Full Moon Glow-UP 2/8/20

Full Moon Glow-UP
Saturday, 02/08/2020 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $22

Every month, the full moon emits a powerful energy. Since the effects are typically felt up to two weeks after the full moon phase, it’s the perfect opportunity to align the mind, body and spirit. This new decade brings a new structure to the Full Moon “Glow-Up” Event Series which will now feature a beauty and retail hour (participating vendors include Sukha Boutique, Annie The Alchemist, Be Rad Cosmetics and Healthy Girl Tribe). This year’s first event will be hosted by Annie Vazquez, a Miami-based entrepreneur and blogger, who shares images featuring her trips around the world, wellness rituals and favorite body positive fashion staples to over 83,000 Instagram followers. During the event, guests will have the opportunity to meet Annie Vazquez, enjoy beats by DJ Mahtayo, sip complimentary cocktails and indulge in a special glow-up make-up and hair braid station powered by Kairos Hair Salon. For participants who love a good cause, Queen Bees Miami will be sharing information on their mission to serve underprivileged children via The EDGE Charitable Foundation. Starting at 8:00 p.m., guests will relax, meditate, stretch and unwind during a one-hour yoga class led by TruFusion Coral Gables.

Dinosaur Adventure 2/8/20, 2/9/20

Dinosaur Adventure
Saturday, 02/08/2020 – 02/09/2020 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center
711 Northwest 72nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33126
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Cost: General Admission: USD 23.0

Dinosaur Adventure is North America’s newest and most advanced traveling Dinosaur exhibit featuring realistic, life-sized dinosaurs that come alive with their life-like movement and roars. Learn about the most popular dinosaurs -Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Diplodocus, Velociraptor, and explore the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods.

Get up close and personal with a moving 40-foot T-Rex, partake in our many photo ops including dinosaur riding, and see what it’s like when Dinosaur Adventure’s Copycatasaurus imitates your every move!

As part of Dinosaur Adventure, children of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities: fossil crafting, Jurassic jeeps, pre-historic themed obstacle courses and bounce houses, walking dinosaur rides, and more! The whole family will also be amused by our live entertainment featuring velociraptor training sessions and a baby dinosaur meet and greet.

The event runs Saturday and Sunday, Feb 8 to Feb 9, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday, and 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday at The DoubleTree Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126. Ticket prices range from USD 20 to USD 56. VIP packages, Children’s Activity Packages, and General Admission pricing available.

Miami Mujeres: A Musical Celebration of Miami & its Women 2/8/20


Miami Mujeres: A Musical Celebration of Miami & its Women
Saturday, 02/08/2020 – 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
First Miami Presbyterian Church
609 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: VIP: $60, General Admission: $20-$40; $5

Celebrate the History of Miami & the Women who Made it a Great City! The City of Miami is the only major US city which was founded by a woman- Julia Tuttle. Orchestra Miami celebrates this unique history and the contributions of is women with a concert of music composed by women, in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving Women the right to vote.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, 8:00 PM at the historic First Miami Presbyterian Church, located at 609 Brickell Avenue. The concert features compositions by four note-worthy women composers- Tania León, Amy Beach, Florence Price & Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The concert will be led by Orchestra Miami’s Founder & Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi & features Asiya Korepanova as the soloist on Amy Beach’s piano concerto.
In tribute to each of the composers on the concert, Orchestra Miami will honor four women who have greatly contributed to Miami’s heritage: Chairperson of U.S. Century Bank Aida Levitan, historian, author and preservationist Arva Moore Parks McCabe, Miami historian and first African-American President of the Dade Heritage Trust Enid Curtis Pinckney and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner and former President & CEO of the Miami Foundation, Ruth Shack.
The concert begins with Ácana by Afro-Cuban composer Tania León, followed by the lushly romantic Concerto for Piano in C # Minor by Amy Marcy Beach. Following intermission, the orchestra performs the Concert Overture N. 2 by Florence Price. the first black woman composer to have a symphony performed by a major US orchestra. The final piece is the Symphony N. 1 (Three Movements for Orchestra) by Miami native Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
VIP tickets, which include a post-concert reception and reserved seat, are $60 per person. General admission tickets are $20 to $40; students $5. Limited free parking is available at the church parking lot. Tickets and info at www.OrchestraMiami.org or (305) 274-2103.

Florida Renaissance Festival returns for its 28th annual adventure Weekends 2/8/20 – 3/22/20

Florida Renaissance Festival returns for its 28th annual adventure
Weekends, 02/08/2020 – 03/22/2020 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 S Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
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Cost: Prices range from $28 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free.

All Lords and Ladies are cordially invited to step back in time during seven weekends of adventure at the annual Florida Renaissance Festival. New themed weekends, new entertainment acts and more await those who look fondly upon years (ahem, centuries) past. All are invited to the grandiose event taking place February 8th through March 23rd, 2020 at Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park.

For the fifth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 28th season. This year, the celebration kicks off with a return to the English Monarchy and Henry VIII is back! Prepare for a greeting by jesters, jugglers, and jousting knights upon entering the gates, and sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

One of the nation’s most beloved events, with over 100,000 annual attendees and more than two million people having participated over the festival’s tenure, the Florida Renaissance Festival has devoted 28 years to capturing the essence of the Renaissance through entertainment and living history.

Florida Renaissance Festival 2020 themed weekends include:

· NEW! The Tudors-Henry VIII…He’s Back! – February 8th and 9th
In this 28th Season of the Festival we’ve decided to go back to the beginning with the undisputed King of the Renaissance, King Henry VIII. He’s back and he’s better than ever, bringing new and exciting entertainments, flavorful feasts, merry music, delightful diversions and wonderful wares of artistry and craftsmanship! King Henry and his lovely and clever wife Anne, Princess of Cleves and Queen of England, both bid you Welcome to the Renaissance!

· Viking’s – A Warrior’s Weekend – February 15th and 16th
Norwegian brothers and sisters emerge from the mist on an icy wind, battleaxes in hand, donned in leather and fur during this Chilling Weekend. Courageous warriors unite!

· Time Travelers’ – A Revolution of Invention – February 22nd and 23rd
Dedicated to adventures across the centuries – bring your brassie Victorian “gears” and join us for a “Steampunkin” good time as we travel back in time. A time of British Victorian fashion, the American Wild West, and steam-powered machinery. Don a top hat, vest, breeches, and monocle for this fantastic weekend!

· NEW – Heroes & Villains – The Eternal Struggle! – February 29th and March 1st
Will chaos reign and wickedness rule, or will good fortune and the kindness of man prevail? Are you a Hero or a Villain? No matter your choice of costume, it’s all about two sides of the same coin, and remember that without darkness there can never be light. Let the Warriors of the Light and the Armies of the Darkness meet in this epic weekend of eternal battle.

· Swashbucklers and Sirens – March 7th and 8th
Argh Mateys! All hands on deck and Avast Ye! Dead men tell no tales – the secret is out and the Swashbucklers and Sirens weekend promises to not leave anyone left at sea. Buccaneers will plunder and Sirens will serenade – gather your crew and come search for treasure while exploring unknown lands.

· Highland Fling – A Celtic Celebration! – March 14th and 15th

Celebrate the Celtic traditions of the Irish, Scots, Cornish and Welsh during this merry themed weekend that honors the People of the Isles. Sing, dance and join your tribesmen in your finest kilts while bagpipes blare throughout the Shire.

· Potter’s Witches & Wizards – A Magical Finale! – March 21st and 22nd

Muggles, witches, wizards and fantastical creatures abound at the most magical final weekend of the Festival. “Expecto Patronum!” your patronus and “Wingardium Leviosa!” your butt off the couch to come join us! Bring your wands, potions, and magical treasures to join in the fun and games.

The 2020 season also includes a variety of fan favorite acts and performances with an invigorating entertainment lineup that includes something for everyone.

The Florida Renaissance Festival 2020 Acts & Performances include:

  • NEW – Judas & Magnolia
    During our first two themed weekends, search out the daring escape artist Dr. Judas Lynch and his kooky assistant Ms. Magnolia Strange! This comedy & escape performance is not to be missed! When they are not on tour or at a festival, they can be found in and around the St. Louis area with their variety of tricks.

  • The Mis-Adventurers – Comedy Sword Fighting
    This comedy-adventure show, is filled with thrills, chills and heroic hijinks. Meet the dynamic sword fighting duo and join in on the fun as they are looking for new heroes to make it to one of their Guild Recruitment meetings! Or at least helping them settle some Dueling Disagreements! Adventure onward!

  • FAN FAVORITE – MooNIE the Magnificent
    MooNiE the Magnificent is an immersive silent comedy experience that engages the audience by using whistles and gestures to put everyone in stitches. Adding to the comedy is MooNiE’s mesmerizing balancing and juggling skills, creating an enjoyable family-friendly show that has something for everyone.

  • FAN FAVORITE – The MooNIE and BrooN Show
    When MooNiE teams up with the edgy & sarcastic BrooN, there’s no telling what you’re in store for! MooNiE and BrooN are a perfect double act that clash as well as compliment, creating the ideal recipe for painfully good comedy where no one will know what they’re going to do next, including them. Catch them during the final five weeks of the Festival!

  • RETURNING! – Wolgemut
    Prepare for an adventure – Wolgemut performs historical music on original instruments such as the medieval bagpipes, shawms and bombastic drums as well as quiet instruments like the flute, medieval fiddle and harp. Playing at international festivals around the world, Wolgemut promises to leave everyone “in a good mood” which is the translation of his name!

  • FAN FAVORITE – DeBracy Productions – Joust
    Come witness the heart-pounding medieval live-action stunt show. DeBracy Productions combines trick riding, vaulting, chariot racing, death defying stunts, full contact jousting and a gladiator style spectacle. Experience a spectacle where the winner takes all, princess, kingdom, and treasure, but is it all worth it!?

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2020 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Pepsi Cola, Absolut, Jameson, Sapporo, Unibroue, Devil’s Bit Cider, and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $28 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $139 (adults), $69 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: www.ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

Miami New Drama Presents The Cubans 1/23/20 – 2/16/20

Miami New Drama Presents The Cubans
Thursday, 01/23/2020 – 08:00 pm –
The Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $39-$65

Sweet Like Cafecito Until the Bitter End

Premiering in January is Cuban-American playwright Michael Leon’s The Cubans, the raw, funny and moving story of Cuban-American family struggling to understand each other and where they fit in. When Christy returns home to Miami for a family celebration, she clashes with her overbearing mother Martica over her life choices and family expectations – until a life-shattering event threatens to destroy the family’s very foundation. The Cubans will be directed by Victoria Collado, director of the immersive Cuban drama The Amparo Experience.

Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” on Saturday 2/8/20

Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day”
Saturday, 02/08/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tri-Rail’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station
500 Gulf Stream Way,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
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Cost: Free

Enjoy free family fun at Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” featuring arts and crafts, interactive games, cookie decorating, face painting, live entertainment, costume characters, food trucks and more.

As part of the festivities, 13 rising stars will show off their singing talents as they compete in “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent.” The first-place winner will receive $500, a one-year contract inclusive of a photo shoot with composite cards courtesy of Posche Models & Talent and professional studio and music video recording sessions with MikeSoperMusic and Newborn Studios.

Event goers are encouraged to ride the train to the event. Round-trip fares are only $5 and free for kids 12 and under. The first 200 riders to visit the Tri-Rail booth and present a valid Tri-Rail ticket dated February 8, 2020 will receive a free gift!

Les Lalanne at The Raleigh Gardens 11/22/19 – 2/29/20

Les Lalanne at The Raleigh Gardens
Friday, 11/22/2019 – 02/29/2020 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Gardens at The Raleigh Hotel
1775 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Presented by real estate developer Michael Shvo in the redesigned tropical Gardens of The Raleigh Hotel, “Les Lalanne at the Raleigh Gardens,” is a free exhibition open to the public from November 22, 2019 – February 29, 2020 honoring the late French artist Claude Lalanne, and her husband and collaborator François-Xavier Lalanne.