates a hydrating oatmeal and honey body scrub and is complete with a soothing full body massage. A memorable experience and perfect holiday gift for $549.60 includes taxes and gratuities.

Holiday gift cards are also available for all Willow Stream Spa experiences. Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club is located at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura. Call 305-933-6930 for more information.

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Add Some "Chispa" to the Wardrobe

Add some "chispa" to the wardrobe you wear to your holiday parties this season with a silk necktie from South Beach Ties, a three year-old Miami venture started by four friends - Christian and Teresa Thornburg and Shawn and Evans Crews. Choose from 25 Florida-motif patterns from palm trees to sea horses to stone crabs. Bow ties, cummerbunds, boy's ties, extra-long ties and women's scarves/belts are also available.

Enter "" in the comments section of the order form and you will get FREE SHIPPING at the time your order is processed. Happy Holidays!

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Wear Your Heart on a String

Does your daughter want to be like Hannah Montana? This holiday season you can purchase a special Bravery Heart Necklace like the one seen here on Hannah Montana and our friend Samantha. Samantha met Hannah on her "Children's Dream Fund" trip this year.

Bravery Heart Necklaces support children with life threatening illnesses at children's hospitals across the country, including South Florida. So, not only will you be supporting a great cause, but your favorite Hannah Montana fan will LOVE you for it!

Please shop at this holiday season and wear your heart on a string! Call 305-535-9097, or email

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Holiday Dining

Marinheiro Restaurant is becoming South Florida's new hotspot. Its exquisite fusion of international cuisine with Portuguese influences makes this amazing dining experience perfect for a holiday lunch or dinner. Executive Chef Nakia Arnold and owner Jair Gomes showcase an array of dishes with an emphasis on seafood, pastas and meats.

House specialties include the duck magret with wild berries sauce; the Cataplana, a mouthwatering fish stew with clams and shrimp; and to sweeten the experience, try the chocolate soufflé with ice cream as well as the Marinheiro Fillo filled with dulce de leche, chocolate and mascarpone.

Marinheiro is located at 1155 Brickell Bay Drive. Call 305-377-4442 for reservations.

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A Gift of Beauty

Looking fit and slim in South Florida is key, and during what is normally known as the "season of giving," Miami's Soluna Aesthetic & Lipo Center invites you to celebrate the holidays with a different kind of gift - giving up unwanted fat - opting instead to reward yourself or someone you love with a healthier and slimmer appearance.

During this holiday season, Soluna Aesthetic & Lipo Center is offering laser hair removal at 50 percent OFF the regular price. Or choose Endermologie (cellulite treatments) and get one FREE session with the purchase of a package. And there's the very popular Cosmelan Depigmentation treatment that is being offered at $100 OFF the regular price.

To learn more about Soluna's services, or to make an appointment, contact them at 1-877-300-LIPO, or visit online at

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Ever After by Renato Armijo

Special Events are a stay in South Florida's sophisticated nightlife, and Ever After by Renato Armijo is the alluring choice for the ladies who know. Ever After Purple is glamorous, refined, and elegant.

A lady of town and a girl at heart, the business woman, the professional, the teacher, the artist, the friend, the mother, the lover - she is the woman of Ever After. So this holiday season, give the gift of style - give Ever After.

Ever After is located at 2977 McFarlane Road in Coconut Grove. Telephone: 305-444-7300.

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Faces of Adversity

The Steve Martin Studio features a variety of eclectic contemporary art, and this holiday season South Florida artist Steve Martin is showing his latest series, Faces of Adversity.

The Series of original paintings in oil and acrylic are an extension of combined elements from previous works of Martin's dealing with the building of non-representational portraits of characters created from exaggerated features and bold blocks of color to express emotion rather than realism. Representing a style known as figurative expressionism, Martin's paintings are created by arbitrarily laying down pure bold color in broad and vigorous brush strokes. It's the perfect gift for the discriminating art lover.

The Steve Martin Studio is located at 66 NE 40th Street in Miami. 305-576-9221.

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Carnival Center for the Performing Arts

'Tis the season for holiday entertainment and Carnival Center, South Florida's premier performing arts venue, presents three extraordinary events perfect for friends and family to share:

Direct from London, the spectacular Broadway musical "My Fair Lady" (Dec. 18-23) is this season's perfect holiday gift for all who have loved the sheer beauty and glorious score of Lerner and Loewe's glittering classic.

The Manhattan Transfer (Dec. 20), with musical accompaniment by Florida Classical Orchestra, transform the Knight Concert Hall into a cheerful and swinging holiday resort with their warm and witty Christmas show featuring beloved songs - from the wishful-thinking "Let It Snow, Let It Snow" to the naughty but nice "Santa Baby."

And last but not least, Seraphic Fire (Dec. 21), Miami's critically-acclaimed chamber choir, makes its Carnival Center debut with "Messiah" - Handel's most enduring classic and a timeless holiday tradition. Box office hours are Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or call 305-949-6722.

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Thai Massage

Thai massage originated in India, but The Sports Club/LA Miami brings it to South Florida via the Four Seasons Hotel and Tower on Brickell Avenue. The massage is known as the "lazy man's yoga" and brings a tremendous sense of peace and revitalization by approaching the body, mind and spirit and uniting the basic elements of shiatsu and yoga.

The truly unique interactive experience uses light stretching and acupressure to revitalize the body as it relaxes tension in the muscles. The therapist uses palms, thumbs, elbows and knees to work on energy lines, which opens the entire body.

Call 305-533-1199 to buy your special someone the gift of relaxation.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wharton Club events- good networking opportunities!

All Ivy+ Happy Hour at The Capital Grille
Thursday, 11/29/07 at 06:00pm
Join us and other South FL All Ivy a Happy Hour event at The Capital Grille


Wharton Club Holiday Cocktail Party
Wednesday, 12/5/07 at 06:00pm
Join your fellow South Florida Wharton alumni at our Annual Holiday Cocktail Party in Boca Raton.


Wharton Club of S Florida and Penn Gold Coast Holiday Mixer
Saturday, 12/15/07 at 06:00pm
Join the Wharton School Club of South Florida and the Penn Gold Coast Club at our Holiday Mixer hosted by Allison Weiss Brady, C'93 and Chip Brady, W'94.

PENN Quakers vs. University of Miami Hurricanes
Wednesday, 1/2/08 at 08:00pm
Join the Penn Gold Coast Alumni Club as PENN Basketball plays Univ of Miami!


Interviewers Needed for Wharton School Mid Release Interviews
Mid release interviews are underway and Wharton needs your help.

Holiday coupons

Holiday coupons

Stila cosmetics warehouse sale:


or online:
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10% off online (NEVER HAPPENS) 20% off (NEVER HAPPENS)

Use code: FF2007


Victoria's Secret - $10 off!



Bath and Body works



Lord and Taylor

Barnes and Noble - 25% , 10%

Linens & Things


Children's Place

Yankee candle



Footaction: 40% off clearance


Puma- 30% OFF!!!

Nine West

Calvin Klein

Dicks Sporting Goods


Sharper Image

Banana Republic

Best Buy


FREE FOOD!!! (After you burn all those calories shopping!!)

Baskin Robbins (buy one sundae, get one free)

Johnny Rockets (free hamburger)

Pizzeria Uno (Free appetizer)

On the Border (free Appetizer)

Watch a movie to relax from all the shopping

Buy one ticket, get one free at Fandango when you use Discover (Starts

or FLY AWAY!!!


Free shipping for orders over $195.

Restoration Hardware Friends and Family

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When: 11/15/07 - 11/19/07
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Also, receive an additional 15% off already reduced prices online by
code NOV15 upon checkout!

Old Navy-Friends & Family on line code good from Nov 27-Dec 3---20% off

Banana Republic Friends & Family on line code- 30% off Dec 1-3

Gap Friends & Family on line code-30% off Nov 30-Dec 3

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ajax Thanksgiving weekend events

You are invited to the Mandarin Hotel this Friday, November 23, 2007 for Barefoot at the Oasis. This is Miami’s only Friday night happy hour and beach party (6:00 pm to 11:00 pm). Check-in your shoes at the door and relax, unwind and walk barefoot on the powdery sand. You must rsvp to To book a beach bed, please call 305.913.8358. Click on the invite below for more information.

You are also invited this Saturday night, November 24, 2007, "Sounds of Life" dinner and cocktail party at Social Miami at Sagamore Hotel. You must rsvp to

Also, please attend the "Unlock the Cells" fundraiser on November 29, 2007 (invite below) with 2 live performances and music by DJ Irie.

Please save the date for the first annual Brokers Boxing Federation fundraiser, Anyone interested in participating should register now. Finally, check out

The Forge Provides a Sneak Peak to Mondrian South Beach this Wednesday‏

Miami Beach- Vote Today

Vote TODAY, November 20th, at your regular precinct location. If you are a registered voter, you only need to bring your drivers license.

If you are not sure where to vote, you can find out by entering your address at this site: _fl_dade.php

Spanish-speaking radio producer in Miami?

Spanish-speaking radio producer in Miami?

We're expanding and want more Spanish language radio producers to produde radio spots for our tv shows. Have anyone to refer? Thanks!!
Contact me...

New show...don't miss it

Don't miss Telemundo's latest show staring November 29....a late night show in Spanish that Spanish-speakers and non-Spanish speakers will love equally. 11:30 Every Thursday don't miss it! To check out funny clips and get an idea about the show...

Caetano Veloso at Carnival Center 11/24

Fastway Moving presents
Caetano Veloso
The Cê Tour
Saturday November 24, 8 pm
Carnival Center for the Performing Arts Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami
Tickets are $38.50 - $78.50, available through the Carnival Center box office
(305) 949-6722 or online:
Rhythm Foundation members, call the office for direct ticketing and premium seats: (305) 672-5202
Presented with support from Moleca Cachaca and Baptist Health International Center of Miami

"A great chapter in the always-surprising later career of Caetano Veloso -- [Ce is] a record that's unlike anything else he's recorded before! The album mostly features small combo backing, set up alongside Veloso's vocals in styles that are slightly punky, slightly arty -- in a way that reminds us a fair bit of work from the hippest side of the New York scene in the early 80s. The structure of the songs is often simple, but extremely fresh -- very inventive twists and turns of a few basic elements, all to match the poetry of Veloso's own lyrics." - Dusty Groove

Caetano Veloso’s cê was released by Nonesuch Records earlier this year to critical and popular success both inside and out of Brazil. The record includes twelve original songs by Veloso (vocals, nylon and steel guitars), who recorded them in the spring/summer of 2006 with a rock band of younger musicians: Pedro Sá (electric guitar), Ricardo Dias Gomes (bass, Rhodes piano), and Marcelo Callado (drums); it was produced by Sá and Caetano's son Moreno Veloso.

“Caetano Veloso is one of the greatest songwriters of the century: a master melodist, a lyricist who merges surreal imagery with a sense of history and a sense of humor, a singer whose voice radiates tenderness and supple swing and a musician who connects to traditional music, pop and jazz from all over.” —The New York Times

Veloso is among the most influential and beloved artists to emerge from Brazil. Known there since the 1960’s, Veloso has made more than thirty recordings to date and has developed a strong international following. Born in Santo Amaro, Bahia, in 1942, Caetano Veloso began his professional musical career in 1965 in Sao Paulo. In his first compositions he drew on the bossa novas of Joao Gilberto, but rapidly began to develop his own distinctive style. Absorbing musical and aesthetic ideas from sources as diverse as The Beatles, concrete poetry, the French Dadaists and the Brazilian modernist poets of the 1920s, Caetano, together with Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, his sister Maria Bethania, and a number of other poets and intellectuals, founded a movement called Tropicalismo. By experimenting with new sounds and words, adding electric guitars to their bands and utilizing the imagery of modern poetry, Caetano became a musical revolutionary.

This short-lived movement, founded in 1968, ended abruptly when Caetano and Gil were sent into exile and lived in London. Now universally credited with redefining what is known as Brazilian music, it laid the groundwork for a renaissance of Brazilian popular music both at home and abroad. Caetano and Gil returned to Brazil in 1972 and found that Tropicalismo had remained intact and their audience had continued to grow.

Although Tropicalismo set the tone for Caetano’s career, his music has evolved greatly over the years. Incorporating elements of rock, reggae, fado, tango, samba canao, baiao and rap-- with lyrics containing some of the best poetry in a musical tradition rich in verse-- Caetano’s music is sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, often hybrid. At once an astute social commentator and balladeer of highly emotive love songs, Caetano is one of the most respected poets in the Portuguese language. Indeed he is one of only a handful of artists who has resolved how to be musically modern and still undeniably Brazilian.


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Host: Victor Nieves "by Osmosis"
Location: Miami Rescue Mission
Between the blocks of NW 20th & 21st Street, west of North Miami Ave, Miami, FL US
View Map | Find a Hotel |
When: Thursday, November 22, 10:30AM
Phone: 305-610-6004

"You must be the change you want to see in the world"
~ Mahatma Ghandi


Let's get together again this year and help feed 1500 homeless and low income families who need someone like you!

We will team up with Michael & Sarah of the Capponi Group who we met last year. They have a spectacular day organized at the Miami Rescue Mission.

* Nov 22 @ 10:30am - 3:00pm...Thanksgiving dummy! ;)

* Between the blocks of NW 20th & 21st Street, west of North Miami Ave

* or me,

* or me, or 305-610-6004

Victor :)
"Give Love,Give Light, Give Life"

This year we will be operating a free clothing store where donated clothes will be given to our guests. We will have Doctors, nurses and drug rehabilitation representatives. Our meals provided by Boston Market have been generously donated to us by Market America for the second year. Also for the second year Opium Group has donated beverages and Shareef Malnik of the Forge is providing us with the buses to transport our guests from the surrounding Miami neighborhoods. The buses will also be used for our volunteers to hand deliver meals and hope tote bags filled with hygiene products to those who cannot attend the block party. And of course, DJ Irie whose music sent so many volunteers and guests dancing in the streets will also be returning this year. We welcome all of you... old and young to spend this unforgettable day with us.

Miami Rescue Mission
2159 NW 1st Court
Miami, FL 33127

"Pure Love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return"
~ Peace Pilgrim

B.E.D. Miami Hosts THE HOLIDAY PARTY, November 21‏

Miami-Dade County Democratic Party Newsletter

Democrats of South Dade Club - Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 7:00 PM, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami

BISCAYNE CORRIDOR DEMOCRATIC CLUB - Monday, November 26, 2007, 7:30 PM, AMERICAN LEGION, 6445 NE 7TH AVE., Miami

Coral Gables Area Democratic Club - Thursday, November 29, 2007, 7:00 PM, Coral Gables Youth Center

The Hollywood Democratic Club
Cordially invites you to join us in honoring
US Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz
As the Hollywood Democrat of the Year

Sunday December 9, 2007
Noon - 2:30 PM
Conca D'oro Italian Restaurant
On Young Circle
1833 Tyler Street
Hollywood, FL 33019
Tel: 954-927-6704
$50.00 Per Person / Cash Bar
Please RSVP by November 26, 2007

For more information, to reserve a seat, or purchase an ad please contact:

Brad Vogt at 754-581-3257 or

Eric Rosenberg at 954-540-3800 or

WED Nov 21st: CASA CASUARINA ( Versace Manor) PARTY
944 will preview the new Jaguar XF with Warren Jaguar with a special performance from DJ Irie.

Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres


Salsa Circle Kick Off Dance Class with Luz Pinto, Wed Nov 21‏

Salsa Circle Kick Off Dance Class with Luz Pinto, Wed Nov 21‏
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 in Miami at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio Luz Pinto
7801 Abbott Avenue, Miami Beach FL
COST: $10.00 per session
Refreshments (wine and soft drinks) are served

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7 pm - 8 pm (beginners)
8 pm - 9 pm (intermediate and advanced)

Please contact Gabriele Ohst-Trappio at for more information and to obtain the SUITE NUMBER where the salsa classes are held!

Luz Pinto, born in Cuba, raised in N.Y., is known by students and teachers throughout the world for her teaching style. Professionally trained, she teaches Salsa, Merengue, Swing and Ballroom with precision and humor. Her skill in explaining the steps for both the man and woman plus the lead and follow enables anyone to learn easily and quickly. Dance lessons with Luz are dynamic, informative and a great deal of fun!

