Retra-Tablos: Reclaiming Culture and Ancient Textile Art 11/1/19

Retra-Tablos: Reclaiming Culture and Ancient Textile Art
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 11/01/2019 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue FL 33134 305-603-8067 |,
Coral Gables,, Florida 33134
Cost: 0

The Coral Gables Museum and Oolite Arts are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Retra-Tablos: Reclaiming Culture and Ancient Textile Art that will be on view at the Museum’s Community Meeting Room from November 1st to November 17, 2019. The project was conceived by Aurora Molina and Alina Rodriguez, recipients of the Oolite Arts Creator Awards 2018.

Reclaiming Traditional Textile Arts from Guatemala

Retra-Tablos gathers a group of portraits by seventeen artists, ages 6 to 12. Every image narrates an immigrant child’s story embedded in their Mayan ancestry, legend, folklore, and his/her assimilation as recent migrant, or as a child of immigrant parents.
By combining Mayan deities, symbols, Catholic iconography, and American pop culture, the works relate to the aesthetics of the Catholic “retablos” tradition. A retablo is a framed votive painting that forms part of the Catholic altar. Its iconography was often adopted by the peoples colonized by Spaniards and turned into bright, vibrant folk art of their own.

Also on view in the gallery are backstrap woven and embroidered replicas of the young artists’ drawings created by artisans from the collective of women weavers Trama Textiles, in Guatemala.

A Year of Collaborations

Retra-Tablos is the product of a year-long arts-in-education program. For this project, Molina and Rodriguez worked with immigrant children from The Guatemalan-Maya Center in Lake Worth, Florida, in coordination with its school director, Xiomara Guerra.
By collecting and documenting the cultural narratives of Mayan children and highlighting the textile arts and huipiles of Guatemala, Retra-Tablos also pays homage to the memory of Policarpia Gaspar, co-founder of the center. Mrs. Gaspar was a Guatemalan civil war exile who devoted her life to helping refugee children and families. She passed away on this May, 2019 after a lifetime of social work.

Artist Aurora Molina has also joined efforts with Americans for Immigrant Justice and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery to exhibit a large quilt in process titled Sew America (So America Cares): Immigration Quilt. The quilt raises awareness on the current state of immigration and shines light on the increase of child death, deportation and detention. Each appliqued panel by artists, teachers, children and adults is rendered in textiles and feature the silhouetted face of a deported child in the US. The quilt will continue to grow as more artists and individuals contribute to making more panels.

In addition, Sharon Smith, composer with La Chance Music has produced a musical piece with a video production by Director Fina Torres and Producer Esther Levin with Jacaranda Producciones exclusively to complement the show. The project documentation video is produced by Damian Rojo.

Activities at the Coral Gables Museum

The Grand Opening of Retra Tablos, on Friday, November 1st, 6-10pm will be in conjunction with Coral Gables Gallery Night. It will include interactive presentations on backstrap weaving. There will be live music by students of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and a cash bar. This event is brought to you by the Coral Gables Museum on the First Friday of every month.
Admission is free!

More activities related to the show will be offered during the Museum’s Family Day, on Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2-5 pm. Come and learn about the backstrap weaving textile arts of Guatemala; create paper embroidery; make simple weavings; and be creative using Mayan patterns on coloring book pages to make a self-portrait. There will be live marimba musical performances by students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools and more! Admission is also free.

For more information on Family Day:

For more information on the artists:

Aurora Molina

Alina Rodriguez

About the Coral Gables Museum:
The Coral Gables Museum fosters an appreciation for the Civic Arts in Coral Gables. It explores and celebrates the history, vision, urban and environmental design, and cultural landscape of the City Beautiful within a broad audience that goes from children, families, and community members to national and international visitors. The museum optimizes its mission by cultivating effective partnerships, and providing programming that includes exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, tours, publications and special events.

About Oolite Arts:
Oolite is both a community and a resource, providing artists with the free studio space, exhibition opportunities, direct support and programming they need to advance their careers. We also offer programming to the surrounding neighborhood and the wider community to help them better understand, and create, contemporary art.

Retra-Tablos is funded by The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts.

Giralda Under the Stars 11/1/19

Giralda Under the Stars
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 11/01/2019 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Giralda Plaza
Giralda Plaza between Ponce de Leon and Galiano Street,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Cost: Free

Coral Gables’ signature event, Giralda Under the Stars, returns for its 10th anniversary! Every first Friday of the month from November to April, attendees can enjoy live performances by local bands and al fresco dining at Giralda Plaza restaurants. Presented by the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, each event of the series will feature a unique theme and music variety, making every night of Giralda Under the Stars unmissable!

Al fresco dining is available at the following<br />

• 77 Sport Bar
• Bangkok Bangkok II
• Clutch Burger
• Coyo Taco
• Divino Ceviche
• Espresso Cubano
• GreenLife Organic Bistro
• KAE by Chef Landa
• La Dorada
• Lorenzo Pizza
• MARA Basque Restaurant
• Miss Saigon Bistro
• Pasion del Cielo
• PokeBao
• Rice Mediterranean Kitchen
• Talavera
• The Bar
• The Local Craft Food & Drink
• Threefold Cafe

Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale’s 6th Annual Halloween Bash 11/1/19

Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale’s 6th Annual Halloween Bash
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 09:00 pm –
Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale
3115 NE 32 Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Cost: 10

Who says kids should have all the fun on Halloween? Throw on a one-of-a-kind costume and mark your calendars because Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale will be celebrating its sixth annual Halloween Bash hosted by BIG 105.9’s The Paul Castronovo Show on Friday, Nov. 1.

Guests will enjoy a live DJ, Halloween drink specials, signature cocktails and a notoriously competitive costume contest with $10,000 worth of prizes. Don your most horrific, hilarious, sexy, or original costume for a chance to win unbelievable prizes including:

• Sexiest: $1,500
• Scariest: $1,500
• Most Original: $1,500
• Best Group: $1,500
• Fan Favorite: $1,500
• Plus, raffles and late night dance party prizes!

Guests can enjoy a live appearance by Paul Castronovo of The Paul Castronovo Show on BIG 105.9. Tune in to The Paul Castronovo Show Every Weekday from 6 – 10 a.m. for a chance to win VIP tickets. VIP Experience includes private, reserved seating and a dinner buffet. Sponsors include Bud Light, The Kraken, Three Olives Vodka, Jose Cuervo and Jack Daniels.

Skull & Bones: Late Night at the New World Symphony 11/1/19

Skull & Bones: Late Night at the New World Symphony
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 09:00 pm –
New World Center
500 17th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Cost: 35

From classical music’s own Dr. Frankenstein—who previously mashed Brahms with Radiohead, Tchaikovsky with Drake, Beethoven with Coldplay and Bartók with Björk—comes a dark and twisted Late Night at the New World Symphony. Visionary artist Steve Hackman blurs the lines of classical and pop music with this new program devoted to all things Halloween. Conjure your friends for this hybrid concert featuring dancing, DJ sets, dynamic lighting and videos, and signature potions to be enjoyed with the music.

Costumes encouraged! No functional props or weapons, including metal swords, will be permitted. Attendees must pass security screenings to enter.

Knight Foundation and New World Symphony: Reimagining Classical Music in the Digital Age

The Bridge of San Luis Rey 10/26/19 – 11/17/19

The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 11/17/2019 08:00 pm –
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Cost: $39-$65

Adapted for the stage, directed by, and starring David Greenspan, this show tells the story of five travelers, and how their lives are intertwined after being hurled to their deaths by a collapsing bridge in colonial Peru. This gripping new play is a lyrical and transformative experience about the bridge between life and death: love. It features a multicultural cast of award-winning local and visiting talent. David Greenspan (6-time Obie Award winner) leads as Uncle Pio, Austin Reed Alleman as Esteban, Lindsey Corey (Carbonell Award Winner) as Dona Clara, Jeanette Dilone as Camile Perichole, Marcela Jabes as Pepita, Carlos Orizondo (Carbonell Award Winner) as Don Andres & Cap. Alvarado, Mary Lou Rosato (Drama Desk Award Winner) as Dona Maria, Karen Stephens (Carbonell Award Winner & Miami New Times Best Actress) as Madre Maria, and Kevin Veloz as Manuel.

Haunted Factory by Secret Garden 11/1/19

Haunted Factory by Secret Garden
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 09:00 pm – 05:00 am
Wynwood Factory
55 NE 24th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
Cost: 10$

Immerse yourself in 4 pulse-pounding scare rooms, interactive characters, unique horror-themed art and horrific party experiences with 2 rooms of sound where you can dance the fright away. Get ready for performances from Lee Foss, Roger Sanchez, Richy Ahmed and Cocodrills, Fiin & More in our Main Room and special performances in our second room from DJ Luian & more featuring the best Hip Hop and Latin parties in Miami.

Main Room:
Richy Ahmed, Puma – DJ, Kike Roldan, Cortes, Burner Brothers, GONZ

Second Room:
Oasis by Trapmania

A Taste of Italy Workshop (Adult / BYOB) 11/1/19

A Taste of Italy Workshop (Adult / BYOB)
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Taste Buds Kitchen
14740 sw 26 st,
Miami, Florida 33185
Cost: $60

Dreaming of visiting a villa in Tuscany? So are we! Join us for a tasty trip where we’ll enjoy a delicious tour of homemade Italian favorites. From our mouth-watering Eggplant Parmesan to decadent Wild Mushroom & Truffle Oil Risotto, we’ll top it off with perfectly sweet Cannoli leaving everyone cheering for more. Grab a friend and your favorite wine as we learn that you don’t have to fly across the globe to get the fresh taste of homemade Italian cuisine. Vegetarian & BYOB. You’ll work together in teams of 4 to 5 per table to create our culinary masterpiece. If you’re coming solo or with a plus one, get ready to meet some great new friends! $60 per person. Registration is required, space is limited.

Miami Design District Performance Series Presents 1st Halloween 80’s Retro Night featuring Martha Wash (original WeatherGirl) & Shannon 11/1/19

Miami Design District Performance Series Presents 1st Halloween 80’s Retro Night featuring Martha Wash (original WeatherGirl) & Shannon
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Palm Court
140 NE 39th Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
Cost: Free

Miami Design District’s Performance Series gained notoriety after its start in 2017 for bringing performances out of the traditional theater setting and into the neighborhood. Open to public (and free!) beginning on October 18th and running through December 13th, the series comes back on Friday evenings with highly-acclaimed performers and acts from all genres.
Palm Court at The Miami Design District (140 NE 39th Street, Miami, FL 33137)

Fiddler on the Roof 10/29/19 – 11/3/19

Fiddler on the Roof

Tuesday, 10/29/2019 – 11/03/2019 08:00 pm –
Adrienne Arts Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33123

The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

The Wolves 10/31/19 – 11/17/19

The Wolves
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 07:30 pm –
Adrienne Arts Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33123
Cost: Ticket prices on website link

A South Florida Premiere play by Sarah Delappe and directed by Stuart Meltzer.

This Pulitzer Prize finalist centers on the lives and experiences of nine high school girls through their weekly Saturday morning pre-game soccer warmups, using their team and relationships as a metaphor for survival in 21st Century America. Different personalities and backgrounds clash, as these young women navigate the bumpy terrain of being a teenager living in America today. This stunning new work, highly theatrical and still true to life, is one of the most anticipated titles in the current American theater season.