Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Miami City Ballet announces its 2009-2010 Season

Miami City Ballet announces its 2009-2010 Season
From October 2009 through April 2010

MCB Dancers in Symphony in Three Movements, Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Joe Gato

Miami City Ballet’s (MCB) 2009-2010 season of dance in South Florida begins in October 2009 and runs through April 2010. The Company performs at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade, at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale; and at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
Program I features modern choreographer Paul Taylor’s Company B. This work, last seen in South Florida almost a decade ago, is performed to carefree World War II hits by the Andrews Sisters (“Rum and Coca Cola,” Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Oh, Johnny, Oh!”) contrasted with the melancholy realities of soldiers at war. Also on this program are George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Symphony in Three Movements and Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux.
Program II will show for the first time on MCB’s main stages, Twyla Tharp’s “The Golden Section” a thrilling segment from her famous work The Catherine Wheel. The piece is set to music by David Byrne (of the Talking Heads) and it is pure energy as thirteen dancers in gold costumes sail, soar, and tear through the air of the stage’s glowing light. Also featured are Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, Valse Fantaisie (1953), and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.
Program III is Edward Villella’s The Neighborhood Ballroom. Back for its first full encore since its 2003 premiere, this is an evening-length, action-packed, atmosphere-drenched tale of a poet, his muses, and the great ballroom music and dances of the early and mid-20th century. The four sections of this work showcase the seductive waltz, quick-stepping jazz (including the Charleston), the fox-trot where couples dance in the dark to big-band music, and the mambo, which ruled the dance floor in the 1950s.

Program IV will feature Dances at a Gathering, Jerome Robbins’ masterpiece. Ten dancers, live Chopin piano music, endlessly beautiful and original invention - a celebration of dance, dancers…and life. Also on this program is Balanchine’s breezily romantic Who Cares? set to music by Gershwin.
Once again, Miami City Ballet will present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. This delightful holiday season family event features a cast of more than 100 professional dancers and talented students from Miami City Ballet School. Performances will take place at The Arsht Center in Miami and at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale.
New 2009-2010 full subscription renewal packages, to which Nutcracker tickets can be added, will be mailed in February and mini-series renewals will be mailed in March. Reservations for single tickets will be accepted at Miami City Ballet’s Box Office starting in April.
Subscription packages and single-show tickets are on sale now. Four-program subscription series are priced from $635 to $69; two-program “mini-subscriptions” are priced from $330 to $36. Single ticket prices for the repertory are $169 to $19. Nutcracker ticket prices are $65 to $19.75 (discounted to $58-$19 when ordered with a subscription package).
For more information about subscription packages, including group discounts, please call Miami City Ballet Box Office toll-free at (877) 929.7010.
Tickets can be purchased at the theaters' Box Offices and online at Miami City Ballet or Ticketmaster.
Following is the entire season line-up. (Programs subject to change)
Program I
Company B (Andrews Sisters/Taylor)
Allegro Brillante (Tchaikovsky/Balanchine)
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Delibes/Balanchine)
Symphony in Three Movements (Stravinsky/Balanchine)
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
Friday, October 23 at 8p.m.
Saturday, October 24 at 8p.m.
Sunday, October 25 at 2p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, November 6 at 8p.m.
Saturday, November 7 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, November 8 at 2p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, November 20 at 8p.m.
Saturday, November 21 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, November 22 at 1p.m.
Program II
Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart/Balanchine)
Valse Fantaisie (1953) (Glinka/Balanchine)
“The Golden Section” (Byrne/Tharp)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Kay/Balanchine)
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
Friday, January 8 at 8p.m.
Saturday, January 9 at 8p.m.
Sunday, January 10 at 2p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, January 15 at 8p.m.
Saturday, January 16 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, January 17 at 1p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, January 22 at 8p.m.
Saturday, January 23 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, January 24 at 2p.m.
Program III
The Neighborhood Ballroom (Rennó, Ellington, et. al /Villella)
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
Friday, February 5 at 8p.m.
Saturday, February 6 at 8p.m.
Sunday, February 7 at 2p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, February 12 at 8p.m.
Saturday, February 13 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, February 14 at 2p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, February 19 at 8p.m.
Saturday, February 20 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, February 21 at 1p.m.

Program IV
Dances at a Gathering (Chopin/Robbins)
Who Cares? (Gershwin/Balanchine)
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, March 12 at 8p.m.
Saturday, March 13 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, March 14 at 2p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
Friday, April 9 at 7:30p.m.
Saturday, April 10 at 8p.m.
Sunday, April 11 at 2p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, April 16 at 8p.m.
Saturday, April 17 at 2p.m. and 8p.m.
Sunday, April 18 at 1p.m.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, December 11 at 7:30p.m.
Saturday, December 12 at 2p.m. and 7:30p.m.
Sunday, December 13 at 2p.m. and 7:30p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
Friday, December 18 at 7:30p.m.
Saturday, December 19 at 2p.m. and 7:30p.m.
Sunday, December 20 at 2p.m.
Tuesday, December 22 at 7:30p.m.
Wednesday, December 23 at 7:30p.m.

Big 10 Happy Hour - Wednesday, Sept. 30th

The annual awards are presented at the NAA Leadership Symposium to Clubs recognized for certain areas of achievement, such as event programming, membership, communications, finances, scholarship, etc. For the SEFL Club to win "Club of the Year" for 2008 is a great honor because this is an award for overall excellence out of all the NU Clubs!!!

The Club's trophy will be at the Big 10 Happy Hour displayed in all its glory!!! Hope you will be there (wearing purple) to raise a toast to our Club's win! The Big 10 Happy hour details are below.

Way to go Wildcats!!!

Toni Kissel, Esq.

President - NU Club of Southeast Florida


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Time: 5: 00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. ***

Location: Morton's Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
(500 East Broward Blvd) SW corner of Broward Blvd. & Federal Hwy. For more directions go to www.mortons.com/fortlauderdale/

or questions contact Toni at SEFLPresident@alumni.northwestern.edu

***Happy Hour prices start at 5:00 PM for specially priced beer, wine, spirits and Bar Bites and end at 7:00pm.

Look forward to seeing all of the Big Ten alums again after a long summer!

(As of today's date because the Club year is just beginning. Watch for more events!)

Saturday, October 3, 2009 NU Wildcats v. Purdue Boilermakers Game watch! Noon (12PM, Bru's Room Grill in Coconut Creek. http://www.brusroom.com & click on directions for location. NU alums had a great time last year game watching with Purdue. New friendships were made!

To keep up with NU Wildcats sports go to

Sunday, October 4, 2009 is the 2nd Annual Big Ten Alumni Golf Challenge at Boca Country Club. (72 people attended last year) Following the tournament join the group for a chicken and ribs buffet dinner at the "The Grille on Congress" a few blocks away, for prizes, drinks and dinner.

You and friends can play in this "4-person Scramble" outing. Everyone, whether they play or not, are welcome to attend the dinner afterwards. Golf is $50 & Buffet dinner is $25, inc. tax & tip. Cocktail Hour at 5:30pm. Dinner @ 6PM. Please email or call Doug Maran at illinoisalumni @ yahoo.com

Boca Country Club - 17751 Boca Club Blvd. Boca Raton

Directions: Just north of Clint Moore and west of Congress, (entrance across from Costco). From the south, take I-95 to Yamato west. Turn right at the light at Congress. Just past Clint Moore, turn left at the light at Boca Club Blvd. Drop your bag and park; From the north, take I-95 to Atlantic west, Congress south, right on BCB.. From turnpike - From the south, exit on Glades east to Jog. Go north to Yamato east. Then Congress north to BCB. From north, exit at Atlantic east; take Congress south; take a right at BCB.

"The Grille on Congress" 5101 Congress Ave. Boca Raton

Directions: On the NW corner of Yamato and Congress. From the Boca CC, turn right on Congress. Travel approx. three blocks south and just before Yamato, take a right into restaurant parking lot.

October 2009 6:30p.m. SEFL Club Annual Board Meeting! This is the largest and most important board meeting of the Club's year. Meet your fellow alums. Exact date and location will be announced. For questions contact Toni at SEFLPresident @ alumni.northwestern.edu


March 27, 2010 (Saturday) Jersey Boys Broadway Musical Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, Florida Tickets $83.00 This is the NU Club's annual theatre group event with Illinois Club. (For those of you who missed them at the Broward Center last year, it was a wonderful performance.) Deadline to send checks to Doug Maran, Illinois President** is January 25, 2010* Pre-dinner is separate & location TBA.

**To order "Jersey Boys" tickets or register for golf, please contact Doug Maran, President, Illinois Alumni Club, 1201 SW 141 Ave. #104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027. Email: illinoisalumni @ yahoo.com for questions.

South Florida Community Banking: A Fresh Perspective

The Wharton Club of South Florida

cordially invites you to a panel discussion on

South Florida Community Banking: A Fresh Perspective
While the news headlines have been dominated by the collapse of large financial institutions, FDIC bank takeovers, and rampant consolidation of the banking industry, a small group of South Florida entrepreneurial bankers have dared to step into the void and create a new line of community banks. Offering leaner, more customer-focused operations, these recent start-ups have one advantage over their larger rivals: balance sheets free of non-performing loans. The Wharton Club is proud to present a stellar panel of South Florida community banking entrepreneurs who will discuss what opportunities the current financial crises will provide for their sector of the industry; the impact of the economic downturn on our region; and what they think the future holds for the industry as a whole."


Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Venue TBA.

6:00 PM: Networking Reception
7:00 PM: Panel Discussion
8:00 PM: Q & A

Panel Includes:

Keith Costello
President and Chief Executive Officer
Broward Bank of Commerce
Alejandro "Alex" M. Sanchez
President and Chief Executive Officer
Florida Bankers Association Dr. Lawrence Schimmel
Chairman of the Board
Professional Bank

sponsored by

Wharton Club of South Florida Members (plus 1 guest): Free
Non-Members and Other Guests: $25.00 per person

Pre-registration will be required via our website at www.whartonsouthfla.com.

Additional Resources:

Broward Bank of Commerce plans to raise up to $17 million – November 16, 2007

Broward Bank of Commerce gets preliminary state approval – May 23, 2008

Alejandro "Alex" M. Sanchez
President and CEO, Florida Bankers Association
Alex serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Bankers Association (FBA). Founded in 1888, and located in Tallahassee, the FBA is the leading voice for Florida’s banking industry. Alex’s responsibilities include representing and advocating for Florida’s banking industry before all legislative and regulatory bodies in Tallahassee and in Washington.

Before joining the FBA, Alex was an attorney at Sinclair Louis, a Miami based law firm, specializing in business law; Consolidated Bank, Assistant General Counsel; and the Florida Department of Commerce, General Counsel. From 1989 to 1993, Alex served as Senior Corporate Attorney for GTE Information Services in Tampa.

From 1999-2003, Alex served on the Board of IMSG, a Publicly traded subsidiary of Bankers Insurance Group of St Petersburg, Florida. Bankers is a privately held corporation and is Florida’s largest based insurance company offering a variety of financial services products, and is licensed to do business nationwide.

In early 2002, President George W. Bush nominated Alex, as one of the three Presidential appointees on the five people Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Appointment to this Board includes clearance after a four month extensive F.B.I. background check.

On November 19, 2002, the United States Senate officially confirmed Alex to serve on the Board. The Thrift Savings Plan contains over $230 billion on behalf of nearly four million government and military personnel. In the average month, over $1.5 billion is contributed to the Plan. The Plan is a tax-differed defined contribution plan established as one of the three parts of the federal employees system. The Board operates the plan and manages the investments of the thrift savings fund solely for the benefit of the participants. The Board meets monthly and keeps accounts and makes loans to the participants. Alex has served on the Board since 2002. In April of 2007, President Bush nominated Alex to serve a second four year term to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

In August 2006, Governor Jeb Bush nominated Alex to the Florida Schools of Excellence Commission. Alex served until April 2007.

Alex has appeared as a guest several times this year on CNBC’s Closing Bell show hosted by Maria Bartiromo and on the Fox Business News Network.

In October of 2007, Alex began serving on the Board of Directors of Bankers Insurance Group. Alex serves on the Compliance, Audit and Claims committees.

Alex received a B.S., Cum Laude, from Troy State University in 1981 and a J.D. from the University Of Iowa College Of Law, in 1983. He is a military veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force for almost 5 years, receiving an honorable discharge in 1981.

He is a graduate of Class XIV of the Florida Chamber's Leadership Florida Program and is a board member of Florida Tax Watch, a statewide organization.

Alex has two daughters, Cristina and Carolina.

Keith Costello
President and CEO, Broward Bank of Commerce
Mr. Costello, CFA, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Broward Financial and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Broward Bank of Commerce. Prior to joining the organizing group, he was president of private banking and senior lender of Bank of Florida Southeast where he was responsible for a $400MM loan portfolio, attended all board meetings, including weekly loan committees, and monthly audit/BSA and asset and liability committee meetings. Mr. Costello was responsible for loan quality, underwriting, and loan production for the three-county area comprising Bank of Florida Southeast’s primary market.

Prior to joining Bank of Florida, Mr. Costello was president for Broward County of Great Florida Bank, where he was responsible for the bank’s operations and expansion in Broward County. Mr. Costello also served as senior vice president and Broward market executive of City National Bank of Florida. While at City National, Mr. Costello served as a lender, business development manager, head of private banking, and served as the bank’s senior executive in Broward County. Mr. Costello served as senior vice president and manager of the Miami office for NationsBank’s private client group where he was responsible for the development and management of the loan portfolio.

He started his business career as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch in 1987 after leaving active duty military service in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of Captain. Mr. Costello holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst 26 designation in 1996 and is a member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Costello is involved in several local charities and organizations and has served on the Board of Directors of the Broward United Way, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Foundation Board of Saint Anthony School and is a member of the Leonardo Da Vinci Society of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science.

Dr. Lawrence Schimmel
Chairman of the Board, Professional Bank
Dr. Schimmel saw the consolidation throughout the South Florida banking industry in 2005 to 2007 as an opportunity to develop a community bank. Rather than become a retail bank and have to compete with the larger regional and national competitors, he adopted a strategy to create a community bank that would deliver sophisticated banking services with a higher level of customer service. To this end, all of Professional Bank’s staff is trained by Ritz Carlton. Dr. Schimmel’s model is scalable, and with the strategic addition of bankers known throughout our community, he has built a core of base deposits. Professional Bank’s Board of Directors and seasoned management team provide a wide range of expertise that gives the bank an strategic advantage in these tough economic times.

Dr. Schimmel co-founded Qualmetrix Information Services, LLC, a medical software development company, in 2005, and has been its President since its founding. Throughout his career, Dr. Schimmel has been an entrepreneur in the medical-related business field. In 1992, he co-founded Allied Health Group and Florida Specialty Networks which grew into a national medical management business overseeing the payment of approximately $450 million in health care claims annually. Dr. Schimmel was the founding Chairman of Megabank and he continued to serve on the bank's executive committee until just prior to its acquisition in 1994. Dr. Schimmel served on the Board of Directors of Executive National Bank until 1997. Dr. Schimmel practiced General and Vascular Surgery in the Miami community for 17 years. He received his B.A. from Rutgers College and his M.D. from New Jersey College of Medicine.

