YoungArts Backyard BallSaturday, January 13 at 7 p.m.
The Backyard Ball
performance and gala is National YoungArts Foundation
's largest annual fundraiser, and the culmination of YoungArts Week, a program celebrating the nation's most promising artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Each year, more than 700 prominent artists and alumni, community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities gather in Miami to honor the achievements of these gifted young artists. The evening is one of artistic immersion with powerful performances by YoungArts alumni. In addition, YoungArts recognizes honorees with the Arison Award and the Arison Alumni Award for their invaluable commitment to the arts, and a standout YoungArts winner is recognized with the Max Mara Young Visionary Award.National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
22nd Annual 'Be A Voice' GalaFriday, January 13 at 7 p.m.
Voices For Children Foundation
will host the 2018 Be A Voice Gala
with Chairs Brad and Suzanne Meltzer to show support and raise funds for the foster care youth of Miami-Dade County. 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 Miami-Dade's abused, abandoned and neglected children.The evening begins with an elegant cocktail reception featuring a silent auction at followed by dinner and program. Learn more about the important work of Voices For Children and the Guardian ad Litem program through a meaningful testimonial. Individual tickets are $1,000 and tables of ten start at $7,500.Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami
786-469-3861 (Tania Rodriguez)
2018 Golden Angels Centennial Celebration GalaSaturday, January 20 at 7 p.m.
Don't miss this year's Golden Angels Gala, which will serve as the official kick-off for Jackson Health System's 100th Anniversary. This signature event will commemorate the unwavering support received throughout the years which has allowed the Foundation to maintain the cherished mission of providing a single high standard of quality care to all residents of Miami-Dade, regardless of their ability to pay. This year, Fana Holtz, naming benefactor of Holtz Children's Hospital, and Silvia Rios-Fortun, Chair of the Guardian Angels, Platinum Angel and immediate Foundation Past Chairwoman, will serve as Gala Chairs. The Golden Angels Society is Jackson Health Foundation
's premier giving society. Tickets are $1,000 for Benefactor, $1,250 for Honored Benefactor and $2,500 for Grand Benefactor. Tables of ten are $10,000, $12,500 and $25,000 for the same categories.SoHo Studios
2136 N.W. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
Big Bang: Sonic OdysseySaturday, January 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Hosted by the Frost Science Young Patrons, the Big Bang: Sonic Odyssey
, is one of the most highly anticipated annual fundraisers for the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
. The benefit celebration invites you to explore the museum after-hours for an unforgettable evening filled with musical surprises, unlimited cocktails and tempting bites around every corner. You'll spend the night discovering Frost Science, while you uncover the dazzling intricacies of sound and light through each of our exhibitions. Along your journey, you'll encounter live music, DJs, a silent disco, creative installations, and a bevy of delectable drinks and nibbles from over 20 local restaurants to fuel you for the legendary night ahead. Must be 18+. Tickets are $150.Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Boulevard
Museum Park, Downtown Miami