Cadetes del Espacio: Local producer and Orgasmic Bliss rhythm guitarist Marthin Chan and Miami-based indie label Space Cadette Records are working together this summer to release a rock en espanol compilation of the best new local talents. The fifteen bands that will participate will be chosen during two shows at Rose's Bar & Music Lounge (754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach), taking place tonight and July 12. Tonight's show features Telequenesis, Carlos Daniel, La Tribu, Sandra Dohnert, Envicio, Sygma, Tereso, Idos, Don Pepe, Seres, Armada, Impacto, Isla, and Sociedad Maldita. The July 12 show includes Sedante, Ella, Maldito Sur, Cola E' Diablo, Enemigo Sol, Aramis Lorie, Volumen, Dominique, Fuga, Jorge Moreno, Vulcano, Sofia, and Los Super Heroes. Judges from Jam magazine, MTV Latino, BMG, Spec's, and New Times will rate the bands in various categories. Admission is seven dollars. Showtime is 9:00 p.m. Call 532-0228. (GC)
Wild Kids' Day: If your kids are bouncing off the walls from all the sugar and preservatives they're eating, maybe it's time to show them how to eat and live healthy. Wild Oats Community Market (2501 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), the health-food megastore, is sponsoring an all-day series of events for children, including storytellers, handwriting analysis, a screening of the film Babe, a performance by singer/songwriter Magda Hiller, and a reading of Peter and the Wolf by Mark Gore, accompanied by flutist Laura Sue Wilonsky. Of course, various proponents of the "natural" lifestyle will also be on hand to try to wean your kids off the candy and sodas they live for. We wish them lots of luck. All events are free and open to the public; the fun starts at 11:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m. Call 954-566-9333 for more details. (JO)
Maximum Dance: See Thursday.
Charles Aznavour: He is called the French Frank Sinatra. Sure, they both started out as slim, charismatic, big-voiced youths hiding behind their mike stands. But Ol' Blue Eyes never wrote as many songs, nor did he sing his own songs exclusively, as Aznavour does. In fact, singer-songwriter-actor Aznavour has written about 700 songs and still writes music every morning, his creative muse keeping him active at age 71. Melancholy tales of lost love are Aznavour's favorite subject, it seems, judging by his international hits "Yesterday When I Was Young," "Isabelle," and "I in My Chair," among others. Aznavour croons in concert tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Tickets range from $30 to $65. Call 673-7300. (GC)
Gospel Breakfast: Celebrate Black Music Month as fast-food giant McDonald's sponsors a gospel breakfast offering performances by local ensembles and artists at the Park Plaza Hotel (7707 NW 103rd St., Hialeah) today at 9:00 a.m. The program highlights performances by Rev. Melvin Dawson of Florida City's Great St. Matthew's Holiness Church and the 30-member Genesis Ensemble, which recently had a Billboard Gospel Top 40 hit with "Jesus Stepped In," off the album Sign of the Times, as well as Rev. Connail Johnson and his ensemble Prophesy, and Dr. B.J. Love and Charro Moore. Admission is free; tickets are available through WEDR-FM (99.1). Call 358-7949 or 623-7711. (GC)
Birds of Paradise: Okay, it's the end of the month and you really have to do all that laundry that's been piling up around your bedroom, honey. We know you're busy, but you can always wash your clothes at the coolest 24-hour laundromat, Clean Machine (226 Twelfth St., Miami Beach). Why the coolest? Because it is the only laundromat that regularly displays works by local artists (so you have something to look at other than your clothes flying around in the dryer or that drag queen folding her fuschia dainties). Tonight is your last night to catch Carlos Villa's "Birds of Paradise," three-dimensional paintings inhabited by imaginary rain forest dwellers created from scraps of lumber, nails, bottle caps, and feathers. Admission is free, of course, but bring your dryer sheets and lots of quarters. Call 534-9429. (GC)
Stomp: Grab some earplugs and head over to the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) for a truly (body) moving experience. The musician-dancers of Stomp beat out marvelously complex percussion arrangements on pots and pans, trash cans, paper bags, brooms, newspapers -- everything including the kitchen sink! Called "brilliant" and "a sure-fire crowd pleaser" by the New York Times, the show runs tonight through July 6, with performances through Thursday, July 3, at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, July 4, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 5, at 5:00 and 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 6, at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Tickets range from $31 to $46. Call 673-7300. (GC)
Beethoven by the Beach: James Judd and the Florida Philharmonic challenge the artistic doldrums of the off-season with a three-week festival of performances of all the Beethoven symphonies, with soloists performing all the piano sonatas. The series begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale) with a Beethoven piano sonata-thon featuring pianist Seymour Lipkin. More sonatas will be performed by Lipkin tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. at the Broward Main Library Auditorium (100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $20. The festival takes a break on Thursday, July 3, and Friday, July 4, but starts up again on Saturday, July 5, with a family performance entitled Beethoven Lives Upstairs at the Broward Center at 2:00 p.m. Beethoven by the Beach runs through July 20 with events at various locations in the Fort Lauderdale area. Times and ticket prices vary. See our "Calendar Listings" each week or call the Philharmonic at 930-1812 for a complete schedule. (GC)