Manager of Promotions & Sales Support- DHL Latam

DHL | My Career
Manager of Promotions and Sales Support - Americas
Reference Number: US - 20762DHL AM
JOB SUMMARY: The Manager of Promotions & Sales Support will be responsible for executing plans that consistently build DHL
Express reputation, preference, trial and usage of the DHL Express suite of products and services among current and potential
customers. As such, in cooperation with regional and global guidelines, the core workflow responsibilities and deliverables of the
position include product launch promotions, e-marketing/database marketing, customer retention incentives, lead generation, and
sales support initiatives, in addition to providing qualitative metrics and quarterly ROI analysis for promotional and PR
The ideal candidate must be a hands-on self starter, independently resourceful, a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit who
understands business strategy and delivers tactically in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision, yet operate within
regional and global guidelines. A proven track record in direct marketing, product promotions, customer-relationship marketing,
sponsorship activation within a multi-country, multi-lingual (Spanish, Portuguese, English, French) environment is a must.
The geographical scope of responsibility includes Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada and the USA.
•Reports to the Regional Director of Marketing Communications and is directly responsible for engaging with the country sales
teams, Marketing Communication network members and agency/vendor partners in his/her country(ies) of responsibility.
•Leads the daily execution of the priorities and actions included in the Marketing Plan, based on programs to increase preference,
lead generation, trial and usage of our products and competitive position, within country(ies) of responsibility.
•Hands-on involvement of all aspects and operational details of regional marketing communication projects, campaigns and salespromotion
activities to drive awareness, lead generation, customer usage and loyalty in his/her country(ies) of responsibility.
Provides guidance to countries when necessary.
•Coordinates production and distribution of marketing communication and sales support materials in his/her country(ies) of
•Maintains country involvement and input throughout the process.
•Supports the regional customer retention loyalty program and the tactical applications necessary to promote it across his/her
country(ies) of responsibility in multiple languages.
•Directs and activates all aspects of DHL Express sales support materials at industry exhibits, tradeshows and conferences.
•Manages the development, maintenance and metrics of customer database marketing and provides a process and template for
his/her country(ies) of responsibility to follow.
•Ensures all in-country teams within his/her responsibility comply with DHL standards and guidelines. Provides country(ies) of
responsibility with standardized marketing, guidelines, key messages, materials, templates, and program/plan framework.
•Regularly scans competitor communication and promotional activity and proactively makes recommendations to protect, defend
or enhance DHL’s image. Implements proactive BTL tactics to defend the brand, when necessary.
•Applies measurement techniques to report ROI on a quarterly and annual basis.
•Manages, models and implements best practices which can be showcased to regional management and global.
•Manages vendor and agency activity by providing agency direction and guidance for success.
1.Perform other duties as assigned.
•Regional Director of Marketing Communications - Americas
•Master’s Degree in marketing, advertising or communications.
•Fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese and French, a plus
•A minimum of 7-10 years' previous experience managing product promotions, customer relationship marketing, sales-support
campaigns roll-outs both at the foreign country domestic level and multi-country/sub-regional locations with measurable results.
•Demonstrated capabilities in working effectively with cross-functional teams and in-country marketing and sales units.
•Leading-edge, clever and persuasive thinking, with both an analytical and creative point-of-view.
•Desire and ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects concurrently.
•Strong project management skills and commitment to results.
•Excellent written communication, editing and presentation skills.
•Professional presence and demeanor.
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DHL | My Career
•Self-starter, motivated, team player, able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
•Unyielding attention to detail that results in zero typos and errors, due to the highly visible nature of the position.
1.Ability to operate PC-based software programs and automated business systems.
2.Excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational, leadership, interpersonal and motivational skills. An interactive, “team
player” approach.
3.Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both in writing and orally, in both one-on-one and in group-presentation
situations. Ability to interface with all functions and at all levels in the organization including third parties such as the media and
4.Ability to operate various pieces of office equipment including, but not limited to: computer, keyboard, mouse, copier, calculator,
peripheral computer equipment and phones as required by position.
5.Ability to work well under pressure, perform and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
6.Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to perform work. Ability to bend, stoop and lift up to ten pounds.
7.Ability to effectively perform and manage assignments and staff to meet performance goals within established guidelines and
8.Ability to understand company, department and customer needs, issues and concerns.
9.Ability to remain current on market and business trends affecting DHL’s business.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. As required by position, travel for short or extended periods of time to other
DHL business locations, vendors and other business-related destinations.
Facts & Figures
Job function Marketing, Advertising & PR Country United States
Job offered by DHL Express Regional Office Location Florida
Reports to - Location - details Plantation
Hiring manager Lori A. Folts Travel required Below 25% of total work time
Job Grade P5 Travel extent International
Start Date Immediate Employment Type Permanent (Full-Time)
Closing date for
applications Not specified Contract Duration Not specified
Work permit required Yes Working hours 40
Relocation offered Not specified Shift work required Not specified

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Call for content

Call for Content: The NYTV Fest also launched a new writing contest offering drama screenwriters the chance to win a $40,000 development deal with ION Television. To enter, writers must submit a movie treatment (5-10 pages) and the first act of their screenplay (20-40 pages). The deadline for entry is November 30, 2009.

Yelp's Got Your Cafécito‏

Yelp's Got Your Cafécito
September 29

Sarah A
Coffee should be rich and Folie

What's That?
The Sounds Hit Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow

Bike Gang:
Bike Miami Free Street Party

Moon, Stars, & Wine!
8th Annual Wine on Harvest Moon

Dive Right In:
SoBe Pub Crawl Dos

Get the LoweDown:
Through The Lens Closing Reception
In Miami, coffee translates to café con leche, cortaditos, y coladas. While we know that the corner Cuban cafeteria counter can heat it up with brown sugar on top, Miami also has more cafés and coffee houses than you might realize. This week we're serving a freshly brewed compilation of hot and steamy places to get your java fix. Au lait!

Tim S is passionate about his beans and shares, "Pasión is not your typical coffee place. It distinguishes itself by offering several blends from all over the Americas. Your choice is ground and brewed to order." Also in the Gables is Café Demetrio, complete with old world ambiance, dark wood interiors, and a garden turned patio where Jordan N tells us "you find yourself surrounded by an over-sized (chess) knight and lush greenery... and they serve your coffee with a heart in the foam, in porcelain cups, and with a cup of water on the side." Need more of that Europhile feel? Head to Morning Call in South Miami, where Rula S is transported to Europe via "the pastries, the coffee, and the people!"

When Annabella S wants to get close to France without leaving South Beach, she checks in at A La Folie: "The vibe, the music, café au lait, and the baguettes might confuse you into thinking you are in a tiny Parisian café." According to Brandon B, "everyone already knows how good Taste is for lounging around, drinking coffee, playing on the Internet, and talking with friends." He's a keen observer since a second location just opened right off Lincoln Road. Alice S is already hooked: "The coffee selection is huge and they serve my absolute favorite tea brand." She adds, "If you're jonesing for a delicious breakfast or lunch, no other place will do."

That said, Todd B is more a Tinta man: "In terms of Cuban coffee, this is some of the best. They sell their own roasts, the wait staff are all very friendly, and no one bugs you if you linger to read or enjoy the free newspapers." Want your cup with a dash of pretense? Elizabeth P knows Le Café has that icy, cool vibe "where you can discuss the latest happenings on literature and philosophy." And for the coffee-loving achiever on the go, get revved up with Martin O at Europa Carwash and Café – a shiny car and an "extraordinary mocha?" Fill' er up!

Did we miss your favorite caffeine connection? Spill the beans on Talk!

Top Yelpers
See who's been mouthing off this week!

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If it looks good, eat it!

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Everyone Loves Ketchup


Picks of the Week
Reviews we liked this week.
Sona B. on Out of the Blue Café
"I've been looking for a chill coffee shop where I could do a little studying, cure my caffeine withdrawl, and waste some time. Out of the Blue was perfect. More like "out of the way", it's on a street next to some beat down buildings and parking was a bit sketch. However, once inside, the ambiance…"
Orion S. on Sedici Café & Grill
"This little shop is a hidden gem. Good everything!!! Fresh goods and sandwiches are definitely the best. The panini sandwiches are to die for, especially for the price. Excellent lunch spot that includes beer! What more can you ask for in a clutch cafe."
Chris S. on Cafetto Coffee & Cocoa
"I just love spending a lazy afternoon here reading and drinking coffee. This is a great place to come when you just need to reset and mellow out before jumping back into the chaos of life. I look forward to coming here once a week to spend some quiet time with myself as I unload, re-energize and…"
Fresh Lists
The newest of our users' favorites. Cafe con Leche
"Here's how I like to wake up!"
Caffeine Needed!!
"Whether your caffeine of choice is regular ole American coffee, tea (in a variety of flavors/colors), or cafe con leche, heavy on the sugar, here are some top choices around town."
MIA: Coffee & Tea
"A select list of some of the down to earth local coffee and tea houses in Greater Miami where you can discuss, debate, read a book, do homework, study, or bring friends for chatting."
Best Coffee in town
"Here's what I do for Coffee"
Best Cafe con Leches
"I know how I like my coffee and these places don't let me down"

Monday, September 28, 2009

Job at GE

Job at GE apply at GEcareers.com

Region Example

TITLE: Resource Director-LA Region

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
* Minimum of 3 years experience in Services and related operations
* Minimum 3+ years experience in project management and/or capacity planning


The Resource Director – XX Region will serve as an integral part of the regional team responsible for resource planning and execution to meet customer and business metrics.

* Key member of the Global Resource COE team to ensure optimum utilization and movement of resources as required to meet the total Power Services business goals.
* Single point of contact for immediate resource needs
* Develop long range forecast for region/COE resource needs.
* Develop and execute short and long-range resource plans based on resource forecasts and business commitments, including recruitment, skills reviews, and resource development through advanced level training.
* Provide leadership to ensure business meets financial goals by driving unassigned time and field engineer utilization metrics.
* Administer service activities to meet region and the Operations COE objectives.


* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering preferred.
* Knowledge of Power Services information systems.
* Demonstrated success in prior project or program management.
* Computer literate with Word, Excel, and Power Point.
* Must be able to travel within and outside of the US. (25%).
* Knowledge of Power Services systems
* Green/Black Belt certified (GE Employees Only).
* Field Engineer Program Graduate
* Strong customer service mindset.
* Proven ability to lead in a global environment.
* Proven ability and track record to produce and deliver results.
* Exceptional communication and team building skills.
* Demonstrated leadership, organizational and planning skills.
* Team Builder/Team Player.

*Relocation benefits are available for this position.
*Position can be offered at a lower band and will be based on experience of the candidate.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Geometric Painting Class at MOCA

Geometric Painting Class at MOCA

Date: Wednesday, September 23 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $10 for MOCA Members, North Miami Residents and city employees, $12 for all others

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art: 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161

The Event: Come join us for Geometric Painting Inspired by Sarah Morris at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The two-hour class is part of MOCA's Art for All, a series of art classes designed for adults seeking to learn about contemporary art by participating in hands-on art activities. No art skills necessary. Please RSVP on the YoPros website to let us know you are attending (YoPros cell: 305.878.4444).

Join us as the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College co-presents with...‏

Join us as the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College co-presents with

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Mia Leonin
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 8 p.m.
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

Mia Leonin spent the first sixteen years of her life believing her father was dead. All she knew of the man came through stories told by her mother. At times he had been a surgeon, at others a psychiatrist. In truth, he had been a fantasy. Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Leonin learned from her mother that her father, a Cuban exile, was very much alive and living in Florida. Her attempts to contact him, however, were thwarted until four years later, when she left home in search of her roots. Her journey takes her to Miami, Colombia, and Cuba, and her search for cultural identity leads her to create memories, friendships, and romances. She finds moments of connection and redemption, ending up in Havana not as a cultural tourist but as an illegitimate daughter of Cuba looking for validation. What she discovers is an island bereft of fathers and brimming with paternalism. As she becomes entangled with two different men, she descends further into the Havana of poverty, humiliation, and despair, as well as the ever-inventive city that is as passionate as it is contradictory. Insightful, imaginative, and often poetic, Havana and Other Missing Fathers (University of Arizona Press, $16.95) is Mia Leonin’s recollection of this journey and her longing to learn more about her origins. In the end, she must learn to accept the answers she discovers as well as the questions that remain.

Presented in collaboration with Books & Books.

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Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Taylor Kidd
Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL

Sue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann Taylor Kidd, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other. Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel. Ann, just graduated from college, heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life, grapples with a painful depression. As this modern-day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites, they also each give voice to that most protean of connections: the bond of mother and daughter. A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds, spiritual growth, and renewal, Traveling with Pomegranates (Viking, $25.95) is both a revealing self-portrait by a beloved author and her daughter, a writer in the making, and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere

Presented in collaboration with Books & Books.

Virginia Key Redesign Workshop‏

Invitation to Revive Public Input to

Redesign the Master Plan for Virginia Key

Saturday September 26, 2009 at the Rusty Pelican, 9am- 1pm

Virginia Key is a 1,000 acre island off the coast of Miami that has long been a hodge podge of land uses. It is an island without a plan. No one lives there. Our Virginia Key Planning Coalition needs help in helping the city design a viable plan to make this island into a place we can all look to with pride in the coming years. It could be a thoughtful, well conceived and environmentally sensitive island that serves the needs of all residents and is a viable attraction for tourists as well.
Background: For the past few years, the city has tried to design a Master Plan for the entire island. It hired the planning firm of EDSA to oversee the process but their plan, presented this past May, ran into unanimous opposition from the City’s Planning Advisory Board and the Waterfront Boards. It desperately needs the publics help.
Major concerns have been expressed about the need to retain the Miami Marine Stadium, an historically significant structure, and make it a viable venue again. Others strongly dislike plans for a huge sports complex in the old land-fill area in the center of the island. The plan has not addressed mass transit concerns, nor has the historically black beach been adequately integrated into the overall plans. Most observers are not opposed to all commercial development nor all aspects of the EDSA Plan but believe that allowing high rise hotels and a theme park atmosphere would seriously damage the fragile –though disturbed- eco system that exists on the island. This is a unique tropical island that should not be overbuilt like Watson Island.
Recently, the Urban Environment League, the Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, Miami Neighborhoods United, the Sierra Club, Tropical Audubon and numerous other organizations, have agreed to work with the city in forging a new consensus behind a Master Plan for the island.
WE have been able to secure a large room with a great view at the Rusty Pelican for September 26, 2009 as a venue for a public design workshop to come up with a set of drawings to put into consideration to the City Commission in the coming months. No experience necessary. Give us your visions. We expect to have several break-out sessions where the public will be invited to address (1) the marine Stadium basin (2) the landfill area (3) natural areas such as at the North point/Jimbos area and (4) island wide transportation and thematic integration between the Virginia Key Beach Trust, educational and commercial interests,
The public is invited to attend this design workshop. City and County residents are welcome because many of the parcels on the island are owned by both entities.
We are looking for architects and planners, students and everyday folks to volunteer their Saturday to help put Miami on the map as a city in which democratic planning can help create a better place. If you have professional standing as an architect or planner, and like credit for your

please contact Jorge Hernandez at jhernandez@miami.edu
If you would like to volunteer for this event please email Jennifer at J-Garcia18 @ hotmail.com

For further information and to RSVP, please contact the UEL at uelinfo @ bellsouth.net

Phone: 786-472-0011.

Help us help the city create a first class plan and show how citizen input can make a positive difference in South Florida. Please let your friends know about this event so that we have a large turnout and can send a signal that people care about this place.

Yelp's Veggie Tales

Yelp's Veggie Tales
September 22
Om, yeah we love our veggies!

So Long, Summer...

Death to the Sun
Row Row Row:

Miami River Boat Tour
A New Don in Town:

Don Ignacio Opens
Two Decades Strong:

John Martin's 20th Anniversary
Wine Down...

Miami International Wine Festival

Burgers have gone gourmet, pizzas are being truffled, and of course there's the cupcake craze... yet sometimes nothing is more comforting than a fresh spin on veggies and healthy, organic eats. This week we're growing it locally, saving the meat for later, and dishing out restaurants that serve it up lean, mean, and green.

Denise F's been officially converted, thanks to "refreshing exposure to the awesome-quality health food" at Om Garden, like the falafel sandwich and mesculin salad with carrot-ginger dressing. "It certainly makes my body and soul much happier than an Egg McMuffin ever could." Take that, Ronald! Likewise, Effie C keeps it veggielicious thanks to Green Gables. "Their vegan dishes are to die for and really make me wonder how we have grown to depend so much on animal products when there are so many tantalizing vegan options out there." We agree, Effie – all hail seitan!

Some people assume you've got to spend the green to go green. Fortunately, Sabrina L knows better after lunching at Prana. She had the "eggplant lasagna (and it was delicious), the butternut squash soup and a banana-strawberry juice, all for $9." Now that's what we call a value meal! In Miami Lakes, Harvest Moon is a health-conscious hidden gem. Jamie C doesn't "know anyone that she's taken there that hasn't become a regular – it's addicting." No intervention needed for that one, folks! For a twist on the usual veggie options try Essential Apothecary, a Native American tea house with a wide menu. Danny F noshed on the pizza served with olive oil and herbs. Native-Italian-American fusion, eh?

On the other side of town, Jordan N assures, "A great variety of affordable vegetarian food is hard to find in Miami, but Sara's Kosher Pizza does everything right. You can have Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and American (pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads), so there's always something" new to try. Meanwhile, after partying hard and working harder on South Beach, Jorge R knows a solid meal at Juice and Java is "the perfect way to detox from all that Miami debauchery." Well that's one fun way to work up an appetite!

Miami Beach Cinemateque

This Week at MBC: "Cinema GREEN",
"Global LENS", Bergman, & more!

WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? screens TUE Sept 22 7pm and 9pm!


The ongoing HD film festival where you don't just watch, you experience!

512 Española Way at Plaza España, (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)


SEPTEMBER 2009 At A Glance:

22 TUE 7pm & 9pm: “Cinema GREEN” Who Killed The Electric Car?

23 WED 8:30pm: GLOBAL LENS Sleepwalking Land

24 THU 8:30pm: ESSENTIAL ARTHOUSE in HD! Wild Strawberries

25 FRI, 26 SAT, 27 SUN 6:50pm “Best of CANNES” Cloud Nine

25 FRI, 26 SAT, 27 SUN 8:45pm “Best of CANNES” Lorna's Silence

30 WED 8:30pm: GLOBAL LENS Songs From The Southern Seas


Get not only great deals, but FREE movie tickets* for doing so!

By downloading the “Good-Search” toolbar on to your computers, and searching or shopping online from the toolbar, you will be supporting MBC every time you do! AND you get FREE tickets at MBC on top of it! For example, you can get the best priced environmentally friendly ink cartridges on the web (with free shipping) at 123inkjets* and the best priced office supplies at 123print*. . . purchased through your downloaded toolbar, and you will be helping those companies donate to MBC! (*bring in your receipt from these Goodshops for $55 or more, and get a FREE ticket every time!...the more ink & supplies you get, the more they give, and the more tics you get!)

Click on the box above to get started, and THANKS for supporting MBC!

