Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Where: Various venues
Ten days of screenings of culturally diverse films, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. Highlights of this year’s line-up includes a Made in Miami Spotlight film “South Beach on Heels,” a movie about the drag divas of The Palace, plus filmmakers awards and the annual Angel Award, presented to LGBT advocates and allies. This year’s Angel Award will be presented at the Opening Ceremony on May 2nd to Miami Herald staff writer Steve Rothaus for his years of covering LGBT issues and events in South Florida.
MIAMI Museum Month
Where: Various museums around Miami
During May, all visitors and locals will be offered “Buy One, Get One Free” admission at participating museums. Also, membership at any one of these participating museums will work as a free pass to any of the other museums.
Where: Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Arguably the largest adult-themed consumer show in America, the Exxxotica Expo rolls into South Florida yearly for a celebration of all things sexy. Adult entertainment stars meet with fans, wannabe porn starlets can attend industry seminars and vendors offer their naughty wares at this weekend kinkfest.
Mainly Mozart Festival
May 4- June 22
Where: Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables
The Miami Chamber Music Society is now the driving force behind this classical music series that highlight some of Mozart’s most important works as well as those of composers like Egilsson, Tchaikovsky and Brahms and many others over the course of two months and 11 concerts.
Where: Various venues throughout Miami Beach
Aqua Girl attracts women who love women for a jam-packed week of events like Speed Dating, a Wine & Cheese reception, parties – pool and otherwise – plus a happy hour, a concert and karaoke. Proceeds from Aqua Girl benefit the Aqua Foundation for Women, a not-for-profit-foundation whose primary mission is to serve as a funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellness and equality in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives.
Redland International Orchid Festival
Where: Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead
Browse from more than 50 vendors from all over the world, sit in on lectures, enjoy walking tours of Fruit & Spice Park and shop for arts & crafts at this annual festival dedicated to orchids.
Where: Miami-Dade County Fair-Expo Center, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami
Cuba Nostalgia takes visitors on a journey back in time for those who remember the island’s glamorous heydays and for those who never experienced them. There will be live Cuban exhibits, artists and vendors, traditional Cuban foods, and of course, music.
Urban Beach Week
Where: Various locations throughout South Beach
Bringing together a multi-ethnic community during Memorial Day weekend, Urban Beach Week is an annual event that holds festivities promoting unity and pride. UBW holds events and provides entertainment, food, music, and other activities that attract hundreds of thousands to South Beach each year including The Best of the Best Concert, which features some of the hottest acts in hip hop, reggae and R&B.