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#stayathome and #socialdistancing Events Around the Community

This Week and Weekend's Musts


 The Ladies of Motown

Celebrating Mother's Day weekend featuring Shantel Baker, Tangela Flowers, Parakeyah Coleman and Richard Burton performing Motown and R&B classics including a tribute to the Supremes. Live in-person event with COVID protocols in place.

Saturday, May 8 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Ave., Miami

Click here for tickets

Livestream on Facebook:

 Atomik Graffiti Artist Mural Class

Wyn 317, 4320 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami.

Miami-based graffiti artist, Atomik will lead a class at WYN 317! He will share his creative process and teach participants how to create their own version of his iconic orange and letters. Participants will complete their Atomik-inspired drawings to take home, then practice what they've learned by contributing to a graffiti mural in collaboration with the artist.

Tickets via Eventbrite ($25 - $50).

The Betsy

Zen and the Art of Conducting

 Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m.

Join Mark Gibson, Michael Rossi and Javier Jose Mendoza as they discuss navigating a life in classical music.


Adrienne Arsht Center Live on the Plaza

Sol and The Tribu

Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.


Sol and The Tribu is a group of Cuban musicians who blend traditional Caribbean music and modern technology with a Miami twist. As ambassadors of the New Miami Sound, they pride themselves on what makes Miami “The Magic City,” with its mix of Caribbean influences and American swamp funk.

Rahsaan Alexander "To Miami With Love"

DJ Fly Guy photography. "To Miami With Love" highlights the story and emotion of Miami's new normal quarantine.

Through May 8.

Ward Rooming House in Historic Overtown, 249 N.W. 9th St., Miami.

Little Haiti Book Festival 2021

Every Sunday in May, May 9 through 30, a new virtual show spotlights the many aspects of Haitian culture: discussions about Haitian Carnival, Creolish and storytelling, music, dancing and cooking.

Click here. 

New World Symphony

Friday, May 7

Season announcement and Wallcast at Soundscape Park, Miami Beach.

7:30 p.m., New World Symphony fellows perform in Soundscape Park live. 8 p.m., season announcement, 8:25 p.m., Wallcast begins. Stravinsky and Balanchine featuring dancers from Miami City Ballet, a broadcast of a concert from Feb 1, 2020.

Click here for information.

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Museum of Contemporary Art North MiamiMichael Richards: Are You Down?Afro-Caribbean artist who passed away in the Sept. 11, 2002 attacks.The exhibition will be on view through Oct. 10.The museum is located at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami, FL 33161. Admission to the museum is $10 and free for MOCA members and North Miami residents. For more information, visit, call 305-893-6211.

 Locust Projects

GeoVanna Gonzalez, "How To: Oh, Look at Me." Also, "Disembodied" film exhibition in the Project Room. 3852 North Miami Ave., Miami. By appointment only, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(Read the feature about Disembodied here for more information.)

Oolite Arts

Diverse Networks, Oolite Arts, 924 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor, April 21 through July 4, 2021.

Click here. 


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"

Frost School of Music: Friday Nights at Frost

Check out this virtual performance from Frost School of Music posted on  #FrostiesPerformForU pages. Bassoon choir plays Britney Spears’ “Toxic”


City Shorts Outside the Box

 The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

May 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $10.

Live and in person socially distanced evenings of fresh, new and original short plays.

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 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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