November 7 to November 14

November 7
Theatre
Next to Normal
The City of Aventura proudly presents Slow Burn Theatre Company’s production of the Tony® and Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Next to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. It tells the story of a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact. The musical opened on Broadway in April 2009. It was nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards and won three: Best Original Score, Best Orchestration and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. $34.50 & $39.50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St;  Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

November 7
Music
Gin Blossoms
In late 80’s Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown hero’s of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona. Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars like Nirvana. Taking their name from a caption on a W.C. Fields photo, Gin Blossoms signed a record deal with A&M and recorded their first EP “Up And Crumbling” in 1991. But, it was not until their breakout record “New Miserable Experience” in 1992 that their rise to fame began. “New Miserable Experience” kept the band on the charts for almost 3 years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” Their blend of Pop & Rock, now known as Jangle-Pop, became a musical force that helped define the sound of 90’s radio. Their most recent album, 2010’s “No Chocolate Cake”, lands Gin’s back on the singles chart again with “Miss Disarray” and the album shot straight to # 1 on Amazon, hitting Billboard’s top 200 at # 73 and the Indie chart at #14. Over the years, Gin Blossoms have toured over 25 different Countries including a five city tour of Iraq in 2010. They hit South Florida tonight. 9pm. $50. Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave; Miami. For info: Magiccitycasino.com

November 7
Art
Game Over
Miami-based artist Typoe toys with this existential tug-o-war in his solo exhibition Game Over, addressing mortality with defiant visual exercises steeped in aggressive, bold colors and bone-dry wit. His shameless parodies of death and consumer culture in the shiny guises of Conceptualism (pioneered by artists such as Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, John Currin and the fraternal duo of Jake and Dinos Chapman) are inflated even further, nearly to the point of explosion. A classic ‘Twister’ board is enlarged to gigantic proportions by joining several of the color-spot plastic sheets together. A double entendre is loosed; citing Hirst’s interest in the visual qualities of pharmaceutical chemical compositions and the wry suggestiveness of sexual adventures made possible long after the innocence of the children’s game is faded. The show’s central work, where a classic ‘Have A Nice Day’ smiley face (which is actually a functional ‘piggy bank’) confronts a bleached skull, is a simultaneous battle cry and death wish. Facing death can be all at once funny, sad, terrifying and exhilarating, but at it’s core is simply two sides of the same element: life (in many cases, shaped to horde money) is death, death is life. 7 – 10pm. Spinello Projects, 2930 NW 7th Ave; Miami. For info: 786-271-4223 or info@spinelloprojects.com.

November 7
Books
Sabor!: A Passion for Cuban Cuisine
Sabor! offers a mouthwatering look at the food and flavors that make Cuba’s culinary heritage famous. The author’s unique wit and feisty voice weave the lively and spirited traditions of her family with classic recipes from the island of Cuba. Recipes are easy to read and follow, and are illustrated throughout with full-color photos. ¡Sabor! provides an intimate look at a culture that embraces food with the same enthusiasm it has for life—spicy, hot, and delectable, beginning with the “holy trinity” of Cuban cuisine (garlic, bell pepper, and Spanish onion) and moving on to a variety of delicious and authentic recipes. Ana Quincoces grew up in a Cuban household in Miami where she was routinely conscripted to help her mother in the kitchen, which eventually led to her passion for the art of cooking that she shares with her family and friends. She is the latest addition to Bravo’s hit show The Real Housewives of Miami.  Ana lives in sunny Miami. Author Quincoces Rodriguez will discuss her book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 7
Film
Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War
This film tells the dramatic story of Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha’s courageous mission to rescue Jews in Nazi Europe during World War II. Discussion to follow. Please RSVP in advance. 7pm. Free. Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.672.5044 or jmof.fiu.edu

November 8
Style
Fashion Show
Join Macy’s Aventura, the American Diabetes Association and Season 9, Fan Favorite of ABC’s The Bachelorette, Michael G, for a fun-filled evening. Michael G. will serve as our celebrity host for a fashion show featuring the best looks for the upcoming gala, ball and holiday season. Representatives from the American Diabetes Association’s Miami-Dade Chapter will serve as runway models. Following the fashion show, meet Michael G., receive a rose and pose with him for a picture. Plus, spend $100 or more in the Social Dresses Department and receive a special gift. November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Support the American Diabetes Association during the event by making a donation to the organization. Representatives from the Miami-Dade Chapter will be on-site to collect donations. 6pm. Macy’s Aventura, Fashion Store, Level 2, Social Dress Dept., 19535 Biscayne Blvd; Aventura. For info:

