Arts in the Park at Liberty Tree Park in Plantation, FL

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This weekend, November 10-11, 2018, Plantation Junior Women’s Club organized it’s 52nd Annual Arts in the Park. It was held at Liberty Tree Park in Plantation, FL.

It was a fun event for the whole family with fine arts and crafts show, live music both days, kids corner, bounce houses, food. there was free admission and free parking.

I hope to see you there next year!

Here are some more pictures from the event:

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Walking Mural Tour in Hollywood

Mural in Hollywood,FL
Mural at 2039 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL

If you like arts, don’t forget that downtown Hollywood has lots of murals painted. You can take a guided tour every third Saturday, or go check out those murals yourself with a help of map and marked locations of painted art.

Nicole Salcedo is a first generation Cuban American, born and raised in Miami, Florida.  Her plant based drawings and paintings – known as “junglevision” – creates playful and more approachable jungle landscape. Turning a dense jungle into a fun landscape changes this “wilderness” into an inviting place.

Events in Broward County, FL – September 2018

Events in Broward County,FL-September 2018

Hello, September!

Summer is finally over. Kids are back in school. Lets check it out what is going on in Broward County during the first month of fall:

 

The Weepies- Completely Acoustic And Alone Tour.

With Special Guest Carsie Blanton

Time and Date: September 1th, 2018 @ 8 PM
Location: Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Laudredale, FL
More Info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/the-weepies

With their beautiful harmonies and lyrical songwriting, The Weepies duo of Steve Tannen and Deb Talan quietly sold more than a million records, with over 30 million views on YouTube and 90 million streams on Spotify. Don’t miss the chance to hear their intoxicating folk-pop sound live.

 

Way of the Ninja

Presented by The Consulate General of Japan in Miami

Time and Date: September 5th, 2018 @ 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM
Location: Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for the Performing, Fort Laudredale, FL
More Info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/way-of-the-ninja

  • FREE — RSVP required

Reservations are required for this free event. RSVP here.
Please note that the 6:30 PM event is sold out.

 

Iga Ninja, Ninjutsu artist and Ninja stunt performer Tomoyoshi Ukita presents Way of The Ninja, a free demonstration and lecture presented by the Consulate General of Japan in Miami. A specialist in Japanese swords, shuriken (throwing ninja stars), shichihode (the art of disguise), kaginawa (the art of grappling hook and rope) and kusarigama (the art of chain and sickle), Ukita is a living descendant of the ancient Iga Ninja clan and has appeared in the U.S., Spain, France, Italy, China and Korea.

 

Paul Simon

The Farefell Tour

Time and Date: September 8th, 2018 @ 8 PM
Location: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL. 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, Florida 33323
More Info: http://www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/paul-simon

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon has announced a stop at BB&T Center on his Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.

 

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Kids Expo

Time and Date: September 8th, 2018 @ 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 
More Info: here

This year, at the 6th Annual Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Kids Expo get excited to experience:

Over 75+ activities for kids, Celebrity Meet & Greets, Storybook Character Photo Opps, Fun STEAM Activities, a Live Concert for all ages with Disney’s Kevin Quinn, Baby Love Zone, and all Museum of Discovery and Science Exhibits! Plus, enjoy Publix Aprons Kids Cooking School demos!

Join us Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10am-5pm at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Tickets are $16 for Adults, $13 for Kids (2-12) and $15 for Grandparents.

Register now here and we’ll email you a voucher for 1 FREE* Kids Ticket! – https://1043theshark.radio.com/blogs/free-kids-ticket-kids-expo-2018-register-online-now

Whether you’re 2 or 82, enjoy a full day of family fun at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Kids Expo!

 

Disney on Ice.

Mickey’s Search Party.

Time and Date: September 13-16, 2018 @ Various times
Location: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL. 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, Florida 33323
More Info: http://www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen. Make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice, in the air, and all around!

 

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

Time and Date: September 22, 2018 @ 8 PM
Location: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL. 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, Florida 33323
More Info: www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/game-of-thrones-live-concert-experience

The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will bring the world of Westeros to BB&T Center on Sat, Sept. 22, 2018. Fans will have the opportunity to watch in wonder as famed composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic, Emmy® Award-winning HBO series. The new dates for the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will include new music and footage from Season 7, as well a new custom stage design and mesmerizing visuals courtesy of state of the art video technology.

Events in Broward County,FL-August 2018

Events in Broward County,FL-August 2018

July is almost over. Last month of the summer, August, starts soon.

Here are some events that you can enjoy during the last month of summer in Broward County, FL:

Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Badfinger Feat. Joey Molland

DATE & TIME: SUN, AUG 5, 2018 – 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Parker Playhouse

More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/hippiefest-2018

Hippiefest returns this summer to Fort Lauderdale celebrating the music and bands of rock’s most important decade; an age that would shape the musical landscape for years to come. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of ’68, a year that, according to Time Magazine “changed the world.” That is no less true for 60’s music than its politics and social revolution, so come take a trip back in time and experience rock & roll musical pioneers. Starring Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland.

 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band & Beth Hart Band

DATES & TIMES: August 11, 2018 8:00 PM 

LOCATION: Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/kenny-wayne-shepherd-band-and-beth-hart-band

There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. Utter the phrase “young blues rock guitarist” within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens.

In a 20 year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues. At 16 years old, he signed his first record deal and burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut album Ledbetter Heights, which produced the radio hits “Deja Voodoo,” “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Shame, Shame, Shame.” His relentless touring and success on rock radio helped to drive the album to Platinum sales status. His 1998 sophomore effort Trouble Is… also went Platinum, yielding such radio hits as “Blue on Black,” “True Lies” and “Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.” 1999’s Live On spawned the radio hits “In 2 Deep”, “Shotgun Blues” and “Last Goodbye.”

Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Beth’s latest album, Fire On The Floor, a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as “pretty frickin’ good.” But let’s not forget the backstory that brought her here…

 

Monster Jam

DATES & TIMES
August 11, 2018 1:00 PM 
August 11, 2018 7:00 PM 
August 12, 2018 1:00 PM

LOCATION : BB&B Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise FL

More info: http://www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/monster-jam-4

Three show dates have been announced as part of the 2018 Monster Jam season schedule.

Fans in Sunrise, Florida, will get a special treat for the events on August 11-12 as the BB&T Center will offer a dirt floor for competition for the first time.

 

XXIII International Ballet Festival of Miami: Concemporary Performance

DATE & TIME: August 12, 2018 5:00 PM 

LOCATION : Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/xxiii-international-ballet-of-miami

The acclaimed International Ballet Festival of Miami is a summer highlight event in South Florida presenting ballet stars from around the world.

This cutting edge Contemporary Performance features companies from Italy, Mexico and USA in an eclectic mix of dance & music from classical & contemporary to Afro Cuban & Spanish guitar

Shakira

DATE & TIME: August 15, 2018 7:30 PM 

LOCATION : BB&B Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise FL

More info: http://www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/shakira

Twelve-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and international superstar Shakira has announced plans to embark on her EL DORADO WORLD TOUR, presented by Rakuten. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature many of her catalog hits and kicks off on November 8 in Cologne, Germany. It will stop at BB&T Center on January 11.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of Shakira’s 11th studio album release, EL DORADO, which hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries and held 5 of the top 10 spots on the iTunes Latino Chart within hours of its release. The 5x platinum album, including her already massive global hits – “La Bicicleta,” “Chantaje,” “Me Enamoré,” and “Déjà vu”- currently holds the top spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums, marking her 6th #1 album on this chart.  Her single, “Chantaje” featuring Maluma, is 16x diamond certified, while its video currently has been viewed over 1.4 billion times, making it the #5 fastest video to reach 1 billion views worldwide and working its way to soon be the most viewed video of her entire catalogue.

 

Def Leppard & Journey

DATE & TIME: August 17, 2018 7:00 PM 

LOCATION : BB&B Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise FL

More info: http://www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/def-leppard-journey

Promising to be the Tour of the Year, two of the world’s greatest rock bands – DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY – are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, half the shows being closed by Journey and  half by Def Leppard. The tour, promoted by Live Nation will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Lights,” “Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Rock of Ages” and “Faithfully.” Stay tuned for presale and VIP ticketing information.

 

Chris Macdonald Memories of Elvis

DATE & TIME: August 18, 2018 7:30 PM 

LOCATION : Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/chris-macdonald-memories-of-elvis-parker-2018

As the only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel, Chris MacDonald returns this August for a very special Memorial Anniversary Celebration of the life and music of the King of Rock-n-Roll. Chris MacDonald will bring back the “Memories of Elvis In Concert” in a dynamic live performance complete with costumes, back up singers, dancers, videos and a high-energy 8-piece concert band. An accomplished and experienced entertainer, Chris has performed in Las Vegas, Branson and with the famous “Legends in Concert” stage productions .With this fun interactive tribute, Chris MacDonald draws his audience in with the look, moves, vocals and nuances that made Elvis the King. This newly updated production show will include costume changes and songs representing the different stages of Elvis’s legendary career including the 1950′s, the Movies, the 1968 Comeback and the 1970′s White Fringe Vegas Concerts.

 

Apai Celebrating 20 Years of Indian Classical Music & Dance

DATE & TIME: August 25, 2018 6:30 PM 

LOCATION : The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/apai-celebrating-20-years-of-indian-classical-music-dance

 

The 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Association of Performing Arts of India continues with a legendary Indian movie at Savor Cinema, The Music Room. (Please note that this is a separate ticket to be purchased from the cinema.) Indian Dinner* at the Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom at the Broward Center, and wraps up with a Surbahar and Sitar Concert at Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center.

*VIP ticket includes premium seating and a pre-show dinner in the Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom at 5:00PM

Proceeds from all events will support the Association of Performing Arts of India Legacy Fund at Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. The endowed fund will be used to promote and showcase the music and dance of India.

Mural Tour in Downtown Hollywood

Mural Downtown Hollywood,FL- Yuhmi Collective,115 North 21 Ave,Hollywood,FL
Mural Downtown Hollywood,FL- Yuhmi Collective,115 North 21 Ave,Hollywood,FL

If you ever come to Downtown Hollywood, FL then you can notice beautiful murals all around the downtown area.

I wrote already in my blog about the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project . There I have talked about the big sunset mural painted by TM Sisters on a public parking garage in downtown Hollywood.

Yuhmi Collective

Lets look into another outdoor mural that is part of this walking mural tour. The picture above is of the mural located at 115 North 21st Avenue, Hollywood, FL. It is painted by Yuhmi Collective. Yuhmi Collective is a husband and wife artists working together. Michelle is a Cuban-Colombian Miami native and Victor is from Mexico. They work together and paint animated portraits of paradise dreams, air, land and sea.

This husband and wife team works by mixing traditional and contemporary influences. “A Floating World” capture in an abstract time.

“We were really captured by Joseph Young’s vision “Dream City” and the founding story of how ‘Hollywood by the Sea’ was created and transformed throughout the years.” — Yuhmi Collective