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Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

45th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
We’re knee-deep in the middle of festival season here in the 305, so that means it’s once again time for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival.

This signature event attracts over 150,000 visitors to view the works of over 330 artists and craftsmen. Also included in the festival is The Global Food Village, The Culinary Pavilion Showcase, two stages of live entertainment, and of course, liquor. Bacardi will be there dehydrating the masses.

Where: The Festival is located just south of downtown Miami, adjacent to Biscayne Bay. It runs along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.

Getting there:
Parking is extremely limited. It is recommended that you take advantage of the bus shuttle service.

Miami-Dade Transit provides round-trip shuttle service that runs approximately every 15 minutes from the Douglas Road Metrorail Station. The shuttle service stop is located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Mary Street. Shuttles operate during the following hours:

Saturday, February 16, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 17, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday, February 18, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Festival runs Sat. Feb 16 – Mon. Feb 18
Tickets: $5 for one day, $12 for 3-day pass

Coconut Grove Arts Festival®
3390 Mary Street Suite 128
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Tel.: 305-447-0401
Fax.: 305-447-1499

Romance in a Can

Romance in a Can

Romantic Film Festival

Romance in a Can, the only romantic film festival in the United States, is ongoing through Feb 24th. Many of the films have a brief cocktail reception prior to the show.

It wouldn’t be Sobe if it didn’t include Happy Hour, now would it?

Feb 12 Colony Theater 7:00pm Il mio miglior Nemico
Feb 13 Colony Theater 7:00pm Atlas de la geografía humana
Feb 13 Colony Theater 8:45pm Year of the Wolf
Feb 14 Miami Beach Cinematheque 8:30pm Girl Shy
Feb 14 Alliance 7:00pm Le Coeur des hommes
Feb 14 The Wolfsonian-FIU 7:00pm Du bist nicht allein!
Feb 14 Angles Hotel 9:00pm Shake It All
Feb 15 FIU M.E.A. Auditorium 7:00pm International Short Movie Selection
Feb 16 Books & Books, C.G. 7:00pm Atlas de la geografía humana
Feb 17 Mutiny 7:00pm When the Right Ones Comes Along
Feb 18 Mutiny 6:00pm Lora, a Story of Love
Feb 18 Mutiny 8:45pm Thicker than Water
Feb 19 MIDS 8:00pm Competition at Miami International Design School -free-
Feb 20 Soyka’s 7:00pm Short Movie Competition at D.A.S.H. at Soyka’s -free-
Feb 21 Miami Beach Cinematheque 8:30pm Yom Yom
Feb 22 Wallflower Gallery 7:00pm Dol, the Valley of Tambourines
Feb 23 Byron Carlyle Theater 7:15pm The Garden of Earthly Delights
Feb 24 Colony Theater 7:30pm Reds

Purchase Tickets online from Romance in a Can or by phone at 1-954-889-0875
Most ticket prices average $10-$20

Flamenco Festival Miami

Flamenco Festival Miami – Overtown Rhythm & Soul – Target Globalbeat

There is always something to see and do in Miami, and this weekend is no exception.

Flamenco Festival Miami

The festival begins on Thursday Feb 7th and goes until Sat Feb 9th at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, formerly Carnival Center for the Performing Arts.

whew! And I thought The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater was a long name! You win, Adrienne. Yours is bigger.

Performances at Flamenco Festival Miami include:

  • Thur Feb 7 at 8pm Cuatro Esquinas with Carmen Linares, Miguel Poveda, Juan Carlos Romero and Pastora Galván
  • Fri Feb 8 at 8pm Tomatito Quintet – Gypsy guitarist
  • Sat Feb 9 at 8pm Mujeres with Merche Esmeralda, Belén Maya, Rocio Molina with special guest artist Diana Navarro
Overtown Rhythm & Soul

Feb 9 & 10 from noon until 7pm

An Exhibition of ’50s and ’60s Nightclub Billboards from Miami’s “Little Broadway”
In honor of Black History Month, The Arsht Center is proud to host the largest-ever showing of classic billboards from The Black Archives’ Clyde Killens/Sam Rabin collection. Relive the vibrant days of Overtown nightlife, when Miami’s historic neighborhood was the place to catch America?s reigning jazz, blues and R&B entertainers. “Overtown Rhythm & Soul” is a stirring tribute to one of the most fruitful eras in the history of American music.

Don’t miss a special exhibit event on Saturday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m., lecture by Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, historian and archivist. Event is FREE.
Carnival Studio Theater

Target Globalbeat

And if you still haven’t had enough keep in mind Target Globalbeat is still ongoing through April.

Held the second Saturaday of each month, Target Globalbeat is a multicultural music gathering appropriate for the entire family.

The schedule for this Saturday, Feb 9 includes:

  • 3:00 pm Joey Gilmore (American blues)
  • 3:00 pm Circ X
  • 4:00 pm Chinese Dragon parade
  • 4:30 pm Plena Es (Puerto Rican plena)
  • 5:30 pm The Samba Academy (Brazilian Samba)
  • 6:00 pm Sevillanas dance party with Siempre Flamenco (Spanish Flamenco)