2017/2018 Social Season Preview

Presented by Miami Beach Convention Center

SocialMiami’s Social Season Preview provides a first look at the exciting events planned for the 2017-2018 social season. Updated daily, the Social Season Preview will remain on SocialMiami’s homepage throughout the season.

If your event is not listed, send the event date and title to Melanie.

SocialMiami’s 11th Annual Gala Guide will be published in early September. The deadline to have your event included in the first distribution is August 26. To participate in the Gala Guide, email Gala Guide for information.

August 2017

Aug 12 -13 Miami Beach Fit Fest
Aug 18 7th Annual Chefs Up Front Fundraising Dinners in Miami to benefit FLIPANY
Aug 19 Prideline’s 35th Anniversary Gala
Aug 23 9th Annual Women of Influence Reception hosted by YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade
Aug 25 FLIPANY’s 7th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Fundraising Dinners in Fort Lauderdale
Aug 26 3rd Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Alumni Reunion and Hall of Fame Induction
Aug 29 “Up the River Cruise” with Congresswoman Gwen Graham and Hollywood attorney David Singer to benefit Broward American Cancer Society

September 2017

Sept 7 18th Annual Thelma Gibson Awards Event hosted by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County
Sept 8 6th Annual Haute Tea hosted by Young Society of Love & Hope to benefit Diabetes Research Institute
Sept 9 ArtsLaunch 2017 hosted by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Sept 9 St. John Bosco Clinic’s Silver Jubilee Gala
Sept 15 Public Relations Society of America / Ev Clay Miami Chapter’s 30th Annual Endowment Fund Luncheon
Sept 16 7th Annual Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s 5K Run/Walk
Sept 16 4th Annual Bella’s Ball, “Under the Sea,” to benefit Live Like Bella Foundation
Sept 16 – 23 21st Annual Brazilian Film Festival of Miami presented by Inffinito
Sept 17 JCS Milk & Honey presented by Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Sept 23 Miami Dade Dems Blue Gala
Sept 25 32nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
Sept 27 10th Annual PAMM Corporate Luncheon
Sept 27 Dine & Dock Celebrity/CEO Auction + Humanitarian Awards hosted by American Red Cross South Florida Region
Sept 28 6th Annual MCYA Fashion Gives Back to benefit Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Sept 28 10th Annual Opening Day hosted by City Year Miami
Sept 29 City Year Miami’s Red Jacket Reunion Alumni Weekend through October 1

October 2017

Oct 1 2017 Heart in Hand Awards hosted by No More Tears
Oct 3 – 4 Behind the Magic Tablescape Design & Culinary Arts Showcase hosted by SocialMiami and Source Miami at SoHo Studios
Oct 5 The Bass’ Grand Opening Party for Members at Level Affiliate and higher
Oct 5 High Rollers Casino Night to benefit Easter Seals South Florida
Oct 5 Cancer Link’s 30th Annual Luncheon to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Oct 6 24th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction to benefit Ann Storck Center
Oct 6 – 7 Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic
Oct 7 Members Preview Day to celebrate The Bass’ reopening of the museum
Oct 7 ICA’s Inaugural Gala in the new Museum Honoring Irma and Norman Braman
Oct 7 A Bite of Belize to benefit children with disabilities in Belize
Oct 8 Opening Day at The Bass for the public
Oct 10 AYUDA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration
Oct 12 See the Light Luncheon to benefit Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
Oct 12 – 15 Miami Film Festival’s “Gems” 2017
Oct 14 Imagine Gala to benefit His House Children’s Home
Oct 14 10th Anniversary Back-to-School Brunch hosted by City Year Miami
Oct 14 13th Annual Art in the Tropics hosted by CABA Pro Bono Legal Services
Oct 14 Inaugural Military Gala to Honor Flight South Florida, a free military transport that allows veterans to visit Washington D.C. memorials
Oct 14 I Love Venezuela Foundation’s 4th Annual Gala
Oct 15 Miami Children’s Museum’s “Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash”
Oct 15 Miami Beach Kosher Festival
Oct 17 – 21 SoBe Seafood Fest
Oct 18 6th Annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
Oct 18 37th Annual Dave & Mary Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival – runs through November 28
Oct 19 “Unmasking Epilepsy,” a cocktail masquerade event hosted by Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
Oct 20 The Biltmore Ball, themed “Memories of Madrid,” to benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation
Oct 20 10th Annual Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon hosted by American Cancer Society
Oct 20 23rd Annual “Be A Voice” Luncheon hosted by Voices for Children Foundation
Oct 21 The Bass Ball, a fashionable evening to “Come As You Art”
Oct 21 11th Annual Diamond Ball hosted by Miami Children’s Health Foundation
Oct 21 35th Anniversary Celebration Gala to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida
Oct 21 Outside the Box: Yara Travieso hosted by National YoungArts Foundation
Oct 21 Cruise Gala to benefit ALS
Oct 21 POP! Goes the Warehouse to benefit Lotus House
Oct 21 Endeavor Miami Gala
Oct 21 + 22 8th Annual Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival 2017
Oct 22 Jazz at Joes hosted by the Women’s Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami
Oct 25 Founders Society Dinner hosted by Baptist Health Foundation
Oct 27 Nightmare on the Beach 2017 to benefit Little Lighthouse Foundation
Oct 27 Footy’s Bubbles & Bones Gala to benefit Here’s Help
Oct 27 SAVE Halloween Ball
Oct 28 Vizcaya Museum & Gardens’ 31st Annual Halloween Sundowner
Oct 28 Chapman Partnership’s 2017 Illuminations Gala
Oct 28 “Over the Edge,” a rapelling event hosted by Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Palm Beach
Oct 28 7th Annual Together in Pink Zumbathon presented by InterContinental at Doral to benefit Susan G. Komen
Oct 28 PNC Bank Journey to the Amazon Gala to benefit the Museum of Discovery & Science
Oct 29 3rd Annual Fundraiser for Sofia’s Hope
Oct 31 The Women’s Event hosted by Greater Miami Jewish Federation

