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banyanBanyan Fest: Teens Against Distracted Driving

On May 16, Banyan Fest will be a 100% community-oriented, charitable event with all proceeds donated to Teens Against Distracted Driving (T.A.D.D.). With the participation of local music talent and the support of Mayor Lerner, the Youth Advisory Council and other local small business owners and sponsors, this evening of music is sure to be a great success! Banyan Fest will be held at the Banyan Bowl outdoor amphitheater in Pinecrest Gardens, located at 11100 Red Road, Pinecrest. Festival will run from 6:30-10:00 p.m. and tickets will be sold at the door for $10.00. Banyan Fest is a not-for-profit, community-supported, charitable EDM music event for teens, with proceeds being donated to Teens Against Distracted Driving (T.A.D.D). For more information, visit or





13th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ® where no family ever receives a bill for treatment,travel, housing or food, will celebrate its 13th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. The event, co-founded by Daisy Fuentes, is dedicated to support children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Chilean-born television icon Don Francisco will be recognized for his world-wide commitment to giving back to others. Don Francisco is the host of “Sábado Gigante,” Univision’s longest-running program that will end its successful on-air stretch of more than 53 years this coming September. Don Francisco will join approximately 600 guests for an evening of celebration that includes a special testimony by a

St. Jude family, live and silent auctions, and a performance by one the most famous groups of Cuban reggaton in today’s music industry, Gente D’ Zona. The evening will also feature live performances by Latin crossover R&B star Frankie J., and the man known as the “DJ of the Stars,” DJ Africa. Also, television and radio personalities Cristián de la Fuente, Karla Monroig, Ismael Cala, Alberto Sardiñas, Enrique Santos, Gaby Espino, Lili Estefan, and Rashel Diazwill serve as celebrity award presenters.

In the past, the gala has honored some of the most recognized and celebrated artists in Latin music and entertainment for their humanitarian work, such as Romero Britto, Juanes, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Tommy and Thalia Mottola, Chef Adrianne Calvo and Coach Don Shula.

For more information about tickets, sponsorships and auction items, visit or contact Carolina Masri at (800) 278-3383 or


Big Hats and Bow Ties Brunch

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), together with Conductor Eduardo Marturet, requests your presence for a special “MISO Brunch” presented by estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis at 730 1st Street, Miami on Saturday, May 30.This unique fundraiser will take you on a musical journey into Greece’s hospitality as it’s meant to be experienced – unpretentious in style, uncompromising in service. The islands of Greece are crowned by an unspoiled estiatório, offering the rich bounty of local seas and vineyards. This visual feast will be equally unforgettable, enhanced by Greece’s time- honoured ingredients of sun and salt-flecked surf. Tickets:$350/pp call: 305.275.5666.


RA Sushi Supports “Nicky’s Week”

RA Sushi will host its largest annual fundraiser, “Nicky’s Week,” from Monday, May 25, through Sunday, May 31, to help kids battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In its 11th year, the weeklong fundraiser benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, where thanks to community support, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for anything including treatment, travel, housing or food, so that they can focus on helping their child live. During Nicky’s Week, RA Sushi will donate 100 percent of sales from a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Since its inception, Nicky’s Week has raised more than $1.5 million because unlike any other hospital, the majority of funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital comes from individual contributions.


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Dream in Green: Living the Dream

On Friday, May 8 from7:00 to 11:00 p.m., Dream in Green’s Living the Dream! The event brings together South Florida’s environmentally conscious community to support educational programs, celebrate Dream in Green’s success and showcase the 2015 Green Innovator Awards recipients. The event’s venue, 1 Hotel South Beach, is the first hotel of SH Group’s new brand, 1 Hotels, which is set to be an industry game-changer, with goals of truly upending the world of hospitality through a socially and environmentally conscious platform in celebration of the beauty and preservation of nature; for more information visit:


Tom on Collins Live Music Event

This Friday night from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., 1 Hotel South Beach will host an evening of live music at the Tom on Collins lobby bar, continuing every other Friday evening through the first week of June. Guests and locals are invited to enjoy the soulful sounds of local singer-songwriter Brendan O’Hara and sip seasonal cocktails. Valet is available for only $5.


Kool & the Gang at Fontainebleau BleauLive

Kick off Mother’s Day weekend at Fontainebleau Miami Beach with an epic Fontainebleau BleauLive performance by Kool & the Gang on Friday, May 8. For the past 45 years, the prolific group has promised a night everyone will enjoy, spanning the music of three generations. Whether treating mom to dinner and a concert or celebrating with a weekend escape, fans will ‘Get Down On It’ when Kool & the Gang takes the stage at the world-famous LIV Nightclub.


Shake Shack Celebrates Moms

Shake Shack wants to show some love to all mothers! On Mother’s Day come into your nearest Shack and receive a gift. Mothers will receive a FREE single cup or cone of frozen custard, just because they know how much you rock! As if it couldn’t get any better…in addition to their vanilla and chocolate custard, red velvet custard will also be available.

michellebernsteinandkids_lainedossCommon Threads Cooking For Life Festival

Common Threads is bringing together some of the nation’s top culinary superstars for the debut of Cooking For Life Festival, April 17-19, in Miami. Attendees can expect a lineup of chef A-listers for a weekend celebration of healthy cooking full of VIP dinners, culinary bootcamps, beach yoga, a 5-star fundraising brunch and more! Hosted by Chef Michelle Bernstein and Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho, the three-day, star-studded gourmet gathering will benefit Common Threads – a national non-profit empowering children and families to cook for life. To find out more & purchase tickets visit:



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The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County closes its 2014-2015 Free Family Fest signature series with the return of ROCK ODYSSEY, a family-friendly original rock ‘n’ roll musical produced by the Arsht Center based on Homer’s Odyssey. The epic production will bring its thrilling score to the John S. and James L. Knight Concert stage on May 16 at 1:30 p.m. Originally created for fifth grade students as part of the Arsht Center’s Learning Through the Arts education initiative sponsored by Wells Fargo, ROCK ODYSSEY has wowed more than 175,000 students from public and private schools across Miami-Dade County free of charge since its debut in 2010. Admission to FAMILY FEST is FREE. However, First-Access Passes are required. First-Access Passes for the May 16 performance featuring ROCK ODYSSEY will be available beginning April 14. First-Access Passes can be reserved by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 305.949.6722 or online at (limit four per person). The passes provide patrons with first-access to seating in the theater. Seating is “first-come, first-serve” for the performance and passes do not guarantee a seat.


13th-annual-galaxy-gala-6813th Annual Galaxy Gala: Aqua Lumiere

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host its stellar 13th Annual Galaxy Gala: Aqua Lumiere on Saturday, April 18at Hilton Miami Downtown. The dynamic evening celebrates science’splay on the elements of light and water, with exciting technology and innovative features, including a water and light graffiti interactive experience by French artist Antonin Fourneau. The evening begins with a cocktail reception featuring live animals and an auction, followed by dining, dancing and entertainment from Drew T and DJ Blaze Carreras. As a special treat, Latin GRAMMY-nominated artist Debi Nova will take the stage for a special performance. Coinciding with the Galaxy Gala is the Museum’s Big Bang 2015: H2Glow after-party, hosted by the Frost Science Young Patrons. All proceeds from both events directly benefit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and its programs. Visit Attire: Black tie optional/cocktail attire. Parking: Hilton Miami Downtown offers valet parking at their 1601 Biscayne Blvd. entrance. Valet will be available for $12. For your convenience, self parking is also available at the Omni Complex parking garage. Entrances are located at the main hotel entrance at 1601 Biscayne Blvd. as well as on 15th St. between Bayshore Drive and Biscayne Blvd. The hotel ballroom is located on the 7th floor of the parking garage. Self parking is $10.


