A two-day celebration of the uplifting spiritual and physical practice of Kundalini Yoga is coming to the North Beach Bandshell.
Led by some of Kundalini’s most prominent international teachers, the festival — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 28-29 — will share the healing powers of this practice through classes for adults and children, sacred chanting of mantras and kirtan concerts as well as a Bhangra dance.
Evening concerts with Nirinjan Kaur, Professor Paramjeet, DJ Sharu and Bachan Kaur are scheduled throughout the weekend. Expect a tradition of singing universal mantras in a call and response format, the sounds of the healing gong, physical workshops and guided meditations. Tickets range from $25 to $108 and can be purchased at www.kundaliniyogafest.com. The Bandshell, managed by The Rhythm Foundation, is at 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
18th Annual Pops Concert
The Greater Miami Symphonic Band is playing a tribute concert in honor of the musical culture of South Florida at 8 p.m. May 10 at University of Miami’s Gusman Hall. Conductor Robert Longfield’s program includes Moon Over Miami, Best of the Miami Sound Machine (Glorida Estefan), KC and The Sunshine Band performed by the GMSB Big Band, Dade Variations, Miami March (Henry Fillmore) and other popular/classic symphonic band selections. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and children, and can be purchased at www.gmsb.org. The theater is at 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. Call 305-273-7687 for more information.
Chopin For All Finale
The finale of this season’s Chopin For All Free Concert Series is May 14 and 15 at two South Florida locations. The piano recitals feature Eric Lu, first prize winner of the 2015 National Chopin Competition and fourth prize winner at the International Competition in Warsaw Poland. The 18-year-old virtuoso will perform works by Mozart, Schubert and Chopin. Admission is free; tickets aren’t required for entry. On Saturday, the show is at 3 p.m. at the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. On Sunday, he’ll play at 3 p.m. at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables. For more information, visit www.chopin.org.
Authenticity in a fast-changing world
Mad Cat Theatre Company presents The Flick by Annie Baker at the Miami Theater Center from May 26 to June 12. The play is the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, as well as a recipient of the 2013 OBIE Award for Playwriting. Directed by Paul Tei and featuring Jessica Farr, Chevi Hill and David Nail with Erik Fabregas, the play will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sundays.
The plot follows three underpaid movie theater employees as they work and watch films at one of the last 35 millimeter theaters in Massachusetts. Tickets are on sale now at www.madcattheatre.org for $30 per adult and $15 for students, seniors and industry members. MTC is at 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Call 305-751-9550.
CORITA KENT EXHIBIT
The Summer of Women kicks off at the Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum-FIU May 14 with the debut of “In the Beginning was the Word: Works by Corita Kent,” a fresh look at the efforts of the activist and rebel-nun/pop art pioneer. Also opening Saturday is “Suddenly Last Summer,” which includes three South Florida artists — Donna Haynes, Leah Brown and Michelle Weinberg — who were given their own room within the museum’s Grand Galleries to create site-specific installations based on the hit song by The Motels.
The opening reception for both shows is free and open to the public from 4 to 7 p.m. May 14. Recognition of Kent paled in comparison to that given male contemporaries like Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha; Her work had always been considered “overlooked” by many until the Andy Warhol Museum presented the first full-scale survey of her work in 2015 with a look at more than 30 years of her career.
This new exhibition, open through Sept. 18, comprises a collection of 50 works by Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita) that burst with color and meaningful text in the form of moving calls-to-action for social justice. The museum is on the Florida International University campus at 10975 SW 17th St., Miami. For more information, call 305-348-2890 or visit www.thefrost.fiu.edu.
PARADE IN KEY WEST
Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society and produced by WonderDog Studios Creative Director Marky Pierson, the Stanley Papio Kinetic Parade is set for May 14 in Key West. This family-friendly, art-inspired, human-powered, mobile sculpture and art-bike parade is in honor of the late Papio, a pioneering folk artist who transformed the controversial metal collection piled high in his yard into extraordinary sculptural works.
The event spotlights the recycled creations of local artists in a parade, beginning at noon at the Custom House Museum, winding down Duval Street and finishing at the Southernmost Beach Café with awards, drinks, lunch and more. More than a dozen human-powered, kinetic sculpture floats are expected to be in the parade, followed by hundreds of art bikes.
Art bike entrants can register as late as 5-8 p.m. May 13 at the pre-parade pop-up party, which features a free performance in front of the Custom House Museum. Entries for floats are closed. For more information, call Adele Williams at 305-295-6616, ext. 115 or visit www.papioskineticparade.com.
▪ The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami presents a Caribbean-themed Family Day from noon to 4 p.m. May 15. Families can enjoy free workshops with artists like current exhibitor Marielle Plaisir and free coffee and treats sponsored by Alaska Coffee Roasting Company in North Miami. Food trucks will be on site as well. Museum admission and parking are free. MOCA is at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. For more, call 305-893-6211 or visit www.mocanomi.org.
▪ Cecconi’s Miami Beach at Soho Beach is hosting a community discussion on craftsmanship with two of Shinola’s top creatives: Daniel Caudill, creative director and Richard Lambertson, co-design director of leather accessories. From 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 17, Horacio Silva will lead this month’s edition of the Fashion for Breakfast event. RSVP to reserve your seat: email@example.com. 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. For more about the Detroit-based company, visit www.shinola.com.
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