Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday, October 21

Grandi Marchi Miami 2008: Meet The Winemakers
The best wines of Italy come to The Biltmore Hotel for a full day of tastings and a special dinner for the annual Grand Marchi (the great brands) event. Among this elite group of wineries, some have been family-owned for several generations and up to eight centuries. The Marchese Piero Antinori, whose family has owned the winery since 1188, is the President of the Association. Call 305-937-2488. http://www.istitutograndimarchi.it

Kiwanis Club Weekly Luncheon
Meeting every Tuesday for lunch in Coral Gables since 1926, the Kiwanis Club is a group of civic minded business leaders and residents that give of their time and resources to programs that benefit children, as well as recognizing outstanding public safety professionals in our community. The group meets every Tuesday at noon. Lunch is $18. Visitors are welcome. Call 305-443-3136. http://www.kiwaniscoralgables.org

BRG Group Weekly Luncheon
The Business Referral Group meets every Tuesday from noon to 1:30pm at Anacapri Restaurant, 2530 Ponce to exchange referrals, references and business contacts. Contact Eli Ristine at 305-443-1364. http://www.businessreferralgroup.org

The 2008 Elections And The Future Of American Politic
Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein Mann, senior fellow in governance studies and the W. Averell Harriman Chair at The Brookings Institution, and Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, join their astute minds together again to discuss the presidential candidates, their campaigns, and trends in the current and future American political sphere. The free lecture, starting at 4pm in UM's Storer Auditorium, will be followed by a question and answer session. Reservations are required. Please respond by October 16, as seating is limited. Presented by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Miami. Call 305-284-4094.

Live Music At The Grape
Stop in to your favorite wine bar at the Village Of Merrick Park for a great assortment of wines by the glass or the bottle, plus great food and live music to round out the experience. Now, from 5 to 7pm Monday through Friday, enjoy 2 for 1 glasses of wines in the 1 to 6 category. Meet up with friends at The Grape for a great time every time. Call 305-444-WINE. http://www.yourgrape.com

Shakra Tuesday Specials
Enjoy their beautiful and serene Yoga Studio for Power Abs and Gluteus at all levels from 5:30-6:30pm, and Vinyasa Yoga at beginners level from 6:30-7:45pm. 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. http://www.shakramiami.com

Novecento Presents Wine Tuesdays
Every Tuesday at Novecento, 121 Alhambra Plaza, enjoy 50% off the entire wine list with dinner. Some allocated wines are excluded. Call 305-557-0900. http://www.novecento.com

Havana Nights At The Biltmore
Every Tuesday at the Biltmore's Hotel's poolside restaurant enjoy Havana Night from 6 to 10pm (no passport required) featuring half off all Johnnie Walker cocktails and specialty cigars. The Cascade Poolside Bar & Grill is perched on the edge of the resort's famous 700,000-gallon swimming pool; the continent's largest resort pool. Call 305-445-1926. http://www.biltmorehotel.com

Bierhaus Schnitzel Night
Schnitzel lovers unite on Tuesdays at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus for a special two for one deal on authentic chicken and pork Bavarian schnitzel with Harald's legendary potato salad from 5 to 10pm. Harald also has beer specials before 7pm at 60 Merrick Way. Call 305-774-1883. http://www.bierhaus.cc

Festival Miami: Emerging Young Composers
In the musical universe, fresh faces come with fresh ears; fresh ears tune in the world differently, which creates music that reflects an up-to-date take on the state and future of classical music. This smorgasbord concert of contemporary music has steadily grown in popularity. Experience what's new in the music world up close at Gusman Hall beginning at 8pm. Call 305-284-4940. http://www.festivalmiami.com

Cindy Papale-Hammontree: The Empty Cup Runneth Over
When you meet Cindy Papale-Hammontree, you would never know she's a breast cancer survivor. She's positive, joyful, and incredibly generous in giving her time and energy to something she cares very much about -- informing young women about the real risks of breast cancer. In The Empty Cup Runneth Over: Answers about Breast Cancer from the Experts ($23), Cindy has brought together some of the leading experts in the medical field to offer the latest information about breast cancer -- what to watch for, how to determine when an exam is necessary, and what to do when, in the worst-case scenario, you hear he words "It's malignant." Going beyond just technical information, Cindy has brought together a number of young women to share their personal stories. The Empty Cup Runneth Over is an invaluable guide for all women and a source of inspiration to anyone who has had to deal with the challenges life brings. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

Reggae Night Specials At The Bar
It's Reggae Music Night every Tuesday at The Bar. 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. http://www.gablesthebar.com

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