Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM Opens Thursday, January 10, 8 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil's whimsical big top takes residence at Sun Life Stadium, welcoming TOTEM to South Florida this Thursday. The storyline follows the evolution of the human species from amphibian to current day, and beyond. Cirque's breathtaking acrobatics and dazzling displays will run on a Tuesday through Sunday schedule through February 24. Tickets begin at $58 and can be purchased online. 2269 N.W. 199th St., Miami Gardens, 305-943-8000; cirquedusoleil.com
"Everything is Perfect" VIP Opening Friday, January 11, 7 p.m.
Abstract expressionist and Miami resident Diego Jacobson will unveil more than 70 paintings at the VIP preview of his LMNT gallery exhibition, "Everything is Perfect." Jacobson’s celebrated career is made all the more triumphant given his battle with Dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions. The exhibit name reflects Jacobson's life mantra: "If everything is perfect, you can't judge anything." 59 N.W. 36th St., Miami, 305-989-6963; lmntartsmiami.com
Japanese New Year Celebration Sunday, January 13, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Welcome the Year of the Snake at the Morikami Japanese Museum and Gardens’ 35th annual Oshogatsu celebration, promising calligraphy courses, exhibits, food, and music. 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, 561-495-0233; morikami.org