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Through May 21

FP01: The Exhibition, an exhibition presented by Bal Harbour Shops' Fashion Project, takes a look at fashion at its most interesting, showcasing intriguing examples of experimentation in the field over the past century and commenting on fashion display itself. Items as disparate as a 1913 Ballet Russes costume and a 1999 futuristic, remote-control dress by Hussein Chalayan are featured in structures that create a brief history of museum display. FP01: The Exhibition is the first U.S. project by acclaimed London-based curator and exhibition maker Judith Clark. Her custom-designed display cabinets are fabricated in partnership with setWorks London. The show is the first in a series of six thematically paired exhibitions organized by Clark for Fashion Project during 2015 and 2016 in a new experimental space dedicated to fashion and the culture of what we wear. The space is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The exhibition will be open for viewing through May 21.

Bal Harbour Shops, Third Level
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
Thursday, May 21 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

New World School of the Arts high school seniors will present their Senior Showcase, a performance by the senior class featuring works they have conceived and choreographed under the direction of the dance faculty. Admission to the 2 p.m. performance is free, and the cost to attend the 7:30 performance is $5.

New World Dance Theater
25 N.E. 2nd Street, 8th Floor, Downtown Miami
305-237-3341 (Tickets)

SOCIAL Manny: Episode 176

The Pritzker Architecture Prize honored architect Frei Otto with a black tie dinner and award ceremony at the New World Center in Miami Beach. The evening celebrated the life and career of the late Otto, the 40th Laureate of the Prize and the second laureate from Germany...

Pictured: Archie Drury and Karolina Kurkova

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SOCIAL Manny: Episode 176

Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m.

The Miami Dance Festival 2015, presented by Momentum Dance Company, continues with An Evening of Water Ballet. See the Premiere of a new water ballet, plus the showing of "Etude." Free and open to the public.

National Hotel Pool Deck
1655 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m.

HistoryMiami, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Public Library System and The Little Haiti Cultural Center, will present the Museum Forum: Haiti and the Reverberation of Freedom. Enjoy a discussion that will explore a pivotal period in our region’s history. Panelists include Dr. Victor Uribe, Chair of the Department of History at Florida International University; Dr. Okezi T. Otovo, Assistant Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at Florida International University; and Dr. Ashli White, Associate Professor Department of History at University of Miami. The program is moderated by Felix Jean-Louis, Florida International University PhD. Student in History of the African Diaspora with a focus on Haiti. Admission is free.

Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 N.E. 59th Terrace, Miami

4th Annual “Claws for Kids” Brunch

Over 400 guests came together at the renowned Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade’s 4th Annual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch. The amount raised at the event rose over $105,000 with proceeds to benefit the newly built Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s state-of-the-art South Beach Club, opening June 2015. Everyone enjoyed Joe’s famous stone crabs and other signature dishes along with Jeff Grainger, a Frank Sinatra impersonator, who provided the entertainment.
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4th Annual “Claws for Kids” Brunch

Now through May 31

Smart, intimate, and provocative, Harold Pinter's Betrayal explores the tangled lives of Emma, Jerry and Robert, as Emma and Jerry engage in a passionate seven-year love affair, deceiving their spouses, friends, each other, and even themselves. Revealed in reverse chronology, this gut-wrenching story of a twisted love-triangle methodically unfolds before your eyes, exposing hypocrisy and self-deception. Betrayal premieres in Miami at Zoetic Stage at the Arsht Center under the direction of Carbonell Award-winning director and Zoetic Stage co-founder and Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer. Performances are Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. with one 3 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, May 16. Tickets are $45.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Carnival Studio Theater/Ziff Baller Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Now through June 7

At Actors' Playhouse, The Book Club Play, by Karen Zacarias, is a delightful, new comedy about books and the people who love them. When the members of a book club become the subjects of a documentary filmmaker, their intimate discussions about life and literature take on a new meaning with the camera rolling. Add with the unexpected arrival of a provocative new member and the sudden inclusion of some questionable titles, the long-standing group dynamics take a hilarious turn. This engaging new play is sprinkled with wit, joy and novels galore. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. No performance on Friday, May 15; additional performance on Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 to $50.

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
305-444-9293 Box Office
Friday & Saturday, May 22 & 23 at 8 p.m.

Brazzdance will present Oduns (Paths) in honor of Augusto Soledade's two mentors, Garth Fagan and Clyde Morgan. Fagan is the Tony Award-winning choreographer for the Lion King and Artistic Director of Garth Fagan Dance, and Morgan is Associate Professor of Dance and Artistic Director of Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble at SUNY Brockport. In this concert, Augusto Soledade Brazzdance will perform "Dreaming Amazonia" 2009 and "Altars" 2006, the two works that Soledade dedicated to each of his mentors respectively. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors.

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center - Black Box Theater
6161 N.W. 22nd Avenue, Miami
www.BrazzDance.com Tickets
Saturday & Sunday, May 23 & 24

Bringing renowned Haitian and Caribbean authors to Miami, Sosyete Koukouy’s 3rd Annual Book Fair will kick off with an evening presentation on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. with award-winning Haitian intellectuals Edwidge Danticat, Bernard Diederich and Gérard Férère, as well as cultural and local artist performances. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the festivities continue with authors and vendors set up along N.E. 2nd Avenue and 59th Terrace. There will be a children’s corner with magicians, dancing, storytelling and traditional Haitian music, food, dance and workshops. This family-friendly event is free to all.

Little Haiti Cultural Center & Mapou Cultural Center
N.E. 2nd Avenue & 59th Terrace, Little Haiti
305-757-9922 (information)
Saturday & Sunday, May 23 & 24

The Miami Dance Festival, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa and PAN Miami will present the World Premiere of the original Flamenco Ballet El Padre, inspired by Strindberg's "The Father." Artistic Director Ilisa Rosal collaborates with 9 dancers and 5 musicians from Spain, Sweden and the U.S., led by legendary Flamenco star Carmela Greco, to tell this realistic 19th century tragedy of love, insanity, suspicion, pride, betrayal and the struggle for power between the sexes, using the magnificent language of Flamenco music and dance. Performances are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $33 to $28 for adults and $23 for members, students and seniors. This event also serves as the closing event for the Miami Dance Festival presented by Momentum Dance Company.

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami
305-899-7730 (Tickets)
Sunday, May 24 from noon to 5 p.m.

Acclaimed worldwide for propelling contemporary Chinese art onto the global stage with his epic installations, contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing's exhibition encompasses 5,000 square feet at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU. Featuring his iconic installations plus newer works, this solo exhibition presents the shu art of Xu Bing from his Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground and Landscape Landscript in between. The never-before seen artwork created specifically for "Writing Between Heaven and Earth" takes up all of the space in the Frost's Grand Galleries so that the complete, iconic "Book from the Sky" in its entirety can be viewed. All these shu masterpieces demonstrate the art of writing as image. Together they create a Zen-like textual space drawing the audience into an artistic contemplation of the works while arousing their latent cognitive capacity to communicate with the works. Curated by Professor Lidu Yi.

The Frost Art Museum at FIU's Maidique Campus
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami

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