Summer Chess and Game Camp 6/5/15

Summer Chess and Game Camp
Friday, 06/05/2015 – 06/26/2015 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
chessThe Stormont Kings Chess Program
8353 SW 124 St, Suite 201-A,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: $149 per week, $39 per day

We will have different Chess and Game activities throughout the day! They will also learn different chess strategies and tactics, do some chess puzzles and more. Other games are available.

Free Raffles throughout the day! Children will have time to socialize with their friends and make new ones too! Please pack your own lunch on Monday – Thursday, and Friday is Pizza day, free water, juice, and snacks will be provided daily. Complimentary coffee while you drop the kids off too.

Pitman Photo Darkroom Solo Exhibit 4/1/15

Pitman Photo Darkroom Solo Exhibit
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 – 04/30/2015 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm
PITMANPHOTOPitman Photo Supply
13911 South Dixie Highway,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

A photography exhibition of Miami’s award-winning photographer/visual artist Jonathan Brooks

KCC Productions presents the Will Calhoun Quartet at Pinecrest Gardens 3/14/15

KCC Productions presents the Will Calhoun Quartet at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 03/14/2015 – 03/14/2015 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
5"x7" Post Card TemplatePinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Rd,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25-30

Famed Drummer Brings Jazz from New York March 14

Two-time Grammy winner Will Calhoun brings his jazz project to the South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens March 14 at 8 PM. Will is promoting his critically acclaimed CD “Life In This World” (Motéma Music). “Life…” features such notables as Ron Carter, Donald Harrison, Wallace Roney, and John Benitez, supplementing the trio of Will, Marc Cary, and Charnett Moffett. “Life In This World is a spiritual title,” Calhoun says, “which to me just means the sonic world of my experiences. It’s Will Calhoun in the sense of what influences me and what inspires me, but aimed more towards a jazz audience.” Says Carol Banks Weber of examiner.com, “Will Calhoun’s latest breakthrough jazz album, “Life In This World,” has it all. It deserves more than five stars. It deserves a Grammy.”

He is currently working on a recording, to be released in the Fall of 2015, celebrating the music of Elvin Jones. The album will feature Sonny Fortune and other alumni of The Jazz Machine. In addition, he is a featured artist in Sibylle Szaggars Redford’s paean to the living Earth, “The Way of the Rain,” performed at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Also in the works is an exciting project from West Africa. Will is a new breed of ethnomusicologist, combining his ancestral research with many years of commercial success in jazz, rock, urban, alternative, ambient, and other musical forms of the world into a beautiful swirling expression of life.

Will Calhoun has composed, produced, and toured with Mick Jagger, Mos Def, Oumou Sangaré, Marcus Miller, and Wayne Shorter (on the Grammy-winning CD, High Life), Pharoah Sanders, The Rolling Stones, Lauryn Hill, Herb Alpert, Public Enemy, Paul Simon, Stanley Jordan, Jaron Lanier, and many more. He is an alumnus of the Sundance Composer Lab Program. He has recently broadened his artistic expression to film scores, photography, and a collection of artwork crafted from rhythm titled “AZA”. You can visit his on line gallery at: www.willcalhounart.com. He spends most of his limited down town time in West and North Africa researching ancient rhythms and musical styles.

Accompanying Will at Pinecrest will be Orrin Evans on piano, Luques Curtis on bass, and Marcus Strickland on sax. This is a first-class quartet specially flown in from New York for this show.

Pinecrest Gardens are located at 11000 SW 57th Ave (Red Road) in Pinecrest. Tickets are $25 and $30, ($15 students; promo code “cool”) available at pinecrestgardens.org.

