FRIDAY, JANUARY 15
“WE ALL SHINE ON”
THE ARTWORK OF JOHN LENNON
We all know about John Lennon’s musical masterpieces, including “Imagine,” “Instant Karma,” “Jealous Guy” and his work with The Beatles. But not everyone knows about Lennon’s other artistic side – whimsical sketch artist. Check out 100 or so of his works at this exhibit.
Details: Noon-9 p.m. Friday, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, and 1-7 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Ave. at Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-674-4470 or adoptaclassroom.org; suggested $2 donation at the door.
BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES
“World famous” show with all new music, choreography and routines emulates the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.
Details: 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or www.bankunitedcenter.com; $24.25-$31.25, $18.50 matinee.
“Cinematheque,” artist’s solo debut exhibit, featuring his impressions of films such as “Blue Velvet,” “The Long Goodbye” and “The Shining” (shown).
Details: 7-11 p.m., running through Feb. 14 at Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, 158 NW 91st St., Miami; 305-490-6906 or www.cjazzart.com; free.
GET INTO THE SWING
Show features jazz favorites sung by nine performers, including Grammy-winning groups Manhattan Transfer and the New York Voices and vocal wizard Jon Hendricks.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $25-$125.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
REPTILE EXPO & SALE
See Lady Godiva, a rare, four-foot albino alligator, and many more exotic critters. Kids, ask Mom & Dad to take one home!
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Flamingo Gardens, Botanical Collections and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie; 954-473-2955 or www.flamingogardens.org; $8.50 12 and over, $4.25 ages 4-11, under 4 free.
You can bet you’ll enjoy this veteran trumpeter and pianist, whose jazz club in Miami Beach delighted fans before closing recently.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 888-56-MAGIC, 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $15-$30, get a free ticket to the Nestor Torres show Jan. 23 with ticket purchase.
MAZELTOV, MOVIE BUFFS
JEWISH FILM FEST
Opening night features the comedy “A Matter of Size,” which tells the tale of an overweight Israeli chef who works in a Japanese restaurant and seeks happiness as a Sumo wrestler. Other films throughout the festival – which runs through Jan. 24 at various venues – star actors including Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Patrick Swayze and Carmen Electra, among others.
Details: Opening night is at 8:30 p.m. at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; for full schedule, call 1-888-585-FILM (3456) or visit www.miamijewishfilmfestival.com; $11 per film, $95 Fast Pass, allowing access to every film.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
A REAL “MIXED BAG”
Unique folk-rock guitarist has ap plied his open-tuning style to everything from The Beatles to Dylan to Groove Armada since the days of Woodstock.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $35.