Tag: Arts & Entertainment

Writers on the Bay Reading Series presents Lauren Grodstein

FIU’s Creative Writing and Barnes & Noble will host author, Lauren Grodstein, for the second reading series event of Writers on the Bay Spring 2017.

Lauren Grodstein is the author of the New York Times-bestselling A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything, among other works.  Her new novel, Sometimes at Night, will be published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in March, 2017.  Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and her articles and essays have been included in Columbia Magazine, The New York Times, Post Road, Gourmet, Salon, and many other publications and anthologies.  She directs the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden.

Lauren Grodstein Spring 17 flyer

 

This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served and an author signing reception will follow.  We’d like to thank Barnes & Noble and The Betsy Hotel for cosponsoring this event.

A Breakfast Arts Salon at the Betsy Hotel will follow this event on Friday, February 24th at 9:30 am.  Tickets for the salon are free, but required.  For more information, visit http://www.thebetsyhotel.com/culture.  (Tickets will become available within a week of the salon.)

Writers on the Bay Reading Series presents Ann Hood

FIU’s Creative Writing and Barnes & Noble will host author, Ann Hood, for the first reading series event of Writers on the Bay Spring 2017.

Ann Hood is the bestselling author of the novels The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, and The Red Thread. Her memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, was chosen as one of the top ten non fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and was a NYT editor’s choice. She’s received two Pushcart Prizes, two Best American Food Writing Awards, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award and a Best American Travel Writing Award. Her new novel, The Book That Matters Most, was published in August by WW Norton.  

Ann Hood Spring 17 flyer

This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served and an author signing reception will follow.  We’d like to thank Barnes & Noble and The Betsy Hotel for cosponsoring this event.

A Breakfast Arts Salon at the Betsy Hotel will follow this event on Friday, January 27th at 9:30 am.  Tickets for the salon are free, but required.  For more information, visit http://www.thebetsyhotel.com/culture.  (Tickets will become available within a week of the salon.)

Memory ADN/Memoria DNA | Experimental Flamenco with Niurca Márquez

Memory ADN/Memoria DNA featuring Niurca Márquez, José Manuel Domínguez, and José Luis de la Paz. Presented by the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Department of History and the Coral Gables Museum. This event is free and open to the public

Wind and Percussion Arts Series:  Festival of Bands and performance by FIU Wind Ensemble

Chimes of Freedom

The Festival of Bands will culminate in a side-by-side concert with participating high school bands and the FIU Wind Ensemble. Inspired by the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan’s iconic song “Chimes of Freedom”, the FIUWE embarks of a musical journey honoring the plight of diverse people from adversity towards freedom. The 3rd installment of this concert series features music celebrating the triumph of the American Spirit. This concert will culminate in a performance of Aaron Copland’s pinnacle “Lincoln Portrait” with a special guest narrator, NAACP Florida Leader Adora Obi Nweze.

FIU Roarthon : Welcomes “So you think you can Dance” Winner Gaby Diaz & Moises Parra as Guest Judges !

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Help FIU ROARTHON raise money for The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on February 2, 2016! Come enjoy a night of Solo , Duet, and Group Performances by FIU Students.

The Season 12 WINNER of So You Think You Can Dance Gaby Diaz & Moises Parra will be Guest Judges for this event!

7 PM SHARP

FREE FOR FIU STUDENTS

$5 FOR NON – FIU STUDENTS

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL #FTK #ROARTHON

Visit our instagram for updates ! @fiu_roarthon

“In Deep with Diatoms” Art Exhibit

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Join us on February 1st at the Glenn Hubert Library for the opening of “In Deep with Diatoms,” an art exhibit featuring the work of Tropical Botanic Artists and Xavier Cortada that explores the beautiful world of algae through the eyes of artists and scientists.

There will be a panel discussion at 3:00 pm in room 175. The panel will be moderated by Xavier Cortada, Artist-in-Residence, FIU, and will feature

– Pauline Goldsmith: Co-founder, Tropical Botanic Artists; Vice President, American Society of Botanical Artists

– Jim Elser: Regents’ & Parents Association Professor, Arizona State University

– Nick Oehm: Education & Outreach Coordinator, Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program

– Evelyn Gaiser: Professor, Executive Director, School of Environment, Arts and Society, FIU

There will be a reception at 4:00 pm following the discussion in the ASK! Center on the 2nd floor, sponsored by SEAS and the Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC). The event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends!

The featured image is a diatom by Leo Hernandez, colored pencil on paper.

Sketching in the Galleries

Seeking a creative outlet? Come sketch at The Wolfsonian! We will provide drawing materials, gallery stools, and professional instruction to participants of all ages and skill levels. Instruction in English and Spanish.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited; materials provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Craft + Craft: Philodendron

Want a plant you can?t kill? Make one at our January Craft + Craft session while you sip on some local beer from our friends at Concrete Beach Brewing. Crafter?s choice of two projects: a (potentially) elegant nature-inspired tile, or a quirky paper cutout plant.

Open to visitors 21 and over. $10 for nonmembers, $5 for members (includes craft supplies and one craft beer sample).

Book Club: The Martian

The timing couldn?t be better to discuss Andy Weir?s best-selling 2014 novel and the inspiration behind the feature film, The Martian. Our special exhibition Margin of Error provides the perfect backdrop for analyzing the potentially fatal mistakes that leave astronaut Mark Watney stranded on Mars.

Free for members and first-time participants. Join or RSVP by emailing bookclub@thewolf.fiu.edu.

JOURNEY THROUGH SOUND: Exploring Jewish Life Through Music: Klassically Klezmer

Former principal clarinet of The Cleveland Orchestra Franklin Cohen joins the Amernet String Quartet in an annual tradition of Klezmer and Klezmer-influenced music at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. The program includes the landmark work The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov; the Hebrew Sketches of Aleksandr Krein; and works from the repertoire of clarinetist Simeon Bellison, later principal of the New York Philharmonic, from his days leading the Zimro Ensemble in Moscow.

$10 JMOF-FIU Members; $18 Non-Members; FREE for FIU Students (with valid ID)