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Miami City Ballet Program II - Dances At A Gathering

Friday - Sunday, January 11 - 13

Set to the ultra-romantic piano music of Chopin, Dances at a Gathering is a celebration of dance - pure and simple - in all of its athleticism, grace and sheer joy. Simply sit back, relax and enjoy the pure beauty in choreographer Jerome Robbins' tribute to dancing and to dancers. Then shift gears to the clever, whirling, high-octane Brahms/Handel, a spirited collaboration between two choreographic giants Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp. Performances are Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2. Miami City Ballet tickets range from $29. - $199.

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


Family Fun Day - Cultures of the Middle East

Saturday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During this jam-packed day, enjoy instrument demonstrations and performances by Iranian musician Reza Filsoofi and dance along at workshops by MECA Dance Ensemble. Try delicious Persian cuisine and learn about the vibrant folkloric traditions of the Middle East through hands-on craft activities. Admission is free.

101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


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The 68th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art

Saturday & Sunday, January 12 & 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From its humble beginnings as the "Clothesline Sale," the Beaux Arts Festival has grown to a much anticipated annual outdoor festival held on the UM campus. It is now a juried show with over 200 participating artists in 10 different mediums and recognized as one of the leading art shows in the country. The festival offers family fun, including children's art activities, international food options, live entertainment and more. Admission is free to the two-day festival.

UM Campus
Stanford Drive, Coral Gables


Science of Sports

Saturday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From dance to football, all sports take determination, practice and science of course! Investigate how science and sports align for movement mechanics, body energy fuel, and ultimately better, faster and stronger athletes. Explore forces at play when throwing a ball, the 3D geometry present in soccer and complete our fitness trail challenge throughout the day that will not only have your muscles activated but your neurons firing as well. So gear up, take a deep breath and get set for a day that will have your endorphin levels off the charts! Planmed events include Young Minds Yoga, Homerun with the Miami Marlins, Match Point with the Miami Open and lots more!

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


Orchestrating a Cure for Cancer

Orchestrating a Cure for Cancer
Baptist Health South Florida and New World Symphony hosted an intimate reception following New World Symphony's performance of Beethovens Seventh on the Rooftop Garden at New World Center. This reception celebrated a dynamic partnership between the two not-for-profit organizations, with a goal of serving the South Florida community in new and inventive ways, focusing on the intersections of wellness and music.

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YoungArt Backyard Ball

Saturday, January 12 at 7 p.m.

National YoungArts Week culminates with the YoungArts Backyard Ball performance and gala, the organizations largest annual fundraiser. This year The National YoungArts Foundation will honor designers Simon and Nikolai Haas of The Haas Brothers as the Arison Award honorees and Camille A. Brown (1997 YoungArts Winner in Dance & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) as this years Arison Alumni Award recipient. The evening will bring together artists, influential community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities to support and acknowledge the achievements of the 2019 YoungArts winners, the nations most outstanding young artists in the literary, visual, design and performing arts. The Backyard Ball is presented by luxury jewelry brand Harry Winston, Inc., who is dedicated to continuing a history of philanthropy. Darlene and Jorge M. Prez will serve as honorary chairs, with Oxana and Steven Marks and Jackie Soffer and Craig Robins serving as co-chairs.

YoungArts Campus
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-377-1140, Ext. 1808


Edouard Duval-Carri Lecture

Sunday, January 13 at 3 p.m.

Edouard Duval-Carri, whose work is featured in the exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, will address political, social, and historical themes of Haitian culture in his work. Born in Port-au-Prince in 1954 and based in Miami, Duval-Carri is an internationally-renowned artist known for his large-scale paintings and sculptures that address the Caribbean diaspora. In his landscapes, the real and the imagined combine to create haunting and emotive compositions.

Frost Art Museum at FIU
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami


Porgy and Bess - South Florida Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.

It is a rare opportunity to see and hear the American masterpiece Porgy and Bess. It is universally recognized as one of the greatest works this country has ever produced. But that opportunity is now a reality, due to the commitment of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, with an exciting cast and a full 70-piece orchestra, in all their glory, under the masterful baton of Maestra Sebrina Mara Alfonso. Tickets range from $29 - $204.

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


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

January 17 - February 3

Simon Stephens' Tony Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon's international best-selling novel comes to thrilling life on stage at the Arsht Center's Carnival Studio Theater. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent, but not well equipped to deal with everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery that will change his life. Performances Weds, Thurs, Fri & Sat at 7:30 p.m., Sun at 3 and an additional 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday, January 19. Tickets are $50 and $55.

