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Zoppe: An Italian Family Circus

Friday - Sunday, March 22 - 24

If you are longing for some Big Top fun, see this captivating 175-year-old European circus, run by the Zoppe family for eight generations. This enchanting, intimate show carries on centuries-old circus traditions, with bareback riding and equestrian stunts, hilarious clowning (featuring Giovanni Zoppe and his son Julien), acrobats, jugglers, and more. Even the horses and the talented performing dogs are part of the family. Tickets range from $22.50 - $50. Performances are Fri at 7; Sat at 1, 4 and 7; and Sun at 1 p.m.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Lawn & Plaza
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300 
www.smdcac.org


 

FRIDA

Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24

Frida is the story of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, wife of the great muralist Diego Rivera. Her tortured life unfolds in a flowing succession of scenes, acted and sung by six women and five men in a variety of guises, masked, plain-faced, and as two- or three-dimensional puppets. Diego’s preoccupation with art and other women shrivel Frida’s soul, and her demands for love drain him. Divorce is imminent. Frida’s health deteriorates, and her fate is to live alone, engulfed by pain. Rated R for sexuality, nudity, and drug reference. Tickets range from $35 - $99. Performances are Sat at 7 and Sun at 3 p.m.

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street, Miami
800-741-1010
www.fgo.org 


 

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2019 Humanitrian Awards Dinner

Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

MCCJ will host its 2019 Humanitarian Awards Dinner honoring six South Florida leaders with the organization's Silver Medallion Awards. Receiving Silver Medallions will be Ruth W. Greenfield, Musical Prodigy and Activist; Saif Yamani Khan lshoof, FIU Vice President of Engagement; John C. Sumberg, Managing Partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP; and Alexandra Villoch, Miami Herald President & Publisher. The Reverend Diane Shoaf will be honored with The Clergy Medallion, and the Robert H. Traurig Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Burton Young, Marital and Family Attorney. The black-tie optional event begins with a cocktail reception at 7:30, followed by dinner and presentations at 8:30 p.m. The evening will be hosted by WPLG Local 10s Calvin Hughes, along with Dinner Chairs, Gail and Albert E. Dotson, Jr., and Honorary Chairs Brian Dervishi, Michelle Ramirez-Patricios, and the Reverend Dr. Patrick ONeill. This years Dinner will be dedicated to the memory of Roberta J. Shevin and will launch the Roberta J. Shevin MetroTown Scholarship Fund.

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
305-755-6096
http://www.miamiccj.org


 

A Thomas Hormel Celebration

Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Thomas Dubois Hormel has had a prolific life creating art, sculpture and photographic works. In addition, he composed his first song, Blue September when he was just fourteen, nearly 75 years ago. It is only in recent years that his considerable talents have become more known to the world.This joyous celebration of Mr. Hormel's wide range of styles inspired by jazz and classical music will showcase the talents of the Henry Mancini Institute's Big Band and Orchestra, as well as Shelly Berg, Dean of Frost School of Music. Tickets are free.

University of Miami's Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-2241
www.frost-music-live.edu


 

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday - Sunday, March 29 - 31

Enter an undersea fantasy of magically entangled lovers, fairy royalty, magic spells, and happy-ever-after in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love. Miami City Ballet's extraordinary re-imagining of Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an unforgettable oceanic spectacle inspired by Miami’s glorious seascape featuring a fairy tale cast of children and singers, and the breathtaking MCB dancers performing to the treasured music of Mendelssohn, performed live by Opus One orchestra. Ticket prices range from $48 - $110. Performances are Friday & Saturday at 8 and Sun at 2 p.m.

Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-929-7010
www.miamicityballet.org 


 

Jazz at MOCA: Wendy Pedersen Jazz Ensemble

Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m.

The City of North Miami presents "Jazz at MOCA," starring the Wendy Pedersen Jazz Ensemble. Wendy is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years. Wendy has won many awards including the Southern Bell/Pace “Jazz Artist of the Year” and a Miami New Times “best vocalist”, saying, “Wendy can shake the rafters or break your heart...” Free, rain or shine.

Plaza at MOCA
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami
305-893-6211 
info@mocanomi.org


 

Miami City Ballet’s Heatscape Artist’s Circle Reception

Miami City Ballet’s Heatscape Artist’s Circle Reception
Miami City Ballet opened Program Three at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts with Justin Peck's Miami-inspired masterpiece, Heatscape, the romantic and joyous The Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de Deux, and two groundbreaking Balanchine works: Duo Concertant and The Four Temperaments. MCB Board Members, supporters and MCB dancers attended a pre-performance members-only Artist’s Circle Reception at Ruth's Chris Steak House.

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Free Family Fest -
Miami City Ballet for Young People

Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m.

The Arsht Center welcomes Miami City Ballet as dancers perform the enchanting first act of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love and magic, reality and illusion. A fairy tale cast joins the dancers to the music of Felix Mendelssohn with spectacular sets and costumes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a dazzling spectacle for families and audiences of all ages. Admission is free; however, First-Access Passes are required for all performances. Passes are available by phone or online - limit four per person. Seating is first come-first served.

Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722 
www.arshtcenter.org


 

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Friday, March 29 - Saturday, March 30 - Nu Deco Ensemble at New World Center
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