CKO Kickboxing at W Miami 1/25/23

CKO Kickboxing at W Miami
Wednesday, 01/25/2023-, 06:30 pm-07:30 pm
W Miami
485 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: FREE

As a part of W Miami’s Reset Wellness Month, join us for an exciting Cardio Kickboxing class by CKO Kickboxing at the deck of our signature restaurant, ADDiKT.

The class is free and will take place on Wednesday, January 25, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Comedy Night @ The Goodtime Hotel 1/25/23

Comedy Night @ The Goodtime Hotel
Wednesday, 01/25/2023-01/25/2023, 09:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Goodtime Hotel
601 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost:

Gather some friends and join us in our Library every Wednesday from 9:00PM – 11:00PM for the goodtime standup comedy night featuring Villain Theatre! Enjoy cocktails and some of Miami’s best stand up talent! Limited seating available, RSVP to reservations@strawberrymoonmiami.com

MADD Broward County to Host VIP Kick-Off Party for 12th Annual UKG Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K 1/25/23

MADD Broward County to Host VIP Kick-Off Party for 12th Annual UKG Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K
Wednesday, 01/25/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
BBX Capital
201 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1900,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

MADD Broward County is kicking off the 12th Annual UKG 2023 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K with an uplifting and meaningful event at BBX Capital in Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy light bites, mocktails, a unique opportunity to win exclusive prizes such as a Jason Taylor autographed football and jewelry from Daoud’s Fine Jewelry. Money raised stays in this community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving.

Special guests include Walk Like MADD Fort Lauderdale Founder and Chairperson Heather Geronemus, Florida Highway Patrol Major Robert Chandler, and other local dignitaries.

The 12th Annual UKG 2023 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at SE 1st Avenue and Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. More than 3,000 walkers and runners are expected to attend the event. Since it was established in 2011, this event has raised more than $3.5 million that stays in the South Florida 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.

For more information about the 12th Annual UKG 2023 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

When:
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, 6–8 p.m.

Where:
BBX Capital
201 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1900
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Parking will be validated for those that use the garage at 201 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Why:
To raise awareness and funds to stop drunk and drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Cost:
Free.

How:
To RSVP for the VIP Kick-Off Party, email Rachel.Stephens@madd.org.

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 $3.5 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 Shostakovich, Gottsch and Great Opera Arias 1/25/23

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Shostakovich, Gottsch and Great Opera Arias
Wednesday, 01/25/2023-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
The Parker (Parker Playhouse)
707 NE 8th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Tickets start at just $15 for individual concerts at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s (SFSO) 25th anniversary season continues to shine with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, the world premiere of Ocklawaha by composer-in-residence John Gottsch, and a selection of great opera arias from Puccini, Verdi, and Lara. Led by Music Director Sebrina María Alfonso with guest soloists Catalina Cuervo, soprano, and Adam Diegel, tenor, the Masterworks program is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on January 25 at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale.

Originally intended to be to a grandiose piece that would glorify Stalin’s regime and Russian victory over the Nazis in 1945, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 rendered a more complex, thoughtful and sometimes carefree composition. The composer was known for his resistance to the Soviet rule and his subversion tactics often promising to compose the piece the regime wanted while actually giving it something else.

SFSO’s composer-in-residence John Gottsch will present the world premiere of Ocklawaha. The Ocklawaha is a river originating in the lakes of central Florida and flowing north through some of the most mysterious, wild, and breathtakingly beautiful parts of the state. As a young boy, the composer traveled the Ocklawaha with his father, learning the history of the river and surrounding lakes, that brought to life on passing shores, the escaped slaves, Seminole warriors, and a Civil War battle. The musical narrative brings to life the storied struggles of Florida’s Native American ancestors through thoughtfully arranged orchestral movements.

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. Last year, SFSO premiered the live performance of Gottsch’s original composition Princess Yurievskaya, and in 2020, SFSO premiered Sunset, both of which were featured on Gottsch’s 2020 debut album released by Naxos Records, the world’s leading classical music label. 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, DC 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.

In addition, the program includes with a selection of great opera arias performed by Catalina Cuervo and Adam Diegel – Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro,” “Un Bel Dì, Vedremo,” and “O Soave Fanciulla,” Agustín Lara’s “Granada,” Verdi’s “La Donna è Mobile” and “Brindisi” (The Drinking Song from La Traviata).

Upcoming SFSO concerts include Brahms, Sibelius and Berlioz on February 15, an all Dvořák program on March 22 and season closer Rachmaninoff and Bruckner on April 26.

Tickets for the Masterworks II program start at $15 for The Parker. Tickets may be purchased by visiting southfloridasymphony.org/2022-23-season or by calling (954) 522-8445.

For additional information, visit southfloridasymphony.org, call (954) 522-8445 or email info@southfloridasymphony.org.