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INTERNATIONAL DESIGN@DCOTA
Thursdays, July 17, July 24 and July 31

Design Center of the Americas will host International Design@DCOTA, three weekly sessions of design demonstrations and discussions featuring top industry insiders. Open for both design professions and design enthusiasts, the first workshop features Outdoor Design in South Florida. Brittany Kaplan of Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine will moderate a panel discussion with three outdoor design experts: Debra Yates, Stanley Matz and David Phillips. They will explore the various elements that work best for outdoor design in South Florida. Many of DCOTA’s showrooms will host open house events, including Baker & McGuire, Donghia, Duralee Fabrics. Janus et Cie, Jeffrey Michaels, Judith Norman and Pindler. There is no cost to attend.

Design Center of the Americas
1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach
954-920-7997
www.DCOTA.com
H2OMBRE: BRAVE THE ELEMENTS
July 17 - August 31

From the creators of De la Guarda, the biggest event of Summer 2014 will open at the Arsht CenterH2OMBRE! Heart-pumping electronic music, aerial acrobatics, extravagant visuals and water (more than 6,000 gallons a show!) transform the Center into an alternate universe where you step onto the stage and are engulfed in a 360 degree experience! With state-of-the-art three-dimensional projection screens and monstrous inflatables, H2OMBRE is a wild follow up to the Arsht Center’s blockbuster show, Fuerza Bruta. You’ll join the adventure as a hero, have epic battles with mythical beasts and brave the elements! Performances are Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with additional 3:30 and10:30 p.m. performances on Saturday. Tickets are $65.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722
www.ArshtCenter.org

NPH USA Screening of La Montana

South Florida cinephiles helped to raise funds for NPH Dominican Republic at the Coral Gables Arts Cinema screening of Taba Blanchard's award winning documentary La Montana. Following the screening Taba engaged the audience with a discussion and Q&A session about the film.

Pictured: Daisy Baez, Candidate for Florida State Representative and Maritza Jacobson

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NPH USA Screening of La Montana

MID-LIFE 2! (THE CRISIS CONTINUES)
Through August 17

Brand new, hot off the press, and just as hilarious as it's predecessor Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical, that performed to critical acclaim at Actors' Playhouse in the summer of 2008. MID-LIFE 2! (The Crisis Continues) will take you back into your middle ages with a hilariously tuneful look at the ever-growing legion of Mid-Lifers. Sketch comedy and musical comedy combine in this very funny and entertainingly witty new musical, guaranteed to serve up reflections of all our lives. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. with an additional performance on Wednesday, July 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $48.

Actors' Playhouse
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
305-444-9293
www.ActorsPlayhouse.org (Tickets)
TOYS! 2014 - THE MIAMI PROJECT
Friday - Sunday, July 18 - 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Iowa-based artist and educator Mitchell Squire will conduct a creative workshop for area teens as the public component of Squire’s 2-month summer residency at Cannonball. Toys! 2014_The Miami Project is being conducted in collaboration with Pérez Art Museum Miami and will take place in PAMM’s Padma and Raj Vattikuti Learning Theatre. Squire’s workshop will offer a set of design activities that allows teens to engage in the creative processes of making toys and games. In four-hour sessions on each of the three days, Squire and his team will mentor participants, and teens will deploy procedures commonly utilized in the creative disciplines to achieve visually stunning and physically engaging objects and games. This project will focus on two challenges: the first will be the creation of a large-scale social game to which the public will be invited to play; the other is a project tailored to the individual. The workshop is free with registration but is limited to 20 participants per workshop. Lunch, as well as all necessary supplies, will be provided.

Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
786-347-2360 (Registration)
Splash@CannonballMiami.org
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI: NU LOOK
Friday, July 18 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy a mix of music, open studios, children's activities, food and drinks, arts and crafts and lots more at Big Night in Little Haiti, every third Friday. The free concerts are presented by Rhythm Foundation and the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. You'll hear one of Haitian music’s true super groups, Nu Look, known best for pleasing crowds with rhythms that range from up-tempo dance music to beautiful love songs. Led by Arly Lariviere, the band is a favorite of all kompa lovers. Celebrate the opening of the Caribbean Marketplace with its array of specialty crafts and refreshment concession, and view a selection of photos from recent editions of Big Night from official photographer Luis Olazabal. Music between sets will be provided by DJ Mack. Admission is free and open to the public.

Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 N.E. 59th Terrace, Miami
305-960-2969
www.RhythmFoundation.com
SCIENCE FICTION FILM SERIES: THINGS TO COME
Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

The Wolfsonian’s Summer Science Fiction Film Series will kick off with Things to Come, the classic adaptation of H.G. Wells' futuristic novel. Things to Come is the first film in a three-part series that complements I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, now on view at The Wolfsonian. This ambitious, megabudget 1930s British production imagines a world plagued by war and anarchy that is followed by a rational utopia and space travel. Free and open to the public.

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-531-1001
www.Wolfsonian.org
OPEN CALL FOR YOUNGARTS RESIDENCY
Through August 15

Applications are now being accepted through August 15 for YoungArts Residencies in Visual Arts. You must submit ten images of recent work or up to two minutes of time-based work, together with a statement of purpose, preferred/available residency dates, a résumé or curriculum vitae and one reference. Application fee is $35 which will be waived for YoungArts alumni. Artists will be informed of their application status by the Fall of 2014.

305-377-1140
https://YoungArts.submittable.com/submit
SCIENCE OF ECOLOGY WITH STEVE TRASH
Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m.

