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Festival celebrates Miami Spanish-language theater


The fourth edition of TEMFest, a festival of Miami’s homegrown Spanish-language theater, kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday with an awards ceremony and party at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Black Box Theatre, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami.

The festival’s Baco Awards will go to artistic director Juan Roca, actor Zully Montero and photographer Asela Torres. The free opening festivities also include the unveiling of artist Nedine del Valle’s festival poster and performances by Teatro en Miami and the Luyano Band.

The six-play festival, which runs through Oct. 27, continues at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the same venue with Teatro en Miami’s Soltsticio, director-playwright Ernesto García’s play inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Tickets are $20 per show, with performances in Spanish only;, 305-551-7473.

Christine Dolen

Marley exhibit

Bob Marley Messenger, an exhibit about the legendary reggae musician and his impact on South Florida, opens at 7 p.m. Thursday at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, with a reception featuring the band Jahfe.

Festivities continue from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at a free family festival with Jamaican crafts, children’s games and food plus a presentation by reggae musician Willie Stewart.

The show, curated by the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live and supplemented by HistoryMiami, runs through Jan. 5. Museum admission is $5-$8, free for children 5 and younger;, 305-375-1492.

Galena Mosovich

Children’s choir

The 16-member African Children’s Choir, which has performed for Queen Elizabeth II and with artists including Paul McCartney, will sing at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at Grace Lutheran Church, 254 Curtiss Pkwy. Miami Springs.

The boys and girls, ages 7 to 10, will present children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites.

The concert is free and open to the public, with an offering taken to support relief and development programs in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa;

Art openings

•  On Location, a pop-up show by Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art’s Robert Huff, Kuhl & Leyton, Jorge Pantoja, David Rohn and Roberto Visani, opens with a 6-10 p.m. reception Wednesday at ArtCenter/South Florida’s Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach;

• New York curator Lowery Stokes Sims opens the fall season at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, at 6 p.m. Saturday with a talk about Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design. A reception and preview follows at 7 p.m. Admission is $20, with discounts for students and members; 954-262-0296.

Briefly noted

• Visual, literary and performing artists in grades 10 through 12 (ages 15-18) have until Oct. 18 to apply for the 2014 YoungArts program and the first-time YoungArts Design Arts program. Winners receive financial awards and are eligible to participate in the HBO series YoungArts MasterClass;,, 305-377-1140.

• Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will receive a 2013 Arts Education Award along with B.B. King, Mary Pappajohn, Joel Shapiro and Dakota Fanning from Americans for the Arts on Oct. 21 in New York;

Galena Mosovich

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