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Art Galleries & Museums
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (305-949-6722) hosts an eclectic mix of music, dance, performing arts and theatre. In Coral Gables, the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater (305-444-9293) presents wellknown mainstage productions, as well as the Theatre for Young Audiences. The PlayGround Theater at the Miami Theatre Center (305751-9550) is also perfect for children. Smaller, but wonderful theaters abound in Miami, including the GableStage at the Biltmore (305445-1119), City Theatre (305-755-9401) and New Theatre (305-443-5909).
For a list of art gallery walks and tours in Miami, please see Walking & Art Gallery Tours on page 40. u
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
The only museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture! The museum is housed in two adjacent, restored National Register synagogues and features rotating exhibits as well as the core exhibition, MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida. Enjoy history timelines, films, and visit Bessie’s Bistro for snacks and the Orovitz Museum Store. Open Tues.-Sun., 10am-5pm; closed Mondays and holidays. Free entry on Saturdays. Adults, $6; seniors and students w/ ID, $5; children under 6, free. See special offer on page 59. At 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-5044. Map I-13. www.jewishmuseum.com
Miami City Ballet (305-929-7000) is known for blending classical ballet with avant-garde. During the holidays, MCB presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Tigertail Productions (305-3244337) presents dance and music performances, as well as the literary and visual arts. Miami Light Project (305-576-4350) offers innovative global dance, music and theatre artists. The Miami Hispanic Ballet (305-549-7711) presents the annual International Ballet Festival of Miami during August and September. Other dance companies such as Momentum Dance Company (305-858-7002), Ballet Flamenco La Rosa (305-899-7729) and Ballet Etudes of South Florida (305-557-1142) all present our cultural diversity with innovative choreography.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, with its unique architecture, lush gardens and opulent interiors, is a National Historic Landmark and European-inspired estate that offers the perfect place to spend an hour or an afternoon! The 90-minute Discover Vizcaya audio tour is available for $5 and allows visitors the opportunity to explore the historic estate at their own pace, while not missing any points of interest. Stop by the Vizcaya Café and Shop for tasty bites, souvenirs and gift items! Open daily, 9:30am-4:30pm; closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Adults, $18; children 6-12, $6; under 6, free; seniors 62+, $12; and students with ID, $10. At 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-2509133. Map J-9. www.vizcaya.org
The New World Symphony (305-673-3330), housed in the New World Center, offers an impressive range of programs, from orchestral and chamber music concerts to special events. Recognized for excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (305-275-5666) presents highquality symphonic music. Florida Grand Opera (305-854-7890) features impressive works with international performers. Every year in March, the Miami Bach Society (305-6691376) presents the internationally-acclaimed Tropical Baroque Music Festival. The Coral Gables Congregational Church Community Arts Program (305-448-7421) presents extraordinary artists and musicians, from classical to jazz. The Rhythm Foundation (305672-5202) presents world music by established and innovative artists from all over the globe!
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) is known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, and for seeking a fresh approach in examining the art of our time. Open Tues. and Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm; Wed., 1pm-9pm; Sun., noon-5pm; closed Mondays. Adults $5; seniors and students with ID, $3; children under 12, free. The last Friday of the month is Jazz at MoCA, 58
Published on Nov 27, 2013