London will show three new works, Carmen, based on the Bizet opera; The Secret, inspired by griot music from Mali, and Rain and Wings, set to Native American music for guest artist Sasha Caicedo Paolo. Performances are at 1:30 p.m. (students and seniors) and 7:30 p.m. (general audiences) at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami. Tickets are $35 at the door or miamifoundation.org. RSVPs for a $100 VIP reception at 6 p.m. should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actor Tom Dugan brings his solo show Wiesenthal: The Conscience of the Holocaust to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Wednesday through March 17. Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Dugan portrays Wiesenthal recounting his most suspenseful cases as he tracked down more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals including Adolf Eichmann. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. March 17 at the Aventura center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. Tickets are $36; 877-311-7469, aventuracenter.org.
The monthly performance series Big Night in Little Haiti will be joined this week by Afropop Worldwide, a groundbreaking radio program on world and African music. Afropop host Georges Collinet will celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the center, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami. Performers include the Miami compas and jazz group Magnum Band with guitarist Dadou Pasquet and opening act Papy Jo Le Twoubadou, an old-school Haitian folk trio. Admission is free; bignightinlittlehaiti.com.
Banksy at Unix
Unix Fine Art, 2219 NW Second Ave., Miami, pairs Banksy and Zhuang Hong Yi in an exhibit that includes the notorious street artist’s Kate Moss and Monkey Queen and the Chinese-born painter’s work with rice paper, ink, oil and acrylic on canvas. Eight Banksy pieces are on display through March, making this the largest showing of his work at a Miami gallery to date; 305-496-0621, unixfineart.com.
Miami City Ballet has revamped its Open Barre series, turning what had been dance performances at the troupe’s intimate studio theater into talks on dance and music with new artistic director Lourdes Lopez.
In three sessions next weekend, Lopez will focus on how choreographers Jerome Robbins and Michel Fokine used similar Chopin compositions for two of classical ballet’s most renowned works, Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering and Fokine’s Les Sylphides. Lopez will be joined by Gary Sheldon, conductor of the Opus One Orchestra, which accompanies MCB performances, MCB pianist Franciso Renno, along with dancers from the company.
“I would like Open Barre to be an intimate examination into the world of dance, guiding audiences to further understand what dancers already know: that the art form is powerful and transformational,” Lopez said.
Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Miami City Ballet, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach. The $35 admission includes a wine and soda “open bar” 30 minutes before curtain; 305-929-7010, miamicityballet.org.