Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Social Miami January 22-30 2008

King Pin Classic

Tuesday, January 22 at 7 p.m.

Bowlers are paired with celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment for this event.to benefit Alonzo Mourning Charities. Team members receive bowling shirts, unlimited cocktail service and great food at the their private banquettes, great music by a special guest DJ, an autographed photo with Tracy and Alonzo, and a commemorative team gift. Also available: access to billiard tables and the chance to win great raffle and auction prizes. Individual bowlers $500; spectators $150.

Lucky Strike Lanes
1691 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach
305-476-0095, Ext. 131

The Falls Friends & Family Sale

Through January 31

Head to The Falls for incredible savings through the month of January. Pick up your "Falls Friends & Family" savings card at The Falls Guest Services Center and enjoy an additional 20% discount from these participating stores: Astoria, BeSEEN Cosmetics, Bang & Olufsen, Brooks Brothers, Capricorn, Coldwater Creek, Cosabella, Crepemaker, GNC LiveWell, Gordons Jewelers, Häagen Dazs, Kidding Around, Macy's Taste Bar, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Regis Hairstylist, Running Around, T-Mobile, The Pizza Place, Times Square, Trade Secret, Unisa and Vogue Couture. The mall is open Mon-Sat from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sun noon to 7 p.m.

The Falls Shopping Center
8888 S.W. 136th Street, Miami

Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. & Company for Conversation and Dinner

Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m.

Wolfsonian founder Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. and curators Marianne Lamonaca and Sarah Schleuning will be your hosts at an extraordinary evening at Wolfsonian-FIU. Tour "Fashioning the Modern French Interior," enjoy cocktails and conversation and then dinner in the Dynamo Café. The evening is presented by The Wolf Pack, a membership support group who regularly hosts special events like studio visits, talks, and dinners. The evening is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. RSVP, please, since space is limited.

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

BACC Business After Hours

Thursday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m.

This Business After Hours event, hosted by the British-American Chamber of Commerce, offers important networking and professional advancement opportunities for Chamber members and guests. Hors d'oeuvres and champagne. Members $10; non-members $20.

Brasserie Les Halles Rotisserie
2415 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables
786-228-8676 (Myrtle Alexander)

Johnson & Wales University

Thursday, January 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Get a behind-the-scenes view of a crime scene investigation as viewed through the eyes of a county detective and a crime reporter. Miami Herald writer David Ovalle and Broward County Deputy Sheriff Ignacio Vila join J&W criminal justice instructors as they mark the opening of the university's new crime scene institute. See the latest in fingerprint examination, document analysis and more. The event is free and open to the public.

1701 N.E. 127th Street, North Miami

Comcast's Pangaea World Festival Kick Off Concert

Friday, January 25 at 8 p.m.

A spectacular performance by world renowned Michael Israel kicks off the Pangaea World Festival and Sunshine Millions Charity Weekend. Performance artist Michael Israel magically creates painting on stage right before your eyes! His amazing appearance is followed by a special concert by Seals & Seals.

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino
901 South Federal Highway, Hallandale

Pangaea World Festival and Sunshine Millions Charity Weekend

Saturday, January 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join TV personality Daisy Fuentes and Miss Florida USA 2008 Jessica Rafalowski for Day One of the Comcast Pangaea World Festival and Sunshine Millions Charity Weekend. International food, music, art exhibits from different countries, interactive children's activities and thoroughbred racing deliver an action-packed day of entertainment and excitement for the whole family! At Aventura Founders Park, enjoy all the multi-cultural festivities and the Daisy Fuentes Runway Fashion Show at 1 p.m. Tickets for Pangaea can be purchased at the gate - $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. At Gulfstream, cheer on top Florida-breds as they compete against their California counterparts for purses of up to $1 million. Nighttime at Gulfstream, purchase tickets for the Rick Springfield concert.

