City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs= September 12 - September 18, 2013
City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=
September 12 - September 18, 2013
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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 $10 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.
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: www.bassmuseum.org or call 305.673.7530. Members and Miami Beach Residents: free. Non-members: $8 (cost of museum admission)
When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his friends killed hundreds of people with his own hands. Today, Anwar is revered as a founding father of a right-wing paramilitary organization that grew out of the death squads. The Act of Killing is a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators, offering insight into the minds of mass killers. (In Indonesian and English with English subtitles)
Pre-Season Woodwind Ensemble Concert: A Gust of Winds FREE
Welcome the new New World Symphony Fellows to the stage in this first pre-season concert of the 2013-14 season! The program features a range of works-all for woodwinds-from Beethoven's classic Octet to Gary Kulesha's edgy The Devil's Dictionary, a set of bagatelles the composer described as "a droll, acerbic compilation of humorous definitions." Free, ticket required.
Pet Shop Boys
Thursday, September 12, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic pop duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasional guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasional vocals. Pet Shop Boys have sold 50 million records worldwide, and are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records.
Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and acclaimed director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo) join forces for this explicitly erotic thriller about youth, glamour, sex and surveillance.
Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach.
Ian Bousfield, conductor.Formerly the principal trombonist of the Vienna Philharmonic, Ian Bousfield makes his NWS conducting debut in this pre-season concert for brass. The Fellows perform sections from Wagner's four-opera fantasy cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, in a magnificent new arrangement by Timothy Higgins, principal trombonist of the San Francisco Symphony. Free, ticket required.
Saturday, September 14, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Andrés Cepedais a popular Colombian singer and songwriter. He was born in Bogotá, the youngest of five children. He displayed an inclination towards music from an early age, studying piano since the age of 5. Cepeda's musical career as a soloist found success in different musical genres such as bolero and Balada, among other romantic genres.
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.
Pre-Season String Orchestra Concert: Seasons of StringsFREE
Michael Francis, conductor.Michael Francis, Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of Sweden's Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, returns to the New World Symphony for this pre-season concert. Praised for his energy and spontaneity, Francis leads the new and returning string Fellows in works by Piazzolla, Elgar and-in the centennial season of his birth-Britten. Free, ticket required.
Gruesome Playground Injuries FREE
Sunday, September 15, 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Another outdoor production brought to you by the Ground Up & Rising crew, this play is about two eight-year-old's lives which collide in the nurse's office. As they mature from accident-prone kids to self-destructive adults, their broken hearts and broken bones draw them ever closer. The play runs approximately one hour.
A very varied group of people are in a precarious situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. A technical failure has endangered the lives of the passengers on Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots, hardened, experienced professionals are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death. (In Spanish with English subtitles).
When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 Jacqueline Kennedy received thousands of letters from the public offering their heartfelt condolences. This touching film focuses on these deeply personal letters that flooded in from all over the country to comfort a woman they greatly admired who was not just the fashionable First Lady, but also a wife and a mother.
I-95 South brings together seven emerging artists based in Miami and New York, two diverse and culturally rich metropolitan cities. The exhibition asserts the importance of place and how that influences medium, technique, narrative and iconography.Together, they have reinvented the "canvas," developed new languages and reinterpreted their heritages.
Paul Donald: Solo Exhibition FREE
Continues through October 4, 2013
Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 420
Paul Donald has built a wooden bridge but plinths of various sizes positioned near the entrance of the gallery obscure a full view as well as block physical entry into the gallery. On top of the plinths are monitors on which footage of the artist building the bridge is looped. Donald re-directs our attention away from an artwork as a disembodied pure form in which neither the labor of the artist nor the viewer is important to artistic value.
The Bass Museum of Art is proud to present a solo exhibition by London-based artist Mat Collishaw. An artist whose wide-ranging practice includes sculpture, photography, and new media, Collishaw explores dark and subversive subject matter, often dealing with issues that are morally and politically charged.
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.
Chapungu artists--Fresh out of Fairchild FREE
Continues through November 16, 2013
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Nayda Collazo-Llorens will be installing 2D textual art along the meandering concrete pathways in the Garden. The text is based on thoughts and memories--both real and imagined--collected from Miami Beach locals and visitors. An opening reception will be held June 28, 5-7 p.m.
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.
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 305.532.9336www.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.