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Upcoming Events > Community Events

April 2014

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2014

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2014

April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
12 PM - 7 PM

Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center

711 N.W. 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33126

 The world’s largest gathering of rum producers, experts and enthusiasts takes place this weekend, April 25-27 at the Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center.

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FIU School of Music Presents Grammy Winner Ignacio Berroa In An Evening of Afro-Cuban Jazz & Beyond

FIU School of Music Presents Grammy Winner Ignacio Berroa In An Evening of Afro-Cuban Jazz & Beyond

April 25, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

10910 SW 17 Street

Miami, FL 33199

 

The influence of Afro- Cuban music goes beyond geographical borders and has left an undeniable mark on Jazz, America’s original art form.  Latin Jazz is considered by many to be a heterogeneous mixture of Latin rhythms. However, few people are completely aware of how the beats of Afro-Cuban music evolved and became central to Jazz music. Grammy Award-winning artist Ignacio Berroa is one of the greatest exponents of this fertile combination, the only drummer in the history of American music that has traversed the world of Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jazz drumming, creating a unique synthesis of both styles. Concert proceeds benefit the Israel “Cachao” Fund. Generously sponsored by WDNA, the Cuban Research Institute, and the Cuban –American Student Organization at FIU.

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Siempre Flamenco: FlamenJazzJam

Siempre Flamenco: FlamenJazzJam

April 26, 2014
8 PM

Deauville Beach Jazz Club

6701 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33141

The heat and passion of flamenco and the cool licks of jazz make this an unforgettable performancethat will thrill the senses. Featuring musicians Paco Fonta guitar Brian Potts vibes Augustin Conti bass Randy Singer harmonica and dancers Celia Fonta, Paoloa Escobar.

 

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AIDS Walk Miami

AIDS Walk Miami

April 27, 2014
8 AM

Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Join the 26th Annual AIDS Walk Miami fundraiser, a 5K (3.1 mile) walk-a-thon benefiting Care Resource, a 501[c](3) non-profit, multi-cultural, community based AIDS service organization providing Primary Medical Care, Dental, Psychosocial, Case Management, Outreach and Prevention, Food Bank, Home Delivered Meals and Nutritional counseling and education to over 15,000 residents living in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who are either affected or infected with HIV/AIDS.

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International Jazz Day Concert

International Jazz Day Concert

April 30, 2014
7:30 PM

Collins Park 
2100 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Miami Beach, FL 33139

Celebrate International Jazz Day with a free concert in Collins Park on Miami Beach. Featuring multiple Grammy-winning drummer Will Calhoun, with Marc Cary on piano and Charnett Moffett on bass. The show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. with Miami's own Araya-Orta Quartet; hosted by Michael Valentine of WDNA and presented by the City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks. 

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May 2014

FIU Frost Art Museum Philippe Dodard:Tradition

FIU Frost Art Museum Philippe Dodard:Tradition

May 07, 2014 - June 29, 2014

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

10975 SW 17 Street

Miami, FL 33199

Dodard's work is unique and powerful, expressive and bold, and his use of ink, paint and metal is celebrated throughout Haiti's artistic community. While his Haitian influences are clearly evident, Dodard has stretched tradition and, in doing so, created a fresh Haitian sophistication that is uniquely his own, the very definition of "independence."

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Actors’ Playhouse: Scott and Hem

Actors' Playhouse: Scott and Hem

May 14, 2014 - June 08, 2014

Actors' Playhouse

Balcony Theatre  

280 Miracle Mile

Coral Gables, FL 33134

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway wrestle with the sparks of art and the perils of creativity. This combative new play is set in 1937 Hollywood, at the infamous Garden of Allah, celebrity filled apartment complex. Fueled by friendship and rivalry, these two literary heavyweights reunite for one final night, in this smart and powerful new drama exploring the cost of love, friendship and the personal and professional price of being a writer.

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A Talk by Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani

A Talk by Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani

May 18, 2014
6 PM - 7:15 PM

Hyatt Regency Miami 
400 SE 2nd Avenue                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Miami, FL 33131

A writer and orator of international repute, Dada J.P. Vaswani is an inspiration to many around the world, helping them to unlock their latent power to achieve their goals and live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. All are cordially invited to attend free admission and free valet parking.     

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