Art About Town - Events of the Week

Arts & Culture in South Florida

SocialMiami's Art About Town is edited by Onelia Collazo Mendive. Publicized events are selected from SocialMiami's Online Community Events Calendar with first priority given to members. Contact Onelia at for information on submitting your events. Calendar publicity is free.

Annie Baker's 'The Flick'

May 26 - June 12

In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. The Flick is a play by Annie Baker that received the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won the 2013 Obie Award for Playwriting. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $30.

Miami Theater Center
9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
305-755-9550 Jessica Farr


Coffee and Curators: Interactive Tour with curator + Artist

Thursday, May 26 at 3 p.m.

Take an interactive tour with curator and artist with Impermanence & Architecture: Spatial Stories and Revelations in The Exhibition, Unveiling the Models of Acta Non Verba. Coffee, cookies and informal conversation with exhibition artist Marielle Plaisir and exhibition curator Jorge Luis Gutierrez in the courtyard to follow. Come with questions and curiosity. Free with museum admission. General admission is $5; students and seniors, $3.

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


SOCIAL Manny: Episode 192

SOCIAL Manny: Episode 192
In this episode Manny Hernandez takes us around to some of the biggest events in the 305, including the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Gala at the Fontainebleau, the ASCAP Latin awards at the Ritz Carlton South Beach, the Sangria Summer Brunch at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Cafe, a stylish get together at the Pawnbroker Rooftop Lounge at the Langford Hotel, a reception for Miami City Ballet's annual school benefit at Vintro Hotel, and more...

Pictured: Danny Santiago and Rene Ruiz at the MISO Big Hats & Bow Ties Brunch at Cipriani

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The Yedra-Chruszcz Duo

Thursday, May 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.

LiVE is a series of chamber music concerts, free and open to the public, all streamed online paired with collective creation workshops. It is aimed at expanding and bringing new audiences and participants to the visual and performing art fields. The concert features the Yedra-Chruszcz Duo, with Bogdan Chruszcz and Velia Yedra. Free valet parking. Seating is limited. Please RSVP.

Ideobox Artspace
2417 North Miami Avenue, Miami
305-573-4618 Natalia Manrique


Scholl Lecture Series: Sam Durant

Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m.

The Perez Art Museum Miami welcomes distinguished artist and professor Sam Durant to speak about recent projects that draw on ideas about politics and cultural production of our time. Durant’s work, Gallows Composite C (Billy Bailey Gallows, Haymarket Gallows, Rainey Bethea Gallows, Saddam Hussein Gallows), 2008, is on view in the Global Positioning Systems exhibition until June 2016. Free with museum admission. Space is limited. First come, first seated.

Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami


Performance: the little match girl passion

Friday - Tuesday, May 27 - 31

IlluminArts will present David Lang's Pulitzer Prize winning piece, the little match girl passion, inspired by Doris Salcedo and directed by R. B. Schlather (pictured). The staging will be created in the Perez Art Museum Miami auditorium as a live event over one week with rehearsals open to museum visitors. The culminating performance will feature an all-star cast led by soprano Anne Carolyn Bird. Rehearsals are May 27 – 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. The performance will be June 2 at 7 p.m. Space is limited; first come, first seated. Free and open to the public.

Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami


'Urgent' BFA Show Opening Reception

Friday, May 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

New World School of the Arts’ 2016 BFA final visual arts showcase is a group exhibition highlighting a variety of works from 28 visual artists of divergent disciplines. Professionally curated by Maggy Cuesta, NWSA dean of the visual arts program, and gallerist Fredric Snitzer, this exhibition offers unique approaches to the process of making art in all mediums. Urgent is on view May 28 and 29 and June 2 through 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)
1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami


Sketching in the Galleries

Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m.

Take a break from computer screens and reconnect with good old paper and pencil at Sketching in the Galleries hosted by The Wolfsonian-FIU. Drawing materials, gallery stools, and professional instruction in English and Spanish is available to participants of all ages and skill levels, free of charge. Begin your evening with a free guided tour of the Wolfsonian's galleries at 6 p.m. and stay to sketch, beginning at 7. Space is limited; materials provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach


Jazz at MOCA: Jean Caze

Friday, May 27 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Jean Caze has been awarded many scholarships to attend some of the country’s top musical institutions, including Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program where he received his first formal training and the Queens College Center for Preparatory Studies in Music Program. Caze is the winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition and won second place in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. The public is invited to come sit under the stars and listen to the trumpeting talent of Caze. The galleries will be open by donation, 7 – 10 p.m.  This is the final week to enjoy the exhibition Acta Non Verba, works by Marielle Plaisir.

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 N.E. 125th Street, Miami
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
Richard Murry


The Royale

May 28 - June 26

GableStage at the Biltmore will present the Southeastern premiere of The Royale by Marco Ramirez with Aygemang Clay, Andre Gainey, Ryan George, Shein Mompremier and Gregg Weiner. Directed by Joseph Adler, The Royale is inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who - at the height of the Jim Crow era - became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915). This powerful, intense new play is a vivid depiction of a man fighting for his place in history. Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. There is no 7 p.m. performance on Sunday, May 29. Tickets are $45 for adults, $42 for seniors, and $15 for students.

The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables


Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair

Sunday, May 29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Meet Haitian and Caribbean authors. Attend readings and panels. StoryArts time for children. Family-friendly festivities with authors and vendors set up along Northeast 2nd Avenue and Northeast 59th Terrace in the heart of Little Haiti. Visitors will enjoy traditional Haitian music, food, dance workshops, workshops for writes, a children’s corner including singing, dancing, and storytelling. A festival highlight features an exhibition of the twelve most culturally significant Haitian writers, visual artists and musicians curated and presented by The Haitian Ministry of Culture. Hosted by Sosyete Koukouy and the Miami Book Fair. Admission is free.

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


Havana Nights Film Series: A Lady Without Passport

Sunday, May 29 at 5 p.m.

The Wolfsonian's celebration of classic Cuba-themed film continues. After an intimate guided tour of Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction, join in for the second installment of The Wolfsonian's film series across the street at Miami Beach Cinematheque at 6 p.m. In this 1950 film noir, a U.S. immigration agent goes undercover to infiltrate a human trafficking ring in Havana. There, he struggles with his sense of duty and feelings of love when he encounters a beautiful concentration camp survivor desperate to enter the United States. Tickets are $11, $9 students and seniors. Free for MBC and Wolfsonian members. Optional tour of Promising Paradise at The Wolfsonian is included in the film admission price.

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University (5 p.m.)
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Miami Beach Cinematheque (6 p.m.)