Season of the ArtsNew season features film, literature, visual arts, dance, theater, multimedia and more

stage performance of medea

Affirming its role as a cultural engine for the entire region, Miami Dade College once again presents the community with a remarkable season of the arts that features an impressive array of talent expressed in diverse forms. Artist from around the world as well as from our own backyard, are set to stimulate and delight audiences with their creative perspectives in areas such as film, literature, visual arts, dance, music, theater, multimedia and more.

35th Miami Book Fair at MDC

November 11 – 18, 2018

MDC Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave.
Miami, Fl.   33132

www.miamibookfair.com

The Miami Book Fair, a flagship cultural program of Miami Dade College (MDC) and the nation’s largest literary gathering, will celebrate its 35th anniversary Nov. 11 – 18, 2018, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

Miami Book Fair will feature more than 500 celebrated authors from the U.S. and around the world reading from new works and participating in discussions on myriad topics. Recognized as one of the most inclusive events in South Florida, and the best book festival in the country, the Fair convenes more than 150,000 people over the course of eight days.

The lively Street Fair during the closing weekend, Nov. 16 – 18, complements the author programs with hundreds of bookseller and publisher booths; Children’s Alley, a pop-up children’s learning activities village boasting a live performance stage; Kitchen Stadium, an outdoor pavilion equipped with a professional kitchen featuring culinary discussions and cooking demos by top chefs;  and The Porch, the ultimate urban community hangout, complete with a beer bar, comfy outdoor seating stacked with board games, and a stage for live music and interdisciplinary performance.

Miami’s location makes it the perfect place to celebrate the literary and intellectual life of Ibero-America and the Caribbean.  The IberoAmerican Authors and ReadCaribbean programs of the Fair provide a platform for writers from those regions to highlight the vibrant culture and diverse topics in their native languages.

Students in K-12 will enjoy special author presentations and workshops at the Fair and in their schools as part of the Generation Genius program, and college students will meet with selected authors for in-depth discussions on specific subjects as part of the Fair’s Classroom Collaborations program.

For Miami Book Fair information, please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528 or email wbookfair@mdc.edu.

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Miami Book Fair – Writing Classes / Author Events    

Lip Service Presents a Night of True Stories, Out Loud

Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m.

The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse
404 N.W. 26th St.
Miami, Fl. 33127

Tickets: $20

True Stories, Out Loud is the smartest, hottest, and most honest storytelling event in South Florida. Lip Service features eight true stories presented before a live audience. This show’s theme will be “Craving with Consequences.” The stories are hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant, embarrassing, inspiring—and all true! Though Lip Service stories are edited and rehearsed, the setting and the live audience guarantee a spontaneous night like no other. Please note: Lip Service stories and language may not be appropriate for children.

Finish Your Novel the TV Way! With Anjanette Delgado  

Instructor: Anjanette Delgado  

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 15 – 16, 2018, Noon – 5 p.m.

MDC Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33132

Registration $ 75

Using techniques of television series head writers or show runners who must create entire worlds from top to bottom under strict ($$$) deadline pressure, this course will teach you how to organize it all, how to know what to keep and what to toss, and how to keep your inspiration level high throughout the long-form story process.

Markus Zusak: Bridge of Clay

Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

MDC Wolfson Campus, Auditorium (Building 1, Second floor)
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33132

Tickets: $26

An unforgettable and sweeping family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF, lauded by the New York Times as “the kind of book that can be life changing.” The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome? Written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, BRIDGE OF CLAY is signature Zusak.

Tickets required for admission Your ticket purchase entitles you entry for two (2) guests to this event + a signed copy of the book. Books to be claimed that evening upon entrance to the event.

Writing the Middle-Grade Novel with Ruth Behar   

Instructor: Ruth Behar   

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 20 – 21, 1 – 4 p.m.

MDC Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33132

Registration $ 60

There has been a boom in writing about characters between the ages of nine and twelve, which has led to innovative and even monumental works, including Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming. While the genre offers many possibilities for writers, it also requires very particular skills in creating characters, setting, dialogue, conflict, and resolution. This workshop will examine the different components of the genre in published work and through in-class writing exercises and student-submitted work. Whether you are contemplating writing a middle-grade novel or already have a manuscript draft, this workshop can help you find inspiration and gain tools to strengthen your voice, craft and literary style.


36th Miami Film Festival at MDC

March 1 – 10, 2019 

Various locations

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The Miami Film Festival, now in its 36th year, will take place March 1-10th, 2019. Advance Passes & Packages are offered at a discounted rate that’s up to 20% off the regular price. They are available in limited quantity will go on sale for a limited time only in October 2018. A full list of venues, films, events, and ticket information will be available on the website in early 2019.

The Miami Film Festival kicks off with the Opening Night Film & Party on Friday, March 1, at the historic Olympia Theater in downtown Miami, with stars walking the red carpet. The party following the opening night film will be an elegant and wild evening, with a fabulous array of culinary delights and spirits.

The closing night Awards Night Film + Party on Saturday, March 9, will celebrate the festival’s big winners as they receive prestigious Grand Jury Awards and more, followed by the Awards Night film and party featuring entertainment, culinary treats, and spirits.

Marquee Series Films: Film screenings accompanied by on-stage conversations with major film personalities discussing their career and sharing an exciting new work. Soiree Series: A memorable evening out, beginning with an inspiring and entertaining film, segueing into a fabulous party.

For more information, please visit www.MiamiFilmFestival.com, call 305-237-FILM (3456) / 1-844-565-6433, or e-mail info@miamifilmfestival.com.

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GEMS Festival

Oct. 11 – 14, 2018

Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, Fl. 33135

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The annual GEMS film event, presented by the Miami Film Festival, will take place Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 11 – 19, 2018, exclusively at MDC’s acclaimed Tower Theater, one of Miami’s pioneering cultural and historic landmarks.

GEMS will present an exclusive, specially curated program of new movies that will dominate award-season conversations, as well as international box office sensations and special discoveries.  Past editions of GEMS attracted media celebrity stars such as Don Francisco, Kate del Castillo, Guillermo Francella, Rodrigo Santoro and Juan Pablo Raba, and filmmakers such as Pablo Trapero, Trey Edward Shults, Marcos Carnevale, and Patricia Riggen. Participating films will be seen months in advance of their subsequent Oscar wins. Nominations included The Salesman, Toni Erdmann, BrooklynYouth, and Embrace of the Serpent. The complete program will be announced in September. All-Access Passes for GEMS are on sale.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call 305-237-FILM (3456), or visit www.miamifilmfestival.com/gems-2018.


MDC Live Arts 2018-19 Season

Dedicated to women, immigrants and innovators

www.mdclivearts.org

305-237-3010


Black Queen Project

Thursday & Friday, Sept 27 & 28, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Live Arts Lab, MDC Wolfson Campus Bldg 1
300 NE 2nd Ave. Miami FL 33132

Tickets: $10 each, or $25 for a LALA PASS (admission to all 3 Live Arts Lab Alliance programs)

A sonic meditation and surreal encounter between dark myth and true spirit. The medieval queen Barbora of Celje was an intelligent, powerful ruler whose life was rewritten by her enemies as a myth of evil, witchcraft and vampirism. A recent text by a Slovakian historian unveils how— without questioning—the myth was adopted and embellished. In a new collaboration, LALA artist Juraj Kojs and fellow composer/performers Jennifer Beattie and Adam Marks explore Barbora’s story. Uniting medieval melodies, contemporary poetry, real-time electronics and a voice-controlled interactive star ceiling—Black Queen creates moments of magic that reflect contemporary societal struggles. Goth attire welcome.  


Omar Souleyman

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 8 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Ave
Miami Beach FL 33141

Tickets: $30 advance, $35 door

A Syrian wedding singer turned international music sensation. Thanks to his wildly danceable repertoire of dabke and other Middle Eastern electronic folk-pop styles, Souleyman has become a fixture on the music festival circuit—even boasting collaborations with the likes of Bjork and performances for the United Nations. He combines songs of love and desire with driving techno beats performed on a synthesizer for a singular and irresistible sound, and in this concert, plays from his new album To Syria, With Love (out on Diplo’s label, Mad Decent)

“…the music here can compete against any kind of dance music being made right now, and succeed…” –Pitchfork


La Medea

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Oct 25 – 27, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave
Miami FL 33127

Tickets: $35

A Greek tragedy re-imagined as a Latin-disco variety show. Euripides’ myth of the wild foreign woman who vengefully murders her own children is shattered in this genre-bending musical. As a live simulcast and feature film that is directed, performed, shot and edited in real time, La Medea creates a high-stakes vulnerability for cast, crew and audiences alike. Performers and camera operators play the characters, while studio audiences act as the Greek chorus. The reality TV-dramatics reveal not a dangerous outsider—but an infinite woman that rejects the limited gaze imposed on her.

“A spectacle that upends any attempt to pin it down” -Broadway World


Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer
Friday & Saturday, Nov 9 &10, 2018 at 8 p.m. (additional shows TBA)

MDC Wolfson Campus, Live Arts Lab (Building 1, First floor)
300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami FL 33132

Tickets: $30

A legendary avant-gardist and New York’s undisputed queen of the underground, Penny Arcade’s performance roots stretch back to her days of working with Andy Warhol. Performance artist, writer, poet and experimental theatre-maker Penny Arcade is known for her magnetic stage presence, take-no-prisoners wit and content-rich plays and one-liners. Her willingness to speak truth to power at the expense of career concerns and her efforts to use performance as a transformative act have made her an international icon of artistic resistance. Longing Lasts Longer is a rock n’ roll blend of stand-up comedy and memoir—a fierce, visionary and ultimately hopeful critique of New York’s slide from the “city that never sleeps” to the “city that can’t wake up.”


Dov & Blasting Pixels

Thursday & Friday, Feb 7 & 8, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Live Arts Lab, MDC Wolfson Campus, Building 1
300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami FL 33132

Tickets: $10 each, or $25 for a LALA PASS (admission to all 3 Live Arts Lab Alliance programs)

boy holding ballA double bill of new multimedia/ theatre works by LALA artists—one exploring coming of age, the other, concept of memory. Dov is a collaborative, solo physical theater work directed by Pioneer Winter for Izzi LieberPerson, who will be performing for the first time. Dov explores Izzi’s transition from a twelve to thirteen-year old, using dance, monologue, and his prodigious basketball skills as soundscore. Through the eyes of a boy who is also becoming, the audience confronts their own childhood and the question of what it means to become and ‘end with a make’. Blending multi-channel projections of real-time feed and video loops with dance performance and live music, Claudio Marcotulli’s Blasting Pixels attempts to explore the concept of memory tied to a personal timeline. Extracted from a 20-year old collection of MiniDV tapes, digitalized memories interact with existential narratives in a theatrical setting. Collaborators include composer Jose Luis de la Paz, dancers Roxana Barba and Liony Garcia; and actor Jose Manuel Dominguez.


NIYAZ: The Fourth Light
Thursday, Feb 21, at 8 p.m.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura, FL 33180

Tickets: $30

An immersive tribute to the first female Sufi mystic and poet. Born in 8th century Iraq, Rabia Al Basri set forth the doctrines of Divine Love and non-duality that lie at the heart of today’s Sufi mysticism.  Though recognized as a saint, her role continues to be diminished in value because she was a woman. Persian electroacoustic duo Niyaz team up with renowned interactive design artist Jerome Delapierre to honor her. They combine live music and sacred dance performance with advanced technologies and responsive projection and body-mapping techniques for a seamless synthesis of sound, space, image and light. The real and the virtual merge—pulling the audience inside the art to share in a unique narrative and multi-sensory spiritual experience.


