553 NE First Ave.
Florida City, FL 33034
Phone: (305) 248-9300
Fax: (305) 245-2753
Built as a silent movie house in 1921, this historic theater is now a multi discipline performing arts education center that includes a state-of-the-art mainstage auditorium and a studio theatre showcasing dramas, music, dance, films, and the visual arts.
ArtSouth, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to many different art genres such as theater, music, dance, paintings and more, hosts a free event on every second Saturday throughout the year. Second Saturdays includes a tour of the gallery, live music and workshops. Occupying 3.5 acres (1.41 hectares) of space, ArtSouth features more than 80 studios, an art school and galleries. Apart from exhibitions, workshops are also held here. The gallery's convenient location allows people to continue their day by visiting the nearby antique shops and viewing the car shows on Krome Avenue.
Whether you're an auto racing enthusiast or simply love the sight of mean machines speeding away, the Homestead Miami Speedway is sure to get your heart racing. The oval speedway spans 1.5 miles (2.41 kilometers) of track, the speedway boasts of modern facilities, with premium seating options for die-hard enthusiasts. Work on this race course began after the 1993 Hurricane Andrew. Since opening in 1995, with the Busch Series, this speedway has been a regular host to numerous prestigious competitions from NASCAR to Indycar series. Check website for upcoming races and more.
The small town of Cutler Bay gets its fill of art and culture from the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, the striking exterior of which is enough to hold your attention. This artistically designed building, which gives the appearance of movement at every turn, plays host to some wonderful performances throughout the year. There are concerts by artists from all over the world, right from India's Zakir Hussain to Pedro Alfonso from Cuba, and some enthralling dance performances as well. The center has flexible spaces like the Main Stage and Black Box Theater for a wide variety of events. There are many more spaces that can be rented for rehearsals, classes and more.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is an excellent performing arts facility, which plays host to a vast array of performances throughout the year. One of the venues that help these performances turn out so well is the Main Stage, a 966-capacity auditorium. This first-rate performing arts venue comes complete with an orchestra pit and fly tower, in addition to a lobby, box office, dressing rooms and more.
For a break from typical Miami nightlife, head over to the Comedy Inn. Located within the Quality Inn South at The Falls, this space comes alive with hilarious acts on Fridays. Grab a table and a drink and enjoy the comedy stylings of The Comedy Inn's resident comedians as well as some special acts. The Comedy Inn also sometimes hosts special theme nights like Ladies Night and private events. The venue accommodates only 50 guests, so be sure to book your seat well in advance.
A wonderful place for artistically-inclined children, Rising Stars Studio offers a host of activities and classes that help children inculcate essential skills in a thoroughly engaging manner. A place where creativity and using one's imagination is encouraged, Rising Stars helps children between the ages of five and seventeen develop an appreciation for culture. All classes held at Rising Stars Studio culminate in a showcase. The studio also makes a good venue for birthday parties.
A place the little ones just don't want to leave, Dandy Bear makes for a great outing with the family. Laser tag and the tunnels are the main attractions at this indoor playground, but there are lots of other games kids can spend hours playing. Dandy Bear is as well known for its food as it is for the games, and rightly so; the chicken wings, pizzas and Dandy rolls are scrumptious. Dandy Bear also features a number of private party rooms that are available for hire.
Salsa Lovers is a unique dance studio that doubles up as an amazing event space and a store for salsa music. Private and group lessons take place here, the timings of which vary according to the convenience of both the dance instructor and the learner. Salsa Lovers also provides professional dance troupes and band performers for specific events and programs. Themed parties like the Annual Halloween Extravaganza, a costumed event with freebies like a bottle for the best costume and more draws in the crowd at this studio. For more information about further events or rental details, please call or check the website.
The grandiose mega shopping center of Sunset Place just would not be complete without an equally luxurious cinema facility. AMC Sunset Place 24 features deluxe stadium seating with movable armrests, and thus makes the big screen experience all the more enjoyable. Do not worry about not finding a specific movie. This theater has 24 screens and is sure to feature your favorite new film release.
Who says bowling can't be trendy and stylish? That's the question Splitsville set out to answer, and indeed they have. This bowling lounge combines modern decor with the classic game, a full bar and a menu full of favorites from pizza to burgers to sushi. Splitsville is an especially great place for a different kind of special event, whether it be a birthday party or just a night out with the pals.
Rated as one of the top 20 fairs in North America, Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition offers a great time for all ages. More than 80 acres of fairgrounds, rides, food vendors, games and many exhibits are enjoyed by all ages. With more than 100 amusement rides to choose from, plus a variety of food vendors, shopping spots and live entertainment, a visit to this fair is likely to turn into a whole day affair. See website for admission info.