Miami City Ballet presents: Ballet for Families 4/4/20

Miami City Ballet presents: Ballet for Families
Saturday, 04/04/2020 – 04/04/2020 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W Flagler St,
miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: Free

Miami City Ballet is proud to create free programs for families to experience the beauty and fun of ballet in an interactive and dynamic format. Ballet for Families (“BFF”) engages all the senses as families learn, watch, dance and experience ballet through a narrated performance that is entertaining for all ages. Through friendly, interactive demonstrations from our wonderful dancers, you’ll learn how and when ballet began, what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer and how a ballet is created. Performed by the students of the Pre-Professional Division, Ballet for Families features excerpts from some of Miami City Ballet’s amazing ballets and music from some of the world’s greatest composers. Families are provided a colorful and educational related to the history of ballet, the ballets performed and the exciting world of dance. Miami City Ballet exists to impact people’s lives through the transformative power of dance.

Learn more at www.miamicityballet.org.

IIDA South Florida Chapter presents their 20th Annual Design Mix 4/4/20

IIDA South Florida Chapter presents their 20th Annual Design Mix
Saturday, 04/04/2020 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fillmore Miami Beach
1700 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $50 to $175 at door

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Design Mix, the South Florida design community will be raising the roof and taking it back old-school style with a 90’s themed fashion show. Design Mix is an annual fundraising event presented by The International Interior Designer Association (IIDA) South Florida Chapter. This year, guests will be encouraged to bring back grunge, boy bands and plaid on Saturday, April 4th, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The Fillmore Miami Beach.

IIDA South Florida Chapter advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession. Design Mix is the organization’s signature event which raises funds to award scholarships to exemplary interior design students, legislation advocacy efforts, and continuing educational support to their practicing professionals. The focus of the event is to pair industry members with design firms in a joint mission to fabricate wearable garments made entirely out of interior finish materials provided by event sponsors. This year’s runway show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and it will feature 25 models rocking the latest trends in textiles, wall coverings, flooring, tiles, etc. All garments will be reviewed and scored by non-industry guest judges who will present awards in various categories including: Best Use of Color, Best Design Detail, Best Use of Material, Best Performance, Most Creative, Most Nostalgic, Most Blingin’, Judge’s Choice and The Homie’s Choice. This year’s judge’s panel includes fashion designers Angel Sanchez and Rene Ruiz.

The 90’s are often referred to the happiest decade of our lifetime. America was prospering, we had the internet and of course, Britney Spears was living her best life! Once the Design Mix fashion show ends, guests will enjoy an exclusive after party featuring live entertainment, specialty cocktails and light bites. For sponsorship opportunities, general event information or to purchase tickets online, visit https://www.designmixsoflo.com/.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Hosts 13th Annual International Orchid & Garden Festival 4/4/20

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Hosts 13th Annual International Orchid & Garden Festival
Saturday, 04/04/2020 – 04/05/2020 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 N Birch Rd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $12

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is pleased to welcome back the 13th Annual International Orchid & Garden Festival on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. The Festival welcomes orchid enthusiasts and plant lovers alike to vividly experience – and purchase – diverse, colorful and fragrant varieties of orchids, tropical plants, herbs and fruit trees sold by local and international vendors from Thailand, Malaysia, Ecuador and Hawaii. The two-day event will be taking place from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy orchid and tropical plant displays, food vendors, libations, garden art, orchid care and general gardening lectures, live music and much more.

The 13th Annual International Orchid & Garden Festival is happening during Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ 100th Anniversary year. One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020.

A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. The 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.

When:
Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5; 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Where:
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 North Birch Road Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Cost:
$12; Parking is free.
To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.bonnethouse.org/event/bonnet-house-orchid-festival-2/

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

Miami New Drama Presents A Wonderful World 3/5/20 – 4/5/20

Miami New Drama Presents A Wonderful World
Thursday, 03/05/2020 – 04/05/2020 08:00 pm –
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $39-$65

Relish in the music. Meet the wives who shaped the man. Witness the story of a legend.

A world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, featuring songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, and original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented Opalocka-raised playwright and TV writer (This is Us, The Good Fight), and co-author of last season’s hit Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy. A Wonderful World, traces Armstrong’s odyssey, the musical genre he helped define, and the complex history of race in America, from the birth of jazz in Armstrong’s native New Orleans to international stardom and the Civil Rights era. Squire focuses his musical drama through the prism of the women in Armstrong’s life. Directed by Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee Christopher Renshaw. Music arranged by Annastasia Victory and Michael O. Mitchell.

SMDCAC presents Ranky Tanky 4/4/20

SMDCAC presents Ranky Tanky
Saturday, 04/04/2020 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
1201 NE 38th St,
Oakland Park, Florida 33334
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Cost: $20-$35; $55 VIP

Dedicated to the African roots music of the Gullah culture of the coastal lowlands and sea islands of Georgia and South Carolina, Ranky Tanky (“get funky” in Gullah patois) has received numerous raves since their debut album “overflowing with authenticity” (Afropop Worldwide) came out in 2017. Powerhouse vocalist Quiana Parler (a 2003 American Idol standout) fronts an accomplished jazz quartet of fellow Charleston musicians and longtime friends, performing gutsy spirituals, blues, songs and more that mark the endurance and beauty of African-American culture.