The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center will celebrate the first month of 2022 with an array of musical performances, a Broadway concert, and an award-winning international film.
The Aventura International Film Series continues with Dear Comrades! January 4, at 7:30 p.m. Named as one of the Top Five Foreign Films in 2021 by the National Board of Review in the U.S. and winner of the Special Jury Prize for director Andrey Konchalovskiy at the Venice Film Festival, Dear Comrades! has received more than two dozen nominations and awards at prestigious film festivals around the world. This film is presented in Russian with English subtitles and is not suitable for children younger than 12. The Aventura International Film Series presented by the City of Aventura is hosted by Shelly Isaacs, who introduces the film and leads a post-screening discussion. Tickets are $12.
Black Box Productions’ Stand Up Comedy Series presents Vic DiBitetto January 7 at 8 p.m. Known as the “Italian Hurricane” for his frenetic pace, DiBitetto holds no hostages and says what others are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. This performance is not suitable for children younger than 12. Tickets are $47.50- $52.50.
The City of Aventura presents Lance Lipinski and the Lovers featuring the Lovettes in “Shake Baby Shake” January 8 at 8 p.m. Lipinski gives an explosive performance showcasing the hits of the 1950s and 1960s. From big band to rhythm & blues to soul, surf, the British invasion, and Motown, Shake Baby Shake brings back all the song styles from the birth of rock and roll. The show also features the Lovettes, honoring the girl groups and other major female artists of the time such as the Andrews Sisters, the McGuire Sisters, Lavern Baker, Connie Francis, The Ronettes, The Supremes, Etta James, and more. Tickets are $45-$49.
The Miami International Piano Festival continues January 9 with a performance by Nikolay Khozyainov at 5 p.m. in Tribute to Chopin. Born in Blagoveshchensk, Russia, Khozyainov made his debut at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory at 7 years old in a Handel piano concerto. He won first prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition, second prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition, and was a finalist at the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. This performance is not suitable for children younger than 12. Tickets are $45-$55.
South Florida Legends presents “Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook” January 13 at 7:30 p.m. Suzanne O Davis channels King while sharing the history of her blockbuster hits. Davis’ comfortable stage presence has endeared her to audiences leaving them breathless. Tickets are $55-$65.
Black Box productions presents “Scarborough Fair: A Simon & Garfunkel Experience by the Guthrie Brothers” January 14 at 8 p.m. Singing together for as long as either one of them can remember, the brothers knew the first time they played a Simon & Garfunkel song that they had a natural and almost spiritual connection to it. The New York-based musicians have perfected a blend of harmonies with a startling authenticity in an “unplugged” acoustic style. Tickets are $47.50-$62.50.
South Florida Legends presents “Disco Divas: A Tribute to Diana Ross, The Supremes, and Donna Summer” on January 15 at 2 and 8 p.m. This double feature tribute pays homage to two of the most iconic singers of our generation. The night kicks-off with the music of Donna Summer’s hits “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” “She Works Hard for the Money,” “On the Radio,” and more. Then, Latraia Savage takes the stage to pay homage to Diana Ross, performing all the hits such as “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” and more. Tickets are $55-$65.
The City of Aventura presents The Bronx Wanderers January 21 at 8 p.m. in a trip back in time fueled by high-octane 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s rock and roll. The Bronx Wanderers tap into the infectious energy of the music that fueled classics like American Graffiti, Happy Days, and A Bronx Tale. With incredible vocals and musicianship, the band tells the stories and songs of a generation as they recreate the magic of an era. Tickets are $60-$65.
The City of Aventura presents “Smokey & Me: A Celebration of Smokey Robinson” January 23 at 2 and 7 p.m. Starring Charl Brown, best known for his Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Smokey in Motown: The Musical, this performance celebrates the life, music, and career of acclaimed singer-songwriter. Brown delivers all the hits including” “Shop Around,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “My Girl,” “I Second that Emotion,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” and “Tracks of My Tears” that once moved Bob Dylan to call Robinson America’s “greatest living poet.” Tickets are $47-$52.
Jay and the Americans take the stage on January 28 at 8 p.m. With a staggering 18 charted hits and five Top 10 records, Jay and the Americans features three original members—Sandy Deanne, Marty Sanders, and Howie Kane—along with Jay Reincke, the powerhouse lead vocalist who has fronted the group for the past 13 years. Tickets are $60-$65.
Black Box Productions presents “The Everly Brothers Experience” January 29 at 8 p.m. Starring the Zmed Brothers, this performance celebrates the pivotal music and history of The Everly Brothers’ legacy. The talented duo honors both the aesthetics of this iconic sound and the role the Everly Brothers pioneered the rock and roll movement. Tickets are $45-$65.
The 2022 Aventura Broadway Concert Series kicks-off with Tony Award nominee and television and film star Norm Lewis January 30 at 7 p.m. Lewis brings his glorious voice and ineffable charm and warmth back to his home state of Florida in an evening filled with the songs from roles that have brought him critical acclaim as he put his unique take on musical theater standards. Tickets are $52-$77.
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center has implemented a number of changes to ensure an enjoyable experience. Health and safety guidelines have been developed in conjunction with its management company, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic and have been informed by guidance of public health officials including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines will be continuing to evolve as the environment changes, and may be accessed on the venue’s website.
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