November 8
Film
Camille Claudel 1915
In Camille Claudel 1915, Juliette Binoche gives a mesmerizing performance as Auguste Rodin’s protégé (and later mistress), and sister of the Christian/mystic poet Paul Claudel. Inspired by the correspondence between Paul and Camille, writer/director Bruno Dumont (Humanité, La Vie de Jesus) focuses on Camille Claudel’s struggle to find understanding and recognition as an artist – and the moments before her brother’s visit while she is confined to a mental institution. Shot in a real psychiatric asylum, Bruno Dumont brings together a supporting cast comprised of real-life patients and their actual nurses that, alongside Binoche, create an emotionally intense ensemble – and a rare cinematic experience. While the camera rarely ventures outside of her prison’s thick walls, the story of Camille Claudel’s 29-year confinement is in itself a tale of defiance against social norms – and a testament to the power of creativity and fortitude. (In French with English subtitles). 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

November 8
Comedy
Stand Up for Nicholas
Charitable event Stand Up for Nicholas from comedy troupe The Have Nots. Performing stand up live for one-night only with featured comedian Dominic Perenzin. Also performing are Lisa Corrao, John Wynn, Eric Dasilva, Ramon Garcia, Eric Gil, and Ronni Kahlil. 8:30pm. $20. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com

November 8
Music
Krewella: Get Wet Live Tour
Krewella is a dance music group from Chicago, formed in 2007. Groupmembers include Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf and Rain Man. Their EP, Play Hard was released exclusively on Beatport followed by an iTunes release. Their debut album, Get Wet, was released on the 24th of September, 2013 which their show in Miami tonight is to promote. Their musical style draws upon house, dubstep and drum and bass. A blend of self-produced electro house and dubstep, with influences of many other EDM styles. Krewella has headlined at EDM festivals around the globe including Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Stereosonic[9] and Spring Awakening. These live performances earned the 2012 International Dance Music Award for “Best Breakthrough Artist. Supporting act: Seven Lions. 9pm. $27. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com

November 8
Comedy
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan is a stand up comedian, cast member on the hit series 30 Rock, past Saturday Night Live cast member and all around funny dude. He’s also in the 2008 movie “First Sunday” with Ice Cube. Tracy Morgan’s past “SNL” characters include Astronaut Jones, Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet, Bronx resident Dominican Lou, Reggie Owens of “Wong and Owens: Ex-Porn Stars,” “Good Morning With Liza!” sidekick Captain Munclair Vanderhousen III, Tate Witherspoon of the tough-talking law firm Russell & Tate, Uncle Jemima’s Mash Liquor and “Judge Judy” bailiff Bert. He will be in Miami to do a one-night stand up routine. 8:30pm. $50. Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave; Miami. For info: Magiccitycasino.com

November 8
Social
The 73rd Annual Ramble
Celebrate seven decades of South Florida history at Fairchild’s 73rd Annual Ramble. The Ramble is South Florida’s most loved garden party.  Experience the blend of old and new with art, antiques, rare books, a farmers market, the largest plant sale in South Florida and much more. Offered at this year’s Ramble: Plant sale, Antiques and Collectibles, a Green design and furniture show,  Garden & Artist Marketplace, Old & Rare Books, Delicious Food, Live Music, Farmer’s  Greenmarket with a Herb booth, Garden of Chocolate, Nell’s Tea Garden, Kid Way, and a Science Trail. $25. 9:30am – 4:30pm. Fairchild, 10901 Old Cutler Rd; Coral Gables. For info: fairchildgarden.org

November 8
Dance
Siempre Flamenco
Corazon y Alma (Heart and Soul ) is an exciting and authentic flamenco show dedicated to preserving the art of flamenco in a fresh and engaging performance. The trilogy of guitar, song and dance are in constant dialogue, and the spontaneity of conversation is interpreted in the language of flamenco. The audience becomes witness to the vast array of human emotions that are expressed through flamenco, and are thus transcended in time as they partake in a moment of flamenco life. The company will offer a retrospective of flamenco dance styles; from intimate solo expressions to intricate group compositions, colored with castanets, shawls and fans.  Corazon y Alma  will delight and exhilarate young and old. The depth of human emotion expressed is timeless and crosses all ethnic cultures and experiences. 8:30pm. South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5318 or smdcac.org

November 8
Film
Ticket To Ride
Put on your ski goggles, fill your lungs with ice-cold air and experience the ride of your life. Ticket To Ride, the newest installment of Warren Miller’s legendary film series, takes ski and snowboard fans on an action-packed ride to the world’s most exotic destinations including The Alaskan Tordrillos, Switzerland’s Jungfrau and Iceland’s Troll Peninsula. The skiers and riders as diverse as the mountainous terrain with World Cup champions, famous ski mountaineers and veterans of the park and pike. Get an exhilarating dose of cold weather excitement without leaving the warm comfort of South Florida. Meet Keely Kelleher, Descente athlete, former US Ski Team member and big mountain skier featured in Warren Miller’s movie, Ticket to Ride. 8:30pm. $12. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave;  Fort Lauderdale. For info: warrenmiller.com

November 8
Music
Brian McKnight
As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 13 albums to date, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.  In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. McKnight stepped into Broadway with a successful run as Billy Flynn in Chicago. He was also a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice” and is currently touring nationwide in the JeCaryous Johnson play “Cheaper to Keep Her” with Vivica A. Fox. Musiq Soulchild & Avant to open. 7:30pm. $59 – $79. Hardrock Live, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

November 8
Tour
Bayfront Fountain to Miami River Walk
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. Book your City Tour. 10am – 12pm. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

November 8
Festival
Miami short Film
With over 700 submissions from all corners of the globe, 113 short films (under 20 minutes) have been chosen to screen in The 12th Annual Miami short Film Festival. This season, when the curtains rise on Opening Night to kick off the week-long packed screening schedule, patrons of the Miami short Film Festival will be privy to a taste of a virtual cinematic smorgasbord.  The subsequent seven days this November will feature 23 screenings, each consisting of 4-10 films threaded thematically to create a powerhouse eighty minutes. Please visit the web site for films, screening dates and times. Miami Beach Cinemetheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach and North Beach Bandshell, 7300 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamishortfilmfestival.com

November 8
Social
Limo To Lunch
Limo to Lunch is a unique and fun afternoon that starts in Neiman Marcus in The Village of Merrick Park and combines great food, mystery, limo rides, and a reception. Starting at 10:30am guests enjoy lite brunch bites and informal modeling on the second level of the store. After selecting an envelope that tells the driver where to go, guests ride in limos that take them to that restaurant for a sumptuous luncheon prepared especially for them. This is the mystery part of the event—no one knows what restaurant they are going to until they arrive. After lunch guests return to Neiman’s to pick up a special gift from Neiman Marcus. Proceeds go to Florida Heart Research Institute. $200. Neiman Marcus, Merrick Park, 390 San Lorenzo Ave; Coral Gables. For info: floridaheart.org or 305-674-3020.

November 8
Festival
La Vida Boheme
La Vida Bohème is an alternative independent band from Caracas, Venezuela, formed by Rafael Perez, Daniel De Sousa, Sebastian Ayala, and Henry D’Arthenay in late 2006 and mid 2007. The band takes influence from late ’80s punk, disco, funk, electronic music, jazz, salsa, reggae and dance music. Their first recording is a self-titled EP that includes three songs. La Vida Bohéme is Henry D’Arthenay (guitar and lead singer), Rafael Pérez (bass guitar and vocals), Daniel de Sousa (guitar and vocals) Sebastián Ayala (drummer and vocals). 10pm. $20. PAX, 337 S.W. 8th St; Miami. For info: paxmiami.com or 305-64- 5847.

November 8
Kids
In the Heights
In The Heights tells the universal story of a vi¬brant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three gen¬erations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, pressures; where the biggest struggles can be deciding which tradi¬tions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. 8pm. Miami Childrens Theater, 11155 SW 112th Ave; Miami. For info: miamichildrenstheater.com or 305-274-3595.

November 8
Dance
Viva Paris
Parisian Revue, Burlesque and Variety Show. “Viva Paris” International Show will let you step into the most celebrated French Cabaret! Immerse yourself into an exotic world that entertains the senses through dance, elegance and beauty with a sizziling flare of burlesque! 8pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 786.252.2345 or vivaparisshow.com

November 8
Parade
Golden Veterans Parade
Honor the courage and service of veterans of the Vietnam War, the Bay of Pigs and all wars by attending the Miami-Dade County Golden Veterans Parade – 50th Anniversary Commemoration. The parade was inspired by a recent presidential proclamation designating the next 13 years as the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War to honor the more than 3 million servicemen and women who served during more than a decade of combat in Southeast Asia. Parade participants will include a motorcycle club with over 100 bikers, veterans’ organizations, military units and their assets, ROTC units, sponsor floats, four school marching bands, police motorized and horse units, and a flyover. The concert will feature nationally recognized bands that support veterans’ causes, including Grand Funk Railroad, Willy Chirino and the13th Army Band of the Florida National Guard. Noon. Flagler Street under the I-95 overpass and proceed down Flagler Street to Bayfront Park.

