Performance and Conversation with Artist Cecilia Vicuna at MOCA North Miami 12/7/19

Performance and Conversation with Artist Cecilia Vicuna at MOCA North Miami
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St.,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: General admission is $10; it is free for MOCA members, North Miami residents and select art fair VIP cardholders.*

10:00 a.m.: Performance by Cecilia Vicuna in Main Gallery
Participatory improvisational performance by the artist, the creation of a living quipu. Inspired by the ancient Andean tradition of “talking knots,” the living quipu will celebrate tactile knowledge and interconnections across the cosmos. This performance is a dynamic form of storytelling in which unspun wool and language weave a vibrant matrix of connections and possibility.
10:45 a.m.: Conversation with the Artist
Cecilia Vicuna and exhibition co-curators Andrea Andersson, The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the CAC and Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor, University of California, Berkeley will unpack ideas and contexts informing the artist’s process through a conversation in MOCA’s Pavilion Gallery.

Jazz at MOCA to Feature Pianist Kiki Sanchez on Nov. 29 11/29/19

Jazz at MOCA to Feature Pianist Kiki Sanchez on Nov. 29
Friday, 11/29/2019 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting Afro-Peruvian producer, composer, arranger, educator and pianist Kiki Sanchez as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series on Friday, Nov. 29. Sanchez is among the new generation of young Afro-Peruvian Jazz musicians that are emerging on the national Jazz scene.

Sanchez blends smooth Latin Jazz with a perfect balance of tropical Afro-Peruvian rhythm and jazz harmonies for a high energy performance. Born in Lima, Peru, Sanchez began playing piano at age 11 and later moved to Miami, FL, where he continued studying piano and cultivating a deep love for American Jazz music. Sanchez holds a master’s degree in Classical Composition from Florida Atlantic University.

Sanchez has had the opportunity to play with Jazz legends such as Jim Gasior, Cachao, Mike Gerber, Arturo Sandoval and more. Sanchez has collaborated on GRAMMY-nominated albums including Best Instrumental Album, “Blown Away” with Frankie Marcos and Arturo Sandoval and Best Traditional Tropical Album, “La Onda Latina” with Frankie Marcos and Clouds. He also worked closely with well-known, GRAMMY award-winning producer, Glen Kolotin on numerous projects.

Sanchez has released two Latin Jazz albums, “Dreams” in 2007 and “Two Worlds” in 2011 featuring GRAMMY award-winner Susana Baca. As an educator, he has released an instructional DVD titled the “The Real Latin Piano and Intro to Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, Vol.1.” 

The public is invited to enjoy the vibrant sounds of Kiki Sanchez, rain or shine. To kick off Miami Art Week, guests may also walk through MOCA’s two exhibitions, Cecilia Vicuña’s “About to Happen” and Alice Rahon’s “Poetic Invocations.” Cecilia Vicuña’s “About to Happen” traces the Chilean artist’s career-long commitment to exploring discarded and displaced materials, peoples and landscapes in a time of global climate change. French-Mexican surrealist painter Alice Rahon’s “Poetic Invocations” aims to contribute to the scholarship and recognition of under-explored women artists, and to the intercultural influences on European artists in exile in the Americas, whose work was often deeply marked by indigenous and archaic cultures. Both exhibitions are on view from Nov. 26 through March 29, 2020.

MOCA Presents Cecilia Vicuña and Alice Rahon Exhibition Receptions 12/5/19

MOCA Presents Cecilia Vicuña and Alice Rahon Exhibition Receptions
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: General admission is $20; it is free for MOCA members, North Miami residents and select art fair VIP cardholders

During Miami Art Week 2019, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting a special exhibition reception on Thursday, Dec. 5 to celebrate its two exhibitions showcasing women artists ― Cecilia Vicuña’s “Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen” and the late French-Mexican Surrealist Alice Rahon’s “Poetic Invocations.” Both exhibitions will open on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and remain on view through Sunday, March 29, 2020.

The first major U.S. solo exhibition of influential Chilean-born artist Cecilia Vicuña, “About to Happen” traces Vicuña’s career-long commitment to exploring displaced materials, peoples, and landscapes in a time of climate change. It is comprised of Vicuña’s multidisciplinary work in performance, sculpture, drawing, video, text, and site-specific installations created over 40 years. For the first time in this traveling exhibition, the show will include painting, a practice Vicuña began during the 1970s and to which she has recently returned, in some cases repainting lost works from memory. The exhibition is co-curated by Andrea Andersson, The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the CAC, and Julia Bryan-Wilson, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

“Poetic Invocations” marks the first solo show dedicated to Alice Rahon’s work in the U.S. in 55 years. Born in France and later nationalized as a Mexican, Rahon became an active member of a group of European Surrealist artists in exile. This exhibition examines a robust moment that emerged in 1940 as an international community of artists fled World War II in Europe and settled in Mexico. It will feature approximately 30 works including paintings, works on paper, as well as archival material that emphasizes Rahon´s oeuvre as a whole. The exhibition is guest curated by Mexico City-based art historian Tere Arcq. Arcq has worked as chief curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and has independently produced many high-profile exhibitions.

*Free admission during Art Basel Miami Beach extended to Art Basel, Art Miami, Design Miami, Pinta, Prizm, PULSE, NADA, SCOPE and UNTITLED VIP cardholders

CannaFamilia presentado por Trulieve | El Cannabis Como Medicina, Parte 1 11/15/19

CannaFamilia presentado por Trulieve | El Cannabis Como Medicina, Parte 1
Friday, 11/15/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Miami Dade College- North Campus
11380 Northwest 27th Avenue Science Complex Building A , Room A104,
Miami, Florida 33167
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Cost: 0

CANNAFAMILIA is a 3 part Spanish event series designed to break through the stigma about Cannabis within the Spanish Communities.
About this Event
CannaFamilia presentado por Trulieve es una serie de 3 partes diseñado para romper el estigma sobre el cannabis dentro de las comunidades hispanas. Todos nuestros eventos son gratuitos si se registra y están diseñados para educar e informar. Nunca habrá consumo de cannabis en estos eventos.

Oradores:
Dr. Martin, Personalized Cannabis Care
Elizabeth Hayes, RN, Compassionate Care Nursing Services
Jennifer Perdomo, Educadora Comunitaria de Trulieve
Danielle Espinel, Autora, Paciente, Cannabis Chef, Fundadora de CANNALATINO
Contacto: somoscannafamilia@gmail.com
Miracle Leaf estará haciendo preanalisis para obtener tu Tarjeta de Marijuana Medicinal

CANNAFAMILIA: is a 3 part event series designed to break through the stigma about Cannabis within the Spanish Communities. All events are free if you register and are designed to educate and inform. There will never be consumption at these events.
Gift: First 50 guests to register on Eventbrite.com will be gifted an autographed book “Lo que se + Recetas” by Cannabis Author Danielle Espinel.
Miracle Leaf will be doing Prescreens for Medical Marijuana Card
Speakers:
Dr. Martin, Miracle Leaf
Elizabeth Hayes, RN Compassionate Care Nursing Services
Jennifer Perdomo, Trulieve Community Educator
Danielle Espinel, Author, Patient, Cannabis Chef, Founder of CANNALATINO
Contact: somoscannafamilia@gmail.com

Rita’s Italian Ice Celebrates Miami-Dade Debut with Grand Opening Celebration at New Surfside Location 11/24/19

Rita’s Italian Ice Celebrates Miami-Dade Debut with Grand Opening Celebration at New Surfside Location
Sunday, 11/24/2019 – 11/24/2019 03:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Rita’s Surfside
9461 Harding Ave.,
Surfside, Florida 33154
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Cost: Free

Miami-Dade residents are invited to attend the grand opening party of the county’s first Rita’s Italian Ice location. The store is in the heart of Surfside and will host a series of activities and treats for the whole family, including:
• $1 Rita’s Italian Ice/$2 Gelati
• Live DJ from Y-100
• Adoptable dogs from the Humane Society of Greater Miami
• Balloon artist
• Face painting

Swinging For Clean Water 11/18/19

Swinging For Clean Water
Monday, 11/18/2019 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Ibis Golf & Country Club
9055 Ibis Blvd,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33412
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Cost: $100-$600

Join Lacoste And The Everglades Foundation To Golf For A Cause.

Lacoste has launched Swinging for Clean Water, a golf tournament in support of the Everglades Foundation.

Enjoy a 1-hour golf clinic hosted by PGA winner Daniel Berger, major LPGA winner Patricia Meunier-Lebouc and Martin Hall.

The day will include lunch, golf tournament, awards ceremony and dinner.

All proceeds benefit The Everglades Foundation.

For more event information, please contact events@lacoste.com

MOCA North Miami to Host a Free Family Day on Oct. 26 to Celebrate the Launch of the Free MOCA MiniMakers Program Sponsored by South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA) in Conjunction with the Miami International Auto Show 10/26/19

MOCA North Miami to Host a Free Family Day on Oct. 26 to Celebrate the Launch of the Free MOCA MiniMakers Program Sponsored by South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA) in Conjunction with the Miami International Auto Show
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to announce that the MOCA MiniMakers program is now free with a new sponsorship from the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA). MiniMakers is a series of fun, hands-on art workshops using a variety of mediums and artistic inspirations for ages 6-12 years old that allows children to learn painting, drawing, sculpting, and mixed media techniques to create take-home masterpieces, with a different theme each month. The museum will celebrate with a Free Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.
 
Families will have the opportunity to participate in a day of fun-filled, fall carnival-themed activities in the MOCA courtyard including a bounce house, not so spooky face painting, carnival games and more. Hands-on art activities led by MOCA Educators will be free, with all supplies included and for a variety of ages including mini pumpkin painting, a collaborative “Fall Wall” and spooky lanterns. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and performances by local artists, photo opportunities and a great family atmosphere. Food from local food trucks and snow cones will be also available for purchase.

Guests will have the chance to win tickets to the Miami International Auto Show, taking place at The Miami Beach Convention Center on Nov. 1 – 10. Recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation, the Miami International Auto Show showcases more than 500 new vehicles from most of leading manufacturers from around the world – a collection that auto enthusiasts wait all year to see.

With the support of South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA), MOCA MiniMakers Sponsored by SFADA is now a free program. Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay and create with their children. All supplies and instruction are included. Projects are inspired by current exhibitions and fine-art techniques which lead to creative exploration.

Performance at MOCA 10/20/19

Performance at MOCA
Sunday, 10/20/2019 – 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Join South Florida Cultural Consortium artist Misael Soto as he hosts a discussion and performance in the MOCA gallery that restages an earlier Center of Contemporary Art (COCA) performance by South Florida composer Gustavo Matamoros and MOCA’s Founding Director Lou Anne Colodny.

MOCA Makers 10/19/19

MOCA Makers
Saturday, 10/19/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members

Meet local artist Beatriz Rodriguez and discover her world of dark, surreal art just in time for Halloween. This workshop will introduce you to traditional woodcut relief-printing techniques. All skill levels are welcome. Learn how to select the right wood, prepare a surface for carving, care for tools, carve your block and produce a print. Beatriz Rodriguez is a printmaker and sculptor whose work presents enigmatic narratives. The MOCA Makers series takes place the third Saturday of every month for ages 12 and up.

Performance at MOCA – SOBETH: Erica Dawn Lyle and Midnight Piper Dawn 10/18/19

Performance at MOCA – SOBETH: Erica Dawn Lyle and Midnight Piper Dawn
Friday, 10/18/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
Website
Cost: Free

Satellite Beach Blues takes place along the Space Coast of Florida in an unspecified moment in the very near future: a transgender woman living in a cheap hotel on Florida’s Space Coast observes life in the state from the very shores where rising seas are slowly inundating the state. For this appearance at MOCA, Erica Dawn Lyle will be performing an experimental lecture in which she will read from the novel while edited sequences and soundscapes from the film-in-progress play on the big screen behind, offering a dreamlike consideration of gender transition, Florida’s legacies of colonization and real estate speculation, and the magical realist possibilities of transcendence beyond capitalism through queer lived experience. In response to the slow motion environmental collapse of Lyle’s native Florida, collaborator, Midnight Piper Forman, and Lyle (working together collectively under the name, SOBBETH) have for the past three years undertaken an ongoing multi-part exploration of the ruins of the Sunshine State’s post-war 20th century mythology.

South Florida native, Erica Dawn Lyle, is a writer, musician, and curator who lives in New York City. She is the author of On The Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of The City (Soft Skull, 2008), and her writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Frieze, and on NPR’s This American Life. Since 1991, she has edited and self-published the DIY art/crime/punk magazine, SCAM. Her most recent book is Streetopia (Brooklyn, 2015). Currently she plays guitar in the bands, Bikini Kill and AquaShade.

MOCA Mini Makers 10/5/19

MOCA Mini Makers
Sunday, 10/05/2019 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost:

Learn about metal mask making and jewelry traditions in pre-Columbian Latin America and create your own yarn and foil embossed mask or design. The MOCA Mini Makers series takes place on the first Saturday of every month.

Sunday Stories at MOCA 10/6/19

Sunday Stories at MOCA
Sunday, 10/06/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
Website
Cost: Free

Discover a new read-aloud staple with Green Is a Chile Pepper, a fun rhyming picture book where children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts and yellow is masa, tortillas and sweet corn cake. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, but all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the colors found in every child’s day! The Sunday Stories series takes place on the first Sunday of every month.

Movement at MOCA 10/4/19

Movement at MOCA
Friday, 10/10/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

In association with South Florida Cultural Consortium artist Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, MOCA will host a performance by NSL Danse Ensemble, a Haitian folkloric dance company based in Miami directed by Nancy St. Leger. This live event will be followed by a brief discussion on the movement in Carlisle’s short video piece titled “So Few and Such Morning Songs,” choreographed by Catherine Hollingsworth and performed with members of NSL Danse Ensemble. Carlisle, Hollingsworth and Leger will each bring their experience to the table for a lively discussion on Haitian culture, traditional dance, storytelling, and the blending of cultural forms found in “So Few and Such Morning Songs.”

Movement at MOCA 10/4/19

Movement at MOCA
Thursday, 10/04/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost:

In association with South Florida Cultural Consortium artist Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, MOCA will host a performance by NSL Danse Ensemble, a Haitian folkloric dance company based in Miami directed by Nancy St. Leger. This live event will be followed by a brief discussion on the movement in Carlisle’s short video piece titled “So Few and Such Morning Songs,” choreographed by Catherine Hollingsworth and performed with members of NSL Danse Ensemble. Carlisle, Hollingsworth and Leger will each bring their experience to the table for a lively discussion on Haitian culture, traditional dance, storytelling, and the blending of cultural forms found in “So Few and Such Morning Songs.”

Jazz at MOCA Leslie Cartaya 9/27/19

Jazz at MOCA Leslie Cartaya
Friday, 09/27/2019 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
MOCA
770 NE 125 St,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Save the date! Sept 27 from 8 to 9:30 PM, FREE: Jazz at MOCA presents Leslie Cartaya celebrating Hispanic Heritage month. Traditional Cuban music runs in her veins and jazz and American funk have shaped her artistic personality. Caribbean, Afro-American, Afro-Latin, and Latin American musical rhythms create a harmonious fusion. Leslie was nominated for the 2013 Latin Grammy as Best New Artist. MOCA is located at 770 NE 125 St in North Miami. More information is available at mocanmoi.org or (3050 893-6211. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=d9VtVVWHn0Q
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-at-moca-sept-27-leslie-cartaya-tickets-73476701793

International Conference on Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials 3/23/20

International Conference on Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 03/25/2020 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Olympia Hotel, Events & SPA
Olympia Hotel, Events & SPA Calle Maestro Serrano, 5 46120 Alboraya,
Valencia, Florida 5 46120
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Cost: 639$

Magnus Group is honored to invite you to attend Minerals, Metallurgy and Material Science Conference in Valencia, Spain during March 23-25, 2020.
Each Session of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials conference covers topics including: Polymers. Advanced Bio-Materials, Plastics and Elastomers, Computational Materials Science and much more.You will be provided assurance that you will gain knowledge on different aspects of Materials Science Research
Recommended Material Science Conferences: Materials Conference 2020 | Materials 2020 | Metallurgy conference 2020 | Minerals conference 2020

Scientific Sessions:
Development of New Characterization, Modeling, Data Analytics and Design Methods
Renewable Resources and Biopolymers
Rheology of Polymers
Role of Polymers in biology, biological systems and other fields.
For more: https://magnusconferences.com/materials-science/program/scientific-sessions

Dirty Work at MOCA 8/30/19

Dirty Work at MOCA
Friday, 08/30/2019 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
MOCA
770 NE 125 St,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: FREE

Save the Date! August 30, 8-9:30 PM FREE: Jazz at MOCA presents Dirty Work, the Steely Dan tribute band. They take their name from an album done by Steely Dan, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers who helped define the soundtrack of the ’70s. Is it jazz? Rock? Fusion? Acid? Metal?—Whatever you call it the level of musicianship is at its highest. Their presentation is flawless. Every solo is a lesson in performance art.

