The 411

Words // Sandy Lindsey | January 31, 2024 | Lifestyle

Nautical Nirvana

Put on your sun hat and boat shoes, the Discover Boating Miami Int’l Boat Show sails into town Feb. 14-18, with over 1,000 exhibitors, boats and activations galore. Looking for something under 49 feet? Check out the Miami Beach Convention Center, a landlocked showcase of bowriders, PWC, mini-yachts, engines, gear, electronics, fashion and accessories. Across the causeway at Herald Plaza in Downtown Miami, thundering powerboats rumble alongside modest yachts in the 30-125-foot range. Those looking to head out on the water should visit the Venetian Marina, with 50 vessels ready for test drives and a bevy of brokerage boats, too. Meanwhile, Museum Park Marina plays host to in-water sailboats and catamarans. Got a mega wallet? SuperYacht Miami at Yacht Haven Grande boasts some of the largest and most impressive boats on the high seas. There’s easy transportation between all the venues;

Natural Storytelling

The Key Biscayne Film Festival celebrates the diverse world of audiovisual content, grounded in the commitment to honor island cultures and the world’s oceans. From mesmerizing captivating short films to awe-inspiring feature-length movies, the festival embraces the constantly evolving formats of the medium; Feb. 2-3;

Musical Pleasures

The Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists mix great music with great literature in Songfest:  From The Page To The Stage: Great Literary Works Reimagined On The Operatic Stage on Feb. 18 & 19. On Feb. 25, renowned Cuban-American sopranos Eglise Gutiérrez and Maria Aleida Rodriguez perform Cuba En Zarzuela y Canción, a concert celebrating the unique Cuban musical tradition;

Magnum Opus

Winter Mix at Miami City Ballet celebrates cherished pieces from the ballet canon along with new works created by some of today’s most promising choreographers. Highlighted by Balanchine’s Firebird, Shostakovich’s Concerto DSCH, and the World Premiere of Analgo; Feb. 3-18;