November 21 to November 28

November 21
Film
Cinema Green: Surviving Progress
Technological advancement, economic development, population increase – are they signs of a thriving society? Or too much of a good thing? Featuring powerful arguments from such visionaries as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, and Stephen Hawking, Surviving Progress, the enlightening and visually spectacular film explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through the major progress traps facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment. Shown in partnership with ECOMB’s Cinema Green Series. 7pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

November 21
Social
Mystery Dates Kick-Off
Join the MOCA Shaker’s as they Kick-Off Mystery Dates with a stylish cocktail party to launch ticket sales for MOCA’s annual fundraiser supporting exhibitions of emerging artists. MOCA’s Mystery Dates Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Featuring DJ’s Ess & Emm. Radio Bar, Miami Beach – 814 1st St; Miami Beach. For info: mocanomi.org

November 22
Film
Polyester
Part of the month long retrospective of the worlds most beloved b-movie queen, the incomparable Divine, comes Polyester, a black comedy, which is sedate only by the standards of his previous work. Francine Fishpaw is a housewife whose life has become a living hell. Her husband Elmer runs a porno theater (currently showing the classic My Burning Bush) and is having an affair with secretary Sandra, a vision of sleaze in Bo Derek-style cornrow braids who informs Elmer, “Children would only get in the way of our erotic lifestyle!” Francine has two teenage children, Dexter, who likes to sniff glue and stomp on women’s feet, and Lulu, a brazen slut who hangs out with overage juvenile delinquent Bobo and gleefully anticipates her next abortion. Francine’s best friend, Cuddles, is a slightly insane heiress who is somehow convinced she’s a debutante. Francine’s life has become so miserable that her dog commits suicide rather than witness it, but a light appears on the horizon — Todd Tomorrow, the handsome and dashing owner of a local drive-in specializing in art films (their current bill is a Margurerite Duras triple feature), with whom Dawn enters into a torrid affair. The Divine retrospective is being run in anticipation of the release of the stellar new documentary film I Am Divine, opening at O Cinema on Nov 29th. Celebrate highlights from Divine’s successful cinematic collaboration with John Waters each Friday and Saturday night at 11pm throughout the month of November. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St;  Miami. For info: o-cinema.org

November 22
Music
Eagles
The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform classics spanning their career, including some that have never been performed live, as well as songs featured in History of the Eagles, the band’s acclaimed, top-selling documentary. 8pm. $51.75 – $179.75. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: livenation.com

November 22
Theater
Anna in the Tropics
Set in 1929 in Tampa, Anna in the Tropics, this now-classic drama showcases the plight of a community of cigar factory workers facing pressures from the mechanization of the cigar industry. The story focuses on a lector – a person hired to read to workers in the factory. He is presumably the latest of his breed as eminent industrialization is making his work obsolete. The personal struggles of the characters unfold as Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is read in the factory, creating a narrative that elegantly blurs distinctions between art and life. This highly charged work explores themes immigration, conflicts about new technologies and lost traditions and the longing for passions beyond one’s reach. 8:30pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: fundarte.us

November 22
Film
3 Killas y un Kiwi
The Garden is proud to partner with the South Florida Surfriders, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the oceans waves and beaches through anti-plastic campaigns, beach cleanups, legislation reform and more. Join the Surfrider Foundation as they kick off the new season with an outdoor screening of 3 Killas y un Kiwi, a kickstarter film highlighting pro female surfers from Latin America, including Sofia Mulanovich, the first Peruvian ever to win an Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour event. The filmmaker will be attending this Miami premiere, along with two of the surfers in the film. 7pm – 10pm. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

November 22
Film
Herb and Dorothy 50 X 50
It all began in a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. A world-class contemporary art collection built by a postal clerk and a librarian that outgrew its modest home, has now spread throughout America. Herb and Dorothy 50 X 50, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Herb and Dorothy, tells the story of a remarkable new chapter in the life of the legendary art collecting couple, Herb and Dorothy Vogel, through their historical gift project, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States. The Gallery, one of the largest art institutions in the country and where the Vogel collection was supposed to find its permanent home, found that the abundance of work was more than they can handle. And so the national gift project, which will distribute 50 works to each of the 50 states, was launched as a creative and unprecedented solution. The story of the 50X50 gift project, one of the largest and the most significant philanthropic projects in American art history, is not just about the values of art collecting. It also reflects the far reaching impact of the Vogel’s humanitarian work, and the power of experimenting with a democratic process in the art world. 7pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

November 22
Music
Gladys Knight
One of the great soul singers, Gladys Knight was a performer from her childhood years, forming the Pips with her brother Merald and a couple cousins. Knight didn’t hit her commercial stride until she moved to Motown in 1966. Steeped in the gospel tradition, like so many soul singers, Knight & the Pips developed into one of Motown’s most dependable acts. In 1973, Knight had her biggest Motown hit with Neither One of Us, which made number two on the charts. The group members were briefly superstars in 1973-1974, reeling off the smashes Midnight Train to Georgia Knight soon moved toward an easy listening, adult contemporary direction, one that she’s maintained to this day. Now performing separately from the Pips (who have retired), she released At Last, an album of urban R&B; One Voice, a gospel set; and Before Me, an album of jazz standards. 8pm. $54 – $74. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or 954-797-5531.

November 23
Shop
Gilt City Miami Warehouse Sale
Do not miss tonight’s Gilt City Miami Warehouse Sale + Infiniti Q50 Launch event. The Gilt City Warehouse Sale brings what Vogue has called the online shopping phenomenon to Miami. The fun and legendary sale features Gilt’s top designer brands—from men’s and women’s fashion to home accessories, kids goods and more— all at up to 90% off retail prices.  For women expect to score fashion from Zac Posen, Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera and more.  And for men – John Varvatos, Paul Smith, and GANT to name a few.  Fashion-lovers will be able to search through racks of fabulous dresses, jackets, sweaters, skirts, denim, suits, coats, tees and tanks.  And for those who love accessories – you’ll find handbags, bangles, boots, pumps, sneakers, belts, sunglasses and more. New this year, Gilt.com has partnered with Infiniti to offer a pair of all-new 2014 Q50 sedans designed exclusively by Thom Browne and Zac Posen.  The two custom tailored vehicles will be on showcase within special concept rooms at the sale. The two custom designed vehicles will be available for purchase exclusively on Gilt. Ice Palace Films Studios, 59 NW 14th St; Miami. For info: gilt.com/miamiwhs

November 22
Tour
Bayfront Fountain to Miami River
Talk a walk with a HistoryMiami guide along the art and architecture lined confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay. Learn more about Miami’s history from ancient to modern times. Advanced reservations and payment suggested. 10am – 12pm. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

November 22
Music
Luis Bofill
Luis Bofill cuban singer,  launched his career in the late 70’s during the Mov. de la Nueva Trova as a member of the “Cuba Nueva” a group that played traditional Cuban music, after graduating from the Conservatorio de Canto and the Universidad de La Habana. In 1981 he won a prestigious award as a solo artist in Todo el mundo canta a national TV program that lead him to give performances in theatres, clubs, TV programs and tour the country. He then participated, and won, in many music and theatre festivals such as the Enrique Mantici song competition, the Antonio Ma Romeu popular music competition and the Plaza Vieja theatre festival. Also Featuring Cortadito Miami’s Own Special Blend. $10. PAX, 337 SW 8th St; Miami. For info: paxmiami.com

November 22
Film
Narco Cultura
From war photographer Shaul Schwarz comes Narco Cultura, an explosive look at the drug cartels’ pop culture influence on both sides of the border as experienced by an LA narcocorrido singer dreaming of stardom and a Juarez crime scene investigator on the front line of Mexico’s Drug War. To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become iconic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by an addiction to money, drugs, and violence. $10.50. 7pm. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St; Wynwood. For info: 305-571-9970 or ocinema.org.

November 22
Book Fair
Anjelica Huston
When Academy Award winning actress Anjelica Huston, the daughter of legendary film director John Huston, was growing up, her home was visited by the likes of Carson McCullers, Marlon Brando, Peter O’Toole, and John Steinbeck. And then, things became really interesting.  In her memoir, A Story Lately Told:  Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York, Huston presents her charmed, enviable–and unconventional–life. Her story takes readers through her childhood growing up on an estate in Ireland, to her life as a teenager in London during the heyday of its music scene, to her modeling career, and her first experiences in acting.  Join Huston for an evening of stories, brilliantly told, by this talented and fascinating woman tonight at the Miami Book Fair. 8pm. $40. Chapman Conference Center, 300 NE Second Ave; Miami. For info: miamibookfair.com

November 22
Theater
My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy!
My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy! is Brad Zimmerman’s hysterical and bittersweet tale of his 29 year struggle to make it in New York as an actor and comedian, while temporarily waiting tables to make a living.  His stories about family, career, childhood and a misbegotten love life are as warm and poignant as they are hilarious! Through December 15. 8pm. Stage Door Theatre, 500 71st St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.397.8977 or miamibeachstage.org

November 22
Music
SoBe Arts American Music Tribute to J.F.K.
Join SoBe Institute of the Arts for Part 2 of their 2nd American Masterworks and New Music Series on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. The tribute will feature music from Tchaikovsky, Samuel Barger, Paul Simon and Leonard Bernstein. $15. 8pm. Sobe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: sobearts.org

November 22
Lecture
McKenzie Wark
McKenzie Wark discusses the role of technology in popular culture and fine art production today. Wark is a professor of media and cultural studies at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College in New York City. He works primarily on media theory, critical theory and new media and is the author of A Hacker Manifesto and Dispositions. Moderated by Gean Moreno who is a Miami-based artist and theoretician, and the founder of [name] publications. His writing appears regularly in the e-Flux journal. 7pm. $10. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami. For info: 305-893-6211.

November 23
Performance
Ballet & Music
Founded as the All-Miami Youth Symphony by Robert Strassburg in 1958, the GMYS was created to foster a love of music in young people and to enrich the cultural life of the community. They will perform today with the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet. 11am.. Miami Beach Public Library, 227 22 St; Miami Beach. For info: gmys.org

November 23
Music
Uma Galera
What started out as a unique jam project, Uma Galera became a sound made up of 7 different cultures and styles from all over the world. Formed from a mix of long time friendships to quick first glance love & chemistry, the band expresses and lives strongly through the global message of unity and peace. It’s focuses are on bringing to the stage an amazing sound experience, combined with a fun performance for every crowd-member to enjoy. With trippy chill-out soul grooves to tons of jump-on-your-feet tunes, Uma Galera has something for everyone. Inspired by a mix of cultures, styles, and rhythms, with band members from Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Brazil, Cuba, and Colombia, the band is among the new generation of musicians giving birth to new soul & world music. Ska, funk, Jazz, Cumbia, Samba, Reggae, Salsa, Candombe, Punk, Rock, Hip-Hop, Bossa Nova, and Blues are just some of the styles that Uma Galera incorporates into their music performances. And the band does not limit their sound, as they also interpret a wide range of covers from many of their favorite new and old artists such as, Amy Winehouse, James Brown, Bob Marley, Adele, Franz Ferdinand & Pink Floyd. In Brazil, the word Galera first meant the most popular place in a football stadium” and where the coolest and most excited fans went to, today it means “A big group of friends. They will play live tonight. 10pm. $5 – $10. PAX, 337 S.W. 8th St; Miami. For info: paxmiami.com

November 23
Workshop
McKenzie Wark
Workshop with McKenzie Wark and Gean Moreno. Local artists engage in an open discussion addressing issues of critique and media theory introduced in the previous evening’s lecture. Conversation is structured around modes of artistic production. 2pm. Free. The Lab, 400 NW 26th St;    Miami. For info: thelabmiami.com

November 23
Music
Sibelius 2
Osmo Vänskä returns to lead the New World Symphony in Sibelius’ Second Symphony, often associated with the fight for Finnish independence. The program also features the return of young Spaniard Javier Perianes performing Chopin’s raving, soulful First Piano Concerto. 7:30pm. Free. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

November 23
Tour
Pelican Harbor to Miami River Eco-Boat
Enjoy an exciting ride on the Pelican Harbor catamaran ferry with eco-historian Frank Schena. Dolphins and manatees may be visible as you cruise past the islands of the bay and continue to the mouth of the Miami River. Advanced reservations and payment required. 10am – 12:30pm. $40. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

November 23
Festival
Miami Reggae Fest
Miami Reggae Fest will showcase 10 bands from 9 nations coming together to raise awareness and treat music lovers to a full day of international sounds. Joining Jamaican reggae progeny Stephen “Ragga” Marley on the lineup are Tiken Jah Fakoly from Africa’s Ivory Coast, Cultura Profética from Puerto Rico, Natiruts from Brazil, Midnite from St. Croix USVI, Gondwana from Chile, Black Slate & Carroll Thompson from the United Kingdom, Bachaco from Venezuela and Causion from Antigua. The event also features DJ performances from Don One Musical Showcase, Cornerstone Sounds & DJ Majestic plus MC Lance O of Kulcha Shok Muzik. Miami Reggae Festival is a family-friendly event featuring an artisan village of visual arts and handicrafts; various culinary vendors; an Artecology Experience, offering interactive games for kids about sustainability, healthy living seminars and workshops, including Aeroga Yoga in the Park from 11 am – 12:30 pm, a bike valet, and so much more. 1pm – 11pm. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd; Coconut Grove. For info: rockersmovement.com

November 23
Film
21st Century Man: Le Joli Mai
Long unavailable in the U.S. and a major work in the oeuvre of filmmaker Chris Marker, the film Le Joli Mai premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2013, 50 years after the film first premiered there. It was created according to the wishes of Marker, supervised by the film’s cinematographer and co-director, Pierre Lhomme. Le Joli Mai is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May 1962, the first springtime of peace after the ceasefire with Algeria and the first time in 23 years that France was not involved in any war. It is a film with several thousand actors including a poet, a student, an owl, a housewife, a stockbroker, a competitive dancer, two lovers, General de Gaulle and several cats. 5:45pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

November 23
Book Fair
Chef Norman Van Aken
Chef Norman Van Aken, author of No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken, shares his fascinating journey to culinary stardom. There will be a live cooking demonstration and tasting. His memoir spans twenty-plus years and nearly as many jobs—including the fateful job advertised in the local paper for a short-order cook: no experience necessary. The story takes readers from the graveyard shift at an all-night barbeque joint to a James Beard award finalist for best restaurant in America. Van Aken, considered one of the founders of New America cuisine, is the Chef and Director of Restaurants at The Miami Culinary Institute as well as the Chef-Owner of Norman’s at the Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lake, Orlando. He will read from and sign his book today at the Miami Book Fair. 1pm. $15. Wine Theatre @ Miami Culinary Institute, 415 N.E. Second Ave; Miami. For info: miamibookfair.com

November 23
Music
Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae will showcase  her new album, The Electric Lady, tonight at the Fillmore. The album, is full of soulful, passionate, stylish pop rock. Monae had some key assists throughout The Electric Lady from some iconic figures such as Prince and Erykah Badu. The former helps knock the sensual single Give ’Em What They Love out of the park. Esperanza Spalding, Solange and Miguel also joined Monae in the studio. Other highlights include the Jackson 5-esque Can’t Live Without Your Love and Q.U.E.E.N., a duet with Badu. After making a mark with her first unofficial EP, The Audition, Monáe debuted with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). 8pm. $33.50 – $48.50. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com

November 23
Dance
Tango Fire
Twelve exquisitely skilled dancers, a quartet of musicians and a tango singer provide a sultry evening of tango entertainment that will make hearts race. Tango Fire’s choreography director, German Cornejo, known to American audiences from his recent appearance on Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s Q’Viva!, brings this new production to North America. 8pm. $27.50 – $48.50. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

November 23
Kids     
Family Day
The Frost Art Museum Kenan-Flagler Discovery Gallery re-opens today and welcomes families, young artists, and students of all ages to a refreshed and renewed center that makes the visual arts accessible and fun. Frost-me stations entice kids to explore museum exhibits and collections, and expose them to the visual arts in creative, innovative ways that expand a child’s sense of who they are, and heightens their awareness of the world around them. The new gallery is designed by Architecture Is Fun to be worthy of a child’s curiosity and the admiration of adults. Children will be able to discover the museum while enjoying food, and activities such as art projects, face painting, and music. Roxy’s Theatre Group will lead a discovery tour of the museum with Dr. Frans and Dr. Hans. 1pm – 4pm. Free. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami. For info: thefrost.fiu.edu

November 23
Workshop
Going Bananas!
Are you bananas for bananas? Have you ever thought about starting your own crop, or experimenting with a plant or two on your balcony? Join us in our monthly learning series for a seminar on growing bananas with Ian Maguire. Maguire is a Homestead, Florida native and the owner of Maguire’s farm, a one-acre banana farm established in 2008. He works full time as a biological scientist for Dr. Aaron Palmateer’s Florida Extension Plant Diagnostic Clinic. Maguire’s discussion on bananas will cover the basics of starting a small banana farm, description of cultivars, banana biology, marketing and challenges of growing this tasty crop in South Florida. Banana flavored munchies and samples of banana beer will be passed around during the seminar. 10am -  Noon. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

November 23
Music
Distant Worlds, Music From Final Fantasy
In its anticipated South Florida premiere, Distant Worlds, Music From Final Fantasy will wow fans with a stirring symphonic concert featuring music from the renowned video game series. Fresh off the 25th anniversary Final Fantasy celebration, this concert boasts the iconic music from the entire series as well as a special performance of Final Fantasy VI: Dark World, featuring Japanese video game composer Nobuo Uematsu as keyboard soloist and Grammy Award-winning music director Arnie Roth as violin soloist. Also highlighted on this incredible program are powerful guest solo performances by beloved and longtime Final Fantasy vocalist Susan Calloway. With a massive ensemble of musicians on stage, Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy is a multimedia feast for the senses. The concert’s unique multimedia experience combines thrilling big-screen images to match the soaring emotions of this powerful symphony orchestra performing music from the world-renowned video game series. 8pm. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arschtcenter.org

November 23
Dance
Sleeping Beauty
Celebrating its 25th season of bringing Ballet to South Florida audiences, Ft. Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty. Experience the timeless fairy tale of Princess Aurora’s awakening upon receiving the kiss of her true love as portrayed by the talented young ballet dancers. The dancers incredible 10 week journey from rehearsal to performance culminates in this celebrated ballet supported by gorgeous costumes, enchanted scenery and lighting. $25. 8pm. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Ft Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

November 23
Tour
Graphic Details
Meet Michael Kaminer, the journalist responsible for the exhibit, Graphic Details, as well as select artists whose work is in the show, during this exclusive tour. Hear about what has inspired their work, how Judaism plays a role in their lives, and why they chose to publicly reveal such personal and intimate details about themselves. $18. 7pm. Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.672.5044 or jmof.fiu.edu

November 24
Shop
Botanical Bazaar
Support your local economy and find everything you need and lots you don’t but want anyway, at the Botanical Bazaar. This annual fair held in the Garden features local artisans selling botanically themed and plant-derived wares such as body scrubs, candles, handmade paper, flowers and more. New this year a local band will play live music and a farmer’s market will feature fresh breads, jams, honey, granola, herbs, and salad greens from SoFla foodie favorites such as Zak the Baker and Laurie’s Pantry. There will also be a yoga class at 1pm. in the Banyan Room and food trucks selling hot lunchtime munchies. Leashed pets are encouraged. 11am – 4pm. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

November 24
Theater
Golden Dragon Acrobats
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. $34.50 & $39.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: 305-466-8002

November 24
Music
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, a duo from Seattle, Washington, have emerged as a premier international hip-hop group known for their electrifying live shows, expertly crafted music, and innovative music videos and media. They have broken new ground by independently releasing their debut full-length album, The Heist, which shot to the #1 slot on iTunes, debuted at #2 the Billboard charts and was certified Gold without the support of a traditional record label. They recently made Billboard history as the first duo to ever send their first two singles to #1 on the Hot 100 chart. 7:30pm. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: livenation.com

November 24
Tour
Wynwood History Graffiti Walk
Explore Wynwood and Design District with guide Emily Nostro. Hear the history of graffiti from the advent of written language to the Roman Empire to today. Tour stops include the Wynwood Tracks, Warehouse Penits, and the Wynwood Walls. Advanced reservations and payment required. 10am – 12pm. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

November 24
Book Fair
I’m in Miami, Bitch!: Street Art of Wynwood
I’m in Miami , Bitch!:  The Disappearing Street Art of Wynwood, is photographer Andrew Kaufman’s full-color pictorial record of the street art that has flourished with the rise of Art Basel, which has transformed a formerly run-down industrial zone into a quickly gentrifying arts mecca. Kaufman is an artist that doesn’t fit the mold of many of his contemporaries. He produces a tremendous amount of personal work, in every photographic and artistic format imaginable, and is really someone impossible to categorize. He has worked for magazines, ad agencies, art directors, graphic designers and collectors. His current clients include State Farm, The Home Depot, Rolling Stone, Leo Burnett, DBB, Marlboro, NFL, Time, Outside, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Arthur Frommer’s, Worth, Smithsonian, Audubon, Popular Mechanics, Golf Digest, and others. He will read from and sign his book today at the Miami Book Fair. $15. 4:30pm. Centre Gallery, (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365) MDC, 300 NE Second Ave; Miami. For info: miamibookfair.com

November 24
Festival
Recent Cinema From Spain III
In 50s, Madrid, Spain, a group of Argentinians loyal to the deposed president Peron plan a robbery to recover the jewels that used to belong to the president’s late wife Evita. Two heavily armed men wearing military outfits rob a famous jewellry store. They steal jewels worth millions, but one of the thieves is injured. Every newspaper carries the story; there hasn’t been a hold-up like this in over twenty years, it is “worthy of a film”. Director Eduard Cortes, starring Amaia Salamanca. Film followed by special concert with Juan Perro, former leader of Radio Futura. Short Film “Tryouts”, winner of Short Film Contest New Filmmakers from Spain Award, will play before Hold Up!” 7:30pm. $12. Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 East Flagler St; Miami. For info: gusman.org

November 25
Opera
Opera Scenes
NWSA Music Department Presents Opera Scenes – Opera Theatre Ensemble. Scenes from classic operas performed by the New World School of the Arts talented Opera Theatre Ensemble. 7:30pm. Free. 305-237-7855. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: colonytheatremiamibeach.com

November 26
Theater
The Book of Mormon
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” 8pm. $79.50 – $154.50. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954-522-5334 or  browardcenter.org

November 26
Books
Electric Living
Kolie Crutcher, the award-winning author of Electric Living–The Science Behind the Law of Attraction, will be holding an author presentation and book signing at Books & Books tonight. The Books & Books appearance is the last event of Crutcher’s week-long visit to South Florida. He will be in town to receive the 2013 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal in the Business/Finance category. Although much has been written about how the Law of Attraction works, Electric Living–The Science Behind the Law of Attraction details why it works–for good or bad. An electrical engineer by training, Crutcher applies his in-depth knowledge of engineering principles and practical engineering experience detailing why human beings become what they think about. Addressing classical and quantum physics, the conscious and subconscious mind, infinite intelligence and free will, the book gives readers a practical, step-by-step analysis for how to harness their thoughts and emotions so that the Law of Attraction will benefit them in their pursuit of success and vibrant living. Consciousness Creates. Earlier this year, Electric Living–The Science Behind the Law of Attraction was honored as “Best How-To Book” at the 2013 Great Southeast Book Festival in New Orleans. The book was also awarded in the categories of “Business: Motivational”, “Self-Help: Motivational”, and “Best New Self-Help Book” by USA Book News. Chinese, Korean, and Romanian foreign language rights have also been attained through publisher Bettie Youngs. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

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