After a sweltering Indian summer, it’s finally cooling down in Miami — and it’s time to get out and play. From outdoor performances by Miami’s LGBTQ community to hunting for buried midcentury treasures at Miami Beach’s outdoor antiques market, our friends over at Savoteur have helped us find plenty of reasons why everyone’s flocking to the Magic City in January.
| Nari Ward: Sun Splashed |
Life-size sculptures made up of found objects dominate the galleries at Perez Art Museum Miami, where Jamaican-born, New York-based artist Nari Ward presents a mid-career survey of his work. Gritty, site-specific installations are the hallmark of the show, but Ward also showcases lesser-known aspects of his practice, like photography and collage, to illustrate themes on diaspora, culture and identity as a Caribbean-born artist living in New York.
Where: Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
When: Through Feb. 21. Mon., Tues. & Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
| Gay8 Festival |
Presenting its inaugural year, Gay8 Festival (that’s GayOcho) is the first Latino LBGTQ art, music and street food festival in Little Havana. Featuring spontaneous performances by local artists alongside some of Miami’s most celebrated musical talent — think Suenalo, Picadillo, and the Spam All Stars — expect raucous dance parties, cigar samplings and plenty of croquetas at this full-day affair.
Where: Calle Ocho, Little Havana
When: Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
| Tigertail’s Screen Dance Miami |
International dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers are flocking to Miami to present films exploring new and emerging concepts capturing movement on film. Curated by a panel of judges led by festival director Marissa Alma Nick, Screen Dance Miami will feature screenings, workshops and site-specific installations reflecting Miami’s cultural landscape as envisioned by artists from across the world. For a full schedule of events, visit the website.
Where: Screen Dance Miami, 842 NW 9th Ct., Miami
When: Jan. 21-24
| Lincoln Road Antique & Collectible Market |
It’s about time you give your living room a stylish new something. Touted as one of Miami Beach’s best alfresco spots for unearthing antique finds and vintage threads, the Lincoln Road Antique & Collectible Market is where to go to grab a one-of-a-kind statement piece. Local sellers peddle retro designer goods, with antique dealers pulling out the occasional sofa or quirky piece of art. Treat yourself to a little post-holiday indulgence.
Where: Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach
When: Jan. 10, 24 & 31
| Miami Marathon and Half Marathon |
Only in Miami is the idea of running a marathon in January enticing. And while it’s definitely no stroll on the beach, the views from the track make the race worth tackling. Kicking off downtown and crossing over the MacArthur Causeway for a stellar view of the Miami skyline at sunrise, then looping back to the lush streets of Coconut Grove, the Miami Marathon is a heart-pumping way to kick-start the new year. And if you’re not up for the full thing, there’s also a half-marathon and a 5K.
When: Jan. 24
How: Register online.
| Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour |
Queen Madge will be making an appearance in Miami this month as part of her Rebel Heart tour. The two shows are highly likely to sell out, so we don’t suggest taking your time to buy your tickets.
Where: American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
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