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Carmen Lundy Quintet at South Motors Jazz

Saturday, February 13 at 8 p.m.

“Carmen Lundy, a beguiling and outstanding vocalist, has retained her luster over a decades-long career,” the New Yorker. Lundy will appear at Pinecrest Gardens' South Motors Jazz Series, traveling from Los Angeles along with her world renowned quintet for an evening of some of the best jazz this city will ever hear. Carmen Lundy began her professional career in Miami as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Over four decades later, she is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation. Her 14th album “Soul to Soul” features all original compositions and has been met with great fanfare. Tickets are $25 and $30. Pre-concert dining is also available. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Pinecrest Gardens - Banyan Bowl
11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest


The Main Event

Wednesday, February 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Attracting well over 1,200 guests each year, The Main Event is the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s largest annual community gathering, raising funds for the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign to help Jewish people in need in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries around the world. This event is a “don’t-miss” occasion, with a delicious kosher cocktail reception and dinner, compelling guest speakers and a strong feeling of community spirit. The event is being chaired this year by Diane & Alan Lieberman (pictured). Robert G. Berrin is Federation Chair of the Board, and Amy N. Dean is General Campaign Chair.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


The Bass Ball

Saturday, February 20 at 7 p.m.

Chaired by Criselda Breene, Diane Lieberman, Soledad Picón, Tui Pranich and Ines Rivero, The Bass Ball will be attended by Miami’s most distinguished cultural and civic leaders who will come together to honor the important role the Bass Museum of Art plays in the creative life of this community. An imaginative setting will be created in Collins Park just for this event. In addition to enjoying delicious food, cocktails, champagne and dancing, guests will have the opportunity to bid on important works of art throughout the evening. The highlight of The Bass Ball will be the world premiere of a new work by Athi-Patra Ruga, the South African performance artist who has captivated the imagination of the art world. The Bass Ball will be a two-tiered evening. Ball patrons will enjoy cocktails, a seated dinner, the performance and first dibs on the silent auction. Partygoers will then keep The Ball rolling at 9 p.m. with a dance party and more surprise entertainment. Keep the Ball rolling is chaired by Malena Assing, Clara Bullrich, Nathan Lieberman, John Lin, Adriana Vergara and Alexa Wolman.Attire is Whimsical Black Tie with prizes awarded for the Most Creative, Most Outlandish, Best Couple and Most Elegant. Tickets to the Bass Ball are $1000; tickets to keep The Ball Rolling are $125.

Collins Park in front of the Bass Museum
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-673-7530 (Tickets for the Ball) (After-Party Tickets)


20th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Awards Dinner

Friday, February 26 at 6 p.m.

Americans for Immigrant Justice’s Annual Awards Dinner – Upholding the American Dream is the organization's signature event, attracting 500 of South Florida’s civic, legal, economic, social and educational leaders to celebrate AI Justice's work and its clients. The event also recognizes individuals whose humanitarian efforts have had a direct and positive impact in our community. Janet R. McAliley will receive the Holly Skolnick Human Rights Award, and the America’s Immigrant Spirit Award will be presented to Dr. Zakia Subhani. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario will deliver remarks. The 20th Anniversary Celebration Host Committee includes Honorary Chairs Sharon Kegerreis and Mitchell Berger; Chairs Diana and Khalid Mirza; and committee members Paulina Holguin Askins, Serena Berra, Cristina Dominguez, Carl Goldfarb, Claudia Goldsmith, Kimberly Green, Ph.D., Raquel Matas, Jane & Norman Moscowitz, Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, Johanna Rousseaux, William Sancho, Jose Sepulveda and Rev. Priscilla Felisky Whitehead. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a seated dinner and a dessert lounge with live entertainment. Proceeds from this event make it possible for AI Justice to continue Upholding the American Dream. Sponsorship opportunities, tables and individual tickets are available. (Pictured: Anne Hathaway, last year's speaker.)

Hotel InterContinental
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
786-454-8553 (Ariela Moscowitz Fegley)


Be A Kid Again Annual Gala - Miami Vice & Spice

Saturday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Chaired by philanthropists Michael and Paula Fay and honoring Merrett R. Stierheim, Miami Children's Museum’s 2016 Annual Be a Kid Again Gala is one of the most highly anticipated events of the social season in South Florida. Enjoy unique live entertainment, distinct culinary delights and an impressive auction. Be a Kid Again and support the Museum’s goals of providing educational facilities and programs to every child in the community. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Yolanda Berkowitz, Jeff Berkowitz, Melissa Netki.

