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;

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bon Jovi Rocks the Stage

South Florida gets a taste of New Jersey rock when Bon Jovi lands at The BB&T Center (7 p.m.).  The "Because We Can" Tour will belt out new songs from their latest album, as well as old hits like "It's My Life" and "Livin on a Prayer." 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise;

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Celebrating the Work of Keith Haring

Join Haring Miami in celebrating the life of artist Keith Haring. Held at the Moore Building, the exhibit will feature over 200 original pieces from the artist. Through March 10. 4040 NE Second Ave.; for tickets, click here

Friday, March 8, 2013

Duncan Quinn in the Design District

Today is the last day to nab dapper Duncan Quinn goods in the Design District. Pop into the brand's English 1966 Bristol Lodekka double decker bus for bespoke clothing customizations, expert fittings, and the brand's latest collection.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Miami Lyric Opera's 'Carmen'

The Miami Lyric Opera's production of Carmen takes center stage at the Colony Theater (8 p.m.). Carmen follows the downfall of Don José, a naive soldier who is seduced by a fiery gypsy named Carmen. The piece is set in Seville, Spain and features music by French composer Georges Bizet. Tickets are $40-$50 on Ticketmaster.1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach;

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Matchbox 20 at the Hard Rock Live

Fresh from a preshow Super Bowl performance, pop-rockers Matchbox 20 land at the Hard Rock Live (8 p.m.). The band has been one of the few to be named certified diamond in the US and has been nominated for multiple Grammy's. Tickets begin at $54. 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-797-5531;

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Flamenco Fest

The wildly popular Flamenco Fest is back to welcome its sixth season with an energetic cast of dancers, singers, and musicians from Spain's Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía. The festival is directed by the award-wining Flamenco star, Ruben Olmo, and runs though through March 17. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722;

Meet Lubov Azria at Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue will host an evening of cocktails, music, and shopping with BCBG Max Azria creative director Lubov Azria in celebration of the brand's spring 2013 collection. There's no better way to shop the sexy-sleek new line than with Lubov on hand to answer your style queries. (7-9 p.m.) 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-865-1100 x 5318;

A Sound for All the Senses at EPIC Hotel

Groove to the beat of DJ Robbie Wilde (aka The Deaf DJ) while enjoying complimentary signature cocktails, sweet treats, and mini-massages from Exhale spa at EPIC Hotel. Room packages are available and all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation. (8-11 p.m.) 270 Biscayne Blvd., 305-424-5226; for tickets

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ultra Music Festival

The world’s most famous outdoor electronic music event will feature the leading international electronic music performers and DJs, alongside Miami regional artists. Through March 17. Second weekend on March 22 through March 24. Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd.;

Saturday, March 16, 2013

INC Collection Spring Fashion Show at Macy's

Brazilian model Camila Alves (aka Mrs. Matthew McConaughey) and Cosmo Latina beauty editor Milly Almodóvar host the INC Collection's spring 2013 fashion show at Macy's Aventura Mall. Following the show, guests can shop looks from the runway, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and chat with Alves and INC stylists. Seating is limited and guests are encouraged to RSVP online in advance. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-577-1818;

Trek6 Opens 'Through the Looking Glass'

Inside Hand Crafted Miami, graffiti artist and muralist Trek6 will unveil his first solo exhibition, "Through the Looking Glass," an all-aerosol portrait show of pop icons like Andy Warhol and Jackie-O. Since many of the subjects were known for wearing sunglasses, Trek6 painted each icon in a pair of sunnies by the Eyemax Collection. 3438 N. Miami Ave., Miami;

Sony Ericsson Open

More than two weeks of internationally competitive tennis kicks off inside Key Biscayne's Crandon Park. The star-studded sporting event will draw some of the world's best athletes, including Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova. 7300 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 305-446-2200;

Sheryl Crow Live

Musician and singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow brings her fusion of country, pop, and folk to South Florida fans tonight. Hit the Hard Rock Live to catch her in action (8 p.m.) Tickets start at $49. 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-797-5531;

8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens

The 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival will return to Sun Life Stadium March 16 & 17, featuring performances by old school legends and new school shakers like Ne-Yo, Charlie Wilson Earth Wind & Fire, and American Idol winner Fantasia. Ticket tiers to the 8th Annual Jazz at the Gardens  begin at $57 and may be purchased online. 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens;

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Destination Style at Marciano Aventura

Join Marciano and Travel+Leisure for an evening of champagne, shopping, and DJ beats (6 - 8 p.m.). Enjoy the beauty bar and chic styling tips from fashion director Mimi Lombardo. M Loyalty members receive an exclusive gift bag with any purchase of $125 or more. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-931-4104

Funkshion Fashion Week

Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach takes residency at Collins Park, providing four days of innovative fashion shows, parties, and musical performances. Between 21st St. and 22nd St. on Collins Ave.;

Miami Fashion Week

Miami Fashion Week kicks off inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. After bypassing New York's famed fashion week, Brazilian designer Carlos Miele will officially unveil his fall collection and receive the International Designer of the Year award. Tickets range from $50-$500 and may purchased online. 1901 Convention Center Dr.;

Women’s International Film and Arts Festival

Enjoy national film premieres, fashion shows, workshops, and panel discussions. All by women, for women, and about women. Through March 24.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Donna D'Cruz at the Standard Spa

Donna D'Cruz leads a musically-inclined meditation session at the Standard Spa. Guests will have the chance to regroup and recover from Miami Music Week with complimentary Mercy beverages while basking in the bayside breeze. 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717;;

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ultra Music Festival

Ultra's second jam-packed EDM weekend hits Bayfront Park, welcoming three days brimming with sets by the world's biggest DJs. Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd.;

Fort Lauderdale Collector Car Auction

Auctions America presents the Fort Lauderdale Collector Car Auction at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The 1963 Shelby Cobra (CSX2023), Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing,” and a slew of celebrity cars will fill up the three day super sale.  Tickets are $20 for a one day pass and $50 for a weekend pass. 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale;

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Taste of Brickell Food & Wine Festival

The 3rd Annual Taste of Brickell Food & Wine Festival fills the Miami Circle with a culinary kickoff party and poster unveiling. Sample Miami's best urban eats for two days while also enjoying live music, shows, and exhibits. The Miami Circle is adjacent to Brickell's Viceroy Hotel. 485 Brickell Ave.;

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Final Performance of 'Fela!'

Catch the final performance of Fela! at Adrienne Arsht Center. The energetic show chronicles the life of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and is backed by big-name producers Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., 305-949-6722;

Rachel Maddow in an Open Discussion

CNN's Rachel Maddow, host of The Rachel Maddow Show, joins the University of Miami's President Donna E. Shala in an open discussion about her latest book Drift. Maddow's book explores America's gradual desensitization to war. Guests who wish to attend may purchase an advance copy of Drift at Books & Books Coral Gables, Miami Beach, or Bal Harbour Shops in exchange for an entry voucher. All books will distributed at the event. 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables;

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The BrazilFoundation's Annual Gala

The BrazilFoundation hosts its second annual gala at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. The evening will honor influential Brazilian social investors and unite leaders in business, diplomacy, education, fashion and art to support the organization's community-led initiatives. 3251 S. Miami Ave.;

Friday, March 29, 2013

Maroon 5 in Concert

Adam Levine and his four fellow bandmates hit the stage at the BB&T Center. Maroon 5 will play songs from their fourth studio album, Overexposed as well as fan favorites like "This Love" and "She Will Be Loved." 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise;

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Sonny Ericsson Tennis Open

The Sonny Ericsson Tennis Open hits the finals level at Key Biscayne's Crandon Park. Will superstar athletes Andy Murray, Serena Williams, or Maria Sharapova reign supreme? 7300 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, 305-446-2200;

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