22 TUE 7pm & 9pm:

“Cinema GREEN”

A NEW environmental film series in collaboration with:

ECOMB The Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches

Who Killed The Electric Car?

(A documentary film by Chris Paine/USA/2006/92 min.)

It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert? WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? chronicles the life and mysterious death of the GM EV1, examining its cultural and economic ripple effects and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.

“If Americans are addicted to gasoline, what are the 12 steps to recovery?

Read the TIME Magazine article HERE

The film will be introduced and followed with a Q&A by Mr. Allen Miller, President of the Miami Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicle Club (MAFEV).

For tickets click HERE

23 WED 8:30pm:


In collaboration with The Global Film Initiative

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

Sleepwalking Land (Terra Sonâmbula)

(Directed by Teresa Prata/Mozambique/2007/95mins.)

With Nick Lauro Teresa, Aladino Jasse, Hélio Fumo

In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the only guide to finding his mother is a dead man's diary. Together, the storyteller and diary lead him on a magical, and sometimes macabre, journey across war–torn landscapes to find the family he lost. Based on Mia Coutou's acclaimed Portuguese novel of the same name, Teresa Prata's transporting drama underscores the power of imagination in surviving, and ultimately overcoming, the catastrophe of war.

In Portuguese with English subtitles.

WINNER: Kerala Int Film Festival FIPRECI Prize

For tickets click HERE

24 THU 8:30pm:


An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical HD Premiere!

Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället)

(Directed by Ingmar Bergman/Sweden/1957/91 mins.)

With Victor Sjostrom, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bibi Andersson

The film that catapulted Bergman to the forefront of world cinema is the director's richest, most humane movie. Traveling to receive an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg (masterfully played by the veteran Swedish director Victor Sjöström), is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and accept the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries captures a startling voyage of self-discovery and renewed belief in mankind.

In Swedish with English subtitles.

WINNER: Golden Bear Berlin Film Festival and FIPRESCI Prize

Italian National Society of Film Critics Award

National Board of Review Best Foreign Film and Best Actor

“Wild Strawberries was acknowledged around the world as the seal on Bergman's career. The warmth and gentility of Victor Sjöström's performance render Isak Borg a character so sympathetic that the audience sides with him, however damning the accusations.”-Peter Cowie

For tickets click HERE

25 FRI, 26 SAT, 27 SUN 6:50pm

“Best of The CANNES Film Festival”

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical HD Premiere!

Cloud Nine (Wolke Neun)

(Directed by Andreas Dresen/Germany/2008/98 mins.)

With Ursula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal

Cloud 9 is the groundbreaking and lyrical story of a 67-year old married woman who rediscovers passion and her sexuality when she falls in love with a 76-year old man. Cloud 9 won an Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival, and the Best Director and Best Actress prizes at this year's German Film Awards.

In German with English subtitles.

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Jury Prize Coup de Coeur

German Film Awards Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actress

Trieste Film Festival Prize Trieste

“Not since David Lean's Brief Encounter has a drama so thoughtfully explored a woman's point of view on her extramarital affair.”-Film Journal


“**** A heart-rending portrayal of love's labors lost and won.”-The Globe

For tickets click HERE

25 FRI, 26 SAT, 27 SUN 8:45pm

“Best of the CANNES Film Festival”

The latest from the Dardennes!

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical HD Premiere!

Lorna's Silence (Le Silence de Lorna)

(Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne/Belgium/2008/105mins.)

With Jérémie Renier, Arta Dobroshi, Alban Ukaj, Morgan Marinne

The latest film from the highly acclaimed Dardenne brothers concerns the destiny of a woman caught between love and the law of the underworld. Lorna, (Arta Dobroshi), a young Albanian woman living in Belgium. A mobster has set up a false marriage between Lorna and Claudy (Jérémie Renier) allowing Lorna to get her Belgian citizenship. However, she also has connections in the Russian mafia which is ready to pay hard cash for the vital Belgian identity papers. But will Lorna remain silent?

In French and Albanian with English subtitles.

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Best Screenplay Award

Official Selection Toronto Film Festival

Lumiere Awards Best French Language Film

“WHAT POWER! What affecting acting by Dobroshi, Renier, and Marinne!”

-Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times


For tickets click HERE

30 WED 8:30pm:


In collaboration with The Global Film Initiative

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

Song From The Southern Seas

(Pesn' Juzhnykh morej)

(Directed by Marat Sarulu/Kazakhstan/2008)

With Vladimir Yavorsky, Dzhaidarbek Kunguzhinov, Irina Agejkina

Two couples, one Russian and one Kazakh, live side by side in relative harmony in a beautiful yet semi–desolate region of the Great Steppe. But when the fair–skinned Russians give birth to a boy of decidedly darker skin, fifteen years of suspicion and acrimony arises between them, and can only be resolved by an ironic twist of family and fate. At times darkly somber, at other times tender and wistful–and buoyed throughout by a soundtrack of folk–inspired melodies–writer-director Marat Sarulu draws on Kazakhstan's epic history to create a gritty and deeply compassionate tale of humor and cultural insight.

In Russian with English subtitles.

For tickets click HERE



The Films of Agnès Varda,

including her latest The Beaches of Agnès


FILMS: $10 or $7 MBC & MIFF Members / Students / Seniors

Parking: 16th St. between Collins and Washington (covered lot)

or 16th St and Drexel Avenue (open lot)

Doors open fifteen minutes before screenings

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Join Us for the Friends of NWS Season Kick-Off!‏

Welcome to another season with Friends of NWS!

We are excited to kick things off with an incredible concert, “Flying Colors” at the Lincoln Theatre on September 26,

followed by a lush post-performance bash – Symphony After Hours – at the nearby W South Beach Hotel,

located at 2201 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.

There will be a live jazz concert at Symphony After Hours, along with an open bar and light bites.

RSVP* today to ensure you are on the guest list!

*When sending your RSVP, please indicate if you would like to attend the concert at the Lincoln Theatre.

Only a limited number of seats are available, and will be reserved for members on first-come, first-served basis.

Have Your Yelp And Eat It Too‏

Have Your Yelp And Eat It Too
September 15
Taste the Yelp difference.

Slip-n-Slide, Beer Pong,
Flip Cup, and Tailgating:

Festidian Lands at Bicentennial Park
Yelp Brunch Club:

Book Brunch at Clarke's
Shopaholics Unite:

Fashionably Conscious
Day of Abandon:

The State Of's New CD Release Party
Cinema Vizcaya:

See Dostana Tomorrow Night

Remember school bake sales with their rows of tantalizing, sprinkle-topped cupcakes cast by eager mothers? As a kid, it was hard to imagine that those perfect and petite cakes could be improved in any way. But that's just what happened: cupcakes have reemerged in 2009 with more flavors, more icing, and more panache. And in this yelpy cupcake round-up we've proven wine isn't the only thing that gets better with time.

Andres S compares Misha's sinfully indulgent, red velvet cupcakes to: "Well, let's just say it's like slipping into a giant red velvetine body sock." Whoa, we're still talking cupcakes, right? Dan B fights the craving for Buttercream cupcakes as he shares: "Those little cakes are insidious bastards. They threaten to entrap you with an incurable addiction. There's something about the softness and quality of the icing that leaves you wanting more." Just so long as they're not inglourious basterds. Ginger H falls at the other end of the sugar spectrum as she "loathed, hated and despised cake--until now." SweetCakes somehow came up with an icing (and a cupcake) that's Ginger-friendly (and super cute to boot)." Fortunately, they also "come in more flavors than your grandma's cupcakes ever dreamed of."

For the health conscious consumer with kids or health concerns, Bunnie Cakes bakes tyke-friendly, allergen-free treats in flavors such as very vanilla and pink lemonade. And vegans need not feel left out of the cupcake craze; you can also score some animal-friendly Earthcakes at Sweat Records while you're there throwing back a fair trade frappe, browsing for your new fave indie band's music, or picking up some DVDs. This is just the sort of spot that makes Jessica G "enjoy supporting local business!" Now that's sweet!

Proving cupcakes aren't just for breakfast anymore, Neomi's boasts a brunch with its own cupcake bar, serving up chocolate-cabernet, rum raisin, maple walnut, lemon meringue, and a marble chocolate cupcake paired with tofu and maple frosting. When Sabrina L was turning the big 3-0, her friends turned to 2 Girls and a Cupcake for help with the sugary planning. They made black and white cupcakes in the shape of the number 30 that left the birthday girl singing their praises. If you want major taste sans a massive price tag? Sugar Girl is your go-to gal. Jen F delights in their white chocolate raspberry but admits "the piña colada was really good too!" With flavors like Snowing in Miami, Havana Nights, and Cafe Con Leche to tempt your sweet tooth, these little babies really take the cake and so should you!
Who's the créme de la créme of Miami cupcakes? Tell us on Talk!
Top Yelpers
See who's been mouthing off this week!

