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thursday
november 21
Miami Book Fair International: The twelfth annual book fair continues its "Evenings With ..." series tonight at Miami-Dade Community College's Wolfson Campus Auditorium (300 NE Second Ave.) with author Walter Mosley (Devil in a Blue Dress, Black Betty), reading from his latest novel A Little Yellow Dog. On the campus's Breezeway, Spanish journalist and novelist Rosa Montero reads from her works (in Spanish). Tomorrow the series concludes with U.S. poet laureate and University of California at Berkeley English professor Robert Haas in the Auditorium reading from his latest collection Sun Under Wood. On the Breezeway Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas reads from his works (in Spanish). All "Evenings With ..." events begin at 8:00. Also tomorrow, the book fair's Street Fair opens at 10:00 a.m., beginning a weekend of entertainment, book signing and selling, and readings by authors and personalities such as Michael Ondaatje, Susan Eisenhower, Art Buchwald, Ann Beattie, Robert Olen Butler, Ana Castillo, bell hooks, Roger Ebert, Esmeralda Santiago, Robert MacNeil, Michael Moore, Sapphire, Neil Simon, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, and Ben Katchor (creator of Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, as seen in New Times). Admission to all book fair events is free. See our "Calendar Listings" for a list of book fair events, or call 237-3258 for a complete schedule. (GC)

Edouard Duval-Carrie: In his fantastic paintings, the Vodou spirits can show up in the guise of Haitian politicians or South Beach drag queens. In his bronze busts, they come alive as an enduring pantheon of esteemed patriarchs and matriarchs. Tonight at 7:00 the charismatic artist Edouard Duval-Carrie will visit the newly christened Miami Art Museum (formerly the Center for the Fine Arts, 101 W. Flagler St.) to talk about his work and share his bountiful knowledge of Vodou and its place in Haitian politics and culture. Lecture attendees can also view "The Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou" exhibition, which includes works by Duval-Carrie. Admission to the talk is three dollars. For details, call 375-1727. (JC)

Broward County Fair: Lights swirl, colors spin, and stomachs turn as the 21st annual Broward County Fair gets rolling tonight at Gulfstream Race Track (901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale). The fair features the expected multitude of high-flying, garrishly painted midway rides, of course, plus live music by pop band Blessid Union of Souls (tomorrow at 7:30), country legends Alabama (Monday at 7:30), vocalist Monica (Tuesday at 7:30), and disco kings the Village People (November 29 at 7:30), art, animal, and agriculture exhibitions, a White House miniature museum and exhibition of first ladies' gowns, a motorcycle daredevil show, and international foods. Admission is seven dollars (five for kids age six to eleven, free for tykes under six). Fair hours are 5:00 to midnight today and Monday through Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. tomorrow, noon to 1:00 a.m. on Saturday and on November 29 and 30, and noon to midnight on Sunday, Thanksgiving (November 28), and December 1. Call 954-963-3247. (GC)

Waylon Jennings: No one seems to have noticed, but Texas honky-tonk legend Waylon Jennings has spent the last few years making what might be the best music of his decades-long career -- not an easy task, considering the remarkable quality of his best late-Sixties/early-Seventies stuff. Two years back he hooked up with hotshot producer Don Was for Waymore's Blues (Part II), a magnificent updating of the classic Jennings sound: pulsating bass, incessant drums, flanging guitar, and the man's big, booming voice turning out songs that are smart, confident, and full of attitude and swagger. His latest, Right for the Time (his debut for the Houston indie label Justice), offers more of the same, with an even better band pushing Jennings along on new self-written stuff like "Cactus Texas" and "Living Legends Pt. II," a biting survey of the current country scene. And the man can still pull it off live, as you can find out for yourself tonight at 7:30, when Jennings takes the stage at the West Palm Beach Auditorium (1610 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.). Tickets range from $20 to $25. Call 561-683-6012. (JF)

Star Trek Fundraiser: Trekkies unite to make sure the Miami Space Transit Planetarium (3280 S. Miami Ave.) lives long and prospers with a two-day celebration of the release of the latest Star Trek film. Today at 5:00 warm up for the movie as the Planetarium hosts a screening of all the "Borg" episodes of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series; raffle prizes will be given away between episodes (raffle tickets cost a dollar and benefit the planetarium). Admission is ten dollars. Tomorrow at the same time, festivities continue at Mayfair in Coconut Grove, with Star Trek memorabilia, card tournaments, fan clubs, script parodies, and more prize giveaways. Finally, Cobb Mayfair Theater (3390 Mary St., Coconut Grove; 447-9969) presents Star Trek: First Contact (in which the U.S.S. Enterprise travels back in time to save the Earth from evil invaders) at various times throughout the day. Admission to all events is free except for the film screenings, which range in price from $3.75 to $6.50. Call 854-4247. (GC)

Expressionist Exploits and Surreal Sensations: The Wolfsonian (1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) and the Florida International University School of Design continue their series of milestone avant-garde art films from the Twenties. Tonight's program features Spanish director Luis Bunuel's legendary and strikingly bizarre 1928 short Un Chien Andalou, a collaboration with Salvador Dali that boasts some of the world's most famous surrealist film images, as well as a haunting tango soundtrack by Bunuel. Also on the bill is Russian director Dziga Vertov's first feature film, 1929's The Man with the Movie Camera, a boldly detailed montage of Twenties' Moscow and a textbook for advanced photographic techniques that include split screens, slow motion, and freeze frames. All films screen at 7:00. Admission is three dollars. Call 535-2634 for details. (GC)

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