Destination Fridays
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Party Around the World Without Leaving Town!

Travel and explore diverse cultures from around the globe without experiencing jet lag! The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) presents Destination Fridays, an event held the first Friday of select months. Enjoy the attractions, fun, music, signature delicacies, and tourism highlights of exotic places all at one location! 

Events are held at AARLCC, 6:30 to 9:30PM, for ages 21 and older. Purchase event tickets for $10 at the door, using cash or credit card.  Tickets can be purchased online (there is a $1.54 fee for online orders).  For more information, please call AARLCC's Welcome Desk at 954-357-6210.

Location:  2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 • Directions by Google Maps​
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​2018 Events

  • February 2: Mardi Gras –  Mardi Gras was our very first Destination Fridays event! Dancing, masks, beads, hurricane drinks and live music!
  • March 9:  Ghana
  • April 6:  Puerto Rico
  • May 4: Playa de Carmen (Mexico)
  • June 1:  Music Month "I Love the 80’s"
  • September 7:  London
  • October 5:  Chicago
  • November 2:  Belize 

​2017 Events


November 3 • Jamaica
Authentic Jamaican food, signature cocktail, live music, giveaways and more. 




October 6 • Motown  Event Info

Attendees dressed up in their Motown finest and hit the dance floor. Highlights included Motown executive Don Foster discussing Motown history and live performances representing Motown's finest artists, savory soul food and the signature drink, a Motown cocktail. As always, there was raffle drawings for special prizes.


June 2 • Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration  Event Info • Postcard • Facebook photo album
Attendees enjoyed local authentic food and tropical rum cocktails. There was steel drum music, joyful dancing, travel talk and gift basket raffles.

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May 5 • Peru • Event info Postcard
This event celebrated Peru’s culture with a dance performance of Marinera Norteña by Peru Danza Asociación Cultural. There was Peru travel talk and door prizes for lucky ticket holders. Guests enjoyed freshly cooked paella and tlomo saltado and indulged in Peru’s traditional pisco sour cocktail.

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April 7 • Kenya • Event info •  Postcard
This event featured an evening of fun dance lessons and joyful partying!




March 10 • Let's Dance at AARLCC • Event info • Postcard​
This event featured complimentary dance lessons, food, a signature drink and live music by Keba Music, featuring Keba Williams​.  

Febru​ary 3 • Harlem Renaissance, NYC​ • Event infoPostcard​
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