March 20 to March 27

March 20
Theatre
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. Directed by Stuart Meltzer.  Through April 6. 7:30pm. $45. Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

March 20
Lecture
South Beach Style
Andy Sweet was part of a small faction of young artist/photographers who were discovering the creative possibilities of color imagery in the mid 1970s, and his fresh aesthetic would be perfectly suited for his subsequent photographs of South Beach. Gary Monroe and Andy Sweet collaborated on their South Beach project. Monroe is a native of Miami Beach, and he grew up in South Beach. After receiving a master’s degree in fine art from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1977 he returned home, where he and Sweet photographed the old world Jewish community that characterized South Beach at the time. Free. 7pm. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mdpl.org

March 20
Music
Music At MOCA
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; Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

March 21
Dance
Program IV: Don Quixote
Closing the season, Miami City Ballet brings back its joyous full-length production of Don Quixote, set to the irresistible Minkus score, with its oom-pah-pah rhythms and Spanish accents. Skirts will swirl, fans will flutter, and the stage will be overrun with macho bullfighters and sensual gypsies in this all time popular work. Don Quixote: Petipa-Gorsky/Minkus. Come early for the free Pre-Show Lecture at 7pm with curator and Scholar Eric Zafran and dancer Michael Sean Breeden  inside the Au-Rene Theater one-hour prior to the curtain for the pre-performance talks series Behind the Ballet. $20 – $125. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

March 21
Festival
Loray Mistik At Big Night in Little Haiti
Loray Mistik, one of Miami’s signature true world music groups, has been making music for 22 years.  Led by Jude Papaloko Thegenus, their sound mixes traditional Haitian voudou (rasin) rhythms, West African percussion and soukous, with rock and blues. Opening set by Kazoots. The night will featuring kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Lakay, ice cold Prestige Beer at the bar, and more. The hands-on art activities for kids are sponsored by Positive Impact Foundation / Kose Famn and Bass Museum of Art. In the gallery, Jude Papaloko Thegenus exhibition featuring his work as a visual artist. Free. 6pm – 10pm. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr; Miami. For info: rhythmfoundation.com

March 21
Music
The Planets
A modern classic, Gustav Holt’s, The Planets has influenced every composer of science fiction and fantasy film scores.  Based on the astrological symbols, this work explores the complexity of human consciousness against the mysteries of outer space. Also included on the concert, famed British percussionist Colin Currie displays his dazzling technique in a fast-paced fun-filled concerto by Jennifer Higdon. The Planets is performed with high definition NASA images from space projected above the Orchestra on a large screen. The Cleveland Orchestra with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and Women of the Frost Symphonic Chorale with director Corin Overland. Program: Mozart, Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio; Higdon, Percussion Concerto and Holst, The Planets. 8pm. $88 – $170. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

March 21
Dance
Casebolt and Smith Cabaret Series
Performance duo Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith deconstruct their creative process in a comical, fast-paced, intricately layered, meta-theatrical new work. In O(h), casebolt and smith cross the line between dance and theater in an irreverent and humorous exploration of their own limitations as artists. They speak directly to the audience, sing while dancing, and layer their performance with pop culture references, creating a theatrical work that demonstrates what they can, can’t—and won’t—do as dancers. $25. 8:30pm. Black Box Theater, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: smdcac.org or 786-573-5300.

March 21
Music
Jarabe De Palo
Jarabe de Palo is a Latin rock group from Spain led by Pau Donés (1996), singer, songwriter, and guitarist. In 2008, the band announced they were going to leave their record company and go independent, founding their own record label Tronco Records. They changed their name to “Jarabedepalo” because their former record label had the rights to the name. In 2009 they released a new album, “Orquesta Reciclando” (“Recycling Orchestra”), in which they made new versions of their old hits, including a new song. In 2011 the album “¿Y Ahora que Hacemos?” was released. The group has received awards such as Premios de la Música, Premio Ondas, and Grammy nominations. They have collaborated with La Vieja Trova Santiaguera, Antonio Vega, Vico C and Celia Cruz (soundtrack of El milagro de P. Tinto). Pau has also composed tracks for Ricky Martin and starred in a music video with Alanis Morissette. They also collaborated with Italian musicians Jovanotti, Niccolò Fabi and Modà. 8pm. $35.50 – $83.50. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com

March 21
Arts
New World School of the Arts: Rising Stars 2014
Rising Stars Showcase, a professionally staged, energy-packed, one-of-a-kind performance, presents the extraordinary talent of high school and college students from New World School of the Arts, Florida’s premier arts institution. The showcase begins at 5pm at the New World Gallery, 25 NE 2nd St; Miami, with a juried visual arts exhibition featuring extraordinary student artworks. The show is as diverse as the school population and includes painting, drawing,design, sculpture, digital media and installations. The evening continues at the Gusman with a pre-performance VIP Reception at 6:30pm. Following the reception, the performance showcases excerpts from works performed by the high school and the college students during the school year, including Once on this Island – a Caribbean-flavored award winning musical that combines the magic of love stories and the art of storytelling. The college actors will offer a sinister twist on the traditional fairy tales as they perform selected scenes from the ever-popular Tony Award winning musical Into the Woods. The melodies of Frank Ticheli will take over the Gusman as the NWSA Concert Band interprets Wild Nights under the direction of Brent Mounger, and led by maestro Alfred Gershfeld, the Symphony Orchestra will present Symphony Number 1 in F minor by Dimitri Shostakovich among other compositions. Forced Entry, a rhythmically-intense work by guest choreographer Josée Garant, will bring the talent of the younger NWSA dancers to the stage. And among other moving choreography, the college dancers will present 1914, a powerful world-premiere in observance of the 100th anniversary of World War I, by renowned choreographer Darshan S. Bhuller. 8pm. $20 – $50. Gusman, 174 E. Flagler St; Miami. For info: nwsa.mdc.edu

March 21
Books
Experiencing Jazz: A Listener’s Companion
In Experiencing Jazz: A Listener’s Companion, writer, teacher, and prominent jazz drummer Michael Stephans offers a much-needed survey in the art of listening to and enjoying this dynamic, ever-changing art form. More than mere entertainment, jazz provides a pleasurable and sometimes dizzying listening experience with an extensive range in structure and form, from the syncopated swing of big bands to the musical experimentalism of small combos. As Stephans illustrates, listeners and jazz artists often experience the essence of the music together—an experience unique in the world of music. Experiencing Jazz demonstrates how the act of listening to jazz takes place on a deeply personal level and takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the genre, instrument by instrument—offering not only brief portraits of key musicians like Joe Lovano and John Scofield, but also their own commentaries on how best to experience their music. Author Stephans is also a prominent jazz musician and has performed and recorded with a wide array of jazz artists. He will discuss and sign his book tonight. 6pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 21
Film
42
Bandshell Movie Night in the North Shore shows 42. The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Directed by: Brian Helgeland and starring Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight and Harrison Ford. 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 21
Kids
Ladybug Release
Take the entire family to the Museum of Science in Lauderdale to kick-off the start of Spring Break with the annual Ladybug Release. Learn about the plight of the ladybug myth and folklore, participate in a Ladybug scavenger hunt, and help release thousands of ladybugs into the Museum’s future science park. What’s black and red and has spots all over? Lady bugs! Their distinctive spots and attractive colors are meant to make them unappealing to predators. Spend the day discovering how important this cute bug is to keeping balance in the ecosystem. The Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: mods.org

March 21
Film
Nymphomaniac: Volume I
Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushy branched-out and multifaceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 22
Film
Daisies
In collaboration with the Wolfsonian’s The Power of Design 2014: Complaints. In this Czech New Wave landmark, two girls both named Marie take on the world they live in but choose not to conform to. In grand Dadaist tradition but with a feminist pulse, the two Maries proceed to tear apart protocol. They dance, drink, and destroy, all against the rules, and create their own world of color and black and white slapstick and fast motion surrealist whimsy; all designed with similar glee by director Vera Chytilová and her cinematographer/husband Jaraslav Kucera. The filmmakers, of course, were banned for years and not allowed back into the country clubs of state-supported filmmaking that they were so against anyway. So like Marie and Marie, they took a decade off. 4:45pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 22
Music
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus will bring her Bangerz Tour to AmericanAirlines Arena tonight in support of the release of her new album.  Bangerz debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with over 270,000 albums sold. Both singles, Wrecking Ball and We Can’t Stop, off Bangerz have already sold 4.3 million copies in the U.S. alone and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see her exciting live performance, described as a shocking and titillating pop explosion. 7:30pm. AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: aaarena.com