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Alejandra M.
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Christopher L.
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Tania R.
Live a little, eat a lot.
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Ashley T.
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Natasha A.
life scientist
Picks of the Week
Reviews we liked this week.
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Doris L. on Lola's CupCakery
"It's not that I'm a HUGE fan of cupcakes- I just love the idea of them, the look of them, their size and shape and festiveness. But Lola's has brought my cupcake affinity to a new level. Hands down - the best tasting flippin' cupcakes I've ever had. And I've been around the cupcake block.

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Amber T. on Kilwin's
"We recently tried a new Kilwin's creation, the cupcake sundae. I had the "regular size" sundae with warm strawberry cupcake, strawberry chunk ice cream and cream cheese icing. It was a friggin strawberry ecstasy. Perfect portion for one person and enough cupcake, icing and ice cream to get a bit of…"
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Caroline B. on Allegria Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes
"I love this place! Their frozen yogurt is awesome. It tastes like regular ice cream. My fave is chocolate froyo with count chocula cereal and oreo pieces. Chocolate on Chocolate. Its awesome. I love their cupcakes too. I went on a trip a bought several of their cupcakes for the road. The carrot cake…"

Fresh Lists
The newest of our users' favorites.
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Sweet Treats
"Some places where we really like the desserts."
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Lead by my sweet tooth...
"If you ever had your sweet tooth push you around these are likely some places you'd end up."
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Best Sweets
"Here's where I like to get a sugar rush!"
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Oh Sweet Things!
"I love sweets. These are my favorite places to indulge my sweet tooth."
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Cupcake Wars!
"Cupcakes are my vice. So I've made it my mission to taste test the cupcakes around town to figure out which one is worth the ultimate calorie splurge!"

Friday night street party on Biscayne Blvd

Biscayne and Flagler
8-10 pm

Senior Administrative Assistance – Human Resources Coordinator

search for a Senior Administrative Assistance – Human Resources Coordinator position based in Coral Gables.

We are seeking a bilingual candidate (English/Spanish) with experience in Human Resources Information Systems (we use ADP).

Contact pconway at hbo-la.com

Big 10 Happy Hour on Sept. 30th‏

Big 10 Happy Hour
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time: 5: 00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. ******
Location: Morton's Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (500 East Broward Blvd) http://www.mortons.com/fortlauderdale/
RSVP: Each Big 10 Club Alumni Club President. For NU - Toni Kissel

******Happy Hour prices start at 5:00 PM for specially priced beer, wine, spirits and Bar Bites and ends at 7:00pm.

Look forward to seeing all of the Big Ten alums again after a long summer!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekend events


A Romantic Evening With Tchaikovsky
Friday & Saturday, September 11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the Walenstein Musical Organization for two presentations of "A Romantic Evening With Tchaikovsky - Part II." The Symphony Orchestra will feature its best members in a chamber music concert program spotlighting works of the great Russian composer, Tchaikovsky. This program includes Piano Trio in A Minor, String Quartet No. 1 in D Major and the beloved Souvenir de Florence String Sextet. Ticket Prices: $10, $15, $25, $30. Enjoy the Friday night performance at Gusman Concert Hall or on Saturday evening at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center.

University of Miami Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. Fifth Ave, Fort Lauderdale
954-462-0222 (Box Office)

Friday, September 11th 2009
Fashionably Conscious Show
Fashionably Conscious Runway Fashion Show featuring looks by Chanel, Armani, Prada, Christian Dior, YSL, Catharine Malandrino, Roberto Cavalli, Diane Von Furstenberg, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more. Join us at SET Nightclub on Miami Beach with sounds by Laurent Simeca and Chicco Secci along with a guest Cozi performing "Baby When the Light" by David Guetta. Hosted by Claudia Miyar, Liza Gallardo Walton, Marcia Martinez, Monica Defortuna, Jiannina Castro, Annette Lopez, Ali Codina, Maile Rodriguez and Silvia Larrieu. Hair by Shakira Olman and Darren Thompson.

MDC Faculty Show Opening Reception
Friday, September 11 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Bakehouse Art Complex and Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus are trading exhibitions during September. BAC will host the work of Faculty from MDC which opens September 11 with a reception for the artists. View the work of 19 full and part-time art faculty from MDC Kendall Campus Art Department. Their works encompass a variety of mediums, including Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Jewelry, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Photography and Video. The exhibition continues through October 1st. On September 17 the Main Gallery at MDC, Kendall Campus will exhibit the work of ten BAC resident artists, all of whom have taken residency at the BAC over the past 6 months.

Bakehouse Art Complex
NW 32nd Street, Miami

"Tribal Journey"
Friday & Saturday, September 11 & 12

Experience a modern "Tribal Journey," a timeless tale of clans who band together and move in unison, as Artennae Global Art Consulting presents new works by Catherine Rogers, along with de la Haba, Jackson Lynch, Troy Woods, Barron Claiborne, McKay Otto, Layla Love, Damani K. Diop & Artifacts by Majestic Lips. A comprehensive presentation of Tribal-inspired work of 9 emerging and mid-career, global artists honoring the ancient practice of humans bonding with those of "like mind" rather than focusing on what separates us. View various mediums, from painting on surfboards, sculpting with found objects, photography by world-renowned talent, and painting. Diversity is embedded in the art work, in the languages they speak, the cities in which they reside and the cultures they embrace. Sponsored by Remy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac and powered by see pr. Tribal Journey on view Friday from 7 p.m. and as part of the Wynwood Gallery Walk on Saturday at 6 p.m. RSVP by email or phone.

Wynwood Lofts Art Complex
250 N.W. 23rd St., #203, Miami

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Subj: The Week Ahead: Hot Nights & Cool Jazz at the Bass Museum of Art

We hope everyone had a great Labor Day Holiday. This week, we look forward to seeing you on Friday at Hot Nights & Cool Jazz at the Bass Museum of Art (Miami Beach).
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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS - Get Involved!

Hot Nights & Cool Jazz at the Bass Museum of Art

Date: Friday, September 11 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Cost: Free for Bass Museum members, $10 for non-members

Location: Bass Museum of Art: 2121 Park Avenue (between 21st and 22nd St.) Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Event: Come join us and beat the summer sizzle while enjoying the sounds of the talented Miami Jazz Collective, this Friday at the Bass Museum of Art (Miami Beach). Mix and mingle while sipping refreshing cocktails, and wind down with great jazz music (media sponsor: 944 Magazine). Please RSVP on the YoPros website to let us know you are attending (YoPros cell: 305.878.4444).

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Sent: 8/31/2009 11:01:44 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Gen Art invites you to the FUTURE CLASSIC FESTIVAL on Saturday, September 12

Saturday, September 12
4pm - 2am

Soho Studios
2136 NW 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Gen Art invites Platinum and higher level Gen Art members to attend The Future Classic Festival, a revolutionary event experience combining music, art, dancing, actions sports, video gaming and much much more.

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Silver members and supporters may purchase tickets at The Future Classic Festival Website

Headliners include: N.E.R.D. (Pharrel) & New Republic; the rest is the most comprehensive and impressive assembly of every top name act and notable DJ in Miami; this is an ALLSTAR Miami Line Up.


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Rally For Recovery

Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon


5K/10K Race For The Kids

13.1 Fort Lauderdale

Turkey Trot

Holiday Run 5K/10K

Tropical 5K

ING Miami Marathon


13.1 Miami Beach

Walk, Festival, and Concert for Recovery

The South Florida Rally For Recovery! by InTheRooms.com starts at Bicentennial Park on Sept 12 at 9:00 AM with a walk over the MacArthur Causeway, on beautiful Biscayne Bay, around Watson Island, and back over the causeway to the park for an entire day of festivities.

Free Concert Included

The Music festival features Aerosmith's Richie Supa performing his PRISM Award winning song In The Rooms, and our headlining act, Rock 'n' Roll hall of fame legend Eric Burdon and The Animals!

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Triathlon Almost Sold Out!

One of South Florida's favorite triathlons is close to reaching maximum capacity. The Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon Weekend boasts the most unique and challenging course in Florida, and some might say the country. The first tri in South Florida's history to abandon athletes on an island has become a national phenomenon after its four short years of existence. Don't wait to register to compete, it does close out!

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Race For The Kids

Enjoy this beautiful scenic 5K/10K which benefits children through the Manos Del Sur Foundation as it makes its way through Crandon Park on Sunday, October 4, 2009. The first 750 runners will enjoy a commemorative t-shirt and all will feast on a gourmet breakfast.

This is Race # 1 of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Running Series.

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A Children's Celebration
Saturday, September 12 at 11 a.m.

