10 Thing To Do In Miami This Week
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The National YoungArts Foundation’s signature program, National YoungArts Week, welcomes more than 170 YoungArts Finalists to Miami. A life-changing experience that supports young artists (ages 15–18 years or grades 10–12) in the visual, literary, and performing arts, this program fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and offers unparalleled guidance to prepare for a career in the arts. Throughout the week, these promising artists work with master teachers in their field to share their talents with the public at New World Center and the YoungArts Campus.
New World Symphony New World Center, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show presents more than 700 recognized dealers from over 30 countries for five days. Attendees can explore the show floor and discover everything from jewelry, watches, and handbags to artwork, furniture, home décor and so much more.
Discover highly sought after pieces from world-renowned names such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Cartier, Hermès, Georg Jensen, David Webb, Andy Warhol, Patek Philippe, Rolex and more. Attend Jewelry History Series, a 2-day educational conference covering a variety of topics which includes lectures and panel discussions with celebrated experts in their fields.
Join us for our complimentary Appraisal Day with Skinner Auctioneers on Monday, January 6—Receive a verbal valuation, and maybe the chance to consign your item with Skinner! Want a guided tour through the eras? We’ll be providing free custom educational tours led by the premier experts in their fields. Tours will cover jewelry, from Georgian through Retro eras, and antique furniture, art and décor.
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show 1900 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
The Café at Books & Books on campus at the Adrienne Arsht Center is proud to present CHEF ALLEN’S HOOK, CATCH & COOK: AN EVENING OF SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD in partnership with Slow Fish Miami. James Beard award-winning Chef Allen Susser and Guest Chefs Dean Max, and Todd Erickson will come together to illuminate South Florida foodies about ocean conservation through scrumptious dining. This edition of the dinner also celebrates the publication of Chef Allen’s new cookbook, Green Fig & Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking that raises awareness with delicious recipes that address the invasive species of lionfish.
Chef Allen has been a longtime advocate of sustainability, going back to the days when he took swordfish off the menu at Chef Allen’s because it was endangered. “The basic goal of the sustainable seafood movement is to make sure fish and other seafood aren’t taken from the ocean faster than they can reproduce,” explains Chef Allen. “That means not overfishing and minimizing harm to ocean habitats. Sustainability requires accountability — from when the fish is caught to when it’s consumed. We have to think about it sustainably, for the future, because if we don’t, we won’t have fish.”
Susser, a member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force, will go on a fishing expedition the day before the dinner with Captain Mike Puller to “catch and hook” the seafood that will be “cooked” during this special night. Together, they will sustainably and responsibly catch all of the fresh seafood that will then be prepared and presented by Chefs Susser, Max and Erickson during a delectable five-course dinner. Diners are in for a night of delicious seafood and environmental education as the Chefs collaborate on five unique courses featuring sustainably caught local seafood.
The festivities get underway at 7 p.m. with handmade cocktails and champagne. Dinner will be served at the Cafe’s communal table and all five courses will be paired with delicious wines. Chef Allen and Captain Mike will educate attendees between courses.
The Cafe at Books & Books 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33132
Jurassic World comes to life for the first time in a touring arena show! Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, an all-new dinosaur, from a terrible fate. Along the way, experience some of Jurassic World’s most iconic dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, Triceratops, Pteranodons and the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex! *No costumes for guests 14 & older.
American Airlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33132
MoonDance Experience is a full moon gathering that involves dynamic yoga stretching, cacao activation, sound healing, ecstatic dancing, and meditation. During the event you will experience a welcome circle and intention setting cacao activation ceremony to set the tone. This is followed by yoga stretching, an “ecstatic dance” session, sound healing, and meditation prior to closing the circle. “Ecstatic Dance” is a form of dance in which the dancers move freely as the music takes them – the DJ guides the audience through an eclectic selection of tracks that build into a crescendo. The dancers begin and end in Savasana pose. This experience will be led by a team which includes the DJ, a yoga and circle facilitator, a musician/sound healer and special guests.
The Sacred Space Miami 105 NE 24th St, Miami, Florida 33137
Arturo O’Farrill, Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer, comes to the Arsht with his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Diego Figueiredo opening the concert!
