• Friends of Chamber Music opens its 58th season at 8 p.m. Monday with the Ehnes Quartet in Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and other works. Tickets to the performance at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables, are $35, $10 students; miamichambermusic.org or 305-372-2975.
• The Venetian Arts Society celebrates Romanian-born soprano Virginia Zeani at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with a reception, a documentary about her operatic career and a conversation with the 87-year-old singer at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $45, $30 for society members; venetianartssociety.org or 954-709-7447.
‘Love of Technology’
The opening reception for Love of Technology, the U.S. debut of 14 international artists including Ian Cheng, Jason Galbut, Lena Henke, Morag Keil, Ben Schumaker, Anicka Yi, Call Henkel and Max Pitegoff in an exploration of popular technology, is 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami.
Henkel and Pitegoff will discuss the show with Alex Gartenfeld, MOCA’s chief curator and interim director, at 2 p.m. Saturday. The art talk is $5, free for members and North Miami residents.
General admission to the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 3, is $10. RSVPs are requested for the opening reception at 305-893-6211 or mocanomi.org.
The Naked Stage’s popular annual 24-Hour Theatre Project, which produces new short plays in that time period, is set for Oct. 28 at a new venue, Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach.
Drawing from South Florida’s pool of talented playwrights, actors and directors, artistic director Katherine Amadeo and her husband and company cofounder Antonio Amadeo will get the process rolling at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 when eight playwrights draw titles, directors and actors’ names from a hat. At 8 the next evening, the plays get their one-and-only performances.
This year’s artistic participants come from all over the region. They include Adalberto Acevedo, Irene Adjan, Alex Alvarez, Andie Arthur, Tracey Barrow-Schoenblatt, Sally Bondi, Cliff Burgess, Clay Cartland, Oscar Cheda, Clive Cholerton, Natalia Coego, Dave Corey, Christopher Demos-Brown, Nick Duckart, Kim Ehly, Lela Elam, Jessica Farr, Tony Finstrom, Lindsey Forgey, Desmond Gallant, Patti Gardner, Nanique Gheridian, David Levine, Margery Lowe, John Manzelli, Amy McKenna, Michael McKeever, Stuart Meltzer, Marjorie O’Neill-Butler, Leland Patton, Nicholas Richberg, Andy Rogow, George Schiavone, Deborah Sherman, Adam Simpson, Kim St. Leon, Karen Stephens, Shane Tanner, Pierre Tannous, Barry Tarallo and Paul Tei.
Tickets are $30, $50 VIP; 561-514-4042, ext. 2, nakedstage.org.
Dimensions Variable, an artist-run exhibition space at 100 NE 11th St., Miami, hosts six Icelandic artists for Pyramid Solitaire – Importing/Exporting Attitudes,. The free panel discussion with Daníel Björnsson, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir, Anna Hrund Másdóttir, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir and Magnús Sigurðarson about their homeland, practices and the collaboration is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; dimensionsvariable.net, 305-607-5527.
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