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13 can't-miss events in Miami this winter

Published On 12/16/2014 Published On 12/16/2014
Life in Color Festival
Conrad Miami

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Dec 14 Sun

Happy Hour in the Snow When you say there’s snow at the bar in Miami that usually means something OTHER than cold flakes falling from the ceiling while you drink. But the Conrad has actual indoor snow that falls over the bar every 30 minutes along with nightly drink specials.

Atrio at The Conrad Miami

Happy Hour in the Snow Atrio at The Conrad Miami When you say there’s snow at the bar in Miami that usually means something OTHER than cold flakes falling from the ceiling while you drink. But the Conrad has actual indoor snow that falls over the bar every 30 minutes along with nightly drink specials.

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Dec 25 Thu

Heat vs. Cavaliers LeBron will bring his talents back to South Beach... oh right, no, he won’t because the Heat play Downtown. Irregardless (it’s in the dictionary now, look it up), keep reminding yourself that we’re better off without him when the Heat take on the Cavs.

American Airlines Arena

Heat vs. Cavaliers American Airlines Arena LeBron will bring his talents back to South Beach... oh right, no, he won’t because the Heat play Downtown. Irregardless (it’s in the dictionary now, look it up), keep reminding yourself that we’re better off without him when the Heat take on the Cavs.

Life in Color Festival

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Dec 26 Fri

Life In Color What’s better than listening to guys like Kaskade, Diplo, Borgore, Carnage, and Adventure Club for two days at Sun Life Stadium? Throwing paint all over people to celebrate at the world’s largest paint party. Hopefully they get that cleaned up in time for the Orange Bowl.

Sun Life Stadium

Life In Color Sun Life Stadium What’s better than listening to guys like Kaskade, Diplo, Borgore, Carnage, and Adventure Club for two days at Sun Life Stadium? Throwing paint all over people to celebrate at the world’s largest paint party. Hopefully they get that cleaned up in time for the Orange Bowl.

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Dec 28 Sun

King Mango Strut The Orange Bowl parade is cool and all, but if you wanna see how it’s done with Coconut Grove’s, um, “eccentric” twists, line up on the corner of Main Highway and Commodore Plaza or anywhere along Grand Ave and let the party begin.

Coconut Grove

King Mango Strut Coconut Grove The Orange Bowl parade is cool and all, but if you wanna see how it’s done with Coconut Grove’s, um, “eccentric” twists, line up on the corner of Main Highway and Commodore Plaza or anywhere along Grand Ave and let the party begin.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL

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Dec 31 Wed

New Year’s Eve Florida Orange Drop No need to spend $1,000 for New Year’s in a club! Nothing is more Miami than standing on the shore of Biscayne Bay by the Hotel InterContinental and counting down to 2015 as a giant neon-lit orange drops from the sky. Take THAT, Dick Clark!

Hotel InterContinental

New Year’s Eve Florida Orange Drop Hotel InterContinental No need to spend $1,000 for New Year’s in a club! Nothing is more Miami than standing on the shore of Biscayne Bay by the Hotel InterContinental and counting down to 2015 as a giant neon-lit orange drops from the sky. Take THAT, Dick Clark!

FROST MUSEUM

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Jan 2-3

Laser Fest at the Frost Museum Catch the Miami premiere of Laser Queen at 8pm on Saturday, or spend the whole weekend at the Frost Museum watching laser shows from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix, plus a special showing of Dark Side of the Moon.

Frost Museum of Science

Laser Fest at the Frost Museum Frost Museum of Science Catch the Miami premiere of Laser Queen at 8pm on Saturday, or spend the whole weekend at the Frost Museum watching laser shows from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix, plus a special showing of Dark Side of the Moon.

YoungArts

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Jan 4-11

National YoungArts Week Catch America’s next big start when the people who spotted the budding talents that were Vanessa Williams and Nicki Minaj bring this year’s best teens in the performing arts to Miami to work with Josh Groban, Chris Young, and more.

New World Center

National YoungArts Week New World Center Catch America’s next big start when the people who spotted the budding talents that were Vanessa Williams and Nicki Minaj bring this year’s best teens in the performing arts to Miami to work with Josh Groban, Chris Young, and more.

Miami Jewish Film Festival

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Jan 15-29

Miami Jewish Film Festival Even though Hanukkah will have been over for a good month already, there’s still plenty of Jewish stuff to celebrate as the world’s largest festival of Jewish films hits Miami Beach, Miami Shores, Coral Gables, and Aventura with 40 films over 15 days.

Various locations

Miami Jewish Film Festival Various locations Even though Hanukkah will have been over for a good month already, there’s still plenty of Jewish stuff to celebrate as the world’s largest festival of Jewish films hits Miami Beach, Miami Shores, Coral Gables, and Aventura with 40 films over 15 days.

Brad Paisley

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Jan 25 Sun

2015 KISS Country Chili Cook Off  Spend your Sunday wandering around CB Smith park listening to Brad Paisley and The Band Perry while munching on delicious chili and wondering, “where did all these rednecks come from?” OR enter the cookoff yourself!

CB Smith Park

2015 KISS Country Chili Cook Off  CB Smith Park Spend your Sunday wandering around CB Smith park listening to Brad Paisley and The Band Perry while munching on delicious chili and wondering, “where did all these rednecks come from?” OR enter the cookoff yourself!

MATT MELTZER

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Jan 28-Feb 1

Groove Cruise Missed out on Ultra tickets? No problem. 96 hours of nonstop dance music on the high seas leaves from PortMiami on January 28, so you and 2,700 of your craziest friends can party with Roger Sanchez, Aly and Fila, Darude, Erick Morillo, and more! Plenty of cabins still available.

PortMiami

Groove Cruise PortMiami Missed out on Ultra tickets? No problem. 96 hours of nonstop dance music on the high seas leaves from PortMiami on January 28, so you and 2,700 of your craziest friends can party with Roger Sanchez, Aly and Fila, Darude, Erick Morillo, and more! Plenty of cabins still available.

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Jan 31 Sat

6th Annual Burgie Awards South Florida’s foremost authority on all things burgers doles out his (and his followers’) picks for the best in South Florida meat-wiches at a full-on awards show in Hialeah.

Milander Park, Hialeah

6th Annual Burgie Awards Milander Park, Hialeah South Florida’s foremost authority on all things burgers doles out his (and his followers’) picks for the best in South Florida meat-wiches at a full-on awards show in Hialeah.

EXPOSED PR

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Feb 7 Sat

For the Love Festival Did you know that South Florida has a local rock scene? Seriously, it’s true, and you can catch 30 of its best bands, plus Lakeland’s Copeland, all day long.

C&I Studios, Ft. Lauderdale

For the Love Festival C&I Studios, Ft. Lauderdale Did you know that South Florida has a local rock scene? Seriously, it’s true, and you can catch 30 of its best bands, plus Lakeland’s Copeland, all day long.

THRILLIST

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Feb 19 Thu

SoBe Wine and Food -- BBQ and Blues Foodies from around the world will descend on South Beach this weekend, and you can taste their best stuff at events like the Grand Tasting, the Amstel Light Burger Bash, and the local resto and craft beer showcase that is Thrillist’s BBQ & the Blues. Get tickets here.

The Shore Club

SoBe Wine and Food -- BBQ and Blues The Shore Club Foodies from around the world will descend on South Beach this weekend, and you can taste their best stuff at events like the Grand Tasting, the Amstel Light Burger Bash, and the local resto and craft beer showcase that is Thrillist’s BBQ & the Blues. Get tickets here.