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Events: February 24, 2018

Artful Playdates

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - English

Artful Playdates provide children and their families multiple ways to explore learning through activities that promote language development, reading, and collaborative play. This event is free and open to the public.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-348-2890

305-348-2762

thefrost.fiu.edu

Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger is organized by PAMM Curator René Morales and presented by Citi with generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Lead individual support received from Dennis Richard and Susan Bell Richard, Mark and Nedra Oren, and George Lindemann. Support from the J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami and Veuve Clicquot is also gratefully acknowledged.

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Dara Friedman (b. 1968, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; lives in Miami) uses everyday sights and sounds as the raw material for film and video artworks that reverberate with emotional energy. A former student of the famously rigorous Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka, Friedman engages tendencies in 20th-century experimental cinema that call for a radical reduction of the medium to its most essential material properties. The artist crafts each of her films with meticulous care, making precise choices with respect to camerawork, film stock, and editing strategy while taking into consideration every aspect of the presentation of her work in physical space, from the scale of the images to the specific qualities of the playback equipment. In place of linear storylines, her films typically portray straightforward gestures and situations that she has planned out in advance and that unfold according to predetermined rules and guidelines.

Yet for all of Friedman’s strenuous logic and discipline, her approach remains unabashedly sensual and emotive. Bearing rich imagery and a strong emphasis on bodily experience, her films generate moments of high-pitched, cathartic intensity as well as serene, even euphoric interludes. In recent years, Friedman has increasingly explored the charged boundaries between the public and private spheres, working with musicians, dancers, actors, and other individuals selected through casting calls and auditions. These experimental collaborations dovetail with the artist’s longstanding endeavor to use her work as a means of engendering empathy while pounding on the walls that separate viewer from subject, artist from audience, self from other.

Spanning more than 20 years of creative production, this immersive exhibition is Friedman’s first mid-career survey, and the largest presentation of her work to date.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

A Dancing Imagination

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 2:30 PM - English

Momentum shows kids how any topic can be fodder for dance by using your imagination. Duet is an unusual pas de deux for a dancer and electric car. I See A Song explores how we can “see” music and “hear” color. Bubble Wrap has the dancers popping that irresistible stuff through rhythms in their feet, ballet steps, jumping and rolling and more hilarious antics. Power Hitter incorporates the world of sports in a portrait of a baseball player trying to hit a home run.

  • February 24 at 2:30 p.m.
    South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189.
    For Information Call: 305-233-8140.
  • April 7 at 11:00 a.m.
    Coral Gables Public Library, 3225 Segovia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
    For information call: 305-442-8706.
  • May 19 at 11:00 a.m.
    South Miami Branch Library, 6000 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143.
    For Information Call: 305-667-6121

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection

This exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban art. It presents a selection of works by Contemporary Cuban artists donated to the museum by Jorge M. Pérez, the majority from a recent gift of over 170 pieces, as well as works previously gifted to PAMM in 2012, and several recent acquisitions. The selection includes multiple images of the horizon, and these works serve to structure the conceptual framework of the exhibition. The diverse meanings placed on the horizon—which include it as a symbol of longing, containment or desire—radiate across the additional works on view. Produced in various media, such as, painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation, these contemplative artworks help generate a discussion regarding the specificities of Cuba’s current physical, social, and political environment, as revealed through each artist’s personal experience and unique aesthetics. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Jorge M. Pérez. On the Horizon is presented in three distinct, yet interconnected “chapters,” with a new chapter opening every three months. Chapter 2: Abstracting History is on view untilJanuary 7, 2018.

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection is organized by PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander. This exhibition is presented by City National Bank with additional support provided by Cidade Matarazzo, Crystal & Co., and Pomellato.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

www.pamm.org/horizon

Ojalá/Inshallah: Wishes From the Muslim World

Saturday, Feb 24, 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

YoungArts Miami 2018

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Dance, Theater and Voice Performance. Directed by Caleb Teicher (Alumnus).

  • General admission $15
  • Students $5
  • Alumni Free

Location

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

2018 Children Library Series

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 2:30 PM - English

Since celebrating 35 years of dance, art and culture last season, Momentum Dance Company, alongside Founder & Artistic Director Delma Iles, is now proud to announce the programming for the 2018 Children Library Series. The Company will produce theircritically acclaimed series in libraries across Miami-Dade County with performances of Peter and the Wolf,The Emperor and the Nightingale, and more!

