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    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:00 AM
Biz Perks Morning Networking
Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce – Calling all early birds! Kick-start your Friday morning with this early networking session. Enjoy a continental breakfast at this complimentary event as you lock down new business leads! RSVP to tsamples@traceylsamplesinc.com
 
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    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 9:00 AM
2018 Winter Instructor College
United Professionals Inc – The 2018 Certified Instructor College is an intense 4 hour training to elevate instructor performance, communications and effective teaching techniques. This event is held the same weekend and at the same venue as The RainMaker Rapid Start series: a six hour training on utiizing RainMaker spplications and marketing tools to build your schools student base as well as improve retention. Attendees that are 16 and older and Black Belt will receive a beautiful Certified Instructor Certificate. Those under 18 or under black belt will receive a Completion Award. Instructors for this event are the best of the best - Greg Silva, Scott Aksamit and Derek Frader. Special Hotel Rates We are very excited that the Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton will be hosting the upcoming RainMaker Rapid start and Black Belt Schools International Group and wish to welcome you to the Boca Raton area. The room block is now loaded and ready for bookings. Guests can call the hotel directly at (561) 988-6110 and mention Black Belt Schools International group to make reservations, or they may book on bocaraton.stayhgi.com by entering the group code BBSI.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 1:00 PM
2018 Judicial Procession and State of the Circuit
Broward County Bar Association – The Broward County Bar Association and 17th Judicial Circuit Present 2018 Judicial Procession and State of the Circuit State of the Circuit: Chief Judge Jack Tuter Friend of the Bar Awardees: The Honorable Jeffrey R. Levenson & The Honorable Jennifer Hilal Introduction of New Judges: The Honorable Thomas J. Coleman, The Honorable Fabienne Fahnestock & The Honorable Yael Gamm Date: Friday, January 19, 2018 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Jury Assembly Room 03320 (201 Southeast Sixth Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida) Cost: No Cost Open to the Public (please register) Sponsorship's Available! http://www.browardbar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/State-of-the-circuit-_-Sponsorship-Form-2018.pdf
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 1:00 PM
Certified Nursing Assistant Open House
West Boca Medical Center – Join us in the Café to learn more about CNA job opportunities at West Boca Medical Center. Please bring your resume.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 22 @ 2:00 PM
New Year, New You: VegFest & FlowFest Retreat In Florida
Zen Den Yoga School – Envision yourself enjoying sunny days, white sand beaches, palm trees and the tropics... Your destination for your New Year, New You: VegFest & FlowFest Retreat. Join us after the holidays to cleanse, recharge and get realigned for the New Year. You get to deepen your practice in a safe environment while enjoying two exciting South Florida Festivals-- what better way to re-balance your body mind, and spirit! This sun and fun filled New Year Retreat includes the inspirational VegFest and Flowfest, where you get to recharge doing yoga, meditation, and more! Both festival events bring you classes about health conscious and fun lifestyle choices, yummy local and national food vendors, juices and smoothies, guacamole-making, fantastic circus and flow arts, live music and games, and a farmers market. Workshops doing Yoga and Acro Yoga, Bellydance, Capoeira, African Dance, Hoop Dancing, Juggling and so much more! This weekend is designed to give you the chance to sample many different movement forms and flow styles, you can deepen and sharpen your skills and take your practice to the next level. When you are not at the festivals, you are welcome to recharge at our beautiful retreat center in Boca Raton. Here we invite you to enjoy daily meditation and yoga classes, or even sit in on our YTT 200hr yoga school’s in depth yoga teachings. You may also choose to add an a la carte goal setting coaching session for the New Year; Healing therapy sessions such as massage and energy therapy, and acupuncture (a la carte options). The rest of the time, feel free to just bask in the sunshine and relax in our hot tub and resort style pool. Highlights: 8 nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch smoothies with everything you need to recharge and do a mini-detox. 2 full days of fabulous conscious community festivals: VegFest and FlowFest 3 nights stay in our beautiful retreat center Yoga and meditation classes in our Studio: Ashtanga-inspired Vinyasa, Chakra balancing Hatha, Sivananda, Restorative Resort style pool and hot tub Sun and fun on the beach Free bikes to tour around to outdoor cafes, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, and of course the beach What is included: • Multiple yoga classes (these may include: vinyasa, sivananda, restorative, chakra flow) • VegFest January 20th Day Pass Entry • Florida FlowFest January 21st Day Pass Entry • 3 refreshing nights accommodation in our peaceful retreat house • Daily grounding meditation in different styles daily 8 nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch smoothies with everything you need to recharge and do a mini-detox • Sun & Fun! Enjoy white sand beaches and playing in the turquoise ocean waters What is not included & A la carte options: • Clearing and relaxing massage(derived from many traditions of bodywork & energy therapy) • Soothing acupuncture session • Inspiring plan and goal setting session for the new year • Everglades tours available to see our local birds, alligators, and more fauna and flora! (additional fees may apply) • Stand up Paddle Board Yoga along our Inter-coastal (additional fees may apply) • Dinners • Transportation to and from airport
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 5:00 PM
Happy Hour With Twocan Blue at The Funky Biscuit
The Funky Biscuit – Happy Hour With Twocan Blue at The Funky Biscuit “Twocan Blue” is the musical duo of Richie & Tess Schmidt. Based in southeast Florida, playing clubs, concerts, festivals, parties,and anywhere live music is needed and welcomed. The repertoire is a wide variety of 50s, 60s, 70s, blues, country and random other genres as well as original songs.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM
LIVE glassblowing Demo - Free Event
Habatat Galleries – This is a LIVE glassblowing demo featuring artists, Ross Richmond, Morgan Peterson & Dan Friday. It is sponsored by the gallery in cooperation with The Benzaiten Center for the Arts. Featuring music by the Medicine Hat Blues Band. This demo will preclude an exhibition opening the following day, Saturday, January 20th at the gallery at 1 pm. The artists featured will include, Ross Richmond, Morgan Peterson, Dan Friday, Miles Van Rensselaer, Chadd Lacy, Adrienne DiSalvo, Brandon Martin, Kelly O'Dell, Chris Ahalt & Jack Storms.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM
Teen Night - Hockey Game Night
Oakland Park – Teen Night is a place for children ages 11-17 to come enjoy a wide range of recreation and social activities in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer classes which include web production, guitar, dance, cooking, fitness, disc jockeying, basketball, golf lessons, swimming, how to make video games or homemade movies, painting, pottery or creative writing classes. This special trip will cost $25 and the registration deadline is January 12, 2018. This price includes transportation and entrance tickets. Teen Spot sessions typically take place every Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All sessions are free of charge and held during the school year on the evenings. Charges for special activities may apply. -North Andrews Gardens 250 NE 56th Court, Oakland Park, FL 33334 -Spiher Recreation Center 1246 NE 37th Street, Oakland Park, FL 33334
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:30 PM
Turn Up Friday with Raw Yoga
Yoga Journey – Yoga Journey is so proud to be teaming up with Raw Juce for a new twist on Happy Hour! Turn Up Friday with Raw Yoga & DJ Salvatore Vecchio - on the Roof Top of Raw Juce Join us every month for a fun, all levels vinyasa practice. This month's teacher will be Lisa Ponczek! Yoga will begin at 6:30 pm (dont forget your mat!) and will be followed by fresh JUCE samples. Come and hang out with old friends or make new ones. **Please note - you do not have to pre-register. This event is our offering to the comminty and is complimentary!**
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:30 PM
Girls Ride Out - Cyclebar Boca Raton
Junior League of Boca Raton – Save the date for Friday, January 19th from 6:30-8:30 pm & meet us at the bar, CYCLEBAR that is! Join us for "Girls Ride Out." Enjoy and high-energy 50 minute spin class followed by drinks & snacks. Tickets for this event will be $30 and limited to 48 riders. The event is open to friends and family. Stay tuned for the link to register and more details!
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:30 PM
Monthly Rock Shabbat
Congregation Kol Tikvah – Don't miss the first Rock Shabbat of 2018! We hope to see you there.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:30 PM
Florida Panthers vs Vegas Golden Knights
BB&T Center – For the 2017-18 Season, single game ticket purchases will include a $5.00 per ticket, Traffic and Control Fee. This fee will include access to general parking at the BB&T Center for the date of the game for which the ticket was purchased. Simply show your ticket for the single game at the parking gates to be scanned upon entry. This policy is in effect for single game tickets purchased at full price via Ticketmaster and for single game tickets purchased at full price at the BB&T Center box office prior to day of game. This policy may not apply to promotional ticket offers. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Wed, 16 Aug 2017 at 10:00 AM Florida Panthers Presale : Tue, 15 Aug 2017 at 02:00 PM
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:30 PM
12th Annual New Music Festival: Spotlight No. 1: Young Composers
Lynn University Conservatory of Music – New Music Festival Lisa Leonard, director Celebrate our 12th year with Scott Wheeler, Composer-in-Residence Lisa Leonard, director Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center | Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall ALL EVENTS FREE Spotlight No. 1: Young Composers Friday, Jan. 19 – 7:30 p.m. A platform for world premieres! Witness the birth of music when it is first performed. This concert features the works of our sensational composition majors performed by the composers themselves and their peers.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:30 PM
Slow Burn Theatre Co: The Bridges of Madison County
Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Book by Marsha Norman Based on the novel by Roberts James Waller Directed by Patrick Fitzwater The Bridges of Madison County, winner of two Tony Awards, tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. Featuring gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway, its an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. Students (under 25 years of age) can purchase discounted tickets by choosing STUDENT ticket. STUDENT tickets must be picked up at Will Call, day of show, with a valid student ID. Purchase Student Rush tickets two hours prior to show time at the Broward Centers AutoNation Box Office . Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM Special Broward Center Pre-Sale Offer : Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM Special CEN Pre-Sale Offer : Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:00 PM
A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder
Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Elevate your experience by choosing the CLUB LEVEL for an upscale, all-inclusive theater outing; or add the Intermezzo Lounge to enjoy drinks, appetizers and desserts for one great price. Coming direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said hed NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD AT A BROADWAY MUSICAL, GENTLEMANS GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by you guessed it eliminating the eight pesky relatives all played by one fearless man who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress, shes after more than just love, his fiancée, shes his cousin but whos keeping track?, and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance and be done in time for tea. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM Special Broward Center Pre-sale Offer : Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM Special CEN Pre-sale Offer : Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM American Express : Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 9:00 PM
The Travelin' McCourys at The Funky Biscuit
The Funky Biscuit – The Travelin' McCourys at The Funky Biscuit The Travelin' McCourys Bio: The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online—entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music. No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father’s work—a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating. They recently played with the Allman Brothers at Wanee Fest and then brought the house down at Warren Haynes’ Annual Christmas Jam, an invitation only Southern Rock homecoming. Their jam with the Lee Boys was hailed by many as the highlight of the evening, and once word of the live video hit the streets, sent new fans online to watch a supercharged combination of sacred steel, R&B, and bluegrass. They’ve also performed with Warren Haynes, Phish, and have a tour scheduled with the aforementioned Lee Boys. Ronnie McCoury described it as “peanut butter and jelly.” It was just right. They can push forward so far because their roots are so deep. The band has a confidence that only comes with having paid their dues with twenty years on the bluegrass road. Other groups and new fans hear this immediately—the tight rhythm, the soulful material, and the confidence in taking bluegrass from the safety of the shore into uncharted waters. Ronnie says, “We like to go in and play traditional bluegrass music the way we do it with Dad, but we also like to be able to step into situations where we can really stretch out. If we need to plug in, we’ll plug in. We’re open to anything.” It’s that attitude, backed up by talent, that marks great musicians, traditional or progressive. The Travelin’ McCourys are twenty-first century musical pilgrims and adventurers. They’re onto something new, just like Bill Monroe was in the 1940s, but now we can see and hear that adventure live or online. Go see them, or—if you hold still long enough—they’ll come to you. Uproot Hootenanny Bio: Uproot