Led by bassist James McCoy with saxophonist/vocalist Greg Diaz, pianists Pete Wallace or David Siegel, guitarist Lindsay Blair , and other outstanding musicians, Dirty Works faithfully recreates the music of Steely Dan to the delight of audiences throughout South Florida. Expect to hear all your old favorites: Peg, Rikki Don’t Lose that Number, Reelin’ in the Years, Bodhisattva, Deacon Blues, Babylon Sister, and many more top hits. 770 NE 125th St, North Miami. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=FD4Lm2tHqG4
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dirty-work-at-moca-august-30-tickets-69441596685

Tito Puente Jr at Littman Theater (TIME CHANGE) 9/7/19

Tito Puente Jr at Littman Theater (TIME CHANGE)
Saturday, 09/07/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Littman Theater
17011 NE 19th Ave,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33162
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Cost: Free

Save the date! Sept 7th at 8 PM FREE! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Tito Puente Jr and His Latin Jazz Ensemble featuring special guest Melina Almodovar at the Julius Littman Theater, 17011 NE 19 Ave in North Miami Beach. Tickets call (305) 787-6005 Brought to you by the NMB Multicultural Committee; music courtesy of KCC Productions.

¡Reserva! 7 de septiembre a las 8 PM GRATIS! Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con Tito Puente Jr y His Latin Jazz Ensemble con la invitada especial Melina Almodóvar en el Teatro Julius Littman, 17011 NE 19 Ave en North Miami Beach. Billetes llama a (305) 787-6005 Presentado por el Comité Multicultural de NMB; Música cortesía de KCC Productions.

@melinalamuneca @kccproductions @northmiamibeach
#TitoPuenteJr #TitoPuente #mambomusic #mambofied #mambo #melinalamuñeca #northmiamibeach

Tito Puente Jr at Littman Theater 9/7/19

Tito Puente Jr at Littman Theater
Saturday, 09/07/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Littman Theater
17011 NE 19th Ave,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33162
Website
Cost: Free

Save the date! Sept 7th at 7 PM FREE! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Tito Puente Jr and His Latin Jazz Ensemble featuring special guest Melina Almodovar at the Julius Littman Theater, 17011 NE 19 Ave in North Miami Beach. Tickets call (305) 787-6005 Brought to you by the NMB Multicultural Committee; music courtesy of KCC Productions.

¡Reserva! 7 de septiembre a las 7 PM GRATIS! Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con Tito Puente Jr y His Latin Jazz Ensemble con la invitada especial Melina Almodóvar en el Teatro Julius Littman, 17011 NE 19 Ave en North Miami Beach. Billetes llama a (305) 787-6005 Presentado por el Comité Multicultural de NMB; Música cortesía de KCC Productions.

@melinalamuneca @kccproductions @northmiamibeach
#TitoPuenteJr #TitoPuente #mambomusic #mambofied #mambo #melinalamuñeca #northmiamibeach

NAF Nigeria’s 59th Year Independence 9/28/19

NAF Nigeria’s 59th Year Independence
Saturday, 09/28/2019 – 09/28/2019 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Rolling Oaks Park
18701 NW 17th Avenue,
Miami Gardens, Florida 330169
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Cost:

The Nigerian American Foundation (NAF) presents The African Cultural Wellness Festival in Celebrating Nigeria’s 59th Year Independence.
As a secular, non-partisan body dedicated to the economic, social and political empowerment of Nigerians and Nigerian-Americans, NAF promotes, protects, and projects the image and interest of the Nigerian community at home and abroad.
Through this event they will represent the true colors of the African Culture with various cultural performances, kids activities, great food, cultural art, games, and lots of other fun doings.

Tom McCormick at MOCA 7/26/19

Tom McCormick at MOCA
Friday, 07/26/2019 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
MOCA
770 NE 125 St,
North Miami, Florida 33161
Website
Cost: FREE

July 26 from 8 – 9:30; FREE: Saxophonist and flutist Tom McCormick performs at North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Tom has been a fixture on the South Florida jazz scene for over twenty-five years. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Tom studied at the acclaimed Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and soon after began teaching at the University. He is currently the saxophone professor at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus.

Tom has performed with some of the biggest names in the business including: Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval, Nicole Henry, Mongo Santamaria, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, the O’Jays, Celia Cruz, Donna Summer, Patti Austin and Lou Rawls.

For many years he was the principal saxophonist with the Miami Symphony. Music has taken Tom around the world. He has performed throughout Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Japan and India. Besides being a multi- instrumentalist, Tom is also an accomplished composer and arranger.

