Summer Shorts Festival
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
The annual kick-off of the summer theatre season features the nation’s best new 10-minute plays in one hilarious and thought-provoking evening from City Theatre.
Where: SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
When an industry gets big enough to have its own conventions, then you know business is booming. Such is the case with camming, where webcams link voyeurs with models willing to do all manner of naughtiness for a private audience. The camming industry brings the models, fans, hosting websites, studio partners and all overlapping businesses together to talk shop.
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 (actually more like three weeks) with participating restaurants offering a three-course fixed-price lunch and/or dinner menus at discounted prices.
Taste of the Caribbean
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami
Culinary teams from all over the Caribbean go head to head to see who can prepare the tastiest dishes, cocktails and pastries, plus the industry trade show provides a forum for food and beverage suppliers to showcase the latest novelties and innovations.
Redland Summer Fruit Festival
Where: Redlands Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead
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.
Miami Underwater Festival
Where: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami
Visitors can see beautiful underwater films and photography, learn how to build their own aquarium, explore (and even touch some) sea creatures, and discover how the ocean provides a unique habitat for all kinds of life. The festival is being held in celebration of the global World Oceans Day, which honors the bodies of water that link us all.
Where: Various locations throughout Miami
Celebs and pro athletes invade Miami for Irie Weekend, a nonstop lineup of events including celebrity golf tournament, a VIP Welcome Reception and parties aplenty throughout the weekend. The event is to raise funds for the IRIE Foundation, an organization that helps at-risk youth.
Where: Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami
The Ultimate Miami series is a platform which allows local singers, drag divas, bartenders, pastry chefs and comedians to compete for a cash prizes of $5,000 while sharing the stage with nationally recognized performers. The voice competition features shows by George LaMond and Judy Torres. The drag contest features pro divas Adore Delano and Courtney Act. The culinary show features TKA and The Cover Girls and the comedy contest is headlined by Carlos Mencia.
Colors of the Caribbean
Where: Hollywood ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 N. Young Cir., Hollywood,
Colors of the Caribbean celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month with music and flavors of the islands featuring live performances by Inner Circle, Rikki Jai, Ricardo Dru, Kevin Lyttle and many more.