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7 Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale - January Monthly Guide

Faena Live production


Worth the drive to Miami Beach is Samsara Cabaret, a new original Faena Live production at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach. This intimate showcase (offered through May on select nights) allows audiences to experience stunning visuals, contemporary dance, cirque nouveau, live music, state-of-the-art technology, fire performance and more. (Ticket prices vary; faena.com)


The Florida Jazz and Blues Jam will take place at Sunset Cove Amphitheater on Jan. 26. Catch performances from musicians like Larry Carlton and Sonny Landreth. (Ticket prices vary; musicjamproductions.com)

Jeannie Maddox Mixed Media
Jeannie Maddox, Mixed Media


Voted in the top 100 art shows in the nation, the 10th annual Hot Works Boca Raton Fine Art Show will return Jan. 26 and 27 at Sanborn Square Park. Stroll through to view different mediums of original work available for purchase. (free; hotworks.org)

Delray Beach Fashion Week


Head to “the Ave” for five days of fashion during Delray Beach Fashion Week from Jan. 23 to 27. Mingle with local designers and attend events including fashion luncheons and runways presentations, the Stiletto Race and Shopping the Runway. (Ticket prices vary; delrayfashionweek.com)


Head to Old School Square for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, which will take place over six days from Jan. 21 to 26. This year’s guest poet will be Sharon Olds, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than 10 poetry books. (Ticket prices vary; palmbeachpoetryfestival.org)


The Pegasus World Cup Championship returns to Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25 and 26. This star-studded event will feature thoroughbred horse racing, food and fashion, and a LIV Nightclub pop-up trackside. (Tickets from $60; pegasusworldcup.com)

Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater


Roll out your mat and join 3,000 yogis at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater for the Something Big Yoga event. Celebrating its fifth anniversary on New Year’s Day,  the community class will be led by rewnowned yoga teacher Leslie Glickman and her husband, Andy. (free; somethingbigyoga.com)

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Pegasus World Cup

Experience a horse race like no other as the Pegasus World Cup Invitational returns Jan. 27 to Gulfstream Park. The second invitational will offer elevated food and beverages, live entertainment and world-class thoroughbred racing. (Tickets from $75; pegasusworldcup.com)

Art Fair on the Water

Travel via water taxi to Art Fort Lauderdale from Jan. 25 to 28 to view exhibitions by emerging artists. The four-day art fair transports attendees from Bahia Mar Yachting Center along the Intracoastal with stops at vacant multimillion-dollar waterfront properties. (Tickets from $36; artftlauderdale.com)

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Rock the Runway

Take part in an elegant evening featuring men’s and women’s fashion at “Rock the Runway” fashion show on Jan. 19 at Boca Rio Golf Club. Hosted by Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County chapter, the fashion show features a dinner and silent and live auctions, which will raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease. ($150; parkinson.org/southpalmbeachcounty)

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Delray Beach Fashion Week

Celebrate fashion, local designers and beauty at Delray Beach Fashion Week in downtown Delray Beach from Jan. 24 to 28. Events will take place throughout the week, including runway shows, designer showcases and a stiletto race. (Ticket prices vary; delrayfashionweek.com)

Sunshine Music Festival

Enjoy a full day of live music at the Sunshine Music Festival on Jan. 14 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. The line-up includes Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mike Gordon, Galactic and more. (Tickets from $65; sunshinemusicfestival.com)

ChalkLit Festival

Watch art unfold before your eyes on the pavement at the Broward County Main Library on Jan. 13 for Fort Lauderdale’s inaugural ChalkLit Festival where artists will create live 2-D and 3-D murals. (free; browardlibrary.org)

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Perceptual Tracking

View a confusing scene in the “Perceptual Tracking” exhibit beginning Jan. 11 at The Frank Art Gallery. The collaborative installation (on display until March 11) makes use of sculptural elements, color-field painting and atmospheric lighting. The front gallery will feature FATVillage artists with work along the theme of perception. (free; thefrankgallery.org)

7 Things To Do In The Fort Lauderdale Area This January

What to do, see and lust over this month in Fort Lauderdale and beyond. 

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 

Head to the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as the legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons return for a two-day concert. Choose from show times on Jan. 27 and 28, and plan to sing along to classics like “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” (Tickets from $40; seminolehardrockhollywood.com

A Night at the Races

Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach will host the Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 28 where the world’s richest thoroughbred horses will compete. Plus, guests can enjoy a night of music, entertainment, food, fashion and more. (Tickets from $100; pegasusworldcup.com

Art on the Water

Interact with art in a new way at Art Fort Lauderdale from Jan. 12 to 15 when water taxis and yachts will transport attendees to exclusive exhibitions and performances along the Intracoastal. Local and international galleries of paintings, illustrations, sculptures, films, installations and more will be on display during the four-day art fair. (Free; artftlauderdale.com)

Light Read

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival returns to South Florida from Jan. 16 to 21 at Old School Square. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic will be the guest poet, and attendees can enjoy a number of craft talks, readings and panel discussions. (Prices vary; palmbeachpoetryfestival.org)

Lou Villano Live

Relive the great hits “Diana,” “Lonely Boy” and “My Hometown” at The Hits of Paul Anka with Lou Villano on Jan. 29 at the Boca Black Box. Special guest David LaFame as Bobby Darin will join on stage for the matinee show. (Tickets from $20;

Art Enthusiasts Welcome 

A weekend of art awaits in downtown Boca as HotWorks presents the 8th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show from Jan. 28 to 29. View more than 175 artists’ works, find a painting or sculpture to take home and meet the artists themselves. (Free; hotworks.org/bocaratonfineartshow/)

A South Florida Tradition

Start off the new year with a new  piece of art from the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I from Jan. 7 to 8. The nationally recognized show will feature more than 150 works on display. (Free; artfestival.com