Welcome to your weekly Miami Beach Arts & Culture guide. View below digital event highlights for the week and be sure to check out our website for all things Arts & Culture!
Meet the artistic duo Allora & Calzadilla for Small Talk, an informal conversation happening on Zoom facilitated by Executive Director and Chief Curator Silvia Karman Cubiñá. Works by Allora & Calzadilla are now on view in The Willfulness of Objects.

Since 1995, Jennifer Allora (b. 1974, United States) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971, Cuba) have built a research-based practice that responds critically to the intersections between culture, history, and geopolitics. The duo produces interdisciplinary works combining performance, sculpture, sound, video, and photography. Allora & Calzadilla live and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and have exhibited their work in exhibitions around the world. In 2011, they represented the United States at the Venice Biennale.

Currently on view, Graft comprises thousands of cast blossoms of the Tabebuia chrysantha tree, a common native species in the Caribbean, appear as though a wind had swept them across the floor. Graft alludes to environmental changes set in motion through the interlocking effects of colonial exploitation and global climatic transformation. Systemic deforestation and depletion of the Caribbean’s original flora and fauna is one of the primary legacies of colonialism.

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Holocaust Memorial Holocaust Education Week

November 9-13

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
NWS Morning Yoga

November 7
9 AM

New World Symphony
Nicholas Baume

November 11
7 PM - 8 PM

Oolite Arts
Garden After Dark
 with Cortadito

November 5
5:30 PM - 8 PM

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Zen and the Art of Fashion

November 9
7 PM - 8 PM

MBUS-FIU & The Betsy
MasterMND: Singing & Acting with Nicole Henry

November 5
11 AM - 12:30 PM

Miami New Drama
Bring a blanket, pack a picnic basket and arrive early to get a front row lawn seat as you enjoy cinema on the beautifully manicured grounds of SoundScape Park. Entering its eleventh season, the Cinema Series at SoundScape Park features free weekly movies curated by the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Culture. The films are projected onto the 7,000 square foot projection wall of the New World Center through a striking use of visual and audio technology.

The seven-month series begins tonight, November 4 at 8 p.m. with Swing Vote (2008), a comedy film about an entire U.S. presidential election determined by the vote of one man.

The City of Miami Beach is investing in the revitalization of Miami Beach commercial corridors with an experiential cultural artist residency within vacant spaces. Open House will activate empty spaces in Miami Beach commercial districts by attracting, retaining and supporting the revitalization of our artistic community. 

Privately owned vacant spaces will serve as free workspaces, studios, exhibition space and communal areas that encourage dialogue and collaboration. In partnership with participating property owners, Open House will provide the space and support necessary for peer to peer collaborations to emerge and breed new art forms that benefit the City’s entire artistic community.

One of the nation's biggest 24-hour annual giving events, Give Miami Day is an online campaign where all locals are philanthropists. This year -- as our nonprofit community continues their essential work in the face of a serious pandemic, economic crisis and the impact of systemic racism -- Give Miami Day will be more vital than ever. While we all count on Miami-Dade's nonprofits to serve our region day after day, this time, they're counting on us. 

On Thursday, November 19th, 2020, we invite everyone to explore the online profiles of hundreds of Miami-Dade nonprofits that, with limited resources and staff, always find a way to provide the supplies, services and support our residents need. We encourage you to find a cause or an organization you believe in and make a charitable donation.   

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