Night + Day: Ten Things to Do in Broward and Palm Beach This Week – New Times Broward

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LGBT Film Fest, See Thursday.

Thursday, Oct 15

Acronyms, who doesn’t adore them? There’s a new one to learn now that a Miami LGBT Film Festival has particularly joined a name with a Fort Lauderdale book to turn MiFo — a Miami-Fort Lauderdale LGBT Film Festival. Formerly a Fort Lauderdale Gay Lesbian Film Festival, MiFo has grown from 3 days to dual weekends — that is good for we if you’re only training about this now, since a second half continues this Thursday by Sunday. According to MiFo’s thought statement, a thought of a festival is “to inspire, entertain, and teach a public, inspire a clarity of village by general and culturally opposite film, video, and other media that offer chronological and contemporary perspectives on a gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.” MiFo Fort Lauderdale will showcase some-more than 50 films highlighting and exploring a lives and use of a odd community. There will be special appearances by many of a films’ directors and stars such as Patricia Velásquez (Liz in September), Vanessa Dunn (Portrait of a Serial Monogamist), Joey Kuhn (Those People), and Zack Ryan (Something Beautiful).

Screenings take place during several times during a Classic Gateway Theatre (1820 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale), and CI Studios (541 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets to particular screenings cost $13, and special eventuality prices vary; packages are available. The Miami book of MiFo will occur Apr 22 by May 1, 2016. Visit

Putting tools of a aged “it takes a village” motto into practice, a Block Party for Higher Education earnings to downtown Fort Lauderdale for a third year to showcase all a area has to offer in a approach of village building and a guarantee of a plain college knowledge for a school-bound set of South Florida. “Our annual Block Party for Higher Education is a partnership that Florida Atlantic University does with Broward College and Nova Southeastern University to partisan impending students,” says Roberto Santiago, communications officer for FAU. “But to inspire people to come, we do it as a retard jubilee — with live entertainment, music, food trucks, art, museum tours, prizes, and, of course, tables where FAU, BC, and NSU showcase their opposite departments and colleges.” The eventuality is by no means only for a 18-to-21-year-old throng and is open to all ages.

Thursdays’ giveaway retard jubilee will embody performances by Outre Theatre Company, Senior Moments, and a Broward Sheriff’s Office DOD Band — a organisation of deputies and jail guards who play jazz. College tables will line Las Olas Boulevard between Andrews and SE Second avenues in Fort Lauderdale from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 954-525-5500, or revisit

Get some aloft training with FAU, NSU, and BC: See Thursday.

Friday, Oct 16

Art With a Heart,” a initial muster of New River Gallery’s 2015-16 season, will benefaction no fewer than 8 artists — from a Yugoslav painter to a Santa Fe sculptor. Though it’s formidable to grasp a thesis unifying all of a artists in a exhibit, roughly all of them move heady ideas to their works. The gripping, semiabstract paintings of Edward Lentsch, for instance, confederate gritty element to try “the attribute between self, nature, and a universe,” according to a gallery’s president, Lisa Burgess. Peter Burega’s paintings, that mix fragile landscapes with geometric grids, are “about nature, yet also about a appetite that contrasts create,” she says. And rising artist Lucy Peveto uses a symbolism of a moth to advise “self-discovery and fortifying moments of transformation.” These artists clearly have existential motivations, yet other pieces — such as Greg Constantine’s self-centredness permit places molded into collages that spell out idioms and film quotes — are simply fun. Proceeds of art purchases will advantage HANDY, a Broward County gift ancillary abused, neglected, and disadvantaged youth.

