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Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul premiered in 1950 and enjoyed a spectacular Broadway run of 269 performances as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Music. In a world still recoiling from World War II and coming to terms with the grim realities of the Cold War, its themes of suppression, governmental indifference, and despair found resonance around the world. The Consul takes place in an unnamed country where Magda Sorel is desperate to obtain visas to enable her family to emigrate and escape persecution. The endless waiting erodes what hope she clings to, until a tragic and shattering deed concludes both the opera and her terrible saga. Immediately following The Consul’s New York run, it was presented at Milan’s La Scala in an extraordinary nod to the importance of this new American opera. One of The Consul’s highlights is Magda’s aria, “To This We’ve Come,” which became an anthem for oppressed people everywhere. Times Read: 0

Meg Daly, guest tour guide, is the founder of Friends of the Underline – the group that champions the plan to redevelop and enhance the M-Path – the bikeway that runs beneath the Metrorail from Brickell to Dadeland. View the educational exhibit about the project’s vision and progress then ride The Underline and discuss the future (and very exciting) plan. Join us for fun, educational bicycle tours through The City Beautiful every 3rd Sunday of every month. Each tour offers a different theme and route! Gables Bike Tours are presented by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables. Gables Bike Tours are powered by Voss Water and Pardo’s Chicken. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum. $10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12.Space is limited. Please RSVP to 305-603-8067. Times Read: 0

The Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation and Gables Cinema present Film Goes Classical: A 2 Piano Celebration of Movie Music featuring the duo Stephanie and Saar at the Gables Cinema on Sunday, May 17 starting with brunch at 12:00 pm. This special live concert event features classical music arranged for two pianos from prominent composers Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia. The New York Times has praised Duo Stephanie and Saar’s “beautifully understated performances.” The event kicks off with brunch on the Perrin Plaza with food from Divino Ceviche and drinks from Bacardi. Tickets to this one time only event are $75 at the Patron level and $150 at the Benefactor level. Times Read: 0

The South Beach Chamber Ensemble will dazzle the audience with Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60 (1875) and Fauré Piano Quartet #2 in G minor, Op.45 (1886). Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) was a German composer, but spent most of his professional life in Vienna. Brahms is often considered both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Baroque and Classical masters. Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his best-known works are his Pavane, Requiem, nocturnes for piano, and the songs “Après un rêve” and “Clair de lune”. Although his best-known and most accessible compositions are generally his earlier ones, Fauré composed many of his greatest works in his later years, in a harmonically and melodically much more complex style.   Times Read: 0

The Idea Center at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Pioneers @ MDC lecture series presents Felix W. Ortiz III, founder, chairman and CEO of Veridis Learning, an education technology company that builds and matches talent and employees. His presentation will take place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at The Idea Center at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. This event is free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved in advance. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ortiz started several companies, including Visionary Trade & Expert, which he founded at age 20. After several multi-million-dollar deals through this venture, he turned his sights toward helping others. Veridis combines workforce education and human capital solutions for the middle-skill workforce. Ortiz has also served his country in the U.S. Army    The Idea Center @ MDC, an entrepreneurship hub that serves as a co-curricular engine of innovation and idea development for all MDC students across all disciplines, includes a venture incubator called CREATE to nurture and turn suitable student business projects into a reality. It is housed at the downtown Wolfson Campus but with college-wide programs. Pioneers @ MDC has previously presented Juan Diego Calle, founder of CO Internet SAS, George […]

Welcome to the 2nd Annual NAF Mega Student Industry Conference of Miami Dade County Public Schools NAF Academies of Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism. The conference creates pathways to success for students through insightful sessions and internship interviews directly with industry professionals.   Mary Spio, author of It’s Not Rocket Science: 7 Game-Changing Traits for Uncommon Success is best known for creating and holding patents on the technology used to digitally release feature films over satellite and for demographically targeted distribution of cinema content (alternate endings). The technology was commercialized via Boeing Digital Cinema and Lucas Films. Today the technology is widely used as an accepted, cost saving, modern alternative for scores of major films. Mary is the founder of Next Galaxy Corp a leading content and technology solutions company creator of CEEKARS – the first 4D audio headphones for virtual reality and CEEK – a fully immersive social platform for accessing virtual reality experiences. Spio’s companies have created content and or technology for global titans including Microsoft XBOX, Coca Cola Company, Tribune News Company (Parent of LA Times, Chicago Times etc.), Emmis Communications, Billboard Awards, Lincoln-Ford and scores of iconic celebrities, retailers, radio station groups […]

