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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Flag Day
Event Title: SUMMER SHORTS
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
City Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center present
SUMMER SHORTS
Featuring Signature Shorts and undershorts

June 2-26, 2011
City Theatre's SUMMER SHORTS is the hottest ticket for the coolest night in town!
Signature Shorts is the series that put City Theatre's "shorts" on the map! A "short" is a one-act play running 5-20 minutes. Now celebrating it's 16th anniversary season, this year's Signature Shorts features South Florida's finest talent in a brand-new mix of hilarious comedies and heartfelt dramas in one fast and furious program.
undershorts is City Theatre's late-night series of short plays that are provocative, irreverent, and hilarious. Featuring an all-new roster of edgy plays, undershorts pushs the envelope with social and political material reflective of the times in one fast and furious program. undershorts contains adult content, language, and nudity. Not appropriate for those under 17.
Sign up for the Adrienne Arsht Center email list at www.arshtcenter.org to be notified when tickets go on sale for Summer Shorts.

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Where: Borders Art Gallery
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill Holds
23rd Annual Exhibition
Friday, May 27, 2011. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
From May 27 through June 24, 2011
The National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI) marks its 23 years of service to outsider art with its 23rd Annual Exhibition on May 27, 2011 at Borders Art Gallery.
NAEMI's mission is to reduce the stigma associated with mental disabilities by discovering, studying, promoting, exhibiting and preserving the art of artists with mental disabilities. NAEMI strives to increase public awareness, knowledge, and understanding of art that is conceived and created by artists with mental disabilities, and to provide opportunities for their employment through the exhibition and sale of art works. Art created by artists with mental disabilities, also referred to as Outsider Art, pertains to art produced by self taught individuals, usually without any formal artistic training, whose work arise from an intensity of innate-personal vision. Although there is an explosion of interest in this art, it remains difficult for the work of artists with mental disabilities to be discovered or seen.
For over 24 years NAEMI's deep concern with the lack of opportunity for artists with mental disabilities to have equal access to art exhibitions and employment in the arts has created notable exhibitions and catalog books. This project seeks to further the understanding of Outsider Art, the creative process, and the art exhibition experience with a uniquely enthralling art interpretation performance as well as through the work of artists with mental disabilities. The absence of this artistic expression in the cultural mainstream limits the scope of study of the human creative process, marginalizes the presence of a member in the community, and may perpetuate the stigma of mental illness. Experts uniformly contend that the whole community should be educated on the impact of mental illness and advocate for its complete parity with physical illness.
NAEMI collaborates with international arts organizations, local civic leaders, and artists to provide penetrating presentations and creative workshops on issues relating to mental illness, creativity, and advocacy.
Featuring the works of artists from the U.S., England, Spain, Chile, Mexico, and Paraguay. The exhibition is open to the public and sponsored by Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council and the Miami Dade county commissioners, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutica.
All 40 works featured in the exhibition will be available for sale with proceeds benefiting the artists and NAEMI's goal of helping artists with mental illness from around the world.
The exhibition begins with an opening reception May 27 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - offering attendees a chance to meet the featured artists - and will continue through June 24.
About NAEMI
NAEMI an international organization dedicated to discovering, promoting and exhibiting work by artists with mental illness launches a new exhibition with an opening reception Borders Art Gallery.
NAEMI at Borders Art Gallery
1601 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33135
www.naemi.org
www.borderspictureframing.com


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Where: Locust Projects
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Intuitive Collaborative Dance Performance with Matthew Ronay and Nathan Carter
Saturday, May 14th, 7-10pm
Through June 18th
Friday, May 13th, 6:30pm
Conversation with the artists

Conceived specifically for Locust Projects, Brooklyn-based artists Matthew Ronay and Nathan Carter will present an intuitive dance performance and a didgeridoo revue.


