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On Location

Make the most of Miami this fall by paying a visit to one of the city’s many arts destinations, old and new. Here are a few of the highlights we’re looking forward to as 2018 rolls on…

The Arsht Center


An Evening with Sally Field
Step out for an evening with Sally Field as she discusses her latest book In Pieces. In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time—and in her own gorgeous words—about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. October 22; 7:30 pm

Florida Grand Opera: La Boheme
Experience Giacomo Puccini’s lyrical romantic tragedy of young lovers in the Latin Quarter of nineteenth century Paris. Will Mimi and Rodolfo find a way to make their love survive terrible poverty, the freezing winter, and Mimi’s life-threatening illness? Puccini’s magical melodies, including “Si, mi chiamano Mimi” and Musetta’s famous waltz transform this tale of lovers living on borrowed time into a timeless classic. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations. November 3-11

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family! December 25-30

South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center


Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
Fostered in a close-knit creative village in northern Israel, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s thrilling physicality and powerful theatricality have brought them to leading venues around the world. Their South Florida debut will feature artistic director Rami Be’er’s fiercely poetic Horses in the Sky, which TheaterJones hailed as “close to rapture… intensity that borders on the apocalyptic.” October 27; 8 pm

Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami: Ballet, Bold and Beautiful
Miami’s youthful, acclaimed new classical dance troupe returns from its New York City debut for an exciting second season at SMDCAC. Their electrifying fall program includes the steamy duet Ardor, by British choreographer and former English National Ballet dancer Jenna Lee, and famed Venezuelan dancemaker Vicente Nebrada’s urgent, ritualistic La Luna y Los Hijos que Tenia, accompanied by live Tambora music – a Dimensions trademark. November 17-18

The Nutcracker
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the enchanting dance story of a little girl and her Nutcracker Prince, who overcome the malevolent Mouse King to journey to a fantastical Land of Sweets. Professional ballet stars join talented young dancers in Miami Youth Ballet’s beloved production. November 30 – December 1



Felice Grodin: Invasive Species
Felice Grodin: Invasive Species is a virtually interactive, digital exhibition of commissioned works by Miami-based artist Felice Grodin. The series employs the immersive technology of augmented reality (AR), and is accessible to visitors using iOS devices in PAMM’s outdoor areas and in the Padma and Raj Vattikuti Learning Theater on the museum’s first floor. This AR project is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Influenced by geophilosophy—a field of thought shaped by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari that analyzes the relationship between physical and mental territories—Grodin draws on her training as an architect to explore the mutable within landscape, architecture, and her urban surroundings. Felice Grodin: Invasive Species interacts with PAMM’s architecture, evolving and transforming the museum’s environment for the duration of the exhibition

HistoryMiami Museum


A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs by Nathan Benn
A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs by Nathan Benn focuses on the year 1981, a time when South Florida became notorious as the gateway for narcotics and a destination for Caribbean immigrants, while in other parts of the state, life went on without interruption or conflict. Benn shows us a state that is vibrant and marvelously quirky during a time of gaudy prosperity for some while other Floridians merely sought continuity or struggled desperately for their survival. Often charged with political and social commentary, the photographs take full advantage of Kodachrome film’s distinctive color palette. Photographs and narrative are organized into segments covering manifestations of extreme wealth, Little Havana, illegal Caribbean immigration, elderly citizens, quirky flora and fauna, high and low nightlife, Dundee’s 5th Street Gym, and the deadly narcotics war. November 8, 2018 – April 14, 2019


The Fillmore Miami Beach


Kidz Bop Live
Kidz Bop records kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids. Over the past 15 years, Kidz Bop has created the #1 music brand for kids, selling more than 16,000,000 albums. Since 2001, families have welcomed Kidz Bop into their homes and cars, making it a fun and safe part of their daily lives. The group is proud to be a part of kids’ music “firsts.” October 26; 7 pm

Il Divo: Timeless Tour
Initially, all they shared was their passion for their music, together with a certain curiosity at having been recruited into the quartet. But when they sang together, something exceptional happened. Their crossover of the classical and the popular, the multiple languages, the crescendo the operatic brings to much-loved hits and their refusal to be intimidated by the preconceptions of what was highbrow and what was commercial – all stirred a longing in audiences. Around the world, a record buying public – who had long been dismissed as not quite discerning enough for opera, yet who had embraced the Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli – welcomed the depths and textures and the thrilling sensuality the four very different voices of Il Divo created together. November 18; 8 pm


Watsco Center


Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic
Your favorite Sesame Street friends are back in Sesame Street Live! Make Your magic! When magician extraordinaire Justin visits the neighborhood to put on a magic show, Elmo wants to join in. But there’s one problem: Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic, so he teams up with Justin, Abby, and friends to practice his trick while discovering the magical moments in everyday life. October 25-26; 6 pm

Harlem Globetrotters 2018
The Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills. The Globetrotters represent nine decades of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill and a commitment to fans that goes beyond the game. The Globetrotters’ show features even more amazing basketball skills and wizardry, with a continued focus on family entertainment. Last year’s tour debuted basketball’s first-ever four-point line, a move that comes six years after the team unveiled the first four-point shot in the history of the sport. December 8; 2 pm


And don’t miss…

Grovetoberfest: October 13
South Beach Seafood Week: October 16-20
Fairchild Gardens Fall Garden Festival: November 9-11
Miami Book Fair: November 11 -18
Junior Orange Bowl Parade: November 25
Art Basel Miami: December 5-9

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