Calendar Events: Miami Beach | Fall 2012


Calendar of Events: Miami Beach

Discover some of the best things to see and do in the Miami area this fall.

Theater and Performances

Cannonball Birthday Concert: Sept. 15; Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The 2012 Cannonball Jazz Series concludes with the soulful Cannonball Birthday Concert, featuring Nat Adderley Jr., the nephew of legendary jazz saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, who is best known for writing and arranging songs for artists such as Luther Vandross, Beyoncé, Natalie Cole and Aretha Franklin. (201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222;

“Les Patineurs”: Oct. 19 – 21; Adrienne Arsht Center

“Les Patineurs” graces the Miami City Ballet stages for the first time since its company premiere 12 years ago. Dance imitates the art of figure skating in this entrancing audience charmer, choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton. This performance is sure to entertain, complete with glides, whirls and even a few tumbles. (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722;

Murray Perahia: Oct. 29; Broward Center for the Performing Arts

With a style called “extraordinary and instantly recognizable” by NPR Music, pianist and conductor Murray Perahia has garnered Grammy Awards and international accolades for his recordings and live recitals. A consistent quality of sound, technique and interpretation, as well as an impeccable attention to detail, characterize Perahia’s craft and have made him one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time. Don’t miss the talent The New York Times has deemed “a poet of the keyboard.” (201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222;

“Million Dollar Quartet”: Nov. 6 – 18; Broward Center for the Performing Arts

On Dec. 4, 1956, music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins came together for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. “Million Dollar Quartet” brings audiences inside the Sun Records recording studio in Memphis for a glimpse into this unforgettable night when four superstars converged as one phenomenal rock ‘n’ roll band. This performance also features a score of rock favorites. (201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222;



“Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Periods, 1615 – 1912”: Through Oct. 21; Lowe Art Museum

Pulled from its permanent collection, the Lowe Art Museum displays art from the Japanese culture depicting development, progress and growth. The exhibition features more than 200 sculptures, paintings, prints and ceramics to help viewers experience the rich culture and history. (1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-3535;

“Unnatural”: Through Nov. 4; Bass Museum of Art

This exhibit will question nature—what is real, and what is not. The hyper-technological age of nature will be represented with poetic, scientific and romantic concepts through video, photography, sculpture and installation. (2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7530;

“Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks”: Through Nov. 4; Miami Art Museum

This exhibit is New York-based artist Rashid Johnson’s first solo museum spotlight. Johnson explores his black identity by transforming everyday materials from his childhood into artistic, engaging pieces. (101 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-375-3000;

“Unscripted”: Through 2013; The Village of Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour’s first-ever public art commission features South Florida artists and begins with George Sanchez-Calderon’s 6-foot-tall, stainless steel installation of “Americana” on the lawn of The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, original site of the Art Deco Americana hotel in the 1950s. (


Events and Festivals

Italian Film Festival: Oct. 6 – 11; various theaters throughout Miami

Celebrate Italian culture and a love for film as the 2012 Italian Film Festival features 10 new Italian films across Miami. Events within the festival include an opening night party at SET Nightclub, a closing dinner and an award ceremony. (305-864-0101;

Grovetoberfest: Oct. 13; Peacock Park

Beer enthusiasts will come together on Oct. 13 for Miami’s beer festival in Peacock Park. Good taste and a good time unite in this festival that highlights the area’s shopping, nightlife and unlimited beer from around the world. (2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; 305-461-2700;

The 72nd Annual Ramble: Nov. 9 – 11; Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Immerse yourself in South Florida history at this annual garden Ramble. Art, antiques, rare books, a farmers markets, plant sales, live music, a garden of chocolate and food are all featured at this festival garden party. (10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651;

Miami Book Fair International: Nov. 11 – 18; Second Avenue

This eight-day literary party kicks off in November to celebrate books, readers and authors alike. Join fair-goers for book discussions, sales, the opportunity to see and hear more than 350 authors, and much more at this huge community street fair. (401 N.E. Second Ave., Miami; 305-237-3258;

Miami Short Film Festival : Nov. 24 – Dec. 1; Colony Theatre

To experience the art of short films, attend the Miami Short Film Festival to engage in the local community and gain a sense of appreciation for the craft. Contemporary storytelling blends with artistic direction at this year’s festival. (1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach;