October 31 to November 7

November 1
Music
Pink Panther at 50
The 2013-2014 Sixth Anniversary Jazz Roots season kicks off with a spectacular concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic film The Pink Panther and its composer – the musical genius Henry Mancini, who is renowned for his memorable film and television scores. This one-night-only tribute program celebrates Mancini’s career in an unprecedented multi-media setting with music and film projections from the composer’s hit films and TV shows, including The Pink Panther, Peter Gunn, Days of Wine and Roses, Hatari, Charade, Mr. Lucky, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and many more. The concert features an all-star roster of special guest artists, backed by the University of Miami Frost School of Music’s extraordinary Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. Guest soloists include international superstar Jon Secada; sultry vocalist and Grammy nominee Monica Mancini, daughter of the late Mancini; the powerhouse vocalist heralded by the Huffington Post as “this generation’s First Lady of Jazz” Nicole Henry; and the Miami debut of New York-based French singer Cyrille Aimée, who recently took top prize in the first-ever Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition. Also featured on this incredible concert are multi-Grammy-winning saxophonist Tom Scott and Grammy-nominated jazz arranger and Dean of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music Shelly Berg on piano. This special show will close the Frost School of Music’s annual Festival Miami celebration. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

November 1
Performance
The Tiger Lillies
The Criminal Castrati’s anarchic brechtian blues trio, The Tiger Lillies, are an extraordinary three piece band creating  music that is a startling mixture of opera, gypsy song and left bank Paris. Fronted by singer Martyn Jacques who trained himself as an opera singer with a castrati style voice of heartbreaking beauty whilst living alone above a strip joint in Soho for seven years, and accompanied by drummer Mike Pickering and double bass player Adrian Stout. The Tiger Lillies sing savage and passionate songs about prostitutes, drug addicts and losers, their voices soaring and growling like men possessed. They will play tonight as part of the Miami Light Project’s Performance Series. 8pm. $25 – $50. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 St; Miami. For info: miamilightproject.com

November 1
Art
Time
Time presents a selection of historical and contemporary artworks, objects and artists’ projects that engage with ideas of time. Throughout history, philosophers and scientists have advanced new – sometimes conflicting – ideas regarding the nature and perception of time. Current thought on the subject based upon quantum physics is extremely complex. This exhibition explores the subject of time through a number of different means. It includes apparatus for measuring time in the form of several historical decorative clocks, presented alongside Torsten Lauschmann’s artwork, an idiosyncratic hand-powered ‘digital’ clock. Two artists’ projects explore the transformative nature of time, Hernan Bas’s A Queer and Curious Cabinet and Manny Prieres’s It was a Pleasure to Burn. Based upon historical cabinets of curiosities, Bas has created a cabinet room to display intriguing objects that he has collected over a number of years. Prieres’s work also engages with time’s transformative nature by presenting a series of covers of controversial and censored books. By contrast, Eadweard Muybridge’s and Idris Khan’s works exploit photographic media’s ability to ‘capture’ periods of time. Muybridge photographed various actions – most famously, a running horse – using a bank of specially-designed cameras. Khan used digital techniques to create two films which layer the sound and image of musicians playing celebrated musical scores. Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmu? use art from previous eras as the starting point for their artwork. Utilizing the Bass Museum of Art’s historical collection, Pirici and Pelmu? will choreograph performative reenactments based upon some of the artworks exhibited in the galleries and held in the museum’s storage. Lorraine O’Grady’s Miscegenated Family Album adopts yet another approach to time. Opening reception tonight. 8pm – 11pm. $10. Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave; Miami Beach, For info: Bassmuseum.org

November 1
Social
Beats After Sunset
Art + music happy hour sponsored by Reyka Vodka, Exhibitions on view: Time; Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation; tc: temporary contemporary and the egyptian gallery. Host committee: Michal Amedia | Nick d’Annunzio | Kenny Araujo | Franky Arriola | fabian Basabe | Yossi Bibas | Melissa Brown | Yissel Cabrera | Gino Campodonico | Elizabeth Eidelson | Amanda Israel | Alexander Anthony Mijares | Jipsy | Wes Pearce | Aaron Resnick | Steven J. Rodriguez | Bette Ann Schlossberg. $10. 8pm – 11pm. Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave; Miami Beach, For info: Bassmuseum.org

November 1
Art
Palletcraft
Over period of three years Eric Peterson has worked with students at Florida International University School of Architecture building furniture and researching the material potential of shipping pallets. This exhibition is both a retrospective of this work and an invitation for us to reconsider how we value humble materials. Shipping pallets are made in many different countries: the majority of finished consumer products and many building materials, foods, and raw materials are transported around the globe on standard wooden shipping pallets. Pallets change hands, travel across oceans and continents, are damaged and repaired multiple times over their useful life-cycle. These ubiquitous devices play a fundamental role in supporting our consumer culture and yet go largely unnoticed in our daily lives. The furniture and architectural material prototypes displayed in this exhibit dispense with the notion of a predetermined material nobility. Instead, wood from shipping pallets is investigated for its potential properties as cladding, surface, structure, or spatial modulator. Through the investment of human labor, Palletcraft exposes the hidden qualities of an overlooked material resource and asks us to reconsider the ramifications of our participation in global material and product transportation networks. Through December 1. The Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: coralgablesmuseum.org

November 1
Music
Young Giants: Four Composer Prodigies
Explore some of the very first works by musical masters Shostakovich, Bizet, Mendelssohn and Mozart during these one-hour multimedia events, complete with engaging narrations and video projections! Following the performance, enjoy a complimentary reception in the atrium where you can meet the Fellows. Program: Mozart: Mvt. I from Symphony No. 1, Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bizet: Mvt. IV from Symphony in C and Shostakovich: Mvts. II and IV from Symphony No. 1. James Feddeck, conductor. $25. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: newworldcenter.com

November 1
Books
The Reign of Fashion, Marie Antoinette and French Styles
At a time when fashion and decoration set the tone and absorbed the attention of society more than politics and economics, it isn’t surprising that the first priority of Marie Antoinette was to be queen of fashion. The controversial wife of Louis XVI was often resented for her interference in politics, her disregard for Court protocol, her limitless spending and her blatant favourtism. At the same time she had enormous charisma and undeniable charm. She exercised an influence on French styles that was genuinely creative. Thanks to the Queen’s passion for clothes, and her protection of the leading Parisian modiste, Rose Bertin, fashion became a French institution. And, at a time when décor was raised to a fine art form which was universally admired, Marie Antoinette was the most discerning of patrons for whom the greatest artisans and ébénistes of the day produced some of the finest examples of French furniture and objects d’art in the elegant Neo-Classical Style. Yet, like many of her fashionable contemporaries Marie Antoinette felt obliged to escape the tedious formalities of court life. Bored by constraints, she promoted informality in dress and escaped frequently to her private retreat of Petit Trianon. Here she and her friends could revel in a stylized version of country life in the English garden and its adjoining picturesque farm village until the French Revolution put an abrupt end to the Queen’s bucolic reveries. Author Juan P. Lluria will discuss and sign his book tonight. 6:30pm. Free. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 1
Music
The Hit Men
Celebrate Aventura’s Founders Day Weekend with The Hit Men – former Stars of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons. If you loved Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon, Elton John and Jim Croce then don’t miss The Hit Men, an amazing look back through rock and roll history featuring former members of these mega-star acts performing all of your favorite songs – from “Oh What a Night”, “Who Loves You”, “Sherry” and many other Four Seasons hits to “Peace Train”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Leroy Brown” and “Mony Mony”. You’ll know every word in every song in this night of mega hits – performed by the artists you heard on the original records, listened to on the radio, watched on TV and saw in concert. The Hit Men will regale you with lots of great stories about what it was like on the road and in recording sessions. Relive the glory days of rock and roll with The Hit Men. You’ll leave the theatre saying “Oh, What a Night!” 8pm. $45. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St;  Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

