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Saturday, November 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight

The Bass Museum of Art's 50th Anniversary Gala will be one of the most sought-after dinner invitations of the winter season! The Gala will not only celebrate the Bass Museum of Art's golden jubilee, but it will also have GOLD on view; an exhibition featuring how gold has been used in the past and present and exploring its future. Throughout the evening there will be pop-up performance art, beginning with the iconic work by James Lee Byars, The Perfect Kiss, (1975). Byars, who is one of the artists featured in GOLD, referred to this performance as "a prayer, a poem and a play ... a mystical expression of my appreciation of the world." Byars was the subject of a retrospective this summer at MoMA PS1. Other surprise performances will be presented during dinner, and as a finale, artist Nektar de Stagni will lead guests in a participatory "Designer Dance Party." Sponsorship opportunities are available at $10,000 and above. Call or email for more information.

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-673-7530, Ext. 9 (Information)

Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m.

Chapman Partnership's 13th Annual Gala will be chaired by Susan Kahn and her daughter Lani Kahn Drody, and Norma Quintero and her daughter, Alessandra Quintero, and WPLG-TV's Laurie Jennings will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. As Chapman's major fundraising event of the year, the gala helps pay for the services provided to over 5,500 men and women and families residing in Chapman's two Homeless Assistance Centers. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a sumptuous dinner at 8 p.m. with dancing to the music of Soul Survivor Band and a short and inspiring program. Dress for the evening is cocktail attire. An After-Party, hosted by nextgen, Chapman Partnership's young professional support group, will follow the gala. Tickets for the gala are $600 per person.

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-329-3066 (Tickets and Information)

Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m.

This elegant black-tie event will celebrate the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s innovative medical school mission. The evening will feature a luxury live auction, dinner, musical entertainment and dancing. The Sapphire Celebration will also include presentations of the Dr. Herbert Wertheim Global Medical Leadership Award, the Ambassador Steven & Dorothea Green Community Leadership Award and the Benjamin Leon Founding Dean’s Award in recognition of individuals who have made remarkable contributions and been instrumental to the College’s growth and success in the medical field. Co-Chairs for the 2014 Sapphire Celebration are Fran Berrin, Alyse Messinger, Kerry Perez and Debbie Tano. Tickets are $400 per person or $4,000 for a table of ten. For more information, please contact Darla Sechrest or visit www.Medicine.FIU.edu.

The Donald J. Trump Ballroom
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral, Miami
305-348-6265 (Darla Sechrest)

Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m.

Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami, presented by UHealth at Coral Gables, will continue its Music of the Americas series with Fantine, a sensational singer fluent in Spanish, Russian, English and French and a unique talent with style that reflects her cultural diversity. A fusion of indie, dance and electro soul, with a “swampy yet sultry” voice, her debut album project I Am Fantine, with original songs in both Spanish and English, is produced by Emilio Estefan and currently tops the Billboard Dance charts! Be among the first to hear Fantine, one of the most exciting female artists to hit the Latin music scene in decades! Tickets are $45, $35 and $25.

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

Monday, November 3 from 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m.

Experience Joe's Stone Crab with all the works and without the wait! Enjoy Foster Care Review's annual fundraising event, Claws for Kids, known for its fun, relaxed atmosphere and the exceptional food that only Joe's Stone Crab can provide! The event begins with a wine reception, along with great networking and the chance to win fabulous raffle items. Most importantly, you'll be helping to ensure the safety, well-being and long-term success of abused and neglected children in our community. Tickets are $200 per person, and sponsorship packages are also available.

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
786-252-9920 (Adriana Oliva)

Thursday, November 6 at 8 p.m.

Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami, presented by UHealth at Coral Gables, will welcome Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno in the Festival’s popular Music of the Americas series. As 2013’s Latin Grammy winner for Best New Artist, Moreno lights up the stage with hit songs in Spanish and English. Her latest album Postales is hugely popular, and her YouTube video of “Fuiste Tú” with Latin legend Ricardo Arjona has over 100 million views. Don’t miss seeing and hearing this fantastic new artist up-close-and-personal in the University of Miami's acoustically wonderful concert hall. Tickets are $50, $40 and $30.

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

Friday, November 7 at 11:30 a.m.

