A musical version of The Jazz Singer, based on the 1925 play by Samson Raphaelson, runs Jan. 8-24 at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Kevin Black will direct the production, which features Larry Buzzeo, Katie Angell Thomas, Larry Kent Bramble, Elissa D. Solomon, Floyd Nash and Bob Levitt.
Tickets are $35. To purchase, call 561-347-3948 or visit www.willowtheatre.org/the-jazz-singer-the-musical.
The third edition of the Life in Color Miami electronic dance music festival, also known as “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” is 2 p.m.-midnight Jan. 16 at Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens.
The music festival is showcasing Skrillex, Diplo’s Jack U and Steve Aoki with a performance by Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black) and the EDM debut of Big Sean. The grounds will be decked out with art installations and chill zones for relaxation.
Ticket prices range from $99.99 to $134.99. Must be 16 to attend. To purchase, visit www.licmiami.com.
VISUAL ARTS SCENE
▪ Roberto Huarcaya’s striking exhibit Amazogramas, featuring two 98-foot-long photograms (an early form of image making developed in the mid-1800s), is on view at the Dina Mitrani Gallery in Wynwood through Jan. 9. With light sensitive paper in tow, the Lima-based photographer traveled to southeastern Peru to capture the lush diversity of the Amazon over two years. During this time in Bahuaja Sonene National Park, the special paper retained an imprint, or silhouette, of the objects that blocked it from sunlight. The gallery, 2620 NW Second Ave., Miami, is open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 786-486-7248 or visit www.dinamitranigallery.com.
▪ A collection of Brandon “Wizz Dumb” Deener’s hyperrealistic pop art paintings will be on display at Pelican Grand Beach Resort’s La Petite Gallery starting Friday. A champagne reception celebrating the Miami-based artist is from 6 to 8 p.m. Pelican Grand is at 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-556-7667.
▪ Famed French sculptor Richard Orlinski is showing more than 35 sculptures in an exhibit presented by newly revamped Markowicz Fine Art in the Miami Design District through Jan. 31. Orlinski’s work, including Black Panther With Necklace and Kong Rouge, is designed with the Born Wild concept in mind as the artist attempts to transform negative impulses into positive emotions with materials like resin, aluminum, marble, stone and bronze. The gallery is at 110 NE 40th St., Miami. For more information, call 786-615-8158 or visit www.markowiczfineart.com.
▪ Art dealers and collectors Harvey Oxenberg and Nory Contractor of Oxenberg Art are hosting a visual art and architecture expedition through San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico Feb. 3-7. The cultural tour’s programming includes accommodations at a five-star hotel, meals at hip restaurants, museum visits, gallery visits, private art collection viewings, and colonial architecture sightseeing. The duo, whose gallery was in Wynwood until last year, considers this city a rising star of the world. For the complete itinerary and cost breakdown, email email@example.com. For more information about the hosts, visit www.oxenbergart.com.
▪ The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum-FIU teamed up with Sweetwater Elementary to beautify the school with a mural art program inspired by the museum’s exhibition, “Hans Hofmann: Walls of Color,” and the artist’s principles of abstract expressionism. The mural marks the entrance to the public school, which is close to the university’s main campus, with this Hofmann quote: “Teachers affect eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.” After all, he spent his life teaching before becoming an artist at age 76. For more information about the collaboration, call 305-348-2890 or visit www.frost.fiu.edu.
▪ The Lowe Art Museum exhibit “Contemplating Character,” which spotlights 125 rare portrait drawings and oil sketches by visionaries from the late 1700s to the present like Jacques-Louis David, Lucian Freud and Aubrey Beardsley, will be on view for two weeks after the museum reopens — from Monday through Jan. 17. The Lowe is on the campus of the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. For information, call 305-284-3535 or visit www.lowemuseum.org.
▪ NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s “Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television” closes Jan. 10 with a special event from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. featuring a screening of QB VII, television’s first dramatic miniseries (1974). Based on a true story, the drama was among the first U.S. films shot on location in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and was the first TV drama to include actual footage of a Nazi concentration camp. Part one kicks off at 10:30 a.m., a buffet lunch (pay in advance) is from 1 to 2 p.m., part two runs from 2 to 4:40 p.m., and the panel discussion with producer Douglas S. Cramer and actress Juliet Mills starts at 5:15 p.m. A reception in the lobby ends at 7:30 p.m. The event is free with museum admission, and entry is permitted throughout the day. Call 954-262-0204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. NSU Art Museum is at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.nsuartmuseum.org.
Want to help Miami Book Fair’s literacy initiative Read to Learn Books for Free? Join authors Brad Meltzer, Anjanette Delgado, Christina Diaz Gonzalez and Nikki Moustaki and CEO of Breakthrough Miami Elissa Vanaver at noon Saturday at the Coral Gables Museum as part of the Read to Learn Reading Circle at Family Day on Aragon Block Party.
Meltzer will launch the latest book in his new children’s series, I Am Martin Luther King; all authors will sign books after the readings. There will also be singing and dancing with “Mrs. P” (Carmenlydia Pichardo). The event, at 285 Aragon Ave., is free, but attendees are asked to bring new or gently used children’s books for donation to the book drive.
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