AIA Miami, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, presented its 58th annual design awards Friday night at a gala and ceremony at the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center in Miami Beach.
Winners include Mateu Architecture, firm of the year; Arquitectonica, excellence in architecture for the Florida International University School of International & Public Affairs; Raymond Jungles, landscape architecture award for 1111 Lincoln Road; R & R Studios, unbuilt design award for Toftegards Plads Syd, and Goldman Properties, developer of the year.
A panel from California judged 140 applicants and bestowed 17 awards in six categories for design professionals practicing in Miami or the Florida Keys. The complete list of winners is available at aiamiami.org or 305-448-7488.
Hahn at Arsht
Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn will present a Valentine’s Day recital at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, filling the spot in a four-concert classical music series vacated by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which cancelled its Florida tour.
In her Arsht Center debut, Hahn will perform Bach’s Chaconne, Fauré’s Sonata No. 1, Corelli’s Suite for Strings in D Minor and selection from 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores, a series of short-form compositions she commissioned.
Tickets to the Feb. 14 performance are $50-$130 at 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org. Ticketholders for the Pittsburgh concert should call the same number.
Opera at UM
The University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater will open its season with free performances of Supernatural Scenes on Stage, excerpts from operas with otherworldly storylines including Hansel and Gretel, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Der Vampyr, Faust The Rake’s Progress and Don Giovanni.
The program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at the Clarke Recital Hall, 5501 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables. Free tickets are available at music.miami.edu/concerts.
Also on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various campus venues, the company will host its annual Wall to Wall Opera for All Festival to introduce newcomers to the art form. No ticket required; music.miami.edu.
Two new shows, Iván Navarro: Fluorescent Light Sculptures and Reflections Across Time: Seminole Portraits, will be unveiled with a free reception Saturday evening at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.
The 20 works by the Chilean-born Navarro will include Nowhere Man, a manipulation of pictograms created for the 1972 Olympics that will be seen in its entirety in a U.S. museum for the first time. The show of Seminole portraits was organized in collaboration with the Smithsonian and the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum to mark National Native American Heritage Month.
The 5-8 p.m. reception is at 10975 SW 17th St., Southwest Miami-Dade. The museum is open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday; thefrost.fiu.edu, 305-348-2890.
Dacal at Actors’
Janet Dacal, last seen on Broadway as the star of Wonderland, is coming home to South Florida to star opposite Christopher A. Kent in the next show at Actors’ Playhouse. The two will appear in Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, a musical about the five-year relationship of a rising novelist and a struggling actress. The twist: The actress tells the story from the end of the relationship to the beginning, the novelist from the beginning to the end.