Friday, May 9, 2008 activities

"The Big Sell: Collecting Propaganda"
May 9, at 7p.m.

Leonard A. Lauder, chairman of the Board of The Estée Lauder Companies, art collector and philanthropist, discusses his interest in collecting and preserving "propaganda arts." A selection of works of U.S. World War II posters and ephemera, from Mr. Lauder's recent gift to The Wolfsonian, will be on view in the fifth floor galleries. The event is sponsored by Sotheby's and is free for Wolfsonian members and $10 for non-members. RSVP required.

1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Second Saturdays are Free for Families
May 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Darden Restaurants Foundation and MetLife Foundation are the sponsors of MAM's Second Saturdays, a day to drop in with the whole family to enjoy fun, interactive programs. This month's activity, led by MAM's Education Staff, is to create a collage inspired by the Caribbean with recycled materials, depicting views of a tropical environment; not just the tourist beach paradise, but the town beyond too.

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Opening Reception for Sidonie Villere
May 10 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Steve Martin Gallery presents Sidonie Villere, a ceramic artist and exhibition curator of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Villere works under the premise that her objects possess a sense of history and reflect her current surroundings through constructing and deconstructing her forms. Her works are physically transformed by her process, leaving the artist's mark on each piece; a subtle history evidenced by the raw wearing and tearing of time and intention. Celebrate the exhibition's opening with music by DJ Marc Yvanes.

Steve Martin Gallery
66 N.E. 40th Street, Miami

Cintas Foundation Finalists' Exhibition
May 10 at 7 p.m.

The Cintas Foundation and the Frost Art Museum will present the finalists exhibition for the 2008 Cintas Foundation's Emilio Sanchez Award for the Visual Arts. Finalists are: Ray Azcuy, Barbara M. Fuentes, Isaac Maiselman, Ernesto Oroza, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Juana Valdes and Ricardo Zulueta. The winner will be announced by the Cintas Foundation's Board of Directors. The award carries a $15,000 cash prize, funded in honor of the late Cuban artist and Cintas Fellow Emilio Sanchez. The program, established in 1963 from the estate of former Cuban ambassador to the U.S. Oscar B. Cintas, has honored some of the world's most talented Cuban artists, many at the start of their careers.

Marcy Building
3852 N. Miami Avenue, Miami Design District

Rockin' for the Cure
May 10 at 7 p.m.

The rockin' Hepcat Boo Daddies and Jeff Watkins will perform at the Hollywood Concert to benefit the Florida Brain Tumor Association. The event begins with a silent auction at 7 p.m., followed by the concert at 8. Cocktails will be available. Tickets are $38.

Hollywood Playhouse
2640 Washington Street, Hollywood

Against the Grain
May 10 from 7 to 10 p.m.

"Against the Grain," an exhibition of recent works by over 15 Bakehouse Art Complex artists, explores urban development's impact on art, portraying raw and visceral themes of city life. Combining found objects, iconic images and underground comics, the show reveals an empty wasteland of turmoil and alienation. The show runs through June 16 and can be viewed daily from noon to 5 p.m. Pictured: Luis Garcia-Nerey "Babylon Series."

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Miami

Aguas, Tintas, y Corazon-Adas
May 10 from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Carlos Acostaneyra's exhibition at Zu Galeria Fine Arts. Carlos Acostaneyra, a graduate of Cuba's top art school, the Academia de San Alejandro, returns to Zu Galeria Fine Arts with his newest exhibition, "Aguas, Tintas, y Corazon-Adas." This exhibition will be on view through May 31.

Zu Galeria Fine Arts
2248 S.W. 8th Street, Miami

Exhibition Opening
May 10 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

The work of Gye-Hoon Park "Consciousness of Conscience" and Jill Hotchkiss "SuperNatural" will open at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts during the monthly Wynwood Art District Gallery Walk. The exhibition will be on view through June 7 and can be seen Tues-Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts
2043 N. Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District

Movies on the Green
May 10 at 8 p.m.

