The Lifestyle List

Starting this weekend

Cirque Du Soleil’s first ice show comes to South Florida

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal

  • The entertainment company presents its first ice show, which combines skating with the famous acrobatic stunts that have delighted millions around the world. Gymnasts and skaters perform both on the ice and in air in the company’s 42nd original production, which tells the story of a girl and her journey of self-discovery.
  • When: Through July 29
  • Where: BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise
  • Tickets: Starting at $54
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Plus: Give back for back to school

  • The Hopkins Team (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate team) is holding a Back-to-School Drive for school supplies now through Aug. 5. The Team will distribute all collected school supplies to students at Broward County Public Schools.
  • Donation Location: Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 600 N. Pine Island Rd., #150, Plantation,
  • When: Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • What to give: Backpacks, lunch bags, markers, highlighters, pencil boxes or pouches, protractors and rulers, scissors, colored pencils, crayons, notebooks and loose-leaf paper, pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, flash drives, binders and dividers, folders, glue sticks, wide ruled one-subject notebooks, composition notebooks, ruled index cards, calculators (TI-109,TI-83, TI-30X), and gift cards (Target, Walmart, Office Depot).
  • Contact: 954-915-8011; email [email protected]



Friday, July 20

Go retro, classical or Broadway


Lifestyle’s Pick: Laser Fridays at Frost Planetarium (pictured above)

  • Frost Science rocks out in the Frost Planetarium on the first and third Friday of every month with retro classic laser shows. This Friday, enjoy a light show to the music of Michael Jackson, Queen, Daft Punk and Pink Floyd.
  • Purchase food and beverage from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the Main Atrium by STARR Catering Group.
  • When: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Where: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
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K.C. & the Sunshine Band

  • “Get down tonight” with some feel-good 1970s disco, performed by the Florida-born band.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center, 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale
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Big3 Basketball

  • The three-on-three basketball league completes its second season at the home of the NBA’s Miami Heat.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: AmericanAirlines Arena
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Throughout the summer, Symphony of the Americas welcomes soloists from European orchestras in two programs. At Boca Raton, they present Program Two.

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
  • Tickets: $20; VIP $45 (VIP seat & post-reception)$20 | VIP $45 (VIP seat & post-reception)
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South Florida Book Festival

  • Book discussions, talks, workshops, cooking demonstrations and more from chef Kevin Belton, author Mary Monroe, TV personality Martin Amado and others.
  • When: July 20-21; main event, July 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Where: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
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Broadway Festival of South Florida

  • The event celebrates the diversity of arts in Broward County and includes such activities as community theater, art exhibit, song contest and master classes.
  • When: July 20-22
  • Where: Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar
  • Contact:


“West Side Story”

  • The New York-set “Romeo and Juliet” retelling is beloved for Leonard Bernstein’s music, including the memorable songs “Maria,” “Tonight” and “Somewhere.”
  • When: July 20-Aug. 12
  • Where: Susan B. Katz Theater of the Performing Arts, 17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines
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Friday Night Sound Waves

  • The free live music series on Fort Lauderdale Beach continues with Danny Garcia, South Florida guitarist, singer/songwriter who’s performed with a variety of Latin music superstars.
  • Where: The Hub at Las Olas & A1A
  • When: 6-9 p.m.
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Twilight Concert Series at Gulfstream Park

  • Starting today, Gulfstream Park features live Thoroughbred horse racing followed by a free concert with a variety of acts performing throughout the summer. This Friday, enjoy Eclipse Band Live, the ultimate party band.
  • For a drink with your music, The Sport of Kings Theatre offers happy hour from 7-8 p.m.
  • When: Race starts at 2:15 p.m.; Concert is 7-11 p.m.; Fridays through Aug. 31
  • Where: 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
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Saturday, July 21

Take a cruise or enjoy a rock show



  • Throughout the summer, Symphony of the Americas welcomes soloists from European orchestras in two programs. At Fort Lauderdale, they present Program One.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Tickets: $20; $35; VIP $60 (VIP seat & post-reception)
  • Contact: 954-462-0202;


The Cambridge Impronauts

  • The British improv group performs in support of the Next Step Institute of Integrative Medicine on its North American debut.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center
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Butterfly Garden Opening

  • A ceremony celebrating the official opening of the preserve’s butterfly garden honors late Delray Beach lifeguard Walter Baum.
  • When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Leon M. Weekes Environmental Preserve, 2900 Albatross Road, Delray Beach
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Cruisin’ Down the River

  • The Bonnet House hosts a paddlewheel boat ride down the New River, which stops at Kelly’s Landing and features music from the Gold Coast Banjo Band.
  • When: 5-7 p.m.
  • Where: 440 N. New River Drive East, Fort Lauderdale
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Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton

  • “Come alive” with the celebrated British guitarist and a band that helped define classic rock.
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center
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Ballet Of Wo(Men)

  • Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami shake up gender norms of ballet with female-led choreography.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
  • Info:


Sunday, July 22

An overlooked look at classical music


Miami Spice Sunday Brunch Mash-Up

  • Chef Gordon Maybury of Corsair kitchen + Bar at Turnberry Isle Miami and Chef Cesar Zapata of Phuc Yea host a multi-course midday extravaganza that will offer an exclusive sneak peek of their Miami Spice brunch menus before the program officially kicks off on August 1, 2018.
  • When: 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Phuc Yea, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
  • Tickets: $50
  • Info:


Even the Score: Discovering Music by Women Composers

  • The recital features music by overlooked women composers with oboist Carly Gordon, vocalist Shanna Nolan Gundry and the Even the Score Ensemble.
  • When: 3 p.m.
  • Where: Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real
  • Contact:


Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

  • The Off-Broadway hit, based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book, takes on dating and marriage and more.
  • When: 2 p.m.
  • Where: Mizner Park Cultural Center
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Letterpress Postcards from Paradise

  • Learn to set type, lock up a form, and print using a Vandercook SP15 proofing press and a tabletop platen press. Students will leave with a stack of their own letterpress printed postcards to send out to family and friends.
  • When: noon-5 p.m.
  • Where: IS Projects, 17 NW Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale
  • Cost: $80
  • Contact:



Bonus: Miami Spa Month

Each week this month, Lifestyle features a spa with specials for Miami Spa Month


Elemis Spa

  • Some treatments available include:
    • Fire & Ice massage: Heated Basalt stones and an ice-cool, refreshing gel will gently detoxify the body and address areas of concern, alleviating stress and easing aching muscles. ($109)
    • Restorative Salt Stone: This deeply restorative massage will leave you feeling energized, recharged and ready for the demands of modern life. Himalayan salt resonates with the Earth’s frequency to improve mental alertness and overall wellbeing. Warm salt stones are bathed in personally selected aromatics to contour the body and diffuse negative energy, reduce stress, and alleviate muscle tension, completed by a re-energizing scalp massage for a truly uplifting experience. ($109)
  • Where: Shops at Merrick Park, 330 San Lorenzo Ave., Suite 2345, Coral Gables
  • Contact:
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