November 2
Kids
Family Fest: Miami Music Project
Experience a classical music concert the entire family can enjoy! Miami Music Project and the Adrienne Arsht Center present a roller coaster of sound guiding the ear through the roots of music from African rhythms to Cuban dances. Going beyond the symphonic tradition, the El Sistema Miami (ESMIA) Children’s Orchestra & Youth Orchestra performs The Untold Story of Music which will uncover the vibrant past, powerful present and inspiring future of music.  Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

November 2
Tour
Biscayne to Bacardi Walk
Enjoy a walk back in time in the Edgewater neighborhood with guide Michael Pearlman. Examine historic architecture, including the former Bacardi Building and Unity by the Bay, as well as the many private residences that once made this now gentrifying neighborhood a sparkling gem on Biscayne Bay. Advanced reservations and payment required. 10am – 12pm. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or email: citytours@historymiami.org.

November 2
Comedy
Wil Shriner: The Recently Refurbished Comedy Tour
The kick-off of the Aventura Comedy Series starts tonight with comedian Wil Shriner. Shriner loves to make people laugh and, after years behind the camera, has decided to return to the comedy stages where his career began. Shriner started on TV at age one doing commercials with father, TV humorist Herb Shriner. He attended famed UCLA Film and TV program where he learned from the greats how to entertain. As a stand up comedian in Los Angeles, he proved himself at the Improvisation and the Comedy Store where he met David Letterman, who hired him to write and perform on his show. After multiple appearances on the Tonight Show with Dave, Jay Leno and the legend Johnny Carson, Wil was tapped to host his own national talk show and was recognized with three Emmy nominations. Wil has made over 50 TV appearances with his stand up comedy act sharing the stage with the likes of Joan Rivers, Jeff Foxworthy, Kevin Nealon, Loretta Lynn, Tom Jones, Bobby Collins, Neil Sedaka, Tony Bennett and Jerry Seinfeld. Shriner has been fortunate to wear many hats (and a few sun dresses) in show business. As an Actor, he co-starred in the Oscar nominated film “Peggy Sue Got Married” directed by his idol Francis Ford Coppola. Shriner was a Director for top hit sitcoms including “Frasier,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Becker”, “Norm”, and “the Gilmore Girls.”, and he returned to his home state of Florida to produce, write and direct the feature film “Hoot” based on Carl Hiaasen’s award winning book. His clean, clever and off beat take on life continues to entertain audiences on television, in top venues from coast to coast, and on radio with his current weekly spot Tuesdays with the Paul and Young Ron show 105.9 FM. $32.50 – $37.50. 8pm. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St;  Aventura. For info: aventuracenter.org

November 2
Music
Stanley Clarke & The Harlem String Quartet
Cutting-edge classical with virtuoso jazz! Grammy®-winning bassist, producer and composer Stanley Clarke once again expands the realm of his music in this excursion with the award-winning Harlem String Quartet. Their debut at the 2012 Montreal Jazz Festival was a crowd favorite. 8pm. $25 – $46. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: 786-573-5300 or smdcac.org

November 2
Kids
I Spy
Photographer, author and illustrator Walter Wick will make a special presentation at MOCA, sharing insight and  experience in how he combined science, illusion, puzzles and visual narrative to create two best-selling book series I Spy and Can You See What I See? Although the clever and energetic I-Spy picture puzzle series was conceived for children, these books have been delighting all ages since their first edition in 1992.  Writer Jean Marzollo’s inventive rhymes set readers on a hunt through Wick’s colorful compositions jam-packed with an artistic array of common objects and regalia. Variations on searches are limitless, as are the possibilities for learning basic skills and more complex themes and concepts.  Ingenious and imaginative, the I Spy volumes encourage readers to look closely at not the pictures and to reconsider their own surroundings as well. Wick further developed his interest in science and visual perception with his solo projects: A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder and Walter Wick’s Optical Tricks.  His third solo project Can You See What I See?: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve debuted in 1992 on The New York Times Bestseller List where it stayed for 22 weeks, inspiring several popular sequels. MOCA Galleries will be open for the final weekend of “Love of Technology. 2pm. $5. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: 305 893 6211 or mocanomi.org.

