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7th Annual Chefs Up Front

Friday, August 18 at 6 p.m.

FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) hosts the 7th Annual Chefs Up Front fundraising dinners and epicurean adventure with renowned South Florida chefs at The Biltmore Hotel. The event offers a decadent five-course dinner prepared by 10 of South Florida's most acclaimed chefs. The evening begins with a special reception and silent auction, while hors d'oeuvres and specialty cocktails are served. Following the reception, each chef will prepare signature courses in an intimate dinner setting. An after party follows where you can mingle with other guests and the chefs. Reception starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $250, and 100% of proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters Program. Read below for details for the Fort Lauderdale dinner on August 25.

Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables


5th Annual Chamber N-xt Domino Tournament

Friday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Try your luck at this Double-6 Pairs Tournament and socialize with friends and family while enjoying some friendly competition. The game will use the Swiss System - 200 points, five 30-minute rounds. A portion of the proceeds will benefit ArtSouth and its arts programs for vulnerable youth. Cost is $30 and $70.

Dadeland Mall, Terrace Dining Level
535 N Kendall Drive, Miami


Sam Madison & FLIPANY Join Together for the Kids

Sam Madison & FLIPANY Join Together for the Kids
More than 100 children from a Miami youth center enjoyed healthy food and a game of flag football with former Miami Dolphins Cornerback Sam Madison on August 9th through the generous support of local nonprofit FLIPANY, Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth; PepsiCo Foundation’s Food for Good Summer Meals Program, and GENYOUth’s NFL Flag Football Program.

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Classic Albums Live: Breakfast in America

Friday, August 18 at 8 p.m.

Supertramp ruled the 80s with Breakfast in America. The album had four U.S. Billboard hit singles: The Logical Song, Goodbye Stranger, Take the Long Way Home, and Breakfast in America. Classic Albums Live brings this classic rock group back to life for one evening. The VIP Tickets for the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presentation are $35 general admission and $50 VIP which includes preferred seating with a complimentary glass of beer or wine and table service throughout the performance.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Miami


Clear the Shelters

Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Humane Society of Greater Miami will join with NBC 6 and Telemundo 51 to host the 3rd Annual Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive. Pet adoption fees will be waived at the Humane Society as part of the initiative that seeks to help families find and adopt homeless pets. So far this event has resulted in more than 70,000 pet adoptions nationwide.

Humane Society's Soffer and Fine Adoption Center
16101 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach


Shanea Savours: Dashi

Shanea Savours: Dashi
In March of 2017, Miami's newest Japanese dining concept opened within the complex of the River Yacht Club. The new restaurant is called Dashi, which calls itself a progressive Japanese restaurant, helmed by Executive Chef Shuji Kiyakawa. Chef Shuji is a protege of Iron Chef Morimoto and was also the executive chef at Kuro at the Hard Rock Hotel...

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La Petite Haiti Culture Walk

Saturday, August 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Learn about the Haitian diaspora experience with HistoryMiami Museum guide Monique Alfonso as you tour the colorful neighborhood of Little Haiti. The area is home to the largest Haitian population in the United States and bustles with Haitian-owned businesses, creole cooking and unique art. Tickets include admission to HistoryMiami Museum - $20 for museum members; $30 for non-members and $10 for kids.

Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 N.E. 59th Terrace, Little Haiti


Where Locals Go - Stop Light Bar Crawl in Brickell

Saturday, August 19 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Where Locals Go is back in Brickell with another free roam bar crawl. The Stop Light Bar Crawl (Singles Crawls) includes six free drinks + drink specials at seven different venues. Cost is $15 for groups of four or more and $20 for single tickets.

American Social
690 Southwest 1st Court, Miami


Meet Richard Fleischman

Meet Richard Fleischman
Principal violist of Orchestra Miami since its inception in 2013, Richard Fleischman is a scholar, professor and performer with an impressive pedigree. He is welcomed, to the great delight of South Florida classical music lovers, as the soloist for Orchestra Miami's 2018 Beethoven on the Beach concerts! Learn more about Richard here...

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Prideline's 35th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, August 19 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

An evening of elegance and romance, reminiscent of Venice's Carnival, Prideline's 35th Anniversary Masquerade Ball will feature a silent auction, cocktail reception, a formal dining experience, along with entertainment and dancing, Masquerade is one of the LGBTQ community's most celebrated events. Tickets are $195 or $1,950 for a table of ten. Guests must be 21 or older.

Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
305-571-9601, Ext. 3 (Victor Diaz-Herman)


David Feder Concert

Saturday, August 19 at 8:30 p.m.

David Feder is recognized as an extraordinary composer and guitarist by all who hear him. He plays a signature blend of Flamenco-infused folk music influenced by over three decades of island living to create a breezy yet sophisticated style. As the second stop on his 2017 Limitless Guitar tour, Feder will perform at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Tickets: $25 and $30.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Miami


Sammy Figueroa & The Latin Jazz Explosion

Saturday, August 19 from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

Legendary percussionist Sammy Figueroa and his band, The Latin Jazz Explosion, will perform a versatile selection of spirited percussionist tracks including songs from solo and celebrated group albums. Tickets: $30+.

Faena Theater
3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


9th Annual Women of Influence Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, August 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The 9th Annual Women of Influence Cocktail Reception brings together authentic leaders, inspiring role models and extraordinary achievers in one room. This event showcases a panel of successful and prominent local business women who share their personal stories and highlight their commitment to the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade's mission. Tickets are $100.

Jungle Island
111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami


Small Miracles Luncheon

Thursday, August 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Easter Seals' Small Miracles Luncheon is the organization's biggest annual fundraiser bringing together over 250 of South Florida's most caring community leaders and corporate sponsors. The luncheon also celebrates Easter Seals' 75 years of supporting and strengthening families in our community and honors Ernst & Young. Learn more about Easter Seals' mission to change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day.

Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables


Remembering Hurricane Andrew 25 Years Later

Thursday, August 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Join Guest Curator Bryan Norcross and New York Times Miami Bureau Chief Lizette Alvarez as they recall the life changing events of August 24, 1992. Gather and commemorate the 25th anniversary of the day Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida as Bryan and Lizette share their stories of what it was like reporting during the historic storm. Museum galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $10 and $20.

101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


The Swimming Pool (La Piscina) Screening

Thursday, August 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy Carlos Machado Quintela's debut feature film, The Swimming Pool (La Piscina), at the Perez Art Museum Miami. The film is presented in conjunction with On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Perez Collection. Watch four differently-abled teenagers at a Havana swimming pool, where the boundaries of the swimming pool wash away into the endless horizon. The aimless day stretches on forever, and unspoken tension builds in the restless adolescents. Free with museum admission ($16).

Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


7th Annual Chefs Up Front

Friday, August 25 at 6 p.m.

FLIPANY hosts the Fort Lauderdale edition of the 7th Annual Chefs Up Front fundraising dinner with renowned area chefs. The evening, emceed by radio personalities Kimmy B. of Hits 97.3 and Julie Guy and Evelyn Curry of 101.5 LITE FM; begins with a special reception and silent auction, with hors d' oeuvres and specialty cocktails. Each chef will prepare signature courses in an intimate dinner setting. Chefs are Aaron Dreilinger, Jon Capo, Brian Cornelius, Gina Sansonia, Marc Gruverman, Mike White, Marco De Simone, Derek Rosen, and Adrienne Grenier. Guests will meet and mingle with chefs at an after-party. Tickets: $250. All proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters Program, which connects families with healthy food by teaching them how to prepare nutritious, tasty meals on a limited budget.

W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulveard, Fort Lauderdale


Jazz at MOCA: Lisanne Lyons

Friday, August 25 at 8 p.m.

MOCA will present its monthly free Jazz at MOCA: Lisanne Lyons. A professor at UM's Frost School of Music, Lyons teaches Studio Music and Jazz. She has performed with top jazz artists and leading bands and orchestras and has recorded two solo CD's, Right as the Rain, and Smile, with the John Toomey trio.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami


Wynwood Beer Festival

Saturday, August 26 from 2 to 7 p.m.

The first ever Wynwood Beer Festival is quickly gaining ground as the premier craft beer festival in South Florida. Expected are more than 40 breweries and 150 beer choices with unlimited tastings for attendees. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets: $35 to $95.

Mana Wynwood
318 N.W. 23rd Street, Wynwood


3rd Annual Alumni Reunion & Hall of Fame Induction

Saturday, August 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Calling all alumni! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade hosts its 3rd Annual Alumni Reunion and Hall of Fame Induction at Marlins Park. The Hall of Fame Induction begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Marlins vs. the San Diego Padres beginning at 7:10 p.m.

Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way, Miami
305-446-9910 ext. 30 (Anneleise Sanchez)


Comic Cure

Saturday, August 26 at 8:30 p.m.

Comic Richy Leis is known for his appearances on MTV, VH1, TMZ Live and XM/Sirius. His humor incorporates true life, family, and relationship experiences, creating a unique brand of comedy that allows each performance to be memorable and different. Tickets: $20.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Miami