Science Art Cinema
Tickets for the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science’s second Science Art Cinema on Friday, Oct. 23 from 7 – 10 p.m. at the de la Cruz Collection in the Miami Design District are on sale for a limited time for $10. The year-long performance event series is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and this edition focuses on the topic of fear through a 16mm screening of a fiction cult classic “Queen of Blood” (1966) as well as an informal presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Reynolds Losin from University of Miami’s Department of Psychology, who will provide insight on what occurs inside the human brain when confronted with fear. Music is by DJ Le Spam of City Progress Studio and light bites and beverages are included for guests. For more information about Science Art Cinema #2: Fear, call 305-646-4200 or visit miamisci.org. Note: Tickets will not be available at the door. To purchase in advance, go to http://bit.ly/ScienceArtCinema2.
Philodendron opens at The Wolfsonian
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, is hosting an open house Friday, Oct. 16 to celebrate the new “Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern” exhibition with free admission all day/night, interactive art activities, and curator-led tours at 2, 4, and 6 p.m. Live music and happy hour food and drink specials in the café run from 4 – p.m. Central and South American flora take over the museum in a sprawling show that charts the migration of tropical plants from their native habitats to North American and European gardens and interiors. Expect objects created by indigenous Amazonian peoples; botanical drawings by Heinrich Schott, who first classified hundreds of Philodendron species; and works by such artists and designers as Henri Matisse, Roberto Burle-Marx, Paulo Werneck, and Erdem. Follow the hashtag #TropicalWolf on social media or visit wolfsonian.org for more information.
Shop with a Designer
The Mandarin Oriental, Miami is offering a new “Shop with a Designer” package for guests to explore Miami’s under-the-radar design shops and upscale décor boutiques. Celebrity designer and style editor Courtney Cachet, who concentrates on Miami and New York, will customize each tour with stops at the city’s top art galleries, antiques dealers, ateliers for bespoke furniture and design showrooms. The special stay is priced from $1,950 and includes accommodations for two nights, daily breakfast for two, and a guided tour of Wynwood and the Design District with Cachet via chauffeured transportation. For reservations, contact the hotel at 305-913-8383 or visit mandarinoriental.com/miami.