“Ofrendas” and Florida Día de los Muertos at History Fort Lauderdale 10/3/21

“Ofrendas” and Florida Día de los Muertos at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 10/03/2021-11/02/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale – New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $15 adults; $12 seniors and $7 students. Free for members, military and children ages six and under. Some events are free.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites guests to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. This year’s cultural exhibit, opening Sunday, October 3 and running through Tuesday, November 2, will showcase “Inspiración Frida,” a fine art exhibition by Heather Calderon, and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed plus performances throughout the duration of the exhibit.

“Ofrendas” will kick off with a Family Fun Day opening ceremony on October 3 with Simply Puppet’s shadow puppet storytelling followed by an in-person (and live streamed) Community Conversation about the history of Día de los Muertos later in the month and a closing event Florida Day of the Dead Celebration Skeleton Processional along the Riverwalk and New River Inn.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

Sunday, October 3, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m.; “Ofrendas” and “Inspiración Frida” Opening;
Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Enjoy art, dance and of course, puppetry featuring Simply Puppets’ “Godmother Death” and sugar skull characters from Florida Day of the Dead. RSVP at https://bit.ly/HFLOfrendas2021

Monday, October 18, at 6 p.m.; Community Conversation: Día de los Muertos
Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for a live (and streaming) Día de los Muertos Community Conversation with the Consulado General de Mexico en Miami and Instituto Cultural de Mexico.
RSVP required at https://bit.ly/HFLOfrendasConversation2021. Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration’s Skeleton Processional; 4 – 8 p.m. Exhibition Closing Event; Free
Bring your family to History Fort Lauderdale to experience South Florida’s internationally renowned 12th Annual Skeleton Processional featuring giant sugar skull puppets, beautiful costumes, music and more! Plus, it’s the last chance to view the “Ofrendas” exhibition from 4 – 8 p.m. Sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale, Damn Good Hospitality, Puppet Guild of Fort Lauderdale and Puppet Network.

In compliance with health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting Latin, African American and Caribbean artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a history of the city’s yachting rise to fame, “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

History Fort Lauderdale admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Diversity Honors, Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood 10/9/21

Diversity Honors, Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Saturday, 10/09/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
Website
Cost: $250 per person (plus a service fee); Virtual option available

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Diversity Honors, the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, will return on Saturday, October 9, at 7 p.m. to recognize those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. This year’s significant event that will coincide with LGBT+ History Month will honor stage and screen acting legend and philanthropist Julie Newmar (Catwoman, “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar”) with the DMK Harvey Milk Foundation ICON Award, social influencer Brian Christopher with the Harvey Milk Foundation Visibility Medal, Lithuanian filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas with the Harvey Milk Foundation LGBTQ Champion Award and Visit Lauderdale with the Alan Schubert Award. Receiving the prestigious Diversity Honors awards are Director of Transgender Equality for Equality Florida Action, Inc. Gina Duncan, attorney and activist Shenika “Nik” Harris, Executive Director for Legal Aid Service of Broward County Anthony J. Karrat and entrepreneur Linda Rae.

The celebratory evening will include an elegant cocktail reception featuring a balloon pop and a raffle of luxury items followed by a seated dinner with an open bar, the awards presentation and live entertainment by Company B (“Fascinated”). The special event will be emceed by Jacey Birch, WPLG news anchor, with awards presented by Stuart Milk as the co-founder and board president of the Harvey Milk Foundation. Mandatory COVID-19 rapid testing begins at 4 p.m.

The event is a collaborative effort that will continue to keep South Florida on the international stage of LGBT+ rights and activism in honor of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States who was assassinated shortly after winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Harvey Milk’s historic service.

Diversity Honors is exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, home of the world’s first Guitar Hotel, with Platinum Sponsor DMK – Danne Montague-King.

Additional sponsors are Stoli Vodka, Juniper Gin, Macy’s, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Ludwig Framemakers, South Florida Gay News, OutClique magazine, HotSpots Media Group. WPLG Local 10, Truist, AHF – AIDS Healthcare Foundation, BHG – Bankers Healthcare Group, FREE – Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

Tickets are $250 per person, plus a service fee, for the cocktail chic event. A virtual experience is available for the same price complete with a basket delivery from Red Chair Catering. To reserve tickets or for event details and Covid-19 safety guidelines, please visit www.DiversityHonors.org.

Expressions 9/23/21, 9/24/21

Expressions
Thursday, 09/23/2021-09/24/2021, 03:00 pm-06:30 pm
Miami Design District
140 NE 39th St,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The Miami Design District is pleased to welcome back Expressions for its highly anticipated fourth session, on Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24. Curated in collaboration with Istituto Marangoni, Expressions is a collection of talks, workshops and panel discussions aimed to encourage a series of thought-provoking and meaningful exchange of ideas. Led by local and international influencers and industry experts, the workshops will be held at Istituto Marangoni and the neighborhood’s Palm Court Event Space. Bringing together an array of impactful brands and like-minded individuals, Expressions is an inspiring platform designed by the Miami Design District as it continues to play an integral part in Miami’s ever-expanding cultural fabric.

Eat Your Heart Out 10/7/21

Eat Your Heart Out
Thursday, 10/07/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, entertainment and a silent auction returns to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s highly anticipated event that benefits the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children, will honor the Moss Foundation as Child Advocate of the Year 2021.

Arlene Borenstein of the South Florida SunSentinel’s “Let’s Go South Florida,” an arts, culture and culinary lovers feature series, will host this year’s social occasion which will feature an impressive roster of dining venues that will spice-up the event in support of Heart Gallery. Restaurants providing guests with a dazzling array of epicurean bites include Andy’s Live Fire Grill + Bar, Anthony’s Runway 84, Boatyard, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Restaurants & Winery, Culinary Republic, Dunkin’, Eddie V’s, Funky Buddha Brewery, Lips Fort Lauderdale, MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, Press & Grind Café, Riverside Market and Café, Seasons 52, Sicilian Oven, Tarpon River Brewing and Takato.

Moss Foundation will receive Heart Gallery’s Child Advocate of the Year award as dedicated to assisting other charitable organizations throughout the nation under the leadership of President Chad Moss. Created by Moss & Associates, a national privately held construction firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the foundation prides itself in giving back to communities and enhancing surrounding areas. Moss Foundation has made an impact on local not for profit organizations such as Arc Broward, Broward Public Library Foundation, HANDY, Jack & Jill Children’s Center and others.

Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 8th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.

Event sponsors include the Advanced Roofing, Band of Brothers – Christian Foundation, XOJET, Burdette Beckmann Inc., City & Shore magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Holland & Knight, Hudson Family Foundation, KO Lawyers, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Moss Foundation, OutClique magazine, Related Group, Shady Vodka, Toothaker.org and Walter Duke + Partners.

Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are available by visiting heartgalleryofbroward.org/products/eat-your-heart-out. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008.

Matthew Corozine Studio, Inc Miami (MCS) 9/13/21

Matthew Corozine Studio, Inc Miami (MCS)
Monday, 09/13/2021-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Miami Design District
140 NE 39th St.,
Miami, Florida, 33137
RSVP / Register
Cost: $60 – $200

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Renowned New York based creative talent and Theatre Director, Matthew Corozine is launching the Matthew Corozine Studio, Inc Miami (MCS) on September 13th! Debuting in Miami Design District’s Palm Court Event Space, MCS will offer acting classes based on the transformational work of the Meisner technique taking place on an ongoing basis every Monday from 6PM-9PM.

Originally established in New York City, MCS is designed with a vision to create a collaborative, expansive and supportive community for artists. For over 20 years, MCS has celebrated diversity and has encouraged students to build their craft with honor and integrity. From holding acting careers on national television to Broadway, producing, writing original work for theatre and beyond, many MCS students have successfully become leaders and activists across various creative platforms. Founder, Matthew Corozine, a celebrated creative himself, has coached on MTV’s Emmy Award Winning “Made” and has been a guest artist teaching master classes in Meisner at SoHo House New York and SAG-AFTRA as well as other U.S and International destinations.

Guy Harvey’s Underwater World Marine Art Exhibit 9/3/21

Guy Harvey’s Underwater World Marine Art Exhibit
Friday, 09/03/2021-09/30/2021, 09:30 am-04:30 pm
MIFA Gallery
5900 NW 74th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33166
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Strikingly beautiful, visually stunning scenes from marine expeditions around the world by renowned artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey are featured in a new exhibition on display at the Miami International Fine Arts (MIFA) Gallery in September.

Dr. Harvey is scheduled to attend the exhibition’s opening reception on Friday, September 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. Much of the original artwork on display is from Guy Harvey’s Underwater World, Dr. Harvey’s fifth book and most recently released memoir. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The reception is free and open to the public and no reservation is required. For additional details, visit mifagallery.com or contact info@mifamiami.com.

All 60 original art pieces on display, inspired by Dr. Harvey’s expeditions in the Caribbean, the Americas and Australia, depict dramatic predator-prey interactions with large ocean fish including marlin, sharks and tunas. All artwork is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds from sales benefiting ocean conservation research, education and conservation projects in Florida through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.

The MIFA gallery is located at 5900 NW 74th Ave. in Miami, and the Guy Harvey exhibition is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from September 3 through September 30. Special appointments outside of working hours can be made by contacting info@mifagallery.com.

Art Opening @ The Betsy Hotel Celebrating the Work of Carlos Betancourt, Ray Tenorio, Paul Saltzman, Barbara Hulanicki and Bunny Yeager 9/23/21

Art Opening @ The Betsy Hotel Celebrating the Work of Carlos Betancourt, Ray Tenorio, Paul Saltzman, Barbara Hulanicki and Bunny Yeager
Thursday, 09/23/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive,,
Miami, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: FREE

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

ART OPENING @ THE BETSY HOTEL ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 @ 6-8 PM
CELEBRATING THE WORK OF
CARLOS BETANCOURT, RAY TENORIO,
PAUL SALTZMAN, BARBARA HULANICKI AND BUNNY YEAGER

*These artists will be present and available for interviews at the opening

Miami, Florida — The Betsy Hotel (thebetsyhotel.com), one of the world’s leading arts hotels, announces a visual arts opening featuring the work of Carlos Betancourt, Ray Tenorio, Paul Saltzman, Barbara Hulanicki, and Bunny Yeager. These collections are featured as part of the Hotel’s exhibitions program taking place in 15,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, with collections that include new and archival works, in a program curated by Betsy Hotel co-owner, Lesley Goldwasser. COVID safety precautions, as recommended by the CDC will be respected at this event.

These artists will be present and available for interviews at the opening: Carlos Betancourt, Ray Tenorio, Paul Saltzman, and Barbara Hulanicki. Bunny Yeager (1929-2014) will be represented by art archivist and dealer Ed Christin. All exhibited art work is for sale. No reservation is required for the art opening. Dinner reservations are available @ LT STEAK AND SEAFOOD via opentable.com and at (305) 673-0044.

The Betsy also invites guests to visit its permanent public art installations – The Betsy Poetry Rail (https://bit.ly/3ghmBWI) and The Betsy Orb (https://bit.ly/2W2ynwZ), located in The Alley adjacent to the hotel that connects Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue. These works were designed by architect Allan Schulman as part of The Betsy hotel’s recent expansion and have become a travel destination for tourists and locals on Miami Beach. https://bit.ly/3AVnZX2 https://bit.ly/3D3rDzP

Artist’s Name & Medium
Location
Betsy Entry Point
Name of Collection
Carlos Betancourt
Mixed Media
The Gallery
@ 1433 Collins
Intimate Collages and Other Works
https://bit.ly/2W5CCrC

Ray Tenorio
Painting
The Board Room
@ 1433 Collins
Selected Paintings
https://bit.ly/3ghXraC

Paul Saltzman
Photos
Carlton Room
@ 1433 Collins
The Inner Light: Beatles in India
https://bit.ly/3y2C8Q8

Barbara Hulanicki
Photos
Carlton Room
@ 1433 Collins
London 1986, Apres Biba
https://bit.ly/3j0XHwz

Bunny Yeager
Photos
LT Steak &Seafood
@ 1440 Ocean Dr.
Selected Archival Photographs https://bit.ly/3kbkzsf

Betsy Poetry Rail
Sculpture
The Alley adjacent to The Betsy Hotel
@14th Place between Collins and Ocean
Poems carved with waterjets into steel.
https://bit.ly/3ghmBWI
Betsy ORB
Sculpture
(same as above)
(same as above)
Egg-shaped canvas that bridges hotel wings. https://bit.ly/2W2ynwZ

ABOUT THE BETSY HOTEL: The Betsy Hotel (thebetsyhotel.com) is a distinguished luxury landmark boutique hotel on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach and an award-winning gathering place for community building and the arts. Exquisitely designed with expansive inside and outside spaces, the Hotel’s robust expressions of culture includes rotating exhibitions in 9 public galleries, live jazz 9 times a week, an artist residency program that has hosted over 1000 visiting creatives, classical music pop-ups, and literary programs that include a large property library. Other creative elements include an orb-shaped sky bridge hailed as a groundbreaking piece of Miami Beach public art, a sculptural Poetry Rail honoring local wordsmiths from Langston Hughes to Muhammad Ali, – and many other pacesetting special projects . The Betsy Hotel is family owned and operated by the Plutzik Goldwasser Family, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach – in the Art Deco District. www.thebetsyhotel.com @thebetsyhotel

Sample Works
More Information on the artists and their work
To print images, contact dbriggs@thebetsyhotel.com

Carlos Betancourt – https://bit.ly/2W5CCrC

Ray Tenorio – https://bit.ly/3ghXraC

Paul Saltzman – https://bit.ly/3y2C8Q8

Barbara Hulanicki –
https://bit.ly/3j0XHwz

Bunny Yeager – https://bit.ly/3kbkzsf

The Betsy Poetry Rail (https://bit.ly/3ghmBWI) and Orb (https://bit.ly/2W2ynwZ )
– designed by Allan Shulman

The Art of Justice: Art-Making workshop + community dialogue (2 of 4) 8/12/21

The Art of Justice: Art-Making workshop + community dialogue (2 of 4)
Thursday, 08/12/2021-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: FREE

Register: https://bit.ly/theartofjustice-workshop2
The LA Lee Mizell YMCA Community Center and Niki Lopez of What’s Your Elephant present “The Art of Justice: Art-Making as Catalyst for Social Justice and Collective Action” an art-making series that features social justice-themed presentations, artist-led workshops across literary, visual, and performing arts, and culminating showcases that highlight the work created in the workshops while encouraging critical conversations about access, advocacy, agency, and collective action. This series will run from July 2021 – January 2022.
Workshop: Thursday, August 12; 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist leading art-making workshop & discussion: Kianga Jinaki
Special guest: Patrice Walker of Emotional Emancipation Broward
Agency: Capacity to affect change
Agency means that individuals know their rights and are empowered to assert them. They have the capacity and ability to voice their concerns and act on them to create change for the better. This lens addresses how the arts assist individuals in learning how to think critically about the world to develop their agency. Equity is ensured when individuals have agency to participate in a socially responsible, democratic and civil society.
Supplies needed to participate in art-making:
9” x 12” canvas board or construction paper, or cloth.
Scraps of grey, black, orange, green, and pink fabric.
Scissors
Colored pencil
Glue Stick and Elmer’s glue
Template for collage
Strip of African fabric to make a frame around your canvas(optional)
To be included in the virtual showcase:
There will be a virtual showcase Saturday, August 28; 1- 3 PM. We will showcase completed work, have a featured performing artist and other art. To be included:
Take a photo of the completed art piece
Email with with name
Zoom/Facebook live (https://www.facebook.com/nikilopezcreative)

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There will be 4 Social Justice ‘lenses’ in this series. Each lens will have:
1 Day: art-making workshop day & community conversation centered on that lens.
1 Day: a showcase of work from the workshop, art from artists, open mic, community dialogue, featured performance artist
This series will culminate in January 2022 with some of the works from each lens, performances.
More info: https://whatsyourelephant.org/theartofjustice
Support for this project has been provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Oakland Park Woman’s Club, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund and the Mary and Alex Mackenzie Impact Fund.

“Heineken Cube” Pop-Up Tour 8/6/21

“Heineken Cube” Pop-Up Tour
Friday, 08/06/2021-, 08:00 pm-02:00 am
The Oasis
2335 N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Heineken, Inter Miami CF’s official beer partner, invites you to join us at Oasis Wynwood on August 6-7th ahead of Inter Miami CF vs. Nashville SC on August 8th for the next stop on the Heineken Cube pop-up tour, an interactive experience celebrating the South Florida community’s passion for fútbol, culture and art.

The installation is an 8-foot-tall cube featuring four sides of contemporary and interactive art. One side features local Miami artist Brian Butler with an original painting that depicts what fútbol means to him and his community. The other three sides include a chalk wall for fans, 3D fútbol ball art, and a QR code inviting visitors to participate in Heineken’s retail sweepstakes.

#HeinekenCube

“Heineken Cube” Pop-Up Tour 8/7/21

“Heineken Cube” Pop-Up Tour
Saturday, 08/07/2021-, 06:00 pm-12:00 am
The Oasis
2335 N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Heineken, Inter Miami CF’s official beer partner, invites you to join us at Oasis Wynwood on August 6-7th ahead of Inter Miami CF vs. Nashville SC on August 8th for the next stop on the Heineken Cube pop-up tour, an interactive experience celebrating the South Florida community’s passion for fútbol, culture and art.

The installation is an 8-foot-tall cube featuring four sides of contemporary and interactive art. One side features local Miami artist Brian Butler with an original painting that depicts what fútbol means to him and his community. The other three sides include a chalk wall for fans, 3D fútbol ball art, and a QR code inviting visitors to participate in Heineken’s retail sweepstakes.

#HeinekenCube

Gardnt 7/29/21

Gardnt
Friday, 07/30/2021-07/31/2021, 02:00 pm-09:00 pm
Carousel Fine Art Gallery
53 NE 40th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

A luxury fashion line specializing in vegan leather products — will launch its innovative ‘wearable-art’ experience at the heart of Miami’s Design District. During this three-day experience, shoppers, media, and fellow artists are invited to the Carousel Fine Art Gallery, where three local Miami-based artists will create customized pieces with purchases of GARDNT’s leather garments & products.

Participants can fully contribute in the design process of their garments so that they represent them, with an innovative, on-demand production model. The alliance between GARDNT and Carousel Fine Art Gallery makes it clear that fashion should be a means of expression and not oppression, a creative, artistic and fun space, without affecting the planet in an excessive way.

“Heineken Cube” Pop-Up Tour 7/23/21

“Heineken Cube” Pop-Up Tour
Friday, 07/23/2021-07/24/2021, 04:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Oasis
2335 N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Heineken, Inter Miami CF’s official beer partner, invites you to join us on July 23rd for the launch of the Heineken Cube pop-up, an interactive experience celebrating the South Florida community’s passion for fútbol, culture and art. The Heineken Cube is scheduled to make three stops, each during a key match weekend at home, starting with Oasis Wynwood on July 23-24 ahead of Inter Miami CF vs. Philadelphia Union on July 25th.
The installation is an 8-foot-tall cube featuring four sides of contemporary and interactive art. One side will feature local Miami artist Brian Butler with an original painting that depicts what fútbol means to him and his community. The other three sides include a chalk wall for fans, 3D fútbol ball art, and a QR code inviting visitors to participate in Heineken’s retail sweepstakes.

Hemingway Day at FREEHOLD Miami 7/22/21

Hemingway Day at FREEHOLD Miami
Thursday, 07/22/2021-, 06:00 pm-
FREEHOLD Miami
2219 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

FREEHOLD Miami is hosting its annual Hemingway Day on Thursday, July 22. The event celebrates Ernest Hemingway’s birthday with live music, salsa dancing, DJs, cigar rolling and casino games.

Transforming FREEHOLD Miami into Old Havana to honor the legendary author, the venue will serve up classic Cuban cuisine and lively libations to celebrate Papa Hemingway accordingly. In support of those directly impacted by the recent events in Cuba, FREEHOLD Hospitality’s fourth annual Hemingway Day will benefit The Center For A Free Cuba, a 501c3 not-for-profit charity whose mission is “to promote a peaceful transition to a Cuba that respects human rights and political and economic freedoms.” Havana Rum Club has further sponsored the event, donating all proceeds from each FREEHOLD location (Miami, Brooklyn and Union Square).

Doors open at 6pm and reservations are recommended.

“ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion” at Mizner Park Cultural Center 8/28/21

“ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion” at Mizner Park Cultural Center
Saturday, 08/28/2021-, 08:00 pm-
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real,
Boca Raton, Florida, 33432
Website
Cost: $45 for general admission; $55 for “front row” VIP

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

In response to an overwhelming demand, “ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion” has added a second show on Saturday, August 28, at 8 p.m. at Mizner Park Cultural Center. Tickets are already flying fast for this spectacular experience that boasts a cast of jaw-dropping celebrity illusionist female impersonators who bring famous classic stars to life with uncanny detail as produced and created by South Florida’s drag impresario Nicole Halliwell (TLC’s I am Jazz, America’s Got Talent).

As evidenced by its recently sold-out first evening and previous packed engagements, “ICONS” has proven to be an audience favorite with great reviews heralding its unforgettable
nostalgia experience. Show-goers can sing along with meticulously recreated favorite classic stars and songs from Barbra Streisand, Cher, Bette Midler, Judy Garland, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Liza Minelli, and additional performances from stars including Etta James, Totie Fields, Ella Fitzgerald and more – all on one stage!

The dazzling production features South Florida homegrown talent and noteworthy performers including Joanna James as Barbra Streisand, Michael Dean as Cher, Champagne T. Bordeaux as Whitney Houston, Asheeria Pryce as Gladys Knight, Erika Norell as Liza Minelli, Nicole Halliwell as Bette Midler and more.

Tickets are on sale, now, starting at $45 for general admission and $55 for “front row” VIP and can be purchased by visiting www.iconsdragshow.com or calling (844) 672-2849.

ABOUT NICOLE HALLIWELL
With a 15-year career spanning venues across the country, Nicole Halliwell is the go-to for all things drag in South Florida. The most frequently hired drag personality in the state for the last five years, Halliwell produces, performs, manages, and emcees more than 30 shows per month. Responsible for the five largest drag concepts in Florida – Hilariously Inappropriate Drag Queen Bingo, Queenz The Drag Experience, “ICONS • The Art of Celebrity Illusion”, Hocus Pocus Live, and #DRINKNDRAG plus countless special events, she is no stranger to building extravagant and unforgettable entertainment showcasing her irreverent observational humor, side-splitting one-liners and unrelenting wit. When away from the local stage, Nicole has been seen on the small screen (America’s Got Talent, I Am Jazz, Entertainment Tonight, Deco Drive), in print
(Instinct, New Times, Daily Mail), and entertaining audiences at mega-fan pop culture conventions. She has also been featured as the face of Hard Rock International’s Pride Campaign. Learn more about Nicole at www.nicolehalliwell.com.

ABOUT MIZNER PARK CULTURAL CENTER
Since its opening in 2008, the Mizner Park Cultural Center has become a focal point for live entertainment and theater in South Palm Beach County. Recognized for its incredible location at the south end of Mizner Park in Boca Raton, the theater features intimate sightlines and a state-of-the-art sound and light system. The location within the upscale Mizner Park shopping center is perfect to grab a bite to eat before the show, stroll the sidewalks and enjoy the many wonderful shops and boutiques surrounding the theater. The Mizner Park Cultural Center is truly a remarkable venue that hosts events for all tastes. A memorable evening awaits at Mizner Park Cultural Center located at 201 West Plaza Real in Boca Raton, just a short drive from Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Manalapan, Lantana, and West Palm Beach. For more information and ticket information, call (844) MPCC-TIX or (844) 672-2849 or visit miznerparkculturalcenter.com.

Oolite Arts Invites Public to Free Virtual Screening of ‘Save the Bay’ Video PSAs and Panel on This Critical Topic 7/28/21

Oolite Arts Invites Public to Free Virtual Screening of ‘Save the Bay’ Video PSAs and Panel on This Critical Topic
Wednesday, 07/28/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Website
Cost: Free

Biscayne Bay has reached its tipping point due to years of neglect, pollution and other mitigating factors. Five local filmmakers are urging residents to do something about it through videos they created for Save the Bay, a PSA competition recently held by Oolite Arts. Winners received $2,500 each to produce their 30-60 second public service announcement for the contest.

The public is invited to view the short videos and meet the contest winners during a special screening that will take place at a virtual event, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28. During the free community event, Oolite Arts will also hold a discussion between the filmmakers, the organization’s Cinematic Arts Manager Danielle Bender and Miami-Dade County’s Chief Bay Officer Irela Bagué.Additionally, the public can vote on their favorite PSA, which will receive a People’s Choice Award and extra $1,000, through August 12, 2021 at oolitearts.org/save-the-bay. To participate in the virtual event, visit https://oolitearts.org/save-the-bay/

CityPlace Doral Presents Modelo Salud to Summer Live Art Exhibition! 7/15/21

CityPlace Doral Presents Modelo Salud to Summer Live Art Exhibition!
Thursday, 07/15/2021-08/15/2021, 05:30 pm-11:59 pm
CityPlace Doral
8300 NW 36th Street,
Doral, Florida, 33166
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Modelo is showcasing local artists by commissioning them to paint giant Modelo bottles with summer-inspired art. You will find giant Modelo bottles throughout CityPlace Doral commissioned by local Miami artist, David “Lebo” Lebatard. Find the bottles, scan the QR code, and enter for a chance to win summer prizes from Modelo!

Live Painting – Thursday July 15th, 2021 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Live Painting – Friday July 16th, 2021 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Drink Responsibly. Modelo Especial Beer. Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL *You could win instantly. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Instant Win Game is open only to legal residents of the 49 United States (excluding NJ) and the District of Columbia, who are 21 years of age or older as of date of game play. Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of New Jersey, who are 21 years of age or older as of date of entry. Instant Win Game is void in New Jersey and where prohibited; Sweepstakes is void outside of New Jersey and where prohibited. Starts 12:00 AM ET on 5/6/21 and ends 11:59 ET on 8/15/21. The Modelo Instant Win Game/Sweepstakes is sponsored by Crown Imports LLC. No alcohol is awarded with any prize. For complete details, see Official Rules at ModeloSummer.com.

Oolite Arts Presents Summer Exhibition: “Where There is Power”” 7/21/21

Oolite Arts Presents Summer Exhibition: “Where There is Power””
Wednesday, 07/21/2021-09/19/2021, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Oolite Arts presents “Where There is Power”, a summer exhibition about the many ways that artists access, spy upon, expose, memorialize, and occasionally trouble the machinations of power. The Miami-based artists featured in the show include José Álvarez, Asif Farooq, Edny Jean Joseph, Francisco Masó, Yucef Merhi, Reginald O’Neal, Rodolfo Peraza, Chire Regans, Tony Vázquez-Figueroa, Judi Werthein, Agustina Woodgate, Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares. Their works touch on several urgent themes including racial conflict, law enforcement, mass incarceration, mass protests, immigration, and more. “Where There is Power” is co-organized by Réne Morales, chief curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami, and Amanda Bradley, programs manager at Oolite Arts.

To view the exhibition, visit the gallery between the hours of noon and 5 p.m., July 21 – Sept. 19, 2021. Oolite Arts also invites the public to an opening reception from 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21. The gallery space is located at 924 Lincoln Road. https://oolitearts.org/exhibition/where-there-is-power/

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals 7/22/21, 8/5/21, 8/19/21, 9/2/21, 9/9/21, 9/16/21, 9/23/21

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals
Thursday, 07/22/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars in July, August and September for real estate professionals looking to grow their career and market their listings with an MLS that caters to their specific needs.

The webinars will introduce real estate professionals to My State MLS’s new features, including MLS Affiliate and MH Authority. It will also show attendees how to create video content with Facebook Live. The September webinars will give the audience a refresher on real estate basics, including how to market themselves and how to expand their business.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

What is MH Authority? – July 22, 2-3 p.m. ET
Among a shortage of affordable housing options, buyers are increasingly turning to mobile and manufactured homes. However, most consumer real estate websites treat manufactured housing as an afterthought, and sites that are built for mobile/manufactured listings are outdated and riddled with inaccurate listings. That’s why My State MLS created MH Authority, the ultimate consumer-facing source for mobile/manufactured listings. It’s time to make the manufactured housing process easier for buyers, sellers, and professionals. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Going Live – Introduction to Facebook Live for Real Estate – Aug. 5, 2-3 p.m. ET
Creating video content is no longer an optional boost to a marketing strategy – it’s critical for success. Videos receive better social media engagement, increase email open rates, and can even improve SEO. With live streaming services like Facebook Live, real estate professionals don’t even need fancy gear or a lengthy script to get started. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Dear Dave – Advice for Your (Customer) Relationships – Aug. 19, 2-3 p.m. ET
Join My State MLS for sizzling tips on how to keep cool while trying to win new listings, ride the wave of showings and buyer inquiries and heat up your marketing strategy for the best summer yet. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Back to School Series – 2-3 p.m. ET
This September, it’s time to go back to school. Join My State MLS live every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET to brush up on the basics. Attendees will learn how to take their real estate career to the next level.
Sept. 2 – Continuing Education (CE) and Beyond: David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.
Sept. 9 – Becoming A Broker: David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.
Sept. 16 – Marketing Yourself: Amanda Sternklar, marketing director for My State MLS, will be the moderator.
Sept. 23 – Expanding Your Business: David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

Live Art Presentation by Tom Franco at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel 7/7/21

Live Art Presentation by Tom Franco at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
Wednesday, 07/07/2021-, 12:00 pm-06:00 pm
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
1717 COLLINS AVENUE,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Miami Swim Week preferred hotel, Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, has partnered with DCSW to bring guests and locals an exciting live art activation ahead of the runway shows. American actor and artist, Tom Franco and his talented team consisting of Alan Chin, Ray Oliver, and Zuhbin Rahbar, represent a collaborative art group coming from California. They are visual artists known for their mixed media live art making, vibrant colors, cosmic humor, and community vibes. They will be creating live art that will be used for Miami Swim Week Shows by DCSW, right in the lobby of the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel. This includes art to complement the red carpet/step and repeat, painting on canvas to be hanged, art to be dangling from trees and much more. Kimpton Surfcomber’s guest favorited Social Hour will be open to the public to enjoy wine and marvel in the amazing artistry from 5-6 PM.

Flower Crown Class With Zoom Bloomz 7/25/21

Flower Crown Class With Zoom Bloomz
Sunday, 07/25/2021-07/25/2021, 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
The Lincoln Eatery
723 N Lincoln Lane,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $60

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Bring your best buds and enjoy a Flower Crown Workshop at the Lincoln Road Eatery with Zoom Bloomz on Sunday, July 25 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM. Zoom Bloomz is a European-inspired flower shop that has launched several pop-ups in Miami at local hotspots such as Nikki Beach and Brickell City Center.

Rosé will be served during the immersive class as the Zoom Bloomz florists guide you through the crafting techniques to arrange a gorgeous floral headpiece. There will be a wide selection of flowers for everyone to choose from so guests can add their personal touch. After the floral fun, stick around and browse from a curated selection of 13 unique dining and drinking options featuring an eclectic assortment of global culinary concepts. Some highlights include Cafe des Fleurs, Tyo Sushi, Cilantro 27 and SIMPLYGOODPIZZA.

The Zoom Bloomz flower shop offers a stunning retail selection of florals by the stem or bunch, handheld bouquets, floral and mason jar arrangements, gift plants, orchids, vases and more. Zoom Bloomz is especially sought after for its curated selection of fresh cut flowers and bouquets fresh from the garden. Handpicking rare flowers such as proteas, billy balls or multiple kinds of eucalyptus provides a personal touch on any occasion.
Tickets are $60 and are available for purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flower-crown-class-with-zoom-bloomz-tickets-161258355081

Artist Connectivity Series:’Dream’ 6/28/21

Artist Connectivity Series:’Dream’
Monday, 06/28/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Website
Cost: FREE

Tune in on Monday, June 28th, for ‘Dream’ – the third and final pilot episode of the ‘Queer Connectivity Series’ dreaming of radical new futures, reclaiming of what’s been stolen, forward-casting, there/then, and sense of becoming.

A new addition to the Artist Connectivity online platform, it explores a space to have conversations between artists globally and commune in response to the ‘new normal’ from a perspective of their lived experience and praxis.

The evening will be guest hosted by Pioneer Winter, with insightful speakers including: Jerron Herman, Niurca Marquez, David Hans Lau, Evan Spigelman, and Mashuq Mushtaq Deen.

Reserve your spot and register to attend at: bit.ly/PWCArtistSeries.

Pioneer Winter Collective is a dance-theater company rooted in social practice, community, queer visibility, and beauty beyond the mainstream. The company works to democratize performance in public spaces, museums and galleries, stage, and film. Led by choreographer Pioneer Winter, the Collective aims to transform the social, political, and cultural landscape by expanding the definition of dance. To learn more about Pioneer Winter Collective, visit: PioneerWinter.com.

Fourth ofJuly at PAMM Presented by Perrier 7/4/21

Fourth ofJuly at PAMM Presented by Perrier
Sunday, 07/04/2021-, 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: General admission $16. PAMM members free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Before your evening festivities, spend Independence Day at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) presented by Perrier! Enjoy a refreshing Perrier experience, live music by Lemon City Trio, art-making activities, BBQ and drink specials at Verde Restaurant and Bar, The Juice Somm station, art tours, and more.

“The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades” at History Fort Lauderdale 7/3/21

“The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades” at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 07/03/2021-09/26/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades” from Saturday, July 3 through Sunday, September 26. Forman’s colorful impressionist environmentally inspired works will be on display at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

Tim Forman is the third generation of Formans to have been born and reared in South Florida. He first picked-up the brush at nine years old under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By 17, Forman was receiving commissions. Primarily a self-taught artist, Forman’s work is the result of dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Through his work, Tim seeks to lift the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives.

Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting local, African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory.

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 231 SW Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided tours are available, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. with walking tours available upon special request. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Free Outdoor Orchestra Concert – FSYO Touring Orchestra 6/27/21

Free Outdoor Orchestra Concert – FSYO Touring Orchestra
Sunday, 06/27/2021-, 01:00 pm-02:15 pm
North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33141
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The FSYO Touring Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Hanrich Claassen, has performed in New York, Austria, China and now they are coming to Miami to take over the Bandshell for the first time. The concert will feature well known classics and fun pop favorites from Gloria Estefan, Louis Armstrong, and more! Join us for an exciting concert that the whole family will enjoy! Presented by Classical Movements

Free registration encouraged but not required

Make Music Miami 2021 6/21/21

Make Music Miami 2021
Monday, 06/21/2021-, 09:00 am-10:00 pm
Miami
All over Miami-Dade County,
Miami, Florida, 33130
Facebook
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Make Music Miami, the annual celebration of music on the summer solstice, returns this year on Monday, June 21 with dozens of free, virtual and in-person outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other exciting music-making events, spotlighting music’s power to connect, comfort, unite and uplift. Miami is among the 90+ U.S. cities hosting major celebrations, in what has become a worldwide phenomenon observed by hundreds of millions of people in over 1,000+ cities in 120 countries. Safety protocols will be in place following local requirements, including mask-wearing, social distancing and limited capacities and group sizes.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Miami celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. Reimagining their cities and towns as stages, every kind of musician – from bucket drummers and opera singers to hip-hop artists and marching bands – pours onto streets, parks, plazas, porches, rooftops, gardens, beaches and other public spaces to celebrate, create and share their music with friends, neighbors and strangers. Due to the pandemic, last year’s celebration was largely virtual, but many in-person events will return in 2021.

For more detailed information, visit makemusicmiami.org. Finalized programming will be posted here the week of the event.

Can We Talk? Really, Can We Talk? 6/18/21

Can We Talk? Really, Can We Talk?
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Hampton Art Lovers Gallery
249 Northwest 9th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33136
Eventbrite
Cost: $35

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Nonprofit Aims to Bulldoze Barriers Affecting Diversity in Miami
MCCJ to Conduct an Open Discussion as the Nation Struggles with Racism

MIAMI, Fl., June 2021 — Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. is right around the corner. Historically designated on June 19th, it’s a day for ALL of us to celebrate. For MCCJ, the non-profit organization that advocates for diversity and equality, it’s a day to reflect in dialogue and plan for a better future. As part of their “Can We Talk? Really, Can We Talk?” series, MCCJ will present “Bulldozing Barriers: Reflections of Juneteenth & Diversity in Miami” — an effort to encourage continuous self-development and respect not just for the black community, but for all cultures.

“We invite people of all races, religions and cultures to join us in conversation as we acknowledge a period in history that should have shaped and influenced our society, but due to ongoing discord and violence against people of color and religious backgrounds over this past year, it’s become clear that we are regressing rather than progressing,” says MCCJ’s Executive Director, Matthew Anderson. He will be moderating a frank discussion about racial fears and how it affects our progress for a more inclusive community. Following the panel discussion, people are invited to enjoy the “One Way” exhibit at the Hampton Art Lovers, a non-profit art gallery that advocates for black art, and is open to all who love art in all its forms.

Panelists Include:
– Marilyn Holifield, Partner, Holland & Knight and MCCJ Silver Medallion winner
– Saif Ishoof, Vice President for Engagement FIU and MCCJ Silver Medallion winner
– Matthew Beatty, COO Carrie Meek Foundation
– Pamela Fuertes, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Miami Dade College
– Deborah Koch, Executive Director at American Red Cross of Greater Miami
– Kathryn Mikesell, Founder, Fountainhead Residency
– Esther Park, Vice President of Programming Oolite Arts
– Matt Anderson, Executive Director, MCCJ (Moderator)

MASK
PROTOCOL:
The panelists will hold this conversation outdoors under a big tent. In an abundance of caution, we urge thoughtful consideration when it comes to wearing a mask and maintaining six feet of separation.

ABOUT MCCJ:
MCCJ, Inc. was originally founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Branch of the National Conference of Christians & Jews. Later on, the group was renamed the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews. In 2011, in recognition of its embrace of people of ALL faiths and secular backgrounds, the organization formally changed its name to MCCJ, Inc. Today, it goes beyond its original intent by creating a haven for dialog, training inclusive leaders and promoting understanding for all faiths, races and cultures through education, advocacy and conflict resolution. It hosts the oldest continuous interfaith clergy dialog in the United States and presents prejudice reducing programs in local high schools, among other activities. For more information, please visit www.miamiccj.org or call 305-755-6096. Find them on Facebook and @MCCJ_Miami on Twitter.

ABOUT HAMPTON ART LOVERS GALLERY:
Hampton Art Lovers’ mission is to accentuate the inspirational unifying and enriching aspects of African American Fine Art in new and old settings. The non-profit is a passionate supporter of Hampton University’s long-standing commitment to African-American art, the Hampton University Museum Collection, and the International Review of African American, published by the University since 1976. Hampton Art Lovers derived from the vision of Miami resident and Hampton University Alumni Chris Norwood who recognized the need to have an important publication garner more awareness in the art community. Chris reached out to fellow Hampton University Alumni Imani Greene and Darryl Neverson, and

Lines & Colors 6/5/21

Lines & Colors
Thursday, 06/05/2021-07/27/2021, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Island SPACE Caribbean Museum
8000 W Broward Blvd #422,
Plantation, Florida, 33388
Website
Cost: Adults $10.00 Children $ 5.00 (12 and under)

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

LINES AND COLORS in THE AFRO-CARIBBEAN DIASPORA

Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month with an artist profile showcasing the work of Caribbean American artist Fred Thomas

Magic @ the museum 6/5/21

Magic @ the museum
Thursday, 06/05/2021-07/27/2021, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Island SPACE Caribbean Museum
8000 W Broward Blvd #422,
Plantation, Florida, 33388
Website
Cost: Adults $10.00 Children $ 5.00 (12 and under)

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Global Launch and Fundraiser

The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean 6/2/21

The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean
Wednesday, 06/02/2021-06/30/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Facebook
Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, in conjunction with nonprofit Island SPACE, will present “The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean” from June 1 – 30 during National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The fine art exhibition, to be showcased in the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue), features imaginative, colorful portraits and slice-of-life scenery from local award-winning artists. An opening welcome reception will be held on Wednesday, June 9, from 6 – 8 p.m., including an in-person and Facebook Live Q&A with the artists.

This is the third staging in a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage. The exhibit will spotlight the works of several Jamaican artist-contributors including photographer and curator David I. Muir sharing a selection of photos from his “Santiago de Cuba” collection which recently placed in the Florida Magazine Association awards for Best Photography. Other artists include Charles “Mark Phi” Smart (philanthropic ARTivist) sharing pieces from his “Jamaica Heroes Modernized” collection, Mark Cameron (painter and photographer) showcasing selections from his “Reggae Icons” and Paul Blackwood (painter) lending landscapes from his general collection.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

Admission to “The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general museum admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Sound Clash Battle Of The Djs 6/13/21

Sound Clash Battle Of The Djs
Sunday, 06/13/2021-, 01:00 pm-06:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
299 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $30

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Sound Clash Battle Of The Djs,
Hosted By DJ Sama with a special Dj set by Mr Mixx (2 Live Crew)
Special Guest: NYC Breakers, Dynamic Rockers, Zeku, YVNG Homie,

Ticket includes admission to The Museum of Graffiti.
Pro-Am Weekend Pass Members also receive Free Admission to The Museum of Graffiti!

The Pro-Am Dance/DJ Expo is the annual event that draws people from all over the world to Miami, Florida to network, socialize and compete.

For More Information please visit: WWW.PROAMEXPO.COM

Higher Frequency 6/11/21

Higher Frequency
Friday, 06/11/2021-, 08:00 pm-12:00 am
Megalit Fitness Studio
3223 NE 2nd ave,
Miami, Florida, 33133
Website
Cost: 11.00

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

A magical day; more heightened then ever and also known as National “Making Life Beautiful” Day. Because of these times, it is important to come together to raise up our energy and vibration to this wisdom of self love, conscious empowerment, and unity in the community. Beautiful performers that will open up your heart with high vibrational music and poetry of word, sound, POWER; and of course holistic vendors will be in place. Plant based soul food a must!
Most of the event will happen in the parking lot surrounded by ancient trees and hibiscus plants; nevertheless, the inside will also be available to our guests to enjoy the music.

LOCATION: MegaLiT Fitness Studio – 3223 NE 2nd ave. Miami

Feel free to spread the word to those looking to raise their frequency higher. It’s our time to shine ✨✨ The event seals up with an 11:11PM ohm medz

Magic at the Museum Fundraising Event 6/6/21

Magic at the Museum Fundraising Event
Sunday, 06/06/2021-, 06:00 pm-
Island SPACE Caribbean Museum at Westfield Broward
8000 W Broward Blvd. #1422,
Plantation, Florida, 33388
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

This global launch and fundraiser is an immersive digital showcase where the museum is the star! Viewers will embark on a virtual journey illustrating the rich history of the Caribbean region and celebrating the influence of its colorful culture. Magic at the Museum will demonstrate to online and in-person attendees how Island SPACE truly reflects its slogan, “a place where Caribbean cultures unite.” Hosted by South Florida TV personality Neki Mohan, the event will have appearances by notable Caribbean personalities from Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the US Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, The Bahamas, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and South Florida. The event, which is mostly virtual will feature some live event segments from sponsors and dignitaries who will be present on site.

Sekou Cooke celebrates new book Hip-Hop Architecture 5/22/21

Sekou Cooke celebrates new book Hip-Hop Architecture
Saturday, 05/22/2021-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
299 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $16

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a meet and greet with author Sekou Cooke as he celebrates the launch of his new book Hip-Hop Architecture. Cooke will read excerpts from the book and will answer questions along side his contributors such as the Museum of Graffiti’s own Carlos Mare. Books will be available signing by both Cooke and Mare.

Hip-Hop Architecture outlines a powerful new manifesto-the voice of the underrepresented, marginalized, and voiceless within the discipline. Exploring the production of spaces, buildings, and urban environments that embody the creative energies in hip-hop, it is a newly expanding design philosophy which sees architecture as a distinct part of hip-hop’s cultural expression, and which uses hip-hop as a lens through which to provoke new architectural ideas.

Examining the present and the future of Hip-Hop Architecture, the book also explores its historical antecedents and its theory, placing it in a wider context both within architecture and within Black and African American movements. Throughout, the work is illustrated with inspirational case studies of architectural projects and creative practices, and interspersed with interludes and interviews with key architects, designers, and academics in the field. This is a vital and provocative work that will appeal to architects, designers, students, theorists, and anyone interested in a fresh view of architecture, design, race and culture.

Oolite Arts Presents Ellies Connect with María Martínez-Cañas and Leilani Lynch 5/12/21

Oolite Arts Presents Ellies Connect with María Martínez-Cañas and Leilani Lynch
Wednesday, 05/12/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Oolite Arts will host an Ellies Connect talk between María Martínez-Cañas, 2020 Michael Richards award winner, and Leilani Lynch, curator at The Bass. The two will discuss the Michael Richards Award and Martínez-Cañas’ upcoming project at The Bass at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. RSVP at https://oolitearts.org/event/ellies-connect-maria-martinez-canas/

The Ellies are considered to be one of the city’s most noteworthy funding opportunities, with a share of $500,000 being invested into Miami-based visual artists and art teachers. Apply online at TheEllies.org from April 21-May 17, 2021.

Funding Arts Broward’s A Night at the NSU Art Museum Featuring a Virtual Tour of “The World of Anna Sui” 4/19/21

Funding Arts Broward’s A Night at the NSU Art Museum Featuring a Virtual Tour of “The World of Anna Sui”
Monday, 04/19/2021-, 05:30 pm-06:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), leading arts ambassadors in Broward County, will present A Night at the NSU Art Museum, a virtual program, on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Bonnie Clearwater, FAB member and director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, this free “friend”raiser program will feature a tour of the museum’s newest exhibit, “The World of Anna Sui.” The presentation will also introduce “Eric N. Mack: Lemme Walk Across the Room” and “Iké Udé: Select Portraits,” two other exhibits on display. A Q & A session will follow the tour and presentation.

Dedicated to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in our community, FAB creates captivating programming, entertainment and events for its members and the public that spotlights our region’s unique cultural offerings.
This is the eighth installment of the FAB Presents virtual pop-up series. Previous programs are available on FAB’s YouTube channel.

Thematically arranged, the exhibition explores Sui’s lifelong engagement with an array of ‘archetypes’ including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers — motifs that are featured throughout her work. Hallmark outfits include Sui’s “Silver Peruvian Ensemble” and iconic sequined silk organza “Babydoll Dress” from Spring 1994. Items on view also include fashions worn by Sui’s personal style icons who include Anita Pallenberg and Jane Holzer.

The range of different styles on display emphasize Anna Sui’s consistent design approach as she incorporates her current passions into every garment. As it celebrates American fashion, the exhibition also provides a fascinating guide to the history of American pop culture, and an inside look into the creative process and unique world view of this iconic designer whose daring and experimental approach to design has become a mainstay of the international fashion scene.

“The World of Anna Sui” is organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London and is curated by Dennis Nothdruft.

To RSVP for FAB’s virtual A Night at the NSU Art Museum, please visit http://bit.ly/FABNightAtNSUArt2021.

To learn more about FAB including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

Join Photographer Lisette Morales & Friends for a Free Virtual Tour and Earth Day Celebration of Her New History Fort Lauderdale Exhibition, “Beyond the Shimmering Waters” 4/22/21

Join Photographer Lisette Morales & Friends for a Free Virtual Tour and Earth Day Celebration of Her New History Fort Lauderdale Exhibition, “Beyond the Shimmering Waters”
Thursday, 04/22/2021-, 04:00 pm-
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Cost: Free, virtual event

Join photographer Lisette Morales and friends for a free virtual tour and Earth Day celebration of her new History Fort Lauderdale exhibition, “Beyond the Shimmering Waters.”

Women’s work matters. And more than ever, the role of women in maintaining households, communities and our global environment is an integral aspect at all levels of decision making. Lisette Morales is an award winning photojournalist whose work highlights women actively working to protect the rights of future generations on Earth. Her brand new works on view include a range of female identifying South Florida history makers from a variety of backgrounds, all with one thing in common: an unstoppable love for Mother Earth.

Join us as we welcome Lisette and her special guest, Lupita Vázquez Reyes, who will be on location from a community garden in Immokalee to remind us of the many ways we can honor the Earth in everyday life. Lupita is one of several community collaborators featured in this heartwarming exhibition bridging the shimmering waters of the everglades.

Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually tour, discuss and celebrate the life and legacy of local women making history this Earth Day.

Presented by History Fort Lauderdale. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Special thanks to Love the Everglades Movement for providing technical support.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on YouTube.

25th World Nutrition and Pediatrics Healthcare Conference 4/19/21

25th World Nutrition and Pediatrics Healthcare Conference
Monday, 04/19/2021-, 08:00 am-02:00 pm
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Cost: $99

After the fabulous triumph of Nutrition & Pediatrics 2021 we, ME conferences warmly welcome you to join our physical conference “25th World Nutrition and Pediatrics Healthcare Conference” scheduled on April 19, 2021 “Webinar” which will be focusing on the theme “Health is more Dependent on Nutrition than on Medicine”. We deliver more just superbly run meetings. “Nutrition and Pediatrics 2021” is a marvelous platform to meet researchers, experts, associate professors, scholars and many more and it also a great platform for research works, poster presentations, oral talks, keynote presentations and discussions.

Respiratory Therapist Virtual Hiring Event Tenet Healthcare 4/7/21

Respiratory Therapist Virtual Hiring Event – Up to USD 7.5K Sign-on Bonus | Tenet Healthcare
Wednesday, 04/07/2021-04/07/2021, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
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Join us for our upcoming virtual hiring event on April 7th! You will have the chance to meet with hiring leaders and learn more about our opportunities.

We are seeking RRTs/CRTs to join our team in South Florida! We have great opportunities across five of our award-winning facilities:

  • Coral Gables Hospital
  • Florida Medical Center
  • Hialeah Hospital
  • North Shore Medical Center
  • Palmetto General Hospital

As part of Tenet Healthcare, you would be part of a larger community across the nation that strives for clinical excellence and offers opportunities for career growth. We offer a market-competitive salary and great benefits. Generous sign-on bonus available for qualified candidates.

  • Up to USD 7.5K sign-on bonus available

When:
Wednesday, April 7 from 11am to 1pm

Where:
Online. This event is virtual.

Apply now to RSVP and receive next steps. We cannot wait to e-meet you!

World AIDS Museum Presents a VIP Benefit Reception with Smiley Pool, Photojournalist of Through the White Door, an HIV/AIDS Documentary Exhibit, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 4/7/21

World AIDS Museum Presents a VIP Benefit Reception with Smiley Pool, Photojournalist of Through the White Door, an HIV/AIDS Documentary Exhibit, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 04/07/2021-, 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $25 to benefit World AIDS Museum & Educational Center

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Meet Smiley Pool, photojournalist/co-author of Through the White Door, a documentary photo project and exhibit that portrays the interconnected human experience of families affected by HIV/AIDS, at the VIP benefit for the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd.) on April 7. Tickets for the benefit are $25 each and are available, online, at http://bit.ly/WAMThroughTheWhiteDoor. The exhibition, consisting of 40 poignant images from South Africa, Romania, North Carolina, Texas and beyond, depicts the life struggles and triumphs of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS captured by Pool from his inspirational book of the same name, runs at The Galleria from April 8 – 30.

The Through the White Door photography project by Pool spans over two decades following a remarkable group of people who faced the HIV/AIDS crisis head-on and saved a generation of children. The project began with two newspaper stories at the Houston Chronicle in the 1990s with the rest of the work completed on his vacation time for the 20 years that followed — around his staff photographer positions at the Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News. Over the years he continued to follow one of the first children in the world on a drug trial for highly active antiretroviral therapy until adulthood, and documented the formation and rise of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) from the organization’s inception in Texas to what it is today – the largest provider of care and treatment for HIV positive children in the world. The project culminated with an oversized hardcover book with 212 pages of his photography. Text for the book was written by Jessica Johns Pool, his spouse, who is a writer specializing in health care. Together, TTWD is their way of sharing the stories of the extraordinary and inspirational people they have met along the way.

Smiley Pool has photographed his fair share of history. Some of those events will appear in the history books, but he’s always found the family scrapbook variety more rewarding. His favorite assignments are the police officers, cancer survivors, schoolchildren, AIDS patients, street preachers, and countless other people who welcome him into their lives and allow him to help tell their stories. Along the way he’s garnered his share of awards — most notably for contributing the aerial photography in The Dallas Morning News’ coverage of Hurricane Katrina that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. The Associated Press Managing Editors Texas chapter has named him Star Photojournalist of the Year six times. He has also won numerous POYi, Best of Photojournalism, and National Press Photographers Association awards. He’s covered thousands of high school, college, and pro football games; 10 Olympic games; at least a dozen hurricanes; and dozens of presidents, popes, kings, and queens. He even spent a year embedded with the crew of NASA’s final Space Shuttle mission.
He currently works as a staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News, and previously worked for the Houston Chronicle, the Colorado Springs Gazette, Austin American-Statesman, and St. Louis Suburban Journals (as a stringer in high school). When not on assignment, he volunteers at a summer camp for HIV+ youth with his wife Jessica Johns Pool and travels the world, sometimes just to see total eclipses.

Smiley Pool’s book Through the White Door with personalization and autographs will be available for purchase at the opening reception for $45. All proceeds will benefit World AIDS Museum and Educational Center.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, guests attending the benefit opening reception at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. The opening reception is limited to 100 guests.

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center’s presentation of the Through the White Door exhibit is sponsored by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and supported by the Broward County Cultural Council and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

For more information about the Through the White Door photo exhibit, please call (954) 390-0550 or visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

Sustainable Paint + Plant with local artist Davel Lavernia at 1 Hotel 4/25/21

Sustainable Paint + Plant with local artist Davel Lavernia at 1 Hotel
Sunday, 04/25/2021-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
1 Hotel
2341 Collins Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33193
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Cost: 30

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Learn design and painting techniques from local artist, Davel Lavernia using sustainable paint. Enjoy our earth month specialty cocktail as you get your creativity flowing and plant your seed to take home in your newly painted pot.
Ticket includes:
Terracotta plant pot
Sustainable painting tools and paint
seeds
one (1) “Earth month” cocktail

Conversations at MOCA: Electric Tree with Mark Handforth and Adler Guerrier 3/24/2021

Conversations at MOCA: Electric Tree with Mark Handforth and Adler Guerrier
Wednesday, 03/24/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

On March 24 at 7:00 p.m., MOCA will host “Conversations at MOCA: Electric Tree with Mark Handforth and Adler Guerrier,” virtually via Zoom. During the event, artists Mark Handforth and Adler Guerrier will speak about their art practice in the public realm. As artists who recently accomplished public art projects in North Miami, they will discuss their method of bringing a public art project to life. The conversation will take us through all the major steps of the process, from conceptual ideas to development and to working with curators, museums, and governmental agencies. Moderated by Dehja Carrington, she will drive the artists elaborate about their past, present, future projects and their process.

In addition to the conversation, MOCA will premiere Making of the Electric Tree, a short documentary produced by MOCA. The documentary highlights Mark Handforth’s journey to bring the Electric Tree public art project to north Miami.

Mark Handforth was born in Hong Kong in 1969 and grew up in England. He lives and works in Miami. Based in Miami for over 20 years, Mark Handforth is profoundly tied to the legacy of the 20th-century American avant-garde. He freely makes use of a formal vocabulary borrowed from Ready-Made, Minimalist, or Pop Art, which he confronts with an iconography often derived from the urban environment. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Frankfurt and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He is internationally acclaimed for his installations in the public spaces. His large-scale sculptures have been displayed in Central Park in New York, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the MCA in Chicago, and during the FIAC offsite event in Paris. Mark Handforth has also received public commissions from the cities of Paris (Porte de Bagnolet) and Zurich (Tessinerplatz).

Adler Guerrier was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and currently resides and works in Miami, FL, where he received a BFA at the New World School of the Arts. Guerrier recently had a solo exhibition at Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL. He has exhibited work at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL; The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL; Harn Musem of Art, Gainesville, FL; and The Whitney Biennial 2008. His works can be found in public collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY. His work has appeared in Art Forum, Art in America, The New York Times, and ARTNews.

Dejha Carrington is the Vice President of External Relations & Communications of National YoungArts Foundation, a national organization that empowers artists to pursue a life in the arts. Carrington Also co-founded Commissioner, a membership program dedicated to helping everyday people build their art collection with local artists. In addition to her leadership roles, Carrington has consulted for arts and cultural, social profits, private collections, cities, and global social responsibility initiatives, including the William John Kennedy Collection with The Warhol museum, the Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum, and the Medellin Biennial in Colombia. In 2015, Dejha co-created the public art installation NEWT: Experiments in Light, Color & Sound; and is a founding partner of FADE TO BLACK, one of the first and most celebrated platforms for artists of color during Art Basel Miami Beach week. A recognized media source and speaker on communications, arts advocacy, and cultural programming, Dejha was born and raised in Montreal. She is fluent in French and English and calls Miami her home.

Register Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aAfyd_OEScevHDwW-n5eQw

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PAMM Art of the Party 4/17/21

PAMM Art of the Party
Saturday, 04/17/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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Join cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders, and arts supporters for an unforgettable evening at Pérez Art Museum Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year, PAMM Art of the Party. This year, Art of the Party will feature both in-person and virtual event options.

Funding Arts Broward Virtual Spring Annual Meeting to Feature Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Pam Dearden and Tim Ingham 3/23/21

Funding Arts Broward Virtual Spring Annual Meeting to Feature Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Pam Dearden and Tim Ingham
Tuesday, 03/23/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining, and enriching the arts in Broward County, will present its Spring Annual Meeting, virtually, on Tuesday, March 23, from noon – 1 p.m. The free program will be livestreamed via FAB’s YouTube channel (RSVP required) and will feature a FAB year-in-review presentation plus an address from special guest speakers and FAB grantee Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Tim Ingham and Pam Dearden. Entertainment will be provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society.

Pam Dearden has served as executive director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society since 2004. With over 30 years of experience in arts management and arts administration, she has lent her talents and knowledge in the areas of business, education, outreach and grants to the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir and The Opera Guild of Fort Lauderdale. Dearden is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2008 ArtServe Arts Administrator Award, the 1997 Encore Award for Individual Leadership in the Arts, the Cultural Foundation of Broward’s Star Award for volunteerism, and a “Women of Style and Substance” awardee. She has been affiliated with many professional and local civic organizations including American Symphony Orchestra League; Broward Cultural Council’s Arts in Education Committee; Broward County Music Teachers Association; Women’s Executive Club; past chair of the Cultural Executive Committee for the Broward Cultural Council; Cultural Foundation of Broward; National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE); National Association of the Teachers of Singing; past member of the Philharmonic Society and Opera Society among others.

Tim Ingham is the board president of the Gold Coast Jazz Society and has served the organization for more than 10 years in the areas of artistic programming, scholarship, development and marketing. He’s also president of the HI Foundation and a founding member of the Solarian Jazz Club. Ingham has also served as past trustee of Pine Crest School and on the board of the Broward Public Library Foundation. When not developing his musician skills, Ingham is busy in the media, real estate, investment and finance sectors as the chairman of American National Bank, as vice president of Asterisk, Inc. and as a board member of Hubbell Realty, Inc.

To RSVP for the Spring Annual Meeting, visit https://bit.ly/FABSpringLunch2021. To learn more about FAB including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

About Funding Arts Broward (FAB)
Funding Arts Broward, (FAB) is a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, Florida. As leading arts ambassadors, FAB’s mission is to support, sustain and enrich the arts in our community. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has granted more than $3.6 million to local visual and performing arts programming. More information about FAB can be found at www.fundingartsbroward.org.

AIRIE Asks: Elizabeth Withstandley 3/17/21

AIRIE Asks: Elizabeth Withstandley
Wednesday, 03/17/2021-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join L.A.-based artist Elizabeth Withstandley, January’s AIRIE Fellow, for a conversation with Miami-based artist Adler Guerrier. They will discuss Withstandley’s experiences during her residency where she explored the identity of the Everglades through its stories, myths, legends, and truths. Check out her great take-over of our Instagram account during January at @airieverglades.
Zoom Webinar link will be emailed to registered participants on day of the event.

Florida Talks: Black Florida & Voices of Change Webinar Series 4/8/21

Florida Talks: Black Florida & Voices of Change Webinar Series
Thursday, 04/08/2021-, 10:00 am-11:30 am
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Cost: Free

Join Virginia Key Beach Park Trust and the Florida Humanities in a Florida Talks virtual webinar series entitled, “Black Florida & Voices of Change.”

The webinar series will help educate, highlight and reflect on critical black Florida stories of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Florida’s Lynching and the African Diaspora Experience.
Hosted by Mr. Guy Forchion, Executive Director of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust, these stories are to unify rather than divide communities by highlighting our priorities of family, equal access, economic stability, and community.

Webinar Date & Title Include: 4/8/21- Strange Fruit in Florida presented by Dr. Tameka Hobbs
Florida’s painful history of racial violence, highlighted by civil rights activist Harry T. Moore’s
fight against lynching and the Ku Klux Klan that led to his death in a bombing of his home.
“Strange Fruit” refers to a song made famous by Billie Holiday about the lynching of African
Americans in the South.

For more information contact 305-960-4600 or email info@virginiakeybeachpark.net

C.N.A Hiring Event Taco Bout You Tuesday 16 March Dollar 3K Sign on Bonus 3/16/21

C.N.A Hiring Event Taco Bout You Tuesday 16 March Dollar 3K Sign on Bonus
Tuesday, 03/16/2021-, 10:00 am-01:00 pm
North Shore Medical Center
1100 Northwest 95th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33150
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Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Let’s Taco ‘Bout You!

Come and join us our C.N.A. Tuesday Hiring Event! You will have the chance to meet with our hiring leaders and learn more about our nursing opportunities at North Shore Medical Center

We offer our employees rewarding and diverse career opportunities, and we are committed to the continued professional development of our staff at every level.

-Up to 3K sign-on bonus

Candidates must RSVP to attend the event.

Apply now to sign up and receive next steps! We cannot wait to meet you!

Conversations at MOCA: Craig Coleman aka VARLA with Pepe Mar and Mark Holt 3/10/21

Conversations at MOCA: Craig Coleman aka VARLA with Pepe Mar and Mark Holt
Wednesday, 03/10/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Join artist Pepe Mar and filmmaker Mark Holt as they discuss their work and connection to the late Miami artist and drag performer Craig Coleman aka VARLA. Moderated by Kevin Arrow, MOCA Exhibition and Project Manager.

The panelists will explore art history, creativity, and drag performance culture within Miami Beach through artwork and video presentations, including excerpts from Gigantic Bitch and Nightmare at Karaoke by Mark Holt. The panel will also examine Coleman’s life in the late 1980s and early 1990s as the legendary drag performer that influenced Miami Beach’s creative renaissance. Through their examination, the audience will learn the story of this influential but overlooked artist who passed away at a very young age but has a lasting cultural legacy in the city.

The event is virtual via Zoom. To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81503038010

Locust Projects Presents: GeoVanna Gonzalez: HOW TO: Oh, look at me 3/6/21 – 5/22/21

Locust Projects Presents: GeoVanna Gonzalez: HOW TO: Oh, look at me
Saturday, 03/06/2021-05/22/2021, 11:00 am-05:00 pm
Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Locust Projects presents HOW TO: Oh, look at me, a new site-specific installation by Miami and Berlin-based artist GeoVanna Gonzalez. Open Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm by appointment, admission is free.

HOW TO: Oh, look at me deepens Gonzalez’s commitment to creating provocative, participatory social spaces within institutional settings. As acts of queer infiltration, class—aware interventionism, her work wants us to see and explore, to dance and read—outloud the potential of our embodied cognition. We are only when we interact, when we commune.

International Women’s Day with La Adelita Tequilla at 1 Beach Club 3/8/21

International Women’s Day with La Adelita Tequilla at 1 Beach Club
Monday, 03/08/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: 50

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

“A woman is the full circle, within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” ⁣

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are partnering with La Adelita tequila in honor of the fearless women who fought in the Mexican Revolution.
Come celebrate the warrior within as we join together for a barefoot beach experience paired with the exclusive use of SOUND OFF noise canceling headphones.

