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BY THOMAS BARKER
LABOR DAY SPARKS SOCIAL SEASON As we gear up for another fabulous holiday weekend in South Florida, I can’t help but revel in the fact that summer is inching closer and closer to an end! Now I don’t know about you, but even though I love living in South Florida, I do not enjoy running from one air-conditioned oasis to another.
items, including trips to foreign lands, amazing art pieces, dining certificates, spa treatments, and so much more.
So every year, when Labor Day Weekend arrives, I immediately feel the need to celebrate, which is why for the past few years, we have dedicated this annual issue to the incredible events taking place over Labor Day Weekend.
Next up is the annual SAVE Dade Halloween party, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 29th, right before Halloween. This is definitely THE Halloween party to attend, as it always attracts thousands of ghouls and goblins, looking to let loose and take part in all the Halloween festivities.
In our Local’s Guide to Labor Day Weekend, you’ll find the inside scoop on the hottest events, parties, and soirees taking place over the next few days. And speaking of fantastic events, now is the time to start gearing up for the fall social season and all the wonderful things taking place over the next few months! First up is one of the biggest social events of the gay social season, The Task Force’s Annual Recognition Dinner. Every year, fashionistas, local politicians, celebrities, the gay mafia, and everything in between come together to not only raise some much-needed funds for the Task Force, but to also celebrate our local heroes. The event will begin with a VIP cocktail reception, where partygoers will sip on champagne and cocktails, while perusing a silent auction that has been known to feature some over-the-top
This year, the Task Force will be honoring Georg Ketelhohn and the super gorgeous Ben Cohen – a straight rugby star who dedicated his philanthropic efforts to the LGBT community. Let’s just say it’s not just the thought of the delicious nibbles that has me drooling already!
This year, SAVE Dade has selected the theme, Hellrotika: Seed of the Beast, which features an assortment of deadly brides, hell bent DJs, and tons free flowing cocktails! Of course, no gay social season would be complete without the return of White Party Weekend. This will be the first year that White Party will take place at a new location. The folks at Care Resource have not only moved White Party from its previous location to The Miami Seaquarium, but they have also changed the day of the event. Now, White Party will take place on a Friday, November 25th, as opposed to its usual Saturday slot. One of the major highlights of the new location is that White Party will now go until 4 a.m. instead of its usual midnight cut off time! You can bet these boys will be enjoying every single minute, partying under the stars!
Immediately after White Party, it will be time to trade in your glow sticks for your spectacles, as we prepare for the largest art festival in the Western Hemisphere, Art Basel. Every year, this festival attracts tens of thousands of art lovers and partygoers from around the globe, who want to indulge in all that makes South Florida so fantastically glamorous. Of all the festivals, Art Basel continues to be the most extravagant event in South Florida. One of my favorite events takes place at the end of February – The South Beach Wine and Food Festival. You may be thinking that you have plenty of time to get your tickets, but don’t be fooled. These tickets always sell out way in advance. Last year, it was impossible to get a ticket to the Grand Tasting by the middle of January! Of course, everyone loves a good dance party on the sand, and every March Winter Party delivers just that. Winter Party just seems to get bigger and bigger every year, and I have no doubt it will only get larger this year! To round out the gay social season, we have our very own Miami Beach Gay Pride. This year, the Miami Beach Gay Pride Board of Directors have promised A-list headlining talent and an expected attendance of close to 60,000 people! I can’t wait! Over the next few months, it will surely be a busy time in South Florida, so stay tuned to Wire Magazine for all the details on where to go and what to do!
