To Do: May 2 to May 8

May 3
Dance
Program IV
Miami City Ballet, will dance its final program of the season this weekend. Program IV: Broadway and Ballet features Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering and George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. The first ballet of the evening, Dances at a Gathering, is choreographed by Broadway icon Jerome Robbins, best known for West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof. Dances at a Gathering is a work for ten dancers set to piano music by Frédéric Chopin. The second and last ballet of the evening, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue was created as part of Richard Rodgers’ and Lorenz Hart’s 1936 smash hit musical, On Your Toes. Balanchine expanded the dance portion of the musical into a stand-alone ballet – complete with the gangster in the audience, talking parts and tap dancing. Adrienne Arsht Center,  1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: miamicityballet.org.

May 3
Music
Brahms 4 All
The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), is now in its 23rd season, and one of the leading cultural organizations in South Florida. With 80 professional musicians selected from the finest artists from around the world, MISO, represents the exceptional talent and diversity that mirrors this city’s own international and multicultural richness. The exceptional career of Philippe Entremont began at the age of eighteen when he came to international attention with his great success at New York’s Carnegie Hall playing Jolivet’s piano concerto and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Since then, he has pursued a top international career as a pianist, and for the last 30 years, on the podium as well. Tonight’s program includes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor with Philippe Entremont on piano and Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98. Conductor, Eduardo Marturet. 8pm. $154 – $34. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

May 3
Film
Blancanieves
A re-telling of the classic fairy tale Snow White, Blancanieves is a breathtakingly beautiful film and a uniquely spirited homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema. The enchanting daughter of a famed matador flees her wicked stepmother to join a band of bullfighting dwarfs in this Spanish take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White. Seville: the 1920s. Carmen (Sofia Oria) is a young girl whose mother died in childbirth, and whose torero father Antonio Villalta (Daniel Giménez Cacho) suffered a debilitating injury in the ring. Subsequently tormented by her flamenco-dancing stepmother Encarna (Maribel Verdú), Carmen secretly learns the art of bullfighting from her father until the day she is forced to flee for her life. Now a teenage girl facing an uncertain future, Carmen (Macarena García) falls in with a traveling troupe of dwarfs, adopts the name Blancanieves, and thrills audiences with her formidable skills as a matador. Upon learning what has become of her despised stepdaughter, the diabolical Encarna prepares to administer a punishment that will break the defiant girl’s will for good. 9pm. $10.50. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: o-cinema.org

May 3
Art
Art Walk
An exciting evening of gallery openings,various artist open studios and panel discussions during the Downtown Arts & Culture Walk. This new cultural initiative shines a light on the growing art community and collector market in Downtown Miami, bringing together non-profit arts organizations and local galleries for special exhibitions, artists open studios, exclusive openings, artist panel discussions.  The Art Walk is planned to be held the first Friday of every month. The First Friday Art Walk will showcase over 150 exhibiting artists offering an array of art experiences that will reflect multiple mediums, styles, and trends in the art world. Miami is the crossroads between three fabulous cultures- Central/South America/Caribbean, Europe and North America- so it is ideally located to bring together the best of these cultures. 6pm – 10 pm. Downtown Miami. For info: ifae.com

May 3
Music
Rachel Faro
Veteran singer Rachel Faro, a songwriter and producer, performs at Miami’s Luna Star Cafe tonight. After beginning her career in the first Los Angeles production of Hair, Faro recorded her debut album Refugees in 1974. Since then, she’s blazed her own trail, blending folk, jazz and world music influences. She’s known for her deeply poetic and spiritual lyrics, and for her beautiful voice. As a producer, she’s been nominated for three Grammy Awards, and earned a reputation for her championing of Cuban and Latin artists. She’s produced or co-produced albums by Eddie Palmieri, Odetta, Sammy Figueroa, Los Van Van, Yomo Toro and many more musicians. Her band for this show includes Doug Emery on keyboards, Nicky Orta on bass and Sammy Figueroa on percussion. $15. Luna Star Cafe, 775 Northeast 125th St; North Miami. For info: lunastarcafe.com

