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"Bird" – A Chat Noir's Charlie Parker Tribute
Tribute to Charlie “Bird” Parker. Playing compositions by Charlie Parker. Charlie Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop. Characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies, Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso, and he introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. Jorge Roldan on alto Sax, AJ Lopez Lima on Guitar, Senegal Apostolo on bass, and Harvel Nakundi on drums.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Auto Racing
"Give Back at the Track" Charity Event
For anyone who's ever wondered what it's like to take a lap around NASCAR's championship track, here's your chance. On Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, September 16, Homestead-Miami Speedway invites you to feel the excitement of driving your car around the track. From 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m., drivers can get onto the track with their street-legal cars for a $20 donation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Speedway's charitable outreach program, "Driving for a Cause." South Florida's local food bank, Farm Share will also be on site accepting nonperishable food items that will later be distributed to those in need.
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"Returning Paths" Faculty Exhibition
Opening Reception: September 13; 6 PM- 9 PM.
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"They're Back to School" Mommy Social
Join local, fellow moms to battle the blues (or celebrate) that kids are back to school. The morning will be full of fun activities including nail and blow dry stations by Blos N Roses; and fashion tips on your "7 basic wardrobe" items by Cattiva Boutique. Bites & drinks provided by some of Downtown Doral's amazing restaurants. Come and reconnect with old friends and meet new ones, with whom you can soon share a mid-morning coffee, an afternoon playdate with your kids or simply have a girls night out in Downtown Doral. Note: Registration does not guarantee admission. Admission is on a first come first served basis. This event is part of Downtown Doral’s Summer Pop Up X Mind Body Social Series. The events are tailored for foodies, families, art lovers, and trend seekers with topics that span from wellness, art and culture to music and nutrition.
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Rap/Hip Hop
The rap duo consists of cousins from New Orleans, described by one fan on the Web as "maniacal, lo-fi weirdos [who] have been creating futuristic glitch trap with enough bass to kickstart the apocalypse." Their notoriety, such as it is, stems from graphic descriptions of drug use and violence in their lyrics.
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“Inspired” Art Exhibition
Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) has partnered once again with GALLERYone DoubleTree Suites by Hilton to host “Inspired,” an art exhibition that features the work of 10 artists from Jacksonville to Tampa and South Florida. The exhibit will be on display throughout the lobby at the GALLERYone DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, located at 2670 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale from May 14 through November 16. An opening reception to celebrate the launch of this exhibit takes place on Monday, May 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. RSVP is required to Proceeds from the works sold benefit Business for the Arts of Broward and the artists. Business for the Arts Broward supports and promotes local arts and cultural non-profits and projects including such innovative programming as the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Cultural Tours and Artist Encounters. The exhibit’s contributing artists are: Genie Appel-Cohen has been inspired to paint women over the age of 50. She is especially interested in women who work with their hands. In our commercial society, youth and sex sells and, as a painter and colored pencil artist, she is presenting another view of women - those who celebrate life and creativity. Sharon Dash’s “Corporate Character” was inspired by numerous events related to America’s financial industry. The towering figure, with his stock market covered suit and dollar-sign red tie, is symbolic of how Wall Street drives power and money, overshadowing the generic city below. It is meant to bring attention to the dominant role Wall Street plays in our everyday lives and its impact worldwide. Kevin Grass has been fascinated with realism ever since he first picked up a pencil. With each new piece, Grass attempts to improve upon his brand of realism, which combines Flemish painting and contemporary Photorealism, ultimately making it hard to distinguish between the actual subject and the image. Grass’ brand of realism sets him apart from most other artists and it is what initially draws viewers to his work. Susan Hanssen draws inspiration from taking an idea, cliché or metaphor and turning them into visual experiences. She finds it challenging to put a twist on the familiar or a question on the ordinary. An idea that works is her pure inspiration. Dustin Harewood is an artist whose imagery is based off of memories and ideas, not photographs. Harewood wants his reef drawings to suggest a gnarled elegance, quiet beauty and sadness. As far as humans are concerned, he finds it fascinating that there are many instances when people unwittingly destroy the things that they love. Elaine Harvey is a passionate painter with an urge inside that can only be relieved by painting. Each canvas that she finishes is a journey further into another realm as well as into herself. Blending surrealism with realism, Harvey’s pop surreal art reveals the characters of her portraits with their emotive eyes and evocative facial expressions. Amanda Moon is an artist whose work is connected to the process of transformation. It is meant to challenge the physicality, solidity and gravity of reality. Through her creative process, she is confronting the dualities of the internal and the external, the physical and the energetic, the form and the formless in an effort to integrate these elements, merging them together. William Phelps Montgomery thinks that artists have always struggled with originality, color, space, design and reason. Like scientists, artists study materials and tradition to turn abstract information into concise works of art. The work that Phelps Montgomery produces reflects the personal marriage he’s made between the highly sophisticated devices of digital technology and modern science with subjective, intuitive, impulses of abstract expressionism. Lori Samuels is passionate about her art, health and wellness and paying it forward. A diagnosis of breast cancer in 2004 put her on a lifetime journey of healing. The desire to heal herself and others through her art encouraged Samuels to devote herself to work that is authentic and inspiring. Partial proceeds from all her paintings benefit Touch A Heart Foundation ( and other charities. Maria Wieder trained in the European realism style and recently began to experiment with portraiture. Her series of paintings combining some of the portrait works of famous artists and adding pears to them was an attempt to explore their paintings styles. Wieder admires Van Gogh, Klimt and Kahlo’s portraits and feels she has established an artistic connection to them.
