South Florida Ballet Theater Great Pas de Deux Series VIII with 'Sleeping Beauty Act III: Aurora’s Wedding'

South Florida Ballet Theater, under the direction of Artistic Director Lynda DeChane along with celebrated ballet dancers, will perform some of the world’s most famous pas de deux in classical ballet’s history highlighting “Diane & Actaeon,” “Swanilda Variation,” “Paquita Variation,” and “Sleeping Beauty Act III” (“Aurora’s Wedding”).

Two performances:

  • 2:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM

Film: 'Before Night Falls,' Directed by Julian Schnabel

“Before Night Falls,” directed by Julian Schnabel, is the story of the writer, novelist, and poet Reinaldo Arenas, who was born in a poor rural area of Eastern Cuba. He initially supported the Cuban Revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959. Arenas moved to La Habana in 1963 and grew interested in writing. In 1966, he published “El mundo alucinante” (“Hallucinations”), which received critical acclaim and won honorable mention from the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists. Arenas’ openly gay lifestyle eventually led to trouble, and in 1973 he was charged with ideological deviation and sent to jail, but escaped, was rearrested, then imprisoned in El Morro. He was released in 1976, and in 1980 was part of the Mariel Boat lift to the United States. While in New York City, Arenas published “Cantando en el pozo” (“Singing From the Well”) in 1982, followed by “El palacio de la blanquísimas mofetas” (“Palace of White Skunks”) in 1982, and “El porter” (“The Doorman”) in 1987. He committed suicide by overdose on Dec. 7, 1990 at age 47. His memoir, “Antes que anochezca” (“Before Night Falls”) was published three years later, and is a principal source of this film, produced in 2000. Arenas is played by the Spanish actor Javier Bardem, whose performance and Cuban accent are absolutely perfect. Rated R, 133 minutes. Free with museum admission. Free for members and NSU students and faculty. Please RSVP to or or (954) 262-0227.

Film: “Buena Vista Social Club”

Aging Cuban musicians, whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro’s takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who traveled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians’ careers. 105 minutes, Rated G. Free with museum admission. Free for members and NSU students and faculty. Please RSVP to or or (954) 262-0227.

Three Showings:

  • 11:15 AM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM

Open Studio “Research and Development: Concerning Belonging”

“Research and Development” is a new series of artist residencies that provide artists with essential time and resources for research and for exploring new directions in their work. In this inaugural and innovative program, the museum invites South Florida artists Tom Scicluna, Rick Ulysse, Natasha Lopez de Victoria, Agustina Woodgate and Antonia Wright, to set up studios in the museum’s second floor galleries, where they will produce work that addresses issues of homelessness and belonging. Free with museum admission. Free for members and NSU students and faculty. Please RSVP to or or (954) 262-0227.

Film: “Purvis of Overtown”

After a stint in Raiford State Prison for a breaking and entering charge, Purvis Young seemed destined to fail. Yet while in prison, Purvis taught himself to paint. He became a highly acclaimed contemporary artist, now recognized nationally as an icon of black culture and history. Purvis paints simply because that’s what he needs to do. Free with museum admission. Free for members and NSU students and faculty. Please RSVP to or or (954) 262-0227.

Three Showings:

  • 11:15 AM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM

Family Day: South2

Visit the Museum of Art’s current exhibitions “When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South” and “Miami Generation: Revisited,” for a day of art, history and culture from the American South and beyond! Participate in southern traditions of folkloric storytelling with Broward County Library, and explore textiles and quilting with contemporary artists Michelle Polissaint. Next, experience culture from the Caribbean island of Cuba. View a screening of the film “Cuba for Kids,” play dominoes, practice your traditional Cuban dance moves with IFE-ILE, and your Spanish with a bilingual exhibition tour! Free with museum admission. Free for children under 12, members, and NSU students and faculty. Please RSVP to or or (954) 262-0227.

Cool Saturdays

Enjoy a tour of this historic estate at a discounted rate the first Saturday of each month from July through October. Price is $10 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. No other discounts apply.

Art Walk: Fat Village

Stop by Cadence, a landscape architecture firm, to learn about the history of the Historic Stranahan House beginning at 6:00 PM. Then stay and enjoy an evening of great art, live music and much more as you explore this unique neighborhood of shops, galleries and cultural experiences. The monthly art walk, scheduled the last Saturday of every month, always delights and offers fun surprises for guests.

Tour Old Fort Lauderdale

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society has two ongoing exhibits at the New River Inn: Fort Lauderdale’s Business History at the H. Wayne Huizenga Business History Center, and My Work Among the Florida Seminoles. Visit and see why exhibits are a special part of the tour experience. Tickets begin at $5 for New River Inn self-guided tours. Campus tour rates are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students.

Docent tours at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm

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