Mujer Que Inspira 6/8/24

Mujer Que Inspira
Saturday, 06/08/2024-, 02:00 pm-05:00 pm
Libe like Bella Park
29305 Illinois Rd,
Homestead, Florida, 33033
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Cost: Free

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Celebrate the power and inspiration of women at our
Woman Who Inspires event
Listen to inspiring talks from leading women in various fields.
Participate in our raffles and contests with exciting prizes.
Enjoy interactive activities and lots of fun for all ages.
It’s a day dedicated to celebrating the power and greatness of women. Come and be part of this incredible experience.

World Reef Day at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort 6/1/24

World Reef Day at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
Saturday, 06/01/2024-, 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
The Marker Key West
200 William St,
Key West, Florida, 33040
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Cost: Free

Join The Marker Key West for the hotel’s 2nd annual celebration of World Reef Day on Saturday, June 1 from 1 – 4 p.m. Attendees are invited to immerse themselves in lively DJ beats by the pool and exclusive drink specials provided by Skyy Vodka. As guests sway to the music, they can indulge in delicious libations such as the Ocean Potion ($10) made with Coconut Cartel Rum, Coco Lopez, pineapple juice and blue curacao. Plus $1 of the proceeds will benefit Reef Relief, a non-profit organization located in Key West. Additionally, Raw Elements, the founder of World Reef Day, will be donating samples of their mineral sunscreen to support ocean conservation efforts. Save the date and join The Marker for an unforgettable afternoon of fun in support of the reefs.

Art Of Hip Hop to Host Renowned Artist, Bua for an Exclusive Talk And Signing 6/4/24

Art Of Hip Hop to Host Renowned Artist, Bua for an Exclusive Talk And Signing
Tuesday, 06/04/2024-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Art Of Hip Hop
299 NW 25th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: Free

Enjoy an evening of culture and conversation at Art of Hip Hop – Miami’s leading cultural exhibition space and world’s leading destination dedicated to celebrating Hip Hop’s visual artists – with BUA, one of the best-selling print artists that has ever lived, with over 26 million prints sold worldwide.

BUA’s distinctive figurative style combines his classical training with his background in graffiti and breakdancing. The subjects of his paintings range from recognizable figures, such as Snoop Dogg, Tu Pac, and a Tribe Called Quest to anonymous people pulled from his memories, including his infamous DJ for which he has become best known. Each of BUA’s subjects is ennobled within the urban landscape he paints and is often rendered with elongated limbs or hands, emphasizing the rhythm of the scene. BUA exhibits worldwide with a fan base that ranges from former presidents, actors, musicians, professional athletes, and dancers, to street kids and art connoisseurs.

BUA will be signing a print along with his book The Beat of Urban Art, in which he lays out his unique vision, melding urban rhythms, graffiti, and classical art training. This visually arresting book is about his life, his work, and the birth of Hip-Hop. As we follow BUA through his turbulent youth, navigating he streets and underground worlds of the urban jungle, we recognize the powerful evolution of BUA’s distinct style—”Distorted Urban Realism.”

Event is FREE with RSVP at artofhiphop.com.

Guy Harvey Meet-And-Greet 5/19/24

Guy Harvey Meet-And-Greet
Sunday, 05/19/2024-, 12:30 pm-02:30 pm
Bass Pro Shops
200 Gulf Stream Way,
Dania Beach, Florida, 33004
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Cost: Free

Guy Harvey, Ph.D., world-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist, and entrepreneur, will be available for meet-and-greets, photo ops and merchandise signing at Bass Pro Shops, 200 Gulf Stream Way, in Dania Beach.

A portion of proceeds from sales of all Guy Harvey apparel and merchandise benefit ocean research, education and conservation initiatives through the Guy Harvey Foundation (GHF). The non-profit organization is dedicated to saving the seas, supporting groundbreaking research and helping foster the next generation of ocean conservationists.

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade 12/14/24

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
Friday, 12/14/2024-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park
300 Las Olas Circle,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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The 53rd Annual Holiday Parade takes place DECEMBER 14, 2024 starting in the Downtown Area at 6:30 PM with a pre-show of non-motorized vessels at 6:00 p.m. The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

The Parade starts at Stranahan House, traveling East along the New River in Fort Lauderdale to the Intracoastal Waterway and continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. It’s 12 Miles of the “Best Show on H20.” The Parade takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to view from one location (starting locations stagger as you travel north).

Private boats, giant showboats and corporate megayachts will be adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens, and many other exciting entries expected to be viewed by over one million spectators.

Some past entry highlights include Rudolph with Presents, 12 Dinghies of Christmas, and Blue Foot Pirate. A new entry that will be sure to catch attention is the Dragon featuring a dragon at the bow of the boat. Another popular past entry is the Ballyhoo Karaoke featuring a large screen for viewers to see.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 5/26/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 05/26/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: 0

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays are sponsored by ABA Centers of Florida and Fifth Third Bank.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysunday.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

IT’SUGAR tokidoki Candy Unicorno Collection Launch 5/18/24

IT’SUGAR tokidoki Candy Unicorno Collection Launch
Saturday, 05/18/2024-, 12:00 pm-03:00 pm
IT’SUGAR Flagship Store at the Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Boulevard, Space, 2240,
Miami, Florida, 33312
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Cost: Free

Early-Access Launch of the New tokidoki Candy Unicorno Collection at IT’SUGAR’S Flagship Store at the Bayside Marketplace in Miami.

Celebrate the debut of the new tokidoki Candy Unicorno Collection at a family-friendly event at IT’SUGAR in the Bayside Marketplace on Saturday, May 18.
The new tokidoki Candy Unicorno series is a collection of blind box collectible figures that tokidoki releases with different themes. This is the brand’s first “candy” collection, so all the visuals incorporate candy and the brand’s iconic imagery such as characters like “Donutella” and the Unicornos. The Collection will also include tote bags, apparel, and posters.
The May 18 event will include photo opportunities with special guest Donutella, raffles, giveaways, and more.
The first 25 guests will receive a welcome gift bag filled with tokidoki goodies and Limited-edition posters will be available for all attendees while supplies last.
Guests who spend a minimum of $40 on tokidoki merchandise will receive a limited edition tokidoki/IT’SUGAR tote bag.
The new tokidoki Candy Unicorno Collection will be available at all other IT’SUGAR locations and at www.itsugar.com beginning on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” Multimedia Exhibit 6/1/24 – 6/30/24

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” Multimedia Exhibit
Saturday, 06/01/2024-06/30/2024, 10:00 am-08:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: 0

In honor of PRIDE Month, History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will present “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” throughout the month of June. This enlightening exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will highlight major moments in LGBTQ+ history that have impacted South Florida’s arts, culture, business, media, and political landscapes.

This historic exhibit will highlight major moments in national, state and local history such as Executive Order 10450 which banned homosexuals from working for the federal government in 1953, the Stonewall riots in 1969, Harvey Milk elected to office as the first openly gay man in 1978 and same sex marriage legalized in the United States in 2015. In addition, it will also include the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant Wall of Fame which celebrates 53 years of the art of female impersonation. Pageant title holders from 1972 to present will be displayed.

Additional contributions to the exhibit are courtesy of Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library, History Miami, Wilton Manors Historical Society, GLBT Historical Society, and New York Public Library, National Archives.

The exhibition, located near Swarovski, between Macy’s and Dillard’s, will be free and open to the public during mall hours from June 1 – 30.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Life in South Florida” is sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, OutClique, HotSpots Media Group/Happening Out Television Network, JM Family Enterprises, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Additional funding is provided in part by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, Visit Lauderdale – Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Our Fund Foundation.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Special Games 5/25/24

Special Games
Saturday, 05/25/2024-, 10:00 am-01:00 pm
Bunche Park Recreation Center
15600 W Bunche Park Drive,
Miami Gardens, Florida, 33054
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Cost: FREE

Join Miami Gardens Councilwoman Shannan Ighodaro for the annual Special Games on May 25, 2024 from 10AM-1PM.

Family Fun Day 11/24/24

Family Fun Day
Sunday, 11/24/2024-, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
Esplanade Park
400 SW 2nd St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: 0

Join Winterfest for a family event full of free activities such as: • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Photos with Santa & kids’ games!
• Stoked on Salt Ocean Conservation Village
• Experience Catabella Express Train, Polar Express
• Artist Joseph Gormley heart paintings with the children
• Pet Rescue Row and Puppy Kissing Booth
• Free boat rides courtesy of Water Taxi
• Give-a-ways and Activities with the South Florida Ford, Ave Maria, Museum of Discovery & Science, and other supporters!

Winterfest has been producing this event since 1998. This event was created to provide free fun in the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County community and always features a variety of activities geared for the entire family.

Demystifying the Crisis in Haiti: How We Got Here & How We Can Move Forward 5/16/24

Demystifying the Crisis in Haiti: How We Got Here & How We Can Move Forward
Thursday, 05/16/2024-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Greenspace Miami
7200 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida, 33138
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Cost: FREE

Mosaic Miami and the Green Family Foundation are convening the community for an important conversation on the crisis in Haiti which affects many in South Florida. This complicated situation did not develop overnight and has many moving parts that need to be unpacked for understanding to be established. We are bringing together a panel of leaders from the Haitian community who will share their insights and thoughts through the lenses of their respective expertise and lived experiences as it relates to Haiti.

Enjoy a Gastronomic & Exotic Indonesian Culinary Experience 5/19/24

Enjoy a Gastronomic & Exotic Indonesian Culinary Experience
Sunday, 05/19/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Krakatoa Indonesian Cuisine
1910B Hollywood Blvd.,,
Hollywood, Florida, 33020
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Cost: $65.00

Join us in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with Eleanor Hoh’s Wok Star Supper Club, an unforgettable evening of exotic Indonesian flavors and camaraderie. Indulge in a Special 4-course set menu, lovingly crafted by Chef Abe for this event. Dishes like Urap and Nasi Campur savored the authentic Indonesian way—on leaves and eaten with hands. With only 36 seats available, reservations and prepayment are a MUST for this exclusive event. Full menu revealed when you book.

Experience the warmth of an Indonesian café as you step into Krakatoa restaurant, decorated with vibrant masks, photos, and memorabilia from Chef Abe’s Indonesian journeys. He always says, “if in the cooking process it took me back to a childhood memory then it was perfect.”

Chef Abe has a few surprises lined up, so do not miss this event we’ve had so much fun putting together for you.

Crack Up Cancer Ft. Lauderdale 5/18/24

Crack Up Cancer Ft. Lauderdale
Saturday, 05/18/2024-, 07:30 pm-10:30 pm
Savor Cinema
503 SE 6th St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $45 to $125 General Admission $45 – VIP $125

The Crack-Up Cancer Comedy Benefit returns to the Savor Cinema in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, May 18, 2024.  Proceeds from the event will assist caregivers of children with cancer through the Kendra’s Kisses Foundation.  The event will feature some of the best local and regional comedy talent including MC Raul Perez, Jimmy Shubert, Christine Hurley, Rahn Hortman, and Catherine Maloney.  This stacked show will sell out with only 220 tickets available.

History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” Opening Reception and PRIDE Month Kickoff 5/30/24

History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” Opening Reception and PRIDE Month Kickoff
Thursday, 05/30/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $50 per ticket.

In honor of PRIDE Month, History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will present “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” throughout the month of June. This enlightening exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will highlight major moments in LGBTQ+ history that have impacted South Florida’s arts, culture, business, media, and political landscapes. A ticketed preview reception, serving as the official kickoff to Stonewall PRIDE, will take place on Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. Hosted by FayWhat?! of The FayWhat?! Show on the Happening Out Television Network, the reception will honor 10 impactful LGBTQ community leaders and will include special performances by Velvet Lenore and Vauz Allen along with music by DJ Jay McCracken of Spiked Entertainment.

The 2024 “Take PRIDE!” honorees who have made significant contributions to the South Florida community are: Andy Rogow, artistic director of Island City Stage; David Jobin, president/CEO of The Our Fund Foundation; Erika Norell, renowned entertainer; Jacqueline Lorber, president/CEO of South Florida Symphony Orchestra; Josie Smith Malave, former “Top Chef” contestant and owner of Bubbles and Pearls; Mark Gilbert, board chair of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival; Misty Eyez, transgender advocate and director at SunServe; Robert Boo, CEO of The Pride Center at Equality Park; Shawn Palacious (Kitty Meow), celebrity host and Steven Evans, Ph.D., owner and publisher of OutClique magazine.

This historic exhibit will highlight major moments in national, state and local history such as Executive Order 10450 which banned homosexuals from working for the federal government in 1953, the Stonewall riots in 1969, Harvey Milk elected to office as the first openly gay man in 1978 and same sex marriage legalized in the United States in 2015. In addition, it will also include the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant Wall of Fame which celebrates 53 years of the art of female impersonation. Pageant title holders from 1972 to present will be displayed.

Additional contributions to the exhibit are courtesy of Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library, History Miami, Wilton Manors Historical Society, GLBT Historical Society, and New York Public Library, National Archives.

The exhibition, located near Swarovski, between Macy’s and Dillard’s, will be free and open to the public during mall hours from June 1 – 30.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Life in South Florida” is sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, OutClique, HotSpots Media Group/Happening Out Television Network, the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Additional funding is provided in part by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, Visit Lauderdale – Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Our Fund Foundation.

Tickets for the May 30 “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” preview reception/official Stonewall PRIDE Month kickoff event are $50 and are available at www.historyfortlauderdale.org. Guests will enjoy a preview of the exhibit, special performances, an open bar, and light bites courtesy of The Capital Grille Fort Lauderdale and Tulio’s Tacos & Tequila Bar.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

World Play Day at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort 5/28/24

World Play Day at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
Tuesday, 05/28/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
The Marker Key West
200 William St,
Key West, Florida, 33040
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Cost: Free

World Play Day is coming to The Marker Key West Harbor Resort on Tuesday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Since its start in 1999, World Play Day has been a celebration of play, dedicated to connecting people of all ages through playful activities. This special day shows that the right to play is essential for physical, mental and social health by promoting activities for everyone from infants and children to adults and the elderly, including those with disabilities.

At The Marker, attendees will enjoy a variety of engaging activities such as LEGOS, Nerf archery, a belly flop contest, hula hooping, Nerf fencing, giant Jenga, chess, giant Connect Four, “What The Cluck?!” and pool beer pong. This FREE event is an opportunity for the public to come together and enjoy the universal joy of play.

Juneteenth Beach Bash 6/22/24

Juneteenth Beach Bash
Saturday, 06/22/2024-, 12:00 pm-04:00 pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida, 33149
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Cost: $10 Vehicle Entry

Bring out your family to enjoy face painting, education activities, a petting zoo, raffles, some​ free food and drink, live music, bounce houses and so much more!

Fleet Week: Salute to the Military 5/11/24

Fleet Week: Salute to the Military
Saturday, 05/11/2024-, 09:00 am-12:00 pm
Hallandale Beach YMCA Family Center
501 SE 1st Ave.,
Hallandale Beach, Florida, 33009
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Cost: Free

For the first time together the City of Hallandale Beach and the YMCA of South Florida will host “Fleet Week: Salute to the Military.” The event will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, and will be held at the Hallandale Beach YMCA Family Center (501 SE 1st Ave., Hallandale Beach) and Peter Bluesten Park. Admission is free and the activities inside the YMCA are open to members and non-members.

The festivities will kick off with a tribute to the military, featuring the JROTC programs at Hallandale Beach High School and Fort Lauderdale High School. The day’s activities will include music with a DJ, the presence of first-responder vehicles, demonstrations from Military and City of Hallandale police dogs and a bounce house. There will also be a competition between sailors from the U.S. Navy and Hallandale Beach police and firefighters, while the Junior Dolphins youth football program will be holding a mini-clinic. Snacks and beverages will be available from local food trucks.

There will be all sorts of physical fitness activities available for the kids inside the YMCA, including water safety protocols at the pool. All attendees will have the opportunity to pen letters to our military members stationed around the world.

For more information, call 954-334-9622 or visit https://tinyurl.com/ye5c5h8y.

Sensory Saturdays – Manatee Lagoon 5/18/24

Sensory Saturdays – Manatee Lagoon
Sunday, 05/18/2024-, 08:00 am-09:00 am
Manatee Lagoon
6000 N Flagler Dr,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33407
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Cost: Free

Manatee Lagoon–An FPL Eco-Discovery Center is launching Sensory Saturdays, aiming to create a more inclusive environment for individuals with autism and related disabilities, as well as those with sensory sensitivities. Introduced during Autism Acceptance Month, Sensory Saturdays will occur every third Saturday of the month from 8 – 9 a.m., offering a sensory-friendly atmosphere for guests. The center will adjust lighting and sound levels and provide sensory-friendly kits with activities tailored to individual needs. Additionally, team members at Manatee Lagoon underwent specialized training to increase understanding and sensitivity for autism and related disabilities.

For more information and registration, please visit VisitManateeLagoon.com.

Homeless Artists To Display Their Work at ArtServe 5/16/24

Homeless Artists To Display Their Work at ArtServe
Thursday, 05/16/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

To Seek Better Community Understanding, the May 16 Event Will Immerse Attendees in the Tough Realities of Being Unhoused

Experiencing firsthand what it’s like to be homeless in Broward County will be the focus of a Thursday, May 16, 2024 ArtServe event called “Voices from the Street.”

As attendees enter ArtServe through a mobile showering unit from Showering Love and food provided by Hope South Florida, they will be immersed into the desperate world of life on the streets as they make their way inside to see an exhibit exclusively featuring various of art and prose created by unhoused adults and children.

All drawings, paintings, sculptures, poems and essays on display will be for sale, with the artist receiving 100 percent of the proceeds and the opportunity to win various gift card prizes.

“With Florida law having changed substantially this year in regard to homelessness, it’s critically important to bring attention to this issue,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes said. “Talent persists irrespective of one’s lack of housing. Displaying these folks’ artwork is a way to give them the dignity of recognition when they spend so many days feeling unseen.”

“Voices From the Street” will also feature a panel of artists and others sharing their firsthand experiences of being formerly homeless and how they became that way. With the goal of creating more empathy and understanding for the unhoused, panelists will also discuss what can be done to mitigate and prevent the problem.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration 5/18/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration
Saturday, 05/18/2024-, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $0 – $27

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Dive into the diverse arts specific to Asian-Pacific American cultures at our special event, including the Butterfly Release, presented by Truly Nolen Pest Control. Be dazzled by captivating performances by Kehlani from Polynesian Proud Productions, exhilarating drumming with Ronin Taiko, and demonstrations by Joe Keit Martial Arts and others.

Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Explore a variety of art forms that represent the vibrant cultures across Asia and the Pacific Islands, such as crafting your very own butterfly through origami! Then, flutter over to MODS’ Food Forest for the enchanting Butterfly Release to celebrate the beauty of these creatures and the Asian-Pacific traditions that honor them.

Animal Encounters: Meet our resident animals and learn about their origins in the Pacific.

Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Extend your experience with a showing of the film Pandas.

Career Connections: Meet our community partners to learn about their organizations and their roles in educating the community about Asian-Pacific cultures.

Just for early learners (ages 0-6): Engage your little ones in celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage with activities tailored for them, including dancing, movement and storytime. Create a Damaru and a Tibetan Flag to commemorate these rich cultures!

Experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Asian-Pacific American Celebration activities are included with Museum admission.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Media Invited to Capture People Cycling to Raise Money for Children’s Health at “Ride of a Life Time” Event 4/27/24

Media Invited to Capture People Cycling to Raise Money for Children’s Health at “Ride of a Life Time” Event on April 27
Saturday, 04/27/2024-, 10:00 am-
Life Time Coral Gables Club
Life Time Coral Gables Club – 237 S Dixie Hwy,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33133
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Cost: 25

On Saturday, April 27th, Life Time is hosting its annual Ride of a Life Time charity cycle event to raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Life Time Foundation.

