April 10 to April 18

April 10
Kids
Mommy & Me Garden Adventures
Stimulate your child’s sense of wonder and nourish the parent-child bond. This fun, multisensory class uses song, dance, games, stories, show and tell, art and seed planting to engage your little one’s natural curiosity. The Garden is the inspiration for our journey as we explore different countries around the world. Instructor Meldy Hernandez has designed this 8-week course with themes of recycling and taking care of the earth woven through the activities. Through May 29. 9:30am – 10:15am. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

April 10
Art
Photos Of Pavia
This exhibit of photographs of Pavia from the 19th to the 21st century by six Italian photographers, Fiorenzo Cantalupi, Guglielmo Chiolini, Antonio Manidi, Giuseppe Nazzari, Pierino Sacchi, and Ettore Valli, marks the first cultural exchange with Coral Gables’ soon-to-be sister city of Pavia, Italy. A center of art and culture for centuries, the city of Pavia was founded by the Romans on the left bank of the Ticino River. Several times capital city during the Middle Ages (8th – 13th century), it conserves many historical and material traces of Romanesque and Gothic architecture: the massive walls that encircled it, splendid churches with richly sculpted façades (San Michele, San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro), and the lofty towers that overlooked the palazzi and populated the city skyline. The Visconti family took control of the city in the mid-1300s and immediately built an elegant and richly decorated castle, the characteristic Covered Bridge over the Ticino, the majestic cathedral (designed in part by Leonardo da Vinci) and the Certosa, a masterpiece of Renaissance art. The origins of the university also date back to that period (1361), one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in Europe. World renowned literati and scientists taught here in the 18th and 19th centuries, from the physicist Alessandro Volta, inventor of the battery, to the poet Ugo Foscolo, the naturalist Lazzaro Splallanzani and the neurologist Camillo Golgi. For the beauty of its monuments and the wealth of its educational tradition, Pavia is known as the City of Knowledge. Curated by the Civic Museums of Pavia. Through June 1. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. coralgablesmuseum.org

April 10
Art
The Richman Gifts: American Impressionism and Realism
Last year, long-time museum supporters Priscilla and John Richman gave the Norton five American paintings. To celebrate their generosity, the museum has organized a focus exhibition that will showcase these works alongside the six American pictures the couple gave as a promised gift in 2002. The Richmans’ collecting has centered around American painters who worked in representational styles in the first decades of the twentieth century. Although this was the era when American artists began experimenting with abstraction, many concluded that a connection to the visible world was necessary for their work. This exhibition includes beautiful American Impressionist paintings by Frederick Frieseke and Abbott Fuller Graves, insightful depictions of working class people by Ashcan School artists Robert Henri and John Sloan, and Social Realist and Regionalist work by leading 1930s artists Thomas Hart Benton and Rockwell Kent. Together, they demonstrate the variety of ways American painters addressed their newly modern world in the early 20th century. Through July 13. Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

April 11
Music
Antonio Carlos Jobim
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month in April, the grand finale concert of the Jazz Roots 2013-14 season will celebrate the phenomenal artistry of Antonio Carlos Jobim — the prolific Brazilian composer/musician who introduced bossa nova to the world in the early ’60s with The Girl from Ipanema. One of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century, Jobim’s bossa nova style influenced and inspired his contemporaries as well as musicians today. Miami will be transformed into Rio when Jobim’s grandson/pianist Daniel Jobim and four-time Grammy/Latin Grammy nominee Céu perform extraordinary renditions of time-honored tunes from the Jobim songbook such as Desafinado, Corcovado, Dindi, Waters of March and Chega de Suadade, many of which have been recorded by the international royalty of popular music. Also featured on this historic concert will be the multi-Platinum guitar master Lee Ritenour, who started his professional career with Brazilian music legend Sergio Mendes, plus Academy Award-winning composer/arranger and pianist Dave Grusin. Longtime artistic collaborators Ritenour and Grusin have recorded several projects together, including the Grammy-winning Brazilian album Harlequin and the multi-artist tribute recording A Twist of Jobim. 8pm. $55 – $150. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

