November 8 to November 15

November 8
Books
Talks on the Wild Side
Matt Rigney will participate in a lecture series Talks on the Wild Side, with Zoo Miami and the Zoological Society, on is book In Pursuit of Giants will be the focus of his lecture. His book is an account of the high adventure of offshore sportfishing and a clarion call to preserve the last of the world’s great fish. The story follows Matt Rigney’s global pilgrimage to encounter surviving populations of giant marlin, swordfish, and bluefin tuna hundreds of miles offshore New Zealand and Nova Scotia; in the sportfishing mecca of Cabo San Lucas; off Japan, South Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef; and in the Mediterranean. Rigney goes deep into the spiritual experience of the offshore world and introduces us to swordfish harpooners, sportfish captains, marine biologists, fish- farming pioneers, and Greenpeace activists. Rigney explores the crisis in fisheries management and considers what the loss of healthy, vibrant oceans means to us-to our health, our children’s future, and our ability to experience the divine in nature. In Pursuit of Giants combines the romance of a great sport narrative with the passionate advocacy of the best environmental writing. It recalls the spiritual power of Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard and will win comparisons to Mark Kurlansky’s Cod. Rigney will read from and sign his book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 8
Books
Eat the City
Jewish Book Month at the new Miami Beach JCC every Thursday continues with Robin Schulman, journalist and author of Eat the City: a Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers who Built New York. This intelligent, gripping, beautifully written book introduces New Yorkers—past and present—who grow vegetables, butcher meat, fish local waters, refine sugar, keep bees for honey, brew beer, and make wine. In the most heavily built urban environment in the country, the book shows an organic city full of intrepid, eccentric people who want to make things grow. With humor and insight, Eat the City shows how in places like New York, people have always found ways to use their collective hunger to build their own kind of city. Schulman will be on hand to read from and sign her book tonight. $18 – $20. 7:30pm. Miami Beach JCC, 4221 Pine Tree Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbjcc.org

November 8
Film
Fusion
Don’t miss this exclusive screening about Miami Culture from filmaker Alexandra Vivas. Born in Colombia and raised in Venezuela, Alexandra Vivas has established herself as a filmmaker/camera girl  who works as a freelancer all over the world. She integrates her camera work with the art world, participating in multimedia shows and film collectives. She moved to New York and continued developing her career as an associate Producer and Director of Photography in the documentary for HBO, Habla Mas In Chicago and since then has worked on A Monkton Family Christmas and a host of other projects for HBO, MTV, MTV3′s, Nickelodeon, Discovery Channel, FORD and Continental Airlines. 8pm-10pm. Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave; Miami. For info: Fordistafilms.com

November 8
Film
The Playhouse
Showing off Buster Keaton’s legendary inventiveness, The Playhouse, one of his earliest directed shorts, is famous for an awe-inspiring dream sequence where he plays all the characters, the stage performers, the audience, and everyone in between. As a pioneer cinema experimentalist, he dreamed up screen tricks better than anyone at the time, and was copied endlessly, but with lesser success.  Sherlock Jr. is one of Buster’s most ingenious films that incorporates not only his complex physical style of self-performed stunts (with one in which he gets injured for life), but his sophisticated sense of trickery and highly imaginative use of the cinema medium. It is also non-stop funny. Buster is a movie theatre projectionist studying to be a detective. He is vying for the attention of a beautiful girl (Kathryn McGuire), but has competition in the form of “the local sheik” (Ward Crane), a rival who manages to trick the girl into believing Buster is a thief. He dreams of solving the crime, and creates another of cinema history’s most memorable dream sequences, once again handling the mechanics of movie-making with brilliant creative aplomb. 8pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

November 9
Film
Grease
Bandshell Movie Night. Enjoy a movie under the stars at the new North Shore Park Bandshell. Tonight’s flick is Grease. Directed by Randal Kleiser. With John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? Movie and start times are subject to change. Free. 7pm. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachparks.com

November 9
Tour
Bayfront Architecture & Archaeology
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. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or  historymiami.org.

November 9
Film
Best of Cannes: Las Acacias
Rubén is a middle-aged Argentinian truck driver who, for years, has been transporting timber between Paraguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina. One day, at a truck stop, he picks up a young Paraguayan woman, Jacinta, whom he has agreed to take to Buenos Aires. To Rubén’s surprise, Jacinta brings along her five-month-old daughter, Anahí. Gradually, as the miles go by, the two strangers, who barely speak at first, develop a warm friendship. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

November 9
Film
Best of Sundance: Searching for Sugarman
Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. 8:45pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

November 9
Music
The Broadway Tenors
Celebrate Aventura’s Founders Day Weekend with a concert from the Broadway Tenors. Comprised of three of Broadway’s leading men, Brent Barrett, Ron Bohmer and Matt Cavenaugh in a unique theatrical concert. Barrett was most recently seen on Broadway reprising his role as Billy Flynn in the Tony Award-winning hit, “Chicago” and received an Olivier Award nomination for his starring role in the London premiere of the revival of “Kiss Me, Kate”. Bohmer’s starring roles include the title role in “The Phantom of the Opera”, Joe Gillis in “Sunset Boulevard” (Jefferson Award nomination) and the title role in “The Scarlet Pimpernel” (National Broadway Theatre Award nomination). He most recently starred on Broadway as Father in the Tony nominated revival of “Ragtime”, and as Frid in Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” with Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch. Cavenaugh was last seen on Broadway as Tony in “West Side Story” (Outer Critics Circle, Drama League Nominations). Other Broadway credits include “Grey Gardens”, “A Catered Affair”, and his Broadway debut in “Urban Cowboy”. These three stars come together on stage to create a stylish and fun evening featuring the best-loved work of the Broadway and pop music repertoire including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, Irving Berlin, and more. 8pm. $40. – $45. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

November 9
Books
Cake Pops Holidays
Bakerella aka Angie Dudley is the force behind the worldwide sensation that is cake pops and now she’s back for the holidays. In Cake Pops Holidays (Chronicle, $14.95) she celebrates the holiday season with more than twenty winter-themed cake pop creations including adorable Christmas trees, sweet Santas, tiny gingerbread houses, snowflakes and many more. These cute and clever designs include step-by-step instructions and plenty of Bakerella’s expert guidance, giving you the skills to make and decorate them like a professional. Follow Bakerella’s tips for displaying, gifting, boxing and shipping your precious pops and spread lots of smiles this holiday season. Dudley will go through and sign her book tonight. Free. 8:21pm. Books & Books, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 9
Art
The Seven Seas
The Dorsch Gallery will host a new solo exhibition of artist Elisabeth Condon. In her new painting and drawing exhibition, Elisabeth Condon introduces the 1980s Los Angeles nightclub scene as a metaphor for personal and social transformation. The Tampa and Brooklyn-based artist approaches this landscape as a repository for individual and shared memories, associations, and cultural experiences. Named after an early 1980s Polynesian-themed bar in L.A., The Seven Seas is comprised of 16 vellum drawings,
two scroll paintings, and other discrete paintings that merge the architecture, decor, fashion, and palette of the city’s nightclubs from 1974 to 1981. Glitter, New Wave, and Punk aesthetics culled from personal memories and media images inform these works. Two scroll-like paintings face each other on the long walls, flanked by paintings on either end of the gallery. The paintings incorporate spray-painted black drywall, stucco, foil, opalescent color, and glitter to mark passages between points of focus while conjuring the outre look of clubs, such as Rodney Bingenheimer’s legendary English Disco in Los Angeles circa 1974. Through January 13. Opening reception tonight. 6pm – 9pm. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St; Hollywood. For info: dorschgallery.com

November 9
Comedy
Lisa Lampanelli
Catch a performance from loud and proud ball buster Lisa Lampanelli when she does stand-up tonight. Lampanelli is an Italian-American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her racy and controversial style of comedy, which frequently includes subjects such as race and (homo-) sexuality. 8pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com

November 9
Dance
Open Barre: Behind the Curtain
Get up close and personal with Miami City Ballet dancers in their 200-seat intimate studio theater. Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez and MCB conductor Gary Sheldon, break down George Balanchine masterworks Apollo and Duo Concertant featuring performance excerpts to live music and Lopez? personal accounts of working with “Mr. B,” himself. Complimentary wine and soft drinks served 1/2 hour prior to curtain. $35. 7pm. Miami City Ballet Studios, 2200 Liberty Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.929.7010 or miamicityballet.org

November 10
Music
Heavenly Treasures
Acclaimed violinist Renaud Capuçon’s sweetness of tone and impeccable technique will be on full display in Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto. Stéphane Denève returns to conduct the orchestra in a program that also includes works by Honegger and Prokofiev. Honegger: Symphony No. 3, “Symphonie liturgique”; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto and Prokofiev: Suite from Cinderella. Renaud Capuçon, violin. Free. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

November 10
Tour
Vizcaya to North Grove Eco-Bike
Take a spin through the lush streets of North Grove with eco-historian Frank Schena. See fascinating Arquitectonica-designed houses and neighborhood botanical treasures near the clear calm waters of Biscayne Bay. Tour the original hardwood hammock at Vizcaya. Includes all day admission to Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Advance reservations and payment required. Limit: 12. $35. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

November 10
Film
The Tempest
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live Series: The Tempest will show onscreen starting tonight. Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his own work, with baritone Simon Keenlyside starring as Prospero. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala in this inventive staging.c
12:55pm. Regal South Beach, 1120 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: metopera.org/HD

November 10
Music
Primus 3D
American rock band Primus is currently based in San Francisco and is composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane. 8pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com

November 10
Sport
Reason to Run 5K
The fifth annual “Reason to Run” 5K run/walk and family event benefitting CancerFree KIDS Pediatric Cancer Research Alliance will be held today. To date, the event has raised more than $150,000 for pediatric cancer research. Stay for the post-race event which  includes a raffle, music, food, drinks, bounce-houses and other entertainment. Participants will be automatically entered to win one of many prizes including a Miami Seaquarium dolphin swim for four, admission to other attractions, and other prizes.  Not running? Make a donation or purchase a $5 raffle ticket. $30. Deering Estate, 16701 S.W. 72 Avenue, at 8 a.m For info: reasontorun.org or 305-807-7079.

November 10
Social
Destination Fashion 2012
Micky and Madeleine Arison return to Bal Harbour with Destination Fashion 2012 to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis tonight. It’s been three years since the last event, and this year’s celebration promises to be a magical night of style, substance—and serious entertainment. With a lineup that includes a concert by Enrique Iglesias, an Emilio Pucci Spring 2013 fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, a phenomenal silent auction and so much more. Master of Ceremonies is Tom Brokaw. Honorary Co-Chairs are Tommy Lee Jones and his wife Dawn Jones and Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras and his wife Delfina Blaquier. Partygoers will travel their way through “The Destinations” showcasing the sights and sounds of each Destination. Partygoers will experience the Tiffany & Co. Blue Box Wall, have the opportunity to bid on the magnificent “Too Good to Keep Silent Auction” items donated by the fashion and jewelry brands at Bal Harbour Shops, and witness the 2012 Women of Substance and Style walk down the runway with their Celebrity Presenters, and end the evening dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Irie. For info: 305-243-4656 or themiamiproject.org

November 10
Music
Heavenly Treasures
Acclaimed violinist Renaud Capuçon’s sweetness of tone and impeccable technique will be on full display in Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto. Stéphane Denève returns to conduct the orchestra in a program that also includes works by Honegger and Prokofiev. Honegger: Symphony No. 3, “Symphonie liturgique”; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto and Prokofiev: Suite from Cinderella. Renaud Capuçon, violin. $29 – $106. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

November 10
Kids
Family Fun Day: Japanese Traditions
Take the kids to the HistoryMiami South Florida Folklife Center artist-in-residence Mieko Kubota for a festive afternoon of Japanese arts, crafts and culture. Experience the artistry of various performers, including taiko drummers Fushu Daiko and Walt Disney World artist Candy Miyuki, maker of fanciful candy sculptures. Try your hand at Japanese crafts such as ikebana flower arranging and origami paper folding. Wear a kimono, witness the creation of calligraphy, and view examples of bonsai. Visit the nearby Miami-Dade County Main Library to play Japanese video games, see the finals of a gaming tournament and check out a manga presentation. Taste a food vendor’s delicious Japanese items. 12pm – 5pm. Free. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or  historymiami.org.

November 10
Music
Yours Truly, Anne Frank – Musical Theater
Seen through the eyes of Anne, the Frank and Van Pels families live within the … vocal and instrumental music, a full requiem, two operas (Yours truly, Anne … Initially, Donna Lane sang a variety of styles, including choral and sacred music, musical theater and classical. This is a special preview performance of a new opera based on the life and death of Anne Frank, composed by South Florida composer Michael Ross. 7pm. $20 & $15. Arts at St Johns, 4760 Pine Tree Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305-781-5528 or artsatstjohns.com

November 10
Books
Bob & Shay Griese
Would you like to try Roger Staubach’s Chicken Pot Pie? How about Bobby Hull’s Easy Fruit Salad? The Griese Spoon Cookbook by Bob and Shay Griese is filled with recipes from many celebrities and friends in the world of sports and entertainment. From Reggie Jackson’s Smoothie to Bryant Gumble’s Creole Stuffed Mirlitons, there are many recipes to enjoy. Dan Marino has contributed his Bolognese Sauce, Don Mattingly his Bird Nest, and Jack Nicklaus, a Red Velvet Cake recipe. Drew Brees has shared his White Bean Chili recipe while Don Shula loved sharing Shula’s Steak Soup recipe and many more.  Bob & Shay  will be in town to sign and discuss their book. 5pm. Books & Books, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 10
Kids
Music for Munchkins Concert
Take the kids for some culture to the Music for Munchkins Concert of the Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra. 30-minute concerts, followed by a reception with juice and Munchkin donut holes. 2pm. Free. Euclid Oval, Euclid Ave and Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 954.262.5303 or arsflores.com

November 10
Music
Patriotic Salute
A tribute to our veterans and military forces, featuring guest conductor Chris Cicconi. Star Spangled Banner Overture to Candide – Bernstein National Emblem March; Bagley  Adagio for Strings; Barber Armed Forces Medley; Variation on America; Ives Hymn to the Fallen; 1812 Overture Encore; Stars and Stripes. Pre-concert lecture at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for the 4:30 concert are $40 with very limited seating available. Students and seniors are $10. There is special pricing for members of the Armed forces, past and present.  4:30pm. Euclid Oval, Euclid Ave and Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 954-262-5303 or arsflores.com

November 10
Music
Diego el Cigala
Feeling America, Diego el Cigala’s latest tour features a brand new show fusing his unique flamenco bravura with American music and culture. Feeling America is rich with emotion, passion, strength, and the special flavor with which el Cigala enriches great American songs, some of which have established him as a top-level artist around the world. This project is full of surprises and brilliantly showcases an artist who masterfully reinvents himself time and again. In many of the stages on this tour, he will have special invited local artist’s who will link him and his music to the local community. Also new for this tour, el Cigala will be accompanied by an instrumental trio consisting of a piano, a double bass, and percussion—some of the world’s best musicians, adept at jumping from genre to genre — flamenco, Bolero, Afro-Caribbean rhythms,popular folk songs, Tango ad Danzón. $150 – $40. 8:30pm. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

November 10
Comedy
Bobby Collins
As Collins was about to board the Oasis of the Sea for his sold out performance, he was seen carrying a dress and a pair of high heels. When the captain greeted him and asked what the dress and heels were for, Collins quipped Woman and Children First…
He was called the “most natural comic working today” by the New York Times, he will give another smashing performance in Florida. A legendary comedian who appears in over 200 live stand-up performances around the nation each year, Bobby is known for his biting humor and spot-on observations about everyday life. A former host of VH-1′s Stand-up Spotlight, Bobby has opened for such showbiz stars as Cher, Julio Iglesias, Tony Bennett, and Dolly Parton. He has been a hit in numerous television shows and movies including the 2010 film “I am Comic” and is regularly featured on XM Satellite Radio. His new CD is called “I’m on the Boat: Women and Children First.” 8pm. $34.50 & $44.50.  Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