American Social Brickell

American Social Brickell (AmSo), is known for their eclectic selection of craft beers and creative cocktails. Starting in April, the waterfront gastropub is sharing the breadth of their brew knowledge by giving guests the hop-portunity to meet, greet and learn from local breweries while sipping exclusive flavors on tap. On Tuesday, April 21 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., AmSo is hosting a Funky Buddha tap takeover showcasing South Florida’s largest brewery. Brewery representatives will be available to educate patrons on craft beers and their Oakland Park facility; for reservations, call 786.801.2466.


 Slow-Food_01_02Slow Food Miami Edible Gardens

On Friday, April 24 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., more than 20 of Miami’s best farm-to-table chefs will unite alongside Ambassador of the Evening Belkys Nerey to raise money for Slow Food Miami Edible Gardens and honor the 2014-2015 Snail of Approval winners. This year’s event, themed Freshest Night Out, will take place at the lush Miami Beach Botanical GardenTickets are $85 and can be purchased at


By: Maryanne Salvat


NYonAir, a custom aerial content agency specializing in breath-taking birds-eye-views and visuals of New York, is proud to announce the launch of its new consumer product offering, FlyNYON; and its first city expansion into the South Florida market. The newly introduced FlyNYON invites consumers and adventure seeking photographers to soar through the sky to capture original citywide aerial images – just like the pros. The company offers guests state of the art helicopter flights, guided by photo-centric pilots to position them above the city and shoot out of an open door, for one of the most distinct vantage points in the world. Affordably priced, this incredible experience allows photo-enthusiasts the rare chance to capture wide city shots that a million dollar penthouse just can’t offer. To kick-off in this new market, the promotion now includes an Instagram based consumer contest using campaign hashtag #FlyNYONMiami that will reward the best shots of Miami with complimentary “Photo Flights” at its invite-only launch event at the North Perry Airport on April 11; For additional details on the Instagram photo contest, visit:


tj_maxx_logoT.J.Maxx Opens 20th Location in The Fountain Square

T.J.Maxx, one of the nation’s largest off-price retailers, is adding a new store in Miami, making it the 20th store in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. The Fountain Square, W Flagler Street location opens at 8:00am on Sunday, April 12 – offering shoppers a wide selection of high quality and brand name items from fashion and accessories to beauty, pet products, toys, home essentials and more!

Along with the new store, the majority of stores in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market will be joining in the grand opening festivities for a Maxx Miami Celebration! All participating stores will open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 12, and the first 1,000 customers at each store will receive a free reusable bag. There will also be live entertainment, gift card prizes, giveaways and of course, incredible merchandise at all participating stores that will allow shoppers to personalize the moments in their life that matter most to them!


KoneMiami_400x400Kone Sushi

Those who love sushi already know the name Kone Sushi by heart.  Recognized in South Beach as the best sushi for two years in a row, the popular restaurant is now making its way inland to the diverse foodie scene of Downtown Miami.  Since their opening in September 2009, founders The Medeiros and Partners have made it their mission to bring a unique and delicious Japanese and Brazilian fusion that delights locals and travelers alike. Kone Sushi offers weekly specials that will make a loyal customer out of almost anyone.  With at least four new specials a week, there is an abundance of new mouth-watering plates to try. Monday through Thursday you can enjoy their incredible all-you-can-eat sushi dinner specials for only $28.95 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ladies enjoy the same amazing all-you-can-eat sushi special on Tuesdays for only $20.



PhilanthroFest, the nation’s largest community engagement festival, presents their carnival-inspired event to connect people, passion and philanthropy. PhilanthroFest will take place on Saturday, April 11, at Museum Park from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the goal of connecting potential volunteers, donors and supporters to causes and non-profit organizations. PhilanthroFest will bring together dozens of artists, over 100 causes, and thousands of attendees looking to engage and learn about what the community has to offer and ways to give back. By transforming 30 acres at Museum Park into a carnival dreamland, PhilanthroFest will offer locals the opportunity to dream, create and inspire while enjoying an interactive experience with food, music and dance performances, games, live giveaways and special surprises throughout the day. Organizations will share their mission, offerings and engagement options in the various Community Walks featuring causes focused on City & Environment, People & Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness and Arts & Culture.


Modern Garden 

Carlos and Maryam Miranda proudly announce the opening to the public of their new venture Modern Garden, a hot stone and crudo lounge with newly appointed Chef Benjamin Goldman. Voted and featured as part of Miami’s Zagat 30 under 30, the young and enterprising Chef Goldman curated the cuisine at Modern Garden to feature select crudos — a contemporary interpretation of exquisite raw fish and seafood dressed with infused oils, citrus and fresh herbs. Guests who prefer their selections cooked can order from Modern Garden’s signature hot stone selections, searing both seafood and premium meats on the 850-degree volcanic stone slabs, conveniently at their table. The combined experience of the sizzle of meat on the hot stone, the fun of interaction with the cuisine, and the delectable result is all part of Modern Garden’s appeal. Modern Gardenis open for dining Tuesday through Saturday noon to 12:00 a.m.; for reservations call: 305.440.4200.


Bottomless Mimosas at The District 

You may be familiar with The District’s bottomless mimosas served during their world famous brunch every Saturday and Sunday. The famed boozy special is now kicking off your weekend a day early. Introducing bottomless mimosas, now served Fridays from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. weekly.


The Village at Gulfstream Park Celebrates 5 Years!

Discover The Village at Gulfstream Park, a lavish open-air retail, dining and entertainment center anchored by the legendary Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino. Celebrating its five year anniversary this year, The Village at Gulfstream Park offers an exciting array of adult and kid-friendly venues including signature restaurants, outdoor cafes, nightclubs, art galleries, fashion retailers, sports bars, a new state-of-the-art bowling alley, and a fabulous selection of home design stores. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy at The Village at Gulfstream Park; for store hours, upcoming events and additional information, visit or call 954-378-0900.


Global-Champions-Tour-and-Longines-2012The Longines Global Champions Tour

This year – from April 1 through April 4, The Longines Global Champions Tour, will be coming to the USA. Launching in Miami, this horse- jumping global circuit championship will be staged on the gorgeous sands of Miami Beach, just inches from the ocean, directly opposite Collins Park at the Setai. Over three days of competition, the greatest riders in the world will come together to battle for $879,000 in prizes across five 5* classes, including the world-renowned Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix and the prestigious American Invitational. Among them, USA’s Kent Farrington will ride as well as Athina Onassis de Miranda and Georgina Bloomberg  are expected; for more information visit:



SBH_FashionForBreakfast_APRIL2015_Dannijo_022+(2)Fashion Breakfast Presents Dannijo Designers

On Thursday, April 2, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Cecconi’s presents another Fashion Breakfast with jewelry designer’s sisters Danielle Snyder & Jodie Snyder Morel of Dannijo; Moderated by Writer Anastasia Koutsioukis, Mrs. Mondolin. A buffet-style breakfast, served at $15 per person plus tax and gratuities, will be served;Coffee, tea and juice are included. RSVP:






The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundationbarton

The long awaited 2015 gala for The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 7:00pm at The Temple House. Citing as its mission, “Giving the Gift of Sound”, the foundation will also serve as a national resource base for the hearing-challenged and their families. The Center places an emphasis on the viability of cochlear implants and vital auditory therapy as a successful option for deaf children and offers support to the children and their families before and after the patient receives their cochlear implant; for more information about the gala, to purchase tickets, or for sponsorship information visit:


clarinsClarins Springtime Specials

Beauty line Clarins is offering $50 Spa Facials for the month of April at Bloomingdale’s at Aventura and Nordstrom at Village of Merrick Park.





Enjoy the Youth Fair this Weekend

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is bigger and better then ever. This year, the Youth Fair is offering  an awesome craft beer garden, complete with a funnel cake burger- to satisfy the munchies! With more than 170 food vendors, there is something to satisfy every palate. In addition to the favorite Youth Fair foods like popcorn, cotton candy, elephant ears, corn on the cob, pretzels and candy apples be sure to stop by and see Jane at the Best Around for the best funnel cakes and elephant ears at the fair. Besides the funnel cake burger at the Outlaw Grill at Beer Haven, other musts are the “Sticky Pig on a Stick” (two Krispy Kreme Donuts, soft Strawberry Custard, dipped in rich chocolate fudge and rolled in applewood smoked candied bacon or Key Lime Pie Ice Cream with no bacon and graham cracker). Also new this year is the Miami Sundae created by Michael Kramer. The Miami Sundae is Cuban style roast pork, white rice, black beans, onions and plantains all served in a sundae cup. Definitely try the newest thrill ride- the Screamer, before indulging in these tasty treats.  The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, known for generations as The Youth Fair, is a private, not-for- profit organization that has donated well over $10 million in scholarships, awards and cash premiums to Miami-Dade students and is dedicated to supporting education and South Florida agriculture. The Youth Fair will continue through April 5.  For more information visit or call 305.223.7060.



ARC Broward’s Delish 2015 Carla+Pellegrino

ARC Broward’s Delish 2015 presented by PNC Bank will feature Touche Executive Chef and Top Chef Star Carla Pellegrino as this year’s honorary judge with special guest host CBS Miami’s ‘Taste of the Town’ hostLisa Petrillo. One amazing restaurant from either Broward or Miami-Dade will take the winning prize during this fourth annual culinary extravaganza on Friday, April 17 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Young at Art Children’s Museum. Attendees will indulge in an array of delicious fare, refreshing cocktails sponsored by Stoli Vodka,dancing, live entertainment, as well as a silent auction that will all benefit ARC Broward to support critically-needed services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.A panel of esteemed food bloggers will also vote on their favorite dish among the chefs, awarding a ‘Bloggers Choice’ accolade. Competing chefs will work alongside ARC Broward Culinary Institute students and graduates who will assist in creating and serving unique culinary delights. Event proceeds will benefit the ARC Broward Culinary Institute, which offers a 16-week certificate program that allows students with developmental disabilities and other life challenges the ability to obtain real world, on-the-job training, with all revenues directly supporting job training and placement in the culinary field. Other proceeds will be used to build a bigger culinary school and offer more opportunities for students. General admission tickets priced at $150 and VIP tickets are priced at $200. For sponsorship information or tickets, contact director of development Jessica Kersey at or 954-746-9400 ext. 2203 or visit





Gilt+City+Warehouse+Sale3+low+resBy: Maryanne Salvat

Gilt City Miami Warehouse Sale 

The legendary Gilt City Warehouse Sale is coming back to Miami from Friday, March 20 to Saturday, March 21 at SPACEBY3 (2105 N Miami Ave). Enjoy the two day shopping extravaganza where you’ll find designer clothing, accessories, and home décor at up to 80% off retail. More information on the sale is available (tickets are available now).


Guest Chef Dinner Series atJ&G Grill at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

The critically-acclaimed J&G Grill at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is delighted to kick off its first Guest Chef Dinner Series by welcoming Executive Chef Maycoll Calderon of J&G Grill Mexico City on Thursday, March 19. Calderon will prepare a four-course menu made with the finest regional ingredients and flavors inspired by his location in Mexico City.  The St. Regis Bal Harbour’s Guest Chef Series will continue this spring with two “dueling chefs” events featuring Juan Peña, Chef de Cuisine of Fern Restaurant in Puerto Rico, in April and Anthony Ricco, Chef de Cuisine of Spice Market in New York City in May. The chefs will join Dagan Stocks, Chef de Cuisine of J&G Grill at The St. Regis Bal Harbour, in a friendly duel, where each chef will prepare four courses featuring dishes that are reflective of the kitchens they helm and their creative culinary styles.  The St. Regis Bal Harbour’s Guest Chef Series will continue this spring with two “dueling chefs” events featuring Juan Peña, Chef de Cuisine of Fern Restaurant in Puerto Rico, in April and Anthony Ricco, Chef de Cuisine of Spice Market in New York City in May. The chefs will join Dagan Stocks, Chef de Cuisine of J&G Grill at The St. Regis Bal Harbour, in a friendly duel, where each chef will prepare four courses featuring dishes that are reflective of the kitchens they helm and their creative culinary styles. Reservations can be made by calling 305.993.3333 or by visiting


brabbleBest deal of Miami Music Week

Supersize your Miami Music Week by purchasing a Brabble F*** YOU BAND. 1 wristband brought to you by Brabble the fastest growing social media app, grants immediate priority entry to seven venues, including sold out shows at Club Space, Mansion, MANA Wynwood, SET, as well as the Pool Parties at The Surfcomber, The Raleigh, and The National.  Get immediate entry to the week’s fastest sold-out parties including sets by Above & Beyond, Cedric Gervais, Dadalife, DeepDish, Duke Dumont, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Nicky Romero, Pete Tong, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers and many more.  Also get access to the biggest sold out label parties such as Axtone, Drumcode, MixMash, Pryda, & More.  Quantities are limited and will sell out quickly; More info and bands for sale for starting at $599.99 each at Brabble is a 100% free social sharing app that allows sharing of 45 seconds of video, photo, 5 minutes of audio and text all in one network. You can reply or comment back (aka “brabbleback”) using any of these formats creating richer conversations. Share life’s moments with your followers, your friends, the Brabble world, Twitter and Facebook or privately. Perfect for WMC, Brabble will be giving away tickets and running contests throughout the week.   


Lacoste_Miamiopen_03Fashion for Breakfast

Style meets an iconic sports staple for Cecconi’s latest Fashion for Breakfast series with LACOSTE and tennis pros Alizé Cornet & Yung-Jan Chan. Join Miami’s own fashionista Jilian Sanz for a buffet-style breakfast, served at $15 per person plus tax and gratuities. Coffee, tea and juice are included, Monday, March 23, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.; RSVP:


LACOSTE and the 2015 Miami Open 

For the first time in tournament history, the 2015 Miami Open, along with official casual apparel and footwear sponsor, LACOSTE, is making trailblazing fashion news in the world of tennis.  This year, the stylish tournament-branded collection will be sold in retail outlets prior to the tournament. LACOSTE launched the bold and exclusive Miami Open collection in-stores this earlier this month. This marks the first time the co-branded collection will be obtainable to the public, outside of the stadium grounds, giving fans throughout Florida an opportunity to purchase some of the most chic apparel the Miami Open has to offer. The LACOSTE Sport Collection for the Miami Open is available for purchase at select LACOSTE boutique locations throughout South Florida and Orlando. Locations include LACOSTE stores on Lincoln Road, Aventura, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, Dadeland, Coral Gables, Orlando, Naples, and select retail stores including Macys and Bloomingdales.  Consumers will also have a chance to score to courtside tickets to the Miami Open, simply snap a photo of the LACOSTE crocodile logo and upload to either Instagram or Twitter tagging @LACOSTE #SpotTheCrocMIA. The croc will be seen all throughout South Florida from the stadium to our dedicated street team ambassadors, as well as the LACOSTE “Larger Than Life” Polo Installation at Aventura Mall, a high-impact billboard, and bus shelters throughout South Beach. A total of 14 VIP tickets are up for grabs! For more information:


bartonThe Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation

The long awaited 2015 gala for The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 7:00pm at The Temple House. Citing as its mission, “Giving the Gift of Sound”, the foundation will also serve as a national resource base for the hearing-challenged and their families. The Center places an emphasis on the viability of cochlear implants and vital auditory therapy as a successful option for deaf children and offers support to the children and their families before and after the patient receives their cochlear implant; for more information about the gala, to purchase tickets, or for sponsorship information visit: