Become a style icon in New York City. Hilton New York Fashion District is pleased to offer the Fashion Insider Package, for guests who seek a stylish spin on their stay in Manhattan. This newly built, fashion-themed hotel is located on West 26th Street where the Fashion District meets Chelsea, and is offering this package for a limited time only.
The Fashion Insider Package includes overnight stay plus double Hilton HHonors base points, two tickets to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, savings certificate for $15 off Top Button’s Walking Shopping Tours and savings certificate valid for 20% off any 50 or 80 minute spa treatment at Equinox Wall Street.
Book this Fashion Insider Package by clicking here or or by calling 1-800-HILTONS and requesting plan code H7. Package is available now through December 31, 2013.
The glamorous principality of Monaco has a big year ahead. The year 2013 marks not only the 150th anniversary of Monte Carlo but also the one of the famous Grand Casino and the birth of SBM group, one of the most exclusive resorts worldwide and hosting the finest casinos, 4 and 5 star hotels, restaurants and spas.
Monaco is thus looking forward to an exciting year with even more style, flavour and events than usual and to celebrate 150 years of five star service SBM has offers a range of attractive anniversary offers for both – individual travellers and groups.
Calender of Events 2013
Monte Carlo International Circus Festival 2013
Dates: 17-27 January 2013
In Monte Carlo every beginning of a new year means that a new circus festival will take over the principality which transforms the Principality of Monaco into the global capital of circus arts. Celebrating its 37th anniversary, there will be several major happenings throughout this unique event. Highlights include an open door show, exhibitions at the Princess Grace Theatre, a trade fair, comedic performances, plenty of games and competitions and much more.
More Info and tickets: www.montecarlofestival.mc or www.France-billet.com and FNAC
Monte Carlo Tennis Rolex Masters 2013
This is one of the top sport highlights of the year and loved by spectators not only for its international reputation but also for its stunning location at the Monte Carlo Country Club (SBM property) overlooking the sea.
Formula 1 – Grand Prix 2013
Dates: 23-26 May 2013
Monte Carlo has the annual honour of hosting one of the most attended and prestigious racing events world-wide, the famous ‘Grand Prix’. Its claim to fame lies in the beauty of the circuit offering amazing views over the French Riviera and the harbour of Monaco hosting some of the most exclusive and luxurious yachts in the world.
International Television Festival
Dates: 10-14 June 2013
The 52nd television festival will be held in the Grimaldi Forum, as every year. On the programme are preview screenings of series, autograph signing sessions, meetings with international actors and producers, large-scale special events, prestigious evening events and sumptuous receptions – all in the unique, magical atmosphere that can only be found in the Principality.
International Fireworks Competition
Summer Concerts at the Prince’s Palace
Date: various dates in July
The summer concerts offer a top performance of the philharmonic orchestra of Monaco in a stunning setting: the courtyard of the prince’s palace. The first four concerts occurred in 1959. Critics from around Europe came to hear the Orchestra and unanimously claimed it to be one of the best symphonic organizations in Europe.
Monte Carlo Summer Sporting Festival
Dates: July/ August 2013
This festival offers glamour and variety entertainment under the Stars of Monaco in one of the most beautiful venues overlooking the sea and the coast. International variety entertainment, the most famous stars of yesterday and today and a legendary venue make Monte Carlo sparkle even brighter in July and August with unique artists and first – rate shows attracting visitors from all around the world. The 2012 program gave a place of honour to exceptional artists, legendary bands and start-up talents. Guests included: Enrique Iglesias, the American band Pink Martini, Hugh Laurie, the famous German “Scorpions” and many more. One night in August will be devoted to the red cross with the Red Cross Gala being held in the stunning “Salle des Étoiles”.
More Info: http://en.sportingsummerfestival.com
Monaco Yacht Show 2013
The Principality of Monaco has long been a major destination for the yachting world, both as home port and favourite port of call for owners and their superyachts, as well as the headquarters of many boat designers and the big brokers. From 25 to 28 September Monaco’s famous ‘Port Hercules’ will bring together professionals and private visitors with leaders in the international yachting sector including the most important builders, designers, suppliers and providers who are given the opportunity of facing an important international clientele at this exclusive Yacht event. Last year the event achieved its record attendance with an impressive number of more than 33,000 visitors.
Monaco National Day
Date: 19 November
The “Fête Nationale Monégasque” is no longer just a reflection of Monegasque specificities and traditions but has become a day of high-end entertainment including festive and cultural highlights such as gala evenings, shows, concerts, parades, fireworks at the famous Port Hercules and an amusement fair on Albert I Quay.
Dates: Throughout the month of December
Christmas Market -The Christmassy stalls are lined up along the Quai Albert 1er offering a fabulous setting with stunning views over “Port Hercules”, Monaco’s famous port hosting the world’s most luxurious yachts. What visitors love most about Monaco’s Christmas market is its authenticity and flair and the animations that are genuine and reflect Monaco’s values and traditions.
Cultural offer throughout the year:
Monaco’s popularity is without a doubt due to its asset of combining being the stunning number 1 state of glamour of the Côte d’Azur and offering an impressive amount of cultural richness and diversity. Especially in winter Monaco’s opera and Dance Forum present world-class masterpieces and promise a breathtaking program of entertainment, class, elegance and sophistication with one of the most beautiful shows the world has ever seen presented from 21-23 December 2012: The “Ballets de Monte Carlo”.
- Opera de Monte Carlo: Info and program available on http://www.opera.mc/
- Ballets de Monte Carlo and Monaco Dance Forum:
Highlights of 2013: Ballet Royal du Cambodge (March), Royal Ballet (June)
Colinette Yarns in beautiful Mid Wales has announced a new programme of creative workshops which encourage people to learn a new skill or brush up on existing ones.
The company promises a day of creative fun and learning in the colourful surroundings of the Colinette mill situated on the banks of River Banwy at Llanfair Caereinion.
The workshops begins on Saturday, September 15 with knitted and felted bags and embellishments, led by Gabby Davies. Participants will take home a great-looking bag at the end of the day.
The other workshops are: Saturday, September 22: Hats with Michelle Dibdin: Felted fun for terrific ‘titfers’. Saturday October 20: Knitted accessories in a whirl with Sally McCollin: Explore short row shaping, twisted stitches and knitting in the round to make a quick and funky hat, also start a scarf and bag to complete at home.
Saturday, October 27: Big needle knitting with Linda Parkhouse: Fun with big needles and pre-knitted tubing and stuffing for quick great projects (tea-cosy, cushion or scarf) to take away on the day. Saturday, November 3: Modular strips and stripes with Colinette Sansbury: Make a ‘strips and stripes’ scarf avoiding mathematical charts and embrace the art of creativity and freedom. Saturday, November 17: Christmas fun with Michelle Dibdin: Fun with felting for the festive season.
Each workshop costs £65, including a lunch, sourced from local artisan producers in the region.
People attending the workshops will be able to take away a small project that they have completed, together with a free goody bag of 250gm mixed yarns and colours, course notes and a handy Colinette canvas bag to store everything in.
There will also be time to browse around the mill shop to delight in the yarns and colours in the range.
For those planning to make a weekend of it, there’s a list of nearby accommodation available on request from Mid Wales Tourism or visit www.visitmidwales.co.uk.
Visit http://www.colinette.com/categories/workshops / for further information on each individual course or to book online.
Rockefeller Center (www.rockefellercenter.com ) will be transformed into a massive red carpet experience where visitors and shoppers will be made to feel like celebrities for the second annual Fashion’s Night Out on Friday, September 10, 2010, from 6:00PM to 11:00PM, at Rockefeller Center, between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan.
The experience will feature red carpets lining the Channel Gardens, a live fashion presentation with models wearing clothing and accessories from the Center’s retailers, a Fashion’s Night Out step & repeat backdrop where visitors can pose for photos, and a Lucite stage for live music in front of the Prometheus statue overlooking The Rink Bar.
The evening will feature musical performances by Brooklyn-based bands BEAR HANDS, BRAHMS and SAVOIR ADORE. Visitors can take advantage of the various deals at participating retailers throughout Rockefeller Center as part of Fashion’s Night Out.
A complete list of participating retailers is available at www.rockefellercenter.com.
For more information about Fashion’s Night Out visit www.fashionsnightout.com . Fashion’s Night Out is an initiative supported by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, the City of New York, and Vogue.
WHAT: Fashion’s Night Out at Rockefeller Center
WHEN: Friday, September 10, 2010
6 PM – 11 PM
Bear Hands: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Brahms: 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM
Savoir Adore: 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
WHERE: Rockefeller Center
49th and 50th Streets between 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan
The Plaza Hotel in New York is offering a new package in celebration of Fall Fashion Week 2012.
The package includes a welcome bottle of champagne, a $100 Gift Card to The Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza, and hair and make-up appointments at the celebrity favorite Warren-Tricomi Salon.
The first five packages booked that include Sept. 5 will include two invitations to the Angelo Galasso POLSOOROLOGIO Party in The Oak Room, giving guests the opportunity to rub elbows with New York’s fashion tastemakers and trendsetters. The offer is available exclusively during Fashion Week between Wednesday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 15. Rates start at $865 per night. The offer is valid on a three-night consecutive stay and cannot be combined with any other special offer. The offer does not include tax and gratuities, and is not applicable to group bookings of ten or more.
FASHION lovers from across the UK are in for a treat this September with the launch of Cheltenham Fashion Week. The week long programme will run from 17 – 21 September, incorporating a huge array of events across Cheltenham and the surrounding Cotswolds.
Cheltenham Fashion Week will aim to transform The Cotswolds into the creative fashion capital of the South-West for one week only with an abundance of activity such as workshops, careers seminars, catwalk shows and shopping events. High profile industry figures including retail giant George Davies and TV’s Caryn Franklin are all set to take part.
Sam Bawden, Founder of Cheltenham Fashion Week, is passionate about the fashion industry and committed to providing a platform on which creative individuals can shine.
Sam said: “Throughout the week, The Cotswolds will become an epicenter for image conscious individuals beaming with creative flare. Our area is bursting at the seams with young talent and up and coming designers. We want to embrace that and celebrate everything about the industry both locally and nationally. Cheltenham Fashion Week will give aspiring designers a fabulous chance to showcase their work and provide local people with a chance to celebrate great clothes.”
Cheltenham Fashion Week promises something for everyone. From designer shopping days at Cowley Manor to eBay workshops and millinery competitions, this event is aimed at people of all ages who share one thing in common – a love of fashion.
Young people of all ages will also have the chance to take part in Cheltenham Fashion Week from primary school level upwards. Two student fashion shows will provide a platform for aspiring designers to showcase their work. Careers talks and workshops from industry professionals will give older students the opportunity to hear first hand about the industry and its pressures.
Cheltenham Fashion Week will also embrace the power fashion has on positive body image.
Sam said: “I love how fashion makes us feel whatever our age and body shape. You don’t have to be tiny to look tremendous. We will be celebrating real women and their body shape.”
Key events in Cheltenham Fashion Week include:
• Sessions with top fashion icons and retail gurus
TV’s Caryn Franklin will be talking about her fashion initiative “All Walks Beyond The Catwalk’ – a campaign to celebrate body diversity. Meanwhile Sarah Curran, founder of global online retailer my-wardrobe.com, will be discussing her inspiration, challenges and passion for the fashion industry.
Student Show- Gloucestershire College – Tuesday 18 September
In association with retail icon George Davies and schools from across Gloucestershire, this is a high profile Student Show showcasing young talented designers aged 7 to 16.
Boutique 24– Cowley Manor – Thursday 20 September
Cowley Manor will play host to 24 different designers as the hotel transforms into a stylish replica of London Fashion Week’s Somerset House. Each room will become a pop-up designer boutique from a diverse plethora of retailers with a range of styling and beauty workshops also taking place
“One Night Only”– Cowley Manor – Thursday 20 September
An evening of fine dining and glamorous fashion plus a couture fashion show in aid of The Cheltenham Fashion Week Official Charity, Hop Skip and Jump.
These events are aimed at young people with the desire to get into the fashion industry. Brides Magazine ‘Designer of the Year’ Tracy Connop will be sharing her experience of the industry at an event at Gloucestershire College. National fashion journalist Sarah-Hayley Owen will also be talking about the highs and lows of working within the fashion media.
Other events include:
• eBay Workshops with experts from Intranet Future
• Chic Wardrobe Sale – an event for people to sell their pre-loved clothes
• Who wants to be a Milliner? – a live hat making competition
• Mobile Photography: Street Style competition
• Design Your Own Shoes competition
Headline sponsors for Cheltenham Fashion Week include my-wardrobe.com, Mercedes Benz, Coutts, Chapel Spa, Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire College, Silver Ball PR and Cheltenham Creative. Additional event sponsors include Moet & Chandon, The Stuart Holmes Hair and Beauty Spa, B&Q and Barnsley House.