November 2
Festival
South Miami Art Fest
The annual South Miami Art Festival is always the first weekend in November, kicking off the festival season in Miami-Dade County. The timing of the festival make it an ideal destination for holiday shoppers looking for the perfect gift for the special people in their lives. Neighboring restaurants and shops support the show by offering special pricing and extended hours for the weekend. The event will include over 120 artist booths from around the world representing media such as ceramics and clay; digital art; textiles; glass; jewelry and metalwork; two-dimensional mixed media; three-dimensional mixed media; painting; photography; printmaking and drawing; sculpture; and wood. International food vendors featuring a wide array of cuisine will be available, including beverages from South Miami’s own Brewskis. In addition, the festival will have musical entertainment including performances from Area Stage Company, Miami Children’s Chorus, Van Gogh Listens, and others. Chamber South is working in conjunction with The Shops of Sunset Place and the Simon Youth Foundation to provide a children’s section with interactive activities and an emerging artists section for area students. 10am – 6pm. Free. Sunset Dr;  South Miami (between US1 and Red Road). For info: ChamberSouth.com.

November 2
Art
Beauty Beyond Nature
Beauty Beyond Nature presents more than 70 of Paul Stankard’s intricately flame-worked still-life sculptures encased in clear crystal from the Robert M. Minkoff Collection. The collection spans more than 40 years of Stankard’s career, from his earliest attempts at paperweights in 1969 to a monumental eight-inch Honeybee Swarm Orb commissioned for this exhibition in 2010. With meticulous technical skill, Stankard creates a variety of flora, insects, figurative elements and poetry that demonstrate his acute powers of observation and artistic sense. Included in the exhibition are works representing all of Stankard’s design series beginning with his floral Paperweights inspired by the Victorian-age French botanical paperweights of Baccarat, St. Louis, and Clichy. The Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr; Coral Gables. For info: lowemuseum.org

November 2
Theatre
The Magic of Bill Blagg
The Magic of Bill Blagg Live comes to the Parker Playhouse for one show only! Critics and audiences alike rave about his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic and illusion that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Called “simply amazing” by the Chicago Tribune, Blagg’s show is packed with new mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff personality that make this show a great family event! Audience volunteers will levitate in mid-air, others will vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more! This is one show you can’t afford to miss! Witness more than 90 minutes of interactive, action-packed magic and illusion performed by one of the country’s most prominent magical stars. 8pm. $25.50 – $35.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

November 2
Books
The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country
Wine media veteran Lisa Kermashek Mattson has released The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country, a novel the cleverly harnesses the emotion of music-triggered memories through audio speakers on mobile devices. Using a collection of ex-boyfriends’ songs, the book follows the dating disasters and pipe dreams of Miami transplant Harley Aberle, a redneck waitress who blossoms into a refined wine maven during her bewildering struggle to learn the difference between sex and love and the power of self-respect. Humbling yet reassuring, The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country is a no-holds-barred account of Harley Aberle’s quest to win the hearts of a motley crew of men during her twenties—that golden decade of poor judgment where college, career, alcohol and romance run a crash course. With a musical time capsule of lucky 13 songs, Harley takes readers on a rockin’ journey through laugh-out-loud heartaches and headaches, as this Midwest waitress from a long line of alcoholics searches for true love and her calling in life—only to find both in California wine country. This event includes a lively Q&A discussion between author Lisa Kermashek Mattson and Miami author, poet and professor Jen Karetnick, dining critic for MIAMI magazine, as well as a wine tasting flight that follows the progression of the book’s main character’s palate. 7pm. Free. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 2
Books
Helen Fielding in conversation
What do you do when your girlfriend’s sixtieth birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend’s thirtieth? Is it better to die of Botox or die of loneliness because you’re so wrinkly?
Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating? Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Is it normal to be too vain to put on your reading glasses when checking your toy boy for head lice? Pondering these and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in—Warning! Bad, outdated phrase approaching!—middle age. In a triumphant return after fourteen years of silence, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, page-turning, witty, wise, outrageous, and bloody hilarious. Vouchers are required for this event and can be purchased at our Coral Gables, Miami Beach, and Bal Harbour Shops stores, or online. Fielding in conversation with Boo Zamek, the founder of JustAskBoo.com. 7pm. Free. Miami Dade College, 300 NE 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: booksandbooks.com

November 2
Green
Everglades Forever
The Museum of Discovery and Science will kick off the second year of the American Express Everglades Forever Celebration project today. The project aims to introduce visitors to the Greater Everglades — from Everglades National Park to Big Cypress Preserve to the headwaters in the Kissimmee Basin — in new, meaningful ways that will increase public engagement with this unique ecosystem and encourage appreciation and conservation. There will be Everglades-themed experiences throughout the Museum (including its new 34,000 square foot EcoDiscovery Center), guest speakers, and activities like the Artist in Residence in Everglades who volunteer to live and work in the Everglades and donate a piece of art to the National Park. Research in the River of Grass – Fascinating research is taking place every day in the Everglades. Meet some of the scientists who are currently working on projects that may result in major medical discoveries or even the survival of species. Also make Florida Panther Masks, Check out the Museum’s collection of Seminole/Everglades artifacts, Play Habitat Twister to see how well you would survive in the Everglades environment or Create a water cycle bag to see how water transforms the earth. Noon – 4pm. $19. The Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: mods.org

November 3
Tour
Coral Gables Comedy History Walk
Laugh along with college professor-by-day and comedian-by-night guide Freddy Stebbins as he recounts the history of the “City Beautiful.” Incorporated in 1925, this planned community founded by George Merrick, features Mediterranean Revival architecture, upscale shopping and fine dining. Advanced reservations and payment required. 10am – 12pm. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

November 3
Music
John Legend – Made To Love 2013
John Legend has revealed several personas during his award-winning career. Singer/Songwriter. Musician. Producer. Philanthropist. Entrepreneur. Legend, one of the industry’s most innovative artists, plays Miami to promote his much-anticipated fourth solo album, Love in the Future. Taking R&B/soul to the next level, Legend creates an immersive experience about romance, love, hope, commitment and optimism. Enhancing the experience: a rich, melodic soundscape–accented by compelling interludes–that fully integrates the musician’s gospel and pop influences, classical training and unerring hip-hop/soul sensibilities. 8pm. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7300

November 3
Social
Great Grove Bed Race
Recording Artist and Rapper, Flo Rida, will get in bed with racers from across Miami Dade County as Grand Marshal for the “Great Grove Bed Race”.  He joins celebrity judges, Mayor Thomas Regalado, local Miami Grammy winner Karina Iglesias of The Voice, and Commissioner Sarnoff for this year’s mattress madness. MC’s of the bed-to-bed race offs is KVJ morning show of 97.3 FM the Coast. The 2013 competition of racing homemade beds through the streets of Coconut Grove will benefit Dress for Success Miami. Ingenuity has always been the key component of the races. Entries in recent years have depicted everything from a bed-ridden President Obama to last year’s top prizewinner a Victorian Themed bed by The Olfactory Company complete with white powder and wigs.  Like any other 5k or tri-Athlon for charity; the Bed Racers began fundraising in August, sending emails and encouraging attendees to sponsor and donate to their teams. The day starts with a family pajama party with  games, Billy the Marlin, a kid’s race course, interactive race games, acrobatic shows and music.  Live music starts on the main stage with a pre-race party zooming into a pit row parade where you can text your vote for Crowd Favorite, which will be the top prize of the day. 11am – 5pm $5. Bayshore Drive by Peacock Park. For info: thegreatgrovebedrace.com.

