February 14 to February 21

February 14
Social
Gunpowder and Treason
This Valentine’s Day, lovers both single and attached can enjoy a unique spin on a heartbreaker’s ball taking place at newly opened Brickell venue the Hoxton. Gunpowder and Treason kicks off with a “happier hour, a new concept from nightlife personality Jackie Richie. The evening will feature lots of goodies for ladies including complimentary glam sessions by Beyond Image Salon & Spa, a sweets station courtesy of Sweets by Martha and a kissing booth with proceeds for the Starlight Foundation. Sounds by Damaged Goods, Mark M and live music by Chick Habit. 5pm.The Hoxton, 111 SW 1st Ave; Miami. For info: hoxton@guerramarketing.com

February 14
Art
Art Wynwood
Art Wynwood 2013 will feature 70 international galleries featuring emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature will be the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing world-wide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect what is fast becoming the most significant art movement of our times. Art Wynwood shines a spotlight on Midtown Miami and the Wynwood Arts District as a year long flourishing international cultural destination. The Fair will continue to distinguish the Wynwood Arts District as Miami’s epicenter where art, fashion, design and the culinary arts intersect. 12pm. $15. Art Wynwood, 3101 NE 1st Ave; Miami. For info: art-wynwood.com

February 15
Art
Game Show
Game Show explores “gaming” as it is played out in a wide range of contemporary art practices through the work of nine nationally and internationally exhibiting artists and/or musicians: Jeremy Couillard, Mariah Dekkenga, Aaron Hughes, Dustin London, Russell Maltz, Michael Namkung, Michael Perrone, Jacob Sudol, Brian Zegeer. Work included in the exhibition is influenced by, or makes reference to, board games, video games, puzzles, sports and athletics, or has in some way a game-like mindset in concept or construction. Much of the work repurposes the parameters or structures of a game to call attention to process rather than objective, or redefines the objective entirely. Though a sense of play runs throughout the exhibition, the work uses the traditionally light-hearted nature of gaming as a foil for aesthetic, conceptual, or even existential concerns, using gaming as a metaphor for the complexities and absurdities of life itself. Opening Reception tonight 7pm – 9pm. Free. Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), 420 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: arts.fiu.edu

February 15
Film
Iron Man 2
Bandshell Movie Night in the North Shore shows Iron Man 2. Directed by Jon Favreau. With Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle. Because of his superhero alter ego, Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends and new enemies. Come out and enjoy a movie under the stars. Movie and start times are subject to change. 7pm. Free. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachparks.com

February 15
Film
Never Forget to Lie
Marian Marzynski was born in Poland and survived the Holocaust as a Jewish child hidden by Christians. He has been making documentary films for over 50 years, first in Poland, where during the ’60s he was one of the pioneers of “cinema verite”, then in Denmark, and for the last 30 years in the United States.  He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1982 and won two Emmy Awards for his documentaries. He is a major contributor to such PBS series as The American Experience, NOVA and Frontline.  Some of his films like Return to Poland (1982), and Jewish Mother (1984), dealt with the subject of Holocaust. The three hour long Shtetl (1996), became the most important work of his career. In Never Forget to Lie, the most recent of Marzynski’s critically-lauded autobiographical films, the director explores, for the first time, his own wartime childhood and the experiences of other child survivors, teasing out their feelings about Poland, the Catholic Church, and the ramifications of identities forged under circumstances where survival began with the directive “never forget to lie”. 5pm. $10.Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

February 15
Art
Beautiful Possibility
Artist Alison Pebworth brings Beautiful Possibility: A Traveling Exhibition to Miami tonight. Beautiful Possibility is an ongoing research project and exhibition investigating what it means to be American. The exhibition consists of a series of hand painted canvas banners, a tour map, and a survey station. A rare Elixir Tasting, serving as an ingestible travelogue, will be offered from the Beautiful Possibility communal drinking vessel. Taking the nineteenth-century American traveling show as inspiration, the project launched from Southern Exposure in San Francisco in March 2010 and toured from California to South Dakota in the seven months that followed. A second tour started in April 2012, picking up where it left off, now arriving in Miami. Through February 20, by appointment only. Opening reception and Elixir Tasting. 7pm – 10pm. Free.  1035 N. Miami Ave; Miami. For info: cannonballmiami.org or 786-347-2360

