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A Gala Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m.

For a spectacular one-night-only event, the incomparable Yo-Yo Ma will join The Cleveland Orchestra for a tribute to the ongoing partnership between The Cleveland Orchestra and the Miami community in sharing world-class music through concert performances, education presentations and community events. Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most celebrated classical musicians in the world! Enjoy an evening of unforgettable music featuring Dvořák’s masterful cello concerto and more! The program includes SMETANA Overture to The Bartered Bride; DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto and TCHAIKOVSKY Cappriccio italien. Tickets tickets range from $55 to $199.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


24th Annual Gala in the Garden

Saturday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Set in a breathtaking, floral landscape, Gala in the Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is lauded as one of the must-attend social events of the season. Now in its 24th year, the black-tie event draws a crowd of notable philanthropists from South Florida and beyond for an evening of unmatched tropical beauty and festivity for a good cause. This year’s Gala in the Garden is co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa with proceeds supporting Fairchild’s science, education, and conservation initiatives. Gala guests will enjoy a cocktail reception under the stars, silent auction featuring luxury getaways and world-class experiences, exquisitely prepared gourmet dinner, live music and dancing, and stunning décor surrounded by the lush landscapes of Fairchild. Individual tickets start at $1,000, and tables for ten can be reserved for $10,000. For more information, please visit

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651, Ext. 3309 (Morgan Brooks)


New World Symphony 29th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, February 11 at 6 p.m.

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, will host its 29th Anniversary Gala celebrating the institution’s unique role at the intersection of education, classical music, technology, architecture and inspiration. The event will begin at 6 p.m. 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 will conclude 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, Director of Special Events, at 305-428-6777, or visit the New World Symphony website at

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


For the Love of Learning Gala

Saturday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. will host the For the Love of Learning Gala. More than 800 leaders of Greater Miami's social and corporate communities will gather to help bolster student achievement by raising funds for new and innovative public education initiatives and to honor the 2016-2017 inductees into the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame. It will be an elegant night dedicated to our love of learning with exquisite food, live entertainment and a few surprises, too! Chaired by Maria and Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Schools, and Trish and Dan Bell, the gala committee members include Nancy and Jon Batchelor; Swanee and Paul DiMare; School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman; David Lawrence, Jr.; Leslie Miller Saiontz; Natacha Munilla-Bastian; and Dale Chapman Webb. Attire for the evening is black-tie. Gala sponsorships are available ranging from $3,000 to $100,000, and individual tickets are $500. Proceeds from the For the Love of Learning Gala will be used to support critical programs and initiatives that provide the neediest of students with an opportunity to succeed in school and life.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
305-995-7317 (Ann de las Pozas)


The Main Event

Wednesday, February 15 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 chaired by Colleen & Richard Fain. Amy N. Dean is Federation Chair of the Board and Jeffrey Scheck is General Campaign Chair. For more information, visit or call 786-866-8437.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami


Love and Hope’s Magical Mardi Gras Gala

Saturday, February 18 from 6 to midnight

Experience the fun of Bourbon Street with a chic South Florida twist at the Love and Hope’s Magical Mardi Gras Ball – benefiting the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). Guests will enjoy a festive and sophisticated evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and the charm of New Orleans’ world-famous carnival in the beachfront, AAA Four Diamond Awarded Diplomat Resort and Spa! Each year, this black-tie gala attracts some of South Florida's top philanthropists and celebrities – all while raising critical funds to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Executive Chairman Sandra Levy, National Chairman Kathy Simkins, International Chairmen Barry and Linda Gibb, and the rest of the Love and Hope committee promise yet another extraordinary evening filled with love, hope and fun. Tickets are $650 per person.

Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood