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Events: March 30, 2019

Yona Friedman Space-Chain Phantasy-Miami

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

Don't forget to check out the newest art sculpture by Hungarian-born architect and renowned designer Yona Friedman only at the Miami Design District!

Titled Space-Chain Phantasy-Miami, it's his first public project in the United States and it will be on display in Paradise Plaza from March 2nd through May. The public sculpture is presented in collaboration with the Miami Design District and curated by Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Curatorial Advisor at DesignMiami/ and Gean Moreno, Curator of Programs at ICA Miami.

Location

Paradise Plaza
3547, 151 NE 41st St,, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

HistoryMiami Museum is excited to announce its new exhibit, Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities, opening March 16 to the public. The LGBTQ community has made strides in recent years, however, there's still room for growth and this exhibition shows the path leading up to today. Queer Miami will chronicle Miami's queer past over one hundred years, while sharing stories of those who refused to be silenced.

Exhibition Opening: March 16, 2019.

Exhibition Preview Night Party: March 15, 2019.

Location

HistoryMiami
101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130 (Map)

CONTEMPORANEA 2019 Featuring (B)ORGIA: Decadence & Decay

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 8:30 PM - English

Tickets: $35 General / $15 Students (box office only)

The corrupting influence of power and the lurid underbelly of society might seem like dark and heavy themes for a dance performance. But coming from South Florida’s leading contemporary company, Dance NOW! Miami, and in today’s political climate, their newest evening on Saturday, March 30, at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Arts Center, promises to be another fascinating and forward-leaning one. Program II will feature the world premiere of (B)ORGIA: Decadence & Decay, inspired by the real life story of the famous Italian Renaissance-era family, choreographed by Dance Now Artistic Co-Directors Diego Salterini and Hannah Baumgarten. The program will also include a reconstruction of Daniel Lewis’ classic There’s Nothing Here of Me But Me; and the world premiere of Baumgarten’s Fire Within, Fire Without: Dido on the Pyre; and an as yet untitled world premiere piece from Salterini.

Location

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188 Street, Aventura, FL 33180 (Map)

YoungArts Los Angeles

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

During YoungArts Los Angeles, winners from the area have the chance to share their talents with the public through multidisciplinary performances, a cinematic arts screening, and a visual arts exhibition.

YoungArts winners in the visual, literary, performing and design arts have the opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with fellow peers and luminaries in their artistic field. The intensive week includes interdisciplinary workshops and concentrated master classes with accomplished masters in their field, such as Academy Award-winning cinematographer Doug Blush, visual artist Mariah Garnett, Lucie Foundation Executive Director Cat Jimenez and distinguished jazz musician Dr. Ron McCurdy.

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Location

National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Dark Star Orchestra

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM - English

Performing to critical acclaim celebrating over 20 years and over 2700 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra's members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that contagious energy...in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

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Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the entire United States, plus Europe & the Caribbean touching down in seven different countries. DSO continues to grow its fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three night stands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, Milwaukee's SummerFest, The Peach Music Festival, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, and many more.

In addition to appearing at some of the nation's top festival, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual music festival and campaign gathering, titled the ‘Dark Star Jubilee', currently in its sixth year where DSO headline all three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts. Beyond the shores of the United States, DSO has taken its internationally-acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute to the beaches of Jamaica in the dead of winter for the past five years, with their event appropriately titled 'Jam in the Sand'. Featuring an ocean-side stage, DSO sets up camp to perform shows for four nights along the tropical sands of an all-inclusive resort, selling out the event each year for hundreds of lucky attendees.

Fans and critics haven't been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from six original Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and many more.

"For us it's a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years," keyboardist and vocalist Rob Barraco explains. "We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they've been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live."

Location

Pompano Beach Amphitheater
1806 Northeast 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (Map)

Daymé Arocena In Concert (CUBA)

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

With her captivating charisma and radiant spirit, Dayme Arocena effortlessly blends traditional Santerian chant, jazz stylings, contemporary R&B influences, and Afro-Cuban rhythmic complexity for audiences worldwide. Her passion for the musical traditions of her homeland is boundless "reigniting the Cuban soundtrack wherever she plays" (NPR). At every performance, Dayme coaxes her audiences into lively call-and-response chants with an irrepressible smile on her face, enamoring the whole audience in her charm. "Scat-singing over her trio’s swaying rhumbas and cha-cha-chas," (DownBeat), Dayme’s impact upon the history of Cuban music is undeniable.

  • $25 in Advance
  • $30 at the door
  • $5 discount for Students and Seniors (Limited)

Location

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

AMAL by Combat Hippies

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

AMAL delves into the impact of war for both combatants and noncombatants as people of color, and shares experiences of veterans’ adjustment to life after war, as well as those of refugees and asylum seekers from war-torn countries. The piece also explores the search for meaning, purpose, and identity through enlisting in the military, specifically focusing on Puerto Rico’s cultural and military heritage.

Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

Frida - Parker Playhouse

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s colorful score is a perfect match for the passionate art of the legendary painter Frida Kahlo.

Although the artist was wracked by agonizing physical pain and caught up in a stormy marriage to Diego Rivera, the flame that fueled Kahlo’s art just kept burning and never turned to ash. She created fifty-five self-portraits. But no portrait of her is quite as revealing as the one in Rodríguez’s opera.

Location

Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8TH ST, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Map)

Contact Information

Florida Grand Opera

1-800-741-1010

www.fgo.org

Frida - Adrienne Arsht Center

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

By Robert Xavier Rodríguez

Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s colorful score is a perfect match for the passionate art of the legendry Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Wracked by agonizing physical pain and caught up in a stormy marriage to Diego Rivera, the flame that fueled Kahlo’s art just kept burning and never turned to ash. She created fifty-five self-portraits. But no portrait of her is quite revealing as the one in Rodriguez’s opera.

Sung in English and Spanish with projected translations in English and Spanish.

Location

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

Contact Information

1-800-741-1010

Frida - Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

By Robert Xavier Rodríguez

Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s colorful score is a perfect match for the passionate art of the legendry Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Wracked by agonizing physical pain and caught up in a stormy marriage to Diego Rivera, the flame that fueled Kahlo’s art just kept burning and never turned to ash. She created fifty-five self-portraits. But no portrait of her is quite revealing as the one in Rodriguez’s opera.

Sung in English and Spanish with projected translations in English and Spanish.

Location

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,, FL 33312 (Map)

Contact Information

1-800-741-1010

The Children by Lucy Kirkwood

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they’re shocked to discover the real reason for her visit. This scary play makes tense drama out of the catastrophic results of human meddling in the natural world. 2018 Tony Best Play Nominee!

Location

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

Contact Information

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org

Memphis: the Musical

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

  • Music and lyrics by David Bryan
  • Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro

Inspired by actual events, Memphis follows the story of Huey Calhoun, a fictitious white radio DJ who was one of the first to play black music in 1950s Memphis, and Felicia, a black club singer who is hoping for her big break. Filled with laughter, soaring emotion, forbidden love, irresistible dancing, rhythm and blues, and roof raising rock ‘n’ roll, this winner of four Tony Awards including “Best Musical” features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), and a Tony-winning original score with music by David Bryan, one of the founding members of Bon Jovi.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

tickets.actorsplayhouse.org

Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

  • World Premiere Play
  • Written by BILLY CORBEN and AURIN SQUIRE

Building on the award-winning documentary series by rakontur, this new play recreates an outrageous era that riveted and shocked the world. It explores how coke, cash, and corruption created the Magic City we know today.

The cast features the accomplished Yancey Arias (Kingpin, Lethal Weapon) starring as Ayala, joined by Zilah Mendoza (Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy); Carbonell award-winners Nicholas Richberg (The Glades, Fun Home), and Stephen Anthony (Miami New Drama’s Our Town); Cuban-born, Miami-raised Andhy Mendez (The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black) Miami-based multidisciplinary artist Rudi Goblen (Miami New Drama’s Queen of Basel) and introducing Bryan Blanco (rakontur’s Screwball).

This production is funded in part by a Knight Arts Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Location

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

www.colonymb.org/ccc

Next Fall

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Luke is a devout believer. Adam is his boyfriend, and a militant agnostic - he doesn’t know, and you don’t either. "Next Fall" chronicles the five-year relationship of the unlikely couple, from their meeting, to their breakups and makeups, to finally the tragedy that forces Adam to seek comfort, strength, and communion with Luke’s religious parents. This play has mature language and situations; parental guidance is recommended PG-13.