Each participant will be personally guided through an empowering sunset meditation, immersive sound bath, journal exercise & movement powered by meaningful beats and silent disco dance party. We will toast to our fearlessness through our mindful tasting experience, rooted in community & connection.

7:00 pm-9 pm: Warrior Within – Ladies night OUT to Tune IN under the stars

Ticket includes:
Sunset Meditation
Immersive sound bath
Journal excercise & movement
Silent disco dance party
Mindful tasting experience
Specialty La Adelita Tequila cocktail

In order to comply with CDC guidelines, please wear masks and follow the social distancing guidelines provided at 1 Hotel South Beach.

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Mindful Tasting Ritual with CHAWAR- In Honor of International Women’s Day 3/10/21

Mindful Tasting Ritual with CHAWAR- In Honor of International Women’s Day
Wednesday, 03/10/2021-, 06:30 pm-07:20 pm
1 Hotel
2341 Collins Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33139
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Cost: 33

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

In honor of International Women’s Day, we have partnered with CHAWAR agave, an Ecuadorian Spirit hand crafted by Women. CHAWAR is a high-altitude, raw agave spirit from made from indigenous women of the Andes mountains. Hand picked by Ecuador’s first all women’s agave coop. CHAWAR comes from the ancient Andean tradition of harvesting “chawarmishki” the raw sap of Agave Americana.
Join us for a mindful tasting experience, rooted in community & connection and highlighting female entrepreneurship in the food and beverage industry.
You will discover how spirit tasting can be an exercise of meditation, and how breath-work can offer you a new way of appreciating and enjoying your drinks.
This is a full sensory, spirit infused breath & sound journey that will immediately bring you into the present moment through mindful ritual.
The experience is paired with the exclusive use of SOUND OFF noise canceling personal headphones. This allows each participant to individually TUNE IN, focusing on the experience occurring solely in their body – guided by the clear instructions from the ritual leader, powered by meaningful beats and sounds. Limited spots available
In order to comply with CDC guidelines, please wear masks and follow the social distancing guidelines provided at 1 Hotel South Beach.
Ticket includes:
a full intention setting & agave tasting
We will feature a variety of CHAWAR expressions
ceremonial sound bath paired SOUND OFF headphones
closing blessing community toast
women’s circle
(1) CHAWAR Cocktail
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@andeanagave – www.drinkchawar.com

New Moon Circle at 1 Beach Club 3/15/21

New Moon Circle at 1 Beach Club
Monday, 03/15/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
1 Hotel
2431 Collins Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33139
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Cost: 40

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us under the frequencies of the New Moon as we set our intentions for the month. Experience a guided breath-work, a deeply immersive sound journey, and community intention setting tea ceremony. The goal of the experience is to explore self-inquiry and self-discovery in order to clearly define future intentions. Limited spots available.
The experience is paired with the exclusive use of SOUND OFF noise canceling personal headphones. This allows each participant to individually TUNE IN, focusing on the experience occurring solely in their body – guided by the clear instructions from the ritual leader, powered by meaningful beats and sounds
In order to comply with CDC guidelines, please wear masks and follow the social distancing guidelines provided at 1 Hotel South Beach.
Ticket includes:
Ritual Tea Ceremony
Guided mediation & breathwork
SOUND OFF headphones
Sound bath
All experiences are outdoors at the 1 Beach Club. Please ensure you dress appropriately.
@1beachclubsobe

BQE and New River Artist Cooperative Free Mini-quilt Expo to Benefit History Fort Lauderdale 7 3/5/21 – 3/7/21

BQE and New River Artist Cooperative Free Mini-quilt Expo to Benefit History Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 03/05/2021-03/07/2021, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) has partnered with New River Artist Cooperative to host a Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser to benefit History Fort Lauderdale and the participating guilds of Broward Quilt Expo. The mini-quilts will be on display at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Inn (231 SW 2nd Avenue) from Friday, March 5, through Sunday, March 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. On March 7, there will be an “Airing of the Quilts” featuring traditional and modern quilts adorning the New River Inn of History Fort Lauderdale and surrounding buildings. Each Quilt Guild will also have quilting fabrics, supplies and items for sale to benefit History Fort Lauderdale. Admission to Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser is free.

Each participating quilter has donated mini-quilts with a Florida theme that will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the respective organizations. The guilds being represented are South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, Coral Spring Quilters, East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Quilting in the Pines, Southern Stars, West Broward Quilters’ Guild, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild and Brian Fitzgerald – artist-in- residence at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Artist Cooperative. Larger quilts will also be on display to show the community the craftmanship of quilting. BQE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the art of quilting and hosts the largest volunteer quilt expo in South Florida.

The New River Artist Cooperative is comprised of six artist-in-residence studios located on the third floor of the New River Inn. Artist-guided tours are available Monday through Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Visitors who attend the Mini-quilt Expo are encouraged to also visit History Fort Lauderdale’s museums. General admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Exhibits include the new “Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information about the Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser, visit www.browardquiltexpo.com.

For tickets and more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Conversations at MOCA: Life & Spirituality in Haitian Art with Jean-Daniel Lafontant and Dr. Kyrah Malika Daniels 2/24/21

Conversations at MOCA: Life & Spirituality in Haitian Art with Jean-Daniel Lafontant and Dr. Kyrah Malika Daniels
Wednesday, 02/24/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
Details: Conversations at MOCA presents an engaging discussion that will delve into the spiritual aspects of the paintings in MOCA, North Miami’s exhibition Life & Spirituality in Haitian Art: Selection from the Betty and Isaac Rudman Trust Collection. Boston College Assistant Professor of Art History and Africana Studies, Kyrah Malika Daniels and Oungan (Vodou Priest), Jean-Daniel Lafontant will discuss the spiritual history of Haiti and how it influenced its artistic practices. The audience will hear the in-depth meanings and interpretations of the symbolism in paintings in the exhibition. At the end of the discussion, viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the panelists.
Cost: Free
Virtual via Zoom.
To RSVP, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vcvnpd7oRwqj-BHOW-vn5g

VeritageMiami 2021 4/11/21

VeritageMiami 2021
Sunday, 04/11/2021-05/14/2021, 11:00 am-06:00 pm
Coral Gables Country Club
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Event Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SYll10 PviiquzSd3Mhk3uXGhzZWzlR9

Craft Beer Tasting: One of the most popular events, featuring top-notch local, regional and national craft breweries complemented by delicious bites from dozens of South Florida restaurants with the artsy, mural adorned Wynwood Walls and Wynwood Gardens as the backdrop.

· May 13, 2021, at Wynwood Walls
· 6 pm – 7:30 pm | 7:30 pm – 9pm

Farm to Fork with chef Michael Schwartz: Sunday brunch curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz reveling in South Florida’s culinary bounty in a celebration of farm-to-table sustainability, paired with exciting wines and a lively auction.

· April 11, 2021, at Coral Gables Country Club

· 11 am Reception | 12 pm Brunch

Interactive Dinner featuring Chef Adrianne Calvo: The ultimate good time awaits foodies at VeritageMiami Interactive Dinner with celebrity chef Adrianne Calvo guiding guests as they prepare a gourmet dinner à la carte, right at their table. Sponsors and guests will have the choice between participating in person or all virtual.

· May 14, 2021, at InterContinental Miami

· 6:30 pm Reception | 7:30 pm Interactive Dinner

Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru Miami 3/12/21 – 3/21/21

Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru Miami
Friday, 03/12/2021-03/21/2021, 09:00 am-08:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, Inc.
10901 Southwest 24th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33165
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

For the First time ever Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru roars into Miami and the Miami Fair and Expo for 2 weekend only. Mar 12, 2021 to March 21, 2021. Featuring eighty life-sized moving breathing dinosaurs.

Experience the thrill of the prehistoric age featuring a 40-foot T-Rex, 30-foot Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, stegosaurus and many more – All from the comfort of your vehicle. Follow your tour in time with our custom audio guide included free.

Meet our baby dinosaurs up close when Dino trainers bring them to your car, keep an eye out for our roaming t-rex. Bring the entire family to this family friendly Dinosaur Adventure Drive Thru like never before.

2 Weekends only. Due to Covid-19 we are selling limited tickets per day and time slots. This event will sell out as it has in all cities its been in. So hurry and get you tickets on-line today. No tickets will be sold on-site. There will also be restrooms and fair food available for purchase on-site.

www.dinosauradventure.com

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” Photography Exhibition Preview 3/3/21

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” Photography Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, 03/03/2021-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

In honor of Women’s History Month, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will present “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” a photography exhibition, March 4 -31. The exhibit, to be displayed at The Galleria (2414 East Sunrise Blvd), will showcase six prominent women of today who are proponents of change along with historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community. A ticketed exhibition preview and recognition ceremony honoring the women of today and benefiting History Fort Lauderdale will take place on Wednesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m., at The Galleria with support from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of outstanding women of today including Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.

Past pioneering women to be highlighted include Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, author and founder/publisher of the Seminole Tribune; Dr. Susie Holley, prominent philanthropist; Edee Green, award-winning journalist and one of the founders of Kids in Distress in Broward County; Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, prominent suffragette, first school teacher in Fort Lauderdale, philanthropist and part founder of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (now History Fort Lauderdale) and Easter Lily Gates, Broward County’s first woman president of the State Supervisors of Elections, among others.

A special recognition ceremony will honor the six local women of today on March 3 at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will be first to see the exhibition and enjoy a ceremony to individually recognize each honoree. Opening ceremony tickets are available at http://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers.

Sponsored by Broward Health Foundation, Broward Community Foundation, City & Shore Magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors viewing the “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” A Photography Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 3/4/21 – 3/31/21

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” A Photography Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, March 4-31
Thursday, 03/04/2021-03/31/2021, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

In honor of Women’s History Month, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will present “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” a photography exhibition, March 4 -31. The exhibit, to be displayed at The Galleria (2414 East Sunrise Blvd), will showcase six prominent women of today who are proponents of change along with historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of outstanding women of today including Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.

Past pioneering women to be highlighted include Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, author and founder/publisher of the Seminole Tribune; Dr. Susie Holley, prominent philanthropist; Edee Green, award-winning journalist and one of the founders of Kids in Distress in Broward County; Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, prominent suffragette, first school teacher in Fort Lauderdale, philanthropist and part founder of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (now History Fort Lauderdale) and Easter Lily Gates, Broward County’s first woman president of the State Supervisors of Elections, among others.

Sponsored by Broward Health Foundation, Broward Community Foundation, City & Shore Magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors viewing the “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

“Black History, Black Future,” A Fine Art Exhibit Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students Hosted by History Fort Lauderdale 2/2/21 – 2/28/21

“Black History, Black Future,” A Fine Art Exhibit Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students Hosted by History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/02/2021-02/28/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7 for students (through age 22). Exhibit is also available digitally on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, is proud to spotlight the creativity and contributions of Broward County’s African American community. In honor of Black History Month, History Fort Lauderdale will host “Black History, Black Future,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students, from February 2 – 28. The exhibit, curated by instructor Celestin Joseph, represents a contemporary view of Black History from the perspective of students at the very school that was instrumental in overturning segregation laws in the City of Fort Lauderdale 50 years ago. The exhibit will be open to the public at the New River Inn building of History Fort Lauderdale and will be accessible as a digital experience on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

“Black History, Black Future” will feature a variety of styles and mediums reflecting African American culture, arts and entertainment and the ongoing struggle for equality. Featured pieces in the exhibition include works by Tayshaun Small and Mikayle Morrison, both currently AP studio art students mentored by Joseph, himself a Dillard alumnus.

“Black History, Black Future,” is one of several insightful experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting additional African American, Caribbean, Latin and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with
docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Tribute Mural in Wynwood for Muhammad Ali’s Birthday 1/17/21

Tribute Mural in Wynwood for Muhammad Ali’s Birthday
Sunday, 01/17/2021-, 12:01 am-11:59 pm
Wynwood Mural Fest
426 NW 25TH ST,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: FREE

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

Wynwood Mural Fest is honored to unveil a larger than life tribute mural to late Champion fighter and activist Muhammad Ali painted by Artist Hiero Veiga for Ali’s Birthday weekend.

Learn more… https://wynwoodmuralfest.com/ali.html

The 40ft wide x 15ft tall artwork is on view at 426 NW 25TH ST, Miami, FL 33127 in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Titled ‘Be your own Champion’, the mural is one of 10 new project sites featuring the work of more than 60 artists painted in connection with Wynwood Mural Fest 2020, during what would have traditionally been Miami Art Basel Week.

Born January 17, 1942, boxing legend Muhammad Ali had strong ties to Miami. In the 1960’s, Ali broke through race boundaries and transformed from a brash boxer to an outspoken political and religious activist while training on South Beach at the 5th Street Gym and living in Miami’s Allapattah and Overtown neighborhoods. Today, Ali remains a role model and source of inspiration to members of marginalized communities.

The Ali mural is produced by Stephanie Kassoy (Nekto Collective), with support from Glayson LeRoy (Galera Collective); Lead Camera & Editor, Connor Ray (@thecolorblnd); and B-Camera + Drone Pilot, David Sepa (@davids.visuals).

Project video premiers next month on HYPEBEAST.

ABOUT ARTIST
Known for his portraiture and realistic style, Hiero or Hiero Veiga, is an American contemporary graffiti artist of tremendous work. Hailing from Massachusetts, Hiero grew up writing graffiti in the early 2000’s. Not long after, Hiero made the transition from the street into a thriving career as a professional artist. His work has taken him around the world; in the streets and on gallery and private walls.

ABOUT WYNWOOD MURAL FEST 2020
Wynwood Mural Fest celebrates street art, graffiti, and independent culture in Maimi’s Wynwood Art District during Miami Art Basel Week and beyond. Amidst an unprecedented year of hurdles, Wynwood Mural Fest organizers, artists, and partners, united in December of 2020 to once again ignite the neighborhood and foster community through large scale urban art collaborations.

For more information, please follow us on Twitter @WynwoodMural or Facebook and Instagram @WynwoodMuralFest #WynwoodMuralFest or email Hello@WynwoodMuralFest.com

2021 Virtual Miami International Map Fair 2/10/21-2/14/21

2021 Virtual Miami International Map Fair
Wednesday, 02/10/2021-02/14/2021, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Website
Cost: Free, optional lectures are $10 each

Save the dates: February 10-14, 2021

The Miami International Map Fair is back and we’re going virtual. It is the new way to see the world of antiquities. The fair will be open 24 hours a day and will feature many of the world’s finest exhibitors, with treasures to fit every budget.

The user-friendly virtual platform lets you enjoy lecture presentations by renowned speakers, face-to-face interaction with dealers, and a vast array of antique maps, atlases, coins, rare books, and globes to discover or acquire for your collection.

More details coming soon on our webpage or contact Hilda Masip at 305-375-1618. Email: hmasip@historymiami.org.

All proceeds from lecture admission will benefit HistoryMiami Museum.

Empire Social Lounge Grand Opening 12/11/20 – 12/12/20

Empire Social Lounge Grand Opening
Thursday & Friday, December 11 – 12, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Downtown Dadeland
8955 Dadeland Blvd #D-170
Miami, Florida 33156
RSVP to rsvp@creativasgroup.com

The much-anticipated Empire Social Lounge is the newest project by the proprietors
of Casa De Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar

South Miami welcomes Empire Social Lounge, the second Miami location by the founders of the Prime Cigar brand. Empire Social is bringing a dose of “Sophisticated Relaxation” to South Miami. Proprietors Jason Reznik, Ryan Leeds and Peter Berntsen will proudly unveil Empire Social (which is the evolution of the Prime Cigar brand). Hours of operation Sunday – Saturday, 12:00 Noon until close.

“Sophisticated Relaxation” is a motto created by Empire Social/Prime Cigars founders, Jason Reznik and Ryan Leeds.It was embraced by patrons of their first venture which was Prime Cigar Boca Raton, considered THE cigar & whiskey lounge in all of Florida. The popularity of Prime Cigar Boca Raton carried over to their second venture, the widely acclaimed Casa de Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar in Brickell-Miami. The success of these two locations created a demand in the Magic City which will spawn the much-anticipated Empire Social Lounge.

The Empire Social brand is a sophisticated lounge, which features a walk-in humidor, full bar stocked with rare and hard to find whiskeys, member’s lounge, and patio. Custom furniture and design elements (which exude simple elegance) will please the cigar aficionados, or those looking for a unique experience, a rare whiskey, craft cocktails, or a nightcap. Empire Social is perfect anchor location for one of Miami’s most dynamic neighborhoods, Downtown Dadeland.
The owners and management are well known for being customer-centric which led to the commission of a state-of-the-art air control system for Empire Social Lounge. This innovative A/C replaces 100 percent of the air constantly to provide an environment which will curb smoke and create a comfortable environment for patrons.

The Prime Cigar/Empire Social brand was born out of the life experiences between father and son. Ryan Leeds and his father shared a close relationship, as they bonded over the love of premium cigars, fine spirits, traveling, and all things luxury. Ryan was inspired to bring together best elements of his travels under one roof. Today, guests come from all over the world to experience “Sophisticated Relaxation.”

Santa’s Drive-thru Village 12/5/20 – 12/23/20

Santa’s Drive-thru Village
Friday, 12/05/2020-12/23/2020, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027, United States,
Miramar, Florida, 33027
Website
Cost: Starts at 50

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO

“For the first time, you will be granted backstage access to see Santa’s Magical Operations while getting to meet the man himself.”
The unique experience will include a car trip down the ‘Runway of blinking lights’ before visiting the Elf’s Toy Factory before finally stopping off at Santa’s Cabin– sort of like a Christmas Safari.

You are welcome to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas or ugly sweaters as they travel through the experience and the most important thing all the kids can bring their letter to Santa.
Mr & Mrs. Claus have been hard at work building a North Pole Outpost, so their team of elves can carry out their important operations safely and socially distant.

Amerant Art Virtual Panel 12/8/20

Amerant Art Virtual Panel
Tuesday, 12/08/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Building on a 40-year legacy of supporting the arts, Amerant showcases a series of art exhibitions in its corporate spaces featuring artists whose talents inspire, entertain and amaze. During these unusual times, when we are all practicing social distancing, Amerant decided to adopt a new approach to continue supporting the arts. We will be hosting a VIRTUAL LIVE PANEL introducing a select number of the artists from its newest exhibition at Amerant Bank’s headquarters in Coral Gables.

Join us virtually, December 8th, as we get to know the master minds behind the arts on a deeper level. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and lead the way through the virtual exhibition of Amerant Art.

Myra’s Celebration of Life 12/13/20

Myra’s Celebration of Life
Sunday, December 13, 12pm – 5pm
Wyn 317
4320 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
RSVP on Facebook

Leave your sadness at the door and join us as we celebrate the life of Myra Wexler.
We’ll be sharing our favorite stories about our beloved, self-appointed “Queen of Wynwood”.
Myra’s extended art collection will be on display at the gallery and this is your chance to acquire a little piece from it.

Part of the proceeds will be given to one of the many associations she was generously supporting.

“Memories… let them fill your mind, warm your heart, and lead you through.”
– Anonymous

Conversations at MOCA: Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art 12/5/20

Conversations at MOCA: Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art
Saturday, 12/05/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Join artists Edouard Duval-Carrie and Asser Saint-Val in a conversation that pays tribute to Haiti’s rich cultural and artistic heritage as these contemporary painters discuss the history of their practice. Moderated by Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig PhD.

RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2216046784648/WN_SGI-hMvUR1KmwXufCnzfoQ

12th Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale Drive-OUT feature Cowboys at Pier 66 Marina 12/4/20

12th Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale Drive-OUT feature Cowboys at Pier 66 Marina
Friday, 12/04/2020-, 07:00 pm-09:30 pm
Pier 66 Marina
2150 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: $40 per car

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

The 12th edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale, a bi-annual film festival whose mission is to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain, and educate, will feature the film Cowboys (USA) as its Drive-OUT feature on Thursday, December 4, at 7 p.m. at Pier 66 Marina (2150 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale).
This critically acclaimed drama, awarded “Outstanding Performance in a U.S. Feature” at Outfest LGBT Film Festival and “Best Screenplay” at the TriBeCa Film Festival, stars Steve Zahn (Treme’, Modern Family, Dallas Buyers Club) as Troy, a father who tries to liberate his young transgender son by taking him to Canada, but as a frustrated female detective spearheads an investigation, she discovers that the child’s family situation is more complicated than she thought. Director Anna Kerrigan has created a powerful story that propels this modern-day western forward with an uncommon emotional veracity.
Opening night drive-in tickets are $40 per vehicle.

Building upon the success of its Miami-based virtual film festival held online earlier this year, the Fort Lauderdale edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale, presented by Gilead Sciences and Broward County, will showcase 21 world-class contemplative, comedic and creative films from 11 countries, (several making their US debuts during the streaming festival). All of the films will be made available to viewers virtually throughout the state of Florida from December 3 – 6, 2020. The festival will also host livestreamed special events with cocktail happy hours, talent and Q & A sessions as a way to virtually tie the community together.

A full list of films and descriptions can be found at outshinefilm.com.

Tickets for the 12th edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival Fort Lauderdale are on sale, now, at outshinefilm.com. Prices for individual films are $7.50 each and value packages range from $37.50 to $100. OUTshine members and annual passholders receive discounts on all packages.

For additional information about OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival memberships and film packages, call (305) 751-6305 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

Dreaming of Diwali 11/8/20

Dreaming of Diwali
Sunday, 11/08/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

MAIACA, Miami Association of Indian Americans for Culture and the Arts, will tweak tradition with this year’s annual Diwali event. The festive Indian celebration will take on a new interactive form featuring three DIY demonstrations streamed on the weekend before Diwali. Each segment will spotlight local Miami talent providing tips and lessons on how to cook, prepare and decorate your home for the holiday. Viewers are encouraged to take part and follow along with the demonstrations in their homes. The Dreaming of Diwali event will be available via Zoom and Facebook Live on November 8th beginning at 6pm EST.

The lineup of talent for the evening event will be as follows:

First will be Chef Utpal Dighe, of Saborwala in Coral Gables, preparing two Latin/Indian fusion dishes. Chef Dighe will make his signature Samoquetas, combining samosas and croquettes along with Vegetarian Chaat Ceviche, a Peruvian ceviche dish seasoned with Chaat masala, a popular Indian spice.

Next, MAIACA Board Members, Chitra Ramakrishna, Vicky Kamlani and Sunita Bharwani, will present a home decor segment. The group will demonstrate how to arrange and display traditional Diwali decorations and provide ideas for gift giving and packaging.

Finally, South Florida Artist Indranil Ghosh will demonstrate how to design a rangoli using common household items. Ghosh will provide step by step instruction from template selection to detailed decorations.

Second Annual Art + Stroll (Virtual) 11/12/20

Second Annual Art + Stroll (Virtual)
Thursday, 11/12/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm

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Cost: $25 – $50

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) and BBX Capital proudly present the 2nd Annual ART + STROLL, a one-of-a-kind event featuring an art exhibition and entertainment.

This year via Zoom, participants will virtually view the artwork, purchase fabulous art for their homes, offices or as a holiday gift, and enjoy entertainment by Face the Music Foundation and NYSW Jazz Lounge safely from home while supporting arts and culture.

Proceeds from sales of the artwork directly benefit BFA’s innovative programs and local artists. Tickets are limited and priced at $25 for the Zoom link only and $50 for the Zoom link and a swag bag filled with Hoffman’s Chocolates, a bottle of Prosecco and other special treats.

During the event, as an added bonus, all ticketholders have a chance to win such prizes as tickets for two on a Spirit Airlines flight, tickets for two on a JetBlue flight and a Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach staycation package.

For additional information, please visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll.

​Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez 11/19/20

​Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez
Thursday, 11/19/2020-, 06:00 pm-06:30 pm
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Cost: Free and open to all

Join us digitally for our tour program, Local Views at PAMM, where select local artists will speak about their creative process and artistic practice. This month, filmmaker Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez will lead the tour, detailing her multifaceted work with handcrafted 16mm film, video, installation, media design for stage and performance, and site-specific public interventions.

#MuseumFromHome with us on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez is a film/video artist working with handcrafted 16mm film, video, installation, media design for stage and performance, and site-specific public interventions. Her work has been exhibited internationally in film festivals, museums, galleries, TV, art-house theatres, onstage collaborations, and virtual as well as physical public spaces. Most recently her work was showcased at the 2019 Havana International Film Festival and the 2019 Havana Biennial.

Dinorah studied filmmaking with such visionary experimentalists as Barbara Hammer, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Rob Nilsson, and the late Warren Sonbert and Marlon Riggs, and received a B.A. in Film Production from San Francisco State University School of Creative Arts. She has received fellowships, awards, commissions, prizes, grants, and residencies in support of her experimental work from such organizations as National Performance Network, Theater Communications Group, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Funding Arts Network, Arts & Bangladesh, Fundación Valparaíso in Spain, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Jentel Artists Residency Program, Visual Studies Workshop, Tigertail Productions, Miami Light Project, San Francisco Festival 2000, and the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Department, among others.

Conversations at MOCA: Kelly Breez + Autumn Casey 10/22/20

Conversations at MOCA: Kelly Breez + Autumn Casey
Thursday, 10/22/2020-, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to feature two South Florida artists – Autumn Casey and Kelly Breez – as part of its free, virtual “Conversations at MOCA” series on Oct. 22. The artists will be discussing stories their past, current and future work with MOCA North Miami’s Exhibitions and Project Manager Kevin Arrow.

The speakers include:

Kelly Breez is a multidisciplinary artist whose work chronicles the perfectly unholy attitude and landscape of South Florida, where the characters she grew up with left the decorum and prohibitions of elitist culture in the dust. She works in – and combines – illustration, sculpture, tufting, painting, and installation. She is currently in her second year as an Ambassador for the Vans Custom Culture program, and she recently completed a five-week residency at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado. Her work has been shown during Miami Art Week at NADA Art Fair, The Faena Forum and the Juxtapoz Clubhouse. She has a permanent installation at Facebook’s Miami offices, as part of their Artist in Residency Program. She is represented by Primary Projects in Miami, where her latest solo show, “Any Major Dude Will Tell You,” opened in October 2020. Breez holds a BFA from New World School of the Arts.

Autumn Casey draws on the ambiguity of personal memory and pop-cultural ephemera, to challenge and question her subjectivity against the world at large. Her practice, which moves from sculpture to collage, as well as video and performance, considers the history of the found object and assemblage – redeploying existing materials or moments in unexpected, idiosyncratic ways. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL. She is represented by Primary (Miami) where she has had two solo exhibitions, and was selected to have a solo booth at Art Wynwood in 2015. Her work has also been included ingroup exhibitions at The Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; the Anne Bryan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, among others. Her work is collected by the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, The Pérez Art Museum Miami and in private collections in Miami and New York City.

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale 10/10/20 – 11/2/20

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 10/10/2020-11/02/2020, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Prices vary; Some free events

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. This year’s exhibit, opening October 4 and running through November 2, will showcase fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed.

Fully complying with social distancing and health and safety guidelines, activities will include an opening ceremony, a ZOOM Community Conversation about the history and future of Día de los Muertos, Florida Day of the Dead Celebration shadow puppet theater storytelling and a closing evening of pop-up “Ofrendas” on the banks of the New River.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

Sunday, October 4, from noon – 3 p.m.; “Ofrendas” Family Fun Day Exhibit Opening;
Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Enjoy performances from Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake, Grupo Folklorico Timanati, Godmother Death, Danza Mexhika and Mesoamerica Danza. This FREE public event will have limited, timed-entry gallery tours of the community “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Monday, October 19, at 6:45 p.m.; Community Conversation: The History and Future of Day of the Dead in Mexico; Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for an interactive ZOOM discussion about the history and future of Day of the Dead in Mexico. RSVP requested at http://bit.ly/HFLOfrendas2020CC.

Sunday, November 1, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration’s Shadow Puppet Theater and roving giant puppets
Enjoy Catrinas and Folklorico performances at the New River Inn. Participate in limited, timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition. Sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Puppet Network & Puppet Guild of South Florida.

Monday, November 2 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration Closing Evening; Free
Bring your family to History Fort Lauderdale for an evening of pop-up “Ofrendas,” luminarias on the New River and entertainment experiences including Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake. Last chance for timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Select events and pop-up performances will be livestreamed on Facebook at facebook.com/dayofthedeadflorida to encourage virtual participation.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

History Fort Lauderdale admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Nigeria 60th Independence Candlelight Vigil 10/1/20

Nigeria 60th Independence Candlelight Vigil
Thursday, 10/01/2020-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
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Cost: FREE

The Nigerian American Foundation (NAF) is excited to extend an invitation to Celebrate Nigeria!

🕯️ A candlelight vigil to be held commemorating 60 years of Nigeria’s Independence and pray for the betterment, progress and service to the Nigerian-American community and other communities. 🕯️

🕞 WHEN:
Thursday, October 1st 2020
6:30PM-9:30PM
📍 WHERE:
African Museum of Arts & Culture (AMAC) Grounds
NW 32ND Avenue & 207TH Street,
Miami Gardens, FL, 33056
OR
Watch Virtually on Facebook Live at 💻
https://www.facebook.com/NigerianAmericanFoundationMiami

Thank you for your continued support of the Nigerian American Foundation! For more information and to RSVP, contact us at 📞 305-699-4NAF or reach us by email at 📧info@nigerianamericanfoundation.com.

We look forward to hearing from you and joining us as a valued supporter at Celebrate Nigeria!

#Nigeria60#NAF#NigerianAmericans#Candlelightvigil#60thbirthdayt#Miami#MiamiFL

Baila with Marisol Blanco 9/22/20

Baila with Marisol Blanco
Tuesday, 09/22/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: FREE

Let’s get together for a fun way to get healthy even from home! Dancer and Master Instructor Marisol Blanco teaches Cuban Social dances and AfroCuban basics for free on Tuesday nights. Marisol’s course spans the history, songs, steps, beats, passion, mysticism, and intensity of Cuban folklore and culture. She’ll cover traditional popular ballroom/salon dances: Danzon, Mambo, Chachacha, Pilon, Mozambique, Son and Casino; Cuban identity dances: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia, and the Havana Carnival Dance, The Conga. She’ll also teach AfrioCuban Heritage Dances, including Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) and Haitian (Loaces).

Join us on Instagram Live every Tuesday thru October, starting at 7 p.m. bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

¡Acompáñenos a mantenernos activos y sanos desde casa moviéndonos al ritmo de la danza y el baile! La bailarina y maestra Marisol Blanco enseña danzas sociales cubanas y conceptos básicos afrocubanos los martes por la noche. El curso de Marisol abarca la historia, canciones, pasos, ritmos, pasión, misticismo e intensidad del folklore y la cultura cubana. Marisol cubrirá los bailes populares tradicionales de salón / salón de baile: Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Pilón, Mozambique, Son y Casino; Bailes de identidad cubana: Rumba, Yambu, Guaguanco y Columbia, y el Baile de Carnaval de La Habana, La Conga. También enseñará Danzas del Patrimonio afrocubano, incluyendo Yoruba (Orichas) Arara (Fodunes), Bantu (Mpungos) y Haitiano (Loaces).

Únanse a nosotros en Instagram Live todos los martes hasta octubre a partir de las 7 p.m.
bit.ly/KoubekBailaLive

Live Studio Visits: GeoVanna Gonzalez and Najja Moon with Jennifer Inacio 9/24/20

Live Studio Visits: GeoVanna Gonzalez and Najja Moon with Jennifer Inacio
Thursday, 09/24/2020-, 07:00 pm-07:45 pm
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Cost: Free and open to all

Join us for the premiere of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Live Studio Visits, a series that highlights local artists through virtual visits with PAMM curators. Get a first-hand look at the artists’ work and practice through this intimate lens.

This month, artists GeoVanna Gonzalez (@vanna_juanita) and Najja Moon (@najjak) will join PAMM Associate Curator Jennifer Inacio to discuss and debut the fourth episode of their conversation series “Aesthetics of Mobility,” which takes place in their mobile project space. In this episode, they reflect on time—what it reveals, what it changes—and discuss how the perpetual nature of this project has impacted their practice and their lives.

RSVP using the link on our website to join us for this live event!

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live 9/26/20

Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! – Facebook Live
Saturday, 09/26/2020-, 11:00 am-11:30 am
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Cost: FREE

The Koubek Center in collaboration with Fundación Cuatrogatos and with the support of Miami Book Fair present Storybook Picnic on Facebook Live! We are re-imagining our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic.

Kids can invite their favorite stuffed animals, GI Joes, dolls, and toys to join them on a blanket, or have their BFF connect at the same time!

Our 30-minute bilingual Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! will take place twice a month through August, will feature story time, mime and circus performances, children’s theatre, music, percussion and arts and crafts demos, and will be live-streamed. Gather your loved ones at home and join us on Facebook Live on Saturday, September 26 at 11 a.m.

With the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of Florida Cultural Affairs Division.

//Junto a nuestros amigos de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y con el apoyo de la Feria del Libro de Miami, el Koubek Center está re-imaginando nuestros Picnics de Libros como Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!. A través de nuestros Picnics queremos alentar a los más pequeños a que se inventen su propio picnic en casa al mismo tiempo que se unan a nuestro picnic virtual.

Los niños pueden invitar a sus animalitos de peluche favoritos, sacar sus GI Joes, muñecas y juguetes, y traerlos a su manta de picnic. Y además, también pueden invitar a sus mejores amigos a que se conecten al mismo tiempo para poder compartir virtualmente juntos.

Nuestro Picnic de Libros ¡en casa! durará 30 minutos, será bilingüe y tendrá lugar dos veces al mes hasta agosto. Incluirá un momento para cuentos, actuaciones de mimo y de circo, teatro de niños, música, percusión y manualidades. Reúna a sus seres queridos en casa y acompáñenos en Facebook Live el sábado, 26 de septiembre a las 11 a.m.

Gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de Miami-Dade County y del Estado de la Florida.

Live Virtual Art Talk: George Clinton in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans 9/17/20

Live Virtual Art Talk: George Clinton in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans
Thursday, 09/17/2020-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for a virtual conversation and studio tour with iconic musical genius George Clinton, of Parliament and Funkadelic Records, and PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. Clinton will share his studio space and introduce his visual art practice, including the series of work he has created in quarantine over the past six months. Get a firsthand look into the artistic world of the Godfather of Funk himself!

While the museum is currently closed to the public, this program will be offered remotely via Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Become an Ambassador for African American Art today for an opportunity to participate in an intimate post-program conversation with Clinton. Your participation will help PAMM acquire and exhibit major works by African American artists for years to come.

7pm | Public Live Virtual Art Talk
8:05pm | Ambassadors Meet the Artist Virtual Reception

George Clinton was born on July 22, 1941, and is an iconic singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer. Recording as both Parliament and Funkadelic, Clinton revolutionized popular music during the ’70s and ’80s with an avant-garde style that continues today. His Parliament-Funkadelic collective (which primarily recorded under the distinct band names Parliament and Funkadelic) developed an influential and eclectic form of funk music during the 1970s that drew on science fiction, outlandish fashion, psychedelia, and surreal humor. For over five decades, his unparalleled sound has been cited as the DNA of Hip Hop and Urban Culture.

As a visual artist, Clinton’s body of work is as adventurous and eclectic as his music. Early on he designed the iconic Mothership spaceship for use as a centerpiece stage prop for Parliament-Funkadelic live performances. It is now on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.

Clinton is regarded as one of the foremost innovators of funk music. In 1977, he and Parliament-Funkadelic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and then, in 2019, were honored with the pinnacle Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

All Kids Included Digital Family Arts Festival 9/4/20 – 10/2/20

All Kids Included Digital Family Arts Festival
Friday, 09/04/2020-10/02/2020, 12:00 am-12:00 am
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Cost: Free

Are your kids or students struggling to get into the school spirit this academic year? Introduce them to the virtual world of enchanting arts, crafts, and jaw-dropping performances with the first-ever digital All Kids Included (AKI) Family Arts Festival for children and families with and without disabilities. The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs are launching this innovative and inclusive virtual event with support from The Children’s Trust beginning on September 4, 2020.
The AKI Digital Family Arts Festival is designed to be inclusive for children and families of all abilities and will be online for several weeks. From magic shows to children’s theatre, AKI has made art accessible to every child with closed captioning, ASL Interpretation, and audio description included for each video.

The 22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Kicks Off Opening Night August 20 At Dezerland And Drive-In With A Drive-Out Preview of Stage Mother 8/20/20

The 22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Kicks Off Opening Night August 20 At Dezerland And Drive-In With A Drive-Out Preview of Stage Mother
Thursday, 08/20/2020-, 07:00 pm-10:30 pm
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Cost: $40 per car

Stage Mother, a new comedy-drama starring Oscar-nominated Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emmy-Nominated Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Elementary, Ally McBeal), will kick-off the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Thursday, August 20, at 7 p.m. This special OUTshine Opening Night Drive-OUT preview at Dezerland Drive-In in North Miami (the film will be released to the public on August 21) will launch a celebration of diversity and equality with 80 thought-provoking films from 20 countries, (many never-seen-before and not available on any streaming platform) accessible via 44 screenings available from August 20 – 30, 2020. A livestreamed Q& A session will follow the film.

Stage Mother tells the story of Maybelline (Jacki Weaver), a conservative Texas church-choir director who inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club. She surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open-up and finds new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club’s flamboyant performers. In addition to Adrian Grenier and Lucy Liu, the film also stars, Mya Taylor (Tangerine) and the legendary Jackie Beat.

Stage Mother was a winner of the Best of the Fest Audience Vote at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and winner of the Next Wave Award from the Provincetown International Film Festival.

In addition to Stage Mother, this year’s virtual line-up includes Centerpiece film The Goddess of Fortune (La Dea Fortuna) (Italy), Drama-Comedy on August 26 at 7 p.m.; a Ladies Shorts Package Night on August 22 at 5 p.m., a Men’s Shorts Package Night on August 23 at 5 p.m.; a South Florida Speaks – Shorts Program on August 30 at 5 p.m., Closing Night film Single Street (Singel 39) (Netherlands), Comedy on August 30 a 7 p.m.; and two FREE Community Showings – Letters to Eloisa (USA), Drama on August 22 at 3 p.m. and TRANSformations – a Trans Shorts Package on August 29 at 3 p.m. A full list of films and descriptions can be found at outshinefilm.com/films/program. The festival will also host additional livestreamed special events with cocktail happy hours, talent and more Q & A sessions.

Presenting sponsors of The 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival are Gilead Sciences and Miami-Dade County.

Tickets for the OUTshine Opening Night Drive-OUT preview of Stage Mother, at the Drive-In Theater at Dezerland Park (14401 NE 19th Avenue, North Miami, FL 33181) are $40 per car and are available via outshinefilm.com/buy-tickets. Prices for additional exclusive festival streaming films are $12 each and value packages range from $60 to $350 and can also be purchased at outshinefilm.com/buy-tickets.

For more information about OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival memberships and film packages, call 877-766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter and Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

About OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival with a mission to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain and educate. Launched separately – in 1998, as The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and in 2008, as the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – both editions were brought together under one brand to become the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Encompassing brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multicultural locations, OUTshine is internationally acclaimed as the largest LGBTQ+ cultural arts festival in the southeastern United States. OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. For more information, call 877-766-8156, visit us at outshinefilm.com and follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Presents SMDCAC Sessions – Virtual 8/13/20

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Presents SMDCAC Sessions – Virtual
Thursday, 08/13/2020-, 07:00 pm-07:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) is launching a new, Miami-based project for local artists to showcase their talents. The project, titled SMDCAC Sessions, supports local artists in Miami financially, emotionally, and creatively during this difficult time.

The Center is reaching out to local performing artists who have an ongoing relationship with the center to perform a three to five-minute video performance that will be broadcast through the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s Facebook page.

SMDCAC will provide a guaranteed fee to each artist who participates as well as a call-to-action for audiences to donate to the artist or their cause during the performance.

Playing a blend of Flamenco-infused Folk music, Dave Feder bares his soul to us with his breezy, approachable, and sophisticated music.

We’re Eggs-tatic About Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment 8/11/20

We’re Eggs-tatic About Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment
Tuesday, 08/11/2020-, 02:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

We’re eggs-tatic about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s next segment on Cooking with The Galleria, a free virtual tutorial series! Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live on Tuesday, August 11, at 2 p.m., as he demonstrates how to prepare No-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s eighth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, 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 currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

Join Shane Duncan And Dance To High Energy Hits On The Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series 8/20/20

Join Shane Duncan And Dance To High Energy Hits On The Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Thursday, 08/20/2020-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced Shane Duncan as its next featured act on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, August 20, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. Duncan will be accompanied on vocals by Tiffany Rosario. The virtual show will begin with a new wine preview as part of The Capital Grille’s The Generous Pour – Summer Wine Tasting Event.

Shane Duncan is a high energy entertainer performing a variety of music genres including Top 40, country, rock, dance, disco and oldies. Over the last 15 years, he has played all over the country and dazzled audiences with his repertoire of over 450 songs.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Duncan will join previous Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers Eddie Bustamante, Nathalie Nesh and Beto Rubineli, Manny Diquez, 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 is now open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are offering full-service dining in addition to take-out.

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.

22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Goes Virtual 8/20/20, 8/21/20, 8/22/20, 8/23/20, 8/24/20, 8/25/20, 8/26/20, 8/27/20, 8/28/20, 8/29/20, 8/30/20

22nd Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Goes Virtual
Thursday, 08/20/2020-08/30/2020, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Prices for individual films are $12 each and value packages range from $60 to $350.

The 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, a bi-annual film festival whose mission is to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain, and educate, is going virtual! For the first time in the organization’s history, 80 new contemplative, comedic and creative films from 20 countries, (many never-seen-before and not available on any streaming platform) with 44 screenings will be made available to viewers throughout the state of Florida from August 20 – 30, 2020. The festival will also host livestreamed special events with cocktail happy hours, talent and Q & A sessions as a way to virtually tie the community together.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines and community safety, this year’s festival kicks off on August 20 at 7 p.m. with OUTshine’s Opening Night Drive-OUT, a preview of Stage Mother, at the Drive-In Theater at Dezerland Park (14401 NE 19th Avenue, North Miami, FL 33181). Stage Mother, starring Oscar-nominated Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emmy-nominated Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Elementary, Ally McBeal), is a comedy drama about a conservative Texas church-choir director who moves to San Francisco in attempt to save her recently deceased son’s drag club from bankruptcy. In the process, she finds new meaning for her life and embraces the club’s flamboyant performers.

This year’s line-up includes Centerpiece film The Goddess of Fortune (La Dea Fortuna) (Italy), Drama-Comedy on August 26 at 7 p.m.; a Ladies Shorts Package Night on August 22 at 5 p.m., a Men’s Shorts Package Night on August 23 at 5 p.m.; a South Florida Speaks – Shorts Program on August 30 at 5 p.m., Closing Night film Single Street (Singel 39) (Netherlands), Comedy on August 30 a 7 p.m.; and two FREE Community Showings – Letters to Eloisa (USA), Drama on August 22 at 3 p.m. and TRANSformations – a Trans Shorts Package on August 29 at 3 p.m.

