Thursday, January 23, 2014


City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=January 23 - January 29, 2014

The City of Miami Beach provides this information to you as a courtesy. The inclusion of this information does not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any event. Although reasonable efforts are made to ensure the information is correct at the time of distribution, information is subject to change. The City of Miami Beach cannot be held liable for exchange of monies, ticket transactions or cancellations with the individual event producers/venues.
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.
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Wednesday, January 22, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: GREASE 2 (1982) Directed by Patricia Birch with Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield.
The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series is presented generously by the Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky Charitable Foundation. Bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.
17th Miami Jewish Film Festival
Thursday, January 23 - Monday, February 4, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Regal South Beach, 1120 Lincoln Road
Expect the unexpected with over thirty internationally acclaimed dramas, documentaries and shorts that feature such stars as Isabella Rossellini, Ben Kingsley, and Patrick Stewart. Special live musical and dance performances compliment select screenings, along with guest filmmakers who lead après-film discussions.
Jewish Food Walking Tours        
Thursday, January 23, 11:00 a.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
In conjunction with our Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, this twice-monthly Jewish Food Walking tour features the history and flavors of the SoFi neighborhood and its Jewish-owned restaurants, past and present.Cost: $36 Museum members; $46 Non-Members. The Walking Tour will last approximately 2-3 hours. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.
Art Club for Adults
Thursday, January 23, 1:30 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)
Panel Discussion: Classical Music in the 21st CenturyFREE
Thursday, January 23, 6:00 p.m.
The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive
Carson Kievman will lead a discussion with William Bolcom, Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Alice Ping Yee-Ho and Shelly Berg to explore the subject of Classical Music in the 21st Century. 
Tigertail Productions Presents "ScreenDance" ANOTHER BUILDING
Thursday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
ScreenDance Miami highlights Miami-based choreographers, movers and filmmakers who are working with emerging and new concepts in regard to movement and dance on film and dance on camera. Filmed on location in Curaçao and Bonaire, Another Building takes its audience on a visual and poetic journey of mystery, adventure, dreams and love. $12, or $9 Students/Seniors, $8 MBC Members
Thursday, January 23, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy more free movies on select Thursday nights! This week: NINE TO FIVE (1980) Directed by Colin Higgins with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton.The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series is presented generously by the Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky Charitable Foundation. Bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.
Thursday, January 23, 9:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Armed with a roguish charm, journalist Jep Gambardella he has seduced his way through the city's lavish night life for decades, but when his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries. (In Italian with English subtitles).
Master Class & Side-By-Side with MTT FREE
Friday, January 24, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Michael Tilson Thomas will lead a master class with three local high school students who have been working with New World Symphony Fellows throughout the year. Then, MTT will conduct a side-by-side rehearsal of Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave, or "Slavonic March," with 39 local students performing alongside their coaches and mentors, the New World Symphony Fellows. Free, ticket required.
Bandshell Movie Night: Nine to Five PG FREE
Friday, January 24, 7:00 p.m.
North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
Come out and enjoy a movie under the stars at our new North Shore Park Bandshell... FREE! Movie and start times subject to change.
Friday, January 24 - Thursday, January 30
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. In this quintessentially American documentary, filmmaking brothers Joshua and Benny Safdie track the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach.
Friday, January 24, 8:50 p.m.
Saturday, January 25, 8:50 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Zizek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies.
Museum Tours
Saturday, January 25, 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).
Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, January 25, 5:00 p.m.
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour on the fourth Saturday of each month. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $20. MDPL and MDGLCC members may participate at no charge.
Saturday, January 25, 9:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Disclosure is an English electronic music duo, consisting of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence. The siblings grew up in Surrey. Their debut album Settle, released on 3 June 2013 through PMR, was nominated for Best Dance Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
The Classical Tradition
Sunday, January 26, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street 
Distinguished instrumentalists Eugene Izotovand Ani Kavafianjoin New World Symphony Fellows during this chamber concert tracing the lineage of the classical tradition.
Sephardi Voices: Audio-Visual Stories of Jews from Arab Lands FREE
Sunday, January 26, 2:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
Dr. Henry Green, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami, presents the Sephardi Voices audio-visual history project, preserving the testimonies of Jews displaced from North Africa, the Middle East and Iran in the wake of the establishment of the State of Israel and the rise of nationalist movements and states.
MISO in Collins Park FREE
Sunday, January 26, 4:00 p.m. 
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Bass Museum of Art, the City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks program presents The Miami Symphony Orchestra in Collins Park. Bring a blanket, share a picnic, and enjoy the sights and sounds of MISO while bringing together the wonderful art, music, and people within our South Florida community. Seating at Collins Park is first come first serve.
Flamenco Sephardit
Sunday, January 26, 7:00 p.m.
Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Avenue
Experience the intense passion of pure Flamenco infused with the Jewish Ladino traditions of Spain. Tickets: $12/VIP $25 includes a reception after.
Mark Twain's Jumping Frog of Calaveras County FREE
Monday, January 27, 3:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 222 17 Street
Beloved American author Mark Twain's hilarious classic short story comes to life through dance. The story is told through Mark Twain's prose, bluegrass and country music, colorful costumes and high-jumping dance movement. A must-see for students studying American literature!
Musicians' Forum: AIGA Centennial Celebration of Music and Design FREE
Monday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Programmed and curated by the Fellows, Musicians' Forums come alive through spontaneity and artistic partnerships. This unique performance features a collaborative exploration of design and music, as members of AIGA, the professional association for design, find ways to illustrate selected works by the New World Symphony Fellows. Free, ticket required.
Wednesday, January 29, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series is presented generously by the Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky Charitable Foundation. Bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Continues through February 2, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre, 500 71st Street
Gone with The WInd is having its premiere and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play from the author of "Driving Miss Daisy".
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
Continues through February 9, 2014
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
GableStage is collaborating with two of the world's most prestigious theaters - The Public in NYC and the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK - on what promises to be one of the most exciting cultural events in our city's history! Adapted and directed by Miami's own award-winning playwright, Tarell Alvin McCraney, the production is set on the eve of the Haitian Revolution against the French.
Continues through February 16, 2014
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
How did women contribute to the history of comics, and in particular, to autobiographical comics, a genre they helped birth? What is particularly Jewish and female about how they did it? And, why unveil parts of yourself and your life in comics? These are the questions posed to 18 artists, whose writings and drawings depict their own pain, laughter, shame, triumphs and self-doubts in a way that taps a collective nerve.
Continues through February 23, 2014
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
TIME presents a selection of historical and contemporary artworks, objects and artists' projects that engage with ideas of time. The concept of time enables us to live with a sense of order and regularity; to conceive of duration; past, present and future; and to maintain a sense of our place within this apparent continuum
Piotr Uklanski: ESL
Continues through March 16, 2014
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Combined with selections from the collection of the Bass Museum of Art, Uklanski's works will address issues related to his ESL status-whether through their outsider relationship to American pop culture, their aspirations over the fabled American Dream, or through Americanized references to Polish history and art.

Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish: A Gastronomic Look at Florida Jews & Food

Continues through October 5, 2014

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
From the pierogies of Poland to the salsas of South America, this exhibition will comprise a wide range of historic items that tell the story of Floridian Jews in the food industry - those who grow, prepare, distribute, cook and serve the foods we love.
Pleasure, Fear and the Pursuit of Happiness FREE
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)]
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

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