MIRAMAR, FL – The excitement continues at the Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark in 2012 with a wide variety of shows. Continuing through mid-January, photography from Transience: Manuel Carrillo’s Mexico will be on display in the Ansin Family Art Gallery. The exhibit is comprised of photographs of rural Mexico from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and reflect the country and photographer’s period of self-examination after the revolution. The gallery is open Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Step Afrika, the first professional company dedicated to stepping, appears in a Smart Stage Matinee on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. and on Sunday, January 15, 2012 with a free workshop at 3 p.m. and a public performance at 7 p.m. An original art form born at African-American fraternities and based on African traditions, stepping combines intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms with spoken word. Tickets for the Smart Stage Matinee are $6 for individual seats, $5.50 for groups of 10 or more and $3 lap seats for infants 12 months and under. Tickets for the evening performance on January 15 are $25 and $35 with $5 lap seats for infants 12 months and under.
Acclaimed Chinese acrobatic troupe The Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. Audiences will be spellbound by this show that mixes breathtaking acrobatics and stunning aerial feats with spectacular costumes, as well as ancient and contemporary music and theatrics. Tickets are $15, $25 and $35.
The revolutionary music group Black Violin will perform on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, the trio of two classically trained violinists and a disk jockey blend together classical (Shostakovich and Bach) with modern music (Nas and Jay-Z). General performance tickets are $15, $18 and $22. A master class is available on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. for $25, but participants must meet requirements and pre-register by calling 954-602-4521.
The Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark presents South Florida Voices on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. The program will showcase the acclaimed choirs from Everglades High School in Miramar, Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami and Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach. These schools have performed at Carnegie Hall, Disney World and at national festivals and competitions. Tickets are $5.
Opera International kicks off its season in Miramar with the performance of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, an opera in four acts on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 8 p.m. A superb blend of story and song, this opera, that inspired the musical Rent, recounts the joys and sorrows of four impoverished artists on the Left Bank of Paris in the early nineteenth century. Combining humor and pathos, drama and lyricism, realism and romanticism, La Bohème features brilliant ensembles, sumptuous melodies and arias beloved by generations of opera-goers. This performance will have English subtitles. Tickets are $40 and $45.
On Saturday, January 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark joins Broward Center’s 2011-2012 Family Fun Series presented by Coventry Health Care of Florida in staging Ramona Quimby, which is based on the beloved books by Beverly Cleary. Funny and relatable, Ramona’s life is a mess! Her older sister Beezus is a pain, her Aunt Bea may marry a dork, her dad just lost his job and she thinks her teacher hates her. Growing up is not easy, but with the help of her loving and patient family and friends, Ramona faces these challenges. Children will enjoy pre-show arts and crafts with Young At Art Museum and complimentary face painting. After the show, the entire family can enjoy complimentary snacks from Whole Foods Market. Individual tickets are $15 in advance and $16 when bought the day of the performance with $3 lap tickets available for infants 12 months and under. On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 children can march in the Princess Parade with Princess Reads-A-Lot from the Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark to the Miramar Branch Library, located at 2050 Civic Center Place, for the free story time led by the Princess. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and story time starts at 6 p.m.
On Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 1 and 4 p.m. Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark joins Broward Center’s 2011-2012 Family Fun Series presented by Coventry Health Care of Florida in the special presentation of ArcAttack. This high energy concert mixes science and the arts to create an electrifying performance. As seen on the popular TV show America’s Got Talent, ArcAttack’s six members use high tech wizardry, Tesla coils and robotic drums to produce rock, electronica, indie and punk music. Individual tickets are $15 in advance and $16 when bought the day of the performance with $3 lap tickets available for infants 12 months and under.
For show tickets and information, call 954-602-4500 or select your seat online at www.miramarculturalcenter.org. For group discounts call 954-462-0222. Please note, Box Office fees will apply. The Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark is located at 2400 Civic Center Place on Red Road, north of Miramar Parkway, in Miramar. Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/MiramarCulturalCenter and on Twitter @MiramarCultural.
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