January 16 to January 23

January 16
Music
Megan Mullally with Seth Rudetsky
Famous for her iconic role as Karen Walker on the groundbreaking hit TV series Will & Grace, two-time Emmy-Award winner Megan Mullally starred on Broadway in Grease, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Young Frankenstein. With her legendary wit and expert musicality, don’t miss the fun as Mullally shoots the breeze, dishes the dirt and raises the roof performing a host of classic Broadway songs with Sirius XM Radio Star and pianist Seth Rudetsky. VIP seats include a post-performance meet and greet with Mullally and Rudetsky. 8pm. $31.50 – $126.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954-462-0222 or parkerplayhouse.com

January 16
Lecture
Palms, People and Sugar
Javier Francisco-Ortega, Professor of Biology at FIU and Scott Zona, Curator of the Wertheim Conservatory at FIU will explore the use of palms as sources of sugar, syrup and alcohol. Since ancient times, many different peoples have exploited palms throughout the tropics and subtropics.  Some forms of exploitation are sustainable and do no harm to the palms, but other forms of exploitation are endangering the survival of palm populations. 7pm – 9pm. $25. Fairchild Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd; Coral Gables. For info: fairchildgarden.org or 305.667.1651.

January 16
Art
Jonathan Beer: American Epic
MDC Galleries of Art + Design opens the much-anticipated exhibition Jonathan Beer: American Epic. Beer’s namesake work represents the overlap of memory, landscape and architecture and draws inspiration from the urban fabric that is the product of the perpetual rebuilding and decay of civilization. Beer’s paintings take as their purview the interior world of mental cognition and exterior, observable reality. In related works, the sense of disruption and violence are equally evident. These apocalyptic visions seem to suggest that the images’ destructive energy equals the power of mental cognition to hold reality together. Beer is a New York-based artist and writer who received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2010 and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2012. He was awarded a 3rd Year Post Graduate Fellowship at the New York Academy of Art in 2012. Beer’s has had solo shows at Kathleen Cullen Fine Art in New York, Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta, and at Albany Molecular Corporation and Bethlehem Public Library, both in Albany NY. Beer’s work has been exhibited internationally at Galerie Delta in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and at the Siauliai Art Gallery in Siauliai, Lithuania. His group exhibitions include shows at Sotheby’s, Sloan Fine Art, Boltax Gallery, Flowers Gallery, MUSE Center for Photography and the Moving Image, Theaterlab, The Puffin Room, and the ArtNow Fair, all in New York. Beer has been featured in ArtNews, Artslant, NY Art Beat, the New American Paintings Blog, Studio Visit Magazine, Art Takes Miami, and Professional Artist Magazine. In 2011 he co-founded Art-Rated, a blog dedicated to articles and interviews on the contemporary art scene. He is also published by the Huffington Post, the Brooklyn Rail, ArtWrit, and Art Observed. Exhibit runs through March 21. Opening Reception today with an artist discussion. 11:15 am – 12:30 pmMDC’s Kendall Gallery, 11011 SW 104 St; Kendall. For info: 305-237-7700.

January 16
Theatre
End Of The Rainbow
It’s December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her triumphant comeback…again. This savagely funny drama offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture. This powerful new play also features over a half dozen of Judy’s signature songs performed live on stage. End Of The Rainbow was a huge hit in London’s West End, and on Broadway just last season, and features an evening of explosive acting, classic songs, and fierce emotion. 8pm. Actors Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile; Coral Gables. For info: actorsplayhouse.org or 305-444-9293

January 17
Social
Black Creek Nights
Live music, local bands, re-mixes and performance artists invade the outside plaza and black box of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Hosted by Mr Pauer and featuring Albert Castiglia and the Roosevelt Trio. Pauer is a Latin Grammy Nominated producer and re-mixer. With a long career as a DJ and producer he is one of the pioneers in the new sounds of Latin electronica. Blues musician Castiglia with his muscular vocal style, incendiary guitar work, and fine songwriting shares the evening with the Roosevelt Trio. Roosevelt (The Lee Boys) leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast pedal steel guitar slide work. 8pm. $10. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211th St; Miami. For info: smdcac.org

January 17
Music
Barry Manilow
Multi-million selling artist Barry Manilow performs his collection of smash hits at the BB&T Center tonight. Manilow, the undisputed number one adult contemporary artist of all time, brings his high-energy, hit-packed concert to cities across the globe.  With more than 50 top 40 hits like Mandy, Can’t Smile Without You and Copacabana (at The Copa), Manilow performs for one night only. With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Manilow’s inimitable career encompasses virtually every arena of entertainment, including performing, writing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has produced, arranged and released more than 40 albums during the course of his career.  He has also written and produced songs for legendary artists such as Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick and many more.  He has been honored with a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award, an Oscar nomination and a top-selling autobiography. 8pm.  $195.49 – $17.99. BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave; Ft Lauderdale. For info: livenation.com

January 17
Tour
Bayfront Fountain to Miami River Walk
Talk a walk with a HistoryMiami guide along the art and architecture lined confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay. Learn more about Miami’s history from ancient to modern times. $30. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

January 17
Music
Summer of Love
In this incredible tribute to the music of the 60s, relive the memories, share the spirit and celebrate the greatest hits of the Woodstock Generation. Don’t miss this musical “love fest” where Glen Burtnick, a Styx and Beatlemania alumnus, masterfully recreates the songs and psychedelically flavored spirit of this iconic time with a full band and amazing backup vocalists. The concert features music by the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrex, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, The Mamas and the Papas, The Doors and more. 8pm. $19 – $79. VIP ticket includes post show meet and greet reception with the artist and prime seating. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

January 17
Film
Back to the Future
Bandshell Movie Night in the North Shore shows Back to the Future. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover. A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. 7pm. Hang out and enjoy a movie under the stars. 7pm. Free. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachparks.com

January 17
Theatre
Antony and Cleopatra
A stripped down radical new version. Set in Haiti in the 18th Century on the eve of the revolution.
We are collaborating with two of the world’s most prestigious theaters – The Public in NYC and the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK – on what promises to be one of the most exciting cultural events in our city’s history! Adapted and directed by Miami’s own award-winning playwright, Tarell Alvin McCraney, the production is set on the eve of the Haitian Revolution against the French. It will open at Stratford-upon-Avon and then transfer to Miami Beach – where audiences will see it on the beach – before it moves to The Public in New York. 8pm. $65. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 305.446.1116 or gablestage.org

January 17
Lecture
Art Deco Of Napier, New Zealand By Sally Jackson
Art Deco Of Napier, New Zealand By Sally Jackson. Join MDPL in welcoming our Art Deco brethren from New Zealand. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the sunny coast city of Napier, New Zealand. This gem of a city is often compared to a slice of the Mediterranean Rivera down under. Napier, like Miami Beach, is blessed with ocean breezes, swaying palms and a wealth of Art Deco architecture. It is often referred to as the “Mediterranean Riviera. Jackson is the General Manager of the Art Deco Trust, Napier’s preservation society, and she will discuss her home, her organization, Art Deco architecture and style, and Napier’s own Art Deco Weekend and her lovely city. After listening to her description of Napier, you might very well look to book the next flight to New Zealand. 5:30pm. Free. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: wolfsonian.org

January 17
Theatre
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
The Last Night of Ballyhoo: It is Christmas, 1939, and all of the Jewish families in Atlanta are only interested in “Ballyhoo”, the big social event of the season. From the author of ” Driving Miss Daisy”, it is the winner of the Tony Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Through Feb 2. 8pm. Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Rd; Coral Springs. For info: stagedoorfl.org or 305-397-8977.

January 17
Music
An Evening with Chris Botti
This evening features a crowd-pleasing program headlined by Platinum-selling jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, who earned a Grammy Award this year for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” for his recording Impressions. Throughout his storied career, Botti has created a series of recordings that have made him a virtual genre-of-one in the realm of contemporary jazz while at the same time capturing the attention of the pop music world. The charismatic performer made his initial splash on the pop music scene during his stint with Paul Simon’s band, and later achieved international notoriety as a featured soloist on Sting’s Brand New Day world tour. Since then, Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world, playing to packed houses worldwide and selling more than three million albums. The star trumpeter has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre, and he has earned both critical acclaim and mainstream appreciation for a succession of bestselling albums. 8pm. $55 – $150. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

January 17
Music
Big Night in Little Haiti
Djakout #1 is one of the top bands in Haitian music today, making their Big Night in Little Haiti debut this month. Opening set by Pouvwa. Between bands, DJ Mack of Mizikpam.com will play. The night will featuring delicious kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Lakay, ice cold Prestige Beer at the bar, and more. The hands-on art activities for kids are sponsored by Positive Impact Foundation / Kose Famn and Bass Museum of Art. Photographer Richardson Dorvil will showcase his new book Découvrir / Discover Haiti, with copies available for purchase and signing.  Dorvil holds many titles: writer, designer and photographer, cultural ambassador of Haiti. He  invites you to view the beauty of Haiti through his lenses and a difference face of the country. In the gallery, Global Caribbean V, a selection of top contemporary Caribbean visual artists, presented by the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance.  This will be a last chance to see this Art Basel-sanctioned exhibition. 6pm – 10pm. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr; Miami. For info: rhythmfoundation.com

January 17
Festival
The 37th Annual Art Deco Weekend
Designated “Art Deco at Play,” this year’s message is clear: Bring the kids-and be a kid! The exhibition hall at the Art Deco Welcome Center, will display antique toys, with a special emphasis on those from the Art Deco ’20s and ’30s. There will be vintage board games, dolls, toy cars and planes. Count on the films and fashion, live music and lectures, vendors and visuals, parades and preservation that set this street fair apart from any other. Additionally, “The Antique Experience” is a stylized garden flanked by 90-by-40-foot tents filled with antique and vintage furniture, objects and clothing. Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: artdecoweekend.com

January 18
Music
A Day At The Beach
Community Arts and Culture presents A Day At The Beach, a two-part concert series event happening throughout their 2013/2014 season of events. The focus of these concert presentations is to create a platform for world class and local artists to showcase their musical talents at the highest level of production. $15. 6pm. North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: communityartsandculture.org

January 18
Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage – but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a romantic melodrama of the highest order. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

January 18
Workshop
Join Step Afrika! Performers and learn the basics of stepping, lively South African gumboot dance and contemporary step techniques. The stepping workshop is ideal for ages 12 and up, and professional dance experience is not required. The workshop will be held today. 11:30am. $15. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

January 18
Music
Double Double
This new music concert highlights the distinctive format of the double concerto during which not one, but two soloists perform per piece. Members of the Ensemble Modern – a Germany-based group dedicated to sharing the music of contemporary composers – join Fellows in an evening of virtuosity not to be missed. Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu.

January 18
Theatre
Godspell
The Broadway Touring Production Featuring a Live Music Ensemble in Godspell. Enjoy all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time in a brand new intimate, one-of-a-kind production. Raise your spirit with the Tony-nominated score filled with the popular hits, Day by Day, Light of the World, and Turn Back, O Man. This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world—and now you can join in the celebration as a spectacular ensemble of bright young stars stirs your soul, raises your spirit and lifts you right out of your seat. So come sing about love at Godspell! 8pm. $37.50 – $70. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

January 18
Dance
Step Afrika
Experience the heart pounding thrill of Step Afrika!–the first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Celebrating this art form born that was born in African-American college fraternities and based in African traditions, Step Afrika’s intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with spoken word enthrall audiences of all ages. Step Afrika! is “always visually and musically exciting,” according to the Washington Post. Don’t miss this electrifying and one-of-a-kind performance. From Montreal and Madagascar to Alaska and Alabama, Step Afrika! seeks to build connections between people and highlight the similarities in our dance forms, our lives and our communities. Step Afrika! proudly represents the city of Washington, D.C. as the official Cultural Ambassador at events around the world. $16.50 – $36.50. 8pm. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

January 18
Tour
Pinecrest Old Parrot Jungle Bike Tour
Bring your own bike and venture out with eco-historian Frank Schena to Pinecrest Gardens in this revered old landmark with its towering banyans, limestone rock formations, fish pond, cypress and sausage tree. Discover the site’s history, including its days as the old Parrot Jungle. Fee includes admission to Pinecrest Gardens. $30. 9am – 11am. Pinecrest Gardens, 11100 Red Rd; Pinecrest. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

January 18
Books
I am Amelia Earhart & I am Abraham Lincoln
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer. “Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Abraham Lincoln always spoke up about fairness, and thus he led the country to abolish slavery. This book follows him from childhood to the presidency, including the Civil War and his legendary Gettysburg Address. Amelia Earhart refused to accept no for an answer; she dared to do what no one had ever done before, and became the first woman to fly a plane all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. This book follows her from childhood to her first flying lessons and onward to her multi-record-breaking career as a pilot. This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, and to inspire them to strive and dream. Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle and its recent sequel, The Fifth Assassin). He is also the host of the History Channel TV show Brad Meltzer’s Decoded. Meltzer will read from ad sign his book tonight. 7pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 18
Music
Engelbert Humperdinck
The London Times calls him the premier voice of the 20th Century! The “King of Romance,” Engelbert Humperdinck,  will make his Arsht Center debut Humperdinckers rejoice! His concert will showcase  classic songs from his vast catalogue as well as brand new music from his upcoming Duets album featuring greats such as Elton John, Smokey Robinson and Willie Nelson. A music legend with legions of fans around the world, Engelbert Humperdinck has released more than 80 albums of tender, beloved ballads, earning him an outstanding 63 Gold and 24 Platinum records, four Grammy Award nominations, a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Praised for his longstanding career, ultra-smooth stylized performances and dozens of hit songs, such as “Release Me,” “A Man Without Love,” “Spanish Eyes,” and “The Last Waltz,” Humperdinck is considered one of the world’s consummate entertainers. 8pm. $39 – $99. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

January 18
Comedy
Katt Williams: Growth Spurt
Katt Williams returns with a brand new stand up show featuring the critically acclaimed comic at his best.  Known to many for his breakout role in the MTV improv show, “Wild n’ Out,” and his widely recognized role as “Money Mike” in the hit movie Friday After Next, Williams already has several successful stand up specials under his belt, such as Kattpacalypse, Pimpin Pimpin, and The Pimp Chronicles. With this 2014 tour it is clear that Williams is in no rush to slow down. His high energy stage presence and fresh routine has left every audience cramping in their sides from laughter and rising to their feet with a standing ovation begging for more. The reviews speak for themselves – this show is not one to be missed. $127 – $49. 8pm. James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: therealkattwilliams.com

January 18
Poetry
An Anthology of Concrete Poetry Book Launch and Discussion
A discussion with Primary Information’s Ryan Haley, James Hoff, and Miriam Katzeff and Ruth and Marvin Sackner. Moderated by Emily Mello Deputy Director of Education and Public Programs. This conversation- illustrated with materials related to two specific publications and the current exhibition A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry –will explore sites for encounters with word and image. Considering the book as site, in addition to the archive, the exhibition, and the web, panelists will speak about how all function in their projects. Primary Information has published several projects with materials by writers and artists who are well-represented in the Sackner Archive, including their most recent project, the republishing of An Anthology of Concrete Poetry, the first comprehensive American anthology focusing on the international movement which began in the early 50s. Edited by Emmett Williams and originally published in 1967 by Something Else Press, this seminal book has been out of print for four decades. This event will also serve as a launch for this new edition.  Collectors Marvin and Ruth Sackner who often call their collection an “archive of archives” will discuss their book in progress, The Art of Typewriting which will be published by Thames & Hudson in 2015. Free with museum admission. 2pm – 3:30pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

January 18
Theatre
Viva Paris: International Show by Erika Moon
Your ticket to the pure French Cabaret Experience! Be transported from the celebrated Cabaret “Moulin Rouge” to the stages of the colorful and exciting Las Vegas “Jubilee” style Shows! This stunning performance will take you through the true European Cabaret experience. The show includes acts from Feather Show Girls to Can-Can Dancers, Acting and Comedy Sets, Variety Acts and a pinch of sophisticated Burlesque. This dynamite show dazzles with its stunning costumes and elaborate choreography, embodying the authentic French Cabaret style of the ages. “Viva Paris” features a full international team of 20 Artist and Production crew, presenting a colorful variety of acts that will dazzle and seduce the audience. The imaginative Cabaret dance sets celebrate the feminine spirit with class, elegance and sophistication. $34.50 – $44.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: vivaparisshow.com

January 18
Lectures
Iconic Playthings With Historic Style
Style can add value, even to a toy…when a toy becomes an iconic image it transcends its initial purpose. Value can be based on supply and demand, but iconic style almost never goes out of favor. Sohmers has appeared as an appraiser for 13 seasons on the television program Antiques Roadshow. He will bring examples of antiques toy and answer audience questions about their vintage toys. Sohmers operates Wex Rex Collectibles and Saxonville Auction Services, and attends and sells at numerous antiques and collectibles events each year. His main business operation is in Framingham, Massachusetts, buying and selling pop culture collectibles and memorabilia. He has been a featured guest on many television and radio programs over the past 30 years. As a lecturer, he speaks at historical societies, schools, libraries, corporations, antiques shows, and appraisal and other special events on a number of subjects. 1pm. Free.  Stay for a second lecture also on toys – Childhood Memorabilia Of The Art Deco Era from Dr. Garry Moss. Moss will discuss the history and evolution of toys from the 1920s through the 1950s. The presentation will include several examples of vintage Art deco era toys. Also on display will be a child’s space outfit, baseball cards and a baseball glove all from the 1930s. Moss is an avid collector-dealer of antique toys for 40 years and is an active antique dealer-collector currently exhibiting at over fifteen shows a year in PA, MA & FL. He is the former owner of Kenmore Cards, a sports memorabilia store 2 blocks from Fenway Park in Boston. Schiffer Publishing published his book, Hippie Artifacts, in 2003. His 300 plus 1930-40’s vintage Hawaiian shirt collection was on exhibit in 2004 at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA for 6 months and is the subject of the book Hawaiian Shirts: Dress for Paradise. He lives with his wife, Traudi, seven dogs and 10 horses on Renaissance Farm in Williston. 3pm. Free. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: wolfsonian.org

January 19
Music
Ocean Drive in Vienna
Experience the tropical sounds of South Florida mixed with your Viennese favorites in a second installment of World Premieres presented by MISO’s Composers-in-Residence program. Conductor, Eduardo Marturet. 8pm. $34 -$154. NWS, For info:

January 19
Workshop
Our Jewish Heritage: A Genealogical Journey
Celebrate Florida Jewish History Month with this presentation of step-by-step instructions on how to start compiling your own family tree, along with personal stories of some who have successfully traced their roots. A truly entertaining afternoon. Free with Museum admission. 2pm – 4pm. Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com or 786-972-3175.

January 19
Tour
It’s Elementary, My Dear Martin!
With Martin Luther King Day coming up, the role of African-Americans in our local history is on the forefront of our minds. Did you know that Carver Elementary and Coral Gables Elementary were paired during pubic school integration? Through the Coral Gables Museum Elementary exhibit, participants will see images of the first local integrated classroom before embarking on a ride to Coconut Grove to learn how the Bahamians of the oldest established community in Miami-Dade County contributed to the development of Coral Gables. Tour ends with a special event at the Peacock Garden Cafe. 11am. $10. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: 305.603.8067 or coralgablesmuseum.org.

January 19
Lecture
The Story Of Rey Mambo With Marvin “Rey” Baumel Along With Kathy And Carl Hersh
Carl and Kathy Hersh of Close-up Productions will present an educational video based on an oral history of Marvin Baumel, a.k.a., Rey Mambo, bandleader of a group featuring Latin music. Mr. Baumel will speak and answer questions following the video presentation.  The video was created in conjunction with a teacher’s guide to be used in middle schools. Rey’s story was chosen as the subject of the video for this age group because he arrived on Miami Beach when he was middle school age and embraced cultural differences, which allowed him to create a new identity for himself.Mr. Baumel came to Miami Beach in 1938 at age 13. He attended junior high and high school on Miami Beach. Rey was interviewed as part of the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project. His full interview will be available online in FIU’s Digital Library. 3pm. Free. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: wolfsonian.org

January 20
Books
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
A clever tribute to literature, Tequila Mockingbird is the cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Combining beloved classic novels with witty humor and delicious drink recipes, some of the charming recipes include Vermouth the Bell Tolls, Gin Eyre, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margarita, Bridget Jones’s Daiquiri, and more. Accompanying the 65 cocktail recipes are a list of tools and techniques, a spirits glossary, and a handful of drinking games and bar bites, making this cocktail book both fun and functional. With a special cover designed to look like a classic novel, whimsical illustrations, and a two-color design throughout, Tequila Mockingbird is a one-of-a-kind cocktail book. Federle is a Broadway actor, word nerd, cocktail enthusiast, author of the YA comic novel, Better Nate Than Ever, and former lifestyle columnist for Apartment Therapy. He lives (and drinks) in New York City. Federle will read from and sign his book tonight. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 20
Music
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, now in its 41st season, presents Heroic Beethoven, featuring prolific pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, one of the most lauded pianists of his generation. Ever fresh, vibrant and youthful in repertoire and performance, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra breathes new life into the work of that most iconic of symphony composers. Perhaps the most famous chamber orchestra in the United States, Orpheus will reveal music you may think you know, but might decide you never really heard before. 7:30pm. $29 – $49. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

January 20
Books
Sand in My Suit: My Early Years in Miami
Sand in my Suit: My Early Years in Miami is a nostalgic memoir by Joan Canner. Joan grew up in the historic Highland Park section of Miami, just west of downtown. Her delightful book brings the Miami of post-World War II in the 1940s and 1950s to life when Miami was a small, laid back town. Miami Historian Dr. Paul S. George said of her book in the introduction he wrote: “We owe Joan Canner big-time for this memoir, which, I believe, will be consulted again and again by scholars and writers seeking to understand more clearly the Miami of yesteryear, a time when the city claimed little more than 200,000 residents. Canner is an “almost native” Floridian, having moved to Miami as a child in 1945. Since retiring in 2002, she has concentrated on writing, quilting, raising orchids and traveling with Gary Canner, her husband of 48 years. They are the devoted grandparents of one granddaughter and five grandsons. Canner will read from and sign her book tonight. 6:30 pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 20
Tour
Vizcaya to North Grove Holiday Eco-Bike Tour
Bring your own bike for a spin through the lush streets of North Grove with eco-historian Frank Schena. See the fascinating Arquitectonica-designed houses and neighborhood botanical treasures near the clear calm waters of Biscayne Bay. Tour the original hardwood hammock at Vizcaya. Fee includes all day admission to Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. $35. 10am – 12pm. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

January 22
Theatre
Golda’s Balcony starring Tovah Feldshuh
Four-time Tony Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh reprises her tour-de-force performance as Golda Meir in this historic play that became the longest running one-woman show in Broadway history. From Russian immigrant to American school teacher to the epicenter of international politics, Golda’s Balcony traces the amazing trajectory of Meir, one of the most influential women of our time. William Gibson’s deeply funny and frighteningly prescient drama blends history and storytelling into an inspiring piece of theater. The New York Times raves, “Tovah Feldshuh gives such a fiercely committed performance that she does more than just resurrect Golda Meir: she embodies an entire country!” Don’t miss this thrilling and unforgettable night of theater. $28 – $66.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954-462-0222 or parkerplayhouse.com

January 22
Books
Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st Century America
The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites, disproportionate numbers of black prisoners, and disparities in health and access to healthcare suggest there is more to the story. David H. Ikard addresses these issues in an effort to give voice to the challenges faced by most African Americans and to make legible the shifting discourse of white supremacist ideology–including post-racialism and colorblind politics–that frustrates black self-determination, agency, and empowerment in the 21st century. Ikard tackles these concerns from various perspectives, chief among them black feminism. He argues that all oppressions (of race, gender, class, sexual orientation) intersect and must be confronted to upset the status quo. Ikard is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Miami and author of Breaking the Silence: Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism and Nation of Cowards: Black Activism in Barack Obama’s Post-Racial America. His blog Nation of Cowards, nationofcowards.blogspot.com  takes up contemporary racial topics and engages a wider intellectual and activist community. Ikard will read from and sign his book tonight. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 22
Art
Karina Chechik: Architectures of Light
After several years of research, travel, photographic gatherings and spiritual pilgrimage, Argentine artist Karina Chechik presents Architectures of Light, an exhibit based on various architectural settings with religious and cultural references which combine different artistic currents, beliefs, and temporalities. The exhibition addresses the existential questions the artist has tried to answer over the years regarding the human experience, the search for the divine and the spiritual. Curated by Francine Birbragher. Through April 13. Art After Hours, opening reception 6pm – 9pm. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, 10975 S.W. 17th St; Miami. For info: 305.348.2890 or thefrost.fiu.edu

January 22
Art
Miler Lagos: LAT 65.31N LONG 114.13W
During his residency in the Canadian Arctic in 2011, Miler Lagos investigated the experiences of early Arctic explorers who contributed to the body of knowledge about the natural resources of this remote region. For the same reason, his project LAT 65.31N LONG 114.13W developed in the geographical area from which nineteenth-century European expeditions departed, contributing to what might be called, The Canadian Arctic Botanical Expedition. Curated by Francine Birbragher. Through March 30. Art After Hours, opening reception 6pm – 9pm. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, 10975 S.W. 17th St; Miami. For info: 305.348.2890 or thefrost.fiu.edu

January 22
Art
Modern Beauty?: The Aesthetics of Perceptual Simultaneity
In the 1910s, a small group of poets, artists, and architects defined modernity in terms of the simultaneous experience of sights, sounds, and narratives. They created works that were centered specifically on this perceptual simultaneity, producing densely layered pieces that heightened viewers’ receptivity by requiring them to construct meaning actively from the diverse impressions that they formed though sensory perception. Such a focus on perceptual simultaneity contributed significantly to the development of a modern sensibility, creating a jarring new beauty that fit with the violent circumstances of the early twentieth century, in particular industrialization, civil unrest, and war. Through April 6. 6pm – 9pm. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: wolfsonian.org

January 22
Exhibit
Quebec, and the Iced Wines of Canada
Although the Canadian city of Quebec has not yet been formally enrolled as a Coral Gables Sister City, the Coral Gables Museum wishes to begin the New Year by celebrating the history, the culture and the wines of Quebec tonight. Patrick Alexander, Aragon Avenue’s resident oenophile, will trace the history of the city from its 16th century roots as a French colony, through its ‘liberation’ by the English, its historic role in planning the D-Day invasion of France, the turbulent cultural changes of the late 20th century to its current status as a unique and iconic reminder of the best of New France. 7pm. $30. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: 305.603.8067 or coralgablesmuseum.org

January 22
Film
Grease
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 Grease. Directed by Randal Kleiser. With John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? 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

January 23
Festival
ScreenDance Miami
ScreenDance Miami highlights Miami-based choreographers, movers and filmmakers who are working with emerging and new concepts in regard to movement and dance on film and dance on camera. The festival has been created to support South Florida professionals in this field and to support the development of dance created for the camera. Opening night, at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, will feature a premier screening of the three-part Series: Another Building, by ScreenDance Miami’s guest Artist: Gabri Christa. Another Building features original composition by Vernon Reid, MacArthur Fellow Dancer: Kyle Abraham, and Late Choreographer: Niles Ford. Filmed on location in Curaçao and Bonaire, the film series takes its audience on visual and poetic journey of mystery, adventure, dreams and love. $12. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

January 23
Film
Nine to Five
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 Nine to Five. Directed by Colin Higgins. With Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman. Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him. 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

January 23
Festival
17th Miami Jewish Film Fest
Expect the unexpected with over thirty internationally acclaimed dramas, documentaries and shorts that feature such stars as Isabella Rossellini, Ben Kingsley, and Patrick Stewart. Numerous North American and Florida premiers allow moviegoers the opportunity to be the first to see these award-winning films. Special live musical and dance performances compliment select screenings, along with guest filmmakers who lead après-film discussions. The festival kicks off with When Comedy Went to School. 8:30pm. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. Miami Shores. For info: MiamiJewishFilmFestival.org

Astolfo FunesJanuary 23
Art
ARTcycle
Born from two locals in an effort to promote cycling in Miami and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in cycling accidents, ArtCycle debuted during Art Basel 2012. ArtCycle merges the Miami art scene with the Miami bike movement by creating sculpture from donated bikes and 2D artworks about biking and bike safety. This innovative exhibit furthers ArtCycle’s mission to raise awareness, respect and tolerance for bicyclists. Featured artists include Maria Castillo, Giancarlo Ciavaldini, Mariano Costa-Peuser, Giselle Delgado Buraye, Floyd, Astolfo Funes, Danilo González, Antonio Guerrero, Lucinda Linderman, Matachos, Nancy Martini, Aurora Molina, Carolina Molina, Janet Mueller, Edgar Ramos, Cesar Rey, Gioconda Rojas, Cesar Santos, Cesar Santaló, Katy Stallfus, Aida Tejada, and Andy Toonz. ArtCycle is curated by Giselle Delgado and Tachi Llamas, founders of the ArtCycle project. Opening reception with music and drinks on the Loggia. 7pm. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: 305.603.8067 or coralgablesmuseum.org

January 23
Theatre
Peter Pan
Peter Pan is an adapted version of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale created by John Caird and Trevor Nunn. This touring production explores the journey of a group of children in turn-of-the-century London who use their imaginations to reenact the story of Peter Pan. This story empowers children to create their own world of make-believe. As the children fly to Neverland and escape the evil Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, they recognize the importance of friendship as well as the value of being part of a family. This production encourages children to let their imaginations take “flight” and to create their own adventures using household objects as props and puppets as characters. 10am & 11:45am. $10. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

January 23
Books
Trued Surface
Trued Surface presents nine series of paintings from the work of Lynne Golob Gelfman that explore her engagement with the possibilities of mark making. Art historian Judith F. Rodenbeck writes the accompanying essay. Also featured is a conversation with writer Lisa Wohl, in which Gelfman discusses some of the roots of her abstract images, including her fascination with everyday objects from different cultures, her deep connection to the natural environment and her longing for a sense of place. Leslie Miller of The Grenfell Press has designed this book to give a vivid experience of Gelfman’s paintings as, to quote Gelfman, “fields of movement. Gelfman paints abstract pictures. Recent solo exhibitions include scapes, the Frost Art Museum, FIU, Miami and sand, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami. Her work is included in many public and private collections as well as in the permanent collections of museums such as Pérez Art Museum of Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; The Norton Museum; The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. She lives and works in Miami. Gelfman will read from and sign her book tonight. 6:30pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 23
Lecture
History Of Performance In 20 Minutes
Independent curator Guillaume Désanges suggests that a lecture can be considered as a living exhibition. A history of performance in 20 minutes aims at dividing the history of performance into 10 gestures which are played live: 1 – Appearing, 2 – Receiving., 3 – Holding back , 4- Escaping, 5 – Aiming, 6- Falling, 7 – Crying, 8 – Biting, 9- Emptying oneself , 10 – Disappearing, discussing very subjectively those ten gestures. Free with museum admission. 7pm – 7:30pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

January 23
Social
Splendor in the Garden
Local 10 News Anchor Laurie Jennings serves as this year’s emcee for Splendor in the Garden, the third annual fashion show fundraiser co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa. Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director for Neiman Marcus, and Neiman Marcus Coral Gables are putting together the hottest styles for Spring 2014. Enjoy a champagne reception and delicious lunch by Le Basque Catering as you watch models walk down the runway in the most coveted looks and colors of the season. Clothes can be purchased right off the runway at the Backstage Boutique. The 2014 Fairchild Philanthropy Honorees will also be recognized. All proceeds will benefit Fairchild’s conservation science, education, and horticulture programs. $300. 11am – 2pm. Fairchild Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd; Coral Gables. For info: fairchildgarden.org or 305.667.1651.

January 23
Tour
Jewish Food Walking Tour
In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant. You’ll also hear about historic Jewish businesses and restaurants, including the Nemo Hotel, Goldstein & Gilbert’s, Famous and Friedman’s. This Walking Food Tour will be an exciting adventure for locals and visitors alike – and your taste buds will thank you. Advance reservations are required. 20 people max per tour. 2-3 hours. 2 miles. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. 11am – 2pm. $46. Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jmof.fiu.edu

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