Come December 26th, it’s hard not to sink into a post-Christmas season depression. All that work, all that preparation, all that MONEY ... and Christmas came and went in the blink of St. Nick’s eye. Luckily, you can bust the blues by heading out to the Miccosukee Indian Arts & Crafts Festival in the Everglades. This annual celebration showcases the best Native American dancers, art, cuisine, history and more. Enjoy everything from hundred-year-old ritual dancing from Joe Tohonnie and the White Mountain Apache Dancers’ to Jasmine Bell’s hoop dances. There will also be live painting by Navajo Nation member Thomas Greyeyes, who uses his art to and shoot down stereotypes; and artist Bunky Echo-Hawk, who takes audience input as part of his live demos. There’s also food, a Native American fashion show, historical exhibits and plenty of other enriching entertainment on deck. The festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all weekend at 500 S.W. 177th Ave., Miami. Tickets are $10 for adult tickets, $6 for children 7-12 and senior citizens and $8 for teachers, all military personnel, police and fire officials, college students (with ID) and the families of all of the above. Visit Miccosukee.com or call 305-222-4600.
Fri., Dec. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014