Rich in culture, talent, and natural beauty, Southeast Florida is a region that has attracted people of many different backgrounds for centuries. Established to showcase the region’s history, diversity, and artistic talent, the Miramar Cultural Center in Miramar, Fla. is a place to discover, learn about, and enjoy this culture and talent.
Here’s a taste of the offerings you can experience at Miramar Cultural Center, just moments away from AMLI Miramar Park.
Performing Arts at the Miramar Cultural Center
“The performing arts stage was buzzing this month with performances of timeless ballet classics “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake.” These shows have departed until next holiday season, but there is plenty to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. In particular, several shows from the Miramar Cultural Center’s “Around the World in Culture” series will take place.
“Rhythms of Africa,” an energy-packed show featuring traditional African dance and music, is returning for two shows on January 15, 2015. “Cachao’s Mambo All-Stars,” celebrating the Cuban heritage that is so palpable in Southeast Florida, will take to the stage on January 17, 2015. The popular Studio 61 dance troupe from Cooper City will kick off its competitive season with a show called “Fifth Spectrum” on January 18, 2015. And on January 31, 2015, the Teatro Lirico d’Europa will perform a full-scale production of Puccini’s “La Boheme.”
Dedicated to art collectors and enthusiasts Sidney and Sophie Ansin, the Ansin Family Art Gallery showcases works of fine art from around the world. Open Monday through Friday, the gallery has an impressive permanent collection. Hispanic and Caribbean arts, which have influenced the Ft. Lauderdale area throughout its history, are prominently featured at the gallery. In line with the mission of the Miramar Cultural Center, the Ansin Family Art Gallery also displays works by established and up-and-coming local artists. Check out the website to read up on current and planned future exhibits.
Home to an elegant banquet hall and full-scale commercial kitchen, arts of the gastronomic variety are also celebrated. Chef Randy Greene and his talented team cook up gourmet meals for corporate events, wedding celebrations, milestone birthdays, and other gatherings. If you plan to host an event that corresponds to a show, the food services team can even coordinate a menu for you so the flavors match those of the show you watch.
The Miramar Cultural Center is also home to a lush, lakeside botanical garden that features some of the finest landscaping in Ft. Lauderdale. The garden and arts park, which is also used to host weddings and special events, is home to New York artist Alison Sky’s “Vanishing View.” Minimal in design but grand in its impact, the piece contains a reflecting pool, glass panels, and metal cranes. It is beautiful during the daytime, but made even more impressive after dark thanks to dramatic, color-changing lighting.
Miramar Cultural Center also hosts numerous educational and instructional courses and seminars throughout the year, including dance classes. In short, the center seeks to make culture easily accessible to residents of Miramar, Ft. Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas. Check out upcoming events planned to take place and enrich your life with a fantastic cultural experience that interests you.
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