Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on May 20, 2010
View more than 70 pastel drawings by courtroom artist Shirley Henderson, who has depicted some of Miami’s most infamous federal trials for more than 28 years. Images include the trials of Manuel Noriega, Elian Gonzalez, the Miami River Cops, the Liberty City Six and more. Ends June 13. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. . $5-$10. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org
In honor of its 15th anniversary, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University showcases 100 objects in its "+5: Recent Acquisitions from the Wolfsonian Collection." Features: a large Teco bottle vase with a swirled base designed by Fritz Albert, a collection of color lithographs by American photographer William Henry Jackson and a tabletop sculpture by Gio Ponti and Tomasco Buzzi designed for the Italian Foreign Ministry. Ends Sept. 26. The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $5-$7. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
BLACK BEANS AND LOX
Peruse 30 large-format photographs by Randi Sidman-Moore in "Lox with Black Beans and Rice: Portraits of Cuban Jews in South Florida." Images are coupled with brief oral histories on the lives of Cuban Jews who fled to the area after the 1959 Cuban communist revolution. Learn about their daily lives, holiday rituals and how the "Jewban" subculture differs from or is similar to the larger society. Ends Sept. 26. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
On loan from the Museo Toscana in Italy, "Instruments of Torture through the Ages" showcases almost 100 instruments for torture or execution. Includes a spiked collar, guillotine, interrogation chair and more. Some pieces date to the 16th and 17th centuries. Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Ends Aug. 29. $7-$15. Details: (305) 237-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamitorture.com.
Pieces on loan from the Office of President William J. Clinton are among the metal sculptures by Haitian artists Serge Jolimeau and Michée Ramil Remy on display in North Miami through May. The artists’ works follow the tradition of Haitian metalwork using hammers and chisels to transform metal oil drums into designs depicting natural Caribbean elements. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 1-9 p.m. Wednesday. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Ends May 30. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
FOUR IN ONE
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University unveils four new exhibits at an opening reception. "TapTap: Celebrating the Art of Haiti" showcases works from the museum’s large collection of Haitian art, "Spirtual Healing — Shamans of the North Coast" features masks, rattles, amulets and more that shamans from Northwest Africa use to drive away illness; "Paul Strand in Mexico" displays images from the photographer’s journey to Mexico 1932-1934 and a return visit in 1966 and "Volf Roitman: From MADI to the Ludic Revolution" is a series of works celebrating the 60-year career of the Uruguayan filmmaker, novelist and playwright. 6-9 p.m. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. Free. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu.
Author Dan Okrent shares his book "Last Call," detailing the history of prohibition from its roots to effects on everyday life. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Long-time star Julie Andrews signs her children’s book "The Very Fairy Princess," the story of Geraldine, a mischievous young royal. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Tickets required. Available at Books & Books locations. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Robert Morison, co-author of "Analytics at Work," discusses how to be smarter with the information we use and how it can lead to better decision making. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
MAKE IT HAPPEN
Kim Romaner shares how you can make personal change and "turn any possibility into reality," the subject of her book "The Science of Making Things Happen." 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.