Thursday, May 15, 2014

MIAMI BEACH THIS WEEK MAY 15 - MAY 21, 2014

City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=May 15 - May 21, 2014

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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TONIGHT!!
SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES @ExoStage: Thor: The Dark World FREE
Wednesday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013) Directed by Alan Taylor and James Gunn; with Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. Bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series is presented generously by the Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky Charitable Foundation.
Art Club for Adults
Thursday, May 15, 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: www.bassmuseum.org or call 305.673.7530. Members and Miami Beach Residents: free. Non-members: $8 (cost of museum admission)
Miami Dance Festival: An Evening of Water Ballet FREE
Thursday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.
National Hotel Pool Deck, 1655 Collins Avenue.
Etude plus the premiere of a new water ballet.
Digital Oculus: Women+Art+Technology FREE
Opens Thursday, May 15, 2014
Miami Beach Urban Studios: 420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440
Digital Oculus: Women+Art+Technology, is an exhibition featuring the work of women artists that take a versatile approach to digital media.  The women artists have used visuals and applied concepts that depict daily occurrences. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.
Miami International Piano Festival: Discovery Series
May 15-18, 2014
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
The Discovery Series presents brilliant emerging artists who speak with a unique and compelling musical voice. They are not main stream and are willing to be adventurous and often daring in expressing their artistic vision, offering our audiences an aesthetic and emotional experience not available from "establishment" concert programming.
FILMS ON THE BEACH: The Rabbi's Cat FREE
Thursday, May 15, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street 
Part of the French Film Series "Feline Films on the Beach" THE RABBI'S CAT / Le Chat du Rabbin Directed by Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux (2011), starring François Morel, Maurice Bénichou and Hafsia Herzi.
Bastille
Thursday, May 15, 8:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Bastille are an English rock band formed in London in 2010. They began as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The four-piece consists of members; Dan Smith, Chris Wood, William Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day - an event celebrated on Smith's birthday, 14 July.
UNDER THE SKIN
Multiple Screenings May 15 - 21, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (Birth) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial undefined or something in between.
Best of Cannes: BLUE RUIN
Multiple screenings May 15 - 18, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
Dwight Evans is a mysterious outsider whose quiet life on the margins is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Best of Miami Film Festival: FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
Multiple screenings May 15 - 21, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
Miami City Ballet School Workshop Performances
Friday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 2:00 p.m.               
Miami City Ballet, 2200 Liberty Avenue
Celebrate the achievements of Miami City Ballet School students from young, aspiring ballerinas to near professionals at the culmination of their 2013-2014 School Year. The performance features original works by Miami City Ballet School Faculty in ballet, modern, jazz and character dance, as well as Marius Petipa's Sleeping Beauty (Act III).  TICKETS: $25+
FAIRY TALES, Songs of the Dandelion Woman
May 16 - 18, 2014
SoBe Arts Little Stage Theater, 2100b Washington Avenue
Fairy Tales, Songs of the Dandelion Woman is a 90-minute trip "down the rabbit hole." With a score and libretto created by Carson Kievman, this contemporary music-theater journey hurtles through a kaleidoscopically shifting mental landscape, past the borderline between hilarity and madness, into a surrealistic dislocation.
Tamar Braxton
Friday, May 16, 8:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Tamar Braxton is an American Grammy-Nominated singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and reality television personality. She is the youngest sister to R&B singing icon Toni Braxton.
Museum Tours
Saturday, May 17, 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).
Miami Piano Circle Presents: Ten Grands at the Opera!
Saturday, May 17, 8:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17th Street
Experience the transcendence of sound from ten grand pianos simultaneously playing under a spectacular lighting design. Ten Grands at the Opera! features selections from beloved operas, all masterfully arranged by Ford-Foundation winning composer Dennis Kam, with pianists Mia Vassilev, Georgi Danchev, Dionisio Camacho, Kristin Camacho, Liana Pailodze, Jamila Tekalli, Alan Ngim, Stepan Rudenko, Daniel Manoiu, and Asiya Korepanova.
Erika Moon's Burlesque Magnifique
Saturday, May 17, 9:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Burlesque Magnifique brings a new concept to South Beach fusing the art of the authentic tease with extraordinary entertainment for a truly spectacular Burlesque revue along with our live jazz band The French Horn. Take a 90 minute journey into the art of seduction as each performer draws you into their sizzling world.
