HOLLYWOOD - May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and the City of Hollywood is celebrating with the popular Dragons & Drums show at the ArtsPark. This FREE annual celebration will feature the Ronin Taiko Drummers, Chinese Lion Dancers, Samoan Fire Dancers and more.
The talented performers will dazzle the audience with colorful and vibrant costumes, drumming and dancing. Many of the entertainers are native to the South Pacific and are skilled in the unique art of Tahitian dance and drumming, the exciting Polynesian fire dance and the graceful and melodic movements of the Hawaiian hula.
“Dragon and Drums is one of my favorite events of the year,” says Karl Chuck, ArtsPark Program & Events Manager. “It’s a high energy, authentic, visually spectacular show that showcases Asian-Pacific American culture.”
There is an interactive portion of the show where the audience gets to join in on the fun. Ohana Arts started in Hollywood in 2000, and uses Hawaiian dance and music to provide cultural education and entertainment throughout South Florida.
The event will be held at the ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle at US-1 and Hollywood Boulevard, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Bring a blanket or beach chair for lawn seating. For more information, visit www.hollywoodfl.org or call 954.921.3500. Check out a video from last year’s show at www.hollywoodfl.org/dragons.
Commission in the Community
City of Hollywood, District 4
Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hollywood Hills High School Auditorium - 5400 Stirling Road
Quarterly “Commission in the Community” meetings give residents a chance to ask questions or share their concerns and suggestions with all members of the Hollywood City Commission in a less formal setting than a regular City Commission Meeting. Residents wishing to speak will be asked to fill out and turn in a speaker’s card prior to 7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet with pizza and soft drinks will be from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Open Forum with the Mayor and City Commission will start at 6:30 p.m. For additional information contact the Office of the Mayor and Commissioners at 954.921.3321.