Soho Studios
2136 N.W. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-373-5437, Ext. Hannah Hausman


8th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon

March 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 8th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon, also known as the “Hat Luncheon,” will bring together a cross section of Miami’s social and philanthropic leaders sporting stylish hats and popular "fascinators." The luncheon is Vizcaya’s only major daytime fundraiser held on the estate, and harkens back to the fashionable daytime events in the gardens which were a tradition in Vizcaya’s early years. The Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon raises funds to preserve and protect Vizcaya Museum and Gardens for the community and future generations to come. Tickets are $350 per person; $3,500 table of 10; and $5,000 for a James Deering table of 10. Purchase tickets online.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami
305-860-8404  Cammy Richards


Feast with the Beasts 2016

Friday, March 4 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Enjoy a momentous evening under the stars at Zoo Miami for a celebration of Feast with the Beasts 2016. This annual fundraising event benefits the Zoo Miami Foundation's efforts to support the Zoo's education and conservation programs. Spend an evening amid exotic animals and interesting people and enjoy delectable tastings from some of South Florida’s premium restaurants, caterers and eateries. Libations are available at open bars with sights and sounds that will transport you to exotic places. Special musical entertainment will be provided by Jon Saxx and Endless Possibilities (pictured). The theme encompasses Zoo Miami's new exhibit, Florida: Mission Everglades, just one of the Zoo's major capital improvement campaigns. This new exhibit is aimed at bringing Zoo Miami to new heights and insure its place as one of the top zoological institutions in the world! Tickets for the Main Event are $250 p/p; or $500 per person for the VIP Party (7 to midnight), which includes access to The Beastkeeper Lounge as well as admission to the Main Event.

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami


Pérez Art Museum Miami Gala

Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m.

Pérez Art Museum Miami's largest fundraiser of the year, the PAMM Gala, produced by Lee Brian Schrager, will feature three unique experiences that showcase the world-class museum's unique architecture and celebrate Miami's position as an international art capital. Join cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders and arts supporters at Miami's flagship art museum for an unforgettable evening in honor of artist Chuck Close. Choose your level of participation, ranging from the Chef's Table, a seated dinner, to the Supper Club at 8:30 p.m. or the Remix After-Party beginning at 10:30. Join Gala chairs, Constance and Mike Fernandez, Darlene and Jorge Pérez, Steve and Kara Ross, Elle MacPherson and Jeff Soffer, beginning at 7 p.m. for a seated dinner in PAMM's exhibition galleries, which will be transformed for an exceptional dining experience featuring the most delectable dishes from renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr's top restaurants nationwide. Individual tickets are $2,500, and tables of ten are available ranging from $25,000 to $50,000. Tickets for the Supper Club, private seating for dinner with butler service, are $750 per guest, $1,500 per couple, with tables of ten offered at $10,000. Following dinner, Chef's Table and Supper Club guests will continue the festivities on the museum's waterfront terrace for dessert and dancing at the Remix After-Party. Tickets for the After-Party are $125. Cocktail attire. Pictured: Steve & Kara Ross, Jorge Pérez.

Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Destination Fashion 2016 Presented by Swanee & Paul DiMare

Saturday, March 5 at 6 p.m.

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the UM Miller School of Medicine, along with Honorary Chairs Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Tommy Lee Jones & wife Dawn, and Brittany & Christian Slater, will host Destination Fashion 2016 at Bal Harbour Shops. Savannah Guthrie, Co-Anchor of NBC’s Today Show, will serve as event Emcee. At the event guests will travel through the progressive party that showcases fashion and culture trends through the Decades - 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. Global music icon Pitbull will perform live, and luxury brand Brunello Cucinelli will be the featured designer to showcase their Spring 2016 Collection. The evening honors the 2015 Women of Substance & Style, accompanied by their Celebrity Presenters, and celebrates Bal Harbour Shops’ 50th anniversary and The Miami Project’s 30th anniversary. In addition, Swanee and Paul DiMare will receive the Presenting Sponsor Award; Stanley Whitman, Randy Whitman and Matthew Whitman Lazenby, the Humanitarian Award; Micky and Madeleine Arison, The Christine E. Lynn Champion for a Cure Award; Gloria and Emilio Estefan, The Outstanding Philanthropists Award; and Edie Laquer, The Miami Project Spirit of Giving Award. For more information and to reserve sponsorships, tables and tickets, call Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard.

Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
305-243-4656 Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard


23rd Annual Twelve Good Men Luncheon

March 9 at 11:30 a.m.

The 23rd Annual Twelve Good Men Luncheon, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities, will recognize men in the community for their philanthropic work with non-profit organizations. The luncheon brings together current and past honorees, together with their friends and families, as well as many supporters of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida. The event will begin with a reception and silent auction at 11:30 a.m. and will continue with the luncheon and awards ceremony. Co-Chairs are Linda Levy-Goldberg, Jim Murphy and Sonia Gibson. WPLG Channel 10's Calvin Hughes will again serve as the master of ceremonies. Luncheon tickets, $225 per person and $2250 per table of ten, are available online, and proceeds benefit the children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald Houses of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

The Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables
305-324-5683 Information & Tickets


28th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, March 12 at 6 p.m.

New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, will host its 28th Anniversary Gala celebrating the institution’s unique role at the intersection of education, classical music, technology, architecture and inspiration. The event will begin with a NWS-signature blue carpet arrival, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a concert at 7 p.m. and a seated dinner at 8:30 p.m. The festivities take place inside the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, one of the most innovative and iconic cultural venues in the U.S. The evening concludes with a late-night celebration in the performance hall. Tickets are $2,500 for individual tickets and tables of ten range from $25,000 to $250,000. For tickets and information about this stunning evening, please contact Jack Mizutani.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
305-428-6777 (Jack Mizutani)


2016 Women of Tomorrow Gala

Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program will host its Annual Galaa to celebrate 19 successful years of mentoring at-risk young girls in the South Florida community. Founders Jennifer Valoppi and Don Browne, along with Gala Chair Marisa Toccin Lucas and Co-Vice President, the Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle, have planned an unforgettable event including a cocktail reception complemented by the always popular silent auction which will include hundreds of items from top luxury retail, hospitality and restaurant brands. Enjoy a gala four-course dinner, dancing to the sounds of Soul Survivors, and heartwarming stories of Women of Tomorrow’s graduates explaining how the program changed their lives. Tickets range from $400 to $2,500.

Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive, Downtown Miami


Color My World 16th Annual Gala

Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Color the world for The Victory Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and enjoy a great night of colorful excitement, while supporting a good cause. The 16th Annual Gala will benefit The Victory Center's mission to provide education and services to children and families with autism and related disabilities in a secure and stimulating learning environment in South Florida. Gala honorees are Barry and Judi Nelson, the founders of The Victory Center. Live entertainment will be provided by world renowned artist Michael Israel. With his electrifying performance and amazing talent, Israel creates art from the heart, and audiences all over the world have been wowed as he brings canvas to life right before their eyes. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available. Single tickets are $225.

The Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club
501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale Beach


49th Annual Bebe Rebozo Golf Classic

Monday, March 14 at 11 a.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host its 49th Annual Golf Classic in Memory of “Bebe” Rebozo, offering players the choice to simply play for fun or at a competitive level. The daylong tournament will begin with a putting contest at 11 a.m. The shotgun start follows at noon with Stretch Zone available to help players warm up. All golfers will receive a gift bag, complimentary parking, green fees, cart, range balls, lunch provided by McDonalds and Olive Garden, on-site chicken wings and liquor shots provided by Hooters, and dinner at the awards banquet and ceremony. Former Major League Baseball player Mike Lowell will be this year’s celebrity golfer with professional Long Driver Bobby Bradley at the tournament to raise additional funds for the organization. Immediately following the tournament, the day will conclude with an awards banquet and ceremony at 5:30 p.m., featuring a delectable buffet, cocktails, a raffle and silent auction. Registration free is $1,600 per foursome and $100 for non-players to enjoy dinner only. Many sponsorship/underwriting opportunities are available, ranging from $250 to $25,000.

Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
13610 Deering Bay Drive, Coral Gables
305-446-9910, Ext. 30 (Kati Foley)


Purim Pairings

Wednesday, March 16 from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Join the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s annual celebration of the pageantry of Purim! Enjoy Purim Pairings, an exclusive evening in the Museum's historic restored synagogues. Highlights include a cocktail reception, a gourmet three-course dinner, live music, fun entertainment and much more! This food and wine dinner will feature a selection of local South Florida celebrity Chefs, under the direction of Chef Allen Susser, each creating and preparing on stage, one course of a four-course kosher dinner. Watch the preparation of each course by the featured chefs before being served the course with a complementing kosher wine, selected by local wine merchant Mike Bittel of Sunset Corners. Linda Gassenheimer, known from her radio show on WLRN, will serve as host for the evening. The Jewish Museum of Florida established the tradition of observing Purim in South Florida with its own signature event, the Inaugural Purim Ball in 2000. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
301 Washington Avenue
786-972-3180 Director