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Tuesday, February 24 at 8 p.m.

Friends of Chamber Music Miami will welcome British pianist Stephen Hough, a rare renaissance man of our time. Over the course of a long and distinguished career as one of the world's leading concert pianists, he has also excelled as a writer and composer. Mr. Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. The program will feature Chopin: "Ballades No. 1-4;" Debussy: "Lisle joyeuse;" and Children's Corner, La plus que lente, Estampes. Tickets are $40.

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables
Tuesday - Sunday, February 24 - March 1

The young pianists vying for a total of $160,000 prize money and prestigious international bookings as winners of the 2015 National Chopin Piano Competition will continue in the competition. Quarter-finals wrap up today, and the semi-finals on February 25 and 26. All sessions are open to the public and are free of charge. The winners will be announced on March 1 after the two-part final performances on February 28 at 7 p.m. and on March 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets to Part I of the Finals on February 28 are $15 and $25; and tickets to the Finals and Award Ceremony are $25 and $35. Chopin members and students attend all events free.

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami
1-800-745-3000 (Ticketmaster) 305-868-0624 (Information)

SOCIAL Manny: Episode 169

Manny gained some weight this weekend as he covered the 14th South Beach Wine and Food Festival. He also photographed opening night of 7 Year Itch at Miami Theater Center; Kevin Spacey, Adrienne Arsht, and Tony Bennett backstage at the Arsht Center after Bennett's performance; Fine Art Auctions Miami in Wynwood; Made in New York exhibit at Blueshift Project in Wynwood; Amstel Burger Bash at the 14th South Beach Wine and Food Festival; Best of the Munchies at the 14th South Beach Wine and Food Festival; Art Wynwood; the 52nd Coconut Grove Arts Festival breakfast at the Ritz Carlton; and the unveiling of the Jack Nicklaus Villa at Trump Doral.

Pictured: Chrissy Teigen and Lee Schrager at the Amstel Burger Bash at the 14th Annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival
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SOCIAL Manny: Episode 169

February 24 - March 8

It began as one man's story... became everyone's music... and is now Broadway's musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit! Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; the first Sunday at 6:30; and Matinees on Saturdays and the second Wednesday at 2 and Sundays at 1. Tickets start at $34.75.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
1-800-745-3000 Tickets
Wednesday, February 25 at 6 p.m.

The Bakehouse Art Complex's Swenson Shots is designed to give emerging artists an opportunity to produce a gallery show from start to finish and to provide a space for more experienced artists to experiment and showcase a new line of work. This edition will feature an Opening and Art Talk with Aleister Eaves. Free and open to the public.

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Wynwood Art District
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Wednesday, February 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 28 at 2 p.m.

Paintings by Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and Diego Rivera (1886–1957), two of the most celebrated artists of the early 20th century, will be on view in a group exhibition of 75 works at NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale. Showcasing the rich artistic traditions of Mexico and the passionate and patriotic pride of its artists, the exhibition features masterworks by Kahlo and Rivera along with paintings, sculptures and works on paper by other influential Mexican artists involved in the country’s political and social struggles, including Leonora Carrington, Gunther Gerzso, José Clemente Orózco, Wolfgang Paalen, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, David Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, and Remedios Varo. The work will be on view from February 26 through May 31. The reception is free for Museum members and $20 for non-members. And on Saturday, the Museum will host an Art Talk with Dr. Salomon Grimberg on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Grimberg is co-author of the Frida Kahlo catalogue raisonne and other books on the artist, including Frida Kahlo: The Still Lifes. He will discuss how Kahlo’s still life works complement her self-portraits and shed new light on her creative process. Free with Museum admission.

NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale
MOAReservations@moafl.org (Reservations)
Wednesday - Saturday, February 25 - 28

The University of Miami Department of Theatre Arts will present The Women, an all-female classic comedy that offers sharp commentary on the lives, relationships, and power struggles of Manhattan socialites in the 1930s. Filled with gossip, loud personalities and witty banter, this comedy by Clare Boothe Luce is sure to entertain. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $25.

Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
Now through March 22

Loneliness. Temptation. Lust. Feel the summer heat aggravate the anxiety and desire of one man’s mid-life crisis in this irreverent interpretation of the 1950's stage comedy that inspired the iconic Hollywood film. The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod; adapted by Stephanie Ansin and Fernando Calzadilla; and directed by Stephanie Ansin, features a stellar cast: Aaron Glickman playing the lead role of Richard—the key man of a New York publishing firm, along with Linda Bernhard (Elaine), Jessica Farr (Miss Morris), Joe Ferrarelli (Male Understudy), Diana Garle (The Girl), Betsey Graver (Helen), and James Howell (Dr. Brubaker). Performances at Miami Theater Center are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35.

Miami Theater Center
9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
Thursday, February 26 & Sunday, March 1

Anna Hersey will join the South Beach Chamber Ensemble for songs by Lee Hoiby: Lady of the Harbor, Where the Music Comes, and Sonnets and Soliloquies by William Shakespeare. Hoiby, an American composer and classical pianist, was a disciple of composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Ensemble violinist Luis Fernandez has arranged several of the songs for his wife, Anna, and the string quartet. The program continues with Samuel Barber’s String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11, and the concert will close with Antonin Dvorak's String Quartet in F major, Op. 96. Dvorak composed the quartet in 1893 when he was visiting the Czech immigrant community of Spillville, Iowa. Anna Hersey, soprano; Luis Fernandez, violin; Tony Seepersad, violin; Rafael Ramirez, viola; and Michael Andrews, cello. Performances are Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

St. Bede Episcopal Chapel at University of Miami (Thursday)
1150 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
Miami Beach Botanical Garden (Sunday)
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Thursday - Sunday, February 26 - March 1

Frost Opera Theater / Frost School of Music will round out its season of Puccini's romantic masterpiece Il trittico, with the two final one-act operas of the trilogy: Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica. The most popular and lightest of the three, Gianni Schicchi, is a farcical and familial tale of greed and conniving with a libretto based on an incident in Dante's Divine Comedy, featuring one of the most popular themes in all of classical music, the beloved aria "O mio babbino caro." By many accounts Puccini's favorite of the three, Suor Angelica, follows as a heart-wrenching tale of loss and repentance filled with glorious melodies and emotion. This opera spins a seemingly simple tale of life in a convent and the title heroine's grave secret weighed by motherly love, despair and finally, spiritual redemption. Performances are Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3. Tickets are $20, seniors $15 and UM students free with ID at the door.

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
www.Music.Miami.edu (Tickets)
Friday, February 27 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays is a festival of the arts that takes place on the last Friday of each month in the heart of historic Little Havana. Stroll Calle Ocho, visit the exhibitions of Cuban and Latin American art at local galleries, enjoy dining in the neighborhood's wealth of great restaurants and take in the atmosphere of this celebrated street. Enjoy live musical performances along the sidewalks of Calle Ocho - Miami 305 Band at 7, the Coral Cove Music Theater Group at 8:30 and Peter Francis and The Miami Big Band at 9 p.m. Local historian Dr. Paul George will lead a walking tour of the district at 7 p.m., and author Jonathan Brooks will meet and greet at the Viernes Culturales Art Gallery (Futurama Building, 1637 Calle Ocho). stop by the Tower Theatre, one of Miami's oldest landmarks, and enjoy live musical performances along the sidewalks of Calle Ocho. Free and open to all!

Domino Park and throughout the Little Havana District
S.W. 8th Street between 13th and 18th Avenues
Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m.

New World Symphony will present Encounters - "The Bear Roars" - Music in a Century of Russian Turmoil, conducted by Christian Reif and hosted by Jamie Bernstein (pictured). What a mind-boggling journey Russia undertook from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s! This vast nation went from grand imperialism, through glorious revolution, to crushing Soviet oppression. These transformations are reflected in the symphonic compositions of each era. From the cheerful, proud marches of Tchaikovsky to the sardonic, jagged notes of Shostakovich, we hear a nation experiencing profound changes - yet remaining its undeniably Russian self throughout. Following the performance, enjoy a complimentary cocktail reception where you can meet the Fellows! Tickets for Encounters concerts are complimentary for VIP and Young Patron members of Friends of NWS; $31 for non-members.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
305-673-3330 Box Office
www.NWS.edu (Tickets)
Saturday, February 28 at 3 p.m.

In the wordless universe of Mummenschanz, the ordinary becomes extraordinary when common materials, everyday objects (like toilet paper) and colorful abstract shapes and forms like the famous “Clay Masks,” “Slinky Man” and “Giant Hands” spring to life. By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, Mummenschanz offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. Presented by South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Culture Shock Miami, performances are Saturday at 3 p.m. (Sensory-Friendly) and 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $20 with $10 youth tickets available for 12 years old and under.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300 Box Office
Saturday, February 28 at 6 p.m.

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center will present An Evening of Praise: Our Story through Song, a gospel concert with an impressive 150 voice youth choir in honor of Black History Month. The concert will explore the inextricable link between gospel music and the black life experience – from the African shores to the present – and reveals how music and the church play an integral part in shaping Black History in America. Tickets are $20, available by phone or online.

Mt. Hermon A.M.E. Church
17800 N.W. 25th Avenue, Miami Gardens
305-638-6771 (Tickets)
February 28 - March 7

Florida Grand Opera will present five performances of The Pearl Fishers at the Adrienne Arsht Center before the production moves for Broward County on Thursday, March 12. Two life-long friends, Nadir and Zurga, survived a test when they fell in love with the same woman, Leïla. They vowed never to let the love for a woman destroy their friendship. Years later, when Leïla - a ravishing temple virgin - returns to bless their village, Nadir breaks the vow and professes his love to Leïla. The lovers are discovered and presented for justice to the village leader, Zurga. Enraged, he sentences them to death. However, his love for them both soon intervenes, and he is faced with the difficult decision to either give in to the demands of his village or save the only two people he loves. Performances are February 28 at 7; March 1 at 2; March 3, 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $21 to $225.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Friday & Saturday, February 28 and March 1 at 8 p.m.

Experience concerts exploring the highly tempestuous and deeply emotional intermingling of music and politics. Cleveland Orchestra's Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will take a fascinating look at two highly autobiographical composers, whose lives and careers were separated by over a century, yet whose works demonstrate how artists of two eras wrestled with themes of freedom, personal and collective liberty and politics. Friday's Program includes Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) and Shostakovich Symphony No. 6; and Saturday's Program will be Beethoven Symphony No. 5 and Shostakovich Symphony No. 10. Tickets range from $36 to $170.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m.

Ritmo y Pasion, presented by Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, will have your on your feet, chanting “Ole!” The international flavor and appeal of Flamenco will be brought to life by an international cast of performers and musicians, capturing the spellbinding power of Flamenco at its best - vocalist Salvador De Angela, guitarist Alex Jordan, dancers Jose Junco, Juan Sobrino, Maria Mercedes and Ilisa Rosal. Ritmo y Pasion, performed at PAN, Performing Arts Network, will deliver authentic Flamenco music and dance, produced in a range of rhythms and styles that are dramatic, soulful, joyous, sensual and passionate all at once. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door; $10 for members, seniors and students. Seating is limited and advance purchase is recommended.

PAN, Performing Arts Network
13124 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami
Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m.

Kirsten Hines is a writer, photographer and environmental educator focused on conservation. She has worked at the Biscayne Nature Center as a naturalist and traveled the globe studying and photographing wildlife. Meet the artist and view her award-winning photographs of South Florida flora and fauna at the Biscayne Nature Center, on view through April 26. The reception is free and open to the public; parking is $7.

Biscayne Nature Center Gallery
6767 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne
Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Part addiction memoir, part love letter to her late grandfather and their shared love of birds, Miami native Nikki Moustaki’s memoir is “emotionally resonant” (Elle) and “tender, shocking and redeeming” (Arrive). Moustaki relates the deeply personal story of her alcohol addiction and her remarkable relationship with Poppy, her paternal grandfather. Moustaki walked in Poppy’s runway shows in miniature versions of his signature designs and was doted on by rail-thin models. But Moustaki most cherished the moments at home with Poppy and his birds. His affection for birds was contagious, and he taught Moustaki to hypnotize chickens, care for baby birds and regaled her with stories of the famed bird market in Paris. By the time she was a young adult, Moustaki’s flock had ballooned to more than 120 birds, many of which she hand-raised; however, her attachment to alcohol had taken hold as well. After one particularly traumatic blackout, Moustaki vows to seek help and get sober. Her descriptions of the unraveling addicted mind are poignant and honest, and we join her, through relapse and recovery, as she travels to Paris to find the bird market in an attempt to honor her beloved Poppy and where she experiences a surprising, redemptive outcome. Join the author as she reads from and signs copies of The Bird Market of Paris.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m.

The Frost Museum will welcome Melissa Chiu, the new Director of the Hirshhorn Museum to the Green Critics' Lecture Series. Ms. Chiu has published countless books on Chinese contemporary art, and is part of the board of the Association of Art Museum Directors. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Frost Art Museum at FIU
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami

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