The Sphinx Virtuosi, together with the Catalyst Quartet, is a chamber orchestra dedicated to the diversity in the performing arts, programming well-known repertoire together with works by African-American and Latino composers. This year’s program offers a collection of works written by women composers along with those inspired by great women. Experience this year’s annual performance by the New World Symphony. Please note this performance does not include the NWS Fellows.
New World Center 500 17th Street, Miami Beach 305-673-3330 www.NWS.edu
NWSA STUDENT ARTWORK SALE
Thursday, October 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Here's a one-night opportunity to meet some very talented young artists and to purchase original artwork from visual arts high school and college students at New World School of the Arts. Admission is free for the reception and sale.
New World Gallery 25 N.E. 2nd Street, Downtown Miami 305-237-3620 http;//NWSA.MDC.edu
THE LOWE AFTER HOURS & CLOSING OF GLEXIS NOVOA: EMPTINESS
Thursday, October 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Witness the painting over of Glexis Novoa's breathtaking exhibition, "Emptiness" at the closing "effacement" ceremony at the Lowe Art Museum. Immediately following from 7 to 9 p.m. be part of WeAreMiamians, an Instagram project that captures and shares the stories of the individuals within our city who represent the vibrant culture and history of Miami. Participate through September 30th by capturing your WeAreMiamians story in a pic or video, upload to Instagram and share the story within the caption of your post. Tag @WeAreMiamians on your post to enter and win. Entries will be showcased at The Lowe After Hours, and posts with the highest engagements (likes + comments) will win $1,500 for first, $750 for second and $250 for third places. Open to the public. Parking available at Pavia Garage. Admssion is free for Lowe members and $10 for non-members.
Lowe Art Museum at UM 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables 305-284-5422
CUMBIA ALL STARS
Friday, October 2 at 8 p.m.
MDC Live Arts will celebrate its 25th year anniversary with a stellar line-up of performances that includes concerts from Peru, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, dance from Argentina and NYC, theater from Chile; spoken word from Miami's own backyard and a performance art installation of global significance. Kicking off the season MDC Live Arts and Koubek Center will present Little Havana Social Club: Cumbia All Stars from Peru! They will resurrect the sound they made famous in the 1960s - playing the classics of their heyday as well as stylistically faithful new compositions on their U.S. debut tour. Tickets are $10; children 12 and under are free; rain or shine!
Koubek Center 2705 S.W. 3rd Street, Miami 305-434-7091 www.MDCLiveArts.org/Shows/Cumbia-All-Stars.html
October 3 - November 1
New York. Today. Four friends get together for cocktails and dinner at the apartment of a successful corporate lawyer who has turned his back on the Muslim faith of his parents. Relationships and beliefs about race and identity are questioned—as the dinner party explodes into professional and personal betrayals. A Muslim-American attorney in NYC struggles to definie his identity. One of the most explosie and controversial pays in the last decade! Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar opens at GableStage with performances through Novembrr 1. Runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m.
GableStage (Eastern section of the Biltmore Hotel) 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables 305-445-1119 (Box Office) www.GableStage.org
CONVERSATION WITH ANTONY PENROSE
Saturday, October 3 at 5 p.m.
As part of the opening of the exhibition The Indestructible Lee Miller, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present a lecture by Antony Penrose, the son of artists Lee Miller and Roland Penrose and the Director of the Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection. Antony Penrose has dedicated a large portion of his life to research into the lives of his parents and personally knew many of the artists in their circle, including Pablo Picasso. His talk will provide unique personal insight into the remarkable life of one of the 20th century’s most influential and trailblazing photographers. Admission is free for museum members, NSU students, faculty and staff and $15 for all others, and includes admission to the exhibition’s opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through February 14, 2016.
NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 954-525-5500 (Tickets & Information) NSUArtMuseum.org
CONCERTS FOR KIDS: ADVENTURES WITH THE ORCHESTRA
Sunday, October 4 at 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Introduce the young explorers in your life to a symphonic adventure they’ll never forget. Favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Sleeping Beauty and Captain Jack Sparrow come to life through the exciting music that made them famous. Delve into sun-dappled waters and soar along the Bohemian countryside before dancing to iconic big band jazz and Bernstein’s live-wire mambo! This musical journey, under the direction of NWS alumnus and Music Director of the Santa Cruz Symphony, Daniel Stewart, is one for the ages! Arrive early for the Instrument Petting Zoo, where children can meet the Fellows and play the instruments. Tickets are $15.
New World Center 500 17th Street, Miami Beach 305-673-3331 222.NWS.edu
CZECH IT OUT
Sunday, October 4 at 6 p.m.
South Beach Chamber Ensemble will present two evenings featuring compositions by Bedrich Smetana and Antonín Dvorák. The group is comprised of Tony Seepersad, violin; Zachary Piper, violin; Gregory Falkenstein, viola; and Michael Andrews, cello. Tickets are $25 fo adults, $15 for studnts and seniors, and $5 for children under 5..
Miami Beach Botanical Garden (October 4 at 5 p.m.) 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach Coral Gables Museum (Octover 9 at 8 p.m.) 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables 305-673-2183 ((Tickets) www.SoBeChamberEnsemble.org
GRAND SEASON OPENING
Sunday, October 4 at 6 p.m.
The Miami Symphony Orchestra will open its 2015/2016 season, celebrating 10 years of leadership under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Eduardo Marturet. The program features a new composition by MISO Composer-in-Residence and Principal Timpanist, Tulio Cremisini; Shubert's "Unfinished" Symphony in B minor; and Brahms' dramatic Fourth
Symphony. Tickets start at just $44.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Knight Concert Hall 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami 305-275-5666 (Tickets) www.TheMISO.org
UNSCRIPTED - EVERY PUBLIC HAS A FORM
Sunday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Unscripted - Every Public Has a Form, hosted by Bal Harbour Village, will welcome Maria Del Carmen Carrion, Ecuadorian curator and art critic, and artist Paul Ramirez-Jonas for this edition of Art Chat. Carrion co-founded Constructo /, an international collective platform devoted to research and debate of art and visual culture. Ramirez-Jonas' Key to the City project bestowed keys to the city to everyday citizens that unlocked more than 20 sites across the city. Unscripted is an ongoing Bal Harbour Creative Project that hosts forums and discussions that are free and open to the public.
Seaview Hotel 9099 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour 305-455-5400 Unscripted@BalHarbourFlorida.com (RSVP)
COUNTDOWN TO MIAMI BOOK FAIR - CINDY CRAWFORD
Monday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Become a Friend of Miami Book Fair or a Literati Society member at one of the upcoming author sessions and you'll get that author's book for free! Plus reserved seating at Miami Book Fair's author events in November and all year round! The Countdown to Miami Book Fair continues with Cindy Crawford for a book talk and signing. In Becoming Cindy by Cindy Crawford, the international supermodel chronicles her life and career, sharing stories and lessons learned, and featuring her most memorable images. Co-presented with Books & Books.