The Winter Jewish Music Concert and Temple Israel of Greater Miami present a concert honoring artistic director Alan Mason for his 25 years of service to Temple Israel and the Jewish community at large at 8 p.m. May 7 at 137 NE 19th St., Miami. The concert features special guest musicians and groups such as Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, Karina Zilberman, Michael Ochs, the Amernet String Quartet, and the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale. Tickets are $36 per person and include a gala dessert reception after the concert. To purchase, visit www.jewishconcert.org/tickets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
On select Sundays from May to July, The Wolfsonian-FIU and Miami Beach Cinematheque invite you to immerse yourself in Havana Nights, a dazzling summer film series featuring Week-End in Havana (May 8), A Lady Without Passport (May 29), Our Man in Havana (June 19), Soy Cuba (July 10), and Before Night Falls (July 31). Tickets are $11, $9 for students and seniors; free for MBC and Wolfsonian members. An optional, but recommended, tour of the museum’s Promising Paradise exhibition is included in the film admission price. Tours begin at 5 p.m. and films at 6 p.m. For information, call 305-531-1001 or visit www.woflsonian.org.
NEW AT MIAMI THEATER CENTER
Issues of race, sexual identity and gender equality are investigated in Them Beaux, a SandBox Series production by Lab 9, which was founded by young and diverse artists from New World School of the Arts. Written and directed by Joshua Jean-Baptiste, Them Beaux is a new adaptation of the 17th century farce The Beaux’ Stratagem, written by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig and set in Staffordshire, England. Performances blur the line between film and live theater through multimedia scenes and will take place in the SandBox Theater next to Miami Theater Center’s MainStage, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores, through May 13. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 305-751-9550 or visiting www.mtcmiami.org.
Broward College hosts the 2016 Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival, the only uncensored, unjuried, live theater event, with more than 21 performances at the Willis Holcombe Downtown Center May 5-7. Participating performers include cutting-edge artists like Terri Giannoutsos, Armando Santana, Roth Barsanti and Sandra Portal-Andreu. Video art, exhibitions, yoga classes and a public street fair are also included in the three-day festival’s programming at 111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Buildings 32 and 33, Fort Lauderdale. The preview event is 8-10 p.m. May 5. Friday’s performances are from noon to 10 p.m., and performances continue 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday with the additional street festival component. Tickets range from $5 to $40 and can be purchased at www.fortlauderdalefringe.com/buytickets.
VISUAL ARTS SCENE
▪ The season’s last free Family Day in the Miami Design District is 1 to 3 p.m. May 1 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Interactive activities range from hands-on coloring books to build-your-own gardens. The ICA Narrative exhibition is on view at the museum and features the outreach program’s projects under the theme of identity. This spring artists Crystal Molinary, Daniel Fila, Liz n Bow, Morel Doucet and Shahla Nikpour worked with partner organizations to create projects addressing the concept of identity. ICA’s teaching artist, Stephen Kaiser, will teach kids about John Miller’s current exhibition through interactive story time. Complimentary parking is available at City View and Palm Court Garages on Northeast 38th Street between Miami Avenue and Northeast Second Avenue. (Vouchers available at the event.) The museum is at 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. For information, call 305-901-5272 or visit www.icamiami.org.
▪ Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is celebrating National Bike Month by supporting alternative and green transportation with free admission for visitors who arrive by bike throughout May. To redeem free admission, bikers should post a photo of their ride to PAMM on social media with the hashtag #BikeToPAMM and tag @pamm (Twitter) or @pammpics (Instagram). A Cinco de Mayo party will kick off the “cycle-bration” from 6 to 9 p.m. May 5 with live music, plus free bike valet and checkups. Galleries will be open till 9 p.m. as well. The museum is at 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. For more information, call 786-345-5662 or visit www.pamm.org.
▪ Bossa Project is opening a group show at its new Miami Design District gallery on May 12. “Unconditionally Beautiful” includes new works by Miami-based artists Andrés Ferrandis, Bianca Pratorius and Maritza Caneca in the form of paintings, sculptures and collages and photography. The trio will greet guests during an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on the 12th, and their work will remain on view through July 1. The gallery is at 4141 NE Second Ave., Ste. #107, Miami. For information, call 603-603-8233 or visit www.bossagallery.com.
▪ CultureForce is a new mobile app (iOS and Android) geared toward helping the South Florida community track local cultural arts events. It launched recently with a comprehensive listing of cultural venues with ticket purchasing links, contact info, driving directions, photos and videos, as well as upcoming events. For more information, 305-878-1144, email app founder Michael Peyton at email@example.com or visit www.cultureforce.us.
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