March 22
Workshop
Bromeliads and Air Plants Seminar
Come learn what you need to do to have thriving, beautiful air plants and bromeliads in your house and around your garden. We’re fortunate in Florida to have an abundant supply of these popular plants. Manny Rodriguez from Plants In Design will discuss proper care of different genera and ideas for displaying your plants. This is a free lecture! Join us for morning coffee and conversation. Free. 10am – Noon. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

March 22
Film
The Big Read: The Darjeeling Limited
The Big Read: Bollywood Film Series Bring your friends and family to this free screening of Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed comedy-drama, The Darjeeling Limited. The first 50 attendees will receive a free copy of The Namesake. Screenings throughout the city will explore cultural identity and generational clashes, all set in India or about Indian-American families. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture. Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited stars Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, and Adrien Brody as three brothers who, at the insistence of the oldest, take a train ride through India together in order to strengthen their bond. Even though the vacation goes wrong in ways they do not anticipate, the strangeness of their setting and some revealing honesty produces some surprising changes between them all. 1pm. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: 305-571-9970.

March 22
Lecture
Miami Model Citizens
Hear from real models discussing how they broke into the business. Meet Miami Model Citizen co-founder Lisa Morales with Damaris Aguir and CNN Latino’s Andrea Ocampo signing The Miami Model Citizens Calendar with a talk on modeling and how women can advance within the industry. 2pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 22
Music
Fiesta Carnaval!
Ars Flores will present music celebrating the Brazilian and Latin Heritage in the spirit of Carnaval, including collaborations with guest vocalists and South Beach Chamber Ensemble. Classical and popular forms, such as bossa nova and tango, will be featured. Complementary pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm and post-concert reception. Don’t miss the Music for Munchkins Concert for children. Free. 11am – 11:30am. 7:30pm. $30 & $40. Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

March 22
Film
Love Song
A unique collaboration between two independent pioneers of film and music, The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller is a new live documentary by Academy Award-nominated Director Sam Green, featuring a live score by the legendary Indie Rock Band Yo La Tengo. The film traces the career of futurist, architect, engineer, inventor and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), one of the most unique American minds of the last century. 6:30pm. $30. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: colonytheatremiamibeach.com

March 22
Music
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Hard-rocking, thirst-quenching, over-the-top rock ‘n’ roll with a generous serving of the blues, that’s what is on tap when George Thorogood and the Destroyers come to town. With hits like “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move it on Mover,” “Who Do You Love,” “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone,” the band rocks out to its classic hits while performing remarkable covers of songs from Hank Williams, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley and others. After releasing 16 studio albums, including two Platinum and six Gold records, George Thorogood and the Destroyers have claimed a stake in blues-rock history. Come experience the legendary band that has kept pace for 40 years strong touring the world with is unique blend of boogie-rock and blues. Special Guest: The Selwyn Birchwood Band who perform a hip shaking, roof rattling mix of blues that has won over countless fans. One thing is for certain, the group’s unique brand of swampy Florida Blues should not be missed. 8pm. $37.50 – $57.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

March 22
Performance
Imaged Words and Worded Images
Join Max Schumann, Tom Phillips, Michael Basinksi and Primary Information for an afternoon of discussion and performance poetry. This program is organized in conjunction with A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on view at PAMM through May 25. Primary Information is currently researching the Sackner collection, a vast repository of historic and contemporary works that synthesize word and image. 2pm – 4:30pm. Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

March 22
Kids
Family Fun Day
Head to CocoWalk for a Family Fun Day. Enjoy a day filled with fun activities including an exotic petting zoo, face painter, free snow cones, arts and crafts, live entertainment and much more! TAZO Tea will also be on property holding a promotion and giving away free tea samples. 2pm – 6pm. CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave; Coconut Grove. For info: cocowalk.net.

March 22
Books
Tullybeth
In the stifling heat of August 14, 1791, the drums beat rhythmically. The only thing louder was the squeal of a young sacrificial pig being brought to slaughter. By the time this voodoo ceremony was over, the slaves of Saint-Domingue had set out on a violent spree. They burned down sugar, coffee and indigo plantations. They mutilated and killed their former masters. These slaves had taken their freedom by force. One man made a break for it! Swimming offshore, he boarded a merchant ship, killed most of the crew and took command over the others. Henri Caesar became Black Caesar, a notorious pirate. Years later he ended up on the west coast of Florida, near Sanibel Island, where he buried a treasure and seemingly vanished. The 3-part Tullybeth series weaves the history of Black Caesar with the modern-day story of a 9-year-old girl named Tullybeth who moves to a sleepy town on the west coast of Florida, Turnberry Swamp. Book 1 starts by remembering the tragedy that desolated this town, a tornado 50 years prior, from which it never fully recovered. Present day, Tullybeth finds Turnberry Swamp to be both hostile and fascinating. Strangers are unwelcome, and she soon learns there is a dark secret all its residents are hiding. This story is told by different characters, traveling through time to give insight into the events shaping this novel. Authors R. & M. Cossio will discuss and sign their book tonight. 7pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 22
Opera
The Opera Atelier
The Opera Atelier takes a fresh look at opera in an original production that pays homage to cinema. This program offers a smorgasbord of great opera moments strung together by a sleek cinematic concept with elements from the visual arts and other media. Soloists include Jorge Arcila, Greisel Domínguez, Giselle Elgarresta Ríos, Carlos Jimeno, Barbee Monk, Kunya Rowley, Erika Vasallo, Silvia Ludueña and Gabriela Chab. International soprano Sandra López de Haro, will sing in a special guest appearance. Children soloists Claudia Giugni, Peter López and Joseph Morell in a brief preview of the opera Bastien und Bastienne by Mozart.  International violinist Erzhan Kulibaev (Republic of Kazakhstan) will perform on the “Rode” Stradivarius of 1722, for the first time before U.S. audiences. Guest artists from the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will premiere an original choreography by Vladimir Issaev, and the Coral Cubana, under the direction of Andrés Trujillo and Greisel Domínguez will participate. An art and fashion exhibit will feature painters Omar Corrales, Mitzi Koch, Carlos Jimeno, Jorge García and Honys Torres, sculptor Xiomara Ponce and fashion designer Ludovika Koch, among others. There will be an opportunity to meet the artists at the end of the performance. 8pm. $25–$45. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

March 22
Music
Shostakovich: The Monumental Tenth
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor; Sol Gabetta, cello. Meteorically rising Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads the orchestra in one of the most recognized works of post-Stalinist Russia, Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony. The riveting work captures the emotions and outcomes of the Second World War, from terror and tragedy to violence and victory. Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta makes her NWS debut in Elgar’s contemplative and elegiac concerto. 8pm. Free. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

March 23
Music
Music for Munchkins
These 30-minute concerts for children and their families are fun, educational, interactive and expose young children to orchestral music. This concert will highlight Brazilian music! Free. 5:30pm. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 954.262.5303 or arsflores.com

March 23
Music
Fiesta Carnaval!
Ars Flores will present music celebrating the Brazilian and Latin Heritage in the spirit of Carnaval, including collaborations with Brazilian Voices and South Beach Chamber Ensemble.  Classical and popular forms, such as bossa nova and tango, will be featured. $15 – $40. 7pm. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 954.262.5303 or arsflores.com

March 23
Film
Women in the Dunes
Filmmaker, opera director, calligrapher, ceramist, poet, and wood block artist Hiroshi Teshigahara’s most famous film is Woman in the Dunes, in which he combines all of his aesthetic talents in an elegant minimalist approach that has a variety of profound meanings. Jumpei Niki (Eiji Okada) is a Tokyo entomologist who is on a mission collecting insect specimens among the dunes in a seaside village. He misses the last bus home, so is invited by the villagers to stay at a woman’s house that is situated conveniently nearby. Her life is devoted. His life has been interrupted, and in a series of emotions directly corresponding to the design of his situation, he finds his true purpose. Surreal, Kafkaesque, existential, hypnotic, erotic and life affirming, Woman in the Dunes is also unforgettable. 4:15pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 23
Tour
Fisher Island SOBE Boat
Join HistoryMiami resident historian Dr. Paul George on this beautiful boat ride! Hear the amazing story of Fisher Island’s development and the revitalization of South Beach.  Observe Star, Palm and Hibiscus islands, and even catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s former home from the bayside. Advanced reservations and payment required. $54. 9am – 11am. Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

March 23
Festival
Japanese Spring Fest
This festival celebrates the culture that inspired our Japanese Garden. Bring the whole family for a fun day of Japanese-themed activities, food, and taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko. Release your own “koi” fish into the Japanese Garden pond, arrange a zen garden, taste some fresh sushi and learn how to create Ikebana flower arrangements with Ikebana International. 11am -  4pm. Free. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

March 23
Music
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta
As one of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural institutions, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman, and its inaugural concert that year was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Then, as now, it is the living fulfillment of the Polish Huberman’s dream “to unite the desire of the country for an orchestra with the desire of Jewish musicians for a country.” IPO began, in fact, as an orchestra of soloists, brilliant German and Eastern European exiles from Nazi Germany who emigrated to Palestine and what would become the state of Israel. Today, with concert series in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa as well as across the world, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is an eloquent voice for peace as well as Israel’s powerful, most exquisite cultural ambassador. Its beloved music director for life, Zubin Mehta, leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in this highly anticipated Arsht Center season finale. Program: Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version). 8pm. $75 – $100. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

March 23
Kids
Peter & the Wolf
Take the kids to Concert 5. Peter & the Wolf with the Frost Symphony Orchestra and Celebrity Storyteller, Martin Bookspan. Sergei Prokofiev’s musical fairytale, Peter & the Wolf, has delighted children of all ages for nearly a century. Maestro Sleeper and the Frost Symphony Orchestra (75 member strong) bring the characters vividly to life. The legendary broadcaster/writer Martin Bookspan takes us on Peter’s adventures to the catchy rhythms of Prokofiev’s immortal score introducing children to the instruments of the modern symphony orchestra in a colorful and fun manner. Other musical selections especially suited for youngsters will also be on the program. A concert tradition not to be missed. Thomas Sleeper, Music Director. $12. 3pm. Gusman, 1314 Miller Rd; Coral Gables. For info: sundaymusicals.org

March 23
Tour
Coral Gables Waterway by Canoe
Enjoy a day out on the Coral Gables Waterway, a man-made system of canals that added 40 miles of waterfront to the City from the Bay through the residential section to the grand golf course at the Biltmore Hotel. This is a leisure canoeing experience led by EcoAdventures and Coral Gables Museum staff that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen in the water and on the shore. Meet at the Coral Gables Museum and enjoy free admission to the current exhibit Water is Life, and then hop on a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure. 2 adults per canoe; 1 child may join as third passenger. Must be age 6+. 9am – 1pm. $40. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: 305.603.8067 or coralgablesmuseum.org

March 23
Music
Chopin with Pietro De Maria
The Master Series focuses each year on the genius of different composers and through the “Romantic Spectrum” will explore the life and work of three beloved Romantic Composers, Chopin, Schumann and Liszt. Tonight’s concert from Miami International Piano Festival is Chopin with Pietro De Maria (Italy), a poet of sound and a keyboard-wizard. Program: Chopin, Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23; Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2 in D flat Major; Tarantella Op. 43; Barcarolle Op. 60; Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31; Mazurka Op. 7 No. 3 in F minor; Mazurka Op. 24 No. 2 in C Major; Mazurka Op. 63 No. 3 in C sharp minor and Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58. 4pm. $15 – $50. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

March 24
Music
An Intimate Evening with Dudu Fisher
Dudu Fisher, best known throughout the world for his stirring performance as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” on Broadway, brings an intimate and exciting concert to Aventura. Based on his nationally renowned PBS special “In Concert From Israel”, Dudu Fisher will take the audience on an inspired journey connecting his talent as a Broadway performer, cantor, and contemporary artist with music and stories that celebrate the beauty of Israel’s landscape, culture and people. During his accomplished career, Dudu Fisher has performed on the stages of Broadway, the West End in London, Israel, and throughout the world. He has sung with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta and has recorded an album of show tunes with the London Symphony Orchestra. He has performed for the Britain’s Royal family and for President and Senator Bill and Hillary Clinton. With this debut performance at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Dudu Fisher’s incredible vocal and artistic range will be on full display, promising to captivate viewers with a repertoire that tells the story of a cantor who finds success on the stages of Broadway, but who never forgets his home and its musical landscape. $50 – $100. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: dudufisher.com

March 24
Books
Natural Hair Slideshow
Guerdiana Thelomar is a junior from Miami double majoring in Human and Social Development and Visual Journalism with a minor in Africana Studies at the University of Miami. She is a young, Haitian-American photographer who has a passion for capturing life’s most memorable and historical moments and sharing them with others so that they can get a glimpse of what’s going on around them. Natural Is Cool Enough (N.I.C.E.) is a blog (naturaliscoolenough@blogspot.com) started by Dr. Patti Rose, which has resulted in group meetings (sponsored by the University of Miami Africana Studies Program) of Black women (primarily) and men, who wear their hair naturally. This resulted in a collaborative effort between N.I.C.E., the Africana Studies Program and Thelomar to develop an exciting and interesting photo exhibit. Through this photo exhibit on natural hair,  Guerdiana hopes that people within the Black community will feel inspired and confident to be proud of the roots of their heritage as well as the roots of their hair. Thelomar will discuss and sign their book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 25
Theatre
American Idiot
A critical sensation on Broadway and in London, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!” $34.50 – $114.50. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

March 25
Social
Picnic on the Patio
Last month’s event sold out, so for those of you who couldn’t make it, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is hosting another Picnic on the Patio. This time, the menu will be featuring surf and turf, highlighting meat, cheese, vegetables and more from local food purveyors. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

March 25
Books
At Home with Harlan Coben
We are honored to be one of the select bookstores from across the country chosen to see bestselling author Harlan Coben LIVE from his living room in New Jersey! Harlan will give an exclusive talk about his new book MISSING YOU and give audience members a unique opportunity to ask him questions. It’s the first time he will appear in this fashion and it’s your chance to hear him speak about everything from his inspiration behind the book to advice for author writers and fun topics like his previous book jacket designs. This will be an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at where Harlan’s writing magic happens. Many of Coben’s plots have revolved around the latest in technology, made creepy when domestic devices are put to criminal use—parental spyware in 2008’s Hold Tight, Facebook in 2011’s Live Wire. His latest, Missing You, centers on online dating and catfish schemes. 7pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 26
Music
Pink Martini
Pink Martini will make its triumphant return to the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall stage with an inimitable, multilingual repertoire performed by its renowned 12-piece orchestra, led by founder and artistic director Thomas Lauderdale, and breathtaking vocals by lead singer and songwriter China Forbes. Pink Martini is like a romantic Hollywood musical of the 1940s or ‘50s, but with a global perspective which is modern. Melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create something which is new and beautiful. The Portland-based orchestra was founded in 1994 and has since achieved great success selling more than 2.5 million copies of their six albums showcasing their unique style of crossing musical genres such as classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. Pink Martini will perform hits such as “Sympathique” and new music from their upcoming multilingual album, Get Happy. 8pm. $35 – $95. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

March 26
Film
Cortaditos
Cortaditos -  Video Shorts curated by Alette Simmons-Jimenez & Cristina Ghetti are shorts created by artists based in Miami, Florida and Valencia, Spain.   The showcase presents some of the most arresting, provocative and conceptually challenging video artworks being created currently in each city.  The “One Night Only” event is a platform for these exceptional works, as well as a venue for the public to debate and exchange ideas.  The hour long program keeps an energized pace with each video work lasting 5 minutes or less. Cortaditos” is part of an ongoing cultural exchange project involving gallery exhibits, video screenings, and more. There is an evolving roster of artists and curators that participate under the co-direction of Miami artist Alette Simmons-Jimenez and artist Cristina Ghetti from Valencia.  The exhibitions create a forum that encourages our individual awareness of the different artistic efforts in far away places while opening a dialogue of our similarities. Participating Artists: Miami, USA: Moira Holohan, Christina Pettersson, Antonia Wright, Anja Marais, Alette Simmons-Jimenez and Venessa Monokian. Valencia, Spain: Cristina Ghetti, Virginia Paniagua, Jorge Montalvo, Damia Jorda, Javier Marisco and Tatiana Travisani. Opening Reception tonight. 7pm – 9pm. MDC Museum of Art + Design, Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305.237.7700 or mdc.edu

March 26
Arts
Impromptu
Impromptu: is a bridge between the traditions of visual and musical art. Tonight the  New World Symphony fellows and friends perform in the ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: artcentersf.org

March 26
Festival
Food Truck & Music Fest
Miami Beach’s North Shore Park Bandshell & Ocean Terrace will celebrate the characteristic Latin flavor of the North Beach area welcoming the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest. Free. 5pm. North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Ave; For info: mbculture.com

March 26
Kids
Disney On Ice Rockin’ Ever After
Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney•Pixar film, Brave, competes to win the heart of headstrong, sharp-shooting Merida, making her ice debut! Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel.  A chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn.  And, get your feet moving as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle. It will be a rockin’ remix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this superstar line-up to your hometown. 7pm. $12 – $55. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: aaarena.com

March 26
Film
Despicable Me
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 Despicable Me. When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. Directors: Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Russell Brand. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: mbculture.com

March 27
Film
The Day of the Locust
Based on Nathanael West’s novel, The Day of The Locust is an unflinching decrial of 1930s Hollywood, told in grand and magnificent detail by director John Schlesinger. William Atherton is a high-minded art director who surrounds himself with eccentrics, among them flighty, shallow actress Karen Black, her has-been vaudevillian father Burgess Meredith and her caring but oafish lover Donald Sutherland. They are slowly scraping, struggling, wandering to the top of the Hollywood System, as they are slowly being taken down by their own greed and desperation. $10. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 27
Books
Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace
Real Happiness at Work brings the profound benefits of meditation to an area where people could use it most the workplace. And it’s written by one of the world’s leading meditation teachers. A follow-up to Real Happiness, the New York Times bestseller, Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It’s about being committed without being consumed, competitive without being cruel, managing time and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. It shows readers how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished in order to do better, more productive work. Dividing the idea of workplace satisfaction into eight pillars, Real Happiness at Work is filled with secular wisdom; core meditations on broad themes like motivation, awareness, and seeing the good in others; and more than a dozen exercises, including Moving From Me to We and When Things Go Wrong. Salzberg will discuss and sign her book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 27
Music
The Moody Blues
A great rock n’ roll band with staying power beyond anybody’s wildest dreams. For more than 30 years, The Moody Blues have been musical mainstays on concert stages, recordings and the airwaves! Their remarkable consistency has generated the sale of over 55 million albums and created a standard for classic rock music which has brought them numerous awards. The Moody Blues’ legendary hits have been celebrated for decades, including the classic Tuesday Afternoon, one of the biggest-selling singles of all time Nights In White Satin, and the Billboard Magazine award-winner, “Your Wildest Dreams. 8pm. $55 – $125. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

March 27
Theatre
Vanities
This hilarious comedy stars Five-time Emmy Award-winner Heather Tom, Sonia Satra & Nicholle Tom. Vanities is a laugh-out-loud comedy about the growth of a friendship among three small town women coming of age in the 1960s and ’70s. As the audience enters the theatre the actresses are onstage at their vanity tables getting ready for the first scene to the hit music of 1959 – 1963 they return to the vanities at the end of each scene making their physical changes of the passing of time on-stage in front of the audience.  Come relive 1963, 1968 and 1974! Heather Tom is currently on CBS’s #1 daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful,” as Katie Logan Spencer; was Kelly Cramer on ABC’s “One Life to Live,” and known for 13 years as Victoria Newman on CBS’ “The Young and The Restless.” Sonia Satra was recently seen in the Emmy Award Winning TV Mini-Series “The Men Who Built America.” and is best known for her role of Lucy Cooper Spaulding from CBS’s the “Guiding Light” and as Nurse Barbara on “One Life To Live” – Nicholle Tom is best known world-wide for her roles as Maggie Sheffield on “The Nanny,” and as Ryce Newton in the Beethoven films. Currently, Nicholle is recurring as Maureen on the Showtime hit series “Masters of Sex. $28 – $66.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

Mar 27
Books
10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by stealing from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey getting known. Show Your Work is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time networking. It’s not self-promotion, it s self-discovery let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don’t Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity what he calls the ecology of talent. From broader life lessons about work (you can’t find your voice if you don t use it) to the etiquette of sharing and the dangers of oversharing to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age. Kleon will discuss and sign his book tonight. 6:30pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

March 27
Music
Oneohtrix Point Never
PAMM presents an intimate concert by acclaimed electronic musician and composer Daniel Lopatin – Oneohtrix Point Never. The performance marks the musician’s Miami debut, and will feature video artist Nate Boyce. For his highly-praised, most recent release, R Plus Seven, Lopatin assembles the sounds of corporate design – the sort found in commercial transitions, background music, and instructional videos- into songs that are as moving as they are conceptual. Awe, doom, and wonder arise from a range of referents – pipe organs and horns to the abstract, synthesized cues for soundtracked emotions. This performance will feature a live improvised mix of visuals created by video artist Nate Boyce. His CGI forms, some appearing as modernist sculpture or consumer products, mutate and morph in disorienting virtual space. As with Oneohtrix Point Never, Boyce uses found text, the names of towns made enigmatic and website banners cut up and layered throughout like visual poetry. The duo have toured together extensively performing together at venues, including MoMA/PS1, Walker Art Center, and Wexner Center for the Arts. 7pm. $20. Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

March 27
Art
Tatiana Vahan
A Narrative of An Artist Exploring Capitalism from Los Angeles-based artist, Tatiana Vahan, is the fourth in a series of five exhibitions presented by MDC. The exhibition examines the complex relationship between value formation and art. Using artistic signifiers such as the press release and traditional portraiture, the artist constructs personal narratives that portray both humor and failure some spanning over ten years of time. This material play reconstitutes these narratives as art objects and negates their perception as accounts of failure by recognizing them as loci for cultural production. Vahan’s work looks at the relationship between identity and capitalism, redefining the boundaries of where and how these subjects converge both in the art world and outside of it. Opening reception tonight. 6pm – 8pm. Freedom Tower, MDC Museum of Art + Design, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305.237.7700 or mdc.edu

March 27
Art
Beyond The Rails: Notes on Trains, Travel and Society
Beyond The Rails explores the railroad industry through an examination of gender, class and regionalism. Objects including advertising ephemera, historical artifacts, photographs and art works will engage viewers with a visual experience and provoke a better understanding of the powerful role that rail travel played in society and industry in the late 19th and early 20th century.  Men and women from divergent socio-economic classes and cultural backgrounds had the freedom to experience life on the rails although separated by class. Rail travel offered a way to experience new landscapes and cultures while safely surrounded by modern comforts. The rails also provided connections to previously isolated regions and served to develop tourism, commerce and industry. Curated Damarys Alvarez, Olga Garcia-Mayoral, Dayana Gonzalez, Javier Gonzalez-Lima, Stephanie Hadad, Yanai Nassar, Gabriella Perez, Shiori Ramos, Rafael Rodriguez, Michael A. Rosario-Figueroa, Irina Slizskaya and Lisa Sole Williams. The exhibition represents the final production of a yearlong Museum Studies course at the Wolfsonian FIU/ Downtown. Freedom Tower, MDC Museum of Art + Design, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305.237.7700 or mdc.edu

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