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HAPPENINGS CONCERTS & SHOWS January 12 AMERNET STRING QUARTET WITH MICHAEL TREE The young quartet is made up of Misha Vitenson, Marcia Littley, Michael Klotz and Jason Calloway, who are currently the Artists-in-Residence at Florida International University. The group performs with special guest and legendary violinist Michael Tree o f t he Guanieri Quartet. www.sundaymusicals.org February 14 'MOONLIGHT & MUSIC' VALENTINE'S DAY CONCERT The 15th annual Valentine's Day Concert held at the Deering Estate offers couples the opportunity to celebrate their love at a romantic, outdoor concert under the stars, on the edge of Biscayne Bay. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. www.deeringestate.org February 14 THE WINDS OF ROMANCE Presented by The Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra, "The Winds of Romance" is the perfect way to enjoy your Valentine's Day. The show begins with romantic classics from Broadway and the silver screen, followed by the swinging Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra playing hits from the golden age of the big bands. www.fau.edu/artsandlettersnews February 15—16 A VALENTINE FIESTA Celebrate Valentine's Day all weekend long with the romantic music of Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Ravel, in a program featuring Principal Horn Hector Rodriguez and led by one of the most compelling young conductors of her generation, Gemma New. www.themiso.org February 22 ANKARA MIAMI 2014 Africa meets the runway — Miami style — in the 3rd annual Ankara Fashion & Cultural Show. Be there for an electrifying night of innovative designs, freeing fashions and culturally arousing performances inspired byAfrican tradition. www.ankaramiami.com March 1 WHOOPI GOLDBERG Whoopi is set to perform her cutting-edge comedy show on a very limited edition tour. Although most of us now watch Goldberg as the co-host of "The View" on daytime TV, her talents as an actor and comedian have put her in elite company as one of only Ave entertainers to receive the Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy awards. www.miami-theater.com DANCE, OPERA & THEATER January 10—February 2 MIAMI CITY BALLET PRESENTS PROGRAM II: "SEE THE MUSIC" Considered one of George Balanchine's signature works, "Concerto Barocco" is set to a glorious Bach Violin Concerto. Leading contemporary choreographer Nacho Duato's "Jardi Tancat," based on Catalan folk songs, is lyrical, soulful and profoundly Spanish. "Chutes and Ladders" makes its main stage debut. And created for MCB by visionary choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, the dramatic, fast-paced "Symphonic Dances" — set to Sergei Rachmaninoff's powerful score — is back by popular demand. www.miamicityballet.org January 30—February 23 ASSASSINS Winner of five 2004 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, "Assassins" is the show that gives new meaning to the phrase "killer musical." With a stylish Stephen Sondheim score and a provocative book by John Weidman, "Assassins" brings to the stage a (shooting) gallery of some of history's most notorious players — the men and women who have attempted to kill American presidents. www.arshtcenter.org 24 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 SOUTHFLORIDALUXURYGUIDE.COM


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