October 3 to October 10

October 3
Workshop
Can It! Making Preserves Workshop
Learn the basics of canning with Tom Wilfong and Vanessa Safie in the Garden. Together, the duo operate Copperpot’s, a tasty jam company run from a home kitchen voted as the New Times’ Best of Miami 2013 Tastemakers. Known in the Miami marketplace for jam flavors ranging from local mango to jalapeño, Tom and Vanessa will cover the necessary safety steps as well as demonstrate practical application of the process of canning. Since canning is seasonal, this class will be cooking up a delicious cranberry jam, just in time for fall! All students will have a chance to taste some of Copperpot’s well-known recipes, go home with their own samples, and also take home the jam made during class. So come on by, slow down and jam on!  $25. 6pm – 8pm.  Miami Beach Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

October 3
Shop
Indian Pop Up
Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to view stunning silks at the Rupees Sarees Pop Up Shop at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove.  This is in conjunction with the Passage to India Pop Up Restaurant at the Ritz. Rupees will be showcasing their new unique sarees, woolen shawls, pure silk scarves, and accessories. Passage to India will serve their delicious Indain Food at this pop Up event. Through November 3rd. 6pm – 10pm. Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave; Miami. For info: 305-644-4680.

October 3
Festival
III Points Festival
The guys behind the ground breaking music venue Bardot in Wynwood and the Young Turks record label have come together for a music, arts, and technology festival that opens tonight through October 5th. The III Points Festival is a multi-venue event that will see label co-founder Jamie XX performing alongside DFA Records founder James Murphy who will also give a lecture through Red Bull Music Academy. Getting its name from the three focuses of the festival, III Points will equally highlight art and technology next to its music portion featuring additional performances from The, Deep, T. Williams, Koreless, Miami Horror, XXYYXX, and more. There will be film screenings, lectures, dance parties, BBQ’s, and of course there will be gallery exhibitions during the event. Tonight opens with Miami Horror, a showcase from Body High records (Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy) and some boutique openings. Tomorrow don’t miss gallery exhibitions including a Young Turks BBQ. Point Blank at the Wynwood Cigar Factory. DJ Shadow, XXYYXX, and Koreless. On Saturday: DFA Records BBQ before a night of warehouse and club partying. There will be live art during performances from Juan Maclean, James Murphy, Jacques Greene and more. Wynwood, Miami. For info: iiipoints.com

October 3
Social
Art After Dark
Head to Palm Beach to the Norton for Art After Dark. Tonight will be Blues music from The JL Fulks band and acoustic performance by Sosos; All the art will be open, so take a tour of Picasso and Friends or On View: Landscape Paintings. 5pm – 9pm. Norton Museum of Art,  1451 S. Olive Ave; West Palm Beach.

October 3
Music
Patrizio Buanne
Don’t miss the artist Michael Bublé has called his competition. Enthralling listeners with his smooth, graceful and defining voice, international singing sensation and Italian heartthrob–Patrizio Buanne–returns to the Broward Center with his signature renditions of traditional Italian songs and spirited interpretations of American pop standards. Known as the world’s most exciting baritone crooner, Patrizio conveys true emotion with his stunning vocalizations–from Mambo Italiano and Americano to great American classics such as Fly Me to the Moon, Crazy and Have You Ever Loved a Woman. Inspired by singing luminaries Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, this young Italian will capture your heart with his magnificent singing and polished showmanship. 8pm. $39 – $59. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

October 3
Discussion
Philip Johnson’s Glass House
Local experts discuss the relevance of Philip Johnson and his Glass House to art and architecture today. Featuring Robin Hill, Hilary Lewis, Terence Riley and Dr. Alpesh Kantilal Patel. Moderated by architecture critic Beth Dunlop. Free. 7pm.  Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: coralgablesmuseum.org

