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The Amp Ali Public Art
Bailey CRA Public Event
City of Pompano Beach

April 1 Green Market
Green Market Pompano Beach is a locally-produced open air market featuring the best of local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh seafood, gourmet teas and coffee, specialty food items, as well as home-made crafts, health-related products and live music. Season opens on October and continues every Saturday through April. In front of Bailey Contemporary Arts. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7824.

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 1 Yoga at the Plaza
Kick off your weekend, and join us this Saturday April 1st for a FREE Yoga Class at the Plaza with yoga instructor Corbin Stacy! This class is for all levels. Meet us in front of Bailey Contemporary Arts by the Pompano Beach Green Market / Fountain at 8 AM. Please bring your own yoga mat, towel if needed, and water. After class check out the art gallery and the Greenmarket's local produce, gourmet food, and handmade goods, and locally roasted coffee from Blooming Bean Coffee Co.

Time: 8:00am
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 5 Visions + Verse" Exhibit
Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is proud to present “Visions & Verse,” an exhibition featuring both the artistic works of Mimi Botscheller and the poetry of local written artists. “Visions & Verse” is a collaboration between the visual and written arts, aimed to inspire emerging poets to view and explore the evolving narratives in Botscheller’s collage works. The exhibited collages are composed of several layers as a result of the artist’s creative process, and therefore evoke different stories and ideas for each viewer. Visitors are encouraged to submit original poems inspired by a specific work. Calvin “madeS.O.N.” Early, the poetry curator, will select the winning poems which will be presented at the showcase on April 29th. “To celebrate National Poetry Month, we are delighted to bring together the visual and the literary as we invite poets to interpret pieces and create a poem directly related to one of Mimi’s works,” said Grace Gdaniec, Exhibition Curator and Acting Director. “We are honored to have Mimi’s creations be the inspiration for the poets and to have Calvin “madeS.O.N. Early as our poetry curator.” Mimi Botsheller’s featured works in “Visions & Verse” explore her process of evolving narratives in the form of collage. While repurposing visual fragments of paper, photo, digital media and mixed media, new images are created in what she calls “visual accidents.” Her works have been featured in numerous gallery exhibition and museum competitions from Miami to Palm Beach. And her paintings, which combine Eastern and Western ideologies, with multiple points of view, have been shown nationally and internationally. “Viewers will find themselves taken on a unique journey with each piece,” said Gdaniec. “With inspiration from the art in the exhibition, we are seeking poetry submissions based upon a single work. These submissions will be reviewed by Calvin, and the winning poems will be read at the showcase on April 29th. The top three submissions will be awarded cash prizes.” Calvin “madeS.O.N.” Early is an internationally recognized speaker/spoken word artist with more than 10 years experience in youth development and community relations. In the fall of 2013, Calvin broke ground on his company iCHOOSEgreatness, whose mission is to motivate, inspire and ultimately push individuals to challenge their self-imposed limitations. Calvin has been interviewed by literary icon Maya Angelou on Oprah Winfrey Radio, been a guest on Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act,” and a featured speaker at colleges, universities and various youth serving agencies across the country and abroad.

April 5th – April 29th | Opening Reception: April 7th (During Old Town Untapped) 6-9PM. FREE.
Poetry Submission Deadline: April 21st
Poetry Showcase & Award Ceremony April 29th 5-7PM. FREE.

Poets of all levels are encouraged to explore the gallery and submit their poems by 4/21
Submissions should be emailed to director@baileyarts.org
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place will be decided by Poetry Curator (1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50)
Contest participants must be available to attend the showcase on April 29th where poems will be performed/read, to be eligible to win.

Guidelines

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 5 Fresh Air with Byrd
Fresh Air with Byrd is a bi-monthly writing workshop for all levels of writers and performers. Richard “Byrd” Wilson is an award-winning poet and public speaker who teaches emerging artists the techniques to improve their poems, songs, stories and delivery. Be inspired through writing challenges and group critiques. Classes can be taken sequentially or individually. Students will receive a complimentary ticket to Lyrics Lab, taking place after each class, to hone their skills and watch some of the nation’s most acclaimed spoken word artists. Tickets: $15.00 (Pre-Registration Available on Eventbrite). 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, in conjunction with Lyrics Lab. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7824

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 5 Lyrics Lab
Our critically acclaimed Lyrics Lab program is both a show and a showcase. Sit back, be inspired, motivated and moved by some of the area’s best spoken word and musical artists. Or step into the spotlight and let your voice be heard. Live music accompanies all performances. Beginners encouraged. Lyrics Lab is an artistic community and all are welcome! Cocktails and refreshments available for purchase. Tickets: $10.00 (Pre-Registration Available on Eventbrite). 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7824

Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: BaCA (Bailey Contemporary Arts), 41 NE 1st Street

April 5 Lunch with Art
Nourish your creative side! The Bailey Contemporary Arts invites you every Wednesday to bring your lunch, or grab a little nosh from our in-house café, and sit down for an hour in the galleries amongst art and artists. Each week will vary with something different- special guest artist speakers, simple hands-on activities, or just a calm break to enjoy your sandwich with some music and art. Free wifi available. Better than your breakroom! Blooming Bean Coffee Company serves up freshly brewed, locally roasted coffees along with sweet and savory baked goods like empanadas, scones, and cookies. Call in the morning to hear what’s on the menu! 954-295-2225. Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA). 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 284-0141.

Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 6 BUDDY GUY and THE RIDES
The Pompano Beach Amp and AEG Live are proud to present the legendary Buddy Guy. The 80 year old singer/guitarist is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues.

Adding to the excitement will be Guy’s very special guests Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg as The Rides. Two bands, one stage, two full sets for one sizzling night!

Buddy Guy’s fans know his list of accolades could fill pages, but here are a few highlights: 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), The Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. In addition, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Still influencing the musical landscape, Buddy Guy released his brand new studio album “Born To Play Guitar” on July 31, 2015 via Silvertone/RCA Records, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart. This was a follow-up to his 2013 first-ever double disc release, “Rhythm & Blues,” which also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart.

Though Buddy Guy will forever be associated with Chicago, his story actually begins in Louisiana. One of five children, he was born in 1936 to a sharecropper’s family and raised on a plantation near the small town of Lettsworth, located some 140 miles northwest of New Orleans. Buddy was just seven years old when he fashioned his first makeshift “guitar”—a two-string contraption attached to a piece of wood and secured with his mother’s hairpins.

In 1957, he took his guitar to Chicago, where he would permanently alter the direction of the instrument, first on numerous sessions for Chess Records playing alongside Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and the rest of the label’s legendary roster, and then on recordings of his own. His incendiary style left its mark on guitarists from Jimmy Page to John Mayer. “He was for me what Elvis was probably like for other people,” said Eric Clapton at Guy’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2005. “My course was set, and he was my pilot.”

Seven years later, July 2012 proved to be one of Buddy Guy’s most remarkable years ever. He was awarded the 2012 Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contribution to American culture; earlier in the year, at a performance at the White House, he even persuaded President Obama to join him on a chorus of “Sweet Home Chicago.” Also in 2012, he published his long-awaited memoir, When I Left Home.

Guy’s very special guests will be blues super group The Rides, whose recent album charted # 1 on The Billboard Blues charts. The group consists of Stephen Stills (of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), multi-award winner Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who holds the record for the longest running album on the Billboard Blues chart and Barry Goldberg, who has played alongside everyone from Muddy Waters to Bob Dylan.

Doors Open 7:00pm, Show Starts 8:00pm
Tickets: $29.50-$99.50
Service fees and credit card charges may apply.

Free parking available in City owned lots surrounding the facility, including limited Lawn Parking on the North side of the Venue. Paid parking also available at Pompano Beach High School ($10).

