Ailey II 2/25/23

Ailey II
Saturday, 02/25/2023-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: $30-$65

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s finest early-career dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.
Founded by Alvin Ailey, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training and community programs for all people. Since its 1974 inception, Ailey II has become one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community-outreach programs. With artistic director Francesca Harper at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as she brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.
Dance Magazine calls Ailey II “second to none,” and The New York Times declares, “There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.”

Broward Performing Arts Foundation Annual Celebration with James Taylor 2/25/23

Broward Performing Arts Foundation Annual Celebration with James Taylor
Saturday, 02/25/2023-, 05:30 pm-09:30 pm
Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $1,250

The sweet sounds of multiple Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his All-Star Band will fill the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s 2023 Annual Celebration. Proceeds from the evening benefit the education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center.

A limited number of VIP tickets which include valet parking, a 90-minute cocktail reception, preferred seating for the performance and complimentary cocktails throughout the evening are available for $1,250 per person. VIP tickets can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/3Qyq5oT, calling 954.468.3298 or emailing Foundation@BrowardCenter.org

Schedule:
• 5:30 p.m. – Annual Celebration kick-off with exclusive pre-show cocktail party at the Huizenga Pavilion and Wendt Terraces
• 7:00 p.m. – Guests move into the Au-Rene Theater to enjoy Taylor’s performance
• 8:30 p.m. – The celebration continues with a dinner and dancing.

Tickets to the performance only start at $195 and can be purchased online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 (option 1) or at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

“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.

We Belong Here 2/25/23, 2/26/23

We Belong Here
Saturday, 02/25/2023-02/26/2023, 12:00 pm-12:00 pm
4020 Virginia Beach Dr
4020 Virginia Beach Dr,
Miami, Florida, 33149
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Cost: All Weekend Admission: USD 175.00, Saturday Only: USD 95.00, Sunday Only: USD 95.00

Common Ground Presents: We Belong Here is not your average festival: this newly expanded two day getaway offers a boutique experience at Miami’s stunning Virginia Key Beach Park. The final line up includes headliners Korolova, Themba Kaskade Redux (3 Hour Set), Lane 8 (3 Hour Sunset Set), James Hype (Sunset Set), Gioli and Assia, Calussa b2b Malone, Francis Mercier, Chapter and Verse, Yotto, Luke Alexander, Bryan Softwell and Lucky Rose.

We Belong Here is about enriching your soul as well as tickling your earbuds. It is a positive, life-affirming experience with a warm and friendly crowd reflected by an equally diverse line-up. The breathtaking location is an 863-acre barrier island with expansive wetlands, scenic beaches and sweeping views of the bay, all with the Atlantic breaking on the beach and spine-tingling sunsets. It will be transformed into a pop-up club with sophisticated production across three unique stages.

Chief amongst them is the circular stage known as the first ever 360 experience. It is a unique way to be fully immersed in music as you dance at the centre of the action with sound all around. The high quality amenities are open to all and include lounge seating and trailer style restrooms for a truly lux experience.

The cultured line-up is completed with the likes of Weissmann, Damelo, DCAL, Tessla, Ross, Ora, DJ Zev, Stello, Stixx and many more

The stunning scene is now set and all thoughts have turned to that first magical dance at We Belong Here.

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Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/1514848-0?pid=4662

Category: Nightlife | Festivals

Prices:
All Weekend Admission: USD 175.00,
Saturday Only: USD 95.00,
Sunday Only: USD 95.00

Artists: themba, kaskade, redux, lane 8, James Hype, Weissmann, Damelo, DCAL, Chapter and Verse, Yotto, Luke Alexander

Gulfstream Park to Host Hallandale Beach Food & Groove: A Wine, Food and Art Experience 2/25/23

Gulfstream Park to Host Hallandale Beach Food & Groove: A Wine, Food and Art Experience
Saturday, 02/25/2023-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Gulfstream Park
901 South Federal Highway,
Hallandale Beach, Florida, 33009
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Cost: $75

Gulfstream Park, South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination located on the border of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, will again be the site of the highly anticipated Hallandale Beach Food & Groove: A Wine, Food and Art Experience on Saturday, February 25, from 7–11 p.m. as part of the 22nd annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®).

Gulfstream Park and its iconic Pegasus statue will serve as the venue for the event.
Hosted by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Florida International University, the Festival benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.

The Festival’s Hallandale Beach Event Series is a part of the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s (HBCRA) strategic plan to promote economic development by branding the city as a destination for food, arts and entertainment, while also attracting international exposure to local participating restaurants. This is the fourth year in a row that the HBCRA is partnering with SOBEWFF® to host the Hallandale Beach Event Series.

The event features a variety of international cuisines that will get guests movin’ and groovin’ including Gulfstream Park Village’s Belly Fish and Ten Palms restaurants. Other participating restaurants include: El Tamarindo Coal Fired Pizza, Marash Turkish Cuisine, Moises Bakery, Dr. Limon Hallandale, CAO Bakery & Café, The Krazy Vegan, Il Mercato Café & Wine Shop, Matteo’s Trattoria, Dunn’s River Island Café, Holy Avocado, Ceviche Avenue, Chef Irie, See Thai & Japanese Cuisine, Nana’s Sapibon Haitian Restaurant, D’s Delights and Mable’s Island Kitchen.

Additional restaurants will be announced. General admission tickets are $75 plus tax and service fees and can be purchased by visiting sobewff.org/groove.

All net proceeds from the festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management students at Florida International University. Each year, student volunteers help organize all aspects of the event, including planning, logistics, and overall execution.

“We look forward to welcoming new and return guests to the Hallandale Beach Food & Groove: A Wine, Food and Art Experience,” said Alex Schreer, director of Experiential Marketing at Gulfstream Park Village. “This event invites food lovers for an immersive culinary experience, set to the backdrop of Gulfstream Park in a beautiful, open-air environment.”

“We are excited to be a part of this iconic South Florida event that brings the community together to enjoy an unforgettable evening,” said Dr. Jeremy Earle, City Manager and CRA Executive Director of The City of Hallandale Beach. “This event spotlights our incredible culinary talent and diversity and brings great value to our local economy.”

The Casino @ Dania Beach and Virgin Voyages Announce Free Voyage Giveaway for Players Club Members 2/25/23

The Casino @ Dania Beach and Virgin Voyages Announce Free Voyage Giveaway for Players Club Members
Saturday, 02/25/2023-, 09:00 am-11:59 pm
The Casino @ Dania Beach
301 E Dania Beach Blvd,
Dania Beach, Florida, 33004
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Cost: FREE

The Casino @ Dania Beach has partnered with Virgin Voyages to offer a complimentary voyage giveaway on Saturday, February 25 between 9 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. so get ready to set sail to the Caribbean!

The Casino @ Dania Beach Players Club Membership is free and members who earn 750 points on February 25, 2023 will be eligible to win a voyage aboard the Scarlet Lady. Cruise certificates will be available to qualifying guests at the Sunrise Bar Stage beginning at 2 p.m.

Restrictions apply. Must be 21+.
To view sail dates, visit VirginVoyages.com

Junie B. Jones, The Musical 1/21/23-2/25/23

Junie B. Jones, The Musical
Saturday, 01/21/2023-02/25/2023, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
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Cost: $25-$30

It’s Junie B.’s first day of school, and suddenly a lot of things are changing for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore, but on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. In class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting. Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.

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.