The City of Sunrise is excited to present three free events
to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.:
A Night of the Arts in Celebration of Dr. King
Sunday, January 14, 2018, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Youth Poetry Workshop
Monday, January 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- “Pioneers of Change” Reception (Art Gallery, 6:00 p.m.) Works from local artists - including George Moss, George Gadson, Vanta Black, John English, Sharon Thomas Duca, Anabel Peicher, Barbara Longwill, Judith Schwab, and Dr. Wilma Seigel - showcase the rich history and enduring accomplishments of the African diaspora. Their pieces are complemented by historical items on loan from the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. Free admission and light refreshments.
- Concert and Poetry SOLD OUT (Theatre, 7:00 p.m.) Live music by talented performers – including the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble and vocalist Lyneise Rachelle – enriched by the words of youth poets. Limited seating: Up to four free general admission tickets per family. All Concert and Poetry tickets have been distributed! Please call (954) 747-4646 to be added to our waiting list.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Students age 13 to 19 are invited to participate in a creative and engaging writing workshop that blends the literary arts and civic responsibility. This hands-on session will be facilitated by Darius Daughtry – founder and creative director of the Art Prevails Project – and will center on Jacqueline Woodson’s award-winning novel in verse, “Brown Girl Dreaming.” Participants will receive copies of the book and writing supplies, along with breakfast and lunch, and will watch the City’s 1:30 p.m. screening of Hidden Figures. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. (Please note that our registration deadline has been extended to Friday, January 12.) Download our Poetry Workshop Registration Form, and call (954) 747-4662 with any questions.
Family Film: Hidden Figures
Monday, January 15, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
This Oscar-nominated film tells the true story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who played a key role at NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Their brilliance and desire to dream big – even in the face of adversity – made them true American heroes. Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae, and is rated PG. Limited seating: Up to four free general admission tickets per family. Call (954) 747-4646 for details.