Over 30 bakers and confectioners prepare to defend themselves from ravenous fans during an epic dessert-sampling event at UM’s BankUnited Center on Feb. 8. The military plans to field women in combat by 2016, but PattyCakes is already stationed on the front lines annihilating cravings with her arsenal of themed cakes and cookies. When the Donut Divas cry havoc and let slip their dogs of war, they’re referring to Fudge Puppies: Belgian waffles dipped in milk chocolate. Take a break from the fighting to hydrate at the Milk Bar while watching competitors in the Pastry Eating Competition. As an added sweet treat, every admission comes bundled with a golden ticket to the UM vs. Clemson game at 6:30 p.m.; DessertWarsMiami.com.
Highlighted by one of the most tragic tenor arias of all time “Vesti la giubba,” the original “Tears of a Clown,” Florida Grand Opera’s presentation of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I pagliacci is a not-to-be missed tour de force.
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