Get a jump on the Arsht Center’s upcoming season at its Fall for the Arts Festival. There will be two performance stages with shows by Fushu Daiku, Palo!, Ozomatli, Jahfe and more. The kids will be entertained for hours with all of the planned activities and there will be vendors selling food. (See details below.)
This is a great opportunity to snag tickets to many of the Arsht Center’s upcoming shows without paying any fees. Also, get to know many of South Florida’s arts and community service organizations that will have booths, host workshops and offer discounts and giveaways as well as information on how to volunteer with them.
Plan out your cultural agenda ahead of time, save a few bucks and get to know what organizations are doing to enrich our community all while enjoying great music and food.
For The Kids: Japanese Taiko drumming from Fushu Daiko, folkloric dance and music from Peru Expresión, and participatory break-dancing led by the Flipside Kings. Also included are all-day movement and acting workshops, face-painting and, in celebration of the September 16 opening of “Pandemonium: The Lost and Found Orchestra”, a special craft corner where kids will be able to make their own “Lost and Found” instruments.
Food Trucks: Attendees will get a taste of Miami’s burgeoning gourmet street food movement at the festival as more than 30 food vendors convene on 13th Street in a parade of culinary treats for purchase, from burgers to tacos to ice cream. Curated by Miami’s own Burger Beast, the lineup includes: Latin Burger, gastropod, La Camaronera, Nacho Mama’s Mexican Grill, Michael’s Genuine Food Cart, Sakaya Kitchen, Swanky’s Low ‘n Slow BBQ, and more.
Free Concert: Ozomatli, the celebrated Los Angeles urban Latino salsa-funk-dancehall-hip hop fusion band has gained international recognition from audiences and critics alike, from Japan to Australia to Africa. Founded over a decade ago by a multi-cultural crew from L.A., the members of Ozomatli have risen from hometown heroes to U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. Expect a rousing stage show with infectious, celebratory beats.