“Starting in early 2018, Momentum will be providing free performances for children at one of the mostly influential locations in a child’s life, the library!” Remarked Iles.“We’ve created this series to help children explore their wild and blooming imaginations through song and dance.It’s one of the great cultural connectors.”

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All performances are free admission. They include:

Counting Songs. This fun and action packed 30-minute performance teaches younger children their numbers 1-8 while simultaneously teaching the multiplication tables for the same numbers to older kids. Each number comes to life with an original song by local composer Devin Marsh and a dance by Momentum's delightful, goofy, and high-energy dancers. Each song is in a different musical style (jazz, reggae, rock, Caribbean, classical, rap) and each dance has a special element such as puppets, scarves, stuffed animals, rhythm instruments and more! "Counting Songs" is the most fun you can have doing math!

  • April 5 at 6:00 p.m. – West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165. For Information Call: 305-553-1134.

The Emperor and the Nightingale – A Tale from China. A benevolent, but sickly Chinese Emperor is healed by the magical song of a simple gray Nightingale. The Emperor and the members of the court are amazed, and want to keep the Nightingale in a golden cage. But when the Emperor of Japan sends a golden, jewel encrusted, mechanical bird, the Emperor and the members of the court forget about the Nightingale, and she flies away. Eventually, the glittering mechanical bird breaks, and the Emperor falls ill again, but the kind Nightingale comes back to save the Emperor, who agrees that she can be free.

  • February 3 at 11:00 a.m. –Coral Gables Public Library, 3225 Segovia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For information call: 305-442-8706.

A Dancing Imagination. Momentum shows kids how any topic can be fodder for dance by using your imagination. Duet is an unusual pas de deux for a dancer and electric car. I See A Song explores how we can “see” music and “hear” color. Bubble Wrap has the dancers popping that irresistible stuff through rhythms in their feet, ballet steps, jumping and rolling and more hilarious antics. Power Hitter incorporates the world of sports in a portrait of a baseball player trying to hit a home run.

  • February 24 at 2:30 p.m. – South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189. For Information Call: 305-233-8140.
  • April 7 at 11:00 a.m. –Coral Gables Public Library, 3225 Segovia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For information call: 305-442-8706.
  • May 19 at 11:00 a.m. – South Miami Branch Library, 6000 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143. For Information Call: 305-667-6121

Peter and the Wolf. Momentum delights young audiences with a perennial children’s favorite! This classic folk tale with music by Russian composer Sergi Prokofiev is the most popular children’s work the company has ever offered! Kids join clever Peter and his friends the Bird and the Duck as they work together to outwit and capture the fierce Wolf. Other characters include grumpy Grandfather and the ridiculous Hunters. Each character is represented by a different instrument of the orchestra and a unique way of moving. Comedy, drama, suspense and excitement make this work a must-see experience.

  • May 12 at 11:00 a.m. –Coral Gables Public Library, 3225 Segovia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For information call: 305-442-8706.
  • And two additional children’s performances in libraries countywide to be announced.

Momentum Dance Company’s 2018 Children’s Library Series is sponsored in part by: The National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Board of County Commissioners, the City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Arts Council, and the Thoressen Foundation.

Contact Information

www.momentumdance.com

Globalfest on the Road

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Globalfest on the Road: The Golden Age of Latin Music Featuring Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza. Co-presented by FUNDarte.

Mexico and Cuba combine musical forces when infectious indie mambo band Orkestra Mendoza and the Chicano band Las Cafeteras team up for an explosive evening of Latin sounds.

*VIP ticket includes preffered table seating and one complimentary drink.

Location

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

Live on Lincoln, featuring Mojo Ike & Val Woods Motown & More (Free)

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - English

The Lincoln Road B.I.D. presents Live on Lincoln, featuring Mojo Ike & Val Woods Motown and More, celebrating Black History Month. Grammy nominated artists Ike and Val Woods have performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. In 2007 the Ike and Val Woods Blues Band competed and won first place at the Monterey Blues Festivals’ “Battle of the Bands”. They have shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Gill Scott, Ramsey Lewis, KEM, Jerry Butler, Jeffrey Osborne, Bobby Blue Bland, the Whispers, Tommy Castro, Eddie Cotton Jr., Jonathan Butler, David Sanborne, Earl Klugh, Betty Wright, Nestor Torres, the Ruppingtons, Pancho Sanchez and the O’Jays. The Miami based Blues Duo recently completed an eighteen city European Tour where they electrified their audiences with their high energy yet soulful Blues performances.

Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Location

The Lincoln Road B.I.D. - Alton Road
1111 Lincoln Road stage, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 (Map)

Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM - English

WALL Miami is proud to announce: Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe

  • Hosted by: Kristine Hall.
  • Sounds by: Rony Seikaly + Fiin.
  • Music Style: House Music.
  •  Follow us: @WALLmiami.

*Lineup subject to change without notice

Location

WALL LOUNGE
2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-938-3130

www.wallmiami.com/

Miami Childrens Chorus: Sing on the Beach

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 11:30 AM - English

Come join in a group concert, presented by Miami Children's Chorus as part of their All Together Now project. All Together Now (ATN), is a community service project established by the Miami Children's Chorus in order to promote a unified sense of community through singing. It is a series of free community sing-alongs given around Miami-Dade County, where audiences will have an opportunity to join together, singing songs that all people can sing and enjoy throughout their lifetime.

  • Free admission
  • All Ages welcome

Location

North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (Map)

Contact Information

305-672-5202

NorthBeachBandshell.com

10th Anniversary season of Jazz Roots: Miami’s Best Jazz Series!

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

The Arsht Center is thrilled to announce the 10th Anniversary season of JAZZ ROOTS which brings jazz legends from around the globe to our own Knight Concert Hall – acclaimed as one of the most acoustically superb concert halls of our age!

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We’ll kick off the 2017-2018 season with Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday Tribute, a star-studded celebration of the First Lady of Song’s centennial birthday. In December, we are excited to host the globally celebrated musician, educator and current bandleader of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human. We begin 2018 with a collaboration that spans generations – teen prodigy and two-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Joey Alexander and his trio shares the stage with Grammy Award-winning legend Ramsey Lewis and his quartet. In February 10-time Grammy winner George Benson returns to the Arsht Center and will be joined by ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro, who has collaborated with Dave Koz, Yo-Yo Ma, and many others. In March, we welcome back the 2017 Grammy Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Gregory Porter with Sara Gazarek, hailed by the LA Times as “the next important jazz singer.” The season concludes in April with Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés with Irakere 45.

6-show packages start at just $232. Subscribe now & save up to 25%!

Location

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

Florida Grand Opera: Rising Stars Cabaret

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 8:30 PM - English

Florida Grand Opera Rising Stars Concert features members of the 2017-18 Young Artists Program in a special Opera Cabaret celebrating more than 400 years of opera and musical theater. Experience some of the world’s most beloved arias and songs from Milan to Broadway!

Location

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

Clark Gable Slept Here

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Main Street Players presents Clark Gable Slept Here, the second show of the 2017-2018 season.

This dark comedy by local playwright Michael McKeever is two doors short of a farce. The fast-paced play is a peek behind the curtain of life in the Hollywood fast lane. The show takes place in a suite at the classic hotel Chateau Marmont on the night of the Golden Globe Awards. What transpires is a bleak, tragic and unapologetically hilarious look at what the movers and shakers of Tinsel Town are willing and able to do in order to keep and preserve their secrets and the status quo of the Hollywood mystique and lifestyle. The show is directed by John Ferry, with Dennis Lyzniak as the production manager.

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The cast is as follows:

Jarrod "Hilly" Hilliard: Clint Archambault

Morgan Wright: Sandi Stock

Gage Holland: Chris D'Angelo

Travis: Roderick Randle

Estella: Marcela Paguaga

Clark Gable Slept Here runs February 2nd through February 25th, 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. Theatre League members $20 with i.d. at the door only. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.mainstreetplayers.com, or at the box office 60 minutes prior to showtime. For more information contact Patty Fernandez at 786-344-7551.

