Sunday, June 30, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Hoy con el Gobernador de la Florida Rick Scott

Juan Fanti Director/CEO de Latin People News y 
el Gobernador de Florida Rick Scott

Luigi Boria Alcalde de la ciuidad de Doral, el Gobernador Rick Scott y
 Fabio Andrade de Americas Community Center


8401 NW 53rd Terrace
Doral, FL 33166
305-59 DORAL (305-593-6725)

The Mayor of the City of Doral Luigi Boria and the City Council adopt a resolution by unanimous vote giving their firm support and solidarity for the group of Cuban refugees currently under harsh detention conditions in Bahamas
(Doral, FL) - On the Special meeting of the City of Doral Council held on  Tuesday June 25, 2013, Mayor Luigi Boria and the City Council passed by a unanimous vote a resolution expressing their support and solidarity for the Cuban refugees that are currently detained by the government of Bahamas. This flagrant case of violations of human rights and the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees was made known in the United States through a video showing an alleged security guard of the Bahamas Detention Center physically abusing Cuban migrants.
In this resolution proposed by Vice Mayor Bettina Rodriguez-Aguilera, all Council members expressed their solidarity towards this group of Cuban refugees, who made landfall in the Bahamas escaping from the brutal and repressive Castro regime. The Council denounced the abuse of these Cuban refugees, currently at risk of repatriation to Cuba, while also calling for a halt to all mistreatment and for their humane treatment.
Lastly, the City Council made an open request to the US Department of State and the UN Commission on Human Rights to investigate such harsh human rights violations, designate these Cuban citizens as political refugees, and grant them political asylum.
8401 NW 53rd Terrace
Doral, FL 33166
305-59 DORAL (305-593-6725)
El Alcalde de la Ciudad de Doral Luigi Boria y el Concejo de la Ciudad adoptan por unanimidad una resolución expresando firme respaldo y solidaridad con el grupo de refugiados cubanos detenidos bajo condiciones deplorables por el gobierno de Bahamas
(Doral, FL) - En la reunión especial del Concejo de la Ciudad de Doral celebrada el martes 25 de junio de 2013, el Alcalde Luigi Boria y el Concejo de la Ciudad aprobaron por unanimidad una resolución expresando su respaldo y solidaridad con los refugiados cubanos que se encuentran en estos momentos detenidos por el gobierno de Bahamas. Este caso de flagrante violación de los derechos humanos y de la Convención de 1951 sobre el Status de Refugiados fue dado a conocer en los Estados Unidos mediante un video que mostraba a un presunto guardia del centro de detenciones de Bahamas pateando a los migrantes cubanos.
En esta resolución presentada por la Vice Alcaldesa Bettina Rodríguez-Aguilera, todos los miembros del Concejo manifestaron su irrestricta solidaridad con este grupo de refugiados cubanos que llegaron a Bahamas huyendo del brutal y represivo régimen castrista. El concejo denunció el abuso perpetrado contra estos refugiaos cubanos, actualmente en riesgo de ser deportados a Cuba, a la vez que solicitó enérgicamente que cesaran los maltratos y que se diera un trato humano a estas personas.
Por último, el Concejo de la ciudad hizo un llamado al Departamento de Estado de los EEUU y a la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de la ONU para que investiguen estas deplorables violaciones a los derechos humanos, para que designen a estos ciudadanos cubanos como refugiados, y para que se les conceda asilo político.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Senate Just Passed Commonsense Immigration Reform

Breaking News: Senate Just Passed Commonsense Immigration Reform

Today, on a bipartisan vote of 68-32, the Senate resoundingly approved historic immigration reform legislation, showing that the time has come to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. In response to the vote, President Obama issued a statement, lauding the Senate’s action:
Today, the Senate did its job.  It’s now up to the House to do the same. 
As this process moves forward, I urge everyone who cares about this issue to keep a watchful eye.  Now is the time when opponents will try their hardest to pull this bipartisan effort apart so they can stop commonsense reform from becoming a reality.  We cannot let that happen.  If you’re among the clear majority of Americans who support reform – from CEOs to labor leaders, law enforcement to clergy – reach out to your Member of Congress.  Tell them to do the right thing.  Tell them to pass commonsense reform so that our businesses and workers are all playing by the same rules and everyone who’s in this country is paying their fair share in taxes. 
We have a unique opportunity to fix our broken system in a way that upholds our traditions as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.  We just need Congress to finish the job.
To read the full statement click here.
Thank you all for your continued efforts to advance immigration reform!  With momentum from today’s Senate vote, attention now shifts to the House of Representatives. 
Please continue to make your voices heard and remind folks that NOW is the TIME to enact commonsense immigration reform.  As always, please share with your networks.
Julie Chávez Rodriguez
Associate Director
White House | Office of Public Engagement

More Updates

This week, in an effort to highlight one of the many benefits of immigration reform, the President met with CEOs, business owners, and entrepreneurs.  The President and business representatives discussed their shared belief that achieving immigration reform holds meaningful economic promise for the United States.  The meeting occurred on the heels of last week’s release of the Congressional Budget Office’s official score of the Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill, which concluded that the legislation would reduce federal deficits by approximately $200 billion over the next 10 years and close to $700 billion in the second decade.  CBO also found that commonsense immigration reform will increase real GDP by 3.3% ($700 billion) between 2013–2023 and 5.4% ($1.4 trillion) between 2023–2033.  Citing these findings, the President reiterated his support for reform in his Weekly Address, stressing that it is time for Congress to pass commonsense immigration reform.
The Treasury Department has released an informational graph to summarize the CBO’s findings and highlight the potential impacts of the immigration bill.

Agency Updates

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Calls with Major City and County Police Chiefs and Sheriffs
June 19, 2013
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano spoke with major city and county police chiefs and sheriffs to discuss the need for commonsense immigration reform to strengthen border security, building upon the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) historic gains achieved over the past four years.
DHS Announces Re-designation and 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria
June 17, 2013
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has re-designated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2015.
Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to New York
June 14, 2013
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to New York where she met with business community leaders to discuss the need for commonsense immigration reform, which is critical to our nation’s economic health and prosperity.
Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Call with Southwest Border Sheriffs and Police Chiefs
June 10, 2013
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano hosted a conference call with Southwest Border Sheriffs and Police Chiefs to discuss the need for commonsense reform to strengthen border security, building upon the Department’s historic gains achieved over the past four years.
Secretary Napolitano and CBP Acting Commissioner Winkowski Participate in Global Entry Enrollment Center and Gallery Ribbon Cutting
June 6, 2013
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Thomas Winkowski participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Global Entry enrollment center and gallery at CBP Headquarters to mark the fifth anniversary of Global Entry.  Beginning June 10, applicants will be able to complete their Global Entry interview at the new Washington, D.C. enrollment center.

Blog Highlights

Western Officials Demand a 21st Century Immigration System
June 25, 2013
Officials in the West wrap up our series by sharing what bringing our legal immigration system into the 21st century would mean to them.
Leaders Across the Southwest Say It's Time to Fix the Broken Immigration System
June 24, 2013
Officials in the Southwest explain why the time is now to fix the broken immigration system.
In the Northeast, Leaders Demand an Immigration System that Lives up to Our Heritage as a Nation of Laws and a Nation of Immigrants
June 21, 2013
Officials in the Northeast explain how commonsense immigration reform is consistent with our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
A Great Way to Save $1,000,000,000,000
June 20, 2013
The Congressional Budget Office, the nonpartisan experts who analyze the financial impact of legislation, believes that Senate immigration bill will reduce the deficit by almost $1 trillion over the next two decades.
Leaders Across the Midwest Urge Immigration Reform to Strengthen the Economy
June 20, 2013
Leaders in the Midwest share why they support immigration reform and how fixing the broken immigration system will help their communities by strengthening the economy, spurring innovation, and increasing U.S. trade and exports.
State and Local Officials in the South Speak Up to Fix the Broken Immigration System
June 19, 2013
Governors, mayors, county executives, state legislators, attorneys general, and treasurers from the South share why they support immigration reform and how fixing the broken immigration system would impact their communities.
My Big American Family
June 17, 2013
May Chen shares the story of her immigration to America.
Deferred Action Remains a Smart and Sensible Immigration Policy, but Congress Still Needs to Act 
June 14, 2013
DACA is just one of the many steps the Department of Homeland Security has taken to make our immigration enforcement policies smarter and more effective at focusing on our priorities. These steps all ensure that our immigration enforcement can focus on high-priority individuals instead of clogging the system with low priority cases.
Ansel Adams and My Dad: No Picture Taken
June 12, 2013
Frances E. Francis shares how her father proved his American spirit through acts of courage and persistence, similar to the millions of immigrants who make up the landscape of our great nation.
White House Staffers Share Their Immigration Stories
June 12, 2013
The United States is a nation of immigrants. And the White House, like nearly every other American office, is full of staffers whose stories started in countries all over the world.  We asked some of them to share their own immigration stories and explain why they think it’s so important to fix our broken immigration system once and for all.

