Public Charge: The Basics 1/19/21

Public Charge: The Basics
Tuesday, 01/19/2021-, 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Get ready for our next Public Charge conversation. Tune in to our live stream on Facebook, Tuesday, January 19th! We’ll be covering the basics of what Public Charge is, reviewing information about the Public Charge test, and sharing some important facts to remember.

Please note: Public charge is defined as an individual receiving one or more public benefits for a period of 12 months during a 36-month period.

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

SMDCAC presents Virtual Dance Talk with Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami 2/12/21

SMDCAC presents Virtual Dance Talk with Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami
Friday, 02/12/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

Join a free virtual Dance Talk on Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami’s upcoming performance, moderated by Dance Critic Jordan Levin and joined by choreographers Yanis Eric Pikieris, Ariel Rose, David Palmer and Cameron Basden. The Dance Talk will be live streamed via SMDCAC’s Facebook account. Viewers will be able to comment and direct questions to the panelists through the comments section.

Public Charge: The Basics 1/26/21

Public Charge: The Basics
Tuesday, 01/26/2021-, 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Have questions about Public Charge and if it applies to you? Be sure to tune in to our Facebook LIVE on Tuesday, January 26th! We’ll cover the basics, go through important information regarding the Public Charge Test, and review scenarios and important facts to remember about the program.

Please note: Public charge is defined as an individual receiving one or more public benefits for a period of 12 months during a 36-month period.

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Billy Byron 2/2/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Billy Byron
Tuesday, 02/02/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

Critics are saying “Just when you thought 2021 couldn’t get any worse than last year…”

Just as the title suggests the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions.
Guests are all FTF alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make FTF possible.

This episode features FTF magician & local Miami talent BILLY BYRON!

This is a free virtual event airing on Facebook Live at 8pm on Tuesday Feb. 2nd.
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My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals in January, February and March 1/14/21, 1/21/21, 1/28/21, 2/11/21, 2/25/21, 3/4/21, 3/11/21, 3/18/21, 3/25/21

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals in January, February and March
Thursday, 01/14/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

For real estate professionals looking to take their career to the next level, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars throughout January, February and March.

With everyone working on New Year resolutions, the January “New Year, New Growth” webinar series will cover how to grow your business, territory and team. The February webinars will show participants how to navigate My State MLS and bonus features that other MLSs may not provide. While most MLSs don’t offer listings for manufactured housing, the March webinar series, “The MLS for Manufactured Housing,” will inform attendees on how My State MLS can help get the maximum exposure for mobile or manufactured homes.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for State Listings, Inc., will be the moderator for all the webinars. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

“New Year, New Growth” Webinar Series:
Getting a head start on resolutions? This series will show how to grow your business, territory and team in 2021.
Jan. 14, 2–3 p.m. ET: Growing Your Business
Jan. 21, 2–3 p.m. ET: Growing Your Territory
Jan. 28, 2–3 p.m. ET: Growing Your Team

Feb. 11, 2–3 p.m. ET: Fall in Love with Your MLS
Valentine’s Day is for celebrating relationships – including the relationship with Multiple Listing Services! This February, join My State MLS to learn about the MLS that romances its members with robust features and professional support, not outdated technology and huge fines.

Feb. 25, 2–3 p.m. ET: Can Your MLS Save Your Relationship?
Looking for relationship advice this February? Call My State MLS your customer service cupid. This webinar will show participants how to use My State MLS’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool to:
• Keep track of every message with sellers, buyers, and the most promising leads all from one central platform.
• Stay in touch with automatic emails for saved searches.
• Play matchmaker with buyers and their perfect new home.
• Never forget a birthday or anniversary.

“The MLS for Manufactured Housing” Webinar Series:
Meet the MLS that allows manufactured housing, has unique fields to help make the most of listings, syndicates out to major real estate sites, and more.
March 4, 2–3 p.m. ET: What is MH Authority?
March 11, 2–3 p.m. ET: My State MLS for MH Agents
March 18, 2–3 p.m. ET: My State MLS for MH Dealers
March 25, 2–3 p.m. ET: My State MLS for MH Communities

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

Crown Digital Premiere 1/16/21

Crown Digital Premiere
Saturday, 01/16/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Tune in for the Digital Premiere of the contemporary dance performance, brigid baker wholeproject’s “Crown,” on Sat. January 16 at 7:00 pm on Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s official YouTube page. “Crown” (corona) is an initiation and a creation for solo dancer to the music of Arvo Part. It heralds in the Return of the Bird Tribes.⁣

This show was filmed live at Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s outdoor stage and is part of the Drive-Through Theatre Experience, a series that allows patrons to enjoy free, new contemporary performances from the safe and secure environment of their own vehicle. It is now offered as a virtual performance for those unable to attend. It is free to watch with no limited viewing time.

Pinecrest Gardens Presents JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl with Glenn Miller Orchestra 1/16/21

Pinecrest Gardens Presents JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl with Glenn Miller Orchestra
Saturday, 01/16/2021-, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: $15 OR $65/remaining 5 shows

Determined to keep the music alive this season, Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, is hosting ‘JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl’ to help feed America and bring jazz masters to the homes and hearts of viewers nationwide. The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra is the next featured band scheduled to perform in the concert series, which will broadcast live from the acoustically magnificent Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 16. During the 2020-21 JazzAid Live concert season, jazz fans also can enjoy live-streamed performances by award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, acclaimed saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly, child prodigy Joey Alexander, and multi-Grammy Award winning The Manhattan Transfer. The cost is $15 for an individual performance and $65 for the remaining five shows, with a generous portion of ticket sales being donated to World Central Kitchen. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid.

Get Primed to Prepare the Ideal Steak during the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo 1/21/21

Get Primed to Prepare the Ideal Steak during the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 01/12/2021-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
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Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Get the beef on how to prepare the ideal steak with a red wine reduction on the first new year’s segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Cooking with The Galleria. Join Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo during this free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, on Tuesday, January 12, at 2 p.m., as he cooks a classic dish and provides pointers about how to select prime cuts for the grill, stovetop or oven.

Launched last year during the COVID-19 quarantine, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community. Chef Bravo’s educational and spirited culinary segments have become anticipated programming. Viewers have tuned-in to learn how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

2021 Virtual Miami International Map Fair 2/10/2021-2/14/21

2021 Virtual Miami International Map Fair
Wednesday, 02/10/2021-02/14/2021, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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Cost: Free, optional lectures are $10 each

Save the dates: February 10-14, 2021

The Miami International Map Fair is back and we’re going virtual. It is the new way to see the world of antiquities. The fair will be open 24 hours a day and will feature many of the world’s finest exhibitors, with treasures to fit every budget.

The user-friendly virtual platform lets you enjoy lecture presentations by renowned speakers, face-to-face interaction with dealers, and a vast array of antique maps, atlases, coins, rare books, and globes to discover or acquire for your collection.

More details coming soon on our webpage or contact Hilda Masip at 305-375-1618. Email: hmasip@historymiami.org.

All proceeds from lecture admission will benefit HistoryMiami Museum.

The John Daversa Quintet plays CUARENTENA: With Family at Home 1/16/21

The John Daversa Quintet plays CUARENTENA: With Family at Home
Saturday, 01/16/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: 15

Saturday January 16 at 8:00 PM EST (UTC-5:00) South Florida JAZZ, the premier presenter of modern jazz in the region, goes virtual this season with “CUARANTENA: With Family at Home,” a livestream performance by multiple Grammy-awarded trumpeter, composer and arranger John Daversa, accompanied by all-star musicians: internationally renowned pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, virtuoso bassist Carlo De Rosa; drummer extraordinaire Dafnis Prieto, and veteran, stellar percussionist Sammy Figueroa. The band will feature original, nearly magical compositions, predominantly penned by Mr. Daversa, reflecting the times we currently live in. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained at https://viewstub.com/john.daversa.quintet

Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division

Yoga Mornings on Facebook Live 1/9/21

Yoga Mornings on Facebook Live
Saturday, 01/09/2021-, 09:00 am-10:00 am
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Cost: 0

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Yoga Mornings at the New World Center, presented by Jackson Health System, is a monthly community vinyasa yoga series.
To maintain the safest environment for patrons, all Yoga Mornings will be offered online via the NWS Facebook page until further notice.
This free event is suitable for all levels. No advance purchase required. Make sure to have plenty of space, a yoga mat, your favorite juice, or anything else you’d like to help you get the most out of this experience. For additional information, call the New World Symphony Box Office at 305.673.3331.
We love hearing from you. Share your Yoga Mornings experience using the hashtag #NWSYogaMornings!
All NWS Yoga Mornings take place from 9AM – 10AM on the days listed below.
Upcoming NWS Yoga Mornings:
Saturday, January 9
Saturday, February 6
Saturday, March 6
Saturday, April 3
Saturday, May 15

Live Studio Visits: Marielle Plaisir with Iberia Pérez González 1/14/21

Live Studio Visits: Marielle Plaisir with Iberia Pérez González
Thursday, 01/14/2021-, 07:00 am-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Live Studio Visits, a series that highlights local artists through virtual visits with PAMM curators. Get a first-hand look at the artists’ work and practice through this intimate lens.

This month, artist Marielle Plaisir will join in conversation with PAMM’s Andrew W. Mellon Caribbean Cultural Institute Coordinator Iberia Pérez González. They will discuss how Plaisir approaches issues of colonialism alongside those of race and class. She examines the construction of identity by underlining common issues between US Black history and Caribbean history, including labor movements and the fight for equality through literature and philosophy.

Market and Sell your Brand through Storytelling 1/14/21

Market and Sell your Brand through Storytelling
Thursday, 01/14/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join Lauren Bordelon, Founder of Brand Good Time in this interactive seminar to learn about the following:

-Identify your target audience’s pain points – which have definitely changed over the last 6 months
-Create more effective and meaningful connections with these consumers
-Develop messaging using storytelling across your marketing channels that will influence your consumer’s purchase behaviors
-*Bonus content creation worksheet and marketing resource recommendations

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Luckner Bruno 1/5/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Luckner Bruno
Tuesday, 01/05/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Random Questions with Larry Fields is FTF’s newest virtual program! Critics are saying “It’s the Show nobody’s been waiting for…”

Just as the title suggests the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions. Guests are all FTF alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make FTF possible.

This episode features FTF alumni & local Miami talent Luckner Bruno!

This show is our way of celebrating our great and talented artists both on stage and off—and it’s a gig in the pandemic!

The show is 1 hour long and is broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube at 8pm on Tues. Jan 5th.

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series – Federico Uribe RESCHEDULED 2/11/21

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series – Federico Uribe
Thursday, 02/11/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free with RSVP

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) kicks off the New Year with its ongoing Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) featuring a free virtual presentation and live Q&A with artist Federico Uribe.

Viewers who wish to attend must email their RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org by Wednesday, February 10 to receive the invitation link.

A native of Bogota, Colombia, Uribe has become a prominent artist featured in North and South America, Russia, England and Italy. After completing his studies at the University of Los Andes, he left Bogota in the late 1980s to pursue a master of fine arts degree in New York. After working and studying for many years in Cuba, Mexico, Russia and England, he finally settled in Miami, where he resides today.

Beginning his art career strictly as a painter who created sensual and brooding canvases influenced by his dark reflections on the Catholic sense of pain, guilt and sexuality, Uribe later expanded his work to create unique installations and sculptures in the mid-90s. His current work resists classification and emerges from intertwining everyday objects like bullet shells, pencils, neckties or electric wires in surprising ways to create boldly beautiful paintings and sculptures which become instruments of a new aesthetic, full of color, irony and lively playfulness.

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

Dance NOW! Miami presents This Moment, Here 1/10/21

Dance NOW! Miami presents This Moment, Here
Sunday, 01/10/2021-01/10/2021, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: $10

This Moment, Here is a commentary on the “time of Corona,” told through the language of dance. The confinement, isolation, rage, longing, confrontation, disbelief, optimism and camaraderie that make up the world’s shared experiences during these turbulent months are the inspiration for this one-act ballet. With choreography by DNM Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini, the piece was developed building on personal stories of company members and others. “This Moment, Here” features original music by Federico Bonacossa, costumes by Haydee and Maria Morales and set and lighting design by Bruce F. Brown, all long-time DNM collaborators.

Tickets for the Sunday, January 10, 7:00 pm (Eastern time) performance are $10. Buyers will receive a password for viewing the live event on the Dance NOW! Miami YouTube channel. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at http://dancenowmiami.org. For more information and to request materials in accessible format, visit the website or contact Dance NOW! at +1 (305) 975-8489 and info@dancenowmiami.org. Season 20/21 video trailer can be viewed here https://youtu.be/LdoUN_UoBn0

CREW Miami Presents: 2021 Economic Update 1/12/21

CREW Miami Presents: 2021 Economic Update
Tuesday, 01/12/2021-, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
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Cost: Complimentary for Members and Nonmembers

Join us for our annual Economic Outlook luncheon, as national economist Hugh Kelly makes his 24th presentation to CREW-Miami. Hugh will share his economic forecast for this coming year, and present his analysis of the commercial real estate market from his 2021 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report.

Registration: Complimentary for Members and Nonmembers

Location: Zoom
Please check your registration confirmation email for Zoom details

MOCA North Miami Hosts Haitian Independence Day Celebration Featuring Inez Barlatier, Jan Sebon and Fabienne Josaphat 1/1/21

MOCA North Miami Hosts Haitian Independence Day Celebration Featuring Inez Barlatier, Jan Sebon and Fabienne Josaphat
Friday, 01/01/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

In honor of Haitian Independence Day, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is proud to host Haitian-American multidisciplinary artist Inez Barlatier, musician and surrealist visual artist Jan Sebon, and author Fabienne Josaphat for an intimate program of music and poetry on Jan. 1. This virtual performance coincides with the museum’s current exhibition “Life & Spirituality in Haitian Art: Selection from the Betty and Isaac Rudman Trust Collection,” on view through March 14, 2021.

Initiated by the voodoo ceremony of Bois Caïman on the night of August 14, 1791, The Haitian Revolution represents one of the key turning points in the history of the western world and human rights. Led by enslaved Africans in the French colony of Saint Domingue, the revolution resulted in the abolition of slavery in the colony, the first to do so in the western world, and the birth of Haiti on January 1 of 1804. Today, Haitian in Haiti and the diaspora celebrate their Independence in honor of a line of ancestors that fought for their freedom. At the center of the celebration is Soup Joumou, a traditional soup that becomes a symbol of their freedom. MOCA North Miami is pleased to celebrate our Haitian community.

The acts include:

Inez Barlatier is a Haitian-American multidisciplinary artist. At the age of 12 years old, she joined her father’s band, Jan Sebon & Kazak International. Inez later led her own band, Kazoots, for 6 years. She has received a Knight Arts Champion, a L.E.A.P. and an Artist Relief grant supporting her ongoing projects. Inez developed a children’s show entitled “Ayiti: Stories & Songs from Haiti” which was selected as a Spotlight presentation at the 2020 International Performance Art for Youth Conference.

Jan Sebon is a musician and visual artist from Haiti. He is a staple in Miami as pioneering Haitian Jazz music in Miami with his band Koleksyon Kazak. Sebon has hosted political radio shows in Haiti resulting in him being exiled and moving to Miami at the age of 22. He later became an activist and community organizer, fighting for Haitian immigrant rights and hosting another radio show on WDNA in Miami. He has been performing in Miami for over 30 years and has toured internationally while being a former board member at the Miami Light Project. Sebon is also a masterful African and Haitian drummer and surrealist visual artist.

Fabienne Josaphat is the author of Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, a debut novel released with Unnamed Press and translated into French by Calmann-Levy. Her essay, Summer is an Empty House, recently made the Notable Essays mentions in Best American Essays 2016. Her fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been featured in the African American Review, The Master’s Review, Grist Journal, Damselfly, Hinchas de Poesia, Off the Coast Journal and The Caribbean Writer, as well as in Eight Miami Poets, a Jai-Alai Books poetry anthology. She was recently a national juror for the 2019 Scholastic Awards. She lives in South Florida.

The panel will be free and open to the public via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

To reserve a spot, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CGhGWRjKTZWz5vOjZ-wwtw

DigiMarCon At Home 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference 4/28/21

DigiMarCon At Home 2021 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference
Sunday, 04/28/2021-04/29/2021, 09:30 am-04:30 pm
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Cost: $147

DigiMarCon At Home 2021 is your chance to …
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
– Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your professional network.

The 6th annual DigiMarCon At Home, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference will be held April 28th to 29th, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon At Home 2021, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon At Home 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today.

For more details visit https://digimarconathome.com.

Virtual Holiday Soul Concert 12/24/20

Virtual Holiday Soul Concert
Thursday, 12/24/2020-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Facebook
Cost:

Celebrate the holiday season with a fun, and funky concert from the comfort of your own home! This Virtual Holiday Soul Concert will feature some of the best musicians in South Florida performing your favorite Holiday tunes in a R&B, jazz and soul style. Enjoy new versions of classics like “Jingle Bells”, “Let it Snow”, and also fun takes on “Santa Baby”, and more.

Popular vocalist Nikki Kidd, a Miami native and graduate of the University of Miami School of Music, will brighten your holiday season with her gorgeous voice. Winner of Miami New Times “Best of Miami” award and also featured in Legacy Magazine’s 40 under 40, Nikki leads her own stellar band and has also worked with KC and the Sunshine Band, Mary Wilson, Gloria Estefan, Michael Bublé, and more. For this special performance she will be joined by the region’s very best musicians to deliver an unforgettable experience for all.

Tune into our Facebook or YouTube on Dec. 24th at 8pm.
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youtube.com/channel/UC6dBLv9GNfiBu9w2O3_UzrA/featured

This is a free event although donations are welcome!
https://web.ovationtix.com/…/alldonations/24029/dept/1651

Sponsored by: State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Broward County Division of Cultural Affairs, Funding Arts Broward and National Endowment for the Arts.

The Betsy-South Beach Announces Exhibitions for 2020/21 12/15/20

The Betsy-South Beach Announces Exhibitions for 2020/21
Sunday, 12/15/2020-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: FREE

The Betsy Hotel (thebetsyhotel.com), a luxury boutique hotel, located on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, announces new exhibitions in 25,000 sq ft of exhibition space, curated by Lesley Goldwasser Plutzik, co-owner of the Hotel. Media interviews with artists, and docent tours are available for critics, collectors, and the public with masks and social distancing required, starting December 18, 2020. Exhibitions will be in place for the 2020/21 season. Contact dBriggs@thebetsyhotel.com for more info.

EXHIBITIONS OVERVIEW -2020/21 Season
● Inside: Nine collections featuring: Carlos Betancourt, Hassan Hajjaj, Barbara Hulanicki, Alessandro Sarno, Ricardo Cavolo, Karl Stoecker, Carlos Andres Cruz, Robin Hill, and Paul Saltzman. https://bit.ly/3fXW3bV

● Outside: Empathy Time is a social justice installation by Nuria Richards on #TheBetsyOrb honors George Floyd. https://bit.ly/3ly42NQ. (Debuted November 26 and will run thru December 31 from 7 PM until 1 AM nightly)

● Outside: ‘Temporary Vacancy’ features Pittsburgh-based performance collective, Die-Cast, streaming live from inside the hotel onto walls in the breezeway adjacent to The Betsy between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue in a project commissioned by City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Visitors Bureau. https://bit.ly/3fU0XGM. (Streamed live from Dec 2 to 12 – and digitally from Dec 10-20, 2020 @ www.die-castphilly.org)

THE BETSY’S PERMANENT COLLECTION
● PUBLIC ART – In the breezeway between Ocean Dr. and Collins Ave- The Betsy Orb & Betsy Poetry Rail, designed by architect, Allan Shulman – opened in 2016 (Orb – http://hrld.us/3fU1Fnq) (Rail – https://bit.ly/36toECP)

● THE LOST BEATLES AND ROLLING STONES – 250 seldom seen images of The Beatles and Rolling Stones from the Bob Bonis Collection, opened 2012 (https://bit.ly/36q6GAV)

● ROBERT ZUCKERMAN ART – Celebrating the work of a legendary Hollywood movie set photographer with works from a humanitarian project called Kindsight and other collections. http://hrld.us/3qtRAm

● ELEVATOR ART – Making every moment count for guests traversing the property with works by Max Steven Grossman (https://bit.ly/2KSQ38B) and Andy Sweet – completed 2016 and 2019 ( https://bit.ly/3qi6xHN )

THE BETSY’S VIRTUAL ARTS SALONS, VISITING ARTIST PROGRAMS, & ONGOING CULTURAL COMMITMENT
● The Betsy Hotel debuted its virtual salon series on March 30, 2020, continuing a decade-long legacy of pre-COVID live artist conversations. To date, the current program has reached 10,000 households. The program is presented in partnership with Florida International University and other community partners. https://bit.ly/3qgWimZ

● The Betsy Hotel has a visiting artist program and has welcomed 1000+ artists for creative respite and public engagement, all writing from the desk of 3x Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Poet Hyam Plutzik (1911-62). https://bit.ly/36s0ybf

● The Betsy Hotel is home to 3 organizations: Miami Classical Music Festival, O, Miami Poetry Festival, and Supporting Women Writers in Miami (https://bit.ly/3mtm6dq) (https://bit.ly/3ojpF6t ) (https://bit.ly/33CgHZU )

● The Betsy Hotel has presented major exhibitions since the property opened in 2009. https://bit.ly/3g3XIMX
● Recent awards: Academy of American Poets (2020) for service to poets; Americans for the Arts Business Award (2018), Boutique Lifestyle and Lodging (2020) Top 2 Boutique Hotels in America. Travel + Leisure said it best: ‘An unexpected departure from bustling Ocean Drive, The Betsy has more awards than rooms.’ https://bit.ly/3mhnfny

MOCA North Miami Winter Workshops – Ages 10-13 12/21/20 – 12/31/20

MOCA North Miami Winter Workshops – Ages 10-13
Monday, 12/21/2020-12/31/2020, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Cost: $40 a day or $270 for the full session for non-members

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Young artists aged 10-13 are invited to join the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) virtually this winter break for a series of creative and interactive art workshops. Registration includes art packs with all the creative tools needed to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

Participants can sign up for as many individual sessions as they please, or the full session. Following are the Winter Workshops:

Monday, Dec. 21 ― Super Cyanotypes: Learn one of the oldest styles of photography. Gather your favorite small objects and get ready to learn about the special STEAM style of image making.

Tuesday, Dec. 22 ― Picturesque Painting: Get inspired by MOCA’s latest exhibition, “Life & Spirituality in Haitian Art,” and learn to create your own portrait painting in the style of notable Haitian artists.

Wednesday, Dec. 23 ― Beautifully Beaded: Pull inspiration from the ornate and intricate works of Raul de Nieves by viewing MOCA’s current exhibition, “Raul De Nieves: Eternal Return & the Obsidian Heart.” Create your own beaded and embroidered mask or felt face to showcase your style.

Monday, Dec. 28 ― Cast Creations: Learn all about mold making and simple casting to create unforgettable impressions out of plaster that will commemorate this moment in time.

Tuesday, Dec. 29 ― Beautiful Books: Create your own handmade book and fill your book pages with your own mixed media collage inspired by Henri Matisse.

Wednesday, Dec. 30 ― Kawaii Creatures: Create your own Kawaii creatures and learn about this unique art style from Japan.

Thursday, Dec. 31 ― Powerful Prints: Share your thoughts on the end of this year and your hopes for the new year with layered printmaking techniques.

Virtual via Zoom. The Zoom login information will be provided upon registration.

To register for the Winter Workshops, visit https://111401.blackbaudhosting.com/111401/packagetickets?tab=3&txobjid=4e5e9548-63b1-48cc-b159-2f24b08aaa5f.

MOCA North Miami Winter Workshops – Ages 6-9 12/21/20 – 12/31/20

MOCA North Miami Winter Workshops – Ages 6-9
Monday, 12/21/2020-, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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Cost: $40 a day or $270 for the full session for non-members

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Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Young artists aged 6–9 are invited to join the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) virtually this winter break for a series of creative and interactive art workshops. Registration includes art packs with all the creative tools needed to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

Participants can sign up for as many individual sessions as they please, or the full session. Following are the Winter Workshops:

Monday, Dec. 21 ― Super Cyanotypes: Learn one of the oldest styles of photography. Gather your favorite small objects and get ready to learn about the special STEAM style of image making.

Tuesday, Dec. 22 ― Picturesque Painting: Get inspired by MOCA’s latest exhibition, “Life & Spirituality in Haitian Art,” and learn to create your own portrait painting in the style of notable Haitian artists.

Wednesday, Dec. 23 ― Beautifully Beaded: Pull inspiration from the ornate and intricate works of Raul de Nieves by viewing MOCA’s current exhibition, “Raul De Nieves: Eternal Return & the Obsidian Heart.” Create your own beaded and embroidered mask or felt face to showcase your style.

Monday, Dec. 28 ― Cast Creations: Learn all about mold making and simple casting to create unforgettable impressions out of plaster that will commemorate this moment in time.

Tuesday, Dec. 29 ― Beautiful Books: Create your own handmade book and fill your book pages with your own mixed media collage inspired by Henri Matisse.

Wednesday, Dec. 30 ― Kawaii Creatures: Create your own Kawaii creatures and learn about this unique art style from Japan.

Thursday, Dec. 31 ― Powerful Prints: Share your thoughts on the end of this year and your hopes for the new year with layered printmaking techniques.

Virtual via Zoom. The Zoom login information will be provided upon registration.

To register for the Winter Workshops, visit https://111401.blackbaudhosting.com/111401/packagetickets?tab=3&txobjid=4e5e9548-63b1-48cc-b159-2f24b08aaa5f.

Online Camp: Winter Mystery Basket (Ages 8-15 / 3-day) 12/28/20,12/29/20,12/30/20

Online Camp: Winter Mystery Basket (Ages 8-15 / 3-day)
Monday, 12/28/2020-12/30/2020, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Website
Cost: 75

Camp Description

We’re excited to launch a robust online version of our signature summer cooking camps using live, interactive zoom lessons. Designed to provide children ages 8 to 15 the opportunity to gather together from the comforts of home as we have fun together in the Kitchen.

Limited-size live classes are full of excitement and connection, featuring two recipes each day. We’ll master new kitchen skills from reading recipes and measuring wet/dry ingredients to knife skills as we work our way towards Kitchen independence. Get ready for some kitchen fun – this will be the highlight of your week!

Winter Mystery Basket
Calling all chefs! Cooking shows have nothing on Taste Buds Kitchen’s tasty cooking extravaganzas. Join us as we cook our way through mystery baskets and surprise ingredients to prepare both savory and sweet treats while staying warm and cozy in your Kitchen. Who wouldn’t love to bake some delightful Cheese Twists to Pizza Cupcakes and Apple Spiced Cupcakes. Add your own spin on our classic recipes as you create something truly amazing. Let’s get cooking!

All recipes are vegetarian. If your family has food allergies, many recipes can be easily adjusted in your home to fit gluten-free, dairy-free or egg-free needs.

Registration is by the week.

What’s Included:

Live 2 hour camp experience Monday to Friday
Shopping list and recipes emailed prior
Ingredient Kit add-on available
Parents “How To” video with five tips on how to make our online experience as easy as possible for parents
How This Works

Live Online Class:
We’ll be sharing the same amazing culinary entertainment you’d get if you were in our Kitchen, except you can be in your jammies (no judgement here).

Participation:
Participation is for children with an adult present to chaperone and assist as needed. Siblings are welcome to cook together with sibling registration. Our goal is for the kids to do as much of the cooking as they can. Depending on the day we will be using knives, peelers, zesters/graters and the oven throughout our series so based on your child’s age and kitchen comfort, you will be their sous-chef as needed. Otherwise, we want parents to sit back and enjoy!

Shopping List & Ingredients
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a shopping list for the week along with the recipes so that you can purchase what you need to actively participate. Most ingredients are pantry staples and/or readily available in most grocery stores. OR, let us do the shopping and prep for you by adding on our weekly Ingredient Kit! Ingredient Kits include all ingredients (less milk) to make a family-sized portion of each recipe (i.e. 6 cupcakes). Ingredient Kits are available for those who register before 5pm on the Thursday before the camp week ahead.

Pick-Up or Delivery
Your Ingredient Kit if selected, will be available for pick-up from our Kitchen on the Sunday before your camp from 3-6pm. Delivery is also available for an additional fee.

Accessing the Class:
You will need to download the free Zoom app onto your desktop, tablet or phone before the class. You will receive a separate email that includes a Zoom link to our online class. We recommend joining from a laptop to see better but tablets work just fine as well. Please have all of your ingredients and equipment ready and waiting and your recipes out.

Spread the Word:
Please help us to spread the word to your friends and family (Referral reward of $5 for each family or friend that registers using your link). We’d love to have them cook along with us! Proceeds from online classes will go towards offsetting fixed overhead costs during this difficult time due to COVID-19. #supportsmallbusiness #TBKatHome

Want a private online class for you and your friends, an online birthday party for your child or a fun team-building corporate zoom call? We’d be happy to host you! Email miamiwest@tastebudskitchen.com to arrange.

Online Camp: Holiday Cookies Galore (Ages 8-15 / 3-day) 12/21/20,12/22/20,12/23/20

Online Camp: Holiday Cookies Galore (Ages 8-15 / 3-day)
Monday, 12/21/2020-12/23/2020, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Website
Cost: 75

Camp Description

We’re excited to launch a robust online version of our signature summer cooking camps using live, interactive zoom lessons. Designed to provide children ages 8 to 15 the opportunity to gather together from the comforts of home as we have fun together in the Kitchen.

Limited-size live classes are full of excitement and connection, featuring two recipes each day. We’ll master new kitchen skills from reading recipes and measuring wet/dry ingredients to knife skills as we work our way towards Kitchen independence. Get ready for some kitchen fun – this will be the highlight of your week!

Holiday Cookies Galore
Come enjoy everyone’s favorite sweet holiday escape in this tasty camp where we’ll put your culinary creativity to the test. We’ll learn the techniques to making melt-in-your-mouth cookies and other holiday treats, both savory and sweet. From the classic Snickerdoodle, to Gingerbread Men and Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing; it’s up to you to add your own spin on our classic recipes to create something truly amazing. With holiday tunes and warm cookie smells, we’ll be merry elves getting ready for the holidays as each recipe becomes a masterpiece in the making!

All recipes are vegetarian. If your family has food allergies, many recipes can be easily adjusted in your home to fit gluten-free, dairy-free or egg-free needs.

All camp times are in Eastern Standard.

What’s Included:

Live 2 hour camp experience Monday to Friday
Shopping list and recipes emailed prior
Ingredient Kit add-on available
Parents “How To” video with five tips on how to make our online experience as easy as possible for parents
How This Works

Live Online Class:
We’ll be sharing the same amazing culinary entertainment you’d get if you were in our Kitchen, except you can be in your jammies (no judgement here).

Participation:
Participation is for children with an adult present to chaperone and assist as needed. Siblings are welcome to cook together with sibling registration. Our goal is for the kids to do as much of the cooking as they can. Depending on the day we will be using knives, peelers, zesters/graters and the oven throughout our series so based on your child’s age and kitchen comfort, you will be their sous-chef as needed. Otherwise, we want parents to sit back and enjoy!

Shopping List & Ingredients
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a shopping list for the week along with the recipes so that you can purchase what you need to actively participate. Most ingredients are pantry staples and/or readily available in most grocery stores. OR, let us do the shopping and prep for you by adding on our weekly Ingredient Kit! Ingredient Kits include all ingredients (less milk) to make a family-sized portion of each recipe (i.e. 6 cupcakes). Ingredient Kits are available for those who register before 5pm on the Thursday before the camp week ahead.

Pick-Up or Delivery
Your Ingredient Kit if selected, will be available for pick-up from our Kitchen on the Sunday before your camp from 3-6pm. Delivery is also available for an additional fee.

Accessing the Class:
You will need to download the free Zoom app onto your desktop, tablet or phone before the class. You will receive a separate email that includes a Zoom link to our online class. We recommend joining from a laptop to see better but tablets work just fine as well. Please have all of your ingredients and equipment ready and waiting and your recipes out.

Spread the Word:
Please help us to spread the word to your friends and family ($5 referral reward for each friend or family signup using your link). We’d love to have them cook along with us! Proceeds from online classes will go towards offsetting fixed overhead costs during this difficult time due to COVID-19. #supportsmallbusiness #TBKatHome

Want a private online class for you and your friends, an online birthday party for your child or a fun team-building corporate zoom call? We’d be happy to host you! Email miamiwest@tastebudskitchen.com to arrange.

Pinecrest Gardens presents Banyan Bowl Live featuring Kurt Elling 12/12/20

Pinecrest Gardens presents Banyan Bowl Live featuring Kurt Elling
Saturday, 12/12/2020-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: 15

Pinecrest Gardens presents “Banyan Bowl Live” featuring Kurt Elling

WHAT: Faced with canceling their all-star jazz series due to COVID-19, the village of Pinecrest, FL, has reimagined it as a livestream world-wide event and fundraiser for both Pinecrest Gardens and World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit founded by acclaimed international Chef José Andrés, feeding victims and medical personnel nationwide. The full series will feature Jon Secada, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Grace Kelly, Joey Alexander, and Manhattan Transfer. Tickets are $15 USD each or $87 for the entire series and may be purchased at https://jazzaid.eduvision.tv/liveevents

WHO: Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Declared “the standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times, Elling has garnered unprecedented accolades, including a fourteen-year run atop the DownBeat Critics Poll, a dozen GRAMMY nominations, and eight Jazz Journalists Association awards for “Male Singer of the Year.”

WHERE: Online only at https://jazzaid.eduvision.tv/liveevents

WHEN: Saturday, December 12, at 8:00 PM (20:00) USA Eastern Time

DETAILS: Elling’s most recent release, The Questions, searches for answers to the culture’s most divisive social, political and spiritual issues via the songs of Bob Dylan, Carla Bley and Leonard Bernstein, and the poetry of Rumi and Wallace Stevens. Whether transforming timeless standards or crafting his own enthralling originals, Elling balances elegant lyricism and technical mastery with emotional depth and keen observations into the human condition. “Since the mid-1990s,” hails the Washington Post, “[Elling] has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”

Video: https://jazzaid.eduvision.tv/Default.aspx?q=3SfVi13wT7RGTyAh1tw89HfJBhsJkHGrh7orwU%252f0YSf3WOC50cfs%252fA%253d%253d

Hosted by Tito Puente, Jr, Billboard Music Award winner, & Ceci Velasco, Executive Director of Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive Association. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Buskerfest Hullabaloo 2020 12/19/20

Buskerfest Hullabaloo 2020
Saturday, 12/19/2020-, 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: FREE

It’s time to say au revoir to 2020 with a salute from your favorite perennial Buskerfest Miami performers! The December Street Performance lives on, Saturday, December 19, in a day of FREE live stream performances on our Facebook Page (@buskerfestMiami). Join us for the first (and possibly last) Buskerfest 2020 Hullabaloo!

Buskerfest Miami is a collaborative organization dedicated to improving civic life through public street performance.

We strive for a connected, thriving urban core where the streets of Miami are active and enlivened with local performers, enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. We envision a joyous place that is reflective of the tropical urban landscape and attractive to locals and visitors alike.
We seek to bring this vision to life by:
Building a network of local musicians, visual artists, dancers, poets, acrobats and more.
Uniting private and non-profit organizations for events and performances.
Supporting efforts to recognize the constitutional rights of public performers.
Keeping local government involved in our efforts.
Engaging community stakeholders to help integrate our neighborhoods and districts.
Re-imagining the use and function of Miami’s public spaces

Fourth Annual John Marshall Everglades Symposium 12/11/20

Fourth Annual John Marshall Everglades Symposium
Friday, 12/11/2020-, 10:00 am-04:45 pm
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Cost: Free

The Everglades Foundation has been at the epicenter of Everglades restoration advocacy since the inception of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. This year’s Fourth Annual John Marshall Everglades Symposium will be a celebration of the 20th anniversary of CERP with a focus on the importance of restoration to Florida’s environment, economy, and future.

The virtual event, to be held in a series of panels throughout the day on Friday December 11th between 10:00 am to 4:45 pm, will bring together key players in Everglades restoration into four panel discussions — The Journey of CERP; Our Clean Water Economy; The Next 20 Years; and Future Leaders in Everglades Restoration.

Panelists include: South Florida Water Management District Chairman of the Governing Board Chauncey Goss; Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein; Captains for Clean Water Co-Founder & Program Director Chris Whittman; Local 10 Reporter Glenna Milberg; Maverick Boat Group President Scott Deal; and Encounters in Excellence Co-Founder and Filmmaker Richard Kern.

The Symposium is free of cost and participants can register to attend each individual panel at: https://www.evergladesfoundation.org/john-marshall-symposium

Baila with Marisol Blanco 12/29/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 12/29/2020-12/29/2020, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live this Tuesday, December 29, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live este martes, el 29 de diciembre, a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Baila with Marisol Blanco 12/22/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 12/22/2020-12/22/2020, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live this Tuesday, December 22, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live este martes, el 22 de diciembre, a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Baila with Marisol Blanco 12/15/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 12/15/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live this Tuesday, December 15, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live este martes, el 15 de diciembre, a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa! 12/17/20

Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa!
Thursday, 12/17/2020-12/17/2020, 09:00 pm-11:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa! continues in December, bringing home the sounds and spirit of the Caribbean with a contemporary Miami touch. Rooted in tradition, but also electric and cosmopolitan, this monthly concert series will feature artists like Yoli Mayor, Flamenco Dance, and Cortadito.

For our next concert, on December 17th, the band Cortadito will play traditional Cuban music of the early 20th century; Flamenco Dance will bring us a contemporary Flamenco piece; and Yoli Mayor, known as the “Cuban Adele” of our Magic City, will delight with her powerful vocals.
The performances will be filmed and edited by audiovisual director and producer Juan Enis who has worked with top Spanish and Latin American Artists including Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bose, David Bisbal, Enrique Bunbury, and La Oreja de Van Gogh. He has also directed documentaries for Spanish Television(TVE) and ARTE, the European Television Channel (French and German). Nicaraguan-born and Miami- raised artist Luis Valle, aka El Chan Guri, whose easily recognizable style blends influences from indigenous cultures, and shamanism, will contribute to the visual vocabulary of the series. An internationally recognized artist, his work can be seen throughout South Florida as he has created commissioned murals, and paintings for public art projects, corporate clients, and neighborhood initiatives.
Please join us for the next installment of Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa! hosted by the one-and-only Latin Grammy-nominated DJ and Producer Mr. Pauer, on Thursday, December 17th, starting at 9 p.m., on Facebook.

Nicole Henry Announces Her Eighth Annual Winter Concert 12/19/20

Nicole Henry Announces Her Eighth Annual Winter Concert
Saturday, 12/19/2020-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: 35 (75 VIP)

Nicole Henry announces her Eighth Annual Winter Concert “I Sing Because I’m Happy”
Online from Pinecrest Gardens

To benefit the Miami Music Project
MC Laura Jennings

“A pop-soul superwoman…confidence and mastery.” – The New York Times

Acclaimed jazz recording artist Nicole Henry will premiere her virtual concert “I Sing Because I’m Happy” on Saturday, December 19th at 8pm EST. This 8th Annual Winter Concert, which is supported by presenting sponsor Savage Ticket and benefits Miami Music Project, a 501(c)(3) will be filmed outdoors at Pinecrest Gardens in Miami and will provide a safe, front-row seat to this six-camera, 8-piece band concert experience.

Artist Nicole Henry possesses dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma have earned her a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums, and rave reviews worldwide. She has headlined stages in 20 countries with her band and has also recorded and performed with jazz greats Kirk Whalum, Gerald Clayton, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Michael Feinstein.

Henry will celebrate the season of faith, joy and hope by sharing what inspires her to be happy in spite of the obvious challenges of the day. “I chose the theme, ‘I Sing Because I’m Happy’ because it’s been a year of uncertainty, loss and isolation, and we must make a conscious effort to stay connected with our happiness…collectively.” The concert will be hosted by award-winning TV personality Laurie Jennings and will feature a range of jazz, soul, pop, inspirational and holiday classics. Only one ticket is needed for each household and all ticket buyers will have the opportunity to watch through Dec. 26, 2020. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $75, which include a Pre-Concert Virtual Backstage Experience, Encore Performances, a Post-Concert Zoom Meet & Greet and an Official “Nicole Henry 8th Annual Winter Concert” Beach Bag (U.S. only). Tickets are now on sale at: https://buytickets.at/nicolehenry

The benefitting non-profit organization, Miami Music Project provides free music lessons and instruments to over 850 students annually. These students come from underserved communities in Miami-Dade County and with support of Miami Music Project, 100% of the graduates from this 11-year old organization have all gone on to college with scholarships.

Media contact:
Kimberly Chmura
KCC Productions
+1 (305) 332-2623

Yoga Mornings on Facebook Live 12/19/20

Yoga Mornings on Facebook Live
Saturday, 12/19/2020-, 09:00 am-10:00 am
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Cost: Free

Yoga Mornings at the New World Center, presented by Jackson Health System, is a monthly community vinyasa yoga series.
To maintain the safest environment for patrons, all Yoga Mornings will be offered online via the NWS Facebook page until further notice.
This free event is suitable for all levels. No advance purchase required. Make sure to have plenty of space, a yoga mat, your favorite juice, or anything else you’d like to help you get the most out of this experience. For additional information, call the New World Symphony Box Office at 305.673.3331.
We love hearing from you. Share your Yoga Mornings experience using the hashtag #NWSYogaMornings!
All NWS Yoga Mornings take place from 9AM – 10AM on the days listed below.
Upcoming NWS Yoga Mornings:
Saturday, December 19
Saturday, January 9
Saturday, February 6
Saturday, March 6
Saturday, April 3
Saturday, May 15

Live from our Living Room: NWS Fellows 12/18/20

Live from our Living Room: NWS Fellows
Friday, 12/18/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Our next Live from our Living Room performance is just around the corner! This series features NWS Fellows performing live chamber music concerts. What began from their home in Miami Beach last March when the pandemic first struck, is now broadcasting from the New World Center stage (safely & within CDC and local guidelines). The next live stream concert will feature performances by Fellows, alumni, and guests including Violin Fellow Katherine Kobylarz and Piano Fellow Kevin Ritenauer performing music by Andy Akiho and more! Each Live from our Living Room is streamed on Facebook Live and includes Fellow remarks and an opportunity to chat with the Fellows throughout the performances and ask any questions you may have. Make sure you mark your calendars and join us on Friday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. EST, LIVE on @NewWorldSymphony’s Facebook page! To learn more, visit: nwsym.ph/3eVbNvG.

Check out the evening program below:

Andy Akiho Hammers for Violin and Toy Piano (2019)

Sergei Prokofiev Sonata in C major for Two Violins, Op. 56 (1932)
Andante cantabile
Allegro
Commodo (quasi allegretto)
Allegro con brio

Alfred Schnittke Moz-Art (after K. 416d) for Two Violins (1978)

Béla Bartók Selections from 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz.98, BB 104 (1931)
No. 37: Prelude and Canon
No. 39: Serbian Dance
No. 28: Sorrow
No. 43: Pizzicato
No. 44: Transylvanian Dance

Anonymous Danzón Guinda
As played by Juan Reynoso
Arranged by Paul Anastacio

Brian Raphael Nabors Sonata for Cello and Piano (2017)
Pesante
Reflective
Leggiero
The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. In the 33 years since its co-founding by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and Lin and Ted Arison, NWS has helped launch the careers of more than 1,150 alumni worldwide. A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty. Relationships with these artists are extended through NWS’s extensive distance learning via the internet.

Life Time Coral Gables Virtual Cooking and Cocktail + Mocktail Class Healthy Holiday Recipes 12/10/20

Life Time Coral Gables Virtual Cooking and Cocktail + Mocktail Class Healthy Holiday Recipes
Thursday, 12/10/2020-, 06:30 pm-07:30 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

You’re invited to join us on Thursday, December 10th at 6:30pm for an hour-long live, Virtual Cooking and Cocktail + Mocktail Class! Our LifeCafe Manager, Rodrigo Alva, will walk you through two easy, healthy appetizers & cocktail (or mocktail) recipe that you can make at home this holiday season.

Below, please find the link where you can RSVP to the event as well as additional information about the event:

https://lifetime.formstack.com/forms/virtual_dec_10

Gorillaz Song Machine Live on LIVENow Virtual Event – Miami 12/13/20

Gorillaz Song Machine Live on LIVENow – Buy Tickets USD 15 – Virtual Event – Miami
Sunday, 12/13/2020-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: Virtual Ticket: USD 15.0

Nothing is going to stop Gorillaz from performing live for you in 2020! The Gorillaz have announced their first performance in over two years, SONG MACHINE LIVE. The livestream concert will combine unique visuals from their resident animator, Jamie Hewlett, with the Gorillaz performing their new album, Song Machine Season One – Strange Timez. Only on LIVENow.

Venue Details: Online, Miami, Florida, 33101, United States

Life Time Coral Gables Virtual Cooking and Cocktail + Mocktail Class Healthy Holiday Recipes 12/10/20

Life Time Coral Gables Virtual Cooking and Cocktail + Mocktail Class Healthy Holiday Recipes
Thursday, 12/10/2020-, 06:30 pm-07:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

You’re invited to join us on Thursday, December 10th at 6:30pm for an hour-long live, Virtual Cooking and Cocktail + Mocktail Class! Our LifeCafe Manager, Rodrigo Alva, will walk you through two easy, healthy appetizers & cocktail (or mocktail) recipe that you can make at home this holiday season.

Below you will find the link where you can RSVP:

https://lifetime.formstack.com/forms/virtual_dec_10

Learn What Shines and Shimmers for New Year’s Eve on the Next In Style with The Galleria Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live 12/15/20

Learn What Shines and Shimmers for New Year’s Eve on the Next In Style with The Galleria Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live
Tuesday, 12/15/2020-, 05:30 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Watch and learn as hosts Carlos Marrero and Lisa Opie showcase fashions that shimmer and shine for New Year’s Eve on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s In Style with The Galleria virtual series. Tune-in to Facebook Live on Tuesday, December 15, at 5:30 p.m., for this timely shopping segment to help effortlessly ring-in the new year.

In Style with The Galleria, produced by the mall to showcase fashion, beauty, health and other shopping trends/items, is the third virtual series created by The Galleria to entertain and inform South Florida audiences during COVID-19 quarantine. This series joins Happy Hour with The Galleria and the popular Cooking with The Galleria featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo which can be viewed on demand at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Extended holiday hours for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale begin December 6. Please visit galleriamall-fl.com/galleria-2020-holiday-hours for a full schedule. Dining establishments including Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Blue Martini offer full-service dining and take-out and may have varying hours. The mall continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Live Studio Visits: Carlos Estévez with Maritza Lacayo 12/10/2020

Live Studio Visits: Carlos Estévez with Maritza Lacayo
Thursday, 12/10/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Live Studio Visits, a series that highlights local artists through virtual visits with PAMM curators. Get a first-hand look at the artists’ work and practice through this intimate lens.

This month, artist Carlos Estévez will join in conversation with PAMM Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator Maritza Lacayo. They will discuss his deep interest in the questions of human spirituality that animate his work. The imagery that populates his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations bear a dreamy, child-like quality, with recurring references to marionettes, automatons, fantastical architectures, cosmic geometries, angelic beings, and strange, chimerical creatures.

Amerant Art Virtual Panel 12/8/20

Amerant Art Virtual Panel
Tuesday, 12/08/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Building on a 40-year legacy of supporting the arts, Amerant showcases a series of art exhibitions in its corporate spaces featuring artists whose talents inspire, entertain and amaze. During these unusual times, when we are all practicing social distancing, Amerant decided to adopt a new approach to continue supporting the arts. We will be hosting a VIRTUAL LIVE PANEL introducing a select number of the artists from its newest exhibition at Amerant Bank’s headquarters in Coral Gables.

Join us virtually, December 8th, as we get to know the master minds behind the arts on a deeper level. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and lead the way through the virtual exhibition of Amerant Art.

Baila with Marisol Blanco 12/8/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 12/08/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live this Tuesday, December 8, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live este martes, el 8 de diciembre, a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live 12/12/20

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live
Saturday, 12/12/2020-, 11:00 am-11:30 am
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Cost: Free

The Koubek Center in collaboration with Fundación Cuatrogatos and with the support of Miami Book Fair present Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! We are re-imagining our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic.

Kids can invite their favorite stuffed animals, GI Joes, dolls, and toys to join them on a blanket, or have their BFF connect at the same time!

Our 30-minute bilingual Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! will feature story time, mime and circus performances, children’s theatre, music, percussion and arts and crafts demos, and will be live-streamed. Gather your loved ones at home and join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, December 12th at 11 a.m.

With the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida Cultural Affairs Division.

bit.ly/StorybookPicnicLive

Junto a nuestros amigos de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y con el apoyo de la Feria del Libro de Miami, el Koubek Center está re-imaginando nuestros Picnics de Libros como Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!. A través de nuestros Picnics queremos alentar a los más pequeños a que se inventen su propio picnic en casa al mismo tiempo que se unan a nuestro picnic virtual.

Los niños pueden invitar a sus animalitos de peluche favoritos, sacar sus GI Joes, muñecas y juguetes, y traerlos a su manta de picnic. Y además, también pueden invitar a sus mejores amigos a que se conecten al mismo tiempo para poder compartir virtualmente juntos.

Nuestro Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! durará 30 minutos y será bilingüe. Incluirá un momento para cuentos, actuaciones de mimo y de circo, teatro de niños, música, percusión y manualidades. Reúna a sus seres queridos en casa y acompáñenos en Facebook Live el sábado, 12 de diciembre a las 11 a.m.

Gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de Miami-Dade County y del Estado de la Florida.

bit.ly/StorybookPicnicLive

Pinecrest Gardens Presents JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl with Kurt Elling 12/12/20

Pinecrest Gardens Presents JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl with Kurt Elling
Saturday, 12/12/2020-, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: $15 OR $75/remaining 6 shows

Determined to keep the music alive this season, Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, is hosting ‘JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl’ to help feed America and bring jazz masters to the homes and hearts of viewers nationwide. GRAMMY winner KURT ELLING is the next artist scheduled to perform in the concert series, which will broadcast live from the acoustically magnificent Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, December 12. During the 2020-21 concert season, jazz fans also can enjoy live-streamed performances by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Grace Kelly, Joey Alexander, and The Manhattan Transfer. The cost is $15 for an individual performance and $75 for the remaining six shows, with a generous portion of ticket sales being donated to the World Central Kitchen. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid.

Africa Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 12/1/20

Africa Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Tuesday, 12/01/2020-02/28/2021, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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Cost: Free

Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) presents “Africa: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” an exhibition focused on a dialogue between established African artists born on the continent and those living in the Diaspora. Drawing on post-colonial themes, artists explore a range of issues such as national identity, economic disparity, spirituality and migration in various styles and mediums. The encounter aims to address ideas evolving out of diverse colonial conditions where artists continually adapt, quote, and critique European strategies and representations of Africa. View the exhibition at www.artinopalocka.org.

“What is Contemporary African Art” features artists Laurence Lemaoana (South Africa) and Georgina Maxim (Zimbabwe/Germany) and curator/art historian Tumelo Mosaka (South Africa/NYC). View virtual artists’ talk at: https://artinopalocka.org/fb-live-talk-artist-and-curator/.

“Agency, Subjectivity, and Space in Modern/Contemporary African Art” features artist and art historian, Thembinkosi Goniwe (South Africa). View virtual lecture at: https://artinopalocka.org/thembinkosi-goniwe-leads-a-lecture-on-modern-art/.

“Interpreting Art at All Ages” offers children of all ages an opportunity to engage with works of art in the exhibition “Africa: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” using their observation and critical thinking skills. Their submissions will published on the Art in Opa-locka website. View youth program at: https://artinopalocka.org/olcdc-x-community-youth-project/.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 11/28/20 – 1/3/20

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Saturday, 11/28/2020-01/03/2021, 09:00 pm-10:30 pm
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Cost: $50

Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life as Tony Award® winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…) plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed. This theatrical achievement comes from the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival – Once on this Island).

Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays. The Hollywood Reporter declares, “It’s a towering achievement! You’ve seen it before, but not like this.” And the Los Angeles Times raves, “Mays is a rare gem and Arden is ingenious. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift this season.”

Find the Perfect Gift During In Style with The Galleria Virtual Series 12/8/20

Find the Perfect Gift During In Style with The Galleria Virtual Series
Tuesday, 12/08/2020-, 05:30 pm-06:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Take the stress out of holiday shopping and get a preview of what’s hot this season on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s In Style with The Galleria free virtual series. Join host Carlos Marrero and The Galleria’s Melissa Milroy on Facebook Live, Tuesday, December 8, at 5:30 p.m. for a fun and festive shopping segment offering tips and ideas for finding the perfect gifts.

In Style with The Galleria, produced by the mall to showcase fashion, beauty, health and other shopping trends/items, is the third free virtual series created by The Galleria to entertain and inform South Florida audiences during COVID-19 quarantine. This series joins Happy Hour with The Galleria and the popular Cooking with The Galleria featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo which can be viewed on demand at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has resumed its normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, plus continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Retailers are open, as well as dining establishments Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro that are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

The South Beach Chamber Ensemble presents Black Voices An Evening of Music and Thought 12/6/20

The South Beach Chamber Ensemble presents Black Voices An Evening of Music and Thought
Sunday, 12/06/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

The South Beach Chamber Ensemble
presents
Black VoicesS
An Evening of Music and Thought

with guest speakers Allison Matulli and Darius Daughtry
Hosted by Nicole Henry

WHAT: The South Beach Chamber Ensemble presents a FREE Livestream broadcast of the South Beach Chamber Ensemble performing chamber music by African-American and African-French composers, with poetry and performance by Allison Matulli and Darius V. Daughtry

The program comprises four works:

Joseph Bologne: String Quartet #1 in C major (1771)
Jessie Montgomery: Strum (2012)
DBR: String Quartet No. 1, “X” (1993)
George Walker: String Quartet #1(1946)

WHO: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) was a champion fencer, classical composer, virtuoso violinist, friend of Mozart and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris. Today the Chevalier de Saint-Georges is best remembered as the first known classical composer who was of African ancestry; he composed numerous string quartets and other instrumental music, and opera.

Jessie Montgomery is an acclaimed composer, violinist, and educator. She is the recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award from the ASCAP Foundation, and her works are performed frequently around the world by leading musicians and ensembles. Her music interweaves classical music with elements of vernacular music, improvisation, language, and social justice, placing her squarely as one of the most relevant interpreters of 21st-century American sound and experience.

Daniel Bernard Roumain (“DBR”) is a prolific and endlessly collaborative composer, performer, educator, and social entrepreneur. “About as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (New York Times), DBR has worked with artists from Philip Glass to Bill T. Jones to Lady Gaga; appeared on NPR, American Idol, and ESPN; and has collaborated with the Sydney Opera House and the City of Burlington, Vermont. He has been acclaimed as a violinist and activist.

George Theophilus Walker (1922-2018) was an American composer, pianist, and organist, who was the first African American to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for “Lilacs” in 1996. Over the course of five decades, he balanced a career as a concert pianist, teacher, and composer. In 1946, Walker composed his String Quartet #1. A string orchestra arrangement of the second movement of that work received its world premiere in a radio broadcast that was conducted by pianist Seymour Lipkin. Originally titled “Lament”, Walker later changed the title to “Lyric for Strings.” It has been one of the most frequently performed orchestral works by a living American composer.

The performers:

The South Beach Chamber Ensemble was founded in 1997 by Michael Andrews. It began with a free concert of Haydn and Dvorak Piano Trios at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach. Our Music in Beautiful Spaces series has been supported by Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs for more than 20 years. The ensemble is one of the only arts organizations in south Florida dedicated to offering affordable chamber music programs to new audiences while showcasing local musical talent. Music in Motion: Miami to Rio, August and September 2005, was a great success. Our performances of Villa-Lobos, Copland and Mendelssohn at the Villa-Lobos Museum, Rio de Janeiro and Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, were well received in both countries. Music in Motion: Miami-Argentina-Brazil, September 2007, included concerts and student programs in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Buenos Aires, Miami Beach and Miami Shores.

Tony Seepersad, violin
Ericmar Perez, violin
JT Kane, viola
Michael Andrews, cello

For more information visit http://sobechamberensemble.org/

WHEN: Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern Time (USA)

VIEW: http://sobechamberensemble.org/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sobechamber/
YOUTUBE:https://www.youtube.com/user/sobechamberensemble

Directly from the Miami Beach Woman’s Club, founded in the wake of the devastating 1926 hurricane, by some of Miami Beach’s most renowned and influential women, with the intent of fostering neighborly friendship and community. Today in 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, the organization will host this exciting concert devoted to the contributions of the African diaspora to the literature of classical music. The mission of the Global Arts Project is to provide greater access to live performing arts.

Black Voices is part of the
Artscape “Safe & Sound” Streaming Series
Produced by
The Global Arts Project & Collins Park Neighborhood Association

El Ensamble de la Cámera de South Beach presenta Voces Negras Una velada de música y pensamiento 12/6/20

El Ensamble de la Cámera de South Beach presenta Voces Negras Una velada de música y pensamiento
Sunday, 12/06/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
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Cost: Free

EL ENSAMBLE DE LA CÁMARA DE SOUTH BEACH
presenta
VOCES NEGRAS
Una velada de música y pensamiento

con los oradores invitados Allison Matulli y Darius Daughtry
Organizado por Nicole Henry

QUÉ: South Beach Chamber Ensemble presenta una transmisión en vivo GRATUITA del South Beach Chamber Ensemble interpretando música de cámara de compositores afroamericanos y afro-franceses, con poesía e interpretación de Allison Matulli y Darius V. Daughtry

El programa consta de cuatro obras:

Joseph Bologne: Cuarteto de cuerdas # 1 en Do mayor (1771)
Jessie Montgomery: rasgueo (2012)
DBR: Cuarteto de cuerda No. 1, “X” (1993)
George Walker: Cuarteto de cuerdas # 1 (1946)

QUIÉN: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) fue un campeón de esgrima, compositor clásico, violinista virtuoso, amigo de Mozart y director de la principal orquesta sinfónica de París. Hoy en día, el Chevalier de Saint-Georges es mejor recordado como el primer compositor clásico conocido de ascendencia africana; compuso numerosos cuartetos de cuerda y otra música instrumental y ópera.

Jessie Montgomery es un compositor, violinista y educador aclamado. Ha recibido el premio Leonard Bernstein de la Fundación ASCAP y sus obras se interpretan con frecuencia en todo el mundo por destacados músicos y conjuntos. Su música entrelaza la música clásica con elementos de la música vernácula, la improvisación, el lenguaje y la justicia social, lo que la coloca directamente como una de las intérpretes más relevantes del sonido y la experiencia estadounidenses del siglo XXI.

Daniel Bernard Roumain (“DBR”) es un compositor, intérprete, educador y emprendedor social prolífico y que colabora constantemente. “Tan omnívoro como se vuelve un artista contemporáneo” (New York Times), DBR ha trabajado con artistas desde Philip Glass hasta Bill T. Jones y Lady Gaga; apareció en NPR, American Idol y ESPN; y ha colaborado con la Ópera de Sydney y la Ciudad de Burlington, Vermont. Ha sido aclamado como violinista y activista.

George Theophilus Walker (1922-2018) fue un compositor, pianista y organista estadounidense, que fue el primer afroamericano en ganar el Premio Pulitzer de Música por “Lilacs” en 1996. A lo largo de cinco décadas, equilibró una carrera como concertista de piano, profesor y compositor. En 1946, Walker compuso su String Quartet # 1. Un arreglo de orquesta de cuerdas del segundo movimiento de esa obra recibió su estreno mundial en una transmisión de radio que fue dirigida por el pianista Seymour Lipkin. Originalmente titulado “Lament”, Walker luego cambió el título a “Lyric for Strings”. Ha sido una de las obras orquestales más interpretadas por un compositor estadounidense vivo.

Los artistas:

El conjunto de cámara de South Beach fue fundado en 1997 por Michael Andrews. Comenzó con un concierto gratuito de Haydn y Dvorak Piano Trios en el Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach. Nuestra serie Music in Beautiful Spaces ha sido apoyada por el Consejo de Artes Culturales de Miami Beach y el Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de Miami-Dade durante más de 20 años. El conjunto es una de las únicas organizaciones artísticas en el sur de Florida dedicada a ofrecer programas de música de cámara asequibles a nuevas audiencias mientras muestra el talento musical local. Music in Motion: Miami to Rio, agosto y septiembre de 2005, fue un gran éxito. Nuestras actuaciones de Villa-Lobos, Copland y Mendelssohn en el Museo Villa-Lobos, Río de Janeiro y el Museo de Arte Bass, Miami Beach, fueron bien recibidas en ambos países. Music in Motion: Miami-Argentina-Brasil, septiembre de 2007, incluyó conciertos y programas para estudiantes en Río de Janeiro, Salvador, Buenos Aires, Miami Beach y Miami Shores.

Tony Seepersad, violín
Ericmar Perez, violín
JT Kane, viola
Michael Andrews, violonchelo

Para obtener más información, visite http://sobechamberensemble.org/

CUÁNDO: Domingo 6 de diciembre de 2020 de 6:00 a 7:30 p.m., hora del este (EE. UU.)

VER: http://sobechamberensemble.org/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sobechamber/
YOUTUBE: https: //www.youtube.com/user/sobechamberensemble

Directamente desde el Miami Beach Woman’s Club, fundado a raíz del devastador huracán de 1926, por algunas de las mujeres más famosas e influyentes de Miami Beach, con la intención de fomentar la amistad y la comunidad entre vecinos. Hoy en 2020, durante la pandemia de coronavirus, la organización acogerá este emocionante concierto dedicado a las contribuciones de la diáspora africana a la literatura de la música clásica. La misión del Global Arts Project es brindar un mayor acceso a las artes escénicas en vivo.

Black Voices es parte del
Serie de transmisión “Safe & Sound” de Artscape
Producido por
The Global Arts Project y Collins Park Neighborhood Association

Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) Fundraiser 12/3/20

PR Representative
Thursday, 12/03/2020-12/06/2020, 08:00 pm-
Virtual Location
Cost: Free (auction items’ prices vary)

The annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) fundraiser to financially support and bring awareness for ocean conservation is going virtual.

World-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey and his daughter, GHOF Project Manager Jessica Harvey, will broadcast from their home port of Grand Cayman, where they will take viewers on a tour through the year of GHOF research and education highlights and look back on Dr. Harvey’s lifetime of ocean conservation work. Viewers will get face to face with sharks, marlin and invited celebrity guests, including a special musical performance, all from the comfort of their own home.

Auction items will be available when the event kicks-off Dec. 3 at 8 pm EST through Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. EST. The silent auction will feature original and reproduced Guy Harvey artwork, a fishing excursion with Dr. Harvey in the Cayman Islands, fishing trips to Panama and Costa Rica, jewelry for him and her, and other unique gift items just in time for the holidays. All of the proceeds from the evening benefit the GHOF’s ocean research and education efforts.

The annual fundraiser benefits the GHOF which conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities and to make a donation visit GuyHarvey.com or e-mail GHOF@GuyHarvey.com.

SMDCAC Presents Manual Cinema’s A Christmas Carol 12/12/20

SMDCAC Presents Manual Cinema’s A Christmas Carol
Saturday, 12/12/2020-, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: $15

In this LIVE, virtual event presented by SMDCAC, interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on the Charles Dickens holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home. An avowed holiday skeptic, Aunt Trudy has been recruited to channel her late husband Joe’s famous Christmas cheer. From the isolation of her Chicago apartment, she reconstructs his annual Christmas Carol puppet show – over a Zoom call while the family celebrates Christmas Eve under lockdown. But as Trudy becomes more absorbed in her own version of the story, the puppets take on a life of their own, and the family’s call transforms into a stunning cinematic adaptation of Dickens’s classic ghost story. Tickets are available November 30.

12th Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival Fort Lauderdale 12/3/20,12/4/20,12/5/20,12/6/20

12th Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 12/03/2020-12/06/2020, 08:00 am-11:30 pm
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Cost: Prices for individual films are $7.50 each and value packages range from $37.50 to $100.

