September 12 to September 19

September 12
Art
Backstage
Miami photographer Nicolas Stipcianos will be the feature of an exhibition during the Miami Fashion Film Festival going on now. The exhibit: Backstage, A Fashion Photo Exhibit will show images of his work when shooting behind the scenes of fashion shows in Miami and New York. The show opens tonight and runs through September 15. 12pm.  O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: miafff.com or nicolasstipcianos.com

September 12
Art
Luis Paredes: A Place Away
The work of Luis Paredes opens tonight in a solo exhibition called A Place Away that includes photographs from his two latest series: The Binary Forest and Escapes and Stampedes. Paredes is known for his love of film photography, which was used for these series along with a restrained used of digital editing. The artist stated that he was interested in the Danish forest because of its history, its fantastic and mystic qualities, as well as the many faces it shows according to the time of day and the time of the year. This forest became his getaway from an industrialized world and his work is also homage to this kind of ecosystem that is threatened by modern day deforestation. The Binary Forest represents the artist’s immersion in this environment, an experience through which he explored changes that are both physical and psychological. The concept of escaping is introduced in his latest series, Escapes and Stampedes.
ition. A Place Away presents each series on each room and in different formats. C-prints of our selection of The Binary Forest are displayed in Gallery Room A, while Escapes and Stampedes is displayed in Gallery Room B in a larger format and printed on canvases. This enhances, for the viewer, the feeling of movement in Room B while encouraging a more prolonged contemplation of the photographs in Room A. The artist will be present and will talk about his work. Talk begins at 8pm. Opening Reception tonight 7pm – 10pm. Alma Fine Art, 2242 NW 1st Pl;  Miami. For info: almafineart.wix.com

September 12
Music
The Early Romantics
The FIU Chamber Players highlight its outstanding faculty performers in an evening of virtuosic works by the early romantic composers. Renowned FIU violinist Robert Davidovici will join Maestro Grzegorz Nowak and the FIU Symphony Orchestra for an outstanding program including Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Mendelssohn’ s Violin Concerto in E minor, and Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri Overture. 7:30pm. $15. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17 Street, Miami. For info: 305-348-0496 or music.fiu.edu

September 12
Art
Antonia Eiriz: A Painter and Her Audience
A lifetime retrospective exhibition of the famed Cuban Painter Antonia Eiriz opens tonight. Curated by Michelle Weinberg. Antonia Eiriz: A Painter and Her Audience and Elaborate Webs/Striking Exploits, a two-person exhibition of new works by Anne Austin Pearce and Sara Stites will show at the historic Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College through November 17. Eiriz developed a highly personal style as a painter, boldly addressing themes such as the machinations of power, propaganda and human suffering in a manner suffused with wry metaphors, irony and dark humor. Her work was admired by and highly influential to a generation of Cuban artists in the 1960s, and she left a profound imprint on her many students in Cuba. Antonia Eiriz: A Painter and Her Audience will also include works by contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American artists whose remembrances and influences of Eiriz testify to the continued relevance of her contributions as a painter. Among these are works by Luisa Basnuevo, Jose Adriano Buergo, Ana Albertina Delgado, Nereida Garcia Ferraz, Guido Llinas, Ana Mendieta, Glexis Novoa, Sandra Ramos, Tomas Sanchez and Gladys Triana. Opening reception tonight 7pm. – 9pm. Free. MDC Museum of Art + Design, The Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: mdc.edu or 305-237-7722.

September 13
Film
The Canyons
Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and acclaimed director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo) join forces for this explicitly erotic thriller about youth, glamour, sex and surveillance. Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian (adult film star James Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara (Lindsay Lohan), hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When Christian becomes aware of Tara’s infidelity, the young Angelenos are thrust into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature. 9:15pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

September 13
Theatre
The Beebo Brinker Chronicles
Kutumba Theatre Project embarks on its sophomore production with the The Beebo Brinker Chronicles is a lesbian pulp fiction play set in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, based on three novels by Ann Bannon, one of which was the second best selling paperback of 1957. Starring: Niki Fridh, Rayner G. Garranchan, Christina Groom, Blaze Powers, Matt Stabile, and Sandi M. Stock. 8pm. $25. Galleria Studio Theatre, 2542B E Sunrise Blvd; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954-646-1000.

September 13
Lecture
Crazy Artists
F@B fridays@thebass features a lecture by Dr. Adrienne von Lates called Crazy Artists.  She is the Director of Education at the Bass Museum of Art. 7pm. $10. Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: bassmuseum.org

September 13
Music
Stokeswood
September is looking good with a live performance by Stokeswood and music by Warp9 taking place at The Stage Miami. Come enjoy an intriguing night of unexpected wild fun. Stokeswood is an incredibly unique, Atlanta based, Low-Indie Rock band with infectious energy, unpredictable live performances, and a fierce electronic edge. They coined the phrase Low-Endie rock to describe their layered mixture of pumping synths, powerful vocals, and irresistible dance vibe. Warp9′s fixation with funk began a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. With recent performances at Rootwire and Purple hatter’s ball, multiple releases hitting #1 on the Beatport glitch hop charts, and support slots for acts like EOTO, Break Science, Govinda and more, Warp9′s unique blend of electro-funk is poised to take over the scene. $4 Drink specials all night. 9pm. $10. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St; Miami. For info: thestagemiami.com

September 13
Theatre
Laser Light Experience
The Laser Light Experience blends amazing laser effects with the music of classic rock bands to create a spectacular fusion of light and sound. During each show, laser graphics and laser beams in an incredible spectrum of colors will fill the AutoNation IMAX Theater and pulsate to the sounds of rock music emanating from the 42 speakers of the 15,000 watts IMAX digital sound system.  The Laser Light Experience shows are a must-see for longtime fans (and new fans) of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Journey, Kiss, Queen, Van Halen and other featured rock bands. $9.  Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 S.W. Second St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954-713-0904 or mods.org

September 14
Art
Art Transforms Lives
Seven teaching artists, representing Miami and Broward public and private schools, will display their paintings at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep’s Second Annual Teaching Artist Exhibit.
Exhibiting artists include Alena Beasley, Our Lady of the Lakes, Miami Lakes; Yunier Oliver Cervino, Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep, Miami; Caryne Havican Mender, ACND Gallery Manager and teacher for Miami-Dade Public Schools; Lorie Setton, David Posnak Hebrew Day School, Davie; Silvana Soriano, Arts for Learning, headquarted at the Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood; Catherine Wichmann, St. Anthony Catholic School, Fort Lauderdale; and Kerry Ware, St. Patrick Catholic School, Miami Beach and Ai Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami. Come early for a special presentation by neighboring gallery, Locust Projects. Amanda Sanfilippo, Development Associate will discuss the LAB high school internship program, Locust Projects history in the rapidly developing area of the Design District, and how art has transformed the  neighborhood. 7pm. Free. ACND Gallery of Art, 4949 NE 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: 305.751.8367 or acnd.net

September 14
Festival
Harvest Moon Fest
The 4th Annual Harvest Moon Festival alongside a public ceremony honoring Confucius takes place today. Festivities include a discussion forum, an award ceremony, Chinese refreshments and performances featuring traditional Chinese music, folk singing, dancing, a fashion show and more. The Harvest Moon Festival at MDC attracts hundreds of people and is recognized, alongside the Chinese New Year, as one of the two most important Chinese holidays. This colorful celebration will offer an opportunity to experience authentic Chinese culture, traditions and arts. 1:30pm – 8pm. MDC North Campus, Lehman Theatre, 11380 NW 27Ave; Miami. For info: 305- 237-7581 or mdc.edu.

