Ability Explosion Week 2011 Featuring: “Lights Out Miami” October 19th – 23rd

When: Wednesday October 19th – Sunday October 23rd
Where: Miami Beach

ABILITY EXPLOSION is a week long series of special events held in historic Miami Beach and created for the enjoyment of the entire community. From “Lights Out Miami”(A Dining in the dark experience) to the 5k Run, the mission is to celebrate the ABILITIES of people living with Disabilities, encourage their acceptance by the community at large and promote innovations that will improve their lives.

How would it feel not to be able to see the food you’re about to eat? How to know where your plate is – too far, too close? Find out during our amazing dining in the dark simulation.

“Lights Out Miami”is a unique simulation that teaches people what it’s like to experience the tastes, the sounds and the energy of a great restaurant without ever seeing it. Everyone from the guests to the wait staff will face their own challenge when discovering how they would adapt to losing their sense of sight in a dynamic environment.

Lights Out Miami will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2011 with many restaurants, that will offer multiple course wine paired dinners in the dark. Here is the list of the participating restaurants :
The Dining Room
660 At The Angler’s
City Hall
Red The Steak House
Books & Books
Kork Wine & Cheese

Here is a list of events for Ability Explosion week:
For more information reguarding pricing and a full list of events please visit the Ability Explosion website.

Friday October 14th, 8:30 AM
White Cane Day Miami Lighthouse
Wednesday October 19TH, 9:00 AM
Ability Explosion Blast-Off Miami Beach Convention Center – Hall D
Wednesday October 19TH, 9:00 AM
Resource & Technology Expo, Art Exhibition and Children’s Programs Miami Beach Convention Center
Wednesday, October 19th, 6pm – 8pm
Sexy-Ability Red Room at the Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Thursday October 20TH, 2011, Evening
“Lights Out Miami” All over Miami and the Beach. See Restaurant Guide for more information
Thursday October 20th, 8:00PM
Takin’ it to the Streets (Street Performers) All around Miami Beach
Friday October 21st, 11:30am
Biz-Ability Luncheon Morton’s Steak House
Friday October 21st, 8pm
Comedy Explosion The Colony Theater
Saturday October 22nd, 7:30am
Ability Explosion 5K Run (10h and Ocean Drive)
Saturday October 22nd, 12:00pm
Ability Explosion / Colusana Wheelchair Basketball Event Scott Rakow Center
Saturday October 22nd, 7:30pm
Fashion Show Extravaganza Location to be announced
Sunday, October 23rd, 1pm – 4pm
AQUABILITY EXPLOSION Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove