WHO OWNS BLACK ART? As Miami Basel kicks off, celebrate the diaspora with art, music, food, panel discussions and other attractions, through Dec. 8 at the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE), 246 NW 54th St., Miami. Visit whoownsblackart.com or eventbrite.com.
ART + COMMUNITY: Art Africa Miami Fair hosts “Beyond Representation – Trailblazing A Creative Path,” an thought-provoking conversation, with Art Africa founder Neil Hall, and Malene Barnett, Black Artists + Designers Guild founder, moderated by WLRN reporter Nadege Green, 6 p.m., 919 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. The annual Art Africa Miami Fair continues through Dec. 8. Visit artafricamiamifair.com or eventbrite.com.
POINT COMFORT ART FAIR: The Hampton Art Lovers provide a platform for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) museums to showcase their collection of African American masters and emerging contemporary artists, through Dec. 8 at the Historic Ward Rooming House, 249 NW 9th St., in historic Overtown, Miami. The jointly curated exhibition will feature “Home: The Beverly Buchanan Collection” and “Barrington Watson: The Spelman Years,” selections from the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Visit hamptonartlovers.com.
MELANIN ART RENDEZVOUS: I Am Black Art in Miami, 10 visual and wearable artisans, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. through Dec. 8, Little Haiti Cultural Center Courtyard, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami. Visit melaninrendezvous.com. RING OF FIRE: The Music of Johnny Cash, at Actors Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, through Dec. 8. Tickets $30-$75, call 305-444-9293 or visit actorsplayhouse.com.
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: Learn about the first nation’s presence on the island of Virginia Key, from the Tequesta Village 1,000 years ago to the Second Seminole War, during walking tour. Call 305960-4617 or visit virginiakeybeachpark.net.
“REIMAGINING FREEDOM”: Featured artist Paola Ines Gutierrez’s Destination Colombia exhibit, African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, through Dec. 20. Visit eventbrite.com.
MULTI-CULTURAL COMIC BOOK SUPERHEROES: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit, “Eroica: Compared to the rest of the world,” funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, through Feb. 29, with several community events that will invite genre fans to have fun with the show, at the Spady, 170 NW 5th Ave., Delray Beach. Visit spadymuseum.com.
ZOO MIAMI: Watch animals receive holiday gifts on select days through December, including Christmas day, at the home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world, 12400 SW 152 St., Miami. Visit zoomiami.org or call 305-251-0400.
SOUL BASEL: Experience the rich history, art and culture of Historic Overtown at the premier showcase of black art from worldrenowned and emerging artisans during Miami’s Art Basel Week. Visit an array of exhibitions, pop-up art galleries and special events at the neighborhood’s cultural and historic facilities and outdoor venues through Dec. 9. Visit overtown.com/soulbasel.
PRIZM ART FAIR: Expanding the spectrum of international artists from Africa, the African diaspora and emerging markets, reflecting global trends in contemporary art, the exhibit featuring a dynamic group of contemporary artists returns to the Alfred I. DuPont Building, 169 E. Flagler St., through Dec. 8 during Miami Art Week.
ART BASEL EXHIBITION – THE ONE: Multicultural exhibit of 40 artists presenting unique pieces from their best collections, live painting with Murah Lemos, 7-10 p.m., 6391 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Visit eventbrite.com.
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD: Ever wanted to see a Tony Award-winning musical where the audience chooses the ending each night? The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of the hit Broadway musical based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, through Dec. 19 at the nonprofit regional theatre, 1001 East Indiantown Rd., Jupiter. Visit jupitertheatre.org or call 561-575-2223;
ART BEAT MIAMI: Five days of art, culture, food, fashion and music inspired by Haiti and the Caribbean, through Dec. 8 with Grammy Award winner Anthony Hamilton as featured celebrity guest, at the Caribbean Marketplace of the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 5925 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. The 6th year highlights include: Art Beat Miami Art Fair, daily at noon, Dec. 5 – 8; Art Beat Miami Sip & Paint, Dec. 5, 6 – 8 p.m.; Spice it Up! Miami, Dec. 6, 7 – 10 p.m.; Sew Artsy (Art on the Catwalk), Dec. 7, 5 – 7 p.m.; Poetic Lakay, Dec. 7, 8 10 p.m. Visit artbeatmiami.com, email email@example.com or call 305-4927868.
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MAVIS STAPLES: The second concert of the 2019-20 Jazz Roots concert series at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County will feature the legendary icon of American gospel and R&B, with electric-blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite as the evening’s opener. Tickets starting at $45 available by phone 305949-6722, online at arshtcenter.org, or box office at the center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
MIAMI ART WEEK VIP: Creole brunch inspired by the “Where the Oceans Meet” exhibition, 9 a.m. – noon, Museum of Art and Design @ Miami Dade College. Experience Black Power Naps / Siestas Negras installation by artists Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa, with guided nap meditations and DJ soundscapes. Free parking at the garage, 500 NE Second Ave., downtown Miami. Visit moadmdc.org or eventbrite.com.
COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Urban League of Broward County celebrates 45 years of service with the14th annual event themed “To Everything, There Is A Season,” 9 a.m. – noon at the First Church of the Open Bible, Lauderdale Lakes. Free, registration required, call 954-584-0777, visit ulbroward.org or eventbrite.com.
LINKS, INC. CELEBRATE 50 YEARS: Hollani Davis of WPTV News Channel 5 hosts the West Palm chapter’s “Living Our Life Like It’s Golden” formal White RoseGala, 6 p.m. at the Country Club of Mirasol, 11600 Mirasol Way. Visit wpblinks.org or eventbrite.com.
BASEL WITH PAT FIELD: Opening night of fourth annual ARTFASHION gallery pop-up and runway show for the Emmy Award-winning costume designer behind “Sex and the City” and “The Devil Wears Prada.” Doors open 7 p.m., show begins 8 p.m., 2621 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Street parking only, Uber recommended. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
BUNNY YEAGER ART TALK: Historic photo exhibit and panel discussion focused on pin-up and glamour photographer Bunny Yeager’s work with African American and Caribbean models of color, 1 p.m., Copper Door B&B, 439 NW 4th Ave., Miami.
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