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2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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February 2018

Myra Roberts: Dream Peace

February 2 - February 24
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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myra roberts dream peace

Myra Roberts presents Dream Peace As an artist focusing on social commentary issues, Myra Roberts’ “Dream Peace” is her newest series of multimedia works in a project spanning the past two decades. “Dream Peace” features poster-style paintings of contemporary political injustices, portraits of Bielski partisans and other survivors of the Holocaust (some of whom were interviewed by the artist), testimonial videos, and spiritual/Buddhist paintings that evoke the antithesis of war. "Dream Peace" will also feature S(he) Will Fade: A Theatrical…

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Carded: Miniature Masterpieces

February 2 at 6:00 pm - February 23 at 5:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Carded: Miniature Masterpieces Curated by Cesar Aguilera by Danielle Branchaud The Artist Trading Card project builds on different traditions. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries tracing its heritage back to the illustrated manuscripts of scribes in the Far East and Europe prior to the 15th century. The origin of the modern trading card is associated with cigarette cards first issued by the US-based Allen and Ginter tobacco company in 1875.They were the precursors of the sports cards and…

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Art & Poetry Networking Event

February 22 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$10
art and poetry networking event

Gulf Coast Leisure presents Art & Poetry Networking Event Join Gulf Coast Leisure at SBDAC on Thursday, February 22nd at 8pm for the Art & Poetry Networking Event! Mixed media artists, music, spoken word, and vendors are all highlighted each month. Attendees also have a chance to network and connect with other like minded people in the arts community. Sign up early to perform, or be a part of the audience and enjoy this interactive music and art showcase! Call 239-896-0654, email…

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The Mersey Beatles

February 24
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$45
mersey beatles 2018

Vinyl Vibes presents The Mersey Beatles This is not your ordinary Beatles’ tribute band! The world’s only All LIVERPOOL BORN Beatles’ tribute band was formerly the resident band for a decade at the world famous CAVERN CLUB, where the Beatles got their start. They have played 20 countries, selling out shows worldwide. Find out why John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird, said: “There are a lot of Beatle Tribute bands from all over the world, and I’ve seen them all, but the…

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March 2018

London Amara: Ethos

March 2 - March 27
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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london amara ethos

London Amara presents "ethos" Our capacity for meaningful and significant communication relies heavily on our contextual understanding; that context and our ethos are continually shaped by the way we choose to record our experiences. “ethos” explores the relationship of what we understand to be true within the context in which we came to know it. For her second solo exhibition at SBDAC, artist London Amara created ethos, an assemblage of both hand-made, silver gelatin prints created from film negatives as…

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Ghostbird Theatre: 24 Hour Festival

March 3 - March 4
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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24 hour festival

Ghostbird Theatre Company presents 24 Hour Festival Visual artists, filmmakers, theatre artists, dancers, musicians, and poets race against a 24-hour clock to create unique works based on prompts. Now in its tenth year, this all-inclusive art happening has been opened up and brought downtown by the Ghostbird Theatre Company. Artists of all types and ages are invited to participate. Get creative in 24 hours! You’ll have so much fun you won’t even feel the sleep deprivation. Categories: Visual Art, Live…

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Art Walks the Runway

March 8 at 7:00 pm - March 10 at 10:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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7th Annual Art Walks the Runway Take part in three dazzling days of fashion, art, music, and performances at the 7th Annual Art Walks the Runway fashion show! Experience Fort Myers’ only three-night Couture fashion show featuring runway ready Haute Couture from some today’s hottest designers. More info coming soon! Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, March 8, 9, & 10, 2018 All Nights:  Runway • 8pm | Cocktails • 7pm   Interested in modeling for the show? AWR 2018 Model Call  …

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Happy Birthday, Bernstein

March 17 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$35
bernstein

The Chamber Series presents Happy Birthday, Bernstein Join the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for the 2017 - 2018 Chamber Concert Series, featuring some of today’s top classical music performers. In 2018, Curtis on Tour celebrates the centenary and legacy of Curtis alumnus Leonard Bernstein by touring programs that feature Bernstein’s music. In spring 2018, we are offering a chamber ensemble including Curtis alumnus and renowned clarinetist David Shifrin, performing alongside Curtis students. The program will include Bernstein’s lively…

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Author Lecture: Karen Thompson Walker

March 19 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$35
karen walker thompson

The Famous Author Lecture Series presents Karen Thompson Walker The Famous Author Lecture Series invites audiences to take part in a lunch and lecture with an acclaimed writer. Savor a lunch and lecture with this best selling, critically acclaimed author! From 12pm – 2pm enjoy a gourmet lunch, a lecture from the author, and a question and answer portion that offers insights on the author and the stories they write. A book signing opportunity will also be available. Featuring a…

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Novel Writing Workshop with Casey Walker & Karen Thompson Walker 

March 19 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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writing classes

Novel Writing Workshop with Casey Walker & Karen Thompson Walker March 19th • 3pm - 5pm • $50 Join two bestselling authors as they show you how to come up with the idea for a novel, how to structure it, and how to actually begin working on your masterpiece. About Karen Thompson Walker - Karen is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Age of Miracles, which was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indies Choice Award, and a…

