The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an opening reception for the exhibition Merce Cunningham: Dancing on the Cutting Edge Part 1, which will feature art, costume and set designs from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. 7-9 p.m. today (1/25). Free for members; $10 others. The exhibition runs through April 29. MOCA will host a breakfast, lecture and tour of the new exhibition. 10 a.m. Saturday. 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. RSVP required.
Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Scholastic art exhibition
Miami Art Museum and Miami-Dade County Public Schools host an opening reception and awards ceremony for the annual Scholastic Art Awards exhibition. The exhibition will feature award-winning artworks by local students. 1-4 p.m. at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami.
Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web." The musical play for children opens Wednesday (1/31) and runs through March 31. 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $12-$15.
Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Miami Bach Society presents Il Furioso, which will perform music from the Baroque and Renaissance eras. Sunday. 4 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 2750 McFarland Rd., Coconut Grove. $30-$45.
Details: (305) 669-1376 or www.miamibachsociety.org.
Grammy-winning musician Bill Frisell and the 858 Quartet will perform his musical compositions during screenings of silent films. Sunday. 7:30 p.m. at Miami Beach Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach. $20-$50.
Details: (305) 545-8546 or www.tigertail.com.
Jazz Brunch on the Bay features food, music, a fashion show, art and classic cars. Sunday. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Margaret Pace Park, 1775 North Bayshore Dr., Miami. Free.
Details: (305) 641-1271.
Florida Grand Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's "Manon Lescaut." Sung in Italian with English and Spanish translations. The opera opens Saturday and runs through Feb. 17. Various times at Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $24-$200.
Details: (800) 741-1010 or www.fgo.org.
Women in photos
Depicting beauty contestants to Israeli soldiers, photographs of females in media and culture will be featured in the exhibition Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, hosts an opening reception 6:30-9:30 p.m. today (1/25).
Details: (954) 921-3274 or www.artandculturecenter.org.
The Symphony of the Americas presents Scary Classics, a classical concert for children. Monday. 10 a.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $3-$5.
Details: (954) 462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org.
Religious history lecture
The Museum of Art-Fort Lauderdale and Nova Southeastern University present a lecture, The Holy Land: A Look At The Role of the Fertile Crescent in the Shared History of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, to be presented by author Bruce Feiler. Tuesday. 7 p.m. at Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, NOVA Fort Lauderdale-Davie Campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie. RSVP required. $30-$35.
Details: (954) 525-5500, Ext. 336.