October 3
Film
Zaytoun
Miami Jewish Film Festival screens the South Florida Premiere of the award-winning film Zaytoun. Starring Academy Award-nominated actor Stephen Dorff, Zaytoun is a compelling and ultimately touching story of crossing borders in many different senses in order to reach a place of peace within. Set in Beirut in 1982, Zaytoun follows an Israeli fighter pilot, Yoni (Stephen Dorff), and a 12-year-old Palestinian boy, Fahed, who abruptly meet when the young boy shoots down Yoni’s plane. Fahed lives in a refugee ghetto in Beirut and makes the perilous decision to free Yoni. In return, Yoni must take him to Israel. An unlikely alliance forms as, initially distrustful, Yoni and Fahed make their way across war-torn Lebanon on a journey to a place they both call home. Part unlikely buddy movie, part wartime thriller, this latest offering from director Eran Riklis. $12. 7:30pm. O Cinema Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 786-565-FILM or miamijewishfilmfestival.org

October 4
Theatre
Mystery on the Menu: An Invitation to Murder
A one-woman interactive murder mystery featuring Barbara Fox is at the Garden for two events. Decide how you’ll solve the mystery: over brunch or dinner. In both of these murder mysteries several members of the audience will receive parts to read and clues to follow.  Tickets include soft drinks, cheese and chocolate for the first performance and juice and croissants for the daytime mystery. Reservations required. $21. 7pm & 11am. Miami Beach Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 786.683.6078 or mysterymenu@aol.com

October 4
Music
Jaap Blonk
Subtropics has organized a week-long residency with composer, performer and poet, Jaap Blonk. During the residency he has created an 8-channel piece entitled Oiste? (Have You Heard?) inspired by the notions of gossip and eavesdropping. Tonight he will perform during a concert featuring Jaap Blonk, Kenny Millions, Liza Seigido and Gustavo Matamoros. The evening will start at ArtCenter’s Listening Gallery and continue with a parade to Project 924′s Audiotheque. Part two of that evening’s concert will feature voice and live electronics: a collaboration with improvising vocalist Liza Seigido and a new piece by Gustavo Matamoros and Jaap Blonk. 9pm. ArtCenter’s Listening Gallery, 800-810 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: Subtropics.org

October 4
Social
Members Season Launch
Join the Rhythm Foundation and head to their members opening bash, an exclusive pre-show reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and Heineken beer. A silent auction with unique memorabilia and experiences with musical performers  Nicola Conte and Julieta Venegas.  After-show dance party with renown Italian DJ Nicola Conte. 7pm. Backstage at Fillmore,  1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: rhythmfoundation.com

October 4
Theatre
Cloud 9
The time-shifting comedy by the author of Top Girls created a sensation when it opened Off-Broadway in 1981 under the direction of Tommy Tune. It tells a story of many different relationships — between men and women, men and men, women and women. Cloud 9 is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, and Queen Victoria. Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Dr; Coral Gables. For info: 305-284-3355

October 4
Music
Julieta Venegas
Mexican singer Julieta Venegas comes to Miami to promote her new album, Los Momentos, released early this year. Many of her songs are a combination of personal experiences as well as inspirations from poems and letters. “Today for the first time I can see clearly; Something has cleaned my window; Today I can trust more in what I feel; Today I know; You always have to wait; What you have been wishing for will come; Today I truly love,” sings Venegas on her song “Hoy.” Her “Los Momentos” song, which is the title of her new album, speaks to the lost moments in a relationship. “I wrote this song after reading Jorge Luis Borges’ poem “Lo Perdido,” which is not about a relationship, I added that myself and it has nothing to do with my personal life.” The “Los Momentos” album has an acoustic and intimate tone, in which traditional instruments like the piano and guitar play are present throughout the album. While Venegas prepares to launch her U.S. Tour, she is also working on producing music for a play and for a children’s animated film. 8pm.  $33.50 – $53.50, Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com

October 4
Music
Joshua Bell and Edgar Meyer, Double Concerto
Part of Festival Miami. Famed violinist Joshua Bell, whose soaring lyricism makes him beloved the world over, is joined by composer and virtuoso bassist Edgar Meyer to give the Florida premiere of Meyer’s new Double Concerto for Violin and Double Bass with the Frost Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Sleeper. The duo’s stunning interplay will amaze and delight you. The program will also feature the world premiere of a new concert march by Emmy Award-winning film and television composer, conductor and distinguished alumnus Joel McNeely under the auspices of the Abraham Frost Commission, a new music endowment established by Dr. Phillip Frost in tribute to his late father. The evening concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. The tenth anniversary of Phillip and Patricia Frost’s generous naming gift to the music school will also be celebrated with a special Intermission presentation. Joshua Bell on violin, Edgar Meyer, on double bass with the Frost Symphony Orchestra. 8pm. Gusman, 1314 Miller Dr; Coral Gables. For info: festivalmiami.com or 305.284.4940

October 5
Music
A Gershwin Opening
The stage of the New World Center comes alive in the season’s first performance led by Michael Tilson Thomas. Bongos, claves and maracas resonate in Gershwin’s vibrantly percussive Cuban Overture, and the young, prodigiously talented pianist Yuja Wang tackles one of the composer’s more traditional works, the Piano Concerto in F major. Filmmaker Tal Rosner, whose video art was a highlight of the New World Center’s grand opening, returns with a newly commissioned video made for Britten’s Four Sea Interludes. This concert is part of the Saturday Evening Series One and the Sunday Symphony Series. Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (video by Tal Rosner), Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella, Gershwin: Cuban Overture and Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F. 7:30pm. $112 – $94. For info: New World Center, 500 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: newworldcenter.com or 305.673.3331.

October 5
Art
Correspondences
Correspondences presents a visual dialogue between the work of resident artist Marina Font and alumna Amalia Caputo. Correspondences explores the changing notions of identity and memory, and how these concepts are constantly transformed by one another. The exhibition, an experimental work-in-progress, presents a collection of photographs, objects and videos that construct individual and collective stories, built upon scenes of the artists’ own and appropriated memories. In Correspondences, the artists question the veracity of both, memory and photography, exposing the fragility of these concepts. Art Center / South Florida – Project 924, 924 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: artcentersf.org

October 5
Festival
Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Now in Downtown at Grand Central Park, Octoberfest is bigger and better than ever with 18 styles of Sam Adams, live bands, DJs, competitions and rides and attractions including a zipline, rock wall, dunk tank and more! $10.  Grand Central Park, 700 N Miami Ave; Miami. For info: BrickellFestival.com

October 5
Walk
5k Walk/Run for Haiti
This 5K Walk/Run for Haiti is to raise funds for the nonprofit Hand in Hand for Haiti that opened Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable School in Saint-Marc, Haiti. The school is funded soley by donations and fundraising by the folks of Hand in Hand for Haiti. This year marks the run’s 5th year and the funnest year, where participants can walk around the zoo, checking out the animals,  while raising money. All walkers get a commemorative tee. 8am. $15 – $30. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St; Miami. For info: handinhandforhaiti.com or 305-251-0400.

October 5
Film
Italian Movie Night
The Coral Gables Museum celebrates 2013 as the Year of Italian Culture in the U.S. with a series of outdoor Italian flicks in the museum courtyard.  Tonight’s film is the comedy Si Puo Fare. Nello, a Milanese businessman who has lost his job, finds himself managing a cooperative of former mental patients, relocated after the Italian state closed the country’s psychiatric hospitals under the Basaglia Law. A strong believer in the dignity of work, Nello encourages every cooperative member to learn a trade in order to free themselves from their dependence on charity handouts, inventing a role for each of them that is amazingly adapted to their abilities though it could end up in conflict, with the inevitable human and tragic-comic contradictions in play.  Italian with English subtitles. Bring lawn chairs and snacks. Rental chairs, drinks, pizza and popcorn available to benefit the Museum. Free. 8pm. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: coralgablesmuseum.org

October 5
Social
Casino Night
A colorful group of local celebrities, business professionals and community leaders will come together for a fun-filled evening including gaming, complimentary hand-rolled cigars from Cuban Crafter Cigars, hors d’oeuvres and delicious desserts from Gobsmack Sweets and Parties by Pat, a Starbucks coffee bar, and an open bar compliments of Premier Beverage Company. Benefits South Floridian Children who are Victims of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence through EDGE. $50.  7pm – 11pm. Sheraton Miami, 3900 NW 21st St; Miami. For info: theedgeeducation.com.

October 5
Kids
Cardboard Carnival
Take the kids to the MSM to take the Global Cardboard Challenge. Calling all junior engineers, costume designers, and carnies! The Miami Science Museum would like to invite you and your family to participate in our Cardboard Carnival. This event is in conjunction with the 2nd annual Global Cardboard Challenge organized by the Imagination Foundation. To do our part, we need your help to make the best Cardboard Carnival around. Come create your own carnival rides, costumes, food stands, and more. We’ll supply the materials – all you need to bring is your imagination. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Free. 2pm – 4pm. Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave; Miami. For info: miamisci.org

October 5
Tour
South Beach Art Deco Walk
Meet guide Paula Fletcher for a walk of South Beach’s Art Deco District. Tour features a stop at Gianni Versace’s infamous doorstep, Art Deco architecture, and entertaining stories about this historic district and the characters that played a starring role. Advanced reservations and payment required. $30. 9am – 11am. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Ave; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 5
Music
Italy Hit Week
Italy’s acclaimed HIT Week tour returns to Downtown Hollywood tonight when The Rhythm Foundation presents Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Italy, a celebration of contemporary Italian music and culture featuring top international artists in concert. Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Italy will feature a live performance by Italy’s new-generation masters of taranta, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, and a deejay set by DJ, producer and musician Nicola Conte. The event will also showcase Italian bands chosen by the public in a nationwide music contest to win a spot on the HIT Week tour. The park will be filled with authentic Italian food and drinks as well, and foodies will enjoy an Italian cooking demonstration by the winner of the Chef Contest. A must-see band on the festival circuit, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino have established themselves as the leading force in the revival of the mysterious Italian folk style known as pizzica, or “taranta. Italian DJ and producer Nicola Conte became internationally famous with his loungey brand of jazz that relies extensively on bossa nova, but is also heavily influenced by the swinging soundtracks of Italian films of the ’60s and ’70s. 7pm – 11pm. Free. Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle; Hollywood. For info: rhythmfoundation.com

October 5
Kids
Little LAB: Cupcakes & Crafts
Little LAB stems from Locust Projects’ annual LAB program, which revolves around a collaborative group exhibition by South Florida high school students. 2013 marked the 4th year of the program and included 25 students, selected through an open call. Under the direction of practicing contemporary visual artists Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters and Loriel Beltran, students were given the opportunity to create a collaborative exhibition in a public venue and manage all aspects of its production during the three week summer intensive. Students also visited art institutions on guided field trips and interacted with members of the local art community during scheduled visits. LAB graduates will be Little LAB artist mentors for the day. 11am – 1pm. Free. Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Ave; Miami. For info: 305-576-8570 or locustprojects.org

October 5
Music
Keith Urban
With his seventh album, FUSE, Urban takes some bold strides, pursuing new sounds and new approaches that will surprise even his most devoted fans. This fearless experimentation is evident just from looking at the album’s credits, which reveal a list of acclaimed producers and writers who are new collaborators for Urban, including such diverse hitmakers as Butch Walker, Mike Elizondo, Jay Joyce, and Stargate. With his seventh album, FUSE, Urban takes some bold strides, pursuing new sounds and new approaches that will surprise even his most devoted fans. This fearless experimentation is evident just from looking at the album’s credits, which reveal a list of acclaimed producers and writers who are new collaborators for Urban, including such diverse hitmakers as Butch Walker, Mike Elizondo, Jay Joyce, and Stargate. He hits Miami tonight for his Light The Fuse Tour. 7pm. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way; West Palm Beach. For info: 561-795-8883

