Artsy Fartsy, or Awesome Things Day 4

For the last day in my series of posts about fun things to do in South Florida (to balance out all the times I make fun of it), I’d like to highlight the really great local arts scene.

Seriously, there are about 5 art festivals every weekend in various places across the state.  Don’t believe me?  Look here.  I’ve been to several festivals already, including one on my first date with my boyfriend.  Plus, I’ve hit up a couple art galleries and a giant art show at a convention center.

There are also numerous theater companies.  This weekend, I’m driving up to Vero Beach to see a friend of mine from college (who now lives in New York) in South Pacific.  I’m so excited!  If I wanted to, I could also go see Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, In the Heights, or other shows this weekend.

The dance culture is pretty great, too.  (And we all know that dance is quite near and dear to my heart!)  In the next few days, I could go watch a bhangra (type of Indian dance) performance by Ranjana Warier, take (free!) salsa lessons, learn to tango (also free!), enjoy a ballet called Doctor Ouch!, see a modern dance performance by Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, and much, much more.

Oh, and speaking of dance, I would just like to let y’all know that yesterday, I took my first ballet class after a 6 year hiatus, and it was wonderful.  I found a really great studio with drop-in classes for adults!  Yay!!  I’m completely useless and rather sore, but it was all worth it.  I’m going to keep it up!


On that note, I am going to take some time to recover from my ballet adventure.  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  See you Monday!!


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