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Street Festival Returns in November to Downtown Pompano Beach

Old Town Untapped is Back!

The Street Festival Returns in November to Downtown Pompano Beach

The wait is over, Old Town Untapped is back!  November kicks-off the return of the long-running monthly street festival. Join us on the first Friday of every month as downtown Pompano Beach becomes the epicenter for art, food and music! Each event features live bands, craft beer, food trucks, arts & crafts vendors and gallery openings at Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA). Old Town Untapped is free and open to the public. Opening date is November 5, 2021, from 6-10 pm, with headlining band The Beatlemaniax USA Learn more at www.pompanobecharts.org.

Event Highlights:

November’s Live Band: The Beatlemaniax USA

The Beatlemaniax USA capture the look, and excitement of a real Beatles concert that most people haven’t had the pleasure to experience. Wearing the unique style clothing and hair that their mentors wore during their concert career, the band plays the same brand/model instruments the Beatles used, while performing an array of classic hits from the touring years, in addition to some later classic songs.

November Exhibitions:

The debut of new art exhibitions is another huge draw for OTU fans. Join us October 1 from 6-8pm at BaCA for the opening reception for both Silent Spaces and The Island Imprint: Yardie Point of View, Paintings and Pictures by Three Jamaican Artists. During this reception, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists and explore the galleries.

Silent Spaces is an exhibition by Janet Onofrey that celebrates the changing landscape of South Florida and invites us to observe the places that we constantly inhabit and that we rarely reflect on. Living a fast-paced life, our vision is trained to seek for content, filtering out objects and details that become irrelevant. The ‘plein air’ paintings and drawings featured in this exhibition, represent a moment in time, giving a voice to these urban settings, which are constantly present.

Onofrey’s work has been selected for national exhibitions such as the American Impressionist Society and American Women Artists and she is a member of the Oil Painters of America and Plein Air Florida. She was featured in “New American Paintings, Juried Exhibitions-In-Print” and her paintings reside in both public and private collections nationally.

The Island Imprint is a collection of photo art images by Jamaican photographer David I. Muir, and painters Mark Cameron and Charles “Mark Phi” Smart. The works included in the exhibition represent themes from music and entertainment which are at the core of the Jamaican spirit. The works also reflect scenes from the Jamaican-American experience along with concepts of universal strength and happiness from a Jamaican mind. The project reflects the breadth of perspectives held by “yardies” in the U.S. on beauty, culture and representation.

Food and Drink:

Visit Odd Breed Wild Ales during Old Town Untapped for their rotating artisanal wild ales & lagers.

The Papamigos Food Truck, which is known for its “Mexi-Crasion” fusion, is offering an OTU special. Enjoy two tacos and a drink for $10 (no modifications or upgrades.) Look for the truck by the fire foundation, while the brick-and-mortar restaurant is undergoing construction.

In addition, guests will also find a diverse array of culinary delights as a dozen popular food trucks fill the plaza, and a variety of local craft beers will be available for purchase at various locations onsite.

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual artsdigital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

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