Halloween – 2021
From Wicked Manors to Pride Fort Lauderdale to SAVE Parties to every bar and nightclub having events Halloween weekend is always a blast in South Florida!
Broadway – Come From Away
This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, November 3-14; BrowardCenter.org
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, November 16-21; Kravis.org
Foodies – Taste of the Island
This is an evening of food and libation featuring local food and beverage establishments and spotlighting their culinary and beverage specialties at Wilton Manors’ acclaimed outdoor tasting event. Now in its 16th year, “Taste” welcomes everyone in our community and South Florida to join together to explore the wide range of culinary delicacies available in our area.
Monday, November 8; Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors; Tasteoftheisland.org.
Singer – Jackie Evancho
Vocal phenomenon Jackie Evancho became a worldwide sensation at just 10 years old, when the prodigy dazzled audiences with her stunning debut on NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent.” At 20, Evancho has evolved into an internationally acclaimed artist with a clear creative vision. A multi-platinum singer with over 3 million albums sold in the U.S. alone, she made history as the youngest solo platinum artist and the youngest person to give a solo concert at Lincoln Center. Don’t miss this vocalist of rare caliber, performing the melodies audiences know and love from today’s blockbuster Broadway productions.
Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker; Sunday, November 7; Parkerplayhouse.com
Band – South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble
The Ensemble will present musical selections from their first 35 years as South Florida’s LGBTQ+ and allies concert band. Many guest conductors and musicians will celebrate with the wind ensemble and, as always, there will be a few exciting surprises. Don’t miss this one-night-only performance.
Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts; Sunday, November 7; BrowardCenter.org
Play – War Words
War Words tells the truly heroic, funny, poignant and heartbreaking stories of men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan during the “Long War.” Based on interviews with veterans and their families, the play aims to bridge the divide between those who serve in the military and the rest of us who say, “Thank you for your service” without really understanding what that means.
Knight Concert Hall at The Arst Center; Wednesday, November 10; ArshtCenter.org
Salsa – Gilberto Rosa Caminalo Tour
With six Grammy Awards, four multi-platinum albums, 13 platinum and 13 gold albums— Gilberto Santa Rosa is one of the most enduring salsa singers of his time. His continuing popularity has ensured that salsa music, especially the unique improvisational style known as “soneo” that he champions, has remained relevant well into the 21st century. Gilberto Santa Rosa continues to embody the soul and essence of an entire musical genre. Experience his gift in this exceptional performance.
Kravis Center for the Performing Art; Saturday, November 6; Kravis.org
Chinese – Shen Yun
A Heavenly Gift, the culture of ancient China was divinely inspired. Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!
Kravis Center for the Performing Art; Saturday, November 8&9; Kravis.org
The 36 Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
This 18-day film festival with more than 150 American Independent and International film premieres, including: full-length features, documentaries, and short film programs. Experience FLIFF36 in person at the festival’s three charming, year-round cinemas (Savor Cinema, Gateway Cinema, and Cinema Paradiso) or from the comfort of your couch via FLIFF’s Virtual Festival option. Kick-off your FLIFF experience with an opening weekend of films and parties at the FLIFF cinemas. There’s even two days of free films at Pompano Beach Cultural Center during FLIFF36!
November 4-21; Fliff.com
Magic – Alan Chamo: M1nd H4ck3r
This is a fast-paced, intimate, interactive experience where you’ll spend as much time laughing as scratching your head, wondering “How the heck did that just happen?” Alan brings to the stage an upbeat mind-bending show, blending mentalism, mind reading and loads of humor into an unforgettable experience. Younger than Merlin, more experienced than Harry Potter and more accessible than Houdini, Alan Chamo captivates and takes audiences on a mental roller coaster with his unique style, charm and his vibrant personality.
Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for the Performing Art; Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6; BrowardCenter.org