The New World School of the Arts presents an annual opera production by Johann Strauss, Jr. New World provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development that enables students to understand their roles as artists and citizens. Through Saturday. 7:30 p.m. at the Wolfson Auditorium, room 1261, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10 adults; $5 students and seniors. Details: (305) 237-3341 or www.mdc.edu/nwsa.
CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION
The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Seventh National Chopin Piano Competition. 25 young American pianists will compete for eight days for a chance to be in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Through Sunday at the Gusman Center
for the Performing Arts, 174 East Flagler St., Miami. $10-$27 final concerts only. Details: (305) 868-0624 or www.chopin.org.
BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Miami Bach Society presents the sixth weeklong series of the Tropical Baroque Music Festival featuring musicians from different countries including Trinidad, Canada, France, Italy and the United States.
Each evening the event will feature different music or speakers. Through Sunday. within various churches and other locations throughout Coral Gables. $25-$75. Details (305) 669-1376 or www.miamibachsociety.org.
Broadway in Miami Beach presents "Oliver," a musical featuring songs including "Food, Food," "Consider Yourself," "Where is Love" and "Oom Pah Pah." Characters include Dicken's Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sikes, the Artful Dodger and Bumble. Through Sunday at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $20-$60. Details: (305) 673-7300 or www.gleasontheater.com.
The third Friday of every month, the Shores Performing Arts Center presents Jazz at the Shores featuring Nicole Yarling and local jazz musicians. 6-8 p.m. at the Shores Performing Arts Theatre, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Adults $15; Seniors and students $10. Details: (305) 751-0562 or www.shoretheatre.org.
Byron Carlyle Theater hosts "Sacha," a musical about a young girl's dream of becoming a Broadway star, written by Philip Michael Thomas and Sandi Morais. Dino Penta is King Akaash and Timetta Phillips is Sacha, who battles with self-doubt and fear of failure. This musical sends a positive message to people of all ages. 8 p.m. March 19, 3 pm. March 20 at Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach. $28 adults; $20 children.
Details: (305) 358-5885.
AFTERNOON OF MUSIC
Sunday Afternoons of Music will present a concert by soprano Helen Donath and pianist Klaus Donath. Mrs. Donath holds the title of "Kammersaengerin" in Germany and Austria. 4 p.m. at the University of Miami, Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. $40 adults; $35 children. Details: Doreen Marx, (305) 271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org.
Actors' Playhouse presents "Aida," featuring a score by Elton John and Tim Rice. "Aida" is a love story involving a captured Nubian princess and an Egyptian captain, Radames, set in ancient Egypt. Through April 10 at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $10-$45.Details: (305) 444-9293, ext. 604 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.