Meet FAU Professor & LGBT Historian Dr. Fred Fejes at History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories” 12/7/22

Meet FAU Professor & LGBT Historian Dr. Fred Fejes at History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories”
Wednesday, 12/07/2022-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm
Florida Atlantic University – Fort Lauderdale Campus
111 E Las Olas- Metro Lab – First Floor,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

In honor of HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, History Fort Lauderdale, Stonewall National Museum & Archives, and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) will present “Queer by the Beach: The History of the Fort Lauderdale LBGT Community,” a conversation with Dr. Fred Fejes, professor emeritus at FAU, author and LBGT historian, on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., at FAU’s Downtown Campus (Metro Lab, First Floor, 111 E Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale). Fejes’ appearance is part of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories,” a free meet the author monthly series that offers literary and history enthusiasts a chance to speak with local authors, purchase their latest releases and have them signed.

Fejes will share historical accounts about the evolution of the gay community in South Florida and its struggle for equality and acceptance as part of his “Queer by the Beach: The History of the Fort Lauderdale LBGT Community” talk. He’ll touch upon the origins of the first “gay” bar, “Club Ha-Ha,” that opened in Broward county in 1935 and the long line of clubs that followed which used female impersonators and raunchy entertainment to attract those whose sexuality and gender was outside the mainstream.

Fred Fejes is a professor emeritus at Florida Atlantic University in the School of Communication and Media Studies. He received his PhD from the Institute of Communication Research, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and was a 2018-2019 Fulbright-Palacky University Distinguished Chair at Palacky University, Czech Republic. His research interests include Queer history, sexuality and the media and Queer space. He authored “Gay Rights and Moral Panic: The Origins of America’s Debate On Homosexuality” (Palgrave-MacMillan), an account of the 1977 campaign for LGBT rights in Dade County, Florida and its national impact. He is also author of numerous articles about the LGBT community and the media. He is currently working on a book about the history the LGBT community to be published by University Press of Florida.

Upcoming authors in the “Florida Scribes & Stories” series include Donn R. Colee, Jr. on January 17 and Mike McGinnis and Jeff Davies on February 11. Additional novelists and dates will be announced. Guests may RSVP at bit.ly/HFLFloridaScribesFejes2022. The program also will be available on Zoom and details are available by emailing fejes@fau.edu.

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Dolphin Mall Kicks Off Christmas Season with “Photos with Santa” 11/18/22 – 12/24/22

Dolphin Mall Kicks Off Christmas Season with “Photos with Santa”
Friday, 11/18/2022-12/24/2022, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12 Street,
Miami, Florida, 33172
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Cost: 39.99

In celebration of the start of the winter holiday season, Dolphin Mall is teaming up with Jackson Health System to host its annual Photos with Santa event, beginning Friday, November 18, and running through Christmas Eve, December 24.

This year’s photos will be staged with a brand-new holiday set, “Cozy Winterland,” and include a striking 20’ Christmas tree. This year’s new holiday set is sponsored by Lorenzo GMC Buick.

Customers who purchase picture package A will receive a $25 Dave & Buster’s Power Card while supplies last. For more information and a complete list of packages, visit https://shopdolphinmall.com.

Let It Glow: A Full Moon Yoga Experience 12/7/22

Let It Glow: A Full Moon Yoga Experience
Wednesday, 12/07/2022-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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Cost: $18 – $25

Join leading yoga educator Lisa Pumper for a very special Full Moon experience to set your intentions for the new year. This evening is intended to ignite your inner fire as you release stuck emotions, invigorate your radiant energy, and unleash your divine power to be liberated, unapologetically authentic, raw, and fully expressed.

Cost: $18 – $25

Time: Wellness Market opens at 5 p.m.; Photos with Santa, 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Yoga experience begins at 7 p.m.

For more information and ticket, please visit: https://theloopflb.com/events/categories/wonderland/

Let’s Make Dinner Semester (Ages 10-17) 11/2/22 – 12/28/22

Let’s Make Dinner Semester (Ages 10-17)
Wednesday, 11/02/2022-12/28/2022, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Tastebuds Kitchen
14740 SW 26th St STE 206,
Miami, Florida, 33185
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Cost: 50

Our weekly cooking series provides children ages 10 to 17 the opportunity to connect with others, learn new skills, discover new foods and gather together to prepare their own dinner each week. Limited-size classes are full of excitement and connection, each class culminating with a hearty, healthy dinner. This class will be the highlight of your week!

Chono Thlee: Sparking A New Era in Seminole Art at History Fort Lauderdale 11/6/22 – 1/10/23

Chono Thlee: Sparking A New Era in Seminole Art at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 11/06/2022-01/10/2023, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students; free for members, military and children ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of stewardship of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will partner with the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum to present “Chono Thlee: Sparking A New Era in Seminole Art” at the New River Inn History Museum from Sunday, November 6, through Tuesday, January 10. The exhibit, launching during Native American Heritage Month, highlights new contemporary works by indigenous artists that analyze elemental relationships for the future based on community foundations of trust, truth, dignity and integrity. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, November 6, at 1 p.m., with music, storytelling and an artist meet and greet. A VIP art talk will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 9:30 a.m., with complimentary admission being extended to Art Basel First Choice or Preview cardholders.

Curated by Tara Chadwick, “Chono Thlee: Sparking A New Era in Seminole Art” will showcase a variety of contemporary and traditional media including oils, acrylics, fiber, glass, metals, mixed media and digital art from 13 multigenerational Seminole artists: Tia Blais-Billie, Durante Blais-Billie, Nick DiCarlo, Jacob Osceola, Leroy Osceola, Daniel Tommie, Samuel Tommie, Shonayeh Tommie, Gordon Wareham, Krystle Young, Brian Zepeda, Corinne Zepeda and the late Jimmy Osceola.

“Chono Thlee: Sparking A New Era in Seminole Art” 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.

“Chono Thlee: Sparking a New Era in Seminole Art,” is sponsored, in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council and Visit Lauderdale – Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. With additional support from Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.

Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to host a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. 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 an artists’ collective collaborative space.

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