Looks like it is that time of year again. Many people will gain the inevitable holiday fifteen, host distant family members they really dont want to see, and, of course, spend, spend, spend. All in the spirit of ... wait, what are we celebrating again? Well if you need a reminder, you can find it at Dadeland Mall tonight from 7:30 to 11:00 at the fifth annual Simon Evening of Giving, where the traditional meaning of the holiday meets the contemporary. This private shopping event benefits local charities and features live entertainment, free booze compliments of Bacardi, free food samplings, a celebrity fashion show hosted by Univision 23 personality Pamela Silva, and -- most important -- store discounts! Lucky Brand, Gymboree, Adrienne Vittadini, Godiva, and many of your favorites will offer discounts, while 21st Century Steel Pan, the Salsa Kings, belly dancers, and other acts entertain. Why wait for Black Friday when you can shop in style? Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased at the malls guest services desk. Call 305-665-6227, or visit www.simon.com.
Sun., Nov. 19