Mad Cat Live presents Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram 7/31/15-8/1/15

Mad Cat Live presents Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram
Friday, 07/31/2015 – 08/01/2015 08:00 pm –
RAM-FINAL-2-1Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $20

The Mad Cat Live band performs Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney in its entirety. The album Ram was conceived of and inspired by a long stay in The Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. The unique sound and brave recording techniques developed on Ram have become a touchstone for alternative music that still permeates today. Featuring local musicians and esteemed professionals Jim Camacho, Matt Corey, Erik Fabregat, Darren Bruck, Brian Sayre and Steph Taylor under the musical direction of Paul Tei. Music courtesy of both MPL Communications, Inc. (ASCAP) and Sony/ATV Tunes LLC.

National Assisted Living Week 9/13/15, 9/14/15, 9/15/15, 9/16/15, 9/17/15, 9/18/15, 9/19/15

National Assisted Living Week
Sunday, 09/13/2015 – 09/19/2015 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
City Wide
City Wide,
Miami, Florida 33125
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

September 13-19 is National Assisted Living Week! Celebrate by giving kudos to your loved one’s assisted living community. Bring baked goods, volunteer, and leave a rave review at SeniorAdvisor.com!

The Seven Year Itch 2/19/15 – 3/22/15

The Seven Year Itch
Thursday, 02/19/2015 – 03/22/2015 08:00 pm –
1000x300_v2Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: $35

The Seven Year Itch
by George Axelrod
Adapted by Stephanie Ansin & Fernando Calzadilla

Directed by Stephanie Ansin
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Loneliness. Temptation. Lust. Feel the summer heat aggravate the anxiety and desire of one man’s mid-life crisis in this irreverent interpretation of the 1950’s stage comedy that inspired the iconic Hollywood film.

EcoTech Launch 11/20/14

EcoTech Launch
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2014-10-30-at-11.03.46-AM667 Northwest 90th Street
667 Northwest 90th Street,
Miami, Florida 33150
Webpage Link
Cost:

On November 20th 2014, EcoTech Visions opens its doors to the public. The new business incubator and accelerator is designed to assist entrepreneurs in creating, planning, and launching innovative and “green” manufacturing businesses in South Florida.

In collaboration with Give Miami Day, EcoTech Visions is hosting its first benefit for green advocates, the public, city officials, and philanthropist alike. This event features live music by Inner City Youth and Preforming Arts (ICYPA), high school violinists, light fare, auctions, and showcases EcoTech Visions’ facilities.

EcoTech’s mission is to address systemic poverty and climate change through manufacturing and environmentally-conscious ideas.

Voices of The Island: A Caribbean Fantasy 11/7/14 – 11/22/14

Voices of The Island: A Caribbean Fantasy
Friday, 11/07/2014 – 11/22/2014 08:00 am –
SandboxHomepage4Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: $20

Voices of The Island: A Caribbean Fantasy
by Lab 9

Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of shamanic magic in this Caribbean fantasy. Find yourself in the midst of a culture clash as an atheist government undermines an island society’s ancient mystical beliefs. Influence the outcome as your choices five the story through audience participation.

Nov. 7 – 22, 2014
Tickets $20
www.mtcmiami.org

Hedda Gabler 10/23/14 – 11/16/14

Hedda Gabler
Thursday, 10/23/2014 – 11/16/2014 08:00 pm –
HOME-SLIDERHeddaHomepage4Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: $35

Hedda Gabler
by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Stephanie Ansin & Fernando Calzadilla

Directed by Stephanie Ansin

Passion. Deception. Betrayal. Experience one of the most captivating and tortured heroines in history. Don’t miss this new adaptation of the world-famous drama about a reluctant housewife rebelling the prison of stability.

Oct. 23 – Nov. 16, 2014
Tickets $35

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
Webpage Link
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
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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
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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.

[email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

17th Miami Jewish Film Festival 1/23/14 – 2/3/14

17th Miami Jewish Film Festival
Thursday, 01/23/2014 – 02/03/2014 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
HUNTING-ELEPHANTS-LRO Cinema Miami Shores
9806 NE 2 Avenue,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $9 – $40

Expect the unexpected with over thirty internationally acclaimed dramas, documentaries and shorts that feature such stars as Isabella Rossellini and Patrick Stewart. Thirty films are World, North American and Florida premieres, and highlights include the hilarious opening night documentary When Comedy Went to School, with rare interviews by Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, and Jerry Seinfeld; a 30th anniversary tribute to Woody Allen’s classic Broadway Danny Rose; and Bethlehem, Israel’s Academy Award entry, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Special live musical and dance performances compliment select screenings, along with guest filmmakers, critics and arts editors who lead discussions following the films. Screenings are held throughout Miami-Dade during the Festival’s 10 days.

