May 23 to June 31

May 23
Green
Hungry For Change
This is a very important topic for today’s society: the ecology of the human body; how we are polluting our own body with the bad choices we make and these bad choices are also harming our environment.We all want more energy, an ideal body and beautiful younger looking skin. So what is stopping us from getting this? Hungry for Change exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industry don’t want you to know about strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever. This movie features interviews with bestselling health authors and leading medical experts plus real life transformational stories to learn from and continue your health journey today. After the screening please stay for a Q&A with Dr. Juan David Arango, an expert in nutritional intervention providing safe and powerful solutions using only nature’s pharmacy. He holds a Doctorate degree in Naturopathy and a Master’s degree in Chemistry. Dr. Arango is an Alternative Medical Practitioner. In addition, he received training at the University of Miami in the nutritional management of addictions, compulsive behaviors, degenerative neurologic diseases and neurological disorders. $10. 7pm. Unity on the Bay’s Sanctuary, 411 NE 21 St; Miami. For info: mbcinema.com or 505.573.9191

May 24
Film
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
It’s the most mythic of all American emporiums – and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman’s iconic history in Matthew Miele’s Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s. The legend, the parties, the fashion idols, the windows, the women, the buyers and shoppers — and most of all, the quintessentially American dreams of New York’s high-fashion hot-spot – all come to life in an ode to a realm where creativity and commerce reign equally supreme. With a light touch, Miele explores not just the glamour but the passion behind the daily creation of this luxury mecca in a film as dynamic, lush and intimate as the store itself. Featuring interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar De La Renta, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Georgina Chapman, Christian Louboutin, Linda Fargo, Betty Halbreich, David Hoey, Michael Kors, Joan Rivers, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Jason Wu, Isaac Mizrahi, Iris Apfel and more. 7pm & 9pm. $10.50. O Cinema Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 305-571-9970

May 24
Art
Special Summer Program
Miami Dade College opens three unique exhibitions featuring mixed media, private collections and works by international artists as part of its special summer program. Emergence & Structure, Embedded: A Photojournalist captures conflict and resistance and Collections & Curiosities will open tonight.  Emergence & Structure is an exhibition of scientifically inspired artists whose work visually explores the often esoteric concepts in scientific theory. Curated by New York-based artists Ron Janowich and Daniel Hill, it features more than 40 works by 16 internationally-renowned artists, including Mary Hambleton, Ed Kerns and Jim Toia, among others. The pieces are primarily two-dimensional and vary from acrylic on fabric to graphite and tea on paper, oil on linen, and acrylic and resin on plexiglass. Embedded: A Photojournalist captures conflict and resistance consists of more than 800 still photographs, countless rolls of film and numerous oral testimonies collected over a nine-month period in the mid-1960s by Jim Nickless, a freelance cameraman for NBC News. Nickless documented the training, raids and daily activities of a group of Cuban patriots under the auspices of the Movimiento de Recuperación Revolucionaria (MRR) movement that attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro. He reveals rare images of conflict, war, duty, and unyielding patriotism. Organized and curated by his children, Lea and Chris, Embedded is as much an exhibition about the portrayal of a photojournalist during Cold War America as it is about a father’s unexplored legacy. Collections & Curiosities provides a rare glimpse into two personal art collections gifted to the College from the estates of Jock Truman and Norma Niurka, respectively. Both Truman and Niurka played important roles in the South Florida arts community and left behind an equally unique, colorful portrait of who they were as individuals. The Truman collection contains a variety of curious indulgences, such as primitive ceramics, works by the great American artist Saul Steinberg, constructions by American Leo Rabkin and a selection of watercolors executed by Truman. The Niurka collection is a very personal and eclectic mix of works from Latin American artists, including prominent local figures Arturo Rodríguez, Antonia Eiríz, and Ramón Carulla. Opening reception 7pm. MDC’s Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305-237-7700 or mdc.edu.

