Saturday, May 27 • 7:00pm
An Evening with a Richard Dawkins
in Conversation with Dave Barry
Richard Dawkins, world renown evolutionary biologist, and bestselling author, will be in conversation to discuss science, secularism and current events followed by a Q&A and signing.
Richard Dawkins was the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University from 1995-2008. He is an internationally best-selling author. Among his books are The Ancestor’s Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil’s Chaplain, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Magic of Reality, and An Appetite for Wonder. His most recent book is the second part of his autobiography, A Brief Candle in the Dark. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Literature. His around-the-world speaking tour is the focus of a recent documentary The Unbelievers which also features appearances by Woody Allen, Stephen Colbert, Cameron Diaz, Ian McEwan, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Hawking, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman, and Sarah Silverman.
Friday, June 09 - Saturday, June 10
Maria Verdeja School of the Arts
Maria Verdeja School of the Arts graces the stage of The Olympia Theater with a jaw dropping performance of their 30th Anniversary with one performance on Friday, June 9th, and two performances on Saturday, June 10th.
This year's performance will be a collection of all that makes Maria Verdeja School of the Arts so special. The choreography that you will see were performed within the past 30 years and chosen to represent . . .
. . . Imagination, Discipline, Competitiveness, Creativity, Fun, Achievements, Dreams, Friendship and above all Family.
Tuesday, June 13 • 7:00pm
The MOTH – Miami StorySLAM
ON the second Tuesday of every month for . . .
. . . The Moth – Miami StorySLAM.
This month's theme is: CELEBRATION.
Prepare a five-minute story about a celebration. Opulent parties with champagne and fancy cheese or a hootenanny with jug whisky and a single bag of chips. Birthday, Wedding, Bris, Bar Mitzvah, Quinceanera, Graduation, One Year Sober, Coming Out, Passing The Bar, Promotion, your candidate in office, Pregnancy, 50 Years, New Years Eve, Winter Solstice, Cinco de Mayo, July Fourth... A raise, a victory, a divorce settlement, a beautiful day.
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.
Friday, June 16, 2017, 8:00 pm
Seven-time Latin Grammy®-winner Natalia Lafourcade is one of Mexico’s biggest contemporary music stars. While anchored in her traditional roots, she also explores reggae, bossa nova, and calypso with intriguing acoustic guitar, piano, and stunningly delicate vocals.
Wednesday, June 21 • 6:30pm
In the Lobby Lounge . . . JAZZ!
JOIN US ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH . . .
for 'In the Lobby Lounge . . . JAZZ!'
On June 21st, join us in the Lobby Lounge for Othello Mollineaux Quartet (Steel Pan 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.
Friday, July 07 • 8:00pm
WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE
Members Pre-Sale Wednesday, April 5th @ 12:00 PM
General Public On-sale Friday, April 7th @ 12:00 PM
WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Turn on your radio and hide.
Saturday, July 15 • 9:00pm
“Proparoxítona”is a Standup comedy with jokes that maintains the artist's observant and comedic care. Whindersson Nunes will tells us funny and routine situations before and after fame. He talks about movies, hit songs and not counting on the lighting of the show that is fantastic!
Wednesday, July 19 • 6:30pm
In the Lobby Lounge ETC! - GONG SHOW
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, July 22 • 9:00pm
Tamo Junto com Marco Luque
After extensive experience on stage, Marco Luque discovered his talent also in Stand Up Comedy, telling stories of his life in an unusual way. It argues daily with the public, recalls stories of some personal events, giving everyone a really fun and funny night.
Sunday, October 29 • 7:00pm
Flamenco Legends: Paco de Lucia Project
Created by 10-time Latin Grammy® winner Javier Limón, The Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his career. A longtime collaborator and producer of Paco de Lucía, Javier Limón brings the secrets of flamenco at the highest level to create an experience that honors the legacy of Paco de Lucía, while paving a new path into the future of flamenco.
Paco de Lucía was widely considered to be the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by many to be Spain’s greatest musical export. He has had a revolutionary influence on flamenco music both as a composer and otherwise. His influence on flamenco guitar has been compared with that of Andrés Segovia’s on classical guitar. Throughout his 50 year career, he performed and recorded with musical legends such as Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, Carlos Santana and Al Di Meola among many others.
Presented by The Rhythm Foundation and Olympia Theater.
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.