To Do: April 9 to April 16

May 9
Dance
An Evening of Water Ballet  
The 2013 Miami Dance Festival continues with Plunge plus a new water ballet choreographed by Delma Iles. 6:30pm. Free. National Hotel Pool Deck, 1655 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.858.7002 or momentumdance.com

May 9
Lecture
Architects on Architects
Miami Design Preservation League’s Spring Lecture Series continues tonight with Architects on Architects: Today’s Architects and the Historic Architects Who Influenced Them. Lecturer is Allan Shulman who will discuss Igor Polevitzky in Miami: Inventing the Tropics. 7pm. Free. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305.672.2014 or mdpl.org

May 10
Lecture
The German Judiciary and Nazism
Judge Juergen Maruhn, Presiding Judge of the Appellate Court in Frankfurt, Germany, will head a Lunch & Learn program exploring the German judicial system during Adolf Hilter’s reign. Judge Maruhn will explain how the courts allowed decisions to be made contrary to moral and natural law. With a long and distinguished career in the German judiciary, Maruhn has organized seminars in Germany and the U.S. focused on the history of the German judiciary and how it relates to the Holocaust and Nazism. He has also lectured on the history of Nazi health care and the perversion of medicine as it involved human experimentation and euthanasia. Free. 1pm. Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.672.5044 or jewishmuseum.com

May 10
Film
Pink Flamingos
Renegade filmmaker and noted aficionado of expressive bad taste John Waters exploded into international infamy with this darkly comic, no-budget parade of the perverse, in which plus-size cross-dresser Divine stars as Babs Johnson, a flashy criminal on the lam from the FBI who is hiding out in a trailer outside of Baltimore, MD. Accompanying Babs are her mother, an obese and dim-witted woman who is malignly obsessed with eggs; her degenerate son, Crackers; and Cotton, Babs’ duplicitous “traveling companion” and Crackers’ co-conspirator in unwholesome erotic play. Featuring murder, bestiality, rape, dismemberment, coprophagia, a dizzying variety of sexual perversions, and a performance of “Papa Oom Mow Mow” you will not soon forget, Pink Flamingos is nonetheless a comedy, and a surprisingly successful one. 11:30pm. $9. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: 305-571-9970.

May 10
Music
All Roads Lead to Wagner
SoBe Arts celebrates the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth with Marina Radiushina and Milana Strezeva, pianists performing music by Wagner and composers influenced by him in the 19th & 20th centuries. Come early for Art Speaks, A pre-concert talk about how Wagner’s musical ideas influenced everything from movie soundtracks to 20th century experimental music. Free. 8pm. SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.674.9220 or sobearts.org

May 10
Theatre
Rudi Goblen
Miami Light Project premieres the conclusion of Miami-based performer Rudi Goblen’s theatrical trilogy, delving into themes of love, suicide and belonging. 8pm. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 St; Miami. For info: miamilightproject.com

May 10
Music
The MusicLab Finale
The New World Symphony’s annual MusicLab program, a yearlong program that involves New World Symphony Fellows mentoring students throughout Miami-Dade County, will culminate with this performance featuring 10 Fellows and their “mentoree” students from Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Miami Beach Senior High School, Ruth K Broad Bay Harbor and Feinberg Fisher. This performance will celebrate the students’ accomplishments and showcase the skills they’ve honed and developed as a result of their work throughout the school year. Free. 7pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info:nws.edu

May 10
Art
Modern Meals
Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen examines how people in the U.S. began eating foods that were mass-produced in the first half of the 20th century. Images and artifacts from The Wolfsonian’s collection illustrate the movement of food from the field, to the factory, supermarket, and kitchen table, in order to explore how modern technology, design, and business practices created new meanings for food and eating in this era. Rhrough August 18. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.531.1001 or wolfsonian.org

May 10
Film
The Angels’ Share
The Angels’ Share is a comic fable about wasted talent and what happens when we are given a chance in life. It would be hard to see Robbie as a man worthy of redemption. He’s constantly watching out for a gang of thugs looking to settle a family grudge, his girlfriend is giving birth to a baby while her father offers him money to leave Glasgow, and he’s serving 300 hours of community service. But when Robbie meets Harry, the gruff but benevolent man in charge of his sentence, he finds a hidden talent for Scotch whiskey – and a new chance at life. For distillers the angels’ share is the whiskey lost to evaporation each year, and that little fact makes a rare cask of whiskey the perfect target for a heist. 7pm. and 9pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

May 10
Music
Domino Saints
Heineken DWNTWN Miami Concert Series kicks off the  season. Start the summer with the beat of Domino Saints, an explosive Urban/Pop Duo with a mind-blowing fusion of Latin sounds, electronic music, and urban sounds along with captivating bilingual lyrics. Additional music by 2NYCE and Cecy. Also a special dance performance from the Marquese Scott, who has  appeared on America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, and The Ellen Show. Food and drinks available. 8pm. Free. Gusman Theatre, 174 E Flagler St, Miami. For info: dwntwnconcerts.com

May 10
Film
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Bandshell Movie Night in the North Shore shows Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name. Directed by Brad Bird and starring Tom Cruise, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg. Hang out and enjoy a movie under the stars. 7pm. Free. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachparks.com

May 10
Theater
The Laramie Project
One of the most important American plays about human rights is Moises Kaufman’s documentary theatre masterpiece The Laramie Project. The play is the reaction to the real-life murder of Matthew Shepard who was gay. Complied of actual interviews, reactions and news stories from the town’s citizens, The Laramie Project stands as a living testament that education and compassion can triumph over hate. $10 – $15. 7:30pm. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: vendini.com

May 11
Theater
Songs for a New World
Miami Beach Arts in the Parks presents Songs for a New World with the Miami Children’s Theater production of the acclaimed Jason Robert Brown song cycle starring 10 high school seniors on their way to Broadway. 7pm. Free. North Shore Band Shell, Collins Ave at 73rd St; Miami Beach. For info: mbculture.com

May 11
Music
Albita
Albita Rodriguez grew up in Havana, the daughter of two popular folk musicians singing punto and guajiro, music from the Cuban countryside. For several years she performed in Miami nightclubs and local concerts, making her television debut on the variety show “Palmas y Canas”. Her first Cuban release in 1988 contained the hit “Habra Musica Guajira”. Throughout her career she has sung and been identified with Cuban son, a traditional form she makes her own with unique and fearless interpretations of classics like “El Manisero” (The Peanut Vendor), the son that first ignited Latin fever in the American audience in the early 1930s. After a few years singing in Columbia and then Mexico, Albita defected to the United States in 1993 and settled in Miami. Sometimes compared to Marlene Dietrich for the low, dusky timbre of her voice, her star rose quickly in this Cuban émigré urban center after Madonna heard her at a Little Havana nightclub and invited her to sing at her birthday party in New York. 8pm. $40 – $70. Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: livenation.com

May 11
Kids
Sleeping Beauty Dreams
Mexico’s most famous theater company, Marionetas de la Esquina  returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center stage with Sleeping Beauty Dreams. Written by award-winning playwright, Amaranta Leyva, Sleeping Beauty Dreams reimagines the famous princess as an overprotected daughter looking for a way to break free of her castle walls in order to search for true love… and her true self. A contemporary look at this classic tale, Marionetas de la Esquina’s humorous storytelling and whimsical puppetry awake this sleeping beauty princess as never before. 11am. $26. Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

May 11
Books
George Lopez — I’m Not Gonna Lie
George Lopez just hit the half-century mark and the reset button on his life. Newly single and ready to embrace life, he was excited to turn fifty. It would be a welcome new phase in his life, a chance to say goodbye to a decade that included a kidney transplant and a divorce. But when he looked around a room full of his childhood friends, all gathered to celebrate his birthday, many now bald or overweight, it suddenly hit him that he was old. What happened? And more importantly, what was he going to do about it? Lopez learns the hard way that when you turn 50, everything changes. You pull a muscle in your sleep. You avoid mirrors at all costs, and always, always wear a robe. You have to schedule an appointment to have sex. You have to dye your hair and buy a bathtub with a door. As he learns to embrace life after fifty, he invites readers into his world, sharing the ups and downs of getting older—from his relationship with a much younger woman to a bizarre session with a pet psychic, to a trip behind-the-scenes at his tumultuous two years at Lopez Tonight, to an intimate look at his sacred ground, the golf course—and, for the first time, he reveals in moving detail, the story of the battle for his life against kidney disease. I’m Not Gonna Lie , will make you laugh at yourself, cry about yourself, and look at turning fifty in a way you never would’ve imagined—through the eyes of Lopez. He will read from and sign copies of his book tonight.4pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 11
Music
All’s Fair: Songs of Love and War
Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir continues its grand tradition of performances in Parker Playhouse with this feast of music from different countries and eras with a special emphasis on American music. Come hear our young men ages 8-18 raise their voices in spirit and in song. In this concert, the battles of war and love contrast and intersect to create new ways of understanding, all through the voices of our Singing Sons. Music styles from pop to classical to doo-wop are featured with something for everyone at this family-friendly performance. You’ll leave with a glad heart and smile on your face. 7:30pm. $22 – $35. Parker Playhouse, For info:
singingsons.org

