Performing Arts

Miami Theater Center presents Slingby’s Emil and the Detectives

A journey about discovery and self-discovery, the value of friendships and taking risks, and the empowerment of young people.  In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, the story is told by two skilled actors combining the thrilling intrigue of a classic caper with an evocative film noir design, complete with smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. Recommended Ages:
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Museums

MoCA exhibits Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen

Through Mar 29, 2020

The first major U.S. solo exhibition of influential Chilean-born artist Cecilia Vicuña “About to Happen” is on view at MoCA since last edition of Miami Art Week.  The exhibit traces Vicuña’s career-long commitment to exploring discarded and displaced materials, people and landscapes in a time of global climate change. “Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen” is comprised of Vicuña’s multidisciplinary work in performance, sculpture, drawing, … +

Performing Arts

The Amazing Max at MTC

Feb 8, 2020

Max is known for his extraordinary skills as a magician and also for his ability to entertain adult audiences while keeping the little ones spellbound. Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.

Music

Jazz at MOCA presents Curtis Taylor in Concert

October 25, 2019, 8 PM

Taylor grew up in Bedford, Ohio, where his interest in music was piqued. At 10 years old, he took up the trumpet and got involved with the school’s band program. Two years later Taylor really started showing promise on his instrument. One night after seeing a great concert featuring trumpeters Jon Faddis and Steve Enos, Taylor was so inspired that he decided … +

Performing Arts

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ 2 shows at Miami Theatre Center

Sat Oct 26, 2019

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this beloved children’s book, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia reimagining of The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly, a Little Cloud who playfully transforms himself into various creatures, and finally The Mixed-Up Chameleon who … +

Museums

South Florida Cultural Consortium: Opening Reception/Exhibition at MoCA

Thu Sep 5, 2019 - Sun Oct 20, 2019

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is pleased to launch the 2019 fall season with the South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition. Guest curated by Amy Galpin, chief curator of the Frost Art Museum, this  group exhibition presents the work of artists exclusively from South Florida. The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) is the largest government-sponsored grant program in the U.S. for artists living in … +

Visual Arts

Concrete Jungle: Narrative of Presence at Bridge Red Studios

Sep 8th - Nov 10th, 2019

The exhibit includes South Florida artist Adrienne Chadwick’s numerous fragile and intimate ceramic dwellings. Meditating on community, resources and accessibility. Late Miami/New York artist, Duane Hanson’s rare Polaroid highlighting the value in the “everyday” individual. South Florida artist, Ralph Provisero’s expansive geometric earth works speak to our contemporary situation not limited to Florida’s changing landscape. Los Angeles based artist, Sofia Cordova’s, no … +

Museums

JUSTIN H.LONG: HAPPY ENDING, 2019 on the Walgreens Windows

May 8 - Sep 15, 2019

Happy Ending [1] is a two-part exploration of late-night text messages, fantasy encounters, reaching out for help, searching inwards, searching outwards, ocean crossings, marine detritus and being lost in the sea of life. Pre-dating radio, International Code Signal Flags have traditionally been used to signal from one boat to another without any other means of communication between them. Raised as beacons, they … +

Cinema

MOCA Moving Images: Black Power Mixtape

Wed Apr 3, 2019

The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 is a 2011 documentary film, directed by Göran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power movement in American society from 1967 to 1975 as viewed through Swedish journalists and filmmakers. It features footage of the movement shot by Swedish journalists in America between 1967–1975 with appearances by Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Eldridge … +

Music

Jazz@MOCA presents Mojo Ike and Val Woods

Fri Feb 22, 2019

Grammy-nominated artists Ike and Val Woods have performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. The Miami based blues duo completed their most recent CD, “Movin’Up,” after returning from an eighteen city European Tour where they electrified their audiences with their high energy yet soulful Blues performances.Band leader and lead vocalist/guitarist Ike Woods has enjoyed a long and productive career, first … +

Cinema

MOCA Moving Images presents Through a Lens Darkly documentary

Wed Feb 6, 2019

Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into the lives of black families, whose experiences and perspectives are often missing from the traditional historical canon. African Americans historically embraced the medium as a way to subvert popular stereotypes as far back as the Civil War era, with … +

Music

French Horn Collective at Jazz@MOCA

Fri Jan 25, 2019

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, … +

Museums

AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People on view at MOCA NoMi

Through Sun Apr 7, 2019

Visual language, an experiential form and a revelation. When art successfully combines all of three of these characteristics, it speaks to and moves those who encounter it. The artist collective AFRICOBRA exemplifies these traits while defining for themselves how they want their art to function in the world. Founded in 1968, by Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu and Gerald … +

Music

Jazz at MOCA × The Miami Big Sound Orchestra

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Hailing from all over the western hemisphere, the members of the MBSO are all veteran Miami musicians who have performed and toured with artists such as Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Issac Delgado, Jon Secada, Chayanne, Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Chaka Khan, and the Funk Brothers, to name a few The band’s repertoire, inspired by the music of … +

Opportunities

ICA Miami: Several Opportunities for Interns

Tue Aug 21, 2018

ICA  Internship  Descriptions The  Institute  of  Contemporary  Art,  Miami  (ICA  Miami)  is  dedicated  to  promoting  continuous experimentation  in  contemporary  art,  and  to  the  exchange  of  art  and  ideas  throughout  the  Miami region  and  internationally.  Launched  in  2014, The ICA  Miami  opened  its  new  permanent  home  in  Miami’s  Design  District  in  2017. The  ICA’s  internship  program  is  awarded  on  a  bi-annual  basis  and  … +

Visual Arts

ICA exhibits Louise Bourgeois’ iconic fabric/clothing Sculptures

Through Sun Jan 6, 2019

One of the most important female artists of the twentieth century, Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911, Paris; d. 2010, New York) critically engaged with the topics of gender, sexuality, and domesticity across mediums and tirelessly challenged social power and hierarchies. Especially in the last two decades of her nearly seventy-year career, the artist created numerous emotionally charged fabric works that unravel personal references … +

Visual Arts

ICA’ Special Exhibition “Sondra Perry: Typhoon coming on”

Through Sun Nov 4, 2018

“Sondra Perry: Typhoon coming on” examines the artist’s innovative use of video, media, installation and performance to create powerful narratives that explore the intersection of black identity, digital culture and power. Sondra Perry (b. 1986, Perth Amboy, New Jersey) is an interdisciplinary artist who works with video, computer-based media and performance to explore the digital abstraction of identity. Her videos and performances … +

Museums

MOCA Moving Images: “The Golden Dream” Film Screening

Sat Jul 28, 2018

This Cannes Film Festival award winning film, “The Golden Dream” (2013), directed by Diego Quemada-Diez, follows three young men as they make the journey from Mexico to California. Samuel, Sara and Juan, three teenagers from Guatemala, decide to leave poverty by going to the United States. After crossing the Mexican border by boat, they find another immigrant, a Tzotzil native called Chauk … +

Museums

Artist Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread at MoCA

Thu Sep 6, 2018 - Sun Nov 4, 2018

In Greek Mythology, Ariadne’s Thread was a tool that helped Theseus make his way through a complex labyrinth guarded by a vicious minotaur. As Theseus entered the maze, he unraveled the red thread given to him by Ariadne, conquered the minotaur, and followed the thread back out to victory. The exhibition Tracing the Red Thread, a large-scale multi-media installation by Mira Lehr will … +

Visual Arts

Climate issues and Cultural Production at ICA’s A+RC’s 2nd Summer Intensive

Mon Jul 23, 2018 - Sat Jul 28, 2018

A+RC’s second Summer Intensive addresses ways in which urgent climate issues and anthropogenic effects apply pressure to contemporary cultural production. Seminars range from discussions related to Miami’s immediate conditions to more abstract probing around what it means to think and produce art on a planet that is rapidly changing. With guests as Jason W. Moore and Rozalinda Borcila. Jason W. Moore is an environmental … +

Visual Arts

ICA Exhibitions / Walter Darby Bannard: 1959–1962

Through Sat Sep 22, 2018

“Walter Darby Bannard: 1959-1962” is a focused presentation of a series of breakthrough paintings the artist produced over a period of several years, during which he abandoned gestural brushwork and developed a pared-down geometric vocabulary. The early works presented have rarely and only recently been exhibited. As was the case for other artists of his generation who aspired to advance abstraction, the … +

Music

Jazz at MOCA: Dr. Ed Calle

Fri Jul 27, 2018

Saxophonist, composer, orchestrator, producer, scholar, professor, and leader Ed Calle is known for his extraordinary ability to sight-read, interpret, and perform vitally any musical style. Throughout the globe, his peers and colleagues often laud his versatility. Born in Caracas, Venezuela to Spanish parents, Calle can be heard on more than 1,200 albums, almost 9,000 singles, and countless movie and television soundtracks both … +

Music

Jazz at MOCA: Julio Montalvo in Concert

Fri Jun 29, 2018

Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style – New Latin Jazz. Julio has participated in various Jazz Festivals, with his own … +

Music

Jazz at MOCA presents Julio Montalvo

Fri Jun 29, 2018

Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style – New Latin Jazz. Julio has participated in various Jazz Festivals, with his own … +