Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday, October 13 - Columbus Day

Power Yoga Class With Guillermo Gomez
The Biltmore Fitness Center presents a weekly Power Yoga Class each Monday from noon to 1pm with Guillermo Gomez. Call 305-913-3102.

Shakra Monday Specials
Shakra will come to your office or home to administer Chair Massages for a special rate of $75/hour. Visit their beautiful and serene Yoga Studio for Yoga for Lunch at all levels from 12:15-1pm, Body Sculpting at all levels from 5:15-6:15pm, Basic Hatha Yoga at all levels from 6:15-7:30pm, and for Belly Dancing at intermediate level from 7:30-8:30pm. Enjoy their Zen-style and fully equipped locker rooms as well as class props for free. The first class for new students (Florida Residents) is always free at Shakra Relaxation Oasis, 271 Alhambra Circle. Call 305-774-1355.

As Far As The Eye Can See
Enjoy a program on Caribbean Art and Visual Culture at the College of Arts & Sciences Gallery in the Wesley Center, located on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus at 1210 Stanford Drive at 3:30pm. It will feature a lecture by cultural critic Annie Paul of the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Her talk, "Starz Are Born: Entertainment Report (ER) as an Archive of Jamaican Popular Culture," will analyze ER, Jamaica's first television program to showcase the country's renegade popular culture of dancehall. She will discuss how media attention was instrumental in the production of counter-cultural celebrities and in the shaping of mainstream identity and subjectivity in Jamaica. Contact Michelle Ramlagan or 305-284-3829; or Caribbean Literary Studies at

Property Appraiser Candidates Debate
On Columbus Day from 4pm to 5:30pm the Ponce De Leon Business Association of Coral Gables will host a forum for the four Miami-Dade Property Appraiser candidates at the University of Miami BankUnited Center. This free event, open to the public will be held in the Hurricane 100 Room (H-100) of the Coral Gables campus located at 1245 Dauer Drive. Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre will serve as moderator. There is free parking on the East Parking Lot in front of the BankUnited Center. The purpose of this forum is to provide Miami-Dade's electorate more information about all four candidates for this new, elected position. The Property Appraiser will take over an office of over 300 county employees, and be responsible only to the State for his or her actions. It will be the job of the Property Appraiser to see all properties in Miami-Dade are valued fairly according to State Statutes for taxation. In this time of rapidly changing real estate values, the guidance in the Property Appraiser's office will be important for tax rolls and property owners. The candidates are: Pedro Garcia, Real Estate Broker and Professional Property Appraiser; Eddie Lewis, Entrepreneur and former Miami-Dade Corrections Officer; Gwen Margolis, retiring State Senator and Real Estate Broker; James Shedd, retired Senior DEA Agent. For more information about the candidates forum, contact Richard Namon, Program Chairman of the Ponce de Leon Business Association at 305-661-1166.

Martini Monday At The Biltmore Bar
The weekly Martini Monday is an event dedicated to the most chic of cocktails for the choicest of singles at the Biltmore Bar featuring half price Belvedere Vodka, Ciroc Vodka, and Smirnoff Vodka. The hotel's resident expert mixologists have developed a menu of Martinis unlike any other at the Biltmore Bar, 1200 Anastasia, starting at 6pm every Monday. Call 305-445-1926.

Oktoberfest Finale
Meet up with friends to celebrate the annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest celebration at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, continuing through Monday, October 13. The festivities include live music, special Oktoberfest beer from Bavaria and a holiday menu. Call 305-774-1883.

Festival Miami: Giants Of Chamber Music
Friends of Chamber Music present an evening of Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann -- two 19th-century composers who loved small ensembles. Violinists Cho Liang Lin and Adele Anthony, violist Roberto Diaz, cellist William De Rosa and pianist Joseph Kalichstein perform two major works: Schumann: Piano Quintet in E Flat, Op. 44 and Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor. Great artists in their own right, these powerhouse soloists meld into an ensemble that thinks, breathes and performs as one. The event begins at 8pm at Gusman Hall. Call 305-284-4940.

Encounters At The End Of The World At Cosford Cinema
There is a hidden society at the end of the world. One thousand men and women live together under unbelievably close quarters in Antarctica, risking their lives and sanity in search of cutting-edge science. In this visually stunning exploration, director Werner Herzog takes you on a journey to the South Pole, from the National Science Foundation's headquarters on Ross Island to some of Antarctica's most remote and dangerous locales. With a keen eye for the wondrous and sometimes hilarious peculiarities of this icy land's inhabitants, Herzog offers an astounding look at those who have chosen to form a society as far away from society as one can get. The film begins at 8pm at Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Haiti Panel Discussion with The Miami Herald
Participate in a discussion of the current situation in Haiti with Miami Herald editors, reporters and photographers. In the wake of the recent hurricanes that have struck Haiti, Herald staffers who witnessed the devastation share their experience and expertise, including a presentation of gripping photographs at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Acoustic Music Showcase And Wheat Beer At JohnMartin's
John Brown hosts the weekly acoustic music showcase, and special $5 pricing on JohnMartin's Wheat Beer each Sunday evening at JohnMartin's Irish Pub, 253 Miracle Mile. Call 305-445-3777.

Late Night Specials At The Bar
Enjoy 2 for 1 drink specials from 11pm to 1am. Enjoy their selection of 48 bottled beers, 10 great brews on tap and the best comfort food at The Bar, 172 Giralda. Call 305-442-2730.

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