Miami Made Festival
What: New work by ten artists living in or inspired by Miami, plus concerts and a photo exhibition, all related to the theme When the Sun Goes Down.
Why: The Miami premiere of Rosie Herrera’s dance piece, Dining Alone: Act 2, music by The Hongs, and Mark Della Ventura’s one-man show, Small Membership.
When: Thru Sun.
Where: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Priority access passes ($35) online at arshtcenter.org.
It Girl Lifestyle Shopping Expo
What: Navigate 3,000 square feet of shopping, snacks, DJs, raffle prizes, a beauty bar, and more.
Why: Girls just want to have fun and free drinks.
When: Today, VIP entrance, 5:30 p.m.; general admission, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Soho Studios at The Wynwood Convention Center, 2136 NW First Ave. (305-600-4785). Tickets ($25-$35) online at itgirlexpo.com.
Namaste Indian Restaurant
What: A new, family-run Indian joint in the MiMo District offers veggie and cheese samosas, palak paneer (cheese cubes in a spicy spinach puree), butter chicken, and lamb rogan josh.
Why: Work up an appetite beforehand by scoring steals next door at The Consignment Bar.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.
Where: 7420 Biscayne Blvd. (786-536-9050).
Water Taxi Miami
What: Forget sightseeing; these yellow boats shuttle up to 38 passengers between four docking points from Miami to Miami Beach in about 30 minutes.
Why: We’re on a boat.
When: Daily, 10:50 a.m.-6:50 p.m.
Where: Locations and tickets ($12 one way, $20 round trip) online at watertaximiami.com.
Miami International Film Festival
What: More than 100 films from across the globe (zombie fare, comedies, thrillers, and more).
Why: Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Jason Segel, Ed Helms), Darling Companion (Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline), and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (Lucy Liu, Ellen Burstyn).
When: Fri.-Mar. 11. Schedule online at miami.festivalgenius.com.
Where: Locations vary. Tickets ($12-$14) online at tickets.completeticketsolutions.com.
Leather Purse Design
What: Learn to cut and assemble leather pattern pieces to make your own clutch or bag at ArtCenter/South Florida’s six-week course.
Why: You’re crafty and you know it.
When: Sign up now. Class, every Mon. beginning Mar. 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 924 Lincoln Rd., ste. 204a. Tuition is $220 plus $40 (and tax) for materials.
Photo: Justin Broadbent / Courtesy of Miami Made