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New Vision Florida/Brazil: See Thursday.
November Home Show: See Thursday.

saturday
november 16
Miami Book Fair International: Arguably Miami's most outstanding cultural event, the twelfth annual Miami Book Fair International kicks off this year with a series of "Evenings With..." Tonight the series begins with famed television journalist and author Bill Moyers discussing Genesis: A Living Conversation, the companion book to his most recent public television series, at the First Presbyterian Church of Miami (609 Brickell Ave.). Tomorrow the events move to Miami-Dade Community College's Wolfson Campus auditorium (300 NE Second Ave.) as Japanese Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe reads from his latest novel, A Quiet Life. On Monday Emmy Award-winning Saturday Night Live comedy writer and rapier wit Al Franken reads from his latest, Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. On Tuesday journalist and novelist Pete Hamill reads from and discusses his new book, Piecework. And on Wednesday former Planned Parenthood Federation of America president and reproductive freedom activist Faye Wattleton discusses her book Life on the Line. All "Evenings With ..." events begin at 8:00. Admission to all Book Fair events is free. See next week's issue of New Times for more events, or call 237-3258 for a complete schedule. (GC)

Fire on the Swamp: The Seminole Tribe of Florida hosts its fourth annual two-day country music festival this weekend at the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation (about one hour west of Fort Lauderdale off I-75 at Exit 14B). Country superstar Tracy Lawrence headlines the fest, which also features singer Tracy Byrd and Cherokee country star Joe Nichols tonight, plus celebrated songwriter David Allen Coe, entertainer Bobby Bare, and wildman fiddler Doug Kershaw performing tomorrow. Other artists on the bill are former Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member John McEuen, Mexico City's Aztec Fire Dancers, bluegrass band Endless Highway, fiddle legends Vassar Clements, Johnny Gimble, James Kelly, and George Custer, and Seminole chief Jim Billie. Besides the music, festgoers can enjoy swamp buggy and airboat rides and traditional foods. Admission is ten dollars for adults (or $15 for a two-day pass), one dollar for kids under age thirteen. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. both days, with music running till 10:00 tonight and till 8:00 tomorrow. Call 800-535-2228. (GC)

New Vision Florida/Brazil: See Thursday.
November Home Show: See Thursday.
Hollywood Jazz Festival: See Friday.

sunday
november 17
Elevator to the Gallows: "You see the world much better through a camera," said Louis Malle. Judge for yourself as the Cinema Vortex film series continues with what just might be the first film of the New Wave movement. Late French director Malle's first feature film Elevator to the Gallows (1958), screening today at noon at the Alliance Cinema (927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach), is a richly ironic, archetypically Hitchcockian film noir masterpiece, starring Maurice Ronet and Jeanne Moreau as an aging war hero and his boss's wife, who contrive to murder her husband; Miles Davis's soundtrack adds an extra atmospheric dimension. Admission to each screening is four dollars. Call 531-8504. (GC)

November Home Show: See Thursday.
Hollywood Jazz Festival: See Friday.
Miami Book Fair International: See Saturday.
Fire on the Swamp: See Saturday.

monday
november 18
Moscow Soloists: Critically lauded violist-conductor Yuri Bashmet leads an ensemble composed of some of the world's most gifted chamber musicians tonight at 8:00 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Cellist Lynn Harrell joins Bashmet and 21 Moscow-based instrumentalists to perform Shostakovich, Telemann, Haydn, and Schubert. Tickets range in price from $20 to $70. Call 954-462-0222. (GC)

Latino Hassidic Music Festival: Chabad of the Grove, Chabad of Kendall, and the L'Chaim Society team up to present the first-ever Latino Hassidic Music Festival, featuring Israel's leading Latino Chassidic entertainer Yehuda "Julio" Glantz, tonight at 7:00 at the Gusman Concert Hall (1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables). Glantz's sound can best be described as Yiddish salsa blended with Hassidic music and Latin rhythms, played on a variety of traditional South American instruments including the charrango, sikkus, and pincuyo. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $4 for kids under age twelve. Call 445-5444. (GC)

November Home Show: See Thursday.
Miami Book Fair International: See Saturday.

tuesday
november 19
Deathtrap: Seasoned stage and screen actors Elliott Gould and Mariette Hartley star in multifaceted playwright Ira Levine's cleverly crafted roller-coaster ride of a comedy-thriller, opening tonight at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). One of Broadway's longest-running productions (since 1978), the Tony Award-nominated Deathtrap moves from drama to murder mystery to chucklefest as the plot careens with hairpin twists and turns. Ticket prices range from $20 to $35. Performances run tonight through Saturday at 8:00 and Sunday at 7:00, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00, through November 24. Call 673-7300. (GC)

Miami Book Fair International: See Saturday.

wednesday
november 20
Roaring Twenties Cigar and Jazz Night: The Speakeasy Lounge at Les Deux Fontaines does the Charleston all the way back to the Roaring Twenties with a cigar-smoke gala to benefit Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. Sip glasses of ten-, twelve-, and eighteen-year-old scotches and puff on an array of fine cigars while enjoying vintage jazz music -- all for a good cause. Admission is by donation (ten-dollar minimum). 1230 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 636-3511. (GC)

Miami Book Fair International: See Saturday.
Deathtrap: See Tuesday.

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