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.

Las Olas Oceanside Park 5/20/22

Las Olas Oceanside Park
Friday, 05/20/2022-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) for the start of their 7th season on Friday, March 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Returning this season is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break.

Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities, ranging from lawn games to open workouts with OutFit Training that will take place at 5 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. New this season is the addition of local restaurants and vendors, providing a rotation of food and drinks to enjoy before, during and after the show.

• May 20 – Turnstiles, A Billy Joel Tribute Band – co-sponsored by Humana – Turnstiles’ energetic renditions of Billy Joel’s songs bring generations together, entertaining casual listeners and hard-core fans alike.

*Performers schedule subject to change

For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

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.

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” 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.

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/

Friday Night Sound Waves 5/13/22

Friday Night Sound Waves
Friday, 05/13/2022-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) for the start of their 7th season on Friday, March 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Returning this season is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break.

Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities, ranging from lawn games to open workouts with OutFit Training that will take place at 5 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. New this season is the addition of local restaurants and vendors, providing a rotation of food and drinks to enjoy before, during and after the show.

• May 13 – Bobby Nathan Band, DECADES Dance – in partnership with the US National Senior Games, co-sponsored by Humana – Get ready to dance, groove and sing along to a free-flowing musical journey of the most recognized artists of our time, w/Bobby Nathan Band.

*Performers schedule subject to change

For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

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.

Sensory-Inclusive Performance: Brazilian Voices 5/21/22

Sensory-Inclusive Performance: Brazilian Voices
Saturday, 05/21/2022-05/21/2022, 11:10 am-12:00 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave,
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: General admission is $10 until the week of the show and then $15

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

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in a lively, engaging theatrical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat in the Amaturo Theater on Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure – but what will mum find when she gets home?
General admission is $10 until the week of the show and then $15. Lap tickets for children 12 months and under are available for $5. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.
This performance is intended to create a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as for individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities. Slight adjustments are made to the production including reduced sound levels, no flashing or strobe lights and minimal special effects. As a plus, a pre-show arts and crafts activity with Young At Art Museum will take place before the performance, plus a post-show meet and greet with the cast of the show.
To provide additional comfort for attendees and their families, an area adjacent to the theater is designated as a quiet room with specially trained volunteers to provide audience support. Patrons may bring their own headphones, fidgets and other calming items into the theater or borrow these items at the theater. Ticket buyers will receive an email prior to the performance with a link to a character guide and short video about attending the theater.
The Broward Center’s sensory-inclusive programming is made possible through the generous support of the Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD for their in-kind support.

Viva La Noche – Cuba Libre 1st Year Anniversary Celebration 4/29/22

Viva La Noche – Cuba Libre 1st Year Anniversary Celebration
Friday, 04/29/2022-04/30/2022, 10:30 am-03:00 am
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

Viva La Noche! Come and celebrate with Cuba Libre for it’s One Year Anniversary dancing the night away on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 starting at 10:30 p.m. Enjoy free admission all night with the first 50 guests each night receiving a complimentary shot, special midnight madness, appearances and live percussionist. Special guest DJ El Nino from Connecticut will bring his Northern Latin flair, mixing Latin Hits and Top 40 on Saturday, April 30 alongside DJ XMIAMI.

Iconic Limón Dance Company Joins Dance NOW! Miami Onstage 5/13/22

Iconic Limón Dance Company Joins Dance NOW! Miami Onstage
Friday, 05/13/2022-, 07:30 pm-10:30 pm
Amaturo Theater, Broward Center
581 W Las Olas,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: 50

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Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Iconic Limón Dance Company Joins Dance NOW! Miami Onstage
Program III Frida, May 13
WHAT: Limón Dance Company joins Dance NOW! Miami for Program III of the season
WHEN: Friday, May 13 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 581 W Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312.
ADMISSION: $50 reserved seating, $20 for students with valid ID. Advance tickets and information on current COVID rules for all venues at www.dancenowmiami.org.
FOR MORE INFO: www.dancenowmiami.org (305) 975-8489 or info@dancenowmiami.org

What happens when one of New York’s iconic Modern Dance ensembles, the Limón Dance Company, joins forces with one of Florida’s leading contemporary groups, Dance NOW! Miami? A powerful series of joint performances across three counties, with additional educational and community events, that will make local dance lovers swoon. The two companies will share the stage for Program III of Dance NOW’s season on Thursday, May 12, at Lake Worth’s Duncan Theater, on Friday, May 13 at Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater, and on Saturday, May 14, at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. The programs will include a collaboration between the two groups, along with pieces from each separately.

At all dates, the Limón and Dance NOW! companies will jointly perform The Waldstein Sonata, a 1971 unfinished work from Limón completed after his death by Dr. Daniel Lewis, former Limón Artistic Director and the Founding Dean of the Dance Department at the New World School of the Arts. Lewis, with Nancy Jordan, former Julliard faculty member, will restage the work with both companies.

Dance NOW! Miami will present two works on their own. The first is a Limón classic that Lewis previously restaged on them, La Malinche, about the real life story of an indigenous Nahua woman who played a key role in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, a legendary character in Mexican cultural history. They will also reprise their recent piece, choreographed by Hannah Baumgarten and Dance NOW! Miami Artistic Co-Director Diego Salterini, Anusim, What is Hidden is Never Lost, depicting a rarely told story in Jewish history about the 1497 decree in Portugal forcing all Jews to be baptized as “New Christians.”

Reserved seating tickets are $50, and $20 for students, with IDs. Advance tickets can be purchased only at www.dancenowmiami.org. The three venues are all fully wheelchair accessible, with adjacent parking. To arrange for group sale discounts, to find out the current COVID rules for each venue,and to request materials in accessible format, or any disability accommodation, visit www.dancenowmiami.org or contact Dance NOW! at (305) 975-8489 and info@dancenowmiami.org.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgtxKnUcMv0

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Rocco’s Tacos 5/5/22

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Rocco’s Tacos
Thursday, 05/05/2022-, 11:30 am-
Rocco's Tacos
1313 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost:

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

Join Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar for their annual state-wide Cinco de Mayo block party in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Naples and Boca Raton. On May 5th, Rocco’s Tacos will be shutting down the streets for an all-day fiesta featuring mouth-watering dishes, delicious cocktails, and live entertainment. Drink specials include Rocco’s signature Margaliter, discounted to $28 at all locations (normally priced at $37). Make sure to stop by and celebrate, trying one of their new signature cocktails: Jalisco Punch, Avocado Margarita, and Two Tango. For more information on Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, please visit https://www.roccostacos.com

Hyatt Centric Las Olas Inaugural Mother’s Day Brunch 5/8/22

Hyatt Centric Las Olas Inaugural Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, 05/08/2022-, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Hyatt Centric Las Olas
100 E Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $85 per person, $40 per child

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

Treat mom to the brunch she deserves at Hyatt Centric Las Olas’ inaugural Mother’s Day Brunch, featuring a globally inspired menu, bottomless mimosas and live music. Indulge in the hotel’s signature tapas station where a full charcuterie display and freshly baked breads await. Then, from one of the live action stations, sample the finest meats carved by the hotel’s Chefs or satiate your appetite with freshly made pasta to order and an assorted sushi display. Not to mention, a traditional breakfast spread with seasonal tropical fruits, various pastries, parfaits and only the fluffiest pancakes freshly served. Plus, a selection of desserts to end the brunch off with a bang.
$85 per person, $40 per child, includes complimentary valet parking, brunch and children’s activities. Three two hour seating’s at 10AM, 12:30PM and 3PM.

Sensory-Inclusive Performance: The Cat in the Hat 4/30/22

Sensory-Inclusive Performance: The Cat in the Hat
Saturday, 04/30/2022-, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: General admission is $10 until the week of the show and then $15

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

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in a lively, engaging theatrical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat in the Amaturo Theater. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure – but what will mum find when she gets home?
General admission is $10 until the week of the show and then $15. Lap tickets for children 12 months and under are available for $5. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

YouFit Gyms Benefit For Bradley and Burpee Challenge 4/30/22, 5/1/22

YouFit Gyms Benefit For Bradley and Burpee Challenge
Saturday, 04/30/2022-05/01/2022, 08:00 am-08:00 pm
YouFit Gyms (ALL locations)
13065 SW 112th Street, Miami, FL 33186,
Miami, Florida, 33186
Website
Cost: $15 for 2-day pass, $5 for burpee challenge, $5 wrist band

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

YouFit Gyms, the popular nationwide fitness chain, kicks off YouFit Lifts with Benefit For Bradley on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 8AM – gym closing (times vary by location)
at all YouFit Gyms locations in Florida and nationwide. YouFit Lifts is an ongoing initiative where YouFit Gyms partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their
80 locations across the country.

Benefit for Bradley, will raise funds for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, an organization that plays an integral role in the life of Jose Migenis, Florida Regional Director for YouFit Gyms. Migenis’ son, Bradley, who has been in the care of a team of specialists at Nicklaus Children’s since birth. Bradley was diagnosed with epilepsy, cortical vision impairment and cerebral palsy, conditions that affect his developmental abilities.

Patrons who contribute a $15 donation to the Benefit For Bradley Open House event will receive a 2-day pass to their YouFit Gyms. They will have the opportunity to fuel pre-or post-workout with Bagels & Coffee for Bradley from 8AM – 11AM as well as enjoy all the fitness perks including group fitness classes, Olympic weightlifting platforms, endless cardio equipment, access to YouFit Gyms premium small group training class, HIIT+, as well as be entered to win a year membership to YouFit Gyms.

At 12PM all YouFit Gyms locations will host #BurpeesforBradley Challenge, a 39-burpee challenge. This number signifies the longest number of days in which Bradley has been seizure-free in the past year. Can’t make it in person? Grab your phone and record yourself doing 39 burpees, then post it to social media and tag your friends. Use the hashtags #BurpeesforBradley and #YouFitGyms. If burpees sound too intense, you can still participate by donating $5.

All the proceeds from Benefit For Bradley will be donated to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

All 80 YouFit Gyms location; www.youfit.com to find a location.

https://give.nicklauschildrens.org/areas-to-support/youfit-benefit-for-bradley

Bradley and Family Appearances on Saturday, April 30, 2022
9:30 AM – YouFit Gyms West Kendall, 13065 SW 112th Street, Miami, FL 33186
12:00 PM – YouFit Gyms Flagler, 8311 W. Flagler St., Miami, Florida 33126

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.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 5/6/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 05/06/2022-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park
80 Las Olas Circle,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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Cost:

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

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) for the start of their 7th season on Friday, March 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Returning this season is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break.

Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities, ranging from lawn games to open workouts with OutFit Training that will take place at 5 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. New this season is the addition of local restaurants and vendors, providing a rotation of food and drinks to enjoy before, during and after the show.

• May 6 – Mr. Nice Guy – Formed in 2002, Mr. Nice Guy (MNG) is one of the area’s most popular classic rock groups, delivering high energy performances of some of the best music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. In addition to a monster set list of classic rock cover songs, Mr. Nice Guy has original music and has recently been on tour, backing major acts such as ZZ Top.

*Performers schedule subject to change

For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

Dinner at the Square presents Competition Is Good for Customers, but Would it Benefit Schools 4/27/22

Dinner at the Square presents Competition Is Good for Customers, but Would it Benefit Schools
Wednesday, 04/27/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:30 pm
Funky Buddha Brewery
1201 NE 38th St.,
Oakland Park, Florida, 33334
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Cost: 35-113

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

While the benefits to consumers of free market competition are obvious in virtually every sector of the economy, one vital institution remains resistant to competition — K-12 public education. In America, state and local governments, supported by the federal government, run a near monopoly. Though funded by an individual’s taxes, the vast majority of families have little choice but to send their students to the traditional public school.
As the pandemic forced parents to take a greater look and involvement in their child’s education, they became more of a watchdog, thus spurring an increase in children attending charter, private, homeschool or micro schools.
In a country that likes to be #1, would competition in our education system produce a better result for our children?

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 4/29/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 04/29/2022-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) for the start of their 7th season on Friday, March 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Returning this season is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break.

Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities, ranging from lawn games to open workouts with OutFit Training that will take place at 5 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. New this season is the addition of local restaurants and vendors, providing a rotation of food and drinks to enjoy before, during and after the show.

• April 29 – The Goodnicks, Pop and Top 40 Covers – Get ready to have a great time with The Goodnicks, a guitar driven pop / rock / country band who will get everyone’s feet moving and hearts pumping with their infectious tunes to kick off the Fort Lauderdale Air Show Weekend.

*Performers schedule subject to change

For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.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.

Business for the Arts of Broward’s Art + Stroll 5/19/22

Business for the Arts of Broward’s Art + Stroll
Thursday, 05/19/2022-, 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
BBX Capital
401 E Las Olas Blvd.,
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Attendance is free and open to the public but guests will have the option to purchase a Sip & Stroll ticket for $50, which includes food and beverage tastings in each lobby. Tickets for Sip & Stroll are available here: https://checkout.square.site/buy/LYMDIQON6N7PVRUX2WMNI2UQ.

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

The lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 on E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale will come to life with artwork and live entertainment as part of the 4th Annual ART + STROLL, presented by BBX Capital and hosted by Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) on Thursday, May 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to connect with the visionary group of business leaders at BFA during the event, enjoy local live entertainment performances, as well as juried art exhibit of fine art for sale, including but not limited to photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, paper art, fiber art, wood, clay, metal, glass, sculpture, fashion, mixed media and NFTs.

Live performances include dance and music by Alexander Star, Art Prevails Project, Broward College Big Band, Drake’s Irish Step Dancers and Jazzy Ortis.

Attendance is free and open to the public but guests will have the option to purchase a Sip & Stroll ticket for $50, which includes food and beverage tastings in each lobby. Tickets for Sip & Stroll are available here: https://checkout.square.site/buy/LYMDIQON6N7PVRUX2WMNI2UQ.

ART + STROLL is one of several ways Business for the Arts of Broward helps fund events and expand the services they offer across Broward County, as well as promote economic development to the non-profits they support and advance a creative economy. The event will include an exhibition of artwork for sale with the proceeds split between the artists and BFA. BFA encourages the support of local artists, fosters cultural vitality, and promotes creative success and economic development.
Proceeds from ART + STROLL allows Business for the Arts of Broward to continue and expand its innovative programming including the free Arts Mean Business Speaker Series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation, Public Art Projects, Artist Encounters and continue to support and promote local arts and cultural non-profits and projects.
In addition to BBX Capital, other sponsors include FPL, Seminole Tribe of Florida, UBS, Truist, Broward Cultural Division, Stiles, JLL, First Horizon/ Iberia Bank, Castle Group, James & Cathy Donnelly Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward, MAD, Berger Singerman, JC White, BankUnited, RSM, PNC Bank, Rubin Turnbull, Akerman, Hoffman’s Chocolates, It’Sugar, 3 Sons Brewery, Hyatt Centric, Coconut Cartel Rum, Eddie V’s, Coyo Taco & Republic.

For more information, exhibit details and sponsorship opportunities, contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-5344, rvegas@bfabroward.org or visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 4/22/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 04/22/2022-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) for the start of their 7th season on Friday, March 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Returning this season is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break.

Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities, ranging from lawn games to open workouts with OutFit Training that will take place at 5 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. New this season is the addition of local restaurants and vendors, providing a rotation of food and drinks to enjoy before, during and after the show.

• April 22 – Derek Mack Band, R&B and Soul – The Derek Mack Band is a high-energy, versatile group of musicians that brings a variety of styles and moods to please anyone’s musical taste, performing music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today.

*Performers schedule subject to change

For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

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.

Broward Center Spring Spectacular 4/18/22

Broward Center Spring Spectacular
Monday, 04/18/2022-, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $5

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

Students in advanced classes at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Rose Miniaci Arts & Education Center present their Spring Spectacular in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center on Monday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m.

The Broward Center Spotlights, a youth vocal ensemble for middle and high school students, will perform group and solo performances including some of Broadway’s greatest hits and a few musical surprises. The Spotlights have made past appearances in popular local events, television and community showcases and onstage shows.

Advanced Musical Theater Workshop students, in grades 4-12, will offer a sneak peek from their upcoming production of Seussical Jr. Taught in small groups to strengthen techniques in singing, dancing and acting, students have been rehearsing the production which they will perform at the Broward Center May 11-12.

The Ultimate Theater Dance class, which explores traditional and contemporary Broadway dance styles, will showcase some of the best-loved Broadway choreography. Students have studied elements of ballet, jazz and modern dance during the class.

General admission to Spring Spectacular is $5. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 4/15/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 04/15/2022-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) for the start of their 7th season on Friday, March 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Returning this season is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break.

Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities, ranging from lawn games to open workouts with OutFit Training that will take place at 5 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. New this season is the addition of local restaurants and vendors, providing a rotation of food and drinks to enjoy before, during and after the show.

• April 15 – Sabor Latino – Experience the heat and excitement of Salsa and Latin Jazz, provided by South Florida band Sabor Latino. Sabor Latino can put together a slammin’ set of Salsa or step it down a notch with Latin Jazz tunes that are great for listening or dancing.

*Performers schedule subject to change

For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

OutFit Celebrates One Year of Mobile, Open-Air Fitness in West Broward County with a Birthday Party at Westfield Broward Mall 4/10/22

OutFit Celebrates One Year of Mobile, Open-Air Fitness in West Broward County with a Birthday Party at Westfield Broward Mall
Sunday, 04/10/2022-, 08:15 am-
The OutFit OutPost at Westfield Broward Mall
8000 W. Broward Blvd.,
Plantation, Florida, 33388
Website
Cost: Free

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

OutFit – an innovative mobile fitness service bringing convenient, affordable, expertly-led private training and group fitness classes to parks and neighborhoods – is celebrating one year of premium outdoor workouts in the West Broward community. CEO and Founder Randy Hetrick
will host a birthday party at the OutPost at Westfield Broward Mall on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 8:15 a.m. The free event is open to the public and will feature a special hour-long workout to highlight a sample of OutFit’s class offerings led by “Outfitters in Charge” along with a live DJ. Hetrick will welcome guests and then participate in the workout.

The birthday party class will incorporate OutFit’s roster of diverse classes including its signature HIIT (high intensity interval training) Strength Circuit, HIIT Cardio Circuit, Total HIIT Circuit, Tabata Circuit, Cardio Line Circuit, Strength Line Circuit, Interval Down Circuit, 30/30 HIIT Circuit and Zumba®. The class will conclude with a Yoga Flow and stretching.

Founder Randy Hetrick, a former Navy SEAL and Founder of TRX®, launched the pilot program in West Broward in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic when many of the fitness industry’s most seasoned trainers and innovators found themselves out of work and gyms closed everywhere. Hetrick brought together a team of veteran fitness industry executives to form OutFit.

OutFit delivers large, circuit-style classes that are open workouts conveniently located in beautiful public spaces coined “training grounds.” The 50-minute classes provide the perfect blend of strength, cardio, flexibility, and fun. Each class is led by an expertly trained fitness coach, named an “OutFitter in Charge,” who arrives in an on-demand fitness van equipped with TRX® training gear and a heart-pumping sound and light system.

Easter Brunch at Pelican Grand Beach Resort 4/17/22

Easter Brunch at Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Sunday, 04/17/2022-, 12:00 pm-03:00 pm
OCEAN2000 at Pelican Grand Beach Resort
2000 N Ocean Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: Price: $130 and $55 children 5-12 years

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

Treat the family to an elaborate Easter brunch and Easter egg hunt at OCEAN2000 located at the stunning Pelican Grand Beach Resort with live music, unlimited mimosas and an upscale buffet featuring an omelet station, champagne poached jumbo shrimp, a hand-rolled sushi boat, smoked salmon benedict, a carving board with roast prime rib of beef with desserts such as white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, carrot cake, warm chocolate bread pudding and more.

Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Kicks-Off in Fort Lauderdale 4/7/22

Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Kicks-Off in Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 04/07/2022-, 06:45 pm-08:00 pm
Huizenga Plaza
32 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: 50

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

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, a three-circuit 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk with events in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami, kicks-off in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 6:45 p.m.

Now in its 24th year, “Fort Lauderdale’s Largest Office Party” is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits – regardless of company size – and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 18 different industries, as well as a t-shirt contest.

Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends, gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory.

The event will once again also offer a virtual component for team members, allowing them to complete their distance and submit their finish time on the same day as the in-person event. Results for the Run from Home run will be posted online at www.MercedesBenzCorporateRun.com.

As part of the tri-county race circuit, $1 per participant of the Fort Lauderdale run will benefit United Way.

Riva’s Easter Brunch 4/17/22

Riva’s Easter Brunch
Sunday, 04/17/2022-, 12:00 pm-04:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach
3030 Holiday Dr,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost:

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

The soft sound of the gentle surf adds to an inviting and relaxed atmosphere for Easter Brunch at Riva. Newly appointed Executive Chef, Jesse Demmers, Senior Sous Chef, Damoriae Graham and the entire Riva culinary team, are preparing a delicious brunch buffet open from 12-4 PM. This delectable brunch buffet will feature an omelet station, pancake and waffle bar, seafood bar, fresh bulled mozzarella station, antipasti bar and more. The price of the buffet will be $89 for adults and $39 for children 5-12 and reservations can be made on www.opentable.com.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 4/8/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 04/08/2022-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) for the start of their 7th season on Friday, March 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Returning this season is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break.

Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities, ranging from lawn games to open workouts with OutFit Training that will take place at 5 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. New this season is the addition of local restaurants and vendors, providing a rotation of food and drinks to enjoy before, during and after the show.

• April 8 – Tim Charron, Country – Tortuga Music Festival Weekend – Come see Tim Charron light up Ft. Lauderdale beach with the “Country Rock with a twist of lime” that has taken him all over the world.

*Performers schedule subject to change

For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

Opening Day of Lux et Veritas 4/2/22

Opening Day of Lux et Veritas
Saturday, 04/02/2022-, 11:00 am-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
1 East Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

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

Join NSU Art Museum for Opening Day of Lux et Veritas, a new exhibition that explores a transformative period in contemporary art by focusing on a generation of artists of color who attended Yale School of Art for their graduate studies between 2000 and 2010. Several of the featured artists will be in attendance to discuss their work, inspiration and so much more. Featured artists: Mike Cloud, william cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Abigail DeVille, Torkwase Dyson, John Espinosa, Luis Gispert, Rashawn Griffin, Leslie Hewitt, Jamerry Kim, Eric N. Mack, Wardell Milan, Wangechi Mutu, Mamiko Otsubo, Ronny Quevedo, Tavares Strachan, Mickalene Thomas, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Shoshanna Weinberger, and Kehinde Wiley.

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/

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host 2nd Annual Spring Fling EGGstravaganza 4/16/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host 2nd Annual Spring Fling EGGstravaganza
Saturday, 04/16/2022-, 10:00 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

The 2nd Annual Spring Fling EGGstravaganza will provide a groovy opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a Hippie-D’ Hoppity day of engaging activities and a little fun in the sun. Free to the public courtesy of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Improvement District, attendees are encouraged to wear their retro-inspired best and participate in the special activities and entertainment planned, which include:

• Eggs In a Basket Contest | Guests will take their best guess at how many eggs are in The LOOP’s baskets. The person closest to guessing right will win prizes courtesy of the contest sponsor.
• Hippie-D Hoppity Selfie Station | Guests are encouraged to dress up in their retro-inspired Easter finest and snap a selfie in the vintage 1970’s Good Times Roll Volkswagen Bus and with the peace sign bunny ears throughout the park.
• Farmer’s Market | Shop and stroll local vendors displaying an eclectic selection of food, art, clothing, jewelry, home goods, pet supplies, body care and more.
• Little Yolks Morning Yoga, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Little ‘yolks’ ages 5-12 will enjoy a complimentary, introductory yoga class on the lawn with Lisa Pumper with the purchase of an adult ticket ($10). Bunny ears will be provided.
• Egg Hunt, 10:15 a.m.| Event-goers are encouraged to bring an Easter basket and gather on the main lawn at 10:15 a.m. for The LOOP’s Egg Hunt countdown. The main lawn will be divided into three sections accommodating children under 5, children 6-9, and children 10-13. Come down early and explore the park and vendors for a pre-egg hunt, golden egg hunt. Find the golden egg hidden somewhere on the grounds and take home a gourmet Easter basket.
• Brunch with the Bunny, 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Pre-purchase a “Brunch with the Bunny” package, or bring a blanket and basket, and enjoy brunch on the main lawn with the Easter bunny.
Cost: $50/ family of four includes reserved table, pre-packaged farmers market brunch box with fresh basked croissants, jam, Nutella and savory spreads, mixed granola, fresh fruit, French macaroons for dessert, and choice of fresh juice or sparking water. Pre-purchase required.
• Children’s Arts & Crafts, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | In recognition of Earth Month, The LOOP’s children’s craft corner features make and take crafts that are good for the planet. Children under 13 will have their choice of coloring their own reusable tote bag, decorating a seed pot, or making a crystal bead suncatcher.
• Live Music and Entertainment:
 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: DJ David & the Hippie D’Hop Hares
 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Spring fling stilt walkers and balloon artistry
 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Complimentary “Little Bunny” quick draw caricatures
 Noon – 2 p.m. Sack races and freeze dance contests

For information, to register for Little Yolk’s Yoga or purchase Brunch with the Bunny tickets, visit theloopflb.com/events/spring-fling/

Mojito Mondays Makeover 3/28/22

Mojito Mondays Makeover
Monday, 03/28/2022-, 04:00 pm-10:00 pm
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
800 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

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

Come shake up your weekly routine with $25 mojito and sangria pitchers, $2 empanadas offered all day, plus enjoy live music and take part in free mojito making classes!

On launch day only (March 28 at 6:30 p.m.), enjoy free salsa dance lessons courtesy of Dance South Florida.

The newly introduced free mojito making classes will be available EVERY Monday at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The class comes with one complimentary mojito per participant. Must register for class in advance.

Mojito Mondays specials (offered all day at the bar and dining room):

$2 empanadas (beef, chicken and pork!)
$25 pitchers of Cuba Libre’s famous classic mojitos
$25 pitchers of sangria (red, white, and rosé)
$30 pitchers of flavored mojitos
$15 choice no-jito pitchers (non-alcoholic)
FYI-Pitchers serve 6!

For more information on ‘Mojito Mondays’ at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, visit cubalibrerestaurant.com/en/fortlauderdale.

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/

All Abilities Series: Masquerade Ball 3/26/22

All Abilities Series: Masquerade Ball
Saturday, 03/26/2022-, 11:00 am-12:30 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ All Abilities Series continues with a free sensory inclusive virtual Masquerade Ball. Broward Center teaching artist TJ Tekurio will lead participants through an exciting dance routine for the whole family.

Viewers will have the chance to dance together to the elegant and smooth sounds of 3/4 time from the comfort and safety of their homes. The free session is ideal for anyone who has no dance experience as Tekurio demonstrates learning to waltz is as easy as 1-2-3. The Zoom link to join the session is available at Broward Center’s website at https://bit.ly/3vrUuwk

Adding to the interactive fun, viewers are encouraged to design their own mask and bring it to the virtual party. A tutorial to design your own mask can be seen at https://bit.ly/3hnzwGZ

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

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 3/25/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 03/25/2022-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) for the start of their 7th season on Friday, March 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Returning this season is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break.

Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities, ranging from lawn games to open workouts with OutFit Training that will take place at 5 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. New this season is the addition of local restaurants and vendors, providing a rotation of food and drinks to enjoy before, during and after the show.

• March 25 – KRUSH Band Party, Classic Hits – KRUSH Party Band can’t wait to get everyone up and dancing under the stars! KRUSH Party Band is a professional entertainment powerhouse; they’ve been performing together at top Florida venues for over 15 years.

*Performers schedule subject to change

For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

Cécile McLorin Salvant in Pompano Beach 4/16/22

Cécile McLorin Salvant in Pompano Beach April 16
Saturday, 04/16/2022-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 West Atlantic Blvd,
Pompano Beach, Florida, 33060
Website
Cost: 65

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

Pompano Beach Jazz Festival presents in Partnership with KCC Productions: Grammy-winning artist Cecile McLorin Salvant April 16th at 8! Get your tickets while you can at http://pompanobeacharts.org/jazzfest

Cécile McLorin Salvant is a composer, singer, and visual artist, winner of the MacArthur fellowship, the Doris Duke Artist Award, and the Thelonious Monk competition. The late Jessye Norman described her as “a unique voice supported by an intelligence and full-fledged musicality, which light up every note she sings”. Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music. She is an eclectic curator, unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong narratives, interesting power dynamics, unexpected twists, and humor. She has received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her 3 latest albums, “The Window”, “Dreams and Daggers”, and “For One to Love”, and was nominated for the award in 2014 for her album “WomanChild”.

How can you resist? See you all at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 West Atlantic Boulevard! Tickets going fast and will not be sold on-site. Get your reservation now! Full festival details at https://pompanobeacharts.org

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=QzPJJLXnBcQ

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.

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.

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/

Viva La Noche – Calle Ocho Celebration 3/12/22

Viva La Noche – Calle Ocho Celebration
Saturday, 03/12/2022-, 10:30 pm-03:00 am
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

Viva la Noche! Celebrate Calle Ocho at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar with a special Midnight Madness, bottle service packages and hookah. Enjoy music by DJ Miami spinning Latin Hits and Top 40. Free admission all night. Must be 21 and older to party.

Island City Stage Presents Tennessee Williams’ Gothic Mystery “Suddenly, Last Summer” 3/17/22 – 4/17/22

Island City Stage Presents Tennessee Williams’ Gothic Mystery “Suddenly, Last Summer”
Thursday, 03/17/2022-04/17/2022, 08:00 pm-10:00 am
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $35; group discounts available.

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

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 award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

Evoking themes of aging, beauty, hypocrisy, greed, sexual repression and cannibalism, the play is also the one that the author, himself, considered his most poetic.

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 Andy Rogow, Suddenly, Last Summer stars Angie Radosh as Violet Venable, Jeanine Gangloff Levy as Catherine Holly and Jonathan Furedy as Dr. Cukrowicz. Lisa King as Mrs. Holly, Laurie Tanner as Miss Foxhill, Christian Vandepas as George Holly and Carol Caselle as Sister Felicity round out the cast.

Suddenly, Last Summer is sponsored by Funding Arts Broward (FAB) and is supported 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, currently 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.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Tickets start at $35 and are available at islandcitystage.org/suddenly-last-summer. Other discounts are available for groups.

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.

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 LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves 3/18/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves
Friday, 03/18/2022-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) for the start of their 7th season on Friday, March 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Returning this season is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break.

Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities, ranging from lawn games to open workouts with OutFit Training that will take place at 5 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. New this season is the addition of local restaurants and vendors, providing a rotation of food and drinks to enjoy before, during and after the show.

• March 18 – The Goodnicks, Pop and Top 40 Covers – Get ready to have a great time with The Goodnicks, a guitar driven pop / rock / country band who will get everyone’s feet moving and hearts pumping with their infectious tunes.

*Performers schedule subject to change

For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

Barkin’ Brunch – Doggie Brunch at W Fort Lauderdale 3/20/22

Barkin’ Brunch – Doggie Brunch at W Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/20/2022-, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
W Fort Lauderdale
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Eventbrite
Cost: $55

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

Calling all furry friends & their humans! W Fort Lauderdale is hosting a Barkin Brunch for puppy pals & their parents! The sensational Stephen Starr brunch will include sunrise mimosas, an omelette station with all the trimmings, a delicious buffet, and a doggie bacon bar filled with all sorts of fixings for furry friends to chow down on. There will be fun doggie contests and prizes, complimentary doggie art caricatures, and a live musical performance by DJ LA Trice, all hosted by the famous Mallow the Frenchie! The Barkin Brunch event will take place on the Living Room Terrace on Sunday, March 20th from 11AM to 2PM. Tickets are $55 per person, and one pup per hooman.

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.

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.

La Vie en Rose The Ultimate Picnic Experience 3/20/22

La Vie en Rose The Ultimate Picnic Experience
Sunday, 03/20/2022-, 02:00 pm-09:00 pm
Las Olas Circle
200 Las Olas Circle,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Eventbrite
Cost: $30 -950

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

Amazing music, Spectacular food, and a top-shelf full bar with a selection of Rosé Champagne, Cocktails and much more!

Noche de Carnival 3/5/22

Noche de Carnival
Saturday, 03/05/2022-, 10:30 am-03:00 am
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

Viva la Noche! Celebrate the night of Carnival at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar this season with Samba dancers, percussionist, bottle service packages, hookah and Midnight Madness extravaganza. Enjoy music by DJ Miami spinning Latin Hits and Top 40. Free admission all night. Must be 21 and older to party.

ArtsUnited Honors Community Leaders during “Dining with the Divas” Celebration & Fundraiser at Lips Fort Lauderdale 3/15/22

ArtsUnited Honors Community Leaders during “Dining with the Divas” Celebration & Fundraiser at Lips Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 03/15/2022-, 07:00 pm-
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 East Oakland Park Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
Website
Cost: Tickets are $60 per person which includes a three-course dinner, cocktail and show. A cash bar is available.

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

ArtsUnited, a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing quality cultural programming that showcases the LGBTQ community, will honor South Florida community leaders Michael Goodman, Richard Gray, Phil Cordell and Our Fund for advancing the arts during its “Dining with the Divas” Celebration Dinner and Fundraiser set for Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m., at Lips Fort Lauderdale. Lips show hostess Nicolette will emcee the entertaining evening which will also feature guests hosts Niki Lopez, Tedd Davis, Ryan Young and Michael Albetta plus a special appearance by Michael Dean as Cher.

Michael Goodman, an avid supporter of the arts, is currently chair of the Florida Theatrical Association and is an executive committee board member for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. As the founder of GPR | Goodman Public Relations, he supports Funding Arts Broward, Island City Stage, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, History Fort Lauderdale and World AIDS Museum. He is past board chair of ArtServe, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, the Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the City of Wilton Manors Community Affairs Advisory Board and the City of Oakland Park School Advisory Board. Goodman is an honorary board member and past vice chair of Art and Culture Center Hollywood. He is also a past board member of Arc Broward, Junior Achievement, Family Central and Gilda’s Club plus a graduate of Leadership Broward Class XV. A highly respected PR practitioner and marketer, Goodman has received two ArtServe leadership awards, a coveted Leadership Broward Foundation Profiles in Leadership Award and Art and Culture Center Hollywood’s “Man of the Year 2016” Award.

Richard Gray is the senior vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion for Visit Lauderdale. Since the mid-1990s, he has used marketing campaigns to ignite social change. Richard’s vision formed what was the first-ever dedicated LGBT+ marketing campaign at a Destination Marketing Organization in 1995. Under his leadership, the groundbreaking Celebrate You campaign was the first to feature real-life models representing disabled, plus-sized, non-binary, trans, gay, lesbian, straight and dressed in drag. As part of this campaign, black and brown were added to the Pride colors to show commitment and belief in black and brown people, making Visit Lauderdale the first DMO to add these colors. His work with the transgender community lead to Visit Lauderdale being the first DMO to be recognized by the U.N. for support of the transgender community. The recipient of countless honors, most recently he was named
by Out magazine as an OUT 100 Innovator and one of the 100 most influential LGBT+ people in the United States.

Phil Cordell, global head of lifestyle brands/new brand development, Hilton, is one of the nation’s leading hospitality-industry experts. With over 35 years of experience, his finger on the pulse of consumer trends, his forward-thinking and entrepreneurial mindset, and a track record of successful brand development, Cordell is responsible for the inception and development of new Hilton brands and cultivation and enhancement of existing brands in development. An expert in branding, franchise management and customer service, Cordell has been interviewed by The New York Times, USA Today, Entrepreneur magazine, Harvard Business Review, Fox Business, Reuters TV and others, and is a sought-after speaker.

Our Fund Foundation promotes a culture of responsible philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations supporting the LGBT community to make South Florida (Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties) the most livable community in the country for LGBT people. Launched in 2010 by a small group of committed activist philanthropists in response to the low ratio of philanthropy directed to LGBT organizations in the region, and across the country, Our Fund Foundation has become the 3rd largest LGBT foundation in the country, granting $1,500,000+ annually to worthy non-profit agencies advancing LGBT causes in South Florida.

Attendees will enjoy the witty show hostesses and talented cast who serve up delicious food and entertainment as part of a well-orchestrated revue of past and present leading ladies. Lips is more drag-a-licious than ever with a popular menu of drag queen-inspired delicious salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, plus a full-bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other signature drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by visiting www.artsunitedflorida.com. Tickets are $60 per person which includes a three-course dinner, cocktail and show. A cash bar is available.

Art Means Business Features Jewelry Designer and Artist 2/24/22

Art Means Business Features Jewelry Designer and Artist
Thursday, 02/24/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
General Provision Downtown
300 SW 1st Ave, Suite 155,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost:

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

Business for the Arts Broward’s (BFA) Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) continues in February with a live presentation and Q&A with renowned artist, businessman and jewelry designer Zameer Kassam on Thursday, February 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hosted by General Provision Downtown, the event takes place at 300 SW 1st Ave., Suite 155 in Fort Lauderdale and is presented by the Community Foundation of Broward James and Cathy Donnelly Family Fund and the Castle Group.

