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H2OMBRE: BRAVE THE ELEMENTS
Through August 31

From the creators of De la Guarda, the biggest event of Summer 2014 will open at the Arsht CenterH2OMBRE! Heart-pumping electronic music, aerial acrobatics, extravagant visuals and water (more than 6,000 gallons a show!) transform the Center into an alternate universe where you step onto the stage and are engulfed in a 360 degree experience! With state-of-the-art three-dimensional projection screens and monstrous inflatables, H2OMBRE is a wild follow up to the Arsht Center’s blockbuster show, Fuerza Bruta. You’ll join the adventure as a hero, have epic battles with mythical beasts and brave the elements! Performances are Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with additional 3:30 and10:30 p.m. performances on Saturday. Tickets are $65.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722
www.ArshtCenter.org
OPENING OF NEW EXHIBIT - "MY GREEN HOME"
Friday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

My Green Home, an interactive exhibit that will highlight energy and energy efficiency in and around the home, will open at Miami Children's Museum. A modern style South Florida home is open to visit at the entrance to the Museum's Kidscape Village entrance. It features alternative energy technologies, such as solar panels and a wind turbine on its roof. See a variety of alternative and efficient technologies for our homes and learn about conserving energy through a “hands on” approach. Entrance to My Green Home is included in regular admission to the Museum. Admission is $18 for adults and children; $14 for Florida residents; and free for Museum members and children under 1 year. Museum hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway,Watson Island, Miami
305-373-5437
www.MiamiChildrensMuseum.org

2014/15 Social Season Preview

SocialMiami's Social Season Preview gives you a quick overview of what to expect during the 2014-2015 season. Non-profits can also use the Preview as a tool to help plan their important events during the year.

Check out the latest update to our growing list of South Florida's premiere cultural & fundraising events, and be sure to save the link to check back as new ones are added.
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2014/15 Social Season Preview

FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, August 1 beginning at 7 p.m.

July's Fabulous First Friday at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science was pushed back a week to accommodate the holiday. Enjoy this family-friendly evening of laser lights, stars and more! Take in a free Planetarium Star Show at 7 p.m. and check out the rooftop observatory viewing from 8:30 to 10 p.m. (weather permitting). There are hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids, aged 3 and older, in the Space Gallery from 8 to 9 p.m., and the Museum’s famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium from 8 p.m. to midnight. See Pop (family laser show) at 8; Best of Pink Floyd at 9; Led Zeppelin at 10; Bob Marley at 11; Radiohead at midnight. Admission to each laser show is $4 for kids and $8 for adults. Planetarium Star Show and other activities are free.Join us for an evening of laser lights, stars, and more. Free Planetarium Star Show (7 p.m.) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., weather permitting.)

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami
305-646-4234
www.MiamiSci.org
DISCOVERING DESIGN; ARCHITECTURE - FREE FAMILY DAY
Saturday, August 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bring the whole family to explore architecture, watch Ernest & Celestine, a film about an unlikely friendship in Paris, and work with local artist Felecia Chizuko Carlisle to create your own brilliant architectural sculpture ideas! See how different architectural fragments found their home at The Wolfsonian - FIU and take a guided tour of the galleries. Discovering Design: Architecture is a free family day to explore the wonder of architecture at The Wolfsonian-FIU! Free for children under 12 and accompanying adults.

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-531-1001 (Maria Trujillo)
Maria@TheWold.FIU.edu (RSVP)

Miami New Construction Show

A host of media, realtors and community leaders gathered at the historic National Hotel Miami Beach for the official announcement of the Miami New Construction Show. The inaugural show, taking place next month at the Miami Beach Convention Center, builds on the momentum of recent growth in South Florida and aims to attract investors, developers, realtors and home buyers alike.

Miami Beach Mayor, Philip Levine, addressed the crowd at the event, reinforcing that the Miami Beach community stands behind the show as a welcome addition to the other major international shows.

Pictured: Nicole Diaz, Aimet Oberhausen
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Miami New Construction Show

ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION: STORYLINES
Saturday, August 2 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Join Arts for Learning in celebrating the culmination of the Lewis Arts Studio 2014 Program with the Annual Student Exhibition: Storylines. Arts for Learning (A4L) is an arts-in-education nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources.

The Lewis Arts Studio
101 Grand Avenue, Coral Gables
305-576-1212
www.A4LMiami.org
EXHIBITION OPENING AND LECTURE
Saturday, August 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South will bring together works by 35 inter-generational artists who share an interest in the U.S. South as a location, both real and imagined. Organized by The Studio Museum in Harlem and curated by Thomas J. Lax, the exhibition will be on view at Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale from through October 12. Situating itself within current art historical and political debates, the exhibition features work by self-taught, spiritually inspired and incarcerated artists alongside works by some of the best-known artists of African descent working today. At 6 p.m. there will be a lecture by Thomas J. Lax, followed by the exhibition opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
954-262-0236
www.MOAFL.org
AMERICAN SABOR: LATINOS IN U.S. POPULAR MUSIC
August 6 to October 26

HistoryMiami’s newest exhibition, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, explores the influence of Latino artists and Latin music’s distinctive genres on American popular music. The exhibition presents the contributions from Latino artists to traditional American musical genres like jazz, R&B, rock and hip-hop, as well as how the Latino experience helped create new styles of music. Running from August 6 to October 26 the exhibition is part of the Smithsonian Institutions’ traveling collection. Adults $8; $7 students & seniors, $5 kids 6-12 & free HM members, kids 5 and under.

HistoryMiami
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-375-1492
www.HistoryMiami.org
OPENING CELEBRATION AND CONVERSATION WITH ADLER GUERRIER
Thursday, August 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Pérez Art Museum Miami will present the first solo museum exhibition for Miami-based, Haitian-born artist Adler Guerrier. Adler Guerrier: Formulating a Plot surveys 15 years of work across diverse media. Guerrier emerged to national attention as part of the 2001 exhibition "Freestyle" at the Studio Museum in Harlem and as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Guerrier and exhibition curator Diana Nawi will discuss topics reflected in the exhibition, including the artist’s interest in Miami’s history, the legacy of the 1960s, and the influence of cinema and literature on his practice. Enjoy entertainment and cocktails on the terrace (for purchase) and listen to the Guerrier/Nawi conversation which begins at 7 p.m. Seating opens at 6:30 - space is limited. Free and open to the public. Self-parking available on site or take the Metromover to the Museum Park Station.

Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-375-3000
www.PAMM.org/
HOT NIGHTS COOL JAZZ SERIES
Friday, August 8 at 7 p.m.

Tonight Pete Wallace Quintet is featured. A destination for culture, conversation and music, the Bass Museum of Art resumes its Hot Nights Cool Jazz Series featuring some of the best contemporary jazz artists in South Florida. Equally at home playing with Nicole Henry, Jon Secada and P!nk, pianist Wallace will perform music from his new recording “Roots”. The format will be saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass and drums. Event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Complimentary drinks. Bass Museum and Basspass members free; non-members $10.

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-673-7530
www.BassMuseum.org
SULTANS OF STRING
Friday, August 8 at 8:30 p.m.

2010 JUNO Award nominees and "Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity," the Sultans of String will appear at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Their global sonic tapestry combines elements of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz. Maverick Music Magazine says “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn... the very epitome of world music: no boundaries, no rules.” Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry, and you'll be on your feet with the irresistible urge to dance! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300 (Tickets)
www.SMDCAC.org

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