MIAMI — The up-tempo mélange of dialogue, music and dance enliven the stage this weekend, as the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Siempre Flamenco present Café Cantante.

Shows are scheduled 8:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show and can be purchased online at or by calling 786-573-5300.

The center is located at 10950 SW 211th St. in Cutler Bay.

Café Cantante is an exciting and authentic flamenco show dedicated to preserving the art of flamenco in a fresh and engaging performance. The trilogy of guitar, song and dance are in constant dialogue, and the spontaneity of conversation is interpreted in the language of flamenco.

Moving and mesmerizing, the deep emotions that emanate from flamenco song unite with the intricate fury of dance in an unforgettable performance. The audience will be swept away to Andalucía, transcended in time, as they partake in a moment of flamenco life. Café Cantante features an international cast of world-renowned flamenco artists, led by Siempre Flamenco’s founding directors, Paco and Celia Fonta.

The Cabaret Series takes place in the intimate Black Box Theater space which seats up to 130 people. The series includes jazz, string groups, flamenco, comedy, burlesque, jazz, Broadway show tunes and soulful singers. The lounge setting has table seating, food, drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, designed by an internationally-acclaimed design team that includes Arquitectonica International (architects), Fisher Dachs Associates (theater design), Artec Consultants (acoustics), and AMS Planning and Research Corp. (theater management), provides, for the first time, a state-of-the-art cultural venue and community gathering place in the southern part of Miami-Dade County.