Alexis Valdez 2/11/23

Alexis Valdez
Saturday, 02/11/2023-, 08:00 pm-
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $43 – $153

Una noche de humor sobre el amor Con Alexis Valdés y sus personages más divertidos Cristinito y Nereida. Con monólogos canciones chistes y parodias … Y artistas invitados. La noche de los Enhumorados. Los amantes del amor y del buen humor.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Little Lighthouse Foundation! 2/11/23

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Little Lighthouse Foundation!
Saturday, 02/11/2023-, 04:00 pm-05:00 pm
Carnival Center for Excellence
550 NW 42nd Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33126
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Cost:

In celebration of Heart month, Little Lighthouse Foundation is partnering with Silent Victims of Crime on February 11th from 4PM-5PM. Kids will be able to experience their Fit Club program, learning about the benefits of physical activity and how it prevents heart disease. The program involves a group of fitness and wellness professionals to help motivate, inspire, and support the children at the Carnival Center for Excellence.

Make sure to volunteer and sign up using this link HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Enjoy an Unforgettable Cinematic Virtual Reality Experience at O Cinema 2/11/23-4/30/23

Enjoy an Unforgettable Cinematic Virtual Reality Experience at O Cinema
Saturday, 02/11/2023-04/30/2023, 01:00 pm-08:00 pm
O Cinema
1130 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $5/person

O Cinema invites movie lovers to check out an indie film in addition to a cinematic virtual reality experience, featuring This is Not a Ceremony which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. While wearing VR headsets, participants sit at four corners of a medicine wheel and are immersed in a documentary-style short film about two indigenous men who faced systemic racism in Canada. Available most Saturdays and Sundays, 1-8 p.m. through April (except January 28, February 18 and March 18 when it’s traveling to Miami-Dade Public Libraries as part of O Cinema on the Go). $5 per person.

O Cinema South Beach is located at 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139. For availability and tickets, visit https://www.o-cinema.org/event/ocvr-this-is-not-a-ceremony/ | 305-807-7304

“Reflections of Society” Dillard Center for The Arts Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 2/1/23 – 2/28/23

“Reflections of Society” Dillard Center for The Arts Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 02/01/2023-02/28/2023, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
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.

In honor of Black History Month, 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 present “Reflections of Society,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students and instructors, from February 1 – 28. Curated by instructor Celestin Joseph, the soulful and meditative exhibit of photography, studio art, and sculpture expresses adolescent voices in art, history, heritage and community. A meet and greet with the artists will take place on Sunday, February 5, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the New River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus.

“Reflections of Society,” will feature a variety of styles and mediums reflecting African American culture, arts and entertainment as viewed through the lens of youth. Featured pieces in the exhibition include works by AP students Angel Pena, Naima Cornelius, C. Joseph Ellie, Lewis James and Jennifer Turner, 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.

“Reflections of Society,” is one of several engaging multicultural experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change Broward County,” “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.

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.

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation 2/11/23

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation
Saturday, 02/11/2023-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
The Moss Center
10950 SW 211 St,
Cutler Bay, Florida, 33189
Website
Cost: $25-$45

Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl and Tigger have come to life in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation.

Creativity Exploration: Let Your Love Flow 2/11/23

Creativity Exploration: Let Your Love Flow
Saturday, 02/11/2023-02/11/2023, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm
NSU Art Museum
1 E Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members

Classes are taught by award winning instructor, Lark Keeler.

Play with color and reflect on gratitude while creating a spiral that expresses your love flowing out into the world. Advanced reservations are required, space is limited.

Creativity Exploration adult workshops promote the benefits of creative exploration and the mind-to-body experience. Studies have shown that 45 minutes of creative activity a day reduces stress and offers mental clarity and relaxation. In addition to producing a sense of well-being, sessions expand participants’ perceptions of forms, while increasing brain connectivity through visual and cognitive stimulation. The workshop is led by educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education.

Creativity Exploration is sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation

World Famous Los Trompos Experience at Shops at Merrick Park 1/31/23 – 2/28/23

World Famous Los Trompos Experience at Shops at Merrick Park
Tuesday, 01/31/2023-02/28/2023, 11:00 am-08:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave.,
Coral Gables, FL, Florida, 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park, known for its pristine outdoor shopping with lush green spaces and a fine collection of retailers in the heart of Coral Gables, will be the perfect backdrop for the world- famous Los Trompos art exhibition created by Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. This interactive vibrant outdoor display will make its South Florida debut from January 31 through February 28.

“Los Trompos,” which means “spinning tops” in Spanish, is a traveling exhibit that has been displayed in cities around the world, including Mexico City, Paris, and New York. The lively installation will feature eight larger-than-life, three-dimensional colorful spinning tops in a variety of colors and shapes that invite visitors to play and engage with the art. The art draws its inspiration from a toy that has been popular with children around the world since the dawn of time.
The colorful surfaces of each top are created, in part, by fabric woven in a traditional Mexican style. The fabric is stretched over the modules to seat several people at once. Functioning as both artwork and a rotating platform, each sculpture acts as a gathering place for relaxation, social interaction and entertainment.

This large-scale, artistic installation engages visitors in a way that is both meaningful and playful. By working together to create momentum, visitors can spin the tops on their bases.

Los Trompos was first commissioned by High Museum of Arts, Atlanta. Owners of Los Trompos are DTE Energy Beacon Park Foundation and The Downtown Detroit Partnership. The tour producer is Creos.

Los Trompos at Shops at Merrick Park is free to attend (no ticket required). Visitors are encouraged to take the tops for a spin, sit back and relax, or pose for the perfect photo opportunity. The exhibit is suitable for all ages.

Any way you spin it… you won’t want to miss this! For more information visit www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/en/events/los-trompos.html

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-1215, visit www.shopsatmerrickpark.com. Follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark, on Instagram @shopsatmerrickpark and on twitter @ShopMerrickPark.

The 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival 2/4/23 – 3/26/23

The 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival
Saturday, 02/04/2023-03/26/2023, 10:00 am-06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 S. Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33442
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Cost: Prices range from $29 for adults and $13 for children (ages 6 to 11 years of age). Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $139 (adults) and $69 (children). Group ticket rates are also offered.

The annual Florida Renaissance Festival returns with a one-of-a-kind family-friendly event that takes lords and ladies of the realm back to a time when tunics, gowns, laces, stockings, frills, slashed sleeves, and broad-rim hats were the fashion. Beginning February 4, 2023, and running for eight consecutive weekends until March 26, all roads lead to Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach to celebrate the 31st edition of the Florida Renaissance Festival.

The festival is for all ages, and it’s one of the most anticipated major events of the year because it’s a memorable, magical, mythical experience for the entire family. This special event features multiple new attractions, as well as popular older ones to guarantee non-stop fun and excitement in this magical kingdom.

Jousting knights, harmonious melodies, wicked wenches, magicians, and more await as festival goers will be treated to delectable foods, fabulous drinks, numerous unique craft shops, live music, and more. The kingdom is a wonderful place for fun, but it’s also a great environment where participants can take selfies of themselves in era garb.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people enhance their experience each year by donning outfits from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: www.ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. If you prefer the ancient method, call 954-776-1642.

Valentine’s Handmade Pasta Twist Couples Class (Couples / 18+) 2/11/23

Valentine’s Handmade Pasta Twist Couples Class (Couples / 18+)
Saturday, 02/11/2023-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Tastebuds Kitchen Miami West
14740 SW 26th St STE 206,
Miami, Florida, 33185
Website
Cost: 175

Cook up a romantic date with your loved one as we make handmade pastas from scratch. Join us as we learn all the tips & tricks to turn you into a regular pasta aficionado. We’ll share our super delicious and easy signature pasta recipe and an oh-so-cool twist on the original. Learn the tips and tricks to becoming a pasta aficionado as we master kneading, rolling and shaping pasta like the pros! And no pasta is complete without the sauce, so we’re whipping up two delightful variations of old favorites to dazzle our pasta creations. Bring your friends and your favorite wine for a fun-filled pasta experience!

Marvin Dixon’s 50 Shades of Comedy “The 30th Anniversary Edition” 2/11/23

Marvin Dixon’s 50 Shades of Comedy “The 30th Anniversary Edition”
Saturday, 02/11/2023-, 08:00 pm-
The Casino @ Dania Beach
301 E Dania Beach Blvd,
Dania Beach, Florida, 33004
Website
Cost: $35-$40

The hilarious Marvin Dixon’s 50 Shades of Comedy “The 30th Anniversary Edition” returns on the stage on Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. with nonstop laugh-out-loud comedy.

