Culture Shock Miami’s Arts Stopper Newsletter # 3 is Now Online

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Calendar of April - May Events List Top Museums, Shows and Concerts for 13-22 Year Olds @ Only $5 per Ticket


Read about your favorite live shows and discover others you won't want to miss.


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There's no charge to becoming a Culture Shocker. You just have to be between 13 and 22 years old. You can buy tickets to exciting live shows and events you want to go to. Take a guest of any age with each of you buying special tickets at only $5 each. Some of the participating live events this winter are:

  •     Florida Grand Opera
  •     Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  •     Cleveland Orchestra
  •     Miami City Ballet
  •     Dranoff 2 Piano concerts
  •     ZooMiami
  •     Miami Symphony Orchestra
  •     Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
  •     South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
  •     And many, many more

Culture Shock Miami was inaugurated in 2005-06 by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with a generous grant from The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation. Since then, it has sold nearly 35,000 tickets through its website A core group of arts organizations participate regularly in the program, including Actors' Playhouse, Adrienne Arsht Center, Cleveland Orchestra Miami, Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and ZooMiami.

In 2011, Culture Shock Miami was selected and introduced as a lead partner to Florida International University’s Honors College's initiative, HEARTS - Honors Education in the Arts. HEARTS gives Honors College students the opportunity to be exposed to the arts in their courses, as well as through extra-curricular activities. In addition, HEARTS serves as a clearinghouse (and curatorial framework) for students to experience the arts on campus and in the community-at-large by providing them with information about and access to cultural activities and performances. Culture Shock Miami continues its sponsorship and support of the program for the 2013-14 season.

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection. The Department also manages, programs and operates the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, a campus of state-of-the-art cultural facilities in Cutler Bay, as well as Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Joseph Caleb Auditorium and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, all dedicated to presenting and supporting excellence in the arts for the entire community. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.

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