Calendar for the week

february 13
Anti-Film Festival: For those who've had their fill of premiere parties and Top 40 soundtracks, Alliance Film/ Video Co-op offers a little art from emerging and experimental filmmakers and video artists. The fourth annual low-budget-film celebration at the Alliance Cinema (927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach) and the Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach) runs today through Sunday, with a schedule full of deconstructionist musings, broken narratives, video verite, and that film-student staple, films about film. The fest kicks off tonight at 10:00 p.m. at the Alliance with four shorts by Miami-based filmmakers, including seventeen-year-old Joe Anson, whose gender-bending See Saw stars a young cross-dressed couple. Tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. take your valentine to the Colony to see P.S.A., a 16mm film by Los Angeles's David Hunter that probes the college trend of eating excessive amounts of ramen noodles. Also featured are Jennifer Reeder's Law of Desire, the continuing story of a fetus tossed into a sewer, and films by Sharif Nakhleh of Tucson and David Libon of Memphis. On Saturday at 8:00 p.m. put on a black turtleneck and head to the Alliance for a taste of the avant-garde: among other works, the video Time Part I by New York City's Max Jones investigates insanity, and the zany Super-8 flick Wig Rodeo by Marcel de Jure from Los Angeles unspools. The fest culminates on Sunday, when experimental film kingpin Keith Sanborn from New York City leads a discussion with audience members at the Colony at 10:00 p.m. Seven of his short films will be shown, including the acclaimed Public Appearance and a Statement, with footage of JFK's corpse. Admission to all screenings is eight dollars. For more information and a full schedule, call the Co-op at 538-8242 or the Alliance at 531-8504. (JC)

Miami International Boat Show: Florida is the boating capital of the nation, maybe the friggin' universe, so hundreds of manufacturers and sellers of boats and nautical equipment converge yearly to wreak havoc upon the good citizens of Miami Beach. The 1997 Miami International Boat Show runs today through Wednesday at three locations: the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Way, Miami Beach); Biscayne Bay Marriott Marina (1633 Bayshore Dr.), and Watson Island (off MacArthur Causeway). Besides displaying every possible boat and boat-related thing imaginable, the 58th annual show features information for the first-time boat buyer; nautical fashion shows; a variety of safety, waterskiing, and fishing seminars; boat rides; and kids' activities. The show opens today with a trade-only preview, then opens to the public tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and continues Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday from noon to 7:00 p.m. (the marina and Watson Island are open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily). Admission is $20 tomorrow; $10 for adults all other days ($3 for kids six to twelve); and $16 for a two-day pass. Call 531-8410. (GC)

february 14
Ladies of Note: Thanks to a little help from the Fugees (their hip-hop remake of the 1973 hit "Killing Me Softly" topped the charts last year), Roberta Flack is back in the spotlight. Flack and fellow chanteuse Judy Collins have embarked on a five-city concert tour to benefit breast cancer research. The singers take the stage tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Tickets cost $30, $40, and $45. All proceeds benefit Georgetown University's Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research and the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition. Call 673-7300. (GC)

Valentine's Day Jazz Concerts: Celebrate romance tonight with two concerts under the stars. Get in the mood for amor as Latin music sensations Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez perform at 6:00 p.m. on the Village Green in Key Biscayne (on Crandon Boulevard). Admission is free. Call 361-5292. Or get down as C.B. Smith Park (900 Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines) hosts the Love and Jazz concert at 5:30 p.m., featuring jazz legend Joe Sample and saxman Michael Paulo. Tickets cost ten dollars. Call 954-357-8115. (GC)

Everglades Bluegrass Convention: Dance to some down-home music as the South Florida Bluegrass Association hosts its nineteenth annual festival, running today through Sunday at the Ives Estates Optimist Club (1511 NE 207th St., Aventura). The event celebrates the rich tradition of Appalachian music and features Nashville natives the Osborne Brothers, West Virginia's Redwing, Tennessee native sons the Larry Stephenson Band and Blue Highway, and, from Virginia, the Clark Family, plus local bluegrass bands. Tickets cost $8 today, $15 tomorrow, and $7 Sunday, or $27 for a weekend pass (kids twelve to sixteen pay half-price). Gates open at 9:00 a.m. daily. Call 954-983-8164. (GC)

Irish Fest '97: The luck of the Irish rubs off on everyone this weekend at Bubier Park (Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale) as the Irish Cultural Institute hosts its annual music festival, featuring performances by Irish and Irish-American bands Black 47, the Wolfe Tones, John McDermott, Irish Times, Noel Kingston, Leahy, Great Big Sea, the Clancy Brothers, Sean Fleming, and many others. Artists and craftspeople will display authentic Irish and Celtic arts, too. Tickets cost ten dollars (kids thirteen and under get in free). The festival runs today from 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. and tomorrow and Sunday from noon to 11:00 p.m. Call 800-882-ERIN. (GC)

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