Sunrise Arts & Crafts Festival / Winter Wonderland this Saturday
This new Sunrise Arts & Crafts Festival combines the best of two seasonal Sunrise favorites – the Woodstock Arts and Crafts Festival, and Winter Wonderland. Join in the fun this Saturday, December 2, at Sunrise Athletic Complex (11501 NW 44th Street).
From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., visitors can shop for handmade arts and crafts, and enjoy delicious food vendor selections. Download our Festival flyer for a complete list of participating vendors by category.
Children age 12 and under can experience snow and play holiday games in our Winter Wonderland area, open only from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Don't miss Santa's arrival at 10:00 a.m.) Admission to the Festival is free, but Winter Wonderland entry is $5. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
We’ll also have a variety of performances on our Community Entertainment Stage:
| 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
|| Somerset Prep Choir: vocal performance
| 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
|| Encore Dance: dance performances
| 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
|| Welleby Elementary: choir performance
| 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
|| Baptist Health: Zumba
| 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
|| Dance FX: dance performances
| 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
|| Joy Deco Enterprises: gymnastic performance
| 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
|| Pro Music Plus: instrumental performance
Donations of canned/non-perishable food for the City of Sunrise Food Pantry will be gratefully accepted.
For more information, please call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.
Celebrate the Arts in the City of Sunrise
Don’t miss these exciting events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre:
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Friday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m.
Based on the Victor Hugo novel with songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Watch as this timeless tale is brought to life by the youth performers of Inside Out Theatre Company! Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
Tony Bennett Tribute Concert
Sunday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m.
South Florida Legends presents Steve Leeds - a talented performer who looks and sounds like the amazing Tony Bennett. Hear your favorites from Bennett's remarkable 67-year career, including I Left My Heart in San Francisco, The Good Life, Rags to Riches
, and Because of You. Tony Bennett paid Steve the ultimate compliment: "Keep singing, kid! We need younger guys like you in the business. We need singers who can sing the great standards.” Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
“The Nutcracker” Ballet
TWO SHOWS: Sunday, December 10, at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The Russian Ballet of Orlando brings spectacular dancing, beautiful costumes, and lush music to the Sunrise stage. Start your holiday season with us and bring your whole family to enjoy this holiday favorite. Recommended for all ages. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
“It’s Only a Play”
Saturday, January 6, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (Cash bar available Saturday only.)
Hilarity ensues when a Broadway show’s producer, playwright, director, and cast eagerly await their opening night reviews. Presented by Curtain Call Playhouse, this comedy features some of the funniest lines to roll off a stage in years. 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 information, or purchase tickets online at https://www.sunrisefl.gov/tickets.html.
Rep Your School at Word Up!
The City’s ninth annual poetry slam is set for Wednesday, December 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Hear some of the best spoken-word artists from high schools across Broward County compete for cash prizes and bragging rights.
This year’s poets include:
- Amayah Morales, Piper High
- Dametre Williams, Hollywood Hills High
- Ismael Timane, Piper High
- Joseph Jean, Piper High
- Laudz Fenelus, Hollywood Hills High
- Lucia Vieites, Charles W. Flanagan High
- Madison Person, Western High
- Nyah Hardmon, Cypress Bay High
- Ramis Hashmi, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
- Sydnie Cohen, Cypress Bay High
We’ll also have intermission entertainment and an Audience Choice award. Word Up! is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. Reserved seating is just $5 per ticket. Call the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office (954-747-4646), or visit www.sunrisefl.gov/wordup
Vendors Wanted for "Taste of Sunrise"
The City’s inaugural Taste of Sunrise
event is set for Wednesday, January 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard).
Restaurant owners: Don't miss this opportunity to promote your establishment, meet and attract new customers, and show off your culinary skills. It's free to register! Complete our Taste of Sunrise application (available at www.sunrisefl.gov/taste
) and submit it no later than Friday, December 22. Please call Marisa at (954) 747-4642 with any questions, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foodies (and everyone with an appetite): Enjoy samples from local restaurants and celebrate the diverse cultures and flavors they represent. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $20 at the door. Visit the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office or call (954) 747-4646.
Please note that this event was rescheduled from its original date of September 22. Previously-purchased tickets will be honored.
Register Now for Youth Recreation Baseball & Softball
It’s time for another exciting season of America’s pastime! Registration is open through Friday, January 5. Here’s a quick overview of the program:
Boys and girls age 4 to 16 will be drafted on teams based on their age and skill level, as determined by player ratings. (Call 954-747-4600 for a ratings schedule.)
Games and Practices.
Our Youth Recreation Baseball & Softball season runs from February to May. Practices will tentatively begin on February 5, and are typically held on weeknights at 6:00 p.m. or later, and on weekends. Teams will practice two or three times per week before the beginning of season. Depending on the Division, games will be played on one weeknight and on a Saturday or Sunday.
Registration is $75 for Sunrise residents and $110 for non-residents. The City of Sunrise provides each player with a shirt, pants/shorts, socks, and a team ball cap. Players must supply a glove. Rubber molded cleats are also recommended.
Sign up now!
Call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department for more information, and to register: (954) 747-4600.