Latin Night: Pride Edition at Nathan’s Beach Club 4/11/24

Latin Night: Pride Edition at Nathan’s Beach Club
Thursday, 04/11/2024-, 09:00 pm-
Nathan's Beach Club
1216 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Prepare to spice up your night at Nathan’s Beach Club with Latin Night: Pride Edition! Embrace the vibrant energy of Latin culture while honoring the spirit of pride and inclusivity. Guests can dance the night away to the infectious beats of salsa, bachata and more in honor of love and equality!

Florida based comedian, musician and motivational speaker Sarge 4/11/24

Florida based comedian, musician and motivational speaker Sarge
Tuesday, 04/11/2024-, 08:30 pm-
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
19999 W Country Club Dr,
Miami, Florida, 33180
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Cost: 70

Florida based comedian, musician and motivational speaker Sarge is bringing his stand up comedy show to Aventura’s JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa.

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, Sarge will take the stage at 8:30PM in the resort’s Garden Room for a special one-night-only appearance. For those who want to dine onsite before the show, an exclusive prix fixe menu will be available at the resort’s acclaimed Bourbon Steak from 6PM. Anyone attending the concert can show their tickets to restaurant staff to access the specially priced offering of $60 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. The price of admission to the comedy show is $70 per person.

Breathwork and Sound Healing with Michelle Berlin 4/11/24

Breathwork and Sound Healing with Michelle Berlin
Thursday, 04/11/2024-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Superblue
1101 NW 23 Street
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Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $60

Participants will be activated through a series of breathwork techniques and movement to open the body and mind for sound relaxation & meditation. Michelle will bring organic sounds of the Gong Bowls chimes & Handpan to close the session for the ultimate sensory experience.

Slow Food Miami’s 13th Annual “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party 4/11/24

Slow Food Miami’s 13th Annual “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party
Thursday, 04/11/2024-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Eden Roc Miami Beach
4525 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33140
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Cost: 125

“Miami’s Freshest Night Out”, the annual event is Slow Food Miami’s (SFM) night to honor Miami chefs, restaurants, artisans and purveyors who make sustainability and local sourcing of paramount importance. The celebration goes hand in hand with SFM’s mission to support local farmers/growers and help educate future generations about the importance of smart, responsible sourcing and the authentic origins of the food we eat. Event proceeds benefit SFM’s Edible School & Community Garden Program.

41st Miami Film Festival Returns 4/5/24, 4/6/24, 4/7/24, 4/8/24, 4/9/24, 4/10/24, 4/11/24, 4/12/24, 4/13/24, 4/14/24, 4/15/24, 4/16/24

41st Miami Film Festival Returns
Friday, 04/05/2024-04/14/2024, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Knight Concert Hall/Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Illinois, 33132
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Cost: Individual tickets for Festival screenings range from $15.50-$34. All other events vary in pricing.

Join Miami Dade College for the 41st Miami Film Festival, which returns April 5-14, 2024. Considered the preeminent film festival for Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., this year’s Miami Film Festival will feature over 180 feature narratives, documentaries, and short films of all genres, from more than 31 countries worldwide. The 10-day festival will open with Thelma, directed by Josh Margolin, and close with Ezra, directed by Tony Goldwyn. In addition to spectacular movie screenings, the Miami Film Festival is also known for its legendary parties, workshops, masterclasses, and industry happy hours throughout Miami. Individual tickets for Festival screenings range from $15.50-$34. All other events vary in pricing. Visit miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-FILM (3456).

“Visions of Women” Fine Art Exhibit by NLAPW Fort Lauderdale Branch at History Fort Lauderdale 4/4/24 – 4/30/24

“Visions of Women” Fine Art Exhibit by NLAPW Fort Lauderdale Branch at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 04/04/2024-04/30/2024, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2 Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Visions of Women,” its first ever fine art exhibition from the National League of American Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch (NLAPW). This new exhibition will feature art from NLAPW award-winning artists/members Claudia Hafner, Judy Nunno, Phoenix, Donna Sallee, and Tammy Seymour from April 4 – 30.

“Visions of Women” will feature a collection of artworks joined by the theme of “empowering women” and the subjects and causes that inspire them to motivate others. According to Phoenix, president of NLAPW, the conceptual basis for this exhibition was the 100th anniversary of the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment into the U.S. Constitution. This landmark victory granted women the constitutional right to vote. For Pen Women this has extra significance. Its organization was founded in 1897 by Marian Longfellow Donoghue (niece of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) to empower professional women journalists who were discriminated against and excluded by major publications. The original intent of Pen Women founders to find “mutual aid, advice, future development” for professional women artists still resonates.

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, hosts a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple permanent exhibits including “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – the Early Years,” “The African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts: the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River Archaeology,” “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture,” and, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“Visions of Women” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional funding is provided, in part, by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, and Visit Lauderdale. This organization is also sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.

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.

Piano Slam 2024 4/11/24

Piano Slam 2024
Thursday, 04/11/2024-, 07:30 pm-
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: Free

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation are proud to present PIANO SLAM 2024 on April 11, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center’s Knight Concert Hall. Taking place during National Poetry Month, the event features Miami’s top teen poets who will share their original spoken word mash-ups paired with classical and hip-hop music around the theme, “My Music, Miami, All We Can Save – Rhythms & Writings of Restoration,” and set to “Suite Afro Cubana to Lico Jimenez” created by the legendary Cuban artist, Chucho Valdés.

Admission to PIANO SLAM 2024 is free*. First-Access Passes, which give guests early access to general admission seating, can be reserved for the performance now. Reserve passes online at arshtcenter.org by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 305- 949-6722.

