Ballet Flamenco La Rosa: The fire of rebellion expressed through dance takes center stage at the Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach) as this local company, led by choreographer and artistic director Ilisa Rosal, presents two performances of traditional flamenco dance tonight at 7:00 and tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. The company's dancers, accompanied by singer-guitarist Paco Fonta, will perform several pieces, including Celia Clara's Taranto, which depicts the often-tragic lives of miners; Solea, a solo work by Clara based on what is considered the mother of all flamenco songs; and Rosal's Alegrias, a piece based on the song of the fishermen of the port of Cadiz. Tickets cost $20. Call 674-1026. (GC)

Travel SLAM: Word on the Journey: When you can't get away, let words take you there. The artsfusion arts organization continues its series of monthly spoken-word competitions tonight at 9:00 p.m. at Tap-Tap (819 Fifth St., Miami Beach) with the theme of travel. Poets and spoken-word artists are invited to present three pieces (no longer than three minutes each) about where they've been, where they are now, and where they're going. Tonight's winners return in June to compete in the third annual Grand SLAM. Admission is five dollars. Call 531-7267. (GC)

Two-Dollar Project: Space Cadette Studios (7339 SW 45th St., suite A) continues its monthly series of art openings/concerts tonight at 8:00 p.m. Painter-sculptor Jose Reyes presents his latest works in an exhibition titled "Nidification," which will remain on view through May 8; Reyes incorporates found objects and earth tones in his minimalist works. Space Cadette recording artists and avant-garde jazzsters Id, acoustic trance group A Kite Is a Victim, and experimental mood pop players the Rubberband will all perform. Admission is two dollars. Call 261-7585. (GC)

Springs River Regatta: See Friday.

april 13
Reggae Musical Extravaganza: Bayfront Park Amphitheater (301 Biscayne Blvd.) rocks with one rhythm today as the eighth annual Reggae Musical Extravaganza gets under way. This year's lineup includes Luciano, Gregory Isaacs, Tony Rebel, Cocoa Tea, Everton Blender, Anthony B, Charlie Chaplin (not that one), Screwdriver, Sizzla, Kulcha Knox, and many others. Revelers can also enjoy authentic Jamaican and international foods. Tickets cost $20. Gates open at noon. Call 654-1168. (GC)

Springs River Regatta: See Friday.
New RiverFest: See Saturday.
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa: See Saturday.

april 14
Steve Karafyllakis: Landscape photographer Steve Karafyllakis is just as selective with his cameras as he is with his subjects. For many of his works, he uses a handmade view camera that he assembled from vintage, World War II-era press-camera parts, then he approaches his subjects by looking for striking lines and strong textures. The results are silvery and detailed vistas with a spare, almost melancholy feel. Karafyllakis's works will be on view at Pallas Photographic (50 NE 40th St., suite 103) through June 7. Admission is free. Gallery hours are noon to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Call 573-7020. (GC)

april 15
Listener's Choice: The votes are in, and tonight at Bailey Concert Hall (3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie), the Florida Philharmonic will perform the classical selections that WTMI-FM (93.1) listeners chose as their favorites. Conductor James Judd will lead the orchestra to perform Handel's Water Music, Ibert's Divertissement, Bizet's Carmen Suite, Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, and Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel. The station's program director and host of the afternoon drive-time program, Lyn Farmer, will discuss the evening's music. Tickets range from $20 to $48. Additional performances will take place on April 17 at the FAU Auditorium (off Glades Road, Boca Raton), and April 18 at the Coral Springs City Centre (2855 Coral Springs Dr.). All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. Call 930-1812. (GC)

Steve Karafyllakis: See Monday.

april 16
Pagliacci/Suor Angelica: The Florida Grand Opera concludes it 1996-97 season with a program featuring two short operas starring one Diana Soviero, opening tonight at 8:00 p.m. at Dade County Auditorium (2901 W. Flagler St.). Kicking things off is Ruggiero Leoncavallo's tragic Pagliacci, the first work produced by the FGO when the company made its debut in 1942. Soprano Soviero stars as Nedda, a commedia dell'arte player whose infidelity enrages her husband, an actor (played by tenor Antonio Barasorda) who portrays a clown. Pagliacci boasts one of the most famous opera arias, sung by a crying clown while he applies his makeup. The evening continues with the company's premiere of Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica, in which Soviero portrays a fallen woman who becomes a nun to save her family from scandal in the Seventeenth Century. Tickets range from $18 to $100. Performances continue April 19, 23, and 25 at 8:00 p.m. and April 27 at 2:00 p.m. Call 854-7890. (GC)

Into the Woods: James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim spoof the magical world of fairy tales in the darkly comic musical Into the Woods, opening tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the University of Miami's Jerry Herman Ring Theatre (1380 Miller Dr., Coral Gables). The musical weaves the plots of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Baker's Wife, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel to explore what might really happen when the fairy tale ends; Lapine and Sondheim decide that "happily ever after" isn't so happy after all. Tickets cost $16 and $20. Performances continue tomorrow through April 19 and April 22 through 26 at 8:00 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. matinees on April 19, 26, and 27. Call 284-3355. (GC)

Steve Karafyllakis: See Monday.

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