(Islamorada, Fl. Founders Park, Mile Marker 87)
January 18th-19th, 2014
The Baygrass Bluegrass Festival is a blend of the best of traditional Bluegrass with the next generation of Bluegrass as well as some tasteful variations of the genre. Bring our instruments to jam on the sandy beach, your kids, and swimsuits too. Great Bluegrass in a spectacular setting -- on the shores of Florida Bay. Plus it’s the Florida Keys in the middle of winter!
Miami Book Fair International (30th Anniversary)
(401 N.E. Second Ave. Miami, Fl 33132)
Starts: Sunday, November 17th
The books are coming. And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party in November.The Fair, in its 30th year, will open Sunday November 17th with the popular, Evenings With…series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.
On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program. During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase of signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles.
"Mourning Becomes Electra" by Florida Grand Opera
Runs: November 16-23, 2013
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center & Broward Center
Based on the play cycle by Eugene O’Neill, this mythic tale is set in Massachusetts shortly after the Civil War. Beneath the veneer of the prim and proper Mannon family are seething passions of bitterness, infidelity, incest, and even murder. Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein called Marvin David Levy’s opera “a tremendous achievement, a remarkable work!” Come see why this opera received a 25-minute standing ovation on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera in 1967.