Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Celebrate ORGULLO!
Celebrate ORGULLO’s 2021 Festival explores the ART of ILUSIÓN – How the Art of Drag, Creativity, Talent and self-Expression influence our daily lives. The history of Drag is an evolution from a common theater practice to an award-winning form of entertainment that has gained legitimacy both on a national and international stage. The first person to describe himself as "the queen of drag" in the U.S. was William Dorsey Swann, born enslaved in Hancock, Maryland, who in the 1880s started also hosting drag balls in Washington, DC attended by other men who were former slaves, and often raided by the police, as documented in the newspaper.  To purchase tickets for the October 1-15 events, visit Celebrate ORGULLO! 
Nuestro Fest - Live from Miami!
Atlantino and Brilla Media will produce Nuestro Fest, a National Hispanic Heritage Month-themed virtual festival that will be hosted live from Miami October 2nd from 8-10pm EST, on national broadcast TV and through various streamers and online platforms.  The two-hour broadcast and live stream experience will feature a jam-packed line-up of iconic and emerging Latin music artists, celebrity co-hosts, a fashion show, mixology segments, fashion, Latino culinary recipes, and other creative surprises. Click here for full details of Nuestro Fest.
Unfold: The Pride Plays
A collection of three Latino-centric, LGBTQ2 case studies realizing the complexities of our "identity decade." Each twenty-minute playlet contains controversial material to fuel a powerful evening of theatre. The muscular dialogue folds together with a top-rate acting ensemble.  This program contains mature situations and some graphic language and is intended for audiences 13 & over. Held on October 1 & 2, click here to purchase tickets
Little Havana Social Club
Singer and songwriter Leslie Cartaya , the Celia Cruz All Stars , a repertory band that celebrates the legacy of the immortal Cuban singer and Latin Grammy nominee DJ and producer Mr. Pauer, bring the party again as they headline the next Little Havana Social Club at Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center, Saturday, October 2 at 8 p.m. Buy tickets here.
Lyric Live at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater
South Florida's premier talent night showcase. LYRIC LIVE is where you decide which contestant takes home the $1000.00 prize. Every first Friday, you are the judge.  If contestants want to take home the prize, and a chance to compete in the annual February AllStar Showcase, they have to show up and show out to impress you.  Friday, Oct 1 at 8:00 pm. Click here for full details.
Entertainment Nights Return to Hialeah Casino
Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to 1am during the month of October at
Hialeah Park & Casino 100 E 32nd St Hialeah.  With no entertainment nights since April 2020, DJ ASHO will finally be playing amazing Timba, Cubaton, Bachata, Salsa and Latin Top 40's starting this Friday. Free entry and free parking. Click here to learn more.
Open Season - Miami Carnival 2021
Sunday, October 3 from  1-7pm at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.  Fun games, family friendly activities, featuring entertainment, fantastic west Indian cuisine & lots of surprises…everything you would expect to officially open Carnival Season! Click here to learn more.
On the Avenue: More Than Miami Lore
Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Think you know Miami? FIU's 3 Washington Avenue-based SoBe art institutions reflect on the city's parallel histories and go beyond familiar narratives through a focused look at sites spanning Brownsville to Miami Beach. Click here to register.
Miami  Beach OnStage!
Through the month of October, Miami  Beach OnStage! presents live performances and three site-specific temporary art installations in nine of our beautiful parks and other locations throughout the city. These culturally diverse performances will include music, dance, theater and temporary art installations.. Click here for event listings.
The 37th Annual Miami Carnival
The annual Miami Carnival returns to the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds October 8-10 with Covid 19-protocols in place. The safety and health of the Miami Carnival's masquerade bands, steel bands, vendors, volunteers, performers, sponsors, and patrons are at the forefront of this year's planning and production of the 37th annual Miami Carnival Celebration. The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to be the Host Sponsor, with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and the Board of County Commissioners. For details and tickets, please visit the Miami Carnival website.
Who’s On First?
Join Yo Miami for Open Mic Night every first Wednesday of the month. 7:00 p.m. sign up and 8:00 p.m. showtime.  Hosted by Danny Miami Reyes. Learn more here.
In the Heights Free Movie Screening
Join Councilwoman Mary Estime-Irvin at the 'Movie on the Lawn' event as we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Don't miss this special screening of 'In The Heights' on Saturday, October 9 at Griffing Park (located at NE 123 Street & West Dixie Hwy). The movie starts at 7 p.m. so bring your blankets and chairs! Concessions will also be sold on-site. For more information call the North Miami Office of the Mayor and Council at 305-895-9818.
