Enrique Martínez Celaya’s Schneebett at the Miami Art Museum. The Cuban-born artist’s installation makes its U.S. debut at MAM next week. Inspired by the final days of Ludwig van Beethoven, the focus of Schneebett (Snow Bed) is a a refrigerated bronze bed, its thick layer of frost maintained by an electric compressor, the engine noise contributing to the ambient sound. Behind the bed is a painting of a snowy wood, made from tar and feathers; entry to the room is blocked by a pile of logs and branches. Outside is a single chair, where a viewer can contemplate the empty deathbed. Schneebett was first presented at the Berlin Philharmonic in 2004 in conjunction with a program of Beethoven works. The MAM opening next Thursday, October 13, will feature a live performance of the composer’s late string quartets by members of the Miami Symphony Orchestra.
New York Cuban Allstars at SOB’s. At the popular New York club, Friday nights are for dancing—and tomorrow night, the New York Cuban Allstars will be providing the power, by way of the classic Cuban songbook. An experimental concert orchestra assembled by vocalist and bandleader Chico Álvarez and percussionist Geovanni Arencibia, the Allstars are known for improvisational solos and fresh interpretations of forgotten standards. As usual, the free salsa dance lesson starts at 7 p.m., with the first show at 8.