May 11
Tour
Mom’s Miami River Boat
Celebrate Mother’s Day a day early on a boat ride on the Miami River with Dr. Paul George as he points out drawbridges, hidden neighborhoods, tugboats and the Miami Circle archaeological site. See the river’s little-known parks, and – hopefully manatees, while the history of Miami comes alive. Advance reservations and payment required. 9am – 11am. $54; HistoryMiami, 101 Flagler Ave; Miami. For info:  305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

May 11
Art
Jillian Mayer Precipice/Postmodem
Locust Projects presents Precipice/PostModem by Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer. Mayer is known for eclectic video installations that compress virtual, cinematic, and physical space. This will be Mayer’s largest exhibition to date, passing fluidly from cinema to installation in both the physical and digital realm while  incorporating interactive and technological elements to create a nonlinear meta-narrative. In the Project Room – Tracey Goodman & Valerie Snobeck: Out of Place  Curated by Joanna Kleinberg Romanow, Assistant Curator, Drawing Center, New York. Opening Reception tonight 7pm – 10pm. Locust Projects 3852 North Miami Ave; Miami. For info: 305.576.8570 or locustprojects.org

May 11
Music
Dranoff 2 Piano Competition
A new work by Gabriela Lena Frank, commissioned by the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, will receive its world premiere performances during the semi-final round of the 12th Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition tonight. Seis Cantos de los Campos, Songs from the Countryside, Frank’s piece comprises six movements and is part of the required repertoire for the competition. Eight duo piano teams will perform Frank’s piece. The teams are Aventure Piano Duo (Russia); Duo Yoo and Kim (South Korea); Duo Yamamoto (Japan); Duo Ping and Ting (Hong Kong); Lavrova/Primakov Duo (Russia); Duo Bohemes (Romania), Julia Getallo and Alexander Andreev Duo (Russia); and Duo ImPuls (Germany). Clarke Recital Hall, 5501 San Amaro Dr; Coral Gables. For info: dranoff2piano.org or 305-572-9900.

May 11
Kids
Family Fun Day: Arabic Rhythms
Experience Middle Eastern culture with artist-in-residence Joe Zeytoonian. Try your hand at drumming Arabic rhythms and learn about traditional danse Orientale (sometimes referred to as “bellydancing”). Free. 12pm – 5pm. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org

May 11
Art
Never Odd Or Even
The Robert Fontaine Gallery will showcase new works by Australian artist Anthony Lister in a solo exhibition entitled Never Odd Or Even. Lister is most interested in breaking down the ideals of highbrow and lowbrow, calling graffiti art, the final frontier in true artistic integrity. This notion is demonstrated in his recent series of ballerina paintings. These fluid motion paintings are at once painterly and delicate, while also high energy, confrontational, and bold. Opening reception tonight 6pm. Through May 25. Robert Fontaine Gallery, 2349 NW 2nd Ave; Miami. For info 305-397-8530 or robertfontainegallery.com.

May 11
Theatre
Songs For A New World
Miami Children’s Theater production of the acclaimed Jason Robert Brown song cycle starring 10 high school seniors on their way to Broadway. 7pm. North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbculture.com

May 11
Music
A Voice with a Future
A Voice with a Future will feature new works from Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume and New York based composer Jim Papoulis. The concert will feature other contemporary multicultural works performed a cappella, with a chamber orchestra – featuring some of Miami’s premier professional instrumentalists – or with a percussion ensemble. $25. 7pm. New Word Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info:
305.662.7494 or miamichildrenschorus.org

May 12
Music
Cathedral Classics
This Seraphic Fire concert features favorite choral masterpieces including Gregorio Allegri’s haunting Miserere, Randall Thompson’s timeless Alleluia, as well as pieces selected by our audience. Concert-goers have had the opportunity to vote for their favorite a cappella choral music over the centuries and now they’ll hear it performed by Miami’s own GRAMMY-nominated choir. Whether it be Thomas Tallis’ If Ye Love Meor Maurice Duruflé’s Ubi Caritas, the audience has voted on what is sung. 4pm. Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Ave; Miami Beach. For info: seraphicfire.org

May 12
Art
Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panama
From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panama was curated by University of Miami students supervised by Traci Ardren, Associate Professor of Anthropology. It is the fifth installment in the series, ArtLab @ The Lowe, which provides hands-on museum experience to students, who curate an exhibition from the conceptual state to the final installation. The colorful textiles known as molas are famous for the rich stories they tell about traditional Guna life. Made for over one hundred years by native Guna women of Panama, molas are hand-stitched cotton panels and blouses made of multi-colored and multilayered cotton cloth. Guna women make molas as an expression of their identity and as a way to generate income. The designs derive from aspects of traditional indigenous life along the San Blas islands; stingrays, crabs, and other marine life are popular imagery as are the activities of daily life. Through April 27, 2014. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami 1301 Stanford Dr; Coral Gables. miami.edu

May 12
Music
Scandinavia Explored
Scandinavia Explored features guest soprano Anna Hersey, a recent Fullbright fellow, singing songs by Grieg, Frumerie, Nystroem, Alfvén, Peterson-Berger and Rangström, arranged with string quartet accompaniment. The program will include the Grieg String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27 and the Kokkonen String Quartet #3. Wine reception to follow. $20. 4pm. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: sobechamberensemble.org

May 12
Music
Piano in the Parks
Enjoy Classical, Jazz and other piano duos under the stars! Featuring Mia Vassilev, Kristin Camacho, Dionisio Camacha, Jordan Christenson and Jake Shapiro. Throw down a blanket and enjoy. Free. 7pm. Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: miamipianocircle.com

May 12
Comedy
Bill Cosby
Described as a “national treasure with the unique ability to touch people’s hearts,” Bill Cosby has been doling out legendary entertainment. Best known for his stand-up act, which was a coast-to-coast sensation in the 1960s, Cosby continues to perform sell-out shows today. He comes to the Hard Rock tonight. 7pm. $59 – $80. Hard Rock Live, 5747 Seminole Way,  Hollywood. For info: hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

May 12
Dance
Spring Gala
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the direction of Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev ends its season with a classical repertoire that only high quality dancers can perform. The repertoire includes Flames of Paris, a classical Pas de deux from the ballet of the same name, with music by Boris Asafyev, based on songs of the French Revolution, and originally choreographed by Vasily Vainonen. Spring Waters, with choreography by Asaf Messerer and Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff is a pas de deux that shows athleticism and bravura as it rushes across the stage with a joyful exuberance. El Encuentro (The Encounter), by Issaev, music by Albinoni (Adagio); this piece gave Issaev the award for Best Choreographer in the Choreographer Festival in California. Suite of Waltzes, also by Issaev, with music by Venezuelan pianist and composer Teresa Carreno. Six women on stage in a stylistic ballet representing the different characteristics of women: sweetness, passion, anger, love, loneliness, joy. This piece is presented with live accompaniment by pianist Aly Tejas on the stage. Glinka Suite Fantastique, Music by Glinka, and Choreography by Issaev, a piece for three men and six girls, in a very neo–classical style that represents the definitive Issaev. Dancers Kaori Fukui, Jun Tanabe, Takayukia Asai, Breeana Flannery and Hector Montenegro will perform the main roles. 5pm.$25. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: For info: artsballettheatre.org

May 13
Books
The Just Right Home
Thirty-seven million Americans move during any given year. Millions more think about it. They all want the same thing a perfect place to live. But most of us have only the vaguest idea of what makes us happy, home-wise, and don’t even know all the questions to ask. That’s where Marianne Cusato comes in. One of the most influential people in the home-building industry, designer of the Katrina Cottages, and go-to authority for the media on issues related to housing, she s written a comprehensive, interactive guide to finding the just right home. Cusato will read from and sign copies of her book tonight. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 14
Art
Italy In Motion
The Vespa scooter. Few objects represent Italy with such immediacy, communicating both the boom in industrial production that would lift a generation of Italians out of post-war poverty, while also representing a romantic dream of the country to an American audience captured by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck’s characters in the film Roman Holiday (1953). Translated as wasp in Italian for its distinctive shape and sound, the Vespa has retained its popularity as both a practical mode of transportation and an object that has inspired and influenced successive generations of both Italian and American consumers and tastemakers. Throughout the twentieth century, Italian design and the phrase Made in Italy developed a particular kind of significance that of quality, sophistication and above all, elegance which continues to resonate today. The exhibition Italy in Motion, curated by Chloe Chelz, focuses on design and mobility, employing the overlapping themes of Style, Velocity and Identity. As objects of material culture, cars, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles as well as historical and contemporary photographs illustrate how the country design legacies have transcended function to become defining symbols of both industry and imagination. Through June 23. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: coralgablesmuseum.org

