To Do: June 27 to July 4

June 27
Film
From Austria to America
Fritz Lang’s classic story of a child murderer brought to justice is now available in a brand-new 2k restoration. Peter Lorre stars as Hans Beckert, a recently released asylum inmate with a compulsion to kill little girls. In an attempt to capture the killer, the police pressure the city’s criminal underworld, which in turn endeavors to find the killer themselves. Using a network of prostitutes, pickpockets and thugs, the criminals close in on Beckert and put him on trial in their own court. 8:30pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

June 27
Social
Opa-locka: Mirage City Reception
Join HistoryMiami for the opening reception of Opa-locka: Mirage City (on view June 28-September 8, 2013). Explore one of South Florida’s unique architectural communities through original drawings, historic photographs and models. Curated by Jose R. Vazquez, Associate Professor of Architecture at Miami Dade College. 6pm – 9pm. Free. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.com or 305-375-5356.

June 27
Music
Juanes
Juanes will bring his highly-anticipated Loud & Unplugged Tour to Hard Rock Live tonight. With six solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 16 million copies, Juanes has been hailed as The single most important figure of the past decade in Latin music. The Double Grammy & 19-Time Latin Grammy winner is also frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world’s leading social media voices with an online following of over 10 Million fans.  The Colombian superstar’s dedication as a global activist also extends far beyond his passionate lyrics and is seen in his wide ranging charitable work for his own Mi Sangre Foundation and as a co-founder of the “Paz sin Fronteras” (Peace Without Borders) organization. Recorded during a special evening at the New World Symphony on Lincoln Road, “Juanes MTV Unplugged” was released on May of last year and quickly debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums” chart and in 18 countries throughout Latin America.  The album’s first single “La Señal” likewise reached #1 on the “Hot Latin Songs” chart, giving Juanes the 8th #1 song of his career. Most recently, “Juanes MTV Unplugged” won this year’s Latin Grammy awards for Album of The Year & Best long Form Music Video  –  giving Juanes an impressive career total of 19 Latin Grammys, more than any other solo artist.  Now, with the MTV Unplugged bringing Juanes another  Grammy award as well, the appreciative musician is returning to the road to share this music directly with fans. 8pm. $64 – $94. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. For info: hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

June 27
Performance
All City Slam
Miami’s first ever All-City Slam. With growing interest in spoken word for teens, as part of its WordSpeak project Tigertail is offering four free workshops and a slam for South Florida teens. All City Slam was launched to assist Miami Dade teens in the development of their writing and performance. Four dynamic poets, writers and directors will give hour-long workshops, Alexis Caputo, Teo Castellanos, Rudi Goblen and Deborah Magdalena. Castellanos and Magdalena will co-host the slam. Cash prizes ($100 for first, $75 for second and $25 for third) will go to the top three slam winners. No need to pre-register for the workshops or slam, just show up and register on site for the workshops and slam. 4:30pm. Free.  Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: tigertail.org

June 27
Art
William John Kennedy: The Warhol Museum Edition
KIWI Arts Group is delighted to present a special exhibition of William John Kennedy: The Warhol Museum Edition, produced in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum.  This first print portfolio of work is a box set released by The Andy Warhol Museum, which reveal Warhol in a new way. The set (in an edition of 50) features five signed and numbered photographs of Andy Warhol (1928-1987) in 1964, just prior to the Silver Factory era. The portfolio’s specially designed aluminum archival box includes a foreword written by The Warhol Museum’s Director Eric Shiner and an introduction by esteemed art historian Thomas E. Crow. Through August 23. Opening reception tonight. 6pm – 10pm. Free. KIWI Arts Group Project Space, 117 NE 1st Ave; Miami. For info: kiwiartsgroup.com

June 27
Film
Great Art On Screen Munch: Munch 150
Experience a global revolution of world class art, history and biography through the works of the greatest masters of our time in a series of special one night events. For the first time ever, experience the 150th anniversary of Edvard Munch in Munch: Munch 150 on screen. This year, all of Norway celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944), one of the towering figures of modern art. This is already being hailed a “once-in-a-lifetime show”. Global interest is huge – not least as a result of one of his four paintings of The Scream having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived. Munch 150 will be co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. The event will be going behind-the-scenes to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together — as well as touring Norway to provide an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in World War II. Norwegian and international guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. 7:30pm. $12.50. Regal South Beach Stadium 18, 1120 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: fathomevents.com

