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This Week and Weekend's Musts


LaVie Live on the Plaza

Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Miami native LaVie performed with her band at the 2016 Jazz in the Gardens and across the country as an opener for Ky-Mani Marley. Now, she and her band bring their signature blend of jazz, R&B and soul, influenced by LaVie's Caribbean roots, to Live on the Plaza.Live on the Plaza is a series of outdoor, socially distanced performances on our Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with light bites and beverage service.
Happy Hour pricing available until 7 p.m.
Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

$20 per person

New World Symphony and Jean-Yves Thibault

Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m.

The New World Symphony return to the Arsht Center for an exclusive evening of musical fireworks and fanfare with conductor Susanna Mälkki.

Info at

Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

Robert Andy Coombs: Notions of Care and Tesoro: Pepe Mar's Love Letter to the Frost

The Frost Museum is located at 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami.

More information here. 


Haunted Circus

The Traveling Haunted Circus comes to Miami. This thrilling quest features a cast of dubious characters including knife thrower Bill, fire eaters, aerial acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and spellbinding performances by a local circus troupe. Adding to the immersive spooky experience are pumpkin carvings, tarot readings, a petting zoo, a Halloween store, photoshoots and much more.

Through Oct. 31. Friday 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to midnight. Free parking.

Tropical Park Miami, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami.

For more information, click here. For tickets, click here.


The Max Weinberg Quintet Kicks Off Pinecrest Series

Max Weinberg used to the the drummer of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Ban and then was the music director and band leader of Late Night With Conan O'Brien. He's kicking off the famed 

Saturday, Oct 16 at 8 p.m.

Pinecrest Gardens,11000 SW Red Road, Pinecrest

Tickets are $45-$50 at pinecrest or 305-669-6990

Yvette Rodriguez, Founder, Afro-Latino Professionals of Miami, will moderate


Yvette Rodriguez, Founder, Afro-Latino Professionals of Miami, will moderate "Y Continuamos/And continuing: From the slave trade to building the Americas"

Afro-Latinx Narrative + The Complexity of Crossing Cultures, Identities, and Experiences Front And Center At Miami MoCAAD's Virtual Creative Conversation Series

Thursday, Oct, 21, 2021, at 6 p.m.

Miami MoCAAD and Orlando Addison, Afro-Latinx author, and advocate continue their celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Arts + Humanities month with the second installment of their virtual #creativeconversation, Y Continuamos/And continuing: From the slave trade to building the Americas the conversation will range from conquest and commercialization of Africans to the role of Africans in liberating South American colonies.

Register for free:

Locust Projects, Three Exhibitions

"Remants," a site specific project by Miami-based multidisciplinary artist Loni Johnson.

Lewis Colburn: A Fountain for a Dark Future.

Reverse Alchemy on the Gold Coast, a site-specific installation by Jessica Segall.

Through Nov. 6. Wednesday through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission Free.

Locust Projects is at 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami.

More info at

"Stories From Within"  

Through Saturday, Oct. 23.

ArtServe presents the multi-media exhibit "Stories From Within" 

Exhibiting artists include: Alfred Pérez, Amanda Perna, Bryin Smoot, Chuck Williams, Daniel Roemmelt, Daniela Sanchez Vegas, Dave Parish, Diane Lublinski, Enrique Cirino, Ernesto Masis, Forrest Kirby, Franovik Designs, Joseph Skarzynski, Kathy Linden, Pia Dugger, Richard Ferrugio, Rob Saunders, Robert Deutsch, Robert Figueroa-Peggs, Robert Maraziti, Roger Schinkler, Rosaria Vigorito, Suzanne Barton, Valerie Valera, Vicki Rosenthal Art and Walter O'Neill

ArtServe, which is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.   

Admission is free for all events.

HistoryMiami Presents "It's a Miami Thing: Highlights from Our Collection"

From the trademark cape of TV psychic astrologer Walter Mercado and the landmark neon "B" sign from the Burdines store, there are many treasures in this look at what's preserved at HistoryMiami.

Through Jan. 9, 2022.

HistoryMiami is located at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free Admission through Aug. 31.

Starting Sept. 1, admission will be $10 for adults.Call 305-375-1492 or

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AXS Art, the arts and culture branch of AXS Law Group in Miami, is supporting and promoting the local Miami arts community through their series of free online art classes with artists Jean Blackwell Font and Ignacio Font of Warehouse 4726, held every Wednesday at 6 p.m., where they will introduce the community to different forms of art and styles inspired by global artists.

Art Serve

#Trending Tuesdays: ArtServe’s monthly event moves online, featuring 20- to 30-minute performances and artist-led discussions of emerging, experimental or repertory work. Guests can discuss creativity with artists who are combining their work with social impact. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Art & Chat/Paint & Chat: These chat session feature an interview and/or demonstration with an artist who will demonstrate and discuss their techniques. Artists include Lizzy Taber, Erin Bassett, Michelle Rose Domb and Darius Daughtry.

Other programs include Performer Spotlights, panel discussions and forums. Also, there are plans to continue these virtual programs after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Go to for details.

Bass Museum

Bass Museum, Tracey Moffatt, Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015, @TheBassSquared
Shown for the first time in a digital context, Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 by Tracey Moffatt and her longtime collaborator, Gary Hillberg, are a collection of eight films surveying the nature of representation and genres of film. 

Click here.

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Creativity is Not Canceled. New Exhibition “Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery.”

Edwar Simal Photography Small Pop-Up Gallery

805 Lincoln Lane N, Miami Beach.

 "Lifeguard Tower Series: Miami Beach."

See the series online

Guy Harvey

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist and scientist Dr. Guy Harvey is helping families stay engaged, entertained and educated while they spend time at home during COVID-19 with 2 initiatives, at no cost, 25 fun and fascinating educational videos at that give an up close and personal look at the white shark, white marlin, shortfin mako shark, barracuda, oceanic whitetop shark, grouper, stingray and great hammerhead shark, among others.

Harvey is also sponsoring a 2021 Fish Art Contest. The Art of Conservation® inspires young people. This award allows young artists to highlight saltwater fish species and shine a spotlight on their critical role in ocean ecosystems. More details about the Guy Harvey Award can be found at

Download Miami Beach Botanical Gardens Coloring Book

Artist Sheila Elias Virtual Studio Tour

Young Arts Photography Exhibit

YoungArtsYoungArts iteration of "do it (home)" curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. 28 participating artists across 9 artistic disciplines will present and speak at opening.

Oolite Arts Relief Fund

Offers up to $500 to cover lost income due to the novel Coronavirus.

Deering Estate

Limited guided access of the museums daily  at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Register for guided access at ticket booth.


Nu Deco Ensemble

Nu Deco Ensemble, the innovative hybrid orchestra that ushers classical music into the 21st century, and Kishi Bashi, the indie singer/songwriter and violinist extraordinaire, are premiering their live video performance of Kishi's 2012 single, "I Am The Antichrist To You". Watch exclusively today via PopMatters HERE.

Miami Symphony Orchestra "The Comeback"


 Miami New Drama's MasterMind Classes

A new online Master Class Series created with artists and you in MiND. Miami New Drama says: "We are continually finding new ways to expand our education programs and NOW, we have free digital sessions being offered by our expansive network of award-winning artists!"

Sign up.

New City Players

New City Players go on live on Instagram with a different South Florida theatre artist every night, with drinks in hand, "until we get through this pandemic and theaters have safely reopened their doors! Our motive: to bring attention to the South Florida Theatre League Relief Fund and raise money for artists in need!"

Miami Light Project: Telling Stories

South Florida Theater League Relief Fund

The South Florida Theatre League Relief Fund was created in March 2020 to help theatres compensate workers they had to lay off during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund was created to be a standing fund to help the South Florida Theatre Community through this time and any future crises. Donations to this fund are tax deductible and help the community when it is in need.


Doral Central Park Drive In Movie Series

3000 NW 87th Ave., Doral.

$5 to $15 per vehicle.

Tickets here.

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Donate a Ticket To Deering

Deering Estate and Deering Estate Foundation wants to help Pay It Forward. For every ticket purchased, Deering Estate will match up to 5,000 tickets for a way to extend gratitude for first responders and healthcare professionals.

Find out how to donate here.

MAMP Sessions

Thursdays at 10 a.m., Small group session Zoom with business experts. Registration required. Register

Miami Design Preservation League

Happy 100th Birthday Barbara Baer Capitman, Watch "Barbara's Crusade" produced by the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs in collaboration with the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority

Miami Book Fair

Virtual offerings from the world's biggest book fair.


The Adrienne Arsht Center goes virtual with the launch of Arsht@Home, a new at-home online program which celebrates the arts with free educational and entertaining content to inspire creativity while keeping the community connected and active. Arts lovers from South Florida and beyond can access Arsht@Home content directly on the Center’s website at and via its social media channels (@arshtcenter).



Arsht Center’s HR professionals are providing virtual job interview and resume prep sessions at no cost. The nonprofit’s virtual program, called Arsht@Work, offers job hunters of all professional backgrounds and from anywhere across the country with a complimentary 30-minute, one-on-one live resume and interview workshop with the Center’s HR team including Trish Brennan, VP of HR, and Kimba King, director of HR. 

 Adrienne Arsht Center Farmers' Market

The Arsht Center is pleased to announce a preorder and pickup option at Market Mondays virtual farmers market. You can still purchase your weekly haul from Urban Oasis Project and other local favorites. Consider donating a box of groceries to one person or a family while you shop. Donation options are under the Veggies category in the online store. Initial orders close at 9 p.m. every Thursday. The online store will reopen with limited inventory on Friday at 9 p.m. until Sunday at 9 p.m.

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