Guitarist Pat Metheny and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will headline the 2013-14 Jazz Roots series, which goes on sale Monday.
Trumpeter Chris Botti and Haitian-American vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, a Miami native, are also part of the Larry Rosen production at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, along with celebrations of Henry Mancini, New Orleans jazz and bossa nova.
Metheny’s Feb. 7 appearance will mark the South Florida debut of his potent Unity Band, featuring saxophonist Chris Potter.
The Nov. 1 tribute to film and television composer Mancini will feature an all-star cast including singers Jon Secada and Monica Mancini and projections of Mancini music from movies including The Pink Panther, Days of Wine and Roses and Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Singer Aaron Neville and the irresistible Dirty Dozen Brass Band bring New Orleans to South Florida March 14, and the series closes April 11 with a salute to bossa nova master Antonio Carlos Jobim featuring guitarist Lee Ritenour, Jobim’s vocalist-daughter Luiza and his pianist-grandson Daniel.
Subscriptions to the six-concert series are $160-$790; 305-949-6722, arshtcenter.org.
The Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores, has put the call out for artists who want to premiere new works in its SandBox series during the 2013-2014 season. With support from a $100,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant, the center will award a commissioning fee, technical and professional support, a three-week rehearsal period and three weekends of performances to four applicants.
Interested artists, who must be eligible to work in the United States, need to submit a biography, resumé, written project narrative, two brief video clips of previous work and a proposed budget. Applications, which are due by 6 p.m. May 17, are at mtcmiami.org/sandbox; 305-751-9550.
• The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs present the seventh annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. Aimed at children with and without disabilities, the festival includes a magic show, storytelling, art projects, musical performances, dance, food, a rock wall, strolling characters and face painters. The free event, supported by The Children’s Trust, offers accommodations for special-needs kids; 786-573-5316, smdcac.org.
• MCT Kids, the junior division of Miami Childrens Theater, presents a 45-minute version of Disney’s Cinderella, starring children from 6 to 13, at the Coral Gables Youth Center, 405 University Dr., Coral Gables, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $6; 305-274-3595, miamichildrenstheater.com.
E-KleK-TiK, an IPC Visual Lab exhibit of 80 works by professional and student photographers, opens with a free reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the ACND Gallery of Art at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep, 4949 NE Second Ave., Miami. The show is curated by Carl Juste and includes works by him and fellow Miami Herald staff photographers C.W. Griffin and Charles Trainor Jr. as well as freelance photographer Andrew Kaufman; 305-751-8367.