Survived the dreaded day of lovers and Hallmark cards? Good for you! But everyone (even those who haven’t celebrated it) can get the post-Valentine’s Day blues. Luckily, if you’re within or are travelling over to Miami, they have just the perfect events for you to blow over your steam.
Feeling risky at the same time lucky? Try the extent of Lady Luck’s blessing at 5 Star Cigarz’s Fantasy Poker Night. With just a $0 buy-in you can enjoy live music and prizes all night long. If that’s not your cup of tea, head over to 4040 Galt Ocean Drive for 50 Shades Masquerade at Tokyo Blue. Though it may sound like a titular copy of a notable infamous book series recently turned to a film, don’t worry as it is just great social event for those who would love to dance the night away.
If you don’t feel like talking too much risk and would prefer a quiet yet culturally inspiring Miami trip, GableStage at the Biltmore at 1200 Anastasia Avenue is showing the gospel drama Florida premiere of Tarell Alvin’s Choir Boy. It is a musical show which tells about the coming of age in a traditional aspect with topics on masculinity.
Another stage performance you may not want to miss is Enemies, A Love Story. Performed at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts this musical comedy-drama is based on the Nobel Prize-winning story by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
The musical tells the story of Holocaust survivor Herman Broder who has three wives and is certainly quite a parallel to reality television. Set in 1949 New York after the events of World War II, Broder’s wives find each other in the small city of the Big Apple. If you feel that you might not be able to follow the play, don’t worry as the text will be projected overhead while the story with both move and tickle you.
Another award-winning story converted to a stage play may catch your fancy. Main Street Playhouse will be staging the piece of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz named The Bicycle Country. The story revolves around the 3 years (1991-1994) exodus from Cuba to Florida where it follows the journey of three raft people, balseros, despite the odds of them ever reaching for their freedom.
Still, nursing the hurt over that rejection? Tickle yourself on Comedy Night at ARTcade. Hosted by Julie Baez, have a night of laughs by Miami’s funniest comedians while you enjoy great beer and games like Pac Man, Space Invaders, and Donkey Kong at pocket-friendly prices. Don’t worry as it’s free admission!
However, if you’re still feeling the love, it’s not yet over as Miami also holds a couple of special events for the romantic in you. Who says you could only profess your love during Valentine’s Day anyway?
If you still haven’t picked out anything to give for that special person in your life you can trek over to Burger & Beer Joint at Mary Brickwell Village, 900 South Miami Avenue for their Date Creatively event where you can learn how to create beautiful 16”x20”acrylic paintings for your love. Didn’t they say the best gifts always come from the heart?