In celebration of Miami Dade College's 45th anniversary, the school of architecture will host an opening reception for the exhibition Concrete Modernism: MDC Architecture. The exhibition will showcase original photographs, plans and models of some of Miami Dade College's earliest buildings. Today (1/18). 7 p.m. at Gallery North, North Campus, Building Five, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami. The exhibition runs through March 3.
Details: (305) 237-1532.
Miami Art Central hosts an opening reception for Tacita Dean-Fil; Works and Peter Friedl-Work 1964-2006. 7-10 p.m. at 5960 SW 57th Ave., Miami. Friday. The exhibition will run through April 15.
Details: (305) 455-3333 or www.miamiartcentral.org.
Television personality Lou Dobbs will discuss his new book, "War on the Middle Class." 7:30 p.m. at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables. Tickets available at Books & Books. Free.
Details: (305) 444-9044.
Jewish film festival
The Miami Jewish Film Festival features international and national films, documentaries, celebrities and entertainment. The 10th annual event opens today (1/18) with the screening of French film "The First Time I Was Twenty." 8 p.m. at Regal Cinema-South Beach 18, 1100 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. The festival will also host a Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony Wednesday (1/24). The award will be presented to director Joan Micklin Silver for films like "Crossing Delancey." The festival runs through Jan. 28. Various venues and prices.
Details: (888) 585-3456 or www.caje-miami.org/filmfestival.
The Chopin Foundation of the United States presents a classical concert by the Atma Trio. The group will perform music by Chopin, Haydn, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Wieniawski. 3 p.m. at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables. Sunday. Free.
Details: (305) 868-0624 or www.chopin.org.
See original antique maps from Asia, France and Spain at a rare-map exhibition in Deering Estate at Cutler Ridge. The exhibition opens Saturday and runs through March 31. Various times at Stone House, second floor, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. $5-$7.
Details: (305) 235-1668, ext. 233.
A Shakespeare's tango
Shakespeare's comedic play "Twelfth Night" will be presented as a tango. Performed by the actors of Shakespeare Miami and dancers of Miami Dance Machine, the outdoor play with dance runs today (1/18) through Sunday. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, noon Sunday. Peacock Park, 2820 MacFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove. Free.
Details: (305) 458-9789 or www.shakespearemiami.com.
A love story
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents "I Love You Because," an off-Broadway musical play. Wednesday (1/24) through through Feb. 11. Various times at 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $41.50-$49.
Details: (305) 444-9293.
New Theatre premieres "Sin Full Heaven," a play by Ricky J. Martinez. The play begins today (1/18) and runs through Feb. 11. Various times at 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $15-$40.
Details: (305) 443-5909.
Piano Lovers features Schubert's Death and the Maiden, a piano concert by Koji Attwood. Mr. Attwood also will perform piano pieces from Tchaikovsky and Liapunov. 4 p.m. at Steinway Piano Gallery, 7940 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Sunday. $20-$25.
Details: (561) 929-6633 or www.pianolovers.com.