May has arrived, and spring is in full swing, although in Miami it’s starting to feel a lot more like summer. With the warm weather here, there’s a lot going on in Miami all month long, with so many shows, events, and concerts that there’s bound to be something for everyone. Here are five things happening in Miami in May that you can’t afford to miss.
Brew at the Zoo, May 7
Zoo lovers and beer lovers, unite! This event is perfect for anyone who has an interest in animals or for anyone who enjoys test tasting beer. A general admission ticket to Brew at the Zoo gives you unlimited beer samples, with more than 100 craft beers available. You’ll also have access to some of Miami’s top food vendors, who will also be present. There will also be live music, including a performance from hip-hop band Arrested Development. Finally, for those animal lovers, ticket holders will get a free admission to Zoo Miami any day the following week or the option to take $30 off a zoo membership. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door, a price that’s well worth it.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, May 10 – 22
This wonderful musical tells the story of singer-songwriter Carole King, whom you have to thank for writing 118 Billboard Top 100 songs between 1955 and 1999. The show is upbeat, flashy, and includes many of the songs King wrote herself, as well as several other contemporary songs you may recognize. Between May 10 and 22 there will be 16 shows at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. That’s plenty of opportunities to see it, so there’s no excuse for missing it.
Redland International Orchid Show, May 13 – 15
This is the largest orchid show in the country, so if you’re an orchid enthusiast or simply love seeing beautiful flowers, you have to check it out. For everyone else, it’s just a gorgeous setting to spend a day, taking place at Fruit & Spice Park down the road in Homestead. The park itself is a sight to see any day of the week, but on this particular weekend it will be filled with exotic flowers, expert speakers, and a raffle. If that’s not enough to get you out there, the Redland International Orchid Show will also have an international food court filled delicacies from all over the world. Oh, and tickets are only $10.
Miami Symphony Orchestra: Grand Season Finale, May 15
This will be the final show of the season for the Miami Symphony Orchestra, a musical ensemble you have to check out at least once. The show, led by conductor Eduardo Marturet, will feature a performance by famous pianist Lola Astanova, and is sure to include plenty of other memorable moments. The show is one night only; so don’t miss it! It’s at The Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.
HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, May 20 – 25
Surely everyone is familiar with Hair, and if you’ve ever had the desire to experience or re-live the days of the 1960s, this is the perfect way to do it. The songs will be both infectious and familiar and are guaranteed to take you back to another time, even if it’s just for a couple hours. There will be several performances to attend between May 20 and 25 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, just a short drive from Miami. Tickets are $45, and the show will be well worth the trip.