September 14
Music
Kaskade
Ryan Raddon, known as Kaskade, is a Grammy-nominated DJ, producer and songwriter who has been in the trenches of the electronic dance music scene as an original recording artist and in-demand DJ for more than a decade. Bringing him to Miami, the tour is in support of his forthcoming album, Atmosphere, slated for release from Ultra Music. The title track, ’Atmosphere,” was the first single from his newly released album. The album, Atmosphere, is the follow up to his 2011 album Fire & Ice. 8pm. $65 – $85. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: aaarena.com

September 14
Kids
Peter and the Wolf
Glottman will host Kids day starting today with a 4 exclusive performance run of sergei prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a puppet play for kids and grown ups too. The intent of prokofiev’s peter and the wolf was to cultivate the musical tastes of young children in their formative years.
He recognized how important music is to childhood development. Experience the magic of puppetry and classical music at Glottman’s design showroom in Wynwood. Tonight will also feature new work by floral designer Eva Glottman who creates arrangements that inspire tranquility. Performances at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm & 6pm. Glottman Showroom, 219 NW 26 St; Miami. For info: 305-438-3711 or glottman.com

September 14
Music
Maroon 5
Maroon 5 have released two multi-platinum studio albums (2002′s Songs About Jane and 2007′s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long), scored a string of hit singles (“This Love,” “She Will Be Loved,” “Harder to Breathe,” “Sunday Morning,” “Makes Me Wonder”), won three Grammy Awards, and sold 15 million albums around the world. Now the Los Angeles quintet is back with its third-studio album, entitled Hands All Over — a killer hybrid of rock, pop, funk, and R&B, that showcases the band’s considerable strengths: buoyant, unforgettable melodies, sleek, stylish grooves, charged lyrics about turbulent relationships, and crisp, dynamic performances. They come to South Florida with the Honda Civic Tour performing alongside Kelly Clarkson and R&B musician, PJ Morton. 7pm. $29.50 – $93.50. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansburys Way; West Palm Beach. For info: livenation.com

September 14
Books
Neave Nunes
After many years of watching people’s disbelief when recounting her personal adventures, tragedies, and survival about life in Jamaica, the author was inspired to write them down and mold them into a book for readers to enjoy. The story begins in 1951 when Tom O’Brien, the author’s father, leaves his native Ireland with his pregnant wife Maeve and two year old son Peter to start a new life in their adopted home of Jamaica. The book recounts their interesting stories and miraculous survival during Jamaica’s violent, dangerous years of the seventies and eighties. The author’s personal stories of her Jamaican upbringing in a completely dysfunctional yet loving family are strewn with amusing highs and unnerving lows, but it is her mother’s journey of bravery and growth that is mostly highlighted in the book. Maeve’s painful personal challenges are hard enough to endure, but it is in later years, when she and the family are surrounded by corrupt politics, barbaric crimes and hateful racial turmoil, that her survival story becomes only more incredulous. Amazingly, in spite of these challenges, she only grows stronger and wiser as the years go by. The unbearable politics and crime forces the family to flee Jamaica in the late seventies. The book details the immigration journey that eventually leads to safety in the United States. Nunes will read from and sign her book tonight. 7pm. Free. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

September 14
Art
Italian Alta Moda
Vintage Italian Alta Moda gets a revival at the Keni Valenti Gallery, a soon expanding Fashion Museum, with yet another awe-inspiring and educational showcase of Valenti’s ever-growing collection of fashion rich in culture. Featured vintage pieces include the Italian house Emilio Pucci, who recently opened a third luxury locale in South Florida, Emilio Federico Schuberth, best known in the 1940′s and 1950′s for dictating fashion to stars of cinema, noble ladies, and the famous, Sorelle Fontana, Fabiani, Princess Irene Galitzine, famous for her Palazzo Pyjama, and many other top items worn by and acquired through the estate of Doris Duke, an American Tobacco heiress, art collector, and philanthropist. Helping to curate the collection amassed over a 40-year period is Italian born Fashion Stylist and Costume Designer Anna Chu, whose profile boasts collaborations with major celebrities, photographers, and publications such as Vanity Fair. Chu helped arrive at the Italian Alta Moda theme for the Gallery’s fourth show after finding herself surrounded and inspired by Valenti’s collection of 100 plus pieces now down to a 24-piece exhibit. The Italian Alta Moda exhibit opens tonight with a sampling of Rex Goliath fruit-forward flavored wines. Opening reception 5pm – 11pm. Keni Valenti Gallery, 2612 NW 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: MIAfff.com or RSVP@MIAfff.com

September 14
Books
Robert Antoni
Author Robert Antoni will be at the South Florida Art Center tonight to read from and sign his new book As Flies to Whatless Boys, a tragic, historical novel accented with West Indian cadence and captivating humor. Antoni is the author of the landmark novel Divina Trace, for which he received a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and an NEA grant. His other books include Blessed Is the Fruit, My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales, and Carnival. He was a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow (for his work on As Flies to Whatless Boys), and recently received the NALIS Lifetime Literary Award from the Trinidad & Tobago National Library. He now lives in Manhattan and teaches in the graduate writing program at the New School University. 7pm. Free. SFL Art Center, 924 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: booksandbooks.com

September 14
Music
Andres Cepeda
Andrés Cepeda is a popular Colombian singer and songwriter. He was born in Bogotá, the youngest of five children. He displayed an inclination towards music from an early age, studying piano since the age of 5. Cepeda’s musical career as a soloist found success in different musical genres such as bolero and Balada, among other romantic genres. 8pm. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7300 or fillmoremb.com

September 14
Festival
Cuba Nu-Wave Fest
This unique mix of talent brings forth fresh new takes on the evolving modern Cuban music scene. Pulling inspiration from the island’s past and present; Raul Paz, Descemer Bueno, Lena Burke, and Gema Corredera move audiences to dance, celebrating the spirit of the Caribbean. Raul Paz as one of the pioneers of the Nu-Wave explores new horizons; Influenced by the likes of Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley, he has updated Cuban music into the 21st century with a unique Rock & Roll sound. Descemer Bueno continues the Nu-Wave tradition of innovation by infusing hip-hop with Cuban percussion and is the co-founder of Yerba Buena. Lena Burke a singer-songwriter and award winning concert pianist born into a family of legendary Cuban musicians. She is one-third of the award winning group Alex, Jorge y Lena. Gema Corredera whose exile experience includes major stops in Spain, New York and Miami blends these cities’ musical influences with Jazz, Flamenco, Filin, and Opera and her Cuban roots to deliver poignant music with a luminous voice. $40 – $300. 8pm. Gusman, 174 East Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-372 0925.

September 14
Kids
Family Fun Day: Peruvian Arts
Experience Peruvian culture! Enjoy interactive presentations of Afro-Peruvian music and dance with Heritage Spotlight resident ensemble Perú Expresión. Sample Peruvian food and try various craft activities. Perú Expresión is presented by the South Florida Folklife Center as part of the Heritage Spotlight series, an artist-in-residence program featuring local, traditional artists.  1pm – 4pm. Free. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org

September 14
Music
The Ring
Formerly the principal trombonist of the Vienna Philharmonic, Ian Bousfield makes his NWS conducting debut in this pre-season concert for brass. The Fellows perform sections from Wagner’s four-opera fantasy cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, in a magnificent new arrangement by Timothy Higgins, principal trombonist of the San Francisco Symphony. Ian Bousfield, conductor. Program: Wagner/arr. Higgins: The Ring. Free, ticket required. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

September 14
Film
The Act of Killing
Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television, even though Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers. Medan, Indonesia. When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his friends killed hundreds of people with his own hands. Today, Anwar is revered as a founding father of a right-wing paramilitary organization that grew out of the death squads. The Act of Killing is a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators, offering insight into the minds of mass killers. Most dramatically, the filmmaking process catalyzes an unexpected emotional journey for Anwar, from arrogance to regret as he confronts, for the first time in his life, the full implications of what he’s done. As Anwar’s fragile conscience is threatened by the pressure to remain a hero, The Act of Killing presents a gripping conflict between moral imagination and moral catastrophe. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

September 14
Film
Computer Chess
Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future. (PS: Not a documentary, but it very much feels like one!) 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

