By: Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly
Note from Karen: You asked for more about things to do in Miami, so my plan is to have this post on events of the month to be a regular feature.
There’s so much going on in Miami in February 2018, from different nature and fashion events, to an art fair, a wine tasting and the 30th Annual Miami Yacht Show. Read below to find out more about Miami events February. We don’t want you to miss out!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
Tropical Audubon Society Presents: “Birding 101 Bird Walk”
Led by Brian Rapoza, field trip coordinator and board member of the Tropical Audubon Society, and Leica Store Miami, this free birdwatching tour takes bird enthusiasts through the East Everglades. Making it extra special, the areas visited on the bird walk are closed off to car traffic, and Leica binoculars and scopes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. All participants should meet at the new turnaround, at the west end of SW 168 Street and four miles west of Krome Avenue. While the event is free, all participants need to register here.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
Cooperativa Shop + Bossa Concept
A fan of Latin American fashion? Then this special collaboration was designed with you in mind. Taking place at Bossa Concept’s Miami Beach storefront, the fashion pop up from Cooperativa Shop—a self-proclaimed “ambassador” for emerging and established Latin American designers—will bring together luxury fashion collections from top Latin names. On February 15th, you can kick-off this pop-up with cocktails, bites and designer Jack Vartanian (who will debut his new collection!) at Bossa Concept. Bossa Concept is located at 1202 20th Street #3. This event will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., but the pop-up will stay open through March 1st.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
Miami Yacht Show 2018
Running from February 15th to 19th, the 30th annual Miami Yacht Show, the Magic City’s premier luxury yacht show, will put new and pre-owned vessels on display, in the water, along the stretch of Collins Avenue between 41st Street and 54th Street. Anchored right across from the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Nobu Eden Roc Hotel, this show will feature the world’s most extraordinary, uniquely-designed yachts and superyachts from the
world’s top custom boat builders. Parking is available at the 42nd Street Garage for $8, and at the 67th Street Garage for $30. Valet parking is also available, from Thursday to Sunday only, at 4601 Collins Avenue. Valet parking costs $60 and can be arranged ahead of time here. Tickets for this event start at $25 per person and can be purchased here. Since the show coincides with Art Wynwood, a complimentary shuttle service will be offered to and from both events.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
From February 15th to 19th, Art Wynwood will return for its seventh edition. This contemporary art fair was designed with serious collectors and budding art enthusiasts in mind, as it includes some of the most important works of the 20th and 21st centuries. When you go, expect to see the $4.3M The Christ as Gardener by Édouard Manet on display at MICHALI GALLERY, Luis Valenzuela’s debut of Lucky 7 (a fashion collection he has been working on since Art Wynwood first began), a piece of work created by 94-year old Colombian artist, Knox Martin, that hasn’t been viewed in public for decades, and even a live graffiti art performance by artist JonOne, presented by the Fabien Castanier Gallery. During this installment of the annual art fair, artist Logan Hicks will be awarded the Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. On top of that, “RAWK” by Jason Newsted, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, will be presented by 55Bellechasse to benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation: an organization that strives to advance arts, environmental, marine and wildlife education and preservation, teenage entrepreneurship, and boating safety education. Art Wynwood will take place at the new bayfront One Herald Plaza, at NE 14th Street (between the Venetian and McArthur Causeways). Find out more about the art fair here. Since this fair coincides with the 30th Annual Miami Yacht Show, a complimentary shuttle service will be offered to and from both events.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH
Ceramic Art at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Starting February 17th, visit Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens and you’ll be able to catch a new exhibition: Nature, Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection. This exhibition will feature 55 everyday ceramic objects from 43 Japanese ceramic artists, from exquisite flower vases and tea bowls, to candle holders, platters and more. Adding to the collection, eleven digital photographs by photographer Tajiro will highlight the sacred connection between ceramic making and nature in Japanese culture. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, in Delray Beach. This exhibition will run through April 22nd.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Tour of the public art and architecture of the Miami Design District (it got rave reviews from a reader and trusted source) with Arts Encounters. The tour is led by Margery Gordon, art critic, journalist and educator. 6:30 p.m. in Jungle Plaza, 3801 N.E. 1st Avenue. For tickets, click here
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Great Wines of Italy
Taking place at the EAST, Miami Hotel, this walk-around wine tasting will showcase wines from more than 85 Italian producers. Every wine at the event earned scores of 90+ points by internationally-renowned wine critic, James Suckling, which were awarded due to their impressive quality and character. As you walk around, each producer will pour two of their top wines and new releases, giving all attendees a personal tasting experience… and only the best taste of Italy. EAST, Miami Hotel is located at 788 Brickell Plaza. This event will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. While this event isn’t occurring until March, we recommend getting your tickets now here.