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Tuesday, November 18 at 11:15 a.m.

The annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon is the largest event to benefit Holtz Children's Hospital. Hosted by the Jackson Memorial Health Foundation, more than 450 philanthropists and community leaders will attend sharing the goal of making Holtz Children’s Hospital a state-of-the-art facility to serve children. This year’s luncheon will benefit the renovation and implementation of family-centered care for children facing cancer and organ transplant. Family-centered care is a model that empowers families and encourages them to partner with healthcare providers to meet the needs of the child. This year, Yuri Rossi and Nina Miguel will co-chair the Guardians of the Children's Luncheon. Tables prices are $1,500, and individual tickets are $150.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-585-4483 (Sharon Fallick)
Through November 23

Don’t miss the Miami Book Fair International, an exciting eight-day literary party with more than 450 authors reading and discussing their work. Now in its 31st year, the Fair’s popular Evenings With series features six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from around the world. On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way featuring the Festival of Authors, including Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program. Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren will help kick off the Street Fair on Friday to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities, including theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling and readings by children’s book authors. Comics and graphic novels are once again featured, with the school of comics on Friday and a new section just for kids and teens, as well as presentations over the weekend by renowned graphic novelists and illustrators. During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers and booksellers will exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles. Click to see the complete list of activities. Friday admission is free to the Street Fair, and on Saturday and Sunday general admission is $8, seniors over 62 and youth 13 to 18 are $5, 12 and under free. Tickets for Evenings With are $10. The box office is open one hour prior to each event. The Fair is hosted by The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College.

Miami Book Fair International
Entrances are: 3rd St. & 2nd Ave.; 3rd St. & 1st Ave.
4th St. West of Biscayne; and 5th St. & 2nd Ave.

Wolfsonian debuts Myth and Machine

Hollub Homes Presents: Opening Nights

On Veteran’s Day, The Wolfsonian–FIU welcomed guests for the opening night of Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture, an exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War. Organized into three sections including War Machines, Unknown Soldiers, and Loss and Redemption, Myth and Machine explores how artists, designers and filmmakers confronted the birth of industrialized mass warfare. The opening also marks The Wolfsonian’s 19th anniversary.

Pictured: Richard Miller, Silvia Barisione and Jon Moguel
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Wolfsonian debuts Myth and Machine

Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m.

Don't miss Miami Children's Museum's Susan Ford Collins Workshop, an evening of stories to make you a more powerful parent... and make your kids more confident and successful. Susan is known as the creator of The Technology of Success and "America's premier success coach." The third book in her success series is Our Children Are Watching: 10 Skills for Leading the Next Generation to Success. Feel free to bring your questions for this free interactive event.

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
305-373-5437 Ext. 102 (RSVP - Lauren Ruiz)
Tuesday, November 18 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Miami HEAT point guard Dwyane Wade and the Carnival Foundation will present A Night on the RunWade, a fashion fundraiser to benefit Wade’s World Foundation. As part of the NBA Champion's ongoing commitment to giving back to the South Florida community, Wade will host a cocktail reception, live entertainment, silent and live auctions and a fashion show, presented by Hublot and featuring looks from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. Platinum Level ($10,000) for 1st or 2nd row seating for fashion show, access to the VIP area during the cocktail reception, name/logo in program, on screens and/or sponsor signage and more; Gold Level ( $5,000) for 3rd or 4th row seating, access for ten (10) people to cocktail reception and VIP area, name/logo in program; Silver Level ($2,500) for best available seating, access for ten (10) people to cocktail reception only; and Individual Tickets ($250) p/p for fashion show and access to the cocktail reception only.

Ice Palace Studios
59 N.W. 14th Street, Miami
305-529-9506, Ext. 110 (Maribel Chaluja for tickets)
Tuesday, November 18 at 7 p.m.

WIZO Women's International Zionist Organization is calling all art lovers for Miami WIZO Art 2014, a fabulous night to give from the HeART. Preview and cocktails at 7; art auction at 8:30 conducted by Alex Slato and the Business of Art. Hosted by Lilian and Moises Tabacinic. Rebeca Schapiro - Chairperson; Eva Rimsky & Francine Rozencwaig – Vice-Chairs. Tickets are $100.

Address provided upon RSVP
Bal Harbour
305-490-2566 (RSVP - Keila Stiberman)

Art Basel Event Guide

Art’s winter playground, Art Basel Miami Beach, returns to welcome art lovers to the favorite winter meeting place for the international artworld, presenting artwork from across the globe.

Pictured: Bonnie Clearwater and Calvin Klein

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Wednesday - Thursday, November 20 - 21 from midnight to midnight

Here's your opportunity to help build a greater Miami through philanthropy. Give Miami Day is a unique, online giving event that takes place from midnight on Wednesday through midnight on Thursday. Go online to see profiles of more than 300 nonprofit organizations that serve Miami-Dade County and choose the one for your contribution. Charities participating in Give Miami Day must be nonprofit organizations that serve Miami-Dade County. They are all worthwhile and important to all of us so GIVE! Every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on Give Miami Day will have a percentage of it matched by The Miami Foundation.

