Fifteen Miami Events to Look Forward to in 2014
The Champagne has popped, the fireworks have exploded, and you've survived another Miami New Year's Eve without taking a stray bullet. (Hopefully.)
But so far, 2014 is the worst. You've been hungover for the past two days, all your friends are bragging about their stupid resolutions, and your boss comes back from vacation today to resume micromanaging your every move.
Chin up, folks. The new year has plenty going for it -- you just have to give it time. Here are 15 events to keep you going until that Champagne headache subsides.
Antony & Cleopatra
A joint effort of GableStage, New York's Public Theatre, and London's Royal Shakespeare Company, this is the biggest theatrical production to hit Miami in, well, maybe ever. Miami's own Tarell Alvin McCraney has created a stripped-down version of the Shakespeare classic, set in Haiti on the eve of the revolution. And it debuts here in Miami before anywhere else -- even New York.
January 10 to February 9 at the Colony Theater. Tickets cost $65. Visit gablestage.org.
The musical that swept the 2012 Tony Awards is finally headed to Miami as part of the Arsht Center's Broadway in America series. Expect anything but your typical "jazz hands and tap dancing" musical stereotype; this one tells the bittersweet story of two low-key musicians falling in and out of love.
Feb. 4-9 at the Arsht Center. Tickets cost $26-$96. Visit arshtcenter.org.
Model Beach Volleyball
And now for something completely different: hotties knocking balls around in the South Florida sun. It's the annual Model Beach Volleyball tournament, pitting ridiculously good-looking people against each other in pits of sand. And if you've seen our previous coverage, you know you want to be there to see it for yourself.
Feb. 8-9 at Lummus Park. Free to the public. Visit modelbeachvolleyball.com.