A Musical Gift –Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Cuban Maestro Ernesto Lecuona 11/23/13

A Musical Gift –Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Cuban Maestro Ernesto Lecuona
Sunday, 11/23/2013 – 11/23/2013 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
BarryLecuonaFlyer2Shepard and Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center at Barry University Main Campus
11300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami Shores, Florida 33161
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The Barry University Department of Fine Arts and Institute for Hispanic/Latino Theology and Ministry pay tribute to famed Cuban Composer Ernesto Lecuona with performances by Barry’s Brazilian Percussion Ensemble, Repertoire Dance Ensemble, and classical vocalists. The evening will also include a performance of selections from Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass. The concert is directed by Dr. Giselle Elgarresta Rios and features Guest Conductor Maestro Alfredo Munar and surprise guests. Admission is free and open to the public.

Free Shakespeare at Barry University 10/23/13-10/27/13

Free Shakespeare at Barry University Directed By City Theatre Artistic Director John Manzelli And Summer Shorts Director Antonio Amadeo
romeoOctober 23-27, 2013
Shepard and Ruth K. Broad Center for the Performing Arts
11300 NE2nd Ave
Miami Shores, FL
PRICE: Admission is free and open to the public
For information call: 305-899-3420 Or e-mail: [email protected]

Two of South Florida’s most critically acclaimed professional artists, City Theatre’s John Manzelli & The Naked Stage’s Antonio Amadeo Direct!

October, 23 Wednesday 7pm
October, 24 Thursday 7pm * (Post Show Discussion)
October, 25 Friday 7pm
October, 26 Saturday 7pm
October, 27 Sunday 2pm
A Post Show Discussion on the relevant philosophical and artistic issues surrounding the production will be held immediately following the October 24th performance. The discussion will be lead by Dr. Ruth Tallman- Assistant Professor of Philosophy and John Manzelli- Assistant Professor of Theatre. Reservations and tickets are not required.

The Women’s Fund Presents Screening and Panel Discussion of Playground the Child Sex Trade in America 10/23/13

The Women’s Fund Presents Screening & Panel Discussion of Playground the Child Sex Trade in America
Wednesday, 10/23/2013 – 06:00 pm –
playground-front-postcard-copy1O Cinema Miami Shores
9806 NE 2nd Ave.,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: $5.00

The Women’s Fund of Miami Dade is proud to present a screening of Playground: the child sex trade in America, a powerful film about the sexual trafficking of underage girls. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring some of Miami-Dade’s leading voices to stop the sexual exploitation of our children in the community.

Moderated by The Miami Herald’s Editorial Page Editor, Miriam Marquez, the panel will include Nancy Ratzan Chair of Awareness Campaign of the State’s Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Policy Institute, Trudy Novicki with Kristi House, Jane Anderson, Assistant State Attorney, and Tomas Tundidor a Miami Dade Organized Crime Detective. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Bellagio’s Gallery Exotic Art Show 7/27/13

Bellagio’s Gallery Exotic Art Show
Saturday, 07/27/2013 – 07/28/2013 03:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Coral Mansion
912 NE 81 St. ,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: $8.00

Bellagio’s Gallery Exotic Art Show
July 27th – 28th, 2013: 3:00PM to 9:00PM

Coral Mansion
912 NE 81 St.
Miami, FL 33138

Admission: $8
Artist Registration: $35
Business Sponsorship: $300

On July 27th, and 28th, the Coral Mansion will launch the official launch party for Bellagio’s Gallery Exotic Art Show. It is the premier event for artists to showcase their work in a 1920’s style Italian Mansion. This month, Bellagio’s Gallery program will include music, and feature local creative artwork of over 30 artists of mediums from contemporary to modern. The art will be installed contextually through the 20,000 square feet of the Coral Mansion. Additional involvement from venders, surrounding businesses and community organizations are welcome. Estimated attendance throughout the day is 300+. All ages are welcome. All art work will be on sale at Bellagio’s Gallery Exotic Art Show.

The Coral Mansion was built in 1926 by the Italian Government as an embassy and as a residence for the Italian Ambassador. The Coral Mansion is over 20,000 square feet located behind a privacy wall. It was built with coral stones and is a historical property.

The Exotic Art Show that will take place at the Coral Mansion and will give local artisans a chance to share their creative wares within their own community. From food to handmade crafts and artwork, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy.

Sponsors will receive an opportunity to display their Products or Services at Bellagio’s Gallery.

Sponsorship must be reserved in advance.
To become a Sponsor at The Bellagio’s Gallery call:(305) 896-8746

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Cigars and Rum at Precision Barberclub 5/8/13

barber“Cigars and Rum” at Precision Barberclub
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30pm until 8:30pm
Precision Barberclub
9703 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL

RSVP: [email protected]

Join us for an evening for Cigars, Rum and Networking in Miami Shores!

We’ll have special media guests, Jason Martinez and Sebastian Rusk in the house!

