How can you improve on an International Chili Society sanctioned event with all-day sampling, pie eating contests, line dancing, Heat Dancers performing, beer flowing, two fabulous live country bands, mechanical bull rides and children’s “fun-time” activities? Well, at Pinecrest Gardens we start by bringing the most spectacular Harley-Davidson customized motorcycles in for a first annual Bike Show at the Gardens event giving our spectators two amazing events to judge…People’s Choice Chili and People’s Choice Best Bike in Show. My friends…it does not get any better than that. The event is Saturday, March 23r and it starts at 12:00 Noon and lasts until 5:00 p.m. The admissions? An unbelievable $5. Best entertainment $5 can buy. It’s also our pleasure to give a special shout out to our presenting sponsor, Peterson’s Harley-Davidson and State Farm Insurance, Nick Waddell, Agent for providing the generous prize money to our Firefighter’s Chili Challenge.
Beethoven in the Bowl
If your taste buds lean more towards a heaping of classical fare, then we have the perfect event to appease your musical appetite.
Beethoven in the Banyan Bowl presented by Orchestra Miami returns with an all-Beethoven program, which includes excerpts from Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio and the dramatic Symphony N. 3, Eroica in E Flat Major, Op. 55 featuring Laura Pedersen, Soprano, Jennifer Tipton, Soprano, Matthew Maness, Tenor and Elaine Rinaldi, Artistic Director and Conductor. Join us for this glorious evening of music under the stars on Friday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m. The event is free of charge with a suggested $10.00 donation to Orchestra Miami.
Other happenings at the Gardens
by John David Hawver
Exhibit runs from March 21 through April 28
Free Artist Meet and Greet, Thursday, March 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Miami Dade College presents
Brian Neal & The Venezuela 7/4 Ensemble
Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a concert dedicated to Alzheimer’s Awareness. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 Students and Children are free