May 3
Social
Beats After Sunset
The ?rst Friday of every month is Beats After Sunset, a fab art and music happy hour sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin. Socialize, drink some gin and see a little art. Exhibitions on view include: From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler, Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation,  tc: temporary contemporary and the Egyptian Gallery.  Beats by Scratch DJ Academy. $10. 8pm  -11pm. Stay for the beats after party at chalk ping pong & billards lounge: beats guests get one free drink at chalk and free ping pong from 11pm – 12am. Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

May 3
Music
Sara Evans
Multi-platinum country music legend Sara Evans will perform tonight to celebrate the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Big Cypress Reservation 117th Anniversary. Since emerging in the late 1990s, Sara Evans has enjoyed a prolific recording career. She has sold nearly 6 million records and landed five No. 1 country singles, including the self-penned Born to Fly. Her latest album, Stronger, debuted on Billboard’s chart of top country albums when it was released in March 2011. Before releasing Stronger, Evans had been out of the spotlight for six years. Away from the spotlight, much has happened to Evans, she weathered a high profile divorce, yet focused on her three children, took time to heal and found love again with football-star-turned-sportscaster Jay Barker. She also became an author, publishing The Sweet By and By and Softly and Tenderly. Also don’t miss the Seminole Okalee Indian Village gator wrestling & critter show, live flute music, a performance by the Seminole Stomp dancers and Northern Tribes dancing exhibition. 5pm. $35. Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, Junior Cypress Rodeo Arena, 6300 Stirling Rd; Hollywood. For info: bigcypresscelebration.com

May 3
Art
Paul Donald
One of the central aims of MBUS Gallery is to mount one-person exhibitions of work by emerging artists once a semester and in the creation of new work. In that vein, the gallery space will be taken over by Canada-based and Australia-born artist Paul Donald. He will literally build a raised walkway, like one might see traversing swamps, in the gallery space; the performance will be filmed and replayed as the artist works. His work aims to activate/animate the roles of artist and audience—both of which often remain invisible within the gallery/art conceit. Structural constraints—after all this is a gallery space not the Everglades—ultimately become material from which alternative relationships between and among viewers, artists, and artworks can be made, “built” as it were. 7pm – 10pm. Miami Beach Urban Studio, 420 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: 305-348-2897.

May 4
Social
Friends of NWS: Season Finale Party
Don’t miss the Friends of NWS’ highly anticipated Season Finale as they close out the season with a final salute to the 25th Anniversary of the New World Symphony.  Dress your ’80 best for this 1980s-themed Season Finale bash. Drinks courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka. 10pm. Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave, Miami.  For info: nws.edu

May 4
Music
A Day To Remember
A Day to Remember is a Floridian rock band from Ocala. Founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs, the band has released four studio albums, 15 singles and 11 music videos. They are mainly known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk as a musical style. The band consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Neil Westfall, bassist Josh Woodard, percussion and drummer Alex Shelnutt and lead guitarist Kevin Skaff. Opening Of Mice & Men. 7:30pm. $30.50. Fillmore Jackie Gleason Theatre, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach.  For info: livenation.com

May 4
Art
E-KleK-TiK
Miami Herald staff photographer and Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep alumnus, Carl Juste curates and presents, “E-KleK-TiK” – An IPC Visual Lab photography exhibit featuring about 80 works by professional photojournalists, instructors at the Lab, and their students. Exhibitors include C.W. Griffin (Miami Herald), Charles Trainor (Miami Herald), Andrew Kaufman. Lab students: Jenny Babot Romney, Rubyann Smith Hernandez, Nanci Thomas, Zeus Shama, Jennifer Kay, and Ethan Britton. Juste will speak and introduce the concept of the exhibit tonight at the Opening Reception. Miami based artist, OneWay will be DJ. Through May 31. Free. 6pm – 10pm. ACND Gallery of Art, 4949 NE 2nd Ave;  Miami. For info: 305-751-8367 or acnd.net.

May 4
Books
David Stark
Get inspiration for your next special event with designer David Stark who will sign and speak about his book The Art of the Party which features MOCA’s 15th Anniversary Celebration. Stark, whose client list includes Allure Mag, Chivas Regal, Anna Sui, Sephora, Target and Sundance runs a full service event design, planning and production company. His book, reveals whimsical, artistic, unexpected designs often created from sustainable, industrial, or low-cost materials to inspire readers—whether planning a wedding, dinner party, or holiday gathering—looking for ideas for their own events.
Twenty-five of David Stark’s events are featured—both private celebrations and charitable galas— and showcase how he developed the inspiration for the overarching theme, color palette, and the thoughtful, coordinated details he’s known for, and which truly make an event memorable. 3pm. Free with museum admission. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

May 4
Kids
Magical Me!
Don’t miss the 7th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival – Magical Me! this weekend at SMDCAC.  Highlights include: Spencers Theatre of Illusion, a spectacular large-scale magic show; and Page Turner Adventures with Riley Roam as the “World Famous Storyologist” and former Ringling Bros. clown Kenny Mikey, as her bumbling assistant. Inclusive art projects from Arts for Learning; and glow in the dark “Zot Artz-Arts for All” adaptive painting and printmaking with special guest artist/inventor Dwayne Szot. Nuttin’ Butta Sandwich children’s band; Teen DJs from P.A.T.H. – Preserving, Archiving, & Teaching Hip Hop, Inc.; 21st Century Steel Band; Delou African Dance Ensemble and local schools and performing arts groups. Other performances include: JohnPaul Jebian, American Sign Language Storyteller; Miami-Dade County Public Library Storytellers; Greater Miami Youth Symphony; Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis, Dance-A-Story; The “Amazing Mr. A” Magic Show; Drumming for Wellness with Jeff Dean and  Karen Peterson And Dancers. The festival will also feature: a give-away of a children’s book entitled Only One You by Linda Kranz, fun food, Saber Tooth Slide, rock wall, strolling entertainers, costumed characters, balloon artists and face painters. 10am – 5pm. Free. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: smdcac.org.

May 4
Festival
Miami Gay and Lesbian Film
FIU is excited to partner with the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival for an amazing double feature.  Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, is the story of introverted Weihung who has been married to Feng for nine years. They have one son together and Feng would like to have another child with him. One day Stephen, an old friend who now organizes weddings, appears and encourages Weichung to return to the gay life he had previously. In the second film, the Go Doc Project, Doc, a soon to be college grad, has fallen for a Go-Go dancer in New York City’s nightlife scene. Doc devises a plan to meet Go by pretending he wants him to be the star subject of a documentary. After some convincing, Go agrees to be part of the film, making Doc’s imaginary documentary suddenly a reality. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: mglff.com or  305-348-1952

May 4
Music
Beethoven’s Fifth: Storm and Passion
Beethoven’s monumental middle-period masterpiece comes to life under the baton of Marek Janowski. Richard Strauss’ Burleske – his only work for piano and orchestra – and the tone poem Don Juan complete a program brimming with passion. Orion Weiss on piano. R. Strauss: Don Juan, and Burleske for Piano and Orchestra. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5. 8pm. $179.25 – $15.25. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

May 4
Kids
Chris Raschka & Bob Staake
Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emotionally rich guide, a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process—from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. In Bluebird his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship. In this emotional picture book, readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of a bluebird as he develops a friendship with a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy from harm. Both authors will be on hand to sign and read to the kids. Museum of Art, 1 East Las Olas Blvd; Fort Lauderdale. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 4
Books
Augusten Burroughs — This Is How
If you believe life has a grudge against you, if you have ever wondered –How am I supposed to survive this? This is how. Augusten Burroughs is the bestselling author of A Wolf at the Table, Possible Side Effects, Magical Thinking, Dry, Running with Scissors, and Sellevision. Burroughs will read from and sign his book tonight. This is a ticketed event. You will receive a free ticket with the purchase of the book. $15. 4pm. Museum of Art, 1 East Las Olas Blvd; Fort Lauderdale. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 5
Social
Cinco de Mayo
The Second Annual Brickell Fest Cinco de Mayo returns for a thrilling celebration and one crazy fiesta! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way with 22,000 square feet of entertainment. Mexican mayhem with music, margaritas, mariachis, mini-wrestlers, a mechanical bull, Mexican bites, & mucho mas! Music by DJ Nikolas, DJ Crespo, DJ Bounce and DJ Zea. Live Music from La Linea and The Culture. $28 – $56. Noon -11pm. 1001 South Miami Ave. Miami. For info: brickellfestival.com or 305-375-0179.