The uncover opens to a open this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and runs by Nov 8 during a gallery, located during 914 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free. Call 954-524-2100, or revisit

On Real Time this summer, Bill Maher enjoyed a singular bit of bipartisan peace by aggressive a well-deserved target: politically scold college students: “When Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and Larry a Cable Guy contend we have a hang adult your ass, we don’t have to wait for a x-rays to come back.” You can kind of know a faux-outrage over Rock and maybe Larry, yet all of a remarkable Jerry Seinfeld is a lightning rod for controversy? The man who spends 5 mins of theatre time on a death dates of milk, whose many provocative element in his final South Florida coming mocked a contented gait of postal trucks? When did America’s benign, observational nebbish turn Bill Hicks? But it’s a good thing his stream debate is interlude by a friendlier clime of a Kravis Center’s Dreyfoos Hall and not, say, FAU. Off a stage, a pretension star of a biggest sitcom in complicated TV story has continued to innovate; his web-based array about nothing, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, has enjoyed some-more than 100 million clicks and a appearance of comedy icons from Mel Brooks to Stephen Colbert. Better yet, his thriving giveaway time has led to some of a sharpest, many existential standup element he’s ever written.

See Seinfeld uncover it off Friday during 7 p.m. and Saturday during 7 and 9:30 p.m. during Kravis, located during 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-7469, or revisit

Saturday, Oct 17

October brims with events. Along with autumn, pumpkin splash releases, Oktoberfest, and Halloween comes a some-more suggestive cause: breast cancer awareness. One of a participating organizations for this means is Glam-A-Thon. The South Florida-based breast cancer gift is a nonprofit classification that puts on fun events such as a Lipstick Lounge, a swanky eventuality that facilities tapas, cocktails, fashion, and cosmetics. Another one of a renouned events, a Glam-A-Thon Glam Doll Strut, will take place this Saturday during Esplanade Park. Those who attend in a transport emanate teams and get to strut their things in downtown Fort Lauderdale with outrageously fanciful clothes of their choice — creativity is key. Crowns will be given to those with a many talented organisation names and outfits. In addition, a 4 teams that lift a many income and have a largest array of members will be crowned a queen/king of Glam-A-Thon 2015. Participants of all ages are acquire during this family- and pet-friendly event.

The cost to join is $45 per person. Proceeds will assistance account underinsured internal women who are undergoing breast cancer diagnosis and therapy. Participants will any accept a signature Glam-A-Thon receptacle bag. The Glam Doll Strut starts during 11 a.m. and ends during 3 p.m. Esplanade Park is located during 400 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Visit to see how we can make a difference, either it be by concession or participation. 

Art Fallout 2015; see Saturday

Sometimes a building is some-more than 4 walls, a roof, and a postal code. Sometimes a lives lived inside can give it a kind of pulse; a minds of a inhabitants turn a common haughtiness center. In Jen Clay’s three-piece video array UnderNeath, a Fort Lauderdale-based artist employs claymation and puppetry techniques to try a thought of a life of a building, formulating “a playful, illusory anatomy” of a handful of buildings used to residence some of a area’s many thought-provoking contemporary art. “This plan was desirous from a film Amityville Horror when a residence as an entity bleeds,” Clay says. “None of a buildings are done to bleed, yet instead a infirmity is shown by a flourishing rip of a wound on a façades, as if a building was alive. we am meddlesome in how events, experiences, and memories impact a vicinity and bodies on a micro level.” Clay is one of 5 artists participating in a site-specific outside video projection apportionment of this year’s Art Fallout — a internal jubilee of National Arts and Humanities Month hosted by a Girls’ Club Collection that aims to combine downtown Fort Lauderdale’s art spaces with an dusk of interactive exhibitions, open art projects, village involvement, and presentations. In further to a video installations by Clay and artists Sri Prabha, Francesco Lo Castro, and Maria-Theresa Barbist, a night will underline giveaway acknowledgment to all venues, giveaway convey service, open studios, food trucks, and live music.

Participating spaces embody Girls’ Club, Glavovic Studio, NSU Art Museum, 1310 Gallery, FATVillage Arts District, Cadence Pop Up Gallery, MAC Fine Art, Made in Broward, MASS District, Mockingbird Trail, and Laser Wolf. The sixth-annual Art Fallout takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday during 117 NE Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-828-9151, or revisit 

The former collateral of open break, Fort Lauderdale is good famous as a celebration city — hey, a city warranted a right to a nickname Fort Liquordale. Of course, not everybody is an alcoholic. Many residents simply like a good binge on a weekend evening. Fort Lauderdale Bar Crawl is here to make that easier. This Saturday night, it’ll horde another yield to assistance participants with their consumption. Sponsored by Stephens Distributing, a eventuality includes 7 adult beverages during 7 downtown bars. Choose from churned drinks or beers during Tarpon Bend, Tilted Kilt, Crafti Bar, Bar Stache 1920’s Drinking Den, Lucky’s Tavern, America’s Backyard, and CYN Nightclub. Follow a organisation channel or transport solo. The squeeze of a bracelet entitles we to giveaway acknowledgment to CYN all night, where a afterparty will go down. Postcrawl festivities will underline splash specials for yield attendees all night, a 50-inch flat-screen TV giveaway, and other prizes.

