February 6 to February 13

76a391_1ef50675b27fe6ff93072fa39de8b676.jpg_1024February 6
Art
One Out Of One Thousand
One Out of One Thousand is the result of Cristina Anglada’s visiting curator residency at ArtCenter in partnership with Acción Cultural Española. The title refers to the thousand potential exhibitions after her curatorial research process during her residency. This One is the final possibility. The exhibition is built around works by Miami-based resident and alumni artists of ArtCenter/South Florida and Fountainhead Studios. The works in the exhibition share a modus operandi characterized by the process of construction and assembly derived from the compilation of objects, fragments and discarded materials. The artist acts as a cross between the flâneaur and the archaeologist and develops artistic creations that function like experimentations of the new reality to which they fit into and respond to. The found fragments are incorporated with their own time and memory-beginning with a new history and a new existence, projecting towards another future to explore. Artists exhibiting: Jenny Brillhart, Nicole Doran, Katerina Friderici, Marina Gonella, Gamaliel Herrera, Babette Herschberger, Kathy Kissik, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Lori Nozick, Kerry Phillips, and Natalie Zlamalova. Through March 23. ArtCenter/South Florida, 800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 305.674.2728 or artcentersf.org

February 6
Art
Tender Game
David Castillo Gallery opens Tender Game, new works in photography by Luis Gispert tonight in Wynwood. Tender Game is influenced by artist Luis Gispert’s previous investigation into American car subculture, photographing the interiors of rides customized with counterfeit fashion design. As in Tender Game, the windshields of the vehicles frame breathtaking but incompatible landscapes. In fifteenth century Italian and Dutch painting, the window was often rendered as a device to clarify reality, make discoveries, and gain knowledge. The window today, however, is also a screen before which the passive viewer ingests information. Lefebvre reminds us that the adoption of a new technology is also the adoption of the unforeseen. In marveling at the beauty of the world framed by military aircraft, or of the photograph framed by the artist, the viewer accidentally asks, what exactly is precious here? What is sublime and why? The artist’s entourage of military aircraft is a bellwether, and the viewer is the only person in sight. Opening reception and Artist Talk with Diana Nawi, Associate Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami. 6:30 – 9:30pm. David Castillo Gallery, 2234 NW 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: 305-573-8110 or davidcastillogallery.com

February 7
Music
Pat Metheny Unity Group
South Florida is in for a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience when the Pat Metheny Unity Group plays Miami tonight. A 20-time Grammy Award winner, Metheny’s versatility as an artist is almost nearly without peer on any instrument. Throughout his 40-year career, he has continued to redefine the genre by utilizing new technology and constantly working to evolve the improvisational and sonic potential of his instrument. He has won countless polls as Best Jazz Guitarist and awards, including three gold records, as well as Grammy Awards in a variety of categories including Best Rock Instrumental, Best Contemporary Jazz Recording, Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and Best Instrumental Composition. The band offers a platform for the guitar wizard to showcase the broad spectrum of work that he has created as a bandleader over the years in one all-star ensemble. The Group features a new quintet from the guitarist, with longtime collaborative drummer Antonio Sanchez, legendary sax-man Chris Potter, bassist Ben Williams and multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi as the most recent addition. Tonight’s program will include highlights from the guitarist’s award-winning recordings as well as the new ensemble’s highly anticipated release. 8pm. $55 – $120. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 7
Social
F@B Fridays@ The Bass
Beats After Sunset is held the first Friday of each month, showcasing art, music and a fusion of drinks and food for Miami’s artsy glitteratti. Tonight’s F@B Friday Exhibitions on view are Piotr Ukla?ski: ESL, TIME, Vessels From the Collection, tc: Temporary Contemporary and the Egyptian Gallery. 7pm. $10. Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

February 7
Books
Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby
Careless People is a unique literary investigation: a gripping double narrative that combines a forensic search for clues to an unsolved crime and a quest for the roots of America’s best loved novel. Overturning much of the received wisdom of the period, Careless People blends biography and history with lost newspaper accounts, letters, and newly discovered archival materials. With great wit and insight, acclaimed scholar of American literature author Sarah Churchwell reconstructs the events of that pivotal autumn, revealing in the process new ways of thinking about Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Interweaving the biographical story of the Fitzgeralds with the unfolding investigation into the murder of Hall and Mills, Careless People is a thrilling combination of literary history and murder mystery, a mesmerizing journey into the dark heart of Jazz Age America. An American currently living in London, Churchwell will discuss and sign her book tonight. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.org

February 7
Art
Vivo Soñando/Born to Dream
Vivo Soñando/Born to Dream is a collaboration between two entities from Granada, Spain. Biovital, a private company that fabricates beds designed to fight against sleeplessness problems and allow cellular regeneration, partnered with A.4 Cardinal, an artist collective who created original paintings that serve as unique, interchanging headboards for the beds. While Biovital has researched the best scientific methods to promote rest and health, A.4 Cardinal artists have explored and experimented with visual imagery that comfort the spirit and soothe the soul. The Vivo Soñando/Born to Dream project combines physical and psychological aid to promote rest and wellbeing. Featured artists include Carmen Almecija, Annabella Gorlier, Noe Henares and Augusto Moreno. In the Anthony R. Abraham Family Gallery, The Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: coralgablesmuseum.org

February 7
Art
Urbanism: Perceived and Interpreted
Beauty can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Local artists have grown and developed their styles while responding to their changing surroundings in Miami. The Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC), originally built in the early 1920′s as the American Bakeries Company, became a nonprofit art complex in 1986. Located in Wynwood, nestled amid the I95, the 112 and North Miami Avenue, the artists who reside there are emerged in the heart of Miami urban life, landscape and evolution. The gritty city with its undeniable aesthetic appeal inspires and influences its inhabitants. Images of urbanism mirror the city, creating an echo that vibrates between works of art and the city skyline filled with all of its wonders from skyscrapers to pigeons on electrical wires. This exhibit will present selected works by BAC resident artists that respond to the current urban environment. Featuring artwork by Carola Bravo, Amalia Brujis, Joana Brüssow, Karla Caprali, Toa Castellano, Silvana D’Mikos, Jorge Enrique, Tony Vazquez-Figueroa, Colleen Kelley, Ernesto Kunde, José Pacheco Silva, Pamela Palma, Carrie Sieh, Troy Simmons, Anica Shpilberg, Ralph Ventura, Stephanie Jaffe Werner and Valeria Yamamoto. In Gallery 109, The Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: coralgablesmuseum.org

February 7
Music
The Spirit of Fado
Portuguese fado sensation Antonio Zambujo grew up immersed in the classic rhythm of Portugal. As a teen he moved to Lisbon and joined the prestigious Clube de Fado in the Alfama district, the music’s heartland. Fado is infused with the indescribable Portuguese word “saudade”, a sense of longing and nostalgia, and fills the taverns and concert halls with a melancholy sense of beauty. Akin to blues and flamenco, fado has become synonymous with Portugal, and usually features the lovely Portuguese guitar and a reverence for the power of the human voice. Zambujo has stepped into big shoes as fado’s new heartthrob. He gained fame playing the part of Francisco Cruz, first husband of fado diva Amalia Rodrigues, in the smash hit Amália. Since his debut CD in 2002, he has toured internationally, and been awarded countless honors. 8pm. $35 & $45. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info:

February 7
Social
Six Components Design Challenge Table Unveiling
Six Components Design Challenge Table Unveiling. Head to the Wolf as they unveil the winning table design of the museum’s Six Components and a Handful of Screws table design challenge, launched over the summer to create a table design for the museum’s lobby to accompany twenty-four Thonet 214 chairs. Tonight they will honor the winning design team, Nick Gelpi/GELPI Projects, who won the challenge by popular vote, along with the project team members: Julia Sarduy, Claudia Fernandez, and Monica Cordera. Free. 7pm – 9pm. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: thewolf.fiu.edu

February 7
Books
Book Club: The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley (1953)
This a story that operates on several layers—the present and the past, knowledge and innocence, distinctions of class and prejudice, but most of all, by the suppressed memories we all harbor from our growing up and the long term damage they do to our lives. The story is told in flashback of the summer of 1900, sixty years in the past, when a young boy just reaching puberty spent a summer vacation with a school chum and his family. The boy innocently becomes the messenger between his friend’s engaged older sister, and her lower class lover. The story has more than one interpretation and readers coming back to the book after several years, often say they see it now in a different way than they did as teenagers when it was first published. The film made in the 1960′s had Julie Christie and Alan Bates as the lovers. The Wolfsonian Book Club explores literary works whose subjects are relevant to current exhibitions and collection themes. To encourage membership, first-time participation is free. 7pm – 8:30pm. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: thewolf.fiu.edu

February 7
Festival
Global Cuba Fest 2014 Danay Suarez
For the first time in Wynwood- Global Cuba Fest 2014 featuring Danay Suarez
in the annual celebration of Cuban music! Suárez, self-taught Cuban singer of jazz and hip hop, began her music career through the Cuban rap movement. She could rap “with perfect flow and compelling, conscious lyrics” and she could also sing jazz, soul, reggae, blues, and more, with the same ease. By fusing elements of hip hop with jazz and traditional Cuban music, Suárez has been celebrated around the world as an impeccable vocalist and poignant storyteller. $30-$50. 8pm. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 St; Miami. For info: fundarte.org

February 7
Theatre
Visiting Hours
A lesbian couple’s longtime relationship is threatened when their estranged adult son resurfaces, having been arrested for aggravated assault. Their struggle mirrors that of any couple faced with the prospect that their child will never be “okay.” Miami native David Caudle’s engaging drama Visiting Hours questions whether parents can ever escape the guilt for the sins of their children. 8:30pm. $31. Lab Theater, SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: smdcac.org

February 7
Fair
21st Annual Miami International Map Fair
This annual event showcases antique maps, rare books, panoramas and atlases from around the world. Peruse and purchase antique maps from some of the finest map dealers in the world. Learn about cartography through a series of lectures by experts in the field and enjoy special events held throughout the weekend. What’s new this year: All dealers will be located on the same floor in generous gallery space. Vernissage tonight with an exclusive reception where they will preview and be able to purchase maps before the Map Fair opens to the public on Saturday. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1618 or historymiami.org

February 7
Film
Stranger by The Lake
Stranger By The Lake is one of the most provocative and mysterious thrillers of of the year that daringly tests the limits of sexual desire. When a death occurs at the popular cruising spot on the shore of a lake in rural France, Frank (Pierre Deladonchamps) and Michel (Christophe Paou) become the primary suspects, but they choose to ignore the dangers and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship. (In French with English subtitles). $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; For info: mbcinema.com

February 8
Kids
Guess Who, Mr Dinosaur
Guess Who Mr. Dinosaur is a delightful children’s book and teaching tool about the similar features between ancient dinosaurs and modern day animals. It is written from the perspective of a 3 year old author, capturing the wonderful mind of a child. Penn Smith lives in Cooper City, with his brother Jacob and his parents, Kymberlee and Christopher Smith. He is four years old and attends KLA Schools in Pembroke Pines. He is very curious and absolutely loves learning about dinosaurs! In all of his daily adventures, is the joy and excitement of comparing features of modern day animals with those fascinating features boasted by some of our favorite and most popular dinosaurs. His imagination, intelligence and fun loving spirit is infectious and was the inspiration for his first book, Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur, for kids, young and old! Smith will be part of a reading and signing today.  10am. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.org

February 8
kids
Family Fun Day: Map-tacular
Enjoy a day of spectacular discoveries. See the world through our interactive map station. Become an explorer and join the reading adventures with Super WHY. Try your hand at craft activities and children’s games.  Free. 1pm – 4pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1618 or historymiami.org

February 8
Books
From the President’s Table to Yours
Dining at the White House: From the President’s Table to Yours chronicles Chef John Moeller’s journey from small town Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to his remarkable 13 years working as a White House chef to three Presidents: President George H.W. Bush, President William Jefferson Clinton and President George W. Bush, and their families. Featuring a foreword by President and Mrs. Clinton, the book details the challenges of preparing tre?s soigne? cuisine in America’s most famous home. The book includes recipes Moeller created for formal events and more intimate gatherings (with chef notes for the home cook) and a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the challenges of cooking in the White House. Throughout the narrative, Moeller promotes his trademark use of fresh, healthy ingredients in one-of-a- kind dishes inspired by his classical French training with an American and Caribbean twist. Moeller will discuss and sign his book tonight. 7pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.org

February 8
Kids
Kaleido-Crabs
Second Saturdays at PAMM will host Kaleido-Crabs. Kids will create colorful crabs with Miami’s TM Sisters!  They are known for multi-media performance art and video. Inspired by Ai Weiwei’s installation, youth of all ages can make their own crustaceans using a swirling kaleidoscope of materials. These mini sculptures will then come to life in the PAMM theater by placing them in a green screened magical background. Free. 1pm – 4pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

February 8
Music
Panic! At The Disco
Panic! At The Disco will play Miami tonight in support of their newest release Too Weird To live, Too Rare To Die! Since the release of their 2005 debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, Las Vegas rockers Panic! at the Disco have put out a steady stream of hits and impressed countless fans across North America and Europe with their quirky, instantly recognizable sound. 8pm. $29.75 – $45. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7300 or fillmoremb.com

February 8
Dance
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Founded by two former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater members in 1994, Complexions’ groundbreaking mix of methods, styles and cultures has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement over the past decade-and-a-half. Tonight they will perform on the Main Stage. 8pm. $22.50–$45. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: smdcac.org or 786-573-5300.

February 8
Film
Horn Please
Presented in partnership with New World School of the Arts and Miami International Film Festival, Horn Please is a documentary film from first-time directors Shantanu Suman (graphic designer) and Istling Mirche (producer). Produced by Talkies Films (Mumbai), Horn Please is a documentary that encapsulates various aspects of an age-old folk art form of India — the Truck Art, an art form that makes journeys through the dusty highways of India, incredible in more ways than one. With a kaleidoscope of bright paints, motifs, typography and some unique couplets, these Indian trucks take you on a rather colourful journey of diverse cultures and beliefs of the country. The designs painted on the trucks do not merely stand for aesthetic purposes, but they also attempt to depict religious, sentimental, and emotional viewpoints of the people related to the truck industry. This documentary focuses on the origin of truck art and its evolution since then. And also how it influences not just the world of art, but also the lives of its artists and the truckers who interact with it on a daily basis. Largely, it investigates on whether the once-accepted type of art as a unique form of expression, will survive the test of time in this era of capitalism. 6pm – 9pm. NWSA Artseen, 2215 NW 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: mdcmoad.org

February 8
Lecture
The Ed Tour Starring Ed Schultz
Different than any other talk show host and TV host out there, and so much like the 3 million ‘Ed Heads’ who tune him in for the unvarnished truth, Ed Schultz is bringing his unique, straight talking, no-nonsense voice of reason on the road, and premiering ‘The Ed Tour’ at the Parker Playhouse on February 8, 2014! Join Ed for an evening that will be unforgettable. 8pm. $25 – $125. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

February 8
Music
Jeff Berlin Trio
South Florida JAZZ presents the Jeff Berlin Trio playing South Florida tonight. Electric bass virtuoso Jeff Berlin is considered by many to be the finest bass guitarist in the world, noted for his fluid and lyrical playing. Bass guitar icon, Jaco Pastorius, actually regarded Jeff to be the better soloist. The trio features gifted pianist-bassist Richard Drexler, who changes the entire dynamic of a piano, bass, drums trio as normally conceived. Drummer Mike Clark, well known for his work with Herbie Hancock, perfectly complements this extraordinary trio that frequently has the electric bass playing the melody. 8pm. $40. Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd; Fort Lauderdale. For info: southfloridajazz.org

February 8
Social
Covenant House Night of Broadway Stars 2014
Acclaimed composer and lyricist Neil Berg comes to Fort Lauderdale tonight to host Covenant House Florida’s 4th annual fundraiser: A Night of Broadway Stars. Neil will be joined by stars Capathia Jenkins, Rita Harvey, Natalie Toro, John Treacy Egan, Ted Louis Levy and Alan H. Green — and they’ll be recreating the roles that made them famous in such hit shows as The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Evita and Jekyll and Hyde. Special guest appearance by hometown success Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle in the award winning Disney Film Beauty and the Beast. Don’t miss this powerful show, which will be helping Covenant House youth. Covenant House Florida serves runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth under 21 including teen parents and their babies. Each year, the agency reach hundreds of kids in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando via street outreach, crisis shelters, transitional housing projects, and aftercare, making Covenant House Florida one of the largest private agencies serving runaway and homeless youth in the state of Florida. 6:30pm. $225. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954.462.0222 or browardcenter.org.

February 8
Music
Sing Miami Sing!
Join Miami Children’s Chorus singing, clapping and dancing to songs for all to enjoy. This interactive sing-along will have families, seniors, and kids of all ages exercising their vocal cords and making new friends. With Miami Children’s Chorus as your guide, you’ll be making music in no time! No experience is needed to join in the fun! Peacock Foundation Studio, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 8
Art
Kappa
Peter Kaspar or Kappa was born and raised in Slovakia and while still in his teens he started to develop and express a sense of his own artistic independence.  Without any formal education in music or painting, Kappa is a self-taught artist. In 1998 he began creating and producing music for well-known local Slovak musicians and television productions.  This launched his career and gave him a taste of success as he soon became known throughout Slovakia and the Czech Republic by the name “DJ Kappa. The man behind the artist has always had a truly profound, unique and consistent passion for the arts that has never faded.  His abstract works are not only a means for self expression. This year Kappa moved to the U.S., where he believes art is more appreciated and the openness for self-expression is rejuvenating.  Kappa has enjoyed success in the US with exhibitions in New York and on Miami Beach in collaboration with Albert Trummer. His newest works are on exhibit and will open tonight with a reception. 7:30pm. Gallery 212 Miami, 2405 & 2407 NW 2nd Ave; Wynwood. For info: 516-532-3040

February 9
Social
First Ladies Tea
Live music by local guitarist Rob Friedman enhances the ambiance of our tea, which is served at beautifully set tables by delightful garden volunteers. Tea service begins 3pm. $37. Fairchild Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables. For info: fairchildgarden.org or 305.663.8059.

February 9
Lecture
Heavens’ Embroidered Cloth: Observations about Chinese Textiles in the Collection
John Vollmer, scholar and independent curator, addresses Qing dynasty textiles in conjunction with the embroideries, costume and accessories on view in the special exhibition, Qing Chic. Free. Norton Museum, 1451 S Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

February 9
Music
Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block comes for an evening of songs and stories from Broadway and the American songbook. Considered one of the most relevant and versatile voices in musical theater today, Stephanie is best known for playing the role of ‘Elphaba’ in Wicked on Broadway and creating the role for the first national tour for which she won numerous awards including the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. She received both a Drama Desk and 2013 TONY Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood in The Roundabout Theatre’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She also took over for Sutton Foster in the revival of Anything Goes. Stephanie received a Drama Desk Award nomination for creating the role of ‘Judy Bernly’ in 9 To 5: The Musical. She created the roles of ‘Grace O’Malley’ in The Pirate Queen and the much acclaimed ‘Liza Minnelli’ role in The Boy From Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman). She recently concluded starring as Sheryl Hoover in Off-Broadway’s new musical Little miss Sunshine written by James Lapine and William Finn. 2pm. $39.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

February 9
Music
Robert Randolph and The Family Band
43rd Annual Tribal Fair Presents Robert Randolph and The Family Band tonight at the Hardrock. Robert Randolph & The Family Band first gained national attention with the release of the album Live at the Wetlands in 2002. The concert recording was taped at New York’s historical Wetlands Preserve Club before it closed in 2001. The band followed that acclaimed live album with their first studio recording Unclassified, attracting the attention of Eric Clapton. Since then, the band has toured with Clapton, Santana and the Dave Matthews Band and, as a headline act, has developed a large, passionate following built upon legendary performances at such major festivals as Bonnaroo, Crossroads, Hard Rock Calling, Montreux Jazz, Austin City Limits and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.   Later albums, Colorblind and We Walk This Road, enjoyed critical and commercial success led by signature Randolph composed songs such as “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That”. Rolling Stone named Robert Randolph one of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists,” the only pedal steel player so honored, calling him “one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom” and citing his solos as “perpetually cresting, lightning-fast explorations. 6pm. Free. Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL, For info:

February 9
Music
Pops on Parade
Big names, great shows and some of the most treasured songs and genres, combined with the agile artistry of the Symphony and Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. Featuring songs by the great Henry Mancini, and a salute to the Big Band Era, this fantastic concert offers a musical parade that will have you humming and tapping your feet to music we all know and love! Fairchild Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables. For info: fairchildgarden.org or 305.663.8059.

February 9
Theatre
Zangwill 150: A Day of Celebration, Scholarship, and Theater
Join us for a celebration of the life and work of Israel Zangwill on the 150th anniversary of his birth. An influential writer of fiction and plays, an activist in the Zionist and Jewish Territorialist movements, as well as a fighter for women’s rights, Zangwill was a true celebrity in his time. The day includes a lecture, Israel Zangwill and the Jewish Future – 100 Years Ago and a Staged Reading of Scenes from The Melting Pot from Students from the FIU Theatre Department. Discussions with the audience will follow both the panel and the staged reading. Free. 11am – 4pm. Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305-919-5857.

February 9
Music
Mandy Patinkin in Concert
Before his recognition as an Emmy-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway legend. The acclaimed actor/singer/ storyteller portrays his most electrifying role: concert performer in Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget. He belongs to the special breed of singer who doesn’t merely dramatize songs, but incorporates them into his very being. His interpretations of popular standards, superbly accompanied by Paul Ford at the piano, come straight from the heart, mesmerizing audiences from coast to coast. 7pm. $35 – $105. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954.462.0222 or browardcenter.org.

February 9
Books
Fighting More Than Fires: Race and Politics in Miami-Dade County
Fighting More than Fires is a true story about the life of Miami Dade’s first African American Fire Chief, Charles Phillips. It is his autobiography, detailing his rise through the ranks of Miami–Dade Fire Department to achieve the highest honor of becoming Chief, only to be accused of the unthinkable. Fighting More than Fires is a compelling account of Chief Phillips’ fight to make it to the top and then having it all taken away two years after being sworn in. It is his story of betrayal, deception and perseverance. Growing up as a child, Phillips had a fascination for fire trucks and the sirens that blared as they sped down the streets of his neighborhood. It was then that he knew he would one day ride on the back of a fire engine. In 1974, that dream became a reality; he joined the mostly segregated Metropolitan Dade County Fire Department as one of 48 members of the first predominantly African- American Fire Recruit Training Class. Phillips will discuss and sign his book tonight. 4pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.org

February 9
Music
Chloe Dolandis
Join Chloe Dolandis and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society team up to raise money for Blood Cancer treatment with their 1st annual swing for a cure concert. All proceeds go to benefit blood cancer research. Dolandis is an electrifying jazz/pop/soul singer, songwriter, and entertainer. With a modern flair, she and her music harness a combination of styles: ’40s big band, ’50s jazz, ’60s rock, and ’70s soul/R&B. She has performed alongside a broad spectrum of entertainers including jazz legends Ira Sullivan and Jesse Jones Jr., Grammy winners Billy Stritch and Zach Ziskin, comedian Jeff Dunham, and rapper Pitbull. No stranger to being behind a microphone, she has voiced numerous radio and TV spots for brands including Coca-Cola, UNICEF, the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Herald, and HBO Latin America. The Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st St; Delray Beach. For info: 561-450-6357 or artsgarage.org

February 11
Film
Barbara
The Aventura Foreign Film Series screens Barbara. In this suspenseful film from one of Germany’s most influential director’s, comes a story set in 1980s East Germany, where a doctor finds herself banished to a small country hospital. She befriends another doctor, and comes under the ever watchful and suspicious eyes of the Stasi. East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. She must weigh her absolute dedication to her patients against a potential escape to the West, and her newfound attraction to a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit. Hosted by Shelly Isaacs who will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. 7pm. $10. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

February 11
Music
Songs for a Desert Island
What music would you bring to a desert island? It seems what people most want to hear when cast-away is Rachmaninov and Elgar. Winner of the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofieff Int’l Competition, Ciro Fodere has been described as “masterful, electric, fiery and lyrical.” Van Eck, principal cellist of the SOTA, studied at the Royal Conservatory in Holland and is the artistic leader of South Florida’s Chameleon Musicians chamber series. 8:15pm. $60 – $80. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954.462.0222 or browardcenter.org.

February 11
Books
Body Count
Sean Strub, founder of the groundbreaking POZ magazine, producer of the hit play The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, and the first openly HIV-positive candidate for U.S. Con­gress, charts his remarkable life—a story of politics and AIDS and a powerful testament to loss, hope, and survival. From the New York of Studio 54 and Andy Warhol’s Factory to the intersection of politics and burgeoning LGBT and AIDS movements, Strub’s story crackles with history. He recounts his role in shocking AIDS demonstrations at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the home of U.S. Sen­ator Jesse Helms. Body Counts is a vivid portrait of a tumultuous era, with an astonishing cast of characters, including Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Keith Haring, Bill Clinton, and Yoko Ono. By the time a new class of drugs transformed the epidemic in 1996, Strub was emaciated and covered with Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions, the scarlet letter of AIDS. He was among the fortunate who returned, Lazaruslike, from the brink of death. Strub has written a vital, inspiring memoir, unprecedented in scope, about this deeply important period of American history. Strub is an activist, writer, and executive director of the Sero Project, which combats the criminalization of people with HIV. Strub will discuss and sign his book tonight. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.org

February 12
Music
Gigi D’alessio
Italian singer-songwriter Gigi D’Alessio plays Miami Beach tonight Expect a night of beautiful Pop Ballads and that special sound that only D’Alessio has. He is known for his masterful interpretations of Neapolitan melodic song. His unique style has created one of Italy’s most beloved personalities. He is also a record producer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, drums, organ, and accordion). His credits include more than 40 albums, a Diamond record and 100 Platinum records. Alessio’s partner Anna Tatangelo is an Italian pop singer who at 15 became the youngest person to win the Newcomer’s Award at the prestigious Sanremo Music Festival singing contest. Together they will combine to give us a night of great songs, great fun, and a good time. Do not miss it. $55 – $118.50. 8pm. 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7300 or fillmoremb.com

February 12
Opera
From Russia With Love
Celebrate the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and welcome Valentine’s Day with your New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, Opera Chorus, and Concert Choir as they perform Russian masterpieces. Hear Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms directed by Albert Clark in his farewell season, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Italian sensation, Viviana Lasaracina making her American Debut on piano, and Shostakovich’s first Symphony under the masterful direction of Maestro Alfred Gershfeld. 7:30pm. $20. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 12
Art
Edouard Duval-Carrié
Visit the studio of Haitian-born, Miami-based artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, and be the first to see new works which will be on view at PAMM as part of the exhibition, Edouard Duval-Carrié: Imagined Landscapes, opening March 13. Exclusively for Patron ($2,500) and above level members. 6:30pm – 8:30pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

February 12
Music
Freddy Cole Quartet
The Freddy Cole Quartet performs “Love Songs from the Great American Songbook.” Now in his 40th year of performing, this great singer and pianist has developed a huge following. “He’s one of the few male jazz singers these days who is still at the height of his powers and can be taken seriously,” says Ben Ratliff of The New York Times. The instantly recognizable Cole voice and the veteran quartet perform the classics as well as new interpretations from a huge jazz repertoire. 7:45pm. $40. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: goldcoastjazz.org.

February 12
Art
Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs
Capture the Moment consists of photographs from every Pulitzer Prize photographer, from the year of the first prize, 1942, to the present. Presently, there are 153 photographs included. The exhibit includes dramatic and poignant news and feature photographs, including Joe Rosenthal’s World War II photo of the raising of the flag by U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima (1945 Pulitzer); the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (2006 Pulitzer); Robert H. Jackson’s 1963 photo of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald and Nathaniel Fein’s shot of Babe Ruth watching his number being retired at Yankee Stadium (1949 Pulitzer). Through April 20. Opening reception tonight. The evening will include music, light refreshments and guided tours. 6pm – 9pm. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St; Miami. For info: thefrost.fiu.edu

February 12
Music
Nicole Yarling Quartet
Head to Gusman for an evening of great jazz and drinks tonight. Tonight in the lobby is the Nicole Yarling Quartet. 6:30pm – 9pm. Free. Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St; Miami. For info: gusmancenter.org

February 12
Film
Lincoln
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 Lincoln. As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Director: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn. 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 13
Film
Oscar Shorts 2014: Animation
The Nominees are: Feral: A wild boy who has grown up in the woods is found by a hunter and returned to civilization. Get A Horse: Mickey Mouse and his friends are enjoying a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows up with plans to ruin their day. MR Hublot: The eccentric, isolated Mr. Hublot finds his carefully ordered world disrupted by the arrival of Robot Pet. Possesions: A man seeking shelter from a storm in a dilapidated shrine encounters a series of household objects inhabited by goblin spirits. Room On A Broom: A genial witch and her cat are joined on their broom by several friends as they set off on an adventure. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

February 13
Film
Casual Shopper
Informed by conventions of Hollywood film and television commercials, Judith Barry’s Casual Shopper (1980-81) presents a female protagonist wandering through a seemingly endless array of product displays. The woman both follows and is followed by a male figure, who appears to exist somewhere between reality and fantasy, within a carefully structured and intoxicating elevator-music-filled.  The piece conflates romantic desire with consumer desire, as both figures perpetually search. Following a screening of the 28-minute video in the auditorium, Judith Barry will be in conversation with PAMM Chief Curator and Deputy Director Tobias Ostrander, followed by a Q&A. 7pm – 8:30pm. $15. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

February 13
Kids
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live takes you on a tour through pre-historic Australia, bringing an eye-popping array of ancient creatures to life on stage. You will observe and interact with extraordinarily life-like creatures, just like those that inhabited the Southern Hemisphere millions of years ago. Meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs in their ancient environment, in this highly imaginative, entertaining and educational live show. From the sweetly curious baby Dryosaur, to the peaceful hulk Titanosaur, and even the teeth-gnashing T-rex — Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live is a unique interactive theater performance that stimulates the imagination in a way that connects children to their world. Erth’s large-scale puppets were developed in consultation with paleontologists, based on current science and interpretations of fossil evidence. Employing sophisticated design and electronics, these giants are brought to life by skilled performers and puppeteers, made all the more real through the magic of theatre. Grades: K – 8. 10am & 11:30am. $15. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

February 13
Lecture
Deepak Chopra
Bestselling author, physician and world renowned mind-body healing pioneer comes to the Broward Center. Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century, and credits him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.” Learn how Chopra’s work is changing the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness. Acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind-body medicine and a prolific author of more than 36 books and over 100 audio, video and CD-ROM titles, translated into 35 languages with over 20 million copies sold worldwide, Chopra continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Through his creation of The Chopra Center for Well Being, Chopra established a formal vehicle for the expansion of his healing approach using the integration of the best of western medicine with natural healing traditions. Chopra is revolutionizing common wisdom about the crucial connection between body, mind, spirit and healing through his mission of “bridging the technological miracles of the west with the wisdom of the east.” 7:30pm. $45 – $150. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954.462.0222 or browardcenter.org.

February 13
Books
The Sixth Borough
The Sixth Borough is a poignant coming of age story inspired by memories of growing up in Miami Beach, Florida, in the 1950s is a first novel by Myron S. Lubell, former columnist for The Miami Herald and professor at Florida International University. In 1951 Miami Beach was one of the most popular resort cities in America. The warm weather and tranquil beaches of this tropical paradise attracted thousands of winter visitors, mostly tourists who made the long drive from New York. In addition, the resident population of this small island was primarily from New York. Thus, the city of Miami Beach was sometimes referred to as the Sixth Borough of New York. However, if you ventured off the island and crossed the beautiful expanse of Biscayne Bay you were in another world: the Deep South where they served grits instead of corned beef. This unique place and time is brought to life by a perceptive 12-year-old boy who moves from Chicago to Miami Beach. Even though he is a secular Jew, he feels he is different on this “Jewish” island where he discovers that anti-Semitism and racial prejudice are prevalent. He “survives” the move and adolescence by blending fantasy with reality. Lubell will discuss and sign his book tonight. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.org

February 13
Art
Miami Art + Design Fair
Tonight is the Opening Night Vernissage to benefit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum. Miami Art+Design (MA+D) will host 70 carefully vetted international dealers in a spectacular waterside pavilion surrounding the Noguchi-designed fountain at downtown’s Bayfront Park. Presenting world class fine art in an elegant event setting that features an array of live music, an outdoor lecture pavilion and bayview fine dining, MA+D will be a truly unique addition to Miami’s cultural scene. Organized by Florida art fair pioneers International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) in collaboration with the French SNA, organizers of the Paris Biennale, this extraordinary new fair will emphasize fine and decorative art of all periods. Featuring Ancient Art, Old Masters, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Post War and Pop Art, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Contemporary Design, collectors and connoisseurs will have the opportunity to view and purchase works of art rarely seen outside major museum collections.  6:30pm – 11pm. $15. Bayfront Park Pavilion, Downtown, Miami. For info: miamiartanddesign.com

February 13
Social
Paper Hearts
What do you give that special someone who has everything? How about an evening filled with music, art and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design will present the first installment of its annual fundraiser, Paper Hearts, tonight. Paper Hearts is MOAD’s single largest fundraiser to fuel exhibition and education programs, in addition to the continued stewardship of its historic home. Guests are invited to mingle among artists, enjoy various performances, and savor bites and cocktails from local restaurants and bars, all while moving to the beats of DJ Hottpants and a headlining live performance by Miami’s own Afrobeta. Guests will also have the opportunity to build their arts collections by bidding on works of art curated by famed Miami Gallerist Bernice Steinbaum. More than 50 pieces by a roster of local, national and internationally-acclaimed artists will be up for auction, including works by Lynne Golob Gelfman, Enrique Gomez de Molina, Jaimie Warren, Carol Brown, and late famed Cuban artist, Manuel Carbonell. 8pm – 11pm. $75 – $200. Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305-237-7722 or mdcmoad.org

February 13
Lecture
The case of the missing Miami detective
Michael Shayne was the creation of the novelist Davis Dresser who wrote these books under the name Brett Halliday. Dresser lived in Miami from approximately 1927 to 1938 and made his living as a civil engineer. When the first book featuring Miami based private detective Michael Shayne was published in 1939 the New York Times mystery fiction reviewer described Shayne as being “hard-boiled, uninhibited, loud-mouthed” and “bellicose”. With sources from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, as well as other historical writings, this lecture will present a picture of South Florida of that time period, and show how the area provided a wealth of material for the genre of noir detective fiction in the style of Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler. Lecture by Susan Weiss. Free. 7pm. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305.672.2014 or mdpl.org

February 13
Film
Mary Poppins
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 Mary Poppins. A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker’s unhappy family. Director: Robert Stevenson. Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and David Tomlinson. 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

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