May 5
Social
Claws for Kids
Don’t miss the last call from the Boys & Girls Clubs before stone crab season ends! The 2nd Annual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch today, will feature delicious stone crabs, cole slaw, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach and Key Lime pie. Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainer will perform, plus Santayana Jewelers and Gaby Malcer Custom Jewelry will selling their pieces on site. Committee members include Judy Kramer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade former Board President Olga Guilarte, Lana DeSimone, Susan Geiger, Irene Korge, Raul Marmol, Connie & Fred Rebozo, Jeff Samas, Rae Stein, Eris Thomas, and Dr. Mark Walker. All event proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s state-of-the-art South Beach location. 11:30am. Joe’s Stone Crab, 11 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305-446-9910 or bgcmia.org.

May 5
Tour
Little Havana Neighborhood Architecture Walk
Dr. Paul George takes you on this classic tour through one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Explore bungalow architecture. see the Tower Theater and marvel at the hand rollers at a cigar factory. Visit the Domino Park, Cuban Memorial Boulevard, and see the home of Miami’s first mayor. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

May 5
Lecture
Shahzia Sikander
Internationally-renowned, Sikander addresses her work as an artist-in-residence at Doris Duke’s Shangri La, as well as her other projects that relate the tradition of miniature painting to contemporary processes and themes in art. Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. 4pm. Norton Museum, 1451 S. Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

May 7
Theatre
War Horse
A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.
England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London. and Toronto. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride. $39.50 – $119.50. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave; Fort Lauderdale. For info:

May 7
Art
Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art
Doris Duke’s Shangri La will be the first comprehensive traveling exhibition of objects from Duke’s remarkable collections, within the context of Shangri-La, her extraordinary Hawaii residence, and her personal role in collecting and commissioning works. Situated amidst five acres of interlocking terraced gardens and pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu’s Diamond Head, Shangri La powerfully reflects Duke’s life-long aesthetic passions. Shangri La incorporates unique architectural features such as carved marble doorways, decorated sliding panels known as jalis, gilt and coffered ceilings, and floral ceramic tiles. The interiors weave together artifacts such as silk textiles, jewel-toned chandeliers, and rare ceramics, many collected during her extensive international travels. This exhibition brings together furnishings and objects from Shangri La, newly commissioned photographs by Tim Street-Porter, vintage photographs and films, including documentation of the estate’s construction, original architectural drawings, and ephemera to explore the history and experience of this remarkable place. Through July 14. Norton Museum, 1451 S. Olive Ave; West Palm Beach. For info: norton.org

May 7
Lecture
Clea Fernández
Leading a panel discussion about the first comprehensive study of her father’s work Agustín Fernández: The Metamorphosis of Experience. With guest panelists: Joey Perez-Gurri, Rafael Miyar, Carlos Luna and Julieta Vals. At the time of his death in 2006, Agustín Fernandez ranked among Cuba’s most outstanding artists. Defying simple categorization, today his work is most recognizable for its ambiguous and precariously balanced forms, erotic overtones, surreal juxtapositions, and metallic palette. In 1980 Brian de Palma’s film Dressed to Kill famously included one of the artist’s paintings, launching him into the public arena. Agustin Fernandez: The Metamorphosis of Experience is the first comprehensive study of Fernandez’s work, which has been exhibited and collected in major museums and private collections throughout Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Tonight, the artist’s daughter, Clea Fernandez, who together with her brother runs the Agustín Fernandez Foundation in New York City, will be joined by the key members of the Miami committee that launched the book project, for a conversation on the “making of” this extraordinary book. The discussion will later be opened up to anyone in the audience who would like to share thoughts and observations about the artist and his work, including friends and art collectors. 8pm. Books & Books, Coral Gables.  Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 7
Theatre
Memphis
From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination, the very essence of what a Broadway musical should be. 8pm. $99 – $26. Ziff Ballet opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.com

