Calendar for the week

International Miami Map Fair: Antique map dealers, collectors, and experts from around the globe take you on a trip through the ancient and modern worlds at the fourth annual International Miami Map Fair, today and tomorrow at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida (101 W. Flagler St.). The event features lectures and workshops on map collecting, including a panel discussion on what to look for when buying an antique map, plus a keynote address by The Mapping of America coauthor Seymour Schwartz. Participants are invited to bring their maps for an expert appraisal. Admission to all events is $25 each day ($45 for a two-day pass); admission to the dealers' marketplace is four dollars for adults, two for kids under thirteen. Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today and noon to 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. Call 375-1492.

Ojodun -- A Black History Celebration: The Center for African Cultural Studies hosts its first annual Black History Celebration today, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the African Folklore Village (12308 SW 224th St.) with a series of musical and dance performances, speeches, and presentations. Chuck Davis, founder and artistic director of the African American Dance Ensemble, will perform his original choreographies; African village leaders Oba Oseijeman Adefummi I and Chief Omotosi Eluyemi will speak; and local musicians, singers, and dancers will perform throughout the day. In addition, dozens of craftspersons and vendors will offer traditional African clothing, art, and foods. Admission is ten dollars for adults, five for children under twelve. Call 891-3039.

Miami RV Show: See Thursday.
Burn This: See Friday.
Lorna Simpson: See Friday.
Everglades Seafood Festival: See Friday.

february 2
Naked Came the Manatee: It took thirteen local authors to create such a novel, and this baker's dozen of literary talents celebrates publication with a book-signing event today at 2:00 p.m. at Books & Books (933 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach). Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Dave Barry, James W. Hall, Edna Buchanan, Les Standiford, Paul Levine, Brian Antoni, Tananarive Due, John Dufresne, Vicki Hendricks, Carolina Hospital, and Evelyn Mayerson will all be on hand to meet fans and answer questions about this quirky, romantic, and chaotic Florida suspense thriller. Admission is free; tickets (available with book purchase) are required to have your book autographed. Call 532-3222.

The Emperor Jones: Cinema Vortex continues its series of milestone films today at noon at the Alliance Cinema (927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach) with director Dudley Murphy's 1933 adaption of Eugene O'Neill's play about a poor black Southerner who becomes an emperor. The great Paul Robeson stars in the title role; Murphy added entire sections to O'Neill's material, including songs and realistic details considered by some critics to be the best parts of the film. Admission is four dollars. Call 531-8504.

Miami RV Show: See Thursday.
Burn This: See Friday.
Lorna Simpson: See Friday.
Everglades Seafood Festival: See Friday.
Florida Renaissance Festival: See Saturday.
International Miami Map Fair: See Saturday.

february 3
William Cordova: The works of Peruvian-born, Miami- and Chicago-based artist William Cordova look like mysterious blueprints to unknown worlds. Cordova's textured canvases incorporate wry text in English and Spanish and cryptic numbers, measurements, and drawings into minimalist paintings in rich, organic colors, layered with materials such as type-correction liquid and surgical tape. Cordova says the works represent "a tug of war between emotion and logic." An exhibition of works by Cordova at the Espanola Way Art Center (405 Espanola Way, second floor, Miami Beach) opens tonight with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and runs through February 15. Admission is free. Gallery hours are subject to change; call 673-6248 for details.

february 4
West Side The Sharks and the Jets dance into the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) in Alan Johnson's staging of the original West Side Story, running through February 9. The collaboration of four legends (director-choreographer Jerome Robbins, librettist Arthur Laurents, composer Leonard Bernstein, and lyricist Stephen Sondheim), this musical has retained its relevance since debuting exactly four decades ago. Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the timeless love story is set against the backdrop of ethnic gang warfare in the streets of New York (the recent film version of Romeo and Juliet, in fact, bears more of a resemblance to West Side Story than anything else, with its ethnically diverse casting and gritty urban setting). Tickets range in price from $31 to $46. Performances run Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m., with 2:00 matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Call 673-7300.

Man of La Mancha: Robert Goulet lends his rich voice to the role of Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote as he stars in this five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway classic, opening tonight at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale). After it opened in 1965 at Lincoln Center, Man of La Mancha ran for more than 2000 performances on Broadway and spawned the memorable hit song, "The Impossible Dream." With book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh, the musical follows the windmill-chasing Quixote (and his trusty sidekick Sancho Panza) on his quest for the love of the beautiful Dulcinea. Tickets range in price from $35 to $47. Performances run Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., with 2:00 matinees Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday through February 16. Call 954-462-0222.

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