Art Wynwood 2/16/23, 2/17/23, 2/18/23, 2/19/23

Art Wynwood
Thursday, 02/17/2023-02/19/2023, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
1 Herald Plaza
1 Herald Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: $36.50

A Decade of Art Wynwood: In Person Event Returns for The First Time Since 2020

Miami’s premier winter contemporary and modern art fair, Art Wynwood is returning for its tenth edition Thursday, February 16 to Sunday, February 19.

For the first time in two years, Collectors, curators, designers, museum professionals, tastemakers and art enthusiasts alike will enjoy an array of international galleries presenting emerging and cutting edge works. Art Wynwood 2023 will showcase over 50 galleries, providing art collectors an opportunity to outfit their collections with works from unique and emerging artists.

An invitation-only VIP preview on February 16 will kick off the 2023 edition. A great representation of Miami’s remarkable art scene, Art Wynwood will continue to showcase incredible works from prominent galleries worldwide. Since its inception in 2012, Art Wynwood has become the premier winter destination contemporary and modern art fair in South Florida, and entices a diverse and culturally savvy international audience year after year.

Art Wynwood 2023 will coincide with the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, taking place on Biscayne Bay between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways, adjacent to Art Wynwood.

Learn more at http://www.artwynwood.com

“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
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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.

John Daversa & Tal Cohen: The Art of Duo Album Release Party 2/18/23

John Daversa & Tal Cohen: The Art of Duo Album Release Party
Saturday, 02/18/2023-, 08:30 pm-09:30 pm
The Moss Center
10950 SW 211 St,
Cutler Bay, Florida, 33189
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Cost: $35-$35

Multi-Grammy award-winning trumpeter John Daversa and acclaimed jazz pianist Tal Cohen share their unique chemistry of spontaneity and improvisation. The performance includes soulful and enchanting melodies with a fresh interpretation of the classic duo format.

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.

A Tour of Tuscany Class 2/18/23

A Tour of Tuscany Class
Saturday, 02/18/2023-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Tastebuds Kitchen Miami West
14740 SW 26th St STE 206,
Miami, Florida, 33185
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Cost: 70

Ciao! We’re rolling up our sleeves as we make our way through Tuscany to master the art of handmade potato gnocchi and the perfect brown butter sauce. Yum! Learn how easy it is to whip up tomato confit for a fresh and flavorful salad and create a classic Italy pastry. Bring your friends, a bottle of your favorite vino and let’s learn the Italian art of culinary simplicity. Boun Appetito!

The Our Fund Foundation’s Fourth Annual South Florida LGBTQ Philanthropy Awards 2/18/23

The Our Fund Foundation’s Fourth Annual South Florida LGBTQ Philanthropy Awards
Saturday, 02/18/2023-, 05:30 pm-08:00 pm
Broward Performing Arts Center
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: 75

The annual awards reception will celebrate outstanding philanthropists who give of their time, talent and treasure to the South Florida LGBTQ community. Honorees and guests will enjoy a cocktail reception prior to the awards ceremony. Purchase tix at our-fund.org/awards.

For additional information please email ocaballero@our-fund.org or call 954-565-1090.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2/18/23

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Saturday, 02/18/2023-02/20/2023, 10:00 am-06:00 pm
Coconut Grove
2700 S. Bayshore Drive,
Coconut Grove, Florida, 33133
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Cost: $20

As one of the top five outdoor festivals in the nation, it’s no wonder that The Coconut Grove Arts Festival (CGAF) keeps getting better with each passing year. For the 59th installment, the board has selected the theme of a different kind of hue to highlight 285 vendor artists, the impact this festival has had on patrons and artists alike, as well as the addition of two new cooperative efforts that will put emerging artists and young collectors on the right path. Tickets are currently on sale at www.cgaf.com and run between $20 – $249. Special offers on tickets are periodically posted via Instagram @coconutgroveartsfestival.

Classic Albums Live Performs the Eagle’s “Greatest Hits” 2/18/23

Classic Albums Live Performs the Eagle’s “Greatest Hits”
Saturday, 02/18/2023-, 08:00 pm-
The Casino @ Dania Beach
301 E Dania Beach Blvd,
Dania Beach, Florida, 33004
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Cost: $35-$40

Classic Albums Live Performs the Eagle’s “Greatest Hits” on Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m. playing timeless hits such as “Take it Easy”, “Desperado” and “Best of My Love. Tickets are $35-$40 and VIP tables are $70 pp.

Classic Albums Live Performs the Eagle’s “Greatest Hits” 2/18/23

Classic Albums Live Performs the Eagle’s “Greatest Hits”
Saturday, 02/18/2023-, 08:00 pm-
The Casino @ Dania Beach
301 E Dania Beach Blvd,
Dania Beach, Florida, 33004
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Cost: Tickets are $35-$40 and VIP tables are $70 pp.

Classic Albums Live Performs the Eagle’s “Greatest Hits” on Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m. playing timeless hits such as “Take it Easy”, “Desperado” and “Best of My Love.

Tickets are $35-$40 and VIP tables are $70 pp.

The Casino @ Dania Beach Presents Rock the Block 1/21/23, 2/18/23, 3/18/23, 4/15/23, 5/20/23, 6/17/23

The Casino @ Dania Beach Presents Rock the Block
Saturday, 01/21/2023-06/17/2023, 05:00 pm-09:00 pm
The Casino at Dania Beach
301 E Dania Beach Blvd,
Dania Beach, Florida, 33004
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Cost:

The Casino @ Dania Beach announced the return of Rock the Block, its free, monthly food truck and entertainment gathering on Saturday, January 21 from 5 – 9 p.m. The festive event is held the third Saturday of every month outside in the casino’s spacious parking lot and features a sampling of delicious menu items from a variety of popular South Florida food truck vendors. The family-friendly event also includes live entertainment with a rotating DJ and games for both adults and kids.

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
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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.