Virtual Summer Festival by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami 8/7/20, 8/14/20, 8/21/20, 8/28/20

Virtual Summer Festival by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami
Friday, 08/07/2020-, 12:00 am-
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami will be hosting a Virtual Summer Festival series on social media!

Every Friday in August, the Consulate will feature a new video and showcase performers of traditional Japanese arts throughout Florida. Tune in each week via the Consulate’s Facebook and Instagram pages and experience all the energy and fun of a Japanese festival without ever leaving home!

Schedule and featured performers/activities:

8/7 Fushu Daiko – Taiko drumming
8/14 Kashimon Dojo – Kyudo (Japanese archery)
8/21 Urasenke Ichimura-kai – Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony
8/28 Matsuriza – Taiko drumming

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Trust 75th Anniversary Virtual Celebration 8/1/20

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Trust 75th Anniversary Virtual Celebration
Saturday, 08/01/2020-, 06:00 pm-
Website
Cost: $75

Enjoy an Evening of Entertainment from the Comfort of Your Couch!

JOIN US for Virginia Key Beach Park Trust’s 75th Anniversary Celebration – Virtual Film Exhibition and Cocktail Reception on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 6:30 pm. Ticket purchasers receive a VIP pass to Private Pre-show at 6:00 pm.

The Film Exhibition will commemorate the progressive struggle among African American and Caribbean diaspora throughout South Florida over the last 75 years. Notable Historian, N. D. B. Connolly narrates the digital experience, which highlights the critical stories that framed our history.

Don’t miss the hottest event this summer!
The show includes:
• Three Documentary Shorts narrated by local Historian, Nathan Connolly
• Host Vanessa James, of Vanessa James Media
• Kizie – the Violist, who will take you on a journey through the Historic Beach Park Site-no snooze here, you will be on your feet dancing!
• Three Cocktail recipe (acholic or non) demonstrations by one of Miami’s top Mixologists. You can’t have a cocktail party without cocktails 😊
• Surprises, including community and celebrity shout outs, tributes, and more!

Ticket purchasers select a Branded Mixology Cocktail/Mocktail Kit or an Engraved Bamboo Cheese Board as our gift to you. Ticket purchaser names will be featured online during the event and listed under “The making of this documentary was possible through the generous gifts of” in documentary closing credits.

Thanks for staying home and spending the evening with Virginia Key Beach Park Trust
celebrating 75 years of history, culture, and the environment.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION
WWW.HVKBMP.ORG

Latin Grammy Award Winner Manny Diquez Performs June 18 on Happy Hour with The Galleria; A Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live 6/18/20

Latin Grammy Award Winner Manny Diquez Performs June 18 on Happy Hour with The Galleria; A Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live
Thursday, 06/18/2020-, 05:00 pm-
Facebook
Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced Fender artist and Latin Grammy Award winner Manny Diquez as its next featured performer on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, June 18, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. He will perform a variety of alternative, classic rock and popular covers from Oasis, Cat Stevens, Stevie Wonder, The Spin Doctors, The Beatles, REM, Bob Marley, Gnarls Barkley and Ben E. King.

Born in Trinidad & Tobago, raised in Venezuela and living in the United States since 2004, Manny Diquez is a versatile musical artist who has recorded more than 30 albums, many in both Spanish and English. He has won two Latin Grammy Awards as a musician and arranger in 2011 and was a 2012 Latin Grammy artist nominee for “Best Rock Song.” Diquez served as music director for networks including Univision and Telemundo and is a voting member of the Grammy Academy Awards and Latin Grammy Academy Awards. When he’s not in the studio. Diquez is a touring musician.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Diquez will join previous Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers Carly Jo Jackson, Alexander Star, The Tim Charron Band and Tori Rossi Music and WILL PLUS. These archived recorded livestream performances can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has already welcomed shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures according to government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Prepare The Perfect Starters With Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo On The Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series 6/9/20

Prepare The Perfect Starters With Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo On The Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Tuesday, 06/09/2020-, 02:00 pm-
Facebook
Cost: Free

As shoppers and diners adjust to new social distancing guidelines, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo returns to the all-access Facebook Live on Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m., for his next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series segment. Bravo will livestream and prepare The Perfect Starters: Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes and Preserved Lemon Hummus.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s fifth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is welcoming shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19 for additional details.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus anchor the popular center, which also features known stores, including Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Powerhouse Gym and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s, Blue Martini and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

The stage is set for Lips Fort Lauderdale to responsibly welcome back fans on Thursday 6/25/20

The stage is set for Lips Fort Lauderdale to responsibly welcome back fans
Thursday, 06/25/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33334
Website
Cost: 30 for dinner and the show
ENFORCING SOCIAL DISTANCING: YES
ENFORCING MASK WEARING: YES
PROVIDING HAND SANITIZER: YES

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, is excited to welcome the community back to the perfect place for any celebration when it officially reopens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, in compliance with local and state COVID 19 guidelines. In the tradition of Lips, the incredible cast will sashay on stage, deliver delicious dining options and pour signature drinks from Thursday through Saturday nights and for Sunday Brunch, until further notice. Sales from the reopening night will benefit all Lips employees as they make their glamorous return.

“Lips is proud to reconnect with our loyal customers and welcome newcomers to experience our unique brand of dining and entertainment,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder and co-owner. “We are extremely grateful for the support from this community over the past 12 years and we hope to continue celebrating special occasions and life for years to come.”

In keeping with the tradition of Lips’ nightly themed shows, the reopening will kick off with “Dinner with the Divas.” Lips’ talented cast of characters will impersonate past and present divas such as Cher, Pink, Donna Summer, Nikki Minaj and many others. Other theme nights include Game Night (Tuesday), Twisted Broadway (Wednesday), Glitz & Glam (Friday and Saturday), “Dinner with the Divas” (Thursday and Sunday) and Lips’ drag-a-licious Gospel Brunch (Sunday).

Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner from a popular drag-themed menu of salads, appetizers and entrees, including Chicken Marsala, Atlantic Salmon, Baby Back Ribs, Garden Vegetable Curry, Mushroom or Lobster Ravioli. Lips also offers a full bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other tasty specialty drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. Limited seating is available. Follow us on Facebook @LipsFTL and Instagram @lipsfla, or visit www.lipsusa.com for more information.

About Lips Fort Lauderdale
Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up delicious food and Las Vegas- style drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Nicole Halliwell, Twa La Rouge and Velvet LeNore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95. For more information about Lips, call (954) 567-0987 or visit www.lipsusa.com.

Emerging Songstress Carly Jo Jackson To Be Featured On Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series 6/4/20

Emerging Songstress Carly Jo Jackson To Be Featured On Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Thursday, 06/04/2020 – 05:00 pm –

https://www.facebook.com/events/687137031832105/
Florida
Facebook
Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced emerging songstress Carly Jo Jackson as its next featured performer on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, June 4, at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live.

With a voice filled with grit and soul, Carly Jo Jackson brings the heat of the Florida sunshine to all she does. She has a vocal tone that is as infectious as her charismatic stage presence. She caught the attention of some big names in the music and entertainment business, opening shows for Michael McDonald (who also provided vocals on her recent EP), Kenny Loggins and Dennis Quaid and serving as a musical inspiration to Jeff Bridges who recently featured her on his Sleep Club website. Other notable performances include her 2014 appearance on America’s Got Talent, where she appeared in two televised episodes and advanced to Judgement Week; performing as an Emerging Artist at 2018’s Summerfest; singing backup vocals to Kenny Loggins at 2019’s Hawaii Songwriters Festival; performing at the renowned 30A Songwriters Festival along with Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Shawn Mullins, Livingston Taylor and more; opening a San Francisco 49ers game; and winning the 2015 Belk Southern Musician Showcase. In late 2019, she released her EP Au Naturel, produced by Chris Pelonis and Lost Coast Records and distributed by Jimmy Buffet’s Cherry Bomb Records.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Jackson will join previous Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers Alexander Star, The Tim Charron Band and Tori Rossi Music and WILL PLUS. These archived recorded livestream performances can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has already welcomed shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures according to government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19 for additional details.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Facebook Live Sessions with Guy and Jessica Harvey 5/23/20, 5/30/20, 6/6/20

Facebook Live Sessions with Guy and Jessica Harvey
Saturday, 05/23/2020 – 06/06/2020 11:00 am – 11:45 am


Florida
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey continues to share his expeditions, insights of the sea and art techniques for families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic through free online art sessions, discussions and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live.

Upcoming schedule and topics:
• Saturday 23rd May – 11am EST: PREMIERE! ‘Shark School’ on Amazon Prime
• Saturday 30th May – 11am EST: Learn about fish with personality
• Saturday 6th June – 11am EST: Join us for a POP QUIZ!

Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience on Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

For a complete list of educational resources, visit guyharvey.com/pages/ghof-education.

Cooking with The Galleria – Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on Facebook Live 5/26/20

Cooking with The Galleria – Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on Facebook Live
Tuesday, 05/26/2020 – 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm

Online – Facebook Live
Florida
Facebook
Cost: Free

At-home chefs and foodies rejoice as Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo returns to Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 26, at 2 p.m., for his next installment in The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s free virtual cooking tutorial series, Cooking with The Galleria. Bravo will livestream and prepare Seafood Paella, a perennial South Florida favorite.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s fourth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits and Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is welcoming shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures according to government guidelines. Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service. P.F. Chang’s continues to offer take-out and delivery service and will resume full-service dining on May 27. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19 for additional details.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus anchor the popular center, which also features known stores, including Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Powerhouse Gym and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s, Blue Martini and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

An Evening With Richard Blanco: Poems for Isolation 4/27/20

An Evening With Richard Blanco: Poems for Isolation
Monday, 04/27/2020 – 06:00 pm –
Crowdcast
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eg66idaj/register

Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Miami Book Fair, the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and Books & Books invite you to a reading by Miami’s own presidential inaugural poet, Richard Blanco. Join us from your balcony, bedroom or home cocktail bar for an evening of reflection, as we celebrate poetry and its power to carry us through difficult moments.

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Support beloved independent bookstore Books & Books. Purchase How to Love a Country. Free priority shipping included.

Social Media Day South Florida 6/28/15

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Social Media Day South Florida
Sunday, June 28, 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Social Media Day Conference
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Sunset Cocktail
SMDAYSFL2015-800 Hyatt Regency Pier 66
2301 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Register Online
Schedule

An international celebration of social media promoted by Mashable, now celebrating its 5th consecutive year in South Florida. Based on our track record, we expect over 500 top influencers, speakers and enthusiasts from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and beyond to gather for a fun day of sharing and networking. Our South Florida conference celebrates the art and craft of social media through multiple tracks that benefit all users. An energetic social and networking happy hour mixer follows the conference.

Plenary session, three breakout rooms, an exhibition hall, hospitality suites, and more.