Tickets are $35-$40 and VIP tables are $75 pp. Must be 21+ to attend.

Miami Valentine’s Markets for Makers 2/11/23, 2/12/23

Miami Valentine’s Markets for Makers
Saturday, 02/11/2023-02/12/2023, 12:00 pm-06:00 pm
The Jungle Plaza
3801 NE 1ST AVE,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost: Starts at $8

Markets for Makers is back in Miami OUTDOORS at the Jungle Plaza in the beautiful Miami Design District this February 11+12 from 12pm-6pm!
Tickets available now!
https://tickets.marketsformakers.com/miami-market-for…/
Located in the beautiful Jungle Plaza this outdoor venue will accommodate 90+ makers! Take photos at our photo walls and fill your free tote with goods from small businesses!
Upgraded VIP tickets include access all weekend any time, an upgraded tote and the Saturday Preview Hour from 11am-12pm!

Parking garages are all throughout the Miami Design District! The closest garage is the Paradise Plaza Garage. A parking garage map can be found at
https://www.miamidesigndistrict.net/visitor-info/

Meet Authors Mike McGinness and Jeff Davies at History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories” 2/11/23

Meet Authors Mike McGinness and Jeff Davies at History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories”
Saturday, 02/11/2023-, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present a free book signing and meet & greet with Mike McGinness and Jeff Davies, authors of “Florida: A History in Pictures” (MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.), on Saturday, February 11, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Their appearance is part of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories,” a 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.

Mike McGinness and Jeff Davies have put together the definitive photographic account of the Sunshine State. With more than 130 photographs ― many of them seen for the first time ― “Florida: A History in Pictures” offers a stunning portrait of this one-of-a-kind state. From the stone forts at St. Augustine, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States, to the Everglades (or “The Big Swamp” as it was called at the beginning of the 20th century) to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, the Fort Myers Beach arches and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, it is all here.
Mike McGinness is a native of Florida, born in Orlando and raised in Altamonte Springs and Tampa. He has lived in Florida for more than 50 years. He has a passion for studying history, the great outdoors, bass fishing, music, and rooting for his favorite sports teams. He works in Data Center Operations for AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs and has been with the same company for 38 years.

Boca Raton resident Jeff Davies’ passion for history has spanned many decades. His family relocated to North Bay Village from Brooklyn when Jeff was just five years old. Davies was always interested in the history behind old pictures and became known as the family historian. He eventually became the third generation in the audio/video electronics business and continues with this profession today.

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.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit 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 Presents “Rotterdam” by Jon Brittain 1/19/23 – 2/19/23

Island City Stage Presents “Rotterdam” by Jon Brittain
Thursday, 01/19/2023-02/19/2023, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $40-$55

Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend Fiona wants to start living as a man. In Island City Stage’s new production of Rotterdam by Jon Brittain, audiences journey to find out what happens next in this modern comedy about gender, sexuality, and being a long way from home. Rotterdam runs from January 19 – February 19.

Rotterdam, a new play from Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho, writer of What Would Spock Do? and The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo, is a moving and sensitive exploration of gender identity and relationships. It shares the story of lesbian couple Alice, who is struggling to come out to her parents, and Fiona, who tells Alice that she has always identified as a man.
Directed by Michael Leeds and co-produced by Sue Wilder, Rotterdam stars Suzanne Ankrum as Alice and Autumn Kioti Horne as Fiona. It also features Abbie Fricke as Lelani (in her Island City debut performance) and Robert Koutras as Josh.
Suzanne Ankrum’s recent regional credits include Palm Beach Dramaworks production of A Streetcar Named Desire, WAM Theatre’s Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet…, Majestic Theater’s Crimes of the Heart, New Century Theatre’s The How and the Why, Clarence Brown Theatre’s Woyzeck, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Tartuffe, and A Christmas Carol, and Richmond Shakespeare Festival’s Twelfth Night and Henry IV, Part 2. She’s also appeared on Netflix’s
Orange is the New Black and has performed in several workshop productions from Palm Beach Dramaworks, Theatre Lab, Hartford Stage, Ivoryton Playhouse and HartBeat Ensemble.

South Florida artist and actor Autumn Kioti Horne has performed with Theatre Lab, Zoetic Stage, GableStage, Florida Stage, Caldwell Theatre, and others. In NYC, they originated the roles of Cassandra in The Hive, Veronica in She Calls Me Firefly, and others. Their interdisciplinary art has been presented in galleries/spaces throughout the U.S. and abroad including La Mama, Dixon Place, The Queens Museum and Last Frontier, and more. They have also appeared in award-winning films at Lincoln Center, Art Basel, Sci-Fi London, Palm Springs Film Festival, and more. When not onstage, they run an environmental art/education/justice program Wildness is Necessary.

Along with its Season 11 lineup, Island City Stage will be bringing back its introspective “Behind the Red Curtain” free public forum series, launched last year as an anniversary initiative to address the stories and issues that inspire its shows. Providing insight to Rotterdam, Island City Stage will present ‘‘Living the Truth – Seeing the Trans Community Through a Different Lens” on Monday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m. This forum will educate and inspire others regarding how to interact with transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse individuals. The discussion will open hearts and minds by sharing personal triumphs, breaking down barriers, understanding fact vs. fiction and reflecting on personal biases.

Creating quality professional theatrical experiences focused on the LGBT+ community for a universal audience, Island City Stage’s 11th South Florida season offers thought-provoking productions that explore bittersweet longing, gender questions, loneliness, the ins and outs of friendship, the magic of random human connection and ethnic conflict within the generational divide. Upcoming shows include I Wanna F@#king Tear You Apart by Morgan Gould from March 2 – April 2; Tracy Jones by Stephen Kaplan from May 18 – June 18 and Springfield Pride Commissioned by Island City Stage from August 3 – September 3.

Rotterdam set sponsors are Doug Pew and Don Croxton, costume sponsors are Thomas Nichols and Dan Chadburn and lighting and sound sponsor is Scott Bennett.

Tickets for Rotterdam start at $40. Enjoy a special Mimosa Sunday sponsored by Murl Casey on January 29 for $55 that includes a light bites pre-reception and a post-show talk back. A special Women’s Night at the Theatre will take place on Friday, February 3 with a 7 p.m. reception with light bites and beverages followed by the show.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.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.

PAWS4YOU 2/11/23

PAWS4YOU
Saturday, 02/11/2023-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
JW Marriott Miami
1109 Brickell Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33131
Website
Cost: $500 per person

One of Miami’s most sought-after fundraisers that draws entertainment, celebrities, and sponsors alike, PAWS4you, a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization based in Miami, Florida, is hosting its annual fundraising gala on February 11th, 2023. Themed Motown, the Valentine’s weekend event, will present a concert by the Motowners, a popular band that pays homage to The Temptations, Four Tops, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and more. The glitterati, red-carpet event will also include a cocktail reception, a formal dinner, and a silent auction with luxurious gifts, memorabilia, and vacation packages. This year’s gala honoree is, Norma Jean Abraham and emmy-award-winning journalist and News Anchor, Cynthia Demos, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the star-studded affair. Tickets are $500 per person.

Our Winter Escape Awaits You at DAER Dayclub & Nightclub at The Guitar Hotel 12/22/22 – 2/12/23

Our Winter Escape Awaits You at DAER Dayclub & Nightclub at The Guitar Hotel
Saturday, 12/22/2022-02/13/2022, 10:00 pm-04:00 am
DAER Dayclub
1 Lucky St,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
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Cost:

Do you have the winter blues? If you are dreaming of warm balmy breezes and electric blue skies, then DAER South Florida is the perfect winter escape for you. DAER South Florida launched its Winter Escape offer for travelers looking for warmer weather, a vibrant scene and the ultimate party experience. Now until mid-February winter visitors receive special VIP pricing of up to 60 percent off for Dayclub and Nightclub premium sections.

DAER Nightclub, DAER Dayclub & Rooftop Live redefine the nightlife and day life event scene with top producers and live performances. Introduced by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida – the Guitar Hotel, guests can anticipate unforgettable moments, day and night. DAER venues feature cutting-edge audio-visual technology, elevated bottle service and a carefully curated lineup of the world’s most sought-after DJ’s and live artists.

For more information on live performances, New Year’s Eve “The Masquerade” packages and table reservations, call (954) 779-4750 or visit hardrocknightlife.com.

Visit us online at HardRockNightlife.com call (954) 779-4750 or follow us: Facebook: DAER South Florida, Twitter: @DAERSouthFlorida, Instagram: @DAERSouthFL