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Coming this December!

The Multicultural Arts Center Presents

For Nina
Saturday, December 16, at 7:30pm

We exhale to remember, we perform to call in. Performing art uniquely positions a person to look for and embody freedom. Nina Simone is one of the most beautiful Freedom Seekers. Her work paved the way for Black artists and underrepresented voices to claim liberation. This piece is titled “For Nina” as a thank you letter for the work she has done and as a reflection on the lineage - old and young - of artists like Nina Simone. “For Nina” will celebrate the songs of Nina Simone through dance by Victoria Lynn Awkward, vocals by Desiré Graham, piano by Hua Ye (Jane), lighting design by Elmer Martinez, sets by Mikayla Williams and will include guest youth dancers.

The Multicultural Arts Center Presents
qUaRtEr LiFe cRiSiS
Friday, December 15, at 8:00pm

In "qUaRtEr LiFe cRiSiS," a captivating dance show by Miranda Lawson, audiences are taken on a rollercoaster journey through the ups and downs of young adult-hood. Through a perfect blend of dance and stand-up comedy, Miranda fearlessly explores life's great questions and shares glimpses of her own experiences. With each move, she effortlessly expresses the joys, frustrations, and uncertainties that come with navigating the tumultuous waters of the "quarter life crisis." Prepare to be moved, entertained, and inspired as Miranda invites you to join her in a captivating and relatable exploration of this transformative stage of life.

United Dance Company Presents
The Extraordinary Nutcracker
December 8 - 10, 2023

United Dance Company is returning with its classic production of The Extraordinary Nutcracker. The production boasts a cast of accomplished dancers who put a unique spin on this beloved family classic. Choreographed by United Dance Company Artistic Director Gianni Di Marco, with music by P.I. Tchaikovsky and Fraser Campbell, this unique and narrated production takes you on a journey to The Nutcracker's origin. Follow the heroine as she embarks on a magical adventure to save the love of her life.

In the Gallery

Climate Change:
Creating Conversations on a Global Crisis

December 5, 2023 - January 12, 2024
Opening Reception and Artists Talk: December 7 from 6pm - 8pm

The i3C Artists Group brightens the walls of the Multicultural Arts Center’s Gallery with visions and metaphors of resilience and hope. The powerful and innovative approach of the participating artists will provide an expression of what the environ-mental crisis entails, and also suggest avenues for change. i3C also celebrates what human society can do for our shared planet. The collective artwork will pose difficult questions about global dilemmas that will hopefully trigger profound conversations that bring everyone closer to taking concrete action.

Gallery Hours 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10am-6pm
Thursdays 10am-8pm

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