November 2017

Nov 1 Kesher’s 2017 Shopping Boutique
Nov 1 – 5 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Nov 2 Survivor Fashion Show hosted by American Heart Association
Nov 2 8th Annual Patently Impossible Project to benefit Dade Legal Aid
Nov 3 Jazz Roots: Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday Tribute at the Adrienne Arsht Center
Nov 4 “A Tango Affair,” the 62nd annual fundraising gala to benefit Young Patronesses of the Opera
Nov 4 InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball
Nov 4 25th Anniversary Gala to benefit Amigos for Kids
Nov 4 2nd Annual Nail Scholarship Foundation Awards Dinner Gala to benefit the Nail Scholarship Foundation
Nov 4 Miami Walk to End Alzheimer’s to benefit Alzheimer’s Associaton Southeast Florida Chapter
Nov 4 The Bowtie Bash hosted by OutMiami Foundation
Nov 6 12th Annual Claws for Kids Luncheon to benefit Florida Foster Care Review
Nov 9 Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women Luncheon hosted by the American Red Cross South Florida Region
Nov 9 – 11 30th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Rendezvous
Nov 10 Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Golf Classic Tournament
Nov 11 11th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Wild About Kids Gala
Nov 11 Baptist Health South Foundation’s 5th Annual 5K ZooRun and ZooKids Dash
Nov 11 Kristi House’s Disco Ball Fundraising Gala
Nov 11 – 18 Florida Grand Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor at Arsht Center
Nov 12 – 19 34th Miami Book Fair presented by Miami Dade College
Nov 13 17th Annual Gus Machado Golf Classic to benefit American Cancer Society
Nov 15 29th Annual Festival of Chefs hosted by Easter Seals South Florida
Nov 15 Shop to Stop MS at Saks Dadeland
Nov 15 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon hosted by AFP Broward Chapter
Nov 16 The 2017 Women of Distinction & Caring Luncheon presented by Plaza Health Network Foundation
Nov 16 Give Miami Day 2017 presented by The Miami Foundation
Nov 16 JAFCO Chanukah Miracles Luncheon
Nov 17 Guardian of the Children Luncheon to benefit Holtz Children’s Hospital
Nov 17 National Philanthropy Day hosted by Association of Fundraising Professionals
Nov 18 Mariners Hospital 5K Walk/Run + 10K Run hosted by Baptist Health Foundation
Nov 18 The 61st Annual Ball to benefit Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Nov 18 Ray of Hope Gala to benefit Friends of South Florida Autism
Nov 18 65th Annual Beaux Arts Ball “The Greatest Show on Earth”
Nov 18 Steps for Healing 5k Run/Walk to benefit Children’s Bereavement Center
Nov 19 Miami Heart Walk to benefit American Heart Association
Nov 19 Tribute Brunch and Concert honoring the 50th anniversary of Judy Druckers original Great Artists Series, hosted by Temple Israel of Greater Miami
Nov 20 Florida Grand Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor at Broward Center
Nov 23 – 27 White Party Week hosted by Care Resource

