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8th Annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes Fashion Show & Luncheon

Friday, May 19 at 11 a.m.

Chapman's Partnership's annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes Fashion Show and Luncheon, hosted by Womenade, will honor Christine Barney, Lauren Beall, Dr. Evalina Bestman, Constance Fernandez, Sonia Gibson, Mayra Joli, Carol Iacovelli, Renee Lopez-Cantera, Laura Munilla, Irene White. The day features a vintage fashion show is 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 designer brands of the past while honoring outstanding South Florida women and raising funds to improve the lives of homeless women through Chapman Partnership programs and services. Tickets: $150, $200 and $250.

Intercontinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami


Cuba Nostalgia 2017

Friday - Sunday, May 19 - 21

Journey back in time to Cuba's glorious times with Cuban-themed exhibits, artists and vendors, traditional Cuban foods, and of course, live music. The 19th Annual CubaNostalgia is a three-day event showcasing Cuban life, customs and heritage. Show times are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets: $12 for adults and $6 for children. Free parking.

Fair Expo Center
10901 S.W. 24th Street, Miami


First-Ever Bocuse @ BRAVA

First-Ever Bocuse @ BRAVA
BRAVA By Brad Kilgore welcomed Team USA to Miami after their historic gold medal win at the Bocuse d’Or (culinary Olympics) for a Gold Celebration Tour at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Bocuse d’Or gold medal winner, Mathew Peters and Assistant Coach Robert Sulatcky joined Miami’s most talented chefs including Brad Kilgore, Jeff Maxfield, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Seth Blumenthal, Jose Mendin, Diego Oka, Sean Brasel, Aaron Brooks, Manuel Echeverri, Gabriel Fenton, Craig Giunta, and Soraya Kilgore for a culinary showcase attended by more than one hundred of Miami’s die-hard gourmands.

Pictured: Bocuse at BRAVA Chefs with Bocuse d'Or Gold Trophy

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18th Annual Salute to Leadership Gala

Friday, May 19 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The 18th Annual Salute to Leadership Gala will honor GL Homes, the SunTrust Foundation, and Stacy Ostrau, who will receive the Broward Partnership Leadership Award. Honorary Chair is Dodie Keith-Lazowick, along with Jean McIntyre and Jonathan Keith, Co-Chairs, and John Castell and Jeremiah Gutierrez as Auction Co-Chairs. Enjoy a colorful cocktail reception while bidding on silent auction items, followed by a Cuban-inspired dinner and dancing. Themed Havana Nights, you are encouraged to dress in casual Havana style attire. Proceeds from the event will assist the Broward Partnership. Tickets: $250.

Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84, Davie


Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration

Wednesday, May 19 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration, presented by Florida Blue, will feature samplings from 30 of South Florida’s top restaurants, an open bar, live entertainment, silent auction, free gift bag and free raffle tickets. The evening will be hosted by award-winning CBS4 Entertainment Reporter Lisa Petrillo Tickets: $95 and $225.

Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
305-341-4701 (Larry Wahl)


A Garden Affair

Saturday, May 20 at noon

The Make-A-Wish Women's Initiative Group will host A Garden Affair - Tea at the Biltmore Hotel. Enjoy the timeless tradition of afternoon tea featuring a lavish selection of tea, sandwiches and sweet treats, along with a fashion show with WISH kids as the models, posh bazaar, Chinese raffle and children's fun area. Wear your best hat and support Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. Tickets: $125 for adults and $50 for children 12 and under.

Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
954-967-9474 ext. 321 (Jessica Rivera)


Waterway Soirée

Saturday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m.

The third annual Waterway Soirée is a high-end yacht hop and Intra-coastal cruise to raise funds for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. Enjoy a chic evening, dockside at Bahia Mar aboard a beautiful array of private yachts with dinner, open bar and live entertainment, or join in for the dessert cruise. Yacht hop tickets are $750 and dessert cruise tickets $100.

Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
954-728-1040 Jessica Vones


Doctors Hospital on Broadway Gala – Life is a Cabaret!

Saturday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Baptist Health Foundation and Doctors Hospital invite you to “come hear the music play,” at the Doctors Hospital on Broadway Gala – Life is a Cabaret! with a special performance by longtime “Phantom” star Howard McGillin, best known for starring in the title role of "The Phantom of the Opera" more than any other actor in Broadway history. The black-tie gala, featuring dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions, will be followed by “The Final Act After Party.” Chairing the gala are Mirtha and José Dávila, M.D.; Mayi and Abel Iglesias; Olga and Nelson Lazo, CEO of Doctors Hospital; Abby and Jose Portuondo, M.D. (pictured), and Nancy and Agustin Veitia. Emcees will be popular radio and TV sportscaster Joe Rose and CBS4 reporter Bianca Peters. More than 600 business, community, and civic leaders are expected to attend. Sponsors include American Airlines, AvMed, Bacardi, The Collection/Porsche, Doctors Anesthesia Associates, ER Stat, Inc., Modern Luxury, Ocean Bank, Radiology Associates of South Florida, Sazón Goya, Selecta, and Tri-City Electric. Underwriters include Richard P. Cole and Dr. and Mrs. John Zvijac. The event will raise funds for Doctors Hospital’s Center for Excellence in Nursing.

The Arena at FIU
1180 S.W. 113th Avenue, Miami
786-467-5400 (click News & Events)


Women in Sport Achievement Award

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

Join ESPN TV & Radio Broadcaster Anita Marks, who will emcee the Celebration Dinner for The International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women Awards Ceremony. Honors include Women in Sport Achievement Award to Lesley Visser, Hall of Fame Sportscaster, and Rennae Stubbs, broadcaster and former #1 Doubles Tennis Player. Cocktails begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner, program, and dancing at 8 p.m. Tickets: $150 p/p and $1,500 to $2,500 for a table of 10.

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Downtown Miami


Jail & Bail Kick Off Luncheon

Tuesday, May 23 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attorney David W. Singer will once again host Jail and Bail, his 26th year with this fun and successful fundraiser for American Cancer Society. Singer has selected people to form his “parole board" who are taught how to find “jailbirds” (or people whom they want to have arrested). Volunteers on the “parole board” may have their worst enemy or best friend arrested and thrown in jail. Jailbirds gather during “Jail & Bail Week” at the Sheraton Suites where they make their fundraising calls from a makeshift jail. This year’s honorary chair is Congresswoman Gwen Graham.

Sheraton Suites
555 N.W. 62nd Street, Fort Lauderdale
954-467-3045 (David W. Singer)


100 Black Men of South Florida Zoo 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, May 27 from 7 to 11 a.m.

All funds raised at the Zoo 5K Walk/Run go to support 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc.'s health & wellness initiatives. Each participant will receive complimentary Zoo Miami admission for the day, T-shirt, sponsorship goodies and admission to the vendor fair. There's also a Kids Dash that begins about one hour after the 5K. Tickets: $15 to $35.

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 153rd Street, Miami 


Make-A-Wish YLC Inaugural Chess Tournament

Saturday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m.

For chess players in the community, the Youth Leadership Committee will host the Make-A-Wish YLC Chess Tournamentl. There will be scholastic sections and an open section for competition, and USCF membership required for tournament play. Entry fee: $30. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
1410 N.E. 215th Street, Aventura


National Salute to America’s Heroes

May 27 & 28

“The Greatest Show Above the Earth” will showcase the men, women, technology and equipment from all five branches of the US military as well as police, firefighters and first responder agencies. This two-day spectacular event will feature civilian aerobatic acts, offshore powerboat racing demonstrations, extreme water sports and more, all on the shores of Miami Beach. The Water Demonstrations take to the ocean from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with the Miss Geico Team Powerboat showcasing jet ski freestyle and race exhibitions. The Air and Sea Show experience is from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free to the public.

Shoreline of Miami Beach


PAMM ARTworkOUT Series

Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In commemoration of World OUTGames, coming to Miami May 26-June 4, join Perez Art Museum Miami and Equinox for the final program in their new series, merging art and fitness, for a special meditation and silent yoga experience guided by Equinox master instructor Michael Gervais. Tune in with wireless headphones to an ambient music-enhanced yoga flow, followed by a purpose-driven meditation. After the session, find inspiration in PAMM's exhibition galleries. Light breakfast fare and refreshments provided following the class. Admission to the class is free. RSVP is required.

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
East Portico
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Orchids in the Park 2017

Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & May 28

The 19th annual sale hosted by OrchidMania South Florida will include plants at great prices for a great cause. Beautiful orchids, Hoyas and tropicals, succulent dish gardens and more will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Pediatric AIDS program at UM Miller School of Medicine. Admission is free.

Dante Fascell Park
8600 S.W. 57th Avenue, South Miami


Miami Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival

Saturday, May 27 from 1 to 9 p.m.

The Miami Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival will celebrate its sixth year with signature dishes from some of best Miami’s high-end restaurants, fine wine, spirits and craft beers, auto showcase, plus live music. A select number of VIP tickets will also be sold. Tickets: $10, $25 and $75. Must be 21 or over to attend.

First Presbyterian Church of Miami
609 Brickell Avenue, DowntownMiami