Where Miami - - CONTENTS - Vic­to­ria Cer­vantes Ed­i­tor, Where Mi­ami @flvick­ster; @wheremiami

No mat­ter how much Mi­ami­ans may brag about the city's pic­tureper­fect weather, al­lur­ing beaches and the bump-and-grind­ing nightlife, there is also a qui­eter side to Mi­ami. For starters, we have a thriv­ing cul­tural scene, thanks in large part to the Adri­enne Ar­sht Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts and the Pérez Art Mu­seum Mi­ami. In March, the cul­tural land­scape will change once again, as the highly-an­tic­i­pated Phillip and Pa­tri­cia Frost Mu­seum of Sci­ence de­buts in Mu­seum Park. If you are look­ing for a few low-key ex­pe­ri­ences while in town, go mu­seum-hop­ping in May. Dur­ing the month, quite a few mu­se­ums of­fer dis­counted ad­mis­sion, as part of the Greater Mi­ami Con­ven­tion and Vis­i­tors Bureau’s Mi­ami Mu­seum Month pro­mo­tion.

And then there’s the fi lm scene. Af­ter the re­sound­ing suc­cess of this year’s Mi­ami Film Fes­ti­val in March, it got me think­ing how the venues have all changed in the past decade. I re­mem­ber when there was only one or two indie movie the­aters play­ing for­eign fi lms. Then, the Co­ral Gables Art Cin­ema opened in 2010 and the fol­low­ing year, O Cin­ema launched in Wyn­wood. The indie fi lm scene started to boom. Now, O Cin­ema has two more lo­ca­tions—Mi­ami Beach and Mi­ami Shores—and was place to see the best picture Os­car win­ning fi lm, "Moon­light."

If you are vis­it­ing in June and the oc­ca­sional rain shower pops up, I en­cour­age you to ex­plore the fi lm scene. And if you pre­fer cult and pop movie clas­sics (think "Rocky Hor­ror Picture Show" or "Scar­face"), the Se­cret Cel­lu­loid So­ci­ety screens them at O Cin­ema. Un­til then, "hasta la vista, baby!"

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