The St. Patrick’s Day Festival Committee brings Miami-Dade the only St. Patrick’s Festival in Miami 3/14/20

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival Committee brings Miami-Dade the only St. Patrick’s Festival in Miami
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Ponce Circle Park
2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

This one-of-a-kind day will include bagpipers, A U2 Tribute band, Irish dancers, food, a variety of crafts, a giant slide and loads of fun. It is free and open to the public. There is no admission charge.

Miamians of all ages will enjoy this daytime festival that offers something for everyone. Come hungry because there is lots of food—Irish and otherwise—as well as many different crafts and of course plenty of beverages to round out the day. For families with children, they can enjoy the giant slide, bounce house, rock climbing wall and merry-go-round for free.

The 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival will feature a host of entertainers including Wide Awake, a U2 Tribute band; Celtic Cross with Paddy Kelleghan; and the St. Andrews Pipe and Drum Band. Our DJ will keep everyone going during the interludes. In addition, Irish dancers from the Breffni Academy of Dance led by Michael O’Hara will provide plenty of fancy stepping and gravity-defying leaps. The young lassie participants of The Miss Colleen Pageant will be showcased on stage. Holding to the belief that “Everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day,” The St. Patrick’s Day Committee has combined family-oriented entertainment and a variety of palate-pleasing delectables such as traditional corned beef & cabbage, shepherd’s pie, authentic Irish Coffee, Irish soda bread, and whiskey cake as well as a wide array of spirits and other beverages. A wide variety of Irish crafts and unique Celtic memorabilia will be available for sale by high-quality vendors.

SMDCAC presents The Color Purple 3/14/20, 3/15/20

SMDCAC presents The Color Purple
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 03/15/2020 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 STREET,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
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Cost: $45-$95

Don’t miss the official Broadway tour of The Color Purple, the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival hailed as “a glory to behold” (The New York Times) and “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this epic story of a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South is set to a Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues.

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.

Jazz In The Gardens 3/14/20, 3/15/20

Jazz In The Gardens
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 03/15/2020 03:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: $89-$168

With a vibe so chill and a lineup this explosive, it’s no wonder the 15th annual Jazz In The Gardens, March 14 & 15, is the hottest ticket in America! It’s a celebration of soulful music with legends like Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, The Roots and Kirk Franklin sharing the stage with new and talented favorites like H.E.R – with more amazing artists still to be announced! This two-day festival is undoubtedly a “must attend” event in Spring 2020 with all roads leading to South Florida, so be sure to get your tickets now! With various ticket options, every jazz and R&B lover is bound to find the perfect seat for their ideal experience. This lineup is set to blaze the Jazz in the Gardens stage so don’t miss it!