Events: May 25, 2024

The Hyundai Air & Sea Show® Memorial Day Celebration

Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

The world-class signature event the Hyundai Air & Sea Show®, the Greatest Show Above the Earth® returns to Miami Beach on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26). The Greatest Show Above the Earth® showcases the men, women, technology and equipment from all branches of the United States Military as well as local police, firefighters, and their first responder agencies. Event attendees will have the incredible opportunity to set their eyes skyward and witness state-of-the-art military air assets. Additionally, they can enjoy a thrilling water show featuring Cigarette powerboat racing demonstrations, boat races, and extreme water sports with professional jet skiers. On land, the Patriot Display Village offers interactive military equipment, sponsor activations, extreme sports, and more.

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Event Highlights:

  • U.S. Military Aerial Demonstrations
  • Cigarette Offshore Powerboat Racing Exhibitions
  • Action Water Sports Demonstrations
  • FPL and Patriot Display Village
  • Music Explosion™ Presented by Hyundai
  • U.S. Military Bands Performances
  • Fireworks Extravaganza
  • Military Drill Team Performances
  • US Customs and Border Patrol Drug Interdiction Exercise
  • US Army Special Operations
  • Military Parachute Team Demonstrations

"There is no better time than Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to our military, First Responders, and those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our freedom,” said Mickey Markoff, Hyundai Air & Sea Show Executive Producer.

Hyundai Air & Sea Show®: The Hyundai Air & Sea Show® is a national two-day celebration held on Miami Beach, Florida featuring the Music Explosion™ presented by Hyundai, and Salute 365 initiative. Held Memorial Day Weekend, Hyundai Air & Sea Show focuses on honoring and paying tribute to the military and first responders who protect the freedoms of all Americans.

Keep up with the Hyundai Air & Sea Show’s Social media updates -- hashtags for posts: #HuyndaiAirandSeaShow #USASalute #HyundaiSalute #HyundaiUSA Hyundai Motor America: Hyundai Motor America offers U.S. consumers a technology-rich lineup of cars, SUVs, and electrified vehicles, while supporting Hyundai Motor Company’s Progress for Humanity vision.

Hyundai has significant operations in the U.S., including its North American headquarters in California, the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama assembly plant, the all-new Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (in development in Georgia), and several cutting-edge R&D facilities. These operations, combined with those of Hyundai’s 835 independent dealers, contribute $20.1 billion annually and 190,000 jobs to the U.S. economy, according to a recent economic impact report.

For more information, visit Hyundai Motor America on Twitter | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | TikTok


Lummus Park
1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

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A Rock Sails By

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 8:00 PM - English

Sean Grennan brings audiences another stellar play filled with humor and heart. Dr. Lynn Cummings, an astrophysicist, tries to bring science and faith into balance while grappling with personal questions, reconnecting with her daughter, and mourning the loss of her husband. When an unidentified object is discovered heading toward Earth, a less-than-reputable online magazine misquotes her, casting doubt on her credibility. Dr. Cummings hopes to witness nothing remarkable and thus save her reputation, but there is no telling what she will discover beyond the stars.


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


Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 8:00 PM - English

In 1967, feisty Sarah Schorr, a 25-year-old from rural Canada, goes to work as secretary for 81-year-old Francis Biddle, the patrician former US Attorney General. The brilliant Biddle is now frail, sometimes befuddled, and always irascible. Inspired by the playwright's experiences as Biddle's secretary, the piece is a tender yet unsentimental portrait of two disparate people navigating their vast differences to form a bond of mutual admiration, consideration, and respect.


Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Map)

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Patricia Schnall Gutierrez: Remember Me

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 12:00 AM - English

The exhibition explores six decades of personal narratives from multidisciplinary artist Patricia Schnall Gutierrez. Working in sculpture, installation, film, collage, and performance, Schnall Gutierrez's work interplays between past and present to consider fresh perspectives on the narratives that shape women's lives. Through interrogating her own identities as a woman, artist, mother, and wife, as well as the realities of others in these roles, the exhibition explores the intersections, tension, acceptance, and challenges of these identities and the experiences they entail.

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New Art Exhibition Spotlights Interdisciplinary Works by Local South Florida artist, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez in a Solo Exhibition at the Burchfield Penney Museum in Buffalo NY.

Buffalo NY, Opening on May 10, 2024, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Patricia Schnall Gutierrez: Remember Me will explore six decades of the multidisciplinary artist's narratives in the Project Space.

Working in sculpture, installation, film, collage, and performance, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez's work interplays between past and present to consider fresh perspectives on the narratives that shape women's lives. Through interrogating her own identities as a woman, artist, mother, and wife, as well as the realities of others in these roles, the exhibition explores the intersections, tension, acceptance, and challenges of these identities and the experiences they entail.

Schnall Gutierrez relocated from the NY metropolitan area to South Florida in 2007. She is a former resident artist of the Bakehouse Art Complex and Fountainhead Studios. She currently has an independent warehouse studio in downtown Hollywood.

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is the museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and the art and artists of Buffalo, NY, and the state region.


Burchfield Penney Museum
1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, FL 14222 (Map)

Kaleidoscope by Miami-based visual storyteller William Riera

Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM - English

On Saturday, May 25, 2024, the Arts Connection Foundation proudly unveils the exhibition 'Kaleidoscope' by lens-based visual storyteller William Riera. Based in Miami, Florida, Riera's captivating work promises to mesmerize audiences.

William Riera's photographic project serves as a profound logbook of his soul and thoughts, capturing daily moments throughout the year 2023. Through 'Kaleidoscope,' Riera translates his moods, reflections, and daily life into a mesmerizing collection of 365 images, revealing the complexities of human existence. Each photo represents a convergence of experiences, memories, and emotions, accompanied by premeditated writings that provide insight into his spiritual and existential journey. This project also reflects Riera's ongoing dialogue with photography, as he delves into its influence on his creative practice and personal growth. 'Kaleidoscope' is not merely a collection of pictures but a rich symphony of reflections on life, death, ego, and the essence of being. It is an intimate exploration of self and surroundings, a transparent dialogue with the artistic medium that defines and motivates him. In looking back, Riera finds clarity for the way forward.

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About the Artist

William Riera is a Cuban American visual storyteller based in Miami, Florida, where he has resided since 1995. After graduating with the highest honors in Software Systems Engineering from Havana’s Technological University (CUJAE) in 1990, he transitioned to a career as a professional Software Analyst and Developer for the Miami-Dade County IT Department in 1998, he has since dedicated himself to this role.

Around the turn of the millennium, Riera discovered his true passion in life: photography and image-making. He honed his craft through studies in black-and-white analog photography at Miami-Dade College. He furthered his skills with a professional photography course at the New York Institute of Photography. Continuously seeking to refine his artistry, he has participated in various workshops and certificate programs at the PaÌgina en Blando Photography School in Mexico City, under the tutelage of esteemed critic, essayist, and curator of Cuban origin, Juan Antonio Molina Cuesta. In 2022, Riera achieved another milestone by completing his Master’s Degree in Modern and Contemporary Art with top qualifications from the renowned Casa LAMM Cultural Center in Mexico City. His photographic works have garnered recognition through exhibitions in both solo and group showcases across several cities in the USA, Mexico, and Spain.

Since 2015, Riera has been actively engaged in cultural promotion, organizing numerous exhibitions in the vibrant city of Miami. In 2020, he founded the virtual platform South Florida Latin American Photography Forum (SoFLaFoto), through which he tirelessly champions Latin American and Latinx photography, featuring works by artists residing in both the US and Latin America.

About the Curator

Yenny Hernández is a Miami-based art researcher, critic, curator, and cultural manager. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Art History from the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana. Her research focuses on critical analysis and exploration of visual arts, specializing in contemporary Cuban photography. Additionally, she excels in curatorial work, cultural management, and mediation.

About Arts Connection Foundation

Since its foundation in 2006, Arts Connection Foundation serves as a vital platform for fostering inclusivity, collaboration, and cultural appreciation within South Florida’s community. By providing a space where individuals can share cultural knowledge, enhance awareness, and develop sensitivity, the foundation aims to promote diverse and unique events that delve into crucial issues relevant to modern society. Through their initiatives, they play a significant role in transforming communities and fostering active citizenship by leveraging creativity, cultural practices, and integrating art into urban life.


Arts Connection Foundation
676 NW 23rd ST, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

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The Machine in The Garden: Fall 2023 Laa and Arc Student Work

Saturday, May 25, 2024 various times - English

Check out The Machine in the Garden exhibition to discover the collaborative efforts of the Fall 2023 joint FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design and FIU Architecture design studio. Led by Landscape Architect Roberto Rovira and Architect Cynthia Ottchen, the studio reimagines the factory typology within Miami’s “Lake Belt” industrial quarry district, aiming for a holistic approach that integrates social, economic, and environmental elements. With support from industry partner Jakob Rope Systems, the exhibit highlights the studio's innovative solutions merging industrial functionality with ecological and community benefits. Experience the research, design, and interdisciplinary learning that shaped the students' visionary projects. Free and open to the public.


FIU SoA MBUS, Design Gallery
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

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