Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on December 17, 2009
Celebrating the South Florida premier of the World Chamber Concert Festival, Russian pianists Natasha Marin and Maria Demina play a "double sharp" concert by candlelight. Champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres will be served. 6-9 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $80. Details: (786) 276-4176.
Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra perform composer George Frideric Handel’s 1742 famed creation "Messiah." An annual tradition, the choir and orchestra will perform a 75-minute highlight version of Handel’s masterpiece. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30-$75. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Explore Biscayne Bay via water on the Pelican Island Skipper with a staff member from Deering Estate on hand to educate passengers about birds and sea mammals native to the area and its history from Native Americans to the early pioneers. 2-4 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Palmetto Bay. $35. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
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.
NIGHT BY THE BAY
Take a nighttime hike through the Deering Estate and see what wakes after the sun goes down. 7-9 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $5-$10. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
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.