5 Can't-Miss Events for March

BY Rebecca Wallwork | March 9, 2018 | Feature Features

March Madness in Miami means marquee events, from music to art. Don't miss these five standouts.
A scene from "Dolphin Man," part of this year's Miami Film Festival

Person of Interest

MOCA gives South African artist Lionel Smith the exhibition treatment with his first U.S. show. Visitors should expect plenty of impactful artworks, including Smit’s “Morphous,” a two-headed sculpture that makes reference to the female version of the Roman god Janus. Through May 6, times vary, Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami, 305.893.6211

Big Screen Action
The Miami Film Festival is in full swing, but you can still catch screenings before the curtains close on March 18—including the marquee double feature of Dolphin Man—a documentary about free diver Jacques Mayol—and Luc Besson’s 1988 cult favorite The Big Blue, based on Mayol’s life. March 16, 7PM, $25, 
Regal 17, 1100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Get into a Groove

For a laid-back musical vibe, Jazz in the Gardens welcomes R&B legends Chaka Kahn, Smokey Robinson and Anita Baker (in one of her final pre-retirement sets) to Miami for two days of nonstop funk, jazz and soul. March 17-19, tickets from $69, Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens

Game, Set, Match

It’s your last chance to catch the Miami Open in Key Biscayne this year before the tournament moves to Miami Gardens in 2019. This year’s lineup is stacked with champs, including 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams. March 19-April 1, times and ticket prices vary, Crandon Park Tennis Center, Key Biscayne

The Beat Goes On
You may have to beg or borrow to secure tickets to the Ultra Music Festival this year, but it will be worth it to catch the 20th anniversary of the iconic EDM event. This year’s headliners include Afrojack, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Tiësto, along with live acts like Empire of the Sun and The Wailers with Julian Marley. March 23-25, times vary, tickets from $380, Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

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