October 18 – October 25

October 18
Art
As the Ferris Wheel Turns
The Turns utilizes the carnival as a backdrop to tell a universal story of life, love and loss. Works that appear whimsical and amusing are also quite poetic and profound. The exhibition includes multigenerational artists working in different mediums to tie the narrative together. As part of the exhibition, Regina Jestrow presents The Patch Project, an environmentally sustainable barter patching project using scrap fabrics from past works that allows the participants to hold on to their special garments. Alexander Guerra creates a performance installation with his new works, Hybrid Bunnies. Utilizing Subtropics’ Fluxus Piano, Guerra creates a game of darts that allows the participant to try to hit the bull’s eye 2 of out of 3 times in order to win one of his Hybrid Bunny Prizes. During the opening reception, ArtCenter alumna David Rohn, presented The Amazing Ultran, a simulation of an automatronic fortune teller like the ones that were a fixture of Carnivals, Pier Parks and County Fairs in the last century. 6-10pm. ArtCenter/South Florida 924 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 305.674.8278 or artcentersf.org

October 18
Art
Super Health Heroes
The Super Health Heroes Comic Coloring Book featuring “The Terrific Trio” in “The Triumph of the Superheroes  is the pilot edition of a series of proposed comic-coloring books depicting the young patients of Miami Children’s Hospital as Super-Heroes fighting the villain-maladies, in this case, the villain-cancers that these children face every day. The young patients will recognize the super-power weapons used to battle the villains because the stories have actual scenarios with equipment and procedures from their own experience. The goal of this book is to take healing or diagnostic procedures that might be frightening or painful and reconfigure them as the special power accouterments of the Superhero. The exhibition at MBUS will present drawings from the Super Health Heroes Coloring book and hopes to provide an opportunity for the community to engage in a dialogue about the importance of health and health care. Free. Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd; Suite 440, Miami Beach. For info: mbus.fiu.edu

October 19
Music
Talib Kweli
Live At Knight is a groundbreaking new concert series featuring headliners from around the world. Tonights performance is from Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli with buzzworthy duo act Idle Warship and with singer/songwriter Res.   In 2009, the famed rapper joined longtime collaborator Res to form Idle Warship. The hip-hop/electro group released their first official album, Habits of the Heart, in November 2011. In a bold and indefinable mash-up of influences, the 12-track album uniquely mixes hip-hop, electronic and alternative music. Idle Warship will be joined by members of the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO). This 11 piece chamber orchestra will be guest directed by Sam Hyken in collaboration with Fuse, the young patron’s group.  This performance will mark the first time that Talib Kweli works with an orchestral section. $30 – $100. 8:30pm. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

October 19
Dance
MCB Program I
Program I opens the 12-13 Season with works by leading choreographers of the 20th century. Returning to the repertory after long absences are George Balanchine’s APOLLO, from 1928 with its ravishing Stravinsky score, and Sir Frederick Ashton’s LES PATINEURS – also called THE SKATING PARTY — with all the charm and nostalgia it’s been celebrated for since it was first seen in 1937. And, in a very different mood, Paul Taylor’s tango-flavored spectacular PIAZZOLLA CALDERA closes the exciting program, with its seductive choreography and thrilling Piazzolla music. 8pm. $20 – $175. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

October 19
Lecture
Ernesto Bazan
Talk and slideshow: by Sicilian-born photographer Ernesto Bazan who spent 14 years living in Cuba and has taken some remarkable photos published in two books, Bazan Cuba and Al Campo. Both books focus on the hard, simple and yet beautiful way of life in the countryside. The pictures tell the story of Bazan’s farmer friends going about their daily existence: sowing the land, harvesting crops, raising their families, raising animals, killing and eating them for survival. Bazan shared intimate rituals with them: eating meals, smoking sugar-tasting cigars, sipping sweet rum as he conversed about their lives and his. As he wrote, in the thank you letter in Bazan Cuba: “My way of shooting changed. Taking pictures became almost part of this ritual — it was no longer my main priority.” 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 19
Music
Heroic Beethoven
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor. Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony – his triumphant homage to heroism – becomes larger than life on the façade of the New World Center as MTT leads the orchestra in the first Friday night WALLCAST concert of the season. Conducting Fellow Joshua Gersen opens the program with Steven Mackey’s playful Lost and Found. Free. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; For info: Miami Beach. 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

October 19
Tour
Bayfront Fountain Architecture and 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.

