By: Maryanne Salvat

Hurricane Sandy Relief: Miami Beach Cares

On Thursday, November 8, join Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower and Vice Mayor Michael Gongora for a  Miami Beach Cares charity event benefitting victims of Hurricane Sandy at W South Beach. All profits will be donated to the American Red Cross. Join in and support this great cause at 2201 Collins Avenue at 10:00 p.m. to help the American Red Cross with their mission to help the people impacted by this storm. Please or contact 305-695-4410.  A $20 donation is suggested at the door.







Migguel Anggelo at the New World Center

On Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m., David Stark and Jupiter Moons Productions present Strings + Stories, a musical art performance by Migguel Anggelo. He will join forces with a full string ensemble at the New World Center in the Sun Trust Pavilion. Migguel’s audience will experience an emotional journey through his animated performance and imaginative personality. As a singer, actor and dancer, Migguel combines pop and poetic songwriting in order to create a unique musical experience. Musical direction and arrangements will be conducted by pianist, director and composer Mau Quiros. Tickets are available at or by phone at 305.673.3331, or in person at the box office window. For more information, visit




 Annual Burgerliscious Festival In Coral Gables

Join the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce for the Second Annual Burgerliscious Festival on Thursday, November 8, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park. Sink your teeth into gourmet burgers made by more than twenty of Coral Gables’ premier restaurants.The festival also kicks-off Miami Live Music Month (,a premier program of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Energetic entertainment presented by The Stage will feature DJ Mayner and Mad World Orchestra. Ticket packages are broken down into general admission and VIP tiers. General Admission is $50 and includes 6 “sliders” and two 16 oz. Samuel Adams beers. VIP tickets are $100 and include unlimited “sliders” and two Samuel Adams beers, as well as access to the Jack Daniels VIP Lounge. Tickets are currently available online at






Dezer Collection’s James Bond Experience

Catch Bond Fever at the Dezer Collection’s James Bond Experience, on the opening night of the film, November 9, at 7:00 p.m., welcoming die-hard fans to a reception filled with an endless flow of “Shaken Not Stirred” martinis served with a KGB smile. Delectable, globetrotting canapés will be served by Celebrity Chef Adrianne Calvo. Official SKYFALL movie posters and t-shirts will be given to guests.Caviar reminiscent of black market treats by Marky’s Caviar, as privileged guests get to walk among the largest collection of James Bond cars and memorabilia, including the original “Golden Gun”.All the spies in attendance will be able to view the trailer as they enjoy the reception, only to be kidnapped and shuttled to an undisclosed private theater to walk the red carpet, take pictures with the latest addition to the Bond Exhibit and watch SKYFALL on opening night in a very special private screening. All those present will be the first witnesses to the unveiling of the new addition to the Bond Exhibit. Tickets are $75 per person Proceeds to benefit: Sunny Isles Beach k-8 Community School Fund.




Overtown Music Project

Few people seem to remember Overtown as “the Harlem of the South” when dozens of nightclubs dotted the streets and hosted marquee acts like Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Cab Calloway. On Friday, November 9, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., that musical magic will return to Overtown during an event that will recreate the legendary jazz supper clubs of a bygone era with: “Jazz (and a little bit of Blues) at Jackson Soul Food,” a historic evening event featuring legendary musicians Joey Gilmore, Bobby Stringer, Mel Dancy, Lee Johnson and Jowee Omicil. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at or by calling 305.610.8091. For the supplementary cost of $10, dinner may be purchased. “Jazz (and a little bit of Blues) at Jackson Soul Food” is coordinated by three year old nonprofit, Overtown Music Project, and supported by the Community Redevelopment Agency. The Overtown Music Project celebrates the music, history and spirit of Overtown in its heyday and is committed to returning the music to Overtown permanently through its events and programming. Jackson Soul Food is at 950 NW 3rd Avenue. For more information contact 305.610.8091 or,


Fairchild’s Ramble Festival

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host the always anticipated Ramble-A Garden Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 9, 10 and 11from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Ramble is South Florida’s best loved garden party. Experience the blend of old and new with art, antiques, rare books, a farmers market, the largest plant sale in South Florida, an educational children’s area, live music, great food and much more. The Ramble Festival is in its 72nd year and continues to be fall’s most anticipated event in South Florida. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information,



Village of Merrick Park Annual Tree Lighting

As a kick off to the holiday season, Village of Merrick Park celebrates its annual tree lighting with a community toy drive for Toys for Tots, Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. This festive event is in its 10th year and brings out thousands of people for family cheer. The weekend continues with the first-ever Shop-o-Holly brunch, benefitting Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 16th Annual Brunch for the Animals, Sunday, Sunday, November 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Miami’s leading influencers, dog lovers and philanthropists are invited to EAT l SHOP l LOVE for $150 per person, featuring brunch favorites by CRAVE, Villagio, Sawa, Neiman Marcus and C’est Bon. In the holiday shopping spirit, many Merrick Park merchants are getting involved, including Jimmy Choo, Adolfo Dominguez, Dian Von Furstenberg, Tourneau, Agent Provocateu and OndadeMar, with gifts, discounts and donations for brunch guests. For brunch tickets and tables contact:


Miami Seaquarium on Veteran’s Day

In recognition of their service to our country, all veterans, active duty military, police, fire and EMT personnel will receive free admission to Miami Seaquarium on Veteran’s Day, November 11 and 12. City, county and federal employees also are invited to celebrate the commemorative date and will receive a special admission price of $11 plus tax. Additionally, all accompanying family members – up to five – will receive a discounted admission price of $11 plus tax. A valid military or employee I.D. must be provided at the ticket counter.For more information call 305.361.5705 ext. 225


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