Miami Events – August 2014

PHOTO: Daniel Bock

An Evening with YES
Aug. 1
Where: Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood
Legendary prog-rock band performs sans singer Jon Anderson, but original guitarist Steve Howe and bassist Chris Squire will hold it down as they bang out hits from the 1971 groundbreaking album “Fragile” as well as 1972’s “Close to the Edge” in their entirety.

Aug. 1 – Sept. 30
Where: Various participating restaurants throughout Miami.

Calling all foodies! Get up close and personal with some of Miami’s top dining locales during Miami Spice, a twomonth promotion where participating restaurants offer up discounted three-course meals (lunches $23, dinners $39) featuring signature dishes and specialties prepared by world-renowned chefs. Participating this year in Miami are top steak houses like Capital Grille and Morton’s, trendy hot spots like The Bazaar and Makoto, budget-busters like Juvia and Cavalli and many more. 

Miami Spa Month
Through August 31
Where: Various participating spas around Miami and Miami Beach.

Some of Miami’s fanciest spas are offering treatments at a reduced rate of $99 through the end of August. Participating venues include uber chi chi spots like Elle Spa at the Eden Roc, Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau, The Biltmore Spa and many more.

International Champions Cup Soccer Tournament
Aug. 4
Where: Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens;

The International Champions Cup pits eight of the world’s top football clubs against each other – Real Madrid, Liverpool FC, A.C. Milan, Manchester United, Olympiacos, Manchester City, Inter, AS Roma – at cities throughout the U.S. The tournament culminates at Sun Life Stadium in the Championship round.

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
Aug. 6-Oct. 26
Where: HistoryMiami, 101 Flagler St., Miami

This traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and Carlos Santana.

Panic! at the Disco
Aug, 15
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

Las Vegas baroque pop-punk band embarks on The Gospel Tour in support of its biggest hit “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and its fourth studio album, “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die.”

Monster Jam
Aug. 15-16
Where: BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise

Feel the power and hear the roar of the monster trucks at Monster Jam where world champion Grave Digger will jump, fly and crush along with Gunslinger, Madusa, Monster Mutt, Fullboar and Grave Digger Legend.

Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
Aug. 16-24
Where: Films will be shown at The Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Florida has become a second home to many Brazilians, who have brought with them both their cash and their film industry, which makes a sojourn every year to showcase around two dozen of the most acclaimed Brazilian films at this annual festival. The itinerary includes competitive screenings, special screenings, parties and cocktails.

Tori Amos
Aug. 24
Where: Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Tori Amos wraps up her U.S. tour at the Fillmore, mixing new tracks with fan favorites including “Silent All these Years,” “Cornflake Girl,” “Crucify,” “God,” “Caught a Lite Sneeze,” “Spark,” “Professional Widow” and “A Sorta Fairytale.”

IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival
Aug. 28-30
Where: Koubek Center, 2705 SW Third St., Miami

This annual dance festival highlights the crossroads between African and Cuban movement and features dance workshops with live drumming, a street fair and culminates with a gala performance featuring guest artists and IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Company.

South Beach Bike Week
Aug. 29-Sept. 1
Where: Ocean Drive between Eighth and Tenth Streets,Miami Beach

Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country will gather in South Beach to celebrate the largest motorcycle event in South Florida with contests, parties, concerts, entertainment, food, vendors, bikini contests and the Ms. SoBe Bike Week contest.

MIAMI Home Design & Remodeling Show
Aug. 29- Sept. 2
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach

Need a few tips for that big home remodel? Looking for the latest in home gadgetry? Want some tips on a new floor plan for the family room? The Home Design and Remodeling Show is the place to be. The event features vendors showcasing fine home furniture, accessories, remodeling, interior design, kitchens and baths and an array of products and services for the interior and exterior of the home.