South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Chamber Music Series 5/27/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Chamber Music Series
Friday, 05/27/2022-, 07:30 pm-
Center for Spiritual Living Fort Lauderdale
4849 N Dixie Hwy,
Oakland Park, Florida, 33334
Website
Cost: General admission tickets for each program are $30; a three concert package is $75 ($15 savings). Student tickets are $15 each.

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

South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) will launch its Summer Chamber Music Series on May 27 at the Center for Spiritual Living Fort Lauderdale. This series will offer music lovers a chance to enjoy the classics in a more personal, intimate atmosphere.

The Summer Program I will feature Huifang Chen (violin), Mei Mei Luo (violin), Roberto Henriquez (viola), Claudio Jaffe (cello) and Catherine Lan (piano) performing Beach’s Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 67 and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Amy Beach, a pioneering American composer, was first successful American female composer of large-scale art music in America, and the most performed composer of her generation. SFSO’s musicians will perform her Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 67, a piece built on a theme drawn from Brahms’s piano quintet. The most widely performed of her chamber works, critics described the quintet as “truly modern” and “distinctly rhapsodic … in the fashion of our time, a work of poignant beauty, rich in exquisite melodies and lush harmonies.”

Upcoming Fort Lauderdale concerts include:

Summer Program II featuring Askar Salimdjanov (violin) and Tamila Salimdjanova (piano) performing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.1 in D major Op. 12 No.1, Strauss’ Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18, Frolov, Gershwin’s Concert Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess’ and Waxman’s Carmen Fantasie on Friday, June 24, at Center for Spiritual Living Fort Lauderdale

Summer Program III featuring Huifang Chen (violin), Felicia Besan (viola), Claudio Jaffe (cello) and Catherine Lan (piano) performing Gottsch’s Impromptu No. 3 for Cello and Piano, Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K478, and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47 on Friday, July 22, at Center for Spiritual Living Fort Lauderdale.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra, recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, recently concluded its 2021-22 season in spectacular style on April 27.

General admission tickets for each program are $30; a three concert package is $75 ($15 savings). Student tickets are $15 each. Tickets are available to purchase by calling (954) 522-8445 or by visiting https://southfloridasymphony.org/summer-with-the-symphony.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Chamber Music Series 5/26/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Chamber Music Series
Thursday, 05/26/2022-, 07:30 pm-
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Blvd.,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: General admission tickets for each program are $30; a three concert package is $75 ($15 savings). Student tickets are $15 each.

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

South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) will launch its Summer Chamber Music Series on May 26 at Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ in Miami. This series will offer music lovers a chance to enjoy the classics in a more personal, intimate atmosphere.

The Summer Program I will feature Huifang Chen (violin), Mei Mei Luo (violin), Roberto Henriquez (viola), Claudio Jaffe (cello) and Catherine Lan (piano) performing Beach’s Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 67 and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Amy Beach, a pioneering American composer, was first successful American female composer of large-scale art music in America, and the most performed composer of her generation. SFSO’s musicians will perform her Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 67, a piece built on a theme drawn from Brahms’s piano quintet. The most widely performed of her chamber works, critics described the quintet as “truly modern” and “distinctly rhapsodic … in the fashion of our time, a work of poignant beauty, rich in exquisite melodies and lush harmonies.”

Upcoming Miami concerts include:

Summer Program II featuring Askar Salimdjanov (violin) and Tamila Salimdjanova (piano) performing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.1 in D major Op. 12 No.1, Strauss’ Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18, Frolov, Gershwin’s Concert Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess’ and Waxman’s Carmen Fantasie on Saturday, June 25, at Temple Israel of Greater Miami (37 NE 19th Street).

Summer Program III featuring Huifang Chen (violin), Felicia Besan (viola), Claudio Jaffe (cello) and Catherine Lan (piano) performing Gottsch’s Impromptu No. 3 for Cello and Piano, Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K478, and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47 on Thursday, July 21 at Temple Israel of Greater Miami.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra, recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, recently concluded its 2021-22 season in spectacular style on April 27.

General admission tickets for each program are $30; a three concert package is $75 ($15 savings). Student tickets are $15 each. Tickets are available to purchase by calling (954) 522-8445 or by visiting https://southfloridasymphony.org/summer-with-the-symphony.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” Free Exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale

The eyelashes, nails and wigs are on as History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers,” in honor of PRIDE Month (June 2022). This exciting and interactive free experience at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will pay tribute to the drag community who tirelessly entertain and support philanthropic endeavors.

It will be a night to remember as six drag pioneers are celebrated – South Florida’s own Nikki Adams, Tiffany Arieagus, Cathy Craig, Daisy Deadpetals, Electra and Latrice Royale. These treasured performers are being recognized for their longevity, entrepreneurship, roles on local television and international fame. The exhibit will include past and present images, videos, costumes and artifacts that tell the story of their illustrious careers.

The entire drag community will also be celebrated and represented with a “Wall of Fame” sponsored by Lips Fort Lauderdale and designed by acclaimed designer Robert Tabor. This tribute space will showcase many amazing local performers who currently grace the stages in bars, nightclubs, casinos and theater productions.

“I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” is sponsored by Our Fund, HotSpots Media Group, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Hunter’s, OutClique, Stoli, Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Pop up and Shop up at The Lincoln Eatery 5/15/22

Pop up and Shop up at The Lincoln Eatery
Sunday, 05/15/2022-, 01:00 pm-05:00 pm
The Lincoln Eatery
723 Lincoln Ln N,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

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

The Lincoln Eatery continues its mission of supporting local small businesses as it brings back the Pop up & Shop up artisan market on May 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can shop from over 15 local small businesses and access The Lincoln Eatery’s curated selection of dining and drinking options, featuring authentic and homegrown culinary concepts. The modern food hall houses a curated selection of 13 unique dining and drinking options, including the Peruvian flare of Cilantro 27, vegan cuisine of Plant Theory and Asian street food of Ai Tallarin.

Pop up & Shop up market at The Lincoln Eatery features a unique shopping experience highlighting black-owned and female-owned small businesses, in addition to activities such as games and raffles, dominoes and beer pong. Additionally, the “Pop up & Shop up” storefront is located inside the eatery and offers 12 additional local small-owned brands to shop from, ranging from artisans to jewelry to candles. The shop elevates guests’ experience at The Lincoln Eatery and provides them with an outlet to shop and socialize at their leisure before or after dining at one of the culinary experiences.

Pop up & Shop up continues the Lincoln Eatery’s mission of bringing local artisans together, creating a sense of community in Miami Beach by highlighting minority-owned businesses and locally-made products. Past events have involved vendors with trendy products such as divine-smelling candles, hand-made bikinis, and dainty jewelry. Bring friends along to shop, graze, sip, or even just snap an Instagram-worthy photo while supporting local businesses and basking in the pink and green covered aesthetic atmosphere!

Located adjacent to Lincoln Road, South Beach’s famed pedestrian shopping, dining and people-watching street, The Lincoln Eatery offers a chic space to meet, mingle and hang out as guests support small-owned businesses.

This is a free event, open for everyone to eat, drink and shop local.

Pop up and Shop up at The Lincoln Eatery 5/15/22

Pop up and Shop up at The Lincoln Eatery
Sunday, 05/15/2022-, 01:00 pm-05:00 pm
The Lincoln Eatery
723 Lincoln Ln N,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

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

The Lincoln Eatery continues its mission of supporting local small businesses as it brings back the Pop up & Shop up artisan market on May 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can shop from over 15 local small businesses and access The Lincoln Eatery’s curated selection of dining and drinking options, featuring authentic and homegrown culinary concepts. The modern food hall houses a curated selection of 13 unique dining and drinking options, including the Peruvian flare of Cilantro 27, vegan cuisine of Plant Theory and Asian street food of Ai Tallarin.

Pop up & Shop up market at The Lincoln Eatery features a unique shopping experience highlighting black-owned and female-owned small businesses, in addition to activities such as games and raffles, dominoes and beer pong. Additionally, the “Pop up & Shop up” storefront is located inside the eatery and offers 12 additional local small-owned brands to shop from, ranging from artisans to jewelry to candles. The shop elevates guests’ experience at The Lincoln Eatery and provides them with an outlet to shop and socialize at their leisure before or after dining at one of the culinary experiences.

Pop up & Shop up continues the Lincoln Eatery’s mission of bringing local artisans together, creating a sense of community in Miami Beach by highlighting minority-owned businesses and locally-made products. Past events have involved vendors with trendy products such as divine-smelling candles, hand-made bikinis, and dainty jewelry. Bring friends along to shop, graze, sip, or even just snap an Instagram-worthy photo while supporting local businesses and basking in the pink and green covered aesthetic atmosphere!

Located adjacent to Lincoln Road, South Beach’s famed pedestrian shopping, dining and people-watching street, The Lincoln Eatery offers a chic space to meet, mingle and hang out as guests support small-owned businesses.

This is a free event, open for everyone to eat, drink and shop local.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 5/31/22

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 05/31/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308
Website
Cost: Tickets are $25 per person, which includes a complimentary drink

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

The eyelashes, nails and wigs are on as History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers,” in honor of PRIDE Month (June 2022). This exciting and interactive free experience at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will pay tribute to the drag community who tirelessly entertain and support philanthropic endeavors. Tickets are now on sale for the opening reception, which also serves as the official Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff event celebration, on Tuesday, May 31, from 6 – 8 p.m., at Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

It will be a night to remember as six drag pioneers are celebrated – South Florida’s own Nikki Adams, Tiffany Arieagus, Cathy Craig, Daisy Deadpetals, Electra and Latrice Royale. These treasured performers are being recognized for their longevity, entrepreneurship, roles on local television and international fame. The exhibit will include past and present images, videos, costumes and artifacts that tell the story of their illustrious careers.

The entire drag community will also be celebrated and represented with a “Wall of Fame” sponsored by Lips Fort Lauderdale and designed by acclaimed designer Robert Tabor. This tribute space will showcase many amazing local performers who currently grace the stages in bars, nightclubs, casinos and theater productions.

Memorable tribute performances will be done by Joanna James, Velvet Lenore and Erika Norell. Presentation hosts will be Shawn Palacious and Joe Posa as Joan Rivers with DJ Aulden Brown. Lips Fort Lauderdale, Stoli and Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar will provide light bites and libations.

“I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” is sponsored by Our Fund, HotSpots Media Group, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Hunter’s, OutClique, Stoli, Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

Tickets to the May 31 Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff and opening reception for History Fort Lauderdale’s “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” are $25 per person which includes one complimentary drink. Visit https://bit.ly/HFLIAmWhatIAm2022 for tickets.

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. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Island City Stage’s Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest 5/23/22

Island City Stage’s Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest
Monday, 05/23/2022-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10

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

Island City Stage invites the community to listen, laugh and vote for South Florida’s funniest during its Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest on May 23 in advance of PRIDE Month. The theatre company has sought out local comics to test their stand-up shtick in front of a live audience in the hopes of securing a spot to open-up for select shows during the run of the company’s upcoming production of “The Mystery of Irma Vep” by Charles Ludlam, a comedic horror satire. “The Mystery of Irma Vep” is part of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

The Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest will feature local comics Peter Bisuito, Brian Coronado, Michael Evans, Mai LG aka Mrs. Saigon, Seetharaman “Seetha” Radhakrishnan, Vee Shally, Chris Shepard and Sarah Kenny performing at Island City Stage. One winner, chosen by a panel of local celebrity judges including Rod Hagwood, Michelle Solomon and Scott Ryan, plus audience support, will receive a $100 gift card and an opening guest spot role for select performances of “The Mystery of Irma Vep” that runs June 9 – July 10. A nominal fee of $10 to attend the competition will be donated to Island City Stage.

Vampire attacks, werewolf sightings, and the resurrection of an Egyptian Princess all make an appearance in “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” a hilarious send-up of gothic romance and horror films in which two actors and lightning, fast costume changes are the stars of the show.

“The Mystery of Irma Vep” is sponsored by Our Fund, the SHS Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Council and Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture.
Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with “The Twentieth Century Way” by Tom Jacobson in October, followed by “Armature” by Andrew Kramer and “Suddenly Last Summer” by Tennessee Williams.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest tickets are available at https://bit.ly/ICSStandUPStandOUT2022.

For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 5/31/22

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 05/31/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets are $25 per person which includes one complimentary drink

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

The eyelashes, nails and wigs are on as History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers,” in honor of PRIDE Month (June 2022). This exciting and interactive free experience at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will pay tribute to the drag community who tirelessly entertain and support philanthropic endeavors. Tickets are now on sale for the opening reception, which also serves as the official Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff event celebration, on Tuesday, May 31, from 6 – 8 p.m., at Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

It will be a night to remember as six drag pioneers are celebrated – South Florida’s own Nikki Adams, Tiffany Arieagus, Cathy Craig, Daisy Deadpetals, Electra and Latrice Royale. These treasured performers are being recognized for their longevity, entrepreneurship, roles on local television and international fame. The exhibit will include past and present images, videos, costumes and artifacts that tell the story of their illustrious careers.

The entire drag community will also be celebrated and represented with a “Wall of Fame” sponsored by Lips Fort Lauderdale and designed by acclaimed designer Robert Tabor. This tribute space will showcase many amazing local performers who currently grace the stages in bars, nightclubs, casinos and theater productions.

Memorable tribute performances will be done by Joanna James, Velvet Lenore and Erika Norell. Presentation hosts will be Shawn Palacious and Joe Posa as Joan Rivers with DJ Aulden Brown. Lips Fort Lauderdale, Stoli and Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar will provide light bites and libations.

“I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” is sponsored by Our Fund, HotSpots Media Group, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Hunter’s, OutClique, Stoli, Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

Tickets to the May 31 Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff and opening reception for History Fort Lauderdale’s “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” are $25 per person which includes one complimentary drink. Visit https://bit.ly/HFLIAmWhatIAm2022 for tickets.

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. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Sunday by the Shore 5/15/22

Sunday by the Shore
Sunday, 05/15/2022-, 09:00 am-04:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

Sunday by the Shore, is the monthly community building event that encourages the public to spend the day at The LOOP to connect with their neighbors and make new friends. Guests are invited to bring a picnic blanket and lawn chair, or borrow one from The LOOP, and enjoy a rotation of live music, interactive experiences, a picnic brunch setting, Shop & Stroll market, oceanside yoga and a variety of lawn games including pickleball, checkers, tic-tac-toe, and more.
The schedule of activities in May includes:
• 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Oceanside Yoga
• 11 a.m. : Plein Air Painting Class with Djerlens (DJ) Chery
• 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Live Music

For more information and to pre-register for yoga and the painting class, visit https://theloopflb.com/events/sunday-by-the-shore/

The Gabriel South Beach Air and Sea Show Watch Party

The Gabriel South Beach Air and Sea Show Watch Party
Saturday, 05/28/2022, 12:00 pm – 05:30 pm
The Gabriel Miami South Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton
640 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 685-2000

The Gabriel South Beach, a boutique property on Ocean Drive in South Beach, will be hosting the Air and Sea Show Watch Party on May 28 from noon to 5:30 p.m. The Air and Sea Show is a national salute to America’s heroes, showcased through air and sea demonstrations from men and women from all five branches of the United States Military and first responder agencies. Guests will get to experience the best views of South Beach, including a glass-bottom pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, The Gabriel’s panoramic rooftop features an exclusive bar for the Watch Party with specially crafted beer, wine and cocktails and a DJ, providing the ultimate venue for the Air and Sea Show this Memorial Day weekend.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” Fundraiser at Bahia Mar 5/22/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” Fundraiser at Bahia Mar
Sunday, 05/22/2022-, 11:00 am-02:30 pm
Bahia Mar
801 Seabreeze Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: General tickets: $150 each and $1,200 for a table of eight. VIP tickets: $225 each and $1,800 for a table of eight.

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

Darlings…set out your Sunday finery and join South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) for a “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” fundraiser at Bahia Mar (801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) on May 22. From 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., enjoy music, a fashion show, exclusive shopping and bubbly on the waterfront with a special performance by Erika Norell as Holly Golightly who will rock the runway and open the show in drag-a-licious style.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. with shopping and a Mimosa bar followed by a noon lunch and the fashion show.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra, recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, recently concluded its 2021-22 season in spectacular style on April 27. Next up will be its Summer Series Chamber Music Concerts beginning May 26.

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” fundraiser is sponsored by Wonderland, Flora Ottimer, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Olivier Salon & Spa, Plumme & Petal, Provacativo Champagne, ShaMoon, Tops & Bottoms Men’s Boutique and Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming.

General tickets for are $150 each and $1,200 for a table of eight. VIP tickets are $225 each and $1,800 for a table of eight. The VIP experience includes front row seats on the runway, Champagne at the table, VIP gift and recognition as table sponsor (if table of 8 or 10 is purchased). Tickets are available to purchase by calling (954) 522-8445, by visiting https://bit.ly/SFSOBreakfastAtTiffanys2022 or by emailing info@southfloridasymphony.org.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” Fundraiser at Bahia Mar 5/22/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” Fundraiser at Bahia Mar
Sunday, 05/22/2022-, 11:00 am-02:30 pm
Bahia Mar
801 Seabreeze Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: General tickets: $150 each and $1,200 for a table of eight. VIP tickets: $225 each and $1,800 for a table of eight.

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

Darlings…set out your Sunday finery and join South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) for a “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” fundraiser at Bahia Mar (801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) on May 22. From 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., enjoy music, a fashion show, exclusive shopping and bubbly on the waterfront with a special performance by Erika Norell as Holly Golightly who will rock the runway and open the show in drag-a-licious style.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. with shopping and a Mimosa bar followed by a noon lunch and the fashion show.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra, recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, recently concluded its 2021-22 season in spectacular style on April 27. Next up will be its Summer Series Chamber Music Concerts beginning May 26.

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” fundraiser is sponsored by Wonderland, Flora Ottimer, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Olivier Salon & Spa, Plumme & Petal, Provacativo Champagne, ShaMoon, Tops & Bottoms Men’s Boutique and Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming.

General tickets for are $150 each and $1,200 for a table of eight. VIP tickets are $225 each and $1,800 for a table of eight. The VIP experience includes front row seats on the runway, Champagne at the table, VIP gift and recognition as table sponsor (if table of 8 or 10 is purchased). Tickets are available to purchase by calling (954) 522-8445, by visiting https://bit.ly/SFSOBreakfastAtTiffanys2022 or by emailing info@southfloridasymphony.org.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” Fundraiser at Bahia Mar 5/22/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” Fundraiser at Bahia Mar
Sunday, 05/22/2022-, 11:00 am-02:30 pm
Bahia Mar
801 Seabreeze Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: General tickets: $150 each and $1,200 for a table of eight. VIP tickets: $225 each and $1,800 for a table of eight.

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

Darlings…set out your Sunday finery and join South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) for a “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” fundraiser at Bahia Mar (801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) on May 22. From 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., enjoy music, a fashion show, exclusive shopping and bubbly on the waterfront with a special performance by Erika Norell as Holly Golightly who will rock the runway and open the show in drag-a-licious style.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. with shopping and a Mimosa bar followed by a noon lunch and the fashion show.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra, recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, recently concluded its 2021-22 season in spectacular style on April 27. Next up will be its Summer Series Chamber Music Concerts beginning May 26.

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s “Breakfast at Tiffany Brunch & Fashion Show” fundraiser is sponsored by Wonderland, Flora Ottimer, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Olivier Salon & Spa, Plumme & Petal, Provacativo Champagne, ShaMoon, Tops & Bottoms Men’s Boutique and Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming.

General tickets for are $150 each and $1,200 for a table of eight. VIP tickets are $225 each and $1,800 for a table of eight. The VIP experience includes front row seats on the runway, Champagne at the table, VIP gift and recognition as table sponsor (if table of 8 or 10 is purchased). Tickets are available to purchase by calling (954) 522-8445, by visiting https://bit.ly/SFSOBreakfastAtTiffanys2022 or by emailing info@southfloridasymphony.org.

He Said, She Said Trivia Night 5/17/22

He Said, She Said Trivia Night
Tuesday, 05/17/2022-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Tank Brewing Co
5100 NW 72nd Ave A-1,
Miami, Florida, 33166
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

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

Brittany Brave hosts this wild new monthly trivia experience where teams will battle it out for awesome prizes including free drinks, swag, and more!
Join us at The Tank Brewing Co on the third Tuesday every month at 8pm with your boo, squad, or whole office crew to see who knows the most about guys, gals, and everything in between.

Prizes awarded throughout the night + a sweet grand prize package including a bar tab and other goodies for the team with the most points at the end.

Make sure to sign up your team in advance to guarantee your spots! Teams will be divided into guys vs girls so squad up accordingly (select ticket quantity based on how many on your team)

Albizu University’s “Ask the Experts” Mental Health Webinar Series: The Rising Demand for Mental Health Professionals 5/11/22

Albizu University’s “Ask the Experts” Mental Health Webinar Series: The Rising Demand for Mental Health Professionals
Wednesday, 05/11/2022-05/11/2022, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
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The National Council for Mental Wellbeing reported that 77 percent of U.S. counties are experiencing a severe shortage of mental health providers. COVID has dramatically increased the problem. This translates into significant hiring opportunities in the mental health and psychology professions.
Thus, with a growing national need for mental health professionals at all levels, Albizu University is hosting a discussion panel entitled “The Rising Demand for Mental Health Professionals” on what job seekers should to know about considering and preparing for a career as a provider who can make a difference.
A four-member panel of Albizu University psychology professors and mental health professionals convenes for a one-hour webinar, free and open to the public, to delve into various types of career opportunities, how they may have changed since the COVID pandemic and what a typical day is like for a therapist or counselor.
The discussion also will explore the challenge of recruiting a diverse workforce able to address the dynamics of patients from various demographic segments.

The webinar will be livestreamed via Zoom and via Facebook Live on Albizu University’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlbizuMIA

American Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs Open House 6/2/22

American Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs Open House on June 2
Thursday, 06/02/2022-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America by Niche,
is pleased to announce that its summer programs, including Day Camp and Summer Institute, will be offered in-person or online during Summer 2022. The summer programs will run for nine weeks starting June 13 through August 12, 2022.

Summer Institute:
The American Heritage Summer Institute is a summer educational program that offers over 120 enrichment and reinforcement courses (3 week sessions or weekly seminars), specifically designed with student interest and engagement in mind, to students from PK3 through 12th grade. American Heritage Schools’ course offerings are often viewed as the gold standard in college-preparatory education and the Summer Institute continues that standard.

High school course offerings include advanced test prep, honors and AP level research work, as well as unique pre-professional programs for those interested in future careers in medicine, law, or business entrepreneurship.

The Summer Institute also offers a wide variety of enrichment and reinforcement programs for Middle School (grades 6-8) and Lower School (Pre-K 3 to 5th grade) students as well as one-on-one tutoring options for those looking to enhance their skills and build confidence as we head into the new school year.

The American Heritage Summer Institute features top-notch instructors, all of whom are degreed and certified professionals in their fields.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://online.ahschool.com/pages/summer-institute

Summer Camps:
American Heritage Schools’ summer camp programs are designed for children ages 3-14. In addition to Day Camp, specialty camps vary by campus, and include Robotics, Art, Science, Musical Theatre, Video Production and Sports camps. Each camper enjoys age-appropriate activities supervised by American Heritage Schools’ highly qualified staff.

Cabins for ages 3-5 are co-ed, while ages 6-13 have separate cabins for boys and girls. All cabins, which are classrooms during the school year, are air conditioned and campers take pride in decorating them to reflect the cabin’s theme.

To expand the number of recreational activities available to campers ages 8-13, age-appropriate field trips are scheduled. All field trips are supervised by Off-Campus Directors as well as an appropriate number of counselors. Prior to starting camp, campers will receive a schedule of activities.

American Heritage offers Free bus transportation from central locations throughout the tri-county area.

The summer camps are directed by state certified teachers and college or high school students who have been carefully screened by American Heritage Schools. Many of the counselors are students or alumni of the school or have been campers or Counselors In Training (CITs) for a number of years. They are well-trained in safety and camp policies.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://online.ahschool.com/pages/day-camp

For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://online.ahschool.com/ or please contact 1-888-490-7467 or e-mail Summeronlineinquiry@ahschool.com.

Ahead of the summer programs, American Heritage Schools’ will host virtual open houses on three different dates. The Summer Programs Open House dates are as follows:

· March 10, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/2916412386772/WN_aVHGUqusTXGgwxfiP4nvXA
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/8216412387270/WN_lIJ0GDNnTr6nyCiTjqGJsA

· April 28, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016412386119/WN_cotm0zxDSf66aEMIEFjdzA
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/8816412388225/WN_Fqism5dvQ422tYfkwddlIg

· June 2, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/9716412390549/WN_GONsqvDGRKSKGRCrqbPnjA
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/6116412391444/WN_iglZc5eMRlG2lgWXPYucqA

Summer Day Camp prices vary per program and start at $550.
Campers who register for Day Camp early before March 4 will receive a 10% discount.

Summer Institute 3-week courses start at $1100.00
Summer Institute weekly seminars start at $420.00

We Are United March 5/15/22

We Are United March
Sunday, 05/15/2022-, 03:00 pm-07:00 pm
Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Eventbrite
Cost: Free with registration

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

South Florida Organizations Partner in Unity
New Alliance Invites Public to Join the Movement

With an eye toward inspiring unity and cooperation across the public, MCCJ met with South Florida community leaders and organizations to form an alliance that will embody the belief that we’re better off united, regardless of race, color, religion, origin, and political affiliation. Yearning for the days when people had constructive conversations despite having differences and determined to bring those days back to vibrant life, this newly formed alliance has planned a march for May 15, 2022, at 3PM in Downtown Miami, and it is inviting the community to join in their efforts.

The main thrust of “We Are United” is to show that we are proud of and united in our differences and what makes us unique; that we wish to operate with compassion, care towards one another, and remain supportive of each other with respect and in celebration of these differences. It aims to tackle hate and divisiveness, by clearly demonstrating that people are better off united. Organizers plan to make this march an annual event. Over ten entities, including the Office of Mayor Danielle Levine Cava are encouraging additional organizations to join the alliance in hopes of repairing the currently frayed social fabric. “Sadly, we’re at the point where almost anything can turn into a topic of division, and it’s only getting worse,” states Matt Anderson, MCCJ executive director. “We profoundly believe every person has the right to live in dignity and enjoy respect, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or socioeconomic status. For that reason, we aspire to make Miami a model of intercultural understanding.”

On May 15th, MCCJ and this newly formed alliance will assemble at The Freedom Tower at 3:00PM. The march will officially begin at 3:45PM. People are expected to make it The Underline (right near Brickell station) by 4:40PM. At that point, there will be a performance by Guitars Over Guns followed by speeches from key figures. The event ends at 6PM.

WHEN:
Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 3PM

WHERE:
Meet at Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami at 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132. The march will end at The Underline at SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130

REGISTRATION:
The event is free, but people are asked to register via Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/38EtmAV

WE ARE UNITED PARTNERS:
American Jewish Committee, Books & Books, COSMOS, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Love the Everglades, MCCJ, Miami-Dade College, Miami Herald, Office of Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, The Underline, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, and YWCA.

ABOUT MCCJ:
MCCJ, Inc. was originally founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Branch of the National Conference of Christians & Jews. Later, 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 FRIENDS OF THE UNDERLINE:
Our mission is to deliver and activate a 120-acre, world-class linear park spanning 10-miles below Miami’s Metrorail that will transform regional mobility and celebrate diversity, culture, and lifelong learning. Through innovative urban trails and creative programming, we are connecting people to their environment and each other to create a safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable community. For more information visit theunderline.org and follow on social media @theunderlinemia.

Funding Arts Broward’s (FAB) “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” 4/25/22

Funding Arts Broward’s (FAB) “Black & White: A Night At The Museum”
Monday, 04/25/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $75

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

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its fifth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” special event on Monday, April 25, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature an exclusive exhibit tour, live entertainment by Dillard High School Center for the Arts students, light bites and a decadent dessert table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Lux et Veritas, a FAB-funded exhibit, at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on a private tour by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Lux et Veritas explores a transformative period in contemporary art by focusing on a generation of artists of color who attended Yale School of Art for graduate studies between 2000 and 2010. The exhibition’s title alludes to Yale University’s motto, “Lux et Veritas,” which translates from Latin to “Light and Truth.” In the context of this exhibition, the title references how these artists thought with critical complexity about their work and their movement through institutional structures. Featured artists include Mike Cloud, william cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Abigail DeVille, Torkwase Dyson, John Espinosa, Luis Gispert, Rashawn Griffin, Leslie Hewitt, Loren Holland, Titus Kaphar, Jamerry Kim, Eric N. Mack, Wardell Milan, Wangechi Mutu, Mamiko Otsubo, Ronny Qevedo, Mickalene Thomas, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Shoshanna Weinberger and Kehinde Wiley.

As with similar programs, Yale School of Art, in New Haven, Connecticut, had not been historically diverse, which spurred these art students to form affiliations across the departments of painting, graphic design, sculpture, photography and art history. They filled gaps in the school’s curriculum and counteracted the lack of diversity among the faculty by inviting artists, curators and writers of color as advisors and guest speakers, developing an interdisciplinary forum, publishing art journals, organizing exhibitions and documenting their experiences in video and photography. The relationships they formed at school evolved into communities that networked and provided essential support and feedback for one another, often passing on these efforts beyond graduate study. Their reevaluation of the Western art canon, and commitment to the method and practice of teaching has contributed to a greater recognition of artists of color, challenged stereotypes and enriched the overall shared spaces of learning and thinking about art and the art praxis.

Lux et Veritas provides a public forum in which to address the directions these artists took based on the explorations that began in graduate school and were instilled thereafter in their practice. The exhibition is curated by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator, NSU Art Museum. Mike Cloud (Yale, MFA 2003), william cordova (Yale, MFA 2004), Leslie Hewitt (Yale, MFA 2004) and Irene V. Small, associate professor, Contemporary Art & Criticism, Princeton University (Yale, Ph.D. 2008) are advisors on the exhibition. Oral histories with the artists who attended the School of Art provided significant insight into their experiences, relationships, and work.

Lux et Veritas is presented by S. Donald Sussman and sponsored by Funding Arts Broward.

Champagne and cocktails, culinary delights, and selections by DJ Israel Charles, arts and music program director at Dillard High School Center for the Arts, will add to this festive event. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite black and white cocktail attire.

This event is for FAB members, friends and public supporters of the arts. Tickets for “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” are $75 per person and are available at https://bit.ly/FABNightAtTheMuseum2022. For more information, please call (954) 353-7673 or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

YMCA South Florida’s Healthy Kids Day 4/30/22

YMCA South Florida’s Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, 04/30/2022-, 09:00 am-12:00 pm
L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center
1409 NW Sistrunk Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
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Cost: Free

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

In advance of the opening of the newest YMCA location in the historic Sistrunk community, YMCA of South Florida will host its free Healthy Kids Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 30 at the new L.A. Lee YMCA / Mizell Community Center, 1409 NW Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. All other YMCA South Florida locations in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties will also host Healthy Kids Day.

Free and open to the public, Healthy Kids Day celebrates with kids and families with healthy, fun activities including family yoga, Zumba, boot camp and a one-mile fun run; sports demonstrations; kids drum fitness; youth and teen athletic training demonstrations; and more. Families can also sign up for early bird savings on summer camp. Classes in Body pump, Sprint, Grit, RMP, Body attack and Body combat are planned but class schedules vary by location. Registration for class(es) is via the mobile app or visit the local YMCA for more information.

The new four-story, 65,000-sq.-ft. L.A. Lee YMCA / Mizell Community Center, set to open with a ribbon cutting on May 20, will offer facilities, programs and services the community said they wanted to have and will serve more than 55,000 people annually.

Sponsors of Healthy Kids Day are Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Miami Marlins, Nicholas Children’s Hospital and Publix Super Market Charities.

Learn How to Balance Life & Work at The South Florida Bloggers April Meetup 4/23/22

Learn How to Balance Life & Work at The South Florida Bloggers April Meetup
Saturday, 04/23/2022-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
THesis Hotel
1350 South Dixie Highway,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
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Cost: $10

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

THesis Hotel is excited to host the South Florida Bloggers April Meetup where content creators from all over the South Florida area can mix, mingle, and learn how to create a mindful work-life balance. The event is on Saturday, April 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Gather on the property’s gorgeous Ivy Terrace for drinks, delicious light bites, and a discussion led by Alejandra Chahwan Khale from Sugar Collections and Vanessa Rose Tilley on balancing the different areas of life, including self-care, family, work, and content creation.

A lucky guest will win a Chef’s Tasting for two at Mamey, helmed by 4x James Beard nominee and Food & Wine Best New Chef class of 2020, Chef Niven Patel. Tickets to this event are available for $10 on Eventbrite. Seating is limited, so be sure to secure your spot today!

About The Speakers

Alejandra Chahwan (@alechahwan)
My name is Alejandra Chahwan but you can call me the fashion floral designer. I’m venezuelan and syrian. I’m 34 years old. I’m a lawyer and I was a politician in Venezuela. Since I was a kid I used to create handmade accessories for women and during the political crisis in my country, I realized that I couldn’t have a future as a lawyer or politician. In consequence, I decided to open my own business. I started making headbands and turbans, then flower crowns. When I moved to Miami I wanted to grow my business so I became a floral designer and now I do decoration for any kind of events. I love to blog my lifestyle with my floral design and motivate people to work or discover their own passion as I discovered mine.

Vanessa Rose Tilley (@vanessarosetilley)
As a Brazilian native, Vanessa moved to Miami and started pursuing her dreams as a fashion and lifestyle blogger, along with being a local ‘it-girl’ – who has worked with luxury clients like BMW, Lancôme, Nordstrom, Victoria’s secrets, Sports Illustrated, Charlotte Tilbury, Ritz Carlton, Google, Redken… but most importantly; she is always supporting small designers and her local community. Vanessa was recently featured on the cover of inDoral Magazine, inWeston Magazine, Miami Shoot Magazine and invited to Radio Florida Brasil. Her energy matches her witty and fun Instagram captions- she is kind, sweet, clever, and always in the search for the perfect cappuccino.

About THesis Hotel
Located in the intersection of Coral Gables, South Miami, and Coconut Grove, THesis Hotel is a modern-day luxury hotel with chic furnishings and a laid-back atmosphere. The property is a destination for visitors to discover new experiences and create lifetime memories with ongoing events, such as weekly yoga classes on the Paseo and live music from Thursday to Sunday on the rooftop terrace.

Friendship Circle’s 13th Annual Walking 4 Friendship 5/1/22

Friendship Circle’s 13th Annual Walking 4 Friendship
Sunday, 05/01/2022-, 08:00 am-05:00 pm
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St Miami, FL 33155,
Miami, Florida, 33155
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Cost: Free

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

Friendship Circle in Miami will host its 13th Annual Walking 4 Friendship 3K to raise awareness for children and young adults with special needs. The nonprofit has “teamed up” with the University of Miami’s Athletic Department to bring the world-class educational and athletic institution’s “spirit” to its vibrant community event. Registration is free and a community carnival will follow the walk.

Art Means Business Speak Series with Peter Tunney 4/28/22

Art Means Business Speak Series with Peter Tunney
Thursday, 04/28/2022-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
BBX Capital
201 E Las Olas Blvd. suite 1900,
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free. RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org

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

Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) continues with a live presentation, meet & greet and cocktail hour with artist Peter Tunney, presented by the Community Foundation of Broward James and Cathy Donnelly Family Fund and hosted by BBX Capital, on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at BBX Capital, 201 E Las Olas Blvd. suite 1900 in Fort Lauderdale. Guests must RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org by Tuesday, April 26. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bfabroward.org.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Masterworks V: Beethoven, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto featuring David Shifrin and Mahler 4/27/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Masterworks V: Beethoven, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto featuring David Shifrin and Mahler
Wednesday, 04/27/2022-, 07:30 pm-10:00 pm
The Parker
707 NE 8th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets $15 – $95

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

South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO), led by Sebrina María Alfonso, will present Mahler’s “Adagietto” from Symphony No. 5, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto featuring David Shifrin, clarinet, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica,” as part of its Masterworks V series. The concert will take place on April 27, at 7:30 p.m., at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s season finale concert commences with Mahler’s fourth movement of his Fifth Symphony — a love note to his future wife — and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, also referred to Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (with Harp and Piano). Acclaimed soloist, David Shifrin, joins SFSO for this melodious and jazzy two-movement concerto, which was originally commissioned by renowned jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman.

One of only three wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award’s inception in 1974, Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator. He has appeared with numerous symphonies in the U.S., and internationally with orchestras in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He has also received critical acclaim as a recitalist, appearing at such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, as well as at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. A much sought-after chamber musician, he has collaborated frequently with such distinguished ensembles and artists as the Tokyo and Emerson String Quartets, Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts.

An artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, Shifrin served as its artistic director from 1992 to 2004. He has toured extensively throughout the US with CMSLC and hosted and performed in several national television broadcasts on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center. He has been the artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon since 1981 and is also the artistic director of the Phoenix Chamber Music Festival. In addition, he has served as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra (under Stokowski), the Honolulu and Dallas symphonies, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Symphony. Shifrin joined the faculty at the Yale School of Music in 1987 and was appointed artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Yale and Yale’s annual concert series at Carnegie Hall in September 2008. He has also served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, University of Southern California, University of Michigan, Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Hawaii. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary professorship at China’s Central Conservatory in Beijing.

Shifrin’s recordings on Delos, DGG, Angel/EMI, Arabesque, BMG, SONY, and CRI have consistently garnered praise and awards.

SFSO’s magnificent 2021/22 season culminates with one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works: his monumental Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major. The “Eroica” Symphony represents a turning point not only in Beethoven’s career — but also in the history of music — setting a new symphonic template for future composers to emulate. This is truly a “Sinfonia Eroica,” or heroic symphony.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra, recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, launched its 2021-22 season in spectacular style on November 17, 2021.

Tickets for Masterworks V: Beethoven, Copland and Mahler start at $15 for the April 27 concert at The Parker (707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale). Tickets are on sale, now, at southfloridasymphony.org/masterworksv. Student tickets and group rates are also available by calling (954) 522-8445 or emailing info@southfloridasymphony.org.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Masterworks V: Beethoven, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto featuring David Shifrin and Mahler 4/28/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Masterworks V: Beethoven, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto featuring David Shifrin and Mahler
Thursday, 04/28/2022-, 07:30 pm-10:00 pm
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
137 NE 19th St,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: General admission tickets are $36

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

South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO), led by Sebrina María Alfonso, will present Mahler’s “Adagietto” from Symphony No. 5, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto featuring David Shifrin, clarinet, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica,” as part of its Masterworks V series. The concert will take place on April 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Temple Israel of Greater Miami.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s season finale concert commences with Mahler’s fourth movement of his Fifth Symphony — a love note to his future wife — and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, also referred to Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (with Harp and Piano). Acclaimed soloist, David Shifrin, joins SFSO for this melodious and jazzy two-movement concerto, which was originally commissioned by renowned jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman.

One of only three wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award’s inception in 1974, Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator. He has appeared with numerous symphonies in the U.S., and internationally with orchestras in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He has also received critical acclaim as a recitalist, appearing at such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, as well as at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. A much sought-after chamber musician, he has collaborated frequently with such distinguished ensembles and artists as the Tokyo and Emerson String Quartets, Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts.

An artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, Shifrin served as its artistic director from 1992 to 2004. He has toured extensively throughout the US with CMSLC and hosted and performed in several national television broadcasts on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center. He has been the artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon since 1981 and is also the artistic director of the Phoenix Chamber Music Festival. In addition, he has served as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra (under Stokowski), the Honolulu and Dallas symphonies, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Symphony. Shifrin joined the faculty at the Yale School of Music in 1987 and was appointed artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Yale and Yale’s annual concert series at Carnegie Hall in September 2008. He has also served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, University of Southern California, University of Michigan, Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Hawaii. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary professorship at China’s Central Conservatory in Beijing.

Shifrin’s recordings on Delos, DGG, Angel/EMI, Arabesque, BMG, SONY, and CRI have consistently garnered praise and awards.

SFSO’s magnificent 2021/22 season culminates with one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works: his monumental Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major. The “Eroica” Symphony represents a turning point not only in Beethoven’s career — but also in the history of music — setting a new symphonic template for future composers to emulate. This is truly a “Sinfonia Eroica,” or heroic symphony.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra, recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, launched its 2021-22 season in spectacular style on November 17, 2021.

General admission tickets for Masterworks V: Beethoven, Copland and Mahler are $36 for the April 28 performance at Temple Israel of Greater Miami (137 NE 19th Street). Tickets are on sale, now, at southfloridasymphony.org/masterworksv. Student tickets and group rates are also available by calling (954) 522-8445 or emailing info@southfloridasymphony.org.

Gulfstream Park Village Welcomes Furniture Retailer BoConcept, Enhancing Its Position As South Florida’s Leading Home Store Destination 4/28/22

Gulfstream Park Village Welcomes Furniture Retailer BoConcept, Enhancing Its Position As South Florida’s Leading Home Store Destination
Thursday, 04/28/2022-, 11:00 am-09:00 pm
Gulfstream Park Village
600 Silks Run,
Hallandale, Florida, 33009
Website
Cost:

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

Gulfstream Park Village, South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination located on the border of Broward and Miami-Dade County, is pleased to welcome furniture retailer BoConcept as a new tenant. BoConcept will be hosting its official grand opening on Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests are invited to browse the wide range of luxurious Danish furniture and décor. Prior to the grand opening, there will be a ribbon cutting press conference at 11 a.m. with Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper.
With the addition of BoConcept, Gulfstream Park Village is pleased to continue its leading position as a South Florida home store destination with 11 home and design stores. Other retailers located at Gulfstream Park Village include Alex Kay Gallery/Art Plex Photo, Todel, Bang & Olufsen, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Sher Gallery, The Container Store, West Elm, Williams Sonoma and Z Gallerie.
A global leader in functional and stylish furniture with more than 300 locations across 65 countries, BoConcept offers tailored approaches for each customer’s specific living-space needs. Founded in Denmark, BoConcept differentiates itself by offering premium quality, modern designs that elevate interior spaces to achieve their full potential. The company remains focused on creating functional furniture for the urban consumer through partnerships with the world’s leading interior designers.
“Gulfstream Park Village is an ideal setting for BoConcept. As we continue to see steady increases in home shopping activity, Gulfstream remains a comprehensive, one-stop destination for 11 home stores with a unique array of products and services,” said Alex Schreer, Director of Experiential Marketing at Gulfstream Park Village. “It’s this unique shopping experience that distinguishes Gulfstream Park Village from ordinary malls.”
The BoConcept store is located at Suite 1280, next to Crate & Barrel in Gulfstream Park Village, at 600 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information about BoConcept and its services, please call (305) 350-1941.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 11th Annual “Claws for Kids” Fundraiser in Memory of Judy Kramer 5/3/22

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 11th Annual “Claws for Kids” Fundraiser in Memory of Judy Kramer
Tuesday, 05/03/2022-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost:

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

Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach will once again host Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 11th Annual “Claws for Kids” in memory of Judy Kramer. The in-person fundraising brunch will take place on Tuesday, May 3, kicking off with a cocktail reception at 11 a.m., followed by brunch at noon. Guests will enjoy delicious stone crabs and other signature menu items without the wait. Olga Guilarte and Lisa Mendelson are graciously co-chairing this year’s event.

“Claws for Kids” is held in memory of Judy Kramer, a longtime Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Board member, who helped create the event and chaired it since inception until her passing in February 2021.

Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs.

“It’s an honor to hold the 11th Annual ‘Claws for Kids’ in memory of Judy Kramer who helped create this event and chaired it since its inception,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. “We look forward to seeing everyone back in person and enjoying Joe’s famous stone crabs while raising funds to benefit the Club’s many positive programs.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade supporters who cannot attend the event can still enjoy Joe’s famous stone crabs at home or on a date of their choice with the purchase of a gift card, just in time for Mother’s Day. To participate, guests must purchase sponsorship gift cards on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s website to benefit “Claws for Kids.”

“Claws for Kids” sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $500 to $30,000. Individual tickets are available to purchase for $325. To purchase sponsorships, please visit bit.ly/ClawsForKids22.

For more information, please contact Rhia Hunter at (305) 446-9910 ext. 30, or via email at rhunter@bgcmia.org.

MindTravel Floating Meditation at Carillion Miami Wellness Resort 4/10/22

MindTravel Floating Meditation at Carillion Miami Wellness Resort
Sunday, 04/10/2022-, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
Carillion Miami Wellness Resort
6801 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33141
Buy Tickets
Cost: $40-$75

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

On Sunday, April 10, 2022, MindTravel, the fully-immersive underwater floating meditation and music experience, returns to Carillon Miami Wellness Resort.

This immersive concert allows you to float weightlessly in the water as Murray Hidary’s real-time compositions are amplified through high-end underwater speakers from Lubell Labs. MindTravelers can float close to the surface using pool noodles or dance underwater as the music plays. All-the-while, enjoy a journey into the realm of the unconscious mind while experiencing new levels of reflection and rejuvenation through this experience where music and mindfulness meet. You can also choose to listen poolside.

The journeys begin promptly at 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
Sign-in begins at 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

This experience will be held rain or shine. In the unlikely event of a weather-related cancellation, you will be contacted with instructions on how to request a refund.

PLEASE NOTE: this experience takes place at the adults-only pool at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. Attendees under 18 years of age will not be admitted.
Recommendations for this event:
Bathing suit (required)
Towel
Goggles
Flip flops for the pool area
Wetsuit (this is up to personal preference; the pool will be heated)

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
6801 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33141

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host 5th Annual SOS Ocean Conservation Day sponsored by Tortuga Music Festival 4/24/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host 5th Annual SOS Ocean Conservation Day sponsored by Tortuga Music Festival
Sunday, 04/24/2022-, 09:00 am-04:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

Now in its 5th year, SOS Ocean Conservation Day, sponsored by Tortuga Music Festival, returns to The LOOP. The free, one-day, outdoor event combines fun and educational programs for the entire family to bring awareness to the ocean. The SOS mission and event theme this year is, “Lettuce Give Thanks.” 100% of all profits from the silent auction will benefit the sea turtle feedings at the Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House (MEEC).

The day begins with a Morning Shoreline Cleanup hosted by Free Our Seas & Beyond from 9-11 a.m. All participants will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win general admission tickets to the 2023 Tortuga Music Festival. Within the SOS Ocean Conservation area, ocean and marine conservation groups and local businesses will engage with attendees through a variety of activities to educate the community on how to become more eco-friendly and help save marine life and coral reefs.

Confirmed activities include: Turtle tattoos sponsored by Sea Turtle Oversight Protection; shark cage photobooth presented by Sharks4Kids; live lionfish safety demonstrations sponsored by Force-E Scuba hosted by local divers Charley Schram and Rosalie Opalka; cast and reel in a (toy) shark, presented by American Shark Conservation; test your knowledge on corals with Friends Of Our Florida Reefs; help create a mosaic “plastic portrait” with IGFA; a pelican release on the beach with South Florida Wildlife Center; Fort Lauderdale Police “Comet” video game trailer; marine unit and fire rescue CPR demonstrations; and a live Jiu Jitsu demonstrations by Fort Lauderdale Jiu Jitsu.

Photo opportunities include live mermaids; Pirate Captain Theo Jones; strolling characters; and pucker up to kiss-a-shark in the SOS debris art mural. Interactive areas include arts and crafts with local artists and debris sculptures pop-up art. Guests will also enjoy eco-friendly, biodegradable giveaways, live music, food and drink vendors and more.

This year’s event will be plastic free. Event goers are encouraged to bring their own ocean-friendly drinkware to help continue the ongoing mission to ban plastic in our community. Additionally, Lauderdale Marina will distribute free brown bags to help ban-plastic at the event.

