In the cast are Ivan R. Lopez, Wayne E. Robinson Jr., Samuel Umoh and Melissa Almaguer, who also directs. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and seniors; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami City Ballet’s board of trustees on Thursday elected as president Susan D. Kronick, a retired vice chair of Macy’s and a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. She replaces Jim Eroncig, whose tenure encompassed the ouster of the ballet’s founding artistic director, Edward Villella.
Kronick, who minored in dance at Connecticut College, lives in Miami Beach with her husband, Edward Manno Shumsky, vice chair of the New World Symphony. The couple co-chaired the 2011 grand opening of the New World Center.
Indie film series
The Gathr Preview Series: Miami gives subscribers the chance to see independent films before they premiere in New York and Los Angeles, offering a new movie weekly at O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St., Miami.
Upcoming titles include Ain’t in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (7:30 p.m. Tuesday), What Maisie Knew (7:30 p.m. May 22), 100 Bloody Acres (11 p.m. June 1) and Stuck in Love (7:30 p.m. June 3).
Subscriptions are $19 for one month, $49 for three months at gathr.us/series/miami-previews. A limited number of single tickets will be available for each screening.
Sculptor and video artist Christy Gast will talk with Thom Collins, director of the Miami Art Museum, about her new public art installation, Self Portrait as a Barefoot Mailman, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. A cocktail reception will follow.
Gast’s 12-foot tall faux-bronze sculpture pays homage to the legendary mail carrier who served South Florida in the 1880s. The talk is part of Bal Harbour’s “Unscripted” series; email@example.com.
Seraphic Fire reports it hit the Top 10 on the iTunes Classical chart last week with the release of an eponymous album. Put out on the choral ensemble’s own label and distributed by Naxos of America, Seraphic Fire includes world-premiere recordings of works by Ingram Marshall, Jake Runestad, Shawn Crouch and Alvaro Bermudez as well as a new recording of Ariel Ramirez’s Misa Criolla.
• Australian artist Anthony Lister’s solo show Never Odd or Even, featuring a series of ballerinas painted in a graffiti context, is at Robert Fontaine Gallery, 2349 NW Second Ave., Miami, through May 25; robertfontainegallery.com, 305-397-8530.
• Leslie Lew’s show of sculptural oil-paint works inspired by baby-boomer icons, comic-book characters and more, can be seen through July 31 at the ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, 169 Madeira Ave., Coral Gables; virginiamiller.com, 305-444-4493.
• Artists in Residence in Everglades, a program that brings artists to Everglades National Park for month-long residencies, is accepting applications for 2014 at nps.gov/ever/supportyourpark/everartistinresidence. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is June 1.
• The Museum of Contemporary Art is accepting video submissions until June 16 for its Optic Nerve showcase for emerging artists. Contact program manager Janice Angel at 305-893-6211, ext. 29, or email@example.com for details.