May 15 to May 23

May 15
Music
Bastille
Bastille are an English rock band formed in London in 2010. They began as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The four-piece consists of members; Dan Smith, Chris Wood, William Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day – an event celebrated on Smith’s birthday, 14 July. 8:30pm. $22.50. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmore.org

May 15
Music
QT, Sophie & A.G. Cook
PAMM brings together an eclectic range of internationally-acclaimed artists for a live outdoor music series by the bay. Tonight PAMM Presents QT with Sophie & A.G. Cook, London-based producers who specialize in playful and immersive sound constructions. 6pm – 9pm. Free with museum admission. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

May 16
Music
Tamar Braxton
Tamar Braxton is a singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and reality TV personality. She comes to Miami Beach in support of her Love and War Tour tonight. Braxton is the youngest sister to R&B singing icon Toni Braxton. Braxton had her first big break in music in 1992 as a founding member of the R&B group, The Braxtons, formed with her sisters. In 2000, Braxton began her solo career, after signing with DreamWorks Records and releasing her self-titled debut album. 8:30pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmore.org

May 16
Music
Nick Van Bloss
Miami International Piano Festival presents Nick Van Bloss tonight at the Colony. His musical training began as a chorister at Westminster Abbey and he entered the Royal College of Music at the age of 15 as a Junior, attending full time from the age of 17. van Bloss has performed in the United States, Japan, Sweden, Austria, with the English Chamber Orchestra, and conducted concertos from the keyboard. His recording schedule, as part of a long-term relationship with Nimbus Records, will include Beethoven’s ‘Diabelli Variations’ and selected Sonatas, a CD of Sonatas by Mozart, and a recording of several Piano Concertos by Mozart with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, directed by van Bloss from the piano. A feature film about his life is currently in development. Program: Mozart: Fantasy and C minor K.396, Mozart: Sonata in c minor k 457, and Bach: Goldberg Variations. 7:45pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: miamipianofest.com or 305-935-5115.

May 16
Theatre
Video Games Live
Classical South Florida’s Scott Blakenship interviews Video Games Live creator: Tommy Tallarico. Game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico created, produced and hosted this unique and immersive show. Using top orchestras and choirs from around the world along with exclusive synchronized video footage, music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well-known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a- kind entertainment experience. This is a concert event put on by the video game industry to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become. Video Games Live™ bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. The show is enjoyed by the entire family. Whether it’s the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the classics you played growing up, Video Games Live will truly be a special night to remember. Meet and bond with new friends as you help to celebrate a pastime which has truly evolved into our culture. Even if you have never played a video game you’ll be amazed by this once-in-a-lifetime orchestral performance. 8pm. $35 – $195. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami.  arshtcenter.org

May 16
Books
1000 Places to See Before You Die
The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. Author Patricia Schultz is a veteran travel journalist with 25 years of experience, she has written for guides such as Frommer’s and Berlitz and periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and Everyday With Rachael Ray. She will discuss and sign her book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 16
Music
Lady Antebellum
Country rockers Lady Antebellum comes to Hard Rock Live tonight. The harmony-based trio – Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood – and its sizeable fan base bonded heavily during the band’s Own The Night World Tour, its first arena run as a headlining act, in 2012. The shows themselves were inspirational. But so was the time offstage. Lady A made a point of experimenting and creating with its road band as the one-nighters and the miles of travel piled up. That behind-the-scenes interaction inspired much of the music on Golden, an instantly infectious project in which Lady A discovered new edges for its already-successful foundation. Since its 2006 inception, the group had risen quickly to become Country Music’s most influential current group. 8pm. $54 – $84.  Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info:  954.797.5531

May 16
Film
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve,” others flock there – including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Clashing personalities are aggravated by the island community’s lusty free-love ethos, and when some of the islanders disappear, suspicions of murder hang in the air leaving an unsolved mystery which remains the subject of local lore today. To bring this extraordinary story to life, filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (Ballets Russes) nimbly interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; stunning HD footage of native flora and fauna; and powerful voice performances by Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf Skarsgård and Josh Radnor. Macabre yet inspiring, The Galapagos Affair is a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry. 7pm & 9:15pm. $11. O Cinema Miami Shores @ MTC, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: o-cinema.org or 786-565-FILM.

May 16
Festival
Big Night in Little Haiti
A very special night to celebrate Haitian Heritage Month, featuring the legendary Haitian rasin (roots) group Boukman Eksperyans in concert. In the gallery, Haiti by Design, presented with the Haitian Cultural Alliance. Open studios next door in the Haitian Cultural Alliance. A rocking after party at 7th Circuit with the Moksha Roots Allstars and special guests. The night will featuring delicious kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Lakay, ice cold Prestige Beer and Clairin Rum at the bar, and more.  Have you tried Clairin? It is a uniquely Haitian rum, imported to the US for the first time! The hands-on art activities for kids are sponsored by Positive Impact Foundation / Kose Famn and Bass Museum of Art. Big Night in Little Haiti takes place every 3rd Friday, free, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.  Major support is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Additional sponsors and partners include Prestige Beer, FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIAT of North Miami, BonBagayLakay, AmericanAirlines, The Miami Foundation, City of Miami, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr; Miami. For info: rhythmfoundation.com

May 16
Dance
Miami City Ballet School Workshop Performances
Celebrate the achievements of Miami City Ballet School students from young, aspiring ballerinas to near professionals at the culmination of their 2013-2014 School Year. The performance features original works by Miami City Ballet School Faculty in ballet, modern, jazz and character dance, as well as Marius Petipa’s Sleeping Beauty (Act III).  $25. 7pm. Miami City Ballet, 2200 Liberty Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.929.7010 or miamicityballet.org

May 17
Music
Ten Grands at the Opera!
Experience the transcendence of sound from ten grand pianos simultaneously playing under a spectacular lighting design. Ten Grands at the Opera! features selections from beloved operas, all masterfully arranged by Ford-Foundation winning composer Dennis Kam, with pianists Mia Vassilev, Georgi Danchev, Dionisio Camacho, Kristin Camacho, Liana Pailodze, Jamila Tekalli, Alan Ngim, Stepan Rudenko, Daniel Manoiu, and Asiya Korepanova. 8pm. New World Center, 500 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: miamipianocircle.org

May 17
Style
Blanc Bridal Trunk Show
Bridal resale of new, sample and lightly loved bridal gowns, veils, shoes, accessories, wedding tradition pieces and evening gowns at up to 75 percent off retail on Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Lazaro, Reem Acra and more. Email  for appointment; walk-ins welcome based on availability. 10:30am -  3:30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave; Miami. For info: RSVP@vieenblanc.com or 305-644-4680

May 17
Kids
Blue Man Group Goo Lab
The Blue Man scientist enters an investigation of gooey things with a thirst for knowledge and a curiosity that blurs the line between work and play. He is not afraid to get messy in the pursuit of knowledge and fun. In conjunction with the Blue Man Group, the Adrienne Arsht Center is partnering with Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a workshop to create “goo” and other unknown substances to celebrate this curiosity! $20. 4pm. Peacock Foundation Studio, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami.  For info: arshtcenter.org

May 17
Music
Cher
Pop diva Cher and her Dressed To Kill Tour opener Cyndi Lauper will rock out South Florida tonight. The iconic Oscar winner easily defied her 67 years as she crooned her hit songs in six over-the-top costumes. The show features dancers & acrobats as well as moving set pieces like a large Trojan horse. ‘The Road is tough. Thank God.. Im tougher! I am kicking its ass right now, But Cant Kick It 4Ever! You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,’ she wrote on her Facebook page. However, fans best beware of using the term ‘legend’ to describe the Believe hitmaker. ‘I hate that word!’ the Burlesque star just said in ELLE’s seventh annual Women in Music issue.  ‘Legend, icon, diva. I hate all those f***ing words. They’re meaningless. I prefer Cher.’ Meanwhile, Cher’s 60-year-old tour mate tweeted Tuesday that she was ‘shuffling off to Buffalo to meet Cher and open on one of her most fantastic tours ever! Got to love that!’ Lauper went for a more gothic, vampy appearance with her red mane, black leather peplum corset, and leather trousers. The two-time Grammy winner also donned a dramatic leopard-print trimmed coat for her performance. Lauper is currently working on her tenth studio album following her own 30th anniversary She’s So Unusual Tour last year. Lauper and Cher previously did a duet for the 2002 VH1 Divas Las Vegas concert in Las Vegas. 7:30pm. $42.25 – $180. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway; Sunrise. For info: livenation.com

May 17
Lecture
What is Hip Hop?
Rudi Goblen, a founder of Miami’s renowned Flipside Kings dance crew, will share the history of hip hop through live dancing and archival materials. 2pm. Free. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org or 305-375-1614.

May 17
Tour
Behind the Neon: Historic South Beach Walk
Take a walk with a HistoryMiami guide through one of our city’s most exciting and attractive neighborhoods, historic South Beach! Hear stories of how this area, once strictly farmland, was transformed by the land boom of the 1920’s and again by the hurricane of 1926. Learn how the architectural revolution of the 1930’s defined this neighborhood as a lively vacation destination, only to be turned into a retirement community in the 1950-60’s, and back into the major entertainment destination we see today. Tour features a stop at the iconic Clevelander Hotel and Gianni Versace’s infamous doorstep. Walk-ups welcome. $30. 12pm – 2pm. Lummus Park, 14th St and Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: historymiami.org or 305-375-1614.

May 17
Music
Zlata Chochieva
Zlata Chochieva is one of the most interesting and unusual pianists today. She has superb technical abilities, but it is her personal intuition in the music she okays that is special. Program: Chopin; Seven Etudes: Op. 10 No 3,5,12; Op. 25 No 2, 6, 7, 11 Schumann; Symphonic Etudes Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op. 22 Prokofieff: 4 Etudes Op.2.  7:45pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: miamipianofest.com or 305-935-5115.

May 17
Kids
Go Go MOAD!
GO GO MOAD! are Pop Up Kids Programs at MDC Museum of Art + Design. Today’s Creative Kids Project is based on artist Adela Akers. Kids ages 6-12 are invited to tour Impact and Legacy: 50 Years of the CINTAS Foundation and learn about the elements of art by painting, drawing and sculpting in the style of renowned artists in the exhibition. Parents and visitors are encouraged to stay and create a special project their children based on the artist Adela Akers. Akers was born in Spain, raised in Cuba and went on to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. For over twenty years, from 1972 to1995, she was a professor and chair of fiber arts at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. After so many travels and such a distinguished career, Akers now resides in Guerneville and continues creating the rich and detailed weavings that have made her a highly regarded artist. Drawing inspiration from African and South American textiles, Akers creates woven compositions of simple geometric shapes, bands, zizags and checks. Many of her works incorporate meticulously measured and cuts strips of metal from recycled wine bottle caps, creating a richness and luminous quality. She also frequently employs stiff horsehair extending in front or beyond the borders of the weaving adding texture and dimensionality. 1pm. – 4pm. Free. Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305.237.7700 or museum@mdc.edu

May 17
Social
Women on the Rise!
Celebrate 10 Years of MOCA’ s Women on the Rise! Program tonight at a Barbeque Picnic at the museum. Engaging Young Women Through the Power of Creative Expression. Catch a special performance by R&B Hip-Hop Sensation, THEESatisfaction. THEESatisfaction is composed of rapper Stasia “Stas” Irons and singer Catherin “Cat” Harris-White who write, produce and perform their own material they describe as “funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip.” Cocktails and Beer served. 5pm. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: 305-893-6211 or mocanomi.org

May 17
Performance
Erika Moon’s Burlesque Magnifique
Burlesque Magnifique brings a new concept to South Beach fusing the art of the authentic tease with extraordinary entertainment for a truly spectacular Burlesque revue along with our live jazz band The French Horn. Take a 90 minute journey into the art of seduction as each performer draws you into their sizzling world. 9pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmore.org

May 18
Comedy
Bill Maher
Bill Maher is a stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, satirist, author, and actor. Maher comes to Miami tonight to do stand up. Maher is known for his sarcastic attitude, political satire and sociopolitical commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics including religion, politics, bureaucracies of many kinds, political correctness, the mass media, greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power, and the lack of intellectual curiosity in the electorate. 8pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com

May 18
Dance
Ekphrasis Project
Dance NOW! Miami, under the Direction of Diego Salterini and Hannah Baumgarten, returns to the Bass Museum of Art for the fifth Ekphrasis Project, creating dialogue between choreography and visual arts. This dynamic, site-specific performance will feature new works by Salterini and Baumgarten, directly inspired by the current art on display and the unique architectural elements of the facility and grounds. Audiences are led through a series of performance stations within the gallery walls; each station with its own visual art offers the best vantage point to enhance the experience of both art forms. Past DNM/Bass Museum collaborations have been inspired artists ranging from Ferdinand Bol to Jenny Holzer, DZINE to Charles Ledray and most recently, Eve Sussman – The Rufus Corporation. Intellectually stimulating and artistically crafted, Ekphrasis Five will expand audiences’ artistic experiences in the Bass Museum of Art, and is not to be missed!! Free with museum admission. 1:30pm & 3:30pm. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: dancenowmiami.org

May 18
Festival
Redland International Orchid Festival
Truely the largest annual orchid show in the U.S. featuring over 50 booths of educational exhibits and orchid vendors. An American Orchid Society judged event showcasing various types of orchids, plants and supplies for sale, as well as lectures by experts, raffles and international food. 9am – 5pm. $10. Redland Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave; Homestead. For info: 305-247-5727.

May 18
Tour
Historic Downtown Stroll
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic heart of Miami!  The earliest urban settlement area in the city, downtown Miami, has much to offer curious tour-goers.  Explore the 10,000 years of history that made South Florida what it is today, while you hear about what is making this neighborhood one of the fastest-growing areas in Florida.  Take a closer look at downtown and learn how it became home to many museums, parks, education centers, banks, government offices, and some of the oldest buildings in the city.  Explore the unique architecture, the quiet river walkways and the history of a city that continues to strive to become the “Manhattan of the South.” Walk-ups welcome. $30. 11am – 1pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: HistoryMiami.org or 305-375-1621.

May 18
Books
Life, Animated
Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life, language, and emotion mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? Actually, it’s the real-life story of Owen Suskind, who is the son of the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ron Suskind and his irrepressible wife, Cornelia. Owen is also a boy with autism, which now affects an astonishing one in every one hundred children. While America’s two million autistic people are just as diverse as the wider population, many possess a subtle weave of gifts and challenges that, year by year, are revealing underlying—and often unrecognized—capacities of the human mind. What the journey of this boy and his family powerfully reveals: how, in darkness, we literally need stories to survive. Suskind is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and the critically acclaimed, A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League. His other books include Confidence Men, The Way of the World, The One Percent Doctrine, and The Price of Loyalty. He will discuss and sign his book today. 5pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 19
Books
The Pink Suit
The Pink Suit is a novel based on the true story behind Jacqueline Kennedy’s iconic pink suit. On November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas, dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit that was his favorite. Much of her wardrobe, including the pink suit, came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon, where a young seamstress, an Irish immigrant named Kate, worked behind the scenes to meticulously craft the memorable outfits. The Pink Suit explores an important element of our culture and its effect on the people who came in contact with it. This novel is an in-depth look at the industry in a time where Mrs. Vreeland’s word was gospel and women fought over the next newest thing worn by the First Lady. Brought up in Florida, Author Nicole Mary Kelby has worked as a reporter, editor and educator. Initially a playwright, she later turned to novels and short stories. She is the author of Murder at the Bad Girl’s Bar and Grill, Whale Season, In the Company of Angels, and Theater of the Stars. She will discuss and sign her book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 20
Social
Pop Up Dinner: Verde Does Peru
PAMM Museum Circle members are invited to register for an all inclusive dinner at Verde after tonight’s “Let’s Talk About…” presented by Goldman Sachs lecture series. Peruvian born Chef Nicolay Adinaguev created this menu based on the cuisine of his home country.  Chef Nicolay Adinaguev. $150. 8:15pm – 10pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org or 786-345-5669.

May 20
Books
Hounded
In this charming, heartfelt, humorous memoir, Matt Ziselman’s life has gone completely, irrevocably and uproariously, to the dogs, courtesy of his three inimitable, quirk-filled Dachshunds: Baxter, Maya and Molly. Life with three strong-willed Dachshunds is interesting, entertaining and frustrating. By sharing the daily acts and antics that any dog lover will relish, along with bittersweet memories of his own life, he manages to weave a canine-inspired, common sense tapestry of life lessons imbued with equal parts silliness and sadness, laughter and love. Neither a pet book nor a people book, Hounded offers the best of both, poignantly illustrating the very special relationships that Ziselman has with three very special dogs. After amassing an impressive, albeit completely unrelated collection of college credits, Ziselman found a job in the advertising industry. And by “found” we mean he completely fell into it. He has worked for a staggering array of agencies first, as a copywriter, and then as a creative director. He will discuss and sign his book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 21
Tour
Wynwood Walk: A History of Street Art
Come with us to explore one of Miami’s trendiest and most dynamic neighborhoods, the Wynwood Art District. Learn the story of how this textile warehouse and immigrant neighborhood, formerly known as “Little San Juan,” is quickly becoming the world’s largest outdoor art gallery.  Stroll past huge murals and various street art displays as you listen to the history of graffiti from the advent of written language to today.  Hear stories of the artists, residents and developers who made Wynwood home to over seventy galleries, five museums, and seven art complexes. Tour stops include the Wynwood tracks, Warehouse, Penits and the Wynwood Walls. Walk-ups welcome. $30. 12pm – 2pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: HistoryMiami.org or 305-375-1621.

May 21
Film
Iron Man 3
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 Iron Man 3. When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. Directed by Shane Black. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.
8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: mbculture.com

May 21
Lecture
Richard Kurin
Tonight at the Frost Art Museum enjoy a lecture from the Green Critics’ Lecture Series featuring Richard Kurin. The Smithsonian Institution is America’s largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian’s museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. 5pm. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, 10975 SW 17th St; Miami. For info: thefrost.fiu.edu or 305.348.2890.

May 22
Theatre
The Great God Pan
Amy Herzog’s The Great God Pan makes its regional premiere at the Arsht Center after its recent critically acclaimed world premiere at Playwrights Horizons theater in New York City. Jamie’s life in Brooklyn seems just fine: a beautiful girlfriend, a budding journalism career and parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light, lives are thrown into a tailspin. Unsettling and deeply compassionate, The Great God Pan tells the intimate tale of what is lost and won when a hidden truth is revealed to the world. Written by Amy Herzog and Directed by Stuart Meltzer. 7:30pm. $45. Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcnter.org

May 22
Film
The Last Post
“The Last Post,” video by Shahzia Sikander with score composed and performed live by Du Yun. Celebrate PAMM’s opening of the video installation, The Last Post (2010) by artist Shahzia Sikander with a special screening and live score performed by the artist’s frequent collaborator, composer Du Yun. Tonight marks the first screening and performance of The Last Post in Florida.  Du Yun’s score includes improvised elements using voice, electronics, and a homemade stringed instrument.  Textural and gestural sounds accompany Sikander’s digital animation which follows an East India Company man through different guises as he crashes and explodes against Indo-Persian imagery. The performance will be followed by a Q&A. Du Yun, born and raised in Shanghai, China, is a composer, performer and performance artist, who practices her works at an artistic crossroads of orchestral, chamber music, opera, theatre, cabaret, storytelling, pop music, visual arts and noise.  Free with museum admission. 6:30pm to 8pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: pamm.org

May 22
Art
William Cordova
Opening Reception tonight for artist William Cordova. Ceiba: reconsidering ephemeral spaces is a project that focuses on temporality and the ability to capture past and present moments that at times may not seem to be but are indeed related to the collective human experience. With this project Cordova threads, constructs and overlaps multiple narratives fused together to propose alternative perspectives with the goal of gaining a new one that can allow for a reconsideration of the known physical and psychological terrain. Cordova was born in Lima, Peru, and earned his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 2004. Free. 6pm. – 8pm. MDC Museum of Art + Design, Freedom Tower at MDC, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305.237.7700 or museum@mdc.edu

May 23
Theatre
Gidion’s Knot
New Theatre presents Gidion’s Knot written by Johnna Adams. During a planned – yet unexpected – and contentious parent-teacher conference, an emotionally fraught 5th grade teacher and a grieving mother discuss the tragic circumstances that led to the student’s/son’s (Gidion’s) suspension from school. Gidion’s Knot is a heart-wrenching collision examining freedom of expression, the failure of the school system, bullying, and the emotional impact of feelings of personal culpability. Written by Princess Grace Award winner, Johnna Adams. 8:30pm. $31.  Miami Beach. For info:

May 23
Music
The Immortal World Tour
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil will perform in Sunrise tonight. Since its world premiere in Montreal in October 2011, this electrifying production has thrilled audiences across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. Created by Cirque du Soleil and directed by Jamie King, The Immortal World Tour is a departure from the company’s previous touring shows. Featuring 49 international dancers, musicians, and acrobats, it is presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil’s unparalleled creativity. The underpinnings of The Immortal  World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances, the show underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity, and the band includes some of the same artists who previously worked side by side with Michael. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. 8pm. $50 – $147.50.  BB&T, 1 Panther Pkwy; Sunrise. For info: livenation.com

May 23
Film
Young & Beautiful
Acclaimed director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) helms this erotic tale of sexual awakening. After losing her virginity, 17-year-old budding beauty Isabelle (Marine Vacth) takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her older gentlemen clients for erotic hotel room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes, while Ozon slyly refrains from offering easy answers. As the enigmatic Isabelle, Marine Vacth is magnetic, delivering a star-making breakout performance in this sleek and sexy coming-of-age drama. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; For info: mbcinema.com

May 23
Music
Kingdom
Music at MOCA is a series of performances produced in collaboration leading cultural organizations and emerging contemporary musicians. In recent years, MOCA has presented performances by Gang Gang Dance, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Jacuzzi Boys, the Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Players, the New World Symphony and Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artists. Tonight, Music at MOCA hosts Kingdom. Los Angeles-based DJ and label head Kingdom aka Ezra Rubin has built considerable influence with both his own discography and the output from his groundbreaking label, Fade to Mind. 10pm. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: 305-893-6211 or mocanomi.org

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