Miami Events in October

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October 2, Le Chat Noir, a charity event for homeless cats

This inaugural event is sure to attract hundreds of animal lovers and professionals of all backgrounds.

The Cat Network, along with sponsorship from the ASPCA, is hosting this inaugural event to raise awareness of the escalating crisis of homeless pets, especially cats. Le Chat Noir  takes place at the prestigious Wolfgang Roth & Partners, Fineart gallery in the Design District. The theme will follow the elegance of the black cat, in vintage Hollwood  of black and silver. Attendees are asked to dress in their fine black apparel to celebrate the evening's honoree.

A special debut is the unveiling of Eva Trubetskaya's DEVA swimwear line with a fashion show. Next, a highlight are the black cats that will strut down the catwalk modeling their diamond collars and grace and beauty. Yes many cats are trained to walk on leashes! To top off the event, celebrity guest, Christopher R. Coppola and his biker cat Otto will share their story and mingle with guests.

Some of you may recognize Christopher (brother to Nicholas Cage and nephew to Francis Ford Coppola) from the Animal Planet featuring Christopher and Otto riding a motorcycle. Yes Otto has his own biker seat and goggles! Even his own Facebook page.

Attendees may also participate in a galore of raffle prizes and silent auction items including weekend hotel at resort with round of golf, spa treatments, restaurant gift certificates, and unique artwork.

No adoptable cats will be at the event as there are hundreds of them throughout the different cat adoption centers at local Pet Smart stores and with foster families with the Cat Network, waiting for homes. Click here to find your new best friend.

The plight of homeless cats is at an all-time high due to the recession. Indoor cats dumped into the streets by irresponsible owners. They fight to survive and they multiply, facing a host of dangers and litany of injuries and illnesses. Growing up in the streets is no home for a cat.  This evening will demonstrate the beauty and brains of these incredible creatures. Together we can save them.

October 8-9, Columbus Day Regatta
By Nancy Cooper

Calling all boaters (and everyone who knows a boater). For many of us in South Florida, the event calendar begins with the Columbus Day Regatta. Lots of boaters look forward to the regatta whether they own a sailboat or not, whether they're registered for the race or not. Once you hit the finish line, you'll find everything that floats from mega yacht to inflatable raft serving as party central.

Just a heads up for the sailors who plan to register, you only have until September 26th (Sunday) to register for $75. After that it goes up to $95. And after October 2nd, the prices goes up again to $125. Click here for online entry form.

October 15, "Love, Lust and Faking It", Jenny McCarthy presents her new book
No subject is too intimate for McCarthy, who weighs in on everything from boob jobs and dating to oral sex and threesomes. Like an intrepid anthropologist of love, she seeks out the experts, talking with a matchmaker (Bravo’s Patti Stanger), a therapist (her own), spurned lovers (female and male), and working girls at Nevada’s infamous Chicken Ranch (“I can tell you they have the best legs and breasts in town”) in pursuit of the elusive secrets of the perfect relationship. Whether sharing some peculiar aphrodisiacs from around the world (Mongolian wolf meat, anyone?) or considering astrological compatibility in the bedroom (“Sex with a Scorpio will probably be the best sex you’ve ever had! And I’m not saying that just because I am a Scorpio”), McCarthy keeps a clear eye on the ultimate prize—enduring love (and sex with the lights off).

Your purchase of the book is your entry to this event. Purchase a copy of Love, Lust and Faking It ($24.99 + tax) at any Books & Books location prior to Friday, or AT THE DOOR THAT NIGHT beginning at 6pm. Doors and cash bar open at 6pm. At 7:30pm, Jenny will talk, answer questions and sign books as she turns the lights on for a funny, often wise, and no-holds barred look at the essence of relationships: love and sex. Jenny will be happy to personalize and there is no limit on the number of books she will sign. She will sign (1) article of memorabilia in addition to the book. Candid photos will be allowed.

WHERE: EPIC Hotel; 270 Biscayne Boulevard
WHEN: Friday, October 15, 6pm to purchase books

October 15 -16, 9th Annual Miami International Wine Fair

The Miami International Wine Fair is one of the largest wine tradeshows in America, featuring over 80,000 square feet of exhibit space with nearly 500 producers showcasing more than 1,800 wines from 20 countries. Taste incredible wines and enjoy complimentary bites provided by some of Miami's most talked about restaurants. For $75 p/p per day or $130 for two days, you can savor it all! Or up the ante and purchase VIP tickets ($125 for one day and $220 for two), to access the Grand Tasting one hour early and receive complimentary admission to How to Taste Wine -Objectively, a two-bottle wine pack with an award-winning selection from Rioja and Bordeaux, two professional lead-free crystal wine glasses, no cover and one free drink to all three MIWF after-parties including LIV at Fontainebleau, SET and MOKAI nightclubs. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF).

Miami Beach Convention Center - Hall A
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

October 17, A Day at the Races
Enjoy a day with the ponies to benefit the South Florida SPCA, an organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of horses and other animals. Included are a gourmet lunch, silent auction and raffles. A good cause and fun for everyone! Adults are $50; children 7 to 11 are $15.

Calder Race Course, 4th Floor Clubhouse
21001 N.W. 27th Avenue, Miami

Every Tuesday, Tango Lessons 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 $20/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 Follow them on Facebook. Every week a different theme, a new surprise, and a memorable evening.

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