Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on November 26, 2009
Bring coolers and blankets for relaxing, all-day acoustic-music at the Lumpy Sue Acoustic Music Festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 West Dixie Hwy., North Miami. $5 per car. Details: (305) 949-1741 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp.
Take advantage of the cooling weather at a nighttime outdoor concert. Local brass band "Miami’s Top Brass" will perform holiday tunes. 7-9 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. $7. Details: (305) 442-6866 or www.coconutgrovechamber.com.
The Florida Grand Opera’s 69th season opens with a two-in-one performance. In "Pagliacci," a successful clown plots gruesome revenge to soothe his secret inner pain: his cheating spouse has taken a young lover. And in "Suor Angelica," a dazzling young aristocrat is banished to life as a nun for her teenage pregnancy, only to realize too late she has committed a mortal sin. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $10-$225. Details: 305-854-7890 or www.fgo.org.
More than 1,500 school children from across Miami will raise their voices in the 2009 Junior Orange Bowl Caroling Competition. The six nights of free concerts will be held on the steps of a Coral Gables office building. 7-10 p.m. 550 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables. Ends Dec. 6. Details: www.juniororangebowl.com.
Florida International University’s concert choir and university chorale perform seasonal favorites at the Annual FIU Holiday Choral Concert, including an audience sing-along. 7:30 p.m. Florida International University, 10910 SW 17 St., Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, Sweetwater. $10-$25. Details: (305) 348-0496 or http://carta.fiu.edu.
Happen upon tropical fish, sea stars and spotted eagle rays by kayak on a guided tour of the shallow waters of Bear Cut Preserve. First-time kayakers and snorkelers welcome. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Daily event. Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $70. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures/kayak’snorkel’sea.asp.
WALKING THE ESTATE
Hike 1½ miles through tropical hardwood forests and across one of the last remaining Tequesta Indian burial mounds. 12:30 p.m. daily. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with park admission. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Join award-winning naturalists and photographers Roger Hammer and Paul Marcellini on a stroll through Everglades National Park to photograph wildflowers, butterflies and the Everglades sunset over Pine Glades Lake. Transportation will be provided. 2-6 p.m. Everglades National Park Ernest Coe Visitor Center parking lot, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead. Details: (305) 242-7688 or http://www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures/nature’castellow.asp.
The Bayfront Park Management Trust hosts free weekly yoga classes downtown. 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays. Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-7550 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.
Locally grown and organic produce, orchids, local honey and fresh prepared foods will be sold at the newly opened Mayfair Green Market in Coconut Grove. 2-6 p.m. Mayfair in the Grove, 2911 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 775-2166 or www.coconutgrovechamber.com.