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Art About Town

Thursday, November 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Miami Watercolor Society will join forces with the Miami Dade County Public Schools Art Education Department for Impressions in Watercolor XXIX, an exhibition to preserve and promote the unique character of watercolor among young artists. This is the 29th year of this collaboration. The exhibition is the culmination of creative interaction and instruction between teachers and students from Miami Dade's public schools, grades 2-12. Over 300 pieces of art will be on display. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded, and refreshments served.

Dave and Mary Alper JCC
11155 S.W. 112th Avenue, Miami
Thursday, November 20 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Markowicz Fine Art, in partnership with Barnes International Luxury Real Estate, will present Miami Celebrates Art, featuring artists Alain Godon, Connie McSilver, Anne Valverde and Richard Orlinski.

1150 S.W. 22nd Street, Miami

FGO Dinner with the Stars

Florida Grand Opera's 2014–15 Season opened to a nearly sold-out crowd at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami. The critically-acclaimed performance was followed by an intimate After Opera Event enjoyed by Florida Grand Opera's biggest opera-lovers and donors. The dinner was held on the stage of the Ziff Ballet Opera House, where Madama Butterfly was performed minutes earlier. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and a seated, three-course dinner while mixing and mingling with the stars.

Pictured: Theirry Adam and Leonardo Lanaro
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FGO Dinner with the Stars

Thursday, November 20 at 7 p.m.

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU will host Sotheby's Presents: Trends in Contemporary and International Art, a pre-Art Basel conversation with Sotheby's Charles S. Moffett, Vice Chairman Impressionist & Modern Art, and Jennifer V. Roth, Senior VP and International Specialist. The experts will discuss the variety of works featured in the Museum's current exhibition; how collectors collect and how technology and social media's attention on global issues have created common threads in the works of contemporary artists. The discussion will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception. Cost to attend is $15 for non-members; $10 for JMOF-FIU general members; and free for Museum members at the $125 level and above.

Jewish Museum of Florida
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
786-972-3175 (Tickets)
Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.

FIU School of Music will present its Orchestral Masterworks Series featuring the FIU Concert Choir and the FIU Symphony Orchestra performing Vaughan Williams’ unique choral-orchestral work, Flos Campi with FIU violist Michael Klotz. This six-movement suite for orchestra, solo viola and choir highlights the composer’s harmonic ingenuity and his gift for ethereal melodic development. Concert will also include Ludwig van Beethoven's Leonore Overture and Robert Schumann's Symphony No.2 in C Major, Op.61. Special admission tickets are $5. Free parking available.

Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 S.W. 17th Street, Miami
www.Music.FIU.edu (Tickets)
Thursday, November 20 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

See art and designs by Miami Fashion Network members at the group's 1-Year Anniversary. Featured will be Miami artist Hector Maldonado, Shark Tank-winner Lee Arthur Dahlberg, Brazilian-based Ellis Beachwear, and Bikini Brasil's pop-up shop of sexy Brazilian swimwear. Music by DJ Carsonicboom and hip-hop artist O.Z. Mr. 28 Grams of Fratt Boi Musik will get the crowd jumping! Complimentary fare provided by Vintro Hotel’s Mediterranean-inspired kitchen, vino courtesy of Julian Wines, cocktails by Miami’s newest liquor Toast Vodka. Tickets are $45.

Vintro Hotel
2216 Park Avenue, Miami Beach
Through November 23

Don't miss this innovative adaptation of the world famous opera Carmen, written and directed by Tony nominated director Moisés Kaufman. Set in Cuba in 1958, Carmen tells the story of a naïve man who is seduced by a fiery woman and his subsequent downfall in her hands. This co-production with New York’s premier theater company, Tectonic Theater Project, infuses an Afro-Cuban twist into the classic music of Georges Bizet. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission; $22 for seniors; and $10 for students.

Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-3355 Box Office
Final Weekend - through November 23

Passion. Deception. Betrayal. Experience one of the most captivating and tortured heroines in history. This new adaptation Hedda Gabler, the world-famous drama about a reluctant housewife rebelling against the prison of stability, will open at Miami Theater Center. Playing Ibsen’s destructively dissatisfied, neurotic heroine will be Jessica Farr, joined by a cast of Miami's finest actors. Performances are Thursday through Satuday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35.

Miami Theater Center
9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
MTCMiami.org (Tickets)
Friday, November 21 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Politano Fine Art will celebrate the grand opening of its first location exclusively showcasing the work of International sculptor and painter Wladimiro Politano. The debut exhibit The Syntax of Geometric Art consists of abstract and geometric sculptures and paintings, which will remain on view through Art Basel. Politano, born in Cosenza, Italy, lived in Rome and graduated the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma before moving to Caracas, Venezuela, and then to New York City. Politano has been working to create his own artistic language by highlighting the extreme minimalist formations along with the primary colors. His work has been shown in the U.S., Austria, Japan, Venezuela and Italy. Support for the exhibition opening provided by FlatRate Moving LLC and United Cellars, Inc.

Politano Fine Art
Wynwood Building
2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, # 2, Wynwood Art District
Through November 22

Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of shamanic magic in Voices of the Island: A Caribbean Fantasy by Lab 9 (Rayner Garranchan, Edson Jean, Joshua Jean-Baptiste and Maria Corina Ramirez). You'll find yourself in the midst of a culture clash as an atheist government undermines an island society’s ancient mystical beliefs. Influence the outcome as your choices drive the story through audience participation. Miami Theater Center Sandbox performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. through November 22. Tickets are $20.

MTC SandBox
9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
www.MTCMiami.org (Tickets and Information)
Friday, November 21 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Commemorate ICA Miami's launch and celebrate the future of our city at the ICA NEXT Time Capsule Party! Contribute an item to an interactive time capsule designed by Miami artist Justin H. Long, which will be opened on ICA's 50th anniversary in 2064. The event is open exclusively to ICA NEXT members and serves as a first look into Miami's newest museum. Enjoy sweeping views of the city from the Moore Building's roof top garden, catering by STK and a live performance by Palmbomen II. Join today.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA)
4040 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District
305-901 5272
November 21 - December 6

Florida Grand Opera will open its season with Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini; Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. A Japanese geisha catches the fancy of a caddish American naval officer. She crosses cultural boundaries to become his bride and grapples with a serious dilemma while faithfully awaiting his long delayed return. Puccini's tale of tradition, romance, sacrifice and yearning is one of the world's most beloved operas. Performances are November 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. at the Arsht Center; and December 4 & 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Broward Center. Tickets begin at $21.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. 5th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
800-741-1010 (Tickets)
November 21 - December 14

New Theatre will present The Gospel According to Jerry by writing duo Richard Krevolin and Irwin Kula. The play revolves around a life-changing relationship between a Rabbi and Gospel singer where neither of them are able to move forward without the other's support. Performance times are Friday & Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (No 5:30 Sunday performance on November 23). General admission tickets are $26 in advance; $31 for same day tickets; student rush (under 25 with ID) tickets are $15 at the door ½ hour prior to curtain, based on availability.

New Theatre
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211 Street, Cutler Bay
Saturday, November 22 at 11:30 a.m.

Known for his hyper-realistic, large-scale portraits of African-American women, Tim Okamura's exhibition Love, Strength and Soul will feature both unseen new pieces alongside more familiar works, serving as an introductory whirlwind to Okamura’s oeuvre. This opening at Yeelen Gallery will mark the one-year anniversary of the gallery's expansive 10,000 square foot space located in Little Haiti. Gallerist Karla Ferguson says she "was drawn to Tim’s work because of his masterful depictions of women which are greatly ignored, marginalized or exoticized by society. His brush echoes the struggle for equality across lines of race, gender, and ethnicity." Free and open to the public. Open for viewing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Yeelen Gallery
194 N.W. 54th Street, Miami
Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

The Barry University Chamber Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and South Beach Chamber Ensemble will join together to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Cecilia, patron saint of music with an all Baroque concert. Rafael Ramirez will perform the Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto, and guest conductors are Pasquale Veleno and Dr. Donald Oglesby. Free and open to the public.

Barry University Broad Auditorium
11300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
November 22 - December 21

GableStage will open Bad Jews , an award-winning play by Joshua Harmon, named "The best comedy of the Season! Crackles with energy!" by the New York Times. The grandchildren of a recently deceased Holocaust survivor fight over his religious heirlooms, bickering over who deserves them more and exposing long-simmering family feuds. There's nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people, and this unhappy truth is displayed with delectably savage humor. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. No performance on Thanksgiving, but a 2 p.m. performance has been added on Saturday, November 29. Tickets range from $42.50 to $55, and student tickets are available on Thursday and Sunday evenings.

The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
305-445-1119 Box Office
www.GableStage.org (Tickets)
Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m.

Passionate, profound, and immensely proud of his Spanish gypsy heritage, El Cigala has been called “the Sinatra of flamenco.” His voice is earthy, exultant and richly emotive. He is also one of those rare crossover artists who has stayed true to his musical heritage yet achieved name recognition with mainstream audiences around the world. El Cigala’s latest recording, 2013’s Romance de la luna Tucuman, offers a fresh take on the Argentinean tango tradition and won the artist a third Grammy. It is this landmark CD that will be the focus for this tour by El Cigala. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation, tickets are $38.50, $48.50, $58.50 and $78.50.

Fillmore Miami Beach
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
LiveNation.com (Tickets)
Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m.

Bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol combine with the Sardine ensemble of powerhouse musicians – and their very own tap dancer – to play “hot jazz” as it was in the era when live music was king....with a little glamour, a little grit and a lot of passion. The Sardine sound – Wartime Paris via New Orleans – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: straight-up, foot-stomping jazz! The Hot Sardines - Speakeasy Nights is an official event of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival. Tickets at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center are $35.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300 Box Office
Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m.

The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by its Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, featuring violinist Gil Shaham, will be the opening concert of the 2014-2015 Knight Masterworks Season - Classical Music Series. This concert marks the first time MTT, whose Miami-based New World Symphony is one of South Florida’s finest cultural gems, performs with San Francisco Symphony in Miami since their first season together in 1996. The concert will feature music from three centuries: Franz Liszt’s fiendishly romantic Mephisto Waltz No 2; Sergei Prokofiev’s heartbreaking Violin Concerto No. 2 played by Shaham; and Samuel Carl Adams’ haunting 2012 Drift and Providence for large orchestra, percussion and electronics. The evening closes with Ravel’s seductive Daphnis and Chloé. Tickets range from $50 to $130. A free pre-concert talk by Miami Dade College's Dr. Octavio Roca will take place in the Arsht Center's Peacock Foundation Education Center one hour before the concert at 7 p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722 (Box Office)
Sunday, November 23 at 2 p.m.

Join New World Symphony Fellows for an afternoon of chamber music, instrumental and vocal soloists and works for full orchestra. This season's A Dvorak Journey concert will feature a wide range of the composer’s repertoire, from lively works for small ensemble, to the captivating Rusalka and the sweeping masterpiece of his Symphony No. 9. Alasdair Neale, conductor; Mary-Jane Lee, soprano. Tickets range from $50 to $140.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
305-673-3330 (Box Office)
www.NWS.edu (Tickets)
Sunday, November 23 at 6 p.m.

Richard Dawkins and David Ives are guests of GableStage for its Distinguished Speakers Series. The two will discuss the philosophy of Spinoza and his influence on society and religion, as well as explore the process of developing an historical event into a drama. Following their talk, join the two speakers for an intimate reception of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, light buffet and a silent auction. The evening is a fundraiser for the March production of New Jerusalem by David Ives. Proceeds will also benefit the theater's educational programming. Tickets are $125 for subscribers and $150 for non-subscribers.

The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
Tuesday, November 25 from 7 to 10 p.m.

O. Ascanio Gallery will present Joy of Living, a playful 30-year retrospective featuring award-winning public artist Jorge Blanco. Over three decades, Blanco has built a following of devotees and collectors. First with his beloved comic strip “El Naufrago,” (The Castaway), and later through his large-scale geometrical sculptures, 26 of which have been commissioned publicly in the U.S., Latin America and Asia. His works are marked by bright primary colors and geometric shapes that form athletes, fruit, animals and abstractions. The exhibition is on display through December 31. Pictured: Blanco, Silver 39, 2013 - Limited edition 1/3, aluminum + powder coating, 39 3/8 H x 38 1/2 W x 12 D in.

O. Ascanio Gallery
2600 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District

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