March Best Bets: Carnaval on the Mile, Miami Children’s Film Festival, and More!


The Kiwanis of Little Havana Club is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Carnaval Miami on March 2 and 3 by turning Miracle Mile into a family-friendly street festival. The Latin and Caribbean cultural event will feature the best of local art, live music, fine cuisine, and children’s entertainment. Entrance is free and open to the public. The event begins at 10 am on both days.

Miracle Mile


Journey to one of the most pivotal times in American history with “Caroline, or Change,” a compelling Tony-nominated play about a Black maid working for a white, Jewish family in 1963 Louisiana. The Actors’ Playhouse cast will blend blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner’s personal story. Running from March 27 to April 14 (Sun. at 3 pm, Wed. at 2 and 8 pm, and Thurs. to Sat. at 8 pm). Tickets $65-85. Don’t miss the opening night celebration featuring a pre-show cocktail reception on March 29 ($40).

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile


Enjoy a night of laughter at Michael Jr.’s “Funny How Marriage Works” Comedy Date-Night Experience coming to Coral Gables on March 9 at 7 pm. Whether you’re married, dating, or even just thinking about marriage to someone someday, this is an experience you won’t want to miss. Michael Jr. is a renowned comedian who has graced the stages of “The Tonight Show on NBC,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “Comedy Central.” Tickets $25-95.

Christ Journey Church
624 Anastasia Ave

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GableStage presents “The Lehman Trilogy,” a story that takes you back in time to Montgomery, Alabama in 1844, where a Bavarian immigrant dreams of a better life. Fast forward to 2008, when his descendants unleash an unprecedented financial disaster. The production shares the rise and fall of the Lehman brothers, which is both an intimate family saga and a tremendous exposé of insatiable capitalism. Performances March 15 through April 21 (Wed. & Sun. at 2 pm and from Thurs. to Sat. at 7:30 pm). Tickets start at $35.

1200 Anastasia Ave.

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Calling all future filmmakers! The Coral Gables Art Cinema is presenting its 10th annual Miami Children’s Film Festival from March 22 to 31, expected to be bigger and better than ever. Accepting film submissions for the first time this year, the festival involves a week-long film camp and an expanded schedule of critically acclaimed, family-friendly films to inspire the next generation of filmmakers. The week starts with an opening reception and free Family Fun Day, which includes face painting, balloon animals, and a dance party. “Pay what you can” tickets.

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Ave.


The Frost Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, will perform “Story Telling,” a collection of works including Rachmaninov’s “Symphonic Dances,” works by Strauss and Bruch, and a violin concerto to be announced. Featuring FSO concerto competition winners on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $10-20.

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Dr.

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Celebrate Easter Sunday on March 31 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden with a day of springtime festivities from 10 am to 5 pm. Families can enjoy music, egg hunts, picnic baskets, train rides, face painting, spin art, dance parties, story time, games with candy prizes, and more. The “Wings of the Tropics” butterfly exhibit, Children’s Garden, National Orchid Garden, and other exhibitions will also be open. Special flights and other signature cocktails will be available for adults. Entry is free for children under five; tickets $11.95-24.95.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd.

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The Frost Opera Theater and Symphony Orchestra present “Street Scene,” an American opera by Kurt Weill about murder, a sweltering summer heatwave, and gossip in an East Side Manhattan tenement. The musical theater performance embraces operatic, Broadway, and blues styles to convey the story of a family pushed to their breaking point. It will take the stage on March 2 for one night only at University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall at 7:30 pm. Tickets $10-25.

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Dr.


Realized from the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, JB Contemporary art gallery presents the Da Vinci Machines & Robotics Exhibition. Created by the Artisans of Florence and curated by the Nicolai Group from Italy, see the great master’s machines for flight, civil engineering, warfare, and hydraulics come to life, along with reproductions of his art and notebooks. Through March 24 (Tues. to Sun. from 10 am to 7 pm). Tickets $28 (general admission) and $22 (students, seniors, and military).

Da Vinci Machines & Robotics Exhibition
117 NE 1st Ave.

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