Dance Band Night: Barrio Abajo FREE
Thursday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
Come dancing with the real stars at this new series the Rhythm Foundation has launched at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach!  Barrio Abajo aims to raise awareness internationally of the fantastic musical heritage of Colombia's Caribbean coast - they play rhythms like Cumbia, Bullerengue, Porro, the Chandé and over thirty other unparalleled musical rhythms. The group's members, originally from Barranquilla and now based in South Florida, have been recognized as one of this region's top Colombian folkloric groups. All ages are welcome at Dance Band Night, and you don't need a partner to join in the fun. Free, with a suggested $5 donation at the door

Saturday, October 17, 8:00 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
Argentina's renegade collective of dancers, musicians, DJs, and theater artists create a singular and dynamic universe-where hip hop, contemporary and folklore engage and evolve in a constant state of conversation and transformation. The Buenos Aires-based dance company created in 2011 has performed extensively throughout Argentina and internationally in Spain, Brazil and South Africa, where their artistic residency culminated with presentations on the streets of Johannesburg and Soweto. Under the direction of Andrea Servera, the collective's philosophy is simple: "train, create and spread dance actions" for all spaces and formats, including the non-conventional. Music by DJ Villa Diamante. U.S. debut. $25 / $10 MDC STUDENTS

Open Barre: Dance + Design
Thursday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.
Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center, 2200 Liberty Avenue
Join us October 29-30 at the Miami City Ballet Studios on Miami Beach for Open Barre: Dance + Design, inspired by MCB’s new production of George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez and celebrated artist Michele Oka Doner will present a lively discussion exploring the confluence of ballet and the visual arts, moderated by costume and design historian Tanya Williams Wetenhall, and featuring performance excerpts by Miami City Ballet dancers. Tickets are $35, and seating is limited - reserve yours today.