Lights, Camera, Action.. It’s Showtime at Pinecrest Gardens

The past two weeks brought the first in the 2015/16 South Motors Jazz Series, our first seasonal festival, our first Family Friday and the first of an all new Family Fun Concert Series for Kids.

The season is finally in full swing with music, movies and more. Our Banyan Bowl stage has been renovated with beautiful hardwood flooring, our sound and lights have been seriously upgraded and this historic amphitheater is looking and sounding better than ever. We are especially excited about our continuing relationship with the Steinway Piano Gallery.

Through this special partnership we have hosted successful piano sales on site featuring new and refurbished Steinway, Boston and Essex Pianos (the finest pianos in the world) at highly discounted prices. This year was no exception. The turn out and community support was extraordinary. Steinway also sponsors the Gardens’ performing arts initiatives and will be providing us this year with a magnificent 7 foot Steinway Grand Piano that promises to bring an even greater benefit to our community.

All this is happening just in time for the biggest season of performing arts the Gardens has hosted to date. So take out your daily planners or calendars and start marking the dates for South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park Festival Season.

You can reach our box office at 1-877-496- 8499 or select-your-seats on line (single tickets only) by visiting pinecrestgardens.org. Remember that pre-concert dining is available on jazz nights and for reservations or menu information phone 305-669-6990.

Concerts:
November 7, 2015
An Evening with Branford Marsalis.
In his first appearance at the South Motors Jazz Series, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and renowned three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis brings his extraordinary quartet for an evening of sizzling hot jazz. One of the most revered instrumentalists of his time, Branford has led a dizzying array of jazz ensembles from big bands to quartets and has been a frequent soloist with classical ensembles. He has performed with many of the jazz giants, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollin; composed the soundtrack to Mo’Better Blues; and was the original bandleader for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Live jazz simply doesn’t get any better than when Branford and his innovative group take the stage.

Films:
Boxtrolls
Friday, November 6, 8:00 p.m.
“The Boxtrolls represents the best animated movie to reach theater screens since The Lego Movie exploded on the scene in February.” James Berardinelli-ReelViews
The Boxtrolls, are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Gardens Gallery:
Dade Art Educators Association
Now through Nov. 22
Dade Art Educators Association presents many events throughout the year. Their offerings change over time, yet they always provide professional development workshops for educators, juried exhibitions, artistic events at local galleries, museums and cultural institutions. The DAEA was established to advocate for art educators and arts excellence in their profession. They are committed to promoting the visual arts in our community, and fulfill their mission by recognizing student and teacher achievements. Join us in celebrating these talented and dedicated teachers while enjoying this unique exhibit of their own artistic creations.


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