October 10 to October 17

October 10
Music
Joan Osborne
Bluesy multi-platinum singer-songwriter Joan Osborne performs an intimate acoustic duo concert with pianist Kevin Cotton featuring her Grammy-nominated breakthrough hit One of Us which was a number one hit, sold over 3 million copies on first release, and was recently featured in the TV show Glee. They’ll also perform newer originals and covers from her 2012 Grammy nominated CD, Bring It On Home, a collection of vintage blues, R&B and soul songs that make up the seventh album from this spirited artist. Expect a spectacular night of great music with the remarkable Joan Osborne. $25 – $45. 8pm – 10pm. UM Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr; Coral Gables. For info: miami.edu

October 10
Film
XI Annual Italian Film Festival
The Italian Film Festival organizes Festivals of Italian Cinema and other activities in several markets in the US and internationally intended to promote Italian Culture through its Cinema and Art. The Italian Film Festival, Inc. is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of promoting Italian cinema and culture outside of Italy. We are committed in promoting Italian movies beyond its boundaries, touching all aspect of the industry, including image, design and style. Please visit the web site for screening dates, times and locations. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach and Regal South Beach, 1120 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 305.864.0101 or cinemaitaly.com

October 10
Books
Marisha Pessl
Brilliant, haunting, breathtakingly suspenseful, Night Film is a superb literary thriller by the author of the blockbuster debut Special Topics in Calamity Physics. On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova—a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than thirty years. For McGrath, another death connected to this seemingly cursed family dynasty seems more than just a coincidence. Though much has been written about Cordova’s dark and unsettling films, very little is known about the man himself. Night Film, the gorgeously written, spellbinding new novel by the dazzlingly inventive Marisha Pessl, will hold you in suspense until you turn the final page. Pessl’s bestselling debut novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. She will discuss and sign her book tonight. 8pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 11
Festival
Miami Beach Hispanic Heritage
Live music, traditional Latin foods, dominoes, carnival rides and more. Check out the Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibition curated by ArtCenter South Florida at the Miami Beach City Hall Gallery. 6pm. North Shore Park & Youth Center, 501 72 St; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachparks.com

October 11
Lecture
F@B fridays@thebass
Head to the Bass for a lecture by Dr. Adrienne von Lates on Ugliness and Beauty part of F@B fridays@thebass. $10. 7pm. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

October 11
Theatre
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All, with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your 14th, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia! Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

October 11
Music
Elegantly Brahms with Gwendolyn Mok
Internationally renown concert pianist, Gwendolyn Mok, will be featured in an elegant occasion to showcase the music of Johannes Brahms. Graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York and current coordinator of Keyboard Studies at San Jose State University School of Music and Dance, Ms. Mok has partnered with Friends of Music Education for Haiti to help raise funds for its current projects — acquiring musical instruments for The New Victorian School’s music department in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and continuing its construction of a much-needed rehearsal space for 150 students. Executive Director, Romel Joseph, almost perished in the earthquake that devastated Haiti and demolished this school with him inside it, a story published nationally and internationally. Join us for an intimate affair that will benefit a great cause, which includes a meet and greet reception where refreshments will be served. 7:30pm. $60. Abdo New River Room, 201 SW 5th Ave;  Fort Lauderdale. For info: friendsofmusicforhaiti.org

October 11
Books
Wow! My Cuban-American Recipes
Teresita Shelton was born in Havana, Cuba in 1940 of Irish and Scottish ancestors. She attended the University of Villanova in Havana and received an Associate Degree in Business. When she was only 17 years of age she was emancipated (something very unusual at that time) by her father Dr. Raul M. Shelton, to allow her to open her own fabric store which she named “Capricho”. She has worked almost every single day of her life since then. In 1961 she came to Miami as a newlywed to join her father and two sisters, Georgina “Yoyi” and Susana who had arrived a couple of months earlier fleeing the Communist Revolution in Cuba. Her mother and the rest of the family joined them in exile later. In Miami she started working right away. Her first job was at the Miami laundry Company. She landed the job after answering an ad seeking an Addressograph machine expert, something she claimed she was even though she had never heard the word before. But her passion is cooking. She had been cooking for her family since her mentor in the kitchen, Caridad, the family cook, remained behind in Cuba. She will discuss and sign her book tonight. 6:30pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 11
Theatre
Chicago
Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash Chicago returns to Fort Lauderdale. The triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. A sensational tale of murder, sin, corruption, greed and “all that jazz,” Chicago is filled with knockout dancing, an edge-of-your-seat story and one showstopper after another. Time Magazine calls it “a triumph,” Newsweek raves “smashing” and Entertainment Weekly hails it as “Broadway’s most electrifying show.” If you loved the Academy Award-winning film, nothing beats the live show. If you are already a fan of the musical, recapture the magic and experience that sizzle again. Chicago is pure entertainment. $34.50 – $119.50. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

October 11
Theatre
Moon over Buffalo
Moon over Buffalo” is the laugh out loud comedy about a down-on-their luck theatrical family led by a drunken womanizer who is married to a wacky fading beauty. This madcap farce got the New York Times to rave, The Funniest Show in Town!  The audience is literally rolling in the aisles. Director: Michael Leeds. $38. 8pm. Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre, 500 71st St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.397.8977 or miamibeachstage.org

October 11
Film
Escape To Tomorrow
This is the clandestine project that rocked the latest Sundance Film Festival with buzz like no other film, since the director Randy Moore shot the film secretly, without permission or permits, in the Disney theme parks, avoiding security on a daily basis. An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture’s obsession with mass entertainment. $10. 8:50pm. & 10:35pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

October 11
Music
Anthony Jeselnik
Stand-up comic Anthony Jeselnik brings his pitch-black sense of humor to the Parker Playhouse. Known for his bold confidence, devilish intelligence and blistering Comedy Central Roast appearances, Jeselnik stars in his own hit television show The Jeselnik Offensive on Comedy Central and has performed stand-up on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and many other late night shows. Jeselnik is truly a comedic talent in his own right, as his methodical delivery leaves the audience guessing just what will come next. 8pm. $29.15. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St;  Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

October 11
Music
Emeli Sande
Emeli Sandé, is an English-born Scottish recording artist and songwriter. Raised in Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, she first became known to the public eye after she featured on the track Diamond Rings by the rapper Chipmunk. It was their first top 10 single on the UK Singles Chart. In 2010, she featured on Never Be Your Woman by the rapper Wiley, which became another top ten hit. Immense vocals, beautifully honest songwriting and rich musicianship – the unique superstar that is Emeli Sandé [san-day]. Her stunning debut album ‘Our Version Of Events’ is out now. She as also just released a new single, My Kind Of Love. 8:30pm. Fillmore Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info:

October 11
Music
Luis Bofill
Luis Bofill cuban singer born in La Habana, Cuba. After graduating from the Conservatorio de Canto and the Universidad de La Habana, he 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. 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. 10pm. Free. PAX, 337 S.W. 8th St; Miami. For info: paxmiami.com

October 11
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. $30. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 11
Theatre
Ruthless! The Musical
Ruthless! The Musical is a gem of a satirical comedy about the consuming drive for stardom. Suburban housewife Judy Denmark is dull as dull can be, but her daughter, Tina, is the greatest song-and-dance sensation to ever hit the third grade. She’s cute. She dances. She sings. And she would do anything to get the lead role in her school play…ANYTHING! Move over Honey Boo Boo, this outrageous and hysterically funny musical hit garnered rave reviews during its Off-Broadway run in the early 90s, and is ripe for a revival in today’s celebrity driven world. Starring Julia Dale, Amy Miller Brennan, Sally Bondi, Leigh Bennett, Jeni Hacker and Gabriel Zenone. 8pm. Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile; Coral Gables. For info: actorsplayhouse.org or 305-444-9293.

