Calendar for the week

thursday
february 20
The Colored Museum: Florida International University's theater department presents George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum as part of the school's Black History Month celebration. The award-winning play, which premiered in 1986, is a double-edged spoof of black and white America. Tickets cost ten dollars. Performances run today through Sunday and February 27 through March 2 at the Studio Theatre in the new Wertheim Performing Arts Center (11200 SW Eighth St.), at 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:00 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. Call 348-3789.

AIDS Walk Party Weekend/Dance for Life: AIDS Walk Miami doesn't step off just yet (see Sunday), but several local clubs are hosting parties to benefit the AIDS service organization Health Crisis Network. Punch 59 improv troupe presents an evening of comedy at the EDGE/Theatre (405 Espanola Way, Miami Beach; 531-6083), beginning at 9:00 p.m. At 10:00 p.m. Groove Jet (323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 532-2002) presents "Groove Girl Does Havana," with Afro-Cuban music by Khadir. Admission to each event is ten dollars. Tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. the Warsaw Ballroom (1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 531-4555) hosts Dance for Life, with DJs Carlos Pertuz of New York and Eddie X from Los Angeles, plus local DJ David Padilla and drag divas Kitty Meow and Daisy Deadpetals. On Saturday between 9:00 p.m. and midnight at Bash (655 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 538-2274), AIDS Walk Miami grand marshals Antonio Sabato, Jr., Ellen Crawford, and Mike Genovese will be on hand for a VIP party. Admission to each event is $15. Also on Saturday between 9:00 p.m. and midnight, Bermuda Bar (3509 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 945-0196) donates proceeds from its ten-dollar cover and Bacardi drink sales to HCN. And Sunday at Liquid (1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 532-9154), your walk credential gets you in free between 11:00 p.m. and midnight. Call 751-7775.

Tuen: Local rock trio Tuen recently celebrated the release of its long-awaited first CD, Reservation of Love, a collection of country-laced rockers and emotional ballads tinged with Eighties new-wave sensibilities. Tonight at Rose's Bar & Music Lounge (754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach), the band tops a bill featuring Clark Nova, Speed McQueen, and Earth to Betsy. Admission is five dollars. Showtime is 11:00 p.m. Call 532-0228.

friday
february 21
Miami City Ballet: Last July at the Olympics Arts Festival in Atlanta, Miami City Ballet presented a program featuring four works that best represent the company's style. MCB repeats this program tonight at 8:00 p.m. and tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale), offering a tasty sampler of the company's best work. First up are two pieces by resident choreographer Jimmy Gamonet De Los Heros: the elegant D Symphonies and the sleek Nous Sommes. Rounding out the program are two works by the company's favorite choreographer, George Balanchine: the romantic Four Temperaments and the energetic Western Symphony. Tickets range in price from $17 to $46. Call 532-7713.

Florida WestFair: Get a taste of the wild, wild West during this ten-day festival at the Davie Covered Arena and Bergeron Fairgrounds (6501 Orange Dr., Davie) through March 2. WestFair kicks off tonight with a concert featuring Tracy Lawrence and Sammy Kershaw at 8:00 p.m. Tomorrow the fun continues with a parade at 10:00 a.m., a motorcycle show at 1:00 p.m., and rodeo events at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Festivities continue with rodeos on Sunday and March 1 and 2 at 2:00 p.m. and February 28 at 8:00 p.m, wrestling and a line-dancing competition on Monday at 7:30 p.m, monster truck shows on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m, and a concert featuring Neal McCoy and Patty Loveless on March 1 at 8:00 p.m. Throughout the week festgoers can enjoy carnival rides, a petting zoo, and agricultural exhibitions. Admission is four dollars (two dollars for kids ages five to twelve), on Friday through Sunday; one dollar on weekdays; seventeen dollars for concerts; and twelve dollars (five for kids) for rodeo and monster truck events. Festival hours are Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. on March 2). Call 954-791-WEST.

The Jazz Club: Actors Adriane Lenox and David Beach star in John Nassivera's play opening tonight at the Coconut Grove Playhouse (3500 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove). Set in Harlem in the early Forties, The Jazz Club follows the friendship between a wealthy English pianist and a black streetwise singer and their mutual love of jazz. Tickets cost $22 and $27. Performances run Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 p.m., with matinees at 2:00 on Sunday and selected Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons through April 13. Call 442-4000.

DanceAfrica/Miami Festival: Miami-Dade Community College's Wolfson Campus Cultura Del Lobo Performing Arts Series presents an evening of exuberant dance inherited from African culture tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). The theme of this year's program is women of the African diaspora, with performances by New York City's spiritual Urban Bush Women, the Philadelphia-based, breakdance-inspired Rennie Harris PureMovement, South African tribal troupe Soweto Street Beat Dance Company, and Brazil's traditional Bale Folclorico da Bahia. Tickets range in price from $10 to $50. Call 673-7300.

The Colored Museum: See Thursday.
AIDS Walk Party Weekend/Dance for Life: See Thursday.

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