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RHYTHM FOUNDATION MEMBERS' SEASON LAUNCH PARTY
Thursday September 18 at 6 p.m.

The Rhythm Foundation will launch another season of music with its Members' Season Launch Party, held in conjunction with the new Brazilian tropicalia-inspired exhibition at PAMM. Enjoy music, light bites, cocktails, an amazing silent auction and an introduction to the Rhythm Foundation's 2014-2015 season. This is exclusively for members so call to become a member or renew your membership today!

Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-672-5202
www.RhythmFoundation.com
OPENING RECEPTION FOR PAUL KAGAN - THE ART OF LOVE
Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy iconic photographs of celebrated photographer Paul Kagan at the Opening Reception for "The Art of Love". Kagan, who chronicled the era of San Francisco's Beat/Hippie Counterculture, will highlight the fall season at World Erotic Art Museum, at the opening of this three month-long exhibition.

World Erotic Art Museum
1205 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-532-9336 (Information)
www.WEAM.con
Site Specific Performance Series

15TH ANNUAL HISPANIC ART EXPRESSIONS EXHIBITION
Friday, September 19, from 6 to 9 p.m.

See the work of more than 20 Hispanic artists who will be in attendance at the Opening Reception for the 15th Annual Hispanic Art Expressions Exhibit. Hosted by Miami-Dade County Commission Chair Rebeca Sosa and the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, the opening will kick off Miami-Dade County's annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Browse the exhibition during the VIP reception beginning at 6 p.m., and stay for the 7:30 performance of the musical group Problem Kids. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through November 7, and the works will be available for purchase.

History Miami
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-375-5098 (Natalie Milian)
SPECIAL TALK - ADNAN MORSHED: IMPOSSIBLE HEIGHTS
Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m.

Hear renowned architectural historial Adnan Morshed at a Special Talk - Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder. Morshed will examine how airplanes and the glorification of height in the 1920s and '30s led to a new aesthetic among designers and architects. The Wolfsonian-FIU lecture event is free and open to the public.

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-531-1001
www.Wolfsonian.org

SOCIAL Manny: Episode 155

This week’s SOCIAL Manny features Bonnie Clearwater and Jim Clearwater, Nina Surel, Khotan Fernandez, Kathryn Mikesell, Candela Ferro, Marissa Ciorciari, Sandy Mejia, Jessica Anderson, Travis Smith, Kalyn and Rico James, Francesca Cruz, Ed Arenas, Dr. Jeffrey Kamlet, Brooke Frenkel and Eugen Frenkel, Norm Wedderburn, Gabrielle Anwar, Shareef Malnik, Lee Brian Schrager, Robert Hill, Gabriella Wimmer, Malinka Max, Addie Flynn, Dana Rhodan, Valeria Simon, Kristin Ducote, Stephanie Gold, Cece Feinberg, Teresa Gibb, Michelle Rubell, Enrique and Luz Elena Davila, Veronica Lopez Lopez, Constantin Gorges, Natalia Davila, Luzelena Davila Palanda, Roberto Berrocal, Eglise Gutierrez, Martin Nusspaumer, Marina Radiushina, Kristin Podack, Nestor Rodriguez, Carlene Sawyer, Jose Diaz, Megan Riley, Silvia Cubina, Belkys Nerey, artist Carlos Betancourt, Susana Aragon, Javier Diaz, Margarita Wells, Caroline Lamarre, Evelyn Torres, Leslie Bowe, Ernesto Mata, Justo J. Sanchez, Julia Bianchi and Bunny Bastian.

Pictured: Marissa Ciorciari and Sandy Mejia at Miami Light and Texture exhibit hosted by Kathryn Mikesell and Your Fountainhead in Wynwood
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SOCIAL Manny: Episode 155

ART | HISTORY MURAL PROJECT
Saturday, September 20 at 2 and 4 p.m.

Eight renowned street and mural artists will take over the iconic Miami Marine Stadium to create large-scale, site-specific murals and installations. Tour the abandoned stadium and see the new artwork as it is being created, as well as a special photographic print of pieces created as part of the ART | History Mural Project – an innovative fundraising effort that is enlisting contemporary artists from around the world to help bring Miami Marine Stadium back to life. Hosted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which named Miami Marine Stadium a National Treasure, the event's participating artists include Crash, Tristan Eaton, Ron English, Reinier Gamboa, Logan Hicks, The London Police, Jose Mertz, and Johnny Robles. Award-winning photojournalist Martha Cooper will join the artists as they transform the stadium, and renowned videographer Tom Akerman will shoot a short film about the project. Limited tickets are available for $40 for the 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. tours.

Miami Marine Stadium
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami
www.ArtIntervention.eventbrite.com
FREE ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS CONCERT
Saturday, September 20 at 3 p.m.

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center will host the premier touring band for the United States Army, the Army Jazz Ambassadors. The band will present a diverse program of big band swing, Latin music, contemporary jazz, popular tunes, standards, Dixieland, and patriotic selections. The concert is free, but tickets are required with a limit of four tickets per person. All audience members, including small children, must have a ticket. A pre-show cookout hosted by Cub Scout Pack 357 will happen on the theater Plaza beginning at 1 p.m.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300 Box Office
SMDCAC.org (tickets)
MOTHERS AND SONS
September 20 - October 19

2014 Best Play Tony-nominee, Mother and Sons, by the 4-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, is funny and powerful. The play portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Values clash as they struggle to reconcile their vastly different worlds. This is a timely and provocative new work that explores our evolving understanding of family in today's world. Performances at GableStage are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. No performances on September 25 and October 3, but added performances on September 24 and October 1. Tickets range from $42.50 to $55, and student tickets are available on Thursday and Sunday evenings.

GableStage
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
305-445-1119
www.GableStage.org
SITE SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE SERIES
Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m.

The Miami Design District will resume its Site Specific Performance Series for the 2014-2015 edition. The interactive evening will feature 20-minute performances at three specific sites in the Design District. The evening will begin with Rebel Yell, at 8 p.m., a performance piece that is as much a comment on the construction of performance art as it is a shout against the deplorable treatment of migrant workers constructing Qatar’s World Cup stadium. Created by Paul Tei, Jessica Farr, Steph Taylor, Carey Hart and Elayne Bryan, and directed by Paul Tei, Mad Cat Theatre Company. At 8:30, Peter and the Starcatcher, presented in partnership with UM Department of Theatre Arts, will be at The Garden Building. Winner of five Tony Awards, Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative play with music based on the best-selling novel by Miami native Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. In this high-flying adventure, twelve actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters – plus most of the scenery and furniture – in an exhilarating journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? And at 9 p.m. The Garden Building's Rooftop is the site for SpeakFridays. Creator Robert Lee's (pictured) SpeakFridays, an underground gem in the heart of the Bird Road Art District, offers freedom, creativity, love, inclusion and expression. It's a place where artists and lovers of art congregate to inspire and be inspired, to share ideas and opinions, to commune. Enjoy dinner or drinks in the Miami Design District before or after Site Specific Performance Series!

The Moore Bldg., 191 N.E. 40th Street at 8 p.m.
The Garden Building, 175 N.E. 40th St. at 8:30 p.m.
The Garden Building at 9 p.m.
Rooftop Garden in The Garden Building at 9:30 p.m.
SIUDY BETWEEN WORLDS ENTRE MUNDOS
Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21

Siudy Between Worlds Entre Mundos, a first-of-its-kind Flamenco fantasia created by Latin Grammy-nominee Pablo Croce and the internationally celebrated Siudy, will explore a new form of story-telling that incorporates the raw emotive power of Flamenco dancing with pulse-pounding, cross cultural dance and percussion. The new 2014 edition of Between Worlds comes to the Arsht Center with renovated lighting design and special guest artist Antonio Canales! Between Worlds bursts through artistic and cultural boundaries as 22 performers from around the globe drum and dance in a kinetic and provocative blend of Flamenco, urban dance and percussion to create a multi-sensory theatrical experience. The performance features George Akram (“Bernardo” in West Side Story on Broadway) and Flamenco guitarist Jose Luis Rodriguez. Between Worlds fuses the flair of Flamenco with the vigor of Riverdance and the heart-pounding rhythms of Stomp, making this powerful performance an exciting experience for all ages. Performances are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $135.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722 Box Office
www.ArshtCenter.org
PTA DAY
Sunday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In honor of PTA Day, Miami Children's Museum will help give back to your school's PTA with a donation of $20 with the purchase of a Family Membership. This offer is valid all day on September 21! For questions or to purchase a membership, go online or call Sara Libbin.

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
305-373-5437, Ext. 140 (Sara Libbin)
http://MiamiChildrensMuseum.org/SchoolMembership.html
UP AND OVERTOWN KICK-OFF
Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m.

Miami Contemporary Dance Company, in partnership with the Historic Lyric Theater and the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, will host an Open House. Enjoy observing a dance class where MCDC dancers will teach children ages 8-18 steps from one of the company's repertory pieces. Then watch as MCDC dancers take the stage to demonstrate work from an upcoming performance. The event concludes with a Q&A session and a reception in the lobby of the Lyric.

Lyric Theater
819 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Downtown Miami
305-896-1396
http://www.MiamiContemporaryDance.net
PREVIEW SCREENING OF "MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA"
Tuesday, September 23 at 6 p.m.

Makers: Women Who Make America is a new groundbreaking series that spotlights women in business, comedy, politics, space and war. Join WPBT for an exclusive screening event as it honors local Women Who Make a Difference in South Florida: Chef Michelle Bernstein, Margaret Callihan, Mayda Cisneros, Helen Aguirre Ferre, Fanny Hanono, Susan B. Hantman, Stella Holmes, Phillis Oeters, Roberta Ruggiero, Laurie Silvers, Young Song and Jennifer Valoppi. Listen to inspiring stories of their struggles and triumphs. Reception will begin at 6 p.m., and the screening at 7 on the Ship's Deck in the Grand Ballroom. The event is complimentary, but reservations are a must! Valet parking available for a cost of $5.

Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
4 Grove Isle Drive, Coconut Grove
305-424-4013
Cammy_Richards@WPBT.org (RSVP - required)
4TH ANNUAL TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL
Tuesday - Thursday, September 23 - 25

The 4th Annual Turkish Film Festival will return to Miami for 3 days of free screenings of four Turkish films that represent the best Turkish Cinema has to offer. This year's films include: On Tuesday, Only You, directed by Hakan Yonat, the love story of Hazal, a visually disabled young woman and Ali, a former boxer. On Wednesday, a pair films - Oh Brother, directed by Kemal Uzun, a hilarious comedy adventure about three friends attempting to turn their lives around only to find themselves in a whole heap of trouble; and Love Me, co-directed by Marina Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadie Er, an idiosyncratic comedy-drama sprinkled with hilarious notes of cultural clashes and endearing displays of kindness. And on Thursday, the festival will close with My World, directed by Ugur Yucel, an inspirational drama about a devoted teacher who helps a deaf and blind girl to live with her disabilities. Aside from remarkable films, the Festival will welcome a number of film celebrities and Turkish officials.

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
http://TurkishFilmFestivals-USA.com (Information)

The deadline for submitting event information for Events of the Week is 5 p.m. Friday.



 
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