HistoryMiami, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, unveils “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music,” a traveling exhibition exploring the influence of Latin American music and culture on American pop culture since World War II through interactive elements like guided listening stations and a 15-foot dance floor with a jukebox featuring the sounds of Gloria Estefan and Carlos Santana, alongside exclusive artifacts from Cachao Lopez, the Celia Cruz Estate and Willy Chirino. “American Sabor” opens Wednesday, Aug. 6 on the third floor gallery of the museum’s new building (formerly Miami Art Museum) through Oct. 26. A free event for families complete with an instrument “petting zoo” is 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-375-1492, historymiami.org or americansabor.org.
Adler Guerrier at PAMM
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) presents the first museum survey of work by Miami-based, Haitian-born artist Adler Guerrier Thursday, Aug. 7 with an opening reception for “Formulating a Plot,” which traces the artist’s interest in urban history and social activism through a selection of 15 years of work including photographs, prints, videos and mixed-media installations alongside a new architectural intervention. Event is 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday and seating begins at 6:30 for a discussion between Guerrier and PAMM’s associate curator Diana Nawi. Space is limited. Admission is free every first Thursday of the month. On view through Jan. 25, 2015 at 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000 or pamm.org.
One Night Stand
Locust Projects hosts “One Night Stand: The Cave of the Water Nymphs,” a social event for Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP) centered around Miami artist Christina Pettersson’s “nautical tableau vivant photo booth” from 7 – 10 p.m. Friday, August 8 at 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Free for Locust Projects members and EMP members/artists. $20 admission for guests. For tickets, call 305-576-8570 or visit locustprojects.org.
Local artist Mike Rivamonte shares a glimpse into the process of creating an illustrated children’s book with more than 40 sketches, concept art, paintings and 3D models and sculptures of his whimsical robots Marty and Otto at the Boca Raton Public Library through Aug. 31. The exhibition at 400 NW 2nd Ave., in downtown Boca is free and open to the public. For information, 561-393-7852, bocalibrary.org or rivamonte.com.