• Short plays for small audiences​ in shipping containers
  • Over-the-top, upscale Mexican fare with ambiance, music and service that will not disappoint

Miami may not be known as a theatrical hot spot, but it has developed an impressive experimental-theater scene. And at the heart of this scene is the MicroTheater Miami—a local offshoot of the Latin American movement to make theater more accessible to audiences at every level. Set in an alfresco courtyard at the Centro Cultural Espanol barely 15 minutes from the hotel, the MicroTheater presents a series of short—“micro”—plays, each about 15 minutes long. Depending on the week, the plays are mounted in both Spanish and English and repeated throughout the evening so that every visitor enjoys the complete experience no matter when they arrive. There are comedies and dramas—and each microplay is presented in its own micro-auditorium, crafted from repurposed shipping containers. Pop in and out as you desire, and follow it up with even more Latin pleasures at Cantina La Veinte, the first U.S. outpost from the Mexico-based Cinbersol restaurant group. Set in a massive, low-lit dining space, Cantina’s seemingly endless menu features everything from ultra-fresh juices—we’re crazy for the beet and goji-spiked Vampiro—to a sublime, shrimp-filled chile güero atop a passion-fruit reduction.

To catch some shows at MicroTheater Miami, make your way up to Biscayne Boulevard and NE 15th Street. Go inside the Centro Cultural Espanol and out to the courtyard. When you’re ready for food, head to Cantina La Viente in Brickell. The restaurant is on Brickell Avenue and SE 5th Street at Brickell Point.

​​MICROTHEATER MIAMI: 1490 Biscayne Blvd.; 305-448-9677; microtheatermiami.com

LA VEINTE: 495 Brickell Ave. C.U.2 ; 786-326-6135; cantinala20.com​