Bare Bones by Carlota Pradera 6/13/14 – 6/28/14

Bare Bones by Carlota Pradera
Friday, 06/13/2014 – 06/28/2014 08:00 pm –
BARE_BONES_byAlexeyTaran-8Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $20

An experimental movement-based performance that employs unfamiliar language, confusing scenarios, and absurd chaos to analyze power dynamics among individuals and cultures.

Photographs of Cordoba Medieval Street Fair on 5/4/14

Cordoba Medieval Street Fair in Miami Shores on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  As part of the Opening Weekend festivities of Everybody Drinks the Same Water, Miami Theater Center hosted a family-friendly, four-block-long street fair in Miami Shores. Inspired by medieval Córdoba, the street fair will feature jugglers, flamenco and belly dancers, stilt performers, a contortionist, artists, live drummers and musicians, craftspeople, food trucks, face painting, and a parade that will showcase the cast of Everybody Drinks the Same Water

“EVERYBODY DRINKS THE SAME WATER begins as a Christian King has just taken control of the city of Cordoba, Spain, ending more than 500 years of Islamic rule. Moments after entering the castle, the new ruler drinks a glass of water and becomes violently ill. His family accuses the Muslim community of attempting to assassinate him, but the picture gets murkier with reports of Jews, Muslims, and other Christians getting sick. Evidently, the entire public water supply has been poisoned. Fear, anger, and suspicion infect the town. Frustrated by their elders’ inability to see beyond the finger pointing, three teenagers of different faiths decide to work together to unravel the mystery. Add to the mix inter-religious flirtations with potentially fatal consequences, and you get an engaging look at the past that teaches powerful lessons about the present.”

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Miami Theater Center presents Córdoba Miami – A Medieval Street Fair 5/4/14

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Miami Theater Center presents Córdoba Miami – A Medieval Street Fair
033-MTC-EverybodyDrinksTheSameWaterwCredSmallSunday, May 4, Noon to 6:00 PM
NE 2ND Ave. in Miami Shores (from 96th to 100th streets) in front of Miami Theater Center
Miami Shores, FL

12:00 – 6:00 PM – A variety of live performances on stage (96th St./NE 2nd Ave.)
4:00 – 4:30 PM – Street Parade (from 100th St. to 96th Street on NE 2nd Ave.)
4:30 – 4:45 PM – Urban Tribal Project performance on stage (96th St./NE 2nd Ave.)

In celebration of the opening weekend of Miami Theater Center’s (MTC) world premiere, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM, of Everybody Drinks The Same Water, written by Stephanie Ansin and Fernandocalzadilla and directed by Ansin, MTC will host Córdoba Miami – A Medieval Street Fair, featuring: Jugglers, Contortionists, Flamenco And Belly Dancers, Stilt Performers, Live Music, Street Performers In Period Costumes, Hand Balancers, Luciano Stazzone’s Urban Tribal Project, and a Parade Showcasing The Cast Of MTC’s World Premiere, Everybody Drinks The Same Water

Featured performers at this free, family-friendly community celebration, inspired by medieval Córdoba, will include a 15-member drum ensemble from Urban Tribal Project, directed by Miami Theater Center’s Resident Composer Luciano Stazzone (who has performed with music’s most illustrious starts, including Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Ludacris); an eclectic mix of street performers in period costumes, representing historical figures from medieval Córdoba, who will interact with the crowd; and a two-person hand balancing act, as well asflamenco and belly dancers, stilt performers, jugglers, a contortionist, an authentic Middle Eastern band, and a parade that will showcase the cast of MTC’s world premiere Everybody Drinks the Same Water, as well as food trucks and face painting.

Everybody Drinks The Same Water, a provocative murder mystery set in 13th century Córdoba, Spain, will be performed Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, June 1 in Miami Theater Center’s intimate Art Deco theater, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue.

Everybody Drinks The Same Water – Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, June 1 at MTC
The show begins as a Christian King has just taken control of the city of Córdoba, ending more than 500 years of Islamic rule. Moments after entering the castle, the new ruler drinks a glass of water and becomes violently ill. His family accuses the Muslim community of attempting to assassinate him, but the picture gets murkier with reports of Jews, Muslims, and other Christians getting sick. Evidently, the entire public water supply has been poisoned. Fear, anger, and suspicion infect the town. Frustrated by their elders’ inability to see beyond the finger pointing, three teenagers of different faiths work together to unravel the mystery. Add to the mix inter-religious flirtations with potentially fatal consequences, and you get an engaging look at the past that teaches powerful lessons about the present.

Performance Dates And Ticket Information – Everybody Drinks The Same Water
Tickets to Opening Night, Saturday, May 3, 2014, are priced at $35. A limited number of Opening Night tickets, priced at $150, include access the post-performance reception with the show’s cast and creative team. Tickets to all other performances are $25. Previews begin April 30, 2014, and the show runs through June 1, 2014. Saturday performances are at 7:00 PM; Sunday performances are at 2:00 PM; Tuesday and Thursday performances are at10:30 AM; and Wednesday and Friday performances are at 10:00 AM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 305.751.9550 or online atwww.mtcmiami.org. Group and student ticket prices are available.

Everybody Drinks The Same Water is the fifth MTC production by the stellar, local creative team comprised of writer-director Stephanie Ansin, writer-designer Fernando Calzadilla, composer-sound designer Luciano Stazzone, and choreographer Octavio Campos. They have become renowned for creating original productions that have earned MTC its status as a leader in producing sophisticated, visually stunning, innovative theatre with an international focus that is relevant to South Florida’s multicultural community. Last season, the creative team astonished critics and audiences alike with their imaginative adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters (2012). They have also worked together to adapt Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (2008) and to create the world premieres The Red Thread (2011) and Inanna and the Huluppu Tree (2009). MTC’s significant contributions to South Florida’s cultural legacy are evidenced by having received two highly competitive awards from the Miami New Times, including a “Best of Miami” Award in 2013, and “Best New Theater” and “Best Production for a New Company” for its adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters.

Miami Grands – Presented by Miami Piano Circle and Barry University 4/27/14

Miami Grands – Presented by Miami Piano Circle and Barry University
Sunday, 04/27/2014 – 04/27/2014 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4829MaimiGrand3-25revBarry University – Ruth K. & Shepard Broad Auditorium
11300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33161
Webpage Link
Cost: $20.00 General Admission; $100 VIP with Reception and Preferred Seating

Presented by the Miami Piano Circle and Barry University, ten world-renowned pianists and Barry University professors will take the stage and simultaneously play on ten grand pianos. An original concert piece, composed by Michael Torke and inspired by Miami will feature an arrangement of movements that will highlight the “Magic City’s” diverse landscapes, culture, and people.

Georgi Danchev will conduct pianists Mia Vassilev, Kristin Camacho, Dionisio Camacho, Jamila Tekalli, Stepan Rudenko, Alan Ngim, Daniel Manoiu, Asiya Korepanova, as well as Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition winning duo Stephanie Ho, and Saar Ahuvia.

The evening’s repertoire will include selections arranged for a 10-piano ‘orchestra’ such as: “The Everglades,” “South Beach,” “Star Island,” “Mojitos & Stilettos,” and “Coconut Grove,” among others.

Composer, Michael Torke has been commissioned by organizations such as the Walt Disney Co., the New York Philharmonic, PBS, and the International Olympic Committee. The pianists have played around the globe including Carnegie Hall, Teatro di Marcello in Rome, and New York’s Lincoln Center.

The event is sponsored by Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, Miami Piano Circle, Piano Music Center, and Miami-Dade County, Miami Shores Community Alliance, Bank of America.

Tartuffe: Born Again 4/10/14 – 4/13/14

Tartuffe: Born Again
Thursday, 04/10/2014 – 04/13/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
PrintBroad Auditorium at Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33161
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Produced by Barry University’s Department of Fine Arts, this modern adaptation casts Tartuffe as a deposed televangelist who rooks Orgon and his family of their money and property and nearly compromises Orgon’s wife. The action takes place in a religious television studio in Baton Rouge where the characters cavort to either prevent or aid Tartuffe in his machinations. Written in modern verse, Tartuffe: Born Again adheres closely to the structure and form of the original. Moliere’s legendary comedic characters are delightfully at home in this modern day version that played at New York’s Circle in the Square.

April 10 to 12 7:00 p.m.

April 13 2:00 p.m.

finearts@mail.barry.edu

305.899.3420

Children In Action Hosts 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament / Silent Auction 2/28/14

Children In Action Hosts 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament / Silent Auction February 28 in Miami Shores
Friday, 02/28/2014 – 11:30 am – 06:00 pm
1939776_1423062007932759_719578303_nMiami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
More Info Link
Cost: 175.00

Local golfers and philanthropers alike are being sought to participate in the upcoming annual Children In Action (NCA) charity golf tournament to be held at the Miami Shores Country Club on Friday, February 28, 2014. Registration opens and lunch will begin being served at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. Entry fees are is $175.00 per player or $650.00 for a foursome.

“We’re excited about hosting our second-ever golf tournament and are looking forward to building on the momentum created by last year’s successful event,” says event organizer and NCA President Zoe Prieto. “The NCA is all about helping local children as well as those in neighboring countries who need it most. We are grateful that this year’s sponsors, including Hialeah Park, State Representative Eddy Gonzalez, City of Hialeah Gardens Mayor Yioset De La Cruz, the Hialeah Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Vital Graphics, have all really stepped up and helped make a difference.”

A registered 501(c)3 established in 1996, Children In Action’s focus is to help needy locals as well as those in the Caribbean and Central America with clothing, goods and food. The tournament registration cost includes lunch, greens fees, cart rental, range balls, entry to the “closest to the pin” and “longest drive” contests, beverages and snacks on the course, as well as a take-home goody bag.

The organization is still accepting donations for the silent auction and raffle prizes. Also, a limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. All donations, including tournament registration fees, raffle, silent auction and bag giveaway items, are tax deductible. To register for the tournament or donate prizes, please contact Prieto at 786.554.9090 or via email at fundacionnca@aol.com.

The Miami Shores Golf club is located at 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138. For more information or to donate to the organization online, visit www.ninoscristianosenaccion.org.

Italian Wine Specialist Immersion Course 3/30/14 – 5/4/14

Italian Wine Specialist Immersion Course
Sunday, 03/30/2014 – 05/04/2014 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
JQI-Promo-MedThe Big Fish Restaurant
620 NE 78th St.,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: $650
Online Registration.

Diego Meraviglia, Vice President and Director of Education of the North American Sommelier Association (NASA) and Gold-Pin Sommelier, returns to Miami to head the Southeastern US presentation of the Italian Wine Immersion Course. Designed for either wine enthusiasts or professionals, the classes deeply and fully explore all 20 wine regions of Italy, their wine laws, regulations, grape varietals, traditions, trends, history, and a brief overview of the cuisine and culture. This 4 day course plus certification exam is produced by NASA and sponsored by Just Quality Importer Inc. (Miami Beach.) Classes begin on March 30, 2014 at the Big Fish Restaurant located in Miami’s Upper Eastside and continue March 31st, April 1st and 2nd, and conclude with an exam on May 4th.

The cost is $650.00 and includes all texts, wine colors charts, tastings that cover 30 wines representing all Italian wine regions, and a NASA promotional membership. For information, call 305.244.8272 or email Communication@JustQualityImporter.com

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