Thursday, March 3
Hurricane-force waves batter a dock jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.
The show's opening reception begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. The $75 admission includes interactive food stations with special alcohol pairings, an open bar, a tour of the Bonnet House's private living quarters, and live music. The exhibition will run through May 1 for standard museum tour prices of $16 to $20. The Bonnet House is located at 900 N. Birch Road in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-563-5393, or visit bonnethouse.org.
Local improviser Anthony Francis had a dream, and in the fall of 2014, he turned it into an academically questionable reality with ImprovU. Now in the spring of 2016, class attendance is up to roughly 40 students per week, and the two troupes — Business Casual and Halo Kitty — continually spread the improv gospel throughout South Florida. Improvisation is one of the greatest tools for developing acting and/or comedic chops; it's pure, it's quick, and it's for anyone. Francis might've wanted to expand improvisational theater in South Florida, but this is more than just theater. These classes are for those looking to socialize, step out of their comfort zone, or simply adapt those skills to their everyday lives and careers. At the ImprovU Drop In Class, you'll learn long and short form, games, hosting, sketch writing, and other skills. It's even a little New-Agey — the release states, "You do not have to be funny or clever, you get to be
Thursday Drop Ins happen from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach.
Friday, March 4
When it was released in the summer of 1981, Raiders of the Lost Ark was not universally loved. Pauline Kael, writing in the New Yorker, dismissed Indiana Jones' debut as a "machine-tooled adventure" created by people who "think just like the marketing division." If only she had lived to see Transformers and Twilight. These days, Raiders is appreciated by cinephiles, casual moviegoers, and, presumably, extraterrestrials alike as an unalloyed classic, the kind of action/adventure/comedy/romance that benchmarks a winning blockbuster. We're nostalgic for its grainy film quality, its pre-CGI effects, its droll humor, its insistence that such a quaint concept as a story still mattered. Then there's the music: A goodly portion of Raiders' permanent residency in some cranny of our memory banks is thanks to John Williams' soaring, iconic score, which screams "Indiana Jones" as much as a dusty fedora and a fear of snakes. That's what makes the opening night of this year's Festival of the Arts Boca so special. The weeklong-plus celebration of music and performing arts opens with a 35th-anniversary screening of Raiders on the Mizner Park Amphitheater's jumbo screen, with conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos leading the University of Miami's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra through a live performance of Williams' dynamic, triumphant music. It promises to be a fully immersive
The film screens at 7 p.m. Friday at the amphitheater, located at 590 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Tickets cost $15 to $125. Call 561-368-8445, or visit festivaloftheartsboca.org.
Your sad, neglected wardrobe might reflect only clothes you bought on clearance from some discount store back in college, but you're a grownup now. It's time to dress like a professional. Luckily for you, the Spring Fling Fashion Show is open to seasoned fashion lovers as well as those who think the word "haute" describes temperature. Taking place at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa, the fashion show will feature seasonal threads from top local designers, salons, and boutiques. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. on the hotel's fifth-floor oceanfront terrace with drinks and appetizers from Beauty & the Feast. Not only will guests be exposed to up-and-coming spring fashion, but they will also get to enjoy a three-course dinner beforehand courtesy of Beauty & the Feast. This way, you can stuff your face while seething
Because seating is limited, RSVP is required. Tickets are free for general admission but cost $25 for reserved VIP and $35 for front-row VIP. Dinner tickets cost $49, and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com. The fashion show takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. The Atlantic Hotel & Spa is located at 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Visit society8.com, or call 954-567-8070.
Saturday, March 5
Ever wish you could spend an evening engrossed in a conversation over dinner with your favorite wordsmith — not in a Kathy Bates in Misery way, but more like an IFC Dinner for Five that replaces Kevin Smith and Jon Favreau with interesting book authors? With the Broward Public Library Foundation's Literacy Feast 2016, we are all one step closer to this dinner-party vision. This edition marks 28 years and more than $3 million raised for literacy programs during this community event. It pairs guest authors with supporters for a night of cocktails at the Broward County Main Library, followed by intimate dinners at private homes and restaurants. Some of this year's featured authors are Alafair Burke, Liz Cunningham, Jason Mott, Helen Ellis, and Rebecca Dinerstein.
The event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday with an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, book sales, and signings at the Broward County Main Library, located at 100 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. At 7:30 p.m., everyone departs for dinners at nearby locations. Tickets start at $175, with funds benefiting several of the programs offered
If you're a South Floridian of Scottish heritage, there's a good chance you're extremely proud of your ancestry and you have a great tan —
The festivities will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Heritage Park, located at 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane in Plantation. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, children's tickets cost $2 for ages 6 to 14, and kids under 6 get in free. For box office locations, visit sassf.org.
Dogs are great for many reasons; they cuddle, they reduce stress, they provide comic relief. Still, one of the best aspects of having one: They force you to get outside and walk. It's good for you and necessary for Fido. Plus, it's the ideal way to meet other crazy canine lovers. This Saturday, the Humane Society of Broward County will host its largest annual fundraiser. Like your daily dog walk on steroids, 2016 Walk for the Animals brings together thousands of pups and their people. Beginning at Huizenga Plaza, the event includes live entertainment, free dog goodies from more than 40 sponsors, great prizes (one is a chance to get your pup's photo on next year's publicity material), a free pancake breakfast from IHOP, and the chance to raise money for animals that don't have it as good as yours. More than $570,000 was raised
The party starts at 8 a.m., the walk commences at 10, and everything wraps up at noon. Huizenga Plaza is located at 32 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Visit humanebroward.donordrive.com.
Sunday, March 6
The saying "just chill" gets real this weekend at Craft Beer Cartel in Fort Lauderdale. This Sunday,
Meditation & Microbrews takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Craft Beer Cartel, located at 557 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-541-3206.
Tuesday, March 8
In today's ultracasual world of jeans and flip-flops, it's hard to imagine a time when even average Joes and Janes went about in suits and tailored dresses — and would never have left the house without a hat. At NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, the Beaux Arts Couture and Champagne Luncheon presents the exhibit "Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968," which offers a glimpse
The exhibition comes on the heels of the museum's 30th-anniversary gala last month. The luncheon runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Tuesday at the NSU Art Museum, located at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $100, and all proceeds benefit the NSU Art Museum. Call 954-525-5500, or visit nsuartmuseum.org.
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