Five Things to Do Under $5 This Weekend


5. Art Walk at C&I Studios

7 p.m., Saturday, June 28, at C&I Studios, 541 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale. No cover. Visit Facebook.

Hungry for culture, Fort Lauderdale? Live art and loud music is what’s for your brain’s dinner this Saturday at local creative haven C&I Studios. Featured at this kinetic event is Ali Armstrong’s exhibition titled The Scarce Project and music curated by Tonx and Max White. And if you’re just actually hungry, Chacos and the Rolling Stove food trucks will be parked by Next Door, the bar portion of the venue. Everything’s free but the food and drinks.

Five Things To Do Under $5 This Weekend


5. Friday Miami Vice, featuring Crespo & Mister Gray at Monarchy Nightclub
10 p.m. Friday, April 25, Monarchy Nightclub, 221 Clematis St., West Palm Beach.
Visit Facebook. No cover before 11 p.m.

The event may say Miami, but the party is West Palm. Think of a 305-vibe minus the bad traffic and pumped up on the surfer energy. There will be music by DJs Crespo and Mister Gray. Plus, guys and girls get in for free before 11, so you don’t have to worry about leaving your man-on-a-budget behind, ladies. And ladies who arrive before midnight drink free all night long.

Jonny Veo Benefit at C&I Studios Reunites Green Room DJs


The South Florida music community is like a family. If one of us goes down, you can bet the rest of us will support that fallen cousin in party. Whether it’s in the form of a cold brew or a whole night dedicated to raising money to help pay medical bills, you’re set for life in these tropical parts.

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Singer Emily Kopp Enters Into a “Chapter of Real Adulthood”

You know the old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover?” It applies to most situations, but not to Emily Kopp and her website — her being the book, it being the cover. By just browsing through, Kopp just seems like a down-to-earth, sweet musician. And she is. But because of her humility, you wouldn’t know that she’s performed with musical artists such as Michelle Branch, Boyce Avenue, and Matchbox 20. Her album release party for Serendipity Find Me is at the ever-so-artsy C&I Studios this Friday, so we sat down with the almost 23-year-old to discuss two of her songs, goals for the New Year, glasses being trendy, and how she is like Amy Winehouse.

The rest of this article was published online in the Broward New Times and can be found here:

5 Under $5 This Weekend in Broward and Palm Beach Counties


Image courtesy of Chaz Stevens

OK, it’s time to get real. With buying gifts for Christmas or Chanukah or Festivus (well, not really Festivus, as that would be a contradiction), our bank account is as empty as our consumerist souls.

Whether it’s picking up shitty $10 Starbucks gift cards for people we don’t even like or lavishly treating ourselves, our weekend budget needs to tighten up – a lot. To help ourselves and you, our dear readers, out, here is a list of five amazing things worth doing for dirt cheap this weekend.

The rest of this article was published online in the Broward New Times and can be found here:

Top 5 Coolest Things About Dialect


As you probably read earlier this week (and if you haven’t, shame on you), C&I Studios, Twilight Notes, and All Together Now presented Dialect in Fort Lauderdale’s artsy fartsy C&I Studios this Saturday located by FAT village.  Though it was typical to see art in that particular region, Dialect was anything but typical. Read on to see the top 5 coolest things about Dialect. And shame on you if you weren’t there to see it for yourself!

The rest of this story was also published online in Broward New Times and can be found here:

Dialect Artwalk: Art with body paint, DJ’s and a VIBE after party

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C&I Studios is known for their creative spin on things, whether it be filming different angles for local underground bands’ performances or hosting off the wall events for various companies. Their fourth annual Dialect Art Walk takes place Saturday and combines music with art, by having various DJs spinning new sounds (none of that mainstream shit, people) with crazy, innovative art. Let’s not forget the after party commencing in VIBE with VIP entrance and music from DJs Obscene and Adam Foster. The best part? It’s all free (yes, you read that right – FREE)! To get the skinny on this event, we sat down with DJ Adam Foster who told us about an interactive swimwear photoshoot, live art featured, and two of his songs as a soundtrack to Steve Baum’s (an artist featured) paintings.

The rest of this article was also published on Broward New Times and can be found here: