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The Amp Ali Bailey CRA Public Event
City of Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Sep
4 th
Lunch with Art – the Visual Arts Edition 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Nourish your creative side with a break from the break room! Bring your lunch and enjoy at tables set up in the galleries. Various art projects each week. Class is limited to 20 students.

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Sep
4 th
Lyrics Lab All Arts Open Mic 8:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 Northeast 1st Street

Lyrics Lab is a unique, no-ego, open-mic night every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Tickets purchased on Eventbrite are valid for ANY future Lyrics Lab!

Bring your latest work- poems, verse, songs, lyrics, jokes, stories, and beats to share in our intimate space with a renowned hosts and poets, accompanied by our two-piece house band. Interested in performing? Arrive early to get your name on the list!

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Sep
5 th
Lunch with Art: Poetry Edition 12:15pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

On the first Thursday of each month, take a break from your day, bring your lunch and unleash your creativity. As you eat, enjoy a unique cultural experience that turns us all into poets. Each month, create, listen or watch different poems designed to spark the artist in you. Each workshop encourages you to step out of the mundane and explore your potential and escape from the daily stresses of life while remembering how beauty can be found in even the simplest of words. Guests are invited to bring their lunch, and a friend and come create a memorable piece of art. Free Wi-Fi available and light refreshments will be available.

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Sep
5 th
Center for Working Families Orientation 5:30pm - 7:30pm | E. Pat Larkin Center, 520 NW 3rd Street

The Center for Working Families (CWF) provides a space to overcome hurdles that may be holding you back and help you move towards creating a step-by-step plan for attaining your long-term goals. Through the coaching process, clients will focus on financial education, asset building, job training, career advancement, public benefits screenings, and identifying personal goals for a successful financial future!

Attendance and participation in the orientation is mandatory for access into Center for Working Families. Center for Working Families (CWF) provides access to Urban League Employment Services, Public Benefits Screening, Asset Building Services and Financial Services.

Instructions:
Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to orientation as we will begin promptly.

Please be advised that although you may be registered, entrance into orientation will close 15 minutes after the start time and no one will be allowed to enter afterwards.

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Sep
5 th
A Taste of Jazz 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Join us for a new kind of combo! A Taste of Jazz at Bailey Contemporary Arts will feature entertaining and educational encounters with the musical genre, accompanied by wine tastings located in an intimate art gallery setting. The introduction to jazz series will showcase the musicians of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band, under the direction of Martin Hand.

The sessions will take place from 7-9 pm on March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11 (due to the July 4th Holiday, the July event is the second Thursday), August 1, September 5, 2019. Tickets $10-$20 per event.

“A Taste of Jazz is a fun way to learn more about the celebrated musical genre without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed,” said Jody Leshinsky, Cultural Venues Programming Manager. “So many people want to learn more about this original American art form but do not know where to begin. We created this event series for them! And by adding wine tastings from local vendors, it will truly become a fun-filled social event.”

The Gold Coast Jazz Society has been a major presenter of jazz concerts, jazz education and jazz outreach programs in Broward County since 1992. They have maintained and preserved the heritage of jazz by presenting the music celebrating jazz's evolution over the past 100 years.

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Sep
6 th
Old Town Untapped 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Old Town Untapped is a monthly craft beer and arts festival hosted by the Pompano Beach CRA and features free samples of local beers crafted by breweries in Pompano Beach's emerging craft beer scene. In addition the streets of Old Town are lined with food trucks, artists, crafters and interactive art. Inside Bailey Contemporary Arts, guests can grab some locally roasted coffee at Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters and walk through the galleries rotating art exhibits each month.

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Sep
6 th
Caribbean Culinary Museum Exhibition Opening Reception 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

The Caribbean Culinary Museum includes culinary artifacts from around the Caribbean region. Each item is labeled according to its name on the multiple islands where it is used. There is also a description of each item’s traditional use(s) on these islands. The exhibition also includes a series of graphic narratives exploring the history of Caribbean cuisine, presented on large-format foam boards. The information is organized based on flavor profiles, looking at how certain culinary staples made their way into the region, how certain items, preparations and serving methods are used differently or in the same way from island to island, and how certain food traditions bring the region together.