October 19
Halloween
The Monster Masquerade
Get your Halloween costume ready and come dance the night away at the darkest night spot around town… Zoo Miami!   Costumed monsters ages 21 will be grooving at the biggest Halloween party in South Florida, The Monster Masquerade tonight. Come where the wild things are and party in the dark while enjoying premium cocktails courtesy of Bacardi U.S.A., savory treats, music and dancing by The Coast 97.3 FM.  At the end of the night, we’ll announce the “Best Costume Contest” that will have you dying for awesome prizes. When night falls and the wild calls, The Monster Masquerade at Zoo Miami will be the only place to be. Your ticket purchase will support the Zoological Society of Florida in its mission of wildlife education and conservation. 8pm. $75. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St; Miami. For info: 305-255-5551 or zoomiami.org.

October 19
Film
Detropia
Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century- the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now, the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. As houses are demolished by the thousands, automobile-company wages plummet, institutions crumble, and tourists gawk at the “charming decay,” the film’s vibrant, gutsy characters glow and erupt like flames from the ashes. These soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive postindustrial America and begins to envision a radically different future. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

October 19
Film
The Giants
The irrepressible Bouli Lanners’ multi award-winning and hilarious new film takes its cues from Mark Twain in exploring the uncharted and misunderstood world of adolescence. It’s summertime. Brothers Seth (16) and Zac (“13 and three quarters”) have again been left to fend for themselves by their neglectful single mother at the family’s cottage in the verdant and isolated Luxembourg countryside. Just like every holiday before, they’ve resigned themselves to another mundane summer, but things shift dramatically after they strike up a friendship with local kid Danny, and the most perilous – and greatest – journey of their lives begins. Together, as the boys scavenge for food, steal their grandfather’s car and pursue harebrained schemes to make money, they find their bravado repeatedly punctured by the rigours of an adult world they cannot comprehend. In French with English subtitles. 9pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

October 20
Film
MIA Animation Fest
MIA Animation is an industry conference that focuses on Computer Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Film, Web Design and Visual Arts. Animations from different genres ranging from character animation to scientific visualization, and from commercials for mainstream TV are invited to participate in this year’s Animation Festival. The conference will hold screenings of the competition reel from the conference, followed by the award ceremony. Hosted by Miami International University of Art & Design. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

October 20
Social
Wild About Kids
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade hosts its sixth annual “Wild About Kids” black-tie optional gala tonight. Enjoy a unique “live” red carpet welcome entering the cocktail reception and silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, dinner program, live music, dancing and much more. Celeb artist David “LEBO” Le Batard, donated a piece of his original artwork to the silent auction. A step-by-step photographic exhibit and short video of his painting’s creative process will be displayed. 13-year-old alumna, Elizabeth Elias will sing the National Anthem to kick off the dinner. Guest Speaker is Danell Leyva, who won the bronze medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics for men’s gymnastics.After party includes music, dancing, a full bar and tapas-style food. $50. 7pm.  $325. Four Seasons Hotel Brickell, 1435 Brickell Ave; Miami. For info: 305-446-9910 or bgcmia.org

October 20
Dance
Compagnie de Danse
Haiti’s acclaimed dance company, Compagnie de Danse, under the direction of Jean René Delsoin, performs choreography that captures Haiti now – raw and refined, spiritual and powerful. Bold swaths of color alternate with somber, focused intensity. The earthy, expressive voices of traditional drums interweave with the precise grace of classical ballet. Modern dance aesthetics and a deep love of popular moves meet beats that migrated from West Africa to Haiti. 8pm. $25-$10. 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

October 20
Music
Heroes and Icons
Michael Tilson Thomas and Yo-Yo Ma reunite for this special Arsht Center-only performance. Featuring Mackey: Lost and Found, the romantic lyricism of Schumann’s Cello Concerto and the raw emotion of Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony, these musical icons are sure to inspire all. $199.25 – $15.25. 8pm. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

October 21
Film
Brunch-Box-And-A-Film
When someone thinks of a brewer, they probably don’t picture a petite woman with red pigtails. But with Tonya Cornett’s amazing beers and growing collection of medals, things may change. From farm to consumption, women are fighting their way to become some of the most influential people in the craft beer world. Based in the Pacific NW, The Love of Beer follows these inspirational women as they struggle to end stereotypes, handle their rising fame, and raise families in a 21 and over lifestyle. They’re not doing it for feminism or equality-they’re doing it for the love of beer. The films featured in Do Something Reel not only raise awareness around the issues, but also leave people feeling hopeful about the power of small changes. Whole Foods Market is a mission driven company and everything they do goes back to their seven Core Values, which includes caring for our planet and our communities. 1pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

