Cool Things to Do in July

PIGS OF PARADISE TOUR WITH THE FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FLIFF), things to do Fort Lauderdale july
PIGS OF PARADISE TOUR WITH THE FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FLIFF)

 

There’s so much going on in Miami in July 2019, from the much awaited spa months,  Dionne Warwick in concert,  a mango festival, and major movie happenings in the Bahamas, to performances by international ballet stars, Miami Swim Week 2019 and more. Looking for something new to do in the Magic City? Try one of the events listed below. We love them—and we think you will, too!

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Not to Be Missed Miami Art Exhibits

Do not miss these top four Miami art exhibits at The Bass, ICA, PAMM and MOCA. Whatever your medium of choice, there’s an exhibit for you — furniture, fiber sculpture, sculptures with found objects, tapestries, paintings, photography– you name it. There’s even a barbershop where you can get a haircut!  For my tastes, they are some of the best exhibits in awhile, and happen to be all at once. Just in time, too, for summer when it just seems there’s more time.
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A Day in Overtown: Where to Visit, Eat, Stay,and Entertain

Places to visit, where to eat, where to stay, entertainment, and the annual not to be missed event:  here’s your guide for a day exploring Overtown, one of Miami’s most historic areas. There’s no better neighborhood to find authentic soul food or experience an amateur night showcase that’s modeled after the historic Apollo Theater’s long-running one in New York City. And rivaling Wynwood’s famous street murals are those of the late artist Purvis Young, born in Overtown. The building façades and architecture harken back to the early 1900s when black performers played, ate and stayed here. A new B & B, too, a bargain at rates starting at $100 a night.
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From Bakehouse to Art House

If you’re involved or very interested in the art world in Miami, you know the Bakehouse Miami. And if you aren’t, you could think it’s a bakery. Actually, it was one of the first industrialized bakeries in Miami along with Holsum. Since 1985 the Art-Deco era building has been serving artists with studios and others who have access to using the organization’s dedicated spaces for making art. You may also buy directly from the artists there.  If you have any interest in art, you won’t want to miss a visit for one of their quarterly Open Studio evenings, where guests can visit all of the artists in their spaces.  They also offer classes, exhibits, and the space can be visited every day.
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Things to Do April ’19

Lots of things to do in Miami in April, from foodie events,  the 40th Annual Spring Plant Sale and the Beach Polo World Cup, to a month-long poetry festival, a Japanese “Hatsume” festival, the creative “Palette Project”,  and wine tastings . Looking for something new to do in the Magic City? Try one of the events listed below. We love them—and we think you will, too!
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Nu Deco Ensemble, A Gem

When a good friend told me about Nu Deco Ensemble I had thought it was about contemporary music as in atonal, lacking in melodic verses (think Philip Glass). Not my thing. Was I ever wrong. True, as they say, it has classically trained musicians for the most part, but traditional classical music is part of the repertoire that also blends it with all or a combo of pop, jazz, and big band sounds. Sometimes works include art and media collaborations.  The conductor is cool, young, and exudes enthusiasm. The audience of all ages was loving it as did I. We went once, enjoyed it so much, that the next day booked tickets for the next concert, a Global Cuba Fest.
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