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5th Annual Wine Women & Shoes Presented by Sergio Rossi

Friday, February 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wine + Women + Shoes = the perfect fit! The annual Wine, Women & Shoes event provides an opportunity for women of all generations to slip into stilettos and join together for shopping and fun with the common purpose of supporting world-class care at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. This sophisticated event features “Shoe Guys,” wine tastings, a luxury silent auction, a marketplace and fashion show. Created for women who enjoy fine wine, great style, and supporting a noble cause, Wine Women & Shoes is a highly successful national fundraising event platform that offers sponsors a unique opportunity to place businesses in front of an ideal but hard to reach demographic: affluent, savvy women. Be there. Be fabulous. To purchase tables and seats or for sponsorship information, please contact Cristina Guerrero, Miami Children's Health Foundation.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
786-624-2984 Cristina Guerrero


TEDx Conference in Coconut Grove

Friday, February 5 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Consider the meaning of “dreams” through presentations of ten talented speakers at the upcoming 4th TEDx Conference hosted by TEDxCoconutGrove. Exploring the dream theme through a variety of interpretations, speakers will include Miami Theater Center’s founder Stephanie Ansin, YouTube sensation and motivational coach Dre Baldwin, CEO and founder of Lonesome George & Co Eudardo Balarezo, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sherman Fairchild Professor in Neuroscience Matt Wilson. Complementing the talks this year will be performances by spoken-word quartet Combat Hippies, pianist Eric Lewis, and Latin combo Tiempo Libre. Enjoy signature offerings from top area restaurants at a Tasting Village. Tickets are $50 for adults and $10 for students and are available online.

Ransom Everglades School
3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove


Star Athletes and Chino y Nacho at The Miggy Ball

Star Athletes and Chino y Nacho at The Miggy Ball
Detroit Tigers MVP slugger and Triple Crown winner, Miguel Cabrera, hosted 'The Miggy Ball,' ​to benefit the Miguel Cabrera Foundation, a charity established by Miguel and his wife Rosangel to suport local youth baseball programs and scholarships. Star athletes and VIPs Manny Machado, Hanley Ramirez, Placido Polanco, Jon Jay, Jose Iglesias, Ozzie Guillén and Juan Pablo Galavis came out in support of The Miggy Ball held at the The Cafe at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center...

Pictured: Jose Iglesias, Miguel Cabrera, and Hanley Ramirez

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23rd Annual Miami International Map Fair

Friday - Sunday, February 5 - 7

The 23rd Annual Miami International Map Fair, organized by HistoryMiami Museum, is America's premier map fair. Immerse yourself in a world of antique maps, rare books, panoramas, globes and atlases. Browse displays of antiquities and modern treasures from the finest dealers from around the world. Whether merely curious or an expert collector, there is a work for every budget. The Map Fair features presentations by renowned experts. Bring a map from your collection for a free expert opinion. Registration costs are $85 ($75 for HistoryMiami members) for full-access, which includes two VIP receptions, lunch each day and free admission to the Dealer Marketplace, expert opinion and presentations (option cocktails and dinner available on Friday night). Daily admission is $20, $15 for members and $10 for students and includes single day admission to Dealer Marketplace, expert opinion and presentations. Fair hours are Friday night for VIP preview; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


Design on a Dime Benefit

Friday - Sunday, February 5 - 7

Design on a Dime 2016 is a special three-day fundraising event that will bring together the world's top interior designers, philanthropists and LGBTQ influencers with a goal of increasing awareness for the Housing Works campaign to ends AIDS by 2025. Items, from contemporary and vintage furniture to art decor, will be available for purchase at up to 80% off retail value during the three-day event. In Miami for the first time in its 12-year history, the weekend will feature a Chairman's Preview Evening on Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., hosted "The Insider" anchor Louis Aguirre and chaired by Design on a Dime founder James Huniford.

Saturday's Opening Night Reception Sale from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. begins with a VIP Cocktail Hour at 5:30. Ken Fulk will receive the "Giving by Design" award, presented by Douglas Friedman. Tickets range from $100 to $1,000. Event co-chairs include Brian Kelly, Ken Fulk, Michael Boodro, Sarah Harrelson and The Jills, with honorary chairs Andy Cohen, Christina Saralegui and Sandra Lee as as well as social chair/Official Fascinator Douglas Friedman.

Moore Building
191 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District
Housing Works
347-473-7457 Lily Acunzo


Save the Date Amer for Immigrant Justice

Bellissima Gala

Friday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a private preview of Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945 - 1968 and a unique cocktail, dinner and dancing experience celebrating the 30th anniversary of the museum's modernist-designed building by Edward Larrabee Barnes. The exhibition, on view at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale through June 5, will feature over 230 vintage garments and accessories, alongside paintings and films. Presented by Bulgari with additional support provided by the Consulate General of Italy in Miami, Italian Trade Commission, Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG, Funding Arts Broward and Conde Nast, the exhibition is a project by the Maxxi: National Museum of the XXI Arts in Rome and is curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, Anna Mattirolo and Stefano Tonchi. Gala Chair is Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief, W Magazine. Honorary Chairs are David Horvitz & Francie Bishop Good and Stanley & Pearl Goodman. Dress code for the Bellisima Gala is black-tie for gentlemen and "la dolce vita" attire for ladies. Giving levels for the gala range from $100,000 to $25,000, and $5,000 for Dual Patron/Corporate tickets and $2,500 for Individual Patron tickets. Proceeds will benefit NSU Art Museum’s exhibition and education programs.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
954-262-0296 Victoria Robinson


7th Annual Tour of Kitchens

Saturday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 7th Annual Tour of Kitchens is a self-guided tour of Coral Gables’ most impressive private residence kitchens. The Tour of Kitchens starts with the Opening Event from 9 to 10 a.m. at Snaidero Kitchen & Design, where you will enjoy breakfast, check-in to receive your wristband (required to enter each home) and the program booklet with map of all the Tour stops. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you may tour the kitchens in any order you like. Each stop will contain a free food sampling from a local restaurant, kitchen-related items for purchase and a stunning table-setting display. From 2 to 4 p.m. the Closing Event will be hosted by Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery with delicious bites from local dessert shops and bakeries and complimentary champagne. The Closing Event will also feature a silent auction, as well as kitchen talks by noted designers. Tickets for The Tour of Kitchens are $60 per person in advance or $70 on the day of the Tour if not sold out. Proceeds benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Culinary Arts Fund, which provides support and scholarships for the Culinary Arts Program at Coral Gables Senior High School.

Snaidero Kitchen & Design
4110 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables


4th Annual Chili Cook Off

Saturday, February 6 from noon to 5 p.m.

It’s a country hoe-down Pinecrest-style at the 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Live country music bands, line-dancing, mechanical bull riding, HEAT dancers, a delicious selection of food, chili sampling and so much more! You can even enter an old fashioned hands-tied-behind-your-back, pie-eating contest. Don’t miss this lip-smackin’, thigh-slappin’, cookin’-up-a-batch-of-fun event for the whole family. Though this event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and the primary competition is for professional chili cooks, there will be an amateur cook-off as well. So if you happen to be a home-grown chili master with a family recipe, dust off your apron and grab your cast iron pot, it’s not too later to enter! Visit the website for information on participation and your application. Pinecrest members and children under 2 enter are free; general admission tickets are $5. Off-premise parking at Christ the King Church, Palmetto Senior High and Pinecrest Elementary, with free shuttle service to and from the Gardens.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest


On Golden Wings - Historic Hunt

Saturday, February 6 at 4 p.m.

On Golden Wings is the theme for the 2016 annual Villagers’ Historic Hunt, a 2 ½ hour educational romp through some of the area’s most interesting historical sites. At the final stop at 6:30 at the Curtiss Mansion, there will be an optional cocktail-buffet and silent auction, and prizes will be awarded to winning teams. Known for pushing participants to explore the little-known and often quirky side of Miami-Dade’s colorful history, the event organizers promise to amuse, entertain and surprise. “Whether or not you are a history buff, the Villager Hunt is just plain fun,” said Pat Mederos, Villagers’ President. The Villagers' Hunt Committee includes Clue Master Dolly MacIntyre, and members Helen Duncan, Christy Starr-Klevan, Marie Vacca, Joann Trombino and Beverly Loftus. All proceeds support historic restoration and preservation in Miami-Dade County. Founded in 1966, The Villagers, Inc. is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. This year The Villagers are celebrating “50 Years of Saving Places.” Tickets are $25 for the Hunt or $70 for the Hunt and Dinner. Tickets may be purchased on-line.

Curtiss Mansion
500 Deer Run, Miami Springs


42nd Annual Love and Hope’s Fantasy at the Fontainebleau

Saturday, February 6 at 6 p.m.

Spend an evening of Fantasy at the Fontainebleau to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Love and Hope – benefiting the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). Enjoy an unforgettable night beginning with cocktails from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miami's quintessential nightspot, LIV. The remainder of the evening will be held in the exquisite Sparkle Ballroom, complete with delicious food, spectacular decor, dancing and more! Each year, this black-tie gala attracts some of South Florida's top philanthropists and celebrities – all while raising critical funds to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Executive Chairman Sandra Levy, National Chairman Kathy Simkins, International Chairmen Barry and Linda Gibb, and the rest of the Love and Hope committee promise yet another extraordinary evening filled with love, hope and fun. Tickets are $650 per person and can be purchased online.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


23rd Annual Gala in the Garden

Saturday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m.

The 23rd Annual Gala in the Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will celebrate the advancements made throughout the year and those individuals who generously support Fairchild’s growth. Notable philanthropists from South Florida and beyond meet for an evening of unmatched beauty, delicious food, dancing and charity. Proceeds benefit Fairchild’s programs in education, conservation science, and horticulture. This year’s black-tie event is co-chaired by Frances Sevilla-Sacasa and Swanee DiMare (pictured). Gala guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, silent auction featuring hundreds of luxury items, a gourmet dinner exquisitely prepared by Le Basque’s food and décor artists, and dancing to the lively sounds of the Soul Survivors Band, all culminating in an unforgettable evening surrounded by tropical beauty. Individual tickets start at $750, and tables for ten can be reserved for $7,500. To purchase tickets, please contact Susannah Shubin.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651, Ext. 3375 Susannah Shubin


House of Rock FunRaiser

Saturday, February 6 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Don't miss Temple Beth Sholom's House of Rock, with live music from The Garage Band, a lip sync battle, an open bar and dinner. The after-party begins at 10 p.m. when a DJ takes over the music. Tickets range $36 to $150.

Temple Beth Sholom
4144 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach
305-538-7231, Ext. 258 


Meet Margot McKinney

Thursday, February 11 at 11 a.m.

Join friends and supporters of Plaza Health Network Foundation for a delightful brunch hosted by Neiman Marcus' Precious Jewels Salon. Meet Margot McKinney, a fourth-generation Australian jewelry designer who is carrying on her family's 131-year-old business. Enjoy mimosas and brunch bites and preview Margot McKinney's showcase of one-of-a-kind treasures of rare breed contemporary jewelry that transcends the boundaries of fashion and encompasses classic, confident style. A percentage of sales will be donated to Plaza Health Network Foundation.

Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour
Precious Jewels Salon on Level One
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
305-297-6863 Ilene Zweig


FAAM Street Art Week & Auction

Thursday, February 11 - Sunday, February 14

Fine Art Auctions Miami (FAAM) will hold its fourth annual Street Art Week & Auction at Walt Grace Vintage over President’s Day weekend. Several programs are planned throughout the weekend with the main event being the Street Art auction on Saturday, February 13 at 7 p.m., including 45 lots from prominent and emerging urban artists.

View artworks by Barry McGee, Os Gêmeos, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Cranio, Bambi and Inkie. Emerging artists featured include Pillas Bros, Charlotte Oedekoven, Muta, Amanda Valdes, and Ernesto Maranje. Local Miami talents such as Abstrk, Hoxxoh, Luis “Style” Berros, Quake, and Atomik will also be presented.

Part of the proceeds from the auction will benefit non-profits: the Arts & Business Council of Miami and the Guntram von Habsburg Foundation. View catalog here

Walt Grace Vintage
Wynwood Arts District
224 N.W. 27th Street
305-573-4228 Shantelle Rodriguez


IRC 55th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, February 11 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The International Rescue Committee will celebrate its 55th anniversary with the Refugio Gala, to raise funds for and awareness of their work offering aid to refugees and victims of human trafficking in South Florida. The gala will honor those who have endured adversity and have faced long and difficult journeys to find refuge. Throughout the decades, many members of the South Florida community, some who received assistance from the IRC themselves, have supported the IRC’s vital work in Miami. Among those honored at the gala are: Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez, Manuel Capo, Sr. (in Memory), among others. Tickets are $250 and $500 per person.

JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-640-9881 Oasis Peña


3rd Annual Malone Prize Awards Reception & Ceremony

Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Join The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade, 3 Generations, Camillus House, Switchboard of Miami and The Children’s Trust for the presentation of The Malone Prize for Law Enforcement Vision and Leadership. The award, established in 2013 by 3 Generations and named in honor of Sandra Malone, honors law enforcement officials who recognize prostitution as modern-day slavery and who work on the front lines of change. A short documentary, A Community Collaborates (Miami-Dade Takes on Sex-Trafficking), will also be shown. Limited seating; RSVP please. Pictured: Nancy Ratzan; 2014 Malone Winner Detective Inspector Simon Haggstrom; and Jane Wells,

Norwegian Cruise Line Campus of Camillus House
1603 N.W. 7th Avenue, Bldg. B, 3rd Floor, Miami


Baptist Health Foundation’s Grand Golf Tournament

Friday, February 12 at 10 a.m.

Rarely does one sporting event offer activities expressly tailored to baseball lovers and golf enthusiasts alike, but Baptist Health Foundation's Grand Golf Tournament does! Hosted by World Series MVP Mike Lowell, together with five-time All Star Jorge Posada and the Major League Baseball (MLB) Players Alumni Association, the Grand Golf Tournament will blend the former South Miami Hospital Annual Golf Classic with the Baptist Hospital “Heroes” Golf Tournament, all to benefit Pediatric Oncology at Miami Cancer Institute and the Child Development Center Endowment at South Miami Hospital. More than 280 golfers are expected to play at the event on two courses at Trump National Doral. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12 noon. Tournament Co-Chairs Yerby Barker, Carlos Lowell and Bill Tillett are inviting former MLB players to swap their bats for clubs and play as the fifth member of every foursome – all to raise funds to help children and families facing cancer, and those facing developmental and physical challenges.

Trump National Doral Miami
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral
786-467-5400 Information


Luncheon with Ambassador Dennis Ross

Friday, February 12 at 11 a.m.

The Friends of Israel’s Disabled Veterans (FIDV) invites you to a Luncheon with Ambassador Dennis Ross. A tax deductible donation of $1,800 or more is suggested to benefit the construction of Beit Halochem Ashdod, dedicated to assist disabled veterans of all Israeli wars. Attending participants will be gifted an autographed book, “Doomed to Succeed”, a recently published book by Ambassador Dennis Ross.

Miami Auto Museum
2000 N.E. 146th Street, North Miami
305-777-6357 RSVP


RunWild 5K

Saturday, February 13 at 8 a.m.

RunWild 5K is a competitive 5K and family fun run/walk through Zoo Miami to benefit Chapman Partnership, the private sector partner of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust, which provides comprehensive services to empower homeless residents to become self sufficient. This run/walk offers pre- and post-race entertainment for the entire family, Registration includes all fees plus a day at Zoo Miami, T-Shirt, medal and refreshments. Registration is $20 for students age 18 or under, $35 for adults and free for children 2 and under.

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 152nd Street Miami 


The Love of Learning Gala

Saturday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m.

More than 800 leaders of Greater Miami's social and corporate communities will gather to help bolster student achievement by raising funds for new and innovative public education initiatives. It will be an elegant night dedicated to our love of learning with exquisite food, live entertainment, and a few surprises, too! Benefits The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. Chaired by Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho with host committee members Trish & Dan Bell; Nancy & Jon Batchelor; Swanee & Paul DiMare; School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman; David Lawrence, Jr.; Leslie Miller Saiontz; Natacha Munilla; and Dale Webb, the For the Love of Learning Gala will create awareness for Miami-Dade County Public Schools Foundation for New Education Initiatives. Attire for the evening is black-tie. Gala sponsorships are available from $3,000 to $100,000, and individual tickets are $500. Proceeds from the For the Love of Learning Gala will be used to provide college scholarships for deserving Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) students and help support other critical programs and initiatives that provide the neediest of students with an opportunity to succeed in school and life. Join us in our endeavor to make a change for the better in Miami-Dade County, one student at a time.

JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-995-7317 Ann de las Pozas