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Events: March 23, 2017

Yakuza’s 1-year Anniversary

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM - English

Joins us in celebrating Yakuza’s 1-year Anniversary.

After a successful launch on March 10th, 2016, Yakuza is now recognized for their unique approach to Japanese (sushi) and Thai fusion. Adding tradition to modern cooking, tasty crafted cocktails from the finest mixology and providing exceptional customer service that is second to none. Yakuza also uses the freshest ingredients and compared to the 4 types of fishes that most restaurants carry, Yakuza carries 9 which are used in their high-profile sushi. Come experience live music, creative food options and sip on a complimentary cocktail as Pompano Beach’s only fusion Japanese Thai restaurant turns 1.

Yakuza - where taste, quality and comfort are all fused.

Location

Yakuza
2515 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062 (Map)

Contact Information

Mini Areechot

954-951-6077

Miami Beach Premiere Engagement! KEDI by Ceyda Torun

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - English

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

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Critics and internet cats agree - this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul. This film is a sophisticated take on your typical cat video that will both dazzle and educate.

Location

Miami Beach CInematheque
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mbcinema.com

Campus Tour

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM - English

In-person docent-led tours of the New World Center are offered regularly. Docent-led tours are the perfect way to experience Frank Gehry’s only Florida commission, a cornerstone of artistic activity at the intersection of architecture and music. Tours are limited to the first 20 patrons for $5 per person, and reservations are required. All tours begin in the atrium, and last approximately 30-45 minutes.

Group tours for groups of 10-50 may be scheduled in advance. Private group tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance due to scheduling and program considerations. Group tours are offered at a fee of $10 per person.

Location

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-673-3331

800-597-3331

www.nws.edu

World Stages Series 2016-2017 Season

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

25 new productions of the greatest operas, ballets and classical plays from the world’s most important stages and companies… This new season kicks off Thursday, October 20, 2016 and wraps up Thursday, July 20, 2017. For the first time, MDC’s Tower will present LIVE some of those spectacular productions.

The series discount packages are the best deal in the city to enjoy the world’s highest quality events. They also are aperfect gift for this holiday.

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SEASON PROGRAM

  • Oct 20: MACBETH LIVE - Liceu, Barcelona
  • Nov 3: CYMBELINE - Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Nov 10: NORMA - Royal Opera House
  • Nov 17 (Pre-recorded LIVE, Nov 15, 2016):LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN – Opéra de Paris
  • Nov 24: KING LEAR - Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Dec 1: THE ENTERTAINER - Kenneth Branagh Company
  • Dec 8: SWAN LAKE LIVE - Opéra de Paris
  • Dec 15: ANASTASIA - The Royal Ballet
  • Dec 29:THE NUTCRACKER - The Royal Ballet
  • Jan 19: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA- Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
  • Feb 2: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA | PAGLIACCI - Salzburg Festival
  • Feb 16: COSÌ FAN TUTTE LIVE - Opéra de Paris
  • Feb 23:IL TROVATORE - Royal Opera House
  • Mar 2: WOOLF WORKS - The Royal Ballet
  • Mar 16: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY - The Royal Ballet
  • Mar 23: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM LIVE – Opéra de Paris
  • Apr 6: RIGOLETTO LIVE - Liceu, Barcelona
  • Apr 20: MADAMA BUTTERFLY - Royal Opera House
  • May 4: I DUE FOSCARI – Teatro alla Scala, Milan - Placido Domingo
  • May 18: JEWELS - The Royal Ballet
  • Jun 1: I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI - Liceu, Barcelona
  • Jun 8: FAUST - Teatro Regio Torino
  • Jun 22 (Pre-recorded LIVE, June 20, 2017): LA CENERENTOLA - Opéra de Paris
  • Jul 6: THE DREAM / SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS / MARGUERITE AND ARMAND - The Royal Ballet
  • Jul 20: OTELLO - Royal Opera House

Location

MDC's Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Heathers The Musical

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM - English

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). In 2014, Heathers was nominated for Best Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and for the 2014 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, the New York Times calls it, “A Rowdy guilty pleasure.”

Tickets:

  • $25–$10 (discounts available for students under 22).

Location

Area Stage Company
1560 South Dixie Highway, 103, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Contact Information

Front Desk

305-666-2078

www.areastagecompany.com/

FAME The Musical: Looking for Musicians!

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 various times - English

Open call auditions for Area Stage Company's production of Fame The Musical. Area Stage is looking to fill three vacant roles:

Grace 'Lambchops' Lamb (15-25) - A "rock chick and tomboy" who is the drummer for Schlomo's band. Does not take school "seriously." Develops a love hate relationship with Goody. Actor must know how to play the drums.

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Goodman 'Goody' King (15-25) - A trumpet/saxophone/guitar musician who is in Schlomo's band. Develops a love hate relationship with Grace. Sarcastic yet sensitive at times. Actor must know how to play either the trumpet or the saxophone.

Schlomo Metzenbaum (15-25) - A quiet, saintly classical violinist (or flutist, or piano depending on the actor), who sets up the rock band, and takes on the role of care-taker to his classmates. Schlomo comes from a musical background, with a father who is a famous violinist. Schlomo is fed up from the strain of being expected to do well and wishes to rebel. Has romantic interest in Carmen from afar. Constantly competes with Joe to win over Carmen. Does not like Joe very much but they begin to accept each other when Carmen leaves. Actor must know how to play either the violin or the piano.

Anyone interested in auditioning can call our office to set up an appointment or send a video submission.

Location

Area Stage Company
1560 South Dixie Highway, 103, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Contact Information

Camila Machado

305-666-2078

A Special Day

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

On the darkest day in history, a glimmer of hope sparks between two strangers, and thus begins A Special Day.

On May 8, 1938, Hitler arrives in Rome to meet with Mussolini. While Italy celebrates the rise of Fascism, an over-worked housewife and a mysterious bachelor meet by chance. Based on Ettore Scola's 1977 Oscar-winning Italian film Una Giornata Particolare, Award-winning artists Ana Graham and Antonio Vega tell this epic story using minimalistic elements that celebrate the powerful imagination of the theater.

Location

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

www.colonymb.org/aspecialday

The Legend of the Pink Elephant

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - English

Embrace diversity. Celebrate differences. Amid a spectacle of circus arts, music, dance and theater, a young elephant takes a journey that changes his life and encourages us all to value our diversity and individually.

Conceived, directed & choreographed by Luckner Bruno, Jr., music by Luciano Stazzone.

TICKET PRICE: $25.00

Location

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mtcmiami.org/

Brothers of the Dust

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

The M Ensemble Company.

Darren Canady's "Brothers of the Dust," unfolds in 1950s rural Arkansas, not long after the "Little Rock Nine" faced down Gov. Orval Faubus and the Arkansas National Guard and desegregated Little Rock Central High School. But the burgeoning civil rights movement is mainly background for this formulaic but beautifully performed story of a family fighting over their divergent views of the future.

Location

Sandrell Rivers Theater
6101 NW 7th Ave #79, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Contact Information

themensemble.com

(305) 284-8800

All The Way

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

  • By Robert Schenkkan.

One man. One year. One chance to change America. 1964 was a pivotal year in American history and Lyndon Baines Johnson sat at the center of it all. A master politician with towering ambition and ruthless tactics, the conflicted Texan will do whatever it takes to get the Civil Rights bill passed and secure his re-election. Meanwhile, in faraway Vietnam, a troublesome conflict looms. The winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play, this gripping drama captures the critical moment that marked the end of an era and the shift to the political climate of today. Go all the way with LBJ, Martin Luther King, Jr., J. Edgar Hoover, Hubert Humphrey and more in this action-packed, electrifying portrayal of one of the most tumultuous times in our country’s history.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

www.actorsplayhouse.org/mainstage.htm

The Pursuit of Abstraction

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 various times - English

The Pursuit Of Abstraction presents works of fine and decorative art that seek to re-enchant the modern age through spirituality and mystical experience, drawing on the holdings of The Wolfsonian-FIU, The Jeri L. Wolfson Collection, and The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection of Decorative and Propaganda Arts Promised Gift.

