Florida Grand Opera Season Preview Cocktail Party 10/23/14

Florida Grand Opera Season Preview Cocktail Party
Thursday, 10/23/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
YA-2014_15III Forks Prime Steakhouse
501 Silks Run,
Hallandale, Florida 33009
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Cost: Free

Florida Grand Opera celebrates the start of another exciting season with its highly-anticipated season preview celebration – in a lively lounge setting. On October 23, 2014, the annual affair takes over at Hallandale’s modern steakhouse, III Forks, and showcases some of the most beloved pieces that audiences will enjoy throughout FGO’s upcoming season, all performed by FGO’s newest group of Young Artists.

Located five minutes from Hallandale Beach, III Forks is a contemporary take on an upscale steakhouse. This evening of beautiful music will also feature complimentary wine and light bites, followed by an optional dinner with the Young Artists after the event. This free event is open to the public, but an RSVP is requested. Whether or not you have tickets for the 2014-15 season, enjoy beautiful music, savor some delicious food, and celebrate the start to another exciting year with the Florida Grand Opera.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse is located at 501 Silks Run in Hallandale, Florida. Dinner reservations for III Forks are recommended and can be made by calling 954-457-3920 or online at http://www.3forks.com/reservations.php. For additional information, visit www.3forks.com.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy 9/18/14

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
Thursday, 09/18/2014 – 09/28/2014 07:00 pm –
CharacterLogo_D29BBB&T Center
1 Panther Pkwy,
Sunrise, Florida 33323
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MIAMI (AUG. 29, 2014) — Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy comes to South Florida! This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story 3 and Disney’s Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid.
Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy is performing in Sunrise, Fla. at the BB&T Center Sept. 18-21 and in Miami, Fla. at the AmericanAirlines Arena Sept. 24-28.
Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within! The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever!
From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.
Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy start at $16 and are available at the BB&T Center and AmericanAirlines Arena box offices, through Ticketmaster and online at www.disneyonice.com.

Show times:
BB&T Center –
Thursday, September 18 __________ 7 p.m.
Friday, September 19 __________ 10:30 a.m.
Friday, September 19 __________ 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 20 __________ 11 a.m.
Saturday, September 20 __________ 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 20 __________ 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 21 __________ 1 p.m.
Sunday, September 21 __________ 5 p.m.
AmericanAirlines Arena –
Wednesday, September 24 __________ 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 25 __________ 7 p.m.
Friday, September 26 __________ 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 27 __________ 11 a.m.
Saturday, September 27 __________ 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 27 __________ 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 28 __________ 1 p.m.
Sunday, September 28 __________ 5 p.m.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, log on to www.disneyonice.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

Miami DWNTWN Art Days 9/19/14-9/21/14

Miami DWNTWN Art Days
September 19-21, All Day
dwntwnartdays Downtown Miami

Art Days is designed to bring together and promote the cultural community, in addition to facilitating and incentivizing art exhibitions and other cultural activities. In its third year, Art Days, supported by the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), continues to provide free inspiring art activities across the Downtown cultural landscape. Working in partnership with a variety of arts and culture institutions, organizations and artists, Art Days is a three-day cultural exploration that incorporates countless free events and exhibitions for the community to experience and enjoy. Art Days offers something for everyone from family activities, panel discussions, international exhibitions, bike tours, walking tours and so much more!

Art Days is comprised of three components:
The Hub
located at MCAD, 100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132
The “hub” is the epicenter for information on Art Days. In 2013 over 130 events took place around Downtown Miami, so it’s worthwhile to take a moment and set an itinerary to make the most out of the weekend!
The hub is the place to…
…find someone to help you navigate through the vast amount of things to do.
…start most walking and bike tours.
…be creative and paint your own unique t-shirt.
…hang out and connect with your friends on social media.
…find people to welcome you to Downtown Miami.

The Fringe
The “Fringe” is a set of curated activations of Downtown Miami in the form of visual and performance art projects. The visual art projects are commissioned, site-specific public art installations, curated by a specialist contemporary art curator Amanda Sanfilippo, and located within a one-mile radius around the Hub for easy walkability. This year’s Fringe has been initiated in partnership with Miami Dade County’s Art in Public Places.

The Events
Throughout the three day weekend, over 60 different art organizations, culture organizations, non-profits and artists activate their spaces with exhibitions, performances, cocktails meet and greet, art talks, panels and more. New for 2014 is an increased family friendly programming and children activities to accommodate the growing number of families living in Downtown.
Realizing the lack of performing arts in last year’s mix of events, the Miami DDA, in collaboration with the Olympia Theatre, is debuting a series of performance pieces in public areas and venues all around Downtown
As a guideline, here is a schedule for the weekend:
Thursday: Media/VIP Preview of the Fringe and Art Days
Friday: School tours/ Exhibitions openings/ post -work cocktail activities
Saturday: Museum day; art tours and exhibitions
Sunday: Cultural activities/bike tours

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Simply Rob: “Living Through Poetry” 9/19/14

Simply Rob: “Living Through Poetry”
Friday, 09/19/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: Free for students with valid ID; $10 for general public.

The OVERHEARD series is a collection of one-person performances from nationally recognized entertainers as well as local innovators. Roberto “Simply Rob” Vassilarakis is of Greek and El Salvadoran descent. Disowned at the age of 17, Simply Rob has worked with “at risk” inner city youth in NYC, focusing on issues of sex/sexual identity and HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Simply Rob is a founding member of the Latino poetry collective El Grito De Poetas, and a two-time NYC Marathoner for the Harlem United AIDS Services Center. Simply Rob has also appeared in several plays including lead roles in Charles Rice Gonzalez’s “Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo” at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD).

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with Amaluna 12/11/14

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with Amaluna
Thursday, 12/11/2014 – 07:30 pm –
Cerceau_Water-Bowl_1468_RSun Life Stadium
2269 NW 199th S,
Miami Garden, Florida 33056
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After the remarkable success of TOTEM in 2013, Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with one of its newest touring shows, Amaluna, which will premiere on December 11 under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top at Sun Life Stadium.

Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets are now available for existing Cirque Club members. To sign up for complimentary membership visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqu…; giving members access to the best seats under the Big Top, promotions with our partners and a chance to experience never-before-seen exclusive Cirque du Soleil content.

Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public as of August 25 2014 by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/amalu… or by calling 1-877 9 CIRQUE.

The New York Times urges; “The display of female strength is a lovely thing”. New York Post boasts; “gorgeous visuals and dazzling circus acts”, and San Francisco Chronicle described Amaluna as; “sumptuously designed and invigoratingly female-powered”.


Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men washes ashore the island, triggering an epic and emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test and the couple must face numerous demanding trials before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.


For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises 70% women, with a 100% all-female band. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women”, explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective”, he adds. Writer and Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) and recently named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, says; “I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines.” Paulus drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show, including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Shakespeare’s The Tempest.


Some 30 years ago, Cirque du Soleil was but a dream. It was the dream of a small community of travelling performers who would do anything to share their love of the stage, of circus and the of the world. The family has since grown and now includes thousands of dreamers – creators, artists, technicians and workers who toil in the shadows. The dream has become a symbol of Quebec pride, an international entertainment company that has brought 35 large-scale shows to life – 20 of which are still in operation. The company, which celebrated it’s 30th anniversary in June 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees worldwide, including 1,300 performers from more than 50 different countries.

FIU Theatre An Ideal Husband, directed by Phillip M. Church 9/26/14

FIU Theatre An Ideal Husband, directed by Phillip M. Church
Friday, 09/26/2014 – 10/05/2014 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An-Ideal-Husband-Poster-1Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre
10910 SW 17th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: $10-$15

AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde, directed by Phillip M. Church
A delightful commentary on late 19th century British social behavior, spiced up by Wilde’s wry wit.

Performance Dates: September 26-28 & October 1- 5, 2014
Wednesday – Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

$10 FIU Students
$12 Seniors and FIU Faculty + Staff (With ID)
$15 General Admission
Available at http://wpac.fiu.edu or 305-348-0496

Shorts Gone Wild 2 8/7/14 – 9/7/14

Shorts Gone Wild 2
Thursday, 08/07/2014 – 09/07/2014 08:00 pm –
SGW.3.webEmpire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Drive,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33305
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Cost: $30

City Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present the return of Shorts Gone Wild 2, South Florida’s hottest short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities, from August 7 – September 7 at Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale.

Conceived and created by Island City Stage Artistic Director Andy Rogow and City Theatre Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, Shorts Gone Wild 2 takes six actors, seven playwrights, five directors and a design team, and whips them up until they peak into eight short, provocative, funny and thoroughly entertaining plays with a LGBT bent. Winner of the 2014 Silver Palm Award for Best LGBT Theatre show, Shorts Gone Wild is the newest collaboration under City Theatre’s SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL umbrella. Back by popular demand, Shorts Gone Wild 2 features brand new, never performed plays written by local South Florida playwrights.

The Shorts Gone Wild 2 play line-up includes:
Lion in a Bear Bar by Michael McKeever
Sarah Stein Sends a Selfie by Michael McKeever
I Alone by Christopher Demos-Brown
The Emperor Is Naked! by Michael Leeds
The Last Time I Saw Bathhouse Betty by Tony Finstrom
A Bump Between Friends by Fielding Edlow
Game On by Gary Garrison
Glamping by Carey Crim

Shorts Gone Wild 2
Directed by: Andy Rogow, Margaret M. Ledford, Michael Leeds, Teddy Harrell and Gail S. Garrisan

Starring: Niki Fridh, Matthew Stabile, Gladys Ramirez, Renée Elizabeth Turner,
Larry Buzzeo and Craig Moody

Designers: Michael McClain (Scenic), David Hart (Sound), Preston Bircher (Lighting), Peter Lovello (Costumes) and Jovon Jacobs (Production Stage Manager)

Tickets are $30, and are now on sale to the general public. Shorts Gone Wild 2 will open on Thursday, August 7 and play through September 7, 2014. The official Opening Night ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. Evening performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through the Island City Stage box office by calling (954) 519-2533, or online at www.islandcitystage.org.


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