WHO: The Straz Center
WHAT: Arts Legacy REMIX
WHERE: Straz Center’s Riverwalk Stage (unless otherwise noted)
- Friday, Oct. 7 – Noche de Encanto – A Celebration of Hispanic Culture – For the second year, The Straz highlights the many threads in the tapestry of Hispanic culture featuring breathtaking visual arts, vibrant music and the joyous atmosphere celebrated and beloved from the Caribbean Islands to the southernmost tip of South America.
- Friday, Nov. 18 – Selebrasyon Ayisyen (Haitian Celebration) – A Day to Remember – This evening of remembrance and celebration will reflect on the importance of the Battle of Vertieres, a landmark battle in which Haiti fought to gain independence. Haiti’s rich culture will be celebrated through its vibrant music, spiritual dance and renowned visual arts.
- Friday, Jan. 13 – Let Freedom Ring (MLK Jr. Commemoration) – The Straz Center remembers and honors the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in celebration and amplification of our commitment to manifest his dream with an evening of gospel music, powerful words of the writings of Dr. King and young voices sharing their hopes and vision for 2023.
- Friday, Feb. 17 – International Women’s Celebration – This celebration will focus on women throughout the generations whose unique experiences will be brought to life through diverse artistic mediums. Women in different cultures and their unique journeys toward equality through dance, music and visual arts will be lauded.
- Friday, March 24 – Global Pride – A Unified Community – Authentic self-expression and experience will be celebrated. In this commemoration of the Stonewall Riots, local talented artists across the Tampa Bay area that embody the global impact of the LGBTQIA+ community will be featured.
- Friday, April 21 – Celtic Culture Festival – From the rich and elaborate storytelling of the Celtic culture, from the coasts of Ireland to the Isle of Man, this event will celebrate the effervescent history and artistry that these nations have cherished for many generations.
- Monday, June 19 – 3rd Annual Juneteenth Commemoration (in Jaeb Theater) – In an evening of remembrance and celebration, this will recognize the importance of the date June 19th, 1865, when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas were set free, the act which officially ended slavery in America. Featured will be spoken remembrances, writings of historical importance and an original performance.
All performances held from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, visit www.strazcenter.org.