Miami Events in July

Sunday, June 27, 2010

July is Miami Spa Month
Pamper your body and spirit with a spa treatment for only $99 at premiere locations.
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July, Tango Lessons Every Tuesday at the Biltmore
Enjoy unequivocal class and elegance and an evening of passion by taking tango lessons at the landmark Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Beginner lessons commence at 9pm-10pm and Intermediate from 8pm-9pm. Cost is $15/person for the class and milonga which starts at 10pm. There is valet parking or free parking on the east lot. Contact the elegant and competitive winner, Monica Llobet at

July 6- 23
July 26 - Aug 3
French Language Summer Camp for Kids
Parents alas a summer camp that fulfills your dream. Like many parents, you want your children to learn a second or third language. And in the summer you want to keep them occupied. Well here you have it! Through Alliance Francaise this isn't your typical classroom language instruction. No monsieur. No Madame! After two hours of language lessons, kids participate in other fun activities but only speaking in French. Hurry to register your kids! Click here for more information.

July, Chocolate Lessons for Kids
Another creative, educational, and tasty way for kids to spend part of their summer is learning to create chocolate at the famous Schakolad Factory in Davie, Florida. Click here for more information.

July 8-11, Babalu
If you've taken my Art Deco Tour then you'll know that Desi Arnaz was discovered in Miami Beach. And now his daughter, Lucy Arnaz (also daughter of iconic American comedienne, Lucille Ball) will perform for four days at the Arsht Center in downtown Miami. An EMMY award-winning actress and Broadway star, Lucy celebrates the music of her legendary father. Songs include all time favorites "Cuban Pete", his signature Conga "Babalu" and the theme song from "I Love Lucy". Special guest star is none other than Desi Arnaz Jr.  Click here for more information.

July 10, Lady Godiva Day at World Erotic Art Museum
Who best to celebrate this erotic beauty than the WEAM in South Beach, the only exclusively erotic art museum in the U.S. Take a guided tour by the founder, Miss Naomi Wilzig and become enchanted with a new art exhibit at its finest. Tour begins at 6pm. Godiva chocolates and wine will be served after the tour.
Admission: $15/person. Click here for more information.

July 11-12, Mango Festival at Fairchild
A favorite annual festival that refreshes and enlightens. The 18th Annual Mango Festival at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens features the mangos of India.  In addition to regular features of lectures, workshops, tree sales, and cooking demonstrations, this year includes new surprises. A mango medic will be on hand to answer your questions about growing or ailing mango trees. Since mangos need mother earth for nourishment, this year the Green Mobility Network is rewarding attendees who ride their bikes to the festival. Receive $5 off the admission for your efforts to go green!

July 13, Bastille Day
Come with friends and families for a traditional celebration at the Alliance Francaise. Live music, cash bar and delicacies for purchase round out the experience.
Click here for more information.

July 20, Egyptian Revival Architecture in America
If you've taken my Art Deco Walking Tour, then you know there is an Egyptian influence as one of the embellishments of Art Deco buildings.  Expanding on that theme, the Miami Design Preservation League is hosting a lecture by Dr. Adrienne von Lates, Director of Education at the Bass Museum of Art, who will illustrate where Egyptian revival architecture and design can be found throughout the US and Europe.

Time: 7pm
Location: Art Deco Welcome Center Lecture Hall in South Beach
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Parking along streets.

July 23, Coco and Igor
A French film (with English subtitles) spotlights the historic romance between Empress Coco Chanel and composer Igor Stravinsky. Buy your tickets early to participate in the wine reception and networking beginning at 5:45pm. Movie starts at 6:45pm. Click here for more information.

July, World Cup Viewing
Watching the games with a crowd of strangers is as exhilirating as going to the movies, but even better when there's a competition! Visit any of these restaurants in Downtown Miami to watch these spirited games with flatscreen TVs, great food, and new friends!
 Blue Martini
 Brickell Capri Pasta & Grill
 Finnegans on the River
 Zucchero (only $3.00 valet parking) ***Christine's favorite ***

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