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Events: April 21, 2018

Guided Garden Tour

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM - English

Discover the garden with a guided tour by our knowledgeable staff. There is a lot of horticulture and history packed into the Garden’s 2.6 acres. Come discover the stories behind the plants and landscape of the garden.If you are traveling with a large group or would like to schedule a tour, please call the Garden to arrange an appointment. There is a suggested $5 donation per head.

Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mbgarden.org

Ojalá/Inshallah: Wishes From the Muslim World

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 various times - English

A season designed to explore the diversity of Muslim culture through the arts and to challenge widespread assumptions concerning contemporary Muslim identity, made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts (DDFIA)'s Building Bridges 2016-17 Grant Program.

Performances will include two interactive projects on Miami Beach at the Fillmore and at the New World Center.

Location

Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mdclivearts.org

Free Activities at the Library! Miami Beach Regional Library

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 AM - English

Miami Beach Cinema
Date: Friday, April 6, 5:30 PM
Movie: Pacific Rim (PG-13)
Ages 18 yrs.+

Spanish Language and Culture Workshop Saturdays
Date: Saturdays (April 7 - 28, 2 - 4 PM)
Learn Spanish while immersing yourself in the culture of Spain in this holistic language workshop taught by an experienced instructor. For English speakers wishing to learn Spanish. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register.

Location

Miami Beach Regional Library
227 22nd Street, Miami Beach, FL N/A (Map)

Free Activities at the Library! North Shore Branch Library

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 from 10:30 PM to 12:00 PM - English

Creativity in the Community
Date: Saturday, April 21, 10:30 AM - Noon
The Bass' Creativity in the Community workshops are back! Families with children ages 2-8 are invited to attend free 90 minute art and storytelling workshops once a week, for 6 weeks. Free storybooks will be given each week, art materials will be provided, and an exhibition of your family's artwork at the end of the series. Be your child's first teacher and see what learning together through art is all about! Sign up by visiting, Creativity in the Community. Ages 2-8 yrs.

Location

North Shore Branch Library
7501 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL N/A (Map)

Contact Information

thebass.org/learn/community/

An Intimate Evening of Ballet: Spotlight on Contemporary Female Choreo

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 3:30 PM - English

In their second series of salon performances at SMDCAC, 2017 Knight Arts Challenge Award recipients Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami will recognize and celebrate the powerful influence that female dance creators are having on 21st century ballet. Intimately paralleling original works by seasoned choreographers alongside those of new emerging talents, the company will highlight the continuation of popular work in progress, "Fractales", by Cuban contemporary choreographer Tania Vergara (Founding Artistic Director of ENDEDANS - Cuban Contemporary Ballet).

  • Tickets are $45 except for Saturday night’s VIP performance which is $65.

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Contact Information

An Intimate Evening of Ballet: Spotlight on Contemporary Female Choreographers

786-573-5300

www.smdcac.org/

Dance NOW! Presents Contemporanea 2018

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:30 PM - English

Featuring: The Book of Psalms – A Contemporary Dance Journey.

The Bible is filled with some of the world’s most beautiful lyrical poetry. Dance NOW! Miami has daringly created a new work inspired by probably the best Old Testament example of this in their The Book of Psalms, which will have its World Premiere as part of their evening of work called Contemporanea 2018. The company, South Florida’s leading proponent of contemporary dance, brings its emblematic graceful athleticism and syncretic of-the-moment style to this very special event. The evening also includes the Miami Premiere of Touch Me, the duet XY The Engine of Life, and the World Premiere of Here On Earth.

Tickets: $35 General, $15 Students at the door.

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Location

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188 Street, Aventura, FL 33180 (Map)

Tango Lovers

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Co-presented by Global Arts Organization.

The intense passion and sensuality of tango comes alive through stories of love, jealousy, betrayal and reconciliation in an unforgettable performance with stunning costumes of the ‘40s and ‘50s and the avant-garde aesthetics of the present.

*VIP includes preferred table seating and a complimentary drink.

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa- Corazon Flamenco

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

The essence of Flamenco will be up close and personal at The Gleason Room of The Fillmore Theater, mesmerizing audiences with a new pure Flamenco music and dance production exploring the depth and breadth of the art form, with a range of rhythms and styles that are dramatic, soulful, joyous, sensual and passionate all at once. With the exquisite music, exhilarating footwork, and the elegant grace and beauty that has made Flamenco so loved by audiences throughout the world. This fiery Flamenco production will have you on your feet, shouting "Ole!".

Location

The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

Ilisa

786-320-6982

www.balletflamencolarosa.com/

www.fillmoremb.com/

Tino Sehgal: This Situation

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Tino Sehgal creates works that are constructed situations which question the traditional subject-object relationship of visual art, and in which the interaction between the visitor and the work takes a central position. Sehgal takes language, singing, dancing, and other modes of behavior as his artistic material, often generating immersive artworks that are felt more than they are seen. This Situation (2007) enables a conversation that throws into question our self-image as a society and our roles as individuals within that society.Sehgal is a Berlin-based artist whose work has been widely shown internationally. He won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Among many other places, Sehgal's work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim in New York, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the 12th Havana Biennial, and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in Brazil.

This Situation is part of the Living Together Performance Series, a year-long cross-disciplinary series featuring performance art, installations, film and video screenings, readings, talks, and workshops, reflecting the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now.

Location

Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

www.mdcmoad.org/explore/Exhibit.aspx?EventID=22207

Hip Hoppa Locka - Muslim Hip Hop Night In Opa-Locka (Free)

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

B-boys and B-girls, DJs, emcees, and Hip Hop heads unite under the arabesque skyline of Opa-locka—known for the largest collection of Moorish Revival architecture in the Western hemisphere. Hip Hoppa Locka remixes multiple references in a celebration of Muslim artists in Hip Hop—highlighting female forerunners in particular.

Presented In Partnership with the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation.

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Location

The Arc
675 Ali Baba Ave, Opalocka, FL 33054 (Map)

Momentum Dance Company Presents an Informal Spring Concert

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM - English

Momentum Dance Company, one of the oldest and most established professional contemporary dance companies in the Southeastern U.S., is proud to present its spring concert on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Spring Concert will showcase two new works, Nacre by Artistic Director Delma Iles, and Off the Sidewalk by dancer Katie Brennan. In addition, the dancers will perform two works from repertory, Brecht Suite (1995) and Shadows and Accumulations (1992), both by Iles.The concert will consist of informal performances with audience discussion and an opportunity to meet the dancers.

Location

Black Box Theater at the Carrie Meek Community Cen
1350 NW 50 Street, Miami, FL 33142 (Map)

Contact Information

305-442-8706

Wynwood Life

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 AM - English

The massive 3-day festival, Wynwood Life​, will be attracting over 40,000 locals and tourists alike as it highlights the Miami’s top fashion, fitness, art, food, cocktails, music, and culture. The 6th annual weekend-long event will be leaving its imprint by unveiling three 7FT spray paint cans, “The Wynwood Cannons,”​ the perfect representation of Wynwood and the ideal photo opportunity for any Wynwood-goer.

The special edition spray cans, painted by Wynwood legends Luis Berros and Trek6, ​will also be filled with cryogenic special effects -- sure to blow everyone away!

Wynwood Life takes place THIS WEEKEND:

Friday, April 20th 5pm - 3am

Saturday, April 21st 12pm - 3am

Sunday, April 22nd 12pm - 10pm

Location

WYNWOOD MARKETPLACE
2250 NW 2nd Avenue Wynwood,, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Contact Information

www.wynwoodlife.com/

305-461-2700

Nu Deco at New World ft. Kishi Bashi

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:30 PM - English

Kishi Bashi joins Nu Deco Ensemble at New World Center on April 20-21 for the world premiere of his new work "Improvisations on EO9066".

Nu Deco Ensemble is excited to kick off their new commissioning series at New World Center with the return of Kishi Bashi! After an amazing performance at The Light Box in December 2016, violinist and singer/songwriter Kishi Bashi returns to join Nu Deco Ensemble in Miami for the world-premiere of his new work titled "Improvisations on EO 9066". This new work was commissioned by Nu Deco and written by Bashi for the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and will utilize New World Center's iconic video sails for the premiere of this multi-media piece. The performance will also include the music of Mason Bates, Shostakovich, and a new symphonic suite of Depeche Mode. Enjoy an evening of music with your 21st century orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble!

Location

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

Contact Information

New World Center Box Office

305-673-3330

www.nws.edu/events-tickets/concerts/nu-deco-ensemble-featuring-kishi-bashi/

Live on Lincoln featuring The Cabaret South Beach artists

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - English

The Lincoln Road B.I.D. Presents "Live on Lincoln", featuring The Cabaret South Beach artists, Miami Beach’s #1 cabaret and piano bar, located inside the Shelborne Hotel . Every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm to 1am, the Cabaret’s piano players and singing servers and bartenders entertain the guest with all genres of music and take requests.

