Sunday, February 21, 2010

3 Great events: NWS "VIBE" Sat February 27, Monday Feb 22 is the last day for discounted tickets to The Hearts and Stars Gala" at Casa Malinka and a

Below many great activities for this week and beyond...An Algonquin Dinner with Comedy, the Monday Feb 22 ticket deadline for discounted Friends and Family tickets for "The Hearts and Stars Gala" at Casa Malinka on March 20 and an amazing New World Symphony percussion event and After hours Saturday Feb 27.
Join us!

1- Join New World Symphony now and come to our amazing event this Saturday! Signing up now would get you access to a years worth of cool events, as well as 40 free music events through the year. Our members constantly tell me how NWS nights are their favorite events, how they have become friends with “Friends,” or even found their significant others through NWS! It’s an amazing experience musically, socially and philanthropically, being part of and giving back to such an established cultural leader in the community. With the Frank Gehry building opening in September as well a as a calendar year full of not-to-be-missed events, I would love to have you become part of this group now to enjoy it all with us!

Attached, please find the brochure detailing all of the membership levels and benefits, and the full calendar for the entire season. Make sure to reserve a spot at each one by joining today! Your membership lasts a year and would be current through this time next year, so you don’t miss out on anything.

What’s next:

Don’t miss the next Friends of NWS event – VIBE – on Saturday, February 27. Start off the evening at the Lincoln Theatre with an edgy percussion concert featuring the works of Edgard Varese and John Cage*; this show will be an explosion of rhythm and energy.

Following the performance, we will head over to the gorgeous Maxine’s Bistro & Lounge for Grey Goose vodka cocktails, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, light bites and a live musical show featuring Jude Papaloko and his drumming ensemble under the stars.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Stacey Glassman
stacey.glassman at

2- Saturday, March 20th "The Hearts and Stars Gala" at Casa Malinka

I am working on a charity event to benefit two very worthwhile causes The Little Lighthouse Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida. In addition to all the good works they always do, the Ronald McDonald House is currently housing Haitian children and their families who were sent here for dire medical care.
I would greatly appreciate your support of this event by purchasing tickets. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. HOWEVER, up until next Monday, Feb. 22nd I can get a friends and family discount of buy 2 get 1 free, meaning 3 tickets (worth $375) for the price of two ($250) basically getting 3 tickets for $83.33 a big savings.

Celebrities experiences such as golf with Lawrence Taylor, time with Romero Britto and others will be auctioned off! We have one of the ORGINAL FUGEES, PRAS, performing as well as a few other surprises.

The Fugees:



Pras Singles:

· Ghetto Superstar:

· Avenue:

· Pras Biography:

Here are some links of Casa Malinka in case you are unfamiliar:

· CASA MALINKA: New Year's Eve 2010 Circus Extravaganza

· NYE 2007 @Casa Malinka

· Malinka’s Birthday Royal

I know this far in advance to commit but this black tie event is going to be great!

Let me know ASAP at if you want me to line up these discounted tickets for you and anyone in your group. Again this is only good through Monday Feb. 22nd

Save the Date!

Saturday, March 20th "The Hearts and Stars Gala" at Casa Malinka

3- Algonquin Monday, 2/22 Dinner and Comedy: Laugh OUT OF THE BLUE (Cafe) with THE MODEL CITIZENS Improv‏

RSVP to abbeyg at

When was the last time you laughed out of the blue? Not only is laughing scientifically proven to be good for you, but it also makes you more likable. People of a jolly nature who laugh easily are generally regarded as better people and this means that their peers will strive to be around them more and more...

This week, Algonquin vies to raise your social standing with a unique, first-time Monday experience of yummy bites and belly laughs. Join us at the Midtown gem Out of the Blue Café & Wine Bar (New Times Winner - Best Coffee House in Miami), who will be opening especially for our group, to serve a generous three course offering of their delicious, light café fare and host one of Miami’s finest Improv Groups; The Model Citizens featuring our friend Michael Murray (New Times Winner - Best First Date in Miami). The Model Citizens will provide unscripted theatre based on your suggestions as well as some specially prepared Algonquin-themed sketches…watch-out!

This week’s "Full Monty" experience of dinner/comedy combination is no laughing matter at a prix fixe $30.00 including dinner, improv, beverages, tip, tax and gratuity (Cash Only). The three course meal features favorites from the Cafes main menu and also includes two servings of wine, beer or soda to loosen you up for the private show. Please note that there will be limited spots for this week’s dinner due to the capacity, so...

