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SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: The Wiz FREE
Wednesday, February 4, 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 WIZ (1978) Directed by Sidney Lumet; with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey  Russell, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
Multiple screenings through February 5, 2015
O Cinema, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
A Most Violent Year takes place in 1981, which, according to statistical data, is said to be the most violent year in the New York City's history. This period for New York was rife with tumult and financial upheaval; it was just six years earlier that Manhattan defaulted on its loans and inspired the legendary New York Post headline after then President Ford refused a Federal bailout: "Ford to NYC: Drop Dead." The violence in Chandor's newest work reflects not only the physical threat contained in Manhattan but the relationship dangers faced by a young married couple Abel (Oscar Isaac) and Anna (Jessica Chastain), as both are forced to confront the shifting tides of violence as it relates to them and to the world outside their doors-especially after Abel's own connection to inflicting pain become evident.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: Notorious FREE
Thursday, February 5, 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: NOTORIOUS (1946) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; with Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

WHIPLASH
Multiple screenings February 6 - 12, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Andrew Neiman is a 19-year-old jazz drummer, dreaming of greatness but unsure if his dream will ever come true. Haunted by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew is determined to rise to the top of the country's most elite music conservatory. One night, Terence Fletcher, a conductor equally known for his talent for teaching as he is for the terrifying method of his instruction, discovers Andrew practicing the drums. Even though Fletcher says very little to him that night, he ignites in Andrew a passion to achieve his goal. To Andrew's surprise, the next day, Fletcher requests that he be transferred into his band. This single act changes the young man's life forever.

Mr. Turner
Multiple screenings February 6 - 12, 2015
O Cinema, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: Guardians of the Galaxy FREE
Wednesday, February 11, 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: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) Directed by James Gunn; Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: Miami Rhapsody FREE
Thursday, February 12, 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: MIAMI RHAPSODY (1995) Directed by David Frankel; with Sarah Jessica Parker, Mia Farrow, Antonio Banderas, Naomi Campbell, Jeremy Piven *** The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

MOMMY
Multiple screenings February 13 - 22, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
A widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their impetuous and unpredictable ménage, the new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers needed support. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained. (In French with English subtitles).

Film Premiere: Is There Room at the Inn? Muslims, Jews and the Holy Land
Sunday, February 15, 2:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
Film by Claudio Ruben. Is There Room at the Inn? is a one-hour documentary that challenges viewers' understandings of how the conflict in the Middle East can be solved. As the world community wrestles to find a political solution to the crisis, a group of cutting edge Jewish and Muslim scholars reveal what many people, including Jews and Muslims, don't know, and what some Jewish and Muslim leaders don't want others to know. Free for JMOF-FIU Members or with Museum Admission. RSVP: info@jewishmuseum.com.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: A Hard Day's Night FREE
Wednesday, February 18, 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: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964) Directed by Richard Lester; with the Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr). The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

One Survivor Remembers: the Gerda Weissman Klein Story FREE
Wednesday, February 25, 2:00 p.m.
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue
www.holocaustmmb.org
Gerda Weissman Klein survived six years of Nazi rule including a 350-mile death march, weighing only 68 pounds on the day of her liberation. Her inspiring story of survival is one of courage and perseverance. Post-film discussion and panel with Holocaust survivors Joe Sachs and Fred Mulbauer, moderated by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Chairperson of Holocaust Education Committee.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: Interstellar FREE
Wednesday, February 25, 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: INTERSTELLAR (2014) Directed by Christopher Nolan; with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane FREE
Thursday, February 26, 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: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE (1962) Directed by Robert Aldrich; with Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

Wings (1927)
Friday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
The second film in our WWI film series won the very first Academy Award for Best Picture in 1927. Chief Librarian Frank Luca will introduce this romantic action-war picture in which two young men, one rich and one middle class, both become fighter pilots and fall in love with the same woman played by Clara Bow, the original "it girl" and leading sex symbol of the roaring twenties. Presented with support from the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

HUMAN CAPITAL
Multiple screenings February 27 - 28, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. (In Italian with English subtitles).