October 21
Tour
Secrets of Simpson Park Eco-Walk
Join eco-historian Frank Schena and explore Simpson Park, named after Dr. Charles Torrey Simpson and once partly owned by William Brickell. The park is a remnant of the original tropical hardwood forest that extended along Biscayne Bay from the Miami River to Coconut Grove. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. 9am – 11am. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 21
Music
Music in Beautiful Spaces
The repertoire will be two masterpieces of the chamber music literature, Dvorak Piano Quintet #2 in A major, Op. 81 and Shostakovich Piano Quintet #2 in G minor, Op. 57. Luis Fernandez, violin; Tony Seepersad, violin; Rafael Ramirez, viola; Michael Andrews, cello and Ciro Fodere, piano. 2pm. $20. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: sobechamberensemble.org.

October 21
Music
Simple Gifts
Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free.” These powerful words from the Shaker hymn Simple Gifts inspired Aaron Copland to write his most memorable work: Appalachian Spring. With beautiful sincerity, these hymns are a direct link to America’s early history and an inspiration for composers over the ages. Seraphic Fire opens its 11th Season with a celebration of refreshingly simple Americana, with music from the Shaker tradition, as well as Copland, Samuel Barber, Morten Lauridsen, and others. The earnest joy of this music is the perfect departure point for an incredible season. 4pm. Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Ave; Miami Beach. For info: seraphicfire.org

October 21
Lecture
Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis
In 1962, The U.S.  and Russia averted an international conflict that brought the two nations to the brink of nuclear war. South Florida played a key role in the events as the government prepared the area for military defense. Revisit the impact of the crisis on South Florida and its residents at this presentation in commemoration of the Cuban Missile Crisis’ 50th anniversary. View historic photographs and film footage from HistoryMiami’s collection and historic film footage from Miami-Dade’s Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Archives. Panelists are: Dr. Roger E. Kanet, Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami and editor/author of more than 30 books and 200 articles, primarily on Soviet and Russian foreign policy and Charles D. Carter, Military historian and former Army Sergeant based at one of the local Nike Missile sites from 1963 – 1965 and author of several historical publications about Cold War nuclear missiles. 2:30pm. $8. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info:

October 21
Kids
Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash
Get ready to be Spooked! Be the first to experience Miami’s best family-friendly Haunted House, trick or treat inside the Museum’s galleries, decorate mini pumpkins and sugar skulls, dance the monster mash and much more!  Families will enjoy pizza, snacks, drinks and other delectable treats.  All of this while raising money for a good cause – all proceeds benefit the Museum’s educational programs. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/halloween. $50.  1pm – 6pm.  For info: 305.373.5437 or miamichildrensmuseum.org.

October 21
Music
MSO Grand Season Opening
Don’t miss The Miami Symphony Orchestra 2012-13 Season Opening with one of the most technically challenging concertos of all time – Rachmaninoff’s amazing Third Piano Concerto in D minor, Op. 30, Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105 and Kodály: Dances of Galánta. The Conductor is Eduardo Marturet with Konstantin Soukhovetski, on piano. 7pm. $154 – $34. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: nws.org

October 22
Tour
Hungry for History: Dr. Jackson and the Alamo Tour
Visit the historic 1918 Alamo Museum with guide Michael Pearlman. Housed in a beautiful Mediterranean Revival building by August Geiger, the Alamo was Miami’s first hospital. Hear the story of Dr. James Jackson, the pioneer doctor who moved to Miami in 1896. Advance reservations and payment required. $25. 11am – 1pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 22
Books
Gina Gershon
Film and television icon Gina Gershon may be best known for her movie roles in Bound and Showgirls and television appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm and How to Make It in America, but deep down she is a self-described cat lady. In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind (Gotham, $22.50) follows Gina’s desperation and despair when her assistant loses her beloved cat, Cleo. Gina spends two months roaming the back streets of Los Angeles at all hours of the night, searching for Cleo and meeting several quirky and outrageous characters who help or hinder her in different ways, including Ellen DeGeneres, who searches with Gina and recommends her pet psychic; the newspaper delivery man who gives her advice; and the mysterious fortune-teller, who appears from the shadows to give her a statue of Saint Gertrude, the protector of cats everywhere. Along the way, she reflects on the various cats that have been a part of her life and shares her travails as a single girl in search of both her cat and some sanity. In Search of Cleo will delight pet lovers and singletons alike as it introduces Cleo to the celebrated pantheon of literary cats that includes Dewey, Homer, and Oscar.  Tickets are required for this event. Free. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 22
Music
Michael Feinstein
The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, will bring his interpretations of Frank Sinatra classics and timeless favorites to Hard Rock Live tonight. Feinstein’s newest CD, The Sinatra Project, Volume II: The Good Life, was released last year by Concord Records and debuted at #17 on Billboard’s Traditional Jazz chart and #14 on the Contemporary Jazz chart. The album is the follow-up to the Grammy Award-nominated The Sinatra Project in 2008. His other recent recordings include a new duet CD Power Of Two with “Glee” and “30 Rock” star Cheyenne Jackson, as well as We Dreamed These Days – featuring the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. Feinstein co-wrote the title song with Dr. Maya Angelou. $35 – $65. 8pm. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: seminolehardrockhollywood.com or 954-327-ROCK.

