Miami Events of the Week - Art About Town

Charity & Entertainment in South Florida


2017 Ray Allen Celebrity Golf Tournament

Friday, October 20 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel and NBA Champion Ray Allen join forces for the 2017 Ray Allen Loews Miami Beach Hotel Celebrity Golf Tournament to bring together sports and entertainment greats to raise money for education. This year's celebrity participants include Ray Allen, Alonzo Mourning, Eddie Jones, Luis Fonsi, Shane Battier, DJ Irie, Jim Jackson and Placido Polanco. Entry: $4000 per foursome for the 18-hole, "One Best Ball" format, including greens fees for three players and one celebrity, premium gift bags, commemorative photo, breakfast and lunch. Proceeds benefit The Foundation for New Education Initiatives along with other charities.

Miami Beach Golf Club
2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach


10th Annual Inner Circle of 12 Luncheon

Friday, October 20 at 11 a.m.

More than 500 people will join the American Cancer Society for the 10th Annual Inner Circle of 12 Luncheon to recognize twelve outstanding women for their leadership, volunteerism, community involvement and dedication. Event chairs are Lilliam S. Machado, Remedios Diaz-Oliver, Sonia Gibson, James "Jim" Murphy, Brenda Nestor Castellano and Dorothy St. Jean. Auction Chairs are Ana Hernandez and Yury Rossi. Program Book Chairs are Raquel Kaufler and Lesli Brown. Tickets are $250. Tables are $2,500.

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
305-779-2879 (Marisol Garcia)


23rd Annual 'Be A Voice' Luncheon

Friday, October 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Each year the Be A Voice Gala welcomes 500 of Miami's most philanthropic and influential community leaders and dedicated business professionals who come together to stand up for abused, abandoned and neglected children. Luncheon Chairs are Julie and Coach Chris Caputo, and Local 10 news anchor Laurie Jennings will emcee. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez will be honored, and Mike Dunlavy, Esq. will be recognized with the Pathfinder Award. Tickets are $150, and sponsorships are available.

Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables
786-469-3856 (Carolina Alfonso)


Memories of Madrid

Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m.

Inspired by the pride of the City Beautiful, the landmark Biltmore Hotel, and Coral Gables' Spanish roots, the Coral Gables Community Foundation's Gala Committee has planned an evening of romance, rich heritage and the architectural allure of Spain at its annual gala fundraiser, themed "Memories of Madrid." Newly renamed The Biltmore Ball to benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation, the black-tie affair is a time-honored tradition that supports the outreach efforts of the foundation. The gala is co-chaired for the third year by Sissy DeMaria and Mary Young. Tickets are $500. Tables of ten are $5,000 or $7,500.

Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
305-446-9970 (Mary Snow)


Breakin Convention

Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The Adrienne Arsht Center and Knight Foundation present Sadler Wells' Breakin Convention, an international festival of hip-hop dance theatre celebrating the origins and evolution of hip-hop culture. Curated and hosted by UK hip-hop pioneer Jonzi D, the festival includes performances by world champion dance crews, plus a free Block Party featuring dance workshops, graffiti installations, DJs, freestyle sessions and more. Tickets range from $25 to $60; free Block Party on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami



Friday - Sunday, October 20 - 22

A glittering 50th Anniversary celebration of George Balanchine’s Jewels will open Miami City Ballet’s 2017-18 season, sponsored by luxury jewelers Graff. This will mark the first time the company has performed Balanchine’s full-evening masterpiece in a decade. Jewels, performed to live music by MCB’s Opus One Orchestra, conducted by Gary Sheldon, is a full-length, plotless ballet in 3 parts: Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Jewels moves to Broward Center October 28 and Kravis Center on November 17. Tickets range from $25 to $105.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler

Saturday, October 21 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Celebrate the strength and diversity of the Miami dance scene with a showcase of 11 dance companies and choreographers. Participating companies and choreographers include Sandra Portal Andreu, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, the Association of Performing Arts of India, ATMA Yoga Dance, Dance NOW! Miami, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, iMEE, Momentum Dance Company, Adele Myers and Dancers, the New World School of the Arts Dance Ensemble, and Karen Peterson & Dancers. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

