NEW MASK/VAX POLICY! All patrons over 12 years of age at films or live performances at The Smith scheduled through Mar. 31, 2022 are required to wear a mask AND show proof of vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID test (within 72 hours)*. Children 12 years old or younger are required to wear a mask. Depending on the nature of the show, patrons may be allowed to remove their mask once seated in the theatre. Policies are subject to change at any time without notice; however, we will make every effort to contact ticketholders to alert them of changes to this policy. *We strongly recommend the use of the New York State Excelsior Pass Wallet app available from your app store. This app shows vaccine data and test results and will make admission to The Smith go smoothly.

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CORTADITO brings the Miami heat to Geneva!

GENEVA, NY – The Smith CentGENEVA, NY – “The Buena Vista Social Club of Miami” (WDNA Radio), Cortadito, brings the Miami heat to the Smith Center for the Arts on Friday, October 22 at 8:00pm, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Geneva, NY! Performing traditional early 20th Century Cuban music, this dynamic ensemble brings listeners back to a time when Trio Matamoros and Ignacio Piniero ruled the Cuban music world. Tickets are $20 (plus additional fees). To purchase tickets, visit, or visit or call our box office for phone and in-person sales, 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday.

Voted “Best Latin Act” by the Miami News Times, Cortadito reminds audiences that traditional music can be as fun and exciting as today’s mainstream Latin hits. A Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival favorite, Cortadito performs a wide array of styles from Son Montuno to Guaracha Boleros to Nengon and Bolero Son, guaranteed to get you up and moving.
The program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered locally by Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants (FLCAG) at Auburn Public Theater.
More events for Hispanic Heritage Month will be announced at a later date.

All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test upon arrival at The Smith. Masks must be worn while at The Smith but may be removed once seated.
The Smith’s box office will be open for in person or over the phone sales Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm. Online tickets may be purchased at any time. All phone or online purchases will receive a digital ticket sent to a valid email.
The Smith Center for the Arts, stewards of the historic Smith Opera House, provides diverse arts and educational enrichment opportunities year-round for Finger Lakes residents and visitors. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Please email or call (315)781-5483. For more information visit
er for the Arts, in partnership with FLX Pride, will present three films to celebrate