3 Can’t-Miss Culture Events
Fill your culture tank with an art club for adults, musically charged art party, short film festival, and more.
September 12, 2012
Marked by Mercury, a short film by Alexa Garrity screening at MoCA this Friday
Bass Museum of Art
Thursday, September 13, 1:30–3 p.m.
Fresh off last week's launch, the Bass’ new Art Club for Adults returns this Thursday. The midday mixer will take participants on a guided tour of the current “Unnatural” exhibition, which explores the artificial but awe-inspiring visual power of technology and its effects on nature and reality. Admission is free for museum members and Miami Beach residents and $8 for all others. 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7530 Ext. 1001; bassmuseum.org
Thursday, September 13, 8 p.m.–MIDNIGHT
RAW: Natural Born Artists rings in the September edition of its monthly showcase this Thursday night. Dubbed "Ensemble," this cocktail party for creative types will fuse music, art, and design with a performance by The Cornerstones, photography by Ray Hernandez, sketch work by Brandon Dudley, and more. Online presale tickets are $10 and go up to $15 at the door. 170 N.E. 38th St., Miami; rawartists.org/miami
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
Friday, September 14, 7 p.m.
The MoCA is serving up a double feature this Friday. Not only will the museum reprise Optic Nerve (its annual short film and video festival) with two premiere screenings and 17 selected works, but it will also host the opening reception for “Trading Places II,” a program in which MoCA invited five artists to adopt temporary museum studios. Guests can mingle with the artists and get an exclusive first look at their workspaces. 770 N.E. 125th St., North Miami, 305-893-8211; mocanomi.org