New World Dance Theater
25 N.E. 2nd Street, 8th Floor, Downtown Miami


Reflections of the Americas Opening Reception

Saturday, October 21 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU will host an Opening Reception to celebrate the donation of 57 artworks from the collection of Univision Communications Inc. Serigraphs, paintings and mixed media by forty artists include works by Cundo Bermudez, Coqui Calderon, Humberto Calzada, Antonia Guzman, Wifredo Lam, Rafael Soriano and Fernando de Szyszlo. Reflections of the Americas: New Acquisitions from the Collection of Univision is on view through January 3, 2018. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami


Ronald McDonald House Charities 35th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, October 21 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida will commemorate a milestone this year at the 35th Anniversary Gala Celebration. Join gala emcee Rita Verreos of iHeart Radio for an evening of fine dining, signature cocktails, exciting live music, auction and entertainment. This event supports the operations of the two Ronald McDonald Houses, which serve over 500 pediatric families annually in their time of need. Tickets are $150.

University of Miami
Donna E. Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables


MCHF's 11th Annual Diamond Ball

Saturday, October 21 at 7 p.m.

Miami Children's Health Foundation's Diamond Ball has been named among BizBash's Top 100 Events in South Florida. The glamorous event hosts the most influential philanthropists, community leaders and celebrities as they celebrate the mission of helping the children and families of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. The gala will also pay tribute to the grateful patients, world-class physicians and generous philanthropists who make Nicklaus Children's a world leader and global destination for pediatric health and wellness. Tickets are $1,000; table of ten $10,000; premium table of twelve $15,000.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
786-624-2986 (Marilen Marnett)


Janis Siegel Jazz Concert

Saturday, October 21 at 8 p.m.

Janis Siegel and the South Florida Jazz Orchestra will kick off Pinecrest Gardens' 2017-2018 Jazz Season. The ten-time Grammy Award winner will headline "A Centennial Celebration of the Great Ella Fitzgerald." Tickets are $30 and $35.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest


Limon Dance Company 2017

Saturday, October 21 at 8 p.m.

The Limon Dance Company returns to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center with daring new creations by Miami's Rosie Herrera, and Artistic Director Colin Connor alongside two of Jose Limon's most powerful classic works, the gloriously musical A Choreographic Offering and The Unsung, his driving all male homage to Native Americans. Tickets range from $25 to $45.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Concert Lawn
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay


Something's Brewing After Dark

Saturday, October 21 at 9 p.m.

Join the Miami Children's Museum young professionals group, the Playmakers, at the 3rd Annual Something's Brewing After Dark Halloween 21+ event. Chaired by Keith Saunders, the evening will include a costume contest, haunted house, brews & bites and a night of play. Explore the museum after dark as you taste what's brewing with various local craft beers, brave the haunted house, enjoy savory bites. Don't forget to dress to impress for the chance to win this year's costume contest. Tickets are $45 and $50.

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island
305-373-5437 ext.142 (Hannah Hausman)


Jazz at Joe's

Sunday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jazz at Joe's, hosted by the Women's Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, is a lively fundraiser with smooth jazz sounds, exciting raffle prizes and lots of Joe's signature dishes - stone crabs, hash browns and key lime pie. Tickets are $250.

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach


Ludovico Einaudi Concert

Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m.

Balancing film and classical music, the artistry of Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi puts a premium on melody. At his Adrienne Arsht Center premiere, he will present an anthology of his greatest successes, including compositions for the films Intouchables, Black Swan and Mommy. Tickets range from $25 to $75.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


MOCA Shakers Silent Disco Party

Wednesday, October 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Become a MOCA Shaker and enjoy a Silent Disco Party hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. You'll have after-hours access to the exhibition "Edouard Duval-Carrie: Metamorphosis," as well as drinks and bites. Free for MOCA Shakers; those who purchase a MOCA Shaker membership for $150 attend this and all future MOCA Shaker events for free. Admission is $40 for non-members.

