To Do This Week: March 14 to March 21

March 14,
Art:
From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler
This amazing exhibit opens tonight with A Night at the Museum, Bass Museum of Art’s Annual Fundraiser. A highlight of the evening is the Silent Auction with items like a private cooking class with Chef Michelle Bernstein, President’s Box Tickets to the Broadway production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Arsht as well as trips, luxury goodies and jewelry. Organized by French curator and jewelry collector Diane Venet, the exhibition of some 200 works by 135 artists is an intimate, often whimsical side of some of the greatest artists of recent times, each offering a singular vision of adornment. The exceptional and little-known works of wearable sculpture will reward viewers with new insights into the creative wellsprings of such artistic giants as Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Louise Nevelson, Anthony Caro, Yoko Ono, and Anish Kapoor. Through July 21, 2013. 8pm. $250. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

March 14
Books
Sharon Socol
Plus One is an accidentally insider view of the glamorous world of fashion. Sharon 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. The results are a delightfully agenda-free peek into a world of power, glory, pomp, and circumstance. 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. 6:30pm. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 14
Art
Julio Herrera-Zapata: Works on paper
The Cuban Museum and the WDNA Jazz Gallery join forces for this exhibition as an introduction to the artist Julio Herrera-Zapata and his works. The exhibition, coordinated by Ileana Fuentes and curated by Jesús Rosado, includes drawings, pastels, mezzotints, lithographs and serigraphs created in his long-time home at 41 Boulevard Saint Jacques in Paris. Opening reception tonight. 6pm. Free. WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way; Miami. For info: 305-667-9007 or WDNA.org

March 15
Social
St. Paddy’s Day PubCrawl
This St. Paddy’s Day, PubCrawls.com, are recreating history with the biggest pub crawl that Miami Beach has ever seen. Crawlers are invited to dress in green and spend the weekend at some of the best bars in Miami. Once revelers receive their PubCrawl map, they are free to visit any PubCrawls.com bar at any given time. Have a great time and participate in a historic event. Bars Include: Fire-Bar Lounge, Rok Bar (registration site), Dal Toro, Sushi Rock, Playwright, Catalina Rooftop Pool & Lounge, and Red Bar. Drink Specials: 2 for 1 Well Drinks, $4 [12oz] Draft Beers and $7 shots. 5pm. $5 – $10. Register at Five Bar & Lounge, 448 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: pubcrawls.com

March 15
Film
Imaginarium Life
Imaginarium Life is a visual experiment where dance theatre and film fuse to shed light onto a dark world of desires and disorder. It is translated by a new form of communication and language through body gestures, serving as an escape from the established social order. It is a creative experience fusing and integrating contemporary dance theatre and film, narrating the story of Ana and Ruben, who have decided to abandon his tormented life by taking refuge within their own imagination, which distances them from all material and emotional attachment, thus exorcizing his ego. $10. 9pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 15
Theatre
Pie Solo
Miami native Pioneer Winter’s world-premiere reinterpretation of the “one-man show,” Pie Solo opens tonight at Miami Theater Center. Winter calls his multimedia work Pie Solo a “quarter-life” interpretation of the classic one-man show, to which he added an updated, personal touch to engage a contemporary mature audience. The work stretches definitions and perceptions, reexamining faith in religion and culture from the vantage points of sexuality, age and queerness. It draws the audience into an intimate and interactive dialogue blending humor, isolation and anecdote. A fantasy-like film sequence anchors the work, allowing Winter to explore the interplay of reality and fantasy through simultaneous projected media and live performance. $20. 8pm. Miami Theater Center SandBox, 9816 NE 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: 305-751-9550 or mtcmiami.org.

March 15
Night Across the Street
Film
On the verge of a forced retirement, Don Celso, an elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life – a trip to the movies as a young boy with Beethoven, listening to tall tales from Long John Silver, a brief stay in a haunted hotel, conversations with a fictional doppelgänger of a real writer. Stories hide within stories and the thin line between imagination and reality steadily erodes, opening up a marvelous new world of personal remembrance and fantastic melodrama. In this playfully elegiac film, loosely adapted from the fantastical short stories of Chilean writer Herman del Solar, Ruiz has crafted a final masterwork on his favorite subjects: fiction, history and life itself. $10. 9pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 15
Lecture
Pecha Kucha
Once the heroic image of class consciousness and national character in the first half of the twentieth century, the worker has mainly disappeared from our contemporary visual landscape. This fast-paced program is designed to make visible the practice and process of a variety of South Florida workers, including Eleanor Ho (chef/wok star), Octavio Campos (Campostion/performance art), Ruth Reitan (professor/independent filmmaker), Gabriele Marewski (farmer/Paradise Farms), Chana Sheldon (executive director Locust Projects), and Mylinh Nguyen (art director/The Wolfsonian). Their presentations will reveal how the creative process and laboring journey is as important, if not more, than the final product destination.  7pm. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: wolfsonian.org

March 15
Music
Pavel Urkiza, Yadam & Julio Fowler
The Deauville Hotel Jazz Club will re-open its doors on with a unique concert by three of the best contemporary Cuban singers and songwriters currently based in Madrid, who have been revitalizing the Cuban music scene in Spain for more than a decade: Yadam, Pavel Urkiza and Julio Fowler. $25. 8pm. The Deauville Hotel, 6701 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 866.811.4111 or fundarte.us

March 15
Dance
Open Barre: Behind the Curtain
Get up close and personal with Miami City Ballet dancers in their 200-seat intimate studio theater. Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez and MCB Conductor Gary Sheldon explore how the music of Frédéric Chopin inspired two timeless masterworks – Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering and Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides. Featuring interactive discussion, Q&A with the dancers, live music and dancing. Complimentary wine and soft drinks 1/2 hour prior to curtain. $35. 7pm. Miami City Ballet Studios, 2200 Liberty Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamicityballet.org

March 15
Festival
Big Night in Little Haiti
Live music includes Papy Joy Le Twoubadou, Magnum Band Beatz, DJ Mack and Mizikpam.com. In the gallery is  Indiceme: Afro-Cuban Abakua by Pepe Orbein, Art in the Sky by the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance will be featuring an interactive floating balloon sculpture at the event based on the artwork of Haitian-American artist Asser Saint-Val. Multi-cultural Spoken Soul Festival Alumna will have artwork on Exhibit in the LHCC Theater Lobby as a part of the center’s celebration of Women’s Month. Delou Dance Africa will be offering a drumming workshop for children aged 5-12 and the Family Art Corner is hosted by Positive Impact Foundation and Bass Museum of Art. After show party at 7th Circuit Studios with Moksha Roots All Stars. 6pm – 10pm. Free. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr; Miami. For info: bignightlittlehaiti.com

March 15
Film
Teatro Cinema Sin Sangre
MDC Live presents the US premiere of Chile’s Teatro Cinema in Sin Sangre (Without Blood), an adaptation of a novella by Italian author and playwright Alessandro Baricco, with all the darkness of film noir and tension of a 1960s B-movie thriller. Using advanced technological media of video art and dynamic beat taken from the world of cinema the group presents live theater in a film. This multicultural stage event does not compromise live performance but expands and moves on the axis of time & place. 8pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 305.674.1040 or mdclivearts.org

March 15
Dance
RnJ by O DANCE
O DANCE’s RnJ (Romeo and Juliet) is a 50 minute divergent re-imaging of the classic Shakespearean tale choreographed by Jerry Opdenaker. Featuring the songs of Ella Fitzgerald, Radiohead, Regina Spector and 60s folk singer Donovan, the score highlights many musicians interpreting this tragic love story creating a sweeping emotional journey that excites, inspires and touches every emotional part of your soul. Also featured a special tribute to singer Nina Simone by Reach Dance. $25. 7:30pm. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.com

