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Little Haiti Cultural Center Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month at the City of Miami's Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC). The LHCC has month long calendar or programming where there's something for everyone. The theme this year is "Our Culture, Everyone's History, Nou Toujou La".  2022 LHCC Haitian Heritage Month Calendar.

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Join the Miami-Dade County Asian-American Advisory Board in celebrating and commemorating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. With the theme of "Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration”, there are various events throughout Greater Miami and Miami Beach celebrating their heritage. For the complete listing and more being added visit Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Haitian Heritage Cultural Month: Passport to Discover the Beauty of Haiti

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime is inviting the community to experience the magic of Haitian culture, art, music and food by participating in the annual celebration of Haitian Heritage Cultural Month during the month of May. Highlights of this year’s celebrations include Commissioner Monestime’s Haitian Heritage Cultural Month opening reception, Taste of Haiti, Sounds of Little Hait and much more. Locations, dates and times of all events are listed in the 2022 Haitian Heritage Cultural Month Calendar.

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is also Jewish American Heritage Month. The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation are proud to be official partners of this national celebration! Click Jewish American Heritage to view their month of programming in celebration and commemoration or visit JMOF-FIU to learn more.

Israel Independence Day Celebration

On May 4, the North Miami Beach Library will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut with Israeli music, kosher catering by Pita Hut Grill and music by DJ Moto. Click here to learn more.

Kick-Off of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

You are cordially invited to the Miami-Dade County Asian American Advisory Board’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Kick-Off celebration and presentation: Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration. Held at noon on May 5 in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center. Enjoy cultural performances from China, India, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and more. For additional information email Mr. Joshua Ho or learn more here.

Orquesta AKOKAN

On May 5, the Arsht Center presents Orquesta Akokán , a blazing ensemble creating deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Benny Moré, Pérez Prado, and Banda Gigante in the 1940s and ’50s. They polish Cuban mambo’s golden sound to a luminous, contemporary sheen and imbue legendary Cuban grooves with a renewed vitality and a powerful sense of “akokán”. 

Tee Up for the H.O.T. Challenge Golf Tournament

The GMCVB hosts their 29th Annual H.O.T. Challenge Golf Tournament, benefiting the Black Hospitality Initiative (BHI), Friday May 6 at the Miami Beach Golf Club. Focused on advancing economic participation for Black Americans in Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s hospitality industry, the BHI has awarded more than 450 scholarships & raised over $3.5 million in scholarship funds since its launch in 1991. 

Family Fest: Afrique en Cirque

Afrique en Cirque is a highly colorful creation featuring a handful of incredible acrobats and musicians from Cirque Kalabanté performing their authentic choreography to the frantic rhythms of djembes and other native instruments of Guinea. The musical sound of the kora and the performers take us to a place that radiates the diversity of traditional African arts. Held on May 7 as part of the Arsht Center Series Family Fest.

Taste of Haiti

Taste of Haiti brings to the community of South Florida a discovery of Haiti’s Culture and flavors primarily though its food and all its cultural components. The festival offers a blend of the best of Haiti’s cuisine, music and art.  On May 7, from 2-10pm, visitors have the opportunity to go around the chosen venue sampling food from various local restaurants, catering companies, bakeries, and chefs, and can enjoy the flavors of Haitian rum, beer, soda and juices at the VIP tent . Taste of Haiti offers a range of activities throughout the day such as cooking demos, a chefs cooking competition, live music, display of Haitian art for purchase. Learn more here.

Leyla McCalla - Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever
"Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever" is a multidisciplinary performance set to new music by Haitian-American singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla. The project explores the legacy of Radio Haiti-Inter, Haiti’s first privately owned Creole-speaking radio station, and the assassination of its owner, Jean Dominique, in 2000. The title is derived from a proverb used by Dominique to describe the spirit of Haiti’s marginalized poor in the face of violence and political oppression. Held at the Miami Theater Center on May 6, click here to learn more.
GroundUP Music Festival
The 5th Annual GroundUP Music Festival takes place May 6-8 at the North Beach Bandshell on Miami Beach. The festival features dozens of performers celebrating music with intimate masterclasses and expert workshops. Four-time Grammy-winners Snarky Puppy, acclaimed by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one of the most versatile bands on the planet,” performs daily. For tickets, click here.
8th Annual ELEVATE Moves to North Miami in 2022
ELEVATE. A Day of Being NICER | With a multitude of Workshops, Tools & Inspirations, ELEVATE provides an assortment of 45 min. segments all focused on Being NICER to your Mind, Body, Soul, Planet & others. This year Unity Coalition is proud to partner with the City of North Miami – bringing ELEVATE to the Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park on May 7. Learn more here.
Little Haiti Online Book Festival
The Miami Book Fair presents online programming as part of the Little Haiti Book Festival. On May 8, there will be a celebration of the 100th birthday of two Haitian literary masters: Jacques Stephen Alexis and Émile Célestin Mégie with Arnold Antonin, Marc Exavier, Angelucci Manigat, and Lyonel Trouillot. On May 15, the Sounds of Joy and Pain: A New Understanding of Traditional Haitian Music, Konpa, and Rap Kreyòl with M. Mushy Widmaier, Georgio Léon-Émile, and Ed Rainer Sainvil. Learn more here.
Tropical Sundays ft. MannySwagg

On May 8, drop into The Doral Yard's Tropical Sundays ft Manny Swagg | Get swept away with tropical vibes at The Doral Yard with musician, vocalist, songwriter and percussionist, Manny Swagg. Sip on cocktails, grab a bite to eat from savory and sweet culinary vendors at The Yard, and enjoy buenas vibras with friends and family.

Doral Fashion Art Design 2022: ART TO WEAR
Featuring Istituto Marangoni and DesignLab showing unique fashion sculptural pieces! Held on May 12 at CityPlace Doral, this event is the kick-off of the Doral Fashion Art Design Week event series, happening in Doral once a year. You will enjoy a show of lights, music, and a parade of sculptural outfits made of surprising materials and shapes. This one-of-a-kind show will take place outdoors on the roundabout at CityPlace Doral's main plaza. Purchase tickets here.
A Utopia for Women in South Beach - Sweet Heat Miami!
SweetHeat Miami is the only experience cultivated for women of all backgrounds and identities on South Beach and the Miami area. We have been a staple of celebration, appreciation, and acceptance of each unique lived experience for our patrons turned family. Held May 11-16, click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
Ballet Flamenco la Rosa Presents Wuthering Heights

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa announces the World Premiere performance of En el Abismo, an original ‘flamenco ballet’ inspired by Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. The work was created and choregraphed by world-renowned master teacher, choreographer, soloist and BFLR Artistic Director Ilisa Rosal, in collaboration with special Guest Artists direct from Spain. May 14 & 15 at the Koubek Center in Little Havana. Learn more here.

Free Family Fun Day: Asian American Heritage

On May 14, join HistoryMiami Museum and Miami-Dade County Asian American Advisory Board on a celebration reflecting the cultural diversity of Miami’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Enjoy music, craft activities, and more. Register here.

The Cuban Vote: A Very Miami Romantic Comedy
In Miami politics, anything can happen, and it does. Based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, The Cuban Vote draws you into the middle of Carolina and Alex’s quest for the Miami Mayorship…and each other. A romantic political comedy that can only happen in Miami, turns into tremendo arroz con mango and all for the coveted Cuban vote. They say all is fair in love and war, but nothing is fair in love and politics. A world-premiere play by Carmen Pelaez, showing through May 15.  Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
Wings & Roses
On May 15, join us for an afternoon with the Peter London Global Dance Company featuring Peter's choreography performed to a world premiere commissioned score, by composer and artistic director Ezra Haugabrooks, played live by the Ballet and Dance Orchestra. To purchase tickets visit Wings & Roses.
Free Walking Tours During Haitian Flag Heritage Week
Join Tap Tap Tours & Transportation as the offer free walking tours during Haitian Flag Heritage Week. Tours will be held from May 15-21 at 10-12 pm then again from 2-4 pm, meeting point is the Little Haiti Cultural Center. To reserve your spot, click here.
Culture Crawl Miami Beach
Hit the street on May 19 and get your monthly dose of culture! Miami Beach Culture Crawl is partnering with the arts to provide a night of free, unique and unforgettable experiences. Every third Thursday from 6-9pm, Miami Beach comes alive with culture as arts institutions and venues open their doors to give you just a taste of what they offer.
To Florida, With Love: A Miami City Ballet Pop-up Performance
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is delighted to welcome Miami City Ballet as they perform To Florida, With Love, from their pop-up series celebrating the diverse neighborhoods and people that make South Florida a culturally rich, global destination.  On May 19, ten of Miami City Ballet’s world-class dancers have choreographed 11 works that not only celebrate our South Florida home but also take us on a multitude of social, cultural and personal journeys that reflect the human condition.  To read more about this performance, click here.
Cuba: A Musical Journey of Independence
Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation presents Cuba: A Musical Journey of Independence, a concert exploring Cuba’s spectacular musical heritage. The concert celebrates contributions of Cuban artists and composers from the time of Cuba’s independence from Spain to the present, including contemporary Classical and Jazz works of the Cuban Diaspora.  Held at the Miami-Dade Auditorium on May 20, to purchase tickets click here.
Remembering a Cuban Patriot: The Papers of Colonel Ernesto Fonts y Sterling
The University of Miami's Cuban Collection virtually presents "Remembering a Cuban Patriot: The Papers of Colonel Ernesto Fonts y Sterling".  On May 20, join as Dr. Lisandro Pérez, the great-grandson of Colonel Ernesto Fonts y Sterling, presents on the Colonel’s life. Dr. Pérez's talk will feature highlights from the Colonel's papers, which were recently donated to the Cuban Heritage Collection. His talk will be preceded by words on behalf of the family by Carlos Fonts Boullosa, grandson of Colonel Fonts. After the presentation there will be a question and answer session!  Learn more here.
Colombian Folkloric Sounds with Grupo Barrio Abajo
On May 21, enjoy glorious weather at The Doral Yard with the music of Grupo Barrio Abajo.| Make yourselves comfortable at our outdoor event space, grab a drink from The Bar at The Backyard, and eat from our sweet and savory culinary vendors, too!  Learn more here.
Colombian Folkloric Sounds with Grupo Barrio Abajo
On May 21, enjoy glorious weather at The Doral Yard with the music of Grupo Barrio Abajo.| Make yourselves comfortable at our outdoor event space, grab a drink from The Bar at The Backyard, and eat from our sweet and savory culinary vendors, too!  Learn more here.
We the People Reception & Exhibit
On May 21, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center is pleased to host a reception for We the People. The exhibit, a multi-media biographical project, features three decades of Oscar Thomas’ original artwork, a photography collection of his murals, a tribute showcase and the book launch of Oscar Thomas Miami’s Beloved Visual Artist by Dr. Tasha Thomas-Straughter.  Learn more here.
Miami Gardens Youth Music Festival
On May 21, get ready to jam at the first edition of the Miami Gardens Youth Music Festival, featuring the next generation of music artists from Miami Gardens and beyond. Join us for an afternoon of music, food, and community. The Miami Gardens Music Alliance is a collaboration of seven local and national organizations working across the Carol City Feeder pattern to ensure every student - from pre-K to high school - has the ability to thrive through music. Now in its second year, the Alliance is serving more than 2,000 youth (and counting!) across 12 Miami Gardens schools.  Learn more here.
Planet AFROPUNK Miami
AFROPUNK is excited to announce the first ever Planet AFROPUNK Live Experience in Miami taking place May 20-22 at The Urban in Historic Overtown. The three day event brings to Miami a collection of musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, activists connected together by their vibrant and diverse roots that make up the Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latinx community.  Learn more here.
Fountainhead Arts Announces the Return of Artists Open
Fountainhead is thrilled to announce the third in-person edition of Artists Open, a Miami-Dade County-wide open studios event offering the public access to over 300 artist’s studios across the county. Held on May 21 from 11am to 6pm, eventgoers can access a completely interactive guide at Artists Open that provides information about participating artists, their specific studio location, and social media contact details to stay in touch with artists pre- and post-event. Organized by neighborhood, the guide is designed to make it easy for local art lovers to discover new areas and meet with makers right in their own backyard. The event is generously sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Click Artists Open to learn more.
Cuba Nostalgia: More Than an Event, it's a Cuban Experience
CubaNostalgia is proud to be hosting its 23nd year of Cuban Culture and Heritage through exhibits, memorabilia, art and music on May 21-22. This year will be like no other, CubaNostalgia has been revitalized to continue being the biggest and most prestigious Cuban Cultural event in South Florida. A Cuban Experience, where you will enjoy activations of Cuban Landmarks such as Floridita, Catedral de la Habana, El Encanto, Museo de Bellas Artes, Tropicana and many more!  Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
Sizzle: Celebrating 20 Years
Sizzle has grown to become America’s most celebrated and anticipated urban event in an atmosphere unparalleled to none. Party-seekers from around the world convene in sunny Miami celebrating life, pride & liberty! Originally a one-day occurrence, Sizzle Miami has evolved into a 5-day smorgasbord of captivating day-time events, and pulsating nightlife. Recognized each year by both mayors of Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami, Sizzle Miami occurs during the Memorial Day Weekend May 26-30.  Learn more here.
Best of the Best Music Fest
On May 29, South Florida's premiere Caribbean music fest returns to Bayfront Park overlooking the waters of Biscayne Bay.  Best of the Best International Music Festival is an event/concert like no other. It is a 10-hour long cultured experience with the best lineup of pop, R&B, soca, reggae, hip-hop and Caribbean music.  It's one of the largest international music festivals in North America today, with a history of attendance averaging 25k to 30k people and still growing. Now in its 16th year, Best of the Best has been built to legendary status by bringing crowds to their feet with classic artist performances!  Learn more here.
Live Arts Miami: Gospel Jam Session
Soul-Filled Sounds from South Florida’s Greatest Gospel Musicians!  The Black gospel musical tradition is central to American culture, and its cadence permeates our nation with rhythm and power. Join us as we celebrate and expand upon that legacy, with an evening of gospel music, as Pastor Marc Cooper (founder of the legendary Miami Mass Choir, and a mighty force on the Hammond B3 organ) brings together some of his favorite musicians and singers for a joyous musical experience. Discover real roots music with soul-stirring sounds from Miami’s best and brightest musicians!  Held May 29 at the North Beach Bandshell. Learn more here.
The Goombay Festival Returns to Coconut Grove
The City of Miami presents, the return of the Goombay Festival June 11 & 12.  Its been quite sometime since Goombay has taken place so we are looking to make a statement with it's return. Come join us at Elizabeth Virrick Park in Coconut Grove which is the home of some of the first Bahamian Settlers. Our Queen for this year's Goombay is non-other than our very own Congresswoman Frederica Wilson.  There will be live entertainment with the headliners being from the Bahamas, Junkanoo, food and retail vendors with authentic Bahamian cuisine and a kids area. Learn how Goombay got its start and also learn the history of Coconut Grove.  Learn more here.
Gemini Takeover: 6th Annual Ultimate Gemini Takeover Weekend
Join in for the Biggest Gemini celebration in the World! It's an opportunity for Geminis and Friends from around the globe to connect, socialize, network, party and have fun in a great atmosphere! It is worth the experience. This is where you want to celebrate your birthday with friends and family and plenty of Gemini’s on the sandy beaches of Miami June 9-12. Click here for further details.
American Black Film Festival Returns to Miami
The ABFF will celebrate its 26th anniversary on Miami Beach with an exciting line-up of film screenings and an extensive schedule of events and networking opportunities. This year’s festival will take place on June 15-19 and is considered the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and TV enthusiasts. For more information on the festival and how to purchase passes visit ABFF.
Botero at Full Volume
An exhibition on the graphics of the famous Colombian artist on display now through June 30 at DORCAM in City Place Doral.  When we talk about Fernando Botero, we immediately think of those paintings and sculptures that, with their gargantuan dimensions, seem to want to overflow galleries and cities around the world. However, the thick figuration of the Colombian has also flooded a field of plastic for a long time that is sometimes considered, unfairly, a minor art. For this reason, to demonstrate that the weight of Fernando Botero is not lightened beyond the borders of the gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Doral (DORCAM), in coordination with Adriana Meneses Art and David Restrepo Art, is now opening an exhibition which brings precisely 45 posters of this artist obsessed with volume to the gallery. Botero at Full Volume.
HistoryMiami Museum Extends  "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 through September 4, 2022. Learn more.
Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame Museum "Meet & Greet & Tour Saturday Foodie Event"
Every Saturday from 12pm to 5pm, join the Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame Museum and walk through West Grove sports history, reunite with local Alumni, enjoy great food, music, and community spirit! Leadership Prep Foundation Inc. is the parent organization of the Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame Museum whose mission is to preserve, support, and promote the historical significance of Bahamian and African American history and cultural heritage through Sport in West Coconut Grove.
The Doral Yard's Musical Line Up
The Doral Yard continues to shine the spotlight on the amazing musical talent South Florida has to offer featuring like music almost every night.  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.
North Miami Beach Street Market
The City of North Miami Beach presents the NMB Street Market. Taking place every Sunday from 10am-5pm. Come spend your Sundays at the NMB Street Market. Live music, food, produce, baked goods, artisan products, accessories, art, flowers, plants and more. Learn more here.
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.
Vizcaya Village Farmers Market
Welcome to the Vizcaya Village Farmers Market! Taste the artistry of local vendors as you explore Vizcaya’s historic farm and village. Discover fresh-made delicacies and hand-crafted goods, fruits and vegetables, baked goods, vegan products, and more. This is a rain or shine program. The Market takes place every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Vizcaya Village located at 3250 S. Miami Ave.  Learn more here.
Salsa Nights at the Intercontinental Miami
Dance the night away at the elevated and energetic Salsa Nights at the Intercontinental Miami. Join us the first Friday of each Month for an evening of free salsa classes, performances and dancing to the sounds of Miami’s #1 Latin DJ Jorge Chaurn. Grab your dance shoes for the hottest Salsa Night north of Havana.
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.
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.
Haitian Folklore Dance Classes
Come learn various dance styles like Ibo, Nago, Congo and Yanvalou at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.  Performances, workshops and private classes are held every Saturday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., taught by Nancy St. Leger and the NSL Danse Esemble.
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. 
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