For more information or to register for the beach cleanup, visit https://theloopflb.com/events/5th-annual-sos-ocean-conservation-day/

Miami Speed Week 5/7/22, 5/8/22

Miami Speed Week
Saturday, 05/07/2022-05/08/2022, 12:00 pm-12:00 am
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Starts at $20

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

As excitement revs up for the global racing phenomenon that has made its way to Miami, what better place to experience everything racing than at Bayfront Park. Miami Speed Week will host pop ups throughout the week leading into the main event at Bayfront Park on May 7 and 8, where fans will celebrate in an immersive experience that will shift their love of racing into high gear.

Miami Speed Week is for anyone who is fired up by high performance. It’s the place to converge and interact with pros and top automotive brands. It’s where they can take part in friendly competition to evaluate their abilities at several interactive skill challenges, and participate in e-sports, demonstrations, and meet & greets. All this while enjoying live entertainment throughout the week.

“Start your engines, because this will be an all-encompassing, family-friendly, riveting week unified by our shared love of all things speed. What better than to be in Downtown Miami, which has the enviable distinction of having Biscayne Bay as its backdrop and a long circuit history of hosting IMSA, Trans Am, and IndyCar races,” said Tony Albelo, executive producer at EngageLive, the crew behind this racing-centric experience. Meant for all fans, whether seasoned or casual, Miami Speed Week will put pedal to the metal with sponsor activations, fan engagement, live entertainment, food, and libations. Between that, the revving of engines and burning of rubber, everyone will get their fix of everything racing and entertainment at Miami Speed Week.

WHEN:
Saturday May 7, 2022 / 12:00pm –12:00am
Sunday May 8, 2022 / 12:00pm –11:00pm

WHERE:
Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

TICKETS:
Starts at $20 and can be purchased online at https://miamispeedweek.com/

SOCIAL MEDIA:
@MiamiSpeedWeek on IG, FB and Twitter

ABOUT ENGAGELIVE:
Operating since 2017, EngageLive! and Loud And Live are leaders in creating local and national live event experiences around music, arts, sports, and lifestyle. As a local events division, EngageLive! connects people to live events at a fundamental level, creating truly engaging experiences. For more information, visit https://engagelivellc.com/ and follow them on social media. FB: @EngageLiveLLC, IG: @engagelivellc or call (305) 459-9988.

Thursdays at PAMM: A Tiki-riffic Luau 3/24/22

Thursdays at PAMM: A Tiki-riffic Luau
Thursday, 03/24/2022-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $16

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

Celebrate spring break with a tiki-riffic luau on Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) waterfront terrace and Verde restaurant and bar! Vibe to a live set by renowned solo artist Marquise Fair and DJ sets by Mr.Blueinske. At Verde, feast on slow-roasted pig (while supplies last) and luau-themed specials, and stop by the Diplomatico Rum bar for samples of their signature Rum Fizz.

Sunday by the Shore 4/3/22

Sunday by the Shore
Sunday, 04/03/2022-, 09:00 am-04:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

Sunday by the Shore, is the new monthly community building event that encourages the public to spend the day at The LOOP to connect with their neighbors and make new friends. Guests are invited to bring a picnic blanket and lawn chair, or borrow one from The LOOP, and enjoy a rotation of live music, interactive experiences, a picnic brunch setting, Shop & Stroll market, oceanside yoga and a variety of lawn games including pickleball, checkers, tic-tac-toe, and more.

The schedule of activities in April includes:
• All Day: Shop & Stroll Marketplace and Lawn Games
• 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Oceanside Yoga
• 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Broadway at the Beach with the Broward Center Spotlights performing songs from the current lineup of Broadway Across America shows scheduled at the Broward Center during the 2022 Season
• 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Live Music – artist TBA

The Broward Center Spotlights is a performing vocal ensemble of students in grades 6-12 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Students are selected annually through an audition process, and gain top-tier instruction in song and dance, musicianship, improved vocal technique and song interpretation while building dance skills and stage presence. The Broward Center Spotlights have performed at a number of popular local community events, including Christmas on Las Olas, Light up Lauderdale and Trick or Treat on 2nd Street.

The Broward Center Spotlights will be presenting Broadway on the Beach-featuring songs from its current touring season including Frozen, CATS and Pretty Woman as well as other favorite Broadway tunes from the classics to today for the whole family to enjoy. Join these 30 talented singers as they perform exciting and entertaining group numbers as well as dazzling vocal solos. Songs include: Frozen Medley, Memory, Don’t Forget to Dance, Everything’s Coming Up Roses and more.

For more information and to pre-register for yoga, visit https://theloopflb.com/events/sunday-by-the-shore/

Wrightwood Magic: Breathwork Meditation and Cooking Demo 4/8/22

Wrightwood Magic: Breathwork Meditation and Cooking Demo
Friday, 04/08/2022-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Wrightwood Studios
440 NW 135th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33168
Website
Cost: 10

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

Swing by Wrightwood Studios for an ancestral guided meditation and cooking demo on April 8th led by Nzingah Oniwosan and Chef Duece.

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus 35TH Anniversary “Why We Sing” Spring Concert & Exhibit 5/7/22

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus 35TH Anniversary “Why We Sing” Spring Concert & Exhibit
Saturday, 05/07/2022-, 08:00 pm-
United Church of Christ Fort Lauderdale
2501 NE 30th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: General Admission $35; VIP $50

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

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a special “Why We Sing” concert and retrospective exhibit on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m., at United Church of Christ (2501 NE 30th Street in Fort Lauderdale). Attendees will enjoy a sentimental selection of favorite songs from the vocal group’s past and present repertoire plus an historical showcase comprised of banners, art, posters and other ephemera, costumes and photographs.

Some “Why We Sing” concert selections will include “Walk Hand in Hand” by Andy Williams, “Sunday” by Steven Sondheim, “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane, “Family” from Dreamgirls, the traditional sea shanty “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor,” “Where the Boys Are” by Connie Francis and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel. As a special treat, former members of the chorus will be invited onstage to join present voices for a rousing and uplifting finale.

General admission tickets for the “Why We Sing” 35th Musical Celebration concert are $35; VIP tickets in the first five rows with priority seating are priced at $50, plus a small service fee, and include premium seating and a drink ticket with pre-intermission drink order option. Tickets are available online at fortlauderdalegaymenschorus.org or by calling (954) 832-0060.

Funding for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsors include OutClique, Community Foundation of Broward, HotSpots!, Truist, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Google Ad Grants, ArtsProud ReSTART and ToggleDigitalMarketing.com.

Vecinos Market x No More Tears Happy Hour 3/16/22

Vecinos Market x No More Tears Happy Hour
Wednesday, 03/16/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Como Como at Moxy South Beach
915 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

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

In spirit of women’s month, Miami’s digital marketplace, Vecinos Market has teamed up with local charity, No More Tears and Dobel Maestro Tequila for a campaign featuring their very powerful annual luncheon committee including Cristina Scarano, Cindy Pearlstein, Ania O. Goldberg, Natalie Corvacho, Lauren Barrington, Christina Sirinyan, Jenny Pimentel. This partnership is a multi-tiered experience that will be kicked off with an in-person event, a rather unique happy hour at the Moxy South Beach where a moderated conversation will take place between a No More Tears survivor, Erin Michelle Newberg and Jilian Sanz alongside Somy Ali, the Founder of the life-saving organization where nobody receives a salary. No More Tears rescues and empowers victims of human trafficking, sex trafficking and domestic violence. Over the years, they have successfully saved 30,000 women, men, children and pets.
100% of the proceeds from the Serena Margarita will also be donated directly to No More Tears in addition to any cocktail made with Dobel Maestro Tequila.

Throughout the month of March, Vecinos Market will donate a percentage of sales from a selection of exclusive gift boxes where each committee member curated their own. Additionally, attendees can donate $1 to No More Tears by subscribing to Vecinos here.

Harbor Lights Gala 4/9/22

Harbor Lights Gala
Saturday, 04/09/2022-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $300

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

Children’s Harbor kicks off a milestone 25th anniversary this year with the 9th Annual Harbor Lights Gala at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., on Saturday, April 9 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Themed “Havana Nights,” the Harbor Lights Gala benefits Children’s Harbor, a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to help strengthen families in our community, while providing safe shelter and support to teens in foster care so that they may grow into healthy, educated and productive adults.

The evening begins with cocktails and cigars with the backdrop of the sunset on the rooftop lounge of the Conrad. They then move inside for dinner and dancing with live musical guest, Fondo Blanco, who brings the perfect blend of Latin and American music. The celebration continues at 10 p.m. with the Hora Loca after-party.

“This year’s Harbor Lights Gala is truly a celebration of 25 years of hope and healing. Our story began in 1996 when a local businessman, Bill Mahoney, learned that there was a foster care crisis in our community,” said Children’s Harbor CEO Tiffani Dhooge. “Unable to ignore this reality, he reached out to other like-minded individuals and together they decided to create a solution. Fast forward 25 years, and thousands of lives have changed course because of the determination of a few We are so thankful to the extraordinary network of sponsors, donors and supporters who make it possible for us to have an incredibly meaningful impact on the lives of the children and families we are entrusted to serve.”

Tickets to the Harbor Lights Gala are $300 which includes an open bar, cigar circle, gourmet dinner and dancing along with an after-party beginning at 10 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit HarborLightGala.givesmart.com.

For more information, call 954-252-3072 or visit childrensharbor.org.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Mozart, Mendelssohn & Rossini featuring Catherine Lan and Tao Lin of Duo Beaux Arts 3/24/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Mozart, Mendelssohn & Rossini featuring Catherine Lan and Tao Lin of Duo Beaux Arts
Thursday, 03/24/2022-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
137 NE 19th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $36

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

South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO), led by Sebrina María Alfonso, will present Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, K. 365, featuring Catherine Lan and Tao Lin of Duo Beaux Arts, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Opus 56, “Scotch” and Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture as part of its Masterworks IV series. The concert will commence on March 24, at 7:30 p.m., at Temple Israel of Greater Miami.

The program begins with the sparkling overture to Rossini’s comic opera The Italian Girl in Algiers, which is said to be among the most memorable in all of Rossini’s work. It is known for its distinct opening of slow, quiet woodwinds in imitation of pizzicato strings, leading to a sudden loud burst of sound from the full ensemble.

The concert continues with Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, K. 365, featuring the dynamic Catherine Lan and Tao Lin — husband and wife – of Duo Beaux Arts. The pair will join SFSO on the mainstage for the first time, performing one of the limited number of Mozart works for two or more solo instruments with orchestra. They were regular performers during SFSO’s virtual Intermission Music Series, presented for free during Covid shutdown. Lan also performs as a member of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, most recently during its Handel’s Messiah concerts. Formed in 2008, Duo Beaux Arts is critically acclaimed for its adrenalized performances across Europe and the United States. The pair has been featured on Fox 4’s “Morning Blend TV,” Maine Public and in Venice magazine, Asian-Trend magazine, World Journal New York, and Gulfshore Life magazine. Season highlights include recitals at Swan City Piano Festival and the prestigious Cosmos Club in Washington D.C., as well as concert tours in Hungary and Canada.

The program concludes with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Opus 56. Some of Mendelssohn’s most brilliant musical inspirations came from his travels. While on holiday in Scotland, he was particularly moved by the picturesque, evocative ruins of Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh, the inspiration for his Third Symphony — also known as the “Scottish” or “Scotch” Symphony.

Recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-22 season runs through April 28, 2022.

General admission tickets for Masterworks IV: Mozart, Mendelssohn & Rossini are $36. Tickets are on sale, now at southfloridasymphony.org/masterworksiv. Additional health and safety concert attendance protocols can be found on the site. Student tickets and group rates are also available by calling (954) 522-8445 or emailing info@southfloridasymphony.org.

Join Us for the Unleash Your Love Dog Event 4/10/22

Join Us for the Unleash Your Love Dog Event
Sunday, 04/10/2022-, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
Lincoln Road
Lincoln Road District, including the Euclid Oval in Lincoln Road’s 700 Block and Michigan Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
More Information
Cost: Free

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

Miami’s canine community and their two-legged friends are taking over the Lincoln Road District. Unleash Your Love #onLincoln, produced by the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District (BID) and Doggy Fest, is a free event that will feature fun activities and activations taking place on Sunday, April 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The day-long event is the first of its kind in Miami Beach and will feature a Doggie Fun Zone, canine obstacle course, owner and dog look-alike contest, dog fashion show hosted by the G-Girls, training demonstration, live music and entertainment, vendor marketplace and more! The Miami Beach Police Department will also conduct a K9 demonstration. Don’t have a pooch yet? Pet adoptions and rescue opportunities will also be available for a chance to make a new furry best friend. The event is presented by the Lincoln Road BID in collaboration with Duquesa Promotions.

For more event details, visit: lincolnrd.com/unleash-your-love-onlincoln/

Where: Lincoln Road District, including the Euclid Oval in Lincoln Road’s 700 Block and Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When: Sunday, April 10th, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices 3/20/22

Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices
Sunday, 03/20/2022-, 02:00 pm-06:00 pm
Esplanade Park
400 SW 2nd St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

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

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents Rhythm by the River, a festival celebrating some of the most exciting and innovative Black voices in Broward County.

The community is invited to come together for a fun-filled day of music, dance, drama, poetry and interactive events for the whole family. Hosted by WPLG-Local 10 anchor and reporter Alexis Frazier, this free community event features live performances, food trucks, workshops, arts and crafts, and more throughout the afternoon.

On the mainstage, Purple Flux delivers a fusion of Hip-Hop and R&B sounds. The Randy Corinthian Quintet brings a soulful and sophisticated set of smooth jazz hits. The beat continues with West African Drum and Dance ensemble Troupe Fallou. Renegade Theatre Company offers a dynamic array of Broadway musical hits drawn from their repertoire. Art Prevails Project presents a mix of spoken word and theatrical vignettes from their critically acclaimed work. Guests will enjoy a sneak peek at the upcoming play Head Above Water: The Life of Esther Rolle by Darius V. Daughtry, directed by Bianca LaVerne Jones, commissioned by the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. As the grand finale, violin virtuosi Sons of Mystro headline the festivities merging their unique blend of classical strings with reggae hits and American pop songs along with some of their own original work.

Everyone is invited to participate in creating a community mural with visual artist Constance Ivana out in the park, or head to the Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom at the Broward Center to take part in a Teeny Violini music workshop with New Canon Chamber Collective’s founder Portia Dunkley, a spoken word poetry session with performer and FLO’etry founder Jerris “Quick the Poet” Evans or a Hip-Hop dance class with choreographer and Developing Dreams Foundation’s executive director Pablo Malco.

There will be opportunities to get to know your neighbors, enjoy outstanding entertainment, and learn more about the African American Research Library and Cultural Center’s Vicennial of Black Excellence, Art Prevails Project, Black Violin Foundation, FLO’etry, Developing Dreams Foundation, New Canon Chamber Collective, Old Dillard Museum, Renegade Theatre Company and much more.

Rhythm by the River is part of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative, which uses the arts as a catalyst to raise awareness, deepen knowledge, and mobilize action on social justice issues.

St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour hosted by A Bronx Tale Star Chazz Palminteri 3/17/22

St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour hosted by A Bronx Tale Star Chazz Palminteri
Thursday, 03/17/2022-, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
800 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

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

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day, including A Bronx Tale Star Chazz Palminteri!

The Academy Award Nominated Actor will be hosting a special Happy Hour event Thursday, March 17, 4-7 p.m. at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar.
Don’t miss this very special Celebrity Happy Hour coming to you on St. Patty’s Day, Lauderdale!

Fort Lauderdale locals will be given enhanced access to the VIP area where Chazz will be seated. To unlock this opportunity, local guests must sign up for Cuba Libre’s new “Las Olas Locals VIP Club” program. You’ll be among the first to join this exclusive society group with perks only available to club members.

For more information visit https://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/en/fortlauderdale/post/2022/03/07/a-bronx-tale-star-chazz-palminteri-happy-hour-at-cuba-libre-meet-greet-for-locals/

Songs for Marisol: Roberto Carlos Lange 4/14/22

Songs for Marisol: Roberto Carlos Lange
Thursday, 04/14/2022-, 07:00 pm-
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $16

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

In celebration of the opening of Marisol and Warhol Take New York, PAMM presents the newly commissioned multimedia performance Songs for Marisol by Roberto Carlos Lange (aka Helado Negro). The performance will consist of original compositions combined with a selection of Andy Warhol’s films featuring the artist Marisol.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Mozart, Mendelssohn & Rossini featuring Catherine Lan and Tao Lin of Duo Beaux Arts 3/23/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Mozart, Mendelssohn & Rossini featuring Catherine Lan and Tao Lin of Duo Beaux Arts
Wednesday, 03/23/2022-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $15

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

South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO), led by Sebrina María Alfonso, will present Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, K. 365, featuring Catherine Lan and Tao Lin of Duo Beaux Arts, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Opus 56, “Scotch” and Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture as part of its Masterworks IV series. The concert will commence on March 23, at 7:30 p.m., at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale.

The program begins with the sparkling overture to Rossini’s comic opera The Italian Girl in Algiers, which is said to be among the most memorable in all of Rossini’s work. It is known for its distinct opening of slow, quiet woodwinds in imitation of pizzicato strings, leading to a sudden loud burst of sound from the full ensemble.

The concert continues with Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, K. 365, featuring the dynamic Catherine Lan and Tao Lin — husband and wife – of Duo Beaux Arts. The pair will join SFSO on the mainstage for the first time, performing one of the limited number of Mozart works for two or more solo instruments with orchestra. They were regular performers during SFSO’s virtual Intermission Music Series, presented for free during Covid shutdown. Lan also performs as a member of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, most recently during its Handel’s Messiah concerts. Formed in 2008, Duo Beaux Arts is critically acclaimed for its adrenalized performances across Europe and the United States. The pair has been featured on Fox 4’s “Morning Blend TV,” Maine Public and in Venice magazine, Asian-Trend magazine, World Journal New York, and Gulfshore Life magazine. Season highlights include recitals at Swan City Piano Festival and the prestigious Cosmos Club in Washington D.C., as well as concert tours in Hungary and Canada.

The program concludes with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Opus 56. Some of Mendelssohn’s most brilliant musical inspirations came from his travels. While on holiday in Scotland, he was particularly moved by the picturesque, evocative ruins of Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh, the inspiration for his Third Symphony — also known as the “Scottish” or “Scotch” Symphony.

Recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-22 season runs through April 28, 2022.

Tickets for Masterworks IV: Mozart, Mendelssohn & Rossini start at $15. Tickets are on sale, now at southfloridasymphony.org/masterworksiv. Additional health and safety concert attendance protocols can be found on the site. Student tickets and group rates are also available by calling (954) 522-8445 or emailing info@southfloridasymphony.org.

About South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO)
Founded in 1997 in Key West by Music Director Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso, the now Wilton Manors-based South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) is dedicated to providing enriching cultural music experiences to residents and visitors in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Guided by the belief that music is pivotal to thriving communities, SFSO brings vibrancy and engagement with the arts via innovative programming and transformative educational initiatives. A pioneer in its commitment to symphonic music for underserved communities, its Symphony in the Schools program has touched the lives of more than 85,000 students since its inception in 1997. SFSO was recently named the first Partner in the Arts for The Parker by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and has been recognized by the Broward County Cultural Division as a “Major Cultural Institution,” one of only a handful of organizations to be so honored. For a performance schedule and season tickets, visit southfloridasymphony.org, call (954) 522-8445 or email info@southfloridasymphony.org.

The Casino @ Dania Beach Presents Rock the Block A Free Family-Friendly Food Truck Event 3/19/21

The Casino @ Dania Beach Presents Rock the Block A Free Family-Friendly Food Truck Event
Saturday, 03/19/2022-, 05:00 pm-09:00 pm
Casino @ Dania Beach
301 E Dania Beach Blvd,
Dania Beach, Florida, 33004
Website
Cost: Free

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

On the third Saturday of every month The Casino @ Dania Beach is hosting free ‘Rock The Block’ events in the spacious parking lot from 5 – 9 p.m. The ongoing family-friendly event features a selection of food trucks, live music (either a band of a DJ), fun games for kids and raffle items for adults. Plus, free school supplies – books, backpacks etc.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host “Second Sunday by The Shore” 3/13/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host “Second Sunday by The Shore”
Sunday, 03/13/2022-, 09:30 am-04:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

Welcoming locals and visitors of all ages to engage in “Infinite Experiences for Everyone Under the Sun,” The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is hosting Second Sunday by the Shore. Starting Feb. 13, the community gathering and building event encourages the public to spend the day at The LOOP to connect with their neighbors and make new friends.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic blanket and lawn chair, or borrow one from The LOOP, and enjoy a rotation of live music, interactive experiences, a picnic brunch setting, a Shop & Stroll market, oceanside yoga and a variety of lawn games including pickleball, checkers, tic-tac-toe, and more.

The Shop & Stroll Marketplace will feature an array of fresh, ready-to-eat food; handmade goods; home furnishings; apothecary items; clothing; accessories; and more.

At 9:30 a.m., Shay Palmer, the founder and owner of Mission Yoga, will lead an oceanside yoga flow on the main lawn in partnership with LO/OP Fit. Yoga lovers of all levels will relish in the ocean breeze and sunshine as they flow through a dynamic sequence of postures and breathwork.

On select months a rotation of interactive experiences will take place, including:
• March 13, May 8 and July 10: Community art project with local artist Djerlens “DJ” Chery. Chery will lead attendees in an interactive class where they will paint ocean scenes depicted in the commissioned artwork, he created for the Fort Lauderdale Beach lifeguard tower wraps.

The monthly schedule of activities includes:
• All Day: Shop & Stroll Marketplace
• 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Oceanside Yoga
• 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Live Music
• 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Lawn games and more
Live Music Lineup:
• March 13: Steeltown Religion Band, 12 – 3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.
Yoga Pricing:
• $5 for Mission Yoga members
• $10 pre-registration for nonmembers
• $15 day of the event

For more information, please visit https://theloopflb.com/events/2nd-sunday-by-the-shore-2022-02-13/.
To register for yoga, please visit https://theloopflb.com/events/2nd-sunday-by-the-shore-yoga/.
For vendor and sponsor inquiries, please email info@theloopflb.com.

31st Annual Asian Culture Festival 3/5/22

31st Annual Asian Culture Festival
Saturday, 03/05/2022-03/06/2022, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33155
Website
Cost: Admission for the festival is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free.

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

The 31st Annual Asian Culture Festival returns to South Florida in its new
location at Tropical Park. The two-day cultural celebration, produced by the Thai-American Association of South Florida, the Miami-Dade County Asian-American Advisory Board and the Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation Department, honors the diversity and traditions of many Asian cultures through an enchanting journey of music and dance, live performances, demonstrations, arts, handcrafts, children’s activities and more, all highlighted by a tasty selection of authentic Asian cuisine from more than 20 countries.

The two-day immersive festival also features performances from the Thai Dance Troupe of Miami, a Thai traditional drummer, a Lion Dance and the Fushu Daiko Japanese Taiko drummers, which honor cultural traditions with extravagant costumes, instruments and dance styles rooted in historical celebrations dating back more than 1000 years.

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “State of Mental Health – Recognizing Who Needs Help” 3/7/22

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “State of Mental Health – Recognizing Who Needs Help”
Monday, 03/07/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: Free

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

Island City Stage will host its third Behind the Red Curtain free public forum entitled “State of Mental Health – Recognizing Who Needs Help” preceding the March 17 debut of its production of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer, a gothic mystery which tackles the weighty subjects of insanity, repression and greed.

This forum will offer a frank discussion about the state of mental health including access for all, modes of therapy and greater acceptance. Experts will discuss traumatic events and their impact on our lives plus offer insight into the history of the mental health profession and how we’ve advanced in recognizing calls for help. The award-winning theatre company invites the community to take part in the discussion.

Guest panelists will include:

• Bob Scardino, LCSW, CAP, Director of Clinical Services, SunServe
• Dawn M. Silver, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County
• Michael Schenker, PhD, Psychologist
• Charmaine S. Borda, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, ACC, CHt, Clinical Director, The Blue Couch, Inc.
• Rob Freund, PhD, LMHC, Assistant Professor, Lynn University & Primary Therapist, Comprehensive Wellness Centers

The panel will be moderated by Island City Stage Artistic Director, Andy Rogow.

This forum is supported by SunServe and the Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc.

Paying homage to one of America’s most celebrated playwrights during his birthday month, Island City Stage will present its debut of Tennessee William’s gothic mystery Suddenly, Last Summer, March 17 – April 17, 2022. Suddenly, Last Summer is part of the theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

On a hot, steamy afternoon in 1936 New Orleans, we find Violet Venable and her niece, Catherine, waging battle in a war that will cement the legacy of Violet’s son, Sebastian. Was he a brilliant artist, devoted son or sexual predator? What really happened last summer?

Directed by Rogow, Suddenly, Last Summer stars Angie Radosh as Violet Venable, Jeanine Gangloff Levy as Catherine Holly and Jonathan Furedy as Dr. Cukrowicz.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson in October followed by Andrew Kramer’s Armature, running through February 27. Upcoming productions include The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

In honor of its 10th anniversary season, Island City Stage created The Behind the Red Curtain free public forum series to engage the community in timely, relevant issues that are both addressed in its productions and affect the South Florida community. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

For more information or to RSVP, please call (954) 928-9800 or visit islandcitystage.org.

Hai for Her hosted by Uchi Miami 3/7/22

Hai for Her hosted by Uchi Miami
Monday, 03/07/2022-03/08/2022, 06:30 pm-09:00 pm
Uchi Miami
252 Northwest 25th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: 225

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

Hai for Her is a culinary celebration held in conjunction with International Women’s Day that brings together female talent from Hai Hospitality’s family of restaurants across the country to support a worthy cause that offers opportunities for young women to grow, learn and thrive.

In early March of 2020, chefs from across Hai properties assembled at Uchiko for the inaugural Hai for Her dinner benefitting Austin charity, Girlstart. After a 2021 hiatus, Hai for Her returns in grand fashion, this time at Uchi Miami over two nights, March 7th and 8th, 2022. Host Chef de Cuisine Dina Butterfield and Sushi Chef Vicki Rodpai will welcome Hai Hospitality chefs from around the country, including: Uchi and Uchibā Dallas Chef de Cuisine, Rhonda McCullar; Uchi Restaurants Head Pastry Chef, Ariana Quant; and Loro Austin Bar Manager, Katie Arnold to collaborate and create a memorable two night ticketed event and celebration of women forging new paths. Tickets for the event, inclusive of a 10-course Omakase with pairings, are $225 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, and can be purchased via Eventbrite. Proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade which, for three decades, has been creating positive change for women and girls through advocacy, investment and collective impact. The Vision: A Miami-Dade where power and possibility are not limited by gender.

MRU Blue and Gold Gala 3/12/22

MRU Blue and Gold Gala
Saturday, 03/12/2022-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Miami Regional University
700 South Royal Poinciana Boulevard,
Miami Springs, Florida, 33166
Website
Cost: Blue and Gold Gala General Admission: USD 25.00

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

Celebrate our 26th year Anniversary and relaunch of our Alumni Association at the MRU Blue and Gold Gala on Saturday, March 12th on campus. Admission ticket includes tapas, spirits and live music! All event proceeds go towards the A.R.I.S.E. Scholarship. Dress Code is Miami Chic. Miami chic is classy but casual with a tropical Miami flair. It is characterized as casual/cocktail, light-colored attire appropriate for our warm climate and humid weather. Loose-fitting linen shirts, pants or short sleeve dress shirts are traditional for men. Casual flowy dresses and rompers paired with fashionable sandals, open-toed shoes or high heels are all acceptable and popular with women. Light colors, particularly pastels and tropical prints are a must for both sexes. For event sponsorship opportunities contact MRU4YOU@mru.edu.

Children’s Harbor Safe Harbor Society Mixer 3/10/22

Children’s Harbor Safe Harbor Society Mixer
Thursday, 03/10/2022-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $45

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

Children’s Harbor will host its first Safe Harbor Society Mixer of 2022 at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, benefiting the non-profit, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. The Mixer is the official kick-off leading up to the Children’s Harbor 9th Annual Harbor Lights Gala, themed Havana Nights, set for Saturday, April 9.

The Safe Harbor Society Mixer is open to the public. Tickets are $45 and include cocktails, hors d oeuvres and networking on the rooftop of the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3HEfD9Z.

The Safe Harbor Society is actively building a community of “Harbor Keepers,” a team of community advocates ushering in change to enhance the lives of foster children who have been impacted by trauma and neglect.

Psychedelic Medicine: The Future of Mental Health 2/19/22

Psychedelic Medicine: The Future of Mental Health
Saturday, 02/19/2022-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
Space Park
298 NE 61 Street,
Miami, Florida, 33137
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

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

For almost a year, Dustin Robinson, Esq. CPA has been hosting a monthly Psychedelic Series at Soho Beach House Miami. Due to the high demand of his Psychedelic Series, Robinson is partnering with Space Park Miami to host “Psychedelic Medicine: The Future of Mental Health” on Saturday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Presented by Nucleus and LinkMiamiRebels, Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH, psychedelic expert at Spine and Wellness Centers of America, and Zappy Zapolin, psychedelic concierge to the stars and founder of KetaMD, will join Robinson for this free panel to discuss the progress in medicine with the help of psychedelics.

At the event, attendees will learn firsthand how psychedelics are paving the way to many medicinal advancements. The panel will follow the 4:20 p.m. Space Park Yoga class.

Dr. Michelle Weiner is double board-certified in Interventional Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Weiner focuses on diagnosing and treating spine and musculoskeletal pain as well as chronic migraines at the Spine and Wellness Centers of America. Her unique approach of personalized and preventative medicine focuses on empowering her patients to cultivate health using lifestyle and plant medicine. Her research focuses on using cannabis as a substitute for opioids in chronic pain patients and cannabis’ effect on seniors with chronic pain. Dr. Weiner is the Vice President of Mr. Psychedelic Law and on the Advisory Board for Iter Investments. She uses cannabis and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy as a catalyst to identify the root cause of one’s suffering, optimizing their quality of life.

Zappy is often called on as a “psychedelic concierge” to help celebrities, thought leaders and business icons have a conscious transformation. Known as a visionary and futurist, Zappy has been spotting trends for decades such as internet domain names, legal CBD and cannabis, and now the burgeoning psychedelic economy. Zappy is the founder of Mind Army, The Ketamine Fund and KetaMD. Zappy’s documentary, “Lamar Odom Re/Born,” features Lamar Odom’s complete transformation from public breakdown, depression, and addiction to healthy and thriving through ketamine infusions and plant medicine.

Robinson is Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – a full service law firm focused on the cannabis and psychedelic industries; Co-Founder of Mr. Psychedelic Law – a non-profit focused on psychedelic legal reform; and Managing Principal of Iter Investments – a venture capital firm deploying capital across the psychedelic ecosystem. Along with Iter Investments, he recently launched Nucleus, a data-driven psychedelics platform that is focused on mental health data and technologies.

Carousel Club – Grand Opening Weekend (Friday) 2/18/22

Carousel Club – Grand Opening Weekend (Friday)
Friday, 02/18/2022-, 06:00 pm-03:00 am
Carousel Club at Gulfstream Park
901 S FEDERAL HIGHWAY,
HALLANDALE BEACH, Florida, 33009
Eventbrite
Cost: FREE

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

Opening Week Celebration for Carousel Club, Hallandale & Aventura’s brand new open-air gathering spot for cocktails, eats and entertainment.

You’re invited to Carousel Club’s Grand Opening Week celebration at Gulfstream Park!

Enjoy cool cocktails, delicious eats, & exciting entertainment from day-to-night!

RSVP Strongly Suggested, & Includes a Complimentary Welcome Cocktail

DOORS OPEN:

Friday, Feb. 18th: 6:00 PM

Saturday, Feb. 19th: 12:00 PM (NOON)

Sunday, Feb 20th: 12:00 PM (NOON)

TABLE RESERVATION REQUESTS: https://www.sevenrooms.com/events/carouselclubatgulfstreampark

EATS BY: Los Altos Taqueria, Spris Artisan Pizza, & more TBA

DRESS CODE: Proper Dress Attire Required. Venue reserves the right to deny entry at doorman’s discretion.

Carousel Club is a 21+ venue. Children accompanied by parents, & leashed dogs welcome before 6pm.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System at Galleria Fort Lauderdale 3/11/22 – 3/31/22

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System at Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 03/11/2022-03/31/2022, 11:00 am-
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

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

In honor of Women’s History Month, Galleria Fort Lauderdale will host History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System, a free photo exhibition. Six prominent women of today who are proponents of change, along with their historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community, will be showcased. The photography exhibition runs through March 31 at Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of six new outstanding women of today including Sebrina María Alfonso, music director for South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, founder and owner of Total Marine Solutions, Kathleen Cannon, president and CEO of United Way Broward County, Melanie Dickinson, president and publisher of South Florida Business Journal, Bertha Henry, county administrator for Broward County and Carolyn Michaels, executive vice president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Past pioneering women counterparts to be highlighted include Gertrude Denison (1915-1997), forerunner of Fort Lauderdale’s yachting industry, interior yacht designer for Broward Marine 1960 eventually establishing Yacht Interiors and honored in 1995 with a Showboat magazine lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the marine industry; Ruth Dichtenmueller (1904-1983), teacher, principal, vice president of Community Service Council and general supervisor of Broward County Schools; Anne Kolb (1932-1981), journalist, environmentalist, Florida Wildlife Federation Conservationist of the Year 1978 and the first woman to be elected Broward County Commission chair; Juliette Lange (1882-1977), mezzo soprano, musical comedy star vocalist and choir director at St Anthony’s Church also serving as president of the church’s Women’s Club; Eva Oliver (1883-1964), philanthropist, historian, active suffragette and first woman on the local election board, first president of the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club and chair of the committee that named Port Everglades and Lorna Simpson (1913-1995), Fort Lauderdale Daily News columnist, society editor/writer for Daytona Beach Sun-Record and WKAT writer and producer.

Last year’s inaugural Women Trailblazers, 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 Visit Lauderdale and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, went on to become part of History Fort Lauderdale’s permanent exhibition space housed in the New River Inn.

“Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” is presented by Memorial Healthcare System and is sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, United Way of Broward County, South Florida Business Journal, City & Shore PRIME magazine and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

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

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System Reception at Galleria Fort Lauderdale 3/10/22

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System Reception at Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 03/10/2022-, 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets for the special March 10 recognition ceremony preview honoring the six local women of today are $35 and are available at https://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers2022.

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

Tickets are available, now, for the opening reception of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System on Thursday, March 10, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Galleria Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd). Six prominent women of today who are proponents of change, along with their historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community, will be honored during the preview and recognition ceremony taking place during Women’s History Month and benefiting History Fort Lauderdale. The photography exhibition runs from March 10 – 31 at Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of six new outstanding women of today including Sebrina María Alfonso, music director for South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, founder and owner of Total Marine Solutions, Kathleen Cannon, president and CEO of United Way Broward County, Melanie Dickinson, president and publisher of South Florida Business Journal, Bertha Henry, county administrator for Broward County and Carolyn Michaels, executive vice president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Past pioneering women counterparts to be highlighted include Gertrude Denison (1915-1997), forerunner of Fort Lauderdale’s yachting industry, interior yacht designer for Broward Marine 1960 eventually establishing Yacht Interiors and honored in 1995 with a Showboat magazine lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the marine industry; Ruth Dichtenmueller (1904-1983), teacher, principal, vice president of Community Service Council and general supervisor of Broward County Schools; Anne Kolb (1932-1981), journalist, environmentalist, Florida Wildlife Federation Conservationist of the Year 1978 and the first woman to be elected Broward County Commission chair; Juliette Lange (1882-1977), mezzo soprano, musical comedy star vocalist and choir director at St Anthony’s Church also serving as president of the church’s Women’s Club; Eva Oliver (1883-1964), philanthropist, historian, active suffragette and first woman on the local election board, first president of the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club and chair of the committee that named Port Everglades and Lorna Simpson (1913-1995), Fort Lauderdale Daily News columnist, society editor/writer for Daytona Beach Sun-Record and WKAT writer and producer.

Last year’s inaugural Women Trailblazers, 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 Visit Lauderdale and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, went on to become part of History Fort Lauderdale’s permanent exhibition space housed in the New River Inn.

As part of the special event, Dillard’s will host a pop-up shop with 10% of its sales benefiting History Fort Lauderdale.

“Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” is presented by Memorial Healthcare System and is sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, United Way of Broward County, South Florida Business Journal, City & Shore PRIME magazine, Dillard’s, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

Tickets for the special March 10 recognition ceremony preview honoring the six local women of today are $35 and are available at https://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers2022.

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

MOCA Makers: Figure Drawing 2/12/22

MOCA Makers: Figure Drawing
Saturday, 02/12/2022-, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33161
Website
Cost: Free

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

This MOCA Makers is offering students the opportunity to learn all about figure drawing in a live, in-person class taught by trained figure sculptor and MOCA’s Curator of Education Amanda Covach. Participants can bring their own supplies or art supplies are available for purchase if needed.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host “Second Sunday by The Shore” 2/13/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host “Second Sunday by The Shore”
Sunday, 02/13/2022-, 09:00 am-04:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

Welcoming locals and visitors of all ages to engage in “Infinite Experiences for Everyone Under the Sun,” The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is hosting Second Sunday by the Shore. Starting Feb. 13, the community gathering and building event encourages the public to spend the day at The LOOP to connect with their neighbors and make new friends.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic blanket and lawn chair, or borrow one from The LOOP, and enjoy a rotation of live music, interactive experiences, a picnic brunch setting, a Shop & Stroll market, oceanside yoga and a variety of lawn games including pickleball, checkers, tic-tac-toe, and more.

The Shop & Stroll Marketplace will feature an array of fresh, ready-to-eat food; handmade goods; home furnishings; apothecary items; clothing; accessories; and more.

At 9:30 a.m., Shay Palmer, the founder and owner of Mission Yoga, will lead an oceanside yoga flow on the main lawn in partnership with LO/OP Fit. Yoga lovers of all levels will relish in the ocean breeze and sunshine as they flow through a dynamic sequence of postures and breathwork.

On select months a rotation of interactive experiences will take place, including:
• March 13, May 8 and July 10: Community art project with local artist Djerlens “DJ” Chery. Chery will lead attendees in an interactive class where they will paint ocean scenes depicted in the commissioned artwork, he created for the Fort Lauderdale Beach lifeguard tower wraps.

The monthly schedule of activities includes:
• All Day: Shop & Stroll Marketplace
• 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Oceanside Yoga
• 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Live Music
• 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Lawn games and more
Live Music Lineup:
• Feb. 13: Pan Paradise, South Florida’s premier steel drum and Reggae band
• March 13: Steeltown Religion Band, 12 – 3 p.m.

Yoga Pricing:
• $5 for Mission Yoga members
• $10 pre-registration for nonmembers
• $15 day of the event; Couples drop in special of 2 for $22 on February 13

For more information, please visit https://theloopflb.com/events/2nd-sunday-by-the-shore-2022-02-13/.
To register for yoga, please visit https://theloopflb.com/events/2nd-sunday-by-the-shore-yoga/.
For vendor and sponsor inquiries, please email info@theloopflb.com.

Free TPS Assistance 3/17/22

Free TPS Assistance
Thursday, 03/17/2022-03/19/2022, 08:00 am-08:00 pm
The Office of New Americans
601 NW 1st Court,
Miami, Florida, 33136
Website
Cost: FREE

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

The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade is hosting FREE monthly 3-day Virtual TPS Clinics for Venezuelan and Haitian community members. Get your questions answered and assistance with filing out your forms. Available in English, Spanish and Creole.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) gives permission to live and work in the US for immigrants from specific countries deemed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as unsafe for them to return to. Even if you have asylum status pending or have Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) work authorization, we encourage you to apply for TPS.

These TPS Clinics are made possible with the support and partnership of Catholic Legal Services, Americans for Immigrant Justice, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, HIAS, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, Florida Immigrant Coalition, ABA Commission on Immigration, Venezuelan American Alliance, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Family Action Network Movement (FAMN), the Venezuelan Embassy, Haitian Lawyers Association, and Miami Worker Center.

Virtual Open Enrollment for Homeownership Application with Habitat for Humanity of Broward 2/1/22 – 2/28/22

Virtual Open Enrollment for Homeownership Application with Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Tuesday, 02/01/2022-03/31/2022, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
More Information
Cost: Free

Open enrollment underway for Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s pre-application process for new energy efficient, affordable housing at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” and North-West 27th Street developments in Pompano Beach via www.habitatbroward.org.

The new energy efficient models will include four bedrooms, garages, modern kitchens, landscaped yards, and hurricane impact windows.

These locations are minutes away from beautiful beaches, schools, churches, a lively art and cultural scene, and great recreational and shopping amenity.
The homes include the last 33 to be built in the new intentional community, “A Rick Case Habitat Community,” which when completed, will be the largest affordable housing development of single-family homes in Broward’s history, providing 76 homes for hard-working families.

The application process has four steps that includes a pre-qualification questionnaire, orientation, financial analysis review and face-to-face interview. Successful applicants can expect to move into a home within 12 to 18 months.

Qualifications include but are not limited to the following:

• Must be a first-time homebuyer.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
• Must be a current Broward County resident or working in Broward (for a year or more).
• Must demonstrate a need for affordable housing.
• Must be able to afford a zero-percent mortgage and make a $2,000 down-payment.

Interested families can visit https://www.habitatbroward.org/2020-pre-qualification-questionnaire/ to start the pre-application process.

Adopt a Sweetheart Humane Society of Broward County Event 2/12/22

Adopt a Sweetheart Humane Society of Broward County Event
Saturday, 02/12/2022-, 12:00 am-12:00 am
Humane Society of Broward County
2070 Griffin Road in Fort Lauderdale,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost:

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

BrightStar Credit Union and The Humane Society of Broward County are finding forever homes for pets in need at the annual “Adopt A Sweetheart” event, taking place on Valentine’s Day weekend, February 12, 2022, through February 14, 2022, at the Humane Society of Broward County.

Whether it’s a pooch to smooch or a cat to cuddle, the community will be able to find the Valentine of their dreams waiting for them at the adoption center. Visitors will be able to stroll through the “Tunnel of Love” to find a feline friend or visit “Lover’s Lane” to meet the dogs.

The adoption kennels open daily at 11 a.m. Early visitors will also be able to enjoy special treats and baked goods thanks to a bake sale courtesy of the HSBC’s Teen Club and Kid’s Club, and participate in a giveaway by BrightStar Credit Union.

Adoption fees for pets one year of age and older will be 50% off and select animals will have adoption fees covered, courtesy of BrightStar Credit Union. Regular adoption fees for pets over a year are $150 for dogs and $40 for cats.

All pets are spayed or neutered before going home. They also receive preliminary vaccinations, a 14-day health care plan courtesy of VCA Animal Hospitals, microchip, heartworm test for dogs over 7 months, feline leukemia test, a bag of Purina ONE food and more.

For more information visit bscu.org/sweetheart or www.humanebroward.com.

WHEN: Saturday, February 12, 2022 – Monday, February 14, 2022
Adoption hours at the shelter are 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday; and 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Monday

WHERE: Humane Society of Broward County, 2070 Griffin Road in Fort Lauderdale
954-989-3977 ext. 6

About BrightStar Credit Union
BrightStar Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in South Florida with more than 61,000 members. BrightStar Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative with a total of seven branch locations in Broward County. BrightStar offers a variety of financial services including checking and savings accounts, personal, home equity and mortgage loans and investments and insurance. For more information, please visit www.bscu.org.
About The Humane Society of Broward County
The Humane Society of Broward County is a private, non-profit organization supported by donations from people and companies who want to help us help the animals. The shelter receives no government funding and is not affiliated with any local or national organization with a similar name.

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MEDIA CONTACTS
Dana Rhoden
The Dana Agency
dana@thedanaagency.com
305-758-1110

Cherie Wachter
Vice President of Marketing
Humane Society of Broward County
954-266-6831
humanebroward.com

All Abilities Series: Valentine’s Day Performance and Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights and Adult Cabaret 2/13/22

All Abilities Series: Valentine’s Day Performance and Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights and Adult Cabaret
Sunday, 02/13/2022-, 02:00 pm-

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce the next event of its All Abilities Series in 2022.

People who love to sing, or just listen in, are invited to enjoy the spirit of friendship and love in anticipation of Valentine’s Day by joining a virtual Valentine’s Day Performance and Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights and Adult Cabaret on Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m.

Artist-In-Residence Tammy Holder will lead the Broward Center’s youth and adult ensemble as participants join in. The Zoom link to join the session is on the Broward Center’s website.

With engaging arts experiences, the All Abilities Series features inclusive, free interactive virtual events for families to enjoy from the comfort of their homes. Everyone is welcome to participate and no prior experience is needed.

These free virtual events for the neurodiverse community are funded by the Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) for their continued in-kind support.

Women Authors Across Cultures: Where Are We Going 5/1/22

Women Authors Across Cultures: Where Are We Going
Sunday, 05/01/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
University of Miami Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

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

The world has been turned upside down by the pandemic, climate change, gender inequality, political upheavals, racial unrest, and even threats to democracy. So where do we go from here? Join our renowned women authors across various cultures to address this topic.

• Bandy X. Lee – The New York Times bestselling author and advocate for mental health assessments of elected leaders; President, World Mental Health Coalition.

• Andrea Pino-Silva – Author, “We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out”; her work was featured in “The Hunting Ground,” a film about her campus assault activism; Doctoral Student, UNC-Chapel Hill.

• Lutze Segu – Social Justice Doula/Blogger (lutzesegu.com); Collaborates with organizations to improve their culture/policies regarding racism, gender- and LGBTQ-biases; Ph.D. Candidate in The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia.

• Jessica Valenti – The New York Times bestselling author of “Sex Object: A Memoir”; Journalist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The Guardian; named one of the “Top 100 Inspiring Women” in the world by The Guardian; her hard-hitting newsletter, “All in Her Head,” influences women around the world.

Following the program, grab a drink in the lobby, or your fridge, and come back to the big room and re-join the authors to ask your questions in-person or virtually!

Please Note: The Q&A Afterparty is a $15 paid event both in-person and virtually, and you must register for this session. To be part of this interactive Q&A session, please select the proper ticket type (in-person ticket or online admission) in addition to the main event ticket/admission.

7th Vital Voices Miami Hybrid Mentoring Walk|Talk 3/5/22

7th Vital Voices Miami Hybrid Mentoring Walk|Talk
Saturday, 03/05/2022-, 09:00 am-12:00 pm
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
3201 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33140
Eventbrite
Cost: Free for students

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

The 7th Vital Voices Miami Hybrid Mentoring Walk|Talk is happening on Saturday, March 5th!

Join hundreds of women from South Florida and the Latin America region as well as 15,000+ around the world in this hybrid and bilingual event. The 7th Vital Voices Miami Hybrid Mentoring Walk|Talk is a unique opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day and meet amazing, like-minded women.

The annual Mentoring Walk brings together established and emerging women leaders to walk | talk together in their community.

The 60-minute walk | talk consists of a dialogue between the mentor and the mentee, where both engage in the reflection of their professional and personal challenges and successes. As they walk|talk, they establish a mentoring relationship in which the mentor guides, advises and supports the mentee, building a new generation of leaders who could unlock some of the most pressing problems facing their communities.

Tri-Rail’s Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Rail Fun Day at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station at Dania Beach 2/19/22

Tri-Rail’s Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Rail Fun Day at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station at Dania Beach
Saturday, 02/19/2022-, 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

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

Tri-Rail’s Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Rail Fun Day will return to the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station at Dania Beach on Saturday, February 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees of the 12th annual outdoor free family fun day will enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, interactive games, cookie decorating, photos with Tri-Rail’s mascot Conductor George Green and popular costume characters, face painting, giveaways, food trucks and the “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent” singing competition.

Families who attend will enjoy interactive games, activities and samplings from popular South Florida businesses and organizations including the Florida Panthers, Broward County Transit, Stranahan House, Art and Culture Center Hollywood and Humane Society of Broward County plus event sponsor Dania Dermatology. Popular food trucks Battle Rig BBQ, Jake’s Drive-in Burgers, Tony Waffles and Bona Ice Cream will offer delicious food for sale.

Attendees will also enjoy live stage entertainment during Tri-Rail’s “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent” show where young singers will show-off their singing abilities. 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 recording session with MikeSoperMusic. The 12 talented singers selected to compete are:

• Annabelle Calles, Miami Lakes
• Sofia Casares, Cooper City
• Gina Conte, Coral Springs
• Heather Durand, Loxahatchee
• Victoria Johnson, Boca Raton
• Zachary Kopelman, Plantation
• Naliyah Pacheco, Hollywood
• Morgan Siegel, Boca Raton
• Sky-Lynn Silver, Delray Beach
• Sebastian Spiegel, Boca Raton
• Ilan Tarrab, Hollywood
• Morgan Brooke Wilder, Coral Springs

Event-goers are encouraged to ride the train to the event with round-trip fares just $5 and free for kids 12 and under on this day, only. Plus, the first 200 ticketed riders to visit the Tri-Rail booth and present a valid Tri-Rail ticket dated February 19, 2022, will receive a free gift.

To learn more about Tri-Rail’s Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Rail Fun Day and for train schedules and fare information, visit www.tri-rail.com or call 1-800-TRI-RAIL.

Broward Center’s Arts and Crafts with Young At Art 1/29/22

Broward Center’s Arts and Crafts with Young At Art
Saturday, 01/29/2022-, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Participants have an opportunity to revive their creativity for the New Year with Arts and Crafts with Young At Art on Saturday, January 29 at 11 a.m. Join Emily Emond, Artist and Educator at Young At Art Museum, as she takes participants through a fun, hands-on artistic experience using fabric as the main medium. Step by step, participants will learn how to compose a picture using abstract shapes cut from various fabrics and even old clothing. The list of supplies for this project and the Zoom link to join the session are available on the Broward Center’s website at https://bit.ly/3zZpgwY.

Mindful Mondays with STAY FIT 305 at The Gale South Beach 1/31/22

Mindful Mondays with STAY FIT 305 at The Gale South Beach
Monday, 01/31/2022-, 06:30 pm-07:30 pm
The Gale South Beach
1690 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $10

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

The Gale South Beach is hosting Mindful Mondays with STAY FIT 305 for a unique yoga and meditation experience on January 31 at 6:30 p.m.

STAY FIT 305 is a local fitness community with a mission to promote health and wellness in South Florida. With STAY FIT 305, you can experience yoga and meditation like never before with expert tips from Miami’s top instructors. The Gale is hosting the event on the rooftop for a relaxing evening under the beautiful sunset. Find your sense of calm and balance while enjoying all the scenic views that South Beach has to offer. Guests will also receive complimentary giveaways from Phocus, a 100% naturally caffeinated sparkling water.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite for $10.

Locust Projects – Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib Closing Program: Forest Bathing 2/5/22

Locust Projects – Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib Closing Program: Forest Bathing
Saturday, 02/05/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost:

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

Open up your senses, relax, and step into the surreal microcosmic environment of Field Companion by Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib. Enjoy an intimate electronic performance at Locust Projects by Maitejosune Urrechaga and Tony Kapel (Pocket Of Lollipops) with Daniel Clapp (Nightly Closures). Ever-expanding with branching layers of various frequencies and audio loops, the performance responds to the thread-like patterns of mycelium, forming aural connections amongst the musicians and with the audience.

Locust Projects Art Teacher Appreciation Social by Locust Art Builders (LAB) 2/3/22

Locust Projects Art Teacher Appreciation Social by Locust Art Builders (LAB)
Thursday, 02/03/2022-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

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

Every artist is shaped by the art teachers and mentors who inspired them along the way. To show our appreciation for the invaluable impact you make, Locust Art Builders (LAB) invites you to join us for drinks, lite bites, and, of course, art. Please RSVP & be sure to share with your favorite art teachers.

“60 Years of Black Art” Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students at History Fort Lauderdale 2/1/22 – 2/28/22

“60 Years of Black Art” Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students at History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/01/2022-02/28/2022, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: 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.

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

In celebration of Black History Month, History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “60 Years of Black Art,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students, from February 1 – 28. The exhibit, curated by instructor Celestin Joseph, represents historical and contemporary themes of equality from the perspective of students at the very school that was instrumental in overturning segregation laws in the City of Fort Lauderdale 51 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.

“60 Years of Black Art,” will feature a variety of styles and mediums reflecting African American culture, arts and entertainment and the ongoing struggle for inclusion and acceptance. Featured pieces in the exhibition include works by AP students Angel Pena, Naima Cornelius, Lewis James, Jennifer Turner and Tay Small, among others.

Joseph received his master’s in fine arts in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a bachelor’s in fine arts, cum laude, from the University of Hartford as a painting major, with an art history minor, and concentrations in printmaking and graphic design studies. Joseph also received a prestigious Yale/Norfolk Art and Music Scholarship to further his studies. Currently, he is teaching Advanced Placement studio art classes at his alma mater Dillard Center for the Arts where he has been strengthening the visual arts program since 1999.

“60 Years of Black Art,” is one of several engaging multicultural experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a visual narrative weaving the story of the ever-changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the first people to today’s sightseers, “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 stories and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting Caribbean, Latin, Native American and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“60 Years of Black Art,” is sponsored, in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council and Visit Lauderdale.

History Fort Lauderdale is 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.

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. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Free TPS Assistance 1/20/22

Free TPS Assistance
Thursday, 01/20/2022-01/22/2022, 08:00 am-05:00 pm
The Office of New Americans
601 NW 1st Court,
Miami, Florida, 33136
Website
Cost: FREE

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

The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade is hosting FREE monthly 3-day Virtual TPS Clinics for Venezuelan and Haitian community members. Get your questions answered and assistance with filing out your forms. Available in English, Spanish and Creole.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) gives permission to live and work in the US for immigrants from specific countries deemed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as unsafe for them to return to. Even if you have asylum status pending or have Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) work authorization, we encourage you to apply for TPS.

Upcoming TPS Clinics:
January 20th – 22nd
February 17th – 19th
March 17th – 19th

These TPS Clinics are made possible with the support and partnership of Catholic Legal Services, Americans for Immigrant Justice, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, HIAS, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, Florida Immigrant Coalition, ABA Commission on Immigration, Venezuelan American Alliance, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Family Action Network Movement (FAMN), the Venezuelan Embassy, Haitian Lawyers Association, and Miami Worker Center.


About Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade
The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

American Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs Open House 3/10/22

American Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs Open House
Thursday, 03/10/2022-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

What/Who:
The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America by Niche,
is pleased to announce that its summer programs, including Day Camp and Summer Institute, will be offered in-person or online during Summer 2022. The summer programs will run for nine weeks starting June 13 through August 12, 2022.

Summer Institute:
The American Heritage Summer Institute is a summer educational program that offers over 120 enrichment and reinforcement courses (3 week sessions or weekly seminars), specifically designed with student interest and engagement in mind, to students from PK3 through 12th grade. American Heritage Schools’ course offerings are often viewed as the gold standard in college-preparatory education and the Summer Institute continues that standard.

High school course offerings include advanced test prep, honors and AP level research work, as well as unique pre-professional programs for those interested in future careers in medicine, law, or business entrepreneurship.

The Summer Institute also offers a wide variety of enrichment and reinforcement programs for Middle School (grades 6-8) and Lower School (Pre-K 3 to 5th grade) students as well as one-on-one tutoring options for those looking to enhance their skills and build confidence as we head into the new school year.

The American Heritage Summer Institute features top-notch instructors, all of whom are degreed and certified professionals in their fields.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://online.ahschool.com/pages/summer-institute

Summer Camps:
American Heritage Schools’ summer camp programs are designed for children ages 3-14. In addition to Day Camp, specialty camps vary by campus, and include Robotics, Art, Science, Musical Theatre, Video Production and Sports camps. Each camper enjoys age-appropriate activities supervised by American Heritage Schools’ highly qualified staff.

Cabins for ages 3-5 are co-ed, while ages 6-13 have separate cabins for boys and girls. All cabins, which are classrooms during the school year, are air conditioned and campers take pride in decorating them to reflect the cabin’s theme.

To expand the number of recreational activities available to campers ages 8-13, age-appropriate field trips are scheduled. All field trips are supervised by Off-Campus Directors as well as an appropriate number of counselors. Prior to starting camp, campers will receive a schedule of activities.

American Heritage offers Free bus transportation from central locations throughout the tri-county area.

The summer camps are directed by state certified teachers and college or high school students who have been carefully screened by American Heritage Schools. Many of the counselors are students or alumni of the school or have been campers or Counselors In Training (CITs) for a number of years. They are well-trained in safety and camp policies.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://online.ahschool.com/pages/day-camp

When:
The summer programs run for nine weeks starting June 13 through Aug. 12, 2022.

How:
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://online.ahschool.com/ or please contact 1-888-490-7467 or e-mail Summeronlineinquiry@ahschool.com.

Ahead of the summer programs, American Heritage Schools’ will host virtual open houses on three different dates. The Summer Programs Open House dates and registration links are as follows:
· March 10, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5 – Link to register
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12 – Link to register

Cost:
Summer Day Camp prices vary per program and start at $550.
Campers who register for Day Camp early before March 4 will receive a 10% discount.

Summer Institute 3-week courses start at $1100.00
Summer Institute weekly seminars start at $420.00

About American Heritage Schools: American Heritage Schools, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 40-acre campuses: the Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,650 students in PK3 through 12th grades; the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. Approximately 70 percent of the faculty hold postgraduate degrees. American Heritage Schools is nationally and internationally accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), and National Council for Private Schools. The Lower School includes advanced classes and 15 electives, and the Upper School offers over 300 courses with 138 honors classes, 28 Advanced Placement classes, and 75 fine arts classes. Pre-professional programs are offered in pre-med, pre-law, pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, business & entrepreneurship, and computer science that are taught daily by doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges, engineers, and computer scientists currently practicing in their fields. For 12 years, American Heritage Schools has been ranked the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, and the school is home to the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the U.S. The Model UN team is top 5 in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. It is ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, according to Niche. Its Science Research Institute enables students to conduct research on real-world problems, and its students have earned international recognition for their findings.

For more information about American Heritage Schools, visit its website or email admissions@ahschool.com.

Broward Campus: (954) 472-0022 ext. 3021 or email admissions.pl@ahschool.com
Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 219 or email admissions.bd@ahschool.com

Sips N’ Selfies Lincoln Eatery Anniversary Party 1/29/22

Sips N’ Selfies Lincoln Eatery Anniversary Party
Saturday, 01/29/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
The Lincoln Eatery
723 N Lincoln Lane,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
RSVP / Register
Cost: FREE

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

Come join The Lincoln Eatery’s Sips N’ Selfies Anniversary Party on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m. for complimentary cocktails and lite bites. Co-hosted by the Miami New Times, guests will mix and mingle while enjoying free food and drink to celebrate another year with Miami Beach’s best food hall. Features include a frozen lemonade stand, drink specials, tastings, live DJ sets, and special guest performances such as local talent Yoli Mayer (“America’s Got Talent” 2017).

The Lincoln Eatery has brought together a total of 16 fast-casual, artisan and grab-&-go concepts in a space that reflects the fast-paced vibe emerging in Miami Beach’s expanded Lincoln Road district.

Whether you’re a local foodie looking for a quick bite or visiting from out of town and craving an authentic Miami Beach experience, The Lincoln Eatery has something for everyone and is the destination to meet, eat, drink and relax in Miami Beach.

21+ only.

Market at THesis 1/15/22

Market at THesis
Saturday, 01/15/2022-, 12:00 pm-03:00 pm
THesis Hotel Miami
1350 S Dixie Hwy,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

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

THesis Hotel, located in the heart of Coral Gables, is proud to kick off 2022 with Market @ THesis, an open air market in the welcoming ambience of the hotel’s paseo courtyard taking place on Jan. 15 from 12-3 p.m. The market brings together visitors, neighbors and hotel guests to support the community and celebrate the fun and family oriented culture of Coral Gables.

Market @ THesis supports local small businesses by having a rotating selection of vendors. Guests can purchase various in-season goods, such as fresh produce, delicious artisanal foods and a plethora of lifestyle and wellness products. The event provides a variety of entertainment, including live music and giveaways, to craft a fun and eventful time for every guest. Attendees can choose to pair their experience with lunch at Orno, one of two on-site restaurants offered at THesis Hotel, by 3x James Beard Nominee Chef Niven Patel.

THesis Hotel is a modern property that serves as a cultural hub and communal gathering space. With a philosophy centered around being more than just a hotel, it’s a destination that fosters genuine connection and creative expression. With a sun-filled rooftop pool with tropical views, a poolside bar and two on-site restaurants, it’s an oasis where curious, like-minded individuals exchange ideas, celebrate art, discover new cultural experiences and engage with their community.

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: Bias and Racism in Our Culture – How do we evolve? 1/11/22

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: Bias and Racism in Our Culture – How do we evolve?
Tuesday, 01/11/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
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Cost: Free

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

Racism, homophobia and self-hatred seethe through Island City Stage’s world premiere of Andrew Kramer’s political mystery thriller, Armature, debuting on January 27. Prior to its opening, the award-winning theatre company invites the community to take part in its second Behind the Red Curtain free public forum entitled “Bias and Racism in Our Culture – How do we evolve?” at its theatre.

Guest panelists will include Anthony Abbate, chair, Racial Equity Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce; Patricia Zeiler, executive director, History Fort Lauderdale, Walter Honaman, supervising attorney, Children’s Advocacy Program, Legal Aid Service of Broward County; Dwayne Rayner, executive director, Partners in Racial Justice and Karen Stephens, award-winning actress.

This forum is supported by the Racial Equality Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Armature runs from January 27 – February 27, 2022. Directed by Michael Leeds and Andy Rogow, Armature is a searing story of love, lust and betrayal. A “burning” is the undercurrent of this gripping drama of which the Armature Bar is at the epicenter. The play connects the stories of two sexy, troubled gay men and a Black family whose matriarch is running for political office.

Armature features an ensemble cast including Karen Stephens as Blythe, Matthew Salas as Evan, Michael Ford as Shod, and Yesenia Ozuna as Monica. Joining them is Kent Chambers Wilson (Mama) and Keith Wade (Denson).

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson in October. Upcoming productions include Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from March 17 – April 17, 2022; The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

In honor of its 10th anniversary season, Island City Stage created The Behind the Red Curtain free public forum series to engage the community in timely, relevant issues that are both addressed in its productions and affect the South Florida community. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

BrightStar Credit Union Auto Refinance Sweepstakes 12/22/21 – 12/30/21

BrightStar Credit Union Auto Refinance Sweepstakes
Sunday, 12/22/2021-12/30/2021, 08:00 am-11:59 pm

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (December 1, 2021) – BrightStar Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in South Florida, has launched a special auto refinance sweepstakes where participants can enter for a chance to win one year (12 months) of auto loan payments when they refinance with BrightStar Credit Union from now until December 31st.

As nationwide auto inventories are at an all-time low, BrightStar will grant one entry, randomly chosen, to have 12 months paid off of their auto loan up to a maximum of $4,200.

Refinancing with BrightStar Credit Union will allow entrants to:
A chance to win 12-months of auto loan payments.
Competitive rates starting at 1.75% APR* with flexible loan terms.
Receive up to $150 cash** deposited into a BrightStar Savings Account when refinancing an auto loan from elsewhere.
No car payment for 90 days.

“For the holiday season, we look forward to giving back to our local community in South Florida and our auto refinance sweepstakes is just one of our many campaigns,” said Dustin Jacobs, VP of Marketing at BrightStar Credit Union. “Through this special sweepstakes, we hope to aid anyone who is feeling lost with their current auto loan, so they have one less thing to worry about.”

BrightStar continues to provide comprehensive financial services to members while simultaneously supporting its larger mission of providing for the local community. By developing a number of programs, partnerships, and initiatives, BrightStar has remained at the forefront of supporting financial literacy for decades and has made financial commitments of more than $1.2 million in the past 5 years alone.

Additional information about BrightStar’s auto refinance sweepstakes can be found on their website.

About BrightStar Credit Union

BrightStar Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in South Florida with more than 60,000 members. BrightStar Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative with a total of seven branch locations in Broward County, with more opening in 2021. BrightStar offers a variety of financial services including checking and savings accounts, personal, home equity and mortgage loans and investments and insurance. For more information, please visit www.bscu.org.

American Heritage Schools to Host Spring Virtual Open Houses for Palm Beach Campus 2/1/22

American Heritage Schools to Host Spring Virtual Open Houses for Palm Beach Campus
Tuesday, 02/01/2022-, 09:30 pm-12:30 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

What/Who:
The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America by Niche, is hosting spring virtual open house events that will stream live for prospective families who are interested in enrolling their children at its Broward or Palm Beach campuses.

Each open house offers parents and children an opportunity to meet with American Heritage Schools’ team, including the admissions directors, teachers, program directors and principals. The Broward campus will host its virtual open houses on Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and the Palm Beach campus will host its virtual open houses on Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m. and Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.

The spring virtual open house will start with a brief introduction from school administrators, then will break into smaller groups to tour the campus. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about American Heritage Schools’ extensive curriculum from the educators. The school’s goal is to introduce guests to the campus, the curriculum, philosophy and culture so they can learn what makes American Heritage Schools the Best College Preparatory School in America.

American Heritage Schools in Broward, Florida, is the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars; the school’s Palm Beach campus is No. 2 in National Merit Scholars out of all schools in Florida. Their combined students from both campuses comprise 9% of all National Merit Scholars Semifinalists throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida.

This marks the 12th consecutive year American Heritage has had the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists in Florida. One in four students in the class of 2022 scored in the top one percent of students in the nation.

If families are unable to attend one of the Spring Virtual Open House and/or would prefer a one-on-one virtual tour, please call the Admissions Office directly.

● Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 219 or email admissions.bd@ahschool.com

When:
Palm Beach Campus
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m. for grades PK3–5
Saturday, Feb. 5, 10:00 a.m. for grades 6-12.

How:
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://www.ahschool.com/open-house.
Spaces will be limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

About American Heritage Schools: American Heritage Schools, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 40-acre campuses: the Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,650 students in PK3 through 12th grades; the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. Approximately 70 percent of the faculty hold postgraduate degrees. American Heritage Schools is nationally and internationally accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), and National Council for Private Schools. The Lower School includes advanced classes and 15 electives, and the Upper School offers over 300 courses with 138 honors classes, 28 Advanced Placement classes, and 75 fine arts classes. Pre-professional programs are offered in pre-med, pre-law, pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, business & entrepreneurship, and computer science that are taught daily by doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges, engineers, and computer scientists currently practicing in their fields. For 12 years, American Heritage Schools has been ranked the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, and the school is home to the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the U.S. The Model UN team is top 5 in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. It is ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, according to Niche. Its Science Research Institute enables students to conduct research on real-world problems, and its students have earned international recognition for their findings.

For more information about American Heritage Schools, visit its website or email admissions@ahschool.com.

Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 219 or email admissions.bd@ahschool.com

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and Gottsch’s Princess Yurievskaya World Premiere 1/19/21

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and Gottsch’s Princess Yurievskaya World Premiere
Wednesday, 01/19/2022-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $15 – $95

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

South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) rings in 2022 with the old and the new! The esteemed orchestra, conducted by Sebrina María Alfonso, will perform the world premiere of local composer John D. Gottsch’s Princess Yurievskaya followed by Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique as part of its Masterworks III series. The concert will commence on January 19, at 7:30 p.m., at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale.

The concert will begin with the world premiere live performance of Princess Yurievskaya by SFSO composer-in-residence, John D. Gottsch. Princess Yurievskaya charts the passionate love of Catherine Dolgorukova and Tsar Alexander II — from their first meeting and eventual marriage to his assassination. This vivid narrative is full of exciting dances and torrid romance, irradiated with evocative orchestral solos.

In June 2020, Gottsch’s debut album – featuring Princess Yurievskaya and another SFSO premiere, Sunset, was released by Naxos Records, the world’s leading classical music label. The works, performed by Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso and South Florida Symphony Orchestra, were recorded at Nova Southeastern University’s Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on March 10 -11, 2020, prior to the challenges and closures of the world health pandemic.

John D. Gottsch was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to Florida with his family, shortly thereafter. He spent his youth in the lake country of the Sunshine State traveling extensively and observing natural habitats. These explorations of Florida gave him an enduring love for its beauty and wildlife. He has been a lifelong composer and a number of his compositions reflect his deep appreciation of the outdoors. SFSO also performed Gottsch’s Bagatelles for Violin & Piano as part of its Summer With the Symphony Series in June 2021. His piano suite, Homosassa, premiered in Palm Beach in 2020. His piano quintet, Maryland Hunt, premiered at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington, D.C in 2018 and has been performed in Philadelphia, Vienna, Rotterdam and Baltimore. Gottsch, a full-time doctor, now splits his time between Baltimore and Key West.

The program concludes with a work that Tchaikovsky considered to be the best of all his creations. In the last few months of his life, Tchaikovsky composed his haunting Symphony No. 6 in B minor – which made its premiere just nine days before his death. He called it “The Passionate Symphony,” using the equivalent Russian word which the French then mistranslated into “Pathétique” (meaning “evoking pity”) after his death.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra, recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, launched its 2021-22 season in spectacular style on November 17 with Berlioz’ spirited Roman Carnival Overture; Ravel’s vibrant orchestration of Mussorgsky’s musical art gallery, Pictures at an Exhibition; and a 100th birthday celebration in honor of Astor Piazzolla, featuring The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas) performed by violinist Siwoo Kim. The season continued in early December with performances of Handel’s glorious Messiah to full houses in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The season runs through April 28, 2022.

Tickets for Masterworks III: Tchaikovsky & Gottsch start at $15 for the January 19 concert at The Parker (707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale). Tickets are on sale, now at southfloridasymphony.org/masterworksiii. Additional health and safety concert attendance protocols can be found on the site. Student tickets and group rates are also available by calling (954) 522-8445 or emailing info@southfloridasymphony.org.

American Heritage Schools to Host Spring Virtual Open Houses for Broward Campus 2/5/22

American Heritage Schools to Host Spring Virtual Open Houses for Broward Campus
Saturday, 02/05/2022-, 12:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

What/Who:
The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America by Niche, is hosting spring virtual open house events that will stream live for prospective families who are interested in enrolling their children at its Broward or Palm Beach campuses.

Each open house offers parents and children an opportunity to meet with American Heritage Schools’ team, including the admissions directors, teachers, program directors and principals. The Broward campus will host its virtual open houses on Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and the Palm Beach campus will host its virtual open houses on Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m. and Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.

The spring virtual open house will start with a brief introduction from school administrators, then will break into smaller groups to tour the campus. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about American Heritage Schools’ extensive curriculum from the educators. The school’s goal is to introduce guests to the campus, the curriculum, philosophy and culture so they can learn what makes American Heritage Schools the Best College Preparatory School in America.

American Heritage Schools in Broward, Florida, is the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars; the school’s Palm Beach campus is No. 2 in National Merit Scholars out of all schools in Florida. Their combined students from both campuses comprise 9% of all National Merit Scholars Semifinalists throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida.

This marks the 12th consecutive year American Heritage has had the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists in Florida. One in four students in the class of 2022 scored in the top one percent of students in the nation.

If families are unable to attend one of the Spring Virtual Open House and/or would prefer a one-on-one virtual tour, please call the Admissions Office directly.

● Broward Campus: (954) 472-0022 ext. 3021 or email admissions.pl@ahschool.com

When:
Broward Campus
Saturday, Feb. 5; 12:00 p.m. for grades PK3–6
Saturday, Feb. 5; 2:00 p.m. for grades for 7–12

How:
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://www.ahschool.com/open-house.
Spaces will be limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

About American Heritage Schools: American Heritage Schools, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 40-acre campuses: the Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,650 students in PK3 through 12th grades; the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. Approximately 70 percent of the faculty hold postgraduate degrees. American Heritage Schools is nationally and internationally accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), and National Council for Private Schools. The Lower School includes advanced classes and 15 electives, and the Upper School offers over 300 courses with 138 honors classes, 28 Advanced Placement classes, and 75 fine arts classes. Pre-professional programs are offered in pre-med, pre-law, pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, business & entrepreneurship, and computer science that are taught daily by doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges, engineers, and computer scientists currently practicing in their fields. For 12 years, American Heritage Schools has been ranked the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, and the school is home to the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the U.S. The Model UN team is top 5 in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. It is ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, according to Niche. Its Science Research Institute enables students to conduct research on real-world problems, and its students have earned international recognition for their findings.

For more information about American Heritage Schools, visit its website or email admissions@ahschool.com.

Broward Campus: (954) 472-0022 ext. 3021 or email admissions.pl@ahschool.com

Funding Arts Broward’s (FAB) “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” 1/10/22

Funding Arts Broward’s (FAB) “Black & White: A Night At The Museum”
Monday, 01/10/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $75 per person

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

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its fifth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” special event on Monday, January 10, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature exclusive exhibit tours, live entertainment, light bites and a decadent dessert table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience The Art of Assemblage, Margarita Cano: 90 Years and Jared McGriff: Where We Are You at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on a private tour by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

The Art of Assemblage features sculptures composed of found objects and repurposed materials in inventive and fanciful ways. In the practice of assemblage, materials such as scrap metal, broken shells, tattered fabrics and discarded toys are salvaged and brought together in unexpected combinations, creating poetic abstractions of everyday life. The exhibition is drawn primarily from the Museum’s collection and includes recent acquisitions to the Museum’s permanent collection by artists John Outterbridge, Vanessa German, Pablo Cano, and a collaborative work by Jorge Pardo and Jason Rhoades. It also includes works by Christian Holstad, Ernesto Neto and Jessica Stockholder, and significant artworks from the Museum’s collections of African and CoBrA art. This exhibition is curated by Ariella Wolens, Bryant-Taylor curator.

Margarita Cano: 90 Years celebrates Miami-based artist Margarita Cano’s remarkable long life and records her transition from Cuba to America, scientist to art services librarian, and finally, to a painter of dreams. This exhibition will encapsulate Cano’s multi-disciplinary practice as a self-taught artist whose creativity has manifested through wondrous miniature books, votive portraits, landscapes paintings, prints and photographs. Cano’s art is a portal into a celestial world in which memories are transformed into sacred visions of life and loss. This exhibition is curated by Bonnie Clearwater with Ariella Wolens. This exhibit is sponsored by Rita Holloway.

The first solo museum exhibition of Miami artist Jared McGriff, Where We Are You, showcases his dreamlike paintings that remain timeless, even as he integrates his family’s history of migration from the rural south to the rural west of Oklahoma and California into the realities of the present. The exhibition’s title, Where We Are You, encapsulates notions of African Ubuntu philosophy, where the individual becomes the whole through the experience of the group. McGriff’s compositions of single and grouped figures embody the guiding principle for many early cultures that each individual’s actions impact others and society. This exhibit is curated by Bonnie Clearwater and sponsored by Sandra Muss.

Champagne and cocktails, culinary delights, and selections by Israel Charles, arts and music program director at Dillard High School, will add to this festive event. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite black and white cocktail attire.

Tickets for “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” are $75 per person and are available at fundingartsbroward.org. For more information, please call (954) 353-7673 or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

Voices of Our Community: Race, Risk, and Resilience – LIBERTY CITY 12/17/21

Voices of Our Community: Race, Risk, and Resilience – LIBERTY CITY
Friday, 12/17/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Carrie Meek Senior Center (Charles Hadley Park)
1350 NW 50 street,
Miami, Florida, 33142
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Cost: FREE

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

The two-hour Liberty City community event is a creative arts showcase of residents sharing their perspectives on race, risk, and resillence under the weight of the inequalities surrounding disaster and economics.
Community artists and residents will share their experiences and insights through oral histories, performances, and various art mediums. Refreshments will be served.

6:00 – 7:00 pm ARTWALK Featuring Liberty City Artists (appetizers served)
7:00-8:00 pm Creative Arts Program Featuring community groups, theater, and individuals artistically sharing their experiences.

FREE EVENT – FREE PARKING

Bayfront New Year’s Eve 12/31/21, 1/1/22

Bayfront New Year’s Eve
Friday, 12/31/2021-01/01/2022, 06:00 pm-12:15 am
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free – $299

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

Miami Celebrates New Year’s Eve with Largest Free Concert in Years.

There is no better place to ring in the New Year than on the water at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. This year, we have plenty to celebrate, and the City of Miami is doing it in style with a free A-List concert for the ages. The star-studded lineup includes Gente de Zona, Chacal, El Micha, Willy Chirino, Nacho, Amaury Gutierrez, Noelia, Aymée Nuviola, Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez, Los 3 de la Habana, and a special guest we can’t reveal just yet! They’ll be singing their biggest hits and entertaining the crowds all night long. Nowhere else in the country will you find more stars on one stage. Only in Miami!

The celebration begins at 6:00pm at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami and open to all. Come down to the park early to secure your spot and enjoy Miami’s picturesque weather as we wait for the Big Orange to mark the beginning of the new year. Of course, there will be a spectacular firework show right on the Bay. You’ll never be closer to the sights and sounds of New Year’s than at Bayfront’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

Buy Tickets Here:
bayfrontnye.tixr.com

VIP doors open at 8PM-12AM!

Enjoy endless cocktails, wine, craft beer and a champagne toast…all under the starlit sky at Bayfront Park!

Holiday Cookies & Hot Cocoa at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park 12/18/21, 12/19/21

Holiday Cookies & Hot Cocoa at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
Saturday, 12/18/2021-12/19/2021, 02:00 pm-07:00 pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida, 33149
Eventbrite
Cost: FREE

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

Virginia Key Beach Park Trust will be hosting a Cookies and Hot Cocoa event, come join us!

The event will start at 2PM and continue until 7PM. Holiday lights will turn on at 5PM.

Take pictures with Santa himself from 4PM to 6PM.
Participate in our Ugly Sweater contest at 5PM.

Enjoy FREE Hot Cocoa and Cookies!!
Happening on TWO dates:
December 18th and December 19th, 2021 from 2PM-7PM.
For more information call 305-960-4600 or email info@virginiakeybeachpark.net

The Shakespeare Sound Company Presents A Christmas Carol LIVE Free Event at History Fort Lauderdale 12/17/21 12/17/21

The Shakespeare Sound Company Presents A Christmas Carol LIVE Free Event at History Fort Lauderdale 12/17/21
Friday, 12/17/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: 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, will be home to a unique presentation of A Christmas Carol LIVE by The Shakespeare Sound Company (SSC). This holiday classic will feature a live staged physical performance by six actors portraying approximately 50 characters via quick costume and prop/scenery changes. The free spectacle will take place on the lawn of the New River Inn.

The Shakespeare Sound Company is a multimedia performance company dedicated to education, community, and exploring modern problems with a classical twist. Its mission is to provide affordable theatre for the whole family primarily with radio productions, as well as touring opportunities and live performances meant to inspire, educate, and convict. SSC primarily focuses on classical pieces to revive historical literature to prove it can be fun, challenging, and easy-to-understand. Part of achieving this mission includes partnering with historical venues and local businesses to host events, allowing patrons to not just see history portrayed, but to live it.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic-style blankets to experience the show.

Be A Hero-Run4Kids 5K Run/Walk 1/30/22

Be A Hero-Run4Kids 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, 01/30/2022-, 08:00 am-11:00 am
David Posnack JCC
5810 S. Pine Island Road,
Davie, Florida, 33328
Website
Cost: See website for multiple options

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

Get ready for the Be A Hero – Run4Kids 5k Race. The David Posnack JCC and Lauren’s Kids have partnered to host the annual Run/Walk/Wheelchair Race at the JCC’s 40-acre campus, bringing people together from all walks of life. This is a family 5K, meaning everyone is welcome, runners, walkers, joggers, strollers, wheelchairs, and tail-waggers. The event will benefit the JCC’s Giborim United program, which includes enrichment classes and summer camp for children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as Lauren’s Kids programs which educates adults and children about child sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula, awareness campaigns, and speaking engagements.

All Abilities Series: A Holiday Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights 12/11/21

All Abilities Series: A Holiday Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights
Saturday, 12/11/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts offers home delivery of the spirit of the holidays with its free virtual Holiday Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights on Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m.

Broward Center Artist-In-Residence Tammy Holder leads the Broward Center Spotlights professional youth ensemble in a seasonal program. This All Abilities interactive event for the neurodiverse community, families and friends requires no experience as participants join their voices and celebrate the magic of the holidays together.

The link to join the free event is available in the calendar of events on the Broward Center’s website at BrowardCenter.org.

This free virtual event for the neurodiverse community via Zoom is funded by the Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD for their continued in-kind support.

Tri-Rail’s South Florida Kids Got Talent Auditions 12/11/21

Tri-Rail’s South Florida Kids Got Talent Auditions
Saturday, 12/11/2021-, 11:00 am-04:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

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

Tri-Rail, South Florida’s premier commuter rail system, invites vocally inclined children ages 5 to 17 to audition for “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent,” a singing competition held as part of Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day.” Young singers from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are encouraged to audition for the chance to compete in the judged event. Auditions will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, at Galleria Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Boulevard).

The singing competition is open to solo or group singers who are South Florida residents. Each act will have a four-minute opportunity to perform at the auditions. Judges will select the acts that will compete in the final competition, which is scheduled for Saturday, February 19, during Tri-Rail’s 13th annual “Rail Fun Day.” This year’s competition winner will receive a $500 grand prize, a photo shoot with composite cards courtesy of Posche Models & Talent and a professional studio recording session with MikeSoperMusic.

In 2019, 10-year-old Carly Cantor of Wellington was crowned the winner of Tri-Rail’s “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent.” Cantor’s stage presence and performance of “Who’s Loving You” by the Jackson 5 won over the crowd and judges.

Over the past 10 years, Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” has welcomed more than 23,000 families. The event has become an annual tradition as a free afternoon of interactive games, arts and crafts, and entertainment while promoting the benefits of riding the commuter rail system.

Applicants are required to schedule an audition time for Tri-Rail’s “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent,” by calling Michael Goodman at (954) 806-2869 by Monday, December 6. The public is invited to watch the auditions and cheer on their favorite singer. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/TriRailSoFlaKidsGotTalent2021.

Miracle on 68th Street 12/10/21

Miracle on 68th Street
Friday, 12/10/2021-, 05:30 pm-08:30 pm
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
6801 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33141
Website
Cost: Entrance complimentary with unwrapped toy donation

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

On Friday, December 10th, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort (6801 Collins Avenue) is hosting their second annual Miracle on 68th Street from 5:30PM-8:30PM

This Santa-tastic soirée will spread holiday cheer and delights and make spirits bright.

Guests of all ages can enjoy live musical performances from Ben Beal and Tom Kitek, holiday ornament making with Maker Monkey Workshop, socially distanced family (or pet) photos with Santa and magical elves, letter to Santa writing, holiday coquito (21+), Cookie/Cupcake decorating, festive sweet treats like hot chocolate, cookies, Julius Meinl coffee, Jove water and nice surprises throughout the evening.

Activities including holiday ornament making with Maker Monkey Workshop, Photos with Santa, Bottle of Coquito (21+) and Cookie/Cupcake decorating station are $5 to participate. Tickets for the featured activities can be purchased at the event.

There will be a special presentation of Carillon’s annual donation to the First Responders Children’s Foundation. First Responders Children’s Foundation , Carillon Miami’s leading partner, provides financial support for those first responder family members and children left behind, to help them feel the strength of our community, and to honor their loved ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

10,000 Strong Black Leadership Conference 12/4/21

10,000 Strong Black Leadership Conference
Saturday, 12/04/2021-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $40

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

The Circle of Entertainment, Encouraging Dreamers Breaking Barriers and Fantasy Theatre Factory present an exclusive networking event like no other!

Come together with a progressive business community. Learn more about establishing positive business acumen. Come enjoy panels discussing Social Activism, Finance, Religion, Medical Discrimination, Sports, Tech, Arts & Entertainment led by some of Miami’s finest business persons. Ijamyn Gray, Eric Knowles, Ed Haynes, Brandon Jones, T. Willard Fair, David Wilson, Ice Squad Entertainment just to name a few. Refreshments will be provided by Other Side of the Bridge!

There will be powerful Q&A’s after each panel, so come and be heard!

A Special Thank You to the Circle of Brotherhood, Natural Motions Studios, Encouraging Dreamers Breaking Barriers, Other Side of the Bridge, S.H.E.A.R. Inc, Arc of the City, The Urban League, The Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce, Ice Squad Entertainment, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church., Haynes Security, Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency and Blackman Music Group.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks are recommended.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284- 8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Silhouette Eyewear Opens Pop Up at Aventura Mall 12/1/21 – 12/14/21

Silhouette Eyewear Opens Pop Up at Aventura Mall
Wednesday, 12/01/2021-12/02/2021, 01:00 pm-07:00 pm
Aventura Mall
19501 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida, 33180
Website
Cost: Free

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

Luxury eyewear brand Silhouette is bringing their lightweight, versatile styles to Miami, with the opening of their pop-up shop at Aventura Mall. For a limited time only, the Austrian eyewear phenomenon will be offering personalized styling and fitting sessions so you can find the perfect pair for everyone on your list – including yourself!

In addition to showcasing their stunning new eyewear collections, the pop-up will also feature an exclusive installation by renowned artist Jessy Nite, inspiring guests to explore their “Moments of Lightness” with Silhouette.

The pop-up is going to be open from December 1st through December 14th, in Center Court. The brand is also celebrating its opening with champagne and light bites on December 1st and 2nd, from 1-7 PM each evening.

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “Jingle All The Way” Holiday Concert 12/5/21

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “Jingle All The Way” Holiday Concert
Sunday, 12/05/2021-, 07:00 pm-
United Church of Christ Fort Lauderdale
2501 NE 30th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: $25; $40 VIP

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

‘Tis the season to come together and enjoy a selection of popular holiday classics and other musical treasures! On Sunday, December 5, at 7 p.m., acclaimed vocal virtuosos Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) will proudly present “Jingle All The Way” at United Church of Christ (2501 NE 30th Street in Fort Lauderdale). Attendees will enjoy a festive mix of traditional holiday favorites and contemporary carols.

Holiday selections will include O Holy Night, The Chanukah Song (We Are Lights), Silent Night, Hanukkah in Santa Monica, All I Want for Christmas Is You, Jingle Bells (Barbra Streisand arrangement) and Ring Those Christmas Bells. Audience members will be encouraged to sing along to Joy To The World, in memory of former chorus member Jim Fahy, as it was his favorite song.

General admission tickets for the “Jingle All The Way” holiday concert are $25; VIP tickets in the first five rows with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee, and are available online at http://www.ftlgmc.org or by calling (954) 832-0060.

Funding for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsors include OutClique, Community Foundation of Broward, HotSpots!, Hamish’s Fund at Our Fund, Google Ad Grants, ArtsProud ReSTART and Toggle.

Don’t Trip, Just Groove tArt Series Florida Marmalade Release Brunch 12/4/21

Don’t Trip, Just Groove tArt Series Florida Marmalade Release Brunch
Saturday, 12/04/2021-, 11:00 am-08:00 pm
Dogfish Head Miami
325 NW 24th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

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

On Saturday, 12/4, join Dogfish Miami for our newest tArt Series launches: Florida Marmalade and brunch! Inspired by the Sunshine State’s fruit’s preserves. A gose-style ale brewed with local kumquats & a touch of sea salt, it’s pleasantly tart & satisfyingly crisp. Clocking in at 4.8%, 16 oz. 4-packs will be available starting at 11 a.m. for $16/each.

Keep an eye on our social channels for special brunch menu items inspired by Florida marmalade! Enjoy fresh beer, BEERMOSAS, DJ Hot Pants on the turntables from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. followed by live band Afrobeta from 6-8 p.m. and DJ AYDAMN from 8-p.m.-close.

The first 50 guests will receive a signed poster of the Chalk & Brush Florida Marmalade artwork.

Dogfish Miami Presents: Live Music – Art Week Edition 12/2/21

Dogfish Miami Presents: Live Music – Art Week Edition
Thursday, 12/02/2021-12/05/2021, 11:00 am-08:00 pm
Dogfish Head Miami
325 NW 24th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

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

Dogfish Miami Presents: Live Music Art Week Edition (12/2-12/5): Dust off those dancing shoes and join Dogfish Miami for a four-day off-centered musical extravaganza! Detailed schedule below. See ya at the pub!
– Thursday, 12/2: Happy Hour set with DJ Booty 5-7 p.m. and DJ Law 8-close to get your weekend started right. Enjoy $5 select beer and food specials from 5-7 p.m.
– Friday, 12/3: Disco Sexo gets the party going from 4-7 p.m., followed by a closing set perfect for shaking it after browsing some galleries.
– Saturday, 12/4: Don’t miss DJ Hot Pants 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the turn-tables, followed by live band Afrobeta from 6-8 p.m. and DJ AYDAMN from 8 p.m.-close. We’ll also be slinging the next tArt series launch of Florida Marmalade on Saturday, available starting at 11 a.m. with specialty brunch menu items.
– Sunday, 12/5: Local favorite Haute Tension and Cavaliere Inesistente will close things out from 1-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. respectively.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2/19/22, 2/20/22, 2/21/22

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Saturday, 02/19/2022-02/21/2022, 10:00 am-07:00 pm
Coconut Grove
Streets of Coconut Grove,
Coconut Grove, Florida, 33133
Website
Cost: $20

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

Each year, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival (CGAF) expands its collection of artists to provide people with a broader perspective and endless layers of artistic meaning. Festival organizers theoretically began putting paintbrush to canvas as they started planning the 58th iteration of the festival. They weren’t afraid to “Paint Outside the Lines” with the addition of newer elements meant to offer inspiration in a more inclusive and interactive festival that’s accepting of all art forms, allowing guests to be in touch with all their senses. “This festival is rated among the top-three outdoor art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artists. Their metric is based on actual art sales and voted by the artists themselves,” said Nathan Kurland, CGAF chair.

Coconut Grove will be infused with over 300 jury-selected artists on Presidents’ Day weekend 2022. Large-scale art activations spanning across 15 mediums, ranging from classic and contemporary to the unconventional and eccentric, will line the streets of Coconut Grove overlooking Biscayne Bay. “Our devotion to the celebration of art has always been front and center as we bring together the finest artists to showcase their work. All art lovers and collectors are encouraged to take the opportunity to interact with the artists and take home a creation that will not only enhance their home but will forever conjure the memory of their time at our festival in the charming village of Coconut Grove,” said CGAF president and CEO, Monty Trainer.

World-renowned artist, David Le Batard, better known as Lebo, has been invited to be the 2022 commemorative poster artist. His ability to pull from a broad spectrum of creative mediums including, murals, paintings and sculptures, makes him the ideal creative choice to convey this all-encompassing experience.

Tickets go on sale online on Black Friday, November 26, 2021. The 2022 sponsors include Bayside Marketplace, Blue Moon, Peroni, LaCroix, NBC6, Telemundo51, MDC – Miami Culinary Institute, The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Arya, The Mutiny Hotel, Picture Perfect, Miss Merch, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Refine Health & VitaliTEA. The following new elements will be part of the experience:

• The Stacks – In place of a traditional stage at Peacock Park, the festival has built a six-container-high pyramid serving as a crow’s nest for the resident DJ and musical performances. The Stacks double as a giant canvas where muralists will be painting these containers throughout the festival weekend, giving the music a unique and colorful interactive element.

• The Inner Artist – Who doesn’t want to tap into their inner Picasso? That’s where the Inner Artist experience at Regatta Park will quench their thirst for creative expression. It’s where people can create their own art, encounter unique art styles and immerse themselves within the art for that perfect Instagram-able moment.

• The Collectors’ Club – If you are serious about art, you need to be part of this club! The Collectors’ Club is the oasis within festival grounds, offering complimentary cocktails and bites, an art concierge and private restrooms – all nestled in air-conditioned comfort; access to The Collectors’ Club will be limited and available online only.

• Kitchen Combat – Gone are the days of boring cooking demos. Kitchen Combat pits the best chefs and mixologists in the Grove against chefs from other parts of South Florida in what can only be described as “The Grove versus the World!” The combat arena will feature giant LED screens to watch all the head-to-head action in hi-definition. If you’re lucky enough to be in the audience, you will be given the task of voting for the winner of each round of combat.

WHEN:
Saturday, February 19 – Monday, February 21, 2022.

WHERE:
The streets of Coconut Grove.

TICKETS:
Admission is $20 per person per day and can be purchased at www.cgaf.com.

ABOUT CGAF:
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is not just about art; it’s also the social event of the year. Over 120,000 attendees from across the region pass through the gates of The Coconut Grove Arts Festival to experience one of the nation’s top outdoor, fine-arts festivals that dates to 1963. This iconic South Florida event presents more than 300 internationally recognized artists who were selected during a blind-jury process based solely on artistic merit. The jury panel is comprised of collectors, influencers, and educators in the local arts community. Original pieces are displayed in the following categories: mixed media, painting, photography, digital art, printmaking & drawing, watercolor, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry & metalwork, sculpture and wood. It offers culinary experiences and has featured celebrity chefs including Giorgio Rapicavoli, Ralph Pagano, and Allen Susser. The festival has been honored to have some of the world’s premier artists officially create the commemorative poster, including Romero Britto, Guy Harvey, Clyde Butcher, Maria Reyes Jones, Jacqueline Roch, Xavier Cortada, Rick Garcia, Lisa Remeny, and Alexander Mijares to name a few.

The festival is operated by the 501(c)(3) Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association and produced by EngageLive, LLC. Proceeds go towards funding year-round arts programs and scholarships benefitting 20 graduating seniors from local public magnet arts high schools each year. The association also maintains the Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery and presents special exhibitions throughout the year at Mayfair in the Grove.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Handel’s Messiah at Barry University 12/4/21

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Handel’s Messiah at Barry University
Saturday, 12/04/2021-, 07:30 pm-
Broad Performing Arts Center at Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami Shores, Florida, 33161
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15 – $50

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

Hallelujah! the South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s (SFSO) will premiere its Miami performance of Handel’s glorious holiday tradition, Messiah on December 4, at 7:30 p.m., at Barry University! This beloved seasonal masterpiece features vocalists Neil Nelson, bass baritone (previously featured as the lead in South Florida Symphony’s 2019 production of Porgy and Bess); Martin Nusspaumer, tenor; Brittany Graham, soprano; Rehanna Thelwell, mezzo-soprano and the 100-member South Florida Symphony Chorus.

Smithsonian magazine writes, “A musical rite of the holiday season, the Baroque-era oratorio still awes listeners 250 years after the composer’s death.” Handel’s popular work, which draws from the Christian Lent and Easter stories, encompasses a musical narrative brilliance that transcends belief systems.”

South Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform Part I of Handel’s Messiah. The concert will open with an extraordinary “Behind the Music” story incorporating a reenactment of the dramatic struggle faced by composer George Fredric Handel as he toiled to complete this holiday masterpiece. Audiences will be enchanted by regally costumed actors narrating meaningful work passages that truly elevate the concert-going experience. The performance culminates with the iconic “Hallelujah” chorus as sung by the South Florida Symphony Chorus, made-up of seasoned chorale singers and community talent. The orchestra and chorus will be conducted by Dr. Giselle Elgarresta Rios at this performance. Rios and SFSO’s Music Director and Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso collaborated to create the South Florida Symphony Chorus in 2019, which made its debut at the Beethoven 250th celebration in February of 2020.