May 8
Books
Sharon Socol
Plus One is an accidentally insider view of the glamorous world of fashion. Sharon Socol is a keen-eyed documentary photographer with an uncanny knack for zeroing in on the action whether she’s shooting tortoises in the Galapagos Islands or the bold-faced names of fashion backstage in Paris. Socol was plopped into the most exclusive fashion enclaves with her trusty camera and very little idea of who was whom. The results are a delightfully agenda-free peek into a world of power, glory, pomp, and circumstance. Socol is constantly bombarded by her observations about life and through photography she makes them public. Her photographs reveal both autobiographical and social commentaries. They act as a port for conversations she has with herself as well as with those who view them. 6:30pm. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 8
Social
Runway Star Fashion Bazaar
This is your chance to pick up the perfect Mother’s Day gift for that special woman in your life and get a jump on the latest fashion trends at a fashion show and gift bazaar from the Friends of the Museum of Discovery and Science. Macy’s is the exclusive sponsor and will preview day-to-night collections from the top names in fashion. Macy’s Mother’s Day gift sets and flower arrangements from The Art of Flowers will be available for purchase along with selected items from the beauty experts Philosophy, Essential Oils by Rina Lichtinger, makeup from Smashbox and the unique pearl creations from Naples, Florida-based, Harry & Pierre. Sip cocktails and nibble hors d’oeuvres while you shop and don’t forget to stop by the professional make-up tables for a little pampering for yourself. 5pm – 8pm. $40.  Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954.712.1159 or mods.com

May 8
Lecture
Spanish Colonial Art: The Beauty of Two Traditions
The Frost Art Museum’s Director’s Lecture Series, with Carol Damian, the Frost’s Director and Chief Curator, as she discusses the Museum’s newest exhibition, Spanish Colonial Art: The Beauty of Two Traditions. The Spanish Colonial period (1520′s-1830′s) created a culture and art that is a combination of European and indigenous traditions of unique sensibilities based on ritual, status, and the creation of luxury goods. Spanish Colonial Art is one of Damian’s special areas of expertise, and she will be providing insight and perspective on this important segment of art in the Americas and the beautiful paintings and statuary that are included in the exhibition. 4pm. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St; Miami. For info: thefrost.fiu.edu or 305.348.2890.

May 9
Books
Jewish and Brazilian Connections to New York, India, and Ecology: A Collection of Essays
The Brazilian author Ann Helen Wainer returns to Books & Books with her new book Jewish and Brazilian Connections to New York, India, and Ecology: A Collection of Essays. The book contains the following essays: The Brazilian Origins of New York’s Jews; The Jewish Contribution to the India Sea Route Discovery, and Reflections on Ecology from a Jewish Perspective. The author will be giving a talk about the Jewish and Brazilian Connections to New York. Wainer is an attorney in Brazil. Her published books in Brazil include Civil Liability of the Developer; Brazilian Environmental Legislation; A Jewish Perspective on Ecology, and Family Portrait. She recently published in Brazil together with Rabbi Daniel Kahane the book The Kabbalah of Time.  Ann also has lectured extensively about the Holocaust and has written Family Portrait, her family history, published in the U.S. Additionally, her book Brazilian Environmental Legislation was included in the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Fine Arts exhibit. 6:30pm. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

May 9
Books
When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?
Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? Covers every aspect of life for an 18- to 29-year-old, from that first taste of independence at college to that time at the end of the 20s, when the majority of kids are settling down. It explains what grown children are going through intense self-focus, instability, a feeling of being in-between mixed with a breathtaking sense of possibilities and how parents should deal with these changes, from six ways to listen more than you talk, to money 101 (and why never to use money to control your child s life), to troubleshooting their failure to launch, to, finally, the dos and don’ts of promoting a successful transition to adulthood. Because yes, they really will grow up. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

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