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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 7 - 2011

eleazar-b5611e1b356d730ea826c0e7e3603456-340x0-75-cropEleazar Delgado Gallery Preview

Fine artist, Eleazar Delgado, whose latest collection is inspired by Miami’s history and vibrant colors, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and VIP preview at his Wynwood studio (2703 N.W. 2nd Avenue) on Thursday, April 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. during which one of his paintings worth over $6, 000 will be donated to the American Red Cross to be auctioned at an upcoming gala. Delgado’s works pay homage to Miami’s original benefactors such as Julia Tuttle, Henry Flagler and Carl Fisher using doors as his canvas to symbolize the doors these prominent figures opened. The event is open to the public but RSVP is required. Contact for further information and to RSVP.  


wallWALL’s Weekend Lineup

WALL Miami and Karim Masri, Nicola Siervo, Navin Chatani and Jarred Grant present the entertainment lineup for this weekend, when the exclusive lounge inside W South Beach hosts a number of local DJ favorites. This Thursday, April 7, guest hosts Michael Capponi & Michael Martin bring you DJ Sinatra; Friday, Miami’s Mr. Mauricio will be spinning with a closing set by Triarchy; Saturday, Miss Cady’s Brazilian touch will set the vibe.  To reserve a table, email


GBS Hosts Spring Money-Free Makeovers 

GBS in Aventura, will be honoring their annual Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Shoppers can discover new products while they enjoy complimentary hair, skin and make-up consultations from the most recognized and respected brands in the beauty industry.  Customers will be treated to a plethora of product samples and a 20 percent VIP discount on every product in the entire store. For more information call 305.931.5291.


LegalArt Residency Launch

On Thursday April 7, from 7:00 to10:00 p.m.,   join Miami’s top artists as they launch Private Eye: LegalArt Residency, the city’s only Live/Work residency. Go behind the scenes to see artist studios and bid on unique experiences with some of the city’s best known creative minds.  Located in a converted 1920’s warehouse, the Residency consists of seven artist studios plus communal living space. For tickets and details on the event visit:


kidseatmiamiKids Eat Miami

Join Jungle Island along with Common Threads, a fundraiser that offers children in low socio-economic areas access to nutritional and cooking education, for KEM or Kids Eat Miami on Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m.  KEM involves local restaurateurs and chefs who are focused on healthy eating and offer healthy fare. Tickets are $25 each and will grant visitors full access to the park and Kids Eat Miami. Tickets purchased through Leadership Miami will receive $10 off the Jungle Island adult ticket price. For more informationand to purchase tickets to this event, visit


MERRICKFamily Day at Village of Merrick Park

The Village of Merrick Park invites guests to enjoy “Family Day,” an afternoon of shopping and fun for the entire family on Saturday, April 9 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The event will feature children’s activities throughout the center along with an interactive kids DJ and a scavenger hunt with prizes, celebrating the many children’s stores within the center such as Janie & Jack, Pottery Barn Kids and the recently opened Gymboree Play & Music and Pili Carrera. Another event component is a raffle benefitting the Children First Society for UM Pediatrics, a foundation dedicated to supporting the treatment and prevention of illnesses in children throughout South Florida and beyond.  Event is open to the public, for more information call 305.529.0200.


ra_sushipngMAKI MADNESS Sushi Eating Contest at RA  

Calling all competitive eaters!  RA Sushi in South Miami invites everyone, from novice to professional food eaters, to enter its 3rd annual MAKI MADNESS sushi-eating contest on Saturday, April 9, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Organized like a bracket system; this contest will take place in rounds and heats. During the first three rounds, the competitors who demolish two uncut RA Sushi signature Tootsy Maki rolls in the fastest amount of time during their heat advance to the next round. The grand prize eater will receive free sushi for a year, a $600 value, as well as bragging rights as the MAKI MADNESS champion.  2nd place will win a $100 gift certificate, 3rd place will receive a $50 gift certificate and 4th place will get a $25 gift certificate.  All participants will receive a RA Sushi sweatband or t-shirt and participants who do not advance to the final four will receive Appetizer Cards for use during their next visit. MAKI MADNESS is limited to the first 40 entries. Applications are available at RA Sushi in South Miami or on Facebook at


mikesChef Michael Schwartz at the Biltmore Hotel

On Saturday, April 9 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, Michael Schwartz, the executive chef/owner of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in the Miami Design District and Grand Cayman, will preside over an interactive cooking demonstration showcasing easy but elegant recipes taken from his debut cookbook, Michael’s Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat. Guests will enjoy Deutz Champagne while whipping up a splendid lunch at their tables led by Chef Schwartz. Immediately following the luncheon, Schwartz will sign copies of his cookbook, also available for purchase on-site. Tickets for Cellar Club Members cost $52; non-member tickets cost $65. Space is limited.  For reservations call (305) 913-3203 or go online to


gala arch Archdiocese Gala

The Archdiocese of Miami Gala, to benefit the Leadership Learning Center at St. John Bosco and the Pierre Toussaint Leadership Learning Center will take place on Saturday, April 9 at the JW Marriott Marquis (345 Ave Of The Americas). The Learning Centers offer unique after school program for at-risk kids. The gala begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 7 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing at 9 p.m. Table sponsorships run from $5,000 to $25,000. Individual tickets cost $400. For further information contact Martha Velasquez at or 305.762.1051.


HOAC_Logo_REGISTERED_1_Heart of a Chef

Heart of a Chef, the “foodalicious” festival which children and adults have come to love takes over the Miami Science Museum (3280 S. Miami Avenue) from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. The emphasis again this year is on the prevention of childhood obesity and the promotion of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Activities will include free food tastings, wine with the wildlife (can’t wait to see how that goes), healthy substitution seminars, chef cook-offs between Whole Foods vs. Le Cordon Bleu, Miami Dade Senior High and 1500 Executive Chef & Hell’s Kitchen runner up Paula DaSilva vs. 1500 Sous Chef and fellow Hell’s Kitchen contestant,  Ben Walanka.  Also, Slow Food Movement, will present “What’s In Your Lunch Box.” Advance tickets cost: $25 for adults ($30 at the door); $10 for children ($12 at the door). A family package which includes two adults and two children may be purchased for $50. Kids under 5 may enter for free. Once inside all activities are free of charge.  To purchase tickets and for more information go to:


voices_against_brain_cancerSounding Off For a Cure: VABC Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m., The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theatre will host a star-studded charity event for Voices Against Brain Cancer.  The benefit will feature performances by artists whose lives have all been affected by brain cancer including The Beach Boys, Gloria Gaynor, Lou Gramm, and The Osmond Bothers. All of the evening’s performances will be accompanied by the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. Additionally, performers will make a special tribute to George Harrison, Celia Cruz, Bob Marley and Nara Leão, all of whom have lost their battle to brain cancer.  Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a live and silent auction followed by unforgettable performances. Voices Against   Brain Cancer is a non-for-profit public charity; one hundred percent of the ticket sales and auction proceeds will support innovative research and programs for brain cancer.  General Admission tickets cost $150/ $300 for VIP tickets and may be purchased online at   or by calling 800.745.3000.



yogourt-cupFrozen Treats at TCBY Coral Gables

TCBY at the University Center Shops will open its first Florida location featuring the brand’s new self-serve concept and sleek look on Thursday, April 14, in Coral Gables directly across from the University of Miami. The grand opening event will be a fun-filled evening from 4 to 8p.m. with music and entertainment, everyone will receive a free 3oz. frozen yogurt.  Hosted by owner, Florida native and UM alum, Margo Wolfe, along with Miami’s own Y-100 radio station, TCBY will introduce its revamped image. 

Taste and Toast: United Way Miami Wine and Food Festival

On Thursday April 14, join the United Way Miami Wine and Food Festival and Merrick Park Coral Gables for some of the best wines from around the world and gourmet treats from top local restaurants at this chic outdoor event.  Featured wines will be available for purchase to enjoy at home.  VIP tickets are $150 per person, $75 for general admission.  For more information, visit


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