"Beyond the Game: Sports and the Evolution of South Florida"

"Beyond the Game: Sports and the Evolution of South Florida"

Courtesy HistoryMiami

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2017-01-15 04:00:00
Daily until January 15
$10

Location Info:

HistoryMiami
101 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL  33130
305-375-1492
Miami may look like a lovely young lass with glistening shores and stark white edifices, but the Magic City is a strong 120 years old. Luckily for us, HistoryMiami (101 W. Flagler St., Miami) takes the time to track the development of this gracefully aging tropical town, and it does so in incredibly interesting ways. Its upcoming exhibition, “Beyond the Game: Sports and the Evolution of South Florida,” explores the 305’s past through the lens of athletics. Curated by filmmaker and former New Times writer Gaspar Gonzales, it tells the tale of the city through film and interviews. It examines locations such as Miami Beach’s Fifth Street Gym, Miami Marine Stadium, and Hialeah Park and takes a look at memorabilia and stories of athletes like Muhammed Ali — who spent time here during the Jim Crow era — and teams such as Dan Marino's Miami Dolphins. The exhibit also covers the unique sports of jai-alai and powerboat racing. The University of Miami Hurricanes' mascot, Sebastian the Ibis, will likely be caught dancing to DJ LeSpam during the opening event this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. And keeping with the theme, a Florida Panthers-provided hockey rink will offer attendees the chance to personally get in on the action. "Beyond the Game: Sports and the Evolution of South Florida" opens this Saturday and runs through January 15, 2017. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Opening night is free; regular tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children, except those under 6, who get in free. Call 305-375-1492, or visit historymiami.org.

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