June 28
Books
Sheila Heti — How Should a Person Be?
Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a twentysomething playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When Margaux, a talented painter and free spirit, and Israel, a sexy and depraved artist, enter her life, Sheila hopes that through close—sometimes too close—observation of her new friend, her new lover, and herself, she might regain her footing in art and life. Using transcribed conversations, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, the brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti crafts a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part bawdy confessional. It’s a totally shameless and dynamic exploration into the way we live now, which breathes fresh wisdom into the eternal questions: What is the sincerest way to love? What kind of person should you be? Heti is the author of several books of fiction, including The Middle Stories and Ticknor; and an essay collection written with Misha Glouberman, The Chairs Are Where the People Go. Her writing has been translated into ten languages and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Bookforum, McSweeney’s, n+1, The Guardian, and other places. She works as interviews editor at The Believer magazine and lives in Toronto. She will read from and sign her books tonight. 8pm. Free. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

June 28
Film
Xavier Dolan: Then & Now, I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère)
Focusing on the relationship between Hubert Minel (Xavier Dolan), a 16-year-old Quebecois living in suburban Montreal, and his single mother Chantale (Anne Dorval), I Killed My Mother beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship. While he gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater and kitschy decor, the ingrained mechanisms (i.e. manipulation and guilt) of their relationship beautifully (and tragically) unravel on the big screen. After its 2009 debut, I Killed My Mother was nominated for dozens of international film festival awards, and quickly became an international sensation – launching Dolan’s career in the international film scene. But in the US, the film was never released: until now. (In French with English subtitles). 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

June 28
Art
Opa-locka: Mirage City
Opa-locka: Mirage City explores one of South Florida’s most unique architectural communities. Based on stories and names of characters from the Arabian Tales, Opa-locka presents itself as both eccentric dream; an exotic Middle-eastern urban oasis in a subtropical paradise, and tourist’s kitsch; an architectural conceit more akin to a Hollywood film set. Founded in the 1920s in an undeveloped area of northwest Miami-Dade, the city is a highly romanticized interpretation of an exotic cultural milieu popularized by Hollywood films and archeological discoveries of its time. The exhibition presents original drawings and architectural models that reintroduce the original fabled vision, aiming to rouse interest in the city’s iconic structural design and encourage efforts to preserve its endangered architectural heritage. Curated by Jose R. Vazquez, Associate Professor of Architecture at Miami Dade College. Presented in conjunction with the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College and the University of Miami Libraries, Special Collections. Free. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.com or 305-375-5356.

June 28
Music
Hot Nights Cool Jazz
Trumpet player Paul Ayick performs mainstream jazz compositions using the traditional jazz quintet format. The group consists of trumpet, tenor saxophone, upright bass and drums, and will perform both Ayick’s original compositions as well as selections from the American Song Book. Ayick was born in New Jersey and spent a considerable amount of time on the New York jazz scene before moving to Broward County. This will be a rare oportunity to listen to one of South Florida’s hidden treasures. 7pm – 9pm.

June 28
Social
Kisses in Miami
To celebrate Miami Romance Month, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is set to host a  kissing contest, “Kisses in Miami,” which will be attended by local celebrities. The event will transform Mary Brickell Village into a “romance village” of sorts as five local couples are challenged to lock-lips, without separating, during more than two-hours for the chance to win an unforgettable Caribbean getaway for two and other fabulous prizes. During the event, attendees will be encouraged to tweet using the #KissesinMiami hashtag as they cheer-on contestants and indulge in romance-inspired activities ranging from complimentary neck and shoulder massages provided by Massage Envy, a photo booth featuring fun props, themed game stations, live DJ, and not-to-be-missed giveaways. 12pm – 3pm. Mary Brickell Village, 900 South Miami Ave; Miami. For info: MiamiRomanceMonth.com.

June 28
Music
Miami Jazz Project: Test of Time
SoBe Institute introduces Miami Jazz Project featuring an all-star lineup of virtuoso South Florida musicians: Arthur Barron, Saxophones/Flute; Abel Pabon, Keyboards; Manny Patino, Bass; Rey Monorig, Drums with a special guest appearance by former Miami Beach Commissioner and SoBe Arts Board Member Saul Gross on Sax. $10. 8:30pm. SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.674.9220 or sobearts.org

June 28
Theatre
Red
RED is a dance-theater piece written by Afua Hall (Jamaica) that deconstructs and reinterprets the story of Ruby Bridges, whose parents heeded the NAACP’s call for children to desegregate elementary schools in the South. Bridges later became the subject of Norman Rockwell’s painting, The Problem We all Live With. Through July 13. 8pm. $20. Miami Theatre Center, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 305-751-9550 or mtcmiami.org

June 28
Social
Friendraiser
The first event for the newly named Pérez Art Museum Miami from their social group PAMM Contemporaries. This event is for members only, but join the group at attend tonight’s bash. Friendraiser, will take place against the idyllic backdrop of Biscayne Bay in the enchanted gardens of The Standard Spa. The event will feature an exclusive DJ and visual performance by Los Jaichackers, collaboration between Eamon Ore-Giron and Julio Cesar Morales, artists based in Los Angeles and Phoenix, respectively. As part of their multifaceted practice, they create music, film, video, sculpture, installation, and performance, as well collaborate with other artists and musicians. Together they create programs that ‘trace the global DNA of emerging musical subcultures in Latin America, the border, the United States, and abroad.’ The duo will also be capturing film and audio on-site for a major performance that will take place at PAMM’s December opening, giving attendees a glimpse into the Museum’s opening/Miami Art Week celebration, and the chance to be a part of it. Host committee members Daniela Frewa, Ginger Harris, Alex Horn, Zubin Nagpal, Diana Nawi and Aileen Quintana. 7pm – 10pm. The Standard Spa located at 40 Island Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamiartmuseum.org  or 305-375-1727.

June 28
Tour
Bayfront Architecture & Archaeology Tour
Walk along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay while learning about Miami’s history, from the Tequesta people to early pioneers and modern times. View art and architecture along the way to the Miami Circle archaeological site. Advance reservations and payment required. 10am – 12pm. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.com or 305-375-5356.

June 28
Art
Pleasure, Fear and the Pursuit of Happiness
The Bass Museum of Art, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and ArtCenter/South Florida open the exhibit Nayda Collazo-Llorens: Pleasure, Fear and the Pursuit of Happiness. A public textual intervention consisting of text bubbles throughout the walking paths of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Collazo-Llorens’ works are based on thoughts and memories, both real and invented, collected from Miami Beach locals and visitors. The text was collected by completing on-site questionnaires, informal surveys and casual conversations in and around Miami Beach. Pedestrians will experience the narrative as they walk the gardens. Through November 3. Opening reception with the artist tonight with cocktails and conversation. 5pm – 7pm. Free. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org

June 28
Social
Library Salon and Cocktails: Modern Meals
Wolfsonian chief librarian, Dr. Frank Luca, and rare book cataloguer,  Dr. Nicolae Harsanyi, host an evening of entertainment and enlightenment in conjunction with the exhibition Modern Meals. This is a special opportunity to view a selection of rare books and ephemera reflecting the changing food distribution network, new cookbooks for the home kitchen, and menus from famous cruise ships of the time. The conversation continues over cocktails from the collection period. $20. Space is limited. 7pm – 9pm. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: thewolf.fiu.edu.

June 28
Music
Jazz At MOCA
Manuel Valera and the New Cuban Express is a project deeply influenced by the experiments of Cuban artists from the 70s and 80s. While inspired by artists Irakere, Emiliano Salvador and AfroCuba, this working band creates a unique and distinctive style that mixes elements of Jazz, R&B, fusion and funk with Cuban music styles. 8pm. Free. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

June 28
Theatre
Million Dollar Murder: A One-Woman Murder Mystery Play
Mystery on the Menu cordially invites you to a murder mystery featuring Barbara Fox. Members of the audience will receive lines to read during the presentation, participate, investigate, examine clues, share information, and solve the crime! (Hint: It wasn’t Professor Plum!) Ticket includes the mystery show, wine, cheese and chocolate appetizers. $21. 7pm -  10pm.   Advance reservations required. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org or 786.683.6078.

June 28
Music
Soulfest Weekend
For the third year in a row, The Stage Miami will be celebrating soul music over a two-night span in early summer, offering a modern twist on soul, music, art, cocktails and food. Friday: The Resolvers and the Affiliated Soul Team; Saturday: the Roosevelt Collier Trio and The Pimps of Joytime. Also, DJ Maneuvers, DJ Sire and DJ Heron, the Rum Cake Factory Food Truck and a live graffiti art exhibition both nights. 9pm. $10 – $20. The Stage Miami, 170 NE 38th St; Miami. For info: TheStageMiami.com or 305-576-9577

June 28
Social
Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale
Calling all Miami brides. Do not miss this wedding gown sale. Getting Married? This is a unique opportunity to find the gown of your dreams at a remarkable price while helping make wishes and memory-making events come true. Buying a dress at a ‘Brides Against Breast Cancer charity wedding gown sale, helps make a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. To ensure that no one has to face cancer alone, Brides Against Breast Cancer contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. Fabulous couture gowns new and lightly used will be available from $99 and $799. These gowns originally retailed from $4000 to $20,000. Tickets required. 6pm – 9:30pm. Hotel Sofitel Miami, 5800 Blue Lagoon Dr. Miami. For info: bridesagainstbreastcancer.org

June 28
Social
Great Wines for the 4th
Tasting event to learn which wines pair well with foods you normally throw on the grill for 4th of July festivities. 7pm – 9pm. $25. Wine by the Bay, 888 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: 305-455-9791 or winebtb.com

June 28
Film
The Secret Disco Revolution
The disco era, long dismissed as a time of hedonistic excess, has been gravely misunderstood. Revisionist historians now argue the era was in fact an important time of protest: liberating gays, blacks and women. The Secret Disco Revolution juxtaposes disco revisionists against revealing new interviews with the era’s biggest stars: Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive), Village People (YMCA, In The Navy), Robert “Kool” Bell from Kool and the Gang, and Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey – KC and the Sunshine Band. A goldmine of rarely seen stock footage, and enough disco hits to shake your booty straight back to 1978. But the film’s form is as revolutionary as its content: This quietly hilarious doc-satire also features an unreliable Nabokovian narrator; “reenactments” that are speculative to the point of complete fantasy; and a unique tone of sustained irony that both presents a fresh look at a well-known era, and compels audiences to question it, without ever allowing them off the dancefloor. 9pm. $10.50. O Cinema Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 305-571-9970.

June 29
Music
Daniel Tosh
Host of the Comedy Central TV show Tosh.0, Daniel Tosh performs tonight on the beach. Toshs’ show, Tosh.0, currently airs on Tuesday nights on Comedy Central at 10 p.m. ET/PT and the new season consists of 30 episodes televising in three installments throughout 2013.  This weekly, topical series premiered on June 4, 2009 and features the razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious. 7pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; s livenation.com

June 29
Social
The Donna Summer-Time Disco Party
Shake your groove thing at the Museum’s Donna Summertime Dance Party in the Fewell Gallery! Disco balls + lighted dance floors + platform shoes + totally 8”s DJ = one cool hot summer night at the Museum. Proceeds to benefit the Coral Gables Elementary School 90th Anniversary Exhibit at Coral Gables Museum this October. $5 drinks and food. $30. 8pm. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: coralgablesmuseum.org or 305-603-8067.

June 29
Music
Lena
Lena Burke, also known as Lena Pérez or simply Lena is a Cuban singer-songwriter. She is the granddaughter of legendary Cuban singer Elena Burke. Her first songs were written at age 3, followed by guitar classes at age 5 by her father, and classical piano at age 7. After 12 years of studio recording, Lena becomes a concert pianist, winning several prizes. Burke learned to play guitar and classical piano as a child. She started her musical career singing backing vocals on albums by Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Thalía, Jaci Velasquez, Chayanne and Alejandro Sanz. From there Sanz introduced Burke to his label, who signed her. Her debut single, “Tu Corazón”, a duet with Sanz, received a Latin Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.  In 2010, Burke joined Alex Ubago and Jorge Villamizar on the trio Alex, Jorge y Lena. She performs live tonight. 8pm. $27 – $117. Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: livenation.com

June 29
Social
Jazz season
Head to Pinecrest Gardens today to preview some jazz. Head to the Banyan Bowl for mimosas, croissants and the opportunity to select-your-own-seat for the upcoming jazz season. The Banyan Bowl has just been refitted with brand new seating, and now you have an opportunity to select your preferred row and seat number at a subscription savings of over 25% in advance of individual ticket sales. This year jazz nights come alive with a seven concert series showcasing a broad spectrum of jazz genres, from Big Band to Brazilian Samba, from Swing to Steel Drums.
Hot nights, cool jazz, great times. 1pm – 3pm. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd; Pinecrest. For info: 305.669.6990 or pinecrest-fl.gov.

