June 12 – June 19

June 12
Books
Fringe Florida
Florida has a titillating underbelly that few tourists ever see. Beyond the theme parks and the beaches lies a periphery most residents know about but—out of decorum or discomfort prefer not to discuss. In Fringe Florida, Lynn Waddell explores the exotic, sensational, and sometimes illicit worlds of the oddest state in the nation. Waddell takes the reader on a colorful journey to meet the most unconventional of Floridians in unbelievable and spectacular places. At Fetish Con, she befriends furries and pony girls. She travels to Cassadaga, the oldest active Spiritualist community in the South, where trained mediums converse with the dead, and to the Holy Land Experience theme park in Orlando, where one can eat a hot dog while watching a reenactment of the Crucifixion. She interviews the founder of the Leather & Lace Motorcycle Club, a Daytona Beach-area grandmother who hosts the club’s annual gathering, welcoming scores of lady bikers to camp out on the lawn of her subdivision home. At an Animal Amnesty Day outside Busch Gardens, Waddell meets exotic reptile owners who give up their beloved-but no-longer-manageable pets and others who vie to take home the cast-offs. If you’ve ever wanted to parade around on a pimped-out swamp buggy amidst a couple thousand beer-swigging mud boggers or fall asleep with a python hissing in your ear, been tempted to bring a Capuchin monkey in a stroller to a Little League game, or contemplated sitting on the beach waiting to be picked up by a UFO but couldn’t quite bring yourself to such extremes, Fringe Florida is for you. Waddell is a Florida-based author and award-winning journalist. Her first book, “Florida Florida,” explores unique lifestyles of the Sunshine State and was awarded “Best Journey into Florida’s Underbelly” by Creative Loafing in Tampa. She will discuss his book tonight. 6pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

June 12
Books
Marc Levy in conversation with Patrick Alexander
On the morning of July 9th 2012, New York Times investigative reporter Andrew Stilman is jogging along the Hudson River when he feels a sudden, sharp pain in his lower back. He collapses in a pool of blood. When he regains consciousness, it’s May 7th 2012—exactly two months earlier. From that moment on, Andrew has sixty days to uncover his murderer. Sixty days to find out who wants him dead and why. From New York City to Buenos Aires, Andrew embarks on a gripping race against time. By turns funny and heartrending, this page-turner builds up to a mind-blowing denouement. If Only It Were True is Levy’s first novel, it was an instant #1 bestseller. Levy is the most read French author in the world. Patrick Alexander is an English born writer who raised his children in France, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland and California before settling in Coral Gables. His lifelong love of French literature resulted in his second book, Marcel Proust’s Search for Lost Time.  His first novel, The Nigerian Letter was released in March 2011. He is  currently working on the Books & Books Guide to Wine Appreciation based on the wildly popular and successful 6-week program that he has been teaching here at Books & Books for the past several years. The two will talk  tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

June 12
Theatre
Summer Shorts 2014
Fifty thousand theatre-lovers know that summer kicks off with the hilarious and provocative Summer Shorts Festival, co-presented with the Adrienne Arsht Center. Summer Shorts is America’s Short Play Festival, with an incredible line-up of scripts penned by the country’s best writers including City Theatre National Short Play Competition winners. Summer Shorts is the most fun 90 minutes you’ll have all summer. Through July 6. Co-presented with City Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center. 8pm. $40. Carnival Studio Theatre, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

June 12
Lecture
Image of the Ecological Indian
In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents a lecture on An Investigation into the Image of the Ecological Indian in the Woodland Period at Crystal River or – Oyster Exploitation? Presented by Alexander Delgado. The Crystal River overlooks one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the south, the Crystal River Archaeological State Park. This presentation will focus on the field work done at Crystal River and the analysis of the material remains which were found at the site. More specifically, our speaker, Alex Delgado, seeks to address the issue of over-exploitation of resources at the site. In this case, more than 600 oyster shells were meticulously analyzed in order to gain insights into the subsistence patterns of the original inhabitants of the area. The presentation will also seek to address the pervasive image of the, “Ecological Indian.” Were Native Americans mindful of ecology? Delgado is a graduate student studying archaeology at the University of South Florida. He has completed his field work at the Crystal River mound site in Central Florida. His research interests include North American Prehistory, subsistence patterns, early village and state formation, resource exploitation, and experimental archaeology. 7pm – 8:30pm. Free. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave; Miami. For Info: deeringestate.org

June 12
Lecture
Yemenwed: Fire + Ice
Members of the art collective Yemenwed will discuss each of their roles within the group, as well as the role of “space” in their past projects; that which is imagined, virtual, sonic, and also physical. Yemenwed is an art collective founded in 2006 in New York City. They create collaborative works, which synthesize the artistic focus of its varying members in the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, animation, performance, and music. The group maintains an active interest in the vocabulary of mainstream popular culture and its conventions, as well as entertainment value and notions of beauty. Each piece invariably reflects the different personal aesthetic and conceptual interests of the individual artists forming the work. Yemenwed has released several publications and has participated in exhibitions and performances at Palais de Tokyo, Tate Modern, MOMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art TBA:10, Performa 09, Fake Estate Gallery, 179 Canal, Hessel Museum of Art, Asia Song Society, and Jack Hanley Gallery, among other venues. Yemenwed are PAMM Researchers-in-Residence. This is the second of three visits, culminating in a final commissioned project in November 2014. 7pm – 8:30pm. Free with museum admission. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For Info: pamm.org

June 12
Music
Counting Crows
Counting Crows hit South Florida tonight as part of their major worldwide tour this summer with new music. The tour will feature songs from the band’s upcoming album, their first new material in seven years, scheduled to be released in Fall 2014, along with the band’s extensive catalogue of hit songs. Known as one of the most dynamic live bands performing today, the band consists of Adam Duritz, David Bryson, Charlie Gillingham, Dan Vickrey, David Immerglück, Jim Bogios and Millard Powers. Opening is Toad The Wet Sprocket, who are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their first LP Bread & Circus along with the release of their most recent LP New Constellation. 7:30pm. $39 – $59. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: 954-797-5531 or seminolehardrockhollywood.com

June 12
Dance
Precious Jewels by Miami Royal Ballet
Jewels, with their spectacular colors and amazing shapes, come alive into an astounding carnival of beauty in this dance performance. 7pm. $30 – $35. Manuel Artime Theater , 900 SW First St; Miami. For info:  305-728-9587

June 13
Dance
Move On Live
Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, Move On Live Tour, onstage across North America.  Move On Live Tour is a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between. The Dancing With the Stars champions conceived the show, which they are staging with Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo, best known for their Emmy Award-winning choreography on “So You Think You Can Dance.”  The pair, both of whom are also accomplished singers and musicians, promise musical surprises and special guest appearances in a show they describe as a cross between a Broadway spectacular and the hippest, coolest dance party you’ve ever been to. Julianne Hough is known to audiences around the world for her work in film, television and music.  She was a two-time professional champion on Dancing with the Stars, starred in Burlesque, the update of “Footloose, Rock of Ages, Safe Haven, Paradise and will be seen in the upcoming thriller, Curve. Derek Hough is an Emmy Award-winning choreographer and the only five-time champion in Dancing with the Stars.”  With celebrity partners that have included Brooke Burke, Ricki Lake, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler and Amber Riley. He is currently appearing in Season 18 of “Dancing With the Stars” with Paralympian snowboarder, Amy Purdy. 8pm. $49 – $69.     Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: seminolehardrockhollywood.com

June 14
Film
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter- 30th Anniversary
Popcorn Nights & O Cinema present the 30th anniversary of the not quite final, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.

Ahhh, 80?s horror.  Freddy Krueger , Pinhead, Leatherface, Michael Myers,  and of course Jason Voorhees.  Sure, two of those guys first popped up in the 70?s but it was the 80?s where these characters became horror icons.  The ‘Friday the 13th” series released more sequels in the 80?s than any other franchise and with the exception of a couple installments, Jason managed to keep things fun over the years.   The fourth Chapter  in the series “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter” is now celebrating its’ 30th anniversary. Not only does it star a young Corey Feldman and Crispin Glover, but it also is the start of the Tommy Jarvis (Feldman) storyline which continued on in Parts V & VI.    Come see the movie that the late film critic Roger Ebert called “an immoral and reprehensible piece of trash. The screening will be hosted by Marc Ferman of PopcornNights.com & Keepitclassic.com and sponsored by Ultra-Con of South Florida.  There will be giveaways by NECA, Adam Rabalais and 80sCards.  11pm. $12. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: 305-571-9970.

June 13
Books
The Astronaut Wives Club

1pm.
As America’s Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK’s favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other’s children by day, while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon. The Astronaut Wives Club tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.  Author Lily Koppel is the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Leather Diary. She will discuss and read from her book today. 1pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

June 14
Dance
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
It is a magical and powerful story of courage, loyalty, and selfless love; a ballet for the entire family. When the four Pevensie children are evacuated to the country during the air raids of WWII, they discover a wardrobe that transports them to a magical land called Narnia. In Narnia they meet all kinds of incredible creatures such as a faun named Mr. Tumnus and, of course Aslan the Great Lion-the true King of Narnia. But Narnia is being ruled by an evil White Witch who vows that the land shall always be winter and never Christmas. The children must grow up quickly as they learn hard lessons about loyalty and sacrifice. An old Narnian prophecy says that “Wrong will be right when Aslan comes in sight!” Expressions of Joy’s A Ballet based on C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” comes to life with magnificent music and the timeless beauty of classical ballet. This production is mixed with elements of adventure and faith with the message of redemption, promising for an amazing show. 7pm. $25 & $40. Broward Center, For info:

June 14
Kids
Fly Your Flag Day
Head to PAMM’s Second Saturdays and explore the upstairs exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World and look for symbols which represent different places and times. If you had your own new island or coastal nation, what would make it a special place to live or visit? Design a flag to represent your unique country. 1pm – 4pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info:
pamm.org/parking

June 14
Music
Guaco
Guaco is a tropical music band from Venezuela that was formed in Maracaibo by Mario Viloria, Gustavo Aguado, and Fernando Dominguez in Zulia in 1968. Mario retired after being the main founder because of college studies but during his participation in the group he was the main composer for several years and his home was the main place where Guaco practiced in the beginnings. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. 8pm. 10am. $33.50 – $83.50. For info: fillmoremb.com or 305.673.7300.

June 14
Kids
Family Fun Day: Urban Arts
Enjoy free things to do, learn, and experience with the whole family at the museum! Join the Flipside Kings for an afternoon of hip hop culture. Also, visit our new Folklife Gallery, highlighting the community-based traditions practiced by South Florida’s diverse peoples & cultures. DIY Urban Apparel, Beats by DJ Zelda, Live Breakdancing. Eat & drink healthy with KIND bars and Nesquik. O say can you see? Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner! Free. 1pm – 4pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org

June 14
Festival
Miami Performance International Festival
Edge Zones presents the third annual Miami Performance International Festival this year in three cycles: June 14, 15; June 21 and 28 and 29. The program of performance art is accompanied by video screenings, talks and workshops. This annual event provides a look at the creative process across a range of media, and presents cross-disciplinary, collaborative work that speaks to the high level of innovation, critical thinking, and social engagement in Miami. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: miamiperformancefestival.org

June 14
Music
Christian McBride Trio
Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, who comes from the Ray Brown tradition, is a chameleonic virtuoso both of the acoustic and electric basses. He stands tall among his peers, doing things that never have been done on the instrument before. This coupled with his uncanny time feel, perfect intonation and groove, have made McBride the most sought after bassist on the entire music scene. Chick Corea and Pat Metheny will attest to this. His trio that features an emerging stars, pianist Christian Sands, and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr is dazzling! 8pm. $40. Miniaci Performing Arts Center, For info: southfloridajazz.org

June 14
Festival
Caribbean American Heritage
Caribbean American Heritage Foundation and The Rhythm Foundation celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month at the Hollywood ArtsPark at Young Circle in Hollywood with a celebration of Caribbean culture – all fun for the family. Highlights at the show include roots reggae from Midnite (Virgin Islands), Haitian konpa  group Harmonik, and Jamaica star Wayne Wonder, plus other delights. The evening also features dance, art, crafts, delicious Caribbean food, and drinks representing the richness and diversity of the Caribbean community. Explore a wide variety of island experiences. Hosted by Neki Mohan and Sharon Lawson. 6pm – 11pm. Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle; Hollywood. For info: rhythmfoundation.com

June 15
Dance
Dream and Dance
Kirova Ballet Academy annual students showcase. Featuring KBA students, from beginning – intermediate through advanced, will perform original pieces choreographed by faculty members, from jazz, hip-hop, modern dance and classical pieces that have captivated audiences for centuries. 1pm – 4:30pm. $25. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, For info: kirovaballet.com

June 15
Music
Carl St. Jacques
Join SoBe arts on Father’s Day as they present Carl St. Jacques performing major works for viola. Concert followed by a reception for the artist. Free. 2pm. SoBe Institute for the Arts, 2100 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: sobearts.org

June 15
Tour
Behind the Neon: Historic South Beach Walk
Take a walk with HistoryMiami through one of our city’s most exciting and attractive neighborhoods, historic South Beach! You will hear stories of how this area, once strictly farmland, was transformed by the land boom of the 1920’s and again by the hurricane of 1926. Learn how the architectural revolution of the 1930’s defined this neighborhood as a lively vacation destination, only to be turned into a retirement community in the 1950-60’s, and back into the major entertainment destination we see today. Tour features a stop at the iconic Clevelander Hotel and Gianni Versace’s infamous doorstep. Walk-ups welcome. $30. 10am – 12pm. Lummus Park, 14th Street and Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: historymiami.org or 305-375-1492.

 

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