Miami DWNTWN Art Days 9/19/14-9/21/14

Miami DWNTWN Art Days
September 19-21, All Day
dwntwnartdays Downtown Miami

Art Days is designed to bring together and promote the cultural community, in addition to facilitating and incentivizing art exhibitions and other cultural activities. In its third year, Art Days, supported by the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), continues to provide free inspiring art activities across the Downtown cultural landscape. Working in partnership with a variety of arts and culture institutions, organizations and artists, Art Days is a three-day cultural exploration that incorporates countless free events and exhibitions for the community to experience and enjoy. Art Days offers something for everyone from family activities, panel discussions, international exhibitions, bike tours, walking tours and so much more!

Art Days is comprised of three components:
The Hub
located at MCAD, 100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132
The “hub” is the epicenter for information on Art Days. In 2013 over 130 events took place around Downtown Miami, so it’s worthwhile to take a moment and set an itinerary to make the most out of the weekend!
The hub is the place to…
…find someone to help you navigate through the vast amount of things to do.
…start most walking and bike tours.
…be creative and paint your own unique t-shirt.
…hang out and connect with your friends on social media.
…find people to welcome you to Downtown Miami.

The Fringe
The “Fringe” is a set of curated activations of Downtown Miami in the form of visual and performance art projects. The visual art projects are commissioned, site-specific public art installations, curated by a specialist contemporary art curator Amanda Sanfilippo, and located within a one-mile radius around the Hub for easy walkability. This year’s Fringe has been initiated in partnership with Miami Dade County’s Art in Public Places.

The Events
Throughout the three day weekend, over 60 different art organizations, culture organizations, non-profits and artists activate their spaces with exhibitions, performances, cocktails meet and greet, art talks, panels and more. New for 2014 is an increased family friendly programming and children activities to accommodate the growing number of families living in Downtown.
Realizing the lack of performing arts in last year’s mix of events, the Miami DDA, in collaboration with the Olympia Theatre, is debuting a series of performance pieces in public areas and venues all around Downtown
As a guideline, here is a schedule for the weekend:
Thursday: Media/VIP Preview of the Fringe and Art Days
Friday: School tours/ Exhibitions openings/ post -work cocktail activities
Saturday: Museum day; art tours and exhibitions
Sunday: Cultural activities/bike tours

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Simply Rob: “Living Through Poetry” 9/19/14

Simply Rob: “Living Through Poetry”
Friday, 09/19/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: Free for students with valid ID; $10 for general public.

The OVERHEARD series is a collection of one-person performances from nationally recognized entertainers as well as local innovators. Roberto “Simply Rob” Vassilarakis is of Greek and El Salvadoran descent. Disowned at the age of 17, Simply Rob has worked with “at risk” inner city youth in NYC, focusing on issues of sex/sexual identity and HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Simply Rob is a founding member of the Latino poetry collective El Grito De Poetas, and a two-time NYC Marathoner for the Harlem United AIDS Services Center. Simply Rob has also appeared in several plays including lead roles in Charles Rice Gonzalez’s “Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo” at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD).

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with Amaluna 12/11/14

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with Amaluna
Thursday, 12/11/2014 – 07:30 pm –
Cerceau_Water-Bowl_1468_RSun Life Stadium
2269 NW 199th S,
Miami Garden, Florida 33056
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After the remarkable success of TOTEM in 2013, Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with one of its newest touring shows, Amaluna, which will premiere on December 11 under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top at Sun Life Stadium.

Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets are now available for existing Cirque Club members. To sign up for complimentary membership visit…; giving members access to the best seats under the Big Top, promotions with our partners and a chance to experience never-before-seen exclusive Cirque du Soleil content.

Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public as of August 25 2014 by visiting… or by calling 1-877 9 CIRQUE.

The New York Times urges; “The display of female strength is a lovely thing”. New York Post boasts; “gorgeous visuals and dazzling circus acts”, and San Francisco Chronicle described Amaluna as; “sumptuously designed and invigoratingly female-powered”.


Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men washes ashore the island, triggering an epic and emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test and the couple must face numerous demanding trials before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.


For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises 70% women, with a 100% all-female band. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women”, explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective”, he adds. Writer and Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) and recently named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, says; “I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines.” Paulus drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show, including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Shakespeare’s The Tempest.


Some 30 years ago, Cirque du Soleil was but a dream. It was the dream of a small community of travelling performers who would do anything to share their love of the stage, of circus and the of the world. The family has since grown and now includes thousands of dreamers – creators, artists, technicians and workers who toil in the shadows. The dream has become a symbol of Quebec pride, an international entertainment company that has brought 35 large-scale shows to life – 20 of which are still in operation. The company, which celebrated it’s 30th anniversary in June 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees worldwide, including 1,300 performers from more than 50 different countries.