 

Location

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

Contact Information

305-558-3737

www.mainstreetplayers.com

Small Mouth Sounds

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Written by Bess Wohl
  • Directed by Rachel Chavkin

Small Mouth Sounds is a funny and ingenious new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. The New York Times says, “it leaves you moved, refreshed and even enlightened.” And New York Magazine declares “it deserves to be seen and re-seen!” It’s a theatrical experience and an emotional journey you will never forget.

In the quiet of the woods, six strangers embark on a silent retreat. As they struggle to confront their internal demons, their vows of silence collide with their achingly human need to connect. Written by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy) and directed by Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Small Mouth Sounds is “a remarkable range of pain, joy and hope in 100 deeply engrossing minutes.” (Time Out New York)

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Location

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

A pioneering rock opera that became a global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar retells the last seven days in the life of the social and political rebel Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. Chart-topping songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, such as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the high-octane title number, highlight the struggles of Jesus' final days before his crucifixion. Don't miss this righteous and explosive rock musical -- filled with the unforgettable tunes of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice

Doors open 1 hour before.

Location

Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331 (Map)

Contact Information

PPTOPA

954-437-4884

www.pptopa.com

If I Forget by Steven Levenson

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

GableStage at the Biltmore presents the Southeastern premiere of If I Forget by Tony-Award winner Steven Levenson.

A powerful tale of a Jewish-American family and a culture at odds with itself. Three siblings reunite to celebrate their father’s 75th birthday. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, they negotiate — with biting humor and razor-sharp insight — how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.”Passionate and provoking! Brainy in its arguments and visceral in its emotions!” – New York Times

Location

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

Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - English

A modern day “Beauty” named Bella is reading a book about a selfish prince who has a “Beastly” curse placed upon him. While reading, Bella is visited by a mysterious dog named “Worm” who replaces Bella’s book with a magical one that allows the book’s characters to communicate with Bella. The Beastly Prince has to find someone to love him so he captures Bella’s father and uses the enchanted book to bring Bella to his castle, hoping to convince her to love him. Will Bella help the Beast? Will the Beast learn about caring for someone other than himself or will his kingdom, and all who reside there, be doomed forever?

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.tickets.actorsplayhouse.org/

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Join us for the opening reception for Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project.

Summary of Exhibition

In 2013, fifty years after the infamous attack on the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church and the ensuing violence throughout the city of Birmingham, Dawoud Bey created a project to commemorate the children who were killed or injured. Over the course of seven years, Bey developed The Birmingham Project—a series of vibrant and poignant portraits of current residents who represent the ages of the victims when they died, as well as the ages they would have been if they were still alive. The Birmingham Project required the participation of many who lived through the bombing as well as those for whom its historical significance marks their city as a place where the Civil Rights movement gained immediate urgency.

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The exhibition is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Exhibition Series, which addresses issues of race, diversity, social justice, civil rights, and humanity to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and to enrich our community with new perspectives.

This exhibition was sponsored by the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Alumni Relations, and Multicultural Programs and Services.

This exhibition was organized by the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-348-2890

305-348-2762

frost.fiu.edu/exhibitions/2017/dawoud-bey.html

thefrost.fiu.edu/

Intertidal (A.S.T. - Alliance of the Southern Triangle)

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Opening Reception is on Saturday, January 20 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM and will be on view through April 2, 2018.

"Intertidal," will kick-off Jan. 20 at noon with a conversation between curator Natalia Zuluaga and the members of A.S.T. (Alliance of the Southern Triangle) formed by London-based artist and writer Diann Bauer, Miami-based artists and architects Felice Grodin and Elite Kedan and New York-based curator Patricia Margarita Hernández.

"Intertidal" offers a multi-disciplinary experience of what Miami might look like as the seas continue to rise. Visitors will be immersed in a series of newly commissioned videos, audio and wall drawings by A.S.T.

This exhibit imagines Miami as an intertidal zone, an area above water at low tide, yet flooded at high tide.

  • How could Miami adapt to live with water?
  • How could the city change its infrastructure, economy and ecology to survive rising tides?

"Intertidal" opens the door to conversations about the future of life in coastal South Florida.

Location

ArtCenter South Florida
924 Lincoln Rd,Suite 205, miami Beach, AK 33139 (Map)

The Art Of Balance

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, as part of Art at Fairchild, is proud to welcome sculptor Jerzy Kedziora's works for this season's exhibition.

Enjoy The Art of Balance sculpture exhibition throughout the Garden from Saturday, through Saturday, March 31, 2018

Admission Pricing. The exhibition is included with Garden admission.

  • Free for Fairchild Members
  • Adults: $25
  • Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
  • Children (ages 6-17): $12
  • Free for children 5 and younger

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ABOUT THE ART OF BALANCE

These balanced sculptures are the only statues in the world which, positioned, for instance, on a rope, a rod, a peak of the pyramid, still keep their balance, defying appearing to defy gravity.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jerzy Kedziora’s works can be found in museums, galleries and governmental institutions, including the Presidential Palace in Warsaw and diplomatic posts in the United States. Recently, he was a special guest at events like Art Palm Beach, where his works were displayed at the entrance of the exhibition pavilions.

Location

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156 (Map)

Transformation Exhibit

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

Art has the power to transform, to educate and to motivate. Art is a process from inspiration to exhibition. An artist brings their perception of ordinary objects to life in captivating presentations. Visit our newest exhibit “Transformation” featuring emerging artists Satya Vani and Sonya Sanchez Arias. Experience “Transformation.”

Location

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

Downtown Walking Tour

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - English

Stroll through the bustling business district of Coral Gables. This thriving area began in the 1920s. Did you know the Colonnade Hotel was once the Coral Gables Sales Center? Or that electric trolleys once connected downtown Coral Gables to downtown Miami? Visit historic Mediterranean Revival buildings, including a former Ford dealership, outdoor theater, and riding club. Newer additions to the cityscape help tell the complete downtown story. This program is generously supported by the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables.

$5 for Museum members, $10 for general public. Free for Bank of America – Merrill Lynch cardholders on the first full weekend of each month!

Location

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

Contact Information

305-603-8067

www.coralgablesmuseum.org/

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Saturday, Feb 24, 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)

Shelter Design

Saturday, Feb 24, 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)

Black Barbershops in Miami

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Sponsored by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau

The Art of Black Miami, in it's 3rd year, will shine a spotlight on local, national and international aspiring and renown artists. Launching during Art Basel, but continuing year-round, this initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic neighborhoods.

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In 2006, the Miami-Dade Public Library System invited Miami photojournalist and documentarian Noelle Théard to create a new body of work in response to a series of photographs in the Library's permanent collection by Richard Davenport. Théard responded to the Davenport photographs, which depict black barbershops in Miami during the early 1980s, by revisiting some of the same barbershops in December of 2006. Both sets of photos are included in the exhibition.

Noelle Théard is a photographer and educator who holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in African Diaspora Studies from Florida International University and an MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design. She is a cofounder of FotoKonbit, a nonprofit that teaches photography in Haiti in order to provide Haitians with training and the opportunity to tell their own stories through photography.

Richard Davenport was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and was raised in New York City. He returned to North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro to study photography. Through his photography, he has been involved in a variety of teaching and work experiences. In the summer of 1980, he taught a six-week workshop for children at the Miami-Dade Public Library System's Lemon City Branch.

Location

Downtown Miami Area
2111 SW 19th ST., Miami, FL 33145 (Map)

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Saturday, Feb 24, 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

Elephants and other Big Subjects

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Opening Reception: February 22nd.

Using my brush as a weapon to stop poaching, protect elephants, and raise awareness about what they need to survive and thrive. Elephants are a keystone species, their fate is intrinsicly tied to our very own.

Location

ArtServe, Inc.
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Map)

Within Genres

Saturday, Feb 24, 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)

Overload, a new contemporary arts exhibition

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 various times - English

Vizcaya presents Overload, a new exhibition on view December 6, 2017 through April 2, 2018. Five arts have been commissioned to explore the activation of the senses in this immersive exhibition created for the estate. Artist include Katherine Behar (NY, NY), David Brooks (NY, NY), Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Miami, FL), Arnout Meijer (Amsterdam, NL) and Tanja Smeets (Utrecht, NL). The artists work emphasizes engagement and considers how the activation of the senses can alter the experience of a space.

Location

Vizcaya Village
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129 (Map)

Contact Information

Gina Wouters

305-860-8453

bit.ly/OvrloadViz

www.vizcaya.org

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Saturday, Feb 24, 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)

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