Upcoming events

    • 01/22/2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Auditorium, 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida

    Miami Light Project presents

    ScreenDance Miami 2022

    January 22, 2022 from noon – 3pm

    Perez Art Museum Miami – Auditorium/Theater


    Miami Light Project presents ScreenDance Miami 2022, an annual celebration of the best in dance on film from Miami and from around the world. Awarded Best Festival in Miami New Times, ScreenDance offers screenings of open call short films that represent a wide range of subjects and issues highlighting social justice – racial equity, mixed ability and environmental issues.


    12:00 pm Program 1 – Open Call Official Selections MIAMI LOCALS PROGRAM (Shorts by Miami-based filmmakers and choreographers) including:

    • GOOD ENOUGH (2021) by Joseph Tran and Rudi Goblin
    • Gumbo Limbo Becoming (2020) by Maudie Valero and Liliet Reyes
    • HOW TO: Oh, look at me (2021) by GeoVanna Gonzalez
    • Júrame (2021) by Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez, Rosario Cárdenas
    • Like Onions (2021) by Augusto Soledade, Gabriel Yjaladê
    • Marooned (2021) by Hattie Williams
    • PLUR (2021) by Maya Billig
    • Such Rooted Things (2021) by Dale Andre

    1:00 PM Discussion and Question & Answer – with ScreenDance Miami Festival Director, Pioneer Winter, and Miami-based filmmakers and choreographers

    2:00 pm Program 2 – Open Call Official Selections FILMS FROM ABROAD (Shorts by National and International filmmakers and choreographers) including:

    • Sheila (2021) by Gabri Christa
    • Car Park (2021) by Amadeus McCaskil
    • Meetcute on Danceworld (2020) by Laura Teeter
    • Melanin Migration Brothers In Arm (2020) by David Blake, Reece Darlington-Delaire
    • NAAN (2021) by Cristina Candela
    • Rabbithole (2019) by Chelsea Ainsworth and Jessica Smith
    • RELIC (2021) by Scott Andrew, Jesse Factor
    • SEEK / AFTER (2020) by Sean Dorsey
    • TAN (2021) by Ty Molbak
    • Wait Minute (2021) Marta Renzi
    • Wehnu Saï (2021) Mitchell Rose
    • yödoishëndahgwa’geh (a place to rest) (2021) Rosy Simas

                            3:00 pm Discussion and Question & Answer: with ScreenDance Miami Festival Director, Pioneer Winter and Gabri Christa (New York-based artist)

                            WHERE: Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Auditorium, 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida

                            WHEN: Saturday, January 22, 2022 between 12 pm – 3:00 pm

                            COST: Free for Perez Museum Members, $12 for seniors and $16 for adults (Museum Admission) Purchase museum admission for this event at: https://6883.blackbaudhosting.com/6883/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=b491517d-84d8-4718-97b9-1b06d235f948

                            PARKING: Self parking is available in the museum garage for a $15 flat rate https://www.pamm.org/parking

                            COVID SAFETY: Miami Light Project is following the Perez Art Museum Miami safety protocols to present this event. Please check information at this link: https://www.pamm.org/visit

                            FAN SOCIAL GATHERING: FAN is not planning a pre-or post-screening gathering.

                            NEW RSVP METHOD:  Please email your RSVP to the new FAN email address fan.event.rsvp@gmail.com by January 19, 2022. In your email, please provide the names and the email addresses of your guests, AND list the event date/name so we're sure to register you for the correct CC event.

                            YOUR FAN HOSTS:

                            Betty Fleming 786-859-7170 (betty_fleming@bellsouth.net)

                            Tappy Lynn 786-244-1918 (Tappylyn@aol.com)

                            Please contact them if you have any questions or need additional information.

                            • 01/25/2022
                            • 7:30 PM
                            • North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach FL 33141

                            MIAMI JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

                            Presents The Miami Premiere

                            BERNSTEIN’S WALL 

                            Tuesday, January 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm


                            In this enlightening look at one of the greatest classical music figures of the 20th-Century, director Douglas Tirola mines a rich trove of interviews, television appearances, home movie footage, photos, and letters to craft a comprehensive look at Leonard Bernstein, whose passion and drive took him well beyond the marvelous music he wrote and conducted. Spanning the breadth of a life interwoven with key historic moments outside the concert hall, Bernstein’s Wall follows this son of a Russian Jewish immigrant who arrives in New York from his Boston hometown to eventually become Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. In time, he becomes a household name thanks to his numerous TV appearances, the score of West Side Story, his proximity to celebrities and politicians, as well as his political activism. The film incorporates Bernstein's personal life — his fraught relationship with his father, his marriage, and his family life — to paint a complex portrait of a complex, driven man who produced some of the most memorable music of his time. At once epic and intimate, Bernstein’s Wall also becomes a poignant survey of how art can give form to the emotions we struggle to realize.

                            The special under the stars premiere event will be accompanied by a live performance by the Amernet String Quartet. Director Douglas Tirola will also be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a conversation afterward.

                            DIRECTOR'S BIO

                            Douglas Tirola is an award-winning director and producer whose work premiered at Sundance, Berlinale, Tribeca, and SXSW. He also produced the critically acclaimed films Bisbee ‘17 and Making the Boys. 

                            VENUE:  North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach FL 33141

                            TICKETS: To purchase tickets, please visit their ticket portal, HERE.

                            PARKING: The municipal parking lot  at 73rd Street and Collins Ave is across the street and is free after 6:00 PM.

                            FAN SOCIAL GATHERING:  FAN is not planning a group pre-or post-performance gathering.  

                            COVID GUIDELINES:  Visit North Beach Bandshell online HERE to review their venue policies & COVID guidelines. 

                            GUESTS ARE WELCOME! 

                            NEW RSVP METHOD:  Please email your RSVP to the new FAN email address fan.event.rsvp@gmail.com by January 18, 2022. In your email, please provide the names and the email addresses of your guests, AND list the event date/name so we're sure to register you for the correct CC event.

                            Please contact FAN Hosts Lisa Jamron Block or Helaine Ohayon below with any questions or for any information.

                            YOUR FAN HOSTS:

                            Lisa Jamron Block Helaine Ohayon 
                            ljamronblock@yahoo.com hbso49@gmail.com

                            • 02/06/2022
                            • 5:00 PM
                            • Miami Dade County Auditorium Black Box Theatre, 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135

                            Teatro Avante


                            Ubu Pandemia By Abel Gonzalez Melo

                            Performance in Spanish with English subtitles

                            Sunday, February 6, 2022 @ 5:00pm

                            Miami Dade County Auditorium Black Box Theatre

                            2901 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL  33135


                            PROGRAM:  Amid an unprecedented social crisis, King Ubú is forced to return to the island he founded, the mythical Uba, whose people have rebelled in response to widespread poverty. To top it off, a hitherto unknown pandemic is overrunning the world at lightning speed and threatening to spread onto the island. Convinced of the residents’ immunity, Ubú launches an unusual campaign to build up the country in the midst of the disaster, not realizing his strategy will prompt a fateful outcome.

                            Written by Abel González Melo and directed by Mario Ernesto Sánchez.  Melo was born in Havana in 1980 and is one of the most internationally known playwrights of contemporary Cuba. Sanchez is an award-winning actor, director, playwright, and the founder of Teatro Avante and the International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami.

                            ABOUT Teatro Avante: Teatro Avante was created by Mario Ernesto Sánchez in 1978 to provide a venue for Spanish-language art theater in Miami.  It focuses on preserving Hispanic theater and culture. F

                            VENUE:  Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Black Box Theatre, 2901 West Flagler St.

                            TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster by going to the following  link:  https://www.ticketmaster.com/teatro-avante-presents-ubu-pandemia-by-miami-florida-02-06-2022/event/0D005B7E7CCBA131

                            PARKING  Parking and entrance to the Black Box Theatre are at the rear of the Auditorium.

                            FAN SOCIAL GATHERING:  There is no social gathering planned for this event, but the hostesses will greet you. 

                            COVID GUIDELINES:  Properly worn masks required, socially distanced seating and capacity restrictions enforced, ventilation and purifier systems in all areas.

                            GUESTS ARE WELCOME! 

                            NEW  RSVP METHOD:  FAN members please RSVP to this FAN email address: fan.event.rsvp@gmail.com by February 1, 2022.   Please provide the names and the email addresses of your guests.

                            YOUR FAN HOSTS:

                            Harriet Gershman             harrietg1222@gmail.com      312-961-9968

                            Ann Brody                         abhighland1@gmail.com      312-543-4906

                            • 02/12/2022
                            • 1:30 PM
                            • Ziff Ballet Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

                            MIAMI CITY BALLET

                             SWAN LAKE   

                            Saturday, February 12, 2022 @ 1:30 PM

                            Ziff Ballet Opera House

                            1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

                            PROGRAM:  The original version of the world’s most famous ballet, Swan Lake, has been lovingly reconstructed by today’s most celebrated choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky.

                            Miami City Ballet presents the exclusive North American premiere of this spellbinding fairytale. Timeless and achingly beautiful, this is an experience not to be missed.

                            More than 50 dancers adorn the stage in glittering costumes to tell the story of Prince Siegfried, Princess Odette and her fellow spellbound maidens, the evil Baron and the impostor Odile. All the romance and drama, captivating dancing and Tchaikovsky’s sublime score played by a live orchestra provide an escape like no other. 

                            Performed to live orchestra
                            Duration: 2hr 43 min (including 2 - 20 min intermissions)

                            VENUE:  Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

                            TICKETS:  Purchase tickets through the MCB website -- https://www.miamicityballet.org/  Use the code FAN10 for the group discount. You may select seats in any section of the theater.

                            DIRECTIONS, PARKING, & COVID Guidelines:  See the “Your Visit” section of MCB website  https://www.miamicityballet.org/  to answer any questions you may have.

                            GUESTS ARE WELCOME!

                            NEW FAN RSVP METHOD: FAN members, please RSVP to this FAN email address:  fan.event.rsvp@gmail.com by February 7, 2022.  Please provide the names and email addresses of your guests.

                            YOUR FAN HOST:

                            Carol Blades           cbblades@aol.com          305-803-3981

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                          12/10/2021 December 10 | New World Symphony presents "Scheherazade and Gershwin"
                          11/18/2021 November 18 Arca Images presents “Hotel Desiderium”
                          11/09/2021 November 9, 2021: Fall Get Together
                          10/28/2021 October 28 IluminArts presents “The Turn of the Screw”
                          10/20/2021 October 20 OoliteArts presents “Common Room”
                          10/13/2021 October 13 ICA presents “Chakaia Booker: The Observance”
                          09/25/2021 September 25 Rhythm Foundation presents “Axis of Love: Takht al Nagham”
                          07/18/2021 Cultural Camaraderie: Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, July 18
                          05/18/2021 FAN 25th Annual Meeting and Grant Award Program
                          04/16/2021 Sip and Share- Join Us April 16 for a Virtual Social Hour
                          03/16/2021 FAN Presents: Russell Thomas- From Miami to the Met and Beyond
                          03/05/2021 A March Madness Social Hour
                          02/16/2021 FAN Presents: Threading the Needle: Live Theater During the Time of COVID
                          02/05/2021 Virtual Coffee Hour
                          01/12/2021 FAN's January Meeting and Celebration
                          12/18/2020 Virtual Social Hour
                          12/15/2020 FAN Members Create: Book Presentation with Lea Lane
                          12/03/2020 FAN Presents: A Look into Nu Deco Ensemble with Co-Founders Sam Hyken and Jacomo Bairos
                          11/23/2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
                          11/18/2020 FAN Members Create: Book Presentation: Helene Berger
                          11/12/2020 FAN Presents: Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet
                          11/10/2020 GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOP
                          10/22/2020 FAN CREATES: A Book Presentation, The Tuesday Memoir Group
                          10/20/2020 FAN PRESENTS: An evening with Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet
                          10/09/2020 Virtual Happy Hour October 9, 2020, 5 pm
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                          09/29/2020 FAN Members Create: Marilyn Holifield
                          09/15/2020 Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero: The American Orchestra of Today
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                          09/04/2020 FAN Get Together September 4 at 5 pm
                          08/31/2020 FAN Get Together August 31 at 10 am
                          08/07/2020 Let's Get Together August 7 5pm
                          08/05/2020 Let's Get Together August 5 10am
                          08/03/2020 Let's Get Together August 3 10am
                          07/10/2020 Let's Get Together July 10 5pm
                          07/08/2020 Let's Get Together July 8 10am
                          07/06/2020 Let's Get Together July 6 10am
                          05/18/2020 Board Meeting, United Way of Miami-Dade County
                          04/20/2020 Board Meeting
                          03/31/2020 Cultural Camaraderie: Lowe Art Museum
                          03/30/2020 Cultural Camaraderie -- PAXy Wake Up Miami!
                          03/29/2020 Zoetic Stage, March 29, 3 pm
                          03/25/2020 Cultural Camaraderie: HistoryMiami, March 25
                          03/16/2020 Board Meeting
                          03/14/2020 Cultural Camaraderie: Nu Deco
                          03/13/2020 Cultural Camaraderie: Miami New Drama
                          03/03/2020 Fan Spring Luncheon - March 3, 2020
                          02/26/2020 Board Meeting
                          02/25/2020 Screening Team Meeting
                          02/21/2020 Cultural Camaraderie: Seraphic Fire, Feb., 21, 2020
                          02/16/2020 Cultural Camaraderie: M Ensemble
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                          01/28/2020 Screening Team Meeting
                          01/26/2020 Cultural Camaraderie: GableStage at the Biltmore
                          01/22/2020 Cultural Camaraderie: MOCA: Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen
                          01/20/2020 Cultural Camaraderie: Miami Jewish Film Festival
                          01/13/2020 Board Meeting
                          01/12/2020 Cultural Camaraderie: Martha/Mary Concert Series: Shelly Berg & Martin Bejerano: Baroque Jazz Club
                          01/10/2020 CULTURAL CAMARADERIE: Miami City Ballet
                          01/08/2020 WINTER LUNCHEON: The State of the Arts in Miami: Current and Future
                          12/13/2019 Cultural Camaraderie: New World Symphony Rehearsal
                          12/10/2019 Cultural Cameraderie: Art after Stonewall: 1969 - 1989
                          12/09/2019 Board Meeting
                          11/19/2019 Cultural Cameraderie: A Universe of Things: Micky Wolfson Collects The Wolfsonian – FIU
                          11/18/2019 Cultural Camaraderie: Locust Projects, Monday, November 18, at 6 pm
                          11/05/2019 Fall Luncheon: The Art of the Exhibit: Why, What, Whom
                          11/03/2019 Cultural Cameraderie: Friends of Chamber Music of Miami: The Borodin Quartet 75th Anniversary Tour
                          10/21/2019 Board Meeting
                          10/18/2019 Cultural Camaraderie: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts: Caravan: A Revolution on the Road
                          10/17/2019 Cultural Camaraderie: PAMM, Teresita Fernandez: Elemental
                          10/06/2019 Cultural Cameraderie: Orchestra Miami: Mozart's Magnificent Voyage!
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