Miami Events in January

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Tuesday nights
"Alma de Tango" features World Tango Champion Monica Llobet.
Bringing the romance, passion, and elegance of the tango to South Florida. Every Tuesday night enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a Buenos Aires milonga transported to the beautiful Danielson Gallery inside the historic Biltmore Hotel. From beginning basic steps and technique to advanced musicality, select your dance level and continue dancing the night away in a milonga style open dance for all enriched by top tango orchestras to nuevo tango by innovative musicians. No Argentinean night is complete without tango and a selection of fine wines.  The Biltmore is also raffling away a brunch for 2 certificate!

Advance Group Class 8:00pm -9:00pm
Beginner Group Class 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Milonga dance for all 10:00pm- 1:00am

$20.00 for class and milonga, cash bar
Biltmore Hotel at 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

January 5, 5pm
Get a head start on a Happy New Year at HistoryMiami (formerly the Historical Museum) by enjoying an after-work glass of wine, live music and socializing with other fun professionals. Admission is free, and HistoryMiami members and County employees get a complimentary glass of wine. For other guests, happy hour prices for wine are $5 by the glass and $15 for an open wine bar. RSVP by email or phone.

January 14-17
Ocean Drive closes these three days for the annual Art Deco Weekend Festival which began in 1976. Highlighting the artistic influence of Art Deco on architecture and design, the festival features over 85 events including guided walking tours, fashion show, theatrical performances, street vendors and performers, lecture series and even a dog parade.  Most events are free so be sure to check the calendar of events for your preferred activity by clicking here.

January 15, 16
Stroll through paradise while browsing and buying sculpture, paintings, photography, hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics and so much more all juxtaposed against the beautiful backdrop of the Botanical Garden. Save the date for the 8th Annual Fine Arts Festival, and spend a weekend being dazzled by some of the finest local and regional artists around. Judging and prizes will be awarded on Saturday at noon.  Free admissions.

5th Annual International Chocolate Festival
January 21-23
Immerse yourself in everything chocolate, coffee and tea. This three day festival features chocolate treats, delicious cups of coffee and soothing teas. Learn how chocolate is made, show off your chocolate talent by submitting a recipe for a contest, sample selections, meet celebrated chefs and watch and learn them create divine chocolate desserts, take a stroll through Chocowalk and much more. Click here to peruse the schedule of day-filled activities for adults and children. It's all happening at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden.

January 22, 8pm- midnight
The former "Harlem of the South" is remembered and celebrated for the music epicenter it served in Miami. Artists like Sammy Davis Jr. after performing for rich folks seated neatly at the Fountainbleau hotel would head over to Overtown for a toe-tapping-turned-dancing free show for the locals.

The event features an Afro-Cuban band Hinged, and old school Hip Hop with unlimited liquor beverages and a graffiti garden to set the stage.

Visit their website for historic photos of Overtown's heydey that was dotted with nightclubs and restaurants and music bars.

Music Overtown Project
2550 NW 2nd Avenue (Behind Wynwood Kitchen & Bar)
Street and Valet Parking
Tickets are $25 at the door

January 29
Mark the winter wonderland of South Florida with the cool and mellow sounds of The Rodriguez Brothers, straight from NYC's premiere jazz club The Blue Note. These talented Brothers mix it up with compositions influenced by Afro-Cuban and traditional jazz elements. Box Office opens at 6PM. Click here for tickets.

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