The 12th edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale, a bi-annual film festival whose mission is to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain, and educate, is going virtual! Building upon the success of its Miami-based virtual film festival held online earlier this year, the Fort Lauderdale edition, presented by Gilead Sciences and Broward County, will showcase 21 world-class contemplative, comedic and creative films from 11 countries, (several making their US debuts during the streaming festival). All of the films will be made available to viewers throughout the state of Florida from December 3 – 6, 2020. The festival will also host livestreamed special events with cocktail happy hours, talent and Q & A sessions as a way to virtually tie the community together.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines and community safety, this year’s festival will feature the OUTshine Drive-OUT film Cowboys (USA), a critically acclaimed drama, on Thursday, December 4, at 7 p.m. at Pier 66 Marina (2150 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale). Awarded “Outstanding Performance in a U.S. Feature” at Outfest LGBT Film Festival and “Best Screenplay” at the TriBeCa Film Festival, Cowboys stars Steve Zahn (Treme’, Modern Family, Dallas Buyers Club) as Troy, a father who tries to liberate his young transgender son by taking him to Canada, but as a frustrated female detective spearheads an investigation, she discovers that the child’s family situation is more complicated than she thought. Director Anna Kerrigan has created a powerful story that propels this modern-day western forward with an uncommon emotional veracity.

Another event of note in this year’s line-up is the Saturday, December 5, 7 p.m. free community 10th anniversary screening of BearCity (USA), an outrageous, hilarious and authentic touching portrait of a group of friends trying to get by via laughing, loving and sex-ing in New York City. A virtual cast reunion and interactive Q & A will follow the film. Other highlights include the US premiere of the romantic drama Walking with Shadows (Nigeria), the award-winning international comedy-drama Goodbye Mother (Thưa mẹ con đi) (Vietnam), the award-winning international drama No Hard Feelings (Germany) and the feature thriller Through A Glass Darkly (USA). A virtual closing awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 6, at 8 p.m. via Zoom.

A full list of films and descriptions can be found at outshinefilm.com.

Tickets for the 12th edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival Fort Lauderdale are on sale, now, at outshinefilm.com. Prices for individual films are $7.50 each and value packages range from $37.50 to $100. Opening night drive-in tickets are $40 per vehicle. OUTshine members and annual passholders receive discounts on all packages.

For additional information about OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival memberships and film packages, call (305) 751-6305 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

About OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival with a mission to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain and educate. Launched separately – in 1998, as The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and in 2008, as the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – both editions were brought together under one brand to become the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Encompassing brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multicultural locations, OUTshine is internationally acclaimed as the largest LGBTQ+ cultural arts festival in the southeastern United States. OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. For more information, call 877-766-8156, visit us at outshinefilm.com and follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

Conversations at MOCA: Raul de Nieves + Risa Puleo 12/3/20

Conversations at MOCA: Raul de Nieves + Risa Puleo
Thursday, 12/03/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Join artist Raul De Nieves in conversation with exhibition curator Risa Puleo via Zoom as they discuss De Nieves’ exhibition “Eternal Return & the Obsidian Heart”; his history, art and performance practice; and De Nieves’ affinity for punk rock, performance and mysticism.

RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4916045156353/WN_xdL6r3hKTcWQbdDST6npUw​

Conversations at MOCA: Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art 12/5/20

Conversations at MOCA: Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art
Saturday, 12/05/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Join artists Edouard Duval-Carrie and Asser Saint-Val in a conversation that pays tribute to Haiti’s rich cultural and artistic heritage as these contemporary painters discuss the history of their practice. Moderated by Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig PhD.

RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2216046784648/WN_SGI-hMvUR1KmwXufCnzfoQ

Virtual MOCA miniMakers: Miami Art Week Edition 12/5/20

Virtual MOCA miniMakers: Miami Art Week Edition
Saturday, 12/05/2020-, 02:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

Children ages 6–12 and their families are invited to MOCA’s signature make-and-take workshops, taught by local working artists. Creative workshops are inspired by MOCA’s current exhibitions.
Watch via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MOCANoMi/live/

Live from our Living Room: December 4th 12/4/20

Live from our Living Room: December 4th
Friday, 12/04/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for our next Live from our Living Room performance! This series features NWS Fellows performing live chamber music concerts. What began from their home in Miami Beach last March when the pandemic first struck, is now broadcasting from the New World Center stage (safely & within CDC and local guidelines). The next live stream concert will feature performances by Fellows, alumni, and guests including Viola Fellow Jacquelyn O’Brien and Harp Fellow Phoebe Powell performing music by Alberto Ginastera and others! Each Live from our Living Room is streamed on Facebook Live and includes Fellow remarks and an opportunity to chat with the Fellows throughout the performances and ask any questions you may have. Make sure you mark your calendars and join us on Friday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. EST, LIVE on @NewWorldSymphony’s Facebook page! To learn more, visit: https://nwsym.ph/3pqnr6p.

Check out the evening program below:

Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes (1953)
I. Theme for Cello and Harp (Adagio molto espressivo)

Paul Hindemith Der Schwanendreher (The Swan Turner) (1935)
II. “Now grow leaves, little linden tree, grow leaves”: Very calm – Fugato: “The Cuckoo Sat on the Fence”

Astor Piazzolla Le Grand Tango (1982)

Max Reger Suite No. 2 in D major for Solo Viola, Op. 131d (1914-15)
Con moto (non troppo vivace)
Andante
Allegretto – Quasi meno mosso – Allegretto
Vivace

César Franck Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano (1886)
Allegro ben moderato
Allegro
Ben moderato: Recitativo – Fantasia
Allegretto poco mosso

Upcoming Dates for Live from our Living Room Series:
Friday, December 18 at 7:00 PM

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. In the 33 years since its co-founding by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and Lin and Ted Arison, NWS has helped launch the careers of more than 1,150 alumni worldwide. A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty. Relationships with these artists are extended through NWS’s extensive distance learning via the internet.

Virtual Sunday Stories: Miami Art Week Edition 12/6/20

Virtual Sunday Stories: Miami Art Week Edition
Sunday, 12/06/2020-, 11:30 am-
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Cost: Free

Children ages 1–5 enjoy a story reading from “Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas” by Gail Piernas-Davenport and Marion Eldridge, followed by a hands-on early childhood art project. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to stay and create with their children.
Watch via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MOCANoMi/live/

Virtual MOCA Tour 11/29/20

Virtual MOCA Tour
Sunday, 11/29/2020-, 03:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

On Sunday, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at 3:00 p.m., MOCA’s Curator of Education Amanda Covach will provide a virtual tour of MOCA’s current exhibitions “Raúl De Nieves: Eternal Return & The Obsidian Heart” and “Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art,” Selection from the Betty and Isaac Rudman Trust Collection.

RSVP for Nov. 29 Virtual Tour: http://bit.ly/MOCA1129
RSVP for Dec. 6 Virtual Tour: http://bit.ly/MOCA1206

SMDCAC Presents Manual Cinema’s A Christmas Carol 12/19/20

SMDCAC Presents Manual Cinema’s A Christmas Carol
Saturday, 12/19/2020-, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: $15

In this LIVE, virtual event presented by SMDCAC, interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on the Charles Dickens holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home. An avowed holiday skeptic, Aunt Trudy has been recruited to channel her late husband Joe’s famous Christmas cheer. From the isolation of her Chicago apartment, she reconstructs his annual Christmas Carol puppet show – over a Zoom call while the family celebrates Christmas Eve under lockdown. But as Trudy becomes more absorbed in her own version of the story, the puppets take on a life of their own, and the family’s call transforms into a stunning cinematic adaptation of Dickens’s classic ghost story.

Tickets are available November 30: https://smdcac.org/events/manual-cinemas-christmas-carol

SMDCAC Presents Manual Cinema’s A Christmas Carol 12/20/20

SMDCAC Presents Manual Cinema’s A Christmas Carol
Sunday, 12/20/2020-, 04:00 pm-
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Cost: $15

In this LIVE, virtual event presented by SMDCAC, interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on the Charles Dickens holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home. An avowed holiday skeptic, Aunt Trudy has been recruited to channel her late husband Joe’s famous Christmas cheer. From the isolation of her Chicago apartment, she reconstructs his annual Christmas Carol puppet show – over a Zoom call while the family celebrates Christmas Eve under lockdown. But as Trudy becomes more absorbed in her own version of the story, the puppets take on a life of their own, and the family’s call transforms into a stunning cinematic adaptation of Dickens’s classic ghost story.

Tickets are available November 30: https://smdcac.org/events/manual-cinemas-christmas-carol

Unity Through Art 12/3/20

Unity Through Art
Thursday, 12/03/2020-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: $360

Hillel at FIU Presents ‘Unity Through Art,’ a virtual discussion taking place on December 3 from the home of Alan Kluger and Amy Dean, Founding member of Kluger Kaplan P.L., and Retired Judge, respectively. Moderated by Laura Raiffe, Alan and Amy will talk about art with renowned contemporary artists and curators, including Tschabalala Self, Xaviera Simmons, & David Castillo. A donation of $360 or more gives you a complimentary ticket to the virtual art discussion.

Hope for the Holidays 12/3/20

Hope for the Holidays
Thursday, 12/03/2020-, 05:00 pm-
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Cost: $20

Hope for the Holidays presented by JM Family Enterprises and Bank of America will bring you an exclusive experience of holiday “How-Tos” that you can do in the leisure of your own home. Join us for an evening of fun, do-it-yourself holiday activities, comprised of interior design tips, cocktails and cuisines, along with behind the scenes information on your local Red Cross. Proceeds will support our disaster response and relief efforts.

Wine.com Virtual Champagne Tasting 12/1/20

Wine.com Virtual Champagne Tasting
Tuesday, 12/01/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: 0

Wine.com’s Wine Educator, Gwendolyn Osborn, will be leading the conversation with three of Champagne’s highest acclaimed winemakers as they discuss the Champagne region, home to the world’s most prized bubbly. Special guests will include Chef de Caves Benoît Gouez (Moet & Chandon), Didier Mariotti (Veuve Clicquot), and Frédéric Panaiotis (Ruinart) who will talk through the history, wine portfolio, and distinctive styles of each brand.
During the event, guests will have the opportunity to experience a unique tasting of all three champagnes. To participate, order your package of three 375mL bottles of Veuve Clicquot, Moet, and Ruinart through Wine.com. Separately register for the event through the link below.

Register here: https://wine.zoom.us/webinar/register/8816052012334/WN_WbyF-Z5SRMKGs4ma0J8EeA

Purchase champagne tasting trio here: https://www.wine.com/product/champagne-tasting-trio-375ml-half-bottles/686436?s=taste-champagne#promoBarModal

Virtual Views: MY BODY, MY RULES 12/5/20

Virtual Views: MY BODY, MY RULES
Saturday, 12/05/2020-, 02:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join PAMM for a special look into the recently opened group exhibition MY BODY, MY RULES, organized by Jennifer Inacio, PAMM Associate Curator. Inacio will highlight selected exhibition works that focus on performance as she discusses exhibition themes such as women’s authority and power over their own experiences and mainstream ideals imposed on the image of the female body.

Virtual Visit from Santa Claus! 12/12/20

Virtual Visit from Santa Claus!
Saturday, 12/12/2020-12/12/2020, 10:00 am-12:45 pm
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Cost: $35

Santa Claus is coming safely into your own home directly from the North Pole to visit your child!
Our Virtual Visit from Santa Claus brings 45 minutes of fun and excitement, the session includes a personalized Santa greeting filled with games, stories, and Holiday music via Zoom.

3 Sessions Available
Session 1 – 10 am to 10:45 am • 15 kids*
Session 2 – 11am to 11:45 am • 15 kids*
Session 3 – 12 pm to 12:45 pm • 15 Kids*
• Kids will be sharing the session with up to fifteen other ticket holders*

Also, every child will receive a Personalized Santa Nice List Certificate & 2 tickets for Crayola Experience Orlando* *Limited to 4 tickets per family.

Homebuying 101 12/2/20

Homebuying 101
Wednesday, 12/02/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: free

This presentation covers the basics of the homebuying process and gets you best prepared to find your dream home. You’ll learn:

The steps involved in the homebuying process
The variety of lending options available when trying to buy a home
Everything you’ll need to have for a successful closing
And more!

BrightStar Credit Union – Buying a Home in Today’s Market 12/9/20

BrightStar Credit Union – Buying a Home in Today’s Market
Wednesday, 12/09/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

This presentation discusses the current home market and how you can best prepare for success when looking to buy or sell your home. You’ll learn:

Details about the current buying and selling markets

Where are home values headed over the next year

How real estate agents help you buy/sell your home

And more!

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL Raising Funds for Annual Harvest Drive Through Dec. 1 11/17/20, 11/18/20, 11/19/20, 11/20/20, 11/21/20, 11/22/20, 11/23/20, 11/24/20, 11/25/20, 11/26/20, 11/27/20, 11/28/20, 11/29/20, 11/30/20, 12/1/20

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL Raising Funds for Annual Harvest Drive Through Dec. 1
Tuesday, 11/17/2020-12/01/2020, 12:00 am-
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Cost:

Fort Lauderdale-based Freedland Harwin Valori, PL (FHV), along with the Rotary Club of Weston and Huntington Learning Center, are asking for the community’s support to raise funds for the annual Harvest Drive, which helps feed families in need. The organizations will be collecting funds through Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Constraints on food collection and volunteer involvement due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the need for help from the community, to ensure that families in need have food this holiday season. With a goal to provide 1,500 families with students in Broward County Public Schools two full bags of non-perishable groceries (40 pounds of food) and a $25 gift card, the organizations are asking for monetary donations of any amount.

Donations can be made via Venmo at @RotaryFeeds, CashApp at $WestonRotary, and PayPal at reho7@aol.com.

In addition to giving to a great cause, everyone who donates, regardless of the amount, will be entered in a raffle to win a $1,000 American Express gift card. To be entered in the raffle, donors simply need to email a screenshot of their donation to rotaryfeeds@gmail.com.

For more information about Harvest Drive, visit www.harvestdriveflorida.com.

Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest 12/2/20

Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest
Wednesday, 12/02/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest. This panel highlights the critical role of Black womxn artists and cultural producers within the current social and political landscapes, showcasing how Black womxn across the diaspora support and amplify each other’s work and voices. The discussion will explore how Black womxn’s experience of racism, sexism, and classism are inseparable and how these “isms” and all other isms are being addressed by artists- specifically those on the panel.

The conversation will take place in conjunction with special exhibition Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection and will include exhibition artists Genevieve Gaignard, Naudline Pierre, and Deborah Roberts, exhibition curator María Elena Ortiz, and will be moderated by PAMM Director of Education Marie Vickles.

This program will be offered remotely on Zoom. RSVP to join us live!

Scholl Lecture Series: David Adjaye in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans 12/1/20

Scholl Lecture Series: David Adjaye in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans
Tuesday, 12/01/2020-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Kick off Miami Art Week with a conversation between internationally acclaimed Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. Adjaye has established himself as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision, with influences ranging from contemporary art, music and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities. Sir Adjaye and Sirmans will discuss Adjaye’s wide range of global projects managed by Adjaye Associates, with studios in Accra, London, and New York, including The National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Dirty House.

This program will be offered remotely on Zoom. RSVP to join us live!

Dupuis Virtual Thanksgiving Table Setting & Décor Workshop on Instagram Live (IGTV) and 300 Giveaway Gift Card 11/20/20

Dupuis Virtual Thanksgiving Table Setting & Décor Workshop on Instagram Live (IGTV) and 300 Giveaway Gift Card
Friday, 11/20/2020-, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

GIVEAWAY
Tune in LIVE via IGTV at @Dupuis_US for a chance to WIN a $300 gift card and a FREE Dupuis membership for 20% OFF storewide and exclusive members only promotions and learn the latest trends to set up your Thanksgiving table by celebrity interior designer Maria Aleman and international TV star Karina Banda.
RSVP for the virtual event and for the chance to WIn here: https://forms.gle/EiHtJCG2EUivRdsT7

Follow @dupuis_us and tune in on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Hosted by Karina Banda (@karinabandatv)
Special Guest: Maria Aleman (@305DecoLiving)

To qualify, you must be a resident of the United States of at least 18 years of age, follow the @dupuis_us instagram account, RSVP to the event, and attend the live workshop.

The Perfect Turkey Awaits on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Series Segment with Chef Elvis Bravo 11/24/20

The Perfect Turkey Awaits on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Series Segment with Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 11/24/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

The perfect turkey awaits on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live, Tuesday, November 24, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to prepare this traditional Thanksgiving favorite with a citrus mojo marinade twist. Also featured on this segment will be the upcoming winner of The Galleria’s Taste of the Holidays recipe contest who will prepare his/her special accompanying dish. Viewers are invited to try this entrée at home or dine with Seasons 52 this Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, to enjoy a full holiday meal.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 13th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has resumed its normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, plus continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa! 11/19/20

Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa!
Thursday, 11/19/2020-11/19/2020, 09:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa! continues in November bringing home the sounds and spirit of the fiesta de barrio with a contemporary Miami touch. Rooted in tradition but also electric and cosmopolitan, this monthly concert series features established artists such as Jahfe, Leslie Cartaya, and Cortadito, to name a few.

Our next concerts on November 19, and December 17, will showcase a variety of artists such as reggae powerhouse Jahfe, singer/songwriter Leslie Cartaya and her modern take on classic Cuban songs with elements of jazz and funk; rapper/spoken poetry artist Lyrical G, the first student-turned-professional mentor at the Guitars Over Guns program; the traditional Cuban music of the early 20th century of Cortadito; a contemporary Flamenco piece by Flamenco Dance; and the powerful vocals of Yoli Mayor, known as the “Cuban Adele” of our Magic City.
The performances will be filmed and edited by audiovisual director and producer Juan Enis who has worked with top Spanish and Latin American Artists including Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bose, David Bisbal, Enrique Bunbury, and La Oreja de Van Gogh, as well as has directed documentaries for Spanish Television(TVE) and ARTE, the European Television Channel (French and German). Nicaraguan-born and Miami- raised artist Luis Valle, aka El Chan Guri, whose easily recognizable style blends influences from indigenous cultures, and shamanism, will contribute to the visual vocabulary of the series. An internationally recognized artist, his work can be seen throughout South Florida as he has created commissioned murals, and paintings for public art projects, corporate clients, and neighborhood initiatives.
Please join us for the next installment of Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa! hosted by the one-and-only Latin Grammy-nominated DJ and Producer Mr. Pauer, on Thursday, November 19th, starting at 9 p.m., #LIVE on Facebook.

Business Fundamentals: Starting a Business During COVID-19 11/19/20

Business Fundamentals: Starting a Business During COVID-19
Thursday, 11/19/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: 0

You’ll learn valuable knowledge on how you can start your business even with COVID-19 standing in the way. The following topics will be covered by our Commercial Relationship Officer, David Mateo:

How to register your business name.
How to weather the storm should there be another shutdown.
Understand how debt or leverage can be an asset to your business.
Learn about your industry and understand the key players

Yoga Mornings on Facebook Live 11/7/20

Yoga Mornings on Facebook Live
Saturday, 11/07/2020-, 09:00 am-10:00 am
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Cost: Free

Yoga Mornings at the New World Center, presented by Jackson Health System, is a monthly community vinyasa yoga series.
To maintain the safest environment for patrons, all Yoga Mornings will be offered online via the NWS Facebook page until further notice.
This free event is suitable for all levels. No advance purchase required. Make sure to have plenty of space, a yoga mat, your favorite juice, or anything else you’d like to help you get the most out of this experience. For additional information, call the New World Symphony Box Office at 305.673.3331.
We love hearing from you. Share your Yoga Mornings experience using the hashtag #NWSYogaMornings!
All NWS Yoga Mornings take place from 9AM – 10AM on the days listed below.
Upcoming NWS Yoga Mornings:
Saturday, November 7
Saturday, December 19
Saturday, January 9
Saturday, February 6
Saturday, March 6
Saturday, April 3
Saturday, May 15

Live from our Living Room 11/6/20

Live from our Living Room: November 6th
Friday, 11/06/2020-11/06/2020, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Our next Live from our Living Room performance is just around the corner! This series features NWS Fellows performing live chamber music concerts. What began from their home in Miami Beach last March when the pandemic first struck, is now broadcasting from the New World Center (safely & within CDC and local guidelines). The next live stream concert will feature performances by Fellows, alumni, and guests including Harp Fellow Phoebe Powell, Bass Fellow, Kathryn Bradley performing music by Nino Rota, Sonia Ray, and others! Each Live from our Living Room is streamed on Facebook Live and includes Fellow remarks and an opportunity to chat with the Fellows throughout the performances and ask any questions you may have. Make sure you mark your calendars and join us on Friday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m. EST, LIVE on @NewWorldSymphony’s Facebook page! To learn more, visit: nwsym.ph/37xhKx2

Check out the evening program below:

Nino Rota Sarabande and Toccata for Harp

Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A major, K. 208
Sonata in E major, K 531

Benjamin Britten Suite for Harp, Op. 83

Sonia Ray Ondas (Waves) for Solo Bass

John Adams Road Movies
Relaxed Groove
Meditative
40% Swing

Adam Wolf Cruise Control

Upcoming Dates for Live from our Living Room Series:
Friday, November 20 at 7:00 PM
Friday, December 4 at 7:00 PM
Friday, December 18 at 7:00 PM

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. In the 33 years since its co-founding by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and Lin and Ted Arison, NWS has helped launch the careers of more than 1,150 alumni worldwide. A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty. Relationships with these artists are extended through NWS’s extensive distance learning via the internet.

Baila with Marisol Blanco 11/3/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 11/03/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live every Tuesday thru November, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live todos los martes hasta noviembre a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Baila with Marisol Blanco 11/17/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 11/17/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live every Tuesday thru November, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live todos los martes hasta noviembre a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live 11/21/20

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live
Saturday, 11/21/2020-, 11:00 am-11:30 am
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Cost: Free

The Koubek Center in collaboration with Fundación Cuatrogatos and with the support of Miami Book Fair present Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! We are re-imagining our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic.

Kids can invite their favorite stuffed animals, GI Joes, dolls, and toys to join them on a blanket, or have their BFF connect at the same time!

Our 30-minute bilingual Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! will feature story time, mime and circus performances, children’s theatre, music, percussion and arts and crafts demos, and will be live-streamed. Gather your loved ones at home and join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, November 21st at 11 a.m.

With the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida Cultural Affairs Division.

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Junto a nuestros amigos de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y con el apoyo de la Feria del Libro de Miami, el Koubek Center está re-imaginando nuestros Picnics de Libros como Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!. A través de nuestros Picnics queremos alentar a los más pequeños a que se inventen su propio picnic en casa al mismo tiempo que se unan a nuestro picnic virtual.

Los niños pueden invitar a sus animalitos de peluche favoritos, sacar sus GI Joes, muñecas y juguetes, y traerlos a su manta de picnic. Y además, también pueden invitar a sus mejores amigos a que se conecten al mismo tiempo para poder compartir virtualmente juntos.

Nuestro Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! durará 30 minutos y será bilingüe. Incluirá un momento para cuentos, actuaciones de mimo y de circo, teatro de niños, música, percusión y manualidades. Reúna a sus seres queridos en casa y acompáñenos en Facebook Live el sábado, 21 de novimbre a las 11 a.m.

Gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de Miami-Dade County y del Estado de la Florida.

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The Holidays and COVID: Coping With The Stress (Free Webinar) 11/10/20

The Holidays and COVID: Coping With The Stress (Free Webinar)
Tuesday, 11/10/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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The unprecedented convergence of stress factors leading up to this year’s holiday season is leaving many people feeling adrift and struggling to stay focused. To help with coping strategies, a panel of three accomplished psychology professionals from Albizu University will convene for a complimentary one-hour virtual forum.

The free webinar begins promptly at 2 p.m. EDT on Facebook Live or Zoom, and will be moderated by Emmy-winning NBC broadcast journalist and former Jackson Health System public affairs director Ed O’Dell.

The Albizu panelists will discuss ways to prevent pre-existing bad habits from spiraling out of control during the stressful holiday time, how to recognize the difference between burnout and “compassion fatigue,” and offer helpful tactics for coping with COVID-amplified seasonal stress. When to seek professional help, or help for loved ones will also be discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask panelists questions.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Scott M. Hyman, Ph.D., Albizu Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program Professor, award-winning substance abuse expert

  • Yamila Lezcano, LMHC; Albizu Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Psychology & Education Program and Program Director for the Miami Mental Health Awareness Initiative

  • Dr. Isaac Tourgeman, Ph.D., M.S., Albizu ClinPharm Assistant Professor–Doctoral Program Psychology; noted neuroscience expert specializing in neurorehabilitation and speech pathology

Well known for its clinical psychology doctoral programs, Albizu University has gained international recognition for advancing a culturally sensitive approach to psychology practice and studies, particularly in Latin-American communities. The school has a campus in Miami, Florida, and headquarters in Puerto Rico.

Pinecrest Gardens Presents ‘JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl’ with Three-Time Grammy Award Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater 11/14/20 – 4/10/21

Pinecrest Gardens Presents ‘JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl’ with Three-Time Grammy Award Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater
Saturday, 11/14/2020-, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: $15/performance; $87/remaining 7 shows

Determined to keep the music alive this season, Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, is hosting ‘JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl’ to help feed America and bring jazz masters to the homes and hearts of viewers nationwide. Grammy and Tony award-winning jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater will be the second artist to perform in the eight-show concert series, which will be broadcast live from the acoustically magnificent Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 14. During the 2020-21 concert season, jazz fans also can enjoy performances by Kurt Elling, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Grace Kelly, Joey Alexander, and The Manhattan Transfer. International superstar Jon Secada kicked off the season in October. Due to the pandemic and social distancing requirements, JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl is available via pay-per-view, livestream only. The cost is $15 for an individual performance and $87 for the remaining seven shows, with a generous portion of ticket sales being donated to World Central Kitchen. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid.

Dreaming of Diwali 11/8/20

Dreaming of Diwali
Sunday, 11/08/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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MAIACA, Miami Association of Indian Americans for Culture and the Arts, will tweak tradition with this year’s annual Diwali event. The festive Indian celebration will take on a new interactive form featuring three DIY demonstrations streamed on the weekend before Diwali. Each segment will spotlight local Miami talent providing tips and lessons on how to cook, prepare and decorate your home for the holiday. Viewers are encouraged to take part and follow along with the demonstrations in their homes. The Dreaming of Diwali event will be available via Zoom and Facebook Live on November 8th beginning at 6pm EST.

The lineup of talent for the evening event will be as follows:

First will be Chef Utpal Dighe, of Saborwala in Coral Gables, preparing two Latin/Indian fusion dishes. Chef Dighe will make his signature Samoquetas, combining samosas and croquettes along with Vegetarian Chaat Ceviche, a Peruvian ceviche dish seasoned with Chaat masala, a popular Indian spice.

Next, MAIACA Board Members, Chitra Ramakrishna, Vicky Kamlani and Sunita Bharwani, will present a home decor segment. The group will demonstrate how to arrange and display traditional Diwali decorations and provide ideas for gift giving and packaging.

Finally, South Florida Artist Indranil Ghosh will demonstrate how to design a rangoli using common household items. Ghosh will provide step by step instruction from template selection to detailed decorations.

Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 11/1/20

Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Sunday, 11/01/2020-, 04:00 pm-
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Orchestra Miami presents Symphony Sundays: A series of online performances of the 4-hand piano arrangements of the first eight of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. Sundays at 4 PM beginning on Nov. 1st. Tune in on Zoom by visiting http://bit.ly/omss111 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami

Beethoven’s Symphony N. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 will be performed by Dr. Paul Posnak & Dr. Anita Castiglione. Dr. Posnak’s international career as concert pianist, recording artist, transcriber and educator began with a full scholarship to the Juilliard School at age 8. Recipient of Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at Juilliard, and of the Loeb Prize (Juilliard’s highest award), he won First Prizes in the International J.S. Bach Competition and the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York. He has performed at the White House, for the Supreme Court, at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Recital and Tully Halls in NY and throughout Europe.

Dr. Castiglione’s career as a soloist, collaborative pianist, choral accompanist and educator began with piano studies at the age of six. She has performed throughout the U.S., including performances of the Schumann Piano Concert with The Miami Philharmonic, the Beethoven 3d Concerto with The Princeton University Orchestra and the Gershwin Piano Concerto with The Palm Beach Symphony. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Miami and Masters degree form the Juilliard School, both in piano performance. She earned her Doctorate in Collaborative Piano as the Teaching Assistant in the program at the UM Frost School of Music.

To hear this incredible duo perform, tune in on Zoom by visiting http://bit.ly/omss111 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami
Happy 250th Birthday Beethoven!

Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 11/15/20

Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Sunday, 11/15/2020-, 04:00 pm-
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Orchestra Miami presents Symphony Sundays: A series of online performances of the 4-hand piano arrangements of the first eight of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. Sundays at 4 PM beginning on Nov. 1st. Reserve your ticket for the LIVE Zoom performance by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1115 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami

Beethoven’s Symphony N. 2 in D Major, Op 36 will be performed by Elaine Rinaldi and Don Cannarozzi. Elaine Rinaldi, Founder and Artistic Director of Orchestra Miami, is a Miami native who has chosen to return home and reinvest in her community. In addition to her work with Orchestra Miami, Ms. Rinaldi maintains an active presence on the stage as a chamber musician and recital accompanist, working with some of the most recognizable names in opera. Notable recital engagements have included performances with Metropolitan Opera stars Russell Thomas, Eglise Gutierrez, Elizabeth Caballero and Yunah Lee, whom she accompanied in a recital tour of Japan. Don Cannarozzi received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Jack Radunsky, and a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from The Florida University, where he studied with Muchael Corxine. Being a pragmatist, Cannarozzi also obtained his law degree from FSU. On September 1, 2018, Cannarozzi retired from law and now donates all his energy to his life-long passion for music. Cannarozzi met Elaine Rinaldi when she worked for Florida Grand Opera, and is honored that she asked him to participate in the Beethoven Symphony Sundays four hand festival.

To hear this incredible duo perform, reserve your ticket on Zoom by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1115 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami
Happy 250th Birthday Beethoven!

– Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 55 11/22/20

– Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 55
Sunday, 11/22/2020-, 04:00 pm-
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Orchestra Miami presents Symphony Sundays: A series of online performances of the 4-hand piano arrangements of the first eight of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. Sundays at 4 PM beginning on Nov. 1st. Reserve your ticket for the LIVE Zoom performance by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1122 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami

Elaine Rinaldi, Founder and Artistic Director of Orchestra Miami, is a Miami native who has chosen to return home and reinvest in her community. In addition to her work with Orchestra Miami, Ms. Rinaldi maintains an active presence on the stage as a chamber musician and recital accompanist, working with some of the most recognizable names in opera. Notable recital engagements have included performances with Metropolitan Opera stars Russell Thomas, Eglise Gutierrez, Elizabeth Caballero and Yunah Lee, whom she accompanied in a recital tour of Japan. Gregory Buchalter holds the titles of Music Director of Opera Fairbanks and Opera Camerata of Washington. Internationally, he has conducted Salome at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Die Fledermaus at the Vienna Volksoper, Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail at the Spoleto Festival, Cosi fan Tutte with the Mediterranean Opera Festival in Italy and Eugene Onegin with the New Opera World Festival in Moscow. He was Music Director of Opera Las Vegas for 5 years and conducted the American Premieres of Mercadante’s I due Figaro, Von Winter’s Das Labyrinth and Donizetti’s Olivo e Pasquale in New York.

To hear this incredible duo perform, reserve your ticket on Zoom by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1122 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami
Happy 250th Birthday Beethoven!

Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 4 in B Flat Major, Op. 60 11/29/20

Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 4 in B Flat Major, Op. 60
Sunday, 11/29/2020-, 04:00 pm-
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Orchestra Miami presents Symphony Sundays: A series of online performances of the 4-hand piano arrangements of the first eight of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. Sundays at 4 PM beginning on Nov. 1st. Reserve your ticket for the LIVE Zoom performance by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1129 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami

Duo Beaux Arts was formed in 2008 by internationally renowned husband and wife concert pianists and recording artists Catherine Lan and Tao Lin. The Duo has performed in France, Switzerland, Spain, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, China, and the US to both critical and audience acclaim. The Duo specializes in music from the Baroque era to the contemporary, including Tangos and Ragtime. They are also the founders of Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series in Naples, Florida, which invites pre-eminent chamber groups in the world to perform in a wonderfully intimate setting. Duo Beaux Arts has been featured on Fox4 Morning Blend TV, Venice Magazine, Asian-Trend Magazine, World Journal New York, and Gulfshore Life Magazine. Season highlights include concerts in Hungary and Canada. Duo Beaux Arts is represented by Lisa Sapinkopf Artists. www.duobeauxarts.com

To hear this incredible duo perform, reserve your ticket on Zoom by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1129 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami

– Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 12/6/20

– Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Sunday, 12/06/2020-, 04:00 pm-
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Orchestra Miami presents Symphony Sundays: A series of online performances of the 4-hand piano arrangements of the first eight of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. Sundays at 4 PM beginning on Nov. 1st. Reserve your ticket for the LIVE Zoom performance by visiting http://bit.ly/omss126 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami

Jared Peroune is a Doctor of Musical Arts student in collaborative piano at the University of Miami. Quickly becoming an established collaborative musician, Jared has collaborated with a number of vocalists and instrumentalists throughout South Florida. He has been heard in concerts and recitals throughout Florida, Italy, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and in his hometown of Georgetown, Guyana. Broadening his abilities to other keyboard instruments, Jared recently was featured as harpsichord soloist in a benefit concert at Corpus Christie Church to raise money for a new instrument. In years past, he has been accompanist and continuo organist for Miami Collegium Musicum, a group for which he was also Assistant Conductor, often in collaboration with the Miami Bach Society and the German Consulate. Pianist Paul Schwartz has performed more than 800 recitals in the United States, Canada, and South America. Mr. Schwartz worked at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music for 10 years and in addition to teaching, accompanying, and sight-reading, accompanied three choral ensembles and a variety of performance classes. He is in demand as a collaborative artist for both faculty and students. While in Miami, his collaborators have included Helmuth Rilling, Michael Tilson Thomas, Robert Porco, John Corigliano, Joe Alessi of the NY Philharmonic, Seraphic Fire, Gerry Pagano, Richard King , and Massimo LaRosa, both members of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Richard Todd, Trudy Kane, and Craig Morris, among others. Paul Schwartz is currently the Main Stage rehearsal pianist for Florida Grand Opera and is finishing up his fourth season with them.

To hear this incredible duo perform, reserve your ticket on Zoom by visiting http://bit.ly/omss126 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami
Happy 250th Birthday Beethoven!

Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 12/20/20

Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Sunday, 12/20/2020-, 04:00 pm-
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Orchestra Miami presents Symphony Sundays: A series of online performances of the 4-hand piano arrangements of the first eight of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. Sundays at 4 PM beginning on Nov. 1st. Reserve your ticket for the LIVE Zoom performance by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1220 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami

Jared Peroune is a Doctor of Musical Arts student in collaborative piano at the University of Miami. Quickly becoming an established collaborative musician, Jared has collaborated with a number of vocalists and instrumentalists throughout South Florida. He has been heard in concerts and recitals throughout Florida, Italy, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and in his hometown of Georgetown, Guyana. Broadening his abilities to other keyboard instruments, Jared recently was featured as harpsichord soloist in a benefit concert at Corpus Christie Church to raise money for a new instrument. In years past, he has been accompanist and continuo organist for Miami Collegium Musicum, a group for which he was also Assistant Conductor, often in collaboration with the Miami Bach Society and the German Consulate. Caren Levine has established a reputation as one of today’s most compelling artists. The San Francisco Chronicle described her as “a petite powerhouse, with technique to burn and unimpeachable musicianship. She is one of the finest musicians around, of the highest and most inspiring order.” An alumna of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, she has been on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera House as Assistant Conductor/Prompter since 2003. In 2012, she received a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for The Met Opera’s DVD of John Adams Doctor Atomic Live in HD, and received her second Grammy Award for The Met Opera’s DVD of Thomas Adès The Tempest Live in HD in 2014. An active performer, Levine has collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent artists, including Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Marcello Giordani, Juan Diego Flóres, Lawrence Brownlee, Susanne Mentzer, Morris Robinson, and Barbara Bonney. Particularly interested in the development of emerging artists, she was a founding member of the Miami Music Festival, where she served as Head of Music Staff and Conductor, and serves as head vocal coach at Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Program as well as Music Director at Vero Beach Opera.

To hear this incredible duo perform, reserve your ticket on Zoom by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1220 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami
Happy 250th Birthday Beethoven!

Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 12/27/20

Symphony Sundays: Beethoven’s Symphony N. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Sunday, 12/27/2020-, 04:00 pm-
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Orchestra Miami presents Symphony Sundays: A series of online performances of the 4-hand piano arrangements of the first eight of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. Sundays at 4 PM beginning on Nov. 1st. Reserve your ticket for the LIVE Zoom performance by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1227 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami

To hear this incredible duo perform, reserve your ticket on Zoom by visiting http://bit.ly/omss1227 or listen via Orchestra Miami’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/OrchestraMiami
Happy 250th Birthday Beethoven!

Beethoven On the Beach 11/13/20

Beethoven On the Beach
Sunday, 11/13/2020-, 07:00 pm-
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Beethoven is Back! Orchestra Miami presents Beethoven on the Beach, LIVE-STREAMED from the North Beach Bandshell, Nov. 13th at 7pm! Our musicians will be ‘Playing it Safe’ with extra health and safety precautions. This year’s SPECIAL edition of Beethoven on the Beach, “Pastorale,” features Beethoven’s atmospheric and beautiful Symphony N. 6 in F Major, Op. 68. Also on the program is up-and-coming Uzbeki violinist, Askar Salimdjanov, performing Tchaikovsky’s iconic Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 55. The 38 musicians of Orchestra Miami will be led by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi. To register for the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/bob1113. This is a free concert, with donations gratefully accepted! For information about how to view the concert or make a donation, visit orchestramiami.org or call (305) 274-2103.

Toast to Tasty Tiki Cocktails & Tropical Vibes With BACARDÍ Tiki Rumba 10/29/20

Toast to Tasty Tiki Cocktails & Tropical Vibes With BACARDÍ Tiki Rumba
Thursday, 10/29/2020-11/19/2020, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Looking for an exciting rum-filled way to connect with friends and family at home this fall? BACARDÍ Rum is bringing the tropical flavors, smooth sounds, and good vibes of the Caribbean to rum lovers at home this fall with its first-ever virtual Tiki Rumba – connecting people across the U.S. through delicious rum cocktails and great music!

Beginning this Thursday, October 15th (7-9PM EST), consumers can join in on the tiki action throughout October and November, as hosts Tiki & Slow Jams invite DJs from across the U.S. to showcase unique tropical sounds and mix up signature tiki BACARDÍ cocktails like the Cuatro Mai Tai, made with BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro.

Available for a limited time on Cocktail Courier, attendees can purchase an easy at-home Cuatro Mai Tai kit that yields up to 16 cocktails for you and your friends to mix up and enjoy during the virtual sessions.

Interested in joining in on the Tiki Rumba fun? Follow the steps below! 1. RSVP to a free Tiki Rumba event of choice via https://bacarditikirumba.com/

  1. Purchase a Cuatro Mai Tai kit for delivery; link to purchase: https://www.cocktailcourier.com/cocktail/bacardi-mai-tai/

  2. Tune in and learn how to mix up a delicious tiki masterpiece at home

  3. Enjoy the taste of BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro + rum vibes of Tiki Rumba!

Alternatively, those not able to attend the live events each week can also check out the Tiki Rumba site for cocktail recipes, pre-recorded cocktail demos and curated Tiki Rumba playlists from the local DJs.

WHEN & WHERE:

October 15, 2020 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM @ https://bacarditikirumba.com/

BACARDÍ MAI TAI

INGREDIENTS:

· 1.5 oz BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro rum

· 0.75 oz Orange Curacao

· 0.5 oz Lime Juice

· 0.75 oz Orgreat

· Orange Bitters

METHOD: Shake and serve over crushed ice in a tiki mug. Garnish with a dehydrated orange wheel and/or mint sprig

LINK TO PURCHASE: https://www.cocktailcourier.com/cocktail/bacardi-mai-tai/

Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa! 10/29/20

Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa!
Thursday, 10/29/2020-10/29/2020, 09:00 pm-11:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Just because we have to keep our distance doesn’t mean we can’t share the music and dancing we love — we’ll just do it safely at home. Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center presents its new virtual three-concert series Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa!, kicking off this Thursday, October 29 at 9 p.m. on their Facebook Page: @KoubekCenterMDC. The series continues on November 19th, and December 17th.
DJ and producer Mr. Pauer will host Little Havana Social Club ¡en casa! which will feature some of the best artists and groups in Miami. The series will showcase the danceable Miami funk of Los Wizzards, the one-of-kind experience of theater and dance with Teatro Salvaje, and the Caribbean soul music of singer-songwriter Keba. Along with reggae powerhouse Jahfe, singer and songwriter Leslie Cartaya and her reimaging of classic Cuban son with elements of jazz and funk; and the powerful poetry of rapper and spoken poetry artist Lyrical G, the first student-turned-professional mentor at the Guitars Over Guns program, this series promises to get you moving.
The performances will be filmed and edited by audiovisual director and producer Juan Enis who has worked with top Spanish and Latin American Artists including Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bose, David Bisbal, Enrique Bunbury, and La Oreja de Van Gogh, as well as has directed documentaries for Spanish Television(TVE) and ARTE, the European Television Channel (French and German). Nicaraguan-born and Miami- raised artist Luis Valle, aka El Chan Guri, whose easily recognizable style blends influences from indigenous cultures, and shamanism, will contribute to the visual vocabulary of the series. An internationally recognized artist, his work can be seen throughout South Florida as he has created commissioned murals, and paintings for public art projects, corporate clients, and neighborhood initiatives.
Join in on the fun, Thursday October 29th, starting at 9 p.m., #LIVE on Facebook.

6th Annual Streets Smarts Self Defense Workshop 10/24/20

6th Annual Streets Smarts Self Defense Workshop
Saturday, 10/24/2020-, 12:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: 40.00

COCONUT GROVE, Florida – Now, in its 6th year, Sensei Carol White hosts the highly anticipated and motivational Streets Smarts Ultimate Self Defense Workshop in the first ever online (via Zoom) and in-person (with limited capacity) inside the White Tiger and Dragon Martial Arts Academy facility located at 3051 SW 28th Street, Miami, FL 33133 on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 6:30 PM and Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 12:00 PM.

When you attend the one-hour action packed class, you learn the basics in self defense tips and techniques; starting with how to protect and defend yourself from attackers either in a standing position and/or from the ground – where 90% of attacks end up. This dynamic course gives you the confidence to defend yourself and feel safe in an unsafe world during these unprecedented times.

Sponsored by White Tiger and Dragon Martial Arts, all of the proceeds will benefit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove’s Human Trafficking Committee. The per person cost of the course is $40 each day. Can’t make it? You are encouraged to support the cause by sponsoring a known trafficked woman with an opportunity to attend one of the two courses.

You won’t want to miss this annual Street Smarts Ultimate Self Defense Workshop and hone your skills that everyone must know!

Mix Up Simply Chilling Rum Cocktails With BACARDÍ Rum This Hallowee 10/28/20

Mix Up Simply Chilling Rum Cocktails With BACARDÍ Rum This Hallowee
Wednesday, 10/28/2020-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join BACARDÍ Rum and ReserveBar on October 28th to kick off the Halloween celebrations and learn how to make three eerily delicious rum cocktails with BACARDÍ Brand Ambassador Tamar Orendain!