April 11
Dance
Program IV: Don Quixote
Miami City Ballet brings back its joyous full-length production of Don Quixote, set to the irresistible Minkus score filled with oom-pah-pah rhythms and Spanish accents. Skirts will swirl, fans will flutter, and the stage will be overrun with macho bullfighters and sensual gypsies in this all-time popular work. 8pm. $20 – $175. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

April 11
Theatre
Lost Girls Theatre Playwright Reading
The Lost Girls Theatre Playwright Reading features the reading of Messenger #4 which depicts how a character’s actions inadvertently change the world. The Deering Estate Festival of the Arts features South Florida Eco and Environmental Arts and Artists – Visual, Literary and Performing. The In Deep theme for this year’s Festival of the Arts explores the integrated relationship between people and the environment. Free. 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Visitor Center Theatre, 16701 SW 72 Ave; Miami. More info: deeringestate.org

April 11
Festival
GayPride
Miami Beach Gay Pride is an extraordinary two-day event that features a Beach Party and a Festival & Parade with more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area. Coming into its 6th year, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown into the largest, two-day event of the year in Miami Beach. Tonight the fun kicks off with a Block Party on Lincoln Rd. Party like a rock star with friends, neighbors, favorite bartenders and new friends from across the world at MOVA Lounge’s Block Party. Streets will be closed as internationally renowned DJs play your favorite sets on the main stage and inside MOVA with special guest DJ Tracy Young. 7pm to 2am. MOVA, 1625 Michigan Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachgaypride.com

April 11
Theatre
An evening of French cabaret with Floanne
Stunning French chanteuse Floanne comes straight from New York’s cabaret scene. Her passionate performance pulled us in like a magnet when we first saw her at Joe’s Pub. Come enjoy a cabaret atmosphere! Dine on French cuisine from a food truck and experience an hour of Culture Clicks. Then Floanne takes the stage. 8pm. $20 – $50. Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-324-4337 or tigertail.org

April 11
Theatre
The Screwtape Letters
C.S. Lewis’ brilliant novel The Screwtape Letters, reveals spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. A sold-out hit in New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas and Washington, D.C., this funny, provocative, and wickedly witty theatrical adaptation, directed by Max McLean, will change the way you think about how demons influence your everyday life. Performance includes after-show talkback about the play with Max McLean. $29 – $69. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

April 12
Kids
Miami City Ballet – Excerpts from Don Quixote
During Family Fest at the Arsht Center, macho bullfighters and mysterious gypsies take over the stage! Miami City Ballet’s Ballet for Young People presents excerpts from the joyous Don Quixote. Gorgeous skirts will swirl, fans will flutter and your hearts will skip a beat with pure excitement as MCB’s international dance stars bring to life this timeless—and very funny—tale of love and adventure. Audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy this ballet classic! Free. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

April 12
Art
Slow Art Day
Slow Art Day is the global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Slow Art Day participants will get a chance to “slow down” in our grand galleries with Our America: the Latino presence in American art exhibition. Each participant  can pick up a visual analysis worksheet if they wish  to use as they are looking. Bring your lunch or purchase one at our nearby food court and then join others on our beautiful terrace overlooking a lake. 10am – 5pm.  The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St; Miami. For info: thefrost.fiu.edu

April 12
Music
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Born and raised in Miami of a French mother and Haitian father, Salvant is on the cusp of stardom. Possessing a deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, and a sublime feel for the blues, she combines conservatory-honed technique acquired at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory in Aix-en-Provence, France with a beguiling gift for lyrical interpretation. In 2010, she won the Thelonious Monk competition. Cécile performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. Salvant appears with the Aaron Diehl Trio featuring Paul Sikivie and Rodney Green. 8:30pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: colonytheatremiamibeach.com

April 12
Social
Friends Fun Wine Presents: Rose Max Samba Party
Friends Fun Wine Presents the Rose Max Samba Party, an authentic Rio de Janeiro style celebration tonight. The legendary Rose Max Samba Party (known as “Samba da Rose” to local Brazilians), has found a new home at the intimate Gleason Room, Backstage at the Fillmore Miami Beach. This new space features an ample stage, dance floor, bars, lounge area and more. Enjoy a festive evening of 100% pulsating Brazilian samba with the Rose Max, drummers, dancers, raffles, giveaways and surprises. Rose Max is the most adored, in-demand and award winning Brazilian singer based in South Florida. Over a 20+year career she has earned numerous awards, and thousands of loyal fans. Well known for her Bossa Nova and Brazilian jazz performances, this special project features Rose singing 100% pure and authentic samba music from Rio de Janeiro. 10pm. $10. Entrance on 17th Street side of the Fillmore facing Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com