His debut album with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Una Noche Inolvidable, earned a first GRAMMY® Award nomination in 2006. His next album, Song for Chico, earned a GRAMMY® Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2009. The 2015 release of The Offense of the Drum was yet another GRAMMY® Award winner. Arturo was, in addition, the winner of the Latin Jazz USA Outstanding Achievement Award, and a Cubadisco Award Winner for The Offense of the Drum in 2015. Arturo’s well-reviewed and highly praised “Afro-Latin Jazz Suite” from the album CUBA: The Conversation Continues (Motéma) took the 2016 GRAMMY® Award for Best Instrumental Composition and the 2016 Latin GRAMMY® Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. His powerful “Three Revolutions” from the album Familia-Tribute to Chico and Bebo was the 2018 GRAMMY® Award (his sixth) winner for Best Instrumental Composition.
In his solo career, Arturo collaborated with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, The Fort Apache Band, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte. In 1995 Arturo agreed to direct the band that preserved much of his father’s music, the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra. In 2010 Arturo traveled with the original Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Cuba, returning his father’s musicians to his homeland for headlining performances at the 26th edition of the Havana International Jazz Festival. Arturo’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra continues the tradition every Sunday night at Birdland, which has for decades been one of the most popular jazz clubs in the U.S.
Arturo has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Boston Symphony Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Joyce Theater (with Ballet Hispanico, Malpaso Dance Company and Ron Brown/EVIDENCE), Megaron Concert Hall (Athens, Greece), Kannai Hall (Yokohama, Japan), the Taichung Jazz Festival (Taichung, Taiwan), and at New York’s Symphony Space, where he and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra have been in residence since 2007.
A recognized composer, Arturo has received commissions from Meet the Composer, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Philadelphia Music Project, Symphony Space, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, and the famous Apollo theater. He has also composed music for films, including Hollywoodland and Salud.
The evening will begin with Diego Figueiredo, who George Benson described as “one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen my whole life!” Figueiredo is also a producer, arranger, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist which makes his music is a unique fusion of jazz, bossa nova, and classical. He has performed in over forty countries and his phenomenal technique and passion has created an explosion of adoring fans around the world.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33132
Enjoy an evening of fantastic folk music right beside beautiful Biscayne Bay, Jan. 11, as The Barnacle under Moonlight Concert Series continues this month with a performance by Miami’s favorite, Four Shillings Short.
Purchase tickets at the gate beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 and enjoy the show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members of The Barnacle Society, $3 for children ages 6 to 9, and free for children under 6. Park nearby and stroll down the tree-lined path to the spacious front lawn. Bring folding chairs and a rolling cooler and arrive early to choose the best spot for a picnic with friends.
Barnacle Under the Moonlight Concerts take place the second Saturday of every month through May, at The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. The Barnacle Historic State Park is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and events are sponsored by The Barnacle Society, Inc., a non-profit organization created for the preservation and financial support of this historic site.
The Barnacle Historic State Park 3485 Main Hwy, Miami, Florida 33133
From the glittering waters of the Nile to the majestic Golden Gate of Kiev, NWS presents the grand and exotic in this exclusive evening at the Adrienne Arsht Center. One of the world’s premier pianists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet radiates brilliance in Camille Saint-Saëns’ evocative and alluring Egyptian Concerto—a work never before performed by the orchestra. Witnessing a live performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is an unforgettable experience culminating in one of the most extraordinary finales of all time. Leading the Fellows from its Old Castle to haunting caverns is Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena. NWS Conducting Fellow Chad Goodman will begin the evening with Hector Berlioz’ Tuscan treasure of an Overture.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33132
This live audio set will score the flight of the migratory birds, including Cormorants, Anhingas and Ospreys, among others that travel to Deering at sunset. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets for seating and food and beverage of their choice. RSVP is REQUIRED to reserve your headsets for this experience and is limited while supplies last.
Deering Estate 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33157
Ball & Chain is in the heart of Calle 8 in Little Havana. This amazing venue stands out for their live music, delicious drinks and outstanding ambiance. We are bringing to you an amazing Sunday Experience featuring LIVE Music and DJ Charun. FREE Salsa Lesson from 9-10 by Alex Pro Dance
Ball & Chain 1513 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida 33135
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