Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival this Weekend
One of our community’s most treasured events – the Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival – returns this weekend to Welleby Park (11100 NW 44th Street, Sunrise 33351). Woodstock features artisans with handmade crafts, plant vendors, entertainment, international foods and appearances by Santa.
The Festival is open on Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, December 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per person or six cans of food. Children under 12 get in free!
Please note that only the Welleby Park entrance on NW 44th Street will be open! Free parking and shuttle service will also be available at the lot on the corner of Josh Lee Boulevard and West Oakland Park Boulevard, adjacent to All Saints. Visit www.woodstockartsfest.com
for more information.
Art Gallery Reception on Saturday, December 3
The Sunrise Civic Center Gallery is hosting a free opening reception this Saturday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m. in celebration of its new exhibit, “Works of heART.” Meet talented artist Jennifer Love Gironda and enjoy light refreshments.
Jennifer’s work focuses almost exclusively on the female face and form. Her pieces are colorful, whimsical, and influenced by fashion. For this show, Jennifer has selected one piece from each of her monthly themes - a total of 60 images. To view each series in its entirety, visit www.jenniferlovegironda.com
. “Works of heART” will be on display through January 7.
The Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, and is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. Call (954) 747-4646 for more information.
"Lyrical Lounge" Teen Open Mic Night on December 9
The City’s monthly Lyrical Lounge
open mic night provides a forum for poets, musicians, singers, and other talented teens. Get in on the act next Friday, December 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, 33351).
Lyrical Lounge admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration for performers is recommended: Call (954) 747-4662 for details.
Lyrical Lounge is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation
and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network
Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 10
This special holiday event is set for Saturday, December 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, 33351).
Join us for a magical Winter Wonderland
, complete with snow play for children 12 and under! Decorate your own tasty treats in Santa's Sweet Shoppe, play holiday games, and bring your camera for a holiday photo op. (Don't be late! Santa arrives at 2:00 p.m.)
Winter Wonderland is sponsored by Memorial Healthcare System. Admission is $5 per participant. For more information, contact the Leisure Services Department at (954) 747-4600.
On Stage in the City of Sunrise
Don’t miss these upcoming events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre:
The Nutcracker Ballet
Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m.
The Russian Ballet of Orlando performs this holiday favorite about a young girl named Clara, a brave Nutcracker Prince, and his fierce battle with the Mouse King. Enjoy spectacular dancing, beautiful costumes, and the lush music of Tchaikovsky. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
Sunrise Pops in Concert
Sunday, December 18, at 2:00 p.m.
The Sunrise Pops orchestra is proud to present their 30th season! Enjoy the Pops’ delightful renditions of Broadway show tunes; popular and dance music; light classical and opera favorites; and movie themes. Tickets for individual performances: $37 premium reserved, $33 general reserved. Prorated subscriptions are also available.
Becky’s New Car
Two shows: Saturday January 7, at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, January 8, at 2:00 p.m.
Becky Foster feels trapped in middle age, in middle management, and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life, and the audience is given a chance to ride shotgun. This original comedy is presented by Curtain Call Productions. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows. Call (954) 747-4646 for ticket information, or purchase tickets online at https://www.sunrisefl.gov/tickets.html.
“Tunes ‘N Trucks” Concert on November 18
The City’s seasonal outdoor concert series continues in January! Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard) on the following dates to enjoy an assortment of food trucks (6:00 p.m.) and live music (7:00 p.m.). Admission is free.
Friday, January 20
– Soul Circus Cowboys
Friday, February 10
– The Motowners
Friday, March 10
– Rick St. James and the Rod Stewart Experience
Friday, April 28
– Havoc 305
Friday, May 19
– Johnny Dee and the Starlights
Call the City’s Leisure Services Department for more information: (954) 747-4600.