Arsht Center's Carnival Studio Theatre
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Laser Fridays

Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

This is no ordinary Friday night! Bring your friends and come early before your laser show experience or stay late.
Note: Laser shows rotate throughout the year, as each event has a different lineup. Each Laser Friday show must be purchased separately, online sales for laser shows go offline an hour before showtime, but can be purchased on-site up to 15 minutes before start of laser show. All other museum discounts do not apply to laser shows. 7 p.m. The Beatles: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, 8 p.m. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, 9 p.m. Lady Gaga, 10 p.m. Bruno Mars, 11 p.m. Stranger Things, Midnight Daft Punk. Tickets are $10 per adult; $8 per child (ages 3-11). Members receive a 20% discount on all Laser Friday evening shows.


Frost Music LIVE - Nashville Songwriters in the Round

Friday, January 18 at 8 p.m.

Nashville-based songwriters songwriter Craig Carothers hosts fellow multi-genre songsmiths Pete Wasner and Michael Logen (both have written songs for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks, and Willie Nelson) in a beloved, longtime tradition from the Music Citys legendary Bluebird Caf: an intimate, unscripted evening of songwriters performing and telling stories of their most famous and memorable songs. Tickets are $20, $25 and $30.

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables


Free Family Fest - Terrance Simien

Saturday, January 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco is a multicultural music experience for all ages. With his skilled and well-traveled five-piece Zydeco Experience group, two-time Grammy award-winning Terrance Simien offers up a dynamic performance that will take audiences to places they've never been before! Admission is free; however, First-Access Passes are required for all performances. Passes are available by phone or online - limit four per person. Seating is first come-first served.

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


23rd Annual 'Be A Voice' Gala

Saturday, January 19 at 7 p.m.

Co-Chairs Brad and Suzanne Meltzer will chair the 2019 Be A Voice Gala to show support and raise funds for the foster care youth under the auspices of Voices For Children Foundation. Each year the Be A Voice Gala welcomes 500 of Miami's most philanthropic and influential community leaders and business professionals who come together to stand up for Miami-Dade's abused, abandoned and neglected children. The evening begins with an elegant cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a live auction, special entertainment by DJ Kutcha and a moving testimonial demonstrating the importance and impact of Voices For Children and the Guardian ad Litem Program. Individual tickets are $1,000, and tables of ten start at $7,500. To purchase a table or tickets or for information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Carolina Alfonso.

Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami
305-324-3856 (Carolina Alfonso)


South Motors Jazz: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Saturday, January 19 at 8 p.m.

The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930s and 40s. With the release of the major motion movie The Glenn Miller Story featuring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson in 1954, interest and popular demand led the Miller Estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. Just as it was in Glenn's day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world. South Motors Jazz series subscriptions are $155 and $180; in advance single tickets $35 & $40; day of concert tickets $40 & $45. Gates open at 6:30 p,m,

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest
877-496-8499 Tickets
305-988-5089 Info & Dinner


Bria Skonberg Quartet

Saturday, January 19 at 8 p.m.

Incandescent young singer, songwriter and trumpeter Bria Skonberg has been called the shining hope of hot jazz (New York Times) and one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation (Wall Street Journal). Her irresistibly silky voice, sophisticated musicianship, and mix of jazz classics and engaging originals have seduced jazz cognoscenti and audiences around the world. *VIP tickets include table seating and service, with a complimentary drink.Ticket prices $35, $50 VIP.


More Interesting Events this Week in South Florida

Friday, January 11, 7:30 pm - Liederabend: An Evening of German Songs and Arias
Friday, January 12 - Mozart on the Move
Saturday, January 12 - The Chipper Experience! Where Comedy and Magic Collide!
Sunday, January 13 - Miami Watercolor Society Meeting and Live demonstration
Sunday, January 13 - Chopin for All: Presenting Anna Miernik, Young Pianist from Poland
Thursday, January 17 - Exclusive Cigar Event
Thursday, January 17 - Friday, January 18 - Big Wonder - Contemporary Dance
Friday, January 18 - Friday, January 18 - MCC Presents: Tony Toni Tone
Friday, January 18 - Music at Mickel Concert Series
Saturday, November 3 - MDC Kendall Outdoor Performing Arts Festival