Culinary enthusiasts will have an opportunity to take part in an unforgettable dining experience when Jamie DeRosa, chef/owner of Tongue & Cheek restaurant, South Beach’s newest savory sensation, hosts visiting chef Brandon Baltzley, author and chef/owner of Chicago’s famed CRUX restaurant, and Jeremiah Bullfrog of Miami’s own GastroPod, South Florida’s roving gourmet kitchen, for an exclusive dining event. Taking place on Monday, May 20th, the night will feature an eclectic seven-course menu, highlighting the creative, technique-driven cuisine for which each chef is known. Seating is limited and is priced at $125 per person, which includes select cocktail pairings, tax and gratuity. There will be an exclusive opportunity to meet chef Baltzley, who will be available to sign copies of his book. For more information, please call 305-704-2900 or visit www.tandcmiami.com.
Welcome to the Events Calendar, where you’ll find listings of all exciting South Florida’s events in chronological order, starting with the current day. To see the past or upcoming events click on a date displayed in the small calendar feature on the left side of this page.
It will be an evening like no other as supporters of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) take over South Florida hotspot Café Iguana to raise awareness and funds for the organization dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Hosts of the event are former Miami Dolphin, Sam Madison, and his wife Saskia, along with star of the hit TV show The Glades, Jordan Wall, who promise an exclusive evening of great music, fabulous auction items and tons of fun! Attendees are invited in to the newly renovated destination for nightlife in Pembroke Pines for the Mix ‘n Mingle event. Guests will be treated to two complimentary cocktails and unlimited appetizers, music by DJ 1Tre, as well as the highlight of the evening, the meet and greet with the celebrities and sports stars in attendance.
The trio, all of whom have been involved with CCFA for years, are also training for the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon as part of CCFA’s Team Challenge program. The bi-annual Team Challenge program, an endurance training and fundraising program, challenges participants to run, or walk, 13.1 miles, or train for a triathlon or cycling event while helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact more than 1.4 million Americans.
Up for grabs the evening of the event are an auctioned walk-on “extra” roll on The Glades, as well as a number of fabulous raffle prizes including an autographed copy of a The Glades script; autographed Miami Solphins memorabilia and more! Tickets for this event are $30 per person in advance and $40 at the door. For more info call Rachel Kramer at 561-218-2929.
The Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) and the Latin Builders Association (LBA), will co-host the 31st annual 20 de Mayo celebration on Monday, May 20th at 6:30pm. The guests of honor at this year’s celebration will be Berta Soler, leader of Cuba’s Sakharov Prize winning Ladies in White, as well as representatives for Cuban Sakharov Prize recipients Guillermo Fariñas and Oswaldo Payá.
After years of being denied an exit permit to travel abroad because of their activism in favor of human rights, dissident leaders from across Cuba, recipients of numerous awards, including the Andrei Sakharov European Parliament Award and the U.S. State Department’s Human Rights Defender Award among others, have briefly left Cuba to inform the world of the injustices that continue to cripple the Cuban people.
At the 20 de Mayo celebration, Ms. Soler will share the plight of the Ladies in White; mothers, daughters, and wives of political prisoners who for ten years have marched peacefully through the streets of Havana and other Cuban cities each Sunday seeking the release of their loved ones and respect for the human rights of the Cuban people. Representatives will also honor the legacy, dignity and courage of Mr. Paya and Mr. Fariñas as their respective nonviolent movements continue to lead the Cuban society towards freedom and democracy.
For more info contact the Cuban American National Foundation at 305-592-7768 or at email@example.com.
Network After Work events are for professionals of all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network. Events take place every other month which allows guests a chance to foster new professional connections in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to business and social networking. Upon entering, guests will receive a name tag color coded by industry which allows for easy navigation. Network After Work events allow guests a chance to get their name and brand in front of some of Miami’s top business professionals while visiting the city’s best after work destinations. Admission is $10 with in advance, $15 with RSVP at the door or $20 without RSVP.
Join Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi for The Broken Shaker’s Industry Night Bartender Competition. Ten of Miami’s top bartenders will compete to create the best cocktails using Truvia natual sweetener. Free and open to the public.
Mas Vino invites you to a free tasting of Argentinean wines with Winemaker Juan Pablo Gonzalez from Pascual Toso on Monday, May 20th from 4 to 6pm, to taste Pascual Toso’s Sauvignon Blanc, Carbenet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Malbec Reserve!
Berta Soler, leader of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White, will join Miami’s own Gloria Estefan at a Miami event to commemorate Cuba’s Independence Day. The “Conversation with the Ladies in White” will be held Monday at Miami Dade College’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower. Estefan led a march in honor of the Ladies in White in Miami in 2010. Other members of the movement, as well as prominent Cuban dissidents and winners of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, are also expected to attend.
Biltmore Hotel is welcoming Film Florida and Our State’s Film & Entertainment Industry May 20-23, 2013. All meetings & events will be held at the Council Center of the Americas Building. MMFM Participants and Public are welcomed to attend the Film Florida Meetings and observe how Florida’s Entertainment Industry Works.
- A series of events, meetings, interactive workshops, informal panels and networking receptions designed to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in the industry in Florida and what’s happening in the international arena.
- Including an inter-active conversation with Matthew Stein. Top Industry Producer formerly with Dimension Films and The Weinstein Company and;
- An International Finance Forum
- Pitch your product or idea industry experts will be on hand.
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-247-1204.
The business of Fashion and Beauty has brought the world within reach and brought everything beautiful under one roof at the Miami Beach Beauty Show. Starting with Welcome Party Celebrity Meet and Greet sponsored by Dream Labs South Beach, Hot Magazine and SFG Magazine, scheduled for Saturday May 18 at Mansion Nightclub, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm sharp. A donation of $25 pre-paid in advance, or $35 at the door will benefit the Mayor’s Campaign and Princess Obele Lopez Foundation for the Animals in Risk. Hosted by Jo Blackwell-Preston and Samy Suarez, this will be an Evening of Beauty, Fashion and Entertainment benefiting a Cause. This year Beauty Bash Unity Now Is a Tomorrow for Everyone will offer the most amazing Runway show by Dion.
You’re invited for an evening of laughs in support of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Give the gift of laughter and help find a cure! Join presenting sponsors Paul B. Tartell, M.D. FACS, and Todd Goldberg and the Memorial Hospital West Medical Staff, at the Improv Comedy Club of Fort Lauderdale for an evening of comedy to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). This event will feature a live comedic performance by Ryan Stout who is known for his regular appearances on Chelsea Lately, Conan, Comedy Central Presents and “Live at Gotham.” Show tickets are $25 with the purchase of a two-drink minimum. Funds raised from this event will support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s upcoming Take Steps Walk which takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. For more info contact Sabrina Kurzman at 305-310-35507 or at SABS64@aol.com.