Tickets for Handel’s Messiah start at $15 for the December 4 concert at Barry University and can be purchased online at https://southfloridasymphony.org/messiah.

The Community Reinvestment Alliance of South Florida Summit22 2/24/22

The Community Reinvestment Alliance of South Florida Summit22
Thursday, 02/24/2022-, 08:00 am-03:45 pm
The Signature Grand
6900 W State Road 84,
Davie, Florida, 33317
Website
Cost: $75 – $100

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

We’re back and we’re in-person! Join us Thursday, February 24th, as we bring you experts and industry leaders on a wide range of topics. This year’s theme is, “Building Florida’s Just Economy One Vote One Dollar at A Time”. Get ready to engage, ask questions, and learn how you can work towards solving local community issues.

Tickets are now on sale, and planning is officially underway for Summit22!

Confirmed breakouts include:

  • Building Youth Commitment in Our Communities
  • Small Business Panel: Resources, Succession Planning, Venture Capital, Preparing for Government Programs, Pandemic Recovery
  • Grants: Accessing Dollars, Foundations, Government, Financial Institutions & Reporting
  • Building Generational Wealth: Investments, Company Benefits, Insurance, Wills

We can’t wait to connect, network and see you all again!

Hot Cider, Vintage Tableware, Handcrafted Gifts, and More at the Cecilia + Cozette Open House 11/20/21

Hot Cider, Vintage Tableware, Handcrafted Gifts, and More at the Cecilia + Cozette Open House
Saturday, 11/20/2021-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
Cecilia + Cozette
3725 Grand Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33133
Website
Cost: Free

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

Join us on Saturday, November 20th for our next Open House! Come discover Cecilia + Cozette’s curated selection of high quality vintage tableware and handcrafted gifts. Peruse our unique selection of plates, glassware, accessories, handmade cards, artisan candles and more while enjoying a cup of hot cider! Special day-of deals!

Open from 12 noon to 5 pm at 3725 Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove.

15th Annual Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand 12/2/21

15th Annual Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand
Thursday, 12/02/2021-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $150 per person

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

Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand is back – live and in-person – on Thursday, December 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with new special guest host, Jacey Birch, WPLG News Anchor.

For the past 14 years, Galleria has proudly hosted this high energy event which showcases a stellar roster of prominent men who are making a positive impact in our community. Supporters can be there in-person or choose to vote for their favorite man of style with proceeds benefiting 12 respected local charities that impact the quality of life for those they serve and the community at large.

The 12 influential South Florida men who have graciously donated their time and resources to worthy causes and will work the runway on behalf of their participating nonprofits are:

• Tim Bascombe, Founder & CEO, The Bascombe Brokerage (Broward Public Library Foundation)
• Eamonn Caulfield, VP Transformation Services, Ultimate Software (FLITE Center)
• Steve Climie, President, South Aviation Group (Jack & Jill Children’s Center)
• Rory Cooksey, Director of Growth, WheelHouse IT (HANDY)
• Tim Curtin, Executive Director of Community Services, Memorial Healthcare System (Art and Culture Center Hollywood)
• Andrew Koenig, Chief Operating Officer, City Furniture (Covenant House Florida)
• Eric Lachs, Public Information Officer, City of Sunrise (Henderson Behavioral Health)
• Paul Minoff, Shareholder and Litigation Team, Gray Robinson (Leadership Broward Foundation)
• Aaron Rothenberg, Esq., Attorney, Coffey Trial Law (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
• Matthew Sacco, Government Consultant, Rubin Turnbull & Associates (History Fort Lauderdale)
• Jared Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Broward Health Coral Springs (Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center)
• Reggie Zachariah, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig (Kids in Distress)

As an added twist, the 2020 men of style honorees will also take a walk on the runway since they never got to experience the excitement of a live event. Last year, the voting challenge replaced the in-person event and raised nearly $68,000.

Guests will be treated to gourmet selections from Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Moksha Indian Brasserie, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Cucina Caruso and others to be announced. An open bar and live entertainment are also on the menu. The highlight of the evening will be the fashion runway show that will feature the Men of Style honorees wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s and Dillard’s. An afterparty will be held at Blue Martini.

Event sponsors and contributors include South Florida Ford as the title sponsor, Signature Grand as a presenting sponsor, and supporting sponsors Macy’s, Dillard’s, Memorial Healthcare System, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, City & Shore magazine, OutClique, Blue Martini, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille.

In-person event tickets are $150 per person which includes complimentary valet parking. Tickets are only available through any of the 12 participating charities. Online voting, $25 per vote, is available at www.galleriamall-fl.com/events/men-of-style. Online supporters are encouraged to vote for their favorite man/charity by noon on December 2. Online votes and ticket sales count toward the announcement of the winning man of style who will be announced at the live event and receive an additional financial contribution for his designated charity.

Sedano’s Supermarkets Gives Back to the Community at the 12th Annual Li’l Abner Thanksgiving Bash 11/21/21

Sedano’s Supermarkets Gives Back to the Community at the 12th Annual Li’l Abner Thanksgiving Bash
Sunday, 11/21/2021-, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
Ronselli Park
250 SW 114TH AVE,
Sweetwater, Florida, 33174
Website
Cost: Free

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

Sedano’s Supermarkets, the leading independent Hispanic grocer in the United States partners once again with Li’l Abner Foundation for their annual Thanksgiving Bash to unite the Sweetwater community, following last year’s canceled event . As part of the supermarket’s efforts for the season of giving, they will be raffling gift cards to attendees as part of the celebration.

They will raffle gifts to the community. Winners must be present to receive their gifts and the event is open to everyone to attend. The festival will also feature:

A health fair with free doctor consultations
Toy giveaways
Free lunch
Rides & attractions
And other shows and activities families will enjoy

Global Connections – Combatting Antisemitism’s Resurgence 12/15/21

Global Connections – Combatting Antisemitism’s Resurgence
Wednesday, 12/15/2021-12/15/2021, 04:00 pm-05:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: free

Robert Siegel (former Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered for 31 years) interviews Kenneth Stern (Director, Bard Center for the Study of Hate; Author, The Conflict over The Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate), Dr. Sharon Nazarian (Senior Vice President, International Affairs, Anti-Defamation League), Prof. Ira Forman (Adjunct Professor on Anti-Semitism at Georgetown’s Center for Jewish Civilization), James Carroll (National Book Award-winning author, Constantine’s Sword: The Church & the Jews). 12/15, 4pm ET. FREE REGISTRATION: https://rb.gy/vzfvcb

Global Connections is free to the public. REGISTER HERE: https://rb.gy/vzfvcb

Watch previous programs at: https://rb.gy/c8e9un.

Global Connections: Navigating the New Normal with Robert Siegel is presented monthly by American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in New York City. AFRMC not only directly support services at Rabin Medical Center in Israel, but also believes in supporting our global community with information, education, and awareness of the most pressing topics for our health and well-being. After the initial program, it can be viewed on JBS TV and on AFRMC’s YouTube and Facebook. Learn more at www.afrmc.org. For further information email: afrmc@afrmc.org or call 212-279-2522.

Rock the Ribbon World AIDS Day Kick Off Presented by World AIDS Museum and Galleria Fort Lauderdale 12/1/21

Rock the Ribbon World AIDS Day Kick Off Presented by World AIDS Museum and Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 12/01/2021-, 08:30 am-10:00 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

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

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM) and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will kick off World AIDS Day on December 1 with Rock the Ribbon, a public event designed to raise awareness and voices in unison for global health!

Rock The Ribbon will commence at 8:30 a.m. with a gathering of elected officials including City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, fellow HIV-related agencies and other stakeholders. Special performances by the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus under the direction of Gary Keating, Camie Liz and DJ Aulden Brown will add flair to rock the crowd. The event will take place outdoors under the covered valet parking entrance. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at WAM’s Rock The Ribbon page.

The public is also invited to view a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt which portrays powerful stories of activism, love, healing, hope and remembrance to connect the story of HIV/AIDS to the important issues impacting our nation, today. The quilt is on display through Dec. 10.

According to National AIDS Memorial, 40 years into the AIDS pandemic, more than 700,000 lives in the U.S. have been lost to AIDS and more than 1.1 million people live with HIV and an estimated 1 in 7 people do not know they have HIV. In the last figures reported in 2018, Black/African American gay and bisexual men account for the largest number of new HIV diagnoses.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt was conceived in November of 1985 by long-time San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones. On October 11, 1987, the Quilt was displayed for the first time on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It covered a space larger than a football field and included 1,920 panels. Today, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is an epic 54-ton tapestry that includes nearly 50,000 panels dedicated to more than 105,000 individuals. It is the premiere symbol of the AIDS pandemic, a living memorial to a generation lost to AIDS and an important HIV prevention education tool. With hundreds of thousands of people contributing their talents to making the memorial panels, and tens of thousands of volunteers to help display it, the Quilt is considered the largest community arts project in history.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt Display and World AIDS Day kickoff ceremony are sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Our Fund, Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Florida Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.

For more information, please visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org or call (954) 390-0550.

Coconut Grove Friendsgiving Bike Ride 11/17/21

Coconut Grove Friendsgiving Bike Ride
Wednesday, 11/17/2021-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Coconut Grove Playhouse
3514-3518 Main Highway,
Coconut Grove, Florida, 33133
Website
Cost: Free

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

Join us for a Thanksgiving-themed bike ride through Coconut Grove led by City of Miami police.
Come out and roll through the Grove and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and our beautiful community we are so thankful for!
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Please bring your bike helmet for safety.

Galleria Fort Lauderdale Presents An All Out Holiday Featuring “Breakfast With Santa” at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants 11/20/21

Galleria Fort Lauderdale Presents An All Out Holiday Featuring “Breakfast With Santa” at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Saturday, 11/20/2021-, 09:00 am-11:00 am
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants – The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2584 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Admission is $25 per person; children under the age of two admitted free. Reservations are required. Please call (954) 564-1036.

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

Galleria Fort Lauderdale presents an All Out Holiday featuring “Breakfast with Santa” at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants on Saturday, November 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ‘Tis the season to create forever memories with a family meal, arts and crafts, entertainment and a photo opportunity with Santa!

This annual event is the launch of Santa’s stay at Galleria Fort Lauderdale to take keepsake portraits for a nominal fee.

Admission is $25 per person; children under the age of two admitted free. Reservations are required. Please call (954) 564-1036.

For more information, call the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale at (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Erika Obando 11/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Erika Obando
Thursday, 11/11/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature inspirational speaker, women’s advocate and writer Erika Obando on the next November 11 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorObando.

A relentless advocate for defining a life with purpose, Erika Obando has made it her mission to leave impactful ripples for generations to come. An active international speaker, author, mentor and community leader, her legacy is to guide others in changing the narratives of their lives. Her efforts focus on women empowerment, youth enrichment and advocating lifestyle pivots using the art of reinvention. She took the renown TEDx Stage in which she shared her story – When Breaking Points Lead To Empowerment – a look into her life’s journey of resiliency and perseverance. Using her own story’s success as the platform, she teaches the tools of transforming yourself from being a Victim to being Victorious.

Obando’s latest book, Without A Voice, details her own personal struggles. Brought to the United States illegally by Colombian parents seeking a better life for their family, Erika Obando allows her readers a candid view of the horrors and hardships she endured and how she used them to transform her life. This powerful, coming of age story traces Erika’s growth into a resolute young woman who struggled to overcome incredible odds and build a solid and successful life for her son, herself and those who follow in her footsteps. It is available on Amazon (USA and International) Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound & Porchlight an on her website erikaobando.com/

Obando joins esteemed writers including beloved children’s author Harvey Oyer, III, New York Times bestselling author Laura Duksta, Cesar A. Becerra, Dr. Joe Knetsch, Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus novelists Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

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.

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.

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization State of the Region Annual Awards 11/19/21

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization State of the Region Annual Awards
Friday, 11/19/2021-, 11:30 am-01:30 pm
Signature Grand
6900 W. State Road 84,
Davie, Florida, 33317
Website
Cost: Luncheon tickets are $70 per person or $700 per table.

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

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization will celebrate the impact of its significant role to plan and direct transportation and infrastructure projects throughout the region and honor those who advocate for smart planning and connectivity during the first annual State of the Region Annual Awards. This inaugural event will coincide with the release of the Broward MPO’s annual report, sharing success stories from a challenging year. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 19, at the Signature Grand in Davie.

Former Hollywood Commissioner and immediate past Broward MPO board chair Richard Blattner will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Champion Award will be presented to the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), Fort Lauderdale Chapter. The Visionary Award will be presented to Florida House of Representatives member Christine Hunschofsky [D-96]. Deputy City Manager Sheila Rose will be honored with the Community Impact Award. Special guest host for the luncheon is Jacey Birch, morning news anchor for WPLG Local 10 and featured speaker Anant Dinamani from Deloitte Consulting.

The event is sponsored by the City of Hollywood/Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency; Florida Power & Light Company; T.Y. Lin; Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors; Kimley Horn; South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri Rail; Tindale Oliver; Goodman Public Relations; the Downtown Transportation Management Association; The Brand Advocates and Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman.

Luncheon tickets are $70 per person or $700 per table. To reserve tickets, please visit https://bit.ly/BMPO-AnnualAwards.

Reframed: Miami Art Week Kick-Off Art Talk + Open Spin 11/29/21

Reframed: Miami Art Week Kick-Off Art Talk + Open Spin
Monday, 11/29/2021-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Opa-locka ARC
675 Ali Baba Ave.,
Opa-locka, Florida, 33054
Website
Cost: free

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

Dust off your vinyl records for an Open Spin with Vinyl Social Club featuring vintage soul and hip-hop samples.
Meet artists Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Terence Price II, and Carrington Ware whose films inspired by archival footage are found in the exhibition Casting Shadows | Framing History, on display at the Opa-locka ARC through December 31, 2021.
Bring in your own retro slides, negatives and photos for a hands-on projection workshop presented by Media + Archive Studies Miami.
Complete your night with a walking tour of “Opa-locka Light District”.

What’s on the agenda?
6 PM: Open Spin with Vinyl Social Club. BYO vintage soul records.

6:15 PM: Walking Tour of Opa-locka Light District

7 PM: Art Talk with Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Terence Price II, and Carrington Ware

Ongoing: Projection workshop with Media + Archive Studies Miami. BYO retro photos, slides and negatives to join in.

Light refreshments will be served.

Shops at Merrick Park’s “Back to Tradition” Tree Lighting Ceremony Sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Featuring Preston Howell of NBC’S The Voice 11/18/21

Shops at Merrick Park’s “Back to Tradition” Tree Lighting Ceremony Sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Featuring Preston Howell of NBC’S The Voice
Thursday, 11/18/2021-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
Website
Cost: Free

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

Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables’ pristine destination for fine shopping and dining, will present “Back to Tradition,” its 18th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, on Thursday, November 18, at 6 p.m. One of the largest tree lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations in South Florida, the event will include the 50-foot tree-lighting and a live performance by South Florida’s own Preston Howell, a contestant on NBC’s The Voice. Attendees will also enjoy a variety of interactive activities, entertainment and a highly anticipated appearance by Santa Claus who will kick-off the festive season.

The retail destination will transform into a winter wonderland with a live performance by Miami’s Preston Howell of NBC’s The Voice who will serenade attendees with holiday favorites. Howell was one of just eight singers to turn four chairs during the blind auditions on The Voice Season 17. The teen accomplished the feat with a cover of “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by The Mamas and the Papas, landing a spot on Team John Legend.

The Miami Royal Ballet and Coral Gables Senior High School Gablettes will add to the festive spirit along with face painters, holiday costumed characters and a photo booth. Attendees are encouraged to spread the warmth of the season and bring unwrapped toys for children in care of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

One of the event highlights is Santa’s grand arrival down San Lorenzo Avenue on the Coral Gables Fire Department’s fire truck. Special guest host Belkys Nerey, award-winning co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, will help flip the magical switch along with Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago to illuminate the tree, signaling the official start of the holiday shopping season.

This year’s popular event will introduce a new majestic 50-foot tree with a six-foot-tall, illuminated star topper. The tree is adorned with LED custom colorful lighting, concert grade sound and a snow show. Shoppers can view and pose with the holiday tree through early January 2022.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, please call (305) 529-1215, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Sunset Rooftop Happy Hour at AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills 11/11/21

Sunset Rooftop Happy Hour at AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills
Thursday, 11/11/2021-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills
1870 Sawgrass Mills Circle,
Sunrise, Florida, 33323
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

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

Join AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills for happy hour at the Horizon Rooftop Bar.

Dancing and drinking with a view.

Offering happy hour all night

“A Return to Self: The Art of Healing” Native American Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 11/21/21

“A Return to Self: The Art of Healing” Native American Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 11/21/2021-01/09/2022, 10:00 am-04:00 am
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Facebook
Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students

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, will celebrate the significant contributions of local Seminole artists during Native American Heritage Month in November with a new exhibit, “A Return to Self: The Art of Healing.” The exhibit highlights new contemporary works by Seminole artists that reflect upon paths to self-expression, an appreciation of daily tasks and a determination to provide the best possible care for self, family and community during the ongoing global pandemic. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, November 21, at 10 a.m. with a VIP tour followed by an artist meet and greet and art talk at 1 p.m. Residents and visitors are invited to participate in the exhibit’s premiere in- person or online at https://bit.ly/HFLAReturnTofSelf2021.

“A Return to Self: The Art of Healing” will remain on view at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Inn through January 9, 2022. As a featured Cultural Institution, complimentary admission will be extended to Art Basel First Choice or Preview cardholders.

Curated by Tara Chadwick and Tia Blais-Billie, “A Return to Self: The Art of Healing” will showcase a variety of contemporary and traditional media including oils, acrylics, fiber, glass, metals, mixed media and digital art from 25 Seminole artists spanning 5 generations: Elgin Jumper, Eden Jumper, Durante Blais-Billie, Tia Blais-Billie, Iretta Tiger, Brian Zepeda, Corinne Zepeda, Erica Dietz, Ruby Dietz, Wilson Bowers, Jessica Osceola, Alyssa Osceola, Jackie Osceola, Jacob Osceola, Madeline Osceola, Samuel Tommie, Daniel Tommie, Carla Cypress, Danielle Nelson, Donna Frank, Stephanie Hall, Nicholas DiCarlo, Gordon Oliver Wareham, Leroy Osceola, and the late Jimmy Osceola.

“A Return to Self: The Art of Healing” is one of several insightful multicultural experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a visual narrative weaving the story of the ever-changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the first people to today’s sightseers, “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 stories 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, Latin and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“A Return to Self: The Art of Healing,” is sponsored, in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. With additional support from Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.

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, 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.

Sunset Rooftop Yoga Night at AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills 11/9/21

Sunset Rooftop Yoga Night at AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills
Tuesday, 11/09/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills
1870 Sawgrass Mills Circle,
Sunrise, Florida, 33323
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

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

Join AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills for a monthly sunset rooftop yoga & meditation events supported by Lululemon and Yoga Joint.

In addition, the AC Lounge will offer BOGO Beer.

BYOM (Bring your own mat!). Limited space is available.

First Responders Day 10/28/21

First Responders Day
Thursday, 10/28/2021-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Dadeland Mall
7535 North Kendall Drive,
Miami, Florida, 33156
Website
Cost: Free

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

Honoring the men and women who dedicate their lives to save lives. First responders, present your ID at participating stores/restaurants for special discounts plus the 1st 50 who visit Center Court at 11AM in Dadeland Mall will receive a branded tote bag with retailers gifts and special offers.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host ‘The Amazing Hunt: FTLBeach’ with Nearly $10,000 Worth of Prizes at Stake, 11/7/21

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host ‘The Amazing Hunt: FTLBeach’ with Nearly $10,000 Worth of Prizes at Stake
Sunday, 11/07/2021-11/07/2021, 08:30 am-12:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: $25-90

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

What/Who:
Looking for a beach getaway? Ready your smart phones and smarter friends for a scavenger hunt! Come spend a fun day at the beach with friends, family, colleagues and co-workers, and work together to solve clues while exploring Fort Lauderdale Beach. Nearly $10,000 in prizes are up for grabs at The Amazing Hunt: FTLBeach. The hunt kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with an opening ceremony, and participants will have until 11:30 a.m. to solve the clues and complete tasks to score the most points.

The Amazing Hunt is a unique adventure where clever clues and riddles will lead teams around many of the beautiful sights, fun locations, and landmarks that Fort Lauderdale Beach has to offer. Teams are comprised of 2-4 people and will follow the same set of clues to solve riddles and discover answers. Teams are encouraged to dress in matching colors or themes to stand out from the crowd. There will also be an exciting twist or two along the way to earn big bonus points. Teams will need to be all together at each clue location to receive these bonus items. While the hunt is not a race, you must turn in your clues within the two-hour time limit, or teams will start losing points.

The teams to complete their tasks in the least amount of time will qualify for their share of nearly $10,000 in prizes, which include:

• Two-night stay at the W Fort Lauderdale ($3,100 value)
• Two-night stay at Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa ($1,200 value)
• 2 Two-day / one-night stay plus breakfast for two at B Ocean Resort ($1,200 value)
• Two-night stay at Plunge Beach Resort ($1,000 value)
• Two-night stay including resort fees and self-parking daily, at Bahia Mar a Doubletree by Hilton ($1,000 value)
• Two-night stay with breakfast for two daily at Kimpton The Goodland Fort Lauderdale ($1,000 value)
• Beach Place Shop, Dine, Stay Experience ($500 value)
• Boucher Brothers Beach Bash Package on Fort Lauderdale Beach with 10 luxury lounge chairs, 5 umbrellas and a queen size day bed with cabana coverage ($550 value)
• Two-night stay at Courtyard by Marriot Fort Lauderdale Beach ($500 value)
• $250 gift card to Spazio Italian Restaurant & Wine Lounge, Café Ibiza or Solluna Mexica Cantina

… plus, challenge prizes from Broward B Cycle, Water Taxi … and more being announced daily!

Participants will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for the chance to win two three-day general admission tickets to Tortuga Music Festival (a $550 value). 50 tickets will be available at $50 each.

The Amazing Hunt: FTLBeach is presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District and sponsored in part by PayByPhone. Proceeds benefit The LOOP and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Beach Council.

“We’re extremely proud to have been able to be a part of the Fort Lauderdale community for the past 11 years,” said Roamy Valera, PayByPhone’s CEO, North America. “Partnering with the LOOP as a sponsor of the Amazing Hunt event is a fun way for us to continue to contribute back to the residents and visitors of this beautiful city.”

Participants must be 18+ and sign a release waiver to participate. Children under 18 are permitted, however they must purchase a ticket and be accompanied by a registered adult to participate. Participants are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as the Amazing Hunt is limited to the first 300 people to register.

When: Sunday, Nov. 7
Check-in: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Instructions: 9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Amazing Hunt: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Awards: 12 pm

Where:
Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
All clues will be located along and around the Fort Lauderdale Beach area and on A1A/Seabreeze Boulevard. Teams will be given a map at check in with the hunt area indicated.

Parking:
There are a number of convenient locations to park, including the Las Olas Beach Garage one block west at 200 Las Olas Circle. Fort Lauderdale residents are encouraged to register for resident rates, and it is recommended to download the PayByPhone APP should teams wish to extend their stay on Fort Lauderdale Beach after the hunt is over. Discounted all day parking may also be paid for in advance at Beach Place when purchasing tickets.

Cost: $25-$90.

How: For more information and to register, please visit theloopflb.com/events/the-amazing-hunt/

The Ellies Virtual Awards Ceremony 10/27/21

The Ellies Virtual Awards Ceremony on Oct. 27
Wednesday, 10/27/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join Oolite Arts for the reveal of its 2021 Ellies winners. Presented by Oolite Arts, The Ellies are considered to be one of the city’s most noteworthy funding opportunities for Miami-based visual artists. The winners will share $500,000 to bring a variety of bold project ideas to life.

