Jazz at MOCA × French Horn Collective

Fri 30 Jun, 2017

The French Horn Collective is an energetic and progressive band that performs an eclectic variety of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, and modern original French music throughout South Florida. Led by Parisian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter Vincent Raffard, the diverse group consists of anywhere from 3 to 8 highly talented musicians from a myriad of musical backgrounds, with instrumentation including trumpet, guitar, … +


Lawrence Weiner at Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami

Fri 27 Jan, 2017 - Sun 25 Jun, 2017

OUT OF SIGHT is a generic structure by American artist Lawrence Weiner. Based upon the concept of a hopscotch and designed for public institutions, OUT OF SIGHT is flexible. The work is conceived to be exhibited in multiple languages. Weiner’s signature is his text-based work. His language takes on a new dimension with OUT OF SIGHT, where its presentation takes the form of a game that … +


‘ARTvisions International’ at Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Florida

Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries is hosting “ARTvisions International,” an exhibition featuring two dozen paintings by 12 international artists from different countries. The exhibition is on view through June 30, 2017. Each of the exhibits demonstrates individualistic artistic form, technique, and subject matter. However, despite such diversity of techniques and theme each of these artworks is able to create a scenario that transcends … +


Jackie Gleason Theater: Band The Head And The Heart

Thu 18 May, 2017

Indie folk rock band The Head And The Heart brings Signs of Light Tour with smile-inducing ode to Los Angeles “City Of Angels” and the head-nodding “Rhythm & Blues” nod to classic Fleetwood Mac, while the organ-flecked “Dreamer” is a timeless-sounding ballad that could have been beamed straight out of an old jukebox. The Head And The Heart is the result of … +


Death & Harry Houdini at ARSHT

Thu 11 May, 2017

Reappearing by popular demand following a sold-out run in 2012, Death & Harry Houdini delivers a ride through the life of the legendary Harry Houdini. Death and Harry Houdini is reappearing on stage with The House Theatre of Chicago, the Chicago company that presented the acclaimed plays: The Sparrow and The Magnificents. House Company Member and award-winning magician Dennis Watkins performs Houdini’s … +

Visual Arts

Charley Friedman exhibits at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

Fri 16 Jun, 2017

Contemporary visual artist Charley Friedman offers a survey of humorous, family-friendly sculptures, photographs, videos, drawings, and installations. Visitors can create their own works based on exhibition themes in the Interactive Art Room. Charley Friedman was born in Nebraska (1968) Currently lives and works in New York. Friedman is a conceptual artist, where the most prevalent themes in his art are personal identity … +


‘Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age’ at The Wolfsonian–FIU, Miami

Fri 6 Oct, 2017 - Sun 1 Apr, 2018

he Wolfsonian–FIU, Miami will be hosting “Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age,” from October 6, 2017 through April 1, 2018. One of the leading graphic artists of the modern age, Austrian designer Julius Klinger (1876–1942) transformed commercial visual culture through his innovative advertising posters, book and magazine illustrations, mass promotional campaigns, ornamental and typographical design, and brand development. This exhibition will present the … +


Natalie White at Bill Brady, Miami

Bill Brady, Miami is hosting “A Muse Me”, an exhibition by Natalie White (b.1988), on view through May 13, 2017. The exhibition marks the debut of New York-based artist Natalie White as a photographer, featuring 14 nude self-portraits created with the iconic 20 x 24-inch Polaroid camera from 1978. White’s practice embraces a cross-generational reverence for late-20th century American art and culture. … +


Truth Seeker Laurie Anderson Captivates Packed House at Frost Art Museum FIU

It was a packed house recently when the internationally renowned experimental composer and performance artist Laurie Anderson spoke at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU. Anderson spoke as part of the Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series. The room broke out in rousing applause as Anderson, with her hair in a small bun atop her head and dressed … +


Vienna comes to Miami in 
Karen Peterson & Dancer’s “Scrutiny”

