January 23 to January 30

January 23
Dance
Miriam
With Miriam, renowned choreographer and dancer Nora Chipaumire creates her first character-driven work — a deeply personal dance-theatre performance that looks closely at the tensions women face between public expectations and private desires, between selflessness and ambition, and between the perfection and sacrifice of the feminine ideal. Inspired by South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba with original music by Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, the work layers text, sound and image that enrich the the mysterious and haunting world of Chipaumire’s creation. 8pm. $10 – $25. Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St; Miami. For info: miamilightproject.com or 305-576-4350.

January 23
Film
Another Building
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 tonight 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 24
Film
Nine to Five
Bandshell Movie Night in the North Shore shows 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. 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 23
Festival
Sundance Film Fest Short Films
A roller coaster mix of drama and comedy, the Sundance Film Festival Short Films program is a 93-minute collection of eight short films from the 2013 edition of the Festival. Vibrant storytelling highlights the group, including fiction, documentary and animation, with five award-winners. With no rules, the short film serves as a proving ground for young filmmakers to make their mark and for established filmmakers to take risks in story and style. Films include The Date, Whiplash, Skinningrove, Until The Quiet Comes, Irish Folk Furniture, The Event, Jonah, and  K.I.T. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: 305-571-9970 or O-Cinema.org

January 24
Music
KC & The Sunshine Band
Founded in 1973 in Miami, KC?&?The Sunshine Band’s style has included funk, R&B, and disco. Their most well known songs include the disco hits That’s the Way (I Like It), (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty, I’m Your Boogie Man, Keep It Comin’ Love, Get Down Tonight, Give It Up, and Please Don’t Go. The group was formed in 1973 by Harry Wayne Casey (KC), a record store employee and part-timer at TK Records in Hialeah. KC originally called the band KC & The Sunshine Junkanoo Band, as he used studio musicians from TK and a local Junkanoo band. In 2001, the band made a brief comeback into the music scene after an eight-year lull with the release of their new album I’ll Be There For You. More recently, the group had an appearance in the 2003 remake of the movie The In-Laws. Opening Higher Ground.  8pm. $49 – $69.   Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: 954.797.5531 or hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

January 24
Dance
Miami City Ballet Program II: See The Music
If you missed Miami City ballet’s Program II: See The Music, catch it at the Broward Center tonight. Considered one of George Balanchine’s signature works, Concerto Barocco is set to Bach’s glorious Double Violin Concerto in D minor. Leading contemporary choreographer Nacho Duato’s Jardi Tancat, based on Catalan folk songs, is lyrical, soulful and profoundly Spanish. Created for Miami City Ballet by visionary choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, the dramatic, fast-paced Symphonic Dances – set to Sergei Rachmaninoff’s powerful score – is back by popular demand. Chutes and Ladders — by up-and-coming choreographer Justin Peck — makes its mainstage debut as an apt addition to this musically-driven program. $20 – $175. VIP: $155. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

January 24
Film
Lenny Cooke
In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. In this quintessentially American documentary, filmmaking brothers Joshua and Benny Safdie track the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

January 24
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. Tour meets at Intercontinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plz; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

January 24
Film
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Zizek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that undergirds our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of The Sound of Music? What are the fascist political dimensions of Jaws? Taxi Driver, Zabriskie Point, The Searchers, The Dark Knight, John Carpenter’s They Live, Titanic, Kinder Eggs, verité news footage, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform hiss stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant The Perverts Guide to Ideology. 8:50pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

January 24
Theatre
Flipside: The Patti Page Story
With a staggering 111 hits on the Billboard charts, and more than 100 million records sold, the Singin’ Rage, Patti Page is one of the most iconic female recording artists in history. Flipside takes audiences on a well-conceived journey to 1965 in a place that used to be the KTUL Radio Station. Written from interviews with Page, Flipside: The Patti Page Story is a sparkling musical celebration of her meteoric rise to stardom featuring stunning costumes and a brilliant eight-piece, on-stage orchestra. This Off-Broadway sensation is a feast for Patti Page fans featuring 28 of her greatest hits, including Tennessee Waltz, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window, and Mockingbird Hill. 8pm. $45.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

International Chocolate FestivalJanuary 24
Festival
Fairchild’s Chocolate Fest
Head to Fairchild Gardens for their 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival – three decadent days of chocolate. Enjoy some fun chocolicious events like Cooking Demonstrations, lectures, tastings, Beer Tasting Garden, Yoga, Chocolate Poetry, Take a Choco-Walk and Plant Sales. Today’s event features Chefs Charles & Judy McDonald from the Peterbrooke Chocolatier make Dark Chocolate Caramel Corn. 1:30pm. $25. 9:30am – 4:30pm. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd; Miami. For info: fairchildgarden.org

January 24
Music
A Night in Vienna
For centuries, Vienna was the capital of a great empire, and the influence of its rich musical traditions is profound. Tonight will be an evening of musical pleasures, topped off with Viennese waltzes and polkas — as only Franz Welser-Möst can conduct them. Internationally recognized as one of today’s most virtuosic and engaging violinist, Gil Shaham is hailed by critics for his go-for-broke passion… silvery tone, spot-on intonation and meticulously molded phrasing. Program includes: Schubert, Symphony No. 2, Korngold, Violin Concerto and J. Srauss Jr., Waltzes and Polkas. 8pm. $36 – $170. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

January 24
Books
A Pinch, A Dash, a Pocketful of Cash
Anna French’s passion for food started at the age of 8 years old, when she baked her first cake and since she has not stopped. Born and raised in New York, living 16 years in Rio de Janeiro and since 2000 in Miami only made her passion for food increase. Known for hosting sit down dinners, holidays and whatever occasion may come Frenchy’s Kitchen is always there. From appetizers to desserts there are no obstacles in her way in creating or touching up existing recipes. A Pinch, A Dash and a Pocketful of Cash is a cookbook is based on Brazilian recipes, which are very easy to prepare so today, put those samba shoes on and take a trip to Brazil to explore this new cookbook that will be a success in your kitchen and your taste buds. 6:30pm. Free. French will read from and sign her book tonight at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 25
Comedy
Jeff Dunham: Disorderly Conduct
Comedian Jeff Dunham and his beloved cast of characters hit Miami with their Disorderly Conduct tour.  This new jam-packed show has more laughs than ever before. Dunham’s famed troupe of sidekicks are back: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself. Dunham and his comedic sidekicks most recent Comedy Central one-hour special entitled Minding the Monsters,the fifth special takes its audience into the ultimate haunted house where you can see Walter transform into something grumpier than he already is, watch Bubba J rise from the dead, meet Peanut’s alter ego, The Purple Avenger of the Night, and his spicy sidekick, and witness Achmed literally dressed to kill in an outfit that would terrify the most terrifying terrorist! $45.50 – $63.50. 5pm. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy; Sunrise. For info: thebbtcenter.com

January 25
Tour
Downtown Miami Delights Walk
Did you know that Miami has 307 high rise buildings, 50 of which stand taller than 400 feet?  Did you know that the current tallest building in Florida is The Four Seasons Miami which at 789 feet makes it the 51st tallest building in the USA? Well, City Tours guide Paula Fletcher does.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Downtown Miami to see hidden delights and unknown sights. Take a closer look at the Downtown area; learn about the wonderful office buildings and the people who built them, the quiet river walkways and the history of a city that continues to strive to become the Manhattan of the South.  Tour ends with a stop at Quarterman’s for a delicious ice cream treat. Walk-ups welcome. 1pm – 3pm. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

January 25
Opera
Nabucco
In the opera Nabucco, that put Giuseppe Verdi on the map, follow the plight of the Jews of Babylonia as they are assaulted, conquered, and ultimately exiled from their homeland. Within this backdrop of exiles yearning for their homeland is a love story, but can love flourish in such a place and time? This opera captures the voice of the ancient Hebrews and their struggle as exiles. In fact, it speaks with the voice of all exiles. It will touch your heart if you, or your family, have endured the pain of yearning for your homeland. Experience the anguish as Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylonia, destroys the Temple and forces the Hebrews from their homeland. Follow their journey as they are taken into bondage, and feel their grief. Will they survive in this new land or will they perish? And can love between two people endure in such a place? One of the highlights of the evening is the famous chorus Va pensiero, which expresses the Hebrew slaves’ longing for their homeland, and became the unofficial national anthem of Italy. It will bring you to tears. Through February 1. 10pm. $23 – $100. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

January 25
Arts
Tertulia Amelia Pelaez
A tertulia is a literary or artistic gathering for the purpose of discussion, a sort of salon.  A three-part tertulia focused on the exhibition Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity. Part one: Peláez’s Architectural Precedents with Raul L. Rodriguez, AIA; The  integration of the built environment into the work of Pelaéz is evident.  Rodriguez illustrates how three cultural streams syncretized and influenced twentieth century art in Cuba. Part two:  Magnificent Femininity: Critical Interpretations of Amelia Peláez del Casal with Ingrid W. Elliott, Ph.D.; Contemporary critics paid a great deal of attention to Peláez’s position as a female artist; particular consideration was given to the notion of femininity in relation to her painting.  Elliott assesses the ways in which Peláez’s expression of craft and domesticity are in dialogue with these gendered interpretations of her work by her peers. Part three: Finding Amelia: Excerpts from Rum & Coke with Carmen Peláez; The artist’s great-niece performs a staged reading of excerpts from her play Rum & Coke. After seeing a Peláez painting in person for the first time, the protagonist decides to go to Cuba, hoping to discover what makes beautiful, beautiful. 2pm – 5pm. $15. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org or 305-375-3000.

January 25
Books
And All the Queen’s Men
And All the Queen’s Men is a frank, poignant reading experience, an ambitious memoir that explores the psychological profile of a woman throughout her life with husbands, boyfriends and acquaintances. It is a story of promiscuity and forgiveness, of the secrets she keeps and the situations in which she finds herself over the course of five decades. Author Dale Engelson Sessa speaks to the hearts and lives of women of all ages in conflict with a controlling father. She puts a face to women in relationships that have become scarred by sexual domination or verbal abuse or to those smothered by a soundless partner who refuses to communicate, all of which she has experienced and chosen to share in her debut book. For this author, there has always been the muddling chasm between anticipation and reality in all of her relationships. She falls in love serially with the prospect of a man rather than with the man himself, holding on for long stretches of time waiting for these men to fulfill her expectations. However, each liaison is more complicated than the one that came before. As the author writes, “every step forward begins with a foot firmly planted in the past.” She returns to her roots to investigate what went so terribly wrong. Instead of offering generalities and seeking to blur the more painful elements of a life that most authors would avoid revealing, Sessa shines a beacon of light on her own egregious behavior and shameful patterns. The book also presents an engrossing picture of time and place and how our eras can try, but not necessarily succeed, in defining us. 7pm. Free. Sessa will read from and sign her book tonight at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 25
Tour
Gay and Lesbian Walking
The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour on the fourth Saturday of each month. 5pm. $20. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr; For info: 305.672.2014 or mdpl.org

January 25
Kids
Art Storytime
3-5 year-olds (and their caregivers) build on foundations of literacy with an in-gallery story reading followed by a fun art activity. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. 1pm – 2pm. $10. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

January 25
Shop
Giant Gourmet Garage Sale
Les Dames D’Escoffier Miami will hold their annual Giant Gourmet Garage Sale. The Giant Gourmet Garage Sale is a wonderful place to stock up on all things culinary –  flatware, cookbooks, Tupperware, art, linens, napkins, pots & pans, candles, ceramics, bakeware, stemware, small appliances and much more. Additionally, the Dames Marketplace will feature locally grown fruit and vegetables, potted herbs, vegetable starts, prepared foods and baked goods – all homemade and homegrown by the Chapter’s talented chef, caterer and farmer members. 8am – 2pm. Free. Galleria of the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: lesdamesmiami.org or 305-603-8067.

January 25
Festival
Drink Around the World
Grab your passport as you take your drinking journey around the world through a dozen different countries. Get it stamped in each as you indulge in over 100 specialty drinks, cocktails, and spirits. From Vodka to Gin, Tequila to Sake, Rum to Wine, Beer to Whiskey, and everything in between. After visiting each country and with a full passport you will make your way through Drink Around the World customs to claim your commemorative gift bag. The night is sure to be an adventure featuring live entertainment, celebrity guest hosts, and guest performers.The festival will take place at the Moore Building, one of Miami’s most iconic venues. The truly unique building boasts four floors of arcaded spaces, totaling more than 28,000 square feet.  Come thirsty. Proceeds from this event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization that finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. $85 – $100. 7:30pm. – 11pm. Moore Building, 4040 NE Second Ave; Miami. For info: drinkaroundtheworldfestival.com

January 25
Lecture
Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution
Don’t miss a symposium on Abraham Lincoln and the U.S. Constitution. Enjoy historical perspectives by local and national scholars regarding some of the most relevant aspects of this topic. With an introduction by Harold Holzer, Chair of the ALBF, and keynote by Professor James M. McPherson, Princeton University Emeritus; the discussion will be led by panelists: Chief Justice (Ret.) Frank J. Williams, member of the Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Board, and retired Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Thomas Campbell, Treasurer of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, is senior counsel in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie LLP, Noah Weisbord, Associate Professor of Law at FIU College of Law, Ediberto Román, Professor of Law, at FIU College of Law. 2pm – 4:30pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org or 305-375-1614.

January 25
Music
Disclosure
Disclosure is an English electronic music duo, consisting of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence. The siblings grew up in Surrey. Their debut album Settle, released on 3 June 2013 was nominated for Best Dance Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards. 9pm.  $28.50. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7300 or livenation.com.

January 25
Workshop
Guillaume Desanges
As part of its ongoing partnership with PAMM, Cannonball will host a public workshop by independent curator and art critic Guillaume Désanges. Art Criticism belongs to everyone takes a refreshing approach to the theoretical and practical aspects of critical writing on art. The three-hour workshop will explore what is at stake (if anything!) in art criticism and how to reappropriate it in a personal manner through a logic of liberation, experimentation, and non-intimidation. Through open discussions and writing exercises, participants will examine the histories, economies, techniques, semantics, and critiques of art criticism. A Ph.D. in art history or any other related skills are not required to participate. Désanges is a Visiting Resident at Cannonball as part of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Researcher-in-Residence program. Space is limited to 15. Reserve your seat. Free. 1pm – 5pm. Cannonball, 1035 North Miami Ave; Miami. For info: splash@cannonballmiami.org.

January 26
Music
The Classical Tradition
Two distinguished instrumentalists join New World Symphony Fellows during this chamber concert tracing the lineage of the classical tradition. The afternoon begins with the most recent piece, Nielsen’s Serenata in vano, but works backwards to the 18th century – arguably the most prolific century of classical music. Russian-born oboist Eugene Izotov, Principle Oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, leads Mozart’s Oboe Quintet, and Turkish violinist Ani Kavafian solos during Beethoven’s serenade- like Septet. 2pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

January 26
Music
MISO in Collins Park
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach Arts in the Parks program presents The Miami Symphony Orchestra in Collins Park. Bring a blanket, share a picnic, and enjoy the sights and sounds of MISO Seating at Collins Park is first come first serve. Free. 3pm. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: themiso.org

January 26
Kids
Five Little Monkeys
Going shopping…baking cakes…sitting in trees…Jumping on beds! Five silly simian siblings insist on doing things their own way and – heedless of admonitions – monkey mayhem ensues as they try to bake a surprise birthday cake for mom, go shopping for clothes, have a picnic, climb a tree and so much more! This zany play, done in cumulative verse, features wonderful costumes and a whole lot of wackiness. Enjoy the full Family Fun experience! Each Family Fun show includes free pre-show art activities and face painting. Plus, complimentary post-show snacks for the entire family from Whole Foods. Children will enjoy free pre-show art activities provided by Young At Art Museum. After the show, the entire family can enjoy a complimentary snack provided by Whole Foods Market, proud sponsor of the Family Fun Series. 11am & 1pm. $15. Broward Center, For info:

January 26
Lecture
Audio-Visual Stories of Jews from Arab Lands
Sephardi Voices is an audio-visual history project to document and preserve the testimonies of Jews displaced from North Africa, the Middle East and Iran in the wake of the establishment of the State of Israel (1948) and the rise of nationalist movements and nation states. It gives voice to the nearly 850,000 Jews that were confronted by issues of human rights, many of whom lost their citizenship and became refugees. Their stories of displacement, fractured identities, material losses, resettlement and integration in new societies are the project’s mission. With memories fading and elderly people passing on each day, this project provides the last chance to document this irretrievable period of Jewish history and the human stories, and establish an archive to preserve the Sephardi legacy. Dr. Henry Green will introduce the project, introduce witnesses to tell their stories and show a short film. Green is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. He has served as the Director of Judaic and Sephardic Studies at the University of Miami (1984-2001), and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Toronto. Green has published extensively on the Sephardi/Mizrahi, Israel and the Jews of South Florida. 2pm – 4pm. Free. Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 786-972-3175 or jewishmuseum.com

January 26
Tour
Miami River Boat
Enjoy a boat ride along the historic river with Dr. Paul George as he recounts the history of Miami. See hidden neighborhoods, Caribbean freighters, drawbridges, and maybe manatees along the way.  Tour meets at Bayside Marketplace. $54. 9am – 11am. Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

January 26
Music
Tommy Emmanuel
Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel performs at Olympia Theater at Gusman Center. Emmanuelis known for his distinctive finger style that uses all 10 fingers inspired by Chet Atkins, who later became his mentor. Atkins gave him the title of Certified Guitar Player, an honor only given to four other guitarists before Atkins death in 2001. The two time Grammy-Award nominee will perform with special guest Martin Taylor. The two have previously collaborated in the album The Colonel & The Governor released in 2013. 8pm. Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St; Miami. For info: gusmancenter.org

January 26
Music
Flamenco Sephardit
Experience the intense passion of pure Flamenco infused with the Jewish Ladino traditions of Spain. $12 – $25. 7pm. Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: flamenosephardit.com

January 27
Books
Five Days in November
On November 22 , 1963, three shots were fired in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the world stopped for four days. For an entire generation, it was the end of an age of innocence. That evening, a photo ran on the front pages of newspapers across the world, showing a Secret Service agent jumping on the back of the presidential limousine in a desperate attempt to protect the President and Mrs. Kennedy. That agent was Clint Hill. Now Secret Service Agent Hill commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the tragedy with this stunning book containing more than 150 photos, each accompanied by Hill’s incomparable insider account of those terrible days. With poignant narration accompanying rarely seen images, we witness three-year-old John Kennedy Jr.’s pleas to come to Texas with his parents and the rapturous crowds of mixed ages and races that greeted the Kennedys at every stop in Texas. We stand beside a shaken Lyndon Johnson as he is hurriedly sworn in as the new president. We experience the first lady’s steely courage when she insists on walking through the streets of Washington, D.C., in her husband’s funeral procession. A story that has taken Clint Hill fifty years to tell, this is a work of personal and historical scope. Besides the unbearable grief of a nation and the monumental consequences of the event, the death of JFK was a personal blow to a man sworn to protect the first family, and who knew, from the moment the shots rang out in Dallas, that nothing would ever be the same. Author Hill is now a retired United States Secret Service agent who will forever be remembered for his courageous actions in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination. Author Lisa McCubbin is the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers, Mrs. Kennedy and Me and The Kennedy Detail. An award-winning journalist, she has been a television news anchor and reporter, hosted her own radio show, and spent more than five years in the Middle East as a freelance writer. 8pm. Free. Hill & McCubbin will read from and sign their book tonight at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 27
Dance
Mark Twain’s Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
From Momentum Dance Company comes dance for kids. Beloved American author Mark Twain’s hilarious classic short story comes to life through dance. Smiley, the gambler, bets his frog can out-jump and frog in Calaveras County; but the mysterious stranger has something up his sleeve! The story is told through Mark Twain’s prose, bluegrass and country music, colorful costumes and high-jumping dance movement. A must-see for students studying American literature. 3:30pm. Miami Beach Regional Library, 222 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: momentumdance.com

January 28
Film
Here We Are (Estamos Aqui)
Filmmaker Cintia Chamecki tells the story of her grandparents and their arduous journey from their Eastern European shtetl to South America and their final destination: Curitiba, Brazil. 6:30pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; For info: mbcinema.com

January 28
Books
An Evening with the Frommer’s
Arthur and Pauline Frommer will bring you up to date on major new developments in travel. In an always-changing activity, the travel world offers exciting vacations to Americans who carefully study the new ways to obtain lodgings, tours, fares and other travel products. The two will also share their picks for unsung destinations travelers should consider in 2014, and then end with a Q&A session with the audience. 6:30pm. Free. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 29
Film
Felix Tikotin: A Life Devoted to Japanese Art
German Jewish art dealer Felix Tikotin’s passion for Japanese art carried him all over the world. Twenty-five years after his death, Tikotin’s grandson tries to unravel his past adventures in the film Felix Tikotin: A Life Devoted to Japanese Art. 6:30pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; For info: mbcinema.com

January 29
Film
To Catch A Thief
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 Catch A Thief. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams. When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. 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 29
Lecture
Tracing Antilles: History, Culture, and Art in the Work of Humberto Castro
This symposium will focus on the social, cultural, and artistic history of the Caribbean region as it is portrayed in the current exhibition at the Frost Art Museum, “Tracing Antilles,” by the Cuban-American artist Humberto Castro. Castro’s work explores the pre-Columbian past, Spanish and African heritage, and contemporary experiences of Caribbean people through various found objects, traditional crafts, photographs, videos, sculptures, and mixed media paintings. It also reflects his own voyages from Cuba to France and the United States, and back to the Caribbean. Dr. Carol Damian, Director of the Frost Art Museum, will make opening remarks, followed by a panel discussion with the artist, Humberto Castro; Dr. Antonio Correa Iglesias, Coordinator of the Cuban Ethics and Philosophy Project at the University of Miami; Anelys Alvarez, independent scholar and art historian; and Dr. Jorge Duany, Director of FIU’s Cuban Research Institute. Free. FIU, 11200 SW 8th St; Miami. For info: 305-348-1991 or fiu.edu.

January 29
Film
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
The 25th Anniversary Screening of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Bill Preston and Ted Logan are two totally excellent dudes facing one most heinous history exam. With the help of Rufus an ultra-cool messenger in a time traveling phone booth, the triumphant two-some bag a bevy of historical heavy weights like the “Bodacious Philosopher Socrates, “One Very Excellent Barbarian” Genghis Khan, the “Short Dead Dude” Napoleon and Noah’s Wife Joan of Arc to stage the most hysterical high school project ever. History’s about to be rewritten by two guys who can’t even spell. In 1989 relatively unknown actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter became instant pop culture icons when they starred in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.  Two years later, they returned to the big screen in 1991 with the hugely underrated Bill & Ted’s Bogus Jouney.  It has been 25 years since the theatrical release of the first film and while Keanu and Alex tease us with hints of a possible Bill & Ted 3 in the works, Popcorn Nights & O Cinema decided that the existence alone of Bill & Ted is cause for celebration. The screening will be hosted by Marc Ferman of PopcornNights.com & Keepitclassic.com and sponsored by Mac’s Comics & Collectables. There will be giveaways by 80sTees.com and Harshness Prints.  Make sure to reserve your tickets now for this exclusive one-night-only event. Get a free pack of original 1991 Bill & Ted’s Most Atypical Movie Cards with each ticket you reserve online for this most excellent screening. 10 triumphant cards in each pack. O Cinema & Popcorn Nights have teamed up for a special monthly retro movie night that will take place on the last Wednesday of every month! $12. 8pm. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: 305-571-9970.

January 29
Music
Brian d’Arcy James
Get up close and personal with Brian d’Arcy James as he plays out his rock ‘n roll fantasies with tunes from Billy Joel, Phil Collins and more. After blowing the roof off at venues all over the country, James  brings you the show that won raves from audiences. James is a two time Tony Award nominee, for his performance of Shrek in Shrek The Musical, and also as Sidney Falco in Sweet Smell Of Success. Other Broadway and off Broadway credits include The Wild Party, The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Titanic, Carousel and Blood Brothers. James most recently starred in the Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Macbeth, for which he won rave reviews for his portrayal of Banquo. He previously starred in a highly successful run starring as Bick Benedict in The Public Theater’s production of the new musical Giant. James is an accomplished film and television actor. He most recently appeared in Ironside and The Good Wife and is well known for playing the role of Frank Houston in the first two seasons of Smash. 8pm – $39.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

January 29
Books
Haiti Noir 2: The Classics
The original best-selling Haiti Noir comprised all new stories by today’s best Haitian authors. This new volume collects the true classics of Haitian literature—both short stories and excerpts from longer works—and will be an integral piece to the understanding of how Haitian culture has evolved over the past fifty years. Editor Edwidge Danticat, one of the most respected Haitian writers, has a well-deserved sterling reputation, and here she follows on the success of the original first volume. Classic stories by: Danielle Legros Georges, Jacques Roumain, Ida Faubert, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Jan J. Dominique, Paulette Poujol Oriol, Lyonel Trouillot, Emmelie Prophète, Ben Fountain, Dany Laferrière, Georges Anglade, Edwidge Danticat, Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, Èzili Dantò, Marie-Hélène Laforest, Nick Stone, Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell, Myriam J.A. Chancy, and Roxane Gay. Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the editor of Haiti Noir, Haiti Noir 2: The Classics, and the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), Krik? Krak! (a National Book Award finalist), The Farming of Bones (an American Book Award winner), and the novel-in-stories The Dew Breaker. She has also written several young adult novels and a travel narrative, After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2007 winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. 8pm. Danticat will discuss the book tonight at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 30
Theatre
Assassins
Winner of five 2004 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Assassins is the show that gives new meaning to the phrase killer musical. With a stylish Stephen Sondheim score and a provocative book by John Weidman, Assassins brings to the stage a (shooting) gallery of some of history’s most notorious players — the men and women who have attempted to kill American presidents. This striking work looks at the lives, loves and lunacy of nine American assassins, including John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley, Lee Harvey Oswald and Lynette Squeaky Fromme. Both serious and satirical, the musical asks what hunger drove these people to their actions and what binds them all together. 7:30pm. $45. Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

January 30
Social
Taste of the Garden
One of South Florida’s most exciting culinary experiences returns to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden as 20 premier chefs and mixologists create a magical outdoor dining experience. Enjoy live entertainment and a silent auction for hotel stays, exquisite jewelry and restaurant certificates. Dinners, desserts and drinks crafted by both established and up-and-coming restaurants and fine dining purveyors. This is an exclusive event with a limit of 250 guests. All proceeds benefit the Garden and environmental education programming. $100. 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

January 30
Books
Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect
This monograph showcases the exquisite architecture of Allan Greenberg, one of the most influential architects of the classical movement. A leading exponent of classical architecture, Greenberg has drawn on a vast knowledge of ancient styles in the design of his illustrious list of projects. His work is renowned for its historically inspired façades, its classical detail, and the highest level of craftsmanship. Collaborating with leading sculptors, wood-carvers, mosaicists, metalworkers, and ornamental plasterers to create beautiful details that make his work unique, Greenberg has produced buildings that radiate a sense of classic beauty and artistic integrity. This book celebrates Greenberg’s career by showcasing his private houses, apartments, university buildings, and civic buildings that demonstrate his commitment to traditional styles, unparalleled quality, and decorative expression. With specially commissioned photographs of exteriors, interiors, and details as well as original drawings and plans, the book is an important addition to any architecture library and an inspiration to interior designers and homeowners with an appreciation for fine architecture and interiors. 8pm. Greenberg will read from and sign his book tonight at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 30
Film
12 O’Clock Boys
Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a group of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O’Clock Boys. To Baltimore locals, the 12 O’Clock Boys are hooligans – a group of urban dirt-bikers that perform death-defying stunts at excessive speeds through traffic and impressively evade the hamstrung police, who must adhere to a no-chase policy to maintain public safety. Yet they are heroes to Pug, a bright, young adolescent living in the city’s dangerous Westside neighborhood with his charismatic mother Coco, extended family, and a menagerie of animals to which he tends in his long-standing hope to be a veterinarian. Yet as his obsession with the 12 O’Clock Boys grows, his desire to join the bikers begins eclipsing everything else in his life, much to Coco’s dismay. Filled with stunningly kinetic footage that puts the viewer on up-close ride-alongs with the bikers, 12 O’Clock Boys provides a compelling and personal story of a young boy and his dangerous, thrilling dream. 7pm. $10.50. O Cinema Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 786-565-FILM

January 30
Music
Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 in a suburb of Sheffield. They were heralded as one of the first group of acts to come to the public attention via the Internet (fan-based sites rather than from the band), with commentators suggesting they represented the possibility of a change in the way in which new bands are promoted and marketed. 8:30pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; For info: livenation.com

January 30
Art
Open files with Dora Garcia
Independent curator and critic, Guillaume Désanges, begins a new series which proposes to curate a show over a one or two day period with an invited guest. For this session Dora García, a Barcelona-based artist, will publicly brainstorm with the curator, according to thematic links to her work. They will immediately formalize it using documents, images, texts, words, ideas, and objects placed on boards. The resu

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