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Event Title: Out in the Tropics
Where: various
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Out in the Tropics: a different kind of performing arts festival
June 9 - 19, 2011

Out in the Tropics, a different kind of performing arts festival, brings a full range of award-winning, contemporary GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) artists and arts events to South Florida, June 9 - 19, 2011. In its second edition, Out in the Tropics has a great line-up including:
Opening Kick Off Event including panel discussion, Words and Power, with Festival artists Bitch, Keith Hennessy, Andrea Askowitz and South Florida-based performance artist Octavio Campos and reception sponsored by The Shore Club and Meals That Heal on Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 pm at The Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
Bitch, described as "a music box all of her own" and whose music was heard on Showtime's The L Word, on Friday, June 10 at 8:00 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Dirty Little Secrets by Jai Rodriguez, who is best known for his roles in the musical Rent and Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, co-presented with City Theatre and Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, on Fridays, June 10 & 17 at 10:00 pm and Sunday, June 19 at 7:30 pm at the Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami.
Bessie-awarding winning dance theatre work, CROTCH (all the Joseph Beuys references in the world cannot heal the pain, confusion, regret, cruelty, betrayal or trauma…) by Keith Hennessy/Zero Performance, one of the pioneers of queer performance, on Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
A Women's Reception and Screening of CRACKS, a feature film by Jordan Scott set in a 1930s-era isolated English all-girls boarding school on the eve of WWII, on Sunday, June 12 at 6:30 pm at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables. Reception sponsored by Mary D. Events.
Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud, Miami's most popular literary event produced by Andrea Askowitz and Esther Martinez, on Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 pm at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. The Afterparty at 10:00 pm will be hosted at Books and Books, Lip Service's long-time sponsor.
VIP Festival passes are available at www.outinthetropics.com or by calling (305) 910-7898. The passes include one ticket to every event of the festival and additional perks for $100. No ticket surcharges apply to the festival passes. Tickets may be purchased in advance online for all events. Details for each event are outlined in the schedule of events. Advance ticket sales may also be purchased in-person at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Colony Theatre without a service charge. Group sale discounts can also be arranged by calling (305) 910-7898. All venues are wheelchair accessible.
For anyone who wishes to stay overnight in South Beach during the festival there are discount room rates available at The Shore Club, the official host hotel, using code 802490 either online at www.shoreclub.com or by calling (877) 640-9500.
More information about the festival can be found online at www.outinthetropics.com and www.facebook/outinthetropics or by contacting FUNDarte at info@fundarte.us or (305) 910-7898.
FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization, founded and directed by Ever Chavez, dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami's diverse cultures.

COMPLETE DETAILED FESTIVAL SCHEDULE BELOW-
Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
Opening Kick Off Event: Panel Discussion and Reception
The Shore Club, 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Free and open to the public. For additional information about the event or the festival,
call (305) 910-7898.
Out in the Tropics kicks off its second year with a panel discussion and opening reception at our official hotel, The Shore Club. The evening begins with the ideas and insights of some of the best GLBT contemporary artists in Words and Power, a panel discussion moderated by Founding Artistic Director Robert Rosenberg. This opening event features Festival artists Bitch, Keith Hennessy, Andrea Askowitz and South Florida-based performance artist Octavio Campos, in an in-depth discussion addressing how many GLBT artists turn words that have often been seen as oppressive and offensive-bitch, queer, dyke, fag-around to find different, and liberatory meanings. At 8:00 pm, the evening continues with a reception featuring food courtesy of Meals That Heal and a cash bar.
Friday, June 10 at 8:00 pm
Bitch: In Concert
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Tickets are $20 and $15 for students/seniors and may be purchased at fundarte.us; or ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 or in-person at the Colony Theatre box office
(305) 674-1040. For additional information about the event or the festival, call (305) 910-7898.
New York-based singer songwriter Bitch takes the stage at the Colony Theatre. According to The Village Voice, "Bitch's mouthy wordplay and virtuous electric violin playing are ferociously hot." Bitch, who appeared in John Cameron Mitchell's 2006 film Shortbus and toured and recorded with Ani DiFranco, has been described as "a music box all of her own." Bitch's latest record, Blasted! (2010), continues to push the envelope with her wild-spirited avant-garde "theatrical punk" sound and has produced her most listenable and enjoyable album to date.
Fridays, June 10 & 17 at 10:00 pm
Sunday, June 19 at 7:30 pm
Jai Rodriguez' Dirty Little Secrets
Carnival Studio Theater at Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
Co-presented by City Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets are $35 and $17.50 students/seniors and may be purchased at arshtcenter.org or by calling (305) 949-6722.
For additional information about the event or the festival, call (305) 910-7898.
Jai Rodriguez, star of Bravo TV's Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and Broadway's Rent and The Producers, dishes the dirt in his hilarious and provocative late night show. Dirty Little Secrets continues Emmy-award winning Rodriguez' interest in late night. He became a star in the firmament of New York City nightlife when he created his long running Twisted Cabaret in one of NYC's most notable hotspots, Club XL. Recently, he has created other one-man shows, XPOSED and My Truth, Surviving Sex. On the big screen, Jai most recently appeared in a leading role in Oy Vey My Son Is Gay.
There will also be an encore performance of Dirty Little Secrets on June 24 at 10:00pm as part of City Theatre's CityWrights Festival.
Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 pm
Keith Hennessy/Zero Performance
CROTCH (all the Joseph Beuys references in the world cannot heal the pain, confusion, regret, cruelty, betrayal or trauma…)
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Tickets are $20 and $15 for students/seniors and may be purchased at fundarte.us ; or ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 or in-person at the Colony Theatre box office
(305) 674-1040. For additional information about the event or the festival, call (305) 910-7898.
Keith Hennessy's Bessie-awarding winning piece was presented to critical acclaim at New York's Dance Theatre Workshop in 2009. CROTCH references the images and actions of legendary conceptual artist Joseph Beuys. On the surface, the work is about art-its histories and heroes. On a deeper level, a sadness grows within a queer divorce melancholy. Hennessy was a pioneer in the queer performance scene in San Francisco during the 1980s and 1990s. He has been featured in several books and documentaries, including David Gere's "How To Make Dances in an Epidemic," Richard Mohr's "Gay Ideas," and Dancers in Exile.
Sunday, June 12 at 6:30 pm
Women's Reception at 6:30 pm; Screening of CRACKS at 8:00 pm
Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at fundarte.us or tix.com or by calling (800) 595-4849.
For additional information about the event or the festival, call (305) 910-7898.
Mary D. Events hosts a Women's Reception prior to the screening of the film, CRACKS, an official selection of the Toronto and London BFI Film Festivals. Crushes, "cracks" in British slang, and jealousies are the ruling passions of this beautifully realized debut film from Jordan Scott, daughter of the legendary director Ridley Scott. Set in a 1930s-era isolated English all-girls boarding school on the eve of WWII, CRACKS starts "Bond-girl" Eva Green in a blistering performance as "Miss G," a glamorous teacher who is idolized as the coach of the cliquish student diving team. When she suddenly turns her attention to a beautiful, new teen from Spain, all bets are off. The film evokes a by-gone era as well as the very real erotic and emotional tensions between young women of any decade.
There will be additional screenings of CRACKS through June 16th. Full schedule and theatre info at www.gablescinema.com.
Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 pm
Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud
Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at lipservicestories.com.
For additional information about the event or the festival, call (305) 910-7898.
The popular literary event returns to the Miracle Theatre after its last sold-out event presented in partnership with WLRN's Under the Sun. Produced by Andrea Askowitz (author of My Miserable, Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy) and Esther Martinez, Lip Service is a storytelling series featuring stories that are hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant, embarrassing, inspiring and all true. Celebrating its five year anniversary, Lip Service made its radio and television debut on WLRN this past month. At this special event, eight South Floridians will reveal the truth about their diverse lives including GLBT experiences. The Afterparty at 10:00 pm will be hosted at Books and Books, Lip Service's long-time sponsor, located at 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables.

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