2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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.

Many of the previewed events also appear in SocialMiami’s 12th Annual Gala Guide. Additions are still coming in for the Gala Guide, which remains on SocialMiami’s homepage and is distributed periodically to our subscribers and social media followers though the season.

August 2018
Aug 11 Mack-A-Poolooza Concert hosted by Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Y-100
Aug 23 Small Miracles Luncheon hosted by Easter Seals South Florida
Aug 25 Pridelines’ Masquerade Ball

September 2018
Sep 14 – 23 22nd Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
Sep 15 Celebrity Cruises Gatsby Under the Michelin Stars Gala benefiting the Childrens Cancer Caring Center
Sep 15 2018 AEA Miami Gala to benefit the The Ayacucho Emergency Association
Sep 20 Miami Women Who Rock Luncheon
Sep 22 2018 Athlete Awards Event hosted by Special Olympics Florida
Sep 22 Miami Heart & Stroke Ball
Sep 22 St. Jude 5K Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
Sep 24 33rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
Sep 26 Eleventh Annual PAMM Corporate Luncheon
Sep 26 – 29 “Forward Motion” Festival presented by Karen Peterson and Dancers
Sep 27 Plaza Health Network’s Couture Via Coach
Sep 27 Art with a Heart benefiting the Perry J. Cohen Foundation
Sep 29 Miami Dade Branch NAACP’s Freedom Fund Soiree
Sep 29 5th Annual Bella’s Ball hosted by Live Like Bella
Sep 29 YMCA of South Florida’s Beach Ball Gala titled Light Up the Night
Sep 29-30 72nd Annual Miami International Orchid Show Orchid Holiday presented by South Florida Orchid Society

October 2018
Oct 4 19th Annual Thelma Gibson Awards Event hosted by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Oct 5 The Biltmore Ball – Venetian Fantasy – to benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation
Oct 6 Annual Gala hosted by the LGBTQ Task Force
Oct 6 2018 ZooRun5K & ZooKidsDash hosted by West Kendall Baptist Hospital & Zoo Miami Foundation
Oct 6 It’s All About the Kids hosted by Friends of St Jude Childrens Research Hospital
Oct 6 Golden Age Awards 30th Annual Gala presented by Latino Center on Aging
Oct 12 The Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon hosted by American Cancer Society
Oct 13 Chapman Partnership’s Illuminations Gala
Oct 13 Smash & Grab hosted by Locust Projects
Oct 13 Path of Promise Gala to benefit Urban Promise Miami
Oct 14 Arsht Families Presents Imagination Ball 2018
Oct 14 Miami Childrens Museum Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash
Oct 15 Corey for St Jude Golf Tournament benefiting St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
Oct 19 Be A Voice Luncheon hosted by Voices For Children Foundation
Oct 19 Chairman’s Gala hosted by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Oct 19 The 6th Annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash hosted by The Salvation Army of Broward County
Oct 20 2018 Diamond Anniversary Gala hosted by the Archdiocese of Miami
Oct 20 Support-A-Scholar Celebration to benefit Breakthrough Miami
Oct 20 & 21 9th Annual Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival
Oct 24 Keshers Annual Shopping Boutique
Oct 25 See the Light Luncheon hosted by Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
Oct 25 Tinto for Techo hosted by TECHO – U.S.
Oct 25 5th Annual Believing in Girls Luncheon hosted by Pace Center for Girls Miami
Oct 27 Somethings Brewing After Dark at Miami Childrens Museum
Oct 27 Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Nightmare on the Beach
Oct 28 Jazz at Joe’s to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami

November 2018
Nov 1 Internation SeaKeepers Society Celebrates 20 Years
Nov 2 National Philanthropy Day
Nov 3 63rd Annual Young Patronesses of the Opera Gala – The Wonderland Ball
Nov 3 24th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball
Nov 3 Imagine Charity Gala to benefit His House Children’s Home
Nov 3 Light the Night to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Nov 4 4th Biennial Shoe Fairies Barn Bash benefiting Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center
Nov 5 Florida Foster Care Reviews 13th Annual Claws For Kids Luncheon
Nov 8 Cure by Design Survivor Fashion Show presented by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to benefit American Cancer Society
Nov 8 – 11 Miami Short Film Festival
Nov 9 Footys Bubbles and Bones Gala to benefit Here’s Help, Inc.
Nov 9 – 11 Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic
Nov 10 12th Annual Wild About Kids Gala to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
Nov 11 – 18 35th Miami Book Fair presented by Miami Dade College
Nov 14 The Women’s Event presented by Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Nov 14 Easter Seals’ 30th Annual Festival of Chefs
Nov 14 – 18 Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest
Nov 14 – 18 Key West Film Festival
Nov 15 9th Annual Women of Distinction and Caring Luncheon to benefit Plaza Health Network Foundation
Nov 15 Dreaming on the Beach Gala hosted by Little Dreams Foundation
Nov 16 25th Annual Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women hosted by the American Red Cross
Nov 16 Ronald McDonald House Charities 35th Anniversary Celebration “Home Sweet Home”
Nov 16 Best Buddies Miami Gala
Nov 16 & 17 15th Anniversary of The Smart Ride to benefit AIDS Service Organizations
Nov 17 The Vizcaya Ball hosted by Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Nov 17 Ray of Hope Gala to benefit Friends of South Florida Autism, Inc.
Nov 17 17th Annual Torch Awards hosted by Florida International University
Nov 17 & 18 47th Annual ChamberSOUTH South Miami Arts Festival
Nov 18 Miami Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association
Nov 18 Chopin Salon Series – Adam Golka Award winning, internationally renowned Polish-American pianist
Nov 19 The Ros Day Luncheon hosted by Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program
Nov 20 20th Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon to benefit Holtz Children’s Hospital
Nov 20 Miami Law Open House hosted by University of Miami School of Law
Nov 24 The White Party hosted by Care Resource
Nov 24 Coconut Grove Food & Wine Festival
Nov 28 The Art of Saving Lives in Israel hosted by AFMDA Southeast Region
Nov 28 The Guardian’s of Kesher Annual Scholarship Luncheon

December 2018
Dec 2 70th Annual Orange Bowl Parade
Dec 2 Frost School of Music’s Winter Wonderful Holiday Dinner
Dec 9 Evening of Art, an annual fundraiser for Lowe Art Museum
Dec 13 The Pacesetter Event hosted by Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Dec 15 The Bass Ball
Dec 15 42nd Annual Kwanis of Little Havana Foundation Gala
Dec 15 Winterfest Boat Parade
Dec 16 2018 Nutcracker Magic Childrens Soire
Dec 16 RASG Hebrew Academy presents the 2018 Light the Path Gala
Dec 24 The MatzoBall in Miami Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach
Dec 29 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl

January 2019
Jan 4 – 6 South Beach Jazz Festival
Jan 7 – 11 National YoungArts Week
Jan 9 2nd Annual Broward County Wine Dinner to benefit Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Programs
Jan 10 Holiday Hangover at the Historic Stranahan House Museum
Jan 10 – 13 Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair presented by Art Miami
Jan 10 – 24 Miami Jewish Film Festival
Jan 12 National YoungArts presents the YoungArts Backyard Ball
Jan 12 & 13 2019 Ice Cream We Love to benefit Jackson Health Foundation
Jan 12 & 13 68th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art
Jan 19 Be A Voice Gala to benefit Voices For Children Foundation
Jan 20 22nd Annual Brunch for the Animals hosted by the Humane Society of Greater Miami
Jan 20 Chopin Salon Series – Margarita Shevchenko Prize Winner of the Cleveland and Chopin International Piano Competitions
Jan 26 Gala in the Garden hosted by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Jan 26 2019 Golden Angels Gala hosted by Jackson Health Foundation
Jan 31 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents Splendor in the Garden

February 2019
Feb 1 – 3 26th Annual Miami International Map Fair presented by HistoryMiami Museum
Feb 2 2019 Dinner & Auction to benefit Kristi House
Feb 2 Gathering of Hearts Gala to benefit The DeMoya Foundation
Feb 2 10th Anniversary Gala hosted by Latinos Salud
Feb 2 JAFCO Gala hosted by JAFCO’s Mom Squad
Feb 4 Raider Challenge Golf Tournament hosted by Gulliver Schools
Feb 5 The Porto Vita Celebration of Life Annual Dinner hosted by American Friends of Magen David Adom
Feb 7 VeritageMiami Craft Beer Tasting hosted by United Way of Miami-Dade
Feb 8 Americans for Immigrant Justice hosts its 23rd Annual Awards Dinner
Feb 9 10th Annual Tour of Kitchens presented by Coral Gables Community Foundation
Feb 9 2019 Miami City Ballet Gala
Feb 9 Lori Brenner Scholarship Fund Gala to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
Feb 9 “Art & Soul,” the 6th Anniversary Celebration of the Fund for African American Art, hosted by PAMM
Feb 9 47th International Polonaise Ball hosted by The American Institute of Polish Culture
Feb 9 37th Annual Miss Carnaval Miami hosted by Kiwanis of Little Havana
Feb 10 Polonaise Ball Sunday Brunch hosted by The American Institute of Polish Culture
Feb 12 The Main Event to benefit Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Feb 16 Chopard presents “Diamonds are Forever Gala to benefit Paws4You Rescue
Feb 16 Celebration of Survival Fashion Show hosted by the American Heart Association
Feb 23 The For the Love of Learning Gala to benefit Foundation for New Education Initiatives

March 2019
Mar 2 Big Brothers Big Sisters BIG Event Gala
Mar 2 31st Annual Gala hosted by New World Symphony
Mar 2 Educate Tomorrow’s 15th Annual Gala-ry
Mar 2 20th Annual Walk for the Animals to benefit Humane Society of Greater Miami
Mar 2 Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Centers Blue Jeans & Boots Celebration
Mar 2 & 3 21st Annual Carnaval on the Mile hosted by Kiwanis of Little Havana
Mar 6 38th Annual Domino Tournament hosted by Kiwanis of Little Havana
Mar 7 38th Annual Golf Classic hosted by Kiwanis of Little Havana
Mar 8 Carnaval Miami Live Gala hosted by Kiwanis of Little Havana
Mar 9 Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program Gala
Mar 9 PAMM Art of the Party
Mar 9 VeritageMiami Bubbly Brunch hosted by United Way of Miami-Dade
Mar 10 42nd Annual Calle Ocho Festival hosted by Kiwanis of Little Havana
Mar 12 The Preservation Luncheon to benefit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Mar 15 VeritageMiami Interactive Dinner hosted by United Way of Miami-Dade
Mar 16 The Grand Gala presented by Baptist Health South Florida
Mar 16 American Red Cross Ball 2019
Mar 16 Miami Childrens Museum Be A Kid Again Gala and After Party
Mar 16 Miami Bridge Annual Gala
Mar 16 Survivor – 7th Annual Fashion Show & Silent Auction to benefi8t Ovarian Cancer, hosted by Doc It Foundation
Mar 17 Super Sunday to benefit Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Mar 17 Broward Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association
Mar 18 52nd Annual Golf Classic hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
Mar 21 – 23 10th Annual Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend: Vintage Vegas to benefit Little Lighthouse Foundation
Mar 23 2019 Humanitarian Awards Dinner hosted by MCCJ
Mar 30 Design Mix Gala – “Peculiarium” – hosted by the International Interior Designer Association, South Florida Chapter
Mar 30 Diversity Honors Dinner and After Party
Mar 31 15th Annual Deering Seafood Festival
Mar 31 Chopin Salon Series – Andrew Tyson – Winner at the 2015 Gza Anda Competition in Zrich

