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The Holy Mountain: On 35mm
Saturday, January 14, 11:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
The Alchemist (Alejandro Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent planets in the solar system. The occult adept s intention is to put the recruits though strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island where they ascend The Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe. The big budget follow-up to Alejandro Jodorowsky's EL TOPO, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN premiered at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, causing riots to break out in response to Jodorowsky s flood of sacrilegious imagery, existential symbolism and spiritual quest for entitlement pitting illusion against truth.

Back to The Future Part II: On 35mm
Saturday, January 21, 11:30 p.m.
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
ww.o-cinema.org
Things have barely settled from the excitement and resolve of the original BACK TO THE FUTURE, when in pops that crazy inventor Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) with news that in order to prevent a series of events that could ruin the McFly name for posterity, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and his girlfriend are whisked into the future to the year 2015, where Marty must tangle with a teen rogue named Griff, who’s obviously the descendant of Biff, the first Future film’s bully. 

La La Land
OPENS 1/27
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
An ambitious jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom, in this dazzlingly stylized homage to the classic Hollywood musical from WHIPLASH director Damien Chazelle.


FESTIVALS

National YoungArts Week
January 9 - 13, 2017
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nfaa.org
During National YoungArts Week, approximately 160 YoungArts Winners in the visual, literary, performing and design arts take part in a week-long intensive and work with masters in their field. These talented young artists present their work through public performances and exhibitions at the YoungArts Campus and New World Center.

Miami Jewish Film Festival
January 12 - 26, 2017
Miami Beach SoundScape at New World Center, 500 17 Street
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Regal Cinemas South Beach, 1120 Lincoln Road
Temple Beth Sholom, 4144 Chase Avenue
www.miamijewishfilmfestival.org
Celebrate the unexpected at the 20th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) with an exciting showcase of films, including Academy Award entries and World, North American, and Florida Premieres. MJFF is the largest Jewish cultural event in Florida, and the third largest Jewish film festival in the world.

Art Deco Weekend FREE
January 13 - 15, 2017
www.artdecoweekend.com
A community festival presented by the Miami Design Preservation League, celebrating architecture, preservation, education, history, advocacy, art, culture and entertainment. Art Deco Weekend welcomes over 150,000 people to Ocean Drive in Miami Beach and hosts over 85 events including Live Music, Classic Car Show, Deco Dance, Fashion Show, Outdoor Film Series, Street Fair, Kids Club and Viernes Culturales at Art Deco Weekend.

ScreenDance Miami
January 19 - 21, 2017
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
www.tigertail.org
ScreenDance Miami
 is an annual festival produced by Tigertail, taking place this year from January 19-21, 2017.  The festival supports professionals who work with dance created for the camera. National, international and Miami-based choreographers and filmmakers will be showcased at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami-Dade College and the Miami Beach Cinematheque. A program of eight short film will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Friday, January 20, at 7pm. Admission is $11, and the program runs just over an hour. Miami Beach Cinematheque is located at 1130 Washington Ave. A discussion will follow.

Food Truck Music Fest: Bachaco FREE
Wednesday, January 25, 6:00 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.northbeachbandshell.com
Dinner at a show! Enjoy the monthly Food Truck night along Ocean Terrace - a great assortment of dining options from all your favorite food trucks. Yoga! Front Yard Theater Collective! This month is a special treat - the Tallawah Mento Band in concert. Mento is a Jamaican folk music that pre-dates the 1900's, and peaked in popularity in the 1920s and 30s. It comes from Jamaican slave culture, when the plantation owners would organize small ensembles to entertain their guests at parties. The plantation owners were English and Irish, and the music was based on popular ballroom dance styles of the day like the quadrille.  After slave days, the bands continued to play together, and their sound became more influenced by African elements.  In mento, one hears the original signature element that lives on in reggae, ska and dub - the missing 'implied' 3rd beat in a 4/4 rhythm with an accent on the 4th beat.

Taste of the Garden
Friday, January 27, 5:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
www.mbgarden.org
One of South Florida's most exciting culinary experiences returns to Miami Beach Botanical Garden as premier chefs and restaurants crate a magical outdoor dining experience on the Great Lawn. Choose from an array of fine wines, creative cocktails and refreshing brews while enjoying live entertainment and a silent auction. Taste of the Garden is presented by the Miami Beach Garden Conservancy and the Miami Beach Garden Club. This exclusive evening is limited to 300 guests, making this one of the most intimate culinary gathering in Miami. Mix and mingle as you sample from some of best restaurants on the scene while supporting Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Historic Miami Beach Garden Club.


OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS

Open Mic
Tuesday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
carta.fiu.edu
The Open Mic series is intended to provide a forum for self-expression to members of our community, to foster and nurture empowerment and self-esteem. Occurring monthly in the Main Gallery, this is a safe zone for expression and sharing. You can pre-register to perform - anything you'd like at the mic, be it Spoke Word/Poetry, Rap, Prose, Narrative, Monolog, Comedy, Song, Dance or other, all are welcome, encouraged, accepted and safe here. Please email Liane Sippin, Lsippin@fiu.edu. Please come, join and support. Your presence is appreciated and honored, and genuinely lifts the spirit of our community.

MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour
Saturday, January 2, 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.

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, January 9, 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.

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.