“Delivering the swinging sounds of Latin, Brazilian and funk-infused music, South Beat is one amazing album from unheralded saxophonist Tom McCormick. The music is aggressive, enthralling and full of energy, a breakout musical statement sure to move some shoulders and hips on South Beach and beyond.” – Edward Blanco, All About Jazz

MOCA is located at 770 NE 125th Street in North Miami. See http://mocanomi.org. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqXO1g684V0
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazzmoca-ft-tom-mccormick-tickets-59550243381?aff=erellivmlt

Warren Henry Auto Group to Host Job Fair 7/29/19

Warren Henry Auto Group to Host Job Fair
Monday, 07/29/2019 – 12:00 pm –
Florida International University
3000 NE 151st Street,
North Miami, Florida 33181
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Cost: Free

Warren Henry Auto Group, named among Automotive News’ “Best Dealerships to Work For” for five consecutive years, will host an Automotive Technician Job Fair to recruit nearly 50 qualified technicians on the spot and provide new hires with a hardhat tour of the company’s new state-of-the-art North Miami headquarters and showroom, opening later this fall. Warren Henry offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K company match, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, paid vacation, and much more. Experienced automotive technicians are encouraged to attend the job fair with their most recent resume and be prepared to be interviewed and potentially hired the same day. From 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019. The job fair will take place at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus in the Kovens Conference Center, located at 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181. Resister at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/warren-henry-auto-groups-automotive-technician-job-fair-registration-64671050854 Call 888-856-3113 or visit www.warrenhenryauto.com. Follow @WarrenHenryAuto on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Roam To Host One-Of-A-Kind ‘The Meg On The Water’ In-Water Movie Screening At Oleta River State Park 7/26/19

Roam To Host One-Of-A-Kind ‘The Meg On The Water’ In-Water Movie Screening At Oleta River State Park
Friday, 07/26/2019 – 08:00 pm –
Oleta River Outdoor Center
3400 NE 163rd Street,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
Tickets/Website
Cost: $10

ROAM (formally known as BG), a leading operator of outdoor recreation and hospitality, will host an in-water, movie-watching experience of The Meg like no other, featuring a floating movie screen provided by Ballyhoo Media. Attendees can watch the movie from the beach next to the small firepits or in the water on innertubes, while enjoying food and drink specials throughout the night.

Entourage Expo: The Calabash 6/29/19

Entourage Expo: The Calabash
Saturday, 06/29/2019 – 06/29/2019 05:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus – Mary Ann Wolfe Theater
3000 N.E. 151st Street – WUC – 100,
North Miami, Florida 33181
Eventbrite
Cost: 25.00

Miami Artists Are Made For Now!
Entourage Expo: “The Calabash” live music production 6/29/19 at Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus; 3000 N.E. 151st Street, North Miami, Florida 33181; Time 5 pm – 9:30 pm. Click here for more information and tickets.

Entourage Expo is an artist development live music production for singers, dancers, rappers, and musicians. Selected artists who audition and make it beyond the open auditions undergo a 16-week intensive artist development training which includes, choreography training, private vocal training, image consultation, interview training, music business workshops, and more! Featured Entourage Expo artists perform with a live band, background singers, professional lighting, professional photography and videography.

Keep up with Entourage Expo everywhere: @entourageexpo

Jazz at MOCA presents Jean P Jam 5/31/19

Jazz at MOCA presents Jean P Jam
Friday, 05/31/2019 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
MOCA
770 NE 125 St,
MIAMI, Florida 33161
Website
Cost: FREE

May 31 from 8:00 to 9:30 PM: Come celebrate Haitian Heritage Month at North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art at their monthly free “Jazz at MOCA,” this month featuring the Jean P Jam Band, led by Jean Almatas. Jean (“Pokito”) is a talented singer/songwriter, bringing to us deeply rooted music, who expands what we know as world music. The band has played in several festivals such as Bob Marley fest, One Love Nutri fest, Bay Jama Fest in Islamorada in the Keys, and Grand Opening Big Nite in Little Haiti. Jean P Jam since then has been performing in local clubs, among which is their current base at Purdy Lounge, where every Monday night he brings the essence of music to everyone from all ethnic backgrounds. Pokito calls his music “Rootsy Juicy.”

MOCA is located at 770 NE 125th Street in North Miami. Museum parking is free. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-at-moca-presents-jean-p-jam-may-31-free-tickets-61875935589

Promise to Protect Training Tour Miami 5/11/19 – 5/12/19


Promise to Protect Training Tour Miami
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00pm – 6:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019, 9:00am -6:30pm
Florida International University Wolf University Center
Room 221
3000 NE 151st St
Miami, FL 33181
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Frontline communities in South Florida have been fighting against exploratory oil drilling in the Everglades for years. Now the stakes are even higher: the case against Kanter Real Estate has made its way to Florida’s Supreme Court, and we have to take urgent action to stop them.

With Kanter doubling down on its efforts to drill in the Everglades, we’re not backing down or going away. In fact, we’re doubling down too: getting ready to fight harder and smarter, training, connecting, and growing the fossil fuel resistance right here in our community.

That’s why the Promise to Protect Training Tour is coming to Miami. The Promise to Protect was originally created to resist the Keystone XL pipeline, but now the promise has expanded nationwide to inspire organizers like us fighting for the Everglades in South Florida to stand up and refuse fossil fuel projects from entering our backyard.

Can you join us for one of the upcoming trainings?

The Promise to Protect Training Tour is an opportunity for us to learn from Indigenous leadership on how we can protect our threatened environment and frontline communities from toxic and destructive extraction that does nothing but harm people and our planet.

This training will share knowledge from Indigenous leaders on the frontlines of the Keystone XL fight that can share best practices on how we can unite to fight for the Everglades. You’ll learn about nonviolent direct action, support roles that make nonviolent direct action possible, protocols for mobilizing in Lakota territory, and how to carry this work forward as we challenge the higher court officials.

