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YOUNGARTS MIAMI
Friday - Sunday, March 13 - 15

Check out the homegrown talent during YoungArts Miami where the next Ricky Ubeda, Kerry Washington, Hernan Bas, Tarell McCraney, Lucas Leyva and Naomi Fisher - all of whom are YoungArts alumni - will showcase their creativity and talent through a series of master classes and public performances and an exhibition from March 13 - 15. There will be an Art, Design + Photography exhibition opening, Writers' Readings, Film Screenings & Jazz Combo on Friday at 6:30 p.m., which is free and open to all. On Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. enjoy Dance, Music, Theater & Voice Performances. Tickets for these performances are $10 and $15 (for Saturday or Sunday).

YoungArts Campus (March 13)
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
The Colony Theatre (March 14 & 15)
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
305-377-1140
www.YoungArts.org (RSVP & tickets)

8TH ANNUAL WALK, WAGGLE AND STROLL
Sunday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to noon

Each year Walk, Waggle and Stroll, hosted by Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, raises awareness for guide dogs and service dogs of all kinds. Strut your stuff at Miami Lighthouse's eighth annual Dog Walk, a St. Patrick’s Day-themed walk for dog guides, service animals and regular pet companions on a walk to pledge support for Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The event is hosted by Honorary ‘Dog’nitaries Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman and CBS-4 anchors Rhiannon Ally and Irika Sargent. De‘tails include: Breakfast sponsored by Fresh Market and Starbucks at 9 a.m.; the dog walk at 9:30 a.m., followed by contest prizes for “Best St. Patrick's Day Dog Costume” (don’t forget to wear green!), “Dog-Owner Look-Alike” and “Most Talented Dog” contests. This year’s grand prize winner for most participant pledges collected will receive a signed Britto ‘Azul’ Dog sculpture. Free parking is available in the PetSmart garage; on-site registration is $30 and includes a Britto “Azul” dog walk t-shirt and doggy bandana; the fee is waived for visually impaired walkers. Register online.

The Shops at Midtown Miami
3401 N. Miami Avenue, Midtown Miami
786-362-7515 (Cameron Sisser)
www.MiamiLighthouse.org

IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR!
Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m.

It's a Family Affair!, hosted by New World Symphony, is one of the premier South Florida events geared toward families and children, Experience an incredible half-day celebration of imagination and creativity with your children that starts with a family-friendly concert featuring iconic landmarks in music from Mussorgsky’s soaring Great Gate to Old MacDonald’s animal-packed farm. Afterward children will immerse their imaginations in hands-on activities provided by the Miami Children’s Museum, Miami School of Rock, Oppenheim Architecture + Design, the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts and more! Tickets are $80 for one, and Family Patron Packages ranging from $1,000 to $5000.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
305-428-6777
www.NWS.edu

7TH ANNUAL VIZCAYA PRESERVATION LUNCHEON
Tuesday, March 17 at 11 a.m.

This popular annual event brings together a cross section of Miami’s social and philanthropic leaders donned in creative headwear. As Vizcaya’s only major daytime fundraiser, The Preservation Luncheon reprises the fashionable daytime events in the gardens, which were a tradition in Vizcaya’s early years. At this year’s luncheon, you will enjoy cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka, modeling of precious jewelry by GRAFF Diamonds and elegant fashion looks from Oscar de la Renta, along with much more. Swanee DiMare will serve as Honorary Luncheon Chair, and Luncheon Co-Chairs are Sonia Gibson, Linda Levy Goldberg, Barbara Hevia, Laura C. Munilla and Lydia Touzet. Founded in 2009, the luncheon is a friend-raiser and fund-raiser to support the preservation of Vizcaya and its educational programs. Preservation Luncheon tickets can be purchased online. Tickets start at $350, and tables of ten are available for $3500 and up. Luncheon Co-Chair Laura Munilla & Max Blumberg pictured.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami
305-860-8404
www.VizcayaMuseum.com (Tickets)

RISING STARS SHOWCASE
Thursday, March 19 beginning at 5 p.m.

New World School of the Arts will celebrate the extraordinary talent of its students at the annual Rising Stars Exhibition and Showcase, an evening of dance, music, theater and visual arts. The Showcase, a professionally staged, energy-packed, one-of-a-kind performance, presents the extraordinary talent of high school and college students from NWSA, Florida’s premier arts institution. The evening begins at the New World Gallery with a juried visual arts exhibition featuring student artworks from 5 to 7:15 p.m. The show is as diverse as the school population and includes painting, drawing, design, sculpture, digital media and installations. The merriment continues just a few blocks away at the historic Gusman Center from 6 to 7:15 p.m. with a pre-performance VIP Reception to welcome guests to this artistic landmark. Following the reception, the exhilarating performance will offer an array of captivating excerpts of works performed during the school year by the dance, music and theater divisions. Plus, you will be treated to the sounds of the NWSA Symphony Orchestra and the stirring tunes of the NWSA High School Jazz Ensemble. See excerpts from timeless musicals we have all come to love, including A Little Night Music and Fiddler on the Roof. Asuka, choreographed for the New York City-based company Ballet Hispanico, will highlight the NWSA college dancers. This particular work is homage to salsa legend Celia Cruz, set to her music and interlaced with other references to Vilaro’s native Cuba. The high school dancers will present Earth, a stirring work by NWSA alumnus Uri Sands. Tickets to the VIP Reception and Showcase range from $125 to $250, and tickets to the Showcase only, beginning at 8 p.m., range from $20 to $50.

