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Tuesday September 16 at 6:30 p.m.

An Evening in Spain, hosted by Jaie Laplante, Director of the Miami International Film Festival, will continue the popular Wine Dinner Series presented by db Bistro Moderne. The dinner, taking place one month before MIFFecito, will include a ticket to the MIFFecito feature film, which is from the Basque region of Spain. The film is a perfect extension of the Spanish-themed evening where you'll enjoy a extraordinary custom menu paired with carefully selected wines and interact with the movers and shakers of Miami’s arts and culture community. Cost is $75 plus tax and gratuity.

db Bistro Moderne
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
September 17

The Arthritis Foundation and Massage Envy have joined forces to host the fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. So far this nationwide event has raised over $2 million for the Arthritis Foundation. Massage Envy Spa South Florida will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the Arthritis Foundation.

Massage Envy Spas in South Florida
www.MassageEnvy.com (For Locations)
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The CUSP Event
Wednesday, September 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour and SocialMiami.com will host The Cusp Event, an ultra hip event focusing on contemporary fashions and music. Join the special hostess committee from Friends of New World Symphony, including Jessica Rae Andersoni, Genevieve Guermont, Dana Hagendorf, Florencia Jimenez-Marcos, Stacey Glassman Mizener, Jessica Wade Pfeffer and Liza Gallardo Walton and enjoy sips and snacks as Neiman Marcus showcases the latest fall trends of the season. Watch for luxe jewel tones, daring global chic prints, Fall's definitive neutral and much more! Call or email to RSVP.

Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour - CUSP - Level One
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
305-993-4612 (RSVP)
Wednesday, September 17 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Strike Out Child Abuse! Bowling Tournament, presented by Mercantil Commercebank, is an evening of food, fun, music and bowling to benefit the Voices For Children Foundation. Get together your friends and family and show off your bowling skills as you raise funds for the benefit of foster children in Miami-Dade County. Come with your own team, or as an individual - everybody is welcome! A team of 8 bowlers is $400, and individual bowlers are $50.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes & Dinner Lounge
Sunset Place
5701 Sunset Drive, 2nd Floor, South Miami
305-324-5678 (Renatha Amador)
Thursday - Sunday, September 18 - 21

More than 10,000 bikers will participate in the 42nd Annual Phil Peterson's Key West Poker Run, South Florida’s biggest biker party of the year! It features a scenic trek from Miami to Key West, with stops along the way to draw what will hopefully be a winning poker hand, and a fun-filled weekend in Key West with closed-off streets for biker-style merrymaking, including food, drinks, a myriad of contests and the ever-popular custom bike show. For a $10 donation, riders can stop at five designated locations along the Overseas Highway (US Highway 1) to draw their poker hands. These poker hand donations benefit the Diabetes Research Institute and the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club. Holders of the 10 best poker hands will be eligible for a winner-take-all round of Texas Hold'Em on Saturday night in Key West. Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. at either Harley-Davidson location, where you pick up a poker sheet and weekend parking band. Drivers of vehicles can also participate in the run. The weekend concludes with a waterfront brunch at the Conch Republic Seafood Company on Greene Street.

Peterson's Harley-Davidson South
19825 S. Dixie Highway, Miami
305-235-4023 Registration and information
Peterson's Harley-Davidson of Miami
19400 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Miami
305-651-4811 Registration and information

SOCIAL Manny: Episode 155

This week’s SOCIAL Manny features Bonnie Clearwater and Jim Clearwater, Nina Surel, Khotan Fernandez, Kathryn Mikesell, Candela Ferro, Marissa Ciorciari, Sandy Mejia, Jessica Anderson, Travis Smith, Kalyn and Rico James, Francesca Cruz, Ed Arenas, Dr. Jeffrey Kamlet, Brooke Frenkel and Eugen Frenkel, Norm Wedderburn, Gabrielle Anwar, Shareef Malnik, Lee Brian Schrager, Robert Hill, Gabriella Wimmer, Malinka Max, Addie Flynn, Dana Rhodan, Valeria Simon, Kristin Ducote, Stephanie Gold, Cece Feinberg, Teresa Gibb, Michelle Rubell, Enrique and Luz Elena Davila, Veronica Lopez Lopez, Constantin Gorges, Natalia Davila, Luzelena Davila Palanda, Roberto Berrocal, Eglise Gutierrez, Martin Nusspaumer, Marina Radiushina, Kristin Podack, Nestor Rodriguez, Carlene Sawyer, Jose Diaz, Megan Riley, Silvia Cubina, Belkys Nerey, artist Carlos Betancourt, Susana Aragon, Javier Diaz, Margarita Wells, Caroline Lamarre, Evelyn Torres, Leslie Bowe, Ernesto Mata, Justo J. Sanchez, Julia Bianchi and Bunny Bastian.

