November 1 to November 8

November 2
Tour
Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery Walk
The ghost of Julia Tuttle might be encountered as Dr. Paul George lurks in the dark through Miami’s oldest cemetery. Visit the final resting place of Miamians, both famous and infamous. Bring a flashlight. Optional Halloween costume. Please park inside the cemetery. Advance reservations and payment required. 8pm – 10pm. $35. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1492 or historymiami.org

November 2
Social
Beats After Sunset
This month’s Beats is a collaboration with Soul of Miami, Life is Art and LAB Miami for the launch of the Bass Museum of Art’s newest project, tc: temporary contemporary. The launch event will include a walk-through tour of the current exhibitions on view.  6pm – 8pm. Free. Beats by DJs: catorce leches (justin long), gnarly calamarley (clay deutsch), hundreds (hunter braithwaite) and los manos aqui (michael radziewicz). Mixologist and complimentary specialty cocktails.   $10. 8pm  -11pm. Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

November 2
Music
Almost Elton John & The Rocket Band
Catch A Salute To Elton John Starring Craig A Meyer featuring the seven piece Rocket Band in this spectacular musical journey celebrating the decades of chart topping hits by Sir Elton John. “Bennie & the Jets”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Crocodile Rock,” and “Candle in the Wind.” Multiple award winning actor/singer/pianist Craig A Meyer uses his remarkable resemblance and uncanny ability to sound and play like the legendary star to celebrate the character, costumes and charisma of the famed pianist and singer.  this show has captivated audiences throughout the United States and abroad. 8pm. $29. & $39. Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd; Ft. Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

November 2
Dance
New World School of the Arts Dance Ensemble
One of the country’s leading conservatories of dance, The New World School of the Arts Dance Division is nationally recognized for the exceptionally high technical and artistic level of its dance students. This performance features NWSA High School and College dancers performing works in the ballet, modern, and jazz styles including Tina Santos’ high-energy “Jazzapalooza”, the evocative and visually arresting new work, “Mapping #1″ by award-winning British guest choreographer/filmmaker Darshan Singh Bhuller, and the powerful, driving work “Prelude to Action” by modern dance icon Martha Graham. Two ballet pieces, Lara Murphy’s contemporary ballet “Liminally Venn”, set to driving kodo drums, and Tina Santos’s classic lyrical duet, “Poème”, set to Chopin’s lovely “Nocturne in E Flat”, “Opus 9″ will complete the evening’s program. $12. 8pm. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

November 2
Music
Unforgettable:Tribute to Nat
George Benson, Freddy Cole, the University of Miami Frost School of Music Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. The Fifth Anniversary Jazz Roots season kicks off with a spectacular celebration honoring the career of the legendary singer, pianist, and trio leader Nat “King” Cole. An American icon, Cole’s unique voice, a mixture of “velvet and smoke” and his perfect phrasing carried by superb diction took him from the realm of jazz, where he was a big name and box office attraction, to the status of pop star and celebrated entertainer. This one-night-only tribute program features one of the greatest vocal stylists and guitarists of our time: George Benson. Backed by his band and the University of Miami’s stellar Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, they will bring to life the lush orchestral arrangements and fathomless beauty of the music Cole made popular around the world. The evening will recapture the magic of the glorious chapter in music history created by Nat “King” Cole, and include such signature tunes as “Mona Lisa,” “Route 66,” and “Unforgettable!” The concert will also include many of the songs from Cole’s classic albums as well as rarely-performed songs associated with Mr. Cole interpreted by his younger brother Freddy Cole – an international jazz favorite. He will open the program delivering a music sophistication all his own. $25. – $150. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

November 2
Theatre
Cabaret Around The World
Virtuoso Cuban musician Pedro Alfonso, who has played with the likes of Gloria Estefan, Shakira and Juanes, presents a musical journey around the world like never before. Alfonso and his group of musicians create a variety of styles and rhythms taking the audience on an unforgettable journey with soundtracks of blues, tango, son Cubano, alpes traditional music, Latin bits and much more. Tonight is Jazz & World Percussion. $30. 8:30pm. Black Box Theater, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

November 2
Social
Ribfest 2012 
Don’t miss this Lip-smackin’ barbecue festival at the zoo. Miami-Dade Parks and Zoo Miami have teamed up for the return of Ribfest 2012, a 3-day barbecue festival where national ribbers compete for “best of”‘ in 5 categories – ribs, brisket, pork, chicken & sauce. Ribfest also features entertainment for the whole family, including live concerts, children’s zone, a classic car show and more. 11am – 6pm. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St; Miami. For info: zoomiami.org or 305-251-0400

November 2
Tour
Bayfront Architecture & Archaeology Tour
Walk with guide Sylvia Gurinsky along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay while learning about Miami’s history, from the Tequesta people to early pioneers and modern times. View art and architecture along the way to the Miami Circle® archaeological site. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1492 or historymiami.org

November 2
Music
MetLife Mini-Concerts
Head to the New World Center for a musical adventure that fits your schedule and budget! These half-hour mini-concerts include program introductions from the stage—perfect for newcomers to classical music or those on the go. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34. 7:30; Beethoven arr. Mahler: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso. 8:30; Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34. 9:30. Combine your concert with dinner at some of the best restaurants along Lincoln Road. Just show your mini-concert ticket stub or order confirmation on the night of your concert at TiramesU or the Van Dyke Café for three-course pre fixe meal options. Dinner and a show for just $20. 500 New World Center, 17th Street; Miami BeachFor info: nws.edu

November 3
Art
Silkies of Madagascar
Renowned photographer David Evans will exhibit his photography and video in a solo show at the Williams McCall Gallery tonight. He says of his work “My favorite stories to tell with photos and video are those of underserved indigenous people in developing countries–especially women–newly empowered to shape their own destinies. It is one thing to document a story when progress has been achieved and listen to people talk about what it was like before. It is another to document the time when a person or group first realizes that opportunity is actually within their reach, and hear about their dreams of what they will achieve in the future, starting now. Those first steps towards a more self-determined life are beautiful to me. This portfolio highlights a group of traditional silk weavers in central Madagascar, who are just gaining access to sustainable, international, fair-trade markets. The impact of this new income is immediate and generational.” A portion of the sales from SAHALANDY products go towards the replanting of the Tapia forests and efforts to educate their community about alternative cooking methods.  A scarf will be included with the purchase of a photograph. Opening Reception tonight 6pm – 8pm. Artist Remarks 7pm. Williams McCall Gallery, 110 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 786-359-4321 or williamsmccallgallery.com

November 3
Dance
Ballet Austin
Set to the sweeping, spellbinding music of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt and others, Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project catapulted Ballet Austin into the front ranks of American ballet companies following its 2005 premiere. Considered Artistic Director Stephen Mills’ masterwork, it is a profound and enriching exploration – inspired by one woman’s stirring journey of survival – of the courage, resilience and perseverance required to endure and rebuild life after unimaginable loss. A full-evening contemporary ballet that turns the spotlight on discrimination and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit, Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project offers a timely reminder of the importance of the protection of human rights. As such, Ballet Austin’s performances are the culminating events of a three-month community-wide human rights focus and Holocaust education partnership that promotes awareness of the work in our community for the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through performances, arts education and public dialogue. $25. – $95. 8pm. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

November 3
Comedy
Steven Wright
Known for his slow, monotone delivery of ironic but clever jokes and one-liners, this New York native is a man of many talents. Wright began his comic career at the age of 23 and has appeared in movies, TV sitcoms like “Mad About You” and several hit HBO specials. His album “I Have a Pony” was nominated for a GRAMMY, and he was voted one of the top 50 comedians by The Comedian’s Comedian, while ranking in the top 25 of Comedy Central’s greatest stand up comedians of all time. His success, says the New York Times, “rests on the simplest of foundations: one man on a stage, his face and voice devoid of expression, delivering a steady stream of surreal riffs on the inherent absurdity of the universe and the infinite slipperiness of language.” With memorable one-liners like “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” and “I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize,” you won’t want to miss his latest round of fresh and funny bits when Steven Wright plays the Parker Playhouse. $37.50. 8pm. Parker Playhouse,
707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: stevenwright.com.

November 3
Social
Make-A-Wish Ball
Tonight is the 18th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball chaired by Shareef Malnik of The Forge. This year’s  theme is inspired by India’s vibrant colors, animated street markets, opulent soirees and jubilant Bollywood music. Melanie Amaro, first season winner of The X Factor and South Florida native, will perform.   In its 17-year history, the Ball has raised more than $10.7 million, enough to grant wishes for more than 2,300 children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Ball’s leaders – affectionately known as the “Three Amigos” – Malnik, Robert Hill  and Norman Wedderburn have together made each Ball an impactful, memorable occasion. Celebrity auctioneer Gabrielle Anwar will return to the podium to spark a bidding war for an extravagant array of live auction items, including an ultra-rare Hermès “Cape Cod” diamond-and-ruby watch valued at $33,450 and donated by Mark and Robin Levinson of Levinson Jewelers. The watch will be coupled with a once-in-a-lifetime personalized tour of the La Montre Hermès factory in Switzerland, with airfare and first-class lodging included. The president of Hermès will be on-hand to present the prize to the winning bidder. For the fifth consecutive year, Nightclub Vice Chairman Michael Capponi of The Capponi Group will spearhead the official Ball after-party at the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub. The after party will come to life with a fashion show by Traver Rains, who will debut his Bollywood-inspired Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. $100. For info: makeawishball.com or 954.967.9474.

November 3
Lecture
Backyard Citrus & Tropical Fruit
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Collins Canal by biking, strolling, kayaking, or paddling the canal starting at the Band Shell on Dade Blvd. and Washington Ave. Music, food trucks, and a lecture at the Garden given by Chris Rollins, the Director of the Florida Fruit and Spice Park. The lecture will include a taste test of the different foods discussed, so you can taste for yourself the reason why you should be picking out a spot on your property for that new avocado tree. Lecture 10am. Free. 4pm. Miami Beach garden, For info:

November 3
Festival
Wings Over Homestead 
The United States Air Force Thunderbird’s F-16 demonstration team will be tearing through the skies over Homestead Air Reserve Base. This family friendly event is FREE and open to the public. 8am. – 4:30pm. Homestead Air Reserve Base, 29050 Coral Sea Blvd; Miami. For info: wingsoverhomestead.com/logistics or 305-375-8881

November 3
Books
30th Anniversary Party
Chefs Allen Suser, Bernie Matz, michelle Bernstein, Norman Van Aiken, Douglas Rodriguez, Thomas Buckley, Ane Ng, Steve Haas and Cindy Hutson will be a part of the Books and Books’ 30th Anniversary Party and will provide Signature dishes for the bash. 7pm-9pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 3
Lecture
The Story of the Guayabera: Fact and Fiction
Join the curators of The Guayabera: A Shirt’s Story for an exploration of the myths, popular beliefs and known facts surrounding the guayabera’s history. Travel to Cuba, Mexico and beyond as the curators chronicle both their international research activities and the intriguing story of the iconic garment. $8. 1pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1492 or historymiami.org

November 3
Kids
Family Fest: Miami Music Project
Kids will create a Crayola box and a musical instrument. Selected Miami-Dade County Public School students will perform their spoken word pieces on the Plaza. The theme for the day is harmony. 11:30am – 2pm. Thomson Plaza fir the Arts. Also on is a family-friendly performance will be a highlight of the Light / The Holocaust and Humanity Project. This one hour Miami Music Project orchestral concert celebrates children, youth and the power of music to bring freedom, hope and harmony to the world. The Miami Choral Academy will sing “Ode to Joy.” Free. 1:30pm. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info:  arshtcenter.org/light

November 3
Tour
Teenagers of Yesterday: Baby Boomer Bus
Join Dr. Paul George for a fun trip down Memory Lane. Go back to a time when WQAM radio in the DuPont Building always played Elvis Presley; to drive in theaters, jukeboxes, and lunch counter soda fountains; to Bradshaw’s Barber Shop that offered duck A’s and flattops; to teenage hangouts like Shirley’s by Miami High and Faeder’s on Coral Way; to the best make-out spots in yesterday’s Miami. Stop at the Dairy Queen for a snack. Advance reservations and payment required. 10am – 1pm. $45. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1492 or historymiami.org

November 3
Music
Season Opening Concert
SoBe Arts Chamber Ensemble will open their season with a concert. The program includes Air from Water Music, George Friderick Handel; Irish Eyes are Smiling (1912), Ernest H. Hall; Barcarolle (Venetian canal music) from Tales of Hoffman, Jacques Offenbach; Drunken Sailor, Irish Traditional; Sorcerer’s Apprentice (excerpt), Paul Dukas; River from Blue album, Joni Mitchell; New Rag (1912), Scott Joplin; and Alla Hornpipe from Water Music, George Friderick Handel. Musician sinclude Flute – Anthea Kechley, Oboe – Joseph Peters, Clarinet – Jason Shafer, Horn 1 – Lluis Soldevila, Horn 2 – Daniel Quintero, Trumpet – Aaron Norlund, Violin 1 – Bogdan (Ben) Chruszcz, Violin 2 – Jane Choi, Viola – Carl St. Jacques, Cello – Kameron Cole, Bass – Lee Philip, Conductor – Robert Chumbley, Music Arranger – Carson Kievman. 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Free. The Bandshell at SoBe Arts, 2100 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. For info: sobearts.org

November 3
Sport
Red Bull Flugtag
More than 85,000 Downtown Miami residents and visitors will watch as pigs fly – in the form of bacon anyway – as Red Bull Flugtag makes its way back to Miami. Defending champions, the Magic Carpet Ride, are back to defend their soaring 2010 title to fly the farthest against some wacky flight crews – including the Bacon Soldiers, Banana Pelada, Angry Flamingos, Space Cadets, $2.50 and Tobacco Road’s Band of Road Warriors – before splashing into the sea below. 31 teams demonstrated the most creative, innovative crafts, and were chosen to fly. The first craft is set to take flight off a 30-foot high ramp in a 30-second skit to win over the judges and crowd. After the last team takes off, the awards ceremony will follow, when the Red Bull Flugtag Miami winner and the People’s Choice winner will be crowned. 2pm. Free.
Bayfront Park, 301 North Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: redbullflugtagusa.com

November 4
Tour
Española Way Walk
Explore the Historic Spanish Village with Dr. Paul George Learn how the picturesque area, modeled after Mediterranean villages of Spain and France, was originally built as a destination for Miami Beach’s wealthy, but was also a gambling area for notorious criminals like Al Capone, who played at the Clay Hotel. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. 9am – 11am. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1492 or historymiami.org

November 4
Lecture
Artist-to-Artist
The Museum of Contemporary Art brings viewers Artist-to-Artist, an exciting new television series featuring some of the world’s most intriguing contemporary artists. Over the course of four, half-hour episodes, Artist-to-Artist will offer viewers insight into the practices of such artists as Tracey Emin, Malcolm Morley, David Salle, Mark Handforth and Shinique Smith along with 12 other renowned artists from the United States and abroad. Watch as the artists discuss their work, contemporary culture, and Miami’s remarkable emergence as an international art center, in this intimate exchange of ideas. Artists featured in the series are (in alphabetical order): Daniel Arsham, Tracey Emin, Naomi Fisher, Dara Friedman, Mark Handforth, Ragnar Kjartansson, Isaac Julien, Malcolm Morley, Jorge Pantoja, Enoc Perez, Richard Phillips, Jack Pierson, Matthew Ritchie, David Salle, Magnus Sigurdarson, and Shinique Smith. Tonight’s episode is Love, Literally, featuring: Tracey Emin, Isaac Julien and Jack Pierson. 6pm. WPBT2 Miami. For info: 305 893 6211 or mocanomi.org

November 4
Music
Carmina Burana
Primal rhythms and soaring melodies make Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana a thriller and an audience favorite. Used in countless movies and commercials, this 20th century masterpiece starts off with a bang, riveting audience members to their seats and taking them for an unforgettable ride. With texts based on love, lust, drinking and springtime, Carmina Burana bridges the classical and rock genres for wide appeal. The final performance of Festival Miami 2012 featuring the Master Chorale of South Florida, Florida Singing Sons Boychoir, University of Miami Frost Symphony Orchestra, Frost Chorale and soloists. 4pm. $35 – $80. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

November 4
Music
Satie Plus Six
Chamber Music 1920s France was fertile ground for creativity and musical innovation, led by Erik Satie and the composers known as “Les Six.” Join the NWS Fellows and baritone Randall Scarlata as they explore the works of these revolutionary artists. Program is Satie: Three Little Stuffed Pieces, Auric: Three Interludes, Honegger: Rhapsody, Milhaud: Percussion Concerto, Durey: Three Short Pieces, Tailleferre: Piano and Trio, Poulenc: The Masked Ball. 2pm. New World Center, 500 17th St; Miami Beach $14. For info: nws.edu

November 8
Music
Macy Gray
Two-time Grammy and MTV Music Award winner Macy Gray can do it all!  A spectacularly gifted songwriter and dazzling one-of-a-kind singer, Gray has forged her own inimitable, instantly recognizable sound with music that leaps from alternative rock, exuberant disco, and hip-hop  to retro jazz, moody pop and experimental soul. One of the most distinctive performers on the soul/ R&B scene since scoring a stunning success with her debut album, On How Life Is, in the late ‘90s, Gray has worked with a who’s who of music greats, including Justin Timberlake, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and Natalie Cole. Her singular vision extends to the screen, too, with songs featured in scores of movies and TV soundtracks ( Shrek the Third, Spiderman, “The Office” ), live appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and dramatic performances in hits such as For Colored Girls, the Denzel Washington hit Training Day, and  the soon-to-be-released steamy Miami melodrama, The Paperboy, opposite Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, and Zac Efron, directed by the Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels (Precious). Her latest album, Covered, is a stunning new collection of re-imagined covers drawn largely from hits by indie rock bands such as My Chemical Romance, Arcade Fire and Radiohead, but also including classics by The Eurythmics and Metallica. 8:30pm. $35 – $100. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

November 6
Theatre
Million Dollar Quartet
Direct from Broadway Million Dollar Quartet is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame. 8pm. $29.50 -  $109.50. Broward Center,  201 Southwest 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

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