6th Annual Bike Day 3/14/15

6th Annual Bike Day
Saturday, 03/14/2015 – 09:00 am – 11:30 am
2015-Bike-day-JPEGPinecrest Community Center
5855 Killian Drive,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: FREE

Bicyclists of all ages and abilities will take part in the Village of Pinecrest’s Sixth Annual Bike Ride Day hosted in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools Vice-Chair Dr. Lawrence Feldman. All types of bicycles are welcome including stroller, tandem and recumbent styles. The goal of Bike Ride Day is to encourage student and family participation in activities geared toward healthy and active lifestyles. A Safety and Information Fair with a Bicycle Rodeo where children will ride through an obstacle course that will teach them about bicycle safety will kick-off the event. Sponsors will also be fitting and giving away bicycle helmets, while supplies last. At 10:00 a.m. participants will have their choice of a two, three or four-mile loop where bicyclists will ride through Pinecrest’s scenic streets while flanked by police personnel to ensure safety. All loops will be closed to traffic. The fun doesn’t end there, at 11:30 a.m. sponsors will raffle gym memberships, major league sports tickets and other family-friendly items.

Closing Party for “The Writing on the Wall” Art Show 2/27/15

Closing Party for “The Writing on the Wall” Art Show
Friday, 02/27/2015 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
logo-cmyk_resizedPyramid Studios Miami
8890 SW 129th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

Just My Height Art Shows, which brings professional-quality, fine art to young children’s eye level by displaying it at just 36 inches high, is celebrating its debut show, “The Writing on the Wall,” with a closing party!

Join us for wonderful artwork as well as fun and games, including a scavenger hunt and art “stations,” designed to engage the children with the art. There will also be a raffle with arts-related prizes.

“The Writing on the Wall” features 20 artists from South Florida and around the U.S., with all pieces centered around the theme of letters and numbers. Proceeds from the sale of any artwork in the show and the raffle tickets will be donated to the Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library, in support of Miami-Dade Public Library’s Project L.E.A.D. (Literacy for Every Adult in Dade).

Our opening reception in January was a huge success! Don’t miss this last chance to catch this unique show, and bring along the children, so they, too, can enjoy fine art … at their level!

Orchestra Miami presents Beethoven on the Beach 3/8/15

Orchestra Miami presents Beethoven on the Beach
Sunday, 03/08/2015 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Beethoven_squarePinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free, Suggested donation $10

Back by popular demand- Orchestra Miami’s series of outdoor concerts for the community! “Beethoven on the Beach- Sumptuous Strings” features the string ensemble of Orchestra Miami, performing works by Bartok, Holst, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, conducted by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director, Elaine Rinaldi. This year’s concert begins with the gorgeous and exotic Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, BB 68 by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok followed by a rarity- Beethoven’s “No, Non Turbati”, a concert aria for soprano and string orchestra featuring local favorite, Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste, as the soloist. The first half concludes with Gustav Holst’s lively and spirited “St. Paul’s Suite” Op. 29 N. 2. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous and beautiful Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48. • Sunday, March 8, 2015; 7:00 PM at the Pinecrest Gardens “Banyan Bowl” (11000 SW 57 Avenue) in Pinecrest- gates open at 7:00 PM – General Admission Stadium Seating. Concessions will be available (all proceeds to benefit Orchestra Miami); Suggested admission is $10 per person, however, no one will be turned away! Free parking available on-site. For more information about Orchestra Miami, please call (305) 274-2103 or visit www.orchestramiami.org.

Batuke Samba Funk @ Pinecrest 2/21/15

Batuke Samba Funk @ Pinecrest
Saturday, 02/21/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
batuke20141Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25-30

Come celebrate Carnaval in Brazil at Pinecrest Gardens with Miami’s finest Brazilian band, Batuke Samba Funk!

Back by popular demand, Batuke Samba Funk comprises musicians based in Miami, Florida. The group offers a fusion of Brazilian rhythms including samba and samba rock with classic American funk. Tonight they perform with their full ensemble, plus two glamorous samba dancers.

Bassist, composer and musical producer Diogo Brown is the creator of Batuke Samba Funk. He is one of the most recognized and accomplished Brazilian musicians working in South Florida. One of his recent musical productions, Brazilian Voices Funky Jazz Show, was awarded “Best Show of the Year” by the Brazilian Press Awards.