/peh-LO-tah/

Friday & Saturday, Mar 1 & 2, 2019, at 8 p.m.

MDC North Campus, Lehman Theater
11380 N.W. 27th Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33167

Tickets: $35

A futbol-framed freedom suite. ‘All the world’s a soccer pitch’ in this layered spectacular—which links the earth’s most democratic and popular sport to global economics, migration patterns and fan behavior. Award-winning poet/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph delivers urban folktales and piercing social commentary based on his childhood memories of playing the game, his experiences as an American immigrant, and his recent travels to World Cup cities.  With choreography that incorporates South African dance moves, capoeira, and techniques from the soccer field, music that ranges from spirituals to bossa nova to beat boxing, and a vibrant background of filmed imagery, shadow play and video projection, /peh-LO-tah/ is a winning tribute to the beautiful game.


MDC Live Arts & Miami Dade County Auditorium present

The Combat Hippies: Amal

Friday & Saturday, Mar 29 & 30, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Miami Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street
Miami FL 33135

Tickets: $25

Performers on stage

 

A spoken word theater piece drawing poignant parallels between veterans and refugees.

AMAL delves into the impact of war for both combatants and noncombatants as people of color, and shares experiences of veterans’ adjustment to life after war, as well as those of refugees and asylum seekers from war-torn countries. The piece also explores the search for meaning, purpose, and identity through enlisting in the military, specifically focusing on Puerto Rico’s cultural and military heritage. Written and performed by Combat Hippies, military veterans who have turned to the arts to heal and inspire; developed and directed by Teo Castellanos; with original music production by Brimstone127.


Laborers / The Stage Show / Cosquillas

Thursday & Friday, May 9 & 10, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Live Arts Lab, MDC Wolfson Campus, Building 1
300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami FL 33132

Tickets: $10 each, or $25 for a LALA PASS (admission to all 3 Live Arts Lab Alliance programs)

Man dressed as woman sitting on stage in a cornerA trio of dance-focused LALA artists reveal new works about childbirth, artist audience interaction, and glamour respectively.
Ana Mendez’s Laborers is the performance of a wordless play that embodies the chaotic state of childbirth and motherhood, featuring live on-stage scoring and a surreal look behind the theater curtains, which serve as the figurative veils of realities.

A new work by choreographer Adele Myers, The Stage Show employs robust physicality, personal theatricality, and a sense of humor to navigate the mercurial chemistry between performers and their audience. Created specifically for an intimate theater in the round, Myers’ signature style of unpredictable, audience-friendly interaction will have viewers teetering on the edge of their seats.

Cosquillas is a cabaret show by Rosie Herrera that incorporates dance, film, live music and burlesque to explore the unique glamour and humor of the Caribbean.


MDC Koubek Center’s 2018-19 season

Koubek Center
2705 S.W. 3 Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33135

www.koubekcenter.org

Aguinaldos, Gaitas & Parrandas!
Fiesta Navideña Venezolana / A Venezuelan Christmas Celebration

Friday, Dec 7, 2018, at 8 p.m.

$20 advance/ $20 door


Betsayda Machado

the “Voice of Venezuela,” makes her triumphant return to the Koubek Center, together with renowned cuatro player Jorge Glem, to ring in the season with her country’s joyous holiday music. Join us for this festive celebration honoring Latin American holiday traditions and songs.

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Little Havana Social Club: Danzon Cubano II
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 | 8 p.m.
$20 advance/ $25 door

Danzon Night returns to the Koubek! Join the Miami Dade College Symphony Orchestra, violin legend Federico Britos, and special guest singers for an unforgettable night of Cuban classics.


Playtime: Rumba Cubana
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019, noon – 4 p.m.

FREE

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Celebrate the many music and dance styles of Cuba with the Sikan Afro-Cuban Dance Project, including a stage shows, classes and a closing comparsa (parade/ procession) in the gardens.


Little Havana Social Club: La Patronal

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 | 8 p.m.

$20 advance/ $25 door

Direct from Lima, Peru—a brass band that brings Latin America’s rural ‘fiestas populares’ (town fairs) tradition to life!

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Playtime: Fiesta Flamenca

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019, noon – 4 p.m.

Learn the Flamenco basics in percussion and dance workshops, watch a spectacular performance and a participate in a culminating copla. Costumes welcome!

FREE

www.koubekcenter.org


Little Havana Social Club: Viento de Agua

Friday, Apr 19 at 8 p.m.

$20 advance/ $25 door

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Veterans of bomba and plena uphold the roots Puerto Rican tradition that recounts and exalts the lives of ordinary people through topical lyrics and mesmerizing percussion.

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Playtime: La Leyenda Vallenata

Saturday, April 27, noon – 4 p.m.

FREE

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Folkloric group Puerta de Oro de Colombia brings to life this tradition with caja, accordion and guacharaca music workshops, el pilon Vallenato dance class, a stage spectacular including contest, and closing parranda.


Jazz at Wolfson Presents

MDC Wolfson Campus – Auditorium (Building 1, second floor)
300 N.E. Second Ave
Miami, Fl.  33132

MDC’s Jazz at Wolfson Presents series has a 19-year tradition of bringing renowned musicians to educate jazz students and enliven the downtown lunch scene with live performances monthly from September through April at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. This year’s season kicks off with some of South Florida’s finest musicians: the MDC Jazz Faculty Quintet.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, noon
MDC Jazz Faculty Quintet

Wednesday, Oct. 17, noon
Tal Cohen, piano

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5:40 p.m.
Wolfson’s Jazz Ensembles

Wednesday, Nov. 7, noon
Sheryl Bailey, guitar

Wednesday, Dec. 5, noon
Walt Weiskopf, saxophone

Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon
Bobby Floyd, B-# organ

Wednesday, Feb. 13, noon
Rodolfo Zuniga, drums

Tuesday, March 12, 5:40 p.m.
Wolfson’s Jazz Ensembles

Wednesday, March 13, noon
Scott Wendholt, trumpet

Wednesday, April 3, noon
TBA


MDC Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) 

Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Fl. 33132

In April 2018, the Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) reopened after a year and a half of extensive renovations and upgrades to its physical plant, and simultaneously rolled out its new programmatic mission, which more closely aligns it to the core values of MDC: examining contemporary cultural and social issues in close collaboration with partners in the community and city, helping to foster inclusivity and resilience. MOAD’s programming for the 2018 – 19 academic year will bring to Miami an unparalleled schedule of exhibitions on the leading edge of art and design, and public programs that engage diverse audiences in the college and in the community.

MOAD admission: $12 adults; $8 seniors and military; $5 students (ages 13–17) and college students (with valid ID); free for MOAD members, MDC students, faculty, and staff, and children 12 and under.

MOAD Hours: 1 – 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays; 1 – 8 p.m. Saturdays.

For updates and a full schedule of events, please visit http://www.mdcmoad.org, call 305-237-7700 or e-mail museum@mdc.edu.

MOAD’s 2018-19 season:

Superflex: We Are All in the Same Boat 

Nov. 15, 2018 – April 22, 2019

During the last two decades, weather, global warming, and climate change have been increasingly discussed and debated. The arts have long discussed the relation and subject human versus nature, but recently the consequences of human impact, interference, and possible trigger of the twenty-first century’s climate changes have echoed within the art scene in a more activist way.

Organized by MOAD, the exhibition Superflex: We Are All in the Same Boat will be the first large-scale exhibition by the group in North America. The exhibition focuses on a body of work that deals with the economy, financial crisis, migration, and the possible consequences of global warming. The exhibition will include two new commissions—We Are All in the Same Boat and When the Levees Broke—as well as a group of video, sculpture, and installation works selected for their relevance to the City of Miami and the State of Florida.

The Danish artist collective Superflex was founded by Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger, and Rasmus Nielsen in 1993, and since then the three artists have gained international recognition for their DIY and activist approach. Superflex looks at subjects that generate discussion around migration, alternative energy, political awareness, distribution of wealth and the power of global capital. Superflex’s works are often interactive and engage the public in multiple ways. The group is best known for their humorous and playfully subversive installations and films.

Superflex is known for its interest in unifying urban spaces and commenting on society with authenticity through art. The artists describe their practice as the provision of “tools” that affect or influence a social or economic context. Previous projects include paying visitors to enter their exhibition; the development and marketing of a new beverage, Free Beer; and the production of a self-sufficient, portable biogas unit to provide energy for a family. The group’s projects are often rooted in their particular local contexts and invite visitors’ participation. Superflex works outside traditional art contexts, collaborating with designers, engineers, businesses, and marketers on projects that have the potential for social or economic change. Superflex has worked with community groups, NGOs, and large architectural companies such as Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to realize their projects. They remain difficult to pigeonhole yet continue to innovate in their approach to current issues.

Superflex: We Are All in the Same Boat is curated by Jacob Fabricius, Artistic Director of Kunsthal Aarhus. An accompanying catalogue to be published jointly by MOAD and Hatje Cantz will reflect the exhibition’s topics. Contributing writers will reflect on how climate change, migration, and unequal distribution of wealth will influence the future of Miami. An introduction by Fabricius and MOAD Executive Director and Chief Curator Rina Carvajal will be followed by essays about the consequences of flooding, specifically the influence of water rising in Miami, by Stephanie Wakefield; about social awareness and practice in the arts by Gean Moreno; about the economy, corruption, money laundering, and the consequences of a destabilized financial system influenced by corruption by George Yudice; and a fictional text about water by science-fiction writer Mark von Schlegell.

A City of the People/La Ciudad de la Gente   

Jan. 12 – Sept. 29, 2019

Part of MOAD’s groundbreaking Museum Without Boundaries initiative, an exciting cross-disciplinary series of programs, A City of the People/La Ciudad de la Gente will galvanize audiences with thoughtful and challenging performances, exhibitions, concerts, film and video screenings, readings, talks, and workshops at various venues across the city that reflect ideas of what it means to exist in, and as, an urban community. At this moment of radical polarization, cities remain at the forefront of diversity, social progressivism, and environmental responsibility. A haven for diverse immigrant communities yet among the locations most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Miami itself stands at the leading edge of these issues. A City of the People/La Ciudad de la Gente will engage notions of urban populations, civic life, public space, citizenship, political agency, and human relations with the natural world, seeking new ways to instigate actions and conversations that may help to reimagine our cities and our lives.

A City of the People/La Ciudad de la Gente follows up Living Together, MOAD’s acclaimed year-long 2018 series that dynamically bridged the gap in programming during recent Museum renovations. Living Together brought 17 of today’s most renowned artists, musicians, writers, and thinkers to Miami for 20 separate events at 14 different venues that included MOAD, Miami Light Project, New World School for the Arts, Bill Cosford Cinema, MDC’s Wolfson Auditorium, EXILE Books, MDC Live Arts Lab, Tower Theater, and North Beach Bandshell. Events also took place on city streets and a boat in Biscayne Bay.


 

MDC Gallery Exhibitions (at various MDC campuses) 

Unless otherwise noted, all exhibitions listed below are free and open to the public

Hialeah Campus
1780 W. 49 St.
Miami, Fl. 33012
Tel. 305-237-8700

Giants in the City
Sept. 12 – 18, 2018

Outdoors

FREE

The creation of Giants in the City was born out Alejandro Mendoza’s desire and necessity to express his work into a giant scale and to give art accessibility to a massive interaction in all sectors within the community. The Giants are a contemporary visual arts experience, a great alternative for any cultural event, giving the community and general public a peculiar collective art show. Made of urethane coated nylon they take, in the hand of the artists, magical powers— a power to insufflate life to fixe forever in our memories, a gaze, a visage… What story do they tell us? To what summits are they attempting to lift us? These selected pieces to be displaying in MDC Hialeah Campus represent a fragment of this powerful and interactive monumental visual art spectacle for students, teachers and the general public to enjoy. For more information, contact the Hialeah Campus Cultural Center at 305-237-8812.

Group Show: Textile, Ceramic, Paper, and Paintings

Jan. 9 – March 29, 2019

FREE

Group show featuring work in textile, ceramic, paper, and paintings. For more information, contact the Hialeah Campus Cultural Center at 305-237-8812.

InterAmerican Campus
627 S.W. 27th Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33135

Influential Hispano Americanos: A Portrait Exhibition of Artists and Writers 

Sept. 17 – Oct. 9, 2018

InterAmerican Art Gallery, Room 3113

FREE

Accompanied by the poet and songwriter, Orlando Coré, as well as poet, Mario Rosales, local artist, Mariana Altamirano, will present an exhibition of portraits of famous Hispanic writers and artists. Hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Committee. For more information, please contact Amy Blanco at 305-237-6615, ablanco1@mdc.edu. 

Urbana Images XI

Oct. 15 – Oct. 29, 2018

InterAmerican Art Gallery, Room 3113

FREE

Selected images and writing on display from this year’s student literary arts magazine at IAC. For more information, please contact Prof. Omar Figueras at 305-237-6187, ofiguera@mdc.edu; or Prof. Emily Sendin at 305-237-6172, esendin@mdc.edu.

Veteran’s Day Showcase

Nov. 1 – Nov. 23, 2018

InterAmerican Art Gallery, Room 3113

FREE

A display of artifacts and arts from the Miami Military Museum, community, and students chronicling the sacrifices and accomplishments of the Armed Forces and Veterans.  A special display of posters commemorating 1918, the year WWI ended. For more information, please contact Professor Diego Tibaquira at 305-237-6565, dtibaqui@mdc.edu.

This Brings Me Peace

Nov. 27 – Dec. 4, 2018

InterAmerican Art Gallery, Room 3113

FREE

In 25 words or less, the IAC community shares why and how particular images give them peace. Both words and images will be on display. For more information, please contact Dr. Miriam Abety at 305-237-6564, mabety@mdc.edu.

Breaking News

Dec. 6 – Dec. 21, 2018

InterAmerican Art Gallery, Room 3113

FREE

Heriberto Mora’s images of beauty provide a pathway to hope as a counter to the often-turbulent headlines of everyday life. For more information, please contact Heriberto Mora at heribertojesus7@hotmail.com.

Black Migrations: Faces and Places of Change in America

Jan. 31 – Feb. 28, 2019

InterAmerican Art Gallery, Room 3113

FREE

A collection of images from the HistoryMiami, Hampton House, and Wolfsonian archive chronicling the movements – past and present – of the Black Diaspora. For more information, please contact Professor Taurie Gittings at 305-237-6608, tgitting@mdc.edu.

Visionary Women

Mar. 4 – Mar. 29, 2019

InterAmerican Art Gallery, Room 3113

FREE

Blogger and graphic artist Tabby McGuirk shares a collection of images and videos of inspiration for and about girls. For more information, please contact Dr. Michelle Ploetz at 305-237-6050, mploetz@mdc.edu.

Emerging IAC Artists

April 23 – May 18, 2019

InterAmerican Art Gallery, Room 3113

FREE

This show highlights the most artistic and creative works made in studio classes during the academic year by our continuing education students. For more information, please contact Professor Baruj Salinas at barujs@hotmail.com

Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104 St.
Miami, Fl. 33176

Kendall Faculty Show

September 17 – October 17

Closing Reception: 12:00-1:00 pm on October 17

Room M 123

FREE

Quest for Peace – The 13th Annual Student Art Competition and Exhibition

Nov. 8 – Dec. 10

Opening Reception: Nov. 8, 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE

Emerging Artists, 54th Annual Student Art Exhibition

March 28 – April 19, 2019

FREE

MDC North Campus
William Pawley Center, Building 5 (Room 5107)
11380 N.W. 27 Ave
Miami, Fl. 33167

The Red Stone

A Biennial Invited Artist Exhibit

Through Sept. 28, 2018

Room 5107

FREE

This exhibition by Alejandro Taquechel is about the presence of the communist era nearly almost 30 years after the fall of the Soviet Union. For more information please contact Dr. Elissa R. Graff at 305-237-1450, or egraff@mdc.edu.

Faculty Biennial Exhibit

Oct. 10 – Nov. 30, 2018   

Room 5107

FREE

An exhibit featuring recent work made by Art, Architecture and SEDT faculty. For more information please contact Dr. Elissa R. Graff at 305-237-1450, or egraff@mdc.edu.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Art Exhibition III

Dec. 8, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2019  

Room 5107

FREE

An open invitational of student art work based on the Declaration of Human Rights.

For more information please contact Dr. Elissa R. Graff at 305-237-1450, or egraff@mdc.edu.

Emerging Artists

March 15 – April 26, 2019

Room 5107

FREE

This highly anticipated annual exhibition shows off the best works of North Campus visual arts students and includes all media: sculpture, painting, drawing and design. For more information please contact Dr. Elissa R. Graff at 305-237-1450, or egraff@mdc.edu.