Made for ghouls and goblins alike, each of BACARDÍ’s Halloween cocktails are inspired by tricks and treats, including haunts like the Blood Moon, Pineapple Potion and Tropical Ghost! Made with spooky spirits like BACARDÍ Spiced – the latest lively, flavor-packed variant to join the BACARDÍ Rum family, at-home barcart mainstay BACARDÍ Superior and the flavor-filled BACARDÍ Limon, these spine-chilling cocktails are sure to liberate your spirits at home this year!

And back for another year is the limited-edition haunted rum bottle, as BACARDÍ Superior is joining in on the Halloween fun yet again by dressing up as a glow in the dark jack-o-lantern! Available now on ReserveBar.com, be sure to order this spooky bottle to mix up your festive cocktails this Halloween!

Sign up via Zoom link below and make sure your home bar is ready to follow along, step by step. Full cocktail recipes below! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_luSPax7DSWC2UlKplSX5mw?_x_zm_rtaid=S2tMqHM1QyuM7wVGkXLO5A.1603196895646.b470c860d7d93cb45f7be245dfc5246f&_x_zm_rhtaid=480

Blood Moon

Ingredients:

· 2 parts BACARDÍ Superior Rum

· 1 part Monin Blood Orange Syrup

· 1 part Fresh Lime Juice

· Ginger Beer

Method: Shake all ingredients, except ginger beer, with ice and strain into glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with vampire teeth.

Pineapple Potion

Ingredients:

· 2 parts BACARDÍ Spiced Rum

· 4 parts pineapple juice

· For Garnish: Pineapple wedge & leaf

Method: Fill a highball or Tiki glass with cubed or crushed ice. Pour in the BACARDÍ Spiced Rum, followed by the pineapple

Tropical Ghost

Ingredients:

· 1 part BACARDÍ Limón

· 0.5 part Finest Call Piña Colada Mix

· 2 parts Ginger Beer

· 1-3 dashes Bittermans Hellfire Bitters

Method: Build ingredients in a highball glass over ice and stir to incorporate. Garnish with two blueberry-stuffed lychee fruit.

WHEN & WHERE:

October 28th, 2020 | 6:00 PM @ https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_luSPax7DSWC2UlKplSX5mw?_x_zm_rtaid=S2tMqHM1QyuM7wVGkXLO5A.1603196895646.b470c860d7d93cb45f7be245dfc5246f&_x_zm_rhtaid=480

Succulent Sea Scallops are on the Menu for The Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo 10/27/20

Succulent Sea Scallops are on the Menu for The Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 10/27/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
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Learn how to prepare a succulent seafood favorite with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live, Tuesday, October 27, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to cook Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops with French Green Beans and Mascarpone Risotto.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 12th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Ahi Tuna, Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

From Studio to Gallery: How to Market Your Art 10/27/20

From Studio to Gallery: How to Market Your Art
Tuesday, 10/27/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Two-person panel intended to help freelance and professional fine artists learn how to market their work

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Tune in for a two-person panel intended to help freelance and professional fine artists learn how to market their work, get their work into a gallery, and create a “brand” for themselves and their artwork.

Topics covered:

  • I make art, Am I an artist?

  • What’s the difference between institutional art, expression and advertising?

  • What happens when an artist finishes a work? How does it end up in a museum or gallery?

  • Why can we sell shoes easier than we can sell artwork?

​ABOUT JESSICA
Jessica Ransom manages, curates, and installs exhibitions as the Artist Services Coordinator at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. She serves as the primary contact for professional visual artists in Palm Beach County and is a member of the Council’s Artist Resource Team. Jessica has held positions throughout the art industry as an art advisor and appraiser, developing clientele for a fine art handling firm, and managing the contemporary art space Culture Lab at CityPlace. Her experience includes advising private collectors on purchases, sales, and appraisals, overseeing both private and public art installations, and managing all aspects of art loans. Jessica received her master’s in the History of Art and the Art Market from Christie’s Education in New York City. She serves on the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places committee and is a board member of Impact the Palm Beaches.

​ABOUT CAROLINA
Carolina Loch is an independent art curator and researcher of contemporary art. Graduated in Social Communication – Advertising, specialist in Communication and Culture – Interfaces and Master’s student of Language and Technology – Contemporary Aesthetics, she researches Art History since 2013, has been an independent curator sin​ce 2014 and coordinates the Curitiba International Biennial of Contemporary Art since 2015. In 2017, she won the Young Curators Awards with the exhibition “The museum is feminist ‘and other hopes for the future”. Since 2019, she teaches Contemporary Art and Art and Technology in formal and informal institutions.

Live from our Living Room: October 23rd 10/23/20

Live from our Living Room: October 23rd
Friday, 10/23/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Our next Live from our Living Room performance is just around the corner! This series features NWS Fellows performing live chamber music concerts. What began from their home in Miami Beach last March when the pandemic first struck, is now broadcasting from the New World Center stage (safely & within CDC and local guidelines). The next live stream concert on October 23rd will feature performances by Fellows, alumni, and guests including Cello Fellow Chava Appiah, Horn Fellow Scott Leger and more! Each Live from our Living Room is streamed on Facebook Live and includes Fellow remarks and an opportunity to chat with the Fellows throughout the performances and ask any questions you may have. Make sure you mark your calendars and join us on Friday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. EST, LIVE on @NewWorldSymphony’s Facebook page! To learn more, visit: nwsym.ph/37bkf7Z.

Check out the evening program below:

Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Andrea Clearfield: Songs of the Wolf
Tania León: Rituál
Adolphus Hailstork: Bassoon Set for Solo Bassoon
York Bowen: Quintet in C minor for Horn and Strings, Op. 85

Upcoming Dates for Live from our Living Room Series:
Friday, November 6 at 7:00 PM
Friday, November 20 at 7:00 PM
Friday, December 4 at 7:00 PM
Friday, December 18 at 7:00 PM

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. In the 33 years since its co-founding by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and Lin and Ted Arison, NWS has helped launch the careers of more than 1,150 alumni worldwide. A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty. Relationships with these artists are extended through NWS’s extensive distance learning via the internet.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals in October, November and December 10/22/20, 10/29/20, 11/5/20, 11/12/20, 12/3/20, 12/10/20, 12/17/20

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals in October, November and December
Thursday, 10/22/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

For real estate professionals looking to take their career to the next level, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars throughout October, November and December.

The October and November webinars will cover everything from video marketing and creating a lead generating website to tips on manufactured housing listings and how to get through slow months. The December webinars will focus on “Heating Up a Cool Market” to help real estate professionals navigate the winter months and generating sales.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see webinar schedule and registration details below:

Oct. 22, 2–3 p.m. ET: Lights, Camera, Go Live: Video Marketing for Real Estate
In an increasingly digital world, creating video content isn’t just a good idea for marketing a business – it’s critical to its success. Videos receive better social media engagement, increase email open rates and can even improve SEO. Even better, there’s no need for fancy gear or lengthy scripts to get started. Join My State MLS live to learn everything to get started with video marketing for real estate.

Oct. 29, 2–3 p.m. ET: Don’t Get Spooked by the Slow Season
Winter months are an opportunity to help buyers make their listings stand out in a less crowded market. Join My State MLS to learn how to keep spirits up during the slow season, the best ways to market a listing, tips to avoid being ghosted by buyers and where to find off-market listings that are ready to come back from the dead.

Nov. 5, 2–3 p.m. ET: The MLS for Manufactured Housing
Most MLSs don’t cater to mobile or manufactured housing sales. If they do allow manufactured housing listings, chances are they don’t provide the tools that brokers, dealers and park owners need to succeed. Sound familiar? It’s time to meet the MLS made for manufactured housing. With unique fields just for listings, top-tier syndication and superior tools for teams, learn more about My State MLS.

Nov. 12, 2–3 p.m. ET: Go Google Yourself: Creating Website for Real Estate
Learn how to control Google search results and rankings. In 2020, having a website is critical to marketing, promoting listings, increasing lead generation and building trust with potential customers. If that seems daunting, don’t worry; My State MLS will cover simple solutions to get started.

“Heating Up a Cool Market” Webinar Series:
Some say the winter months are slow, but real estate pros know better. Turn up the heat this winter and join My State MLS for a free webinar series to learn how to create a hot market in the winter months.

Dec. 3, 2–3 p.m. ET: Keeping Warm in a Cool Market
Dec. 10, 2–3 p.m. ET: Make a List & Check it Twice – Improving Your Sales Process
Dec. 17, 2–3 p.m. ET: Resolved to Grow Your Business

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

Second Annual Art + Stroll (Virtual) 11/12/20

Second Annual Art + Stroll (Virtual)
Thursday, 11/12/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm

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Cost: $25 – $50

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Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) and BBX Capital proudly present the 2nd Annual ART + STROLL, a one-of-a-kind event featuring an art exhibition and entertainment.

This year via Zoom, participants will virtually view the artwork, purchase fabulous art for their homes, offices or as a holiday gift, and enjoy entertainment by Face the Music Foundation and NYSW Jazz Lounge safely from home while supporting arts and culture.

Proceeds from sales of the artwork directly benefit BFA’s innovative programs and local artists. Tickets are limited and priced at $25 for the Zoom link only and $50 for the Zoom link and a swag bag filled with Hoffman’s Chocolates, a bottle of Prosecco and other special treats.

During the event, as an added bonus, all ticketholders have a chance to win such prizes as tickets for two on a Spirit Airlines flight, tickets for two on a JetBlue flight and a Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach staycation package.

For additional information, please visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll.

Recent Spanish Cinema 2020 10/22/20

Recent Spanish Cinema 2020
Thursday, 10/22/2020-10/29/2020, 06:00 pm-
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The 2020 Recent Spanish Cinema Series will take place Oct 22nd through Oct 29th and will screen contemporary Spanish Movies for California & Florida audiences. The series will take place both virtually and physically with opening and closing nights at the Drive-In in Los Angeles and Miami respectively. This year, the Los Angeles and Miami Spanish Film series join forces to co-host and present a combined special edition of Recent Spanish Cinema that is both a virtual LOG-IN and physical DRIVE-IN event, tailored to fit the pandemic situation.

Schedule:
All films in Spanish with English subtitles unless noted.

​Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez 11/19/20

​Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez
Thursday, 11/19/2020-, 06:00 pm-06:30 pm
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Cost: Free and open to all

Join us digitally for our tour program, Local Views at PAMM, where select local artists will speak about their creative process and artistic practice. This month, filmmaker Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez will lead the tour, detailing her multifaceted work with handcrafted 16mm film, video, installation, media design for stage and performance, and site-specific public interventions.

#MuseumFromHome with us on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez is a film/video artist working with handcrafted 16mm film, video, installation, media design for stage and performance, and site-specific public interventions. Her work has been exhibited internationally in film festivals, museums, galleries, TV, art-house theatres, onstage collaborations, and virtual as well as physical public spaces. Most recently her work was showcased at the 2019 Havana International Film Festival and the 2019 Havana Biennial.

Dinorah studied filmmaking with such visionary experimentalists as Barbara Hammer, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Rob Nilsson, and the late Warren Sonbert and Marlon Riggs, and received a B.A. in Film Production from San Francisco State University School of Creative Arts. She has received fellowships, awards, commissions, prizes, grants, and residencies in support of her experimental work from such organizations as National Performance Network, Theater Communications Group, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Funding Arts Network, Arts & Bangladesh, Fundación Valparaíso in Spain, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Jentel Artists Residency Program, Visual Studies Workshop, Tigertail Productions, Miami Light Project, San Francisco Festival 2000, and the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Department, among others.

Conversations at MOCA: Kelly Breez + Autumn Casey 10/22/20

Conversations at MOCA: Kelly Breez + Autumn Casey
Thursday, 10/22/2020-, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to feature two South Florida artists – Autumn Casey and Kelly Breez – as part of its free, virtual “Conversations at MOCA” series on Oct. 22. The artists will be discussing stories their past, current and future work with MOCA North Miami’s Exhibitions and Project Manager Kevin Arrow.

The speakers include:

Kelly Breez is a multidisciplinary artist whose work chronicles the perfectly unholy attitude and landscape of South Florida, where the characters she grew up with left the decorum and prohibitions of elitist culture in the dust. She works in – and combines – illustration, sculpture, tufting, painting, and installation. She is currently in her second year as an Ambassador for the Vans Custom Culture program, and she recently completed a five-week residency at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado. Her work has been shown during Miami Art Week at NADA Art Fair, The Faena Forum and the Juxtapoz Clubhouse. She has a permanent installation at Facebook’s Miami offices, as part of their Artist in Residency Program. She is represented by Primary Projects in Miami, where her latest solo show, “Any Major Dude Will Tell You,” opened in October 2020. Breez holds a BFA from New World School of the Arts.

Autumn Casey draws on the ambiguity of personal memory and pop-cultural ephemera, to challenge and question her subjectivity against the world at large. Her practice, which moves from sculpture to collage, as well as video and performance, considers the history of the found object and assemblage – redeploying existing materials or moments in unexpected, idiosyncratic ways. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL. She is represented by Primary (Miami) where she has had two solo exhibitions, and was selected to have a solo booth at Art Wynwood in 2015. Her work has also been included ingroup exhibitions at The Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; the Anne Bryan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, among others. Her work is collected by the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, The Pérez Art Museum Miami and in private collections in Miami and New York City.

SMDCAC Presents Indie Flicks: Reggae Boyz 11/15/20

SMDCAC Presents Indie Flicks: Reggae Boyz
Sunday, 11/15/2020-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: Free; registration required

Free virtual screening of Reggae Boyz followed by Q&A with Director, Writer, Producer, Co-Director of Photography Till Schauder.

Plagued with one of the highest murder rates in the world, Jamaica tries to reinvigorate its populace by qualifying their national soccer team – the “Reggae Boyz” – for the 2014 World Cup. When their efforts start to fall short, Winnie Schäfer, a colorful German coach, enters the scene and forms an unlikely alliance with a Rastafarian factory worker and legendary reggae musicians to unite Jamaica beyond the soccer pitch. Reggae Boyz uses pop cultures’ most transcendent forces – sports and music – to delve into the heart and soul of Jamaica.

SMDCAC Presents Indie Flicks: Reggae Boyz 11/12/20

SMDCAC Presents Indie Flicks: Reggae Boyz
Thursday, 11/12/2020-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
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Cost: Free; registration required

Free virtual screening of Reggae Boyz followed by Q&A with Director, Writer, Producer, Co-Director of Photography Till Schauder.

Plagued with one of the highest murder rates in the world, Jamaica tries to reinvigorate its populace by qualifying their national soccer team – the “Reggae Boyz” – for the 2014 World Cup. When their efforts start to fall short, Winnie Schäfer, a colorful German coach, enters the scene and forms an unlikely alliance with a Rastafarian factory worker and legendary reggae musicians to unite Jamaica beyond the soccer pitch. Reggae Boyz uses pop cultures’ most transcendent forces – sports and music – to delve into the heart and soul of Jamaica.

Speak Up 10/17/20

Speak Up
Saturday, 10/17/2020-11/14/2020, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
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Cost: Free

In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing, to boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities.

Teaching artists include nationally established authors Kyandreia Jones, author of Choose Your Own Adventure Spies: James Armistead Lafayette, and Romina Garber, author of Lobizona and the ZODIAC series.

The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!

Slow Food Virtual Chocolate Tasting Experience 10/20/20

Slow Food Virtual Chocolate Tasting Experience
Tuesday, 10/20/2020-, 07:30 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: $38

Susana and Isabel have prepared a special chocolate pairing with Slow Food Miami to benefit their Edible School Gardens project. Connect with them on October 20th at 7:30pm on @slowfoodmiami Instagram live where we’ll do the tasting together, and the sisters will share the inspiration behind each unique pairing and stories from their adventures in chocolate. For just $38 you can get a thoughtfully put together tasting kit by chocolatiers Susana and Isabel. They wanted to create a chocolate experience that was unusual, sophisticated and, of course, delicious. They have used chocolate made with Venezuelan and Latin American cacaos for the pairings, as well as unique ingredients that celebrate the versatility of chocolate. The tasting box is intended for 2 people or just for 1 person looking for an extra indulgent experience! Pre-order the tasting kit here and pick up in store from Thursday, October 15th or have it shipped.
Chocolate Tasting Kit

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions 10/17/20

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions
Saturday, 10/17/2020-11/28/2020, 11:00 am-11:45 am
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Cost: Free

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist, shark expert and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey continues to share his expeditions, insights of the sea, marine science knowledge, and art techniques for families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic through free online art sessions, discussions, contests, and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live.

To view the live sessions, visit Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

For a complete list of educational resources, visit guyharvey.com/pages/ghof-education.

Virtual LIVE@Frost Science: National Fossil Day! 🦕 10/14/20

Virtual LIVE@Frost Science: National Fossil Day! 🦕
Wednesday, 10/14/2020-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will be holding the second season of its Virtual LIVE@Frost Science speaker series, Extinction of the Dinosaurs, Global Warming and the Origin of Primates. Taking place monthly, this online event will be livestreamed via the museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Speaking will be Dr. Jonathan Bloch, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Chair of the Department of Natural History at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and Affiliate Professor of Biology, Anthropology and Geological Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. Bloch will present a special talk, Extinction of the Dinosaurs, Global Warming and the Origin of Primates

For more information please visit our event page: https://www.frostscience.org/event/virtual-live-national-fossil-day/

Storybook Picnics 10/31/20

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Saturday, 10/31/2020-, 11:00 am-11:30 am
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Cost: Free

The Koubek Center in collaboration with Fundación Cuatrogatos and with the support of Miami Book Fair present Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! We are re-imagining our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic.

Kids can invite their favorite stuffed animals, GI Joes, dolls, and toys to join them on a blanket, or have their BFF connect at the same time!

Our 30-minute bilingual Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! will feature story time, mime and circus performances, children’s theatre, music, percussion and arts and crafts demos, and will be live-streamed. Gather your loved ones at home and join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, October 31 at 11 a.m.

With the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida Cultural Affairs Division.

bit.ly/StorybookPicnicLive

Junto a nuestros amigos de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y con el apoyo de la Feria del Libro de Miami, el Koubek Center está re-imaginando nuestros Picnics de Libros como Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!. A través de nuestros Picnics queremos alentar a los más pequeños a que se inventen su propio picnic en casa al mismo tiempo que se unan a nuestro picnic virtual.

Los niños pueden invitar a sus animalitos de peluche favoritos, sacar sus GI Joes, muñecas y juguetes, y traerlos a su manta de picnic. Y además, también pueden invitar a sus mejores amigos a que se conecten al mismo tiempo para poder compartir virtualmente juntos.

Nuestro Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! durará 30 minutos y será bilingüe. Incluirá un momento para cuentos, actuaciones de mimo y de circo, teatro de niños, música, percusión y manualidades. Reúna a sus seres queridos en casa y acompáñenos en Facebook Live el sábado, 31 de octubre a las 11 a.m.

Gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de Miami-Dade County y del Estado de la Florida.

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Baila with Marisol Blanco 10/27/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 10/27/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live this Tuesday, October 27, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live esta martes, el 27 de octubre, a partir de las 7 p.m.
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7th Annual Choose Your Sound Virtual Benefit Concert, presented by Savage Ticket 11/14/20

7th Annual Choose Your Sound Virtual Benefit Concert, presented by Savage Ticket
Saturday, 11/14/2020-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: Free

It’s the hottest (virtual) party in town. On November 14, join Guitars Over Guns for our 7th Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert, presented by Savage Ticket!

This year’s virtual experience takes our audience to the next level, from Miami to Chicago and beyond! Guests will enjoy incredible performances from Guitars Over Guns mentors, alumni and special guests, not to mention upgraded sponsor experiences, interactive conversations, a jaw-dropping auction, and ticket options that feature exquisite meals and exciting prizes. Grab your ticket, tell your friends, and we’ll see you on the virtual dancefloor!

Tickets start at free General Admission. With the purchase of a sponsorship package or premiere ticket level, Miami and Chicago guests will receive handcrafted meals delivered right to your home, prepared by James Beard Foundation Award–winning chefs Chef Michelle Bernstein of Michelle Bernstein Catering and Paul Kahan. In addition, you can sign up for Wow Boxes! You’ll get limited-edition Guitars Over Guns merch that you can’t get anyplace else, from a face mask to help you stay safe in style, to wine tumblers, shot glasses, a lighter, and EXCLUSIVE #ChooseYourSound concert T-shirts.
Plus, select WOW Boxes will contain Golden Tickets to attend a live, virtual Hamilton Broadway cast experience.

Get your free ticket and mark your calendars for November 14th at 7:00 p.m. EST. To learn more and RSVP, click here: bit.ly/chooseyoursound2020

Thank you to the sponsors that make this concert possible: Savage Ticket, GenStone Realty, Cassel and Cassel, Wynn & Jeff Adam, Turner Investment Management, Dr. Jack Widrich Foundation, Diermeier Family Foundation, AT&T, Florida Blue, BAC Florida Bank, Bob & Kathy Bernstein, FON Advisors, Law Office of Brian C. Perlin, Green Family Foundation, Apollo Bank, Wege Foundation, Inktel, BDO and Schwartz Media Strategies.

Guitars Over Guns is a Miami-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and strong mentoring relationships with professional musicians to help them overcome hardship, find their voice, and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Guitars Over Guns endeavors to create safe spaces for youth to express themselves through music, offering a supportive environment that empowers them to make positive choices at school, at home, and in their communities. Established in 2008, the organization has grown to include a satellite program in Chicago and has served more than 3,000 students over the past decade.

The Guitars Over Guns program is made possible 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. Their program is funded in part by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.