October 22
Books
Rabbi Harold Kushner
The story of Job is one of unjust things happening to a good man. Yet after losing everything, Job—though confused, angry, and questioning God—refuses to reject his faith, although he challenges some central aspects of it. Rigorous and insightful yet deeply affecting, The Book of Job (Schocken, $24) is balm for a distressed age—and Rabbi Harold S. Kushner’s most important book since When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Rooted in the text, the critical tradition that surrounds it, and the author’s own profoundly moral thinking, Kushner’s study gives us the book of Job as a touchstone for our time. Taking lessons from historical and personal tragedy, Kushner teaches us about what can and cannot be controlled, about the power of faith when all seems dark, and about our ability to find God.  Tickets are required for this event. Free. 6:30pm. Books and Books, 9700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 23
Lecture
Jason Moran
Festival Miami Event Spotlight presents Stamps Distinguished Visitor Jason Moran with an engaging master class and Q&A focusing on current musical trends in jazz. He will discuss new career opportunities for multi-faceted jazz and studio professionals, and practical advice about touring, recording and composing for students and pros alike. Ticket required. Free. 3:30pm. Clarke Recital Hall, For info: festivalmiami.com

October 23
Social
Headdress Ball
Revelers intrigued by the “heady” aspects of Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest masking and costuming celebration can let their imaginations run wild at the 30th annual Headdress Ball tonight. The glamorous gala is themed “Salacious Unveiling: The End of Time,” complementing Fantasy Fest’s “A-Conch-Alypse” theme that spoofs an ancient apocalypse prophecy predicting the world’s end in December 2012. Entrants wearing elaborate masks, cowls, bonnets and other headgear — many decorated with feathers, sequins and unexpected or bizarre accessories — are to vie for cash prizes at the head-turning event. The first-place contestant is to take home $1,500. The competition typically is characterized by celebrity judges, dazzling entertainment and a liberal dose of the outrageous. Between headdress presentations, attendees can enjoy a nightclub-style talent revue featuring top local performers and female impersonators. 7pm. $320 – $30. Southernmost on the Beach, 508 South St; Key West. For info: headdressballkeywest.com

October 24
Film
The Hunger Games
Free movies every Wednesday night are back with the season return of the The SoundScape Cinema Series at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage. This week’s flick is The Hunger Games.  Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match. Directed by Gary Ross. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson.   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 24
Music
Jason Moran & The Bandwagon
Triple-crown winner in DownBeat’s 59th Annual Critics Poll (jazz artist, jazz album and pianist of the year), Jason Moran is the new musical advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center and a 2010 MacArthur Fellow. As a pianist, composer, and bandleader he mines a variety of musical styles to create adventurous jazz performances, blending classical, blues, and jazz techniques with the musical influences of his generation, including funk, hip-hop, and rock. $20 – $50. UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr; Coral Gables. For info: For info: festivalmiami.com

October 25
Books
Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom
Meet the legendary Bunny Yeager, focus of Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom (Rizzoli, $60). The only woman pin-up photographer of her day, Bunny Yeager was also a model in her own right. After winning several beauty pageants in Miami, Yeager went to photography school, and in 1955, she hit the jackpot with her shot of Bettie Page scantily clad in a Santa hat, which sold instantly to the fledgling Playboy magazine. Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom by Petra Mason, with a forward by the “Queen of Burlesque” Dita Von Teese, gathers more than a hundred lens-fogging photographs embodying the naughty girl-next-door eroticism of pin-up culture. Yeager’s pioneering self-portraits and excerpts from her charming 1960s how-to manuals are featured alongside dozens of wholesome beauties shot in the studio and on location. 6:30pm. Free. 9700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

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