Events: February 16, 2020

Poetry Reading

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM - English

Featuring Mary Galvin, artist in residence, in partnership with South Florida Poetry Journal, hosted by Lenny DelaRocca. Annual Journal Release Event. RSVP


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

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GroundUp Music Festival 2020

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

The fourth annual GroundUp Music Festival returns to The North Beach Bandshell presented by GroundUp Music in partnership with The Rhythm Foundation. The festival, hailed by the Miami New Times as “one of the 10 best music events”, will reveal the 2020 line-up soon. Hosted by three-time Grammy winning band Snarky Puppy founded by bassist Michael League, it will feature a special set from the band each day along with performances from an eclectic list of international artists all day long.

The North Beach Bandshell’s Amphitheater and sprawling adjacent Palm Grove Park and beachfront complex will once again host the festival during the three-day event with intimate master classes and workshops and personal interactions with the artists. With room for only about 1,800 people a day, the intent is to keep the space comfortable and intimate in order to create an optimal experience for both the audience and artists, with a comfortable and warm atmosphere. Says two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend and GroundUP artist David Crosby, “I don’t think you’ll get a better shot at hearing real music than at this festival. It will knock your socks off.”


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

Romantic Composers

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM - Spanish

Music composed by F. Chopin and other romantic composers performed by the internationally famous pianist Leonel Morales, who culminates a concert tour in Europe, South Africa, and USA. Mr. Morales will be accompanied by Maestro Marlene Urbay in a single presentation.


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

HAVASI Pure Piano Concert

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM - English

Following his hugely successful debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the Barbican in London, HAVASI comes to Miami with exclusive solo piano performances of his latest compositions at the New World Center.

  • Cost: $42 – $210


New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

The Cubans

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM - English

Premiering in January is Cuban-American playwright Michael Leon's The Cubans, the raw, funny and moving story of Cuban-American family struggling to understand each other and where they fit in. When Christy returns home to Miami for a family celebration, she clashes with her overbearing mother Martica over her life choices and family expectations - until a life-shattering event threatens to destroy the family's very foundation. The Cubans will be directed by Victoria Collado, director of the immersive Cuban drama The Amparo Experience.


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

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Miami Motel Stories

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM - English

From Thursday, February 6 to Friday, February 21, enjoy a unique theatre experience of a lifetime! Miami Motel Stories is taking over North Beach's Broadmoor Hotel to provide an immersive, real-time theater event, telling the history of Miami neighborhoods one room at a time. Tickets are $69.99.


The Broadmoor Hotel
7450 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (Map)

Mamma Mia!

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 various times - English

  • Music and Lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
  • Book by Catherine Johnson

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. This sunny and funny tale follows the story of a young woman's search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, told through the story telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship into one of the most unforgettable musicals of all time.


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

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Church & State

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM - English

"Church & State” by Jason Odell Williams.

Directed by Robert Coppel

Three days before his bid for reelection, in the wake of a school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.

Cast: Anthony Linzalone, Christy Antonio, Melissa Bibliowicz, David Brzostowicki


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

Diane Lary

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - English

Join us for the opening reception of Diane Lary's new exhibition of original watercolor paintings. Event is free and open to the public with RSVP.

Diane is a native of Michigan, but has made her home in the "Redlands” of South Florida. Here she has found true happiness living amongst the natural beauty of her “Jungle Outpost.” She captures the true beauty of bright light and vibrant color, which expresses the tropical foliage of Florida. Working exclusively in watercolor, Diane loves to describe her subject through light, color and depth and has garnered numerous awards and accolades for her paintings.

30% of all art sales support under-served children's programming.

Meet the Artist Reception: Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 3 pm -5 pm


Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33419 (Map)

Celebrate Black History Month with Dillard Center for the Arts Student

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM - English

History Fort Lauderdale will honor the creativity and contributions of our African American community during Black History Month with a Dillard Center for the Arts student exhibition and sale.

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History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community's past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor the contributions and creativity of our African American community during its annual Black History Month celebration. This year's events will include a Dillard Center for the Arts' Advanced Placement (AP) student exhibition and sale with an opportunity to meet the artists and guest curator/instructor Celestin Joseph on Sunday, February 2, from 1 - 3 p.m.

In addition to History Fort Lauderdale's annual Black History Month celebration, visitors of all ages will enjoy the new "The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale" permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, "Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano," a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus "Archaeology of the New River" and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting Caribbean, Latinx and women artists sharing their views of history.

Entry to the show and sale is free with general admission - $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.

To RSVP for the Dillard Center for the Arts' student artist meet and greet, visit website.

For tickets and more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call or visit us online at website. Follow us on Facebook at website on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.


Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 Southwest Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

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Art Exhibition: Beautiful Chaos

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM - English

Born in Lexington Kentucky, Charles Ellis is a self taught, abstract colorist who works mainly in oil on canvas and French paper. Painting without forethought he works to keep ahead of the inner narrator to be fully present and connect with and express something deeper that is beautiful and aesthetic. “Beautiful Chaos” is oil paint on thick French cotton paper with rough torn edges. This method lends to more experimentation as the paper is flat on an art desk rather than a canvas on an easel. Painting this way allows me to work with more fluid oil paint without the colors dripping down and to use pencil colors to press hard without tearing through to create unique, beautiful and aesthetic images.


Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Common Spaces in Housing Units

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 various times - English

Architecture Exhibition Opening: Thursday, 1/16/20, 6:30-8:30PM.

Join us for the opening of the exhibition, Common Spaces in Housing Units, featuring architectural works by the award-winning Mexico-based architect Rozana Montiel, whose practice explores architecture from the scale of the book to that of the city.

Free and open to the public.


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

HamacaS, A Project by Liene Bosque

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting "HamacaS," a socially engaged project by Liene Bosque, coordinated by Ana Clara Silva, on view from February 8 through March 29, 2020. HamacaS explores the cultural dissonance and emotional displacement experienced by immigrants in the United States. The project consists of an interactive installation at the museum that will be activated through collective hammock weaving sessions and workshops. The project will offer a critical and expansive conversation around immigration with communities in Miami. As an integral part of the project, HamacaS will continue to develop and be presented throughout different locations in Miami after its inaugural run at MOCA North Miami.

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HamacaS reconsiders the relational meaning of site and place for a group of people that both occupy several spaces at once and are rendered invisible in this country. The project asks us to imagine how immigrants carry place with them across borders and barriers. What purpose can a collective, shared space have for members of a community that is both villainized and erased at the same time? HamacaS is meant to act as a safe space for dialogue, debate, and understanding through engaging in making the space between the hand and the mind that offers respite.

Liene Bosque is a visual artist and art educator based in Miami. Bosque's artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States, at MoMA PS1 in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, among other places. In 2016, she received the Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, where she presented her first public sculpture. Recently, Bosque was an artist in residence at Queens Museum's ArtBuilt residency in New York, where she started the socially engaged project, HamacaS. Her work has been included in international exhibitions in Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, and South Korea; at places such as Museu de Historia Natural in Lisbon, Museu de Arte de Ribeirao Preto, and Sesc in Sao Paulo.

HamacaS is funded by The Ellies, Miami's visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts as well as the WaveMaker Grants program presented by Locust Projects, and is supported by The55project.

The project will maintain public hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The artist will be onsite on 2/8, 2/9, 2/15, 2/16, 2/29, 3/1, 3/7, 3/8, 3/21, 3/22, 3/28 and 3/29 and welcomes the public to come participate.

On Wednesday, March 11, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., there will be a screening of 16mm film and digital video on the subject of weaving and culture surrounding this age-old craft. Screening to be followed by HamacaS artist Liene Bosque and project coordinator Ana Clara Silva in conversation. The event is free and open to the public.

Guests are invited to a closing reception on Sunday, March 29 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 (Map)

Terence Price II

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 various times - English

Never Ending Gardens

Exhibition Opening | Thursday, February 6 from 4-7pm

Terence Price II, a self-taught photographer and filmmaker based in Miami, creates work that reflects on the notion of community and captures the intimate relationships formed among family, friends, and neighbors. Keenly aware of the power of place, Price focuses on Carol City (now known more popularly as Miami Gardens). He bears witness to change in his community and documents how individual lives are affected by economic shifts. The exhibition’s title refers to his enduring bond with the community and its residents who raised him and shaped his perspective. Informed by traditions of family photography, he recognizes the need to record the lives of people who make up the cultural fabric of Carol City.

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A predominately black community, Carol City has been subject to neglect and it has faced economic decline. Miami experiences rapid gentrification and often choices around neighborhood development neglect to factor in the needs of the most vulnerable among us. Price not only wants to hold on to the past, but he also seeks to reclaim the present and create a narrative that brings dignity to the people and places that make up his community. For Price, his community is beautiful, and he wants his viewers to recognize this as well.

Terence Price II: Never Ending Gardens includes new and recent street photography and videos that address familial rites of passage, preserving history, gun violence, and community celebrations. Price recognizes that the history of street photography is often characterized by visual artists who document specific communities and then leave. He embraces the tools of the medium but portrays communities and individuals with whom he forms deep bonds.

The exhibition is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Exhibition Series, which addresses issues of race, diversity, social justice, civil rights, and humanity to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and to enrich our community with new perspectives. To learn more about FIU’s Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration.

Terence Price II: Never Ending Gardens is made possible with support from Oolite Arts. Additional support provided by Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, and Multicultural Programs and Services.


Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - Frost Art Museum FIU
10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Wet Paint

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 various times - English

The exhibition marks the first presentation of Wet Paint in Miami, following shows in Philadelphia, Tokyo, New York, and Shanghai. Comprising Persue's signature "Wet Paint" signs with stylized hand tags and designs by over 70 graffiti artists, the show will also feature large-scale installation and sculptures showcasing BunnyKitty , a character he created that has become a symbol of his own style and personal experiences.

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Tickets: General Admission tickets are $16, Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online or at the door and include access to all museum exhibitions. To avoid long lines and sell outs, visitors are strongly encouraged to go online and purchase tickets in advance.


Museum of Graffiti
299 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

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