Anyone can participate in Ride of a Life Time and is encouraged to raise a minimum of $250. There’s a registration fee of $25 to reserve your bike, which goes toward both causes. Riders can expect a fun, heart-pounding collaboration of Life Time’s signature indoor cycling formats like AMP, EDG and PWR.

Life Time raised more than $1 million for both causes last year

Overtown 1896 Marketplace 5/4/24

Overtown 1896 Marketplace
Saturday, 05/04/2024-, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
The Urban
1000 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33136
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Cost: FREE

The Overtown 1896 Marketplace returns to shine light on new and existing small business owners, craftsmen and service providers while celebrating business opportunities coming to Overtown! Join the Overtown 1896 Marketplace on May 4, 2024 at The Urban Miami, 1000 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami FL 33136 from 10AM to 3PM and every first Saturday thereafter.

Popup Series Dates: May 4, June 1

Celebrating the revitalization of Overtown’s Entertainment District, one of Miami’s oldest and most historically significant neighborhoods; the day will not only provide an opportunity to shop local with a purpose, the marketplace will also have FREE fitness activities, business assistance, music, games, and everything in between for a great day out! Taste, feel, hear and touch the excitement of the community.

For the Love of Art Charity Auction and Honoree Celebration presented by Ocean Bank 5/13/24

For the Love of Art Charity Auction and Honoree Celebration presented by Ocean Bank
Monday, 05/13/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: $150

Embark on an artistic adventure where imagination meets philanthropy on Monday, May 13 at For the Love of Art Charity Auction and Honoree Celebration hosted by The Education Fund and presented by Ocean Bank at Jungle Island.

For the Love of Art features original artwork by Miami-Dade County Public Schools students and art teachers created with materials from the Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials. The silent auction also includes luxury travel, gourmet dining, outdoor adventures, and tickets to popular events.

Enjoy live music, an open bar, an epicurean feast, and bid on fabulous luxury items and one-of-a-kind art created by children and art teachers.  All proceeds benefit arts education and The Education Fund Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials.

Please join us as we honor community leaders who have graduated from our public schools and have achieved great success. See what a public school education can do for you!

Herpreneur Sunday Funday Marketplace at THesis Hotel 4/21/24

Herpreneur Sunday Funday Marketplace at THesis Hotel
Sunday, 04/21/2024-, 11:00 am-04:00 pm
THesis Hotel
1350 S Dixie Hwy,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
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Cost: Free

In celebration of Earth Day, Herpreneur by Liz is hosting a Sunday Funday marketplace in the Paseo at THesis Hotel on Sunday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shop from a variety of local female owned businesses to find unique one-of-a-kind items including boutique fashions, gold-filled jewelry, purses, artisan goods and so much more. Come solo, with your friends and family or with your furry friend to experience this community event that supports female entrepreneurs and the environment. After a full day of shopping, guests are welcome to indulge in the exotic flavors of Mamey Miami’s brunch menu. This event is free to attend but please RSVP on Eventbrite. Plus, Herpreneur is offering an optional VIP Swag Bag packed with goodies for $10.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 4/28/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 04/28/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: Free

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays are sponsored by ABA Centers of Florida and Fifth Third Bank.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysunday.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Legendary Photographer Mike Miller Unveils ‘NWA Outtakes’ At Art Of Hip Hop 4/26/24

Legendary Photographer Mike Miller Unveils ‘NWA Outtakes’ At Art Of Hip Hop
Friday, 04/26/2024-, 06:30 pm-09:00 pm
The Art Of Hip Hop
299 NW 25th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Enjoy an evening of culture and conversation at Art of Hip Hop – Miami’s newest cultural exhibition space and world’s leading destination dedicated to celebrating Hip Hop’s visual artists. Join us for a talk with Mike Miller who will discuss his lengthy career shooting intimate portraits that chronicle the rise of the West Coast Hip Hop scene. Miller is slated to reveal ‘NWA Outtakes’ of the group’s 10th Anniversary album cover and release a brand-new poster featuring ‘1st Street Bridge,’ a candid moment as one of the Limited Car Club’s Chevys on the iconic 1st Street Bridge.

This special discussion, poster release, and signing, set against the backdrop of a body of Miller’s seminal work, will take place on Friday, April 26th from 6:30PM to 9:30PM moderated by Art Of Hip Hop Co-Founder, Alan Ket. These images, which have only been shared online, have never been exhibited in a gallery or museum setting, making this event a premiere viewing opportunity.

From his early work with jazz legends to his deep-rooted connection with hip-hop icons like Tupac Shakur, Eazy-E, and Snoop Dogg, Miller’s photographs are a testament to a pivotal era in music history. With pieces held in esteemed collections such as The New York Public Library and The Smithsonian, Miller’s influence and impact on the arts are undeniable. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the time, culture, and community that birthed West Coast rap, through discussions and insights from the visionary Mike Miller himself.

PROGRAM:

6:30PM: Doors Open

7:00PM: Talk Begins, Moderated by the Esteemed Art Of Hip Hop Co-Founder, Alan Ket

8:00PM: Open Q&A Session

8:30PM: Poster Sign

TICKETS: Available on ArtOfHipHop.com.

Suenalo! on the Paseo at THesis Hotel Miami 4/19/24

Suenalo! on the Paseo at THesis Hotel Miami
Friday, 04/19/2024-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
THesis Hotel Miami
1350 S Dixie Hwy,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
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Cost: $10

Experience an evening of rhythmic bliss as the sounds of Suenalo! fill the air under the stars. Join THesis Hotel on Friday, April 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the enchanting Paseo for a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Dance to the eclectic fusion of Latin, funk and world music as you mingle amidst a vibrant community of music lovers.

Tickets for this unforgettable event are available for purchase on Eventbrite for $10. Gather your friends, family or come solo and immerse yourself in the infectious energy that Suenalo! brings to the stage.

OYC Miami “It’s All Overtown” 20th Year Celebration Platinum Affair featuring a live performance by Ne-Yo 4/13/24

OYC Miami “It’s All Overtown” 20th Year Celebration Platinum Affair featuring a live performance by Ne-Yo
Saturday, 04/13/2024-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Overtown Youth Center
450 NW 14th ST,
Miami, Florida, 33136
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OYC Miami is celebrating its 20th year anniversary with a fundraising event “It’s All Overtown” 20th Year Celebration Platinum Affair, taking place at the newly constructed and redesigned center on April 13, 2024. Founded by NBA Hall-of-Famer Alonzo Mourning, OYC Miami is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire, empower, and enrich the lives of youth, adults, and families by providing a comprehensive and long-term approach to strengthening communities. The fundraising event will commemorate two decades of service to children, families, and adults in urban communities across Miami-Dade and South Florida, in addition to celebrating the grand opening of OYC Miami’s new facility, which was completed in July 2023. Throughout the evening guests will have the opportunity to savor on local fare by some of Miami’s most notable eateries including Il Gabbiano, Prime 112, Major Food Group, Red Rooster Overtown, Josh’s Premium Meats, and il Cucchiaio, while enjoying live music featuring a close out performance from American R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo.

Feeding South Florida to Host “Tacos & Tequila” In Celebration of Cinco de Mayo 5/4/24

Feeding South Florida to Host “Tacos & Tequila” In Celebration of Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, 05/04/2024-, 02:00 pm-06:00 pm
Feeding South Florida Pembroke Park Warehouse
2501 SW 32 Terrace,
Pembroke Park, Florida, 33023
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Cost: General Admission: $40 VIP Admission: $75 Children’s Admission: $20

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Feeding South Florida® – the leading hunger-relief organization in South Florida – will host “Tacos & Tequila” at its Pembroke Park Warehouse on Saturday, May 4, from 2–6 p.m. The outdoor festival will feature tacos, tequila cocktails, live music and family-friendly activities to support Feeding South Florida’s mission to end hunger in South Florida.

Guests will enjoy an assortment of delectable tacos and delicious tequila cocktails crafted by some of South Florida’s finest bars, restaurants and food trucks. Participating tequila and culinary partners will compete for the titles of “Best Taco” and “Best Tequila Cocktail.” Featured tequilas include Teremana Tequila, Moët, Hennessy and Palma Cerveza and featured food partners include bartaco, Chef Chris Valdes, Rainbow-licious Deelites and Feeding South Florida’s Community Kitchen.

The family-friendly event will feature a dedicated kid’s zone, a magical margarita garden and a raffle for the chance to win prizes. Attendees will also enjoy live entertainment, music, salsa dancing and more.

Each general admission ticket is all inclusive of food and drinks, Kid’s Zone, live music and entertainment, and salsa dancing. The VIP ticket includes a private VIP area, premium food and beverages, the margarita garden and more.

Currently, in South Florida, there are over 1.2 million food insecure individuals, and one in nine individuals in South Florida remain uncertain about where they will get their next meal due to inflation, the strained supply chain, rising fuel prices and increased housing costs among other factors.

Proceeds raised during the event will allow Feeding South Florida to fulfill its mission to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

Diversetech Launch and Pitch Showcase 4/17/24

Diversetech Launch and Pitch Showcase
Wednesday, 04/17/2024-, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place,
Miramar, Florida, 33025
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Cost: Free

The DiverseTech event is an interactive evening of networking and highlighting the multiple ways that NNSA/DOE has supported our thriving ecosystem in South Florida with goals to expand regionally and internationally. Jahleel Hudson from NNSA will be our Keynote speaker and Sandia National Labs will speak about partnership opportunities.

Tri-Rail’s “Ride & Play” to Downtown Miami Featuring Onboard Family Fun 4/27/24

Tri-Rail’s “Ride & Play” to Downtown Miami Featuring Onboard Family Fun
Saturday, 04/27/2024-, 09:30 am-01:30 pm
MiamiCentral Station
600 NW 1st Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33136
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Tri-Rail is thrilled to announce the return of its beloved annual event, “Ride & Play,” on Saturday, April 27. South Florida residents and visitors are invited, once again, to ride Tri-Rail to experience its new service to MiamiCentral Station and explore downtown Miami with great attractions, shopping and dining destinations. Tri-Rail riders can enjoy fun on board the train along with the sights and sounds of downtown Miami and special offers from local partners.

As part of Tri-Rail’s “Ride & Play,” attendees will enjoy costumed characters, balloon artists and magicians on southbound trains P669 and P671. On the Saturday, riders will also benefit from special offers from downtown Miami partners by showing a valid Tri-Rail ticket or EASY Card:
• HistoryMiami Museum – Enjoy $2 off general admission.
• Julia and Henry’s – Adults 21+ receive a complimentary beer at Boxelder, and those under 21 enjoy a 10% discount at Puffles Hong Kong.
• Starbucks MiamiCentral- Receive a complimentary tall iced or hot regular coffee.

Tri-Rail riders can catch a train from any of the 19 conveniently located stations across South Florida. Tri-Rail’s weekend fares are just $5 round-trip, and children under 5 ride free.

To learn more about Tri-Rail’s “Ride & Play” or to find train schedules, visit www.tri-rail.com or call 1-800-TRI-RAIL.

Young Entrepreneurs Showcase 4/27/24

Young Entrepreneurs Showcase
Saturday, 04/27/2024-, 11:00 am-04:00 pm
Miami International Mall – Macy's Women's Court
1455 NW 107th Ave,
Doral, Florida, 33172
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free Family Event

Produced with Purpose is excited for its Fifth Annual Young Entrepreneurs Showcase on Saturday, April 27th, 2024 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM at Miami International Mall. This event is FREE to the public, and we encourage the community to support. The Produced With Purpose mission is to train kid bosses to THINK like entrepreneurs and create a platform where they can bring their products and services directly to the people. What is a kid boss? A kid boss is focused and passionate. A kid boss is strong willed. They decide what goal they want to achieve and go after it. Leila’s vision was one in which kid bosses could tap into their skills and cultivate businesses that would become prosperous, while also creating a web of kid bosses who would be there to support each other in their pursuits for business success. This vision comes to fruition at the yearly Young Entrepreneurs Showcase, where Kid Bosses come together to do just what 10-year-old Leila had been looking for when she decided to launch a business. Embark on a journey of innovation and inspiration with the Fifth Annual Young Entrepreneurs Showcase, presented by Produced with Purpose. Set against the dynamic backdrop of Miami International Mall, join us on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 11 AM to 4 PM, for a celebration of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

Festival of Colors Florida – a conscious celebration, inspired by Holi! 4/13/24

Festival of Colors Florida – a conscious celebration, inspired by Holi!
Saturday, 04/13/2024-, 11:00 am-04:00 pm
Peacock Park
2820 MacFarlane Rd.,
Miami, Florida, 33133
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Cost: Free-$20

Miami, FL – The second South Florida edition of the Festival of Colors (festivalofcolorsfl.com) is coming to central Miami at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove on Saturday, April 13.

After an inaugural colorful 2023 event attended by hundreds in Ft, Lauderdale, this marks the second local edition of the Festival of Colors USA. It’s been beloved by conscious partiers throughout the western US for nearly two decades (festivalofcolorsusa.com), and billed as “the world’s happiest transformational festival.”

Inspired by the Indian festival of Holi, the Festival of Colors will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 11 am to 4 pm, at Peacock Park, 2820 MacFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove, Miami, 33133.

The day promises to be a vibrant celebration of love, unity, and joy, and sober, uplifting fun, with plenty of cruelty-free cuisine, arts and crafts, mantra music, HOURLY COLOR THROWS — and free entry for kids under 12!

The Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, is a Hindu festival that has been celebrated in India and other parts of the world for centuries. It’s a time when people come together to celebrate the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. During the festival, participants throw colorful powder at each other, dance to live music, and enjoy delicious food.

This year’s Festival of Colors in Florida promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees. In addition to the colorful powder throwing and live music, there will also be yoga, meditation, and dance workshops throughout the day. There will also be plenty of food vendors, serving up delicious vegetarian and vegan options.

“We’re thrilled to bring the Festival of Colors to South Florida for the first time this year,” said festival organizer, Vasanti Dasi. “We want to create a space where people can come together, have fun, and celebrate the beauty of diversity and unity. This festival is a celebration of life, love, and happiness.”

Tickets for the Festival of Colors are available for purchase on the festival’s website, festivalofcolorsfl.com. Early bird tickets are on sale now, so make sure to grab yours before they sell out. Again, kids under 12 enter free, and there’s a special discount for students and veterans.

Use promo code BHAKTI at checkout to get presale entry for just $5 (with a bag of three colors) or $10 (with a bag of three colors and a vegetarian or vegan meal). Students and veterans can use the code to get presale entry with a bag of colors for $5.

Press passes are available by contacting press officer Radha dasi at radha@halftimeyoga.com, or calling 786-361-6417.

El Car Wash Grand Opening Pembroke Pines 4/26/24

El Car Wash Grand Opening Pembroke Pines
Friday, 04/26/2024-04/26/2024, 12:30 pm-04:30 pm
El Car Wash
181 NW 180th Ave,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33029
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Cost: Free

El Car Wash is excited to share that they will be opening a new location. They are planning to host an event that pays tribute to our local healthcare heroes.

The event will feature live music from a DJ, free goodies by Cali Coffee, and the Florida Panthers dance team, alongside mascot duo Stanley C. Panther and Victor E. Ratt. We would love to invite you to check out the new location and attend the event.

Old Havana Nights on the Paseo at THesis Hotel Miami 4/12/24

Old Havana Nights on the Paseo at THesis Hotel Miami
Friday, 04/12/2024-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
THesis Hotel
1350 S Dixie Hwy,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
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Cost: Free

Step into a lively Cuban fiesta at Old Havana Nights on the Paseo at THesis Hotel on Friday, April 12. From 5 to 10 p.m., The air will be filled with the irresistible aroma of Cuban barbacoa, expertly crafted cocktails and live Latin music that will transport you straight to the streets of Havana! Guests can Immerse themselves in the vibrant culture with captivating entertainment. Explore your competitive side with the domino tables, smoke an authentic Cuban Cigar and finish the night with a cafecito from La Cafetera 305! Engage in the community and enjoy this unforgettable night celebrating Old Havana in the heart of Coral Gables. For more information please visit the Eventbrite. Admission to this event is FREE.

Cinco de Mayo Margarita Battle at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort 5/5/24

Cinco de Mayo Margarita Battle at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
Sunday, 05/05/2024-05/05/2024, 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
200 William St,
Key West, Florida, 33040
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Cost: Free

Join The Marker Key West Harbor Resort for the thrilling second annual Margarita Battle on Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m., sponsored by Don Julio Tequila! Watch as talented bartenders go head-to-head, crafting their signature margaritas to win votes. Guests have the chance to judge each margarita and decide the champion. Plus, enjoy the lively sounds of Les Greene from The Swayzees, adding to the excitement of the evening. Experience this unforgettable blend of competition, cocktails and live music.

Hip Hop Miami Club Crawl 5/10/24

Hip Hop Miami Club Crawl
Friday, 05/10/2024-05/11/2024, 10:00 pm-02:00 am
South Beach
Miami Beach,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: General Admission: USD 100.00

Supreme Club Tours Presents Miami Hip Hop Club Crawl we have been doing club crawls in Vegas and Miami for 8 years now. This tour provides an open bar from 10pm to 11pm then we get on party buses from 11pm to midnight turning up listening to the top hip hop and reggaeton hits. At midnight we drop off at our premier hip hop nightclub of the night where guests get VIP expedited skip the line entry. The nightclubs in Miami stay open until 4am to 6am in the morning so you are good to party all night long for free as you don’t have to pay cover into the nightclub. Instead of paying a club a 100 dollars just for general admission pay us and you will receive open bar party bus experience and VIP entrance all included in the ticket price.

Miami Yacht Party Open Bar 5/10/24

Miami Yacht Party Open Bar
Friday, 05/10/2024-05/10/2024, 08:45 pm-11:45 pm
Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: General Admission: USD 35.00

100ft 3Floor Yacht/Open Bar

Fully Rennovated/Garden theme

Dress to impress /classy,sexy, swimwear or formal.

What’s Included

3 Hours Yacht Party.

Open Bar all You can drink

Beers Cocktails Mix Drinks Vodka Run Gin Tequila and whiskey. Mixers Sodas and juices

Complementary Finger Foods

Live DJs/ Music. Hip Hop, Trap, Dance R and B top 40s Reggaeton and More. you can always request something from the DJ. The best Party experience in Miami. Over 6,000 5 star Trip Advisor reviews.

Contact the host Taylor for group events or special requests 954 5195638

Boarding times are from 8pm Fridays Saturdays and Sundays. After you pay your deposit here you are added to the guest list. Invite your friends $70 per person is due at the boat. Text or call the host to rsvp(limited spots available) If weather is bad we offer free rescheduling or refunds before the event start time.

The Ride: we will coast by mansions celebrities hideouts land marks and overlook downtown Miami skyline. You may bring snacks and water. Dance contest and event hosting.

See you soon!!!!

Updated Location is Bay Side marketplace Sugar Factory by Victoria secret. 9pm to check in 401 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132

Also Day trips are available.

Tickets are fully refundable. due to bad weather, delays, cancellations, flight delays. simply request a refund 24 hours before the event or your ticket doesn’t expire and can be rescheduled at no charge.

Miami Supreme Club Pool Crawl 5/10/24

Miami Supreme Club Pool Crawl
Friday, 05/10/2024-05/10/2024, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
Clevelander South Beach
1020 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: General Admission: USD 100.00

We meet up at the Clevlander on south beach and take party buses to Daer pool party at the Hard Rock. Daer is the only larger than life Vegas style pool party. We then party at the pool for a few hours and then take the party buses back dropping off at the Clevlander. We provide liquor on the party buses and vip skip the line entry included into Daer’s pool party.

ArtServe to Unveil the “Florida Power & Light Company Gallery” 4/12/24

ArtServe to Unveil the “Florida Power & Light Company Gallery”
Friday, 04/12/2024-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

Ribbon-cutting ceremony coincides with free, public opening night reception for ArtServe’s new exhibit “Looking Forward—Healing Through Art”


ArtServe will name its main art gallery as the “Florida Power & Light Company Gallery” to honor FPL’s generous support of ArtServe’s many programs and artistic mission.

The naming will be officiated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with the opening night reception for ArtServe’s new exhibit, “Looking Forward—Healing Through Art,” of which FPL is also a sponsor.

RSVPs are suggested for the events, both of which are free and open to the public.

“We’re pleased to help more people in our community realize their creative dreams through ArtServe,” NextEra Energy, Inc Director of Corporate Philanthropy and FPL Director of External Affairs Juliet Roulhac said. “We are powering strong communities, making them a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

The new “Florida Power & Light Company Gallery” comprises ArtServe’s main gallery space, which includes ample area for the display of all types of visual arts and performing arts vignettes, as well as room for gatherings such as meetings and receptions.

“We’re grateful to FPL for their leadership in being a conduit to the arts,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes said. “The Florida Power & Light Company Gallery is the first area people see when they come to ArtServe, and also where our ongoing exhibits provide the overarching inspiration to all the creativity happening here daily.”

In addition to the ribbon-cutting, the April 12 Healing Through Art opening reception will include a 5:30 p.m. panel discussion, “make and take” art stations, and live performances by local musical artists, improv artists and comedians.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily admission to Healing Through Art is also free.
Created through grants from Funding Arts Broward, The Community Foundation of Broward, Broward County Cultural Division and Florida Arts & Culture, with sponsorship by FPL and BrightStar Credit Union, Healing Through Art will feature artists who focus on mental wellness and healing, as well as those who create art despite physical or mental challenges.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Mena Fest: Celebrating Opa-locka’s Rich Cultural Heritage 4/13/24

Mena Fest: Celebrating Opa-locka’s Rich Cultural Heritage
Saturday, 04/13/2024-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
Historic Opa-locka Fire Station and City Hall
777 Sherezade Boulevard,
Opa-locka, Florida, 33054
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Cost: Free

For the first time in the 97-year history of the City of Opa-locka, we present the Mena Fest, a unique cultural experience that celebrates the extraordinary history of the city and its connection to the Middle East and North Africa (Mena). Guests will enjoy authentic food and retail vendors, belly dance and musical performances, archery and chess, and other activities great for families on the grounds and against the backdrop of the historic Opa-locka fire station and city hall buildings.

Camp STEAMology: Into the Earth! at Museum of Discovery and Science 4/10/24

Camp STEAMology: Into the Earth! at Museum of Discovery and Science
Wednesday, 04/10/2024-, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: Museum members: $60; Non-members: $70; Aftercare tuition is $15 per child. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out.

School is out, but MODS’ Camp STEAMology: Into the Earth is in!

Children ages 5 – 10 will explore the Earth by digging into the soil and get growin. Learn about the layers beneath the Earth: soil, limestone and clay and fabricate different soil types for plants to grow. Campers will learn about the Florida aquifer system and build their own aquifer testing materials that separate and filter sediments and pollutants.

South Florida’s award-winning attraction features 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit and investigate underwater marvels in MODS’ Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures, a new traveling exhibit. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration!

Presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Camp STEAMology one-day camp costs $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Aftercare tuition is $15 per child. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out. Registration is required at mods.org/campdiscovery.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

The Andy Westcott Band Concert at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort 4/13/24

The Andy Westcott Band Concert at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
Saturday, 04/13/2024-, 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
200 William St,
Key West, Florida, 33040
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Cost: free

Make a splash at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort’s pool party on Saturday, April 13 from 1 – 4 p.m. and dance to the tunes of The Andy Westcott Band. Savor delightful drink specials while lounging by the water and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of live music and good company. With free entry and unforgettable memories awaiting, dive into an afternoon of fun, music and relaxation.

Nucleus Presents its “Psychedelic Housewives with Adriana” as part of its Psychedelic Series at Soho Beach House Miami on April 25 4/25/24

Nucleus Presents its “Psychedelic Housewives with Adriana” as part of its Psychedelic Series at Soho Beach House Miami on April 25
Thursday, 04/25/2024-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Soho Beach House Miami
4385 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33140
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Cost: The event is private and only open to Soho House members.

Nucleus, a venture studio for psychedelics majority-owned by Iter Investments, will present “Psychedelic Housewives with Adriana” as part of its Psychedelic Series at Soho House Miami on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. ET. Moderated by Iter Investments’ Managing Principal Dustin Robinson, Esq., CPA, the panel will feature Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH, and Adriana de Moura, best known as the “Brazilian bombshell” on Bravo’s hit television show, The Real Housewives of Miami.

Recently showcased on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Miami, Dr. Weiner guided de Moura through ketamine-assisted therapy to assist with reprocessing grief and loss.

Dr. Weiner is double board-certified in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation. She is the founder of NeuroPain Health, Integrative Pain Management and mental health centers in South Florida focused on neuroplasticity and healing. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University, Vice President of Mr. Psychedelic Law and a member of Florida’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee. Dr. Weiner’s unique approach to personalized integrative pain management allows her to treat the root cause of one’s pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, providing comprehensive and durable relief. She uses a biopsychosocial model including lifestyle and plant medicine to empower her patients to cultivate health and optimize quality of life. Dr. Weiner was trained in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy by the Ketamine Training Center and incorporates a multidisciplinary patient-centered approach.

TV personality and philanthropist de Moura’s true passion is her career as an art dealer. From a very tender age, de Moura was introduced to art by her grandmother who was a painter. de Moura has traveled to more than 55 countries, visiting renowned museums and galleries worldwide. She has represented many international artists and has worked on several art events in Rome, Monte Carlo, Stockholm and London. She is fluent in five languages – Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian – and also sings in all five languages. She has composed and sung the theme song for The Real Housewives of Miami’s television show as well. As an avid learner, she firmly believes in the power of education and is pursuing her third degree, a master’s in psychology at Harvard.

Robinson is the managing principal of psychedelics venture capital firm Iter Investments; founding partner of psychedelics and cannabis law firm Mr. Cannabis Law; co-founder of psychedelics non-profit Mr. Psychedelic Law; and co-founder of psychedelics data ecosystem Nucleus. He is a leader within the psychedelic ecosystem and has been ranked by Psychedelic Invest as the Top 100 Most Influential People in Psychedelics.

When:
Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. ET.

Where:
Soho Beach House Miami
4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

How:
The event is private and only open to Soho House members.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Media is invited to attend the Psychedelic Series events. Please contact iter@dureeandcompany.com to RSVP. Limited space is available.

About Nucleus
Nucleus is a venture studio creating brands in the growing psychedelics industry. Nucleus has built 12 brands that bridge industry gaps in media, data, and technology. The data platform, Neuly, powers the ecosystem while Psychedelic Invest serves as a content network for those curious to learn more about the psychedelics industry. Nucleus has also developed a marketing platform, a directory of practitioners, and a blockchain protocol, to further support the many ways Nucleus can power the industry on its way to help millions of people find the right treatments, experiences, and overall well-being. For more information, visit withnucleus.com.

About Iter Investments
Iter Investments is an investment firm that deploys capital in and around the burgeoning psychedelic industry. Iter Investments invests with the mission of reimagining how the mental health and wellness industry delivers care. For more information, visit www.iterinvestments.com.

El Car Wash Grand Opening 3/30/24

El Car Wash Grand Opening
Saturday, 03/30/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
EL CAR WASH
10899 SW 72nd St,
Miami, Florida, 33173
Website
Cost:

El Car Wash is making a splash with their cool grand opening this weekend. In honor of the 10th anniversary of the ice bucket challenge and the upcoming Walk to Defeat ALS, customers can use code “ICE10” all weekend long at checkout where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association. From 11 am-1 pm on Saturday, March 30th, the grand opening party will feature a larger than life bucket filled with ice for guests to participate in the ice bucket challenge, photo opportunities with Miami HEAT dancers and Burnie will be in attendance as well.

Baby Dance Club Teacher Training 4/12/24 – 4/14/24

Baby Dance Club Teacher Training
Friday, 04/12/2024-04/14/2024, 01:00 pm-06:00 pm
One Tribe
2200 Biscayne Blvd 2nd Floor,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost:

This training includes 15 hours of live training sessions with Baby Dance Club™️ creator, Russell Lepley. Instructional methods include verbal instruction, group discussion, group movement activities, individual teaching practice, instructor and peer feedback, scripts and other reference materials.

Baby Dance Club Pop Up Classes 4/12/24 , 4/14/24

Baby Dance Club Pop Up Classes
Friday, 04/12/2024-04/14/2024, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
One Tribe
2200 Biscayne Blvd 2nd Floor,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost: $50.00

Are you ready to bond with your baby in an entirely new way? Baby Dance Club™ is a one-hour class for parents/caregivers and their babies (0-9 months old). The class begins with a 15-minute warm-up to a fun, upbeat playlist, followed by instruction of a simple routine where participants dance together. While the dancing only lasts 30 minutes, studio time is held for an hour. The last 30 minutes are reserved for participants to get to know one another and create meaningful connections.

Pinecrest Gardens Celebrates 2nd Annual Family Garden Day 4/6/24

Pinecrest Gardens Celebrates 2nd Annual Family Garden Day
Saturday, 04/06/2024-, 10:30 am-01:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida, 33156
Website
Cost: $7.00/person

Celebrate the wonders of nature at the 2nd Annual Family Garden Day at Pinecrest Gardens, tailored for families, including those who are neurodivergent or cognitive-sensitive, with an Early Access Sensory Hour. This event promises a captivating day filled with activities like the “Avian Oasis” exhibit, interactive art projects, a family-friendly scavenger hunt, seed planting workshops, guided garden tours, and more. Enjoy theatrical performances, live music, and access to art galleries and ADA-accessible amenities such as the new playground. The event takes place at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156, on April 6, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with tickets priced at $7 per person. Purchase tickets online or at the door. www.pinecrestgardens.org | (305) 669-6990

Heroes: A Benefit Concert for the Blind and Visually Impaired 5/4/24

Heroes: A Benefit Concert for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Saturday, 05/04/2024-, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
American Heritage Schools Center for the Arts Auditorium
12200 W. Broward Blvd.,
Plantation, Florida, 33325
Website
Cost: 25

American Heritage Schools, in partnership with Lighthouse of Broward, presents its fourth annual Heroes event, a fundraising concert and auction to benefit the blind and visually impaired in Broward County, at American Heritage Schools’ Center for the Arts auditorium, on Saturday, May 4 from 5-8 p.m. The event will be a speakeasy-themed soirée featuring singer Mitch Franco.

The Lighthouse of Broward is the only private, non-profit organization in Broward County that provides comprehensive educational, rehabilitation, and counseling services to blind and visually impaired children and adults. Through their work, the Lighthouse of Broward enhances the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired in Broward County and empowers them to live independent, healthy, employed, and fulfilling lives. All of the funds from the benefit concert and auction will ensure that the Lighthouse of Broward can continue to provide vital services to over 2,590 people throughout Broward County each year.

Attendees can enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening and participate in a live and silent auction benefiting the Lighthouse of Broward. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their best Roaring Twenties ensemble.

The presenting sponsor for this year’s event is American Heritage Schools. Gunther Motors is the gold sponsor. Bronze sponsors include Centennial Bank, Memorial Health System, Miller Construction, Jaguar Land Rover West Broward, McCullough & Leboff and BDO. Volunteers from American Heritage Schools’ student orchestra, National Art Honors Society, Pre-Med and Pre-Engineering programs will be on-site to help make this event a success.

The cost is $25 per person, which includes admission, hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.

To purchase tickets or make a donation, please visit: https://www.lhob.org/heroes

Sensory Friendly Sunday and Autism Awareness Day at Museum of Discovery and Science 4/7/24

Sensory Friendly Sunday and Autism Awareness Day at Museum of Discovery and Science on April 7
Sunday, 04/07/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

Join MODS as we celebrate Autism Awareness Day and learn about resources for various neurodiversities.

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film, Serengeti, at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D.

No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory Friendly Sundays are sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and ABA Centers of Florida.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysunday.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Overtown 1896 Marketplace 4/6/24

Overtown 1896 Marketplace
Saturday, 04/06/2024-, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
The Urban Miami
1000 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33136
Eventbrite
Cost: FREE

The Overtown 1896 Marketplace returns to shine light on new and existing small business owners, craftsmen and service providers while celebrating business opportunities coming to Overtown! Join the Overtown 1896 Marketplace for the second popup of the year on April 6, 2024 at The Urban Miami, 1000 2nd Avenue, Miami FL 33136 from 10AM to 3PM and every first Saturday of the month thereafter.

Popup Series Dates:
April 6
May 4
June 1

Celebrating the revitalization of Overtown’s Entertainment District, one of Miami’s oldest and most historically significant neighborhoods; the day will not only provide an opportunity to shop local with a purpose, the marketplace will also have FREE fitness activities, business assistance, music, games, and everything in between for a great day out! Taste, feel, hear and touch the excitement of the community.

With the support of The Allegany Franciscan Ministries through the Overtown Common Good Initiative, the Marketplace is set to be the perfect backdrop to a relaxing Saturday. Come out and enjoy with the whole family– even your pets! It is an opportunity that should not be missed!

Charity Rubber Ducky Hunt at The Marker 3/30/24

Charity Rubber Ducky Hunt at The Marker
Saturday, 03/30/2024-, 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
The Marker Key West
200 William St,
Key West, Florida, 33040
Website
Cost: Free

Join The Marker for the annual Charity Rubber Ducky Hunt on March 30 at from 3 – 5 p.m. Grab a ducky for just $5 and have the chance to win incredible prizes and giveaways. Plus, 100% of the contributions go directly to supporting the Key West Police Love Fund, making a meaningful impact on the local community. Join us for a fun-filled event for a great cause! Please see more information and RSVP on the hotel’s website.

YMCA of South Florida’s “Swim for Jenny” Week 3/25/24

YMCA of South Florida’s “Swim for Jenny” Week
Monday, 03/25/2024-03/29/2024, 08:00 am-08:00 pm
L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center
1409 NW 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
Website
Cost: Free

With Florida leading the nation in childhood drownings, the YMCA of South Florida reaffirms its commitment to water safety and drowning prevention through its signature event, “Swim for Jenny.” This week-long program offers free swim lessons to children and adults of all ages across South Florida, aiming to mitigate the risk of drowning and foster a culture of aquatic safety.

This year, “Swim for Jenny” will be held March 25-29 at YMCA of South Florida locations in Fort Lauderdale (L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center), Hallandale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines and Weston.
Registration for “Swim for Jenny” week is available online at ymcasouthflorida.org/swimforjenny, by phone at 954-334-9622, or in person at any of the following participating YMCA locations:

• L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center – 1409 NW 6th St, Fort Lauderdale
• Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center – 3161 Taft Street, Hollywood
• Hallandale Beach YMCA Family Center – 501 SE 1 Avenue, Hallandale Beach
• Pembroke Pines YMCA Family Center – 501 SW 172 Avenue, Pembroke Pines
• Pembroke Pines Aquatic & Program Center – 1361 NW 129 Avenue, Pembroke Pines
• Weston YMCA Family Center – 20201 Saddle Club Rd, Weston

Last year alone, 97 fatal drownings were reported in Florida. For every fatal drowning, five more nonfatal drownings require hospitalization and medical support, often leaving long-term impacts on victims.

The event started in 2013 and honors the memory of a young girl named Jenny, who drowned in 2011 because she didn’t know how to swim. Since the inception of “Swim for Jenny,” more than 18,000 people have participated with more than 150,000 swim lessons provided.

Drowning is the leading cause of death among children 1-4 years old, underscoring the urgent need for accessible swim instruction. South Florida is surrounded by water, and swim lessons are the difference between life and death. Formal swim lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.

Weekly Viva Move Beach Walk at The Balfour Hotel 3/23/24

Weekly Viva Move Beach Walk at The Balfour Hotel
Saturday, 03/23/2024-, 08:00 am-09:00 am
The Balfour Hotel
350 Ocean Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Kick off your Saturdays with Viva Move’s 50 minute beach walk on South Beach every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. – meet in The Balfour Hotel lobby. Guests will receive a refreshing Mint Miami Lemonade complimentary of the hotel after each session. Wind down after a rejuvenating workout by enjoying full access to all the hotel’s amenities including a beach or pool chair and towel service for a perfect daycation in sunny Miami Beach. Reserve a spot on Eventbrite.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Stravinsky, Ravel, Bernstein & Zwilich 3/27/24

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Stravinsky, Ravel, Bernstein & Zwilich
Sunday, 03/27/2024-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets start at $15

Music lovers rejoice! South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO), led by Sebrina María Alfonso, presents an enthralling March Masterworks program that will take audiences on an epic journey through a Russian fairytale to a sensuous Spanish tavern to the streets of 1940s Times Square all the way up to a modern stirring elegy for 9/11. The region’s foremost symphony will premiere two first-time performances of Bernstein’s “Three Dance Episodes” and modern composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Clarinet Concerto featuring David Shifrin plus popular favorites Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite and Ravel’s Boléro at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale.

Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s (1882 – 1971) The Firebird Suite, based on the Russian fairy tales of the Firebird and the blessing and curse it possesses for its owner, was first performed at the Opéra de Paris in 1910 and was an instant success, catapulting him to international fame. The memorable neo-classical work embodying good and evil has been described as a work of genius.

Maurice Ravel’s (1875 – 1937) Boléro was commissioned by dancer Ida Rubinstein in 1922, and was a raving success when it premiered at the Paris Opera in 1928, Instantly recognizable, the popular, Spanish-influenced rhythmic earworm remains one of the most romantic and well-known classical pieces in his canon.

Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990), America’s famed composer and conductor, takes his concert suite “Three Dance Episodes” from the hit musical On the Town, a wartime romantic comedy about three sailors with 24 hours’ shore leave in New York City. Composed in 1944, this popular, jazzy piece was Bernstein’s first composition for Broadway. This work is a South Florida Symphony premiere.

Another South Florida Symphony premiere is Pompano Beach-based Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Clarinet Concerto featuring the equally award-winning talents of clarinetist David Shifrin (original performer of the piece). Zwilich had already begun her Concerto for Clarinet (commissioned by the Arlene and Milton D. Berkman Philanthropic Fund) by the time the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks occurred. In his review of the 2003 world premiere performance of the piece in 2003, Peter G. Davis of New York Magazine observed: “Like everyone else, composers were badly shaken by 9/11, and their musical responses are beginning to be heard. (This work) would surely have turned out to be quite a different piece had not the fatal date arrived just as she was about to start work on the second movement. That inevitably became an elegy, and the subsequent two movements grew from there.”

Winner of the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, David Shifrin has long been one of the most highly respected American clarinetists for his work as orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber music collaborator and educator. He has appeared with the nation’s foremost symphonies and internationally with orchestras in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. A much sought after chamber musician, he has collaborated with such distinguished ensembles and artists as the Guarneri, Tokyo, Emerson, Orion, Dover and Miro String Quartets, trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax, Andre Previn and André Watts. He has served as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra (under Stokowski), the Honolulu, Dallas and New Haven symphonies, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Symphony. Shifrin joined the faculty at the Yale School of Music in 1987, and since 2008, has been artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Yale and Yale’s annual concert series at Carnegie Hall. In January 2022, he was named the Samuel S. Sanford Professor in the Practice of Clarinet. He has also served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, University of Southern California, University of Michigan, Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Hawaii. He has received three Grammy nominations, is the recipient of a Solo Recitalists’ Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Concert Artist Guild Virtuoso Award, among many other prestigious honors.

Following its highly acclaimed 25th anniversary season, including sold-out shows and a celebrated performance accompanying award-winning alt-rock indie vocalist Natalie Merchant, South Florida’s largest symphonic orchestra is continuing its musical journey of excellence inspiring audiences of all ages.

