Events

Red Carpet Premier for Gerard Schwarz’s Debut conducting the Frost Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019. 7:30 pm

Frost Symphony Orchestra Live Signature Series welcomes internationally renowned classical musician and conductor Gerard Schwarz on its debut appearance conducting the Frost Symphony Orchestra. In nearly five decades, Gerard Schwarz has received hundreds of honors including six Emmy Awards, 14 GRAMMY nominations, eight ASCAP Awards and numerous Stereo Review and Ovation Awards. His move to South Florida, along with being named the new music director … +

Museums

Connectivity: Selections from the Frost Art Museum Collection on view Now

Fri Aug 30, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019

Through five thematic sections, Connectivity: Selections from the Frost Art Museum Collection examines how art objects, created across cultures and during different time periods, relate to one another and to myriad publics.  Abstract Languages comprises the first section and offers an opportunity to analyze works that implement color, line, and form in dynamic ways. Whether it is a longing for home or the memory of a … +

Museums

Curator’s Tour for Exhibition South Beach. . . at Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Tue Sep 10, 2019

Join Maryanna Ramirez and special guest Susan Gladstone, Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, for a special tour of the exhibition South Beach, 1977-1986. This exhibition presents a series of photographs by Gary Monroe, who embarked on a decade-long project to photograph the aging Jewish community in South Beach. Following the tour, please join us in the Members’ Lounge for snacks and … +

Museums

South Beach, 1977-1986 Photographs by Gary Monroe at Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Through Sun Dec 8, 2019

In 1977, Gary Monroe embarked on a decade-long project to photograph the aging Jewish community in South Beach. He had grown up around this community and sought to capture the vibrancy and slow decline of this close-knit neighborhood. Influenced by photographers such as Garry Winogrand and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Monroe traversed South Beach capturing candid moments, daily activities, religious services, and community gatherings. … +

Performing Arts

Culture Shock Miami presents Shane Koyczan: Spoken Word Artist at SMDCAC

Sat Sep 28, 2019

A spoken word superstar in a poetic class of his own, Shane Koyczan’s mesmerizing performances of his powerful poems have taken him around the world and garnered millions of views online, from Youtube to TED Talks. A down to earth “creative hurricane” (Vancouver Sun), Koyczan confronts bullying and loneliness in fierce and musical poems that are sad, funny, and ultimately uplifting.

Cinema

Indie Flicks: Gay Chorus Deep South at Black Box Theater

Fri Sep 20, 2019

Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; the tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance, to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Over 300 singers travelled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma. They performed in churches, community centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting … +

Music

Drummer Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom at SMDCAC

Fri Sep 13, 2019

NYC-based drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller (1992 YoungArts Winner in Jazz) engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a Modern Jazz Icon in the Making, Miller has been named “Top 20 Jazz Drummers” in Downbeat Magazine and her composition “Otis Was a Polar Bear” is on NPR’s list of The 200 Greatest Songs by … +

Literature

Adult Novel-Writing Class with Dana De Greff at Books&Books

Sun Sep 1, 2019 - Sun Sep 15, 2019

Everyone loves the idea of writing a novel…until they start it and realize they don’t know what they’re doing! “The Shape of a Novel” breaks down what you need to write a novel and how to outline your book before you start it so that when you’re stuck you have a blueprint to return to. Workshops will include brief lectures on how … +

Literature

32nd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature at Broward County Library

Fri Sep 27, 2019

The 32nd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature: Nurturing Our Sense of Community is happening. This free, daylong professional development opportunity is open to anyone interested in literacy for youth. The training and exposure offered is of particular interest to local authors, community partners, teachers, including early childhood educators, literacy coaches, library media specialists, public librarians, caregivers and parents.  The 2019 special guests are Oge Mora, Angela Dominguez, and … +

Literature

Butler Waugh Lecture hosts C. Riley Snorton at FIU Graham University Center

Wed Sep 11, 2019

The Butler Waugh Lecture is excited to host C. Riley Snorton, a professor of English and affiliate of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Chicago. He is the author of “Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low” and “Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity.” He is the winner of the Lambda … +

Literature

Author Salman Rushdie launches new novel at MDC Wolfson Campus

Thu Sep 26, 2019

Books & Books is thrilled to announce that Booker Prize-winning, internationally-bestselling author Salman Rushdie launches his new novel, QUICHOTTE  presented in collaboration with Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium World-renowned storyteller Salman Rushdie is at the height of his power in his highly-anticipated novel QUICHOTTE (Random House; 9/3/2019), an electrifying, modernized classic that fractures and reforms our conception of love in a whirlwind … +

Dance

Inclusive Ballroom Workshop by Step Change Studios at MDC Koubek Memorial Center

Sat Sep 28, 2019

Join Step Change Studios dancers for a 90-minute ballroom dance workshop. This inclusive workshop will introduce participants to a range of dances such as waltz and cha cha, explore how traditional sequences can be transposed to suit different abilities, introduce a short piece of choreography, and include professional demonstrations. No previous experience of ballroom or Latin dance is required. Footwear and comfortable … +

