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Tower Treasures: Marché Aux Puces Extravaganza

Friday - Sunday, September 9 - 11

Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design will present Tower Treasures: Marche Aux Puces, a curated tag sale, during DWNTWN Art Days’ three-day celebration of arts and culture. Special programming will feature a Parisian twist including a curated tag sale, children activities, vibrant live music, French silent films, and tasty treats. All events and supporting programs are free and open the public. This first ever Marche Aux Puces, a name given to the open air markets in Paris in the 1860’s, will feature fine home furnishings and décor, antiques, jewelry, designer clothing, toys, books, and much more at discounted prices. The family friendly curated tag sale extravaganza will benefit the Museum’s educational programming. Preview the Tower’s Treasurers on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The tag sale continues Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Freedom Tower Grand Ballroom
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-237-7702 Information


ArtsLaunch 2016

Saturday, September 10 at 10 a.m.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will host ArtsLaunch 2016. Presented by American Airlines, the free all-day community event to kick off South Florida’s arts season and celebrate the Center’s box office opening September 10. In partnership with the local arts community and DWNTN Art Days, ArtsLaunch 2016 events and family-friendly activities include: interactive workshops, the Center’s first silent disco party hosted by the Green Room Society, kids’ activities, author and community conversations, a farmers market, chef demonstrations, walking tours, a Comic-Con and cosplay contest, and much more. Starting at 10 a.m. that day, the Center’s box office also officially opens, offering the first opportunity for the public to purchase tickets for more than 50 shows for the Arsht Center’s 11th season.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami


5th Anniversary Celebration of the Lori Brener Scholarship Fund

Saturday, September 10 at 7 p.m.

The 5th Anniversary of the Lori Brener Scholarship Fund's "An Evening of Love Bollywood Style" will benefit the Lori Brener Scholarship Fund for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. Tickets are $150 each.

Private Key
567 N.W. 27th Street, Wynwood
305-644-7060 Marisol Garcia


31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner

Monday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m.

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis will host its annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to raise funds for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the Waldorf Astoria. The event honors sports legends and philanthropists each year at a star-studded dinner with a special live performance and a spectacular silent auction. The 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner will honor Mariano Rivera, Venus Williams, Curtis Martin, Tara Lipinski, Dario Franchitti, Willis Reed, Cheryl Miller, and Diana Nyad. Anchor of NBC Nightly News Lester Holt will emcee; special awards to Christian Slater, Wayne Newton, James L. Nederlander, Buzz Aldrin and Mark Dalton; cast of the smash hit "On Your Feet!" will perform live at star-studded event. Tickets are $850 and $1,500, which includes preferred seating.

The Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom
301 Park Avenue, New York City
305-243-4656 Stephanie Aagaard


Miami Lighthouse Chicken Championship

Friday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Young Professionals of the Lighthouse will host the second annual Miami Lighthouse Chicken Championship Wing Eating Contest to benefit Miami Lighthouse's Music Program. Network with local young professionals, enjoy a complimentary drink, appetizers and happy hour pricing beginning at 6:30 p.m. The wing-eating contest will start at 8 p.m. Come as a spectator or a participant and help support a great cause while enjoying some friendly competition. $20 donation for spectators, $50 entry for competitors (limited competitor tickets available).

Batch Gastropub
30 S.W. 12th Street, Miami
786-362-7515 Cameron Sisser (Tickets)


Opening + Conversation: The Legacy of Alfred Browning Parker

Saturday, September 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate one of Miami's most esteemed architects at HistoryMiami Museum. Coinciding with the100th birthday of Alfred Browning Parker, the exhibition, "The Discipline of Nature" will invite you into his organic tropicalist designs that made him a modernist regional leader and a national icon. Join curators Allan Shulman and Randolph C. Henning in a conversation that will shed light on Parker's impact on Florida's built landscape during the opening night party. RSVP required. Tickets are $10 – $20.

HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street, Miami


Arts for Learning 15th Anniversary Gala: The Chance to Create

Saturday, September 24 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Arts for Learning/Miami will host “The Chance to Create,” a gala inspired by the historic Cafe Pompeii supper club nights at the Eden Roc Hotel, to help bring arts education and programs to children across our community. This exciting evening will include live music featuring Grammy-nominated percussionist Sammy Figueroa, a silent auction and the chance to meet and speak to some of Arts for Learning's brightest students. Proceeds from ticket and auction sales will help fund more opportunities for children and youth to experience their brilliance through the arts in their community. Gala sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets are $250.

Eden Roc Miami Beach
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-576-1212 Sheila Womble


High Rollers Casino Night

Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Easter Seals South Florida will host its first High Rollers Casino Night, an evening of a lot of fun for an amazing cause. There will be games, a wonderful silent auction and great prizes. All proceeds from the event will benefit Easter Seals South Florida, helping to raise awareness of Easter Seals’ mission to provide exceptional services, so that children and adults living with autism, Alzheimer’s and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our South Florida community. Call for sponsorship opportunities or more information.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
305-547-4719 Christina Jacomino