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Fabulous Forties on the Avenue
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Steve Vinik
Date:
December 9, 2011 to November 15, 2012
Description:
Fabulous Forties on the Avenue Exhibit is a tribute to the accomplishments and business achievements of the African-American community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the late 1940s. In celebration of the Fort Lauderdale Centennial and Broward County African-American Research Library and Cultural Center’s upcoming 10th year anniversary, the library pays a historic tribute to Fort Lauderdale in our museum gallery with an iconic stretch of road that was the commerce hub of the community, namely Northwest 5th Avenue in the late 1940’s. This year-long exhibit will include the latest in mobile applications technology, allowing both young and old to access the historical materials through a series of interactive kiosks. These kiosks will allow visitors to create a fun video of their gallery experience and download the video to their email, Facebook or other social media outlets.
Phone:
954-357-5950
Cost:
FREE
Primordial: Paintings and Sculpture by Isabel De Obaldía, 1985 – 2011
Date:
April 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012
Address:
United States
Description:
Demons, beasts, gods and ghosts are the subjects of this mid-century career retrospective of the work of Panamanian-based artist Isabel De Obaldía. The exhibition’s nearly one hundred works include approximately twenty paintings and drawings by the artist along with about eighty of her sculptures in glass.
Fort Lauderdale’s FEC Passenger Station Exhibit
Date:
April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013
Location:
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Address:
United States
Description:
This new exhibition allows guests to take a quick look at Florida East Coast passenger service in Fort Lauderdale and investigates the importance of the passenger station to the growth of the town. For most of its inhabited history, the New River has been difficult to access. Tropical foliage and the Everglades made traveling south over land slow and tedious. When the first Florida East Coast train arrived at the north bank of the New River in 1896, Fort Lauderdale finally had a reliable, efficient connection to the rest of the country. For nearly 50 years, Fort Lauderdale’s FEC Passenger Station – once situated directly across from the New River Inn – welcomed tens of thousands of people to Fort Lauderdale.
King-Cromartie House
Date:
May 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012
Location:
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Address:
United States
Description:
Docent-led tours of the 1907 King-Cromartie House are available with paid admission to the History Center. The house is furnished as it might have looked in 1915 and provides a fascinating look at “pioneer life” in early Fort Lauderdale. An exhibit gallery on the first floor of the King-Cromartie House teaches visitors the history of the King family as well as the Junior League’s crucial role in saving this building from destruction in the early 1970s. The exhibit includes interactive question-and-answer components. It also displays photographs of the house as it was barged up the New River to its current location.
Guided Tours of the Historic Stranahan House Museum
Date:
May 1, 2012 1:00 pm to May 31, 2012 4:00 pm
Address:
United States
Description:
Learn about Fort Lauderdale's founding through a visit to this enchanting beautifully preserved home. Learn about the birth of this community through the lives of two extraordinary people and the homestead they created, which to this day serves as an enduring legacy for historic preservation. No reservations required. Three 1-hour tours per day beginning at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
SHARK Exhibition at Musuem of Art | Fort Lauderdale
Date:
May 12, 2012 8:00 am to January 6, 2013 5:00 pm
Address:
United States
Description:
SHARK, an exhibition at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University takes visitors on a journey through over 70 artists’ perspectives on these fascinating creatures from predator to victim to pop culture icon. The exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Art and curated by acclaimed marine artist and author, Richard Ellis. It is being presented in association with Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center. On view May 12, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013, the multi-media exhibition features drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures and videos by artists from all over the world. “Sharks have long fascinated man; some ancient societies even revered them as gods. In my art, I pay homage to their graceful beauty,” said Ellis. “This exhibition delves into a variety of issues in an examination of the human impact on sharks. It explores the shark as a predator and its portrayal in culture, the importance of shark conservation, the biology of the myriad of shark species, and the thrill of shark encounters.” “SHARK is a stunning and timely exhibition about how the shark has entered the public imagination and how artists, over the decades, have portrayed one of the most fascinating, vulnerable, and misunderstood marine animals on the planet,” said Irvin Lippman, executive director of the Museum of Art.
Geckos: Tails to Toepads
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Date:
May 19, 2012 to January 6, 2013
Location:
Museum of Discovery & Science
Description:
The Geckos—Tails to Toepads traveling exhibit introduces visitors to the remarkable diversity of lizards with engaging interactives and living examples from around the world. Lush, naturalistic habitats draw audiences into the geckos’ realm. The gecko habitats re-create natural environments in astonishing detail. State-of-the-art controls provide lighting, humidity, temperature, and water quality to meet the needs of these delicate creatures. Visitors can experience gecko night vision, listen to gecko voices, learn unusual facts from gecko experts, try to spot camouflaged geckos, and build a custom gecko for various environments. The exhibition also presents cutting edge science, from the race to catalog and classify gecko diversity to unraveling the mysteries of gecko adhesion.
Phone:
954-467-6637
John Fugelsang's Guilt: A Love Story
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Date:
May 19, 2012 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
Parker Playhouse
Address:
United States
Description:
Guilt: A Love Story is a comedy of terrors. Back at the Parker Playhouse after the hit Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour, actor & comedian John Fugelsang, in a tragicomic monologue nominated for the Drama League's "Distinguished Performance" Award, takes audiences on a hilariously twisted and painfully true journey The New Yorker calls "A knock-em dead story." Years ago, John's parents – a Catholic Nun & Franciscan Brother – broke their vows and married. Now, with his father's health failing, John's mom makes a bizarre request that leads to a comedy of terrors featuring celebrity white supremacists, homeland security disasters, very bad behavior and unexpected miracles.
Phone:
954-462-0222
Laffing Matterz
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Date:
May 19, 2012 8:30 pm
Location:
Broward Center
Address:
United States
Description:
Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center combines the best of dinner theater with the hilarity of topical satire in a one-of-a-kind evening that everyone will enjoy. Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center hilariously takes on every subject from the latest scandal, social media, current events and everything in between, after you've savored a meal that surpasses any dinner theater fare you've experienced before.
Phone:
954-462-0222