Cultural Events Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The City of Sunrise is pleased to host three free events
to honor the legacy of Dr. King:
A NIGHT OF THE ARTS
Sunday, January 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Art Gallery, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Art Gallery Opening Reception at 6:00 p.m.
Our exhibit, Sankofa: Looking Forward, Reaching Back
, features work by local professional artists, as well as talented high school students from across Broward County. (Teen artists:
Download our Sankofa registration/entry form
to view our submission requirements. Final intake is set for Thursday, January 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Pieces in the show illustrate how we must learn from the past to ensure a strong future, and are complemented by historical items on loan from the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Concert and Poetry in the Theatre at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music by the Gary Palmer Band and the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, along with performances by youth poets. Seating is limited: Four free general admission tickets per family are available.
Visit the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office (954-747-4646) to request tickets.
"A Night of the Arts" is presented in partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Coalition.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY POETRY WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
Monday, January 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Includes workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by "The Great Debaters" screening
Sunrise Civic Center - Grand Ballroom, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Students age 13 to 19 are invited to participate in a creative and engaging writing workshop that integrates the literary arts and civic responsibility. This hands-on session will be facilitated by poet, playwright, and educator Darius Daughtry
; and award-winning poet Ashley M. Jones
. Participants will receive a copy of Ms. Jones' newly-published poetry collection, "Magic City Gospel." A light breakfast, lunch and a commemorative t-shirt will also be provided.
There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration by Thursday, January 12
, is required. Download our Poetry Workshop registration form
or call (954) 747-4662 for details
MOVIE SCREENING: "The Great Debaters"
Monday, January 16, 1:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
directs and stars as Melvin B. Tolson, the poet and professor who in 1935 started a debate team at the predominately black Wiley College. "The Great Debaters" is rated PG. Seating is limited: Four free general admission tickets per family are available.
Visit the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office (954-747-4646) to request tickets.
The City’s administrative offices
and the Sunrise Senior Center
will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Leisure Services facilities – including parks, pools
, the Sunrise Civic Center Athletic Club
, and the Village Multipurpose Center Gymnasium
– will follow their regular hours of operation. The Sunrise Civic Center Box Office
will be open only from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Residential trash and recycling
will be collected as scheduled on Monday, January 16. This is also the last date to recycle your live Christmas tree at Markham Park. Visit http://www.broward.org/PARKS/THINGSTODO/Pages/Chip-a-TreeProgram.aspx
“Tunes ‘N Trucks” Concert on January 20
The City’s seasonal outdoor concert series continues! Join us next Friday, January 20, for a performance by Soul Circus Cowboys. You’ll love their southern-country rock originals, plus covers of Johnny Cash, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryant and other favorites.
Food trucks will be open for business at 6:00 p.m., and the band will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Admission is free!
January food vendors include:
- BC Tacos - Gourmet Tacos
- Black Ice Entertainment - Rice & Red Beans/Jerk Chicken/Oxtail
- Che Grill - Argentinian Street Food
- Chef Alex - Gyros/Lamb Chops/Greek Salad/Spinach Pie/Baklava
- Empanada Top Corp. - Gourmet Argentinian Empanadas
- Key West Conch Shack & Grill - Seafood and Conch
- Monster Cone - Soft Serve Ice Cream/Italian Water Ice
- Nuts About Sugar - Pop Corn/Cotton Candy/Frozen Lemonade/Roasted Nuts
- Red Zeppelin - Maine Lobster Rolls/Lobster Bisque
- Tip a Roo - Chargrilled Tri-Tip, Pork & Chicken
- Virgo Bomb - Creative Gourmet Sandwiches/Vegetarian and Healthy Options
- Wholesome Rollers - Wisconsin Butter Burgers/Bratwurst/Pulled Pork/Cheese Curds
- World Famous - Eggrolls/Fries/Strawberry Lemonade/Desserts
Don’t miss the rest of our Tunes ‘N Trucks lineup:
Friday, February 10
– The Motowners – old-school R&B and soul
Friday, March 10
– Rick St. James and the Rod Stewart Experience
Friday, April 28
– Havoc 305 – classic and party rock
Friday, May 19
– Johnny Dee and the Starlights – ‘50s favorites
Call the City’s Leisure Services Department for more information, or to request a food vendor application: (954) 747-4600.
On Stage in the City of Sunrise
Don’t miss these upcoming events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre:
Harvey Nevins Orchestra: A Benny Goodman Tribute
Sunday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m.
The Harvey Nevins Orchestra featuring Mike Gold will take you on a musical time machine bound for 1930s Carnegie Hall. Hear all of your Benny Goodman favorites, including Stardust, Body and Soul, South of the Border, and Memories of You. This concert is dedicated to Harvey Nevins, who passed away in 2016. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
Neil Simon’s "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"
Sunday, February 5, at 2:00 p.m.
After 22 years of marriage, overworked restaurant owner Barney Cashman decides it’s high time to have an affair. Taking advantage of his mother’s empty apartment, Barney arranges three seductions – but his efforts prove more than a little bumbling. Presented by Down in Front Theatre Company. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
Sunrise Pops in Concert
Sunday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m.
The Sunrise Pops orchestra is celebrating its 30th season! Enjoy the Pops' delightful renditions of Broadway show tunes; popular and dance music; light classical and opera favorites; and movie themes. Single-performance tickets are $37 (premium reserved) and $33 (general reserved) each. Pro-rated season subscriptions are also available.
"The Lion in Winter"
Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m.
It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II – father to three sons – is planning to announce his successor to the throne. Henry favors Prince John, but the King’s wife, Queen Eleanor, has other ideas. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option. Comedic in tone and dramatic in action, James Goldman’s play is a modern-day classic. Presented by Curtain Call Playhouse. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows. Call (954) 747-4646 for information, or purchase tickets online at https://www.sunrisefl.gov/tickets.html
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Disposal Event Set for January 21
The City of Sunrise and the City of Plantation have partnered to provide residents with opportunities to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronics. The next HHW drop-off event is set for this Saturday, January 21
, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Sunrise City Hall (10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). This event is free for residents of Sunrise and Plantation with proof of residency
. The following items will be accepted:
Automobile Batteries and Fluids
Boat Batteries and Fluids
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes
Keyboards and Mice
Nail Polish Remover
Telephones and Cell Phones
Tires (limit four)
Wood Stains and Stripper
You may also bring up to two file boxes of personal documents per household for on-site shredding
. DO NOT bring explosives, biohazardous waste or business-generated waste.
The next HHW disposal event is planned for February 11 in Plantation. In addition, residents may bring HHW items to the Wheelabrator facility in Davie on select Saturdays. For details, visit www.sunrisefl.gov/hhw
or call (954) 577-1135.