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Kids Night at the Museum

Friday, July 12 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight

Want to spend a child-free evening on the town while your child explores the museum after dark? Frost Museum of Science is the place for kids to be - a special night just for them to discover Frost Science with a live science show, hands-on activities and enhanced programming throughout the evening. No grownups allowed – except for staff members and educators, of course! Dinner, late-night snack, Frost Planetarium show and movie included. The cost is $60 per child (ages 5 to 17) and $40 for siblings. Drop off starts at 6:30, and pick up is between 10 and midnight.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami



Friday - Sunday, July 12 - 14

See Tony and Emmy Award® winner John Leguizamo standing at the head of the class in his one-man show, Latin History for Morons. When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and 3000 years of history—from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo, and taking on the characters in all of it—he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. Tickets range from $49 - $125. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


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La Extinta Poética (Extinct Poetics)

Friday - Sunday, July 12 - 14

What does Ophelia do in our era? Who hears her lament before she sinks into vulgarity and tedium? It is like asking for the meaning of poetry in our age of speed and space. Performances Friday & Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5. Tickets are $34 general admission and $29 for students and seniors.

Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theater.
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


A Farewell to “In the Thick of It”

Saturday, July 13 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Take a last look at Patrick Dougherty's stickwork sculpture, "In the Thick of It," a treasured work of art that has graced the garden since November. The sculpture will be demolished, and pictures of people interacting with the piece will be on view at Cypress Hall, along with a video celebrating the joy that this sculpture has brought to so many. Admission is free for the morning event as you bid farewell to this extraordinary work of art.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest 


Mango Festival at Fairchild

Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14

The Mango Festival Returns, celebrating the Mangos of the Dominican Republic and all things mango! Enjoy a weekend of mango fun including a Tropical Fruit Market, Mango Beer Garden, Live Dominican Music, and delicious Mango tastings. New ticketed experiences include a Florida Kitchen Lunch with Norman Van Aken on Saturday and Mango Lunch by Le Basque Caterers on Sunday. Admission Tickets are Free for Fairchild Members, Adults $25, Seniors $18, Children (6-17) $12,

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay


Happy Birthday Miami

Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m.

Celebrate Miami's 123rd birthday at HistoryMiami! Enjoy a day of fun-filled activities with storytime, crafts, and more. Learn about our city’s history on a guided tour of the museum's core exhibition Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Free admission.

HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


Florida Kitchen Lunch with
Chef Norman Van Aken

Saturday, Jul 13 at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a delicious mangocentric family-style lunch provided by Chef Norman Aken. Savor this tropical-inspired mango lunch at the historic, shaded, Fairchild Overlook, with views stretching out over Glade and Royal Palm Lakes. Ticket includes same day entry to the Mango Festival. Seating is limited so reserve your spot now! Tickets range from $60 – $70.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables


Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami

Saturday, & Sunday, July 13 - 14.

Hailed by The New York Times as “athletic, energetic, and sexy,” Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami turns up the summertime heat with an all new, must-see program bookended by two exhilarating world premiere ballets: “Bolero” by Yanis Pikieris, inspired by Maurice Ravel’s famous work of the same name, and “Equus” by Ariel Rose, set to the intense string compositions of Philip Glass. Performances on Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 p.m. Youth, senior, military, student and group discounts available. Ticket prices range from $25-$45, with a $75 VIP ticket on Saturday only.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786- 573-5300 


Market Sundays at Redland Banyan

Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

On Sundays throughout July you'll find the summer’s most amazing tropical fruits and in-season vegetables. The 5-acre avocado and lychee grove is a wonderful destination to relax under one of the world's largest Banyan trees of its species. There's fun for the whole family! Get more information about Agritourism events or online purchases, visit the website.

Redland Banyan
25450 S.W. 202nd Avenue at S.W. 256th Street
Redland Banyan


Mango Lunch by Le Basque Caterers

Sunday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m.

Fairchild's new Mango Lunch is an exciting culinary experience inspired by the most delicious of fruit, held in conjunction with the Mango Festival. New format and new chefs come together for an exciting, delicious, and fun event! Treat your family and friends to this very special Sunday lunch. Enjoy hors d'oeuvre and seated lunch by Le Basque Catering, savory bites by Lasso the Moon and mind-blowing desserts by Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith and friends. Tickets are $100 for members and $ 125 for non-members, which include a free copy of Hedy's cookbook, Baking Out Loud, Fun Desserts with Big Flavors. T

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables


Exhibition Opening: The Other Side of Now

Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy the opening celebration of The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art. Contributing writer Jason Jeffers will facilitate a conversation with co-curators María Elena Ortiz and Dr. Marsha Pearce, exploring the ideas, motivations, and origins of the project while seeking to address the question "what might a Caribbean future look like?" Free with museum admission.

Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305 375 3000



Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

Siempre Flamenco presents the world premiere of A Nuestro Ritmo, a new concert event featuring an international cast of flamenco musicians and dancers. A Nuestro Ritmo delves into flamenco rhythms in a fun, fast, and fierce display of virtuosity. From the joyous Guajiras to the lament of the Soleares and the compelling Alegrias, the trilogy of guitar, song and dance is in constant dialogue, and the spontaneity of conversation is interpreted by the intricate rhythms of flamenco. Tickets $30, day of performance $35.


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