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Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28

Get pampered, learn and have fun at The Miami Spa, Aesthetics & Wellness Expo, an exciting two-day expo for your whole body - inside and out! You'll see the latest out about plastic surgery, aesthetics, massage, med spas, lasers, fitness, nutrition, equipment, holistic approaches, even medical marijuana. Interact, buy, learn and be entertained by all things related to spas, aesthetics and wellness through free seminars and demonstrations at the show. Plus, enjoy discounts and giveaways from participating exhibitors in more than 125 booths. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show for adults and $10 for children. A limited number of special VIP tickets - $125 for adults only are also available online. VIP tickets include valet parking, a private area with complimentary beer, wine and spirits, food, entrance into the main event on both days, admission to all seminars and live demonstrations, and a special VIP Swag Bag. VIP hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Miami Beach Convention Center The Palm Ballroom
1901 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-434-7091 (Tickets) or 786-558-5234

Monday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Join NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc to celebrate the 29th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner. Presented by Carnival Corporation & PLC and the Carnival Foundation, the event will benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, raising funds and awareness for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis’s groundbreaking research. The highlight of the evening is paying tribute to "Great Sports Legends" from different sporting categories, who inspire and motivate others to stand up for those who can’t. This year's honorees are: Hakeem Olajuwon, Warren Sapp, Pedro Martinez, Joe Sakic, Bill Cowher, Mary Lou Retton and Lauryn Williams. Professional golfer and two-time heart transplant patient Erik Compton will be presented with the 2014 “Inspiration Award,” and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill and retired NFL Pro-Bowl running back Calvin Hill will both receive the 2014 “Buoniconti Fund Award.” Bill Simon, President and CEO of Walmart U.S., will be recognized with the Buoniconti Fund's Outstanding Business Leader Award. Tom Brokaw, NBC News Icon, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for this grand event, and Smokey Robinson will perform. The benefit, chaired by Mark F. Dalton, offers an opportunity to mix and mingle with sports greats, television and film celebrities and generous philanthropists and enjoy fine dining, spectacular entertainment and the chance to purchase amazing items in the event’s “Buy It Now Store.” Tickets for the dinner are $850 or $1,500, which includes preferred seating. Tables of ten are available, priced at $8,500 and $15,000, $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000, which includes seating with a Legend.

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

Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, FIU's Ensemble-in-Residence, the Amernet String Quartet, has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. They will be joined by guest concert pianist Margarita Shevchenko in a program of The Great Russians: Weinberg, Tchaikovsky and Arensky. Tickets range from $5 to $15 and can be purchased online.

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 S.W. 17th Street, Miami

Saturday, October 4 at 7 p.m.

The Friends of St. Jude, a group of young professionals, will present the seventh annual International Dermatology It’s All About the Kids event, hosted by Pamela Silva Conde, Jencarlos Canela and Enrique Santos. Join prominent members of the South Florida community for an evening to support children suffering from cancer and other deadly diseases. Enjoy a lounge-style reception where hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served while you browse the silent auction. Exotic food stations and open bars await, along with entertainment, a spirited live auction and a special gift. Tickets are $175 for Friends of St. Jude members and $200 for non-members.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-265-1371 (Carolina Masri)

Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m.

Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami, presented by UHealth at Coral Gables, will open its 31st season with the Frost Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Sleeper in the Great Performances concert series. The program begins with Leonard Bernstein's feverish Candide Overture followed by Charles Ives's haunting miniature, The Unanswered Question. Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Dale Underwood appears as soloist on Paul Creston's Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra and virtuoso violinist Michael Ludwig performs Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto. The all-American program also features Carl Ruggles's powerful one-movement work, Sun-Treader, and a new gem, Three Glorious Days, by Matthew Evan Taylor, receiving its world premiere. Tickets are $45, $35 and $25.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at U.M.
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-4940 Ticket Hotline

Saturday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's 18th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner will honor leading LGBT advocate James G. Pepper who will receive the 2014 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award. Pepper is a longtime LGBT rights activist and philanthropist and a legend in the fight for justice and equality. The event is chaired by Bradley R. Carlson and Josue Santiago, both of whom were mentored by Jim Pepper. The Recognition Dinner will feature an intimate cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a sit-down dinner, awards ceremony and dancing. Tickets are $450, and proceeds support the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s important work to build power, take action and create positive, lasting change for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-571-1924 (Tickets and Information)

Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Zoot suits and flapper dresses will be the attire de rigueur for Gangstas, Gals & Glam, Dress for Success Miami's 20th Anniversary Gala. The over-the-top gala not only celebrates past accomplishments, but its fundraising efforts will ensure continued support for the underprivileged women in Miami-Dade County. Join Honorary Chairs Star Jones and Maritere and Jon Secada for an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, casino night, silent auction, live entertainment and much more! The evening’s emcees are Miami’s own CBS Local 10 News Anchors, Laurie Jennings and Calvin Hughes. Enjoy entertainment by the internationally known group Tártara, as well as Maestro singer, pianist and entertainer Bill Campbell and the one and only Grammy Award-winning recording artist Alto Reed. For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tables, please contact Sonia Jacobson.

The Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
305-444-1944, Ext. 306 (Sonia Jacobson)

Saturday, October 11 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The Deering Estate Foundation’s 13th Annual Wine On Harvest Moon, presented by South BMW, will celebrate the Best of Bavaria with fine wines, unique cuisine and the vibrant culture of Germany. The historic Estate will be transformed into a castle in the Alps with the music of Beethoven and Handel filling the ballroom and the delectable dishes of Miami's top chefs paired with fine wines. During the evening enjoy award-winning Rieslings poured by special guest Barbara Selbach of the Selbach-Oster Winery of Mosel, Germany; wine-tasting seminars presented by Crown Wine & Spirit in the Stone House's Prohibition Era wine cellar; a romantic Biergarten offering traditional folk music, casual fare and a range of craft beers; and an array of luscious diet-breaking sweets prepared by The Biltmore Hotel served in the Deering Bavarian Bake Shop, a/k/a the historic Richmond Cottage. A lively auction of high-end items will offer a wealth of fabulous packages with Michael Biamonte, the Arena Voice of the Miami Heat, in charge of the bidding. Experience the culture of Germany through musical and theatrical performances based on the Grimm Fairy Tales by the Tandem Theater Conpany and the Wunderbar art show, curated by Deering’s Cultural Arts Coordinator, Kim Yantis, that brings together German-born or based contemporary artists. Tickets are $150 for general admission and $125 for Deering Estate Foundation members, and proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation and help to support the Estate's educational programs, cultural events and conservation.

The Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 S.W. 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay
305-235-1668, Ext. 263

Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m.

Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami, presented by UHealth at Coral Gables, will unveil their Creative American Music series with Country music’s hit singer-songwriter Craig Campbell, as he performs up-close-and-personal with memorable music that goes straight to your heart. His warm voice and catchy songs such as “Family Man,” “Outta My Head” and “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” are destined to become part of the soundtrack of your life. With his easy style and genuine charm, Craig Campbell is definitely a “must attend” concert at Festival Miami! Tickets are $50, $40 and $30.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at U.M.
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-4940 Ticket Hotline

Sunday, October 12 at 7:30 a.m.

The 2nd Annual Rock 'N Run "Think Pink Feel Teal" 5 K will be an incredible day of health, strength and spirit, featuring a challenging and fun 5K Orange Theory Fitness Run/Walk and a “rockin” cardio-blasting dance class with Videosync’s legendary Jay Marcos. Rock 'N Run was created to unite the South Florida community in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer and raise awareness to enhance prevention and early detection. Last year, at the first ever "Rock 'N Run" event, the community rallied for this cause and raised over $40,000 to support research, awareness and support for women in our community. This year, Rock 'N Run will support the same recipient charities: University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's Cancer Link, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Women's Breast Health Initiative, Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation, Sharsheret and FORCE. The organizers of this amazing initiative are breast and ovarian cancer survivors and friends and family of survivors. Early registration is $20 and day-of-registration is $25.

Temple Beth Am
5950 N. Kendall Drive, Pinecrest
305-305-0813 (Amy Hollub)
RocknRun.org (Registration and Information)

Friday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the 3rd Annual All Star Awards Luncheon, presented by the Miami Dolphins, Switchboard of Miami will celebrate and award Miami-Dade County non-profit organizations. Recognizing the true "All Stars" of South Florida will be community leaders, corporate funders, individual donors, non-profit board and staff members and community volunteers. Honored non-profits were nominated and then scored by Switchboard's guest judges based on their community involvement. Last year's recipients include Chapman Partnership, Farm Share, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, RJT Foundation, Better Florida Foundation, Fatherhood Task Force and (pictured) Mentoring Valuable Proteges.

Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
305-358-1640, Ext. 1182 (Kristyn Greco)

Saturday, October 18 at 7 p.m.

Junior League of Miami will host its 11th Annual Miami Magic, a fun-filled evening that celebrates the organization's 25 years of supporting survivors of domestic violence. Enjoy a cocktail reception and silent auction, sit-down dinner, dancing, raffle packages and sensational entertainment including magicians and music provided by UM's Frost School of Music. It's one of the hottest tickets of the charity gala season, providing plenty of opportunities to give back to your South Florida community. Co-Chairs are Lainey Grossman and Monica Pigna.

Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami
6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables
305-443-0160 (Junior League Office)
973-713-5442 (Lainey Grossman)
561-699-1282 (Monica Pigna)

Saturday, October 18 at 7 p.m.

The world famous Tropicana Club, as it would be in the year 2020 in a free Cuba, will be recreated for the enjoyment of this year's Noche Tropical 2014 guests. The nightclub's outrageous, two-story show stage is where you'll hear upbeat sounds reminiscent of Celia Cruz and her band as Tropicana show girls dance choreographed pieces throughout the stage and ballroom. The gala hosted by Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba will benefit Somos Un Solo Pueblo (SUSP) scholarship program, the Ladies in White, and providing Cuban civil society with basic resources and humanitarian aid. Tickets are $250 per person or $2,500 per table, and sponsorships are also available. Please contact Sisi Portuondo for information. Pictured: Guillermo "Coco" Fariñas, recipient of the Sakharov Prize.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-390-2786, Ext. 22 (Sisi Portuondo)

Sunday, October 19 from 1 to 6 p.m.

All your little ghosts and goblins will have a boo-tiful time at Miami Children’s Museum’s Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash. It's one of Miami’s most popular family Halloween events, and you and the whole family will have ghostly good time as your costumed trick-or-treaters make their candy collecting-way around the Museum’s 14 galleries. Enjoy Miami’s best family-friendly haunted house, create crazed crafts and become part of the Museum's fun and colorful costume parade. There will be face painting, dancing the Monster Mash and making take-home crafts. Lunch will be provided by Epicure, and the silent auction will be chock full of family activities and restaurants to bid on. All the proceeds from the Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash benefit the Museum’s educational programs. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members before October 1 and $10 more if purchased after that date. A Family Package for $200 is also available that includes 6 tickets.

Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
305-373-5437, Ext. 142

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