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Chopin Foundation, St. Martha’s announce seasons


The Miami Beach-based Chopin Foundation has announced a 2013-14 schedule that includes a series of 4 p.m. Sunday salon concerts at LaGorce Country Club followed by wine receptions and dinner.

The foundation will continue its “Chopin for All” free concert series with seven performances at the Broward County Main Library and Coral Gables’ Granada Presbyterian Church beginning Nov. 2-3.

Opening the salon series Nov. 17 are the Polish duo of violinist Aleksandra Kuls and pianist Marcin Koziak. On Jan 12, Claire Huangci, 2010 National Chopin Piano Competition winner, performs, followed on March 30 by Sean Chen, a bronze medalist at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Tickets are $45 for the concert and reception, $100 including dinner;, 305-868-0624.

St. Martha series

St. Martha Catholic Church, 9301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, has announced a five-concert series that opens Nov. 16 with soprano Sandra Lopez and pianist Paul Posnak in Posnak’s arrangements of canciones and zarzuelas by Ernesto Lecuona.

Also on tap are the Spanish Brass Dec. 7, the Vida Guitar Quartet Feb. 9, the German duo piano team Duo Impuls March 2 and a Caribbean-themed concert headlined by flutist Nestor Torres March 29. Tickets are $10-$20 with subscriptions available; 305-458-0111,

Booklegger bash

The Miami mobile library Bookleggers celebrates its first anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Broken Shaker at The Free Hand hostel, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, with cocktails, free books, string music by New World Symphony players and a chance to take a dip in the pool.

Each guest is entitled to one free book, with additional volumes $2, and are invited to bring books to trade. At 8 p.m., there will be a screening of The Ninth Gate, a Johnny Depp movie about the hunt for a rare book;, 305-531-2727.

Galena Mosovich

Visual arts

•  I-95 South, which brings together works by seven emerging Miami and New York artists, will be the subject of a panel discussion at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Art Center/South Florida. Artists Tyler Healy, Johnny Laderer, Dean Levin, Gustavo Oviedo, Luis Pinto, Evan Robarts and Kyle Yanagihara will talk about how environment influences their media, technique, narrative and iconography. A opening reception follows from 7 to 10 p.m. at the center’s Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. The show is on view through September;, 305-674-8278.

•  Haiti: Leaving a Legacy, a collection of high-design crafts by nine Haitian artists, is on view through December at Miami International Airport’s South Terminal Gallery. The artists, who use discarded materials, found objects and responsibly developed natural resources, are part of the Urban Zen Haiti Artisan Project;

Galena Mosovich

Free reading

GableStage will present a free staged reading Monday of a new play, Choreographing a Rape Scene to Go into a Feminist Play, by Ann Gillespie. It will be directed by Nicole Stodard with Kim Ehly, Noah Levine, Scott Douglas Wilson, Anne Chamberlain and Desiree Mora in the cast.

GableStage, which is presenting the reading in conjunction with WLRN and the South Florida Theatre League, describes it as “a darkly hilarious play about the cannibalistic nature of storytelling.”

The 7:30 p.m. reading is at GableStage theater, at the eastern end of the Biltmore hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119,

Marjie Lambert

LEGO ‘group build’

The Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, hosts a family block party as part of its weekly Art After Dark series Thursday featuring LEGO pro Dan Parker, who constructed the landmark buildings featured in the Norton’s Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture. At 6:30 p.m., Parker will talk about his work a lead a “group build” with guests. Museum admission is free to Florida residents with a valid ID from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday;, 561-832-5196. Galena Mosovich

Call for artists

Visual, music, performance and design artists are invited to submit three samples of work by Aug. 11 be considered for HeArt of the City Show, a juried, non-themed show that will be part of Dwntwn Art Days 2013 Sept. 20-22 in downtown Miami;

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