Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sharon Socol Photography Exhibit

Books & Books celebrates Gables Gallery Night with an exhibition of photos from Sharon Socol's Plus One: An Outsider's Photographic Journey Into the World of Fashion, published by Books & Books Press. Socol's photographs give a candid view of the fashion world, from runway shows to afterparties, between 2001 and 2010. Her elite access comes from being the "plus one" of her husband, Howard Socol, the former CEO of Barneys New York. (8 p.m.) 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305-442-4408;

One Split Second

Don't miss "One Split Second," a benefit for the Reeve Foundation, at the Gibson Miami Showroom (8 - 11 p.m.). Guess will enjoy music by Ed Kowalczyk and a photo exhibit by Alan Roth. 2751 North Miami Ave.; for tickets, click here

Wellness Center & Miami Arts Academy Opening

Dr. Etti Oriya's Wellness Center & Miami Arts Academy celebrates its official grand opening by offering two-for-one specials, juicing and membership discounts, and energetic demonstrations. 6550 Collins Ave., 855-955-8423; Jimmy Buffet at the BB&T Center

Island lifestyle aficionado, singer-songwriter, and businessman Jimmy Buffett takes the stage at the BB&T Center. Come belt classics like "Margaritaville," "Come Monday," and "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere."  1 Panther Pkwy.; Gala in the Garden

Drink cocktails under the stars on the beautifully illuminated mosaic patio. Proceeds support the Fairchild Garden’s mission in science education, conservation science, and horticultural sciences. Grey Goose will be providing courtesy cocktails. Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd, 305-667-1651;

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Russel Peters at Hard Rock Live

Comedian Russell Peters hits the Hard Rock Live for the South Florida stop of his "Notorious World Tour 2013." The Canadian-based funny man is considered one of the highest paid comedians in the world, selling out arenas and appearances across the globe. 5747 Seminole Way, 954-797-5531;

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Willie Nelson at Hard Rock Live

Music legend Willie Nelson performs at the Hard Rock Live with opener Merle Haggard. Nelson's career spans six decades, over 200 albums, and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  5747 Seminole Way, 954-797-5531;

Friday, February 8, 2013

John Cage Centennial Celebration

Join the New World Symphony as they celebrate the life and works of John Cage during their John Cage Centennial Celebration. Friday's opening performance features Cage's midcentury musical works, New World School of the Arts dancers, and choreography by Merce Cunningham.  500 17th St.;

Sunday, February 10, 2013

'Hamlet' at The Biltmore

The GableStage closes its production of "Hamlet" at The Biltmore. This classic Shakespearean tragedy was readapted by Tarell Alvin McCraney and Bijan Shebani.  1200 Anastasia Ave., 305-445-1119;

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Miami International Boat Show

See the latest in powerboats, sailboats, and more at this boat show. There will also be a sunset celebration with street performers, contests, and drink specials.  Through February 18.  Miamarina at Bayside, 401 Biscayne Blvd., 954-441-3220;

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ayikodans 25th Anniversary

Ayikodans marks its 25th anniversary with a weekend residency at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The Haitian-based dance ensemble's all-new program also incorporates energetic drummers and soulful vocalists into its performance. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., 305-949-6722;

Saturday, February 16, 2013

50th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival

One of Miami's signature cultural anchors is back! Peruse the 50th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival from now through February 18. The Festival will cover several street blocks, filling them with art from the world. 305-447-0401

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Screening

Harper Lee's literary masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird comes alive during Wednesday's Soundcape Cinema Series screening (8 p.m.). The 1962 film stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, who won an Academy Award for his riveting performance. 400 17th St., Miami Beach;

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Rachel Ray at the Hard Rock Cafe

Rachel Ray hosts an evening of food and fun at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe, Paradise Live (5:30 p.m.). The night will include dinner with her recipes, a cooking demo, and a question and answer session. 5715 Seminole Way, Hollywood;

The Food Network Wine and Food Festival

One of America’s most prestigious gourmet gatherings will be showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities. Through February 24. 305-627-1275;

Saturday, February 23, 2013

LOFT Aventura Mall Grand Re-Opening Party

Ocean Drive's own Leslie Judge helps host the re-opening party of LOFT at Aventura Mall, where there will be dancing, shopping, and plenty of sweet treats and refreshments. Those who purchase $75 or more will receive a special gift, and all are welcome to enter for a chance to win a $250 LOFT shopping spree. (1-4 p.m.) 19501 Biscayne Blvd.;

'The Magic Flute'

The Florida Grand Opera closes its production of Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts (8 p.m.). The iconic work flaunts a colorful cast of characters including the Queen of Night and is set in the outskirts of Vienna. 201 S.W. 5th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 954-462-0222;

New World Symphony Gala

This year’s theme is West Side Story, and guests can expect a breathtaking multimedia concert, world class dining, and late night entertainment.  New World Center, 500 17th St., 305-428-6734;

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Italian Wines and Cheeses by Laura Werlin

Back by popular demand, the quick-witted author and cheese expert will demonstrate how to pair tasteful Italian cheeses with wines for a discerning palate. Shelborne South Beach, 1801 Collins Ave., 305-531-1271;

Monday, February 25, 2013

P!nk Performs

Pop royalty P!nk performs at the BB&T Center (formally the Bank Atlantic Center) with special guests The Hives (7:30 p.m.). Tickets begin at $52. 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise;

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

'Les Misérables' Debuts

Les Misérables kicks off its run at the Adrienne Arsht Center this Tuesday as part of Broadway in Miami 2012-2013 series. This year marks the 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, which boasts new staging and scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. The film adaptation has also recently garnered an abundance of critical acclaim. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722;

Miami Made

The fifth season of Miami Made will take place from Tuesday, February 26 through Sunday, March 3, celebrating works-in-progress produced, created, and performed by Miami-based artists. The six-day celebration will feature a pop-up event at the Riviera South Beach hotel and several performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center's Carnival Studio Theatre. 2000 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach; Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd.;

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Miami International Film Festival

The Miami International Film Festival returns nodding thirty years of cinematic excellence and cultural transformation in Miami. The festival runs through March 10 and will include cast conversations, special screenings, and more. 

Miami City Ballet's Program III

Miami City Ballet's Program III begins its weekend run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Program III includes the works of La Valse, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, and Symphonic Dances. 201 S.W. 5th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 954-462-0222;

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