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    3rd Annual Haunted Ballet at The Barnacle Historic State Park



    Meet the spirits this Halloween season at the Third Annual Haunted Ballet Friday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 29 at The Barnacle Historic State Park, located at 3485 Main Highway Coconut Grove, FL 33133. Performances begin at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. as well as an encore performance on Oct 29th at 8 p.m.


    Bid a welcome to those from a bygone era who haunt the lands of Coconut Grove. Watch as they dance their stories beneath the moonlit sky and try to escape their tragic endings night after magical night.





    Commissioner Jordan’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration



    Performers dressed in vibrant-colored costumes paid homage to Venezuela and Colombia at Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan’s 11 annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Oct. 20 at Joella C. Good Elementary.

    The multicultural crowd was served dinner which included Spanish dishes such as lechon asado, moro rice, and yuca while attendees enjoyed a performance by Venezuela Danza y Tambor and Puerta De Oro Colombia. Raffles prizes included a golf package for four at Country Club of Miami, a gas card, and a grocery card.





    Wolfson Presents Wolfson Jazz Ensembles, Nov. 7



    Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Arts and Philosophy Department will continue its successful jazz series, Jazz at Wolfson Presents featuring Wolfson Jazz Ensembles, directed by Dr. Michael Di Liddo. Performance is at MDC Wolfson Campus Auditorium, Room 1261, 300 NE Second Ave.

    Three groups comprise the jazz ensembles at Wolfson Campus. The Horace Silver group takes its name from the legendary pianist and composer of 1950s and ’60s jazz. The Blue Note group pays tribute to the famed jazz record label of numerous classic and groundbreaking recordings. Both groups help young jazz musicians develop by presenting a wide range of jazz styles.



    Body Code Fitness: Local Legacy



    It’s 5:30 a.m. and the lights are already aglow at Body Code Fitness in the Falls Industrial Park. Cars start to arrive and the energy begins to rise on another day of building bodies and dreams. Joe Neyra has owned the gym for 19+ years and has been in the fitness business longer than that. A while back the name changed from Falls Fitness to Body Code Fitness as Joe evolved his game from a full-service gym to personal training and classes.




    Featured Restaurant: Cipriani Downtown Miami



    Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner Cipriani Downtown Miami offers also the perfect spaces for the most exclusive private events, with Harry’s Bar classic food and service. This restaurant was opened by fourth-generation Cipriani family members. With chic blue and white interiors inspired by the spectacular waterfront scenery, it offers the level of service, unique atmosphere, Venetian cuisine and exclusive private event spaces that distinguish Cipriani around the world. Total capacity is 400, group capacity is 200, with a private room for groups; Reservations Recommended; Outdoor Dining; L,D.