FIU Theatre An Ideal Husband, directed by Phillip M. Church 9/26/14

FIU Theatre An Ideal Husband, directed by Phillip M. Church
Friday, 09/26/2014 – 10/05/2014 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An-Ideal-Husband-Poster-1Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre
10910 SW 17th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: $10-$15

AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde, directed by Phillip M. Church
A delightful commentary on late 19th century British social behavior, spiced up by Wilde’s wry wit.

Performance Dates: September 26-28 & October 1- 5, 2014
Wednesday – Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

$10 FIU Students
$12 Seniors and FIU Faculty + Staff (With ID)
$15 General Admission
Available at or 305-348-0496

Shorts Gone Wild 2 8/7/14 – 9/7/14

Shorts Gone Wild 2
Thursday, 08/07/2014 – 09/07/2014 08:00 pm –
SGW.3.webEmpire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Drive,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33305
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Cost: $30

City Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present the return of Shorts Gone Wild 2, South Florida’s hottest short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities, from August 7 – September 7 at Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale.

Conceived and created by Island City Stage Artistic Director Andy Rogow and City Theatre Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, Shorts Gone Wild 2 takes six actors, seven playwrights, five directors and a design team, and whips them up until they peak into eight short, provocative, funny and thoroughly entertaining plays with a LGBT bent. Winner of the 2014 Silver Palm Award for Best LGBT Theatre show, Shorts Gone Wild is the newest collaboration under City Theatre’s SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL umbrella. Back by popular demand, Shorts Gone Wild 2 features brand new, never performed plays written by local South Florida playwrights.

The Shorts Gone Wild 2 play line-up includes:
Lion in a Bear Bar by Michael McKeever
Sarah Stein Sends a Selfie by Michael McKeever
I Alone by Christopher Demos-Brown
The Emperor Is Naked! by Michael Leeds
The Last Time I Saw Bathhouse Betty by Tony Finstrom
A Bump Between Friends by Fielding Edlow
Game On by Gary Garrison
Glamping by Carey Crim

Shorts Gone Wild 2
Directed by: Andy Rogow, Margaret M. Ledford, Michael Leeds, Teddy Harrell and Gail S. Garrisan

Starring: Niki Fridh, Matthew Stabile, Gladys Ramirez, Renée Elizabeth Turner,
Larry Buzzeo and Craig Moody

Designers: Michael McClain (Scenic), David Hart (Sound), Preston Bircher (Lighting), Peter Lovello (Costumes) and Jovon Jacobs (Production Stage Manager)

Tickets are $30, and are now on sale to the general public. Shorts Gone Wild 2 will open on Thursday, August 7 and play through September 7, 2014. The official Opening Night ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. Evening performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through the Island City Stage box office by calling (954) 519-2533, or online at

Miss South Florida USA and Miss South Florida Teen USA Pageant 11/9/14

Miss South Florida USA and Miss South Florida Teen USA Pageant
Sunday, 11/09/2014 – 05:00 pm – 08:30 pm
10492056_815971901770816_2591223746597850620_nMiami Elk Lodge
10301 Sunset Drive,
Miami, Florida 33173
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Cost: $15 in Advance, $20 at the door

Miss South Florida USA and Miss South Florida Teen USA pageants are official preliminaries to the state televised Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA. Opening to contestants ages 14 to 27. Then annual event will take place on Sunday November 9 at the Miami ELk Lodge. Doors open at 4:30pm event starts at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Call To All Artist Open call to Performing Arts Conservatory Fall 2014 8/13/14

Call To All Artist Open call to Performing Arts Conservatory Fall 2014
Wednesday, 08/13/2014 – 08/13/2014 05:30 pm – 08:30 am
prometeo-2012Teatro Prometeo
300 ne second avenue,
miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $15

Prometeo Theatre is a true cultural treasure, having produced and presented over one-hundred productions, as well as educating actors and contributing to the transformation of the Spanish theatre scene in the country. Teatro Prometeo’s is the product of the artistic vision of Teresa María Rojas and the pedagogical vision of Miami-Dade College President Eduardo Padrón. Throughout the years, Prometeo has featured many Miami and U.S. premieres of local and international playwrights. It has also carried out programs specifically for all audiences and ventured into performances in non-traditional theater spaces such as community centers, the street, and public transportation. Teatro Prometeo is currently helmed by director Joann Maria Yarrow, who took over the reins and created a Professional Acting Conservatory with the mission of providing actor training in Spanish as one could receive in English. She instantly toured Prometeo productions to Latin America, where they have performed in the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Ecuador as well as to festivals in Boston, colleges in New York and conferences in Los Angeles.


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