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.

'Little Men' Film Screening

Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m.

Miami International Film Festival's Miami Film Society will present the Miami premiere of Little Men. See what top critics are calling ďA deceptively small movie that sneaks up and slays you with its emotional authenticity.Ē Directed by Miami Film Festival alumnus Ira Sachs (Forty Shades of Blue) with his trademark humanism and insight, Little Men highlights the New York City landscape with a story of life-defining friendships in the midst of familial turmoil. Miami Film Society members, free. General public, $13.

MDCís Tower Theatre Miami
1508 S.W. 8th Street, Miami


GrooveMiami Multi-style + Group Dance Classes

Wednesday, June 29, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

GrooveMiami will host a free multi-style dance class at the Promenade at Bayfront Park. The premiere event will feature three mini lessons of popular Miami dance styles: salsa, hip-hop and Caribbean. Can't dance? Don't worry! Over the course of the evening there will be 20-30 minute instructor-led mini dance classes covering each dance style. GrooveMiami is a winner of The Miami Foundationís 2015 Public Space Challenge, an initiative that aims to foster community by activating and improving Miamiís public spaces. Admission is free.

Bayfront Park Promenade
301 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Pippi Longstocking

Saturdays from June 30 to July 30 at 2 p.m.

See Pippi Longstocking at Actors' Playhouse - the adventures of a spunky 9-year-old girl who is left on her own after her mother is in heaven and her father is a pirate captain off sailing the seas. Pippiís view of life is as fun as her bright red flyaway braids. At first glance this fun-loving and outrageous young girl seems to not fit in anywhere, but once someone meets her, they canít seem to live without her. Based on the book by Astrid Lindgren, script and lyric by Thomas W. Olson. Music by Roberta Carlson ďAll Kids IncludedĒ Sensory-friendly Saturday performance on July 23 at 11 a.m.

Actors' Playhouse, Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables


Level and Layers Opening Reception

Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m.

Colors, shapes and lines fly without expressive ties in the artistic worlds of Kakati de Paiva and Sheila Elias, offering works that activate ones own mood states and confidants. The exhibition runs through July 14. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A&D Gallery
8690 Biscayne Boulevard


Linda Touby: Sensual Surfaces Reception

Friday, July 1, 6 to 10 p.m.

Linda Toubyís multi-layered abstractions have been exhibited and acclaimed in every corner of the world, here in the U.S. at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and in Germany, Algeria, Estonia, Jordan, Kuwait, Nassau, Paris and more. The one-person exhibition will feature selected paintings from the past ten years.

ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries
169 Madeira Avenue, Coral Gables


Mainly Mozart Season Finale

Friday, July 1 at 8 p.m.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will present Mainly Mozart Festivalís artistic director and internationally celebrated pianist Marina Radiushina, who will be joined by one of the most lyrical voices of our time, Israeli soprano sensation Chen Reiss, and a chamber ensemble of musicians from the renowned Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. It will be a night featuring a dazzling multi-genre production of works by Pšrt, Rimsky-Korsakov, Purcell, Shostakovich, Puccini and Saint-SaŽns in collaboration with Miami City Ballet's extraordinary dancers and choreographer Adriana Pierce. General admission tickets are $30; students $10.

Arsht Center's Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Teen Theater Workshop

July 5 - July 23, Tuesday - Saturday

The Miami Theater Center will hold a Teen Theater Workshop for ages 13 Ė 18. Teen participants will collaborate with professional actors in creating and performing a 21st century response to the 16th century morality play "Everyman." Cost is $625 plus $25 non-refundable registration fee.

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


'Despicable Me 2' + 'Home' Screeenings

Tuesday & Wednesday, July 5 & 6 at 10 a.m.

Despicable Me 2 and Home will be shown as part of The Falls' Regal Cinemas 12's Summer Movie Express - nine weeks of family-friendly films screened on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Admission is $1.

The Falls Shopping Mall
8888 S.W. 136th Street, Miami


I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A. Anything Goes Edition

Wednesday, July 6 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Iím Not Gonna Move to L.A., or N.O.L.A, is a monthly film festival where Florida actors and filmmakers meet to network, watch short films and mingle with film industry pros. Stick around after the screening for live music, free beer, and film trivia. This percolator event allows you to pitch your film content directly to a community of actors, filmmakers, and producers. Admission is $12.

O Cinema Wynwood
90 N.W. 29th Street, Wynwood