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ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW IN-PERSON AND ONLINE PERFORMANCES

April 9th, 2021 No comments

 

ANNOUNCES NEW IN-PERSON AND ONLINE PERFORMANCES THROUGH MAY 2021

Electric Piquete, Sol and The Tribu, art-making classes for kids and a new partnership with Nite Owl Theater!

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce a new lineup of in-person and online events and performances which will be presented as part of the Center’s Interlude. The performances include a fresh lineup of local artists performing as part of the Center’s Live on the Plaza series, art-making workshops for kids, as well as ongoing Arsht on the Road pop-up performances throughout Miami-Dade County.

In-person events at the Arsht Center will be safely distanced and conducted according to CDC and local health guidelines. Guests can expect touchless digital ticketing, wellness screenings and temperature checks prior to entry, face coverings over the mouth and nose required for all attendees except when in their designated dining location, and light bites and beverages for purchase, delivered directly to your seat (select performances only).

Newly announced in-person and online performances and events are as follows*:

Arsht Center Nite Owl Drive-In

The Sound of Music – Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Fantasia – Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $40 (includes $19.90 credit for concessions)

Nite Owl Theater – 1400 NE 1 Avenue

The Arsht Center is proud to announce a partnership with Nite Owl Drive-In.  Beginning in April, come see family-friendly movie musicals on the big screen – from classic to contemporary.  Join us twice each month on Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. at Miami’s newest drive-in destination.

For more information, and the complete movie line-up, click here.

 

Electric Piquete, Live on the Plaza

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Thomson Plaza for the Arts (Outdoor)

Latin funk outfit Electric Piquete were named “Best Latin Band” by Miami New Times in 2009 and 2015. Their influences are as diverse as the Miami region that birthed them, ranging from rock to jazz spiced with everything in between: funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B. Performing mostly instrumental music, Electric Piquete’s tight rhythm section, heavy percussion and melodious horns are also accompanied by vocals and rapping on a few songs. Their repertoire of original compositions is well-versed in Latin and jazz standards, inspired by artists ranging from Herbie Hancock to Mongo Santamaría. For tickets and more information, click here.

 

Sol and The Tribu, Live on the Plaza

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Thomson Plaza for the Arts (Outdoor)

Sol and The Tribu is a musical group of Cuban musicians that blends traditional Caribbean music and modern technology with a distinct Miami twist. As ambassadors of The New Miami Sound, they pride themselves on what makes Miami “The Magic City” with its blend of Caribbean influences and American swamp funk.

The band is led by Grammy nominated international recording artist and multi-instrumentalist, Sol Ruiz. Hailing from Miami, she sings and writes in her native tongue, Spanglish, and has toured in Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. Sol has also been a featured performer in an indie opera developed and produced by the LA Philharmonic and Beth Morrison Projects.

Their most recent EP, Positive Vibration Nation, released in Fall 2020, was created during the Coronavirus quarantine. Conceptually, it encourages positive thinking and is an uplifting portrait of the band in times of uncertainty. Sol and The Tribu was also a recipient of the Arsht Center’s Heart of Art commissioning award for their “Corona Conga Online” video in 2020. Watch it here.

For tickets and more information, click here.

 

Pour Your Art Out: Mosaic Art

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Peacock Foundation Studio (Indoor)

 This interactive art workshop will begin with a brief overview of the basics of mosaics and take a look at the various methods,approaches and possibilities of mosaic making. Guests will learn how to use the direct tile method to make their own creative mosaics. Recommended for ages 5+.

Every child will receive an art kit upon arriving. One guardian admission is complimentary with each paid child admission of $15. Each child and guardian group will be seated at their own table. For tickets and more information, click here.

Pour Your Art Out: Batik Art

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Peacock Foundation Studio (Indoor)

Join batik artist Munirah Rimer of Teratai Malaysia for a 60-minute batik-painting workshop. Participants will create a batik handkerchief (choice of four designs) while learning about batik from around the world.

Every child will receive an art kit upon arriving. One guardian admission is complimentary with each paid child admission of $15. Each child and guardian group will be seated at their own table. For tickets and more information, click here.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

Our focus continues to be on keeping our guests, artists and staff safe. We have implemented a series of new measures for everyone’s safety and peace of mind. All guests will be required to maintain their distance, wear a face covering and participate in a brief health screening. For more details about our new safety measures, visit here.

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

 

About Us

Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.

Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education.

Each year, we serve more than 50,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations.

The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit arshtcenter.org.

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