Thursday, September 11, 2014

City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs= September 11 - September 17, 2014

City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=September 11 - September 17, 2014

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Piccole Utopie FREE
Opens September 11, 2014
Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), 420 Lincoln Road
This exciting exhibition displays works of young Italian architects and designers on ecology and sustainability, new technologies, public spaces and the relationship between old and new communities, innovation in the forms, techniques and materials, recycling, landscape, residential projects and, relationship with the historical heritage. Exhibition continues through October 31, 2014
Miami Fashion Film Festival
September 11 - 14, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
Adding to Miami's art and cultural offerings, the Miami Fashion Film Festival (MIAFFF) celebrates the films and filmmakers that creatively examine the art, culture, and business of fashion, both locally and internationally.
Multiple screenings September 11 - 17, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
Filmed over twelve years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette and Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha.
"Masters of Jewish Cinema Series" SIDNEY LUMET: THE PAWNBROKER
Thursday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
In a stunning, Oscar-nominated performance, Rod Steiger stars as a German-Jewish Holocaust survivor who operates a small
East Harlem pawnshop, where his daily interactions with the desperate clientele further darken his already jaundiced view of humanity.
Jason Calloway & Mari-Liis Pakk Duo FREE
Thursday, September 11, 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), 420 Lincoln Road
Cellist Jason Calloway has performed across the US, Estonia, and Serbia in a duo with his wife, violinist Mari-Liis Päkk, exploring the rich contemporary literature for violin and cello.
Multiple screenings September 11 - 17, 2014
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
Shot in lustrous, widescreen black and white by the great Willy Kurant (Masculin Feminin), the film opens with a man leaving his wife and daughter and, in a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tells the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision. (In French with English subtitles)
Brazil FREE
Friday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
Don't miss Brazil, the final feature in the Hot Summer Days, Cool Summer Nights science fiction film series! This film complements the exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, on view through September 28.  
Pre-Season Brass Ensemble: Brass Fanfares FREE
Friday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Ward Stare, conductor. Sound the trumpets! New and returning Brass Fellows ceremoniously take the stage to perform musical proclamations of joy and excitement. This will be a fanfare to remember! Free, ticket required
Erasure: The Violet Flame Tour
Friday, September 12, 8:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Erasure is an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London, and entered the music scene in 1985 becoming one of the most successful artists of the late 1980s to mid-1990s.
A Cultural Journey through Hawaii and Polynesia FREE
Saturday, September 13, 11:00 a.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street
Ages 5-12 years.
Stories con Sabor - 500 Years of Hispanic Culture FREE
Saturday, September 13, 11:00 a.m.
North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Avenue
This program is intended for all ages.
Museum Tours
Saturday, September 13, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Docent led tours of the museum exhibitions. For more or call 305.673.7530 Members and Miami Beach Residents: free. Non-members: $8 (cost of museum admission).
Theater Performance: Dying City FREE
Saturday, September 13, 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 14, 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Dying City is an original play by Christopher Shinn, following a young therapist a year after her hus­band's death, when she is confronted by his twin brother who she has been avoiding. The Washing­ton Post calls the play "A low-simmering psycholog­ical mystery, the sort of sophisticated evening that comes to a satisfying end without the burden of a thorough explanation." This event is presented by the non-profit theater group, Ground Up & Rising.
Pre-Season String Ensemble: String Serenade FREE
Saturday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor. In an evening of exotic adventure fueled by the unmistakable lilting melodies and jaunty rhythms of Eastern-European folk music. Free, ticket required
Caetano Veloso
Saturday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso has been at the forefront of Brazilian culture since the late 1960s, as a co-founder of the uniquely Brazilian psychedelic cultural explosion Tropicalia. He brings his Banda Cê to Miami for the Abraçaço tour, closing out a phenomenal trilogy of modern music.
EKPHRASIS FINALE with South Beach Chamber Ensemble
Sunday, September 14, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue   
Don't miss this encore presentation of 'Trash to Treasure' and other dances inspired by Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui performed through an ekphrastic process (art commenting on art). Free for Miami Beach residents.
Pre-Season Woodwind Ensemble: Exotic Winds FREE
Sunday, September 14, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
You are in for a lively treat as the NWS Woodwind Fellows offer a sampling of chamber music from around the world. Forget hurricane season, these are winds you won't want to miss. Free, ticket required
XIX International Ballet Festival of Miami 2014
Sunday, September 14, 5:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
The Miami Hispanic Ballet Company was established in 1993, as a non for profit dance organization dedicated to identifying and promoting professional dance artists of Hispanic descent in Miami-Dade County. The MHB has produced and presented major gala performances of proven artistic excellence and is the umbrella company for the annual International Ballet Festival of Miami.
Hispanic Flamenco Ballet Ensemble Performance
Monday, September 15, 2014
Miami Beach Senior High School, 2231 Prairie Avenue
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Fall 2014 Tour with shows for Miami-Dade County Public School students.
From a Coin Toss into Politics: The Life of a Senator
Opens September 16, 2014
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
Senator Richard B. Stone served as Florida's second and most recent Jewish U.S. Senator (1975-1980). Stone's foray into 40 years of public service began as Miami City Attorney, however, when a new Florida Senate seat was created in 1967, it was a winning coin toss that solidified his entry into the political arena. (Preview: September 15th) Exhibition continues through March 22, 2015.
"Writing 'Up' to Children and Young Adults" with Author Matt de la Pena FREE
Tuesday, September 16, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street
This is a program for adults. Registration with the branch is required and limited to 25 participants.
Scandinavia during the Holocaust Years FREE
Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
Former Honorary Consul of Finland in South Florida, Dr. Cami Hofstadter will examine the role each Scandinavian country played during the Holocaust-from Norway's inability to prevent its Jewish citizens from deportation to Denmark's heroic attempts to save its Jewish citizens. RSVP: 786-972-3175
"Cinema Green" PLANET OCEAN
Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
Can we imagine a film that would change the way people look at the ocean? Can we explain simply, to everyone, the greatest natural mystery of our planet? And lastly, can we help our children believe in a better and more sustainable world tomorrow? Thanks to its astonishing photography, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least known regions of our planet.
On Location: Dimensions Variable FREE
Opens September 17, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road
ArtCenter continues with its series, On Location with Dimensions Variable (DV), an artist-run space based in downtown Miami and currently celebrating its 5 year anniversary this September. DV has organized an exhibition with Nellie Appleby, Allison Matherly and Cristina Lei Rodriguez who take their inspiration from natural forms and materials. Exhibition continues through November 2, 2014.
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Continues through September 21, 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.

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.
Strange Bedfellows FREE
Continues through October 16, 2014
Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), 420 Lincoln Road
Strange Bedfellows is a national traveling exhibition that explores collaborative practice in queer art making. It has been curated by Amy Cancelmo and in collaboration with Masters in Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice student Brittni Winkler under the guidance of FIU Assistant Professor of Drawing, Michael Namkung.
Continues through January 11, 2015
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
In 1961 the conceptual artist Piero Manzoni rattled the art world by canning his own feces and making them available for sale, pricing the cans by their weight in exchange for the current value of gold. Presented in conjunction with the Bass Museum of Art's 50th anniversary GOLD includes painting, sculpture, video, and photography.
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.
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.

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