March 27 to April 4

March 27
Style
Funkshion
Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrates its 26th Season fusing music with fashion by providing an intelligent, innovative platform for progressive and established designers to showcase their collections. The shows are geared towards designer diffusion collections and innovative lifestyle brands. Tonight’s shows Funkshion Loves Miami Designers features Liliana Montoya, Indie True and Krelwear. Free. 7pm – 11pm. All shows will take place at the fashion tents at Collins Park.  21ST and Collins Ave in Miami Beach at Collins Park. For info: fashionweekmiami.com

March 28
Music
Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle
Jazz at MOCA will showcase Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle tonight outside in the courtyard at the museum. Brooklyn-based pianist/composer Jesse Fischer is crafting a fresh new hybrid sound, with eclectic influences ranging from electro jazz, funk, garage rock, and psychedelic soul. With a strong emphasis on catchy, infectious grooves and memorable melodies, Fischer’s music easily crosses boundaries between jazz, soul, and pop. A triple threat as musician, engineer, and producer, Fischer has recorded six albums as a leader with his working unit Soul Cycle, most recently the ObliqSound release Retro Future. Fischer’s warm, soulful touch, and bold, spacious compositions have earned him three SoulTracks Award nominations and most recently an Independent Music Award nod. 8pm. Free. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

March 28
Dance
Angels of the Arts: Dance NOW! 2nd Annual Gala
Join Dance NOW! To honor South Florida’s Art and Culture pioneers, Michael Spring and Deborah Margol. Angels of the Arts: Dance NOW! 2nd Annual Gala, The evening will include drinks from Tito’s Homemade Vodka and Laurent-Perrier, dinner from CenterPlate Catering with dessert provided by the Crepemaker.  Performances will sprout up throughout the Garden from the company’s world-class dancers, and the night will be filled with the brilliant sounds of the Max Farber Duo, with a special performance from Insignia, the vocal ensemble of the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus! 6:30pm -  10:30pm. $75 – $200. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305.975.8499.

March 28
Film
Dolphin Tale
Bandshell Movie Night in the North Shore shows Dolphin Tale. With Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble. A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Directed by Charles Martin Smith and starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. Hang out and enjoy a movie under the stars. 8pm. Free. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachparks.com

March 28
Film
Cinema Italy: Honey
Irene lives alone on the coastline outside Rome. To her father and her married lover, she’s a student. In reality, she often travels to Mexico where she can legally buy a powerful barbiturate. Working under the name of Miele (Honey), her clandestine job is to help terminally-ill people to die with dignity by giving them the drug. One day she supplies a new “client” with a fatal dose, only to find out he’s perfectly healthy but tired of life. Irene is determined not to be responsible for his suicide. From this point on, Irene and Grimaldi are unwillingly locked in an intense and moving relationship which will change Irene’s life forever. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

March 28
Music
Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff
Acclaimed American pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to launch a three-day residency with the New World Symphony with Rachmaninoff’s lushly romantic Second Piano Concerto. Eminent Spanish maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos makes his NWS debut, culminating this program of sonic splendor with Respighi’s The Pines of Rome. 8pm. Free. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

March 29
Lecture
Dan Graham
The museum will present an Art Talk with Dan Graham in conversation with Alex Gartenfeld, MOCA’s Interim Director and Chief Curator. Dan Graham will screen and discuss his seminal film Two Way Mirror Cylinder Inside Cube and a Video Salon. This lecture is part of the exhibition Video Container: Museum As Method. Graham is a leading figure of post-war and conceptual art, with a wide-ranging practice that includes sculpture, writing, performance and video. Graham’s work questions the relationships between art, architecture and popular culture. His 1992 workTwo-Way Mirror Cylinder Inside Cube and a Video Salon was produced to accompany his installation “The Rooftop Urban Park Project” on the rooftop of Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1991-2004). The work describes the relationship between corporate architecture and nature, and the gentrification of Battery Park City in Manhattan. 2pm. Free. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

March 29
Opera
Tosca
The passionate and beautiful singer Floria Tosca is in love with a handsome young artist, but the lustful chief of police, Baron Scarpia, has other plans. He makes a lecherous offer, allowing Tosca to save her lover. At first, she strikes an unholy bargain with the evil Scarpia, but her hatred for him gives her second thoughts. The results are bloody, deadly, and shocking. Come see what Tosca means when she says, “This is Tosca’s kiss.” Tosca includes some of the most inspired and memorable music in all of opera. When it premiered in 1895, it was an immediate hit and has been an opera fan favorite for 118 years. 7pm. $25 – $229. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

March 29
Festival
Taste Of Brickell
Some of the newest most popular restaurants in Miami will be featured on the festival grounds with signature dishes. Multiple bars will be available with fine wines and spirits. Entertainment kicks off at noon with live chic local bands, MC Jenny Love, and featured DJ LZ  who will be on hand to keep the crowd pumped with great music. There will be lots of interactive activities, exhibitors, and vendors as well with a featured luxury automotive exhibit compliments of Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables. After Party Concert at the Flamingo Theatre Bar. Enjoy this incredible bar stations with top name liquor brands and live music to dance the night away until 3am.  12pm – 8pm. First Presbyterian Church of Miami, 609 Brickell Ave; Miami. For info: 786-355-4800 or tasteofbrickell.com.

March 29
Music
Symphonic Indulgence
This bold program highlights symphonic music’s wide range of emotions.  Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Ludmilla tells a fanciful tale of evil and chivalry, and Rachmaninoff’s passionate beauty is on full display in his lushly romantic Second Piano Concerto. The evening ends with legions of Roman soldiers marching victoriously in Respighi’s towering The Pines of Rome! Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor and Garrick Ohlsson on piano. Program: Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Albéniz/arr. Frühbeck de Burgos Suite Española and Respighi The Pines of Rome. 8pm. $74.29 – $123.35. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

March 29
Kids
Fancy Nancy
Fancy Nancy, performed by the Vital Theatre Company plays today at SMDCAC. Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, Deep Sea Dances. Nancy is positive (that’s fancy for 100 percent sure), that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted? 11am. $10. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

March 29
Festival
Florida Renaissance Fest
Raise your sword, battle for the Queen’s honor, revel with the Royal Court, cheer battling Knights and scream out Huzzah! – One of the many daily adventures that awaits you at the Florida Renaissance Festival where stepping back into time is a requirement and leaving all inhibitions of discovery at the castle door is a must. More than 100 costumed performers, eight stages with continuous entertainment and 18 stage acts from around the world along a mix of other renaissance surprises that includes Celtic Mayhem, traditional and original Celtic music with an edge; CuDubh (KooDoo), original dark heavy metal bagpipe and war drum compositions for the Celtic/Viking warrior in all of us; Gabriel Q, watch ye out for Sir Real and his beautiful, bizarre and hilarious big puppets and stilt characters; the King’s Royal archer – Bill Darr, showcasing wonders of the bow shooting demonstrations and the history of archery; Blackshear’s Curious Magic, sidesplitting comedy and amazing magic; Honour for Hyre, a character-based, interactive comedy-adventure show and many other festival favorites. New addition to the festival is “Wandering Gypsy Theatre,” a widely popular renaissance-vaudeville storytelling show for kids and parents. $20. 11am – 7pm. Through April 13th. Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy; Miami. For info: ren-fest.com

March 29
Art
Carl Juste
Carl Juste, a graduate of Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep presents Carl Juste: A Retrospective, 60th Anniversary Alumni Artist Series Part 3, a  retrospective of his work documenting the course of his 25 year career. Juste was a photojournalist for the Miami Herald and has had many past exhibits at ACND including: “Cachao” 2007; “Havana & Haiti” 2008; and “Invictus: Haiti Unconquered.” Under threat of persecution, Haitian-born Juste fled with his family from Haiti in 1965. Settling in Miami’s Haitian community, Juste flourished academically and won a scholarship to the University of Miami. Although he intended to be an engineer, he could not ignore the photographic inner voice that had spoken to him since childhood. Responding to a clear relationship he shared with the visual world, Juste vigorously pursued photojournalism and since 1991, has served his community through his work at the Miami Herald. He has received numerous awards for his work from Picture of the Year, Pulitzer Prize, Society for News Design, Best of Photojournalism, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Juste is founder of both the IPC Visual Lab and Iris Photo Collective. Juste has exhibited his own work and of his students from IPC Visual Lab many times at the ACND Gallery, and has exhibited at both solo and group shows at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Little Haiti Cultural Center, and other galleries throughout South Florida. Opening Reception tonight. 7pm. Through April 30. ACND Gallery, 4949 NE 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: 305-751-8367 or acnd.net

March 29
Music
Kevin Johnsen + The Nada
An icon of Buenos Aires’ dynamic alternative music scene, Johansen’s music truly represents the sophistication of Latin American culture. Born in Alaska to an Argentine mother, Johansen grew up between the US and Argentina. He spent his 20s in New York City, before returning to Buenos Aires to immerse himself in the life of the city. His sound today reflects a sophisticated amalgam of influences, from his early rock years and modern songwriting, to classic Latin elements like tango and milonga – all anchored by a dose of poetic lyrics and sublime arrangements. His records have been nominated for the Grammy Awards’ Best Latin Pop album and the Latin Grammy Awards’ Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Music Video, among other categories. Johansen + The Nada perform their first public concert in Miami in support of their new “Bi”, as in bi-cultural, a two-disk edition reflecting the influences of both North and South America. $41.50 – $61.50. 8pm – 10:30pm. New World Center, 500 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: 305-673-3331 or newworldcenter.com

March 29
Style
Endless Summer
The final event of this year’s Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach is a scfreening of the flick Endless Summer (1966). Directly after the screening will be a mixed Show of surf-wear. The night will be hosted by the main star of Endless Summer, Mike Hynson. Free. 8pm. All shows will take place at the fashion tents at Collins Park.  21ST and Collins Ave in Miami Beach at Collins Park. For info: fashionweekmiami.com

March 29
Kids
Peter and the Wolf
A Magical Evening of Music and Dance featuring The Boca Ballet Theatre and The Symphonia Boca Raton. Enjoy this classic tale brought to life through music and dance outdoors and hosted by The City of Boca Raton. 7:30pm. $5. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. For info: myboca.us

March 29
Music
Streisand: The Greatest Star starring Carla DelVillaggio
Probably the next best thing to seeing Streisand herself. Described as funny, charismatic and engaging, award-winning Barbra Streisand tribute artist Carla DelVillaggio returns to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in Streisand: The Greatest Star. Performing with her “Hello Gorgeous Band”, the show features much loved hits Don’t Rain on My Parade, Second Hand Rose, People, The Way We Were, Evergreen, Papa Can You Hear Me and much more. DelVillaggio has the Barbra shrug down pat and is especially adept at recreating the infectious Barbra giggle. She demonstrated a spooky ability to channel the icon, at times you would swear you were seeing a hologram of a teenage Streisand. Experience Carla DelVillaggio’s jaw-dropping re-creation of the legendary musical and theatrical superstar. 8pm. $39.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: carlaissimplystreisand.net

March 30
Music
Chopin Salon Concert: Sean Chen
Sean Chen, 2013 Winner of the American Pianists Association Fellowship, Bronze Medalist of the 2013 Cliburn Int’l Piano Competition. 4pm. La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd; Miami Beach. For info: chopin.org

March 30
Film
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
Don’t miss a film screening tonight of Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust at the Jewish Museum. Imaginary Witness is a 2004 documentary film directed by Daniel Anker and narrated by Gene Hackman that examines the treatment of the Holocaust in Hollywood films over a period of sixty years and the impact of the films on public perception and thinking, and vice versa. It includes scenes from over forty films and newsreels, and interviews with leading scholars, filmmakers, and Holocaust witnesses, to show how films portrayed Holocaust events, reflected public sentiment, or helped to shape it. It explores “the question of how an industry that sells fantasy has dealt with one of the most horrifying episodes in modern world history, but also how the movies themselves reflect America’s ever-evolving relationship to the events of that era. Among the many films excerpted for the documentary are The Mortal Storm, The Great Dictator, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Schindler’s List. Co-sponsored by the Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC on the Simkins Family Campus. $5. 5pm – 7pm. Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com or 786-972-3175.

March 30
Comedy
Jay Leno
“I’m always looking for something funny. I need voluminous amounts of material to do 11 minutes of jokes every day, so I try to find humor in every single thing that happens.” -Jay Leno.  Leno, one of America’s favorite TV personalities and host of the number-one-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” is set to make his debut at the Arsht Center. Leno has performed hundreds of comedy shows around the world during the last 20 years. Widely known for hosting the Emmy Award-winning “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” since 1992, he has created his own unique late-night style with a combination of humor, talk and entertainment. His “everyman” style and personality have helped him earn millions of fans worldwide, people who relate to his personable style and work ethic. Jay has authored two New York Times best-selling children’s books, How To Be The Funniest Kid In The Whole Wide World (Or Just In Your Class)”and If Roast Beef Could Fly and has traveled globally to entertain American military troops. Don’t miss an evening of hysterical, family friendly laughter with the leader of late night comedy! 8pm. $75 – $125. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

March 30
Lecture
Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland
As the daughter of underworld kingpin Meyer Lansky, Sandra Lansky grew up during the heyday of the Mafia, experiencing the glitz of Mad Men-era Manhattan, pre-Castro Cuba, Rat Pack Las Vegas, and Fontainebleau Miami Beach. She also was privy to many of her father’s secrets. And like those in his inner circle, she kept mum on all of them. Until now. Lansky is breaking her 50-year silence with a tell-all memoir, Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland, recounting her life as a Jewish Mafia princess and of organized crime’s purported influence at the highest reaches of government and world affairs. Lansky and her co-author, veteran Hollywood chronicler William Stadiem, will be the featured speakers at this book event. It’s fitting that Lansky’s daughter would choose the museum as a place to speak of her Life with her Father. Formerly the Beth Jacob Congregation, the Orthodox synagogue was where Lansky senior worshipped after moving to Miami Beach in the late 1940s. A stained-glass window bears his name on the south side of the Art Deco-style building. Lansky Lombardo, as she is known today, also calls South Florida home. But it wasn’t always that way. Raised in upper-class splendor on New York City’s Upper West Side, she was educated at the best private and finishing schools, rode horses in Central Park, dressed in couture, partied at the hottest clubs, and dated celebrities and society scions—all while still in her teens. The Paris Hilton of her day, she was among the richest and most eligible girls in the world, a self-described wild child whose excesses sometimes brought her to the brink, from drug addiction to marrying and divorcing before the age of 20. She will discuss and sign her book tonight. 2pm – 4pm. Free. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com or 786-972-3175.

March 30
Theatre
Jamaica Farewell
When Debra Ehrhardt was an eighteen year old secretary in Kingston Jamaica, she and her passion for America bumped into a handsome CIA agent over a bowl of oxtail soup on her lunch break. It was during the turbulent seventies of the Manley Era that she saw her chance. A pinhole of opportunity that she could squeeze through with the help of this love-struck American. She began a dangerous adventure that only the single minded passion of a teenage girl would chance. The boundary between bravery and foolishness blurred as she became more desperate. When she agreed to smuggle a million US dollars in cash to a mysterious contact somewhere in Miami, the agent became her accomplice. Only he had no idea. Written and performed by Ehrhardt. 4pm. $35. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: carlaissimplystreisand.net

March 30
Tour
Marking the Millennium: 21st Century Miami Architecture
Drop in and Curator Tour of Marking the Millennium: 21st Century Miami Architecture by architecture critic, author and exhibit curator Beth Dunlop. In Miami, the turn of the millennium was marked by a construction boom like none before. The skyline filled with tower cranes, their gawky angular forms spelling out a message that was at once promising and disturbing – growth and change, whether for the better or the worse. Building by building, a new Miami was emerging. We have witnessed a rebirth of sorts with new civic, cultural, educational and commercial buildings that would define public life for this century and beyond with architecture that was both imported and home-grown. Cities are defined by architecture, and Miami is no exception. This original exhibition features architectural photography, plans, models and videos representing a selection of post-2000 Greater Miami buildings. Curated by Beth Dunlop. Through May 25. 1pm. Free. Coral Gables Museum,  285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables. For info: coralgablesmuseum.org

March 30
Social
David Tort’s Closeout Blowout!
Nikki Beach Miami will closeout this year’s Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival with a Blowout! Chocolate Puma, Crespo, Damaged Goods, David Tort, Digital Lab, Feenixpawl, Firebeatz, Kryder, Liquid Todd, Morten, Moska, Norman Doray, Patrick M, Sydney Blu, plus more special guests. Noon – 5am. Nikki Beach Miami, 1 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info:  nikkibeachmiamievents.com

March 31
Lecture
The Jews of Cochin
The Jews of Cochin Lecture presented by Dr. Nathan Katz For perhaps 2000 years, a small colony of Jews in Cochin, South India, enjoyed security and prosperity, fully accepted by the Hindu, Muslim, and Christian neighbors. In this most exotic corner of the Diaspora Jews flourished, yet when their two homelands attained independence from Britain – India in 1947 and Israel in 1948 – virtually all made aliyah to Israel. Learn their story from Professor Nathan Katz, arguable the preeminent scholar of Indian Jewry. Co-sponsored by the Initiative for Global Jewish Communities and the President Navon Professorship of Sephardi Mizrahi Studies.7pm – 8pm. Free. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com or 786-972-3175.

March 31
Lecture
Jazz History
Shelton Shelly Berg, Dean University of Miami Frost School of Music and Pianist and Composer will discuss The Great American Songbook: Art in Small Packages. From a small group of mostly immigrant musicians born around the turn of the 20th century came a remarkable art form of songs. 7pm. Free. WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way; Miami. For info: wdna.org

April 1
Poetry
Pin Up Pop Up Poetry
As part of O Miami, a poetry festival, poets are invited to push-pin their poems onto the walls of ArtCenter/South Florida. Poets and all artists can do this with original poems or poems that inspire them (proper credit given). The poems can be on any kind of paper including post-its, photographs or drawings and put up with a push pin. Poets should sign in at The Richard Shack Gallery before pinning their poems. Pin Up Pop Up Poetry will culminate with a poetry reading on Wednesday, April 13 at 5pm at The Richard Shack Gallery. Pin Up Pop Up Poetry runs through April 30. ArtCenter/South Florida, 800-810 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: artcentersf.org

April 1
Film
In the House
2013-2014 Aventura Foreign Film Series shows In the House. Sixteen-year-old Claude insinuates himself into the house of fellow high school student Rapha, writing about his family in essays that perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction for his jaded literature teacher Germain. Intrigued by this gifted and unusual student, Germain rediscovers his taste for teaching, but the boy’s intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. Hosted by Shelly Isaacs who will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. 7pm. $10. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

April 2
Books
The Big Truck That Went By
On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle it. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others. In this visceral, authoritative first-hand account, Katz chronicles the terror of that day, the devastation visited on ordinary Haitians, and how the world reacted to a nation in need. More than half of American adults gave money for Haiti, part of a monumental response totaling $16.3 billion in pledges. But three years later the relief effort has foundered. It’s most basic promises—to build safer housing for the homeless, alleviate severe poverty, and strengthen Haiti to face future disasters—remain unfulfilled. The Big Truck That Went By presents a sharp critique of international aid that defies today’s conventional wisdom; that the way wealthy countries give aid makes poor countries seem irredeemably hopeless, while trapping millions in cycles of privation and catastrophe. Katz follows the money to uncover startling truths about how good intentions go wrong, and what can be done to make aid “smarter.” With coverage of Bill Clinton, who came to help lead the reconstruction; movie-star aid worker Sean Penn; Wyclef Jean; Haiti’s leaders and people alike, Katz weaves a complex, darkly funny, and unexpected portrait of one of the world’s most fascinating countries. The Big Truck That Went By is not only a definitive account of Haiti’s earthquake, but of the world we live in today. Katz will discuss and sign her book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

April 2
Comedy
Gerald Ford Superfreak
A new comedy from Miami’s leading purveyor of progressive, avant-garde theatre, and co-written by Mat Cat’s founder and mad genius Paul Tei and company members Jessica Farr and Theo Reyna. Just one of the 77,038 stories about the most kick ass president no one voted for. This one’s a doozy. Featuring Ricky Waugh as Gerald Ford and Mad Cat company members Jessica Farr, Carey Brianna Hart, Noah Levine and Sofia Citarella. They  perform tonight as part of the 2014 South Beach Comedy Festival. $30 – $60.  8:30pm. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com

April 2
Art
What is Latino About American Art
During FrostArt Wednesday After Hours tonight, there will be an opening reception of Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. The evening will include music, light refreshments and guided tours. Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art is a presentation of the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s pioneering collection of Latino art. It explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. The exhibition presents artworks in all media by leading modern and contemporary artists. The exhibition is organized by E. Carmen Ramos, Curator of Latino Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through June 22. 6pm – 9pm. Stay for the lecture from E. Carmen Ramos who joined the Smithsonian American Art Museum staff as curator of Latino art in October 2010. Ramos is responsible for acquiring artworks for the museum’s permanent collection and producing a major exhibition and catalog based on the museum’s Latino holdings. Her research interests include modern and contemporary Latino, Latin American, and African-American art. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 S.W. 17th St; Miami. For info:305.348.2890 or thefrost.fiu.edu

April 2
Festival
12th Heineken TransAtlantic Fest
Celebrate the kick off of theLive sets in the patio stage with Eagle Chief and Hunters of the Alps. Free. 9pm – 11:30pm. Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW 1 Ave; Miami. For info: rhythmfoundation.com

April 2
Film
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
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 Breakfast At Tiffany’s. A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. Director: Blake Edwards. Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: mbculture.com

April 3
Comedy
W. Kamau Bell
Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy. Named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU, his weekly half-hour FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, became a critically acclaimed nightly show on FXX. In 2010, Kamau released his second stand up album, Face Full of Flour, which was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by iTunes and Punchline Magazine. Kamau is a founding member of the stand-up comedy collective “Laughter Against the Machine,” which, using fan-funding via Kickstarter, toured some of the most politically charged states in the country in 2011 shooting a documentary that explores what role comedy plays in the revolution. Kamau co-hosts the podcast The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture with Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, writes the blog “Kamau’s Komedy Korner” for the San Francisco Weekly, and sits on the board of The Applied Research Center, a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism. He performs stand Up in Miami as part of the 2014 South Beach Comedy Festival. 8:01pm $20. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com

April 3
Film
Machine Project
A premier screening and discussion tonight of Machine Project in Miami: Performance and Video Documentation. In 2013, Machine Project, a Los Angeles-based non-profit, invited three Los Angeles-based artists to orchestrate site-specific performances while in residence at the Miami-based Cannonball. Mark Allen (Machine Project) and David Fenster (Filmmaker), will premiere and discuss the video made in response to the Miami performances and show selections from the Machine Project video archive. Free. 7pm – 8:30pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

April 3
Music
The Music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans
Grammy Award winning composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard and Grammy Award winning trumpet guru and faculty member Brian Lynch perform two of Gil Evans’s and Miles Davis’s most admired suites. $20. 8pm. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr; Coral Gables. For info: miami.edu

April 3
Comedy
Joe Rogan
One of the most complex and exciting stand-ups working in America today. Like an idealistic hippy stuck inside the body of a testosterone-pumped US marine. He’s been likened to late great US comedians such as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, but although he exhibits a similar brand of furious indignation, his observations and revelations are entirely his own. His angry, insightful act is an absorbing battle between his raw libertarian instincts and his refined liberal sensibilities. A standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. Rogan is host of The Joe Rogan Experience, featuring long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. Rogan’s Syfy TV series, Joe Rogan Questions Everything, premiered on July 24 with 1.3 million viewers as the highest rated Syfy reality series in five months. A life-long unexplained paranormal mystery-addict, the show features him venturing into unknown worlds and untapped territories to search for answers to life’s most startling theories. He was recently seen in the film Here Comes The Boom and he starred in the film Zookeeper. He also  hosted the high stakes game show Fear Factor on NBC. He performs stand Up in Miami as part of the 2014 South Beach Comedy Festival. 8pm $35 – $45.  Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com

April 3
Dance
Dance Pop-Up
Don’t miss a pre Miami Dance Festival event from visiting San Diego dance company, The PGK Dance Project who will perform during a special pop-up dance event at Midtown tonight. The Miami Dance Festival is a six-week dance fest beginning April 4 – May 15 with a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events. 6pm. Free. Midtown Shopping Center, 3401 N Miami Ave; #132, Miami. For info: momentumdance.com

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