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MoCA at Goldman Warehouse. MOCASONIC Presents ¬E-Merce in Fashion¬: A series of performances that celebrate the spirit and innovation of legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. Sat., Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31, Wednesdays-Sundays. ¬Artificial Light¬: Influenced by the pioneers of light sculpture such as Dan Flavin and Bruce Nauman, the younger artists in this exhibition expand the capacity of light as a sculptural form to incorporate a surprising spectrum of associations and experiences. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 18. 404 NW 26th St, Miami, 305-573-5441.
The Moore Loft. ¬Clamor¬ and ¬Twilight Town¬: Clamor, by Allora & Calzadilla, is produced in collaboration with the Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago and the San Francisco Arts Institute. Twilight Town features videos by Sean Dack. Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 9, 9 p.m.-midnight. Continues through March 1. 3627 NE 1st Ct, Miami, 305-438-1163, www.themoorespace.org.
The Moore Space. ¬Zero Hero¬: John Bocks major installation and performance. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 4040 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-573-1622, www.themoorespace.org.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA). ¬Pablo Cano: City Beneath the Sea¬: Performances take place Saturday, Dec. 9, Sunday, Dec. 10, and Thursday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. Canos marionettes are crafted from found objects. City Beneath the Sea tells the story of life hundreds of feet below the oceans surface. When not in performance, the marionettes and set will be on view as an exhibition. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 23. $10. ¬Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light¬: Sundays, 12-5 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 7. $5. 770 NE 125th St, Miami Shores, 305-893-6211.
NADA Art Fair: New Art Dealers Alliance show. First Thursday-Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ice Palace Studios, 59 NW 14th St, Miami, 305-347-7400, www.newartdealers.org.
Photo Miami. During this art fair, 40 galleries, including Miami-based Daniel Azoulay Gallery and Karpio + Facchini Gallery, will peddle their best in photography, video, and new media, December 7-10, noon to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for a one-day pass. Soho Building, 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami, www.photomiami.com.
Pool Art Fair: Except for opening night, by appointment only. Starting Dec. 8. Fri., Dec. 8, 5-11 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 3-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10. Cavalier Hotel, 1320 Ocean Dr, 305-531-3555.
Privé. ¬Couture Assassins¬: JC Cognac & Gran Centenario Tequila present Couture Assassins hosted by artists Futura, Dave White, and Methamphibian. Art meets fashion when street-wear visionaries host live installations of their graffiti and other art. With DJ Mr. Mauricio and DJ Irie. Sat., Dec. 9, 11 p.m. 136 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-5535.
PS 14. ¬Art Bastard¬: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10. 28 NE 14th St, Miami, 305-358-3600, www.ps14.com.
Pulse Miami Art Fair: Thu., Dec. 7, 1-8 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2700 NW 2nd Ave, Miami.
Ritz-Carlton South Beach. Morris Lapidus Collection: Debut of five pieces of furniture by the acclaimed architect known for his hotels in Miami Beach features a U-curved armchair from the Eden Roc (1955), a wood-framed upholstered open-back lounge chair from the Sans Souci (1949), a two-piece bench and a round armless barrel chair with a butterfly back from a New Jersey apartment building lobby (1948), and an acrylic-arm sofa from a Miami Beach apartment (1963). More pieces will be added for the January exhibition. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 9. 212-684-0070. www.dennismiller.com. ¬Third Annual Masters Mystery Art Show¬: Featuring 1500 postcards by more than 300 artists, including Romero Britto, Carlos Betancourt, Madonna, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Zac Posen, and Roberto Cavalli. Proceeds benefit Florida International University Masters in Fine Arts Program. Thursdays, Fridays; Continues through Dec. 31. 786-525-2239. 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 786-276-4000.
Roberto Clemente Park. Scope Miami 2006: Alternative art fair (in its fifth year) challenges passive viewing by giving visitors a view of the contemporary art world available nowhere else. Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10. 101 NW 34th St, Miami, 305-573-9530, www.scope-art.com.
Rubell Family Collection: The Contemporary Arts Foundation boasts a 30,000-volume library open to the public, 27 galleries, a new media room, and sculpture garden. The Rubell collection is world-famous and roundly revered. Mondays-Sundays. 95 NW 29th St, Miami, 305-573-6090.
Sagamore Hotel. The Sagamore Hotel Art Collection: Comprising 450 pieces of contemporary art by recognized emerging and major artists, including Alyson Shotz, Jacqueline Humphries, Leo Villareal, Roxy Payne, and Christine Borland. Daily. ¬Sagamore Video Lounge¬: Inauguration of the new Sagamore Video Lounge with ongoing screenings of works by Yoko Ono, Cao Fei, Liselot van der Heijden, Timothy Hutchings, Oliver Michaels, Tracey Moffatt, Christina Petterson, Hiraki Sawa, Doug & Mike Starn, and many others. Thursdays-Sundays, 9 a.m. Continues through Dec. 10. 1671 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-535-8088, sagamorehotel.com.
Scope Miami 2006: Alternative art fair (in its fifth year) challenges passive viewing by giving visitors a view of the contemporary art world available nowhere else. Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10. Roberto Clemente Park, 101 NW 34th St, Miami, 305-573-9530, www.scope-art.com.
Seth Jason Beitler Gallery. ¬Water¬: Studies by Miami-based photographer Laura Paresky Gould. Artist reception Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Thu., Dec. 7; Sun., Jan. 14. www.paresky.com. 250 NW 23rd St, Suite 202, Miami, 305-438-0218, www.sethjason.com.