Calendar for the week

George Winston: See Thursday.

january 17
Beaux Arts Festival: Another art festival means another reason to take the family outdoors, and this one is a biggie. More than 250 artists from across the country working in all types of media will display their works (proceeds from purchases benefit the Lowe Art Museum). Kids can entertain themselves by participating in hourlong art classes or watching performances by the Past Tymes Theatrical Company. Famished festivalgoers can choose from 30 food vendors offering cuisine from around the world. And the Gene Smith Jazz Quartet and the MAST Academy Steel Drum Band are just a few of the acts who will provide music. The fest runs today and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami campus (1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables). Admission is free. Call 284-1866. (NK)

South Florida Folk Festival: Fill up on folk music and fun at this musical feast. Today from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 8:00 p.m. at Easterlin Park (1000 NW 38th St., Fort Lauderdale), more than 60 local and national musicians (Magda Hiller, Mindy Simmons, Heidi Muller, David Roth, and others) will perform continually on four stages. The National Songwriters Competition showcases twenty tunesmiths who will play two songs each for the audience and a panel of judges. Another stage offers dancing demonstrations and lessons. And if that's not enough for you, jamming, singing, and drumming around the campfire will go on each night. Entrance to the park is one dollar; admission to the festival is ten dollars today and eight dollars tomorrow. Call 954-922-9885. (NK)

Art Deco Weekend Street Festival: See Friday.
Road Movie: See Friday.
South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Exposition: See Friday.

january 18
Florida Extravaganza: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you will eat, drink, and be merry. Not that we're advocating gluttony, but why not stuff your face like a Roman emperor when you're supporting a good cause? Today from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at FIU's Kovens Conference Center (NE 151st Street and Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami), more than 30 area restaurants -- including the Forge, Astor Place, Chef Allen's, Mark's Las Olas, and others -- will be serving up the grub, and more than 100 of the world's top wineries and spirits manufacturers will be pouring the booze. Who benefits? You, of course, and the beverage-management program endowment at FIU's School of Hospitality Management. Tickets cost $60. Call 919-5333. (NK)

The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio: What better music to listen to in a holy chamber than chamber music? This afternoon at 4:00 Temple Beth Am (5950 N. Kendall Dr.) hosts a concert by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson trio: pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo, and cellist Sharon Robinson. All celebrated soloists in their own right, the musicians banded together in 1978 and have gone on several world tours and released a slew of recordings, to great acclaim. Their program today: Haydn's Trio in E Flat major no. 29, Mendelssohn's Trio in D minor, and Tchaikovksy's Trio in A minor. Tickets range from $10-$20. Call 667-6667. (NK)

Art Deco Weekend Street Festival: See Friday.
South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Exposition: See Friday.
Beaux Arts Festival: See Saturday.
South Florida Folk Festival: See Saturday.

january 19
Martin Luther King International Festival: If you're lucky enough to have the day off to pay tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King (and shame on your boss if you don't), make sure you attend this celebration. The festivities commence with a parade at 10:30 a.m. along NW 12th Avenue and 54th Street. King Memorial Park (NW 32nd Avenue and 62nd Street) is the ultimate destination, and there the fun continues with activities for the kiddies, food, crafts, and musical acts the Hush Brothers, Betty Wright, Evelyn "Champagne" King, and the Dance Theater of Harlem. Admission is free. Call 386-6823. (NK)

Art Deco Weekend Street Festival: See Friday.
South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Exposition: See Friday.

january 20
Annie: This musical is celebrating its twentieth birthday. By now Annie should be in medical school, her dog Sandy should be more than 140 years old, and her days of looking for a rich sugar daddy to rescue her from her miserable life should be long past. Unfortunately in this unenlightened version, Annie has not been allowed to grow up. She's still nine years old, lives in an orphanage, and keeps on clinging on to that mangy old mutt. Daddy Warbucks to the rescue! But not until Sally Struthers (an ironic casting choice considering her tearful commercials for Central American orphans) has way too much fun torturing the kid with the flame-red hair and indomitable spirit (played by Brittny Kissinger -- no relation to Henry, we think) and her orphan pals. Annie runs through January 25 at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m., with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets range from $21 to $49. Call 673-7000. (NK)

South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Exposition: See Friday.

january 21
Elmore Leonard: He started out as an advertising executive who wrote Westerns on the side. In the late Sixties he turned to writing contemporary fiction and in the mid-Eighties had his breakout success with Glitz. Now 34 books later, many of which have been best sellers adapted for the silver screen (Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown is based on his Rum Punch), Leonard is still at it. Tonight at 8:00 at Books & Books (296 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables) he reads from his latest, the appropriately titled for Miami, Cuba Libre. A blend of history, romance, and adventure, the saga is set on the eve of the Spanish-American War and includes Leonard's sharp wit and tangled plot twists. Admission is free. Call 442-4408. (NK)

Annie: See Tuesday.
South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Exposition: See Friday.

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