Women in The Moon
Two years after revolutionizing the science fiction film with his epic Metropolis, director Fritz Lang revisited the genre with an ambitious spectacle that dramatizes the first lunar expedition. Rather than a flight of pure fantasy, Lang, screenwriter Thea von Harbou and a group of technical consultants conceived a modernized “Trip to the Moon” grounded in state-of-the-art astrophysics. Spiced with romance and espionage (including a network of diabolical super-spies straight out of Lang’s Mabuse films), Woman in the Moon was one of the most influential science fiction films of its era. Newly restored from 35mm archival elements, this edition includes more footage than any version previously seen in the U.S. 8pm. MB Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com
Out in the Tropics
Out in the Tropics, a GLTBQ Contemporary performing arts festival brings a full range of award-winning, contemporary GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) artists and arts events to the Beach. The festival kicks off tonight with an Artists’ reception and bilingual panel discussion with OITT Festival artists Taylor Mac, Carmelita Tropicana, Nelda Castillo and Mariela Brito. 7pm. Free. Miami Beach LGBT Visitor’s Center, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.674.1040 or fundarte.us
Yovani Bauta & Toa Castellanos
Don’t miss a lively discussion between artists Yovani Bauta and Toa Castellanos. The conversation is presented in conjunction with Invisible Presence, Bauta’s solo exhibition currently on view at the Museum. Bauta is a Cuban born, American Painter. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Invisible Presence is an exhibition of recent works, including a new interactive installation, Head in the Bathroom, which explores levels of privacy and false senses of security. Castellanos was born in Cuba, grew up in the Midwest, lived extensively in Colombia, South America, and currently lives and works in Miami. Her multidisciplinary work derives from her interest and research in displacement, exile, homelessness and female position in society. Toa is currently a resident artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex. Free. 6pm. MDC Museum of Art + Design, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305-237-7725
Lorena Guillen Vaschetti
The work of Lorena Guillén Vaschetti will feature in a solo exhibition that fills both gallery rooms of Alma Fine Art. Vaschetti’s work consists of 27 photographs edited from old slides of family photos. These slides had been thrown away by the artist’s mother and only one precious box was recovered. Included in this exhibition are the objects that Vaschetti found in the box along with the slides. Her work is based on the selection and edition of the photograph. She introduces an effect of blur that is minimal and yet effective, driving the viewer’s attention to the desired point. Her process if the channel through which the images travel from documents of history into a state of present-time photographs with a message. Vaschetti was born in Argentina in 1974, where she currently lives. She studied Architecture and Anthropology in the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). In 2004 Lorena started dedicating herself to the photographic arts. Since then her photographic work has been featured in numerous and has been exhibited throughout Latin America, the United States and Europe. Opening Reception tonight 7pm – 9pm. Alma Fine Art, 2242 NW 1st Place, Wynwood Miami. For info: 305-576-1150 or almafineart.com
Make funky wire sculpture and jewelry at F@B fridays at the Bass. Exhibitions on view, film screenings, art lectures, + projects and more. 7pm. $10. Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: bassmuseum.org
Egine inherited the gift of music on a genetic level. Her father is an accomplished Bass player & her mother is a singer and a vocal instructor. Egine and her family left the natural, financial and political unrest in her native Armenia at the age of three and migrated to Russia. Her musical instruction started shortly thereafter at the age of 7 and continued through high school and saw her ultimately enroll at the State Music College of Pop & Jazz Arts in Moscow. While at college Egine was honored with the coveted Young Talents of Russia Award. She completed her extensive music studies with a vocal emphasis, and graduated with honors. Her newest album Moon Of Dreams featuring T-Pain was released April 3 on iTunes, Amazon and digital vendors worldwide. With unsurpassed production value, vivid imagery and a flair for the dramatic the Moon of Dreams Music Video had over 500,000 views in 2 days and has now reached Millions in a matter of weeks. She hits Miami for one night only tonight. 8pm. The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St; Miami. For info:
Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr. In the late ’80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title “Father of Trash Television.” Was his show a platform for the working man or an incubator for Snooki and The Situation? Ironbound Films’ ‘Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie’ dissects the mind and motivation of television’s most notorious agitator. Évocateur features interviews with Herman Cain, Pat Buchanan, Chris Elliott, Gloria Allred, Sally Jessy Raphael, Alan Dershowitz, Curtis Sliwa, and Richard Bey. Never-before-seen footage reveals Downey’s behind-the-scenes fistfights and foibles. Animation recreates the legends of Downey that bounce between executive nightmare and schoolboy fantasy. Directed By Daniel A. Miller & Jeremy Newberger. 9pm. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: 305-571-9970 or OCinema.org.
One Night Stand: The Art Book Review
An evening of art books, cocktails, and music. For this One Night Stand, Bookleggers, the Miami-based mobile library presents The Art Book Review, the LA-based art book organization that encourages guests to take art books in exchange for writing reviews about them. 7pm -10pm. Free. Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Ave; Miami. For info: 305-576-8570 or
Gordon Gumshoe – Fairytale Detective
Throughout Fairytale Forest, vital pieces of treasured tales have gone missing. Unless they turn up soon, the stories will be lost forever! Join in the fun as Gordon Gumshoe navigates the caper of a lifetime – complete with twists, crazy characters, hi-jinks, and a surprise ending. Gordon depends upon his audience of Junior Detectives to point out clues, deliver messages, and maybe even save the day. From the Fantasy Theatre Factory. 3pm. Free. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr; For info: ftfshows.com
Cesar Millan Live!
A self-taught expert, he is widely known for his television series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, now in its ninth season and broadcast in more than eighty countries worldwide. Prior to The Dog Whisperer series, Millan focused on rehabilitating especially aggressive dogs and founded the Dog Psychology Center in South Los Angeles. Millan’s first three books, including Cesar’s Way, all became New York Times best sellers, have cumulatively sold two million copies in the US. Millan’s most important tool in both his success with dogs and business has sometimes been attributed to a personal sense of balance. Millan’s talk will include his dog Junior as well as live demonstrations with a variety of breeds and an audience Q&A session. 8pm – 10pm. $42 – $100. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com
Join The Wolfsonian for a trip to Paradise Organic Farms in Homestead, which includes a tour of the farm along with a vegetarian lunch made with farm-grown produce. The tour is held in conjunction with the exhibition Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen. While the exhibition considers the rise of mass production and mass distribution in the food industry, the trip to the farm is representative of the growing backlash against the industrialization of food. The farm, established by Gabriele Marewski in 1999, is a certified organic, vegetarian, showcase farm where the crops are organized according to principles of sacred geometry and feng shui. The tour consists of a walk of the farm and learning about its methods and philosophy. The farm’s layout is centered on a circle of beds and a gazebo designed in collaboration with local architect Robert Barnes and local artist Richard Medlock. The farm incorporates biodynamic principles, a relationship with the earth based on the energies of earth, sun, moon, and cosmos. Crops in season on the tour date include edible flowers, baby greens, jackfruit, herbs, and some citrus. $70. 9am–2pm. Paradise Farms, 19801 SW 320th St, Homestead. For info: thewolf.fiu.edu or 305.535.2644.
Direct from Cuba: El Ciervo Encantado presents “Cubalandia” a hilariously profound interactive performance by Cuba’s outrageously daring and controversial Lesbian Feminist theater collective addressing the social and political conditions of present-day Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles. This performance will be immediately followed by: From New York: the inimitable and wildly flamboyant Taylor Mac presents his latest work “A 20th Century History of Popular Music Abridged,” an incredible visual feast and concert consisting of one song from each decade of the 20th Century (plus two encores) presented as a performance ritual to help the audience let go of the 20th century and move into the 21st. 8:30pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: fundarte.us
The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful (and her dog)
The World Premiere Family Musical First Produced At The Kennedy Center. Book and lyrics by Lauren Gunderson; music by Brian Lowdermilk. Science is fun when Dr. Wonderful is on the case. This family show is just the ticket for kids and parents alike. There are no puzzles in space, right? Wrong! Space is one giant puzzle waiting to be put together by physicists, astronomers, and a brainy girl who goes by the name Dr. Wonderful. Fly through the solar system with Dr. Wonderful and her amazing adventure team of Newton (the dog) and Ben (the human) in this all-new musical! Saving a super star from disappearing is no small task, especially when the star is 1.3 million times the size of Earth and 93 million miles away. But when Dr. Wonderful receives the call, her team leaps into action from their laboratory/bedroom into outer space. With a couple of butterscotch candies and a rock song from Mom in the mix, the mystery solvers are amazed by their final discovery. Girl-detective-noir meets science-geek-chic in this super cool astronomical event. Recommended for ages 6 and up. 1pm. $20. Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org
Learn from one of the best! Joe Zeytoonian will teach you the basics of doumbek, a hand drum commonly heard in Arabic, Turkish, and other musical styles. Beginners welcome. Capacity is limited. 1pm – 2:30pm. $20. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.com or 305-375-4590.
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries
Jeepers! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang have once again been called in to help solve an epic mystery. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help solve it! This hilarious live theater show brings everyone’s favorite animated series to life. Scooby-Doo has been delighting families on the small screen and around the world for more than 40 years. He’s the only dog that makes scary fun, loves solving a good mystery, is adored by boys and girls of all ages and is totally cool. Filled with wacky new characters, fantastic songs and outrageous antics, the all new Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries presented by Warner Bros. and Life Like Touring, will have audiences on the edge of their seats in traditional Scooby-Doo fashion. So sit back and see if this time the gang is in over its head. Help Scooby-Doo and the gang solve the mystery. It’s fun for the whole family. $15 – $67. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org
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. $30. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.com or 305-375-4590.
From New York: the hilarious Cuban-American diva of queer comedy Carmelita Tropicana presents “Post Plastica” in collaboration with New York based, Cuban-American filmmaker Ela Troyano. Part live performance, part video installation, Post Plastica offers a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture has pitched a battle between the primacy of virtual and artistic lives; in which revolutionaries keep bees in a secret underground; and in which a half-woman, half-bear scientist has gained the upper hand. Performance will be immediately followed byCubalandia a hilariously profound interactive performance by Cuba’s outrageously daring and controversial Lesbian Feminist theater collective addressing the social and political conditions of present-day Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles. 8:30pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: fundarte.us
The Head of Medusa
To celebrate LGBT Pride Month, Arts at St. John’s Presents The Head of Medusa, an opera in 3 acts by Michael Ross.
Medusa was once considered the most beautiful woman in the world. Her conflict with the immortal Goddess Athena cost Medusa her looks and ultimately, her head. The role of Medusa is a dedication to the Greek-American soprano, Maria Callas. You may find references to her scandalous relationship with Aristotle Onassis (the man she was seen with on the open seas and Poseidon) and her rivalry with Renata Tebaldi (Athena). 7:30pm. Arts at St. John’s, 4760 Pine Tree Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 786-309-1275 or artsatstjohns.com
An all-new kind of boy band! The all-male gay singing string quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more. 8pm. $30. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: fundarte.us
A man desperately flees through a labyrinth in search of a way out. During his escape, he runs into apparitions that block his passage. In a port bar, Alfredo, merchant marine paramedic, meets Carlos, IT professional with dreams of becoming a pilot. The traveler invites Carlos to his hangar in the port… Verde Verde is only the second Cuban film (after the infamous Strawberry and Chocolate) to take up the theme of homophobia in Cuba. Director Pineda Barnet describes the film as a tragic psychological thriller, presenting the age-old conflict of love versus hate, set in a timeless, universal location. One of the fundamental messages of Verde Verde is the need to confront extremism, prejudice and phobias that lead to the destruction of society. From this perspective, Barnet exalts human values such as love, honesty and authenticity. (In Spanish with English subtitles). $10. 4:30pm. MB Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com
American Bougainvillea Society
The American Bougainvillea Society Sale showcases a plant that is tremendously durable and adaptable. Bougainvilleas thrive on little to no care and do well with little water and fertilizer. They are a good choice for South Florida gardens as they do well in our alkaline soils and give great color for much of the year. Join Fairchild and the American Bougainvillea Society for this eye-dazzling sale. 9:30am – 4:30pm. Fairchild Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd; Coral Gables. For info:
Teen Art Education (Part 1)
The Jewish Museum of Florida partners with the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Women on the Rise! program to hold a series of teen art education workshops at JMOF-FIU. In conjunction with the current exhibit, Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age, the partnership invites teens and their families to come and learn about the connection between art and coming of age in the modern world. What does it mean to be an emergent adult in your community? What challenges do adolescents face? How do teens solve status problems and overcome obstacles? Through two art workshops and a discussion program, teens will learn about art as a form of expression, inspiration and shared culture. The goal of these programs is to increase self esteem, critical thinking skills, and access to arts and culture. 6pm – 8pm. Jewish Museum, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com or 786-972-3175.
Grizzly Bear are an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band consists of Edward Droste (vocals, keyboards, omnichord), Daniel Rossen (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards), Chris Taylor (bass, backing vocals, various instruments, producer) and Christopher Bear (drums, backing vocals). The band employs traditional and electronic instruments. Their sound has been categorized as psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental, and is dominated by the use of vocal harmonies. 8:30pm. Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave; For info: livenation.com
Andrew Yancy—late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office—has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it’s not called the roach patrol for nothing). But first—this being Hiaasen country—Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including his just-ex lover, a hot-blooded fugitive from Kansas; the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; two avariciously optimistic real-estate speculators; the Bahamian voodoo witch known as the Dragon Queen, whose suitors are blinded unto death by her peculiar charms; Yancy’s new true love, a kinky coroner; and the eponymous bad monkey, who with hilarious aplomb earns his place among Carl Hiaasen’s greatest characters. Here is Hiaasen doing what he does better than anyone else: spinning a tale at once fiercely pointed and wickedly funny in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of what’s left of pristine Florida—now, of the Bahamas as well—get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion. Hiaasen will read from and sign Bad Monkey tonight.
Free. 7:30pm. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd. Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com
In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page. Hosseini will read from and sign And the Mountains Echoed tonight. Hosseini, born in Kabul, Afghanistan moved to the US in 1980. He was a practicing internist and wrote his first novel, The Kite Runner in 2003. His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, remaining in that spot for fifteen weeks. Together, the two books have sold more than 10 million copies in the US and more than 38 million copies worldwide. Tickets required. Free with purchase of the book at all Books and Books locations. 7:30pm. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd. Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com
Tango Takes Flight, direct from Buenos Aires! A thrilling aerial spectacular that has been performed in more than 100 cities around the world, 8CHO (pronounced “Ocho”) will dazzle Miami audiences this summer as it makes its South Florida premiere at the Arsht. The stage will be transformed into a sexy, exhilarating, gravity-defying world by more than a dozen aerialists, dancers and musicians who perform entire routines in the air. Suspended on ropes high above the stage, performers leap, swivel and fly through the air, creating a sultry kaleidoscopic of movement and action set to an achingly cool original hip-hop and tango-infused score performed by a live orchestra. Incorporating the various rhythms of Argentina’s most beloved musical style and inspired by a famous tango step by the same name, 8CHO was created by Argentina’s superstar choreographer Brenda Angiel and is performed by the virtuosic Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company. Angiel and her company have traveled the world, performing in the Netherlands, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica Chile, Argentina, Boston, and New York City and at some of most prestigious festivals in the United States, including the Spoleto Festival, Kennedy Center’s Americartes Festival, and the American Dance Festival, to name a few. 8pm. $35 – $75. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org
With three New York Times bestsellers and continued stardom on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice has more tasty recipes to share with her fans. This next cookbook features Teresa’s signature easy, no-fuss Italian cooking—but this time with 70 recipes you can make on the grill, including:foolproof sauces, rubs, and marinades, hearty red meat & chicken recipes, easy seafood, low-fat veggie griling, pizzas out of the oven, delicious desserts, and more tips on backyard entertaining. Including special “bikini” recipes for lite eating, fun fare for kids, as well as dozens of tips from husband “Juicy” Joe Giudice, Fabulicious On-the-Grill has everything you need to cook and dine al fresco. Giudice is the star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, now in its fourth season. She has been a regular fixture in the national media, appearing on the Today show, Entertainment Tonight, as well as on the covers of InStyle and People. She lives in northern New Jersey with her husband and four daughters. 8pm. Free. 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com