Nov 282017
 
62nd Annual Candy Cane Parade

The 62nd Annual Candy Cane Parade along the world-famous Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is taking place on Saturday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. This year’s parade theme, “Gingerbread Jamboree,” is sure to bring the sights and scents of the holiday season to Hollywood Beach. Hollywood’s signature holiday event, the Candy Cane Parade is presented in partnership with the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for top-notch viewing of imaginative floats, marching bands and creative displays from civic, non-profit and children’s groups, or reserve a table at one of the many seaside restaurants for a complete alfresco dining and entertainment experience. Complimentary bleacher seating will be available at various locations along the parade route from Garfield Street to Polk Street with the parade emcee located in Charnow Park at Garfield Street.

Parking

Due to limited parking options on the barrier island, beginning at 5:00 p.m., parade goers are encouraged to park in one of the Downtown parking garages and take the free patron shuttle to the beach. The parking garages are located at 19th Avenue at Polk Street and 20th Avenue at Van Buren Street. Downtown parking rates apply.

For more event information or to enter your group into the parade, please contact Special Events Manager Toni Bridges at 954.921.3404. For media inquiries, please contact Joann Hussey at 954.921.3328.  More details at: http://www.hollywoodfl.org

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Nov 262017
 
light up mlk

Pompano Beach CRA kicks off the holiday season on  Saturday, December 2nd with the 8th Annual Light Up MLK event featuring live local musical performances, a new MLK Holiday Market, a beautiful tree lighting ceremony and exciting before-and after-events at Historic Ali Cultural Arts.  “Light Up MLK is a fun and festive day for the entire family,” said Tiara Striggles, CRA special events and marketing manager. “It is an opportunity for residents and visitors to experience what Downtown Pompano Beach is becoming; a lively and exciting, walkable district with a variety of activities to enjoy including live music, shopping, dining and cultural exhibits.”

During the day, attendees will enjoy live entertainment hosted by Hot 105.1 radio personalities Tamara Gant & Rodney Baltimore. Among other amazing performances, national recording artist Jimmy Bo Horne will also perform. Children will be invited to participate in an array of interactive holiday festivities including, live holiday characters, stilt walkers, sugar cookie decorating, holiday card & ornament making, and interactive art. Santa will make a special appearance in the City’s Antique Fire truck to spread his jolly good cheer throughout the park, while distributing candy and taking holiday gift wishes from kids of all ages! Event attendees will enjoy complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and bites that will be available from neighboring restaurants including Bojo’s Seafood and Finley’s Taste of the Real Bahamas Restaurant, both tenants in the CRA’s 731 Retail Shoppes on Martin Luther King Blvd. Additionally, the CRA will have stations to share information and gather public input regarding redevelopment ideas to improve the Annie Adderly Gillis Park, creating a more inviting community-gathering plaza.

This year’s event will also feature the new MLK Holiday Market, a popup retail market at Annie Gillis Park and along MLK Boulevard, established for local entrepreneurs to showcase their creations and discover new opportunities to grow their businesses.

 “Providing a pop-up retail opportunity like this for local artisans and entrepreneurs is one of the many ways CRA’s activate redevelopment areas and showcase the area’s potential to residents, future business owners and investors,” said Idella Grisset, CRA communications director. The Holiday Market vendors will feature a variety of specialty gift items, and attendees will have the opportunity to shop with and support small, local businesses in Pompano Beach.

To round out the festive evening, the Historic Ali Cultural Arts will present a special Light Up MLK Ali After Hours event. The concert will begin at 8pm, opening with Ali’s house band, Ali Soul Connection. They will be followed at 9pm by the Miami Sound Byte Band, playing all your favorite R&B, Motown, funk and pop hits!