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


South Beach, 1974-1990: Photographs of a Jewish Community

Thursday, October 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Join HistoryMiami Museum for the opening of South Beach, 1974-1990: Photographs of a Jewish Community. The exhibition explores South Beach the way it was. During the 1970s and 1980s, photographers Gay Block, Gary Monroe, Andy Sweet, Richard Nagler and David Scheinbaum each undertook long-term documentation projects of South Beach. Also on view is Gay Block's documentary A Bie Gesunt (As Long As You're Well), cameras, and archival material related to the highlighted photography projects. Admission is $10 for non-members and free for members. The exhibit will run through April 1, 2018.

HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


The Bass is Back! Opening Party

October 26 from 6 p.m. to midnight

The Bass celebrates its reopening with an Opening Dinner and Party. Bass members at the Benefactor level and above are cordially invited to a light dinner from 6:30 to 8 p.m. before joining Affiliate and above members for an special evening from 8 to midnight featuring celebratory drinks, culinary delights and a preview of the transformed museum and inaugural exhibitions. Not a member? Now's the time to join!

The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-673-7530 (Sarah Ryan for Benefactor+ membership) (Daphna Starr for Affiliate memberships)


Sir James Galway in Concert

Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m.

Sir James Galway will perform with UM's Frost Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Sleeper, conductor, and Lady Jeanne Galway as special guest . Galway has collaborated on film soundtrack for The Lord of the Rings and has partnered with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Sir Elton John. Tickets range from $25 to $100.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Jazz at MOCA: Marcos Ariel

Friday, October 27 from 8 to 10 p.m.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will present Marcos Ariel, the headliner for Jazz at MOCA. Ariel is a contemporary Brazilian pianist, flutist, and composer who will enamor you with his delightful compositions and popular approach to blending indigenous rhythms with American Jazz. Free - rain or shine.

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


7th Annual MCHF5K Run/Walk

Saturday, October 28 from 7 to 10 a.m.

Join the Miami Children's Health Foundation for its 7th Annual MCHF5K Run/Walk and come together for the children of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. The foundation's largest annual community event, the MCHF5K is designed to increase awareness of Nicklaus Children's pediatric subspecialties and showcase their cutting-edge research, work, talent and the dedication of their physicians and staff. This 5K is open to teens and adults, and also includes a Kids Fun Run for children, ages 2-9. Participation fee ranges from $10 to $30.

Coral Gables City Hall
405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables
786-624-2986 (Marilen Marnett)


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks

Saturday, October 28 at 7 a.m.

Celebrating 25 years of saving lives nationwide, the American Cancer Society will hold its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Dollars raised will help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research, promote education and risk reduction, and provide comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the walks start at 8 in Broward and 9 in Miami.

Marlins Parks
501 Marlins Way, Miami
305-779-2847 (Brittany Perets)

Huizenga Plaza at Bubier Park
32 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
954-495-1095 (Tali Amihud)


2017 Illuminations Gala

Saturday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

Chapman Partnership's 2018 Illuminations Gala is an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment in support of the men, women and children who reside at the homeless assistance centers. A 55-member Gala Committee is led by event Co-Chairs, Marile and Jorge Lopez, Esq., and Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, Esq. and John B. Agnetti, Esq. This year, Chapman Partnership will have the honor of naming the Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Alberto M. Carvalho, as the recipient of this award. Tickets are $700.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami


Vizcaya 31st Annual Halloween Sundowner

Saturday, October 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens' unforgettable 31st Annual Halloween Sundowner attracts 1,000 professionals ages 25 to 50 and is a must-attend community Halloween tradition. Tickets range from $140 to $250 or $3,000 for a VIP table for six. Must be 21 and over to attend.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 S Miami Avenue, Miami


nextgen Gala After Party

Saturday, October 28 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

nextgen, Chapman Parternship's young professional group, will host its official Gala After Party for the Illuminations Gala. Enjoy a glamorous evening of cocktails and light bites, dancing, entertainment and valet parking. Tickets are $100 or choose to become a member and attend the After Party for $150. Sponsorships available ranging from $500 and up.

JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami