Feel the Heatscape

With Miami City Ballet

Ballet gets a bad rap; often seen as a staid cliché—but you can throw that notion right out the window with Miami City Ballet’s presentation of Heatscape at Broward Center for the Performing Arts from March 9-10. The work is a tribute to Miami’s Wynwood Arts District by Tony Award-winning choreographer Justin Peck and visual arts legend Shepard Fairey. This collaboration has produced a tour-de-force blend of ballet and guerilla street art. Heatscape isn’t the only piece on the schedule, though. The ballet repertory classic Flower Festival in Genzano pas de deux and works by choreography icon George Balanchine will be seen as well. For more information, visit browardcenter.org.

A Celebration of Broward’s Culinary Renaissance

The inaugural Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival, happening Friday to Sunday, March 22-24 in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, is a celebration of Broward County’s current culinary renaissance. This gastronomic summit brings together the superlative creations of over 100 of the county’s best chefs, restaurateurs, spirit brands, wineries and breweries. Friday is devoted to a Kick-Off event in Fort Lauderdale, while Saturday will see a Grand Tasting and slated for Sunday is the Family Day & Food Drive—both taking place in ArtsPark Hollywood. The Grand Tasting will feature beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations, live music and art installations as local, critically-lauded Host Chef Angelo Elia holds court with unique cooking demos. Family Day will include food trucks, live music and kid-oriented cooking demos. And it’s all for a good cause, with Grand Tasting proceeds going to Feeding South Florida, and while Family Day is free, a donation of four cans of food per attendee is suggested. For more information, visit gflfoodwine.com.

Step into Barbie’s World and Celebrate Her Diamond Anniversary

Barbie, the iconic Mattel fashion doll, has reached its 60th birthday, and to celebrate this diamond anniversary, Art Gallery 21 in Wilton Manors and local artists have assembled an exhibit for all ages dubbed The Art of Barbie: Homage to a Global Icon. In addition to traditional works of art, an interactive diorama installation uses technology to transport visitors into Barbie’s one-sixth scale world, which makes it possible to conduct photo shoots with the legendary doll in this environment. Docents will be on hand for guided tours and one of the exhibit’s featured artists will conduct a free photo workshop on March 23 (registration is required). The Art of Barbie will be open Thursday-Saturday from March 9-April 6. For more information, call 954.661.4740 or visit artgallery21.org.

Art and Literacy for Kids at the Frank

Artistic immersion for kids has a prominent place in visitor programming taking place at The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall, aka “The Frank” in Pembroke Pines. Currently this two-story local destination has planned activities inspired by Prism, a diversity-themed exhibition on display. One such event will happen on March 2, as part of the recurring Kids’ Corner @ The Frank: Story Time Hour, a free ages eight-and-under reading-oriented gathering. The early March engagement will see Little Dreamers: Visionary Women around the World by Vashti Harrison being read—a selection additionally inspired by Women’s History Month. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 954.392.2120 or visit thefrankgallery.org.

P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma

Multi-platinum pop sensation P!nk is bringing her Beautiful Trauma World Tour to BB&T Center in Sunrise on March 1. The new album that is the tour’s namesake is the singer’s first in five years, and displays a newfound maturity alongside her signature style. In addition to renditions of her repertoire of hits, the show will be a grand presentation that has wowed critics, featuring dance numbers, outsized props and aerial wire acrobatics. For more information, visit thebbtcenter.com.

A Celebration of Global Stage and Screen in Weston

Weston World Fest is back for a fourth year, happening March 3 at Regional Park and presented by The Arts Council of Greater Weston. This time around, the theme is “Stage & Screen.” Live performances by artists, dancers, singers and musicians from across the globe will bring this theme to reality, 20 different countries will be represented by onsite booths, and local restaurants are providing a global gastronomic perspective. Can’t miss performers on the bill include Brazilian Voices, Gold Coast Jazz Society, the Tama Leo Polynesian Show, and the Afro-Peruvian percussion stylings of Andrés Arévalo/Tumba y Cajón. Some super-talented local students will grace the stage as well. No charge for admission. For more information, visit westonfl.org.

Florida Yogis—Don’t Miss This

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From March 8-9, Fort Lauderdale Convention Center will become the center of the universe for yogis in the region with The Yoga Expo. Now in its fourth year, the conference and trade show is the largest of its kind in the Sunshine State, and is intended for all levels of devotees, from beginner yogis to seasoned gurus. Under the leadership of local Arianne Traverso—mastermind of the expo and mentor to “yogipreneurs”—the aim is to educate the yoga community via workshops, lectures and classes related to yoga practice, food, music and products. Attendees can choose from a roster of 60-plus yoga and meditation classes conducted by nationally-recognized instructors in a prodigious number of styles, including Ashtanga, Budokon, Kundalini, PreNatal, Chakra Flow, Hatha, Vinyasa and much, much more. For more information, visit theyogaexpo.org.

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