May 24
Dance
Peter London Global Dance
Miami’s newest multicultural dance troupe, The Peter London Global Dance Company heats up the Carnival Studio Theater with a two-night stint featuring a choreographic sampler of six new works entitled “Spring Nights at the Arsht.” London’s choreography has received critical acclaim at AILEY’S Summer SIZZLER at the City Corp Theater in New York, NWSA performances at the Gusman Theater, The Colony Theater, South Miami-Dade Cultural Center and at the International Dance Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A dance visionary and veteran performer with the Martha Graham and José Limon dance companies, Peter London is now a dance professor at Miami-Dade College / New World School of the Arts and the Founder and Artistic Director of The Peter London Global Dance Company, which he created to establish a home-grown, world-class contemporary dance organization that promotes South Florida’s vibrant arts heritage. Mr. London’s vision was given an invaluable boost when his company received the 2011 Knight Arts Challenge grant award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and support from The Miami Foundation. 7:30pm. Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info:

May 24
Music
Quatuor Pour la Fin du Temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
French composer Olivier Messiaen was 31 years old when France entered the war against Germany. He was captured by the German army during World War II in June 1940 and was imprisoned in a prisoner-of-war camp. While in transit to the prisoner of war camp, Messiaen showed the clarinetist Henri Akoka, also a prisoner, the sketches for what would become Abîme des oiseaux. Two other professional musicians were also among his fellow prisoners(violinist Jean le Boulaire and cellist Étienne Pasquier),and after he managed to obtain some paper and a small pencil from a sympathetic guard, Messiaen wrote a short trio for them; this piece developed into the Quatuor for the same trio with himself at the piano. $10. VIP $25. 8pm. SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.674.9220 or sobearts.org

May 24
Lecture
Steven Brooke
Renowned architectural photographer Steven Brooke will lecture on Rome and the Viewpainters: A History of the Depiction of the Eternal City. Brooke traces the history of the depiction of Rome from the earliest realistic printed view in 1490 to his award-winning book, Views of Rome. In the intervening centuries, countless painters, printmakers, and draftsmen have been inspired to record their own impressions of the Eternal City. The images convey almost every imaginable response to Rome’s artistic and cultural heritage. He the photographer of over three dozen books on architecture and design, nine of which he has also written. He teaches for the University of Miami School of Architecture in both their Miami and Rome programs.
Free. 7pm. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: 305-603-8067 or coralgablesmuseum.org

May 24
Theatre
Inanna and the Huluppu Tree
One of the world’s oldest stories comes to life for contemporary audiences. Celebrate the victory of a young goddess who restores harmony to a city ravaged by ceaseless storms and displaced deities. $20. 10am. Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE Second Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 305-751-9550

May 24
Music
Connie James
It’s not your mother’s “Great American Songbook.” Connie James sings songs from George Gershwin and Cole Porter to James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Chakkah Kahn and more! So, it’s the “Great American Songbook” and then some. Over the past 20 years singer/actress Connie James has spent much of her time as a famed club and studio singer in New York. She visits south Miami-Dade for this one weekend of performances that will delight you. 8:30pm. $30. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

May 24
Film
Upstream Color
Best of Sundance. The Miami Beach Premiere Engagement of the film Upstream Color. A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. 7pm & 9:15pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

May 24
Film
Jaws
Bandshell Movie Night in the North Shore shows Jaws. When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss. Hang out and enjoy a movie under the stars. 7pm. Free. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachparks.com

May 24
Film
Paradise: Love
Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the beaches of Kenya to work as a sex tourist or “Sugar Mama”.  There, she moves from one Beach Boy to the next, buying their love only to be disappointed and quickly learning that here, love is strictly a business.  Paradise: Love is the first of Ulrich Seidl’s “Paradise Trilogy” about three women in one family who take separate vacations in the hope of finding happiness. (In German and English with English subtitles). 9pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

May 25
Dance
Peer Gynt – A Story from Norway
Peer Gynt is a young man from Norway who is an adventurer and teller of fanciful tales. He has a dream about the sunrise in the desert, dances with a beautiful princess, gets lost in an enchanted forest, and encounters Trolls in the Hall of the Mountain King! Edvard Grieg’s classic score provides a beautiful background for the story by Heinrich Ibsen, one of Norway’s most important writers. The production features fabulous Scandinavian folkloric costumes by Marilyn Skow and, of course, Momentum’s fun and funny dancers! For kids ages 4-10 and their families. Free. 3pm. Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 St; Miami Beach. For info: momentumdance.com

May 25
Tour
Garden Tours
Have you ever wanted to know more about the Garden’s role in the history of Miami Beach, or what the heck that tree with the spines is out by the gate entrance? Guided tours are back. Knowledgeable docents ready to show just how much is really packed into the garden’s 2.6 acres. $5. 2pm. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

May 25
Kids
Skatefest On 2nd Street
To celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, Tony Hawk: Rad Science, the Museum of Discovery and Science is having a weekend-long Skatefest on 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale.  Skate enthusiasts will be able to participate in games of skate, skate contests, win prizes, and enjoy family friendly activities, music, and mini-skate clinic.
Ramp 48 and Island Water Sports will celebrate with outdoor activities such as Downtown Demolition Skate Contest, Games of Skate, Skate the IWS Half Pipe and mini-skate clinics. Create-A-Skate Live with Professor Paul Schmitt will have kids create a skateboard deck of their own design. Meet Allan “Ollie” Gelfand 2013 Skateboard Hall of Fame Inductee. ill be on hand opening weekend. In 1978 he invented the “Ollie,” a simple and elegant trick that takes into consideration Newton’s first three laws of motion. $40. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: mods.org

May 25
Social
Miami Nice
Party aboard South Beach Lady Yacht, a 125-foot luxury yacht leaving from Downtown Miami at Bayfront Park. The vessel provides climate control on all decks plus a partially covered fourth deck. Cash bars are available on every deck and the bow of the vessel is complete with furnishings to enjoy seating and partying outdoors. Music by: DJ Prince. Light buffet served. Wear all white.11:30pm. $60. South Beach Lady Yacht, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 718-930-3959.

May 25
Dance
Cuban Classical Ballet
Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami will perform The Best of the Classical Repertoire featuring recently exiled Cuban dancers. Led by Artistic Director Pedro Pablo Peña, Founder and Director of the International Ballet Festival of Miami, this new company is solely dedicated to performing and preserving the classical ballet repertoire as exemplified by the legendary Cuban ballet tradition. Famous for its artistic virtuosity and technical brilliance, the Cuban Ballet School has trained some of the most well known dancers, and has created a technique that is unmatched in modern day classical ballet. Today, many of the most gifted practitioners of this style are living in exile, distanced from the origins of the most important classical ballet style to have developed in the Americas. 8pm. $38.50 – $68.50. The Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: cubanclassicalballet.org

May 25
Social
Memorial Weekend Beach Bash
Jungle Island kicks off the summer with the official opening of our private beach, La Playa, with a special beach bash. Experience the deliciousness of summer this Memorial Day weekend with a BBQ lunch on us when you purchase a general admission ticket. Kids will love the water activities, bounce houses & more. Enjoy an array of fun things to do and see including shows and attractions. 10am. $34.95. Jungle Isl; 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail; Miami. For info: 305-400-7000.

May 25
Music
Fine Arts Concert Series
This Fine Arts Concert features two renowned artists: Educator at The Julliard School and jazz drummer, Carl Allen, and artist Berry van Boekel. Wine served. $50 – $25. 7:30pm. WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way; Miami. For info: 305-662-8889

May 25
Theatre
The Fox On The Fairway
Charming screwball adventure about love, life and man’s eternal love affair with golf, written by Ken Ludwig (”Lend Me a Tenor,” ”Moon Over Buffalo).” The author hits a hole-in-one with his tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. Two rival country clubs, Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel, prepare for their annual grudge match. A massive private wager is made between the two CEOs just before the best player switches teams. Filled with mistaken romance, dreadful attire, emotional mulligans and silly shenanigans, The Fox On The Fairway is a “tour-de-course” of rapid-fire chip shots and frenzied miscommunications. 8pm. $15 – $48. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile; Coral Gables. For info:  305-444-9293 or actorsplayhouse.org

May 26
Dance
Israeli Dance Festival
Festival Yachad will feature more than 500 dancers on stage with local groups and invited companies from Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Panama and Israel, performing to Israeli folk dance music, with colorful costumes, amazing scenery and spectacular lighting effects. This year Festival Yachad reaches 17 years and the Gala Performance theme is “Numbers”. Each dance is choreographed to portray a different number that is relevant in the rich Jewish Heritage. 7pm. $10 – $50. Broward Center, For info:

May 26
Kids
Oceanophony
Take the kids to Oceanophony, a delightful combination of music and science for children at Miami Science Museum. Plunge into a world of undersea wonders merging beautiful music and science. In this piece by award-winning composer Bruce Adolphe, performed by eight musicians from Orchestra Miami, conducted by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi and with visual images by Michael Greenberg, children will learn about undersea life, coral reefs, biodiversity and more through music and poems. Attendees will discover answers to questions such as: What happens when you poke a pufferfish? Do seahorses mate for life? What exactly is a cleaning station? Is marine snow cold? Adolphe’s works are regularly performed throughout the world. Among his many roles, he currently serves as resident lecturer and director of family concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is the creator of Piano Puzzlers, which are heard weekly on NPR’s Performance Today. 4:15pm, 5pm & 5:45pm. Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave; Miami. For info: OrchestraMiami.org.

May 28
Books
Reading Art
Join MAM’s book club for a discussion of Arthur Danto’s “After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History.” More than fifteen years ago, Arthur Danto announced that art ended around 1964. The essays in this book, originally presented as the Mellon Lectures in 1995, question notions of the aesthetics of arts and the nature of museums. 6:30pm – 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 29
Social
De-Frost After Hours
Head to the De-Frost After Hours on the Frost Art Museum’s terrace. Enjoy food and drinks with music provided by Radiate FM DJs. Proceeds raised will benefit a sculpture on campus in need of restoration. The event is sponsored by: Whole Foods Pinecrest; Sweet & Tipsy Cupcakes; Beck’s; the FIU Alumni Association; and Radiate FM. 5pm – 8pm. $10. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, 10975 S.W. 17th St; Miami. For info: thefrost.fiu.edu

May 29
Film
Wreck it Ralph
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 Wreck it Ralph. A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Director Rich Moore. Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jack McBrayer. Bring a blanket or beach chair and picnic. No glass please. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami beach. For info: mbculture.com

May 29
Social
Color-A-Cause
Joey Mugica known locally to most as The Color Queen will unveil the Power 20 at the second annual Color-A-Cause tonight. The Power 20 represent 20 of South Florida’s most influential people who Mugica will Color Queen, by adding color to original photos by Julio Martinez. The colorization effects of Mugica’s images have become so recognizable that they are considered his unique art form. Proceeds of this year’s Color-A-Cause benefits non for profit Neat Stuff for Kids which provides brand new clothing to neglected and underprivileged children. Mugica coined the term Color Queened as he would photograph friends and local celebrities and then manipulate the colors to bring out a very stylized version of the original. His creations became the rage amongst the public which inspired him to create an annual event, Color-A-Cause where he could showcase his work while collaborating with a great charitable foundation. The 20 honorees chosen include: Adora, Berta Bravo, Craig Stevens, Gerry Kelly, Hansell Leyva, James Cubby, Jammin Johnny, Jipsy, Lesley Abravanel, Malinka Max, Maryel Epps, Michael Gongora, Beth Sobol, Stacy Russell, Tara Gilani, Tony Guerra, Rey Casas, Nikola Charpentier and Viviana Gabeiras. 7:30pm. $40. Hoxton, 1111 SW 1st Ave; Miami. For info: coloracause2013-eac2.eventbrite.com

May 30
Film
The English Teacher
A reserved, single English teacher comes out of her shell to help a former student realize his dreams of becoming a playwright in this warm-hearted comedy drama. Linda Sinclair teaches high-school English in Kingston, PA. Forty and single, she’s content to spend her evenings curled up with a good book in her cozy apartment. Linda’s staid routine is suddenly interrupted, however, with the unexpected reappearance of her most promising pupil, Jason Sherwood. Having failed to make his mark as a playwright in New York City, Jason has returned home to Kingston humbled, and convinced that success has passed him by. Jason’s domineering father Dr. Tom Sherwood wants him to go to law school rather than wasting his time pursuing a career in the arts, and the rejected twenty-something is about to do just that when Linda makes the decision to mount his brooding play as a high-school production. With haughty drama teacher Carl Kapinas assuming the role of director, the Kingston High School stage is soon buzzing with activity. Meanwhile, as Linda embraces uncertainty for the very first time, she finds that in life as in romance, there are no rewards without risks. 7pm & 9pm. O Cinema Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 305-571-9970

May 30
Books
No Bake Makery
What’s the easiest way to make delicious and adorable desserts? Without an oven. That’s No Bake Makery– all of the fun, but none of the fuss. These creative, two-bite treats of all kinds are impossible for anyone to resist-on any occasion. In addition to tips for perfecting your technique, ideas for decorating, and sidebar recipes, Cristina Suarez Krumsick serves up simple step-by-step instructions for her favorite no-bakems, from Cinnamon & Spice Bark, Bite o’ Joe Truffles, and Key Lime Pie to Mintamelon Pops, Applesauce Cake, Fluffy Cracker Cookies, and beyond. They’re all cute. They’re all bursting with flavor. And you don’t need an oven to make any of them. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

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