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The Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, with guidance from the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, develops, coordinates and promotes the performing and visual arts groups in Miami Beach. To date, Cultural Affairs has awarded over $9 million in grants to approximately 130 diverse not-for-profit arts groups, which contribute so richly to the artistic landscape of the City, proving that the Council plays an integral leadership role in supporting, promoting and advocating the unique and extensive scope of cultural offerings in Miami Beach.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street www.mbculture.com
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.
Miami International Piano Festival 2013 Discovery Series
The Miami International Piano Festival is proud to present the 16th season of the Discovery Series. The spectacular series of concerts features rising artists, prodigies, and notable masters of the piano. Please see web site for full performance schedule.
Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen
Modern Mealsexamines how people in the U.S. began eating foods that were mass-produced in the first half of the 20th century. Images and artifacts from The Wolfsonian's collection illustrate the movement of food from the field, to the factory, supermarket, and kitchen table, in order to explore how modern technology, design, and business practices created new meanings for food and eating in this era. Exhibition coninues through August 18, 2013.
Women in Motion: Fitness, Sport, and the Female Figure
Women in Motiondisplays images of physically active women produced by governments, fitness advocates, advertisers, and artists in Europe and the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Both exhibitions examine aspects of everyday culture in the early 20th century that are still of great concern today, from the methods through which our foods are produced, to equal access to athletic opportunities for women. Exhibition continues through August 18, 2013.
Advanced students perform challenging and exciting works, including Balanchine's Allegro Brillante, excerpts from Petipa's Paquita, and original works choreographed by MCB School Faculty. Tickets: $25.
Fantasy Theatre Factory Presents: Gordon Gumshoe - Fairytale Detective FREE
Friday, May 17, 3:30 p.m.Flamingo Park, 999 11 Street
Saturday, May 18, 2:00 p.m.Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Wednesday, May 22, 2:30 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
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.
From acclaimed director Matteo Garrone, REALITY is a darkly comic look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the reality show "Big Brother" leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia.
Join us for the screening of the Italian classic and award winning film Blow Up and celebrate the Year of Italian Culture (2013) in the United States. FIU Professor Barbara Weitz, director Film Studies Certificate Program, will lead a presentation and discussion.
Bandshell Movie Night: The Smurfs FREE
Friday, May 17, 8:15 p.m. North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue www.miamibeachparks.com 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.
Raphael is a worldwide acclaimed Spanish singer and television, film and theatre actor. A pioneer of modern Spanish music, he is considered a major influence in having opened the door and paving the way to the flood of Spanish singers that follow.
Friday, May 17, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19, 4:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Simon Killer is an erotic and psychological portrait of Simon, a well-educated, handsome and seemingly sympathetic college graduate with just a hint of something off putting enough to ignite a sense of concern.
During the month of May, visit the Bass Museum of Art and receive free admission to another participating Miami museum. Celebrate this exciting day with us by enjoying FREE admission to the museum plus a performance of Gordon Gumshoe - Fairytale Detective by Fantasy Theatre Factory.
Saturday, May 18, 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.
A band of accordion players will invade the streets of Miami Beach processing from The Betsy on Ocean Drive to Art Center/South Florida on Lincoln Road where they will present a program of music in a variety of genres (especially featuring Klezmer) that showcase the instrument at the Art Center's Project 924. Featured accordionists for the event include local Klezmer favorite Shlomo Geva and renowned "Latin Diva of the Accordion," Maricarmen Vazquez.
Music from all corners of the world steeped in the veins of jazz, folk, experimental music, poetry and sociopolitical commentary. The subversive classically trained duo of Bolivian soprano Gian-Carla Tisera and Burmese-American pianist A.J. Khaw will perform at the Betsy Hotel.
SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES @ExoStage: Bend it Like Beckham FREE
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: Bend it Like Beckham (2002) Directed by Gurinder Chadha. 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.
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Continues through June 2, 2013
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave 305.531.1001www.wolfsonian.org
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.
Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler
Continues through July 21, 2013
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue 305.673.7530www.bassmuseum.org
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 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)] Ongoing
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave 305.531.1001www.wolfsonian.org 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 OngoingBass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue 305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
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 Ongoing
World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Avenue 305.532.9336 www.weam.com 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
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 Florida, 301 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.
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. 305.535.1001 www.wolfsonian.org 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 OngoingArt Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive 305.672.2014 www.mdpl.org All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Prices vary.