Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club Opening November 11 2011

Who doesn't like a new neighbor, especially those who will make us laugh?

Opening on November 11, 2011, will be the Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club.  This will be opening two blocks West of Dixie Highway at 840 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Unit 106 and brings a welcome cheer to the area. 

Stand-Up Comedy tickets will go on sale with the first show to begin on November 11th.  This is in response to a needed comedy venue in this market.  Adding an opportunity for more entertainment here in the area, and tie-ins with major yearly gatherings like the Comic Retreat will help this become a showcase for emerging comics.

Quoting from their press release:

“With the bad economy people really need to laugh,” says Sebastian’s marketing manager Marion Bernard.  “Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club will be hosting several live stand-up comedy shows each week appealing to everyone. We will be hosting a weekly senior show, a weekly late night “Blue” show featuring some of South Florida’s new comics.” said Bernard.

Stand-Up comedy fans can ensure discounts on tickets & drinks to upcoming shows by joining the new club’s Charter VIP Membership giving local fans more opportunities to experience live comedy. 

VIP Memberships make a great holiday gift can be purchased at: or by going to the club’s website:                        

Charter memberships will be limited so comedy fans are encouraged to purchase them while supplies last.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Island City Art Walk is on for 2011

The season begins soon!  The official press release has been sent out, and you will have a chance to experience the Island City Art Walk for another season.

Like their web page says:

Island City, Inc. is pleased to announce our 6th season of the Island City Art Walk. The art walk will resume on November 18, 2011. The public is invited!

The Island City Art Walk is held on the 3rd Friday of each month, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., November through April, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. The official participants include galleries, eclectic stores, cafes, boutiques and upscale restaurants, which will host over 40 local artists. This is a grassroots collaboration bringing culture and business together for the public to enjoy.

The Island City Art Walk press release with all the good news follows:


Contact: Mary Ellen Charapko, 954.547.9014  /

Wilton Manors, Florida_____________November 8, 2011
Announcing our 6th Island City Art Walk Season!
A Collaboration of Fine Art and Business
Friday, November 18th, 7 – 10 pm
Wilton Drive, in Wilton Manors is the place to be on the evening of Friday, November 18, 2011. The Drive will be bustling with people. Local artists will offer a variety of original works: paintings, photography and sculpture. Stroll along The Drive or ride the free trolley along and discover the eclectic businesses of one of the coolest towns in South Florida: Wilton Manors. Plan to have dinner in one of Wilton Manor’s fine restaurants before, or after the Art Walk. Meet over 40 local artists and consider purchasing a special piece of fine art.
Mary Ellen Charapko, of the Ellen Charapko Gallery, is the founder and organizer of the grassroots, mile long, Island City Art Walk. This “private party function” began in December 2006. The Island City Art Walk business sponsors continue to raise cultural awareness in Broward County and have contributed to economic growth in Wilton Manors. Charapko and the sponsoring businesses on Wilton Drive are solid “supporters of the arts.” Please join us for an easy-going, fun evening on The Drive.

The Island City Art Walk is a 3rd Friday night of the month free, art function, which runs November through April. The public is invited.

This is the first Island City Art Walk for the 2011-2012 Season! Please join us.

For more information go to, or call 954.547.9014.
Wilton Manors is situated between Sunrise Blvd. and Oakland Park Blvd. East of I-95 and West of Federal Highway. Please see Directions/Map Page for further information:

Island City, Inc . Ellen Charapko Gallery . Mangum Gallery

Gallery XO . IberiaBank . Bona Italian Restaurant . The Manor

Art Frenzie . Naked Grape Wine Bar . Wilton’s Bier Garden & More

To The Moon Marketplace . Shades of The Past . Chic Optique

Wilton Manors Main Street . Mo Jo’s Barber Shop . Atlantic Properties

Rodeo Restaurant . Georgie’s Alibi . Island City Traders . Sozo Sushi Bar

Island City Eyecare . DaVinci Realty Group . World Treasures

White Glove Antiques . Pinché Taqueria Mexican Restaurant

Eastside Management . Joe Pallant Insurance . Copy This