PLEASE RSVP to abbeyg at as soon as possible to confirm your space.
DATE: February 22, 2010

TIME: 7:00 p.m.
**Improv to start 8:30ish


Out of the Blue Café & Wine Bar
2426 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-3800

The Model Citizens Improv

• This week in addition to our regular dinner, we will be also offering The Happy Ending: Comedy and Cocktails ($8). This is for those who can’t make dinner, but want to join for comedy. Please confirm when you RSVP if you will be joining for the latter part and arrive by 8:30 p.m.



Includes comedy and two beverages of your choice (house wine, beer or soda)


Family-style Tapas:

* Tabla Bleu Skewers - imported meats, cheese and olive on a skewer
* OBC Humus - chef's mother in law's family recipe served with sliced pita
* Bruschetta - toasted crostinis topped with our classic Italian mix


Out of the World Salads and Sandwiches:

* Out of the Blue Burger Trio
o 3 - 4oz burgers - (1) caramelized onions (2) Portobello mushrooms (3) middle eastern spices and humus, side of fries
* Out of the Blue Chicken Sandwich
o Rosemary chicken breast, pepper jack cheese, red peppers, avocado, caramelized onions and tomato aioli dressing with chips or greens
* The Mykonos Grilled Shrimp Salad
o Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, hearts of palm, asparagus, roma tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and croutons in our classic Greek dressing on a bed of romaine and topped with grilled shrimp
* Midnight Blue Sandwich
o Pulled pork marinated in our special herbs, caramelized onions, pepper jack cheese, cornichon pickles with garlic mustard aioli dressing with chips or greens
* 1800 Cobb Salad
o Rosemary marinated chicken, iceberg lettuce, hard boiled egg, tomatoes, avocado, bacon and blue cheese with our own ranch dressing
* Out of the Blue Salad
o Organic arugula & mixed greens, avocado, caramelized walnuts, sweet gorgonzola with raspberry vinaigrette dressing (Chicken can be added at no additional cost)
* The Grand Vegetarian Sandwich
o Roasted eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, red peppers, tomato with caramelized onions and humus dressing with chips or greens


Homemade dessert choice:

* Key Lime Tart
* Carrot Cake
* Chocolate Grand Marnier Cake


Don't Miss Out on the Below Additional Algonquin Specials & Events

Featured Restaurant Savings:

* Algonquiners Restaurant Savings (Flyers available on Facebook Algonquin Dinner Club Page)
o La Caraja Spanish Tapas (2465 SW 17th Avenue):
+ El Carajo...amazing Spanish food and Tapas restaurant in the eclectic surroundings of a BP gas station is offering Algonquiners 10% off their dine-in lunch or dinner. Take advantage before the month is up!
o La Estancia Argentina (Three locations):
+ Don't miss out on February Specials at La Estancia Argentina. Algonquin members get 10% off and a free Alfajor at any of their three locations with the attached flyer
o Out of the Blue Cafe & Wine Bar (2426 Northeast 2nd Avenue)
+ New Times Winner - Best Coffee House in Miami and Miami Herald Winner - Best Karaoke in Miami. Algonquiners enjoy a 10% discount. Enjoy the Famoust "Out to Brunch Sundays" for $19.95 all you can eat brunch.

Other Recommended Events:

Algonquin $20 tickets to Award-winning Community Service play “Melt” February 18th-28th
What: Set against the backdrop of Miami’s growing skyline, diminishing affordable housing and the necessary interaction of Miami's different cultures, Melt tells the story of an African American brother and sister, a Jewish father and son and a Hispanic mother (Pedro Pan immigrant) and her son who find their lives intertwining over social and moral issues as seen from the perspective of each culture.
Where: Actors Playhouse; Coral Gables.
Tickets can be purchased at Please mention Algonquin Code when purchasing tickets. Check out our website at and our Facebook fan page by searching for Melt.

Model Citizens Improv Comedy on Friday, February 19th
Event: Come support this week's Monday Algonquin Improv group when they do their thing at Just the Funny Theater
What: Improv/Fun Option for Friday night (tkts $10)
Start Time: Friday, February 19 at 9:00pm (doors open at 8:30)
Where: Just The Funny Theater & Training Center
3119 Coral Way
Miami, Florida 33145
(305) MY-FUNNY (305) 693-8669

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