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February 2020

CinemaNightsattheWallCinema Nights at the Wall

The SoundScape Cinema Series continues on Wednesday nights with free screenings on NWS’s projection wall at SoundScape Park (400 17th St,, Miami Beach). The roster includes 2019’s Little (with Regina Hall and Marsai Martin) on February 5; 2010’s Valentine’s Day on February 12 (with a big-name ensemble cast); Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, a 2019 documentary on the life of the Nobel, Pulitzer, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, February 19; and Disney’s 2017 Coco on February 26. Rain or shine, films start at 8:00 p.m. www.nws.edu/events-tickets/wallcast-concerts-and-park-events.

MoreMiamiMotelStoriesMore Miami Motel Stories

The Art Deco-style Broadmoor Hotel (7450 Ocean Terr.) in North Beach hosts Juggerknot Theatre Company’s newest Miami Motel Stories, with doors opening Thursday, February 6. Your color-coded passkey gives you entry to one of four storylines and its cast of characters as you learn some of the neighborhood’s history through their eyes. The production runs Thursdays through Sundays this month, so you’ll have time to take in all four narratives. Free parking after 6:30 p.m. on Ocean Terrace. www.juggerknottheatrecompany.com.

 

National Park Family Fun Fest

Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest adopts the theme “Twenty Years of Extraordinary Stories” for 2020 and combines timeless tales (costumes welcome) with timely topics. To wit: the Game of Thrones Long Summer and our looming threat of climate change. The free festival takes place Sunday, February 9, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at (and near) the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center. The downtown Homestead National Parks Trolley offers free transportation. www.nps.gov/bisc/learn/kidsyouth/familyfunfest.htm.

 

Les Misérables, Unite!

What’s the perfect antidote to Valentine’s Day smarm? Maybe a touch of the heart-wrung-dry and Moth Miami Story Slam’s pre-VD themed evening of “Love Hurts.” Audience storytellers will have five minutes to share their tales of unrequited love, ghosted love, lost love, stolen love, love that got away, even love so good it hurts. The doors open Tuesday, February 11, at 6:00 p.m. for loosening-up cocktails; stories begin at 7:00. Seating is first come, first served at the Olympia Theater (174 E. Flagler St.). Tickets $17.25. www.olympiatheater.org.

 

Art Wynwood Counts You In

You who attend Art Wynwood are to be counted among “the most diverse, affluent, and culturally savvy” in the land, sayeth your host. We say that even if you ping only one of those adjectives, you’re definitely Miami and primed for an up-close look at who’s trending and who already counts as a modern master. The art fair runs Friday and Saturday, February 14-15, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Sunday and Monday, February 16-17, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at NE 14th St., formerly One Herald Plaza. Single-day tickets $35; multi-day $60; Check online for VIP packages and discounts, as well as concurrent events and activities in the area. www.artwynwood.com.

 

GroundUP Returns to the Bandshell

Snarky Puppy and sax player Chris Potter headline the GroundUP Music Festival, set for Friday through Sunday, February 14-16, at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave.). The lineup includes Lila Downs; Edmar Castañeda and Grégoire Maret (Harp vs. Harp); the instrumental quartet Forq; the group Lettuce; Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band; the Michael McDonald Quintet; Flor de Toloache; Cécile McLorin Salvant; and more luminaries in the music universe. No sets overlap, so you can see every performance. Tickets $85 per day (meet-and-greets, brunches, cocktails, talks, workshops, and masterclasses, are extras) or $225 all three days. VIP packages available. Late-night shows (11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.) continue in other venues. Details: festival.groundupmusic.net.

 

It’s “Comedy on Steroids”

Houston native Eddie B wanted to play football after college but instead wound up teaching fifth-graders for the next 12 years -- and, when he wasn’t too burned out, posting funny video rants titled “What Teachers Really Say....” He tapped into a veritable motherlode of teacher/parental/humankind guffaws, wrote a book on the profession’s indignities, and has become a traveling standup sensation (who will never stop loving fellow teachers). He comes to the Olympia Theater (174 E. Flagler St.) on Saturday, February 15, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $20-$40 www.olympiatheater.org.

 

The Annual Presidents Day Grove Fest

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival runs over three days, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, February 15-17, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the first two days and until 5:00 p.m. Monday. More than 350 artists are represented, and each day features celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, foods from more than 50 restaurants and vendors, live music in Peacock Park, a family fun zone in Regatta Park; and more entertainment along the bayfront, McFarlane Road, S. Bayshore Drive, and Pan American Drive. Tickets $15 per day. Discount tickets and packages available in advance online.www.cgaf.com

 

“Mutts Gone Nuts” in Aventura

W.C. Fields may not have taken a back seat to performing dogs, but we’re cheering for this popular touring troupe of rescue dogs turned superstars. They walk tightropes, jump rope, high-jump, dance, fetch, do backward summersaults, and will steal your heart in Mutts Gone Nuts, two performances only, Saturday, February 15, 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St.). Tickets $35. www.aventuracenter.org.

 

Twentieth-Century Black Miami History Tour

Marvin Dunn, Ph.D., historian, and former chair of FIU’s Department of Psychology, leads this HistoryMiami coach bus tour and a discussion of the role blacks have played in Miami life and history. Dunn is the author of Black Miami in the Twentieth Century (1997); The History of Florida: Through Black Eyes (2016), The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence (2013); and co-author in 1984 of The Miami Riot of 1980: Crossing the Bounds. Suffice to say, you’ll learn a lot from his expertise. Meet at the museum (101 W. Flager St.) Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m. for this three-hour event. Members $50, nonmembers $60, children 12 and under $25. www.historymiami.org.

 

FebruaryMustBeforFidoFebruary Must Be for Fido

The no-kill Humane Society of Greater Miami benefits from its annual Walk for the Animals celebration, taking place this year Saturday, February 29, at Ferré Park (formerly Museum Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd.). Check-in for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m.; the walk itself gets under way at 10:00. There’ll be a bakery tent, food vendors, raffles, entertainment, and games. Look for the Adoption Arena; the Lucky Dogs Lure Coursing (no experience needed); and canine athletes in a Frisbee performance. Even if you don’t enter the walk, show up for the fun. (Bring cash as some vendors won’t be able to process credit cards.) Walk registration: $50. www.walkfortheanimalsmiami.com.

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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