April 2019

Apr 5 8th Annual Wine Women & Shoes to benefit Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Apr 6 2019 Miami Annual Gala hosted by American Cancer Society
Apr 6 Adrienne Arsht Center’s 13th Annual Gala
Apr 9 MDC Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony hosted by Miami Dade College Foundation
Apr 11 6th Annual Palm Beach Wine Dinner to benefit Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Programs
Apr 11 Spring Fling hosted by Locust Projects
Apr 12 Pineapple Jam: A Party in Paradise for Preservation to benefit the Historic Stranahan House Museum
Apr 13 Spring Fling to benefit Locust Projects
Apr 18 29th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction hosted by Actors’ Playhouse
Apr 18 Gulliver Gala
Apr 27 Branches 16th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner
Apr 27 Pawpurrazzi hosted by Humane Society of Greater Miami
Apr 27 Art From The Heart Event hosted by Family Resource Center of South Florida
Apr 28 AIDS Walk Miami to benefit Care Resource

May 2019
May 1 8th Annual Magnolia Luncheon hosted by United Way of Broward County’s Women United
May 2 Honeyshine’s Hats Off Luncheon “Know Your Purpose – Speak Your Truth”
May 4 3rd Annual Celebration of Science benefiting the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
May 4 2019 American Cancer Societys Celebration Gala hosted by American Cancer Society in Fort Lauderdale
May 8 13th Annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon hosted by Kristi House
May 11 Inaugural Blue Gala hosted by Blue Missions to benefit the world water crisis
May 13 Dinner at Joe’s hosted by Informed Families
May 16 Shop & Stroll at Merrick Park hosted by Coral Gables Community Foundation
May 18 20th Anniversary Gala celebrated by Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC)
May 18 17th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala benefiting St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
May 19 Malnik Garden Party hosted by Nancy & Al Malnik honoring Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida “Lifetime Benefactors”

June, July + August 2019
Jun 16 Fishing Tournament hosted by Kiwanis of Little Havana
Jul 12 – 14 Latinx Theatre Commons

And dates set for next season
Sep 7 Arts Launch presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 20 Orange Bowl Food and Wine Celebration presented by Florida Blue
Oct 5 “Cirque de Success” – 25th Anniversary Party hosted by Suited for Success
Oct 11 The Biltmore Ball to benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation – Windsor Wonderland
Oct 23 PAMM’s Corporate Luncheon
Oct 26 Locust Projects’ Smash & Grab
Nov 1 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon hosted by Association of Fundraising Professionals
Nov 2 25th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball
Nov 4 Florida Foster Care Reviews 14th Annual Claws for Kids Luncheon
Nov 9 Inaugural Annual Fundraising Event to benefit Goodwill Industries of South Florida
Nov 9 Guitars Over Guns “Choose Your Sound” Benefit Concert
Nov 15 10th Anniversary Women of Distinction & Caring Luncheon hosted by Plaza Health Foundation
Nov 15 Wine Auction at the Venetian Pool to benefit Coral Gables Community Foundation
Nov 17 RASG Hebrew Academy Gala
Nov 23 The 63rd Annual Vizcaya Ball
Nov 23 Party Like It’s 1939 – Coral Gables Then and Now hosted by Coral Gables Museum
Dec 7 20th Annual Hope for All Gala hosted by Camillus House
Dec 15 Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée hosted by Miami City Ballet
Dec 30 86th Capital One Orange Bowl
Jan 25, 2020 90th Diamond Jubilee Celebration hosted by Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Feb 8, 2020 25th Anniversary Gala hosted by Kristi House
Feb 8, 2020 Moon Over Morikami Gala to benefit Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Feb 15, 2020 PAMM’s Art & Soul Celebration
Feb 29, 2020 Miami Children’s Museum’s Be A Kid Again Gala and After-Party
Mar 7, 2020 Art of the Party hosted by Perez Art Museum Miami
Mar 10, 2020 The 12th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon
Mar 14, 2020 Miami City Ballet’s Annual Gala
Apr 18, 2020 FIU Alumni Association’s 18th Annual Torch Awards
Apr 25, 2020 10th Annual Auction: Uncork & Unwind hosted by Camillus House
Apr 25, 2020 The Gulliver Gala
Dec 5, 2020 21st Annual Hope for All Gala hosted by Camillus House

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