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Saturday, November 29 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Dress to Impress for the White Party™, hosted by Care Resource and one of South Florida's most-talked-about events that has raised millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS research, prevention, care and treatment. You'll join hundreds of fabulous fashionistas dressed in white and emblazoned with diamonds and pearls as you enjoy the festivities on PAMM's waterfront patio overlooking the Port of Miami and the gorgeous Miami skyline. Arrive before 9 p.m. and explore the Perez Art Museum Miami while you're entertained by an array of musical ensembles and colorful characters in the museum. Outdoors enjoy cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared by Stephen Starr Events, take your chance to win fabulous prizes at the White Party's exciting Casino, and be swept away by DJ David Knapp and the White Party Symphony performing a special tribute to 30 years of music composed and conducted by Sam Hyken during previous White Parties. The evening will be overseen by Elaine Lancaster, the official White Party Hostess. Though the White Party has expanded to include fundraising for all of South Florida’s diverse LGBT and less privileged communities, the event is by no means an LGBT event, but rather a total Miami bash! Don't miss it! Tickets are $215 in advance and $250 the day of the event. Go online for tickets and information, including complimentary shuttle services available from the National Hotel and the Hyatt Regency. Valet parking will be available at the event for $25.

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

Friday, December 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Miami, where multi-cultural history and the future clash on a daily basis, is a kaleidoscope of raw emotions and harsh realities - urban tension mixed with beauty, compassion and optimism. Artist Sheila Elias captures this in her 2004-14 photography series, Sonic Silence, which is now exhibited at such an iconic time for environmental issues. Sheila's vision in her art is inspired by her environment, thus manifesting itself harmoniously into the third dimension. Sheila's ‘iPad’ series also captures this idea. She finds it appropriate to collect it into her Art Basel installation, "Sonic Silence II," which focuses on nature, destruction and civilization. Where climate change is affecting us all on a global scale, Sheila captures the realism of it, uniquely making history artistically. Zurich curator Roberta Gonella's advice to “the lover of art is to see this work for it is an important show, not only historically but for the sheer force of an artist at her best. Sheila is the only artist today who is taking on what is really happening.” Pictured: “Harbour Smoke BR,” 2004. 84” x 53”. Ultraviolet Cured Durst Print on Canvas.

Sheila Elias Studio
1510 N.E. 130th Street, North Miami

Friday, December 5 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season with the FIU Concert Choir and FIU Symphony Orchestra’s annual performance of Handel’s glorious masterpiece Messiah presented by FIU School of Music. Directed by Mark Aliapolious. As a soloist, Mark Aliapolious has sung under the batons of leading international conductors Leonard Slatkin, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Mazur, Eric Leinsdorf, Lucas Foss, Sarah Caldwell, Jonathan McPhee, Jaime Laredo, and Robert Shaw. Tickets are $5 to $15. Free parking.

Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 S.W. 17 Street, Miami

Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

An exciting Miami holiday tradition each year is The Villagers' Holiday House Tour. This year themed "Then and Now," it will feature architectural changes from Pinecrest to the Bay. The popular home tour has been a favorite event for those who enjoy stepping back in time through the doorways of some of Miami-Dade’s most beautiful and interesting historic homes. You can take guided tours in five locations conveniently located in one geographic area. Walk and drive in their own vehicle between the properties; the venues can not accommodate wheelchairs or strollers. One of the homes will also play host to a holiday boutique offering tasty items for sale, angels and a quilt raffle. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased by November 24. All proceeds go toward the preservation and protection of historic sites. Send checks to The Villagers, Inc., P.O. Box 141843, Coral Gables, FL 33114-1843 and include a self-addressed stamped return envelope.

From Pinecrest to the Bay
Directions provided when tickets are purchased
305-443-1747 (Kathleen Bowker, Chair)

Saturday, December 6 at 8 p.m.

The Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation will host its 38th Annual Christmas Gala, its annual fundraising event presented with support from BMW, Bacardi and Coca-Cola. Enjoy an open bar and buffet stations featuring local cuisine and dance to the rhythm of live performances by internationally renowned artists Grupo Niche (pictured); Hansel y Raul; and Lime. Proceeds will benefit various Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation projects, including “A Toy for Every Child” and “Adopt-a-Family” holiday initiatives. Formal attire. Complimentary secured parking will be available. Individual tickets are $125; reserved tables for ten $1,500; and VIP Lounge for ten $2,500.