Activity Timeline:

Noon – 4 pm: Esther Rolle Exhibit Closing Reception at the Historic Ali Cultural Arts

4– 8 pm8th Annual Light Up MLK and Holiday Market at Annie Adderly Gillis Park

7 pm: Official 36’ Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Park

8– 11 pm:  Light Up MLK Ali After Hours free concert event

Annie Adderly Gillis Park is located at 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Historic Ali Cultural Arts is located at 353 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

For more information contact Tiara Striggles at [email protected] or call 954-786-7824.

About Historic Ali Cultural Arts

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts is located in the former home of the late Frank and Florence Major Ali, who had emigrated from Cuba and The Bahamas respectively. As the first African American business owners in Pompano Beach, Frank operated a barbershop and Florence, who was a skilled seamstress, cosmetologist and fashion designer, also operated her business in the building. This two-story property was built in 1933 and placed on the City of Pompano Beach Historical Register in 2016.

 

The City of Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the Rock Road Restoration Historical Group preserve the northwest corridor history and culture by telling positive stories of the African American experience through performing arts, visual arts and intellectual work that educates and celebrates all people of color throughout history. 

 

About the Pompano Beach Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

A Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is a dependent district established by City government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, improving the economic health of an area, and encouraging public and private investments in a CRA district. The CRA is governed by State Statutes, Chapter 163, Part III. The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is funded through Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The funds are collected as property values increase and a portion of that increase is captured by the Agency. TIF raises revenue for redevelopment efforts without raising taxes.

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Oct 262017
 
gridiron grill-off

The Pompano Beach Amp is the place to be the second weekend in November. John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival presented by the University of Miami Health System has combined forces with AEG Presents to create a two-day extravaganza. On their own, John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival or theSammy Hagar & The Circle concert would each be a huge draw, but together, a once in a lifetime experience has just been created—the launch of the John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival Weekend!

gridiron grilloffOn Saturday, the ever-popular John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Gill-Off Food & Wine Festival presented by the University of Miami Health System kicks off its eighth year with Miami Dolphins legends, top South Florida chefs and media personalities teaming up to delight football fans and foodies with signature grilled entrees paired with premium wines and spirits. Nearly 3,000 event attendees will also enjoy live music by the Hyryze Band, a silent auction, the Average Joes vs. Football Pros cornhole tournament at the Toyota Festival Stage, Tito’s Vodka Tailgate Zone and more. 

Then, on Sunday night, Sammy Hagar, one of rock music’s most dynamic singer songwriters performs in concert with his new band The Circle. As a multiplatinum-selling solo artist and frontman for iconic bands including Montrose and Van Halen, with whom he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Haggar has sold more than 50 million albums and influenced the sound of rock music for more than four decades. His newest supergroup The Circle, features Michael Anthony, the renowned bassist who’s played with him for the past 30 years in bands including Van Halen and Chickenfoot; Jason Bonham, the acclaimed drummer and son of Led Zeppelin’s iconic drummer, John Bonham; and Vic Johnson, Hagar’s longtime guitar virtuoso who seamlessly shreds through his own, as well as some of rock’s most iconic guitarist’s riffs. Multi-platinum selling band, Collective Soul, opens.

This live entertainment addition is sponsored in part by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Film, Music, Fashion & Create division.

 

“John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off is excited to up the entertainment factor and expand the scope of this annual event by adding a Sunday concert,” said John Offerdahl, event founder and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker.

 

Saturday’s football, food and wine elements will not be present at Sunday’s concert.

 

Sammy Hagar and The Circle had originally been scheduled for September 19, 2017, but due to Hurricane Irma, the concert was rescheduled. Tickets from the original date will be honored at this event. Refunds for the original date will be given at point of sale.

Sponsors of John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival is presented by the University of Miami Health System. Other sponsors include Walgreens, Southeast Toyota, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Boston Beer, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Publix, IKEA, iHeart Media and Allegiance Crane & Equipment.

