Things To Do

Miami Events - June 2013

One of the house specialties at Island Restaurant is Escovich Fish. Photo by Chris Cutro.
One of the house specialties at Island Restaurant is Escovich Fish. Photo by Chris Cutro.

Miami Events – June 2013

Exxxotica Expo

May 31-June 2

Where: Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Arguably the largest adult-themed consumer show in America, the Exxxotica Expo rolls into Miami yearly for a celebration of all things sexy. The expo also puts on star panel discussions by renowned members of the adult entertainment community, blush-inducing burlesque numbers and sex-ified game-show parodies

Summer Shorts Festival

June 7-30

Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Summer Shorts is a fun program of mini-plays with an incredible line-up of scripts penned by the country’s best writers including City Theatre National Short Play Competition winners.


Coral Gables Restaurant Week

June 10-30

Where: Various participating restaurants throughout Coral Gables. For complete list visit

Revisit old favorites and discover new ones during Coral Gables Restaurant Week – this year extended to three weeks – with participating restaurants offering a three-course lunch and/or dinner menu with at least a 20% savings off the regular menu prices. Over 30 restaurants are participating in this year’s event.

Out in the Tropics Performing Arts Festival

June 13-16

Various locations throughout Miami and Miami Beach. Information at

Out in the Tropics is a a performing arts series that brings a full rand of award-winning contemporary GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) artists and arts events to South Florida.

Redland Summer Fruit Festival

June 15-16

Where: Redlands Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; information at

Enjoy the fruits of summer at Fruit & Spice Park’s showcase of local agriculture and tropical fruits. Vendor booths will feature local wines, yummy foods, and rare fruit samplings.


Taste of the Caribbean

June 26-30

Where: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; information at

Savor the best in Caribbean cuisine and attend workshops with leading chefs who will provide insider secrets at Taste of the Caribbean, a competition-style event that showcases the region’s best chefs, mixologists, pastry chefs, food and beverage suppliers and provides education and inspiration through seminars, workshops, tastings and demonstrations.


American Black Film Festival

June 19-23

Where: Various theaters throughout Miami. For more information visit

Showing the latest and best Black films (shorts, features, documentary and unreleased) from around the world, plus panels, symposiums and other special events.

8cho – Tango Takes Flight!

June 20-30

Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Dozens of aerialists, dancers and musicians will dangle from the rafters of the Ziff Ballet Opera House in this gravity-defying tango-infused show.

Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival

June 22

Where: Northwest Third Avenue between 9th and 11th streets. Information at

The 3rd Annual Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival is a musical celebration with artists like jazz chanteuse Nicole Henry, saxophone player Earnest Walker Jr., and many more along with the vivacious sounds of local church choirs. Enjoy the family fun activities as well as the southern cooking and Carribean flavors.

Burgers, Beer & BBQ Bash

June 29

Where: Historic Miami Circle, 401 Brickell Ave., Miami;

Sample creations by more than 20 local restaurants as they go head to head in this burger and barbecue competition. Participants can vote on their favorite dishes and pair their burger or barbecue with beer.