Timepieces, Yachts, and Dance Companies in Miami this February

Watches & Wonders in the Miami Design District, Miami Yacht Show, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are the talks of the town this February

Time is a Luxury

Especially at Watches & Wonders in the Miami Design District.

Miami Design District is bringing Watches & Wonders

Miami back to the neighborhood in partnership with Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH) this Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 15–17. The three-day festival of luxury brings together 28 of the world’s leading watch and jewelry maisons, among them F.P. Journe, Louis Vuitton, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels, who will all be returning for the second year. Joining them are 11 new maisons: De Bethune, Dior, Girard-Perregaux, H. Moser & Cie., HYT, OMEGA, Roger Dubuis, Speake-Marin, Tiffany & Co., Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. In addition to being among the first in the world to see the newest products from the top watch and jewelry maisons, guests will also be able to experience the Miami Concours February 16 and 17, an exclusive exhibition of rare vintage, sports and exotic cars from some of America’s most renowned collectors. This year’s program will include a new roster of interactive conferences and discussions, the popular watchmaking workshops, new art installations and special guided tours, as well as a dedicated women’s program with educational sessions, networking events and exclusive hospitality happenings, plus live concerts and DJ performances, and dynamic food and beverages from Miami’s hottest new chefs and mixologists.

“Watches & Wonders Miami unites the top luxury timepiece and jewelry brands for a spectacular weekend program and we’re thrilled to host it once again in the heart of the Design District,” says Dacra Development CEO and Miami Design District developer Craig Robins. “This event really creates and brings one-of-a-kind experiences to the neighborhood.” For more information and to register for event news and updates, visit watchesandwonders.com.


Get Onboard

The Miami Yacht Show returns with more exciting experiences for visitors than ever before.

One of the city’s biggest events returns this month: The 31st annual Miami Yacht Show is set to take place Presidents’ Day Weekend February 14-18 at its new downtown Miami location at One Herald Plaza after being held the past three decades in Miami Beach. This year’s show promises to be more spectacular than ever, with a 60-acre display that includes a massive 67,000-square-foot exhibition space and nearly 500 yachts from the world’s foremost yacht and super yacht manufacturers and brokers. “The Miami Yacht Show is thrilled to expand our show to the heart of downtown Miami and we look forward to sharing our newly enhanced experience with our exhibitors and attendees,” says Informa Global Exhibitions general manager and vice president Andrew Doole. “Our key focus continues to be the improvement of the customer experience, and with closer proximity to Super Yacht Miami at Island Gardens, this new location creates a more cohesive one.” New attractions featured for the first time in the on-land exhibit space will include pop-up luxury retailers, guest lounges and bars, exotic cars, private aircraft, and special events. The show also will reimagine its exclusive VIP offering to introduce the Windward VIP Experience, which offers a premium open bar, gourmet food, happy hours and exclusive events, serving as a sanctuary to enjoy the show in a unique indoor/outdoor environment. Tickets to the Windward VIP Experience are $200 per person per day and include valet parking and water taxi service throughout the show and to and from Super Yacht Miami and the Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key. The weekend also coincides with Art Wynwood, a contemporary and modern art fair produced by Art Miami and held adjacent to the Miami Yacht Show, and visitors will be able to cross each site easily, introducing more art lovers to the world of yachting. General admission tickets are $28 per day; children 12 and under get in free. Tickets for Thursday, February 14, considered Prime Time Preview, are $43 per person. The combo Miami Yacht Show and Miami International Boat Show Premier Day admission is $83; general admission combo tickets are $53 per day. For more information, visit miamiyachtshow.com.


Step Lively

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater keeps on moving.

Six decades after its founding, Ailey continues to move forward under the leadership of artistic director and Miami native Robert Battle, revealing once again why Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of the world’s most beloved dance companies. Ailey celebrates the human spirit with performances that unite and inspire all. There’s plenty to see this month, too: For the perfect Valentine’s Day date, take your beloved to the world premiere of Lazarus. Choreographed by acclaimed hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris and with music by Darrin Ross, Nina Simon, Terence Trent D’Arby, Michael Kiwanuka and Odetta, the Company’s first two-act work is inspired by the life and legacy of Ailey. In this powerful work, Harris connects past and present by addressing the racial inequities America faced when Ailey founded this company in 1958 and still faces today. Harris’ previous contributions to the Ailey repertory include Exodus (2015), Home (2011), and Love Stories (2004), Judith Jamison’s dynamic collaboration with Rennie Harris and Robert Battle. Thursday, February 14, at 8 pm at the Ziff Ballet Opera House. Tickets start at $29; visit arshtcenter.org.



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