Pie Solo – One-Man Show at Miami Theater Center 3/22/13

Pie Solo – One-Man Show at Miami Theater Center
Sunday, 03/22/2013, 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
63918_10151331664581440_220912487_nSandBox at Miami Theater Center
9816 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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MIAMI SHORES, February 18, 2013 — Miami Theater Center is delighted to announce the upcoming performances of Miami native Pioneer Winter’s world-premiere reinterpretation of the “one-man show,” Pie Solo. Performances, which are part of Miami Theater Center’s SandBox Series, take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, March 15 through March 30 at MTC’s SandBox space, located at 9816 NE 2nd Avenue. Tickets are $20 and group rates are available. To purchase, call 305-751-9550 or visit www.mtcmiami.org.

Pioneer Winter calls his multimedia work Pie Solo a “quarter-life” interpretation of the classic one-man show, to which he added an updated, personal touch to engage a contemporary mature audience. “While in traditional one-man shows, the performer regales the audience with humorous anecdotes, snappy dance routines, and music, my take is slightly darker and sexual, although there are funny moments,” said Winter. “In Pie Solo, I combine anecdotes, tap and contemporary dance, and music to illustrate the story of a young performer who straddles the line between exhaustion and exhilaration.”

The work stretches definitions and perceptions, reexamining faith in religion and culture from the vantage points of sexuality, age and queerness. It draws the audience into an intimate and interactive dialogue blending humor, isolation and anecdote. A fantasy-like film sequence anchors the work, allowing Winter to explore the interplay of reality and fantasy through simultaneous projected media and live performance. “The way I use projections in the work allows me to play with the sense of reality and fantasy, that idea of multiplicity,” said Winter. Other elements of the performance include tap dancing and stripping. The performance contains adult language and nudity.

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Pie Solo runs March 15, 2013 through March 30, 2013 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. All performances are at Miami Theater Center’s SandBox, located at 9816 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138. Tickets are $20 and group rates are available. Call 305-751-9550 or visit www.mtcmiami.org to purchase tickets. Please be advised: this performance contains nudity and adult language.

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About Miami Theater Center

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, Miami Theater Center (MTC) produces classical and contemporary works that entertain and educate audiences and artists of all ages and abilities. MTC programs include MTCperformance, innovative theater, dance, and music; MTCplayground, which offers camps and workshops for children at our venue and beyond; MTCtraining, learning opportunities for performers, theater technicians, arts administrators, and members of the public who want to explore and develop their creativity through movement, theater, improvisation, and more; and MTCfilm, independent, foreign, family, and art films presented in partnership with O Cinema. For more information, call 305-751-9550 or visit mtcmiami.org.

The SandBox Series, a program of MTCperformance, nurtures innovative contemporary artists by extending to them MTC’s commitment to quality, rigor, and high production values. MTC provides SandBox Series artists with a stipend, the opportunity to rehearse and present their work – an investment equivalent to 100 hours – in MTC’s SandBox, a 70-person black box performance space. In-depth individual professional support is also provided.
Pioneer Winter, a Miami native, is a conceptual choreographer and filmmaker. As a young queer artist, he uses social and cultural narratives – his Miami-made underpinnings – to anchor his work. As an artist and person, he is strongly influenced and uniquely shaped by his growing up in Miami. An alumnus of Florida International University Honors College, he holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dance studies include Edwin and Gaile Holland, Miami City Ballet, Michael Langlois, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA). He has created work for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, TEDxMIA at New World Symphony, Miami-Dade College, Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza, Little Haiti Cultural Center, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami Art Museum, Miami Beach Convention Center, San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, WPBT2’s Art Loft, Knight Arts Random Acts of Culture, Bass Museum of Art, Art Wynwood, Deering Estate at Cutler, American College Dance Festival, Art Live Fair, O Cinema, Florida Dance Festival, and Film Gate, among others. Winter has worked with Jubilee Dance Theatre, Dance Now! Miami, Next Step Dance, Brazz Dance Theater, Ballet Etoile, Aire Dance Company, and has performed on tour in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, and Mexico City, Mexico. Winter is the only choreographer to be accepted into the Cannonball Miami/LegalArt 2012-2013 residency program for Miami-based artists, and he recently completed a residency with Miami Dade College – Kendall. Currently, Winter also directs Project LEAP, a free six-month dance and creative communication program for teens that focuses on teaching how to use the arts for activism and social change.

Love Yourself First Valentines Cooking and Cocktail Class 2/14/13

Love Yourself First Valentines Cooking & Cocktail Class
Thursday, 02/14/2013, 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DSC_0466-Version-2The Village Stand
216 NE 98th St.,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Second Annual “Love Yourself First” Cooking & Cocktail Class

Nifty Gourmet Shop THE VILLAGE STAND pairs up with Sassy LA DIVA CUCINA for a Divine Evening of Self Gratification (we might even make some food)

LOVE YOURSELF FIRST is an interactive cooking and cocktail class open to singles and couples and will be a night of sensual and succulent seafood and sparkling (wine of course!) We’ll prepare and eat three appetizers and cocktails to make sure every attendee is completely satisfied.  The night will end with decadent truffles from award winning Sucre Chocolates.

Some of the tantalizing tastes on the table:

-Oysters a La Carl: Freshly shucked oysters with a creamy custard, garlic, prosciutto and other toppings grilled to a bubbly bite!
-Champagne mojitos
-Seared diver scallops topped with a rich, macadamia lemon pesto and nestled on a bed of tomato garlic coulis
-Pomegranate mint martini
-Prosciutto wrapped prawns sauteed with a sambuca orange rosemary sauce, divinely decadent
and more…..

Valentine’s Day Cooking Class With A Celebrity Chef! 2/14/13

Valentine’s Day Cooking Class With A Celebrity Chef!
Thursday, 02/14/2013, 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
SCALLOPSThe Village Stand
216 NE 98 Street,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Valentine’s Day Cooking Class With Local Celebrity Chef Laura LaFata!

We are so happy to have Laura LaFata, La Diva Cucina come and teach an incredible class this Valentines Day! Plenty of drinks and tantalizing seafood! It’s open to couples and singles to come and learn some techniques that will make your life easier in the kitchen with a menu that will satisfy your senses. You will enjoy this interactive cooking class, we are pulling out all the stops! Check out our menu below:

-Mediterranean bean dip with rosemary and lemon with heart shaped crostini
-Oysters a La Carl: Freshly shucked oysters with a creamy custard, garlic, prosciutto and other toppings grilled to a bubbly bite!
-Champagne mojitos
-Seared diver scallops topped with a rich, macadamia lemon pesto and nestled on a bed of tomato garlic coulis
-Pomegranate mint martini
-Prosciutto wrapped prawns sauteed with a sambuca orange rosemary sauce, divinely decadent
-Artisinal chocolates

While a few things may change, portion sizes will always be generous. BOOK TODAY!

WHEN: Thursday, February 14th 2013
WHERE: The Village Stand 216 NE 98th Street, Miami Shores FL 33138
RESERVE 305-297-8121
TIME: 7:30 PM

MTC The Sandbox Series: Imaginarium 12/6/12-12/22/12

MTC The Sandbox Series: Imaginarium
IMAGINARIUM_Life_004Thursday Dec. 6, 2012, Fridays and Saturdays from Dec. 7, 2012 through Dec. 22, 2012. 8 P.M.
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL, 33166

In addition to the major works on our Main Stage, MTCperformance features a series of contemporary new works in our 50-seat black box space, "The Sandbox."

The 2012-2013 Season starts with Imaginarium by Alexey Taran and Carla Forte – BISTOURY Physical Theater.

Imaginarium is a dance-theater piece narrating the story of Ruben, a visual artist who has decided to abandon his tormented life by takin refuge within his own imagination. Ruben creates a world for himself that is parallel to reality, removed from all material and emotional attachments.

Amahl and the Night Visitors Christmas 12/22/12

Amahl and the Night Visitors
Sunday, 12/22/2012, 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Amahl-webcropMiami Shores Presbyterian Church
602 NE 96 Street,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
Webpage Link

Orchestra Miami presents the timeless holiday classic “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

Orchestra Miami invites you to get into the holiday spirit, as we present three performances of the timeless holiday classic Amahl and the Night Visitors (Amahl y los reyes magos) by Gian Carlo Menotti. This beautiful opera combines gorgeous vocal lines and lush symphonic accompaniment with a simple, touching story which reminds us about the true meaning of Christmas. The story focuses on a young crippled boy, Amahl, and his mother, who welcome some very unexpected visitors into their home- the Three Kings- who are on their way to bring gifts to the Child. Perfect for the whole family, the performance lasts approximately one hour.

The production stars 13 year old Alexander Segarra as Amahl, Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste and Marinel Cruz as the Mother, Justin John Moniz, Kunya Rowley and Miguel Llerena as Kaspar, Graham Fandrei and Nelson Martinez as Melchior, Kevin Short and Gibson Dorcé as Balthazar and Ardean Landhuis as the Page. The performances will be on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM at the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, located at 609 NE 96 Street, Miami Shores, FL 33138, conducted by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, directed by Michael Yawney, choreographed by Octavio Campos and costume design by Angela Esposito.

Tickets for the Dec. 22nd performance are priced from $20-$30, with half-priced tickets available for children under the age of 18, available through Brown Paper Tickets or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Performances are made possible by a grant from the City of Coral Gables and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. For more information and about these performances and about Orchestra Miami, please call (305) 274-2103 or visit www.orchestramiami.org.

Free Thanksgiving-themed Concerts for Kids 11/16/12

Free Thanksgiving-themed Concerts for Kids
Friday, 11/16/2012, 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
turkey-web1Miami Shores Presbyterian Church
602 NE 96 Street,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
Webpage Link

Orchestra Miami is pleased to continue its series of Free Family Concerts designed to introduce young children to classical music. Tough Turkey in the Big City: A Thanksgiving Odyssey, by Bruce Adolphe and Louise Gikow, will be a treat for the whole family! Perfect for the attention spans of our young audience, this fun and engaging program will last approximately 45 minutes.

What happens when a turkey from the sticks meets a Park Avenue pigeon? With the feel of an old-time radio story, Tough Turkey in the Big City follows the comic blunders of Tom Turkey, who leaves the farm to try his luck in the big city. The story, related to the audience by a narrator, illustrates a close call with a menacing chef, a tussle at the “Turkey Club”, a brief romance with a pigeon, and a happy mix up at the Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s a big-hearted story of a plucky bird on an unexpected journey. Tom is portrayed by the bass trombone and his barnyard friends by the violin and clarinet. The music of the farm is a swinging barnyard counterpoint, while the music of the city recalls the smoky jazz of film noire. There’s also some fun march music at the parade, and hot Latin rhythms at the Turkey Club.

• Friday, November 16- 7:00 PM at the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, 602 NE 96 Street, Miami Shores, FL 33138
• Saturday, November 17- 1:30 PM at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183 Street, Miami, FL 33056

Performances are sponsored in part by the Miami-Dade Public Library System. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, children are asked to bring canned goods, to be donated to local food banks.

Celebrating its Sixth Anniversary, Orchestra Miami’s mission is to bring world-class quality symphonic music to all South Floridians. For more information, please go to our website at www.OrchestraMiami.org or call (305) 274-2103.

Dorsch Gallery Presents One Night Only Pop-Up Exhibition In Miami Theater Center Rehearsal Studio 10/13/12

Dorsch Gallery Presents A One Night Only Pop-Up Exhibition
blastOctober 13, 2012 , 4-8pm
Miami Theater Center’s Rehearsal Studio
9816 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL, 33138 (adjacent to the Theater)

The pop-up exhibition will feature small works on paper, paintings, photographs, and digital prints by Dorsch Gallery artists:

Rene Barge
Jenny Brillhart
Amanda Burnham
Felecia Chizuko Carlisle
Elisabeth Condon
Brandon Opalka
John Sanchez
Robert Thiele
Mette Tommerup
Kyle Trowbridge

Home Sweet Funeral Home 9/5-23/12

Home Sweet Funeral Home
September 6th – 23rd, 2012, Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 8 pm, and Sunday @ 2 pm
Pelican Theatre at Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL
www.thealliancetheatrelab.com

Ticket Prices:
General Admission – $25.00
Senior Admission – $15.00
Student Admission – $10.00

A Preview Performance will be on Wednesday, September 5th, @ 8pm.
General Admission for this show Only is $10.00, and Student Admission is $5.00.

The Alliance Theatre Lab is proud to be presenting Home Sweet Funeral Home, a collection of original ten-minute plays, pulling from over a dozen South Florida talents. Playwrights are Andie Arthur, Mark Della Ventura, Christopher Demos-Brown, Tony Finstrom, Alexandria Iona, Marjorie O’Neill-Butler, Mariah Reed and David Michael Sirois.

“The inspiration for this project came from A. R. Gurney’s ‘The Dining Room’ mixed with a little 48-Hour Film Festival. Eight ten-minute plays all sharing the same set, which is a funeral home. On top of that, each playwright was given a line of dialogue and prop, both of which must be incorporated into the play,” says Della Ventura.

Directed by Mark Della Ventura and David Michael Sirois; starring Anne Chamberlain, Mark Della Ventura, Rayner Garranchan, Alexandria Iona, David Sirois, Natasha Waisfeld, Breeza Zeller; and Barry University students, Jovon Jacobs and Stephanie Meskauskas.

True West at The SandBox 6/16/12

True West
6/16/12, 7:30 PM
The SandBox
9816 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138
www.theplaygroundtheatre.com/truewest-2

Deco Drive’s Louis Aguirre and SocialMiami’s Aaron Glickman will star in a benefit reading of Sam Shepard’s True West, directed by Stephanie Ansin. Presented by Miami Theater Center, formerly known as The PlayGround Theatre, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a tale of two estranged brothers who reconnect after five years. Aguirre and Glickman will perform key roles, Austin and Lee respectively. The production will also feature Howard Elfman in the role of film producer Saul Kimmer and Linda Bernhard as the brothers’ mother. True West examines the relationship between the estranged brothers, Hollywood screenwriter Austin and drifter and thief Lee, who unexpectedly reconnect in their mother’s home while she is away on vacation. It results in a battle of morals and wit, fueled by sibling rivalry. Tickets are $50 and benefit Miami Theater Center, the new home of The PlayGround Theatre. Reservations are suggested as seating is limited.

