Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a two-day event to kick off single ticket sales for more than 40 shows and events that will play the center during the 2012-2013 season. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Food Truck Friday will bring an array of gourmet food trucks to Northeast 14th Street between Biscayne Boulevard and N. Bayshore Drive. During the event, which will involve a massive air guitar “performance” as a nod to the musical Rock of Ages, diners can buy tickets at the Arsht box office without paying handling fees.
Individual tickets to all events go on sale at the box office and online at noon Saturday, with in-person purchases fee-free. The first 100 buyers at the box office get a free sample from Sugar Yummy Mama Food Truck. The center is also launching a choose-your-own-seat program during the event, allowing ticket buyers to pick their seats from everything available at the price and location they request.
The Arsht Center is at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. For information, call 305-949-6722 or visit www.arshtcenter.org.
Miami Art Museum has elected six new members to its board of trustees. They are Tony Argiz, chairman and CEO of the accounting firm of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra; Gregory Ferrero, manager of Goldman Sachs’ Florida investment management business; Marcella Novela, chair of Miami Art Museum’s MAM Contemporaries and Young Collectors Council; Luke R. Palacio, a senior banker and managing director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Miami; Lee Brian Schrager, vice president of corporate communications and national events for Southern Wine & Spirits; and Padma Raj Vattikuti, co-founder of The Vattikuti Foundation with her husband d Raj Vattikuti. The Museum’s new Herzog & deMeuron-design facility is due to open in fall of 2013 in downtown’s Museum Park under the name Perez Art Museum Miami.
The African-American Performing Arts Community Theatre is readying its production of The Dutchman, a hard-hitting play by Amiri Baraka, the former Leroi Jones. Yevgeniya Kats plays the young white woman who attracts, seduces and mocks a young black man played by Samuel Umoh, with tragic results. Teddy Harrell Jr. is staging the play, which previews Wednesday-Friday and opens Saturday at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami, where it runs through Sept. 30.
The company offers a special $5 admission to its Wednesday-Thursday previews, and an even better deal to the Friday performance: The first 50 people who reserve a ticket by calling 305-456-0287 or emailing email@example.com get in free (others pay $10, and a talk-back follows the show). The official opening is at 8 p.m. Saturday, with tickets priced at $25, and the 3 p.m. matinee Sept. 9 is free to the first 20 people who make a reservation ($10 for others).
Regular performances are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, with tickets priced at $20.
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