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Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference
Through Thursday, April 17

Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Dance Program and MDC Jubilation Dance Ensemble will present Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference, a scholarly dance conference that explores the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourages community growth and development, and enhances the academic environment. Included are a host of master dance classes, lecture/demonstrations and performances. Guest artists include Michael Ferrol, Yanui, Pioneer Winter, Constance McIntyre, Elaine Wright, Hanan, Teo Castellano and many others. Participants will experience dance technique classes in Ballet, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Hip-­Hop, Afro-­Haitian, Liturgical Dance, Contemporary Modern Dance, Somatic body work, Choreography/Dance Composition and panel discussions. The conference is open to the entire community. The cost of the conference is $20 for 3 days of dance and includes one ticket to the evening A.I.R. Dance concert. Call or email for class and performance schedules.

Miami Dade College Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104th Street, Miami
305-237-­2426 (Michelle Grant-­Murray)
The Mikado
Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

The Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Opera/Musical Theatre Ensemble will present the comedic opera, The Mikado. With music by W. S. Gilbert and libretto by Sir Arthur Sullivan, The Mikado is set in the Japanese town of Titipu, where the cheap tailor Ko-Ko, since being appointed Lord High Executioner, hasn’t executed anyone or anything. His ward, Yum-Yum, has fallen in love with a traveling musician, Nanki-Poo, who is actually the Mikado’s (Emperor’s) son, and has escaped in order to avoid having to marry Katisha, the Mikado’s daughter-in-law elect. The Mikado, however, soon takes notice of the lack of executions in Titipu and decrees that if no executions take place within the time of one month, the city will be reduced to the status of a village. But not all goes as planned as further complications arise in this witty satire on politics and human relationships. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $5 for MDC faculty and students (with ID).

MDC Wolfson Campus Auditorium
Building 1/Room 1261, 300 N.E. Second Avenue
Downtown Miami
305-237-3201 or 305-237-7424 (Tickets)
Site Specific Performance Series

Opening Night Reception for "Trompe le Monde"
April 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Markowicz Fine Art will debut a new exhibit Trompe le Monde with an opening cocktail reception,catering by BAROK Miami. The exhibit showcases the unique and divergent styles of Olivier Haligon and Steven Gagnon and celebrates their French heritage. Trompe le Monde contrasts the simplicity and purity of the abstract in Haligon’s objects with the content-driven complexity of Gagnon’s multi-media works. Gagnon is a Miami Beach-based artist whose paintings, sculptures and car video installations have brought him international acclaim. His art provides incisive social commentary on pop American culture with many of his pieces juxtaposing familiar symbolism and imagery with sometimes contradictory concepts. Haligon comes from five generations of master craftsmen. His great grandfather helped to create the Statue of Liberty and it is his precise work as an artisan for which he has been known in the Art World. With a Masters Degree in Engineering and Mathematics, Haligon has worked with many renowned artists: Miró, Dubuffet, Rodin and Botero, advising them on the technical aspects of their creations. View the work and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. The exhibition will be on view through April 30.

Markowicz Fine Art
114 N.E. 40th Street, Miami
786-362-5546 (Information and RSVP)
OPENING RECEPTION FOR Wangechi Mutu and Virginia Overton
Thursday, April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), will present the work of Virginia Overton in Flat Rock, a major new large-scale and site-responsive exhibition. Marking the artist’s first solo exhibition at an American museum, Flat Rock features both works from the artist’s studio and commissioned sculpture compiled with objects sourced in the area around the exhibition site to reframe the relationship between work and environment. The Overton exhibition is being shown at MOCA concurrently with Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. MOCA members free; non-members $10. Both exhibits will be on view through July 16.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami

Easter Sunday Brunch Guide

Easter's here! Celebrate the holiday by enjoying a delicious brunch with your family at one of these fantastic establishments included in our Easter Sunday Brunch Guide.

