Celebrate the 954
Created as an unofficial holiday to celebrate Broward County and its cultural offerings, Choose 954 Day will take place September 5 at 4 p.m. with a community bike ride in downtown Hollywood. Choose 954’s co-founder Evan Snow will lead the ride, which will showcase Hollywood’s hidden gems. After, enjoy spoken word performances, multisensory experiences, yoga classes, culinary delights, and more.
Contemporary artist Andrew Cotton is ready to wow art enthusiasts with his latest solo exhibition, “100% Cotton,” at New River Fine Art. Beginning September 15, head to the Fort Lauderdale–based gallery to see Cotton’s evolution from an unknown street artist to a highly collected fine artist. His childhood memories and his family’s lineage in East London are portrayed through his use of wheat paste, paper collage, and large-scale Xerox prints. “As an artist, I am drawn to the free spirit of America,” says Cotton (who now resides in Fort Lauderdale) of his move from London to New York City at 24 years old. His work will be on view through October 16.
Cheers to Beer!
Fem Collective’s pioneering festival celebrating women in brewing will make its return to the Kimpton Goodland Fort Lauderdale Beach September 17. Guests at the sixth annual FemAle Brew Fest can sip and sample from dozens of breweries during the all-day event, including Islamorada Beer Company, Tarpon River Brewing, Corporate Ladder Brewing Company, Yeasty Brews Artisanal Beers, and more. A “Beercation” package is available for those who want to turn the event into a staycation inclusive of hotel accommodations and two festival tickets.