FESTIVALS

XIII Subtropics Festival
February 18 - March 8, 2015
www.subtropics.org
South Florida Composers Alliance is proud to present the 23rd edition of its Subtropics Experimental Biennial of Music and the Sound Arts under the artistic direction of Gustavo Matamoros. The 2015 Biennial opens February 18 with the world premiere of Frozen Music's bio-sonic installation SoundSpace at the New World Center's SoundScape Park; the exhibition Silent and Interactive Music by Alba Triana at Artcenter's 924 Projects Space; the premiere of a new Listening Gallery installation called FLUTE in collaboration with flutist Robert Dick, and a concert by the stellar pianist Amy Williams with the Amernet String Quartet in collaboration with FIU's New Music Miami at Miami Beach Urban Studios. Other highlights of the biennial include performances by experimental music composer pioneers such as John Bischoff, LaDonna Smith, and Fast Forward; free jazz pioneer Abbey Rader and his quartet, plus performances by new music specialists Thomas Bucker (a tribute to Robert Ashley), the Bugallo-Williams Duo, and cellist Charles Curtis.

Food Truck & Music Festival FREE
Wednesday, February 25, 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 North Beach area welcoming the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest!


OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS

MAH JONGG at The Wolfsonian with Ann Israel
Sunday, February 1, 2:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Join Ann Israel, author of MAH JONGG The Art of the Game, for a discussion about Mahjong and its storied history, along with a presentation on vintage Mahjong tiles and sets. The presentation will conclude with game instruction and play time in The Wolfsonian Café. Ann Israel grew up in Detroit and now lives in New York City.  She is an attorney search consultant and has been writing Advice for the Lawlorn, a weekly syndicated column for attorneys published by American Law Media, since 1994.

Tuesdays With...Series: Panel Discussion with Florida Jewish Art Collectors
Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
In conjunction with the exhibition, The Chosen: Selected Works from Florida Jewish Art Collectors, JMOF-FIU presents this series to spotlight contemporary movers and shakers in the Miami art community, featuring diverse art collectors, gallerists and writers. This particular evening features collectors from the exhibition, Alan Kluger and Denise Gerson. After the presentation, guests are invited to enjoy wine and light bites and tour the exhibition. Free for JMOF-FIU Members; $5 Non-Members.

Papier-mache with DiVitto Kelly FREE
Tuesday, February 3, 4:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street
305.535.4219 www.mdpls.org
Ages 5-12 years. Call to register due to limited space.

Jewish Food Walking Tour
Thursday, February 5, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, February 15, 11:00 a.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
This series has been so popular, we have extended it! Inspired by our "Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish" exhibition, we are proud to host a Jewish Food Walking Tour... Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, and taste samples of foods from Jewish restaurants. This Walking Food Tour is a fun adventure for locals and visitors alike - and your taste buds will thank you! Cost: Museum members $36; Non-members $46 (includes museum admission and exhibition tour).  RSVP: 786-972-3175 or info@jewishmuseum.com.

BOOK CLUB: A Farewell to Arms (1929) by Ernest Hemingway
Friday, February 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
A Farewell to Arms (1929) is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his love for a stunning English nurse. To join or to RSVP, contact bookclub@thewolf.fiu.edu. Free for members.

Speak Out: Andrea Assaf FREE
Friday, February 6, 8:00 p.m.
The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive
305.324.4337 www.tigertail.org 
SpeakOut, a LGBTQ teen spoken word project, includes workshops in public high schools, slams and performances, and artist residencies. Andrea Assaf is a nationally recognized writer, performer, director & cultural organizer.

Family Day - Discovering Design: Aviation FREE
Saturday, February 7, 1:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Join us for Discovering Design, free family days featuring local artists leading hands-on art making workshops, family-friendly gallery guides, and other fun activities. Discovering Design is generously supported by The Batchelor Foundation, Carnival Foundation, The Garner Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Wells Fargo. Free for children under 12 and accompanying adults.

Museum Tours
Saturdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 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, February 7, 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. February's Studio Crawl will feature a special performance by UOM as a multidisciplinary project with emphasis in non-traditional instruments and performance.

Lecture by Stuart Cohen
Sunday, February 8, 2:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
For almost two millennia after the destruction of the second temple in 70 ce, Jews abjured all association with matters military. Moreover, unlike other religions, Judaism allotted no place whatsoever to warfare in its theology. Ever since the dawn of the twentieth century, however, both situations have been revolutionized. Large numbers of Jews attained military experience. More significantly, much of recent rabbinic writing - especially (but not exclusively in Israel) - re-emphasizes Biblical depictions of the Almighty's role as a warrior. This lecture examines those developments and analyses their possible implications. Free for JMOF-FIU Members or with Museum Admission. RSVP: info@jewishmuseum.com.

Aspects of  Music, Poetry & Dance of La Convivencia FREE
Monday, February 9, 9:30 a.m.
The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive
www.artsatstjohns.com
Free Breakfast & Talk. Speakers: Joe Zeytoonian (musician-composer) and Myriam Eli (dancer-percussionist) from Harmonic Motion, an organization that presents folkloric & ethnic idioms and cross-cultural & improvisational projects.  ASJ's "Convivencia Miami" celebrates the medieval LA CONVIVENCIA period in Iberia (Spain/Portugal) when Muslims, Christians and Jews lived, created and worked together in relative harmony. Reservations required: artsandculture@thebetsyhotel.com

Mondays at the Museum Series
Monday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
Lecture by Ronnie Perelis on The New World Adventures of Luis de Carvajal -Mexican Crypto-Jew and Mystical Searcher.

Takeover Tour with Nina Johnson-Milewski
Thursday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Let Nina Johnson-Milewski show you her favorite things at The Wolfsonian. Co-led by Wolfsonian curator Matthew Abess, this 45-minute tour will focus on a discussion of several objects of Nina's choice. Nina will bring her unique point of view and expertise to the conversation in order to offer new insights and unexpected connections between The Wolfsonian collection and a variety of disciplines, world views, and aspects of contemporary culture. Nina Johnson-Milewski is the director and founder of Gallery Diet, the founder and publisher of the Miami Rail, as well as NJM Curatorial Advisory, a full service curatorial advisory company which consults on corporate, private, and civic acquisitions. Free with museum admission. Space is limited; RSVP by emailing hecook@thewolf.fiu.edu.

Mondays at the Museum Series
Monday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
Lecture by Tova Cohen on "Voice of a Hebrew Maiden": Discovering the neglected women of the 19th century Hebrew revival.

Dazzle Painting Talk and Workshop: Michelle Weinberg
Thursday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Miami-based artist Michelle Weinberg will explain her artistic process and the art of dazzle painting during World War I, then lead a hands-on workshop for visitors to create their own dazzle designs. Presented with support from the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Free with museum admission.

LECTURE: Before Miami Beach: The Saga of Pioneers on a Spit of Wilderness FREE 
Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive
www.mdpl.org
Lecture by Arva Moore Parks.  

In Defiance of Hitler: The Secret Mission of Varian Fry FREE
Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue
www.holocaustmmb.org
American journalist Varian Fry was sent to Vichy, France, in 1940 by the Emergency Rescue Committee, a private American relief organization. During his 13 months there, he ran a clandestine escape network which succeeded in rescuing 4,000 prominent Jews and non-Jews. He is one of only three Americans to be awarded Yad Vashem's Righteous Among the Nations honor. Carla McClafferty is a freelance writer and speaker. She is the author of In Defiance of Hitler: The Secret Mission of Varian Fry, as well as other non-fiction books about historical figures.

Building Miami Beach: The Impact of Holocaust Survivors FREE
Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue
www.holocaustmmb.org
The history of Miami Beach wouldn't be the same without the contributions of the Holocaust survivors who came here after World War II to rebuild their lives. Their impact on the landscape, culture and prosperity of Miami Beach cannot be underestimated, including the behind-the-scenes stories of the creation of the Holocaust Memorial. Panel discussion led by Rabbi Solomon Schiff Rabbi Schiff is Immediate Past Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach. This program is part of the 100 years of Miami Beach Celebration.

WordSpeak: George Yamazawa, Spoken Word Poet FREE
Friday, February 27, 8:00 p.m.
The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive
305.324.4337 www.tigertail.org 
WordSpeak includes workshops, slams and performances, and a week-long residency by George Yamazawa, a nationally-respected poet, novelist and hip-hop artist. George will conduct workshops in area high schools during his residency.

Sketching in the Galleries
Friday, February 27, 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.

Art Making with Carolina Cueva FREE
Saturday, February 28, 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, February 28, 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.

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.