The Top 5 Cultural Activities to Do in Brickell

While Miami has a reputation for having an amazing nightlife scene, the Magic City is home to so much more than just restaurants, clubs, and bars. In fact, the city’s Brickell neighborhood is the epicenter of countless attractions, from museums to performance venues to shopping destinations like Brickell City Center. If you find yourself in Miami and want a change of scenery, make sure to check out these cultural attractions:

What to do in Brickell?

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The Perez Art Museum | 1103 Biscayne Boulevard

Whether you’re a fan of sculpture, painting, photography, or video, your appetite for art is sure to be sated with a trip to The Perez Art Museum. This unique cultural institution is home to some of the most unique exhibitions you’ll find anywhere, from Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “Surrounded Islands” documentary exhibition to a recent show on soccer’s global influence. If you visit the museum this spring, you can catch exciting exhibits like a Beatriz González retrospective, Zhao Gang’s “History Paintings,” and Teresita Fernández’s “Elemental” exhibition, in addition to checking out the museum’s sculpture garden and José Carlos Martinat’s “American Echo Chamber.”

Adrienne Arsht Center | 1300 Biscayne Boulevard

Love live music? Well, there’s no better place to enjoy it in Miami than the Adrienne Arsht Center. This stunning performance venue hosts some of the music industry’s most influential performers, with an amazing spring lineup. On April 13th, Latin Grammy Award winner Vincente García will perform as part of his US tour, on April 18th, Ben Folds and Kimbra join the Nu Deco Ensemble, and on May 1, Fifty Shades of Gray author E L James will take the stage.

HistoryMiami Museum | 101 W Flagler Street

There’s so much to learn about Miami that you won’t find in any history book. This unique city’s dynamic history is perhaps best represented by the exhibitions at the HistoryMiami Museum, where you can catch a curator’s tour of queer Miami, an exhibition on Miami’s military history, or enjoy a geographical history of the city by joining the 2019 Miami International Map Fair.

Olympia Theater | 174 E Flagler Street

If you’re eager to catch some live theater in Miami, look no further than the Olympia Theater. This historic performance space has some of the most diverse programmings you’ll find anywhere in the US, hosting everything from The Moth’s StorySLAM to the RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour to free community jazz concerts in the building’s lobby.

City Theatre | 444 Brickell Avenue

Short on time? You’re in luck: so are the performances at Miami’s City Theater. In fact, City Theater is the only theater in the United States where you can exclusively catch 10-minute plays. Better yet, the programming is family-friendly, so you can feel confident bringing your kids along for the show.

Cultural Activities to Do in Brickell

Whether you’re a Miami native or are just there for a visit, there are countless ways to make your time in the city magical. Checking out any one of these unique cultural attractions is sure to make you eager to return time and time again. 

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