Reservations:
305-751-9550 x234

Rotary Club of Miami Shores Fly Old Glory Custom-Made American Flag Fundraiser 3/22/12

Rotary Club of Miami Shores Announces its Fly Old Glory Custom-Made American Flag Fundraiser
03/22/2012, 9 am
The Rotary Club of Miami Shores
9165 Park Drive
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
www.miamishoresrotary.org

The Rotary Club of Miami Shores announces its “Fly Old Glory” patriotic campaign of custom-made American flags for Miami Shores residences. The Rotary Club of Miami Shores will place American flags in the front yards of homes in the Miami Shores area during four federal holidays: Memorial Day (May 28, 2012), Independence Day (July 4, 2012), Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11, 2012) and President’s Day (Feb. 18, 2013) for a donation of $50. All proceeds of this fundraising campaign will return to the community to fund local service projects undertaken or supported by the Rotary Club of Miami Shores.

“Show your patriotic support to our nation and we will place a custom made flag on your front lawn for four great American holidays,” said W. “AL” Davis, President of the Miami Shores Rotary Club. “Based on the success of this philanthropic campaign the Miami Shores Rotary Club might extend this to other Miami-Dade County areas.”

Contributions are tax deductible for Miami Shores and Biscayne Park residents. To subscribe or learn more about the Rotary Club of Miami Shores visit miamishoresrotary.org or call 954-328-6740.

Antonio Ugarte Organic Waters at Miami Shores Library 1/13/12

Antonio Ugarte Organic Waters @ Miami Shores Library
January 13, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Brockway Memorial Library Gallery
10021 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138-2303
305 758 8107

Miami Shores Library cordially invites you to the Opening Reception of Antonio Ugarte. Organic Waters

Antonio Ugarte. Organic Waters
January 13 – March 18
Organic Waters, a new exhibit of oil paintings by established Venezuelan born – American artist, Antonio Ugarte , explores the metaphoric significance and aesthetic depths of water, life’s essential liquid. Whether contained in pools, flowing free, unleashed in waterfalls and waves, or “dancing” in fountains, Ugarte’s artistic eye captures the paradox of water as both familiar and mysterious; ordinary yet illusionary. Ugarte paints water and flowers as a reflection of the spirit, a form of meditation. He sees water as “a primordial element” in life and the physical environment; a source of both energy and serenity. He uses water as a resource to explore the “aesthetic treatment on the surface of the canvas” and, at the same time, the “connotations mysteriously left behind the surface to be discovered by the observer.”

Flowers bring to the forefront of our minds to remain humble in our endeavors and to always hold the belief that beauty is only skin deep and that it is what is inside that truly matters. Water’s shape and color are critical elements in Ugarte’s work. According to the artist, “water is always working to become round”, symbolic of the “whole of the universe” and the life-force of the Chi. Ugarte lives and works in his studio in Coral Gables. Ugarte’s work hangs in the Museum of Contemporary Art in his native Valencia and in the museum of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. among others.

If you need more information about his work please call 305 323 7155 or visit his web site: www.antoniougarte.com.

Image: Antonio Ugarte, Sprinkle in Paris, 1995 – 2011, O/C, 32 x 25 in.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 2/1/12 – 3/11/12

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Feb. 1 – March 11, 2012, Saturday, 7:00pm; Sunday, 2:00pm
The PlayGround Theatre
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138
theplaygroundtheatre.com

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Saturday, Feb 4 7:00p
at Playground Theatre, Miami Shores, FL
Price: $20.00
Phone: (305) 751-9550
Age Suitability: All Ages

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
February 1 – March 11, 2012

In this adaptation, directed by Stephanie Ansin and designed by Fernando Calzadilla, time, space and cultures collide as Alice tackles the challenges of her ever-changing dream world, with video projections enhancing every step of the way. Contemporary costumes, sounds, and objects infuse this classic tale with modern metropolitan Miami life.

Recommended for the whole family.

Crossing Thresholds Creating Original Work Led by Teo Castellanos 12/4-6/11

Crossing Thresholds: Creating Original Work. Led by Teo Castellanos
December 4, 5 & 6, 6:00 pm
The PlayGround Theatre
9806 NE 2nd Ave
Miami Shores, FL 33138
www.theplaygroundtheatre.com

This three-day workshop led by acclaimed actor/writer/director Teo Castellanos offers participants an opportunity to develop original material material or works-in-progress through movement. Work with universal rhythms, imagination, atmosphere and archetypes will spark creativity and shape to developmental process.
Participants will work barefoot or with dance shoes and will need to wear movement clothes.
Teo Castellanos is the artistic director of Teo Castellanos D-Projects , a dance/theater company influenced by ritual and hip-hop.

Cost $65 per person
Ages 16 and up

The Red Thread 11/9/11 – 12/18/11

The Red Thread
November 9, 2011 – December 18, 2011, 10:00 am, 8:00 pm, 2:00 pm
The PlayGround Theatre
9806 NE 2nd Ave
Miami Shores, FL
33138
www.theplaygroundtheatre.com

Ancient Chinese folktales inspired this mystical adventure. Witness a young woman’s heroic efforts to rescue her father’s surprisingly miraculous masterpiece. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Holistic Business Networking Event 9/26/11

Holistic Business Networking Event
9/26/11, 6:30-8:30pm
Sage Lifestyles in Miami Shores
211 NE 98th Street
Miami Shores, Florida
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Are you a alternative health practitioner? Bring your business cards and event flyers! And join us for our holistic business networking event.

Ivonne Ledesma, yoga teacher and owner of Sage Lifestyles, will begin the evening with a free healing Chakra Yoga class, beginning at 6:30pm.

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, though donation heart offerings will be accepted. Come for the whole evening or only part!

Questions: [email protected], 305-496-9071

Sage Lifestyles Grand Opening 4/8/11

Sage Lifestyles, a new boutique, will host its grand opening party
Friday, April 8, 7 to 10 p.m.
211 NE 98 St.,
Miami Shores.

The bash will feature artwork by Drago Milic and angel readings by Cory Silvestri .
Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails by SX Liquors, bites by Ocean Prime and live music by Miami’s DJ Induce.

Safe Lifestyles will donate 10 percent of the party’s proceeds to Hurricane Pets Rescue.
Sage Lifestyles is your one-stop shop for holistic and spiritual wellness.

The boutique is the creation of yoga instructor, certified angel therapy and Reiki practitioner Ivonne Ledesma, who wanted to offer consumers products that incorporate a connection with nature, spirituality, wellness and creativity. A majority of the inventory comes from local designers and artists including prints by Valentina Ramos, artwork by Drago Milic, BodyUP yoga clothing, Cedar Cove soaps and Soy Candela candles. There are also gifts and accessories by Natural Life and Curly Girl Design. Donation-based angel readings are done on premises by Ledesma, who received her certification from Doreen Virtue.

Sage not only carries crystals and incense, but spiritual-themed fairy and angel cards. A trendy and chic space, gift-givers will love the humorous themed books, air plants, and inspired home accessories.

About DJ Induce
Just as the things we want the most are the hardest to attain, DJ Induce, while gaining an increasing amount of exposure over the last few years, has been and will remain a rarity in his field – one which, at least in Miami, he could have arguably created. Yet, he is far from unknown. Reared on early to mid-ninety’s Hip Hop, Induce would study and recreate the clean, simple, yet classic scratches first created by the masters in order to create the unique style of DJing he calls his own.

Gliding through the genres without feeling out of place, Induce has become the go-to DJ in Miami for those seeking that next sound. Whether he is needed to create an atmosphere for The Miami Art Museum’s open house, poolside at the world-renowned Fontainebleau Hotel, making indie hipsters pump their fists until 5am at Miami’s 9 year indie staple, Poplife, or keeping the sweat drenched grown folks feeling sexy with his classic disco sets, it is no wonder why he was voted by the Miami New Times as best club DJ of 2008.

Induce also continually releases DJ mixes; many available for download on the Hometeam Podcast in the iTunes store, including an exquisite mix recorded live at LA’s legendary Do-Over party. Under the name, Midnight Moroders, he has also teamed with fellow Miami DJ’s, including Danny Daze (of DiscoTech) to produce a masterful mix of Italo-Disco, ranging from the rare to the classic Italo favorites.

World Premiere weekend at The PlayGround Theatre 4/16-17/11

The PlayGround Theatre Celebrates Newest Original Production, The Red Thread with World Premiere Weekend
Saturday, April 16th at 7 pm
Sunday, April 17th from 12 pm to 6 pm
The PlayGround Theatre
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138

The PlayGround Theatre celebrates its newest world premiere original production, The Red Thread, with a full weekend of events, starting with the grand opening performance on Saturday, April 16th at 7 pm. Inspired by ancient Chinese folktales, The Red Thread tells the story of a young woman’s heroic efforts to rescue her father’s surprisingly miraculous masterpiece. Funded in part by a $100,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, The Red Thread is an original work written by Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin and Artist-in-Residence Fernando Calzadilla.

New to The PlayGround Theatre’s ensemble cast are New York actors Christian T. Chan, Christina Jun, and Kate Shine. They join accomplished local actors Melissa Almaguer, Troy Davidson, Stephen Elliot Kaiser, Marjorie O’Neill-Butler, and Jesús Quintero for The Red Thread.
On Sunday, April 17th from 12 pm to 6 pm, everyone is invited to join The PlayGround Theatre’s celebration of this newest production by attending Chinatown Miami in Miami Shores.

Chinatown Miami is a Chinese street festival that will fill Miami Shores with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the diverse cultures of China. Six blocks of downtown Miami Shores, NE 2nd Avenue from 94th to 100th streets, will be closed off for Chinatown Miami. The Chinese street festival is free and open to the public, and includes a green market, food, arts and crafts vendors, musicians, and shows for children that include magicians and dragons. The 2pm performance of The Red Thread will be followed by a traditional Chinese dragon parade featuring actors from the production, in addition to a post-performance VIP Chinese dining experience next to the theatre (tickets will be required).