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Family/Child (Books), Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
“Mommy and Me” @ The Frank! Story Time Hour
Join The Frank on the first Saturday of every month for story time. Together with their guardian, children ages eight and under build literacy and engage in art activities related to the new exhibition, Hustle. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free and open to the public.
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Social Event
“Revitalize Sundays” White Out Party
The Balcony, a trendy two-story New Orleans-style restaurant on Fort Lauderdale’s stylish Las Olas Boulevard, is introducing its “Revitalize Sundays” hydrate and celebrate rooftop brunch party series with its Sept. 2 White Out Party launch. Only 200 tickets are available for the White Out Party. The White Out Party “Revitalize Sundays” will include: • Open bar • Nicolas Feuillatte French Rose & Brut champagne • Hors d'oeuvres • Cirque du Soleil performers • Live DJ • Hydration Lounge by Liquivida Lounge (IV drips available for an additional cost). The “Revitalize Sundays” brunch party will take place the first Sunday of every month and each month will feature a different theme to provide a new and exciting way to celebrate brunch. Offering New Orleans-style tapas, craft cocktails and live music, The Balcony features an open air rooftop and balcony. It is owned by former Miami Dolphins Player Kim Bokamper and led by Executive Chef Simon Porter. The restaurant incorporates the dynamic tastes of New Orleans, which blends French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, German, Italian, Irish and Vietnamese influences and ingredients.
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Art Show, Gallery, Sculpture, Museum, Jewelry/Gems
“Tracing the Red Thread” at MOCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami will present the exhibition “Tracing the Red Thread,” by distinguished South Florida-based artist Mira Lehr, Sept. 6 – Nov. 4, 2018. The multimedia, museum-wide installation will reflect Lehr’s eco-feminist philosophy, the concept of mankind working with nature rather than dominating over it. Lehr uses the classical myth of Ariadne to explore the beauty, fragility and interconnectedness of the endangered aquatic ecosystem of the South Florida coast. In Lehr’s mesmerizing installation, two and three-dimensional works evoke dense thickets of mangroves, the dangerous beauty of jellyfish and the ethereal luminosity of the coral reef. Lehr creates a mysterious world whose seductive beauty reminds us not only of the gifts that nature gives us, but of the importance of preserving them for the future generations. Comprised of a variety of multimedia works, “Tracing the Red Thread” focuses on climate change and environmental issues as a major factor facing mankind today. The exhibition draws on the lessons Lehr learned six decades ago working with Buckminster Fuller on his “World Game Project.” As Lehr learned in her work with Fuller, the earth must be seen as a unified island within the oceans so one is made aware of the interconnectedness of all life. Admission to MOCA is $5, but free for MOCA members and North Miami residents. An artist reception will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13, with an admission cost of $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents.
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¿Qué Pasa Improv?
Are you ready for improv comedy -- in Spanish? Que Pasa Improv is Just The Funny's first in-house team to perform primarily in Spanish. Vamos a realizar escenas de comedia improvisados en español. Bring your parents. Bring your abuela. Bring yourself. Vas a reir -- mucho.
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