Celebrating Black History Month

Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Feb 01 - Mar 01

Pompano Beach Arts Black History Month Event Line-Up

January 26: Bell‘Arte Concert Series - Divas of Soul With Alfreda Gerald

Location: Cultural Center | 7pm | $45

Alfreda Gerald, a powerhouse vocalist, presents Divas of Soul a musical celebration of classic songs of Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston and more! She has toured and/or recorded with such artists as Elton John, Warren Haynes, The Gap Band, Yanni, Celine Dion, The Black Crowes and Gladys Knight. Find out more by clicking here.

January 29: 5th Sundays Gospel

Location: Cultural Center | 4:30-7pm | FREE

This month we’re launching the Tiger Trail Festival at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center! Come spend your fifth Sunday in fellowship with the community. Fifth Sundays celebrates the soul lifting power of gospel music, explores the origins of gospel music and honors its rich and nuanced musical tradition. Tickets include refreshments. Performances by: Sensere, The Miracle Lights, The Ziegler Family and Heaven Express. Find out more by clicking here.

February 2: Lunch with Art Poetry Edition

Location: Cultural Center| 12:15-1:15p | FREE

A special focus on Black History Month with the theme What is Black History? Take a break from your day, bring your lunch and unleash your creativity. As you eat, enjoy a unique cultural experience that turns us all into poets. Register on-line. Find out more by clicking here.

February 3: On Purpose: A One Woman Play By Ebony Payne

Location: Cultural Center | 7pm | $10

Join us as we kickoff Black History Month on the theater stage with Jacksonville’s acclaimed spoken word artist Ebony Payne in her one woman show ‘On Purpose.” Told from the diverse perspectives of seven women, she weaves poems, monologue, song, rhyme, and colorful vernacular into an exceptional coming of age story. Find out more by clicking here.

February 4: Story Time - VIRTUAL

12:15pm | FREE

This February’s Story Time will have a special focus on Black History Month. Story Time was programmed with the legacy of pioneering educators, Blanche and Joseph Ely, in mind. The Elys life long dedication to providing and extending high quality academic and cultural experiences to African-American students in Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach is at the center of this program. Story Time at BEHM was developed to create an opportunity for even the youngest visitor to build a sense of community, participate in age appropriate learning and creative art-making. RSVP via Eventbrite to receive Zoom link. Find out more by clicking here.

Book: The Other Side

February 16: Lunch with Art Live Music Edition

Location: Ali Cultural Arts Center | 12:15-1:15p | FREE

Join us at the historic Ali Cultural Arts Center, bring your lunch and let live music soothe your soul during this FREE monthly program! Each melody LIVE music becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life and reminds us how music is a universal language that we can all understand. Guests are invited to bring their lunch and a friend. Light refreshments are available. Find out more by clicking here.

February 17: Live and Local Concert Series

Location: Ali Cultural Center | 7-9pm | FREE

Live and Local music series in February will have a special focus on Black History Month. The Ali’s awesome outdoor space provides a cool vibe to soak up the latest sounds while sipping adult beverages and sampling the latest culinary treats from local food vendors. Find out more by clicking here.

February 23: Montage - VIRTUAL

7pm | FREE

Films are curated by Cathleen Dean of Black Cat Media and are followed by an insightful conversation with the filmmaker. Montage is an exciting program that unites aspiring filmmakers, industry professionals, film lovers, and the general public are invited to participate in candid discussions intended to build a community of support for emerging filmmakers. Last Thursday each month. Tune in February 23rd for a special focus on Black History Month. Find out more by clicking here.

February 23: Jazz Reflections Concert Featuring Nicole Yarling

Location: Cultural Center | 7:30pm | FREE

Jazz concert featuring Nicole Yarling, jazz vocalist and jazz violinist. Presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society, Jazz Reflections: The African-American Women of Jazz, is a free jazz concert in honor of Black History Month featuring jazz vocalist and violinist, Nicole Yarling. Find out more by clicking here.

Feb 1 | Feb 8 | Feb 15 | Feb 22: Lunch with Art Visual Arts Edition

Location: BaCA | 12:15-1:15pm | FREE

Every Wednesday in February will focus on the contributions of African-American and Black artists in celebration of Black History Month. Trying new things has been proven to make you more creative, and it’s good for your brain. So each Wednesday we offer a new way to nourish your soul & get creative at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) during your lunch hour…and it’s FREE! First-come, first-serve OR guarantee your spot for $5. Max: 25 Attendees. Find out more by clicking here.

February 24: Pioneer’s Family Reunion Friday Night Fish Fry

Location: Annie Adderly Gillis Park | 6pm | FREE

It’s a family reunion of sorts! Let’s kick-off Pioneer’s Ball Weekend with a Friday night fish fry at the Annie Adderly Gillis Park. Bring your friends, family and most importantly your appetite to this community gathering honoring our community’s pioneers. Bring your lawn chairs and game tables for a night of family fun!

February 25: Pioneer’s Ball

This dinner event will celebrate local pioneers, past and present. Dinner will include a one-hour cocktail reception, a main course and dessert. The honoree program features a live band and an inspirational dance performance. Limited tickets are available. Find out more by clicking here.

Location: Cultural Center | 6pm/cocktail hour | 7pm/show starts |$15-$20

February 26: Black History Month Sunday Brunch

Location: Ali Cultural Arts Center | 12pm - 5pm | $25

Join us for the Black History Sunday Brunch at the Ali Cultural Arts Center. Let’s celebrate and learn from each other with Black History trivia, arts, drink specials, delicious food, and some friendly competition.

Attendees will be able to eat, participate in games, purchase drinks, enjoy live painting and patronize with our vendors. Find out more by clicking here.

Tiger Trail Event Line Up
February 4: Black Tie Gala

Location: Fort Lauderdale Marriott North | 6:30pm | $90

Theme: Doing Business In Pompano “Celebrating Business Diversity”. The Black-Tie Gala Banquet is a distinct and exclusive event honoring Agents of Change in the city of Pompano Beach. Get ready for a magical time full of appetizing treats, tasty drinks, and exquisite entertainment.

February 9: Let’s Talk About It Gun Forum

Location: Cultural Center | 6-9pm | FREE

TTF Gun Violence Forum will lead a collaborative engagement effort to bring all minds to the table to begin to educate, provide resources, hear from student leaders and elected officials, law enforcement and medical personnel, school officials, churches, parents and the community to cover all bases for possible resolutions to changing the trajectory of guns in our community.

February 11: William F. Boynton Run

Location: E. Pat Larkins

Registration: 5:45am | Race: 7am | $10/children | $25/adults

Whether you’re a regular participant, or looking to join your first ever 5K, you’ve come to the right place. The Tiger Trail Festival, Inc. William F. Boynton Run/Walk is an engaging and fun event, geared towards people of all ages and all walks of life. Every year is better than the last. Teams or solo, sign-up today!

February 11: Collier City Trail Blazers Exhibit

Location: McNair Park | 3-6pm | FREE

Our community is represented by strong leaders who are paving their way into successful futures through volunteering, social activities and academic excellence. Come out and meet our trailblazers.

February 13: Cultural Business Expo

Location: McNair Park | 6-9pm | FREE

Networking is one of the most powerful tools for professionals of all industries. We offer access to a community of smart, savvy individuals with a drive for success. Come out to our Business Expo to learn more.

February 18: Tiger Trail Festival

Location: E. Pat Larkins| 10am-8pm | FREE

Join us for a fun-filled day of music and events celebrating the 2023 Tiger Trail Festival! Music Artist Lineup: Big Lip & Shelby with HOT 105, Changing Faces, Kut-Klose, JT Money, The Rude Boyz, Mike Smiff, DJ SCO and more!

Find out more about Tiger Trail's event line up by clicking here.

Celebrating Black History Month