Dance

The Miami/London Exchange by KPD Dance Company at Koubek Memorial Center

Thu Sep 26, 2019

Produced by Florida’s own groundbreaking integrated dance pioneers, Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD) in the second edition of Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival and Conference promises to be even more exciting than its inaugural event.  KPD and Step Change Studios come together for a special Miami/London Dance Exchange performance as part of Miami-Dade County’s International Cultural Exchange Program. The performance will be followed by … +

Dance

2nd Annual Forward Motion Conference at MDC Koubek Memorial Center

Thu Sep 26, 2019

Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD)  is Florida’s only full-time dance organization that features choreography performed by dancers with and without disabilities and has been a role model for the artistic and disability communities in Miami Dade County for twenty-nine years. Under the dedicated direction of Artistic Director Karen Peterson, the company provides educational programming for students with special needs and provides inclusive … +

Dance

THREAT by Dancer Yusha-Marie Sorzano at YoungArts Jewel Box

Thu Sep 26, 2019

THREAT by Yusha-Marie Sorzano, 2000 YoungArts Winner in Dance and 2019 Artist-in-Residence is the new contemporary dance work-in-development. THREAT investigates emotional coping mechanisms associated with change and the often rebellious actions it can instigate. It draws on samples of protest songs throughout history, pulls from the rhythms of Sorzano’s native Trinidad, and – informed by her experiences as a classical concert choreographer … +

Events

Miami artists community comes together at COLLABO 6. Check it out!

August 31st 2019, 7-11pm

It’s time again, rising from the ashes the COLLABO is back. Following the tradition held five times before, COLLABO 6 ALL IN! engages the Miami artists community to come together, and as before, the only rule is that artists must collaborate to create a new artwork in any media. Utilizing a recently vacated Payless Shoe Store space on Flagler, one night only … +

Performing Arts

When She had WINGS at FAU’ Theatre Lab

Sat Sep 7, 2019 - Sun Sep 29, 2019

A story told in sound, movement, and words about 9-year-old B – just plain “B”, like the letter – who knows that before she could walk, she could fly. Desperate to return to the sky before her 10th birthday weighs her down for good, B encounters a mysterious stranger, who seems to have fallen out of a summer storm directly into B’s … +

Performing Arts

MNM Theatre Company: Man of La Mancha

Fri Sep 13, 2019 - Sun Sep 29, 2019

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” … +

Performing Arts

We are TWO Different People Tour comes to Amaturo Theater

Tue Sep 17, 2019

Comedians Danny Gonzalez and Drew Gooden embark on a nationwide tour to prove, once and for all, that they are, in fact, 2 different people. A night of brand new comedy songs, live comedy sketches, roasts, and improv all in an effort to prove they are, in fact, two different people. With opening act and special guest Kurtis Conner,  a promised night … +

Visual Arts

FeCuOp: Antenna comes to Locust Projects

Sat Sep 14, 2019 - Sat Oct 12, 2019

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  ― George Bernard Shaw Antenna is a performative and interactive installation constructed primarily to solicit auditory participation created by the collective FeCuOp. With this installation FeCuOp seeks to create a social experiment with communication as its foundation. During the run of the exhibition FeCuOp will stage a series of activations … +

Music

Chantil Dukart in Garden Session at Gardens, The Standard

Thu Aug 29, 2019

Join a Garden Sessions as Chantil Dukart merges soul, funk, hip-hop, and jazz with an old-spirit sensibility. Dukart combines jazz with songwriting. Hailing from Alaska with roots in the Tsimshian and Aleut tribes, Chantil draws her depth from the strength and perseverance of her ancestors. She is a jazz pianist with many influences from Bill Evans to Erykah Badu, Ravel to Ricky Lee Jones. RSVP … +

Visual Arts

David Castillo Gallery: Vaughn Spann’ Now I lay me down to sleep

Sep 12, 2019, 6 PM

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep includes Painting and Sculpture by Artist Vaughn Spann. Considered an artist to “keep a close eye on” by art specialists; his work has been featured in a myriad of art publications specially during 2019. This exhibition develops at the threshold between personal and political circumstance, taking as its subject the artist’s own childhood, his experience … +

Visual Arts

Artist Alfonso Borragán at Emerson Dorsch Gallery

Sep 6, 2019, 6 PM

Bucarolito is Spanish artist Alfonso Borragán’s first exhibition in the United States. The action at the center of each of Borragán’s experiences is “to ingest” and to inscribe and reveal an image through this action. A sort of alchemy. For, in his environment of magenta phyto lights and dusty air, groups ingest stones together. In this case, they eat bucaros, which are … +