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An Evening with Micky Wolfson

Tuesday, November 24 at 7 p.m.

MDC Wolfson Campus Art & Philosophy Department and MDC's Museum Studies Program will present An Evening with Micky Wolfson, as part of its Focus on Humanities Lectures Series. Mitchell "Micky" Wolfson, Jr., is a preservationist, collector and founder of two museums: The Wolfsonian-FIU and the Wolfsoniana in Genoa, Italy. Micky will be in conversation with Tim Rodgers, The Wolfsonian's new director, formerly of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, Arizona. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30. The talk is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at Building 7 (parking garage) at 500 N.E. Second Avenue.

The Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami



Through Sunday, December 20

Constellations by Nick Payne is a spellbinding, romantic journey that begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. What happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know, raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny. Performances at GableStage are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 28. Tickets range from $45 to $60.

GableStage at The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables


Constellations at GableStage

Constellations at GableStage
Prize winning married theatre actors - much like Lunt and Fontaine - have a spectacular time on the stage together, especially when the audience knows in advance that the twosome are a couple in real life. So, if you know before the play begins that prize-winning thespians Katherine Amadeo and Antonio Amadeo, appearing in the GableStage production of the British play Constellations, have been married for 12 years, it is difficult not to realize the chemistry that they illuminate on stage is real.

That is a truism especially when a play has its characters in multiple possibilities of a relationship. The actors who can make these encounters seem real speak volumes for the talent of these two individuals, whether a couple in real life or not. The Amadeos deliver in both scenarios in this production and emerge as a multi-talented duo – exceptional as individuals and a WOW together in this two character play.

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A Broadway Thanksgiving

Friday & Saturday, November 27 & 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

YoungArts will serve up the antidote to your traditional Thanksgiving with a cornucopia of Broadway favorites in the intimate Ted’s performance space. Make room for a themed three-course feast that will put grandma’s yams to shame. This contemporary take on the traditional dinner and a show format offers a three-course prix fixe dinner ($95 p/p) by Starr Catering Group, or à la carte dining added on to the $35 general admission. Doors open at 7 and the show begins at 8:30 p.m.

Teds at National YoungArts Foundation Campus
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami


MTC Sandbox Series: Genus Genet

Friday & Saturday, November 27 & 28 at 8 p.m.

Genus Genet, by Danilo de la Torre and David Rohn - Homo Sapiens Collab, will explore the fascinating life of playwright and cineaste Jean Genet through the lens of his own rebellious genius. The artist’s turbulent life – from orphanages, to the French Foreign Legion, to prison and prostitution - is portrayed via gripping multi-media vignettes that mirror the anti-establishment icon's vivid and visceral imagery. Genus Genet is part of the 2015-16 SandBox Series at the Miami Theater Center, which offers talented theater artists the opportunity to create, rehearse, and perform a new work. Tickets are $25.

Miami Theater Center - Sandbox
9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores


Save the Date MCB Nutcracker Magic

Two Weekends and a Day

Through December 13

Penned by local playwright Susan Westfall, Two Weekends and a Day is set on one couple's beachside porch and another couple's country deck, over the course of two weekends and a day. This sexy and bittersweet play follows the friendship of four adults who, in the words of Jimmy Buffett, are growing older - and finally growing up through the most devastating moments in their lives - after mid-life crisis. Performances are Fridays at 8:30; Saturdays at 3:30 and 8:30; and Sundays at 1 and 5:30. Tickets are $26 in advance and $31 at the door. Appropriate for ages 17 and up.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay


Café Quijano

Saturday, November 28 at 8 p.m.

Café Quijano was formed by Manuel, Oscar and Raul Quijano, three brothers from the city of León in northwest Spain. The Quijano tours have broken records in Spain, selling more than one million tickets. They have been awarded countless Latin Music industry awards, and in 2011 were the first Spanish group ever to be nominated for a Grammy. Among their extensive soundtrack work, they were featured in Disney's Lilo & Stitch. Their list of collaborators includes international stars like Celine Dion, Armando Manzanero and Joaquin Sabina. With their beautiful exploration of the sultry Latin rhythms, the brothers retain the romance and bolero roots, infused with Cuban son and the classic influences of Spain and Mexico. Their boleros are fresh and elegant and certain to win over new fans on this first visit to Miami. Presented by Rhythm Foundation, tickets are $20, $40 and $50.

Olympia Theater
174 Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


1920s Themed Art Benefit

Monday, November 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.

More than 20 original works by popular Russian-Peruvian artist Lisa Diakova will be on view at a special art event to benefit the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club and its programming to help underprivileged youth. The pop surrealist, whose work is in private collections around the world, is best known for her delicate portraits of stylized characters that tug at the mind and spirit. The exhibition will include paintings, drawings and dolls by Diakova, along works from other artists. Enjoy a jazz/blues performance by Haitian vocalist Wendy Tercier, accompanied by Novell Allen, along with The French Horn Collective, an energetic and progressive band, led by Vincent Raffard, that performs a variety of gypsy jazz, swing and modern French music. An open bar with cocktail menu will be sponsored by Bombay Sapphire. 1920's attire is encouraged, and a prize will be awarded for best costume! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. You must be 21 to attend.

Studio 6
46 N.W. 36th Street, Miami