November 8
Film
Diana
Diana takes audiences into the private realm of one of the world’s most iconic and inescapably public women – the Princess of Wales, Diana (Naomi Watts) — in the last two years of her meteoric life. On the occasion of the 16th anniversary of her sudden death, acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall) explores Diana’s final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews), the human complications of which reveal the Princess’s climactic days in a compelling new light. Hirschbiegel directs from a screenplay by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys, inspired by the book Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell, which was in turn drawn from extensive interviews with close friends and confidantes. The result is a window into the tumultuous, change-filled period from 1995-1997, in the wake of Diana’s shattering divorce from Prince Charles, and at the moment when she stood on the cusp of a different life, evolving into a global humanitarian, a master of maneuvering fame and becoming her own woman. 7pm & 9pm. O Cinema Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 786-565-film or Ocinema.org

November 8
Dance
Balé Folclórico da Bahia
The only professional folk dance company in Brazil, Balé Folclórico da Bahia is a 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians and singers that performs a spectacular repertory based on “Bahian” folkloric dances of African origin including slave dances, capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba, and those celebrating Carnival. The company presents the region’s most important cultural manifestations under a contemporary theatrical vision that reflects its popular origins. Its accolades include receiving the “Best Performance of the Year” award given by the National Institute of Dance and the “Fiat Prize”, awarded by Fiat Industries to the best dance company in Brazil. To date, the troupe has given more than 200 performances in more than 90 cities in North America. 8:30pm. $35 – $65. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

November 8
Music
Cycling Night at the New World Symphony
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor. Experience a unique cycling-themed evening at the New World Symphony! In addition to a brisk, insightful and powerfully moving 30-minute concert – which will include Bach’s Suite No. 3, we’re thrilled to present an evening dedicated to Miami’s passionate cycling community. Welcome to the New World Center on Miami Beach, an iconic Miami venue designed by star architect Frank Gehry. Following the half-hour concert at 8 PM, network with Fellow riders in the atrium of the New World Center while enjoying sponsored beverages. Then, head out the front doors to Miami Beach SoundScape to view the Miami premiere of the critically acclaimed film Bicycle Dreams, by Stephen Auerbach, on the 7,000 square foot wall of the New World Center. 8pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or bicycledreamsmovie.com

November 9
Social
I Heart Art
Cannonball is turning 10! Celebrate with poolside tonight t the fabulous New Yorker Hotel. I Heart Art is not your typical fundraiser: Participate in fun events all evening like Get fancy with themed makeup and hair styling by Makeup by Aileen; Get down to the modern beats of DJ Hottpants; Marvel at the graceful synchronized swimming of Verso; Be privy to an exclusive video installation by The Shaft; and Vote for the biggest splash in the cannonball contest! Casual cocktail attire suggested. Bathing suits optional. Finger-licking treats and libations provided. Host committee: Diego Arredondo, Benjamin Brodsky, Ali Codina & Andrew Frey, Jose Diaz, Liz Ferrer, Naomi Fisher & Jim Drain, Liza Gallardo Walton, Tatiana Hernandez, Nina Johnson-Milewski, Julia Kim, Carlos Lago, Karelle Levy, Marcia Martinez & Michael Laas, Alex Menendez, Kathryn Mikesell, Bruce Pinchbeck, Jr., Brandi Reddick, Lauren Reskin and Clayton Solomon. 7pm – 1pm. $50. New Yorker Boutique Hotel, 6500 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: cannonballmiami.org or 786-347-3460.

November 9
Music
Yoga Night at the New World Symphony
Welcome to the second Yoga Night at the New World Symphony! Experience a brisk, insightful and powerfully moving 30-minute concert featuring J.S. Bach’s Suite No. 3, with a brief introduction to the music by New World Symphony Fellows. Then, head out the front door of the New World Center to Miami Beach SoundScape, and participate in an hour-long yoga class under the stars featuring three of Miami’s top yoga instructors: Paul Toliuszis, Christy Nones McKenzie and Jodi Carey. During the class, enjoy classical music through the state-of-the-art, 167-speaker outdoor sound system, and visuals projected on the 7,000 square-foot front wall of the New World Center, provided by Liquid Vistas. Don’t miss this inspiring evening of music and yoga, which in its first year drew over 500 yoga enthusiasts. 7pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

November 9
Music
Miami Nice Jazz Festival: Eliane Elias
Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With this impressive, varied body of work, Elias takes her place in the pantheon of music giants. Demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer and arranger as well as melding her immense talents in jazz, pop, classical and Brazilian music. 8pm. $40 – $65. Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 East Flagler St; Miami. For info: gusman.org

November 9
Music
All’s Fair in Love and War
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble will perform works from your favorite composers. This concert will take you on an adventure as the ensemble plays famous pieces relating to war and love. Special guest performers and visual presentations will make this a dynamic show you won’t want to miss. 7pm. $25. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave;  Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

November 9
Books
Dot Complicated & Dot
From Randi Zuckerberg, social media and technology expert and former marketing executive at Facebook, comes two books. The first, a welcome, essential guide to understanding social media and technology and how they influence and inform our lives online and off. Technology and social media have changed, enhanced, and complicated every facet of our lives–from how we interact with our friends to how we elect presidents, from how we manage our careers to how we support important causes, from how we find love to how we raise our children. The technology revolution is not going away. We can’t hide from it or pretend that it’s not changing our lives in a thousand different ways. So how do we deal? In Dot Complicated, Randi Zuckerberg shows us. Through first hand accounts of her time at Facebook and beyond, where Zuckerberg witnessed this remarkable shift, she details the opportunities and obstacles, problems and solutions, to this new online reality. In the process, she establishes rules to bring some much-needed order and clarity to our connected, complicated, and constantly changing lives online. Invaluable, timely, and engaging, Dot Complicated reveals how to make it through your life online in one piece–from the etiquette of unfriending and the power of crowdsourcing to the perils of photo tags and the importance of teaching your kids how to be tech savvy. The second book is a picture book for kids called Dot. Dot’s a spunky little girl well versed in electronic devices. Dot knows a lot. She knows how to tap . . . to swipe . . . to share . . . and she pays little attention to anything else, until one day Dot sets off on an interactive adventure with the world surrounding her. Dot’s tech-savvy expertise, mingled with her resourceful imagination, proves Dot really does know lots and lots. Zuckerberg is the CEO and founder of Zuckerberg Media, a tech savvy production company, and editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated, a modern lifestyle community and blog. Zuckerberg will discuss and sign her book tonight. 7pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 9
Kids
Jamaican Tales
Join Gerald Hausman and Geoffrey Philp for an afternoon filled with Jamaican stories, children’s book readings, and signings. Try your hand at craft activities and discover Bob Marley’s story on an exhibition tour. Free. 1pm – 4pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org

November 9
Art
Nicholas Hlobo & Frances Trombly
In the Main Gallery: Nicholas Hlobo, Intethe (Sketch for an Opera). Now celebrating its 15th year of exhibiting experimental contemporary art, Locust Projects is pleased to present Intethe (Sketch for an Opera), South African sculptor Nicholas Hlobo. Hlobo’s first major project in Miami. Hlobo is known for sprawling sculptures whose organic forms seem to tumble and unfold through the exhibition space. The installation will incorporate these large-scale leather sculptures into a multifaceted performance space and video installation. For the first time, he will collaborate with Miami-based Haitian band Papaloko and Loray Mistik on a sketch for an opera entitled Intethe (“Locust” in the Xhosa language), exploring notions of shared identity throughout the global African diaspora. In the Project Room: Frances Trombly, Over and Under. A floor-to-ceiling scaffold in the Project Room is the framework for a handmade canvas which is rhythmically woven in and out, up and down, throughout the structure, visually echoing industrial fabric production. Variables within the fiber hint at its fabrication process: irregularity, asymmetry, glitches, pulls, and tears reveal the manual labor of weaving, standing in contrast to the industrial perfection of commercial cloth and emphasizing the artist’s intimacy with the material. Opening reception tonight with the artists Nicholas Hlobo, Frances Trombly. Free. 7pm – 10pm. Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Ave; Miami. For info: 305-576-8570.

November 9
Music
The Piano Guys
With millions of followers on YouTube and Facebook, Internet sensations The Piano Guys perform their imaginative mash-ups and covers of classical and pop music that wow audiences across generations. From ingenious covers of Taylor Swift and Coldplay to mash-up arrangements of Michael Jackson with Mozart and One Republic with Beethoven, The Piano Guys deliver an eclectic mix of original arrangements and inventive cinematography you won’t want to miss! The Piano Guys fresh approach to the fusion of classical and pop music secured the success of their 2012 major label debut, The Piano Guys, which hit number one on the Billboard New Age and Classical Albums charts. Since then, the group released a second successful album that earned critical acclaim and broad fan appeal. 8pm. $27.50 – $37.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

November 9
Art
Matt Stock
Gallery 212 Miami opens a new exhibit  and Artist Talk featuring Photographer Matt Stock, Painting with Light in the Dark during a “Meet the Artists” reception followed by Art Walk tonight. Stock will host an exciting unveiling of his newest masterpiece and will be presenting his one of a kind photography and limited edition pieces from his Painting with Light in the Dark® trademark with series including Stiltsville Illuminated, Hidden Groves, Wrecked and his newest collection to be revealed. Also meet Wally Schwellberry, the original character from Artist Artie Sandstone’s recently released children’s book, “Wally Schwellberry, Pleased to Meet You.”  6pm – 7:30pm. Gallery 212 Miami, 2407 NW 2nd Ave; Wynwood. For info: gallery212miami.com

