Welcome to your weekly Miami Beach Arts & Culture guide. View below digital event highlights for the week and be sure to check out our website for all things Arts & Culture!
Miami New Drama has garnered critical acclaim with their ambitious production of 7 Deadly Sins, an innovative, outdoor theatrical event presented from November through January in seven storefronts along Miami Beach’s historic Lincoln Road.

A diverse group of nationally recognized, award-winning playwrights Hilary Bettis, Nilo Cruz, Moisés Kaufman, Rogelio Martinez, Dael Orlandersmith, Carmen Pelaez and Aurin Squire premiere seven newly commissioned short plays, each focused on one deadly sin: Lust, Greed, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Gluttony and Pride. In rotation over 90 minutes, small groups of theatergoers maintain social distance, listening through headphones while actors perform the short plays safely behind the windows of the transformed Lincoln Road storefronts.

7 Deadly Sins, created with the support of the Lincoln Rd Business Improvement District (LRBID) and Mayor of Miami Beach Dan Gelber, finds an innovative approach to bring audiences and live performances back to one of the world’s most famous commercial and pedestrian thoroughfares.

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Jingle & Mingle
with Holiday Jazz

December 17
7 PM

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
MBSH Rock Ensemble:
Rockin' Since 1972!

December 18
8 PM

The Rhythm Foundation
Small Talk with Mark Handforth

December 16
6 PM

The Bass
Emergency from the Storm
by Leandra Arvazzetti

Exhibit Now Open

Miami Beach Urban Studios-FIU
Black Voices 

Now Live

South Beach Chamber Ensemble
Teacher Talks with Michael Klotz

December 16
7:30 PM

Miami Beach Urban Studios-FIU
Bring a blanket, pack a picnic basket and arrive early to get a front row lawn seat as you enjoy cinema on the beautifully manicured grounds of SoundScape Park. Entering its eleventh season, the Cinema Series at SoundScape Park features free weekly movies curated by the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Culture. The films are projected onto the 7,000 square foot projection wall of the New World Center through a striking use of visual and audio technology. 

Nancy (Gabrielle Union), a divorced mother of three, feels especially lonely during the holidays. Sensing her sadness, Nancy's youngest daughter, Emily (Khail Bryant), has a plan to make her mom happy again. She asks Benjamin (Morris Chestnut), a department-store Santa Claus, to pay Nancy a compliment. Benjamin, who is also a struggling songwriter, knows exactly the right words to say.

NWS celebrates the 2020 holiday season with a special online experience of its annual Sounds of the Season concert! It’s 100% cheer as the NWS Fellows perform seasonal favorites while decked out in their finest and funniest holiday costumes. 

This year, Sounds of the Season will be presented virtually on MBTV:
  • Thursday, December 24 at 6 PM
  • Friday, December 25 at 6 PM
  • Sunday, December 27 at 6 PM
  • Wednesday, December 30 at 1 PM

Earth Speakr is an interactive, augmented reality, artwork by artist Olafur Eliasson that amplifies kids’ views on the future well-being of the planet. The artwork invites adults and today’s decision-makers, change-makers, and global leaders to listen up to what kids have to say.

Everyone can download the Earth Speakr app and animate their environment using playful interactive technology. Kids and young people below the voting age can choose to take part by giving their voice and speak up for their local surroundings and for the planet.

Earth Speakr is created by Olafur Eliasson with his studio, kids, creative partners, and a group of researchers and experts, and is funded by the Federal Foreign Office on the occasion of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020 and realized in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

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