Dance Band Night: Hot Club of the Americas FREE
Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
Every 2nd Thursday, it's Dance Band Night! This month we present Federico Britos' Hot Club of the Americas, and a pre-concert dance lesson. For years Federico Britos has performed sets all over the world that include the music of the Hot Club of France and Latin Jazz. Carlomagno Araya, Federico's drummer, had the idea of recording music frequently performed by Stephane Grappelli but in Latin Jazz styles. From this concept, and the friendly contribution of Federico's friend, Nat Chediak, was born the name Hot Club of The Americas. It is a band that performs a unique blend of Latin and Gypsy Jazz.
Miami Beach Children's Series, Part II: Alice in Wonderland FREE
Sunday, February 21, 3:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street
Momentum performs Alice in Wonderland and a new duet for ages 3-10 and their families. Young Alice falls down the rabbit hole and meets some unusual characters on her wild trip. She encounters a nervous White Rabbit, is mystified by a strange Caterpillar, takes part in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, and is pursued by the vicious Red Queen who is aided by a Deck of Cards. Just as things get completely out of hand, she wakes up to find that it was only a dream. Each character portrait is complete with unique and individual movement and colorful costumes as delightful and imaginative staging brings this classic story to life.