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Amernet String Quartet
Thursday, April 17 at 7:30pm

FIU's Ensemble-in-Residence, the Amernet String Quartet, will present an evening program including Haydn's Quartet in D-Major, op. 76.5, Shostakovich's Quartet #8 in C-minor, op, 110, and the Miami premier of Matthew Fuerst's Quartet #2. Lauded for their intelligence and immensely satisfying playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today's exceptional string quartets. Attend a pre-concert celebration from 6 p.m. Complimentary drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.

College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Friday, April 18 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The latest edition of Big Night in Little Haiti will present a night of rara and roots to celebrate a good Friday at Big Night presented by the Rhythm Foundation. Rara Kuyu and Universal Soul Love have created an massive production of music and dance. Born in Port-au-Prince, Kuyu is a gifted painter, muralist and musician. If you've been to Tap Tap, you've seen his beautiful murals. The 15-piece band, featuring performance and dancers, is anchored by a commitment to Haitian percussion and musical exploration. The hands-on art activities for kids are sponsored by Positive Impact Foundation / Kose Famn and Bass Museum of Art. In the gallery, a Jude Papaloko Thegenus exhibition features the multi-talented artist's work. Big Night in Little Haiti takes place every 3rd Friday, free, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.

Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 N.E. 59th Terrace, Miami

Foodie Find: Cebiche at La Mar

Just beside the glistening waters of Biscayne Bay, La Mar by Gastón Acurio has opened in the Mandarin Oriental and is serving seafood, Peruvian style. Outside on the patio, the water and Miami skyline combine to offer a dramatic backdrop while inside, rich woods, fishnets with dangling crystals and a bar covered in aqua create a setting suitable for an enclave this luxurious.

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Foodie Find: Cebiche at La Mar

My Heart Is An Idiot: FOUND Magazine’s Live Tour
Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

Road warrior Davy Rothbart is hurtling your way on Found Magazine’s 2014 Live Tour! For a decade, the Found team has collected and published anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life — love letters, birthday cards, to-do lists, poetry on napkins, anything goes! Heartwarming, hilarious and outrageous submissions pour in each month from readers around the world. Now Davy is back in Florida at the Miami Theater Center for his first live show in Miami since 2004. Rothart is the creator and editor of the magazine. He writes regularly for GQ and Grantland; his work has been featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times; he's twice been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Tickets are $10.

Miami Theater Center
9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
Shen Yun
Friday - Sunday, April 18 - 20

Shen Yun, appearing at the Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House, has travelled the world reviving the essence of ancient Chinese culture. You will be transported to another world as dozens of high-energy dancers in dazzling costumes, thunderous drums and spectacular backdrops capture the spirit of traditional Chinese culture, recalling the grandeur of a tradition long lost. Dancers, musicians and award-winning vocalists recreate short pieces ranging from ancient Chinese legends to contemporary tales of courage. A one-of-a-kind orchestra, playing all original compositions, blends Eastern and Western music to create an exciting unexpected sound. Performances are Friday and Satuday at 8 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $64 to $204.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Timur and the Dime Museum
Friday & Saturday, April 18 & 19

Miami Light Project will present the Southeastern U.S. premiere of the acclaimed, Los Angeles-based Timur and the Dime Museum. The post-punk glam band Timur and the Dime Museum fuses alternative indie sounds with fierceness and theatricality. Formed in 2010, the band is led by Kazakhstan born opera singer Timur, who the LA Weekly called a "fascinating Kazakh-American hybrid, a flamboyant performer with a beautifully haunting voice and a brilliant architect of tension”. Friday's performance at 8 p.m. will feature Timur and the Dime Museum’s latest program, Collapse, where different stories are refracted through the hauntingly eclectic sound of the band and the post-punk voice of Timur. Saturday's program begins at 7 p.m. and is dubbed the Timur and the Dime Museum Karaoke Spectacular; it will also serve as Miami Light Project’s annual fundraiser. In addition to the concert, tickets will include an after party with food and open bar. As an added bonus, some lucky audience members will be invited to perform select karaoke songs with Timur and the Dime Museum as the backing band! Funds raised for this event will support Miami Light Project artistic programs. Tickets for Friday are $20 and $50 VIP. Tickets for Saturday's Fundraiser & Party are $100 each (includes cocktails, post show food and party). Tickets are available online.

