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Dancing Lessons

Now through March 25

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present the South Florida premiere of Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain. The play follows the story of Ever, a young man with high-functioning autism, who enlists an out-of-work Broadway dancer to help him survive an awards dinner. Tickets are $50. Performances are Wedsnesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Carnival Studio Theater
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Opening of Avenues of Expression: Street Traditions in Miami

March 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Party on the Plaza with HistoryMiami Museum and celebrate the opening of Avenues of Expression: Street Traditions in Miami. Enjoy music by DJ Le Spam, complimentary drinks by Titos Vodka, live performances, and explore the street traditions that make Miami, Miami! Free for Museum members; $10 for non-members.

HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


PEACE 70 at the Sagamore Hotel

PEACE 70 at the Sagamore Hotel
The Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach celebrated its 70-Year Anniversary, along with The State of Israel and The City of Miami Beach, at the unveiling of its latest exhibit, PEACE 70. The event showcased an inspiring program of live music and culture including an exceptional photo exhibit entitled Passage to Israel curated by Karen Lehrman Bloch, highlighting the beauty of Israel through 20 photographers from all cultures. Also, debuted for the first time in Miami, multi-award-winning artists as part of the Dubi Shiff Art Collection.

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Feast with the Beasts 2018

Friday, March 16 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Zoo Miami Foundation's Feast with the Beasts is one of the most highly anticipated fundraising events on South Florida's social calendar. It provides exotic and delectable tastings from some of South Florida's premium restaurants, caterers and eateries. Guests will be delighted with libations from open bars, wild animal encounters, live entertainment with a flair, a Hookah lounge, and sights and sounds that will transport them around the world. The 2018's Feast with the Beasts - "Taste of the Tropics," will allow guests to party in style and celebrate the international and tropical flavors of Miami. Tickets for the After-Party (10 p.m. to midnight) are $150; the Main Event (8 p.m. to midnight) are $250; and $500 per person for the VIP Party (7 to midnight). The VIP Party includes access to The Beastkeeper Lounge as well as admission to the Main Event.

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami


Comic Cure: The Funny Faces of Rock

Friday, March 16 at 8:30 p.m.

Michael Mack's songs and standup comedy routines have been heard on radio stations across the country including "The Bob And Tom Show" and "XM Radio." He has appeared on ABC's "The Next Best Thing" and "America's Funniest People." He brilliantly uses music, light, impressions, and parodies to create an amazingly funny show. Tickets for the performance are $20.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Black Box Theater
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay



Luck of the Lilies Luncheon

Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.,m

The Gilded Lilies, an auxiliary group of Easter Seals South Florida will host their Luck of the Lilies Luncheon. The day begins with cocktails and silent auction at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon, raffles and fashions by Chicos. Get the in the St. Patty spirit and wear something green! Tickets are $50.

The Rusty Pelican Restaurant
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne.
786-412-6334 (Shelley Daniel-Rutherford)


Orfeo ed Euridice

March 17 - March 24

Florida Grand Opera will present Orfeo by Christoph Willibald Gluck. A wife must enter the Underworld to discover the depth of her husband's devotion. Gluck's masterpiece is most famous for its immortal aria, "Che faro senza Euridice." The grief-stricken musician and poet Orfeo risks the terrifying depths of the Underworld to bring back his beloved Euridice alive. For years, the role of Orfeo was the specialty of mezzo-sopranos, but FGO has cast one of today's most dazzling countertenors, Anthony Roth Costanzo. Performances are Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.; and Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $229.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
800-741-1010 (Box Office)


ShamROCK in the Park

Saturday, March 17 from 2 to 9 p.,m.

The American Cancer Society is hosting its first ShamROCK in the Park offering a day filled with music, food, arts and crafts, and family activities while supportinh the organizations mission of save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Artists entertaining include Ricky Valido, The Remyz, VIX Band along with local bands and schools. Celebration of cancer survivors at 5 p.m. and Luminaria at 8:30. A benefit for ACS Relay for Life of South Dade.

