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Join Southland Mall in its support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Donate just $5 in the fight against breast cancer and receive a tote bag, courtesy of Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Please visit the Guest Services Information Booth located by DSW to make your donation and pick up your tote.

Southland Mall
U.S. 1 and S.W. 205th Street, Miami
(Florida Turnpike, Exit 12)
Thursday, October 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Nine graphic design college students from New World School of the Arts will present Alternate Realities, an exhibition that puts into question what is and is not real offering alternative options. Alternate Realities questions reality as we know it while highlighting the influential power designers have in regard to creating the illusion of authenticity, according to Rosario Martinez-Cañas, director of the show and NWSA faculty member. Exhibiting students include: Anthony Anaya, Angelica Baini, Eric Fernandez, Rebecca Flor, Junli Kato, Kelvin Kottke, John Lopez, John Muñiz and Brian Perez. Reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through November 17, open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New World Gallery
25 N.E. 2nd Street, Downtown Miami

Colors of Inti Art Exhibition

Guests at Coconut Grove Gallery & Interiors enjoyed an evening of art and socializing amidst the bold and beautiful artworks of Chary Rico-Toro. The exhibition, Colors of Inti, by Bolivian-born artist “Chary” inspired the evening as supporters of Inti Foundation came together to meet the artist, view the work and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The event served as a fundraiser for Inti Foundation, a nonprofit that advances awareness of and supports under-served children in need.

Pictured: Angelina Kay and Lisa Di Gasbarro
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Colors of Inti Art Exhibition

Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.

The Newman Lecture Series at Lowe Art Museum will present Re-Imagining Beauty, a talk with photographer Deborah Willis. Re-Imagining Beauty examines the history of photography as it intersects with idealized physical norms in America. Willis works with a diverse range of media in her scholarship, which examines the fraught relationship between beauty and art through the lens of class, race, gender, and aesthetic conventions. Talk at 7 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing. Copies of Willis’ Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present are available for pre-purchase by calling 305-284-6980. Admission is free for Lowe Art Museum members & UM students: $10 for non-members. Cash only please at the door.. Complimentary parking available onsite.

UM Field House
1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables
(Adjacent to the BankUnited Center)
305-284-5587 (RSVP)
Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.

Florida Grand Opera will celebrate the start of another exciting season with its Season Preview Cocktail Party featuring FGO’s new class of Young Artists who will showcase pieces that audiences will enjoy in the 2014-2015 season. Enjoy appetizers provided by III Forks and a complimentary wine tasting, followed by an optional dinner with the Young Artists. Whether or not you have tickets for FGO's 2014-15 season, you can enjoy beautiful music, savor delicious food and celebrate the launch of another exciting year with the the Opera. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP please. If you wish to stay for dinner, reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling the restaurant.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse at Gulfstream
501 Silks Run, Hallandale

Megan Cottle at Miami Theater Center

Miami Theater Center, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary this spring, has named Megan Cottle as its new Director of Development. As part of MTC's senior management team, Ms. Cottle is responsible for overseeing fundraising, sponsorship, and special events.

Ms. Cottle has led a stellar career providing fundraising efforts and executive level management to cultural and educational organizations.
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Megan Cottle at Miami Theater Center

October 23 - November 2

Broward College’s Visual & Performing Arts Department will present an entertaining and engaging theatrical performance of Howard Richardson and William Berney’s Dark of the Moon. The powerful performance, which is a mix of fantasy and folklore, tells the story of a young witch boy and beautiful girl, who are disliked and resented by superstitious townspeople because of their happiness, which ultimately leads to violence and tragedy. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors and non-Broward College students.

Broward College’s A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
Fine Arts Theatre
3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie
Thursday, October 23 at 8 p.m.

Miami Jewish Film Festival will present a new Community Cinema series in partnership with WPBT2, Temple Beth Sholom and others, which will launch with an outdoor screening of Makers: Women in Hollywood. Expanding on the critically acclaimed Makers: Women Who Make America, which told the story of the modern American women’s movement, Women in Hollywood showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Julia Roberts, the episode features interviews with Lena Dunham, Zooey Deschanel, Jane Fonda, Glenn Close, Geena Davis and Shonda Rhimes, along with many others. Admission is free.

Temple Beth Sholom
4144 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach

Knight Arts Challenge Nominees

Right now, South Floridians can vote for one of six small and emerging arts organizations vying for $20,000 as the winner of the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award.

Click through to read about the nominees and how you can cast your vote.

Pictured: Swampspace founder Oliver Sanchez
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Knight Arts Challenge Nominees

Thursday, October 23 & Sunday, October 26

Enjoy Picante - Music from Cuba and Argentina performed by the South Beach Chamber Ensemble. Julian Orbón's String Quartet will open the program. Orbón was a Cuban composer who lived and composed in Spain, Cuba, Mexico and the U.S., and died in Miami in 1991. The concert will close with String Quartet #1 by Alberto Ginastera, an Argentine composer, who is considered one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas. The group will perform on two dates at two venues. The first is at the Coral Gables Museum on Thursday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.

Coral Gables Museum (Thursday at 8 p.m.)
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Miami Beach Botanical Garden (Sunday at 6 p.m.)
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
www.SoBeChamberEnsemble.org (Tickets)
October 23 & 24 at 8 p.m.

Join Miami Contemporary Dance Company for a double bill that will showcase Not in my Name and Rooms of Suspicion, two compelling dances that were performed to sold-out houses in Turin, Italy. Not in my Name is the creation of MCDC Artistic Director Ray Sullivan, a moving choreography about holy war and the unconquerable human spirit inspired by months of viewing sacred works of art in Italy. Rooms of Suspicion is Paolo Mohovich's look at what happens behind closed doors, a seemingly private world of trickery, cheating and the power of suggestion, all tied up in elegant costumes in beautiful movie-like scenes. Tickets are $25, $35 and $40.

Historic Lyric Theater
819 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Downtown Miami
786-708-4610 (Tickets)
October 23 - November 16

Passion. Deception. Betrayal. Experience one of the most captivating and tortured heroines in history. This new adaptation Hedda Gabler, the world-famous drama about a reluctant housewife rebelling against the prison of stability, will open at Miami Theater Center. Playing Ibsen’s destructively dissatisfied, neurotic heroine will be Jessica Farr, joined by a cast of Miami's finest actors. Performances are Thursday through Satuday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35.

Miami Theater Center
9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
MTCMiami.org (Tickets)
Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m.

This special one-hour presentation by New World Symphony's Fellows will feature narration and video designed to guide listeners in their experience of the music. Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, is the story of a wrongfully imprisoned man whose loyal wife Leonore rescues him. The drama is thrillingly evoked in the composer's Leonore Overture No. 3, and in his Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” he further explores the true nature of heroism. With these magnificent works, Beethoven pushes the limits of the music of his time to express his fervent beliefs about justice and freedom. Christian Reif, conductor; Jamie Bernstein and Nathaniel Wolkstein, hosts. Following the performance, enjoy a complimentary cocktail reception where you can meet the Fellows! Tickets are $25.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
Friday - Sunday, October 24 - 26

Marking Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez’s second season of programming,
Miami City Ballet's full-scale Romeo and Juliet will open the season in Broward County. John Cranko’s classical ballet interpretation of Shakespeare’s famed play brings the timeless, tragic tale of impassioned love to life. Set to Prokofiev’s prized score and having been only performed to sold-out crowds during the Company’s 25th anniversary season, MCB is proud to welcome this most beloved ballet, featuring exquisite costumes and sets, back to the stage. A visual delight danced with an emotional intensity that is sure to stir the senses, Romeo and Juliet is not to be missed. Performances in Miami are Friday at 8 p.m.and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at just $25.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
305-929-7010 (MCB Box Office)
Saturday, October 25 at 11 a.m.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center's Family Series will present Dino-Light performed by Lightwire Theater and Corbian Visual Arts & Dance. As seen on America’s Got Talent, this heart-warming original story features a friendly dinosaur named Darwin who wanders away from home and discovers a world of creatures who light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. Unique and visually dazzling, Dino-Light has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. Kids can arrive early for free face painting beginning at 9:45 a.m. on the Center’s Plaza. There will be a costume contest for kids to come dressed in their favorite costume. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Tickets are $10.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
www.SMDCAC.org (Tickets)
Saturday, October 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Locust Projects' Annual Smash & Grab fundraiser is back and better than ever! The event revolves around a raffle, for which over one hundred local and international artists have donated artwork — enough so that each raffle ticket is guaranteed to win an artwork. Tickets are drawn at random during the party, and the winner gets their choice of artwork (i.e, first called gets first pick). The result is a fun way to add a piece of artwork to your collection, connect with Miami’s art community and support Locust Projects. Artwork raffle ticket (admits 2) is $495 for Locust Project members and $550 for non-members; Admission only is $50 p/p.

Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami
www.LocustProjects.org (Tickets)
Saturday, October 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.

National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will launch Outside the Box, a new series that features free performances by YoungArts alumni, including Grammy Award-nominated musician Dave Eggar (1987 Winner in Music and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts). Each event in this multi-sensory extravaganza will take place on the YoungArts Plaza on the organization's Miami campus. For this inaugural performance Eggar will be joined by Michele de la Reza (1987 Winner in Dance), Kate Davis (2009 Winner in Jazz and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), Ernest Baker (2009 Winner in Dance and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), Jake Goldbas (2007 Winner in Jazz), Andrew Nemr (1997 Winner in Dance), Brittanie Brown (2007 Winner in Dance and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and Allysen Hooks (2006 Winner in Dance) for a family-friendly preview of their upcoming Festival Miami show. These talented dancers and musicians will bring to life the YoungArts campus, using it as an interactive laboratory for their performance. You will enjoy tasty treats from favorite neighborhood food and beverage locales, including JugoFresh and Bunnie Cakes, and lounge on furniture provided by YoungArts supporter, IKEA. Event is free and open to the public (rain or shine).

YoungArts Plaza
National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
OTB@youngarts.org (RSVP)
Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Shen Yun’s ability to integrate Chinese instruments, such as the erhu and pipa, in a Western orchestra on such a grand scale is unprecedented. It is an achievement that requires command of both musical traditions, as well as unparalleled collaboration among composers, conductors and musicians. With original compositions crafted exclusively for this one-of-a-kind orchestra, Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra delivers a breakthrough in classical music including works by Berlioz, Dvorak, and Glinka! Tickets for the Arsht Center concert range from $39 to $125.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
ArshtCenter.org (Tickets)
Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center will present two performances of An Evening of Broadway Songs and the Carbonell Award Winners as part of its Cabaret Series. Several recipients of Carbonell Awards from recent years will perform Broadway music, hosted by Carbonell Award-winning director David Arisco of Actors’ Playhouse. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show and can be purchased through the Box Office. A portion of the proceeds for this event will support the Carbonell scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors to pursue a degree in theater or journalism.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300 (Box Office)
Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26 at 8 p.m.

Ohad Naharin, creator of the gaga dance technique, will bring the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company to the Adrienne Arsht Center to celebrate the company's landmark 50th anniversary! Batsheva, Israel’s most innovative dance company, will perform an all-new edition of their most famous work, Deca Dance! First performed in 2000, Deca Dance is a celebration of 10 years of Naharin’s work with Batsheva. The Tel Aviv-based company is popularly embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world! Set to an eclectic range of music from all over the world, Deca Dance offers the opportunity to look at Naharin’s repertoire, from its most extravagant to its most intimate and heartrending. The piece will be performed exclusively at the Arsht Center for two nights during their U.S. tour! Tickets range from $25 to $90.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Sunday, October 26 at 11 a.m.

Enjoy good eats, beautiful art and a great read at Alper JCC's Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival event. Enjoy Brunch, Exhibit and Author Presentation featuring Pulitzer prize winning biographer Kai Bird and the Palette Knife Artists of Miami. Bird will share his compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of Robert Ames, one of the most important operatives in CIA history. It is thought that had Ames not been murdered, he might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West. The book’s complex narrative also tells of Ames’ controversial friendship with Ali Hassan Salameh, the Palestine Liberation Organizations intelligence chief who was assassinated by the Mossad in 1979. The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames was chosen One of the Top 15 Books of 2014 – So Far by Time Magazine. Bird is the author of six books, including co-author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. A light brunch will be served. Cost is $10 per person. Art exhibition will be on view through November 9.

Alper JCC
11155 S.W. 112th Avenue, Miami
305-271-9000, Ext. 268
Sunday, October 26 at 2 p.m.

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU will welcome Robert M. Levy for his talk, Lobbying: If You're Not at the Table... You'll Be on the Menu!. This informative program about the lobbying process in Florida is presented by a government relations professional who has worked as a political consultant and developed hundreds of campaigns since 1977. Levy is president of Robert M. Levy & Associates, one of the leading South Florida lobbying and advocacy firms. Free for JMOF-FIU members or with Museum admission - $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $12 for families. Members and children under 6 always free.

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Wednesday & Thursday, October 29 & 30 at 7 p.m.

Miami City Ballet’s popular Open Barre dance series will return to the Company's intimate 200-seat studio theater in South Beach. Get up close and personal with Miami City Ballet dancers and enjoy a discussion with choreographer Justin Peck and the costume designers of his highly anticipated world premiere Heatscape, a ballet inspired by Miami’s Wynwood Walls. The evening will be hosted by playwright/actor Tarell Alvin McCraney and will feature original art design by celebrated graphic artist Shepard Fairey. Complimentary wine and soft drinks will be served 1/2 hour prior to curtain. Tickets are $35.

Miami City Ballet Studios - Lynn & Louis Wolfson, II Theatre
2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach
Wednesday, October 29 at 8 p.m.

The NWSA Repertory Dance Ensemble, now in its third season, will perform a dynamic program that showcases ballet, modern and hip-hop styles. This year’s performance will feature NWSA’s talented high school and college dancers performing a varied evening of choreography. Lara Murphy’s evocative Nosotros, a romantic pas de deux set to the music of prolific Cuban composer and respected pianist Ernesto Lecuona. Now in its third season, New World School of the Arts’ NWSA Repertory Dance Ensemble continues to be the opening concert for the NWSA dance season. Darshan Bhuller’s evocative 1914 commemorates the centennial of World War I with a 15-minute abstract piece that exposes the isolation and desolation of war, while Robert Battle’s Rush Hour energizes the stage with its powerful abstraction of modern life. Kehynde Hill’s work entitled (B)ear (N)o (W)itness also explores hip-hop with an upbeat score of contemporary music and a solemn storyline. The program also features a driving contemporary work by guest choreographer Josée Garant entitled Forced Entry, as well as two ballet works - an excerpt from the upcoming Thomas Armour Youth Ballet/NWSA production of The Nutcracker and Away, a moving contemporary piece by Gerard Ebitz. General admission is $12 and tickets are available online or by calling.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188th Street, Aventura
1-877-311-7469 (Tickets)

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