Miami events in January hit the floor running and never slow down.
Start 2018 with a slew of cultural events — Dawoud Bey’s “The Birmingham Project” makes its way to the Frost Museum of Art, get your Gatsby on at Art Deco Weekend, indulge in chocolate at Fairchild, and see the world descend on the Magic City for the Miami Marathon*.
Plus, there’s music aplenty, from South Beach Jazz Festival to rocking out with The Killers.
* Now is not the time to decide a marathon is a good idea. It is, however, a good time to start training for next year.
South Beach Jazz Festival
Three shows over three days: An Evening with Branford Marsalis, Ignacio Berroa, and a jazz brunch with the Tal Cohen Jazz Ensemble.
Miami Jewish Film Festival
The story of the Jewish experience is told over two weeks throughout Miami. See more than 40 films from around the world chronicling the Holocaust, modern day Israel, comedies and documentaries on notable Jews who have changed the world.
The winner of 12 Grammy Awards, the Colombian songstress travels to Miami for not one, but two shows that’ll have you not only singing, but shaking your non-lying hips.
The Last Jimmy: A Hip Hop Musical Featuring “Dice Raw”
The Roots’ Dice Raw presents a musical exploring the mass incarceration of black men, following the story of the last black man to be imprisoned as he navigates the prison and court systems.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
The legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is recognized with a parade through Liberty City, ending at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park for a community celebration.
When: Jan 12 and 13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Northwest 54th Street in Liberty City from Northwest 12 Avenue to Northwest 32nd Avenue
'Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts'
A personal injury attorney jumps at the chance for a payday after fatal plane crash, leading to the exploration of the cost of a human life.
Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project
Bey brings to life the lives taken from the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963, showcasing current residents of Birmingham, Alabama to represent the age of those killed, as well as the age they would be if they were alive today.
International Chocolate Festival
Get a sugar high at the tropical gardens, with endless samples, chocolate making and chef demonstrations, tours of the cacao plant life cycle, and more.
Art Deco Weekend
Miami Beach is a living tribute to the Art Deco period, and this annual festival by the Miami Design Preservation League celebrates the art form with live music, a dance, classic car show, lectures, a street fair, films, and more.
The band hailing from Las Vegas hit the music scene in 2002 with their first hit, “Somebody Told Me,” and are bringing a night of rock to Miami before heading off to Orlando.
The Miami Marathon
Runners from around the country and the world descend on the Magic City for the annual marathon, snaking from the AmericanAirlines Arena to Miami Beach and back.