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Thursday, July 2 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Thursday's the day at NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale! Beat the heat and take part in Summer Starry Nights every Thursday through September 3. Each week there will be special programming, lectures and films to complement the Museum's exhibitions. The Museum Café will offer two-for-one beer and wine specials and a light tapas menu. Enjoy From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography, providing the first comprehensive history of photography in Haiti and featuring more than 350 historic and contemporary images depicting Haiti’s culture and people. Admission is free from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Also on view this summer at the Museum are the exhibitions: War Horses: Helhesten and the Danish Avant-Garde During World War II; Julian Schnabel: Portrait of Olatz; Pablo Picasso: Painted Ceramics and Works on Paper, 1931-71; and Selections from the William J. Glackens Collection.

NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
954-262-0204 (RSVP)
Now through July 25

This enchanting musical follows Gretel, the poor woodcutter’s daughter, and her brother Hansel, who has a veracious appetite, on a magical journey into a mysterious forest. There they encounter lively Fairies, mischievous Woodsprites, a very protective Sandman and, of course, a Witch with a delicious cottage and an interesting recipe for Gingerbread Men! Based on the classic story by the Brothers Grimm with music by Engelbert Humperdink and lyrics by Adelheid Wette. Performances at Actors' Playhouse are Saturdays at 2 p.m. An "All Kids Included" Sensory-Friendly performance will be on July 18 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $23.

Actors' Playhouse
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
www.ActorsPlayhouse.org (Tickets)

Conversations with Leaders in Art

United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders hosted Conversations with Leaders in Art: It Doesn’t Stop @ Basel. This event, held at Bakehouse Art Complex, focused on the Miami art community and featured a diverse panel of innovative art professionals, including Bonnie Clearwater of NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, Jill Deupi of Lowe Art Museum, Nina Johnson-Milewski of Gallery Diet, Jessica Katz of Christie’s, Justin H. Long of Bakehouse Art Complex(pictured), and moderator Marte Siebenhar of Bakehouse Art Complex.
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Conversations with Leaders in Art

Saturday, July 4 beginning at 9 a.m.

Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth, a grandiose night of Independence Day festivities is planned to honor Miami Beach's centennial anniversary. Sponsored by Coca-Cola and Terra Group, the event goes all day from 9 a.m. with food trucks beginning at 11 a.m. Free entertainment with DJs and a kid zone featuring a rock climbing wall, bungee station, inflatable slide and face painting will follow at noon. Live concerts are set - RedMonkey at 5 p.m. and Dave Mason Traffic Jam at 7:30 p.m. The event concludes with fireworks at 9 p.m.

North Shore Bandshell Park
Collins Avenue and 72nd Street, Miami Beach
Saturday, July 4 from

Miami’s annual homegrown celebration of red, white and cool, the 11th Annual IndepenDANCE Beach Party will return this year to where it all started - the sands of Nikki Beach! Your favorite summer sound track will come to life with music by Boris, Cocodrills, Vanjee, Patrick M, ALX, Allan Gallego, Bill Kelly, Donnie Lowe, Carabetta & Doons, Thinking of Us, Chiri, Yander Delgado, and a secret surprise guest! Expect traditional beach party shenanigans all day till the sun fades into Miami Beach’s largest firework showcase under the stars.

Nikki Beach
One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Saturday, July 4 beginning at noon

Bayfront Park will host America's Birthday Bash with one of the largest fireworks displays in South Florida! The park is open all day so bring the whole family to enjoy all the festivities, food and beverages overlooking Biscayne Bay. Visit the Samuel Adams Beer Garden from noon to midnight for a refreshing beer, music and more. A free Kids’ Zone with inflatable slides, a carousel, hoops, face painting and more is open from 3 to 7 p.m. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and can be seen from anywhere in the park. Admission is free. No bottles, cans, coolers or personal fireworks in the park, please.

Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Saturday, July 4 at 7 p.m.

Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display that will fill the night skies above of the historic Biltmore Hotel as the City of Coral Gables celebrates its 90th anniversary. A special Independence Day concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band will be performed with CBS4 news anchors Irika Sargent, Rick Folbaum and Eliott Rodriguez serving as Masters of Ceremonies. The extended fireworks show gets underway at 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase. No fireworks, smoking, grills, pets, tents, glass containers or weapons are permitted at the event. The grounds open at 5 p.m.

The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
Saturday, July 4 at 5 p.m..

Celebrate the Fourth with family and friends at a fun evening of fireworks and entertainment! See Albita performing live along with DJ Nancy Starr. There will be food, spectacular fireworks, a kids' zone and more. Free and open to the public. Pre-party at 5, fireworks at sundown.

Ted Hendricks Stadium
4800 Palm Avenue, Hiealeah
Saturday, July 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the nation’s independence with a bang at Boca Raton Resort! Enjoy an evening filled with food, fireworks, live entertainment and family fun to create extraordinary memories. The Stars & Stripes festivities begin on the Grand Lawn with wet and wild waterslides, slip-and- slides, a dunk tank and carnival games with live music from the 80’s being performed by local band On the Roxx. The menu is pure 4th of July with a plentiful holiday barbeque featuring sizzling sliders, lobster medallions, jumbo shrimp, pulled pork, brisket and more. The evening concludes with a grandiose firework display on the 18th hole of the resort's championship golf course. Tickets start at $25 p/p.

Boca Raton Resort & Club
501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton
1-888-543-1277 Information
Saturday, July 4 from 7 to 10 p.m.

PAMM members can celebrate the Fourth of July at the museum. Visit the galleries which will be open till 9 p.m., and enjoy entertainment and nearby fireworks displays overlooking the bay. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted on the outdoor terraces and beach, but coolers and outside food and beverages are not be permitted. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the event. Not a member? Perfect opportunity to join!

Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 7 & 8

Singers from the Miami Summer Music Festival will bring their best operatic showpieces to the stage for two evenings of Opera Aria Night. It is the first event of the 2015 season for the Festival and is followed by a robust program that is sure to please all. Enjoy a concert featuring artists in a vast range of favorite opera arias. Free.

Barry University Andy Gatto Gallery (Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.)
11300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
The Betsy Hotel (Wednesday at 8 p.m.)
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
July 8 - August 16

Perfect for Date Night! Family Night! Girls Night Out! You-Name-It Night! Experience this modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland when your favorite Wonderland characters defy gravity in this circus-infused marvel for all ages! Journey down the rabbit hole and immerse yourself in Alice's magical world when the Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House stage is transformed into an intimate 450-seat theater space. You will feel like you are in Wonderland with Alice - from every seat! Performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 and $75. Don't miss the exclusive VIP White Rabbit Experience: Walk through the looking glass and get an insider's look at the magic of Lookingglass Alice! See first-hand how Wonderland comes to life with a special meet-and-greet with the cast, backstage tour, digital photo with cast members, limited edition Lookingglass Alice merchandise and more!

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

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