Pictured: Enrique and Luz Elena Davila at a private reception for the St. Hugh Steinway Concert Series at the Davila residence in Coconut Grove
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SOCIAL Manny: Episode 155

Thursday, September 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy the 3rd Annual Fashion Gives Back Event, presented by Farell & Patel, for a night of fashion, cocktails, and mingling while making a difference in the lives of children treated at Miami Children’s Hospital. Your donation of $25 to the Miami Children's Health Foundation gives you a chance to win from a selection of wonderful prizes, including sports memorabilia, vacations, gift certificates and more!

Neiman Marcus at Village of Merrick Park
CUSP Department
390 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables
786-624-2857 (Alyse Cahill)
www.MCHF.org/MCYA (RSVP)
Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20

The 5th Annual Sam Adams Octoberfest will bring the true Bavarian tradition to Miami for a two-day event. It's all about the folklore; featuring plenty of seasonal brews, authentic cuisine, genuine music - both live and DJs - and a Miss OctoberFest contest. Event tickets are available in three categories: The Bavarian, Der Kommisar and The Chancellor, ranging between $20 and $50 and offering a variety of Fest perks. Open Friday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sam Adams Castle at Soho Studios
2136 N.W. 1st Street, Wynwood Art District
Friday - Sunday, September 19 - 21

The Village of Merrick Park will put its fashion foot forward in the name of charity as presenting sponsor of Fashionably Conscious. The vintage/designer fundraising sale offers heavily reduced prices for donated items from the most coveted closets of Miami’s philanthropists and community leaders. Some highlights of the collected inventory include men’s Gucci and Ferragamo shoes, YSL and DVF dresses, Miu Miu and Prada shoes and items from Chanel, Valentino, Phillip Lim, Chloé, Lanvin and more. The event kicks off Friday, September 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. with a VIP Cocktail Preview Sale Reception (admission donation of $25). The shopping continues on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (entry donation of $10), and concludes on Sunday with the Fashionably Conscious Clearance Sale, where everything must go! From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the prices will be heavily discounted on remaining items (entry donation of $5). Proceeds benefit Coconut Grove Cares’ The Barnyard Community Center, providing free vital services to the children and families of the historic West Grove community. Host Chairs are Rima Otrakji and Margarita Codina.

Village of Merrick Park
Suite 1035 (next to Burberry)
358 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables

Alfalit Honors Joseph Milton at Star-Studded Gala

"Dancing with the Stars" champion Maksim Chmerkovsky and veteran TV and Broadway star John O'Hurley will lead the festivities at Alfalit International's gala event to honor Joseph Milton, the organization's new Board president. Milton will receive the Alfalit Founders Award on Saturday, September 27, at the InterContinental Miami Hotel.

Milton became a member of Alfalit's Board more than 20 years ago and has been a tireless advocate for providing education to the neediest people in the poorest places in the world.
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Alfalit Honors Joseph Milton at Star-Studded Gala

Friday - Sunday, September 19 - 21

Celebrate the little things in life at the Miami Family Event, a weekend full of entertainment and fun for the entire family! This health and wellness expo offers a Kids World area with arcade fun, dance competitions, arts and crafts and more for children, a Lifestyle Pavilion for parents with food samplings and relaxation and travel centers, and a Wellness Pavilion for seniors with live music and informative presentations on staying active and healthy. Plus, there are cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, raffles and contests and live performances. Open Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission for seniors 65+ and children 12 and under; general admission is $10, and a part of the proceeds benefits the American Heart Association.

Miami-Dade Fair and Expo Center
10901 S.W. 24th Street, Miami
786-594-0414 (Information)
Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

the Geek Squad Academy from Best Buy will demonstrate how technology can improve access to career opportunities for youth. Students ages 11 to 16 will learn about the latest technology in a fun, interactive setting. With local Geek Squad Agents conducting classes, such as Robotics, Programming, Digital Photography, Film Production and Digital Music, teens will build friendships and self-confidence, spark their inner creativity and innovation and discover how technology can benefit them in school now and in their work lives later. The Academy is free, but registration is a must. Due to limited availability, registering does not guarantee Academy placement.

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami
Saturday, September 20

Miami Children’s Hospital will host Its annual 5K Run/Walk, presented by Sabadell United Bank, Hyundai Hope On Wheels. This yearly community event increases awareness of the hospital's pediatric sub-specialties by showcasing their physicians’ and staff’s dedication, talent and cutting-edge research. The family-friendly event features a Kids Race, Kids Fun Zone, Vendor Village and custom dry-fit T-shirts and medals for each 5K participant. The Run/Walk also offers the opportunity for individuals and teams to support and raise funds for Miami Children’s Hospital’s world-class care. Open to runners and walkers at all levels and ages, and incentive programs will reward top fundraising efforts. Sign up, register and begin fundraising today! Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities available.

Coral Gables City Hall
405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables
786-624-2984 (Nicole Gray)

Friends & Fashion CUSP Event

On Wednesday, September 17, Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour along with SocialMiami will present THE CUSP EVENT. Enjoy sips and snacks as Neiman Marcus showcases the latest fall trends including luxe jewel tones, daring global chic prints, fall's definitive neutral, and much more. The event begins at 6:30 pm.

In preparation for the upcoming CUSP event, the hostess committee participated in a Neiman Marcus photo shoot styled from the CUSP collection. Check out the fall styles and watch behind the scenes coverage to hear in their own words why these hostesses became involved with New World Symphony.

Pictured: Genevieve Guermont in Joie printed top, Haute Hippie feather skirt, Philip Lim leather jacket and Christian Louboutin patent pumps
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Friends & Fashion CUSP Event

Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For Couture for a Cause, designer Zola Keller will hold a one-day, first-of-its-kind sale of hundreds of evening gowns, cocktail dresses, bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and suits at 50% to 75% off, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Pantry of Broward. Preview the sale at the VIP Preview from 10 to 11 a.m. for a $25 donation, or arrive at 11 when entry will be free of charge.

1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale
954-358-1481, Ext. 113 (Information)
Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders will host Build Your Own Brunch (BYOB), an interactive cooking and eating experience modeled after VeritageMiami’s wildly popular Interactive Dinner. Prepare and enjoy a three-course brunch under the tutelage of some of Miami’s most innovative chefs, Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Antonio Bachour of St. Regis Bal Harbour and Makoto Okuwa of Makoto. In addition to the sumptuous meal, Titos Vodka cocktails and beer from Wynwood Brewing Company will be available. Tickets, available online, are $75 for Young Leaders and $100 for the general public. All proceeds benefit United Way of Miami-Dade. Tables of eight are available

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
http://www.UnitedWayMiami.org/byob-2014 (tix)
Saturday, September 20 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate with Aqua Foundation for Women as the organization turns ten and honors its founders: Alicia Apfel, Alison Burgos, Alyse Mcgowen, Cindy Brown, Elizabeth Schwartz, Martha Sternberg, Robin Schwartz and Vivian Lamadrid at the annual Aqua Affair. Since its inception, Aqua has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants and fostered collaboration with others, including partnering with The Miami Foundation and Our Fund to raise $100,000 to support LGBTQ youth who are homeless. Enjoy complimentary savory cocktails provided by Grey Goose vodka, delectable bites and a live performance by local musician, Es Oh. Tickets are $75 in advance and $95 at the door.

Gale South Beach
1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-576-2782 (Information)
www.AquaFoundation.org (Tickets)
Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m.

From My Family's Kitchen Recipe Contest promises to be a delicious and fun event for the whole family! Join Billy Corben as he hosts the ultimate showdown to determine the best original recipe for Jewish favorites, like pickles, gefilte fish and rugelach. Enjoy delicious deli samples from various local restaurants and create your own unique handmade recipe book to take home. Hear the story behind the recipe entries from each contestant and hang out with Celebrity Judges Chef Alan Susser, Danny Serfer (Blue Collar), Josh Marcus (Josh's Deli), NBC 6 Anchor Adam Kuperstein, Linda Gassenheimer (WLRN/The Miami Herald) and Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally A. Heyman. Free with Museum admission.

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
September 16, 18 & 23

Blender Bikes will be at selected Smoothie King locations in South Florida as part of the brand's nationwide competition to see which city can blend the most smoothies using leg strength alone. Stop by and lend your leg power to blend Smoothie King’s Greek Yogurt Smoothies and sample the new yogurt smoothies for free. Smoothie King and the Chobani “CHOmobile” sampling truck's "blendologists" will be on-site to assist with ingredients and demonstrate how to use the blender bikes.

September 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Smoothie King location
2202 E. Oakland Park Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale
September 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - location
3 North State Road 7, Plantation
September 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - location
11399 South Dixie Highway, Miami
September 23, 3 6 p.m. - location
1557 S.W. 107th Avenue, Miami
Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m.

The 2nd Annual “Pink Flamingo Awards” will honor the people and places that have made Miami Beach a top 10 destination for LGBT travel. Enjoy an open bar cocktail reception and silent auction, a 3-course seated dinner, followed by the awards presentations and entertainment. Nominated and voted on by people in the community, the Awards will recognize outstanding hospitality-related services in 20 "favorite" categories, including restaurant, chef, fundraising event, DJ, nightlife destination and more. Tickets are $75 p/p and benefit the LGBT Visitor Center, funded and operated by the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. MDGLCC Foundation.

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

The deadline for submitting event information for Events of the Week is 5 p.m. Friday.

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