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Slava's Snowshow

Now through August 6

It's Snowtime in Miami! A cross between Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group, this entertainment phenomenon at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will take guests on a magical 90-minute journey full of enchantment and fun. The breathtaking show, created by Slava, the original Cirque du Soleilís clown genius, is an awesome theatrical experience and a profoundly moving spectacle full of wondrously vibrant images, delightful comedy, enchanting music, and snow - lots and lots of snow! Performances are Wednesdays - Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $30 - $75.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Finding Mona Lisa

Now through August 13

In his newest play, Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever explores the history of the worldís most famous painting, including Leonardo da Vinciís meeting of Senora del Giocondo (Mona Lisa) and his masterful creation of her indelible countenance. This historical, funny and intriguing new piece presents highlights throughout the paintingís infamous past, including her vandalism, her theft, her journey to America (at the request of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy) and the various places she spent her storied lifespan, including hanging in Napoleonís bedroom, before her final resting place at the Louvre. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., some Wednesdays, and Sundays at 3.

Actors' Playhouse Balcony Theater
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables


Carnival Cruise Upper Deck Exhibit Opens

Carnival Cruise Upper Deck Exhibit Opens
Carnival Cruise Line and the Miami Childrenís Museum unveiled a newly renovated Upper Deck that is part of the popular cruise ship-themed exhibit located in the museumís Watson Island location in downtown Miami.

Tracy Mourning, founder of the Honey Shine mentoring program and "godmother" to Carnival Breeze, along with Sarah Beth Reno, Carnivalís VP of Entertainment, were on hand for the festivities, popping a ceremonial champagne bottle filled with confetti to signify the grand opening of the newly designed space.

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Critter Connection Re-Opening Celebration

Saturday - Sunday, July 22 & 23

Zoo Miami will celebrate the re-opening of Critter Connection, previously known as the Childrenís Zoo. The entire area has a new look, creating a more intimate setting for guests to connect with animals, with a new ICEE shop called Miami ICE. The re-opening weekend celebration will include a lineup of fun and engaging activities - animal encounters, meet-and-greets with the Zoo Squad and the ICEE Bear, BOGO offers on Camel Feedings and $1 carousel rides. Admission: adults, $21.95; kids (ages 3-12), $17.95; members, free.

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


Fuerza Flamenca

Saturday - Sunday, July 22 & 23

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents Ballet Flamenco La Rosa in Fuerza Flamenca as part of the Centerís Cabaret Series. The performance will include some of the finest local professional Flamenco dancers with musicians from Spain, Latin America and the U.S. collaborating. Performances are Saturday, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30. Tickets: $25 and $30.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Miami


A-Rod Returned Home to Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

A-Rod Returned Home to Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod), FOX Sports analyst and 14-time Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star, who was a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade as a youth, helped lead the MLB/Miami Marlins All-Star Week festivities at the Kendall Club.

The event, emceed by Miami Marlins TV play-by-play commentator Rich Waltz, included Miami Marlins Owner David Samson; All-Star Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton; Miami Marlins legends Andre Dawson, Jack McKeon and Charles Johnson; MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade President Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Boys & Girls Clubs of America President & CEO Jim Clark, and members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Board of Directors. Together, the group unveiled the renovated, state-of-the-art Teen Center and the beautiful mural by renowned local artist David ďLEBOĒ Le Batard.

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Christine Brewer + Alan Held Concert

Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The Miami Music Festival continues with a concert by the Miami Wagner Institute featuring Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer and bass-baritone Alan Held at the Arsht Center. The performance includes the Instituteís young professional artists and the 100 musicians of the MMF Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Michael Rossi. Tickets start at $40.

Adrienne Arsht Center's Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


8-Year-Anniversary Bash at WALL

Saturday, July 22 from 11:30 p.m. until 4 a.m.

Travel back to the 70s as WALL celebrates its Eight-Year-Anniversary with a Boogie Nights-theme hosted by Off The Rails Magazine featuring Magic 8 Balls, Afros, Solid Gold dancers on roller skates, models showcasing Hot As Hell's new summer swimwear collection and vibes by Sam Blacky, Patrick Pizzorni and ChiccoSecci. Admission: $40

WALL Lounge
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Byblos + Fooq's Guest Chef Dinner

Monday, July 24 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Byblos Miamiís Executive Chef Stuart Cameron and Fooq's Executive Chef Saul Ramos collaborate to create a very special Mediterranean inspired four-course menu for one night only. The chefs will cook side-by-side to prepare dishes that showcase the bold and exciting flavors of the Middle East inspired by Chef Saulís very own new-American culinary edge. Cost is $65++ p/p with an optional wine pairing for $25.

Byblos Miami
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Seven Songs for Malcolm X

Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

The Black Audio Film Collective at Perez Art Museum Miami presents a selection of films characterized by an interest in the diasporic African experience, memory, and new modes of representation. This screening is Seven Songs for Malcolm X (1993) by John Akomfrah with an introduction by Alessandra Raengo, PhD, Associate Professor, Moving Image Studies, Georgia State University.

Perez Art Museum Miami
1101 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Jazz at MOCA

Friday, July 28 from 8 to 10 p.m.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami presents Anibal Berraute Ė Tango Fusion as part of its monthly Jazz at MOCA series. Argentine piano player/composer/arranger/producer Berraute fuses the Tango with elements of different musical forms to create a new vibrant harmonic approach. Free and open to the public. The South Florida Cultural Consortium exhibition will be open by donation in the museum from 7 to 10 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami


El Clasico Miami: Real Madrid CF v. FC Barcelona

Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The world's most monumental sports rivalry will be played in Miami when 2017 Champions League winners Real Madrid CF take on their fierce rival FC Barcelona for the very first time in the United States.

Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens