Keeping the Lights on at the Art Center

In South Florida, most events for young professionals involve smoky clubs, pulsing music, and DJs from the Jersey Shore. Last year, a new organization came into being called Ghost Light Society. Its aim is to bring together young professionals, between 21 and 45, who have an interest in supporting the arts in South Florida. Yes, they want your money, but to be fair, so do the clubs and Pauly D, and there’s not much art going on there. Memberships start at $200 and go up, with member benefits, like priority seating, increasing the price. Ghost Light Society celebrates its one-year anniversary with a reception from 6 to 7:45 p.m. and a performance of Les Miserables afterward at 8 p.m. Saturday, all at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). There’s a special incentive for members who join or renew by Thursday: one free ticket to that showing of Les Mis. If you’re interested, visit browardcenter.org, email ghostlight@browardcenter.org, or call 954-468-2681.
Sat., Jan. 29, 8 p.m., 2011
KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
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.
Contact: Rebecca McBane