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Picks of the Week: Black History Month

Picks of the Week: Black History Month

Performing Arts

Published 2/4/21

VIRGINIA KEY BEACH PARK: BLACK HISTORY MONTH TOURSThrough February 28th - Tues., Thurs. and Sat. at 10am and 2pmLearn the iconic story of the only beach where Black Miami could recreate during the segregation period. A fun, safe socially distant tour experience showcasing Miami's best kept secret. Can't do the physical tour? They have a virtual experience too! More event details here.FANTASY THEATRE FACTORY AT SANDRELL RIVER THEATER: ISABEL TUCEN'S SOUL BY SOULFebruary 6th at 8:00 pmA Stage-to-Screen show based on Harriet Tubman - one of the most famous conductors of the Underground Railroad. More event details here.SOUTH BEACH CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: COLERIDGE-TAYLOR AND BRAHMSFebruary 7th 6:00 pmCelebrating Black History Month with guest host Nicole Henry and guest musicians Chauncey Patterson, viola, and Andres Candamil, clarinet. Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet in F# minor, Op. 10 and Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115. More event details here.FANTASY THEATRE FACTORY AT …

Culture This Month

Culture This Month

Performing Arts

Published 1/14/21

AREA STAGE COMPANY: SHREK THE MUSICALJanuary 22nd through January 31stExperience this dynamic, stripped-down, renaissance theatre troupe-style production directed by Giancarlo Rodaz. Shrek the Musical is performed by seven irrepressibly talented young actors! More event details here. HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM: BISCAYNE BOULEVARD VIRTUAL TOUR WITH DR. GEORGEJanuary 29th at 6:00 pmReflect upon the rise of Biscayne Boulevard on a virtual tour with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George. View some of the early buildings that made up Miami’s developing skyline including the Miami News Tower and nearby hotels such as the Alcazar and Everglades Hotel. More event details here. (image: HistoryMiami Museum)BROWARD CENTER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS: ROB SCHNEIDERJanuary 22nd at 7:00 pmExperience a one-of-a-kind evening of entertainment under the stars.A household name and a bona-fide comedy star, Rob Schneider is well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic …

Picks of the week: Dance, Live Theater, and More...

Picks of the week: Dance, Live Theater, and More...

Performing Arts

Published 1/7/21

DANCE NOW! MIAMI: LIVE-STREAM PROGRAM I "THIS MOMENT, HERE"January 10th at 7:00 pmExperience a choreographic take on the COVID-19 moment! The world premiere will be on-stage, live-streamed online but without in-person paying customers. "This Moment, Here" is a commentary on the "time of Corona," told through the language of dance. The confinement, isolation, rage, longing, confrontation, disbelief, optimism and camaraderie that make up the world's shared experiences during these turbulent months are the inspiration for this one-act ballet. More event details here.(image: Dance Now! Miami)BROWARD CENTER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS: ART HEIST - A TRUE CRIME WALKING THEATRE EXPERIENCEThrough January 10th Put your NCIS, CSI and Law & Order skills to use and walk off the quarantine poundage to solve a ripped-from-the-walls, real-life master robbery of thirteen works of art, valued at half a billion dollars. Based on a true story of the world's biggest art caper, Art Heist is a true crime …

DANCE REVIEW: WITNESSING CONTEMPORARY LEAPS WITH PASSION AT XXV ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL OF MIAMI

DANCE REVIEW: WITNESSING CONTEMPORARY LEAPS WITH PASSION AT XXV ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL OF MIAMI

Performing Arts

Published 11/3/20

Culminating a month-long line up of masterclasses, workshops and virtual events, the XXV Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami (IBFM) wrapped up with three live performances on Sept. 11 to 13. The first night was streamed from Dance Town Miami studios in Doral. Dance Town Miami was one of four companies that presented a selection of modern and contemporary duets and solos. Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Ballet Inc. and Dance NOW Miami were also on the program. Tickets, at $10 for each of the three nights, allowed for the viewer to have access to a performance for 24 hours.The first night of what IBFM called a live performance gala was titled “ContemporaryPerformance,” which was entirely fitting for what the evening brought forth. Contemporary dance is a fusion of dance styles that combines classical technique and unconventional abstract movement. Duet and solos passionately exposed battles within themselves streamed from the stage in an empty theater space. The single duo …

Online Monologue Festival Part 2

Online Monologue Festival Part 2

Performing Arts

Published 4/20/20

Theatre Lab presents its second Online Original Monologue Festival from Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16. Theatre Lab is inviting the general public to again participate in online creative writing workshops and submit original pieces based on the theme for this next edition: “Heroes.” While looking for original stories and monologues to be performed, Theatre Lab is also adding a new component for this edition: two-person, three-page plays. Theatre Lab’s “Parts of A Story” and “Elements of A Monologue” workshop from the inaugural monologue festival remain on their Facebook page and can be watched at any time. Theatre Lab will also provide a brief “Scene Writing” workshop live on Facebook on Thursday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in the process can tune in live and learn some tips for how to create compelling scenes and dialogue, which they can use to try their hand at a two-person, three-page …

O, Miami!

O, Miami!

Performing Arts

Published 4/10/20

If you haven't heard about O, Miami, it's a nonprofit annual poetry festival. Their mission is for everyone to encounter poetry during the month of April.This is 2020's line-up:DIY Mobile Workshop with Dale ZineSaturday, April 11, 202011:00 AM 12:00 PMO, Miami invites you to make their own mobiles to brighten up their homes.Now That We're Friends Live!Saturday, April 11, 20203:05 PM 4:35 PMJoin Caroline, Anne, and Gale for an online episode of Now That We’re Friends.Hanif Abdurraqib + Adrian MatejkaSunday, April 12, 20203:05 PM 4:05 PMAn online reading with two Midwestern poetry legends.Franny Choi + William EvansMonday, April 13, 20208:00 PM 9:00 PMAn online reading with Franny Choi and William Evans.Children's Poetry Workshop with Gabrielle AlexisTuesday, April 14, 202011:00 AM 12:00 PMA workshop for kids.Surrealism Workshop for High School StudentsWednesday, April 15, 202011:00 AM 12:00 PMCome write poetry with Curtis Perdue.Juan Cárdenas + Lizzie DavisWednesday, April 15, …

XXIII International Ballet Festival of Miami

XXIII International Ballet Festival of Miami

Performing Arts

Published 7/16/18

The 23rd International Ballet Festival of Miami 2018, considered the most important in the US, will present performances and an array of other activities in various venues throughout Miami-Dade County, featuring the best ballet, modern and contemporary companies represented by their stars from Europe, South America, Mexico and the USA, receiving local & international rave reviews.The IBFM launches with a VIP Cocktail Reception (invited guests) featuring the Unveiling of the Official IBFM Poster created by Cuban Artist Javier Dubrocq, Saturday, July 28 / 8 p.m. with his dance-inspired fine arts exhibition open to the public the month of August at the beautiful, historic Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center, 111 SW 5th. Ave. Miami, Fl 33130.Five magnificent performances will thrill audiences this year; “IBFM Youth Gala”, featuring young Florida ballet competition medalists at the Lehman Theater, Saturday, Aug. 4 @ 7pm;. Two “Contemporary Performances” featuring 4 …

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