7 Things To Do In Miami This Weekend (Jan 13th – Jan 19th)
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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
The YoungArts Backyard Ball brings together artists, influential community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities to support and acknowledge the achievements of the 2020 YoungArts winners, the nation’s most outstanding young artists in the literary, visual and performing arts.
As YoungArts’ largest annual fundraiser, the occasion marks the conclusion of the organization’s signature program, National YoungArts Week. One of the most comprehensive programs for aspiring artists, National YoungArts Week provides approximately 170 finalists with transformative experiences, including master classes, workshops, interdisciplinary activities and the opportunity to perform for and exhibit to public audiences.
YoungArts 2100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33137
Join us every Saturday night from 7pm – 10pm for live music in The Citadel Food Hall. We feature local musicians playing acoustic and singer-songwriter style sets that are perfect to enjoy with friends and family.
The Citadel Food Hall offers food and drinks from a wide range of restaurant concepts while enjoying the music. Specialty cocktails, local beers on tap and a large selection of wines by the bottle and glass. Bottles of Champagne starting at $20!
Eats by: Taquiza (Tacos), Palmar (Asian Fusion), Rare Burger, Society BBQ, Manjay (Caribbean), Ash! Pizza, 33 Kitchen (Peruvian), Vice City Bean, Palma Juice Co, and Meet N Cheese
The Citadel 8300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33138
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
Your pizza-making cooking class starts with the most important part: making the dough. After learning the art of dough-making and kneading, the staff will tell you the difference between different styles of pizza throughout Italy and discuss the Neapolitan traditions Once your pizzas dough has been made, the staff will tell you how to heat your electric oven just as you would in your own kitchen, so you can recreate these delicious creations in your own kitchen at home. – where pizza was invented. Next up is a lesson in rolling out the pizza dough and creating a vast variety of pizzas complete with different delicious toppings, using only the freshest and best ingredients. As your pizzas are cooking, you can relax and and take a few moments before eating your delicious pizzas fresh out of the oven! Forget about frozen pizza! After your Pummarola’s cooking class, you’ll never want commercial pizza again!
Pummarola Midtown 3328 N. Miami Ave, Miami, Florida 33127
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
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
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