Green Book Club

The Green Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month to discuss the previous month’s read. This month’s discussion is on The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert, rated one of the Best books of 2014 by the New York Times (make time for this selection... over 300 pages). Join the group for a discussion about non-fiction and fiction books concerning food, health, and human ecology. The club always welcomes new members. Come introduce yourself and enjoy the conversation.

Green Book Club

The Green Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month to discuss the previous month’s read. This month’s discussion is about The Survival of The Bark Canoe by John McPhee (114 pages, plus detalied illustrations) The story tells of the building of these birch bark canoes and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in these graceful survivors of Native American technology. Next month's read is The Sixth Extinction, An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Green Book Club

The Green Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month to discuss the previous month’s read. This month’s discussion is about Reginald Ferrar: A Rage for Rock Gardening by Nicola Shulman. This book is about the eccentric English plant finder at the turn of the 20th C.( 128 pages). Get ready to read next month's selection, The Survival of the Bark Carnoe by John McPhee. Join the group for a discussion about non-fiction and fiction books concerning food, health, and human ecology. The club always welcomes new members.

Shortcuts by City Theatre

City Theatre’s highly acclaimed educational outreach tour, Short Cuts is a fresh, dynamic, engaging educational product that addresses issue of self-esteem and bullying through music, song and short drama. Performed by a company of top South Florida professional artists, each performance is followed by a post-show discussion hosted by the show’s Director (and City Theatre’s Assistant Artistic Director) Mcley Lafrance. The plays and the post-show discussions act as spring boards further addressing relevant issues affecting youth today. 

Comedy Night presented by Arts at St. Johns

What happens when Jewish, Muslim, and Christian comedians are forced to share a stage? You'll have to come and find out! M.C. Ralpy Love will be joined by Brian Kirk, Frannie Sheridan, and Jamal Hatter for a hilarious evening centered around the cultures and religions of La Convivencia. Four comedians – each comes from a different tradition & culture, sharing the joys, challenges and laughs of living in a polyglot, multi-cultural America.

$15, price includes refreshments, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages.

 

Du Jardin a La Table

Sample and enjoy culinary creations, wines and beers from celebrity restaurants and gourmet shops.  Enjoy cooking demos presented by Les Dames Miami and a fabulous rafflle benefitting Les Dames Miami scholarship programs.  Reservations and tickets available at lesdamesmiami.org or by calling 877.467.7725.

South Beach Chamber Ensemble Concert: Made in America

Anna Hersey joins us for songs by  Lee Hoiby: Lady of the Harbor, Where the Music Comes, and Sonnets and Soliloquies by William Shakespeare. Hoiby (1926-2011) was an American composer and classical pianist. Best known as a composer of operas and songs, he was a disciple of composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Our violinist, Luis Fernandez, will arrange several of the songs for his wife, Anna, and the string quartet.

Burning Man Art & Movie Showing FUNdraiser

Interested in Burning Man art? Dancing til dawn? Pop-up Movie night? Eargasmic music? Meeting Burners? Come to the shenanigastic Love Burn Precompression Party/FUNdraiser. Support bringing large-scale interactive art to South Florida’s beachfront burn. Friday, January 9th from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Afterparty 11 p.m. to close, Do Not Sit on the Furniture hosts the official afterparty. Tickets at www.TheLoveBurn.com.

Toastmasters Weekly Meeting

To polish your professional presentations, engage in social circles with greater ease, or champion a community cause, effective communication is essential. Toastmasters is an international non-profit organization with nearly 235,000 members. No matter what your experience, you will take something of value away from each meeting. Guests are always welcome to attend for free. Come find out what makes or breaks a great speech. To learn more, visit the Miami Beach Toastmaster's website.

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