Don’t Miss: Key to the Cure, The Bay, A Night on the Riviera

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 21 - 2010

Best-Buddies-Florida-ColorBy:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore and Maryanne Salvat

Best Buddies South Florida

On Thursday, October 21 join Best Buddies Florida and South Florida VIPs at the Westin Diplomat at 7p.m. and be the first to view 2010 fall fashions at the “All in Good Taste” evening presented by The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation.  Hors d’oeuvres by Aizia, cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka, live painting by David Benegas, and a preview of Audi’s newly unveiled A8 sedan will be some of the evening’s highlights. Guests will also enjoy a fashion show presented by A Nose for Clothes under the direction of Jeffery Lubin Group.  Tickets are avilalbe for $30 at  


Saks keyKey to the Cure

Join Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland (7687 North Kendall Drive) for Key to the Cure, a charity shopping weekend event to help raise money and awareness for women’s cancers from Thursday, October 21 through Sunday, October 24. The kick off cocktail event will be held Thursday, October 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring Capital Grille hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. A percentage of the weekend sales will go towards Baptist Breast Center. For more information or to RSVP, call 305.662.8655, ext 262 or email  



Head to the Bay

New North Beach restaurant and gay-friendly nightclub, The Bay debuts on October 22 with a private cocktail reception at 8 p.m. featuring sounds by DJ of-the-moment DJ Troy Kurtz, gratis cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by one of our favorite chefs, Guily Booth. The 26,000 square-foot-foot waterfront venue by industry veterans Patrick Reilly and George Figares aims to bring excitement back to the Causeway. (Read: Tea parties, drag queen Twister and “Studio Filthy Whore” bashes). RSVP is required to for private reception. Doors open to the public on October 23.


gildaA Night on the Riviera

On Friday, October 22, Gilda’s Club of South Florida will be hosting its annual charity gala, “A Night on the Riviera” at Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale.   This year’s event will feature a fabulous array of French inspired cuisine and fine wine tastings along with dancing and red carpet arrivals.  Gilda’s club is a unique organization that provides support for individuals living with cancer and their families.   All proceeds from the evening benefit Gilda’s Club South Florida. Tickets are available for $125 per person.  For more information contact   Shelley Goren at (954) 763-6776 ext. 205 or by email at or visit:<



 On Saturday, October 23,   join the ArtCenter/South Florida for an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. celebrating this year’s newest editions.  This yearly showcases the works of the ArtCenter’s Artist in Residence Program students who have successfully completed their first year.  This year’s show will feature artists Anthony Ardavin, Andre Allen, Alfonso Corona, Beatricia Sagar, Jaime Gil Laffan, Wendy Coad, Matu Croney, Shady Eshghi, and others who joined the full term residency program in 2009.   The ArtCenter/South Florida is located on 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

 resolvers Getting Your Groove On

This weekend Brotherly Love Productions presents three distinctive nights of music:   Friday, October 22 Deerfield’s alternative roots-reggae rockers, The Resolvers, visit Miami’s Transit Lounge for an evening of classic big-band reggae sound blended with modern song craftsmanship, creating an original take on world music.  On Saturday, October 23, Diocious makes a triumphant return to the Funky Buddha Lounge with their psychedelic funk-rock sound. Rounding out the weekend on October  24 is the BLP Sunday Night Cookout , with California’s Mystic Roots Band – a high-energy show.



Ladies in Red

On Thursday, October 21, the American Heart Association presents the Red Dress Campaign show.  The Go Red For Women Event will take place at the Bass Museum at 8 p.m., showcasing designs including Nicole Miller, Marc Jacobs and various other designers. All proceeds from the show and ticket sales will benefit the American Heart Association   To support this wonderful cause and purchase tickets go to

Shop Miami Beach

 From Saturday, October 23 through Sunday, October 24 the Bass Museum presents Shop Miami Beach, an assortment of selected vendors ranging from couture pieces to affordable chic.  This international design scene will run from noon to 6 p.m.  Bass  Museum  2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, for details go to : . 

 Hope Shines:  Juwan Howard Foundation

On Saturday, October 23,   the   Juwan Howard Foundation will be presenting a children’s fashion show at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach from 5 to 8 p.m.  The Juwan Howard Foundation was created to assist inner city children, providing them with goals for a better future and assistance for a better education.  For tickets go to


standardSymphony After Hours at The Standard

 On Saturday, October 23 join Friends of the New World Symphony at The Standard following the Symphony concert at Lincoln Theatre from 9 p.m. to midnight to mix and mingle and sip on cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose vodka.  The event is free for NWS members and cost $40 for non-members.


wall Favela Chic  comes to WALL

WALL Lounge is the new home to the beloved “Favela Chic” (henceforth known as Favela Beach) parties on Tuesday nights.  The legendary fete brings its Brazilian glamour and samba inspired beats every Tuesday night starting next week. On Thursday, October 21, celebrate the one-year anniversary of Thursday nights at WALL with your favorite hosts Michael Capponi, Karim Masri, Nicola Siervo, Rony Seikaly, Navin Chatani and Michael Martin.  The evening will feature a very special and exclusive performance by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes.  On Friday, October 22 celebrate GREY GOOSE Entertainment’s Rising Icon, Asher Roth, who will perform live. 

playwright_pngPlaywrights Unite!

On Wednesday, October 27 join The Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.  This South Beach establishment will offer open bar from 8 to 10 p.m., 80’s and 90’s music furnished by Dj Robb Riggs, and live performances. 



halloween-223x300Little Lighthouse Halloween

Little Lighthouse Foundation will host the “Nightmare on Lincoln Road” Halloween party on Saturday, Oct 30 at 1111 Lincoln Road (7th Floor of the Parking Garage). The party begins with a VIP reception at 8:00 pm featuring with a signature Grey Goose cocktails and food from Miami Beach restaurants.    Beneficiaries include children, families, and select child orientated charities throughout south Florida.  Tickets cost $150 per couple before October 24.  For tickets contact:  or

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