Hootenanny was formed in December of 2007 at the Irishmen Pub in Boca Raton, FL. At that time the lineup was Brian Bolen, David Welch, Mike the Drunk, Mike Kayne, and Beau Meyer. This particular night it was Brian Bolen's solo gig and soon everyone was onstage jamming. Brian Trew was in the audience and getting in the spirit of things told them “I have a fiddle in my car” (in a very muffled voice as his jaw was wired shut from a rugby game). The six of them were jamming the night away and the crowd roared... and a spark was ignited. From the very beginning the boys played traditional Irish music, Mike the Drunk listened to all the old Clancy brothers tunes and taught them to Dave and Brian Bolen. Brian Trew grew up playing traditional and knew all the same tunes and many more. He was asked to join full time when the boys booked a St Paddy’s day gig and only had about 6 Irish tunes in their repertoire. St. Patricks day is sheer craziness and starts for the Hootenannay on March 18th and last till March 17th of the next year! In the beginning there would be six to sometimes ten people on stage playing; people on washboards, cowbells, harmonicas, it truly was a Hootenanny! The name Uproot was added for two reasons- all the Lads were from all around the country and uprooted to Florida, and of course the word “root” in the name conjures all the different types of roots music they know, love, write and play. The Lad's first gig as Uproot Hootenanny was at the Village Pump and they still play there every Thursday, it is like home for them. It has only gotten better from there! Some legendary Uproot gigs have been the Lyric Theater in Stuart, sharing the stage with Hermitage Green in Limerick, Ireland in 2012, Open Grass Festival 2009, Farm to Family Festival 2010-2012, Springfest 2012, Hickory Fest 2011, Founders Day 2011, Pig out in the Park 2010-2011, Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2010, Lauderdale by the Sea St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2008-2012 and the list goes on and on.... They also had the pleasure of opening up for the Charlie Daniels Band. The Lads also have their annual tour of Ireland which is a truly magical place for the Hootenanny. They have been there as a group for the past four years and it gets better every time they set foot in the Emerald Isle. The people are amazing, warm and they love American culture and folk music! The band's live shows are high energy and the Lad's banter and beaming smiles are contagious. The shows are non-stop fun and regardless of how you entered the venue, you leave with a silly smile. Uproot tours Florida regularly and can be seen troughout the state with a high concentration at home in South Florida all year round, with stints in Ireland, and up the Eastern seaboard. The Lad's would love to come to your town and show you a real good time!
 
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    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 9:00 PM
Stache Happy Hour + Tasty Vibrations
Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar – Stache Happy Hour, Lauderdale's top shelf blend of hand crafted cocktails, atmosphere, live music and great people. Every Friday. 2-4-1 bar 5-9pm Free Admission | 21+ ---------------------------------- Tasty Vibrations is South Florida's unique ukulele/acoustic duo/trio covering everything from Reggae, R&B, Classic Rock, Funk, and today's top 40's.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 @ 9:00 PM
Comedy Improv Show featuring Daddy's Little Nest Egg
Sick Puppies Comedy – TICKETS ARE $20 AT THE DOOR and $15 ONLINE OR $9.99/mo! Before you make your purchase, consider saving $5 and subscribe to our SPC Show Pass! www.spcshowpass.com. For $9.99 a month you can see all of our Sick Puppies Shows. That's over 8 shows a month! Sick Puppies Comedy has been packing houses for 4 years in Boca Raton and we have a reputation for fun and comedy. If you've never seen a live improv show, you're in for a treat. We create our shows on the spot, off the tops of our heads, with your suggestions. The Cast includes Sick Puppies Cast Members: Aaron Blye, Ben Brouckaert, Eddie Seage, and Nick Henriquez. Seating is extremely limited and advance purchase is highly recommended. About Sick Puppies Comedy Established in 2012, Sick Puppies Comedy was started by Casey Casperson and 12 of his improv friends. After their previous company had broken up, they started performing shows in Boca Raton. Nearly 5 years later, the company has expanded to 23 cast members, 50 current students and over 400 past students to create 3 ensemble teams as well as 2 house teams. They perform most of their shows at Center Stage Boca Raton where they also teach improv and stand up comedy. You can see at least 6 Sick Puppies' Shows a month at Center Stage and Annual Subscriptions are recommended if you plan on coming often. You can see on Yelp that we are highly rated. Come see a show and like our page on Facebook.
 
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    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 9:30 PM
Del Pelson, Observatory & Monty
Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery – $8 - 9:30pm - 18+ Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery presents Del Pelson, Observatory & Monty! Come for a full night of music, ranging from surf to rock to soul and so much more! $8 general admission. Door open at 8:00pm, show starts at 9:30pm. 18+ must have valid ID to enter. Del Pelson https://www.facebook.com/delpelson/ Observatory https://www.facebook.com/Observatory904/ Monty https://www.facebook.com/PMontyMusic/
 
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    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 10:00 PM
Dubliner: SpiderCherry
The Dubliner – SpiderCherry: https://www.facebook.com/spidercherry