Insider's Guide Feb. 13-17

Insider's Guide Feb. 13-17

Feb. 11-17, 2016
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“When I walked into the venue, I started crying and just knew it was the one,” Erica Linden, who married Roman Strohmenger, said of the Bonnet House.
'Deadpool' – The IMAX Experience
See the new film based on Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who goes by the alter ego Deadpool.
Feb. 11-25; AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater in Fort Lauderdale; $15 (adults and seniors), $12 (children and military)

The Color of Words: Poetry of the Global Black Experience
Edward Cornejo, an assistant history professor at Broward College, will read poems that highlight the black experience from different parts of the world. 
Feb. 11, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Broward College South Campus in Pembroke Pines; free

Cares About South Florida Celebration
Attend an evening of jets, exotic cars and music while bidding on auction items. All proceeds will benefit the Crockett Foundation, which helps inspire youth through health and education.
Feb. 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale; free

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Hillsong United
Australian-based worship group Hillsong United is touring North America with special guests Rend Collective. 
Feb. 11, 7 p.m.; BB&T Center in Sunrise; $22.25+

Young Artist Music Series
The University of Miami Frost Opera Theater will hold a concert under the moon and stars.
Feb. 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Bonnet House Museum and Gardens in Fort Lauderdale; $35-$45

Amore with Norma
Just before before watching the opera "Norma" at the Broward Center, enjoy a wine tasting experience in the Intermezzo Lounge. Guests can use the code Norma20 at checkout to purchase this discounted package. 
Feb. 11 and Feb. 13, 7 p.m.; Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale; $32+

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Sweets For Your Sweetheart
JP's Chocolate Shoppe is selling 16- and 25-count heart-shaped truffle boxes, artisan truffles and chocolate roses for Valentine's Day. Shoppers can enjoy 10 percent off their Valentine’s Day purchases and take photos with “Hunky Cupid.”  
Feb. 12, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; JP’s Chocolate Shoppe in Wilton Manors; free

PostSecret: The Show
Take a visual, auditory and emotional journey through this show that will feature projected images from the popular PostSecret project.
Feb. 12, 8 p.m.; Parker PlayHouse in Fort Lauderdale; $30.50+

Pick Up & Picnic
Help your community every second Saturday of the month. This month’s project is painting the Canoe House at Birch State Park. Paint, rollers and brushes will be provided.
Feb. 13, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale; free

Andrea Bocelli
Let Italian-born tenor Andrea Bocelli sway you and your loved ones just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Feb. 13-14, 8 p.m.; Hard Rock Live in Hollywood; $205+

Decorate Your Own Chocolate Heart
Head over to any Hoffman’s Chocolates location to decorate your own chocolate heart. The opportunity is only open to the first 100 children, so make sure to get there early,
Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Hoffman’s Chocolates; free

One-Stop Shopping for Valentine's Day
Men, treat your woman to jewelry from Alex and Ani. Customers who spend $75 at participating locations will be gifted one long-stemmed rose and a box of macarons. 
Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Alex and Ani in Fort Lauderdale

Kendra Scott Trunk Show & Mini Makeovers
Enjoy complimentary mimosas and sweets, and shop for Kendra Scott jewelry at a discount of 15 percent off. Stop by on Feb. 13 for mini makeovers from Beauty for Real founder Leslie Munsell.
Feb. 11-14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (trunk show) and Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (makeovers); Lilac and Lilies in Fort Lauderdale

Symphony of the Americas: Opera to Broadway
World renowned singers from the original production of famous operas and Broadway selections will grace the stage of the Amaturo Theater. 
Feb. 14, 2 p.m.; Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale; $62+

My Funny Valentine
Celebrate the holiday with a standup comedy show. Five of the funniest comedians in South Florida attack the topics of love, dating, marriage and divorce from all angles. There will be no cover charge, and drink specials will set the mood for a night of laughter.
Feb. 14, 8 p.m.; Living Room at W Fort Lauderdale; free 

Adopt a Sweetheart
Find a new best friend at the Broward Humane Society, and name your own adoption fee at this special event. 
Feb. 14-15, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale; free 

Serenade on Broadway
All of your favorite Broadway hits just made it into one show. Listen to Tom Wagner, considered one of the best male voices on Broadway, perform the best of the best, including tunes from "Phantom of the Opera," "Wicked" and "Les Miserables."
Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Coral Springs Center for the Arts; $39.22

eCommerce Expo South Florida
Business professionals, ranging from manufacturers and wholesalers to distributors and retailers, will gather for the annual expo. This a full-day event featuring 13 speakers on topics including web design, development, marketing and security.
Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Bahia Mar Hotel in Fort Lauderdale; free

Black History Month Speaker: Robert Runcie
Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools Robert Runcie will talk about the contributions African Americans have made to the education system. 
Feb. 17, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Broward College North Campus in Coconut Creek; free


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