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Events: April 26, 2019

Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities

Friday, Apr 26, 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)

Yona Friedman Space-Chain Phantasy-Miami

Friday, Apr 26, 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)

Ghosts of LB

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 various times - 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

Art Class

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - English

Sign up for the new 5-week session of "Ready, Set, Paint!" beginning Tuesday, April 9.

5-week session for adults of all levels with artist in residence Jacqueline Roch.

  • $245 for Non-members | $195 for BNC Members

Location

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

Swinging Fridays – Jazz on the Boulevard

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Ashanti Cultural Arts will host monthly swing dance classes followed by a jazz concert featuring various jazz artists and bands such as Jessie Jones, Nicole Yarling and George Tandy.

Location

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

Contact Information

aliarts.org

Canary (Kanarie)

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 6:45 PM - English

Set in 1985 South Africa against a backdrop of apartheid, religion, and war, Canary is a charming musical drama chronicling one teen’s struggle to find his voice. After being drafted, Johan joins the Canaries (the South African Defense Force Church Choir). He believes it will keep him out of fighting a war he is against, but he soon begins to see the role he plays in the oppression and injustice around him. The Canaries teach him that through hardship, camaraderie, first love, and the liberating freedom of music, his true self can be discovered.

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Location

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

The Ground Beneath My Feet (Der Boden Unter Den Fussen)

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM - English

Not yet 30, gorgeous Lola is a jet setting business consultant who excels at the aggressive tactics and nonstop work her job requires. She manages her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimize profit margins. Fearing a negative work environment, she keeps her steamy relationship with her boss Elise a secret, as well as the existence of her older sister Conny and her family's history of mental illness. But when a tragic event forces Conny back into Lola's life and all her secrets begin to unravel, Lola’s grip on reality slips away.

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Location

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Sauvage

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:00 PM - English

22-year-old Leo works as a prostitute. The men come and go without complications until Leo develops feelings for Ahd, who is actively seeking escape from his life of nightly hookups with lonely old men. Leo, in contrast, seems to not know or desire any other kind of life, despite friends and doctors questioning his lifestyle. Despite the physical toll of his work and the humiliation that may accompany it, Leo prizes his freedom and never lets go of his ability to love and be loved.

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Location

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Socrates

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:15 PM - English

The sudden, unexpected death of his mother puts 15-year-old Socrates in a precarious position. A child of the São Paulo slums, he now has to survive on his own. At first, he hides his mother's death, telling her employers that she's just sick so he can take over her cleaning job. But when this ruse fails, his struggle for survival turns more desperate, as fraught as his search for love in the arms of a troubled older boy. Socrates is an astonishingly assured first feature whose cinematic fluency renders his minuscule budget irrelevant and utilizes a cast and crew of underprivileged Brazilian youth.

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Location

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

OUTshine Film Festival

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 various times - English

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival started in 1998; the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 2008. Both were brought together under one brand to become The MiFo LGBT Film Festival in 2015, with a seasonal event serving each city. Critically and internationally acclaimed, it serves as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida.

Because of its increasing popularity and success, MiFo has been rechristened to the OUTSHINE Film Festival, underscoring its brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multi-cultural location. Outshine is everything you want in a film festival... inviting, glowing, and eclipsing all others before it. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.

OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. Join us in 2019 for our 21st Annual Miami Edition, April 18-28 and 11th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition, October 10-20.

Location

Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136 (Map)

Contact Information

(305)751-6305

mifofilm.com

YoungArts New York

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 various times - English

During YoungArts New York, participants also share their talents with the public through a series of multidisciplinary performances as well as through a visual arts and photography exhibition, writers’ reading and film screenings.

YoungArts winners in the visual, literary, performing and design arts have the opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with fellow peers and creative luminaries across artistic disciplines. The intensive week includes interdisciplinary workshops, seminars and master classes with accomplished leaders in their fields such as acclaimed visual artist Derrick Adams, jazz musician Adam Larson, photographer Lydia Bittner-Baird and screenwriter Shari Carpenter.

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Location

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

Bella Gaia

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

BELLA GAIA (Beautiful Earth) is an award-winning, immersive, live multimedia performance, of projected NASA visualizations of Earth from Space, with live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life changing power of seeing the Earth from space, award winning director, composer, and violinist Kenji Williams, created this multimedia journey of our world in partnership with NASA, combining stunning NASA imagery of the Earth from space, data visualizations, and stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world, threaded by an orbiting flight path from the International Space Station.

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Location

A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Broward College
3501 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314 (Map)

The Michael Orta Benefit Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Pay tribute to the late jazz pianist and FIU Associate Professor, Michael Orta, while benefitting student scholarships in his name! Tickets will go fast with jazz legends, Paquito D'Rivera, Sammy Figueroa, and Nicole Henry, headlining this performance! Presented by the Miami Jazz Cooperative and the FIU School of Music.

Benefit Tickets: $75 for VIP concert & reception | $50 for general admission | $25 FIU faculty and staff (at door only) | $15 FIU students (at door only).

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The Florida International University School of Music is joining with the Miami Jazz Cooperative to present a world-class concert to honor the late, Michael Orta, longtime professor of jazz piano and a mainstay in the Miami Jazz Community. Proceeds from the concert go directly to the Michael Orta Scholarship Fund.

Top jazz musicians including Paquito D’ Rivera, Nicole Henry, Sammy Figueroa, along with FIU artist-faculty and other special guests, will take to the stage to honor his memory and celebrate his lifelong legacy.

Michael Orta was a beloved faculty member from 1992 until his death in 2018. His talents as a composer, pianist, recording artist, educator, and author made him a favorite among his colleagues and students. He established himself as one of South Florida’s best jazz pianists and was regarded by many as the piano player of choice for many international artists. He won numerous competitions and performed, toured, and recorded with some major names in Jazz and was nominated for a Grammy in 2006, and again, in 2007 for a recording with Sammy Figueroa.

For media wishing to cover the concert, please email Michelle Vires.

To make an online donation, please visit website or text FIUMusic to 41444.

Location

Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 Southwest 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Ghost the Musical

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Ghost the Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Longtime couple Sam and Molly are happily in love and living together in Brooklyn. Walking back to their apartment one night, they are mugged at gunpoint, leaving Sam murdered on a dark street. Sam is trapped between this world and the next as a ghost and unable to leave Molly who he quickly learns is in grave danger. With the help of a storefront psychic named Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of protecting her. Featuring such popular songs as “With You” and the Righteous Brothers’ classic “Unchained Melody,” this powerful love story is sure to become a fan favorite!

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Location

Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311 (Map)

Concert to Endow the Michael Orta Jazz Piano Scholarship

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Benefit Tickets: $75 for VIP concert & reception | $50 for general admission | $25 FIU faculty and staff (at door only) | $15 FIU students (at door only)

The Florida International University School of Music is joining with the Miami Jazz Cooperative to present a world-class concert to honor the late Michael Orta, longtime professor of jazz piano at FIU and a mainstay in the Miami Jazz community. Proceeds from the concert go directly to the Michael Orta Jazz Piano Scholarship Fund.

Location

Arts Center Concert Hall
10910 SW 17th St., miami Beach, FL 33199 (Map)

37 Postcards by Michael McKeever

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

After years of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton is happy to return to the comfort of his home in Connecticut. Unfortunately, almost nothing is as he remembered it. The entire house is tilted at a distinct angle, the dog hasn’t been fed in five years, and Avery’s Grandmother, who everyone thought was dead, is still alive and kicking. Forced to either accept the oddities of his family, or leave them behind, 37 Postcards suggests that you can, in fact, go home again... You just never know what you’re going to find.

Location

Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014 (Map)

Contact Information

305-558-3737

www.mainstreetplayers.com

Always Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

The Wick Theatre is delighted to present Always...Patsy Cline, based on the true story of legendary country artist Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife, Louise Seger. Tickets are $75-$85, website or call the box office.

Louise Seger met her idol in 1961, when Cline went to Houston for a show. Louis arrived early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. They immediately struck up a friendship and over a pot of strong coffee, the women chatted about their common concerns. When Cline left for Dallas, Louise never expected to hear from her idol again. But, a pen-pal relationship followed and provides much of the show's plot.

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The play focuses on the fateful evening in 1963 at Houston's Esquire Ballroom when Louis hears of Cline's death in a plane crash. Louis supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous Anytime, Walkin' After Midnight, She's Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy to name a few. This brilliant show offers fans a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what experiencing Patsy Cline was like and what she meant to her original fans.

The show stars Terri Dixon and Lourelene Snedeker and is directed by Dom Ruggiero, with musical direction by Caryl Fantel.

Location

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

Contact Information

Box office

561-995-2333

www.thewick.org

Viva La Parranda

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

World Premiere Musical Developed by Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo in collaboration with Juan Carlos Souki.

An immersive new musical about hope, perseverance, and the joyous rhythm of ancestral music.

This world premiere new musical reveals the story of a small folkloric Afro-Caribbean band that emerged from a remote village in the most dangerous country in Latin America, capturing the world's imagination with their unique sound. Experience an immersive theatrical event and celebrate the contagious beats of Venezuelan soul through stories and songs sharing real-life struggles and triumphs. Cultivated through centuries of African tradition, the percussion and vocal ensemble's repertoire inspires and energizes with the irrepressible desire of a people longing for freedom.

*in Spanish with English supertitles

Location

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

Amparo

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 various times - English

"AMPARO", an immersive theatrical experience, makes its official South Florida premiere in the Spring of 2019 after two highly well-received theatrical pilots in New York and Miami. A journey through the halls of history, with multiple tracks and choose-your-own-journey moments, "AMPARO" allows guests to bear witness to the struggles and triumphs of the Arechabala family, founders of THE REAL HAVANA CLUB rum. Theatergoers are transported from present-day Miami to 1957-Cuba, where they follow cast members through the Cuban Revolution, becoming a part of the story and pay tribute to the original family rum recipe with a captivating series of HAVANA CLUB cocktails. Audiences can expect for all five senses to be fully immersed in this beautifully gut-wrenching theatrical performance based on a true story.

Pre-sale ticket prices begin at $79 for this two-hour experience and include a series of imaginatively crafted rum cocktails by Miami's finest bartenders. Tickets go on sale March 1.

Location

Downtown Miami
221 NE 17th Street, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

www.theamparoexperience.com

The Old Settler

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

The poignancy of dashed hopes and the simplicity of human survival will always make the stuff of drama, as will a last chance at love. M Ensemble presents this fiery comedy about the relationship of two aging African-American, church-going sisters and what happens when a handsome young fellow, newly arrived from the deep south, rents a room in the apartment they share.

Location

M Ensemble @ Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Wynwood Stories

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 various times - English

From the creators of Miami Motel Stories Juggerknot Theatre Company Presents Wynwood Stories. Sponsored by Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works.

An immersive real-time theatre experience telling the history of one of Miami's most iconic neighborhoods.

Written by Juan C. Sanchez and Directed by Tai Thompson.

Immerse yourself in to the personal stories of the people who lived, worked, and made significant contributions to Wynwood - and her ever-changing landscape.

Location

The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St., Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Contact Information

thewynwoodstories.com

Bailey Contemporary Arts Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Penta Exhibit

Friday, Apr 26, 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

Friday, Apr 26, 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

Friday, Apr 26, 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)

Good Luck with the Sun and Botanica Animalia

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Join us for two exciting new exhibitions! Good Luck with the Sun showcases the photography of internationally renowned artist Krista Steinke as she explores how the natural world impacts our lives in ways both obvious and mysterious. Using pinhole cameras, homemade filters, and other experimental techniques, she draws meaning from her materials and process, often working at the intersection of abstraction and photographic recording.

Botanica Animalia by Catalina Villegas is an exhibition of lively illustrations of the natural world. Featuring buoyant images in black and white, which transition into colorful flora and fauna, her work is a vibrant homage to the living things all around us.

Free opening reception April 12, 7-9 pm. Open to public until July 5, 2019.

Location

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

De Rerum Natura / Art Exhibit

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM - English

Creation Art Center invites to the inauguration of the exhibition "De Rerum Natura" a sample of the work of Cuban artist Andrés Pruna, photographer of National Geographic, which contains photography, painting, drawing and documentary.

Free Admission / Parking Available.

Location

Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center
111 SW 5 Ave., Miami, FL 33130 (Map)

Contact Information

Eriberto Jimenez

786-747-1877

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