Calendar Of Events Highlights
Written by Miami Today on May 17, 2007
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an opening reception for the Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne multimedia exhibition featuring music, video and paintings by European and American artists in Cologne, Germany. Today (5/17). 7-9 p.m. at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free North Miami residents and employees; $5 others. The exhibition continues through July 29.
Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts an opening reception for an exhibition by William DeBilzan featuring music, video projections, painted models and a magic show. The artist will donate one of his paintings in a silent auction to benefit the National Kidney Foundation. Friday. 7 p.m.-midnight at 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Free.
Details: (305) 326-7894.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts Miami Bungalows an exhibition of drawings, models and photographs of Miami homes in the early 1920s. Miami Bungalows opens Friday and continues through Sept. 9. Various times at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
International Museum Day
Historical Museum of Southern Florida will celebrate International Museum Day with guided tours of its current exhibitions. Friday. 10 a.m.-5p.m. at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free admission. Details: (305) 375-1492.
Deering Estate at Cutler also will mark the day with tours of the park, Richmond Cottage and Stone House. Friday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 235-1668, Ext. 233.
The Arts & Business Council of Miami will host its 10th annual Serving the Arts Luncheon to honor corporations and business professionals who have contributed to the arts in South Florida. Tuesday. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. RSVP required. $75-$1,000.
Details: (305) 326-1021 or www.artsbizmiami.org.
Celia Cruz exhibit
Bass Museum of Art presents the exhibition Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz. The traveling exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will feature childhood items, photographs, costumes, music and rare footage of the late Cuban singer. The exhibition begins today (5/17) and continues through Aug. 19. Various times at 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Free children younger than 6 and members; $4-$12 others. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
A reporter’s life
Television journalist Anderson Cooper will discuss his new book, "Dispatches From the Edge." Sunday. 3 p.m. at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables. Tickets required.
Details: (305) 444-9044.
Arts school show
Maria Verdeja School of the Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary with a dance show featuring classical ballet, flamenco, latin, hiphop and jazz performances. Sunday. 6 p.m. at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami.
Details: (305) 374-2444 or (305) 310-3928.
A musical production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" will be performed by organist David Briggs along with a screening of the 1923 silent film. Today (5/17). 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish, 5690 N. Kendall Dr., Coral Gables. $15-$30.
Details: (305) 661-3436.
Sunday Afternoons of Music presents Chu-Fang Huang in a classical piano concert. The program will include music by Schumann, Debussy, Scarlatti, Boyle and Ravel. Sunday. 4 p.m. at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. $10-$40.
Details: (305) 271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org.