SEPTEMBER 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
International Ballet Festival Miami
Aug. 29-Sept. 8
Where: Various venues in Miami, Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale. More information at 305-549-7711 and www.internationalballetfestival.org.
This festival brings some of the world’s top ballet performers and companies to Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Under the direction of Pedro Pablo Pena, the festival features workshops and performances by talented young winners of international ballet competitions, modern and contemporary dancers and a Grand Gala performance.
Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show
Aug. 30-Sept. 3
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. More information at www.homeshows.net.
The Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show gives attendees access to vendors, culinary demonstrations, instruction for DIY home improvement projects and more. Miami’s Home Show is a unique marketplace that enables homeowners to experience the products and services first hand, talk one-on-one with industry experts and get personalized advice to plan home improvement or design projects.
Miami Fashion Film Festival
Where: O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami; http://miafff.com.
Get a glimpse into the fashion industry via screenings of feature length films, shorts and documentaries plus workshops and panels that examine and explore the art and culture of the fashion business. The festival benefits Fashion Inspire More (FIM).
Florida Soccer Expo
Where: Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens; floridasoccerexpo.com
Soccer enthusiasts, coaches, clubs and teams will converge at this trade show where more than 80 exhibitors will be offering the newest and latest in soccer gear. An indoor soccer tournement will also take place plus seminars, clinics and professional presentations.
Miami World Music Festival
Where: FIU Wertheim Concert Hall, 10910 SW 17th St., Miami; 786-581-7746 or www.miamiworldmusicfestival.com.
The 2013 MIami World Music Festival presents five concerts with music from Germany, Cuba, Spain, Russia and Argentina with an emphasis on chamber music written by the greatest composers of all time. There will also be folk music events using traditional world instruments.
Where: Ancient Spanish Monastery, 16711 W. Dixie Hwy., Miami; http://www.jbftasteamerica.org/event/miami.
The James Beard Foundation brings together celebrity chefs Ted Allen (Chopped) and Yigit Pura (Top Chef / Just Desserts) with some local stars like Chef Pai of Khong River House, Dena Marino of MC Kitchen, Clayton Miller of Yardbird, Jose Mendin of Pubbelly and Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House for a culinary adventure to benefit the Foundation.
National Red Bull Flugtag
Where: Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; http://redbullflugtagusa.com/page/cities/city/2/miami
Watch as teams compete to see which homemade flying contraption can fly the farthest over Biscayne Bay at this zany annual event. The brave competitors will hurl their machines off a 30-foot platform, but not before completing their own performance piece, which is almost just as important as the contraption’s ability to fly.