Lightwire Theater presents The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare The Next Generation 2/26/23

Lightwire Theater presents The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare The Next Generation
Sunday, 02/26/2023-, 02:00 pm-
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Cost: Free

Aesop’s classic fable of The Adventures Of Tortoise And Hare: The Next Generation continues a decade later. The Next Generation features Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare, with dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling, and creative music – from classical to pop.

La clasica fabula de Aesop, The Adventures Of Tortoise And Hare: The Next Generation, continua una decada despues. The Next Generation presenta a tortuga Junior y a la pequeña liebre con imagenes deslumbrantes, narraciones conmovedoras y musica creativa – desde musica clasica hasta pop.

Admission is free; but a ticket is required.

Part of our Fun Arts for the Family Series

“Reflections of Society” Dillard Center for The Arts Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 2/1/23 – 2/28/23

“Reflections of Society” Dillard Center for The Arts Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 02/01/2023-02/28/2023, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Cost: Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under.

In honor of Black History Month, History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of stewardship of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Reflections of Society,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students and instructors, from February 1 – 28. Curated by instructor Celestin Joseph, the soulful and meditative exhibit of photography, studio art, and sculpture expresses adolescent voices in art, history, heritage and community. A meet and greet with the artists will take place on Sunday, February 5, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the New River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus.

“Reflections of Society,” will feature a variety of styles and mediums reflecting African American culture, arts and entertainment as viewed through the lens of youth. Featured pieces in the exhibition include works by AP students Angel Pena, Naima Cornelius, C. Joseph Ellie, Lewis James and Jennifer Turner, among others.

Joseph received his master’s in fine arts in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a bachelor’s in fine arts, cum laude, from the University of Hartford as a painting major, with an art history minor, and concentrations in printmaking and graphic design studies. Joseph also received a prestigious Yale/Norfolk Art and Music Scholarship to further his studies. Currently, he is teaching Advanced Placement studio art classes at his alma mater Dillard Center for the Arts where he has been strengthening the visual arts program since 1999.

“Reflections of Society,” is one of several engaging multicultural experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change Broward County,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a visual narrative weaving the story of the ever- changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the first people to today’s sightseers, “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of stories and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting Caribbean, Latin, Native American and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at Follow us on Facebook at, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at

We Belong Here 2/25/23, 2/26/23

We Belong Here
Saturday, 02/25/2023-02/26/2023, 12:00 pm-12:00 pm
4020 Virginia Beach Dr
4020 Virginia Beach Dr,
Miami, Florida, 33149
Cost: All Weekend Admission: USD 175.00, Saturday Only: USD 95.00, Sunday Only: USD 95.00

Common Ground Presents: We Belong Here is not your average festival: this newly expanded two day getaway offers a boutique experience at Miami’s stunning Virginia Key Beach Park. The final line up includes headliners Korolova, Themba Kaskade Redux (3 Hour Set), Lane 8 (3 Hour Sunset Set), James Hype (Sunset Set), Gioli and Assia, Calussa b2b Malone, Francis Mercier, Chapter and Verse, Yotto, Luke Alexander, Bryan Softwell and Lucky Rose.

We Belong Here is about enriching your soul as well as tickling your earbuds. It is a positive, life-affirming experience with a warm and friendly crowd reflected by an equally diverse line-up. The breathtaking location is an 863-acre barrier island with expansive wetlands, scenic beaches and sweeping views of the bay, all with the Atlantic breaking on the beach and spine-tingling sunsets. It will be transformed into a pop-up club with sophisticated production across three unique stages.

Chief amongst them is the circular stage known as the first ever 360 experience. It is a unique way to be fully immersed in music as you dance at the centre of the action with sound all around. The high quality amenities are open to all and include lounge seating and trailer style restrooms for a truly lux experience.

The cultured line-up is completed with the likes of Weissmann, Damelo, DCAL, Tessla, Ross, Ora, DJ Zev, Stello, Stixx and many more

The stunning scene is now set and all thoughts have turned to that first magical dance at We Belong Here.


Category: Nightlife | Festivals

All Weekend Admission: USD 175.00,
Saturday Only: USD 95.00,
Sunday Only: USD 95.00

Artists: themba, kaskade, redux, lane 8, James Hype, Weissmann, Damelo, DCAL, Chapter and Verse, Yotto, Luke Alexander

The US Army Field Band 2/26/23

The US Army Field Band
Sunday, 02/26/2023-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
The Moss Center
10950 SW 211 St,
Cutler Bay, Florida, 33189
Cost: Free

Known as the oldest and largest U.S. Army Field Band, this free concert is perfect for all ages. The 65-member band provides a unique musical experience with genres ranging from jazz to Broadway.

World Famous Los Trompos Experience at Shops at Merrick Park 1/31/23 – 2/28/23

World Famous Los Trompos Experience at Shops at Merrick Park
Tuesday, 01/31/2023-02/28/2023, 11:00 am-08:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave.,
Coral Gables, FL, Florida, 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park, known for its pristine outdoor shopping with lush green spaces and a fine collection of retailers in the heart of Coral Gables, will be the perfect backdrop for the world- famous Los Trompos art exhibition created by Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. This interactive vibrant outdoor display will make its South Florida debut from January 31 through February 28.

“Los Trompos,” which means “spinning tops” in Spanish, is a traveling exhibit that has been displayed in cities around the world, including Mexico City, Paris, and New York. The lively installation will feature eight larger-than-life, three-dimensional colorful spinning tops in a variety of colors and shapes that invite visitors to play and engage with the art. The art draws its inspiration from a toy that has been popular with children around the world since the dawn of time.
The colorful surfaces of each top are created, in part, by fabric woven in a traditional Mexican style. The fabric is stretched over the modules to seat several people at once. Functioning as both artwork and a rotating platform, each sculpture acts as a gathering place for relaxation, social interaction and entertainment.

This large-scale, artistic installation engages visitors in a way that is both meaningful and playful. By working together to create momentum, visitors can spin the tops on their bases.

Los Trompos was first commissioned by High Museum of Arts, Atlanta. Owners of Los Trompos are DTE Energy Beacon Park Foundation and The Downtown Detroit Partnership. The tour producer is Creos.

Los Trompos at Shops at Merrick Park is free to attend (no ticket required). Visitors are encouraged to take the tops for a spin, sit back and relax, or pose for the perfect photo opportunity. The exhibit is suitable for all ages.

Any way you spin it… you won’t want to miss this! For more information visit

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-1215, visit Follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at, on Instagram @shopsatmerrickpark and on twitter @ShopMerrickPark.

The 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival 2/4/23 – 3/26/23

The 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival
Saturday, 02/04/2023-03/26/2023, 10:00 am-06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 S. Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33442
Cost: Prices range from $29 for adults and $13 for children (ages 6 to 11 years of age). Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $139 (adults) and $69 (children). Group ticket rates are also offered.

The annual Florida Renaissance Festival returns with a one-of-a-kind family-friendly event that takes lords and ladies of the realm back to a time when tunics, gowns, laces, stockings, frills, slashed sleeves, and broad-rim hats were the fashion. Beginning February 4, 2023, and running for eight consecutive weekends until March 26, all roads lead to Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach to celebrate the 31st edition of the Florida Renaissance Festival.

The festival is for all ages, and it’s one of the most anticipated major events of the year because it’s a memorable, magical, mythical experience for the entire family. This special event features multiple new attractions, as well as popular older ones to guarantee non-stop fun and excitement in this magical kingdom.

Jousting knights, harmonious melodies, wicked wenches, magicians, and more await as festival goers will be treated to delectable foods, fabulous drinks, numerous unique craft shops, live music, and more. The kingdom is a wonderful place for fun, but it’s also a great environment where participants can take selfies of themselves in era garb.

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

For tickets and more information visit:; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. If you prefer the ancient method, call 954-776-1642.

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble’s Youth Pride concert 2/26/23

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble’s Youth Pride concert
Sunday, 02/26/2023-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Amaturo Theatre
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: 35

The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble’s special Youth Pride concert will be conducted by Emmy® Award winning composer Julie Giroux. An accomplished orchestrator, composer, arranger, clinician and guest conductor, Giroux became the first female composer to have her work performed during a U.S. Presidential Inauguration ceremony when the presidential band performed her piece as Vice President Kamala D. Harris was introduced.

Modern French Pastry Class (2 Spots / 18+) 2/26/23

Modern French Pastry Class (2 Spots / 18+)
Sunday, 02/26/2023-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Tastebuds Kitchen Miami West
14740 SW 26th St STE 206,
Miami, Florida, 33185
Cost: 70

J’adore Paris! Do you? Join us as we travel to of Paris and take inspiration from the cafes that line the streets. We’ll learn the techniques behind these awe-inspiring french pastries as we hand-fold butter into layers of delicate flaky dough and fill our picture-worthy eclairs with delicious pasty cream. Take home a box of fresh Parisian pastries made entirely from scratch to impress even the toughest French critics. Grab an apron and invite a friend to join you on this pastry adventure!

Beethoven on the Beach: Gateway Park 2/26/23

Beethoven on the Beach: Gateway Park
Sunday, 02/26/2023-, 04:00 pm-
Gateway Park
151 Sunny Isles Blvd,
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, 33160
Cost: Free

Orchestra Miami presents “Beethoven on the Beach” its annual popular free outdoor concert series. The 2023 version is entitled “Unfinished”, and the program centers around two works by famous composers which were left unfinished.
The first piece is the little-known 10th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, which was left unfinished at his death in 1827. At the time of his death, Beethoven left several sketches of two of the movements. Orchestra Miami will perform what exists of this symphony for the first time in South Florida, in a realization by musicologist Barry Cooper. This little-known piece by one of the world’s most famous composers will be paired with a very well-known unfinished work, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony N. 8 in D Minor, D. 759. Also on the program is the Overture and Entr’Actes to Bizet’s famous opera Carmen, and the overture to an unfinished comic opera by Camille Saint-Säens. The 42 musicians of Orchestra will be led by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.
There are three opportunities to hear this fabulous concert! Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at 8 PM at the Miami Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33141; Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 at 4 PM at Gateway Park, 151 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Sunny Isles Beach, 33160; and Friday, March 3, 2023, at 8 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156. As always, this concert will be free and open to the public. Reservations are required for entry to the concerts in Miami Beach and Pinecrest. A premium reserved seat can be reserved for a $25 donation. All other free reservations are general admission, first-come, first-served seating. No reservations are required for the Feb. 16th concert in Sunny Isles Beach! For parking and other information, please visit our website at or call 305-274-2103.