The Red Thread runs April 13th through May 27th and is recommended for ages 8+. For the first time at The PlayGround Theatre, Saturday performances will be at 8pm; Sunday performances are at 2pm, weekday performances at 10am. Tickets are $20; group rates are available. For a full schedule, information on The PlayGround Theatre or to purchase tickets, call 305-751-9550 or visit www.theplaygroundtheatre.com. Click here to see American Theatre magazine’s March (2011) cover story on Stephanie Ansin and The PlayGround Theatre.

Founded in 2004, the not-for-profit company has produced ten plays that delight, provoke, and inspire audiences of all ages and abilities. Productions reflect the international flavor of the South Florida community and expose audiences to a wide range of international literature, art, and culture. Since its inception, The PlayGround Theatre has hosted over 100,000 children at its productions.

The Ring Cycle Multimedia Lecture 3/27/11

The Ring Cycle Multimedia Lecture
Mar. 27 – 11am – 3pm
Miami Shores Country Club
1000 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores, FL 33138

A must for opera aficionados, The Guild of Florida Grand Opera presents part II of a Sunday brunch multimedia presentation on Wagner’s Ring Cycle, a series comprised of four epic operas based on Norse sagas and myth. Part II focuses on the last two works in the cycle, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. The presentation is delivered by Phyllis Mossberg, who’s late husband concepted the lecture, and Justin Moss, Director of Communications for Florida Grand Opera. Tickets are $65 for Guild members and $75 for non-members, including the cost of brunch.

Screenwriting 101: The Basics Saturdays, March 26-April 9

Screenwriting 101: The Basics
Want to learn the art and craft of screenplay writing or improve on your knowledge? This class is for you!

Date: Saturdays, March 26-April 9. In-between class assignments and feedback.
Time: 11 am -2:45 pm
Fees: $325.00 plus $25.00 materials fee
Location: Miami Shores
CLASS LIMIT: 6 writers – 2 SLOTS LEFT

To Register: 310-712-1293 or [email protected]
Website: www.MiamiFilmWorkshops.com

“I had attended many screenwriting workshops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and even London so when a workshop was finally offered in my home town of Miami I thought ‘I can’t take another class! What could I get out of it that I haven’t gotten from all the rest?’ I was wrong. Harriette Yahr’s expertise and great skill as a teacher presented crucial material the other courses somehow overlooked and the intimate size of this class allows for one on one guidance on writing assignments.” Lissette Decos

“Harriette is a fount of knowledge about the film industry. She connects well with the students and maintains a relationship afterwards. Great classes!” Bill Butland

The Love Of Three Oranges at The Playground Theatre 1/12-2/6/11

Count Carlo Gozzi’s Italian Comedy The Love Of Three Oranges
January 12 – February 6, 2011
The Playground Theatre
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL
www.theplaygroundtheatre.com

Count Carlo Gozzi’s beloved comedy for children, The Love of Three Oranges returns to the stage to delight audiences of all ages, January 12 – February 6, 2011 at The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores. Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin will again direct her adaptation of The Love of Three Oranges, continuing The PlayGround Theatre’s mission to bring the magic and joy of live theater to children of all ages.

The PlayGround Theatre has created a family-friendly adaptation of The Love of Three Oranges, the 18th century Italian comedy that inspired Prokofiev’s opera.

Prince Tartaglia has been sick for ten years. He has tried every treatment imaginable, but nothing makes him feel better. Finally, a pair of strange doctors reveals a possible cure: laughter. The king hires a famous comedian to perform at the palace, but as soon as the prince laughs, an evil witch curses him, making him wander the world feverishly searching for three mysterious oranges. A good wizard helps Tartaglia overcome several obstacles on his way to finding the oranges, and the prince returns home with much more than fruit.

The Love of Three Oranges begins at The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores on Wednesday, January 12th at 10am. Weekday performances (Tuesday-Friday) are usually at 10am, with weekend performances at 2pm. There will be a special evening performance on Saturday, January 29th at 7pm. Please see our website, www.theplaygroundtheatre.com for full show listings. Dates and times are subject to change.

*Theatre Inclusion Program (TIP) Performances, scheduled for January 20th and 30th, bring the magic of live theatre to children and adults with disabilities. During these public performances, sign-interpretation, open-captioning, and audio descriptions are provided. The PlayGround Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are $20 each, $10 each for groups of 20 or more. Discounted tickets are available for schools and community groups. Family packs (three tickets) are available for $45.

Tickets available at The PlayGround Theatre website, www.theplaygroundtheatre.com; Ticketmaster; by phone 305-751-9550 or fax 305-751-9556.

The PlayGround Theatre is proud to create high-quality, innovative, theatre for South Florida’s children and their families. Founded in 2004, the company has produced nine plays that delight, provoke, and inspire audiences of all ages and abilities. Its shows reflect the international flavor of the community and expose audiences to the literature, art, and culture of England, Italy, China, and beyond. The Theatre Inclusion Program ensures that performances are accessible to all children and adults, and workshops, classes, and camps provide a variety of theatre education opportunities in parks, schools, and hospitals as well as at its own venue. The PlayGround Theatre invites you to experience the magic of live theatre.