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HEDDA GABLER
Through November 16

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
305-751-9550
MTCMiami.org (Tickets)
OPEN BARRE DANCE SERIES
Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m.

Miami City Ballet’s popular Open Barre dance series will return to the Company's intimate 200-seat studio theater in South Beach. Get up close and personal with Miami City Ballet dancers and enjoy a discussion with choreographer Justin Peck and the costume designers of his highly anticipated world premiere Heatscape, a ballet inspired by Miami’s Wynwood Walls. The evening will be hosted by playwright/actor Tarell Alvin McCraney and will feature original art design by celebrated graphic artist Shepard Fairey. Complimentary wine and soft drinks will be served 1/2 hour prior to curtain. Tickets are $35.

Miami City Ballet Studios - Lynn & Louis Wolfson, II Theatre
2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach
305-929-7000
www.MiamiCityBallet.org

YoungArts Goes Outside the Box

National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) launched Outside the Box, a new series featuring free performances by YoungArts alumni supported by ArtPlace America. The multisensory extravaganza took place on the YoungArts Plaza, located outside of the Jewel Box on the organization's Miami campus. The first performance of the series featured GRAMMY Award-nominated musician Dave Eggar, who was joined by Michele de la Reza, Kate Davis, Ernest Baker, Jake Goldbas, Andrew Nemr, Brittanie Brown and Allysen Hooks.

Pictured: Jake Goldbas, Brittanie Brown and Andrew Nemr
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YoungArts Goes Outside the Box

ALPER JCC BERRIN FAMILY JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL: ARI SHAVIT
Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m.

There is a huge buzz about My Promised Land by one of Israel's most influential journalists Ari Shavit. In it Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries and letters, as well as his own family’s story to tell a riveting narrative that is both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. "My Promised Land is the ultimate personal odyssey of a humanist exploring the startling biography of his tormented homeland, which is at the very center of global interest,” said Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Israel. This program is presented by the Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10.

Temple Beth Am
5950 N. Kendall Drive, Miami
305-271-9000, Ext. 268 (Annette Santana)
www.AIPAC.org/ShavitInMiami (Tickets)
FESTIVAL MIAMI - RENEE OLSTEAD WITH FROST CONCERT JAZZ BAND
Thursday, October 30 at 8 p.m.

Making her Festival Miami debut, Renee Olstead replaces originally scheduled bassist John Clayton who cannot perform because of a broken ankle and related surgery. The accomplished award-winning actress/singer Renee Olstead (She Spies, Touched by an Angel, Reunited) is joined by the Frost Concert Jazz Band in a concert that "re-imagines" the vast catalog of The Beatles with a jazz twist, through director John Daversa's creative lens. As a singer, Olstead has released a self-titled CD and has appeared live with Billy Joel, Elton John, and Celine Dion. Tickets are $20, $30 and $40.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at U.M.
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-4940 Ticket Hotline
www.FestivalMiami.com
JAZZ UNDER THE STARS: EDDIE PALMIERI
Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m.

Eddie Palmieri’s career as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras spans over 50 years. Known for his charismatic power and bold, innovative drive, Mr. Palmieri has been awarded Nine Grammy Awards and compiled a discography that includes 36 titles. Now in its eighth year, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’ Jazz Under the Stars has featured some of the biggest names in Latin music and jazz, including Jon Secada, Arturo Sandoval, Nestor Torres, Albita, Los Herederos, Poncho Sanchez, and now Eddie Palmieri! Tickets are $15 and $10; MDC students are free.

Fred Shaw Plaza
Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104th Street, Miami
305-237-3010
http://MDCLiveArts.org/
PERCUSSION CONSORT: STEEL, WATER, GLASS
Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Brace yourself as the talented New World Symphony Percussion Fellows take center stage in a night of surprises and elemental fun. Michael Linville conducts Percussion Consort: Steel, Water, Glass. Clyne's multimedia Steelwork, with its black-and-white film by Luke DuBois is a “symphony of industry,” while Takemitsu’s Rain Tree showers listeners with the ebb and flow of accompanying musical droplets. Water (Composer: Viñao) offers shimmering waves of sound before it’s time to rock out to film composer Nigel Westlake’s hip and harmonious Malachite Glass. From cowbells to crotales, this performance will give you a new appreciation for those who normally stand at the back of the orchestra. General admission tickets are $10.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
305-673-3330
www.NWS.edu
SEASON PREVIEW CONCERT & FUNDRAISER
Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Orchestra Miami's Season Preview Concert and Fundraiser will celebrate its eighth stellar season. Enjoy an evening of fine wine, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and an amazing concert showcasing soloists from Orchestra Miami performing music by composers you will hear throughout the 2014-15 season. Performers include Elaine Rinaldi, piano; Mei Mei Luo, violin; Richard Fleischman, viola; Richard Hancock, clarinet; Karen Dixon, flute; and a special appearance by Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste, soprano. Tickets are $30,

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
305-274-2103
www.OrchestraMiami.org (Tickets)
SALSA! THE MUSIC OF CELIA CRUZ
Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m.

With her contagious personality, unique style and inimitable voice, Celia Cruz broke through barriers, frontiers and generations. The fusion of the different rhythms she mastered came to be known as salsa and three heirs to Cruz’s legacy will perform her hits in Salsa! The Music of Celia Cruz, accompanied by a group of musicians who played with the Queen during her illustrious reign. Featuring Lucrecia, Xiomara Laugart, Aymeé Nuviola and the Celia Cruz All Stars! Tickets are $55 to $150 at the Arsht Center.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722
ArshtCenter.org (Tickets)
JASON MARSALIS VIBES QUARTET
Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m.

Enjoy the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet in a tribute to New Orleans jazz at the South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens. The youngest member of the "First Family of Jazz," Jason is joined by New Orleans-based August Johnson on piano; Atlanta-based David Potter on drums; and Will Goble, one of America's most in-demand bassists, who is also from Atlanta. Ticket are $25 and $30.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
305-669-6990
www.PinecrestGardens.org
ETIENNE CHARLES - CREOLE SOUL
Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m.

Trinidadian trumpet player Etienne Charles will perform in Miami for the first time at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center as part of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival. Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation of Eastern Caribbean origin, Charles brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean to the table. He is hailed by Jazz Times as “A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism.” Charles will play from his latest recording Creole Soul, which received worldwide critical acclaim for its fusion of root grooves from the Afro-Caribbean. Opening act will be the Frost School of Music Jazz Sextet. Tickets are $35.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300
www.SMDCAC.org
FESTIVAL MIAMI - EMILIO ESTEFAN PRESENTS FANTINE!
Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m.

Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami, presented by UHealth at Coral Gables, will continue its Music of the Americas series with Fantine, a sensational singer fluent in Spanish, Russian, English and French and a unique talent with style that reflects her cultural diversity. A fusion of indie, dance and electro soul, with a “swampy yet sultry” voice, her debut album project I Am Fantine, with original songs in both Spanish and English, is produced by Emilio Estefan and currently tops the Billboard Dance charts! Be among the first to hear Fantine, one of the most exciting female artists to hit the Latin music scene in decades! Tickets are $45, $35 and $25.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at U.M.
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-4940 Ticket Hotline
www.FestivalMiami.com
MAI YAP: PAINTED TAPESTRIES
Sunday, November 2, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center will celebrate the opening of Mai Yap: Painted Tapestries and the artist's birthday with an opening reception. A percentage from the sale of the art will support under-served children's programming at the Center. Reception is free; county parking fee is $7.

Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Boulevard
305-361-6767 Ext. 114 (Information)
Crandon Park, North Beach Entrance, Key Biscayne
TUESDAYS WITH...SERIES: GALENA MOSOVICH
Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m.

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU will present Tuesdays with... Series, an evening to introduce contemporary movers and shakers in the Miami art community. The first in the series will feature writer/editor and Miami Beach resident Galena Mosovich, who writes about cutting-edge developments and personalities in food and the arts for top publications. Named an expert on Miami by New York Magazine, you'll want to hear her presentation. Enjoy wine and light bites and a tour the Museum's new exhibition, The Chosen. Free for Museum members; $5 for non-members

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
786-972-3175 (RSVP)
www.JewishMuseum.com
LOWEDOWN HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, November 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Broaden your knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts at Lowe Art Museum's monthly LoweDown Happy Hour. Mingle with museum members, arts patrons, young professionals and UM faculty, staff and students and take a guided tour through the remarkable Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion for Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts collection. Enjoy healthy treats from Cabot Cheese, wine by Rex Goliath, coffee by Nestlé and cocktails by Bacardi. Event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Lowe Art Museum members are free - so it's a great benefit to become a member - and non-members pay $10. Parking is available at the Pavia Garage.

Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-3535
www.LoweMuseum.org
FESTIVAL MIAMI - GABY MORENO
Thursday, November 6 at 8 p.m.

Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami, presented by UHealth at Coral Gables, will welcome Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno in the Festival’s popular Music of the Americas series. As 2013’s Latin Grammy winner for Best New Artist, Moreno lights up the stage with hit songs in Spanish and English. Her latest album Postales is hugely popular, and her YouTube video of “Fuiste Tú” with Latin legend Ricardo Arjona has over 100 million views. Don’t miss seeing and hearing this fantastic new artist up-close-and-personal in the University of Miami's acoustically wonderful concert hall. Tickets are $50, $40 and $30.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at U.M.
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-4940 Ticket Hotline
www.FestivalMiami.com
OPENING RECEPTION FOR 40TH ANNUAL FALL EXHIBITION
Friday, November 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Miami Watercolor Society will present the Opening Reception for its 40th Annual Fall Exhibition. Juror Carol Carter brings an astonishing sense of intellect, style and vivacity to the show. The images as well as the techniques on display exemplify the incredible variations that can be achieved by using watercolor. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be a presentation of awards during the reception. View the exhibition through December 6. Hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gallery hours on Veteran’s Day will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the gallery will close early on Wednesday before Thanksgiving and will reopen on December 1. Pictured: Obon by Marilyn Johansen.

Miami International University of Art and Design
1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100, Miami
305-607-5447
www.MiamiWatercolor.org
GALLERY NIGHT LIVE!
Friday, November 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy Coral Gables Museum's Gallery Night Live!, part of Coral Gables' First Friday events. Take in all of the Museum's exhibitions, including the new Miami 2100. A cash bar will be available on the Museum's beautiful plaza where pop-rock duo Sherrine Mostin, vocalist, and Alvaro Bermudez on guitar, will be performing for your listening pleasure. The trolley stops right in front so make this your first stop for First Friday! It's free and open to the public.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
305-603-8067
www.CoralGablesMuseum.org
LUCKY YOU 7! PREVIEW NIGHT
Friday, November 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.

For the first time in its seven-year history, the Bakehouse Art Complex will kick off its annual raffle and silent auction fundraiser with a Lucky You 7! Preview Night. Get a sneak peek at the 60+ pieces of fine artwork that will be available to win or purchase in the event's exciting raffle and silent auction. At Preview Night and throughout the following week, you will have a chance to zero in on the pieces that especially catch your eye, and even get a head start on acquiring your raffle tickets. Each piece offered will also have a “buy it now” price if instant gratification is your thing, and you would rather not see it go to someone else. Buy-it-now pricing opens at the Preview Night and closes at 5 p.m. on November 14, and you can be sure the piece will be yours! Don't miss out!

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Miami
305-576-2828
www.BACFL.org
FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, November 7 beginning at 7 p.m.

Fabulous First Friday at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Enjoy this family-friendly evening of laser lights, stars and more! Take in a free Planetarium Star Show at 7 p.m. and check out the rooftop observatory viewing from 8:30 to 10 p.m. (weather permitting). There are hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids, aged 3 and older, in the Space Gallery from 8 to 9 p.m., and the Museum’s famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium from 8 p.m. to midnight. Pop (family laser show) at 8; Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here at 9 p.m.; The Doors at 10 p.m.; Jimi Hendrix at 11 p.m.; Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon at midnight. Admission to each laser show is $4 for kids and $8 for adults. Planetarium Star Show and other activities are free.

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami
305-646-4234
www.MiamiSci.org
JAZZ ROOTS - GEORGIA ON MY MIND: CELEBRATING RAY CHARLES
Friday, November 7 at 8 p.m.

The 7th anniversary Jazz Roots season at the Arsht Center will kick off with a spectacular concert celebrating the musical genius Ray Charles, an American treasure who transcended racism and cultural upheavals as he spread his gospel, blues, jazz and country sound around the world. Ray won every major award from the Georgia State Hall of Fame to the Hollywood Walk of Fame - from the Kennedy Honors to a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Ray’s music will be celebrated with an all-star cast of award winning performers, including 10-time Grammy-winning vocal sensation, Take 6; Emmy Award winner Clint Holmes; DownBeat Vocalist of the Year Nnenna Freelon; Grammy Award and Stellar Gospel Award winner Kirk Whalum; and Miami's own Shelly Berg, pianist and Dean of the UM Frost School of Music, along with his Concert Jazz Band and the beloved Miami Mass Choir, directed by Pastor Marc Cooper. Presented in collaboration with the Frost School of Music's Festival Miami, tickets range from $25 to $150.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722 (Tickets)
www.ArshtCenter.org
VOICES OF THE ISLAND: A CARIBBEAN FANTASY
November 7 - 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
305-751-9550
www.MTCMiami.org (Tickets and Information)

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