Thursday, November 16 - Sunday, November 19
In Film Series: Recent Cinema from Spain
Now in it's seventh year, Recent Cinema from Spain at the Olympia Theater has become a fixture in Miami's cultural landscape, celebrating the diversity of contemporary Spanish cinema. The last five editions attracted over 4,000 audience members each year and showcased the best of Spain's rich, vibrant and vital films.
Series Passes are $60 - Get tickets to all six films at a significant savings!
Kicking off the event will be a red-carpet opening night gala on Thursday, November 16th followed by a VIP reception.
Friday, December 01 • 9:00pm
LOL Brazil: Sergio Mallandro
SÉRGIO MALLANDRO CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF HIS CAREER WITH A STAND-UP TOUR OF THE U.S.A.
In commemoration of his 35-year career, the comedian Sérgio Mallandro arrives in the United States with the new stand-up comedy show: "Mallandramente com Sérgio Mallandro". This show has new hilarious career and personal life stories, keeping in the repertoire the jokes and characters that have already become classics such as the "General" and his ex-wife "Mary Leao".
Nicknamed the "Stand Up Comedy Phenomenon", Mallandro has toured theaters all over Brazil, and in this new he's updated his classic "Porta dos Desesperados”, the successful show of the 80s and 90s that marked the childhood of a whole generation.
Friday, December 08 • 7:30pm
Matilda - Movie Premier
Miami and Florida premiere of the movie Matilda - Russian film sensation of the year – with Q&A session with the filmmaker Alexei Uchitel after the screening and an exclusive costume exhibition.
A big-budget historical drama, Matilda tells the true story of a romance between the heir to the Russian throne, future Emperor Nicholas II, and Matilda Kshesinskaya, a prima ballerina in St. Petersburg. Amid nationwide release in Russia, the movie has been at the center of scandal: religious activists and some parliament members say Matilda is blasphemous because it depicts the holy czar in erotic scenes.
Florida residents have a unique opportunity to see this movie with English Subtitles only a month after the Russian premiere.
Saturday, December 09 • 8:00pm
NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. He is celebrating his 80th birthday by performing a select series of concerts with his Latin Jazz Septet, including this one at The Olympia Theater.
Palmieri’s piano playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. Born in Spanish Harlem to Puerto Rican parents and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle’s orchestra, playing timbales.
He played piano with popular New York bands during the 1950s before forming his own band La Perfecta in 1960. Since then he has recorded landmark albums, toured the world and been awarded countless honors – ten Grammys, Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the covered Jazz Master award by the National Endowment or the Arts.
This concert is presented by The Rhythm Foundation and The Olympia Theater.
Tuesday, December 12 • 7:00pm
The MOTH – Miami StorySLAM
ON the second Tuesday of every month for . . .
. . . The Moth – Miami StorySLAM.
Tickets are $10 and available one week in advance. Doors open at 6pm – StorySLAM begins at 7pm. Cocktails available at the bar. Guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
Want to participate in a StorySLAM? Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen.
Wednesday, December 13 • 6:30pm
In the Lobby Lounge . . . JAZZ!
JOIN US ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH . . .
for 'In the Lobby Lounge . . . JAZZ!'
On December 13, join us in the Lobby Lounge for JAZZ! Come out to meet your Downtown neighbors, have a drink and experience the Olympia like never before.
Doors open at 6:00 pm and music starts at 6:30 pm. Cocktails available at the bar. Guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
This is a FREE event, open to the public.
Wednesday, December 20 • 6:30pm
In the Lobby Lounge ETC!
JOIN US ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
for 'In the Lobby Lounge . . . ETC!'
When you've tried everything else, it's time for what's left – a little bit of burlesque, vaudeville, improv and whatever else comes into our minds. Join the Front Yard Theatre Collective in exploring the possibilities! Watch out – you might just become part of the show.
Doors will open at 6pm and the action starts at 6:30pm. Cocktails available at the cash bar. Drink specials. Attendees are invited to enjoy a guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
This is a FREE event, open to the public.
Saturday, February 10 • 8:00pm
Cie. Herve Koubi: What the Day Owes to the Night
A breathtaking all-male contemporary dance ensemble, whose members hail from Algeria and Burkina Faso.
Acclaimed choreographer Hervé Koubi makes his Miami debut with a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for 12 French-Algerian and West African male dancers that combines capoeira, martial arts, urban, and contemporary dance. Dressed in white flowing costumes, they exude grace and masculinity amid a backdrop of imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and Islamic architecture, and a musical score that combines Sufi Music, Bach and Nubian composer Hamza El Din.
This concert is presented by MDC Live Arts and Olympia Theater.
Monday, February 12 • 7:30pm
Mumiy Troll - Russia’s Cult Art/Indie Rockers who never tire of reinventing themselves bring their tour to the Olympia Theater on February 12, 2018.
The band which identify themselves as Evergreen Far Eastern romantics, was founded in Vladivostok (Russian biggest port on the Pacific coast) by Ilya Lagutenko.
They have played gigs across the globe: from Siberia to the Baltics, Mongolia to Greenland and Shanghai open-airs. Starting with the release of their first self-funded album “Morskaya” in 1997, Mumiy Troll (Мумий Тролль) rapidly became one of Russia’s most popular and influential bands.
This concert is presented by AEG Presents and Olympia Theater.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 • 8:00pm
NIGHTWISH: Decades North America 2018
As four guys looking like they’re fresh out of high-school and a girl in leather pants played at the legendary rock-venue Lepakko in Helsinki, Finland, no-one could’ve known that one day they would be performing gigantic tours and would become the most successful band to ever come from Finland with album sales in figures with more than six digits, well known by their name NIGHTWISH. From their first album, "Angels Fall First" onwards, Nightwish gradually grew, or rather evolved.
The Decades 2018 tour will showcase popular songs and never before performed cuts from the band’s deep catalog of music. Additionally, every ticket will include a special Decades Tour CD which will be distributed at the concert.
Saturday, May 12, 2018 • 8:00pm
Layali al-Andalus - National Arab Orchestra
An enchanting evening of Arab Classical music with the National Arab Orchestra and special guests.
Layali al-Andalus, or “Andalusian Nights” is our season-launch celebration. In a nod to al-Andalus and Moorish Spain, the National Arab Orchestra will be joined by esteemed Flamenco guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz and guest singers Marian Layousse, Usama Baalbaki, Alfonso Cid and Susana Behar. Dedicated to performing and preserving the classical and contemporary traditions of Arab music, this 24-member ensemble features violins and cellos alongside traditional instruments such as oud, qanun (zither), nay (reed flute) and a percussion section including riqq (Arab tambourine).
This concert is presented by MDC Live Arts