We expect a good “tern” out of our members and their bird loving friends to enjoy a brown bag lunch at HistoryMiami. Discover more about our Audubon exhibition and birding from our resident expert, Rebecca Smith. Bring your brown bag lunch and curiosity. HistoryMiami will supply the drinks. Times Read: 0

Hear electro boogie, jazz funk band Psychic Mirrors perform live. Enjoy happy hour drink and food specials, art-making and gallery scavenger hunts for prizes. Also view artist Shana Lutker’s new work, Again Against, A Foot, A Back, A Wall. PAMM partners with Poplife, masterminds behind Miami’s famously sought-after and sold-out independent acts, to host PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social, every third Thursday of the month through September, 6-10pm. Join the PAMM Contemporaries and get exclusive access to their lounge and enjoy complimentary cocktails. Times Read: 0

Inspired by the work of Iman Issa, which takes familiar forms out of context to create visual conversations, Patricia S. Gutierrez will guide participants through this collaborative workshop using mixed-media, vintage and personal items. After discussing Issa’s work, participants will select images and objects and reinterpret these pieces by deriving their own unique artwork and collaborating with others to create a shared narrative. Participants should bring 1-2 familiar items Times Read: 0

The very first Marxist extravaganza also features unflappable Margaret Dumont in her first of seven film assaults by Groucho. The maiden comedy is based on a play by George S. Kaufman concerning the Florida land boom of the 1920s that is replete with unsuspecting victims about to be fleeced by a host of con artists. Business as usual in the Sunshine State. Morrie Ryskind is credited with the first of four screenplay adaptions for the Brothers. And co-director Robert Florey came up with the Harpo stunts of drinking from an inkwell (actually Coca-Cola) and nibbling the telephone mouthpiece (actually chocolate). The critic for New Yorker was spot-on when he wrote: “To the Marxes belongs the success of the show, and their peculiar talents seem, surprisingly enough, more manifest on the screen than on the stage.” Amen. Times Read: 0

Shot in the middle of nowhere in the Tennessee woods, the auspicious classic horror flick The Evil Dead secured young Director Sam Raimi’s cult status as a creative force to be reckoned with. The Secret Celluloid Society presents the classic American low budget horror film The Evil Dead in 35mm at the Gables Cinema as part of our After Hours series. Five friends (Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker and Sarah York) vacation to an isolated cabin in the woods where they unknowingly release an evil force that turns its victims into heartless monsters. The Evil Dead combines just the right amount of gore and black humor, creating a shining cult favorite among the horror genre. “Unquestionably it’s an instant classic, probably the grisliest well-made movie ever.” Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times. Times Read: 0

The MIAMI MAN TRIATHLON is South Florida’s longest running Half Iron Distance Triathlon and among the largest independent Half Irons in the world. MultiRace is proud to announce our crown jewel event, the Miami Man Speedway presented by Florastor. This event will be everything that you’ve come to expect at the award winning Miami Man Triathlon at the Zoo and MORE! Welcome to the 2nd Annual Mack Cycle Miami Man Speedway Edition Presented by Florastor. This Half Iron and International Triathlon/Duathlon will take place on Memorial Day Weekend. Everything about this race and venue (parking, restrooms, lighting, expo area, packet pickup area, concessions, spectator friendliness, bike course, super clean lake, run course) is absolutely top notch! HALF IRON TRIATHLON: Swim 1.2 mi | Bike 56 mi | Run 13.1 mi ($375 / $500) INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON: Swim .6 mi | Bike 29 mi | Run 6.6 mi ($225 / $350) HALF IRON DUATHLON: Run 1 mi | Bike 56 mi | Run 13.1 mi ($375 / $450) Times Read: 0