The passionate songs and dances of flamenco take over the Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House next weekend when the ninth annual Festival of Flamenco Song in Miami brings artists from Spain to perform in South Florida.
Presented by Siempre Flamenco, the three-day festival will bring Madrid-based singer Paco del Pozo to Miami for the first time, along with singers Ismael de la Rosa and Javier Heredia of Seville. José Barrios of Cordoba, principal dancer and choreographer of the María Pages Flamenco Dance Company, will perform, and flamenco guitarists Paco Fonta and José Luis Rodriguez will play.
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Arsht, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets are $45. Call 305- 949-6722 or visit www.arshtcenter.org for information.
BELL AT YOUNGARTS
Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell is coming to Miami Sept. 8 for the YoungArts Salon Series premiere of HBO’s Joshua Bell: YoungArts MasterClass, which will air Oct. 14. After cocktails at 7 p.m., the documentary will be screened, then Universal Music Classics president Elizabeth Sobol will moderate a conversation with Bell and YoungArts alumni. At 8:30 p.m., the artists will give a half-hour performance at the event, which celebrates YoungArts Awareness Day.
The screening, performance and Salon take place on the YoungArts campus in the seventh floor lounge of the Tower Building, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets are $35 ($28 for Salon Series members, $20 for students). For tickets and information, call Felicia DeJean at 305-377-1140, ext. 1802, or visit www.youngarts.org/salonseries.
PORT ART CALL
The Public Art and Design Program of Broward Cultural Division is seeking an artist — or a team of them — to design, make and install site-specific artwork on eight solar-powered concrete street lamps at a new parking lot beside Cruise Terminal 4 at Port Everglades. The application deadline is Friday, and artists who live anywhere in Florida can apply.
The project brings with it some unusual conditions. Artists have to obtain a Port Everglades identification badge, which requires a criminal background check, and the attachment method for the artwork has to comply with the Florida Building Code. The art has to be durable, resistant to salt and weathering, and low maintenance.
Interested artists can get more information by calling Leslie Fordham, public art and design administrator, at 954-357-7532 or visiting www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/Pages/Calls.aspx.
Author T.D. Allman has received a pair of awards from the Florida Authors & Publishers Association for his book Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State (Grove/Atlantic. 576 pages. $20). The book, which tracks the state’s complex and colorful history from its beginnings as swampland to its 21st century diversity, received the association’s president’s award for best book and a gold medal for adult nonfiction.
VISUAL ARTS• Miami-based artist Alexander Mijares’ colorful designs are featured on Capretto’s limited edition handbags from the independently-owned South Miami boutique’s Private Label. Meet the artist and see his new hand-painted collection from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Capretto Shoes, 5822 Sunset Dr., South Miami. Call 305-661-7767 or visit www.caprettoshoes.com for more information. Complimentary cocktails will be served. RSVP to email@example.com.
• Tickets for Locust Projects’ annual Smash & Grab Fundraiser from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 are now on sale, and the event typically sells out. Smash & Grab brings contemporary artists and collectors together for a raffle of more than 120 artworks donated by local, national and international artists to support Locust Projects exhibitions and programming. The price for an artwork raffle ticket, which admits two, is $495 for members and $550 for non-members. Admission-only is $50 per person. Follow #60daysofsmashandgrab on social media to preview the artwork. Call 305-576-8570 or visit www.locustprojects.org for details.
• The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is seeking support for its bid to win the Lincoln Financial Group’s Legacy Award, which recognizes nonprofits whose principles and programs advance Abraham Lincoln’s legacy of freedom and opportunity through education. The finalist with the most votes will win $50,000, and if the Frost museum comes out on top, the money will go toward its Upward Bound program for college-bound youth from at-risk communities. Voting ends Sept. 4. Visit www.lincolnlegacyaward.com to cast a vote.
Christine Dolen and Galena Mosovich contributed to this report. Send news to cdolen@MiamiHerald.com (theater), jlevin@MiamiHerald.com (dance, pop and Latin music), jwooldridge@MiamiHerald.com (visual arts) or khamersly@MiamiHerald.com (jazz, classical music).