Miami Events of the Week - Art About Town

Charity & Entertainment in South Florida


Bazaar with a Purpose

Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join Hands of Hope for its Bazaar with a Purpose to benefit needy children at Hogar de Niñas Cristo Obrero in Nicaragua. Be part of a good cause, enjoy a great day among friends with lots of fun shopping, sweet treats, complimentary Nespresso coffee, raffle drawings and more. Great selection of last minute teacher gifts! Enter the raffle to win a Nespresso machine. Admission is free.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
305-903-5868 Veronica Estrada


CubaNostalgia 2016

Friday - Sunday, May 20 - May 22

CubaNostalgia is a journey back in time for those who remember the island’s glorious times – and for those who have never experienced them. There will be Cuban-themed exhibits, artists and vendors, traditional Cuban foods, and live music. The 18th Annual CubaNostalgia is a three-day event showcasing Cuban life, customs and heritage through exhibits, vendors selling Cuban theme items and memorabilia, art galleries and artists. Also featured in the show will be music stores, jewelry stores, bookstores, and traditional Cuban food and drinks. The show attracts over 30,000 during the three-day event. Friday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Cost: Adults: $12, Children under 12: $6.

The Fair Expo Center
10901 SW 24th Street


Pairings @ Ted's

Friday & Saturday, May 20 & 21 at 7 p.m.

YoungArts will host Pairings @ Ted's featuring powerful sibling duo Elena and Samora Pinderhughes. Flutist and vocalist Elena Pinderhughes (2013 YoungArts Winner in Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and her brother Samora (2009 YoungArts Winner in Jazz), a pianist and composer, have been performing together for 15 years, and have each performed internationally on world-class stages. Most recently, Samora helped organize and performed in the Justice for Flint benefit concert featuring Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monae, while Elena contributed music to the Miles Ahead film score. Performances start at 8:30 p.m. sharp, followed by a meet-and-greet with the artists with a cash bar open for all guests. Prix Fixe dinner package are priced at $95 and includes priority seating. (beverage, tax and gratuity not included). General admission tickets are priced at $35 with a $25 food + beverage minimum, including small plates, wine and spirits available for purchase on site. For YoungArts friends in the Miami area, take $25 off your ticket to ensure you enjoy this exciting event. Just use discount code YA_JAZZ at checkout.

Ted's at YoungArts
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


The Nail Scholarship Foundation First Annual Awards Dinner

Friday, May 20 from 7 to 11 p.m.

The Nail Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on providing high-quality education by granting youth valuable scholarships to fulfill their dream of a college education. Its first Annual Awards Dinner will honor Raquel A. Regalado (pictured) with The Martha Nail Excellence in Education Award. Enjoy dinner, dancing and lots of surprises, including a special Performance by PianoSlam. Tickets are $75 and event sponsorships are available.

The Coral Gables Woman's Club
1001 East Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables
The Nail Scholarship Foundation
305-632-5996 Arely Ruiz


Spring Fling Dance: Parent & Child Dance

Friday, May 20 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Parks & Recreation will host a Spring Fling Parent/Child Dance. Enjoy a spectacular night of dancing, hors d'oeuvres, pictures and memories for a lifetime. Formal attire required. $10/parent & child ($5 each additional child).

Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue, Miami Beach
City of Miami Beach
305-673-7000 City of Miami Beach


The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida

Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida presented by Florida Blue, will feature a night of extraordinary food, entertainment and giving as the Orange Bowl Committee celebrates those who give back to the South Florida community. Miami Chef Michael Schwartz is headlining as Celebrity Chef, and Rocco DiSpirito will make a celebrity chef guest appearance. CBS4's Lisa Petrillo will host the event. Many of the area's top culinary chefs and restaurants will serve their best bites for the chance to be named Flavor of South Florida. A group of graduating high school senior student athletes from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties will receive scholarships and one outstanding South Florida resident will be honored with the 2016 Keith Tribble Community Service Excellence Award for making a difference. General admission tickets are $85.

Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
305-341-4701 Alisa Sanchez


A Walk on the Wild Side with Ron Magill

Saturday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Take a ‘private safari’ around the world with zoologist Ron Magill at Zoo Miami and photograph some of our planet’s most endangered wildlife. Nikon Ambassador Ron Magill will personally escort and mentor you on animal photography while Zoo staff assists to provide photo opportunities. You will see a variety of animals ranging from anteaters to zebras and be able to take advantage of the best light, temperatures and animal activity. Hosted by Nikon, the one-day experience costs $529.

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami
Nikon Inc.
631-547-8666 Nikon School


Kindergarten Kickoff!

Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Get all the tips you need from Miami Children's Museum to prepare over the summer. Fine motor skills, numeric ordering, and sound and letter recognition are just a few of the necessary skills your child will learn and be able to practice before beginning formal schooling. Check out the Library's Bookmobile and hop on a real school bus! Learn about healthy snacks for your child's lunch box and practice circle time with Music Teaching Artist Alina Celeste. Resource information from different organizations will be available to help ease the transition to kindergarten.

Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami


Sing, Play & Learn + Little Chickies Squeal

Saturday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m.

Join Books & Books in celebrating bilingual reading month with a reading of Los Pollitos Dicen or Little Chickies Squeal by author Susie Jaramillo. Pio, Pio, Pio! Come sing, play and learn with crafts, stickers, and snacks. "Los Pollitos Dicen," or "Little Chickies Squeal" is one of the most popular songs in the Spanish speaking world, akin to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in English. This English adaptation of the song is as catchy and lyrical as the Spanish version and sure to engage new audiences not familiar with the original song. Come early for the first Bilingual Reading at 11 a.m. featuring “Mary La Mariposa” and Read Conmigo. Don't miss it! No te lo pierdas!

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables


Second Annual Waterway Soirée

Saturday, May 21 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The Second Annual Waterway Soirée is a yacht hop and waterway cruise that will benefit the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, serving more than 11,000 children with special healthcare needs. The evening begins dockside at Bahia Mar aboard one of many luxurious private yachts savoring dishes from South Florida’s finest restaurants. Following dinner, embark on a festive party yacht for an Intra-coastal Waterway cruise with an open bar, dessert and dancing to live music and DJ. Tickets are $750 for yacht hop, dinner and dessert cruise; or $100 for dessert.

Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale


2016 Miami Heart & Stroke Ball

Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m.

Tthe American Heart Association will celebrate the Annual Miami Heart & Stroke Ball, one of the city’s most prominent charity events that celebrates the organization’s mission and success in “building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” With a fundraising goal of one million dollars, the organization’s mission will be celebrated and showcased among key community influencers in the social, medical and business fields across South Florida. Chairing this year’s campaign is Maria L. Shojaee, MBA.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
954-364-5087 Jamie Diptee-Bay


The Amethyst Gala

Saturday, May 21 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Over 500 guests are expected to pay tribute to the honorees selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as for their efforts in contributing to the overall well-being and quality of life in South Florida. While at its core, The Amethyst Gala is a networking event, the evening will have many surprises to make it a fun and memorable experience. Tickets are $200 each or $2,000 for a table of 10 and include reserved seating, grand buffet, open bar, gift bag, parking, and drawing participation.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami


Your Sign, The Moon & Your Rising

Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

Your Sign, The Moon & Your Rising is an introduction to Kabbalistic Astrology offered by The Kabbalah Centre. The 3-week course will have you rethinking your perspective on astrology while gaining insight on practical Kabbalistic tools you can apply in your daily life. Cost for the course is $75; mention SocialMiami and get a special gift. Register online.

The Kabbalah Centre
2725 N.E. 163rd Street, North Miami Beach
305-692-9223 Hanna Picciotto


Innovation and Social Change for Girls and Women

Wednesday, May 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

In a panel made up of cutting-edge girls; accompanied by women innovators and professionals, this Innovators of Change Forum will stay true to its title and theme: Innovation and Social Change for Girls and Women: Bridging the gender, corporate and technology divide. This event is in partnership with the UNA/USA Miami Chapter. Admission ranges from free to $50 suggested donation.

Hubb Coworking
9675 N.W. 117th Avenue, Miami
786-385-5285 Juan P. Casimiro



Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.