Location

The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

3-D Vibrations, J. Margulis

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

Please contact campus for gallery hours of operation.

Location

Miami Dade College West Campus Gallery
3800 NW 115th Ave., Doral, FL 33178 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC West Campus Gallery

305-237-8000

75 Years of EFE Images: Wars, Triumphs, Disasters, People and Politics

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

75 Years of EFE Images: Wars, Triumphs, Disasters, People and Politics, is an exhibition and collection of over 75 photographs donated to MDC’s Permanent Art Collection and the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives from Agencia EFE, the world’s leading Spanish-language news agency. The exhibition includes photographs of Ibero-American and world history and features images of historic importance, such as the meeting between Francisco Franco and Adolf Hitler at the start of World War II, Princess Diana, Martin Luther King, as well as photos of Celia Cruz, Cantinflas, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The collection will continue to grow, as the agency donates a historically significant photograph that encapsulates the most important headline of each year.

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In 2015, Agencia EFE, the Spanish international news agency, celebrated 75 years of service. The world’s fourth largest wire service, EFE has documented and reported the most important global events through words and images. In celebration of its 75th anniversary, EFE compiled a collection of its most arresting and impactful images for each year in operation. Featuring photographs from EFE’s award-winning photojournalists, the exhibition captures pivotal moments in history including coronations of kings and queens, presidential visits, star-studded moments, physical triumphs and political turmoil. EFE was born in 1939 in a Spain devastated by the Civil War and began its expansion in the Americas in 1966 with the opening of its first bureaus in the region. Today, EFE operates in 180 cities in 120 countries, employing more than 3,000 news professionals from 60 nationalities. Presented in collaboration with the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives.

Please contact individual campus for gallery hours.

Location

MDC InterAmerican Campus
627 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC InterAmerican Campus

305-237-6000

Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

MDC Museum of Art + Design presents Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water, a visual autobiography depicting childhood experiences and recollections of Cuba by artist Eduardo del Valle consisting of a new series of thought-provoking photographs never exhibited before.

Independently over the past nine years, Eduardo del Valle has worked on a visual autobiography of his experiences and observations central to his childhood, his recollections of Cuba between 1951 to 1961, when he left the country of his birth at the age of ten, never to return. The photographic series Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water portrays certain aspects of the artists’ memories that have stayed with him, wedged deep at the far end of his recollection, aspects that have challenged del Valle forever in an unfading fashion. The project culminated into 88 autobiographical photographs, recreating memories shot entirely outside of the island.

Location

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

The Exile Experience: Journey to Freedom is a pictorial account of the struggles that the Cuban exile community has endured since Fidel Castro's rise to power, and the successes they have achieved in the United States. Having covered the Cuban exile community and its struggle for freedom extensively throughout the years, Miami Dade College and The Miami Herald Media Company now present this journalistic chronology, which showcases the spirit and accomplishments of the Cuban American community. The permanent exhibition is housed at the College’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, itself central to the story of Cubans in the United States.

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MDC’s Freedom Tower was operated by the U.S. Government as a reception center for Cuban refugees from 1962 to 1974. “The building is significant because it represents the important story of the Cuban exodus to America and resettlement during the Cold War,” reports the U.S. Department of the Interior, which has also called the Freedom Tower the “Ellis Island of the South.” Though it operated in that capacity for only 12 years, the building has become an icon representing the faith that democracy brought to troubled lives, the generosity of the American people and a hopeful beginning that assured thousands a new life in a new land.

Location

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd., MIAMI, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

museum@mdc.edu

MDCMOAD.ORG

Gary Nader Proudly Presents Fernando Botero Sculpture Exhibit

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - English

Gary Nader is pleased to present a Fernando Botero Sculpture Exhibit at the Gary Nader Art Centre in Wynwood from Feb. 9 through April 9. The exhibit was curated by Nader to showcase the modern master’s significant contributions to the modern and contemporary art world.

Fernando Botero was born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932. His signature style portrays people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America. In 1960, Botero took up residence in New York and, in the same year, won the Guggenheim National Prize for Colombia. Botero’s work has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions at Gary Nader’s galleries. Botero has exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, the Maillol Museum in Paris, the Palazzo Benezia in Rome, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and the National Museum in Bogotá, among others. Botero lives and works in Paris, Monte Carlo, Pietrasanta, and New York.

Location

Gary Nader Art Centre
62 NE 27th St, Miami, FL 33137, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Contact Information

Britney

305-764-3370

Cuban Art in the 20th Century: Cultural Identity and the International

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM - English

The exhibit showcases a magnificent survey of Cuban art from the Colonial era to Contemporary times. Nearly one hundred works from private collections in Florida have been organized and assembled to bring together some of the most recognizable names in Cuban art, including Carlos Alfonzo, Carlos Enríquez, Wifredo Lam, Manuel Mendive, José Mijares, Amelia Palaez, René Portocarrero, Leopoldo Romañach, and Tomás Sánchez.

The exhibit is curated by Segundo Fernández, attorney, art collector and doctoral candidate in art history, with support from Peter Weishar, Dean of FSU College of Fine Arts; Allys Palladino-Craig, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts; Juan Martínez, Professor Emeritus of FIU; Ramón Cernuda, art collector and Director of Cernuda Arte. This exhibit was first presented by Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee in February 2016, and this will be its local premiere. Guided tours in English and Spanish will be available upon request to groups of 10 or more.

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, AK 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-603-8067

www.coralgablesmuseum.org/

Recent Acquisitions + Highlights from the MDC Permanent Art Collection

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

The MDC Permanent Art Collection contains over 1,700 works in all mediums and genres, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, film, installation and public sculpture.  RECENT ACQUISITIONS + HIGHLIGHTS will be the Museum’s first long format installation containing selections from the College’s vast collection. Stewards of the CINTAS Fellows Collection since 2011, the exhibition will include works from the distinguished collection of works by artists of Cuban descent. Notable artists include: Alex Katz, Ana Mendieta, Andres Serrano, Andy Warhol, Benjamin West, Claus Oldenburg, Donald Judd, Frank Stella, John Baldessari, Jose Bedia, Joseph Beuys, Louise Nevelson, Mario Algaze, Pat Lipsky, Peter Saul, Roy Lichtenstein, among many others.

  • Free and Open to the Public

Location

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-237-7700

www.mdcmoad.org/

Recent Acquisitions + Highlights II

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

  • Recent Acquisitions + Highlights II
  • May 18 – Ongoing
  • Museum Hours: Wednesday - Sunday from Noon - 5pm.

The Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) proudly announces the opening of the second installment of Recent Acquisitions + Highlights II, containing selections from the College’s growing art collection. Notable artists and works in the exhibition will include Cundo Bermudez, Ruben Torres Llorca, Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Louise Nevelson, Robert Motherwell and many others. The exhibition is slated to open to the public during regular museum hours. The exhibition and supporting programs are free and open to the public.

Location

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

mdcmoad.org/

CocoArt 1.0: An Exploration of the Emerging Locale

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM - English

An exhibition of local artists including Lisa Remeny, Jacqueline Gopie, Jason Aponte, Michael Enns, and Eliot Hess. Meet the artists during the opening reception on Saturday, March 4th from 6 - 9 pm. The exhibit runs through April 30. Open to the public.

Location

Williams McCall Gallery @ FrameWorks
3196 Commodore Plaza, 2nd Floor (elevator), Coconut Grove, FL 33133 (Map)

Contact Information

Gail Williams

786-359-4321

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