TICKETS

Saturday, 11/11 John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival presented by the University of Miami Health System| 12-5:30pm

Tickets: $85-$125

Sunday, 11/12 Sammy Hagar & The Circle with Collective Soul | 7pm

Tickets: From $49

COMBO Package: $124.50 – 174.50 for the general admission and concert ticket; $159.50 – 209.50 for VIP admission and concert ticket

The first 100 people the purchase the combo ticket will receive an invitation to the Pre-Concert VIP Party to include a special VIP credential along with complimentary food and beverages.

 

All tickets available at  www.theamppompano.org or www.gridirongrilloff.com/tickets

For more information, www.theamppompano.org

 

 

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Sep 012017
 
measure for measure

Measure for Measure Theatre proudly presents Ryan Scott Oliver’s invigorating rock song cycle 35MM: A Musical Exhibition! Using Matthew Murphy’s artful photographs to drive its premise and its music, 35MM’s songs intertwine with multimedia to lead the audience to figure out for themselves just what exactly the through-line behind these pieces of art may be. With a pulsating and sophisticated rock score, intriguing photography, and an A-grade cast of some of south Florida’s most exciting up-and-comers, 35MM reinvents contemporary musical theatre and snowballs it into an evening of thrilling, funny, moving, and head-banging entertainment unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!
Measure for Measure Theatre co-owners, Daimien J. Matherson and Kelly Johnson, are a well-greased team of director/choreographer that will be creating a production of 35MM: A Musical Exhibition that promises to be unique and exciting. Their cast is built on talents as diverse as the songs themselves are guaranteed to breathe new life into each of the characters.

Tickets

35MM: A Musical Exhibition by Ryan Scott Oliver opens Friday, September 15th, and runs until Sunday, September 24th. (Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm) at The Abyss Theatre- 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. General Admission is $35 and Student Admission (with ID) is $25.

Tickets are available on http://www.measureformeasuretheatre.com/shows.html. Cash or credit will also be accepted at the door.

Location

The Abyss Theatre

2304 N. Dixie Highway

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

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Jul 272017
 
Neighbors Night Out

The Margate Police Department is hosting its 17th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 1st beginning at 7 p.m. at the Margate Sports Complex, located on Banks Road between Copans Road and Coconut Creek Parkway. This award-winning event draws thousands of people who come out to learn more about the various services provided by the Margate Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

National Night Out Against Crime is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and to send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime. The National Association of Town Watch selected the City of Margate as a National Award winner 2004 through 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, refreshments and carnival rides will be available for the kids. There will be plenty of photo opportunities for adults and children alike. Visitors can meet Ronald McDonald and fan favorite Billy the Marlin of the Florida Marlins, both of which will be taking photos and mingling with guests.

Enjoy music, entertainment and performances on the stage. Come meet and mingle with the men and women of federal, state and local law enforcement and the military personnel who defend our way of life. Parking is free! For further information, please call Neighborhood Policing at (954) 972-1232.

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Jul 242017
 
pompano cultural arts center

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, which opened this past May, is proud to announce the newest additions to the performance calendar. The venue is featuring the finest regional companies, along with internationally acclaimed acts such as the Marcus Roberts Trio.  “We are off to a phenomenal first season,” said Alyona Ushe, President and CEO of The Creatives, which programs and manages the dramatically designed venue located on Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach. “We are so proud of our incredibly talented Cultural Alliance members. These outstanding resident companies bring a diverse and exciting series of programs to the venue. In addition, we will be showcasing dynamic performances by nationally recognized artists, creating special events and hosting world-class art exhibits.”

Symphony of the Americas presents Summerfest 2017
August 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tickets: VIP (Cabaret Table) $38.00 – Regular Admission $21.50
Show: 7:30pm

Florida’s longest running music festival is back! Symphony of the Americas, a Broward County designated Major Cultural Institution, presents its 26th Anniversary Summerfest, under the direction of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, featuring soloists from Switzerland, Italy, and Mexico along with musicians of acclaimed orchestras throughout Europe including Gewandhaus Orchester of Germany, Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, Orchestra Symphonique du Mont Blanc, Europe’s Music for and more, representing over 10 different countries joined in cultural exchange by principal musicians of Symphony of the Americas.

Classical and popular music for strings includes Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Moncayo, Ravel’s Bolero and more. Piazzolla tangos, and a commissioned work by Italian composer Lorenzo Turchi-Floris. Soloists include acclaimed Swiss guitarist, Alessio Nebiolo, as well as David Pedraza of Mexico, and Valentin Mansurov of Russia.

Florida Classical Ballet 2017 Summer Gala
August 4 – August 5
Tickets: $35 Adult
Shows: Fri Aug 4 & Sat Aug 5 8:00 pm

florida classical balletFlorida Classical Ballet 2017 Summer Gala with Ballet Director Magaly Suarez’ Company will include performances from some of the most beloved ballets including:

Sleeping Beauty III act – Choreographed by Marius Petipa’ – Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

La Esmeralda – Pas de Six – Choreographed by Marius Petipa’ – Music Cesare Pugni

Wunderland – Choreographed by Edwaard Liang – Music Philip Glass String Quartet 2, 3 and 5

Melodie – Choreographed by Walter Gutierrez – Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Peter & the Wolf and the Music of Russia

August 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ticket Price: $15
South Florida Chamber Ensemble presents music by Russian composers including Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla and Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherezade.

American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy featuring Eugene Grey

August 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ticket Price: $40

Rootz of Music, Inc. is proud to present a historical musical extravaganza that chronicles the development of popular songs that were the foundation in both Jamaica and the Americas starting from the mid 1940’s to present time. Led by world class Jamaican guitarist, composer, arranger, music instructor Eugene Grey, the show will also feature singers and dancers performing the music of the popular artists of each era such as Louis Jordan, Harry Belafonte, Byron Lee and the Dragoneers . This innovative and entertaining musical presentation is staged to demonstrate the interconnectivity of American and Jamaican music and how two separate elements of two genres merged and became what is now known as Reggae and Hip Hop.

American Roots Jamaican Music

Marcus Roberts Trio

Marcus Roberts TrioSeptember 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ticket Price Range: $35-$50
Doors: 6:30pm • Show: 7:30pm

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis has hailed Marcus Roberts as “the genius of modern piano.”
Roberts amazing story has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley, NPR and more.

The Marcus Roberts Trio is known for its virtuosic style and entirely new approach to jazz trio performance. While most jazz trios have the piano front and center, all members of the Marcus Roberts Trio share equally in shaping the direction of the music by changing its tempo, mood, texture, or form at any time. And they do this with lightning quick musical reflexes and creative imaginations. The trio is known for having almost telepathic communication on the stage. And more than a few concert goers have been heard to say that it sounds like a lot more than three people up there on the stage!

Emoticoncert 1: SuffeRage

October 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ticket Price Range: $20-$25

 

Presented by the South Florida Chamber Ensemble. Resident artist Michael Moss Joins the SFCE in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s angry 4th Symphony paired with Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony immortalizing the suffering of Irish immigrants to the U.S. Watch Michael Moss paint the emotions live on stage during the concert.

Phantom of the Opera / Les Miserables in Concert
October 20 – October 29

Ticket Prices: Adults $24.50, Students $10, VIP $40 Opening Night
$20 for groups of 6 or more purchased at one time

Presented by Curtain Call Playhouse: Phantom of the Opera / Les Miserables in Concert
The haunting Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest-running musical & the poignant Les Miserables, Best Musical are dramatically set to music, with the singers performing favorites: Music of the Night, Think of Me, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, On My Own, I dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home and featuring dancers from Florida Classical Ballet.

Outré Theater Company presents American Idiot
November 2 – November 19
Ticket Price Range: $19-39

Outré Theater Company brings Green Day’s punk opera American Idiot to South Florida. Written as a response to the political climate of the era of “extraordinary rendition,” the Patriot Act, and “freedom fries,” American Idiot follows three friends as they struggle to choose between their dreams and the gray anesthesia of suburbia.

More information

For more information, please visit www.ccpompano.org

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