A full list of films and descriptions can be found at outshinefilm.com/films/program.

Presenting sponsors of the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival are Gilead Sciences and Miami-Dade County.

Tickets for the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival are on sale, now, at outshinefilm.com/buy-tickets. Prices for individual films are $12 each and value packages range from $60 to $350.

For additional information about OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival memberships and film packages, call 877-766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

About OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival with a mission to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain and educate. Launched separately – in 1998, as The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and in 2008, as the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – both editions were brought together under one brand to become the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Encompassing brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multicultural locations, OUTshine is internationally acclaimed as the largest LGBTQ+ cultural arts festival in the southeastern United States. OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. For more information, call 877-766-8156, visit us at outshinefilm.com and follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

Sun Pours Daylong – The Sunny Project 8/31/20

Sun Pours Daylong – The Sunny Project
Sunday, 07/31/2020-08/31/2020, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Miami Design District
151 NE 41st St. Suite 133,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

The Sunny Project presents Sun Pours Daylong, a physical exhibition running alongside an online print sale of Florida photos by 22 Florida photographers. Each contributing photographer has selected a local racial and/or social justice organization, and 100 percent of the proceeds from their respective print sales will go to their chosen organization. All available photos will be displayed as part of the exhibition.

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with We Are Nice’n Easy 8/4/20

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with We Are Nice’n Easy
Tuesday, 08/04/2020-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: Free with RSVP

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) announces a free virtual visit with mixed media artist duo We Are Nice’n Easy as part of the Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB).

Participants who want to attend the Zoom presentation and Q&A are required to send their RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org to receive the invitation link.
A collaborative endeavor by South Florida-based artists Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble, We Are Nice’n Easy focuses on creating immersive mixed media installations and developing a visually cohesive subtropical vernacular with their material choices and use of repeated motifs. Often referencing themes of self-help, recovery and interpersonal dependency, their fabricated environments utilize romantic tropes to enhance the collective emotive truisms between participants and create a platform for intimate exchange.

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

Online Tantra Speed Date Miami Singles Dating Event 8/15/20

Online Tantra Speed Date Miami Singles Dating Event
Saturday, 08/15/2020-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
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Cost: General Admission: USD 35.00, Early Bird – Limited: USD 25.00

Tired of Swiping? Tantra Speed Date Online isn’t your average singles event.
Relationship skills game + speed date, you’ll share moments of fun, guided connection with up to 12 dates via video chat.

All Arts Open Mic Extravaganza at “Crazy Uncle Mikes” 6/22/20

All Arts Open Mic Extravaganza at “Crazy Uncle Mikes”
Monday, 06/22/2020-, 07:30 pm-01:00 am
Crazy Uncle Mike’s
6450 N Federal Hwy,
Boca Raton, Florida, 33487
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Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

COMING TO “Crazy Uncle Mikes”
June 22nd

All arts open mic extravaganza!
This event starts at 8pm-???

RULES: Per Crazy Uncle Mike “Face masks required for all ugly people. Normal people stay back 6 feet, weird ones stay back 10 feet.”

PERFORMERS: LIST IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
This is a curated open mic– with slots going from 8pm to ??

You have until Monday, June 10th, at 12am to message “Sean Mullins” in order to structure the time slots according to how many performers we have/where they want to go. I will be releasing a google sheet to all performers you have 4 hours to answer or your spot will be assigned to you.

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU HAVE THE FULL INTENTION OF SHOWING UP, TIME SLOTS ARE FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE.

While we do want everyone to come out and support your other performers, we also understand the health risks and how some people are just taking a risk going outside, which is why we have the curated open mic list so time slots are visible and you can plan accordingly.

THE LIST IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

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-
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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-
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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.

History Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 15 with “The Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” Fine Art Exhibit 6/15/20

History Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 15 with “The Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” Fine Art Exhibit
Monday, 06/15/2020 – 06/29/2020 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID).

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will reopen to the public on June 15, just in time to celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The attraction will present “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County,” a historical fine art exhibition produced by cultural nonprofit Island SPACE (islandspacefl.org) through June 29 in The New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue).

This second staging in a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage displays the works of three artist-contributors. Photo artist and curator David I. Muir (Jamaica) shares a selection of photos from the “Caribbean-American” collection, printed on canvas and featuring Caribbean scenes around Broward County. Two-time photography participant Sonya Sanchez-Arias (Trinidad) shares pieces from her “Fragments” collection, in which images she has captured from the Caribbean region are digitally manipulated, printed on metal, and mounted on natural, reclaimed materials. Mixed-media artist Krystle Sabdul (Jamaica) has included a variety of expressive, oversized portraits. The historical aspect of the exhibition, curated by Calibe Thompson (Jamaica), traces the Caribbean community’s roots in Broward through news clippings, archival photos and information displaying the influence of diverse island people on the vibrant fabric of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Support for the project has been provided, in part, by the Broward County Cultural Division and the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund, Blockbuster Entertainment Unrestricted Fund, Robert E. Dooley Unrestricted Fund for Broward, Harold D. Franks Fund and Jan Moran Unrestricted Fund.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

Admission to “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general museum admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

About Island SPACE
Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (Island SPACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and advancement of arts, culture, history, and educational initiatives that represent the Caribbean region, in South Florida and the broader diaspora community. Learn more about Island SPACE at islandspacefl.org.

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 219 SW Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

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/
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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.

Film + Community Storytelling Virtual Seminar 6/3/20

Film + Community Storytelling Virtual Seminar
Wednesday, 06/03/2020 – 05:30 pm – 06:30 pm

490 Opa-locka Blvd
Opa-locka Florida 33054
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Do you want to be able to articulate the obstacles your community has overcome throughout history? In this seminar, Award-winning filmmaker, Dudley Alexis, will be teaching how to tell your community’s story through the art of storytelling and film.

In the spirit of practicing social distancing, this seminar is open to the public virtually and will be held on OLCDC’s Facebook page. You can view the live event at facebook.com/olcdc.

Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Samantha Oakey 5/21/20

Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Samantha Oakey
Thursday, 05/21/2020 – 06:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Florida
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Cost:

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is dedicated to showcasing excellence in international modern and contemporary art while highlighting our unique perspective at the crossroads of the Americas. We highlight Miami-based artists both in our collection and on a monthly basis by way of Local Views at PAMM. Catch this Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM series weekly. Artists will discuss their artistic practice, their creative process, and how it relates to the museum.

This week will feature PAMM Teaching Artist Samantha Oakey. Catch this Live Virtual Local Views series on PAMM Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

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.

Want your cocktails mixed by a pro? Miami DDA suggests you #GoLocal and save 10% https://www.miamidda.com/dda-go-local-program/

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

Museum Of Graffiti Presents Acclaimed Graffiti Style Master Ces Exhibition Opening Via Zoom 4/18/20

Museum Of Graffiti Presents Acclaimed Graffiti Style Master Ces Exhibition Opening Via Zoom
Saturday, 04/18/2020 – 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Museum of Graffiti
RSVP@museumofgraffiti.com to receive ZOOM link,
, Florida 33137
Website
Cost: Free

CES: ProCESs

VIRTUAL OPENING Party/Art Talk with Ces & Special Guests: April 18th at 5pm

RSVP: RSVP@museumofgraffiti.com to receive ZOOM link

MEDIA INFO & IMAGES: cece@feinbergpr.com

Mandated, statewide shelter-in measures have forced the Museum of Graffiti to shutter their doors, but the museum is maintaining a robust online presence ranging from daily art talks on IG live to downloadable graffiti coloring books.

The Museum of Graffiti’s opening for The ProCESs, featuring new paintings and drawings by famed NYC style master CES will be live-streamed on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 5pm via ZOOM.

Visitors will receive an interactive tour through the exhibition while listening to a discussion of the work by CES and museum co-founder Alan Ket. Guests will be able to submit questions in real time and will also be the first to receive links to purchase newly released limited edition works. CES will be joined by a few surprise guests, famous friends, and collaborators. The live-stream opening party will conclude with a DJ set. To receive the ZOOM link, RSVP to RSVP@museumofgraffiti.com

“Although it’s important that we all make sacrifices right now, sheltering-in does not mean we have to give up on cultural offerings and unique experiences,” said Allison Freidin, co-founder of Museum of Graffiti. “Our hope is that our virtual art talks and exhibition openings bring joy and stimulation into people’s homes. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t crack a smile when they see CES’ clever polymorphic drawings.”

ProCESs, curated by Carlos Mare, will present a variety of the artist’s small-scale marker illustrations showcasing his fine art talent, and the large-format spray paint works on canvas that he is well known for.

Inspired by ordinary objects in the world around him, whether a landscape, still life or a grilled cheese sandwich, CES has delivered a portfolio of unique drawings with a variety of both overt and whimsical illustrations that show how adept he is as a draftsman with traditional mediums, pencil and markers. His namesake signature or “tag” is revealed within each image as a nod to his graffiti roots. Whether CES is spelled out in a drawing of couch cushions or sliced Wonder Bread, each piece highlights the artist’s imagination and sense of humor.

CES’ canvas works showcase what he is acclaimed for – “Wild Style” lettering. He is instrumental in furthering a style of jagged, aggressive and hard edge letters as opposed to the rounded or bubble style of classic graffiti lettering. His letter and design innovations have influenced an entire generation of new artists in the US and throughout the world.

Born in the Bronx in the 1970s, Robert Provenzano, professionally known as CES, began his career in the early 80s. Influenced by the first wave of original NYC street artists who created vast works of graffiti on subway trains and walls, he was instrumental in developing the streamlined and aerodynamic “Wild Style” alphabetic reconfiguration in contemporary graffiti that is seen today. CES has a reputation for fine details in his artwork whether it’s his name or in the thematic murals he executes, this translation from paper to canvas, to the streets is what makes him such an exceptional artist.

CES has collaborated with brands like Puma, T-Mobile, The Palms Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Seamless/ GrubHub, Nickelodeon, Vans, Marriott Bonvoy, and Turner Broadcasting. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Source, Mass Appeal, Complex, Juxtapoz and TimeOut New York. Currently, he exhibits his work globally and is an active mural painter who was recently commissioned to paint an inaugural mural for the newly opened Museum of Graffiti in Wynwood Miami. He also premiered a solo exhibition of his unique collection of WU-TANG CLAN logo inspired drawings for the Showtime/Mass Appeal WU-TANG CLAN: of Mics and Men documentary.

The Museum of Graffiti is excited to present an artist who has a career that has been so influential and inspiring to so many around the globe. To celebrate the exhibition the Museum is hosting a special special online event:

Saturday, April 18
5:00pm: Virtual Opening of ProCESs, featuring a discussion of the work by CES and Alan Ket
5:30pm: Q & A
6:00pm: Surprise Guests will join the discussion
6:30: DJ Set

RSVP to RSVP@museumofgraffiti.com to receive the ZOOM link.

Tarot & Tonics 3/26/20

Tarot & Tonics
Thursday, 03/26/2020 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phuc Yea
7100 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost:

You are invited to join us for a night of mystical vibes when Tarot & Tonics (Miami’s ORIGINAL cocktail + cards party) takes over Phuc Yea.
We’ll be serving crystal-infused spiritual tonics such as our Palo Santo Smoked Rose Quartz Crystal Punch featuring our friends at Courvoisier & Recess (the chill, cool hemp & adaptogen infused sparkling water) — AND, hella intuitive truths by our team of readers.

Welcome cool girl spirituality as a mode — with spiritual shopping, health & wellness activations, & opportunities to network with soul sistas.

Ticket includes FREE reading + a spiritual tonic. Happy Hour specials for T&T guests until 10PM!
First 10 RSVPS receive an Intuitive Gangster Manifest Candle, Next 10 RSVPS receive a specially wrapped palo santo smudge.

Good Vibes, included — always!

Phuc Yea is a flavorful Vietnamese-Cajun cuisine restaurant created by Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold in 2016. Wearing the hats of co-owner and Executive Chef, Cesar Zapata helms the kitchen, where he creates Phuc Yea’s signature Vietnamese-Cajun fare, and Aniece Meinhold, whose German and Vietnamese heritage brings a new take on Asian cuisine to Miami. FOH, beverage programs and design. Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Blvd and is open Wednesday –Monday, where it serves dinner, Sunday brunch and daily happy hour. For more information visit www.phucyea.com or via phone at (305) 602– 3710. Follow @PhucYea.

Free Admission plus Family Activities at MOAD the Last Sunday of Every Month 5/31/20

Free Admission plus Family Activities at MOAD the Last Sunday of Every Month
Sunday, 05/31/2020 – 01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
Freedom Tower, 2nd Floor 600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Join us every last Sunday and receive free admission to MOAD from 1:00 to 6:00pm, plus enjoy family art-making activities from 2:00-4:00pm. This hands-on educational activity is designed with the whole family in mind, and features artist-led workshops and activities inspired by our ongoing exhibitions.

Enjoy a shared learning experience, and explore ideas and create together!

MOAD’s Free Family Program is sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

Come Suck Some Head @ Phuc Yea! Monthly Crawfish Boil! 3/18/20

Come Suck Some Head @ Phuc Yea! Monthly Crawfish Boil!
Wednesday, 03/18/2020 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phuc Yea
7100 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33138
Website
Cost:

Nothing says spring to us like crawfish does !
We will be offering:
+ Live Crawfish by the Pound served with andouille sausage, corn, potatoes and chili cajun butter
+ Chicken and Seafood Gumbo, lemongrass, andouille and Chinese sausage, fish sauce, okra.
+ Sancocho Pho
+ Fire Roasted Oyster Specials
+ Shot & Drink Specials …LET’S GO!
Tell your friends, tell your fam, the more the merrier.
Entrance to the event is FREE. Food & drink will be sold onsite as a separate menu plus our a la carte menu will be available. Crawfish are available on a first come first serve basis. Make your table reservation as early as possible via www.phucyea.com.
Guests can pre-buy larger quantities of crawfish to ensure crawfish day of the event.
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3 lbs for $69
5 lbs for $105
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CRAWFISH BOIL TO BE SOLD @ $29 PER POUND ON THE NIGHT OF EVENT.

Phuc Yea is a flavorful Vietnamese-Cajun cuisine restaurant created by Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold in 2016. Wearing the hats of co-owner and Executive Chef, Cesar Zapata helms the kitchen, where he creates Phuc Yea’s signature Vietnamese-Cajun fare, and Aniece Meinhold, whose German and Vietnamese heritage brings a new take on Asian cuisine to Miami. FOH, beverage programs and design. Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Blvd and is open Wednesday –Monday, where it serves dinner, Sunday brunch and daily happy hour. For more information visit www.phucyea.com or via phone at (305) 602– 3710. Follow @PhucYea.

AudioSlang presents The Aurora VR Slang Sessions 3/16/20

AudioSlang presents The Aurora VR Slang Sessions
Monday, 03/16/2020 – 03/17/2020 10:00 pm – 06:00 am
The Palms Hotel & Spa
3025 Collins Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33140
Website
Cost: free

After a long preparation time with our AudioSlang Labs we are now proud to present you

The Aurora VR Slang Sessions

the first, one and only VR event , during the Miami Music Week, and the first VR Dance Club experience worldwide. Starting with the Aurora Slang Sessions.

(16th March 2020, from 8 pm – 6 am )

For this special event we are going to mix RL (Real life) and VR ( Virtual Reality) together. Those of you who want to celebrate with us outside the MMW can do it now virtually through our host. And those in Miami can celebrate inside and outside the VR.

Featured Artists:

Lacy Darryl Phillips aka TheUncleEarl, Frank Vice, Sancho Rodriguez, Jenna Stone, The Stock Traders & Members Of AudioSlang

We are already approving spots, so if you want to reserve your spot its the right time to do it now!

LIVE Global Broadcast supported by SHOUTcast Radio

RSVP @ MP Global: for more information just call or message MP Global

All rights reserved, all indications without engagement, subject to modification

Beat Switch by Art Cortex at The Gates Hotel South Beach 3/10/20

Beat Switch by Art Cortex at The Gates Hotel South Beach
Thursday, 03/19/2020 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
The Gates Hotel South Beach
2360 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Kick off Miami Music Week with Beat Switch a DJ Activation powered by Art Cortex on March 19th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Gates Hotel South Beach. Head to the hotel’s Plunge Deck and hear sounds by Pam Jones, mingle and gain industry knowledge from some of the city’s top DJs during our expert panel discussion including DJs Michelle Leshem, Nii Tei, Patrick Walsh and Eveava. All attendees will receive one-on-one DJ instruction and guidance by Art Cortex’s team of experts. Each attendee will be exposed to DJ equipment and will learn the ropes of DJing and music production from pioneers of our musically talented city. We’ve also got free goodies from Serato DJ, Redbull and Culture Crusaders while supplies last.

Those interested in attending must RSVP at RSVP@thedanaagency.com

11th Annual Blue Martini Golf Invitational Benefiting A Prom to Remember at Fort Lauderdale Country Club 3/23/20

11th Annual Blue Martini Golf Invitational Benefiting A Prom to Remember at Fort Lauderdale Country Club
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Country Club
415 Country club Circle,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317
RSVP / Register
Cost: $400 per person

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale will host its 11th annual Golf Invitational to benefit A Prom to Remember on Monday, March 23, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Fort Lauderdale Country Club, the oldest private country club in Broward County. A Prom to Remember is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the ultimate prom experience for teens who have been affected by cancer, at no-cost to their families.

Funds from this tournament will help to create this year’s prom on May 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. Over 200 teens will experience an unforgettable night with Miami Dolphin players, Miami Heat and Miami Hurricane cheerleaders/dancers along with local celebrities, DJs and more.

The tournament format consists of registration and lunch at 11 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start for a four-person scramble. A silent auction with luxury items awards ceremony and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. This will be the first charitable tournament to be held on Fort Lauderdale Country Club’s newly renovated North Course.

The North Course project, overseen by Kipp Schulties, principal architect of Kipp Schulties Golf Design (KSGD), underwent an extensive renovation including replacement of the greens and the provision of tees between 4,800 yards and 7,100 yards, making the course more enjoyable for both men and women of all abilities. The upgrades created an elevated level of excitement for members adding to the facility’s 18-Hole, Par 72 South Course which was built in 1926, remodeled twice and is often home to many corporate and non-profit events, annually.

In the Broward County area, which has numerous golf courses, Fort Lauderdale Country Club is a select private club that offers 36-holes of manicured championship golf in a forested park-like setting. Visually, the Club is truly a unique oasis as fairways are lined with stately native trees and colorful beds of flowers, as opposed to houses.

The Blue Martini Golf Invitational at Fort Lauderdale Country Club is also sponsored by Cheney Brothers, Daoud’s Fine Jewelry, WSVN and Ultimate Software.

The golf fee to participate in the 11th Annual Blue Martini is $400 per person or $1,600 for a Corporate Sponsorship foursome which includes a tee or a green sign and company recognition. Fees includes lunch, greens fees and golf cart, a golfer’s gift bag, day-of-event contests, on-course beverages and the awards dinner and ceremony. Golf club rentals are available for an additional fee. Registration is required by visiting http://bit.ly/APTRGolfTourney2020 or by calling 877-385-7766.

For additional sponsorship opportunities and more information, please email info@apromtoremember.org.

The 2020 Youth Fair 3/12/20 – 4/5/20

The 2020 Youth Fair
Sunday, 03/12/2020 – 04/05/2020 12:00 pm –
Fairgrounds
10901 SW 24 Street (Coral Way),
Miami, Florida 33165
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Cost: $14-$35

The Youth Fair is here for its 69th year of annual family-friendly fun with new and favorite attractions, rides, entertainment, savory eats, exhibits, animals and more. The Youth Fair is ranked as one of the largest fairs in Florida and one of the top 34 largest fairs and expositions throughout North America. It attracts nearly 600,000 guests of all ages every spring. The event is a fun family experience packed with adrenaline-pumping rides, fun games, mouth-watering food, live outdoor concerts, sensational shows, livestock/agricultural competitions and nearly 60,000 local artistic, academic and agricultural student exhibits. The Youth Fair will be open for 21 days starting March 12.

Lips’ “Night of Stars” is the Official SMART Ride Kick-Off Fundraiser 3/5/20

Lips’ “Night of Stars” is the Official SMART Ride Kick-Off Fundraiser
Thursday, 03/05/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334
RSVP / Register
Cost: $50- $75

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will once again present “A Night of Stars,” as the official kick-off fundraiser for the annual SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride 2020), a 165 Mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West planned for this November.

Five celebrity guest servers will be dishing out great food and fun alongside Lips’ very own cast of characters as SMART Ride supporters are dazzled by divas. Chosen for their commitment to the annual bicycling event, Austin Bergman, Rene Cantu, Jeff Honour, Robert Moelius and Carol Moran will camp it up table by table to earn extra tips for the cause.

Lips will present it popular divas impersonator show with witty mistress of ceremonies Nicolette, who regularly hosts every Thursday and Friday nights plus Sunday brunches. Lips leading ladies will entertain as Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Rihanna and Pink with a special guest appearance by Michael Dean as Cher.

Reservations are required for Lips’ “A Night of Stars” to benefit SMART Ride. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes a three-course dinner with soft drinks, gratuity and the show cover charge. A $75 VIP level enjoys the same, plus premium seating and one complimentary drink.

To reserve your seats for Lips’ “A Night of Stars” in support of SMART Ride, please call SMART Ride at (866) 696-7701 or visit www.thesmartride.org/product.stars2019/.

Young at Art at Westfield Broward: Pop into Spring Art Workshop 3/3/20

Young at Art at Westfield Broward: Pop into Spring Art Workshop
Tuesday, 03/03/2020 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Westfield Broward
8000 W. Broward Blvd,
Plantation, Florida 33388
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Cost: Free

Bloom with creativity at Young at Art at Westfield Broward’s Pop into Spring art workshop! Guests will be able to design a spring inspired bracelets & standalone flowers using tissue paper, geometric shapes and gems. The workshops are open to children of all ages and caregivers are encouraged to join the class and participate. Materials are included. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP as space is limited.

Miami Center for Architecture & Design and Articruz Present: Space Situations: Dialects of Art in Collaboration with Architecture 3/5/20

Miami Center for Architecture & Design and Articruz Present: Space Situations: Dialects of Art in Collaboration with Architecture
Thursday, 03/05/2020 – 05/31/2020 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Miami Center for Architecture & Design
310 SE 1st Street 33131,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Free

Join the Miami Center for Architecture & Design and Articruz on March 5 for the opening of Space Situations: Dialects of Art in Collaboration with Architecture, an exhibit with focus on Carlos Cruez-Diez’ monumental work, Kennex Plaza, Panama.

Through this special exhibit, MCAD and Articruz will portray the work of artists, that through their creative speech, have collaborated with architects in creating one-of-a-kin monumental buildings and spaces.

The exhibit will be on display through May 31.

Words & Wine at Las Rosas ft. Permanent Hiatus & Enrique Cesar 3/25/20

Words & Wine at Las Rosas ft. Permanent Hiatus & Enrique Cesar
Wednesday, 03/25/2020 – 03/26/2020 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Las Rosas
2898 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: free

Wednesday March 25th Las Rosas Presents:

Words And Wine Open Mic
A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic

Open Mic List out at 9:00pm
21+ ONLY

Featuring special guests:
Enrique Cesar
Permanent Hiatus

Open Mic
Drum Circle and Open Jams (indoors only)
Live Music
Spoken Word
Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo
(The Chavarro Brothers)

9:00pm-2am
NO COVER – ARCADE GAMES – WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE – OUTDOOR AND INDOOR AREA – POOL TABLE – GREAT DRINK SPECIALS – AND A VERY SEXY VIBE

NO OUTSIDE DRINKS PLEASE!

Any questions please call Nikki Bravo 786 728 4748

Words & Wine Open Mic Ft. Hero Named Nerd & Eric G w/ 90 Proof 3/18/20

Words & Wine Open Mic Ft. Hero Named Nerd & Eric G w/ 90 Proof
Wednesday, 03/18/2020 – 03/19/2020 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Las Rosas
2898 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: free

Wednesday March 18th Las Rosas Presents:

Words And Wine Open Mic
A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic

Open Mic List out at 9:00pm
21+ ONLY

Featuring special guests:
Eric G with 90 Proof
Hero Named Nerd

Open Mic
Drum Circle and Open Jams (indoors only)
Live Music
Spoken Word
Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo
(The Chavarro Brothers)

9:00pm-2am
NO COVER – ARCADE GAMES – WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE – OUTDOOR AND INDOOR AREA – POOL TABLE – GREAT DRINK SPECIALS – AND A VERY SEXY VIBE

NO OUTSIDE DRINKS PLEASE!

Any questions please call Nikki Bravo 786 728 4748

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Ft. The Jacqueline Loor Band 3/11/20

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Ft. The Jacqueline Loor Band
Wednesday, 03/11/2020 – 03/12/2020 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Las Rosas
2898 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: free

Wednesday March 11th Las Rosas Presents:

Words And Wine Open Mic
A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic

Open Mic List out at 9:00pm
21+ ONLY

Featuring special guests:

Jacqueline Loor Music

Open Mic
Drum Circle and Open Jams (indoors only)
Live Music
Spoken Word
Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo
(The Chavarro Brothers)

9:00pm-2am
NO COVER – ARCADE GAMES – WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE – OUTDOOR AND INDOOR AREA – POOL TABLE – GREAT DRINK SPECIALS – AND A VERY SEXY VIBE

NO OUTSIDE DRINKS PLEASE!

Any questions please call Nikki Bravo 786 728 4748

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas ft. Stereo Joule & Alexa Lash 3/4/20

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas ft. Stereo Joule & Alexa Lash
Wednesday, 03/04/2020 – 03/05/2020 09:00 am – 02:00 am
Las Rosas
2898 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: free

Wednesday March 4th Las Rosas Presents:

Words And Wine Open Mic
A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic

Open Mic List out at 9:00pm
21+ ONLY

Featuring special guests:

Stereo Joule
Alexa Lash Music

Open Mic
Drum Circle and Open Jams (indoors only)
Live Music
Spoken Word
Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo
(The Chavarro Brothers)

9:00pm-2am
NO COVER – ARCADE GAMES – WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE – OUTDOOR AND INDOOR AREA – POOL TABLE – GREAT DRINK SPECIALS – AND A VERY SEXY VIBE

NO OUTSIDE DRINKS PLEASE!

Any questions please call Nikki Bravo 786 728 4748

ArtSea Saturdays Series – Spread Your Wings 3/14/20

ArtSea Saturdays Series – Spread Your Wings
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Trump International Beach Resort Miami
18001 Collins Ave.,
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160
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Cost: Free

In its second season, Trump International Beach Resort Miami’s ‘ArtSea’ series brings a fresh new lineup of free, interactive art, music and cultural offerings to Sunny Isles Beach. Along with its new partner the Arts & Business Council of Miami, the iconic South Florida resort welcomes guests, visitors and the public to mix and mingle with their toes in the sand during select Saturdays throughout the year.

Each event features unique art, music and cultural experiences, ranging from painting and photography to sculptures and hands-on art activations. At its new venue at Gili’s Beach Club, the series’ beachside setting is ideal for the whole family, offering something for the young and the young at heart. All ages will enjoy one-of-a-kind interactive art while taking in picture-perfect sunsets, accompanied by warm ocean breezes and underscored by beats from local favorite DJ Nuny Love. Beach games will keep the young ones entertained, while adults can have their own fun, cozying up by the fire pit in relaxed beachside lounge furniture and sipping on specialty cocktails in quintessentially winter-in-South-Florida-style.

Spread Your Wings
This fun happy hour with the arts will feature magnificent Florida photos by photographer Keith Spurlock. Photographer (and President & CEO of the Arts & Business Council of Miami), Laura Bruney, will also showcase her art during the event. Her landscapes are inspired by the contrasts and movement of light during sunrise and sunset on mountains, beaches, lakes and ponds.

Guests of ArtSea Saturdays are encouraged to connect with their creative side by taking their own beautiful beach photos during the event on their phone. Join the Art Table to share images and play with easy to use photo apps. Have a professional photo taken at the awe-inspiring Spread Your Wings art piece painted by Maria Patino. Between getting each shot for Instagram, guests can enjoy all the fun of the beachside party. DJ Nuny Love returns to add her musical stylings to the evening and Britto-inspired jewelry will be on display, presented by Orianne Collins gallery.

Admission and valet parking for all events are complimentary. Light bites and drink specials will be available. For more information please call 855-807-1933 or visit www.trumpmiami.com. 

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida 3/31/20

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Tuesday, 03/31/2020 – 06:00 pm –
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
2301 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: $100

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will host its 25th annual History Makers fundraiser on Tuesday, March 31, at 6 p.m., at the Superyacht Pavilion facility on the south grounds of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (2301 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale). This year’s honorees are The Denison Family (Broward Marine), Broward County yachting industry forerunners, who will receive a History Makers Pioneer Family Award and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), which will be honored with a Legacy Business Award for its 60 years of industry and service at the event that commends individuals and companies who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale. Previous History Maker honorees have included The Forman Family, “Alligator Ron” Bergeron, City Commissioner Steven Glassman, developer Dev Motwani, H. Wayne Huizenga, Chris Evert and Jimmy Evert, The Sun-Sentinel, Winterfest and Susan and Buddy Lochrie.

The Denison’s company, Broward Marine, and its workforce, were largely responsible for much of the marine industry that developed over the course of their 50 years of yacht construction that started on the south fork of the New River in Fort Lauderdale. In 1948, on their honeymoon, Frank and Gertrude Denison decided to buy a boat yard on the New River and shortly, thereafter, became the largest employer in Broward County, as well as the largest defense contractor in Florida. The contracts they secured for the construction of US Navy minesweepers during this time period led to the construction of large motor yachts. The Denison’s yachting business, launched in the early 1950s with the construction of the largest yacht built in the US, post WWII, the ALISA V, eventually led them to become most prolific large yacht builder in the world in 1993. The first of only two yacht builders in the US to have received this recognition.

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is the largest marine trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 111,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 142,000 jobs regionally in marine businesses promoting boating lifestyles from family cruising and fishing to yachts and the goods and services that sustain them, driving the economic output to $8.9 billion in Broward County and $12 billion regionally. Created in 1961, the nonprofit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members, their customers, communities and the environment. The Association has over 500 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Through the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, advocacy efforts, programs and services of MIASF have combined to raise the professionalism of the industry and awareness of its impact and contributions by the public, elected, and regulatory officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Members have fostered a reputation for the region to be known as the goods and service center of the world for the yachting and marine community.

This year’s event will also celebrate the city’s 109th birthday with cocktails, food stations and entertainment.

Tickets for this year’s 25th anniversary History Makers fundraiser are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2020 or via email at info@flhc.org. Tickets are limited.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

J A N E the exhibit 2/16/20

J A N E the exhibit
Sunday, 02/16/2020 – 10:30 am – 01:00 pm
HARRISART
4432 SW 74 Ave,
Miami, Florida 33155
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Cost: Free

Before becoming a fixture at the Bird Road Art District, artist Jane Harris had a studio at Art Center South Florida on Lincoln Road Miami Beach and was a part of Miami’s art scene for years. Jane was a beloved artist who cheered you up with her warm quirky personality and inspiring artwork, now a group of artists inspired by her, are sharing with the public works that have a connection to her in an exhibit aptly titled J A N E; each artist brings to the exhibit a piece that relates to either Jane Harris or to her work. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the life and work of a wonderful artist with one of the things she loved most: Art.

Exhibiting Artists:

Bill Amundson • Rosee Camafreita • Maruchi Carmona • Linda Faneuf • Jean Blackwell Font • Ignacio Font • Joan.Futscher- Jonzart • Hector Gonzalez • Antonio Gonzalez-Nuñez • Carol Gregoire • Liliana Leiro • Sandy Levy • Mano Nogueira • Maria Sonia Martin • Tony Mendoza • Ali X Miranda • Maria Patino • Ismael Gomez-Peralta • Evelyn Politzer • Miguel Rodez • Ana Maria Sarlat • Sharon Spaker • Macarena Zilveti •

Special thanks to @Kenton Harris.

The exhibit will be on view through Saturday, February 22.

Brunch & Collage Workshop
Sunday, February 16
10:30 – 11:30 am… Brunch
11:30 am – 1:00 pm … Collage Workshop

In conjunction with the exhibit Kenton Harris invites you to stop by on Sunday morning to enjoy a delicious complimentary brunch while you view the exhibit and then get a little creative and have some fun with a FREE Collage Workshop led by artist Maria Patino.

HARRISART | 4432 SW 74 Ave | Miami 33155 | 786.390.5713

#harrisart #janeharris #artexhibit #fineart #contemporaryart #birdroadartdistrict Kenton Harris

Passage to Memory 2/22/20

Passage to Memory
Saturday, 02/14/2020 – 02/22/2020 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Caballero Rivero Woodlawn South
11655 SW 117 Street,
Miami, Florida 33186
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Cost: Free

Extended through February 22… The exhibit Passage to Memory explores the complexity of memory and the subtleties that with time become the most important of memories as interpreted by sixteen artists. The exhibit references poetry, photographs, family vacations, even a conceptualized dresser “Abuela’s Dresser” with a drawer filled with small treasures befitting of all grandmothers. Collectively the exhibit transforms a funeral home into a celebration of life that connects us through the nuances of memories. The self-guided exhibit is open daily during regular business hours.

Exhibiting Artists:
Ali X Miranda • Antonio Gonzalez-Nuñez • Aurora Molina
Carlos A. Rancaño • Devin Caserta • Gene Page • Jacqueline Roch • Lourdes Fuller• Luisa Mesa • MANO-Artist • Marcy Grosso• Miguel Rodez • Robert McKnight • Rosee Camafreita • Tony Mendoza • Yovani Bauta

Venexodo Festival Venezolano y Recolección de Fondos 2/15/20

Venexodo Festival Venezolano y Recolección de Fondos
Saturday, 02/15/2020 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Koubek Centrer
2705 SW 3rd ST,
miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: donation

El equipo de Venexodo abre las puertas del Miami Dade College – Koubek Center para un encuentro multicultural que recaudará fondos junto a múltiples fundaciones locales para combatir la crisis humanitaria que afronta Venezuela. Venexodo Fest contará con música en vivo, exhibiciones de arte, fotografía, literatura, poesía y filmografía de artistas locales e internacionales.

No pierdas la oportunidad de asistir a éste festival a partir de las 5:00 p.m. y compartir con tus amigos y familiares en este esfuerzo colectivo por ayudar a Venezuela.

Para más información consulte a la página web https://venexodo.wixsite.com/2020 donde podrá conocer más acerca de nuestro equipo.

Registrarse aquí gratis: http://bit.ly/2RiDi8c.

Art of the Party Presented by Valentino 3/7/2020

Art of the Party Presented by Valentino
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 09:30 pm – 12:30 am
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: 150

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year, conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager, features unique experiences that showcase the world-class museum’s signature architecture and celebrates Miami.

Join us for a late night dance party under the stars on the waterfront promenade, enjoying cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, and decadent desserts.

Event proceeds help fund Pérez Art Museum Miami’s educational and outreach programs.

River Of Art Show at Venture Café Miami #ThursdayGathering featuring James Brutus 2/20/20

River Of Art Show at Venture Café Miami #ThursdayGathering featuring James Brutus
Thursday, February 20, 2020
4:00pm – 9:00pm
Venture Cafe Miami
1951 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
FREE
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Life Is Art is excited to announce that we have joined with the immensely popular Venture Cafe Miami to expand the audience for local art and artists. Third Thursdays, Life Is Art will host a River Of Art Show at the Venture Cafe Miami #ThursdayGathering.

  • Art Exhibition 4-9
  • Artist Talk 6:30
  • Free Entry
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wine & Beer
  • Tons of great networking and interesting breakout sessions to attend!

FEBRUARY FEATURED ARTIST: James Brutus
Born and raised in Miami, FL. James Brutus earned his BFA Degree at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan. There, his focus geared towards Illustration and Fine Art.

James’ body of work focuses primarily on painting and portraiture where his reputation of powerful figures balance between meticulous brush strokes, dynamic loose energy, and an explosion of tropical colors. These figurative pieces question the social notion of nature and beauty; thus the age-old human longing for perfection.

James’ current work draws from his parent’s proud heritage and cultural influences of the country, Haiti. Now, James’ adopt Moorish style elements from the city of Opa Locka, FL, which were drawn from mosaic tile pieces and architecture facades.
IG: @j_b_r_u_t_u_s
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Art of the Cocktail Series at The Confidante Miami Beach 2/13/20

Art of the Cocktail Series at The Confidante Miami Beach
Thursday, 02/13/2020 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Confidante Miami Beach
4041 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost:

Join The Confidante and renowned Miami handwriting artist RENDA WRITER and to unveil our newest edition of the hotel’s rotating local art exhibit – a mix of large-scale murals and paintings. Mingle with the artist, take part in pop up art-inspired activations, libations, passed bites, live entertainment and surprise performers. Sip on Studio by Miraval Rosé plus Whitley Neill Gin cocktails that are inspired by RENDA WRITER and his work.

The evening takes place in the Bird and Bone Lobby Bar, located by the hotel’s entrance engulfed by warm and creative surroundings. It consists of:
* Live Body Painting by RENDA WRITER starting at 6pm, reception starts at 7pm
* Mix of Paintings, photography and murals in The Confidante Lobby as well as large-scale murals around the hotel by RENDA WRITER and up-and-coming local artists from the current group on display
* Complimentary rosé and cocktails inspired by the artists
* Passed Hors D’oeuvres
* Live Music
*Raffle of Pool and Beach Day including a poolside cabana at The Confidante

2020 Miss Cuba U.S. & Señorita Cuba 2/28/20

2020 Miss Cuba U.S. & Señorita Cuba
Friday, 02/28/2020 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Teatro de Bellas Artes
2173 Southwest 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: $25

2020 Miss Cuba U.S. & Senorita Cuba Pageant Final Gala
The second edition of Miss Cuba US will take place on Friday February 28, 2020 at Teatro de Bellas Artes. Contestants will compete in Opening Number, Swimwear, Creative Fashion Wear, and Evening Gown. The winners will have numerous of appearances throughout the year with charitable causes, photo shoots, fashion shows, and red carpet events and have the chance to advance to compete in a national and international level competitions.
La segunda edición de Miss Cuba US tendrá lugar el viernes 28 de Febrero de 2020 en el Teatro de Bellas Artes. Los concursantes competirán en número de apertura, traje de baño, moda creativa y traje de noche. Los ganadores tendrán numerosas apariciones a lo largo del año con causas benéficas, sesiones de fotos, desfiles de moda y eventos de alfombra roja y tendrán la oportunidad de avanzar para competir en competiciones de nivel nacional e internacional.
For more information you can visit the websites at www.misscubaus.com contact the director Fatima Coello at 305-753-1223 or via email at misscubaus@gmail.com
Para obtener más información, puede visitar los sitios web de www.misscubaus.com ponerse en contacto con la directora Fatima Coello al 305-753-1223 o por correo electrónico en misscubaus@gmail.com
Titleholders Traveling Royalties of 2019 / 2020 are welcome to attend in Sash and Crown.
Tickets sales, $25 in advance, $35 at the door.
Children under age 12, $10 in advance and at the door.

PAMM’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul 2/15/20

PAMM’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul
Saturday, 02/15/2020 – 02/16/2020 06:15 pm – 01:00 am
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

Save the date for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul, celebrating the fund for African American Art.

Benefactor Ticket Package
Become a Benefactor-level supporter and receive two tickets to the cocktail reception and seated dinner, access to the Reveal and private lounge seating at the Celebration including champagne.

Cocktails + Dinner | 6:15pm
Join us for a cocktail reception and seated dinner with a menu prepared by celebrity chef Amaris Jones. Includes access to Reveal and Celebration.

Reveal | 9pm
Enjoy a champagne toast and lively program as PAMM unveils the Ambassadors’ most recent art acquisition. Includes access to Celebration

Celebration | 9:30pm
The party continues with a live performance by “Best New Artist” Grammy-nominee Tank and the Bangas, DJ sets by Pam Jones, open galleries, cocktails and canapés, and dancing under the stars.

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “Divas Thru The Ages” 3/7/20

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “Divas Thru The Ages”
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: General admission tickets for “Divas Thru The Ages” are $25, VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) is celebrating female music legends and others from the past 100 years during their spring show, “Divas Thru The Ages.” Attendees will enjoy timeless hits that will live on forever from favorites like Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and Tina Turner.

This musical journey will feature hits from Diana Ross, Gloria Gaynor, Idina Menzel, Bette Midler and the Andrew Sisters. Recognizable songs will include “New York, New York” by Liza Minnelli, “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle, a medley of “Man That Got Away” and “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland plus more!

General admission tickets for “Divas Thru The Ages” are $25, VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee and are available online at http://ftlgmc.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling (954) 832-0060.

Workshop: How to Get Your Nonfiction Book Published with Ada Calhoun 2/5/20

Workshop: How to Get Your Nonfiction Book Published with Ada Calhoun
Wednesday, 02/05/2020 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd ST, Miami, FL 33135,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: 0.00

Have a memoir you’re dying to sell? Wondering how the publishing industry works? Eager to see if you’re properly communicating your book idea? In this intensive two-hour workshop, prolific author Ada Calhoun will teach participants how to craft a nonfiction book proposal that gives them the best possible shot with agents and editors. Class members will present their book ideas to one another for critique. They will also participate in writing exercises that will help them craft appealing overviews, appropriate lists of comparison titles, and compelling cover letters. If you already have a proposal draft, bring it along! If you’re just starting to think about getting your work out into the world, that’s fine too! By the end of the class, you will have a rough draft of a book proposal and a game plan for publication. Bring a laptop or a notebook!

For tickets and details: http://bit.ly/2v2LNeP.

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Featuring Despirotta 2/26/20

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Featuring Despirotta
Wednesday, 02/26/2020 – 02/27/2020 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Las Rosas
2898 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: free

Wednesday February 26th Las Rosas Presents:

Words And Wine Open Mic
A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic

Open Mic List out at 9:00pm
21+ ONLY

Featuring special guests:
Despirotta

Open Mic
Drum Circle and Open Jams (indoors only)
Live Music
Spoken Word
Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo
(The Chavarro Brothers)

9:00pm-2am
NO COVER – ARCADE GAMES – WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE – OUTDOOR AND INDOOR AREA – POOL TABLE – GREAT DRINK SPECIALS – AND A VERY SEXY VIBE

NO OUTSIDE DRINKS PLEASE!

Any questions please call Nikki Bravo 786 728 4748

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Ft. The Collective Bus 2/19/20

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Ft. The Collective Bus
Wednesday, 02/19/2020 – 02/20/2020 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Las Rosas
2898 NW 7th avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: free

Wednesday February 19th Las Rosas Presents:

Words And Wine Open Mic
A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic

Open Mic List out at 9:00pm
21+ ONLY

Featuring special guests:
The Collective Bus

Open Mic
Drum Circle and Open Jams (indoors only)
Live Music
Spoken Word
Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo
(The Chavarro Brothers)

9:00pm-2am
NO COVER – ARCADE GAMES – WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE – OUTDOOR AND INDOOR AREA – POOL TABLE – GREAT DRINK SPECIALS – AND A VERY SEXY VIBE

NO OUTSIDE DRINKS PLEASE!

