Performing Arts in Downtown Miami

Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

This elegantly renovated 1920s movie palace services a huge variety of performing arts including film festivals, symphonies, ballets and touring shows. The acoustics are excellent.
Performing Arts in Downtown Miami

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

This magnificent venue manages to both humble and enthrall visitors. Today the Arsht is where the biggest cultural acts in Miami come to perform; a show here is a must-see on any Miami trip. Get off the Metromover a…
Cricket in Miami

South Florida Cricket Alliance

Cricket in South Florida? Really? Oh yes. There’s a huge West Indian and Jamaican community in South Florida, plus a very sizable British expat population. As such cricket is actually quite popular in these parts. T…
Performing Arts in South Beach

Colony Theater

The Colony is an absolute art-deco gem, with a classic marquee and Inca-style crenellations, which looks like the sort of place gangsters would go to watch Hamlet. Built in 1935, this used to be the main cinema hous…
Spectator Sport in Miami

University of Miami Hurricanes

The Hurricanes were once undisputed titans of university football, but had experienced a slow decline since 2004. They’ve recovered a bit as of the time of research, and attending a game surrounded by UM’s pack of f…
Performing Arts in South Beach

Fillmore Miami Beach

Built in 1951, South Beach’s premier showcase for touring Broadway shows, orchestras and other big musical productions has 2700 seats and excellent acoustics. Jackie Gleason chose to make the theater his home for th…
Dance in South Beach

Miami City Ballet

Formed in 1985, this troupe is based out of a lovely three-story headquarters designed by famed local architectural firm Arquitectonica. The facade allows passers-by to watch the dancers rehearsing through big pictu…
Live Music in Little Havana

Ball & Chain

The Ball & Chain has survived several incarnations over the years. Back in 1935, when 8th St was more Jewish than Latino, it was the sort of jazz joint Billie Holiday would croon in. That iteration closed in 195…
Football in Miami

Sun Life Stadium

‘Dol-fans’ are respectably crazy about their team, even if a Super Bowl showing has evaded them since 1985. Games are wildly popular and the Miami Dolphins are painfully successful, in that they always raise fans’ h…
Classical Music in South Beach

New World Symphony

Housed in the New World Center – a funky explosion of cubist lines and geometric curves, fresh white against the blue Miami sky – the acclaimed New World Symphony holds performances from October to May. The deserved…