News

Cachita: The Infinite Lightness of Being at The Olga M. and Carlos Saladrigas Gallery, at the Ignatian Center for the Arts

Opening reception: February 26, 2013, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.From February 26 through March 26, 2013. Emblematic Cuban artists such as José Bedia, Consuelo Castañeda, Tomás Esson, Glexis Novoa, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Ciro Quintana, Leandro Soto, Tomás Sánchez y Rubén Torres-Llorca, among others, get together in this collective show that renders tribute to the Cuban Saint Patroness and celebrates the outstanding production of … +

Music

Miami Lyric Opera presents Carmen by George Bizet

Olympia Theater at Gusman Center. April 6 and 7, 2013, 8:00 and 4:00 p.m. The story of Carmen is set in Seville, Spain, around 1830, and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful Gipsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos the corporal Don José, an inexperienced soldier. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against … +

Museums

Wolfsonian Museum – FIU presents Race and Visual Culture under National Socialism

Through April 14, 2013. “What does race mean to you?” Oren Stier, an associate professor of religious studies at FIU and director of the Jewish Studies Program, asks this question of the students enrolled in his course on the Holocaust as he leads them on a tour of the exhibition Race and Visual Culture under National Socialism. Stier guest-curated the exhibition, which … +

Cinema

Oscar Nominated "The Gatekeepers" opens at the Coral Gables Cinema

From March 8 through 28, 2013. For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel’s domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their explosive insights and reflect publicly on their actions in this year’s Oscar nominated feature-length documentary, The Gatekeepers, starting its South Florida First Run Engagement on Friday, March 8, in 35mm, at the Coral Gables Art Cinema.

Literature

Meet Ellen Kanner discussing and signing Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner

Books & Books, Coral Gables. February 27 and 28, 2013. What do we turn to for both everyday sustenance and seasonal celebration? Food. Often, though, we’re like the hungry ghosts of Taoist lore, eating mindlessly, wandering aimlessly, and wanting more – more than food itself can provide. Ellen Kanner believes that if we put in a little thought and preparation, every meal … +

Videos

RiFF RaFF – Art Ballin’

Video by iamOTHER Rapper, internet sensation, producer, master collaborator, and now art critic RiFF RaFF aka “Jody Highroller” takes us to Miami to delve deep into the world of art … Watch on Youtube

Cinema

O Cinema Miami Shores presents 56 Up

Directed by Michael Apted, 2013, 139 minutes, England, UnratedFrom February 21 through 24, 2013. Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future.

Museums

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Appoints Alex Gartenfeld to New Curatorial Position

February 2013. Bonnie Clearwater, the executive director and chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, announced the appointment of Alex Gartenfeld as curator, a new position that will include both curatorial and administrative duties. An independent curator, writer, and senior editor of Art in America and Interview online, Gartenfeld has been involved in the organization of over 25 … +

Cinema

O-Cinema Wynwood presents A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

Directed by Roman Coppola, 2013, 86 minutes, rated RFrom February 21 through 24, 2013. Set in a stylized Los Angeles, ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’ is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect … +

Events

Locust Projects 15 Year Anniversary Block Party

March 1st, 2013. 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Locust Projects celebrates its 15th anniversary as a pioneer of the Miami art scene with a block party at its new 5,000 square foot exhibition space in the Design District. Guests are invited to sip cocktails, dance and enjoy food by Gastropod, the original gourmet.

Cinema

O-Cinema Wynwood presents Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary

Directed By Stephen Vittoria, 2013, 120 minutes, USA, UnratedFrom February 21 through 24, 2013. Long Distance Revolutionary focuses on Mumia Abu-Jamal’s career as a prolific writer and journalist from the depths of prison. The film chronicles his life and work as a journalist, writer and philosopher – a public intellectual who has spent thirty years in a Pennsylvania prison, twenty, nine of … +