February 15
Dance
Ayikodans
Ayikodans made its Arsht Center debut when the Center’s President/CEO John Richard and prominent community leaders joined forces to save the dance troupe after the devastation of the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti. Since then, the stunning ensemble based out of Port Au Prince, Haiti has received glowing international media attention. Most notably, founder/artistic director Jeanguy Saintus was invited by Lincoln Center to stage a piece for its prestigious Out of Doors festival, a performance which earned Saintus recognition from The New York Times. In a triumphant celebration of its 25th Anniversary season, Ayikodans – including the full company of dancers, drummers, and vocalists – returns to their Miami family and the Arsht Center with an all-new program for Miami audiences. 7:30pm. $35. Carnival Studio Theatre, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 15
Performance
New Shanghai Circus
Shanghai’s acrobats, jugglers and contortionists defy gravity and delight children of all ages with spectacular flair and limitless imagination as a talented troupe of fearless performers with boundless energy bring to life more than two thousand years of Chinese circus traditions. Astonishing athletes in dazzling costumes, awe-inspiring sets and incredible choreography execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in the spellbinding New Shanghai Circus. 7pm. 25 – $35. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

February 15
Music
Carla Bordonada
Latinos have a long and colorful history on the Great White Way. Hit Broadway shows like “West Side Story”, “Man of LaMancha”, “Evita” and “In the Heights” have thrilled audiences across the globe. Now, Puerto Rican born cabaret star Carla Bordonada performs some of those show’s greatest hits; “Somewhere”, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”, “Impossible Dream” and more, with a voice that sounds gorgeous in any language. The show is mostly in English, with un poco de especias latinas. Joining Bordonada in concert will be renowned Cabaret Pianist and Musical Director, Rick Leonard. 8pm. $34.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

February 15
Performance
Cultures of China & Festival of Spring
“Cultures of China, Festival of Spring” lead by the world renowned Zhanyou Art Troupe brings Miami audiences a world-class, colorful, culture-rich, and unique performance direct from China. Cultures of China, Festival of Spring is a journey into Chinese arts and culture that cannot be seen anywhere else. World renowned artists bring classic Chinese folk dance, Beijing Opera, singing, instrumental music, magic, and comedy to the Olympia Theater stage. In 2008 and 2009 the group performed in the United States and Canada, where it gained wide acclaim in North America. 8pm. $15 – $100. Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 East Flagler St; Miami. For info: gusman.org

February 15
Art
Carla Fache
Miami artist Carla Fache will be opening the doors of her Art studio tonight. Have an intimate look inside the artist’s studio, learn more about her new works, and meet her in person. In her studio, Fache will have some of her recent works in exhibition. Among them, “Connection”, an acrylic on canvas painting that was selected as one of the top finalists works in the recent Artist Wanted global competition. Fache’s works are also being displayed at the Florida Museum for Women Artists in Deland, and at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Refreshments provided. 6pm – 10pm. The Fountainhead Studios, 7339 NW Miami Ct; Miami. For info: carlafache.com

February 15
Music
Monk & Coltrane
In celebration of Black History Month, Jazz Roots honors the legacy of two of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz — Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. This special concert will be headlined by T.S. Monk, critically-acclaimed drummer and son of icon Thelonious Monk. Dedicated to keeping the musical legacy of his father alive, T.S. Monk founded the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, building it to one of the pre-eminent musical education institutions in the world. In honor of his father’s 80th birthday, he recorded a tribute album, Monk on Monk, which received Downbeat magazine’s Album of the Year Reader’s Choice Award. Monk will be joined on stage by the supreme musicianship and improvisatory skills of the quintessential jazz vocalists Kevin Mahogany and Nnenna Freelon. The program will also showcase the high-energy quartet of two-time Grammy Award-winning tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts, who counts Coltrane as one of his major musical influences. 8pm. $130 – $25. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 16
Art
Joan Cobb Marsh
Widely admired painter’s painter, Joan Cobb Marsh, unveils her recent interpretations of “Places and People Much Loved” with an artist reception tonight at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth. Marsh is a known and globally collected artist who specializes in oil paintings. Marsh perfected her sensitivity to color as a young student of Henry Henche who was a prote?ge? of Charles Hawthorne, the great American painter and founder of the renowned Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Marsh’s exhibit will include two new thoughtful works of the Twin Towers. In 2000, Marsh was granted a residency sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for the Arts, New York City. In her studio on the 108th floor of the Twin Towers, she painted many works depicting the spectacular views, three of which were lost in the 9/11 tragedy.  Through March 8. 6pm. Williams McCall Gallery, 110 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: williamsmccallgallery.com or 786.359.4321.

February 16
Kids
Counting Songs
Miami Momentum Dance Company’s Artistic Director Delma Iles continues to charm young audiences with new productions that celebrate Children’s Books, Music and Literature. Her newest dance, Counting Songs, is a fun and action packed 30-minute performance that teaches younger children their numbers 1-8 while simultaneously teaching the multiplication tables for the same numbers to older kids. Each number comes to life with an original song by local composer Devin Marsh and a dance by Momentum’s delightful, goofy, and high-energy dancers. Each song is in a different musical style (jazz, reggae, rock, Caribbean, classical, rap) and each dance has a special element such as puppets, scarves, stuffed animals, rhythm instruments and more!  Counting Songs is the most fun you can have doing math. 11am. Free. Coral Gables Public Library, 344 Segovia St; Coral Gables. For info: 305-442-8706.

February 16
Music
A Mozart Journey
Part of the 25th Anniversary Season of the New World Symphony is A Mozart Journey, an evening-long odyssey through the music of Mozart. Capitalizing on the New World Center’s unique staging and theatrical possibilities, these extended-length concerts surround the audience with music and feature works for orchestra, ensemble, voice and solo instruments. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, String Quintet No. 5 in D major, Quintet in E-flat major for Piano and Winds,  Rondo in C major for Violin and Orchestra, Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major for Horn and Orchestra, Quartet in F major for Oboe and Strings, Rondo in D major for Piano and Orchestra and Act I from Zaïde. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

February 16
Opera
The Magic Flute
Florida Grand Opera performs Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) tonight, Mozart’s operatic masterpiece, reveals some of opera’s most beloved characters as they play out the timeless drama of good versus evil: the vengeful Queen of the Night, her conflicted daughter Pamina, the charming bird catcher Papageno, and the handsome prince Tamino. It is the enlightened Sarastro, though, who thwarts the Queen of the Night’s attack and breaks her power forever. This fairy tale work was written to provide popular, even slapstick entertainment for a rustic theater on the outskirts of Vienna, but its harmonic structure and beautiful music have made it a key monument of Western classical music. Ever since its 1791 premiere it continues to be one of the world’s most frequently performed operas. Starring Andrew Bidlack, Jonathan G. Michie, Jeanette Vecchione and Jordan Bisch. Conductor Andrew Bisantz and Director Jeffrey Marc Buchman. 8pm. $254 – $25. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 16
Music
Nicole Henry Live
Described as a the pop-soul superwoman” by the New York Times, Nicole Henry comes to Miami Beach’s Colony Theatre to perform songs from her new release So Good, So Right. Henry has firmly established herself as one of the most acclaimed entertainers in jazz.  Her powerfully expressive voice and her soulful, sophisticated and uplifting energy has earned her three top 10 albums.  On her sixth album So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry Live, Henry demonstrates her gift for sublime interpretation as well as her love for the emotionally tinged soul, pop and rock songs that were staples of the 1970’s. The 13-track live album, which was recorded at Henry’s sold-out performances at Feinstein’s in NYC in May 2012, showcases her soulful, inspired interpretations of some of her favorite classic hits of the decade from iconic artists including Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Commodores and Gladys Knight. $45. VIP: $125. 8pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: nicolehenry.com

February 16
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 afterwards at local Cuban restaurant. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. History Miami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

February 16
Music
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is an American rock band from Vermont. Formed in 2002 in Waitsfield, they began their career as an indie band, self-producing their albums and touring extensively in the jam bands and music festival circuit, playing as many as 200 gigs in a year. They play Miami with the Roar Tour to promote their newest album The Lion The Beast The Beat. 8:30pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; For info: livenation.com

February 17
Dance
Dances Of Love
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, directed by Vladimir Issaev, will present an afternoon of delightful dance and romance, for post Valentine’s ballet ‘lovers’.  This vibrant professional company will transport their amorous performance to the Willow Theatre in Boca Raton, presenting a mixed repertoire of contemporary and classical ballet.  The diverse program is sure to have something for every beating heart, with a broad range of both ensemble pieces, as well as several pas de deuxs. The program includes the classic tragic lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Fairy Doll, El Encuentro  and Danzon. 2pm. $18. The Willow Theatre, 300 S. Military Trail; Boca Raton. For info: 561-347-3948 or artsballetthreatre.org

February 17
Music
Free Gospel Sundays
Dorothy Norwood, “World’s Greatest Storyteller,” has been ministering, for over five decades.  She began her career at age 8 singing alongside the indelible Mahalia Jackson. She eventually shared the stage with Gospel greats Reverend James Cleveland and Albertina Walker. In 1972, in an unprecedented ministry move, became the opening act for Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones National Tour. Songs such as “Victory is Mine,” featured in the Oscar-winning movie “The Help,” and “Somebody Prayed for Me” have earned Dorothy countless honors including two Dove Award nominations, six Grammy nominations and 3 albums appearing on Billboard’s Top Forty. Fifty-Six years later, Dorothy’s ministry continues to flourish and remains a mainstay in the Gospel world with her latest CD release God’s Been Just That Good. Norwood will be joined by The Miami Mass Choir making this a hand clappin’ foot stompin’ good time that you’re not going to want to miss. 4pm. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 17
Opera
La sonnambula
Amina, a simple village girl, is believed to be unfaithful to her lover, but she is vindicated when it is discovered that her nighttime wanderings are carried out in her sleep. Vincenzo Bellini’s operas are among the finest of the bel canto style. Bel canto, or “beautiful singing,” is noted for its challenging coloratura ornamentation and long, exposed musical lines. La sonnambula features some of the most beautiful and original music in all of opera and a passionate and deservedly famous conclusion. One of the most iconic Aminas of her time. Starring Rachele Gilmore and Michele Angelini. Ramon Tebar Conductor and Renata Scotto Director. 2pm. $254 – $25. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

February 17
Books
Heartache and Hope in Haiti: The Britney Gengel Story
When the devastating January 12, 2010, earthquake shook Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Lynn University college student Britney Gengel was among the five lives from the university lost in the rubble of the Hotel Montana. Britney was in Haiti with an organization affiliated with the university, Journey of Hope, volunteering at an orphanage. Heartache and Hope in Haiti: The Britney Gengel Story begins on the day Britney was killed and brings readers full circle as her parents, Len and Cherylann Gengel, navigate their way through bureaucratic red tape on their often frustrating and always painful journey to recover their daughter’s body and fulfill her last wish. The Gengels’ unimaginable loss transcends into a powerful story of love and resilience, allowing readers a rare window into the inner circle of the heartache and pain of parents who have lost their child and in turn choose to fulfill their lives with meaning and purpose. Len and Cherylann Gengel  will sign their book today. 4pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

February 17
Music
Live At Birdland
This dynamic new ensemble, the Birdland Big Band is straight from the jazz mecca of the Big Apple, provides an unforgettable musical event that goes beyond the traditional and sets the standard for the 21st-century jazz orchestra. World music is explored from every corner of the globe to surprise and delight audiences of all ages while infusing the best of American jazz with excitement that hasn’t been seen in decades. Featuring New York’s finest musicians and directed by one of the world’s greatest drummers, The Birdland Big Band has become NYC’s most popular weekly musical attraction. Time Out New York said the group is “A completely unique NYC experience. There isn’t another band like this anywhere… a music experience you simply must witness.” Directed by Tommy Igoe. 7pm. $45-$25. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

February 17
Dance
The Great Pas de Deux Series VI
This one day only Gala Performance of The South Florida Ballet Theater’s, “The Great Pas de Deux Series VI” and “A Midsummer Night”s Dream” performance series include professional dancers brought in from across the nation whom have toured both nationally and internationally. Executive Artistic Director, Lynda DeChane, returns to bring some of classical ballet most famous Pas de Deux in ballet history back to the stages of South Florida’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts, danced by some of the most celebrated performers of our time. Christine Hodges former principal dancer with Ballet Florida, Ballet Gamonet and SFBT and Samuel Beckman also a principal dancer, who just completed a European tour along with Shannon Smith will perform the famous “Carman Suite”. This twilight matinee will also include the famous, “Kitri’s variation from Don Quixote Act III”, danced by Apprentice Amanda Hall from Pembroke Ballet. The South Florida Ballet Theater will complete it’s Gala with the entire cast and many more in, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, staring the amazing Diana Gomez as Tatiana, Andres Figueroa as Puck, and Jonnathan Ramirez Mejia as Oberon from Tulsa Ballet. Don’t miss this performance of Shakespeare magical story of the quarrel between the King and Queen of Fairyland as the fairies come to life to the music of Felix Mendelssohn enchanting score, in great fun for the whole family. 6pm. $20. – $50. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

February 17
Lecture
Monika Sosnowska and Joanna Mytkowska
Catch a conversation with artist Monika Sosnowska and Joanna Mytkowska, the Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Sosnowska is one of four renowned international artists commissioned to create work for the Museum’s reopening as Pérez Art Museum Miami in its new space in December. She is one of the most celebrated Eastern European artists working today. Her work explores the politics and poetics of the built environment, engaging and transforming the architecture of the exhibition space, often in implausible ways. She is best known for large, site-specific sculptures made of industrial materials such as steel and concrete, as well as surreal, tableau-like installations. 3pm. $8. MAM, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: miamiartmuseum.org or 305.375.4073

February 17
Music
Alejandra Czarny
In this show, Alejandra Czarny and her band will sing of the ways in which we all may be seen as immigrants. Our lives didn’t start here and now. Every one of us carries heritages, languages, experiences, and values that reach back for generations. With roots in Latin America and Judaism and before that in Eastern Europe, Alejandra crossed many borders to get here. Born in Argentina and living now in South Florida, Alejandra has been composing, performing, and teaching, plus providing music therapy for almost 30 years. She has also released several albums.  The band includes Fabian Michique on guitar, Alberto Miranda on bass, and Carlos Planas on percussion. 2pm. $20. Arts at St Johns, 4760 Pinetree Dr; Miami Beach. For info: artsatstjohns.com

February 18
Tour
Wynwood History of Graffiti Bike Tour
Bring your bike on this exciting new tour with guide Emily Nostro. Explore the Wynwood and Design District areas, with stops at Wynwood Tracks, Warehouse Penits, Wynwood Walls and the Primary Flight Mural installations. Learn the difference between graffiti and street art, and graffiti’s history back to the Roman Empire and beyond, to the advent of written language. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. 10am – 12pm. For info: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org.

February 18
Books
The 10-Second Diet
The 10 Second Diet is the easiest, fastest, safest diet you will ever have and the last diet book you will ever need. This new approach to the age old problem of dieting works without special foods, pills, potions, elixirs or liquids. You can master this technique in less time than it takes to read the cover of the book! It is so easy to follow – the effects are felt instantly, the results are immediate! This is the book for anyone and everyone who would like to improve the quality of their lives, whether or not they want to lose weight. It is for successful dieting and successful living. MernaLyn’s, The 10 Second Diet is an enlightening, informative and innovative approach to dieting and healthy well- being while making the process of losing weight easier and happier. It’s the last diet book you will ever need. Start living the life you have always wanted – in just 10 Seconds. 6:30pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

February 19
Theatre
First Person Singular
Aventura’s new series “First Person Singular: Adventures in Solo Storytelling” continues with “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Dinner: Stories of a Seared Childhood” featuring Regi Carpenter. Family: Is it a recipe for disaster, or comfort food? St. Lawrence River rat Regi Carpenter gleans stories from four generations of her eccentric family and her roots in Clayton, New York. Similar to the river itself, her stories run a swift course of original, poignant, heartbreaking and side-splitting. A featured teller at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival, the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, the Ojai and others, she was awarded the JJ Reneaux award by the National Storytelling Network. 7pm. $25. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

February 19
Film
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Free outdoor movies every Wednesday night are in full swing with The SoundScape Cinema Series at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage. This week’s flick is Beasts of the Southern Wild. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. With Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes. Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. Bring a blanket or beach chair and picnic. No glass please. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami beach. For info: mbculture.com

February 20
Music
New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra
Two champions of romantic nationalism will be interpreted by the New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra in a concert on February 20th, 2013. Maestro Alfred Gershfeld will conduct Dvorak’s joyous 8th symphony, a work celebrating the composer’s appointment to the Bohemian Academy of Emperor Franz Joseph for the Encouragement of Arts and Literature. Additionally, hear the prizewinner of the Walter Gieseking Competition and the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, German phenomenon, Wolfram Schmitt Leonardy, in his American debut, performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor. Alfred Gershfeld, conductor and Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy, piano. 7:30pm. $20. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 20
Lecture
Empire State: New York and Beyond
Alex Gartenfeld is the senior editor of Art in America Online and Interview Online and is also an independent curator working in New York. Gartenfeld will discuss recent developments in New York art, and why the changes in the city over the past decade have impacted artists everywhere. Gartenfeld will present many of the significant new projects realized as part of “Empire State,” an exhibition he co-curated with Sir Norman Rosenthal at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. The exhibition’s artists include Michele Abeles, Uri Aran, Darren Bader, Antoine Catala, Moyra Davey, Keith Edmier, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Wade Guyton, Shadi Habib Allah, Jeff Koons, Nate Lowman, Daniel McDonald, Bjarne Melgaard, John Miller, Takeshi Murata, Virginia Overton, Joyce Pensato, Adrian Piper, Rob Pruitt, R. H. Quaytman, Tabor Robak, Julian Schnabel, and Ryan Sullivan. Part of MOCA By Moonlight. 7pm.$8. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocamiami.org

February 20
Film
To Kill a Mockingbird
Free outdoor movies every Wednesday night are in full swing with The SoundScape Cinema Series at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage. This week’s flick is To Kill a Mockingbird . Directed by Robert Mulligan. With Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy. Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. Bring a blanket or beach chair and picnic. No glass please. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami beach. For info: mbculture.com

February 21
Dance
Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County February 21-24, as part of a 21-city United States tour led by Miami’s own Robert Battle. In his second season as Artistic Director, Battle will continue to surprise and delight audiences with premieres and new productions that expand his vision for the company, adding dynamic choreographic voices to the repertory that stretch Ailey’s extraordinary artists in new ways. A variety of repertory favorites and classic Ailey works will also be performed, including the Ailey signature masterpiece Revelations, acclaimed as a must-see for everyone. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater inspires all in a universal celebration of the human spirit using the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition. Program inludes Petite Mort, Grace, In/Side and Revelations. 8pm. $120 – $25. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 21
Film
The Holy Mountain
The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their wordly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.8:30pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

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