Join the Lowe Art Museum as it welcomes back UM students, faculty and staff at its monthly arts event, now known as The Lowe After Hours. Take a guided tour of the current exhibition: A Collector’s Legacy: Highlights from The Francien C. Ruwitch and The Ruwitch Family Collections; enjoy light hors d'oeuvres with cocktails generously provided by Bacardi. Join the Lowe Art Museum and receive a full year of great programming! The Lowe After Hours is free for members and $10 for non-members.
Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables 305-285-3535
OPENING OF INTERSECTIONS (AFTER LAUTREAMONT)
Thursday, September 3 at 6 p.m.
CIFO's 2015 Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition will feature the works of Ivan Argote (Colombia), Adrian Balseca (Ecuador), Domingo Castillo (El Salvador), Javier Castro (Cuba), Silvia Gruner (Mexico), Leandro Katz (Argentina), Alice Miceli (Brazil), Nascimento/Lovera (Venezuela), Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa (Guatemala) and Pablo Vargas Lugo (Mexico). Take a guided tour of the exhibition from 6 to 7 p.m. and stay for the opening reception til 9 p.m.
CIFO The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation 1018 North Miami Avenue, Downtown Miami 305-415-6343 RSVP@CIFO.org
FINAL PERFORMANCES OF LAZY FAIR
Thursday - Sunday, September 3 - 6 at 8 p.m.
Mad Cat will close its 15th season with Lazy Fair, written and directed by Theo Reyna. Money! Money! Money! Now and forever! But what if it were possible to take too much? What would happen to those who dared? Might it fulfill them? Consume them? Drive them to ruin? Lazy Fair unravels the mystery of a heist unlike any other. Tickets are $25.
Mad Cat Theatre Company The SandBox at Miami Theatre Center (MTC) 9816 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores 866-811-4111 www.MadCatTheatre.org (Tickets)
GALLERY NIGHT LIVE
Friday, September 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Coral Gables Museum will host its Gallery Night Live presented by Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables. The event coincides with the monthly Gables Gallery Night so begin your Gallery Night experience with the public premiere of The Ceramic League of Miami’s 65th Anniversary exhibit at the museum. The League was founded in 1950 and is dedicated to continuing education of the public and its members in the art of ceramics and craftsmanship. The juried show features over 30 original works that relate to ceramics in architecture. On view through September 27. Enjoy all the museum's galleries, plus food and spirits on the Plaza. Admission is free.
Coral Gables Museum 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables 305-603-8067 www.CoralGablesMuseum.org
WPBT2 Celebrates 60 Years
WPBT2, PBS celebrated its 60th anniversary with a trip down memory lane. Board members, supporters, sponsors, members and staff gathered in WPBT2’s North Miami Beach studios for a behind-the-scenes tour of the station’s operations, followed by champagne and anniversary cake. President & CEO Dolores Sukhdeo (pictured) shared highlights of WPBT2’s history and offered a glimpse of what is in store for the station; and WPBT2 VPs Max Duke and Armando Rodriguez also spoke about exciting local programming and thanked everyone present for making WPBT2’s mission of providing commercial free broadcasting for all ages and all audiences a reality.
SIEMPRE FLAMENCO'S FESTIVAL DE CANTE
Friday - Sunday, September 4 - 6
Siempre Flamenco's Festival de Cante Flamenco will return to the Arsht Center featuring Spain's brightest stars. This festival, a celebration of cante, offers a unique opportunity to enjoy an art form that is seldom heard outside of Spain. The 10th anniversary edition of the festival is dedicated to the great flamenco poet Manuel Molina with several world-renowned artists performing, including La Susi and singer José Mendez, who will both make their Miami debuts; singer Ismael de la Rosa, guest guitarists Paco Fernandez and Paco Fonta. You’ll see a strong offering of dance with Sonia Olla and founding director Celia Fonta with premieres of new works. Performances are Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $48.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Carnival Studio Theater 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami 305-949-6722 www.ArshtCenter.org
BALL & CHAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday - Sunday, September 4 - 6
Ball & Chain, known for its world famous live music, will present its first ever three-day music festival in honor of the venue’s 80th Anniversary. The historic hotspot opened its doors in 1935 with live jazz and closed in the 50s, to reopen just last year as a classic Calle Ocho nightclub. Live performances will start on Friday and Saturday nights at 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 a.m. Some of the bands performing are Nick Tannura Trio, Electric Piquete, Tito Puente Jr., The Baboons, Spam Allstars, Suénalo, Conjunto Progreso and more. Special DJ sets by DJ Le Spam, DJ Danny Stern, DJ Danis LaClave, and DJ Edward. Specialty cocktails will be added to the menu and available for purchase during the festival. All attending guests will be eligible for exclusive giveaways and raffles. Free and open to the public.
Ball & Chain 1513 S.W. 8th Street, Little Havana www.BallandChainMiami.com