SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL
City Theatre will hold its Summer Shorts festival to showcase more than 24 original short plays and the premiere of "Short D'oeuvres," plays lasting only a few minutes. The festival will include dining packages, family activities and a free marketing seminar to be followed by a political forum for discussion with the Miami-Dade County mayoral candidates. Through June 27 at Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, University of Miami, 1312 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. $27-$85. Details: (305) 365-5400 or www.citytheatre.com. THEATRE FESTIVAL
Teatro Avante and American Airlines hold the 19th annual International Hispanic Theatre Festival, a two-week event to showcase theatrical productions taken from the Spanish and Latin American stages. The festival brings the productions to Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Homestead and Fort Lauderdale and features post-performance forums after each opening show. Through Sunday. $25. Details: (305) 445-8877 or www.teatroavante.com.