It's opening night for a collaborative exhibition by students in jewelry, painting and drawing courses at Miami Dade College's InterAmerican Campus. 7 p.m. Exhibit ends Sept. 23. Miami Dade College's InterAmerican Campus, 627 SW 27th Ave., room 3113, Miami. Details: www.mdc.edu.
The University of Miami School of Architecture presents the Mark Hampton Fellow of the American Institute of Architects Exhibition. Mr. Hampton, an architect from the Tampa area, is known for pioneering sustainable tropical homes. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Ends Sept. 30. Irvin Korach Gallery at the University of Miami School of Architecture's Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.arc.miami.edu.
Colorful, glowing images pop in this exhibit by underwater photographer Colin Foord. Fluorescent photos document the zoanthids of Florida's coral reefs. On view 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ends Sept. 26. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center at Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
A LIFE'S WORK
The Miami Art Museum presents "Focus Gallery: Purvis Young" an exhibit featuring works that span local self-taught artist Mr. Young's career, depicting scenes of life in Overtown. Ends Nov. 7. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
"Jaguar's Spots: Ancient Mesoamerican Art from the Lowe Art Museum" features 175 pieces from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec areas spanning more than 2,000 years, including a rare codex-style Maya vase with text and mythological imagery. Ends Oct. 31. Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: www.6.miami.edu/lowe/index.htm.
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-Florida International University, 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.
Miami Art Museum highlights local artists' work in "New Work Miami." The exhibit features paintings, sculptures, drawings, video and more by 35 Miami-based artists. Ends Oct. 17. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The University of Miami presents an exhibit displaying the work of its incoming Master of Fine Arts students, including sculptures, ceramics, photography and digital imaging. Ends Sept. 17. The University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Gallery at the Wesley Foundation, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2543 or email@example.com or www.as.miami.edu/art.
Miami International University of Art & Design showcases "Not Just Made Men," an exhibit on loan from the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at Duke University. The exhibit features documents and ad campaigns from the early 1960s. Before the opening a panel of industry experts will discuss graphic design and the advertising industry in the 1960s and how it has evolved. Ends Sept. 30. Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. RSVP requested for panel discussion. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mymiu.edu.
New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lindsay shares the latest installment in his series about serial killer Dexter Morgan, "Dexter is Delicious." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Novelist Justin Kramon teaches a workshop providing resources for aspiring short-story writers looking to get published or find an agent. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Brian Lutz discusses his book "Knoll" on the history of the furniture company, known for of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen's tulip chair and Harry Bertoia's wire chairs. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Get comedian and former MTV host Jenny McCarthy's take on love and sex, the subject of her book "Love, Lust & Faking It." 7:30 p.m. Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
WHO TO TRUST
Author Lisa Unger talks about her book "Fragile," the personal tale of a girl gone missing, a town's haunting past and the women stuck in the middle of it all. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Words of wisdom from business leaders, politicians, artists and more on how to succeed are compiled in "Come to Win." Tennis champion Venus Williams, whose advice is featured in the book, will sign copies at this event. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Purchase of "Come to Win" required to enter signing line. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
TALES OF GENOCIDE
Learn about the long history of massacres in the Middle East from Hannibal Travis, author of "Genocide in the Middle East." Presented in collaboration with Florida International University's School of International and Public Affairs. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
LIFE ON STILTS
Susanna Daniel, author of "Stiltsville," discusses her book about a young Atlanta woman who finds herself captivated by Greater Miami's Stiltsville and a man who calls it home. The novel follows Frances Ellerby's life as she moves to Stiltsville, marries and has children with the man she falls for and struggles to keep afloat after her beloved town on water is suddenly taken away. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds its Speed Biz Breakfast — speed dating for businesses. 8 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:30-10 a.m. networking. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 577-5430 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Chamber holds its Membership Drive Kick-Off Reception. 6-8 p.m. Mahogony Grille, 2190 NW 183rd St., Miami Gardens. Details: (305) 751-8648 or www.m-dcc.org.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida holds its 2010 Independence Gala Dinner. 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. $175-$300. Details: www.brazilchamber.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Health Career Resource Expo targeting professionals interested in healthcare careers, healthcare managers looking for employees, schools looking for potential students and health professionals looking for new opportunities. 2:30-7:30 p.m. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $15 in advance. $20 on site. Details: (305) 577-5491 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
WORK THE CROWD
The West Kendall Business Association holds its monthly networker. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Blue Martini, 8405 Mills Drive, suite 205, Kendall. Free. Details: (305) 386-4030 or email@example.com or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
Looking to make professional British contacts? The Florida Association of British Business is hosting a free networking event. 6:30-9:30 p.m. News Lounge, 5580 NE Fourth Court, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 371-9340 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.britishflorida.com.