Tickets for all Cheltenham Fashion Week events will be available online at www.cheltenhamfashionweek.co.uk, by phone on 0844 8808094 or from the Cheltenham Festival Box Office on the first floor of the Regent Arcade, Cheltenham.
For more information about Cheltenham Fashion Week visit www.cheltenhamfashionweek.co.uk or follow them on Twitter @cheltfashionwk
Rates available at The Montpellier Chapter Hotel during Cheltenham Fashion Week from £145. www.themontpellierchapterhotel.com
One of England’s most famous and respected fashion designers, Paul Smith, has unveiled collaboration with the Park Hyatt Milan creating an exclusive collection of serving plates for the hotels gourmet restaurant VUN.
The Park Hyatt Milan is one of the most refined hotels in the city located just moments from famous attractions and landmarks such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza Duomo, Teatro alla Scala and Brera Art Gallery. Designed with a splash of contemporary design, colour and eye catching interiors by Ed Tuttle, The Park Hyatt Milan is a chic retreat and an ideal partner for an influential fashion brand such as Paul Smith.
Always at the forefront of British fashion, Paul Smith is recognized as a menswear icon around the world. The label is renowned for its classic British tailoring and style and the collections are primarily produced and sourced in both England and also, appropriately, in Italy.
A regular guest at the Park Hyatt Milan, Paul Smith has become a good friend of the General Manager, Mr. Claudio Ceccherelli and it was one night, while enjoying a dinner at VUN, that the pair came up with an ingenious idea to create signature Paul Smith serving plates. Quickly the idea became an exciting reality!
A limited number of 200 pieces have been created, manufactured by Richard Ginori and designed by the one and only Paul Smith, especially for the Park Hyatt Milan. Paul Smith’s brave take on British styling is often recognized through his bold use of contrasting colours and signature stripes; therefore it is this distinct style that adorns the plates’ outer rim in turn brigs to life the culinary creations of the VUN’s Chef, Andrea Aprea.
All the dishes are numbered and signed by Paul Smith himself and all decorations have been hand-painted making each plate an individual work of art.
“The idea with the design was to give a hand painted rather, than graphic feeling to the dish.
As with a lot of our designs we try to make them feel more artisan rather than computer generated”. Paul Smith
Nightly rates at the Park Hyatt Milan from Euro 500.00 in Park King Room. To book, please call +39 02 8821 1234 or visit www.hyatt.com
About Park Hyatt Milan
Park Hyatt Milan, a 106-room hotel, is located in the heart of Milan, overlooking the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It is situated in a primary location in the city, and has an elegant and refined suite collection and Restaurant VUN, which is a pleasant surprise for those seeking a sophisticated gastronomic experience. Reservations for Park Hyatt Milan may be made by calling +39 02 88 21 12 34 or visiting www.milan.park.hyatt.com.
About Park Hyatt
Intimate and residential in style, Park Hyatt hotels promise gracious service on a personal scale. Located in many of the world’s premier destinations, each Park Hyatt combines elegance with distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt hotels feature sophisticated interiors, meeting and special event spaces for small groups and social occasions, critically acclaimed art programs, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. For more information and reservations, visit www.parkhyatt.com
The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District partners – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and the Historic Stranahan House Museum – are presenting an array of cultural activities during the month of August. From touring Old Fort Lauderdale to the Suntrust Sunday Jazz Brunch to Panamá de Hoy y del Ayer, Riverwalk A&E District partners are presenting many cultural opportunities appealing to people of various ages and interests.
Tour Old Fort Lauderdale
Throughout August, noon to 4 p.m., docent tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Fort Lauderdale History Center
Experience the fascinating history and culture of Fort Lauderdale firsthand. Right in the heart of Downtown, tour the History Museum in the 1905 New River Inn, Broward’s oldest hotel building; visit the 1899 Replica Schoolhouse, see the 1907 King-Cromartie House, explore the archives at the Hoch Heritage Center and much more. For more information call (954) 463-4431 ext. 12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 219 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, www.oldfortlauderdale.org
Throughout August, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
This major exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Art in association with Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center. It is guest curated by acclaimed wildlife artist, author and environmentalist Richard Ellis, who is working to bring together both art and science in documenting the world’s never-ending fascination with these celebrated creatures of the sea. In addition to drawings of all the known varieties of sharks in the world, the exhibition contains photographs, sculptures, and video as well as a section devoted to the sensational impact of the 1975 Steven Spielberg film Jaws. In recent years, attention has turned to protecting the habitats of these magnificent animals and the exhibition documents advances made in those areas as well, including the July 2011 banning of all commercial shark fishing by the island nation of the Bahamas. 1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, www.moafl.org
The Atlantic’s Fin-Tastic Getaway Package
Through Oct. 15
This package offered by the Riverwalk A&E District includes a 3-day/2-night stay at The Atlantic Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, based on double occupancy (guaranteed oceanfront accommodations); daily continental breakfast for two at East End Brasserie, admission for two to the SHARK exhibition at the Museum of Art I Fort Lauderdale, admission for two to explore live sharks/other aquatic animals at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 2-hour Sea Experience snorkeling cruise for two in a glass-bottom boat, and 20 percent off all spa services at The Spa Atlantic. Package rates start at $199 per room, per night excluding taxes, from Sunday-Thursday; and $229 per room, per night, excluding taxes, Friday and Saturday.
Reduced rate for children (4 to 18 years) of an additional $25, per night; maximum occupancy of four guests per room. Rates are subject to projected availability. For reservations or information, call The Atlantic Resort & Spa at (877) 567-8020 or visit www.AtlanticHotelFL.com
Public Tours of Bonnet House
Throughout August, tours available Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
By the time early settler Hugh Taylor Birch purchased the Bonnet House site in 1895, the grounds had already witnessed 4,000 years of Florida history. A shell midden left by the Tequesta people indicates that human activity on the site dates back to 2,000 B.C. while further archeological evidence suggests that the grounds were one of the first sites of Spanish contact with the new world. This eclectic house features unique art-inspired rooms and magnificent gardens. Bonnet House is closed on Mondays. 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, www.bonnethouse.org
This exhibition allows guests to take a quick look at Florida East Coast passenger service in Fort Lauderdale and investigates the importance of the passenger station to the growth of the town. For nearly 50 years, the station welcomed tens of thousands of people to Fort Lauderdale. 219 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301,
VISIT THIS LINK.
Guided Tours of the Historic Stranahan House Museum
Aug.1-19; 1, 2 and 3 p.m. daily, Historic Stranahan House Museum
Travel back in time and learn about the first permanent settlers to the area, Frank and Ivy Stranahan, and the creation of the city of Fort Lauderdale.
The Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, Fort Lauderdale’s first postmaster, and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area’s first school teacher. The house has served as a trading post, post office, community center, restaurant, and home to the Stranahans.
This is a story of a family, a house, and a city. No reservations required. Admission price of $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $7 for students/children.
Every Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Las Olas Blvd. and S.E. 12th Avenue
Enjoy a Farmer’s Market experience along historic Las Olas Boulevard. Visit a variety of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers and other related items. Call (954) 426-8436 for more information.
River Ghost Tours
Every Sunday in August, weather permitting at 7:30 p.m., Historic Stranahan House Museum
Historic Stranahan House Museum and Water Taxi offer an hour-long tour that includes a visit inside Stranahan House and a boat ride on the New River. You will be fascinated by the tales of spirits. Come along! Reservations needed. Tours every Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.
Cost is $25 per person and reservations are a must. Call 954-524-4736. 335 SE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, www.stranahanhouse.org/river-ghost-tours.html
Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas
Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5, matinee and evening performances, Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Late Nite Catechism: Sister Rolls the Dice is the latest class in the sinfully funny Catechism series. The Naples News calls it “sharp, witty and spectacularly brilliant” and says “Anyone from Buddhists to Zoroastrians will enjoy attending this ‘Late Nite Catechism.’”
The convent needs a new roof, so the order has decided that Sister will organize a Las Vegas night! Don’t forget: “What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas,” but God sees everything! 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, www.browardcenter.org
Suntrust Sunday Jazz Brunch
Sunday, August 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Along the Riverwalk
The first Sunday of the month, Riverwalk becomes a soulful hot spot, which thrives with the sound of jazz music. Downtown Fort Lauderdale patrons and visitors can dance or relax to live performances and enjoy the scenic views.
