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M Ensemble's

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M Ensemble's "Blues for an Alabama Sky"


M Ensemble

"Blues for an Alabama Sky"

Sondrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33127.

Info and tickets here.Through May 29.

Zoetic Stage

"Our Dear Dead Drug Lord"

Miami native Alexis Scheer's original play.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday (no matinee May 14), through May 22.

Carnival Theater, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.

Cost: $55-$60; (305) 949-6722. 

Read our review at

Actors' Playhouse

"Murder on the Orient Express"

Through June 5

Performances, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Miami New Drama"The Cuban Vote"

A Miami premiere by Carmen Peláez.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday (additional 8 p.m. performance May 12), through May 15.

Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. (305) 674-1040 or

 Read the review here. 


Orchestra Miami 

Wendy Pedersen performs with the Orchestra Miami and her long-time collaborator, Jim Gasior on the piano. Also featuring Jamie Ousley on bass and Mike Harvey on drums.

Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m.

Miami's Scottish Rite Temple, 471 NW 3rd St., Miami.

Tickets range from $5 to $35.

Free onsite parking. 

Tickets or call (305) 274-2103. 


Miami International Piano Festival

Classical Sundays at 5 p.m.

Ariel Lanyi, pianist

Sunday, May 22 at 5 p.m.

Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188 St., Aventura, Fla.

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Miami City Ballet: Prodigal Son
Saturday, May 21 and Sunday,  May 22 at the Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Tickets start at $30.
See the preview and more information about buying tickets here.
Miami Dance Hub: Cocktails and Conversation
Enjoy a beverage and join South Florida dance colleagues and friends for an afternoon of greetings, meetings, laughter and sharing at the return of our popular "Cocktails and Coversation"
1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 22, The Aloft Coral Gables, 2524 Le Jeune Road, next to Sanctuary of the Arts.
For information, contact or (312) 282-4636.


NOULA: Haitian Heritage Month Group Exhibition

Miami Design District, Buick Building, NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Through May 28. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.


NOULA is an exhibition that challenges the idea of the Haitian experience and existence. This exhibition brings together contemporary Haitian artists from different parts of the world who disrupt and confront the negative notion about Haitian culture, societal standards and the perceptions of self-identity in relation to imposed narratives. Curated by Yvena Despagne.

Artists include:

Carl Juste | Corine “Eniroker” Brezault | Charles Jean-Pierre | Claudia Apaid | Dubreus Lherisson | Edouard Duval-Carrié | Franck H Godefroy | Jean Emmanuel | Jhonny Cineus | Josue Azor | Jude Papaloko Thegenus | Mark Fleuridor | Michaëlle Sergile | Mirlande Constant | Mwanel Pierre-Louis | Naderson Saint-Pierre | Nadia Wolff | Natacha Thys | Nico Vorbe | Olivier “Oski'' Vilaire | Pascale Monnin | Phaidra Sterlin | Roudy Azor | Ruth Burotte | Xavier “SAMDI” Delatour | Stephen Arboite | Steven Baboun | Tasha Dougé | Vickie Pierre | Woosler Delisfort


"My Name is Maryan"

Through Oct. 2

Curated by Alison M. Gingeras, the exhibition is a monographic presentation of four decades of paintings, sculptures, drawings and film by the iconoclastic, ground-breaking Polish-born artist Maryan. Drawing upon new scholarship and a trove of never-before-exhibited works, “My Name is Maryan” is the first retrospective to holistically examine all periods of Maryan’s life and work. After closing in October, the exhibition will then travel to Tel Aviv.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

770 NE 125th St., Miami

Info at



Fountainhead Artists Open, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 21.

The third edition of artists open is free to the public and to Miami-Dade County artists working in non-residential spaces.

Visitors can watch artists at work and see studios through Miami-Dade County.

Various locations. Free. 


Gally by Art Labbe 

"Discover Your Doorway," Patricia San Pedro

May 12, 13 and 14, opening nights, 6 to 9 p.m.

Exhibit runs through May 23.

2522 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables.

More info at


ArtToSaveLives Contemporary

 "Healing Nature" featuring nine artists from Miami's Hot Stuff Collective.

Opens May 7 through May 28

9705 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores, FL

Info at

Piero Atchugarry

“50 Years, a Day. Studio la Città, a Story” 

5520 NE 4th Ave., Miami

See the feature here. 

Bonnier Gallery


Works by Carl Andre and Richard Hogund

Bonnier Gallery, 3408 NW 7th Ave., Miami

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday and Monday by appointment.

Call (305) 960-7850 or

Locust Projects

Through June 18

Immersive installation by Taiwanese-American artist Jia-Jen Lin; a two-channel video installation by Austin-based artist R. Eric McMaster; and a video series guest curated by Italian-born, Miami-based curator and climate activist Ombretta Agró Andruff. 

Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Ave., Miami. 

Find out more here.

Doral Contemporary Art Museum 

Botero at Full Volume

A pop-up exhibition showcases the graphic art of the celebrated Colombian artist Fernando Botero, is open to the public and will remain on view until June 30, 2022. 

CityPlace Doral, 8300 NW 36th Street, Suite 115 Doral, FL 33166


More information here. 

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