Coral Reef Park
7895 S.W. 152nd Street, Palmetto Bay


2018 Be A Kid Again Gala

Saturday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Miami Children's Museum's Annual Be a Kid Again Gala is one of the most highly anticipated events in South Florida. Chaired by Jennifer and Gabriel Montoya, the most fun event of the social season will be held at Soho Studios in Wynwood and feature live entertainment and distinct culinary delights. By being a kid again for a night, you support the Museum's goals of providing educational facilities and programs to every child in the community. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Soho Studios
136 N.W. 1st Avenue, Wynwood
305-373-5437 ext.142 (Hannah Hausman)


PAMM Art of the Party Gala

Saturday, March 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Perez Art Museum Miami's (PAMM) largest fundraiser of the year features three exclusive experiences that showcase the world-class museum's unique architecture and celebrate Miamis position as an international art capital. Join cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders and arts supporters at Miamis flagship art museum for an unforgettable evening. Guests can choose their level of participation, ranging from the Chef's Table seated dinner to the Supper Club lounge to the Remix after'party. The Chef's Table will be set on PAMM's East Portico, which will be transformed for an exceptional dining experience under the stars, featuring the most delectable dishes. Call for Chef's Table ticket prices. Supper Club guests can dance and dine in PAMM's special exhibition galleries with live entertainment and delicious dishes. Purchase tickets ($750 per guest or $1,500 per couple) or reserve your own private lounge with bottle and butler service ($10,000 seating for 10). Following dinner, Chef's Table and Supper Club guests will continue the festivities on the museum's waterfront terrace for dessert and dancing at the Remix after-party. Tickets for the after-party are $125 per guest.

Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Children's Resources 40th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Children's Resources will host their 40th Anniversary Gala at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel. Guests will be treated to a fabulous show, delicious cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and a gourmet five-course dinner. Dan Beck and his Soul Survivors Orchestra will provide fantastic music for the evening. The glamorous and much anticipated event supports programs and services offered to children with special needs. Childrens Resources Preschool & Elementary integrates children with developmental disabilities and typically developing children. The children attending the school have, but are not limited to, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Apraxia, Speech and Language Disorders and Down Syndrome.

Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami


Miami City Ballet: Program Three

Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18

Miami City Ballet’s Program Three juxtaposes the old and the new, featuring the world premiere of One Line Drawn by contemporary choreographer Brian Brooks, with a commissioned score by American composer Michael Gordon. Also on the bill are audience favorites Theme and Variations, a George Balanchine masterpiece to soaring music by Tchaikovsky, as well as Jerome Robbins’ lighthearted The Concert (Or, the Perils of Everybody), universally acclaimed as the funniest of all comic ballets. Performances on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets from just $25!

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale


Play After Dark After Party

Saturday, March 17

Play After Dark, the 2018 Be a Kid Again Gala after party, hosted by Miami’s young philanthropists, Miami Children's Museum (MCM) will be held at Soho Studios. Play After Dark will host Miami’s most influential emerging professionals. Play After Dark will raise funds that directly support the Museum’s educational programs.Sponsorship opportunities available.

Soho Studios
2136 N.W. 1st Avenue, Wynwood
305-373-5437, Ext.142 (Hannah Hausman)


51st Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles “Bebe” Rebozo

Monday, March 19 at 11 a.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade hosts its 51st Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles “Bebe” Rebozo where you can play for fun or at a competitive level. The daylong tournament will begin with a putting contest at 11 a.m. followed by the shotgun start at noon. Players will warm up with Stretch Zone and will receive a commemorative golf shirt, umbrella and golf balls plus complimentary parking, green fees, cart, range balls, lunch provided by McDonalds, on-site snacks provided by Hooters, and dinner at the awards banquet and ceremony. Ten celebrity athletes will play in the tournament. The day concludes with an awards banquet and ceremony at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet-style dinner, cocktails, a raffle and silent auction. Cost is $1600 per foursome; dinner only is $100 p/p.

Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
13610 Deering Bay Drive, Coral Gables
305-446-9910 (Anneleise Sanchez)


Swirl: Miami Wine Tasting Event

Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation presents an evening of fine wines at Swirl: Miami Wine Tasting Event. Join Blake Leja, Advanced Sommelier and Director of Fine Wine Portfolio Strategy at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits as he introduces you to a curated selection of Old World vs. New World wines. Enjoy delicious bites to complement the tasting, and an exciting silent auction. This vibrant event brings together Miami area lymphoma doctors, caregivers and survivors in support of Lymphoma Research Foundation and its mission.

La Gorce Country Club
5685 Alton Road, Miami Beach
646-465-9103 (Taylor Zitay Kahn)


2018 Rising Stars Showcase

Thursday, March 22 at 5 p.m.

Rising Stars Showcase, a professionally staged, energy-packed, one-of-a-kind performance, presents the extraordinary talent of high school and college students from New World School of the Arts, Florida's premier arts institution. The showcase begins at the New World Gallery with a juried visual arts exhibition featuring extraordinary student artworks. The show is as diverse as the school population and includes painting, drawing,design, sculpture, digital media and installations. The evening continues just a few blocks away at the historic Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, in downtown Miami, with a pre-performance VIP Reception to welcome guests to this artistic landmark. Tickets for the reception are $125 - $250.

Rising Stars Visual Arts Exhibition from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
New World Gallery
25 N.E. 2nd Street, Miami
Exhibition is free and open to the public.

Rising Stars Pre-Performance VIP Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Olympia Theater
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
174 E. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
Tickets: $125 - $250
305-237-3502 or

Rising Stars Performing Arts Showcase at 8 p.m.
Olympia Theater
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
174 E. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
Tickets: $20 - $50


Art Talk: Meiro Koizumi

Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of Battlelands, a newly-commissioned video work for PAMM, with artist Meiro Koizumi who will discuss the development of his project and how it dialogues with his previous works involving military histories of his native Japan. For this new work he has collaborated with five US veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, documenting their daily struggles living with traumatic memories. The exhibition will be on view through August 19. Free with museum admission.

Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami (RSVP)


Locust Projects' Spring Fling Auction Preview

Saturday, March 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Locust Projects' Spring Fling ticket holders are invited to preview the auction items that will be available for bidding live at the annual Spring Fling on April 7 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Miami Design District's Paradise Plaza. Enjoy cocktails, socialize with friends and supporters of Locust and choose the luxury items and artworks you'll be bidding on at the gala event.

Miami Design District Paradise Plaza
151,N.E. 41st Street, Miami Design District


12th Annual Arsht Center Gala

Saturday, March 24 at 6:30 p.,m.

In celebration of its 12th season, the Adrienne Arsht Center will present a spectacular gala highlighting its dynamic programming. The John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall will be transformed to create a unique and unforgettable evening. Fundraising proceeds from the Gala support the Arsht's mission-driven Arts Education and Community Engagement Programs, which continue to expand throughout Miami-Dade County. The gala will begin with an intimate cocktail, a gourmet dinner on stage and premium seating for a concert in the Knight Concert Hall followed by dancing and dessert. Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available, and individual tickets for the entire gala are available beginning at $2,500.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


More Interesting Events this Week in South Florida

Friday, March 16 - Leadership Broward Foundations Fun Lunch
Friday, March 16 - 23rd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration
Friday, March 16 - Big Smoke Miami
Friday, March 16 - Eugenia Zukerman with The Amernet String Quarter
Saturday, March 17 - Saturday, March 17 - Will & Anthony: Broadway Our Way
Saturday, March 17 - Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita 'Transparent Water'
Saturday, March 17 - The Little Lighthouse Foundation's Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend 2018
Sunday, March 18 - Spain, My Love - España de mis amores
Thursday, March 22 - Live, Laugh, Lunch
Friday, March 23 - Friday, March 23 - Miami Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, March 24 - Saturday, March 24 - WalkAbout Brain Injury