Calendar for the week

Everglades Bluegrass Festival: Get out on the green grass and listen to the bluegrass. The South Florida Bluegrass Association allows you to do just that today from 10:00 a.m. to midnight and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when they throw the twentieth Everglades Bluegrass Festival at the Ives Estates Optimists Club (1511 NE 207th St., Aventura). Bluegrass Association bands will perform, as will Jerry Williamson and Redwing, Tater Hill, and the South Ocean String Band. Food will be available all day and evening. Audience members are encouraged to camp out if they desire and are urged to bring along a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, or bass to participate in a jam session. Tickets cost ten dollars for Saturday and five for Sunday. Call 954-741-5997. (NK)

Harry Connick, Jr.: A subtle New Orleans drawl, a debonair style, and a new album all about love: This could mean none other than Harry Connick, Jr. He sidles into the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) tonight supporting his latest release, To See You. The album title refers to the idea that sometimes you just have to see your lover's smile. Now before any teardrops fall into your gumbo, remember tonight's show isn't going to be all about gooey sentiments. This guy owes as much to Frank Sinatra as he does to the barrelhouses of New Orleans, and he's sure to break as many hearts as he gets toes to tapping. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost $30.50 and $36.00. Call 673-7300. (LB)

New York, New York: See Thursday.
Carnaval Miami: See Friday.

sunday
march 1
The Prince and the Pauper: Are your kids whining and complaining about how crummy their lives are and how they wish they were someone else? Take them to see this musical adaptation of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, in which a rich boy and a poor one trade places and find out how great it really is just to be themselves. Maybe the kids will finally pipe down. The show, presented by Story Theatre Productions and the Florida Theatrical Association, takes place at 2:00 this afternoon at the Jackie Gleason Theatre of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Tickets cost eight dollars. Call 673-7300. (NK)

New York, New York: See Thursday.
Carnaval Miami: See Friday.
South Beach Arts Festival: See Saturday.
Everglades Bluegrass Festival: See Saturday.

monday
march 2
Mondo and Latcho Drom: For the past few days Alliance Cinema (927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach) has been participating with New World Symphony, Arts for Humanity, and Area Stage in a program about the music and culture of European Gypsies. The theater is hosting an art exhibition, "The History of Pacification: The Romani in Europe," in its lobby and is screening two films: Mondo and Latcho Drom. A seemingly lost ten-year-old Gypsy boy wandering the streets of Nice, France is the protagonist of Mondo. The charming child touches the lives of an eccentric cast of characters, including a magician, a fisherman, a Vietnamese woman, and a homeless man. Latcho Drom follows a group of Gypsy musicians traveling through India, Hungary, and Romania and shows the prejudice and persecution they experience. Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday Latcho Drom screens at 6:00 p.m., Mondo at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. Admission is six dollars. In conjunction with the program, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre (541 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach), actors from Area Stage present a reading of the play Antisemitropolis, the story of an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor and the difficulties she has dealing with her past and her present. A panel discussion titled "Holocaust: Plight of the Gypsies and Jews" follows at 8:00 p.m. Call 531-8504. (NK)

tuesday
march 3
Les Miserables: Who would have thought you could get this much mileage out of a loaf of bread? That yeasty baked good is the item Jean Valjean steals to feed his hungry sister in Victor Hugo's sweeping novel Les Miserables, set in eighteenth-century France. Poor Valjean is tortured, does time in prison, then escapes and is helped by a compassionate bishop. But all the while, the relentless, self-righteous Inspector Javert is hot on the trail. Made into a musical that's been running for thirteen years in London and eleven on Broadway, the story has yet to go stale. This production replicates the Broadway show, recently revamped with new scenery, staging, lighting, and costumes. The show runs through March 8 at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Performances are at 8:00 tonight through Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with 2:00 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $16 to $53. Call 673-7300. (NK)

New York, New York: See Thursday.
Mondo and Latcho Drom: See Monday.

wednesday
march 4
Unwound: If the Laundry Room Squelchers' sessions on Thursday nights at Churchill's Hideaway (5501 NE Second Ave.) are a little too abrasive for you, Unwound, a kinder, gentler noise band from Olympia, Washington, is rolling into town tonight. Even though they're not as irritating, they're adept at manipulating bizarre noises that reach unexplored auditory realms. Tonight they're plugging their sixth album, Challenge for a Civilized Society, at this eighteen-and-over show; opening acts are Bunny Foot Charm, Ed Matus' Struggle, and Grass Patch. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. Admission is seven dollars. Call 757-1807. (LB)

New York, New York: See Thursday.
Mondo and Latcho Drom: See Monday.
Les Miserables: See Tuesday.

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