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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.
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.
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.
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.
Bringing together cross-media's leading international creators, thinkers and practitioners from across the fields of film, TV, interactive, online, mobile, gaming, publishing and live events, Filmgate 2014 will showcase the latest ideas and innovations of modern storytelling, audience engagement and business practices.Cross-media - a new type of storytelling that combines multiple layers and social integration together, producing a meta-narrative structure bigger in sum then the components of its parts
Italian Film Series: I Vicere (The Viceroys) FREE
Friday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001www.wolfsonian.org Based on the controversial, long-censored novel by Federico De Roberto, the film is set in the mid-1800s, in the last years of the House of Bourbon reign in Sicily, on the eve of Italian reunification. Through the eyes of young Consalvo, the last heir to the Uzeda dynasty, the mysteries, intrigues, and complex personalities of the other family members are brought to light as they fight over the Princess's inheritance.
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.
ArtCenter's Studio Crawl, held every first Saturday of the month, invites visitors to wander throughout the ArtCenter's two buildings, exchange with our artists in their studios and view our current exhibitions.
A Tchaikovsky Celebration with MTT
Saturday, February 1, 7:30 p.m. (WALLCAST™ concert)FREE
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, Matthew Allen, cello. Michael Tilson Thomas dedicates an entire weekend of concerts to the inimitable genius of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Comprised of works from the later years of Tchaikovsky's career, the program concludes with his last completed symphony, the "Pathétique," which implies "impassioned suffering" in its Russian context
Jewish Food Walking Tours
Sunday, February 2, 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.
To Russia With Love
Sunday, February 2, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Covention Center Drive
Anna Hersey, our favorite Miami soprano and recent Fulbright scholar, will return to sing with us after last year's extremely successful "Scandinavia Explored." We will accompany her in songs by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky and perform Sergei Prokofiev's String Quartet #2 in F Major, Op. 92 (1941) and Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 (1946). Tickets online or at the door: $25 adults, $15 seniors and students.
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 305.397.8977www.miamibeachstage.org 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".
Cinema Green Climate Change Series: Part I and Part II
On Wednesday, February 5th, ECOMB's Cinema Green Project will begin a three-month look at climate change, its importance as well as its relevance to Miami Beach and the South Florida Region. A total of four documentaries will be screened addressing subjects such as ocean acidification, hypoxic and anoxic zones, sea-level rise, ecosystem destruction, greenhouse gases, coral bleaching and beach/coast erosion.
SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES @ExoStage: LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS FREE
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) Directed by Peter Jackson; with Elijah Wood and Ian McKellan. 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.
Queens of the Stone Age
Wednesday, February 5, 8:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California formed in 1996. Queens of the Stone Age developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy rock music. Their sound has since evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences, including working with ZZ Top member Billy Gibbons and steady contributor Mark Lanegan.
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare Continues through February 9, 2014
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.
GRAPHIC DETAILS: CONFESSIONAL COMICS BY JEWISH WOMEN
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.
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
In His Own Likeness Continues through March 16, 2014 ArtCenter/South Florida, 800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road
Curated by Marivi Veliz. Artists: Othón Castañeda, Rocío García, Eny Roland and Mario Santizo. In His Own Likeness primarily reaffirms existence, which in its diversity and complexity, is equally divine. Although, it does present us, in a somewhat provocative manner, an assortment of images of eroticized men alluding, rather than to God, to His gender-the masculinity attributed to Him-and as a result, to the power associated with the male gender.
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)] 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.