Music

Free Gospel Sundays: A Christmas Celebration

Arsht Center. December 16, 2012, 4:00 p.m. Under the direction of Pastor Marc Cooper, the Miami Mass Choir made its debut in October 2010 as the resident choir for the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Free Gospel Sundays. Not affiliated with any particular church or denomination, this multicultural and diverse choir is comprised of 60 of Miami’s best gospel voices, selected through an open … +

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Hitchcock at the Coral Gables Cinema

Through December 20, 2012. A darkly comic story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, the film follows Alfred Hitchcock, played by Anthony Hopkins, and his wife and partner Alma, played by Helne Mirren, during the course of making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.

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Cannonball presents CASK

December 19, 2012. 8:30 / 9:30 / 10:30 p.m. CASK is a site-specific show, which premiered at the 6th Street Container Alternative Art Space on October 26th. CASK brings new life to Edgar Allen Poe’s classic: The cask of amontillado. The 20 minute, site-specific performance is a fusion of dance, theatre, music, and visual arts.

Cinema

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry at the De La Cruz Collection

December 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. A fascinating examination of this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art … +

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Miami 1-Acts Festival Winter Session

December 21 through 23, 2012. New Theatre is presenting its Miami 1-Acts Festival (M1A) Winter Session on December 21 through 23. Due to its big success at is inaugural kick off this past summer, the fundraiser, intended as an annual event, will now be a bi-annual event. Inspired by New Theatre’s mission of producing “new works that speak to and about a … +

Literature

Meet Tason Gaines discussing his Math Study Guide

AARLCC. December 29, 2012. 2:00 p.m. Author and educator Tason Gaines, MBA, JD, will share his passion for helping “at risk” students to learn the skills they need to pass FCAT exams. His book, MATH Study Guide is aimed at helping students and teachers from the 4th to the 10th grades to perform better on the standardized testing that is considered so … +

Music

UM Frost School of Music student Asiya Korepanova wins First Place in the Wideman International Piano Competition

December 2012. University of Miami Frost School of Music student Asiya Korepanova, 28, of Russia won the gold medal and performed as one of seven piano finalists out of 46 competitors from sixteen countries in the 2012 Wideman International Piano Competition in Shreveport, Louisiana last week. She performed Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16, for her musical selection.

Music

The District Stage Company presents Broadway Songbook

December 28 and 29, 2012. The District Stage Company presents Broadway Songbook on Friday, December 28 at 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 29 at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Be prepared to be inspired, spending an evening with Miami’s own Broadway stars Andy Señor and Henry Gainza singing songs from their songbooks, sharing stories and anecdotes about their careers in the theater

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New World School of the Arts presents One-Person Shows by Ten Graduating College Seniors

Louise O. Gerrits Theater. From December 20 through 22, 2012. Ten graduating seniors from New World School of the Arts’ College Theater Program present One-Person Shows as their B.F.A. Senior Project. Writing, acting and producing their own 20-30 minute piece requires “verve and an abundance of creativity and self-reliance” stated David Kwiat, coordinator of the project at NWSA.

Events

Borscht Film Festival 2012

From December 12 through 16, 2012. The Borscht Film Festival has announced nearly twenty different events for their 2012 festival including screenings, regional film screenings, several concerts, and even a bike slither. New to this year is a series of regional film summits, whereby representatives of regional film centers like New Orleans, Missouri, Dallas, East Oregon,

Literature

Meet Pamela Fiori discussing and signing her new book In the Spirit of Palm Beach

Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops. December 13, 2012. 6:30 p.m. Established as a luxury vacation destination in southern Florida for the rich and famous in the early 1900s, Palm Beach is synonymous with old-world glamour and new-world sophistication. This breathtakingly beautiful resort community – though elite and exclusive – can be truly hospitable to tourists, especially in hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Cinema

Beast of the Southern Wild

Directed by Benh Zeitlin / 2012 / 94 mins.Miami Beach Cinematheque. From December 14 through 19, 2012. In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance … +

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Tarnation

Directed by Jonathan Caouette / 2003 / 88 mins.Miami Beach Cinematheque. December 14, 2012. 9:30 p.m. Jonathan Caouette’s spellbinding debut film Tarnation re-imagines the whole idea of what a documentary can be. Having filmed his life since he was eleven years old, Caouette has woven together a psychedelic whirlwind of snapshots, super-8 home movies, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, … +

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Walk Away Renée

Directed by Jonathan Caouette / 2012 / 90 mins.Miami Beach Cinematheque. From December 15 through 19, 2012. Walk Away Renée is the follow-up to Jonathan Caouette’s festival hit Tarnation, which won the National Society of Film Critics Best Documentary and topped many top 10 lists in 2003. In the conclusion to the original film, which covered an earlier part of his life, … +

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In Another Country

Directed by Hong Sang-soo / South Korea / 2012 / 89 mins.From December 21 through 23, 2012. 7:00 p.m. Legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert stars in the first English-language film from South Korean master Hong Sang-soo “the love child Antonioni and Hou Hsiao-hsien never had” (Village Voice).

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Florida Premiere of The Central Park Five

From December 21 through 23, 2012. 8:45 p.m.Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon / 2012 / 119 mins. In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged with brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling them a “wolfpack.” The five would spend years in prison for a … +