Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday, October 12

Second Annual Miracle Walk 2008
Join the fun for a one mile walk around coral gables to raise awareness of people with Down Syndrome and their acceptance in society. Registration begins at 7:30am and the walk begins at 9am at Ponce Circle Park at 2801 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Contact Ayleen Llano, Down Syndrome Association of Miami Call: or visit the web site.

Fairchild Presents Bonsai Weekend
Meet up with friends to enjoy the annual Bonsai Society Show and Sale at Fairchild Garden Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens 65 and older, $10 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Call 305-667-1651.

Breakfast And Brunch At Novecento
Enjoy the outdoor patio or have breakfast indoors at Novecento, 121 Alhambra from 8am to 11:30. Brunch is served until 4pm on Sunday, with an extensive kid's menu. Call 305-557-0900.

Sunday Brunch At The Biltmore
Enjoy a stunning display of fine foods at the Biltmore's Fountain Restaurant from 10am to 2pm as you're literally surrounded by the most elaborate spread of gourmet items in South Florida. This bountiful buffet features seafood and caviar, carved meats, made-to-order omelets, sushi, pastas, salads, tapas, quiches, artisanal cheeses, specialty dishes, a chocolate fountain and endless desserts. Enjoy live music by Juan Areco and his trio. The French champagne is flowing, the service is remarkable and the setting is perfect for entertaining guests and family members for special occasions. Reserve early; it usually sells out in advance. Call 305-913-3202.

Sunday Brunch At The Grape
Enjoy a leisurely brunch at the Grape at the Village of Merrick Park from 11:30am to 3pm with complimentary tastes of rare wines from the four corners of the world. Call 305-444-WINE.

Free Sunday Tours Of The Biltmore Hotel
The Biltmore Docents, members of Dade Heritage Trust, offer a free walking tour of the Historic Biltmore Hotel each Sunday at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm, starting in the upstairs lobby by the front desk. When available, they take you to the 13th floor where the murder took place that created the ghost of the Biltmore. These 55 minute tours are free. Call the hotel at 305-445-1926.

Festival Miami: Faculty Composers Concert
Frost School faculty composers Dennis Kam, Ferdinando De Sena, Colby Leider, Lansing McLoskey, Raul Murciano and Thomas Sleeper will present world premieres reflecting cultural values as well as global and local thinking through chamber music and electronic sounds, beginning at 3pm at the Weeks Center. Join these nationally recognized composers as they share their creative methods, musical values and thoughts about the future of music in a pre-concert panel discussion. Call 305-284-4940.

Oktoberfest Continues
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.

Amanda Boyden: Babylon Rolling
From the acclaimed author of Pretty Little Dirty, Amanda Boyden, comes a glittering, gritty, and unflinching story of five families -- black, white, and Indian -- living along one block of Uptown, New Orleans. Told in five achingly real voices, Babylon Rolling (Pantheon, $23.95) is the story of one year on Orchid Street, a place where lives clash and collide, and where the humid air is charged with constant wanting. Offering a bold understanding of human nature and the hidden prejudices we harbor, Babylon Rolling is a powerful portrait of racism in America and a city on the edge of transformation. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 6pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Festival Miami: Evening Of Chopin
Pianist Ning An, winner of the 2000 American National Chopin Piano Competition will be performing music from the zenith of Chopin's composing career, beginning at 6pm in Gusman Hall. Call 305-284-4940.

Nana At Cosford Cinema
Nana (Anna Sten), a woman of the streets, is spotted by noted theatrical producer Gaston Greiner (Richard Bennett) who is so impressed by Nana's beauty that he gives her a part in his latest revue. Almost overnight, Nana is the toast of Paris and a star of the highest magnitude. Fame and fortune bring her little happiness, as two brothers vie for her affections leading to a bitter rivalry that ends in tragedy. The film begins at 6pm at Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom building on UM campus. Cash only. Call 305-284-4861.

Karaoke Night At Titanic
Grab the microphone and sing your favorite songs Sunday evening at Karaoke Night at Titanic, hosted by Boogie Man George with the largest songbook in Miami. Karaoke starts at 9pm at Titanic Brew Pub, 5813 Ponce. Call 305-667-ALES.

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