How would you like to enjoy the latest Broadway shows, concerts and other performances for free?

You don’t have to sing for your supper as the old adage goes, but there is a catch.

The Broward Center is seeking volunteer ushers to serve as community ambassadors at its downtown Fort Lauderdale complex, as well as affiliated venues The Parker, Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova Southeastern University and the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in Aventura. 

“A dynamic mix of theater-lovers, from retired seniors and baby boomers to high school students, volunteer ushers enjoy the opportunity to expand their horizons, explore new interests and be part of the cultural community of South Florida. Ushers commit to a regular weekly shift, choosing an evening or matinee schedule to welcome patrons and guide them to their seats,” according to an announcement from the Broward Center. 

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London Film Festival Comes to Fort Lauderdale

The 15th annual I WILL TELL International Film Festival launches an 11-day spectacular hybrid event starting Monday, Aug. 30 and running through Thursday, Sept. 9 with live screenings presented at Savor Cinema in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

I WILL TELL International Film Festival has been held for the past 14 years in London, and was established as a platform for story-telling that provokes change at an individual and societal level.

In an announcement, festival founder Jenny Lee said, “We are excited about the expansion of the festival to the wonderful, creative, multicultural and diverse melting pot that is South Florida, and we hope this festival will be a fresh and unique addition to the community’s film scene.”

The festival will include more than 70 dramatic features, documentaries, animated and short films from over 30 countries with themes including race, faith, gender, relationships, technology, health and wellbeing.

Tickets start at $15 at or at the Savor Cinema box office.

Dancer-Turned-Artist Featured in Miami Beach Exhibit

“In the Waking Hour,” a collection of paintings by Alexander Peters, will be on display in the Butterfly Garden at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden from Aug. 19 through Oct. 3.

This will be the first solo exhibition for Peters, a resident of Miami Beach and principal dancer with the Miami City Ballet. His foray into painting coincided with the departure of his husband to attend medical school in Philadelphia. Looking for a way to pass time in these new periods of solitude, he found that painting filled a void and provided a new sense of artistic sustenance, according to notes about the exhibition.

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