Participants who wish to attend the event must email their RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org by Wednesday, February 23.

With a background as unique as the jewelry he designs, including time at McKinsey & Company, Harvard Business School and De Beers Louis Vuitton, Kassam has emerged as one of the global jewelry industry’s most innovative thinkers and artists. He is the founder and CEO of Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry, which he launched in 2011. Through every iteration of his career, one thing has remained constant is his passion for storytelling. His company tells the stories of people, their families and their relationships within the design of every piece of fine jewelry.

Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry is a member of the Rock 100, comprised of the 100 fastest growing startups founded by alumni of Harvard Business School. In 2015 De Beers Group entered a strategic partnership with Kassam, offering exclusive access to their most rare and precious diamonds. In 2018, Kassam designed the #TimesUp ring, worn by Ashley Judd at the Oscars, which she famously used as a tool to share her message of equality on the red carpet. Later that year, Kassam’s designs were worn by the cast of the hit film Crazy Rich Asians at the global premiere in Singapore and throughout the subsequent awards season. In 2019, Kassam was commissioned to celebrate the groundbreaking movie Black Panther by designing the Wakanda Forever ring worn by its lead actress Lupita Nyong’o throughout the awards season. In 2020, Harvard business school published a case study about his unique business model, and in 2022 Zameer was featured in the BBC documentary “New York: The City that Never Sleeps.”

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.

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.

Paint & Sip at Pelican Grand Beach Resort 3/11/2022

Paint & Sip at Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Friday, 02/11/2022-, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
Paint & Sip at Pelican Grand Beach Resort
2000 North Ocean Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost:

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

Unleash your inner artist at Pelican Grand Beach Resort’s Paint & Sip event on Valentine’s Day weekend. A local artist will guide the class as you sip on complimentary wine (2 glasses; additional available for purchase). Take home your painting to remember the evening. All women attending will receive a welcome rose

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.

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

Cupid’s Weekend 2/11/22, 2/12/22

Cupid’s Weekend
Friday, 02/11/2022-02/12/2022, 10:30 pm-03:00 am
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
800 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

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

Cupid’s Weekend comes to Viva La Noche – Cuba Libre Nights for a Pre-Valentine’s Day celebration at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar on Friday, Feb 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12. Feel the love in the air with free admission all night on both nights and the first 50 guests will toast with a complimentary Valentine shot.

Come join the party with DJ spinning Latin hits and Top 40.

VIP bottle service and Hookah available.

Must be 21 and older.

Score big with Beehive Kitchen’s Super Bowl promotion 2/13/22

Score big with Beehive Kitchen’s Super Bowl promotion
Sunday, 02/13/2022-, 11:00 am-
Beehive Kitchen
6312 North Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33309
Website
Cost:

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

Kick off the big game with gluten-free catering from Beehive Kitchen!

Special: 15% OFF catering

Promo Code: superbowl

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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Website
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.

Meet Guy Harvey 2/12/22, 2/13/22

Meet Guy Harvey
Saturday, 02/12/2022-02/13/2022, 01:30 pm-06:00 pm
Guy Harvey Gallery & Shop
816 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

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

Guy Harvey, Ph.D., world-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist and entrepreneur, will be available for meet-and-greets, photo ops and merchandise signing at his new gallery and shop in Las Olas Blvd.

Schedule:

Saturday, February 12 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 – 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 13 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 – 6 p.m.

Additional Information:

The unmistakable splash of Dr. Harvey’s iconic art, apparel, books and ocean-inspired accessories and gifts come to life in the new 2,600-sq.-ft. gallery and store in Las Olas Boulevard.

This new location reflects a familiar marine-inspired Guy Harvey shopping experience, but now with higher visibility in downtown Fort Lauderdale – one of South Florida’s most desirable streets – since Las Olas Boulevard is popular not only with tourists but with the surrounding residential and business community as well.

A portion of proceeds from sales of all Guy Harvey apparel and merchandise at the store and online benefit ocean research, education and conservation initiatives through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF). The non-profit organization is dedicated to saving the seas, supporting groundbreaking research and helping foster the next generation of ocean conservationists. The GHOF recently launched a new K-12 marine science education curriculum for students in Florida that is also expanding internationally.

The retail store is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call the store at 954-769-1996.

Tricky Tuesday 2/8/22

Tricky Tuesday
Tuesday, 02/08/2022-04/12/2022, 07:30 pm-09:00 pm
Black Flamingo Brewery
3260 NW 23rd Ave #400e,
Pompano Beach, Florida, 33069
Website
Cost: Free

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

Check out the magic of Remy Connor every other Tuesday at Black Flamingo Brewery. Close up interactive magic, fire eating, circus and sideshow stunts, and mind reading! The Inked Magician will show you the world through the eyes of a magician.

Valentine’s Night Serenade at W Fort Lauderdale 2/14/22

Valentine’s Night Serenade at W Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 02/14/2022-, 09:00 pm-11:00 pm
W Fort Lauderdale
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

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

Revel in romance and sweet serenades for an unforgettable Valentine’s evening soiree at W Fort Lauderdale. Surrounded by red roses and soulful sounds, lovebirds will fall in love all over again to smooth tunes of timeless classics from Kerst Lehmann in Living Room, including swoony-worthy hits from the romance icons of Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Michael Bublé. Elevate the evening with wine bottle specials and tempting bites from the award-winning Stephen Starr menu.

Valentine’s Night Serenade at W Fort Lauderdale 2/14/22

Valentine’s Night Serenade at W Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 02/14/2022-, 09:00 pm-11:00 pm
W Fort Lauderdale
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

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

Revel in romance and sweet serenades for an unforgettable Valentine’s evening soiree at W Fort Lauderdale. Surrounded by red roses and soulful sounds, lovebirds will fall in love all over again to smooth tunes of timeless classics from Kerst Lehmann in Living Room, including swoony-worthy hits from the romance icons of Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Michael Bublé. Elevate the evening with wine bottle specials and tempting bites from the award-winning Stephen Starr menu.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 2/10/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 02/10/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
Website
Cost:

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

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

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

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

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

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 1/27/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 01/27/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm

Website
Cost:

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

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

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

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

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

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

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.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 1/20/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 01/20/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
Website
Cost:

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

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

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

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

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

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 3/10/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 03/10/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Cost:

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

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

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

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

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

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

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 2/24/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 02/24/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

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

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

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

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

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

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 2/17/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 02/17/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

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

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

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

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

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

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

“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.

South Florida Folk & Acoustic Music Festival 1/30/22

South Florida Folk & Acoustic Music Festival
Sunday, 01/30/2022-, 12:00 pm-07:00 pm
Bergeron Rodeo Grounds
4201 SW 65th Way,
Davie, Florida, 33314
Website
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

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

The Broward Folk Club will present the South Florida Folk & Acoustic Music Festival on Sunday, January 30, featuring some of South Florida’s best acoustic musicians.

The one-day event will be at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie, an outdoor venue. Hours are noon to 7 p.m.

This festival expands the definition of “folk” music to include Latin jazz, roots, Americana and more. The event also will include workshops, music jams and vendors.

Performers will include Amy Carol Webb, Rod MacDonald, The Copper Tones, Patchouli, Bing Futch, Thania Sanz Tropical Soul with Leslie Zigel, plus singer-songwriter winners Friction Farm, Karyn Oliver and Cecilia St. King.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door for the full afternoon of music. (Broward Folk Club members get $5 off.) The advance ticket discount ends Jan. 27.

For the safety of festival goers and performers, all entrants must show proof or vacation or a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours old. Masks will be required in performance areas. No outside food and drink are allowed. No pets are allowed. Parking is free.

Francis Ngannou vs. Giryl Gane UFC Fight Viewing Party at Bodega Fort Lauderdale 1/22/22

Francis Ngannou vs. Giryl Gane UFC Fight Viewing Party at Bodega Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 01/22/2022-, 10:00 pm-03:00 am
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila Fort Lauderdale
21 West Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

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

On Saturday, January 22 Bodega Taqueria y Tequila Fort Lauderdale will be showing the Francis Ngannou vs. Giryl Gane UFC Fight. Starting at 10 PM, guests can RSVP HERE to reserve their spot and watch the fight with tacos and tequilas. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila Fort Lauderdale is located at 21 West Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host 2nd Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest 2/20/22

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host 2nd Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest
Sunday, 02/20/2022-, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: $10 – $40

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

What/Who:
The Second Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach on Sunday, Feb. 20, at its new location, Las Olas Oceanside Park, aka The LOOP. Celebrating Fort Lauderdale’s love for their furry companions with a day of four-legged fun, the event is once again hosted by the dynamic mom and pup duo behind the award-winning Instagram @TourwithTeddy and blog “Living A Fairytail.”

Coinciding with National Love Your Pet Day, flower crowns and fur will fill the air during this ulti-mutt Sunday Funday experience. New this year is the VIP bark brunch picnic featuring indie-acoustic tunes courtesy of JJ and the Florida Oranges band.

Welcoming locals and visitors of all ages, attendees can capture Instagramable moments through a variety of activities, including the Pawz-itive Dog Training Agility Course and Road-Tripping Rover VW Bus photobooth, sponsored by Good Times Roll. Those seeking a unique way to bond with their pup can get down with their dog at the Red Cheetah DOGA (dog yoga) session. A people and pets’ marketplace will feature three dozen new and returning vendors, ranging from pet services: Certified Therapy Dog, Healthy Smiles Pet Dental and PetWell Clinic Pembroke Pines to a plethora of pet and people clothing, food, and accessories. Vendors include Pet Wants Fort Lauderdale, Petit Pups Pawtique and More, and Ruff House, to name a few.

Fur the Love Pet Fest’s 2022 theme, Pupchella, is a nod to the music festival Coachella. Guests are encouraged to dress in theme with flower crowns, tie-dye and boho accessories. A limited number of FURshionista tickets ($40), provide VIP entry and entry in the Pupchella Fashion Show for a chance to win a variety of prizes, which include a one-night stay with your pet at The Kimpton Goodland Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach in a premium guest room, a professional pet photo session with FTLPetFest official photographer, Lorena Cora Photography (a $499 value) and a $100 Ruff House Gift Card.

100% of event profits will benefit 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, a nonprofit organization that was established as a community effort to end the neglect and abuse of animals.

Prior to the event, guests are encouraged to enter the #PUPCHELLA photo contest by uploading a photo of their pet in its Pupchella-inspired finest to https://theloopflb.com/fur-the-love-photo-contest/. The pet who earns the most votes by Feb. 13 will have the opportunity to win a FURshionista VIP package, including two VIP tickets to the Second Annual Fur The Love Pet Fest and one entry in the Pupchella fashion show (a $70 value).

FTL Pet Fest is generously supported by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District. For tickets, details, or to participate as a sponsor or vendor, visit www.FTLPetFest.com

The VIP Bark Brunch includes:
• Picnic for Two Adults and Two Pets – $110.00
• A picnic setup for two guests and two pets
• Brunch and beverages and a picnic blanket
• One gift bag per guest, one flower crown per guest, one tie-bye bandana per dog, and raffle tickets per guest

• VIP Picnic for Six Adults and Six Pets – $100 per person/$600 per table
o A picnic setup for six guests and six pets for the entire day
o Brunch and beverages
o One gift bag per guest, one flower crown per guest, one tie-bye bandana per dog, and three raffle tickets per guest
o Tickets for DOGA Yoga and Fashion Show Entry

There are a limited number of VIP Bark Brunch tickets available. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. The Caribe Vegan, 30 Slide, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Coffee Vibes Miami will also provide food al la carte to the public.

The schedule of activities includes:
• All Day: Meet Your New Furever Friend at 100+ Abandoned Dog Rescue Adoption Tent
• All Day: Agility Course sponsored by Pawz-itive Dog Training
• 10:30 a.m.: DOGA (dog yoga) – 30-minute session with Red Cheetah Yoga
• 11 a.m.: Bark Brunch
• 12 p.m.: Live Music with JJ and the Florida Oranges
• 1 p.m.: Fashion Show and Contest
• 2 p.m.: Police K9 demonstration
• 3 p.m.: Raffle prize drawing

Selfie Stations includes:
• Road Trippin’ Rover – sponsored by Good Times Roll
• Sit, Stay, Play – sponsored by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District (BID)
• Smooch a Pooch

Confirmed marketplace vendors includes:
All Tails Wag, Bowies Bites, Certified Therapy Dog, Inc., Chico’s Mafia Tough Dog Apparel, Chill Otter Co., EpiPaws, Healthy Smiles Pet Dental, Lorena Cora Pet Photography, Loved and Pampered Pets, Nicole Paints Pet Portraits, Pet Wants Fort Lauderdale, Petit Pups Pawtique and More, PetWell Clinic Pembroke Pines, Ponciano Enterprises, Pooch & Patches, Posh Paws Amenities, Ruff House, The Captain’s Cut, Uniquebowtique954, and Urbana Pets LLC

When:
Sunday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. – 4 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:
$10-$40. Children ages under 12 are free.

Package options include:
• General Admission – $10: Three raffle tickets or choice of flower crown or tie-dye dog bandana
• VIP – $30: DOGA experience, one gift bag, one flower crown, one dog tie-dye bandana and three raffle tickets
• FURshionista –$40: Entry in the Pupchella Fashion Show, VIP gift bag, three raffle tickets, one flower crown and one tie-dye dog bandana

How:
For tickets, details, or to participate as a sponsor or vendor, visit www.FTLPetFest.com

About The LOOP
A cornerstone of activity, The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is the central hub of the new $65 million, four park system at the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The public greenspaces, including the Intracoastal Promenade, Las Olas Beach Garage Sunset Terrace and DC Alexander Park aim to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun, and year-round activity in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. For more information, visit theloopflb.com or contact info@theloopflb.com. Follow The LOOP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theloopflb and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/theloopflb/.

About Hosts, Ana & Teddy
Ana Elvir and her Maltese, Teddy are the dynamic mom and pup duo behind the wildly popular, fun, and entertaining Instagram Page, Tour with Teddy, and ‘Living A Fairytail’ blog. Named Top Influencer in the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Magazine Readers Poll, Teddy is a sought-after product ambassador, model, and tour guide to some of the most pet-friendly and popular places around the nation. As the host #FTLPetFest he aims to lend a paw and help his fellow furry friends in need. Follow on Instagram @tourwithteddy and at livingafairytail.com

“Look What We Can Do In ’22” Campaign
The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) aims to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun, and year-round activities in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. On Feb. 2, 2022, The LOOP is launching its “Look What We Can Do In ‘22!” sponsor campaign in an effort to raise funds necessary to support active and passive programming related to public health classes, arts and cultural experiences, and additional services to create a welcoming year-round gathering space. The community is encouraged to support the efforts through recurring sponsorships in increments of $22, either once a year ($22/year), once a month ($264/year), once a week ($1,144/year), or once a day ($8,030/year). The LOOP is also actively seeking community partners to commit a one-time annual sponsorship of $2,022, and ten corporate partners to sponsor at the level of $2,022 per month. Pending sponsor levels benefits include LOOP swag, exclusive discounts on ticketed events; vendor booths; entry to monthly giveaways; an e-newsletter subscription; inclusion in promotional materials and social media, recognition on The LOOP’s Community Sponsor and Partners page, and more. To get involved, please visit theloopflb.com/get-involved

DHL and City of Plantation Partner On First “Go Green” Event and Celebration 1/22/22

DHL and City of Plantation Partner On First “Go Green” Event and Celebration
Saturday, 01/22/2022-, 10:00 am-02:00 pm
DHL’s Corporate Office
1210 S. Pine Island Road,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
Website
Cost: Free

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

DHL Express, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, is celebrating its commitment to environmental sustainability. On Saturday, January 22, the community is invited to a free, outdoor event at DHL’s Corporate Office in Plantation.

The eco-conscious extravaganza will feature a variety of Green-themed activities and prize giveaways for the whole family, including:

• Take Home a Free Tree: DHL is giving away 100 trees and 50 succulent plants to local guests at the event.
• Ride in an e-Cargo Cycle: Take a ride on one of DHL’s e-Cargo Cycles. These cycles are used for deliveries across Miami. Each one deployed enables DHL to take one conventional delivery van off the road, reducing road traffic, noise and pollution while still providing fast efficient deliveries for customers.
• See Solar in Action: The parking lot is home to a mobile solar-powered pop-up store, which was developed to provide greater accessibility and convenience for customers in the local market. The 100% off-the-grid retail store is boosted by a solar-powered system with backup batteries charged at the local service center, helping to reduce energy consumption and contributing to DHL’s mission to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Local community residents or visitors in the area are welcome to stop by on Saturday to #GoGreen! Guests will also receive a special GoGreen goodie bag from DHL, until supplies last. There will also be fun entertainment for younger visitors such as including magic shows, toy car obstacle course competitions, arts-and-crafts activities, and face painting.

Island City Stage Presents Andrew Kramer’s “Armature,” A Political Mystery Thriller 1/27/22 – 2/27/22

Island City Stage Presents Andrew Kramer’s “Armature,” A Political Mystery Thriller
Thursday, 01/27/2022-02/27/2022, 08:00 pm-
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $35; $150 Flexpass; Groups discounts.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
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 running January 27 – February 27, 2022. Armature is part of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

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.

Candidate Blythe Ames prepares – with a voice as smooth and strong as a song – for the upcoming governor’s election. Her husband Denson should be happier for her political success. Her daughter Monica should stop dyeing her hair. Across town, pop-culture blogger Evan meets sexy stranger Shod at the dark and sordid Armature Bar where Mama serves the drinks – if he’s able to avoid the reporters. The lives of these very different people collide as a roaring fire erupts with biblical wrath and passion, devouring everything in its path.

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).

Armature is sponsored by OutClique magazine and supported 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. 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.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Tickets start at $35 per show. Season subscribers can save with a $150 Flexpass for all five productions (a $25 savings off individually priced tickets plus no processing fees) and receive $5 off of additional tickets purchased. Other discounts are available for groups.

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.

American Academy Presents “Supporting Autonomy and Self-Motivation in Young People with ADHD” 1/27/22

American Academy Presents “Supporting Autonomy and Self-Motivation in Young People with ADHD”
Thursday, 01/27/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

What/Who:
American Academy is pleased to host “Supporting Autonomy and Self-Motivation in Young People with ADHD,” a virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7:00 pm. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly program, “Experts in Learning Differences: A Speaker Series.” Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the speaker for the January event is Maggie Sibley, Ph.D.

Dr. Sibley is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Florida and Washington and Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at Florida International University. She directs a program of research that focuses on creating engaging, evidence-based interventions for students with ADHD. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Education. She is a member of the professional advisory board of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and the author of a comprehensive guide to treating ADHD in teenagers (Guilford Press, 2016). She has authored over 100 scientific articles on ADHD.

The speaker series will be streamed live virtually, as well as available for viewing following each event. The purpose of the speaker series is to educate families about topics that relate to mild learning differences and are relevant today. All of the speakers are experts in the various disciplines of each topic. The American Academy’s goal is to provide families with a safe space to ask questions and strengthen their knowledge about how to ensure the success of their child.

For more information about the speaker series, please visit: https://www.ah-americanacademy.com/speaker-series.

When:
Thursday, January 27; 7-8 p.m.

How:
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://www.ah-americanacademy.com/speaker-series.
Limited spots are available for this free, online, and live event.

Cost:
Free

About the American Academy Program: American Academy is a college preparatory program for advanced students with mild learning differences, such as dyslexia, ADHD, and auditory processing. The program is on the campus of American Heritage Schools, the class sizes are smaller, and the teachers are licensed and certified in teaching special education for students with mild learning differences.

For more information about the American Academy Program, 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

Greater Fort Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival Poolside BBQ Battle 1/14/22

Greater Fort Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival Poolside BBQ Battle
Friday, 01/14/2022-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Hyatt Centric Las Olas
100 E Las Olas,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $109

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

Get saucy with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival at the Hyatt Centric Las Olas for the Poolside BBQ Battle. Join MasterChef on FOX Season 7 Winner Shaun O’Neale and Chopped Champion Ed Randolph from Handsome Devil BBQ along with local chefs and BBQ joints as they compete for the ultimate title of ‘Best BBQ.” Spend the evening surrounded by panoramic city views, larger than life murals, and live music at the Hyatt Centric’s beautiful 8th floor Elev8 pool deck right in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, all complemented by BBQ bites and sips served throughout the evening. Additionally a silent memorabilia and experience auction will also be featured, with proceeds directly benefitting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s 2022 Annual Celebration with Harry Connick, Jr. 1/28/22

Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s 2022 Annual Celebration with Harry Connick, Jr.
Friday, 01/28/2022-, 05:30 pm-
Broward Center for the Performing Arts / Au-Rene Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $60-$400 (performance only); $750 (VIP package)

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

Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning artist Harry Connick, Jr. lights up the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, January 28 for the Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s 2022 Annual Celebration, presented by Dr. Lee and Brigitte Mandel, South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center.

The festivities begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. on the Wendt Terraces at the Huizenga Pavilion. At 7 p.m., the Annual Celebration guests will take their VIP seats in the Au-Rene Theater for Connick’s performance. After the show, the party continues with an elegant dinner and dancing on stage. Proceeds from the evening support the education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center.

The anticipation surrounding the 2022 Annual Celebration was so great that tables for the dinner quickly sold out. VIP tickets are $750 and include the cocktail reception and VIP seating at the performance. To purchase VIP tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3mMflFS. For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact 954.468.3284 or email Foundation@BrowardCenter.org.

Tickets for the performance only are priced from $60 to $400 with $165 Spirit Club Level tickets. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, The Parker and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 (option 1) or at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets.

Masks are highly recommended for attendees of the event except while eating or drinking. The Broward Center continues to closely monitor the guidance of public health authorities and Cleveland Clinic regarding indoor activities and plan safety protocols accordingly. Specific health and safety guidelines and protocols are subject to change and will be communicated to attendees in advance of the event.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves New Year’s Eve On The Beach with The Goodnicks 12/31/21

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves New Year’s Eve On The Beach with The Goodnicks
Friday, 12/31/2021-, 06:30 pm-01:00 am
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

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) 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.

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.

New this year is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, the FLIPANY CATCH KIDS CLUB powered by Target and Ocean Spray, as well as the newly reimagined Music & Makers Market with a rotation of live pre-concert entertainment.

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.

• December 31: Enjoy live music, entertainment, watch the ball drop in New York City via a live stream on jumbo screens and stay for the laser light show at midnight. The Goodnicks are a melodic three- and four-part harmony pop, rock, dance, country outfit that, while establishing its own sound, was derived from such rock and country greats as Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Goo Goo Dolls, Kiss and the Eagles, just to name a few. Presented by Elbo Room.

The LOOP has teamed up with Suntex Marinas to support Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. During the month of November, in honor of National Military Month, members of military families will be invited to sit in the Suntex Folds of Honor Zone where there will be chairs and blankets available for them. American Flags will be sold to raise funds for Folds of Honor and donations will also be accepted. Everyone who donates will receive a raffle ticket to be eligible to win an Engel cooler.

When:
Dec. 31, 2021, 6:30 – 1:00 a.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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.

Cost:
FREE

How:
For more information, please visit http://FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

Soultions For Your Resolutions at Beehive Kitchen! 1/1/22

Soultions For Your Resolutions at Beehive Kitchen!
Saturday, 01/01/2022-, 11:30 am-
Beehive Kitchen
6312 N Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale,
Fort Lauderdal, Florida, 33309
Website
Cost:

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

The solution to your resolution at Beehive Kitchen!

If you are looking for a healthy food option look no further than Beehive Kitchen!

Try Beehive Kitchen’s delicious buzz bowls the Keto, Vegan, or protein bowls are packed with greens, grains, protein, and lots of flavors making your New Year’s resolution that much tastier.

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
RSVP / Register
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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Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

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.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to Host 11th Annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K 4/24/22

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to Host 11th Annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K
Sunday, 04/24/2022-, 07:00 am-
Huizenga Plaza
32 E. Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

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

Who/What:
Thousands of walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 11th Annual UKG Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County. Runners and walkers will participate in the in-person race on Sunday, April 24 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. The organization will also provide a virtual participation option and continue to monitor the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The day’s festivities will also include children’s activities, an awards ceremony, live musical performances and vendor/educational booths. The event will be attended by dignitaries including Walk Like MADD Fort Lauderdale Founder and Honorary Chairperson Heather Geronemus, Volunteer Chairperson Colonel Nichole Anderson, Undersheriff of Broward Sheriff’s Office and Major Robert Chandler of Florida Highway Patrol.

Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale is a community-driven 5K that raises awareness about drunk driving and underage drinking and unites community members around MADD’s mission. Since it was established in 2011, this event has raised over $3 million that stays in our community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Every dollar donated remains in South Florida to provide victim services and prevention education at no cost.

“Every 48 minutes, someone is killed by a drunk driver. With this event, we are raising both awareness and funds to eliminate drunk and drugged driving and provide free victim services and prevention education in South Florida,” said Heather Geronemus, who is also MADD national chairwoman. Her late father, Dr. Robert Perry Geronemus, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in 2009.

“Despite the decrease in miles traveled during the pandemic, traffic fatalities continue to increase, and drunk driving is still the deadliest killer on our nation’s roadways, claiming more than 11,000 lives and injuring more than 350,000 innocent people each year. Thanks to the support from our sponsors, participants, and donors, we continue to work toward a future of no more victims,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office Colonel Nichole Anderson, Undersheriff.

Event sponsors include Signature Sponsor UKG, Presenting Sponsor Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County, State Safety Champion Sponsor Alert Today Florida, Corporate Champion Sponsor La Croix, and Spotlight Sponsor Searcy Denney.

When:
Sunday, April 24, 2022; 7 a.m.

Where:
In-person Race:
Huizenga Plaza
32 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Virtual Walk/Run:
Any place the participant chooses

Costs:
Adult 5K Runner and Walker: $35
Youth 5K Runner and Walker (ages 5-18): $25

How:
To register for the in-person or virtual 11th Annual UKG Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County, visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

Event sponsorships are available. Awards will be given for top fundraiser, top team (private and corporate), as well as overall and age-group awards for 5K finishers.

For the most up-to-date event information, visit www.facebook.com/MADDDashFortLaud. Contact rachel.stephens@madd.org for any additional questions.

ABOUT MADD
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. In South Florida, the chapter’s annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised more than $3 million since 2011. MADD’s Broward and Palm Beach chapters facilitate hundreds of free events each year to educate youth and parents on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

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.

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.

New Years Eve in Havana 2022 12/31/21

New Years Eve in Havana 2022
Friday, 12/31/2021-, 10:00 pm-03:00 am
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
800 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: $15-$50

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

Ring in the new year with Cuba Libre Nights! Enjoy complimentary party favors, live countdown & ball drop from Times Square, LED violin performance, Live DJ, and so much more. Additionally, a 3-course light tapas menu package will be available starting at 9 p.m.

Glow Up at W Fort Lauderdale 12/31/21

Glow Up at W Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 12/31/2021-, 09:30 pm-02:00 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost:

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

Cheers to you, 2022! The party of the year – to end the year – returns to W Fort Lauderdale. ‘GLOW UP’, the technicolor New Year’s Eve celebration, will be a vivacious affair boasting a bold and energetic blend of live music, artists, and fashion to ring in the new year in style. The spectacular soiree starts at 9:30pm in Living Room, the lively epicenter of the 517-room beachfront hotel. Dance the year away with pulsating beats by DJ La Trice Perry, DJ Mykel, and percussionist Elich, while dazzling live art performances are on display throughout the evening. Toast to 2022 with a complimentary glass of Moët at midnight as the ball drops in New York City. Elevated VIP experiences are also available for bottle service and private booths/sections. To purchase tickets, visit WGlowUp.EventBrite.com

Jingle Through Havana 12/17/21, 12/18/21

Jingle Through Havana
Friday, 12/17/2021-12/18/2021, 11:00 pm-03:00 am
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
800 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free on guestlists

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

Jingle Through Havana with Cuba Libre Nights on Friday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 18. Sign up on guest list for free admission all night and receive a free green tea shot upon entry. Take advantage of drink specials available all night such as $6 Veza Sur-Spanglish, $7 Absolute Elyx, and $8 Brugal 188, and select $150 VIP bottles. Enjoy a special LED robot performance and two New Year’s event ticket giveaway each night. Must be 21 and older to party.

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.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Christmas Eve Concert 12/14/21

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Christmas Eve Concert
Friday, 12/24/2021-12/24/2021, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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Cost: Free ; VIP Experience for 4 $100

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

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) 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.

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.

New this year is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, the FLIPANY CATCH KIDS CLUB powered by Target and Ocean Spray, as well as the newly reimagined Music & Makers Market with a rotation of live pre-concert entertainment.

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.

• December 24: This will be a Christmas Eve to remember with a Night of Sinatra featuring Jeff Grainger and The Hoboken 11 Big Band. Critics call Granger the “Closest to Sinatra” they ever heard. Backed by his Big Band, you’ll feel as if you were back in the Swing Era. Bring the whole family for an evening of classic Sinatra tunes and Holiday hits on Christmas Eve listening to the Sounds of Sinatra. Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District, the concert is free to attend and welcomes all ages. A limited number of VIP Supper Club style tables for 4 include seating, Charcuterie board and beverages.

The LOOP has teamed up with Suntex Marinas to support Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. During the month of November, in honor of National Military Month, members of military families will be invited to sit in the Suntex Folds of Honor Zone where there will be chairs and blankets available for them. American Flags will be sold to raise funds for Folds of Honor and donations will also be accepted. Everyone who donates will receive a raffle ticket to be eligible to win an Engel cooler.

When:
Every Friday, Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2021, 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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.

Cost:
Free ; VIP Experience for 4 $100

How:
For more information, please visit http://FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

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.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 12/10/21

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 12/10/2021-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) 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.

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.

New this year is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, the FLIPANY CATCH KIDS CLUB powered by Target and Ocean Spray, as well as the newly reimagined Music & Makers Market with a rotation of live pre-concert entertainment.

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.

• December 10: Ticket To The Moon – Ticket To The Moon delivers a one-of-a-kind show, both sonically & visually, which will make any fan feel like they’re on a musical space ride featuring the music of Electric Light Orchestra. Lead singer & founder Reggie Fecteau has assembled a ‘dream team’ of musicians whose training and performance history is second to none.
Part of the Wonderland Nutcrackers + Sweets Weekend, Dec. 9 – 12, 2021

The LOOP has teamed up with Suntex Marinas to support Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. During the month of November, in honor of National Military Month, members of military families will be invited to sit in the Suntex Folds of Honor Zone where there will be chairs and blankets available for them. American Flags will be sold to raise funds for Folds of Honor and donations will also be accepted. Everyone who donates will receive a raffle ticket to be eligible to win an Engel cooler.

When:
Every Friday, Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2021, 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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

How:
For more information, please visit http://FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

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.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 12/3/21

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 12/03/2021-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) 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.

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.

New this year is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, the FLIPANY CATCH KIDS CLUB powered by Target and Ocean Spray, as well as the newly reimagined Music & Makers Market with a rotation of live pre-concert entertainment.

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.

• December 3: Mitch Herrick and the Homegrown Sinners – Roots-Rocker Mitch Herrick & the Homegrown Sinners bring an eclectic range of originals and interpretive covers of songs you know and love. Herrick, most notably known for his involvement with the South Florida based band SOSOS, brings an eclectic range of originals and interpretive covers of songs you know and love from an equally diverse range of artists, ranging from Tom Petty to Stevie Wonder and Matchbox 20 to Pink Floyd.
Part of the Wonderland, Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree Weekend Dec. 2 – 5, 2021

The LOOP has teamed up with Suntex Marinas to support Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. During the month of November, in honor of National Military Month, members of military families will be invited to sit in the Suntex Folds of Honor Zone where there will be chairs and blankets available for them. American Flags will be sold to raise funds for Folds of Honor and donations will also be accepted. Everyone who donates will receive a raffle ticket to be eligible to win an Engel cooler.

When:
Every Friday, Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2021, 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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

How:
For more information, please visit http://FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale 11/2/21

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 12/02/2021-, 09:30 am-10:15 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost:

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

It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element spin studio are offering guests and locals the ride of their life, with four-times-weekly spin classes. This series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 18 socially distanced spin bikes perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor fuels the day with a heart pumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommended.

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale 12/3/21

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 12/03/2021-, 09:00 am-09:45 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: A selection of bikes per class are reserved for hotel guests on a complimentary, first-come, first-served basis. For all non-guests single classes are $25 each, $69 for 3 pack or $200 for 10 pack. 

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

It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element spin studio are offering guests and locals the ride of their life, with four-times-weekly spin classes. This series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 18 socially distanced spin bikes perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor fuels the day with a heart pumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommended.

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.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Handel’s Messiah at The Parker 12/1/21

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Handel’s Messiah at The Parker
Wednesday, 12/01/2021-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $15

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

Hallelujah! Sebrina Maria Alfonso will conduct the South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s (SFSO) premiere performance of Handel’s glorious holiday tradition, Messiah! This beloved seasonal masterpiece featuring 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 will commence on December 1, at 7:30 p.m., at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale.

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 Chorus is conducted by Dr. Giselle Elgarresta Rios, who will also lead the orchestra at the December 4 concert at Barry University. Rios and Maestra 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 1 concert at The Parker (707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale) and can be purchased online at https://southfloridasymphony.org/messiah or via the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at (954) 462-0222. Five-concert subscription packages starting at $99 are also available for the 2021/22 Season at The Parker.

Tyler Watts to perform at Pompano Fall Festival 11/27/21

Tyler Watts to perform at Pompano Fall Festival
Saturday, 11/27/2021-, 02:00 pm-11:00 pm
Pompano Community Park
1660 Northeast 10th Street,
Pompano, Florida, 33060
Website
Cost: $15-$125

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

Superstar teen sensation Tyler Watts is set to hit the stage for Thanksgiving Weekend. On Nov 27, 2021, Tyler will be performing live at the Pompano Fall Festival at the Pompano Community Park. The event will headline music legends like Monica, Freddie Jackson, Dru Hill, Avant, and many more. The Pompano Fall Festival allows artists the opportunity to join the stage with mainstream artists.

Known as South, Fl youngest in charge the triple threat 14-year old is here to stay! His latest single Pick Up the Phone has already made it to the airways debuting on South, Fl hit radio stations. Just last month he was honored at the iGen Film Festival for the impact that he’s made in music and also joined their youth panel.

Tyler is excited to end the year with a bang, including more performances, launching his TikTok challenge, and debuting the official music video for Pick Up the Phone.

Supporters and fans can expect nothing but greatness from Tyler.
Tickets for the Pompano Fall Festival are now available via Eventbrite.

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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.

Annual Drag-A-Licious Brunch and Holiday Toy Drive Tradition to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center 12/12/21

Annual Drag-A-Licious Brunch and Holiday Toy Drive Tradition to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Sunday, 12/12/2021-, 11:30 am-
Lips
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd,,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
Website
Cost: Brunch is $38 per person which includes a $10 show cover charge that will go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

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

– Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will host a not-your-ordinary Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) during its Drag-a-licious Brunch on Sunday, December 12, with two show seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped children’s toy to receive a free Lips’ World-Famous Frozen Cosmo during a future visit.

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center is grateful for Lips which has been committed for years to our organization in support of our kids,” said Ana E. Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D. of Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. “Lips offers an amazing, good time and we invite others to join us as we raise funds and collect toys for our families in need!”

Attendees to this festive brunch will have two reasons to enjoy Lips show palace experience. One is to celebrate Lips’ show hostess, Nicolette’s birthday and the other is to support CDTC. Show goers will experience soulful and uplifting music performed by the ladies of Lips who will also serve Lips’ world-famous all-inclusive Sunday brunch with bottomless Bloody Marys, mimosas and Champagne.

“We remain committed to collecting toys and raising funds for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder and co-owner. “Now, especially, we’re embracing the spirit of giving and we encourage the community to join us for this celebratory opportunity to provide local kids with hope for the holidays.”

Guests of Lips always enjoy the witty show hostesses and talented cast who serve up delicious food and entertainment as part of a well-orchestrated revue of past and present leading ladies. Lips is more drag-a-licious than ever with a popular menu of drag queen-inspired delicious salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, plus a full-bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other signature drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. Brunch is $38 per person which includes a $10 show cover charge that will go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

Turkey Turn Up 11/24/21

Turkey Turn Up
Wednesday, 11/24/2021-, 11:00 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

Join the Turkey Turn up at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar this Thanksgiving season with bottle service packages and a Midnight Madness show. Enjoy music by Nicco nation spinning tropical beats, Latin fusion, and party anthems all night. There will be free admission all night when you sign up on the guestlist. Must be 21 and older to party.

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.

Stranahan House Victorian Christmas Tour 12/18/21

Stranahan House Victorian Christmas Tour
Saturday, 12/18/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Venue is at the: Lauderdale Yacht Club / Organization: Children's Harbor
335 SE 6th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Tickets are $30 for non-members and $25 for museum members

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

Historic Stranahan House Museum will light up the holidays this season with Victorian Christmas Tours scheduled from Saturday, December 18 through Thursday, December 23. This is a favorite Fort Lauderdale holiday tradition!
Historic Stranahan House will be decked in spectacular, picture-perfect Victorian era décor, and tours will be led by costumed tour guides who will explain the origin of many holiday traditions and how the pioneers celebrated in the early days of Fort Lauderdale.
“This is a very picturesque time of year at Stranahan House, and these tours are a wonderful way for everyone at any age to celebrate the holiday spirit,” said Stranahan House Executive Director April Kirk. “Colorful wreaths and twinkling lights decorate the exterior, and the interior comes to life with festive fully decorated trees, wreaths, gifts and other antique and vintage holiday décor. Our volunteers do an amazing job preparing the house for this magical time of year.”
Holiday tours are scheduled in time increments beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 18-23 with a maximum of 10 visitors per tour. Tickets are $30 for non-members and $25 for museum members. Event tickets can be purchased online at www.stranahanhouse.org/events.
The museum’s gift shop will also be open featuring unique locally created and commemorative items, perfect for every person on a holiday gift list. Face coverings are required inside all Stranahan House buildings.
Located in the heart of downtown of Fort Lauderdale at 335 SE 6th Avenue, Stranahan House is open for daily guided tours and offers virtual experiences and in-person events throughout the year. To stay updated with events, visit https://stranahanhouse.org/. For any additional information, please call (954) 524-4736 or email director@stranahanhouse.org.

Peter Mayer’s “Stars and Promises” Tour 12/25/21

Peter Mayer’s “Stars and Promises” Tour
Saturday, 12/25/2021-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free – $80

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

What/Who:
Now in its 22nd year, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and three-decades long lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band, Peter Mayer, brings his world-class seven-piece band, and widely acclaimed Christmas tour “Stars and Promises” to the LOOP for the Wonderland Holiday Series for a first ever Christmas Day performance. Presented by the Broward County Cultural Division and supported by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach BID, the concert is free to the public for the first time ever and features a post-performance VIP Meet & Greet with the band to benefit Dillard Center for the Arts.
For more information, visit https://theloopflb.com/events/peter-mayer-stars-promises/

About Stars & Promises: In 1999, Peter and his brother, Jim Mayer, began work on their first Christmas album, “Stars and Promises.” They recorded favorite traditional carols along with their own original Christmas songs that over the years have become favorites of their audiences across the country. Since that first recording and tour in 1999, Mayer has released four additional Christmas albums. The “Stars and Promises” concerts are engaging in live performance and made memorable with state-of-the-art sound and production. “Stars and Promises” brings its unique yuletide tradition to thousands of fans who have called this production, “a Christmas show like no other!”

When:
Saturday, Dec 25

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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.

Cost:
Free – $80

How:
For more information, please visit https://theloopflb.com/

About The LOOP
A cornerstone of activity, The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is the central hub of the new $78 million, four park system at the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The public greenspaces, including the Intracoastal Promenade, Las Olas Beach Garage Sunset Terrace and DC Alexander Park aim to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun, and year-round activity in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. For more information, visit theloopflb.com or contact info@theloopflb.com. Follow The LOOP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theloopflb and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/theloopflb/.

The LOOP Presents WONDERLAND: Nutcrackers & Sweets 12/9/21

The LOOP Presents WONDERLAND: Nutcrackers & Sweets
Thursday, 12/09/2021-12/12/2021, 09:00 am-09:00 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

What/Who:
‘Tis the sea-sun! Las Olas Oceanside Park will transform into a holiday wonderland filled with exciting experiences, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2021, and its rumored Santa may be stopping by! During “WONDERLAND,” locals and visitors of all ages will make lasting memories (and capture Instagramable moments!) through an array of themed sights, sounds, special activities and performances. Larger-than-life dreamlike holiday vignettes will unfold weekly themes, which include The Grinch Who Rocked Christmas (Dec. 2 – 5), Nutcrackers & Sweets (Dec. 9 – 12) and Let’s Jingle and Flamingle (Dec. 16 – 19). The six-week series of events include holiday markets, strolling characters, children’s activities, live music, dance performances, contests and games, selfie stations, holiday movies and more. Additionally, a Toy Drive will take place Dec 16 – 19, where new, unwrapped toys will be accepted for the children at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival.

To kick off “WONDERLAND,” Fort Lauderdale’s picturesque beachfront will be illuminated with more than 50,000 holiday lights accompanied by “Olas,” the wildly popular 20-foot beach snowman for “Light Up the Beach” on Nov. 23. Then on Nov. 29, the City of Fort Lauderdale will host its Menorah Lighting in celebration of Chanukah. Guests can experience the wonder of “WONDERLAND” with Santa appearances at The LOOP every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Over Christmas weekend, the LOOP presents two special free holiday concerts, starting with A Night of Sinatra featuring Jeff Grainger and The Hoboken 11 Big Band, presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District (BID), December 24. On Christmas Day, in partnership with the Broward County Cultural Division, singer, songwriter and three-decades long lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band, Peter Mayer, and his world-class seven-piece band, present their widely acclaimed Christmas tour, “Stars and Promises.” Concluding the “WONDERLAND” series, The Goodnicks will play a special Friday Night Sound Waves performance for New Year’s Eve On The Beach, complete with midnight ball drop and laser light show, sponsored by Elbo Room.

Event: Nutcrackers & Sweets
Description: Step into the land of sugar plum fairies, snow queens and lots of candy! Throughout the weekend, delight in the magic of the Nutcracker with performances by Meg Segreto Dance Studio, stilt walkers and other characters from the Land of Sweets. Enjoy the sounds of Bobby Rodriguez’s 18-piece Orchestra, The Minx & Maestro and Ginetta M., for all your favorite jazzy holiday hits. Guests can participate in a Candyland Obstacle Course, a sweet-themed cooking demo, yoga with Lisa and other sweet activities.

• Dec. 9: Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Rated PG)
Young Clara needs a magical, one-of-a-kind key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift. A golden thread leads her to the coveted key, but it soon disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. In that world, she meets a soldier named Phillip, a group of mice and the regents who preside over three realms. Clara and Phillip must now enter a fourth realm to retrieve the key and restore harmony to the unstable land.

Dec. 9 – Dec. 12

Saturday, Dec. 11:
• 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Holiday Farmers Market
• 10 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. – Yoga with Lisa
• 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – FLIPANY Healthy for the Holiday’s Cooking Demonstration
• 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Christmas Jazz performance by Ginetta M.
• 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Bobby Rodriguez’s 18-piece Orchestra Holiday Show
• 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Photos with Santa
• 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Live music

Sunday, Dec. 12:
• 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Holiday Market Bazaar
• 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Candy Land Inflatables
• 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Meg Segreto Dance Studio
• 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Meg Segreto Dance Studio
• 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p .m. – Nutcracker Balloon & Juggling Stilt Walkers
• 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Photos with Santa
• 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – The Minx & Maestro Jazz Standards Holiday Hits

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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

How:
For more information, please visit https://theloopflb.com/

About The LOOP
A cornerstone of activity, The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is the central hub of the new $78 million, four park system at the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The public greenspaces, including the Intracoastal Promenade, Las Olas Beach Garage Sunset Terrace and DC Alexander Park aim to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun, and year-round activity in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. For more information, visit theloopflb.com or contact info@theloopflb.com. Follow The LOOP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theloopflb and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/theloopflb/.

The LOOP Presents WONDERLAND: The Grinch Who Rocked Christmas 12/2/21

The LOOP Presents WONDERLAND: The Grinch Who Rocked Christmas
Thursday, 12/02/2021-12/05/2021, 09:00 am-09:00 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

What/Who:
‘Tis the sea-sun! Las Olas Oceanside Park will transform into a holiday wonderland filled with exciting experiences, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2021, and its rumored Santa may be stopping by! During “WONDERLAND,” locals and visitors of all ages will make lasting memories (and capture Instagramable moments!) through an array of themed sights, sounds, special activities and performances. Larger-than-life dreamlike holiday vignettes will unfold weekly themes, which include The Grinch Who Rocked Christmas (Dec. 2 – 5), Nutcrackers & Sweets (Dec. 9 – 12) and Let’s Jingle and Flamingle (Dec. 16 – 19). The six-week series of events include holiday markets, strolling characters, children’s activities, live music, dance performances, contests and games, selfie stations, holiday movies and more. Additionally, a Toy Drive will take place Dec 16 – 19, where new, unwrapped toys will be accepted for the children at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival.

To kick off “WONDERLAND,” Fort Lauderdale’s picturesque beachfront will be illuminated with more than 50,000 holiday lights accompanied by “Olas,” the wildly popular 20-foot beach snowman for “Light Up the Beach” on Nov. 23. Then on Nov. 29, the City of Fort Lauderdale will host its Menorah Lighting in celebration of Chanukah. Guests can experience the wonder of “WONDERLAND” with Santa appearances at The LOOP every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Over Christmas weekend, the LOOP presents two special free holiday concerts, starting with A Night of Sinatra featuring Jeff Grainger and The Hoboken 11 Big Band, presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District (BID), December 24. On Christmas Day, in partnership with the Broward County Cultural Division, singer, songwriter and three-decades long lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band, Peter Mayer, and his world-class seven-piece band, present their widely acclaimed Christmas tour, “Stars and Promises.” Concluding the “WONDERLAND” series, The Goodnicks will play a special Friday Night Sound Waves performance for New Year’s Eve On The Beach, complete with midnight ball drop and laser light show, sponsored by Elbo Room.

Event: The Grinch Who Rocked Christmas
Description: Welcome to Whoville! This year, the Grinch’s heart grew a few more sizes, because he’ll be making a stop at The LOOP for Wonderland! Join the Who’s and the Grinch for a fun-filled weekend, including a Grinch-themed Dog Contest, yoga with Lisa and more. Saturday and Sunday, enjoy sounds from the Audacy Music Festival as you wander through Whoville. On Sunday, Santa and the Grinch will team up for Rock Star Karaoke and other exciting holiday activities.

• Dec. 2: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Rated PG)
In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Who’s. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

Dec. 2 – Dec. 5

Saturday, Dec 4:
• 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Holiday Farmers Market
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Visit with Santa
• 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Yoga with Lisa
• 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Photos with Santa and The Grinch
• 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Live Music

Sunday, Dec. 5:
• 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Holiday Market Bazaar
• 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Cash Cube for Prizes
• 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Warp Speed Interactive Arena
• 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Photos with Santa
• 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Dancing with Santa and The Grinch
• 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Rock Star Karaoke

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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

How:
For more information, please visit https://theloopflb.com/

About The LOOP
A cornerstone of activity, The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is the central hub of the new $78 million, four park system at the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The public greenspaces, including the Intracoastal Promenade, Las Olas Beach Garage Sunset Terrace and DC Alexander Park aim to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun, and year-round activity in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. For more information, visit theloopflb.com or contact info@theloopflb.com. Follow The LOOP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theloopflb and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/theloopflb/.

Stranahan House Home for the Holidays 12/8/21

Stranahan House Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, 12/08/2021-, 05:30 pm-08:00 pm
Historic Stranahan House Museum
335 SE 6th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $50

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

Tis’ the season for festive lights and sweet delights at the Historic Stranahan House Museum with the inaugural “Home for the Holidays” celebratory party on Wednesday, December 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with cocktails, a grazing station of delicious hors d’oeuvres and more, including holiday cookies to kick-off the season.

Chaired by Stranahan Board Member LaurieAnne Minoff, Home for the Holidays will feature a silent auction and raffle filled with holiday gifts, gift cards, excursions, gift baskets and more all amid the glow of elegant Victorian era displays, twinkling lights and festive decorations. Costumed docents will lead tours through the exquisitely decorated, picture-perfect Stranahan House. There might even be a special jolly guest.

“Home for the Holidays is a great opportunity for all of us to have some fun, network and support a great cause,” said Minoff. “We want everyone to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy this this magical time of year with us.”

Tickets are $50 per person with 100% of proceeds benefiting the education programs and historic preservation of the Historic Stranahan House Museum. Built in 1901,
the Stranahan House is the oldest and most historic home in Broward County and served as the birthplace of the local community. The mission of the museum is to tell the story of the birth of our community through the lives of two extraordinary people, Frank and Ivy Stranahan, and the homestead they created and to serve as an enduring legacy for historic preservation.

“Instead of hosting our traditional Holiday Hangover, we are celebrating the holidays in advance,” said Stranahan House Executive Director April Kirk. “We appreciate the generosity of our local restaurants that donated to us during Holiday Hangover and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

To purchase “Home for the Holidays” tickets, visit https://stranahanhouse.org/events/.

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.

MTI’s All Together Now 11/15/21

MTI’s All Together Now
Monday, 11/15/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Broward Center for the Performing Arts / Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
More Information
Cost: $15

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

Marking the return of live theater, students of all ages from classes at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts join others around the world as they take the stage in MTI’s All Together Now! A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre on Monday, November 15 at 7 p.m.

