Miami Events – February 2015

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Jan. 30-Feb. 3
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach www.originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com
Procure your own piece of history at this show with more than 1,000 antiques dealers peddling their wares. The show also includes seminars, professional appraisals and a series of informational seminars on antique jewelry.

Florida Grand Opera Free Family Day
Feb. 1
Where: South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay
SMDCAC.org
Explore the opera world with an exciting family opera performance, an instrument petting zoo, arts and crafts, interactive production workshops, musical performances and so much more.

Disney’s ‘Newsies’
Feb. 3-8
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
www.arshtcenter.org
Disney’s “Newsies” tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right and staying true to who you are.

Florida Renaissance Festival
Feb. 7-March 15
Where: Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach
www.ren-fest.com
Travel back in time to the days of kings, queens, knights and jesters at this annual festival with artisans, performers, jousting knights, wandering minstrels, magicians and characters entertaining the crowds, and all the medieval-style fun and games throughout the event.

Art Wynwood
Feb. 12-16
Where: Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE First Ave., Miami
www.art-wynwood.com
Art Wynwood brings together 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works. The fair also highlights street art, murals, pop surrealism and other contemporary movements.

Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail

Feb. 12-16
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr.; Miamarina at Bayside, 400 Biscayne Blvd.; and at the Sea Isle Marine & Yachting Center, 1635 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami.
www.miamiboatshow.com
Boat lovers will be in paradise at this boat extravaganza that is so big it takes up three locations – two of which are at actual marinas where boats can be boarded and taken out for sea trials. Sign up for seminars, stock up on gear and gadgets and get up to date on the latest innovations in maritime technology.

Miami City Ballet: ‘Passion and Grace’
Feb 13-15
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
www.arshtcenter.org
Miami City Ballet performs Richard Alston’s critically-acclaimed “Carmen,” a flamenco-fueled, modernist take on the classic tale of passion and betrayal plus the company premiere of Twyla Tharp’s “Sweet Fields,” and George Balanchine’s “Allegro Brillante.”

Moonlight & Music Valentine Day’s Concert
Feb. 14
Where: Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami
www.deeringestate.org
This year’s concert will feature vocalist Wendy Pedersen with special guests Jim Gasior on piano and vocalist Lenard Rutledge. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and small picnic baskets. Refreshments and food will also be available.

9 Mile Music Festival
Feb. 14
Where: Miami Dade County Fairgrounds, 10901 Coral Way, Miami
A reggae music festival with a serious social commitment, the 9 Mile Music Festival presents Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, Soja, Capleton, Tanya Stephens, The Green, Jesse Royal, Iqulah Rastafari and Future Prezidents.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Feb. 14-16
Where: Along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive in Coconut Grove www.cgaf.com
Coconut Grove gets invaded by 360 artists who set up shop along a one-mile stretch to offer fine arts and quality crafts at this festival that draws thousands of locals and tourists in search of unique art work. The event also features family fun activities, live music and food from around the world.

Kite Day
Feb. 15
Where: Haulover Beach Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
This family-friendly event offers free kiting activities for all ages, such as kite-building classes, kite-flying demonstrations and kite competitions. Expect to see a return of the “monster kites” including a 100-foot squid, a 30-foot scuba man, a 30-foot Nemo and more.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Feb. 15
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
www.arshtcenter.org
The all-male drag ballet company specializes in a loving critique of the conventions and traditions of ballet with campy and hysterical remixes of the classics.

Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music, Art and Dance
Feb. 19-22
Where: Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive Key Biscayne
VirginiaKeyGrassRoots.org
Multi-cultural, family-friendly annual festival returns to Miami for a fourth year. This year’s lineup will feature Rubblebucket, Marco Benevento, Keith Frank, Danay Suárez, Locos Por Juana, the Spam Allstars, Afrobeta and many other acts.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Feb. 19-22
Where: Various locations in South Beach
sobefest.com
South Beach Wine and Food Festival is the ultimate foodie convention featuring a schedule packed with events hosted by Food Network personalities, celebrity chefs, cook book authors and top wine and spirits brands.

Miami Beach International Foodies Festival
Feb. 22
Where: 73rd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
www.MiamiBeachFoodFestival.com
Sample some of the best food from local restaurants, cafes and bakeries in Miami Beach plus the Comedy Lounge, motorcycles on display, a Chef Pavilion with cooking demonstrations and a KidZone for the little ones.

Florida Arcade & Pinball Exposition
Feb. 20-22
Where: The NSU Arena at the Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale
www.floridaape.org
More than 250 pinball and video game machines from private collectors all around the state of Florida, all free to play (with admission) plus retro and modern PC and console gaming courtesy of Florida Supercon and Arcade Odyssey.

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