Single tickets for this program begin at $15 for the Parker in Fort Lauderdale.

For tickets and additional information, visit southfloridasymphony.org, call (954) 522-8445 or email info@southfloridasymphony.org.

Black Family Wellness Expo 3/16/24

Black Family Wellness Expo
Saturday, 03/16/2024-, 09:00 am-03:00 pm
Olinda Park
2101 Northwest 51st Street,
Miami, Florida, 33142
Website
Cost: FREE

The Black Family Wellness Expo is a free community health and wellness event offering free workout classes, hands on cooking class, health screenings and resources.

PLUS FUN fun activities for all age groups! Come and bring the Whole Family!

Our Family Wellness Expo will have Free information screenings to support healthy living goals Such as: Dental care and Diabetes.

Children Activities: Petting Zoo, Hands on Cooking Class, Kids Cardio Class

This event is jointly hosted by the Greater Miami, Dade County (FL) Chapter, Miami Biscayne Bay Chapter, of The Links, Inc.

Deep House Brunch at Higher Ground 3/21/24

Deep House Brunch at Higher Ground
Thursday, 03/21/2024-, 02:00 pm-11:00 pm
Higher Ground
2217 NW Miami Ct, 3rd Floor,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost:

Join Higher Ground at the Arlo Wynwood for a vibey lineup of Miami Music week guests alongside a special barbecue brunch all day long!

The lineup includes:
Gene Farris, James Hurr, Gettoblaster, The Cube Guys, Saliva Commandos, Scotty Boy, Lavelle Dupree, Frescobar Rumpus, Madison Orange, Christian Ten, Hatiras, Jask, Jay-J, DJ Mark Brickman, Vincent Caira, DJ Nutritious, DAN.K, plus a special live performance by Lisa Shaw!

Tickets are $25; Free for Arlo guests.

See you at Higher Ground!

World Water Day at Giralda Avenue 3/22/24

World Water Day at Giralda Avenue
Friday, 03/22/2024-, 05:30 pm-01:00 pm
Giralda Plaza
255 Giralda Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Eventbrite
Cost: FREE

This World Water Day, March 22, BLUE Missions partners with the City of Coral Gables to unveil a new public art installation on Giralda Plaza that will harness the power of augmented reality to raise awareness about local water issues in South Florida.

As part of a global action to advance water security, BLUE Missions chose World Water Day to raise public awareness of the potential threats to our local water supply and to show how everyone can engage in stewardship of our most precious resource through an innovative art installation that’s sure to become the next Instagram-worthy backdrop on Giralda Avenue from March 22nd through May 2024.

Brought to life by the creatives at Vaco Studio and Sunken Blimp, the installation titled, The Water Below Us, was approved by the Coral Gables City Commission as part of the city’s Art in Public Places program and will feature a hanging cylindrical “well” adorned with illustrations by Miami artist, Nic Vasquez. While visiting the art installation, onlookers will be transported into an augmented reality world where they can take pictures of themselves inside a surreal Everglades-inspired habitat. “The idea was to draw attention to the water that flows through the aquifers below our feet by displaying it over our heads. This valuable resource is often overlooked or taken for granted and we all have a role to play in protecting it so that it can continue to give life to future generations,” said Leslie Ramos, Chief Experience Officer at BLUE Missions Group.

A ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m. and officiated by the City of Coral Gables Mayor, Commissioners, and representatives from BLUE Missions. Following the ribbon-cutting, guests are invited to happy hour at Cebada Rooftop at 6:30 p.m.

WHEN:
March 22, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Giralda Plaza, 255 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, FL

ABOUT BLUE MISSIONS GROUP:
BLUE Missions is a 501c3 non-profit organization with headquarters in Miami, Florida, and Santiago, Dominican Republic dedicated to connecting rural communities to clean water. 100% of public donations go directly to projects. BLUE Missions ensures sustainable access to clean water and sanitation while cultivating a generation of global citizens through reflection, education, and service-driven travel. For more information, visit https://www.bluemissions.org/ or call (888) 702-2583.

Little Red Riding, an opera by Seymour Barab 3/17/24

Little Red Riding, an opera by Seymour Barab
Sunday, 03/17/2024-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida, 33156
Website
Cost: $8 – $15

Orchestra Miami presents Little Red Riding, an opera by Seymour Barab
Introduce your kids to the fun of opera as Orchestra Miami proudly presents Little Red Riding Hood, an opera by Seymour Barab. Everyone’s favorite fairy tale will be sung by three professional opera singers in this charming, fully staged production. Soprano Samantha Riling-Lopez stars as Little Red Riding Hood, with baritone Lovell Rose as the Wolf/the Lumberjack and Erika Vasallo as Mother/Grandma. The opera is fully staged by award-winning director Ricky J. Martinez and accompanied by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi at the piano. Full of laughter and surprises, this entertaining opera reminds kids of one of childhood’s most important lessons- don’t talk to strangers!

The show is on Sunday, March 17th, at 3 PM at Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156 – free onsite parking). Tickets are $8 for kids (ages 3-17), $12 for seniors (65 & up), and $15 for adults and a Family Pack (2 kids + 2 adults) is available for $39. Tickets and info can be found at www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

The performance lasts 1 hour and is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. Complimentary cookies and juice will be served after the show! This performance is a part of Orchestra Miami’s Family Fun Concert Series at Pinecrest Gardens. The final Family Fun Concert in the series – The King, the Cat & the Fiddle and other stories with Strings – will be on Sunday, April 7th at 3 PM.

Free-to-Play: Monday Night “As Is” BINGO at IKEA Sunrise 3/25/24

Free-to-Play: Monday Night “As Is” BINGO at IKEA Sunrise
Monday, 03/25/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
IKEA Sunrise
151 NW 136th Ave,
Sunrise, Florida, 33325
Website
Cost: Free

Join us for our Monday Night “As Is” Bingo at IKEA Sunrise!
PARTICIPATION RULES:Must be IKEA Family or IKEA Business Network members to participate. Participants must be 21+ and register individually with their IKEA Family account to enter the sweepstakes. One entry per IKEA Loyalty member.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open to 50 US/DC, 21+ . Each participant will be eligible to win a randomly chosen “AS IS” prize. Void where prohibited. Other restrictions might apply.
IKEA FAMILY Not a Family loyalty member yet? Sign up online and start to enjoy all the great perks of being a Family loyalty member when you shop. IT”S FREE! ->>> https://rb.gy/0jmdly
Space is limited. Reserve your spot @ IKEA Sunrise Events Page: https://rb.gy/40lv13d
IMPORTANT: pre-registering has no bearing on the giveaways.

Cocktails for a Cause 3/28/24

Cocktails for a Cause
Thursday, 03/28/2024-, 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
ChainBridge Distillery
3500 Northeast 11th Avenue,
Oakland Park, Florida, 33331
Website
Cost: 75.00

Join Meals on Wheels SFL for a unique and immersive experience at ChainBridge Distillery, where the art of distillation and mixology come together in perfect harmony. Guests will enjoy complimentary craft cocktails, delicious appetizers and more. Learn more & purchase tickets at mowsoflo.org/events.

​All proceeds will support Meals on Wheels SFL, which provides nutritious meals, safety checks, and friendly visits to South Florida’s senior community.

Artist Talks on Zoom aka BackChat 4/25/24, 6/20/24, 8/22/24

Artist Talks on Zoom aka BackChat
Thursday, 04/25/2024-08/22/2024, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Engage with the Luminaries of Diaspora through Art and Dialogue

Searching for a space where art, culture, and powerful conversations converge? Look no further than the Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator’s February Back-Chat!

Join us in the illuminating online series – Back-Chat from Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator. Back-Chat is your portal to a world where diasporic narratives and experiences are shared and celebrated. Whether you are an artist, a scholar, or simply someone who appreciates the depth of cultural expression, this event is crafted just for you.

Imagine an evening spent absorbed in the rich tapestry of diasporic life, hearing first-hand from visionaries. Through their lenses, we will explore the critical ‘spaces of in-between’ – those realms that exist beyond borders and the traditional constraints of culture and creativity.

Don’t miss out on this transformative experience. Reserve your virtual seat now.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Visions of Women” Exhibit Artists Meet & Greet 4/4/24

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Visions of Women” Exhibit Artists Meet & Greet
Thursday, 04/04/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2 Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to present “Visions of Women,” its first ever fine art exhibition from the National League of American Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch (NLAPW). This new exhibition will feature art from NLAPW award-winning artists/members Claudia Hafner, Judy Nunno, Phoenix, Donna Sallee, and Tammy Seymour, from April 4 – 30. A free meet and greet with the artists will take place on opening day, Thursday, April 4, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the New River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus.

“Visions of Women” is a profound exploration of art that illuminates the human experience, fires the imagination, and nurtures the soul. This exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic talent but also a tribute to the strength and creativity of accomplished women artists in our community.
During this special event, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists in person, engage in insightful conversations about their works, and discover the stories behind each masterpiece. From powerful portraits to captivating landscapes, each artwork tells a unique story that resonates with the theme of empowering women and inspiring others.

In addition to meeting the artists, guests will enjoy light refreshments and can explore the other exhibits at History Fort Lauderdale, including the “Women Trailblazers” exhibit, which highlights influential female role models in our community.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to host a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple permanent exhibits including – the Early Years,” “The African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts: the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River Archaeology,” and, most recently, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military, and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

America’s Family Screening at the Coral Gables Art Cinema 3/30/24

America’s Family Screening at the Coral Gables Art Cinema
Saturday, 03/30/2024-, 11:00 am-01:30 pm
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $12.75

The Coral Gables Art Cinema will be hosting a screening and panel discussion of AMERICA’S FAMILY on 3/30 at 11:00 AM with Director, Anike Tourse, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition.

Dr.Jart+ Skinnovation Station 3/16/24

Dr.Jart+ Skinnovation Station
Saturday, 03/16/2024-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Aventura Mall
19501 Biscayne blvd,
Aventura, Florida, 33180
Website
Cost: Free

Get ready, Miami! The world of Dr.Jart+ is coming your way. Experience feel-great skincare from Korea that delivers instant results. Immerse yourself in an interactive pop-up experience, where you’ll discover our #Cicapair collection to soothe and repair sensitive skin and get your hands on our viral bestsellers. Play old-school games with new twists, win prizes, and snag free skincare samples.
See you there.
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No ticket required. Free Entry.
Find us on the Plaza across from the Apple Store!

Dr. Jart+ Skinnovation Station 3/17/24

Dr. Jart+ Skinnovation Station
Sunday, 03/17/2024-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Aventura Mall
19501 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida, 33180
Website
Cost: Free

Get ready, Miami! The world of Dr.Jart+ is coming your way. Experience feel-great skincare from Korea that delivers instant results. Immerse yourself in an interactive pop-up experience, where you’ll discover our #Cicapair collection to soothe and repair sensitive skin and get your hands on our viral bestsellers. Play old-school games with new twists, win prizes, and snag free skincare samples.
See you there.
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No ticket required. Free Entry.
Find us on the Plaza across from the Apple Store!

Sky and Space Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 3/9/24 – 3/31/24

Sky and Space Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Saturday, 03/09/2024-03/31/2024, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: included with Museum Admission: MODS Members and children under 2 – Free; Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22 Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25

Kids can suit-up for an otherworldly adventure during MODS’ Sky and Space Weekends, presented by JetBlue and JetBlue Foundation, on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sundays, from noon – 5 p.m. Dive into Earth’s atmosphere and explore the galaxy. Unveil the science of solar eclipses and prepare for the upcoming North American eclipse. Learn rocket basics, build a LEGO® moon base, discover space station secrets and take a cosmic journey in the MODS planetarium. For young astronauts (ages 0-6), craft a spacecraft and create a moon phase necklace. It’s a stellar day of learning and fun, where the universe awaits your exploration!

Guests of all ages can marvel at the stunning sight of the cosmos in a variety of documentary films showing at the AutoNation® IMAX® Theater.
Step into a future, 50 years ahead, where smart cities thrive on total sustainability in watching Cities of the Future. Renewable energy powers our world and space-based solar power ensures continuous energy supply. Electric flying vehicles have replaced traffic jams, making this vision a reality planned by today’s engineers. This film, presented by MacGillivray Freeman Films and the American Society of Civil Engineers, unveils the groundbreaking innovations shaping our world. Deep Sky brings the awe-inspiring images captured by NASA’s Webb Telescope to IMAX® taking audiences on a journey to the beginning of time and space, to never-before-seen cosmic landscapes and to recently discovered exoplanets, planets around other stars. Hubble 3D takes moviegoers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings. Experience never-before-seen 3D flights through the farthest reaches of the universe and accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA’s history. Showtimes for these films can be found at mods.org/showtimes.

Experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Exhibits included with admission. Get tickets by visiting mods.org/tickets.

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The Art Of Hip Hop Announces Major Exhibition Updates for 305 Day, Highlighting Miami’s Own Talent 3/5/24

The Art Of Hip Hop Announces Major Exhibition Updates for 305 Day, Highlighting Miami’s Own Talent
Tuesday, 03/05/2024-, 11:00 am-06:00 pm
The Art of Hip Hop
299 NW 25th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: 3.05

On March 5th, also known as “305 Day,” The Art Of Hip Hop will unveil major updates to its exhibition space, celebrating Miami’s deep-rooted Hip Hop talent for the entire month of March. Highlights include works by Skam2, known for his work with Eminem, master painter Erni Vales, and immersive images of Rick Ross by David Cabrera, to name a few. On March 5th, tickets to the exhibition will be $3.05 all day. This refresh aims to deepen the exploration of Hip Hop’s visual culture, spotlighting local legends and their contributions to the genre.

ArtServe Brings National “Healing Through Art” Initiative to Fort Lauderdale 4/12/24

ArtServe Brings National “Healing Through Art” Initiative to Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 04/12/2024-06/15/2024, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Art Exhibit Opens With Free, Public Reception On Friday, April 12, 2024

Following in the footsteps of this year’s first-ever National Summit on the Arts and subsequent launch of a new federal Interagency Working Group on Arts, Health, and Civic Infrastructure, Fort Lauderdale’s ArtServe will open a new exhibit on Friday, April 12 called “Looking Forward—Healing Through Art.”

The exhibit, which launches with an April 12 free public reception from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., runs through Friday, June 15 at ArtServe. To RSVP, click here: https://fb.me/e/wM0NtPwFl

The April 12 reception will include a panel discussion, “make and take” art stations and live performances by local musical artists, improv artists and comedians.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily admission to Healing Through Art is also free.

Created through a grant from Funding Arts Broward and sponsored by Broward County Cultural Division and Florida Arts & Culture, Healing Through Art will feature artists who focus on mental wellness and healing, as well as those who create art despite physical or mental challenges.

Among the exhibitors will be deaf and/or physically or intellectually challenged adults from Schott Communities.

“For this exhibit, we’re directing our efforts on arts communities we believe are most neglected, such as youth in crisis, senior citizens and caregivers, among others,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes explained. “Through immersive, hands-on stations, performances and art installations at ‘Healing Through Art,’ ArtServe will create a welcoming, safe and creative space for those who need it most.”

“Hands-on group art projects can be instrumental in forging camaraderie and self-esteem for everyone,” Hughes added.

As the National Endowment for the Arts explained, “Arts and culture enrich our lives, our communities, and our nation. In this pivotal moment in our history, there is a growing recognition that the arts reveal new ideas, unlock opportunities, and help us confront the many challenges before us.”

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

$5 Happy Hour Cocktails for Women ONLY at Negroni Midtown: International Women’s Day 3/8/24

$5 Happy Hour Cocktails for Women ONLY at Negroni Midtown: International Women’s Day
Friday, 03/08/2024-, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
Negroni Midtown
3201 Buena Vista Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost:

Here, here! Say, “Cheers!” to the girls this International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8 at Negroni Bistro and Sushi Bar in Midtown Miami with a special selection of $5 cocktails during happy hour.

Come on down to Midtown from 4-7 p.m. and sip on the fabulous Summer Shade with Grey Goose vodka, citrus, grapefruit, sparkling water, fresh basil and aromatic bitters; or how about some classic Aperol to feel like you’re on the Amalfi Coast?

Make the special happy hour part of the Friday festivities while enjoying bites from Negroni’s global fusion menu specializing in Nikkei eats and stylish comfort food, featuring decadent sushi rolls, ceviche, handhelds, pastas and more.

Note: This is for women only.

$5 Happy Hour Cocktails for Women ONLY at Negroni Weston: International Women’s Day 3/8/24

$5 Happy Hour Cocktails for Women ONLY at Negroni Weston: International Women’s Day
Friday, 03/08/2024-, 03:00 pm-06:00 pm
Negroni Weston
1744 Main St,
Weston, Florida, 33326
Website
Cost:

Here, here! Say, “Cheers!” to the girls this International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8 at Negroni Bistro and Sushi Bar at the Weston Town Center with a special selection of $5 cocktails during happy hour.

Come on down to Weston from 3-6 p.m. and sip on the fabulous Summer Shade with Grey Goose vodka, citrus, grapefruit, sparkling water, fresh basil and aromatic bitters; or how about some classic Aperol to feel like you’re on the Amalfi Coast?

Make the special happy hour part of the Friday festivities while enjoying bites from Negroni’s global fusion menu specializing in Nikkei eats and stylish comfort food, featuring decadent sushi rolls, ceviche, handhelds, pastas and more.

Note: This is for women only.

Interactive Maki Rolling Class at Uchi Miami 3/12/24

Interactive Maki Rolling Class at Uchi Miami
Wednesday, 03/12/2024-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Uchi Miami
252 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: 150

Make way for maki this Tuesday, March 12 with an interactive meal and maki making class at the chic Uchi Miami in Wynwood.

Come with a friend or date for a three hour dinner and sushi experience in which Uchi’s skilled chefs teach participants how to roll the perfect maki (yes, you get to eat it at the end!). Afterward, you’ll indulge in a 10-course dinner featuring fan favorites and seasonal specialties. Menu highlights include:
– hiramasa nigiri
– lobster yaki
– scallop crudo
– halibut
– and more!

Tickets are $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 3/24/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 03/24/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays are sponsored by ABA Centers of Florida and Fifth Third Bank.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysunday.

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Miami Gardens Youth Music Festival 3/2/24

Miami Gardens Youth Music Festival
Saturday, 03/02/2024-, 02:00 pm-06:00 pm
Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex
3000 NW 199th ST, Miami Gardens, FL 33056,
Miami Gardens, Florida, 33056
Website
Cost: Free

Join us at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex for a day of music and art in the community! Over 400 youth musicians will be performing on stage at the 3rd annual Miami Gardens Music Festival. Activities will include: Live performances, instrument petting zoo, art making, bounce house, face painting, headshot photos, food trucks, bingo scavenger hunt, raffles and prizes, as well as free books!

YMU Masterclasses: Arturo O’Farril 5/22/24

YMU Masterclasses: Arturo O’Farril
Wednesday, 05/22/2024-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Suite #3 Miami, FL 33132,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Young Musicians Unite is excited to welcome Arturo O’Farrill, a distinguished composer, bandleader, and pianist. Join us for a masterclass led by this Grammy-winning artist, offering an immersive exploration of music education with a focus on big band leadership and diverse musical influences.

Rooted in Resilience Tour 3/15/24 – 3/17/24

Rooted in Resilience Tour
Friday, 03/15/2024-03/17/2024, 06:00 pm-
Three locations in Miami, FL
15400 NW 42 Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida, 33054
Website
Cost: 0

Three-City Rooted in Resilience Tour Coming to Miami 15-17 to Celebrate Collaboration in Medical Research, Community Empowerment, and Spiritual Enlightenment Within the Black Community

The Rooted in Resilience Tour is scheduled to stop in the Miami, Florida area from March 15 – 17, 2024. The three-day event—in collaboration with the National Pan Hellenic Council’s Black Greek Letter Consortium (BGLC), the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, and multiple community partners across the Miami area—highlights the power of the Black community’s collaboration in medical research, education, community empowerment, and spiritual enlightenment. Activities will celebrate the community’s unwavering commitment to excellence in the face of adversity, inequity, injustice, and racism.

Themes for each day of the event include Collegiate with a Historically Black College & University (Friday), Community (Saturday), and Church (Sunday).

WHERE & WHEN:

DAY ONE: Florida Memorial University is the HBCU education partner for Friday, March 15, 2024. Friday’s event takes place in the FMU Auditorium at 6 PM, located at 15400 NW 42 Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054. Collegiate Night will highlight the promise of the upcoming generation that can help change the medical future of the Black community. In a discussion moderated by the Resilient JEM (Jade E. Mathis), medical and community experts will provide an overview of the All of Us Research Program and its benefits, opportunities, challenges, and relevancy to minority medical research and mental health.

DAY TWO: Senior Family Center, 18330 NW 12th Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33056, will be the location for Community Day on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 11 AM – 3 PM. This event will include music, nutrition and cooking demonstrations, and other interactive and family fun activities about health care and the Black community. Community Day is supported by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. H.O.P.E Health and Wellness Initiative, and the University of Miami Health System.

DAY THREE: On Sunday, March 17, 2024, Reverend Dr. Jimmie L. Bryant will share a spiritual message to mark the close of three days of education and inspiration. The service will take place at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Liberty City, 1899 NW 64th St, Miami, FL 33147, at 8:00 AM.

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization’s State of the Region Annual Awards 3/28/24

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization’s State of the Region Annual Awards
Thursday, 03/28/2024-, 11:00 am-01:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: $95 per person

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)’s third State of the Region Annual Awards presented by Memorial Healthcare System is set to take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa (3030 Holiday Drive). WPLG Local 10 Anchor Jacey Birch will host this prominent event organized by the Broward MPO and local partners. This annual ceremony celebrates the impact of the MPO’s significant role to plan and direct transportation and infrastructure projects throughout the region and honors those who advocate for smart planning and connectivity. This year’s distinguished honorees are Dr. George L. Hanbury II (Lifetime Achievement Award), Rufus James (Champion Award), Lori Baer (Community Impact Award), and Alan Hooper (Visionary Award).

Previous Broward MPO State of the Region Awards honorees include governmental and public policy law attorney and lobbyist George Platt, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance VP Gail Bulfin, T.Y. Lin’s International Rail and Transit Line of Business Director Joseph Yesbeck, regional government officials and power couple policy makers Beverly and Levoyd Williams, former Hollywood Commissioner and past Broward MPO board chair Richard Blattner, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), Fort Lauderdale Chapter, Florida House of Representatives member Christine Hunschofsky [D-96] and Deputy City Manager Sheila Rose.

The event is presented by Memorial Healthcare System and is supported by Benesch and WSP USA. Additional sponsors include Accenture, Port Everglades, FPL, South Florida Commuter Services, Port Everglades Association, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri Rail, Urban Street Development, City of Coconut Creek, Florida International Terminal, LLC, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Nova Southeastern University, Kimley Horn and Associates, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Total Marine Solutions, City of Plantation, City of Dania Beach, City of Hollywood, City of Miramar, RIDE, HDR Engineering, LSN Partners, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

Tickets for the Broward MPO’s State of the Region Annual Awards presented by Memorial Healthcare System are $95 per person; tables of 10 are available. To purchase tickets, please visit www.browardmpo.org/event-tickets.

For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Carol Henderson, Broward MPO, at (786) 985-6049 or at hendersonc@browardmpo.org.

Overtown 1896 Marketplace 3/2/24

Overtown 1896 Marketplace
Saturday, 03/02/2024-, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
The Urban Miami
1000 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33136
Website
Cost: FREE

The Overtown 1896 Marketplace pop-up is to shine light on new and existing small business owners for the future business opportunities coming to Overtown! The day will not only provide an opportunity to shop with a purpose but also have music, games, and everything in between to fit a family’s needs!

Checkout @overtownurban on Instagram for more information!

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt 3/31/24

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt
Sunday, 03/31/2024-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33027
RSVP / Register
Cost:

Looking for some hop stuff? You’re in the right place! This Easter Sunday, savor all your brunch favorites while participating in the ultimate egg hunt. Whoever finds the golden egg will receive a complimentary brunch for up to 4 guests.

Feeding South Florida to Host Mission & Music Mixer 3/19/24

Feeding South Florida to Host Mission & Music Mixer on Mar. 19
Tuesday, 03/19/2024-, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
Pinstripes
19505 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3290,
Miami, Florida, 33180
Website
Cost: $50

Feeding South Florida® – the leading hunger-relief organization in South Florida – will host “Mission & Music Miami” at Pinstripes in Aventura on Tuesday, March 19, from 5-8 p.m. The happy hour event will support Feeding South Florida’s mission to end hunger in the South Florida community. Each ticket will include appetizers and one drink.

Pinstripes’ best-in-class venue offers a combination of made-from-scratch dining, bowling and bocce.

Currently, in South Florida, there are over 1.2 million food insecure individuals, and 1 in 9 individuals in South Florida remain uncertain about where they will get their next meal due to inflation, the strained supply chain, rising fuel prices and increased housing costs among other factors.

Proceeds raised during the event will allow Feeding South Florida to fulfill its mission to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

Camp STEAMology: Camp Aviation Academy at Museum of Discovery and Science 3/25/24 – 3/29/24

Camp STEAMology: Camp Aviation Academy at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 03/25/2024-, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Museum members: $300/week Non-members: $350/week

School is out, but MODS’ Camp STEAMology in in!

Children ages 5 – 10 will spread their wings during this month’s spring break Camp Aviation Academy from March 25 – March 29! Campers will join MODS’ very own Aviation Academy interns as they demonstrate some of the most amazing aviation activities! Learn from up-and-coming aviators about the world of aviation, tinker with machinery and take flight in MODS’ Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Hangar.

South Florida’s award-winning attraction features 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit and investigate underwater marvels in MODS’ Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures, a new traveling exhibit. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration!

Presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Camp STEAMology admission is Museum members: $300 for the week for Museum members and $350 for the week for non-members. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out. Registration is required at mods.org/campdiscovery.

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The Art Of Hip Hop Celebrates Black History Month With Esdras Thelusma Panel 2/23/24

The Art Of Hip Hop Celebrates Black History Month With Esdras Thelusma Panel
Friday, 02/23/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Art of Hip Hop
299 NW 25th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost:

Spend an evening with Esdras “Photo Tea” Thelusma on Friday, February 23 as part of The Art Of Hip Hop’s Black History Month programming. Thelusma, a Miami-based photographer, filmmaker, and painter, has skillfully captured a diverse array of subjects, ranging from Hip Hop legends and emerging icons to everyday Miami residents. Rather than producing a contrived image, he adeptly captures the innate magnetism of each subject.

Thelusma’s portfolio includes collaborations with the newest class of Hip Hop stars like City Girls and Sexxy Red, as well as established cultural icons like Gucci Mane and Wiz Khalifa. His unique approach seamlessly blends editorial flair with documentary aesthetics, marking him as a tastemaker in the ever-evolving cultural landscape.

On display at the Art of Hip Hop, Thelusma’s works reveal his talent for juxtaposing humility with symbols of opulence, or vice versa, resulting in an elegant body of work that navigates concepts of stardom, class consciousness, and the importance of honoring one’s past. During the event, Thelusma will address topics such as capturing a subject’s charisma or stoicism along with exploring their roots and potential.

This event is not just a showcase of Thelusma’s incredible work but also a forum for reflecting on what it means to be a part of the ever-changing landscape of Hip Hop culture. The Art of Hip Hop looks forward to welcoming guests for an evening of art, conversation, and exploration.

2024 South Florida Walk with Us to Cure Lupus 3/3/24

2024 South Florida Walk with Us to Cure Lupus
Sunday, 03/03/2024-, 09:00 am-01:00 pm
Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail,
Boca Raton, Florida, 33431
Website
Cost: Free

The Lupus Research Alliance is hosting its annual “2024 South Florida Walk with Us to Cure Lupus” event on Sunday, March 3 at Lynn University in Boca Raton! Come join us, lace up your shoes, and help us raise awareness and funds to support lupus research.

The in-person FREE event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with others in the community who are passionate about finding a cure for this debilitating autoimmune disease. Also included are inspiring speakers, light refreshments during the walk, a t-shirt contest, and a variety of activity booths. All are welcome. Donations are appreciated. 100% of all donations go directly to lupus research programs.

Sunday, March 3, 2024
Lynn University, Boca Raton
3601 N. Military Trail Boca Raton, FL 33431
Registration opens: 9:00 AM
Walk starts at: 10:00 AM

Register for the Walk – as a team or individual – and begin fundraising!

For information on the event visit this URL https://give.lupusresearch.org/event/2024-south-florida-walk-with-us-to-cure-lupus/e543168

For more information, please contact Joanne Golombos at 732-610-2267 / jgolombos@lupusresearch.org

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Community Workshop 3/9/24

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Community Workshop
Saturday, 03/09/2024-, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida, 33149
Website
Cost: FREE

Join Chairwoman Christine King for a community visioning session to discuss the planning process in establishing a civil rights museum park on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive (Park Office), Miami, FL 33149 at 10:00AM.

The community meeting has been organized in an effort to move the park’s projects forward with the support of Miami Dade County, the City of Miami, the Board of Trustees, and most importantly members of the community who care about the park’s preservation.

Pinecrest Gardens Hosts 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off 3/2/24

Pinecrest Gardens Hosts 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, 03/02/2024-, 12:00 am-05:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida, 33156
Website
Cost: $8/children younger than 2; $10/adults

Join Pinecrest Gardens for its 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off, proudly presented by Ed Morse Automotive Group, on Saturday, March 2, from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s event introduces a savory new twist with the “Home Cook” challenge, inviting amateur chefs to showcase their best chili recipes and compete for a cash prize. Alongside, experience the rich array of flavors from top cooks affiliated with the International Chili Society. The day promises non-stop entertainment, featuring live country music, line dancing, a mechanical bull, a classic car display, and various family-friendly activities. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children, and free for those under 2. Purchase tickets at www.pinecrestgardens.org.

Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156 | 305-669-6990

Family Fun Day at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens 3/23/24

Family Fun Day at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Saturday, 03/23/2024-03/23/2024, 09:00 am-03:00 pm
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost:

Kicking off the Spring season, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, the historic and whimsical, 35-acre subtropical estate located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, is pleased to announce that it will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The spring-themed family day, catering to children of all ages, will take place across the estate offering a wide array of entertaining and educational activities. Some of the demonstrations and interactive experiences include:

Self-guided tours of the historic house museum filled with a delightful collection of art and personal treasures from the Bartlett family. Activities inside the iconic home include historic reenactors performing in each room, an Artifact Treasure Hunt, STEM Design demonstrations by Black Architects in the Making, and a special book signing and reading by author Bill Sydnor from his book, Mitchell’s Magical Day at Bonnet House.
Live classical concerts by the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra in the courtyard at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Presentations of wildlife viewings and a Florida History-themed scavenger hunt. Families will be challenged to complete ciphers, riddles, and clues as they explore the nature trails and learn about the timeline of Bonnet House’s history.
STEM Labs and instruction will be available to test the water in each of the unique ecosystems.
Art demonstrations, birding, and bird watching will take place under the yellow tent. For a unique engagement with History Fort Lauderdale Museum, families will also learn the history of the famed Barefoot Mailman and will discover what the House of Refuge was.
In the fruit grove, meet Rangers for Python Awareness and learn about important ecosystems and food chains from Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Not only will families get to explore the grounds and learn about the unique ecosystems, but guests are encouraged to take photos while meeting with City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department Officers, their K9 Explosives Unit dogs, and Mounted Police Unit horses.

The Little Gift Shop will be serving beverages, snacks, and freshly made sandwiches for purchase and separately, the Bonnet House Museum Gift Shop will have tropical gifts and native plants for sale.

Admission for the Family Fun Day event is $12 per person for those 14 years and older. Admission is FREE for Broward County Teachers with ID and students 13 years and under. No other discounts apply. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For additional information, please visit https://www.bonnethouse.org/event/family-day/.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG Exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale 3/7/24 – 3/31/24

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG Exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/07/2024-, 10:00 am-08:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Galleria Fort Lauderdale,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: free

History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will celebrate the impactful women of today who lead our community alongside their groundbreaking historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way to success in its “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG free photography exhibition. The exhibit runs through March 31 at Galleria Fort Lauderdale (2414 E. Sunrise Boulevard) during Women’s History Month.

This year’s celebrated women of today are Arlene Pecora, president and CEO of Signature Grand, Jenni Morejon, president and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, Laurie Sallarulo, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida, Sigrid McCawley, managing partner of Boies Schiller Flexner, and Jasmin Shirley, program director, CIED,HICP, of Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc.

Past pioneering women counterparts to be highlighted in the photo exhibit include Jeanne Goon Moy (1913-2006), owner and operator of Moy Chinese Restaurant in Hollywood, Florence Hardy (1897-1975), the City of Fort Lauderdale’s first female city clerk and sometime acting city manager who collaborated with the Chamber of Commerce to build Las Olas canals, bridges, and isles, Blanche Forman (1886-1959), who established Hamilton and Blanche Forman Foundation to support education and donated land for the now esteemed Nova Southeastern University, Barbara Bridge (1929-2016), the first female county court judge and second female circuit court judge, and Betty Mae Tiger Jumper (1923-2011), the first Seminole to graduate high school and earn a higher education nursing degree. Tiger Jumper spent most of her adult life advocating for the Seminole community and improving healthcare services.
History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 is presented by UKG and sponsored by GPR | Goodman Public Relations, City & Shore PRIME magazine, Dillard’s and The Capital Grille.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG, call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about Galleria Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

World Famous Los Trompos Experience at Shops at Merrick Park 2/13/24 – 3/21/24

World Famous Los Trompos Experience at Shops at Merrick Park
Tuesday, 02/13/2024-03/21/2024, 11:00 am-06:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park, known for its pristine outdoor shopping with lush green spaces and a fine collection of retailers in the heart of Coral Gables, will once again host the world-famous Los Trompos art exhibition created by Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. This interactive vibrant outdoor display will make its return to South Florida, captivating audiences from February 13 through March 21 for one month only.

“Los Trompos,” which means “spinning tops” in Spanish, is a traveling exhibit that has been displayed in cities around the world, including Mexico City, Paris, and New York. The lively installation will feature eight larger-than-life, three-dimensional colorful spinning tops in a variety of colors and shapes that invite visitors to play and engage with the art. The art draws its inspiration from a toy that has been popular with children around the world since the dawn of time.

The colorful surfaces of each top are created, in part, by fabric woven in a traditional Mexican style. The fabric is stretched over the modules to seat several people at once. Functioning as both artwork and a rotating platform, each sculpture acts as a gathering place for relaxation, social interaction and entertainment.

This large-scale, artistic installation engages visitors in a way that is both meaningful and playful. By working together to create momentum, visitors can spin the tops on their bases.

Los Trompos was first commissioned by High Museum of Arts, Atlanta. Owners of Los Trompos are DTE Energy Beacon Park Foundation and The Downtown Detroit Partnership. The tour producer is Creos.

Los Trompos at Shops at Merrick Park is free to attend (no ticket required). Visitors are encouraged to take the tops for a spin, sit back and relax, or pose for the perfect photo opportunity. The exhibit is suitable for all ages.

Here for a limited time, discover and explore this immersive experience before it’s too late! For more information visit: https://www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/en/events/los-trompos.html

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-1215, visit www.shopsatmerrickpark.com. Follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark, on Instagram @shopsatmerrickpark and on twitter @ShopMerrickPark.

Attention & Anxiety in Your School-Age Child 2/21/24

Attention & Anxiety in Your School-Age Child
Wednesday, 02/21/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Brightmont Academy Miami Campus
6101 SW 76th St,
South Miami, Florida, 33143
RSVP / Register
Cost: free

Parents and guardians with be provided with valuable insights and strategies to support school-age children struggling with attention issues and anxiety. Join us Wednesday night, February 21st for presentations by mental health experts and discover how to provide a nurturing environment that will promote your student’s well-being and academic success.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG Reception at Galleria Fort Lauderdale 3/6/24

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG Reception at Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/06/2024-03/06/2024, 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 E. Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $50 to benefit History Fort Lauderdale

History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will honor six impactful women who lead our community during its “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG ticketed reception benefitting History Fort Lauderdale set for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at Galleria Fort Lauderdale (2414 E. Sunrise Boulevard).

This year’s honorees are Arlene Pecora, president and CEO of Signature Grand, Jenni Morejon, president and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, Laurie Sallarulo, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida, Sigrid McCawley, managing partner of Boies Schiller Flexner, and Jasmin Shirley, program director, CIED,HICP, of Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc.

The Women’s History Month celebration will kick-off a special photo exhibit highlighting these women alongside their groundbreaking historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community. The exhibition celebrating their achievements will be on display through March 31.

Past pioneering women counterparts to be highlighted in the photo exhibit include Jeanne Goon Moy (1913-2006), owner and operator of Moy Chinese Restaurant in Hollywood, Florence Hardy (1897-1975), the City of Fort Lauderdale’s first female city clerk and sometime acting city manager who collaborated with the Chamber of Commerce to build Las Olas canals, bridges, and isles, Blanche Forman (1886-1959), who established Hamilton and Blanche Forman Foundation to support education and donated land for the now esteemed Nova Southeastern University, Barbara Bridge (1929-2016), the first female county court judge and second female circuit court judge, and Betty Mae Tiger Jumper (1923-2011), the first Seminole to graduate high school and earn a higher education nursing degree. Tiger Jumper spent most of her adult life advocating for the Seminole community and improving healthcare services.
History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 is presented by UKG and sponsored by GPR | Goodman Public Relations, City & Shore PRIME magazine, Dillard’s and The Capital Grille.

Tickets for the special March 6 recognition and benefit reception honoring today’s leaders are $50 and are available at https://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers2024.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG, call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about Galleria Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Estate Planning Seminar with the Experts: Lunch and Learn! 3/20/24

Estate Planning Seminar with the Experts: Lunch and Learn!
Wednesday, 03/20/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
PNC Private Bank The Plaza, 7th Floor
2811 Ponce de Leon Blvd,
Coral Gables,, Florida, 33134
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Cost: Free

Camillus House and PNC Private Bank would like to help you complete your estate plan and advanced directives. With more than 65% of Americans still needing to put a basic estate plan together, our Estate Planning Seminars are here to help you seamlessly move through a process to complete your advanced directives and your will or trust.

We’ll be hosting our next estate planning seminar on Wednesday, March 20, offered at no cost to friends of Camillus House and PNC Private Bank from 11am to 1pm.

This complimentary seminar will be conducted by an estate attorney and financial advisor, who will provide helpful information about wills, trusts, advanced health care directives, powers of attorney and more.

Spring Nourishment for the Soul 3/20/24

Spring Nourishment for the Soul
Wednesday, 03/20/2024-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: 45-50

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is hosting a Spring Nourishment for the Soul on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 with Resident Yoga Instructor Lisa Pumper, and a Live Sacred Music Concert with Composer Richard Brooken

Whether you are seeking relaxation, personal growth, or simply a break from everyday business, this is the perfect event as the spring season starts. Guests will immerse themselves in a transformative experience of mindful movement, meditation, and a live sacred music concert. A candlelight ritual will also be held to set intentions and plant our seeds of renewal.

Meeting at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens veranda, attendees will embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace.

During this event, guests of all ages will have the opportunity to be guided into gentle yin movements, designed to help you connect with your body, release tension, and cultivate a sense of mindfulness. with leading Yoga teacher Lisa Pumper.

Attendees will be fully present in the moment and experience the transcendent magic of South Florida’s beloved arranger/composer and multi-instrumentalist performer, Richard Brookens, whose sacred musical vibrations will move you into pure transformation and tranquility in nature.

Grounds open at 4:30 pm for a stroll through the gardens before class. Class Sessions are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

DETAILS: This event is Rain or Shine.

Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $45 for Members and $50 for Non-members. To purchase tickets please go to https://www.bonnethouse.org/event/spring-nourishment-for-the-soul-mindful-movement-w-live-sacred-music/

Tickets include the event, light beverages, spring equinox candle gift, exploring the grounds & free private parking. Space is limited, book early to ensure your spot.

Guests should dress comfortably, wear walking shoes, and bring a towel.

Chairs will be provided to sit for movements, meditation, and music.

If needed, floor yoga mats will be provided for anyone who wants to sit on the floor for movement and meditation.

Bright Night: A Night for Better Beauty 2/29/24

Bright Night: A Night for Better Beauty
Thursday, 02/29/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Miami Design District's Paradise Plaza
151 NE 41st St #3547,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost: $75

Join Bright Beauty Collective for their first-of-its-kind event, Bright Night, an evening for better beauty, as they bring together conscious beauty industry leaders for an evening of conversation, connection, community and joy! The night will begin with CEO and Founder Susannah Dellinger moderating a panel discussion centered around beauty values, aspirations and trends with the industry’s most celebrated brand founders from RMS Beauty, Ogee, Solara Suncare, Indie Lee and One Love Organics. Beauty lovers and makeup enthusiasts will enjoy an intimate shopping experience, discovering the latest trends, trying new products and learning makeup tips and skincare secrets from industry experts, all while sipping and snacking on delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages. With an unwavering belief that beauty can change the world, 20% of ticket sales and 10% of product sales from the evening will go to the Voices for Children Foundation, an organization that serves as a beacon of hope for abused, abandoned and neglected children and youth in the Miami-Dade County foster care system.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 2/25/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 02/25/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays are sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysunday.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

FLITE Center Gunther Motor Company Collective Impact Awards presented by South Florida Business and Wealth 2/27/24

FLITE Center Gunther Motor Company Collective Impact Awards presented by South Florida Business and Wealth
Tuesday, 02/27/2024-, 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
The Ben West Palm
251 North Narcissus Ave,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401
Website
Cost: 75

FLITE Center West Palm Beach will launch its inaugural FLITE Center Gunther Motor Company Collective Impact Awards presented by South Florida Business and Wealth (SFBW) honoring Palm Beach County youth advocates at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, at The Studio at The Ben Autograph Collection Hotel (251 N. Narcissus in West Palm Beach). Special guest host CBS 12 Anchor Liz Quirantes will emcee the event that will recognize individuals and companies for their advocacy and support of FLITE Center’s mission to aid vulnerable youth in South Florida’s Transitional Independent Living (TIL) System of Care.

Honorees include The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation who will receive the newly created Dr. Heidi Schaeffer Trailblazer Award, named for FLITE Center’s newest board member and longtime advocate; Suzanne Cabrera, CEO, Housing Leadership Council, and Junior League of the Palm Beaches, who will receive Ripple Effect Awards; Excel Construction of Florida who will receive the Bridge Builder Award; and Payne Chapel A.M.E.C and Palm Beach County Human Trafficking Task Force who will receive Community Collaborator Awards. Marian M.E. Bluntson Wingate will be honored with an In Memoriam dedication.

FLITE Center has been serving the West Palm Beach community since 2021. In 2022, it expanded its services by adding a 1,500-square-foot drop-in center located in the historic northwest sector of downtown – in an area youth can easily reach. This past February, new property space began providing a safe, secure and reliable immediate housing emergency landing space lovingly called Falcon Ridge for human trafficking survivor youth and their families.

FLITE Center offers comprehensive and seamless service delivery for youth and young adults
ages 10 to 25 involved in the child welfare system, including youth with special and behavioral
needs, survivors of human trafficking, youth from the Department of Juvenile Justice, youth
who have no high school diploma, those who are unemployed, homeless, or facing any other
unfortunate circumstance. It ensures that youth develop essential skills and competencies in daily living, decision-making and interpersonal communication; crucial modules to begin building their lives as productive members of the community. To achieve these goals, FLITE Center partners with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, corporations, and private citizens. Last year, FLITE Center served nearly 2,000 young adults in the Transitional Independent Living (TIL) System of Care.

The Flite Center Gunther Motor Company Collective Impact Awards presented by SFBW is additionally sponsored by GoldLaw Personal Injury Lawyers, DEX Imaging, Vegso Family Foundation, Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, Reicherter Foundation, Waterstone Resort & Marina, and Oceans 234.

Tickets start at $75 per person and include two drink selections plus gourmet hors d’oeuvres (a full cash bar will be available after the event) and are available to purchase at www.flitecenter.org/PBImpact. For additional sponsorship information, contact Alex Ortiz, FLITE Center’s director of development, at alex@flitecenter.org.

For more information about FLITE Center and its initiatives, please visit www.flitecenter.org.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Red Shield Regatta 3/9/24

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Red Shield Regatta
Saturday, 03/09/2024-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Park at JM Family Enterprises
200 Jim Moran Boulevard,
Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33442
Website
Cost: $150

Set sail for an entertaining yacht-themed evening from 6 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, as The Salvation Army of Broward County presents its inaugural Red Shield Regatta at JM Family’s “The Park” (200 Jim Moran Boulevard in Deerfield Beach). Special guest host Captain Lee Rosbach of Bravo TV’s “Below Deck” and “Couch Talk with Captain Lee & Kate” will be on hand to greet guests as The Salvation Army raises funds to benefit Plymouth Colony, an essential transitional housing complex in Hollywood that provides shelter and supportive services for families facing adversity.

Attendees to The Red Shield Regatta will enjoy gourmet food, an open bar, live entertainment, a silent auction, and the thrilling spectacle of model boat racing. Cruise or resort wear is suggested.

After 10 seasons starring on Bravo’s biggest show, “Below Deck,” Captain Lee Rosbach sailed his way into viewer’s hearts, becoming a beloved fan favorite and household name with over 1.2 million followers. While the ‘stud of the sea’ never even saw the ocean until he moved to the Turks & Caicos at the age of 35, he’s spent the past three decades circling the globe as a mega yacht captain known for his witty one-liners and no nonsense attitude. Whether he’s appearing before Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” or lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Captain Lee always brings his signature swagger.

The Salvation Army of Broward County engages in year-round critical operations, such as multiple shelters and housing programs to aid those experiencing homelessness; weekly food pantry distributions; daily soup kitchen; annual Angel Tree toy distribution program bringing joy to local families during the holidays, and others. To support these efforts fundraising activities like the seasonal Red Kettle bell ringing campaign and this year’s new Red Shield Regatta offer the community the chance to invest for long-term impact. All funds raised directly assist the most disadvantaged in Broward County.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Red Shield Regatta is sponsored by JM Family Enterprises with additional support provided by Bombardier, HMY Yachts, Gulfstream, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, SJF Law Group, Icon International, Sodexo USA, Ocean Bank, MSC Cruises, Cahill Family Charitable Fund and Patrice & John Sabatano.

Tickets are $150 each and sponsorship opportunities are available at give.salvationarmyflorida.org/RedShieldRegatta.

For more information, contact Dave Hayton, The Salvation Army of Broward County’s development director, at (954) 524-6991 or at David.Hayton@uss.salvationarmy.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Browardsalvationarmy, on Instagram @browardtsa, on Twitter (X) @BrowardTSA and on Linked In at linkedin.com/company/browardtsa.

A Royal Romance Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Deck at Island Gardens 2/14/24

A Royal Romance Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Deck at Island Gardens
Wednesday, 02/14/2024-, 06:00 pm-12:00 am
The Deck at Island Gardens
888 MacArthur Causeway,
Miami, Florida, 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: 200-300+

Let your love reign this Valentine’s Day at The Deck at Island Gardens with an opulent five-course prix-fixe menu, “A Royal Romance”, with stunning skyline views overlooking Biscayne Bay.

The elevated experience offers two regal packages priced at $200 and $300 per person, and are each complimented by a bottle of Veuve Clicquot ⁠Brut Champagne of choice. Enjoy Amuse Bouche and Oysters & Pomegranate Espuma before choosing among Passionfruit Octopus Ceviche, Roasted Alaskan Halibut, Manhattan Style NY Strip and more. Pair with His and Hers cocktails and finish off with the elegant specialty dessert Pavlova Heart with dulce de leche filling and Grand Mariner-glazed strawberries.

Guests can expect a romantic night filled with table-side entertainment, live music and the most romantic waterfront ambiance around. Tables are booked for 2 hours. Valet is $25 per vehicle and $15 for self parking. This is a prepaid and non-refundable event. Book on RESY now!

ModaMiami The Ultimate Car Show On America’s East Coast 3/1/24, 3/2/24, 3/3/24

ModaMiami The Ultimate Car Show On America’s East Coast
Friday, 03/01/2024-03/03/2024, 08:00 am-11:55 pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: Multiple

Join us as the world’s rarest cars take center stage at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The exclusive multi-day event celebrates world-class cars, culture, and the utmost in luxury experiences. Peruse sleek limited-edition hypercars to meticulous classic automobiles on ModaMiami’s curated showfield, browse 100 of the hottest supercars joining ModaMiami’s 100 Club, be entertained at auctions and luxury retail pop-ups, and enjoy the ultimate in hospitality with Miami’s best culinary offerings.

Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Sip & Shop” Valentine’s Day Event to Benefit Heart Gallery of Broward 2/12/24

Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Sip & Shop” Valentine’s Day Event to Benefit Heart Gallery of Broward
Monday, 02/12/2024-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Sip & Shop” Valentine’s Day Event to Benefit Heart Gallery of Broward
2414 E. Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Galleria Fort Lauderdale presents “Sip & Shop” a pre-Valentine’s Day shopping event on Monday, February 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The evening will feature the latest collections from Swarovski and Michael Kors, delectable chocolate samples from Läderach, and a wine tasting experience. In support of Heart Gallery of Broward, attendees can purchase raffle tickets to win a special gift package.

Guests can purchase raffle tickets or make a donation to the Heart Gallery of Broward during the shopping event. This significant nonprofit organization is committed to connecting foster children with loving families through impactful initiatives and community support.

Admission to the “Sip & Shop” event is complimentary, and RSVPs can be made at https://bit.ly/SipandShopVDay24.

Slice & Celebrate: Pizza Freak Co. Launch at Higher Ground 3/6/24

Slice & Celebrate: Pizza Freak Co. Launch at Higher Ground
Wednesday, 03/06/2024-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Higher Ground
3rd Floor 2217 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida, 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: 25

Join us for the Pizza Freak Co. launch! Meet the masterminds behind Pizza Freak Co. at Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood: Chefs Brad Kilgore and Brad Daniels serve up unlimited slices and negronis.

Enjoy negronis and craft beers alongside Pizza Freak Co.’s popular flavors: The Umami Mami (pepperoni, garlic chili crisp, miso-lemon ranch), The Trufflenator (wild mushrooms, leeks, truffle crema, rosemary), Three Cheese Blend and Ezzo’s Pepperoni Cups.

Philly’s favorite and Miami’s culinary all-star join forces to bring you the ultimate frozen pizza. With backgrounds at Vetri Alum, Drexel Culinary Instruction and Chef Owner of Tresini and Alter, they’ve crafted a masterpiece for those nights you don’t feel like cooking. Enjoy unlimited slices and sips, live DJ music, and meet Chefs Brad Kilgore and Brad Daniels at Higher Ground’s oasis courtyard and indoor lounge.

Each $25 ticket includes unlimited pizza and negroni or beer pairings.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slice-celebrate-pizza-freak-co-launch-at-higher-ground-tickets-811970645057

Second Annual ArtServe Impact Awards on a Mission to Show How Art Enriches the World 4/19/24

Second Annual ArtServe Impact Awards on a Mission to Show How Art Enriches the World
Friday, 04/19/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $125 per person or 4 people for $400

When ArtServe created the Impact Awards last year to formally recognize people and organizations making a difference in the South Florida community through arts and culture, the program was purposely designed to reach out beyond the ArtServe universe to identify unsung heroes most deserving of the honor.

With its second annual Impact Awards now set for Friday, April 19, 2024, ArtServe has assembled an inspiring, diverse slate of transformative, influential artists, and arts and culture supporters widely seen as long overdue for celebration.

The event, which takes place at ArtServe from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will include cocktails, a handcrafted international culinary feast prepared by 2023 Impact Award recipient Marc Martorana, a silent auction and entertainment. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $125 per person or $400 for four people.

To purchase tickets, click here or go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artserves-second-annual-impact-awards-tickets-796844562537?aff=oddtdtcreator

“Especially at this juncture in time, it’s more important than ever to clearly show how artists make an immense contribution to the economy that’s often overlooked,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes explained. “In fact, artists are everywhere we look, enriching our lives in valuable and unexpected ways.”

The 2024 Impact Award winners are:

Artist of Impact: Puppet Network Founder and Civic Leader Jim Hammond, best known for creating the beloved Florida Day of the Dead Celebration

Community Partner of Impact: Leadership Broward Foundation Executive Director Andrew Zullo

Media Advocate of Impact: Riverwalk Trust President and CEO Genia Duncan Ellis and Go Riverwalk Magazine Publisher Mark Budwig

Legacy of Impact: Thaddeus “THAD” Hamilton, Chair of the Tuskegee Airman of South Florida; also United Negro College Fund, South Florida Leadership Council Chair

Educator of Impact: Jessica Swanson, Master Teacher and Technology Magnet Program Coordinator; Dillard School for the Arts

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

3rd Annual Good for the Heart Family Fitness Event 2/3/24

3rd Annual Good for the Heart Family Fitness Event
Saturday, 02/03/2024-, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Hagen Park
2020 Wilton Drive,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
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Cost:

United Way of Broward County’s NextGen United to host 3rd Annual Good for the Heart family fitness event at Hagen Park on Saturday, February 3, 2024.

At this Fit Fun Family Morning, attendees will get their heart rates up, while supporting United Way of Broward County and learning about the significance of healthy choices.
Trainers from Fitness at Your Door will offer an array of activities to get the weekend started on the right foot. Exercises will include an agility obstacle course, a wheelbarrow race, a relay race, a push-up/squat contest, a ball toss, tug of war, and more!
Children ages 5 and up are welcome. Snacks and water will be provided.
NextGen United is a network of emerging leaders who share a passion for advancing community solutions in their own backyard. Through networking events, hands-on volunteering opportunities and innovative leadership trainings, NextGen United leverages the power of United Way to connect, serve and grow – both personally and professionally.
DETAILS: Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children (5-17 years old). To register, please visit: https://www.unitedwaybroward.org/event/fit-fun-family-morning/

For more information, please email Kathryn Holcomb at kholcomb@UnitedWayBroward.org or call her at 954.308.9280.

13th Annual 5k Run & Walk for Kids’ Growth 3/17/24

13th Annual 5K Run & Walk for Kids’ Growth
Sunday, 03/17/2024-, 08:00 am-12:00 pm
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St,
Miami, Florida, 33155
Website
Cost: $0 – $15

Join the Human Growth Foundation with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to increase awareness of childhood growth disorders and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. The 5K Run & Walk for Kids’ Growth community event will feature food, live entertainment, and display booths. All registered participants will receive event tee shirts and finisher medals. Awards will be given to top runners. For more information, visit RunWalkForKidsGrowth.org.

Be A Hero-Run4Kids 5K Run/Walk/Fun Run 2/2/24

Be A Hero-Run4Kids 5K Run/Walk/Fun Run
Sunday, 02/04/2024-, 08:00 am-11:00 am
David Posnack JCC
5850 S. Pine Island Road,
Davie, Florida, 33328
Website
Cost: $40-$20

Calling all superheroes! Unleash your superpowers and support two incredible causes at the Be A Hero – Run4Kids 5k Race happening on Sunday, February 4, 2024. Hosted by the David Posnack JCC (DPJCC) in partnership with Lauren’s Kids. This family-friendly 5K welcomes participants of all ages, whether you’re a competitive or armature runner, a casual jogger, a walker, part of a team, pushing a stroller, racing in a wheelchair, or accompanied by your tail-wagging companion.

Wear your superhero attire and join us for a day of fun and impact! Engage in costume contests and be a hero for the JCC’s Giborim United program, supporting individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities by providing enrichment classes and summer camp opportunities. Additionally, the proceeds will benefit Lauren’s Kids programs, which educate adults and children about child sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula, awareness campaigns, and speaking engagements. Let’s be superheroes for the day and make a difference together!

History Fort Lauderdale’s 27th Annual History Makers Fundraiser Honoring Kelley Shanley & Galleria Fort Lauderdale 1/31/24

History Fort Lauderdale’s 27th Annual History Makers Fundraiser Honoring Kelley Shanley & Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 01/31/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $125

South Florida’s arts, corporate, education, philanthropy, and media communities will unite to honor Kelley Shanley, president and CEO of Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and Galleria Fort Lauderdale, represented by Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager, and Mark Trouba, general manager, during History Fort Lauderdale’s 27th annual History Makers fundraiser set for Wednesday, January 31, from 6 – 8 p.m., at Galleria Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd.). WPLG-TV Local 10’s Christina Vazquez will host the yearly special event which recognizes individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Kelley Shanley will be honored as this year’s History Maker for his remarkable achievements during his 25-year tenure at the Broward Center. Under Shanley’s leadership, the Broward Center expanded its reach and impact, focusing on education and community engagement. He oversaw the $30 million revitalization of the iconic Parker Playhouse, invested in an award-winning partnership with Broward County Public Schools, and completed the ambitious $60 million Encore! project, transforming the entire Broward Center campus resulting in an increase of more than 110,000 annual visits and $14 million in additional revenue each year. Shanley has been widely recognized for his arts and business impact in South Florida, receiving honors such as the Carbonell Awards’ George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, the Downtown Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Downtowner of the Year, and accolades from the South Florida Business Journal, Leadership Broward Foundation and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale.

Galleria Fort Lauderdale, one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, will receive History Fort Lauderdale’s Legacy Business Award. With a rich history that dates back to its inception as the Sunrise Shopping Center in 1954, Galleria Fort Lauderdale, over the years, has transformed into an enclosed mall, captivating shoppers, diners, and socializers, alike. Under its present management, Galleria Fort Lauderdale has become a valuable community ally, hosting impactful historical exhibits, charitable fundraisers, educational initiatives, and special events. The mall has contributed over $1.5 million to organizations such as History Fort Lauderdale, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Kids in Distress, Leadership Broward Foundation, ArtServe, HANDY, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and Henderson Behavioral Health, among other community causes.

History Fort Lauderdale’s 27th annual History Makers fundraiser is generously sponsored by GCC – General Caulking and Coatings Company, Inc., and The Amaturo Family Foundation (Platinum Sponsors); JM Family Enterprises, M. Austin & Christine Forman, Hudson Family Foundation and Galleria Fort Lauderdale (Visionary Sponsors); C.L. Burks Construction, Charles & Laura Palmer, Rick Case Automotive Group, Safe Harbor Lauderdale Marine Center, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Nova Southeastern University, Douglas Management & Realty, GrayRobinson, Adache Group Architects, Florida Theatrical Association, Marine Industries Association of South Florida and DKW Industries (Trailblazing Sponsors); and Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, Robert Golden, Hooper Construction Services, Moss Foundation, LaBate Holdings, LLC, and Kimley-Horn (Friends of Sponsors). This event is also supported by Funky Buddha Brewery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, OutClique and WPLG Local 10. Funding is provided, in part, by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, and Visit Lauderdale. This organization is also sponsored, in part, by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.
Tickets for History Fort Lauderdale’s 27th anniversary History Makers fundraiser are $125 each and are available to purchase online at bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2023.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter at @FTLHistory.

