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September 19 - 27, 2017 (Pictured: Reflections of the Americas - New Acquisitions from the Collection of Univision opening at Frost Art Museum FIU

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Third Thursdays: Poplife Social - Jojo Abot

Thursday, September 21 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Jojo Abot is taking over Perez Art Museum Miami for Third Thursdays: Poplife Social with a live performance on the terrace presented by the Rhythm Foundation. Sip on tasty cocktails from new waterfront bar Cucuyo or dine at Verde. Join in an exhibition-inspired art-making project and, in the galleries, check out the opening of the second chapter of On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Perez Collection and catch Art Talk: Glenda Len and Flavio Garcianda. Admission is $16 and free for PAMM members - space is limited so pre-purchase is recommended.

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Reflections of the Americas Opening Reception

Saturday, September 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU will host an Opening Reception to celebrate the major donation by Univision Communications Inc. of 57 artworks from its collection, featuring serigraphs, paintings and mixed media works by forty artists and masters from throughout Latin America and the United States. The collection includes Cundo Bermudez, Coqui Calderon, Humberto Calzada, Antonia Guzman, Wifredo Lam, Rafael Soriano, and Fernando de Szyszlo. The museum will showcase many of the gifted works in the new exhibition Reflections of the Americas: New Acquisitions from the Collection of Univision. The opening reception is free and open to the public. On view through January 3, 2018.

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU
10975 S.W. 17 Street, Miami


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Building the Wall

September 23 - October 8

The Arsht Center and City Theatre will present Building the Wall by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan and directed by Margaret Ledford. Written immediately prior to the recent presidential election and inspired by Candidate Donald Trump and his anti-immigration campaign, Building the Wall reveals a scenario of how campaign promises made law might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $34 to $54.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Carnival Studio Theater
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Rosh Hashanah Celebration

Sunday, September 24 from noon to 4 p.m.

The Miami Children's Museum celebrates Rosh Hashanah with story time in the PJ Library at 2 p.m., decorating party horns, tasting a delicious and traditional snack of apples dipped in honey and learning how to play a shofar. Plus, Dino Island Tours throughout the day. Admission: $20, Florida residents $15, children under 1 and MCM members free.

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island


Behind the Magic 2017

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Kick off the 2017-2018 social season at the 2nd Annual Behind the Magic Tablescape + Culinary Arts Showcase presented by and Source Miami! The two day event will take place at SoHo Studios in Wynwood on Tuesday, October 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, October 4, from noon to 6 p.m.
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Lisett Morales Concert

Sunday, September 24 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Global Arts Project and the Collins Park Neighborhood Association present the last ArtScape Concert of the season starring singer Lisett Morales, "La Mulata del Sabor," celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Join Salsa dancers on the dance floor, browse the Farmer's Market and enjoy the offerings of local food vendors.

Collins Park
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-332-2623 (Kimberly C. Chmura)


32nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner

Monday, September 25 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

The 32nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, at its new venue at the New York Hilton Midtown, will benefit the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The event pays tribute to the 2017 Sports Legends and Honorees: David Ortiz, Simone Biles, Alonzo Mourning, Jason Taylor, Scott Dixon, Kim Clijsters and Abby Wambach. Former Dolphin Great Dick Anderson will be awarded the 2017 "Buoniconti Fund Award" Amy and Brian France the "Outstanding Philanthropists Award" Romero Britto the "Humanitarian Award;" and John Walsh the "Inspiration Award." Tickets start at $850 per person.

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York
305-243-4656 (Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard)


Opening Reception for Intercultural

Wednesday, September 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Intercultural is a visual and sound art experience that explores cultural diversity while bringing attention to the increasing obsolescence of race-based identity. View photographs by Raj that show an array of traditional authentic finery of various regions and nations with sound pieces by Nelly Furtado that feature Solfeggio Frequencies. Free.

Art Deco Museum
1001 Ocean Drive Miami Beach