The historic Olympia Theater is hosting its monthly event, In the Lobby Lounge … ETC!, with the aerial excitement of Bootlegger Circus, featuring the Flying Trapeze School and the Front Yard Theater Collective in a collaborative performance starting at 6:30 p.m. June 22. The show depicts Prohibition-era Miami through moonshine juggling, comedy and swinging from the chandeliers. Cocktails are available at the cash bar, and attendees are encouraged to take tours of the venue during intermission. Doors open at 6 p.m. and guests should RSVP via Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/1762878843942018. Free and open to the public. Olympia Theater is at 174 E. Flagler St., Miami. Call 305-374-2444.
FREE PLAY READING
GableStage at The Biltmore is offering a free play reading of the new musical Always In Disguise (music by Matt Higier and book/lyrics by Alice Jay) at 7:30 p.m. June 20. Performers include Irene Adjan, Steven J. Anthony, Julie Kleiner Davis, Elizabeth Dimon, Laura Hodos, Wayne LeGette and Shane Tanner. Admission is free, and seats are first come, first served. GableStage is at 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Call 305-446-1116 or visit www.gablestage.org for more information.
Flowerbox Projects debuts a duo show featuring installations by Kerry Ware and Brian Gefen at 7 p.m. June 21 at 5708 NE Fourth Ave., Miami. The reception celebrates the sixth seasonal exhibition at the unconventional gallery’s space, where artists are permitted to create their visions without curatorial intervention over the course of just six weeks prior to the opening. Ware’s Murmurations is a wall installation and group of paintings. Gefen’s is called All Seasons and covers the entire space assigned to him — from the floor to the ceiling. For more information, call 305-985-2291 or visit www.flowerboxprojects.com.
FAENA ART X TYPOE
Miami-based artist Typoe was commissioned by Faena Art to create an immersive and interactive installation at Faena Art Center Buenos Aires, which will take over the international nonprofit’s Sala Molinos from July 20-Aug. 1.
Forms From Life, Typoe’s first solo show in Latin America, transforms the space into a surreal maze of children’s building blocks built on a grand scale. Inspired by the world’s first educational toys created by Friedrich Froebel for his Kindergarten curriculum method, Typoe’s newest work reimagines the basic building blocks of universal language.
It’s an extension of what he did in the elevator of Faena’s Casa Claridge in Miami Beach last year, recalling the childhood pastime of playing with letter-shaped magnets in a site-specific commission dubbed Getting Up. For more information about Faena Art, visit www.faena.com/arts.
The Cultural Institute of Mexico in Miami is showing Bordes, a selection of video artworks participating in Biennial of the Frontiers (www.bienaldelasfronteras.org/en/about-us), starting at 6:30 p.m. June 22 with an opening reception hosted by José Antonio Zabalgoitia, consul general of Mexico in Miami; Fernando de la Torre, director of the Cultural Institute of Mexico; and Othón Castañeda, the exhibit’s curator. The Bordes exhibit explores the concept of borders through the eyes of nine artists working with video art. Featured artists include: Bruno Goosse (Belgium), Carlos Ruiz-Valarino (Puerto Rico), Cristiana De Marchi (Italia), Emilio Chapela (Mexico), Heliodoro Santos (Mexico), Julio M. Romero (Mexico), Maya Yadid (Israel), Miguel Ángel Ortega (Mexico), and Tania Ximena Santos (Mexico). The exhibit is on view at 1399 SW First Ave., Miami, through Aug. 22. For more information, call 786-268-4910 or visit www.icm2.sre.gob.mx/miami.
The Miami Rail, in partnership with ArtCenter South Florida, will host a talk by Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator of contemporary art at the Brooklyn Museum, 7 p.m. June 24 at ArtCenter’s downtown Miami location, 1035 N. Miami Ave., #300, Miami. Hockley is the Miami Rail’s 19th visiting writer in its program supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to inspire great writing and enable authors to host lectures, roundtables and workshops. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.miamirail.org.
Bass Museum of Art’s bassX series is showcasing Forever, an exhibit comprising more than 4,000 second-hand romance novels collected from thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets by renowned artist John Salvest. The exhibit is on view through July 10 at the Bass’ temporary space inside the Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St., Miami Beach. For more information, call 305-673-7530 or visit www.bassmuseum.org.
Carre d’artistes in Mizner Park presents the opening of a new exhibition, titled Summer Seascapes, by Tampa artist Michelle Hinz, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 at the gallery next to Sur la Table, 430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Attendance will enter all guests in a raffle to win a painting by Hinz. Simultaneously, Mizner Park is hosting its annual exotic car show with more than 200 cars. For more information, call 561-961-0917 or visit www.carredartistesfl.com.
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