José Feliciano 2/19/22

José Feliciano
Saturday, 02/19/2022-, 08:30 pm-
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $35 – $89

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

José Feliciano, an eight-time Grammy Award winner, brings his six-piece band to the Knight Concert Hall. Celebrating Feliciano’s most recent album, Behind This Guitar, and his greatest hits, this performance includes special video footage from the musician’s life and career.

Acclaimed by critics around the world as “the greatest living guitarist,” Feliciano has influenced popular music for two generations. His hits include “Light My Fire,” “California Dreamin’,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Chico and the Man,” “Daniel,” “In My Life,” “Pegao” and “La Bamba.”

Samsara 2/18/22, 2/19/22

Samsara
Friday, 02/18/2022-02/19/2022, 08:00 pm-
Miami-Dade Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $20 – $25

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

Choreographer, Karen Peterson Corash, will create a new multimedia physically integrated dance work, for eight dancers and three children, entitled “Samsara”, with long time visual and video collaborator, Maria Lino. The full-length work, based on disability, family dynamics and generational lineage comes from the Sanskrit/Pali word meaning the “cyclicality of all life, matter, existence”. This will mark the fifth dance video collaboration that Ms. Lino and Ms. Peterson-Corash have developed together, from initial idea to finish product.

“60 Years of Black Art” Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students at History Fort Lauderdale 2/1/22 – 2/28/22

“60 Years of Black Art” Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students at History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/01/2022-02/28/2022, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 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.

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

In celebration of Black History Month, History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “60 Years of Black Art,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students, from February 1 – 28. The exhibit, curated by instructor Celestin Joseph, represents historical and contemporary themes of equality from the perspective of students at the very school that was instrumental in overturning segregation laws in the City of Fort Lauderdale 51 years ago. The exhibit will be open to the public at the New River Inn building of History Fort Lauderdale and will be accessible as a digital experience on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

“60 Years of Black Art,” will feature a variety of styles and mediums reflecting African American culture, arts and entertainment and the ongoing struggle for inclusion and acceptance. Featured pieces in the exhibition include works by AP students Angel Pena, Naima Cornelius, Lewis James, Jennifer Turner and Tay Small, 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.

“60 Years of Black Art,” is one of several engaging 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 Caribbean, Latin, Native American and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“60 Years of Black Art,” is sponsored, in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council and Visit Lauderdale.

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.

2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show 2/16/22 – 2/20/22

2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show
Wednesday, 02/16/2022-02/20/2022, 10:00 am-06:00 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost:

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

Produced by Informa Markets and owned by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show combines the Miami Yacht Show, SuperYacht Miami, and the Miami International Boat Show into the largest boating extravaganza this Presidents’ Day weekend.

The on-land portion of the event will take place at the newly reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center, while the featured in-water activities will be offered at One Herald Plaza, Sea Isle Marina, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens. The 2022 boat show will feature numerous boating and lifestyle activations, entertainment, innovative cuisines, and a marine accessory pavilion.

Wednesday, Feb. 16th | 10 AM – 6 PM (Prime Time Preview)
Thursday, Feb. 17th | 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday, Feb. 18th | 10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, Feb. 19th | 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, Feb. 20th | 10 AM – 5 PM

Miami Beach Convention Center
Address: 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Pride Park
Address: 1831 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
1 Herald Plaza
Address: 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132
Sea Isle Marina
Address: 1635 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132
Museum Park Marina
Address: 801 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Island Gardens
Address: 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132

Island City Stage Presents Andrew Kramer’s “Armature,” A Political Mystery Thriller 1/27/22 – 2/27/22

Island City Stage Presents Andrew Kramer’s “Armature,” A Political Mystery Thriller
Thursday, 01/27/2022-02/27/2022, 08:00 pm-
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $35; $150 Flexpass; Groups discounts.

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

Racism, homophobia and self-hatred seethe through Island City Stage’s world premiere of Andrew Kramer’s political mystery thriller Armature running January 27 – February 27, 2022. Armature is part of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

Directed by Michael Leeds and Andy Rogow, Armature is a searing story of love, lust and betrayal. A “burning” is the undercurrent of this gripping drama of which the Armature Bar is at the epicenter. The play connects the stories of two sexy, troubled gay men and a Black family whose matriarch is running for political office.

Candidate Blythe Ames prepares – with a voice as smooth and strong as a song – for the upcoming governor’s election. Her husband Denson should be happier for her political success. Her daughter Monica should stop dyeing her hair. Across town, pop-culture blogger Evan meets sexy stranger Shod at the dark and sordid Armature Bar where Mama serves the drinks – if he’s able to avoid the reporters. The lives of these very different people collide as a roaring fire erupts with biblical wrath and passion, devouring everything in its path.

Armature features an ensemble cast including Karen Stephens as Blythe, Matthew Salas as Evan, Michael Ford as Shod, and Yesenia Ozuna as Monica. Joining them is Kent Chambers Wilson (Mama) and Keith Wade (Denson).

Armature is sponsored by OutClique magazine and supported by Our Fund, the SHS Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Council and Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson in October. Upcoming productions include 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 $150 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.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2/19/22, 2/20/22, 2/21/22

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Saturday, 02/19/2022-02/21/2022, 10:00 am-07:00 pm
Coconut Grove
Streets of Coconut Grove,
Coconut Grove, Florida, 33133
Website
Cost: $20

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

Each year, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival (CGAF) expands its collection of artists to provide people with a broader perspective and endless layers of artistic meaning. Festival organizers theoretically began putting paintbrush to canvas as they started planning the 58th iteration of the festival. They weren’t afraid to “Paint Outside the Lines” with the addition of newer elements meant to offer inspiration in a more inclusive and interactive festival that’s accepting of all art forms, allowing guests to be in touch with all their senses. “This festival is rated among the top-three outdoor art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artists. Their metric is based on actual art sales and voted by the artists themselves,” said Nathan Kurland, CGAF chair.

Coconut Grove will be infused with over 300 jury-selected artists on Presidents’ Day weekend 2022. Large-scale art activations spanning across 15 mediums, ranging from classic and contemporary to the unconventional and eccentric, will line the streets of Coconut Grove overlooking Biscayne Bay. “Our devotion to the celebration of art has always been front and center as we bring together the finest artists to showcase their work. All art lovers and collectors are encouraged to take the opportunity to interact with the artists and take home a creation that will not only enhance their home but will forever conjure the memory of their time at our festival in the charming village of Coconut Grove,” said CGAF president and CEO, Monty Trainer.

World-renowned artist, David Le Batard, better known as Lebo, has been invited to be the 2022 commemorative poster artist. His ability to pull from a broad spectrum of creative mediums including, murals, paintings and sculptures, makes him the ideal creative choice to convey this all-encompassing experience.

Tickets go on sale online on Black Friday, November 26, 2021. The 2022 sponsors include Bayside Marketplace, Blue Moon, Peroni, LaCroix, NBC6, Telemundo51, MDC – Miami Culinary Institute, The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Arya, The Mutiny Hotel, Picture Perfect, Miss Merch, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Refine Health & VitaliTEA. The following new elements will be part of the experience:

• The Stacks – In place of a traditional stage at Peacock Park, the festival has built a six-container-high pyramid serving as a crow’s nest for the resident DJ and musical performances. The Stacks double as a giant canvas where muralists will be painting these containers throughout the festival weekend, giving the music a unique and colorful interactive element.

• The Inner Artist – Who doesn’t want to tap into their inner Picasso? That’s where the Inner Artist experience at Regatta Park will quench their thirst for creative expression. It’s where people can create their own art, encounter unique art styles and immerse themselves within the art for that perfect Instagram-able moment.

• The Collectors’ Club – If you are serious about art, you need to be part of this club! The Collectors’ Club is the oasis within festival grounds, offering complimentary cocktails and bites, an art concierge and private restrooms – all nestled in air-conditioned comfort; access to The Collectors’ Club will be limited and available online only.

• Kitchen Combat – Gone are the days of boring cooking demos. Kitchen Combat pits the best chefs and mixologists in the Grove against chefs from other parts of South Florida in what can only be described as “The Grove versus the World!” The combat arena will feature giant LED screens to watch all the head-to-head action in hi-definition. If you’re lucky enough to be in the audience, you will be given the task of voting for the winner of each round of combat.

WHEN:
Saturday, February 19 – Monday, February 21, 2022.

WHERE:
The streets of Coconut Grove.

TICKETS:
Admission is $20 per person per day and can be purchased at www.cgaf.com.

ABOUT CGAF:
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is not just about art; it’s also the social event of the year. Over 120,000 attendees from across the region pass through the gates of The Coconut Grove Arts Festival to experience one of the nation’s top outdoor, fine-arts festivals that dates to 1963. This iconic South Florida event presents more than 300 internationally recognized artists who were selected during a blind-jury process based solely on artistic merit. The jury panel is comprised of collectors, influencers, and educators in the local arts community. Original pieces are displayed in the following categories: mixed media, painting, photography, digital art, printmaking & drawing, watercolor, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry & metalwork, sculpture and wood. It offers culinary experiences and has featured celebrity chefs including Giorgio Rapicavoli, Ralph Pagano, and Allen Susser. The festival has been honored to have some of the world’s premier artists officially create the commemorative poster, including Romero Britto, Guy Harvey, Clyde Butcher, Maria Reyes Jones, Jacqueline Roch, Xavier Cortada, Rick Garcia, Lisa Remeny, and Alexander Mijares to name a few.

The festival is operated by the 501(c)(3) Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association and produced by EngageLive, LLC. Proceeds go towards funding year-round arts programs and scholarships benefitting 20 graduating seniors from local public magnet arts high schools each year. The association also maintains the Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery and presents special exhibitions throughout the year at Mayfair in the Grove.