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ArtsLaunch 2019

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Enjoyed dinner with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts leadership team and my fellow #ArtsTalk speaker for tomorrow morning’s #ArtsLaunch.

ArtsTalk: 10:00am – 10:45am
Lynn Wolfson Stage, Ziff Ballet Opera House

National arts executive and passionate theater fan, Ben Cameron, discusses the state of the live performing arts and the role it plays in communities. He will be joined by local arts leader Xavier Cortada, Chair of the Cultural Affairs Council of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

ArtsLaunch is the biggest free community event in Miami that celebrates the performing arts and other arts disciplines. This open house is the annual kick-off to Miami’s art season! ArtsLaunch is a full day of over 50 activities including free mini performances, interactive workshops, kids’ activities, farmers market, tours and more.

9:00am – 6:30pm: The Café at Books & Books
The Café will be open for dining. Reservations encouraged.

9:30am: Lobby Opening
Enjoy light refreshments in our Ziff Ballet Opera House lobby before ArtsTalk kicks off on stage.

9:30am – 5:00pm: Quiet Room
This sensory room is designed to provide children with the opportunity to step away from overstimulation. Parents and guardians must remain in the space with their child.

10:00am – 10:45am: ArtsTalk
National arts executive and passionate theater fan, Ben Cameron, discusses the state of the live performing arts and the role it plays in communities.

10:00am – 5:00pm: Box Office Opening
Today is the first opportunity to purchase single tickets to a variety of performances in the Arsht Center’s upcoming 14th season.

10:00am – 5:00pm: Miami Book Fair’s Read to Learn for Free
Donate gently used children’s books for Miami Book Fair’s literacy initiative Read to Learn Books for Free. Donations stock 65 bookshelves around Miami-Dade County. 

11:00am – 11:30am: BRAVA By Brad Kilgore Chef’s Demonstration
James Beard Award finalist Brad Kilgore will demonstrate how to prepare a delicious dish. Click here to reserve your spot.

11:00am – 11:30am: Miami City Ballet Children’s Workshop
Miami City Ballet presents a fun and interactive Ballet 101 workshop for kids of all ages! Comfortable clothing and ballet slippers or socks are recommended.

11:00am – 11:45pm: Flamenco Dance Lesson
Interactive flamenco lesson led by renowned dancer and choreographer Siudy Garrido.

11:00am – 2:30pm: Food Truck Alley
Food for purchase from local Miami favorites Ms. Cheezious, Churromania, Moty’s Grill, Papas Mix and Lulu’s Ice Cream.

11:00am – 3:00pm: Arsht Center Tours
Get to know the Arsht Center through tours of the Ziff Ballet Opera House and Knight Concert Hall. Tours commence every hour on the hour.

11:00am – 3:00pm: The Youth Fair Showcase
Families and children can enjoy a day of family fun.

11:00am – 5:00pm: Miami’s DDA Community Arts Village
Stroll through the stage where more than 100 of Miami’s cultural organizations will showcase their offerings for the upcoming season.

11:15am – 4:15pm: A cappella Corner
Miami’s most talented high school and college a cappella groups will provide a day full of vocal harmony and tonal delight!

11:30am – 12:00pm: Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation Mini-Performance
Preview the 12th year of PIANO SLAM’s Classical Hip-Hop Spoken Word mashup with Miami‘s top young poets through music videos and live performances of winning teens and local artists.

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Miami City Ballet Adult Workshop
The Miami City Ballet Community Jazz Class is open to all levels and ages 7-70.

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Culturist Happy Hour
Experience an interactive and informational behind-the-scenes look at the Culturist membership program.

12:00pm – 2:30pm: Taste of BRAVA
Foodies can enjoy a selection of small plates for purchase at BRAVA by Brad Kilgore.

12:00pm – 4:00pm: Big Bus Miami Cultural Excursions
Discover Little Haiti and Overtown at your own pace through flexible hop on and hop off bus tours. Arsht Center departures at 12:00pm, 1:25pm, 2:45pm.

12:30pm – 1:00pm: Miami Symphony Orchestra Mini-Performance
Miami Symphony Orchestra brings you a beautiful presentation to preview its 2019-2020 season. Enjoy music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Gershwin, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Strauss and more!

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Florida Grand Opera Workshop
Florida Grand Opera previews the 2019/20 season featuring three Italian classics: Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and Verdi’s Rigoletto.

1:30pm – 2:00pm: Siempre Flamenco Mini-Performance
Founding members Paco and Celia Fonta will give you a little taste of flamenco.

2:15pm – 2:45pm: New World Symphony Workshop
A New World Symphony alumnus will perform and discuss the unique aspects of the NWS fellowship program, demonstrating the artistry and vision that make NWS one of the country’s premiere educational, cultural and artistic institutions.

2:00pm – 3:30pm: Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along
Broadway in Miami invites fans of Hamilton to let their collective voices ring out during this officially licensed sing-along. We play the instrumentals, share the lyrics, and you provide the voices!

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Spoken Soul Mini-Performance
Learn more about Spoken Soul Festival and witness three alumni poets poetically blaze the stage.

3:00pm – 3:30pm: BRAVA By Brad Kilgore Chef’s Demonstration
James Beard Award finalist Brad Kilgore will demonstrate how to prepare a delicious dish. Click here to reserve your spot.

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Zoetic Stage
Zoetic Stage performs a scene from American Son and a song from A Little Night Music.

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Culturist Happy Hour
Experience an interactive and informational behind-the-scenes look at the Culturist membership program.

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Peter London Global Dance Company Mini-Performance
This performance showcase by Miami’s iconic Peter London Global Dance Company is a spectacular taste of their electrifying 8th annual season.

4:00pm – 4:30pm: City Theatre
Experience an interactive behind the scenes sneak peek into City Theatre’s upcoming 19-20 Arsht Center season including a Three Little Birds dance party, a “short” from our 25th Anniversary Season Collection, and some Cake!

4:00pm – 4:45pm: Hip-Hop Dance Lesson
Interactive dance lesson led by ShowStoppers Studio.

4:00pm – 7:00pm: The New Tropic’s Happy Hour
Enjoy happy hour drinks and food on the Thomson Plaza for the Arts while grooving to the sounds of local DJ Le Spam and performances by artists representing Little Haiti, Overtown and Little Havana. Click here to RSVP for The New Tropic’s Happy Hour.

4:00pm – 8:00pm: Farmers Market
Florida-grown seasonal produce and prepared foods will be available for purchase at the Farmers Market.

6:30pm – 8:00pm: Chef Allen’s Farm-To-Table Dinner
Enjoy a five-course, vegetarian meal prepared by the James Beard award-winning chef and served family-style at a shared communal table under the stars. Click here to reserve.


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September 7, 2019
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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