Viernes Culturales Calle 8
Getting down at Viernes Culturales in Little Havana.Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald
7-11 p.m. Dec. 29
W 8 St. from 13-17 Avenues, Miami
One of Miami’s longest-running cultural events, Cultural Fridays on Calle Ocho in Little Havana is a street party jam-packed into just four blocks. For four hours, the street’s closed down from 13-17 Avenues and bands perform, domino masters play at Domino Park, galleries are open and jewelry makers and artisans sell their wares
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Thursday `12/28 – Sunday `12/31
260 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134-5008
The magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (the indomitable Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and all the classic characters from A Christmas Carol, receives an elegantly appointed update courtesy of executive producer (Miami’s own) Mitchell Kaplan. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens, the beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast) mixed real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.
Jazz at MoCA
Miami Big Sound Orchestra, Downtown Miami’s resident Latin jazz band, performs at Jazz at MoCA on Dec. 29. (Facebook)
8 p.m. Dec. 29
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami
Downtown Miami’s resident Latin jazz band The Miami Big Sound Orchestra takes the stage for the monthly event. The band is a combo of our city’s Latin and jazz communities. Their sound blends Big Band jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, funk and soul. Peter Francis heads up the group which features veteran musicians that have performed with Gloria Estefan, Chaka Khan, Jon Secada and Chayanne.
King Mango Strut
2 p.m. Dec. 29
Downtown Coconut Grove, Main Highway
The 36th Annual tradition in Coconut Grove, makes its way down Main Highway and what to expect is anyone’s guess. Prepare for their “anything goes” wackiness that’s sure to include parodies of President Trump, King Tide, Covfefe, fake news, alternative facts and plenty more.
New Year’s Eve at Bayfront Park
Mr. 305 and Mr. Worldwide, Miami’s own Pitbull, presides over New Year’s Eve festivities at Bayfront Park.
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 31
Where: Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Dale! Get ready to party with Mr. 305. Miami’s own Pitbull hasn’t forgotten his roots and for another consecutive year is hosting the big New Year’s Eve party at Bayfront Park. You don’t have to dole out hundreds of dollars to watch him perform his extensive roster of party hits, because this party’s free. And if you can hang in there until midnight, you can watch the fireworks overhead and the Big Orange drop, too.
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