Performing Arts

Tiempo Libre brings electric Latin fusion to Aventura

Pianist and retired Barry University music professor Alan Mason has put together the Winter Jewish Music Concert set for Saturday at Temple Israel.
Pianist and retired Barry University music professor Alan Mason has put together the Winter Jewish Music Concert set for Saturday at Temple Israel.

Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre, seven Cuban-American musicians based in Miami, will perform their signature high-energy mix of Cuban music, R&B, pop and jazz at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. Tickets are $40 and $45, available through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or at For more information, visit


South Florida Jazz presents Tango Nuevo: The Music of Astor Piazzolla with violinist Tomás Cotik and pianist Tao Lin performing some of Astor Piazzolla’s greatest works, which blended jazz, tango, klezmer and classical elements to create his Tango Nuevo. The show takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $47.20 at


Seven more solo shows by graduating New World School of the Arts college theater majors will debut Thursday and Friday in the school’s Louise O. Gerrits Theater at 25 NE Second St., Miami.

Program C features Runaway Thoughts by Selena Castellon, This Is Your Life Andrew Cuanan by Mark Guardamino, A Cinderella Story? by Kristel Mills and They Came From Above! by Christopher Ferrer. Program D features Girl, Running by Michelle Hernandez, Doubts of Wonder by Gloria Cardona and Would I Lie to You? by Danny Cruz.

Catch South Florida’s potential future theater stars — for free — when Program C is presented at 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday, Program D at 8 p.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday. For information, call 305-237-3541 or visit


D’Jamin Bartlett, who made her Broadway debut as Petra in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, will perform along with pianist-composer Mark Bornfield and flamenco guitarist Greg Reiter when the Hallandale Symphonic Pops Orchestra gives a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Peter P. Fuchs will conduct the orchestra.

Bartlett will sing The Miller’s Song and Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music, and she and Bornfield will perform duets from Fiddler on the Roof. The concert will take place at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St., Hollywood. Tickets are $32. For information, call 954-624-6829.


Pianist Alan Mason, a retired Barry University music professor, has put together the seventh annual Winter Jewish Music Concert, which is set for 8 p.m. Saturday in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary at Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St., Miami.

Artists from South Florida and around the country will perform a varied bill of Jewish music (Yiddish, Latino, Israeli and Sephardic), with styles including cantorial, classical, jazz, pop and folk. Participating artists include soloists Alberto Mizrahi, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and Peri Similow, plus ensembles Duo Sonidos, Tizmoret and the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale.

Tickets are $18 ($100 for preferred seating). Call 800-838-3006 or visit


▪ Through the ongoing support of the city of Miami Beach and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Bass Museum of Art’s tc: temporary contemporary outdoor exhibition features 18 new sculptures, installations and murals in Collins Park. The new pieces were installed earlier this month as part of Nicholas Baume’s vision for Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Public sector and will remain on view until March 31. The Bass is at 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305-673-7530 or visit

▪ The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation is showing 110 pieces by 72 artists who share their interpretations and philosophies of abstraction in the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection. Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict is the first CIFO exhibit curated by the foundation itself and is on view through March 8 at the CIFO Art Space, 1018 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-455-3333 or

▪ The Wolfsonian-FIU presents the Takeover Tour with Kathleen Hudspeth, founder of Turn-Based Press and printmaking professor at New World School of the Arts from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday. Co-led by Wolfsonian curator Jon Mogul, the tour will focus on prints in the special exhibition Myth and Machines: The First World War in Visual Culture. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free with admission to the museum, which is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students and children; and free for members and students, faculty and staff of the State University System of Florida. Tour is limited to 30 guests; advanced reservations are required via email to; 305-531-1001 or

▪ NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale launches a new series of public talks bringing leading art collectors to the museum to share their insights on the art of collecting. Miami-based Martin Z. Margulies kicks off Art Collector’s Perspectives at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 in the museum’s Horvitz Auditorium at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Other upcoming speakers in the series include Jane Holzer, Douglas Cramer, Hubert Bush and Pearl and Stanley Goodman. All talks are free with museum admission, which is free for members, NSU students, faculty, staff and children under 12; $10 adults; $7 seniors and military; $5 students. For more information, call 954-525-5500 or visit

Christine Dolen, Galena Mosovich and Amy Reyes contributed to this report. Send news to (theater), (dance, pop and Latin music), (visual arts) or (jazz, classical music).