November 10
Music
Patriotic Salute
Celebrating Our Veterans with the Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra. A special symphonic tribute to our veterans and armed forces, with flag ceremony. Works include: Hoedown from Rodeo, Copland American Salute; Gould Summon the Heroes;  Williams, Adagio for Strings, Barber 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky Battle Hymn of the Republic. Pre-concert lecture, 6:30pm. Concert, 7:30pm. $40. Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferraro Jr Blvd; Fort Lauderdale. For info: arsflores.com

November 11
Theatre
Drumline Live
The show-stopping, high-energy Drumline Live brings the black marching band tradition to the Arsht tonight. Featuring a large cast of colorful and flamboyant performers from Americas top Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the production presents the rousing and rhythmic sounds of the great brass past including Earth, Wind, and Fire and Tower of Power along with the hottest contemporary hip-hop and R&B. The stirring sound of trumpets, explosive choreography, and incredible feats of athleticism from the “steppers”… more and dancers, will bring you to your feet. At the heart of the show is unquestionably the talented group of African American percussionists who form the “drumline” – featured in a showdown of rhythm and speed between the “lines” will shock you with its precision and pulsing force. A glimpse into an American experience that many have never seen before; this historic tradition is alive with intensity!  $55. – $25. 3pm. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

November 11
Tour
Stiltsville, Key Biscayne & 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 Bikini Club parties and nefarious mobsters. Advance reservations and payment required. $54. 9am – 11:30am. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or  historymiami.org.

November 11
Art
Inventive art classes
In this family style art class, you and your child will work as a team to solve a design challenge inspired by an artist, art technique, or a work of art from the museum’s permanent collection. Learn how to paint, draw and construct from experience art teachers. Mayan Masks: Make jewelry fancy enough for Royalty!  2 – 4pm. 5 – 11yr olds. Advance registration required. $10. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave;  Miami Beach. For info: bassmuseum.org or 305.673.7530.

November 11
Film
Season of Gratitude
The Betsy South Beach kicks off its Third Annual Season of Gratitude today, Veteran’s Day with a screening of Nothing Can Be Done But Something Can Be Said: A Documentary Collage/Homage created by The Betsy South Beach on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus by emerging filmmaker, Seamus Harte.  The movie combines war poetry and footage based on the stories and sacrifices of veterans, placed against the backdrop of the role South Florida (and specifically South Beach) played as home to the Southern Command during World War II. Co-host is writer and literary scholar Edward Moran, the movie’s narrator, who will speak briefly about the work of “soldier poet” Hyam Plutzik  (1911-1962). Plutzik, Betsy owner Jonathan Plutzik’s father, wrote a poem from which the last line, Nothing Can Be Done But Something Can be Said, was borrowed as inspiration, and then used as the title for the film. Moran, who will be a visiting writer-in-residence in The Writer’s Room at The Betsy, will also share several poems by other soldier poets, including Brian Turner, an Orlando-based poet whose poem, The Hurt Locker, was made into another award-winning movie. Turner will follow Mr. Moran as visiting writer in The Writer’s Room at The Betsy during the last week of November 2012. 4pm. Free. The Betsy South Beach,1440 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305-531-6000 or TheBetsyWritersRoom.com.

November 12
Music
Musicians’ Forum
Curated and produced by the New World Symphony Fellows, Musicians’ Forum programs come alive through musical spontaneity and unique artistic partnerships. Join the Fellows for this performance featuring distinctive visuals, lighting, narration and acting from the stage. Stravinsky: A Soldier’s Tale; Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3. Ticket required. Free. 7pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

November 12
Tour
Little Havana Cuban Cuisine and Culture Walk
Join guide Pepe Menendez on this delightful personalized tour and sample pastelitos, cafe cubano, and fruit. Learn the secrets of the ceiba tree, visit a botanica, see cigars hand-rolled, and explore Domino Park, and neighborhood social clubs. Optional lunch afterward at Cuban restaurant. Limit: 15. Advance reservations and payment required. $30.  9am – 11am. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or  historymiami.org.

November 13
Film
Coldplay’s Live 2012
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater is among select venues in more than 50 countries that will simultaneously screen Coldplay’s Live 2012, the band’s new full feature-length concert film, one night only. Grammy-winning British rock band Coldplay has sold more than 55 million records worldwide. The band has won a number of musical awards throughout its nearly 12-year career, including seven Grammys, seven Brit Awards (winning Best British Group three times) and five MTV Video Music Awards, among other accolades. Coldplay is also an active supporter of various social and political causes, such as Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International. Live 2012 is the band’s first concert film in nine years. It documents the band’s acclaimed Mylo Xyloto world tour, which began in June 2011. It features performances at Paris’ Stade de France, Montreal’s Bell Centre and last year’s headlining performance at the Glastonbury Festival. The film was directed by Paul Dugdale, previously responsible for Adele’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall and The Prodigy’s Worlds on Fire. 9pm. $12.50. MDC Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eight St; Miami. For info: mdc.edu/culture/tower or 305 642-1264

November 13
Music
Inside the Music: Songs of the Holocaust
Presented by the New World Symphony and the Holocaust Memorial. An interactive musical tribute to composers who perished during the Holocaust but whose music lives on as a testimony to the human spirit.  The program is being presented with testimony, poetry and media components. Free. 7pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

November 13
Books
Green Book Club
Meet new people, become a better reader/writer, and experience books in a whole new way. This group reads and discusses environmentally-themed books chosen and read during the month preceding each meeting. Meetings are the second Tuesday of every month. Newcomers welcome. This month’s pick is Vita’s Other World: A Gardening Biography of V. Sackville-West, by Jane Brown. Noon – 2pm. For info: benjiamo@atlanticbb.net.

November 13
Film
Tom Wolfe Gets Back To Blood
Few men have changed the course of American storytelling in the way that author Tom Wolfe has done. He revolutionized writing in the 1960s with creative non-fiction and new journalism and perfected the reported novel with achievements like A Bonfire of the Vanities. But Wolfe has remained an elusive literary figure. Until now?This documentary, the only film ever made about Wolfe, chronicles how he conducted his research in Miami for his upcoming novel, Back to Blood. It is not only a peek inside the creative process of a master artist, but a study in how a great American writer has persisted in his craft for half a century. Tom Wolfe has taken on perhaps the most complex subject of his career, Miami’s exotic free-for-all, teeming with immigrants and ambition. For his fans and admirers, Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood opens a window into the mind and unequalled creative process used by Wolfe to carefully craft his newest novel. $10. 8:45pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

November 14
Social
Club Blue
The Young Professionals group for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Club Blue is hosting an evening of cocktails and networking tonight. Mingle/network and learn more about Club Blue and its mission. Guest speaker is Manny Diaz, former mayor of Miami and senior partner at Lydecker Diaz.  Silent auction featuring art by Latin American artist Samuel Navedo.  DJ Laz Quintero. 6:30pm – 8:30pm. $25. Gibraltar Restaurant, Grove Isle, 4 Grove Isle Dr; Coconut Grove. For info: bgcmia.org.

November 14
Film
Singin’ In the Rain
Free outdoor movies every Wednesday night are in full swing with The SoundScape Cinema Series at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage. This week’s flick is Singin’ In the Rain.  In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina’s latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina – well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her.  Directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly. With Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Jean Hagen. Bring a blanket or beach chair and picnic. No glass please. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami beach. For info: mbculture.com

November 15
Poetry
Barbara Jane Reyes & Oscar Bermeo
As the University of Miami celebrates the year of Humanities and Arts, the MFA in Creative Writing formal reading series carries on its polyglot theme, exploring stories and poems in multilingual form and cross-cultural and political content in the Ibis Literary Reading and Performance Series. This year, UM has invited five extraordinary writers and poets who write within and outside of the borders and expectations of contemporary American literature. Tonight, the series continues with poets Oscar Bermeo and Barbara Jane Reyes. Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of the poetry chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest, Heaven Below and To the Break of Dawn. Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Diwata, recently noted as a finalist for the California Book Award. She was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Gravities of Center and Poeta en San Francisco, which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. 8pm. Books & Books, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 15
Film
The General
Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton’s The General is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing. Rejected by the Confederate army and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails. “Every shot has the authenticity and the unassuming correct composition of a Mathew Brady Civil War photograph,” wrote film historian David Robinson, “No one – not even Griffith or Huston and certainly not Fleming (Gone With the Wind) – caught the visual aspect of the Civil War as Keaton did.” $10. 8pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

November 15
Art
Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte
This exhibition explores a selection of “artists’ postcards” from 1907 to 1919 made by the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop), a cooperative for artists and artisans founded in 1903 by two members of the Vienna Secession, architect Josef Hoffmann and designer Koloman Moser. The Wiener Werkstätte created high-quality products, eliminating the distinction between high and low art. Designers such as Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Kokoschka, Dagobert Peche, and Egon Schiele, as well women artists Mela Koehler and Maria Likarz, produced a variety of thematic cards to appeal to different interest and audiences. The postcards bring to life the rich social fabric of turn-of the century Vienna-cafes, architecture, fashion, urban types, and humor- and represent an important element in the overall program of the Wiener Werkstätte. Originally curated by the Neue Galerie in New York, The Wolfsonian will complement this extraordinary selection of postcards with Wiener Werkstätte textiles, decorative arts, and printed materials from its collection. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.531.1001 or wolfsonian.org

November 15
Tour
Hungry for History: Olympia Theater
Go backstage with guide Pepe Menendez and explore the interior of the Gusman Olympia Theater on Flagler Street. View its star-studded sky, Romeo and Juliet balcony, and gorgeous art deco interior. Hear history of this theatre, where everyone from Elvis to Pavarotti has performed. Advance reservations and payment required. $25. 11am – 1pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or  historymiami.org.

November 15
Books
The Fish That Ate the Whale
Jewish Book Month at the new Miami Beach JCC every Thursday continues with Rich Cohen, contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and author of seven books including Israel is Real, Tough Jews and his latest The Fish that Ate the Whale, The Life and Times of America’s Banana King. The Fish That Ate the Whale sweeps the reader into a rich early twentieth century tableau, exploring a deep and conflicted character in banana kingpin Sam Zemurray. The writer documents Zemurray’s travels from impoverished New Orleans banana peddler, to Honduran political schemer, and ultimately to his ascendance as chairman of United Fruit. Cohen weaves a well-researched biography of Zemurray, a detailed history of the international banana trade, and a concise overview of late colonial Central America, into one compelling story. Cohen will be on hand to read from and sign his book tonight. $18 – $20. 7:30pm. Miami Beach JCC, 4221 Pine Tree Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbjcc.org

November 15
Workshop
Gabri Christa
Tigertail presents Talk Talk Talk Dance Dance Dance tonight with choreographer and filmmaker Gabri Christa. The program includes a workshop as well as a screening of current films by Christa, a NYC-based choreographer and filmmaker. For over 20 years, her work in both dance and film has been recognized around the world. She began her film career in the early 80’s and has recently returned to the medium after dedicating the past 20 years to the field of dance. As part of her dance career she performed with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Her short film High School received an ABC TV Award for Creative Excellence. All of Christa’s short films, Quarantine, Savoneta, High School, Domino and Ringshout  have screened as jury finalists in worldwide film festivals.  She is currently in pre-production for Farewell My Paradise, the third installment in her film series, “Another Building” and is preparing to make her first feature-length film. 7pm. $5. Inkub8, 2021 NW 1st Pl; Wynwood. For info: tigertail.org or 305 324 4337.

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