Saturday, January 31, 6:30pm-12am – SoHo Studios, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, Miami Wynwood Arts District
The 2015 Miami City Ballet Gala will celebrate 29 years of world-class dance, classical masterpieces, innovative new works and world premieres! This year’s gala affair will combine the visual and performing arts by featuring a one-night-only extraordinary performance art installation created by the dancers of Miami City Ballet. Gala chairs are Ana-Marie and Robert Barlick, and Grand Honorary chairs are Pamela Garrison and R. Kirk Landon. Tables range from $25,000 to $100,000, and individual tickets are $2,500. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Company’s Education & Outreach Initiatives. For more info contact Eva Silverstein at 305-929-7000, ext. 1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. @MiamiCityBallet
Saturday, January 31, 6pm-9pm – Splitsville Lanes, 5701 Sunset Drive, South Miami
Miami native and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay will host The Jon Jay FMS Bonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade and the programs they offer to over 10,000 area youth. Join Jon and other Major League Baseball stars during the fun-filled fundraising event. The evening will include red carpet arrivals, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, exciting bowling matches and lots more. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6 p.m., cocktail reception at 6:15 p.m., and the bowling challenge at 6:45. Admission is $475 per 5-person bowling team or $125 per person. For more info contact Jennifer Brasile of CAA Sports at 212-277-9000 or email@example.com.
Saturday, January 31, 6pm-11:30pm – Founders Park, 87000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada
The annual Mariners Hospital Bougainvillea Ball is the largest fundraising event for Mariners Hospital. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the hospital’s Oncology Services Department, which provides chemotherapy in a personal, comfortable environment. Since its opening in 2013, the department has had a tremendous impact on Keys residents living with cancer – replacing the physically draining toll of a four-hour round trip to Miami with dignified and personal treatment close to home. Chairs are Joanne McGregor-Ganus and Betty Anne Schilling. Sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities are available at levels ranging from $4,000 to $100,000.
Saturday, January 31, 7pm – Park Grove, 2710 S. Bayshore, Coconut Grove
Brazil Foundation will held their 4th annual gala at Coconut Grove’s Regatta Park. Sponsored by Park Grove, a luxury condo developed by Terra Group and The Related Group, and the Mandarin Oriental Miami, the gala will bring together 500 VIPs and tastemakers to raise funds for the foundation, which supports social projects in Brazil. Notable guests already confirmed to attend this year include Brazilian television personalities Gloria Maria and Eliana Michaelichen and Brazilian entrepreneur and fashion consultant Lorenzo Martone.
Patrons will sip cocktails, enjoy a seated dinner and have the opportunity to participate in a live auction of luxury items and experiences. This year, the gala will honor groups in Miami that are helping Brazilian causes, including local philanthropy The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Fundação Banco do Brasil. The celebration will be hosted by the IV BrazilFoundation Gala Miami chairs, Paulo and Lais Bacchi. A visionary entrepreneur, Paulo is the owner of Brazilian- and Miami-based luxury furnishings company Artefacto; his wife Lais is the designer of a jewelry line, Lais Bacchi Designs. This year, the Bacchis have set a fundraising goal of $500,000. Individual tickets are $1,500. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cuban American Bar Association will serve as host to its annual gala and installation of officers on Saturday, January 31, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The gala raises money for the Cuban American Bar Foundation’s CABA Scholarship Fund, which in the past several years has raised more than $150,000 toward scholarships for law students and other scholars with interests that will promote excellence in the legal profession and legal services community. Manuel Crespo, Jr., a partner at Miami law firm Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Crespo, Gomez & Machado, will be installed as the organization’s 42nd president. He has been involved with CABA for 24 years, most recently serving as its vice president and director. Crespo focuses his practice in the areas of real property transactions and civil litigation. Individual tickets for members are $250 and non-member are $350. Gala After Party will be held at SET Nightclub and tickets are $100 per person. For more info call 305-646-0046.
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014 during the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Florida International University Arena. Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler crowned her successor with the new DIC crown. The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant featured 88 contestants from across the globe, judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The panel of judges included: DeSean Jackson, Emilio Estefan, Giancarlo Stanton, Kristin Cavallari, Lisa Vanderpump, Louise Roe, Manny Pacquiao, Nina Garcia, Rob Dyrdek, & William Levy. This year’s pageant was hosted by TODAY’s” Natalie Morales and MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Jeannie Mai took viewers behind-the-scenes, and fetured the live musical performances by Nick Jonas, Prince Royce and Gavin DeGraw.
Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, is a granddaughter of a legendary tenor, Gastón Vegaand, and the contests leading up to Miss Universe were the first she had participated in. Nia Sanchez, the 24-year-old Miss USA was the second runner-up, followed by Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha, and Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell. #MissUniverse @MissUniverse
Friday, January 23, 7pm-11pm - Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
Humane Society of Greater Miami hosted “On Camera Safari” Pawpurrazzi 2015, presented by South Motors, and chaired by Pat and Milton Wallace and Bunny Bastian. Hundreds of supporters attended this one-of-a-kind event raising much needed funds to support more than 400 homeless and abandoned animals cared for by the Humane Society. Every year Miami’s most influential pet loving philanthropists and their dogs enjoy this casual gala that includes a sit-down gourmet dinner, a silent auction filled with top-of-the-line designer names, the “Great Pets Who Walk in Front of Great People” show and more fun activities for both two-legged and four-legged guests.
