In Miami youre just as likely to hear street-corner conversations in Spanish or Kreyol as you would in English. Regardless of whether you say feliz navidad or joyeux noël, the pleasure of giving Christmas joy is universal. Many children in our sprawling city dont get a visit from Santa Claus, so a unique toy drive has been organized to send some holiday cheer to the needy. Bring a new unwrapped toy to Santos Sangrias Vena Poetica, a trilingual open-mike poetry night held monthly at La Vena del Gusto. Spoken-word heroine Deborah Magdalena-Sama hosts the popular event. Our balanced trilingual thing is really what makes the evening special. Were looking for toys for kids between the ages of ten to eighteen, because those older children are often forgotten, says Magdalena-Sama. There will be free sangria from 7:00 to 8:00.
Wed., Dec. 6, 7 p.m.