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What You're Doing This Week- November 11-17

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Kodner Gallery Auction

On Wednesday, November 13,  Kodner Galleries, South Florida's leading auctioneer and appraiser of fine art, antiques, and jewelry will host its fall estate auction offering an assortment of antiques, decorative fine art and GIA certified gems & fine jewelry at a fraction of the value price. The auction’s pieces will include a Lalique “Cactus” table, Tiffany & Co. Studio Lamps, Pablo Picasso ceramics, Chinese carved ivory sculptures, Persian carpets, Salvador Dali art and sculptures and Faberge jewelry, among many other treasures.  The auction will begin at 5 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. Kodner Galleries is located at 45 S. Federal Highway in Dania Beach.  Visit www.Kodner.com for more information.
 
Helen Nash 
 
Helen Nash – known for being an innovator in the field of kosher cooking and author of Kosher Cuisine and Helen Nash’s Kosher Kitchen – will be speaking at the opening event for the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center’s Jewish Book Month festivities on November 13 at 7:30pm.  Her latest cookbook is HELEN NASH’S NEW KOSHER CUISINE: Healthy, Simple & Stylish.  For more information about Helen and her cookbook visit http://www.helennashkoshercuisine.com/.
 
A Night in Havana
 
TV personality, Mariana Rodriguez will host Fashion for Charity's: A Night in Havana on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30pm at the Coral Gables Museum.  The event will feature a unique collaboration between renowned artist Humberto Benitez and fashion designer Ella Bella RoZio. Guests will be transported back in time to Cuba in the 1950s to experience Cuban music, cocktails by DIAGEO, and gourmet Cuban food a silent auction, dancing and entertainment.  The exhibition will consist of seven of Benitez’s most famous paintings paired with Ella Bella RoZio’s Couture collection of unique artistic designs.  The highlight of the evening will be a special unveiling of the collaboration between both artists, in an exclusive painting of
Benitez's named “Hilda,” dedicated to Benitez’s beloved aunt in Havana, who was a
couture seamstress.  The special painting will be available to guests as a limited
edition poster that will be sold during the event.  The net profits will benefit 
Fashion for Charity Scholarship Fund for children interested pursuing a career in the
fashion or art industries.  Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased online 
at www.ffcanightinhavana.eventbrite.com. 
 
LUCKYRICE Festival Returns with a Latin Twist
 
Miami’s 2nd Annual LUCKYRICE Festival presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East and hosted by Iron Chef, Masaharu Morimoto and Chef Michael Schwartz takes place on Friday, November 15 from 7:30-11 pm.
 
Once again, LUCKYRICE will bring together renowned chefs and mixologists from Miami’s exploding culinary scene alongside international celebrity chefs to create the ultimate Asian cocktail + culinary experience.  This year’s feast will take place at The Raleigh Hotel and combine the best of LUCKYRICE with Asian-meets-Latino bites and cocktails from over 30 of Miami’s finest chefs and mixologists.
 
Participating chefs/restaurants include: Masaharu Morimoto, Restaurant Michael Schwartz, Khong River House, Juvia, The Setai Grill and Phuc Yea (a new Vietnamese concept from the Federal) along with 8 celebrated mixologists who will serve a total of 16 custom cocktails featuring BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East and other spirits.  Tickets start at $88. For more information, visit:  http://www.luckyrice.com.
  
JetBlue's Newest Destination: HaVen
 
On Sat., November 16, preview select bites and drinks from a new collaboration menu as JetBlue takes over “Destination Saturdays” at Chef Todd Erickson's HaVen Gastro-Lounge, located at 1237 Lincoln Road, in Miami Beach.  Destination Saturdays is a themed party series that "transports" guests to a new exotic location each week (such as: Tokyo, Sydney, Monte Carlo, etc.) via the lounge's digital wrap-around walls.  Servers dress as flight attendants and the DJ pilots the fun. This Saturday's theme will be “Destination Lima” and JetBlue will raffle off five sets (10 total) of round-trip travel vouchers* from Ft. Lauderdale to Lima every hour from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. There is no cover charge for the event but guests should contact RSVP@havenlounge.com or call 305.987.8885 to reserve a table.

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