Living in Miami

Arts and Entertainment

Miami has a lot going on and here’s just a small list of publications and websites that post the most updated information on what is happening across the city on any particular day.

Daily Candy
Miami Design Preservation League
Miami Herald
Miami New Times
Miami New Times Cultist
Not for Tourists – Miami
Rundown – MIA
Soul of Miami – This site posts local event flyers. Something for everyone.

Monthly Promotions in Miami
Shop Miami Month, February
Miami Film Month, March
Miami Golf Month, April
Miami Museum Month, May
Miami Romance Month, June
Miami Spa Month, July and August
Miami Spice, August and September
Miami Attraction Month, October
Miami Live Music Month, November

Daily-Deal and eCoupon Websites
These sites and newsletters publish offers, including dining and food, local events, beauty and fitness, and retail services. Yipit is a great site that pulls together all the best daily deals available in Miami from the most popular deal sites, including Gilt City, Groupon, Living Social, and Travelzoo.

Ticketing Services
Eventbrite, Ticketmaster


ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, January/February
The marathon draws more than 15,000 people for the event. The course takes your through the most beautiful parts of Miami and Beaches.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival, February
Join your favorite Food Network hosts for cooking demos and book signings.

St. Sophia Greek Festival, February
Dancing, arts, crafts, kids’ activities, delicious greek foods, and cooking demonstrations.

9 Mile Music Festival, March
An all-day reggae music festival featuring top artists and reggae legends on Key Biscayne.

Calle Ocho Festival, March
The world’s largest street party.

Ultra Music Festival, March
America’s premier electronic music festival featuring top artists performing over three days.

Sony Open Tennis, March
The 5th largest tennis tournament, you can watch the best players in the world compete during this two-week event.

Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade, April
Two-day event with celebrities, musical performances, and food and drink.

The Globe Cuba Libre Block Party, May
A free, open-air concert and festival in the heart of downtown Coral Gables.

Key West Bacchanalia, June
Festival, filled with parties, tastings, cook-offs, seminars, celebrities, top chefs and fun!

Coral Gables Restaurant Week, June
Popular restaurants offer three-course prix fixe menus.

Miami New Times Iron Fork, August
Kicking off Miami Spice Months, this event takes the Iron Chef model and pits to local Miami chefs in a contest for best meal.

Coral Gables Oktoberfest, October
10 days of traditional food, beer, music and entertainment is served up at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus. Admission is Free.

Columbus Day Regatta, October
More than 200 sailboats race on Biscayne Bay.

Fantasy Fest in Key West, October
A Mardi Gras-esque celebration and body painting extravaganza that draws over 70,000 revelers.

Ironman 70.3 Miami, October
A USA Triathalon-sanctioned event, this annual race brings competitors from all over the world to swim, bike, and run Miami.

Miami Book Fair International, November
Recognized as the nation’s finest literary festival, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books.


Wynwood Art Walk, Every second Saturday of the month.
Check out the galleries, street art, bars, restaurants, and food trucks.

Art Basel Miami Beach, December
One of the most important art fairs in the U.S.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival, February
Annual fine arts festival during Presidents Day weekend with more than 350 artists from around the world.


Miami Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1989, the Miami Symphony Orchestra is one of the leading cultural organizations in South Florida.

Chopin for All
Free concerts on Saturdays and Sundays. They also do a concert series for members.


Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. (305) 949-6722
Arts Ballet Theater of Florida, 15939 Biscayne Blvd., N. Miami Beach. (305) 935-3232


The following theaters are just a selection of places to catch new releases, art films, and classics. To easily find show times for films in your area try or Don’t forget your student ID.

AMC Sunset Place 24, 5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami. (305) 740-8904
Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables. (786) 385-9689
Cosford Cinema, UM Coral Gables Campus, 2nd Floor, Memorial Building
O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St, Miami., (305) 571-9970
Paragon Grove 13, 3015 Grand Ave. # 322, Coconut Grove. (305) 446-6843
Regal Cinemas, Locations around Miami
Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St, Miami. (305) 643-8706

Outdoor Movies & Drive-Ins
Florida Swap Shop, 3291 W Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
SoundScape Cinema Series (October to May)


The following museums are just a selection of cultural organizations in the area. Many museums offer discounted museum to students, so don’t forget to bring your student ID. Additionally, many of them participate in Museum Month in May. Visit for more details and participating museums.

ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. (305) 674-8278
Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. (305) 576-2828
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. (305) 673-7530
City of Miami Black Precinct and Courthouse Museum, 480 NW 11th St., Miami. (305) 329-2513
Coral Gables Merrick House, 907 Coral Way, Coral Gables. (305) 460-5361
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables. (305) 603-8067
Dezer Collection Automobile Museum, 2000 NE 146th St., N. Miami. (305) 354-7680
Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152nd St., Miami. (305) 253-0063
The Haitian Heritage Museum, 4141 NE 2nd Ave., #105C, Miami. (305) 371-5988
HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. (305) 375-1492
Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach, 1933-45 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach. (305) 538-1663
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. (305) 672-5044
Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. (305) 284-3535
Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. (305) 375-3000
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. (305) 673-7256
Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. (305) 373-5437
Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. (305) 646-4200
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., N. Miami. (305) 893-6211
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami. (305) 348-2890
Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. (305) 375-3000
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. (305) 250-9133
Wings Over Miami Air Museum, 14710 SW 128th St., Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, Miami. (305) 233-5197
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. (305) 531-1001
World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. (305) 532-9336


Bird Walks & Nature Tours
EcoAdventures, 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami. (305) 365-3018
EcoAdventures offers outdoor excursions tailored to all ability levels and skills.

Star Gazing
Bill Sadowski Park & Nature Center, 17555 SW 79th Ave., Palmetto Bay. (305) 661-1375.
Free star gazing every Saturday, 8 to 10 p.m.

Bike and Roll Miami, Locations: Miami Beach (Marina and South Beach) and Downtown (Bayside)
Bike rentals and Bike and Segway tours around Miami. Find bike ride maps on their website to plan your own tour.

Bike Walk Coral Gables, (305) 603-8067.
Provides family-friendly bicycle tours of places of interest in Coral Gables. Beginning at 11 am on the third Sunday of every month, the tours are led by experienced bicycle leaders on safe routes to the varied destinations. RSVP recommended.

Miami Critical Mass, Last Friday of every Month
Started in San Francisco in 1992, Critical Mass events are held all over the world. The group meets at Government Center at 6:30 pm. Riders depart at 7:15 pm.

Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 South Bayshore Dr. (305) 444-4571
For a low annual fee, members can take sailing lessons, race, or just sit by the water at the clubhouse and socialize.


Dolphins – National Football League (NFL)
Heat- National Basketball Association (NBA)
Marlins – Major League Baseball (MLB)
Panthers – National Hockey League (NHL)