City of Miami Beach Unveils Temporary Public Art Projects
Miami Beach OnStage! presents live performances and site-specific temporary art installations in Miami's beautiful parks and other locations throughout the city. These culturally diverse performances will include music, movies, dance, theater and temporary art installations.
THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST
FriendsWithYou: Little Cloud Sky
(Corner of Española Way and Washington Avenue)
The duo behind FriendsWithYou, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, have unveiled Little Cloud Sky, a suspended installation which employs the familiar FriendsWithYou "Happy Cloud" that creates a cheerful overcast above Española Way. The whimsical characters are intended to transport the viewer to a joyful place amidst the busy storefronts and walkways. As the viewer catches glimpses of each Happy Cloud that passes overhead, the clouds will travel with the viewer everywhere they go.
Carlos Betancourt: Milagros!
(Corner of Española Way and Drexel Avenue)
A collaboration between Betancourt and architect Alberto Latorre, Milagros! is an ephemeral installation inspired by an old folk custom traceable to the ancient Iberians who inhabited the coastal regions of Spain. The work is composed of hundreds of charms hanging on wire garlands above the street, presented as symbols of devotion, hope, and healing.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18
Lummus Park (13 Street & Ocean Drive)
8 PM ▪ FREE
Miami Jewish Film Festival Movies Under the Stars – Holiday Edition: Home Alone - In partnership with the Miami Jewish Film Festival, enjoy the beloved family-friendly classic movie "Home Alone", under Miami Beach's dazzling stars.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31
Collins Park (Collins Avenue between 21 and 22 Streets)
7 PM – 12 AM
Orchestra Miami New Year’s Eve “Ode-to-Joy” Beachfront Concert - Orchestra Miami presents the ultimate New Year’s Eve Celebration - an unforgettable, family-friendly, free beachfront concert of Beethoven’s Symphony N. 9, performed by Orchestra Miami. Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi leads an all-star line-up of soloists, including Elaine Alvarez, soprano, Marianne Cornetti, mezzo-soprano, Russell Thomas, tenor & Kevin Short, bass. Bring the whole family to this free, outdoor event. Festivities begin at 7 PM and the fun continues to midnight ending with a spectacular fireworks display! The event takes place on the beach, east of Collins Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets - bring a blanket or a beach chair. The concert is free and open to all, with donations gratefully accepted.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 1ST
Lummus Park (12 Street & Ocean Drive)
2 PM – 4 PM ▪ FREE
Miami Beach Classical Music Festival New Year’s Day Concert - Celebrate the New Year in a dazzling outdoor concert with incredible talent from the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Orchestra featuring famed soprano Eglise Guttiérez and MMF Alumni and Pre-College Divisions led by Maestro Michael Rossi. Enjoy the marvels of a full orchestra as they perform traditional New Year’s concert music, including your favorite Viennese waltzes, combined with Latin Zarzuela and Broadway favorites. Don’t forget your blankets and folding chairs to comfortably enjoy this family-friendly concert.