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Written by Dinah McNichols, BT Contributor   
October 2019

Artisan Fair in the Shores

The Miami Shores Brockway Memorial Library (10021 NE 2nd Ave.) hosts its Fourth Annual Artisan Fair on Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine, featuring woven, knitted, stitched, beaded, strung, painted, printed, and sculpted works by numerous local artists and artisans, live folk music, and all kinds of homemade foods. Admission, of course, is free.


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Master beekeeper Daniel Calzadilla holds a degree in environmental science and sustainability, and a certificate in agroecology (local sustainable farming). And from the looks of his Facebook page, he has been rescuing lots of local hives. Calzadilla returns to Miami Beach Botanical Garden, which has its own apiary, for a Second Saturday Seminar on Beekeeping 101 on Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. to noon. You’ll come away with beekeeping basics and the satisfaction, should you take up the cause, of helping these pollinators maintain the food chain for the rest of us. Free with registration.


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Jacques Heim calls himself an architect of motion. His L.A.-based company Diavolo incorporates acrobatic verve and grace into stunning visual narratives. Among his credits: choreographer of Cirque du Soleil’s show Ka and a creative director for the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou (formerly Canton). Heim brings two acclaimed works to the Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd.) for one night only: Voyage, a phantasmagoric journey across the universe, and Trajectoire, an existential study of the human soul. Date: Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30-$85.


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It’s the season opener for New World Symphony’s free outdoor Wallcast concerts, set for Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Soundscape Park (400 17th St., Miami Beach). The featured soloist is 29-year-old Russian-born pianist/composer Daniil Trifonov, winner at age 20 of the International Tchaikovsky Competition and whom The Times of London declared to be “the most astounding pianist of our age.” Trifonov has performed with every major orchestra, and even for a Tiny Desk Performance. The program features Beethoven’s Egmont Overture; Scriabin’s Piano Concerto; and selections from Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet. A pre-concert chat begins an hour before the performance. Bring a picnic and comfy folding chairs.


Another Year, Another Monologue

It’s the return of Tony winner Eve Ensler’s Obie-winning 1996 Vagina Monologues, which is performed annually to bring attention to V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls. A performance takes place Saturday, October 12, 8:00 p.m. at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St.), where you’ll meet a number of characters, including a six-year-old child, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a grandmother who watches her granddaughter’s birth, a wartime rape survivor, and more. Tickets $35.50-$42.50.


A Night of Legends and Remembrance

Composer and respected jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his band E-Collective -- with keyboardist Fabian Almazan, guitarist Charles Altur, bassist Donald Ramsey, and drummer Oscar Seaton -- perform an Arsht-commissioned multidisciplinary work, Caravan: A Revolution on the Road. Choreographer Rennie Harris and his Philadelphia-based Puremovement hip-hop dance/theater company, and sculptor/digital fabric mapping artist Andrew Scott (who designed the cover of Blanchard’s elegiac Breathless album, a tribute to Eric Garner) add their vision. The work explores the band’s first tour and the artists’ reflections on Black Lives in our era. At the Arsht (1300 Biscayne Blvd.) on Friday, October 18, 8:00 p.m. Tickets $40-$100.


Megustalations, If You Dare!

On Saturday, October 19, at 8:00 p.m., Last Podcast on the Left hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski bring their show (i.e., “their deeply informed yet juvenile banter,” according to one writer) to the Olympia (174 E. Flagler St.). Since 2011, these guys have spun low-down, lurid, and Webby Award-winning shows that mix true crime (the grislier the better), horror (the more horrific the better), and comedy (is it cathartic, or just too weird?) as they examine urban legends, aliens, ghosts, conspiracy theories, and gore from what they call the dark side of humanity. Inappropriate? Too explicit? Not their problem. And loved they are, as their long run and fans attest. Tickets range from $29.50 to ultra VIP packages of $150.


Reclaim Your Rest at MOAD

Politics stressing you out? Over at MOAD MDC (600 Biscayne Blvd.), where the exhibit “Where the Oceans Meet” -- with works by the late Cuban painter Lydia Cabrera and the late Martinican poet Édouard Glissant -- explores the multitudinous ways that borders divide us, you can breathe deeply and take the edge off with Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras. Artists Navild Ocasta and Fannie Sosa create an interactive installation that “reclaims laziness and idleness as power.” They’re quite serious, noting that the creation of constant fatigue is a component of historical oppression. The installation in the skylight gallery offers guided meditations, vibrational sound therapy, and other restorative measures from Thursday, October 24, through January 12, 2020.


Miami’s Ghosts & Crime Tours

It’s the annual Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery Tour with HistoryMiami’s Paul George offering a pair of Halloween treks for the intrepid: Friday, October 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and 8:00-10:00 p.m. Members $20, non-members $30, children 12 and under $10. Meet at Miami City Cemetery (1800 NE 2nd Ave.). If you still need more of the ghostly ghastly, sign on for George’s Vice & Crime Coach Tour, whose highlights include mob and smuggling tales, and local scenes of kidnappings and murder Sunday October 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Members $50, non-members $60, children 12 and under $25.


Haitian Roots Music at the Bandshell

The Rhythm Foundation returns to the North Beach Bandshell with Haitian voudou rock ’n’ roots legend RAM, featuring vocalist Lunise; bandleader Richard Morse (his mother was the dancer/folklorist Emerante de Pradines Morse); and a band that includes their son. Their mizik rasin has been a staple at the famed Hotel Oloffson, and both band and hotel have survived an onslaught of political crises and natural disasters in Port-au-Prince for the past quarter century. Since 2015, RAM has also been a mainstay at Krewe du Kanaval, a New Orleans-based project with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band that celebrates the 200-year-old cultural connections between the island and the Crescent City. RAM performs Saturday, October 26. Doors open at 7:00; the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $25. 

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