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Miami Beach Celebrates Centennial With 100-Hour Festival

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It's not every day that a saucy broad like Miami Beach makes it to centenarian status. To celebrate this momentous birthday, the city is planning a 100-hour festival of fun, featuring everything from weddings to citizenship naturalizations to astrophysical concerts.

Would you expect anything else from the world capital of all things fabulous?

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The festival runs March 22 through 26, and the lineup is as follows:

Sunday, March 22

8 a.m. Fitness event

2 p.m. Beach party

8 p.m. Fashion and car show

Monday, March 23

7 a.m. Fitness event

12 p.m. Wedding of 100 couples

8 p.m. "Let's Get Astrophysical" concert

So what's an astrophysical concert, exactly? "Fiorella [Terenzi], an astrophysicist, does a show using sounds from outer space," says Nannette Rodriguez, director of communications for Miami Beach. Terenzi is a professor of astrophysics at Florida International University.

As far as the weddings, those who want to participate in the ceremony can register by calling 305-673-7577 or emailing murielfoguer@miamibeachfl.gov.

Tuesday, March 24

7 a.m. Fitness event

12 p.m. Beach party

12 to 9 p.m. Tennis pro and celebrity exhibition

Wednesday, March 25

10 a.m. 100-person naturalization ceremony

5 p.m. Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest at North Shore Bandshell

Thursday, March 26

2 to 6 p.m. Small stage concert event

6 p.m. Main centennial concert event

More events are also likely to be added, Rodriguez says, so stay tuned.

According to the city, the events are free and open to the public. Miami Beach residents will have a special reserved section at the concert. There will also be a limited number of premium tickets for sale. Presale ticketing for Miami Beach residents and sponsors of all Miami Beach official centennial events will begin Tuesday, February 24. Ticketing for the general public will begin Thursday, February 26.

For more information, including schedules of the week's events and ticket pricing, visit miamibeach100.com.

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