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ELLE
Multiple Screenings February 1 - 9, 2017
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. (In French with English subtitles)

STAYING VERTICAL
Multiple screenigns February 3 - 9, 2017
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
From the auteur director of the award winning Stranger By the Lake comes his new even more provocative work, Staying Vertical. Filmmaker Leo is searching for the wolf in the south of France. During a scouting excursion he is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Nine months later she gives birth to their child...Through a series of unexpected and unusual encounters, struggling to find inspiration for his next film, Leo will do whatever it takes to stay standing.

OSCAR SHORTS 2017 ANIMATION
Multiple Screenings February 10 - 28, 2017
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 10th. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don't miss this year's selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 26th.

OSCAR SHORTS 2017LIVE ACTION
Multiple Screenings February 10 - 25, 2017
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 10th. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don't miss this year's selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 26th.

TONI ERDMANN
Multiple Screenings February 17 - 28, 2017
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It's an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn't help the two to see more eye to eye. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy Toni Erdmann: Winfried's smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines' professional life, claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn't hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.


FESTIVALS

A DAY AT THE BEACH: MID WINTER'S FUNK FANTASY 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 5:00 p.m.
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.northbeachbandshell.com
A Day at the Beach concert series continuing its 5th season with a Mid Winter's Funk Fantasy. The event will feature Fred Wesley, legendary trombonist and one of the original J.B. Horns with his group the New JBs. Also performing will be the pedal and lap steel doctor, Roosevelt Collier with his new project Phunk Phactory. Kicking the show off will be Guitars Over Guns youth group, and DJ Le Spam spinning a vast variety of funk 45 classics!

Ground UP Music Festival
Friday, February 10, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.northbeachbandshell.com
Two-time GRAMMY Award winner Snarky Puppy - the "barnstorming, groove-centric instrumental act with a rabid fan base" (New York Times) - received their third GRAMMY nomination for their "big, rich and funky" (NPR Music) album Culcha Vulcha (GroundUP Music/Verve Label Group) in the "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album" category. Also, as host of the first annual GroundUP Music Festival in Miami Beach, FL on February 10-12, 2017, the band is excited to announce the addition of four-time GRAMMY Award-winner Esperanza Spalding to the incredible line-up. 

FOOD TRUCK & MUSIC NIGHT FREE
Wednesday, February 22, 5:00 p.m.
 
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.northbeachbandshell.com
Big Mean Sound Machine at Food Truck & Music Night, Wednesday February 22 - the Virginia Key Grassroots Music Festival kicks off a Grass Roots Live series.  Free! Food Trucks & Music Night, presented every 4th Wednesday with the City of Miami Beach - free! Dinner and a show, as the street is lined with your favorite food trucks, and great music inside the Bandshell. Big Mean Sound Machine is a polyrhythmic monster with a crisp, constant, unrelenting groove - a thunderous dance party that fuses Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk,and Psychedelia.


OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS

Book Club: The Hidden Force
Friday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
This 1900 novel by Dutch writer Louis Couperus navigates the cultural gap between the Netherlands and its colony on Java. Presented in conjunction with our major exhibition on Dutch design, the session will feature special guest Silvia Barisione, Wolfsonian curator. Free for members and first-time participants // Join or RSVP by emailing bookclub@thewolf.fiu.edu.

MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour
Saturday, February 4, 9:30 a.m.
SE corner of 73 Street and Collins Avenue
www.mdpl.org
Want to learn more about Miami Modern architecture? The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with North Beach Development Corporation to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour. You?ll learn how to identify the many unique traits of MiMo architecture by visiting a number of different public and private buildings. Payment by cash or check ($25.00) will be taken at the start of the tour. MDPL members may participate at no charge.

EMANUELEE BEAN Reading/Performance of His Poetry
Friday FEBRUARY 10, 8:00 p.m.
THE BETSY CONSERVATORY, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
www.tigertail.org
Emanuelee Bean a performance poet, playwright and educator, based in Houston, Texas. Bean is known for his writing, performances and TED talks. He is a Texas Poet Laureate nominee. Bean ranked high in the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam and Group Piece Finals and the National Poetry Slam in 2014.

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, February 11, 11:00 a.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 second 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.

EMANUELEE BEAN Solo Performance of Converse: with Outspoken Bean
Saturday, FEBRUARY 11, 5:00 p.m.
THE MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
www.tigertail.org
Bean performs Converse, a funny, blunt performance where literal conversations happen between a scripted show about Bean's life growing up as a military brat, heartbreak, personal mistakes, and an obsession he has with talking to himself.

Discovering Design Free Family Day: Jungle Patterns
Saturday, February 11, 12:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Let?s explore the jungle! Discover the colors and patterns of wild animals through a story-time reading of Dahlov Ipcar?sThe Calico Jungle (1965), then craft a puppet of your favorite jungle animal with a local artist. For more information on free family days, please contact education@thewolf.fiu.edu. #WolfCubs @wolfsonian. Free for children and accompanying adults // RSVP here.

Friday Evening Guided Tours FREE
Weekly on Fridays, 6:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Learn more about The Wolfsonian collection and related art and design themes during a 45-minute, free guided tour of the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions.

Guided, Private and Self-Guided Tours of the Art Deco Historic District
Ongoing

Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Prices vary.