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International Ballet Festival of Miami: Miami Hispanic Ballet, under the artistic direction of Pedro Pablo Pena, hosts the second annual International Ballet Festival of Miami tonight at 8:00 p.m. and tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). The festival will feature performances by dancers from twenty world-renowned dance companies, such as the English National Ballet, the Grand Moscow Classical Ballet, Mexico's Compania Nacional de Danza, Montreal's Ballets Jazz, and Miami's Ballet Concerto and Momentum Dance companies, among many others. Tickets cost $22, $32, and $42. Call 673-7300. (GC)

Putt-Modernism: Kitschiness is chic, don't you know? Whether it's Seventies television, superhero lunch boxes (not to mention underwear), or that ultimate childhood pastime -- putt-putt golf -- you're nobody if you aren't reveling in the things you made fun of years ago. And revel is exactly what you can do at this two-location exhibition by the Bass Museum of Art (2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach; 673-7530) and the ArtCenter-South Florida (1035-1037 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 534-3339). The exhibition consists of two fully functioning and playable eight-hole miniature golf courses designed by some of today's best-known contemporary artists and designers, including Michael Graves (responsible for the Swan and Dolphin hotels at Disneyworld), Cindy Sherman, Sandy Skoglund, Elizabeth Murray, Mel Chin, Alison Saar, Pat Oleszko, and Ward Shelly. You can be sure you won't miss the giant elephants and oversize gingerbread houses of the putt-putt of your youth. Admission is five dollars (kids under six get in free). Bass hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday; and 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. ACSF hours are 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday; 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday; and 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The exhibition runs through November 1. (JO)

IMAX Movie Madness: See Friday.
Schubertiade: See Friday.

september 7
Arturo Sandoval WDNA Fundraiser: Celebrated trumpet player Arturo Sandoval performs to benefit WDNA-FM (88.9) tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Coral Gables Congregational Church (3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables). Both Sandoval and WDNA are vital fixtures of South Florida's jazz community -- the Grammy Award-winning Sandoval has become a highly respected jazz player and educator in the community since his political exile from Cuba in 1990; and the station provides hours of jazz, Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban music, and world music daily. Come to think of it, so is Coral Gables Congregational. Sandoval will be joined by saxman Charles MacNeill, bassist Dennis Marks, percussionist Manuel "Egui" Castrillo, drummer Willie Jones III, and pianist/keyboardist John "Chip" Stephens. Tickets cost $25. Call 448-7421. (GC)

Bazaar-Bizarre: Big Fish Mayaimi and the Junk Yard Gypsies present this eclectic Caribbean-style open-air market on the banks of the Miami River at SE Fifth Street (just look for Big Fish's black-and-white fence). The market, which will be open from 1:00 p.m. until sunset, will offer all sorts of vintage stuff, collectors' items, plentiful junk, and loads of organic harvest (e.g., fruits and veggies). If you get hungry while shopping, there will be plenty of paella available. At 8:00 p.m. Afro-Brazilian musician Angela Patua performs with her band. Admission is free. Call 531-3964. (GC)

IMAX Movie Madness: See Friday.
Schubertiade: See Friday.
International Ballet Festival of Miami: See Saturday.
Putt-Modernism: See Saturday.

september 8
MIDEM Concert Program: It's a marathon of the music we love in Miami! Today through Wednesday several venues on Miami Beach host the MIDEM Latin America and Caribbean Music Market. This three-day extravaganza of live performances offers more than 130 performers from more than 20 nations (controversially excluding Cuba), including Colombian heartthrob Carlos Vives, Jamaica's bombastic Shaggy, Brazil's Os Paralamos do Sucesso, Hungary's Hip-Hip Boyz, and the U.S.'s own War, Michel Camilo, and Tito Puente, Jr. See "Calendar Listings," page 35, and "Clubs," page 84, for a complete schedule. (GC)

IMAX Movie Madness: See Friday.

september 9
INXS: It's been almost twenty years since these Aussie dance-rockers started kicking up some dust, and a whole decade since the six guys hit it big stateside with their Top 3 album (their biggest to date) Kick. Kinda makes you feel old, don't it? Admit it, back in 1985, you used to dance around your bedroom in your stonewashed Levi's while listening to "What You Need," didn't you? And you know you gals still make a face when you see a picture of Helena Christiensen, even though she and Michael Hutchence broke up ages ago. Relive your salad days of Eighties decadence tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Musical Theatre (5555 95th Ave.) as INXS performs songs from its tenth and latest disc, Elegantly Wasted. Tickets cost $27.75 and $29.75. Call 954-761-7300. (GC)

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