Thursday, August 27, 2009

This Week at The Wolfsonian-FIU‏

Guilty Pleasures: Love and Carnage on the Beach

Thursday, August 27, 1pm, Dynamo Café
Clambake (USA, Arthur N. Nadel and Ladislav Smoecek, 1967, Color, DVD, 100 min)—Set in Miami, Elvis Presley plays a millionaire who switches identities to find out if his love interest likes him for himself or his money.

Thursday, August 27, 7pm, auditorium
Jaws (USA, Steven Speilberg, 1975, Color, DVD, 124 min)—An idyllic summer in New England becomes frenzied when a great white shark attacks swimmers. Part-time sheriff (Roy Scheider) and marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) team up to catch the man-eater.

The films are offered at reduced, "recession concession" rates: evening screenings are free for members and students; $10 two-for-one admission for all others. Afternoon screenings free with a purchase in The Dynamo Shop or Café of $5 or more. For more information contact lydia @ or 305.535.2644.

Friday, August 28, 7pm
TALK AND BOOK SIGNING BY SENATOR BOB GRAHAM—Senator Bob Graham will discuss his new book, America: The Owner's Manual, an insider's guide to making the political system work for you. Designed with students in mind, this how-to book can be used by all to make politics a hands on activity, rather than the spectator sport it usually is. The Owner's Manual is available in soft cover for $16.95 in The Dynamo Museum Shop or by contacting paola @

Senator Graham retired from public office in early 2005, spent the 2005–2006 academic year at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government as a senior fellow, and is currently focusing his efforts on the "Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida," which trains the next generation of public leaders to solve public policy challenges facing Florida, the nation, and the Americas. Senator Graham currently serves as the Chairman for the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism and was recently appointed to serve on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. RSVP required: 305.535.2644 or lydia @ Free reception follows.

Free admission begins at 6pm. Join us for a guided tour at 6pm and innovative programming at 7pm. Galleries remain open until 9pm.

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