Picks of the Week: Films, Art Exhibits and More...
Add some culture into the mix this week! We've highlighted a variety of events for you to discover.
SMDCAC PRESENTS INDIE FLICKS: CODE OF THE FREAKS
February 21st through the 24th
Code of the Freaks presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film. Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking, and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists, the film is a scorching critique of some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters. This revelatory documentary investigates the power of movie imagery to shape the beliefs and behaviors of the general public toward disabled people, and of disabled people toward themselves. More event details here.
BROWARD ART GUILD: CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURE ART AND POETRY POP-UP EXHIBIT
February 20th through the 26th
Explore artwork and poetry works representing Black History, whether persons or events, as well as representations of black culture in America. More event details here.
BACKSTAGE AT BROWARD CENTER TOURS
Through April 3rd
Experience the Broward Center like never before. Go behind the scenes for an exclusive look at what it takes to make events come to life on stage at a premiere performing arts organization. Your campus visit includes a 45-minute guided tour led by our most knowledgeable ambassadors who will share historical and fun facts as they take you to the most Instagram-able spots you have never seen before. From dressing rooms to the green room to center stage, open your camera and take a shot from the locations only the biggest stars in entertainment get to see. More event details here.
IS PROJECTS: VIRTUAL RAISED CORD BINDING
February 21st at 4:00 pm
Learn how to sew your own raised cord binding! This ancient structure had it's heyday during the medieval times but remains a valuable and durable structure to know even in our digital age. We’ll go over how to prepare signatures and how to sew the structure using the cords as added support. This structure is typically glued up and covered so there are many opportunities to build on the foundational techniques that you will learn in this workshop as you move forward in your book arts endeavors. No previous book binding experience required! More event details here.
(photo credit: IS Projects)
MIAMI BEACH URBAN STUDIOS: ZEN AND THE ART OF LGBT TRAVEL
February 22nd at 7:00 pm
This event features Barry Hoy and Teraj Allen and is hosted by George Neary. Join Teraj and Barry to hear about their experience traveling as a gay interracial couple with reflections on challenges faced by the community and recommendations on what the tourism industry can do to be more welcoming. Their goal is to push for progress in places without LGBTQ+ rights as well as protective legislation in places where discrimination is not overt yet deeply experienced. More event details here.