MOCA Arts Camp 6/10/19

MOCA Arts Camp
Monday, 06/10/2019 – 08/17/2019 09:00 am – 03:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $220 per 2-week session for the general public

MOCA Arts Camp is a studio-based art camp that will introduce students, ages 6 through 12, to contemporary art through hands-on projects. The camp will allow students to participate in daily discussions and present their work to family and friends in a fun and nurturing environment. Projects are inspired by MOCA’s exhibitions.

• Session 1: June 10 – June 21: Figurative Leap!
• Session 2: June 24 – July 5 (no camp on July 4): Super Sculptors
• Session 3: July 8 – July 19: Fabric-cation
• Session 4: July 22 – August 2: Panoramic Portraits
• Session 5: August 5 – August 16: Lino Lineup
• August 15 – 17: Artist Showcase

Free Sonic Exposé with Audio Alchemist and Special guest appearance by Reuven Amiel 3/21/19

Free Sonic Exposé with Audio Alchemist and Special guest appearance by Reuven Amiel
Thursday, 03/21/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Miami Beach Recording Studios
14887 NE 20th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33181
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Cost: Free

Dangerous Music, Phoenix Audio, Manley Labs, Eventide, Unity Audio & AVN Systems invite you to an evening of Thai food and AudioSpeak with Audio Alchemist’s marek stycos and special guest appearance by Reuven Amiel: Grammy Winner Prime Ministers, Pony Asteroid, PVRIS, Ricardo Arjona, NOIA, Susana Baca, Versailles, Rockfour… at the legendary Miami Beach Recording Studios.

MOCA Moving Images: Black Power Mixtape 4/3/19

MOCA Moving Images: Black Power Mixtape
Wednesday, 04/03/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

MOCA will screen the documentary Black Power Mixtape (2011). This documentary film examines the evolution of the Black Power movement in American society from 1967 to 1975 as viewed through Swedish journalists and filmmakers. Narrated by Phylicia Rashad, this documentary features an engaging history of AFRICOBRA, exploring the group’s activities beginning with its founding in the turbulent 1960s to the present day.

I See You: A Conversation with Jae Jarrell and Jeffreen Hayes 3/9/19

I See You: A Conversation with Jae Jarrell and Jeffreen Hayes
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 03/09/2019 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St.,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

In celebration of Women’s History Month, MOCA is hosting “I See You: A Conversation with Jae Jarrell and Jeffreen Hayes,” a special event on Saturday, March 9 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. During the event, exhibiting artist and AFRICOBRA founder Jae Jarrell and “AFRICOBRA: Messages to The People” curator Jeffreen Hayes, Ph.D. will host a conversation and walkthrough surrounding MOCA’s exhibition which celebrates the founding of AFRICOBRA – the black artist collective that defined the visual aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

MOCA Makers 3/16/19

MOCA Makers
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $20 Members, $25 Non-Members

MOCA Makers is an adult workshop program taught by local artists in the MOCA Pavilion. Guests will participate in a unique, hands-on interactive art class on the third Saturday of every month.

Learn easy and inexpensive screen-printing techniques inspired by AFRICOBRA founding member, Barbara Jones-Hogu. All participants will get to take home their own, custom screen and printed tote bag. Limit of 20 participants.

The Mojo Ike and Val Woods Experience at MOCA, North Miami 2/22/19

The Mojo Ike and Val Woods Experience at MOCA, North Miami
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
MOCA
770 NE 125th St,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Friday February 22 from 8:00 to 9:30 PM: The City of North Miami presents “Jazz at MOCA,” starring Mojo Ike and Val Woods, in celebration of Black History Month.

This dynamic duo has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. The Ike and Val Woods Blues Band competed and won first place at the Monterey Blues Festivals’ “Battle of the Bands”. They have shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Gill Scott, Ramsey Lewis, KEM, Jerry Butler, Jeffrey Osborne, Bobby Blue Bland, the Whispers, Tommy Castro, Eddie Cotton Jr., Jonathan Butler, David Sanborne, Earl Klugh, Betty Wright, Nestor Torres, the Ruppingtons, Pancho Sanchez and the O’Jays.

MOCA is located at 770 NE 125th Street in North Miami. As always, the concert is FREE. Music courtesy of KCC Productions

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGhxC33ZCAA

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Jazz at MOCA to Feature Mojo Ike and Val Woods 2/22/19

Jazz at MOCA to Feature Mojo Ike and Val Woods
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to present Mojo Ike and Val as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. GRAMMY-nominated artists Mojo Ike and Val Woods completed their most recent CD, “Movin’ Up,” after returning from an 18-city European Tour where they electrified audiences with high energy yet soulful Blues performances.

The Miami-based blues duo has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. In 2007 the Ike and Val Woods Blues Band competed and won first place at the Monterey Blues Festival’s “Battle of the Bands.” They have shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Gill Scott, Ramsey Lewis, KEM, Jerry Butler, Jeffrey Osborne, Bobby Blue Bland, the Whispers, Tommy Castro, Eddie Cotton Jr., Jonathan Butler, David Sanborne, Earl Klugh, Betty Wright, Nestor Torres, the Ruppingtons, Pancho Sanchez and the O’Jays. Mojo Ike and Val will begin their performance at 8 p.m., rain or shine.

MOCA Moving Images: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners 3/6/19

MOCA Moving Images: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Wednesday, 03/06/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

MOCA will screen the documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. The documentary chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list.

MOCA Makers 2/16/19

MOCA Makers
Saturday, 02/16/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $20 Members, $25 Non-Members

MOCA Makers is an adult workshop program taught by local artists in the MOCA Pavilion. Guests will participate in a unique, hands-on interactive art class on the third Saturday of every month. Textile making inspired by the works of Jae Jarrell.

MOCA Moving Images: Am I Too African to be American, Too American To be African 2/27/19

MOCA Moving Images: Am I Too African to be American, Too American To be African
Wednesday, 02/27/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

MOCA will screen the documentary Am I Too African to be American? Too American to be African? followed by a discussion led by Dr. Mariama Jaiteh.

Conversations on Race: The Appreciation of Blackness 2/12/19

Conversations on Race: The Appreciation of Blackness
Tuesday, 02/12/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Join MOCA for a thought-provoking conversation lead by Collaborising founder and principal, Lea Murray. In this engaging and participatory session, MOCA will cover topics on race, surrounded by the monumental works of AFRICOBRA.

Oral History Project 2/9/19

Oral History Project
Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 11:30 am – 04:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Miami locals and North Miami residents specifically are invited to MOCA to share their messages and stories as a part of MOCA’s AFRICOBRA inspired Oral History initiative. All stories will be archived and shared with the Black Archives.

Surfside’s Boot Camp n Brews 2/7/19

Surfside’s Boot Camp n Brews
Thursday, 02/07/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Grand Beach Hotel Surfside
9449 Collins Ave.,
Surfside, Florida 33154
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Cost: $5

Fitness buffs looking to pick up the pace while also mingling with the locals can join Surfside’s new Boot Camp n Brews event, which will be held February 7, 2019, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will combine an energizing, heart-pumping, one-hour boot camp, followed by a rewarding craft beer tasting at the Grand Beach Hotel Surfside. Tickets are $5 per person.

A walkable downtown district, lovely residential areas and a peaceful beach make Surfside a unique destination among Greater Miami’s oceanfront neighborhoods. Nestled between Bal Harbour to the north and Miami Beach to the south, Surfside is an escape from the busyness of life. The area is home to a mile of pristine beach, luxury beachfront hotels, distinctive world-class shopping, and culturally diverse restaurants. A variety of family friendly activities and yearly events add to this unforgettable destination. If you are searching for something new, book your vacation or take a short drive to discover the secret charm of Surfside.

Archiving Your Family History 1/26/19

Archiving Your Family History
Saturday, 01/26/2019 – 11:30 am –
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

The Black Archives Miami will share tips and tricks on starting your family archive, completing research at the Archives and building a strong repository to pass on for generations. Black Archives archivist, Jocelyn Hurtado, will lead a workshop on how to use the Archives and other databases to conduct genealogical and historical research. Join MOCA for a short presentation on the collections housed at the Black Archives and how to access them for your own archival interests. Bring your questions and family information (names, dates of birth, place of birth, etc.) to learn how to begin to research and archive your family history.

MOCA Makers 1/19/19

MOCA Makers
Saturday, 01/19/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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MOCA Makers is an adult workshop program taught by local artists in the MOCA Pavilion. Guests will participate in a unique, hands-on interactive art class on the third Saturday of every month.

Collage Creations – Join local working artist, Shawna Moulton, to create paper works inspired by AFRICOBRA. This program aims to bring traditional papermaking and new art techniques to a one class workshop, allowing guests to make and take their own unique creations. Limit of 10 participants.

For more information or to sign up visit, https://mocanomi.org/category/events/upcoming-events/

Jazz at MOCA to Feature The French Horn Collective on Jan. 25 1/25/19

Jazz at MOCA to Feature The French Horn Collective on Jan. 25
Friday, 01/25/2019 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is thrilled to welcome back The French Horn Collective as part of the monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. The French Horn Collective is an energetic and progressive band that performs an extensive variety of Gypsy Jazz, Swing and modern original French music throughout South Florida. Led by Parisian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter, Vincent Raffard, the diverse group consists of highly talented musicians from various musical backgrounds.

MOCA Mini Makers 1/5/19

MOCA Mini Makers
Saturday, 01/05/2019 – 01/05/2019 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 25th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $12 for MOCA Members, $14 for Non-Members

MOCA offers its monthly series known as MOCA Mini Makers, which occurs the first Saturday of every month. Celebrate the diverse uses of material in the historic AFRICOBRA exhibition by making your own paper and cardboard collage creations, inspired by the work of Jeff Donaldson. These creative art classes are offered to kids ages 6 through 12 on the first Saturday of every month, all supplies included.

Bowling with the Celebrities for the Needy 12/16/18, 1/6/19

Bowling with the Celebrities for the Needy
Sunday, 12/16/2018 – 01/06/2019 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
SpareZ Bowling
5325 South University Drive,
Davie, Florida 33328
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Cost: Free

Davie, FLORIDA… Miami, Fort Lauderdale & MORE… SUNDAY!!! December 16, 2018… Help Provide 6,000 Toys this Christmas!!!*Everybody’s going to be there!!! *Bowling with the Celebrities for the Needy! • Community Involvement Events & MORE at SpareZ Bowling … Toy Drive hosted Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake
and SUNDAY January 6, 2019 it’s a Food Drive hosted by Bushwhacker “LUKE”
3pm-7pm
Classic WWF, WCW, WWE Legends!

Want to meet Brutus The Barber Beefcake or Bushwhacker Luke
See you at the events or RSVP your VIP photo ticket $10 or $20 with a autograph
VIP Bowling Lanes Available as well

We’re planning to donate the Toys, Food & Clothing to the: Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Centers

If you’re interested in Donating.. Get involved today!

