Going to a concert is the only way to listen to music in public without having to put your mouth around a discman to catch its sound vibrations. Enjoy easier listening with this GrouponLive deal to see Flamenco Puro at the Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl. For $20, you get two tickets for level-B seating on Saturday, December 1, at 8 p.m. (a $41.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Helmed by choreographer, artistic director, and dancer Clarita Filgueiras, Flamenco Puro Dance Company brings the Spanish fusion of blistering guitar work and heartfelt rug cutting to Miami audiences. After years of training with artists in Madrid and Seville, Clarita has since choreographed and performed in the Florida Grand Opera’s production of Carmen, taught flamenco dancing at the University of Miami, and garnered numerous awards. As a guitar speedily strums and hands clap a rousing rhythm, Clarita and a trio of brightly costumed dancers use every movement to transmit passionate emotions and subliminal advertisements for hula-hoops.
Founded as a sanctuary for flowers, birds, and their admirers, Pinecrest Gardens has flourished into a family-friendly retreat that entertains visitors with horticultural exhibits and artistic events in a scenic setting. Spanning 4.3 acres of forested wetland, the gardens harbor more than 1,000 rare and exotic plants, including a 100-year-old coco plum tree, orchids, and a banyan tree that spreads across three-fourths of an acre. Waterways full of fish snake through these plants, their inhabitants impatiently pursing their lips at visitors for handfuls of food.
Pinecrest Gardens offers other entertainment opportunities for youngsters, who can splash around in the water playground, spot wildlife at Swan Lake, or play with potbellied pigs at the petting zoo. In addition, the 500-seat outdoor Banyan Bowl offers concertgoers pristine acoustics and cool evening breezes along with complimentary views of the stars.