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Arts & Culture in South Florida

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Dirty Dancing

Tuesday - Sunday, November 29 - December 4

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage - explodes with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing! It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort's dance instructor. Seen by millions, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” Arsht Center performances are Tuesday - Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7, with matinees on Saturday at 2 and Sunday at 1. Tickets range from $29 to $125.

Adrienne Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami



Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Accompanied by the NWSA Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alfred Gershfeld, the seven winners of the annual NWSA Concerto Competition will perform, ranging from stringed and wind instruments to voice. The college and high school students were judged by a panel of stellar musicians who selected the winners after careful deliberation. Each year, the competition winners are awarded the chance to put their solo and ensemble skills to the test in this exciting exhibition of musical passion. Winners are: Esther Chae, cello; David Fernandez, violin; Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto, soprano, Kristianna Jones, soprano; Jack Kessler, viola; Mikhail Marasigan, clarinet; and Gerard Ortega, tenor.

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach


Shanea Savours: Pinch Kitchen

Shanea Savours: Pinch Kitchen
We really enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Pinch Kitchen located at 8601 Biscayne Blvd. The Chefs John Gallo and Rene Reyes have a wonderful provenance...Now they have opened this delightful homey, quaint and cozy little restaurant. You can tell they cook with passion as it shines through in all the well-cooked and flavorful dishes.

Pictured: Chocolate soufflé served inside a carved-out orange, with creme anglaise.

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Million Dollar Quartet

Through January 1, 2017

Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis will kick off Actors' Playhouse's 2016-17 season with Million Dollar Quartet. This high voltage rock ‘n’ roll show is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together the four music icons for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3. Tickets range from $57 to $64.

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables


Kansas City Choir Boy

November 30 - December 11

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents Kansas City Choir Boy featuring Todd Almond and Courtney Love. A mystery told through flashbacks, this one hour show tells the story of two lovers in small town America who separate when one goes in search of destiny and then disappears. Borrowing themes from ancient myth, Kansas City Choir Boy is a love song for the computer age and a product of the 24-hour news cycle that feeds on the stories of the anonymous “missing". Performances are Wednesday & Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7. Tickets are $85.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Carnival Studio Theater


The Nutcracker

Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3 at 8 p.m.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Miami Youth Ballet will present The Nutcracker, the perfect holiday spectacle for children and adults alike. Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker is a timeless production that will entertain and delight the entire family. Miami Youth Ballet unites local dance students with professional artists for this annual production, and this year former Miami City Ballet star dancers Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra will perform. Tickets are $26 and $36.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay


Family Holiday Concert

Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m.

Alhambra Orchestra, conducted by Robert Keating and featuring guest vocalist Lisanne Lyons, will present Holidays in the Garden, a family pops concert of holiday favorites to delight one and all, in a lush tropical setting. Music by Irving Berlin, Leroy Anderson, Peter Tchaikovsky and holiday medleys will fill the Garden with the spirit of the holidays. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Pinecrest Gardens
11100 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest
305-669-6990 Tickets


Sounds of the Times: Into the Open

Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Welcome to New Vienna! Austrian composer/conductor HK Gruber returns to New World Symphony for the U.S. Premiere of one of his own compositions and works by Vienna’s other musical mavericks. Hailed as “the world’s finest and most daring percussionist,” Colin Currie dazzles with a global array of instruments in Into the open, from its meditative start to its frenzied climax. Spend 24 hours in the life of a crazed canine in Bernd Richard Deutsch’s Mad Dog, complete with playful romps, cautionary growls and fitful naps. Delve into the “lost world between tradition and renewal” in Kurt Schwertsik’s Nachtmusiken, where you will find odes to the Viennese waltz and hints of Janáček and Mahler. Tickets are $20 and $30 which include a special pre-concert chat about the evening's program with select NWS Fellows at 6:30 p.m.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach


Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m.

Hey Trainers! Catch more Pokémon at this epic musical adventure. Brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games! Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before. In the meantime, you can battle and train your Pokémon at our Pokémon Go Gym located at the Arsht Center on the corner of 13th Street and Biscayne Blvd. We also have three Pokéstops! Don’t miss your chance to catch ‘em all!

Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami


Chopin for All Free Piano Concert

Sunday, December 4 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Chopin Competition Silver Medalist Rachel Kudo will join local renowned concert artist Marina Radiushina for a solo and duo piano program. This free piano recital is open to everyone and will feature the music of Frederic Chopin. No tickets required.

Granada Presbyterian Church
950 University Drive, Coral Gables