Guide to ArtsLaunch2016

The Arsht Center’s ArtLaunch 2016 is this coming Saturday, September 10th kicking off their 2016-2017 season. This is your chance to snag tickets for over 50 shows giving you access to the best seats in the house. There’s activities planned throughout the day so we rounded up our top picks so you don’t miss a thing.

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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Farmers Market


We know y’all aren’t gonna wake up by 9:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning. But when you are ready, start your day off by supporting local and eating fresh at the farmers market.

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thomson Plaza for the Arts


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. – Miami City Ballet – Adult Workshop


Hope you didn’t chow down too much, because we’re keeping it genteel and graceful at this behind-the-scenes workshop led by the Miami City Ballet. (We can’t guarantee you’ll actualize your childhood dreams of becoming a ballet dancer).

11 a.m. – 11:45 p.m., Carnival Studio Theater


Noon – 12:45 p.m. – Florida Grand Opera Workshop

via GIPHY (Opera not Oprah)

Keep on keeping it classy at OperAthletics, the Florida Grand Opera’s way of shutting down opera stereotypes. You’ll get to see how physical this age-old art actually is (and a cool story to tell at your next dinner party to show off how cultured you are).

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m., Carnival Studio Theater


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Comic Book and Cosplay Mania Sponsored by UltraCon of South Florida


Arts Launch got its own Mini Comic Book Convention for all us nerds at heart. All ages, multi-genre, cosplay welcome!

10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ziff Ballet Opera House Stage


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm – Author Convo with Brad Meltzar

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and eight other bestselling thrillers. Hang out and learn from one of the best.

2 p.m.- 3 p.m., Café at Books & Books


3:00 p.m. – Refuel at the Food Trucks


You’ve worked hard and learned lots, go refuel at the Food Truck Invasion in parking lot C. Treat yo self.

2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Parking Lot C (NE 2nd Ave between 12th St. & 13th St.)


3:30 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m. – Pokemon Cosplay Contest


When you combine cosplay with pokemon you’re bound for success. If you’re not in on the action, take a seat and watch the cosplay contest go down and root for your favorite costumes. Ps. There are actually pokéstops inside the theater and around the Arsht Center, Café Books & Books is even a PokémonGo training gym in case you want to battle it out. 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Ziff Ballet Opera House Stage


4:30 p.m. – Bad Boy Reunion Silent Disco


You read that right. Bad Boy is back! Green Room Society is hosting a happy hour silent dance party with some of your favorite tunes from the Puffy era. You’ll also get the chance to win tickets to the show later that night. Make sure you send an RSVP to reserve headphones.

2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Peacock Foundation Studio / Limited Capacity. First come, first admitted.

We’ll see you out there!


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