May 11 & 12 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium

International Mixed Ability Dance Collaboration with Austria’s LizArt Productions What makes a person or object physically beautiful? How do our ideas of what makes compelling contemporary dance change when people with disabilities are fully included on stage? Together, Miami’s Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD) and Austria’s LizArt Productions (LAP) dive into these questions, and address the state of the world today, in … +


Tropical Wildlife: Portraits of Miamians, 1991-1996

Thu 6 Apr, 2017 - Sun 2 Jul, 2017

In 1967, the Miami Herald published the first edition of Tropic, a weekend magazine. Over the next 31 years, the magazine would win awards and the hearts of South Floridians. During the early 1990s, one weekly feature, called “Tropical Wildlife: Distinctive Markings of South Florida Species,” captured Tropic‘s own personality. The column showcased a random Miamian with a full page photograph and … +


Haroon Mirza

Fri 21 Jul, 2017 - Sun 20 May, 2018

Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London) is a multimedia artist who works with audiovisual materials, electronic equipment, amplifiers, and found objects to create immersive environments and kinetic sculptures. His work amplifies phenomena that are often imperceptible –such as electricity–and seeks to create or distort the relationship between optics and acoustics, giving unexpected visual and sensorial analogs to what we hear. Mirza uses a particular … +


SUPERFLEX: Kwassa Kwassa

Through Sun 23 Apr, 2017

This exhibition presents Kwassa Kwassa (2015), a film created by the Danish artist collective, SUPERFLEX. Focusing on small, handmade fishing boats—the kwassa kwassa of the title, which translates to “unstable boat,” their construction, and the voyages they enable, the film is a visual meditation on migration, economy, citizenship, and history. It takes as its subject the Comoro Islands, an archipelago in the … +


MLO’s “Butterfly” offers ardent singing alongside wooden theatrics

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of opera’s timeless perennials and for good reason. This tale of love, betrayal and clash of cultures wedded to Puccini’s passionate score never fails to  provide its audience with a moving experience. The enthusiastic response to Miami Lyric Opera’s production Saturday night at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center attested to this masterpiece’s continuing immediacy but … +


FUNDarte presents Climakaze Miami 2017

Fri 5 May, 2017

Climakaze Miami 2017 is highlighting profound female voices from Haiti and Australia in a unique event, Miami-grown songstress Inez Barlatier and Melbourne’s riveting cabaret priestess Moira Finucane get together to address climate issues through the arts and dialogue. The Rapture by Moira Finucane (Australia) Fri May 5, 2017, 8:30 PM Inez Barlatier in Concert (Miami-Haiti) Sat May 6, 2017, 8:30 PM Eco-Theater … +


ICA Speaks: Artist Hernan Bas

Thu 11 May, 2017

Hernan Bas (b. 1978, Miami, Florida) creates works born of literary intrigue and tinged with nihilistic romanticism and old world imagery. Influenced by the Aesthetic and Decadent writers of the 19th century, in particular Oscar Wilde and Joris-Karl Huysman, Bas’s works weave together stories of adolescent adventures and the paranormal with classical poetry, religious stories, mythology and literature. His work is part … +


Ballet flamenco La Casa de la Muñeca at Colony Theatre

Sat 1 Apr, 2017

Inspired in Ibsen’s A Doll’s house, La Casa de la Muñeca by Ballet Flamenco La Rosa is an original Flamenco ballet by Ilisa Rosal. This production features guest artists from Spain such as La Sentío, Oscar de los Reyes and Eloy Aguilar, singer Alicia Morales and guitarist Israel Heredia. With its exquisite vocals and guitar melodies, this flamenco is at once sensual … +


Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida: A Celebration of Dance

By Fran Robbins

South Florida continues to mature as an area brimming with the fine arts. At any time, locals and visitors alike have a rich menu of choices available to them, reflecting the unique mix of different backgrounds and talents that calls this area home. The Miami International Film Festival, Miami Book Fair International and Art Basel Miami Beach are renowned and anticipated on … +