Fun for Grown ups

South Florida has long been the mecca for snowbirding seniors and so there has never been any shortage of activities for grandma and grandpa. And no one can deny how the once Spring Break capital of the world has also catered to the very young, hard-partying crowd. But those in between, 21 to 39, still young but looking for something more substantial than a bar, have been left out. Stuck in the heat with nothing to do. Fort Lauderdale has recently taken notice of this lapse, first with the Ghost Light Society at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and now with a series of free events at the Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale (1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). “All Together Now” aims to make the museum more than just a building of art, but a nexus of cultural activity. This month’s event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday will include readings by local writers Ebone, Emma Trelles, and P. Scott Cunningham and an acoustic performance by Ryan Alexander of indie rock band Alexander. And, of course, happy hour specials will abound. Call 954-262-0245, or visit for more information. Also, like“All Together Now” on Facebook.
Fri., Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m., 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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