Miami Events - June 2013

 

Things to do in Miami during the month of June.

taste of the caribbean
One of the house specialties at Island Restaurant is Escovich Fish. Photo by Chris Cutro.
 

Miami Events - June 2013

Exxxotica Expo
May 31-June 2
Where: Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

www.exxxoticaexpo.com

Arguably the largest adult-themed consumer show in America, the Exxxotica Expo rolls into Miami yearly for a celebration of all things sexy. The expo also puts on star panel discussions by renowned members of the adult entertainment community, blush-inducing burlesque numbers and sex-ified game-show parodies

Summer Shorts Festival
June 7-30
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
www.arshtcenter.org

Summer Shorts is a fun program of mini-plays with an incredible line-up of scripts penned by the country's best writers including City Theatre National Short Play Competition winners.
 
Coral Gables Restaurant Week
June 10-30
Where: Various participating restaurants throughout Coral Gables. For complete list visit coralgablesrestaurantweek.com.

Revisit old favorites and discover new ones during Coral Gables Restaurant Week - this year extended to three weeks - with participating restaurants offering a three-course lunch and/or dinner menu with at least a 20% savings off the regular menu prices. Over 30 restaurants are participating in this year's event.

Out in the Tropics Performing Arts Festival
June 13-16
Where:
Various locations throughout Miami and Miami Beach. Information at http://www.fundarte.us

Out in the Tropics is a a performing arts series that brings a full rand of award-winning contemporary GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) artists and arts events to South Florida.

Redland Summer Fruit Festival

June 15-16
Where: Redlands Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; information at www.fruitandspicepark.org.

Enjoy the fruits of summer at Fruit & Spice Park's showcase of local agriculture and tropical fruits. Vendor booths will feature local wines, yummy foods, and rare fruit samplings.
 
Taste of the Caribbean
June 26-30
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; information at 
www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/events-taste/event-taste-about.php

Savor the best in Caribbean cuisine and attend workshops with leading chefs who will provide insider secrets at Taste of the Caribbean, a competition-style event that showcases the region's best chefs, mixologists, pastry chefs, food and beverage suppliers and provides education and inspiration through seminars, workshops, tastings and demonstrations.
 
American Black Film Festival
June 19-23
Where: Various theaters throughout Miami. For more information visit www.abff.com.

Showing the latest and best Black films (shorts, features, documentary and unreleased) from around the world, plus panels, symposiums and other special events.

8cho - Tango Takes Flight!
June 20-30
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
www.arshtcenter.org

Dozens of aerialists, dancers and musicians will dangle from the rafters of the Ziff Ballet Opera House in this gravity-defying tango-infused show.

Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival
June 22
Where: Northwest Third Avenue between 9th and 11th streets. Information at overtownfestival.com.

The 3rd Annual Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival is a musical celebration with artists like jazz chanteuse Nicole Henry, saxophone player Earnest Walker Jr., and many more along with the vivacious sounds of local church choirs. Enjoy the family fun activities as well as the southern cooking and Carribean flavors.

 

Burgers, Beer & BBQ Bash
June 29
Where: Historic Miami Circle, 401 Brickell Ave., Miami; tasteofbrickell.com

Sample creations by more than 20 local restaurants as they go head to head in this burger and barbecue competition. Participants can vote on their favorite dishes and pair their burger or barbecue with beer.

 

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