Jobs November 2007

Fort Lauderdale, FL Timekeeping System, Senior Manager New! DHL
Fort Lauderdale, FL Metromix Online Sales Specialist South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Miami Lakes, FL Dir-Marketing-I American Express 11/08
Hialeah, FL Sr Mgr-Strtgc Anlys & Testing American Express
Miami, FL Staff Financial Analyst Sony Electronics Inc.

Social Miami events- November 20-December

Holiday Trees and Wreaths

On Sale Now!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade continues the annual tradition of selling Christmas trees and holiday wreaths to the community, just in time for the holidays. A huge tent will mark the location where thousands of Christmas trees of all sizes and shapes will be available. The 40 year plus tradition will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to noon. Prices range from $65 to $450 for trees, and wreaths start at $25.

Boys & Girls Clubs Hank Kline Facility
Corner of S.W. 32nd Avenue and US1, Miami

A Night in Paradise

Wednesday, November 21 at 8 p.m.

The theme of FIU Business Alumni's annual fundraising event is "Taste of Brazil," presented in cooperation with YUPA. The evening, a benefit for CHARLEE and the FIU Scholarship Program, features live music, DJ and dance performances, drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets for FIU Alum and one guest are $40 p/p; non-members are $50.

Grove Isle
Four Grove Isle Drive, Miami
305-348-0397 (Michelle Joubert)

23rd Annual White Party Week

November 21 – 26

Care Resource is the beneficiary of proceeds from the "crown jewel" of HIV/AIDS fundraisers in South Florida. This multi-cultural nonprofit organization is the community's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization and is dedicated to serving those suffering with or affected by HIV/AIDS. The best known event of the week features Cyndi Lauper performing live at the White Party at Villa Vizcaya on Saturday, November 24.

Various Venues

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 22

Enjoy and elegant Thanksgiving at one of South Beach's best restaurants. Inspired by its oceanfront setting and name, La Marea at The Tides South Beach presents a Thanksgiving feast fit for Poseidon. Executive Chef Pietro Rota marries American favorites with influences from his Mediterranean and Northern Italian heritage to present artful creations such as Pumpkin Gnocchi and Braised Lamb Osso Buco served with a cream polenta cake. And for the South Beach dieters, there is even a guilt-free dish - roasted Fillet of Salmon Bella Vista, stuffed with halibut puree, tomatoes and spinach served with organic brown rice.

La Marea at The Tides South Beach
1220 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Arrival of Santa Claus

Friday, November 23 at 11 a.m.

Santa will be checking his list more than twice when he arrives at Westland Mall in true North Pole-style. Santa's winter wonderland, located at the Food Court, is open to all children and families interested in a bear hug from St. Nick or hearing a festive "ho, ho, ho." Starting November 23rd at 11am, photos can be snapped with Santa in order to savor his magic year round. While visiting Santa, shoppers can also enjoy special discounts on selected photo packages and children will receive their very own set of reindeer antlers and Dress-A-Santa stickers, while supplies last.

Westland Mall
1675 West 49th Street, Hialeah

Turkey Trail

Friday - Sunday, November 23 – 25 from 9:30 a.m.

Indulged in a little too much turkey and pumpkin pie? Take the whole family to Miami MetroZoo and burn off your Thanksgiving dinner. Right from the entrance gates, the zoo trails are marked with mile, half and quarter-mile markers. Just consult the easy chart that tells you how many miles you need to walk to counteract the calories in a typical Thanksgiving meal. Burning calories is just one reason to visit Miami MetroZoo - there's a ton of other reasons, like shows and rides, Dr. Wilde's World, Diego's Discovery Den Show, the Samburu Giraffe Feeding Station, Wings of Asia, and lots, lots more! Open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closes at 3 on Thanksgiving), admission is $13.95 for 13+, $9.95 for 3-12 and free for members and children two and under.

Miami MetroZoo
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami

Elves-Day-Out Camp

Saturday, November 24 beginning at 9 a.m.

Sign your youngster up with the Rain Forest Rangers to explore the rain forest and learn about the importance of preserving the environment. It's a day of activities, including building a jungle of your own! Miami Children's Museum will offer this camp every Saturday through December 22nd for an entire day of fun-filled, educational activities.

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami
305-373-5437, Ext. 112 or 140

Grand Opening and Benefit

Thursday, November 29, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Come enjoy cocktails and hors-d'eouvres as Cilek, creator of the world's most exclusive infant and children's fine furniture, invites you and your family to the grand opening of its North American flagship store at The Village of Merrick Park. The grand opening will feature an extraordinary performance by Turkish belly dancers. 10 percent of the opening week's sales will benefit Project: New Born's neonatal intensive care unit. Phone or email for more information.

Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables
Third Floor (Next To Nordstrom)
RSVP: 305-321-0546

Holiday School Supply Drive

Through January 3

Customers are invited to drop off new, unwrapped school supplies at local Starbucks stores to support Take Stock in Children, Florida's premier mentoring and scholarship program. Recommended gifts include paper, pencils, scientific calculators, notebooks, backpacks, binders, folders, glue sticks, etc. Each Starbucks store will serve as a collection site for supplies that will help at-risk children reach academic success. More than 40,000 school supplies were collected last holiday season.

