Friends Come Together To Honor Gold: The Annual Friends Dinner at the Light Box

The place to be on May 8 is at the annual Friends Dinner, which will take place at the new and uber-trendy Wynwood arts space, The Light Box. Presented by the Miami Light Project, the dinner is honoring chairman and CEO of Goldman Properties, Tony Goldman, the force behind the revamped areas of South Beach in Miami and Soho in New York.

It’s safe to say that everything Goldman touches turns to gold, which is why his latest project—The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (which also happens to be the venue for the dinner)—is expected to achieve unparalleled and immediate success as a performance studio when it officially opens in January of 2011.

Thanks to Goldman, as well as a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Light Box will enable the Miami Light Project to establish a year-round performance presence in Wynwood, which is currently thriving as a mecca for the visual arts community.

The crème de la crème in attendance at the Friends Dinner will be treated to performances by Miami-based fusion band ¡MAYDAY! and performance troupe Circ X, will nosh on delicious food courtesy of Thierry’s Catering, and will soak up the ambiance as envisioned by Las Tias, a favorite vintage haunt for in-the-know stylistas.

Individual tickets cost $150 and host levels are priced at $1,000-$10,000. For tickets, call 305.576.4350