October 12
Tour
Little Havana Neighborhood Architecture Walk
Join Dr. Paul George on a tour through one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Explore bungalow architecture and see the hand rollers at a cigar factory. Visit Domino Park, the Tower Theater, Cuban Memorial Boulevard and the home of Miami’s first mayor. Advanced reservations and payment required. $30. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 12
Workshop
Advanced Edibles Seminar
This free morningtime talk is a continuation of last month’s popular discussion on basic edible gardening in South Florida. If you didn’t attend the September talk because you were too busy tending your already-burgeoning garden, then this is the class for you. This lecture is given by Adrian Hunsberger, the Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator at the Miami-Dade Extension Service. Adrian writes the plant clinic column for the Miami Herald. The Garden now has a Nespresso machine so we suggest you take your morning joe at their Saturday Seminars to the next level. 10am. to 12pm. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

October 12
Social
4S Lounge Vampire Ball
Every Second Saturday at PAX is the Sesac Showcase that features the latest in contemporary music. Tonight they play things a little differently with a Vampire Ball. A fun Dark Night Soiree, come dresses in chic black vampire inspired attire. Performances by Ojeda & Elastic Bond. DJ Eric Draven. 10pm. PAX, 337 S.W. 8th St; Miami. For info: paxmiami.com

October 12
Dance
Pentimento and Firebird
Under the artistic direction of Vladimir Issaev, the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida opens its vibrant and exhilarating 16th season with Pentimento and Firebird. Pentimento, created by choreographer Vicente Nebrada, includes excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Four Suites for Orchestra. The ballet is a bold, abstract work that is based on the art form of painting called pentimento. The artist changes his or her mind about the composition of his painting during the process of painting it and then changes it. This ballet applies the same approach to dance: the concept for the dances and costumes change throughout the performance. Using masks, flowing fabric and creative lighting to create a mystical effect, the piece develops through layers of movement, color and light with original costuming by Cristina Gianinni. With exuberant dancing, magical special effects, fantastic costumes designed by Jorge Gallardo, new sets by Jim Hammond, and gorgeous backdrops by designer Elena Bond, this magnificent production will enthrall and enchant audiences. $25. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

October 12
Arts
Traditions of Jamaica
Come explore the cultural traditions of Jamaica. Participate in music performances, including a special presentation by Willie Stewart, former member of legendary reggae band Third World. Join in on the fun with our Jamaican craft projects, children’s games, and food. 1pm – 4pm. Free. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 12
Art
Clang Boom Steam
The exhibition, curated by Gallery Director Milly Cardoso, showcases works produced by male artists, all of whom are current UM students, alums and professors and will focus on the state of masculinity in contemporary art. Featured Artists: Remy Bordas, Ryan Farrell, Eddy Lopez, Ralph Provisero, Colin Sherrell and Kyle Trowbridge. 2pm – 9pm. Free. University of Miami Art Gallery, Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Ave; Miami. For info: as.miami.edu/art or 305.284.3161.

October 12
Dance
Diavolo
Get ready for the South Florida premiere of Transit Space, the newest piece from Diavolo. A fast-paced and heart-stopping dance experience, Transit Space is inspired by the movement of skateboarding. Diavolo is an internationally renowned modern acrobatic dance company that defies gravity. The company members are dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes and, above all, teammates. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Jacques Heim, the company has developed a reputation for stunning, innovative movement on over sized surrealistic sets and everyday structures. 8pm. $10–$50. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

October 12
Theatre
Sensation: Ocean of White
Sensation: Ocean of White the most spectacular dance and music phenomena in the world with more than 90 events in 20 countries, hits Miami for its first U.S. tour on the heels of a successful run of two sold out shows at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in 2012. Ocean of White is an electronic dance and theatrical experience with hosts Mr. White and MC Gee, big room legend Fedde Le Grand, progressive and big room DJ Michael Woods, house and techno DJ Nic Fanciulli, house duo Prok & Fitch, house and techno DJ Sébastien Léger and tribal house DJ duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. Playing off Sensation’s signature all white dress code, Ocean of White will transform each arena into a stunning visual spectacle featuring 200 different types of pyrotechnical effects and 22 water fountains all synchronized to the pulsating sound of the world’s best electronic music. During the show, audiences will be surrounded by the mysteries and elegance of the ocean with oversized LED lit jellyfish suspended from the air, sea inspired acrobatic performances and light exhibitions centered on a 236 foot centered stage. 8pm. $175. – $279.20. AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: aaarena.com

October 12
Books
The True Legacy of an Undying Hero
With a swift bat and fierce athleticism, Roberto Clemente intimidated major league pitchers for eighteen seasons, compiling three thousand hits. His legs were among the quickest of his era. His throwing arm was one of the strongest, gunning down base runners from right field with incredible frequency. He would spend a career fighting for respect and finally achieve it after a historic World Series performance and a second half of a career that would have him mentioned with greats like Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Mickey Mantle. But what Roberto Clemente did off the field made him an equally great humanitarian. One of the first athletes who understood how the power of sports could be used to transform not just a handful of lives but many thousands of them, he would die following his heart and conscience by helping others. Clemente was on an aircraft loaded with supplies for an earthquake-stricken Nicaragua when the plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. Forty years after that tragic day, the widow and sons of this regal athlete and consummate humanitarian open up for the first time about the husband and father they lost. Featuring an extensive array of rare and never-before-seen photos of Clemente on the field and off, this powerful memoir tells his inspiring story from the voices of those who knew him best. Vera, Roberto Jr., Luis, and Ricky Clemente live in Texas and Puerto Rico and continue to preserve the memory of the loving husband and inspiring father they knew best and the selfless person and epic baseball player the world will never forget. Together as a family, they founded the Roberto Clemente Foundation to help disadvantaged youths. Vera is currently the Goodwill Ambassador for Major League Baseball. They will discuss and sign their book today. 2pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 12
Music
Jorge Drexler
This Uruguayan singer and composer is best known for his Academy Award-winning song “Al Otro Lado del Rio” from critically acclaimed film, The Motorcycle Diaries. A former medical doctor, Drexler has become an international favorite for the poeticism of his songs and his unique style of fusing organic and traditional Latin American folkloric rhythms with modern electronic samplers and jazz harmonies.  Drexler has received multiple Latin Grammy nominations and continues to redefine the term “singer-songwriter” by melding traditional South American rhythms, pop song structures and electronic fillips into an international modern sound. 8pm – 11pm. New World Center, 500 – 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: news.edu

October12
Dance
Ballet on South Beach
Ballet Etudes returns to the Colony Theatre with the popular story Puss in Boots as a world premiere original ballet. The performance also includes an underwater fantasy ballet called Atlantide that explores the romance between the beautiful Pearl and a Prince and their struggle to stay together despite the dangers caused by a wicked Octopus. Great family entertainment; a show not to be missed. One show only! 8:15pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 305.557.1142 or balletetudes.com

October 13
Music
Luscious Landscapes
The season’s first chamber music concert features the Fellows performing in kaleidoscopic works from Europe and South America-Villa-Lobos’ mystical, magical sextet, Dohnányi?s turbulent one, Rossini’s miniature serenade and Fauré’s sensuous Piano Quartet. 2pm. New World Center, 500 – 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: news.edu

October 13
Poetry
Erin Belieu
Erin Belieu is the co-founder of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and the author of three books of poetry. Her first book, Infanta, was selected by Hayden Carruth for the National Poetry Series and was named one of the ten best books of 1995 by Library Journal, Washington Post Book World, and the National Book Critics’ Circle. Her second collection, One Above and One Below, won the Ohioana Award and the Society of Midland Authors Award. Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Slate, Nerve, The Yale Review, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, The New York Times, and others. Her most recent collection, Black Box, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Belieu will read from her work and participate in a brief Q&A. 6:30pm. The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: u-wyn.org

October 13
Film
Love & A Movie Brunch – The Fruit Hunters
Head to O Cinema for food and a flick with their special Love & A Movie Brunch. Showing is The Fruit Hunters,  directed by Yung Chang. A thrilling journey through nature, commerce and adventure, The Fruit Hunters is a cinematic odyssey that takes viewers from the dawn of humanity to the cutting of edge of modern agriculture – a film that will change not just the way we look at we eat, but what it means to be human. You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. The Fruit Hunters travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. The ranks of the fruit-obsessed include adventurers, scientists, fruit detectives and even movie star Bill Pullman, fruit hunters dedicating themselves to searching for and saving rare and exotic fruit, and to creating a Garden of Eden in a world increasingly dominated by industrialized monoculture. A cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce, The Fruit Hunters will change not only the way we look at what we eat but how we view our relationship to the natural world. On the menu for brunch is : Enlightened Eggs,  Mini Quiche Muffins, Waffles with Local Fruit Compote, Fresh Green Salad, Peach-Mamey Cobbler, and Dorito-Spiced Popcorn. 12pm. $35. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St; Wynwood. For info:  305-571-9970 or ocinema.org

October 13
Music
Fiddles on Fire
With fingers flying, toes tapping, and a blaze of excitement lighting up the stage, violinists extraordinaire Mark O’Connor and Glenn Basham create a roaring bluegrass, jazz and country fiddle mash-up you won’t want to miss! Student fiddlers and national champion finalists from the Frost School of Music also stoke the musical fire with their prodigious talents. $30 – $15. 4pm. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr; Coral Gables. For info: music.miami.edu

October 13
Tour
Matheson Hammock to Market Bike
Join eco-historian Frank Schena on a bike ride from Matheson Hammock along the Red Road bike path to Pinecrest Wayside Market, where strawberry shakes and other goodies are available for purchase. Hear the history of the area along the way. Advanced reservations and payment required. 9am – 11:30am. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 13
Music
India.Arie
ometimes you have to step back to move forward. Coming to that realization—let alone taking that crucial first step—can be a daunting endeavor. Now on the other side of a self-imposed four-year hiatus, India.Arie returns with the most illuminating album of her career. SongVersation (Soulbird/Motown, June 25) reunites the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer with longtime writing partner/co-producer Shannon Sanders. Recorded in Atlanta and Los Angeles, India.Arie’s fifth studio album features additional production from singer/songwriter David Ryan Harris and songwriter Michael Ruff. The result is a compelling snapshot of her hard-won breakthrough to simultaneous personal and artistic growth. India.Arie is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. She has sold over 3.3 million records in the US and 10 million worldwide. She has won four Grammy Awards from her 21 nominations, including Best R&B Album. 8pm. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com

October 15
Music
In Celebration: Hispanic Heritage The Mystery of Tango
This Mystery is thoroughly explored by Argentine violinist, Alejandro Drago. Hailed by music critics as “a superb musician” with the “classical virtuosity of a Heifetz or Perlman,” the “suave café style of Florian Zabach” and the “jazzy insouciance of Stephane Grappelli,” Alejandro Drago has “crisscrossed the line between concerto virtuoso and jazz soloist.” His versatile musicianship has allowed him to be successful with many diverse styles and genres. Drago will present the World Premier of his original composition, Mysteries of Buenos Aires tonight. 8:15pm. $60 – $80. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

October 15
Exhibit
Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish
Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish the exhibit that looks at Florida Jews in the food industry. From the “King of Citrus” and groves three times the size of Manhattan to Sheldon’s Drugstore, where Isaac Bashevis Singer was eating breakfast when he learned he won the Nobel Prize, this exhibit will highlight farmers, distributors and restaurateurs of Florida! Whether you’re from the Sunshine State or not, Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish is sure to stir up nostalgia for foods of yesteryear. In Jewish life, food is often a basis for gathering with friends and family to observe and celebrate traditions and life cycle events. From the pierogies of Poland to the salsas of South America, this exhibition will comprise a wide range of historic items that tell the story of Floridian Jews in the food industry – those who grow, prepare, distribute, cook and serve the foods we love. JMOF-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305-672-5044.

