The craps tables at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming are a far cry from the agrarian life of Tigers youth. But this weekend, the tribe pays homage to its heritage with the 36th annual Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival. Running Sunday through January 2, it features storytellers, singers, and dancers. There will be alligator wrestling, authentic Miccosukee cuisine, and a patchwork fashion show. All proceeds benefit the Miccosukee educational fund. Tickets cost $13 for adults and $9 for kids ages 7 to 12. The arts festival opens daily at 9:30 a.m. at Miccosukee Indian Village (Mile Marker 70, U.S. Highway 41 [Tamiami Trail], Miami). Call 305-925-2555, or visit miccosukee.com.
Dec. 26-Jan. 2, 9:30 a.m., 2010