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Concrete in the Garden

Next date: May 24, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Work of FIU Architecture Students In The Design Studio of Professor Nick Gelpi.

Experience the architectural playgrounds of fabric formed concrete as a means for creating new spaces for the next generation.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-535-1464

mbus.fiu.edu

Crispy Tickles

Next date: May 24, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

A Group Student Exhibition Curated by Bfa And Mbus Leads Students Sonya Royal and Arina Polyanskaya.

Group exhibition including: Natalia Chavarria, Emilia Morrow, Javier Pozo, Arina Polyanskaya, Sonia Royal, Carlos Americano, Michelle Bardino, Isabella Rodriguez and Rafael Lucas.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-535-1464

mbus.fiu.edu

Ghosts of LB

Next date: May 24, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Enjoy this remarkable collection of student work in textiles as it fills the Washington Gallery on the first floor of the 420 Lincoln Road building.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-535-1464

mbus.fiu.edu

Memoryloss

Next date: May 24, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

New work by Inaugural CARTA - Bauhaus International Exchange Artist, Markus Hoffmann.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-535-1464

mbus.fiu.edu

The Betsy's May Events

Next date: May 24, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

  • Free and open to the public from 7-11 PM at the property's culinary venue. LT Steak & Seafood.

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  • Wednesday, May 8 - Live music with Pianist Ken Burkhart
  • Thursday, May 9 - Live Latin music with Silvia Santilli Duo
  • Friday, May 10 - Live music with Pianist Mike Gerber and Bass player Ethan Neuberg
  • Saturday, May 11 - Live music with Chamber Music Pakk Calloway Duo
  • Saturday, May 11 - Live music with Yamit Lemon & The Vinyl Blvd
  • Sunday, May 12 - Live choral concert with Collegium Musicum
  • Sunday, May 12 - Live music with Pianist & Vocalist Roxana Amed
  • Monday, May 13 - Live music with Pianist Mike Gerber
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Live Latin music with Andres Gonzalez and Carlos Andrade
  • Wednesday, May 15 - Live music with Pianist Ken Burkhart
  • Friday, May 17 - Live music with Pianist Mike Gerber and Bass player Ethan Neuberg
  • Saturday, May 18 - Live music with Pianist, Vocalist and Bass player Carole Ann Taylor
  • Monday, May 20 - Live music with Pianist Mike Gerber
  • Tuesday, May 21 - Live Latin music with Andres Gonzalez and Carlos Andrade
  • Wednesday, May 22 - Live music with Guitarist Joel DaSilva
  • Friday, May 24 - Live music with Pianist Mike Gerber and Bass player Ethan Neuberg
  • Monday, May 27 - Live music with Pianist Mike Gerber

MAY: Weekly Arts & Culture Programming

  • CEO Cocktails with Katie & Betsy: Every Friday at 5 PM in the Lobby Bar
    • Bring your significant canine other to enjoy a glass of wine, or bowl of water, and meet Betsy and Katie, the property’s Canine Executive Officers.

Location

The Betsy South Beach
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, AK 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-531-6100

www.thebetsyhotel.com/

Out of Context

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM - English

In a special partnership with the City of Miami Beach, FIU MFA Art and Art History Student and Ratcliffe fellow, Chris Friday was selected by curators and artists Octavia Yearwood and Jared McGriff to have a solo show of her work entitled "Out of Context" that explores black culture and identity. The project will open with a brunch reception during the Memorial Day festivities on Miami Beach.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Miami Beach Culture Crawl

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

As part of the City of Miami Beach's third Culture Crawl, MBUS will host artist Chris Friday to discuss her solo exhibition "Out of Context" that explores black culture and identity.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Reading Series: To Write

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College will present To Write Miami, a series of readings by Miami authors Pedro Medina Leon and Hernan Vera Alvarez. Pedro Medina Leon is the author of the acclaimed novel Varsovia (Florida Book Award 2017). Hernan Vera Alvarez has been featured in magazines and newspapers in the United States and Latin America such as El Nuevo Herald, Meansheets, Loft Magazine, El Sentinel, Sea-Latino, TintaFrescaUS, La Nacion, and Clarin.

Location

Soy e Pomodoro
2502, 120 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-237-7700

www.mdcmoad.org

To Write Miami Public Programs

Next date: May 29, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) will present To Write Miami, a series of readings by Miami authors that explores the city’s fascinating relationship with literature. Participating writers include Lynne Barrett, Scott P. Cunningham, John Dufresne, Patricia Engel, Fabienne Josaphat, Pedro Medina León, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Les Standiford,and Hernán Vera Álvarez. Events will take place the last Wednesday of every month from April through October, with an additional activity on May 15. The eight readings will be held at Soya e Pomodoro restaurant in Downtown Miami and they are free and open to the public.

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Writers who choose a city as their muse give voice to both a place and a people. Part scribe, part dreamer, they issue facts along with fantasies, leaving behind a history of the intangible realities of urban life—of a people's heartbreak and of their joy, of their loss and of their growth. The series To Write Miami brings nine beloved Miami writers to Soya & Pomodoro restaurant over eight nights to explore how stories emerge from the raw sights and sounds of the city they love. The series demonstrates how writers pay homage to Miami and how, in turn, Miami feeds their creativity. The innovative readings will include performative elements, reflections on the city that nurtures and inspires, and conversations on the writing process that often begins before words are even placed on the page.

To Write Miami accompanies MOAD’s A City of the People series, which will take place at multiple locations throughout Miami from April to December of this year. A City of the People will feature a wide range of art experiences, screenings, readings, and public programs that explore what it means to exist in, and as, an urban community. Part of the cross-disciplinary, cutting-edge programming of A City of the People, the readings of To Write Miami will initiate discussion on art’s capacity to reimagine civic life.

The full schedule of readings is as follows:

Patricia Engel, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Author of The Veins of the Ocean, which won the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year; It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, which won the International Latino Book Award; and Vida, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award and Young Lions Fiction Award. Her short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, A Public Space, The Sun, Kenyon Review, and Harvard Review. Her criticism and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Catapult. Born to Colombian parents, she earned her MFA at Florida International University and is currently a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Miami.

Fabienne Josaphat, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Author of Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, a debut novel released by Unnamed Press and published in French by Calmann-Levy. Her essay, “Summer is an Empty House,” recently made the Notable Essays mentions in Best American Essays 2016. Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have been featured in The Master’s Review, Grist Journal, Damselfly, Hinchas de Poesia, Off the Coast Journal, and The Caribbean Writer, as well as in Eight Miami Poets, a Jai-Alai Books poetry anthology. She lives in South Florida and is currently at work on a second novel.

Pedro Medina León and Hernán Vera Álvarez, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. (Event in Spanish)

Pedro Medina León studied Literature at Florida International University and is an award-winning writer, speaker, and editor. He is the author of the acclaimed novel Varsovia (Florida Book Award 2017), Mañana no te veré en Miami, and Marginal and Tour: una vuelta por la cultura popular de Miami, and coeditor of the anthologies Viaje One Way and Miami (Un)plugged. Medina León is a speaker member of the Florida Humanities Council and co-creator of the Escribe Aquí Festival for the Betsy Hotel, which was awarded a grant from the Knight Foundation. In 2008 he created the cultural portal Suburbano Ediciones and today suburbano.net, the leading Spanish-language cultural network in the United States.

Hernán Vera Álvarez, sometimes known as "Vera," has published the novel La librería del mal salvaje, two books of short stories—Una extraña felicidad (llamada América), andGrand Nocturno—and the comic book, La gente no puede vivir sin problemas! He is also coeditor of the anthologies Viaje One Way and Miami (Un)plugged. His work has been featured in magazines and newspapers in the United States and Latin America such as El Nuevo Herald, Meansheets, Loft Magazine, El Sentinel, Sea-Latino, TintaFrescaUS, La Nación, and Clarín. Born in Buenos Aires, he lived in the United States for eight years as an illegal immigrant, working in shipyards, discotheques, the kitchen of a nightclub, and in construction. He has taught creative writing at Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center.

Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Born in Camaguey, Cuba, in 1984 Rodríguez Iglesias is the author of Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog francés (My Favorite Girlfriend Is a French Bulldog) (Alfaguara 2017), and works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, children’s books, and theater. She has won a number of prestigious national and international awards, most recently the Paz Prize for Poetry in 2016 for her collection of poems, Miami Century Fox.

Les Standiford, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Standiford is Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami and the author of twenty-two books, including a series of thrillers starring hard-luck South Florida building contractor John Deal. In Presidential Deal (1998), the First Lady, based loosely on Hillary Clinton, is kidnapped in Miami. (Don’t worry folks, it was all made up.) He has also written works of history, including Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean, now in its 35th printing, and The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived our Holiday Spirits, which was made into a feature film starring Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer.

Lynne Barrett, August 28 at 7:30 p.m.7:30 PM

Barrett is the award-winning author of three story collections, most recently Magpies, which received the Florida Book Awards gold medal for fiction. Her recent fiction and nonfiction can be found in New Flash Fiction Review, Necessary Fiction, Mystery Tribune, The Miami Rail, The Southern Women’s Review, River Teeth’s Beautiful Things, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Flash! Writing the Very Short Story, and Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Stories Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. She’s the editor of the forthcoming anthology Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida. A recipient of the Edgar Award for best mystery story, Barrett teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University and is editor of The Florida Book Review.

P. Scott Cunningham, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.

P. Scott Cunningham lives in Miami and is the director of O, Miami Poetry Festival and the publisher of Jai-Alai Books. He is the author of Ya Te Veo (University of Arkansas Press, 2018), selected by Billy Collins for the Miller Williams Poetry Series. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in Harvard Review, POETRY, The Awl, A Public Space, RHINO, Los Angeles Review of Books, Tupelo Quarterly, Monocle, and The Guardian. Events and projects of O, Miami have been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, NPR’s Morning Edition, ESPN, and Time, and the organization was named by Fast Company as one of 51 “brilliant urban ideas that are changing America.”

John Dufresne, October 30 at 7:30 p.m.

He is the author of six novels: Louisiana Power & Light, Love Warps the Mind a Little (both New York Times’ Notable Books of the Year), Deep in the Shade of Paradise, Requiem, Mass., No Regrets, Coyote,and I Don’t Like Where This Is Going. He also wrote two short story collections: The Way That Water Enters Stone and Johnny Too Bad, as well as three chapbooks. He has two books on writing and creativity: The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction and Is Life Like This?: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months. John was a 2012–13 Guggenheim Fellow and teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami.

To Write Miami is curated by writer and journalist Anjanette Delgado and presented in partnership with the Miami Book Fair.

In April 2018, the Museum of Art and Design, Miami Dade College’s flagship museum, reopened with a renewed belief that art and design can change our communities and the world. MOAD offers groundbreaking exhibitions and programs that explore the challenges and opportunities we face locally and globally. Its programming convenes leading artists, designers, and thinkers to address the urgent questions of our time. MOAD strives to be a catalyst for action and a place that empowers people to rethink and remake their city. As the museum of Miami Dade College, MOAD follows its lead in operating throughout the city. Based in Downtown Miami’s Historic Freedom Tower, MOAD considers itself a Museum Without Boundaries. Its programing takes place in many neighborhoods, inviting everyone to be a part of the conversation. MOAD’s aim is to foster a reimagined Miami, built by and with its citizens.

  • April 24, at 7:30 p.m. (Patricia Engel)
  • May 15, at 7:30 p.m. (Fabienne Josaphat)
  • May 29, at 7:30 p.m. (Pedro Medina León and Hernán Vera Álvarez)
  • June 26, at 7:30 p.m. (Legna Rodríguez Iglesias)
  • July 31, at 7:30 p.m. (Les Standiford)
  • August 28, at 7:30 p.m. (Lynne Barrett)
  • September 25, at 7:30 p.m. (P. Scott Cunningham)
  • October 30, at 7:30 p.m. (John Dufresne)

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

Location

Soya e Pomodoro
120 NE 1st Street, Downtown Miami, FL N/A (Map)

Contact Information

305-237-7710

www.mdcmoad.org/

Summer by the Sea Marine Science Day Camp 2019

Jun 10, 2019 to Aug 2, 2019 - various times - English

Enjoy Early Bird savings on the "Best Summer Ever" through April 15th! Weekly camp sessions June 10-August 2, 2019.

  • $350 per week for campers 8-12 years old

Location

Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Map)

The Burden of the Incommunicable. Works by Sybren Renema

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM - English

Join us for the opening of photographs by Dutch-born, Glasgow-based artist, writer and musician Sybrn Renma.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Caribbean305

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Caribbean305, presented by The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Monster Energy® and Belvedere Vodka, returns to Miami, June 22, 2019 at Mana Wynwood!

Celebrate the culinary and cultural wonders of the Caribbean with unlimited tapas style dishes, an open bar, Caribbean music, entertainment & more!

14 award-winning chefs and mixologists will be representing Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos.

  • General Admission Tickets: $75.00 online ($100 at the door)

Location

Mana Wynwood
318 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Legna Ro

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

Born in Camaguey, Cuba, in 1984 Rodrlguez Iglesias is the author of Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog frances (My Favorite Girlfriend Is a French Bulldog) (Alfaguara 2017), and works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, children's books, and theater. She has won a number of prestigious national and international awards, most recently the Paz Prize for Poetry in 2016 for her collection of poems, Miami Century Fox.

Location

Soya e Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-237-7700

mdcmoad.org

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