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Arts & Culture in South Florida

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Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret

Through January 22

Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece, Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret will return to South Florida! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company prsents Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony Award®-winning production of Cabaret. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd and to leave their troubles outside. As life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Performances are Tuesdays - Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8, Sundays at 1 with an additional show on Wednesday, January 18 at 2. Tickets start at $35.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale


Sunday in the Park with George

January 19 - February 12

Adrienne Arsht Center and Zoetic Stage will present Sunday in the Park with George, directed by Stuart Meltzer. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Olivier Award for Best Musical, and hailed by critics as one of the first truly modernist works of musical theater, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George has become one of the most acclaimed musicals of our time. Inspired by Georges Seurat’s landmark painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, this poignant musical masterpiece about a tortured artist and his devoted muse searches for truths about life, love and the cost of creativity. Performances are Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 with an additional Saturday matinee on January 21. Tickets are $50 and $55.

Arsht Center's Carnival Studio Theater
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


4th Annual ScreenDance Miami Opening Night

Thursday January 19 at 7 p.m.

In its fourth year and declared Best Festival of 2016, Tigertail Productions's ScreenDance Miami highlights Miami-based choreographers, movers and filmmakers who are working with dance on camera. The threee-day festival kicks off with a special evening of screenings from Cinedans, a curated program of dance on film from the Netherlands. Cinedans is the premiere festival of this kind, held annually in Amsterdam. A ScreenTalk will follow, led by Cinedans Director Martine Dekker, filmmaker Gabri Christa and ScreenDance Miami director Pioneer Winter. The event is free, with museum admission ($16 adults and $12 students/seniors).

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami


From Carpet Weavers to Transparent Architecture, a Talk by Adi Stern

Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m.

ICA Miami will host a talk, “From Carpet Weavers to Transparent Architecture: 111 years of art and design education in Jerusalem,” led by the institution’s current president, Prof. Adi Stern, The talk will portray the story of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, its unique spirit and its influential alumni. Hear about the impact and importance of localism in art education, art and design education in the 21st century and its implications on the new Bezalel campus in downtown Jerusalem, designed by renowned Tokyo-based architects SANAA. Free and open to the public.

Palm Court Event Space
140 N.E. 39th Street, Miami Design District


Jazz Roots: JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

Friday, January 20 at 8 p.m.

Returning to Jazz Roots after a sold-out concert in 2013, The JLCO (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) is known for its stylistic authenticity and its stellar performances of choice instrumental arrangements of music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and many other swing-era legends. The remarkably versatile orchestra, comprising 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, is led by Wynton Marsalis, nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winner. Over the last few years, the JLCO has performed collaborations with many of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, including the New York and Berlin philharmonic orchestras; and the Boston, Chicago and London symphony orchestras. Tickets range from $45 to $150, and Jazz Roots subscriptions are available.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami



Friday & Saturday, January 20 & 21

Burlesque artists and Las Vegas-style show girls come together for Burlesque Magnifique, at the South Miami Dade Cultural Art Center's Black Box Theater. Step into a world of spectacular glamour for a truly spectacular Burlesque Revue, Cabaret and Variety show! I features classic burlesque, comedy acts, special performances and Live Band Miami Sound Combo! Recommended for audiences 18 years of age and up. Performances are Friday at 8:30 and Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 and $47.50.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay


South Motors Fine Arts Festival

Saturday & Sunday, January 21 & 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come to one of Florida's premiere juried art shows, Pinecrest Gardens' 13th Annual Fine Arts Festival, and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by spectacular visual arts in a lush and luxurious setting. See a generous representation of the best artists and artisans from the US and abroad including painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, jewelry and wearable art. Plus there will be a great selection of delicious food, live music, and other activities for the entire family. Admission is free.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest


Spend the Night with Billy Crystal

Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m.

Tony® and Emmy Award®-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal will kick off his 30+ city US tour Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at the Arsht Center's Knight Concert Hall. Crystal promises a hilarious and intimate evening - “This show is unique. There’s stand up, and ‘sit down’ which gives me great freedom to tell stories, show film clips and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it,” said Crystal. “It’s loose, unpredictable and intimate. The most fun I’ve had on stage in a long time.” Tickets range from $59 to $150 with VIP packages available for $250 to $525 which can include front row seats, autographed items and a meet & greet.

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


Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Concert

Wednesday, January 25 at 7:15 p.m.

The Mandarin Oriental, Miami launches 2017 season performance series in partnership with Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Program. As part of the Young Artists program, talented young singers will showcase their talents with carefully curated performances. Taking place at MO Bar + Lounge at Brickell Key’s only waterfront hotel, concerts will showcase the artists’ vocal talents to the community starting with the 2017 season kick-off performance on Wednesday, January 25.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel
MO Bar + Lounge, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami


Jazz Goes to the Opera—Alicia Hall Moran

Wednesday, January 25 at 8 p.m.

Festival Miami presents Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran and pianist Shelly Berg in a hybrid evening of stellar opera and jazz. Iconic composers from both great art forms will get their due, from the improvisatory nature of arias by Rossini to the drama of Gershwin. Tickets are $20, $30 and $40.

University of Miami, Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables