Thursday, February 13, 2014

ity of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs= February 13 - February 19, 2014

City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=February 13 - February 19, 2014

The City of Miami Beach provides this information to you as a courtesy. The inclusion of this information does not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any event. Although reasonable efforts are made to ensure the information is correct at the time of distribution, information is subject to change. The City of Miami Beach cannot be held liable for exchange of monies, ticket transactions or cancellations with the individual event producers/venues.
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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Wednesday, February 12, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: LINCOLN (2012) Directed by Steven Spielberg with Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. 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.
Thursday, February 13, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Special Thursday night screening! MARY POPPINS (1964) Directed by Robert Stevenson with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. 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.
Art Club for Adults
Thursday, February 13, 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)
Valentines Concert under the Stars FREE
Thursday, February 13th, 7:00 p.m. 
North Shore Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
What could be more romantic than enjoying a live performance in the balmy spring weather under the evening sky? Nothing, so bring a loved one to cuddle with while we entertain you. It is open to all and a FREE event.
Spring Lecture Series: The case of the missing Miami detective, Michael Shayne FREE
Thursday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
Lecture by Susan Weiss. Michael Shayne was the creation of the novelist Davis Dresser who wrote these under the name Brett Halliday. Dresser lived in Miami from approximately 1927 to 1938 and made his living as a civil engineer. The lecture will present a picture of South Florida of that time period, and show how the area provided a wealth of material for the genre of noir detective fiction in the style of Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler.
Thursday, February 13 through Wednesday, February 19
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
The Nominees are: FERAL A wild boy who has grown up in the woods is found by a hunter and returned to civilization. GET A HORSE! Mickey Mouse and his friends are enjoying a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows up with plans to ruin their day. MR HUBLOT The eccentric, isolated Mr. Hublot finds his carefully ordered world disrupted by the arrival of Robot Pet. POSSESIONS A man seeking shelter from a storm in a dilapidated shrine encounters a series of household objects inhabited by goblin spirits. ROOM ON THE BROOM A genial witch and her cat are joined on their broom by several friends as they set off on an adventure.
Friday, February 14 through Wednesday, February 19
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
The Nominees are: AQUEL NO ERA YO (THAT WASN'T ME) Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney. AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE (JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING) Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works. HELIUM A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land calledHELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor. PITÄÄKÖ MUN KAIKKI HOITAA? (DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING?) Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts. THE VOORMAN PROBLEM A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god.
Bandshell Movie Night: Lincoln PG-13 FREE
Friday, February 14, 7:00 p.m.
North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
Come out and enjoy a movie under the stars at our new North Shore Park Bandshell... FREE! Movie and start times subject to change.
Lewis Black: The Rant Is Due
Friday, February 14, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or an increasingly angry rant, ridiculing history, politics, religion, trends and cultural phenomena.
Viva Paris!
Friday, February 14, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 15, 9:45 p.m.
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road,
Immerse yourself into an exotic world that entertains the senses through dance, elegance and beauty with a sizzling flare of burlesque! This dynamite 80 min. show featuring a full international team of 20 artists/production experts, will let you step into the most celebrated French Cabaret and presents a colorful variety of acts that will dazzle and seduce the audience!
Peter and the Wolf and Insects! FREE
Saturday, February 15, 11:00 a.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 222 Liberty Avenue
Peter and the Wolf by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev is the most popular children's work the company has ever offered! Kids join clever Peter and his friends the Bird and the Duck as they work together to outwit and capture the fierce Wolf. Insects is a new work for kids that looks at all sorts of creepy, crawly creatures through poetry and movement.
Museum Tours
Saturday, February 15, 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).
New Music, Old Sources
Saturday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Synergy Vocals.Composed in the late '60s for orchestra and eight amplified voices, Luciano Berio's Sinfonia comes to life with help from the British singing collective Synergy Vocals. The piece quotes a number of recognizable classical works-from Stravinsky, Ravel and Debussy-as well as literary pieces by Beckett and Joyce, thereby creating a modern collage of familiar texts.
Saturday, February 15, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Party 80invites you to take a trip through time, during which you will sing along French Rock bands and singers who marked the French Top 50 during the 80s: Patrick Hernandez "Born to be alive", Jean-Luc Lahaye, Jean-Pierre Mader, Emile et images, Cookie Dingler and Début de Soirée.
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.
A Valentine Fiesta!
Sunday, February 16, 8:00 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
Join MiSO for a romantic evening of music this Valentine's weekend! Recently hailed as one of the "Top Five Women Conductors on the Rise" by New York Public Radio (WQXR), guest conductor Gemma New will join one of the most versatile horn players of his generation, MiSO Principal Horn Hector Rodriguez, in a special Valentine's program that includes the passionate music of Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Ravel and Gershwin, and gorgeous solo horn works by Strauss and Saint-Saëns.
Inside the Music
Tuesday, February 18, 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. A Q&A provides audience members the opportunity to take part in a post-presentation discussion.
impromptu: FREE
Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road
impromptu: is a bridge between the traditions of visual and musical art. One Wednesday evening each month from 7-9pm, New World Symphony fellows and friends perform in the ArtCenter's Richard Shack Gallery.
Wednesday, February 19, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night! This week: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2012) Directed by Joss Whedon with Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. 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.
Continues through February 23, 2014
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
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
My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy!
Continues through March 2, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre, 500 71st Street
My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy! is Brad Zimmerman's hysterical and bittersweet tale of his 29 year struggle to "make it" in New York as an actor and comedian, while "temporarily" waiting tables to make a living.  His stories about family, career, childhood and a misbegotten love life are as warm and poignant as they are hilarious!"
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.
Piotr Uklanski: ESL
Continues through March 16, 2014
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
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.
One Out Of One Thousand
Continues through March 23, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road
Curated by Cristina Anglada, in partnership with Acción Cultural Española. Artists: Jenny Brillhart | Nicole Doran | Katerina Friderici | Marina Gonella | Gamliel Herrera | Babette Herschberger | Kathy Kissik | Rosa Naday Garmendia | Lori Nozick | Kerry Phillips | Natalie Zlamalova.
This Too Shall Pass... FREE
February 7 - March 27, 2013
Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
This is India-based artist Saravanan Parasuraman's first exhibition outside of the Indian subcontinent. His work explores broad conceptual themes such as chaos, order, randomness, and fate through a meticulous attention to the materiality of form of an eclectic variety of media-from ball bearings and fiberglass to sand and silica. Organized by Alpesh Kantilal Patel.

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.
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.
Art Deco Bike and Segway Tours
Bike and Roll, 210 Tenth Street
$39 adults/$29 kids and students