June 29
Lecture
Dialogue with Bunny Yeager
Bunny Yeager will discuss her work at “A Dialogue with Bunny Yeager,” today at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. Yeager and museum curator Peter Boswell will explore topics in Yeager’s career, including her first photo shoot in over 20 years. The Museum of Art’s exhibition will include images from Yeager’s first photo shoots with Bettie Page (often referred to as the “Queen of the Pin-ups”), as well as images from a new photo shoot with actress and model Paz de la Huerta. Yeager and Page met in 1954, and the resulting images rocketed them both to fame. Paz de la Huerta is well-known for her role in the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” and her photos are the product of Yeager’s much touted first photo shoot in over twenty years. Free. 3pm – 4pm.  Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, One East Las Olas Blvd; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954-525-5500 or  954-262-0227.

June 29
Film
Miami Rail Roadshow
Retired Miami-Dade Public Library System Film Librarian, festival director and archivist Don Chauncey presents an afternoon of 16mm motion picture films from the library system’s voluminous holdings. The screening is in tandem with the June 2013 publication of an interview with Chauncey featured in the art and culture journal, The Miami Rail. Main Library, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: mdpls.org

June 29
Tour
Gay and Lesbian Walking
The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour on the fourth Saturday of each month. Tour departs from MDPL’s Art Deco Welcome Center. Reservations not required. $20. 5pm. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305.672.2014 or mdpl.org

June 30
Kids
IDEA@thebass Family Day
These creative afternoons are full of exciting activities for the whole family: art projects, scavenger hunts, preschool art station and free prizes! Today is Sunsets and Seascapes. Free. 2pm. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

June 30
Dance
Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami
The exiled Cuban dancers who debuted in Miami Beach in May will again dance in Miami as Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami and Artistic Director, Pedro Pablo Peña, along with American Airlines present “The Best of the Classical Repertoire Gala” today. The Best of the Classical Repertoire Gala” will feature the most recently exiled Cuban dancers: Annie Ruiz Diaz, Victor Santana, Randy Crespo, Arianne Martin, Edward Morgado, Josue Justice and Analay Saiez with a special appearance by Principal Dancers Hayna Gutierrez and Garrett Groat from Alberta Ballet (Canada). The dancers are currently rehearsing for their South Florida debut at the CCBM studios located at the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center. CCBM’s special Gala performance will include such audience favorites as: “Le Bayadére Suite”, “Le Spectre de la Rose”, “Harlequinade”, “Dying Swan”, “La Vivandiere”, “Diane and Acteon”, “Le Corsaire” and “Sleeping Beauty. 5pm. $25 – $42. Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-549-7711

June 30
Tour
Little Havana Cuban Cuisine and Culture Walk
Join guide Pepe Menendez on this delightful personalized tour and sample cafe cubano and fruit. Learn the secrets of the ceiba tree, visit a botanica, see cigars hand-rolled, and explore Domino Park, and neighborhood social clubs. Optional lunch afterward at Cuban restaurant. Advance reservations and payment required. Limit 15. $30. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.com or 305-375-5356.

June 30
Social
Airie Summer Salon
This Summer Salon is at the home of Valerie Grace Ricordi, an AIRIE Board Member, Everglades lover, and arts activist. Situated on the original Haden mango plantation, a stone’s throw from the house where environmentalist and Everglades advocate Marjory Stoneman Douglas wrote River of Grass, Ricordi’s historic Coconut Grove home is the perfect setting to enjoy a live performance by current artist in residence Ana Mendez, an audio installation by Gustavo Matamoros, work from the AIRIE collection, and light refreshments from local chefs. The Airie program offers artists the opportunity to get to know the ecology of the Everglades by being immersed in it. By shadowing scientists in the field, hiking through the pinelands, kayaking through mangroves, and exploring Cape Sable and the 10,000 Islands, artists find the inspiration to create new work. They develop a deep understanding of the Everglades’ ecological importance, and then share their perspective through their work and creative public programs. Host Committee: Christy Gast, Deborah Mitchell, and Valerie Grace Ricordi. 5pm – 8pm. $50 – $1,000. 3734 Matheson Ave; Coconut Grove. For info: airie.org

July 1
Art
Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture
An exhibition of 10 landmark skyscrapers from around the world, each masterfully constructed with LEGO toy building bricks by Dan Parker, LEGO Certified Professional. From four to nine feet tall, the architectural wonders include One World Trade Center in New York, the Seattle Space Needle, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and Taipei 101 in Taiwan. The exhibition also features a play area where visitors can create their own architectural marvels. Through October 20. Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

July 2
Poetry
Poetry Reading
Catch a trio of poets tonight at books and Books, when Poets Tom Healy, Andrew Durbin and P. Scott Cunningham sprout their prose. Healy is a writer, poet, and chairman of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which oversees the Fulbright program worldwide. He was appointed by President Barack Obama. Tom’s first book, What the Right Hand Knows, was a finalist for the 2009 L.A. Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. His new book, Animal Spirits, was released in spring 2013. Durbin co-edits Wonder, an open-source publishing and events platform focused on poetry, performance, and new media art. He is the author of Reveler and the forthcoming Lindsay Cher Leo. Cunningham is the co-founder and director of the O, Miami Poetry Biennial and the author of Chapbook of Poems for Morton Feldman. He is also the founder and director of the University of Wynwood, a faux-institution dedicated to advancing contemporary literature in Miami. 8pm. Free. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

July 2
Art
Un.It Unescoitalia: The World Heritage Sites in the work of 14 photographers.
The exhibition comprises of more than 150 photographs taken by 14 artists considered to be one of the best contemporary Italian photographers. The works are aimed at presenting the 44 Italian UNESCO Heritage sites in the context of an exhibition of Contemporary Art. Main Library, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: mdpls.org or 305.375.5048.

July 3
Oscar Murillo: work
Oscar Murillo: work is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. It is comprised of paintings made by the artist in the summer of 2012 during a five-week residency at the Rubell Family Collection. During these five weeks he lived and worked at the Foundation using a 60-by-60-ft gallery and the sculpture garden as his studio. Murillo, born 1986 in Colombia, is now based in London, UK. In 2012 he presented a performance, The Cleaners’ Late Summer Party with COMME des GARÇONS, at the Serpentine Gallery, London; participated in To the Moon Via the Beach at Maja Hoffman’s LUMA Foundation in Arles, France and had a solo presentation with Modern Art, London at the Independent, New York. Guided tour 3pm. $10. Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: 305-573-6090 or rfc.museum

July 4
Music
TGT: Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank
Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese are bringing back 90s style R&B after forming the supergroup, TGT, and this week they’ve dropped their first official single.  The baby-making jam titled “Sex Ain’t Never Felt Better,” is the first offering from their upcoming album, 3 Kings, which is set to be released July 23rd. $59.50 – $79.50. 8pm. James L Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave; Miami. For info: livenation.com

July 4
Film
Dirty Wars
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars. It’s the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government–condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill (author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Mercenary Army) traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC “kill list,” even a U.S. citizen. Director Richard Rowley takes us on a chilling ride with whistle-blower Scahill. Dirty Wars is a battle cry for the soul and conscience of an America few of us know exists. 7pm. $10.50. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: 305-571-9970

July 4
Social
The 9th Annual IndepenDANCE Beach Parties
This July 4th through the 6th, head to Nikki Beach for the 9th Annual 4th of July IndepenDANCE Beach Parties! This year, the festivities return to where it all began, on the sands of South Beach, the only true outdoor beach musical experience in Miami! For this event, a custom-built stage and arena will be erected, providing the ultimate musical and visual experience. With the best electronic and dance music talent on hand for the festivities, including Steve Lawler, Victor Calderone, Boris, The Martinez Brothers, Cocodrills, ALX, Chus + Ceballos, Sharam, Sander Kleinenberg, Norman Doray, David Tort, The Cube Guys, Patrick M, and many more. Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: 305.987.7009 or ampmpresents.com

July 4
Fireworks
Fire on the Fourth
Coca-Cola Presents Fire on the Fourth
Celebrate our country’s birthday on the sands of Miami Beach’s at Fire on the Fourth on Miami Beach. Enjoy a free live concert by Nicole Henry. 7pm. Fireworks 9pm. Free shuttles to/from North Beach. Lummus Park beach at 9 St; Miami Beach. For info: miamibeachfl.gov

July 4
Fireworks
Race to the Fourth
For the fourth consecutive year, Homestead-Miami Speedway will serve as host to the City of Homestead’s annual Fourth of July celebration – “Race to the Fourth. The event will feature live music from bands Main Highway” and “Head First, children’s activities, food and drinks, games and a classic Independence Day fireworks display. Display and vendor areas will be located near the pavilion area outside of the grandstand seating sections.  Fireworks show at 9pm. Free. VIP experience in the Champions Club $15. 6pm – 10pm. Homestead-Miami Speedway, 1 Speedway Blvd; Homestead. For info: HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com or 305.224.4570.

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