January 31 to February 7

January 31
Theatre
Wicked
So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today). On Broadway and around the world, Wicked has worked its magic on critics and audiences alike. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” and “the defining musical of the decade”. $44.50 – $169.50. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

January 31
Social
Diego Jacobson
Abstract expressionist painter Diego Jacobson will host a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception featuring 70 paintings from his private collection.  Everything is Perfect is based on Jacobson’s philosophy on life, which is simply: “If everything is perfect, you can’t judge anything.” Born in Argentina and raised in Puerto Rico, New York and Miami, Jacobson – like most children – began to draw at a young age, but stopped, as he puts it, “When I started to judge myself.” Jacobson was 8 years old when he decided to give up drawing. Around this same time, the earliest signs of generalized dystonia began to creep into his body. By thirteen, he was in a wheelchair and a candidate for invasive brain surgery. The cryosurgery underwent as a 13-year-old drastically improved his symptoms. It wasn’t until 1999 that he started drawing again, producing spontaneous sketches with a childlike immediacy. For Jacobson, every brushstroke is painful, but that didn’t stop the Miami resident from conquering dystonia, a crippling neurological disorder, to become one of the most celebrated Latino artists of his generation. Jacobson has been exhibited around the world, including leading Manhattan galleries and international shows in galleries and museums in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Peru and the Dominican Republic. 7pm. LMNT Arts Gallery, 59 NW 36 St; Midtown. RSVP to DiegoJacobson@TaraInk.com

January 31
Performance
Valerie Martinez
U Of M Ibis Literary & Performance Series will showcase a performance by Valerie Martinez. Martinez is a poet, translator, teacher, playwright, librettist, and collaborative artist. Her award-winning books include Absence, Luminescent, World to World, A Flock of Scarlet Doves, Each and Her, And They Called It Horizon and This is How It Began. Her most recent book, Each and Her, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Open Book Award, the William Carlos William Award, and the Ron Ridenhour Prize. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

January 31
Art
Art Club for Adults
The mission of this program is to stimulate creativity and provide an opportunity for discussions about art and life. This week features Art on Film – Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film, 2010, a hilarious encounter between the British graffiti artist Bansky and a shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker. $8. 1pm. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave; For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

January 31
Books
Temple Grandin
One of the world’s most accomplished and well known adults with autism, Temple Grandin, will give a talk on “Different Kinds of Minds.” Grandin, a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential People of the Year in 2010. She is the author of the national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. The 2010 HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards. Grandin’s lecture is open to the public free of charge. Books available for purchase that evening courtesy of Books & Books. 7pm. University of Miami BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr, Coral Gables. For info: miami.edu

February 1
Film
Rock Of Ages
Bandshell Movie Night: Enjoy a movie under the stars. This week is Rock Of Ages.  A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Director: Adam Shankman. Starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta and Tom Cruise. 7pm. Free. North Shore Park Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: For info: miamibeachparks.com

February 1
Books
Rachel Cohn
Teen sensation, Rachel Cohn (author of Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist & a Books & Books’ favorite, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares) brings us the first book in her new science fiction series: BETA. Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist. If anyone discovers that Elysia isn’t the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When her one chance at happiness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she’s always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive. 7pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

February 1
Music
Berlioz & Beethoven
The Cleveland Orchestra performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 and Berlioz Symphonie fantastique. Franz Welser-Möst, conductor and Garrick Ohlsson on piano. Berlioz’s groundbreaking symphony depicts the haunting story of an artist plagued by infatuation and unrequited love. His passionate Symphonie fantastique is juxtaposed with Beethoven’s serene and introspective Piano Concerto No. 4 with the acclaimed Garrick Ohlsson as soloist. $167 – $37. 8pm. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 1
Dance
DanceAble 2013
DanceAble 2013 features a concert with Heather Maloney’s new work unquiet and body and screenings of films by Victoria Marks. DanceAble is a project for able and non-able dancers, focusing on dance as a vital art form for persons with and without disabilities. Victoria Marks is a professor of choreography in the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, where she has been teaching since 1995. She began her work with mixed-ability dancers when Margaret Williams asked her to create a dance for the camera with the London-based mixed-ability company CandoCo. This film, Outside In, will be screened tonight. She creates dances for the stage, for film and in community settings. Marks’ recent work has considered the politics of citizenship, as well as the representation of both virtuosity and disability. These themes are part of her ongoing commitment to locating dance-making within the sphere of political meaning. Known for her highly expressive and kinesthetic style, Heather Maloney is a riveting performer, who draws on improvisational structures to create movement magic. She is a Miami-based choreographer, dancer and director of Inkub8. Her work has been presented at Bates Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival, New World School of the Arts and in Fundanza Cumuna Venezula Performatica, Puebla Mexico, Austin, Texas and many more. The premiere of Heather Maloney’s unquiet | body is set on dancers John Beauregard and Joanne Barrett. 8:30pm. $20. Inkub8, 2021 NW 1st Pl; Wynwood. For info: tigertail.org or 305 324 4337.

February 1
Film
Rust and Bone
Miami Beach Premiere Engagement of the film Rust and Bone by Jacques Audiard. Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali’s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. Director: Jacques Audiard. Starring Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure. $10. 7pm – 9pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

February 1
Social
Beats After Sunset
During this month’s Beats catch a special art installation by Miami artist ahol sniffs glue.  Exhibitions on view the endless renaissance: six solo artist projects, tc: temporary contemporary and the egyptian gallery. SpeciBeats by Darwin Castillo. Mixologist and complimentary specialty cocktails. Sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin. $10. 8pm – 11pm. Stay for the beats after party at Chalk Ping Pong & Billiards Lounge: Get one free drink at chalk and free ping pong from 11pm – 12am. Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

February 1
Theatre
Tango Concept
Virtuoso Cuban musician Pedro Alfonso, presents Cabaret Around The World with a musical journey around the world. Afonso and his extraordinary group of musicians create a variety of styles and rhythms taking the audience on an unforgettable journey with soundtracks of blues, tango, son Cubano, alpes traditional music, Latin bits and much more. Tonights performance features a Tango Concept. $30. 8:30pm. Black Box Theatre, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300

February 2
Music
Mark Nadler
Set in Germany as the Nazi’s come to power, I’m a Stranger Here Myself celebrates the excessiveness and freedom of cabaret in one of the most intriguing and emotionally charged periods of the Twentieth Century. Featuring songs from cabaret’s golden era. The best of New York’s cabaret comes to Miami in an unforgettable evening. Straight from New York’s 54 Below and destined for Broadway, Winner of the Outstanding Cabaret Performer award. $41.50. 8pm. Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 2
Kids
Creative Arts for Kids
During this fun workshop, Kids ages 6-12 learn about the elements of art by painting, drawing and sculpting in the style of renowned artists. Today’s session is Painting like Laura Owens and focuses on Los Angeles artist Laura Owens. Owens makes very large paintings of subjects that, generally speaking, are enjoyable and engaging for her audience. The kids will also tour the current MOCA exhibitions and parents and caregivers are encouraged to stay and create with their children. 2pm – 4 pm. $18. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

February 2
Social
Gala in the Garden
The Gala in the Garden kicks off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the beautiful Italian mosaic of the Jean duPont Shehan Visitor Center with the eagerly-awaited silent auction running throughout the cocktail hour and evening. Guests will then proceed to a large lakeside marquis for a five-star dining experience and dancing to the music of the Soul Survivors. The Fairchild Gala captures the magic of beauty and elegance alongside a fun and enjoyable evening while raising significant funds for its mission specific programs. All proceeds from the Gala in the Garden support Fairchild’s programs.$600. 6:30pm. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd; Coral Gables. For info: fairchildgarden.org or 305.667.1651.

February 2
Music
Barbershop Harmony
The Sunrise, Florida Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society proudly presents Barbershop Harmony Salutes Disney. Many of your favorite songs from Disney’s most beloved films of all times will be performed in the All-American style of A Cappella singing known as Barbershop Harmony. This show will include songs performed on the big screen from such movies as The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Dumbo, Beauty and the Beast and more. Sit back as a Grandpa and his granddaughter take you on a magical journey of beautiful song. You and your family will definitely feel the love tonight. The Sunshine Chordsmen, along with our special guest “The Humdingers”, from Orlando, invites you to “Be our Guests!” $15. 2pm & 7pm.  Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

February 2
Dance
Potpourria
An uplifting, spiritual dance and music concert by Cross Town String Quartet and Karen Peterson Dancers. Four of Miami’s finest musicians will provide music by Vivaldi, Bach, Britten Piazzola, and Grieg for ten dance artists who will perform Potpourria, A dance piece choreographed by Karen Peterson. The program features adult dancers with and without disabilites who create and perform “mixed ability” dance as an inclusive art form on a year round basis.  The dancers collaborate, research and integrate their personal movement styles and discover an innovative dance language for choregraphy.  The troupe provides a positive role model for the disability community and offers a new visual inspiration for traditional dance audiences. 8pm. $15. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd; Pinecrest. For info: karenpetersondancers.org

February 2
Festival
Filmgate
Celebrate visual story tellers, plus all the industries that support them through cross-platform screenings, workshops, gear and tech exhibits, director talks, music and immersive audience participation. Don’t miss a workshop with British Filmmaker Philip Bloom. Made famous for his groundbreaking work with DSLR cinematography, Bloom has worked for Lucasfilm, Sky and the BBC. He is one of the best in this new breed of digital cinematographers. His workshops have been described as life-changing by cinematographers and filmmakers world-wide. 10am-4pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

February 2
Film
Dance on Film
Presented by Indie Film Club Miami and curated by Pioneer Winter, this Dance on Film screening brings some of the most exciting and diverse Miami and New York dancers/choreographies to Filmgate, South Florida’s inaugural interactive film festival. The films range widely in subject and genre: from the whimsical to the intensely political choreography for social change. The screening contains seven films, by international and innovative artists Octavio Campos, Ana Mendez, Gabri Christina, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Marrissa Nick and Pioneer Winter. Showing will be Octavio Campos – Putana and Untitled, Celia Rowlson-Hall – Unto the Locusts, Ana Mendez – Home, Marissa Nick – Shine a light on my blue soul, Gabri Christa – Quarantine: Another Building #1 and Pioneer Winter – Amy. Free. 6pm.  O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St;  Wynwood. For info: 305-571-9970 or o-cinema.org

February 2
Tour
Little Havana Neighborhood Architecture Walk
Dr. Paul George entertains on this classic tour through one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Explore bungalow architecture, see the Tower Theater and marvel at the hand rollers at a cigar factory. Visit Domino Park, Cuban Memorial Boulevard and see the home of Miami’s first mayor. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

February 2
Kids
The Purim Superhero
Join Next Families for a party to celebrate the release of the groundbreaking book, The Purim Superhero. Havdallah, dinner, book reading, live music and a mitzvah project – fun for all ages.  The Purim Superhero is a children’s book about conviction, courage, space aliens, and a Jewish family with two dads. Published by Kar-Ben Publishing, an award-winning publisher of Jewish children’s books, the story is the winner of a Keshet writing competition that inspired manuscripts from around the world, and is the first ever LGBT-inclusive Jewish children’s book.  Books available for sale at this event. 6pm – 8pm. 137 NE 19th St; Miami. For info: Roz@nextat19th.org or 305-542-7732.

February 2
Music
Yesterday and Today
There’s no denying that everyone has a Beatles song attached to an event in their life. Through laughter and personal stories, Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience connects the audience and performers in a way like none other. No two shows are the same because the set list contains songs chosen by you, the audience. Individual stories will be told throughout each unique performance capturing the importance of The Beatles music and how we have all been touched by the songs that shaped a generation and the world. While the Yesterday and Today cast does not dress as The Beatles the music is presented in an exciting, unforgettable manner that will stay with you long after the last note is played. 7:30pm. $35. Miniaci Performing Arts Center,     3100 Ray Ferraro Jr Blvd , Fort Lauderdale. For info: miniacipac.com

February 2
Books
Sharon Socol
A Books and Books Press launch event, Plus One is an accidentally insider view of the glamorous world of fashion. Socol is a keen-eyed documentary photographer with an uncanny knack for zeroing in on the action whether she’s shooting tortoises in the Galapagos Islands or the bold-faced names of fashion backstage in Paris. Socol was plopped into the most exclusive fashion enclaves with her trusty camera and very little idea of who was whom. Socol is constantly bombarded by her observations about life and through photography she makes them public. Her photographs reveal both autobiographical and social commentaries. They act as a port for conversations she has with herself as well as with those who view them. 8pm, Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

February 2
Exhibition
Miami International Map Fair
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Miami International Map Fair, the largest map fair in the world. 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. This year, the Miami International Map Fair is part of Viva Florida 500, a statewide initiative to commemorate a significant milestone in our state’s history – the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Juan Ponce de Le?n to La Florida in 1513. Select lectures offered during Map Fair weekend will explore Florida’s rich history and diverse cultural heritage. $15. 10 am – 5 pm. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

February 2
Social
21 maps and Cocktails
Catch the Special Exhibition of Felipe Grimberg and Eduardo Ojeda personal collection of maps ranging over the span of 400 years and cataloging the geographic area of Colombia.  The collection began at the Miami International Map Fair several years ago and represents the most detailed and complete private collection of maps from the Colombian territories throughout history.  The exhibition presents 21 maps and scenes showing part of the territory of the current Colombia, and which were drawn up in the framework of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.  Several of these maps depict attacks on Cartagena- a port of greater importance in the defense of the Spanish Empire in America.  This exhibition and cocktail reception are generously sponsored by the Grimberg and Ojeda’s Map Collection.  Exhibition will be on display in the Miami-Dade Public Library lecture auditorium during the Miami International Map Fair weekend. 5pm – 6:30pm. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

February 2
Comedy
Growing up Grodin
Marion Grodin was born funny. How could she not have been. It’s in her DNA. Of course, her father, the comedy icon, Charles Grodin passed along all his funny, but this legacy goes way back. Marion’s paternal Great Grandfather was actually a Talmudic Scholar whose students would come from very far away to hear him teach because he was so popular for his phenomenal ability to make the Torah humorous. In the fabulous journey Marion takes her audience on in “Growing Up Grodin” we get a behind the scenes look at how growing up around such eccentric, colorful, characters, made Marion who she is today. Marion Grodin had been a Nationally Headlining Comedian for the last fifteen years. She has opened for Lewis Black, Linda Ronstadt, Robert Klein, to name just a few. 8pm. $31.50 & $36.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura.  For info: aventuracenter.org

February 3
Art
Alejandro Jodorowsky
During Filmgate, MB Cinema will have an exhibition of the work of filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. In collaboration with Indie Film Club Miami the exhibit will be viewable before showtimes. One of the most idiosyncratic talents to emerge on the international film scene of the 60s & 70s,  Jodorowsky became a counterculture icon in 1971 with the release of his film, El Topo, an underground sensation which helped launch the Midnight Movie phenomenon of the ’70s. Also known as an artist, author, mime, theatrical director, actor, philosopher, mystic, and authority on the tarot, Jodorowsky was born in Tocapilla, Chile. After developing a passionate interest in literature, he published his first poem at the age of 16. Jodorowsky briefly attended the University of Santiago, studying theater and puppetry, but he dropped out to found his own theater company. 8pm & 10:30pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.org

February 3
Music
Sijing Ye
The third of Four Classical Sundays at Five showcase Prodigies & Masters of Tomorrow: Sijing Ye of China. The program is a journey into Chopin & Liszt’s favorite repertoire. Sijing Ye performs Chopin’s favorite Mazurkas, Waltzes, Nocturnes, Ballades , the great Sonata No. 2, plus Liszt’s Rhapsodie Espagnole. Sijing Ye was discovered by Patrons of Exceptional Artists and has participated in numerous competitions in China and abroad. This thrilling performance by prodigy Sijing Ye is not to be missed. 5pm. $30. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: miamipianofest.com

February 3
Books
Dave Barry
Insane City is a dark comic masterpiece—the first solo adult novel in more than a decade from Dave Barry — the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author. Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league in pretty much any way you could imagine, which is why it continued to astonish him that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse had already sprung an airport prank on him, and he’d survived it, and if that was the worst of it, everything should be okay. In the next several hours, he and his friends will become embroiled with rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, a pimp as big as the Death Star, a very desperate Haitian refugee on the run with her two children from some very bad men, and an eleven-foot albino Burmese python named Blossom. And there’re still two days to go before the wedding. As it turns out, it’s not smooth sailing; it’s more like a trip on the Titanic. And the water below him is getting deeper every minute. By the end, amid gunfire, high-speed chases, and mayhem of the most unimaginable sort, violent men will fall, heroes will rise, and many lives will change. Barry will wad from and sign his new book at a meet and greet this today. Tickets required. 1:30pm. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

February 3
Green
Trash Bash
Do some good green work and have a blast at the 7th Annual Trash Bash. The folks at the Palms Hotel have adopted the stretch of beach between 29th and 32nd St; on Miami Beach and will gather to deep-clean said beach today. Come early and take a yoga class taught by a lululemon ambassador in the tropical garden at 9am. Clean-up starts at 10am. All volunteers will receive a green Inspired by Nature tee-shirt. The Palms Hotel, 3025 Collins Ave;  Miami Beach. For info: thepalmshotel.com

February 4
Kids
No Bullies Allowed!
At Enchanted Elementary, things haven’t been so charming lately. The Big Bad Wolf is not only bullying his usual suspects, The Three Pigs and Little Red, but now he’s moved on to his other classmates, Jack, Cinderella and Ugly Duckling. Flashbacks to earlier times show these characters being bullied in their own past hiSTORIES. But wait…the Wolf has HIS side of the story to tell too. Popular fairy tale characters and story lines are intergraded into anti-bullying lessons and solution-oriented messages. But how do they propose to do this over at Enchanted Elementary? They form a club…. a club called NO Bullies Allowed. Grades: K – 3. 10am & 11:30am. $10. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

February 4
Books
Marvin Dunn
A symbolic embodiment of racial violence and hatred, “The Beast” openly prowled the nation between the Civil War and the civil rights movement. From the bombing of Harriette and Harry T. Moore’s home on Christmas Day to Willie James Howard’s murder, from the Rosewood massacre to the Newberry Six lynchings, Marvin Dunn offers an encyclopedic catalogue of The Beast’s rampages in Florida. Crucial insights from interviews with descendants of both perpetrators and victims shape this study of Florida’s grim racial history. Rather than pointing fingers and placing blame, The Beast in Florida allows voices and facts to speak for themselves, facilitating a conversation on the ways in which racial violence changed both black and white lives forever. With this comprehensive and balanced look at racially motivated events, Dunn reveals the Sunshine State’s too-often forgotten–or intentionally hidden–past. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

February 5
Dance
Dance Memoirs
Don’t miss this event featuring the work of SunPost’s very own talented photographer Mitchell Zachs. Dance Memoirs features the Augusto Soledade Brazzdance company captured in performance by Zachs. The company will be performing at the Arsht Center February 8 & 9. Caipirinhas and authentic Brazilian appetizers will be served. Free. 6:30pm. Societa Dante Alighieri, 300 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: brazzdance.com.

February 5
Music
The XX
Atmospheric English indie pop group the xx formed in London in 2008 around the talents of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, and Jamie Smith, when the band members were still in high school. Captivating and cool, the group cites influences that run the gamut from R&B to classic alternative rock. Built around the duel vocals of Croft and Sim, the group’s signature brand of moody, soulful indie rock first appeared on the public radar in early 2009 with the single “Crystalised,” which created a huge buzz among critics and fans alike. the xx released their self-titled debut LP in July of that year in the U.K.; it was released in the U.S. the following month. During 2010, the live dates only continued, including spots at several high-profile summer festivals, and in September, their album won Britain’s coveted Mercury Prize. Meanwhile, Smith worked with Gil Scott-Heron on the remix album We’re New Here (in turn spawning the Drake song “Take Care,” which sampled the pair’s “I’ll Take Care of U”). In mid-2012, a pair of singles, “Angels” and “Chained,” heralded the release of the group’s second album Coexist that September, an album of confident adult reflection. The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach. 8:30pm. $29.50. FIllmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com.

February 5
Circus
UniverSoul Circus
UniverSoul Circus has created a big top thrill-ride infused with an unparalleled global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style – all inspired by reflections of today’s global culture. The 2013 edition of UniverSoul Circus will feature Shaolin Kung Fu acrobats from China, bone-breaking contortionists from Guinea, Chino Ramos Tigers, and Jean Claude and Tatiane, a dazzling aerial ballet act from France and Brazil. $16 – $30.50. 7:30pm. Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway; Miramar. For info: universoulcircus.com

February 7
Music
The Emperor Concerto
Renowned for its distinctive sound and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. The Orchestra has long pushed the boundaries of convention in the classical music realm.  The eminent Spanish conductor emeritus of the National Orchestra of Spain, Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos, who has enjoyed a long artistic relationship with the Orchestra, will lead the ensemble as guest conductor.  The music played will be Bach/Stokowski: “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” from Cantata No. 140, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” and Brahms: Symphony No. 1. Featuring American pianist André Watts, who has a long history of music making with The Philadelphia Orchestra, beginning with his official debut with the Orchestra at age 14.  Watts remains one of today’s most celebrated and beloved artists receiving a National Medal of Arts in 2011, given by President Obama. 8pm.  Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

February 6
Social
Wine Down Wednesdays
Mix. Mingle. Sip from an elegant wine glass and unwind at downtown Miami’s cultural hotspot, History Miami.  Don’t sit in rush hour traffic when you can be mingling with other professionals and enjoying a glass of wine.  Free access to exhibition galleries, relax with live local music, and experience cultural performances and monthly lectures. 5-8pm. $10. HistoryMiami- 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org.

February 6
Film
Ingredients
Cinema Green”In Collaboration with ECOMB will show the flick Ingredients  directed by Robert Bates. Featuring celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman & Greg Higgins. As American food nears a state of crisis, Ingredients explores a thriving local food movement where community, food-safety and flavor are commonplace. A feature-length documentary narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the United States, from the urban food deserts of Harlem to the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleysto the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. Ingredients is a journey that reveals the people who are bringing good food back to the table, and the myriad ways we all can eat better. Ingredients empowers and sparks the joy of discovery in creating a healthier, more sustainable model for living and eating well in a world in need of balance. 7pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

February 6
Film
Iron Man
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 Iron Man. When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard.  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 7
Art
Enchanted with Art
Take a Printmaking class at MOCA and learn how to explore a variety of materials using nature as inspiration. Enchanted with Art is open to all skill levels and all materials are provided. 10 am -12 pm. $15. The Enchanted Forest Park, 1725 NE 135th St;  North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

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