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    Sunshine Awards Luncheon

    Commissioner Michael Góngora will be receiving the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Elected Official of the Year Award during the SFLHCC’s 19th Annual Sunshine Awards Luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, (1200 Anastasia Avenue) in the Country Club Ballroom on Friday, November 1. The cost to attend is $70 for chamber members and $85 for non-members. For more information contact: DianaFontani@miamibeachfl.gov. 

    Party on the Plaza
    Unmask your charitable side this Halloween season at the Young Associates of Coral Gables Museum’s Third Annual Party on the Plaza Masquerade on November 1 from 7:00 – 11:30 PM. Local artists Miguel Paredes and Alex Mijares will transform the terrace of the Coral Gables Museum into an outdoor gallery filled with music and mystery. Enjoy complimentary Bacardi cocktails, Hatuey premium beer and bites from local favorites such as Eating House, Swine, Morton’s Steakhouse and more while DJ Blaze Carreras hits the turntables for an unforgettable evening.  Don a disguise or be one of the first 300 guests to arrive and receive a complimentary masquerade mask upon arrival. Guests will enjoy a performance by Stephanie Mas with rhythmic accompaniment from Carlos Saballos and Javier Rosales. Tickets cost $40 in advance or $50 at the door and all proceeds benefit the Coral Gables Museum and can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/1fHZNsY.
    Make-A-Wish Bash
    One of the most highly anticipated parties every year is the Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball.  This year's Ball takes place on Saturday, Nov. 2, and will feature an "old-world magic and illusion" theme.  While the actual Ball is sold out- revelers can still take part in the 6th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub - a huge bash that goes from 10:30 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. At the party, designer,Traver Rains will debut his “La Nuit Magique” collection at a high-energy runway show inspired by 1930s vaudevillian shows.
    Considered the evening’s grand finale, The InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub is typically quite an experience, helmed by a host committee that includes –Shareef Malnik, Gala Chairman and proprietor of The Forge l Restaurant and Wine Bar and nightlife impresario, Michael Capponi, Gala Vice-Chairman and President & CEO of The Capponi Group- who know a thing or two about throwing a great party!
    Designer Rains, who returns as featured designer for the second year in a row describes his “La Nuit Magique” concept as “a 1930s burlesque meets a modern-day Cirque du Freak.”   Rains says, “This year, guests can expect lots of skin, with a tiny hint of bondage during the fashion show,” said Rains.  “And, of course, there will be many fashion moments on the runway that will make guests gasp and smile.”  Tickets for the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub are $100, (for those already attending the Ball prior, there is no charge) and can be purchased at 
    https://hotelballafterparty2013.eventbrite.com. There will be a complimentary open bar. Chic cocktail attire is required. 
    Vegas Live Gala
    At this year’s Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO) “Vegas Live” Annual Gala, show tunes and dancing will take center stage as Miami transforms into Sin City for a night commemorating YPO’s 58 years. The city’s oldest and most established black-tie affair, the YPO Gala, will take place on November 2 at the JW Marriott Hotel. The event, which helps in aiding the organization’s mission of furthering opera education in South Florida, will include dining, dancing and a silent auction with such exciting prizes as a luxurious Chinchilla fur stole, valued at $1800.  Also, there will be a special tribute to Past President and Life member, Louise Todaro, who devoted 53 years of service to the organization, helping many of YPO’s education programs, especially the very successful In-School Opera Program. For tickets or more information about YPO and the 2013 “Vegas Live” Gala, visit www.YPO-MIAMI.org or call 305.778.8791.