Art in bloom
Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts an opening reception for the fifth annual Art in Bloom. The exhibition features various installations and contemporary artworks. The event also features a dance performance by Momentum Dance Company. Today (1/4)-Jan 8. 6-9 p.m. at 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Free.
Details: (305) 673-7256 or www.mbgarden.org.
Diaspora Vibe Gallery hosts an opening reception for the exhibition Melanin: Deconstructing Shades of Blackness featuring artist Asser Saint-Val. Today (1/4). 7-10 p.m. at 3938 N. Miami Ave., Miami.
Details: (305) 573-4046.
An art brunch in celebration of Art Miami and the Carlos Alfonzo: Extreme Expression, 1980-1991 exhibition. Friday. 10 a.m.-noon at Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. RSVP required.
Details: (305) 416-9779, Ext. 121, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Miami and ArtCenter/South Florida hosts ArtShop: Pop In, Pop Up, Pop Buy, an art market and lecture on African-American art. A portion of the proceeds will benefit ArtCenter/South Florida. Friday. 2-9 p.m. at ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach.
Details: (305) 573-1388 or www.art-miami.com.
Centro Cultural Español hosts Play/Cuban Video Art. The contemporary audiovisual show will feature documentary, fiction, video clips, publicity, animation and video artworks. Tuesday. 7 p.m. at 800 Douglas Rd., Suite 170, Coral Gables. The show runs through Jan 18. Free.
Details: (305) 448-9677.
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts presents its annual Youngarts. The event features a photography and visual-arts exhibition and dozens of young artists who will perform in theater, music, voice and dance. Tuesday through Jan 14. Free.
Details: (305) 377-1140 or www.nfaa.artsawards.org.
The Colony Theater presents a Hans Christian Andersen's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier." Friday-Sunday. Various times at 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. $15.
Details: (305) 674-1040.
Meet the stars!
Meet director Thomas Griffith and the stars of the independent political film "Chronicles of the Roman Numeral X." Friday. 8:30 p.m. at Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $6-$10.
Details: (305) 646-7203.
A flying performance
See performers dance, act and fly in Flexion, an outdoors aerial circus at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. Today (1/4)-Saturday. 10 p.m. at Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free.
Details: (305) 949-6722.
The Urban Environment League of Greater Miami hosts the Miami-Dade County Strong Mayor Debate featuring Sen. Gwen Margolis and Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Bruno A. Barreiro. Today (1/4).
6-8 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 6445 NE Seventh Ave., Miami.
Details: (305) 532-7227.
Miami Beach Arts in the Parks features "Othello." Saturday.
3 p.m. at North Shore Open Space Park, 83rd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Free.
Details: (305) 604-2489.
New York City's The Piatigorsky Foundation presents a guitar concert with Jack Sanders. Wednesday. 7 p.m. at Hagen Park Community Center, 2020 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors. Free.
Details: (954) 390-2130.