Call or Text 754-777-OO83 for more information…

Bowling with the Celebrities for the Needy!
at SpareZ the #1 Bowling Venue in South Florida!
5325 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33328

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Jazz at MOCA to Feature Miami Big Sound Orchestra 12/28/18

Jazz at MOCA to Feature Miami Big Sound Orchestra
Friday, 12/28/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is thrilled to welcome back Miami Big Sound Orchestra as part of the monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Known as downtown Miami’s resident Latin Jazz big band since 2006, Miami Big Sound Orchestra combines 21st-century big band jazz with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, funk and soul. Their repertoire includes original compositions by Rafael “Cali” Valencia, legendary Miami bassist/composer; Chino Nunez, GRAMMY Award-winning producer; and Jaui Schneider, former pianist/composer of Ray Barretto; along with classics from legends such as the great Mario Bauzá.

The members of the Miami Big Sound Orchestra are all veteran Miami musicians who have performed and toured with top-name artists including Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Issac Delgado, Jon Secada, Chayanne, Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, and K.C. and the Sunshine Band, among others.

Guests are invited to enjoy live music as well as indulge in beverages and bites during happy hour at the MOCA Plaza from 6-8 p.m. prior to the main performance. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Headliner Miami Big Sound Orchestra will begin its performance at 8 p.m., rain or shine.

Curator Program 12/8/18

Curator Program
Saturday, 12/08/2018 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost:

Curator Jeffreen M. Hayes will lead a guided tour of the exhibition. Hayes will answer questions and provide information related to the themes present in the exhibition and the artists’ processes.

November 30: The Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Ensemble at MOCA 11/30/18

November 30: The Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Ensemble at MOCA
Friday, 11/30/2018 – 08:00 pm – 09:15 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125 St,
NORTH MIAMI, Florida 33161
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Cost: FREE

Jazz at MOCA presents the Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Ensemble in a FREE concert from 8:00-9:15 PM. Ashley Pezzotti is a seasoned jazz performer currently based in Miami, Florida. At the young age of 22, Ashley has already performed with many Grammy award winning artists including Keith Urban, Latin singer Juanes, Jon Secada, Chick Corea, Delfeayo Marsalis, Vampire Weekend, and Arturo Sandoval.

Capturing the heart of audiences with her extensive repertoire and roots in traditional jazz and bebop, Ashley creates an atmosphere of excitement that will transport you to another place and time. Her style is reminiscent of the great Anita O’Day and June Christy, and she performs with a level of maturity that is far beyond her years.

She was named a YoungArts winner for Jazz Voice in 2013, and was named a YoungArts winner for Popular Voice in 2014.

Over the years, Ashley has been given the opportunity to study under incredible musicians including Grammy Award winner Plácido Domingo, Cyrille Aimée, Kenny Barron, Branford Marsalis, Cheryl Bentyne, Kevin Mahogany, and Julie Silvera.

Featuring:
Matt Wigler, keys
Lowell Ringel, bass
John Yarling, drums
Alex Weitz, sax

MOCA is located at 770 NE 125th St in North Miami. More info is available at mocanomi.org or 305-893-6211. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDd51xDD2s

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-30-the-ashley-pezzotti-jazz-ensemble-at-moca-tickets-52634956572

AfriCOBRA: Messages to the People Opening Celebration 12/6/18

AfriCOBRA: Messages to the People Opening Celebration
Thursday, 12/06/2018 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $20

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present a groundbreaking exhibition celebrating the founding of AfriCOBRA – the black artist collective that defined the visual aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the collective which came out of Chicago.

“AfriCOBRA: Messages to the People” will be on view at MOCA from Nov. 27, 2018 – April 7, 2019 and an opening celebration will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 8 – 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy cocktails, canapés and a special meet and greet with Curator Jeffreen M. Hayes as well as founding and early members of AfriCOBRA. Guests will also experience the foundational work of one of the longest organized artist collectives showcasing how the AfriCOBRA founders used their artistic voices to contribute to the liberation and continue unifying the Black community as a whole.

The exhibition brings together Sherman Beck, Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Omar Lama, Carolyn Mims Lawrence, Nelson Stevens and Gerald Williams to look back at their early contributions to shaping AfriCOBRA while presenting the artists’ current works of art.

Jazz at MOCA x Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Quartet 11/30/18

Jazz at MOCA x Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Quartet
Friday, 11/30/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is proud to present a special performance by award-winning jazz vocalist, Ashley Pezzotti, as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Pezzotti captures the hearts of her audience with her extensive repertoire and roots in traditional jazz and bebop. Recognized as a young voice with an old soul, Pezzotti performs with a level of maturity that is far beyond her years with her style reminiscent of the great Anita O’Day and June Christy. At the young age of 22, Pezzotti has already performed with numerous GRAMMY Award-winning artists including Dave Holland, Keith Urban, Latin singer Juanes, Jon Secada, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Arturo Sandoval.

MOCA Makers: Jewelry Workshop with Steven Brownlee’s Jewelry Creations Workshop 10/27/18

MOCA Makers: Jewelry Workshop with Steven Brownlee’s Jewelry Creations Workshop
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 10/27/2018 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St.,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $20 for MOCA Members, $25 for Non-Members. Supplies included.

Under the guidance of instructors from Jewelry Creations Workshop, students will learn how to create unique jewelry pieces inspired by Mira Lehr’s Tracing the Red Thread. Participants will have the opportunity to get creative and experiment with materials such as wire, mesh, thread, layered paper and laminate to make earrings, necklaces or bracelets. Recommended ages 16 and up.