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The Horrorland Drive-Thru Halloween Experience returns to South Florida

The Horrorland Drive-Thru Halloween Experience returns to South Florida

Performing Arts

Published 9/16/21

Enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes from getting chased as you cruise through this year’s The Horrorland attraction. This spooky drive thru boasts not just one, but eight haunted houses to satisfy the needs of all horror aficionados. Located at Corner of Country Club Road and Abigail Road, right across from Aventura Mall, this year’s thrilling journey opens October 1 and runs through October 31, with performances Thursday through Sunday.In its second consecutive year, the drive-thru haunted house experience is one of the top Halloween attractions in South Florida. The experience is complete with state-of-the art props, theatrical sets, movie-quality makeup, over-the-top special effects, specialty themes, and details created to promise for the most terrifying Halloween experience ever. “The beauty of this immersive experience is that participants are protagonists in a horror movie that’s happening around them in real-time – and it’s all done from the safety of their …

Picks of the Week: Museums, Film and More...

Picks of the Week: Museums, Film and More...

Performing Arts

Published 7/23/21

NSU ART MUSEUM: THE WORLD OF ANNA SUIThrough October 3rdWith over 100 looks, The World of Anna Sui explores the glamorous and eclectic world of one of New York’s most beloved and accomplished designers, and invites viewers to step inside Sui’s imagination to discover her creative process and the diverse influences that contribute to her signature aesthetic sensibility. The World of Anna Sui is organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London and is curated by Dennis Nothdruft. More event details here.25TH INFFINITO BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVALThrough July 29thPeople in Brazil and throughout the American territory, from Puerto Rico to Alaska, can watch 25 feature films that have marked the history of Brazilian cinema for free. The films will stream at www.inff.online! More event details here.POMPANO BEACH ARTS: MEMORIES AND MYTHS BY ALEJANDRA ABADThrough September 30thThis solo exhibition is a collection of animated works that relate to folklore, myth, national idealism, and the loss …

Picks of the Week: Art, Music and More...

Picks of the Week: Art, Music and More...

Performing Arts

Published 7/9/21

HISTORY FORT LAUDERDALE: THE ART OF TIM FORMAN: FLORIDA EVERGLADESThrough September 26thTim Forman’s colorful and impressionist Florida Everglades landscapes will be on display in the New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world, and, through his work, seeks to lift the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives. More event details here.(Photo: History Fort Lauderdale) FLAMINGO GARDENS: DAVID ROGERS' BIG BUGSThrough September 6thVisitors of all ages can enjoy the craftsmanship of 10 larger-than-life sculptures created by artist David Rogers using willow limbs, twigs, and branches, all nestled along the pathways throughout the Arboretum. In the gardens you'll come upon enormous ants marching to a picnic, a giant spider dangling from a tree, and a humongous dragonfly hovering over the water. Highlights of the exhibit include a 10' tall Daddy Long Legs and a 17' long Praying Mantis! More event …

Picks of the Week: Fourth of July Weekend

Picks of the Week: Fourth of July Weekend

Performing Arts

Published 7/2/21

SANDRELL RIVERS THEATER: INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT- SONGS OF UNITY WITH LAUREN CARTERJuly 2nd @ 8 pmJoin SRT for an Independence Day Unity Concert with vocalist Lauren Carter featuring classic songs such as What the World Needs Now, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, With a Little Help from my Friends, This Land is Your Land, Ain’t That America and more- Lauren Carter's soulful and versatile voice lights up the Sandrell Rivers Theater in this In-Person Concert! More event details here.THE RED CURTAIN: THE ART OF FACING FEAR - THE WORLD UNITED - SHOW 2July 4th @ 10 am Live theatre performed by 25 actors from 5 continents written by Ivam Cabral and Rodolfo Garcia Valquez and Directed by Rodolfo Garcia Valquez. More event details here.DOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD: DREAM CAR CLASSICJuly 4th @ 10 amThe Dream Car Classic presented by Cobra Joe Productions has made a great come-back to the Downtown Hollywood area. Held on the first Sunday of the month, the Dream Car Classic gives gearheads and …

Picks of the Week: Father's Day

Picks of the Week: Father's Day

Performing Arts

Published 6/18/21

FANTASY THEATRE FACTORY: DEAR DAD MONOLOGUE FESTIVALJune 19th at 2:00 pmDear Dad is an exploration of Fatherhood featuring 12 monologues that touch upon the topics of absent fathers, trying to please a father, new fatherhood and more. See more event details here.(Photo: Dear Dad)HISTORY OF DIVING MUSEUM: FATHER'S DAY WEEKENDJune 19th and 20th Celebrate Father's Day weekend at the History of Diving Museum. Learn about some of the pioneering "fathers" of diving and how they helped the industry grow. All weekend long there will be special programing, scavenger hunts, family fun, and more! See more event details here.MAKE MUSIC MIAMI 2021June 21stMake Music Miami, the annual celebration of music on the summer solstice, returns this year on Monday, June 21 with dozens of free, virtual and in-person outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other exciting music-making events, spotlighting music's power to connect, comfort, unite and uplift. See more event details here.POMPANO BEACH …

Picks of the Week: Mother's Day Edition

Picks of the Week: Mother's Day Edition

Performing Arts

Published 5/7/21

HISTORY OF DIVING MUSEUM: MOTHER'S DAY WEEKENDMay 8th and 9thThe Museum will be hosting special weekend events with unique programming, scavenger hunts, family fun and more. HDM will be highlighting the "mothers" of diving and how they helped diving grow as a recreational sport, career field and more. More event details here.(photo: History of Diving Museum)DEERING ESTATE: MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH & BAY CRUISEMay 9th Bring the whole family to picnic and play or take a Bay Cruise on Biscayne Bay. More event details here.KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN: ART IN THE GARDENThrough July 31st Meander over Garden Boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade cast by fresh greenscape, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot….sculpture! Nature has been benign in recent months with spring rains bringing renewal and the return of “Art in the Garden” with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature. These works are earth-friendly in the selection …

ARTS AL FRESCO, A STROLLING EXPERIENCE

ARTS AL FRESCO, A STROLLING EXPERIENCE

Performing Arts

Published 4/22/21

After a year of mostly virtual performances, concerts, exhibitions and events, New World School of the Arts sought to design a Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts showcase, akin to the school’s popular annual signature event, Rising Stars. Mindful of the health safety measures that MDC has in place, namely Phase 2 level of the College's pandemic recovery plan, NWSA's ARTS al fresco featured ten separate performance spaces throughout the Wolfson Campus with over thirty artistic offerings, a visual arts exhibition and more than 100 participating students.“Artists have an innate need to create and share art; it’s an essential part of their lives,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson, Provost and CEO of New World School of the Arts.“As an educational institution dedicated to the arts, we recognize this in our students – creating art is what fuels their passion. Our mission was to offer an outlet for NWSA students to explore and showcase their artistry while being mindful of the …

Picks of the Week: Theatre, Music and More...

Picks of the Week: Theatre, Music and More...

Performing Arts

Published 4/16/21

NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: IN THE RED AND BROWN WATERApril 16th at 7:00 pmNWSA presents the award-winning play In the Red and Brown Water, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney (NWSA 1999 alumnus) winner of an Academy Award for the 2016 film Moonlight. Directed by NWSA theater faculty member James Randolph the play will be presented online as a one-time Premiere, performed by juniors and seniors enrolled in the NWSA college theater program.More event details here.SOUTH FLORIDA THEATRE LEAGUE: GRACEApril 19th at 7:00 pmCatherine is searching for something authentic as she embarks on a "Lewis-and-Clark-esque" trip across America sponsored by Monteverde Moonshine. But as she travels, she comes to more questions than answers about "the real America," her own identity, and about what authenticity even means anymore. More event details here. HISTORYMIAMI: KIDS ASK A QUESTIONApril 17th at 10:00 amDid you know that blue whales are the largest animals in the world? Or that sea otters wash their …

Picks of the Week: Film, Interactive Experiences and More...

Picks of the Week: Film, Interactive Experiences and More...

Performing Arts

Published 3/25/21

BROWARD CENTER: ART HEIST EXPERIENCEThrough April 4thPut your NCIS, CSI and Law & Order skills to use and walk off the quarantine poundage to solve a ripped-from-the-walls, real-life master robbery of thirteen works of art, valued at half a billion dollars. Based on a true story of the world's biggest art caper, Art Heist is a true crime walking show where socially distanced groups move through five walkable locations to gather clues. Interact with a wild group of wily career criminals, slimy con men, rumpled art recovery specialists, a possible inside man, a gentle psychopath, and the larger-than-life but definitely real self-proclaimed "Greatest Art Thief of All Time." More event details here.(Photo courtesy of “Art Heist Experience”)INFFINITO FILM FESTIVAL: WOMEN OF THE BRAZILIAN AUDIOVISUALThrough April 18thThe Inffinito Film Festival's series Women in the Brazilian Audiovisual will have its 2nd screening. It's a free online event showing features, documentaries, …

