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Venetian Fantasy - Un Ballo in Maschera

Friday, October 5 at 7 p.m.

The elegant Biltmore Ball to Benefit the Coral Gables Foundation, titled Venetian Fantasy "Un Ballo in Maschera," celebrates Venetian style and cuisine and also pays tribute to distinguished members of the community for their efforts to improve life in the City Beautiful. Honorees are Norma Jean Abraham and the Anthony R. Abraham Foundation; the Kahn Family; Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear; the Milton Family; Dick Anderson; and Withers Worldwide. Co-chairs Sissy De Maria Koehne and Lauren Harrison promise a fantasy evening in Venice with silent and live auctions, live entertainment and a dazzling gastronomic experience feaTYRUBG authentic Italian cuisine. Guests are encourage to don carnival masks with their traditional black-tie attire.

The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables


The National LGBTQ Task Force Gala - Miami

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

The National LGBTQ Task Force Gala – Miami, presented by Wells Fargo, honors LGBTQ heroes, while at the same time provides funding for the community. The gala evening features a cocktail reception, a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, an awards ceremony and dancing. This year's National Leadership Award honorees are two legendary TV broadcasters, Robin Roberts and Sam Champion. Also, longtime supporters of the South Florida community, Charles Million and Tim Nardi, will receive the 2018 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award. Charles and Tim are both separately and together committed to many causes and were recipients of the Aqua Foundation for Women's "Ally Award." Gala Chair is Josue Santiago. Tickets are $450 p/p and $4,500 for a table of ten.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon

Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m.

Join the more than 500 guests who will attend the American Cancer Society's Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon honoring twelve very special philanthropists for their commitment to our community. This years event Chairs include Lilliam S. Machado, Remedios Diaz-Oliver, Sonia Gibson, James Jim Murphy, Brenda Nestor Castellano and Dorothy St. Jean, serving with Committee members Lesli Brown, Linda Levy Goldberg and Yury Rossi. Tickets are $250.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami


Illuminations Gala

Saturday, October 13 at 7 p.m.

Chapman Partnership's Illuminations Gala is an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment in support of the men, women and children who reside at the homeless assistance centers. A 33-member Gala Committee is led by Event Co-Chairs, Marile and Jorge Lopez, Esq., and Gala Committee Chair Lucy Morillo, Esq. The black-tie event gets underway at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing at 8 with special live entertainment, and 11 p.m. for the lively nextgen After-Party. This year the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award will be presented to Carlos Fernandez-Guzman, Chapman Partnerships Board Chairman and CEO of Pacific National Bank.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami


Something's Brewing After Dark

Saturday, October 20 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Explore the Miami Children's Museum after dar as the guests of the museum's young professionals group Playmakers. Brave the haunted Pirate Island exhibit, compete in the legendary costume contest, feast on local bites, sip craft brews and enjoy open bars powered by Bacardi. Something's Brewing After Dark is chaired by Andrew Berkowitz and David Brownstein. Tickets are $50 for museum members and $60 for others.

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami