Wednesday, May 8, 2013


City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=May 9 - May 15, 2013
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Wednesday, May 8, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: Sunset Boulevard (1950) Directed by Billy Wilder. Presented in partnership with Miami Beach Cinemathequecelebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Miami Beach Film Society screening of SUNSET BOULEVARD on the side of the Marlin Hotel! The SoundScape Cinema Series is presented generously by the Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky Charitable Foundation and held at the new Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage, corner of 17 Street and Washington Avenue. Bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.
Miami Beach Arts in the Parks Presents: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD FREE
Saturday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.
North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
Miami Children's Theater production of the acclaimed Jason Robert Brown song cycle starring 10 high school seniors on their way to Broadway.
Opens May 9, 2013
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
Five unique books created by fifth grade students will be on display in the lobby of The Wolfsonian-Florida International University focusing on social and political themes reflected by objects in the collection. This exhibition is the final product of Page at a Time-a long-running interdisciplinary arts-education program created by The Wolfsonian in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The exhibition continues through June 2, 2013
Art Club for Adults
Thursday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
The mission of this program is to stimulate creativity and provide an opportunity for discussions about art and life. Each week features a different program or activity for the class. For more Info: or call 305.673.7530. Members and Miami Beach Residents: free. Non-members: $8 (cost of museum admission)
An Evening of Water Ballet FREE
Thursday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.
National Hotel Pool Deck, 1655 Collins Avenue.
The 2013 Miami Dance Festival continues with Plunge plus a new water ballet choreographed by Delma Iles.
MDPL's Spring Lecture Series- Architects on Architects: Today's Architects and the Historic Architects Who Influenced Them FREE
Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
Lecturer: Allan Shulman; Title:"Igor Polevitzky in Miami: Inventing the Tropics".
Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, May 12, 9:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
To The Wonder boldly and lyrically explores the complexities of love in all its forms. Parisian single mother Marina (Olga Kurylenko) and Midwestern tourist Neil (Ben Affleck) fall madly in love in France and relocate to Oklahoma with Marina's young daughter to start a life together. Also stars Javier Bardem) and Rachel McAdams.
The German Judiciary and Nazism FREE
Friday, May 10, 1:00 p.m. 
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
Judge Juergen Maruhn, Presiding Judge of the Appellate Court in Frankfurt, Germany, will head a Lunch & Learn program exploring the German judicial system during Adolf Hilter's reign. Judge Maruhn will explain how the courts allowed decisions to be made contrary to moral and natural law.
NWSA Theatre Department Presents: The Laramie Project LIVE
Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2:00 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
One of the most important American plays about human rights is Moises Kaufman's documentary theatre masterpiece The Laramie Project. The play is the reaction to the real-life murder of Matthew Shepard who was gay. Complied of actual interviews, reactions and news stories from the town's citizens, The Laramie Project stands as a living testament that education and compassion can triumph over hate. Tickets: $10/$15.
Friday, May 10, 8:00 p.m.
SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Avenue
SoBe Arts celebrates the 200th anniversary of Wagner's birth with Marina Radiushina and Milana Strezeva, pianists performing music by Wagner and composers influenced by him in the 19th & 20th centuries. Join us prior to the concert for ART SPEAKS at 7:00 p.m.: A pre-concert talk about how Wagner's musical ideas influenced everything from movie soundtracks to 20th century experimental music.
Bandshell Movie Night: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol FREE
Friday, May 10, 8:00 p.m.
North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
Come out and enjoy a movie under the stars at our new North Shore Park Band Shell... FREE! Movie and start times are subject to change.
Garden Tours
Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Have you ever wanted to know more about the Garden's role in the history of Miami Beach, or what the heck that tree with the spines is out by the gate entrance? Guided tours are back! We have knowledgeable docents ready to show you just how much is really packed into our 2.6 acres, every Saturday at 2 p.m. Tours generally last 30 minutes with a suggested $5 donation.
Museum Tours
Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Docent led tours of the museum exhibitions. For more Info: www.bassmuseum.orgor call 305.673.7530 Members and Miami Beach Residents: free. Non-members: $8 (cost of museum admission).
A Voice with a Future
Saturday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.
New Word Center, 500 17 Street
A Voice with a Future will feature new works from Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume and New York based composer Jim Papoulis. as well as other contemporary multicultural works performed a cappella, with a chamber orchestra, or with a percussion ensemble. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and children.
Cathedral Classics
Sunday, May 12, 4:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Avenue
This concert features favorite choral masterpieces including Gregorio Allegri's haunting Miserere, Randall Thompson's timeless Alleluia, as well as pieces selected by our audience.
Music in Beautiful Spaces: Scandinavia Explored
Sunday, May 12, 4:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Scandinavia Exploredfeatures guest soprano Anna Hersey, a recent Fullbright fellow, arranged with string quartet accompaniment. The program will include the Grieg String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27 and the Kokkonen String Quartet #3. Wine reception to follow. Online tickets: $20 adults, $10 students and seniors.
Piano in the Parks FREE
Sunday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy Classical, Jazz and other piano duos under the stars! Featuring Mia Vassilev, Kristin Camacho, Dionisio Camacha, Jordan Christenson and Jake Shapiro. Come throw down a blanket and enjoy!
Fantasy Theatre Factory Presents: Gordon Gumshoe - Fairytale Detective FREE
Tuesday, May 14, 4:00 p.m. Miami Beach Library, 227 22nd Street
Wednesday, May 15, 3:00 p.m. North Shore Park Youth Center, 501 72 Street
Throughout Fairytale Forest, vital pieces of treasured tales have gone missing. Unless they turn up soon, the stories will be lost forever! Join in the fun as Gordon Gumshoe navigates the caper of a lifetime - complete with twists, crazy characters, hi-jinks, and a surprise ending. Gordon depends upon his audience of Junior Detectives to point out clues, deliver messages, and maybe even save the day.
The Secret & Sacred Knowledge of the Music Business from Creation to Exploitation
Wednesday May 15, 7:00 p.m.
SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Avenue
Join us for an entertaining and provocative series by Steven Machat, Attorney/Producer, who shares a lifetime of first hand working knowledge on how to live and make a living in the entertainment world. Mr. Machat will share his personal experiences working with  celebrities over his long career; from Genesis, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel, to Leonard Cohen and Phil Spector. Cost - $50 per session / $450 for the series (when purchased in advance). 
Wednesday, May 15, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: Jaws (1975) Directed by Steven Spielberg. The SoundScape Cinema Series is presented generously by the Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky Charitable Foundation and held at the new Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage, corner of 17 Street and Washington Avenue. Bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.
Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler 
Continues through July 21, 2013
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
The exhibition of some 200 works by 135 artists is an intimate, often whimsical side of some of the greatest artists of recent times, each offering a singular vision of adornment. The exceptional and little-known works of wearable sculpture will reward viewers with new insights into the creative wellsprings of such artistic giants as Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Louise Nevelson, Anthony Caro, Yoko Ono, and Anish Kapoor.
Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation
Continues through August 11, 2013
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation is a presentation of the video artist's recent projects. This exhibition will present two major video installations, including an entirely new exploration of her noted film The Rape of the Sabine Women. The exhibition continues through August 11, 2013. 
Bat Mitzvah Comes Of Age
Continues through September 15, 2013
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
On Saturday morning, March 18, 1922 - two years after American women received the right to vote - Judith Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, became the first American girl to mark her bat mitzvah during a public worship service. In the decades that followed, many other girls and women became the "first" in their communities, helping to reshape American Judaism.
Untitled ([construction of good)]
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
The Wolfsonian-FIU presents a new site-specific exhibit, Untitled ([construction of good)] by artist Bhakti Baxter in The Wolfsonian Bridge Tender House beginning November 29th. The installation will take place in the steel structure created in the Art Deco style outside of the museum entrance. The focus of the exhibit will be on the construction of good for mankind, focusing on how the meanings of things are perpetually shaped by their human and historical contexts.
Egyptian Gallery
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
The Bass Museum of Art invites visitors to experience the ancient world at the only Egyptian Gallery in Florida.  The gallery offers a unique opportunity to learn about one of the world's oldest and most mysterious civilizations from its surviving objects, including an Egyptian sarcophagus and mummy.
Watercolors-English and American
World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Avenue
The extraordinary persona of Sylvie Jones, the famed London artist who has also written such popular children's books as "Who's in the Tub," will be on view. Tickets are $15 with no one under 18 admitted. 
Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from the Wolfsonian Collection
Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave.
The nearly 300 works on display, 1885 to 1945,  provide insight into the ways design has influenced and adapted to the modern world.
Artcenter/South Florida Artists-In-Residence Ongoing
 Artcenter/South Florida, 800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road
ArtCenter/South Florida ("ACSF") announces the arrival of four new Artists-in-Residence and welcomes visitors to their working studios. 
Selections from the Collection
Bass Museum of Art2100 Collins Avenue
The permanent collection of the Bass Museum of Art spans more than five hundred years and four continents, including works from Renaissance and Baroque paintings; Rococo court painting and English portraiture; painting and sculpture of North America and much more.
MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida
OngoingJewish Museum of Florida301 Washington Avenue
More than 500 photos and artifacts that depict the Jewish experience in Florida since 1763. The exhibit includes three films and a timeline wall of Jewish history.
Nightly -- Varying Times
1342 Washington Avenue
Jazid is proud to be the longest-running nightclub on Miami Beach with live music every night of the week. Jazid's diverse music includes a multi-cultural mix of Latin and American jazz, funk, cumbia, reggae, rock, and more.
Van Dyke Cafe
Live Jazz Nightly
846 Lincoln Road
Join us Upstairs at the Van Dyke, the perfect place to enjoy live music, lounge and socialize. 
Free Fridays at the Wolf  FREE 
Fridays, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. 
Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave.
FREE gallery admission with the support of The Miami Herald. Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. with innovative programming at 7:00 pm. 
Guided, Private and Self-Guided Tours of the Art Deco Historic District
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Prices vary.
Art Deco Bike and Segway Tours
Bike and Roll, 210 Tenth Street
$39 adults/$29 kids and students.

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