WLRN-FM (91.3), South Floridas National Public Radio affiliate, rolls out a summer lineup this week, adding four new shows to its schedule:
• Tell Me More, hosted by Michel Martin and airing at 8 p.m. weekdays, is described as a kitchen table conversation, where the door is open to guests from across the spectrum of our multicultural world. It replaces The Story With Dick Gordon, which will be heard at noon and 8 p.m. on WLRN XTRA HD.
• Ask Me Another, hosted by Ophira Eisenberg and airing at 1 p.m. Saturdays, is a hip, comedy-and music-infused quiz show taped at a Brooklyn pub. It replaces Says You, which moves to 8 p.m. Saturdays, an hour now occupied by jazz programming. ( Says You returns to its regular slot in October.)
• Americas Test Kitchen, hosted by Christopher Kimball and airing at 3 p.m. Saturdays, investigates the good and bad in the world of food. It replaces The Tavis Smiley Show, which moves to 6 p.m. Sunday, bumping Fresh Air Weekend from the lineup.
• Ted Radio Hour, hosted by Alison Stewart and airing at 7 p.m. Sundays, expands on TED Talks, presentations about technology, entertainment and design at global conferences intended to disseminate "ideas worth spreading." It fills the stations rotating Sunday Special slot.
The stations complete schedule is at wlrn.org.
Joseph Adler still has two plays to go in his current season at GableStage David Mamets Race (July 7-Aug. 5) and Lynn Nottages Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined (Sept. 8-Oct. 7) but the artistic director has let subscribers know that the first play of his 2012-2013 season will be David Ives Venus in Fur.
Nina Arianda won the best actress Tony Award for her performance in the plays just-ended Broadway production, and the provocative script is definitely in Adlers wheelhouse. The two-character piece is about an actress who has come to audition for a stage version of Leopold von Sacher-Masochs 1870 novella Venus in Furs. (Masochism was derived from the authors name.)
GableStage will present six shows in its new season, but thus far Venus in Fur (Nov. 10-Dec. 9) is the only title Adler has revealed. Current subscribers can renew for $200 until July 15, and new subscribers pay $225. GableStage is in the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119, gablestage.org.
Happily ever after
Every faith has its own version of the afterlife. An exhibit at the ArtCenter/South Florida incorporates elements from many of them.
Featuring the works of artists Byron Keith Byrd, Alex Heria and Franklin Sinanan, the cultural-mash uses paintings and sculptures to present the topic in a new light. For example, one of Byrds pieces, Religious Entrapment, consists of a crucifix made of gold mouse traps.
The Afterlife runs through Aug. 5 at the centers main gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd., in Miami Beach; artcentersf.org, 305-674-8278.
The past year has been tough on South Florida theater companies, with Florida Stage and The Promethean Theatre folding and Boca Ratons Caldwell Theatre Company locked out of its $10 million theater. But further north, everything is coming up roses for Maltz Jupiter Theatres 10th anniversary season.
Producing artistic director Andrew Kato just announced that the company has broken its subscriber record, signing up 7,350 theatergoers for the 2012-2013 season, with subscription sales still open. The secret? High-quality productions of familiar titles.
In the lineup for next season are Amadeus (Oct. 30-Nov. 11), The Music Man (Nov. 27-Dec. 16), Singin in the Rain (Jan. 8-27), Doubt (Feb. 5-17) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (March 5-24). Prices range from $183 to $268, with four- and five-show packages available. The Maltz is at 1001 E. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter; 561-575-2223, jupitertheatre.org.
Visual arts notes
• Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morkami Park Rd., Delray Beach, launches TourOn, a 27-stop tour via smartphone app, on July 13. The Web-based experience includes images, audio and a GPS map. The kickoff tour, which includes sushi, is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is $7 ($5 for kids under 17); 561-495-0233, morikami.org.
• The de la Cruz Collection, 23 NE 41st St., Miami, will be closed through July 9; 305-576-6112, delacruzcollection.org.
Compiled by Miami Herald staff. Send news about theater to cdolen@MiamiHerald.com; dance, pop and Latin music to jlevin@MiamiHerald.com; visual arts to jwooldridge@MiamiHerald.com and classical music and jazz to kmartin@MiamiHerald.com. Add events to our calendar at MiamiHerald.com/events.