Home  ·   Miami Events   ·   Miami Art Events   ·   Miami Charity Blog   ·   Miami Events Blog 
SocialMiami.com SocialMiami.com


Arts & Culture
Miami Charity Gala Guide

SocialMiami Guides

Young Professionals
Schools & Universities
Art Galleries
Museums & Art Centers
Spas & Health Clubs
Theatres & Opera
Business Affiliates

Who’s Been Where?
SocialMiami's Faces & Places
See Faces & Places!

Allison Weiss Brady   Aaron Glickman

Allison Weiss Brady   Allison Weiss Brady

Allison Weiss Brady   Amy Rosenberg

Allison Weiss Brady   Anthony Japour

Allison Weiss Brady   Brett Graff

Allison Weiss Brady   Elysze Held

Allison Weiss Brady   Manny Hernandez

Allison Weiss Brady   Sarah Arison

Calendar Upcoming Events Events of the Week Art Events Videos
Art About Town

MCCJ Film Series: "Parallel Lives"
Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m.

Join MCCJ for the screening of Parallel Lives, a documentary that details the lives of community historians Dr. Arva Moore Parks and Dr. Dorothy Jenkins-Fields. Both women grew up in South Florida in two very different ways but eventually found their professional and personal connection here in Miami and built a life-long friendship. After the screening, Drs. Jenkins-Fields and Parks will discuss the film and their experiences in Miami. Following the discussion, you will have time to explore the RACE exhibition at the Museum. Tickets are $6.

Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue, 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

PAMM Benefactor Dinner

PAMM Benefactor members were invited to an exclusive dinner with artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, whose exhibition, Imagined Landscapes, is currently on view at the museum. Edouard Duval-Carrié and Verde Executive Chef Nicolay Adinaguev collaborated to create a menu and wine pairings inspired by the artist’s work and global perspective. The Verde dining room and terrace was transformed into a world sprung from the artist’s imagination.

Pictured: Darlene & Jorge Perez
View Photo Gallery
PAMM Benefactor Dinner

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
Up Close & Personal - Nicole Henry
Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Up Close & Personal - Nicole Henry is a Salon Concert presented by the Venetian Arts Society (VAS) featuring an intimate performance by the 2013 Soul Train Award Winner for Best Traditional Jazz Performance. The evening hosted at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale will also celebrate a new evening gown collection by Marcello Vittoria Maison du Couture. Concert tickets are $45 general admission and $60 for a VIP package that includes the concert and reception with Nicole Henry and Ms. Henry's Master Class the next day. VIP tickets are $30 for MOA and VAS members.

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
Horvitz Auditorium
1 East Las Olas Boulevard. Fort Lauderdale

Gravity and Grace at Bass Museum

The Bass Museum of Art hosted an opening reception and Conversation with El Anatsui, known as the Global Master of Transforming Trash into Art. The Nigerian artist's work, Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, will be on view at the Bass Museum through August 10 before it continues its national tour across the U.S. Gravity and Grace highlights Anatsui’s most recent work and features twelve monumental metal wall and floor sculptures that are widely considered to represent the apex of his career.

Pictured: Ludlow Bailey and Michael Tilson Thomas
View Photo Gallery
Gravity and Grace at Bass Museum

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
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
2014 Scholarship Competition
Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students entering grades 1 – 12 can participate in the 2014 Scholarship Competition for the AutoNation Academy of Art + Design’s Creative Summer Art Academy at NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale. Pre-registration is required, and registration forms are available online. Check-in for the competition begins at 9:15 a.m., and students will be divided into age groups: Grades 1 – 4, 5 – 8 and 9 – 12. After meeting with Academy staff and instructors, students will have three hours to create one observational still-life drawing to be considered for a scholarship with all supplies provided. The Museum’s Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater will evaluate the students' work, and students will be notified within three weeks with both merit and need-based scholarship results. Inquire about requirements for need-based program. During the competition, parents and caregivers are invited to enjoy complimentary Museum admission and coffee in the Museum Café. NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is located across the street from the Academy.

Academy Studios
4 West Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
954-262-0239 (information)
www.MOAFL.org/Academy (registration)
Sounds of the Times: New Work
Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Experience cutting-edge contemporary art at this exciting and multifaceted evening of new artistic creations, Sounds of the Times: New Work. The program will feature the world premiere of Cynthia Lee Wong’s Carnival Fever, a work for orchestra, performed by the New World Symphony and conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas; the world premiere of a video installation by Adam Larsen and MTT created for and presented with a performance of Lukas Foss’s Phorion; the world premiere of Two Solitudes, Sean Friar’s trio for flute, viola and harp; the world premiere of a micro-play by Joe Tracz, performed with music by John Cage; the world premiere of an expanded version of Re:**** Sitruuna ja meduusa, an installation artwork by audio artist James Andean and visual artist Merja Nieminen; new and recent poetry by Joshua Mehigan, presented in collaboration with O, Miami. Tickets range from $45 to $90.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
Afternoon of the Phoenix
Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m.

Presented as part of Momentum Dance Company's Miami Dance Festival, Afternoon of the Phoenix features a collage of performances in dance, music and theatre from some of South Florida’s finest performing artists and companies. Enjoy the performances in this North Miami venue that, like the Phoenix, rises from the ashes of the fire that virtually destroyed the facilities. As dancers, musicians, actors and mimes entertain and inspire you with vignettes of their work, refreshments will be provided by some of North Miami’s favorite restaurants. The event is free and open to the public.

Performing Arts Network
13124 West Dixie Hwy
North Miami
Miami Grands
Sunday, April 27 at 7 p.m.

Ten world-renowned pianists, including Barry University professors, will take to the stage for Miami Grands, a 10-grand piano debut performance. The original concert piece is inspired by Miami and features movements that will highlight the city’s diverse landscapes, culture and people. The large-scale event, presented by the Miami Piano Circle and Barry University, features renowned composer Michael Torke, who has been commissioned by the Walt Disney Co., the New York Philharmonic, PBS and the International Olympic Committee. Pianists will perform selections arranged for a 10-piano ‘orchestra,’ which include movements such as The Everglades, South Beach, Star Island, Mojitos & Stilettos, and Coconut Grove, among others. Georgi Danchev will conduct pianists Mia Vassilev, Kristin Camacho, Dionisio Camacho, Jamila Tekalli, Stepan Rudenko, Alan Ngim, Daniel Manoiu, Asiya Korepanova as well as Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition winning duo Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia. Tickets are $100 for reserved Grand Seating in the first five rows of the auditorium and a pre-performance VIP reception with composer and conductor. $20 Preferred Seating tickes include an opening reception and general admission seating. This event is sponsored by Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, Miami Piano Circle, Piano Music Center, Miami-Dade County, Miami Shores Community Alliance and Bank of America.

Barry University
Shepard and Ruth K. Broad Center for the Performing Arts
11300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
305-899-3178 (information)
Ghost The Musical
April 29 - May 11

Ghost The Musical delivers a visual experience unlike anything you've seen before. Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie in a brand-new Broadway musical that takes you on a thrilling adventure to the afterlife. See inanimate objects take on a life of their own, a person walk through a solid door right before your eyes and other special effects that will astonish! Ghost follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. Performances are Tues - Fri at 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. on Weds, May 7. Tickets range from $34.50 to $74.50 with Club Level seats at $114.50. Ghost The Musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and is adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin. Age Recommendation: 12 years and up. Mild violence, mature themes and dialogue.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
The Way of the Rain Paintings by Sibylle Redford
On View May 1 - 23

YoungArts' exhibition of The Way of the Rain Paintings by Sibylle Redford includes water colors, 14 foot silks, and videos, created in collaboration between the artists and the rain, as an expression of concern for the well-being of our earth. The exhibition is open for viewing daily from noon to 4 p.m. through May 23.

YoungArts Campus
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, 1st and 2nd floors, Miami
305-377-1140, Ext. 1803
Membership@YoungArts.org (RSVP)
Thursday, May 1 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. The Lowe combines its monthly LoweDown and Membership Appreciation Evening. Don’t miss a guided tour of the Lowe Art Museum's Native American gallery and enjoy Mariachi Rhythms. Mingle with a diverse crowd of Lowe members, arts patrons, young professionals and UM faculty, staff and students. Enjoy light fare plus healthy treats from Cabot Cheese, wine by Rex Goliath, coffee by Nestlé, with cocktails generously provided by Bacardi. Lowe Museum admission is free for Lowe Art Museum members and $10 for non-members. Parking available at Pavia Garage.

Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book
Friday - Sunday, May 2 - 4

From the imagination of Tony Award winner, Mary Zimmerman, this dazzling new adaptation of a timeless favorite, Walk Disney's The Jungle Book, is sure to enchant audiences of all ages. Presented by Miami Children's Theater, the jungle springs to life in a music-filled spectacle that chronicles young Mowgli's adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Featuring the movie's best-loved songs and original Indian-inspired music and dance, this spellbinding world premiere is the theatrical event of the season! Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3. Tickets for the Pinecrest Gardens performances are $10.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
305-274-3595 (tickets)
MCB School Ensemble Benefit
Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3 at 7:30 p.m.

MCB School – the official school of Miami City Ballet – will host special benefit performances by the recently formed MCB School Ensemble, a new 30-member performing troupe comprised of tomorrow’s stars of ballet. MCB School Ensemble Benefit will feature The Ensemble along with 20 additional dancers performing George Balanchine’s ethereal Serenade, Marius Petipa’s beloved Sleeping Beauty, Act III, and two new ballets by former stars of Miami City Ballet – The Sunshine State by Gerard Ebitz, and Luna Del Mar by Maribel Modrono. All general admission and VIP tickets include a Post-Performance Lobby Reception featuring complimentary wine and dessert bar. VIP ticketholders also receive reserved seating and a Pre-Show Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m. with School Director Darleen Callaghan and two dancers from the Ensemble. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit MCB School Ensemble. Tickets are $50 general admission, $15 for students, and $100 for VIP admission. Tickets are available online or by calling the box office.

Miami City Ballet Studios
Ophelia and Juan Js. Roca Center /
Lynn & Louis Wolfson, II Theatre
2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach
305-929-7010 (Box Office)
Friday, May 2 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Enjoy Beats After Sunset, the art and music happy hour the first Friday of every month at Bass Museum of Art. Beats by DJ Ben C. Take advantage of the evening to view the Museum's current exhibitions, including Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui | Vanitas:Fashion and Art | TC: Temporary Contemporary | Egyptian Gallery, and enjoy complimentary specialty cocktails by Iceland Reyka Vodka for guests 21 and over. Basspass and Museum members are free; non-members are $10.

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

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

Home Promote Events Advertising About Us Contact Us Media Kit