Miami Symphony Orchestra: Award-winning pianist Edith Chen joins the Miami Symphony Orchestra to present an all-Beethoven program tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the University of Miami's Gusman Concert Hall (1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables) and tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre (555 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach). Music director Manuel Ochoa leads Chen and the orchestra to perform the Piano Concerto no. 5 (Emperor), Leonora Overture, and Choral Fantasia for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra. Chen is a grand-prize winner of several international competitions, including the Ivo Pogorelich Piano Competition, the Richner International Piano Competition, and the Stravinsky International Competition. Tickets range from $15 to $30. Call 667-0015. (GC)

International Hispanic Theatre Festival: See Thursday.
South Florida Boat Show: See Friday.

sunday
june 15
Changing Spaces: Fabric in art can be more than the canvas on which a picture is painted. For some examples of just how innovatively fabric can be used in art, check out the exhibition Changing Spaces: Artists' Projects from the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, consisting of fourteen multimedia, fabric-based works, including Louise Bourgeois's She Lost It (a 180-foot spiral maze that unfurls a story as the viewer moves closer to the center), Maria Fernanda Cardoso's Flea Circus (which features tiny props used by trained fleas), and works by Chris Burden, Jim Hodges, Renee Green, Mona Hatoum, Narelle Jubelin, Betty Semmes, and Lorna Simpson, among others. The Fabric Workshop is an arts organization that commissions artists to experiment with materials, techniques, and concepts associated with fabrics to create ambitious new works. The exhibition is on view at the Miami Art Museum (101 W. Flagler St.) through August 17. Admission is five dollars. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (open Thursday until 9:00 p.m. with free admission after 5:00 p.m.); and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. Call 375-3000. (GC)

International Hispanic Theatre Festival: See Thursday.
Florida Marlins: See Friday.
South Florida Boat Show: See Friday.
Miami Symphony Orchestra: See Saturday.
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa: See Saturday.

monday
june 16
Caetano Veloso: Legendary Brazilian musician and composer Caetano Veloso makes his South Florida debut as part of his Fina Estampa tour tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) in a concert presented by the Rhythm Foundation. Together with long-time partner Gilberto Gil, Veloso revolutionized Brazilian popular music and culture when the two founded the tropicalia movement 30 years ago; the music, a blend of Afro-Brazilian, Amazon Indian, and European influences, infiltrated and invigorated all aspects of Brazilian pop culture in the late Sixties. Veloso left Brazil for political exile in London in 1969, returning three years later with an even wider range of influences and ideas. For the past two and a half decades he has enjoyed international acclaim, creating several cross-cultural collaborations. Veloso's latest project, Fina Estampa, is sung mostly in Spanish and draws from the Latin music of the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties that he grew up listening to on the radio in Bahia. Tickets cost $28, $38, and $50. Call 672-5202. (GC)

South Florida Boat Show: See Friday.

tuesday
june 17
Chloe/Giorgio: The New Theater (65 Almeria Ave., Coral Gables) concludes its second annual New Plays Project with the first-ever staged production by Hollywood-based Theatre with Your Coffee. The company, headed by playwright Roberto Prestigiacomo, generally devotes itself to developing new works through play readings; for this inaugural production, the troupe offers Allan Kravitz's Chloe and Prestigiacomo's Giorgio. Tickets cost $10 and $15. Performances run tonight through Thursday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, at 8:00 p.m., with 3:00 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22. Call 445-5300. (GC)

A Chorus Line: The perennially popular musical A Chorus Line, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett with music by Marvin Hamlisch, takes the stage tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale). An smash when it debuted in April 1975, the musical ascended to Broadway three months later to become one of the longest-running hits in history; it garnered nine Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for drama, three Drama Desk Awards, an Obie Award, and a New York Drama Critics Award for best musical, among other accolades (and was also made into a 1985 feature film starring Michael Douglas). Performances run Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday through June 22. Tickets cost $35 and $47. Call 954-462-0222. (GC)

South Florida Boat Show: See Friday.
Changing Spaces: See Sunday.

wednesday
june 18
Matthew Sweet: Jangle-rocker Matthew Sweet's music is the perfect soundtrack for (and by) someone who's been on an emotional rollercoaster after a bad breakup. First comes the denial, fear, and bargaining of Sweet's poppy 1991 hit album Girlfriend, then anger kicks in on the harder, darker followup, 1993's Altered Beast, while his ironically titled 1995 disc 100% Fun finally strikes a musical and emotional balance (acceptance, perhaps?). Despite plenty of melancholy, an overall feeling of futility and self-loathing, and a painful recognition that love's not meant to last, Sweet's music is sometimes deceptively happy-sounding, depending on the degree to which he steeps himself in misery and guitars. Commiserate with Sweet tonight at 8:00 p.m. as he sweeps into the Chili Pepper (200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) to perform songs from his new, undoubtedly bittersweet album Blue Sky on Mars. Tickets cost $12. Call 954-525-5996. (GC)

Changing Spaces: See Sunday.
Chloe/Giorgio: See Tuesday.
A Chorus Line: See Tuesday.

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