December 2017

Dec 3 Winter Wonderful hosted by Frost School of Music at University of Miami
Dec 3 Florida Grand Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor at Broward Center
Dec 5 Educating Israel’s Children: 92 Years with AMIT
Dec 7 Annual Winter Gala hosted by YES Institute
Dec 9 Camillus House’s 18th Annual Hope for All Gala, Guayaberas & Good Times
Dec 9 Liga Contra el Cancer Gala (League Against Cancer)
Dec 9 Jacob’s Ladder Award Gala to benefit JAFCO
Dec 13 AJC Miami and Broward’s 2017 National Human Relations Award Dinner honoring the Mas Family
Dec 14 Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Pacesetter Event
Dec 16 Nicole Henry’s 5th Annual Winter Concert
Dec 17 Nutcracker Magic Children’s gala hosted by Miami City Ballet
Dec 30 84th Capital One Orange Bowl

January 2018

Jan 12 – 14 Art Deco Weekend 2018
Jan 13 YoungArts Backyard Ball benefitting National YoungArts Foundation
Jan 13 22nd Annual “Be A Voice” Gala to benefit Voices for Children Foundation
Jan 15 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service hosted by City Year Miami
Jan 16 Splendor in the Garden hosted by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Jan 17 – 21 Art Palm Beach
Jan 20 Jackson Health Foundation’s Golden Angels Gala
Jan 20 The Big Bang presented by the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Jan 20 Blue Jeans & Boots, an inaugural celebration hosted by Whispering Manes
Jan 21 2nd Annual Walk & Run 5K to benefit Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program
Jan 24 2018 Ambassador of Mindfulness Awards Dinner hosted by Mindful Kids Miami
Jan 26 10th Anniversary Miami Creator’s Ball to benefit City Year Miami
Jan 26 13th Annual Key Biscayne Wine & Food Festival hosted by the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne
Jan 27 “Night of the Seven Veils,” a gala evening to benefit Florida Grand Opera
Jan 27 29th Annual Mariners Hospital Bougainvillea Ball hosted by Baptist Health Foundation
Jan 27 $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park
Jan 27 – 30 Florida Grand Opera’s Salome at Arsht Center
Jan 28 Liga’s Children’s Fashion Show to benefit Liga Contra el Cancer (League Against Cancer)
Jan 29 Ray Allen Golf Classic / Ray of Hope Luncheon to benefit Diabetes Research Institute
Jan 31 WIZO Florida’s Annual Gala 2018 Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel

February 2018

Feb 2 + 3 Florida Grand Opera’s Salome at Arsht Center
Feb 3 Coral Gables Tour of Kitchens hosted by Coral Gables Community Foundation
Feb 3 Fairchild Gardens’ Gala in the Garden
Feb 7 Purim Pairings hosted by Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU
Feb 8 + 10 Florida Grand Opera’s Salome at Broward Center
Feb 9 Americans for Immigrant Justice’s 22nd Annual Awards Dinner
Feb 10 New World Symphony’s 30th Anniversary Gala
Feb 10 For the Love of Learning Gala to benefit the Foundation for New Education Initiatives
Feb 10-Mar 25 Florida Renaissance Festival
Feb 11 Andrea Bocelli in Concert for Valentine’s Day at Adrienne Arsht Center
Feb 12 The Main Event hosted by Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Feb 13 2018 Sand in My Shoes Award Dinner hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Feb 17 – 19 Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Feb 21 – 25 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Feb 22 Annual Celebration of Generosity hosted by Baptist Health Foundation

March 2018

Mar 2 7th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes to benefit Miami Children’s Health Foundation
Mar 3 Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 60th Anniversary Gala
Mar 3 Flamingo Ball benefiting History Miami Museum
Mar 3 14th Annual Educate Tomorrow Gala-ry
Mar 3 – 4 Carnaval on the Mile hosted by Kiwanis Club of Little Havana
Mar 9 – 18 Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival
Mar 10 Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program’s Annual Gala
Mar 10 Wine, Women & Shoes at Mar-a-Lago hosted by Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Palm Beach
Mar 10 Miami City Ballet Gala Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Miami City Ballet School
Mar 11 Calle Ocho Festival presented by Kiwanis Club of Little Havana
Mar 13 Vizcaya Museum & Gardens’ 10th Annual Preservation Luncheon
Mar 14 – 18 Art Boca Raton
Mar 16 Zoo Miami Foundation’s Feast with the Beasts
Mar 16 23rd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration to benefit The Museum of Discovery and Science
Mar 17 Miami Children’s Museum’s “Be A Kid Again Gala”
Mar 17 40th Annual Musical Gala to benefit Children’s Resources Center
Mar 17 PAMM’s Annual Gala
Mar 17 – 24 Florida Grand Opera’s Orfeo Ed Euridice at Arsht Center
Mar 18 The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala
Mar 18 Kidney Walk hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Florida
Mar 22 New World School of the Arts’ Rising Stars Showcase
Mar 24 The Adrienne Arsht Center’s Gala
Mar 25 14th Annual Deering Seafood Festival presented by Deering Estate Foundation
Mar 28-Apr 1 Disney on Ice “Reach for the Stars” at BB&T Center
Mar 29 + 31 Florida Grand Opera’s Orfeo Ed Euridice at Broward Center
Mar 31 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park

April 2018

Apr 7 36th Annual Ball to benefit American Red Cross
Apr 12 Twelve Good Men hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida
Apr 14 57th Annual Mercury Ball hosted by Baptist Health South Florida Foundation
Apr 14 Love and Hope Society’s High Rollers Night to benefit Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Apr 14 Enchanted Nights’ Gala hosted by Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services
Apr 14 Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter’s Sequins and Sparkle Gala
Apr 14 Communities in Schools of Miami hosts its 29th Annual Fundraiser “Sailing Toward Success”
Apr 16 – 22 Israel at 70, a Mission hosted by Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Apr 18 8th Annual ChamberSOUTH Business Excellence Awards Luncheon
Apr 19 St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center’s 69th Anniversary Luncheon
Apr 21 His House Children’s Home’s 24th Annual Seeds of Kindness Banquet
Apr 21 2018 Cushman Gala: Casino Night in Old Havana
Apr 21 Sachamama Green Gala Awards with special appearance of former Vice President Al Gore
Apr 22 Broward Heart Walk to benefit American Heart Association
Apr 22 Care Resource’s 30th Annual AIDS Walk Miami
Apr 26 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run
Apr 27 The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade’s 2018 Power of the Purse Annual Luncheon & Auction
Apr 28 8th Annual The Auction, Diamonds & Denim to benefit Camillus House
Apr 28 15th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner & Auction hosted by Branches
Apr 28 Saute & Sip hosted by Baptist Health Foundation
Apr 28 Rockin’ on the the Green to benefit Children’s Bereavement Center
Apr 28 + 29 Florida Grand Opera’s Florencia en el Amazonas at Arsht Center
Apr 29 8th Annual Ultimate Software’s Walk Like MADD + MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K
Apr 30 Alpha-1 Foundation’s Celebration of Life Golf Tournament & Dinner

May 2018

May 1, 4 + 5 Florida Grand Opera’s Florencia en el Amazonas at Arsht Center
May 5 2nd Annual Celebration of Science to benefit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
May 5 “Let’s Fiesta!” – 2018 American Cancer Societys Celebration Gala in Fort Lauderdale
May 6 4th Annual Nico’s Promise Fashion Show hosted by Miami Children’s Health Foundation
May 10 Deliver the Dream’s 6th Annual Red Hot Party
May 11 (Tentative) Miracle Makers Luncheon hosted by the Women’s Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters
May 12 2018 Broward Heart Ball to benefit the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
May 12 FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Sapphire Gala
May 14 (Tentative) Annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s to benefit Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership
May 18 Take A Walk in Her Shoes Luncheon to benefit Chapman Partnership
May 18 19th Annual Salute to Leadership Gala hosted by Broward Partnership
May 19 17th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration hosted by the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
May 24 Annual Gala presented by French-American Chamber of Commerce Florida
June & July 2018
June 7 Hard Hats and High Heels to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
June 8 10th Anniversary AmeriCorps Graduation Ceremony presented by City Year Miami
June 9 19th Annual Mayor’s Ball hosted by United Way of Miami-Dade
June 16 16th Annual Miami Celebrity Domino Night hosted by Amigos for Kids
June 16 2018 Kids for Kids Charity Gala – “Dreams Come True”
June 22 – 24 Baptist Health Foundation’s 8th Annual Fishing Tournament
July 4 Freedom Festival hosted by Miccosukee Resorts & Gaming
July 14 & 15 Mango & Tropical Fruit Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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