January Fairs & Festivals

By on January 14, 2015

Festivals of every kind: Seafood, Jewish Film, Art Deco, Orchids, Flamingo AND CHOCOLATE.

Miami Jewish Film Festival»Thursday, January 15 –Thursday, January 29

Mjff-LogoExpect the unexpected as the festival opens with the black comedy, “Mr. Kaplan” the first of 74 films with an exciting showcase, including Academy Award entries & World, North American, & Florida Premieres. Check website for schedule & theaters. Tickets: 1-888-585-FILM. www.miamijewishfilmfestival.org


Art Deco Weekend»Friday–Sunday, January 16–18

Ocean Drive turns into a deco lover’s delight with block after block of tents touting art, jewelry & items from the Deco era. For the kids, visit the Playground Stage at Lummus Park & 13th Street, with the Kazoobie Kazoo Show, Fantasy Theater Magic, Greater Miami Youth Symphony & more. Outdoor Film Series Fri & Sat. 6–8pm. Art Deco Walking Tours hourly $25. New this year: First Deco Dance-A-Thon Sat. 3–6pm form a team & Dance Through the Decades. Sunday, dress up your pooch & join the Arf Deco Parade at Noon. FREE. Fri: Noon–11pm Sat 10am–11pm; Sun 10am–8pm. Ocean Dr. between 5th & 13th Streets. Miami Beach. 305-672-2014. Schedule at www.artdecoweekend.com

Riverwalk Stone Crab & Seafood Festival»Saturday, January 17

RiverwalkStonecrabA seafood lovers celebration highlighting local seafood restaurants serving fresh stone crab claws and an array of seafood dishes starting at $5. Enjoy a day of great food, drinks, live music, games (including the crowd-favorite hermit crab races), prizes & more! Participating restaurants include: Grille 401, Kelly’s Landing-New England Seafood, Southport Raw Bar, & Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill. 11am–5pm Free. Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd St. Fort Lauderdale. 954-468-1541 x200

Beaux Arts Festival»Saturday & Sunday, January 17 & 18

Thousands of patrons visit the Festival to view & purchase art from over 220 juried exhibitors from around the US & abroad. Enjoy live eclectic music & entertainment, Miami Children’s Hospital’s Art Park (kids 4-12), food tents. Free admission. A Student Artist Showcase will feature art from students all over Miami-Dade Co. 10am–5pm. Free parking. Grounds surrounding the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Dr. Coral Gables. 305-668-8499. www.BeauxArtsMiami.org

Tamiami International Orchid Festival»Saturday & Sunday, January 17 & 18

FAIR-Orchid#1So Fla’s winter orchid extravaganza, featuring more than 50 national & international orchid growers. Beautiful displays, plant sales, art & supplies. Grand prize raffle valued at $1,500. Free classes & lectures. Free parking. Sat: 10am–7pm, Sun: 10am–6pm. $10/pp, Under12/free. Cash only. Fair Expo Center-Fuchs Pavilion, 10901 Coral Way, Miami. 305-223-7060. www.miamiorchidfestival.com

Flamingo Fest»Saturday & Sunday, January 17 & 18

A celebration of the great pink bird & all Florida kitsch! Features a juried fine art exhibit of Flamingo sculpture, art & photos by local artists in the Gallery, & a display of festively decorated pink flamingo yard ornaments in the botanical gardens. Art & craft vendors along with food, music, & entertainment. Wear your favorite flamingo or other Florida kitsch apparel & win prizes. Enter your own creative Flamingo or just come vote for your favorite! Visitor(12+)/$18, (4–11)/$10, member & child(3&under)/Free. 9:30am–4:30pm. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 So. Flamingo Rd. Davie. www.flamingogardens.org

Family Day at the Miami Jewish Film Festival»Sunday, January 18

Free, but must RSVP. 1pm: Prince of Egypt, the animated Dreamworks classic story of Moses, voiced by Val Kilmer, with Ralph Fiennes. Oscar-winning songs sung by Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey. Temple Beth Am, 5950 SW 88 St. Miami. RSVP: 1-888-585-FILM.  www.miamijewishfilmfestival.org

Dr. Martin Luther King Parade»Monday, January 19

Annual Martin Luther King Day parade travels along NW 54 St. in Liberty City & ends at MLK Park. Festivities include marching bands, food & vendors. 11am–6pm. Martin Luther King Park. 6101 NW 32 Ct Miami. 305-635-4454

Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show » Friday–Sunday, January 23– 25

“An Orchid Adventure”. Enjoy raffles, artwork, competitions, plant & supply vendors, exhibits & more! 10am–6pm. $10 w/coupon, $12/pp/Door. War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8 St. Fort Lauderdale. www.flos.org

Fairchild’s International Chocolate Festival »Friday–Sunday, January 23 – 25

FairchildChocolate2Indulge in chocolate delicacies during the season’s most delicious event! Enjoy fine chocolate samples from artisan chocolatiers. Take a stroll down Choco-Walk to learn about the life cycle of a cacao plant. Master chocolatiers & chefs demonstrate recipes with chocolate. Lectures on chocolate making, chocolate history, science & more. 9:30am–4:30pm. Adult/$25, Child(6–17)/$12, 5&under/free. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. Coral Gables. 305-667-1651. www.fairchildgarden.org

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