This eco-empowering show at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, featuring green entertainer Steve Trash, will have your children on the edge of their seats! Since 1984, Trash has entertained over 20 million kids with live ecological illusions, magic tricks and family-friendly fun. Tickets for Science of Ecology with Steve Trash are $10.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300
www.SMDCAC.org
THE 4TH ANNUAL OVERTOWN MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Celebrate the rich heritage of the Overtown community at the 4th Annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival, featuring a star-studded line up of musical artists headlined by Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn. Entertainment includes live performances by Keke Wyatt, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Sebastian Mikael, Deep Fried Funk Band and Larry Dogg. Once known as “Miami’s Little Broadway”, Overtown's history includes performances by music greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin. the festival will also include a Youth Zone presented by Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S) incorporating an educational health & wellness-component and fun fitness activities for toddlers to teens. HistoryMiami will curate youth arts & crafts activities related to “Urban Arts,” as well as music-inspired activities. Another highlight includes the Mavericks Tonsorial Parlor being transformed into a visual art exhibition showcasing the works of famed video director Gil Green, whose “One More Jig” examines the frustrations felt by black actors relating to the negative portrayal and sterotypes in video, film and television. Admission is free.

The Historic Overtown District
N.W. 3rd Avenue, between 9th and 11th Streets
Downtown Miami
786-529-4586 (Nikki Kancey)
www.OvertownMusicArtsFestival.com
THE WHALE
July 19 through August 17

This multiple award-winning Off-Broadway triumph is about a six-hundred-pound reclusive gay man, on the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, who is dying of congestive heart failure. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale is the story of a man's last chance at redemption and finding beauty in the most unexpected places. "An impassioned and arresting clash of minds and emotions! Equally dynamic and horrifying." - Rex Reed, New York Observer. Performances at GableStage are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. (No 7 p.m. performance on July 20.) Tickets range from $37.50 to $55.

GableStage
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
305-445-1119
www.GableStage.org
RESONANCIAS
Saturday & Sunday, July 19 & 20

The South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center and FUNDarte Inc. will present Resonancias, a new work by flamenco guitarist/composer Jose Luis Rodriguez, as part of the Center’s Cabaret Series. Resonancias is a collaborative interdisciplinary and multicultural work. It includes images and staging by Alexey Taran (Cuba) and Carla Forte (Venezuela), choreography by Niurca Marquez (USA), the accompaniment of Alex Jordan on second guitar (Cuba) and live electronic soundscapes created by Gustavo Matamoros (Venezuela). A limited number of $50 VIP tickets are available that include wine or champagne and preferred seating. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door with $5 off for seniors and students with ID. The Saturday performance is 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Black Box Theater
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300 (Box Office)
www.SMDCAC.org
HANSEL AND GRETEL
Sunday, July 20 at 4 p.m.

Show your children what opera is all about and enjoy the annual summer collaboration of Riuniti Opera and Alhambra Orchestra, conducted by Florida Grand Opera’s concertmaster Scott Flavin. The free performance will feature scenes and selections from Hansel and Gretel, the popular story with music by Engelbert Humperdinck. Vocalists include Melissa Ruiz, Eddie Valdes, Janelly Perez, Jessica Francoeur, Beverly Coulter and Danielle Sanda. Hosted by Temple Beth Am, this performance is for adults and children. No reservations are needed. Large groups, however, should call in advance.

Temple Beth Am School Auditorium
5950 North Kendall Drive. Miami
305-668-9260
Info@AlhambraMusic.org
A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF JAY H. HARRIS
Tuesday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Join GableStage for its A Celebration of the Life of Jay H. Harris and an appreciation for his contribution to theatre. Enjoy wine and light bites. Free, and no reservations are required. Open seating. GableStage is located in the eastern section of the Biltmore Hotel, valet parking is available. Free parking is available in the Biltmore parking area west of the hotel.

GableStage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
305-445-1119 (for assured seating)
www.GableStage.org
NICOLE HENRY - DEFINITELY DIVA
Wednesday, July 23 at 7 and 9 p.m.

Nicole Henry, winner of the 2013 Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance" is Definitely Diva. Her performance celebrates powerful and passionate music of iconic women of jazz and soul. Tickets are $35 general admission, $45 premium and $65 for VIP seating.

Jazziz Nightlife
Mizner Park, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
561-300-0730 (Tickets & Information)
www.NicoleHenry.com
PECHAKUCHA MIAMI
Wednesday, July 23 from 7 to 9 p.m.

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas in the PechaKucha 20x20 format - 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and presenters talk along with the images. The theme is Resilience. Join some of Miami's leading artistic and social voices as they share stories about how they or their organizations have risen from the ashes, rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve. Presenters include: Marte Siebenhar - Bakehouse Art Complex; Constance Collins - Lotus House; Joaquin Ortiz - Conscious Acts Of Kindness; Maria Escorcia - Ashoka South Florida; Somy Ali - No More Tears; Virgina Jacko - Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Inc.; and Steve Rios - Florida Reach. RSVP please as seats are limited!

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Miami
305-576-2828
www.PechaKucha.org (RSVP)
FILM SCREENING: "VIVA CUBA"
Thursday, July 24 at 11:15 a.m., 3 and 6 p.m.

This award-winning coming-of-age film explores emigration and the effects it can have on children who leave friends and extended family behind. Viva Cuba (120 min) was the first Cuban film to be recognized with a Grand Prix Award in the Juniors category at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. Tickets are $10 per person and include Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale admission; free for members, NSU students and faculty.

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
954-262-0227
www.MOAFL.org

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