Thursday, November 14, 2013


City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=November 14 - November 20, 2013
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Wednesday, November 13, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: BEN-HUR (1959) Directed by William Wyler; starring Charlton Heston and Jack Hawkins. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series is presented generously by the Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky CharitableFoundation. Bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.
Miami short Film Festival
Continues through November 15, 2013
Miami Beach Cinemetheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
With over 700 submissions from all corners of the globe, 113 short films (under 20 minutes) have been chosen to screen in The 12th Annual Miami short Film Festival. The seven day event this November will feature 23 screenings, each consisting of 4-10 films threaded thematically to create a powerhouse eighty minutes. Please visit the web site for films, screening dates and times.
Art Club for Adults
Thursday, November 14, 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)
Documentary Film & Discussion Weapons of the Spirit FREE
Thursday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
The classic film by Pierre Sauvage depicts the remarkable wartime "conspiracy of goodness" in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, where a largely French Huguenot town hid several thousand Jews in plain sight. Please reserve in advance.
Book Talk: Eternity Is Overrated, the Uses of Time in Architecture FREE
Thursday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
Architecture critic, writer, and curator, Rowan Moore addresses how buildings are not fixed objects but exist in time, connecting the thoughts and actions of the people who make them to those of the people who inhabit them. Rowan Moore is architecture critic for the Observer (London), and author of Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture (2013).
Thursday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
In CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915, Juliette Binoche gives a mesmerizing performance as Auguste Rodin's protégé (and later mistress), and sister of the Christian/mystic poet Paul Claudel. Inspired by the correspondence between Paul and Camille, writer/director Bruno Dumont (Humanité, La Vie de Jesus) focuses on Camille Claudel's struggle to find understanding and recognition as an artist. (In French with English subtitles).
LES SALAUDS (Bastards)
Friday, November 15 - Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Acclaimed director Claire Denis's latest and darkest film is jagged, daringly fragmented, and a genuinely contemporary film noir. Inspired by recent French sex ring scandals involving men of wealth and power. Denis takes the viewer into the very heart of darkness in her most unsettling film yet, an unforgettable and thrilling commentary on late capitalism. (In French with English subtitles).
Jorge Ben Jor
Friday, November 15, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Jorge Ben Jor (born March 22, 1945 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian popular musician. His characteristic style fuses samba, funk, rock and bossa nova with lyrics that blend humor and satire with often esoteric subject matter.
Between Walls FREE
Opens November 16, 2013
ArtCenter/South Florida | 800 Lincoln Road
Juan López' work explores the aesthetic possibilities of the urban environment, playing with the spaces, mixing video projections and installations, designing complex iconic buildings and changing the perception of the architecture. InBetween Walls, he introduces the pedestrian mall into the gallery in one piece while exposing the exhibition and its visitors through another. Continues through January 12, 2014
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.
Museum Tours
Saturday, November 16, 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).
The Book Thief FREE
Saturday, November 16, 4:00 p.m.
Regal South Beach 18, 1100 Lincoln Road
Based on the international best-selling novel by Markus Zusak. The book tells the inspiring story of a spirited and courageous young girl named Liesel, who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany.  A Q&A with author Markus Zusak and actress Sophie Nelisse, who plays Liesel will follow. Free Admission, First come, first served.
Miami Beach Jazz Festival
Saturday, November 16, 6:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Jazz Fest proudly presents the first annual Miami Beach Jazz Festival. This spectacular event features some of the most talented true jazz musicians- locally as well as from all over the globe.
Percussion Consort
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Michael Linville, conductor, Laquita Mitchell, soprano. In the season's first performance by the Percussion Consort, the Fellows join percussionists from the University of Miami Frost School of Music to perform Ginastera's epic Cantata and Varèse's sonic masterpiece, Ionisation. Shaun Naidoo's Sentient Weather, composed in 2008 for the Consort, features a new video by Clyde Scott.
Dance Under the Stars: An Evening of Dance at the North Beach Band Shell FREE
Saturday, November 16, 7:00 p.m.                              
North Beach Band Shell, 7300 Collins Ave
DNM presents a sneak peek of "Water's Edge: the Long Walk", and works from the Dance NOW! critically acclaimed repertory plus a special performance from the Students of the Academy of Arts and Minds Dance Department!
Saturday, November 16, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Two teenage siblings (Colin and Houri) have lived apart for years, and are awkwardly reunited when life's responsibilities begin to surface. Influenced by the throwaway scene style of filmmaking of the French New Wave, Denis uniquely captures the urgency and embattled nature of these teenager's lives. (In French with English subtitles).
Eric DaSilva
Saturday, November 16, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
The byproduct of a nun in training and a martial arts master, Eric was born in Queens, New York. Raised in a Brazilian immigrant house hold, Eric's distinctive sense of humor from a concoction of Brazilian perspectives and American sensibilities.
Correspondences FREE
Continues through November 17, 2013
924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor
Correspondences presents a visual dialogue between the work of resident artist Marina Font and alumna Amalia Caputo. Correspondences explores the changing notions of identity and memory, and how these concepts are constantly transformed by one another. In Correspondences, the artists question the veracity of both, memory and photography, exposing the fragility of these concepts.
Jewish Food Walking Tour
Sunday, November 17, 11:00 a.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course Joe's Stone Crab. Advance reservations are required. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. 20 people max, rain or shine. Meeting point: Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Cost: Museum members $36; Non-members $46 - includes museum admission and exhibit tour.
The Art of Latkes
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
Join us for a special Family Day with popular PJ Library titles in conjunction with ourGrowers, Grocers & Gefilte Fishexhibit, plus hands-on art activities for families and children.   
Chopin Salon Concert
Sunday, November 17, 4:00 p.m.
La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Road
Direct from Poland, Aleksandra Kuls, violin and Marcin Koziak, piano perform an intimate recital featuring Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata as well as works by Chopin and other Polish composers. Concert includes a wine reception.  Concert & Wine Reception $45 (Free for paid Chopin Foundation members) Post concert dinner: $55/pp
Nikki Kidd in Concert
Sunday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.
Arts at St. Johns, 4760 Pine Tree Drive
Arts at St. Johns begins a new series this November entitled Horizons; a Fall-Winter soap-box series featuring local Miami artists and performers. Jazz vocal sensation, Nikki Kidd will open our series with Top 40 Jazz, R&B, and classics. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy a relaxing evening and are welcome to bring food and beverages of their choice. Tickets: $20, Seniors/Students $10
Sunday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Claire Denis' atmospheric and vibrant version of Melville's Billy Budd, Sailor, with the story transferred to northern Africa. (She was raised in French colonial Africa). Ex-Foreign Legion officer Galoup (Denis Lavant, Holy Motors) recalls his life as leader of the troops in the Gulf of Djibouti, but jealousy entangles the arrival of new recruit Sentain (Denis regular Grégoire Colin)... (In French with English sutitles).
A Conversation with ALEJANDRO LANDES with his film PORFIRIO
Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 p.m. (7:45 p.m. discussion)
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
PORFIRIO is a film about the remarkable real-life Porfirio Ramirez, a small-town Colombian bar owner who dabbled in connections with FARC in the '90s but now lives as a paraplegic after being shot in the spinal cord during a police raid, and plays himself in Alejandro Landes's unique fusion of bio-pic and cinema verite. (In Spanish with English subtitles)
Inside the Music FREE
Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Presented by the Fellows, Inside the Music is an intimate and interactive view into the world of classical music and symphonic musicians. These hour-long discussions explore an array of topics. Audience members are encouraged to participate by asking questions and taking part in post-presentation discussions. Free, ticket required.
VENDREDI SOIR (Friday Night)
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Claire Denis' visually stunning and sensual film explores a chance encounter between two strangers (Valerie Lemercier and Vincent Lindon) who meet in the middle of a transit strike and wind up changing their lives forever. (In French with English subtitles).
Wednesday, November 20, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: HELLO, DOLLY! (1969) Directed by Gene Kelly; starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series is presented generously by the Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky CharitableFoundation. Bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.
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
TIMEpresents 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

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.

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