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COVID-19 pandemic response: List of events postponed, canceled in South Florida

‘Hamilton’ performances canceled

Officials postponing Ultra Music Festival amid concerns over coronavirus
Officials postponing Ultra Music Festival amid concerns over coronavirus

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Local 10 News is monitoring the situation of cancellations and postponements for events happening in South Florida amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Postponed or Canceled

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts: Remaining performances of “Hamilton” at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts have been canceled. The performances were to take place at 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, Saturday, March 14, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m. Sunday, March 15.

Also, Harry Connick Jr., set for 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, is also canceled.

Performances are suspended at the Arsht until Sunday, April 5, in line with the directive issued by Miami-Dade County.

For ticket holders for performances schedule to take place through April 5:

  • Exchange your tickets for an alternate show
  • Exchange your tickets for an Arsht Center gift certificate
  • Donate your tickets and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value
  • Receive a refund

See more info at: https://www.arshtcenter.org/Tickets/Calendar/2019-2020-Season/Coronavirus/Coronavirus/

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts: Performance set for Wednesday, March 18 by the Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra with Emanuel Ax performance canceled due to travel restrictions. Full refunds. Call box office at (305) 949-6722 or email tickets@arshtcenter.org.

American Airlines Arena: Scheduled events through April 1 have been postponed at the AmericanAirlines Arena include:

  • Thursday, March 12 – Aventura
  • Thursday, March 19 – Disney On Ice
  • Friday, March 20 – Disney On Ice
  • Saturday, March 21 – Disney On Ice
  • Sunday, March 22 – Disney On Ice
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Cher
  • Monday, March 29 – Ricardo Montaner

All Miami Heat games will not be played.

Tickets purchased for any of the will be honored for the rescheduled dates, which are still to be determined. AAArena.com for updated information.

Dance Now! Miami: Italy’s Opus Ballet’s United States debut with Dance Now! Miami has been postponed. The dance troupe has now postponed its Program II set for Saturday, March 21 at 8:30 p.m. at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center. www.dancenowmiami.org.

HistoryMiami: HistoryMiami remains open. Events and gatherings are postponed or canceled.

  • 27th Annual Miami International Map Fair scheduled for Saturday, March 14, Sunday, March 15.
  • Embracing the Lens: The BlackFlorida Project Exhibition opening reception scheduled for Thursday, March 19 is postponed. The exhibition will open in the gallery on Friday, March 20.
  • The Flamingo Ball scheduled for Saturday, April 18 is postponed.
  • Weekend Hands-On-History activities, suspended until further notice.
  • All public City Tours canceled through April.

Info at www.historymiami.org.

Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival: Festival postponed due to coronavirus concerns after Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert signed a local state of emergency. These events include Poetry in the Gardens, Women’s Impact Luncheon, the Official Press Conference, and Opening Night Party that were scheduled for Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, as well as the Music Festival on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15. More information, https://www.jazzinthegardens.com/2020-jitg-lineup/

LGBTQ+Pride of the Americas: More than 350,000 visitors from Alaska to Argentina were expected for this multi-day festival, the first Pride of the Americas. The multi-day event, set for April 21-26 in Fort Lauderdale. has been postponed until Fall 2020. www.pridefortlauderdale.org.

Locust Projects: Canceling all public programs through March 27. Gallery at 3852 North Miami Avenue, will remain open through March 21, the closing day of current exhibitions by Jeff Thompson and Marielle Plasir. More info at www.locustprojects.org.

Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run: Three corporate runs in South Florida, including Miami on April 23, Fort Lauderdale on April 2, and West Palm Beach on April 15 have been postponed. More info at www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com.

Miami Beach Pride: Most events are postponed except for smaller, outdoor events, scheduled for Monday, March 30. Miami Beach Pride is a nine-day celebration with special events, mixers and a VIP Gala, plus a two day festival and parade in Lummus Park, Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. www.miamibeachpride.com.

Miami Film Festival: The festival’s 37th edition, hosted by Miami-Dade College, has canceled the remainder of its schedule, including events and screenings. Information regarding tickets purchased in advance will be emailed directly to buyers. The festival opened Friday, March 6 and was to continue through Sunday, March 15. www.miamifilmfestival.com

Miami Symphony Orchestra: Concerts scheduled for Friday, March 13 at Miami Design District, Saturday, March 14 at the Moore Building Elastika, and March 15 at Miami Botanical Garden postponed. Tickets renewed for the Mystery of Genius concert set for Sunday, March 14, 2021. Or can be exchanged for any concerts. More information, www.themiso.org.

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade: City of Fort Lauderdale kick off event, Friday, March 13 and festival and parade, Saturday, March 14.canceled Info at www.stpatsfl.com and www.fortlauderdale.gov.

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade: Hibernians of Hollywood and the Community Redevelopment Agency, and the city of Hollywood downtown parade, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15, canceled.

Ultra Music Festival: At this time, the 22nd edition of Ultra Music Festival, originally scheduled for March 20, 21 and 22, 2020 will be postponed to March 26, 27 and 28, 2021. Due to the Florida Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for COVID-19, it is impossible for the City of Miami to provide access to Bayfront Park at this time. Information at https://ultramusicfestival.com/official-notice.

City Announcements

Doral: The city is postponing several workshops and events until further notice.

Miami: The city will not grant any special event permits and is cancelling all special events scheduled in the city.

Miami Beach: No special event permits for large gatherings of more than 350 people for the next 30 days. That includes spring break concerts in South Beach. Starting Friday, the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason, Colony Theatre and North Beach Bandshell are closed indefinitely. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Bass museum, Wolfsonian-FIU will remain open, but will not have special events.

North Miami Beach: The city announced it is canceling all special events and city supported events until further notice.

(This list will continue to be updated, so check back or refresh often. Most everything has been canceled in many cities. However, contact the event location before attending an event or canceling plans.)


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