3 Must-Attend February Events

The 32nd Annual Miami Yacht Show, Roar & Explore Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science, and shows at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Float your Boat

At the 32nd Annual Miami Yacht Show on Presidents Day weekend.

The 32nd annual Miami Yacht Show returns to its new location at One Herald Plaza from February 13-17. The in-water display of new and pre-owned vessels will showcase over 400 of the most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts from the world’s foremost custom boat builders across three marina sites, this year displaying nearly 60 boats more than 100 feet in length along with a spectacular array of new superyachts. New this year to the 60-acre display—which includes a massive 67,000-square-foot, climate-controlled on-land pavilion space accommodating 200-plus yachting and luxury lifestyle exhibitors—are two in-water floating cocktail lounges. Anchored within the show’s Sea Isle Marina just north of the Venetian Causeway, and also in-water between the Venetian and Macarthur Causeways, oasis-seeking luxury enthusiasts will be able to enjoy premium cocktails and music within these two floating areas. The show will also house the largest, showstopping mega yachts and “giga” yachts at Superyacht Miami at Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island. The Windward VIP Lounge also returns with benefits such as unique experiences and admission to the esteemed Superyacht Miami, access to a premium open bar, gourmet food, and happy hours and events. Guests can expect pop-up food and beverage stations throughout the show featuring top Miami restaurants, yacht toys, and exotic and collectible autos, and water taxis connecting Miami Yacht Show and Superyacht Miami to the Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key. A general admission ticket is $30 per person and is valid for any show day February 14-17. A two-day general admission ticket is available for $55 per person and is valid for any two show days February 14-17. Prime Time Preview tickets grant guests early access to the show February 13 and are available for $45. Combo Miami Yacht Show and Miami International Boat Show Premier Day admission is $90, while general admission combo tickets are available for $60 per day. Superyacht Miami Preview Day admission is $125 on February 13 and $100 for any show day February 14-17. Tickets for children 12 and under are free. Windward VIP Experience is $200 per person per day. The five-day event draws a global audience of 32,000 visitors and generates an estimated $486 million in economic output. For more information on ticket pricing, show hours, transportation options, activities and more, visit miamiyachtshow.com.


Kids Stuff

Let the kids channel their inner paleontologist during Roar & Explore Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science.

Stomp Back to the Prehistoric Ages during Roar & Explore Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science. On February 15 and 16, channel your inner paleontologist and enjoy a 30-minute blast from the past and piece together a full dinosaur skeleton with state-of-the-art augmented reality technology from Magic Leap. Construct model fossils through the Fun with Fossils program and learn about present-day relatives of the dinosaurs at the “Scales and Slime” reptile show. Expedition: Dinosaur presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, includes engaging and educational interactive experiences that explain dinosaur movement, digestion and evolution and showcase the life and methods of dinosaur fossil hunters from the 1800s to today. The event is free with museum admission. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954.713.0913 or visit mods.org.


On With the Shows

Stars, standup and sonG are all on the schedule this season at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center’s season continues with feature concerts, international film, ballet, classical music, comedy, lectures and more this February. From The Diary of Anne Frank (February 6-7) to William Shakespeare’s As You Like It (February 7) to musical performances such as An Evening With The Edwards Twins: Cher, Frankie Valli, Streisand & More (February 8) to the Stand Up Comedy Series standouts such as Lynn Koplitz on her “Hormonal Beast Tour” (February 15) and Andrew Dice Clay (February 28-29), there’s still plenty for everyone in the way of entertainment as winter winds down. For a full schedule of all the offerings, visit aventuracenter.org.



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