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October 2020
2 nd
- Dec
22 nd
Interior: Twenty Thousand Miles of Photographs for Tempor Exhibition 12:00 am | Bailey Contemporary Arts Central and East Galleries
Interior: Twenty Thousand Miles of Photographs for Tempor Exhibition

Vanishing Point: Ten Thousand Miles of Photographs for Tempor is an an ongoing collaboration between Scott Cartwright, and his wife, Jenny Lynn Weitz Amaré-Cartwright. Covering subjects related to traveling and exploring North America, the exhibition features original film photography about history, politics, and immigration—inviting viewers to dive into a variety of fields and encouraging self-reflection and awareness about the environment.

9 th
- Dec
26 th
Lines of Expression Exhibition 12:00 am | Pompano Beach Cultural Center Art Gallery
Lines of Expression Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the creative force of Latin American Geometric Abstraction with an exhibition featuring six South Florida artists working in this field. The exhibition will feature painting, printmaking and sculptures from featured artists: Morela Avilan, Diana Font, Saul Galavis, Magdaly Montenegro, Marianela Perez and Wuilfredo Soto.

9 th
- Dec
26 th
Unfamiliar Ground Exhibition by Missy Pierce 12:00 am | Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Unfamiliar Ground Exhibition by Missy Pierce

Florida artist Missy Pierce has exhibited her work throughout the US, as well as in the UK, Brazil, and New Zealand. She works as an artist-in-residence at the Arts Warehouse of Delray Beach, FL, juries art competitions in Florida, and teaches art in Italy. She has studied multi-media art in Les Angles, France; Portland, Oregon; Berkeley, California; and Boca Raton, Florida. Pierce holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego, CA. She practiced law in California for ten years before becoming an artist. Missy Pierce is a past Bailey Contemporary Arts' Artist-in-Residence, and one of her public art projects is a Pompano Fish.

Missy's paintings, collage and book art explore the nature of identity. She is particularly interested in the contradicting parts of the self within each of us--especially the parts that can't easily be reconciled with the image we present outwardly. For this reason, her art focuses on the parts and pieces that comprise the whole being, whether those be the personal and social experiences that mold us or the cellular and genetic makeup that forms the essence of who we are. She combines diverse materials and painting styles to reflect the various influences on these conflicting threads of identity. This may include pages ripped from her old legal briefs, vibrant Caribbean colors, studies on insect anatomy and cellular structure, scribbled household "to do" lists, fabrics from her mother's generation, the electrified neon of the 70's, to the absurdest images of today's meme culture. Missy explore ways to tie these incongruent elements together in her art, whether it be through multiple layers, obsessively patterned details, or the biomorphic shapes that cavort and dance their way across the canvas.

23 rd
- Oct
31 st
Costume Contest - Virtual 12:00 am | Virtual Event
Costume Contest - Virtual

The virtual Costume contest is from October 23rd – 31st.

Costumes will be judged in the following categories by the Parks and Recreation Staff

  • Scariest Costume
  • Best Duo
  • Baby Costume
  • Cutest Costume
  • Most Original
  • Funniest
  • Best Over all

Costume contest winners will be receiving a Halloween category award.

To participate please see the instructions below. Please note that the link will only be active from October 23rd - 31st.

Step 1: Visit this Link (Not active until October 23rd)

Step 2: Take Photo (selfie or full body)

Step 3: Pick optional Frame and Stickers

Step 4: Write a little something about your photo (optional)

Step 5: Share your photo on social media or Download Photo

Step 6: Share on City Facebook Page for Costume Contest #COPBBOOBASHDRIVE

24 th
- Nov
30 th
Fushu Daiko 30th Anniversary Virtual Concert 7:00 pm | online
Fushu Daiko 30th Anniversary Virtual Concert

This virtual concert premieres on October 24 at 7:00 PM. The Fushu Daiko organization was established in 1990 and is celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2020. This virtual concert is an energetic representation of the beautiful spirited tradition of Taiko Drumming. Taiko is discipline of body, strength, power, and stamina, as well as mindfulness, self-control, and spirit. This performance includes three great Odaiko drums and an assortment of barrel drums, bells, gongs, conch shells and Japanese bamboo flute.

Once you purchase your ticket, the link will be sent to you and will be available until November 30, 2020. Tickets are available for purchase through November 30, 2020.

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27 th
Test Event 6:00 pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center
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Test Event

28 th
Creative Documentation Virtual Workshop -- Techniques of Documenting Your Artwork and Collectibles 6:00 pm | Online
Creative Documentation Virtual Workshop -- Techniques of Documenting Your Artwork and Collectibles

This workshop takes place on October 28 at 6 pm. RSVP on Eventbrite.
This short, informal workshop is created with artists and collectors in mind who are looking for creative ways to document and share their work with minimal equipment. Participants will learn different techniques and best practices to quickly capture quality photo and video of their artwork or collectibles on their smartphones. After a review of standards of artwork documentation, the workshop will go over a basic shot list and jump into alternative documentation methods including stop motion animation, prop use and model interventions. Participants will leave the workshop with fun photo and video documentation of their work for use in websites, social media and print.

Suggested Materials for Workshop

  • smart phone
  • small 2D, small 3D and book or zine work
  • large desk, table or work area
  • positionable lights or lamps
  • Suggested: Tripod and Cell Phone attachment for tripod
  • Suggested: large white paper, posterboard, or portable light studio


Sarah Michelle Rupert is an artist, educator and cultural producer living and working in Miami, FL. Working with photography, video, collage, drawing and animation, her creative practice revolves around consumer and mass-communication culture and its beautiful, tragic and humorous interactions within contemporary life and the environment. As a cultural producer, she works collaboratively with artists and organizations to build innovative and fun projects across artistic disciplines. She is the Director of Collections at Girls' Club Collection, a private collection and nonprofit alternative art space in Fort Lauderdale. She is a founding co-director of SPF: Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale and Tropic Bound Artist's Book Fair, and works with artists and collectives to realize ambitious projects through program and grant development.

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29 th
Montage – A Virtual Film Series 10-29-20 6:00 pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Montage – A Virtual Film Series 10-29-20

This LIVE event takes place On October 29 at 6:00 pm, we welcome Juliana Tafur, an award-winning trilingual content director and journalist committed to using the power of film to generate consciousness about some of the most pressing issues of our time. We will screen LIST(e)N - a feature length documentary which highlights our common humanity amidst the growing polarization in the U.S followed by a conversation with Juliana.

Montage is back--virtually. Our film series returns with an insightful and moving experience that will open-up a dialogue about our relationship with sugar. Sign up for this FREE event, which features a film screening and a Q&A session with the filmmaker.

Register for this Free Virtual Event on Eventbrite. A link to access the program will be emailed to you on the day of the event. Tag your friends and watch together.

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30 th
- Feb
10 th
Esther Rolle Centennial Exhibition 12:00 am | Ali Cultural Arts
Esther Rolle Centennial Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the 100th birthday of Pompano Beach native, actor and activist Esther Rolle by featuring vibrant artworks inspired by her life and accomplishments. Artists from across the country pay homage to the late actress through colorful portraits, they also reminisce about here work and influence in the film industry and celebrate her activist role in the Civil Rights movement.


Cesar Ceballos, Michael Hugue, Tola Mahoney, Brittany Williams May, Chic Moore, Vena Paylo, Babette Thomas, Stephanie Wingate, Tracy Wingate, Vanessa Withun.

31 st
Music is Your Ali 10:00 am | Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd
Music is Your Ali

Cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

30 Minute Sessions: 1 Student per Session

The Music Is Your Ali program is currently offering instruction in piano, guitar and drums. Students 12 and up are invited to join us each Saturday, for free 30-minute music lessons thanks, in part, to the support of the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation. Take this opportunity to grow your skill and fuel your passion!

31 st
HallowSCREAM Trick or Treat 6:00 pm | Mcnair Recreation Center
HallowSCREAM Trick or Treat

HallowSCREAM trick or treat

6pm – 8pm

McNair Center, 951 NW 27th Avenue

Come drive through and trick or treat at McNair Center on Halloween. Candy and treats will be given out while supplies last! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be required for all attendees to remain in their vehicles.