Any questions please call Nikki Bravo 786 728 4748

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Featuring PEEP 2/12/20

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Featuring PEEP
Wednesday, 02/12/2020 – 02/13/2020 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Las Rosas
2898 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: free

Wednesday February 12th Las Rosas Presents:

Words And Wine Open Mic
A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic

Open Mic List out at 9:00pm
21+ ONLY

Featuring special guests:
PEEP

Open Mic
Drum Circle and Open Jams (indoors only)
Live Music
Spoken Word
Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo
(The Chavarro Brothers)

9:00pm-2am
NO COVER – ARCADE GAMES – WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE – OUTDOOR AND INDOOR AREA – POOL TABLE – GREAT DRINK SPECIALS – AND A VERY SEXY VIBE

NO OUTSIDE DRINKS PLEASE!

Any questions please call Nikki Bravo 786 728 4748

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Ft. Taylor Davis & Omar Roque 2/5/20

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Ft. Taylor Davis & Omar Roque
Wednesday, 02/05/2020 – 02/06/2020 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Las Rosas
2898 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: free

Wednesday February 5th Las Rosas Presents:

Words And Wine Open Mic
A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic

Open Mic List out at 9:00pm
21+ ONLY

Featuring special guests:
Taylor Davis Sound
Omar Roque

Open Mic
Drum Circle and Open Jams (indoors only)
Live Music
Spoken Word
Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo
(The Chavarro Brothers)

9:00pm-2am
NO COVER – ARCADE GAMES – WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE – OUTDOOR AND INDOOR AREA – POOL TABLE – GREAT DRINK SPECIALS – AND A VERY SEXY VIBE

NO OUTSIDE DRINKS PLEASE!

Any questions please call Nikki Bravo 786 728 4748

The Adventures Of Bibi & Friends Celebrating 20 Years of Comic Book History 1/23/20

The Adventures Of Bibi & Friends Celebrating 20 Years of Comic Book History
Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 7-11 pm
Sagamore Hotel
1671 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida

Brigitte “Bibi” Andrade and “The Adventures of Bibi & Friends,” the iconic Comic Book Series, will celebrate its 20 Year Anniversary with an exclusive event for Bibi & Her Friends.

“The Adventures of Bibi & Friends” Comic Book Series “Where Bibi Goes, The World Follows”, will celebrate the comic book’s platinum 20th Anniversary. We will also preview our newest book featuring the life story of Overtown, Miami native, The Legendary SoulMan™ Sam Moore of the Grammy winning duo Sam & Dave.

The Adventures of Bibi & Friends Comic Book, which is produced & published by Brigitte Andrade and illustrated by Rodney Jackson of Rocko Rocket fame, has turned out to be a living history of Miami Beach, from its renaissance in the 1990’s through today and Brigitte has documented this Miami Beach history with her comic books. The books contain over hundreds of comic illustrations featuring those who built, work and play in Miami Beach, as well as celebrities such as Harrison Ford (Bibi’s first friend), Gloria & Emilio Estefan, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and other entertainers & pioneers from past decades. Bibi the character is our colorful 305 and now 786 area code historian, of the rise and fall of cultural centers, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, Miami Beach citizens, careers and the lives and deaths of some of our favorite personalities. B-roll will be filmed during the event, should the media need background B-roll for Miami Beach stories during Superbowl LIV week. Brigitte Andrade, Publisher, PR Guru, Artist, Writer and Fashionista, graduated from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She launched her professional career as an agent and Managing Director of Beauty Bookings, an agency representing the best of Makeup, Hair and Photography in New York. She later branched out on her own with “Brigitte, Inc.” managing many international and local artists, specifically focused on beauty, photography and art.

Brigitte arrived on the shores of Miami Beach in 1993. In 1999, she created The Adventures of  Bibi & Friends Comic Book, which has been synonymous with everything cool in Miami Beach. The comic book has included some of the great international events including World Cup Soccer, the US Open, the Olympics as well as the annual Art Basel. Brigitte has been awarded countless awards for her colorful creative work including a Key to The City of Miami Beach in 2006, November 14, 2012 was proclaimed “The Adventures of Bibi & Friends Day” by The City of Miami Beach and in 2019, Brigitte received The Champion Medallion from The City of Miami Beach.

PechaKucha Night Miami 1/30/20

PechaKucha Night Miami
Thursday, 01/30/2020 – 01/30/2020 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Miami Light Project Inc
404 Northwest 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: General Admission: USD 15.0

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform used by millions in more than 1,300 cities since its start in Tokyo in 2003. Speakers using PechaKucha’s 20×20 presentation format share their stories with the help of 20 slides which auto advance every 20 seconds to guide their way, all in under 7 minutes each. Eleven presenters will interpret how LIGHT shapes their world. Deborah Magdalena, director and founder, Spoken Soul Festival, will emcee the evening.

Vera de Chalambert – Theologian, writer, spiritual philosopher
Chozen Edwards and Nigel Lewis – Students, The Seed School of Miami
Morgan Field – Intuitive life coach, TEDx speaker, author
Yehuda Goldfiner – Instructor and speaker, The Kabbalah Center of Miami
Jeff Peterson – MD/PhD candidate, University of Miami, Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering researcher
Juan Jose Reyes – MD, Founder, Mindstay and Miami Street Photography Festival
Marge Schiller – PhD, Appreciate Inquiry explorer, professor
Under Score (Berwick Augustin) – Writer, spoken word artist, assistant school principal
Jose Antonio Serrano – visual artist, macrophotography, virtual reality
Alison Thompson – Humanitarian volunteer

Swarm Creative Director Spearheads New Art Movement During Art Walk 1/11/20

Swarm Creative Director Spearheads New Art Movement During Art Walk
Saturday, 01/11/2020 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 am
The Wynwood Marketplace
2250 Northwest 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost:

SWARM, the leading Miami-based event agency known for shaping South Florida’s cultural landscape through its proprietary events including everything from culinary to craft beer, is bringing the “ART” back into Wynwood Art Walk. On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Creative Director, Victor Bernadez, also known as (AKA) GOSA, is partnering with EFFEN Vodka to bring back the “Different by Design” hosted at The Wynwood Marketplace every second Saturday of the month starting with live painting at 5pm. Wynwood Art Walk starts at 12:00 p.m. and goes until 3:00 a.m.

SWARM, initially known by its initiation of the Wynwood Art Walk Block party, has taken a new approach to the arts district’s monthly event by having its own Creative Director, Victor Bernadez at the forefront of its new project – putting the ART back in The Wynwood Art Walk Block Party. With a unique talent that has been scouted and appreciated by both national and international fans, recently scouted fans as far as Belgium, Bernardez looks to bring fresh excitement and innovation back into the Wynwood art scene. The melting pot of creativity, with a reach unparalleled.

“As an artist I found myself wondering what happened to the art at ART Walk. With so much talent surrounding each day right outside our front door, I wanted to take on this project and partner with one of our top brands to highlight what our community has to offer. In Wynwood, every street displays different and ever-changing art. It’s my mission to make to create a space with a prestigious name where artists will want to be featured. I want to mentor each one into believing their work could be displayed in those bright lights.” says Victor Bernardez, Creative Director of SWARM.

EFFEN Vodka is the monthly sponsor of “Different by Design” which is set to feature specially curated artists that differ month-to-month over the course of the upcoming 12 months. These artist’s will be hand-picked by GOSA monthly from the vast selection within the community to reignite the fuel that once lit the Wynwood area and will allow for the rebirth of the arts district’s reputation. The “Different by Design” showcase featuring artists live painting will be located at The Wynwood Marketplace, will include events such as: Drink & Draw – where attendees can buy a drink and tap into their inner Picasso with a postcard copy of the artists’ live painting to be filled by one’s own imagination. With a 4×6 easel ready to set the tone for a showstopper, bystanders will experience the thrill of watching each artist paint live. The monthly event also includes an additional artist pavilion with multiple artists simultaneously painting live, presenting the perfect photo op for any Wynwood Art Walk attendee.

After years of establishing a name for itself, Wynwood has attracted quite the musical talent to perform at its various lounges, bars and nightclubs. Setting a new tone, thedeck hosts live bands, global performers and now will be featuring curated artists every 2nd Saturday of the month for Wynwood Art Walk Block Party to paint live. Starting at 12:00pm Wynwood goers can expect to see local up and comers show live previews of their raw talent, enjoy some Instagram-approved eats, and an ambiance the whole family can enjoy. For more information on the artist lineup, events and more follow SWARM and contact us at info@swarminc.com

Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon 1/25/20 – 2/1/20

Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon
Saturday, 01/25/2020 – 02/01/2020 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Bayfront Park Miami
301 N. Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: FREE

Ready to #LIVEITMIAMI for Super Bowl week? Take your friends and family to Super Bowl LIVE at Bayfront Park! A week-long fan fest free of cost to guests of all ages. The festival will have a Huddle Down Community Stage, Road to the 11th, Tailgate Town featuring a Culinary stage, water shows, an environmental village, evening parades, fireworks and so much more.

The Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon performance lineups by stages are as follows:
*ALL TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Huddle Down Community Stage
• Saturday, January 25th –
o 11:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. Sound Factory
o 12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Mariachi Homestead Miami
o 1:30 P.M. – 2:15 P.M. JECC Bootcamp Jazz
o 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Python Challenge Award Ceremony
o 4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. IFE ILE
o 4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Brian Collins
o 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Mojo Ike & Val Woods Experience
o 8:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. High Tolerance
• Sunday, January 26th –
o 11:00 P.M. – 11:30 A.M. Simone’s Just Dance
o 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. Beacon Hill Miami Gardens Drumline
o 1:00 P.M. – 1:20 P.M. Bamachol Group 1
o 1:30 P.M. – 1:50 P.M. Bamachol Group 2
o 2:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Little Dreamers
o 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. IKO IKO
o 4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Guerra Grooves
o 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. La Vie
o 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Jimmy Stowe & The Stowaways
• Monday, January 27th –
o 5:00 P.M. – -6:30 P.M. Oriente
o 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. George Tandy w/ Jam Band
• Tuesday, January 28th –
o 5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Stereo Mix
o 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Melton Mustafa
• Wednesday, January 29th CLOSED
• Thursday, January 30th –
o 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Cortadito
o 6:30 P.M. – 7:45 P.M. High Tolerance
o 8:45 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Samantha Russell Band
• Friday, January 31st –
o 1:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. Papaloko Drum Society
o 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Wildfire Band
o 3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Jesse Jones Jr.
o 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Stef Silva
o 8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Innasense
o 9:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. Dream on Band
• Saturday, February 1st –
o 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida
o 12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. New Century Dance Company
o 1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Curbstone
o 3:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Gaucho “Los Latigos Santiguanos”
o 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Luis Bofill
o 6:00 P.M. – 7 P.M. Spam Allstars
o 8:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. Suenalo
o 9:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. Carlos Oliva & Los Sobrinos del Juez
Amphitheater Stage
• Friday, January 31st –
o 8:00 P.M.
 Opening Act- J Perry
 Headliner: Walshy’s Fire Miami Orchestra featuring Nu Deco Ensemble
• Saturday, February 1st –
o 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
 AFC/NFC Team Pep Rallies
o 8:00 P.M.
 Opening Act: Domino Saints
 Headliner: Fitz & the Tantrums
The Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon hours of operations are as follows:
• Saturday, January 25th – 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
• Sunday, January 26th – 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
• Monday, January 27th – 4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
• Tuesday, January 28th – 4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
• Wednesday, January 29th CLOSED
• Thursday, January 30th – 4:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
• Friday, January 31st – 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
• Saturday, February 1st – 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.

Coconut Grove Instagram Scavenger Hunt 1/11/20

Coconut Grove Instagram Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, 01/11/2020 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Lokal
3190 Commodore Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33133
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Make plans to join us in the Grove for an Instagram Scavenger Hunt! This family-friendly event will get you acquainted with our eclectic mix of merchants and boutiques as you make your way around Miami’s oldest neighborhood.

Purchase a beverage and register for the event at Lokal located at 3190 Commodore Plaza and begin to explore the Grove. We are collecting new or gently used hoodies and jackets to provide to children in need.

Complete the Instagram posts first and take home a Panama Jack Beach Cruiser! The Spillover is the finish line and will have drink specials and fun games for the kids!

A valid Instagram account is required in order to play!

(Picture references winner’s prize: Panama Jack Beach Cruiser Bicycle)

The Arts on Tour in Miami 1/13/20

The Arts on Tour in Miami
Monday, 01/13/2020 – 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd ST, Miami, FL 33135,
Miami, Florida 33135
RSVP / Register
Cost: 0.00

Join us in celebrating the City of Miami’s unique Cuban-American and Latinx culture with the BBC World Service radio show: “The Arts Hour on Tour.” Host Nikki Bedi takes the stage at The Koubek Centre, Miami Dade College, with a live audience, performances, stories of living at the heart of the Cuban Diaspora, and what exactly makes Miami’s arts scene so vibrant and unique. Featuring music performances from Afro-Cuban funk sensation Cimafunk, and “Princess of Son” singer Leslie Cartaya. Writer Vanessa Garcia will share details about her latest play “Amparo,” which gave theatres across Miami this year a taste of pre and post-Revolutionary Cuba. Renowned visual artist Sandra Ramos will describe her experiences in working between Miami and Havana, and stand-up comedian Milton Granadillo will have you laughing to close the evening.

In partnership with WLRN.

Admission is free and on a first-come-first-served basis. Must RSVP.

ArtSea Saturdays Series – February 2/15/20

ArtSea Saturdays Series – February
Saturday, 02/15/2020 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Trump International Beach Resort
18001 Collins Ave.,
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160
Website
Cost: Free

Returning for its second season in the New Year, Trump International Beach Resort Miami’s ‘ArtSea’ series will bring a fresh new lineup of free, interactive art, music and cultural offerings to Sunny Isles Beach. Along with its new partner, the Arts & Business Council of Miami, the iconic South Florida resort welcomes guests, visitors and the public to mix and mingle with their toes in the sand during select Saturdays in 2020.

Each event will feature unique art, music and cultural experiences, ranging from painting and photography to sculptures and hands-on art activations. Moving to its new venue at Gili’s Beach Club, the series’ beachside setting will be ideal for the whole family, offering something for the young and the young at heart. All ages will enjoy one-of-a-kind interactive art while taking in picture-perfect sunsets, accompanied by warm ocean breezes and underscored by beats from local favorite DJ Nuny Love. Beach games will keep the young ones entertained, while adults can have their own fun, cozying up by the fire pit in relaxed beachside lounge furniture and sipping on specialty cocktails in quintessentially winter-in-South Florida-style.

Saturday, February 15 – Heart Art
Attendees are invited to ‘share the love’ at this fun happy hour with an artsy twist. The featured artist will paint a heart-themed piece, and participants will be able to create their own heart masterpieces based on the artist’s work. A selfie station with a five-foot inflatable heart and heart props will provide Instagram-ready photos. An exhibit featuring the artist’s work will also be on display.

Admission and valet parking for all events are complimentary. Lite bites and drink specials will be available. For more information please call 855-807-1933 or visit www.trumpmiami.com.

Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” on Saturday 2/8/20

Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day”
Saturday, 02/08/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tri-Rail’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station
500 Gulf Stream Way,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy free family fun at Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” featuring arts and crafts, interactive games, cookie decorating, face painting, live entertainment, costume characters, food trucks and more.

As part of the festivities, 13 rising stars will show off their singing talents as they compete in “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent.” The first-place winner will receive $500, a one-year contract inclusive of a photo shoot with composite cards courtesy of Posche Models & Talent and professional studio and music video recording sessions with MikeSoperMusic and Newborn Studios.

Event goers are encouraged to ride the train to the event. Round-trip fares are only $5 and free for kids 12 and under. The first 200 riders to visit the Tri-Rail booth and present a valid Tri-Rail ticket dated February 8, 2020 will receive a free gift!

The Book Project Speaking Volumes 1/18/20

The Book Project Speaking Volumes
Saturday, 01/18/2020 – 01/18/2020 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Art Gallery 21
600 NE 21 Court,
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Website
Cost: Free

Invitational Exhibition of Art Inspired By The Idea of Books | Curated by 6 Hands Collaborative | Art inspired by books. Book art. Deconstructed books. New art made with old books. Books as sculpture. Handmade books.

Exhibit Opening & Reception – Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7 PM | Refreshments, Music & Art, always a winning combination!

Gallery Hours through February 8: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12-8 PM | Free to the Public

Presented in partnership with the City of Wilton Manors and Broward Cultural Division.

Jazz In The Gardens 3/14/20, 3/15/20

Jazz In The Gardens
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 03/15/2020 03:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost: $89-$168

With a vibe so chill and a lineup this explosive, it’s no wonder the 15th annual Jazz In The Gardens, March 14 & 15, is the hottest ticket in America! It’s a celebration of soulful music with legends like Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, The Roots and Kirk Franklin sharing the stage with new and talented favorites like H.E.R – with more amazing artists still to be announced! This two-day festival is undoubtedly a “must attend” event in Spring 2020 with all roads leading to South Florida, so be sure to get your tickets now! With various ticket options, every jazz and R&B lover is bound to find the perfect seat for their ideal experience. This lineup is set to blaze the Jazz in the Gardens stage so don’t miss it!

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Presents Fourth Annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” Friend-raiser at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 1/6/20

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Presents Fourth Annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” Friend-raiser at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 01/06/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Buy Tickets
Cost: $75

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its fourth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” friend-raiser. This elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature an exhibit tour, live entertainment, light bites and a decadent dessert table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience both I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America, which is currently on display until June 30, 2020 and Happy! which runs until July 5, 2020 at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America examines the manifestation of Surrealism in Latin America. Drawn exclusively from NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s in-depth collection of Latin American art and promised gifts from the Stanley and Pearl Goodman collection, the exhibition features works by Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Wolfgang Paalen, Amelia Peláez, Rufino Tamayo, Joaquín Torres-García, Xul Solar and Remedios Varo, among others.

Organized by Museum Director and Chief Curator, Bonnie Clearwater, Happy! explores contemporary works that were produced with the aim to help the artist and/or viewers cope with personal trauma and daily frustrations Among the artists included in the exhibition are Mark Rothko, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Tracey Emin, Christina Forrer, Takashi Murakami, Ernesto Neto, Yoko Ono, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Andy Warhol, among others.

Doral Art & Sip 12/21/19

Doral Art & Sip
Saturday, 12/21/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
CityPlace Doral
8300 NW 36 ST,
Miami, Florida 33166
Website
Cost: Free

Come to our celebrity focused visual exhibition, highlighting popular and renowned individuals who love art, create art, and/or who have inspired art. Be part of our cultural series on the third Saturday of every month and watch live artist paint, buy your own personal unique piece of art for your home, enjoy our live musical performances, sip on delicious cocktails at our Toast Vodka pop up bar, and even take pictures with our exotic car exhibition. Don’t miss out on this amazing cultural art experience from 6PM to 9PM.

Featured Artist: David Banegas, Miriam Wimmer Stranberg, Alex Pineco, Alain Georges, Keyani Watkins and more!

Beats by DJ Mezmriz

Hosted by ReEnvision Art Gallery

Second Annual Miracle Mile Live Brings Live Music Every Friday 1/3/20, – 6/26/20

Second Annual Miracle Mile Live Brings Live Music Every Friday
Friday, 01/03/2020 – 06/26/2020 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Miracle Mile
Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Miracle Mile Live brings live music to each block of Miracle Mile every Friday night from local performers playing a variety of instruments, including the violin, guitar and trumpet.

Patrons of Downtown Coral Gables can enjoy ambient music while walking down Miracle Mile, as well as a varied selection of dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Ring in the New Year at Blue Martini for an Unforgettable Night 12/31/19

Ring in the New Year at Blue Martini for an Unforgettable Night
Tuesday, 12/31/2019 – 01/01/2020 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Buy Tickets
Cost: $60

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale at The Galleria is the perfect place to celebrate the New Year. The NYE 2020 Celebration at Blue Martini will include an open premium bar which will be available from 8 to 10 p.m., with a food menu available upon request. Live entertainment by Elementz and a DJ will continue until 2 a.m. Attendees will share a toast to the beginning of a new decade with complimentary champagne at midnight.

General Admission tickets are available for $60 until December 31 at www.bluemartiniftlnye.com. Tickets at the door will be sold for $75, $50 after 10 p.m. and $20 after midnight. Table packages for the patio, stage, VIP bar area and VIP room will include admission for 4 guests, an open premium bar and one bottle depending on the seating area.

Table reservations are required and can be made by reaching Kelly Kayce at kellyk@bluemartini.com or calling 954-882-8017. Limited seating is available.

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Ft. Luis Alberto 1/29/20

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Ft. Luis Alberto
Wednesday, 01/29/2020 – 01/30/2020 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Las Rosas
2898 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: free

Wednesday January 29th Las Rosas Presents:

Words And Wine Open Mic
A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic

Open Mic List out at 9:00pm
21+ ONLY

Featuring special guests:
Luis Alberto Grisolia

Open Mic
Drum Circle and Open Jams (indoors only)
Live Music
Spoken Word
Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo
(The Chavarro Brothers)

9:00pm-2am
NO COVER – ARCADE GAMES – WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE – OUTDOOR AND INDOOR AREA – POOL TABLE – GREAT DRINK SPECIALS – AND A VERY SEXY VIBE

NO OUTSIDE DRINKS PLEASE!

Any questions please call Nikki Bravo 786 728 4748