Starbucks Locations


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”

Beginning December 8
Lichtenstein at Fairchild

December 20 – 31
MOZ / Zakharov Art Exhibition

Upcoming Events

What When
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
Lichtenstein at Fairchild Beginning December 8
MOZ / Zakharov Art Exhibition December 20 – 31

Saturday, November 17, 2007

New Late Night Show en Espanol Mas Vale Tarde November 29 2007

Save the Date for Thursday November 29...the launch of Telemundo's
great new weekly late night show en espanol... Mas Vale Tarde 11:30
pm. Don't miss it, whatever language you speak...we're not in a
writer's strike!
To check out funny clips

New Late Night Show en Espanol Mas Vale Tarde November 29 2007

Save the Date for Thursday November 29...the launch of Telemundo's
great new weekly late night show en espanol... Mas Vale Tarde 11:30
pm. Don't miss it, whatever language you speak...we're not in a
writer's strike!

Langerado Music Festival Artists announced March 6-9 2007

Langerado Music Festival in Big Cypress Indian Reservation, about 30 miles down Alligator Alley west of Ft. Lauderdale.

Beastie Boys • R.E.M. • Phil Lesh & Friends • 311 • Matisyahu • Thievery Corporation • The Roots • Gov't Mule • Ani DiFranco • Ben Folds • G. Love & Special Sauce • Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood • Built to Spill • The National • Les Claypool • Umphrey's McGee • The Disco Biscuits • Keller Williams • Mickey Hart Band • of Montreal • Robert Randolph & the Family Band • The Wailers • funky Meters • Citizen Cope • Antibalas • !!! • Dark Star Orchestra • Ozomatli • Sam Bush • Minus the Bear • Ghostland Observatory • Arrested Development • Blind Melon • Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars • The New Deal • Benevento Russo Duo • Perpetual Groove • Railroad Earth • Martin Sexton • The Avett Brothers • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals • The Walkmen • Dr. Dog • Indigenous • State Radio • Vampire Weekend • The Bad Plus • The Felice Brothers • Pelican • Yard Dogs Road Show • Brett Dennen • Earl Greyhound • The New Mastersounds • Dan Deacon • Josh Ritter • Pete Francis • Ryan Shaw • Blitzen Trapper • matt pond PA • The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker • Bassnectar • Balkan Beat Box • The Lee Boys • Shout Out Louds • Golem • The Wood Brothers • Busdriver • RAQ • Will Hoge • Spam Allstars • Phix • American Babies • The Heavy Pets • Backyard Tire Fire • The Postmarks • Steel Train • Hoots and Hellmouth • Jonah Smith • Pnuma Trio • Awesome New Republic • That 1 Guy • Trevor Hall • American Bang • School of Rock All-Stars •

Stereo, Downtown Miami's newest destination, is hiring, Saturday November 17th 12 PM - 6 PM

From the team that revolutionized Downtown Miami with the groundbreaking Space, and spearheaded the revitalization of Washington Avenue on South Beach with Cameo and Vice, comes the latest additions to Eleventh Street: Stereo and Rehab.
Opening in a few short weeks, Stereo and Rehab are, of course, looking for talented indivduals to fill many positions within the venues. From door personalities, bartenders, hospitality managers, VIP servers, VIP support, bar backs, security, back waiters, promotions, telemarketing, and more, they of course, need people to staff these revolutionary clubs.

With this in mind, the venue is holding a Casting Call this Saturday, November 17th from 12 PM - 6 PM. Please bring a detailed resumé with you to this casting.

If, by chance, you cannot attend this casting, please email your resumé and photo to

Stereo and Rehab are located at 30 NE 11 St in Downtown Miami.



Come and EXPERIENCE a spectacular COLLECTION of ART SHOWCASING over 30 ARTISTS in a TRENDY and fascinating ENVIRONMENT

Saturday, November 17th, 2007
Exhibition - 8:30PM – 11:30PM




Members Receive a 20% Discount this Weekend at The Dynamo Museum Shop‏

That is Members of the The Wolfsonian-Florida International University

DavidBartonGym - Arriving March 2008 - At the Gansevoort South‏

Friday, November 16, 2007

Algonquin, But You Can Call Me Candi. Monday November 19

Dinner this Monday at the new restaurant and lounge, "Dolores, But YouCan Call Me Lolita". If the name alone isn't enough to make you want to come to this newBrickell hotspot (which I wouldn't understand because I LOVE LOVE LOVEthe name!), the food, ambiance, and conversation will be great too!

Topics for conversation:
-Your Dolores moment-Your Lolita moment
-What you're thankful for this year
-What name you wish you'd been named
-If you became a stripper/porn star today, what name you'd choose
-Changed my mind.... No Lolita moments please

It is always a proud moment at Algonquin when we get to make literaryreferences. Our muse Dorothy Parker would be proud.

Casting call for 730, auditions at 8
Dolores, But You Can Call Me Lolita
Restaurant & Lounge
The address: 1000 South Miami AvenueMiami, FL (Mary Brickell Village, near Perricone, Blue Martini, RosaMexicana, etc.)
(305) 403-3104It is worth leaving the beach for... They have a cool inside andoutside bar, so feel free to plan for grabbing a drink pre or post.

