Miami Events – May 2015

eMerge Americas
May 1-5
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach

eMerge Americas is a global conference that brings together startups, cutting-edge ideas, industry leaders and investors from across North America, Europe and Latin America for five days of interactive sessions, networking events, and presentations designed to spark conversation and unleash creativity.

Miami International Jazz Festival
May 1-3
Where: Various venues

Miami International Jazz Fest is a showcase of jazz performers throughout Miami featuring artists like Felipe Lamoglia, UM Frost Concert Jazz Band, Tomas Cruz and many more.

MIAMI Museum Month
May 1-31
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.

Mainly Mozart Festival
May 3- June 21
Where: Various Venues throughout Miami

The Miami Chamber Music Society hosts its classical music series that highlights some of Mozart’s most important works, as well as those of composers like Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler and many others over the course of two months.


Brew at the Zoo
May 9
Where: Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami

Raise your glass to the wildlife at Zoo Miami at this annual beerfest with more than 100 kinds of beer from around the globe, live musical performances and nibbles available for purchase.

Taste of Haiti
May 9
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami

This special event celebrates the rich flavors of Haitian cuisine plus music, kids’ corner, entertainment, chef cook-off, arts and crafts.

‘The Consul’
May 9-16
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Florida Grand Opera presents Gian Carlo Menotti’s three-act opera about a world recoiling after World War II and coming to terms with the grim realities of the Cold War.

Aqua Girl
May 13-17
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, concerts and more. Proceeds benefit the Aqua Foundation for Women, a not-for-profit-foundation that serves the lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in South Florida.

May 14-31
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Zoetic Stage presents Pulitzer Prize-winning Harold Pinter’s smart and provocative story of the tangled love lives of Emma and Jerry, a couple immersed in a passionate love affair that unfolds in reverse chronological order.

Redland International Orchid Festival
May 15-17
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 and crafts at this annual festival dedicated to orchids.

Cuba Nostalgia
May 15-17
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. This year features its first-ever Guayabera 5K Run, with participants running an obstacle course in their tropical chic attire.

Urban Beach Week
May 22-26
Where: Various locations throughout South Beach

Urban Beach Week is an annual event that includes a packed itinerary of parties at venues around Miami Beach, plus other entertainment and activities culminating with The Best of the Best Concert, a showcase of some of the hottest acts in hip-hop, reggae and R&B.