November 3
Food
Jewish Without Brisket: Vegan Cooking Demo with Ellen Kanner
Join Ellen Kanner, award-winning food writer and author of Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner, for delicious vegan recipes with Jewish roots that you can bring to the table this holiday season. A fourth-generation Floridian, Huffington Post’s Meatless Monday blogger and McClatchy syndicated columnist the Edgy Veggie, Ellen will show you how to use fresh, seasonal produce to create a holiday meal to delight body and soul — hold the brisket. $15. 2pm – 4pm. Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com or 786-972-3175.

November 3
Music
Miró Quartet
The Miró Quartet duels with a string quartet of Fellows in Dan Welcher’s Museon Polemos (War of the Muses). Cynthia Lee Wong, an emerging young composer, receives the world premiere of her new work for ensemble. A Stravinsky classic?his dream-inspired Octet for Winds?balances the program with neoclassical wit and charm. This concert is part of the Chamber Music Series. Program: Schoenberg: A Rendezvous, Cynthia Lee Wong: Snapshots (world premiere), Stravinsky: Octet for Wind Instruments and Welcher: Museon Polemos (War of the Muses).  2pm. $14. New World Center, 500 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: newworldcenter.com or 305.673.3331.

November 4
Music
Paramore
Pop-punk band Paramore performs an incredible show of The Self-Titled Tour at the BB&T Center tonight. Supported by Hellogoodbye and Metric in promotion of its album released earlier this year. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise
7:30pm. For info: livenation.com

November 4
Festival
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire National Victory Tour
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire National Victory Tour makes a stop in Miami tonight. Cast members in attendance include Sam Claflin (Finnick), Jena Malone (Johanna), Alan Ritchson (Gloss) and Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere). They will participate in a special Q&A with fans, signings and more in support of the worldwide release of the film in theatres on November 22nd. The tour,  offers giveaways and exclusive access for fans. Bring a canned food donation and support our non-profit partners Feeding America and World Food Program. 6:30pm. Free. BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr; Coral Gables. For info:

November 4
Art
Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women
Be the first to see the revealing exhibit that explores the role of Jewish women in autobiographical graphic novels. From intermarriage to children to views on Israel, 18 women tell their deeply personal stories that tap a collective nerve. $18. 6pm – 9pm. Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com or 786-972-3175.

November 5
Music
Drake
Drake with special guest Miguel performs at AmericanAirlines Arena tonight. Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Drake today announced his 41-city North American Would You Like A Tour? in support highly anticipated upcoming album release Nothing Was The Same, due out later this year. The tour will feature Grammy Award-winning rising R&B star Miguel. Buzz for Nothing Was The Same continues to escalate since the release of the album’s first track ’Started From The Bottom.” The hit single burned up the charts landing in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. 8pm. $116.90 – $85.75. American Airlines Arena,  601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: livenation.com

November 5
Music
Widespread Panic
27 years ago, a singer everyone called J.B., a bass-playing future journalism school dropout and a guitarist nicknamed Panic for his bouts with anxiety went looking for a drummer for their next gig. Over the next two decades, Widespread Panic released nine more studio albums and sold more than three million records, building a loyal following on the road beginning in dingy dive bars across the South and eventually headlining nearly every major U.S. music festival and selling out some of the world’s most prestigious venues. No artist has more sold-out concerts at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, and their headlining appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival set the single-day attendance record. The celebration for their first live album, Light Fuse, Get Away, drew more than 100,000 fans for a free show in downtown Athens and is still considered one of the largest CD-release parties in music history. By 2002, the band was one of America’s best and most sought-after rock acts and that vibe – the feeling that anything can and may happen – is Widespread Panic. And it feels good. They hit Miami Beach tonight for one-night only. 8pm. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info:  305.673.7300

November 6
Film
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
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 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Directed by Mel Stuart. With Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear. A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all. Bring a blanket or beach chair and picnic. No glass please. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami beach. For info: mbculture.com

November 6
Tour
Wine Down Wednesdays
Mix. Mingle. Sip. Unwind. Head to downtown Miami’s only cultural hotspot!  Don’t sit in rush hour traffic when you can be making new friends, enjoying unlimited treats and refreshments.  Enjoy free access to exhibition galleries, relax with live local music, and experience cultural performances!  Tonight local band Inna Sense will perform as part of Miami Live Month. 5pm – 7pm. $10. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

November 6
Film
I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A
Welcome to the last I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A meeting for 2013. From the Indie Film Club Miami where filmmakers, actors, editors, writers, cinematographers and film lovers meet. Come see the works of South Florida’s local filmmakers at the last NOLA of the year. Tonight directors showcased are: Mike Gallant, Clint Horvath, Maggie de la Peña and Veronica Lizana, George Kaplan, Anike Niemeyer, JuanCarlos Zaldivar, Gloria Camacho. Performing are Comedians Improv Rising and Musical Guest J Viewz. Help us pick the best audience award winner with our interactive and unorthodox voting system. Prize generously provided by Hollywood Video Duplications Services. $10. 6:30pm. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: 305-571-9970 or indiefilmclubmiami.com

November 7
Theatre
Fear Up Harsh
Fear Up Harsh is a term used by the military to designate “enhanced interrogation” techniques. It’s also the title of a searing new drama about a Marine Medal of Honor winner hiding a past that’s anything but honorable by Zoetic Stage co-founder and 2010 Carbonell Award winner, Christopher Demos-Brown. An Iraq War Medal of Honor recipient’s perfect life begins to unravel when a former comrade-in-arms comes to call in this play that shines a light on the corrupting effect of awards and commendations. Fear Up Harsh makes its world premiere after receiving critical praise during its recent work-in-progress presentation at the Arsht Center’s 2013 Miami Made Festival. Written by Christopher Demos-Brown. Directed by Stuart Meltzer. $45. 7:30pm. Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

November 7
Music
Samy Hagar & The Wabos
For almost forty years, Sammy Hagar has been one of rock music’s most dynamic and prolific artists. From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, the “Red Rocker” has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written with songs like “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Right Now,” and “Why Can’t This Be Love.” The Wabos have been touring and recording with Sammy for over 13 years, they come to South Florida tonight for their Four Decades Of Rock tour. 8pm. $44 – $74. Hard Rock, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood.  For info: hardrockhollywood.com

November 7
Film
Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War Documentary Film & Discussion
This film tells the dramatic story of Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha’s courageous mission to rescue Jews in Nazi Europe during World War II. 7pm – 9pm. Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jewishmuseum.com or 786-972-3175.

November 7
Workshop
Herbal Cocktails
Join Laura “La Diva Cucina” Lafata as she brings her knowledge as a mixologist and culinary entertainer to the Garden and demonstrates two garden-to-glass cocktails you can serve at your next party. Creating a drink with garden-fresh herbs is more than a trend, it’s the new standard. This workshop will also teach you how to create a “shrub” from fruit and herbs, one of the hottest cocktail trends happening right now. Lafata is a hospitality veteran with over 30 years experience and has been cooking since she was nine years old. She has worked as a personal chef, creative mixologist, spirits educator and waitress at upscale restaurants, clubs and bars across the country and in Australia. She also enjoyed a dual career as a sales and marketing executive in a variety of industries for over 20 years. La Diva will offer recipes, training and tips for two vodka drinks and a gin drink showcasing mint, kaffir lime leaf and lemongrass. These herbs will be plucked straight from the Miami Beach Botanical Garden’s edible garden, sponsored by Les Dames d’Escoffier for your tasting pleasure. Samples will be served from all drinks with a glass of your choosing made available after the workshop to taste alongside appetizers courtesy of Les Dames d’Escoffier, Miami’s leading organization of women leaders in food, wine and hospitality. $20. 6pm – 8pm. MB Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

