By: Maryanne Salvat 

Whoopi Goldberg at the Adrienne Arsht Center 

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce the anticipated return of Whoopi Goldberg, the undisputed queen of comedy and entertainment. As part of the Center’s 2013-2014 Live at Knight series, Goldberg will present a new, wickedly funny stand-up show on March 1 at 8:00 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Tickets to Whoopi Goldberg are currently on sale at $50, $80 and $95*. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling 305. 949.6722 or online at www.arshtcenter.org.




Be A Kid Again 

The Miami Children’s Museum’s Be A Kid Again Gala takes place this Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, located at 980 MacArthur Causeway.  This party is a must for anyone who wants to go back to the “Disco Era.”  For the party, MCM will be transformed into “Studio MCM.” Dave Barry and Paul Castronovo will present a live auction before guests get the chance to get their groove on during the Boogie Knights: Complete Studio 54™ Tribute. The night kicks off with a cocktail reception inside the museum’s galleries filled with an extensive silent auction, featuring a wine section with exclusive lots from all over the world, followed by food tastings, the live auction and dancing. Dressing up in your best disco attire is encouraged. For more information, visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org. 


The Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Gala 

The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program will host its gala at the Mandarin Oriental with more than 500 of South Florida’s leading philanthropists, celebrities and politicians on Saturday, March 8. Gala Chair Marisa Toccin Lucas along with founders Jennifer Valoppi and Don Browne and Co-Vice President, the Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle have planned an unforgettable evening in celebration of the Women of Tomorrow’s Annual Gala and its 18th year of mentoring at-risk young girls in South Florida.  While the gala is sold out, there are still opportunities to get involved in the event and support the more than 3,000 girls benefiting from the program this year.  Honorees at the annual event include Honorary Chairmen Wayne & Cynthia Boich; Legacy Builder Honorees Bruce & Tracey Berkowitz, The Fairholme Foundation; Leadership Award Honoree Edie Lutnick; Champion Award Honoree Miami HEAT; Excellence Honorees Tara Solomon & Nick D’Annunzio, Tara Ink; and Mentor of the Year Robbin Newman.  For more information, call 305.371.3330 or visit www.womenoftomorrow.org.


Tropical Brunch in the Garden with Les Dames D’Escoffier Miami

On Sunday, March 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Les Dames D’Escoffier Miami (LDEM) will present their annual Tropical Brunch in the Garden. Join LDEM at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach for a chance to savor culinary creations amongst the flora and fauna. Priced at $55 for adults and $20 for children (5-12) in advance, attendees will sample and enjoy dishes from celebrity restaurants, exquisite gourmet shops, cooking demos from LDEM, and student stations from Mast Academy and the Miami Culinary Institute. Tickets will be $65 and $30 at the door for adults and children, respectively. Children 4 and under are free. Casual attire; live music and a relaxing vibe; to purchase tickets online email reservations@lesdamesmiami.org or call 877.467-7725.

For more information, www.lesdamesmiami.org.