Thursday, November 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The 9th Annual See the Light Luncheon to benefit Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, is an extraordinary and uplifting luncheon underwritten by Florida Power & Light, Shutts & Bowen, LLP and JM Private Insurance. Emceed by Coral Gables Chamber President and CEO Mark Trowbridge, the guest speaker will be Latin Grammy® performer Natalia Sulca. Join South Florida’s philanthropists and community leaders to learn more about Miami Lighthouse and hear how it has changed the lives of many who are visually challenged. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by Norma Jean Abraham and see the beautiful hand-made ceramic centerpieces created by Miami Lighthouse adults clients in the Social Group Activities program. Help for the luncheon's Audio/Visual provided by Monster Sound Productions.

Riviera Country Club
1155 Blue Road, Coral Gables
786-362-7515 (Cameron Sisser)
CSisser@MiamiLighthouse.org (RSVP)
Thursday, November 20 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyer Section's will host its signature networking event of the year - Bids for Kids! Enjoy an open bar, silent auction, live music and an art installation, all while raising funds for the YLS's children's charities and community service programs. Admission is $45 in advance and $55 at the door.

The Stage
170 N.E. 38th Street, Miami Design District
305-371-2220 (Information - Alice Ramirez)

SOCIAL Manny: Episode 162

This week's Social Manny photo gallery by Manny Hernandez features a Cleveland Orchestra Miami dinner at the home of Hector Fortun in Coral Gables, the annual holiday tree lighting at the Village of Merrick Park, the 62nd annual Beaux Arts Ball at the Dupont, the InList app Miami launch party at the Shelbourne, a reception in honor of celebrity colorist Amy Mrkulic at the Rossano Ferretti salon on Miami Beach, the Keurig 2.0 Miami launch at Lou La Vie, the preview for the Kit Kat Lounge at the Fillmore Miami Beach and the Love Boat reunion aboard the new Regal Princess at Port Everglades.

Pictured: Belkys Nerey and Santa at the annual holiday tree lighting at the Village of Merrick Park
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SOCIAL Manny: Episode 162

Thursday, November 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Looking to add something soft and cuddly to your life? Then don't miss this Adoption Mixer hosted Jamie's Rescue. Enjoy great music, lite bites, a complimentary glass of wine and half-off bar drinks and most importantly play with the pups and kitties! A percentage of bar sales will go to the charity, and The James is offering $10 discounted valet to make parking easy.

The James Royal Palm Hotel
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Friday, November 21 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a day on the links to benefit ASPIRA of Florida and its dedication to motivating and assisting youth who want to excel academically and become leaders in the community. Your entry fee includes box lunch, refreshments and bar throughout the day, golf fees, range balls, green and cart fees, special goody bag and awards reception following the tournament. Limited to just 144 players. Sign up as an individual or with a foursome on a first paid basis. Shotgun/best ball format. $1200 per foursome.

Trump National Doral
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Dora
305-269-6767 (Information - Hernando J. Novoa)
Hernando.Novoa@FirstBankFla.com (Register)
Saturday, November 22

Bake a Difference for Miami Children’s Hospital! Join friends and supporters who are setting up baked goods stands around Miami to benefit Miami Children’s Hospital and its Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. You will be making a difference in the lives of others!

Various Locations
305-731-2386 (Tymeco Pyles for Information)
www.MCHF.org/BakeADifference (Register)
Saturday, November 22 at 8 a.m.

Steps for Healing, hosted by the Children's Bereavement Center, is a fun and family-friendly 5K Run/Walk that includes a special 100-yard Kid's Fun Run for children 7 and younger. It's your day to spend with family and friends while enjoying the many attractions at Zoo Miami and supporting the CBC's services that are offered at no cost to children and families across Miami-Dade County. The run/walk is a community-wide event for runners and walkers at all levels. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race will get started promptly at 8. Your registration fee of $30 for adults and $15 for kids, aged 3 to 12, includes Zoo Miami admission for the whole day, a post-race breakfast, event t-shirt, run day awards for overall and top winners and finisher medals for Fun Runners. Electronic RFID timing provided by Split Second Timing. Register online.

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami
Saturday, November 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Start your day off right with 90 minutes of Zumba exercise to benefit Radio Lollipop at Miami Children’s Hospital. DJ Xtreme will be providing live music for this Zumbathon with free giveaways from event sponsors - Amor 107.5, Red Bull, PowerICE and The Fresh Market - and a raffle with prizes of spa & fitness packages. Tickets are $25 for participants aged 8 and up with 100% going to the charity. Registration begins at 9:15, and the event begins promptly at 10 a.m.