Thursday, January 22, 7pm-10pm - American Social, 690 SW 1st Court, Miami Brickell
American Social Brickell, located below the Neo Vertika luxury lofts, celebrated the grand opening of their new, waterfront eatery in downtown overlooking the Miami River. AmSo Brickell features 6,500-sqft. of interior space, 3,000-sqft. of canopied, waterfront dining along the Miami River, and 200-ft. of dockage for prime boat parking. More than 500 VIPs attended the invite-only, red carpet restaurant opening featuring popular Blackjack and other casino table games, hand-rolled cigars, Americana dancers, a 10ft. charcuterie table, 10 hot food stations and music by DJ Irie. Notable guests included Michael E. Maroone, President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of AutoNation, Inc., artist Alexander (Alex) Mijares, CBS anchor Cynthia Demos, society ladies Daisy Olivera, Jillian Posner, Inga Miller, Jessica Anderson and American Social owners Paul Greenberg and Rick Mijares.
The Miss Universe Preliminary Competition marks the first time all of 88 contestants are on stage competing in both swimsuit and evening gown. A distinguished panel of judges evaluate the contestants in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The Preliminary Competition ultimately determines who makes the Top 15, which will be revealed during the live telecast on Sunday, January 25th. The Miss Universe National Costume Show followed the Preliminary Competition, where contestants from around the world wear outfits representative from their native countries. The evening was hosted by Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler & Roxanne Vargas. #MissUniverse #Top15 @MissUniverse
Thursday, January 29, 7pm-10pm - Burlesquiceous, 2901 S Bayshore Dr, Miami
You’re invited to an exclusive evening “Glamorous & Sexy”. Join for an exclusive cocktail evening and to launch Burlesquiceous, a high end feminine nightwear made with the sexy, confident, unstoppable woman in mind.. Enjoy complimentary cocktails by Ron Barceló and hors-d’oeuvres. Valet will be available. @Burlesquiceous
Thursday, January 29, 7pm-9pm - Canvas Lot, 90 NE 17 ST, Miami
The 2nd Bonfire Under The Moonlight is here! Come celebrate the album release of some of local favorite, KIDS, with opening tunes provided by Magazine Society. Get your live music fix with the usual free PBR, toasty bonfires, Ms.Cheezious serving up the grub, and all the S’more fixin’s your hearts desire.
Thursday, January 29, 4pm-9pm – Love is Blind, 225 Altara Ave, Coral Gables
You are invited to Love is Blind‘s Happy Hour Launch Party! It’s rustic chic ambiance makes the perfect setting for drinks with friends or coworkers alike, enjoy a vivacious evening with drinks, tunes, bites and much more. #LoveisBlindMiami
January 24 – 26, Miami Airport Convention Center, 777 NW 72nd Ave, Miami
The Miami National Antiques Show featured 100 exhibitors, presenting a wide range of quality furniture, décor and fine arts. Part of the U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, attendees were able to find high-quality antiques from dealers all over the world showcasing rare and exquisite pieces. As one longest-running antique events in South Florida during the winter season, this show exhibited art, furnishings, and jewelry to satisfy the full spectrum of antique collectors and dealers. Featuring sculptures, paintings, home décor from the east, west, ancient civilizations, Art Nouveau, and everything in between! We suggest you check out the upcoming Original Miami Beach Antique Show. @USAntiqueShows
Friday, January 23rd, 8pm–10pm, Novecento/Espresso Lounge, 3201 Buena Vista Blvd. Ste. 116, Miami Midtown
it Espresso Lounge and Novecento Midtown hosted a grand opening celebration and owner Alejandro Ferllen’s Birthday Bash, with 1920’s Great Gatsby themed cocktail reception, delicious bites and sounds by special guest DJ Fruto and resident DJ Peroni. Warm back-lighting drew fashionable elite crowd to the bar when they weren’t basking in the open air in the indoor/outdoor lounge and patio spaces. DJs drove the beat from the Fiat DJ booth, while beautiful people heated up the space, lighting up another new hot spot.
Espresso Lounge, an immersion of chic Italian lifestyle with South American flair, is a convertible concept that transitions from artisanal espresso bar by day, to mixologist cocktail lounge by night. it Espresso Lounge is Mr. Ferllen’s personal endeavor and something incredible he felt that he could bring to the Midtown area. He is the driving force behind the entire concept – décor direction, food & drink offerings, music programming and daily nightlife conversion.
With over 15 years of combined experience in event and concert productions, as well as the club, lounge, restaurant and public relations industries, Alejandro has been declared one of South Florida’s 100 most influential people. He has also been recognized as “the new king of entertainment,” by Ocean Drive Magazine and other media outlets.
Thursday, January 22, 6pm-9pm – Muse Sales Center, 17141 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
Muse Sunny Isle hosted Art in the Park event, featuring the exclusive premier of the Muse’s short film “68 Oceanfront Inspiration”, displaying works of art by local artist along with serving gourmet bites and cocktails. Muse Sunny Isles is a new boutique, residential high-rise located directly on the white sand beaches of Sunny Isles Beach with only 68 oceanfront residences. #MuseSunnyIsles @MuseSunnyIsles
Sunday, January 18, 5pm-7pm – Addison Kids, 2782 NE 187 St, Aventura
Addison Kids celebrated its one year anniversary with the Miami Heat’s player Shabbaz Napier. He was at the showroom signing basketballs and taking photographs with attendees. Guests also enjoyed treats and a raffles. Addison Kids, a division of contemporary retailer Addison House, opened its doors last year, offering a contemporary and trendy solution for kids’ and teens’ bedrooms that are sleek yet playful in design. The store has enjoyed a successful first year in business as it filled a niche in the market that was not already being served. Addison Kids carries modern furniture and accessories from top European brands.