January 16, 2015 | 8:00am
The weekend is finally here. All hail the weekend! There's a lot of great stuff going on in the Magic City this weekend, from chocolate festivals to micro-theater to concerts, fitness and film.
Enjoy your weekend, Miami. You've earned it.
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Benoit & Sergio at Trade: The Washington, D.C., duo brings their distinctive EDM to Miami.
Wodapalooza at Bayfront Park: Into gyms and fitness? Always up in the gym just workin' on your fitness? Then head to this annual fitness event.
Miami Jewish Film Festival at Aventura Arts and Culture Center: The festival continues for two weeks at eight venues across South Florida, from Miami Beach Cinematheque, Regal Cinemas South Beach, and Temple Beth Sholom to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. For the festival's 18th year includes 74 films from 20 countries, plus appearances by 50 acclaimed filmmakers and guests, including Nancy Spielberg, Bill Morrison, and Lacey Schwartz
South Florida One Minute Play Festival at the Deering Estate: The largest and longest-running short-form theater celebration in the nation, offers plays on local politics, from immigration and government to culture and entertainment.
Well Strung at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center: Four muscled men take to their strings and play classical selections and contemporary hits.
The Festival of Chocolate at The Dezer Auto Museum: Programming includes a cocoa couture fashion show Saturday and a cake-decorating competition Sunday. And of course you'll get to eat confections -- sample artisanal truffles, cakes, cupcakes, brownies, ice creams, and other delights from award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center: Enjoy this unique showcase of the centuries-old art of ballet paired with global music, modern choreography, and spiritual overtones.
Eco Adventures at Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center: The folks at Miami-Dade Parks' Eco Adventures offer an early-morning tour through the ecosystems of Crandon Park. Watch the sun rise from the cozy confines of a kayak.
Avenue J Music Festival at The Barnacle State Historic Park: Presented by Chabad of the Grove, the festival features Moshav, Distant Cousins, Purdue Avenue, and Lazer Lloyd
The Purple Palace at Pinecrest Gardens: Orchestra Miami's family friendly concert features music by Bruce Adolphe, story by Louise Gikow, and conducting by Elaine Rinaldi.
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