May 14
Books
American Canopy
The Green Book Club discusses the book American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation, by Eric Rutkow at this months Green Book Club meeting. The book focuses on the many captivating stories of trees throughout our country’s history: the Liberty Trees, where colonists gathered to plot rebellion against the British; Henry David Thoreau’s famous retreat into the woods; the creation of New York City’s Central Park; the great fire of 1871 that killed a thousand people in the lumber town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin; the fevered attempts to save the American chestnut and the American elm from extinction; and the controversy over spotted owls and the old-growth forests they inhabited. The Green Book Club reads and discusses environmentally-themed books. This will be the last meeting for this season until November. Newcomers welcome. Noon to 2pm. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

May 14
Theatre
Gordon Gumshoe, Fairytale Detective
Throughout Fairytale Forest, vital pieces of treasured tales have gone missing. Unless they turn up soon, the stories will be lost forever! Join in the fun as Gordon Gumshoe navigates the caper of a lifetime – complete with twists, crazy characters, hi-jinks, and a surprise ending. Gordon depends upon his audience of Junior Detectives to point out clues, deliver messages, and maybe even save the day. Free. 4pm. Miami Beach Library, 227 22nd St; Miami Beach. For info: ftfshows.com

May 15
Lecture
Dave Tompkins
Writer and cultural critic, Dave Tompkins, lectures on the cultural, geological, and political histories of Miami, propagating from Miami Bass: a hip-hop waveform that evolved into a way of life and made the air catch feelings–like low endless love. Based on research for a forthcoming book project Sustained Decay, Tompkins speaks to properties of 808 Bass through a sub-history of ossified invertebrates, man-made beaches, riots, skate rinks, cocaine, coral reefs, sea cucumbers, and a U-boat attack in 1942. This is beat who cheated death‚ the Bass that torpedoed its regenerative guts into the face of the world. Tompkins’s illustrated talk will be followed by “sustenance decadence”, a music and dance set featuring 12-inch vinyl records and 45s. Groove to bass, disco, electro-soul, and classy grown 80s synth Boogie in Cannonball’s lobby, which houses a site-specific installation by artist Bhakti Baxter. Free. 7pm – 10pm. Cannonball, 1035 N Miami Ave; Miami. For info: cannonballmiami.org

May 15
Film
Jaws
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 Jaws. When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss. 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

May 15
Lecture
The Secret & Sacred Knowledge of the Music Business from Creation to Exploitation
An entertaining and provocative series by Steven Machat, Attorney/Producer, who shares a lifetime of first hand working knowledge and experience on how to live and make a living in the entertainment world. The sessions will cover copyright law, the “deals” of the music business, promotion and marketing aspects of branding product, the ins and outs of touring, auxiliary uses of music (movies, video games, etc.) and the future of entertainment. Machat will also share his personal experiences in working with many celebrities over his long career, from Genesis, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel, to Leonard Cohen and Phil Spector. $50. SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.674.9220 or sobearts.org

May 16
Art
Christy Gast in conversation with Thom Collins
Thom Collins, Director of the Miami Art Museum will have a conversation with Christy Gast about her public art installation Self portrait as the Barefoot mailman, her performative practice and the support of public art in Miami. Sculptor and video artist Gast is known for conflating the landscape and the body (often her own) through folk performance conventions. For past projects, Gast has tap danced around Lake Okeechobee, performed as a mermaid on trapeze and a cowgirl with an inflatable desert, and written and recorded acappella folk ballads about women in the military. Deeply engaged in the role of landscape in both art history and politics, most of the artist’s large-scale projects start with the notion of public land, in both practical and romantic senses. Collins, an arts administrator, art historian, educator and author with more than 15 years of experience in museum leadership, joined Miami Art Museum as director in 2010. 7pm. Books and Books, 9700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 16
Tour
Hungry for History: Secrets of Downtown
Join guide Michael Pearlman on a walking tour of Miami’s best-kept secrets. Find out the fate of the Coppertone Girl; discover a little-known pocket park and a hidden courtyard; surprising artwork; secret passageways; little-known art deco buildings, and location of the long-lost Ye We Tappie Tavern. Advance reservations and payment required. $25. 11am – 1pm. HistoryMiami, 101 Flagler Ave; Miami. For info:  305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

May 16
Film
Venus And Serena
An unprecedented look into the extremely private world of Venus and Serena Williams as the tennis megastars battle disabling injuries and illness that threaten to end their illustrious careers. Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they’ve provoked strong reactions – from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. They’ve been winning championships for over a decade, pushing the limits of longevity in such a demanding sport. How long can they last? In Venus & Serena, we gain unprecedented access into their lives during the most intimidating year of their career. Over the course of 2011, Venus grappled with an energy-sapping autoimmune disease while Serena battled back from a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Neither Venus nor Serena let their adversities hold them back. They drew their greatest strength from each other. 5pm, 7pm & 9pm. $10.50. O Cinema Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 305-571-9970.

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