Sep
7 th
Life Drawing Studio 11:00am - 2:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Life Drawing, also referred to as Figure Drawing, is the best and quickest way to improve your drawing skills and your visual perception. Life drawing trains your eye to catch things that photos do not show. Therefore learning to master figure drawing is more than bones and muscles, it is about the subtle differences and minor details such as weight-bearing and positioning that translates to all forms.

We are excited to be able to bring this opportunity to all artists through our new Life Drawing Studio at Bailey Contemporary Arts in the City of Pompano Beach.

During this 2-hour session, live models pose draped for short "gesture" as well as longer poses. This program is ideal for individuals interested in portrait painting, character design, illustration, animation, anatomical drawing, however ALL artists benefit from Life Drawing sessions.

Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies.

This activity doesn’t provide formal instruction; participants work at their own pace and in their preferred medium.

Space available for 6 participants per session, so register early!

General Admission $20
Students $10

Ages 18+

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Sep
7 th
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

Right now you Have A Dance with Death. This 1950’s prom is a doo wop disaster! When a death on the dance floor makes this prom night a party foul, it is up to you to figure out whodunit and get this dance back on track. Trade clues with your guests, gather information about the crime, and reveal the punk that made this prom nowheresville. This night of laughter and dancing is now too heavy to razz anyone’s berries, so it’s up to you to find the murderer! Word from the bird is this is one show you will not want to miss. This night is shootin' to be swell despite the disaster. Ladies, bows and pins in your hair will go nicely with your puffy sleeved prom gowns. Gents, you will look sharp in white and black suits or tuxes. Get ready to put on your thinking caps; you’ll need your wits about you to solve this crime.

$40 includes dinner

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Sep
7 th
Blended Conversations 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

Blended Conversations combines Art & Conversation, examines the world around us and how we exist in it. Join us for our monthly installments of Blended Conversations as we listen to a variety of local artists share their own real life stories in an intimate, relaxed and informal setting. Refreshments Provided

$10

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Sep
7 th
Music is Your Ali 10:30am - 3:00pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

30 Minute Sessions: 1 Student per Session

The Music Is Your Ali program is currently offering instruction in piano, guitar and drums. Students 12 and up are invited to join us each Saturday, for free 30-minute music lessons thanks, in part, to the support of the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation. Take this opportunity to grow your skill and fuel your passion!

Sep
8 th
Soulful Sundays 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

Join us every 2nd Sunday of every month for incredible live music.

Soulful Sundays features South Florida's top performers and bands in various genres ranging from Soul, R&B, Neo Soul, Blues to Jazz and Funk. Merging local and national artist, organizations and vendors, this program creates an unforgettable monthly musical experience that enriches as well as celebrates the history and culture of the African American community in Pompano Beach. Join us in September for The Valerie Tyson Band, a soulful and electrifying band that performs classic and modern music, specializing in top 40 popular music , Jazz, Classic Rock, R&B, and Reggae and they know how to keep the party rocking and the dance floor packed.

Ages 18 and up.
Food and beverage available for purchase by local vendors.
Gates open at 6 pm - Showtime at 6:30 pm.

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Sep
9 th
Resume Development & Job Searching 5:30pm - 7:30pm | E. Pat Larkin Center, 520 NW 3rd Street

Resume Development and Job Search Workshop! This workshop provides practical tips on creating an effective resume while transforming your resume into a powerful tool that will get you the interview. You will be lead through a series of self-assessments to help market YOU! In this activity participants will identify a target job and industry, establish goals and expectations, understand employers expectations and specific steps in their job search. This invaluable workshop is interactive and exciting and most importantly provides the tools and resources you need to land your dream job.

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Sep
10 th
Mock Interview & Dress for Success 5:30pm - 7:30pm | E. Pat Larkin Center, 520 NW 3rd Street

Mock Interviewing & Dressing for Success!! Strategies to get hired! An exciting and hands on learning experience that focuses on current interviewing techniques, role playing interview questions to help you better prepare for those tough questions and become a more confident interviewer. A great opportunity to become successful and comfortable with interviewing in today’s job market. In addition, learn the dynamics of dressing for success to create the right first impression while dressing on a budget. Be smart, be sharp and dress the part!

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Sep
11 th
Lunch with Art – the Visual Arts Edition 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Nourish your creative side with a break from the break room! Bring your lunch and enjoy at tables set up in the galleries. Various art projects each week. Class is limited to 20 students.

RSVP

Sep
11 th
9/11: A Day for Honoring Our Heroes 7:00pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

The City of Pompano Beach Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department invites you to a night of remembrance, recognition and celebration on Wednesday, September 11th at the Cultural Center at 7:00 p.m. The Ceremony will feature guest speakers, musicians and a special performance by the Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds 65-piece band. Admission is free, however space is limited.

Contact Information: 954-786-4111

Sep
11 th
9-11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony 5:00pm | FOUNDERS PARK, 316 NE 3rd St

The City of Pompano Beach is honored to announce the dedication of its newest piece of public art, a memorial for the tragic events that took place on September 11th, 2001. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 11th at 5:00 p.m. at Founders Park located at 201 NE 3rd Avenue.

The City’s Fire Rescue Department acquired a piece of steel from the World Trade Center for use in a memorial for the 343 first responders who died saving lives on September 11, 2001. The Public Art Committee was asked by the department to utilize the steel as a public art project. Project development originally began in 2016. The dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.

In March 2018 the City’s Public Art Committee issued a Call to Artists. Out of the applications submitted, the glass and corten steel memorial, entitled Unbroken Spine, A Book of American Heroism, Cherie Saleeby, was selected. The artwork is located at Founders Park next to Pompano Beach’s fire museum. Fire Chief John Jurgle said, “We are thrilled to have such a beautiful memorial honoring all the first responders who lost their lives on September 11th. This memorial and what it is constructed from, the steel from the towers, represents the strength and fortitude of those who gave their lives that day. We will Never Forget!”

The exposed steel in the artwork symbolizes the backbone of the first responders and their resolute courage. The steel also represents the spine of a bound book helping to keep the pages together. Etched onto the glass pages are the names of the first responders who lost their lives.

The City’s Public Art Committee would like to cordially invite you to the Dedication Ceremony. Please make sure to mark your calendars to attend this very special dedication.

Sep
12 th
Financial Workshop 5:30pm - 7:30pm | E. Pat Larkin Center, 520 NW 3rd Street

Join the Urban League of Broward County and Financial experts discussing an array of financial topics:

Let’s Talk Credit
Credit Basics
Establishing & Improving Credit
Managing Your debt
Identify Theft Protection

Register

Sep
12 th
Play Ball Exhibition Opening Reception 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

This month-long exhibition, curated by Rock Road Restoration Historical Group, Inc. strives to honor and educate viewers about Pompano Beach’s legacy of African American baseball players during segregation and beyond. Rock Road Restoration Historical Group, in partnership with the City of Pompano Beach’s Cultural Affairs Department, invites the community to a reception on Thursday, August 15 at the Historic Ali Cultural Arts Community Gallery. Guest speakers, light baseball-themed refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

Sep
12 th
Lunch with Art: The Lecture Series 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Blanche Ely House, 1500 NW 6 Avenue

Join our Curatorial Consultant Derek T. Davis as he guides you into the world of the Ely Family while you are enjoying your lunch! As you eat, experience a unique cultural experience that teaches Pompano Beach history and focuses on the people who made a difference in the community. Get inspired by this monthly event that will features unique informational lectures that unlock a piece of the past that may change the future. Guests are invited to bring their lunch, and a friend.

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Sep
12 th
Business and Bagels 9:00am - 11:00am | E. Pat Larkins Community Center

Meet City of Pompano Beach & Broward County Officials

LEARN ABOUT:
• Small Business Certification
• Upcoming Transportation Projects - Penny for Transportation Impact
• Local Preference Ordinance and Look Local First Initiative
• How To Become a Registered Vendor

Contact Information: dahlia.baker@copbfl.com or 954.786.7866

Sep
13 th
Music Under the Stars 7:00pm | The Great Lawn, Corner of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Blvd

Join us for an evening of great music and entertainment as Briny Irish Pub presents Music under the Stars every second Friday of the month. Music kicks off at 7:00pm at the Great Lawn located at the intersection of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Boulevard. Our featured bands for this event is:

The Flyers (rock)

Sep
14 th
Pen and Ink Illustration Workshop 11:00am - 3:00pm | BaCA (Bailey Contemporary Arts), 41 NE 1st Street

Learn techniques to combine drawing and painting in exciting ways. Explore the thrill of combining ink and water to produce intriguing translucent images. The workshop will demonstrate how to make and techniques on how to use ink wash along with sketch pen techniques to create texture. Participants will combine ink wash & pen to create a complete Pen & Ink Illustration. Work from your own or supplied photos. All supplies provided. Age: 16+

$40

Sep
14 th
Hillsboro Lighthouse September 2019 Tour 9:00am - 12:30pm | 125 North Riverside Drive

Times: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

A fun day at the lighthouse. Enjoy the cool ocean breezes blowing with crispness in the air. A current HLPS membership or a $35 PP transportation fee is required.

Come to 125 North Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL on the North side of the Sands Harbor Resort and Marina. Parking is on the east side of the street in the City (pay) parking lot.

Registration/check-in starts 30 minutes prior to the first sail time and remains open until the last boat returns.

The boat leaves the Sands dock to the lighthouse at each sail time. The boat leaves the Lighthouse dock to the Sands approximately 30 minutes later (for an approximate 1 hour round trip). We suggest an arrival at the respective dock 10-20 minutes before the departure time. Friendly members will register/check you in, provide you with a wrist band, and assist you with boarding for the boat ride to/from the lighthouse.

Sep
14 th
Music is Your Ali 10:30am - 3:00pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

30 Minute Sessions: 1 Student per Session

The Music Is Your Ali program is currently offering instruction in piano, guitar and drums. Students 12 and up are invited to join us each Saturday, for free 30-minute music lessons thanks, in part, to the support of the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation. Take this opportunity to grow your skill and fuel your passion!

Sep
17 th
Lunch with Art: Music Edition 12:15pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

Take a break from your day, bring your lunch and let music soothe your soul! These informative and relaxing sessions will introduce you to various forms of music, followed by a group discussion. Each melody becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life and reminds us how music is a universal language that we can all understand. Guests are invited to bring their lunch and a friend. Light refreshments are available

Sep
18 th
Lunch with Art – the Visual Arts Edition 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Nourish your creative side with a break from the break room! Bring your lunch and enjoy at tables set up in the galleries. Various art projects each week. Class is limited to 20 students.

RSVP

Sep
18 th
Lyrics Lab All Arts Open Mic 8:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 Northeast 1st Street

Lyrics Lab is a unique, no-ego, open-mic night every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Tickets purchased on Eventbrite are valid for ANY future Lyrics Lab!

Bring your latest work- poems, verse, songs, lyrics, jokes, stories, and beats to share in our intimate space with a renowned hosts and poets, accompanied by our two-piece house band. Interested in performing? Arrive early to get your name on the list!

Buy Tickets

Sep
18 th
Free Community Forum for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 6:00pm - 8:00pm | E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Northwest 3rd Street

Please join us for a free forum about suicide prevention awareness. A panel of experts will discuss how to identify red flags for suicidal thoughts and depression, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information call (954) 609-7928.

Sponsors include: Florida Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics, South Florida Institute on Aging, Florida Children's Theatre, Broward 211, Children's Services Council, Advocate to Create, FISP.

Last minute attendees and walk-ins welcome.

Register

Sep
20 th
Food Truck Round Up 6:00pm - 10:00pm | 41 NE 1st Street

Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month in Pompano's Old Town, right at the corner of Atlantic Blvd. & Dixie Hwy. Enjoy great Food Truck dining, Full Bar, Live DJ or Live Bands and so much more! For questions about how to become a Food or non-food vendor, please email info@gourmettruckexpo.com.

Sep
21 st
Life Drawing Studio 11:00am - 2:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Life Drawing, also referred to as Figure Drawing, is the best and quickest way to improve your drawing skills and your visual perception. Life drawing trains your eye to catch things that photos do not show. Therefore learning to master figure drawing is more than bones and muscles, it is about the subtle differences and minor details such as weight-bearing and positioning that translates to all forms.

We are excited to be able to bring this opportunity to all artists through our new Life Drawing Studio at Bailey Contemporary Arts in the City of Pompano Beach.

During this 2-hour session, live models pose draped for short "gesture" as well as longer poses. This program is ideal for individuals interested in portrait painting, character design, illustration, animation, anatomical drawing, however ALL artists benefit from Life Drawing sessions.

Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies.

This activity doesn’t provide formal instruction; participants work at their own pace and in their preferred medium.

Space available for 6 participants per session, so register early!

General Admission $20
Students $10

Ages 18+

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Sep
21 st
Nirvana and rise of indie music in the 90’s 8:00pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

Sub Pop Records co-founder Bruce Pavitt reflects on independent media and its power to change global culture. His Seattle based record label, started from humble beginnings, signed an unknown group named Nirvana which helped put Seattle “on the map.” Join Pavitt for an intimate look at what it was like in the early years, including images from his book and photography exhibit Experiencing Nirvana.

In addition to the author's presentation, there is a photography art exhibition that will be on view from July 12 – September 21.

$30 General Admission, $20 Pompano Beach Residents

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Sep
21 st
Music is Your Ali 10:30am - 3:00pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

30 Minute Sessions: 1 Student per Session

The Music Is Your Ali program is currently offering instruction in piano, guitar and drums. Students 12 and up are invited to join us each Saturday, for free 30-minute music lessons thanks, in part, to the support of the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation. Take this opportunity to grow your skill and fuel your passion!

Sep
21 st
Creative Workshops 11:00am - 1:00pm | Blanche Ely House, 1500 NW 6 Avenue

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!

$5 includes supplies

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Sep
25 th
Lunch with Art – the Visual Arts Edition 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Nourish your creative side with a break from the break room! Bring your lunch and enjoy at tables set up in the galleries. Various art projects each week. Class is limited to 20 students.

RSVP

Sep
26 th
Montage – A Film Series 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

A fellow of the Sundance Institute Documentary Program, Robert Adanto earned his MFA in Acting at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He made his directorial debut with The Rising Tide in 2008, a feature-length documentary exploring the explosive Chinese contemporary art scene and continues to produce award-winning films that have been presented at international film festivals and leading museums around the globe. This month we explore his film Born Just Now, which takes an in-depth look at the Belgrade-based performance artist Marta Jovanović and her challenges.

Free Event

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Sep
27 th
Movies in the Park 8:00pm | Community Park / Multi-Purpose Field - 1700 NE 8th St.

The City of Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation Department invites you to our first ever Movies in the Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come enjoy a featured presentation at the park under the stars on the fourth Friday of every month at Community Park. This is a free, family – friendly event. The movie will begin at 8 pm.

September 27th – Dumbo

Sep
27 th
Signature Event 9:00am - 6:00pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program presents Signature Event a series of Inflatable sculptures by Giants in the City installed on the lawn of the ArtsPlaza as part of a promotion for Riptide event. Visitors will take photos with the sculpture to post on social media for a chance to win tickets to Riptide.

Sep
28 th
Music is Your Ali 10:30am - 3:00pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

30 Minute Sessions: 1 Student per Session

The Music Is Your Ali program is currently offering instruction in piano, guitar and drums. Students 12 and up are invited to join us each Saturday, for free 30-minute music lessons thanks, in part, to the support of the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation. Take this opportunity to grow your skill and fuel your passion!

Sep
28 th
Sabados de Salsa Series 8:00pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

Join us for an exciting evening of Salsa! Start out with a one-hour Latin Dance Class by Casa Salsa Dance Studios, then practice your new moves to the tunes by DJ Artie Bronx who will play the latest in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cumbia in between three sets of The David Luca Band. This eight-piece salsa band performs the classics in Salsa from Adalberto Santiago, Pete “Conde” Rodriguez, Ismael Miranda, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe, and Cheo Feliciano. Alex Bezianis will be your master of ceremonies. This is be a night to remember! Light snacks and cash bar.

8:00 pm Latin Dance Class; 8:45 pm Dancing; 9:00 pm Concert l $20 General Admission; $15 Pompano Beach Residents

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