Israeli film, "The Syrian Bride," directed by Eran Riklis, is this month's Movie on the Green, hosted by the BHI Art & Culture Foundation. This international award-winning film, shot by a crew of Israelis and Arabs, won over audiences worldwide. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and a picnic basket to relax and enjoy the screening. Admission is $5 for BHI residents and $8 for non-residents. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This film is the last screening for the 2007-08 season.

96th Street at West Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands

Gallery Walk "After Party" and Silent Auction
May 10 at 10 p.m.

Join A.N.E.W. Museum/Galleries at the After Party following the Wynwood Art District Gallery Walk. View an array of artworks that will be available for bidding in the silent auction.

The Vagabond
30 N.E. 14th Street, Downtown Miami

Colony Theater
May 11 at 3 p.m.

Walenstein Musical Organization will present a special Mother's Day Concert featuring 20-year old guest soloist David Andai. The program, with Alfred Gershfeld conducting, includes Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G Major; Elgar's Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20; Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major; and Grieg's Holberg Suite, Op. 40. As a tribute to all mothers and mothers-to-be, excerpts from the Annual Walenstein Essay Competition will be read by its finalists. Tickets range in cost from $10 to $30.

1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Avenue Q Performance and Cast Party
May 13 at 8 p.m.

Join the Green Room Society for the hilarious "grown up" puppet comedy, Avenue Q. See the performance at 8 and party afterwards at the VIP Cast Party at 10 in the Next Generation Green Room. Avenue Q is Broadway's smash-hit 2004 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. It tells the story of making it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. It's full of heart, hummable tunes, and features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story in a smart, risqué and downright entertaining way. Tickets are $50 for the performance and party. Join or renew your membership to the Green Room Society and receive half-price tickets to this event.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Latin Side of Jazz
May 14 at 7:45 p.m.

Gold Coast Jazz Society presents Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion. Experience the hot sounds of Latin jazz and jazz standards with Miami's favorite drummer and percussionist Sammy Figueroa. Born in the Bronx, the son of well-known singer Charlie Figueroa, has played with the best of the jazz, Latin jazz, and pop artists, including Sonny Rollins, Dave Sanborn, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Chet Baker, Stanley Clarke, Jr., Al Jarreau, Lena Horne and Mark Murphy. Tickets are $30, $35 and $40.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

MAM Social
May 15 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

This month's popular JAM @ MAM is especially designed for young professionals from YP organizations to meet and mingle along with Miami Art Museum's own MAM Partners. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks and live music in the "young professionals lounge," tour the MAM galleries and learn about YP support groups and organizations in South Florida. Free admission for MAM Partners and members of The Green Room Society, MOCA Shakers, The Tribe, Fairchild Palms, MCB Upper Room and The WolfPack. $10 for non-members. RSVP please.

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Free Third Thursdays
May 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Archaeology Now: The Miami Circle and South Florida Today is currently the exhibition on view at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Hear about recent discoveries and challenges from professionals in the field as they pursue research and preservation in South Florida's ever-changing environment. Panelists are Bob Carr, Archaeological and Historical Conservancy; Ryan Wheeler, Florida State Archaeologist; Margo Schwadron, Archaeologist, National Park Service; and Moderator Jorge Zamanillo, Curator of Object Collections at HMSF. Admission is free.

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

MCB School's Student Workshop
Friday – Sunday
May 16 – 18

Advanced students from Miami City Ballet School will perform exciting works from the MCB repertoire, including Balanchine's Allegro Brillante and the finale from Marius Petipa's Sleeping Beauty. For many of the students, this will be their grand finale before becoming professional dancers at ballet companies around the country. Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 and Sunday at 2 p.m. Following the Sunday performance there will be a special benefit reception to raise funds for student scholarships. Tickets are $25 for all performances, and tickets for the performance/party package on Sunday are $100 for adults and $50 for children. Pictured: Elizabeth Smedly and Pablo Papacostas; photo by Joe Gato.

Miami City Ballet Studios
2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach

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