In its 17th year, PIANO SLAM features live musical performances and program opportunities for students, families and teachers. This year’s focus centers on the history of artists neglected through cultural suppression. The chosen musical piece for this theme is “Suite Afro Cubana to Lico Jimenez,” Chucho Valdés’ composition dedicated to reclaiming the legacy of Afro-Cuban composers and musicians who have been unjustly overlooked. The poetry competition will expand to include student music and soundscapes that should be safeguarded for future generations. It will also include writing workshops for educators that will include the inspiration of music and the sounds of our environment.

“I am so proud that my piece ‘Suite Afro Cubana to Lico Jimenez’ was selected to be part of Piano Slam 2024. This program and its young generation of poets will help us keep alive Lico’s name and legacy in our culture,” says Chucho Valdés.

In a career spanning more than 60 years, both as a solo artist and bandleader, Valdés has distilled elements of the Afro-Cuban music tradition, jazz, classical music, rock and more, into a deeply personal style. Winner of seven GRAMMY® and six Latin GRAMMY® Awards, Valdés received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Science in 2023 and was also inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“PIANO SLAM 2024 is a dynamic convergence of Miami’s young poets and the rhythmic legacy of Chucho Valdés, weaving together spoken word and music in a celebration of restoration, inclusion and the enduring power of artistic expression,” says Carlene Sawyer, Piano Slam creator and producer.

PIANO SLAM presents live concerts, poets, scientists and hip-hop spoken word to teens in Miami’s middle and high school classrooms culminating in a countywide poetry competition based on the role of music in their lives. Out of thousands of creative submissions, 16 semifinalists are chosen to perform in the Grand Finals concert and competition on the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall stage. Prizes of $1,000 are awarded to the top student poets. For the past 11 years, PIANO SLAM has included a STEAM track and has taken students and their teachers to music performances, provided teacher workshops, environmental science research activities, and citizen science field trips by students to study environmental issues impacting their lives.

For over a decade, the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation’s PIANO SLAM has been bridging the creative divide between teenage music enthusiasts and professional performance artists across Miami-Dade County, from Hialeah to the beaches and Miami Gardens to Homestead. The event is co-presented with the Adrienne Arsht Center and sponsored by some of Miami’s most respected institutions, including Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Books & Books, The Children’s Trust, and the Miami HEAT.

PIANO SLAM is directed by Tanisha Cidel with music direction by Martin Bejerano. PIANO SLAM’s wildly popular County-wide music-based poetry competition has worked with more than 150,000 Miami-Dade Public middle and high school students making classical music fun and an inspiration for their own creative writing. Additional musicians include: Anthony “Tony” Laurencio, DJ and the New Canon Chamber Collective for the classical ensemble.

About the Dranoff 2 Piano x Adrienne Arsht Center Partnership
The partnership between The Dranoff Foundation and the Adrienne Arsht Center dates back to 2006, when the Arsht Center had just opened. The Dranoff Foundation, which aims to discover young artists, nurture their talent, and provide them with a platform to showcase their music, joined forces with the Arsht Center to establish a community school-based outreach program in the performing arts. This program was designed to serve young people and their families in the neighborhoods surrounding the new performing arts center.

In the very first year of the PIANO SLAM program, five middle schools located in Overtown, Liberty City, Brownsville, and Little Haiti – participated. Today, more than 100 middle and high schools in Miami Dade Public Schools enjoyed in-school professional artist programs and performances and submitted student poetry to the music-based competition.

Over the 15 years in partnership with the Arsht Center’s community engagement and education initiatives, Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation has brought artists, musicians, scientists and educators into over 100 middle and high schools and every school and community district in the county. The ArshtCenter has partnered in teacher professional development, training educators in all core subjects to use music and arts-integrated curriculum in their classrooms.

Dranoff 2 Piano and the Arsht Center provide performance, art, music, writing, coaching and training for students participating in PIANO SLAM. The Adrienne Arsht Center provides a world-class community-based platform for students and top professional artists to perform in the Finals competition concert in the Knight Concert Hall. Tens of thousands of families throughout Miami Dade County have become part of Miami’s art scene through PIANO SLAM in the schools and the Dranoff 2 Piano performances with award-winning musicians, dancers and top theater professionals as part of a student and professional artist extravaganza of great entertainment in the Knight Concert Hall.

For more information on Dranoff 2 Piano, please visit www.Dranoff2Piano.org.

Cities of the Future at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science 2/16/24 – 8/20/24,

Cities of the Future at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 02/16/2024-02/16/2025, 11:20 am-10:00 pm
AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: MODS Members and children under 2 – Free; Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22 Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25

Step into the future and discover the exciting innovations transforming our world with Cities of the Future, now playing in the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Narrated by award-winning actor John Krasinski, Cities of the Future highlights the creative solutions engineers are designing right now to meet the challenges of a changing world and forge a brighter, more sustainable future.

From electric flying cars and aerial highways to smart buildings, greener infrastructure and solar power beamed from space, Cities of the Future offers an inspiring vision of how we will live 50 years from now, combining state-of-the-art CGI with live-action cinematography. The film also looks at modern urban landscapes in the midst of transformation, revealing profound changes already happening in some of the world’s greatest cities, from Los Angeles to Amsterdam to Singapore.

Cities of the Future also introduces viewers to a team of middle school students participating in the Future City Competition, an annual contest where 60,000 middle school students from the U.S. and around the world compete to create a model future city.

Cities of the Future is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the same team that created the blockbuster giant screen documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

To view the trailer, please visit citiesofthefuturefilm.com.

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science is located at 401 SW 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale. Cities of the Future is included in the MODS Discovery Pass, an all-in-one ticket that includes Museum exhibitions, live science demonstrations and one IMAX documentary film. For tickets, please visit mods.org/tickets and for showtimes, please visit mods.org/showtimes.