4 performing and visual arts events to check out in Miami this week

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Miami this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a discussion with an American and Venezuelan visual artist to a free salsa class.

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Artist Talk: Gabriela Gamboa

Curator and artist Yucef Merhi will sit down with Venezuelan-American visual artist Gabriela Gamboa this Tuesday night to discuss the evolution of her creative process. Gamboa — known for her work in photography, video, performance and printmaking, incorporating both digital and analog mediums — creates work centered on current affairs and politics.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 N.W. 32nd St.
Price: Free

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Artist Talk: Ian Berry

Join Ian Berry, Dayton director of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, this Wednesday night for a conversation about his curatorial work. Berry, who's also a professor of liberal arts at Skidmore College, has organized more than 100 exhibitions at museums across the nation and broadened the Tang's collections of historical photography and contemporary art.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 N.E. 59th Terrace
Price: Free

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Barter Comedy Night

If you're looking to score a midweek laugh, check out ladies night at Barter Wynwood this Wednesday night. Women are treated to half-priced drinks as stand-up comics and special guests grace the stage.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 9-10:30 p.m.
Where: Barter Wynwood, 255 N.W. 27th Terrace
Price: Free

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Meet Me in Midtown: Havana Nights

Learn some new moves at a free salsa class this Thursday night at The Shops at Midtown Miami. Instructor Rebecca Sagarnaga will lead the lesson as DJ Jorge Charunas spins Latin tunes.

When: Thursday, March 14, 7-10 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Midtown Miami, 3401 N. Miami Ave.
Price: Free

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