Arts & Eats Guide 2009

A year-round feast of food and culture in the Magic City.



Beginning May 7, the Bass Museum will inaugurate "The Mummy Project," an ongoing exhibit containing a rare Egyptian painted wood sarcophagus and mummy from the Late Period, Dynasty XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C. Edward Bleiberg, curator of Egyptian art at the Brooklyn Museum, has been hired to consult on translation, interpretative materials, installation design, and installing objects borrowed from that museum.

The Color Purple, October at the Arsht Center
The Color Purple, October at the Arsht Center

On May 12, the Actors' Playhouse will launch the world premiere of South Florida playwright Michael McKeever's Unreasonable Doubt, a new play that offers a penetrating look at the American justice system and how it sometimes fails the society it is meant to protect. Revenge and redemption intersect in this thought-provoking drama. Unable to touch the man who savagely raped and murdered his daughter, Ty Bosworth does the next best thing: He kidnaps and tortures the defense lawyer who put the killer back on the street.

May 20 will see the debut of "Asia Pacific Exhibition" at Miami Dade College's InterAmerican Art Gallery in Little Havana. The show is part of the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration, which will also include an Asian fashion show, an origami and chopsticks workshop, and the story of anime, among other events.

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