Calendar for the week

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The Lipton Championships: See Thursday.
Urbanism Explored: See Thursday.

saturday
march 22
Mozart Stube Blues Fest: Billed as the "best block party in Coral Gables," this two-day affair features eight of the finest blues acts in South Florida, all performing free just outside Mozart Stube Restaurant (325 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables). Among the acts lined up for the third annual shebang, which runs today and tomorrow from noon to 11:00 p.m., are Blues Fuse; the Miami Blues Authority; Piano Bob and Stan Street; Jr. Drinkwater and the Thirst Quenchers; and the Roach Thompson Blues Band. Call 446-1600 for more information. (JF)

Thomas Heidemann: The juxtaposition of eroticism and mortality is as old as art itself. German photographer Thomas Heidemann explores the connection in the aptly titled exhibition "Sex and Death," a tribute to his friends who are living with or have died of AIDS, on view at art1037 (formerly South Florida Art Center's ClaySpace, 1037 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach) through April 5. Often compared to Robert Mapplethorpe and Andres Serrano (two photographers who also tackled these weighty themes), Heidemann captures male nudes, scenes of bondage and S&M, and corpses at a morgue in large-format Cibachrome photographs. Admission is free. For gallery hours and further information, call 534-3339. (GC)

The Lipton Championships: See Thursday.
Urbanism Explored: See Thursday.
Made in USA: See Friday.
My Sweet Charlie: See Friday.

sunday
march 23
Ken Lazarus: Ska veteran Ken Lazarus kicks off a rare U.S. tour right here in South Florida with a concert tonight at the 441 Cabaret (4322 N. SR 7, Lauderdale Lakes). A ground-floor artist in the early-1960s development of ska (the precursor to reggae, for the intellectually challenged), Lazarus is revered for songs such as "Cecelia," "Hail the Man," and "Ska, Ska, Ska." He was also involved for a while with Federal Records (then the largest record label in the Caribbean) and the early reggae group Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires. Tickets cost $20; showtime is 7:00 p.m. Call 625-7519 for more information. (JF)

The Man by the Shore: Take a break from the larger-than-life, star-powered political thrillers of Hollywood this weekend at the Bill Cosford Cinema (University of Miami, off Campo Sano Avenue, Coral Gables). Raoul Peck's sensitive and beautifully photographed film The Man by the Shore explores the memories of a young girl who struggles for survival in the political and social upheaval of 1960s Haiti under Papa Doc Duvalier. Admission is five dollars. Times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. For additional times and upcoming films, call 284-4861. (GC)

The Lipton Championships: See Thursday.
Made in USA: See Friday.
Mozart Stube Blues Fest: See Saturday.
Thomas Heidemann: See Saturday.

monday
march 24
Cause for Alarm: Throw yourself (literally) into a hardcore history lesson tonight as New York City's hardcore pioneers Cause for Alarm take the stage at the Theater (3339 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale). Cause for Alarm (an apt name if ever there was one) originated in 1982, and in the two years they were together influenced a whole slew of bands and opened the way for groups such as the Cro-Mags, Murphy's Law, and Agnostic Front. The band is now appealing to a whole new generation of hardcore fans with its latest release, Cheaters and the Cheated (on the indie label Victory Records). Sharing the bill are Grip Inc., Dave Lombardo (of Slayer), Bloodlet, and Coal Chamber. Tickets cost $12. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Call 954-565-1117. (GC)

The Lipton Championships: See Thursday.
Made in USA: See Friday.
Thomas Heidemann: See Saturday.

tuesday
march 25
Master Class: Prolific and celebrated Oscar winner Faye Dunaway stars as opera diva Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play Master Class, opening tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse (707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale). Dunaway, an actress known for her perfectionism and total immersion in roles, is anticipated to deliver a tour de force performance as the explosively witty and temperamental Callas in her later years, when she trained (and terrified) young aspiring opera singers in her Manhattan studio. Tickets cost $47 and $50. Performances continue Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. through April 13, with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday of the first and third week, and a 7:00 p.m. show on Sunday of the second week. Call 954-763-2444. (GC)

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