Location

Cultural Center Multi Use Room
50 West Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (Map)

Crazy for You

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

The Wick Theatre is thrilled to present the timeless musical comedy Crazy for You, one of the most entertaining shows of all time a musical feast that showcases more than 20 Gershwin songs and recreates the golden era of the 1930's follies-style lavish production numbers. Tickets are $75-$85, website or call the box office.

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"Crazy for You features show-stopping musical numbers, fabulous songs and a tender and hilarious plot revolving around a love triangle," said Marilynn A. Wick, Managing Executive Producer. "With a score by the Gershwins, who could ask for anything more?"

This fast-paced, energetic extravaganza features lyrics by Ira Gershwin, music by George Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig. Billed as "The New Gershwin Musical Comedy," it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but incorporates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony for Best Musical, the 1993 Olivier Award (London) and 1994 Dora Award (Toronto) for Best Musical.

The plot revolves around a well-to-do young New Yorker, Bobby Child, who is sent to Nevada to foreclose on a theatre owned by the family business. Falling in love with the local postmistress, Bobby decides to produce a show to save the theatre. Showgirls and cowboys deliver beloved classic songs including "Embraceable You," "I Got Rhythm," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," and the heartbreaking ballad "But Not For Me."

Crazy for You is being directed by Norb Joerder with choreography by David Wanstreet, and stars Julie Kleiner and Matt Loehr.

Opening/Media Night: March 16, 2019.

Location

The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (Map)

Contact Information

561-995-2333

www.thewick.org

Bailey Contemporary Arts Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Penta Exhibit

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM - English

Pompano Beach Venue Celebrates Success as Gallery, Artist Incubator and Economic Catalyst.

Location

Bailey Contemporary Arts
41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (Map)

Contact Information

954-786-7879

www.baileyarts.org

Studio Life

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

Opening Reception: March 7, at 6pm.

AXS Art is pleased to unveil the opening of Studio Life, a collaboration of the following studio artists. As a community of artists, they understand the value of making work and approaching challenges through creative problem solving. In this exhibit, the artists will share the magic and wonder of the artist’s studio environment with guests.

  • Alex Morales, Dopico-Lerner Morales Studio
  • Jean Blackwell Font, Warehouse 4726
  • Maria Patiño, Maria Patiño Studio
  • Ignacio Font, Warehouse 4726

The exhibition is open from March 8 – June 1, 2019 (by appointment only)

Location

Wynwood
2121 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 201, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

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Kindsight© Images And Writings of Robert G. Zuckerman

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

Free and open to the public.

FIU CARTA Distinguished Affiliate and top-ranked photographer Robert G. Zuckerman has mounted an amazing exhibition featuring his collection of photographs and writings focused on the diverse and fascinating individuals he encounters in South Florida. Sponsored by a City of Miami Beach Cultural Anchors Grant.

Location

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

Without Labels

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM - English

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts is proud to present Without Labels, an exhibition exploring views of identity and cultural perception. The exhibition features the photographs of Jamie Robertson and works on paper by Shawna Moulton and runs from February 15-April 12, 2019.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 6-8pm, artist talk 7pm.

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"We are delighted to showcase the works of these talented artists, who through their research and art answer their own questions about identity and cultural perception," said curator Juliana Forero.

"As each artist peels away different cultural labels to discover their own identities, they invite the viewer to take that same journey of reflection and exploration."Jamie Robertson's Making Reference is an ongoing photographic series of self-portraits influenced by representations of Black Women in art history and popular culture. Ethnographic photographs from the Caribbean, South America and North America along with paintings from those regions serve as reference points for Robertson's self-portraits.

"Using my body and adornments such as gold hoop earrings, eyeliner and orchids, I explore my perceived identity and question how I see myself versus how others see me," said Robertson.

"This series allows me to explore the history of Black Women in the Americas and how they were seen while simultaneously allowing me the agency of self-representation to confront perceptions of my own identity."Shawna Moulton creates delicate works made from paper she makes herself, which she then embellishes with water colors and ink drawings. Moulton, who teaches the ancient art of papermaking at workshops throughout South Florida, also creates sculptures from paper, including life-size masks which depict both distinct and indistinct facial features."I create what I feel is truly important " me as my pure self," said Moulton.

"Who am I without a name, race, gender or any given label? It's like picturing a color you have never seen but know it exists."

About the artists:

Jamie Robertson is a visual artist and educator from Houston, Texas. She earned a BA in Art from the University of Houston in 2012 and a MS in Art Therapy from the Florida State University in 2014. She is a former recipient of the Pearlie Roberson Award for her joint Frenchtown Mural project. As an educator, Jamie is interested in cultural community development through creative youth development. Her creative practice explores history and identity in the African Diaspora through photography, printmaking and sculpture. Her work was featured in the 18th Annual Citywide African American Artists Exhibition at the University Museum at Texas Southern University and Through the Lens: Identity, Representation & Self-Presentation at FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Studio Art with a concentration in photography and digital media at the University of Houston Shawna Lukia Moulton was born in Freeport, Bahamas, was raised in Kingston, Jamaica and currently lives in Davie,Florida. In 2015, Shawna gained a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She is best known for her life size paper-casting figures and illustrations on handmade paper. Shawna continues to perfect her sculpture and paper-making expertise as well as her independent art workshops across South Florida.

Location

Historic Ali Cultural Arts
353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (Map)

Contact Information

www.alliarts.org

954 284-0141

55 Japanese Houses

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

Opening and Panel Discussion: Tuesday, February 26th at 6PM.

Join FIU Architecture Associate Professor Alfredo Andia, Lawrence Scarpa and FIU architecture students for an informal discussion of contemporary Japanese architecture and the phenomenon of the very small house. Free and open to the public.

Location

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

Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre: To Survive on This Shore

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 various times - English

Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults.

For over five years, Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre traveled throughout the United States seeking subjects whose experiences exist within the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic class, and geographic location. They moved from coast to coast, to big cities and small towns, documenting the life stories of this important but largely underrepresented group of older adults. The featured individuals have a wide variety of life narratives spanning the last ninety years, offering an important historical record of transgender experience and activism in the United States.

Location

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

Empowered Women at BaCA

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM - English

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents a Solo Exhibition by Florencia Clement de Grandprey. Her Empowered Women Series Portrays Strong, Elegant and Proud Ladies.

  • February 1 – March 30 l FREE
  • Opening reception: February 1, 6pm-9pm – during Old Town Untapped Downtown
  • Artist Talk: March 23, 2pm | FREE

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Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) begins the celebration Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day a little early with a dramatic and colorful solo exhibition by Florencia Clement de Grandprey. The local artist has dedicated much of her career to projecting positive and inspiring images of women. This exhibition will be on view in the West Gallery/Blooming Bean Coffee Roaster from February 1-March 30, 2019.

“A large portion of my artwork is dedicated to projecting a positive and inspiring image of women by portraying strong, elegant and proud ladies. My series of Empowered Women began in 2014 and continues today,” said Grandprey. “This collection includes a tribute to all the amazing mothers who fight to bring up physically and emotionally healthy children, to confident women who are comfortable with their bodies, to natural beauties proud of their heritage, and to those of us who are different and don’t necessarily “fit” in to societal standards. You will find my contribution is uplifting and empowering, sometimes a little daring, but always tasteful.” Born and raised in southern Spain, Florencia is the daughter of an American mother and a French/Italian father. Now living in Pompano Beach, the self-taught mixed media artist’s mission is to empower and inspire through positive and meaningful artwork.

“We are delighted to be showcasing Florencia’s work,” explained curator Juliana Forero. “This is an exhibition where visitors will be embraced by images of strong women. Most of the images are facing the viewer directly with an inviting gaze, almost like a playful challenge to sustain it. Florencia’s background as a professional makeup artist, adds a dramatic beauty to each piece, while simultaneously celebrating her subjects as ‘perfectly imperfect beings.’’’

Grandprey produces mixed media paintings by incorporating, up-cycling and repurposing materials that would otherwise be disposed of such as discontinued fabric and paper samples. The myriad of colors, textures, and mesmerizing patterns found in these samples inspires her choice of materials and reveals her main techniques: the first is painting on canvas with materials added to a painted figure; the second is painted directly on upholstery fabric, where the pattern of the fabric becomes intertwined with the image.

“When I paint, I’m painting as much for myself as for others, because I know there is a lot of pain and suffering that needs healing in every single one of us. I am in every one of my paintings, and hope that others can recognize themselves in at least one of them too, and so, as I heal myself, maybe, just maybe, I can ease someone else’s pain as well,” stated Grandprey.

Location

Bailey Contemporary Arts
41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (Map)

Contact Information

954 284-0141

www.baileyarts.org

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