Caribbean Market Days
In case you haven't heard, Caribbean Market Day is back every Saturday from 10am to 6pm. The market will have vendors selling their wares from all areas of Miami, South Florida, and beyond. Original art work, vintage and thrift finds, handmade goods, artisan treasures and more will fill the stalls of the Caribbean Marketplace in Ti Ayiti (Little Haiti) 5925 NE 2 Second Ave Miami, FL 33137. For more information and vendor inquiries please email or call 305 960-2969.
Siudy Flamenco BAILAORA
After a successful world premiere in Miami in 2019, Bailaora – within me, within you returns by popular demand!  The music in Bailaora pairs traditional flamenco instrumentation with synthesized sounds. The narrative takes an emotional journey through dance that results in a humanist and feminist commentary on self-invention and self-determination, revealing the vulnerability and inner strength of a warrior whose only voice is her art. October 8-10 at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Purchase tickets here. 
Hello Gorgeous Exhibit
Exhibition Opens October 14 at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.  Hello Gorgeous, an eclectic exhibition of costumes, photos, videos, record album covers and other objects, celebrating the life and work of Barbra Streisand. JMOF-FIU, the exclusive Southeast presenter, is proud to pay tribute to the iconic singer, actress, director, and producer, in an original exhibition and series of events. Exhibit organized by Bernard Museum, Temple Emanu-El, with a special thanks to Lou Papalas of Palm Springs, CA. Sponsorships and Group Discounts are available. Learn more here.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage in the Heart of Calle Ocho!
Join Calle Ocho News on October 15 for their Second Annual Hispanic Heritage Event - Celebrating Milestones!  Calle Ocho has a lot of history and it is what it is today because of the people behind it, so why not be a part of “History in the making”.  We choose to celebrate this yearly event during Hispanic Heritage month to honor our culture and the thriving nature of our ancestors at a time when it matters more than ever. Register here to celebrate community milestones made possible by local artists and business owners.
Hispanicize #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit
Join us on Friday, October 15 for the Hispanicize #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit the largest virtual gathering of Latinx influencers, content creators, entrepreneurs and media and entertainment innovators. Hosted both virtually and live in-person from Los Angeles and Miami, Hispanicize will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month bigger than ever before!
Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays
This 20-year tradition to Little Havana, Viernes Culturales on Calle Ocho is held the third Friday of each month from avenues 12 to 17, from 4-10 p.m. Enjoy an evening of art, music and culture. Attendees can expect live music in most restaurants, including CubaOcho, Guantanamera, Old Havana, Sala’o, Café La Trova, Mofongo’s and Cubata Tapas y Vinos. Another attraction of Cultural Fridays is the free tour with Dr. Paul George, historian-in-residence at HistoryMiami Museum, starting at 7 p.m. in front of the Tower Theater. To learn more click here and if interested in participating as a vendor, please email
The Afro-LatinX Music Experience Parte Dos
The Heritage Project is back, kicking off its salon series with The Afro-LatinX Music Experience Parte Dos! Part 1 of the discussion took place during the inaugural season, and the conversation will continue in October with Parte Dos, an exploration into the evolution of Afro-LatinX music from the 1990s through today. This talk will unpack the challenges of navigating the Afro-LatinX experience within the music industry while spotlighting salsa, reggaeton and hip-hop.  October 20 at 5:30 pm, online and free, click here to learn more.
La Gran Fiesta - Una Noche Tropical
On October 23 from 7-10 pm, the City of North Miami is honored to invite you to commemorate the sights, sounds, history and flavors of Latin culture during our 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations and with our feature signature event, La Gran Fiesta, Una Noche Tropical.This festive evening under the stars attracts an array of musical entertainment, Latin dancing, and for the fourth year in a row, local iHeart radio personality Enrique Santos who will serve as our emcee.  Click La Gran Fiesta, Una Noche Tropical to learn more.
Last Call Comedy Show
Join our host DannyMiami Reyes for this free show featuring 4 hilarious local and touring comics, including credits on Comedy Central, MTV, BET, HBO and more! Seating begins at 7:30, showtime at 8pm at the Beat Culture Brewery & Kitchen.  Buy tickets here.
Kuba Cabana Cocktails & Cabaret
Miami's #1 hottest dinner show returns on the last Thursday of every month! Join us as we embark on a journey through time to explore the famed Copa Cabana, Tropicana and Las Vegas Strips, back when they were riddled with stars - all set to the classics with a Latin flare! Click Kuba Cabana to learn more about the October 28 event.
iGen Film Festival
The iGen Film Festival (formerly the Elijah Wells Youth Indie Film Festival) will take place October 29-31 in Historic Overtown. The mission of the iGen Film Festival is to provide a platform for emerging filmmakers ages 16-25, around the world to reach the broadest possible audience and to generate international dialogue through cinema. The festival looks to celebrate and inspire filmmakers to develop their technical and creative skills.  For further details visit iGEN Film Festival.als. Learn more.
Tropical Sundays at The Doral Yard
The Doral Yard continues to shine the spotlight on the amazing musical talent South Florida has to offer. Every Sunday at 5 p.m. join us for Tropical Sundays featuring special musical guests. Come early and enjoy happy hour specials from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Bar at The Yard and enjoy delicious eats by savory and sweet culinary vendors at The Doral Yard. Learn more.
The Adrienne Arsht Center Celebrates its Sweet 15s
The 2021/2022 season is here! Don’t miss Sweet $15 ticket alerts. Get on the list today – it’s the only way to ensure you’ll be the first to know when Sweet $15 tickets go on sale. Get access to over 2,000 $15 tickets* for shows in our 15th anniversary season. A limited number of tickets will be available todo el año for shows on our stages, including thrilling theater, captivating and diverse concerts, moving dance, the world’s leading artists y mucho, mucho más. Tickets are limited! Sign up for Arsht Center emails and select "Discount Programs" for Sweet $15 ticket alerts.
Fantasy Theater Factory Announces 2021-2022 Season
The Fantasy Theater Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater in Liberty City has announced the lineup for its 2021-2022 season of the arts starting October 1. This year they are presenting 6 concerts, 11 theater productions, 7 community events, 2 art exhibitions, and much more. For calendar of events and tickets, please visit Fantasy Theater.
HistoryMiami Museum Presents - It’s a Miami Thing: Highlights from Our Collection
In celebration of the City of Miami’s 125th birthday, you can explore highlights from the museum’s vast collection of artifacts and archival materials. Over the decades, the museum has collaborated with the community to collect, preserve, and share local history, in particular objects that document the uniqueness of our city. It's a Miami Thing will display hundreds of items including unearthed Tequesta artifacts from 800 A.D., Seminole patchwork clothing, prints from naturalist John James Audubon’s Birds of America, treasure salvaged from the 1622 Nuestra Señora de Atocha shipwreck, discovered 35 years ago off the coast of the Florida Keys, and a cape from famed astrologer Walter Mercado. Now throu Sunday Jan 9, 2022.
HistoryMiami Museum’s New Artist-in-Residence
HistoryMiami Museum is proud to announce their newest artist-in-residence, Rose Max & Ramatis, a music duo specializing in the popular Brazilian music styles of samba, bossa nova, and chorinho. Both born in Rio de Janeiro, Rose Max and Ramatis Moraes moved to the U.S. in 1993 and now call Miami Beach home. Through performances and presentations, Rose Max & Ramatis share their passion for Brazilian culture and an appreciation for the mix of traditions that contribute to Brazil’s rich musical history. Their residency will start in September and run through December. For more information, click here.
Negra by Randolph Ward
The complexities of femininity, gender identity, and colorism come to the screen in a theatrical adaptation of Me Gritaron Negra by the Peruvian Mother of Dance Theater Victoria Santa Cruz. Negra, is a short dance film presented by international choreographer Randolph Ward in Partnership with Unity Coalition for the 2020 Celebrate Orgullo’s Virtual Festival and stars gender fluid Brazilian born artist Natanael Leal. The film takes viewers on a journey of self love and the confrontation getting to that journey. Negra premiered as part of Celebrate Orgullo's BlackOut Performances. Click here to view Negra. 
The Bass Highlights Tour
Guided tours every Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00pm. Guests will explore various highlights of the collection, the museum’s architecture and current exhibitions both inside and outside of The Bass through an interactive guided tour. Trained educators will provide behind-the-scenes experience of The Bass Museum. This tour is included with cost of museum admission and maximum capacity applies on a first- come, first-served basis. 
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