The Cabaret’s cast members Sylvia Bremer, Janae Catt, and Ozzy will be singing with Rachael Rage on piano.

Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

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Location

Lincoln Road
1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

www.thecabaretsouthbeach.com

Fun Home

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
  • Music by Jeanie Tesori
  • Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
  • A South Florida Premiere
  • Directed by Stuart Meltzer

Winner of the 2015 TONY AWARD for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book of a Musical, Fun Home is about Alison, a graphic novelist who dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, a volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Through her work, she relives her unique upbringing in the family’s funeral home, her burgeoning sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Anat Cohen Quartet

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Born in Tel Aviv and raised into a musical family, Anat Cohen attended the finest Israeli schools before matriculating at Boston's Berklee College of Music. Studying clarinet from age 12 and later tenor sax, jazz captured her imagination as she explored Sidney Bechet to Sonny Rollins. Now a seasoned veteran, the Jazz Journalists Association has voted Anat Clarinetist of the Year eight years in a row, and she has topped both the Critics and Readers Polls in the clarinet category in DownBeat magazine every year since 2011. Anat is the ultimate musical story teller.

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Location

A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Broward College
3501 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314 (Map)

The South Beach Chamber Ensemble at Arts Garage April 21

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

The South Beach Chamber Ensemble is a powerhouse string quartet. The Miami Artzine calls the Ensemble “fearless, inspired and passionate” and ” high quality chamber music for multi-generational audiences.”

  • Tickets are $30-$40-$45.

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Location

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (Map)

Contact Information

Kimberly Chmura

305-332-2623

www.artsgarage.org

Julius Caesar

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM - English

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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Location

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

www.gablescinema.com/

Sandbox Series: From The Dirt

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

By Brigette Cormier

“From the Dirt” is an Americana-inspired contemporary dance work about the human experience; exploring patterns, historic battles, and social conditioning.

Location

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

Queen of Basel

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

An explosive only-in-Miami story of lust, power, and class.

Hilary Bettis, one of America’s hottest young playwrights and a writer on the FX hit series The Americans, revamps August Strindberg’s classic Miss Julie for the present day. Set during Miami’s famous Art Week at a luxurious hotel, Julie, the owner’s glamorous but spoiled daughter, gets entangled with Christine, a waitress fleeing violence in Venezuela and Christine's Afro-Cuban fiancé pursuing the American dream.

The Colony Theatre will be transformed into a posh Miami Beach hotel for this immersive theatrical experience. Seating is very limited.

Location

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

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! (Free)

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

The MDC Theater Department brings the Charles Schulz’s beloved comic to life in this whimsical classic “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!”. Free and open to the public, the sweet, joyful innocence and playfulness of the gang comes alive with Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Linus, Snoopy, and the “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown.

Location

Kendall Campus - M - Martin & Pat Fine Center for
11011 SW 104th Street, Kendall, FL 33176 (Map)

Gloria

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

GableStage at the Biltmore presents the Southeastern Premiere of GLORIA by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a razor-sharp comic drama about ambition, office warfare and hierarchies, where the only thing that matters is moving up the ladder and selling out the highest bidder. A finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, GLORIA takes place in the offices of a notorious Manhattan magazine, where a group of ruthless editorial assistants vie for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they’re thirty.

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Location

GableStage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

Box Office

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org

This Random World

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Main Street Players presents This Random World by Steven Dietz.

Seven characters whose worlds collide search for deeper meaning and connection in their own lives. We follow the journey of Scottie, an aging and secretive mother, who has chosen to keep distant from her children, Beth and Tim. Beth is having a tough time connecting, while Tim is stuck in a rut. Scottie is assisted by her aide, Bernadette, who struggles to connect with her younger and free-spirited sister, Rhonda. Rounding out the cast are Claire, Tim's high school girlfriend, who lives in the past, and her current boyfriend, Gary, who is looking for a way out. In a world where it is more and more difficult to truly connect with another human being, This Random World is a beautiful, humorous and engaging reminder to make every effort to connect to others while we still can. The show is directed by Robert Coppel, assistant directed by Clara Lyzniak, with production manager Isaac Polanco. The cast is as follows:

  • Fern Katz as Scottie
  • Robert Fritz as Tim
  • Melissa Almaguer as Beth
  • Zack Myers as Gary
  • Laura Marrero as Claire
  • Rita Joe as Bernadette
  • Brianna Hart-Cox as Rhonda

This Random World runs April 13 thru May 6, with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students, seniors, and military personnel. Theater League members/Industry $20 with I.D. presented at the door. 