November 7
Art
L.A. Stories: Videos from the West Coast
Story-telling and narrative strategies have been staples in contemporary image making since the 1970s. Many of the artists who are working today using video have continued to explore this fertile genre. L. A. Stories brings together four artists whose work embraces and exploits the narrative potentials of video. Their works range from straight-forward storytelling to the isolation of evocative narrative-laden moments that string together. The projections and installations that comprise this exhibition tell tales that speak as much to the artists’ own experience as artists as to the broader experience of navigating and understanding contemporary life. Included in the exhibition are two artists, Eileen Cowin and Judy Fiskin, who have been mainstays in Southern California art scene for more than three decades. As working artists as well as educators (Cowin at California State University at Fullerton and Fiskin at the California Arts Institute), both began their practice in photography and naturally gravitated to video over the course of their careers. Joining these two are Mark Daybell who did his graduate work with Cowin in Fullerton, and Julie Orser who studied at Cal Arts. Tonight the Norton will hold an Exhibition Lecture with a Conversation with artist, Julie Orser. Orser joins Tim B. Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, to discuss her video and photography, in conjunction with L.A. Stories: Videos from the West Coast. 6:30pm. Free. Norton Museum, 1451 S. Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

November 7
Art
New Work/New Directions: Recent Acquisitions of Photography
During the past two years, the Norton’s holdings of photography have grown significantly. This exhibition will celebrate this growth, highlight some of the new additions, and offer  insight into new artists and areas of institutional interest. Through donations and purchases, more than 350 new works have entered the Photography Collection during the past 24 months. These recent acquisitions range from the 19th-century motion-studies of Eadweard Muybridge to recent large-scale narrative works by Canadian-based artists, The Sanchez Brothers. Contextualizing strong aspects of the collection, bolstering weaker areas, and forging new directions, the growth of the Collection includes significant works by artists such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eileen Cowin, Holly Roberts, and Sam Taylor-Wood. Norton Museum, 1451 S. Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

November 7
Opera
Mourning Becomes Electra
Based on the play cycle by Eugene O’Neill, this mythic tale is set in Massachusetts shortly after the Civil War. Beneath the veneer of the prim and proper Mannon family are seething passions of bitterness, infidelity, incest and even murder. The magnificently powerful music, written by Fort Lauderdale resident Marvin David Levy, is completely original. Conductor Leonard Bernstein called Marvin David Levy’s opera “a tremendous achievement, a remarkable work!” Come see why this opera received a 25-minute standing ovation on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera in 1967.  7:30pm. $21 – $200. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info: fgo.org

November 7
Conference
Hispanic Communication Conference
Florida International University’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication will host its second annual Hispanic Communication Conference today. The Hispanic Marketing Communication: Bridging Culture and Behavior Conference, brings together well-known leaders and professionals tied to the media, public relations, advertising, health, environment and political fields. Speakers will share these relevant topics in open-forum panel discussions and presentations. Keynote speakers include Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Hispanic marketing expert and author, Isabel Valdés, and TTU College of Media & Communication Dean David D. Perlmutter.
Other panelists and speakers include: Dan Restrepo, former special assistant and principal advisor to President Obama on Latin American issues, the Caribbean, and Canada; FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s (HWCM) Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Chair of the Department of Humanities Health and Society Dr. Pedro J. Greer; HWCM’s Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations Ileana Varela, a former broadcast journalist in Miami for many years; SJMC’s own Worlds Ahead scholar in International Communication Dr. Leonardo Ferreira; United Healthcare V.P. of Latino Health Solutions Russell A. Bennett; Wells Fargo’s Florida Region Corporate Communications V.P. Rosanna M. Fiske;  and Telemundo’s Media Sr. V.P. of Research Millie Carrasquillo, among many others. Along with discussion panels, the conference will hold a roundtable to discuss the present and future state of communication research in the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America. FIU’s Wolfe University Center, 3000 NE 151 St; North Miami. For info: hcc2013.com

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