Dance

The White Peacock by Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at Colony Theater

May 23 -24, 2020

The White Peacock, a Flamenco ballet by Ilisa Rosal, inspired by the D. H. Lawrence novel of the same name with three Guest Artists from Spain and four company dancers and musicians at The Colony Theatre. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa is a professional Flamenco company, based in Miami, Florida and made up of dancers and musicians from Spain, Latin America and the U.S. … +

Museums

Carlos Estévez: Cities of the Mind exhibited at Lowe Art Museum

Through May 3, 2020

The most recent project of renowned Cuban-American artist Carlos Estévez, Cities of the Mind features nine large-format paintings that reference the artist’s fascination with city plans. Inspired by the Havana of his youth, the Medieval European cities to which he has traveled extensively as an adult, and his abiding interest in symbolic cosmology and origin stories, Estévez has created in this body of new work personal … +

Performing Arts

Russian National Ballet’ Sleeping Beauty at Parker Playhouse

Sun Mar 1, 2020

The Russian National Ballet has been bringing timeless ballet classics to the stages of North America since 1999. Founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, the company uses their new-found creative freedom, influenced by the political movement, to invigorate the tradition of Russian Ballet with new developments in dance from around the world. The Sleeping Beauty, … +

Dance

Companhia Urbana de Dança at SMDCAC

Mar 21, 2020, 8:30 PM 

Direct from Rio de Janeiro, Companhia Urbana de Dança tears up the stage with a high-energy fusion of hip-hop, samba, capoeira, and contemporary dance in boldly imaginative choreography by Brazilian choreographer Sonia Destri Lieon. The work of Companhia Urbana de Dança brings its dancers’ identities, testimonials, and attitudes to the stage, and it does that with a ‘carioca’, Afro-Brazilian accent, which is … +

Music

Symphony of the Americas: Four Pianos/Four Concertos at Amaturo Theater

Tue Apr 7, 2020

Featuring Salani Piano Duo of Italy, and pianists Irena Kofman and Renée LaBonte! Highlights include the Salani Piano Duo of Italy, joined by Russian pianist Irena Kofman in the Mozart Triple Piano Concerto and Renée LaBonte in the J. S. Bach Concerto for 4 Pianos, plus additional works. Experience first-hand the growth of sound through orchestral integration and performance impact with two … +

Museums

Binomial: Claudia DeMonte & Ed McGowin at Lowe Art Museum

Through Mar 22, 2020

With her deep-seated interests in globalism, identity politics, feminism, and social responsibility, Claudia DeMonted mines her auto-biography as well as the stories of the countless women she has met in her extensive travels to inform her creative process. DeMonte’s artistic output reflects not only her cosmopolitan view of the world but also her sense of place within it. She is equally attuned … +

Performing Arts

The Miss Firecracker Contest by FIU Theatre Department at Wertheim Performing Arts Center

Apr 15 - 16, 2020

FIU Department of Theatre presents The Miss Firecracker Contest: Camille Scott is a small town nobody, but she’ll show them when she’s crowned Miss Firecracker! A feisty comedy for anyone who dreams big. The Miss Firecracker Contest is a Southern literature play written by Beth Henley. It was originally produced in Los Angeles in 1980 at the Victory Theater directed by Maria Gobetti. It got a production at the Manhattan … +

Music

Jazzmeia Horn at Bailey Hall

Sat Mar 21, 2020 at 08:00 pm

Grammy nominated Jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn performs at Bailey Hall. Horn is the winner of both the Thelonious Monk Institute Competition and Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. BUY TICKETS Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jazzmeia Horn became a New Yorker while attending the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Possessing a luminous gift that the late Jon Hendricks called “… one … +

Music

Florida Grand Opera presents Rigoletto by GIUSEPPE VERDI

Mar 28 - May 2, 2020

The grand master of opera, Giuseppe Verdi, ramps up his musical and dramatic intensity in this masterpiece. A jester makes cruel sport of courtiers whose wives and daughters are seduced by the Duke until his own young daughter falls victim. The dishonored jester plots a savage revenge, but he loses everything when he is double-crossed, and his plan goes fatally awry. One … +

Performing Arts

Peking Acrobats at SMDCAC

Feb 29, 2020

For over 30 years, The Peking Acrobats’ jaw-dropping acrobatic skills and colorful productions have enchanted audiences worldwide. Based on centuries old Chinese folk traditions, their impossible-seeming feats of balance, juggling, trick cycling, and precision tumbling stretch the limits of human ability, while beautiful traditional costumes and music recreate the atmosphere of an exuberant Chinese carnival. The troupe usually performs at much larger … +

Performing Arts

Camelot by Actors' Playhouse

Mar 18 - Apr 12, 2020

The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning musical. Featuring a rich soaring score boasting such gems as If Ever I Would Leave You, I Loved you Once in Silence, The Lusty Month of May and of course Camelot. This unique newly revised version focusing directly … +

Literature

Poetry as a Communication Tool at Bailey Contemporary Arts

Mar 14, 2020, 11 AM

 Exploring the art of poetry and learning how to use it to help aid in the art of communication. This workshop will focus on writing a poem that states exactly what you want to say, with beautiful but simple language that encourages dialogue, comprehension and the varies types of communication.communication.

Music

Celebrating Charlie Parker 100th years anniversary at Bailey Hall

Apr 25, 2020, 8 PM

The most important innovator in jazz was saxophonist Charlie Parker, born in 1920. His centennial will be celebrated by an all-star band of exponents of his music. There is only one individual who unquestionably revolutionized jazz, taking it from the bouncy, danceable Swing Era to searing Bebop. That was Kansas City-born alto saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker. His impact on the emerging art … +

Music

Carol Oja on Lecture about Marian Anderson at Clarke Recital Hall

Fri Feb 21, 2020

Marian Anderson’s debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1955 broke through the company’s longstanding Jim Crow practices. Carol Oja, Professor of Music at Harvard University, revisits the campaign waged by the NAACP and Anderson’s manager, Sol Hurok, to gain equal access to concert halls and major performance institutions. Seventh Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Lecture Series Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, … +

Performing Arts

La Cage aux Folles, on stage at Riverside Theatre

Mar 10 - 29, 2020

Winner of multiple Tony Awards® – Best Musical in 1984 and Best Musical Revival in 2005 and 2010 – La Cage Aux Folles remains one of Broadway’s all-time biggest hits. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and his male partner, Albin, get the thrilling news their son is getting married. The only problem is the bride-to-be is daughter of a bigoted, straight-laced … +

Music

Bailey Hall Mainstage Presents: Ranky Tanky

Mar 20, 2020

“Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the … +

Music

Nu Deco at New World Center ft. Robert Glasper

Mar 13 - 14, 2020. 8:00pm

Nu Deco returns to New World Center for our annual commission project. The concert will feature the world-premiere orchestral work by Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer, Robert Glasper. The performance will also include the second movement of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, Terry Riley’s In C, and a new suite of music of James Brown. Program SERGEI PROKOFIEV – SYMPHONY NO. 5, MVMT. … +

Music

From Appalachia to Tango: Music for Guitar and Flute at Gusman Concert Hall

Sat Feb 22, 2020

The pairing of guitar and flute has long inspired delightful music, at once earthy and delicately translucid. An evening featuring Robert Beaser’s Mountain Songs, based on Appalachian music; Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire Du Tango, a tango lesson in four movements; Carlos Rafael Rivera’s Raven Dance, which draws on Balkan music, and more. Rafael Padron, guitar Jennifer Grim, flute

Performing Arts

BLACK VIOLIN: Impossible Tour at Au Rene Theater

Fri Feb 21, 2020

Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus who combine their classical training and and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound often described as “a classical boom.” Feb 21, 2020, 8 PM

Performing Arts

Bakersfield Mist at Waxlax Stage (Riverside Theatre)

Mar 24 - Apr 12, 2020

Inspired by true events, this new comedy follows Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, who buys a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to … +

Music

Faculty Composers featuring Switch Ensemble at Gusman Concert Hall

Mon Feb 17, 2020

The Switch Ensemble, which describes itself as “a new music ensemble for the 21st century with a commitment to the total integration of technology and live musicians,” premieres new works by Frost Composition faculty and works from their current repertoire in this concert. The concert will have Charles Norman Mason as director.

Museums

Embracing the Lens: The BlackFlorida Project at HistoryMiami

Mar 20 - Oct 11, 2020

The photography of Johanne Rahaman, and curated by Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes, this exhibition presents images from the BlackFlorida project, an archive of photographs and personal histories that documents the people and everyday life of Florida’s Black communities. Depicting rural towns and inner cities spanning the entirety of the state, the project seeks to provide an alternate perspective on these marginalized communities … +