NEW TO THE GROUP
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce holds an orientation for new members. 8:30-10 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., third floor boardroom, Miami Beach. Free for members. Details: (305) 695-6834 or email@example.com or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Technology and Bioscience Committee holds an informational event on how to keep your company's e-mail system functioning cost-effectively. Speakers include Michael Brunetti, account technology strategist for Microsoft; Dan O'Brien, a technology consultant manager for EMC; and Brett Udashkin, vice president of enterprise marketing for TigerDirect. 8:30 a.m. registration. 9 am. Program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 577-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
Learn about building ties with Curaçao, including trade, investment and industry-sector opportunities, at this Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce informational event. Curaçao is attaining separate country status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands Oct. 10 and will be retaining the Netherlands' laws, opening the doors for new opportunities. 4:30-7 p.m. Banco Sabadell, 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th floor, Miami. Free. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 577-5464 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly Sandpipers cocktail party and business-card exchange in Miami Beach. Cash bar and free hors d'oeuvres. 4:30 p.m. Angler's Resort Hotel, 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
SIP AND SCHMOOZE
Chamber South holds its monthly "Business After Hours" networking event. 5:30-7 p.m. Blue Martini Lounge, 8405 Mills Drive, suite 205, Kendall. Free. Details: www.chambersouth.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber hosts its Good Morning Coral Gables Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $20-$40. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org. Bottom of Form
The Roxy Theatre Group offers a wide range of performing arts classes for children 3-17, including acting, voice, ballet, tumbling, trumpet and more. Times and dates vary by class, between 3:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Sweetwater. Prices vary. Details: (305) 226-0030 or www.roxypac.com.
Roam among Jurassic reptiles at the Miami Children's Museum's "Dino Island" exhibit. The 2,500-square-foot, custom-built set is home to nine lifelike dinosaurs, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops mother and baby, that walk, feed and roar. Other features include a periodically erupting volcano and a fossil-dig station. Ends Jan. 2. Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island. Museum entrance is $15 for adults and children, $12 for Florida residents and free for children under one year. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
The creators of "Stomp" present "PANDEMONIUM: The Lost and Found Orchestra." The urban-symphonic show features 26 multi-talented performers and an all-local choir. Times vary. Ends Sept. 26. Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $55-$75. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Juan Oliver experiences the first day on the job from hell in "Cell 211," a 2009 Spanish film directed by Daniel Monzón. While taking a tour of the jail he'll be policing as a new prison officer, a piece of plaster falls from the ceiling, knocking him out. The guards take him to an empty cell — 211 — to recover. But then a fight breaks out in a high-security cell block and the guards are called to the scene, leaving Juan to awake in the locked cell alone. To survive, he must act like a prisoner. 4:05 and 9:15 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
CAUGHT ON FILM
In 2008 French film "Let It Rain," a workaholic feminist politician reluctantly travels to her hometown in the south of France to sort out her mother's affairs. She ends up running for local office, agrees to take part in a documentary on successful women and therein has the comical disasters that follow documented on tape. 4:20 and 9:10 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
"Get Low" was inspired by the true story of Felix "Bush" Breazeale, a Tennessee man who attracted national attention by throwing himself a living "funeral" party in 1938. 6:35 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
"Mother and Child" is the story of three women affected by adoption and the powerful bond between mothers and their children. Stars Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. 6:40 p.m. Miami Dade College Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu/culture/tower.htm.
SONGS AND SATIRE
Valerie Wisecracker takes the stage as part of The Barnacle's monthly moonlight concert series, performing her acoustic songs peppered with social commentary. 6 p.m. gates open. 7-9 p.m. concert. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Children 6 and under free. Children ages 6-9 $3. Others $7. Details: (305) 442-6866 or www.thebarnacle.org.
Miami Bach Society presents the first performance of its 2010-2011 concert season, featuring the Miami Guitar Trio. The recently formed ensemble of three University of Miami graduates will be performing music by Vivaldi, J.S. Bach's complete three-part sinfonias and the Brandenburg Concero Number 2. 8 p.m. Chapel of the Venerable Bede at the University of Miami, 1150 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $5 students. $20 members. $40 others. Details: (305) 669-1376 or www.miamibachsociety.org.
Whether you have visitors in town or are simply curious about area history, you're bound to learn something on this four-hour Miami 101 van tour led by Miami-Dade County EcoAdventures staff. Includes stops to key area neighborhoods. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Terrace. $60. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Explore North Miami's Greynolds Park, Miami-Dade County's second-oldest park, with a naturalist guide describing the area's flora, fauna and history. 9 a.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami. $3. Reservations recommended. Details: (305) 949-1741 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp.
KAYAK THE KEY
Happen upon great blue herons, upside down jellyfish and spotted eagle rays by kayak on a guided tour of the forgotten natural side of Key Biscayne. 1:30-4 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $44. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Explore Key Biscayne on a three-hour, 10-mile guided bicycle tour. Highlights include views of Stiltsville, white-sand beaches facing the open ocean, the remote lighthouse outpost that is one of Miami-Dade County's oldest structures and the quiet beauty of Biscayne Nature Center. 9:30 a.m. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, 1200 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $65. Details: (305) 774-9019 or email@example.com or www.dragonflyexpeditions.com.
PADDLE THE GABLES
Take in The City Beautiful's memorable sites by water on a Historic Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Adventure. 9 a.m.-noon. A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Terrace. $33. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Catch an up-close glimpse of wading birds and other wildlife on a guided kayak exploration of the Oleta River and its mangrove-lined creeks. Included is an opportunity to visit an archeological site where Tequesta Indians lived more than 2,000 years ago. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. East Greynolds Northeast Regional Dog Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. $25. Details: (305) 945-3425 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/greynolds.asp.
The Miami-Dade County Film and Entertainment Advisory Board meets. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., suite 2200, Miami. Details: (305) 375-3288 or www.miamidade.gov.
The Miami Downtown Development Authority's executive committee meets. 8 a.m. Downtown Development Authority, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 579-6675 or www.miamidda.com.
The Miami-Dade County commission meets. 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., second floor commission chambers. Details: (305) 375-1293 or www.miamidade.gov.
CULTURE AND TOURISM
The Miami-Dade County Recreation, Culture and Tourism Committee meets. 2-5 p.m. Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., second floor commission chambers, Miami. Details: (305) 375-1293 or www.miamidade.gov.
Miami-Dade County holds its first budget hearing for fiscal 2011. 5-11:30 p.m. Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., second floor commission chambers, Miami. Details: (305) 375-1293 or www.miamidade.gov.
The Virginia Key Park Trust's Board of Trustees meets. 6 p.m. Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, commission chambers, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 960-4600 or www.miamigov.com.
The Miami city commission holds a special meeting. 9 a.m. Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, commission chambers, Miami. Details: www.miamigov.com.
The Miami-Dade County Government Operations Committee meets. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., second floor commission chambers, Miami. Details: (305) 375-1293 or www.miamidade.gov.
Miami-Dade County's Budget, Planning and Sustainability Committee meets. 2-5 p.m. Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., second floor commission chambers, Miami. Details: (305) 375-1293 or www.miamidade.gov.
The City of Miami holds its first budget hearing for fiscal 2011. 5 p.m. Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove. Details: www.miamigov.com.
The City of Miami Finance Committee meets. Noon. Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, City Manager's Conference Room, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 416-1336 or www.miamigov.com.
The Miami-Dade County Transit, Infrastructure and Roads Committee meets. 2-5 p.m. Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., second floor commission chambers, Miami. Details: (305) 375-1293 or www.miamidade.gov.
PLANNING AND ZONING
The City of Miami Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board meets. 7 p.m. Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, commission chambers, Coconut Grove. Details: (405) 416-2037 or www.miamigov.com.
The City of Miami Urban Development Review Board meets. 2 p.m. Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, commission chambers, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 416-1445 or www.miamigov.com.
The Miami city commission meets. 9 a.m. Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, commission chambers, Coconut Grove. Details: www.miamigov.com.
