Comedy Cru 4/1/23

Comedy Cru
Saturday, 04/01/2023-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Flight Wine Lounge & Shop
9711 NE 2nd AVE,
Miami Shores, Florida, 33138
Cost: $35

April Fool’s Day with the Comedy Cru at Flight Lounge. Come have some laughs with Miami’s funniest. Ticket price for show only. Tickets are non-refundable but transferable.

Limited Seating – Reservations Required. Must be 21+. Doors open at 5:30pm

Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices 3/19/23

Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices
Sunday, 03/19/2023-, 02:00 pm-06:00 pm
Esplanade Park
400 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Cost: Free

The most exciting and innovative Black voices in Broward County take center stage when the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the second annual Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The free event features live music, dance, drama and spoken word poetry performances as well as interactive events for the entire family.

On the main stage, The Smoogies kick off the afternoon’s music lineup with a blend of jazz, funk and R&B sounds and influences that will make people feel good while listening. Miami-born Gia Wyre, also known as “Songbird,” uplifts the audience with her voice and soul-stirring gospel, R&B and soul repertoire. Singer, saxophonist and pianist Timothy Dukes brings the powerful sounds of gospel to inspire the audience. The party continues with the energy-packed performance from singer, songwriter and producer Sizwe Collins, a staple in the Caribbean community across South Florida, who brings a contagious mix of sounds from steelpan, African drums. R&B and hip-hop artist/producer Jean Carlos Casely closes the festival’s performances on a high note.

Free community workshops offered at the Broward Center’s Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom include spoken word with Art Prevails Project founder Darius V. Daughtry, drumming with Troupe Fall West African Drum and Dance and hip-hop/dance with Developing Dream Foundation’s executive director Pablo Malco.

The afternoon also features arts and crafts as well as food trucks from J&J Soul Food, Wontons on Wheels, The Caribe Vegan and cupcakes from Sweet Sensations by Charlene.

Rhythm by the River is proudly supported by radio media sponsor Cox Media Group and will be hosted live by Supa Cindy from The Pac Jam Morning Show on 99 JAMZ and Rodney Baltimore, mornings on Hot 105.

Rhythm by the River is part of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative, co-presented by Baptist Health and JM Family Enterprises, Inc., which focuses on how the arts and artists can be a force for change in addressing critical issues of social justice and racial inequality.

To learn more about Arts for Action: Black Voices events or to get involved, visit or email

Key West Sips & Tales at The Marker 2/7/23, 2/21/23, 3/7/23

Key West Sips & Tales at The Marker
Tuesday, 02/07/2023-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
200 William Street,
Key West, Florida, 33040
Cost: Free for resort guests and locals.

Join The Marker Key West Harbor Resort as it hosts Key West Sips & Tales and learn the dark, twisted, and sometimes unbelievable ghost stories that have happened while on the island. Every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., guests are invited to a spine-tingling night of ghost stories told by Amy Andrade from Island Tales, a group of local experts with years of experience telling the best ghost stories on the island. Learn about the ghosts, history and paranormal activity that haunts the Florida Keys through historically dark and twisted stories that will captivate listeners.

Guests must be 16 years old or older. The event is free of cost for resort guests and Key West locals. Reservations can be made via email to

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
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.

Art Talk: Jessica Beck and Angie Cruz on Marisol 4/16/22

Art Talk: Jessica Beck and Angie Cruz on Marisol
Saturday, 04/16/2022-, 02:00 pm-
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Cost: $16

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

Continue the opening weekend celebration for Marisol and Warhol Take New York with a dynamic conversation featuring exhibition curator Jessica Beck and author Angie Cruz. Beck and Cruz will discuss the life and work of Marisol while exploring the visibility of female-identified Latinx art and artists in the canons of art and culture in the contemporary United States. Born in Paris to Venezuelan parents, Marisol (Maria Sol Escobar) held a central position in the New York art scene and international Pop movement in the 1960s. Over time, however, she was written out of the white male-dominated narratives of art history, overshadowed by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg. Marisol and Warhol Take New York seeks to reclaim the importance of her practice; reframe the strength, originality, and daring nature of her work; and reconsider her as one of the leading figures of the Pop era.

8th Annual Children of the Lotus Back-to-School Retreat 8/21/21

8th Annual Children of the Lotus Back-to-School Retreat
Saturday, 08/21/2021-, 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
Cost: FREE

On Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, from 1 pm to 4 p.m. Est., Dreamcatchers for the Soul Foundation, Inc., will host their 8th Annual FIRST Virtual Children of the Lotus Back to School Retreat. This year’s theme is the powerful and innate gift of INTUITION – the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. It is anticipated that this workshop will allow children and their families to experience the truth that INTUITION is a Divine Power – a built-in GPS given to all of us to help us find our way. We will infuse Intuition with Mindfulness.

Because of the Pandemic-Related Traumatic Stress in Children and Families, this event will be crucial as we prepare to get our children and ourselves back to some normalcy.

This holistic event is a balanced approach for children ages 5-18 and their parents featuring stress management and personal and educational development workshops headlining mindfulness, guided imagery, parenting, finding your purpose, and more.

This year we are proud to have the following Guest Speakers: Andrea John Baptiste, CEO of Axum Management Capabilities, Media, Entrepreneur, and Educator. Maria Cabrera – Educator. Carolyn Lynne- Wheeler-Author, Teacher, Inspirational Speaker. Yvonne P. Morris– Communication and Holistic Wellness Coach. Mary Ann Wamhoff – Labyrinth Facilitator. Sage Oates – Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Life Celebrant. Dina Saalisi – Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Master Flower Essence Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist, Educator, Author, and Empath. Aprajita Ralli -Middle School Coordinator and Teacher. Lucy Martinez De Hoyo – Spiritual Nutrition Coach and Wellness Educator. Dr. Glenda Hutson – Energy Healer Facilitator.

Dreamcatchers for the Soul Foundation, Inc. is a holistic wellness organization that believes that every child/teen should learn healthy tools to deal with stress, trauma, fear, anxiety, depression. Our modalities are Mindfulness, Reiki, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga.

“This retreat is for all concerned parents, educators, and stakeholders who are interested in comprehensive approaches in dealing with the mental and physical health of students. It is anticipated that all participants will receive the working knowledge of how to use breathing exercises to relax, focus, make better choices, improve self-esteem and academic performance and overall well-being,” Pamella Reid, Dreamcatchers Founder stated.

Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration 2021 8/14/21

Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration 2021
Saturday, 08/14/2021-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $10

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

Join us for our 4th Annual Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration!

In honor of our namesake Chief Sandrell Rivers’ birthday, Fantasy Theatre Factory is honored to present a spectacular evening of distinctly uplifting music, visual art, poetry, fashion and more! Local tastemakers from diverse backgrounds will pay tribute to the life and work of the late and beloved Chief Sandrell Rivers. The entire community is invited to join us for live arts performances, networking, and a cultural celebration in the name of our hometown icon.

FTF’s Sandrell Rivers Day will be recognizing a member of the Liberty City community who works to improve and enrich the lives of its residents. This year’s recipient is Latousha Daniels, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI).

Co-Hosting this wonderful night will be Ashlee Thomas, president of the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE), and renowned actor, aerialist and all-around entertainer Luckner “Lucky” Bruno. With performances by the Jesse Jones, Jr., Quartet; The Harden Project; dancers Alia and Emily Ricca; rap and spoken-word artist and community activist Blaze Carter; FTF’s Theater Summer Camp and many more!

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

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,, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines:

Thank you to our Sponsors: The Sunshine Jazz Organization, The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Spoken Word Artist Darius V. Daughtry 5/12/21

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Spoken Word Artist Darius V. Daughtry
Wednesday, 05/12/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Cost: Free with RSVP

Business for the Arts Broward’s ongoing Arts Mean Business Speaker Series continues virtually with a presentation and live Q&A with well-known spoken word artist, author, director and educator Darius V. Daughtry. Sponsored by Community Foundation of Broward’s James and Cathy Donnelly Family Fund, and The Castle Group. The Zoom event is free and open to the public.

Participants who wish to attend must email their RSVP to by Tuesday, May 11 to receive the invitation link.
With more than a decade of experience, Daughtry has been commissioned to write, perform and conduct workshops for various organizations including The Poetry Foundation; U.S. Naval Academy; O, Miami; City of Fort Lauderdale; Miami-Dade Schools; and Broward County Public Schools, among others.

Daughtry is also founder and artistic director of Art Prevails Project, a performing arts organization dedicated to expanding cultural conversation through theatrical performance, arts education and community engagement. He has spearheaded literacy initiatives with NFL Hall of Famer Jason Taylor and poet and actor, Omari Hardwick. He has also written and directed performances for numerous groups and organizations, such as ArtServe (RedEye), Broward Cultural Division (Sistrunk Market Place, State of Black Broward), Old Dillard Museum (Juneteenth, Kwanzaa), The World Aids Museum (Saving Grace) and more.

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

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-5344 or

Speak Up 10/17/20

Speak Up
Saturday, 10/17/2020-11/14/2020, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Cost: Free

In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing, to boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities.

Teaching artists include nationally established authors Kyandreia Jones, author of Choose Your Own Adventure Spies: James Armistead Lafayette, and Romina Garber, author of Lobizona and the ZODIAC series.

The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!

Virtual Writing Workshop with Professional Spoken Word Artist Asia Samson 9/19/20

Virtual Writing Workshop with Professional Spoken Word Artist Asia Samson
Saturday, 09/19/2020-, 09:00 am-01:00 pm
Cost: $10 for Members; $40 for Non-Members

Perfect for beginners to novice writers, Asia Samson’s signature workshop teaches fundamental storytelling through a combination of lecture and interactive writing exercises. On Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students will learn how to mine their lives for such stories — from the significant life changing event to the mundane. Workshop participants will learn the formula on how to format and frame those stories into a compelling spoken word poem.
Asia Samson is a professional spoken word artist from South Florida and has toured over 1000 colleges all over the country since 2006. He’s been seen on HBO Def Poetry Jam, Ted Talks, Button Poetry, NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest and So Far Sounds. He has worked with companies like Disney, To Write Love On Her Arms & most recently, Nokia Mobile. He has broken college-booking records for the most booked poetry act garnering him the awards of APCA College Performer of the Year and thrice the APCA Spoken Word Artist of the Year.
Tickets are $10 for members of AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches and $40 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit

About the American Advertising Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale and The Palm Beaches
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Advertising Federation was established in 1957 as a local arm of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to serve the interest of all disciplines and career levels in advertising. In 2016, we joined forces with the Advertising Federation of the Palm Beaches to form AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches. Whether you’re new to the fast-paced world of advertising or a seasoned professional, AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches is for you. We can help you advance your career, develop your skills, build connections and celebrate the amazing industry we work in.

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase – 2015 SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase on 3/28/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of the SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 2015″ SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 2015 at Little Haiti Cultural Complex on Saturday, March, 28, 2015.

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Photographs of Spoken Soul Festival & Brunch

Spoken Soul Festival is three days of philanthropy, showcase, and support. The main SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 6 celebrates SWAN DAY 2013.

Support Women Arts NOW! Winner of Miami New Time’s “Best of Miami” Best Event to Meet Intelligent Women, is featured some of the most talented women artists of South Florida. This free event showcased twelve women artists inside the historic Gibson Miami Showroom. For more information, check out:

Spoken Soul Festival
Gibson Miami Showroom
2751 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127


Tigertail Presents Speakout Regie Cabico Performs Spoken Word 1/18/13

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Fri / Jan 18 / 8 Pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables
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Tigertail’s Glbtq Teen Spoken Word Project Reading/Performance

Tigertail brings back Regie Cabico, a poet and spoken word pioneer, winner of a Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam. Television appearances include two seasons on HBO’s "Def Poetry Jam." His work appears in over 40 anthologies. Cabico is of Filipino American descent and is an out and proud gay man who has been called the Lady Gaga of poetry.

Tigertail WordSpeak Team Read at Books & Books 12/27/12

Tigertail WordSpeak Team Read
workspeakThursday, December 27, 2012, 8:00 PM
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
No Admission Charge

Tigertail’s award-winning 2011 WordSpeak team brings you the leading edge of new work in spoken word. Incredible teens spit poems guaranteed to rivet you to your seat. Book cover designed by Chris Meesey, teen book editor Gio Garced.

Of the six WordSpeak team members, the five who will be reading are: Giovanni Michael Garced, Samantha Turner, Maylin Enamorado, Brianna Woods and Javana Dunnom. The sixth member of the team, Alejandra Nuñez, is not available to read for this event. Join these outstanding young poets for an evening of passionate performance.

Signed books will be available for purchase.