Culture is alive and well up and down Florida’s east coast this season. Every week brings new and exciting programming from in-person to virtual events across all genres. Here’s just a sampling to keep you occupied—from tap-dancing teens to a soulful celebration to multimillion-dollar artworks for sale—all right here in our backyard.
One of the perks of living locally is being able to attend National YoungArts Week at the New World Center in Miami Beach. Due to covid, this year’s performances through January 30 will be streamed for all to enjoy at home. Each night features one to two disciplines such as jazz, theater, film and dance. Complimentary attendance requires an RSVP. youngarts.org
Sotheby’s is bringing in the big guns for its Palm Beach pop up. On view through January 31, “Picasso to Rothko: European and American Masters in Dialogue” is like rolling through a timeline of blue-chip art from the 20th century. Works by Alexander Calder, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joan Miró and others are also presented in this fruitful partnership with Nahmad Contemporary gallery. sothebys.com/en/buy-sell/private-sale/palm-beach
One of Miami’s most beloved benefits, PAMM’s annual Art + Soul will pivot to a virtual event on February 6. But that doesn’t mean director Franklin Sirmans and friends are skimping on the party. Attendees will dine on a spread crafted by celebrity chef (and event honoree) Marcus Samuelsson, hear conversations about new acquisitions and boogie to set by DJ Pam Jones. pamm.org
Dancing in the Streets
As Miami City Ballet waits to return to traditional performance venues, the company is literally taking its show on the road. Its outdoor performance series “To Miami, With Love” roves all over town from January 30 to February 21. Unique choreography and dance genres in addition to classical ballet connect each piece to its neighborhood such as Little Havana and Wynwood. miamicityballet.org
Music to the ears of starved opera fans, Florida Grand Opera’s winter season is actually happening in person. Masks and social distancing are a must to attend a trio of performances starting with acclaimed composer Jake Heggie’s “Three Decembers.” Daron Hagen’s “New York Stories” and a double bill of Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti” and Thomas Pasatieri’s “Signor Deluso” are also scheduled. fgo.org
As most of us put travel on hold, escape to New York’s bucolic Hudson River Valley through art. “Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes,” a traveling group show organized by the New York Historical Society, arrived at the Vero Beach Museum of Art through May 2. Travel back in time, too, through the exhibit’s 40 works by 25 19th-century painters. vbmuseum.org