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"Oedipus the King"
Fantasy Theatre Factory’s Summer Play Reading Series returns with the Summer of Substance! Intellectually stimulating works for the summer season. This year’s staged readings include a mix of new and old, with two new plays, FOUR BEDROOMS by Marj O’Neill-Butler directed by Ricky J. Martinez and by HEAVENLY HANDS by Ricky J. Martinez directed by Marj O’Neill-Butler and two classics OEDIPUS THE KING by Sophocles directed by Rommel Arellan-Marinas and NO EXIT by Jean-Paul Sartre directed by Larry Fields. Be sure to get your free tickets today, and join us for an engaging evening of theatre with the Summer of Substance at Fantasy Theatre Factory. Plays will be presented each Saturday of July at 8:00 p.m. July 6th: OEDIPUS THE KING by Sophocles. Translated by Nicholas Rudall. directed by Rommel Arellan-Marinas. July 13th: FOUR BEDROOMS by Marj O’Neill-Butler directed by Ricky J. Martinez. July 20th: NO EXIT by Jean-Paul Sartre. Adapted from the French by Paul Bowles. directed by Larry Fields. July 27th: HEAVENLY HANDS by Ricky J. Martinez directed by Marj O’Neill-Butler. “Oedipus the King (Rudall)” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
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Classical
"The Art of Improvisation" Jesus Reina, Violin (Spain) Kamel Boutros, Piano (Egypt)
Violinist Jesús Reina has been recognized as one of the most remarkable performers of our time, hailed by El País as a violinist “with a beautiful sound characterized by true musicality, temperament and charisma” "An astonishing violinist ... And his personality, sunny and soulful, lifts his playing into the realm of the extraordinary.”John Rockwell- former music critic for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times" Cairo-born Kamel Boutros is a modern New York City Renaissance Man, excelling as a an opera singer (baritone) who has performed with major opera companies, pianist, composer, conductor, actor and filmmaker. He has the special gift of improvisation on the piano. Boutros and Reina will present a program filled with of spontaneous inspiration....at the Alolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery, 2nd floor.
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Multimedia, Children's Arts/Crafts, Gallery
“HOME: An Artistic Celebration of Community” – Community Day
ArtServe opens its creative laboratory and unveils its 2020 artistic season with the presentation of “HOME,” an experimental multi-disciplinary arts experience inspired by metaphors of habitat, community and the related idea of belonging. The “HOME” Community Day takes place on Saturday, August 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. at ArtServe, located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Audiences will enjoy family-friendly art activities and interact with artists as they build a collaborative performance piece that will be presented at the close of the evening. Free parking, refreshments and a fine art clearance sale are included. All proceeds and gifts support ArtServe’s artistic, educational and public service goals. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at bit.ly/artservehome2019. Contact information@artserve.org or 954-462-8190 for more information.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event, Gay and Lesbian, Social Event
“HOME: An Artistic Celebration of Community” VIP Preview Night
ArtServe, South Florida’s historic arts incubator, is bringing its new vision for artistic diversity, community advancement and creative experimentation to life with the launch of “HOME: An Artistic Celebration of Community.” Exploring metaphors of habitat and the related idea of belonging, the VIP preview of the multi-disciplinary exhibition includes the unveiling of ArtServe’s 30th anniversary artistic season, an exclusive first-look and tour of the organization’s creative laboratory, a gallery display by local visual artists and a performance piece collaboratively developed by featured artists of all genres. Under the artistic direction of Dario J. Moore, the performance piece features former Miami City Ballet dancer and stroke survivor Isanusi Garcia Rodriguez and his mother, Perla Rodriguez, a renowned former dancer from Cuba. Also making significant contributions to the performance are Broward filmmaker and Sistrunk-A-Fair co-founder Emmanuel George, conceptual artist Veronica Fazzio and visual artist Anna Goraczko. Spoken word from Thou Art Women, an inclusive LGBTQ organization founded by event producer Ghenete “G” Wright Muir, and live music from local musicians further enrich the work. During the evening, ArtServe will also recognize several of South Florida’s most respected arts influencers and organizations for their contributions to the region’s arts and culture landscape. Honorees include Broward Cultural Council Vice Chair Darran Blake, renowned South Florida artist George Gadson, Art Fort Lauderdale and Choose954 co-founders Andrew Martineau and Evan Snow, Broward Cultural Council Chair Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis and WLRN, South Florida’s NPR and PBS station. In celebration of ArtServe’s 30th anniversary this year, a total of 30 honorees will be recognized at similar events throughout the upcoming artistic season. For more information and tickets, visit bit.ly/artservehome2019.
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Art Show, Multimedia, Museum
“Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” at History Fort Lauderdale
Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with “Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County,” a fine art and historical retrospective produced in conjunction with Island Syndicate. The exhibit, part of a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage, traces the Caribbean community's roots through a variety of fine art mediums, historical news clippings, archival photos, memorabilia and artifacts colorfully displaying the diverse influence of island culture on the vibrant fabric of Fort Lauderdale. Works featured include Paul Campbell’s (Jamaica) Fervent Hope and pieces from Karl 'Jerry' Craig (Jamaica), and photographer Silvi Lizama (Cuba). The installation will also include a storytelling aspect of the shared Caribbean communities’ history via personal memories and mementos allowing for an immersive foray into local Caribbean-American culture. “Island Imprint” is a 2019 - 2020 initiative featuring a series of events and installations paying homage to Caribbean culture, traditions and history. The project celebrates the diversity of West Indian heritage that merges in Broward County with interactive, educational entertainment including historical exhibitions, cultural displays, theatrical performances, cuisine, music, artisan crafts, and more, presented in settings that show the multicultural splendor of Broward County. “Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is produced by Island Syndicate whose directors include the visionaries behind the recent “Taste the Islands” special event, television series and Island Origins Magazine. Support has been provided by the Community Foundation of Broward, the Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation, Ann Adams Fund and the Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event
“Summer Hunger Ends Here” Community Breakfast
Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, will host its “Summer Hunger Ends Here” community breakfast, open to the public. During the breakfast, Feeding South Florida leaders will honor the organization’s partner agencies, volunteers and advocates of the year. The event is presented by Delta. Feeding South Florida partners with 300 nonprofit partner agencies throughout its quad-county service area (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties). In 2018, 27,000 volunteers passed through the organization’s doors to help sort food for families in need. Following the breakfast, Feeding South Florida representatives will launch the organization’s MealConnect app, which Feeding America created to source more meals and help end hunger in America. Feeding South Florida will utilize this revolutionary technology platform, which makes it easy to connect donors with surplus food to their local Feeding America member food banks and their partners. For more information, visit www.mealconnect.org. About Feeding South Florida® Feeding South Florida® is a member of the Feeding America® network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Providing support for 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population, its mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Feeding South Florida distributes over 60 million pounds (50 million meals) of food annually, to more than 700,000 individuals through direct-service programs and a local network of approximately 300 nonprofit partner agencies. Visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.
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Latin/Salsa
¡Viva Latino! Live Miami
Spotify’s ¡Viva Latino! playlist comes to life with ¡Viva Latino! Live Miami. Making connections between artists that continue to push and expand upon their sound and culture and the fans they look to inspire, this latest installment in the concert series is headlined by renowned hitmakers Bad Bunny and Nicky Jam. Stay tuned for additional artists!
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Business
1 Million Cups - Miami
Let’s start caffeinating our Miami entrepreneurs. During the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are excited to launch 1 Million Cups Miami on Nov. 14, a free educational program supported by the Kauffman Foundation, that helps entrepreneurs network and get connected with their community. We are launching the Miami chapter with an amazing group of partners: Radical Partners, Refresh Miami, Space called Tribe and WIN Lab Miami. 1 Million Cups Miami is an open space for entrepreneurs to present their startup companies to the local community and get support to help their business flourish. #1MCMiami is a bi-weekly event sponsored by the Knight Foundation and hosted at The Idea Center at Miami Dade College.
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Football
2019 A-League Championship
www.ticketmaster.com/2019-aleague-championship-estero-florida-07-29-2019/event/0D005539BF43BEAF
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Classical
2019 Master Series: 2 Great Russian Pianists Recital 2 Ilya Itin
“Itin’s is a rare and exciting artistry indeed…poised, pure, and ravishing in its range of colour, his playing is a prime example of a superb technique put at the service of an inquiring and imaginative mind.” Daily Telegraph Since capturing the Gold Medal, BBC Audience Award, and Contemporary Music Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition Ilya Itin has performed throughout the world to rave reviews and sold-out houses. His unique artistry has long inspired the admiration of colleagues and audiences throughout the music world. PROGRAM: TCHAIKOVSKY Seasons Op.37, MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition.
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