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SocialMiami Arts Encounter: Public Art Downtown

Saturday, May 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Experience an array of world-renowned artworks that brighten the downtown streetscape on a special Arts Encounter for SocialMiami readers and guests. Our insider guide, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Trust Chair Sandi-Jo Gordon, reveals how the longstanding program selects, develops and maintains these projects in a sunny seaside climate. Meet at Claes Oldenburg’s iconic “Dropped Bowl” fountain installed outside Government Center, then ride the Metromover to view pieces permanently installed at stations, like the towering “Red M” by Miami duo Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, stopping en route for lunch (paid separately). This tour includes art inside the Main Library, from Ed Ruscha’s permanent murals celebrating words to temporary exhibitions of Tom Virgin’s handmade books and prints, Emilio Sanchez’s paintings, and Mark Osterman’s “Noir Narratives.” Tickets are $30, with RSVPs requested by Wednesday, May 3. Contact SocialMiami Arts Editor Margery Gordon for details and reservations.

Meet at Stephen P. Clark Government Center
N.W. 1st Street & N.W. 2nd Avenue, Downtown Miami
305-989-0027 Details & Reservations


6th Annual 'Claws for Kids'

Sunday, May 7 at 11:30 a.m.

Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach will be the scene of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 6th Annual Claws for Kids fundraising brunch. Enjoy delicious stone crabs and more of Joe's signature menu items without the wait. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by brunch at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 and benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s programming for area children who need it most of all. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Table sponsorships range from $2,000 to $10,000.

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-446-9910 ext. 30 (Anneleise Sanchez)


The Auction - The Finest in Wine, Travel & Lifestyle Items

Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The 7th Annual The Auction – The Finest in Wine, Travel & Lifestyle Items – An Evening in Support of Camillus House & Health, will help raise funds to support its mission to help individuals and families who are poor and homeless in South Florida. The annual event is supported by South Florida’s most generous and prominent philanthropists. Jorge Luis & Marile Lopez, Archbishop Thomas Wenski Themed “Diamonds & Denim,” this special evening features a champagne and caviar reception followed by a gourmet dinner prepared by James Beard Award winner, Chef Michelle Bernstein. Dave Barry will amusingly entertain guests. There will also be a large diverse silent and live auction to raise additional funds for Camillus House & Health. Guests can also support Camillus House & Health by placing an ad in the event program book. Ad sizes are available from a quarter‐page to the two‐page center spread with rates from $150 to $2,500. Tickets for The Auction are $1,000 per person. Founding Trustee Sponsorships and Corporate Tables are available for $10,000. For more information and reservations, contact Marcy Belfi, Director of Special Events, at or by calling 305-374-1065, Ext. 331.

Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables
305‐374‐1065, Ext. 331 (Marcy Belfi)


32nd Annual Informed Families Dinner At Joe’s

Monday, May 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Celebrating 32 years of partnership, Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership and Joe’s Stone Crab will join together to host the 32nd Annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant. Funds raised will support Informed Families’ statewide prevention programs and initiatives designed to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. (Date subject to change). Guests will enjoy delicious stone crabs without the wait, celebrity sightings and no boring speeches – just good times while supporting the important cause of preventing drug use and underage drinking. A pre-dinner social will begin the evening's festivities at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity Maître ‘Ds will seat guests at 7:30 p.m., where they will enjoy Joe’s signature dishes and legendary service. All proceeds from the 32nd Annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s directly support Informed Families’ mission of helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. Corporate and individual sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available. For additional information or to inquire about sponsorships, please call 305-856-4866 or email

Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach


Golden Angels Society Recognition Dinner

Tuesday, May 16 at 6 p.m.

Jackson Health Foundation will honor its 2017 Golden Angels at a special Golden Angels Society Recognition Dinner ay Joe's Stone Crab, which will be closed to outside diners for the evening. Guests will celebrate the Foundation’s new Golden Angels and the year’s fundraising successes on behalf of the Jackson Health System. Tickets are $200 for non-members and $150 for Golden Angels.

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-585-4483 (Tickets and Information)


8th Annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes Fashion Show & Luncheon

Friday, May 19 at 11 a.m.

Chapman's Partnership's annual fashion show and luncheon is an opportunity to experience a step through fashion history with the most stylish looks and iconic designer brands of the past decades while honoring outstanding South Florida women and raising funds to improve the lives of homeless women and children through Chapman Partnership’s programs and services. Tickets are $150.

Intercontinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami


Women in Sport Achievement Award

Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Join ESPN TV & Radio Broadcaster Anita Marks, who will emcee the Celebration Dinner for The International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women Awards Ceremony. Honors include Women in Sport Achievement Award to Lesley Visser, Hall of Fame Sportscaster, and Rennae Stubbs, broadcaster and former #1 Doubles Tennis Player. Cocktails begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner, program and dancing at 8 p.m. Attire: Miami Chic. Tickets: $150 p/p and $1,500 to $2,500 for a table of 10.

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 S.E. Second Avenue, Downtown Miami