The Ellies Virtual Awards Ceremony 10/27/21

The Ellies Virtual Awards Ceremony on Oct. 27
Wednesday, 10/27/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join Oolite Arts for the reveal of its 2021 Ellies winners. Presented by Oolite Arts, The Ellies are considered to be one of the city’s most noteworthy funding opportunities for Miami-based visual artists. The winners will share $500,000 to bring a variety of bold project ideas to life.

Show Me the Money: Will College Athletes Become Instant Millionaires 10/27/21

Show Me the Money: Will College Athletes Become Instant Millionaires
Wednesday, 10/27/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

On July 1st, The Senate Bill 646: Intercollegiate Athlete Compensation and Rights went into effect. This Bill authorizes certain intercollegiate athletes to earn compensation for the use of their names, images, or likenesses (NIL). The bill also prohibits a postsecondary educational institution and other entities, institutions, and their employees from compensating intercollegiate athletes or prospective intercollegiate athletes for the use of their names, images, or likenesses.

Now the question is was this a good move or a bad move? Will College athletes still favor the love of the game and the alma mater vs. the money that comes from their NIL. Will NIL profit throw off the competitive balance? Will College athletes become instant millionaires?

The panelists spearheading this discussion are Corey Staniscia, External Affairs Director of Dreamfield, and Mary Giardina, Senior Associate AD/Administration and Chief of Staff/SWA at Florida Atlantic University. The event will be moderated by Joe Rose, radio personality on The Joe Rose Show on 560WQAM.

The event is free and open to the public. If you’d like to make a donation to support Village Square programming, you may do so when you register.

Oolite Arts Shines Spotlight on 2021 Winners of The Ellies at Virtual Awards Ceremony 10/27/21

Oolite Arts Shines Spotlight on 2021 Winners of The Ellies at Virtual Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, 10/27/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

From a graphic novel detailing the events of Operation: Pedro Pan, to the launch of a magazine for Black women and non-binary individuals, and a Carol City Museum set up within an artist’s home, the 46 winners of The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards, will share $500,000 to bring a variety of bold project ideas to life. Presented by Oolite Arts, The Ellies are considered to be one of the city’s most noteworthy funding opportunities for Miami-based visual artists.

Oolite Arts will recognize the diverse group of 2021 winners at a virtual awards ceremony at 7 p.m. EST on Wednesday, October 27. To RSVP for the awards ceremony, visit https://oolitearts.org/ellies

Free and open to the public.

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The Twentieth Century Way Kicks Off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary Season 10/1/21 – 10/31/21

The Twentieth Century Way Kicks Off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary Season
Saturday, 10/01/2021-10/31/2021, 08:00 pm-
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
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Cost: $35 per show;$155 for a Season Flexpass

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

Diversity. Scandal. Mystery. Truth. The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson, a historical little-known chapter in Southern California history, returns in dramatic form from October 1 – 31 to kick off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

This gripping period drama which launched the theatre company’s award-winning run in 2012 recounts the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants.” Thirty-one men were arrested, and the ensuing scandal led to an ordinance against “oral sodomy” in California. The play stars Clay Cartland as “Warren,” who originated the role in the Island City Stage production, and newcomer Alfonso Vieites as “Brown.”

Clay Cartland is a South Florida native and most recently performed in Shrek and Groundhog Day with Slow Burn Theatre at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Some of his favorite performances include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Desperate Measures, Flashdance, 1776, Peter and the Starcatcher and First Date. Clay is also a proud member of Actors Equity and a recipient of two Carbonell and four Silver Palm Awards. Clay also works as a voice-over artist and teaches improv comedy.

Alfonso Vieites is thrilled to be making his Island City Stage debut. He was last seen at The Foundry in Party! He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Florida International University and has since continued his training with Sociedad Actoral Hispanoamericana in Doral. He’s also had the pleasure of appearing as a day player on two Telemundo shows.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season will also feature Armature by Andrew Kramer from January 27 – February 27, 2022; 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 $155 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.

About Island City Stage
Founded in 2012, Island City Stage produces award-wining professional theatrical experiences rich with LGBTQ+ history, stories and characters, but have a heart and soul that is truly universal. It specializes in developing new work in addition to featuring the efforts of playwrights who expose audiences to different voices and diverse experiences. These shows are brought to life on stage through the talents of professional artists whose credits include Broadway, Off Broadway, national tours, major regional theaters, film and television. Island City Stage offers and intimate setting with six rows of stadium seating to foster a feeling of inclusion and participation in each theatrical event. It is located at 2304 N. Dixie Hwy in Wilton Manors. For tickets and more information, please call (954) 928-9800 or visit islandcitystage.org.