Please please please RSVP! Even if you never ever RSVP'd before. BySunday is even better than by Monday. It is just a dinner. You can commit. And if you're already heading out of town for Thanksgiving,enjoy your family time, eat a lot, remember that you have a lot to begrateful for AND let others know that you are grateful and thankfulfor them. At least most of you aren't 12 year old girls living with anold man viejo verde. :)

Before the menu, other Algonquin news....Save the date for a very special holiday Algonquin December 17. You won't want to miss it... January hosting opportunities available. No need to wait for NewYear's to take on being more social, fun, organized, healthy, wealthy etc.. Sign up now and start your upcoming resolution today! Yes I know hosting an Algonquin may not seem like it makes you lose 10 pounds or have more $, but when you choose the restaurant and menu,you could choose healthier and budget-friendly options. Or not. Signup now. Thanks!
Jan 7
Jan 14- host scheduled. Yeah David Wiener Tietjen and Frank.
Jan 21
Jan 28

And now The YUM Menu
Shared appetizers:
Spinach salad with goat cheese
Eggplant Timbales with smoked mozzarela, topped with shrimp
Spinach and leek tart with portobello mushroom sauce
Serrano ham croquettes
Vietnamese Salmon egg rolls
Gazpacho martinis

Entrees (choose one):
Herb Roasted Chicken, Sauteed vegetablesPan
Seared Sea Bass topped with spicy tomato sauce
Linquini al pesto, shrimp, sundried tomatoes
Grilled Brazilian Picanha steak with a cabernet sauvignon reduction.Fried risotto.

Shared deserts:
Mango Carpaccio

Includes one glass or red or white wine $35 (Tax and tip included) Cash only. Please pay any additional drinks apart and feel free toadd on extra for the waiters if you'd like.

Speaking of Lolitas or Lolita-esque themes... My company is collectingcell phones and chargers for a battered women's shelter, if you have old ones, please bring to donate. Have a great weekend and see you Monday!


Dot Fiftyone Gallery Invites you this Saturday to Leonel Matheu Definitions Paintings - Video art Projects& Live Music‏

Salsa Circle Kick Off Dance Class with Luz Pinto, Wed Nov 21 ‏ 2007- eurocircle event

Salsa Circle Kick Off Dance Class with Luz Pinto

We have decided to start a little "sub"Circle in Miami for all Salsa Lovers!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 in Miami at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio Luz Pinto
7801 Abbott Avenue, Miami Beach FL
COST: $10.00 per session
Refreshments (wine and soft drinks) are served

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7 pm - 8 pm (beginners)
8 pm - 9 pm (intermediate and advanced)

Please contact Gabriele Ohst-Trappio at for more information and to obtain the SUITE NUMBER where the salsa classes are held!

Luz Pinto, born in Cuba, raised in N.Y., is known by students and teachers throughout the world for her teaching style. Professionally trained, she teaches Salsa, Merengue, Swing and Ballroom with precision and humor. Her skill in explaining the steps for both the man and woman plus the lead and follow enables anyone to learn easily and quickly. Dance lessons with Luz are dynamic, informative and a great deal of fun!

Holiday Wine Tasting and Guru Bar at The Grape‏ December 13 2007

BGT Partners and SFIMA
Holiday Wine Tasting and Guru Bar at The Grape
Thursday, December 13 - @ The Grape - Las Olas
It's time again to celebrate the holidays. Let's do it in style this year! Join SFIMA with BGT Partners, as we enjoy an international array of wines and appetizers and become enlightened at the Guru Bars. The moderated Guru Bars will delve into the interactive community's hottest topics, such as:
Social Media Marketing
Organic Search
Pay Per Click / Pay Per Action
Affiliated Marketing
Web 2.0
Email Marketing

Wondering why this is a great deal? We have terrific holiday prizes to give away by participating in this unique interactive event. Prizes include 2 Sony Camcorders, 4 deluxe wine baskets, 2 VIP Florida Panthers Hockey packages, and more.
Time/Date: 6:30 pm - Thursday, 12-13-2007
Place: The Grape - 706 Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Information About the Sponsor:
BGT Partners is a global interactive agency that helps companies strengthen their brand and business relationships through digital marketing and technology solutions. We have created interactive marketing solutions for clients such as the 2008 Beijing Olympic Committee, Sony, FPL, Ryder, Avaya, BankAtlantic, the Walt Disney World Company, and FedEx. Founded in 1996, BGT is headquartered in Miami, with offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Latin America. BGT has earned the reputation as one of the Global 2000's foremost professional services firms.
For more information on BGT Partners please visit

The Grape Wine Bar:
The Grape presents to its patrons a non-intimidating and pleasurable atmosphere in which to enjoy great wines and food. Their motto is “Your Taste Is All That Counts,” and its practiced by bringing you superb wines from all over the world for you to taste and enjoy.
The Grape - 706 Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Upcoming Events WebmasterWorld's Pubcon Las Vegas 2007

This event is the premier event for Search Engine Marketers across the world. This years event includes special tracks for Affiliate Marketers, Domainers, and new channels like Video.
Find out more about the SFIMA discount.

Daily candy weekend recommendations, November 16-18 2007

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

A weekend of mythical proportions.

What: The classic Greek tragedy set to The Doors, Joy Division, Twisted Sister, and Public Enemy.
Why: Everyone’s a Guitar Hera.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. (305-949-6722).

Youssou N’Dour
What: The Senegalese vocalist performs with his band, The Super Etoile.
Why: The Afro beat goes on.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Gusman Theater, 174 E. Flagler St. Info online at

Wish You Were Here
What: The Sports Club/LA and Make-a-Wish Foundation® invite you to a special Pre-Art Basel benefit, The Luxury Art Ball, featuring cocktails, cuisine, and giveaways (think diamonds). DailyCandy readers can enjoy a complimentary one-week membership and spa upgrade.
Why: All proceeds make a child’s dream come true.
When: Dec. 4. Tues., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Sports Club/LA, 1441 Brickell Ave. (305-533-1199).

Shecky’s Girls Night Out
What: More than 50 designers up to 75 percent off.
Why: Buy for now.
When: Thurs., 5-10 p.m.
Where: The Moore Building, 4040 NE 2nd Ave. Tickets at 212-242-2566.

Krelwear Tea Party
What: Get 30-90 percent off past seasons’ clothing.
Why: That holiday dress isn’t going to make itself.
When: Sun.-Jan. 4; opening party, Sun., 3-7 p.m.; regular hours, Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 180 NW 25th St. (305-576-7465).

Save Nyla
What: Purchase a hand-batiked shirt or tote featuring the local rescue dog in need and 100 percent will go to her medical bills.
Why: It’s animal pragmatism.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Hiho Batik, 6925 Biscayne Blvd. (305-754-8890).

Social MIami Art events Nov 16-25 2007

Target Free Third Fridays at MCM
November 16 from 3 to 9 p.m.

Learn about nutrition and exercise this month at Miami Children's Museum! There will be fitness and cooking demonstrations, along with other great activities to celebrate Get Fit, Get Moving month. Admission is free courtesy of Target!

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami

Holiday Toy Drive Kick-Off
November 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Amigos for Kids is officially launching its 16th Annual Holiday Toy Drive with a cocktail reception hosted by El Dorado. Guests are requested to bring a new unwrapped toy to add to the toy drive.

El Dorado
2475 S.W. 8th Street, Miami

Women That Rock
November 16 at 8 p.m.

Brazilian Voices presents popular Brazilian rock stars and revisits the biggest hits from the 70's through the 90's in an incredible blend of music and vocals. Special guests include the rock band directed by renowned musician George Tandy; the beautiful voice of international recording artist Adriana Mezzadri; and an appearance by Vera Figueiredo, one of the foremost Brazilian drummers. Featuring songs from Cazuza to Rita Lee to The Beatles, Brazilian Voices will delight audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, Fort Lauderdale

Youssou N'Dour with the Super Etoile Band
November 16 at 8 p.m.

Time Magazine has named Senegalese star Youssou N'Dour one of the "100 Most Influential People" of 2007. See the four-time Grammy winner, Africa's greatest star and "the protector of the Dakar Overgroove," in concert with his big band, the Super Etoile. N'Dour, a Dakar native, has made mbalax (Senegalese music that blends Senegal's traditional percussion and griot singing with Afro-Cuban and indigenous flavors) popular throughout the world in more than 20 years of touring with his band. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation, tickets range from $27 to $77 and are available through Ticketmaster and by calling the Box Office.

Gusman Theater for the Performing Arts
174 E. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-372-0925 (Box Office)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky
November 16 at 8 p.m.

Acclaimed as the baritone of his generation, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is renowned for his soulful singing, exceptional technique and remarkably mature interpretive powers. A vocal force to be reckoned with, the charismatic young Russian singer has impressed audiences worldwide with concerts, opera performances and recordings. His appearance at the Knight Concert Hall is presented by Concert Association of Florida. Tickets are $18, $48, $81 and $120.

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

Last Weekend of Performances

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

Miami City Ballet Program I
Friday – Sunday
November 16 – 18

Miami City Ballet opens its season in Palm Beach County with one of the most glamorous ballets ever created, "Jewels," choreographed by George Balanchine. The three-act ballet is set to music by three different composers: "Emeralds," distinctly French, with music by Gabriel Fauré; "Rubies," jazzy and American, set to Igor Stravinsky; and "Diamonds," imperial Russian, danced to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. The ballet was inspired by a jewelry collection at Van Cleef and Arpels in New York that piqued Balanchine's imagination. Performances are Fri at 8 p.m., Sat at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sun at 1 p.m. Individual tickets range from $19 to $75, and 4-program and 2-program subscriptions are also available. Pictured: Jennifer Kronenberg and Renato Penteado in Jewels. Photo by Joe Gato.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach

Celestial Music
Friday – Sunday
November 16 - 18

New World Symphony welcomes Michael Collins, Clarinet (pictured), and Alasdair Neale, Conductor for Celestial Music. Possibly the most divine piece of music for the instrument, Mozart's soaring Clarinet Concerto shows us why the prodigy was thought to have channeled the gods. Kernis summons angels in his mystical piece for strings. Written shortly after Stalin's death, Shostakovich's Tenth is a striking musical portrait of the dictator whose iron fist stifled the composer for years. Program includes: Kernis: Musica celestis; Mozart: Clarinet Concerto; and Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10. Performances are Fri and Sat at 8 p.m. and Sun at 3. Tickets range from $27 to $78.

Lincoln Theatre
541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

African Dance Celebration
November 16 – 18

New World School of the Arts and the University of Florida collaborate to present African Dance Celebration with over 50 dancers performing modern dance pieces by contemporary choreographers Garth Fagan, Peter London and Uri Sands and traditional African dance choreographed by Mohamed DaCosta. Jamaican-born Fagan is internationally renowned for his Tony Award-winning choreography for Lion King (1997); Mohamed DaCosta is a faculty member at the University of Florida; Peter London is on faculty at New World School of the Arts; and Uri Sands, a graduate of NWSA. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $5. NWSA dancers pictured: Lloyd Knight, Jennifer Gibson, Stephanie Wise, Demetrious Blocker, Denise Rojas.

New World Dance Theater, MDC Wolfson Campus
25 N.E. 2nd Street, 8th Floor, Downtown Miami

Dino Day
November 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here's a day of prehistoric proportions! Miami Science Museum is hosting a day filled with hands-on activities, contests and prizes that put your dinosaur knowledge to the test. Dare to travel back in time during Dino Day and learn how it was to live like these gargantuan creatures. You can eat, roar and battle like a dinosaur! Just follow the Dino tracks for a fun day, including a Dino scavenger hunt, "Roar like a Dino" contest, wildlife animal encounters, Dinosaur Theatre performance and more! Don't miss out!

Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami

November 17 at 7 p.m.

Join fellow art lovers every 3rd Saturday of the month for ArtWalk. Visit galleries & shops while enjoying art, music, hors d'oeuvres & wines in Historic Downtown Hollywood. Meet at Comfort Zone Studio to pick up a map that will guide you to participating galleries & shops along your beautiful evening stroll in Historic Hollywood. On-Street Parking on Harrison Street, Hollywood Boulevard and 21st Avenue, and Garage Parking at Van Buren & 20th Avenue.

Meet at Comfort Zone Studio
2028 Harrison Street, Hollywood

Sunday in the Park with George
Through November 17

In 1994 New York City Center launched its Encores! Series - Broadway musicals in concert with emphasis on the music and lyrics with minimal scenery and staging. These concerts have grown in popularity and are now in-demand theatrical attractions. The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre will present its own concert version of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sunday in the Park with George." This moving portrait of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat won a Pulitzer Prize for its deeply insightful and highly personal examination of the artist. Performances are Weds - Sat at 8 p.m. and Sat and Sun at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $8 to $20.

Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at UM
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables

Mozart's Così fan tutte
November 17 at 8 p.m.

Florida Grand Opera launches its 2007-08 season with a new production of Così fan tutte, starring Grammy Award-winning soprano Ana Maria Martinez in her FGO debut as Fiordiligi and Israeli-born soprano Rinat Shaham, last seen on the FGO stage in the title role of Carmen. Masquerades, mistaken identities, mock suicides and melodious Mozart music - Così has it all! Get ready for an evening of wicked games, infidelity, and a battle of the sexes you will long remember. David Gately directs with Music Director Stewart Robertson conducting. Performances are at Carnival's Ziff Ballet Opera House through December 8. The production moves to the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale for performances on December 13 and 15.

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

67th Ramble
Saturday & Sunday
November 17 & 18

Fairchild Garden's Ramble celebrates tropical living in South Florida with a blend of old traditions and new introductions. The 2-day festival features over 12 acres of plants, garden accessories, antiques, rare books, fabulous food, live music and activities for adults and children alike, plus, as a new addition, there will be an array of slow food demonstrations from South Florida chefs throughout the weekend. It's the largest plant sale of the year with more than 18,000 plants for sale; Nell's Tea Garden offers complete tea service; Garden of Chocolate - cacao plants to handmade chocolates; Farmer's Greenmarket; and much more! Admission is $20 for adults; $15 for seniors; $10 for kids 6-17; and free for members and children 5 and under.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami

Miracle Walk/Run
November 18 at 8 a.m.

Join the Transplant Foundation for a fun outdoor event to promote organ donation in our community. Take part in the 5k run/walk, enjoy breakfast and ice cream, music and entertainment, and a health fair with a massage station to work on overworked muscles. The pre-registration fee ($30 for adults and $15 for kids under 13) includes entrance to the zoo so you can stay and enjoy the whole day with friends and family. As of July 07, over 95,000 people are waiting for a transplant, and just one donor can help save the lives of up to 50 different people. Sign up and help get the word out! Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Miami MetroZoo
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami

"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"
Through November 18

PlayGround Theatre presents a magical mystery for ages 8 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. Performances are Thurs & Fri at 10 a.m.; Fri at 4 p.m.; and Sat & Sun at 3 p.m. 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
305-751-9550, Ext. 231

Ballet Folklórico de México
November 18 at 3 p.m.

Concert Association of Florida presents Ballet Folklórico de México, the award-winning company that has portrayed the culture of Mexico for over fifty years. The ballet works and musical pieces reflect various regions and folk music genres of their country, especially the traditions of indigenous Mesoamerican culture. Numbers of performers in individual dance numbers range from two to over thirty-five. From the group's founding by Amalia Hernandez in 1952, the company grew from eight performers to a fifty piece ensemble by the end of the decade. Tickets for the performance at Knight Concert Hall range from $15 to $75.

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

Pops in the Grove
November 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Alhambra Orchestra will perform popular movie music, great songs and light classical favorites with guest artists Beverly Coulter and friends. You'll be humming Cole Porter, themes from Star Wars and Harry Potter, plus a bit of rock to delight the entire family. There will be terrific door prizes, and free parking. Your $10 donation helps finance the orchestra's season of mostly free concerts. Alhambra Orchestra is a nonprofit community orchestra comprised of volunteer musicians. Interested musicians are invited to audition.

Ransom-Everglades School
3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove

Turkey Trail
Friday - Sunday
November 23 – 25 from 9:30 a.m.

Indulged in a little too much turkey and pumpkin pie? Take the whole family to Miami MetroZoo and burn off your Thanksgiving dinner. Right from the entrance gates, the zoo trails are marked with mile, half and quarter-mile markers. Just consult the easy chart that tells you how many miles you need to walk to counteract the calories in a typical Thanksgiving meal. Burning calories is just one reason to visit Miami MetroZoo - there's a ton of other reasons, like shows and rides, Dr. Wilde's World, Diego's Discovery Den Show, the Samburu Giraffe Feeding Station, Wings of Asia, and lots, lots more! Open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closes at 3 on Thanksgiving), admission is $13.95 for 13+, $9.95 for 2-12 and free for members and children under two.

Miami MetroZoo
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami