March 13 to March 20

March 13
Film
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
A ferocious, funny and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend as she reaches her 87th year. Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist. 8pm. $10.50. O Cinema Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 786-565-FILM or O-cinema.org

March 13
Social
A Night at the Museum: A Celebration of the Pageantry of Purim
We know you will want to be included in the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s annual festive event, A Night at the Museum: A Celebration of the Pageantry of Purim, featuring delicious gourmet food, music, entertainment and fun. Celebrating the triumph of good over evil and the survival of the Jewish people in the face of destruction, the story of Purim exemplifies the shared experience of ethnic discrimination, when nearly 2,600 years ago in Shusan, Persia, the King’s advisor, Haman, developed an evil plot to get rid the Jewish people. Courageously, Queen Esther spoke out on behalf of her fellow Jews to save them from annihilation. In Florida, the tradition of festive events in honor of Purim began in Jacksonville in 1880, followed by Pensacola, Tallahassee and Key West. The Jewish Museum of Florida established the tradition of our own signature event with our inaugural Ball in 2000. 6:30pm – 10pm. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305-672-5044 or jmof.fiu.edu

March 14
Music
Aaron Neville & the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
New Orleans’ reigning prince of R&B and soul, Aaron Neville, and its world-famous Dirty Dozen Brass Band will bring the essence and spirit of the birthplace of jazz to Miami as they take concert-goers on a musical journey through New Orleans-style jazz, blues and funk. Throughout his illustrious career, Neville has moved seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, The Neville Brothers. His first hit single was the landmark “Tell It Like It Is,” which sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. The beloved crooner went on to win Grammy Awards for his triple-Platinum collaboration with Linda Ronstadt on Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. His most recent recording, My True Story, represents a culmination of the soul/R&B legend’s 40-plus year career. A national treasure, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is heralded with revolutionizing the New Orleans brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans style and extending the music from the Big Easy into the 21st century. This horn-funk powerhouse has stood the test of time and developed a deep following through 35 years on the road. The band has performed and/or recorded with David Bowie, Elvis Costello, the Black Crowes, Widespread Panic and other major artists, and has toured over 30 countries on five continents. 8pm. $25 – $130. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

March 14
Art
Some Like It Hot
Some Like It Hot recognizes Miami’s flourishing art scene, and emphasizes the “hot” phenomenon of art in the streets, a recent development that has redefined the local art community. Continually inspired by Miami’s climate, sandy beaches, nightlife, history, and distinct blend of Latin American, Caribbean, and American cultures, Miami-based artists often transform their experiences of the city’s complex and offbeat identity into individualized visual languages. Their often site-specific, public pieces have long acted as a local tourist attraction, and have increased their prominence while simultaneously stimulating the gentrification of the communities in which they create. This exhibition highlights examples of their work, which showcase a variety of mediums and genres found within the eclectic, constantly evolving mural art tradition. The pieces reflect a wide range of art practices, including studio art, visual design, and graffiti, and represent an indigenous expression of public art. Curator: Brandon Opalka. Through April 27. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1492 or historymiami.org

March 14
Music
Tony Bennett
No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett.  In the last ten years alone he has sold ten million records. Bennett’s newest album, The Classics, is in stores today. The Classics is a newly compiled collection of Tony Bennett recordings from 1951 to 2011, each personally selected by the artist. Throughout his career, Tony Bennett has always put his heart and time into humanitarian concerns.  He has raised millions of dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, which established a research fund in his name.  His original paintings each year grace the cover of the American Cancer Society’s annual holiday greeting card, proceeds from which are earmarked for cancer research.  He is active in environmental concerns and social justice. In 1999, Bennett, with his wife Susan Benedetto, a former public school teacher, founded Exploring the Arts (ETA) to strengthen the role of the arts in public high school education. ETA connects private funders, individual artists, and cultural institutions to Partner Schools to achieve greater equality of resources and opportunity for youth of all means and backgrounds. With Antonia Bennett. 8pm. $70 – $90. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. For info: hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

March 14
Theatre
Menopause The Musical
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years! It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change. $38.69 – $59.89. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

March 14
Books
Icons & Legends: The Photography of Michael Childers
This updated and expanded collection spans the career of renowned American photographer Michael Childers, including many photographs published for the first time. Working mostly with black-and-white film, Childers has captured the icons and legends of popular culture and the art world for decades. His stunning portraits include Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Clint Eastwood, Catherine Deneuve, Rock Hudson, and Carol Channing. Several portraits are of special importance because they were taken early in the actors’ careers, before they became celebrities: Sissy Spacek, Demi Moore, Mel Gibson, John Travolta, Richard Gere, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Equally important are portraits of the great film-industry legends who helped establish and build the stars’ careers, including film directors Billy Wilder and John Schlesinger and costume designer Edith Head. In addition to stars of the film world, Childers has produced portraits of contemporary artists, architects, writers and musicians, including a series of photographs of Andy Warhol in his New York studio and Paris apartment, and a series of David Hockney in his Hollywood and London studios. Childers was a founding photographer for Andy Warhol’s Interview and After Dark magazines and has photographed more than 200 magazine covers for publications including Elle, Esquire, GQ, Life, London Sunday Times Magazine, Los Angeles, New York, Paris Match, TV Guide, and Vogue. Childers will discuss and sign his new book tonight. 6:30pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 14
Theatre
SoBe Arts American Play Reading Series
Join us for two compelling weekends of fresh, innovative, intriguing and never-produced new plays. Explore unfamiliar and bizarre historical events, high comedy, drama of dysfunctional families, or an extraordinary journey through fertile vegetation, tropical birds and monkeys surrounding an ancient tomb in a remote South American location. Free. SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: sobearts.org

March 14
Talk
Rendering War: Antonio G. Santagata
Join Wolfsonian-FIU curator Silvia Barisione and curator Gianni Franzone, of the Wolfsoniana in Genoa, Italy, for an exploration of the role of public art in Fascist Italy. Focusing on the large-scale charcoal mural studies of A.G. Santagata, Barisione and Franzone will discuss The Wolfsonian’s current exhibition Rendering War: The Murals of A.G. Santagata, and the accompanying book, Rendering War: Antonio G. Santagata. Meet the curators at a wine reception following the program. Free. 7pm – 8:30pm. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: wolfsonian.org

March 14
Dance
Peer Gynt-A Story from Norway
Miami Beach Children’s Series, Part III: Peer Gynt ? A Story from Norway plus a new solo for kids by Emily Noe. 3:30pm. Free. Miami Beach Regional Library, 222 Liberty Ave; Miami Beach. For info: momentumdance.com

March 14
Film
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Bandshell Movie Night in the North Shore shows The Odd Life Of Timothy Green. Directed by Peter Hedges. With Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Odeya Rush. A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. 7pm. Hang out and enjoy a movie under the stars. 7pm. Free. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachparks.com

March 14
Theatre
Brooklyn Rider
Praised for its stunningly imaginative performances, the adventurous, intrepid string quartet Brooklyn Rider Cabaret Series combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that draws acclaim from classical, world music, and rock critics. 8:30pm; 7:30pm & 9:30pm. $30. SMDCAC Black Box Cabaret, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

March 15
Kids
Brooklyn Rider
Calling all young music lovers and their families! Be part of South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s special kids cabaret featuring Brooklyn Rider’s repertoire and learn about the performers and the instruments they use. The musical experience is open to the whole family. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. Free. 11am. SMDCAC Black Box Cabaret, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

March 15
Music
Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell
Perhaps the world’s finest chamber orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields was founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, bringing together London’s finest musicians to play among friends without a conductor in the Church of St. Martin in the Fields. What followed was a veritable revolution in the way the music world heard music from across the centuries, with impeccable performance practice married to a disarming humanity that made the orchestra and its hundreds of recordings staples of classical music. A classical superstar in his own right, and one of history’s great violinists by any standard, Joshua Bell is not only the first American but also the first person to hold the post of music director of the Academy since Sir Neville founded it. Of Bell’s first tour with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Gramophone reported that “the audience reaction has been nothing short of rock concert enthusiasm.”  The Academy’s first recordings for SONY Classical under its new music director will be a complete cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies. The first installment, the Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7, was released in the spring of 2013. Program: J.S. Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042; Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21; Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op.23 (1863) and Schubert String Quartet No. 14, D. 810 Death and the Maiden (arranged for string orchestra). 8pm. $50 – $150. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

