Events November 2017 Print
November 2017

A Film in Bold Bushstrokes

A film painted frame by frame? You bet -- more than a hundred painters spent six years restyling scores of van Gogh’s celebrated works and aligning them with human movement to make 65,000 frames of Loving Vincent, “the world’s first fully painted feature animation.” The film uses the artist’s paintings and correspondence to explore his final days. Did he really die by his own hand? Screenings begin Friday, November 3, at O Cinema Miami Beach (500 71st St.). Members $7.50, general admission $11, students/seniors $9.50. www.o-cinema.org/event/loving-vincent/.

 


Flamenco Heat

Francisco Hidalgo, Anabel Moreno, and the dance company of Madrid’s Casa Patas Flamenco Foundation-Conservatory return to Miami to perform Binomio on Saturday, November 4 (8:30 p.m.), and Sunday, November 5 (3:00 p.m.), at Miami-Dade County Auditorium (2901 W. Flagler St.). Fiery, sensual, technically brilliant -- all define Binomio, the energy coursing between two dancers. Tickets $30; $25 for students and seniors; www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, and at the box office. www.fundarte.us

 


MusicfromtheHeartofPakistanMusic (and Jazz) from the Heart of Pakistan

Sachal Ensemble’s 2011 studio recording of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” in Pakistan was a YouTube hit that brought these musicians to Western awareness. The 2015 documentary Song of Lahore, following their journey to Lincoln Center to play with Wynton Marsalis, made them unforgettable. Now on their first U.S. tour, the ensemble performs Saturday, November 4, at 8:00 p.m. at the Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St. These virtuosi of Pakistani classical and folk music were brought together by Izzat Majeed, first to save the nation’s non-religious music and instruments banned by the Taliban, and then to share his love of jazz. They perform both, one show only. Tickets: $25-$55. tickets.olympiatheater.org.

 

A Fall Festival Flourish at Fairchild

Post-Hurricane Irma cleanup has put things back on track for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Fall Festival and 77th Ramble, from Friday through Sunday, November 10-12, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Events take place at different locations throughout the garden so you’ll enjoy its beauty as you amble to your destinations. On tap: gardening demos, plant talks, and sales; cooking, chefs, and food; craft and antique books on sale; a kids’ zone; and live music all day long. Members free; adults $25; seniors $18; children (6-17): $12; free for 5 and younger. www.fairchildgarden.org.

 

RaucousPaperAirplaneTourRaucous Paper Airplane Tour

Ben Folds has worn many hats: band member, balladeer, prolific writer and producer of pop, rock, indie, and alt, contributor to film soundtracks. Did we mention piano virtuoso and most affable showman? He’s now an artistic adviser for the National Symphony Orchestra (watch him on YouTube compose a full orchestral piece onstage in ten minutes). Folds comes to the Olympia Theater with his Paper Airplane Request Tour on Sunday, November, 12, at 8:00 p.m. Besides regular tickets, two VIP packages are available. www.olympiatheater.org/ticketsevents.html.

 

VetsDayParadesPicnicsandPraiseVets Day: Parades, Picnics, and Praise

This Veteran’s Day, let’s give our service members a high five in thanks. If you’re in Coconut Grove on Friday, November 10, you can join the remembrance ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Charlotte Jane Memorial Cemetery (3650 Charles Ave.); then watch the parade at 11:15 a.m. as it winds through town to Elizabeth Virrick Park (3255 Plaza St.), where speakers and lunch await (305-461-5506). On Saturday in North Miami, festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. and include ceremonies and a Family Day, so bring a lawn chair and enjoy music, a picnic, and kids’ activities at Griffing Park (12220 Griffing Blvd., 305-895-9840). In North Miami Beach, festivities begin at 11:00 a.m., at the All Wars Memorial Park, 16500 NE 16th Ave. (305-948-2957), north of the amphitheater. The Miami Beach parade, with marching bands, floats, and military groups, also Saturday, starts at 11:11 a.m., along Ocean Drive from 5th to 14th streets, followed by ceremonies, a picnic, and fly-in from the All-Veterans Parachute Team (305-673-7000).

 

Hangout, Partake, Collaborate

The Porch is a great place to take a break each day of the Miami Book Fair, running this year from Sunday through Sunday, November 12-19. Enjoy the open air and a full program of entertainment, instead of joining the rush-crush home. Located at the northwest corner of NE 2nd Ave. and NE 3rd St., it’s billed as the fair’s “ultimate urban hangout” for watching improv comedy, or theatrical and dance performances, live music, film, and art all week. Each day offers a new schedule, lasting from late afternoon into the night, and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The opening program begins at 4:00 p.m. Sunday. On Monday, events start at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at 5:00 p.m., Friday at 9:30 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. For daily Porch events: www.miamibookfair.com/programs/.

 

The Sounds of Little Haiti

If it’s the third Friday, it’s the Sounds of Little Haiti Friday night, the free outdoor concert and social at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, its gift to local Haitians and us fellow Miamians. Mark the date: Friday, November 17, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. No eating before you go! A DJ curates samplings of the greatest and latest Haitian bands, and there’ll be plenty for sale, from island foods and spices to arts and crafts. The complex is located at 212-260 NE 59th Terr. Info: littlehaiticulturalcenter.com.

 

Little Havana History Refresher

New to Miami? Old-timer feeling stale? Why not take a stroll with BT contributor Paul George, resident historian at HistoryMiami? He’ll be leading a Little Miami History and Culture Walk on Saturday, November 18, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The group leaves from Los Pineraños Frutería (1334 SW 8th St.) and features the famous ceiba tree with Santería connections, the art of cigar making, and intriguing local lore. Museum members $20, non-members $30, children up to 12 $10. Tickets include admission to HistoryMiami Museum. www.historymiami.org.

 

Those Bearded Ladies Are Eclectic and Electric

Miami Light Project and Miami Theater Center present the cabaret group Bearded Ladies in Marlene and the Machine, in which the aging film star “gives musical seminars on emotional control.” With music of Marlene Dietrich, Fiona Apple, and Regina Spektor, and a backdrop of German Expressionism, the audience heads into a “shadowy, atonal world.” Want more? How about “wildly entertaining”? Or in their own words: “Our shows tackle the politics of gender, identity, and artistic invention with sparkle and wit.” Well said. Performances Thursday, November 16, through Saturday, November 19, 8:00 p.m. at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26th St.) www.miamilightproject.com/the-light-box.

 

Compiled by BT contributor Dinah McNichols. Please send information and images to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .