Prepare to get cultured in Miami this week. Michael Clark Company will be performing their unique blend of dance styles at the Jewel Box, and the award-winning Pat Graney Company will put on a challenging dance show at the Light Box inspired by feminist artists from the 1970s. Elsewhere on the artistic spectrum, the Miami Book Fair is coming to a close, and indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara are giving a concert in Fort Lauderdale. Hungry after all that? Confidante Hotel boasts a new poolside bar and restaurant.
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November 17 - 21 | Dance
ICA Performs: Michael Clark Company
Known for a signature choreography style that combines experimentation in ballet, punk, Dada, pop, and rock, the Michael Clark Company of Great Britain will be in residency at the Jewel Box at YoungArts with public performances for five nights. These performances will draw on rock and roll and South Florida’s culture and architectural spirit as inspiration.
7:30 PM | 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami | $15 | website
November 18 - 19 | Book Fair
National Book Awards Finalists and Winners in Miami
The Miami Book Fair comes to a close after more than a week of events, activities, readings, and workshops. Say good-bye (for now) to the book fair at An Evening With National Book Awards Finalists and Winners. This prestigious award has been given to such notable authors as William Faulkner, Joan Didion, William Carlos Williams, and Joyce Carol Oates. This year’s 20 nominees will be in Miami. The next day, hear them at a series of readings to close out the fair.
Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Building 3, Second Floor, Room 3210, Miami | From $15 (Fri) and from $8 (Sat) | website
November 18 | Dance
The Pat Graney Company Presents Girl Gods
The women of the Seattle-based, Guggenheim Award–winning Pat Graney Company are taking the stage at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse for a dance piece inspired by the feminist artists of the '70s. The timing couldn’t be better. The performance will explore the ancestry of women, family history, and rage. Expect choreography that is funny, strong, and at times disturbing.
8:00 PM | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami | $15–25 | website
November 16 | Concert
Tegan and Sara with Torres
Canadian indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara are coming to Fort Lauderdale with a special guest: singer-songwriter Torres. Tegan and Sara are identical twins who have been on the scene for more than 15 years, although their 2007 album brought them into the mainstream. They’re now touring for the release of their seventh studio album, Heartthrob.
7:00 PM | Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale | From $28.50 | website
November 17 | Now Open: Restaurant
Nina’s House at the Confidante Hotel
The latest of a string of new food and beverage openings coming to the Confidante Hotel, Nina’s House is a bohemian poolside bar and restaurant with food by Richard Hales of the property’s neighboring restaurant, Bird & Bone. The food includes Florida-inspired fare like Gator Pibil and the drinks are refreshing cocktails that often incorporate fresh fruit juice.
Nina’s House, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach | website
Patricia Guarch Wise is a Miami native and the blogger behind Miami Nice. Her interests include paella, paranormal activity, Proenza Schouler, and her Pekingese named Bonnaroo.