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
305-644-8888 (Tickets)
www.KiwanisChristmasParty.com (Tickets)

Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.

Join Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida for a spectacular journey to the Land of the Sweets as the company presents The Nutcracker Opening Performance Gala. It's a holiday tradition that tells the tale of a young girl on Christmas Eve and her adventures when her most cherished Christmas present, a nutcracker, comes to life. Together they battle the Mouse King, meet the Queen of Snow and travel to the Land of Sweets, where they encounter the Sugarplum Fairy. Choreographed by Arts Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Vladimir Issaev and performed by company members, this production of The Nutcracker preserves the Russian tradition with glorious music by Tchaikovsky and spectacular special effects. Be part of the magic at the Opening Gala Performance as Arts Ballet Theatre celebrates seventeen years of making holiday magic. For VIP patrons, the Gala will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a cocktail reception with the international corps of dancers and chances to bid on silent auction items that range from little blue boxes from Tiffany's, to weekend getaways and artworks. Tickets are $100 per person for the Gala reception and VIP seating. Gala Chair Ruth Vernick, along with members of the Board of Directors, Daniel Serber and his wife Michelle, Fortuna Ludmir and Jules Oaklander, will welcome friends and supporters of Arts Ballet Theatre to this splendorous Gala.

The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-788-5493 (Ruth Vernick, Chair)
www.ArtsBalletTheatre.org (Tickets & information)

Sunday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.

The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music of the University of Miami will present its annual holiday dinner, Winter Wonderful,, a gala evening to benefit music scholarships and its community music mentoring program, Frost MusicReach. The festive candlelight dinner is one of Miami’s most popular holiday events and features a beautiful array of holiday music performed by hundreds of talented student musicians from the Frost School of Music. The goal of Winter Wonderful is to net $100,000 for music mentoring scholarships at Frost. Individual gala tickets begin at $300; gala tables of 10 range from $3,000 to $25,000, with the goal of raising $100,000 for music mentoring scholarships. Enjoy a sparkling cocktail reception, a sumptuous three-course holiday dinner and joyous musical performances throughout the evening by youthful voices of from the Frost Chorale, Symphonic Choir, and Choral Union and instrumentalists in the Frost Holiday Orchestra. During the festivities, Dean Berg will present the 2014 Frost Legacy Award to Swanee and Paul J. DiMare for their inspiring support.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami

Thursday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m.

The Pacesetter Event is one of the most important annual events for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign, raising millions of dollars to support vital social services in Miami, in Israel and around the world. Each year, hundreds of Miami’s most committed and enthusiastic philanthropists gather for an elegant evening addressing major topics of concern to the Jewish people. This year’s Pacesetter Event will feature keynote speaker Michael Oren, Ambassador-in-residence at the Atlantic Council and former Israeli Ambassador to the United States (pictured). The event is being chaired by Sara & David Bejar and Jill & Robert Hertzberg. Robert G. Berrin is Federation Chair of the Board and Amy N. Dean is General Campaign Chair. RSVP requested.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
www.JewishMiami.org (Information)

Saturday, December 13 at 7 p.m.

The Camillus House will host its 15th Annual Hope for All Gala, a fabulous evening to raise funds to help individuals and families who are poor and homeless in South Florida. Themed "Guayaberas and Good Times," this special evening will feature a sumptuous dinner and richly diverse auction showcasing the very best in wine, travel and lifestyle items. Jason Alpert of Alpert Enterprises will be the evening’s emcee and auctioneer, and DJ Guido Rodriguez will provide great music to dance the night away. Tickets are $600 per person, and you can place an ad in the event program ranging from $150 to $2500. Plus sponsorships ranging from $6000 to $50000 are available. Call or email Marcy Belfi for infomation and reservations. Pictured: Jack & Natasha Lowell and Constance & Mike Fernandez.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-374-1065, Ext. 331 (Marcy Belfi)

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