Selected Calendar Events for the Week of August 18, 2005

THU 18In Miami there are as many varieties of ceviche as there are nationalities: traditional Peruvian, spicy Mexican, and inspired Floridian, among others. There are several ways to serve the pickled seafood dish as well. Some serve it in little dishes, some in shot glasses. At Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill (3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove), they serve it in an elegant ceramic ladle. Whether you're a ceviche newcomer or a seasoned seafood veteran, Jaguar's Thirsty Thursdays is a delicious deal. For $15 you can enjoy five wines and five ceviches. Savor Asian yellowfin tuna, which combines ginger, soy sauce, cilantro, and roasted jalapeños. Sample tiger shrimp "Nuevo" for a taste of fresh tarragon, French mustard, and shallots. Stay for dinner and the price of admission entitles you to ten percent off your check. Have an exotic culinary adventure tonight from 7:00 to 8:30. Call 305-444-0216, or visit www.jaguarspot.com. (PEGY)

FRI 19Rainbeau Mars is a yoga instructor to the stars. And yes, that is her real name. "I was born in a tepee, and there was a double rainbow in the sky on the day I was born," she explains. The blissful instructor teaches celebs like David Duchovny, Woody Harrelson, and Owen Wilson. To promote her newest video collection, Yoga for Beauty, Mars will give demonstrations and introduce Miamians to the concept of eating for beauty, which doesn't automatically mean sacrificing your favorite things. "We include raw chocolate and raw ice cream -- foods that are vegan that allow you to nourish and enjoy every aspect of your life," she says. This evening at 6:30 you can meet Rainbeau at the Wild Oats market on South Beach (1020 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-532-1707) for an autograph-signing and a yoga demonstration. On Saturday Rainbeau will offer a free yoga class at 5:00 p.m., followed by a raw food tasting at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Miami Yogashala building, 210A 23rd St., Miami Beach. Call 305-534-0784, or visit www.miamiyoga.com. (PEGY)

SAT 20The movie theater is too cold. The park is too hot. But the pool is just right, and the City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation department is hip to that. This month's Movie in the Park is taking a refreshing splash in the Scott Rakow Youth Center Pool (2700 Sheridan Ave., Miami Beach). "We continually try to come up with new and exciting events to attract the whole family," says facility manager Ellen Vargas. Owing to licensing restrictions, we can't tell you what movie will be shown, but the kind folks at the park will whisper it in your ear if you give them a call. Past family-friendly films shown include Shark Tale and Son of the Mask, just to give you an idea. Grab your water wings and head to the pool tonight at 8:00. Admission and popcorn are free, and other snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food, coolers, or pets please. Call 305-673-7730, or visit www.miamibeachfl.gov. (LO)

SUN 21There is more to life than macaroni and cheese and Froot Loops, although you wouldn't know it by observing the eating habits of most toddlers. Today the Simon Kidgits Club at Dadeland Mall (7535 N. Kendall Dr., Kendall) is joining forces with Radio Disney to present Feelin' Groovy, a free "Health and Swellness" event to promote healthy living habits in a fun and interactive way for children ages two to twelve. There will be live entertainment, games, and prizes, in addition to the Red Octane's "In the Groove" Dance Station and the Cabbage Patch Kids Doll/Child Medical Station, where your dolly can get a checkup. Parents can also pick up tips and product samples at the Mom's Resource Center. Teach those children well today from noon to 4:00. Call 305-665-6226. Visit www.simonkidgitsclub.com for more information about joining the club. (LO)

MON 22Buck Fever, a new play by the Promethean Theatre's playwright-in-residence, Juan C. Sanchez, promises to be a dark tour de force that explores sex, relationships, and family secrets. At today's auditions local thespians can try out to play Mary Jen (an all-American Midwestern girl), Gabriel (an earnest Hispanic-American guy), Aaron (Mary Jen's stepfather), or Estelle (Mary Jen's middle-age mother). "The actors have to be willing to go to some very ugly and scary places. This play is not one of those happy, tap-dance sort of shows," says Deborah Sherman, producing artistic director of the company. If you're seeking a juicy, edgy, paid acting gig, bring a headshot and resumé, and come prepared with a two-minute contemporary monologue to GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Auditions will take place this evening between 5:00 and 10:00. Call 786-317-7580, or e-mail theprometheantheatre@yahoo.com to make an appointment. (PEGY)

TUE 23If you were thinking Miami has the corner on fancy pastel Art Deco buildings, you would be wrong. Case in point: New Zealand. Its city Napier is well-known for its Art Deco architecture, and those same curling flourishes and sleek beauty can be discovered in other regions of the land of the Maori. Enthusiasts can learn more at New Zealand Art Deco: It's More than Just Napier, a free lecture and reception hosted by world traveler, photographer, and architecture buff Jack Johnson. This evening at 7:00 come to the Art Deco Welcome Center Auditorium, 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Call 305-672-2014, or visit www.mdpl.org. (PEGY)

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