Aventura Founders Park, 3105 N.E. 190th Street
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, 901 S. Federal Highway

Jackson Memorial Foundation Golden Angels Gala

Saturday, January 26

"Transitional" is the theme for Jackson Memorial Foundation's Gala which will be held for the first time on the grounds of Jackson Memorial Hospital. Transition and expansion are planned, and gala guests will be feted on the actual site where the renovation and expansion campaign will take place. Party planner extraordinaire Barton G, who continues to amaze guests with his creative talent, promises that this year's gala will be unbelievable and unforgettable. Known for its exception style and flair and unusual entertainment, this dinner-dance and silent and live auction, attracts more than 1,200 of the leading people in town. Sherie Swerdlow, Fana Holtz and Marisa Cisneros Rizzon (pictured), icons in the community and at Jackson Memorial Foundation, are Chairwomen of the Gala. Honorees are Serena and Leon Simkins, Linda Huffman Kearns, James L. Ferraro and Lennar Foundation. Call for more information on the gala or to receive an invitation.

Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami
305-355-4999 (Jossie Aguirre)

International Chocolate Festival

Saturday & Sunday, January 26 & 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Two days immersed in everything chocolate! Fairchild Garden's Second Annual Chocolate Festival promises chocolate treats, cooking demos and lectures, chocolate sculpture competitions, chocolate spa treatments, kid's activities and lots more. Taste your way through the Garden House with every imaginable variety of chocolate treats - all for sale. Pastry chefs and chocolatiers, including Maricel Presilla, will share recipes. On the lawn you can buy your own cacao tree or chocolate mint for your home garden, savor a chocolate crepe and chocolates from around the world. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for kids 6-17, and free for Fairchild members.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami

Comcast Pangaea World Festival

Sunday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival continues with a full day of music, art, food and festivities offered for your enjoyment at the Comcast Pangaea World Festival. Aventura Founders Park comes alive with the multi-cultural festivities and an incredible performance of Neil Goldberg's Cirque at 2 p.m. Tickets, available at the gate, are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Proceeds from the weekend benefit the Urban Search & Rescue Team from the Miami-Dade Fire & Rescue Department.

Aventura Founders Park, 3105 N.E. 190th Street

DRI Golf & Tennis Classic

Monday, January 28 at 10 a.m.

Andria and Javier Holtz, chairs of the 4th Annual Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) Golf and Tennis Classic, have once again put together a fabulous day of golf, tennis and related festivities. They are well on their way to substantially increasing the $1 million they have raised for the cure-focused research underway at the DRI. Golf registration begins at 10 am, followed by brunch and a shotgun start at 11:30. Tennis registration begins at 1:30. Dinner and awards are included in the entry fees - $500 for golf and $250 for tennis. For dinner only the cost is $200.

LaGorce Country Club
5685 Alton Road, Miami Beach
954-964-4040 (Natasha Norris)

Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Wednesday, January 30 at 6 p.m.

Professionals under the age of 35 are invited to attend an evening of networking, fun, food, and spirits, with the Southeast Region of Leadership Florida's young professionals group, Connect Florida. Learn about this innovative new program created by Leadership Florida to assist in making a positive impact on Florida. This is the first statewide young professionals' organization connecting Florida's emerging leaders in the under-35 age range with the mission of connecting young professionals to each other, their local community and the community of Florida. This event is presented courtesy of Interactive Training Solutions. RSVP please. Free for members; $10 for non-members.

Christabelle's Quarter
3159 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove

A Taste of the Garden

Wednesday, January 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Chefs from fine restaurants will be offering tastes of their signature dishes and wine purveyors will open their reserves for your pleasure amid the tropical setting at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The event is organized by the Miami Beach Garden Club as a fundraiser for the Garden and includes a silent auction featuring a variety of services and dinners at local restaurants. A selection of orchids will be for sale. Tickets are $35 p/p in advance and $45 at the event; complimentary valet parking.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
305-673-4166 (Claire)

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