Get Involved

A Conversation With USCIS
The USCIS Public Engagement Division invites you to attend a free national Spanish-language event.  Our representatives will share agency updates, discuss immigration-related topics, and will be available to answer your questions.  The event will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.  Participants can call in via teleconference at 1-888-989-4980 (Password: Enlace) or watch live via web stream  For more information, please, or to learn more about USCIS resources available in Spanish, please visit

Informacion enviado por: Fabio Andrade,de Americas Community Center

Portman-CMC's Collins Canal Bridge:Destined For Troubled Water

Portman-CMC's Collins Canal Bridge:Destined For Troubled Water

Miami Beach Planning Board members are raising serious concerns over Portman-CMC's plans for an approximately 80-foot wide bridge over the Collins Canal that will serve as the main entry point for trucks accessing the convention center.

Constructing such a large bridge atop the historic canal won't be easy. A new bridge will create safety, permitting and environmental hurdles that will significantly delay the team's questionable construction schedule:
  • The canal is a designated manatee zone and a known habitat for Johnson’s seagrass, according to Miami Beach’s Public Works Dept. Construction of the bridge will disrupt the environment of this endangered species.
  • Miami Beach Planning Board member Frank Kruszewski thinks Portman-CMC's bridge traffic alongside Miami Beach High School will pose “significant safety concerns for the students and the general public.”
  • The planned bridge will divert large trucks and cars directly through a proposed park north of the convention center, disrupting the green space.
All of this begs the question: what is Portman-CMC's plan B if the bridge isn't viable?

The South Beach ACE proposal uses existing roads and infrastructure to route trucks into the site. That means less trafficless harm to the environment, and less risk to neighborhood residents and school children.

For these reasons and more, South Beach ACE has won support from a growing list of Miami Beach community groups, businesses, and convention center users, including the Miami International Boat ShowPalm View Historic District Association, and dozens of Lincoln Road property owners.

Learn more about the South Beach ACE plan by viewing the below video, visiting our website, or connecting with us via social media.
South Beach ACE: Miami Beach Convention Center Site - dbox
Watch the Video

Hispanics of Venezuelan Origin in the United States, 2011 by Anna Brown and Eileen Patten

Released: June 19, 2013
Hispanics of Venezuelan Origin in the United States, 2011
by Anna Brown and Eileen Patten

An estimated 259,000 Hispanics of Venezuelan origin resided in the United States in 2011, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Venezuelans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Venezuelan origin; this means either they themselves are Venezuelan immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to Venezuela. Venezuelans are the 13th-largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for 0.5% of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2011. Mexicans, the nation’s largest Hispanic origin group, constituted 33.5 million, or 64.6%, of the Hispanic population in 2011.1

This statistical profile compares the demographic, income and economic characteristics of the Venezuelan population with the characteristics of all Hispanics and the U.S. population overall. It is based on tabulations from the 2011 American Community Survey by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. Key facts include:
    * Immigration status. About seven-in-ten Venezuelans (69%) in the United States are foreign born compared with 36% of Hispanics and 13% of the U.S. population overall. Roughly eight-in-ten immigrants from Venezuela (82%) arrived in the U.S. in 1990 or later. About one-third of Venezuelan immigrants (35%) are U.S. citizens.
    * Language. About two-thirds (68%) of Venezuelans ages 5 and older speak English proficiently.2 The other 32% of Venezuelans report speaking English less than very well, compared with 34% of all Hispanics.
    * Age. Venezuelans are younger than the U.S. population but older than Hispanics overall. The median age of Venezuelans is 32; the median ages of the U.S. population and all Hispanics are 37 and 27, respectively.
    * Marital status. Venezuelans ages 15 and older are more likely to be married (49%) than Hispanics overall (43%) and about as likely as the U.S. population overall (48%) to be married.
    * Fertility. About one-in-twenty (4%) Venezuelan women ages 15 to 44 gave birth in the 12 months prior to this survey. That was less than the rate for all Hispanic women—8%—and the overall rate for U.S. women—6%.
    * Regional dispersion. Venezuelans are concentrated in the South (65%), mostly in Florida (41%).
    * Educational attainment. Venezuelans have higher levels of education than the Hispanic population overall and the U.S. population overall. Half (51%) of Venezuelans ages 25 and older—compared with 13% of all U.S. Hispanics and 29% among the U.S. population—have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree.
    * Income. The median annual personal earnings for Venezuelans ages 16 and older were $25,000 in the year prior to the survey—greater than the median earnings for all U.S. Hispanics ($20,000) but less than the median earnings for the U.S. population ($29,000).
    * Poverty status. The share of Venezuelans who live in poverty, 15%, is about the same as the rate for the general U.S. population (16%) and lower than the rate for Hispanics overall (26%).
    * Health Insurance. One-quarter of Venezuelans (26%) do not have health insurance compared with 30% of all Hispanics and 15% of the general U.S. population. Additionally, 12% of Venezuelans younger than 18 are uninsured.
    * Homeownership. The rate of Venezuelan homeownership (48%) is about the same as the rate for all Hispanics (46%) but lower than the 65% rate for the U.S. population as a whole.
About the Data
This statistical profile of Hispanics of Venezuelan origin is based on the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is the largest household survey in the United States, with a sample of about 3 million addresses. The data used for this statistical profile come from 2011 ACS Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), representing a 1% sample of the U.S. population.
Like any survey, estimates from the ACS are subject to sampling error and (potentially) measurement error. Information on the ACS sampling strategy and associated error is available at An example of measurement error is that citizenship rates for the foreign born are estimated to be overstated in the Decennial Census and other official surveys, such as the ACS (see Jeffrey Passel. “Growing Share of Immigrants Choosing Naturalization,” Pew Hispanic Center, Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2007)). Finally, estimates from the ACS may differ from the Decennial Census or other Census Bureau surveys due to differences in methodology and data collection procedures (see, for example,, and

Enviado por Noel Simonovis


Queremos informarle a la Comunidad Venezolana de Weston y sus
adjacencias,  sobre una reunion de coordinacion de actividades de
nuestro Equipo Venezuela Weston, en la cual estuvieron presentes: Jose
Hernandez, Ramon Peraza, Julio Rodriguez, Luis DeNicolo, Jose Luis
Armas, Alicia Rivero y Oscar Ganem.

 La Programacion e Invitacion de los actos para los  meses de Julio y
Agosto 2013, quedo definida de la siguiente manera:

1). Lunes 01 de Julio. Lugar: Sesion Solemene en la  Alcadia de Weston
en honor a la Indpendencia de nuestro Pais. Salon de Sesiones. Hora:
6:30 p.m.  a 8:p.m. Entrada Gratis

2). Viernes 05 de Julio. Acto Central Conmemorativo de nuestra Independencia.
Reconocimiento al Comisionado  Angel Gomez Lugar: Town Center Weston
al lado del Reloj/ Campana. Discurso de Orden: Ramon Peraza jr.Hora:
04 p.m. a 8p.m.Entrada Gratis  y Refrigerios.

3). Domingo 07 de Julio. Celebracion del dia de la Independencia de
Venezuela  en el Sun Life Stadium.  Lugar de Reunion y Salida del
Autobus: Cafe Canela. Costo de traslado: ($10) por persona. Costo de
la Entrada al Espectaculo: ($20) por persona. Hora de Salida: 1p.m.
Retorno 11:p.m.

4). Domingo 14 de Julio. Acto de Americas Community Center.
Celebracion de las Independencias de Venezuela y Colombia. Lugar: Town
Center Weston. Hora: 2p.m. a 10:p.m.  Entrada Gratis y Refrigerios.

 5). Viernes 16  de Agosto. Encuentro con  Asesor Politico J.J.
Rendon en Weston. Lugar: Biblioteca de Weston en Bonnaventure.  Hora:
6p.m. Entrada Gratis y Refrigerios.

Agradeciendo de antemano su apoyo, esperamos verlos en los eventos programados

Por el Equipo Venezuela Weston,

Ramon Peraza, Alicia Rivero, Jose Luis Armas, Luis Denicolo y Oscar Ganem

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=June 27 - July 3, 2013

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 $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.
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Food Truck & Music Festival FREE
Wednesday, June 26, 5:00 p.m.
North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach's North Shore Park Bandshell & Ocean Terrace will dress in the typical, characteristic Latin flavor of the North Beach area to welcome the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest on Wednesday nights this fall. The food and music fest will feature the popular mobile food trucks, free entertainment and participation by area restaurants.
All City Slam - A Tigertail WordSpeak Event for TeensFREE
Thursday, June 27, 4:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami's first ever All-City Slam. With growing interest in spoken word for teens, as part of its WordSpeak project Tigertail is offering four free workshops and a slam for South Florida teens. Four dynamic poets, writers and directors will give hour-long workshops, Alexis Caputo, Teo Castellanos, Rudi Goblen and Deborah Magdalena. Teo Castellanos and Deborah Magdalena will co-host the slam. Cash prizes ($100 for first, $75 for second and $25 for third) will go to the top three slam winners.
"FRITZ LANG: From Austria to America" M
Thursday, June 27, 8:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Fritz Lang's classic story of a child murderer brought to justice is now available in a brand-new 2k restoration. Peter Lorre stars as Hans Beckert, a recently released asylum inmate with a compulsion to kill little girls. In an attempt to capture the killer, the police pressure the city's criminal underworld, which in turn endeavors to find the killer themselves.
Pleasure, Fear and the Pursuit of Happiness FREE
Opens June 28, 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.
hot nights|cool jazz
Friday, June 28, 7:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Paul Ayick Quintet. Trumpet player Paul Ayick performs mainstream jazz compositions using the traditional jazz quintet format. The group will consist of trumpet, tenor saxophone, upright bass and drums, and will be performing both Mr. Ayick's original compositions as well as selections from the American Song Book.
Friday June 28 - Sunday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Focusing on the relationship between Hubert Minel (Xavier Dolan), a 16-year-old Quebecois living in suburban Montreal, and his single mother Chantale (Anne Dorval), I Killed My Mother beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship. (In French with English subtitles)
Miami Jazz Project: Test of Time
Friday, June 28, 8:30 p.m.
SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Avenue
SoBe Institute introduces Miami Jazz Project featuring an all-star lineup of virtuoso South Florida musicians: Arthur Barron, Saxophones/Flute; Abel Pabon, Keyboards; Manny Patino, Bass; Rey Monorig, Drums. Tickets: $10.
Friday June 28 - Sunday, June 30, 9:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Laurence Anyways tells the story of an impossible love between Frédérique and her long-term boyfriend Laurence, a man who reveals his inner desire to become his true self: a woman. Set during the late 1980s and early 1990s, the story spans a decade, chronicling the doomed love of Fred and Laurence, as well as the trials and tribulations that they face. (In French with English subtitles).
Museum Tours
Saturday, June 29, 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, June 29, 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. Tour departs from MDPL's Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive at 10th Street. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $20. MDPL and MDGLCC members may participate at no charge.
Saturday, June 29, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Daniel Dwight Toshis a German-born, American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, and executive producer. He hosts the Comedy Central television show Tosh.0.
Miami Performance International Festival
Sunday, June 30, 12:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
The Miami Performance International Festival 2013 is an exciting four-week program of performance art accompanied by video screenings, talks and workshops that culminate in an intense 4-day event with final performances taking place Sunday June 30. Please visit web site for program details.
IDEA@thebass Family Day FREE
Sunday, June 30, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
These creative afternoons are full of exciting activities for the whole family: art projects, scavenger hunts, preschool art station and free prizes! This month:Sunsets and Seascapes.
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.
<body>matter: the body queered, queerness embodiedFREE
Continues though July 30, 2013
Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 420
Exhibition of artwork exploring gender and sexuality by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, alternative and queer-identified students at Florida International University (FIU); curated by recent FIU BFA in studio art alumnus Ian Honoré and produced by FIU Postdoctoral Fellow in Counseling Dr. Tyler Wasson.
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. 
Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen
Continues through August 18, 2013
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
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.
Women in Motion: Fitness, Sport, and the Female Figure
Continues through August 18, 2013
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
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. 
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.
Chapungu artists--Fresh out of Fairchild FREE
Continues through November 16, 2013
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
These monolithic stone sculptures are carved by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The pieces express human ecology at its core, and will be on display throughout the Garden.
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.