August 15 to August 22

August 16
Theatre
Slava’s Snow Show
It’s Snowtime in Miami! Following sold-out engagements in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Barcelona, Madrid, London, New York and a record-breaking run at the Ziff Ballet Opera House five years ago, the internationally acclaimed Slava’s Snowshow returns to Miami tonight. A cross between Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group, this entertainment phenomenon takes audiences on an alluring 90-minute journey that is “pure magic…an evening of enchantment and fun. The breathtaking show created by Slava, the original Cirque du Soleil’s clown genius, is an awesome theatrical experience and a profoundly moving spectacle full of vibrant wondrous images, delightful comedy, enchanting music and snow — lots and lots of snow. Through August 25. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

August 16
Art
F@B fridays@thebass
Audience participation improv night. Have fun “acting out” in the awesome galleries of the museum. 7pm. $10. Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave; Miami Beach. For info:

August 16
Music
Big Night In Little Haiti
How can we describe the indescribable? This will be the first time in history that a traditional maracatu group from Recife, Brazil tours the USA.  Estrelha Brilante will be  joined by NYC based Brazilian group Nation Beat.  And when they stop in Miami, they meet Haiti in an explosion of marching music at A Tale Of 2 Nations.  Rasin Lakay brings the percussion and horns of Haitian roots music into the mix, live from the heart of Little Haiti. Founded in 1906, Estrela Brilhante is one of the most renowned traditional maracatu groups in the world. Led by the legendary Mestre Walter and Queen Dona Marivalda, Estrela Brilhante has performed throughout Brazil and Europe, with numerous Carnival competition championship titles in Recife, including 2012 and 2013.  Maracatu de baque virado is a dynamic rhythm from the northeast of Brazil, propulsive and dramatic, steeped in African and Indigenous traditions with religious overtones. Its massive percussion groups and dancers lead the way for the king, queen, princess, and crowds of revelers who follow the rhythm of the music and the movement of the court. Between bands, DJ Mack of Mizikpam.com will play. 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. Free. 6pm – 10pm. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr; Miami. For info:

August 16
Shop
Jakmel Mix Market
Experience alternative shopping with innovative wares produced and designed locally. The eco-conscious approach is the signature of the event, as well as the mixing of healthy and organic food with raw dancing and music performances to entertain and close the experience. This fun fest runs the third Sat. of every month until December 21. Free. Jakmel Art Gallery, 2701 NW 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: judepapalokothegenus.com or 786-312-5947

August 16
Music
Palo! 10Year Anniversary
PALO! was formed in 2003 when Steve Roitstein invited fellow musicians Leslie Cartaya (vocals), Philbert Armenteros (vocals, percussion), Ed Calle (sax) and Raymer Olalde (vocals, percussion) to join him in an improvised musical experiment combining Cuban music with funk beats. PALO! immediately began a residency at Hoy como Ayer, one of the area’s best live music clubs. They soon started performing in many other area venues. PALO! has been featured at events such as Carnaval on the Mile, Art in the Park, the Amigos For Kids Charity, Miami Book Fair, Arsht Center Fall for the Arts, and the Miami Music Festival. PALO! has performed for packed houses at New York’s legendary SOB’s, Ryles Jazz Club and Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston, and the Chicago Folk and Roots Festival. The band often appears at venues throughout South Florida. Their first CD, “This Is Afro-Cuban Funk” is available on gopalo.com as well as in music stores, on iTunes and other digital stores. They will celebrate their tenth anniversary tonight at Pax. Head over for Cuban food from El Rey De Las Fritas,  Azucar Ice Cream, free PALO! t-shirt to the first 100 people. DJ Le Spam. 9pm. Free. PAX, 337 SW 8 St; Miami. For info: paxmiami.com

August 16
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. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler, Miami. For info:  305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

August 16
Art
Art Club for Adults
The mission of this program is to stimulate creativity and provide an opportunity for discussions about art and life. Each week features a different program or activity for the class. 7pm. $8. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave; For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

August 16
Film
Hannah Arendt
In the award-winning Hannah Arendt, the sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for a brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker-controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils-introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. 6:50pm. & 9pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; For info: mbcinema.com

August 16
Festival
Optic Nerve XV
MOCA’s annual film festival featuring short films by emerging artists and filmmakers. Films by selected finalists will be screened at 7 and 9 p.m. One of the films will be purchased for the museum’s permanent collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami; For info: 305-893-6211 or mocanomi.org

August 16
Sport
South Beach Bike Week
Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country will gather in South Beach to celebrate the largest motorcycle event in South Florida with contests, parties, and a bevy of events like a wet T-shirt contest, Miami Heat dancer meet & greet/motorcycle wash, oyster eating contest and a pool party.  There’ll be cruising, tattoo battling, volleyball playing, airbrushing and all kinds of vendors peddling hog swag. Clevelander Hotel, 1020 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: southbeachbikeweek.com

August 17
Music
The Killers
The Killers are back! After a 4 year tour hiatus, the four band-mates will reunite and bring their ‘Battle Born Tour’ to AmericanAirlines Arena tonight. The Killers have proven to be as popular as ever with most of their tour dates selling out immediately. Their newest album ’Battle Born” has received high praises and fans can expect an amazing show featuring songs from the new album and old Killer favorites. 8pm. $32 – $62. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: aaarena.com.

August 17
Art
Blake Fisher
While in Europe, Blake concentrated mostly on editorial fashion, but shot some fine art as well. When he moved back to the states in 1993, and settled in Miami, and continued to work commercially and on fine art photography ever since. Stop by and see his work now through December 2013. Jakmel Art Gallery, 2701 NW 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: judepapalokothegenus.com

August 17
Music
Sid Samberg
Hailing from Chicago, composer and pianist Sid Samberg performs his ornate and mesmerizing original works, alongside those of various contemporaries and predecessors. 7:30pm. $25.  Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 305-674-1040

August 17
Film
I’m So Excited
When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves. A technical failure has endangered the lives of the people on board Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. 4pm & 8pm. O Cinema Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 786-565-FILM

August 17
Theatre
Chris MacDonald
Thirty-Six years ago, we lost one of the greatest entertainers and pop culture icons of our time. Come celebrate the life and music of Elvis Presley, when Elvis Tribute Artist Chris MacDonald presents his tribute, Memories of Elvis in Concert. An accomplished and experienced entertainer, he has performed in the famous Legends in Concert stage productions in Branson and at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. He has also appeared with Elvis’ own original back up group, the Jordanaires and D.J Fontana. His full production show has consistently sold out venues throughout the U. S, including: Las Vegas, Branson, New York, Maryland, Orlando and South Florida. Adding to the authenticity of his tribute, MacDonald has the ultimate honor of being the “Only Tribute Artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel”. His show is not an overdone impersonation. It is a natural, heartfelt tribute to an All-American Legend. Tonight’s production is a big Las Vegas-style show with a full production 8-piece band, dancers and singers as MacDonald leads the celebration of the life and music of the King of Rock-n-Roll .This tribute shares the incredible story of “the shy humble country boy who became the King of Rock–n-Roll” through highlights of several stages of his iconic career: the early years, the movies, the black leather ’68 comeback and the white fringe ’70 Vegas concerts. $45. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

August 17
Workshop
Demystifying the Art of Proposal Writing
Whether you are in the midst of a proposal and want feedback, or you want to delve into writing proposals for your projects, this workshop will provide a hands-on approach to the process. Through a combination of writing exercises, discussions, and a mock panel, you will gain first-hand experience in the grant writing and grant making process. This workshop taught by ArtCenter’s Artistic Director, Susan Caraballo, is designed to inspire and educate artists of all disciplines and to help them advance their careers. $40. 1pm – 6pm. ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 305-674-8278 or artcentersf.org

August 17
Art
Tatiana Suarez
The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project will celebrate its 10th mural with Tatiana Suarez.  This milestone coincides with the public art program’s one-year anniversary.  Suarez – a champion in the male-dominated street art genre – plans to bring her decidedly girlish, enchanted beings to the Downtown Hollywood cityscape.  Slated during monthly ArtWalk tonight, she will be joining an elite group of contributors including Jessy Nite, Eddie Mendieta, 2alas, Michelle Weinberg and Rob Robi. This commission marks the Miami-native’s return from New York to her studio space in South Florida, on the heels of her recent release of custom-designed Reebok Classics for Cool J’s. Suarez portrays dreamlike interpretations of human qualities in her figurative paintings, often ornamented with icons such as plants and tropical insects from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian roots. She mixes rich colors to depict beings with soft features, made exceptional with wide glistening eyes and exaggerated features. Subjects appear as if they are under water, frozen in stillness. At once innocent and eerie, these doe-eyed figures exude sexual overtones: beauty is presented with the exotic to create fantastical narratives. The Artwalk is replete with live music, exceptional dining and opening exhibitions at more than a dozen participating establishments. 7pm – 10pm. Live Music District, 2020 Harrison St; Hollywood. For info: hollywoodcra.org

August 17
Music
Xperimento
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 Reggae Urban Soul”.  Their electric performances and catchy-upbeat songs get the attention of everyone who listens and dances to their unique rhythm. Xperimento was formed by the Director of the band, Emiliano “Chefunk” Torres, who decided to gather professional musicians to play live and experiment with diverse genres. Each member brings a special flavor to the equation by mixing different Latin rhythms, thanks to their backgrounds from Argentina, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Colombia. The members have been playing live for over two years, but they have known each other for almost ten years from the music scene in Miami. Check facebook for your door password. 10pm. $10. PAX, 337 SW 8 St; Miami. For info: paxmiami.com

August 18
Festival
17th Brazilian Film Fest
For 17 consecutive years the Brazilian Film Festival has brought together the latest Brazilian audiovisual productions. Comedies, dramas, and lots of action will fill the screens of the Colony Theatre. The special program CINEFOOT at the Miami Beach Cinemetheque will feature films paying tribute to Brazil’s greatest passion: Soccer. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach and Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; For info: brazilianfilmfestival.com

August 18
Tour
Coral Rocks – Bike and Swim!
Join Museum Director Christine Rupp on this charming bike tour to find out why is  Coral” Gables called “Coral” Gables?! Tour the earliest homes of the Gables, all built of local coral rock. Each craft style, historic building tells a story. This bike route is short and shady – great for families. Bring a swim suit, refreshments, and a bike lock because this ride ends at Venetian Pool, a former coral rock quarry! Fun, educational bicycle tours through The City Beautiful every 3rd Sunday of every month. Each tour offers a different theme and route! Bike rentals and helmets. $10. 11am. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: coralgablesmuseum.org

August 18
Tour
Seagrass Adventure
Drag a net in the seagrass and who knows what you may come up with. There’s sea life of all shapes and sizes living in the seagrass right outside our doors. From seahorse to sea urchin, pipefish to starfish, the variety of sea life is amazing. Your naturalist guide will identify each species, making sure everyone gets a good look-see before gently releasing the catch. These seagrass beds are a rich ecosystem. It’s wading fun for the whole family, with netfulls of surprises. Wear closed toe shoes that can get wet and get ready for waist deep wading. Bring a change of clothes if riding home with a dry bottom is important to you. $14. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd; Key Biscayne. For info: biscaynenaturecenter.org or 305-361-6767

August 18
Music
Kiss
Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973.[1] Well known for its members’ black and white face paint and flamboyant stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid to late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits and pyrotechnics. Kiss have typically been classified under the genres of hard rock and heavy metal throughout most of their existence. Most of their ’70s albums, particularly in the period from 1974 to 1977, featured a hard rock or classic heavy metal style. In 1983, with the removal of their trademark makeup, the band began incorporating elements of glam metal into their sound and visual image. Later, in the early 1990s, their sound grew heavier and abandoned the glam metal sound. Since then, the band has stuck to their roots. 7pm. $79 – $169. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: 954.797.5531

August 18
Tour
Little Havana Cuban Cuisine and Culture Walk
Join guide Pepe Menendez on this delightful personalized tour and sample cafe cubano and fruit. Learn the secrets of the ceiba tree, visit a botanica, see cigars hand-rolled, and explore Domino Park and neighborhood social clubs. Optional lunch afterward at Cuban restaurant. Advance reservations and payment required. Limit 15. 9am – 11am. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler, Miami. For info:  305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

August 18
Music
Ivete Sangalo
The powerhouse singer from Juazeiro, Bahia is currently touring in support of her tenth solo CD, ’Real Fantasia,” released October 2012. The CD showcases the versatile and contagious style of the artist between axe music from Bahia, pop and ballads. The Real Fantasia tour presents several innovations. The new repertoire mixes songs from the CD and Ivete’s greatest hits, many with new arrangements. The selections were made with the help of fans, who sent suggestions via Twitter. The show also features new choreography and new glamorous costumes. Fans can look forward to interactivity during this concert event as cameras will capture images of Ivete’s band and audience for broadcast on the giant LED screen to meld the backdrop of the show and the content of the show and make each performance unique.

August 20
Social
Pop Quiz with J.R.
Think you’re smarter after 1 pint? Imagine how smart you’ll be after 3! So, rally your smartest friends (i.e. favorite drinking buddies) and join us every Tuesday for Pub Quiz. Great questions, powered by Brainstormer, great drinks and weekly prizes. 8pm. Free.Fado, 900 South Miami Ave; Miami. For info: 786-924-0972

August 20
Lecture
Locust Roundtables: Michael Jon Radziewicz
Locust Roundtables is an ongoing series of open discussion on topics in contemporary art proposed and moderated by members of the art community in Miami and beyond. Tonight’s Roundtable is with Michael Jon Radziewicz entitled My Other Car Is A Ford Taurus with A Lamborghini Engine: Detroit and Miami As Unlikely Concept Car. 7pm – 8:30pm. Free. Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Ave; For info:

August 20
Books
Mark Epstein — The Trauma of Everyday Life
Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness impact us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic. Western psychology teaches that if we understand the cause of trauma, we might move past it, while many drawn to Eastern practices see meditation as a means of rising above, or distancing themselves from, their most difficult emotions. Both, Mark Epstein argues, fail to recognize that trauma is an indivisible part of life. It takes many forms but spares no one. When we regard trauma with this perspective, understanding that suffering is universal and without logic, our pain connects us to the world on a more fundamental level. The way out is through. Epstein’s discovery begins in his analysis of the life of Buddha, looking to how the death of his mother informed his path and teachings. The Buddha’s spiritual journey can be read as an expression of primitive agony grounded in childhood trauma. Yet the Buddha’s story is only one of many in The Trauma of Everyday Life. Here, Epstein looks to his own experience, that of his patients’, and of the many fellow sojourners and teachers he encounters as a psychiatrist and Buddhist. They are alike only in that they share in trauma, large and small, as all of us do. Epstein finds throughout that trauma, if it doesn’t destroy us, wakes us up to both our minds’ own capacity and to the suffering of others. It makes us more human, caring, and wise. It can be our greatest teacher, our freedom itself, and it is available to all of us. Epstein is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy, including Thoughts Without a Thinker and Psychotherapy Without the Self. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University. Epstein will read from and sign his book tonight. 8pm. Free. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

August 21
Lecture
Sharing the Secrets of Shona Art
The Chapungu sculptures that currently grace the Garden are exquisite and beautiful but the stories behind them are what make them truly great works of art. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden invites you to a special presentation on the fascinating people who carved these impressive monoliths, as told by the Fairchild Tropical Garden’s Volunteer of the Year, Bob Petzinger. 6pm. Free. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

August 21
Art
ArtLab at the Lowe
The exhibition From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panama, explores connections within the Lowe’s collection of molas, or traditional blouses, and pre-Columbian ceramic and stone objects from the Gran Cocle and Gran Chiriqui cultures. Curated by students in ARH 511 under the direction of Dr. Traci Ardren, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology. 10am. – 4pm. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr; Coral Gables. For info:

August 21
Lecture
A Closer Look
This talk focuses on Joseph Cornell’s Untitled, 1963, and will explore its cultural context. Led by Jessica Kennedy, Assistant Curator of Education. 1pm – 2:15pm. Free. Norton Museum Of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

August 22
Film
Stealing Klimt
The exclusive Florida premiere of Stealing Klimt screens tonight. The critically acclaimed film tells the dramatic story of the decades long struggle by Maria Altmann, a Viennese Jew, to recover five Gustav Klimt original paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis in 1938. The paintings, including the famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, had been hanging in the Austrian National Gallery since 1945. This David and Goliath saga chronicles Maria’s early life in glittering fin-de-siècle Vienna, her dramatic escape from Nazi terror, and her courageous fight to recover the five Klimts against all odds. The screening will be preceded by a light reception in Bessie’s Bistro with “Posters from the Hans Sachs Collection,” an exhibit featuring 21 posters that had been looted by Nazis. Reception courtesy of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. 6:30pm – 9pm. $10. JMOF-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305-672-5044 or jewishmuseum.com.

August 22
Film
Spark: A Burning Man Story
Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams. Spark takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the “default world,” we wonder which dreams can survive.Spark: A Burning Man Story brings audiences behind-the-scenes of the legendary celebration, shining a light on the triumphs and challenges of the artists fighting harsh realities to keep their ideals of unbridled freedom and community alive. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: 305-571-9970

August 22
Social
Art After Dark
Art After Dark is an evening of fun experiences to entice and interest partygoers. The evening begins with a live indie-rock performance by Franscene as well as a classical-indie acoustic performance from duo Raggy Monster. 5-9pm. Take a tour featuring Color and Expression and Landscape at 5:30pm. At 6pm is Tea 101, a sampling Organic Teas with Barbara the Tea Specialist of The Orchid Tea Room.  Sketchbook Thursdays is a Color My World: Light and Emotion. 6-8pm. Also at 6:30pm take e a tour of the current exhibit on view, Landscape Paintings. For dinner, served from 5-8:30pm  Fratelli Lyon offers an à la carte dinner menu. Evening runs from 5pm – 9pm. Free. Norton Museum Of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

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