An opening reception will be held for the Beings in the Showcase exhibition by Cuban-American artist Rodrigo de la Luz. The showcase includes paintings and sculptures made of glass, metal and other materials. Mr. de la Luz will give a poetry reading. Today (7/5). 7 p.m. at Centro Cultural Español, 800 Douglas Rd., Suite 170, Coral Gables. RSVP required. Free. The exhibition runs through July 13.
Details: (305) 448-9677 or www.ccemiami.org.
Several galleries in downtown Coral Gables will open their doors for free on Gables Gallery Night. Friday. 7 p.m. at downtown Coral Gables.
Details: (305) 444-4493.
The Loston Harris Trio, featuring singer Loston Harris and bass and trumpet players, will perform at a jazz concert today (7/5). 8 p.m. at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. $25-$40.
Details: (305) 448-7421.
Colin Powell talks
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will answer questions from a moderator or panel in a videoconferencing event at Miami Dade College. The event will help start the Youth-Civic-Engagement Initiative program at MDC's Wolfson Campus. Friday. 6:30 p.m. at Wolfson Campus, ETCOTA Auditorium, Building 7, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Free.
Details: (954) 303-5585 or www.mdc.edu.
Giuseppe Verdi's tragic opera comes to life in Miami Lyric Opera's production of "Rigoletto." Saturday and July 26. 8 p.m. at Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. $25-$30.
Details: (305) 674-1040.
The International Hispanic Theatre Festival presents new plays such as "The Coleman Family's Omission," a story about an eccentric family written and directed by Claudio Tolcachir. Friday through Sunday. Various times at The Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. In Spanish only. The festival continues at various venues through July 29. Various prices.
Details: (305) 444-9293, (305) 445-8877 or www.teatroavante.com.
"TomFoolery" returns after 11 years at the Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre with musical selections such as "The Masochism Tango," and "The Vatican Ring," by Tom Lehrer. The play opens Wednesday (7/11) and runs through Sept. 2. Various times at 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $15-$46.
Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.