Thursday, June 22, 2017

Miami Beach Cultural Arts Events: June 22 - June 28, 2017

Cultural Arts Events June 22 - June 28, 2017

The Gleason Room at The Fillmore
June 22, 2017 - June 25, 2017

FUNDarte presents Out In The Tropics 2017, a weeklong performing arts series featuring artists who tackle issues of gender politics, sexuality, and LGBTQ identity. Now in its eighth year, this provocative program series runs from Thursday June 22nd to Sunday June 25th, in Miami Beach. Out in the Tropics will present four distinct national and international artists including concerts at the Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach, on June 22nd and direct from Spain an evening of sultry flamenco/jazz/hiphop fusion with the provocative La Shica; on June 23rd a concert by New York-based vocal icon Joey Arias; on June 24th a feminist Hip Hop sensation Krudas Cubensi, a duo of vocal rap activists that recently relocated from Havana to Austin, TX; and on June 25th culminating with a literary reading by Miami's own Antonio Orlando Rodriguez at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios
Curated by Rodriguez Barake and Belaxis Buil
Opening Wednesday, June 28  through September 1

The Florida International University's Art + Art History Department, alongside the Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Warsaw, have continued their global academic partnership and will unveil their new exhibition entitled, REKONESANS II Proposed as an attempt to try to build a global dialogue between South Florida and Central Europe, Prof. Kolasinski and Prof. Jarnuszkiewicz, together with the help from the FIU MFA Curatorial Practice candidates, made REKONESANS II possible. This academic connection serves as an opportunity that allows the students from different cultural backgrounds to share their perception on contemporary art. It also serves as a chance to continue the approach to form a unity between academic institutions on a global level.

Miami Design Preservation League
Announces the 2018 Art Deco Weekend Official Poster Contest 

View Call for Submissions
Deadline is August 1, 2017

Nu Deco Ensemble announces
Nu Works Initiative 2017 !

Nu Deco Ensemble is so excited to launch Nu Works Initiative calling for orchestral scores to be performed in our third season! With a mission to inspire, enrich and connect new and diverse audiences, the Nu Works Initiative will complement the genre-bending musical experiences that Nu Deco has cultivated over its first two seasons in Miami. Composers of selected pieces will be provided with the opportunity to have their pieces performed by Miami's 21st-century orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, as well as: hands-on experience with the Nu Deco Artistic Team, a domestic flight or $500 travel stipend for an international flight , housing in the Greater Miami area during the duration of rehearsals and performances, and professional audio & video recording of their performed piece at one of our 2017-18 venues (The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, The New World Center, The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts).

View Call for Submissions
Deadline is August 1, 2017

Raintertainment #OnLincoln:
Umbrellas Optional
@ Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL
Continues through July 2017
Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Starting in May and continuing throughout July, Lincoln Road invites visitors to brave the elements to witness something spectacular!
In celebration of the written art form, Raining Poetry is an activation in which poem verses and accompanying graphics will become illuminated on the iconic promenade during rainfall. Contributing poets and artists include ArtCenter/South Florida alumni Laz Ojalde and Natalie  Zlamalova of AMLgMATD, Elysa D. Batista and Lebo. 

The Wolfsonian FIU
North and South: Berenice Abbott's U.S. Route 1
June 9, 2017 - October 8, 2017

In 1954, photographer Berenice Abbott journeyed along the length of U.S. Route 1, capturing the road, its towns, and inhabitants. From Florida motels made from buses to Maine potato farmers, Abbott memorialized communities up and down the East Coast.

During the trip, Abbott shot more than four hundred 8x10-inch photographs, and over two thousand smaller images using her Rolleiflex camera, representing her largest portfolio of photographs devoted to a single subject.

North and South will bring together a selection of 50 works from this series to present a singular visual summary of American life during the mid-1950s. Click here for more information >

Featured Films

O Cinema Miami Beach 
Beatriz at Dinner
Opening Friday, June 23, various screenings

At an elegant dinner party in a swanky hilltop home, conversation between a soft-spoken holistic healer and a hard-nosed businessman explodes into a bitter clash of cultures in BEATRIZ AT DINNER, the latest provocative film from director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White. 

Miami Beach Cinemateque
After Image (Powidoki) 
Miami Beach Premiere
Friday, June 24, 2017 | 8:55 PM, various screenings
The great Polish director Andrzej Wajda returns with this passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (brilliantly played by Polish superstar Boguslaw Linda), who battled Stalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art. (In Polish with English subtitles). Click here for more information >

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Hot Couture: Florida Jews on the Fashion Scene
On View Now

Floridian Jews have been involved in all aspects of the fashion industry, designing, manufacturing, dressing and influencing the local and international scene in all types of clothing from beachwear to ball gowns.

From the now- 96 year-old designer Sylvia Whyte, whose children's clothing brought the likes of Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra and Zsa Zsa Gabor flocking to her Miami Beach store in the 1950s, to an 11 year-old entrepreneur now embarking on her first clothing line incorporating her grandfather's artwork into her designs, Floridian Jews have created a large footprint on this industry.

With iconic brands like Perry Ellis and Chico's; climate-influenced guayaberas, golf shirts and Florida furriers; funky wearable art and bikinis and belts made out of local snakeskins, this exhibit will surprise and inspire you
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 $14 million in grants to 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. For more events visit:

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