The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 N.W. 26th Street, Wynwood
866-811-4111 or 304-575-4350 for groups
Dranoff 2 Piano Presents Jazz Squared
Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m.

Dranoff 2 Piano will present Jazz Squared featuring Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia, two internationally acclaimed artists performing Jazz-Classic and Classical on two Steinway Grands – that’s Jazz Squared. The program includes music by George Gershwin, Chick Corea and Leonard Bernstein for two pianos. All reserved seats $30; students and children $5, only available by phone and in person at the box office.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300 (Box office)
Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m.

Join the conversation about the evolution of graffiti in Miami - from Miami Marine Stadium to Wynwood - from the streets and into the galleries. The panelists will be Alex Vahan, artist and designer from Cushy Gigs; Luis Berros, Florida resident and graffiti pioneer from FA (Free Agents) crew; and Rosa Lowinger, writer and curator of Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium. The moderator will be Brandon Opalka, Miami-based graffiti artist and curator of Some Like It Hot. Miami Graffiti is free with Museum admission - adults $8, seniors and students $7, children 6 to 12 $5, and HistoryMiami members and children under 6 free.

101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
Opening Reception for Dreaming Havana
Saturday, April 19 at 6 pm

Enrique Flores-Galbis will show his latest series titled Dreaming Havana: The Collision of Memory and Fact at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth. Kicking off with an artist reception, the exhibit will run until May 6. Flores-Galbis is a landscape and portrait painter who left is native Havana in 1961 with Operation Pedro Pan, arriving alone in South Florida at the age of 9. He is also a novelist, and his award-winning book 90 Miles to Havana was based on the events that led to his departure and the life he encountered in the U.S. He went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Parsons School of Design in 1992. He has served on the faculty of the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design and the Morris and Montclair Museums in New Jersey. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Williams McCall Gallery
110 Washington Avenue, #CU-3, Miami Beach
Site-Specific Performance Series
Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Site-Specific brings performance out of the traditional theater and into the neighborhood. Enjoy performances by Miami’s most talented poets, actors, writers, filmmakers and musicians as they turn the Design District into a roving theatrical event with Marie Whitman / Words And Wonders, Miami Theater Center resident artist Octavio Campos with Yevgenia Katz, Oscar Fuentes, and Deborah Magdelena. Click here from the complete Site Specific Program.

Moore Building
191 N.E. 40th Street, 3rd Floor, Design District
Opening of Dade Art Educators Association Exhibit
Sunday, April 20 at 12 p.m.

The Dade Art Educators Association Exhibit will feature a variety of media created by talented artist/teachers. The Dade Art Educators Association (DAEA) is committed to promoting, advocating and enriching the lives of their members through the arts in Miami-Dade County. The organization was established by art educators for art educators to share their talent and knowledge. Free. On view at Alper JCC through June 8.

Alper JCC
Futernick Family Art Gallery
11155 S.W. 112th Avenue, Miami
305-271-9000, Ext. 268 (Information)
Art After Hours - Monika Weiss: Sustenazo (Lament II)
Wednesday, April 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Art After Hours will host the opening reception for Monika Weiss: Sustenazo (Lament II) at The Frost Art Museum at FIU. The video exhibition is one of three videos originally shown as part of an exhibition organized in 2010 at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, in Warsaw, Poland. Weiss directed, recorded, composed and choreographed the performative work that is in part motivated by a specific war crime. Weiss, born in Warsaw and now an internationally celebrated New York-based artist, records and composes sound in her videos from testimonies, including her own piano improvisations. At 6 p.m. Weiss will present a live, 26 minute performance, equal in its duration to her video and sound work exhibited. The evening will include guided tours of the exhibitions, music and light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

The Frost Art Museum at FIU
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami,
Locust Talks
Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

Locust Talks will feature Jenelle Porter, Mannion Family Senior Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. The popular lecture series at Locust Projects hosts visiting directors and curators from innovative institutions across the country and internationally for public lectures at the gallery space followed by individual studio visits with local artists. The program launched in 2013 and will continue through 2015 with major support from the Knight Foundation. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the lecture begins promptly at 7. Free and open to the public.

Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami
Rose and the Rime
Through May 11

Radio Falls, Michigan, has been trapped in perpetual winter for a generation and the constant blizzard surrounding the town means there’s no way in or out. The last moment of heated passion brought the town its only remaining youth: a young girl named Rose. It is up to her to save Radio Falls from the vicious curse of the Rime Witch. But when she succeeds, Radio Falls discovers the witch’s magic coin has two sides. It's the modern version of The House Theatre of Chicago's favorite myth — a reminder that anything powerful enough to fulfill your dreams is powerful enough to destroy them. Performances of Rose and the Rime at the Arsht Center are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. with an additional 3 p.m. performance on Saturday, April 26. Tickets are $45.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Carnival Studio Theater
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Opening Celebration for "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World"
Thursday, April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World with a performance by Akuzuru and a waterfront reception on the terrace with music by DJ Majestic. The exhibition on view at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), explores the diverse cultural history of the Caribbean and its diaspora, highlighting over two centuries of rarely seen works dating from after the Haitian Revolution to the present. It is the culmination of nearly a decade of collaborative research and scholarship organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum and The Studio Museum in Harlem. The Miami presentation, curated for PAMM by guest curator Elvis Fuentes, is a honed reiteration of this critically-acclaimed survey and offers a vital reflection of Miami’s Caribbean community. The exhibition is the centerpiece of a season at PAMM dedicated to Caribbean art, which includes related exhibitions, a two-day symposium, a Caribbean film and video series, major new performances and other related programs and events. Valet and on-site parking are available or take the Metromover to Museum Park station. Performances are free with museum admission - $12 for adults; $8 for seniors, students with ID and youth ages 7 to 18; free for PAMM members, children under 6 and active military with ID. Exhibition on view through August 17.

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Best of the Fest Screening - When Jews Were Funny
Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.

The Miami Jewish Film Festival will present a special Best of the Fest Screening of When Jews Were Funny, hosted by stand-up comedian Daniel Reskin with a live Q&A with director Alan Zweig. Featuring Howie Mandel, Jackie Mason and Marc Maron, this hilarious film surveys the history of Jewish comedy from the early days of the Borsht Belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the entertainment industry, but also the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish. If you missed this hit film at the Festival's sold-out screening in January, now is your chance! Ticket Prices are $13 general audience; $11 for seniors and students; and $9 for Jewish Film Society and O Cinema members.

O Cinema Miami Shores
9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
Impact and Legacy: 50 Years of the Cintas Foundation
Through July 12

The legacy of Oscar B. Cintas has fostered the development of Cuban artists outside of Cuba for the last 50 years, promoting the professional development of these artists and the continuity of Cuban traditions in art. More than 300 fellowships and grants have been awarded to creative writers, architects, composers, visual artists and filmmakers, many of whom have later achieved national and international renown. The roster of Cintas fellows is a testament to the talent and creativity of the Cubans and their direct descendants who have lived outside the island since 1959. Impact and Legacy celebrates 50 years of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, which is composed of works donated by the fellows in appreciation of the fellowship award. The Collection has grown to be one of the largest bodies of Cuban art outside of Cuba and continues to grow each year with each new fellow. Free and open to the public. On view at MDC Museum of Art + Design April 25 - July 12; Wednesdays - Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

MDC Museum of Art + Design
Freedom Tower at MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

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