October 5
Comedy
Andy Pita’s Laffgasm 2.0
Andy Pita (member of Latin Urban Pop group Los Primeros, and known for his crazy comedic viral videos) invites you to join him for round two of his Laffgasm comedy show dubbed “LAFFGASM 2.0”. A unique evening filled with stand-up and sketch comedy so pleasurable, you can’t help but have a Laffgasm. With help from Have-Nots Comedy, Pita will bring to life many of his crazy, comedic antics alongside a spectacular lineup of South Florida’s best and brightest comedians. Featuring Nery Saenz, Johnny Trabs (Emmy-award winning comic seen on Last Call w/ Carson Daly, BET, NBC, Mega TV and one-half of comedic duo A Pair of Nuts), & Orlando Leyba (Miami Improv, and original web series LaborDays.TV). 9pm. $15. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: fillmoremb.com

October 5
Arts
Performing Arts of Black Peru
Take advantage of this rare opportunity! Learn about the traditions of Afro-Peruvians. Join Perú Expresión for an informative performance of the little-known music and dance of this community. This program is presented by the South Florida Folklife Center as part of the Heritage Spotlight series, an artist-in-residence program featuring local, traditional artists. Free. 2pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 5
Books
Spain’s Forgotten Alliance
Spain: The Forgotten Alliance is engaging to the general public written for the everyday reader, targeting history enthusiasts, educators, students, and all readers interested in global conflicts. Inspired by her Spanish heritage and the desire to provide factual information at times forgotten, after a five year investigation Martha Gutiérrez-Steinkamp created a fact–based account in SPAIN: The Forgotten Alliance with the hope the book’s research will bring about a change of attitude on the subject as well as the recognition Spain deserves. It is an easy to read historical account of Spain’s contribution to the independence of the United that changed the course of History. Martha Gutiérrez Steinkamp is a  Cuban-born educator of Spanish heritage. She is a Smithsonian Fellow and co-author of Hispanic Contributions to the United States curriculum. Her multidiscipline education includes Havana Conservatory of Music, Villanova University School of Law, University of Victoria cultural management and museum studies, and ballet at Carnegie Hall with Michael Fokine.  Steinkamp has embarked on cultural missions with the Secretary of State to South America, is an international bilingual consultant in Mexico, Europe, and Tokyo, and develops national multicultural curricula and programs for schools and museums in Florida, New York, and Texas.  She will discuss her book tonight. 6pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 6
Tour
Coconut Grove Comedy History Walk
Laugh along with college professor-by-day and comedian-by-night Freddy Stebbins as he tells the history of “Cocoanut Grove.” Walk through the beautiful tree-lined streets of one of Miami’s historic neighborhoods and learn about their zany history. Advanced reservations and payment required. $30. 9am – 11am. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 6
Kids
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
Newbery Award-winning author Richard Peck is at his very best in this fast-paced mystery adventure. Fans of The Tale of Desperaux, A Little Princess, and Stuart Little will all be captivated by this memorable story of a lovable orphan mouse on an amazing quest. The smallest mouse in London’s Royal Mews is such a little mystery that he hasn’t even a name. And who were his parents? His Aunt Marigold, Head Needlemouse, sews him a uniform and sends him off to be educated at the Royal Mews Mouse Academy. There he’s called “Mouse Minor” (though it’s not quite a name), and he doesn’t make a success of school. Soon he’s running for his life, looking high and low through the grand precincts of Buckingham Palace to find out who he is and who he might become. Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the country’s most highly respected writers for children. He will read from and sign his book today. 2pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 7
Music
Brian Lynch: Serious Multi Jazz Jam Sessions
The Brian Lynch Afro-Caribbean Jazz Artist Ensemble, conducted by Grammy Award winning trumpeter and Frost School of Music professor Brian Lynch, performs original compositions and new arrangements of modern Latin Jazz. Lynch directs his hand picked ensemble of talented young musicians and performs with them as his own group. Among his many achievements, he has long been known as a great conductor of the jazz jam session. As a member of the house band at the legendary Star Cafe sessions in the New York City of the early 1980s, with Junior Cook and Harold White, and as bandleader of the late night jams at the NY Blue Note in the 1990s, Lynch absorbed the philosophy and practice of the session at its highest level. Now he brings his knowledge and love of the form to Miami and PAX. 8:30pm. PAX Miami, 337 Southwest 8th St; Miami. For info: 305-640-5847 or paxmiami.com

October 8
Music
Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi is a Brooklyn-based rapper from Cleveland whose debut single, Day ‘n’ Nite, became an online favorite in 2008. Born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi in suburban Cleveland, his career took off after he moved to Brooklyn and became affiliated with Fool’s Gold, the label of DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. The label released the Day ‘n’ Nite EP in February and circulated a Crookers remix around the blogosphere, drumming up a good deal of buzz in the process. Not long after the release of “Day ‘n’ Nite,” Kid Cudi began touring with the Fool’s Gold collective. Kid Cudi released his conceptual debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day in the summer of 2009. A year later he returned with a sequel, Man on the Moon, Vol. 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager. In 2012, he teamed with “Day ‘n’ Nite” producer Dot Da Genius and introduced their rock-rap band, WZRD. Then came Indicud and included contributions from soft-rock sisters Haim and former Fleet Foxes’ drummer Father John Misty, alongside rappers A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar.  Kid Cudi will bring his North American Tour The Cud Life Tour 2013 featuring opening acts Big Sean and Logic to Miami tonight. 7:30pm. $39.50 -  $49.50. AaArena, 601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 786-777-1000 or aaarena.com.

October 8
Kids
Madeline & the Old House
Madeline and her favorite companion in mischief, Pepito, embark on their wildest adventure yet. When ghostly moans lead them to the attic of the old house in Paris, they discover Felix de La Morte, who has lingered there for hundreds of years, waiting for the return of a certain comet. With the comet due to return the very next day, the poor fellow’s telescope has been stolen by mean Lord Cucuface, and it is up to Madeline and Pepito to get it back. A nighttime trip across Paris, a midnight apparition, and all is happily resolved in time for the three new friends to view the comet on a starry night. Bemelmans Marciano is the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of the Madeline books. John has written and illustrated four books about Madeline, carrying on his grandfather’s legacy. He will read from and sign his book tonight. 6pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 9
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 9
Performance
Jillian Mayer
Artist Jillian Mayer presents “Landscape,” a live performance about our contemporary age. Mayer calls upon drawing, photography, video, online platforms, installation and performance to enact scenarios of apathy, dysfunction and disillusionment. Indoctrinated into expectations of upward mobility, instant gratification and the succinct finesse of a television sitcom and web experience, Mayer critiques the dissonance between her childhood optimism and the state of contemporary culture with an erudite playfulness. “Landscape” is a contemporary digital meditation on traditional Japanese Zen Gardens. The South Florida-based artist Mayer is the 2013 Audience Choice winner of MOCA’s Optic Nerve Festival. In 2010, her video “Scenic Jogging” was among the selections for the 2010 Guggenheim’s “A Biennial of Creative Video.” MOCA Galleries will be open tonight until 9pm.  On view is Love of Technology, which features works that examine the dynamic between popular technology and its human users, and pose challenges to established ideologies. For several of the artists, this exhibition is their first in an American museum and many of the works are site-specific. Featured artists are Luis Fernando Benedit, Ian Cheng, Jason Galbut, Lena Henke, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Morag Keil, Oliver Laric, Ben Schumacher and John Keenan, Josh Smith, jack Strange, Anicka Yi and Andrea Zittel. 7pm. Free with museum admission. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

October 9
Art
On Location:Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art
In an effort to connect the contemporary art market and the non-profit art world, ArtCenter has invited South Florida-based gallery Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art to exhibit some of the artists from their roster. The pop up show will consist of a curated exhibition featuring five gallery artists: Robert Huff, Kuhl & Leyton, Jorge Pantoja, David Rohn and Roberto Visani.  Each artist/artist team explores varied manifestations of masculinity. Opening Reception tonight. 6pm – 10pm. ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: artcentersf.org

