Events: August 20, 2022

The Underline Free Yoga

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - English

Yogis! Friends of The Underline is pleased to offer IN-PERSON Underline yoga classes powered by Baptist Health South Florida every Saturday morning at 9 AM. All ages and levels are welcome to participate! Led by the talented yoga instructor Anny Noratto, these free yoga classes are open to the public but registration is required. Please arrive 15 minutes before the class starts time. Participants must provide their own yoga mats, water, and towels. Masks are optional.

Friends of The Underline is a non-profit organization that provides free community cultural, entrepreneurial, and health and wellness programs. We humbly ask that you consider making a donation at, or when you register, to support our free, community programming year-round.

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The Underline
SW 1st Avenue and SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130 (Map)

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Christina Brown

12th Annual Mango Writers Conference

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - English

The South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) will host its 12th Annual Mango Writers Conference in the Magnolia Ballroom at the beautiful Hilton Miami Dadeland Hotel.

Cost is $60 for SFWA members and $70 for non-members. Parking is free to all attendees. Registration deadline is August 16, 2020. To register, visit website.


There will be a catered lunch (including a vegan option), dynamic speakers, live music, networking, book sale, and raffle prizes. This year's agenda includes a diverse lineup, featuring local published authors and industry experts, speaking on an array of subjects pertinent to writers in every phase of their manuscript(s). The full schedule is highlighted with Keynote Speaker Dr Alison Thompson, global humanitarian volunteer and author. The lineup also includes, Author and Publisher Bethe Moulton, Intellectual Property Attorney Elio Martinez, Advertising Agency Owner Anita Hoffman, and Local Author Seth Bramson.


Hilton Miami Dadeland Hotel
9100 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176 (Map)

NoMi Art Walk

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

The North Miami CRA hosts the first NoMi Art Walk at Liberty Gardens Park in North Miami.

NoMi Art Walk offers an evening of pop-up exhibits, live musical performances, an interactive kids’ art zone, plentiful food and beverage options, and a wonderful line-up of family activations taking place throughout the day, including:

Artisan Market & Wine Tasting with Downtown NoMi Businesses, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Kids Art Zone, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Music by Cooley Mack, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm NoMi Talent Show featuring School of Rock North Miami, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Music by Lance-O from Kulcha Shok, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Attendees will be able to visit participating, newly opened breweries, restaurants, and a winery in the Downtown North Miami corridor. New this month, North Miami’s “Wine Walk”, coinciding with NoMi Art walk, will feature generous discounts and wine tastings from local businesses including Sommelier Valley, Tomato & Basil, and more!

  • Can you sing or have amazing talent you wish to show off?
  • Have a band that really knows how to jam?
  • Or know of a group that has mad skills?

Enter The NoMi Art Walk Talent Show that takes place during NoMi Art Walk!


Liberty Gardens Park
715 NE 125th St., North Miami, FL 33161 (Map)

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Steve Turre Generations

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 various times - English

One of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre swings into Keystone Korner Baltimore this August 5-7, 2022!

  • Trombone & shells - Steve Turre
  • Trumpet - Wallace Roney Jr.
  • Tenor & Soprano Sax - Vincent Herring
  • Piano - Davis Whitfield
  • Bass - Corcoran Holt
  • Drums - Orion Turre

Steve Turre has consistently won both the Readers’ and Critics’ polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). In addition to performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984, Turre leads several different ensembles. Turre’s quartet and quintet provide a setting based in tradition and stretching the limits conceptually and stylistically. In the Summer of 2000, Telarc released In The Spur of the Moment. This recording features Steve with three different quartets, each with a different and distinct master pianist: Ray Charles, Chucho Valdes, and Stephen Scott.

Steve Turre continually evolves as a musician and arranger. He has a strong command of all musical genres and when it comes to his distinct brand of jazz, he always keeps one foot in the past and one in the future.


Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Piano Legends

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 at 8:30 PM - English

Piano Legends: The Music of Cole, Peterson, Evans, Jamal, Hancock, Glasper.

Presented by award-winning pianist Dr. Zachary Bartholomew and his trio, experience an interactive and informative concert showcasing compositions and arrangements from some of the most influential piano trios in the history of jazz and American music. The program will include music from legendary pianists such as Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans, to living legends like Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal, and Robert Glasper.

$30 Advance; $35 Day of Performance.


South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

ARTiculation at Arsht: Summer Slam Edition

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM - English

Curated By Deborah Magdalena & Just John
Hosted by Ingrid B
DJ SheJ from 99 Jamz

Featured Poets
Marino Toussaint
Elaina The Poet
Arsimmer McCoy with Claudens Louis

Featured films from Avenues of Miami
Downtown by Just John
Everglades by Sherrika Mitchell

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Join us for this free, not-to-be-missed evening of curated and competitive verbal expression and cheer on your favorite poet!

ARTiculation at Arsht, Summer Slam Edition, is a slam poetry event in which local, regional and national poets will perform their original work for a chance to win up to $1,000. Competing poets will be judged by members of the audience and three invited spoken word connoisseurs, including Octavia Yearwood and Darius Daughtry. Witness storytellers transform their words into performances that remind us of the integral role poetry and spoken word play in our culture.

Slam poetry is the competitive art of performance poetry. It emphasizes the writing and performance of poetry and encourages poets to focus on what they're saying and how they're saying it.

The call for poets is now closed.

Your sign up does not guarantee a slot. All poets and slam teams will be selected at random.

First-access passes expire 15 minutes prior to the performance. First-access passes must be obtained for every member of your party regardless of age. There is a limit of 4 passes per household. Guests will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.


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


Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 at 8:00 PM - English

Fade by Tanya Saracho
Directed By Teo Castellanos

A witty dramatic comedy about class, integrity, and culture. Lucia is understandably nervous. It’s day one at her first TV writing job. As a Hispanic novelist, she may actually be the “diversity hire” she’s heard whispers about. Uncertain whether she can make a place for herself in cutthroat Hollywood, she feels less alone when she meets Abel, the Latino janitor. They form a bond and share stories, but it turns out that their friendship is not what Abel expects.

Preview performance: Friday, June 19. Tickets $35-$65.


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

Beauty and The Beast

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 various times - English

Area Stage Company (ASC) will present its new immersive version of Disney’s “tale as old as time” classic, Beauty and The Beast, in August at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theatre.The beloved Broadway classic will display new twists to the show’s presentation, placing the audience directly in the heart of Beast’s enchanted castle. Audience members are invited to dine alongside Belle during “Be Our Guest” and raise their mugs with Lefou in the tavern during “Gaston,” providing a magical Disney experience like no other.

The production will launch on August 9th and run through August 28th. Evening and matinee show options are available. Student discounts are available.

For more information about the show or to buy tickets, visit website.


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

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Maria Banda-Rodaz


Painting in Excess: Kyiv's Art Revival, 1985-1993

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

The years following the inception of perestroika policies and encompassing the collapse of the Soviet Union remarkably transformed Kyiv’s art scene, successfully launching Ukrainian contemporary art as a truly global phenomenon. The calm waters of the culturally provincial capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic became radically stirred with new and daring art made publicly visible for the first time since the avant-garde period. This explosion of styles, rediscovered histories, and newly found freedoms blossoming against the background of the collapsing Soviet empire, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986, and increasing economic scarcity created an effect of baroque excess. As if in a crooked mirror, the overabundance in art styles and the limitless production of new meanings reflected the emptiness of the hollowed-out Communist ideology and late socialist realist art. This exhibition traces and documents the diverse artistic manifestations of these transitional and exhilarating years in Kyiv while providing some historical artworks for context.

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All proceeds from the exhibition will go to relief efforts in Ukraine via Razom for Ukraine.

Painting in Excess: Kyiv’s Art Revival, 1985-1993. Organized by Olena Martynyuk, PhD, Rutgers University, Guest Research Curator, with assistance from Julia Tulovsky, PhD, Curator of Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum. The exhibition was made possible by the Avenir Foundation Endowment Fund and the Dodge Charitable Trust–Nancy Ruyle Dodge, Trustee, with the assistance of the Abramovych Foundation and Tymofieiev Foundation and with the additional support by the Ukrainian Institute in Kyiv. Its presentation at the Coral Gables Museum is sponsored by a generous grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from Allen & June Morris, Thesis Hotel Miami, and Carol & Vincent Damian.


Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, 33134 (Map)

Men Who Paint Flowers

Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Chase Barney, Thomas Bils, Benjamin Cabral, Clifton Childree, Philip Gerald, Ezra Johnson, Rick Leong, Famakan Magassa, Jose Manuel Mesias, Taichi Nakamura, Alejandro Pasquale, Moises Salazar, Richard Wathen, Shai Yehezkelli .

Mindy Solomon is pleased to present Men Who Paint Flowers an exhibition that focuses on the relationship of men and non-binary artists to flowers- their use as a decorative device or metaphor for vulnerability and suburban decay. Whether portraying elaborate bouquets or still life imagery, the flower represents a symbol of sensitivity and love; a moment to pause and consider. Many of the images depicted in the exhibition have a dark countenance- is it because the flower represents weakness? Something a man is not supposed to experience.

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Flowers given on a date symbolize love. Flowers presented at a milestone event represent accomplishment. Flowers at a hospital bedside encourage healing, and flowers at a funeral, empathy and sadness. Flowers in the garden encourage a moment to stop, admire and inhale. Expressions of ephemeral beauty. But why men painting flowers? Why does it really matter? Because as a society we do not know how to experience male sensitivity. We want it. We need it. But when we see it we demand a more masculine response. Is it possible to find a balance? Observationally, I appreciate a masculine perspective but what I really crave is a bouquet of flowers, and the sentiments that accompany it.

The show is divided into several categories- love, humor, decoration and dystopia. Artist Chase Barney utilizes satire in his work and writes: "As a Mormon youth born and raised in Utah, I was powerless against the religious fervor of the cultural landscape that surrounded me. To cope with this dominating atmosphere, I would reimagine Mormon sermons and their promises of a moral Utopia and escape into fantasies: bible stories, tales of righteous men conversing with angels, The Wizard of Oz on VHS, visits to the glitzy Las Vegas strip, and the sparkle of costumed men performing with tigers would be my salvation.

The conflict resulting from my present-day identity as a proud gay man and my past as an obedient Mormon create a tension that utopias are intended to lack. The facade of my work lures the viewer in with saturated color, subversive narratives, and humor. These elements overshadow the ominous undertones and unsettling sweetness in each scene, hinting at the unpleasantness beneath the gloss."

Benjamin Cabral’s art practice is largely autobiographical and performative in nature. Everything he makes is either a self-portrait, either in a literal sense or through a distillation of a particular aspect of his life and memories. Through his painting he deconstructs and analyzes the formative years of his life from growing up within the homeschool evangelical community of his childhood participation with a mime performing arts group. These memories are reassembled it into an honest yet inherently fractured and unreliable portrait of who he is as a person. His botanical imagery mirrors the irreverence of his self-portrait works, both joyful and sad.

Moises Salazar is a non- binary queer artist working with images of adornment and self-identity. They create images that are pleasing to the eye and proudly defiant. Whether posing provocatively, or sporting a cowboy hat, there is a tenderness that envelopes each figure. The viewer craves to touch and stroke the soft surfaces. Crochet, glitter and paint entice and evoke nature and celebration.

Philip Gerald is a comedic storyteller. He paints in a faux-naif style that replicates the aesthetic of simplistic digital illustration. His irreverent paintings frequently allude to canonical works from art history, drawing on everything from Old Master still lifes to David Hockney’s iconic, sensually charged pool paintings. Using acrylic and airbrush paint, Gerald embraces a fluorescent palette that imbues his work with a joyful and childlike spirit. These colors emphasize the nostalgic undertones of his scenes, which evoke the heydays of clip art and Microsoft Paint. His floral imagery is abundant and silly. Shai Yehezkelli has a distinctly ironic perspective. Yehezkelli’s paintings often reflect a humorous irony. The kind of effect one experiences when receiving joyous news tinged with sorrow. Deeply mystical and gestural, some images feel like simple sketches while others are heavily impasto paintings with multiple layers. For this exhibition, his painting reflects a gentility and softness inspired by his new status as a father.

Famakan Magass's work displays a keen sense of observation for human behavior. Magassa maintains humor throughout, abstaining from moralism or denunciation. In his paintings, Magassa navigates between social satire and empathetic portrayals of his subjects, contending with themes ranging from cross-cultural pollination and environmentalism to addiction and loneliness.

His enigmatic, undulating figures are a direct reference to kouredougas – ritual dancers shrouded in secrecy. The kouredougas are members of a non-religious community that follow a code of conduct which emphasizes wisdom, righteousness, and humility. Externally, they can be identified by festive and extravagant outfits of hats, feathers, objects, and jewelry that are seemingly at odds with their measured guiding principles. His style of painting is perfectly suited to include floral imagery as a theme.

Thomas Bils paints an ongoing investigation of the mutability within truth and narrative. Reflecting from the absurdities accustomed to growing up in the suburban south during the beginning of the opioid crisis Thomas crafts autobiographical sceneries, carefully blurring the borders between truth and fiction. It is in these slippages of recollection he assumes his role as the unreliable narrator to develop an ambiguity in which viewer is engaged to consider where the fabrications occur in an attempt to grasp meaning and order. Clifton Childree grew up in a house filled with antiques, Childree notes that from a very early age, he appreciated objects that had a story, a life prior to now. His mother encouraged him to construct his own toys rather than buying him new ones, which sparked his interest in bricolage. Collecting found objects, guessing their story and repurposing them for his own use is a mindset he adopted. In Men Who Paint Flowers Childree incorporates the tradition of collecting broken, forgotten images, and interprets them in a new way adding Florida botanicals printed by hand from his garden. Childree falls in the tradition of post-war art movements of the twentieth century, such as the French art movement New Realism. Having started in the 1960s, the movement was guided by the works of Marcel Duchamp as well as other artists of Dadaism. Like Childree, Nouveau Realists liked to blur the lines between painting and object art.

Select artists have created works that have a decidedly decorative aspect calling to mind 18th century French Painter Jean-Baptiste- Siméon Chardin as well as the vibrant images of of Henri Matisse, and Chinese landscape painting. Ezra Johnson and Rick Leong reference the later perspectives.

Ezra Johnson writes: "I was first attracted to paint the lilies by their simple shape. The petal looks like a fun ramp to guide a loaded brush on. The Filament and Carpel add dimension, for a paint brush they are decorative lines protruding forward. The Anther and Stigma are like firecrackers of color, magically floating and comically dangling. The entire flower and its parts a suggest beauty and reproduction. The addition of the bulbus vase add an upward gesture that is then rounded and curved back around following the lines of the stems and leaves and again down along downward tipped petals in a circular flow. The vase and flowers are sitting on a circular table, a simple stage. The performance combines color with paint as material and energy. There are layers and the residue from previous layers. In the two paintings for Men Who Paint Flowers, "Red Lily" and "Lily with M. Avery Book" I included a simple rectangle phone glowing with an image of a closely cropped face. I was inspired to paint a juxtaposition between these very different representations; the energy of color, pattern and texture with the photographic and technological."

Rick Leong uses landscape as a foundation in his painting and drawing practice to investigate ecologies of identity, spirituality, and environment. As a Chinese- Canadian his mixed heritage has led to an interest in the interaction between eastern and western ideologies within painting. There is a strong correlation between Chinese and Canadian painting traditions through the subject of the landscape. Within the precepts of the classical Chinese landscape tradition there is the pursuit of a psychological and emotional utopia, and within Canada the landscape painting tradition is the recording and dissemination of the utopic new world in the formation of identity. He has explored this relationship by applying the methodologies and aesthetic developed in Chinese landscape painting to his personal experiences of the Canadian vista. A fundamental aspect of his creative process has been to work primarily from memory, and to invent and imagine the elements of the landscape that he does not recall accurately. This has led to the development of landscape constructs that are more informed and inspired by reality than a document of it. His paintings are manifestations of his experiences of being-in-the-world through the language of the landscape, creating a hybrid vigour of magical realism, neo-Romanticism and Daoist philosophy.

Richard Wathen’s paintings evoke early American portraiture and 18th Century British Primitivism. His fictional portraits invite ambiguity. The figures in his work seem fragile, lost in contemplation, without expression or feeling, their age and gender often uncertain. The image on view in the exhibition suggest a moment of consideration- the delicate flower a thing of ephemeral beauty to be blown away at any moment. Jose Manuel Mesias and Taichi Nakamura both create dystopian environments within their work where nature appears scarred and forgotten.

Jose Manuel Mesias is a Cuban artist who has traditionally focused on history, dream imagery and mythology. His work in Men Who Paint Flowers carries on that spirit of contemplation. Through detailed observation of objects, spaces, and people close to his daily life in Old Havana, Mesías looks for a passageway through the "thick tissue" of the "real world" expressing his disturbing and disquieting inner monologue. The integration of the decaying beauty of nature and deterioration of his urban environment inspire him to create psychologically charged tableaus.

Taichi Nakamura creates figurative works in oil on canvas and watercolour as well as mixed media in which he freely adds strokes on top of magazine cuttings and other collage materials. Symbolism and metaphor are prevalent in all his imagery, consistently expressing his complex feelings towards humans who have deviated from the natural order of things in ways that are not so wholesome. Created under the veil of the childlike purity of painting, Nakamur's work hides a harsh critical spirit. The colorful paintings seem at first glance to depict scenes from a fairy tale, but a closer look at the details reveal that the landscapes depicted are by no means idyllic rural scenes. Black-smoking chimneys, countless abandoned old buildings and desolate landscapes are symbols of destruction. His newfound interest in nature has led him to investigate mythology and spirituality.

Argentinian artist Alejandro Pasquale has created a symbolically charged work for the exhibition that features a skull, flowers and a serpent. Drawing from art historical tropes, such as the use of a Renassiance style landscape that depicts the background as a vast geographical landmass with deeply receding spaces, the artist succeeds in bringing startling dimensionality to his work. Pasquale states: "My work has the intention and need to constantly remind us that, despite the fact that we often overlook it, we are a horizontal part of the great network of living beings that inhabit this planet. We belong, until the day we allow ourselves, to this immense and magical nature. We are nature."

Reconning with nature as an essential element of who we are as human beings, Men Who Paint Flowers showcases the shared humanity in all of us.


Mindy Solomon Gallery
848 NW 22 Street, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

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