Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on December 4, 2008
Multiple Grammy Award winning composer-pianist Michel Camilo launches jazz-classical crossover presented by Concert Association of Florida. The program includes "Ginastera: Suite from Ballet Estancia," Michel Camilo’s own Piano Concerto and Sibelius Symphony number 1. 6 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $15-$35. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.concertfla.org.
UNDER THE STARS
The Deering Estate hosts Mad Romance with the Miami String Project and Stacy Berkley during its 10th annual "Holiday Under the Stars" concert. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets for the outdoor performance. 7-10 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Miami Jazz Project will perform classics by legendary Jazz composers and contemporary Jazz compositions by Arthur Barron. Along with Mr. Barron, Saul Gross, Ken Kay, Felix Gomez and Oscar Salas will perform. 8 p.m. American Legion, 6445 NE 7th Ave., Miami. $15. Details: (305) 757-5773.
The Chopin Foundation hosts a performance by University of Miami student Howard Na. His talent was identified by the Taiwanese government at age 8 and he has studied piano around the world. 3 p.m. Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 868-0624 or www.chopin.org.
Arch Creek trail tours and Oleta River canoe trips. 10-11 a.m. for trail tours. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for canoe trips. Meet at 1855 NE 135th St., North Miami. RSVP required. $3 trail tour; $25 adult, $15 child canoe trip. Details: (305) 944-6111.
Deering Estate staff members host a tour of Charles Deering’s decades-old home and hotel. 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Daily. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with park admission. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
WALKING THE ESTATE
Take a one-and-a-half-mile hike through tropical hardwood forests and across one of the last existing Tequesta Indian Burial Mounds. 12:30 p.m. Daily. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with park admission. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Join Castellow Hammock Nature Center’s naturalists for a guided night hike to see what creatures lurk in the park at night. 7-8:30 p.m. 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Aladdin City. $6. Details: (305) 242-7688 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
As part of the Deering Estate’s monthly lecture series, Laura Vazquez, coordinator for Florida Yards and Neighbors, discusses common landscaping mistakes and what plants thrive in Florida’s climate. 7-8 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Registered Arabians, hunters, jumpers, Western style, Paso Finos and other breeds strut their stuff and pick up ribbons and trophies. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tropical Park Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40 St., Ludlam. Details: (305) 226-8316 or www.miamidade.gov/Parks/Parks/equestrian.asp.
Local guides tour the Everglades, stopping along the "river of grass" at alligator holes for a chance to see the prehistoric creatures in their natural habitat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Ludlam. $60. RSVP required. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Join park naturalists for the fundamentals of canoeing, including basic strokes, steering, and safety skills. 1-4 p.m. Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center, 17555 SW 79th Ave., Palmetto Bay. $20. Details: (305) 255-4767 or www.miamidade.gov.
The Deering Estate hosts an evening canoe trip across Biscayne Bay to Chicken Key. 7-11 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $40. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.