Gulliver Preparatory Campus Gymnasium
6575 N. Kendall Drive, Miami
Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You'll find much more than just the best in wines and spirits at the Miami Fine Wine & Spirits Festival! The two-day festival will also showcase fine food, desserts and chocolates as well. You will learn about, sample and be entertained by all things relating to fine wine and spirits and cuisine, and you can buy at the festival too! The festival is really seven shows in one, offering a VIP Pavilion, fine wine & spirits pavilion, culinary, chocolate and dessert pavilions, live cooking demonstrations sponsored by Florida Builders Appliances, a live music stage sponsored by Prohibition Restaurant Miami, and pairing and tasting seminars. Nearly 100 booths and 80 companies will offer free samples of all kinds of spirits, beer and wine. Plus vendors displaying everything having to do with fine foods, chocolate and dessert will offer tastings throughout the two-day event. Purchase tickets online. They are $25 for adults online and $35 at the door; children 3 to 12 $10; one-day VIP tickets are $59 and $69 for a two-day VIP pass.

Peacock Park
2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove
www.MiamiFineWineAndSpiritsFestival.com (Tickets & Info)
Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

LIGA’s 40th Anniversary Gala Ball will celebrate the organization’s 40 years of service to the South Florida community with a formal dinner. It's a time to especially thank all the physicians, corporate sponsors and volunteers who have made LIGA successful to to honor Silvia & Benjamin Leon, Jr. for their outstanding dedication and support to LIGA cancer patients. The announcement will be made during the evening to name LIGA's building The Silvia & Benjamin Leon Cancer Clinic Center. Tickets for the gala are $300 for individual seats and $3,000 for a table of ten; as well as $10,000 for a Ringside Table of ten and $5,000 for VIP Seating for ten.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
305-856-4914 (Information - Claudio Cedillo
Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

The Vizcayans' 58th Annual Vizcaya Ball will raise funds to preserve and protect this National Historic Landmark and stunningly beautiful retreat for the community and future generations to come. The black-tie event will include a stylish cocktail reception, entertainment, a sensational silent auction and much more. The Vizcaya Ball Co-Chairs are Juan C. Flores, Sonia Gibson, Stella M. Holmes, Cathy L. Jones, Donald A. Kress, Laura Munilla and James W. Murphy. Vizcaya Ball tickets and tables can be purchased online. Individual tickets are available from $600, and tables for 10 guests are from $6,000. Corporate and individual sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are also available, and all proceeds benefit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami
305-860-8420 (Miriam Barcia)
Saturday, November 22 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Through the Eyes of our Children is a one-night-only art exhibit featuring works created by Chai Lifeline children that express the hopes and dreams of these young patients and their siblings. Through the Eyes of Our Children is part of the Empower Art program created by BearGivers, a New York-based organization that gives joy to ill children and empowers the children to give to others as well. The Empower Art program enables children with illnesses or special needs to express their creativity in art shows that benefit the organizations with which they interface regularly. Admission is free, and sale of artwork benefits Chai Lifeline.

Gallery Art
Promenade Shops
20633 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura
Sunday, November 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday brunch is always a culinary treat, but it's even better when you can take your best furry friend along! Don't miss the 18th Annual Brunch for the Animals, presented and hosted by the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Enjoy an array of scrumptious gourmet food for the dogs and their owners, as well as fabulous shopping, great fun and camaraderie in an elegant, picture perfect garden setting. It is truly a magical afternoon. Brunch for the Animals raises funds for the care, medical treatment and shelter of more than 400 animals we care for on a daily basis in our shelter and through our foster care program. Always scheduled right before the holidays, guests will be able to start their holiday shopping early at an exciting silent auction and enjoy many of the Fontainebleau hotel retailers. Alan G. Randolph, Steven Rodriguez, Amy Zakarin and Isaac Rosenberg are Chairs of the event. Belkys Nerey, Emmy-award winning Channel 7 personality will emcee the event. Adults $200; children $50 table $2,000; VIP table $3,500, premium table $5,000 and of course there is no charge for the stars of the event—the dogs! Go online to reserve your ticket or get more information.

On the Lawn at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-749-1825 (Dani Kandera)
Monday & Tuesday, November 24 & 25

Tie on your apron and don your chef's hat and join the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation this Thanksgiving season! Slice, dice, chop and stir more than 1,500 servings of food for the hungry of South Florida and give back to your community. Bring your family and friends - all ages - to help with these family-friendly projects. Volunteers are also needed before the cooking begins to help decorate and make the space chef-ready. The 6th Annual Everthing But the Turkey will take place in North Dade on November 24 and in South Dade on November 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. Or, if you prefer, sign up to help out in either location between noon and 3 p.m.

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center (North Dade)
20400 N.E. 30th Avenue, Aventura
Temple Beth Am (South Dade)
5950 N. Kendall Drive, Miami
Volunteer@JewishMiami.org (RSVP)

The deadline for submitting event information for Events of the Week is 5 p.m. Friday.

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