In music and arts news this week, check out Fort Lauderdale’s Day of the Dead celebration, a Barry University “Path to Peace” concert, a free Coral Gables concert by the U.S. Army Field Band Volunteers and Miami Lyric Opera’s La Traviata in Cutler Bay.
▪ Fort Lauderdale will host the sixth annual Florida Day of the Dead celebration on Monday from 4 to 10 p.m. The events begin from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with puppet- and mask-making in Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., and an Ofrendas Exhibition at the New River Inn/Fort Lauderdale History Center, 231 SW Second Ave. A skeleton processional will travel along Riverwalk from Huizenga Plaza west to the History Center and north to Broward Boulevard.
From 6 to 10 p.m., a street festival at 100 SW Third Ave. will feature street performers, art installations, Latin American food trucks and more. The events are free. For more information, visit dayofthedeadflorida.com.
▪ “A Path to Peace: Celebrating 50 Years of Christians and Jews Working Together” will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday as part of the Saint Martha-Yamaha Concert Series. Tenor Hazzan Itzhak Zhrebker and baritone Cantor Stephen Texon will sing, along with soprano Giselle Elgarresta Rios and the Barry University Chorus. Pianist Paul Posnak, cellist Ross Harbaugh and violinist Marcia Littley will play. Tickets are $10 and $20. The concert is at Barry University, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Call 800-595-4849 or visit saintmartha.tix.com.
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▪ A free concert by the Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band will take place Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Reserve tickets online at actorsplayhouse.org.
▪ Miami Lyric Opera will present Verdi’s La Traviata at 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7 at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. The cast includes Maryann Mootos, Jorge Pita Carrera, Nicola Ziccardi and Leyla Martinucci under the direction of Raffaele Cardone. Tickets are $27-$47. Call 786-573-5300 or visit smdcac.org.