South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Grand Opening in October, Releases Season Schedule

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Robin Hill
SDCC in da house!
Maybe you're thinking, wait a second I've already been to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center to see several performances, what's this poppycock about a grand opening in October. Don't worry, nobody's trying to pull a fast one. Sure, the center already hosted several shows, but those were part of its soft opening. We'll put it in football terms for all you meatheads: think of those performances as the preseason. Come October it's time to start singing "Are You Ready for Some... Culture." Read on for details of the celebration and its first full season.

The $51 million center just announced that its grand opening celebration would in fact take place on October 1-2. The weekend shindig features multi-genre show with both international artists and Miami talent. No matter what type of music or moves you enjoy, chances our the opening will satiate your cultural proclivities.

There will be jazz, classical, Latin, Caribbean and gospel music and dance, as well as, theater and multimedia presentations created from interviews with community members. Tickets to the performances cost $20 to $50 on Saturday night and $10 to $40 on Sunday afternoon (Family Day) but there's also a bunch of free pre-show stuff to see and enjoy outside of the performance halls.

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Robin Hill
It cost $51 million to bring culture to the dirty south.
There's also a new website, www.smdcac.org, dedicated to the center where you can find out all of its inaugural season performances. But that's not good enough for Cultist, we'll just list them for you here:

OCTOBER

Hamlet Redux, Theater
October 14, 8pm (Main Stage)

"A Night in Treme," The Musical Majesty of New Orleans, Music
October 21, 8pm (Main Stage)

Christina Robinson, Gospel Music
October 29, 8pm (Main Stage)

NOVEMBER

Garth Fagan Dance, Dance
November 5, 8pm (Main Stage)

Brazz Dance Theater, Dance
November 10-12, 17-19, (Lab Theater), 8:30pm

Nestor Torres. Music & Dance
November 11, 8pm (Main Stage)
                                                  
DECEMBER

The Nutcracker, Ballet
December 3, 8pm (Main Stage)

O Holy Night: Christmas with Seraphic Fire, Music
Saturday, December 17, 8pm (Main Stage)

JANUARY 2012

Black Violin, Music
Sunday, January 15, 7pm (Main Stage)

Band of the United States Air Force Reserve, Music
January 26, 8pm (Main Stage)

FEBRUARY 2012

Keb Mo, Music
February 4, 8pm (Main Stage)

Evidence, Dance
February 18, 8pm (Main Stage)

The Langston Hughes Project "Ask your Mama," Music
12 Moods for Jazz
Ron McCurdy Quartet
February 23, 8pm (Main Stage)

MARCH 2012

James Cotton "Superharp," Music
March 17, 8pm (Main Stage)

Abraham.In.Motion, Dance
March 31, 8pm (Main Stage)

APRIL 2012

Turtle Island Quartet, Music
A Love Supreme, The Music of John Coltrane
April 21, 8pm (Main Stage)

BeBe and CeCe Winans, Music
April 27, 8pm (Main Stage)

MAY 2012

The 6th Annual All Kids Included Family Festival
May 5, 10am-5pm (All Venues)

Hamlet Prince of Cuba/Hamlet de Cuba, Theater
May 17-20 (Main Stage)

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Location Info

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South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay, FL

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