The show features songs from Music Theater International’s (MTI) beloved shows including Pure Imagination, Tomorrow, Sit Down You’re Rockin the Boat and Seasons of Love. The musical event will be performed in the Amaturo Theater featuring students from the Broward Center’s Advanced Musical Theater Workshop and Broward Center Spotlights ensemble as well as those from the Ultimate Theater Dance and Adult Cabaret classes.

Tickets are $15. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 11/26/21

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 11/26/2021-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
300 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) 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.

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.

New this year is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, the FLIPANY CATCH KIDS CLUB powered by Target and Ocean Spray, as well as the newly reimagined Music & Makers Market with a rotation of live pre-concert entertainment.

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.

• Nov. 26 Ginetta’s Vendetta – As a pocket trumpeter, vocalist, composer and bandleader, Ginetta M. is an undeniable “triple threat female powerhouse” musician. Leading her acclaimed jazzy, funk, original band, Ginetta’s Vendetta, she spreads her gospel of “Peace Thru Music” along with America’s greatest export and cultural legacy, jazz around the world.This special Thanksgiving weekend performance will feature saxophonist extraordinaire Jesse Jones Jr. Miles Lennox will be the special guest performer during the Music & Makers Market.

The LOOP has teamed up with Suntex Marinas to support Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. During the month of November, in honor of National Military Month, members of military families will be invited to sit in the Suntex Folds of Honor Zone where there will be chairs and blankets available for them. American Flags will be sold to raise funds for Folds of Honor and donations will also be accepted. Everyone who donates will receive a raffle ticket to be eligible to win an Engel cooler.

When:
Every Friday, Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2021, 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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

How:
For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 11/19/21

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 11/19/2021-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) 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.

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.

New this year is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, the FLIPANY CATCH KIDS CLUB powered by Target and Ocean Spray, as well as the newly reimagined Music & Makers Market with a rotation of live pre-concert entertainment.

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.

• November 19: KRUSH – KRUSH Party Band is a professional entertainment powerhouse, performing favorite Motown, R&B, Classic Dance, Disco Hits, Classic Dance Rock and much more!

The LOOP has teamed up with Suntex Marinas to support Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. During the month of November, in honor of National Military Month, members of military families will be invited to sit in the Suntex Folds of Honor Zone where there will be chairs and blankets available for them. American Flags will be sold to raise funds for Folds of Honor and donations will also be accepted. Everyone who donates will receive a raffle ticket to be eligible to win an Engel cooler.

When:
Every Friday, Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2021, 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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

How:
For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

“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.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season Launches with Piazzolla | Mussorgsky | Berlioz at The Parker 11/17/21

South Florida Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season Launches with Piazzolla | Mussorgsky | Berlioz at The Parker
Wednesday, 11/17/2021-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
The Parker (Parker Playhouse)
707 NE 8th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets start at just $15 for individual concerts at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale with five-concert subscription packages starting at $99

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

South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) welcomes audiences back to rediscover the thrill of live classical music! The esteemed symphony, recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, launches its 2021-22 season in spectacular style on November 17 at 7:30 p.m. 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.

South Florida Symphony’s 2021-22 season opens with “nine minutes of dashing music” by Berlioz, his overture to opera Benvenuto Cellini, called The Roman Carnival. Also on the bill is Ravel’s vibrant orchestration of Mussorgsky’s musical art gallery, Pictures at an Exhibition.

In celebration of Astor Piazzolla’s 100th birthday, South Florida Symphony presents his response to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons — with an Argentinian tango twist. Violinist Siwoo Kim returns to the SFSO stages to perform the father of nuevo tango’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, an unusual collection of individual tangos that form a remarkable whole.

Called “incisive” and “compelling” by The New York Times, Siwoo Kim, charmed the South Florida Symphony Orchestra audiences with his performance Brahms Violin Concerto in January 2020. Siwoo performs globally as soloist and chamber musician, and he is the co-founding artistic director of VIVO Music Festival in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Upcoming concerts will include Masterworks II: Handel’s Messiah on December 1; Masterworks III: Tchaikovsky and Gottsch Princess Yurievskaya – world premiere on January 19; Masterworks IV: Mozart, Mendelssohn and Rossini on March 23 and Masterworks V: Beethoven, Copland and Bach on April 27.

Tickets start at just $15 for individual concerts at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale with five-concert subscription packages starting at $99. Tickets are on sale, now at southfloridasymphony.org/masterworksi. 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.

Business for the Arts of Broward’s 3rd Annual Art + Stroll 11/17/21

Business for the Arts of Broward’s 3rd Annual Art + Stroll
Wednesday, 11/17/2021-, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
Llobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 of E. Las Olas Blvd
201 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: 30 at door

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

Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) 3rd Annual ART + STROLL event is returning as an in-person event and will once again transform a block along Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Presented by BBX Capital, the event takes place on Wednesday, November 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 of E. Las Olas Blvd.

Guests will have the opportunity to connect with the visionary group of business leaders at BFA during the event, as well as enjoy juried art exhibit of fine art for sale, local live entertainment performances and more. Performances include spoken word poetry, live music, African drumming and more by Art Prevails Project, Broward College Big Jazz Band, Hope Street band, Ashanti Cultural Arts, live painting by Lori Pratico, and side walk chalk artists. Copies of Blood Moon Princess and Haloed Prince, the event’s poster by Tom De Vita, the winner of this year’s event poster contest and Artist in Residence for the City of Pemproke Pines, will be available for sale as well.

Tickets are available at $25 (advance) and $35 (at the door) and include a $25 restaurant gift card, Hoffman’s Chocolates, and more. To purchase advance tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3lxWSN0

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 11/12/21

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 11/12/2021-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) 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.

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.

New this year is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, the FLIPANY CATCH KIDS CLUB powered by Target and Ocean Spray, as well as the newly reimagined Music & Makers Market with a rotation of live pre-concert entertainment.

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.

• Nov. 12: Tim Charron Band – Country rock recording artist Tim Charron divides his time between Nashville and Florida and has three albums including “Chasing The Sun,” which was recorded with Jason Aldean’s band. The concert coincides with Tortuga Music Festival.

The LOOP has teamed up with Suntex Marinas to support Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. During the month of November, in honor of National Military Month, members of military families will be invited to sit in the Suntex Folds of Honor Zone where there will be chairs and blankets available for them. American Flags will be sold to raise funds for Folds of Honor and donations will also be accepted. Everyone who donates will receive a raffle ticket to be eligible to win an Engel cooler.

When:
Every Friday, Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2021, 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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

How:
For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 10/5/21

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 11/05/2021-, 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? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) 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.

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.

New this year is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, the FLIPANY CATCH KIDS CLUB powered by Target and Ocean Spray, as well as the newly reimagined Music & Makers Market with a rotation of live pre-concert entertainment.

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.

• Nov. 5: Bobby Nathan Band, presented by Las Olas Marina, a Suntex Experience — Bobby Nathan Band is a six-piece band performing iconic songs from the most stellar artists of our time including: DNCE, Sublime, 5 Seconds of Summer, Megan Trainor, Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart and more.

When:
Every Friday, Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2021, 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, where you can use the PayByPhone payment option and extend your parking from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.
Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

How:
For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.

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/

13th Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Ocean Affair Dinner & Fundraiser 10/29/21

13th Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Ocean Affair Dinner & Fundraiser
Friday, 10/29/2021-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Lauderdale Yacht Club
1725 Southeast 12th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Buy Tickets
Cost: $300 per person; $2,500 table of 10

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

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) will host its 13th annual fundraising banquet to raise awareness of and funds for ocean conservation with an in-person celebration at the Lauderdale Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale. Attire is island cocktail. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, tickets are limited.

Each year, the GHOF honors researchers, anglers, divers and conservationists who have demonstrated a lifetime of appreciation for the world’s natural resources and have worked to instill that appreciation in the next generation.

Dr. Harvey and his daughter Jessica Harvey will entertain guests with news of exciting initiatives underway. Guests will celebrate the oceans and enjoy dinner, cocktails and a live and silent auction with original Guy Harvey artwork, exciting trips and unique gifts.

Among the auction items are original and reproduced Guy Harvey artwork, exotic vacations, jewelry, gift baskets and other unique gift items, just in time for the holidays. Tickets are $300 per person, and a table of 10 is $2,500. To purchase tickets, visit https://one.bidpal.net/ghof2021/ or email GHOF@GuyHarvey.com

Proceeds from the evening benefit the GHOF’s ocean research and education efforts. The GHOF recently launched a marine science curriculum for middle and high school students based on Dr. Harvey’s decades of scientific research. GHOF is making marine and environmental science more engaging with virtual field trips that include diving with sharks, investigating mangrove environments, witnessing sea turtles nesting and examining the impacts of pollution, climate change and overfishing on the marine world.

The GHOF conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The Foundation also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem.

Tickets are $300 per person, and a table of 10 is $2,500. To purchase tickets, visit https://one.bidpal.net/ghof2021/ or email GHOF@GuyHarvey.com

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.

Haunted Hotel Halloween Bash at W Fort Lauderdale 10/30/21

Haunted Hotel Halloween Bash at W Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 10/30/2021-10/31/2021, 09:00 pm-02:00 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Complimentary; VIP Experiences from $750

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

This Halloween Eve, W Fort Lauderdale is transforming its Living Room into a haunted hotel for a killer Halloween Bash. Raise hell and dance till you drop with live music by Streetlight Band and a ghoulish DJ set by Mykel & Elich on percussion. Be sure to dress in your spooky best, as thousands of dollars will be awarded for costume contest prizes. Those who RSVP receive a special -treat- of a spooky, complimentary Ketel One botanical cocktail between 9 – 10 PM. Elevated VIP Bottle Experiences available for groups of up to six of ghouls and goblins. 21+ Only

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District 10/22/21

The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host Friday Night Sound Waves Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District
Friday, 10/22/2021-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) 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. 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.

New this year is the Friday Night Sound Waves Dance Party powered by Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the band break. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, the FLIPANY CATCH KIDS CLUB powered by Target and Ocean Spray, as well as the newly reimagined Music & Makers Market with a rotation of live pre-concert entertainment.

Curated by Carley Sumner, producer of the wildly popular Flamingo Flea, Music & Makers Market 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.

The full 2021 Friday Night Sound Waves lineup includes:

October:
• Oct. 22: 30Vice — South-Florida-born and Nashville based 30Vice makes a return visit to the Friday Night Sound Waves stage performing a range of classic hits to today’s current chart toppers! Whether it’s Pop, R&B, Disco, Rock, Country or Latin, they play it all!

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair 10/13/21

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair
Wednesday, 10/13/2021-, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
The Salvation Army of Broward County Community Center
100 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Facebook
Cost: Free

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

“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 fairs on Wednesday, October 13, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. and Thursday, October 28, from 10 a.m. – noon. The job fairs 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 more 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) 712-2480.

Winterfest® Family Fun Day presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital 11/21/21

Winterfest® Family Fun Day presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Sunday, 11/21/2021-, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
Huizenga Plaza
32 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

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

WHAT: Winterfest® Family Fun Day presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

FREE ACTIVITIES:<br />

Enticing activities for both kids and adults include Pet Rescue Row, Fifth Third Bank Race Car, Santa, Sampling by LaCroix, Stocked on Salt Ocean Conservation Village, Broward College Snow Mountain, face painting and balloon animals, Polar Express slide, Catabella Express trackless train, Live Entertainment (Shane Duncan Band), photos with Santa and so much more!

Winterfest has been producing this event since 1998. This event was created to provide free fun in the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County community and always features a variety of activities geared for the entire family. 

Click the link for updated information:
https://winterfestparade.com/events/family-fun-day

NEW: POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance™ Children’s Book will be a part of the event. The three characters will come to life to read this original holiday adventure created by Neil Goldberg to the Family Fun Day attendees.

WHEN: Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

WHERE: Huizenga Plaza
32 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

WHO:    Winterfest is a Florida not-for-profit organization based in Broward County that produces a variety of events including the free public event known as the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade - "The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade." Approximately one million spectators view the Parade on the 12-mile route along with millions more via television and the internet bringing National and International recognition to South Florida.  Winterfest also hosts annual events to enhance the community’s image and provide unique, wholesome family entertainment. For more information on Winterfest, please contact the office at (954) 767-0686 or their website: www.winterfestparade.com.

CONTACT: Kathy Keleher, Marketing and Parade Director, Winterfest, Inc., 954-767-0686, Kathy@winterfestparade.com

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