October 15
Kids
Bass Babies
Take your little one to the Bass museum for Bass Babies, a weekly class where toddlers and their caretakers work closely to discover creative and fun ways to interact with art through song, gallery activities and art making. Today’s theme is getting to know some odd (and very famous) artists – Joan Miró. 2-4 yr olds. $15. 10am – 11:30am. Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305-673-7530 x1016 or bassmuseum.org

October 15
Books
Chick Gallin
Innocent looking devices wreak havoc while three law enforcement officers attempt to track the perpetrator down. Step into the world of a madman who devised a cruel and inhuman method of retribution that has the City of New York paralyzed and the New York Police Department totally confused as to where and when he will next strike. Intrigued? Meet the author and pick up your copy at Books & Books. Chick Gallin, author of Everything, will begin conducting a reading and signing books. Gallin’s detective series starts out with Anything followed by Nothing. His third book, Something, is the process of being rereleased. Gallin has what it takes to write a detective novel. He served in the Korean Conflict, the New York Fire Department, and was a private investigator in the South Florida area. 6:30pm. Bal Harbour Shops, 5700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 16
Film
Les Misérables
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 Les Misérables. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. Directed by Tom Hooper; starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe & Anne Hathaway. 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

October 16
Art
Humberto Castro: Tracing Antilles
The Frost FIU will be opening several new exhibitions tonight that have an Afro-Cuban focus. The first is Humberto Castro: Tracing Antilles. Cuban-American artist Humberto Castro executes an artistic journey across the Antilles in an ever transforming exhibition that conceptually circumnavigates the islands of the Caribbean. The artist uses the socio-cultural, historical and political elements of each island as the conceptual basis for the exhibition. He focuses on transculturation, migrations and the displacement of human populations which eventually form peoples, island nations and continents. Curated by Ana Estrada. Through February 2, 2014. The second exhibit worth checking out is From Africa to the Americas. Afro-Cuban works from the Frost collection highlight the rich symbolic legacy of the syncretism and rituals born of traditional Yoruba religion and Catholicism in Cuba. The works, selected from our African and Cuban collections, introduce the origins of Santeria and Palo Monte and their manifestation in the art of twentieth and twenty-first century artists, including José Bedia, Carlos Alfonso, and Florencio Gelabert. Their vast and poetic interpretation of the world, the cosmos, and the inter-relationship of man and nature brings the heritage of Africa into the present. Through January 5, 2014. Opening reception tonight at Art After Hours. 6pm – 9pm Frost FIU, 10975 SW 17th St; Miami. For info: thefrost.fiu.edu

October 17
Music
Paulinho Garcia
The soothing sounds of Brazilian jazz guitar and vocals, performed by award winning recording artist Paulinho Garcia—named “best vocalist” at the 16th Annual Brazilian International Press Awards (2013), and a “Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz” by the Chicago Tribune (2010)—will expand your appreciation for the Bossa Nova, Samba and other popular Brazilian styles. Saxophonist Gary Keller will also join Garcia on stage for a few special arrangements. A Q&A session will open the evening, hosted by Brazilian-born faculty vocal artist Ana Flavia Zuim. 7:15pm. A stimulating concert that will take you on a relaxing musical journey and satisfy your soul follows. 8pm. . $30 – $15. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr; Coral Gables. For info: music.miami.edu

