We’ll keep you busy with our monthly picks of things to do Miami. This month there’s everything from a historic cruise and the Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience, to a wine train, exciting film festivals and even yoga by the ocean. Looking for something new to do in the Magic City? Try one of the eight events listed below. We love them—and we think you will, too!
Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi
Saturday, September 22nd
Calling all GOT fans! Did you know the BB&T Center is bringing Westeros to you? For this moving concert, famous composer Ramin Djawadi will lead an orchestra and choir as they perform music from all seven seasons. But don’t just expect musicians—this (literally) out-of-this-world production will include video technology, too. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. The BB&T Center is located at 1 Panther Parkway. Tickets start at $17 and can be purchased here.
Historic Miami River Cruise with Dr. George
Sunday, September 23rd
Join HistoryMiami Museum’s resident historian, Dr. Paul George, for an educational cruise down the Miami River. As you sail and take in the beautiful Downtown Miami skyline, Dr. Paul will tell you everything you need to know about Miami River’s history, going as far back as the late 19th century, when the area’s earliest known inhabitants—Tequesta Indians—called it home. The cruise will start and finish at Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace, and will run from 10 a.m. to Noon. Miamarina is located at 401 Biscayne Boulevard. Tickets start at $50 per person and include admission to HistoryMiami, which is located at 101 West Flagler Street.
The Tasting Train by Brightline
Friday, September 7th
Starting at 7 p.m., hop on the Brightline train—in either West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale—for an immersive wine journey that takes you all the way to Miami. You’ll get to taste Far Niente wine throughout the ride, and when you get to the Magic City, the fun continues with live music, Far Niente Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, and delicious Napa-inspired bites at Brightline’s MiamiCentral station. The party will run until a little after 10 p.m., at which point it’s time to catch the 10:18 p.m. train back to Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach. Brightline’s West Palm station is located at 260 South Quadrille Boulevard. Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale station is located at 101 NW 2nd Avenue. Brightline’s Miami station is located at 600 NW 1st Avenue. Tickets for this event are priced at $125 per person. The Tasting Train will depart West Palm Beach at 7 p.m. and Fort Lauderdale at 7:39 p.m. It will arrive back in Fort Lauderdale at 10:46 p.m. and West Palm Beach at 11:35 p.m.
Saturday, September 8th
Kick-off arts season with a free event at the Adrienne Arsht Center! During this day-long event with fun for the whole family, enjoy a mix of family activities, mini performances, a community arts village of more than 100 arts and cultural organizations, chef demonstrations by Brad Kilgore of BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, live bands, DJs and more. As an added bonus, on that day only, tickets for the majority of the Arsht Center’s season will go on sale, and attendees can buy them without ticket handling fees. Starting at 10 a.m., expect a party on Thomson Plaza featuring pop rock-reggae band JAHFÉ, performances by the Florida Grand Opera and the Greater Miami Youth Orchestra, dance classes, staged readings, workshops and more. The Adrienne Arsht Center is located at 1300 Biscayne Boulevard.
Miami Fashion Film Festival
Thursday, September 20th – Saturday, September 22nd
If you like movies and fashion, head to Miami Beach Cinematheque for The Miami Fashion Film Festival. For three days, attendees will get to screen various documentaries, short films and movies—all related to fashion—by names like Laia Gil, Adriana Naranjo, Jose Mari Rivero and Shivesh Ranjan. These local and international films highlight the connection between art and fashion and its influences, and showings will be interspersed with workshops, panels, parties and more. Buy tickets to individual events here. Proceeds benefit Fashion Inspires More, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the fashion dialogue through art, technology, and education.
22nd Brazilian Film Festival (BRAFF)
Thursday, September 14 – Sunday, September 23rd
The 22nd Brazilian Film Festival (BRAFF) is coming to town, and it’s bringing 10 days of short and feature-length films made in Brazil with it. During this year’s festival, Carlos “Cacá” Diegues, one of the most prolific and important directors of world cinema, will be honored—and to do it, many of his most popular films will be shown. On the last night, the his Bye Bye Brasil will be projected onto the wall of the New World Center’s SoundScape Park. The full schedule of events can be found here. This festival will take place in different venues around town. It is free and open to the public.
Love Lost, Vizcaya featuring IlluminArts
Friday, September 28th
Many people think Miami is a superficial city—but Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Love Lost, Miami and IlluminArts are trying to prove otherwise. This annual exhibit of of objects, all related to the subject of loss, is in town for one night only to shed light on all of its emotional effects: release, communal grief, remembrance, recognition and joy. During this event, guests will be guided through James Deering’s historic estate, where they will find ordinary objects from Vizcaya’s collection, as well as objects and stories that belong to Miami natives that were both personal and tell a story. The night will culminate with a live performance by IlluminArts, Miami’s Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Series, with renowned baritone Richard Ollarsaba and pianist Gregory Ritchey, in a beautiful concert that celebrates the message of the evening. This event will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased here.
Oceanside Yoga at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Saturday, September 29th
Start your day with a little yoga by the sea! There are two yoga classes taught by Green Monkey, one at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (you choose just one!), as well as a meditation session with Innergy Meditation, and light bites and beverages. All attendees will also get complimentary valet parking and select massages and facials for just $109 at Lapis spa. Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue. This event is priced at $49 per person.