November 9
Music
Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper celebrates the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album She’s So Unusual with a 22-date tour, that hits town tonight. Lauper will perform the record-setting album in its entirety. Recorded and released in 1983, She’s So Unusual is a colorful portrait of a unique and multifaceted talent. The album features some of Lauper’s most well-known songs and perennial radio favorites including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” “Money Changes Everything,” and “All Through the Night.” She’s So Unusual made Lauper a household name and also cemented her place in musical history as the first female artist to have four top 10 singles on a debut album. The release went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide and won Lauper a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Lauper is one of the most inventive and compelling performers in pop history, equally famed for her soaring vocal range, fiery personality and tireless advocacy work. The iconic performer has been celebrating a creative renaissance as of late. “Kinky Boots,” the Broadway musical Lauper composed the music and lyrics for, to critical acclaim, is the Broadway adaptation of the British film “Kinky Boots” and is itself inspired by a true story about the power of acceptance. Opening act tonight  is Hunter Valentine. 8pm. $44 – $64. Hardrock Live, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

November 10
Books
See Me After Class
See Me After Class, combines stories and advice from teachers around the country in a readable, honest, and immediately practical guidebook. Author Roxanna Elden wanted to write a book that teachers could pick up after a long week, finish over the weekend, and walk in Monday morning a better teacher. Not perfect, but better. Elden pushes aside the sugar-coated Hollywood storyline (and the hero-author role that comes with it) to offer a more honest brand of inspiration. She acknowledges teaching is not like the movies, deals head on with the many frustrations that can derail good teachers, and helps teachers break through to those moments that make the challenges worthwhile. A National Board Certified Teacher, Roxanna Elden has taught adult education, elementary school, middle school, high school, day school, night school, Saturday school, and summer school. In short, she has seen it all. She currently teaches in the Miami-Dade County Public School System. She is at her best after at least two cups of coffee. Elden will discuss and sign her book today. 2pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 10
Tour
Stiltsville, Key Biscayne and Cape Florida Lighthouse Boat
Enjoy this beautiful boat trip with Dr. Paul George to one of Miami’s hidden gems– Stiltsville, a remnant community of seven houses perched on stilts in the middle of the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay. See the Cape Florida Lighthouse, learn about the history of Key Biscayne and hear stories of nefarious mobsters. Advanced reservations and payment suggested. Book your City Tour. 9am – 11:30am. $54. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

November 10
Dance
Temperance
Don’t miss this passionate and sensuous display of contemporary flamenco with two of Spain’s hottest and most promising young performers as they bring their unique blend of modern-day sensibilities to the traditional Tablao.  Isabel Rodriguez and Jose Jurado play off of one another with an electrifying sensuality and visual complexity that takes this highly passionate art form to a whole new level. Workshop for professional musicians and dancers. The MDCA On.Stage Black.Box Theater. Free. 1pm. Co-presented with The Centro Cultural Español and the Miami Dade County Auditorium. 6pm. On.Stage Black.Box Theater @ Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305.547.5414

November 10
Lecture
Kristallnacht:  the Night of the Broken Glass
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht:  the Night of the Broken Glass.  All members of the community are invited to hear survivor Wendy Reis Rothfield LCSW who will speak about how she and her parents escaped the Nazi brutality in Vienna, Austria. This important evening will include noted Miami Violinist Daniel Andai, poetry readings, songs from area children and participation by the 2014 teenagers of the March of the Living. Everyone is welcome. 6pm. Holocaust Memorial, 1933-1945 Meridian Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.538.1663 or holocaustmmb.org

November 10
Lecture
How Islam Saved the Jews
Join Professor David Wasserstein of Vanderbilt University for an eye opening discussion about Islam and Judaism. This lecture will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Professor Tudor Parfitt, FIU. Panelists include: Iqbal Akhtar, FIU; Amanullah de Sondy, University of Miami; Nathan Katz, FIU; and Mohammed Shakir, COSMOS. Sponsor: President Navon Professor of Sephardi-Mizrahi Studies. 2pm – 4pm. Free. Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.672.5044 or jmof.fiu.edu

November 10
Social
At Home in the Garden
From the Coral Gables Museum comes the fabulous At Home in the Garden, their annual afternoon garden party at Villa Serena, to celebrate the bayfront home’s 100th anniversary.  Todays event will honor owner, Adrienne Arsht for her efforts to preserve the residence and its historic neighborhood. Proceeds will benefit the Coral Gables Museum’s educational programs. Villa Serena is the former home of William Jennings Bryan. Arsht acquired the property in 1996 and fully restored the home. She also led the efforts to preserve the lovely Cliff Hammock bayfront neighborhood. The garden party will be held on the expansive lawn of Villa Serena facing Biscayne Bay. Entertainment will be provided by the University of Miami School of Music. Dress in your very best vintage garden party attire. 3pm. $200 – $300. Villa Serena, 3551 Brickell Ave; Miami. For info: 305-603-8067 or coralgablesmuseum.org.

November 10
Books
Line in Movement
Wood sculptures and paper cut-drawings are Cuban-American sculptor, Pedro Hernandez’ preferred art expression. He has shown extreme creativity in his scenographic montages for personal exhibitions based on specific themes like  The Forest and Medusa. Hernandez has received several awards since his first exhibition in 1957, and he was recipient of a Cintas Fellowship in 1983. More than fifty years of his prolific and creative art are comprised in this book. He will discuss and sign his book today. 4pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 10
Festival
Coastline Fest: A Musiculinary Experience
The inaugural Coastline Festival will be taking place tonight in West Palm Beach. The festival will include 11 bands, along with food trucks, craft beers and indie local artists. Playing will be  Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, Matt & Kim, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Joy Formidable, The Neighbourhood, Capital Cities, The Mowgli’s, Surfer Blood, St. Lucia, The Royal Concept. $55 – $30. 12pm.  Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way; West Palm Beach. For info: coastlinefestival.com

November 10
Music
Celebrate Our Armed Forces
Ars Flores opens its 14th season with a special symphonic tribute to America’s veterans and armed forces. Selections will include “The Star Spangled Banner,” Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9 from the New World,” Copland’s “Variations on a Shaker Melody” and “Outdoor Overture,” and many others. $40 – $15. Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St; Miami Beach. For info: 954-262-5303 or arsflores.com.

November 10
Festival
SoBe Arts American Folk Music Fest
Join SoBe Arts for another exciting Music Unites Event featuring performances by: Avocado Estates, Daphna Rose, Doug Spears, Jesse Jackson and Bob Lind. 2pm. Sobe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: sobearts.org

November 10
Music
Musical Xchange
The New World Symphony and Parsons The New School For Design will reunite for a fascinating collaboration that explores the relationship between HD digital imagery and musicians-generated multimedia effects during lice classical music concerts. During a few works, cameras will be strategically places around Fellows and on their instruments. Not just visually stimulating for audience members, these non-traditional views will also help illustrate the physical requirements of the music performed. Free. 2pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

November 10
Kids
Music for Munchkins
Enjoy these fun, interactive, educational, 30-minute concerts geared for young children and their families. Free. 2pm. Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St; Miami Beach. For info: 954-262-5303 or arsflores.com.

November 10
Music
Jon Anderson
Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the series of epics produced by Yes and his role in creating such complex pieces as Close to the Edge, Awaken, and especially The Gates of Delirium was central to the band’s success. Fast forward to 2013 and tonight’s acoustic evening includes many classic songs from throughout the YES songbook, as well as his own eclectic work. 6:30pm. & 9:30pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 305.572.0496 or livenation.com

November 11
Music
Solo Spotlight
Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, tonights Solo Spotlights features Ysaÿe’s Legacy
Amos Fayette on violin. Free. 7pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu.

November 11
Tour
Vizcaya to North Grove Holiday Eco-Bike
Celebrate Veteran’s Day! Bring your own bike for a spin through the lush streets of North Grove with eco-historian Frank Schena. See the fascinating Arquitectonica-designed houses and neighborhood botanical treasures near the clear calm waters of Biscayne Bay. Fee includes admission to Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Advanced reservations and payment required. 10am – 12:00pm. $35. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

November 11
Tour
Museum Circle ARTrek Studio Tour: George Sánchez-Calderón
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Museum Circle members are invited to tour the studio of artist George Sánchez-Calderón. View his latest art works and learn about his creative process. Refreshments provided. Space is limited. 10:30am to 12:30pm. Pérez Art Museum Miami 2013 101 W Flagler St; Miami. For info: pamm.org or 305-375-1707.

November 12
Film
The Names of Love
Baya Benmahmoud, a young, extroverted liberal, lives by the old hippie slogan: “Make love, not war” to convert right-wing men to her left-wing political causes by sleeping with them. She seduces many and so far has received exceptional results — until she meets Arthur Martin, a Jewish middle aged, middle-of-the road scientist. Bound by common tragic family histories (the Algerian War and Holocaust under Vichy), the duo improbably falls in love. Amid the bubbly amour, humorous lasciviousness and moments of sheer madness, filmmaker Michel Leclerc injects satirical riffs on such hot-button sociopolitical issues as Arab-Jewish relations, anti-Semitism, immigration, and racial and cultural identity. French with English subtitles. Hosted by Shelly Isaacs who will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. 7pm. $10. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St;  Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

November 12
Art
ZAP!POW!BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age Of Comic Books,  1938-1950
The Young At Art Museum celebrates Super Heroes with a new exhibition called ZAP!POW!BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age Of Comic Books,  1938-1950. Kids can enjoy the following fun events: Super Hero Cinema, with 1940s Hollywood movie serials and videotaped interviews featuring several leading comic book artists and writers. Batmobile, the original collector edition of the Batmobile kiddie ride. Phone Booth, a vintage telephone booth that rings when visitors walk near. When someone answers the phone, a recording asks Superman for help. Drawing Studio, where you can learn how to draw your own superheroes. Kryptonite Stand, when visitors get close to the stand, activity lights and a recording warn them to “stand back.” Costume Area, where visitors can dress up as their favorite superheroes, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and Captain Marvel. Newsstand, where you can step up to an old-fashioned newsstand containing comic books and read on one of four benches set in a park vignette. Movie Theater, catch three Hollywood movie serials: “Superman,” “Superman vs. Batman,” and “Captain America.” Through January 5. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave?; Davie. For info: YoungAtArtMuseum.org

November 12
Music
Mozart “Romanze”
Symphony of the Americas and pianist Alexander Kobrin will present the jubilant and tender Piano Concerto with the 2nd “Romanze” movement as the climax. The concert will close with Mozart’s famed Symphony No. 40 in G minor. Gold Prize Winner of the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Moscow born Alexander Kobrin performs with orchestras such as BBC, Warsaw, Tokyo and Belgrade. 8:15pm, $50 – $75. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave;  Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

November 13
Kids
Charlotte’s Web
Charlotte’s Web, based on E. B. White’s heartwarming children’s book, tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a little barn spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a major problem, so he turns to Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, who assures Wilbur that she will save him. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship. Grades: 3 – 5. 10am. $7. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

November 13
Music
Frank Derrick Big Band
“Tribute to Buddy Rich” features the renowned Frank Derrick Big Band. Frank Derrick is a virtuoso performer, composer, and educator whose credits include performances with Della Reese, Freda Payne, Eubie Blake, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ken Peplowski and countless others. This will be a swingin’ musical tribute to the great drummer and band leader, Buddy Rich. 7:45pm. $40. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave;  Fort Lauderdale. For info: goldcoastjazz.org.

November 13
Books
Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars
When you reach for the moon sometimes you land among the stars. From international superstar Ricky Martin, comes a timeless story of a boy who follows his heart and a father who believes in his son’s boundless potential. Santiago’s biggest dream is to perform on stage.  But when he doesn’t get the lead role in the school play, he can’t help but doubt himself. Encouraged by his father’s inspiring words, Santiago rebuilds his confidence and finds that with passion and dedication, you can achieve amazing things beyond your wildest imagination.  To get the book signed a book must be purchased at Books & Books beforehand or tonight at the event. Martin will sign his book today. 12:07pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 13
Film
Sans Soleil
One of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made and a mind-bending free-form travelogue: La Jetée and Sans Soleil couldn’t seem more different-but they’re the twin pillars of an unparalleled and uncompromising career in cinema. A filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, Chris Marker has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his investigations of time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. A complex journey into time and memory, Sans Soleil is Chris Marker’s mind-bending free-form travelogue roams from Africa to Japan, guided by associative editing and an unnamed narrator. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

November 14
Film
Weapons of the Spirit
The classic film by Pierre Sauvage depicts the remarkable wartime “conspiracy of goodness” in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, where a largely French Huguenot town hid several thousand Jews in plain sight. Please reserve in advance. 7pm. Free. Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.672.5044 or jmof.fiu.edu

November 14
Music
Jim Brickman
Bestselling solo pianist–Jim Brickman–has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocalizations. He brings his signature sound and hit songs to life in one of the most romantic concerts of the year. Brickman’s best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.” Receiving international acclaim as a concert performer, Brickman “evokes warm sentiments that seem to ask the listener to reach out and touch someone,” according to Billboard magazine. With Brickman’s six Gold and Platinum albums, two Grammy nominations and a number-one album on Billboard’s New Age chart, you will not want to miss this romantic evening of song. 7pm. $49. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave;  Fort Lauderdale. For info: goldcoastjazz.org.

November 14
Books
John Freeman in conversation with Edwidge Danticat
The novel is alive and well, thank you very much. For the last fifteen years, whenever a novel was published, John Freeman was there to greet it. As a critic for more than two hundred newspapers worldwide, the onetime president of the National Book Critics Circle, and the current editor of Granta, he has reviewed thousands of books and interviewed scores of writers. In How to Read a Novelist, which pulls together his very best profiles (many of them new or completely rewritten for this volume) of the very best novelists of our time, he shares with us what he’s learned. From such international stars as Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, and Mo Yan, to established American lions such as Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, John Updike, and David Foster Wallace, to the new guard of Edwidge Danticat, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, and more, Freeman has talked to everyone. What emerges is an instructive and illuminating, definitive yet still idiosyncratic guide to a diverse and lively literary culture: a vision of the novel as a varied yet vital contemporary form, a portrait of the novelist as a unique and profound figure in our fragmenting global culture, and a book that will be essential reading for every aspiring writer and engaged reader. He will chat with Haitian author Edwidge Danticat and sign his book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

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