Start the Year Right By Visiting Miami!

Start the Year Right By Visiting Miami!

Miami is a hotbed of events and it is showing no signs of slowing down just yet. If you’re heading over to Miami to spend your last days of the winter break then here’s a few events and things to do that might interest you.

Over at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at the Arts and Science District is Disney’s The Lion King: National Tour. The highly acclaimed musical based on the popular animated film is in town until March. Though it may no longer follow the film down to the core, the theatrical take will surely bring you back to your childhood and show your kids how it is to be part of the circle of life. Included in the production are the Oscar-winning songs of Elton John and Tim Rice, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life”. Also in town is the comedy-drama production of The Star-Spangled Girl at Sandbox at the Miami Theater Center. Spearheaded by the Mad Cat Theatre Company this marks the 15th of the political romantic comedy of Neil Simon. “An unlikely fit at first glance, this 1960s piece depicts a country polarized after the hangover of the hippie generation’s summer of love. Now, re-examined by Mad Cat, the play will be deconstructed to take place in 2066, with temperatures rising and political tensions mounting; the action underscored by narration and live music”. Admission runs at $30 but students can get in for $15.

For those who are living the alternative lifestyle or if you are loving something life-changing, you might want to trek over to Temple Beth Or for the Positive Psychology Seminar. According to its description, Positive Psychology “has ushered in a new era of well-being and happiness”. Whether you are a member or a non-member, you will certainly enjoy the 8 session course offered by Dr. Nancy Kirsner, eminent Certified Positive Psychologist which tackles how Jewish fundamentals and positive psychology converge to create meaning, purpose, and pleasure. The seminar is age-friendly and admission is $60. The West Dade Regional Library will be having a Yoga and Meditation Class which will be taught by Litana Somoano for free. Students are required to bring their own mats and towels and are advised to not eat before the class.

If you have kids with you, they might enjoy Jungle Island’s Petting Barn which is open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 6PM. Families will be able to come up close and feed several barn animals such as goats, donkeys, and cows. You may also be interested in Jungle Island’s Orangutan School where kids can meet Jake and Hanna and they can learn more about our primate cousins from the experts.

For music lovers the Garden Music Festival over at Fairchild Tropical Garden, wherein two weeks of music and art collide into one artistic festival. Different musical genres will be gracing the event as well as outdoor rehearsals and surprise performances. Visitors will also be able to meet and talk to musical artists about their craft. The garden is open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM and general admission runs at $25.

For those who are looking for light-hearted entertainment, Sloppy Joe’s will be holding a comedy show, The Pete and Wayne Show where the Key West comedy duo plays perform parodies, ballads, and original musical comedy.

Sports fans, specifically hockey enthusiasts, will be delighted to know that the match between Colorado Avalanche at Florida Panthers will be at BB&T Center on January 15 around 7:30 PM. You won’t want to miss this.