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Books & Books opens at Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale

Museum Our favorite local bookstore - with shops in Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, the Cayman Islands and Miami International Airport - makes its Broward debut: Books & Books is coming to the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale/Nova Southeastern University with events Friday through Sunday.

The museum is throwing in free admission through Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.) and you can also get $2 off on tickets to the upcoming "Vatican Splendors" exhibition which opens Jan. 29.

 The museum is at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For more info visit www.moafl.org

FRIDAY

Jacob Jeffries Band: Noon-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.

Susser Conversation with Chef Allen: Informal talk with Allen Susser, chef-owner of Chef Allen’s in Aventura, at left, along with radio host and Miami Herald food columnist Linda Gassenheimer.

SATURDAY

Storytelling: Pablo Cartaya presents his new picture book for little ones, Tina Cocolina, Queen of the Cupcake. Kids can color chef hats and munch on a free mini-cupcake provided by Sugarsweet Dreams Cake Company; 11 a.m..

Storytelling: Story time for young readers, family tour and sketching in the galleries, celebrating "Tom Wesselmann Draws" exhibit; 2 p.m..

City Theatre Reading Plays for Summer Shorts Festival: Actors from City Theatre read from scripts culled from more than 1,200 plays submitted annually by national and local playwrights as part of the National Ten-Minute Play Contest.Readings; 3 p.m.

SUNDAY

Inside Out Theatre Performance: The company presents its newest and original musical on bullying, Nowhere to Hide. The show, performed by kids 8-12, includes a post-performance discussion with the audience; 1-2 p.m.

Local Author Open House: Informal meet-and-greet with local writers features live music and food. Authors include Kristy Kiernan, James Grippando, Evelina Galang, Lynne Barrett, Michael Hettich, Fabiola Santiago, Steven Raichlen, Thomas Swick and Adrian Castro; 1-3 p.m.

Poetry Collective: Members of the Miami Poetry Collective, including Peter Borrebach, Parker Phillips, David Svenson and Patsy Warman, read poems that speak "from the spaces between the arts,’’ including poems written about experiencing specific works of visual art; 3 p.m..

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