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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
Thursday, August 28 at 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Long-ignored and conspicuously absent from many early accounts of American quilt history, African American quilting has become a growing area of study. Women on plantations and in other wealthy households also did spinning, weaving, sewing and quilting in addition to many household duties. Their surviving quilts provide a unique history of their lives and culture. Bring your own quilting basket to the Quilting Bee to share techniques and stories and view the exhibition When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South. $10 admission includes Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale entrance; free for Museum members, NSU students and faculty.

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

MiamiFF Midsummer Night Party

Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF) announced luxury developers Terra Group and The Related Group as sponsors of this year's Shorts Competition in the name of their upcoming Park Grove condominium partnership. The Park Grove Shorts Competition, as it will now be known, will present a winning filmmaker with a $2,500 cash prize at MiamiFF32, to be held March 6-15, 2015

Pictured: Alexis Paula and Andrew Lane
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MiamiFF Midsummer Night Party

Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m.

You'll be surrounded by the current exhibition, I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America as you Sketch at The Wolfsonian. Be inspired and experience the museum like never before. Free and open to the public.

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Maria@TheWolf.FIU.edu (RSVP)
Friday, August 29 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays takes place on the last Friday of each month in the heart of historic Little Havana. Stroll Calle Ocho, visit the exhibitions of Cuban and Latin American art at local galleries, enjoy dining in the neighborhood's wealth of great restaurants, and just take in the atmosphere of this celebrated street. Take a walking tour of the district with Dr. Paul George, stop by the Tower Theatre, one of Miami's oldest landmarks, and enjoy live musical performances along the sidewalks of Calle Ocho. Free and open to all!

Domino Park and through the Little Havana District
S.W. 8th Street between 13th and 18th Avenues
Little Havana
Friday - Sunday, August 29 - 31

You will be swept away to the Gypsy caves of Andalucia with the stirring rhythms of Flamenco at the Arsht Center's 9th Annual Festival de Cante Flamenco . Paco del Pozo makes his Miami debut at the Festival. Devoted to the study of Cante Jondo (deep song of flamenco), he is a master of all the flamenco styles. Ismael de la Rosa is pure gypsy, and his singing style is steeped in the heritage of his ancestors. Festival favorite Javier Heredia returns for the third time. Javier is a Festero, which is a rare character in flamenco – one who dances, sings, and gets the excitement flowing. This year’s program will be complemented with a strong offering of dance. Guest artist Jose Barrios, principal dancer and choreographer of the Maria Pages Flamenco Dance Company, returns to the Festival for the second time. Siempre Flamenco's artistic director Celia Fonta will also premiere a new choreography using the famous “Manton de Manila” (large flamenco shawl) in the Solea style. To bring it all together, the Festival features great flamenco guitarists, all from Spain, Paco Fernandez (Seville), Paco Fonta (Jaen) and Jose Luis Rodriguez (Huelva). Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4 p.m. General admission tickets are $45.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Carnival Studio Theater
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Saturday, August 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.

As a creative institution, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) employs many talented individuals who help bring art to life. The University of Miami Gallery will host the Closing Reception for the 4th Annual PAMM Staff Exhibition which showcases the talents of its artistically-inclined staff.

University of Miami Art Gallery
2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Wynwood Art District
305-284-3161 (Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director)
Thursday, September 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Broaden your knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts at Lowe Art Museum's monthly LoweDown Happy Hour. Mingle with museum members, arts patrons, young professionals and UM faculty, staff and students. Take a guided tour of China’s Last Empire: The Art and Culture of The Qing Dynasty; enjoy healthy treats from Cabot Cheese, wine by Rex Goliath, and cocktails by Bacardi. If you join as a member, you will receive a full year of programming and 20% on your initial museum store purchase. Lowe Museum admission is free for Lowe Art Museum members and $10 for non-members. Parking available at Pavia Garage.

Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
Friday, September 5 beginning at 7 p.m.

Fabulous First Friday at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science 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 the Beatles at 9; Pink Floyd: Echoes at 10; Bob Marley at 11; Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon 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

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