JUNE 2012 HIGHLIGHTS
European Film Festival
May 31-June 7
Where: Various theaters throughout Miami; information at www.europeanfilmfest.org or 786/285-1168
The European Film Festival brings independent first-run foreign films from a variety of countries to entertain thousands of film enthusiasts and industry professionals with a week of auteur cinema.
Summer Shorts Festival
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.arshtcenter.org.
Summer Shorts is a fun program of mini-plays. This year’s line up features Israel Horovitz’s The Audition Play, Adam Peltzman’s Bedfellows, Carey Crim’s Green Dot Day, Joyce Turiskylie’s I’ll Be There, Lojo Simon’s Moscow, Christopher Demos-Brown’s The Man from Mars, Gregory Bonsignore’s 3 and Mark Swaner’s Reality Show.
Coral Gables Restaurant Week
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 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.
Redland Summer Fruit Festival
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
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; information at
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, pastry chefs, junior chefs and bartenders and provides education and inspiration through seminars, workshops, tastings and demonstrations.
American Black Film Festival
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.
World Soccer Masters Tour
Where: Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens; information at www.theworldsoccermasters.com.
A constellation of top international soccer stars including Lionel Messi, Diego Forlan, Julio Cesar and Didier Drogba will play the match of the year. The game will be televised live on Fox Soccer Channel.
June 28-July 2
Where: Miami Airport Convention Center, 71 NW 72nd Ave., Miami; information at www.floridasupercon.com
South Florida’s comic book, anime, animation, video game, fantasy, sci-fi and pop culture convention returns with four days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming.
Circo Hermanos Vazquez
June 29-July 9
Where: Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.circovazquez.com
Founded in 1969 by Rafael and Jose Vazquez, the Hermanos Vazquez Circus is already into its third and fourth generation of performers and features a line up of dancers, clowns, daredevils, acrobats, trapeze artists, animal shows and more.