April 12
Kids
The Automatic Aardvark Sang a Crumpled Cloud
Find inspiration in the exhibition A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry and make a book with guest artist Carol Todaro. Also enjoy an afternoon of poetry, performance and interactive mural creation with Omni-ZonaFranca. PAMM Free Second Saturdays. 1pm – 4pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

April 12
Festival
Tortuga Music Festival
Together with Rock The Ocean, Tortuga will pair music with meaning by raising awareness about marine conservation and issues affecting the world’s oceans. Held on the white sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in a beautiful oceanside setting, Tortuga Music Festival is a multi-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music. Line-up includes: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hank Williams, Jr, Train, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Sheryl Crow, Billy Currington, Slightly Stoopid, Ziggy Marley, 38 Special, Brett Eldredge, Parmalee?Cole Swindell, Brett Dennen, Delta Rae, Eric Paslay, Moon Taxi, The Revivalists, White Denim, Frankie Ballard, Chase Rice, Brothers Osborne, Blackjack Billy, Sons of Fathers, and Quaker City Night Hawks. 11am – 9:45pm. $110 – $1360. Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1100 Seabreeze Blvd; Fort Lauderdale. For info: tortugamusicfestival.com

April 12
Music
All Together Now
The entire community is invited for an afternoon of singing where everyone is sure to make new friends while exercising their vocal cords. All Together Now is electrifyingly uplifting, and provides an opportunity for friends and families to gather round, enjoy each other’s company, and sing songs that tell the stories of our community. In addition, the event will feature performances by MCC’s Beginning Chorus AND children from MCC’S Miami Beach and Little Havana We Will Sing outreach choirs. 11:30am. Free. North Shore Park and Youth Center, 500 72nd St; Miami Beach. For info: miamichildrenschorus.org

April 12
Music
Mozart on the Move
Children of all ages will be delighted by our FREE user-friendly 50 minute show, a mix of Mozart, the Beatles, Argentine tangos, Brazilian sambas, Italian opera arias and Irish folk tunes. We are happy to be able to give passersby of all ages and nationalities the opportunity to experience the beauty and intimacy of chamber music! Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on. 6pm. Free. 1100 Block Outdoor Stage, Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: sobechamberensemble.org

April 12
Music
Concerto Showcase
Edwin Outwater, conductor; Madeline Sharp, viola; Henrik Heide, flute; Joseph Peters, oboe; Jin Suk Yu, violin. This all-concerto program features four members of the orchestra selected as winners of this season’s concerto competition. Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these talented string and woodwind Fellows, as Edwin Outwater returns to conduct. 8pm. Free. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

April 12
Music
Jorge Gonzalez de Los Prisioneros
Jorge González Ríos is the former lead singer, main songwriter and sole composer of the Chilean band Los Prisioneros, and is currently the frontman of Los Updates. Los Prisioneros enjoyed a huge level of popularity and success initially in Chile and eventually all of Latin America beginning in 1984. The band called it quits in 1992, and González went on a successful solo career. 8pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com

April 12
Music
FLA-FRA: Cécile McLorin Salvant
Cécile McLorin Salvant has skyrocketed to stardom since we first saw her at the Spoleto Festival USA in 2012. Possessing a deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, and a sublime feel for the blues, she combines conservatory-honed technique with a beguiling gift for lyrical interpretation. Cécile stole the show at the Arsht Center in December when she appeared with Winton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. 8:30pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: tigertail.org

April 12
Books
The Little Blue Dog
Based on the real life story of Karen’s adopted dog Louie, The Little Blue Dog is the first book in the series. Fall in love with Louie as he shows courage and hope for a second chance as a shelter dog. Award winning children’s book author, Karen J. Roberts, was inspired to write stories promoting animal kindness and responsible pet ownership when she adopted her dog Louie from the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Ma. She is an animal rights advocate, animal rescue volunteer and a proud member of the Association of Professional Humane Educators. Karen volunteers her time at schools and educational programs to help children learn to respect animals and nature through the joy of reading. Karen has her BA degree in English from Syracuse University and lives in Wellington, Florida, sharing her peaceful home with six dogs and one cat. Roberts will sign her book today. 10am. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