March 15
Performance
Rising Stars 2013
New World School of the Arts annual showcase performance includes talented high school and college students in the Dance, Theater and Music divisions. The Rising Stars Exhibition showcasing students from the Visual Arts division is held prior to the performance in the New World Gallery from 5-7pm. p.m. $20 – $50. 8pm. Gusman Center, 174 East Flagler St; Miami. For info: gusmancenter.org

March 15
Festival
Subtropics Festival-Experimental Music and Sound Art
An all world premiere concert of music by composers from England, Ukraine, Canada, Sweden, France, Japan, Brazil and the United States. The new works, performed by Mystery Park Arts Band (SoBe Arts professional new music ensemble), were selected from the international composers’ competition by a jury consisting of Gustavo Matamoros, composer and founding director of the Subtropics Festival; Carson Kievman, composer and founding director of SoBe Arts; Robert Chumbley, composer – conductor, pianist and a member of SoBe Arts faculty; and Milana Strezeva, pianist and a member of SoBe Arts faculty. Arrive early for Art Speaks: New Music, An Alternate Universe. A pre-concert talk and discussion with Carson Kievman and Gustavo Matamoros. 7pm. Participants in Art Speaks receive priority seating for the concert. The concert will be followed by a reception with the artists. $10. 8pm. SoBe Arts’ Little Stage Theater, 2100 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: sobearts.org

March 16
Art
Matisse & The Modern Masters
Pierre H. Matisse will make a special appearance in Palm Beach today. This exhibition of Matisse and the Masters is an opportunity to meet Matisse and view his extraordinary collection featuring his lino cuts, which will be on display and available for acquisition.  Also on display will be “Stars & Stripes Forever”, the artwork that is housed in George W. Bush Library and Museum and is part of their famed Collection. Also featuring works from the great Masters, Henri Matisse, Renoir, Degas, Miro and Marc Chagall.  Onessemo Fine Art, 4530 PGA Blvd; Palm Beach Gardens. 6pm.  For info: 561-355-8061 or onessimofineart.com.

March 16
Music
Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody
Peter Oundjian, conductor. Valentina Lisitsa, piano. The sensational young pianist Valentina Lisitsa makes her New World Symphony debut, performing Rachmaninoff’s beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Peter Oundjian returns to conduct the Fellows in this program that also features symphonies by Barber and Vaughan Williams. 8pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

March 16
Tour
Miami River and City Photo Walk
Learn how to take the best city photos from photography teacher Karl Koslowski as you walk with eco-historian Frank Schena along the Miami River. Learn about Miami’s history from the earliest people to pioneers to modern times. View art and architecture along the way to the iconic Manuel Carbonell Tequesta statue on the Brickell Avenue Bridge. Advance reservations and payment required. $40. 2pm – 4pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Ave; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

March 16
Tour
Tour of Miami Beach Gardens
Join us for exclusive tours through the private gardens and hidden oases of Miami Beach. This opportunity to see behind the gates and into the backyards of the Beach’s most intriguing landscapes will inspire and astound. The tour is a wonderful way to learn what grows best in our coastal, sub-tropical climate, and to see what you can try in your garden this season (or what you wish you could try if you’re a northern neighbor). Each homeowner’s landscape and gardening style is distinct and personal, offering refreshing respite from the hustle and bustle of daily activities here on the Beach. During the tour and until 5 p.m. the Garden will host auxiliary events at 2000 Convention Center Drive, including the traditional Jems & Junque rummage sale, food trucks, a silent auction, and live music. Discover the city from a gardener’s perspective, at the one and only Miami Beach Garden Tour! $30. 10am. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

March 16
Music
Jazz in the Gardens
After seven years of unforgettable concert experiences and entertainment, Jazz in the Gardens has grown to become one of the most highly regarded and anticipated music festival events in the country. This year’s event features Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Earth Wind & Fire, Najee, Rachelle Ferrell, Neyo, Monica, Mary Mary, plus more. a wide variety of ethnically diverse foods and top notch merch from all around the world. Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St; Miami Gardens. For info: jazzinthegardens.com

March 16
Art
Through the Looking Glass
An all aerosol portrait exhibition featuring pop icons with eyewear from the Eyemax Collection. Everyday thousands bare witness to Trek6′s talent as they drive by the Wynwood corridor off of I-95. His collaboration with San Francisco’s Chor Boogie with the Wynwood Boombox that only took 4 days to create using no stencils or tape. Directly behind the Boombox, is another collaboration with HecOneLove where Bob Marley smiles at commuters. Bob Marley by Trek6 was also crafted in the same organic way with no stencils or tape and has become one of the most photographed murals in the Wynwood Art District. Through the Looking Glass will be Trek6′s first solo show. With almost a  dozen pure aerosol pieces, he pays tribute to some our favorite pop icons including Andy Warhol and Jackie O. Artist reception 7pm. Music by DJ Tom Laroc. Hand Crafted Miami, 3438 N. Miami Ave; Miami. For info: handcraftedmiami.com

March 16
Tour
Mary Brickell Village to Tobacco Road Walk
Enjoy a pleasant evening walk through history with guide Michael Pearlman. See Fire Station Number 4, the first Miami High School, Dr. James Jackson’s office (now Dade Heritage Trust), First Presbyterian Church, Brickell Park, Brickell Key, the Miami Circle® archaeological site, and the Brickell Avenue Bridge with its iconic Manuel Carbonell statue of a Tequesta, ending at Tobacco Road, Miami’s oldest bar. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. 6pm – 8pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Ave; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

March 16
Music
25th Anniversary Season
The sensational young pianist Valentina Lisitsa makes her New World Symphony debut, performing Rachmaninoff’s beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Peter Oundjian returns to conduct the Fellows in this program that also features symphonies by Barber and Vaughan Williams. Program includes Barber: Symphony No. 1, Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4. Peter Oundjian, conductor. 8pm. New World Center, 500 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

March 17
Contest
9th South Beach Photomarathon
Fotomission and Tropicolor will host the 9th South Beach Photomarathon, an exciting event that is open to all those who enjoy photography. Participants will be assigned six topics to photograph on South Beach over a period of six hours. The topics will be kept secret until the event day and are purposefully vague to give the contestants plenty of room for self expression. The best photos from each topic will be selected, and from those the first, second and third place winners will be awarded cash prizes as well as plexi mounted prints of their images. The winners will be exhibited at Tropicolor’s gallery during the month of May and permanently on this site along with all the contestants’ images. For info: fotomission.org

March 17
Music
Karen Schoenhals
Local Classical Guitarist, Karen Schoenhals will perform an invigorating afternoon of classical guitar music, including works by Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, Gismonti, Sainz de la Maza, and the famous Aranjuez Concerto. Schoenhals grew up in an environment full of music, belonging to an extended family of pianists, singers, instrumentalists, composers, and dancers. She began studying piano at the age of eight and has studied classical guitar under the direction of world-renown teachers Bruce Holzman, Carlos Molina, Lily Afshar, and Rafael Padron. In addition to performing live on WXEL radio, Schoenhals has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, including performances with the FAU Wind Symphony Orchestra, the FIU Women’s Choir, and as soloist with the Cadillac Symphony Orchestra. $20. 2pm. Arts at St Johns at St John’s Church, 4760 Pine Tree Dr; Miami Beach. For info: artsatstjohns.com

March 17
Lecture
Sephardic Beauty Queens
An expert on Sephardic life, Dr. Adriana Brodsky, Professor at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, has done extensive research on Sephardic Beauty Queens. Come learn about the “Bess Myersons” of the world from this Buenos Aires native. Part of the FIU Latin American Jewry Series, a joint project of the Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Jewish Studies Program. Free with paid museum admission. 2pm. Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com

March 17
Music
Global Cuba Fest
The amazing Creole Choir (formerly Group Vocal Desendan) performs tonight on the beach. Last presented in South Florida by MLP over a decade ago, The Creole Choir celebrates the history of their Haitian descendents enslaved to the Caribbean from West Africa. The  Choir’s ten remarkable singers come from Camagüey, Cuba’s third city, down towards the eastern end of the island and have nurtured music passed down in their families since the early 19th century.  Co-presented with FUNDarte. 7pm. North Beach Bandshell, 7250 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fundarte.us

March 17
Tour
The Secret Garden of General Lawrence
Walk with ecologist Griselda Chavarria and eco-historian Frank Schena through Sewell Park, an oasis on the Miami River near the 17th Avenue Bridge. Notice the steps to nowhere, the abandoned pillars and ruined boat slip foundation, and other remnants of pioneer General Samuel Crocker Lawrence’s guesthouse. Explore among the 100 year old coconut palms and see where he nurtured grapefruit tress and tropical plants in this peaceful location. Advance reservations and payment required. 10am – 12pm. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Ave; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

March 17
Dance
A Chorus Line
Hailing from the glittering streets of Broadway the national tour of A Chorus Line comes to south Miami-Dade. In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for – with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed — to have the chance to dance.  This is A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line.  Winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the singular sensation returns for an all new tour.  Come meet the new generation of Broadway’s best. 3pm. $65-$45. For info: smdcac.org

March 17
Music
Sunday Sounds at Fairchild
Live music performed by students of University of Miami’s Frost School of Music on select Sundays,  through April 28 in the Glasshouse Café. This Sunday will be the Daniel Susnjar (Afro Peruvian Ensemble). 1pm. Free with garden admission. Fairchild Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd; Coral Gables. For info: fairchildgarden.org

March 17
Music
David Bisbal
David Bisbal Ferré is a Grammy-winning Spanish pop singer. He gained his initial fame as a runner up on the interactive reality television show Operación Triunfo. He has since released four studio albums, all of which topped the Spanish Albums Chart, in addition to recording a number of live albums. He has toured throughout Europe and Latin America and is now considered to be a crossover international artist. 8pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com

March 18
Tour
Hungry for History: Secrets of Downtown
Join guide Michael Pearlman on a walking tour of Miami’s best-kept secrets. Find out the fate of the Coppertone Girl; discover a little-known pocket park and a hidden courtyard; surprising artwork; secret passageways; little-known art deco buildings, and location of the long-lost Ye We Tappie Tavern. Advance reservations and payment required. 11am – 1pm. $25. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Ave; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

March 19
Music
Deftones
Deftones is an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California, founded in 1988. Since their inception, the Deftones have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also quietly testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze. Their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping 2000 album White Pony earned raves for blending the moodiness of bands like the Cure and Slowdive, but the group has only gotten more experimental since then, evincing a clear restlessness with convention and repetition. Picking up where 2010′s lauded Diamond Eyes left off, the group’s seventh album, Koi No Yokan is their boldest yet.  The band consists of Chino Moreno (lead vocals and guitar), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), Frank Delgado (keyboards and turntables), and Abe Cunningham (drums and percussion). 8pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com

March 19
Books
The Big Read Miami
The Big Read kicks off today with a very special appearance by author, actor, filmmaker and
decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer Benjamin Busch. A star of the HBO series The Wire, Busch has written an unforgettable meditation on life and loss, in his extraordinary book, Dust to Dust: A Memoir. 6:30pm. Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St; Miami Beach. For info: mdpls.org

March 19
Film
What the Snow Brings
Part of the Aventura Foreign Film Series hosted by Shelly Isaacs who will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. When you’ve lost everything, is there a place you can go back to? Manabu Yazaki, who left his hometown in Haokkaido 13 years earlier, had big dreams of success in Tokyo. Losing his high-class lifestyle as well as his marriage, he returns home in midwinter. There his elder brother Takeo, who manages a stable for “Banei horserace,” a sleigh-pulling race unique to Hokkaido, takes him in. Through a series of events and new found relationships, long hidden emotions surface, and the two brothers come to grips with the gap that has separated them over the years. Masterfully directed, Director Kichitaro Negishi captures the idyllic and relaxed setting of Hokkaido while subtly building emotional momentum centering around hope, acceptance, forgiveness, and redemption. 7pm. $10. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

March 19
Theatre
Fela!
From a team of producers including Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith comes FELA! Directed by Bill T. Jones, this provocative hybrid of dance, theater and music explores the extravagant world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and has become an international sensation having been performed in three continents. A triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, FELA! is the true story of Kuti, who created a type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these pounding eclectic rhythms (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies) with incendiary lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that rule Nigeria and much of Africa. Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’s visionary staging, FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist and celebrates his pioneering music. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

March 19
Books
John Mackey
In Conscious Capitalism, iconic CEO John Mackey and professor Raj Sisodia show how companies are creating a movement that’s transforming business. The authors present the fundamental principles and practices of their bold new vision of conscious capitalism: businesses operating from a sense of higher purpose and prospering financially while also generating other critical forms of value—emotional, social, intellectual, ecological, financial, and spiritual. These are businesses built on love and care instead of fear and stress. Drawing on decades of personal experience and interviews with conscious capitalist CEOs and thought leaders, this book reveals those principles.  Authored by the high-profile leaders of the movement and supported by extensive research, this revolutionary book gives leaders in every industry and sector a blueprint for much-needed change. It is about creating a new philosophical paradigm for business and capitalism. It will lead you to think about and practice business differently—with purpose, multiple stakeholder alignment, conscious leadership, and with fully human, caring business cultures. 7:30pm. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd; Coral Gables. For info: judeagables.org

March 20
Film
8th Annual Women’s International Film & Arts Festival
Join Jada Pinkett-Smith as she kicks off the 8th Annual Women’s International Film & Arts Festival with a red carpet Florida Premiere presentation of her documentary film Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. It will be the only opportunity to see the film in a Florida theater as this film will only be playing in seven other select cities nationwide. This Opening Night screening is such a rare treat with Smith. Free Angela tells the dramatic story of how a young professor’s social justice activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a bloody shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list. In this historical vérité style documentary, marking the 40th anniversary of her acquittal on charges of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy, Angela Davis recounts the politics and actions that branded her a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide movement for her freedom as a political prisoner. Proceeds from the event will benefit WIFF’s Reel Girls: Real Women media literacy and filmmaking program for girls-at-risk. 7:30pm. $100 – $28. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

March 20
Comedy
Capitol Steps
Former Senate staffers Capitol Steps satirize the people and places that employed them during this insightful, irreverent and highly amusing performance. Acclaimed for their hilarious musical skits of Capitol Hill personalities and current events, their 30 albums and sold-out shows keep audiences on both sides of the aisles laughing out loud. They put the Mock in democracy and are even funnier than Congress! Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop warns, The Capitol Steps will cause your sides to split!” You’ve seen and heard them on NPR, NBC, PBS, and ABC. Now see them live. $35. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

March 20
Film
Amazon Gold
Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Amazon Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into the Amazon rainforest. Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists led by a Peruvian biologist uncover the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest. They bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction in the pursuit of illegally mined gold with consequences on a global scale. An animated Agouti springs to life to tell the story of his ecosystem. Left in the wake of surreal images of once extraordinary beauty turned into hellish wasteland, Amazon Gold reaffirms the right of the rainforest to exist. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 20
Art
Arno Elias
Unique and beautiful imagery captured by internationally acclaimed French photographer and artist, Arno Elias, made its debut in Miami last week. The “Lost Series” is a crystallization of Elias’ mixed-media techniques and reflect the powerful images he captured during his solo world photographic tour of countries such as Kenya, Guatemala, Thailand, Egypt, India, France, England and the USA… The series features exquisite moments from exotic locations, and through this Lost Series, Elias is “lost” in the culture and context of five Continents. Arno returns with spectacular images and a photographic montage of his adventures.  On exhibit through March 31. Markowicz Fine Art Gallery, 114 Northeast 40th St; Miami. For info: markowiczfineart.com or  786.362.5546.

March 20
Books
Dina Hampton
In the 1960s, a remarkable trio of students graduated from the Little Red School House, a very progressive school in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Entering college at the peak of the Sixties, these Little Redders would go on to change the course of American history: Angela Davis, Tom Hurwitz, and Elliott Abrams. Based on extensive original interviews and archival research, Little Red by Dina Hampton follows these characters’ tumultuous, divergent, public and private paths through the seminal events and political struggles of the second half of the twentieth century, from the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War; the Summer of Love to radical feminism; Iran-Contra to Occupy Wall Street. As they pursue political ends, each of their lives will be shaped by relationships, personal failings, racism, sexism, and social changes they never anticipated. 6:30pm. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 20
Film
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Free movies every Wednesday night from The SoundScape Cinema Series at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage. This week’s flick is Directed by Ang Lee. With Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang. Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman’s daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. Bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please. 8pm. Free. Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami beach. For info: mbculture.com

March 21
Film
Cuban Women Filmakers Showcase  
Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque, the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC), the Women In Film International Committee and the American Cinematheque, in collaboration with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, New Filmmakers Los Angeles, New York Women In Film & Television and, Women Make Movies, and The Miami Beach Cinematheque, will showcase a selection of short, documentary and feature films directed by Cuban women in Los Angeles, New York and Miami throughout the month of March. The showcases will be complemented by a series of workshops and panels to offer educational and cultural opportunities for U.S. and Cuban women in the industry, to forge creative and cultural bonds and foster the expansion of a dialogue between nations, creating new spaces wherein to share social, historic and artistic female perspectives. The Cuban women participating in the U.S. Showcase represent the island’s preeminent female directors, writers and actors. They are the award-winning filmmaker and head of Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque, Marina Ochoa; award-winning filmmakers Milena Alvarez and Ana Rodriguez; and critically acclaimed actress, Claudia Rojas. 6:45pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 21
Film
Benny’s Video
Winner of the FIPRESCI award given by the International Federation of Film Critics in 1993, Benny’s Video is the second installment of Michael Haneke’s (The White Ribbob, Amour) emotional glaciation trilogy. This is a bone-chilling film about 14-year-old Benny, a boy whose preferred mediums of experience are video cameras, action movies, and the surveillance monitors placed in his room. By colliding the differences between frames and flesh, Haneke’s chilling look at post-modernity and voyeurism is deprived of character psychology and the pathologizing justifications of violence. Instead, Haneke’s sophomore theatrical release offers a lucid depiction of human beings deprived of their capacity to empathize with -and be hurt by -others. 9:30pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 21
Books
Kid’s Book Expert
For teachers, librarians and parents. Books and Books’ kid’s book expert, Becky Quiroga Curtis along with Random House representative, Sarah Nasif talk to teachers about the best books for gifted students. The discussion will include books for children of all ages and will deal specifically with literature to help students deal with problems and overcome adversity.  All teachers, librarians, and parents are welcome to attend. There will be giveaways for all in attendance. 6:30pm. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 21
Music
Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places
Florida Grand Opera is proud to present the Midtown’s first operatic production! Opening at Audiences will experience opera in a whole new way with a sultry and exciting tango double-bill featuring two short operettas – Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s Tango and Ástor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires. This show brings the passion and music of Argentina to the Miami bar scene with an interactive, standing room format that puts audiences in the middle of the action. Standing room with very limited seating. $25. 8pm. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St; Miami. For info: FGO.org

March 21
Art
Deep Blue by Javier Velasco
This Spanish multi-media artist has been commissioned to do a site-specific work in the atrium of the Frost Art Museum. He used fused glass to create beautiful works that are allegories to the ephemeral, and speak to the fragility of nature and the environmental concerns of today. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 S.W. 17th St; Miami. For info: 305.348.2890 or thefrost.fiu.edu

March 21
Music
ISCM Festival Concert 5
Music for electric viola: Featuring guest virtuoso violist Martha Mooke. Also performing the FIU Flea Laptop Ensemble; Music by Leon, Singleton, Mooke, Garcia, and others.Free. 7:30pm. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

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