Voices For Children Foundation will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the “Be A Voice" Awards Luncheon, presented by Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson P.A. Emceed by ABC Local 10 News Anchor Laurie Jennings, more than 500 guests will attend the luncheon to recognize individuals, corporations and organizations that have made significant contributions in the area of child abuse and neglect. Special recognition will be given to those who have been a voice to the children in our community time and again over the course of 30 years. Tickets are $150 per person or tables of ten for $1,500.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Watson Island, Miami
305-324-5678 (Renatha Amador)

Saturday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host its 8th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala and After-Party, themed a “night of stars.” Longtime supporters Dr. Robert H. Thomas and Eris Thomas (Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Executive Board member) are the gala chairs, along with honorary co-chairs, Dr. Michael S. Gordon and Lynda Gordon, and a committee of Miami’s “who’s who.” Begin the evening with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner, the program, dancing and live entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight. The After-Party, featuring entertainment, D.J. music, dancing, an open bar and small bites, takes place from midnight to 3 a.m., also held at the JW Marriott Marquis. Enjoy an evening full of surprises, luxurious and unique raffle and auction items and much more - all for a great cause. Tickets are $500, tables of ten are $5,000, and sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-446-9910, Ext. 30 (Kati Foley)

Saturday, November 8 from 7 to 11:30 p.m.

Join Young Associates Chairs Cristina Mas, Zak Mann and Whitney Kimmel for the Young Associates 4th Annual Party on the Plaza to benefit the Coral Gables Museum. The evening will feature live gaming tables, cocktails courtesy of Bacardi cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music. Cost to attend is $40 in advance and $50 at the door, and all proceeds will support the Museum. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call or email Zak Mann.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
321-377-6266 (Zak Mann for Information)

Wednesday, November 12 at 11 a.m.

The Miami Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, along with its partners, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, The Miami Foundation and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, will present the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. At the luncheon, tribute will be paid to the people and organizations whose contributions have bettered our lives and our world. This year’s honorees are: Sonja Zuckerman, Lifetime Achievement Award; Jorge Perez, Outstanding Philanthropist Award; David Lawrence, Jr., James W. McLamore Outstanding Volunteer Award; Macy’s, Julia Tuttle Award for Community Involvement/Corporate Citizenship; The Miami Foundation, Outstanding Grant Maker Award. The 2014 Luncheon is co-chaired by AFP Miami board members Patrick Morris and Barbara Norland. Registration and seating begin at 11 a.m., and the program will start promptly at noon. Individual tickets are $75, and sponsorships range from $750 to $15,000.

Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
info@AFPMiami.org (Information and Tickets)

Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Easter Seals South Florida’s 26th Annual Festival of Chefs – “Where Culinary & Fine Arts Meet” – is one of South Florida’s longest-standing food and wine charity events. Co-Chairs for the event are Norma Jean Abraham and Shelley Daniel Rutherford, and the Event Chef Chair will be Todd Erickson, Executive Chef of HaVen and Huahua’s Taqueria. Enjoy the finest wines and spirits as you sample dishes from Miami's top restaurants. The culinary focus is enhanced by an amazing silent auction featuring fine art, jewelry, fine wines, dining and travel packages and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit Easter Seals South Florida’s Culinary Arts High School, a vocational training program for young adults ages 16 through 22 with Autism and other disabilities. Tickets are $125, if purchased in advance, or $150 at the door. Additionally, there is a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available.

Nikki Beach
1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
305-547-4719 (Christina Jacomino)

Thursday, November 13 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The Pineapple Ladies of Homestead Hospital Foundation and Baptist Health South Florida will join the NASCAR Foundation to present the Third Annual Championship Taste, a benefit for the Speediatrics Unit at Homestead Hospital. The event builds on NASCAR's commitment to educational initiatives by helping children focus on learning by addressing their medical needs. NASCAR drivers, fans and friends gather each year at Homestead-Miami Speedway to enjoy this unique dining experience as they raise money for the unit. VIP admission is $250, offering access to the VIP Chef's Table, open bar, meet-and-greet with NASCAR celebrities, special live music entertainment and free parking! General admission is $100, offering two complimentary drink tickets, live musical entertainment and free parking!

Chalet Village at Homestead-Miami Speedway
1 Speedway Boulevard, Homestead
386-310-5746 (Ryan Stanford) http://www.NascarFoundation.org/events/Championship-Taste

Friday, November 14 at 8 p.m.

