It’s a family-friendly country hoe-down Pinecrest-style at our 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, February 6th, however, this year’s ICS (International Chili Society) sanctioned event will determine the Florida State Chili Champion — making it a food-favored event you won’t want to miss.
Live country music band, line-dancing, mechanical bull riding, Heat Dancers, a delicious selection of food, chili sampling. Games and prizes provided by our media partner WKIS-FM Radio and craft beers from our sponsor, Wynwood Brewery. You can even enter an old fashioned hands-tied-behind- your-back, pieeating contest.
Though this event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and the primary competition is for professional chili cooks, we will also be hosting an amateur cook-off. So if you happen to be a home-grown chili master with a secret family recipe, it’s not too later to enter!
Visit our website at pinecrestgardens.org for information on participation and your application. The event runs from noon until 4:00 p.m., general admission is $5 (children under 2, Pinecrest Gardens Members and active military enter the festival free of charge. Featured Entertainment for Children Nature Film Night presents…
Born to be Wild
Friday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.
Everything a family movie should be: touching, funny and inspiring
— Nell Minow Chicago Sun Times.
Join us for a screening of Warner Brother’s exquisite film Born to be Wild to experience an inspired story of love, dedication and the bond between humans and animals. This film will transport the audience into the lush rainforests of Borneo where we follow the story of orphaned orangutans and elephants and their daily interactions with the people who have rescued them. Oscarwinner Morgan Freeman narrates with Dre Fellman as producing artist. We also invite you to join us in the hibiscus room in the hour before the film to meet our community experts! Hands on exhibits will be displayed by The Zoological Society of Florida, Save the Chimps Florida, The Center for Great Apes and Maderas Rainforest Conservancy. Learn about great apes from these incredible experts! Save the Chimps will be accepting donations for their chimpanzee family, including items such as paper towels, laundry detergent, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, peanut butter and plastic toys. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with exhibits beginning at 7:00 p.m. followed by the movie at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 at the door.
Family Friday presents…
Penguins of Madagascar
Friday, February 5, 8:00 p.m.
The pacing is so zany, the jokes are so rapid-fire and the sight gags are so inspired that it’s impossible not to get caught up in the infectious energy of it all.
— Christy Lemire RogerEbert.com
Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in global espionage joining forces with undercover organization, The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it. A fabulous time for the entire family including fresh popped popcorn, soft drinks, hot dogs, and other delicious snacks. For inquiries about our Movie Birthday Parties call the office, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 305-669-6990.
Orchestra Miami presents…
Babar the Elephant
Sunday, February 7, at 2:00 p.m.
The beloved story of Babar the Elephant told in English and Spanish and illustrated with gorgeous music by French composer Francis Poulenc is performed by Orchestra Miami under the artistic direction and baton of Elaine Rinaldi. Cookies and juice served at all the concerts! Single Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for children (up to age 17) and will be sold at the admissions booth the day of the show. For advance single ticket sales and more information, call 305-274- 2103
Community Foundation of Pinecrest presents…
Jazz in the Gardens Saturday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m.
The Community Foundation of Pinecrest’s mission is to raise money to support the arts in Pinecrest Public Schools, and they are pleased to announce their 5th Winter Fundraiser to take place on January 30th. A professional band organized and led by Singer – Songwriter, Dani Driggs, will be joined by young musicians from Palmetto Elementary School led by their Maestro, Oliver Diez. There will be a special appearance by Jazz Vocalist and Actress, Brenda Alford and up and coming musician, Johnny Rez. Latin Grammy Award Winner, Dr. Ed Calle, will once again perform with the band. All proceeds will benefit Palmetto Elementary School’s music program. Your support is greatly appreciated. Ticket prices are $45.00 for adults and $35 for children. The event will feature a pre-event cocktail hour beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Hibiscus Room. Concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens. Please contact Paul Sasso of the Community Foundation of Pinecrest at 305-234-2586 for sponsorship and/or ticket information.
Gardens Gallery presents…
Green Life by Manena
Born in Medellin, Colombia Manena’s work has been called Pura Naturaleza Viva (Pure Living Nature). Her use of colors, shadows and figures make her artworks a gift to the observer. She has exhibited her art from the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris to the ArtExpo in New York. Manena was named Prominent Colombian Abroad by the Colombian Foreign Ministry in 2013. Manena will be on exhibit with her exhibit Green Life show in the Gardens Gallery through February 21. The exhibition is free and open to the public.