April 12
Music
Rene Marie
Back after a successful première at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center last season, acclaimed jazz singer Rene Marie returns to Miami for a weekend of soulful, witty singing. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. $30. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

April 12
Poetry
Omni-ZonaFranca
Join O, Miami Poetry Festival and  Omni-ZonaFranca, a multi-disciplinary collective of street artists from Cuba for Buscando El Sol Perdido/Searching for the Lost Sun, an afternoon of poetry, performance and interactive mural creation. Omni-ZonaFranca is a multi-disciplinary collective of street-artists from Cuba. Their work is a unique blend of performance, music, poetry, spoken word, rap, visual art, graffiti, video, and public art. Together since 1997, they have produced several music/poetry CDs and videos, including the groundbreaking CD Alamar Express. They produce an annual music, art, theater and poetry festival called “Poesía Sin Fin” in Cuba. They have taken part in the Havana Biennial, and many international exhibitions and festivals throughout Cuba, the United States and Europe. The group has been the subject of three documentaries and the recipient of many residencies including: Art Residency at the A-I-R Laboratory Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Art Residency AS220/The MaMa Experimental Theater, Brown University; and the Art Residency at Glasshouse Gallery, Williamsburg, New York. Artists Amaury Pacheco OmniPoeta, Nilo Julián Gonzalez AcetatoProducciones and Luis Eligio D Omni will be at PAMM for the event. 1pm – 4pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

April 12
Kids
Paint Miami
Enjoy free things to do, learn, and experience with the whole family at the museum! Join us for an afternoon of Miami inspired “mural art.” Learn about this amazing and versatile art form with our gallery tour. Become an artist and make your original design using a variety of mediums as you get inspired by our painting corner. 1pm – 4pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org

April 12
Social
Gay Pride Beach Party
Talk about “Fun in the Sun” … for the second year in a row, Miami Beach Gay Pride presents a Beach Party like you’ve never seen. This FREE party features sun, surf, sand, international DJs, and, of course, cocktails! Hit the beach to hear the sounds of DJ Deanne followed by Masterbeat DJ Brett Henrichsen. 2pm – 9pm. Lummus Park, Ocean Drive & 11th St; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachgaypride.com

April 12
Film
Stolen Kisses
Jean-Pierre Léaud returns in the delightful Stolen Kisses, the third installment in the Antoine Doinel series. It is now 1968, and the mischievous and perpetually love-struck Doinel has been dishonorably discharged from the army and released onto the streets of Paris, where he stumbles into the unlikely profession of private detective and embarks on a series of misadventures. Whimsical, nostalgic, and irrepressibly romantic, Stolen Kisses is Truffaut’s timeless ode to the passion and impetuosity of youth. $10. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

April 12
Festival
Old Soul Young Blood’s Vintage Motorcycle Fest
To be held at the legendary Tobacco Road, Miami’s oldest bar, ground zero for a vintage moto blowout. Featuring an outdoor stage that’ll include 5+ bands and a 50’s-style vintage pin-up beauty pageant. 2pm – 9pm. Free. Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave; Miami. For info: oldsoulyb.com

April 12
Dance
Trey McIntyre Project
The Trey McIntyre Project, based in Boise, Idaho, exudes earnest American openness, despite its dazzling, ballet-rooted technique. And Mr. McIntyre is a highly gifted choreographer, with broad appeal. 8pm. $25–$45. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

April 12
Art
Carolyn Kay Chema
The University of Miami is pleased to present the Master of Fine Arts Exhibition by Carolyn Kay Chema opening tonight with a reception. The exhibition features a collection of digital photomontages accompanied by objects of ritual significance that access the undercurrents of the past, illustrating stories that have been forgotten, neglected or omitted by history. This exhibition evokes a deep vein of ancient thought manifested as an eclectic assemblage of Curiosities. Chema is an artist specializing in photography and digital media. She was born in 1988 in Naples, Italy where her parents were stationed in the Navy. The family returned to the United States when Carolyn was a young child, first residing in Springfield, Virginia before moving to Dayton, Ohio where she attended secondary school. She graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Studio Arts in 2010. Her work has been exhibited across the country and featured in numerous publications including F-Stop Magazine, The Superstition Review, Twisted Vine Literary Journal and the Society for Photographic Education’s Shutter 2013. This is her graduate thesis exhibition. 2pm – 9pm. Art Gallery, 2750 NW 3ed Ave; Wynwood. For info: 305-284-3161 or as.miami.edu/art

April 13
Music
Israel Houghton
Israel Houghton, winner of five Grammy Awards, thirteen Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards, and a Soul Train Music Award, closes out the Free Gospel Sundays with an inspirational and stirring concert. Houghton will enlighten the senses with his cross-cultural style of Christian music that fuses elements from gospel, jazz and rock with a musical ensemble comprised of noted musicians and singers known as New Breed. Houghton, who overcame cultural and denominational barriers with his music stylings, has touched people of all backgrounds and paths of life. With two gold albums and top hits such as “Moving Forward,” “Just Wanna Say,” and “Your Presence Is Heaven,” which won the artist his latest Grammy Award in 2013, Israel Houghton has hit the airways with full force, and has become a household gospel name. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

April 13
Music
Haydn: Seven Last Words
Featuring a collaboration between Seraphic Fire and the Spektral Quartet. Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn for the grand Holy Week celebrations of the Cathedral in Cadiz, Spain, Haydn’s Seven Last Words is a sumptuous feast of Classical choral and string writing. With aching adagios and passionate, plaintive singing, the Seven Last Words is at the pinnacle of Haydn’s considerable output. For this once-in-a-decade performance, the singers of Seraphic Fire are joined by the Spektral Quartet, an ensemble that Time Out Chicago calls a “chamber supergroup.” Be in the audience to listen to the musical alchemy that occurs when two of the nation’s most cutting-edge chamber groups combine to perform a consummate musical masterpiece. 4pm. All Souls Episcopal Church, 4025 Pine Tree Dr; Miami Beach. For info: seraphicfrire.org

April 13
Opera
Florida Grand Opera
Enjoy an afternoon of opera presented by Florida Grand opera with opera aficionado, Justin Moss and the FGO Young Artists.  Justin will be sure to delight you as he provides insight into the arias, operas, and composers from the selected repertoire that will be presented by the very talented Young Artists.  You will come away from this event truly enlightened and entertained by both Justin and the Young Artists. Pianist: Alexandra Naumenko Program: Betsy Diaz: Aria Voi lo sapete from Cavalleria Rusticana composed by Pietro Mascagni; Rebecca Henriquez: Poison Aria from Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet) by Charles Gounod; Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste: Cavatina So anch’io la virtù magica from Don Pasquale composed by Gaetano Donizetti; Casey Finnigan: Aria Nessun dorma from Turandot by Puccini; Tom Lehman: Onegin’s Aria from Eugene Onegin, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Casey Finnigan, Tom Lehman: Duet from The Pearl Fishers composed by Georges Bizet. 2pm. Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

April 13
Festival
Gay Pride Parade
Featuring Grand Marshals – International Superstar and Miami Icon Gloria Estefan with Legendary Director and Choreographer Kenny Ortega. Miami Beach Gay Pride is an extraordinary event that features a loud and colorful parade and more than 100 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area. Coming into its sixth year, Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade has grown into the largest, single-day event of the entire year in Miami Beach. The hugely successful event in 2013 drew more than 80,000 revelers from different parts of the country and all age groups. 12pm. Come early to Ocean Dr for the High Heel Race. Come out and watch your favorite drag queens and divas make a dash for the finish line in stilettos! Free. 11:30am – 12pm. 7th St and Ocean Dr;  Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachgaypride.com

April 16
Music
The Listening Club: Improvements
This presentation makes audible new sonic spins on the implementation of older technological ideas in music. The Listening Club is a series of monthly curated listening sessions designed to expose general audiences to new and unusual listening experiences of the highest quality while promoting ear health and a deeper understanding of sound.  Our aim is to promote auditory literacy and an expansion of the listening pallet, not in an academic setting, but in a relaxed and contemplative atmosphere conducive to developing a taste for new sound experiences—like those of experimental music and sound art typical of our other events.  Produced by Subtropics.org at the Audiotheque, the Listening Club is like both, a gourmet restaurant for new culinary experiences in sound, and like a gym for training and opening our ears to listening in new ways. Curator: Brook Dorsch. 8pm. Audiotheque @ ArtCenter, 924 Lincoln Rd; Studio 201, Miami Beach. For info: artcentersf.org

April 16
Books
All Joy and No Fun
Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents? In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents’ lives, whether it’s their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today’s mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources–in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology–she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood’s deepest vexations–and luxuriate in some of its fi nest rewards. Senior is a contributing editor at New York magazine. Senior will sign her book tonight. 6:30pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

April 16
Performance
Whip it Good
Whip It Good is a live performance by Jeannette Ehlers, a Caribbean diaspora artist born and based in Denmark. It was first presented in Berlin at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in 2013 and later recreated at Vestindisk Pakhus (“The West India Warehouse”) in Copenhagen, where, in earlier times, rum, sugar, and coffee from the Antilles were lugged in. This performance will be re-enacted where she will challenge the audience with a deceivingly simple action: whipping-one of the most brutal means of punishment during slavery. Whip It Good is a modest but tense rebellion against the past. 7pm. ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: artcentersf.org

April 16
Lecture
Pulitzer Panel: Photojournalism in the Digital World
A conversation with photojournalists, photo editors, and other experts about issues such as photo-manipulation, the threat to credibility, crowdsourcing, and ethics. 4pm The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 S.W. 17th St; Miami. For info: thefrost.fiu.edu

April 16
Books
Religion and Ecology: Developing a Planetary Ethic
Moving beyond identity politics while continuing to respect diverse entities and concerns, Whitney A. Bauman builds a planetary politics that better responds to the realities of a pluralistic world. Calling attention to the historical, political, and ecological influences shaping our understanding of nature, religion, humanity, and identity, Bauman collapses the boundaries separating male from female, biology from machine, human from more than human, and religion from science, encouraging readers to embrace hybridity and the inherent fluctuations of an open, evolving global community.
As he outlines his planetary ethic, Bauman concurrently develops an environmental ethic of movement that relies not on place but on the daily connections we make across the planet. He shows how both identity politics and environmental ethics fail to realize planetary politics and action, limited as they are by foundational modes of thought that create entire worlds out of their own logic. Introducing a postfoundational vision not rooted in the formal principles of “nature” or “God” and not based in the idea of human exceptionalism, Bauman draws on cutting-edge insights from queer, poststructural, and deconstructive theory and makes a major contribution to the study of religion, science, politics, and ecology. Bauman is assistant professor of religious studies and an Honors College Fellow at FIU. Bauman  will sign his book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

April 16
Film
Gravity
Free outdoor movies every Wednesday night are in full swing with The SoundScape Cinema Series at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage. This week’s flick is Gravity. Astronauts Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski are on a routine spacewalk when disaster destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit. Director: Alfonso Cuarón and Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: mbculture.com

April 16
Art
The Influencers I: Prominent Works from the MDC Permanent Art Collection
The Influencers I: Prominent Works from the MDC Permanent Art Collection, part one of a two-part exhibition highlighting the collection’s expansive holding of works by influential artists. Collecting works of art since 1960, Miami Dade CollegeMiami Dade College has amassed an expansive collection that includes works dating back to the pre-Columbian era of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Although the majority of the collection is composed of post-modern and contemporary works by artists created from 1960 to today, a small but significant number of works by history’s most revered artists encapsulates the depth of the collection’s earlier holdings. The Influencers I: Prominent Works from the MDC Permanent Art Collection highlights eighteen works by thirteen of history’s most prominent artists including: Benjamin West, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Honoré Daumier, Frederick Law Olmsted, Max Klinger, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, George Rouault, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Jean Arp and Marc Chagall. The artists and specific works in the exhibition are directly linked through ways in which each influenced or are inter-related with each other. In addition to the provenance of the artists included, the chronological exhibition portrays a history of artistic mediums, an artist’s studio practice, the essence of the historic “Renaissance Man,” and explorations within new and experimental concepts. The Influencers I provides a poignant art historical perspective on the interrelated workings of artists and how each has made a significant impact not only on the general history of art, but on generations of artists to follow. Through July 12. MDC Museum of Art + Design, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: mdcmoad.org

April 17
Film
Early Truffaut – The 400 Blows
Part of the FLA-FRA “Early Truffaut: The Nouvelle Vague Classics” series from April 11 to April 24 presented by the Miami Beach Cinematheque.  THE 400 BLOWS / Les quatre cents coups Directed by François Truffaut (1959), starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier and Labert Rémy. 8pm. Free. Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

April 17
Art
Wangechi Mutu & Virginia Overton
The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, presents the work of Wangechi Mutu & Virginia Overton in a new exhibition opening  tonight with a reception. A Fantastic Journey by Wangechi Mutu is a comprehensive survey of the Kenya-born, New York -based artist whose  multi-faceted work articulates a 21st century global sensibility. The exhibition includes more than 50 works from the mid-1990s to the present. Virginia Overton in Flat Rock, a major large-scale and site- responsive exhibition. Marking the artist’s first solo exhibition at an American museum,  ”Flat Rock” features both works from the artist’s studio and commissioned sculpture, compiled with objects sourced in the area around the exhibition site to reframe the relationship between work and environment. Through July 6. 7pm – 9pm. O MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

April 17
Social
PAMM Contemporaries Mixer
PAMM Contemporaries invite the Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health to enjoy a private cocktail reception on the Northern Trust Terrace before the Venus X performance. Host Committee: Evan Agatston, Lawrence Binder, Erin Chainani, Alex Cohen, Brian Ehrlich, Cece Feinberg, Daniela Frewa, Alexandra Gonzalez, Valentina Gutchess, Ginger Harris, Alex Horn, Zubin Nagpal, Daniel Novela, Marcella Novela, Cristina Scarano, Bryan Sharkey, Tara Sokolow Benmeleh, Aileen Quintana, Liza Walton and Ben Wolkov. 6pm – 7:30pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

April 17
Music
Venus X
Every third Thursday evening, PAMM brings together an eclectic range of internationally-acclaimed artists for a live outdoor music series by the bay. Tonight New York-based artist Venus X will perform.
Venus X is renowned for her skills in live sampling/remixing and crosscutting global styles from hip-hop, to Chicago Juke, to Dominican Dembow, to Jersey club and more. Venus began touring around the world as M.I.A.’s DJ in fall 2013, adding her own instrumentation and vocals to the live show. A staple at luxury brand fashion events, art galleries, and illegal warehouses raves, Venus X is natural tastemaker developing a culture all her own with the development of her brand/party, GHE20GOTH1K. Venus started GHE20GOTH1K in 2009 at a small bar in Brooklyn, expanding to a basement in Manhattan, and then growing to a full warehouse in Bushwick in 2011. GHE20GOTH1K changed the landscape of New York youth culture offering an alternative weekly dance spot with a freedom of expression at its core. The event is known for booking breaking DJs, performers, and hosts on the verge of becoming recognized worldwide as the leading alternative culture including Kelela, Arca, Hood By Air, A$AP Ferg, Nguzunguzu, Le1f and more. 6pm – 10pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

April 18
Theatre
Shen Yun
Founded in 2006, Shen Yun has travelled the world reviving the essence of ancient Chinese culture. Audiences are transported to another world as dozens of high-energy dancers in dazzling costumes, thunderous drums and spectacular backdrops capture the spirit of traditional Chinese culture, recalling the grandeur of a tradition long lost. Dancers, musicians and award-winning vocalists recreate short pieces ranging from ancient Chinese legends to contemporary tales of courage. A one-of-a-kind orchestra, playing all original compositions, exceptionally blends Eastern and Western music to create an exciting unexpected sound. 8pm. $64 – $204. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

April 18
Music
Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki performs at Hard Rock Live tonight. As a LABEL HEAD, over the last 15 years STEVE AOKI broke bands like Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons and The Gossip through deftly marketed releases on his Dim Mak label. As an EVENT & NIGHTCLUB PROMOTER, he started some of the most influential nights in Southern California with names like the Pickle Patch, Banana Split and the 10 year strong Dim Mak Tuesday party which has seen legendary debut performances from acts ranging from Lady Gaga to Skrillex, M.I.A, Kid Cudi, The Bloody Beetroots, Boys Noize and Justice. As a DJ he averages nearly 250 shows a year throughout the world playing to millions of fans. As a REMIXER he’s worked with everyone from Duran Duran to Michael Jackson, The Killers and Weezer. And most importantly, as a MUSIC PRODUCER, in addition to several hit singles his debut album WONDERLAND, vaulted into the Top 10 of iTunes within a day of its release, spawned a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Album and featured superstar friends and collaborators including Will.I.Am, LMFAO, Travis Barker, Rivers Cuomo, Lil Jon and many more. Special guest Kat Lane. 7pm. $79. Hard Rock, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. For info: 954.797.5531 or hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

April 18
Art
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World will highlight over two centuries of rarely seen works—from paintings and sculptures to prints, photographs, installations, films, and videos—dating from after the Haitian Revolution to the present. This exhibition employs an inter-disciplinary approach to advance our understanding of the Caribbean and its artistic heritage and contemporary practices. It focuses on four central themes: Fluid Motions, Counterpoints, Shades of History, and Kingdoms of this World. These interconnected frameworks allow insight into the complex context from which the vital and varied artistic production of the region has emerged, illuminating the multiple histories of the region. With over 150 objects, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World features a range of diverse media depicting images of and about the region. Artists who have lived and worked in the Caribbean, as well as artists living abroad who responded to the rich visual tradition and history of the area are shown side-by-side. This exhibition mixes historical work by artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Victor Patricio Landaluze, Camille Pissarro, Wifredo Lam, Amelia Pélaez, and Armando Reverón, with works by contemporary artists, including Allora and Calzadilla, Janine Antoni, Renée Cox, and Ebony G. Patterson, among many others. Celebrate the opening of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World tonight with a performance by Akuzuru and a waterfront bar on the terrace with music by DJ Majestic. 6pm – 9pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info:pamm.org

April 18
Social
BlackCreekNights
Hosted by Mr. Pauer and featuring Suénalo & Xperimento. Live music, local bands, re-mixes and performance artists invade the outside plaza and black box of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Mr. Pauer is a is a Latin Grammy Nominated producer and re-mixer. With a long career as a DJ and producer he is one of the pioneers in the new sounds of Latin electronica! Latin funk. Fusion. Jam band. Multicultural cocktail. The sound of Miami. Afro-Latin-Baby-Makin’-Descarga-Funk. They’re all names that have been used to describe Suénalo! Xperimento is a bilingual, multicultural band that blends world sounds such as Cumbia, Reggae, Merengue, Ska, Salsa, and Funk with elements of Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop and Dancehall creating the original genre called: Latin Reggue Urban Soul. 8pm. $10. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

April 18
Festival
Big Night at Little Haiti
When Big Night in Little Haiti began three years ago, Rara Kuyu invited the organizers to a large gathering  at his studio, to make sure that rasin music had a part of the series.  What a group – top locally-based dancers, musicians, artists.  Rara Kuyu and his 15-member Universal Soul Love group launched Big Night with a bang, setting the tone for an amazing monthly night of music.  Now we celebrate the 3rd Anniversary, and welcome back to the stage one of Miami’s artistic anchors. A night of rara and roots to celebrate a good Friday at Big Night. Rara Kuyu and Universal Soul Love have created an massive production of roots music and dance. Born in Port-au-Prince, Kuyu is a gifted painter, muralist and musician. If you’ve been to Tap Tap, you’ve seen his beautiful murals.  The band, featuring performance and dancers, is anchored by a commitment to Haitian percussion and musical exploration. Also on the bill – Dja-rara was featured in the documentary, The Other Side of the Water. Every Sunday the band holds a rara march through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park – bringing Haitian roots pride to the heart of the New York City. Between sets, DJ Franky Mixalot. In the gallery, an exhibition by the Oscar Thomas Foundation. Bring some books to donate to the new Little Free Libraries in Little Haiti – or bring some home. This month’s featured artist, Rara Kuyu, has decorated the Little Haiti dropboxes for this national program. Open studios next door in the Haitian Cultural Alliance. A rocking after party at 7th Circuit with the Moksha Roots Allstars and special guests. The night will featuring kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Lakay, ice cold Prestige Beer at the bar, and more. Hands-on art activities for kids are sponsored by Positive Impact Foundation / Kose Famn and Bass Museum of Art. 6pm – 10pm. Free. Little Haiti Cultural Center, BigNightLittleHaiti.com

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