• Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of New York’s Creative Time, launches the Locust Talks series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Locust Projects, , 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, as part of the Wynwood gallery’s 15th anniversary celebration. Pasternak’s projects with the public-art production company have included the twin beacons of light that illuminated the World Trade Center site six months after 9/11. Her presentation is free; 305-576-8570, locustprojects.org.
• Phong Bui, editor and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail, presents an art talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Museum of Contemporary Art/North Miami, 770 NE 125th St. Bui will be joined by Wynwood gallery owner Nina Johnson-Milewski, who last summer launched the New York publication’s first official expansion, Miami Rail, to discuss publishing cultural criticism. The talk is free with museum admission, but reservations are recommended; 305-893-6211, mocanomi.org.
Shelly Berg, the school’s dean, will perform with the Stamps Brass Quintet in a concert hosted by Friends of the University of Miami Frost School of Music on Jan. 20 at the Coral Gables Museum. Tickets to the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and be followed by coffee and dessert, are $50; 305-530-8039.
The student performers of the Roxy Theatre Group get into the swing of the new year with the Disney musical Tarzan. Alexander Zenoz gets the role of the wild man, with Cristina Garcia as Jane in a cast and orchestra featuring 60 students from the ages of 8 to 22. Performances begins at 8 p.m. Friday and runs through Feb. 3. Tickets are $20 (students pay $15 on Saturday, $10 other days) at the Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Miami; 305-226-0030, roxypac.com.
• W – Women in Art, featuring portraits by Mercedes Cisneros, photographs by Gloria Sesana and still-life paintings by Federica Zavanella, is on display through Jan. 25 at Galleria Ca’d’Oro in the Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-9157, ca-doro.com.
• National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes, a 6,000-square-foot traveling exhibition, will be on view Friday through May 5 at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St., South Miami-Dade; 305-251-0400, zoomiami.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.