Don't miss this fun and interactive celebration in support of the disadvantaged children who receive services from Centro Mater Child Care Services. Leave behind your tuxedos and stilettos typically associated with galas and come as you are to Urban MATERs and enjoy an evening of urban art, music and entertainment in one of Wynwood Art District's most unique venues. Centro Mater's "anti-gala" is designed as an urban art fair, offering tastes from some of the city’s best gourmet food truck options by Food Truck Invasion, beverages courtesy of Coastal Wine and Spirits, craft beers by Panagra, a DJ and live acoustics. Artistic expressions will include live art displays, silent art auctions, “selfie” stations, henna applications, performance art and opportunities for you to create your own masterpiece. Highlighting the evening’s art theme, local pop artist “GG,” who will be presented as the event’s Featured Artist, will offer an exhibition and demonstrate live art pieces. Additionally, Urban MATERs will include a Britto Pop-Up Shop, allowing guests to peruse and purchase memorabilia by famed artist Romero Britto. Join Centro Mater Foundation's board members, along with members of its young professionals group, Future Matters, to raise funds for more than 800 at-risk children. Event sponsors include Sazon Goya, Coastal Wine and Spirits, FirstBank Florida, Mercantil Commercebank, Cantera & Associates, Catholic Health Services, Diario las Americas, Merrill Lynch, Palmetto57, Femwell Group Health, HLB Gravier, KPMG LLP, Permal Group and Verdeja & De Armas, LLP. Ticket prices begin at $100 with $75 tickets offered to Future Matters members. For additional information regarding Urban MATERs and event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marbelys de la Osa.

MAPS Backlot
342 N.W. 24th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-545-6049 (Marbelys de la Osa)

Saturday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The Coral Gables Museum will present its fourth annual fundraiser, An Evening on the Plaza, set on the Museum’s beautiful Giralda Plaza. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, live music and the presentation of the Museum's first Community Achievement Awards. The event will celebrate four individuals whose energy and vision have significantly improved the lives of many who live in Coral Gables and neighboring areas. The honorees are David Evensky, Thelma Gibson, H.T. Smith and Judith Weissel. Their accomplishments – and the evening’s theme – illuminate the Museum’s mission, which is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts. Individual tickets are $250. Event sponsorships begin at $5,000, and underwriting opportunities begin at $500. All proceeds will support the Coral Gables Museum in continuing to provide exhibits, educational programs and events.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
305-603-8067 (Christine Rupp)

Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.

City Year Miami's annual "Paint the Town Red" Gala is one of South Florida's premier social events, uniting hundreds of influential community leaders to celebrate the achievements of 212 young men and women who have pledged a year of service to support students in Miami's highest-need schools. Wearing their signature red jackets, City Year Miami AmeriCorps members serve as tutors, mentors and role models to more than 6,500 students in 18 Miami-Dade County Public Schools. They work side-by-side with teachers, they use research-based tools and techniques to help students improve their attendance, behavior and, of course, performance in Mathematics and English. City Year is the only national organization placing full-time, trained young adults in schools to provide individual attention to at-risk students and help them stay in school and on track to succeed. City Year Miami's Gala provides critical funding needed to sustain and enhance program offerings that directly benefit kids in school communities across South Florida. Your participation in this signature event will help City Year continue to change the world - one child, one school and one community at a time.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
786-238-0559 (Tania Alonso)

Tuesday, November 18 at 11:15 a.m.

The annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon is the largest event to benefit Holtz Children's Hospital. Hosted by the Jackson Memorial Health Foundation, more than 450 philanthropists and community leaders will attend sharing the goal of making Holtz Children’s Hospital a state-of-the-art facility to serve children. This year’s luncheon will benefit the renovation and implementation of family-centered care for children facing cancer and organ transplant. Family-centered care is a model that empowers families and encourages them to partner with healthcare providers to meet the needs of the child. This year, Yuri Rossi and Nina Miguel will co-chair the Guardians of the Children's Luncheon. Tables prices are $1,500, and individual tickets are $150.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-585-4483 (Sharon Fallick)

Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

The Vizcayans' 58th Annual Vizcaya Ball will raise funds to preserve and protect this National Historic Landmark and stunningly beautiful retreat for the community and future generations to come. The black-tie event will include a stylish cocktail reception, entertainment, a sensational silent auction and much more. The Vizcaya Ball Co-Chairs are Juan C. Flores, Sonia Gibson, Stella M. Holmes, Cathy L. Jones, Donald A. Kress, Laura Munilla and James W. Murphy. Vizcaya Ball tickets and tables can be purchased online. Individual tickets are available from $600, and tables for 10 guests are from $6,000. Corporate and individual sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are also available, and all proceeds benefit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami
305-860-8420 (Miriam Barcia)

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

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