ZOETIC STAGE TURNS TO THINK-FAST IMPROV AS THEATER STARTS TO REGROUP

ZOETIC STAGE TURNS TO THINK-FAST IMPROV AS THEATER STARTS TO REGROUP

Performing Arts

Published 3/16/21

While a widespread return to indoor theater won’t happen yet, some companies and venues have figured out creative ways to come back sooner.Hence the presence of the fast-paced improv show, “Zoetic Schmoetic,” on the outdoor Thomson Plaza at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts over the weekend.Zoetic Stage, based in the Arsht’s Carnival Studio Theater since it launched in late 2010, has built its reputation on impeccably intimate productions of Stephen Sondheim musicals, challenging dramatic fare such as “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” and world premieres by founder-playwrights Michael McKeever and Christopher Demos-Brown.But its return to monthly performances after a year of pandemic isolation is strictly for some much-needed laughs.Through several weeks of rehearsals and theater games, artistic director Stuart Meltzer and improv coordinator/assistant director Elena María García have fashioned a company of actors better known for …

Picks of the Week: Valentine's Day Edition

Picks of the Week: Valentine's Day Edition

Performing Arts

Published 2/11/21

FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: ROMANTIC VALENTINE'S DINNER & A MOVIE UNDER THE STARSFebruary 14th at 5:30 pmThe evening begins with a glass of champagne, a garden tour, live guitar music by Martin Hand, and passed hors d’oeuvres. While feasting on the four-course Latin Fusion farm to table dinner, attendees can enjoy the romantic comedy “Gringo Wedding.” Tickets and more event details here.DEERING ESTATE: VALENTINES DAY CRUISEFebruary 14th at 11:00 am or 2:00 pmEnjoy a relaxing and romantic Bay Cruise departing from the Deering Estate on the Pelican Skipper, a comfortable riding 45 foot Corinthian catamaran. Limited space available. More event details here.ORCHESTRA MIAMI: TANGO AND MORE!February 14th at 3:00 pmCelebrate Valentine’s Day with an afternoon of sultry music and tango. World-renowned bandoneon master David Alsina performs an afternoon of tangos and more with pianist Anibal Berraute & tango sensation Mariana Quinteros, featuring the music of …

Picks of the week: Dance, Live Theater, and More...

Picks of the week: Dance, Live Theater, and More...

Performing Arts

Published 1/7/21

DANCE NOW! MIAMI: LIVE-STREAM PROGRAM I "THIS MOMENT, HERE"January 10th at 7:00 pmExperience a choreographic take on the COVID-19 moment! The world premiere will be on-stage, live-streamed online but without in-person paying customers. "This Moment, Here" is a commentary on the "time of Corona," told through the language of dance. The confinement, isolation, rage, longing, confrontation, disbelief, optimism and camaraderie that make up the world's shared experiences during these turbulent months are the inspiration for this one-act ballet. More event details here.(image: Dance Now! Miami)BROWARD CENTER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS: ART HEIST - A TRUE CRIME WALKING THEATRE EXPERIENCEThrough January 10th Put your NCIS, CSI and Law & Order skills to use and walk off the quarantine poundage to solve a ripped-from-the-walls, real-life master robbery of thirteen works of art, valued at half a billion dollars. Based on a true story of the world's biggest art caper, Art Heist is a true crime …

Miami City Ballet presents its Christmas miracle: ‘The Nutcracker in the Park’

Miami City Ballet presents its Christmas miracle: ‘The Nutcracker in the Park’

Performing Arts

Published 12/15/20

First, the great news: Miami City Ballet is offering 14 performances of “The Nutcracker” in downtown Doral Park, starting Dec. 18 until New Year’s Eve.And now for the story behind the news: It’s a beautiful Christmas tale, with a dance company planning its return amid a devastating pandemic and a public desparate to see in-person ballet once again. Two friends support the company’s director’s vision, and an even larger group sets out to make it come true. As a happy ending, we have the miracle of an unprecedented outdoor season.It all started with a conversation between Lourdes López, artistic director of Miami City Ballet, and Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, CEO of Codina Partners, a real estate investment and development firm.“This endeavor is the prime example of a public-private partnership at its best,” Codina says. “Seeing everybody working seamlessly together to bring this gift to the community has been inspiring: the private sector represented by Codina Partners, …

DANCE IN MIAMI IS ALIVE AND THRIVING … OUTDOORS

DANCE IN MIAMI IS ALIVE AND THRIVING … OUTDOORS

Performing Arts

Published 11/17/20

Dance films have been created and archived material has been streamed. It is possible to watch a filmed performance of The Royal Ballet from London one second, then watch New York City Ballet the next. Creative filmmaking has thrived. Choreographers who had already been investigating digital formats for dance have found that necessity has pushed them to the forefront. Visual boundaries have been explored and broken.Still, even with all the creativity and exploration occurring in the virtual realm, dancers have been in lockdown. They have been at home, filming, learning … and waiting for the first opportunity to let their bodies explode in space.That time has come.Dance performances are moving outside. From large organizations such as Miami City Ballet to smaller, site-specific choreography, dance is outdoors, where the air is fresh, distancing is possible, space is infinite, and live dance can be seen and can thrive.As Miami dance icon Brigid Baker said, humorously, “I’d be …

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