Wednesday, August 14, 2013

City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs= August 15 - August 21, 2013


City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs=August 15 - August 21, 2013

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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17th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
August 17-24, 2013
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
www.brazilianfilmfestival.com
For 17 consecutive years the Brazilian Film Festival has brought together the latest Brazilian audiovisual productions. Comedies, dramas, and lots of action will fill the screens of the Colony Theatre. The special program CINEFOOT at the Miami Beach Cinemetheque will feature films paying tribute to Brazil's greatest passion: Soccer.
THE BLING RING
Thursday, August 15, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
From Oscar-winning writer and director Sofia Coppola, The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of teenagers who burglarize celebrities' homes in Los Angeles. Tracking their targets' whereabouts online, they break in and steal their designer clothes and possessions. Inspired by actual events.
HANNAH ARENDT
Friday, August 16, 6:50 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 - Sunday, August 18, 4:20 p.m.
Monday, August 19 - Tuesday, August 20, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21, 6:50 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Hannah Arendt is a brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker-controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils-introduced her now-famous concept of the "Banality of Evil." (In German w/ English subtitles.)
Art Club for Adults
Friday, August 16, 7:00 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)
Museum Tours
Saturday, August 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).
Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen
Continues through August 18, 2013
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
Modern Mealsexamines how people in the U.S. began eating foods that were mass-produced in the first half of the 20th century. Images and artifacts from The Wolfsonian's collection illustrate the movement of food from the field, to the factory, supermarket, and kitchen table, in order to explore how modern technology, design, and business practices created new meanings for food and eating in this era.
Women in Motion: Fitness, Sport, and the Female Figure
Continues through August 18, 2013
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
Women in Motiondisplays images of physically active women produced by governments, fitness advocates, advertisers, and artists in Europe and the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Both exhibitions examine aspects of everyday culture in the early 20th century that are still of great concern today, from the methods through which our foods are produced, to equal access to athletic opportunities for women. 
Sunday, August 18, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Enanitos Verdes ("Little Green Men") is a successful rock trio from Argentina, formed in 1979 in the city of Mendoza. Throughout their career they have managed to gain important positions on Argentine and Latin American charts.
Sculpture Talk and Tour: Sharing the Secrets of Shona Art FREE
Wednesday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
The Chapungu sculptures that currently grace the Garden are exquisite and beautiful but the stories behind them are what make them truly great works of art. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden invites you to a special presentation on the fascinating people who carved these impressive monoliths, as told by the Fairchild Tropical Garden's Volunteer of the Year, Bob Petzinger.
Art Deco Inspired FREE
Continues through August 31, 2013
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
The Art Deco era spans the time period between the two World Wars.  During that time all genres of art were influenced by the frivolity of the 1920s, the austerity of the 1930s and drive of the 1940s. Art Deco Inspired will showcase several local artists who have been inspired by our local historic Art Deco. Visitors will see how a historic style has influenced contemporary artists.
Bat Mitzvah Comes Of Age
Continues through September 15, 2013
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
On Saturday morning, March 18, 1922 - two years after American women received the right to vote - Judith Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, became the first American girl to mark her bat mitzvah during a public worship service. In the decades that followed, many other girls and women became the "first" in their communities, helping to reshape American Judaism.
I-95 South FREE
Continues through September 29, 2013
ArtCenter South Florida, 800/810/924 Lincoln Road
I-95 South brings together seven emerging artists based in Miami and New York, two diverse and culturally rich metropolitan cities. The exhibition asserts the importance of place and how that influences medium, technique, narrative and iconography.Together, they have reinvented the "canvas," developed new languages and reinterpreted their heritages.
Mat Collishaw
Continues through October 13, 2013
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
The Bass Museum of Art is proud to present a solo exhibition by London-based artist Mat Collishaw. An artist whose wide-ranging practice includes sculpture, photography, and new media, Collishaw explores dark and subversive subject matter, often dealing with issues that are morally and politically charged.
Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation
Continues through November 3, 2013
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation is a presentation of the video artist's recent projects. This exhibition will present two major video installations, including an entirely new exploration of her noted film The Rape of the Sabine Women.
Chapungu artists--Fresh out of Fairchild FREE
Continues through November 16, 2013
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
These monolithic stone sculptures are carved by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The pieces express human ecology at its core, and will be on display throughout the Garden.
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.
Jazid
Nightly -- Varying Times
1342 Washington Avenue
305.673.9372 www.jazid.net
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.
Van Dyke Cafe
Live Jazz Nightly
846 Lincoln Road
305.534.3600 www.thevandykecafe.com
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
Ongoing
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
305.672.2014 www.mdpl.org    
All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Prices vary.
Art Deco Bike and Segway Tours
Ongoing
Bike and Roll, 210 Tenth Street
305.604.0001 www.bikeandroll.com
$39 adults/$29 kids and students.