March has lots of unique festivals for you to flock to this month. Travel back in time at the Renaissance Fest, catch a good movie at the Miami Film Fest, and drink some brews at a craft beer festival that showcases female brewsters! Cheers!
HEAR YE HEAR YE
Feb 9-March 24
The Florida Renaissance Festival is back for its 27th edition at Quiet Waters Park. Transport back to the 16th century as you dress up in renaissance wear, watch over 100 performers, purchase gifts and goodies from over 100 artisans, and eat and drynk to your heart’s content! Special themed weekends will go on all throughout the festival so make sure to catch your favorites like March 23rd and 24th’s “Harry Potter’s A Magical Finale!”
LIGHTS, CAMERAS, ACTION!
Film lovers will be captivated and overjoyed at the 36th Annual Miami Film Festival. Over a span of ten days, enjoy films, master classes, happy hours, parties and more! Films will be displayed at different venues throughout Miami including favorites O Cinema Miami Beach and Nite Owl Theater. Make sure to scan the schedule to buy tickets to your favorite films before they sell out! It’s going to be a movie so make sure you get out there and join in on the fun!
March 9-April 6
March 9th is Barbie’s® 60th birthday and in her honor, Art Gallery 21 in Fort Lauderdale is premiering the art exhibit The Art of Barbie: Homage to a Global Icon. On opening night, party with Barbie for her birthday party as the gallery provides refreshments, prizes, and party favors! The exhibit explores the famous doll and her legacy, as well as how she started a cultural value of “play.” Take pictures with the interactive installations, including a photo station where you can take a selfie with Barbie herself!
MR. 305’S SPOT
The largest Hispanic festival in the nation, Calle Ocho, will return to the 305 this month for a block party like no other! 20 blocks of Little Havana will have everything you need for a day full of partying and fun with musical stages, international food, sampling sites, folkloric dances and entertainment, and some of the biggest Hispanic performers in the game. There will even be a croqueta eating contest! Come on, you know you can’t resist ‘em, so why not join ‘em?
CRUISING FOR A BREWSING
FemAle Brew Fest® aims to show that women can brew it too! At this craft beer festival, female beer experts and brewsters in the industry are highlighted. You’ll have opportunities to taste their brews as well as sit down during one of their seminars for a lesson on how the process really works. Female DJ La Trice Perry will provide the tunes as well as a lineup of other solo acts and bands. This year, they are also partnering with Abandoned Pet Rescue, Inc., to help them in their mission to rescue and shelter abused and abandoned pets. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to this non-profit organization.
FRIDA AT THE OPERA
March 28 & 30
Legendary Mexican painter and icon Frida Kahlo will have her amazing story told on stage in Florida Grand Opera: Frida. Playing at the Parker Playhouse for two nights only, Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s vibrant score follows Frida’s tale perfectly, depicting her dramatic relationship with painter Diego Rivera, and her self-aware portraits. The program will be sung in both English and Spanish, with a pre-show lecture and a talk-back session after the show.
By Aaliyah Pasols