The Sunday Jazz Brunch offers a free day of concerts, unique vendors and local delicacies along the stunning New River.
Everyone is invited to celebrate the culture, including well-behaved, leashed pets. Guests can bring chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy a full day along the New River.
Monday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m., Fort Lauderdale History Center
Mae Silver, local history writer for over 30 years, will discuss her book Too Hot to Hide about some remarkable Fort Lauderdale women pioneers and what they did to transform Fort Lauderdale into what it is today.
Lecture at 6 p.m. following the 5:30 p.m. Potluck (bring a dish to share) at the New River Inn | Fort Lauderdale Historical Society located at 231 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
This event is FREE and open to the public! Call (954) 463-4431 ext. 12 for more information. 219 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, VISIT THIS LINK.
Monday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m., Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy Songwriter’s Showcase every second Monday of the month in the intimate setting of the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Songwriter’s Showcase founder Chrystal Hartigan brings local, national and international singer/songwriters together in South Florida to perform songs from the past, the present, as well as the possible hits of tomorrow. There’s also an open mic session for those who want to try out their musical chops in front of an audience.
Harken back to the days of 1960s Greenwich Village coffeehouses. 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, www.browardcenter.org
Panamá de Hoy y del Ayer
Friday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., Parker Playhouse
This bilingual event showcases 20 of the best Panamanian Folkloric groups throughout the USA. Come experience the “Encuentro” and view the wealth and variety of this culture. Feel the pulsating beat of the live drums, sway to the rhythms of our lively dances, and view the richness and details in the variations of the national attire the “Pollera” and that of the nine other Provinces of Panama.
This event entertains, educates and stimulates both young and old and much more. 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, www.browardcenter.org
Enamorados del Tango
Friday, Aug. 17, 9 p.m., Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Tango Lovers (Enamorados del Tango) is an exquisite show where all the passion, sensuality and strength of Tango is artistically expressed by an extraordinary group of Grammy awarded musicians, acclaimed world Tango dance champions and singers with rich international careers.
The performance features one of the most important Tango dancers, Mora Godoy, the Queen of Tango, who has performed in the celebrated productions Chantecler Tango and Tanguera. 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, www.browardcenter.org
Family SHARK Experience
Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
Join us for Family Day celebrating the SHARK exhibition. Activities include storytelling, face painting and a screening of the film The Shark Riddle. Free and open to the public. Exhibition entry fees apply. 1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, www.moafl.org
Chris McDonald presents: Memories of Elvis
Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m., Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Back by popular demand with two exciting shows, Chris MacDonald will pay tribute to an all-American legend in truly dynamic multi-media presentation complete with costumes, dancers, back-up singers, four piece horn section and a high-energy concert band. 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, www.browardcenter.org
Thursday, Aug. 23, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
Join Stephanie Miskew, certified sommelier and wine educator, at the South Florida premiere of El Camino del Vino, hosted by the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, following its debut at the Napa Valley Film Festival. A wine tasting and Q & A with the film’s star, Charlie Arturaola, follows the screening. $50 per person.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Gail Vilone at email@example.com or (954) 262-0249. 1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Electile Dysfunction: Kinsey Sicks for President
Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m., Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Join the Kinsey Sicks on the campaign trail as they lobby to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to win the Republican nomination for President! With an ear for current events, the gals try to take America back to a place it never was by out-pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the current crop of Presidential candidates, all in glorious, tongue-in-cheek four-part harmony. 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, www.browardcenter.org
Saturday, Aug. 25, 6-11 p.m. (Check-in 5:30-9 p.m.)
The Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop, Beach Route returns! For only $20, you can ride The Bus on the designated Bus Loop Route, receive a free drink at each participating venue, and get on and get off the buses at any location along the loop route as you wish! 100 percent of all proceeds benefit the Bus Loop Charities: Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Covenant House Florida, Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Broward County Gator Club Charities and Jack & Jill Children’s Center.
The exact type of drink/appetizer/dessert to be distributed by each venue will be indicated on the drink card when possible.
