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The Forgotten Founding Fathers

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 at 3:00 PM - English

MIAMI - March 26, 2024 - The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to present The Forgotten Founding Fathers written and produced by hip-hop legend Karl "Dice Raw" Jenkins (@DiceRaw), a frequent collaborator with hip-hop mega group and "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" co-stars, The Roots, as part of the Center's Family Fun Live! Series.

The Forgotten Founding Fathers will be presented on April 20, 2024 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and April 21, 2024 at 3 p.m. inside the Center's intimate Carnival Studio Theater.

Tickets for The Forgotten Founding Fathers are $30* and may be purchased now online at website, or at the Arsht Center box office by calling 305-949-6722.

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The Forgotten Founding Fathers takes the audience on a captivating, theatrical and hip-hop journey that explores American history through the lens of African American, Latino and Indigenous heroes during some of the country's most pivotal times, including the American Revolutionary War, Civil War and Reconstruction.

The family-friendly show spotlights heroes such as Prince Whipple, Wentworth Cheswell, Colonel Ty Cornelius, Sojourner Truth, Bernardo de Galvez and Phillis Wheatley. Unlike other historical education that highlights the pain and suffering of African Americans, Latino and Indigenous peoples, The Forgotten Founding Fathers aims to teach the contributions of these communities to the country. In addition to the public performances that week, the Arsht Center has arranged for Karl Jenkins and the cast to visit Miami-Dade County public high schools for a series of workshops designed to engage students in a creative exploration of history through songwriting, acting and discussions of historical relevance and philosophy. Through interactive activities and discussions, students will gain a deeper understanding of the historical context and philosophical ideas that shaped the Founding Fathers' legacy. Student performances at the Arsht Center will take place on April 18-19.

For more information on Karl Jenkins, please visit: website.

Location

Carnival Studio Theater – Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

The Miami Symphony Orchestra - Grand Season Finale

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

  • Eduardo Marturet, conductor
  • K.J. McDonald, violin

Program:

  • Webern (arr. Marturet) Langsamer Satz
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 7

Prepare for the Grand Season Finale of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Marturet. This evening promises to be a fitting culmination of MISO's 2023-24 season, leaving the audience spellbound with the evocative power of music and the extraordinary talents of the orchestra and its music director and conductor, Eduardo Marturet.

Use promo code: MOZART (All seats $30!!!!!!)

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Location

Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

Maria Gabriela Martinez

786-727-5679

www.arshtcenter.org/smartseat/?itemNumber=40178#/

Conjuring The King

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 various times - English

From The Creators of Miami Motel Stories
An Immersive Theatrical Experience About Fandom

  • Written By Dipti Bramhandkar
  • Direction and Immersive Concept by Ana Margineanu
  • Starring Susie K. Taylor and June Raven Romero

Welcome to “Conjuring The King” a one of a kind immersive theatre Experience! This one-woman show is led by Avery, the president of the Miami Elvis “Fan Club”. Experience fandom and obsession like never before and the personal ties that bind us to our idols. Limited to 15 guests set in a secret location in Little River, revealed to you once you purchase a ticket. Get ready to dive into idol mania!

Location

A Secret Location
Little River, Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

Contact Information

Box Office

786-757-1986

Island City Stage Presents PULP by Patricia Kane

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 at 5:00 PM - English

Island City Stage presents PULP by Patrica Kane, a nostalgic trip back to vintage Hollywood featuring femme fatales radiating sexy style with sass, making its South Florida premiere from April 11 - May 5.

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July 1956. A hot and humid Chicago. Enter Terry Logan, a tough-talking, rebellious seductive. When she takes up residence at The Well, a club run by women who love women, the trouble really begins. Take a nostalgic trip back to vintage Hollywood featuring femme fatales radiating sexy style with sass in PULPby Patrica Kane (featuringmusic by Amy Warren & Andre Pluess and lyrics by Patricia Kane) making its South Florida premiere from April 11 – May 5 at Island City Stage. Nominated for four Joseph Jefferson Awards including Best New Work, PULP is a heartfelt, comedic love letter to lesbian pulp fiction and the Barbara Stanwycks of the world. TheSan Diego Union-Tribune shared, "Highly recommended. A playfully sexy romp.

PULP works like a charm.” While the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, Pulp puts a fresh squeeze on a vintage pop-cultural genre...a pop bon-bon" In PULP, audiences will be visually immersed in The Well, a teeming-with-sex women’s bar. The sultry Bing takes up with Logan, declaring her “the new butch in town.” But Logan doesn’t like labels. “I’m a lesbian plain and simple. I don’t make any bones about it,” she declares. And Logan soon yearns for Vivian, the mysterious, glamorous and seemingly untouchable owner of The Well. Through wisecracks, classic deadpan deliveries and clever double-entendres set to a 1950s period score, PULP will take audiences on a provocative and enjoyable journey of self-discovery and acceptance. Patricia Kane is a Chicago-based actress and award-winning playwright. In addition to PULP, she’s also penned Float, Seven Moves (adapted from the novel by Carol Anshaw) and Chords. Kane also is the recipient of the Trailblazer Award for her work in gay and lesbian theatre. As a long-time artistic associate at About Face Theatre, Pat has appeared in numerous productions there including What Once We Felt, Fascination, The Terrible Girls, Whitman, Dancer from the Dance and Cloud Nine. Other credits include productions with the Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Collaboraction, Live Bait, Stage Left, Bailiwick, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and workshop productions with NYC’s Tectonic Theatre Group. She also has a recurring role on “Chicago Med.” Prior, she appeared in Victory Garden's critically acclaimed productions of The Whale, In the Next Room or the vibrator play and Hannah Free (as well as the film of the same name, starring Sharon Gless). PULP is directed by Nicole Stodard, Ph.D. and stars Autumn Kioti, Leah Sessa, Sandi Stock, Sheena O. Murray and Valeria Di Babbo. PULP is sponsored by co-producer Sue Wilder, Costume sponsor Richard Meyerson, and Lights and Sound sponsor Scott Bennett.

Additional funding provided by the following: The Our Fund Foundation, The Schubert Foundation Inc., The SHS Foundation, The Maval Foundation, the Warten Foundation, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, and by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. Upcoming shows in Island City Stage’s 12th Season include Skintight by Joshua Harmon (May 30 – Jun. 23) and Die! Mommie Die!by Charles Busch (Aug. 29 – Sept. 22).

Tickets for PULP start at $40. Two special Women’s Nights at the Theater will be held on April 12 and April 26. A Mimosa Sunday performance sponsored by Tedd Davis and Brad Sterl will take place on April 21 with tickets at $55. The show runs for 90 minutes with no intermission.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit website, call or email.

Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

Location

Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (Map)

All that we _has / Cutout

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 various times - English

Stop by the Lincoln Gallery for the opening of the thought-provoking exhibition All that we _has / Cutout by multimedia artist Antonina Konopelska, PhD. As an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and a Lecturer at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, Konopelska delves into the complexities of identity, interpersonal relations, and proxemics (the study of the conditions produced by the space people feel they need between themselves and others). In this exhibition, she explores the life of Z.Z., who lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). This exhibition is curated by Director of FIU Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator (RA+DI) and Professor of Art + Art History, Dr. Jacek J. Kolasinski.

Location

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

Living With Water: Ancient Knowledge, Designing Our Future Exhibition

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 various times - English

Stop by FIU CARTA | Mana Wynwood to witness the creative exploration of bodies of water through the lens of Simone Stark's Tropical Landscapes students in the exhibition Living With Water. The exhibition promises a unique perspective, utilizing captivating cyanotypes to convey the profound relationship between nature, landscape architecture, and art. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with the artistic interpretation of water in all its forms.

Location

FIU CARTA | Mana Wynwood
318 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Silhouettes: Image and Word in the Harlem Renaissance

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 various times - English

The flourishing of literary, visual, and musical arts between the 1920s and '40s known as the Harlem Renaissance projected a new picture of Black life to the world. Silhouettes: Image and Word in the Harlem Renaissance considers the role of art in this movement, paying special attention to collaboration between artists and writers on illustrated books—works that reached a broad audience with stories and images that challenged demeaning stereotypes and asserted African Americans' capacity for self-determination.

Curated by Christopher Norwood, founder of Hampton Art Lovers, in consultation with Shawn Christian, professor of English at Florida International University, and Wolfsonian staff. Sponsored by Cowles Charitable Trust, Tamara L. Harris Foundation, and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Art of Black Miami.

Location

The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Gary Simmons: Public Enemy

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM - English

Gary Simmons: Public Enemy is the first comprehensive career survey of the work of multidisciplinary artist Gary Simmons (b. 1964, New York; lives in Los Angeles). The most in-depth presentation of Simmons’s work to date, the exhibition covers thirty years of the artist’s career, encompassing approximately seventy works.

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Since the late 1980s Simmons has played a key role in situating questions of race, class, and gender identity at the center of contemporary art discourse. Notable for his early application of conceptual artistic strategies, Simmons exposes and analyzes histories of racism inscribed in US visual culture. Over the course of his career, Simmons has revealed traces of these histories in the fields of sports, cinema, literature, music, and architecture and urbanism, while drawing heavily on popular genres such as hip-hop, horror, and science fiction. Guided by an internal logic, his approach is cool, analytical, and unflinching in its interrogation of intense historical narratives, yet the results consistently deliver a strong emotional charge.

In this timely exhibition accompanied by a major exhibition catalogue and slate of related programs visitors will gain a holistic understanding of the complex and profoundly moving work of this groundbreaking and influential artist.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Germane Barnes: Ukhamba

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 from 12:00 AM to 11:45 PM - English

Named after a type of African woven-wood basket, Ukhamba is a ten-foot-tall circular structure with four arched entrances, built of curved wooden elements stacked in horizontal layers. Its construction invites visitors to walk inside and congregate but allows the surrounding plaza and urban landscape to remain visible through the structure. Inspired by Barnes's time working abroad in South Africa, as well as in Miami, Ukhamba not only responds to Miami's sub-tropical climate but also unites architectural elements typical of diasporic communities of African and Caribbean origin. It comprises a pavilion that appears part basket, part traditional breeze wall.

Ukhamba is a space for reflection on our relationship to the built environment, urban design, its histories, and cultural memories. Barnes's pavilion continues the artists' exploration of themes of spatial identity, migration, the cultural influences of the African diaspora, and its contributions to classical architecture. Primarily using materials found in South Florida, the artist has focused on sustainability and has designed a structure in dialogue with the history and natural environment that surrounds it.

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Location

MDC's North Campus
11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33167 (Map)

Contact Information

Jennifer Weinberg

Media Under Dystopia WISPer edition

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 various times - English

The MUD Foundation announces Media Under Dystopia WISPer edition, an extended reality exhibition featuring projects by artists that delves into the relationship between the internet, extended reality (XR), and the democratization of art creation.

The exhibition will open with an opening reception, on November 29th at 7pm, (RSVP) which will kick off the Miami Art Week, when Miami becomes the center of the art world with over 20 art fairs, 1,200 galleries and thousands of artists and art lovers in town. The show will run online for six months until June 30, 2024.

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A hybrid exhibition with 25 local and international artistsThe WISPer edition combines physical and internet based artworks by 25 artists, exploring the internet as extension of their current practices. Visitors can experience and engage with artworks both in person and in a virtual realm, becoming active participants in the artworks themselves. This concept lies at the heart of the MUD Foundation's mission, to facilitate educational and artistic projects that foster awareness of contemporary digital culture and its impact on society.

The exhibition will run virtually on the MUD Foundation metaverse (MUD Verse) and on Loop.Onland.io, two XR platforms developed by the organization to host exhibitions and educational programs over the internet. These platforms feature real-time interaction and XR interfaces, utilizing augmented and virtual reality through a web browser. Since its launch in 2018, the MUD Foundation XR (XRCamp) programs have been featured by the Perez Art Museum Miami, De La Cruz Collection and Bakehouse Art Complex, among other institutions. In 2022, MUD Foundation received the Knight Foundation New Work Award for the development of the exhibition program Media Under Dystopia.

The participating artists in the exhibition include Gretchen Andrew, Connie Bakshi, Martin Carrillo, Leo Castaneda, Dhiren Dasu, Laurence de Valmy, Richard Garet, Jose Hernandez, Lans King, Rodolfo Peraza, Amelie Schlaeffer and Ariel Baron-Robbins, alongside LOOP artists in residence: Angie Amaro, BBraio, cha, Wenjun Chen, AdrienneRose Gionta, Inbar Hagai, Ibuki Kuramochi, Joelle McTigue, Zhou Peng, Denis Rovinskiy, David Sainte, Ryan Seslow and Match Zimmerman.

The WISPer edition unfolds as a co-creative lab, featuring progressive activities such as hands-on workshops, eTalks, and the XRCamp program. MUD aspires to evolve into a dynamic hub for art-tech-centered collaboration, both online and in-person.

Location

MUD Foundation
350 Northeast 75th Street,, Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

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