Miami Events of the Week

Charity & Entertainment in South Florida

More event info: Event Calendar · Save the Date

Winter Shorts 2017

Now through December 23

City Theatre and Adrienne Arsht Center will presentWinter Shorts 2017, a short play festival that features a jolly program of short plays and musicals, each a complete work 8-10 minutes long. Enjoy an evening of theater filled with hilarity, both naughty and nice. The short plays are penned by the country's best playwrights and performed by a company of South Florida theater all-stars. Tickets are $39. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30 and Sunday at 4 p.m.

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


A Holiday Extravaganza

Friday, December 15 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy a holiday-themed dinner and concert to benefit Coral Gables Museum's Education Programs. Basque concert pianist Roberto Berrocal, accompanied by his talented vocalist friends, will perform a full concert of traditional holiday music. Enjoy complimentary valet, pre-concert cocktails and open Bacardi bar, photos with St. Nick, buffet dinner and more. Tickets are $125.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
305-603-8067Orestes Hernandez


George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

December 15 - 24

The holiday tradition you love is even more magical this year! Miami City Ballet has retired their 27-year-old Nutcracker production to make way for all-new enchanting sets and costumes by artistic power couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Of course, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker will still feature the master's iconic choreography and Tchaikovsky's timeless score -- performed this year by Miami City Ballet's Opus One Orchestra at every show. Performances: Friday, December 15 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 & 7 p.m.; Sunday, December 17 at 1 & 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday, December 22 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; and Sunday, December 24 at noon. Tickets range from $25 to $105.

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



Now through December 24

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer as Americas most famous sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother in America, Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became Dr. Ruth. Performances at GableStage Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. No 7 p.m. performance on November 26; added Saturday matinees on December 16 and 23. Endearing! Inspiring and highly enjoyable! An illuminating portrait! New York Times.

GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables


Urban Promise Miami Young Professional Holiday Happy Hour

Urban Promise Miami Young Professional Holiday Happy Hour
Over 250 young professionals attended the 6th Annual Young Professionals Holiday Happy Hour at the Clevelander at Marlins Park. Cristina Mas started this event with the notion that most young professionals don't actually intermingle outside of their immediate network. Wrong! And it was obvious that the Tuesday of Basel gets lots of traction because people have the itch to go out.

View Photos

The Bass Ball 2017

Thursday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m.

The Bass Ball 2017, presented by CHANEL, will feature an evening of art, performance, dinner and dancing for 250 of Miami's art patrons and cultural influencers. The Bass's re-opening exhibitions will serve as the backdrop for an elegant and fashionable evening where guests are encouraged to Come As You Art! Chairs are Olga and Alex Blavatnik, Criselda and Jonathan Breene, Clara Bullrich and Josue Lain Velilla, Diane and Alan Lieberman, Soledad Picn and Alejandro Viel Temperley, Ins Rivero, and Alisa and Emilio Romano. Tickets for the gala are $1,500 for an individual ticket and $12,000 for a table of eight.

The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-673-7530 (Sara Ryan)


The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Saturday, December 16 at 8 p.m.

Celebrating 30 years of stirring virtual adventure and memorable soundtracks with live orchestral renditions, The Symphony of the Goddesses is now in its fourth season. The two-hour concert comes to life a the Adrienne Arsht Center with a 66-piece orchestra, 24-person choir, and a reimagined score that draws from recent and requested Zelda games, including A Link Between Worlds, Twilight Princess, and the remake of Majora's Mask, while still paying homage to such classics as Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past. Tickets range from $25 to $150.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Nutcracker Magic Children's Gala

Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year and join Nutcracker Magic Chairs Tina Carlo and Ana Codina Barlick, who will host Miami City Ballet's Third Annual Nutcracker Magic Children's Gala, a family friendly event for children of all ages. Miami City Ballet will debut an all-new production of the holiday favorite George Balanchine's The Nutcracker this December. Guests of Nutcracker Magic will attend the children's magical brunch experience followed by a VIP performance experience, with spectacular new sets and costumes designed by award winning power couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Nutcracker Magic guests will enjoy prime seating along with an extraordinary backstage experience for all guests participating at the sponsorship levels. Children's tickets are $150, and adult tickets are $250 per person. VIP Tables range from $2,500 to $5,000. Sponsorship levels are available and include tailored VIP benefits.

Adrienne Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-929-7000, Ext. 1450


New Impressionists and Old Masters

Sunday, December 17 at 2 p.m.

Alexander Kerr, Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony, joins the Fellows for an afternoon of musical storms. Father of the Symphony Joseph Haydn instills humor throughout his brooding 80th Symphony, especially in the boisterous, drunken finale. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart saved the key of G minor for his most intense works, including this popular Quartet whose virtuosic parts were at first deemed too demanding. Paul Chihara creates a musical arbor with Willow, Willow, a soliloquy for amplified bass flute that floats over a tapestry of percussion. Finnish contemporary icon Einojuhani Rautavaara invites the winds to a playful romp in his Octet.

New World Symphony
500 17th Street, Miami Beach


Seraphic Fire Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 17 at 4 p.m.

Immerse yourself in Seraphic Fire Christmas Concert featuring timeless English carols and transcendent Gregorian chants. Florida's own GRAMMY nominated candlelit holiday experience will be performed at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Tickets range from $20 to $55.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay


Siudy Flamenco with South Florida Symphony

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra celebrates the opening of its 20th anniversary Masterworks series with Mozarts Haffner Symphony; GRAMMY-winning cellist Zuill Bailey performing Michael Daughertys Tales of Hemingway; and the Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater performing Fallas El Amor Brujo (The Bewitched Love) featuring special guests: Siudy Garrido, George Akram and Argentina. Tickets range from $44 to $129.

Arsht Center - Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Frost Studio Jazz Band Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m.

This concert features the Frost Studio Jazz Band, under the direction of Stephen Guerra, with singers from the Jazz Vocal department singing holiday favorites such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town, You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and many more. It will be a fun filled evening with some surprises! Tickets: $20 general admission and $15 seniors.

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables


The TEN Tenors: Home for the Holidays

Friday, December 22 at 8 p.m.

Home for the Holidays is a magical experience for the whole family that will dazzle, delight and captivate audiences. Join Australias rock stars of the opera at the Adrienne Arsht Center as they amaze with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. The concert includes soaring versions of Joy to the World, Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Amazing Grace, Winter Wonderland, Feliz Navidad and many more. Tickets range from to $100.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

The TEN Tenors: Home for the Holidays
December 22 @ 8 p.m. | Knight Concert Hall

Home for the Holidays is a magical experience for the whole family that will dazzle, delight and captivate audiences!

Join Australia’s "vocal wonder from down under" as they amaze you with their selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. With soaring versions of “Joy to the World,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Amazing Grace,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Feliz Navidad” and many more*, Home for the Holidays is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the season.

The TEN Tenors are one of Australia’s most successful groups of all time, entertaining more than 90 million people with their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power. Following two decades of sell-out performances across the globe, The TEN Tenors have cemented their place as one of the worlds most loved classically based contemporary music groups.

Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with The TEN Tenors!

*Repertoire is subject to change.


More Interesting Events this Week in South Florida

December 15 - February 4 - Cirque du Soleil's New Show VOLTA
Saturday, December 16 - Set the Holiday Table Sort-A-Thon
Saturday, December 16 - Hanukkah Hoedown
Saturday, December 16 - Kevin Garcia Foundation Christmas Party & Toy Drive
Monday, December 18 - Holiday Concert: Songs of Hope