March to support the hundreds of children in the U.S. who enter the foster care system each day at the the nationally-acclaimed Forgotten Children Campaign. Marchers will carry 850 (the daily number) cut-outs that will be remain on display through Monday to raise awareness and support of these foster children. Following the public march and rally, stay and enjoy "A Children's Celebration," a fun-filled event being held next door at Bayside Marketplace, designed to increase awareness about the lives and experiences of abused, abandoned, and neglected children through their own creative works. The showcase of artworks will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to the child artists. Enjoy performances by Hip Hop Kidz, entertainment by Radio Disney AM 990 and a myriad of fun activities for the entire family.

Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Debbie Ford and “The Shadow Effect”
Saturday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Take a journey from your darkest thought to your greatest dream with Debbie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Side of the Light, Chasers and Why Good People Do Bad Things. Previously on Oprah, Larry King Live and Good Morning America, Debbie will lead the audience through their own personal journey through the dark and into the light, exploring the world of the shadow. Her documentary, "The Shadow Effect," features appearances by Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Mark Victor Hansen, James Van Praagh, and others. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Unity on the Bay
411 NW 21 Street, Miami

Heather Davis Productions Inc
*Special events and promotions
*Entertainment and event coordinator
*Serial networking
*Exclusive guest list

(305) 803-5884
P.O. Box 403642 Miami Beach, FL 33140

Disco Baby Supper Club
What: DJ Mark Leventhal turns Swedish brasserie Badrutt’s Place into a retro discotheque as diners boogie to ’70s beats.
Why: Can you dig it?
When: Sat., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 1250 S. Miami Ave., Brickell (305-415-0070).

Denyse Hall

Director of Sales and Marketing

1250 S. Miami Avenue

Mailbox 1270

Miami, Florida 33130

Tel. 305.415.0070

Fax 305.995.5883


Latin Builders Association Awards
Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m.

Local companies who are leading the way in the building industry will be honored by the members of the Latin Builders Association at an evening of networking and socializing. Enjoy dinner and dancing too! Email or call Mercy Navarro for information and to purchase tickets.

Jungle Island Treetops Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
305-446-5989 (Mercy Navarro)

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"New Works" Exhibition
Saturday, September 12 from 7 to 10 pm

PressitOn Art Gallery debuts "New Works," an exciting group show comprising previously unseen works from mosaic master Laura DiNello, Atlanta's Cedric Smith, Elena Madden, who is renowned for her mixed-media water landscapes, realist painter Terry Strickland, and award-winning fine-art photographer Tobia Makover. "New Works" will also show the photographic genius of South Florida new comer Jamie Baldridge, a master of digital manipulation who creates surreal photographs alive with imagery that each tell a unique and unforgettable tale. PressitOn Art Gallery will donate a portion of the proceeds to The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps. This event is free and open to the public.

PressitOn Art Gallery
4100 North Miami Avenue, Miami Design District

Diosas, Virgenes o Martires?
Saturday, September 12 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Zu Galeria presents its second group exhibit of the year, "Diosas, Virgenes o Martires?" The exhibition includes painting, photography and sculpture by the gallery's roster of artists plus various international artists as well. A portion of sale proceeds from artwork sold will go to Lotus House. Stop by, enjoy an interesting show and refreshments. Work pictured: Virgen del Mar, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36 by Carlos Acostaneyra.

Zu Galeria Fine Arts
2248 S.W. 8th Street


Final Day to View "Convention"
Sunday, September 13

Visit the last day of MOCA's Convention and experience site-specific installations and video projects by international and local artists examining the effects and roles of conventions, festivals, and other social and professional gatherings. Participating artists include: Julieta Aranda, Fia Backström, Xavier Cha, Anne Daems & Kenneth Andrew Mroczek, Jim Drain, Fritz Haeg, Corey McCorkle, Dave McKenzie, Gean Moreno, My Barbarian, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Sean Raspet, Bert Rodriguez, Superflex & Jens Haaning. The exhibition's interactive elements and open-ended format will actively engage the community and challenge the definition of a conventional museum exhibition.

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

Shifting Constructs: 2009 Grants and Commissions Programs Exhibition
Sunday, September 13

Join CIFO as they present newly commissioned works of six emerging artists who were awarded grants: Miguel Amat (Venezuela), Gabriel Antolínez (Colombia), Suwon Lee (Venezuela), Juan León (Ecuador), Ricardo Réndon (Mexico) and José Ruiz (Peru). The two mid career artists selected as recipients of the Commissions Award are Dora Longo Bahia (Brazil) and Oscar Muñoz (Colombia). As in the previous grant cycles, the artists for this exhibition were not selected based on a specific curatorial structure. This exhibition is a culmination of a year-long process during which the Foundation's International Advisory Committee (consisting of leading artists, curators and art professionals) and the Board of the Directors identified the grant and commissions recipients from over 250 projects proposals. The exhibit is on view until Sunday, November 8, 2009.

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)
1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami

Rally for Respect
Sunday, September 13 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Join co-authors Dr. Jodi Stoner and Lori Weiner and "Ambassador of Respect" Judge Karen Mills-Francis as they celebrate the launch of "Good Manners Are Contagious" with an afternoon full of fun. This is the very first South Florida appearance by Stoner and Weiner where they will be available to sign books and answer questions that will help parents raise responsible, resilient and respectful children. Judge Francis will be on hand to begin the "Chain of Respect" and send it on its way throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Children can participate in the "It's Cool to Be Kind Contest" where their artwork will be displayed on the walls of Wannado City. Because the day also honors National Grandparent's Day, proceeds from the "good manners" bracelets will go to The Pantry of Broward.

Wannado City
12801 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Sunrise

Sunday, September 13 at 3 p.m.

What happens when you have one Muslim and one Jew share a stage? You get the Laugh In Peace Tour starring comedians Rabbi Bob Alper and Mo Amer, who use the universal language of humor to take the audience on a hysterically funny journey. The rabbi, who recently performed at the Canadian 2009 Muslimfest, describes his act as kosher but not preachy and declares that he is, " the world's only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy - intentionally." The sharp-witted Mo Amer completes the team and gives full credit to Allah for "making me funny." See this unlikely multicultural match at the Alper JCC for $20 advance tickets or $25 at the door.

Dave and Mary Alper JCC in Kendall
11155 S.W. 112th Avenue, Miami
305-271-9000 x268

Rally for Respect
Sunday, September 13 from

Join co-authors Dr. Jodi Stoner and Lori Weiner and "Ambassador of Respect" Judge Karen Mills-Francis as they celebrate the launch of "Good Manners Are Contagious" with an afternoon full of fun. This is the very first South Florida appearance by Stoner and Weiner where they will be available to sign books and answer questions that will help parents raise responsible, resilient and respectful children. Judge Francis will be on hand to begin the "Chain of Respect" and send it on its way throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Children can participate in the "Cool to Be Kind Contest" where their artwork will be displayed on the walls of Wannado City. Because the day also honors National Grandparent's Day, proceeds from the "good manners" bracelets will go to The Pantry of Broward.

Wannado City
12801 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Sunrise

Baskets Delivered to Elderly
Sunday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to noon

Join volunteers for Jewish Community Services of South Florida as they deliver food baskets to the elderly and other individuals in need through Miami-Dade County. The baskets contain items that are traditional for the celebration of the Jewish New Year and provide an opportunity for community members -- including many families with children -- to personally touch the lives of those they visit. Gather at the offices of Greater Miami Jewish Federation to help.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-403-6522 (Madelyn Fradkin)

Miami Children's Museum Family Carnival 2009
Sunday, September 13 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Miami Children's Museum celebrates is 6th birthday in style by hosting a family carnival event that will be jam-packed with games, specialty booths, a big bazaar featuring special gifts and a grand silent auction and lots more! Explore the 14 galleries inside the museum and don't miss MCM's newest traveling exhibit, Adventures of Clifford the Big Red Dog for wacky theater shows and some paws-on fun. Join local artists to create your own masterpiece, take a family photo in the Grandparents Corner, test your agility with circus-like feats, climb Mt. MiChiMu, the Museum's rock wall, all 30 feet, enjoy face-painting, clowns, magic, balloon art, and pony rides! A big barbeque is planned under the Big Top, and what's a birthday party without a birthday cake! Adults can relax in the Serenity Lounge, sponsored by Bloomingdales, and enjoy beverages by Starbucks. Chaired by Norma Jean Abraham and Irene Korge, together with Honorary Chairs Lisa and Donald Pliner, this carnival event will benefit arts & education programming at MCM. Tickets are $35 for children 1 to 12; $50 for 13+ years old; or a special $500 package that includes four tickets, a family membership to the Museum and an exclusive Romero Britto tin. The Museum will be open only for carnival ticket holders on this day.

