PSAT

Best of luck to all students taking the PSAT this October! Every year, 16,000 students are chosen to be semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship based on their PSAT scores, and 34,000 more are given the Commended Student Award. Of our very own, Mica Tenenbaum, Sandra Vanegas and Isadora Milanez were awarded the Commended Student Award for last year’s PSAT. To those of you taking it this year, remember that for good scores, scholarship money awaits.

Events This Weekend

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Theater
Sons of the Prophet
Come see the biting wit of this Drama Critic’s Circle Award winning play at the Gables Stage. Formerly an off-Broadway production, this show tells the story of a Lebanese family in Pennsylvania, and what happens to the family when the patriarch is killed. The play will be showing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm & 7 pm.
Same-day reduced tickets can be found at https://www.culturalconnection.org/.
Gables Stage
1200 Anastasia Ave #230 Coral Gables, FL 33134

Mamma Mia
Though not quite this weekend, this Broadway hit will be coming to Miami on October 11-13. Enjoy some ABBA hits like “Dancing Queen” and “Super Trouper” set to a great thrill. Order your tickets soon before they sell out!
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Art
“Felix Gonzalez-Torres in Context” at the De La Cruz Collection.
Spend an evening with Cesar Trasobares as he discusses the art and biographical details of artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. This event on Thursday, October 3rd is free, although an RSVP email must be sent to rsvp@delacruzcollection.org. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7.
De La Cruz Collection
23 NE 41ST STREET, MIAMI, FL 33137

Events This Weekend

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Art
Vanitas by José Toirac & Meira Marrero
The Pan American Art Projects’ free exhibit showcasing the work of José Toirac and Meira Marrero is still going. The artists’ body of work includes paintings, sculptures, installations and videos all centered on the of the fleeting nature of vanity, and the exposition will be on display until November 22.

Alberto Baraya and
FIU Faculty Exhibitions at the Frost Art Museum

Come out to the Frost Museum to see the beautiful found object taxonomies of Alberto Baraya. This Colombian artist’s work deals with the “empirical” evidence collected in the past centuries which was often distorted for purposes such as racial and ethnic discrimination. Alongside Baraya will be the FIU faculty show, which displays new ways these artists have found to depict a moment in time to look back on. The show will be open until October 13, and admission is free.

Film
Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect
Have you heard of Philip Johnson? He only founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. Oh, and designed the iconic Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Whether you know him or not, find out more about Philip Johnson at 1:00 pm at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect looks into the mind of this wildly influential architect, and the $11.50 tickets come with free admission to the Coral Gables Museum. Don’t miss it!
260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy, the Miami Beach Cinematheque will be showing this documentary compiling archival footage of the Kennedy Era and readings of letters to Jackie Kennedy that offered condolences after the President’s assassination. The documentary will be showing at 7:00 pm this Saturday, and tickets for students cost $9.
Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139

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Events This Weekend

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Film

Terms and Conditions May Apply
What are the implications of that little box
you check and never read? Find out about what it really means every
time you agree to the Terms and Conditions in this riveting
documentary. Showing only this Friday through Sunday at the Cosford
Cinema 1111 Memorial Dr Coral Gables, FL 33146

Chimpanzee
As a part of Family Day on Aragon,
the Coral Gables Art Cinema will be showing this adorable Disney
nature film. Showtimes are this Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am
Tickets cost $7.50, and children under 12 get free popcorn
(Sometimes “big children” get free popcorn too) 260 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, FL

Art

Second Saturday Artwalk– Wynwood
Get tickets online or simply come out to the Wynwood galleries for food trucks,
atmosphere, and -of course!- art. Saturday, September 14th

Miami Fashion Film Festival
This year, O Cinema is hosting a variety of fashion related features on
September 12-15. Check out their website at http://miafff.com/ to
find out event dates and times.

Vanitas by José Toirac & Meira Marrero
The Pan American Art Projects recently opened a free exhibit showcasing the work of José Toirac and Meira Marrero. Their body of work includes paintings, sculptures, installations and videos all centered on the of the fleeting nature of vanity. The exposition will be on display until November 22.

Want to play some hopscotch?

hopscotch

The Bass Museum in Miami Beach recently commissioned artist Augustina Woodgate (you may remember her presentation at DASH last year) to paint a giant game of hopscotch around the museum. This public art piece is a part of the Bass Museum’s temporary contemporary series that has featured artists like Matthew Deleget and Teresa Margolles in the past. To help make this happen, DASH students Luma L., Jill B. and Valentina V. –among other DASH volunteers– spent their time last week putting down squares and numbers from square 500 to about 900. The hopscotch game is now complete and can be enjoyed until November 15th.

Photo thanks to Luma Louzada

Events This Weekend

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Theater
Greater Tuna at the Pelican Theater
Two middle-aged men play all the inhabitants –young, old, male, female– of the fictional small town of Tuna, Texas in this hilarious play. Come watch this weekend at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets cost $12.
Rebeca Sosa Theater
Miami Springs Community Center
1401 Westward Drive
Miami Springs, FL 33166

Dance
International Ballet Festival of Miami
Dances of all types and nationalities running through September 8. Tickets cost between $25 and $65.
Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach)