The accommodating staff at K Cleaners––an environmentally conscious dry-cleaning service committed to making sullied duds sparkle once more––expertly expurgates stains in clothing of all cuts and sizes. Fabrics inhale wafts of nontoxic air as they swiftly pass through an advanced cleaning facility designed to protect them from the suffocating waters of the average spin-cycle. Professionals trained in alternative cleaning techniques can capably restore a wide range of vestments, from tuxedo suits ($16.95) inexplicably worn to paintball matches to ties ($3.50) fashioned into zip lines for harrowing escapes from drab dinner parties. Pants ($6.49) stained by scalding coffee return to their owners after a cool blast of cleanliness, and sweaters ($6.99) take a refreshing breather between back-to-back holiday parties. For $1 extra, cleaners will tackle notoriously delicate materials such as linen, silk, and rayon.
A fund-raising event for The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, Rocks for Education aims to draw audiences with a family-friendly mix of music, comedy, and more. Emmy winner and Local 10 News anchor Laurie Jennings will serve as the event's emcee, and stars David Henrie of Wizards of Waverly Place and Drake Bell of Drake & Josh will engage spectators with songs, comedy, and other unmimed entertainments. Performances by local dance teams and American Idol contestant Symphony Music Howlett will add to the rhythmic stew, making the event more melodic than a Broadway musical about Mozart and the pianos who loved him. The evening's beneficiary, The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, bolsters learning for little ones with advocacy, parent/teacher training, and resources such as a demonstration school.
The Miami Wine & Food Festival shares a litany of libations and local eats with curious sommeliers and gourmands. The chic, outdoor Taste & Toast event introduces gustatory glands to wines from around the world. As taste buds hobnob with fruit and oak notes, guests intermingle with one another while snacking on gourmet treats from local restaurants and listening to the bluesy sound of the Jay Blues Band. Winesplorers can stick around after the tasting for a Glenfiddich “Music to Drink Whiskey By” after-party at 9 p.m., where a DJ and whiskey-tamer rest on hand to answer questions and dispel myths about using whiskey as cologne.
Catalonia Cleaners offers a menu of services to oust gunk from treasured threads. Expert textile technicians can expunge dirt from dresses ($12+), un-sully skirts ($6), defilthify men's business shirts ($3), or rejuvenate suits ($12) after under-the-table negotiations in exceptionally dusty boardrooms. Meanwhile, wedding-dress preservation services help retain your nuptial gown's opulent shimmer without the hassle of cryogenic garment-freezing procedures. With today’s deal, residents of Coral Gables and South Miami can arrange to have their garments picked up and returned liberated of grime at no extra charge.