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SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: A HOLE IN THE HEAD FREE
Wednesday, January 7, 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 HOLE IN THE HEAD (1959) Directed by Frank Capra; with Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

WINTER SLEEP
Multiple Screenings January 9 - 22, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
From Turkish auteur director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Climates, Three Monkeys) comes his latest masterful film inspired by a variety of classic literary sources. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, the film is a massive accomplishment and an essential experience for cinephiles. Aydin, a former actor (Haluk Bilginer), runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal (Melisa Sözen) with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities... (In Turkish with English subtitles)

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: AUSTIN POWERS, INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY FREE
Wednesday, January 14, 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: AUSTIN POWERS, INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY (1997) Directed by Jay Roach; with Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

NATIONAL GALLERY
Multiple screenings January 17- 25, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Frederick Wiseman's NATIONAL GALLERY takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. NATIONAL GALLERY is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: BYE BYE BIRDIE FREE
Wednesday, January 21, 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: BYE BYE BIRDIE (1963) Directed by George Sidney; with Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Paul Lynde, Bobby Rydell, Maureen Stapleton. 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: ACE VENTURA, PET DETECTIVE FREE
Thursday, January 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: ACE VENTURA, PET DETECTIVE (1994) Directed by Tom Shadyac; with Jim Carrey, Courtney Cox, Sean Young. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

LI'L QUINQUIN
Multiple screenings January 23 - 29, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
French auteur Bruno Dumont, best known for uncompromising and austere dramas, proves with the comedy Li'l Quinquin that he is capable of shifting gears without conceding his signature style. This absurdist, metaphysical murder mystery opens with the discovery of human body parts stuffed inside a cow - a literal bete humaine - on the outskirts of the English Channel in northern France. The bumbling and mumbling Captain Van der Weyden (played by Bernard Pruvost) is assigned to investigate the crime, but he has to contend with a young prankster, the mischievous Quinquin (Alane Delhaye), as he proceeds to investigate the case. Dubbed an "epic farce" by the New York Film Festival, Li'l Quinquin has been compared to Twin Peaks and True Detective. But simply speaking, Li'l Quinquin is "a wonderfully weird and unexpectedly hilarious" (Scott Foundas, Variety) masterwork from one of the most important contemporary French directors. (In French with English subtitles)

"SCREEN DANCE" Presented by Tigertail
Friday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
ScreenDance Miami is a festival of dance on film and is in its 2nd year. It highlights choreographers, movers and filmmakers who are working with emerging and new concepts for dance on camera. Miami Beach Cinematheque's screenings will feature works by three distinguished guest artists: Marta Renzi (New York City), John Kirkscey (Memphis, TN) and Eva Perrota (New York City). The screenings will be followed by a discussion.

"Cinema Green" ANGEL AZUL
Tuesday, January 27, 9:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Through the hauntingly beautiful lure of Jason deCaire's Taylor's underwater, life-like statues we witness the birth of an artificial coral reef, learn how we are inextricably connected to the ocean and everything in it, and are left to consider how are choices will determine what we leave to future generations. Angel Azul explores the artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from statues he's cast from live models. When algae overtakes the reefs however, experts provide the facts about the perilous situation coral reefs currently face and solutions necessary to save them. Peter Coyote generously provides insightful narration that leaves viewers pondering our connection to this valuable and beautiful ecosystem.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES presented by CitiŽ: STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KAHN FREE
Wednesday, January 28, 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: STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KAHN (1982) Directed by Nicholas Meyer; with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei. The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series presented by CitiŽ encourages you to bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic! No glass please.

Death in Venice by Luchino Visconti FREE
Thursday, January 29, 8:00 p.m
Exostage @ Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.mbculture.com
Join PAXy to celebrate its first "Are you cinematic?" event. PAXy, with the support of Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs and Miami Beach Cultural Affairs, will present a critically acclaimed and Cannes award-winning film: "Death in Venice" by Luchino Visconti. Bring your blanket and have your picnic!

Heart of Humanity (1918) FREE
Friday, January 30, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Calling all classic film fans, history buffs, and American culture junkies for our three-part series of First World War era films. This first film in the series is the story of a loving family separated during the Great War staring Dorothy Phillips and Erich von Stroheim. Upcoming films include Wings (1927), Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919) and She Goes to War (1929).

The Imitation Game
January 2015
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of  'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
January 2015
O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71 Street
www.o-cinema.org
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

FESTIVALS

12th Annual Florida Jewish History Month
Kick-off Celebration Sunday, January 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
Join us for the first in a three-part series "Jewish Miami Beach: 100 Years of Histories, Families, and Businesses," with upcoming programs at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on February 26 and FIU's Miami Beach Urban Studios on March 24.  Enjoy a panel discussion with Miami Beach City Historian Seth Bramson and Dr. Abraham D. Lavender, FIU Professor of Sociology, about the incredible history of Jewish Miami Beach, including some inside stories about pioneer families and their contributions to our city and state. The audience will also be invited to share their own memories, past and present. As part of this free public celebration enjoy a complimentary slice of key lime pie, Florida's official state pie, provided by Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant!  

YoungArts WEEK
January 4-11, 2015
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
www.youngarts.org
YoungArts Week enables approximately 170 YoungArts Finalists in the visual, literary and performing arts to work with distinguished master teachers and mentors in their field. Each night these talented young artists will wow audiences through performances, film screenings, an art exhibition, writers' readings and a jazz combo performance. It's not to be missed!

2nd Annual Miami Beach Jazz Festival
Saturday, January 10, 2015
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.miamibeachjazz.com
We proudly announce the 2nd Annual Miami Beach Jazz Festival. Join us on January 10th 2015, at the state of the art, magnificent New World Center for the Arts in Miami Beach. This performing arts center is the ideal setting for our spectacular event, featuring some of the most talented jazz musicians, locally as well as from all over the globe! World class jazz at its finest in a South Florida setting capturing the essence of Miami Beach. 

18th Miami Jewish Film Festival
January 15 - 29, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue
Regal South Beach, 1120 Lincoln Road
www.MiamiJewishFilmFestival.org
The best of international cinema will return to Miami Beach bringing 74 films from 20 countries along with 50 filmmakers and special guests.  Please visit our website for the full lineup and for screening dates and times.

The 37th Annual Art Deco Weekend
January 16 - 18, 2015
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
www.artdecoweekend.com
Miami Beach Century: Art Deco Weekend 2015 celebrates 100 years of history, architecture and people! January 16-18 we take a step back in time and remember the last 100 years of Miami Beach. Join us for Fashion Shows, Lectures and Live Jazz throughout the weekend!

 

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


OTHER CULTURAL EVENTS

Museum Tours
Saturdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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, January 3, 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 building, exchange with our artists in their studios and view our current exhibitions.

Mondays at the Museum Series: A Tale of Two Exiles - Jews and Tibetans
Monday, January 5, 7:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
In 1959, the Dalai Lama and more than a hundred thousand Tibetans fled the Chinese conquest of their nation and took asylum in India. Their confrontation with life in exile demanded creative cultural and political responses. Tibetan leaders began examining Jewish experience in exile, and the Dalai Lama invited eight Jewish leaders and scholars to his palace to learn "the Jewish secret" for maintaining their culture in exile for 2,000 years, until they reclaimed their homeland, Israel. Distinguished Professor Nathan Katz, who was one of the eight Jews who tried to answer the Dalai Lama's question, explores and analyzes these two exiles. 

Jewish Food Walking Tour
Thursday, January 8, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 25, 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

Takeover Tour
Thursday, January 8, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Let Kathleen Hudspeth, founder of Turn-Based Press and printmaking professor at New World School of the Arts, show you her favorite things at The Wolfsonian. Co-led by Wolfsonian curator Jon Mogul. Tour is limited to 30 guests, please reserve spaces by emailing hecook@thewolf.fiu.edu.  Free with admission to the museum.

Book Club - In Parenthesis by David Jones (1937)
Friday, January 9, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
The Wolfsonian Book Club explores literary works whose subjects are relevant to current exhibitions and collection themes. To encourage membership, first-time participation is free. To join or to RSVP, contact bookclub@thewolf.fiu.edu. Free for members. 

Mondays at the Museum Series -Descendants of the Secret Jews of Iberia: Their Current Return to Judaism
Monday, January 12, 7:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
The Inquisition forced many Spanish and Portuguese Jews to become Catholics. Yet now, centuries later, many are returning to Judaism. This talk examines the reasons, as well as the problems they have met and the hopes they hold. Abe Lavender is a professor of sociology at FIU, and the author of seven books, over 50 academic articles, and numerous other scholarly publications. Most of his writings deal with ethnicity, Sephardim and Judaica. He is president of the Miami Beach Historical Association and the Phi Beta Kappa Association of South Florida.

Tuesdays with? Series
Tuesday, January 13, 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, 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 Myra Wexler, aka YO MOMMA. In recent years, Myra has become a pillar of the Miami art scene and the Wynwood Arts District. From her Musing with Myra Series of art chats to the original portraits created by local artists, everyone knows Myra!

When Should I Stop Laughing? Reflections on Jewish Humor
Sunday, January 18, 2:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
Ruth R. Wisse wraps up our Jewish Humor Series with insights from her most recent book, No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (Princeton University Press, 2013). Wisse is research professor of Yiddish literature and comparative literature at Harvard University. Before that she taught at McGill University, where the helped to found the Jewish Studies Department.

Artist Talk- Contemporary Connections: Mary Reid Kelly
Thursday, January 22, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Join Mary Reid Kelley for a special one-time screening of her WWI-inspired artworks Sadie, the Saddest Sadist (2009) and You Make Me Iliad (2010). Using skillful wordplay and a combination of live action and stop-motion animation, Kelley's videos explore the role of women during WWI along with issues of history and narrative. Free with admission to the museum.

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour
Saturday, January 24, 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.

Conversation: Departures/Arrivals II (1999-2014) FREE
Wednesday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
In 1999, Luciana Abait, Karina Chechik, Pablo Contrisciani, Daniel Fiorda and Carolina Sardi, five Argentinean artists who were participating at the ArtCenter/South Florida's residence program, organized the exhibition Departures/Arrivals at the Richard Shack Gallery. Although they did not know each other prior to arriving to Miami Beach, they shared a country of origin and the desire to grow, experiment, and evolve, as artists and as human beings. In 2014, the group decided to get together again for Departures/Arrivals II (1999-2014) rethinking their individual approaches to ideas of departure, arrival, destination, travel, and discovery.

Sketching in the Galleries FREE
Friday, January 30, 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. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

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.