Can you feel the music in the air here in South Florida?

Tuesday, February 21st - 2023 - This week we've got music for all tastes, from stringed orchestra's to tribute bands playing some of your favorites, to the classic original artists touring through South Florida. There's lot's to choose from 👇

Stuff You Won't Want To Miss:

  1. Come out TONIGHT (Tuesday the 21st) for the Symphony of the Americas at the Broward Center. THe theme of the show is Dancing Across Borders, featuring Astor Piazzolla – “Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas”. (Tickets) If this one snuck up on you, you can also Saturday night for The Broward Symphony (No Tickets Required). The concert will include a celebration of composer/conductor John Williams, featuring two of Williams' iconic scores: Jurassic Park and Star Wars. (Free)
  2. Come out Friday night to the Broward Library for Moonlight Tales: Caribbean Sounds at the Fort Lauderdale Women's Club. Listen to storytellers and performers of the Caribbean Diaspora tell colorful stories from their ancestral lands. (Free)
  3. Also Friday night, if you are feeling a bit more musical - check out the The Man In Black: Tribute To Johnny Cash show at the Broward Center. Johnny Cash is an accurate and energetic recreation of an American music icon. The show brings this legend back to life onstage for the fans of today and the next generation. (Tickets)
  4. Saturday - the ArtWalk is back! Come out to MASS District for the live music from local musicians, shop original works of art, unique garbs, and many other handmade crafts at our #VillageShops market. Experience the vibrant energy and artistic expression of MASS District & its' venues and grab a bite from an alluring array of some of South Florida’s best food trucks. (Free)
  5. This weekend at MODS - for big kids and little - it is Engineering The Future. Participate in the LEGO® program, Build the Change, as a powerful way to express hopes and dreams for the future with LEGO® bricks and other creative materials, plus your own imagination. (Free with Admission)
  6. Illusionist Todd Sinelli is back for two shows on Saturday. This dinner and a show at Casa Del Mare Ristorante down at the Beach. (Tickets)
  7. Or check out Hallandale Beach's Food & Groove Festival on Saturday night. Calling all food fanatics for a fabulous night of fun in the City of Hallandale Beach! Grab a pal and watch the sunset while enjoying delectable bites from Hallandale Beach’s best restaurants, refreshing cocktails, and incredible live music and entertainment. (Tickets)
  8. Sunday is Neighbor Day at the NSU Art Museum. Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days. (Free)
  9. Sunday is also Fur The Love Pet Fest to celebrate National Pet Day. This is the 3rd year of the event. FTL Pet Fest’s Circus theme brings the Big Top to the Rooftop for the ulti-mutt Sunday Funday experience, complete with scenic views, circus entertainers, local pet and people vendors, food, bars, fun and games and surprises at every turn. (Tickets)
  10. And lastly - for those who love their music in the form of Tribute Bands, not only do we have the Johnny Cash experience (see above), but the FTL is alive with big names being performed by passionate fans. For example, you can catch Queen, Neil Diamond, Abba, and the BeeGees. If you are more of an "only the originals" kind of person, you have the options to see James Taylor, America, John Mellancamp, The Beach Boys or Willie Nelson.

FEATURED Fort Lauderdale

It's That Time of Year! Talking Ren-Fest and South Florida's Gem of a Renaissance Festival

So excited to bring on this week's guest, Jairo Ibarra, Executive Vice President of the Florida Renaissance Festival. We will be talking about new attractions this year, the contagious spirit of Ren-Fest performers and guests, plus a whole lot more. Make sure you check out for their themed weekends!

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So... You Think You Know Fort Lauderdale?

You probably know... Fort Lauderdale was known as a sleepy getaway destination until the movie "Where The Boys Are" showed it to the world as THE place to be for Spring Break (as we've written about previously). That movie put a former "pioneer" town on the map.

But you might not know is... speaking of Spring Break and beaches, not only do we have Fort Lauderdale Beach with its miles of white, soft sand, but most of Fort Lauderdale is one big beach. Twenty three miles in total (of the total 36 square miles).

Fort Lauderdale has six Blue Wave Certified beaches. Among other things, that designation indicates that they passed environmental standards for sustainability and cleanliness. The list includes Dania Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood Beach, Pompano Beach, and Fort Lauderdale Beach.


  • Have you visited this year? This is Weekend #4 the theme will be "Maiden's Wenches, & Goddesses - A Beautiful Empowerment!" Eight weekends in total. The most magical experience of wonder and imagination you will find in South Florida.
  • Applications are OPEN for the 2023 Fort Lauderdale Children's Business Fair. This event is open to all 5 to 14 year-old budding entrepreneurs. We do have a limited number of tables, so get your ideas together and your application in early.
  • PIXAR PUTT is the ultimate pop-up, mini-golf experience made up of 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films.
    Don’t miss this limited run at the LOOP, January 25 – March 26.
  • Looking for a great place to do Fitness outside and with friends. Come down to #TheLoopFLB for a myriad of fitness classes. From morning yoga to sunset yoga, Tai Chi, Kettlebells, aerial decompression, and building buns of steel - we've got it all for you to try!
  • Yellow Green Market - The Yellow Green Farmers Market is a multi-faceted outdoor venue that connects local producers and artisans with the community. A diversified shopping. Free to enter. Parking is available for $10.

Quote Of The Week

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”

— Marcus Aurelius


Flotsam & Jetsam

Do you have weird dreams? Do you ponder what they mean or write them in a journal? 

We're big fans of trying to interpret our own dreams. We've been having fun using the Dream Interpreter AI. You can feed your dream descriptions into it, and it has been impressive in deciphering the emotions that surround your dreamscape. It takes individual sentiments and re-expresses them in various ways. It enables you to gain a different outlook on your dreams.


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