A&E Roundup: Early December

Theater, virtual fundraisers and more South Florida events fill your calendar in early December

For the ocean. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation takes its fundraiser online. During the 12th annual event, Harvey and GHOF Project Manager Jessica Harvey will broadcast from their home port of Grand Cayman, where they will take viewers on a tour through the year of GHOF research. Viewers will get face to face with sharks, marlin and invited celebrity guests, including a special musical performance. There’s also a silent auction with original and reproduced Guy Harvey artwork, fishing trips and more. The event takes place Dec. 3, 8 p.m., at this website.


Holiday fun. Westfield Broward is launching several initiatives to make the holidays special despite the pandemic. Among them, Drive ‘N Drag Saves Christmas, an outdoor concert featuring iconic stars from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Attendees will get a live theatrical experience from the safety of their cars, concert style lighting, jumbotron screens and more. Ticket prices range from $69-$150. Events are Dec. 1-2. Click here for tickets.


Winter wonderland. Boca Center presents a variety of events during #MerryAtBocaCenter from Dec. 4 through Jan. 4, benefiting Spirit of Giving Network. Events include virtual Santa green screen photo ops (Dec. 5), a snow globe workshop (Dec. 12), Holiday Music Fridays (each Friday through Jan 4). Click here for more information.


For the art lovers. Those missing Art Basel this year can indulge in a virtual art discussion featuring local artists. Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine P.L., in partnership with Hillel at Florida International University (FIU), hosts Unity Through Art. The virtual art discussion will be live from the home of Alan Kluger, Founder of Kluger Kaplan and an art aficionado outside of his law practice. The panel will be moderated by local art professional Laura Raifee and feature renowned contemporary artists and gallerists including David Castillo, Xaviera Simmons and Tschabalala Self. While showcasing the pieces of art via screen share, the focus of the panel will be art as a unifier of people and their work as unifiers. Event is Dec. 3. Click here for more.


(Pictured above) Christmas in Paris. Actors’ Playhouse reopens the Miracle Theatre with Madeline’s Christmas, a musical adaptation of the classic children’s books by Ludwig Bemelmans. With book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby and music by Shirley Mier, the day begins like any other day for Madeline, her friends and their caretaker Miss Clavel, but soon ends in disaster when everyone but Madeline gets sick. Tickets are $25. Performances are Dec. 5-19. Click here for tickets.


Keep the light on. The Ghost Light Society hosts its 11th annual soirée in benefit of Broward Center’s Road to Recovery Fund. The virtual Superhero Soirée features musical performances by classical/hip-hop duo Black Violin, Broadway actress Syndee Winters and more. Tickets are $50. Event is Dec. 4. Click here for more.

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