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair 10/28/21

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair
Thursday, 10/28/2021-, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
The Salvation Army Community Center
100 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

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

“Hope Marches On” this holiday season! The Salvation Army of Broward County is seeking South Florida residents with a positive outlook and an affinity for philanthropy and fun to apply for seasonal bell ringer positions during the nonprofit organization’s job on Thursday, October 28, from 10 a.m. – noon. The job fair will take place at the Salvation Army’s headquarters at 100 SW 9th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Approximately 125 paid positions need to be filled.

Synonymous with the Christmas season, “ringing the bell” at a Salvation Army Red Kettle has been a tradition since 1895. It’s not just about ringing a bell, however. All proceeds from the Kettle stay in Broward County and support the Salvation Army’s feeding, shelter and social service programs. Last year, the nonprofit organization raised over $320,215, more than a 33% increase over the same period last year, in less than five weeks in November and December, for the Greater Fort Lauderdale community.

The job fair screenings will comply with CDC-approved COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and applicants will be required to wear a mask. Bell Ringers will be selected for employment for the holiday period of November 12 – December 24.

The Red Kettle Bell Ringers program is only part of the nonprofit organization’s efforts to help those less fortunate. Last year’s Angel Tree Program secured and distributed more than 7,566 gifts to 1,114 families with diminished resources. The Salvation Army is also actively assisting thousands of residents-in-need through its Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Thursday, trusted Army experts provide non-perishable items and other pantry goods to hundreds of underserved families. The organization also provides meals-to-go services for the homeless, its residents and other impoverished individuals.

For more information, contact Robert Beasley at Robert.Beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org or call (954) 712-2680.

The Wild Things at Joia Beach 10/30/21

The Wild Things at Joia Beach
Saturday, 10/30/2021-, 01:00 pm-11:00 pm
Joia Beach
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $100 – $150

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

This Halloween weekend, get into the spirit with two spooktacular parties at Joia Beach. On October 30th,enjoy a fully immersive night with a white sand dance floor overlooking an iconic downtown Miami skyline in The Wild Things Halloween with ‘Trusted Third Party’ and Denial Events. While on property, sip on The Joia Beach Necromancer ($17) while dancing the night away. Joia Beach Necromancer is made with Pernod Absinthe, Lillet Blanc, Saint Germain, fresh lemon juice and Monkey 47 Gin.

Gulfstream Park Village Partners with OneBlood to Host Monthly Blood Drives 10/16/21

Gulfstream Park Village Partners with OneBlood to Host Monthly Blood Drives
Saturday, 10/16/2021-, 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
Gulfstream Park Village (Pottery Barn Parking Lot)
901 S. Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33009
Website
Cost: Free

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

What/Who:
Time to donate! In association with OneBlood, Gulfstream Park Village, South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, is offering an opportunity to make a difference with monthly blood drives. OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients.

All donors will receive a FREE Halloween T-shirt and a $20 eGift Card! Plus, a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening! For more information or to make an appointment, click here and use the sponsor code 4940.

When:
• Saturday, October 16, 1-4 p.m.

Where:
Gulfstream Park Village (Pottery Barn Parking Lot)
901 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
954-454-7000

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit oneblood.org/donate-now/ for more information.

About Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Park is South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination, located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, anchored by the legendary Gulfstream Park racetrack. Gulfstream Park not only offers world-class Thoroughbred horse racing, but is also home to a casino and family-friendly venues including over 15 restaurants, outdoor cafes, art galleries, fashion retailers, state-of-the-art bowling alley, and a renowned selection of signature home stores. Gulfstream Park is located at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach, Florida, just two miles east of I-95. Valet service and complimentary self-parking are available. Gulfstream Park is open seven days a week. For hours, schedules, upcoming events and additional information, visit www.gulfstreampark.com or call 954-454-7000.

Surfside’s Popular Walking Tours Return 10/24/21, 11/14/21, 1/9/22, 2/20/22

Surfside’s Popular Walking Tours Return
Sunday, 10/24/2021-02/20/2022, 11:00 am-
Town of Surfside
9301 Harding,
Surfside, Florida, 33154
Website
Cost: Free

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

The Town of Surfside is bringing back its Historical Waking Tours beginning Sunday, October 24. Previous iterations of the tour proved highly popular with residents and visitors curious to explore one of Greater Miami’s unique towns. The one-hour historic tours of the area will be offered free of charge at 11 a.m. on the following Sundays: October 24, November 14, January 9 and February 20.

South Florida native and HistoryMiami’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, known for his ability to remember the most notable details about South Florida’s people and places, will lead the tours, which depart from Surfside’s Community Center. Register at http://www.townofsurfsidefl.gov/walking-tours / 305-861-4863

Address: 9301 Harding Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154

Exhale Spa Launches New Yoga Sculpt Class w/ Bala Weights; Free Class 10/28/21

Exhale Spa Launches New Yoga Sculpt Class w/ Bala Weights; Free Class
Thursday, 10/28/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Exhale Spa
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way,
Miami, Florida, 33131
Website
Cost:

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

Exhale Spa is launching a brand new fitness class featuring Bala Bangles wrist and ankle weights to pump up your yoga practice. This 50-minute, free yoga sculpt class at the Kimpton EPIC Hotel will be led by Pauline Case, incorporating Bala hand, wrist and ankle weights to help tone, strengthen and lengthen every inch of your body, all while moving to energizing, upbeat music. Guests are invited to enjoy a night full of fitness, fashion, food and fun with light refreshments and exciting vendor pop-ups. Halloween costumes are also welcomed as the spooky season is among us. Guests can register to win a FREE Exhale Spa membership and door prizes + goodies!

Albizu University’s “Ask the Experts” Mental Health Webinar Series: The Pressures of Powering Through 10/14/21

Albizu University’s “Ask the Experts” Mental Health Webinar Series: The Pressures of Powering Through
Thursday, 10/14/2021-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

After high-profile Olympians Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles upended the world’s long-held notion of athletic grit by taking mental health time-outs in the midst of competition, their actions sparked heated debate over the benefits and dangers associated with the traditional sports strategy of powering through adversity.

A panel of Albizu University psychology professors and mental health professionals convenes for a one-hour webinar, free and open to the public, to analyze the no pain-no gain concept of winning at all costs and how to determine where to draw the line in the quest for championship, whether in sports or other competitive endeavors.

The discussion will center on the importance of prioritizing mental and physical health and the stigma that persists around admitting exhaustion.

The webinar will be livestreamed via Zoom and via Facebook Live on Albizu University’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlbizuMIA

To register and receive the Zoom link, click here: https://bit.ly/3maHlBS

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Harvey E. Oyer, III 10/14/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Harvey E. Oyer, III
Thursday, 10/14/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature beloved award-winning children’s author, adventurer and historian Harvey E. Oyer, III on the next October 14 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorOyer.

Harvey E. Oyer, III is a fifth generation Floridian and is descended from one of the earliest pioneer families in South Florida. He is the great-great grandson of Captain Hannibal Dillingham Pierce and his wife Margretta Moore Pierce, who in 1872 became one of the first non-Native American families to settle in Southeast Florida. Oyer is the great-grandnephew of Charlie Pierce, the subject of his best-selling children’s book series, Adventures of Charlie Pierce, which has won numerous awards. Copies of the series are available for purchase at www.theadventuresofcharliepierce.com.

A partner in the law firm of Shutts & Bowen LLP and formerly an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law and an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University Honors College, Oyer is a fifth generation native Floridian and served for seven years as the chairman of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. He served as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and is presently a director of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Good Samaritan Hospital, the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, and the South Florida Science Center.

Oyer has received numerous awards, including selection into Best Lawyers in America, the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Service, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. In 2010, he was awarded the Judge James R. Knott Historical Contribution Award by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. In 2009, The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation gave him their Individual Distinguished Service Award and in 2008 the Florida Association of Museums named him Trustee of the Year. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential Floridians by Florida International magazine and one of the 25 Most Powerful People in Palm Beach County by the Palm Beacher magazine. Oyer is a noted writer and lecturer on topics ranging from law, history, and archaeology to international laws regarding antiquities trafficking and cultural property protection. He holds degrees in economics, archaeology, and law, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a Rotary Foundation Scholar at the Australian National University. Oyer holds a master’s degree in archaeology from Cambridge University and worked in various parts of the world as an underwater archaeologist. He is a member of the Explorers Club, has skied to the North Pole, and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Oyer joins esteemed writers including New York Times bestselling author Laura Duksta, Cesar A. Becerra, Dr. Joe Knetsch, Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus novelists Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

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.

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.

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida 10/30/21

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Saturday, 10/30/2021-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
Superyacht Pavilion at Pier Sixty-Six
2301 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: $100 (online service charges not included); Tickets are limited.

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, has set the date of Saturday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m., for its 25th annual History Makers fundraiser at the Superyacht Pavilion facility on the south grounds of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (2301 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale). The special event, taking place during this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, will honor the Denison Family (Denison Yachting), Broward County yachting industry forerunners, with a History Makers Pioneer Family Award and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) CEO Phil Purcell will accept a Legacy Business Award for the organization’s 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.

Denison Yachting (formerly 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), now celebrating its 60th anniversary, is the largest marine trade organization in the Southeast United States. It is 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.

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.

History Fort Lauderdale’s 2021 History Makers fundraiser is presented by Safe Harbor Lauderdale Marine Center, Roscioli Yachting Center and Ocean Wine & Spirits. It is sponsored at the platinum level by Bradford Marine, Rick Case Automotive, Informa Markets and Tavistock with additional support from Hudson Family Foundation, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Lank Oil, Lauderdale Marina, Lawless, Edwards & Warren, Rybovich, Tripp Scott, Derecktor, Gray Robinson, Westport Yachts, International Yacht Brokers Association, Merrimac Ventures, Engineered Yacht Solutions, Westrec Marinas, J.R. Dunn, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A., Teakdecking Systems, Nautical Structures and Moore & Company.

Tickets for this year’s 25th anniversary History Makers fundraiser are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2021 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 at @FTLHistory.

AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills Yoga Night supported by Lululemon & Yoga Joint 10/12/21

AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills Yoga Night supported by Lululemon & Yoga Joint
Tuesday, 10/12/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills
1870 Sawgrass Mills Circle,
Sunrise, Florida, 33323
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

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

Join AC Hotel Sawgrass Mills for its monthly rooftop yoga & meditation events supported by Lululemon and Yoga Joint. The hotel will be collecting donations for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In addition, the AC Lounge will offer BOGO Beer.

This event is BYOM (Bring your own mat!). Limited space is available.

“Mantra: Metamorphōsis” Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk 10/12/21

“Mantra: Metamorphōsis” Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk
Tuesday, 10/12/2021-10/12/2021, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Wynwood Walls
2520 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

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

Goldman Global Arts invites guests to experience the first-ever solo exhibition by French artist Youri Cansell aka Mantra showcasing new paintings curated by Goldman Global Arts Co-Founder Peter Tunney.

Opening Reception
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Artist Talk, Moderated by Brooklyn Street Art & Curator Peter Tunney
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Think Pink! Gulfstream Park Village Will Display Pink Lights All Month in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 10/1/21

Think Pink! Gulfstream Park Village Will Display Pink Lights All Month in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Friday, 10/01/2021-10/31/2021, 07:00 pm-12:00 am
The Village at Gulfstream Park
800 Silks Run, #1307,
Hallandale Beach, Florida, 33009
Website
Cost: Free

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

What:
Throughout the month of October, Gulfstream Park Village will be lit up in bright pink and decorated with pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The lights will be on full display along Biscayne Boulevard, Hallandale Beach Boulevard, at the main entrances to the park and throughout the property. Guests can witness the light display each night at sundown from Oct. 1-31 as they stroll through Gulfstream Park Village’s open-air shopping, dining and entertainment center.

When:
October 1-31, 2021, daily at sundown.

Where:
The Village at Gulfstream Park
800 Silks Run, #1307, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Cost:
Free

Fashion Strikes Cancer 10/14/21

Fashion Strikes Cancer
Thursday, 10/14/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Miami Design District
Jungle Plaza, 3801 NE 1st Ave, Miami Florida, 33137,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost:

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

Join the Miami Design District for a very special sunset yoga class in Jungle Plaza hosted by Fashion Strikes Cancer Founder, Angeles Almuna and Dawn Feinberg from Ahana Yoga. As part of the neighborhood’s sixth annual Fashion Strikes Cancer event series, proceeds from tickets will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Let’s make a difference together!

Fall for Autumn Fest 10/23/21

Fall for Autumn Fest
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
shops at merrick park
358 San Lorenzo Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: free

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

Let’s have an a-maize-ing autumn this season! Join us for an un-be-leaf-ably good time with an exciting shopping experience featuring giveaways from your favorite stores, live music, festive photo ops, and more fall fun!
Plus, stop by October 16–17 to see our artist create custom painted pumpkins for the event!

And, while you’re here, be sure find the GOLD Mall Together Sweepstakes signs and scan the QR code — enter for a chance to win over $20K worth of prizes in fashion, food, beauty, and more! Learn more: https://www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/…/mall-together…

Schedule:
Pumpkin painting
October 16–17

Event
Saturday, October 23 | 1–4PM

Location:
The Courtyard

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Making Waves: A Visual History of the Marine Industry in Fort Lauderdale” at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 10/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Making Waves: A Visual History of the Marine Industry in Fort Lauderdale” at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 10/11/2021-11/01/2021, 11:00 am-
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: 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, will present “Making Waves: A Visual History of the Marine Industry in Fort Lauderdale,” from October 11 through November 1, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd). The exhibit, serving as an extension of History Fort Lauderdale’s newest permanent installation, “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” is designed to coincide with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and chronicles the marine pioneers and companies that contributed to the city’s rise to yachting fame.

This free engaging exhibit showcases nearly 40 never-before-displayed hand-tinted, black and white and color photos and illustrations from the 1890s to the present. Included are images of Seminole ancestors in dugouts navigating waterways, aerial views of Bahia Mar and Lauderdale Marinas, Pier Sixty-Six pre-construction, Intracoastal cruising, Broward Marine and King Boat Works craftsmen and more. Also included will be a tribute to this year’s 25th anniversary History Fort Lauderdale History Makers event honorees – the Denison Family (Denison Yachting) and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), now celebrating its 60th anniversary. History Makers, commending individuals and companies who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale, will take place on Saturday, October 30, at the Superyacht Pavilion at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina.

Visitors interested in exploring more of the city’s history in-depth are encouraged to visit the new History Fort Lauderdale exhibit, “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” which, through artifacts and photos, weaves the story of the ever-changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the first people to today’s sightseers. Always a means of travel, now a lifestyle, Fort Lauderdale’s waterways have been and continue to be a vital part of community life.

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.

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.

The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park System) Fort Lauderdale Beach Hosts Friday Night Sound Waves 10/15/21

The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park System) Fort Lauderdale Beach Hosts Friday Night Sound Waves
Friday, 10/15/2021-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park System) Fort Lauderdale Beach will host Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, this Friday, Oct. 15 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes area locals and global visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida and the region’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, a rotation of children’s classes, live art experiences and other activities including a pop-up Music & Makers Market.

Music & Makers provides the opportunity for guests to engage with local artists and innovators representing the diverse and creative South Florida community. Curated by Carley Sumner, producer of the wildly popular Flamingo Flea, the weekly pop-up showcase features a rotation of the best vintage, jewelry, skincare, upcycled clothing, homewares, craft-batched foods and handmade accessories in South Florida. Acoustic music, live art, children’s activities and street performers will provide entertainment from 5 – 6:30 p.m. before the free Friday Night Sound Waves concerts at The LOOP.

• Oct. 15: VAM BAND — VAM BAND is a Funk Tribute Dance Band performing Pop/Top 40, Soul, R&B, Motown, Latin, Reggae and more.

When:
Friday, Oct. 15, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where:
Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The most convenient place to park to access the event is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

Link:
For the complete schedule, please visit fridaynightsoundwaves.com

Miami Sweet Candy experience at Aventura Mall 10/15/21

Miami Sweet Candy experience at Aventura Mall
Friday, 10/15/2021-02/28/2022, 11:00 am-09:00 pm
Aventura Mall
19501 Biscayne Blv.,
Aventura, Florida, 33180
Website
Cost: $29 GA, under age 3 is Free

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

Love Candy? We’ve got plenty! Enjoy this magically immersive world of Sweets & Treats while you dance the conga beat. This sweet experience is a family fun, all-ages Candy Land walk-through.
Your senses will run wild as you play, dance, sing, eat and yolo your way through this one-of-a-kind immersive experience celebrating the vibrant energy of Miami.
Check out one-of-a-kind Candy Art and unique Installations by “The Candy Queen” – World renowned Candy Artist Jackie Sorkin – Dance your way through our Candy Carnival, Selfie with a Rainbow Zebra and make it rain Pineapples!
Where a wildly fun journey awaits you in an Interactive Candy Dreamland like no other. Experience our Love Letter to Miami where Sunshine is powered by pure Sweetness.

Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2021 Walk & 5K Run. 10/10/21

Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2021 Walk & 5K Run.
Sunday, 10/10/2021-, 07:30 am-12:00 pm
Markham Park
16001 W State Rd 84,
Sunrise, Florida, 33326
Website
Cost:

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

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization will be hosting their main fundraiser, Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2021 Walk & 5K Run. For the past three years, The Craig Zinn Automotive Group (CZAG) has supported The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization by way of Desiree Fries, their corporate assistant who has a 15-year-old son with Down syndrome. Desiree has participated in this annual fundraiser, because she believes that her son Triston and every person with an extra chromosome is extraordinary! “Triston has been participating in the walk since birth and has grown to know it as his walk,” said Desiree. Support of the Step Up 4 Down Syndrome Walk & 5k Run, by either walking the event on October 10, 2021, or by making an online donation, will help honor and celebrate people with Down syndrome.

To help kickstart Desiree’s fundraising effort’s, Craig Zinn has committed to donating $5,000. “This is our 16th year taking part in the Broward Down Syndrome Walk. We are happy to be back into the swing of things and able to have the walk this year. If you can’t walk or run, please consider a donation to Triston’s team, T-Unit. The funds raised during this walk will be used to give scholarships to kids and adults with Down syndrome,” said Desiree. People who wish to help T-Unit, or any of the fundraisers or teams for that matter, can visit https://www.stepup4downsyndrome.com/ to make a donation. This year, The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization hopes to raise $120,000.

WHAT:
The Step Up 4 Down Syndrome Walk & 5k event is fun for the entire family. In addition to the walk and 5K run, there will be rock climbing, a bounce house, a DJ, raffles and more. The fundraiser enables The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization to continue to offer services to families that have an individual with Down syndrome. This year, the non-profit will be covering the gate fee, to avoid delays entering Markham Park. Lunch will be served after the walk. The mission and goals of the walk remain the same, to promote inclusion in the community and celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

WHEN:
Sunday, October 10, 2021
5K Run Starts 7:30 am /Timed USATF certified course, finisher medals for registered 5K participants
Walk Starts 8:15 am

WHERE:
Markham Park: 16001 W State Rd 84, Sunrise, FL 33326

REGISTRATION:
Register and/or make a donation at: https://www.stepup4downsyndrome.com/

About The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization:
The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization is a family support and resource organization dedicated to serving families who have an individual with Down syndrome. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families by providing support, information, education, and advocacy, thus enabling everyone to reach his or her full potential. The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization is located at 9900 W. Sample Road, Suite 339, Coral Springs, FL 33065. They can be reached at 954-825-0400.

About The Craig Zinn Automotive Group
As president and CEO of The Craig Zinn Automotive Group, Craig Zinn owns and operates Lexus of Pembroke Pines, Toyota of Hollywood, Subaru of Pembroke Pines, Lexus of North Miami, and Acura of Pembroke Pines offering new and used makes and models. The company’s mission is to be South Florida’s finest automobile dealership group, known for superior products, community involvement, and for helpful, courteous, and caring associates dedicated to delivering the ultimate client service experience. They are also passionate about community service as evident by their philanthropic endeavors. Over the course of 40+ years, it has made charitable contributions to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Spread Joy Toy Drive, CBS’ Neighbors 4 Neighbors Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays Operation Elf Program, Subaru’s annual Share the Love event, and Light-Up the Harbor for Children’s Harbor, to name a few. Headquartered out of Hollywood, Florida, the corporate team can be found at Toyota of Hollywood located at 1841 North State Road 7,Hollywood, FL 33021 or https://www.czgroup.com/. They can also be found on Facebook at @zinnautogroup.

The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park System) Fort Lauderdale Beach Hosts Friday Night Sound Waves 10/8/21

The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park System) Fort Lauderdale Beach Hosts Friday Night Sound Waves
Friday, 10/08/2021-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park System) Fort Lauderdale Beach will host Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, this Friday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes area locals and global visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida and the region’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, a rotation of children’s classes, live art experiences and other activities including a pop-up Music & Makers Market.

Music & Makers provides the opportunity for guests to engage with local artists and innovators representing the diverse and creative South Florida community. Curated by Carley Sumner, producer of the wildly popular Flamingo Flea, the weekly pop-up showcase features a rotation of the best vintage, jewelry, skincare, upcycled clothing, homewares, craft-batched foods and handmade accessories in South Florida. Acoustic music, live art, children’s activities and street performers will provide entertainment from 5 – 6:30 p.m. before the free Friday Night Sound Waves concerts at The LOOP.

• Oct. 8: ReaXtion Band — ReaXtion Band brings their high-energy mix of Classic Top 40s, Disco, Funk, Old School, R&B and Motown music to the main lawn at The LOOP. Bring those dancing shoes and get ready to boogie on down.

When:
Friday, Oct. 8, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where:
Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The most convenient place to park to access the event is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

Editor’s Note: To view The LOOP’s full 2021 calendar, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gqjxpqgsx534flk/AACr-AVYHZYMOJAiIqzgILQ_a?dl=0.

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It 12/11/21

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It
Saturday, 12/11/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15-$25

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

1951 Productions LLC in partnership with Fantasy Theatre Factory present “The Short and Short of It” By Bruce Karp!

“The Short and Short of It” will combine several short comedies and dramatic plays that will touch on many facets of human interaction, family dysfunction embracing LGBTQ, social, family, HIV, homelessness, kindness, and friendship themes, and even some Hip Hop. Each play is different in approach and content, but all are meant to be thought-provoking, leaving the audience to think about the way they see the world.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It 12/12/21

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It
Sunday, 12/12/2021-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15-$25

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

1951 Productions LLC in partnership with Fantasy Theatre Factory present “The Short and Short of It” By Bruce Karp!

The Short and Short of It will combine several short comedies and dramatic plays that will touch on many facets of human interaction, family dysfunction embracing LGBTQ, social, family, HIV, homelessness, kindness, and friendship themes, and even some Hip Hop. Each play is different in approach and content, but all are meant to be thought-provoking, leaving the audience to think about the way they see the world.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“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.

Melton Mustafa and Friends: Jazz and RnB Concert 11/12/21

Melton Mustafa and Friends: Jazz and RnB Concert
Friday, 11/12/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
MIAMI, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15

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

Join us for a night of Jazz, RnB, Funk and Soul featuring Miami’s own Grammy Nominated Music Educator and Recording Artist- Melton Mustafa Jr.!

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

Ada Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Little Monster Tales- Live on Halloween 10/31/21

Little Monster Tales- Live on Halloween
Sunday, 10/31/2021-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
MIAMI, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $5

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

Put on your Halloween Costume and join us for a Live Halloween performance of Little Monster Tales!

Don’t be afraid! LITTLE MONSTER TALES is the “trick” to make reading a “treat!”
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents delightfully funny stories from children’s books about monsters, children, and other squiggly creatures- We bring these stories to life on stage! This show combines reading, literature, comedy, puppets, music -even a headless butler who can juggle! The show tickles your funny bone and sends everyone running to the library for more books by the same authors! Great FUN!

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks and temperature checks are required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.