March Newsletter
Vol. 6 No. 6 


9th Annual Hearts & Stars Weekend


Thursday, March 15 th through Saturday, March 17 th , 2018. 

To view last year's video and for additional information, please visit:  www.HeartsAndStarsGala.com You can see some of the children and facilities we work with in  LLF's Year In Review . To learn more about LLF's current programming and volunteer opportunities click  here.

Aventura Mall

Aventura Mall is defined by Culture, Style and Taste. The shopping center recently debuted its new three-level expansion wing, highlighted by experiential additions to the Arts Aventura Mall program, including Aventura Slide Tower, a nearly 93-foot-tall spiral structure by artist Carsten Höller, which acts as a towering landmark and an exhilarating slide. The wing also includes the much-anticipated return of Zara, the first Topshop Topman in Florida, Treats Food Hall, and an array of dining destinations. In addition, Aventura Mall features a collection of upscale boutiques, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Fendi, Burberry and more, as well as more than 300 shopper favorites such as Apple, Ted Baker, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.

Aventura Mall is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call (305) 935-1110 or visit online at www.aventuramall.com. Experience the Aventura Slide Tower Mon-Sat 10am-9:30pm and Sunday 12pm-8pm.

Lincoln Road Events

The Zarabanda Salsa Project

MAR 18: 1 - 4PM
The Jean P Jam Reggae

MAR 24: 1 - 4PM
The Felipe Fontanelle Brazilian Project

MAR 25: 1 - 4PM
Idania Alvarez y Yo Soy el Son

Lincoln Road
is an iconic pedestrian district, located in Miami Beach, Florida, that serves as a hub for modern culture-seekers, both local and international. It is home to the New World Center concert hall, historic Colony Theatre managed by resident Miami New Drama company, and ArtCenter/South Florida, a collection of studios and gallery spaces for artists. Lincoln Road also features over 200 designer boutiques, national retail stores and fine restaurants and bars. For additional information, visit us online at http://www.lincolnrd.com .

March Birthdays
03/20 Gene Ruotolo, EPIC
03/21 Alejandra Franco, Anglers Resort
03/22 Kay Cremeens, Honorary Member/Past President
03/25 Guenter Frivert, One Ocean Miami Beach
03/26 Jose Flores, EDITION Residences
03/26 Terrell W Jones, EDITION Residences
03/27 Brenda Santana, 1 Hotel
03/29 Paul Crecq, The Betsy South Beach 
03/30 Antonio Azevedo, Hilton Bentley South Beach 
Carnaval Miami

MAR 15-31
A series of vibrant events celebrating Latin culture and hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, Carnaval Miami includes some great events like Tap That Craft, Cork & Fork food and wine festival, Calle Ocho Festival, Carnaval on the Mile, Miss Carnaval Miami Pageant and more. Ticket prices vary. 
Jazz in the Gardens
MAR 17-18
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL  
The music industry's hottest headliners perform at Hard Rock Stadium for the annual  Jazz in the Gardens  music festival in Miami Gardens. Single day tickets start at $69 in advance and $80 at the door.
Key Biscayne Art Festival
MAR 19-20: 10a-5p
Village Green Park
Key Biscayne, FL
Visit the Village of Key Biscayne for the  Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival  held at the Village Green Park. Browse works of art from paintings and photography to jewelry and ceramics from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Miami Open
MAR 19 - APR 1
Crandon Tennis Center
Key Biscayne, FL
The top tennis players in the world compete at the  Miami Open presented by Itaú  tennis tournament. This is the last year the event will be held at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on Key Biscayne before it moves to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019. Ticket prices vary.
Miami Music Week
MAR 20-25 
Various Locations
Miami, FL
Held annually and overlapping with Ultra Music Festival and Winter Music Conference,  Miami Music Week  attracts thousands of artists and electronic music industry delegates from 70 countries to the Magic City. Clubs and venues across the city host various parties and events.

Ultra Music Festival
MAR 23-25
Bayfront Park
Miami, FL 
The world's best DJs perform at the Ultra Music Festival, an outdoor electronic music festival in Downtown Miami. The biggest names in EDM headline Ultra's main stage, while emerging talents and live artists are found at seven other stages throughout the park. Three-day general admission tickets start at $379.95.
Deering Seafood Festival

MAR 25: 10A - 6P
Deering Estate
Miami, FL
Featuring fresh catches from the sea, chef cooking demos, live music and a family-friendly atmosphere, the  Deering Seafood Festival  offers entertainment for all ages. Tickets start at $20 in advance or $25 at the gate.


Peru vs. Croatia: World Cup Preparation Match
MAR 23: 8PM

Hard Rock Stadium will host an important soccer 
World Cup preparation match between Peru and Croatia on Friday, March 23, 2018. The FIFA World Rankings have Peru ranked 11th in the world and Croatia 17th, and both teams have qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.  Tickets
 start at $55 per person.

Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL
Miami Heat
vs. Denver
MAR 19: 7:30PM

vs. NY Knicks
MAR 21: 7:30PM

vs. Cleveland
MAR 27: 8:00PM

vs. Chicago
MAR 29: 7:30PM

vs. Brooklyn
MAR 31: 8:00PM

American Airlines Arena 
601 Biscayne Blvd 
Miami, FL 33132  

Florida Panthers
vs. Edmonton
MAR 17: 2:00PM

vs. Arizona
MAR 24: 7:00PM 

BB&T Center 
1 Panther Pkwy  
Sunrise, FL 33323
Dancing Lessons

MAR 15 - MAR 25
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Dancing Lessons is the story of Ever, a young man with high-functioning autism, who seeks the help of a Broadway dancer to learn enough to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, is recovering from an injury that may end her dancing career. As their relationship unfolds, they're both caught off-guard by the discoveries-both hilarious and heartwarming-that they make about each other and about themselves.

Amadeus Live

MAR 15: 8PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Experience the multi-Academy Award® winning 1984 motion picture Amadeus on a vast HD screen while Mozart's most celebrated works are performed live in-sync by a full orchestra and choir.

Florida Grand Opera: Orfeo
MAR 17-24 
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
The grief-stricken musician and poet Orfeo risks the terrifying depths of the Underworld to bring back his beloved Euridice alive.

Miami Symphony Orchestra: MIAMI POPS 

MAR 18: 6PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
MISO's symphonic feast from the best of Miami from Salsa, Rock, to Tango! 

12th Anniversary Gala: A Celebration of Leadership
MAR 24: 8:30PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
As a highlight of its 12th season, the Adrienne Arsht Center has planned a spectacular evening to celebrate and pay tribute to leadership in the arts.

NuDeco Ensemble Featuring Ben Folds  
MAR 29: 8:00PM 
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Nu Deco will perform the iconic music of Queen and another 21st century composer, Igor Stravinsky, as they explore a suite of the infamous ballet, Petrushka. This performance will also feature one of the major influences of our generation, ranging from pop to classical - singer/songwriter, pianist and producer - Ben Folds!

Shen Yun 

MAR 29: 8:00PM 
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Shen Yun invites you to experience the divine culture of the Middle Kingdom- a stunning visual and emotional experience you won't find anywhere else!

Augusto Soledade Brazzdance Presents: SHADE
MAR 29: 8:00PM 
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Shade is Augusto Soledade's latest full-length work anddelves into identity and identification, the underlying themes for the creation of this contemporary dance piece. Itis created with six dancers and will be accompanied by an original score created by Jessica Muñiz-Collado, and an art installation by Kandy Lopez.

Concerts in South Florida
Casa Tua Cucina

Saks Brickell City Centre
70 SW 7th Street, Miami, FL 33130
Housed inside Saks Brickell City Centre, it features an assortment of Italian and Mediterranean themed fare available for in-house dining, takeout or catering. There is also a market selling home and kitchen accessories as well as Casa Tua private label products.

1929 Purdy Avenue, Miami, FL 33139
Ofa serves a menu of progressive Brazilian cuisine, rooted in tradition but very much representative of the vibrant country's rich, contemporary cuisine. Featuring a colorful, richly-textured design, an indoor bar, lush dining patio and garden lounge, Ofa is a hot new oasis for delicious South American cuisine and gorgeous craft cocktails.

Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill
82 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127
CHARCOAL garden bar + grill, created by Ken Lyon, is an exciting new restaurant concept that brings a unique design and gastronomic approach to Miami's ever expanding culinary scene. Located at The Wynwood Yard, Charcoal is the first full-service restaurant onsite and the only one in Miami to be built completely from modified shipping containers, executed by the talented team at Little River Box Company. Since The Yard is a temporary-use space, these portable and sustainable building blocks provide the perfect architectural solution.  
Getting out of the City

A&A Adventure Horse Trail Rides

Come and relax your mind and escape with A&A Adventure Horse Trail Rides into South Florida's nature from swampy Everglades to trails filled with lush greenery, shady palms, native trees, and superb wildlife viewing. 
Corsa Miami Cycling Tours

From ocean views to local coffee shops, we offer a selection of rides for those who want to see the best of Miami and explore the city from a cyclist's perspective. Choose your private or small group ride.

Night Tour in Everglades

Romantic dinner in the middle of the Everglades, stargazing, wine, ceviche - who could ask for a more unique and romantic night out? 

Knaus Berry Farm
In 1956, brothers Ray and Russell Knaus begain raising strawberries together in the Redland of South Florida. They set up a small roadside stand near the current Knaus Berry Farm location to sell their berries.
Some of their strawberries were sold through a broker who tasted the cookies made by Ray's wife, Barbara. He told her that they were good enough to sell.
Over the years-along with the strawberries-assorted baked goods, vegetables, and ice cream have become available for sale at Knaus Berry Farm. Knaus Berry Farm also has U-Pick strawberries and tomatoes.

Big Cypress Swamp Walk 

Walk into the primordial beauty of Clyde Butcher's world when you participate in a guided eco-swamp tour through the swamps of Big Cypress National Preserve behind his gallery. Marvel at the pristine splendor of natural Florida as you traverse through a rarel seen world, filled with vibrant colors and mysterious sounds. 

Photos Companion

Coming from the Microsoft Garage project, this app's only goal is to make photo transfers from your phone to your PC fast and easy. You just scan a QR code that appears on your computer's screen, choose which photos to beam, and off they go via your Wi-Fi network.


Submit your TripAdvisor reviews to info@sfcaonline.com to be featured in the Maestro. 
SLS Brickell 
But there was one person in particular that stood out and went above and beyond the call of duty, and that was your concierge, Ms. Kefyrah. I called on Saturday with request that normally would take at least 24hrs at other hotels and It was done and in place within 6hrs and before guest check-in. she constantly answer numerous phone calls and text even some after hours. She made it her business to get to know me and my clients and make sure that we were comfortable and very satisfied with the hotel accommodations. Even on her off day she never once gave an attitude for calling her cell about special request for things in and out of the hotel. by the last day of our trip, my client would call and ask me, "hey call Kefyrah and see what she recommends we do today, she awesome. 
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