Location

Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014 (Map)

Contact Information

305-558-3737

www.mainstreetplayers.com

MOAD MDC - Anna Maria Maiolino: Entrevidas (Between Lives)

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM - English

As an immigrant coming of age in a politically unstable Brazil, Anna Maria Maiolino searched for a new language to articulate everyday human existence. One of the most important artists of her generation, Maiolino’s multidisciplinary practice has always sought to connect art and life, to give structure to primordial experiences of language, self, and the body. The performance-installation Entrevidas (Between Lives), was originally conceived in 1981, during the period between the end of Brazil’s military dictatorship and its return to democracy. Spectators were invited to cross an obstacle course of hundreds of eggs on a cobbled street of Rio de Janeiro to experience feelings of uncertainty and risk, but also to imagine the resiliency of life and of new beginnings. Revisiting the installation today, the artist points to the precariousness and potential of the present moment.

Anna Maria Maiolino was born in Italy in 1942 and migrated to Brazil in 1960. She participated in the Nova Figuração (New Figuration) movement there in the early 1960s. Shifting away from representation toward Conceptualism in the early 1970s, Maiolino began working with Super 8, photography, and installation art that prominently featured clay. Major exhibitions of her work have been held in 2001 at The Drawing Center and Art in General, New York; in 2005 at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; in 2006 at Miami Art Central; in 2010 at the Camden Arts Centre, London, and the Antoní Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona; and in 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Her work is included in the permanent collections of major museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Tickets are free with RSVP. For more information, go to http://mdcmoad.org/

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 various times - English

Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London) is a multimedia artist who works with audiovisual materials, electronic equipment, amplifiers, and found objects to create immersive environments and kinetic sculptures. His work amplifies phenomena that are often imperceptible such as electricity and seeks to create or distort the relationship between optics and acoustics, giving unexpected visual and sensorial analogs to what we hear. Mirza uses a particular visual and material vocabulary to modify architectural spaces, including colored neon and sculptural acoustic foam, creating installations that offer a precise, highly mediated experience of sound and light.

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PAMM has commissioned Mirza to produce a new work for its double-height gallery. For this project, A C I D G E S T, he will create a specialized technical system that will transmit an electrical current through speakers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that act in coordination with one another so that different colors are activated by corresponding noise frequencies. This system will produce a choreographed experience of sound and light based on a concrete poem the artist has created, which serves as a score for a dynamic installation that redefines our phenomenological experience of the space.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Within Genres

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 various times - English

Informed by these interests in art history, the current presentation of the permanent collection—installed thematically within two rooms on the first floor and four rooms on the second—is organized around the historical criteria of genres within Western painting and the traditional hierarchy of genres that developed out of the Renaissance period and was promoted within European art academies up through the 19th century.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 various times - English

This exhibition presents the second iteration of For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011), an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959, Edinburgh; lives in London) first shown in 2013 during PAMM’s inaugural programming.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Exhibit featuring Paintings of Anna Darrow

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 various times - English

Join us for the opening of a new exhibit featuring Paintings of Anna Darrow (Fort Lauderdale's first female physician, fondly known as "The Swamp Doctor"). We celebrate our colorful history with a salute to the role of women in history and the study of science. Free with museum admission.

Location

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 Southwest Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

Dangerous Women

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Selections from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The Old and New Testaments are replete with female characters-good and bad wives, courageous heroines, and deceptive femme fatales. While some women saved their people, were paragons of wifely virtue, or repented their sins to pursue lives of virtue, others were purveyors of sin, harlots or hussies, or deadly temptresses and seductresses. Even if it was through their misbehavior, all of these women – from Judith and Esther to Salome and Mary Magdalene to Delilah, Lot's Daughters, and Potiphar's Wife, to name but a few – shaped biblical history.

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Dangerous Women will present more than twenty paintings and etchings from the rich holdings of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The exhibition explores women of the Bible as portrayed by 16th and 17th-century artists, including Pietro da Cortona, and Jan Saenredam. The exhibition will conclude with a modern and contemporary coda: Robert Henri's sensuous Salome from 1901 and Mickalene Thomas’ Portrait of Mamma Bush I, 2010, a reminder of the tenacious appeal of the subject.

This exhibition has been organized by The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida, Florida State University, Sarasota, FL.

