MDC Koubek Center’s Bilingual Family Series Celebrates Carnaval!

Miami, Feb. 22, 2017 Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Koubek Center, su casa de cultura, continues its popular bilingual family series, Playtime: Días de las Familias with a celebration of Brazilian culture. ¡Carnaval! will take place from noon – 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25. This event is free and open to the public.

¡Carnaval! activities include a Brazilian music and dance performance; capoeira class; garden games, craft-making, and a mini parade. Traditional Brazilian cuisine will be available for purchase. Get in the spirit of carnival and learn about Hispanic heritage and traditions—bilingually!

Playtime provides parents an engaging (and free!) way for children to learn and practice Spanish. The fun and interactive family days highlight diverse arts, crafts, literary histories, and music and dance of cities with Hispanic cultures. Children are invited to sing, dance, create, and speak together en español. The series launched with a festive bang—a Dia de los Muertos celebration, and continued with Las Aventuras del Don Quixote, Fiesta Navideña, and a celebration of Peruvian traditions.

The Koubek Center—su casa de cultura— is an intellectual, cultural, and community hub in the heart of Little Havana. A historic landmark in South Florida, the revitalized mansion remains true to its pioneering heritage—celebrating its multicultural community with workshops, art exhibitions, theater performances, literary readings, concerts and more. In addition to the mansion, the iconic space includes glorious gardens, the Koubek theater, the ArtSpace gallery, classrooms, and mini performance spaces. For more information, please visit

The programs of Koubek Center are made possible with the generous support of: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissionaires; the State of Florida, Department of State , Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

MDC Live Arts Contact: Alexa Burneikis, 305-237-7733,; and Jose Boza, Boza Agency, 786-326-7988;