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15% off on 15 shows at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center


The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is putting 15 shows on sale Tuesday, and arts lovers can get a 15 percent discount on any tickets purchased by Oct. 15.

Broadway-connected offerings include solo (or almost-solo) shows by Emily Skinner (Jan. 9), Brian d’Arcy James (Jan. 29), Stephanie J. Block (Feb. 9), Sam Harris (Feb. 20), the Broadway Tenors (March 1-2) and Will Chase (March 19). Flipside: The Patti Page Story, which explores the singer’s rise to fame, plays the center Jan. 24, and Second City brings Happily Ever After to Aventura Feb. 6.

Also included in the sale offerings are A Night at the Ballet (Nov. 15), Cirque Zuma Zuma (Jan. 3), Viva Paris: International Show (Jan. 18-19), Antonio Zambujo: The Spirit of Fado (Feb. 7), The Girl from Ipanema: 50 Years of Bossa Nova (Feb. 15), the Harvey Nevins Swing Orchestra (Feb. 16) and Claddagh: An Explosion of Celtic Dance and Passion (March 16).

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is at 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. For information, call 877-311-7469 or visit

Christine Dolen

Family ball

Most galas are strictly grown-up affairs, but the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is introducing an event tailored to kids.

The Arsht Families Imagination Ball, at 2 p.m. Oct. 6, will feature interactive arts activities, dance, lunch with an emphasis on dessert plus performances.

LIVE! Modern School of Music, made up of kid musicians from Miami, will open the event, followed by headliner David Garibaldi and His CMYKs. Garibaldi, an artist who paints to music, was a finalist on America’s Got Talent last year.

The event will be held at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Sponsorships ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 are available, with proceeds going to programs that focus on arts education and community engagement. Information is available at 786-468-2350.

Hannah Sampson

On the boards

If this baseball thing doesn’t work out, Miami Marlins president David Samson just might have a career in theater. Now selling subscriptions for its four-show 2013-2014 season, Miami’s New Theatre has announced that Samson will be in the cast of its world premiere play Not Ready for Primetime by Charles A. Sothers and Erik J. Rodriguez. He’ll portray Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels in the play about the show’s legendary original cast.

Running March 21-April 13, Not Ready for Primetime leads a lineup that includes Megan Breen’s My First, My Fist, My Bleeding Seeded Spirit (Nov. 8-Dec. 1), David Caudle’s Visiting Hours (Jan. 24-Feb. 16) and Johnna Adams’ Gidion’s Knot (May 30-June 22).

Four-show flexible subscriptions are $100. New Theatre performs at the Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Miami. For information, call 305-443-5909 or visit

Christine Dolen

Shooting Opa-locka

New York documentary photographer Hunter Barnes is scheduled to complete a 15-day residency on Monday at Opa-locka’s Magnolia North apartments as part of an artist-in-residence program funded by the city’s Community Development Corporation.

Barnes’ images will be previewed at the CDC’s Nov. 15 Art of Transformation fundraiser. Tickets are $75;

Jane Wooldridge

Alumni show

Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame launches Through the Lens, a 60th anniversary alumni artist series, at 7 p.m. Saturday with The Cure Package, Miami Beach photographer Lynn Parks’ photographic essay detailing Curley alumna Lisa Boccard’s battle with breast cancer. RSVPs to are required for the free opening reception at the school, 4949 NE Second Ave, Miami. The show runs through Nov. 6;, 305-571-8367.

Galena Mosovich

Classical music

Friends of Chamber Music presents pianist Cyprien Katsaris and string players Mikhail Simonyan, Roberto Diaz and William DeRosa in a program of works by Robert Schumann at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. Tickets are $35, $10 students;, 305-372-2975.

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