Support for this exhibition is made possible through the FUNDING ARTS NETWORK, INC. and the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

The Dangerous Women exhibition will be closed to the public on Saturday, March 10 all day, and the entire museum will close at 3:00 pm for an exclusive experience with Seraphic Fire. This is a ticketed event, to purchase tickets today, please click here.

  • Panel Discussion
    Saturday, February 17 from 3-4pm
    Please join us for a panel discussion on the opening day of the newest exhibition Dangerous Women. Our panelists will discuss feminism in art history and the lives of women in Renaissance society.
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  • Exhibition Opening Reception
    Saturday, February 17 from 4-7pm
    The panel discussion and exhibition opening are free and open to the public. Members of the museum gain exclusive access to our Members’ reception, with refreshments, wine, and beer.
    Click here

Location

Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 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

Shelter Design

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 12:00 AM - English

Partnering with architects and artists, this exhibition explores the various ways in which innovative design can be used for humanitarian purposes and how it can help those affected by the current refugee crisis, mass migration and natural disasters. Museum patrons will be able to experience physical iterations of these designs, from an actual shelter being used by Ecuador earthquake victims today to refuge-inspired clothing designed by Womenswear Designer of the Year, Angela Luna.

Location

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

By The People: Designing a Better America

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

The first design exhibition scheduled in the MDC Museum of Art and Design after its April 2018 reopening, By the People: Designing a Better America will explore the challenges faced by urban, suburban and rural communities in the U.S. and its bordering countries. Based on more than two years of field research—traveling to shrinking post-industrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, border regions, areas impacted by natural and man-made disaster, and places of persistent poverty, this exhibition presents collaborative designs for more equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities.

Organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian American Design Museum, and curated by Cynthia E. Smith, the exhibition features sixty design projects from every region across the United States, the exhibition will highlight design solutions that expand access to education, food, health care and affordable housing; increase social and economic inclusion; offer improved alternative transportation options; and provide a balanced approach to land use between the built and natural environment. By the People aims to empower visitors to see themselves as designers—not just of objects, but also of ideas, strategies, and solutions that improve their daily lives. The exhibition will showcase the innovative and impactful actions generated through design, and inspire creative problem-solving at local, regional, national, and even international levels.

Tickets:

  • $12 adults;
  • $8 seniors and military;
  • $5 students (13 – 17) and college students (with valid ID);
  • free for MDC MOAD members, MDC students, faculty, and staff, and children 12 and under.

Location

Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

www.mdcmoad.org/explore/Exhibit.aspx?EventID=22095

Buzz Art Auction Miami

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM - English

Buzz Art Auction, presented by JetSmarter, the nation’s most exciting art event series is returning to Miami on Saturday, April 21st, and will be held for the first time at the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel Miami Beach. The brainchild of art entrepreneur Michael Rosen, Buzz Art Auction is a traveling, live, NO RESERVE auction featuring original works from the nation’s top street artists alongside hors d’oeuvres, expert mixology and entertainment. Guests will also have the chance to enjoy cocktails and specialty tastings by Nobu Hotel.

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From aspiring collectors to connoisseurs, Buzz Art Auction offers guests of all levels an opportunity to bid on art in a fun and exciting atmosphere that other auctions do not possess. Previous events have featured the works of acclaimed artists including Kenny Scarf, Crash, Gregory Siff and Banksy. The event features unbelievable partners such as Jetsmarter, FlexWheels and Tequila Avion.

A percentage of proceeds from the Miami event will go to New World Symphony, consistent with Buzz Art’s mission to give back with each event. New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at the cost of $65 or for $85 at the door. Tickets may not be available at the door should the event sell out. 

Location

Nobu Eden Roc Hotel
4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Map)

Contact Information

Alchemy Agency

BuzzArtAuctions.com

Fundarte Presents Climakaze Miami Beach 2018

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 various times - English

Earth Day Weekend Spectacles that Inspire and Unite Climate Arts Community Produced by FUNDarte in partnership with Siren arts, Climakaze Miami hosts three diverse days of free activities and on bikeways and beaches.

The events include performances of Elizabeth Doud'sThe Mermaid Tear Factory through the gardens and along Lincoln Road, an Eco-Arts Gathering; a Bike-Dance-Swim Excursion and the "Dear Climate" creative writing intensive taking place over the weekend at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and on bikeways and beaches.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-519-6877

www.climakazemiami.org

www.mbgarden.org

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