Time: 7:00pm
Location: The Amp (Pompano Beach Amphitheater), 1806 NE 6th St

April 6 BaCA Exhibitions: Tour with Terry
If you want to learn more about our exhibits, join us for our new weekly tours led by acclaimed curator Terry Davis. Grab a coffee from our café and embark on an exciting journey through the minds of our artists. Guided by the voice of experience, you will learn to better appreciate art and explore the emotional impact of each creation. Terry Davis’ extensive insight provides an interesting, interactive, and entertaining experience. Davis is celebrating his 40th year working in the arts. He has done exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D. C., Miami, Paris, Cannes and Tokyo. He currently owns and operates American Arts Management where he curates exhibits for commercial art galleries. Blooming Bean Coffee Company, located within the Bailey Contemporary Arts offers locally roasted and brewed crafted coffee and lite, sweet and savory bites. Call daily to find out what freshly baked goods are on the menu (954) 295-2225. Tickets: $5.00 (Pre-Registration Available on Eventbrite). Every Thursday. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 284-0141.

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 7 Visions + Verse" Exhibit - Opening Reception
Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is proud to present “Visions & Verse,” an exhibition featuring both the artistic works of Mimi Botscheller and the poetry of local written artists. “Visions & Verse” is a collaboration between the visual and written arts, aimed to inspire emerging poets to view and explore the evolving narratives in Botscheller’s collage works. The exhibited collages are composed of several layers as a result of the artist’s creative process, and therefore evoke different stories and ideas for each viewer. Visitors are encouraged to submit original poems inspired by a specific work. Calvin “madeS.O.N.” Early, the poetry curator, will select the winning poems which will be presented at the showcase on April 29th. “To celebrate National Poetry Month, we are delighted to bring together the visual and the literary as we invite poets to interpret pieces and create a poem directly related to one of Mimi’s works,” said Grace Gdaniec, Exhibition Curator and Acting Director. “We are honored to have Mimi’s creations be the inspiration for the poets and to have Calvin “madeS.O.N. Early as our poetry curator.” Mimi Botsheller’s featured works in “Visions & Verse” explore her process of evolving narratives in the form of collage. While repurposing visual fragments of paper, photo, digital media and mixed media, new images are created in what she calls “visual accidents.” Her works have been featured in numerous gallery exhibition and museum competitions from Miami to Palm Beach. And her paintings, which combine Eastern and Western ideologies, with multiple points of view, have been shown nationally and internationally. “Viewers will find themselves taken on a unique journey with each piece,” said Gdaniec. “With inspiration from the art in the exhibition, we are seeking poetry submissions based upon a single work. These submissions will be reviewed by Calvin, and the winning poems will be read at the showcase on April 29th. The top three submissions will be awarded cash prizes.” Calvin “madeS.O.N.” Early is an internationally recognized speaker/spoken word artist with more than 10 years experience in youth development and community relations. In the fall of 2013, Calvin broke ground on his company iCHOOSEgreatness, whose mission is to motivate, inspire and ultimately push individuals to challenge their self-imposed limitations. Calvin has been interviewed by literary icon Maya Angelou on Oprah Winfrey Radio, been a guest on Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act,” and a featured speaker at colleges, universities and various youth serving agencies across the country and abroad.

April 5th – April 29th | Opening Reception: April 7th (During Old Town Untapped) 6-9PM. FREE.
Poetry Submission Deadline: April 21st
Poetry Showcase & Award Ceremony April 29th 5-7PM. FREE.

Poets of all levels are encouraged to explore the gallery and submit their poems by 4/21
Submissions should be emailed to director@baileyarts.org
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place will be decided by Poetry Curator (1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50)
Contest participants must be available to attend the showcase on April 29th where poems will be performed/read, to be eligible to win.

Guidelines

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 7 Old Town Untapped
Brew Bash at BaCA! Old Town Untapped is South Florida’s premiere Craft Brew and Arts Festival. A night filled with free craft beer samples from Pompano's own breweries, live music, food trucks, art and more! This is where Pompano Comes to Party! Located in the heart of Downtown Pompano Beach! FREE. 1st Friday of each month. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7824.

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 8 Green Market
Green Market Pompano Beach is a locally-produced open air market featuring the best of local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh seafood, gourmet teas and coffee, specialty food items, as well as home-made crafts, health-related products and live music. Season opens on October and continues every Saturday through April. In front of Bailey Contemporary Arts. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7824.

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 9 Soulful Sunday ft. Featuring Val & Ike Woods Band
Get inspired! Join us for Soulful Sundays, free concerts featuring South Florida’s most highly praised singers and musicians. 353 Hammondville Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7876.

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Hammondville Rd

April 12 Lunch with Art
Nourish your creative side! The Bailey Contemporary Arts invites you every Wednesday to bring your lunch, or grab a little nosh from our in-house café, and sit down for an hour in the galleries amongst art and artists. Each week will vary with something different- special guest artist speakers, simple hands-on activities, or just a calm break to enjoy your sandwich with some music and art. Free wifi available. Better than your breakroom! Blooming Bean Coffee Company serves up freshly brewed, locally roasted coffees along with sweet and savory baked goods like empanadas, scones, and cookies. Call in the morning to hear what’s on the menu! 954-295-2225. Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA). 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 284-0141.

Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 13 BaCA Exhibitions: Tour with Terry
If you want to learn more about our exhibits, join us for our new weekly tours led by acclaimed curator Terry Davis. Grab a coffee from our café and embark on an exciting journey through the minds of our artists. Guided by the voice of experience, you will learn to better appreciate art and explore the emotional impact of each creation. Terry Davis’ extensive insight provides an interesting, interactive, and entertaining experience. Davis is celebrating his 40th year working in the arts. He has done exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D. C., Miami, Paris, Cannes and Tokyo. He currently owns and operates American Arts Management where he curates exhibits for commercial art galleries. Blooming Bean Coffee Company, located within the Bailey Contemporary Arts offers locally roasted and brewed crafted coffee and lite, sweet and savory bites. Call daily to find out what freshly baked goods are on the menu (954) 295-2225. Tickets: $5.00 (Pre-Registration Available on Eventbrite). Every Thursday. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 284-0141.

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 14 Music Under the Stars
Join us for an evening of great music and entertainment as Vista Motor Company presents Music under the Stars every second Friday of the month. Music kicks off at 7:00pm at the Great Lawn located at the intersection of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Boulevard. Our featured band for this month is Sean Chambers Band, a Blues Band. Vista Motors Pompano Beach is the proud sponsor of Music under the Stars. For more information on this sponsor, visit www.vistavw.com or www.vistabmwpompano.com . Dealerships are located on Federal Highway in Pompano Beach just north of Atlantic Blvd.

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Great Lawn, Corner of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Blvd
Contact Information: 954-786-4111

April 15 Green Market
Green Market Pompano Beach is a locally-produced open air market featuring the best of local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh seafood, gourmet teas and coffee, specialty food items, as well as home-made crafts, health-related products and live music. Season opens on October and continues every Saturday through April. In front of Bailey Contemporary Arts. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7824.

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 19 Fresh Air with Byrd
Fresh Air with Byrd is a bi-monthly writing workshop for all levels of writers and performers. Richard “Byrd” Wilson is an award-winning poet and public speaker who teaches emerging artists the techniques to improve their poems, songs, stories and delivery. Be inspired through writing challenges and group critiques. Classes can be taken sequentially or individually. Students will receive a complimentary ticket to Lyrics Lab, taking place after each class, to hone their skills and watch some of the nation’s most acclaimed spoken word artists. Tickets: $15.00 (Pre-Registration Available on Eventbrite). 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, in conjunction with Lyrics Lab. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7824

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 19 Lyrics Lab
Our critically acclaimed Lyrics Lab program is both a show and a showcase. Sit back, be inspired, motivated and moved by some of the area’s best spoken word and musical artists. Or step into the spotlight and let your voice be heard. Live music accompanies all performances. Beginners encouraged. Lyrics Lab is an artistic community and all are welcome! Cocktails and refreshments available for purchase. Tickets: $10.00 (Pre-Registration Available on Eventbrite). 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7824

Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: BaCA (Bailey Contemporary Arts), 41 NE 1st Street

April 19 Lunch with Art
Nourish your creative side! The Bailey Contemporary Arts invites you every Wednesday to bring your lunch, or grab a little nosh from our in-house café, and sit down for an hour in the galleries amongst art and artists. Each week will vary with something different- special guest artist speakers, simple hands-on activities, or just a calm break to enjoy your sandwich with some music and art. Free wifi available. Better than your breakroom! Blooming Bean Coffee Company serves up freshly brewed, locally roasted coffees along with sweet and savory baked goods like empanadas, scones, and cookies. Call in the morning to hear what’s on the menu! 954-295-2225. Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA). 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 284-0141.

Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 20 Will Simpson Art Exhibit
March 23rd - April 20th

“BLACK AMERICA the GOOD the BAD and the BEAUTIFUL”
Back by popular demand. The Historic Ali Cultural Arts Center is proud to present the newest works of Will Simpson. Last year, this Pompano Beach Parks and Rec employee wowed guests with his evocative images and vivid color choices. His combination of techniques, including realism, abstract art and cartoon imaging, has led to his signature style, which is garnering notice for its strong imagery and messaging. Come check out what’s next for this emerging artist. 353 Hammondville Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7876.

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Hammondville Rd

April 20 BaCA Exhibitions: Tour with Terry
If you want to learn more about our exhibits, join us for our new weekly tours led by acclaimed curator Terry Davis. Grab a coffee from our café and embark on an exciting journey through the minds of our artists. Guided by the voice of experience, you will learn to better appreciate art and explore the emotional impact of each creation. Terry Davis’ extensive insight provides an interesting, interactive, and entertaining experience. Davis is celebrating his 40th year working in the arts. He has done exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D. C., Miami, Paris, Cannes and Tokyo. He currently owns and operates American Arts Management where he curates exhibits for commercial art galleries. Blooming Bean Coffee Company, located within the Bailey Contemporary Arts offers locally roasted and brewed crafted coffee and lite, sweet and savory bites. Call daily to find out what freshly baked goods are on the menu (954) 295-2225. Tickets: $5.00 (Pre-Registration Available on Eventbrite). Every Thursday. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 284-0141.

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 22 Green Market
Green Market Pompano Beach is a locally-produced open air market featuring the best of local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh seafood, gourmet teas and coffee, specialty food items, as well as home-made crafts, health-related products and live music. Season opens on October and continues every Saturday through April. In front of Bailey Contemporary Arts. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7824.

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 26 Lunch with Art
Nourish your creative side! The Bailey Contemporary Arts invites you every Wednesday to bring your lunch, or grab a little nosh from our in-house café, and sit down for an hour in the galleries amongst art and artists. Each week will vary with something different- special guest artist speakers, simple hands-on activities, or just a calm break to enjoy your sandwich with some music and art. Free wifi available. Better than your breakroom! Blooming Bean Coffee Company serves up freshly brewed, locally roasted coffees along with sweet and savory baked goods like empanadas, scones, and cookies. Call in the morning to hear what’s on the menu! 954-295-2225. Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA). 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 284-0141.

Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 27 BaCA Exhibitions: Tour with Terry
If you want to learn more about our exhibits, join us for our new weekly tours led by acclaimed curator Terry Davis. Grab a coffee from our café and embark on an exciting journey through the minds of our artists. Guided by the voice of experience, you will learn to better appreciate art and explore the emotional impact of each creation. Terry Davis’ extensive insight provides an interesting, interactive, and entertaining experience. Davis is celebrating his 40th year working in the arts. He has done exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D. C., Miami, Paris, Cannes and Tokyo. He currently owns and operates American Arts Management where he curates exhibits for commercial art galleries. Blooming Bean Coffee Company, located within the Bailey Contemporary Arts offers locally roasted and brewed crafted coffee and lite, sweet and savory bites. Call daily to find out what freshly baked goods are on the menu (954) 295-2225. Tickets: $5.00 (Pre-Registration Available on Eventbrite). Every Thursday. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 284-0141.

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 27 Ali Jam Sessions ft. "The Skotch Bonnett Band”
Want your shot in the spotlight? Take center stage at Ali. All levels of singers and musicians are encouraged to Jam alongside our house band, Indigo Band. Hosted by Rob Moore. Tickets: $10.00 (Winter 2 for 1 special: 1 ticket admits 2). 353 Hammondville Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7876.

Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Hammondville Rd.

April 28 Create, Chat and Chew
"Create, Chat and Chew" provides opportunities to socialize, bond, while engaging conversation through art. The featured artist for each session will share and lead an art project during a two hour workshop. Participants create an art piece with the option of working as a group or alone. All projects are taken home as a tangible representative of this spectacular event as well as a conversation piece in their home. The instructor/artist engage participants to about recent social topics, or participant's suggestions on what to chat about. During the workshop, food will be provided throughout the evening. No two create chat and chews are the same just like our instructors/Artist themselves. Their diversity ranges from Haitian to Hispanic, female and male, young and "seasoned". This gives each session its own uniqueness as well as reach all diversities. Tickets $10.00 per person | Call for group rates

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Hammondville Rd

April 29 Visions + Verse" Exhibit
Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is proud to present “Visions & Verse,” an exhibition featuring both the artistic works of Mimi Botscheller and the poetry of local written artists. “Visions & Verse” is a collaboration between the visual and written arts, aimed to inspire emerging poets to view and explore the evolving narratives in Botscheller’s collage works. The exhibited collages are composed of several layers as a result of the artist’s creative process, and therefore evoke different stories and ideas for each viewer. Visitors are encouraged to submit original poems inspired by a specific work. Calvin “madeS.O.N.” Early, the poetry curator, will select the winning poems which will be presented at the showcase on April 29th. “To celebrate National Poetry Month, we are delighted to bring together the visual and the literary as we invite poets to interpret pieces and create a poem directly related to one of Mimi’s works,” said Grace Gdaniec, Exhibition Curator and Acting Director. “We are honored to have Mimi’s creations be the inspiration for the poets and to have Calvin “madeS.O.N. Early as our poetry curator.” Mimi Botsheller’s featured works in “Visions & Verse” explore her process of evolving narratives in the form of collage. While repurposing visual fragments of paper, photo, digital media and mixed media, new images are created in what she calls “visual accidents.” Her works have been featured in numerous gallery exhibition and museum competitions from Miami to Palm Beach. And her paintings, which combine Eastern and Western ideologies, with multiple points of view, have been shown nationally and internationally. “Viewers will find themselves taken on a unique journey with each piece,” said Gdaniec. “With inspiration from the art in the exhibition, we are seeking poetry submissions based upon a single work. These submissions will be reviewed by Calvin, and the winning poems will be read at the showcase on April 29th. The top three submissions will be awarded cash prizes.” Calvin “madeS.O.N.” Early is an internationally recognized speaker/spoken word artist with more than 10 years experience in youth development and community relations. In the fall of 2013, Calvin broke ground on his company iCHOOSEgreatness, whose mission is to motivate, inspire and ultimately push individuals to challenge their self-imposed limitations. Calvin has been interviewed by literary icon Maya Angelou on Oprah Winfrey Radio, been a guest on Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act,” and a featured speaker at colleges, universities and various youth serving agencies across the country and abroad.

April 5th – April 29th | Opening Reception: April 7th (During Old Town Untapped) 6-9PM. FREE.
Poetry Submission Deadline: April 21st
Poetry Showcase & Award Ceremony April 29th 5-7PM. FREE.

Poets of all levels are encouraged to explore the gallery and submit their poems by 4/21
Submissions should be emailed to director@baileyarts.org
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place will be decided by Poetry Curator (1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50)
Contest participants must be available to attend the showcase on April 29th where poems will be performed/read, to be eligible to win.

Guidelines

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

April 29 Green Market
Green Market Pompano Beach is a locally-produced open air market featuring the best of local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh seafood, gourmet teas and coffee, specialty food items, as well as home-made crafts, health-related products and live music. Season opens on October and continues every Saturday through April. In front of Bailey Contemporary Arts. 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. (954) 786-7824.

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street