To Do: April 4 to April 11

April 4
Art
Ballerina Event
Vernissage of Polish-French artist Dorota Bednarek. Meet the artist, intown for this event from France. Friends, art, luxury cars, life music entertainment, food, sweets and wine. 8 – 10pm. City Loft Art, 2200 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305-491-0492 or cityloftart.com

April 4
Music
Of Essence and Time
Of Essence and Time, a meeting of popular andalusian music, flamenco and traditional sephardic songs opens tonight. The concert is a collaboration between composer and guitarist Jose Luis Rodriguez (Spain), singer Susana Behar (Cuba/Venezuela) and dancer and choreographer Niurca Marquez (Cuba/USA). Violin Master Federico Britos (Uruguay) will join us along with Raynel Rivero (Cuba/USA) (double-bass), Reza Filsoofi (Iran) (setar and percussion) and Romulo Bernal (Ecuador/USA) (percussion). this very special concert breaks down borders to create a new musical and artistic space full of magic. 8:30pm. $25. Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: joseluisrodriguez67.blogspot.com

April 4
Art
Enchanted with Art
Enchanted with Art explores a variety of materials using nature as inspiration in  printmaking. Class meets at The Enchanted Forest Park and 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: mocamiami.org

April 4
Art
Santlov: Toys R Like Us
A unique exhibition featuring the work of photographer Santlov. Santlov is a Miami-based photographer/graphic artist and mastermind behind the viral ToysRLikeUs photography campaign.  His seemingly realistic photographs consist of widely recognized, iconic toy characters finding themselves in the midst of relatable everyday-like human scenarios – a style that uniquely synchronizes fantasy with reality. Having grown up in Miami, he became involved in art by way of graffiti as a teenager being heavily influenced by the Miami, NYC and London street art scenes and cultures.  His own participation in street art helped in developing and shaping the skills and styles he showcases in his works. The actual ToysRLikeUs concept, says Santlov, “was initially conceived to be a sort of parody…a way to poke fun at modern human trends and behaviors.”  Most of the scenes that Santlov captures feature actual toys he grew up playing with and speak to society’s dependence on technology, most notably smartphones, tablets and computers.  Despite this societal dependence on technology, he uses very little to no post-editing at all.  The purpose of his photographs is to push the limits of “realism” as far as possible. Santlov continues to challenge himself as an artist. The widespread support he has received and his commitment to sharing his unique creations means that this hungry, multi-talented contemporary artist is here to stay. Opening Reception tonight. 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Avant Gallery, 309 23rd St; Miami Beach. For info: avantgallery.com

April 5
Books
The Plot Against America
The Plot Against America takes the reader on an alternative history in which Franklin Delano Roosevelt is defeated in the presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh. The novel follows the fortunes of the Roth family during the Lindbergh presidency, as antisemitism becomes more accepted in American life and Jewish-American families like the Roth’s are persecuted on various levels. The narrator and central character in the novel is the young Philip and the care with which his confusion and terror are rendered makes the novel as much about the mysteries of growing up as about American politics. Roth based his novel on the isolationist ideas espoused by Lindbergh in real life as a spokesman for the America First Committee and his own experiences growing up in Newark, New Jersey. 7pm – 8pm. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.535.2644 or thewolf.fiu.edu.

April 5
Tour
Bayfront Architecture & Archaeology Tour
Walk along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay while learning about Miami’s history, from the Tequesta people to early pioneers and modern times. View art and architecture along the way to the Miami Circle archaeological site. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. 10am – 12pm. Bayfront Fountain, 301 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

April 5
Music
Laptops and Electronic Arts
FLEA (FIU Laptop & Electronic Acoustic) Ensemble is FIU’s newest musical group. The group performs exciting new work and reinterprets classics of the avant-garde by combining hi-fi and lo-fi technologies. Each piece offers new ways of (re)interpreting technology. The group’s repertoire has included pieces by Kristine H. Burns, Doug Van Nort, Alvin Lucier, David Dunn, Paula Matthusen, Gustavo Matamoros, Juraj Kojs, Erik DeLuca, David Tudor, Orlando Garica, Pauline Oliveros, Jacob David Sudol, Eliot Sharp, and Samuel Pluta. Led by Jacob David Sudol, current performers in the group include Brian Del Toro, Kyle Motl, Federico Bonacossa, Karla Gutierrez, Chelsea Bruno, and Daniel Yellin. 7pm – 8pm. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: wolfsonian.org

April 5
Music
Bajofondo
Friday night of the 11th Heineken TransAtlantic Festival brings electrotango giants Bajofondo to North Beach.  The group was formed by Argentine producer/composer Gustavo Santaollala and Uruguyan producer/DJ Juan Campodonico as a collective of the most creative young musicians on both sides of the Rio Plata.  Santaollala is a Oscar winning soundtrack composer, who has also been awarded Grammys, Golden Globes and other awards for his groundbreaking work with many leading Latin and rock artists.  The night opens with one of Miami’s most innovative groups, The Hongs. $23. 7pm. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave;  Miami Beach. For info: rhythmfoundation.com

April 6
Bomba Estereo
Music
In the raw sound of this Bogota-based group, classic Colombian rhythms like cumbia and champeta collide with club sounds – techno, hip hop, dub. Led by bassist producer Simon Mejia and featuring vocalist Li Samuet, they have in five years grown to become one of the most popular alt-Latino bands touring today. Their 2012 release Elegancia Tropical showcased an even greater sophistication to their signature sound. Zuzuka Ponderosa & Kush Arora: Carioca Bass artists based in Brooklyn and San Francisco, bringing the groovy baile funk dance rhythm north from Brazil. Opening set by electro-indie-dance group KRISP, one of Miami’s coolest young bands. The quartet is the rare South Florida band that unites all the music scene’s factions under one four-on-the-floor dance beat – downtown hipsters, singer-songwriter fans, club kids. The sound is danceable almost-disco organic rhythms with a dose of 80s Miami and Anglophile sounds, over funky retro synth loops, all live. 7pm. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: rhythmfoundation.com

April 6
Music
Music at MOCA
Founded in 1984, Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Studio has gained worldwide recognition as one of the leading operatic training programs in the United States. The program provides talented young singers and coach/accompanists with an opportunity to refine the skills developed during formal music education, targeting those areas necessary to develop a successful career in opera. This years performers will be present excerpts from the 2013 FGO 72nd season: La bohème, The Magic Flute and La sonnambula | La traviata. 2pm. Free. MOCA, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami.  For info: mocanomi.org

April 6
Tour
Cape Florida Lighthouse Photo Eco-Walk
Learn about the amazing history of the oldest structure in the county as you walk the trail with eco-historian Frank Schena, while photography teacher Karl Kozlowski helps you take the very best photos. See the flora and fauna as you are transported back in time to 1825. Hear about the creation of the park. Bring your picnic lunch. Advance reservations and payment required. $40. 9am – 12pm.  History Miami, 101 W Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org

April 6
Music
Savion Glover
Savion Glover, the two-time Tony Award-winning choreographer and dancer, will perform an exuberant tap extravaganza, SoLe Sanctuary. In this acclaimed and thrilling new production, Glover pays tribute to the great tap dancers of the 20th century, including Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines, who described Glover as “the greatest tap dancer that ever lived.” Glover stormed the dance world in the late 1980s, reinventing tap dancing with his hard-hitting style and improvisational choreography, a groundbreaking fusion of jazz, hip-hop, be-bop, and world music patterns and rhythms. At age 12, Glover made his Broadway debut as  The Tap Dance Kid. By 19, he had received the NEA Grant for Choreography, making him the youngest recipient ever. Glover went on to win a Tony Award for Best Choreography for Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, which also brought him an acting nomination. Other credits include Jelly’s Last Jam on Broadway and the films Tap and Spike Lee’s Bamboozled. He was also tap choreographer for the Oscar-winning film Happy Feet. 8pm. $50 – $125. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

April 6
Pets
Mega Pet Adoption
Every animal lover’s fantasy is coming true! Following the amazing success of 726 furr-ever, loving and happy homes found at the two Mega Adoption Events hosted last year, Miami’s Mega Pet Adoption Event is back again at Tropical park. Sponsored by ASPCA, the event will be held for 12 hours today without stopping – and will have more than 500 homeless animals of all breeds, sizes, colors and personalities, and all eager to find a forever home. The marathon adoption of puppies and kittens will kick-off the festivities. The ASPCA, the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and The Cat Network, together with rescue groups from all over South Florida, will host the event in  This is a family affair with a  Kid’s Arena, presented by Pet Supermarket, complete with fun games for children of all ages. Entertainment and refreshments by a variety of vendors and performers including A Kids Party Express, Belly Motions, Canine Counselors, Carioca Capoeira Miami, Dance Factory, DJ Stefano Paz, Dogzy Collars, GastroPod Mobile Gourmet, Grove Naturals, Glamour by J’s, Ms. Cheezious, PetSupermarket, PetsTrust, Sambrosa Food Truck, Sugar Yummy Mama, YOMO, Waffleosophy and more. Free. 9am – 9pm. Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Rd; Miami. For info: humanesocietymiami.org

April 6
Social
Be A Kid Again Gala
Miami Children’s Museum’s Be A Kid Again Gala features exceptional live entertainment, luxurious auctions and a culinary experience unlike any other. Premier Sponsors for the event are Alan Potamkin and Brigett Rok and the Fairholme Foundation.  Presenting Sponsors are Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz, Coastal Construction Group and the Miami Marlins/David Samson.  The event is chaired by Mike and Chris Weinberg. This year’s theme, the Blues Brothers’ “We’re on a Mission” will celebrate exceptional educational programming of MCM and showcase a far out live auction hosted by popular celebrities Dave Barry and Paul Castronovo. The night will also feature a one of a kind Silent Auction. Guests will groove the night away to a spectacular multimedia stage production by Jake and Elwood Blues Revue, the complete Blues Brothers tribute. Guests will feel like a kid again from the moment they enter the Museum. The night kicks off with a not to be missed cocktail reception inside the Museum’s galleries filled with an extensive silent auction, featuring a wine section with exclusive lots from all over the world.  Don’t miss the taste tempting array of treats that bring to life all the iconic Chicagoland locations from the movie.  Chow down at Aretha Franklin’s Soul Café! Get a Musical food transfusion at Ray Charles’ Music Exchange and Play Ball with the food at Wrigley Field. 6:30pm. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway; Miami. For info: miamichildrensmuseum.org.

April 6
Festival
Forgiato Fest
The general consensus was that Forgiato Fest encompassed the largest gathering of elite custom vehicles at any car show in years in addition to some pretty dope performers on stage. This year’s fest will include killer cars and music from Ace Hood, Brianna Perry and Freddie Gibbs. 3pm – 9pm. $30. or VIP $75. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: forgiatofest.com

April 6
Music
From Darkness Comes the Light
Zuill Bailey returns to the stage to perform the famed and intimate Cello Concerto of Elgar. Brahm’s Second seemed to bloom as spontaneously as a spring blossom in a forest glade. Its genial, outgoing character sets it apart from Brahms’s three other symphonies; this is the one understandably regarded as his “pastoral” symphony, and it is surely the most directly endearing of the four. The Rosamunde Overture is one of Schubert’s finest instrumental works and opens this season’s final Master Concerts. 8pm. $35.00 – $55. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: southfloridasymphony.org

April 6
Dance
Step Afrika!
Discover the world of stepping with Step Afrika! Like a tap dance without shoes, or a band without instruments, stepping is percussive dance that uses kicks, stomps, claps and chants – all linked to African and modern dance traditions.  As the first professional company devoted to stepping, DC’s world –renowned Step Afrika! brings’ high-energy performance to the stage:  a feast for both the eyes and ears. 8pm. $15 – $10. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: smdcac.org or 786-573-5300

April 6
Music
Krautrock
Artist Kevin Arrow and Musician Romulo Del Castillo present an audio and visual experience on Krautrock, an umbrella term for the rock and electronic experimental music that originated in Germany in the late 1960s. The term is a result of the English-speaking world’s reception of the music at the time and not a reference to any one particular scene, style, or movement, as many who came to be known as krautrock artists were not familiar with one another. Largely divorced from the traditional blues and rock & roll influences of British and American rock music up to that time, the period contributed to the evolution of electronic dance and ambient music as well as the birth of post-punk, alternative rock and New Age music. Key artists associated with the tag include Can, Amon Düül II, Ash Ra Tempel, Faust, Popol Vuh, Cluster, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Neu!, and Kraftwerk. This presentation will be accompanied by the technical support of Mark Bennett, Robert Cruz, Dylan Römer and Barron Sherer. 7pm. $8. Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave; Miami. For info: miamiartmuseum.org or 305.375.4073.

April 6
Opera
Carmen
An Opera in Four Acts with Music by George Bizet from the Miami Lyric Opera. The story is set in a sultry Seville, Spain, around 1830, and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful Gipsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos the corporal Don José, an inexperienced soldier. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads him to murder Carmen. 8pm. $25 -$45. Gusman, 174 East Flagler St; Miami. For info: gusmancenter.org

April 6
Music
Concerto Showcase
Get to know our talented Fellows as a select few take the spotlight in this pair of unforgettable all-concerto concerts. Tito Muñoz, conductor with the New World Symphony soloists. Program: Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Weber: Andante and Hungarian Rondo, Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Bottesini: Gran Duo Concertante. $69 – $106. 8pm. New World Center,

April 6
Music
The Hip Hop Symphony
The Hip Hip Symphony,a musical extravaganza, is comprised of 13 urban street dancers accompanied by a 20 piece orchestra, a 5 piece rock band and a small choir, covers a full spectrum of musical genres from several different eras and cultures. From the Pablo Malco Foundation and Pfuzion Dance Theatre. 7pm. $20 – $60. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: PabloMalcoFoundation.org.

April 7
Tour
Secrets of Simpson Park Eco-Walk
Join eco-historian Frank Schena and explore Simpson Park, named after Dr. Charles Torrey Simpson and once partly owned by William Brickell. The park is a remnant of the original tropical hardwood forest that extended along Biscayne Bay from the Miami River to Coconut Grove. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. 9am – 11am. History Miami, 101 W Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org

April 7
Music
Too Marvelous For Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer
Award-winning recording artist Lee Lessack delivers in a powerhouse evening as he sings his way through the heartwarming music of Georgia’s favorite son, Johnny Mercer. Lessack brings Mercer to life weaving heretofore unknown stories with such timeless tunes as Moon River, Autumn Leaves, Black Magic, My Shining Hour, Come Rain or Come Shine and many more. Lee Lessack’s graceful lyric baritone vocals and sophisticated yet endearing persona have made him a shining star of the international cabaret scene. Touring extensively in the United States and Europe to sold-out performances and releasing five albums, Lessack has proven himself both as performer and recording artist. 3pm. $34.50 & $38.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

April 8
Books
Andy Cohen
Meet Andy Cohen discussing Most Talkative (St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.99) and featuring Q&A with Associate Professor of Communication John Soliday. Cohen takes readers behind the scenes of his life and work, truly one and the same, to tell the story of his rise from a TV-adoring kid who always had a copy of People magazine at his side while growing up, to an Emmy Award–winning executive and producer of Bravo’s top-rated shows—including Top Chef, The Real Housewives franchise, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Project Runway, Shear Genius and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, among others—as well as the on-air host of Watch What Happens Live (a dream come true, after 22 years of being told he’d never be on air because of his wandering left eye). Aside from serving as a manual on how to make it in the television industry, Cohen’s book also draws a portrait of a loving family and parents who supported his passions (he has the daily letters from camp to prove it) and stood by his side when he “came out” about his homosexuality in college. 7:30pm. University of Miami School of Communication, 1245 Dauer Dr; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

April 8
Exhibit
Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age
On Saturday morning, March 18, 1922 – two years after American women received the right to vote – Judith Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, became the first American girl to mark her bat mitzvah during a public worship service. With this revolutionary act, she and her father initiated what would become the widespread American Jewish practice of bat mitzvah. To mark the 90th anniversary of Judith Kaplan’s bat mitzvah, the National Museum of American Jewish History and Moving Traditions collaborated to organize a traveling exhibition, Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age, featuring the remarkable story of how, in less than a century, individual girls, their parents and rabbis challenged and changed communal values and practice to institute this now widely observed Jewish ritual. $18. 6pm – 9pm. Jewish Museum, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com

April 8
Tour
Hungry for History: Pace Park and Miami Woman’s Club
Join guide Sylvia Gurinsky on a walking tour, also utilzing downtown transportation, to the historic Miami Woman’s Club designed by August Geiger, and Pace Park. Hear about women in Miami’s history along the way, and learn of the club’s role in creating the local library system. Find out about the park’s “Legacy Thrones.” Advance reservations and payment required. $25. 11am – 1pm. History Miami, 101 W Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org

 April 9
Theatre
The Addams Family
The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. “A visually satisfying, rib-tickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!” according to Toronto Post City, this magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa, choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch with production supervision by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you. $39.50 – $119.50. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

April 10
Music
Taylor Swift
The Red Tour is the ongoing third concert tour by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The tour, which will visit stadiums and arenas in North America, supports her fourth studio album Red. Swift performs many acoustic songs on  tour and in each city, Swift checks Twitter, Facebook, and her own website to see which one of her songs fans wanted her to play that evening. Swift has sung a different acoustic song on each night, saying it allowed her to be “spontaneous” in an otherwise well-rehearsed show. Ed Sheeran opens. 7pm. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: aaarena.com

April 10
Books
In Conversation: Peter de Jonge & James Patterson
In the 80’s, Peter de Jonge worked as a copywriter at J. Walter Thompson, a large advertising agency that was essentially run by James Patterson. During this time, Jonge wasn’t a particularly inspired copywriter, because most of his energy went into the work he was doing on the side, writing features he was starting to publish in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, etc. Patterson, who was just starting to make a name for himself as a writer of thrillers, noticed these articles and one day he knocked on the door of de Jonge’s little office, stepped in and closed the door behind him. Jonge thought he was about to get fired. Instead, Patterson asked if he wanted to write a novel with him. The book, Miracle on the 17th Green, marked Patterson’s first attempt at using a co-author. The two went on to write Beach Road and Beach House together and over the years, have become good friends. Tonight, they reunite for a conversation about crime fiction. Darlene O’Hara—the brilliant, hard-living, obsessive, and somewhat self-destructive detective introduced in Peter de Jonge’s acclaimed crime fiction masterwork Shadows Still Remain—returns in Buried on Avenue B (Harper, $25.99). An edgy and suspenseful noir thriller, Buried on Avenue B traverses the gritty landscape of New York’s Lower East Side and the more sordid corners of Sarasota, Florida, as a gruesome and unexpected discovery, in a makeshift Alphabet City grave, heats up a 17-year-old cold case. Patterson calls Darlene O’Hara “one of the freshest, hippest detective creations in many a year.” The event will be followed by a book signing with Patterson and de Jonge. 7:30pm. Free. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

April 19
Lecture
The Times They Are A Changin’
Gain insight into the most influential artists working today with MOCA’s Contemporary Art Boot Camp. MOCA Executive Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater shares her perspectives on contemporary art based on her own original research. Curious about contemporary art? These lectures by MOCA curators and art professionals cover key figures, themes and movements in contemporary art. 7pm. $15. MOCA, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami.  For info: mocanomi.org

April 10
Art
Girls vs. Boys
The concept of this show is pretty old fashioned and simple. Four gals and four blokes contribute their best work in an epic art face off. It is a fact of life that human beings of the female and male variety, often see things differently. This show is an interesting example of how eight talented artists, each with their own unique style, can all be different and equally great at the same time. Girls:
Sashiko “wishcandy” Yuen, Mab Graves, Danielle Estefan and Erika Taguchi-Newton. Boys: Ryan Hungerford, Tripper Dungan, Greg Kletsel and Aurian Redson. Through April 20. Inside/upstairs at TATE’S Comics, 4566 North University Dr; Lauderhill. For info: 954-748-0181 or bearandbird.com

April 11
Theatre
The Savannah Disputation
The Savannah Disputation is a heaven-sent comedy drenched in southern charm, infused with a pinch of hellfire and a dollop of damnation. Two daffy Catholic sisters find themselves in a verbal smack down with a door-to-door evangelist in their own home. Crackling with wit and brimming with emotion, what enfolds is an up-to-the-minute comedy about organized religion, faith and morals in the not-so-United States. 7:30pm. $45. Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

April 11
Lecture
Behind the Canvas with Inez Hollander
Join Miami Mosaic artist Inez Hollander for a special “behind the canvas” look at her unique drawing technique. Hollander will give a short talk on the inspiration and development of her personal and colorful work followed by a live drawing demonstration, highlighting the technique used in many of the portraits in the exhibit. 7pm. Jewish Museum, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com

April 11
Art
Eve Sussman
Join us in celebrating the opening of Eve Sussman, The exhibit is a presentation of the video artist’s recent projects. This exhibition will present two major video installations, including an entirely new exploration of her noted film Rape of the Sabine Women. A feature-length video-musical, Rape of the Sabine Women is a contemporary reinterpretation of the eponymous Roman legend. Presented in a traditional five act operatic format set in the 1960s, each of the film’s acts takes place in different locations, including Berlin’s Pergamon Museum and Tempelhof Airport, Athens’ Agora meat market, a classic modern 60?s dream house overlooking the Aegean and Athens’ Herodion Theatre. For this exhibition, Sussman and her team have reedited the film, and she is presenting it in a five-part installation, where each act of the film runs simultaneously in separate spaces. Also on view will be her 89 Seconds at Alcázar, a twelve-minute film based on the Diego Velazquez’s enigmatic Las Meninas, 1656. In her work, Sussman uses film to elucidate the circumstances of the exact moment that the painting aims to portray. By using a 360º Steadicam, Sussman is able to probe the quotidian scene that has become immortalized in one of Western culture’s most-discussed paintings. In addition to these video works, Sussman will present photographic stills from these films alongside historical portraits from the collection of the Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info:

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