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Launch Party for the Umbrella Sky Project

Friday, July 13 from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Giralda Plaza will be transformed into a vibrant and colorful art experience with the installation of the Umbrella Sky Project. Hundreds of umbrellas will gently sway over Giralda Plaza pedestrian promenade. This international Umbrella Sky art project has graced the streets of cities around the world, including. Paris and Lisbon. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with steel drum performance, remarks by city officials and live music with Jackie Mendez from 7:30 to 10:30. The project is presented by the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the B.I.D. of Coral Gables. Admission is free.

Giralda Plaza
100 block of Giralda, Coral Gables


International Mango & Tropical Fruit Festival

Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This year’s International Mango & Tropical Fruit Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will celebrate the mangos of Haiti, as well as other tropical fruits that thrive in South Florida including avocados, jackfruit, mamey, sapodilla, canistel and more. The festival welcomes the whole family with fun experiences for all to taste fruits and buy fruit and trees, visit the Haiti Cultural Tent and get tips for growing and preparing mangoes. The popular Mango Brunch takes place on Sunday at 11 a.m., and tickets can be purchased online. Admission to the Festival is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables


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Screening of The Wizard of Oz with Live Orchestra

Saturday, July 14 at 2 and 8 p.m.

The enduring 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz gets the Arsht Center treatment. Dorothy and her friends and her little dog Toto do battle with the Wicked Witch of the West as the Miami Symphonic Studio Orchestra performs the tuneful score by Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart. The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio, and today MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic. The brilliantly restored images are accompanied by full symphony orchestra playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlens brilliant lost scores. You'll hear Judy Garlands original 1939 studio recordings, backed by lush, live orchestration. Tickets range from $35 to $85.

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


Siempre Flamenco - Vietas de Verano

Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15

Vietas de Verano enchants and delights audiences with an array of emotions depicting flamenco life. From the joyous Guajiras to the lament of the Soleares and the compelling Alegrias, you will be swept away to Andaluca. Vietas de Verano features an international cast of world-renowned flamenco artists in the intimate Tablao Cabaret setting at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $30 and $35; performances are Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30.

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


Overtime#The Bass

Friday, July 20 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Bass hosts its summer late-night series Overtime@TheBass, a ‘one-night-only’ programming and evening hours until 10 p.m.. This summer, join friends and supporters of The Bass for one Friday night a month, for a mix of performance, dance, music, conversation and films that excite, challenge and educate. Complimentary welcome drink for each guest, 21 and over. Bass members free; non-members $10.

The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Lior Suchard

Friday & Saturday, July 20 & 21 at 8 p.m.

Do you believe someone can read your mind? Well, Lior Suchard can. Acclaimed by People Magazine to be "among the best mentalists we've seen in our life," Lior has wowed live audiences all around the globe! Jay Leno said of him, "I keep bringing him back on the show because I just can't figure out how he does it, it's unbelievable!" See him at the Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House. Tickets start at just $29.

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


Butterfly Talk and Walk

Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m.

Learn about the monarch butterfly, their migration patterns, and their threat of extinction through an exploration of Miami-based artist Franky Cruzs greenhouse currently on view at MOCA. Each visitor will be given seeds to plant their own butterfly gardens. Kid-friendly and free with museum admission. MOCA members free; others $5.

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


Dimensions Dance Theatre + Panel Talk Featuring Edward Villella

Saturday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Hailed as boundless, vibrant and athletic by South Florida Classical Review, the dynamic dancers of Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami are challenging ballets status quo in a monumental His & Hers program, titled Ballet of Wo(Men). . Before the show, enjoy a pre-performance panel discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Lab Theater with guest of honor Edward Villella, Artistic Directors Carlos Guerra and Jennifer Kronenberg, a resident choreographer Yanis Pikieris, and guest choreographer Leonardo Reale. Tickets range from $25 to $45 with $75 VIP tickets available that include access backstage for a post-show champagne toast and Meet & Greet.

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


New World Symphony and Carnegie Hall's NYO2 Wallcast Colncert

Saturday, July 21 from 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 makes its New World Center debut alongside Grammy Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham and New World Symphony Fellows and alumni for an exclusive one-night-only event—the orchestra’s only public performance before its finale at Carnegie Hall on July 24. NYO2 is joined by conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto for Mexican and Russian masterpieces, including the vibrant suite from Revueltas's Redes, Prokofiev’s rich First Violin Concerto and Shostakovich's dramatic Symphony No. 5. Free and open to the public.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach 


More Interesting Events this Week in South Florida

Saturday, July 14 - Overtown Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15 - Family Day on Aragon
Friday, July 20 - MegaRumba 2018