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Mardi Gras

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  • Purim masks bring art to Jewish holiday

    Purim masks bring art to Jewish holiday
    The making of masks often serves an activity to engage children in Purim, one of the most festive Jewish holidays and one that this year will be observed March 15 and 16. But "Artists Interpret Purim," a new exhibition at the Arthur M. Feldman Judaica...
  • Smithfield High takes top spot in New Orleans parade, hopes to march at National Cherry Blossom Festival

    Smithfield High takes top spot in New Orleans parade, hopes to march at National Cherry Blossom Festival
    Smithfield High School’s Marching Packers took home the top honor in a Mardi Gras Battle of the Bands earlier this month in New Orleans – but they won’t get to show their stuff at another high profile parade this April. More than 100...
  • This weekend: Theme park events in full swing

    This weekend: Theme park events in full swing
    March is going out like a lion at Central Florida theme parks. Special events are in full swing, and with spring breakers now motoring around town, expect full parking lots as well. Our advice: Leave plenty of time to get there, to park and to maneuver...
  • Community: Barron's pancakes still best in town

    Community: Barron's pancakes still best in town
    Years ago, when one yearned for home-cooked meals without spending hours in the kitchen, they'd head for Barron's Family Restaurant. The late Edith and Gordon Barron ran the business in several locations for more than 50 years and almost 40 years on...
  • Tournament benefits Scheck Hillel School

    Tournament benefits Scheck Hillel School
    A charity poker tournament is set for 6:45 p.m. April 1 to benefit Scheck Hillel Community School, a private Jewish school near Aventura.  The 10th annual Hillel Poker Tournament offers early registration online. Registration includes a 6 p.m. dinner...
  • Mardi Gras style fundraiser for housing

    Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg hosted the 10th annual Raise the Roof Gala Saturday, March 1, at Christopher Newport University's David Student Union. The Gala was Mardi Gras themed and included New Orleans inspired cuisine, live and...
  • Monday's Bulletin Board

    Monday All Aboard Florida: The Future of Train Travel in Florida, 2 to 3 p.m. at Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Free. Call 954-357-8243. Bicycle Rodeo, 1 to 5 p.m. at Sunview Park, 1500 SW 42nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Free. Call 954-...
  • Florida travel calendar for March

    Florida travel calendar for March
    Check out festivals and events in March across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 1 -March 9: Bands Brew and BBQ...
  • Universal Studios: Robin Thicke reschedules; Mardi Gras extended

    Universal Studios: Robin Thicke reschedules; Mardi Gras extended
    Singer Robin Thicke has rescheduled his appearance at Universal Studios, and that had extended the theme park's Mardi Gras celebration by a week. Thicke, the man behind megahit "Blurred Lines" and Miley Cyrus during their infamous performance at the MTV...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Cody Simpson plays Orlando

    'Dancing With the Stars': Cody Simpson plays Orlando
    Before joining "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday, Australian pop star Cody Simpson will play Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras on Friday. He will perform at 8:30 p.m. on the Music Plaza Stage. Simpson is known for the singles "On My Mind" and "All Day."...
  • Stand-up Scene: Finding the humor in misery

    Stand-up Scene: Finding the humor in misery
    "Is it hard to be a comedian?" asks Nick Gaza at "The Nasty Show" at the Laugh Factory last Saturday night. "No, it's hard not to be a comedian." It reminds me of something Mel Brooks once said, that "life literally abounds in comedy if you just look...