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ORSON WELLES at 100 Retrospective & Exhibition MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE & WORK OF ORSON WELLES
Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Chuck Workman brings a new work on Orson Welles to the screen! Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by Citi®: THE HUSTLER FREE
Wednesday, April 1, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.mbculture.com
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday (and sometimes Thursday) nights RAIN OR SHINE! This week: THE HUSTLER (1961) Directed by Robert Rossen; with Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by Citi® encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

"FLA-FRA" The Films of Jean Cocteau: BLOOD OF A POET
Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com www.tigertail.org
Presented with Tigertail "Poets . . . shed not only the red blood of their hearts but the white blood of their souls," proclaimed Jean Cocteau of his groundbreaking first film-an exploration of the plight of the artist, the power of metaphor and the relationship between art and dreams. One of cinema's great experiments, this first installment of the Orphic Trilogy stretches the medium to its limits in an effort to capture the poet's obsession with the struggle between the forces of life and death. (In French with English subtitles)

"Films on the Beach" Zéro de Conduite FREE
Thursday, April 2, 8:00 p.m.
SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.frenchculture.org www.mbculture.com 
Presented by the French Embassy Cultural Services and Miami Beach Arts in the Parks. Zéro de Conduite, Jean Vigo 1933 (44 min) b/w. A recently restored and remastered French classic (in French with English subtitles)

SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION
Multiple screenings April 3-9, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Meet Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. In this wonderfully warm, witty, and intimate tribute from his friend, Ethan Hawke, Seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and eye-opening words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for fulfillment. A "poignant guide to life" (Indiewire) and an engaging exploration on the dedication, perseverance, and fortitude essential to creating both art and a rewarding life, Seymour: An Introduction will leave audiences uplifted and inspired.

L'elisir d'amore (The Royal Opera)
Sunday, April 5, 12:00 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71st Street
www.o-cinema.org
Direct from Britain's The Royal Opera House at the iconic Covent Garden theatre in London, O Cinema Miami Beach presents a special presentation from one of the world’s leading opera companies in stunning High definition and surround sound. 'The elixir of love' is a comedy of love and rural life as we watch Vittorio Grigolo attempt to woo the elegant lady of the village, Lucy Crowe, with a little help from Bryn Terfel's Doctor Dulcamara and his love potion. One of the most popular operas of all time, the performance features bikes, mopeds and trucks on stage.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by Citi®:  THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING FREE
Wednesday, April 8, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.mbculture.com
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday (and sometimes Thursday) nights RAIN OR SHINE! This week: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014) Directed by James Marsh; with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by Citi® encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

"Films on the Beach" Jour de Fête FREE
Thursday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.

SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.frenchculture.org www.mbculture.com
Presented by the French Embassy Cultural Services and Miami Beach Arts in the Parks. Jour de Fête, Jacques Tati, 1947 (87 min) b/w. A recently restored and remastered French classic (in French with English subtitles)

While We're Young
Multiple screenings beginning April 10, 2015
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71st Street
www.o-cinema.org
Noah Boaumbach's comedy While We're Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He's an aspiring documentary filmmaker, a vocation Josh already has. Soon the older couple begins enjoying the energy they feel haging out with the younger generation, but eventually Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward and trustworthy as he thought.

Best of Cannes: WHITE GOD
Multiple screenings April 10-24, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
A cautionary tale between a superior species and its disgraced inferior... Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his pretty master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog's best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.

Manon (The Royal Ballet)
Sunday, April 12, 12:00 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71st Street
www.o-cinema.org
Direct from Britain's The Royal Opera House at the iconic Covent Garden theatre in London, O Cinema Miami Beach presents a special presentation from one of the world's leading opera companies in stunning High definition and surround-sound. First performed in 1974 and celebrating its 40th anniversary, MANON - a heartbreaking tale of enduring love blighted by the impressionability of the youthful Manon - has become a staple of The Royal Ballet repertory. The tragic love story of Manon Lescaut and Des Grieux is based on the novel by French writer Abbé Prévost. With stage designs by Nicholas Georgiadis depicting a lavish world polluted by poverty, Manon and Des Grieux's impassioned pas de deux makes this ballet one of MacMillan's most immersive and heartbreaking dramas.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by Citi®: CAR WASH FREE
Wednesday, April 15, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.mbculture.com
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday (and sometimes Thursday) nights RAIN OR SHINE! This week: CAR WASH (1976) Directed by Michael Schultz; with Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, the Pointer Sisters, George Carlin. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by Citi® encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

"Films on the Beach" Beauty and the Beast FREE
Thursday, April 16, 8:00 p.m.
SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.frenchculture.org www.mbculture.com
Presented by the French Embassy Cultural Services and Miami Beach Arts in the Parks. Beauty and the Beast, Jean Cocteau 1946 (96 min) b/w. A recently restored and remastered French classic (in French with English subtitles)

Miami Environmental Film Festival: EARTH A NEW WILD/OCEANS
Saturday, April 18, 2:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
World renowned scientist, Dr. Jeremy Jackson, tells Sanjayan the oceans are in trouble, that a "rise of slime" is coming. But Sanjayan goes in search of a very different future.... Our oceans can be more productive than we could ever imagine. And it's predators that may hold the secret to bringing back productivity to all our oceans.

Miami Environmental Film Festival: BYE BYE CAR
Saturday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
How will we move around in the future? In ten years' time, Ford Motors' Bill Ford says his company will sell mobility and not cars. Investigating the first spectacular signs of the future of mobility, director Martijn Kieft speaks with a variety of users, experts, business representatives and engineers to find out what they think the future of transportation has in store for us.

The Duchess of Malfi (Shakespeare's Globe)
Sunday, April 19, 12:00 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71st Street
www.o-cinema.org
From the world's most famous stage: discover magic, murder, love and betrayal. Experience thrilling new productions on the big screen as a brand new season of sell-out performances and captivating theatre comes alive from the London home of Shakespeare.  The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio's child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by Citi®: OLIVER! FREE
Wednesday, April 22, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.mbculture.com
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday (and sometimes Thursday) nights RAIN OR SHINE! This week: OLIVER! (1968) Directed by Carol Reed; with Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by Citi® encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

"Films on the Beach" Parapluie de Cherbourg FREE
Thursday, April 23, 8:00 p.m.

SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.frenchculture.org www.mbculture.com
Presented by the French Embassy Cultural Services and Miami Beach Arts in the Parks. Parapluie de Cherbourg, Jacques Demy 1963 (87 min) color. A recently restored and remastered French classic (in French with English subtitles)

Clouds of Sils Maria
Multiple screenings begin April 24, 2015
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71st Street
www.o-cinema.org
Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria, a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by Citi®:  ST. VINCENT FREE
Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 p.m.
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.mbculture.com
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday (and sometimes Thursday) nights RAIN OR SHINE! This week: ST. VINCENT (2014) Directed by Theodore Melfi; with Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy, Terrance Howard, Chris O'Dowd. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by Citi® encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

"FLA-FRA" The Films of Jean Cocteau: TESTAMENT d'ORPHEE
Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com www.tigertail.org
Presented with Tigertail. In his last film, legendary writer/artist/filmmaker Jean Cocteau portrays an 18th-century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection. With an eclectic cast that includes Pablo Picasso, Jean-Pierre Leáud, Jean Marais and Yul Brynner, Testament of Orpheus (Le Testament de Orphée) brings full circle the journey Cocteau began in The Blood of a Poet, an exploration of the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations. (In French with English subtitles).

"Films on the Beach" Pepe le Moko FREE
Thursday, April 30, 8:00 p.m.
SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.frenchculture.org www.mbculture.com
Presented by the French Embassy Cultural Services and Miami Beach Arts in the Parks. Pepe le Moko, Julien Duvivier, 1936 (90 min) b/w. A recently restored and remastered French classic (in French with English subtitles)


 FESTIVALS

FLA-FRA (Florida-France) Festival
April 1 - 30, 2015
www.tigertail.org
FLA-FRA (Florida-France) is a new Tigertail festival taking place in April 2015, celebrating art from France, Florida and beyond. A community-wide fête of concerts, films, pop-up performances and other events happening throughout Miami at theaters and unexpected locations, FLA-FRA embraces the French spirit of joie de vivre. Tigertail is presenting films and music featuring artists rooted in France. FLA-FRA events will occur each and every day in April. There will be classic French cinema screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque and the SoundScape at New World Center.

4th Annual O, Miami Poetry Festival
April 1 - 30, 2015
www.omiami.org
A whole month of events for our community to encounter a poem, and to engage with poetry in the most unlikliest of places... on a boat up and down the Miami River (April 1, 10 & 17), in the park (4/12), in Braille (Secret Sonnets), on the walls of the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami, in the schools, at Sweatstock, at beauty salons, on dogs via bandanas, via texting, on the Betsy Hotel's soap box, at the 2nd Annual Jason Taylor teen poetry performance SOul FLO, (4/25), on a barstool at O, Miami's 2nd month long poet in Decadence in Residence  at Gramp's Bar, on urinals around town, on a kayak (4/9 & 11 with Michael Hettich), with chocolate, paella, and through the voices of Afghan Women (4/21) ... via poetry popsicles, readings, workshops, film, Dogleggers/Bookleggers (4/19), and a hand-made multi-media installation of music, projection and shadow puppetry performance inspired based on Federico Garcia Lorca's poem El Divan de Tamarit created by the Chicago based company Manual Cinema (4/23-25).... from one end of the county to another, from one city to another, Miami in April 2015 will experience poetry in so many different ways...

FILMS ON THE BEACH FREE
April 2 - 30, 2015
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.frenchculture.org www.mbculture.com
www.mbcinema.com www.tigertail.org
The French Embassy Cultural Services, in partnership with the City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, and Tigertail's FLA-FRA festival, presents the second edition of "Films on the Beach", featuring outdoor screenings of French films at SoundScape from April 2 to the 30, 2015. All films presented by Films on the Beach are in French, subtitled in English and are free and open to the public.

A Day at the Beach
Saturday, April 4, 6:00 p.m.
North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.communityartsandculture.org
A Day at the Beach is an on-going concert series featuring some of the hottest national, regional and local acts, dedicated to fostering an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of musical genres. Palo is an Afro-Cuban funk band led by pianist and producer Steve Roistein, and also features Dr. Ed Calle, formerly of the Miami Sound Machine and a session ace in his own right, on tenor saxophone. Tomas Diaz and his Orchestra is the solo project of Tomas Diaz, Spam All Stars' lead singer and percussionist. Elastic Bond, label mates to Manu Chao, Los Amigos Invisibles, and Bomba Estereo, and their tropical psychedelia will open the show.

South Beach Comedy Festival
April 8 - 11, 2015
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
www.southbeachcomedyfestival.com
South Beach Comedy Festival returns to Miami Beach for another stellar comedy showcase featuring some of the world's most favorite entertainers. Now in its tenth year, the South Beach Comedy Festival continues to grow and remains one of the premiere comedy festivals for top comedic talent and fans across the country. Please visit the web site for a full list of participating comedians and performances.

Heineken TransAtlantic Fesitval
Friday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 6:00 p.m.
North Shore Band Shell Park, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.rhythmfoundation.com
Created in 2003, the Heineken Transatlantic Festival explores modern world music from the great cities of the Atlantic rim - Europe, Africa, Brazil, Argentina, the Caribbean, NYC, and features artists working in the beautiful collision between traditional rhythms and electronica/DJ culture. This year's headliners include indie darlings Wild Belle; NYC's afro-soul big band Budos Band; Chilean hip-hop emcee Ana Tijoux; and Colombia's rebellious cumbia experimentalists Puerto Candelaria. Local acts My Deer and Bluejay will also be performing at the two-night festival at the North Beach Bandshell on Miami Beach. More artists and events will be announced soon.

4th Annual Miami and the Beaches Environmental Film Festival
April 15-19, 2015
The Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.ecomb.org
ECOMB's five-day event will once again bring the most cutting edge environmental films and documentaries to a wide audience at various signature venues in Miami and Miami Beach. A landmark step for local environmental awareness, the 4th Annual Miami and the Beaches Environmental Film Festival (MBEFF) will highlight as its overarching theme: Climate Change Awareness. Showcasing a compelling array of films based on environmental issues of local and global concern, this year's Festival also coincides with important milestones, namely the Centennial of Miami Beach and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, which has been at the forefront of raising awareness globally about sustainable development and climate change. 

Food Truck & Music Festival FREE
Wednesday, April 22, 5:00 p.m.
North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.mbculture.com
Miami Beach's North Shore Park Bandshell & Ocean Terrace will celebrate the characteristic Latin flavor of the North Beach area welcoming the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest.

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
April 24 - May 4, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
Regal Cinemas, 1100 Lincoln Road
www.mglff.com
The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a critically acclaimed event, is based in the world-renowned historic South Beach neighborhood with additional films screened at locations throughout Miami-Dade County. MGLFF's mission is to inspire, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

International Jazz Day FREE
Thursday, April 30, 6:00 p.m.
Collins Park, 2100 Collins Avenue
www.mbculture.com
Join us for a concert featuring Vivian Sessoms, The World Music 5, New World School of the Arts Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Lenard Rutledge and hosted by Carrie Alexander of WDNA-FM.


                                                                                                                                                         OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS

Bookleggers Reading Room FREE
Continues through April 30, 2015
ArtCenter South Florida, 810 Lincoln Road Studio 101
www.artcentersf.org
Bookleggers is a community mobile library based out of South Florida. They set up at rotating venues once a month and give away free books to the public. For those who are new to Bookleggers, the rules are simple: 1) everyone gets one book for free; 2) trades are accepted, a book for a book; and 3) each additional book is $2.

Art Club for Adults
Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1:30 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
Engaging weekly art program for adults enriches the understanding of contemporary art and stimulates discussion.  Art lectures, guided tours, drawing classes and art-related films are offered on a rotating basis.  Free with museum admission. Mar 5: Art on Film: Waste Land, 2010; Mar 12: Art Making Workshop; Mar 19: Lecture- Artists and their communities; Mar 26: Drawing Class.

Curator/Critic Talk: Dawn Chan FREE
Friday, April 3, 3:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440 Main Gallery
www.mbus.fiu.edu
Join Curator/Critic Dawn Chan in out Visiting Critic Lecture Series as she discusses her thoughts on modern day video games and art.

Beats After Sunset
Friday, April 3, 8:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
Art + Music + Cocktails Happy Hour $10; Free for members

Museum Tours
Saturdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
Docent led tours of the museum exhibitions. For more Info:  www.bassmuseum.org or call 305.673.7530 Members and Miami Beach Residents: free. Non-members: $8 (cost of museum admission).

Studio Crawl FREE
Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter South Florida, 800/810/924 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
ArtCenter's Studio Crawl, held every first Saturday of the month, invites visitors to wander throughout the ArtCenter's two buildings, exchange with our artists in their studios and view our current exhibitions.  

Fellow Talk: Alastair Gordon "Prosperous Bohemians" FREE
Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Main Gallery
mbus.fiu.edu  
Alastair Gordon, Distinguished Fellow Dean host a lecture about the convergance of art, architecture, and real estate on Long Island, NY.

Cuéntame un Cuento/Tell me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar FREE
Thursday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.
South Shore Branch Library, 131 Alton Road
305.535.4223 www.mdpls.org
Ages 4-8 years.

Book Club: As I Lay Dying
Friday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account of the Bundren family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn by each of the family members-including Addie herself, as well as others-the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic. Free for members. Join or RSVP by emailing bookclub@thewolf.fiu.edu.

TALK: "La Convivencia from the Muslim/Arabic Perspective" FREE
Sunday, April 12, 2:00 p.m.
St. John's on the Lake, 4760 Pine Tree Drive
www.artsatstjohns.com
SPEAKER: Mohamed Ghumrawi, Masters in International Studies, Florida International University. The Jewish and Islamic cultures mutually influenced each other, in languages, science, mathematics, poetry and philosophy. Arabic was spoken by both Muslim and Jews. 

Poetry in the Park FREE
Sunday, April 12, 4:00 p.m.
SoundScape Park, 500 17 Street
www.omiami.org
Bring a picnic basket and a blanket to SoundScape Park for a world-class poetry reading that unfolds in high-definition surround sound and Godzilla-sized projection. Come early at 4 p.m. to hear a performance by the SPAM All-Stars, accompanied by the Sam Hyken Orchestra. At 6 p.m., MDC Live Arts presents a Miami edition of Acoustic Bicycle. Composer and musician Taylor Ho Bynum arrives in the park with a group of free-wheeling Peddling Poets who present site-specific poetry and music on bicycles. Simultaneously, Reading Queer presents "O, Hi There," a free-form reading that celebrates both Pride Day and poetry. Then at 7:45 p.m., settle in for the biggest poetry reading of the year: Kay Ryan (United States Poet Laureate, 2008-10) and Jamaal May (Beatrice Hawley Award, 2013) read live on the 7,000 sq ft New World Center wall as part of O, Miami's annual Poetry in the Park event. 

A TIME TO REMEMBER Yom HaShoah Observance FREE
Sunday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue
www.holocaustmmb.org
Please join us as we memorialize the six million Jews who perished, honor those who survived and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps. In case of rain, proceed to Temple Beth Sholom 4144 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach

O, Wolfsonian Day
Friday, April 17, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org 
O, Wolfsonian Day is the Wolfsonian Museum's celebration of National Poetry Month in partnership with O, Miami Festival. For one Friday in April, the Wolfsonian Museum in South Beach opens its doors to visitors and offers free museum entrance in exchange for a poem written about an object in the gallery. Tours are conducted throughout the day and volunteers are present in the gallery to write with you and explain the gallery-inspired writing prompts posted throughout the museum. You are invited to type your poems on typewriters in the interactive classroom on the first floor and include them in our slideshow of poems from the day. 

11th South Beach Photomarathon
Sunday, April 19, 2015
www.fotomission.org
Fotomission and Tropicolor host the 11th South Beach Photomarathon, an exciting event that is open to all those who enjoy photography. Participants will be assigned six topics to photograph on South Beach over a period of six hours. The topics will be kept secret until the event day and are purposefully vague to give the contestants plenty of room for self expression.

MDC Live Arts Veterans' Lab Showcase at the Betsy
Sunday, April 19, 3:00 p.m. 
BBar at the Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive
www.mdclivearts.org
As part of MDC Live Arts' season-long veterans' initiative, a collective of local veterans share their experiences in an original spoken word piece as part of O, Miami. The piece is the result a long-term workshop with local theater artist Teo Castellanos. 

Pencil and Charcoal Drawing FREE
Monday, April 20, 5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 27, 5:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street
305.535.4219 www.mdpls.org
Registration with branch required. Limit 15 people ages 14 yrs. +

LECTURE: The first decade of the City of Miami Beach, 1915-1925 with Paul George FREE
Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
305.672.2014 www.mdpl.org
This lecture is part of the 100 Years of Miami Beach Lecture Series. 

Book Reading FREE
Wednesday, April 22, 4:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street
305.535.4219 www.mdpls.org
Join us for a reading by New York Times Best-Selling Author Lisa Papademetriou of her book Ivana Correctya. All ages.

Sketching in the Galleries
Friday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Sketch in The Wolfsonian's stunning galleries! Experience The Wolfsonian's collection in a new way by sketching in our galleries on select Friday nights. Whether you are a lifelong artist or an excited novice, a drawing instructor will guide you and provide insight on drawing techniques. We will provide drawing materials and gallery stools to all participants. All ages and levels of experience are welcome; youth under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Instruction in English and Spanish. Space is limited; RSVP by emailing hecook@thewolf.fiu.edu.

MiCiMu Interactive Storytelling FREE
Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m.
North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Avenue
305.864.5392 www.mdpls.org
Join us for an interactive storytelling adventure with the fun-loving MiChiMu crew from just over the causeway! MiChiMu is short for the Miami Children's Museum.

Art Making with Carolina Cueva FREE
Saturday, April 25, 3:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street
305.535.4219 www.mdpls.org
A creative fun time for children. This series of four programs on alternating Saturdays and Sundays February through May will feature various art skills and mediums. Register online or at children's desk. Space limited to 15 children ages 8-12 years.

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, April 25, 5:00 p.m.
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
305.672.2014 www.mdpl.org
The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour on the fourth Saturday of each month. Tour departs from MDPL's Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive at 10th Street. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $20. MDPL and MDGLCC members may participate at no charge.

IDEA@theBass Family Day FREE
Sunday, April 26, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
These creative afternoons are full of exciting activities for the whole family: art projects, gallery games, prizes and more!  This month: Architecture Challenge

Poetry Paella & Poetry Reading FREE
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive
www.omiami.org
The second edition of The Betsy's inspired (and filling) combination of poetry and paella, featuring poet Gerald Stern, who appears in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets. Also featuring poets Anne Marie Macari, reading from her new collection, Red Deer (Persea Books, 2015), and Major Jackson. A community reception follows with literary libations and birthday cake to commemorate the third anniversary of The Writer's Room at The Betsy Hotel.. RSVP to this free event at artsandculture@thebetsyhotel.com

Fridays at the Wolf FREE
Fridays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave.
www.wolfsonian.org 
FREE gallery admission. Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. with innovative programming at 7:00 p.m. 

Guided, Private and Self-Guided Tours of the Art Deco Historic District
Ongoing
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
www.mdpl.org
All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Prices vary.

Art Deco Bike and Segway Tours
Ongoing
Bike and Roll, 210 Tenth Street
305.905.2055 www.bikeandroll.com/locations/miami-deco.aspx
$39 adults/$29 kids and students.