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

Lunch with Art – the Visual Arts Edition Poster Trying new things has been proven to make you more creative, and it’s good for your brain. So each Wednesday we offer a new way to nourish your soul & get creative at The Bailey Contemporary Arts during your lunch hour…and it’s FREE!

No two weeks are the same as each new workshop offers a different creative experience and encourages you to step out of the mundane and explore your potential. Each simple, hands-on project becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life and reminds you how beauty can be found in even the most simplest of projects.

Guests are invited to bring their lunch, or grab a bite to eat from Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters, located in our West Gallery.

To ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy this program, seats will be available on a First-Come, First-Serve Basis, and Space Is Limited! However, even if our workshop reaches capacity, guests are able to explore the newest exhibits in our gallery, take the time to learn about upcoming programs, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and spend some time enjoying a coffee while unwinding in our West Gallery.

Free wifi available. Please feel free to call us with any questions: 954-284-0141

Looking ahead!
Upcoming Lunch with Art Projects

12/4/2019 Making Forests
12/11/2019 Paper Houses
12/18/2019 Letter Locking

RSVP

Dec
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!

Buy Tickets

Dec
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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Dec
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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Dec
5 th
Yuletide on Atlantic 6:30pm | Atlantic Blvd

We are ringing in another holiday season with the Yuletide On Atlantic Parade and Celebration. The Yuletide Parade and Celebration will be held on Thursday, December 5th starting at 6:30 p.m.

The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. starting from Riverside Drive, heading west on Atlantic Boulevard and ending at McNab Park.

The Parade will feature eye dazzling floats, marching bands, dancers, fire clowns, and a variety of other amazing entertainment. After the Yuletide Parade join us in McNab Park for children’s activities, write your letter to Santa, take a photo at the photobooth, check out the inflatable slides, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus! Be sure to have your camera charged and ready for a picture opportunity with Santa Claus and other characters joining us in the park.

Mayor Hardin will light the community Yuletide Tree to officially ring in the holiday season in Pompano Beach. Refreshments will be available in the park.

Parade Application

Parade Participant Letter

Dec
6 th
Building a Feminist Archive: Cuban Women Photographers in the U.S. 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Building a Feminist Archive: Cuban Women Photographers in the US shows the varied contributions of Cuban women artists living and working in the United States since the seventies when the concept of a collective “Latino” identity became crucial. It is curated by Aldeide Delgado, founder and director of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). The artists in the exhibition started to attend art schools and found themselves inspired by and responding to the social movements of their time. They created new images of their communities and examined pluricultural experiences challenging the notion of being exclusively Cuban or American. This show reveals artwork rarely seen or exhibited, and at the same time promotes reflection on the social, cultural and political identities of Cuban Women Artists in the United States within the current discussion of Latinx art.

Featured Artists: Aurora de Armendi, Carlotta Boettcher, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Coco Fusco, Nereida García Ferraz, Silvia Lizama, María Martínez-Cañas, Yali Romagoza, Gladys Triana, and Juana Valdés.

Opening Reception: December 6, 6pm-10pm | FREE

Dec
6 th
Palimpsest by Alicia Rodriguez Exhibition Opening Reception 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

A word that describes a document that has the marks of previous writings, Palimpsest is a testimony featuring different layers where previous marks remain and that can be seen beneath the surface, is used by Alicia Rodriguez to define this body of work. This exhibition features large-format mixed media paintings - monochromatic at first look- that create a metaphoric connection between the tragic events taking place in her native country of Venezuela and Dante’s Inferno. Through detailed observation, the viewer discovers the different layers with multiple materials applied to each of the surfaces exhibited, each layer and each texture reflecting on the artist’s experiences as she faced political turmoil in her lifetime. Each painting is approached as a manuscript that has hold many stories, on the same page.

Opening Reception: December 6, 6pm-10pm | FREE

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

Old Town Untapped Poster 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.

RSVP

Dec
7 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.

Dec
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!

Dec
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+

Buy Tickets

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

Soulful Sundays Poster 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. This month, you will enjoy a musical experience second to none with Mojo Ike and Val Woods, a Miami-based Blues Duo who completed the new LP after returning from an 18-city European Tour where they electrified their audiences with their high energy yet soulful Blues performances.

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

Lunch with Art – the Visual Arts Edition Poster Trying new things has been proven to make you more creative, and it’s good for your brain. So each Wednesday we offer a new way to nourish your soul & get creative at The Bailey Contemporary Arts during your lunch hour…and it’s FREE!

No two weeks are the same as each new workshop offers a different creative experience and encourages you to step out of the mundane and explore your potential. Each simple, hands-on project becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life and reminds you how beauty can be found in even the most simplest of projects.

Guests are invited to bring their lunch, or grab a bite to eat from Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters, located in our West Gallery.

To ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy this program, seats will be available on a First-Come, First-Serve Basis, and Space Is Limited! However, even if our workshop reaches capacity, guests are able to explore the newest exhibits in our gallery, take the time to learn about upcoming programs, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and spend some time enjoying a coffee while unwinding in our West Gallery.

Free wifi available. Please feel free to call us with any questions: 954-284-0141

Looking ahead!
Upcoming Lunch with Art Projects

12/4/2019 Making Forests
12/11/2019 Paper Houses
12/18/2019 Letter Locking

RSVP

Dec
11 th
Seasons of Love 2:00pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

Join South Florida Jubilee as the acapella women’s chorus explores the “Seasons of Love” through acapella music. Singing in four-part harmony, the chorus will present songs from its repertoire that explore the four seasons of the year. The program will include songs that showcase the winter, spring, summer, and fall, including the various types of love that audience members might experience. Ringing in the New Year with “Auld Lang Syne,” the chorus will visit the seasons through songs such “Slow Dancing in the Snow”, “This Is Me”, “God Bless America”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “And So It Goes,” to name a few. The final act will include a host of holiday songs. South Florida Jubilee is directed by James Kastler.

Presale Adult $18 (until Nov.8), Adult $22, Youth $6.50

Dec
11 th
Exit 36: Slam Poetry Festival 1:00pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts | Bailey Contemporary Arts | Pompano Beach Cultural Center

December 11-15
Tickets: $20+
Poetry Registration: $150 (Only 30 slots)
Location: Historic Ali Cultural Arts | Bailey Contemporary Arts | Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Exit 36 a 4 day poetry Festival that seeks to serve the community through educational, theatrical, and literary performances. The festival will nurture, support and showcase regional, national and international artists from all over the country. Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival activities and events are open to the community and surrounding areas! The festival boast writing workshops, daily happy hours, community service, a beach party, vendors and more.

For more informaiton please see: https://exit36slampoetryfestival.org/

Register

Dec
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!

Dec
14 th
Mixed Media Workshop 11:00am - 3:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

In this workshop led by Kimberly Maxwell, participants will create using multiple materials: dry media, wet media, collage, fabric, random objects, anything goes! Use a mixture of materials of your choice in this workshop; learn multi-media tips and techniques with color, texture, and a variety of surfaces. Explore the endless possibilities of mixed media art. Ages 16+

$25

Dec
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

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

Lunch with Art – the Visual Arts Edition Poster Trying new things has been proven to make you more creative, and it’s good for your brain. So each Wednesday we offer a new way to nourish your soul & get creative at The Bailey Contemporary Arts during your lunch hour…and it’s FREE!

No two weeks are the same as each new workshop offers a different creative experience and encourages you to step out of the mundane and explore your potential. Each simple, hands-on project becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life and reminds you how beauty can be found in even the most simplest of projects.

Guests are invited to bring their lunch, or grab a bite to eat from Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters, located in our West Gallery.

To ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy this program, seats will be available on a First-Come, First-Serve Basis, and Space Is Limited! However, even if our workshop reaches capacity, guests are able to explore the newest exhibits in our gallery, take the time to learn about upcoming programs, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and spend some time enjoying a coffee while unwinding in our West Gallery.

Free wifi available. Please feel free to call us with any questions: 954-284-0141

Looking ahead!
Upcoming Lunch with Art Projects

12/4/2019 Making Forests
12/11/2019 Paper Houses
12/18/2019 Letter Locking

RSVP

Dec
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

Dec
19 th
Opening Reception for Through Their Eyes Exhibition 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

For this holiday season, we invited Pompano Beach’s young artists to submit artwork that reflects their view of the world through their eyes. Artwork selected is exhibited at the Historic Ali Cultural Arts. Artwork was submitted in digital form and staff provided assistance to those that needed help in digitizing their artwork.

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

Food Truck Round Up Poster 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.

Dec
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!

Dec
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+

Buy Tickets

Dec
27 th
Movies in the Park 7:00pm | Community Park / Multi-Purpose Field - 1700 NE 8th St.

Movies in the Park Poster 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 7 pm.

December 27th – The Grinch (2018)

Contact Information: 954-786-4111

Dec
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!