Blowout '97: Get a glimpse at some of the most outrageous hair looks created by stylists from several local salons tonight at the third annual Blowout fundraising event, to benefit Reef Relief. Several movie and television celebrities, including Sunset Beach's Eddie Cibrian, Michael DeLorenzo from New York Undercover, Mario Lopez from Saved by the Bell, dance diva Joi Cardwell, The Bold and the Beautiful's Lindsay Price, and Anthony Michael Hall of The Breakfast Club fame (remember him?) will perform or make appearances tonight at the Arch Club (753 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) from 9:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., while models take the runway to showcase those wild hairstyles and whimsical fashions by designer Betsey Johnson. Tickets to this eighteen-and-over event cost $15 and $30. Call 626-3813. (GC)

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: The Shores Performing Arts Theater (9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores) provides its own take on Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane's melodic musical about a young woman with acute ESP powers, opening tonight at 8:00 p.m. Christy Mauro stars as Daisy Gamble, who experiences a vision of a past life as an eighteenth-century noblewoman. Daisy begins visiting a charming psychiatrist who hypnotizes her so she can explore past lives. The stage version departs from Vincente Minnelli's 1970 musical flick starring Barbra Streisand and Yves Montand by spending more time on Daisy's past-life sequences. The production runs Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. through May 25. Tickets cost $18 and $22. Call 758-5404. (GC)

New World Symphony: See Thursday.
Momentum Dance Company: See Friday.
Arabian Nights Festival: See Friday.

may 4
Tango Festival: This passionate and intimate dance of the Argentine slums has made quite a comeback in the last few years. Little wonder; that wailing bandoneon gets under your skin. Tango is real roots music, blending influences from Italians, Spaniards, East European Jews, and Africans. Rising from the brothels of Buenos Aires in the late Nineteenth Century, the dance eventually became the rage of Paris and New York and was even accepted by the middle and upper classes in Argentina (after they got over their scandalized sensibilities at its suggestive body movements). Carlos Gardel, the foremost tango singer who died in the 1930s, brought tango to an almost mythic popularity in Argentina and beyond. After a period of relative obscurity, tango is once again popular, with movies such as Scent of a Woman depicting it prominently, Spanish superstar Julio Iglesias recording his own version of the tango, and classes sprouting up everywhere you turn. In fact, about 1000 participants are expected at this week's fourth annual Argentine Tango Congress at the Ramada Deauville Miami Beach (6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach). Opening ceremonies and the first milonga take place tonight at 9:00 p.m. Also included in the weeklong extravaganza are daytime tango classes, evening dances with a live orchestra, and the final grand ball on May 10. Tickets range from $55 for the grand ball finale to $399 for a full week's registration. Tickets must be purchased in advance; call 446-9444 for more information. (JO)

New World Symphony: See Thursday.
Arabian Nights Festival: See Friday.
Taste of the Beach: See Saturday.
Air and Sea Show: See Saturday.
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: See Saturday.

may 5
A.R. Eguiguren: Author A.R. Eguiguren sets his latest novel, New Greenland, in the not-too-distant future, with a radical environmental state taking shape in South America. The fictional land in the title, which is ruled by a totalitarian Green regime, isolates itself from the outside world and begins a complete "naturalization" of its cities, meaning that human rights are replaced by a new respect for nature. Eguiguren reads from his novel and discusses this radical environmentalist's dream world tonight at 8:00 p.m. at Books & Books (296 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables). Admission is free. Call 442-4408. (GC)

Tango Festival: See Sunday.

may 6
Florida Philharmonic: Conductor James Judd and the orchestra conclude their Masterworks series with five season-finale concerts with cellist William De Rosa at four different venues. The program features Smetana's Bartered Bride Overture, Dvoryak's Cello Concerto, Debussy's Prelude a L'Apres-midi d'un Faune, and Respighi's Pines of Rome, with performances tonight and tomorrow at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale); May 8 at the Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach); May 9 at the FAU Auditorium (off Glades Road, Boca Raton); and May 10 at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts (174 E. Flagler St.). Tickets range from $17 to $75. All concerts take place at 8:00 p.m. Call 930-1812. (GC)

Tango Festival: See Sunday.

may 7
Polaroid Plus: Two local photographers, Linda Broadfoot and Roxanne Featherly Hewing, present their Polaroid image and emulsion transfers at Photogroup (130 Madeira Ave., Coral Gables) through May 31. The works in the exhibition "Polaroid Plus" were created through two experimental processes. Image transfers are made by peeling apart Polaroid photographs before the normal developing time, then transferring the negative side onto damp watercolor paper. Emulsion transfers are created by removing and transferring the positive image layer of a Polaroid onto another surface (fabric, glass, stone, wood, sheet metal), where it can be crushed, rolled up, or frayed. Both processes allow for the images to be reworked or retouched with pastels, watercolor, dyes, pigments, or pen and ink; the results straddle the line between photography and other forms of visual art. Admission is free. Call 444-0198. (GC)

Tango Festival: See Sunday.
Florida Philharmonic: See Tuesday.

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