Often this may be beer, wine or well drinks or it may only be beer and other venues may offer a specialty drink. For more information, visit www.busloop.org
About Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District
The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations located along the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida. Presenting over 1000 individual events each year, the District attracts well over 1 million visitors annually. Partners of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium include Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information about Riverwalk A&E District and its partners, visit www.riverwalkae.com
These businesses pride themselves in creating masterpieces of art and design that highlight the image of the islands as seen on their products.
Taking different approaches, these fashion icons display Hawaii in a fun, artistic, and sustainable way through the creation of their different products.
Maui Built – With authenticity and exclusivity in local design and island trends, Maui Built prides itself in making graphic designs and prints for the islands alone. As their motto states, “Maui Built, cuz this ain’t the mainland.”
Anyone looking for this type of design and island fashion will be pleasantly surprised based on quality and individuality.
Aloha Grown (Hawaii Island) – Sustainability and local preservation is the main goal of this local attire. Although they produce other products like soaps and jellies, the dedication to promoting sustainability on the island is seen from a media and fashion stance.
The Hilo retail store pairs up with Aloha Grown media to display this message, but the proof is in the products.
Reyn’s (Oahu) – This historical clothing line prints Hawaii inspired designs on local attire. Originally started in 1949, this once men’s haberdashery grew into an iconic clothing line that expresses the local flavor and essence of the islands.
The quality and construction of products is what has brought Reyn’s the long lasting success it sees today.
Kealopiko (Molokai) – For ancient Hawaiians “Kealopiko,” the belly of the fish, was considered a delicacy because it was fatty and sweet.
In keeping with tradition, Kealopiko’s intimately designed tropical wear and accessories for men, women and children are inspired by only the most revered elements of Hawaii’s natural, cultural and historical traditions.
Film fans and period clothing enthusiasts will be able to relive the romance of Jane Eyre through a special costume exhibition at the Peak District’s Haddon Hall this August.
The striking Derbyshire property will be hosting an exhibition between July 28 and September 2, featuring a selection of costumes from the three major adaptations of Charlotte Bronte’s classic Jane Eyre.
Visitors will be able to see three versions of the costumes worn by Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester, as well as a selection of other outfits and accessories in the three adaptations. The productions, including the1995 film directed by Franco Zefferelli, the BBC 2006 mini-series starring Ruth Wilson and the latest 2011 film directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Mia Wasikowska, all feature Haddon Hall as Thornfield Hall.
For the first time Jenny Beavan’s designs for the 1995 film will be on display alongside the 2011 film’s costumes by Michael O’Conner and the TV Mini-series’ costumes by John Bright and Andrea Galer.
Michael O’Connor, the Oscar-winning costume designer for the 2011 film, has previously exhibited his designs at Haddon, admitting that the Hall had inspired many of the period references. “He said that when he chose the fabrics and designed the costumes he took the architecture of Haddon Hall into account,” said Hall administrator Janet Blackburn. “One dress that Jane wears featured a checked pattern that he took from the Long Gallery windows.”
While the exhibition is running there is also an opportunity to take a Behind the Scenes Tour at Haddon. Groups can tour the hall from the film’s perspective and see which rooms were used in particular scenes.
Janet said: “The exhibition and tour will be fascinating for people who like seeing how the costumes and hall link with the films. The costumes are just lovely to look at and are incredibly detailed.”
Entry to Haddon Hall, including the costume exhibition, is £9.50 for adults, £8.50 for concessions, £5.50 for children and £27.50 for a family ticket (two adults and three children). Tickets for the Behind the Scenes Tour are £11.50 and can be booked by calling 01629 812 855 or visiting www.haddonhall.co.uk.
There is a discount for groups of more than 15. Admission is £8.50 for adults and £7.50 for concessions. We ask groups to make one payment on arrival, by cheque, card or cash.
Guided tours cost £11.50 per person, and we ask for a minimum of 10 in a group.
It is possible to book a private guided tour for fewer than 10, and there is a minimum cost of £115.00 for this. It is also possible to arrange a guided tour in the morning, before we open to the general public at 12 noon. Please note that we do not offer guided tours on Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays or during Christmas opening.
Parking is available free of charge for coaches. The charge for cars is £1.50.
The car park is situated on the opposite side of the A6 from the driveway, and the distance to the hall is about 365 metres. Please take care crossing the busy road. A courtesy minibus can be arranged for the less able.
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