South Florida Arts Scene

Teatro Prometeo turns 40; Kronos plays Bailey

 

Miami Dade College’s Teatro Prometeo, the Spanish-language theater company founded by actress and teacher Teresa María Rojas, is celebrating its 40th year with a special program on MDC-TV Wednesday. Joann María Yarrow, artistic director and head of Prometeo’s Conservatory in Theatre Arts program, will host a commemorative edition of Pagina Abierta with a live audience at 7 p.m. and a post-show anniversary party.

Prometeo alumni participating in person or via video messages include actors Vivian Ruiz and Marilyn Romero, Teatro Avante founder Mario Ernesto Sánchez and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. The program happens at Teatro Prometeo on MDC’s Wolfson campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. For information on the company, visit www.teatroprometeo.org.

Kronos coming

The San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet —violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt and cellist Sunny Yang —will play Broward College’s Bailey Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday as part of the 2013-2014 Signature Arts Series. On the program are pieces by Bryce Dessner, Nicole Lizée, Philip Glass, Clint Mansell, Laurie Anderson and Aleksandra Vrebalov, some written for Kronos, others arranged for the quartet.

Tickets to the performance, part of Kronos’ 40th anniversary tour, are $30 to $40. Bailey Hall is at 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie. For information, call 954-201-6884 or visit www.baileyhall.org.

Lafrance named

Mcley Lafrance, a Barry University grad who has served as City Theatre’s resident director of Shorts 4 Kids, company manager and production manager for the past two years, has been named assistant artistic director of the company, which presents the popular Summer Shorts Festival each year. Producing artistic director John Manzelli also announced that Joy Finer is now City Theatre’s operations director, and Melody Fakhourie will serve as director of development. For more information on the company, which will celebrate its 19th season next summer, call 305-755-9401 or visit www.citytheatre.com.

Series launched

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is launching a local music series. Black Creek Nights opens Friday with Latin fusion bands Lanazallamas and Bachaco. The series, which takes place in a club setting, is curated and hosted by popular Latin Grammy nominated producer and re-mixer Mr. Pauer, who will DJ between sets. Future events include Albert Castiglia and Roosevelt Trio on Jan. 17, Elastic Bond and Zona de Bomba on Feb. 28, and Suenalo on April 18.

Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $10. The SMDCAC is at 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay. For more information, visitwww.smd cac.org or 786-573-5300.

RAM to play

One of the most storied bands in recent Haitian history will perform at the Rhythm Foundation’s popular Big Night in Little Haiti event Friday. RAM, a 13- member rasin (roots) group, is headed by Richard Morse, the owner of Port au Prince’s famed Hotel Oloffson, where RAM’s Thursday night concerts draw a range of cultural and political leaders. RAM’s music is a mix of traditional and voudou-inspired lyrics and rhythms with rock and roll. The group’s songs often address political and social issues, and they are known for protesting the violent military regimes that have ruled Haiti.

Big Night in Little Haiti also features children’s activities, art exhibits, food, and arts and crafts for sale. The event is free and takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami.

Wynwood show

Robert Fontaine Gallery in Wynwood is showcasing new works by London-based street and pop artist RYCA in a solo exhibition dubbed, Refresh. RYCA is known for his nostalgic content featuring classic Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein imagery along with Star Wars iconography. The show runs through Nov. 23 at the gallery,2349 NW 2nd Ave. Visit www.robertfontainegallery.com or call 305-397-8530.

Arsht benefit

A painting by international artist and Miami native Hernan Bas is on display at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, representing the second installment of the Knight Masterworks Print Collection. Handmade impressions of Bas’ work, Downhill at Dusk (the Runway), will be sold for $7,500 each to benefit the center’s programming for commissions. The painting is on view prior to performances and during free behind-the-scenes tours at noon Mondays and Saturdays. The Arsht is at 1300 Biscayne Blvd,, Miami. Visit www.arshtcenter.org or call the box office at 305-949-6722 for more information.

Now at the Lowe

The exhibit ?#@*S%! The Mainstream embraces a “do-it-yourself” spirit with 123 zines (self-published magazines) on display from Special Collections at the University of Miami Libraries. A curator’s talk, selected zine readings, guided tour, and collective zine-making is scheduled for Saturdayfrom 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit runs through Jan. 5. at the Lowe Art Museum.

Also at the Lowe, Beauty Beyond Nature presents more than 70 pieces of artist Paul Stankard’s glass art spanning four decades of work, from his earliest attempts in 1969 to today. A lecture on the exhibition by Andrew Page, editor of Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, is at 7 p.m. Thursday at UM’s new Student Activities Center, with a reception following at Lowe, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. For information, visit www.lowemuseum.org or call 305-284-3535.

Christine Dolen, Jordan Levin and Galena Mosovich contributed to this report.

Compiled by Miami Herald staff. Send news about theater to cdolen@MiamiHerald.com; dance, pop and Latin music to jlevin@MiamiHerald.com; visual arts to jwooldridge@MiamiHerald.com and classical music and jazz to kmartin@MiamiHerald.com. Add events to our calendar at MiamiHerald.com/events.

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