April 25 to May 2

April 27 Books: Photographer Kiko Ricote Miami Visually Speaking

April 25
Music
Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. The initial lineup was rounded out by drummer Sean Kinney, and bassist Mike Starr (who was replaced in 1993 by Mike Inez). 8:30pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com

April 25
Dance
Environmental Dance
The Momentum Dance Company presents an environmental dance performance interacting with the Garden’s natural environment. The dancers will create a unique dance collage with special guest artist: percussionist J.J. Freire. Cash bar. 7pm. Free. MB Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

April 25
Film
Le Grand Amour
Despite having a loving and patient wife at home, a good-natured suit-and-tie man, played by writer-director Pierre Etaix, finds himself hopelessly attracted to his gorgeous new secretary in this gently satirical tale of temptation. From this simple, standard premise, Etaix weaves a constantly surprising web of complexly conceived jokes. Le grand amour is a cutting, nearly Buñuelian takedown of the bourgeoisie that somehow doesn’t have a mean bone in its body. 7pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

April 26
Film
Men in Black III
Bandshell Movie Night in the North Shore shows Men in Black III.  Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.’s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin.  Hang out and enjoy a movie under the stars. 7pm. Free. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachparks.com

April 26
Music
Christian Tetzlaff
German violinist Christian Tetzlaff takes the concert hall stage of the New World Center in a solo performance showcasing his virtuosity and depth of interpretation. Works by Bach, Ysaye, Bartok and Paganini will be executed deftly through Tetzlaff’s mastery of the instrument. Program: J.S. Bach: Unaccompanied Partita No. 2, Unaccompanied Sonata No. 3 and Brahms: String Quintet No. 2. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info:nws.edu

April 26
Music
All Roads Lead to Wagner
SoBe Arts celebrates the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth with Marina Radiushina and Milana Strezeva, pianists performing music by Wagner and composers influenced by him in the 19th & 20th centuries. Join us prior to the concert for ART SPEAKS at 7:00 p.m.: A pre-concert talk about how Wagner’s musical ideas influenced everything from movie soundtracks to 20th century experimental music. 8pm. SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.674.9220 or sobearts.org

April 26
Music
Jazz at MOCA
Tonight’s Jazz performance is from Troy Roberts. Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, award winning saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts is currently based in New York. He has toured Europe and the US extensively with Australian jazz multi-instrumentalist, James Morrison and his own group VOID, and has since shared stage with John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Orrin Evans, Slide Hampton, Nicholas Payton, Lew Soloff, Ari Hoenig, Bobby Sparks, Robby Ameen and Stephen Scott to name a few. He has been on faculty at The University of Miami for the past 4 years and internationally released his 5th record as a leader, Nu-Jive 5 (2013), and continues to maintain a busy performance and recording schedule around the globe. Jazz at MOCA is South Florida’s longest running free outdoor jazz concert series. Galleries are open. 7pm – 10pm. MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

April 26
Social
Stomp for YAA
The 2nd annual Young At Art Museum Gala, an evening of artful encounters and dynamic rhythms. The Gala features a live performance by cast members of STOMP, as well as dancing, a silent auction and more. Weston Jewelers will be donating 2 stunning BVLGARI pieces for a raffle. Only 150 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Winner does not need to be present to win. 7:30pm – 11:00pm. $250 – $200. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave?; Davie. For info: 954-424-5022 or youngatartmuseum.org

April 26
Music
Postcards from Gypsyland
The Gypsy Swing band of accomplished and versatile musicians from San Francisco celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France with style and panache! The Hot Club of San Francisco borrows the instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club while breathing new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Featuring the amazing violin of twice Grammy Award winner Evan Price and a swinging rhythm section. 8:30pm. $30. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: smdcac.org or 786-573-5300.

April 26
Dance
Trey McIntyre Project
Considered “one of the hottest choreographers in the dance world” (The Boston Globe), Trey McIntyre advances the form of contemporary ballet in visually exciting, innovative, and emotionally charged dances that defy categorization — and often gravity! Set to musical scores ranging from Beethoven and Bach to Beck, the Beatles and Pink Martini, Trey McIntyre delivers dance bursting with dazzling creativity and heightened physicality. Proclaimed the next Mark Morris or Anthony Tudor by critics and considered one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” don’t miss this exciting engagement that includes a World Premiere, commissioned exclusively by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Funding Arts Broward. 7:30pm. $49. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954.468.2689.

April 26
Music
Fonseca
Juan Fernando Fonseca is a Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist. Born and raised in Bogotá, he primarily studied at the Colegio Los Nogales, the he decided study music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston before withdrawing to focus on his musical career. 8pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; For info: livenation.com

April 27
Books
Miami Visually Speaking
Kiko Ricote, local author/photographer of the bestselling coffee table book, Key Biscayne, will be presenting his second bestselling coffee table book, Miami Visually Speaking. This lavish coffee table book contains over 200 pages of full-color photographs that convey the visual richness of Miami, and its tropical urban surroundings. “This book is my love letter to Miami,” says Venezuelan-born photographer Kiko Ricote. Text is nonexistent in this wittily-organized collection of photographs: from breathtaking landscapes, fascinating aerial views, urban details, miles of beaches and colorful skies the city is famous for, this artful book perfectly captures the true experience of this tropical paradise.  “My goal with the book is to show that this beautiful city is worthy of admiration from all,” says Kiko, who previously published the bestseller coffee table book, Key Biscayne – Island Paradise.He lives in Key Biscayne, Florida, with his wife and three daughters. 5pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

April 27
Tour
Garden Tours
Have you ever wanted to know more about the Garden’s role in the history of Miami Beach, or what the heck that tree with the spines is out by the gate entrance? Guided tours are back! We have knowledgeable docents ready to show you just how much is really packed into our 2.6 acres. 2pm. $5. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

April 27
Dance
Miami City Ballet
Program IV: Broadway and Ballet is made up of two shows. Dances At A Gathering: Ten dancers, live Chopin piano music, endlessly beautiful and original invention – a celebration of dance, dancers and life. – Robbins/Chopin. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue: Taken from the hit Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical “On Your Toes”, this is a story of gangsters, strippers and an attempted murder plot revealed just in time. Fast-paced, with tap dancing and talking parts, this is wildly entertaining dance. – Balanchine/Rodgers. Stay for the Pre-Performance Lecture from Conductor Gary Sheldon about Miami City Ballet’s Program IV: Broadway and Ballet starts an hour before curtain. Free. $25 – $175. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954.468.2689.

April 27
Art
The Valdeziacs
A solo exhibition featuring new works from painter Kiki Valdes. The Valdeziacs is the culmination of Valdes’ most recent works, which merges layers of cut canvases, figurative abstractions, and cartoon imagery. Many of the paintings exhibited move toward a new direction for the artist, they convey a feeling of childhood nostalgia and adult hood realities. The cartoon references allow the viewer a universal reference point to relate to the works. Opening reception tonight 7pm – 10pm. Through May 10. 101 Exhibit NE 40th St; Miami. For info: marguliesagency.com or 305.972.8962.

April 27
Tour
Mystery, Mayhem and Vice Coach
Chill and thrill to stories of mobsters, causeway attackers, drug smugglers, and kidnappers as Dr. Paul George entertains with stories of crime and vice in Miami. Hear about cigarette smugglers and cigarette boats full of refugees smuggled. See the courthouse where Al Capone was tried for tax evasion; the Bayfront Park site of the attempted assassination of Franklin Roosevelt; the cemetery where bad guys are buried; and the doorstep where Gianni Versace was gunned down. Also see the location where Burn Notice is filmed. Includes a stop in Little Havana for cigar purchases, and a drive along the causeway where a notorious crime occurred. Advance reservations and payment required. 1pm – 4pm. $45. HistoryMiami, 101 Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

April 27
Music
Mozart on the Move
Tony Seepersad, violin; Luis Fernandez, violin; Rafael Ramirez, viola; Michael Andrews, cello. This 50-minute Mozart on the Move program features South Beach Chamber Ensemble’s string quartet playing everything from Mozart and the Beatles, to tangos, Coldplay and Lady Gaga. Free. 6pm. 1100 Block Outdoor Stage, Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: sobechamberensemble.org

April 27
Music
The Mahler Legacy
As he continues his exploration of all the composer’s symphonies, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the Fellows in Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. German virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff returns to NWS to perform Brahms’ demanding yet sublime Violin Concerto. Christian Tetzlaff on violin with Soprano Kiera Duffy. 8pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

April 27
Tour
Art Historian
Art Historian Elizabeth Cerejido will guide a public tour of the exhibition Frames of Reference: Latin American Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection. Cerejido wrote the essay for the exhibition catalog. 2pm – 3pm.  MAM, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-3000

April 27
Tour
Gay and Lesbian Walking
The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour on the fourth Saturday of each month. Tour departs from MDPL’s Art Deco Welcome Center. $20. 5pm. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr; For info: 305.672.2014 or mdpl.org

April 28
Kids
Family Day
In conjunction with the Miami Mosaic exhibit, bring the whole family for a fun art project and story-telling from the PJ Library. 2pm. Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; For info: 305.672.5044 or jewishmuseum.com

April 28
Music
Rain
Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles is a musical tribute show that began as an offshoot of the Broadway production of Beatlemania. Rain ran on Broadway for 300 shows at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York from October 2010 to July 2011. In addition to the Broadway engagement, Rain has been a hugely successful national tour for years. 8pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; For info:
livenation.com

April 28
Music
The 3 Latin Tenors
Three grand interpreters of a variety of musical genre ranging from classical music all the way to pop music. Their concerts set the perfect stage for your favorite Italian, English and Spanish songs. 4pm. Manuel Artime Theater, 900 SW 1st St; Miami. For info: livenation.com

April 28
Green
FIU Nature Preserve Benefit Concert
Honoring the Earth with music and raising funds for FIU’s Nature Preserve. The event promises to be inspirational, fun and educational with local musicians sharing their art and environmental experts sharing their knowledge. All attending will receive a tree seedling. Includes a raffle. Event opens Joel Heinen with info on the FIU Nature Preserve. Local musicians performing include Alexa Bertrand, Andrew Susman & The Megiddo Project, Omine, Scott Becker, and  Dried Vine among others. 3:45 pm – 11pm. Luna Star Cafe: 775 125th St; North Miami. For info: 305-348-3717 or GoGreen.FIU.edu.

April 28
Tour
Grove Park Neighborhood Walk
Explore Sewell Park, an oasis on the Miami River named after a mayor of Miami, with Dr. Paul George, and then amble over to the remnants of the Grove Park neighborhood, a historic riverside area of beautiful homes, which was bisected by the construction of I-95. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

April 28
Sport
25th Annual AIDS Walk
AIDS Walk Miami is a 5K walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community organization providing services at their Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices to over 15,000 South Floridians affected/infected with HIV/AIDS. This annual fundraiser serves as a vital vehicle to raise awareness and funds to combat the effect HIV/AIDS continues to have on the South Florida region. Grand Marshal,  Dr. Robert Gallo. The walk is followed by a celebration at the Botanical Gardens with a surprise live performance sponsored by MTV Staying Alive Foundation, DJ music by Aulden Brown, complimentary massages, complimentary beverages, adopt-a-pet services, and many more goodies. The fundraiser also benefits Food For Life Network Food Bank. 9:30am -  Noon. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: careresource.org

April 30
Art
The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951
In 1936, a group of young, idealistic photographers, most of them Jewish, first-generation Americans, formed an organization in Manhattan called the Photo League. Their solidarity centered on a belief in the expressive power of the documentary photograph, and on a progressive alliance in the 1930s of socialist ideas and art. (The Photo League also helped validate photography as a fine art, presenting student work and guest exhibitions by established photographers.) The Radical Camera presents the development of the documentary photograph during a tumultuous period that spanned the New Deal reforms of the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. Offering classes, mounting exhibitions, and fostering community, members of the Photo League focused on social reform and the power of the photograph to motivate change. At the height of their influence, their membership included the most important photographers of their day including Berenice Abbot, Aaron Siskind, Barbara Morgan, Sid Grossman, Weegee (Arthur Fellig), and Lisette Model. Featuring more than 175 works by these artists as well as many more Photo League members, The Radical Camera traces the organization’s interests, attitudes toward photography, and impact during its 15-year lifespan. Through June 16. Norton Museum, 1451 S Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

April 30
Dance
Philip Kerr
Spend an evening with a British Master Crime Novelist and the only bonafide heir to Raymond Chandler Philip Kerr, discussing and signing his newest Bernie Gunther novel, A Man Without Breath. The national bestselling author of Prague Fatale delivers a powerful new thriller that returns the sardonic Berlin cop, to the Eastern Front, where he must uncover the perpetrators of a terrible war crime. The Soho Beach House will open its doors to Books & Books customers for this special event by RSVP only, with limited availability. Author talk and cocktails begin at 7pm. Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info:

May 1
Workshop
Healing of Magic
A continuing education workshop given by magician Kevin Spencer for professional occupational therapists which will teach the therapeutic benefits of using magic tricks in physical and psychosocial rehabilitation. Do you believe in magic? Spencer does. He believes it so much that he has taken his skills as an illusionist beyond the level of performance. Since 1984, he and his wife Cindy have been spreading the word about using magic tricks as a healing tool for the physically challenged through a special program called Healing of Magic. The Spencers don’t claim to have originated the idea to use magic as a tool in rehabilitation medicine, but they have greatly expanded upon the concept. And through their efforts, new treatment modalities are being explored and used to effectively improve the everyday skills of people who have experienced strokes, accidents, spinal cord or head injuries, learning or developmental disabilities, visual deficits, psycho-social disorders, those who have problems with alcohol or other drug abuse, and many other diagnoses. 9am – 5pm. $55. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: smdcac.org or 786-573-5300.

May 1
Art
Fotokonbit: Haiti Through Haitian Eyes
Learn about the dynamic work of FotoKonbit, a non-profit organization that teaches photography to adults and children in Haiti, empowering Haitians to tell their own stories through photography. Celebrated author Edwidge Danticat will be the featured speaker along with special guest, acclaimed photographer Maggie Steber. 7pm – 9pm. Free.  MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

May 1
Arts
Impromptu: culture at your own pace
Impromptu: is a bridge between the traditions of visual and musical art. One Wednesday evening each month  New World Symphony fellows and friends perform in the ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery. Unlike a conventional concert, you won’t need a ticket, you can arrive at any time, sit or stand anywhere you like, and stay for 5 minutes or all night. 7pm – 9pm. Free. Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: artcentersf.org

May 2
Opera
Florida Grand Opera
La traviata
She was one of the most desirable women in Paris but was labeled by society as la traviata, a woman who has gone astray. When she at last meets a young man with whom she truly falls in love, his father demands a supreme sacrifice from her to save the family’s reputation. Her broken heart and the disease that ravages her body bring her to an early and tragic death. Verdi’s Violetta Valéry is one of opera’s most sublimely drawn characters, and La traviata has continued to captivate audiences for more than 150 years. Verdi’s glorious music and Violetta’s moving demise make La traviata one of FGO’s grand opera’s most compelling experiences. $60 – $200. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954.468.2689 or fgo.org

May 2
Dance
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Combining a wicked comic sense of humor with respect for true classical dance, the all-male, 16-member Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo dance a fine line between high art and high camp. This internationally beloved troupe of burly dancers, affectionately known as the “Trocks,” have been praised by The New Yorker for “delivering more bang for the buck than most other classical companies in America.” For decades, these turbo-charged ballerinas have delighted audiences with parodies of classical ballet. From Swan Lake and Le Corsaire to La Trovatiara and other signature pieces, their studied postures blend with over-the-top gestures and powerhouse technique to deliver performances that amuse at every level. With amazing flexibility, the strength of well-trained men, and the ability to spin like tops and balance on toes as swans, The Trocks have performed with prima ballerinas worldwide and become a mainstay of major dance and classical festivals everywhere. 8pm. $37.50 – $57.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

May 2
Music
Piano Slam 5
An Urban Classical Concert Featuring Miami’s Young Poets that makes Classical Music cool, young, and fun. Back for its 5th Season, Dranoff 2 Piano presents PIANO SLAM 5 – a Classical/Hip-Hop mash up featuring internationally acclaimed piano duo Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann mixing up Mozart, Messiaen, and Bach with the beats of DJ Brimstone 127 and the debut works of Miami’s hot young poets. Piano Slam is a fantastically hip musical showcase for the voices of Miami’s youth in an extraordinary collaboration of talented international and local artists. Directed by award-winning theater producer and playwright, Teo Castellanos. 7:30pm. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd: Miami. For info:

May 2
Art
Enchanted with Art – Collage
Enchanted with Art explores a variety of materials using nature as inspiration. Class meets at The Enchanted Forest Park in North Miami.  Enchanted with Art is open to all skill levels and all materials are provided. 10am – 12pm. $15. The Enchanted Forest Park, 1725 NE 135th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

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