Flo Rida Live
Head to Club Bamboo for the “Hey Jasmin” experience featuring songs from Flo Rida new Album “Wild Ones. Also DJ Mr. Maurcio and an appearance by JRand. Bamboo, 550 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: lnrmiami.com or 305-695-4771.
Marilyn stars in her first big role for Twentieth Century Fox, as Rose Loomis, honeymooning with her husband George (Joseph Cotton) in the popular honeymoon location, Niagara Falls. So popular, in fact, that another couple checks into their room, and they find themselves soon entangled in more than that mess. In typical film noir fashion, (besides the not-typical-for-noir Technicolor) betrayal leads to much more, and a master plan goes astray and gets complicated. Thanks to the magnificent backdrop, engaging performances, and technically sharp directing by Henry Hathaway, Niagara is glorious and visually spectacular, kind of like the falls of the title, and the star. 8pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com
The Organizers of the 2nd Annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Fort Lauderdale 5K Run/Walk will host a Kick-Off Party tonight to encourage participants and generate support of the fundraiser to build Smart Homes for triple and quadruple amputees from post 9/11 wars so they can live independently. Two-for-one beverages served by firefighter bartenders, appetizers, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and live entertainment by Pee-Wee Lewis and the Hues. $10. 6pm – 9pm. McSorley’s Pub, 837 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd; Fort Lauderdale. For info: tunneltotowersfortlauderdale5k.com or 954-532-8790.
City Beautiful Awards
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host its annual City Beautiful Awards during the Good Morning Coral Gables Breakfast at the Biltmore Hotel. Each year, the City Beautiful Awards celebrate the beauty and charm of Coral Gables the most outstanding examples of architectural achievement among our commercial properties. Finalists for Outstanding Interior Award are Capital Bank, Kendar Office Building, La Piazza Academy, Miami Association of Realtors, Platinum Business Center, Right Space 2 Meet, The Alhambra Towers and Total Bank. Finalists for Outstanding Exterior Award are
334-336 Miracle Mile, 396 Alhambra Circle, Apollo Bank, Northern Trust, and The Building on Ponce. Finalists for Outstanding Retail Showroom / Restaurant Dining Room Award are Avant Garde Salon & Spa, Cibo Wine Bar, The Dome Restaurant and Violetas. This year’s award ceremony will also honor Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre with the Outstanding Historic Preservation Award. The theatre is one of the leading regional performing arts companies and serves as a center of community cultural activity. Keynote speaker is Elise Vasquez-Warner, Regional Manager & Vice President of South Florida Wal-Mart Stores. 8am. $40. Biltmore Hotel, For info: coralgableschamber.org
In celebration of the birth of controversial Cuban playwright Virgilio Piñera, the University of Miami will host five of his brilliant plays under the title of Absurd Celebration: The First International Festival of Virgilio Piñera’s Theatre. Absurd Celebration has been chosen as the kick-off event for Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts at the University of Miami. The festival kicks of with Cuba • Aire Frío (Cold Air) by Argos Teatro, tonight. Directed by Carlos Celdrán, Aire Frío comes to the U.S. for the first time. The Romaguera family is obsessed with their frustrations and dreams for a dazzling period of twenty years. The protagonist, Luz Marina, is struggling to make ends meet due to the family’s dire economic condition. Art, filial relationships, marital conflicts, and the heat, always the heat, are some elements of this play that, although written 50 years ago, continues to be relevant nowadays. Other plays run every week through September. 8pm. $20. Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Dr; Coral Gables. For info: miami.edu/ring or 305-284-3355.
Nicole Yarling leads Jazz Encounters with the Fernando Ulibarri Quartet. Fernando Ulibarri is an active performer, composer, and educator in the South Florida music scene. He moved from his native Costa Rica to Boston in 1998 where he graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s in Music Synthesis. He is currently a full-time faculty member at Broward College where he teaches music technology classes as well as ensembles and jazz guitar. He is also on the faculty at Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts. Ulibarri on guitar, Jim Gasior on piano, Jamie Ousley on bass, and John Yarling on drums. Young musicians are invited to play in an informal setting and with the common purpose of establishing a relationship around music. Jazz Encounters celebrate America’s classical music, create awareness in the importance of music education, provide personal musical encounters between diverse individuals, and expose the audience to the rich talent in the next generation of musicians. Be good at your instrument and be ready to play. Be part of the audience or enjoy the show. $15. 8pm. WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way; Miami. For info: 305-662-8889 or wdna.org.
Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry
Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age that inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. 9pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com
Downtown Hollywood will unveil acclaimed local artist David “Lebo” Le Batard’s new jazz-inspired mural to launch the district’s new curated outdoor mural program. Dubbed the “Downtown Hollywood Mural Project,” the initiative is slated to kick-off at the district’s monthly ArtWalk tonight. Lebo will unveil Be-Bop Into Outer Space, a multi-dimensional mural that spans 124 feet and is inspired by geometric abstraction, color harmony and 1950s jazz. In addition to the mural unveiling of Lebo’s mural, additional activities slated for Downtown Hollywood’s Third Saturday ArtWalk include the Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk with live music, dining and opening exhibitions at more than 12 places. Check out Muzart, (1946 Harrison St.) local artists transform the recently opened space into a creative studio, with artwork for sale, appetizers and beverages. 7pm. For info: visithollywoodfl.org or 954.924.2980.
Don’t miss a musical performance from acclaimed Vocalist Jill Burton with Guitarist Davey Williams as part of the Subtropics Fantastic Collaborations Series. Tonights event is free improvisation. Burton is an extended vocalist and movement artist who focuses amazing energy from the environment into her stunning performance art. Williams, a lifelong guitarist, from jazz bands and blues bands, soul bands to avant-garde prog-rock and punk, Davey’s done it all. He’s most well known for his work with the New York avant-rock group Curlew, featured at CBGBs and the Knitting Factory. $10. 9pm. Audiotheque, 924 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info: subtropics.org
16th Brazilian Film Fest
The 16th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami will open tonight with a special screening of The Clown, by Selton Mello. Other films shown will be at the consist of Competitive Screenings, at the Colony Theater from , and Special Screenings, at the Colony Theater and Miami Beach Cinematheque through August 25. Opening party at Baoli Miami. 10:30pm. Free. 8:30pm. New World Symphony, 500 17th St; Miami Beach. For info: brazilianfilmfestival.com
Head to Miasci to check out Nano, a 400-square-foot, fun, hands-on interactive exhibit that demonstrates what happens on an extremely small scale. encourages nanoscale science, engineering and technology. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, today, the museum will feature special hands-on demonstrations and activities, as well as two brand-new, interactive Nano theater shows. 11am – 4pm. $10.95. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave; Miami. For info: MiamiSci.org or 305-646-4200.
Over The Edge
Go “over the edge” for children and families in Liberty City by signing up for Over the Edge a fund-raising event that encourages thrill-seeking philanthropists to rappel down from the 19th floor pool deck of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Over the Edge is a two-day rappelling event that will give 125 participants the chance to push their limits and experience something they will never forget, all while enjoying a unique view of Miami’s skyline and supporting a cause that’s aimed at improving the lives of children and families in Liberty City. So far rappelling participants include: Mayor Carlos Giménez, singer Nicole Henry, Senator Renee Garcia, Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz and Commissioner Jean Monestime to name a few. VIP reception will include rapper T-Pain, DJ Laz, and the Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders. JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Avenue of the Americas; Miami. For info: 305-301-4184 or otemiami.com
Stroll through this wonderfully landscaped campus with eco-historian Frank Schena. Visit the Frank Gifford arboretum, see the abundant wildlife on the lake, and learn about the many environmentalists who attended the school. Advance reservations and payment required. $30. 9am – 11am. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. To book a City Tour, 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.
University of Miami Nature and History Eco-Walk
Screenings begin tonight for the interesting documentary Lagos/Koolhaas. This hypnotic documentary explores the complex city of Lagos through the observations of award-winning architect and urban theorist Rem Koolhaas and the residents themselves. The film will be screened three times, to different audio: 1-2pm commentary by Rem Koolhaas; 2-3pm commentaries by residents of Lagos; 3-4pm sounds of the city. Directed by Bregtje van der Haak. 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. $8. For info: 305.375.4073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catch some live glassblowing demonstrations every weekend in Hollywood as master glassblowers create amazing works from liquid glass. Sit comfortably in the theater style viewing area and watch the glassblowers create vessels and sculptures from molten glass that is over 2,000 degrees. Expert artists use the same traditional process that has been around for centuries. Classes for novice to advanced offered. 7pm – 10pm. Glassblowers of Hollywood, One Young Circle, Hollywood. For info: 954-924-2980 or gbohf.com
Memories of Elvis
A memorial tribute celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley with Chris MacDonald. Video clips of Elvis’s career and close-ups of all the live action on stage will be projected on a large screen above the stage. Also expect costumes, dancers, back up singers, four piece horn section and a high energy band.
This is the only tribute artist contracted by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel. He has performed his tribute throughout the country, including venues in Vegas, Branson, New York and with the famous Legends in Concert stage productions. He has also appeared with Elvis’ own original back up group the Jordanaires and Elvis’s original drummer D.J.Fontana for a special concert. $42.50 – $47.50. 8pm. Seminole Hard Rock, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
The Barber of Seville
Miami Lyric Opera will perform The Barber of Seville for two nights, starting tonight. Count Almaviva and Rosina, trying their damndest to be together against all odds – the biggest impediment is Rosina’s guardian, Doctor Bartolo, who has been keeping his ward under hatches in the hopes of marrying her himself and acquiring her considerable dowry. Artistic and General Director, Raffaele Cardone. Nelson Martinez as Figaro, Jorge David Pereira as Almaviva and Lissette Jimenez as Rosina. 8pm. $25 – $45. Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center, 174 East Flagler St; Miami. For info: miamilyricopera.org or 305.374.2444.
Fun & Fit Festival
In an effort to educate families on good nutrition, how to prepare healthy meals and prevent illnesses, Humana, is hosting a Fun & Fit Festival today in Hialeah. In addition to healthy cooking demonstrations, a farmers market, health screenings, games, raffles and free back-to-school supplies, the event will feature Latin pop icon Willy Chirino. He will sign autographs and talk with fans about his music and active lifestyle. 11am – 5pm. Hialeah Park, 2200 East 4th Ave; Hialeah. For info: funandfitasafamily.com
Summer Science Series
Don’t miss the new Summer Science Lecture Series composed of speakers include researchers, professors, or graduate students from Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, Florida Atlantic University, and Nova Southeastern University. Today’s lecture is The Sound of Science: What Oyster Reefs May Be Telling Us About the Environment” by Dr. Vincent Encomio. In 2009 a basin-wide oyster reef restoration project was completed in the St. Lucie River to redress historic losses in this southern Indian River Lagoon estuary. Dr. Encomio used passive acoustic technology to monitor biological sound production on these reefs. Passive acoustics uses the naturally occurring sounds produced by the animals that live in the reefs. Some animals like the naked goby, snapping shrimp and toadfish intentionally produced sounds to communicate during mating, aggression and feeding. Other animals produced sounds incidentally while swimming, moving and feeding. 2:30pm. The Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: 954.467.6637 or mods.org
Enanitos Verdes in Concert
Enanitos Verdes (Little Green Dwarves) is a successful rock trio from Argentina, formed in 1979 in the city of Mendoza. Throughout their career they have managed to gain important positions on Argentine and Latin American charts. 8pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: livenation.com
Showing tonight at the Miami Tower from the Miami Jazz Society is Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years. This documentary about Charlie Chaplin focuses on his late years when he lived with his family in a village on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. His personal life and his love for the circus are depicted as well as the late works of his professional career, including his extensive work as a composer. Directed by Beat Hirt, Felice Zenoni. With Charles Chaplin, Eugene Chaplin, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Chaplin. 6:15-8:15pm. Reception/Cash Bar and Snacks 5 – 6pm. Stay on for Modern Times. The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Directed by Charles Chaplin. Starring Charles Chaplin. 8:30-10:30pm. Free. Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd St; 19th Floor Auditorium. Miami. For info: Miamijazzsociety.org
Mon Jones: Beautiful Florida
Local artist, Mon Jones paints exclusively in oil on canvas, with deep emphasis on the vibrancy, colour and light of South Florida. She describes herself as a contemporary realist painter, with emphasis on portraying objects, landscape and people exactly as they are. Although she is a self taught painter without any formal training, her art manages to master realism when capturing the beauty of Florida, its landscape as well as its nature. Through November 9. 12pm – 6pm. ArtsPark at Young Circle. For info: 954-921-3500 or MonJones.com
The World’s Greatest Party Band, The B-52s, hit South Florida tonight for their 35th Anniversary Tour. They are set to bring fun, fan favorites and offbeat chart-toppers to the whirlwind tour. With 35 years and over 20 million albums sold highlighting their career, there can be no doubt as to why the B-52s remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. From groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster,” “Dance This Mess Around” and “Private Idaho“ to chart-topping hits like “Love Shack” and “Roam” and “Deadbeat Club” to their reemergence on the pop scene, the B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins. $44 – $74. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: seminolehardrockhollywood.com
Dream in Green
Don’t miss this green mixer, Relax with Dream in Green while you meet new friends, do business in a new way and envision a perfect, more sustainable world, South Beach-style. Enjoy the fruit of the Brazilian Rainforest with complimentary eco-cocktails, hand-crafted on site by VEEV’s mixologists. $100 Bianca Gift Certificate to be raffled. Dine afterwards ‘a la Miami Spice’ at Delano’s Bianca. $10 – $100. 6pm – 8pm. The Delano, 1685 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: dreamingreen.org
In his no-holds-barred memoir, Sapp Attack! Warren Sapp, one of the NFL’s most hilarious and candid personalities, reveals a side of football most fans have never before seen. Big Man. Big Talent. Big Star. Big Mouth. Big Heart. Big Personality. Big Smile. Big Headlines. Warren Sapp, one of pro football’s most dominating defensive players both on and off the field, has a reputation for being bold, brash, knowledgeable, and outspoken. During his All-American career at the University of Miami, 13 seasons as an NFL star, four years on the NFL Network and one very big season on Dancing with the Stars, Sapp has never held back. Now he brings that same fearless attitude to his memoir, a book that will create controversy and headlines; in other words, pure Warren Sapp. Meet Sapp and get the book signed tonight. 8pm. Free. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com
Head to hollywood for this fun and delicious music and food truck event. Expect 20 food trucks, bar stations by The Swamp and Renegade Barbeque, tasty treats from Nutty Bavarian, fashions from Quicksilver and Sinbad Sports, music, live entertainment courtesy of Pinchadiscos and the Osceola Brothers Band, and more. Gourmet food trucks include B.C. Tacos, Boba Station, Che Grill, CubanCube, Cucina Al Mare, Daddy’s Grill, Dog Eat Dog, Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, El Rincon del Coqui, Firewall Pizza, Grill Master Cafe, HipPOPs, Korean BBQ Taco Box, Marlie’s Delights, The MexZican Gourmet, Mojo on the Go, Mr. Good Stuff, Ms. Cheezious, Purple People Eatery and The Rolling Stove. In the Seminole Paradise Valet Lot. 5:30pm – 10pm. Free. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way; Hollywood. For info: 954-585-5112 or seminolehardrockhollywood.com