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FAMILY FESTS PROVIDE FREE ARTS FUN FOR ALL
May 10, 2011, 6:52 pm
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Reflecting on the incredible season thus far of Family Fest activities and performances, the Adrienne Arsht Center Education and Outreach Manager Jairo Ontiveros can’t help but smile. So far more than 4,000 people have taken part in Family Fest fun this year—with a total of 23,673 kids and adults since the series began in 2008. The season concludes on Saturday, May 14 with “Creole for Kidz & The History of Zydeco,” a Big Easy-style party, spotlighting American Roots music from Louisiana and Mardis Gras-flavored fun for the whole family! The fun begins at 11:30 AM in the Thomson Plaza for the Arts and moves indoors to the Knight Concert Hall at 2 PM.

This season has been a diverse spectacle of music and dance. At the Milkshake concert in November, kids were so inspired by the Grammy nominated band that they rocked out in a mosh pit with the ‘electric’ guitars they had just crafted themselves. In January, the Knight Concert Hall was filled to capacity for a performance by Balé Folclórico da Bahia, whose capoeira, samba and carnival style moves and music captivated families. Youngsters then took a musical trip around the world with the global rhythms of the Miami Music Project in March.

These are just a few highlights from this year’s free Family Fest series, which always feature family-friendly out-of-doors activities and performances that provide engaging opportunities for parents to share arts activities with their children.

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