Destination Fridays
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#DestinationFridays • 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 954-357-6190.

Location:  2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 • Directions by Google Maps​
#DestinationFridays • Stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter

 

​2018 Events

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May 5 • Cinco de Mayo• Tickets

Enjoy a night of authentic Mexican cuisine, signature margarita cocktails, live performances, music, dance, travelogue and prizes.

 

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Upcoming Events

  • June 1:  Music Month "I Love the 80’s"
  • September 7:  London
  • October 5:  Chicago
  • November 9:  Belize 
 

​2018 Events


April 6: Puerto RicoFacebook photo album

A festive night full of Puerto Rican cuisine, rum cocktails, live performances, prizes and more.

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February 2: Mardi Gras • Facebook photo album

This event featured Cajun cuisine, Hurricane cocktail, live music, fortune tellers, 3-day/2-night trip grand prize, costume prizes and more. Guests dressed up and entered the costume contest.

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March 9: Ghana • Facebook photo album
Attendees enjoyed a night of Ghanaian cuisine, akpeteshie cocktails, cultural dance performance, fashion show, Ghana travelogue and door prizes. One lucky winner took home the grand prize raffle - a complimentary airline ticket for an upcoming Ghana Travel Tour.

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​2017 Events

November 3 • Jamaica • Facebook photo album

This event featured authentic Jamaican food, signature cocktail, live music, giveaways and more. 

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October 6 • Motown Event InfoFacebook photo album
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.

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June 2 • Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration  Event InfoFacebook 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
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
This event featured an evening of fun dance lessons and joyful partying!

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

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Febru​ary 3 • H​arlem Renaissance, NYC​ • Event info
This event featured food, a signature drink, dancing and live music​.
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