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Fort Myers Film Festival

March 22 at 11:00 am - March 25 at 5:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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fort myers film festival

Fort Myers Film Festival The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker's preferred event to create, unite, and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works. The Fort Myers Film Festival is known for world-class swagger and support of local filmmakers. The festival event offers "the most vibrant, intellectual, and edgy crowd to grace Lee County in decades." The event has featured hundreds of local filmmakers and is a must attend for cineasts living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties…

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3D Fashion Design Workshop with Mariapia Malerba

March 24 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$50
fashion design workshop

3D Fashion Design Workshop with Mariapia Malerba Have fun with fashion at the 3D Fashion Design Workshop instructed by Mariapia Malerba! During the workshop, create a 3D fashion design with recycled material. Let your imagination and creativity come to life! Enjoy this workshop on two dates during the 2017 - 2018 season! Materials  Small objects in different sizes like, buttons, pasta, dried beans, toothpicks, small ribbons or fabric with different patterns, colorful tissue paper etc.  Small watercolor or acrylic set.  Small…

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3D Fashion Design Workshop with Mariapia Malerba

March 24 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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3D fashion design workshop

3D Fashion Design Workshop with Mariapia Malerba Have fun with fashion at the 3D Fashion Design Workshop instructed by Mariapia Malerba! During the workshop, create a 3D fashion design with recycled material. Let your imagination and creativity come to life! Enjoy this workshop on two dates during the 2017 - 2018 season! Materials  Small objects in different sizes like, buttons, pasta, dried beans, toothpicks, small ribbons or fabric with different patterns, colorful tissue paper etc.  Small watercolor or acrylic set.  Small…

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Art & Poetry Networking Event

March 29 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$10
art and poetry networking event

Gulf Coast Leisure presents Art & Poetry Networking Event Join Gulf Coast Leisure at SBDAC on Thursday, March 29th at 8pm for the Art & Poetry Networking Event! Mixed media artists, music, spoken word, and vendors are all highlighted each month. Attendees also have a chance to network and connect with other like minded people in the arts community. Sign up early to perform, or be a part of the audience and enjoy this interactive music and art showcase! Call 239-896-0654, email…

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American Virtuosi Concert

March 30 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$35
american virtuosi

The Chamber Series presents The American Virtuosi Concert Join SBDAC for the 2017 - 2018 Chamber Concert Series, featuring some of today’s top classical music performers. The Chamber Music Series culminates in an incredible performance by some of the most celebrated musicians in the genre. American Virtuosi invites violinist Peter Winograd, cellist Andres Diaz, violist Jim Griffith, pianist Wendy Chen, and violinist Caterina Szepes for an unforgettable evening of live classical music. This unique engagement will also include a performance…

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American Virtuosi Gala

March 31 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents The American Virtuosi Gala Attention music and food connoisseurs! The American Virtuosi Gala is an exquisite chamber concert paired with a gourmet wine dinner prepared by G3 Catering. Experience the music of some of chamber music’s masters alongside a delicious four-course dinner. Proceeds benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Performers to be announced. Saturday, March 31, 2018 Cocktails: 6pm • Dinner: 7pm Tickets: $125 • Table for 8: $900 Tickets…

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April 2018

A℞T – Art by Physicians

April 6 - April 24
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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art by physicians

A℞T - Art by Physicians Group Show Art Load in: Monday, April 2, 2018 Opening: Friday, April 6, 2018 • 6pm - 10pm Closing: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 • 5pm Art Pick Up: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Free to Attend Submit

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Junior Director’s Board Presents: Movie Night

April 13 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Junior Board of Directors presents: Movie Night! Friday, April 13th • doors 6pm, movie 7pm • Tickets: $5 (Get $1 off your ticket for each canned food donation on the night of) Join us in the art center to watch the original Ghost Busters! All ages welcome, adults over 18 must be accompanied by a school-age child to attend. Seating & floor space for lounging will be available. Bring pillows if choosing to sit on…

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Author Lecture: Karen Dionne

April 16 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$35
author lecture karen dionne

The Famous Author Lecture Series presents Karen Dionne The Famous Author Lecture Series invites audiences to take part in a lunch and lecture with an acclaimed writer. Savor a lunch and lecture with this bestselling, critically acclaimed author! From 12pm – 2pm enjoy a gourmet lunch, a lecture from the author, and a question and answer portion that offers insights on the author and the stories they write. A book signing opportunity will also be available. Featuring Karen Dionne, author…

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Cooking for Kids

April 19 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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chef's cooking for kids

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Sun Coast presents Cooking for Kids Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast for a culinary extravaganza with leading local chefs and restaurants. Enjoy delicious culinary samplings created by our guest Chefs de Cuisine, music, and auction to raise funds for kids in Lee County. Thursday, April 19, 2018 6pm - 9pm Individual Tickets: $100 VIP Couple Tickets: $350 To purchase tickets, call: 239-560-5257

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Art & Poetry Networking Event

April 26 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$10
art and poetry networking event

Gulf Coast Leisure presents Art & Poetry Networking Event Join Gulf Coast Leisure at SBDAC on Thursday, April 26th at 8pm for the Art & Poetry Networking Event! Mixed media artists, music, spoken word, and vendors are all highlighted each month. Attendees also have a chance to network and connect with other like minded people in the arts community. Sign up early to perform, or be a part of the audience and enjoy this interactive music and art showcase! Call 239-896-0654, email…

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May 2018

In Search for the Metal Muse: Juxtapositions in Disarray

May 4 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In Search for the Metal Muse: Juxtapositions in Disarray An Esposito and Lana Collection of Works Opens: Friday, May 4, 2018 • 6pm - 10pm Closes: Tuesday, May 22nd • 5pm Fair Play - Jay Lana Hearts - Patricia Esposito Artist Statement from Patricia Esposito - Working with the abstract and with scrap metal comes from my soul and subconscious. I call it spirit or my ancestors coming thru, giving my art a voice.  Recycled materials reflecting their past is ongoing…

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Teen Talent Night

May 18 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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teen talent night

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Junior Board of Directors presents Teen Talent Night Friday, May 18, 2018 6pm - 10pm Sign up for Teen Talent Night! Lee County students ages 13 - 17 are invited to enter in the categories of visual art, dance, music, theater, and film for a chance to win cash prizes! Entry form for this year's competition coming soon.

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Art & Poetry Networking Event

May 24 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$10
art and poetry networking event

Gulf Coast Leisure presents Art & Poetry Networking Event Join Gulf Coast Leisure at SBDAC on Thursday, May 24th at 8pm for the Art & Poetry Networking Event! Mixed media artists, music, spoken word, and vendors are all highlighted each month. Attendees also have a chance to network and connect with other like minded people in the arts community. Sign up early to perform, or be a part of the audience and enjoy this interactive music and art showcase! Call 239-896-0654, email…

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June 2018

June Juried Exhibition: X

June 1 - June 26
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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june juried exhibition

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents The June Juried Exhibition: X In honor of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center's 10th anniversary season, SBDAC invites artists to interpret the symbol X as the theme for the 2018 June Juried Exhibition. Icons have power. They evoke memories, experiences, and information stored in the collective unconscious. Of these icons, the symbol X has many evocative meanings: X marks the spot. X speaks of intersections. X is numeric. X is…

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Art and Poetry Networking Event

June 28 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$10
art and poetry networking event

Gulf Coast Leisure presents Art & Poetry Networking Event Join Gulf Coast Leisure at SBDAC on Thursday, June 28th at 8pm for the Art & Poetry Networking Event! Mixed media artists, music, spoken word, and vendors are all highlighted each month. Attendees also have a chance to network and connect with other like minded people in the arts community. Sign up early to perform, or be a part of the audience and enjoy this interactive music and art showcase! Call 239-896-0654, email…

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July 2018

There’s Something in the Water: Group Exhibition featuring Bob Halstead

July 6 - July 24
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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bob halstead

There's Something in the Water featuring Bob Halstead, Arturo Samaniego, & Mila Bridger The group art show, "There's Something in the Water," features the underwater works of artists Arturo Sameniego, Mila Bridger, and world-renown underwater photographer, Bob Halstead. Opens: Friday, July 6, 2018 • 6pm - 10pm Closes: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 5pm

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Art and Poetry Networking Event

July 26 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$10
art and poetry networking event

Gulf Coast Leisure presents Art & Poetry Networking Event Join Gulf Coast Leisure at SBDAC on Thursday, July 26th at 8pm for the Art & Poetry Networking Event! Mixed media artists, music, spoken word, and vendors are all highlighted each month. Attendees also have a chance to network and connect with other like minded people in the arts community. Sign up early to perform, or be a part of the audience and enjoy this interactive music and art showcase! Call 239-896-0654, email…

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August 2018

Abstracted: Group Show

August 3 - August 28
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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abstracted group show

Abstracted featuring Karen Gozzo Nolan, Michael Pohlman, Jeffrey Scott Lewis, & Yvonne Krystman by Karen Guzzo Nolan   The Ecstasy of Rejection by Jeffrey Scott Lewis

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Art and Poetry Networking Event

August 23 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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$10
art and poetry networking event

Gulf Coast Leisure presents Art & Poetry Networking Event Join Gulf Coast Leisure at SBDAC on Thursday, August 23rd at 8pm for the Art & Poetry Networking Event! Mixed media artists, music, spoken word, and vendors are all highlighted each month. Attendees also have a chance to network and connect with other like minded people in the arts community. Sign up early to perform, or be a part of the audience and enjoy this interactive music and art showcase! Call 239-896-0654, email…

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All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets except for cancelled events that are not rescheduled. SBDAC does not offer refunds on purchased ticket. In rare circumstances when a performance may be cancelled (due to extreme weather, artist absence, or other unavoidable situations) we offer refunds or replacement tickets for another performance.

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