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August 2019

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African Dance and Drum Festival

Miami’s Delou Africa presents its African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival from Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 4, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center (212 NE 59th Terr.). On tap: a children’s village, drum and dance workshops, storytellers, a wellness fair, African fashion and arts, and food and drink. The mainstage event, Seeds of the Diaspora, showcases traditional and contemporary performances. Tickets $30, $20 for seniors and students, children $5. Check online for free offerings and workshop costs: www.adddff.delouafrica.org.

 

How Many Principals Make a Ballet Fest?

Apparently 120! The Miami Hispanic Ballet Company hosts the International Ballet Festival of Miami, inviting 120 principal dancers from more than 20 ballet companies worldwide. That’s a lot of artistic excellence, so let your imagination soar even if you can’t, with these programs (as of deadline, we don’t know specific repertoires): young competition winners Saturday, August 3, 7:30 p.m., Manuel Artime Theater (900 SW 1st St., $25); avant ballet and modern dance Saturday, August 10, 8:00 p.m., Miami Arts Charter School (95 NW 23rd St., $30); contemporary ballet Sunday, August 11, 5:00 p.m., Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, $35-$45); classical and neoclassical Saturday, August 17, 8:00 p.m., the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Ave., $49-$69); and a closing performance featuring all the principals Sunday, August 18, 5:00 p.m., MDC Auditorium (2901 W. Flagler St., $35-$62). Free street performances: Friday, August 9, 8:00 p.m., at the Lincoln Road Mall/Euclid Circle and at Wynwood Walls. www.internationalballetfestival.org.

 

TouraGemofSpanishHistoryTour a Gem of Spanish History

Response was so great to July’s cover story that we’re putting out an APB: The Ancient Spanish Monastery offers free tours every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. as part of admission ($10 for adults; $5 for seniors and students). The medieval Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux, north of Segovia, fell into disrepair, was sold, converted to a granary, then sold again to William Randolph Hearst in the 1920s, who had it dismantled stone by stone and shipped to this country. You can hear its fascinating history as you wander the beautiful complex, which still serves parishioners. www.spanishmonastery.com.

 

Futbol Firsts at the Stadium

The home fans reportedly weren’t happy, but as part of a 15-year contract with Relevant Sports (a.k.a. Stephen Ross) to promote the league here, at least one Liga regular season match gets played in the U.S. -- and that means Miami for the opener, on Wednesday, August 7, 10:00 a.m., when FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli face off, with their newly announced first teams, at Hard Rock Stadium (347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens). Game 2 is set for Ann Arbor, Michigan, at Ross’s alma mater. Info at https://hardrockstadium.com.

 

Dolphins: QB To Be Determined...

The Miami Dolphins host two preseason home games: against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.; and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, August 22, 8:00 p.m., to be nationally televised. Do preseason games really matter, you ask? The sports website FTW asked and answered. After tracking data going back five years, the conclusion: “Surprisingly, you can find a little information about how a team will fare based on its preseason record. But only a little and only if you look real hard.” So just go to Hard Rock Stadium. Enjoy the dogs and suds, and live for today. www.miamidolphins.com.

 

This Hannibal’s a Funny One

You gotta admire a comic whose standup routines nailed Bill Cosby back in 2014. Hannibal Buress, of course, has a whole other body of work with his Eric Andre Show sketches and his own podcast, “Handsome Rambler.” You may recognize him as love interest Lincoln Rice on Comedy Central’s Broad City and in such films as Slash, Tag, and Spiderman: Homecoming. He returns to town Saturday, August 10, for two shows, 7:00 and 10:30 p.m., at the Olympia Theater (174 E. Flagler St.). Both will be filmed, so be early, be camera ready, and fasten your seatbelts. Tickets: $29.50-$39.50; www.olympiatheater.org.

 

SeaTurtleOutreachintheParkSea Turtle Outreach in the Park

You keep the lights low and avoid certain beach areas this time of year, and our turtle hat’s off to you! Miami EcoAdventures has two sessions left for its Sea Turtle Awareness Program: Wednesdays, August 21 and 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Haulover Park (10800 Collins Ave.). After an orientation, you and your own hatchlings will follow staff to the beach and observe, if all goes well, a permitted release of hatchlings into the ocean. Registration: www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.

 

“Flamenco Jazz” at the Black Box

Pianist/composer and Grammy nominee José Negroni joins two artists of Ballet Flamenco La Rosa -- singer Salvador De Angela and dancer Maria Mercedes -- for a night of jazz and flamenco fusion Friday, August 23, 8:00 p.m., at MDC Auditorium’s On.Stage Black Box Theatre (2901 W. Flagler St.). BFLR creates groundbreaking flamenco collaborations that incorporate not only jazz, but tap, blues, Caribbean, Celtic, Sephardic, and more. Tickets $40. www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org.

 

Is It Magic or Illusion?

Picture, if you will, the single-minded passion that propelled a seven-year-old with magic tricks from small-town South Dakota into Reza the Illusionist, who has taken his high-voltage rockstar showmanship around the world and to numerous television specials. You can see for yourself when he seemingly passes through power tools and spray paint, makes motorcycles appear out of thin air, and takes the entertainment to new levels, as his show, “Edge of Illusion,” suggests. He performs Saturday, August 24, at the Arsht (1300 Biscayne Blvd.). Tickets $25-$69. www.arshtcenter.org.

 

More Strains of Andalusia

Miami’s Siempre Flamenco stirs up our folkloric souls with its annual Festival de Cante and four performances Friday, August 30, 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 31, 3:00 and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 1, 4:00 p.m. Founding members Paco and Celia Fonta join Spanish singers Rocío Bazán, Manuel de Manuel, and Javier Heredia; dancer Antoñete Castro; and guitarist Paco Fernández. Performances at the Arsht (1300 Biscayne Blvd.). Tickets $48-$60. www.arshtcenter.org.

 

Home Design and Improvement Show

In the market for a redo or an up-do? At the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show you can browse, ask the pros, follow celebrity panels and DIY demos, and pick up design and décor tips. The show runs Friday, August 30, through Labor Day. Hours: Friday 4:00-9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 9:30 p.m.; and Monday, noon to 7:30 p.m. Mana Wynwood Convention Center (318 NW 23rd St.) Tickets $7. www.homeshows.net.

 

Compiled by BT contributor Dinah McNichols. Please send information and images to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

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