XVII Annual International Ballet Festival
Dates: Throughout September, click here for a calendar
When it comes to ballet, Miami doesn’t necessarily jump out as the top spot for creativity, grace and beauty of dance. However, this great city hosts one of the most successful ballet events in the United States, drawing in the world’s biggest stars and most respected ballet companies to hold performances in a variety of venues around south Florida. Check out the Annual International Ballet Festival, with performances throughout September, to see these twinkle toes in action.
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German American Club
11919 SW 56th St
Miami, FL 33175
You don’t have to be German to enjoy the fabulous foamy head on a good pint of beer or dig into the crispy breaded crust of a cut of wienerschnitzel at this annual bi-weekend event. Hosted by the German American Club of Miami, tents are pitched and doors thrown open, beckoning one and all to don dirndls and lederhosen and partake in all things German.
41st Annual South Miami Art Festival
Dates: November 3-4
Few festivals in Miami can top this quaint and eclectic gathering of some of the nation’s finest artists. Situated on the scenic streets of South Miami, this juried art exhibition draws over 50,000 visitors over two days and is an artistic staple for residents and tourists alike. Slip on some sun block and stroll among displays of drawings, paintings, jewelry, sculptures, glass and ceramic as well as mixed media, textiles and wood. Chat with the artists and snack on a diverse array of native foods while deciding which piece to add to your collection.
1st Annual Miami Jazz Fest
Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront Park
301 N Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
miamijazzfest.comDates: November 17-18
Aficionados of jazz can snap their fingers and tap their feet to a wide spectrum of musicians that will convene in downtown Miami. Nestled between glittering buildings and cooled by a light bay breeze, this first-ever festival provides worldwide jazz with a Latin flavor. The first night features top Brazilian jazz artists and day two will be old-school jazz with noted artists like Don Friedman, Patty Ascher, Joe Carter and many more. Festival organizers proudly support the American Society for Scleroderma Research—an autoimmune disease that affects all ages—and donates a portion of ticket proceeds for continuing research for a cure.
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France Cinema Floride 8th Annual French Film Festival
MDC Tower Theatre
1508 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
Are you into festivals but not wild about being outside in the sweltering heat? If you are a movie lover, then you’re in luck. Whether or not you claim to be a French film connoisseur, ditch the French fries and the beret and visit this film festival, which bases its screening selections on movies shown at Cannes. Presented in the historic Tower Theatre on Calle Ocho, the festival presents a new selection of 10 French films over a two-day period with English subtitles and a question-and-answer session with actors or directors following one of the films.
Glenn Osrin is a journalist and seasoned consumer products sales professional living in Miami, Florida. A new vegan, his most recent assignment is writing about the benefits of a plant-based diet and lifestyle while learning about the Miami vegan community. His work can be found at Examiner.com.