YogArt, hosted by the Miami Design District, will kick off a new 10-month event series offered monthly and held outdoors in the Design District’s airy Palm Court plaza, Led by certified Jivamukti teacher Dawn B. Feinberg, YogArt will re-energize mind, body and soul through a signature blend of yoga, live music, healthy food and refreshing libations. YogArt events will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, October 2015 through July 2016. The hour long session will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be immediately followed by refreshments. Tickets for YogArt are $35 per session, available online in advance and on-site the day of the event (subject to availability).

Palm Court Plaza at Miami Design District
140 N.E. 39th Street, Miami


Take A Walk in Her Shoes

Thursday, May 26 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Chapman Partnership’s Womenade 7th Annual Take A Walk in Her Shoes will pay tribute to women philanthropists and community leaders: Hilarie Bass, Betty Brandt, Criselda Breene, C.L. Conroy, Teresa Foxx, Christy Martin, Terri Shikany, Susannah Shubin and Teri Williams. And the first ever Trish Bell Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Lois Pope.

The luncheon features a vintage fashion show produced by C. Madeleine’s, directed by Danny Santiago with hair and make-up by Rik Rak Salon. Experience a step through fashion history with the most stylish looks and iconic designer brands of the past decades while honoring outstanding South Florida women and raising funds to improve the lives of homeless women through Chapman Partnership programs and services.

Womenade is made up of women from all walks of life who are committed to the mission of increasing awareness and revenue for Chapman Partnership. Funds generated through membership and events assist the women and children residents who are looking to rebuild their lives.

Tickets range from $150 to $250. .

JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-329-3081 Grace M. Ugalde-Wolpert


Flavors of Miami

Thursday, May 26 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Flavors of Miami is a unique culinary experience hosted by the Liver Foundation. Top local chefs will prepare five-course gourmet dinner tableside for Flavors guests, complete with wine pairings and distinctive decor. The evening showcases the signature dishes of the culinary experts and takes you beyond the usual restaurant fare with a menu created personally for you. Enjoy an evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education, and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation. Tickets are $325.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
203-234-2022 Lia Martino


Power Up Women's Leadership Summit

Friday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Women's Leadership Summit, hosted by the Florida International University College of Business, will bring together leaders across diverse industries for a half-day seminar that will focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, health and financial wellness. Individual tickets are $75 and include breakfast, lunch and the program.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
305-348-5495 (Yanyn San Luis)


Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show

Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30

Find a plethora of ideas to improve and update your home at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show. Hundred’s of exhibitors present a wide-ranging selection of products and services for interior and exterior improvements, with professional advice and personalized service. Meet South Florida Interior Designers and find inspiration from their original designer room vignettes prepared exclusively for the Home Show. Ask questions and learn from celebrity home design and improvement professionals at the Home Improvement Stage with: Sara Bendrick of DIY Network’s I Hate My Yard; and TD Bank in partnership with HGTV and DIY, presents: Jason Cameron of DIY Network’s Man Caves and Brittany Bailey of “Pretty Handy Girl.” In association with ArtServe and the Weston Art Guild, the At Home with Art feature gives show-goers an opportunity to interact with South Florida artists while viewing a showcase of their paintings, sculptures, or photography. Under the direction of Chef Paulette Bilsky, The Culinary Experience Cooking Stage offers cooking demonstrations and tasty tips from popular local guest chefs including Chef Robyn Almodovar, who is both a Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” and “Chopped” winner.

Show Schedule
Friday, May 27: 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 28: Noon - 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 29: Noon - 9:30 pm
Monday, May 30: Noon - 7:30 pm
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Regular Price $10 adults, $1.00 children under 11. Special advance discount price for adults with online ticket purchases by May 26, 2016.

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Orchids in the Park - 2016

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 18th annual orchid sale by OrchidMania South Florida will feature great plants and great prices, all for a great cause. Beautiful orchids of all kinds and other exotics plants with proceeds to benefit the Pediatric AIDS program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. OrchidMania South Florida is an all-volunteer organization of orchid enthusiasts. Throughout the year, the volunteers meet on Sundays at the OrchidMania greenhouse to care for the orchids that have been donated by commercial growers and hobbyists. Admission is free.

Dante Fascell Park
8600 S.W. 57 Avenue (Red Road) South Miami
786-408-3897 Alex Lamazares