Wednesday, January 17 • 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.
Thursday, January 18 • 7:00pm
The House of the Most Loved
Angel Fraser-Logan Dance Company (AFLDC), winner of the Knight Arts Challenge Miami, a community-wide initiative funding the best ideas for the arts in South Florida, commissioned Jamar Roberts, Alvin Ailey principal dancer, to choreograph an exclusive piece for her professional dance company.
The House of the Most Loved is an abstract coming of age story told in dance form from the perspective of the youth. It illustrates the carefree energy of being young and growing up in a family surrounded by love, care, imagination and endless possibility. But what happened when these feelings are compromised by loss, dislocation, the passage of time, and the day to day rigors of life?
The House of the Most Loved explores the theme of “growth”-- both personal and as a community -- and how we can use the beauty, vitality and the memories of our past to help foster hope for our lives moving forward.
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.
Tuesday, February 13 • 7:00pm
The MOTH – Miami StorySLAM
Join us on the second Tuesday of every month!
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, February 14 • 6:30pm
In the Lobby Lounge . . . JAZZ!
JOIN US ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH . . .
for 'In the Lobby Lounge . . . JAZZ!'
On February 14, 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.
Friday, April 06 • 7:00pm
Pod Save America: POD TOURS AMERICA
Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan and special guests are bringing the pod to Olympia Theater for a live, no-bullshit conversation about politics, the press, and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
Friday, April 06 • 10:00pm
Lovett Or Leave It
Lovett or Leave It is a weekly podcast that marries the entertainment and humor of a variety show with the substance and information of a Sunday Show. It is helmed by Jon Lovett, Pod Save America co-host and a "straight shooter" who previously served as a speechwriter to President Obama and then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Each week, Lovett breaks down the week’s news with a rotating panel of comedians, journalists, activists, elected officials and other Friends of the Pod.
Lovett or Leave It is Crooked Media’s only podcast that is recorded in front of a live audience every week, which Lovett demanded to fulfill the applause quota in his contract. The show also provides an interactive experience where audience members participate in games and segments in real-time. The show concludes with a few spins of the "Rant Wheel" in order to find out which blood-boiling topic the panel will create a diatribe about on the fly. Lovett’s unique skill set and credibility in comedy and politics, combined with the rotating panel of sharp and funny guests, provides the audience with a space where they can laugh at the overwhelming absurdity of the news cycle
Saturday April 14• 7:00pm + Sunday, April 15 • 7:00pm
Disney's High School Musical
The SUPER talented kids, from fine arts conservatory MoonAmie are back on-stage at the Olympia with Disney's High School Musical.
Disney's smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.
The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, and brainy Gabriella cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Disney's High School Musical is fun for the whole family!
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
Saturday, June 02 • 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.