Pompano Jazz Festival
Get ready for two days of world-class jazz at this year’s Pompano Jazz Fest, slated for January 20-21. Hosted on Pompano Beach’s great lawn and Old Town, the event will feature Friday’s headliner Spyro Gyra, a 12-time Grammy Award–nominated jazz fusion band. Additional artists include Yainer Horta, Nanny Assis, and Julio Montalvo and the Fabulous Dixie Kings. Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist David Sanborn will close out Saturday’s showcase.
Fort Lauderdale Art and Design Week
Launched in 2020, Fort Lauderdale Art and Design Week was created out of a desire to unite artists and the public. Since its inception, the event has offered self-guided tours, events, and a celebration of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s cultural scene. This year’s rendition (January 21-29) will bring a slew of new exhibitions to locales including the NSU Art Museum, Coral Springs Museum of Art, and Art & Culture Center/Hollywood, among others. Fort Lauderdale Art and Design Week founder Andrew Martineau suggests checking out Ignite Broward, a family-friendly art experience featuring five days and nights of immersive light- and sound-based art created by top national and international artists and designers. Don’t miss Ignite’s kickoff January 25 at the Museum of Discovery and Science.
Pegasus World Cup
Brush off your boots and get your fascinators primed and ready! The high-purse, ultra-posh Pegasus World Cup returns to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach January 28. This horse race is known to many as South Florida’s leading luxury sports and lifestyle event of the year, and this iteration will be no different. 1/ST is teaming up with Groot Hospitality’s LIV nightclub to bring an over-the-top Miami feel to thoroughbred horse racing’s hottest party, with a trackside takeover of Gulfstream Park’s Carousel Club. Enjoy curated guest experiences featuring top-tier entertainment, celebrities, VIP hospitality, eclectic programming, and post-race A-list performances.