AIR AND SEA
Miami-Dade County's Airport and Seaport Committee meets. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., second floor commission chambers, Miami. Details: (305) 375-1293 or www.miamidade.gov.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Miami-Dade County's Health, Public Safety and Intergovernmental Committee meets. 2-5 p.m. Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., second floor commission chambers, Miami. Details: (305) 375-1293 or www.miamidade.gov.
Miami Science Museum offers free admission weekdays in September. Must have proof of address in Miami-Dade County. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ends Sept. 30. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org/blog.
Alliance Française de Miami holds a happy hour with music by Vincent Raffard and his band. Sweet and savory crepes will be served. Cash bar. 6 p.m. Alliance Française, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 859-8760 or www.afmiami.org.
Learn to cook Moroccan dishes with award-winning chef Clay Conley of Azul at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The interactive cooking class culminates in a three-course lunch with wine pairings by sommelier Cynthia Betancourt. Includes a certificate of completion and signature Azul apron. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell Key. $175. Details: (305) 913-8358 or www.mandarinoriental.com.
Bring your library card, a library book or a new to gently used book to donate and get in free to The Barnacle Historic State Park as part of the fourth annual Barnacle, Books, Birds & Boats event. Games, prizes and a ranger book reading will all be part of the fun. 11-3 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 442-6866 or www.thebarnacle.org.
New to the Brickell area, an open-air market with fresh, natural and local products is now held every Sunday. Offerings include local arts and crafts, fresh flowers, baked goods, mushrooms, cheeses, honey and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mary Brickell Village, 900 block of South Miami Avenue, Miami. Details: (305) 531-0038 or www.marybrickellvillage.com.
Every Monday, the Mayfair Hotel & Spa pays homage to the 1960s with its Mad Men Mondays happy hour and special prix-fixe menu. Enjoy Tom Collins, classic martinis, Harvey Wallbangers and other '60s drinks during happy hour, all $3.50. Staying for dinner? The three-course $20.99 prix-fixe menu (not including tax and tip) features filet mignon au jus, grilled salmon in yellow-pepper vinaigrette and caramel cheesecake. 5:30-7:30 p.m. happy hour. Lobby bar at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 445-8177 or www.mayfairhotelandspa.com.
Playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith presents "The Changing Landscape of Doctor-Patient Relationships," a performance and lecture in one. Ms. Smith has been celebrated as "the most exciting individual in American theatre" by Newsweek and has a recurring role on Showtime series "Nurse Jackie," in addition to holding appointments at Stanford University and Yale School of Medicine. 7 p.m. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-1580 or www.humanities.miami.edu.
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a live mariachi band, holiday menu offerings and a special outdoor bar at Midtown Miami. Special offerings include cochinita tacos, made with achiote-marinated pork belly, sour oranges and pickled onions, and chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish with stuffed poblano, pork, beef, dried fruit, spices, walnut sauces and pomegranate seeds. 5 p.m. festivities begin. Live music 9-11 p.m. Mercadito Midtown, 3252 NE First Ave., Miami. Reservations suggested. Details: (786) 369-0430 or www.mercaditorestaurants.com.
Florida International University plays Rutgers University in football. 8 p.m. FIU Stadium, 11200 SW Eighth St., Sweetwater. $40-$100. Details: www.fiusports.com.
New Theatre kicks off its 25th anniversary season with William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," a story of a duke stranded on an island with his daughter. In an act of revenge, he causes a storm, shipwrecking the man who ruined him. 8 p.m. Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. 1 p.m. Sundays. Addition 5:30 p.m. Sunday performance Sept. 12. Ends Sept. 19. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $15 student rush tickets. $40 others. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
A husband and wife examine their relationship on their first night alone at home in years while their young son attends his first sleepover in "Fifty Words." Will Adam and Jan renew a nearly quashed spark of romance or will their civility erupt into fiery chaos? Find out in this funny yet frightening take on modern marriage; the show's first run in the southeast. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Ends Sept. 12. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50-$45. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
LUSTING FOR LOVE
The African American Performing Arts Community Theatre presents the premier of "The Male/Female Thing," a new play that depicts the power struggles men and women endure while searching for love. 8 p.m. for this one-night-only Thursday performance. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 3 p.m. Sundays. Ends Sept. 26. African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave., Brownsville. $5 for Thursday premier performance. $25 opening night Sept. 4, including a cast party. $20 all other performances. Details: (305) 456-0287.