Miami is more than just a sunny destination for beach lovers. Whether you are into contemporary art, classical music, film, theatre, or dance, you will find something to suit your taste and inspire your creativity in Miami. Here are some of the events and attractions you can enjoy in Miami this fall and winter:
Experience Art Basel in Miami Beach
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This is one of the world's largest and most influential contemporary art fairs, attracting thousands of artists, collectors, curators, critics, and enthusiasts from around the globe. It features over 250 galleries from over 30 countries, presenting works by over 4,000 artists. During this week-long event, you can also attend various satellite fairs, exhibitions, parties, and talks across the city.
2023 dates: December 8 to December 11
Visit the Perez Art Museum in Miami
This modern and contemporary art museum showcases works by artists from the Americas, Africa, and Europe. It is housed in a striking building by Herzog & de Meuron, overlooking Biscayne Bay. It features permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, films, and workshops.
Enjoy the Miami Book Fair
This is one of the country's largest and most diverse literary festivals, featuring hundreds of authors, booksellers, publishers, and readers. It takes place at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, where you can browse through thousands of books attend readings, signings, panels, and workshops. You can also enjoy live music, food trucks, street performers, and children's activities.
2023 dates: November 12 to November 19.
See a show by the Miami City Ballet.
This is one of the leading ballet companies in the nation, known for its excellence and innovation. It performs at various venues in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. You can see classical ballets like Swan Lake or The Nutcracker and contemporary works by choreographers like George Balanchine or Twyla Tharp.
Explore the Wynwood Arts District
Local and international artists have transformed this trendy neighbourhood into an outdoor gallery. You can admire the colourful murals and graffiti covering warehouses and buildings' walls. You can also visit the Wynwood Walls, a curated collection of murals by some of the most famous street artists in the world.
Visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
This is a stunning mansion that was built in the early 20th century by a wealthy businessman as his winter home. It features lavish Italian Renaissance-style architecture and a collection of European art and antiques. The gardens are equally impressive, with fountains, sculptures, terraces, and exotic plants.
Watch a film at the Coral Gables Art Cinema.
This nonprofit cinema screens independent, foreign, classic, and cult films. It has a state-of-the-art projection and sound system, a cosy lobby and a cafe. It also hosts film festivals, special events, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers.
See a play at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
This world-class performing arts centre hosts various shows, from Broadway musicals to opera, ballet, symphony, jazz, and comedy. It has three venues: the Ziff Ballet Opera House, the Knight Concert Hall, and the Carnival Studio Theater.
Learn at the Frost Science Museum
This is a modern science museum that opened in 2017. Four buildings house interactive exhibits, a planetarium, an aquarium, and a research centre. It inspires curiosity and learning about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Laugh at The Improv Comedy Club
This comedy club features local and national comedians who perform stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy. It is located in the CityPlace Doral shopping centre. It has a full bar.