Don’t wear sweatpants and flip-flops — a dress formula for CYN is particularly enforced. The cost is $20 in advance. The yield takes place from 6:30 to 11 p.m., commencement during Tilted Kilt, located during 219 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Visit

Oktoberfest is a many eminent jubilee on a globe. Every year, splash lovers from around a universe intersect on Munich to eat sausages (and pretzels), splash German brews, and be happy in lederhosen and dirndls. Americans adore a thought too. Like many things, though, we’ve altered it around to fit ourselves. So what if a genuine Oktoberfest takes place in September? It sounds like it should be a following month. And yet we’re positively not bashing Germany’s considerable lagers and pilsners (those liquids are a bullion customary of beer), we like to play with convention. In gripping with a twists on tradition, a Fort Lauderdale Firefighters Benevolent Association this Saturday will horde a third-annual Oktoberfest-themed Homebrew Competition. The eventuality is a possibility to representation total beers from internal contestants while benefiting a good cause. All deduction go toward a Sick and Injured Fund. Featured brewers embody Mannikko Brewing Co., K Love Brewing, Maltese Cross Ale Works, Hopaholics Homebrew Club, 403 Brewing Co., Fahrenheit Brewing, HW Brewing, Dirty Garage Brewing, Brunner Brewing, and Bures-Brues-Brewing. Riverside Market and Craft Beer Cartel are sponsors, so design to see qualification splash legends Julian and Lisa Siegel.

Homebrew Competition takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. during a Fort Lauderdale Firefighters Benevolent Hall, located during 309 SW 26th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission costs $20. Visit 

Sunday, Oct 18

Imagine a smell of smoked meats wafting by a atmosphere on a Sunday afternoon. Hungry? Riverwalk’s third-annualSmoke on a Water BBQ Feast has what you’re craving. With grill equipment starting during $5 a pop, we can leap BBQ salsa down your chin all day. After a ‘cue quiets a grumbling in your stomach, balance into a live jam of a hour while sipping some cold brew. This eventuality is designed for a whole family, yet adults ages 21 or comparison can have a small additional fun during a pop-up splash garden, pleasantness of Stephens Distributing, after purchasing a $25 pass during a gate. Get a conduct start on formulation your eating report by checking out a menus of reliable vendors: Smokey C’s Catering, Tikiz Shaved Ice Ice Cream, Mr. Cobbs Barbecue, Sweet Dewey’s BBQ, Smokin’ Hot Ribs Wings, Pirate Brothers BBQ, and Jerk Juice Bar Grill.

The feast takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday during Esplanade Park, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free. Visit

In new years, FATVillage — with a extravagantly renouned monthly art transport and fast flourishing catalog of galleries and studios — has turn a New Fort Lauderdale. But for all a complicated creativity and childish inspiration, it positively didn’t invent a internal art scene. Fort Lauderdale has a prolonged story of operative artists plying their craft, and a 28th-annual Las Olas Art Fair is a excellent instance of that tradition. The satisfactory will underline some-more than 150 artists’ works displayed along a street, where attendees can accommodate and correlate with a artists. Pieces will embody paintings, singular jewels, life-size sculptures, photos, and ceramics — all accessible for purchase.

This weekend’s art fair, a second of a deteriorate for Las Olas, is in support of breast cancer recognition and a Shula Fund during a Moffitt Cancer Center. The eventuality takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along East Las Olas Boulevard. Admission is free. Visit

For some-more events, visit a online calendar or collect adult a imitation book of a New Times Broward-Palm Beach each Thursday. To contention an event, use a online form.

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