21 Things To Do In Miami This July And August

Michael Muzquiz | July 3, 2019 | Lifestyle

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7/5
James Charles: Sisters Tour
The world-famous makeup artist presents an evening of conversation and beauty tutorials. 7:30pm, regular tickets $60, VIP meet-and-greet packages from $270, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami, arshtcenter.org

7/6
Leading Man
Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman is no stranger to musical theater, and in The Man. The Music. The Show, he is showing off his singing and dancing chops as he performs numbers from The Greatest Showman, The Boy From Oz and Les Misérables. Cue the applause. 7pm, regular tickets $45-$424, VIP packages from $1,771 at premiumseatsusa.‌com, BB&T Center, Sunrise, hughjackmantheshow.com

7/7
Leela James

The R&B singer and songwriter performs soul music that reminds us what it’s like to be human—to love, to regret and to dream. 8pm, $25-$120, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, browardcenter.org

7/11-28
International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
This year’s edition of the renowned Spanish-speaking theater festival will present three major productions: Extinct Poetics (July 11-14) by Paco de la Zaranda asks what is the meaning of poetry in our age of speed and space; Blessed Gloria (July 19-21) by Juan Garcia Larrondo follows a woman after she shuts herself up in her home following the death of her father; and Bayamesa (July 25-28) by Abel Gonzalez Melo is inspired by the life and work of Cuban poet Maria Lisa Milanés, an ardent feminist who died at a very young age. Times vary, $29-$34, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami, arshtcenter.org

7/13
Flo’Pocalypse
This spoken word presentation spotlights an array of nationally and internationally renowned poets. 8:30pm, $36, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, browardcenter.org

7/17
Kirk Franklin:
The Long Live Love Tour
Contemporary gospel’s brightest star, Grammy winner Kirk Franklin presents a fusion message of hope and hip-hop beats. 7:30pm, $35-$95, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, browardcenter.org

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Kirk Franklin

7/17-8/11
Murder for Two
Eccentric characters and an Agatha Christie-style plot make for a madcap musical mystery. Book, music and lyrics by Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian. Times vary, $30-$65, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, Coral Gables, actorsplayhouse.org

7/18-6/7/20
The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art
For far too long, contemporary artists have depicted the Caribbean as a region defined by its traumatic colonial past and modern-day problems. In this exhibition, 14 artists imagine the region in terms of what’s to come to ask the question: What might a Caribbean future look like? Times vary, $16, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Downtown Miami, pamm.org


7/20-8/18
The Skeleton Crew
Written by Dominique Morisseau, this play is set in a small factory in Detroit and articulates the struggles of workers just trying to survive. Times vary, $50-$65, GableStage, Coral Gables, gablestage.org

7/21
The Return of the Not-So-Little Prince
Presented by Opera Atelier, this production reimagines author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic literary character in a show performed by children and youngsters from OA’s MOZ-Art Program. Libretto by Daniel Daroca and music by Nicholas Henderson. 5pm, $15-$20, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura, browardcenter.org

7/24 - 8/4
Life & Death

Cirque du Soleil’s latest summer production takes audiences on another sight-and-sound-filled journey. In Corteo, a clown imagines his own funeral taking place in a carnival. That means angels, aerialists, dancing chandeliers and hundreds of other characters that bring to life the brand of stage fantasia Cirque delivers so well. Times vary, regular tickets $59-$154, VIP meet-and-greet packages from $174, BB&T Center, Sunrise, cirquedusoleil.com/corteo

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Jennifer Lopez gets the party started.

7/25-27
Jennifer Lopez: It’s My Party
La Diva Lopez lets loose onstage in an energetic show highlighting all her hits. 8pm, regular tickets $165-$800, VIP front-row and meet-and-greet packages from $2,134 at laneone.‌com, American Airlines Arena, Downtown Miami, aaarena.com

7/26
An Evening With Colson Whitehead
The author of the novel The Nickel Boys, which vividly details the evils of Jim Crow America, shares excerpts from the book and anecdotes with the audience. 8pm, $35, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami, arshtcenter.org

7/26
John Cusack &
Say Anything
This evening features a screening of the 1989 comedy/drama Say Anything followed by a moderated discussion with Cusack answering audience questions. 7:30pm, regular tickets $39-$69, VIP meet-and-greet tickets $250, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, browardcenter.org

7/27-8/18
International Ballet Festival
of Miami
Ballet stars from around the world take the stage in this cutting-edge contemporary performance featuring renowned companies. Times, prices and locations vary, internationalballetfestival.org

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7/28
Shawn Mendes: The Tour
Pop’s new undisputed prince performs the songs that have made him this generation’s David Cassidy. 7:30pm, $66-$533, VIP packages $200-$600, American Airlines Arena, Downtown Miami, shawnmendesthetour.com

8/8-7/6/20
George Segal
Segal’s “Abraham’s Farewell to Ishmael” is on view for the first time since its restoration as part of this exhibition based on Biblical stories. Times vary, $16, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Downtown Miami, pamm.org

8/24
Reza: Edge of Illusion
Motorcycles and helicopters materialize out of thin air in this magician’s grand-scale illusions. 7:30pm, $25-$70, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami, arshtcenter.org


8/29
The B-52s
The world’s greatest party band is celebrating 40 years together by performing its greatest hits, from “Rock Lobster” to “Love Shack.” 7:30pm, regular tickets $60-$130, VIP packages $215-$465, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, browardcenter.org

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Rocio Bazan is one of the performers in the Siempre Flamenco showcase.

8/30-9/1
Siempre Flamenco
This year’s flamenco showcase features acclaimed singers Rocio Bazan, Manuel de la Nina and Javier Heredia, dancer Antoñete Castro and guitarist Paco Fernandez. 8:30pm, $48-$60, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami, arshtcenter.org

8/31
The Rolling Stones: 2019 No Filter Tour
Fully recovered from a heart attack, Mick Jagger and his mates are ready to show the world why they are still rock’s greatest living legends. 8pm, regular tickets $185-$4,047, VIP packages from $3,861 at premiumseatsusa.com, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, rollingstones.com



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Photography by: james charles photo courtesy of artist management; kirk franklin photo courtesy of broward center; jennifer lopez photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images; shawn mendes photo by Sakura/WENN.com/Alamy Stock Photo; rocio bazan photo by Remedios Malvarez/courtesy of arsht center; corteo photos by Lucas Saporiti