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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.
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: Quantum of Solace (2008) Directed by Marc Forster. 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.
O' Miami Poetry Festival
April 1-30, 2013
For the entire month of April- find Poetry Everywhere! From the air, on your body, at a pop up, at a flash mob, on a coaster, upon a soapbox... O, Miami hits our streets. From "That's So Miami" to poetry on lamp-posts to dance & poetry to tattoo & poetry, a Miami Literary Trivia Night, a flash mob, a Teen Poetry contest....to Miami's first poetry Parade.
Heineken TransAtlantic Fesitval
April 5-6, 2013
North Shore Band Shell Park, 7275 Collins Avenue www.rhythmfoundation.com
Created in 2003, the Heineken Transatlantic Festival explores modern world music from the great cities of the Atlantic rim - Europe, Africa, Brazil, Argentina, the Caribbean, NYC, and features artists working in the beautiful collision between traditional rhythms and electronica/DJ culture.
The Miami Dance Festival is a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events. Festival performances will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Miami Beach Cinematheque. Plus: Water Ballet returns to the Festival! Now in its tenth year, the Miami Dance Festival keeps getting bigger and better!
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)
Paint City Alumni Show FREE
Opens April 5, 2013
FIU's Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, 4th Floor www.arts.fiu.edu
Description: Paint City Alumni Exhibition is curated by FIU painting professor Pip Brant. This show feature painting by several alumni of our bachelors of fine arts and masters of fine arts programs including Harumi Abe, John Bailly, Aramis O'Reilly, Marco Valella, and Yolanda Sanchez. Exhibition continues through April 30, 2013.
Laptops and Electronic Arts
Friday, April 5, 7:00 p.m.
Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue 305.531.1001www.wolfsonian.org
FLEA (FIU Laptop & Electronic Acoustic) Ensemble is FIU's newest musical group performing exciting new work and reinterpreting classics of the avant-garde by combining hi-fi and lo-fi technologies. Led by Jacob David Sudol, current performers in the group include Brian Del Toro, Kyle Motl, Federico Bonacossa, Karla Gutierrez, Chelsea Bruno, and Daniel Yellin.
WOLF BOOK CLUB: Philip Roth's The Plot Against America
Come by and check out The Wolfsonian's book club, held the first Friday of each month-it's free for first-time visitors (after that it's still free, but museum membership is required). The book is Philip Roth's The Plot Against America, which imagines Charles Lindbergh defeating FDR in the 1940 election.
The tour will use the buildings and streetscape to tell three stories: 1. how the area has been preserved and what needs to be done to continue its preservation; 2. how the designs used in the area came to be; and, 3. the history of the area that provides context for stories 1 & 2. Cost: $20.
All Together Now FREE
Saturday, April 6, 11:30 a.m.
North Shore Park Youth Center, 501 72 Street 305.662.7494www.miamichildrenschorus.org
Miami Children's Chorus presents All Together Now - a free community sing-along with performances by the MCC Beginning Chorus and the MCC We Will Sing Choral Institute Chorus from Playing the Game of Life.
Saturday, April 6, 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.
This year United States WWII veterans will be honored including guest speaker and eyewitness Fred Rosenkoff, retired U.S. Airforce and former POW. Featuring musical presentations poetry readings and the premiere of the art work of Carole Deutsch on loan from Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel.
Bat Mitzvah Comes Of Age
Opens April 9, 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. Exhibition continues throughSeptember 15, 2013
Green Book Club: The Yearling
Tuesday, April 9, 12:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Meet new people, become a better reader, and experience books in a whole new way. This group reads and discusses environmentally-themed books chosen and read during the month preceding each meeting. April's read is The Yearling, by Marjorie Kinnon Rawlings. Contact Benjia Morgenstern firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Join us for an entertaining and provocative series by Steven Machat, Attorney/Producer, who shares a lifetime of first hand working knowledge and experience on how to live and make a living in the entertainment world. Mr. Machat will also share his personal experiences in working with many 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).
SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES @ExoStage: The Princess Bride FREE
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: The Princess Bride (1987) Directed by Rob Reiner. 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.
Not what do you see, but do you see - this question is at the core of Describing Labor, an exhibition by contemporary artist Esther Shalev-Gerz for The Wolfsonian-FIU. Through video, audio, photography, and text, Shalev-Gerz's installation gives voice to these otherwise silent figures so that we might achieve a new awareness of the human endeavor that gives shape to our daily realities.
Self-described chronicler and storyteller Inez Hollander's portrait series Miami Mosaic documents the Miami of today: a community teeming in diversity. Through Hollander's use of bold and vibrant primary colors and strong, unrelenting brush strokes, she captures the emotions of her subjects, enabling the viewer to see not only the many faces of Miami as a whole, but also the individuals themselves.
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.
Untitled ([construction of good)] Ongoing
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave 305.531.1001 www.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.