The latest in Miami culture news.
This year the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will present more than 100 independent films, as well as a number of special events, such as a series of foreign films accompanied by food, music, and fashion from their countries of origin. “This year’s festival is truly a celebration of film, talent, and what FLiFF has always done best,” says Gregory von Hausch, the festival’s president and CEO, “uncovering foreignlanguage films that might never play here without us.” November 6–22. Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale
Miami City Ballet celebrates its 30th season with masterworks from George Balanchine (like Swan Lake, above) and Jerome Robbins. Also featured is Viscera, from hot new British choreographer Liam Scarlett. Through November 15. 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach, 305-929-7000
A scene from Strings, directed by Richard Turley.
Founded by actor/director William Vela, the Miami Short Film Festival attracts thousands of short-form afcionados and flmmakers to South Florida. Says Vela, “Firmly rooted in the local Coconut Grove community, the festival operates at the intersection of culture, entertainment, and experience.” November 2–7
The 2016 presidential election is quickly becoming a dream come true for pundits and comedians alike (thank you, Donald Trump). So there’s no better time to catch a local appearance by Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly and conservative comedian Dennis Miller. The duo’s latest tour is aptly titled “Don’t Be a Pinhead,” and their unlikely chemistry makes for an unforgettable night of acerbic riffs on all things political and cultural, as well as whatever story in the day’s news has them fuming or scratching their heads. November 7. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 800-745-3000
Photography by: photography by aLbErto E. taMargo (FuEntEs); aLbErto oviEdo/thE gEorgE baLanchinE trust (Swan Lake)