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7 Can't-Miss January Events In South Florida


Be transported to a whole new world at the Au-Rene Theater with Broadway musical “Aladdin.” Watch the Disney film come to life from Jan. 8 to 19 with nostalgic songs, gorgeous sets and unforgettable characters. (Tickets from $30; browardcenter.org)


Stick to your New Year’s resolution the fun way at The Yoga Expo Fort Lauderdale inside the Broward County Convention Center on Jan. 11. Led by yogipreneur Arianne Traverso, the expo includes unlimited classes and workshops as well as vendors, meditation rooms and live music. (Tickets from $35; ftlauderdalecc.com)


Witness real horsepower at the prestigious Pegasus World Cup Invitational. Live equine racing with the fastest horses in the world comes together with food, music and fashion on Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park. (Tickets from $49; pegasusworldcup.com)


Returning to the Big Top after 25 years is Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría,” revamped with new costumes, acrobatics and more at the Hard Rock Stadium. From now to Feb. 17, you can experience the story of hope and renewal through acrobatic performance, vivid sets and powerful musical arrangements. (Tickets from $44; cirquedusoleil.com/alegria)


Singer, songwriter and composer Billy Joel returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood to perform at Hard Rock Live. The performance on Jan. 10 will be the first time the “Piano Man” has performed at the Hard Rock in Hollywood in 11 years. (Ticket prices vary; myhrl.com)


Wine lovers and foodies alike can come together during the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Enjoy the CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series Feb. 19 to 23 with events like the family-friendly Foodie Movie Night in the Park and the Sandwich Showdown. Enjoy wine samples or all-ages beverages and bites while watching “Cloudy with a  Chance of Meatballs” at Peter Bluesten Park, or watch the showdown between Broward County chefs to create the best sandwich with host Jeff Mauro at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. (Tickets from $10; sobewff.org)



Human voices converge on stage as the backdrop to Alonzo King LINES Ballet. This performance explores the power of lost languages as native peoples’ poetry and song create the soundscape of the ballet, coming from San Francisco to Bailey Hall on Jan. 16. (Tickets from $10; baileyhall.org)