Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF), October 27 through November 19. While the “official” opening of the festival is November 3 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, FLIFF will screen the 29 past winners of the European Film Awards Thru November 2.
Truly “A Vacation from Ordinary Film,” FLiFF showcases 160 films from 48 countries, including American Independent, World Cinema and Florida feature, documentary and short film premieres, celebrity appearances and over the top parties.
Details and tickets at www.FLIFF.com, or call 954.525.FILM.
Ultimate 80’s rock legends set to electrify the stage for back-to-back days at the 2nd Annual ROCKFEST 80’s at C.B. Smith Park on Saturday, November 4, 2017 and Sunday, November 5, 2017.
Tickets are on-sale: www.rockfest80s.com.
Join us on Saturday, November 18 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. to celebrate your love for South Florida's best tacos. In its inaugural year, this new event will feature unlimited taco samples from over 30 of South Florida's best restaurants. Each restaurant will feature a dish that showcases their idea of a South Florida taco. You can expect to see ice cream tacos, sushi tacos, traditional tacos and more. In addition to unlimited taco samples, event goers will have access to cash bars with beer and cocktails and entertainment. Come out and taste the best tacos South Florida has to offer! Tickets are now on sale.
During the holiday season, Seuss Landing™ is decorated with the holiday charm and cheer of Dr. Seuss's Who-ville. Your heart might grow three sizes as you delight in the hilarious hijinks of The Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular, a live retelling of the classic tale starring the Grinch™, featuring music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller.
You’ll even have the opportunity to meet the maven of mischief himself for an autograph and, if you’d like, purchase a photo of yourself with him. Visit universalorlando.com/
The use of indigo dye, or aizome, has a long and cherished history in Japan. The deep blue colors for which Japanese textiles are celebrated come from the leaves of the tade ai, a plant introduced to Japan from China in the sixth century. Inexpensive cotton fabric dyed in Japanese indigo, or ai, produced aesthetically pleasing and remarkably durable garments for daily use. Farmers wore indigo-dyed clothes for field work, believing the natural ammonia in indigo warded off mosquitoes and poisonous snakes. Silhouetted against a green rice field, the bent figures of farm men and women dressed in dark blue indigo cotton jackets and trousers became a well-known visual symbol of the textile culture of the common people of Japan. Drawn primarily from the Morikami Museum Collections, this exhibition features a range of indigo-dyed costume and textiles, including kimono, samurai jackets, festival robes, firemen’s coats, futon covers, and wrapping cloths. For more information, go to https://morikami.org.
You have never seen anything like ODDVILLE!
Think Blue Man Group meets The Forty-Year-Old Virgin and you’d be close. But not close enough. Hysterically indescribable, ODDVILLE is a unique piece of brilliant modern theater jammed with ingenious props, amplified physical comedy, complex multi-media imagery and a cool nostalgic score. It’s a love story with limited words but plenty of heart that connects your imagination to your funny bone with fits of laughter.
As the curtain rises on ODDVILLE our lonely hero, Dave, is caught between existing onstage or inside a giant video screen. With one foot rooted in reality and the other in an alternate digital universe he battles the oddest of obstacles on his quest for true love. Can he find happiness in a cardboard box? Can the audience help him find his underwear? Will an evil cat sell him a new pair of hands? Why does his true love have a flat screen for a head? How many lemons will fit in his pants? And why can he kiss but not talk?
A love story wrapped in clever wit and irresistible charm, ODDVILLE is an unforgettable evening of modern theater that will leave you laughing, thinking and wondering, “How on earth did he pull that off?” Audiences agree, ODDVILLE is truly a comedy that has no borders. Even those too cool for theater find ODDVILLE cool enough, indeed.
Rose is an intimate portrait of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Camelot’s “queen mother,” as she retraces the rise and fall of her great family. Based on never-before-heard interviews compiled by distinguished Kennedy biographer Laurence Leamer, returning to the stage after a sold-out Chicago and Off-Broadway run! For more information, go to miznerparkculturalcenter.com.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel rose to prominence in 1966 with voices that blended like siblings’, applying Everly Brothers-inspired harmonies to Simon’s songs. They quickly became the most popular folk-rock duo of the sixties. This program traces the arc of Simon and Garfunkel’s success from their childhood beginnings in Queens, N.Y., when they began singing together at age 12.
By 1963, the duo had already built a reputation around Greenwich Village, after singing together throughout high school and cutting a record as 16-year-olds. But, their debut album for Columbia languished until their producer secretly went back into the studio and added electric guitar, bass and drums to “The Sound of Silence,” and Simon and Garfunkel had a #1 hit. They released six albums, winning 10 Grammy Awards, and you’ll hear many of those beloved songs performed amid stimulating commentary on their career as a duo and on their personal lives. This unique and memorable program blends dramatic slides with a live performance of their intricate close-harmony songs by Joan Friedenberg and Bill Bowen, who sing professionally as the PinkSlip Duo. And, lyrics to the songs will be projected for audience sing-along. For more information, go to miznerparkculturalcenter.com.
The Legends of Pop, Prince & Michael Jackson experience is the ultimate celebration of the 2 most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all time. Bobby Miller presents an electrifying performance of Prince & Michael Jackson that can best be described as a “must see” performance.
Since early childhood, Bobby Miller has studied and emulated Prince and Michael Jackson Persona, voice and dance movements. His hard work has transcended him into one of America’s Top Prince and Michael Jackson tribute artists.
Bobby along with his world class band form a fully produced ensemble which recreates the magic of a live Prince and Michael Jackson concert.
Expect to hear all of your favorite songs such as, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, 1999, Let’s go Crazy, Billie Jean, Beat it, Thriller, Man in the Mirror, and many more.
Now that these amazing performers are no longer with us Bobby continues to honor them by giving fans the opportunity to experience the feeling and excitement of their live performances. Bobby promises to always keep the Prince & Michael Jackson legacy alive. For more information, go to www.thecentercs.com/events/detail/the-legends-of-pop.
Pompano Beach Amp Hosts a Weekend of Food, Football and Rock-n-Roll
Sammy Hagar & The Circle Concert Adds New Twist to John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival presented by the University of Miami Health System
Saturday, 11/11 John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival presented by the University of Miami Health System| 12-5:30pm
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.
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 the Sammy 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!
On 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.
All tickets available at www.theamppompano.org
Tone Loc will perform live On Saturday night only at exxxoticaexpo.com in Edison, New Jersey. For more information, go to exxxoticaexpo.com.