October 17
Music
The Idan Raichel Project
The Idan Raichel Project burst onto the global music scene in 2003, changing the face of Israeli popular music and offering “a fascinating window into the young, tolerant, multi-ethnic Israel taking shape away from the headlines” (Boston Globe). The Project’s blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern sounds, coupled with a spectacular live show, has enchanted audiences worldwide. Raichel has collaborated with Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Toure to record The Tel Aviv Session in 2012. The album has been hailed by the media as “a masterpiece” (about.com), “simply divine” (Giant Step), “deeply affecting” (The Wall Street Journal), “a cross cultural triumph” (Time Out Chicago) and “the best album this year” (Pop Matters). The album reached the number one spot on the iTunes World Music sales charts and peaked at number 2 on the Billboard World Music Chart. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

October 17
Books
Feeding the Hungry Ghost
“We’re hungry for more than food,” writes the author. “We’re hungry for connection, joy, meaning, completion, truth.” The foods every culture uses to mark milestones and seasons honor this multifaceted hunger and feed the “hungry ghost,” a Tao concept about restless souls still “hungry” beyond the grave. Ellen Kanner serves up recipes that satisfy these cravings, including DIY Matzo, When All Else Fails Pasta, and Caribbean Christmas Pepper Pot. In a voice as appealing as her recipes, Kanner seasons her text with warm, wise stories (helping kids plant a garden, hanging out at farmers markets, meeting Marcel, a Haitian who marks loss with soup) that show why “Often, the best way to exercise your faith and serve the world comes in choosing what you eat for dinner.” Kanner is the Meatless Mondays blogger at Huffington Post and contributes to publications including Bon Appetit, Vegetarian Times, and Every Day With Rachael Ray. She is active in numerous food-based social projects, such as Slow Food Miami.  She will discuss and sign her book tonight. 7:30pm. Bal Harbour Shops, 5700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 17
Music
Austin Mahone
Austin Mahone is a YouTube celebrity turned pop singer who became popular in 2011. Mahone was chosen as one of the opening acts of Taylor Swift’s Red Tour and Bridgit Mendler’s Summer Tour. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records. He plays Miami tonight with Becky G, Midnight Red, W3 The Future. 7:30pm. $30.50 – $43.50. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com

October 17
Art
Concrete Paradise: The Miami Marine Stadium
Every city has a building that is emblematic of its culture and history. New York has the Empire State Building and Paris has the Eiffel Tower. For Miami, that building is the Ralph Munroe Marine Stadium, a modernist concrete structure that looks like an origami rendition of the Sydney Opera House. Designed in 1963 by a young Cuban architect named Hilario Candela, this 6,566-seat stadium is a marvel of design and engineering.  Flamboyant enough to serve as a set for Elvis Presley’s film Clambake, it was also majestic enough to host religious services and political rallies. Though shuttered and neglected since 1992 when the City cited unsafe conditions after Hurricane Andrew, Miami’s architectural jewel has continued to be a focal point for cutting-edge artistic trends. Graffiti artists and skateboarders have turned its ramps and raw concrete expanses into one of the nation’s most important venues for street art. The show will feature artworks by a number of high profile as well as local artists who have used the stadium as subject matter. In addition to the graffiti artists Crome and Fish, works by NY sculptor and video artist Marie Lorenz, and Alexandre Arrechea, will be shown. The exhibit will featuring film clips, antique hydroplanes, videos of Parkour athletes’ stunts, site-specific graffiti murals, and much more, this multi-media exhibit will bring Miami’s most daringly modern building back to dazzling life. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: coralgablesmuseum.org

October 17
Music
Poetry in Motion
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, Netia Jones, video artist and live video performer, Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano, Matthew Newlin, tenor and Rod Nelman, bass-baritone. Experience the world premiere of a stunning visual installation created by British director, designer and video artist Netia Jones, in creative collaboration with MTT, to accompany Castiglioni’s Inverno in-ver, a series of 11 short musical poems for small orchestra. The installation, co-commissioned by NWS and Chicago’s Harris Theater, will be performed in realtime by Jones during the event. Three solo vocalists close the evening with a spirited rendition of the complete score to Stravinsky’s ballet Pulcinella. The entire program will be reprised two evenings later, performed by MTT and the New World Symphony at the Harris Theater. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

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