Thursday, July 8
ArtServe (1350 Sunrise Blvd) presents Superficial Impressions, a photography exhibition from today through August 21. They will be showcasing original works by a variety of South Florida photographers. The invite you to their opening night reception will be next week, Thursday, July 15 from 7-9pm, where they will be celebrating contemporary works of art and exploring how we perceive and experience photography as an art form. To attend you must RSVP at Artserve.org.
The Temple Emanu-El Cultural Arts Center and Miami Beach Music Festival Orchestra will present Console the Soul, an interfaith musical gathering in support of the victims and families of the Surfside condominium collapse. The gathering will take place at 8pm at Temple Emanu-El, where they welcome the community into a space for unity and healing. The evening will consist of soothing classical music interlaced with inspirational texts from their religious community leaders including Rabbi Marc Philippe (Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El), Reverend Juan J. Sosa (Pastor of St. Joseph Church Miami Beach), and Rabbi Fred Klein (Greater Miami Jewish Federation). This musical gathering is free and open to all, please RSVP to reserve your seats at tesobe.org.
The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce the “WAVE Fashion Show” – Pink Influence, at 7pm. The Fashion Show is part of the positive transformation on Washington Avenue (WAVE), Miami Beach. The show will spotlight Resort Wear and “A Touch of Euphoria” during Swim Week Miami Beach. The show will feature 6 Designers, 24 Models, an 80-foot runway, Pink People, and the entire block on Espanola Way between Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue. Watch designers like Lila Nikole, House of Athletes, Soledemar Beachwear, Rosmio, Mursrswag, and notable guest designers fashion paraded on historic Washington Avenue. Charity: Washington Avenue BID adopted Silent Victims of Crime, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to empower children of incarcerated parents in Florida by providing educational enrichment, social support, and positive mentoring. SVC’s goal is to mitigate the risk factors associated with incarceration and help these children succeed in life.
The Miami Improv presents Comedian Carlos Mencia from today through July 11. Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the world renowned comedy club, Laugh Factory. He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular, performing nightly. Mencia continued his journey up the comedy ladder by headlining “The Three Amigos” tour with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco in 2002, which sold out in record time around the United States. In 2002, “Mind of Mencia” went into development. The show was an instant hit and after the first season, Comedy Central signed Mencia back for his own original stand-up special, “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached.” The special was the first Comedy Central Stand-up Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status. “Mind of Mencia” became one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers.” For more information, please visit www.carlosmencia.com Tickets are $30 for General Admission and $40 for VIP seats atMiamiimprov.com.
Saturday, July 10
Flockfest takes place at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park from 11am to 4pm and is presented by Hunters Nightclubs and their media partner It’s Happening Out TV and Hotspots Magazine. VIP Package Includes: Open Bar and Food Provided Access to FlockFest Float – Blown up and ready for you, Gift Bag with FlockFest Swag as well as the VIP Appreciation Party at Hunter’s Nightclub (Friday July 9, 2021 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm). Flockfest Ft. Lauderdale raises money for several local non-profit organizations. The idea that started in 2015 with a small number of floats has grown to over 500 floats and 1800 attendees in 2018. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: Flockfestevents.org.
The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center presents The Motowners, the definitive Motown Tribute show. After their sold-out concert two summers ago, they return as part of the Summer Concert Series to once again take you on a musical journey back in time with the sounds of Motown! This incredible tribute band brings the sounds of downtown with songs from artists including: The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, Stevie Wonder and many more timeless tunes from the 60s and 70s. When they hit the stage, you’ll be transported back in time and dancing in the aisles. Facial coverings are required for patrons at this performance, with physically distanced pods of 2 and 4 seats available for purchase. Tickets are $45 at Browardcenter.org
Oh Yeah, A triple bill that will really get your country hearts a-beating. Brad Paisley at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre (formerly known as Coral Sky Amphitheatre – 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach). For one night only, Brad Paisley is headlining with Jimmie Allen and Kameron Marlowe, three powerhouses of country music. Grab your tickets at Westpalmbeachamphitheatre.com now and get ready to rock those country boots!
Sunday, July 11
Sunserve presents Revival, a Gospel Brunch to celebrate your soul at 2pm at Hunters. The brunch benefits their programs for LGBTQ+ youth, adults, and seniors. The emcees are Shawn Palacious and Missy Meyakie Le Paige who will take you on a journey with amazing food and beverages, great music, and fantastic special guest entertainers. Admission is $30, at Sunserve.org/brunch, and includes your brunch entrée. There will also be a silent auction.
The Pub presents Boozy Belters (Miss Bouvee & Jennifer McClain) brunch from 2-4pm. They will be singing Broadway, Pop, Rock and more! Two hours later phenomenal violinist Stephen Neil tales the stage at 6pm.
Friday, July 16
Eagle Wilton Manors Debuts Megawoof FTL tonight from 10pm to 3am hosted by Tony Desantiago. The night will feature the sounds of DJ Glovibes and DJ Bill James.
The Palm Beach Improv presents Sommore today and tomorrow, Saturday, July 17. Sommore reigns as the undisputed “Queen of Comedy.” This trendsetting, highly acclaimed veteran entertainer is widely considered one of America’s top funny women. With a winning combination of class and sass, Sommore offers audiences a hilarious, yet piercing look at today’s issues from a woman’s perspective. She is frank and fearless in her routines, tackling topics that range from the mundane to the controversial with wit, intelligence and style. Praised by critics, respected by her peers, and adored by a diverse fan base, she performs her stand-up act to sold-out audiences across the country, and she is among the top-grossing stand-up comediennes in the United States and abroad. Oprah Winfrey proclaimed her “a force to be reckoned with in the new millennium.” Tickets are $30 for general Admission and $40 for VIP at PalmBeachimprov.com.
The Miami Improv presents Television and film star Damon Wayans in his “Just Sayin’ Tour” today through Sunday, July 18. Wayans is known throughout the world for his comedic genius and is most fondly remembered for the Emmy Award winning series “In Living Color” where he created sketch characters like Homey the Clown, Handiman, and Blaine from Men on Film. His writing for the series earned him personally two Emmy nominations in addition to the show’s nominations. Damon also co-created, starred and executive produced the hit series, “My Wife and Kids” which is currently in syndication worldwide and received numerous awards. On the big screen, Damon starred in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed film “Bamboozled, “Major Payne,” “Blankman,” and “Mo Money,” which he also wrote and executive produced. Damon has always enjoyed tremendous success in stand-up. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $50 for VIP at MiamiImprov.com.
The Pub presents “Gaywatch,” a Riptide Softball Turnabout Fundraiser at 7pm hosted by Nicolette. This event, which will also feature a silent auction and VIP tables is to Support Their Bid for the Gay Softball World Series in Columbus, Ohio.
Eagle Wilton Manors presents the premiere of DJ Alex Ramos from 10pm to 3am with a $10 cover.
Noche Latina Saturday’s at The Manor Complex celebrate Colombia’s Independence starring Colombian’s Sasha Lords and Noel Leon along with DJ Duniel and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s.
Lake Worth Playhouse Looking for Volunteers
The Playhouse needs volunteer stage managers, assistant stage managers, costume assistants and various crew positions for their upcoming mainstage and black box seasons. Perfect for theater students or recent theater grads looking for hands on experience and the opportunity to work with industry professionals. Also great for theater enthusiasts looking to be involved on the technical side of a show, or for folks looking to obtain community service hours in a friendly and welcoming environment. All interested parties, please contact artistic director Daniel Eilola at email@example.com.
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Jan de Bont’s action thriller Speed races to 4K Ultra HD for the first time including a limited-edition SteelBook found only at Best Buy. Hold on tight for a rush of pulse-pounding thrills, breathtaking stunts and unexpected romance in a film you’ll want to see again and again. Keanu Reeves stars as an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist who is sent to diffuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist (Dennis Hopper) has planted on a city bus. But until he does, one of the passengers (Sandra Bullock) must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour – or the bomb will explode. A high-octane chase of suspense, nonstop action and surprise twists, Speed is a joyride sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!