Weekend Recommender: February 14-18
Art Wynwood, a Haitian dance troupe in town, and the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival.
February 14, 2013
Ayikodans Haitian dance troupe
Thursday-Monday, Feb. 14-18
The tents are back up in Midtown, this time to present Art Wynwood, an exhibition of emerging and contemporary artists from 70 international galleries. Art Wynwood's works will primarily emphasize street art, murals, and pop surrealism. The show kicks off Thursday with a VIP preview at 6 p.m. and will then open at noon daily through Monday. One-day fair passes are $15. 3101 N.E. 1st Ave., Miami, 305-728-0880; art-wynwood.com
Jewel at Fontainebleau
Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m.
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach's BleauLive artist series continues this Friday with an intimate performance by folk-pop star Jewel. Attendees can opt for a Valentine's weekend getaway and two tickets to the show for $595 per night, or purchase general admission tickets for $150. Jewel's acoustic set will take place inside the Fontaine/Fleur de Lis ballroom. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 800-548-8886; fontainebleau.com
Ayikodans 25th Anniversary
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 15-17
This captivating Haitian dance troupe was revamped when Arsht Center president and CEO John Richard stepped in to rebuild the unit after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Since then, the Ayikodans have traveled the world with an ensemble of dancers, drummers, and vocalist. They return to the Adrienne Arsht Center this weekend to celebrate their silver anniversary and pay homage to their history with two new pieces. General admission tickets are $35. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org
50th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Saturday-Monday, Feb. 16-18
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is considered an anchor in the Miami arts community and celebrates 50 golden years this weekend. Catch hundreds of exhibitors, live music, and sizzling food through Monday. One-day passes are $10 and $5 for Grove residents. The festival will run along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive, and Pan American Drive. cgaf.com
Ferllen Winery Art Series Launch
Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.
Ferllen Argentinian Winery has partnered with the Amigos Near Foundation to launch the Ferllen Winery Special Edition Art Series this Saturday at Paramount Bay Miami. Contemporary Argentinean artist Pablo Contrisciani created the colorful label design exclusively for the winery. The event will feature a silent auction, open bar, and passed hors d’oeuvres by Novecento Midtown. Tickets are available for a $50 suggested donation, with all proceeds benefiting the organization's philanthropic efforts in Haiti. 2020 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami; ferllen.com
photography by carl juste