A much-needed reprieve from the season's heat and downpours, SummerFest 2005 at Miami Art Central (5960 SW 57th Ave., Miami) is a collection of multidisciplinary events that bring visual arts, music, film, and literature together. A film series for young international filmmakers curated by University of Miami professors will be shown Friday evenings now through August, discussions with the directors to follow each. Tonight at 7:30 you can see Down to the Bone, directed by Debra Granik. Tickets cost five dollars, three dollars for children and seniors. For more information about SummerFest events and to RSVP, call 305-455-3336, or visit www.miamiartcentral.org. -- Christina Kent
A party for peace
Unfold from your lotus position and indulge yourself in an evening of music and fashion at a Gala Fundraiser for Synergy Center for Yoga and the Healing Arts (435 Española Way, Miami Beach), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote good health and peace through yoga. Tonight Synergy graduate and songstress Angela Fischetti will perform; the Bohemian will present an Indian fashion show and belly dance; and you can also bid on massage treatments and private yoga sessions in the silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the studio and support its community outreach program. Leave your mat and blocks at home and be prepared to party at 7:00. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Your ticket also enters you in a raffle to win ten free classes. Call 305-538-7073, or visit www.synergyyoga.org. --Lyssa Oberkreser
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A 48-hour film project
BY PATRICE ELIZABETH GrELL YURSIK
Filmmaking is not an exact science. On a feature-length production, it can take two days to shoot a single scene. Local moviemakers will have an opportunity to show how creative they really are, thanks to the 48 Hour Film Project. Teams work against time to write, shoot, and edit a short film in only two days. They choose their genre out of a hat, so filmmakers who specialize in horror flicks, for example, might wind up having to make a musical or Western. Because Miami is participating in this worldwide project for the first time, contestants are required to include shots of recognizable city landmarks. See the results tonight at 7:30 and 9:30 at Sunrise Cinemas 8, Intracoastal Mall, 3701 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach. Tickets cost ten dollars. Call 305-949-0064, or visit www.48hourfilm.com. --Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik