R&J [romeo and juliet] A Danced Drama 3/6/15

R&J [romeo and juliet] A Danced Drama
Friday, 03/06/2015 – 06:00 pm –
CV.RJ-Final-2Broward County Main Library Theatre
100 South Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $15 General Admission, $25 VIP

Romeo and Juliet is a timeless story about two young people caught up in a rush of emotions who trade in a future of sorrows, leave a neighborhood of quarrels behind in pursuit of training their beautiful minds. Set in Miami at the turn of the 21st Century, the protagonist couple’s choices change their lives, the course of their families – and their city forever! Featuring tango and hip hop choreography, spoken word, graffiti arts, original sound tracks and romantic musical scores – this production will enthrall and inspire young and older audiences to think anew!

Clare Vickery, Director of Grace Arts Center, has teamed up with Janet Erlick of the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater to coproduce R&J. Describing their inspiration behind the project, Erlick says, “It’s always wonderful to introduce Shakespeare to young audiences, as the themes and characters still resonate strongly today… this R&J project adapts the story and adds modern influences, music and multiple art forms to make a truly unique theatrical experience. This past summer, FLCT alumni and students began to explore how to combine hip hop, stage combat, tango and street art to highlight the worlds of the Capulets and Montagues, and the upcoming performances will take that foundational work and expand upon it.”

Tickets for the events are available at: romeoandjuliet2015.eventbrite.com, and retail for $15, or $25 for a VIP ticket including a reception, Meet & Greet with the cast following the performance. Workshops surrounding the performances will also be announced on www.gracecafeandgalleries.com.

Penelope Umbrico Lecture 1/28/15

Penelope Umbrico Lecture
Wednesday, 01/28/2015 – 07:30 pm –
umbrico_Installation_SunsFromFlickr_-CROP-AKGirls Club
117 Northeast 2nd Street,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Penelope Umbrico is a photo-based artist whose work explores the ever-increasing production and consumption of photographs on the web. Umbrico has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a recent Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Aperture published her monograph, “Penelope Umbrico (photographs)”, 2011 and Range, 2014. Out of Order, 2014, was published by RVB Paris. She is represented by Mark Moore Gallery in the US and XPO Gallery in Paris.

Florida Renaissance Festival embarks on its 23rd year of recreating Memories 2/7/15 – 3/15/15

Florida Renaissance Festival embarks on its 23rd year of recreating Memories
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 03/15/2015 10:00 am – 06:30 pm
Ren03-Low-resQuiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd Deerfield Beach,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
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Cost: Prices range from $21.00 for adults and $9 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free.

Voyage to the Orient and to another parallel universe of Dragons, Wizards and Thrones, Oh My…

February 7th 2015 marks the latest fairy tale chapter in the Florida Renaissance Festival storybook revealing six themed weekends until March 15 at Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park. Where patrons fill storylines as immersive characters experiencing surreal experiences by festival performers and characters.

“Living, breathing theater is what you experience at the Florida Renaissance Festival,” said Bobby Rodriguez, Founder. “Everyday is a new experience, everyday is a passport to a journey complete with fairytale and fantasy.”

New acts in the 2015 festival season- Cast in Bronze will bring the haunting beauty of the carillon to more patrons by demonstrating its versatility with other instruments. The carillons of Cast in Bronze consist of 35 bells each with a total of four tons each.

Cirque du Sewer is the world’s only girl and rat circus performing feats of balance with her impressively trained vermin. The rats jump through flaming hoops, complete obstacle courses, and join Melissa on her slack rope for a death-defying finale.

Fan favorites also return to the festival – While cracking bullwhips, juggling bowling balls or eating fire “Broon” keeps the laughs alive with a dry wit and an extemporaneous style that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Craic is a 4-piece earth moving, themed drama using heavy percussions and medieval bagpipes to create a boisterous musical performance. Splatter Time Players are a group of young men who have dedicated their lives to two things: Mud & Entertainment. Flight of the Raptor features the beauty of flight and is designed to educate, enlighten, and sometimes even amaze audiences with a large cast of predator birds including falcons and hawks.

2015 Theme Weekends:

* Swashbucklers & Sirens Weekend- February 7 and 8 – The village is overrun with rogues and scallywags on this Pirate-themed weekend. Can beauty tame the savage scoundrel? Hopefully we will see enough pirate queens and mermaids to find out!

* Time Travelers Weekend- February 14, 15 and 16 – Calling all adventurers from across the millennia! This weekend is for you! Bring our your brassiest Victorian “gears” and join us on “Steampunk Saturday.” On Sunday, no one will keep the Doctors away…be they one of the 12 or Doc Brown himself, the village opens itself up to time travelling pioneers, aliens, Browncoats, Federations and Empires. And don’t miss Cosplay Monday, where anything goes! Anime? Superheroes?

* Wenches Weekend – “Bodacious Bodices” – February 21 and 22 – Pamper your inner bad-girl this weekend, where the ladies are the lords and rule the land. Bold and bawdy, this weekend belongs to the lasses and their ample assets.

* Voyage to the Orient- February 28 and March 1 – This weekend brings us to the Far East! While Europe was experiencing the advent of the Renaissance, rich cultural traditions had been prominent for centuries on the other side of the world. Journey with us to discover the Orient of Marco Polo’s time and experience the sights and sounds of Shogun, Samurai, and the unbroken Ming dynasty that ruled China for almost 300 years.

* Dragons & Wizards and Thrones, Oh My! – March 7 and 8 – One does not simply walk into Mordor, but you can walk directly out of the pages of your favorite books! From the Red Wedding to the Shire, join us as we fill our village with Hobbits, Wizards, Dragons, White Walkers, Fairies and Elves.

* Kilts & Colleens – St Patrick’s Weekend – March 14 and 15 – Celebrate the luck and culture of the Irish, the Scottish and the Celtic traditions of the North Seas! Grab your kilt and get your Celt on! Show your Celtic pride!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the Florida Renaissance Festival include Walgreens, Comcast, Warsteiner Beer, Coca-Cola, Broward County Transit and Community Bank.

The Florida Renaissance Festival at Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park will be open weekends beginning February 7th from 10 a.m. to sunset (including, Monday February 16th, President’s Day) until March 15th. Prices range from $21.00 for adults and $9 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $65 and group ticket rates are also offered.

More than two million people have seen the Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach during its royal period in South Florida. This 16th Century production features more than 100 costumed performers, 10 stages with continuous entertainment and 20 stage acts from around the world. For more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook: Florida Renaissance Festival; Follow us on Twitter: FlaRenFest and Instagram/flarenfest. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the medieval method: 1-800-3-REN-FES.

The Commonwealth Institute’s Coffee Talk Series 1/28/15

The Commonwealth Institute’s Coffee Talk Series
Wednesday, 01/28/2015 – 08:00 am – 09:30 am
Alpine Jaguar
6606 N. Andrews Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
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Cost: $20 for guests, free for members

Please join us for our next installation of our Coffee Talk series and the first session of 2015!

We will be discussing “wealth, wisdom, and women: a force to be reckoned with,” led by Morgan Stanley VP Mara Schainuck.

Our goal for Coffee Talk is to create a special learning environment where anything can happen. Where we engage in conversations that really matter, ask questions that challenge our thinking, and walk away rejuvenated with insights and ideas for moving forward.

Tickets are $20

Victoria Park Winn-Dixie Family Fun Day Event 1/24/15

Victoria Park Winn-Dixie Family Fun Day Event
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
WD-Family-Day-Victoria-ParkWinn-Dixie Store #290
680 N. Federal Hwy.,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

The Victoria Park Winn-Dixie store invites neighbors of all ages to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon during a festive Family Fun Day! As part of the afternoon festivities, shoppers can enjoy a delicious food sampling from a various store departments, face painting, balloon art, giveaways and more.

Rail Fun Day 1/24/15

Rail Fun Day
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
RFD_2015_Flyer_HRTri-Rail’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station at Dania Beach
500 Gulf Stream Way,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
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Cost: Free

Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” will offer a FREE, fun-filled afternoon for the entire family. South Florida families will have a chance to meet Tri-Rail’s mascot Conductor George Green, participate in cookie decorating with Winn-Dixie and interactive games from the Miami Marlins, South Florida Parenting and more. Prizes, giveaways and activities will be provided courtesy of Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, Museum of Discovery & Science and many more.

Ride the train to the event with roundtrip fares for just $5, in addition to free rides for kids 12 and under on this day only. Plus, the first 100 people to visit the Tri-Rail booth and present a valid Tri-Rail ticket dated January 24, 2015 will receive a Smart Savings card compliments of Pollo Tropical

As part of Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day,” eleven young stars under 17 will show off their singing talents as they compete in the “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent” competition and vie for the $500 grand prize.

Victoria Park Winn-Dixie Wine & Cheese Fest 1/8/15

Victoria Park Winn-Dixie Wine & Cheese Fest
Thursday, 01/08/2015 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
WD-Wine-and-Cheese-Fest-FlierWinn-Dixie Store #290
680 N. Federal Hwy.,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Wine aficionados and cheese lovers are invited to visit the newly remodeled Victoria Park Winn-Dixie store during a “Wine and Cheese Fest.” During this special event, attendees will enjoy expanding their palate with tastings and pairings of wine and cheese, live jazz entertainment, giveaways and more.