Free Theater Performance: Dying City
September 7, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
September 13, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
September 14, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Dying City is an original play by Christopher Shinn, following a young therapist a year after her husband's death, when she is confronted by his twin brother who she has been avoiding. The Washington Post calls the play "A low-simmering psychological mystery, the sort of sophisticated evening that comes to a satisfying end without the burden of a thorough explanation." This event is presented by the non-profit theater group, Ground Up & Rising.

Un Ballo in Machera
Saturday, September 20, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 4:00 p.m.
The Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road
Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi with text by Antonio Somma. However, Somma's libretto was itself based on the five act libretto which playwright Eugène Scribe had written for Daniel Auber's 1833 opera, Gustave III, ou Le bal masqué. Scribe wrote about the assassination in 1792 of King Gustav III of Swedenwho was killed as the result of a political conspiracy against him. He was shot while attending a masked ball and died 13 days later from his wounds.