Friday, August 19, 2016

Weekend in Miami

Miami | by Diana Galban


Every day this week, I've woken up with the warm and fuzzy feeling of a Sunday, only to jump out of bed when I realize it is actually a regular old weekday. With Friday finally upon us, we can all breathe a little easier. 

This weekend I'm planning on finishing a couple of books I'm reading, checking out the Lincoln Road market on Saturday for a recipe I'm working on, and there are a couple of cool things happening in Miami to check out with the family. 

- The gorgeous, contemporary art museum Pérez Art Museum (PAMM) in Miami is hosting Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks organized by the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition is running from August 12th to October 16th:
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks is the first major exhibition focused on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s notebooks, filled with poetry fragments, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history. This exhibition features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.

- In the Coral Gables area of Miami, The Bill Cosford Cinema in the University of Miami is participating in the #52FilmsByWomen campaign. Launched by Women in Film (WIF), the campaign hopes to inspire moviegoers to watch at least one film by a female director a week to bring awareness to the lack of opportunities and exposure that women creators experience within the film industry. Films scheduled include The Bride by Paula Ortiz, Summertime, and Linklater: Dream Is Destiny co-directed by Karen Bernstein. 

- For a classic summer-time film, The Coral Gables Art Cinema is showing Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing on Saturday during a late after hours screening. 

Have a lovely weekend!

{ image: Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960–1988). Untitled(Crown), 1982 }