Virtual LIVE@Frost Science: National Fossil Day! 🦕 10/14/20

Virtual LIVE@Frost Science: National Fossil Day! 🦕
Wednesday, 10/14/2020-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will be holding the second season of its Virtual LIVE@Frost Science speaker series, Extinction of the Dinosaurs, Global Warming and the Origin of Primates. Taking place monthly, this online event will be livestreamed via the museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Speaking will be Dr. Jonathan Bloch, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Chair of the Department of Natural History at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and Affiliate Professor of Biology, Anthropology and Geological Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. Bloch will present a special talk, Extinction of the Dinosaurs, Global Warming and the Origin of Primates

For more information please visit our event page: https://www.frostscience.org/event/virtual-live-national-fossil-day/

Wine Down Wednesdays 10/14/20

Wine Down Wednesdays
Wednesday, 10/14/2020-10/21/2020, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: 00

Lilac and Lilies Boutique proudly presents Wine Down Wednesdays, a recurring mid-week, social media live shopping event starting Wednesday, October 14, from 6 to 7 pm. This glamorous event, hosted by owner and fashion expert Michelle DiMarco and manager Brittany Dorsky via Instagram and Facebook Live, will give participants the opportunity to engage in live shopping digitally. Additionally, participants who share the live will be automatically entered to win an item from the virtual event.
To secure items guests just have to follow this brief instructions:
1. Click on the link when Lilac and Lilies Boutique goes live. You will immediately receive a DM
2. Click on that DM, it will enable you to create an account.
3. Create an account. Takes less than a minute!
And you’re ready to shop!!! To purchase items on our live leave in the comments:
1. Sold
2. Item number
3. And color if there is more than one

New Song Release- “Bumblebee Bling” – on YouTube 10/11/20

New Song Release- “Bumblebee Bling” – on YouTube
Sunday, 10/11/2020-01/10/2021, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: 0

Catch the vibe! 13-yr. old rising star, Venus Padro, releases new song “Bumblebee Bling” on YouTube. Great voice, lyrics and artistry that will make you want to dance! Also check out: “Plastic World” and “Let Me In.”

BrightStar Credit Union – Finding Calm in These Troubling Times: Tools for Tackling Stress 10/13/20

BrightStar Credit Union – Finding Calm in These Troubling Times: Tools for Tackling Stress
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

According to Wikipedia, “The process of stress management is named as one of the keys to a happy and successful life in modern society.”
This program will help you begin to build a toolbox of positive self-care routines that can immediately decrease stress and increase personal well-being.

Please join us – Visit www.bscu.org/seminars to get your FREE ticket today!

Spooktacular Bingo and Costume Contest Benefiting RMHC of South Florida 10/30/20

Spooktacular Bingo and Costume Contest Benefiting RMHC of South Florida
Friday, 10/30/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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RMHC of South Florida and Miami Mom Collective invite you to the first-ever Spooktacular Bingo & Costume Contest on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. This virtual event is open to all ages and will allow participants to join from the comfort of their home via zoom. This event will feature several exciting rounds of Bingo, prizes, surprise guests and a fun costume contest!
Register now to join the fun! You will receive an e-mail with your bingo cards and the costume contest rules.
*To register, you must be 18+, any child under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult on camera.

The Empowered Sisterhood 10/10/20

The Empowered Sisterhood
Saturday, 10/10/2020-, 05:30 am-06:20 am
RSVP / Register
Cost: 1O,00

A Community bulding empowerment session for women that years to cultivate an uplifting sisterhood

Guest Cristina Palesi Italian Reporter ,life coach and Certified Yoga teacher more than 25 years experience as a writer and producer for spiritual magazine and events around the world ..
You will be so energiezed ..Join the Tribe

SMDCAC Presents Indie Flicks: Picture a Scientist 10/18/20

SMDCAC Presents Indie Flicks: Picture a Scientist
Sunday, 10/18/2020-, 04:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s virtual theatrical run reached 47 theaters across the USA in June 2020, and raised money for two organizations advancing women of color in STEM.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Actors’ Playhouse presents Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot 10/19/20 – 10/25/20

Actors’ Playhouse presents Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot
Monday, 10/19/2020-10/25/2020, 09:00 am-
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Cost: $30

The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning, soaring musical. Its Original Broadway Cast Album topped the charts for 60 weeks, with a rich score boasting such gems as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and of course, “Camelot.” This virtual, newly revised version focused directly on the leading characters and the classic Arthurian legend reinvents the famous duo’s fantastical masterpiece. Available on demand October 19 – 25, 2020.

Guitars Over Guns Facebook LIVE: Beatles Showcase 10/8/20

Guitars Over Guns Facebook LIVE: Beatles Showcase
Thursday, 10/08/2020-, 08:30 pm-10:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

All you need is love! Our next showcase will feature our musicians and special guests performing the music of one of rock’s greatest acts, The Beatles! Mark your calendars and join us on Thursday, October 8th at 8:30 PM EST, via @GuitarsOverGuns on Facebook LIVE! To learn more, and for a full series schedule, visit: bit.ly/GOGOLiveSeries.

Guitars Over Guns is a Miami-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and strong mentoring relationships with professional musicians to help them overcome hardship, find their voice, and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Guitars Over Guns endeavors to create safe spaces for youth to express themselves through music, offering a supportive environment that empowers them to make positive choices at school, at home, and in their communities. Established in 2008, the organization has grown to include a satellite program in Chicago and has served more than 3,000 students over the past decade.

Thank you to the sponsors that make this show possible: Cassel and Cassel, Savage Ticket, GenStone Realty, Diermeier Family Foundation, Schwartz Media Strategies, Inktel Holdings Corp., #aoinsight group, Florida Blue, BAC Florida Bank, Bob & Kathy Bernstein, FON Advisors, Law Office of Brian C. Perlin, Green Family Foundation, and Apollo Bank.

Also, make sure to RSVP for our 7th annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert, presented by Savage Ticket! Guests will enjoy incredible performances from Guitars Over Guns mentors, alumni and special guests, not to mention upgraded sponsor experiences, interactive conversations, and a jaw-dropping auction! Get your free ticket and mark your calendars for November 14th at 7:00 p.m. EST. To learn more and RSVP, click here: bit.ly/chooseyoursound2020

The Guitars Over Guns program is made possible 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. Their program is funded in part by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.

SMDCAC Presents Indie Flicks: Picture a Scientist 10/13/20

SMDCAC Presents Indie Flicks: Picture a Scientist
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 07:30 pm-
Website
Cost: Free; registration required

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s virtual theatrical run reached 47 theaters across the USA in June 2020, and raised money for two organizations advancing women of color in STEM.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Miami Champagne Week Day 3: Meunier Webinar with Matt Citriglia MS 10/15/20

Miami Champagne Week Day 3: Meunier Webinar with Matt Citriglia MS
Thursday, 10/15/2020-, 06:06 pm-07:30 pm
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Cost: $20

(Virtual) Miami Champagne Week Day 3: Meunier Webinar with Matt Citriglia MS

Meunier – A Princess Disguised as a Peasant
The grapes of Champagne are well-known, but two grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, have always been accepted as superior to Meunier. Meunier has historically been disparaged, but it appears that Meunier was simply a princess dressed as peasant waiting for her turn to reign. Where would Champagne be today if it were not for the fruit, fragrance and prettiness that Meunier gives to so many non-vintage blends? At this tasting, we will explore the supporting role that Meunier provides to the Champagne region, as well as its potential to rule on its own.

Matthew Citriglia, Master Sommelier, Director of Education for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Florida, will present this Webinar.

We will taste the following champagnes:
Role in a Blend

Champagne Aubry Brut Premier Cru – Jouy-les Reims
Champagne Rene Geoffroy “Expression” Brut Premier Cru – Ay
Expressed as a Varietal

Champagne Francis Orban Extra Brut – Leuvrigny
Champagne Egly Oriet “Les Vignes de Vrigney” Brut Premier Cru – Vrigny

Date: October 15th, 2020, from 6pm to 7.30pm

Miami Champagne Week Day 4: Blanc de blancs Webinar with Essi Avellan MW 10/16/20

Miami Champagne Week Day 4: Blanc de blancs Webinar with Essi Avellan MW
Friday, 10/16/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm
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Cost: $20

(Virtual) Miami Champagne Week Day 4: Blanc de blancs Webinar with Essi Avellan MW

Blanc de blancs champagnes are revered for their crisp minerality and elegant aromatics. For Ruinart, Chardonnay is the very soul, and Blanc de blancs is the emblem of the house’s taste. On Friday, October 16th, Essi Avellan, MW will be joined by Frédéric Panaïotis, chef de cave for Ruinart champagne, to discuss Chardonnay in Champagne and the Blanc de blancs style during Miami Champagne Week. They will also talk about how wines are impacted by bottle format and share Ruinart’s new sustainability-driven resources against light strike.

Ms. Avellan is Finland’s first Master of Wine, and is widely recognized as a champagne and sparkling wine expert. She is the author of several books on the subject, including “Essi Avellan’s Champagne” and is the organizer of Grand Champagne Helsinki.

Ruinart was the first established House of Champagne in 1729, and has been producing exceptional wines ever since. Mr. Panaïotis was appointed chef de cave in 2007, having previously acted as the enologist at Veuve Clicquot.

We will taste the following champagnes:
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV in magnum bottle
Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007

Date: October 16th, 2020, 12pm EST (Miami), 7pm DST (Europe)

Make this world a Better Place 11/19/20

“Make this world a Better Place”
Thursday, 11/19/2020-, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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Cost: FREE

A local nonprofit agency is bringing together children and senior citizens for a 24-Hour “Make This World Better Place” Mindful experience project that will move the planet from fear into Love. Our objective is to bring peace, mental health and safety to thousands of people Globally.

The world is transitioning to another dimension, and things will not return to the previous state. Dreamcatchers wants to bring people together of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders as part of a transformation into a new Earth.

This is also Miami Give Day, so what an awesome way to give back to the planet.

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo 10/13/20

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, live virtual event

Learn how to prepare a hearty and flavorful favorite with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo for his rescheduled segment on Facebook Live, Tuesday, October 13, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to cook Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop with German Red Cabbage.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 11th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Ahi Tuna, Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

Dinner at the Square: Mail-in Voting 10/14/20

Dinner at the Square: Mail-in Voting
Wednesday, 10/14/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought absentee and by-mail voting to the forefront of national attention. Join us for a discussion on mail-in voting with Peter Antonacci, Supervisor of Elections, Broward County; Wendy Sartory Link, Supervisor of Elections, Palm Beach County; and Richard DeNapoli, J.D., State Committeeman, Republican Party of Broward County. The event will be moderated by Dr. Kevin Wagner, Professor and Political Science Department Chair, Florida Atlantic University.

Drunk Black History 10/10/20

Drunk Black History
Saturday, 10/10/2020-, 09:00 pm-11:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: $10-15

Comedians Brandon Collins and Gordon Baker-Bone host this interactive show where prominent Black historical figures will finally get their due through drunken anecdotes from booked guests! This show is destined to be educational and absolutely f’ing crazy!

Will be hosted via Zoom (link will be shared an hour before the start time)

Saturday, October 10th

9pm EST

Line-up TBA

Past guests on our showcase include:

Rod and Karen Morrow (The Black Guy Who Tips), Rae Sanni (“The Good Place”), Donwill (HBO) and Jay Jurden (The Tonight Show)!

$10 advance

$15 day of

Special prizes for the audience members with the best Halloween costumes!!!

AAF Creative Zen Presents Alexa Carlin 10/9/20

AAF Creative Zen Presents Alexa Carlin
Friday, 10/09/2020-, 09:00 am-10:00 am
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Cost: Free

Join us online for a FREE, thought-provoking talk with founder and CEO of Women Empower X, Alexa Carlin.

Alexa Carlin is a nationally-renowned public speaker and Founder & CEO of Women Empower X. Inspired by her own entrepreneurial pursuits, Alexa founded WEX with the mission to help more women pursue their passions and get to the next level in their career and life.

Alexa founded her first business in high school becoming the sole licensee to design jewelry for an L.A. based fashion company. This entrepreneurial spirit led her to starting a blog in college, Hello Perfect, which served the purpose of helping young women gain confidence in themselves and attracted the likes of Mark Cuban, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Madden, Marc Jacobs and other influential celebrities.

In college, only months before graduation, Alexa found herself in a coma with a 1% chance of living. This near-death experience led to a number of health issues but today, Alexa sees this experience as something to be grateful for as it has been her prime motivation and inspiration to share her story authentically with audiences all over the world.
Alexa was featured on the cover of Meetings & Conventions Magazine as 1 of 15 “Young Millennial Go-Getters To Watch” and named one of the “Most Powerful Women In Fort Lauderdale” by Gold Coast’s Fort Lauderdale Daily.

She has also been featured on Cheddar TV, FOX, ABC, CBS, OWN and in Entrepreneur, Glamour Magazine, Mashable, and TEDx among others. With a following that reaches over 100,000 people on and offline, Alexa’s mission is to make a difference in at least one person’s life every day
AAF CreativeZen was born out of a desire for the local AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & the Palm Beaches chapter of the American Advertising Federation & Choose954 to inspire and engage with our local creative community. Every Creative Zen event includes complimentary coffee and breakfast bites before a short inspiring and thought provoking talk during the second Friday morning of the month. All Creative Zen events are free of charge and open to the community, being creative or a member of the Advertising Federation is not required! #AAFCreativeZen

Virtual Animal Shelter Volunteer Fair 10/1/20

Virtual Animal Shelter Volunteer Fair
Thursday, 10/01/2020-, 04:00 pm-05:00 pm
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Cost: Free

On October 1, 2020 at 4PM join us virtually for our annual VOLUNTEER FAIR and learn about ways you can help save and improve the lives of homeless pets and be a great ambassadors for animals in our community!
Want to donate your time to help homeless pets? In this special Facebook LIVE event, you’ll learn about ways you can volunteer now and when we can plan to be together again! We’ll share different volunteer opportunities and shelter services and how FoMA is helping along the way. PLUS we’ll have amazing giveaways and messages from very special guests, so make sure you sign up to watch

Miami Champagne Week 10/13/20

Miami Champagne Week
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
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Cost: $15

Miami Champagne Week Day 1: Natural Champagne Webinar

The Natural Approach to Champagne: Challenges and Victories
The term ‘Natural Wine’ is a broad one and can be used to indicate a wine made with organic, biodynamic or sustainable techniques. Champagne, with its long history and global reputation as a premium wine producing region, arguably has a responsibility to pursue these environmentally-friendly approaches. In fact this idea has taken on increased importance in recent years, with many growers and producers looking to minimize their environmental impacts by controlling the use of unnatural substances, preserving the vineyard ecosystems and terroirs, and taking accountability of water and waste management. In this webinar we will look at the history of natural winemaking in Champagne, the challenges of applying sustainable and organic practices there, and how the efforts being made can impact the region in the future.

Nicole Ramos, WSET Level 3, FWS, SWS will present the Webinar.

We will taste the following champagnes:
-Larmandier-Bernier Longitude 1er Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs, biodynamic
-J. Lassalle 1er Cru Cuvée Preference, sustainable

Date: October 13th, 2020, from 6pm to 7.30pm

Baila with Marisol Blanco 10/20/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 10/20/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live every Tuesday thru October, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live todos los martes hasta octubre a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Miami Champagne Week Day 2: The Art of Perrier-Jouët 10/14/20

Miami Champagne Week Day 2: The Art of Perrier-Jouët
Wednesday, 10/14/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
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Cost: $15

(Virtual) Miami Champagne Week Day 2: The Art of Perrier-Jouët

Join us for Day 2 of Miami Champagne Week to experience champagne from one of the region’s most unique Houses, Maison Perrier-Jouët. The House was founded by two independent-minded free spirits who shared a passion for art and nature – and a bold vision for champagne.

Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Rose-Adélaïde Jouët founded Maison Perrier-Jouët in 1811 with a desire to create a Champagne House with a difference. They selected Chardonnay as the signature grape of Maison Perrier-Jouët, elevating it from a little-used grape variety to the cornerstone of the world-renowned intricate, floral style of Perrier-Jouët champagne. Their attachment to the terroir, unconventional vision of champagne and belief in creativity redefined the history of champagne.

Alessandra Esteves, DipWSET, MW candidate, Director of Wine Education for Florida Wine Academy, will co-host the Webinar with Perrier-Jouët Champagne Ambassador Elise Cordell.

We will taste the following champagnes:
Champagne Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut
Champagne Perrier-Jouët Brut Blason Rosé
Champagne Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Premiere 2007

Date: October 14th, 2020, from 6pm to 7.30pm

BrightStar Credit Union – Car Buying 101: Tricks of the Trade 10/7/20

BrightStar Credit Union – Car Buying 101: Tricks of the Trade
Wednesday, 10/07/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

We will be presenting with our special guest speaker, Mr. Bill Goldberg, who is the founder of Auto Advisors.
Learn insider information about the car buying experience:
– How to get more for your trade-in
– Internet car-buying pitfalls
– Dealership profit areas
– Extras add up
– Dealer financing vs. your Credit Union
– Plus more industry info you didn’t know

World Champion Boxer Rosario’s Fight Against Charlo w/ Flow State Coach Mike Rosenfeld 9/26/20

World Champion Boxer Rosario’s Fight Against Charlo w/ Flow State Coach Mike Rosenfeld
Saturday, 09/26/2020-, 08:00 am-12:00 am
Virtual Location
Cost: free

Flow State Coach Mike Rosenfeld will be training Jeison Rosario in the fight vs. Jermell Charlo, teaching High Performance Techniques to be in the Zone, How to Overcome Challenges + Rituals that Lead to High Performance, Breathing Techniques to Optimize Energy, Mindset, + Lung Capacity, and Maintaining Lower Heart Rate to Perform at Optimal Level in the Ring for the World Championship Fight on Showtime PPV on September 26th at 8pm. Rosenfeld, ex-gang member + addict pulled himself up by the bootstraps as a scientist and has helped thousands from all walks of life do the same by implementing diversity and tolerance into his research-based practices. These include neuroscience, optimized vitality, applied positive psychology, and organizational psychology. If you mix Rocky, Tupac plus Tony Robbins, you have Mike, an underdog who became a champ, connecting to audiences using his education, life experiences and drawing upon science and psychology.

Baila with Marisol Blanco 10/6/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 10/06/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live every Tuesday thru October, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live todos los martes hasta octubre a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Baila with Marisol Blanco 10/13/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live every Tuesday thru October, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live todos los martes hasta octubre a partir de las 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Nigeria 60th Independence Candlelight Vigil 10/1/20

Nigeria 60th Independence Candlelight Vigil
Thursday, 10/01/2020-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: FREE

The Nigerian American Foundation (NAF) is excited to extend an invitation to Celebrate Nigeria!

🕯️ A candlelight vigil to be held commemorating 60 years of Nigeria’s Independence and pray for the betterment, progress and service to the Nigerian-American community and other communities. 🕯️

🕞 WHEN:
Thursday, October 1st 2020
6:30PM-9:30PM
📍 WHERE:
African Museum of Arts & Culture (AMAC) Grounds
NW 32ND Avenue & 207TH Street,
Miami Gardens, FL, 33056
OR
Watch Virtually on Facebook Live at 💻
https://www.facebook.com/NigerianAmericanFoundationMiami

Thank you for your continued support of the Nigerian American Foundation! For more information and to RSVP, contact us at 📞 305-699-4NAF or reach us by email at 📧info@nigerianamericanfoundation.com.

We look forward to hearing from you and joining us as a valued supporter at Celebrate Nigeria!

#Nigeria60#NAF#NigerianAmericans#Candlelightvigil#60thbirthdayt#Miami#MiamiFL

American Heritage School Hosts Fall Virtual Open House for Plantation Campus 10/17/20

American Heritage School Hosts Fall Virtual Open House for Plantation Campus
Saturday, 10/17/2020-, 12:00 pm-
RSVP / Register
Cost: Spaces will be limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

The prestigious American Heritage School, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America in 2020 by Niche, is hosting Fall Virtual Open House events that will stream live for its Broward and Palm Beach campuses. Each open house offers parents and students an opportunity to meet with American Heritage School’s team, including the admissions directors, teachers, program directors and Principals. The Plantation campus will host its virtual open houses on Oct. 17 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and the Boca Delray campus will host its virtual open houses on Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. and Oct. 17 at 10:00 a.m.

The Fall Virtual Open House will start with a brief introduction from school administrators, then will break into smaller groups to tour the campus. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about American Heritage School’s extensive curriculum from the educators. The school’s goal is to introduce guests to the campus, the curriculum, philosophy and culture so they can learn what makes American Heritage School the Best College Preparatory School in Florida.

American Heritage School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the #1 private school in the United States and #1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars; the school’s second campus in Boca Raton is #2 in National Merit Scholars out of all private schools in Florida. Their combined students from both campuses comprise 10 percent of all National Merit Scholars throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida.

This marks the 11th consecutive year American Heritage has had the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists in Florida. One in four students in the Class of 2021 scored in the top one percent of students in the nation.

If families are unable to attend one of the Fall Virtual Open House and/or would prefer a one-on-one virtual tour, please call the Admissions Office directly at 954-472-0022 ext. 3062.

Dates:
Saturday, Oct. 17, 12:00 p.m. for grades PK-6.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2:00 p.m. for grades 7-12.

For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://www.ahschool.com/current-events/open-house/our-virtual-open-house.
Spaces will be limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo 9/29/20

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 09/29/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
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Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Learn how to prepare a light and refreshing entree with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live on Tuesday, September 29, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques about how to prepare Ahi Tuna Tartare with Mango Fruit Salsa and Wasabi Avocado Mousse.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 10th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

AFRIKIN 2020: A New Way of Being 11/1/20

AFRIKIN 2020: A New Way of Being
Sunday, 11/01/2020-, 03:00 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: Free

A virtual panel discussion with leaders from Africa and the Diaspora to address high-priority goals for the global community. An exploration of key questions on a changing world and COVID-19 Relief. Activism that speaks truth to power. This discussion on a new way of being upon entry into a new reality — is the fifth in the AFRIKIN series.

AFRIKIN 2020 highlights a discourse with the aforementioned panelists based on lessons learned from great leaders in thought on the urgent need for a shift to a new way of being for the removal of class and social division from our mental and spiritual framework as a global family. As the anti-racism movement progresses, humanity now focuses on a consideration of Love as the motivating force to move forward as a collective global community.

This is an essential conversation on finding ways of working together effectively in an altered world. In celebration of cultural variations, there is exploration of new behaviors and perceptions. In order to assist each other, there is now a consideration of cultural identity, economic equity and understanding of community, in all sectors, for the sharing of ideas on the circulation of resources and for the development and growth of all participants in this necessary discussion.

AFRIKIN Talks and workshops are designed to galvanize, inform and motivate an emerging global culture re-defined as, AFRIKIN – the fusion of two words – Africa (the continent) and Kinship (a sharing of characteristics and/or origins) – originating from the same source-point and existing as brothers and sisters in human kin-ship. This kinship, when realized, allows for harmonious and purposeful action in creating peaceful solutions for complex social problems.

AFRIKIN Talks has invited a distinctive selection of academics, artists, luminaries, and presenters to engage in discussion on new ways of investing in our communities. This involves the contributions of effort, resources, thought and time for development, growth, and problem solving during this unprecedented time of systemic transition within a world in crises.

Keeping with standard AFRIKIN programming, for this virtual celebration we will also feature singers, players of instruments, and dancers from various parts of the earth to provide a perspective on how different cultures occupying the same space and time converge. This expansive approach allows for the growth and progression of culture to uplift the community.

This is an opportunity for bridging the gaps between our cultural groups whether from Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, or the Diaspora at large.

The call goes out to the global family to spend the Sunday afternoon of November 1st, 2020, at 3 PM (EDT) reconnecting, reframing, and repurposing.
Tune in to AFRIKIN 2020 at afrikin.org to contribute to the effort of identifying viable solutions as we teach each other about the most singular important facet of life, which is Love as a guiding force for human action. This is the time to learn a new way of being.

Panelists:
H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie, The President of The Crown Council of Ethiopia;
Her Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Abena P. A. Busia from Ghana;
Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency David Comissiong Barbados;
Cornell University Professor Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies from Trinidad & Tobago;
Lawyer and Pan-Africanist Professor PLO Lumumba from Kenya;
Politician, Samia Nkrumah daughter of Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana;
Educator and Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Francio Guadeloupe from the Netherlands Kingdom;
Educator and Social Justice Advocate Dr. Karren Dunkley from Jamaica;
South Carolina State University Professor Dr. Frank C. Martin II from the United States;
Rastafari dub poet, musician, educator, and talk-show host Mutabaruka from Jamaica;
Moderated by Alfonso D’Niscio Brooks, Founder of AFRIKIN;

Baila with Marisol Blanco 10/6/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 10/06/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live every Tuesday thru October, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live todos los martes hasta octubre a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Young Talent Big Dreams 2020 Finals 9/26/20

Young Talent Big Dreams 2020 Finals
Saturday, 09/26/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:15 pm
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Cost: Free

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor The Children’s Trust, are gearing up for the 10th Annual Young Talent Big Dreams Virtual Finals presentation – the most widespread, free youth talent competition in Miami-Dade County. Prizes range from performing arts scholarships to cash awards and performance opportunities. The grand prize winner will receive a free trip – airfare, hotel and passes for two – to attend the live Teen Choice Awards, courtesy of WSVN 7News, along with $500 in cash.

The talent competition features a total of six individual categories including pop/rock/rap vocals, musical theatre/jazz standards/classical vocals, dance, musical instrument, original spoken word, and original vocal and/or instrumental composition. Categories for groups of six or fewer members include dance, musical instrument/bands and vocal groups. Young Talent Big Dreams is modeled after reality TV talent shows that offer similar opportunities to contestants through a series of auditions, performances and professional mentoring. Judges include a host of local celebrities and professionals from Miami’s performing arts community.

Baila with Marisol Blanco 9/29/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 09/29/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Website
Cost: free

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live every Tuesday thru October, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live todos los martes hasta octubre a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live 10/17/20

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live
Saturday, 10/17/2020-, 11:00 am-11:30 am
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Cost: FREE

The Koubek Center in collaboration with Fundación Cuatrogatos and with the support of Miami Book Fair present Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! We are re-imagining our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic.

Kids can invite their favorite stuffed animals, GI Joes, dolls, and toys to join them on a blanket, or have their BFF connect at the same time!

Our 30-minute bilingual Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! will take place twice a month through October, will feature story time, mime and circus performances, children’s theatre, music, percussion and arts and crafts demos, and will be live-streamed. Gather your loved ones at home and join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, October 17 at 11 a.m.

With the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida Cultural Affairs Division.

bit.ly/StorybookPicnicLive

Junto a nuestros amigos de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y con el apoyo de la Feria del Libro de Miami, el Koubek Center está re-imaginando nuestros Picnics de Libros como Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!. A través de nuestros Picnics queremos alentar a los más pequeños a que se inventen su propio picnic en casa al mismo tiempo que se unan a nuestro picnic virtual.

Los niños pueden invitar a sus animalitos de peluche favoritos, sacar sus GI Joes, muñecas y juguetes, y traerlos a su manta de picnic. Y además, también pueden invitar a sus mejores amigos a que se conecten al mismo tiempo para poder compartir virtualmente juntos.

Nuestro Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! durará 30 minutos, será bilingüe y tendrá lugar dos veces al mes hasta octubre. Incluirá un momento para cuentos, actuaciones de mimo y de circo, teatro de niños, música, percusión y manualidades. Reúna a sus seres queridos en casa y acompáñenos en Facebook Live el sábado, 17 de octubre a las 11 a.m.

Gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de Miami-Dade County y del Estado de la Florida.

bit.ly/StorybookPicnicLive

Jaguar LAB Live Stream! 9/23/20

Jaguar LAB Live Stream!
Wednesday, 09/23/2020-, 05:30 pm-
Jaguar Restaurant | Latin-American Habitat
3067 Grand Avenue Coconut Grove, FL 33133,
Miami, Florida, 33133
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Cost:

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

Jaguar LAB has the honor to have as a special guest Martha Soto, creator of “Martha La Mexican” this Wednesday. As a true Mexican, she started this concept as a purpose to keep Mexico alive by passing along her Mexican Traditions and creating experiences so families and kids could celebrate the richness of Mexican culture.

They will get together and create a delicious recipe with his tips for you to make it in the comfort of your home. You will experience how Jaguar’s dishes are prepared with bursts of flavors; packed with tasty ingredients and prepared at the moment. Jaguar’s dishes do not disappoint!

Guests are encouraged to learn cook eat drink and enjoy as they tune-in to the weekly Jaguar LAB Live-Stream!

Tune in on Coconut Grove BID’s Instagram or Facebook platforms.

@coconutgrovemiami

(Photo Credit – Jaguar Restaurant)

ADL Florida Webinar: Standing Up To Hate 10/13/20

ADL Florida Webinar: Standing Up To Hate
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 07:30 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: free

STANDING UP TO HATE:
On this month’s webinar, we will review of anti-Semitic incidents and what to do when hate becomes violent. Learn prevention, awareness, and reaction skills to an active threat situation.

Featuring: Stephanie Viegas, Director of Community Security at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. In this capacity, Stephanie serves over 165 Jewish agencies and organizations in Miami-Dade County. Prior to joining the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Stephanie was a Special Agent (SA) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
SA Viegas began her career with the FBI in 1997, where she served in the National Capital Region until transferring to the Miami Field Office in 2007. While assigned to the National Capital Region, SA Viegas was the Senior Team Leader for the Evidence Response Team, the Assistant Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) coordinator and the Assistant Team Leader for the Hazardous Materials Team. In the Miami Field Office, she served as the WMD Coordinator and as an instructor for the FBI/DOD Counter-Proliferation program.

Happy Hour with The Galleria Featuring Laura Vivas, Former Contestant on NBC’s The Voice 9/24/20

Happy Hour with The Galleria Featuring Laura Vivas, Former Contestant on NBC’s The Voice
Thursday, 09/24/2020-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live virtual event

West Palm Beach resident and NBC’s The Voice former contestant Laura Vivas will headline the next Happy Hour with The Galleria, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s free virtual music series, on Thursday, September 24, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live.

Laura Vivas’ blind audition on NBC’s hit show The Voice, Season 3, resulted in a spot on Christina Aguilera’s team. A native of Puerto Rico, Vivas’ career began at age 18 singing back-up for local artists. Since 2007, she has been the lead singer and the lone female in a six-piece South Florida cover band called Re-Mix. She has opened for artists such as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornsby and more.

Since April, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers have included Shane Duncan, Eddie Bustamante, Nathalie Nesh and Beto Rubineli, Manny Diquez, Carly Jo Jackson, Alexander Star, The Tim Charron Band and Tori Rossi and Will Plus. These archived recorded livestream performances can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are offering full-service dining, in addition to take-out.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Online Tantra Speed Date – Miami! (Singles Dating Event) 10/23/20

Online Tantra Speed Date – Miami! (Singles Dating Event)
Friday, 10/23/2020-, 06:30 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: Male Attendee (Early Bird – Limited): USD 25.00, Female Attendee (Early Bird – Limited): USD 25.00, Male Attendee (Reduced Pricing): USD 35.00, Female Attendee (Reduced Pricing): USD 35.00

Relationship skills game + speed date, you’ll share moments of fun, guided connection with up to 12 dates via video chat.

Over 10,000 singles have gone on 75,000+ dates in 30+ cities worldwide. 95% matched with one or more dates. If you don’t match, your next event is on us!
Just like our popular in-person event, the online exercises are playful, PG-rated (verbal dyads, dance, improv), and infused with positive relating skills.

You’ll sign off not only with matches, but with a spring in your step and a refreshing perspective on what relationships can be.

Event sells out. Get your ticket today!

Baila with Marisol Blanco 9/22/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 09/22/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: FREE

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live every Tuesday thru October, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live todos los martes hasta octubre a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Live Studio Visits: GeoVanna Gonzalez and Najja Moon with Jennifer Inacio 9/24/20

Live Studio Visits: GeoVanna Gonzalez and Najja Moon with Jennifer Inacio
Thursday, 09/24/2020-, 07:00 pm-07:45 pm
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Cost: Free and open to all

Join us for the premiere of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Live Studio Visits, a series that highlights local artists through virtual visits with PAMM curators. Get a first-hand look at the artists’ work and practice through this intimate lens.

This month, artists GeoVanna Gonzalez (@vanna_juanita) and Najja Moon (@najjak) will join PAMM Associate Curator Jennifer Inacio to discuss and debut the fourth episode of their conversation series “Aesthetics of Mobility,” which takes place in their mobile project space. In this episode, they reflect on time—what it reveals, what it changes—and discuss how the perpetual nature of this project has impacted their practice and their lives.

RSVP using the link on our website to join us for this live event!

The Magic of Freight – How It Affects You and Me, an Interactive Zoom Conversation with Broward County Leaders 9/17/20

The Magic of Freight – How It Affects You and Me, an Interactive Zoom Conversation with Broward County Leaders
Thursday, 09/17/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Join the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for a free Speak Up Broward interactive conversation about the magic of freight (air, sea, rail and trucking) on our economy and how it is possible for us to receive goods with the touch of a button. Listen to experts as they share their visions for more ways to move goods in and out of the South Florida region.

Speakers will be:
• Beam Furr, Broward County Commissioner, MPO Board Member
• Gail Bulfin, Sr. Vice President – Member Development, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
• Steve Belleme, Business Development Manager, Broward County Aviation Department
• Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive, Broward County Port Everglades Department

The panel will be moderated by Dan Haake, AICP, National Freight Expert, HDR.

Register via ZOOM at http://bit.ly/BrowardMPOMagicofFreight

For more information, contact Anthea Thomas at thomasa@browardmpo.org or (954) 876-0034. Visit https://browardmpo.org/calendar/event/1014-speak-up-broward-online-events-freight.

AIA Miami Design Awards Virtual Gala 10/3/20

AIA Miami Design Awards Virtual Gala
Saturday, 10/03/2020-, 07:30 pm-10:00 pm
Eventbrite
Cost: $10

Join AIA Miami and guests for a fun evening to raise funds to keep up their great work representing Architects through educational programming, lobbying and general support of the profession.

HOW DOES A VIRTUAL GALA WORK?

After you purchase your tickets, we will send you

the zoom link,
recipes for drinks, dinner and dessert.
We will have professional bartenders teaching you how to make signature drinks, and a Chef to teach you how to make your own Flaming Bananas Foster!

Everyone joins on a zoom meeting.

We encourage you to dress up (at least from the waist up!), order your take out dinner and pour a glass of wine. We provide the music and the entertainment.

Traditionally, the Design Awards Gala is the night that we honor the best and the brightest in Architecture, and even though we cannot gather in person, we will continue the tradition online.

The VIP Party starts at 7:00 pm and lasts for 30 minutes. It has it’s own log in and separate Zoom Link, which will be emailed to VIP guests before the party. VIPs get virtual bar tenders, live music, and drawings for fabulous prizes throughout the party.

The main Gala begins at 7:30 pm.

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live 9/26/20

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live
Saturday, 09/26/2020-, 11:00 am-11:30 am
Facebook
Cost: FREE

The Koubek Center in collaboration with Fundación Cuatrogatos and with the support of Miami Book Fair present Storybook Picnic on Facebook Live! We are re-imagining our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic.

Kids can invite their favorite stuffed animals, GI Joes, dolls, and toys to join them on a blanket, or have their BFF connect at the same time!

Our 30-minute bilingual Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! will take place twice a month through August, will feature story time, mime and circus performances, children’s theatre, music, percussion and arts and crafts demos, and will be live-streamed. Gather your loved ones at home and join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, September 26 at 11 a.m.

With the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida Cultural Affairs Division.

//Junto a nuestros amigos de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y con el apoyo de la Feria del Libro de Miami, el Koubek Center está re-imaginando nuestros Picnics de Libros como Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!. A través de nuestros Picnics queremos alentar a los más pequeños a que se inventen su propio picnic en casa al mismo tiempo que se unan a nuestro picnic virtual.

Los niños pueden invitar a sus animalitos de peluche favoritos, sacar sus GI Joes, muñecas y juguetes, y traerlos a su manta de picnic. Y además, también pueden invitar a sus mejores amigos a que se conecten al mismo tiempo para poder compartir virtualmente juntos.

Nuestro Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! durará 30 minutos, será bilingüe y tendrá lugar dos veces al mes hasta agosto. Incluirá un momento para cuentos, actuaciones de mimo y de circo, teatro de niños, música, percusión y manualidades. Reúna a sus seres queridos en casa y acompáñenos en Facebook Live el sábado, 26 de septiembre a las 11 a.m.

Gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de Miami-Dade County y del Estado de la Florida.

Carryout with Cochon555 9/22/20, 9/23/20, 9/24/20, 9/25/20, 9/27/20

Carryout with Cochon555
Tuesday, 09/22/2020-09/27/2020, 06:00 pm-
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Cost: $115-200

A much-anticipated annual culinary event with stops in cities across the United States, COCHON555 will return to Mi-ami Tuesday, September 22- Sunday, September 27, 2020 as CARRYOUT WITH COCHON555 presented by Citi, a virtual and interactive feast featuring five of the city’s top talents. Across five different nights, a stellar line up of South Flori-da celebrity chefs – Michael Lewis (KYU), Michael Schwartz (Amara at Paraiso), Janine Booth & Jeff McInnis (Root & Bone, Stiltsville), Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House) and Brad Kilgore (Ember) – will conduct “virtual dinners” via Zoom, offering participants the opportunity to partake in an intimate, interactive dining experience, complete with all of the ingredients necessary to enjoy a pork-centric meal including wine and cocktails.

Guests will purchase tickets ($115 for one; $200 for two) which will include a multi-course meal, prepared by the fea-tured chef with almost all of the ingredients sourced from heritage breed pig farms; a bottle of wine (red or white) from Bodegas Ontañón and a cocktail kit or pre-mixed cocktail comprised of either Buffalo Trace or Wheatley Vodka. During a 45-minute live Zoom, the Chefs will recreate one of the featured dishes (guests will cook along); the other dishes will be pre-prepared and ready to heat and/or serve. Guests can choose to pick up their kit at the chef’s desig-nated restaurant or have it delivered for an additional $30 fee.

Participating Chefs and Schedule:
Tuesday, September 22: Chef Michael Lewis of KYU
Wednesday, September 23: Chef Michael Schwartz of Amara at Paraiso
Thursday, September 24: Chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McGinnis of Stilltsville/Root & Bone
Friday, September 25: Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House
Sunday, September 27: Chef Brad Kilgore of Ember

Second Drive-Through Theatre Experience Digital Performance 9/18/20

Second Drive-Through Theatre Experience Digital Performance
Friday, 09/18/2020-, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s Second Drive-Through Theatre Experience is now digital! Watch the second Digital Premiere of the Drive-Through Theatre Experience feat. Latin Grammy Nominee Jose Negroni on Friday, September 18 at 8pm on the official Miami-Dade County Auditorium YouTube page.

Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s Drive-Through Theatre Experience is a live outdoor series that allows patrons to enjoy free and unique cultural performances from the safety of their own vehicle.

This performance features Latin Grammy Nominee Jose Negroni and was filmed live at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium outdoor theatre stage. In this piano concert, Jose Negroni combines his original classical style with captivating fusions of jazz and Latin rhythms in two original compositions.

As Miami-Dade County begins to reopen, the Auditorium will continue to provide diverse and affordable arts experiences for residents and visitors. Celebrate the arts and enjoy your favorite performers in a safe and secure outdoor setting as we transition over to a new normal of performing arts.

Miami-Dade County Auditorium is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Presents SMDCAC Sessions – Virtual 9/17/20

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Presents SMDCAC Sessions – Virtual
Thursday, 09/17/2020-, 07:00 pm-07:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) is launching a new, Miami-based project for local artists to showcase their talents. The project, titled SMDCAC Sessions, supports local artists in Miami financially, emotionally, and creatively during this difficult time.

The Center is reaching out to local performing artists who have an ongoing relationship with the center to perform a three to five-minute video performance that will be broadcast through the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s Facebook page.

SMDCAC will provide a guaranteed fee to each artist who participates as well as a call-to-action for audiences to donate to the artist or their cause during the performance.

Internationally acclaimed Classic Albums Live artist, Nick Hildyard, is guaranteed to rock the stage from jazz, classical, and pop to rock!

Live Virtual Art Talk: George Clinton in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans 9/17/20

Live Virtual Art Talk: George Clinton in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans
Thursday, 09/17/2020-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for a virtual conversation and studio tour with iconic musical genius George Clinton, of Parliament and Funkadelic Records, and PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. Clinton will share his studio space and introduce his visual art practice, including the series of work he has created in quarantine over the past six months. Get a firsthand look into the artistic world of the Godfather of Funk himself!

While the museum is currently closed to the public, this program will be offered remotely via Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Become an Ambassador for African American Art today for an opportunity to participate in an intimate post-program conversation with Clinton. Your participation will help PAMM acquire and exhibit major works by African American artists for years to come.

7pm | Public Live Virtual Art Talk
8:05pm | Ambassadors Meet the Artist Virtual Reception

George Clinton was born on July 22, 1941, and is an iconic singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer. Recording as both Parliament and Funkadelic, Clinton revolutionized popular music during the ’70s and ’80s with an avant-garde style that continues today. His Parliament-Funkadelic collective (which primarily recorded under the distinct band names Parliament and Funkadelic) developed an influential and eclectic form of funk music during the 1970s that drew on science fiction, outlandish fashion, psychedelia, and surreal humor. For over five decades, his unparalleled sound has been cited as the DNA of Hip Hop and Urban Culture.

As a visual artist, Clinton’s body of work is as adventurous and eclectic as his music. Early on he designed the iconic Mothership spaceship for use as a centerpiece stage prop for Parliament-Funkadelic live performances. It is now on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.

Clinton is regarded as one of the foremost innovators of funk music. In 1977, he and Parliament-Funkadelic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and then, in 2019, were honored with the pinnacle Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Culture Shock Miami Premieres Film: Take Back Time 9/16/20

Culture Shock Miami Premieres Film: Take Back Time
Wednesday, 09/16/2020-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: Free

24 socially-minded young artists created Take Back Time, a film charting a path of 526 ways to move toward an equitable and just society.

Courageous Creatives, a group of 24 socially-minded young artists curated by Culture Shock Miami and led by Miami-based creative and educator, Miriam L. King, have come together in an effort to raise awareness and seek positive and effective ways to reimagine a path for a post-racial society.

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live 9/12/20

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live
Saturday, 09/12/2020-, 11:00 am-11:30 am
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Cost: Free

The Koubek Center in collaboration with Fundación Cuatrogatos and with the support of Miami Book Fair present Storybook Picnic on Facebook Live! We are re-imagining our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic.

Kids can invite their favorite stuffed animals, GI Joes, dolls, and toys to join them on a blanket, or have their BFF connect at the same time!

Our 30-minute bilingual Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! will take place twice a month through August, will feature story time, mime and circus performances, children’s theatre, music, percussion and arts and crafts demos, and will be live-streamed. Gather your loved ones at home and join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, August 22 at 11 a.m.

With the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida Cultural Affairs Division.

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Junto a nuestros amigos de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y con el apoyo de la Feria del Libro de Miami, el Koubek Center está re-imaginando nuestros Picnics de Libro