September 14
Festival
Fashion
Head to O Cinema for the Fashion Film Festival which will show a series of fashion flicks over the weekend. Fashion films include Bla-Bla-Bla, a satire where fashion designers, models, photographers, TV reporters, film crews and everything that hangs around them are put together in one room for the duration of the film. 11pm. Material Success is a documentary that follows the misadventures of the eccentric fashion designer Bruno Lerullo. 5pm. Fashion Film Shorts will showcase more than 20 short fashion film shorts submitted by fashion filmmakers, brands, and personalities, from all over the world, ranging from 2 to 20 minutes in length. 9pm. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: miafff.com

September 15
Music
Seasons of Strings
Michael Francis, Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of Sweden’s Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, returns to the New World Symphony for this pre-season concert. Praised for his energy and spontaneity, Francis leads the new and returning string Fellows in works by Piazzolla, Elgar and-in the centennial season of his birth-Britten. Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for Strings and Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge. Free, ticket required. 2pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: nws.edu

September 15
Kids
Cool Creations in 35 Pieces
Creativity knows no bounds! LEGO artist Sean Kenney reuses the same thirty-five LEGO bricks to create a variety of images in all categories: vehicles, spaceships, home accessories, animals, nature, robots, and many other subjects. This new LEGO offering is sure to spark imagination and encourage kids to think outside the box, which is the message that Sean strongly promotes about creativity, imagination, and building with LEGO. Kenney likes to prove you can build anything with LEGO bricks. He makes sculptures and models out of LEGO at his studio in New York City, and is recognized as one of the premier LEGO brick builders in the world. Sean is the creator of Cool Cars and Trucks, Cool Robots, Cool Cities, Cool Castles, and Amazing ABC. 2pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

September 15
Film
I’m So Excited (Los amantes pasajeros)
A very varied group of people are in a precarious situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. A technical failure (a kind of justifiable negligence, even though it sounds contradictory, but that’s what human actions are) has endangered the lives of the passengers on Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots, hardened, experienced professionals are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death. 5pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

September 15
Audition
Fright Nights Scream Park
Fright Nights Scream Park, the scariest Halloween phenomenon ever, is looking for a few good gouhls, ghosts, goblins and zombies to help them frighten the pants off unsuspecting victim visitors. If you think you have the scare factor in your personality, come to the Open Casting Call.  You must be at least 16 years of age and have two (2) pieces of identification. Noon. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansburys Way; West Palm Beach. For info: myfrightnights.com or 561-793-0333.

September 15
Music
Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most influential groups with album sales in excess of 100 million, will bring the Delta Machine World Tour to South Florida tonight. As pioneers of the post-punk era and the most popular electronic band of all-time, they continue to draw legions of loyal fans to arenas and stadiums around the world to experience their once-in-a-lifetime performances. 7:30pm. BB & T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy;  Sunrise. For info: livenation.com

September 16
Fitness
The Melt Method
In The Melt Method, therapist Sue Hitzmann offers a breakthrough self-treatment system to combat chronic pain and erase the effects of aging and active living—in as little as ten minutes a day. With a focus on the body’s connective tissues and the role they play in pain, stress, weight gain, and overall health, Hitzmann’s life-changing program features techniques that can be done in your own home. A nationally known manual therapist and educator, Hitzmann helps her clients find relief from pain and suffering by taking advantage of the body’s natural restorative properties. The Melt Method shows you how to eliminate pain, no matter what the cause, and embrace a happier, healthier lifestyle. Hitzmann will read from and sign her book tonight.6:30pm. Free. Books and Books, 9700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

September 16
Books
Corruption of Innocence: A Journey for Justice
Local author Lori St John, Esq, CPA debuts her first non-fiction legal thriller, The Corruption of Innocence, A Journey for Justice. Join her at her Miami Book Launch Party and book discussion and signing. Learn about her remarkably true and compelling story of how one woman’s determination made a difference in the world. Let her inspire you to do the same. How did the wife of a prominent surgeon find herself at the death chamber battling the American justice system with the Pope and Mother Teresa in her corner? St John’s firebrand, fearless personality is behind this true story of a woman’s unwavering determination to expose the truth in a dangerous game of judicial power. St John offers you a rare chance to see the criminal justice system behind closed doors and learn the untold backstory of a real murder conviction. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

September 17
Film
Letters To Jackie
When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the world came to a crashing halt as the nation grieved for its leader whose promise of a brighter future was cut tragically short. During this time the president’s widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, received thousands of letters from the public offering their heartfelt condolences. This touching film focuses on these deeply personal letters that flooded in from all over the country to comfort a woman they greatly admired who was not just the fashionable First Lady, but also a wife and a mother. 6pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

September 18
Art
Alberto Baraya
Inspired by the European expeditions of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries that intended to scientifically collect and quantify the indigenous flora, fauna and the peoples of the Americas, artist Alberto Baraya examines the way nature has been historically represented. Following the works of explorers and naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and John James Audubon, among others, he ventures into the world to document nature from his own artistic perspective. The exhibition Naturalism/Artificiality: Expeditions and Research of the Herbarium of Artificial Plants includes works from three ongoing series, the Herbarium of Artificial Plants, the Fable of the Birds, and Anthropometries, which document and display the observations of artificial plants, bird collections, and individuals, he has made on his travels. The exhibition also includes a series of photographs of his most recent work, Anthropometries, which focuses on measuring individuals with an early tool of used by scientists for the identification and understanding of human physical variations. Don;t miss a free  lecture from Baraya at the museum. 2pm. Opening reception tonight 6pm -  9pm. Free. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 S.W. 17th St; Miami. For info: thefrost.fiu.edu

September 18
Art
Crisis and Commerce: World’s Fairs of the 1930s
The 1930s were a “Golden Age” of World’s Fairs, when international expositions forecast an exciting world of tomorrow, filled with futuristic buildings and new technologies. Products on display promised to solve questions of hunger and hygiene, shrink distances between people, and increase leisure time. The fairs, however, took place against a background of turmoil arising from the Great Depression and the rise of Fascism and Nazism during that decade. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 S.W. 17th St; Miami. For info: thefrost.fiu.edu

September 18
Music
Lionel Richie
You can comb the incredible statistics surrounding Lionel Richie’s amazing career and not encompass it all. Richie has a discography of albums and singles that navigate an emotional landscape that few writers/entertainers have ever truly captured.  A little known fact that is that Richie and Irving Berlin are the only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. He is touring to promote his recently released latest album, Tuskeege named for the  city he was born in. He comes to the Hard Rock tonight. 8pm. $84 – $159. Hard Rock Live, 5747 Seminole Way,  Hollywood. For info: hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

September 19
Lecture
A Curator Speaks: Meet Bryan Granger
At this week’s Art Club for Adults, the Bass program that sets out to stimulate creativity and provide an opportunity for discussions about art and life, Bryan Granger will lecture. Granger is a former Bass Museum of Art Knight Curatorial Fellow and current curator at the Bass Museum. $8. 1pm. Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305-673-7530 or bassmuseum.org

September 19
Art
Grid’s World
The exhibition Grid’s World, is a collaborative installation by Alexandra Hopf, Marcos Valella, Odalis Valdivieso, Siebren Versteeg and Gabriel Vormstein—artists working in Miami, New York, and Berlin. Considering the exhibition space as a framework, the artists will treat their individual works as flexible modules, collaging them together throughout all three galleries to create a massive collaborative installation. Through October 12. Come early for a conversation with the artists, moderated by Zachary Cahill. 7pm. Opening reception tonight. 8pm – 10pm. Free. Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Ave; Miami. For info: 305-576-8570 or locustprojects.org

September 19
Art
Why Is Reality a Word
Why Is Reality a Word is an exhibition of new works by Allan Graham aka Toadhouse opening tonight at Gallery Diet. The presentation will feature many different ways in which Graham has attempted over the past thirty years of his career to deconstruct the English language by literally envisaging words, phrases and concepts using the words themselves as the visual language. Sometimes the words are presented in standard fonts, other times cursive text streams across the page to create abstract images that become visualizations. Opening reception tonight 7pm. Gallery Diet, 174 NW 23rd St; Miami. For info: gallerydiet.com or 305-571-2288.

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