March 15
Music
Paul Simon & Sting
Two of music’s most renowned and enduring artists, Paul Simon & Sting, will bring their extraordinary mojo to South Florida tonight. As friends for many years, their collaboration on a tour is a natural fit. At each performance, audiences will be treated to the unique pleasure of experiencing these two innovative musicians On Stage Together, in addition to solo performances with their respective bands, in what will surely be one of the most highly-anticipated concert events of 2014. 8pm. $45 – $250. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway; Sunrise. For info: thebbtcenter.com

March 15
Lecture
ACLU Public Forum on Sex-Offender Residency Restrictions
Miami-Dade County’s sex-offender residency restrictions raise fundamental questions concerning the protection of both civil liberties and public safety. Join us for this important discussion, moderated by CBS4?s Jim DeFede. The panel will include: Marc Sarnoff; Miami city commissioner, Dawn Thompson;  assistant executive director, Kristi House child advocacy center; Gail Colletta, president, Florida Action Committee, an organization seeking evidence based reform of policies for managing sex offenders in the community; Eric Imhof, psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of sex offenders; Jeanne Baker, cooperating attorney on cases challenging sex-offender residency restrictions, ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter. 5pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 15
Music
Pablo Alboran
Pablo Alboran  is a Spanish musician, singer and songwriter. In 2011, he was nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards. Alborán has released two studio albums, one live album, four singles, four music videos and various musical collaborations. His records are distributed by EMI Music.5 which debuted in 2010 with their first official release, Solamente Tú, the first single from his debut album Alboran, released in February 2011. The album ranked No. 1 in its first week of sales, making him the first solo artist to sign a complete debut album to rank to the top since 1998 in Spain. A few months after releasing his first album, it was published in acoustic as the first recorded live concert by the singer. Several weeks after it debuted to the top in Spain, it was launched in Portugal, getting to be No. 1 for several weeks. Of all his singles, two stand out in terms of popularity: Solamente tú and Perdóname which he sang together with singer Carminho, being number one in sales, both in Spain and in Portugal. 8pm. $43.50 – $128.50. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7300 or fillmoremb.com

March 15
Tour
South Beach Art Deco Walk
Meet guide Paula Fletcher for a walk of South Beach’s Art Deco District. This tour features a stop at Gianni Versace’s infamous doorstep, Art Deco architecture, and entertaining stories about this historic district, and the characters that played a starring role. Walk-ups welcome. Tour meets at The Clevelander Bar. $30. 10am – 12pm. The Clevelander Bar, 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. For info: historymiami.org or 305-375-1621.

March 15
Opera
L’ amico Fritz
L’amico Fritz will be performed by Miami Lyric Opera tonight at the Colony Theatre. L’amico Fritz is an opera in three acts by Pietro Mascagni, that premiered in 1891 from a libretto by P. Suardon, based on the French novel L’ami Fritz by Émile Erckmann and Pierre-Alexandre Chatrian. The story takes place in a small Jewish community in Alsace by the end of 19th Century: Fritz Kobus, a wealthy, confirmed bachelor, lives on his estate in Alsace. The Rabbi David, a persistent matchmaker, is determined to get Fritz to marry. Affirming that he will never get married, Fritz bets with David offering his vineyard that it would never happen. Finally through David’s plotting, Fritz falls in love with Suzel, the daughter of his steward, and asks her to marry him. Mascagni chose a French comedy by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian, L’Ami Fritz, and adapted it for the stage in 1872. It was further transformed into a libretto by P. Suardon (an anagram for the famous writer, N. Daspuro), who maintained the fundamental ingredients of the original. 8pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: miamilyricopera.org