October 10
Music
Björn Again
Relive the phenomenon of ABBA with Björn Again, the world’s number-one ABBA show. Grab your friends, family, platform shoes and pantsuits for what Rolling Stone magazine calls a “fabulously flawless” night of ultimate entertainment. Get ready for an irresistibly fun revival of ABBA’s biggest hits including “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Take a Chance On Me,” “Honey Honey,” “SOS” and many more. You’ll be shouting “Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie” for the only ABBA performance acknowledged by the original band! This exciting show masterfully recreates the ABBA experience with the iconic sound, humor, dance steps and costumes you know and love. Don’t miss what Time Out, New York calls “one of the most entertaining rock shows in the world today!” 8pm. $37.50 – $51.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

October 10
Theatre
Metamorphoses
Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for “Best Direction of a Play” and the Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Play,” Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses opens tonight at the Arsht. Fifteen years ago Metamorphoses debuted, a play of such grace and beauty that the memory of it still lingers in the minds of audiences today. In the simple beauty of a four-foot rippling pool of water, American playwright and original director Mary Zimmerman conjures Ovid’s classic myths – Eros and Psyche, Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, Narcissus and more – into 11 vignettes boasting gorgeous imagery, provocative moments and breathtaking storytelling. As part of the multi-faceted collaboration between the University of Miami Department of Theatre Arts and the Arsht Center, this production will serve as a professional learning experience that offers the theater majors at the university an opportunity to work with seasoned professionals in creating a professional production. Miami’s regional theater actors join UM’s student actors to create more than 50 characters, bringing the Greek myths to life. Students majoring in technical theater and design will work side-by-side with the Arsht Center/UM production and creative team to create a professional set, costumes and lighting design and will assist the production manager, stage manager and other key production staff members. Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

October 10
Art
CINTAS Foundation Fellows Finalists Exhibition in Visual Art
In partnership with the CINTAS Foundation, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents the 50th presentation of the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Finalist Exhibition in Visual Art. The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts by artists, composers, writers and architects of Cuban descent living outside the island of Cuba. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, who was also a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts. Opening Reception tonight. 7pm. – 9pm. MDC Museum of Art + Design, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305.237.7700 or mdc.edu

October 10
Social
Bob Marley Messenger
The exhibit Bob Marley Messenger opens tonight at HistoryMiami. The exhibition explores Marley as a spiritual man and powerful performer who inspired a legion of fans. Curated by The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE. Celebrate the legacy of this musical icon at the opening reception. Enjoy Jamaican cuisine, a cash bar, and reggae vibes from local band Jahfe. 7pm – 9:00pm. $10. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-5356 or historymiami.org.

October 10
Halloween
Fright Nights Scream Park
Fright Nights Scream Park, the scariest Halloween phenomenon ever, and has been designed to be scarier than ever before! This year 4 new horrifying haunts have been totally designed for maximum terror. The Smiths,  Grim’s Tale, Sunnyville Orphanage and Country Bill’s Meat Market. The whole venue is filled with an army of buzz saw zombies and other terrifying creatures. Plus, the Monster Midway with rides, games, food & Much, Much More! Come face to face with some of your deepest fears. Keep checking over your shoulder…who knows what may lurk in the shadows? 6pm – 1pm. $30. South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd; West Palm Beach. For info: myfrightnights.com

October 10
Festival
Bird Festival
This year’s Bird Festival kicks off with birding field trips to South Florida bird habitats. All field trips are led by Tropical Audubon Society experts and registration includes a Bird Festival tote bag. Field trip day is today with a full-day tour of Miami Exotics led by Paul Bithorn and a half-day tour to AD Barnes Park led by Brian Rapoza.  These include activities for birders of all ages including, presentations by bird experts, bird walks, bird attracting plants and vendors and educational activities for the whole family. Through Sunday October 13. 9:30am -  4:30pm. $50 – $30. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables. For info: fairchildgarden.org

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