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10 Miami events you absolutely can't miss this January

Published On 01/01/2015 Published On 01/01/2015
Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile

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Jan 2 Fri

Phish America’s foremost jam band has a four day run at the AAA that starts NYE. This may be four separate shows, or it may be a 96-hour version of "Tweezer".

AmericanAirlines Arena

Phish AmericanAirlines Arena America’s foremost jam band has a four day run at the AAA that starts NYE. This may be four separate shows, or it may be a 96-hour version of "Tweezer".

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Jan 3 Sat

Giralda Under the Stars Coral Gables’ restaurant row becomes an enjoyable version of Lincoln Road for one night when Gilarda Ave is closed off and spots like The Local, Miss Saigon, and Talavera put tables in the street with live music and crafted cocktails from Zacapa rum.

Giralda Ave

Giralda Under the Stars Giralda Ave Coral Gables’ restaurant row becomes an enjoyable version of Lincoln Road for one night when Gilarda Ave is closed off and spots like The Local, Miss Saigon, and Talavera put tables in the street with live music and crafted cocktails from Zacapa rum.

Monster Jam

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Jan 3 Sat

Monster Jam Friday, FRIDAY, FRIDAYYYY!!!!! See trucks that’ll make all the dudes who came over from Naples drool when Grave Digger, El Diablo, Predator, and others race to smash the most junked cars at Sun Life.

Sun Life Stadium

Monster Jam Sun Life Stadium Friday, FRIDAY, FRIDAYYYY!!!!! See trucks that’ll make all the dudes who came over from Naples drool when Grave Digger, El Diablo, Predator, and others race to smash the most junked cars at Sun Life.

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Jan 4 Sun

YoungArts Week The program that launched talents like Nicki Minaj and Vanessa Williams is bringing the most talented teens in all the arts to Miami for a week. There'll be nightly performances at the New World Center that’re as good as most of the stuff you’ll see at Arsht.

New World Center

YoungArts Week New World Center The program that launched talents like Nicki Minaj and Vanessa Williams is bringing the most talented teens in all the arts to Miami for a week. There'll be nightly performances at the New World Center that’re as good as most of the stuff you’ll see at Arsht.

W SOUTH BEACH

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Jan 4 Sun

W South Beach Pool Party Because Miami can ALWAYS use another pool party, the previously guests-only WET pool deck at the W in South Beach is launching a new Sunday sunset event where you can keep the pool party going even when tanning is impossible.

W South Beach

W South Beach Pool Party W South Beach Because Miami can ALWAYS use another pool party, the previously guests-only WET pool deck at the W in South Beach is launching a new Sunday sunset event where you can keep the pool party going even when tanning is impossible.

Miami City Ballet

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Jan 9 Fri

Hear the Dance -- Miami City Ballet No, Mike Piazza won’t be performing this year. But MCB’s corps of dancers will be dancing to Frank Sinatra tunes, which is guaranteed to keep you awake... if the Oscar de la Renta costumes weren't doing that already.

Adrienne Arsht Center

Hear the Dance -- Miami City Ballet Adrienne Arsht Center No, Mike Piazza won’t be performing this year. But MCB’s corps of dancers will be dancing to Frank Sinatra tunes, which is guaranteed to keep you awake... if the Oscar de la Renta costumes weren't doing that already.

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Jan 11 Sun

Dinner in Paradise What’s better than eating a dinner from The Federal’s Cesar Zapata, Haven’s Todd Erickson, and Eating House’s Giorgio Rapicavoli? Eating it under a gazebo of lights outside on a farm in Homestead, of course.

Paradise Farms

Dinner in Paradise Paradise Farms What’s better than eating a dinner from The Federal’s Cesar Zapata, Haven’s Todd Erickson, and Eating House’s Giorgio Rapicavoli? Eating it under a gazebo of lights outside on a farm in Homestead, of course.

THE GROOVE CRUISE

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Jan 28-Feb 1

Groove Cruise Seriously. It’s like Ultra. Without the high school kids. On a cruise ship. Where you may or may not find yourself spooning up a questionable looking chicken vindaloo at the dinner buffet line between Markus Schulz and a girl wearing nothing but pasties. Surreal would be an applicable word.

Port Miami

Groove Cruise Port Miami Seriously. It’s like Ultra. Without the high school kids. On a cruise ship. Where you may or may not find yourself spooning up a questionable looking chicken vindaloo at the dinner buffet line between Markus Schulz and a girl wearing nothing but pasties. Surreal would be an applicable word.

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Jan 23 Fri

International Chocolate Festival Since you’re probably JUST getting back into shape after the holidays, it's time to give yourself a reward with three days of samples from Miami’s finest chocolatiers, plus lessons in chocolate making and live cooking demos.

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens

International Chocolate Festival Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens Since you’re probably JUST getting back into shape after the holidays, it's time to give yourself a reward with three days of samples from Miami’s finest chocolatiers, plus lessons in chocolate making and live cooking demos.

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Jan 31 Sat

Billy Joel Apparently this winter the Piano Man isn’t so into riding the Hudson River Line, and like so many of his NY counterparts, he IS hopping a flight to Miami Beach... though his show will still be Downtown.

AmericanAirlines Arena

Billy Joel AmericanAirlines Arena Apparently this winter the Piano Man isn’t so into riding the Hudson River Line, and like so many of his NY counterparts, he IS hopping a flight to Miami Beach... though his show will still be Downtown.