March 15
Tour
2014 Miami Beach Gardens
Explore the alluring private gardens of Miami Beach this spring with the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Bike or drive to six hidden oases, each with its own inspiring character and taste. Begin the day at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, to check in and pick up a map of the tour locations. From there, choose the order in which to visit each garden. All of the private gardens are within biking distance of each other and are open for touring between 10am and 3pm. After the tour head back to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden to indulge in garden fun from 11am to 5pm. Enjoy tropical fruits, honey, herbs, bread, cheeses and more at the gardenside farmers market, or grab some hot lunch from the food trucks. Listen to live music from local band Broken Tenure while perusing the selection of orchids, herbs, bromeliads and Florida natives at the plant sale, or discover a treasure at the Gems & Junque rummage sale. All proceeds benefit the Garden. Miami Dade Animal Services and The Cat Network will be there with furry friends looking for loving homes. $30. 10am – 5pm. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org or 305.673.7256.

March 15
Music
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. His father is a Medical Doctor and he studied at the South Carolina governors school of science and mathematics. He previously attended the Bennetsville Academy which was in his home town. Starting out in television, he later had bit parts in the films I Love You, Man, Funny People, and Get Him to the Greek, among others, before co-starring in the comedy 30 Minutes or Less. 8pm. $39 – $49. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. For info: hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

March 16
Tour
Bike and BBQ
Work up an appetite on this group ride from the Gables Museum through our lush city streets to Matheson Hammock Park, a 1930s New Deal development that remains as Coral Gables’ largest public park. Enjoy the historic coral rock buildings, nature trails and picnic pavilions where lunch of grilled hotdogs and burgers will be served. This is a long ride – 12 miles. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries, located across the street from the Museum. A Bike305 event. $10. 11am. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables. For info: 305.603.8067 or coralgablesmuseum.org

March 16
Music
Kari Jobe
After being established as one of the industry’s premier worship leaders with her Dove Award-winning, self-titled debut, Kari Jobe continues to serve as a worship pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, and released her highly anticipated follow-up album, Where I Find You (Sparrow), in January 2012. This album also earned Kari her first GRAMMY-nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. She comes to Miami Beach tonight for her Majestic Tour with Rend Collective. 7pm. $26.50 – $35. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7300 or fillmoremb.com

March 16
Dance
Claddagh: An Explosion of Celtic Dance and Music
Claddagh: An Explosion of Celtic Dance and Music immerses the audience in an unbridled energetic fusion of all that is great about live performance. This music and dance extravaganza ignites the stage with the contemporary luster of shows like Barrage and Stomp. The sizzling Claddagh cast bounds effortlessly through a repertoire that spans the generations as well as the globe. With its underlying romantic story line, Claddagh: An Explosion of Celtic Dance and Music is a vivacious music, dance and multi-media spectacular that forges eagerly beyond the typical expectations of the traditional performing arts setting. Its exquisite production, its exceptional artistry and its alluring fusion of the classic and the contemporary styles promise to immediately establish Claddagh as a true not to be missed favorite among audiences. 2pm. $40 & $45. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

March 16
Music
The Countertenor Voice: Arias for Farinelli
Featuring Seraphic Fire countertenor Reggie Mobley. Perhaps the greatest singer to ever grace the stage, Farinelli’s performances were so athletic, so gripping, so full of fire that audiences rioted for the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what might be termed “The First Rock Star.” Composers created vocal showpieces for this musical Hercules that displayed the brilliance of the male voice in its most virile form.  Critically-lauded countertenor and long-time member of Seraphic Fire Reggie Mobley is joined by the Firebird Chamber Orchestra in an evening of unrivaled musical brilliance. 4pm. All Souls Episcopal Church, 4025 Pine Tree Dr; Miami Beach. For info: serpahicfire.org

March 16
Tour
Little Havana Cuban Cuisine and Culture Walk
Join HistoryMiami on this delightful tour of Little Havana! Sample cafe cubano and fruit as you learn the secrets of the Ceiba tree. Visit a botanica, see cigars hand-rolled, and explore Domino Park all while experiencing the sights and sounds of one of Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Optional lunch afterwards at Cuban restaurant. Walk-ups welcome. Tour meets at Los Pinarenos Fruteria. $30. 10am – 12pm. Los Pinarenos Fruteria, 1334 SW 8 St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org

Sunday, March 16
Music
Smokey Robinson
R&B doesn’t get any more timeless. The chart-topping singer-songwriter and Motown icon  has a career that spans more than four decades of hits, including “The Tears of a Clown,” “I Second That Emotion,” “My Girl,” and more. A Grammy Living Legend Award recipient and member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, the legendary singer, songwriter and producer makes his Arsht Center debut in what promises to be a “master class in pop vocal performance. During the course of his 50-year career in music, Robinson has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit and continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world with his high tenor voice, impeccable timing, and profound sense of lyric. 8pm. $35 – $125. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

March 17
Art
Concrete Paradise
Every city has a building that is emblematic of its culture and history. New York has the Empire State Building and Paris has the Eiffel Tower. For Miami, that building is the Ralph Munroe Marine Stadium, a modernist concrete structure that looks like an origami rendition of the Sydney Opera House. Designed in 1963 by a young Cuban architect named Hilario Candela, this 6,566-seat stadium is a marvel of design and engineering that takes its architectural cues from Havana’s Tropicana Nightclub. With a football field-length roofline that was the longest span of cantilevered concrete in the world when it was built, the stadium was designed for watching speed boat racing at a time when Miami was the epicenter of the sport. The Marine Stadium also mirrored the cultural heartbeat of Miami, hosting stars like Jimmy Buffett, Gloria Estefan, Dave Brubeck, the Beach Boys, and Ray Charles on its dramatic floating stage. Flamboyant enough to serve as a set for Elvis Presley’s film Clambake, it was also majestic enough to host religious services and political rallies. Though shuttered and neglected since 1992 when the City cited unsafe conditions after Hurricane Andrew, Miami’s architectural jewel has continued to be a focal point for cutting-edge artistic trends. Graffiti artists and skateboarders have turned its ramps and raw concrete expanses into one of the nation’s most important venues for street art. Contemporary artists, engineering scholars, architects, photographers, and designers continue to be mesmerized and influenced by its soaring roofline and panoramic water views. This exhibit features film clips, antique hydroplanes, videos of Parkour athletes’ stunts, site-specific graffiti murals, and much more, this multi-media exhibit will bring Miami’s most daringly modern building back to dazzling life. This exhibit is curated by Rosa Lowinger and Megan Schmitt. Through April 27. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info:  305-375-1492 or historymiami.org

March 18
Arts
Inside the Music: Movements
A collaboration between Miami City Ballet dancers and New World Symphony Fellows. This event probes the intersection between classical music and ballet, as seen through the eyes of the artists themselves. Conceived of, designed and executed by the Fellows of the New World Symphony and dancers of the Miami City Ballet, “Movements” is a unique collaboration that takes its name from the consideration of all three participants: the musical movements in classical scores, the physical movement of the dancers, and the emotional movement of audience members. 7pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

March 18
Music
Daniel Hope
In the last half of the 19th Century no figure played a more crucial role in the evolution of music than violinist Joseph Joachim. At the beginning of the 21st century, Daniel Hope celebrates Joachim’s genius by exploring some of the works he inspired–including those composed by Brahms, Clara Schumann, Mendelssohn and Grieg. Through a string of acclaimed recordings on the Deutsche Grammophon label and sold out concerts in the world’s major music capitals, violinist Hope is fast becoming known as an artist unafraid of providing a fresh view of the classics. A festival director and educator (he is professor of violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London) Hope is also a violinist of uncommon skill and insight who relishes musical discovery. This is a program not to be missed by any listener passionate about music how it is made. The program is a Celebration of Joseph Joachim; Brahms: Scherzo from the “F.A.E. Sonata; Schumann: Romanze Op. 22 No. 1; Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Opus 78; Mendelssohn: Two Lieder (“Auf Flugeln des Gesanges,” “Hexenlied”); Joachim: Romanze Op. 2 No. 1 and Grieg: Sonata No. 3 in C minor. Come early for a Pre-Show Talk and Wine Tasting with Arts Ambassador Lyn Farmer who will give a pre-performance music talk focusing on the Art of the Accompanist, in which he will give some examples of wine and food pairing to illustrate the importance of partnership in any arts endeavor. It’s a violin recital, but there is a pianist there as well and participants will have some fun exploring his art as well as Hope’s exceptional skill as a violinist, all in good taste, of course. 8pm. $29 – $49. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

March 19
Social
Exhibition Pop-Up Party
Join the HistoryMiami Flagler Street Society (Young Professionals) for a Members Only Pop-Up party for the launch of our latest exhibitions, Some Like It Hot and Concrete Paradise. Come and meet the curators and artists, listen to beats by DJ Seamstar, and drinks via cash bar. Limited edition zine available. 6pm – 9pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: HistoryMiami.org or  305-375-1614.

March 19
Kids
Super Tryday
Juggling, puppets and magic, oh my! For early elementary grades, Fantasy Theatre Factory offers this delightful show featuring Pinky and Pointer, two silly characters that create Super Tryday, an imaginary eighth day of the week. Super Tryday is a day when we try to learn new and challenging things, like finding a friend or learning to tie your shoes. Pinky and Pointer use puppetry, magic, comedy, juggling and lots of imagination for this motivational show. Children are encouraged to create their own Super Tryday with the help of teachers, friends and parents. Grades K-6. Free. 3:30pm -  4:30pm.  Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7256 or ftfshows.com

March 19
Art
Conversations & Cocktails
Conversations & Cocktails: Rubell Family Collection + Wynwood Brewery. MOCA Shakers and above level members are invited to the latest exhibition at the Rubell Family Collection, 28 Chinese, which features works by some of the innovative artists working in China today. MOCA Curatorial Assistant Sarah Sulistio and Cara Despain, Foundation Education Manager from the Rubell Family Collection will lead the tour. Members will then meet at the Wynwood Brewing Company for a sampling of local draft beers. 6pm. Wynwood Brewing Company, 565 NW 24th St; Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

March 19
Music
Will Chase
Currently starring as Luke Wheeler on ABC’s Nashville,Will Chase is one of Broadway’s most versatile leading men. Chase will perform American, Broadway, and pop songs in this concert event opening tonight. He most recently appeared on Broadway as John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget in The Mystery Of Edwin Drood for which he received the 2013 Tony Award Nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. Audiences will recognize him from his portrayal of the character Michael Swift playing Joe Di Maggio in NBC’s Smash. Chase earned recognition for his standout performances on Broadway including Nice Work If You Can get It, Aisa, Miss Saigon, The Full Monty, Lennon, and High Fidelity. He appeared as Tony in Billy Elliott and played Roger in the closing Broadway production of Rent, which was filmed for television. Will recently starred opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White in the Hallmark Hall Of Fame’s movie The Lost Valentine. 8pm. $39.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

March 19
Film
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
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 Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Directed by Lee Daniels. With Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda. As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: mbculture.com

March 20
Film
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
John Schlesinger followed his Academy Award-winning Midnight Cowboy with this sophisticated and highly personal take on love and sex. Sunday Bloody Sunday depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcée-played by Oscar winners Peter Finch (Network) and Glenda Jackson (Women in Love)-who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the 1970s’ most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships; it is keenly acted and sensitively directed, from a penetrating screenplay by novelist and critic Penelope Gilliatt. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 20
Books
Under the Jeweled Sky
A breathtaking story of forbidden love and devastating consequences…The moment Sophie steps onto India’s burning soil, she realizes her return was inevitable. But this is not the India she fell in love with ten years before in a maharaja’s palace. This is not the India that ripped her heart out as Partition tore the country in two. That India, a place of tigers, scorpions, and shimmering beauty, is long gone. Drawing on her own family’s heritage, acclaimed novelist Alison McQueen beautifully portrays the heart of a woman who must confront her past in order to fight for her future. Under the Jeweled Sky deftly explores the loss of innocence, the urgent connection in our stars, and how we’ll go to find our hearts. Born in the sixties to an Indian mother and an English jazz musician father, author Alison McQueen grew up in London and worked in advertising for twenty years before retiring to write full time. She lives in a quiet English village with her husband and two daughters.  McQueen will discuss and sign her new book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 20
Music
Chamber Ensembles
Chamber ensembles from Cleveland Orchestra Miami and Univerity of Miami’s Frost School of Music will perform selections by J.S. Bach, Bartók, Taffanel, Lutos?awski, and Viñao in an intimate museum setting.  Two new chamber works by Frost composition students Peter Learn and Richard Yates will premiere that evening. 8pm. $20. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

March 20
Tour
Moonlight Botanical Wonders of the World
Make Fairchild your destination for Thursday evenings. Take a Moonlight tour of the Garden tonight. Star-gaze with the Southern Cross Astronomical Society. Live music by guitarist Rob Friedman. Also enjoy a lecture from Carl Lewis on the Botanical Wonders of the World. A globetrotting adventure on the wild side of botany. Explore the giant, the ancient, and the weird plants hidden away in the world’s most remarkable places. The Shop at Fairchild will be open. 7pm – 9pm. $25. Fairchild Garden, 14885 SW 248th St; Homestead. For info: fairchildgarden.org

March 20
Music
Clark Gable Slept Here
A world premiere satire by multiple Carbonell Award-winning playwright and Zoetic Stage co-founder Michael McKeever (South Beach Babylon, Moscow), Clark Gable Slept Here transports the audience into the fantastical world of Tinseltown. As one of the silver screen’s brightest stars charms his way through the Golden Globe Awards ceremony, his staff tries to figure out what to do with the dead male prostitute on his bedroom floor. South Florida favorite Michael McKeever takes a look behind the closed doors of the Hollywood elite, and presents a jet-black satire on what it means to be a “man” in the make-believe world of motion pictures, where nothing is ever what it seems and closets are used for so much more than hanging up your tuxedo. Written by Michael McKeever. Directed by Stuart Meltzer. Presented in partnership with Zoetic Stage. Through April 6. 7:30pm. $45. Carnival Studio Theatre, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

March 20
Music
Paul Byrom
Hailed as Ireland’s premier young tenor, Paul Byrom of Celtic Thunder fame brings his “gorgeous voice and sweepingly beautiful and elaborate” solo show to the Parker Playhouse, flawlessly performing an eclectic array of music from opera and Irish ballads to American standards, pop and Broadway favorites. Nicknamed “the swanky tenor,” Byrom dazzles audiences with his suave stage presence and romantic vocals in singles like “Remember Me,” “She” and Billy Joel’s “Lullaby.” Experience Byrom’s amazing versatility and talent as he performs songs from his most recent CD, This Is the Moment, which instantly topped number one on the world Billboard and Amazon charts. 8pm. $27.50 – $37.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

March 20
Theatre
Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After
In a new twist on fairytale fun, favorite Disney characters compete to be the next superstar in comical segments leading up to the tales of show stopping princesses — Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, and Merida from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE in her ice debut. 7pm. $19.50 – $55. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway; Sunrise. For info: thebbtcenter.com

March 20
Music
Marc Cohn
An Intimate Evening with Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, Walking in Memphis, Silver Thunderbird, True Companion is a natural storyteller balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. He combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. This intimate performance offers Cohn’s behind the scenes stories of life as a musician as well as all of his hits from the 80′s, 90′s and today. 8pm. $30 – $85. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

March 20
Social
Sister City Wine and Spirit Series: Curitiba, Brazil
Join us for a delightful evening featuring a selection of Wines of Brasil and an educational presentation on our soon-to-be sister city of Curitiba, Brazil. Featured speakers include Patrick Alexander, local wine expert, Daniel Marquez, Sales Brand Ambassador USA for Wines of Brasil, and Adriana Sabino, President of the Brazilian Cultural Center of Miami. Curitiba is not only a 2x host of the FIFA World Cup, but it is also a planned city that is considered to be one of the “Greenest Cities in the World.” So while you are sipping on Brazil’s world-renowned wines, you will also learn something new about this amazing city. Sponsored by Wines of Brasil and Brazilian Cultural Center of Miami. 7pm. $30. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables. For info: 305.603.8067 or coralgablesmuseum.org

March 20
Music
Stine Janvin Motland and C. Spencer Yeh
Drawing from an expanding palette of innovative sounds, these musicians instrumentalize breath, mouth, and vocal chords to engage the physicality, variation, and sensuousness of the non-lyrical voice. C. Spencer Yeh (Brooklyn) and Stine Janvin Motland (Oslo/Berlin) improvise and compose, using the voice as a sound-making device that lies outside of speech acts and traditional modes of singing.  Following the performance, enjoy our outdoor music series with PAMM Presents Gatekeeper.  A live performance by Brooklyn-based duo Gatekeeper, with lighting design by AJ Gvojic of THV ent.  Before Gatekeeper, a special vocal performance from Stine Motland and C. Spencer Yeh will take place in the auditorium. Inspired by the sounds and visions of forgotten b-movie film scores, classic fantasy games and lurid arcade imagery, the duo of Aaron David Ross and Matthew Arkell have created their own morbidly compelling discotheque, a vividly detailed flight of fancy in which the conventions of techno, Chicago house, italo-disco and industrial are transfigured into a singular phantasmagoric adventure populated by hushed screams, Gregorian dungeon chants and cinematic washes of mammoth sound. Following the PAMM performance, Gatekeeper will DJ the after party at Bardot. 7pm – 8pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

March 20
Art
Power of Design
This is the inaugural year for Power of Design, which comprises approximately twenty events and related happenings March 20-23. Power of Design includes moderated discussions, talks, performances, exhibitions, and more, along with satellite programming by collaborators. The majority of events are at The Wolfsonian. Among the many highlights are a talk by political humorist Andy Borowitz; a panel on cities with Brazilian architect Jaime Lerner, local star Andrés Duany, and others; panels on air travel and watchdog journalism; a hands-on program for children led by designer Todd Oldham; and a complaints choir featuring FIU students. 6pm – 9pm. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.531.1001 or wolfsonian.org

March 20
Workshop
Complaints
Why do we complain? Consider this: Complaining may just serve a purpose. Complaints can get us from here to there, dissatisfaction to action, action to innovation. The Wolfsonian is looking into the method, purpose, and meaning of complaints for its inaugural ideas festival. Power of Design 2014: Complaints, is a multidisciplinary event with almost twenty happenings, including discussions, presentations, performances, and exhibitions on topics ranging from city life to the digital age. The stellar line-up of nearly thirty presenters includes Brazil’s visionary Jaime Lerner, virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier, novelist Michael Chabon, urban planner Andrés Duany, political humorist Andy Borowitz, and master of ceremonies Kurt Andersen. An ongoing online component features daily posters by renowned designers, an active blog, and even the opportunity to lodge your own complaints—and solutions. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.531.1001 or powerofdesign.wolfsonian.org

March 20
Art
Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York’s Rivers, 1900-1940
Featuring paintings by leading artists such as George Bellows, Robert Henri, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Sloan, this exhibition examines the shift to urban views of New York’s waterways between 1900 and 1940 as Realists and Modernists conceived a new pictorial language to treat American industrialism. Having jettisoned the romantic ideals of forebears — such as the Hudson River School — who had ignored the industrialization of the region, these artists celebrated the changing way of life along the city’s waterfront. Instead of majestic mountains, they painted the modern waterways’ bridges, cranes, and ocean liners, using an increasingly sharp focus and borrowing ideals from the Machine Age. Twentieth-century artists took the elements of the Sublime, combined them with Modernism’s interest in structure and form, and applied them to humankind’s industry, thereby creating a new visual vocabulary for the modern era: the Industrial Sublime. Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

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