In the run-up to Art Basel Miami Beach, North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art is collaborating with WPBT-PBS 2 on Artist-to-Artist: Conversations at MOCA, featuring 16 contemporary artists, to air on Channel 2 at 6 p.m. each Sunday in November.
The first half-hour episode, scheduled for Nov. 4, showcases artists Tracey Emin, Isaac Julien and Jack Pierson in conversation with MOCA Executive Director Bonnie Clearwater, with commentary by Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The artists, who were interviewed as part of MOCA’s 15th anniversary celebration, discuss their work, contemporary culture and Miami’s emergence as an international art center; mocanomi.org, wpbt2.org.
Also at MOCA, art historian Claudia Calirman, author of Brazilian Art Under Dictatorship: 1968-1974, speaks about Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio and Cildo Meireles, who produced groundbreaking artwork during a time of authoritarianism in their country. The art talk at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 will be followed by a book signing at the museum, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Reserve at 305-893-6211 or the museum website.
The Naked Stage is preparing for a hectic November, with the world premiere of Antonio Amadeo’s A Man Puts on a Play and the company’s popular 24-Hour Theatre Project, which has announced its participants.
Amadeo’s play runs Nov. 2-18 at Barry University’s Pelican Theatre, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. The play about creating and staging a play is directed and produced by Amadeo, and he is featured in the cast. a Tickets are $25 (seniors $18, students $12), and performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; 866-811-4111, nakedstage.org.
The 24-Hour Theatre Project, which happens Nov. 12 at GableStage in Coral Gables’ Biltmore Hotel, has assembled the actors, playwrights and directors who will join in creating short plays from scratch in just 24 hours. Playwrights are Andie Arthur, Marjorie O’Neill-Butler, Christopher Demos-Brown, Christopher De Paola, Tony Finstrom, Michael McKeever, Stuart Meltzer and Juan C. Sanchez. Staging the plays are Todd Allen Durkin, Avi Hoffman, Dan Kelley, Michael Leeds, Amy London, Hugh Murphy and Andy Rogow.
• The Miami Symphony Orchestra opens its season at 7 p.m. Sunday with Eduardo Marturet conducting Sibelius’ Seventh Symphony and Kodály’s Dances of Galánta and featuring Konstantin Soukhovetski in Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. Tickets to the concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, are $34-$119 at themso.org.
• Orchestra Miami hosts a season preview concert and fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, featuring Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi and four orchestra musicians in works by composers who will be featured during the season. Tickets are $30 at orchestramiami.org or 305-274-2103.
• Sunday Afternoons of Music for Children presents the Florida Singing Sons Boychoir at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 in a program of classical and popular music at Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. Tickets to the performance, presented in collaboration with Festival Miami, are $10-$12 at festivalmiami.com or 305-284-4940.
Writer-turned-playwright Nathan Englander will be in Miami Wednesday to talk about his short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. Englander, whose play The Twenty-Seventh Man premieres at New York’s Public Theater next month, will speak at Bet Shira Congregation, 7500 SW 120th St., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 through the Alper Jewish Community Center; 305-271-9000, ext. 268, alperjcc.org.
BC ‘Blue Plate’
Broward College serves up a musical-comedy soap opera when Blue Plate Special: Episode 41 opens Thursday for a run through Nov. 4. Mariah Reed Johnson directs students in the country-western flavored musical by Tom Edwards, with music and lyrics by Harris M. Wheeler and Mary L. Fisher. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fine Arts Theatre, Building 6, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie. Tickets are $15 ($8 students, employees and seniors); 954-201-6884.
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