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10th Annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes Fashion Show & Luncheon

Friday, May 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 10th Annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” Fashion Show and Luncheon features a cocktail reception, a spectacular silent auction, followed by lunch, a runway fashion show of vintage and contemporary fashions by Mayda Cisneros, and a celebration of this year's outstanding women. Being honored are: Maria Carvalho, Bonnie Crabtree, Lourdes Lopez, Lisa Luthoff-Perlo, Claudia Puig, Jennifer Montoya, Jennifer Starr Perez and Michelle Suskauer. The Trish Bell Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Katherine Fernandez-Rundle. Luncheon Chairs are Brigid Samole, Bronwyn Miller and Migna Sanchez-Llorens, and Honorary Chairs are Trish and Dan Bell. Hosted by Womenade, a group of women committed to the mission of increasing awareness and critical funds for the women and children residing at Chapman Partnership. Tickets prices start at $200.

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
305-329-3081 Betty Galan
bgalan@ChapmanPartnership.org


 

The Lion King

Last week of performances! Ends May 26

Disney’s The Lion King makes its triumphant return to the Arsht Center! More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Lion King brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Ticket prices range from $25 - $165. Performances are Tuesdays - Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 and Sundays at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722
www.arshtcenter.org 


 

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Full Moon Over Miami River Cruise

Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy an entertaining and relaxing ride on the Miami River with HistoryMiami Museum’s resident historian, Dr. Paul George, as he recounts the history of Miami. Learn the story of the Miami River from the late 19th century and hear tales of the area’s earliest known inhabitants, the Tequesta, as you cruise through Miami’s Downtown. See hidden neighborhoods and little-known sites.Ticket includes complimentary pass to HistoryMiami Museum. Museum members: $50, non-members: $60, children 12 & under: $25. Light snacks and drinks available for purchase from Island Queen Cruises.

Island Queen at Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-375-1492 
www.historymiami.org


 

Hurricane Day at Frost Museum!

Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore the science of hurricanes just in time for the start of hurricane season. Hurricanes are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. At Hurricane Day, discover the ingredients needed for hurricanes to form and strengthen, the process of hurricane forecasting, the latest research being conducted regarding hurricanes, and most importantly, how you and your family can be prepared if a hurricane were to impact South Florida this hurricane season. Normal admission fees apply.

Frost Science Museum
1101 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
www.frostscience.org


 

Opening of Zhao Gang: History Painting

Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

Zhao Gang, a key figure in the development of Chinese contemporary art, illustrates in this exhibition the radically multicultural aspects of his art and identity. The youngest member of the Stars Group—China's first modern art movement—Gang left China in 1983 to study, live, and work in Europe and the United States. The exhibition serves as a critical re-reading of the history of contemporary art both in the East and the West and will allow museum visitors to experience the artist's work hung salon style in a 130-square-foot “apartment” built within the exhibition gallery and learn more about this format that mimics the 1980s phenomenon of “apartment art.” On view through January 5, 2020.

Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-375-3000
www.pamm.org 


 

The Secret World Inside You

Saturday, May 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Your body is brimming with microbes—trillions of them. Discover the human microbiome—the vast community of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that call our bodies home—in The Secret World Inside You, a new special exhibition on view at Frost Science through September 8. Presented locally by Nicklaus Children's Hospital, The Secret World Inside You uses larger-than-life models, computer interactives, videos, art installations and a live presentation to explore the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and understand the inner workings of our bodies.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-434-9600
frostscience.org/secrectworld
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The Hyundai Air & Sea Show

Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This National Salute to America’s Heroes is presented by Hyundai as a patriotic two-day celebration designed to pay tribute, honor and support military and first responders. The event combines The Greatest Show Above the Earth with the Music Explosion,a concert on the sands and countless interactive displays. The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels will headline the show, and FloRida will perform an hour concert as part of the music concert on Sunday from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Viewable along Ocean Drive or purchase tickets online to the Beach Club/Show Center - $30.00 for Sat; $45 for all day Sun and $25 for concert only.

 

Free Family Fest - Step Afrika!

Saturday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Step Afrika! is the first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The company began in 1994 as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa and has expanded to become an international touring company presenting performance, residencies and workshops worldwide. Admission is free but First-Access Passes are required for all performances. Passes are available by phone or online - limit four per person. Seating is first come-first served.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722
www.arshtcenter.org 


 

More Interesting Events this Week in South Florida

Friday, May 17 - Viernes de Tertulia / Literary Fridays
Saturday, May 18 - Saturday, May 18 - Free Art Museum Day
Friday, May 18 - Kurt Elling Quintet
Sunday, May 19 - Andrew Li, a Laureate of 2017 Hilton Head Int'l Piano Competion
Sunday, May 19 - An Operetta Fantasy
Tuesday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 21 - History Happy Hour: Fort Lauderdale in the Roaring 20s
Beginning June 5 - Lychees in The Redlands
Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25 - 25th Coconut Grove Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, May 25 - Where The Oceans Meet Opening Reception