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In addition, I’ve had a tough time dition, we have also been working non-stop on the first ever decided to put together a fact that: a) people come to Miami to have fun and play keeping really good friends because many of them have – residents and tourists alike, b) Miami and the Beaches tired of Miami and have left looking for greener pastures Carvajal: email@example.com ficial which Wire magazine Rafa year’s Pride, courtesy of W have returned. can suck Gay people into Pride the party-town Pool mentality andParty, the – and none Thomas Barker: firstname.lastname@example.org l host on Saturday, April 17th at the hotel Victor with have fun inW. SASSER the company BY MICHAEL POST MODERN nlandia Vodka and herradura Tequila as sponsors. complement the Parade, Ex ANOTHER DIRTY LITTLE SECRET COMES OUT OF THE CLOSET main of toPride, and It isn’t just the most recent story in which an officer alleg- working with homicide detectives all over the state when tempt to expose stages the situation came a dead end when edly deflated Beyonce’s little sister’s giant fruit – and I was among the nation’s busiest crime writers. I like and ninety percent of the time, people backed away from (also allegedly) the young woman’s ego, brandishing a Cops and military are the only aspects of their stories or up and moved completely out of town or eally to believe that a year respect has them. already by since we in some forcases, some additional funout at gun is andhard all. government service thatgone actually achieve their goals. recanted their story (and then moved Hell, I even watched the England riots while rooting for of town). As a journalist, it was frustrating and rather And it wasn’t the national attention following the incident the cops to just open fire on the rioters. Shrug. Go for it. were I 1 one p.m. to be spooked. big al-thi blished the first ever Pride Collector’s Edition of Wire magazine, spooky, from to Something 7 p.m. of another drunken officer’s late night ATV bimbo patrol ways seemed just out of grasp. And police malfeasance not long back that turned into a Normandy-esque scene That said, there has been a shady underbelly to the personally irks me more than even political corruption from Saving Private Ryan with the blood of two poor MBPD since long before most of its officers today were because, as a rule, your average cop is of higher moral that is definitely the case. Pride is once again taking place in miik will be spinning, tourists spewing about the sand and with tire tracks on on the force. Almost 20 years ago, I spoke at length to character than your average politician. Thus their voluntheir bodies. a gay foreign tourist who had effectively been run out of tary fall from grace is a tragedy. the city by an officer or pair ofour officers.readers That tourist then ami Beach this Saturday and we hope that all in complimentary Finlandia v Instead, it seems that just about everywhere and for many connected me to others who had similar experiences. But blood soaked sands and “Cops Gone Wild” on reasons, eyes have been opening up that maybe at least Despite my best efforts, they refused to return and make aren’t clues that easily disappear. The jig is a segment of the Miami Beach Police Department an issue of what happened to them. Could they have ami and Fort lauderdale will have ahadchance to enjoy this YouTube ticket purchase. up and with broader public exposure of the wilding and, might not be Officers Friendly. Instead quite a few have been colluding on a lie? Possibly. But since there could in many cases, criminal behavior, it’s time for the public allegedly been Officer Drunk, Officer Pervert, Officer be no story without their cooperation, they had nothing and their alleged representatives in government to take a Hook-up, Officer Pride Coked Up, Collector’s Officer Abandonment,Edition. Of- to gain by lying. Their stories also rang true to my cynical ek’s 2010 We couldn’t have gotten ficer Fascist (of course) – and many other decidedly un- ear. Considering this was before MBPD had been forced look into the body of the MBPD, carve out the tumors and pleasant designations. to show any sort of sensitivity to the gay community, and try to determine if there’s a systemic problem. was also in the era when on gay clubs had re without all your support, and the support ofpolice ourraidsadvertisers, make sure to stop by our Good. It’s about time the department, whose officers are the stink of pre-Stonewall harassment, the stories I heard Years ago, the Miami Police Department was tarnished by the Miami River cops fiasco. To this day, that influencamong the highest paid in the region, had the spotlight seemed perfectly reasonable. es the perception of the department around the country. sp turned onto it. Now that evenmembers the mainland media is onsors, and all the of the Wire staff. Thanks very much your copy of this week’s The MBPD could be headed down the same path. That’s paying attention to our little sandbar’s well-fed security In the years that followed, other stories were brought to better than another innocent person being killed, hurt or guards, delicious scrutiny is sure to follow. attention, besides those that occasionally made it into terrorized by the people sworn definitely to protect them. everyone for helping us make thismy possible! contest, but stop local media. Everything from chicanery involved directly First, a qualifier. Many journalists are instinctively antiin electoral politics to outright abuse, harassment, drugs police. Police, to them, represent the evil, American, and selective enforcement. Some of it seemed minor, like Author and journalist Michael W. Sasser’s commentary hotel Victor to celebrate on all things political appears exclusively in Wire Maga- Pr capitalist establishment that journalists work daily toward the actions of one or a small number of bad cops. Some zine. Your e-mail is welcome at Michael@Wireweekly. overthrowing. I would not be one of those journalists. of the other stories, though, seemed to reflect an endemic Besides coming from a cop family, I also spent five years within the department. Always, though, any at- com. e also hope that you will be nature able to participate in the pool party. We will be cam 6 | wire magazine | follow wire on facebook & twitter: visit www.wireweekly.com & click on the icons ide festivities on Saturday, plus many of the ancillary some additional fun in the Life is all about people. We are surrounded by great, and not-so-great, people in our lives all the time. They are our family, partners, friends, business associates, co-workers, confidants, service providers, and total strangers that we live and interact with on a regular basis. The people around us have a tremendous influence in our lives, our happiness, our success, our failures, and definitely have a lot to do with shaping our past and our future. That’s why it is so important to surround ourselves with great people that can help us grow personally and professionally and make us better. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done sometimes. I have also found from personal experience that, as much as I love living in Miami, our American Riviera is a transient city where it is sometimes very difficult to find and keep good friends and employees that can fit into the category of great people that can truly enhance our personal and professional lives.
dangerous influences of too much alcohol or drugs that
Why did I choose to write about people this week? I
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MODEL: IAN DAVIAU THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Stiletto Nights 6 p.m. – 5 a.m. Palace, 1200 Ocean Drive, MB
Palace is the place to go after a day on the beach of soaking up the sun and enjoying all the eye candy. The cabaret show will be hosted by Missy Miyake and starts at 6 p.m. Admission: Free Latin Bulge 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Johnny’s Miami, 62 NE 14th Street, Miami If you are looking to spice up your Labor Day Weekend with some nearly naked papis, look no further than Miami’s only gay stripper club, Johnny’s Miami. Tonight Teresita La Caliente and Marytrini host Johnny’s Miami weekly Latin night. As one of very few 18 and up gay clubs in Miami, you can bet it is going to be a delicious group of partygoers! The highlight of the evening, beyond the incredible shows is sure to be the sexy underwear contests, where some of Miami’s finest will duke it out for $1,000 in cash and prizes! There are free Cuba libres from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., $5 afterwards.
Crème in Sugar in Score, and, as everyone gears up for Labor Day Weekend, you can bet tonight is going to be one wild soiree. The evening will be hosted by Logo’s A-List super hottie – actually the only hot guy from the show – Rodiney Santiago. Enjoy $6 Long Island ice teas all night long! Admission: Free “The Simple Life” 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. Buck15 Lounge, 437 Lincoln Lane, MB Thursdays are always hot at Simple Life Thursdays. With Edison Farrow as your host, along with DJ Daisy D spinning a mix of Hip-Hop, 80s, Rock and Dance. You can bet tonight won’t be any different. This party attracts a fun, young, hip, and fashionable crowd in this intimate New York City style lounge. Doors open at 10 p.m. To avoid lines, please arrive before 11:30 p.m. Admission: Free Sweet Thursdays “Ladies Who Love Ladies Night” 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. MOVA, 1625 Michigan Ave., MB
Pop Fever 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Score, 727 Lincoln Road, MB
Come and enjoy South Beach’s most upscale gay lounge while listening to the fabulous beats resonating from the speakers, as DJ Zehno works it out for the girls. Expect high quality cocktails, sexy professionals, and great music. This is the sexiest place for women to meet other women and their gay best friends on the beach.
Every Thursday night, it is all about the hot pop beats at
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Get TWISTED 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. TWIST, 1057 Washington Ave., MB Don’t miss out on a fabulous night at TWIST with seven different bars, DJ Pride, stiff drinks, beautiful dancers, and of course, the only place where there’s “Never a cover... Always a groove.” Admission: Free FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Drag Madness 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. The Palace, 12th and Ocean Drive, MB Drop by Ocean Drive’s only gay bar for some fabulous shows. Get your Labor Day Weekend started off right, as beautiful nearly naked beachgoers dance, prance, and party it up. At 6 p.m. the diva of the Palace, Miss Noel Leon, will hit the stage to kick off their astounding Drag Madness. Admission: Free BBQ & Scandal 6:30 p.m. – 5 a.m. TWIST, 1057 Washington Ave, MB If you plan to spend all your money attending many Labor Day weekend events and need to find a great inexpensive way to eat and drink, head over to TWIST for their Friday afternoon barbeque. With 2-4-1 EVERYTHING, and free hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken wings among much, much more. At 11 p.m. DJ Jeffrey
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Jacobs will hop on the wheels of steel to take everyone on a fabulous musical journey. Admission: Free College Night 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Johnny’s Miami, 62 NE 14th Street, Miami Even though school may have just started, there’s nothing better than letting loose over a holiday weekend. Tonight the only gay stripper club in Miami will host its weekly College Night! Miami’s sexiest college students – 18 and up – will pack the dance floor, while the most masculine and gorgeous men work the stage! Expect some great beats by DJ Miik! Admission: Free UNICEF Benefit 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th Street, Miami Tonight DJs Lolo, Ray Milian, Rydon, UVS, Carmel Ophir, Alex Castro, and Agent Rose will work the turntables, spinning indie rock and electro disco goodness in three rooms in order to raise some dough for the children in Somalia. Stop by to party and raise money for UNICEF. Filthy Gorgeous 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Score Nightclub, 727 Lincoln Road, MB Filthy Gorgeous is the greatest, no-attitude party in Miami Beach with lots of seductive boys and over the
top entertainers filling the dance floor. Tonight is the Official CD Release Party for David Guetta’s Nothing but the Beat. There are always hot go-go boys, fabulous entertainment, and a sexy crowd. Get ready for an incredibly fun night on the dance floor until 5 a.m. with VJ Willy G. First Friday! 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. MOVA, 1625 Michigan Avenue, MB If you’re looking for the perfect place to get the night started, look no further than MOVA on a Friday night. Tonight MOVA hosts its first Friday event with $5 signature martinis till 11 p.m., followed by $6 Finlandia vodka cocktails all night long. Enjoy the beats of DJ Juan E! Admission: Free SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Drags Gone Wild 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. The Palace, 12th and Ocean Drive, MB
The Spot 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Johnny’s Miami, 62 NE 14th Street, Miami When it comes to letting loose, getting wild, and maybe even a little scandalous, there is no better place than Miami’s only gay stripper club, Johnny’s Miami. Tonight Johnny’s Miami offers a little somethin’ somethin’ for everyone. In one room, you can enjoy the hottest pop, hip hop, and Latin beats, while the main dance floor features the coldest electro and house beats! No matter where you decide to spend the night, there are certainly bound to be gorgeous men working it out for your viewing pleasure! Admission: Free Backdoor Bamby Presents 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th Street, Miami The Vagabond, along with Back Door Bamby, welcomes the return of New York genre benders Polyrhythms. Known for staying true to the meaning of their name, the duo combine soul, funk, afro-beat, Latin, house, and everything in between, so you can bet the Polyrhythms are certain to deliver an amazing night. MOVA Saturdays 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. MOVA, 1625 Michigan Ave., MB
On Saturday afternoons and evenings the astounding girls at the Palace take to the stage to perform for Ocean Drive onlookers. You never know what they have in store for Palace partygoers, but we can guarantee you it will be outrageous. Drags Gone Wild begins at 6 p.m. and is hosted by Tiffany Fantasia and will feature Ebonee Excel direct from NYC.
Join VJ Chris Racine as he turns up the heat in MOVA with his pulsating beats paired with some of the hottest music videos. There’s always a beautiful crowd, and the martinis are absolutely divine.
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Salvation Saturdays 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Score Nightclub, 727 Lincoln Road, MB Saturday nights at Score are always jam packed with a gorgeous crowd. And why not? It is the most sensational gay dance club on Lincoln Road. Tonight Hilton Wolman will take us all back to the days of Salvation with an incredible night of music by DJ/producer Paolo and a warm up set by DJ Alex Infiniti. One of the highlights of the night is sure to be the show by the gorgeous Chyna Girl! Muscle Boy Saturday 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. TWIST, 1057 Washington Ave., MB As a South Beach staple, any night of the week you can catch tons of sexy gay boys working the seven rooms of TWIST. From steamy hip hop beats to sultry house music, the variety is amazing. Tonight TWIST is bringing in DJ Mika and you can bet your ass, the dance floor is going to be packed! Remember, “Never a cover, always a groove”. Admission: Free SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Brunchic 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Palace, 1200 Ocean Drive, MB Noel Leon hosts this special edition of South Beach’s most popular Sunday Brunch. This year they will have two seatings: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Both include unlimited mimosas. Reserve your table by calling 305.531.7234. South Beach’s longest running drag
brunch will featuring Noel Leon, Shanaya Bright, and a special performance. Admission: $31.95 per person Reconstruction T-Party 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. The Palace, 1200 Ocean Drive, MB
from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by the screening. Afterwards, DJs Run Sevim and Bonnie Beats will take over the night, spinning some sinfully scandalous beats. Admission: $20 Hard Labor Party 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Score, 727 Lincoln Road, MB
Let the lovely ladies from The Palace entertain while DJ Lazaro Leon blasts the best beats. With all the gorgeous nearly naked boys working it out, this afternoon T-dance is sure to be debaucherous. Expect big drinks, big talent, and big surprises.
Score Nightclub in association with Club Boi presents the Hard Labor Party. Enjoy hot and heavy hip hop, R&B, reggae, and dancehall beats by DJs Gavin T and Diaz.
URGE Labor Day Weekend 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Cameo, 1445 Washington Avenue, MB
Out ‘n’ Ugly Sunday 9 p.m. – close Mova, 1625 Michigan Ave., MB If Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were not enough, there is an incredible night waiting for you at Miami’s most opulent gay bar, MOVA, as the Penny Back Boyz host Out ‘n’ Ugly Sundays! Enjoy incredible drink specials, while the bartenders let loose, dance on the bar, and free pour shots! Admission: Free We are the Night 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th Street, Miami Icandee Events presents a night of film, cocktails, and dancing during the premiere of We are the Night – Wir Sind Die Nacht – a super sexed up vampire film for the ladies. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception
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Hilton Wolman, Luis Morera, and Billy Kemp will be bringing their very successful URGE party back for Labor Day Weekend, and this time they will be hosting it at the very gorgeous Cameo Nightclub. The night will include some pretty intense beats by DJs Abel and Alex Infiniti. Of course, no URGE party would be complete without the URGE dancers, and this year the boys are bringing in REAL firemen, police officers, and hard bodied workers to heat up the space! Pussila Strip Madness 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. TWIST, 1057 Washington Ave., MB DJ Paulie takes Labor Day warriors on a trip through some of the hottest beats in the biz for the perfect after party night at TWIST to end your Labor Day Weekend. You also won’t want to miss Pussila’s scandalous amateur strip contest in the Bungalow Bar. Admission: Free
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WIRED ON: MENTAL HEALTH THERE’S NO NEED TO PANIC! Every human feels anxiety on occasion; it is a part of life. We all know what it is like to feel worry, nervousness, fear, and concern. But millions of people (an estimated 15 percent of the population) suffer from devastating and constant anxiety that severely affects, and sometimes highly restricts, their lives. They experience panic attacks, phobias, extreme shyness, obsessive thoughts, and compulsive behaviors. The feeling of anxiety is a constant dominating force that disrupts their lives. Some become prisoners in their own homes, unable to leave to work, drive, or go to the grocery store. For people with panic attacks, phobias, and agoraphobia, anxiety is more than just an occasional wave of apprehension. WHAT IS PANIC DISORDER? Panic Disorder is a condition in which a person has panic attacks without warning. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), about five percent of the adult population in the US suffers from panic attacks. Some experts say that this number is actually higher, since many people experience panic attacks but never receive treatment. A panic attack is extremely upsetting and frightening. It typically lasts several minutes, but in some cases, it lasts longer or strikes several times in a short time period. Often, a panic attack is followed by feelings of depression and helplessness. Most people who have experienced a panic attack say that their greatest fear is that the attack will happen again. Many times, a person who has experienced a panic attack doesn’t know its cause. WHAT IS A PHOBIA? While most adults know that their fears are extreme and irrational, they are sometimes unable to control them. As a result, they dread and attempt to avoid the thing or situation that they fear. Sometimes, a person’s fear is so strong that it interferes with his or her daily life, job, and social relationships. The person’s life may be affected in a variety of ways, such as missing out on a promotion because of a fear of flying, or being unable to go to crowded places. The fear may also cause extreme distress. Such fears are considered a Phobia if they are not reasonable. Phobias often begin in childhood and may coincide with a traumatic event. A fear of birds, for example, may begin when a child is frightened by a bird flying into his or her house. Often, phobias that begin in childhood fade by adulthood. WHAT IS AGORAPHOBIA? Agoraphobia is the disabling fear that prevents one from leaving home or other safe place. This disorder usually stems from the fear of having a panic attack in a specific situation. When in that situation, a person with agoraphobia may experience a panic attack if getting away or getting help seems difficult or embarrassing. The term, agoraphobia, refers to a fear of open spaces or the marketplace. People with agoraphobia avoid settings where there are crowds of people, such as stores, and bus, train, or auto travel. They may also avoid tall places, such as buildings and bridges. People who suffer from agoraphobia often become extremely anxious, avoiding all but a few situations that seem safe. Some are unable to leave their homes for years at a time. TREATMENT OF ANXIETY Most people who suffer from anxiety disorders begin to feel better when they receive the proper treatment. Cognitive Therapy. The person learns how to identify and change unproductive thought patterns by observing his or her feelings and learning to separate realistic from unrealistic thoughts. Behavior Therapy. This treatment helps the person alter and control unwanted behavior. Systematic Desensitization is a type of behavior therapy often used to help people with phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and agoraphobia. The patient is exposed to anxiety-producing stimuli one small step at a time, which gradually increases his or her tolerance to situations that have produced disabling anxiety. Relaxation Training. Many people with anxiety disorders benefit from self-hypnosis, guided visualization, and biofeedback. Relaxation Training is often included in psychotherapy. Medication. Antidepressant and antianxiety medications can help restore chemical imbalances that cause symptoms of anxiety. The use of medication, especially in combination with psychotherapy, is an effective treatment for many people. Dr. Gregg A. Pizzi, Licensed Psychologist, specializes in the Emotional Health & Wellness of the GLBT community. An Imago Relationship Therapist and HIV Psychologist Trainer, he can be reached at 1.888.DRPIZZI or www.drpizzi.com The content of this article is for informational purposes only. Reliance upon the information contained herein does not create a professional relationship, nor is the information intended to provide psychological evaluation or treatment. 16 | wire magazine | follow wire on facebook & twitter: visit www.wireweekly.com & click on the icons
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WIRED ON THE ARTS: SEPTEMBER 1 - 14
BY JAMES CUBBY
SEPTEMBER 1 - 14 Summer may have come to an end but there is certainly no end to the incredible entertainment available for South Florida audi-
ences. Venues like the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts are poised to launch their new seasons. Theatrical, ballet, opera, and classical music seasons are scheduled with impressive rosters of entertainment. Music lovers are constantly treated to world-class talent like the multi-Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick, French singer Manu Chao, and Roger Daltry of The Who. The Bass Museum of Art is offering Afternoon of Operatic Delights to opera fans with a performance from the Miami Lyric Opera. Broadway Across America continues to bring Broadway hits to South Florida with a season that includes The Lion King, The Addams Family, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, and Beauty and the Beast. Local theater companies also offer impressive schedules that feature world, national, and regional premieres. GableStage at the Biltmore is producing the Southeastern premiere of The Brothers Size, a play written by Miami native Tarell Alvin McCraney. Theatregoers often experience the work of Pulitzer Prize winning plays and playwrights, like night, Mother by Marsha Norman and Night Train to Boliva by Nilo Cruz. Other productions currently running include the world premiere of So My Grandmother Died, Blah Blah Blah at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, Shakespeare’s Henry V at the New Theatre, and Cirque Éloize iD at the Arsht Center. No wonder Miami is known as the Festival City with the year round offering of festivals like the XVI International Ballet Festival of Miami. Miami is gearing for yet another incredible season of arts so get out and enjoy.
CONCERTS Multi-Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick, one of the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era (1955–1999), performs live at Hard Rock Live on September 8. Her hits include, “Walk on By,” “Message to Michael,” “Do You Know The Way To San Jose,” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” French singer Manu Chao performs in Miami for the first time on September 9 at the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park. Chao is an accomplished musician who performs many musical styles, including alternative rock, ska, punk, reggae, Latin, and salsa. 7 p.m. For more information visit www.rhythmfoundation.com. Roger Daltry starts off his North American tour with a stop at the Hard Rock Live to perform The Who’s Tommy on September 13. The former front man for The Who will perform the group’s ground breaking rock opera in its entirety.
Cirque Éloize iD
DANCE XVI International Ballet Festival of Miami, one of the most important ballet festivals in the country, comes to Miami with performances thru September 18 at various locations throughout Miami-Dade County. The festival features many prestigious international ballet companies. For more info visit www. internationalballetfestival.org.
OPERA Opera fans will delight in this special Afternoon of Operatic Delights at the Bass Museum of Art on September 11 at 3 p.m. Artists from the Miami Lyric Opera will perform a selection of arias and duets from popular operas, including Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s La Traviata and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
THE BROTHERS SIZE
THEATRE GableStage presents the Southeastern premiere of The Brothers Size running at GableStage at the Biltmore from September 3 – October 2. Written by Miami native Tarell Alvin McCraney, a playwright whose plays have not only received raves but are also known for pushing the boundaries of language, form, and sexuality. FUNDarte presents If you’re going to pull a knife, USAio, a special theatrical performance collaboration between Carlos Caballero and Elizabeth Doud, at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium from September 8-11. For more information visit www. fundarte.us. The Alliance Theatre Lab presents 1983 Pulitzer Prize-Winning play night, Mother at The Pelican Theatre from September 8-25. Written by Marsha Norman, the play deals with a mother-daughter relationship ending in tragedy. Night Train to Boliva, a play by Pulitzer-Prizewinning playwright and Miami native Nilo Cruz, runs at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre from September 14-24. This play is set in an unidentified, war-torn Latin American country. Cirque Éloize iD, a spectacular, mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus and urban dance created by the great contemporary cirque director Jeannot Painchaude, continues its run at the Arsht Center thru September 4. Henry V, one of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays, comes to the stage of the New Theatre in Coral Gables. Henry V chronicles King Henry V’s war with France over land and titles. Henry V runs thru September 11. Mad Cat Theatre Company presents the world premiere of So My Grandmother Died, Blah Blah Blah at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Written and directed by Paul Tei (Burn Notice), the comedy runs through September 10.
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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami 305.949.6722 www.arshtcenter.org Bass Museum of Art 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org GableStage at the Biltmore 1200 Anastasia Ave., Miami 305.445.1119 www.gablestage.org Hard Rock Live 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood 954.327.7625 www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com James L. Knight Center 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami 305.416.5977 www.jlkc.com Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 877.598.8497 Light Box at Goldman Warehouse 404 NW 26th St., Miami 866.811.4111 www.madcattheatre.org Miami-Dade County Auditorium 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami 305.358.5885 New Theatre 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables 305.443.5909 www.new-theatre.org
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