MDC West Campus
3800 N.W. 115 Ave.
Miami, Fl.  33178

The Most Beautiful Color of All by Kelly Fischer

August 10 – October 12, 2018

Room 1105

FREE

Kelly Fischer, Visual Artist and Award-Winning Author, has created a special Lab Project for children starting August 9 during the summer camp at the MDC West Campus Art Gallery. The Workshop, presented by Contemporary Art Project USA in collaboration with the West Campus Continuing Education and Professional Development Department, will be followed by a main art event and opening reception on August 10.

From this date until Oct. 12, the artworks made by the children will be on display as part of the exhibition The Most Beautiful Color of All by Kelly Fischer at the MDC West Campus Art Gallery, organized in collaboration with Contemporary Art Project USA and curated by Mariavelia Savino. The Workshop is inspired by Kelly Fischer’s award-winning, wonderfully illustrated children’s book, The Most Beautiful Color of All. The objective of this project is to motivate the participating children through art, guiding them to create unique images together with the artist. Fischer will briefly explain to the children the role of an author and an illustrator.

The children will be invited to produce their own paintings to be showcased at Fischer’s exhibition. A trained Montessori teacher, the founder and former Headmistress of The English Montessori School of Bern, Switzerland, Fischer is a Switzerland-based, American born artist that creates vibrant, multicolored and powerful artworks. Her exquisite and attractive Art is part of important Art Collections worldwide. Kelly Fisher, represented by Contemporary Art Projects USA, had an outstanding presence in Art Concept 2016, during Art Basel Miami week; in 2017, at Art Palm Beach, Art Boca, Art Santa Fe, NM, and as part of the group show Variations on the same Subjects: People, Nature and Geometry in the Art Gallery at the ArtsPark of Hollywood, FL; in 2018, at Art Palm Beach and Art Boca.

For more information, call 305-237-8100, or visit http://www.mdc.edu/west/campus-information/west-gallery.aspx.

First Faculty and Staff Exhibition @ West

Opening Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 2018, from Noon – 2 p.m.

Exhibition on display through Dec. 21, 2018

Room 1105

FREE

The West Campus Gallery opens the Fall 2018 term with the first Faculty and Staff Exhibition @ West, featuring recent artwork by current faculty and staff from all divisions of MDC West and highlights the artistry and inspiration found among colleagues. Faculty and campus staff were invited to participate by submitting recent work in their respective artistic mediums or fields of interests. Work and exploration of more than 16 individuals are represented and includes painting, printmaking, photography, fabrics, visual and audio communications.

For more information, call 305-237-8100, or visit http://www.mdc.edu/west/campus-information/west-gallery.aspx.

Three-Dimensional Effect – Kevin Cross

Jan. 24 – April 12, 2019

Room 1105

FREE

Kevin Cross, in collaboration with Contemporary Art Projects USA, will present his exhibition “Three-Dimensional Effect.” Kevin Cross was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland. He studied business at the University of Limerick and moved to the U.S. in 1996. In 2006, he moved to New York City and studied Fine Art at Hunter College. In 2014, he began to develop a serious artistic practice and started to show his art. One intrinsic quality in his art and intellectual conception is his global openness in time and genres related with the geometric and abstraction, from master artists to emerging, from painters and printers to street muralists that he analyzes to achieve the best results on his own art. Represented by Contemporary Art Projects USA, his most recent exhibition was at Art Santa Fe 2018. His artistic influences are many, from the optical art of Bridget Riley, English b. 1931, and Julian Stanczak, Polish-American 1928–2017, to the street murals of Hamburg-based Polish artist 1010zzz and Felipe Pantone, Argentine b. 1986, based in Valencia, Spain, and the repetitive mark making of Sol LeWitt, American 1928–2007. He is also heavily influenced by rhythmic music like dub techno and dub reggae.

For more information, call 305-237-8100, or visit http://www.mdc.edu/west/campus-information/west-gallery.aspx.

FILM

LYNN AND LOUIS WOLFSON II FLORIDA MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVES @ MDC

http://www.wolfsonarchives.info/

MDC Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave.
Miami, Fl.  33132
305-237-7731

REWIND: Latinx TV News Reporters in Miami

Oct. 2 – 30, 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon – 1:30 p.m.

Room 8401

FREE

During Hispanic Heritage Month, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at MDC’s REWIND series will showcase footage of reporting by pioneering Hispanic TV reporters in South Florida.

Home Movie Day: Whose Home Movies?

Oct. 20, 2018

O Cinema Wynwood

90 NW 29th St.

Miami, Fl. 33127

FREE

The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at MDC and O Cinema present orphan home movies for Home Movie Day, the worldwide annual celebration of amateur films and filmmaking. For more information, e-mail kwynn@mdc.edu.

REWIND: #TBT Twice

Nov. 1 – 29, 2018

Room 8401

FREE

Wednesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate #ThrowbackTuesday and #ThrowbackThursday with a selection of vintage film and video that captures the odd, unusual and sometimes crazy side of life in Florida.

Wolfson Archives Open House at Miami Book Fair

Nov. 16 – 17, 2018

Room 8401

FREE

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Florida’s largest film and video archive! Catch up on Miami Book Fair history through vintage film and video and find out how you can look back at past Book Fair events with the Wolfson Archives’ searchable online catalog. FREE. E-mail kwynn@mdc.edu for event details.

Rewind: Tourist Season

Dec. 4 – 20, 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Room 8401

FREE

Historic film and video captures the sun, the sand and the excitement of vacations in Miami from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Buskerfest Miami 

Dec. 15, 2018

Tina Hills Pavilion
301 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

During Buskerfest Miami, a one-of-a-kind event showcasing local performance groups on the streets of Downtown Miami, the Wolfson Archives will screen film and video from its collections on a white wall behind the Tina Hills Pavilion, providing a visual counterpoint to the ongoing concert. For more information, visit http://buskerfestmiami.com.

REWIND: So Miami! Freedom Tower

Jan. 8 – 31, 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Room 8401

FREE

Unique film and video captures the history of Miami’s beloved Freedom Tower, from its start as the Miami News Building to its current status as a museum and monument to freedom.

REWIND: African-Americans On Camera

Feb. 2 – 28, 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Room 8401

FREE

REWIND celebrates Black History Month, showcasing the reporting of pioneering African-American news reporters in South Florida.

REWIND: News Women On Camera

March 5 – 28, 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Room 8401

FREE

REWIND salutes Women’s History Month, screening the reporting of trailblazing female news reporters in South Florida.

REWIND: So Miami! The Everglades

April 2 – 30, 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Room 8401

FREE

REWIND’S screenings featuring Miami icons focuses on the Everglades, reveling in the natural beauty of the River of Grass and touching on the controversies that have swirled around the Glades.

DANCE

Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104 St.
Miami, Fl. 33176

Please visit the MDC On Stage website for updates and schedule of upcoming events: http://www.mdc.edu/onstage 

One Endless Voice

Tuesday, October 9, 7 – 9 p.m.

McCarthy Theater, Room 6120

FREE

Join the dance Department at MDC Kendall Campus, led by Michelle Grant-Murray for a celebration of the rich culture, history, and heritage of Hispanic Americans. Presentation of music, song, and dance will take place along with a scholarly lecture presentation. For more information, contact Michelle Grant-Murray at 305-237-2426.

The Art of Dance (Two performances)

Friday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Martin and Pat Fine Theater, Room M113

FREE

Join the MDC Dance Department for a presentation of dance by students and faculty. For more information, contact Michelle Grant-Murray at 305-237-2426.

Black Migrations

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.

MDC Kendall Campus, McCarthy Auditorium, Room 6120

FREE

The transmigration of African and African-American History through dance. For more information, contact Michelle Grant-Murray at 305-237-2426.

Artistry in Rhythm (A.I.R.)  Dance Conference (March 21 – 23, 2019)

Performances: March 21 and 22, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; March 23 at 7:30pm

Martin and Pat Fine Theater, M113

Three-day dance conference and residency that includes works by faculty, guest artist and student works.

TICKETS at www.mdc.edu/onstage

MUSIC

Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104 St.
Miami, Fl. 33176

Please visit the MDC On Stage website for updates and schedule of upcoming events: http://www.mdc.edu/onstage  

Wild Wild West (Two Performances)

MDC Wind Symphony

Sunday, Oct. 14, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Rd, Pinecrest FL 33156
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

MDC Kendall Campus, Outside, near Building M

FREE

Produced by the MDC Kendall Campus Music Department, directed by Dr. Leo Walz and performed by the Miami Dade College Wind Symphony, Wild Wild West features a selection of award winning songs from classic western movies.  Highlighted compositions include Cowboys composed by John Williams, one of the most recognized and accomplished composers alive today, The Magnificent Seven composed by Elmer Bernstein, a true movie master responsible for some of the most iconic theme tunes of the second half of the 20th century, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids composed by Burt Bacharach, which earned him an Oscar for original score and song. The performance at MDC Kendall Campus will be accompanied by a film screening of classic Western films. For more information, contact Dr. Walz at 305-237-2393.

On Stage Outdoor Performance Arts Festival

Saturday, Nov. 3, Noon – 6 p.m.

MDC Kendall Campus, Soccer Field

FREE and open to the public

Join the MDC Kendall Campus as its presents its first ever outdoor community Performing Arts Festival. The festival will feature a large outdoor stage showcasing a variety of performances throughout the day ranging from jazz to R&B vocals, Orchestra and Wind Symphony ensembles, to Afro-Cuban dance and classical and theatrical realism. Performed by the students, alumni and faculty of the music, theater and dance department, MDC Kendall campus currently boasts the largest music program of all MDC campuses. Featuring a distinguished faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and ample performance opportunities, the department guides and develops the artistic, intellectual, and professional growth of its students. The festival is all about making the arts accessible and bringing the students of the college as well as the members of the community together to celebrate the local talent, culture and creativity. Interactive activities for children of all ages will take place to engage them in the performing arts process. They can take part in dance workshops, theatrical face painting, and even a “instrumental petting zoo,” where kids have an opportunity to play with a variety of instruments. Visitors can also enjoy an array of local food trucks surrounding the performance areas as well as vendor booths offering information and resources in the performing arts disciplines. For more information, contact Carolina Salazar at 305-237-2282.

Civic Chorale of Greater Miami at MDC

The B’s Knees: The Music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Bernstein

Sunday, Nov. 4

St. Andrews Episcopal Church
4260 Old Cutler Rd, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158

For more information, contact Misty Bermudez at 305-237-2396

Civic Chorale of Greater Miami at MDC

Handel’s Messiah | In Collaboration with the FIU Concert Choir and Orchestra

Saturday, Dec. 1

Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33172

For more information, contact Misty Bermudez at 305-237-2396

Civic Chorale of Greater Miami at MDC (two performances)

Harmonies for the Holidays

Saturday, Dec. 8

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami
7701 SW 76th Ave, Miami, FL 33143

Sunday, Dec. 9

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
14260 Old Cutler Rd, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158

For more information, contact Misty Bermudez at 305-237-2396

MDC Kendall Honors Music Festival Concert (two performances)   

Saturday, Dec. 8

2 p.m. – Concert Band, Orchestra and Wind Symphony

5 p.m. – Jazz Ensemble

MDC Kendall Campus, Alfred L. McCarthy Hall Auditorium (Room 6120)

FREE

This three-day annual instrumental music festival highlights MDCPS Secondary level instrumental music students. Last year, a total of 20 public and charter schools were represented with more than 250 student participants. Students audition for the festival and attend rehearsals and master classes at MDC Kendall Campus. MDC faculty members participate, as well as student volunteers from the MDC Opus One Music Club. The festival culminates with a concert on the third day which is open to the community.

Night Time Jazz Band, Directed by Jim Broderick

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

MDC Kendall Campus, Room K413

FREE

​The Night Time Jazz Band will delight lovers of jazz with vocal and instrumental performances of classic and contemporary compositions. The musicians are students and community members directed by James Broderick, chair of the MDC Kendall Campus Music, Theater and Dance Department. The performance includes a 25 plus piece ensemble, a rhythm section and a vocalist. The Night Time Jazz Band was established in 2008 to educate students, involve the community and promote jazz. For more information, contact Jim Broderick at 305-237-2282.

MDC On Stage Wind Symphony

Standards from Symphonic Winds Repertoire

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

MDC Kendall Campus, Alfred L. McCarthy Hall, Room 6120

FREE

Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture for Winds and Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium, among other compositions. For more information, contact Dr. Walz at 305-237-2393

MDC On Stage SAS Instrumental Ensemble

Conducted by Leo Walz

Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

MDC Kendall Campus, Room K413

FREE

The School for Advanced Studies (SAS) Ensemble will perform an eclectic mix of music, from Bach to the Beatles. SAS is a nationally recognized collegiate high school of excellence, a combined effort of MDC and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS). For more information, contact Leo Walz at 305-237-2393.

Night Time Jazz Band, Directed by Jim Broderick

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

MDC Kendall Campus, Room K413

FREE

​The Night Time Jazz Band will delight lovers of jazz with vocal and instrumental performances of classic and contemporary compositions. The musicians are students and community members directed by James Broderick, chair of the MDC Kendall Campus Music, Theater and Dance Department. The performance includes a 25 plus piece ensemble, a rhythm section and a vocalist. The Night Time Jazz Band was established in 2008 to educate students, involve the community and promote jazz. For more information, contact Jim Broderick at 305-237-2282.

27th Annual Arts and Letters Day

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

MDC Kendall Campus

FREE

​Join MDC faculty, students and esteemed guest artists as they share their creative works with the community in the areas of music, theatre, dance, poetry and visual arts.  Various events and performances will take place in the day and evenings. For more information, contact Marc Magellan at 305-237-2730.

Civic Chorale of Greater Miami at MDC

Vivaldi’s Gloria (Two performances)

Saturday, April 6

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
3220 NW 7th Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Sunday, April 7

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
14260 Old Cutler Rd
Palmetto Bay, FL 33158

For more information, contact Misty Bermudez at 305-237-2396

MDC On Stage SAS Instrumental Ensemble

Conducted by Leo Walz

Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

MDC Kendall Campus, Room K413

FREE

The School for Advanced Studies (SAS) Ensemble will perform an eclectic mix of music, from Bach to the Beatles. SAS is a nationally recognized collegiate high school of excellence, a combined effort of MDC and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS). For more information, contact Leo Walz at 305-237-2393.

THEATER

Teatro Prometeo

MDC Koubek Theater
2705 S.W. 3rd St.
Miami, Fl. 33135

Casa Ajena
Sept. 21- 30, 2018

Tickets: $30 general admission. Student and senior discount tickets available.
www.teatroprometeo.org

National premier of a bilingual version of Lisa Loomer’s iconic play Living Out. Casa Ajena tells the story of the complicated relationship between a Salvadorian nanny and the Anglo lawyer who employs her. Both women are smart, hard-working mothers who want better lives for their children. The play explores the shared humanity between them…and the differences wrought by race, class and legal status. 

Gentefrikation
December 14- 16, 2018

Tickets: $30 general admission. Student and senior discount tickets available. 
www.teatroprometeo.org

An original play about gentrification and community displacement in Miami developed by playwright Emilio Rodriguez and the Prometeo team during time spent here this past year.

La Verdadera Historia de Pedro Navaja (book by Pablo Cabrera, music by Pedro Rivera Toledo)
April 4-14, 2019

Tickets: $40 general admission. Student and senior discount tickets available.

www.teatroprometeo.org

In this revival of the renowned Latin American musical inspired by The Begger’s Opera, “Mack the Knife” becomes our favorite infamous musical villain—Ruben Blades’ Pedro Navaja.  Set in a soap opera narrated to the audience by a street hustler, this play takes us back to the 1950’s with a fantastic score that ranges from salsa to tango and Nueva Trova. La vida te da sorpresas, sorpresas te da la vida… 

The Spanish Vampire

June 6- 16, 2019

MDC Koubek Theater, 2705 SW 3rd St Miami, FL  33135

Tickets: $30 general admission. Student and senior discount tickets available.

www.teatroprometeo.org

World premiere from Miami’s own Luis Santeiro (of Que Pasa USA? Our Lady of the Tortilla, Dancing with Dictators). Taking place between 1930s Hollywood and the Gothic set of the Dracula, this is a laugh-out-loud bilingual comedy with real bite… It calls to mind the current #HollywoodSoWhite movement, among other Tinseltown scandals.

Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104 St.
Miami, Fl. 33176

Please visit the MDC On Stage website for updates and schedule of upcoming events: http://www.mdc.edu/onstage

Oklahoma (two performances)

MDC Wind Symphony & Opera Theater Ensemble

Directed by Misty Bermudez and Leo Walz

Friday Mar. 15, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019, at 7:30 – 9 p.m.

MDC Kendall Campus, McCarthy Auditorium, Room 6120

FREE

Join the talented students and faculty of the MDC Wind Symphony and Opera Theater Ensemble as they set the stage in Oklahoma!  With a cast of colorful characters that dwell in this rural terrain, the songs in Oklahoma! revolve around the intricate relationships of an assertive cowboy competing with a surly, mysterious farmhand for the heart of a charming young farmgirl.  Based on the 1931 play “Green Grow the Lilacs” Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the legendary duo of Rodgers and Hammerstein who would go on to become the most successful team in musical theater history. For more information, contact Leo Walz at 305-237-2393