make-a-wish-logoInterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Nightclub: On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami will celebrate the 21st Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball and InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Nightclub, presented by E11EVEN-LIV, with a Mythology theme inspired by ancient Greek gods and goddesses, epic tales, and heavenly bodies. Celebrated EDM DJ and producer Chuckie, who pioneered the rapidly proliferating Dirty Dutch sound, will headline the nightclub after-party with DJ Nathan Asher as the opening act and DJ Dirt as the closing act. Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour will also stage an elaborate runway show.

Tickets for the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Nightclub are $120, but for those already attending the Ball prior, there is no charge. There will be a complimentary open bar and suitable evening attire is required.


MISO CHIC: A unique theatrical experience like nothing you’ve ever seen – the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) has come together with America Developing Smiles (ADS) and Maman Fine Art to present MISO CHIC at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Tuesday, November 17, at 8 p.m., an inaugural event benefiting more than 3,400 children and youth of low-income levels. Proceeds will go towards educational centers and special programs by Asociación Damas Salecianas in Miami, Mexico, Nicaragua, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Dominican Republic

Together Eduardo Marturet, MISO’s music director and conductor, along with haute couture fashion designer Nicolas Felizola, will come together for a lavish orchestra and fashion show production, complete with a dramatic mix of classical compositions and award-winning film scores.

To purchase tickets, go to


nightmareBy: Maryanne Salvat

Nightmare on the Beach

Nightmare on the Beach (NOTB), South Florida’s Number 1 Halloween Party, benefiting the Little Lighthouse Foundation will be held Friday night, October 31, in Lummus Park at Ocean Drive & 9th Street in South Beach. Tickets are currently available at $175, and will be increasing soon (NOTB sold out the past two years). Attendees will experience South Florida’s best Halloween party from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. with premium open bar all night, and culinary tastings from some of South Florida’s best restaurants and caterers.  VIP tables are available for groups of 8 for $3,600, and groups of 10 at $4,000. VIP tables include unlimited bottle service all night.For more information on Nightmare on the Beach, to purchase tickets, and to see videos and pictures from prior Nightmare on the Beach events, go to  For more information on the Little Lighthouse Foundation, please visit:<;If you are interested in purchasing a table, sponsoring the event, or for press coverage, please contact Reed Nicol at 305.417.8552, or email at<>.


halloweenOther Halloween Happenings:


Perfecto, will host a Star Wars Halloween theme party on Friday October 31st. Guests are encouraged to go back in time and show up their favorite Star Wars Character costumes. Winner of the best costume will win a specially curated tasting dinner prepared by Chef Angel. May the force be with you!


Seasalt and Pepper 

Halloween Masquerade is the theme for Seasalt and Pepper’s eventful holiday night. With reservations beginning at 7pm on October 31, join Seasalt and Pepper for a night of dinner and mysterious chic attire. Sponsored by Veuve Clicquot, diners will be entertained by Zhantra Dancers and a DJ to dance the night away. Specialty drinks by Belvedere vodka will round out the night in disguise.


On Friday October 31, Wall Lounge will celebrate it’s 6th year anniversary of their Walloween costume Party hosted by Yelloween Veuve Clicquot along with a special live performance by Black Sheep and music by Mr Mauricio.On Saturday, the day after Halloween also known as Los Dias de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead),  the theme will be Day of Hollywood Dead people. Wall invites guests on this spooky night to come as their favorite Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Robin Williams to name a few. A Dirty Dutch production, music will be by Mitchell Neimeyer and a closing set by Lee Kalt.


For the Halloween weekend on Thursday October 30, Cavalli will have a special Alice in Wonderland Masquerade party to celebrate the newly refurbished lounge opening.

Hosted by Roberto Cavalli, on Friday October 31, guests will be transported from the minute they arrive to a wonderful kingdom that will sprawl through the main dining room and the upstairs lounge. Attendees are encouraged to explore their “hunter” and “prey” instincts as they travel through this alternate universe that will feature ferocious lustful “beasts” handling exotic live serpents and body painted seductive beauties handing out Cavalli bags filled with sweet treats. To satisfy the appetite of their carnivorous guests, Cavalli will offer a palatial feast downstairs as the open format soundtrack of the night is provided by the sexy DJ Michelle Pooch. Royal Cavalli Feast of the most excellent Italian dishes from 9.00pm to 12.00am will be $125 pp and includes 1 glass of champagne while general admission excluding the feast  will be $50 for gentlemen and $30 for ladies.


“Voyage des Papillions” InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub maw

It will be a glamorous finale to the sold out 20th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball on Saturday, November 1, as “Voyage des Papillions” – this year’s edition of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub – pays homage to the contemporary Disco movement with an extravagant couture runway show presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. A hip, after-hours venue, the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub is chaired by Ball Chairman Shareef Malnik, with Michael Capponi as Vice-Chair, and will be held from 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on the Mezzanine level of the Hotel InterContinental Miami. Co-produced by Maxwell Blandford and Clif Loftin, with creative execution by DECO Productions, the disco-infused runway show will be styled by Arel Ramos for Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, with hair by Danny Jelaca Salon and makeup by O.P Studio, and will present the new collections of couture designers, such as Tom Ford, Pucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Progressive beats will be provided by DJ Michelle Leshem and producer Sean Drake. Individual tickets for “Voyage des Papillions” are $100, which includes an unlimited open bar, and may be purchased at, or by calling954.967.9474 ext. 319.


Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) With a Little Help from my FriendsMISO_Beatles

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Eduardo Marturet, celebrates 50 years since the Beatles first touched down at Miami International Airport, on their way to their first American television appearance at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.

A World Premiere arrangement of the Fab Four’s popular tune, With a Little Help from my Friends, by Maestro Eduardo Marturet, commemorates the Beatles’ music featuring select faculty from the New World School of the Arts that includes pianist Ciro Fodere, and Dean of Music and MISO Concertmaster Daniel Andai. Principal Trumpet and Artist-in-Residence Samuel Hyken presents one of his latest works, The Beatles Guide to the Orchestra, influenced by Benjamin Britten’s well-known composition, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, where each of the various movements highlight the different sections of the orchestra. Peter Breiner’s Beatles Go Baroque is a creative piece filled with much-admired Beatles’ tunes in a style more suggestive of the lush Concerto Grosso’s by Bach, mixing symphonic music with some of the most influential rock music of all time.

Introducing the Make Your Own Peace Foundation, Miami Symphony will honor this historic moment with a special fundraising dinner at Seasalt and Pepper restaurant on Monday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m. Dinner, entertainment, and live auctions will take place for $500 per person, supporting MISO’s special programs that help teach and influence the children in South Florida’s inner city neighborhoods through the wonderful “gift of music.” RSVP to

The After Party of the Century

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 1 - 2011

AfterPartyInvite_EMailBy:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

Get your tickets now for the annual Make-A-Wish Nightclub Charity Event at the Intercontinental Hotel (100 Chopin Plaza) this Saturday, November 5 at 10:30 p.m.  This late night extravaganza promises to be filled with fashion, music and dancing and features tunes by mash-up master, DJ Joe Dert and a complimentary open bar. The event will take place on the heels of the 17th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball which is modeled after Truman Capote’s legendary Black & White Ball at New York’s Plaza Hotel in 1966, with iconic rock-n-roll group Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as the entertainment. Unfortunately the ball is completely sold out.  The great news is that you can still be part of the excitement during the after party, where you will be sure to spot a celebrity or two (the gorgeous Burn Notice star Gabrielle Anwar is the gala’s celebrity auctioneer) and get the chance to peruse high fashions during fashion shows by Bogosse and Andrew Charles, not to mention the stellar looks worn by gala guests.  The party goes until 3 a.m. 

Michael Capponi, Norman Wedderburn, Robert B. Hill, Shareef Malnik and the knock-out Make-A-Wish Nightclub committee promise an elegant night of mystery and fantasy.  Tickets cost $100/$1,000 for a table of ten.   To make a donation, visit


With all of this flair and excitement, the actual ball seems almost like a pre-party!

Make a Wish Ball-Intercontinental Miami

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On November - 14 - 2010


Make a Wish Ball-Miami Socialholic