New World Gallery, MDC Wolfson Campus
25 N.E. 2nd Street, Lobby, Downtown Miami
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
174 E. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-237-3559
www.NWSA.MDC.edu

MIAMI OPEN - MIAMI
March 23 - April 5

Come and experience a tennis event like no other! The Miami Open may have a new name, but it's still the hottest ticket in tennis, returning to Miami with the best players in the world. With 74 of the top 75 ranked men, including all of the top 50, and each of the top 75 ranked women, the Miami Open player field ranks best on the tennis calendar. Whether you are looking to see a future Hall of Famer, a multiple Grand Slam champion, or a rising star, all will be on display at the Crandon Park Tennis Center during the event’s two exciting weeks. Get your Tickets today and be a part of the most glamorous tournament on the ATP and WTA tours, located in one of the world’s most exotic vacation destinations. With a Grand Slam quality player field, beautiful weather, tremendous food and shopping options and an international flavor, the Miami Open has an energy and excitement that is uniquely Miami. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 305-442-3367.

The Tennis Center at Crandon Park
7300 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne
305-442-3367 Tickets
www.MiamiOpen.com

11TH ANNUAL DEERING SEAFOOD FESTIVAL ON THE BAY
Sunday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You will be greeted by a Bahamian Junkanoo musical parade, stilt-walkers and a steel drum band, creating an island-vibe at the 11th Annual Deering Seafood Festival. Area restaurants will present delectable fish and seafood dishes throughout the all-day celebration, and in the big top tent celebrity chefs Dean Max and Paula DaSilva will head the cooking demo lineup. There will be pontoon boat rides, nature hikes, tours of Deering's historic homes and an Artist Lane. On the main stage, Caribbean Crew and rock ‘n roll bands will provide on-going entertainment while the kids have unlimited fun in the Lil’ Shrimp Kids Zone and become junior scientists at the Deering Discovery Cove with hands-on adventures. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door for adults, and $5 for kids from 4 to 14. Tickets include park entrance and all activities except food, drinks, boat rides and rock climbing. Proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation for preservation, educational programs and restoration of the Estate.

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

31ST ANNUAL JUDICIAL RECEPTION
Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m.

Hundreds of members of the Miami-Dade County legal community will gather to celebrate the achievements of three dedicated professionals at the 31st Annual Judicial Reception, hosted by the Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. The event will feature the presentation of three prestigious awards that recognize accomplished jurists: the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Community Service Award and the Honorable Theodore “Ted” Klein Special Recognition Award. The Judicial Reception is a major social event in the legal community, attracting hundreds of South Florida’s most prominent attorneys and judges each year. The event is being chaired this year by Hilarie Bass and Harley Tropin. For more information, visit www.JewishMiami.org or call 786-866-8438.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
786-866-8438 or 786-866-8414
www.JewishMiami.org

MDC 2015 ALUMNI HALL OF FAME AWARDS GALA
Thursday, April 9 at 6 p.m.

Join MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón and MDC Foundation Chair Julie Grimes for the Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, honoring Miami Dade College's best, brightest and most successful alumni with a celebration of the newly inducted Alumni Hall of Fame class. The Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor bestowed by the College on its alumni. This exceptional group of individuals is chosen from a broad range of industries. Honorees are among the nation's premier impresarios, public servants, artists and community leaders. Hall of Fame inductees are recognized for the positive impact on their profession, the community and the College. The Hall of Fame Awards Gala not only honors the outstanding recipients but also serves as a fundraiser for student scholarships. It’s the most important fundraising event each year. All net proceeds fund the Alumni Hall of Fame Scholarship, which provides student scholarships now and in the future. Reception and silent auction at 6 p.m.; dinner and awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Purchase your tickets today. Link: http://www.mdc.edu/publications/F_109_HOF%202015_SaveTheDate/index.html

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-237-3240

2015 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ANNUAL GALA
Saturday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The 2015 American Cancer Society Annual Gala will host approximately 800 influential leaders within Miami’s social and corporate communities to gather for a night of elegance, exquisite food, and live entertainment. The cocktail reception and silent auction will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 8:30 p.m. The 2015 Gala Chairs are Christy and David Martin from Terra Group along with Honorary Chairs Lourdes and Felipe Valls. Presenting sponsor is Baptist Health South Florida, and key supporters include Lilliam and Gus Machado, Remedios and Fausto Diaz Oliver, Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Teresita and Michael Haskett, the Munilla Family Foundation, Doral Lincoln, and Cecilia and David Comeau, just to name a few. The event's exciting silent auction will feature items such as airline tickets, jewelry, golf packages, sports collectibles, spa packages and couture fashion. During the live auction gala guests will be challenged to raise money to help Finish the Fight against cancer. From its beginning, the American Cancer Society has been the leading force in the fight against cancer. After 102 years, they can envision the end of cancer as we know it – from deadly to treatable, from curable to preventable. One hundred years ago, we began the fight of a lifetime. Now it’s time to finish it! Tickets are $500 p/p. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Karla Pascua, Sr. Specialist, Distinguished Events at 305-779-2879 or by email at Karla.Pascua@Cancer.org.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-779-2879 (Karla Pascua)
Karla.Pascua@Cancer.org


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