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island
305-373-5437, Ext. 156

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Attached is an invite for a great upcoming event. Space is limited so get your tickets soon.

When: Sept 13th from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Where: Red the Steakhouse, 119 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Why: To benefit the Ayuda Foundation and honor Mayor Matti Bower, Commissioner Saul Gross, Chief of Police Carlos Noriega, and Latin Business Club President Monica Puig



Ayuda Receives 2009 Best of Miami Beach Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 -- Ayuda has been selected for the 2009 Best of Miami Beach Award in the Non-Profit Organizations category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America.. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

SFIMA September 10 AOL, Yahoo, Fox Audience Network and Kontera panel discussion‏

Meeting: Ad Networks
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Venue: W Fort Lauderdale
Upcoming Events

September 10, 2009 Educational Event:
AOL, FOX, Yahoo & Kontera Discuss Pay-for-Performance/Ad Networks

Are pay-for-performance ad networks the future of digital advertising? Hear senior executives from top organizations discuss trends, debate and field questions. Help us celebrate SFIMA's 7th Anniversary while you enjoy the musical entertainment of American Idol star Ghaleb.

Panelists moderated by Mark Evans, former SFIMA President

*Mark Papia - Fox Audience Network
*Brent Herd - AOL Advertising
*Caitlin Borgman - Yahoo
*Joseph DeRario - Kontera

Find out:
• Why more people are using CPA networks today.
• Why CPA networks work better in tight economies.
• What companies are doing well with ad networks.
• Does CPA advertising make sense for your company?
• How to transition to a pay-for-performance CPA model.

And don't forget to join us on the Third Floor of the W at the "Living Room" Bar at 9 PM for first class post event networking and anniversary celebration. For more information on this event, please visit our website.


Registration Details

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Place: The W Fort Lauderdale Beach
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Valet parking available

Networking with The Miami Heat on Opening Night‏

Networking with The Miami Heat on Opening Night
With The HEAT
There's Only One Opening Night...And
Biz To Biz Networking Will Be There!

Join Biz To Biz Networking for the
Miami Heat vs New York Knicks
OPENING NIGHT, Wednesday October 28th
You Won't Want To Miss This Great Opportunity To Network and
Be A Part Of Opening Night with The Miami Heat

$30 Per Person Includes:
From 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Networking on The South Plaza at The AmericanAirlines Arena
Opening Night Ticket - Miami Heat vs NY Knicks
Biz To Biz Networking will be seated in the same section during the game.
One T-Shirt ...and plenty of great memories!
Deadline is October 13th

This Game will be a sellout!
Biz To Biz Networking Has 400 Tickets ...Order Early
Bring Your Whole Family and Enjoy this Special Networking with the Heat
Order Your Tickets Online
$30 Per Person
Includes Private Networking Event Prior To The Opening Night Game, One Ticket and
One T-Shirt & Giveaways www.biztobiznetworking.com/heat.htm

Showcase Your Business at The
Opening Night Networking Event
Exhibitor Tables are Available for This Event
Includes a 8ft Table setup on the South Plaza during the Event,
3 Minutes to Speak in front of the networking group,
Your Company Logo will be on all Biz To Biz Networking printed & web advertising for this event.
8ft Exhibitor Table - $175 Reserve Here
The Miami Heat and Biz To Biz Networking reserves the right to reject without limitation any vendor from participating in the event.
Deadline for Exhibitor Space - October 21st.

For More Information: http://www.biztobiznetworking.com

DailyCandy Miami - The Weekend Guide‏

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

Thursdays, Fridays, happy days. Saturdays, what a day. Groovin’ all weekend with you.

Agua at Mondrian
What: The swank spa offers DailyCandy readers 50 (yes, 50!) percent off any one treatment, plus a free glass of bubbly.
Why: Massages and facials and pedicures — oh my.
When: Thru Sept. 30.
Where: 1100 West Ave., South Beach (305-514-1950).

Future Classic Festival
What: The one-night event includes performances by N.E.R.D., ANR, and more, plus sweet skateboard demos, break-dance competitions, and gift bags.
Why: The future is now.
When: Sat., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave., Wynwood.

Disco Baby Supper Club
What: DJ Mark Leventhal turns Swedish brasserie Badrutt’s Place into a retro discotheque as diners boogie to ’70s beats.
Why: Can you dig it?
When: Sat., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 1250 S. Miami Ave., Brickell (305-415-0070).

Movies at The Spa at Icon Brickell
What: On Saturdays the spa screens flicks (this week, Casablanca) and serves popcorn and cupcakes in its 30-person theater.
Why: Phillipe Starck-designed movie seats.
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: 465 Brickell Ave., Brickell (305-503-0369).

Spit-Polishing a Starless Sky/Outer Space
What: Two exhibits made up of works by up-and-coming Miami artists are superimposed willy-nilly, creating one postmodern piece.
Why: For art’s sake.
When: Thru Oct. 5. Opening party, Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Charest-Weinberg Gallery, 250 NW 23rd St., space 408, Wynwood (305-292-0411).

DailyCandy Dossier
What: All day, every day, we’ll be bringing you the latest and greatest from NY Fashion Week. Check back often for designer interviews, trend predictions, and front-row observances.
Why: Giveaways galore.
When: Thru Sept. 17.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com/dossier.

Divalicious Happy Hours Miami Style‏

Thursday 09 / 10 / 09
Social Diva Newsletter

See & Be Seen…It's Just What Divas Do!

Divalicious Happy Hours Miami Style

It's only natural that a true Miami Diva should feel the urge to venture out and sip and be seen. Grab your BFF and trendiest clutch because we have your evening martini fix covered.

Cocktails for charity: Divas love causes. Head to Club 50 on Thursdays starting at 6 p.m. and enjoy gorgeous views while sipping on $10 premium drink specials including martinis, mojitos, and champagne. All proceeds go towards charity. How very help me help you, Diva! 485 Brickell Ave, Miami; (305)-503-4400, x 7138, RSVP at generation. http://www.viceroymiami.com

Diva Downtime: Go to Palm Hotel and Spa's Sip & Spa Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m and cure the afternoon blahs with mini spa treatments and organic cocktails. Feel a need to come back? Book a future spa treatment and you'll get it at half-price. 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; (305)-908-5458, http://www.thepalmshotel.com

Free for Divas: Bring your closest Diva to Racks Italian Bistro & Market, a yet-to-be-discovered spot in North Miami Beach, for free cocktails on Thursdays from 8 to 11 p.m. Who says being fabulous has to cost a thing? 3933 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach; (305)-917-7225

Gossip at the bar: Take your juiciest stories to Porterhouse Bar & Grill in Sunny Isles Beach and perch yourself atop their fabulous candlelit bar for a daily three-for-one (yes, three!) on draft beer and house wine. Just make sure to have that cab waiting. 17004 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; (305) 949-7557.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Next Wednesday, September 16th‏

Join me a week from today… and please forward to your friends – John


Come mingle and network with Miami’s young professionals as Level 25 in the Conrad Hotel and support environmental

conservation and education.

6:30 p.m to 9 p.m., Wednesday, September 16th

$10 suggested donation to support the Fairchild Challenge

The Conrad Hotel (Level 25)

1395 Brickell Avenue

Miami, FL 33131

The Fairchild Palms is the young professionals group affiliated with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. All proceeds go to the Fairchild Challenge environmental education outreach programs distributed to schools nationwide. Join our mailing list by sending an email to thefairchildpalms@gmail.com, or better yet, visit www.fairchildpalms.org and become a Fairchild Palm today!

This Week at The Wolfsonian-FIU‏

Friday, September 11, 7pm
MAURICE by E.M. Forrester (1971)—Be a part of our book club! Participants must be Wolfsonian members and will receive a twenty percent discount on book club selections purchased in The Dynamo Museum Shop.

Written and set in early 20th century Cambridge, Maurice Hall follows the life that is expected of him—public school, Cambridge University, work at his father's firm—except that he is a homosexual. Published over 50 years after it was written, this controversial novel depicts same-sex love in a non-condemnatory way. To join or to RSVP: 305.535.2644 or lydia@thewolf.fiu.edu. Free.

Saturday, September 12, 10am-2pm
CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY—Would you like to help others by contributing your time and skills? Then join the Wolf Pack Gives Back to volunteer, make friends, and even earn a discounted membership (after 25 hours of service). The next volunteer event will take place at the Children's Home Society/McLamore Children's Center for a few hours of games and activities with the children housed there. The center provides residential care for children who have been removed from their homes. For more information: 305.535.2644 or lydia@thewolf.fiu.edu. RSVP required at our public programs page.

Free admission begins at 6pm. Join us for a guided tour at 6pm and innovative programming at 7pm. Galleries remain open until 9pm.