International Museum Day: Museum Collections Make Connections FREE
Sunday, May 18, 2014
This year's theme, Museum Collections Make Connections, reminds us that museums are living institutions that help create bonds between visitors, generations and cultures around the world. The museum is an institution that preserves and communicates the past, yet it is grounded in the present. In its very essence, it is a link between the generations, as it allows present and future generations to better comprehend their origins and history.
10th South Beach Photomarathon
May 18, 2014
Fotomission and Tropicolor will host the 10th South Beach Photomarathon, an exciting event that is open to all who enjoy photography. Participants will be assigned six topics to photograph on South Beach over a period of six hours. The topics will be kept secret until the event day and are purposefully vague to give the contestants plenty of room for self expression. This event will be completely managed online.
Ekphrasis Project
Sunday, May 18, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
This critically acclaimed performance returns to the Bass Museum of Art for the fifth year featuring new works by Artistic Directors Salterini and Baumgarten directly inspired by the current art on display and the unique architectural elements of the facilities. Free with museum admission.
Lecture: The Ill-Fated Voyage of the St. Louis (75th Anniversary) FREE
Sunday, May 18, 2:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner SS St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba. On the voyage were 937 passengers, almost all Jews fleeing from the Third Reich. The Cuban government turned away the St. Louis. After being refused safe haven in the United States as well, the ship returned to Europe.
Bill Maher
Sunday, May 18, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Bill Maher is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, satirist, author, and actor.
SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES @ExoStage: Iron Man 3FREE
Wednesday, May 21, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: IRON MAN 3 (2013) Directed by Shane Black with Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow. 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 Museum Month
Continues through May 31, 2014
During May, celebrate Miami Museum Month. All visitors and locals will be offered "Buy One, Get One Free" admission or "Join One Museum, See Them All" at participating museums. This is an incredible opportunity to museum hop and experience the Miami cultural scene. The cultural scene in Greater Miami and the Beaches is unique and diverse. This is an incredible opportunity to experience the area's inspiring museums.
Flight: Aloft in the Everglades FREE
Continues through July 6, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road
Flightis an exhibition of new work created by artists who participated in the AIRIE residency at Everglades National Park. The artists in the exhibition each spent a month living and working in the park, immersed in the ecological and cultural concerns of the River of Grass. Artists: Wendy Call, Lisa Elmaleh, Naomi Fisher, Gustavo Matamoros, Adam Nadel, Trong Nguyen, Rebecca Reeve, Nathanial Sandler, Susan Silas, Curated by Deborah Mitchell.
Vanitas: Fashion and Art
Continues through July 20, 2014
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Vanitas: Fashion and Art examines the theme of vanitas as expressed in avant garde ready-to-wear and haute couture as well as in contemporary paintings, sculptures, industrial design and new media. 
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Continues through August 10, 2014
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
The exhibition highlights Anatsui's recent work and features twelve monumental metal wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of his career to date. In addition, a series of works on paper illuminate his artistic process, while wooden wall reliefs reference his extensive work in other media.
Cinema Judaica: The War Years, 1939 - 1949
Continues through August 24, 2014
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
This unprecedented exhibition of iconic Hollywood film posters from 1939-1949 illustrates how the motion picture industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, influenced post-war perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the State of Israel, and shaped the face of contemporary Jewish life.

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
Ongoing
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
Ongoing
Bass 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
Ongoing
Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave.
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
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
FREE
 Artcenter/South Florida, 800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road
305.674.2728 www.artcentersf.org
ArtCenter/South Florida ("ACSF") announces the arrival of four new Artists-in-Residence and welcomes visitors to their working studios. 
Selections from the Collection
Ongoing
Bass Museum of Art2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org 
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
305.672.5044    www.jewishmuseum.com
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.
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