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Miami Weekend Guide: January 24 – 27, 2013

January is almost over! Don’t miss out on all the great events happening in Miami – check out Miss A’s top picks for this weekend.

Stone crabs at Devon Seafood + Steak  (Photo courtesy of Devon Seafood + Steak)

Stone crabs at Devon Seafood + Steak
(Photo Credit: Devon Seafood + Steak)

Thursday, January 24

Devon Seafood + Steak

Kendall wasn’t known for it’s fine dining choices, that was, until Devon Seafood + Steak made its debut earlier this month at the Palms at Town and Country Mall. This Chicago-based restaurant offers fresh premium seafood, prime steaks sourced from local purveyors and an impressive wine selection – all at reasonable prices. Make sure to stop by Thursday nights for 1/2 pound stone crab claws at cost during happy hour (4 – 7 p.m.) in addition to half-price wine and cocktail offerings.

HOURS: Open daily Monday – Friday, 5  to 11 p.m.,  Sundays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Devon Seafood + Steak
11715 Sherri Lane
Miami, FL 33183
Ph. 305- 275-0226


Guests learning about chocolate during last year's festival.(Photo courtesy of Fairchild Tropical Bontanic Gardens)

Guests learning about chocolate during last year’s festival.
(Photo Credit: Fairchild Tropical Bontanic Gardens)

Friday, January 25 

7th Annual International Chocolate Festival 

Friday kicks off the 7th Annual International Chocolate Festival  at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. Throughout the weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy cooking demonstrations, lectures, plant sales and – of course – chocolate sampling. Once guests are done visiting the sites they can relax at the Chocolate Spa with mini massages and manicures or attend a yoga class.

WHEN: Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Ph. 305- 667-1651

The Magic Flute(Photo courtesy of the Florida Grand Opera)

The Magic Flute
(Photo Credit: The Florida Grand Opera)

Saturday, January 26

The Magic Flute

Florida Grand Opera kicks off its season with one of the most beloved operas in the world – The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte). Mozart’s last operatic masterpiece is a representation of the struggle between good and evil. The story revolves around a teenage boy who reads the book The Magic Flute  at bedtime and, as he dreams, he is transported into the story. Two different worlds – the boy’s reality and a fantasy land – meld as the prince is asked by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter. As his quest nears its end, the boy comes to know who the real villain is in this story.


WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. Additional performances throughout the month of February.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Ph. 305-949-6722

TICKETS: Please purchase your tickets here.

(Photo courtesy of Miami.com)

(Photo Credit: Miami.com)

Sunday, January 27

El Mini Market

Following its popularity during Art Week 2012, SuperMarket Creative’s El Mini Market is back starting this Sunday at Wood Tavern. Visitors can enjoy the pop-up market featuring 12 vendors showcasing vintage finds, hand-made jewelry and artist mini works by local artists on the deck of Wood Tavern. In conjunction with Wood Tavern’s Sunday party ‘Backyard Boogie,’ guests can enjoy $5 lemonades, sweet tea vodkas and sangria coupled with $2 tacos and $4 BBQ.

WHEN: Last Sunday of every month beginning Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 2 p.m. until sundown

Wood Tavern
2531 NW 2nd Ave
Miami FL 33127
Ph. 305-748-2828

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