PAWS4you & Pai Shau Present “Paws on Board” Annual Fundraising Gala: A Night Aboard the Seafair Mega Yacht 1/27/24

PAWS4you & Pai Shau Present “Paws on Board” Annual Fundraising Gala: A Night Aboard the Seafair Mega Yacht
Saturday, 01/27/2024-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Seafair Mega Yacht
Bayfront South Dock, 100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
Website
Cost: 500

PAWS4you a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization in partnership with Pai Shau presents “PAWS on Board,” a glamorous gala aboard the luxurious Seafair Mega Yacht on Saturday, January 27th, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Embrace the Miami Chic atmosphere as the night unfolds with a cocktail hour starting at 7:00 PM, followed by a delightful dinner and live auction at 8:00 PM. At 9:15 PM, the Seafair Mega Yacht will leave the dock, providing guests with a casino, silent auction and nightclub experience on the water. The yacht will return to the dock at 11:00 PM, concluding the night’s festivities. This annual gala raises funds for PAWS4you in support of its mission to save dogs from the threat of euthanasia. PAWS4you serves the community by rescuing abandoned and neglected animals while nurturing them back to health through love and state-of-the-art care.

ManateeFest 2024 2/3/24

ManateeFest 2024
Saturday, 02/03/2024-, 09:00 am-04:00 pm
Manatee Lagoon
6000 N Flagler Dr,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33407
Website
Cost: Free

Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® is hosting its eighth annual ManateeFest on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ManateeFest 2024 attendees can enjoy FREE, family-friendly activities that celebrate Florida’s iconic manatees and local waterways. ManateeFest will feature activities for all ages including a KidsFunZone with activities such as a Coastal Cleanup and Recycling Relay Race, environmental exhibitors and various local small businesses. Visitors can grab a bite from a variety of food vendors all while enjoying the picturesque views of the Lake Worth Lagoon and live steel drum music performances.

The Art Of Hip Hop Hosts Discussion With Legendary Local Photographer Manny Hernandez Moderated By Billy Corben 1/19/24

The Art Of Hip Hop Hosts Discussion With Legendary Local Photographer Manny Hernandez Moderated By Billy Corben
Friday, 01/19/2024-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Art of Hip Hop
299 NW 25th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost:

The Art of Hip Hop, Wynwood’s newest cultural exhibition space, presents its first community event featuring a discussion between esteemed filmmaker Billy Corben and legendary local photographer Manny Hernandez. The two will discuss Manny’s long career shooting Miami’s most rich and famous visitors, including a lengthy list of world-renowned Hip Hop stars who have performed in South Florida, filmed their music videos here, or even called it home. The talk will be followed by a signing of CANDIDS 2 ($30), a new book by Hernandez containing a collection of rare vintage photographs of stars living their best Miami life. Tickets are $12 and are available at artofhiphop.com. Art of Hip Hop, 299 NW 25th St., Miami, FL 33127.

VIP Upstairs/Downstairs Tours at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens 1/10/24, 1/17/24, 1/24/24, 2/14/24, 2/21/24, 2/28/24, 3/13/24, 3/20/24, 3/27/24, 4/10/24, 4/17/24, 4/24/24, 5/8/24, 5/15/24, 5/22/24

VIP Upstairs/Downstairs Tours at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Wednesday, 01/10/2024-05/29/2024, 10:00 am-02:00 pm
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 N Birch Rd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: 40

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, is offering VIP Upstairs/Downstairs Tours of Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett’s historic main house located on the grounds of the whimsical 35-acre subtropical estate.

These small group tours will include a sneak peek of the newly refurbished, normally closed areas of the Bartlett family’s private living quarters, as well as exclusive entrances to rooms that have never been seen before on other Bonnet House tours. The iconic Bonnet House estate was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch and Bartlett family.

The Upstairs/Downstairs Tours, led by seasoned Bonnet House docents, will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of each month between January 10 – May 29, 2024.

Tickets are $40 per person and offered in groups of up to 10 to allow for questions and discussion. Limited reservations are available and pre-registration is required. Please note, the ability to climb stairs is necessary to fully participate in these tours.

To register for the Upstairs/Downstairs Tours, please visit: https://www.bonnethouse.org/groups-specialty-tours/ For additional information or to learn more about tours and classes offered, please visit www.bonnethouse.org or call 954-703-2614.

4th Annual Dinner in the Garden 3/9/24

4th Annual Dinner in the Garden
Saturday, 03/09/2024-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
H.O.M.E.S., Inc Outdoor Garden
690 NE 13th St. #101,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: 200

H.O.M.E.S., Inc. to host the 4th Annual Dinner in the Garden on Saturday, March 9th at the H.O.M.E.S., Inc. Outdoor Garden in Fort Lauderdale.

Inspired by the glamour and charm of Havana’s bygone Tropicana era, guests will enjoy an evening of passed hors d’oeuvres, a three-course meal, specialty cocktails, live entertainment, and an award ceremony recognizing incredible community champions.
The 2024 Honorees include:
Ambassador Award – Susan Greaton
Cornerstone Award – The Community Foundation of Broward
Lifetime Achievement – Marcia Barry-Smith
Since its inception, H.O.M.E.S., Inc. has built and rehabbed over 175 affordable homes for lower-income families, assisted over 1,500 individuals with affordable rental opportunities, and housed 290 young adults who have aged out of foster care with the Youth Self-Sufficiency & Supportive Housing Program.
DETAILS: Tickets to the event are $200 and can be purchased here: https://www.homesfl.org/program-event/upcoming-events

For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Desiree Saunders at dsaunders@handyinc.org or (954) 809-5399

Bay Harbor Island Arts Festival 2/3/24, 2/4/24

Bay Harbor Island Arts Festival
Saturday, 02/03/2024-02/04/2024, 10:00 am-06:00 pm
Kane Concourse
1177 Kane Concourse,
Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, 33154
Website
Cost: Free

The Bay Harbor Islands Arts Festival returns to the heart of downtown Bay Harbor Islands at the beautiful Kane Concourse. The free, weekend-long celebration of art and culture will feature more than 60 local artists, live performances, local craft food and drinks, children’s activities, an interactive family fun zone, and more. The Bay Harbor Islands Art Festival is free and open to the public. Pets are welcome.

YMCA of South Florida & Infinite Scholars Free Scholarship Fair 1/23/24

YMCA of South Florida & Infinite Scholars Free Scholarship Fair
Tuesday, 01/23/2024-01/24/2024, 09:00 am-12:00 pm
L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center
1409 NW Sistrunk Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
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Cost: Free

The YMCA of South Florida, along with Infinite Scholars, will be hosting a Free Scholarship Fair at the L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center, 1409 Sistrunk Boulevard, in Fort Lauderdale. It is open and free for all high school seniors in Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties.

More than 40 colleges and universities will be in attendance over the course of two days, conducting interviews with students, who will have the opportunity to receive scholarships and financial aid, with some being offered on the spot. In 2023, more than 600 students attended the event and approximately $10 million in scholarships were awarded.

Students must bring multiple copies of ACT/SAT scores, unofficial transcript, two letters of recommendation, resume and personal statement of “Why I want to attend college.” Students can register at www.infinitescholar.org/register.

For more information on the Scholarship Fair and College Prep program, including registration, please contact Ms. Sharon Hughes at shughes@ymcasouthflorida.org or visit YMCASouthflorida.org/college-prep-program.

Schedule:
Tuesday, January 23
9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
4 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, January 24
9 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Dine with Negroni Midtown for New Year’s Eve! 12/31/23

Dine with Negroni Midtown for New Year’s Eve!
Sunday, 12/31/2023-, 11:00 am-01:00 am
Negroni Midtown
3201 Buena Vista Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost:

Count down to the New Year with flavors that dazzle! Join Negroni in Midtown Miami for a festive four-course prix-fixe menu and a midnight toast with Pommery champagne to celebrate 2024.

Enjoy celebratory tunes from live DJ sets that amp up the ambiance in a family-friendly setting without sacrificing a chic and urban atmosphere.

Prices are $75 per person for seatings before 7 p.m. and $160 per person for seatings after 9:30 p.m. The little ones are also covered with a delightful kids menu ($50 per child) featuring a selection of mozzarella sticks, chicken Parm, steak, gnocchi and ice cream with Oreo.

For the adults, start with a salmon Crispy Rice before moving on to a choice of appetizer: Burrata, Shrimp Carpaccio or seared beef tenderloin (Vitello Tonnato). Entrée options include a delectable selection of Filet Mignon, Salmon with saffron sauce, Truffle Risotto or a Sushi Experience with a variety of rolls and sashimi. Wrap up the indulgent meal with Moist Chocolate Cake with pistachio ice cream or Pavola, a berry curd with meringue.

Bookings can be made via Resy.

Dine with Negroni Weston for New Year’s Eve! 12/31/23

Dine with Negroni Weston for New Year’s Eve!
Sunday, 12/31/2023-, 10:00 am-12:00 am
Negroni Weston
1744 Main St,
Weston, Florida, 33326
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Cost:

Count down to the New Year with flavors that dazzle! Join Negroni at the Weston Town Centre for a festive four-course prix-fixe menu and a midnight toast with Pommery champagne to celebrate 2024.

Enjoy celebratory tunes from live DJ sets that amp up the ambiance in a family-friendly setting without sacrificing a chic and urban atmosphere.

Prices are $60 per person for seatings before 7 p.m. and $120 per person for seatings after 9:30 p.m. The little ones are also covered with a delightful kids menu ($50 per child) featuring a selection of mozzarella sticks, chicken Parm, steak, gnocchi and ice cream with Oreo.

For the adults, start with a salmon Crispy Rice before moving on to a choice of appetizer: Burrata, Shrimp Carpaccio or seared beef tenderloin (Vitello Tonnato). Entrée options include a delectable selection of Filet Mignon, Salmon with saffron sauce, Truffle Risotto or a Sushi Experience with a variety of rolls and sashimi. Wrap up the indulgent meal with Moist Chocolate Cake with pistachio ice cream or Pavola, a berry curd with meringue.

Bookings can be made via Resy.

Guy Harvey Meet-and-Greet 1/6/24, 1/7/24

Guy Harvey Meet-and-Greet
Saturday, 01/06/2024-01/07/2024, 11:00 am-04:00 pm
Guy Harvey Gallery and Shop Ft. Lauderdale
816 East Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Guy Harvey, Ph.D., world-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist, and entrepreneur, will be available for meet-and-greets, photo ops and signings at his gallery and shop in Las Olas Blvd.

A portion of proceeds from sales of all Guy Harvey apparel and merchandise at the store and online benefit ocean research, education and conservation initiatives through the Guy Harvey Foundation (GHF). The non-profit organization is dedicated to saving the seas, supporting groundbreaking research and helping foster the next generation of ocean conservationists.

As an additional treat, enter to win a limited-edition Guy Harvey art reproduction and receive a free gift with your purchase.

The Guy Harvey Gallery & Shop is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call the store at 954-769-1996 or visit https://guyharvey.com/pages/las-olas-store

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Price, Montgomery, Brahms and Bach Featuring Awadagin Pratt 1/18/24

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Price, Montgomery, Brahms and Bach Featuring Awadagin Pratt
Thursday, 01/18/2024-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
137 NE 19th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $36

In advance of Black History Month, South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO), led by Music Director Sebrina María Alfonso, will present an adventurous program illuminating two prominent African American female composers – Florence Price, the first Black woman to have a composition performed by a major orchestra and Jessie Montgomery, whose Rounds for solo piano and orchestra is currently nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. Award-winning pianist Awadagin Pratt will accompany SFSO for its premiere of Montgomery’s new piano concerto and Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 4. The program is anchored by Brahm’s lyrically sweeping Symphony No. 1. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel of Greater Miami (137 NE 19th St.).

Award-winning pianist Awadagin Pratt joins SFSO for Jessie Montgomery’s Rounds. Rounds is the opening track on Pratt’s 2023 release STILLPOINT, which explores the truth and beauty found within T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, named by NPR as one of the 10 Best Classical Albums of 2023. For SFSO’s premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 4, (originally for harpsichord) Pratt will perform the sprightly work created in 1738. It’s a shimmering work that scholars believe may have once been a concerto for oboe, given the exceptional lyrical melodies for the soloist, but one will never truly know.

Since winning the prestigious Naumburg International Piano Competition in 1992 and receiving a 1994 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Pratt has received international acclaim for delivering “forceful, imaginative, and precisely tinted” performances (Washington Post) and is hailed as “one of the great and distinctive American pianists and conductors of our time” (WGBH). He has performed across six continents with the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the New York Philharmonic, and many others; solo recitals at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Between performances at the piano, Pratt also maintains a bustling conducting career. He is professor of piano at the San Francisco Conservatory. He remains the only graduate of the Peabody Institute (where he studied alongside SFSO’s Maestra Alfonso) to earn performance certificates in three areas — violin, piano, and conducting — and has received the Distinguished Alumni award from Johns Hopkins University and honorary doctorates from Illinois Wesleyan University, Susquehanna University, and the Boston Conservatory.

Jessie Montgomery is an acclaimed composer, violinist, and educator. A recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award from the ASCAP Foundation and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, Montgomery weaves classical music with elements of vernacular music, improvisation, poetry, and social consciousness. Her composition Rounds for solo piano and orchestra was commissioned by Awadagin Pratt and is based on exacting tensions from T.S. Eliot’s poem “Burnt Norton” which would later become the first of his “Four Quartets.” Rounds is nominated for a 2023 GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Classical Composition and The Washington Post stated of the work, “Rounds” was something of a revelation, and a reinforcement of Montgomery’s reliably vital voice as a composer.”

Florence Price was the first African American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra – the Chicago Symphony’s performance at the 1933 World’s Fair — the Century of Progress Exposition. Price composed over 300 works: four symphonies, four concertos, as well as choral works, art songs, chamber music and music for solo instruments. SFSO will pay homage to this unsung hero with its premiere performance of her Andante Moderato, a piece from a string quartet that fuses Price’s fluency with African American spirituals with Western musical forms.

Rounding out SFSO’s Masterworks program is a performance of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68. Brahms, himself, declared that the symphony, from sketches to finishing touches, took 21 years, from 1855 to 1876. The premiere of this symphony, conducted by the composer’s friend Felix Otto Dessoff, took place in 1876, in Karlsruhe, then in the Grand Duchy of Baden.

Following its highly acclaimed 25th anniversary season, including sold-out shows and a celebrated performance accompanying award-winning alt-rock indie vocalist Natalie Merchant, South Florida’s largest symphonic orchestra is continuing its musical journey of excellence inspiring audiences of all ages.

Upcoming concerts include masterworks from Bernstein, Schubert, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and more, Including another SFSO premiere, Elllen Taaffe Zwilich’s Clarinet Concerto. SFSO will also host a 200thanniversary celebration of Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No. 9 on March 3 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Additional popular music performances including Maestra Alfonso conducting SFSO in a live performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ™ In Concert on April 5 and 6 and Classical Mystery Tour: A Symphonic Tribute to The Beatles on May 11, both at Broward Center for the Performing Arts (separately ticketed events).

Season subscriptions and single show tickets are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased by visiting southfloridasymphony.org/2023-24-season or by calling (954) 522-8445. Subscribers receive a 20% discount off single ticket prices and have access to the best seats in the house. Flexible ticket packages are also available.

For additional information, visit southfloridasymphony.org, call (954) 522-8445 or email info@southfloridasymphony.org.

Thursdays at PAMM: Paperwater & Friends 12/28/23

Thursdays at PAMM: Paperwater & Friends
Thursday, 12/28/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Tickets are only required for museum. Live music is free on the terrace.

Close out the year at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)! Enjoy a live set on the waterfront terrace with avant-garde pop duo Paperwater and special guests just in time to celebrate the New Year. Also, enjoy happy hour specials in Verde from 5–8pm. Inside the museum, take a tour, participate in art-making activities with local artists, or explore new exhibitions and permanent collection galleries until 9pm.

Jingle Bites & Gifts with Asian Twist at South Beach Food Hall 12/17/23

Jingle Bites & Gifts with Asian Twist at South Beach Food Hall
Sunday, 12/17/2023-, 01:00 pm-06:00 pm
South Beach Food Hall
1601 Drexel Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Join us for Christmas Market Shopping with an Asian twist at South Beach Food Hall.

Delicious samplings of Chino Latino, Indonesian and Easy, Healthy Asian and shop local, small Asian businesses with Artisanal treats and gifts. Don’t miss exclusive discounts and raffles just for that day!

Perks:
$6 off parking with validation when you park and dine there
$8 cocktails all day, every day
$9 Happy Hour (4-7pm) appetizers

Guest Vendors…
Temple Street Eatery: frozen dumplings, hallacas, sauces, sakito
Graze and Gobble: fun sustainable clothing and jewelry.
Ives and bees: handcrafted soaps, candles and more
Krakatoa Cuisine: Indonesian sauces & merchandise, Raffle prize
Wok Star: cooking demo, Wok Star Kits, discounted online class

From the Food Hall, Asian offerings…
Chick N’Jones: Special Korean Fried Chicken Sando and Asian Chili Garlic Wings
Gutenburg: Kimchi & Pork Belly Burger and loaded kimchi fries
Dale Street Food: savory guava cheese Mexican chilli, scallions gyosa
Pho Sho: Cha Gao (Crispy Spring Roll) and Crispy Chicken Bao
Kae Sushi: Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice, Yakisoba
Baklava Bakery: Candy sushi with variety of fillings like Pistachio Cream
The Blakery: Glazed donut with white chocolate topped with s’mores ice cream

Join us for a festive celebration that blends tradition with an Asian flavorful twist!

Celebrate 2024 with 50 CENT at M2 Miami Presented With Get Out 12/31/23

Celebrate 2024 with 50 CENT at M2 Miami Presented With Get Out
Sunday, 12/31/2023-, 09:00 pm-05:00 am
M2 Miami
1235 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: 99

Ring in 2024 with a LIVE performance from 50 CENT at M2, Miami’s heart of the Art Deco district!

Slip on your trendiest, most sparkly upscale attire with fellow Miami trendsetters for a pulsating, over-the-top New Year’s Eve event. Don’t miss the acclaimed 2000s hip-hop superstar 50 CENT performing his biggest hits among live DJ performances, light shows, VIP bottle service and a 3.5 hour complimentary bar starting when the doors open at 9 p.m.

The DJ’s stellar mix of chart-toppers, hip-hop beats and mash-up melodies are sure to keep the dance floor pumping. When the final countdown commences, shouts of glee and clinking glasses chime in the New Year with free champagne toasts celebrating fresh starts.

For the ultimate VIP treatment, upgraded tickets provide reserved seating and exclusive bottle service at your own private table.

Tickets start at $99 for General Admission. VIP access is $150 and tables begin at $1,000 with a four party minimum. This is a 21+ event.

Children’s Harbor “Nash Bash” Cowboy Glam Harbor Lights Gala in Weston, Florida 3/9/24

Children’s Harbor “Nash Bash” Cowboy Glam Harbor Lights Gala in Weston, Florida March 9, 2024
Saturday, 03/09/2024-, 06:30 pm-10:00 pm
Bergeron Green Glades Ranch
21111 SW 16th St.,
Weston, Florida, 33332
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Cost: $250

With the party theme as “Nash Bash,” guests are invited to wear their most glamorous country and western apparel, hats, boots and baubles, as well as enjoy dinner, cocktails, a ride on the mechanical bull and heel-kickin’ country and western hits from the Shane Duncan Band at Bergeron’s Green Glades Ranch (21111 SW 16th St, Weston, FL 33332) on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $250 per person.

Funds raised during the Harbor Lights Gala “Nash Bash” benefit Children’s Harbor, a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to help strengthen families in our community, while providing safe shelter and support to teens in foster care.

“Bring together your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues for an incredible evening,” said Children’s Harbor CEO Tiffani Dhooge. “This is a chance for all of us to find our glamorous inner cowboy and enjoy an authentic Old Florida ranch experience!”

For sponsorship information and table reservations contact echafin@childrensharbor.org

Sponsorship packages can be viewed at: https://childrensharbor.org/events/nash-bash

For tickets, click here: https://childrensharbor.networkforgood.com/events/62255-2024-gala

For more information, call (954) 252–3072 or visit childrensharbor.org.

Weekly Viva Move Beach Walk at The Balfour Hotel 12/17/23

Weekly Viva Move Beach Walk at The Balfour Hotel
Sunday, 12/17/2023-, 08:00 am-09:00 am
The Balfour Hotel
350 Ocean Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: 25

Kick off your Saturdays with Viva Move’s 50 minute beach walk on South Beach every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. – meet in The Balfour Hotel lobby. Guests will receive a refreshing Mint Miami Lemonade complimentary of the hotel after each session. Don’t forget to reserve a pool/beach chair to treat yourself with a wellness day after your power walk. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. Included in the ticket is a spot in the beach walk and a pool/beach chair plus 40% off all food and beverage at The Balfour Hotel.

South Beach Food Hall host R-Evolution Sculptor, Marco Cochrane’s Chat & Happy Hour 12/9/23

South Beach Food Hall host R-Evolution Sculptor, Marco Cochrane’s Chat & Happy Hour
Saturday, 12/09/2023-, 04:00 pm-11:00 pm
South Beach Food Hall
1601 Drexel Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Don’t miss this fusion of Art & Food event…Meet artist for a chat followed by Happy Hour with tasty bites and cocktails at South Beach Food Hall.

Join us for a mesmerizing evening with renowned sculptor, Marco Cochrane and model, Deja Solis! Learn more about the making of R-Evolution with footage presented on our amazing 17 x 9 video wall. There will be prints for sale. Please register to give us an idea how many. Talk is FREE, buy bites and cocktails.

Experience R-Evolution, the latest sculpture in a 3-part series by Cochrane, known for his larger-than-life, empowering works of art. R-Evolution is located at 420 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

Then explore South Beach Food Hall’s beautiful space and chill music, enjoy delicious culinary bites from 8 food concepts, and pair them with refreshing cocktails during our Happy Hour.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy the fusion of art and food!

9th Annual Holiday in Sistrunk 12/16/23

9th Annual Holiday in Sistrunk
Saturday, 12/16/2023-, 02:00 pm-06:00 pm
Provident Park
1412 NW 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
Website
Cost: Free

Hosted by the YMCA of South Florida, this yearly community event is free and open to the public and will include a toy giveaway, different types of vendors, food trucks, a stage/DJ, health screenings and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy!

For more information, visit www.ymcaofsouthflorida.org or contact Marketa Knight, director of community health, at mknight@ymcasouthflorida.org or 954-467-2444 (ext. 1720).

Join Arlo Wynwood with GetOut.com for NYE 2024 12/31/23

Join Arlo Wynwood with GetOut.com for NYE 2024
Sunday, 12/31/2023-, 09:00 pm-02:00 am
Arlo Wynwood
2217 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $70-$2000

Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve bash at Arlo’s Rooftop, Wynwood in Miami. This premium party destination is pulling out all the stops to deliver an electrifying celebration on the biggest night of the year.

Surrounded by great company, vibrant music, and free-flowing drinks from the 3-hour open bar, you’ll be in the perfect place to pop bottles and party like a VIP. The energy will be off the charts with a live DJ spinning hip hop, Top 40, and the hottest hits all night long. The dance floor will be pumping as this year winds down and the New Year begins. As the clock ticks down to Midnight, the DJ revs up the crowd to join in the ultimate countdown to the New Year. Partygoers will cheer the New Year by raising a glass of complimentary champagne to toast new beginnings.

Partygoers upscale your experience and take advantage of Arlo’s Rooftop, Wynwood exclusive VIP packages with bottle service, reserved seating, and more.

Join Arlo Wynwood for NYE 2024 12/31/23

Join Arlo Wynwood for NYE 2024
Sunday, 12/31/2023-, 09:00 am-02:00 am
Arlo Wynwood
2217 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $70-$2000

Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve bash at Arlo’s Rooftop, Wynwood in Miami. This premium party destination is pulling out all the stops to deliver an electrifying celebration on the biggest night of the year.

Surrounded by great company, vibrant music, and free-flowing drinks from the 3-hour open bar, you’ll be in the perfect place to pop bottles and party like a VIP. The energy will be off the charts with a live DJ spinning hip hop, Top 40, and the hottest hits all night long. The dance floor will be pumping as this year winds down and the New Year begins. As the clock ticks down to Midnight, the DJ revs up the crowd to join in the ultimate countdown to the New Year. Partygoers will cheer the New Year by raising a glass of complimentary champagne to toast new beginnings.

Partygoers upscale your experience and take advantage of Arlo’s Rooftop, Wynwood exclusive VIP packages with bottle service, reserved seating, and more.

Celebrate NYE 2024 at Dream Hotel Rooftop with GetOut.com 12/31/23

Celebrate NYE 2024 at Dream Hotel Rooftop with GetOut.com
Sunday, 12/31/2023-, 08:00 am-04:00 am
Dream South Beach
1111 Collins Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: Gen Ad: $80

Ring in 2024 with a magical night of celebration at Dream Rooftop Bar in South Beach, Miami.

Delve into where luxury meets ocean charm and captivating ambiance at the Dream South Beach hotel’s rooftop where partygoers can delight in a four-hour premium bar. Be sure to arrive early — the first two hours present complimentary mini buffets and hors d’oeuvres. Bask in live DJ sets spinning House, Top 40, Pop, Hip Hop and mash ups of some of everyone’s favorite tunes.

When envisioning the epitome of a South Beach rooftop, Dream is it. Expect a glittering night among the pinnacle-of-the-1970s glammed-out lounge with an infinity pool and ocean views, signature cocktails and delicious fare to celebrate 2024.

Kick off the festivities as early as 8 p.m. with discounted late admission after 12:30 a.m.

Dress code: New Year’s Eve Festive – Casual Evening / Semi-Formal Attire

Price range: $30-$1900, 21+

Girls Exclusive Training Event at THesis Hotel 12/3/23

Girls Exclusive Training Event at THesis Hotel
Sunday, 12/03/2023-, 09:00 am-10:00 am
THesis Hotel Miami
1350 S Dixie Hwy,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
Website
Cost: $50

Created with the purpose of guiding and empowering others through their fitness journey, join Beyond Grey for a GET event (Girls Exclusive Training) on Sunday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m. at THesis Hotel Miami paseo. Guests can pick up a flower and a little note at the beginning of the class to kick off the workout. Expect to be surrounded by like-minded people throughout this full-body workout, wind down session and an after class social hour with refreshments, snacks and goodies. Tickets are $50.

Tri-Rail’s Free “Winter Wonderland” at Miami Airport Station 12/9/23

Tri-Rail’s Free “Winter Wonderland” at Miami Airport Station
Saturday, 12/09/2023-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Tri-Rail’s Miami Airport Station
3861 NW 21 Street,
Miami, Florida, 33142
Website
Cost: Free

Tri-Rail’s “Winter Wonderland” presented by Herzog returns to Tri-Rail’s Miami Airport Station on Saturday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free, family friendly event will feature interactive games, food trucks, holiday carolers, face painting, cookie decorating, bounce houses, a coloring station, festive costumed characters, photos with Tri-Rail’s mascot Conductor George Green, and a special appearance by Santa.

Attendees will enjoy holiday tunes by the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music carolers, plus onstage live entertainment by Santa Claus and local singers who performed at Tri-Rail’s South Florida Kids Got Talent competition. Children and families will also enjoy interactive activities from History Miami Museum and the Museum of Discovery and Science, photo opportunities with costumed characters, including Tri-Rail’s Conductor George Green. Food will be available for purchase from food truck vendors offering tacos, pizza, ice cream and more.

Eventgoers are encouraged to ride the train to the event. Tickets are $5 to ride Tri-Rail for the entire day or $2.50 for those who have a registered discount EASY Card. Kids under 5 years old always ride for free.

To learn more about Tri-Rail’s “Winter Wonderland” presented by Herzog, visit www.tri-rail.com. For train schedules and more information, call 1-800-TRI-RAIL.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday at Museum of Discovery and Science 12/24/23

Sensory-Friendly Sunday at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 12/24/2023-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit MODS’ newest traveling exhibit “Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!” Rail. The exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Mattel, Inc. and is nationally presented by Fisher-Price.

This Sensory Friendly Sunday is sponsored by BBX Capital Foundation.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit https://mods.org/event/sensory-friendly-sunday-14/.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Pre Art Week Yoga Fusion at The Gates Hotel South Beach 12/2/23

Pre Art Week Yoga Fusion at The Gates Hotel South Beach
Saturday, 12/02/2023-, 09:00 am-10:00 am
The Gates Hotel South Beach
2360 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $26

Prepare for Miami Art Week madness and join us at The Gates Hotel South Beach for a fusion of yoga, sound healing, and breath work on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This class is meant to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit leaving you feeling refreshed, centered, and balanced. Beginning with breathwork and meditation, the class will lead into yoga and end with a relaxing sound bath. Tickets are $26 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Miami Art Week ’23 : Basil Brunch at Arlo Wynwood 12/3/23

Miami Art Week ’23 : Basil Brunch at Arlo Wynwood
Sunday, 12/03/2023-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Higher Ground
2217 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida, 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Indulge in a creative twist: “Basil Brunch”, from cocktails to cuisine, surrounded by a live art exhibition inspired by ARLO’s outdoor vibrant greenery bar and lounge, Higher Ground.

Within the multi floor hotel Arlo Wynwood — the first hotel opening in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district — boasts Higher Ground, the open floor, greenery mixology bar and tapas restaurant. This celebratory weekend brunch event will kick off the art festivities in a tasteful manner. Green basil plants will welcome you throughout the venue space as you walk through each curated room introducing a new artist style, theme or medium. You can expect to meet internationally recognized artists and South Florida artists all displaying their visual bodies of work.

Join us at Wynwood, one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world. Live art event presented with Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, partnered with Twenty6North Productions, The L Brand Group and supported by the Arts & Business Council of Miami.

Higher Ground complimentary welcome cocktail with hors d’oeuvres for the first hour.

Dress Code: Casual Chic

Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida Featuring Amber Riley “Celebrate the Holidays” Concert 12/13/23

Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida Featuring Amber Riley “Celebrate the Holidays” Concert
Wednesday, 12/13/2023-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Hard Rock Live
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
Buy Tickets
Cost: $46 – $156

Award-winning actress and singer Amber Riley (Glee) will join the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) for its “Celebrate the Holidays” concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Under the baton of Artistic Director Gabe Salazar, GMCSF will treat audiences to a selection of popular holiday favorites, new standards, and creative vocal arrangements of time-honored classics.

Special guest vocalist Amber Riley, best known for playing Mercedes Jones on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee from 2009 – 2015, will join GMCSF, lending her soaring vocals to the gifted group. For her performance in Glee, she and the cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award and have been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, and a Grammy Award. Riley and partner Derek Hough won season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars 2013. In December 2015, she portrayed Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North, in NBC’s live performance of The Wiz and the following year, she originated the lead role of Effie White in the West End debut of Dreamgirls, for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical and an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical Performance. In 2017, Riley appeared as a judge on BBC One’s musical theatre talent show Let It Shine and formed a musical theatre supergroup with Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson, known collectively as Leading Ladies, which was signed to East West Records/Warner. Her debut album, “Songs from the Stage,” was also released in 2017, and in 2020, she released an EP as just “RILEY.” Most recently, Amber won season 8 of FOX’s The Masked Singer making history as the first celebrity ever to win both The Masked Singer and Dancing With The Stars. GMCSF will perform “Hark The Herald Angels Sing,” “Silver Bells,” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” among others.

With more than 180 singers on their roster, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida is the most prominent gay men’s chorus in the southeastern United States and one of the country’s top 10 largest LGBTQ+ choruses. With a budget of over $1 million, the Chorus reaches more than 20,000 people each season through its mainstage concert season and numerous community appearances.

GMCSF’s “Celebrate the Holidays” concert at Hard Rock Live is sponsored by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Amazon, The Grand Resort & Spa, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Holy Cross Health.

Tickets are on sale now. Individual tickets start at $46 and are available to purchase from Ticketmaster.

To learn more about GMCSF, visit www.gmcsf.org, call (954) 763-2266, or e-mail info@gmcsf.org. Follow us on Facebook, on TikTok @gmcsf, on Instagram @gmcsflorida, and YouTube @gmcsf.

YMCA of South Florida’s Thanksgiving Giveaways (Broward) 11/20/23, 11/21/23

YMCA of South Florida’s Thanksgiving Giveaways (Broward)
Monday, 11/20/2023-11/21/2023, 01:00 pm-07:00 pm
L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center
1409 Sistrunk Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
Website
Cost: Free

The YMCA of South Florida will host a luncheon for seniors and distribute free turkey baskets at the L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center in Sistrunk during Thanksgiving week.

Schedule:
– Luncheon for AOA (seniors)* / Monday, Nov. 20 @ 1-3 p.m.
– Turkey basket giveaway / Tuesday, Nov. 21 @ 4-7 p.m.

*Onsite advance registration is required and limited space is available

The FRIENDS™ Experience Opens at Aventura Mall 11/17/23 – 3/24/24

The FRIENDS™ Experience Opens at Aventura Mall
Friday, 11/17/2023-03/24/2024, 10:00 am-08:00 pm
Aventura Mall
19501 Biscayne Bay,
Aventura, Florida, 33180
Website
Cost: $22-$27.90+taxes & fees

“The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One in Miami” offers fans of the popular television show, FRIENDS, an interactive experience featuring several nostalgia-packed rooms, activations and re-created sets including Monica’s kitchen and the iconic FRIENDS™ fountain. Fans will have the opportunity to explore the show’s history, re-create favorite moments and learn behind-the-scenes information. An onsite FRIENDS™ retail store featuring exclusive products will also be open to both ticketed and non-ticketed guests.

Located at Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180. Tickets start at $27.50. Purchase tickets at www.FriendsTheExperience.com/Miami.

October 27, 2023 – March 24, 2024

Operating Hours (time slots available every 30 minutes):

Wednesday and Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. (last entry)
Fridays: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. (last entry)
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last entry)
Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last entry)

YMCA of South Florida’s Thanksgiving Giveaways (Miami-Dade) 11/20/23

YMCA of South Florida’s Thanksgiving Giveaways (Miami-Dade)
Monday, 11/20/2023-11/21/2023, 02:00 pm-05:00 pm
La Bodega Food Pantry Village of Allapattah at YMCA Family Center
2370 NW 17 Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33142
Website
Cost: Free

The YMCA of South Florida will distribute free meals and host a luncheon for seniors at La Bodega Food Pantry during Thanksgiving week.

La Bodega, located at Village of Allapattah YMCA, is a community food pantry serving nearby neighborhoods. In 2023 alone, La Bodega has served over 30,000 residents and delivered over 400,000 pounds of food.

Schedule:
– Thanksgiving meal kit giveaway* / Monday, Nov. 20 @ 2-5 p.m.
– Luncheon for AOA (seniors)** / Tuesday, Nov. 21 @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

*Through a partnership with United Way of Miami, while supplies last
**Onsite advance registration is required and limited space is available

Sensory Friendly Sunday at Museum of Discovery and Science 11/26/23

Sensory Friendly Sunday at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 11/26/2023-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film* at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D.
No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit MODS’ newest traveling exhibit “Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!” Rail. The exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Mattel, Inc. and is nationally presented by Fisher-Price.

This Sensory Friendly Sunday is sponsored by BBX Capital Foundation.
Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysundays.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Slime Time Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 11/18/23, 11/19/23, 11/25/23, 11/26/23

Slime Time Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Saturday, 11/18/2023-11/26/2023, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Slime Time included with Museum Admission: MODS Members and children under 2 – Free; Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22; Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25

Ooey-Gooey Science!

It’s Slime Time at MODS! Soothe your stress, stimulate your senses and have some messy science fun with the Museum’s signature slime bar. Customize your concoction and enjoy it as a make-and-take after your visit!

● Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Become a super slimeologist at the ooey-gooey Slime Lab. Make-and-take slime after learning the best techniques in our slime-making workshops, then take a picture in front of our slime wall. Learn to make slime bubbles and see who can make their super slimy goo stretch the longest.*

● Animal Encounters: Learn about different slimy creatures, including slugs, frogs and many others.

● Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Animal Kingdom, Secrets of the Sea, Legend of the Enchanted Reef and more!

● Career Connection: Explore careers in chemistry and the culinary arts by following slime recipes and observing how ingredient ratios affect the final product!
Just for Early Learners (ages 0-6): Create bubble slime paintings and experience cloud slime dough and sensory slime bags.

Included with Museum admission.

*Participants must register for make-and-take slime at The Hangar upon entry.

Experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit MODS’ newest traveling exhibit “Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!” Rail. The exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Mattel, Inc. and is nationally presented by Fisher-Price.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Free Exhibit, Opening Reception–ArtServe’s First Exhibit of 2024 Explores Technology’s Role in Art, Society and Commerce 1/26/24

Free Exhibit, Opening Reception–ArtServe’s First Exhibit of 2024 Explores Technology’s Role in Art, Society and Commerce
Friday, 01/26/2024-03/22/2024, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

ArtServe’s “New & Improved” Exhibit Opens With Free, Public Reception on Friday, January 26

Just in time to welcome the New Year, ArtServe’s first exhibit of 2024 will explore the dichotomies of life amid technology and progress in “New & Improved,” which opens with a free, public reception on Friday, January 26, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Both adults and kids are welcome at the reception, which will feature interactive stations filled with toys and gadgets from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, along with a live D.J. playing music from those eras.

To RSVP for the free reception, click here: https://web.charityengine.net/Default.aspx?tsid=27820

The exhibit itself is also free to attend and runs through Friday, March 22, 2024.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“This exhibit confronts the question of whether new things are necessarily better,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes said. “To do that, we’re welcoming all art genres, exploring new and traditional mediums, and exploring our romanticization with the past.”

“New & Improved” is inviting artists to display their perspective on how nostalgia intersects with the realities of our expectations for the future.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Santa’s Grand Arrival at Miami International Mall 12/3/23

Santa’s Grand Arrival at Miami International Mall
Saturday, 12/02/2023-12/03/2023, 11:00 am-12:30 am
Miami International Mall
1455 NW 107th Avenue,
Doral, Florida, 33172
Website
Cost: 0

Welcome Santa with a mini parade featuring the Doral Police Department and the Miami Dade Fire Department. The holiday fun continues then next to the Children’s Play area with arts & crafts, interactive games and a special appearance from Churrin, Elf on the Shelf, the Grinch and more.

Parade location:
Old Navy to Food Court Entrance
Then enjoy holiday fun indoors next to the play area.

Coconut Grove’s 12th Biannual Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day! 11/15/23

Coconut Grove’s 12th Biannual Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day!
Wednesday, 11/15/2023-, 07:00 am-09:00 pm
Coconut Grove
3035 Fuller Street,,
Miami, Florida, 33133
Website
Cost: Free

The Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID) sponsors the 12th biannual Coconut Grove Walk, Bike, and Roll to School day on Wednesday, Nov. 15., encouraging an eco-friendly and physically beneficial school-commute alternative for children and teens!

CAN Community Health and Galleria Fort Lauderdale Present World AIDS Day Kickoff 12/1/23

CAN Community Health and Galleria Fort Lauderdale Present World AIDS Day Kickoff
Friday, 12/01/2023-, 08:30 am-10:00 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

CAN Community Health and Galleria Fort Lauderdale have joined forces to commemorate World AIDS Day through an official public event aimed at raising awareness and providing a collective voice for global health. The public is invited on Friday, December 1, at 8:30 a.m., to participate in an official kickoff ceremony in honor of World AIDS Day at Galleria Fort Lauderdale (2414 E. Sunrise Blvd.). Attendees are encouraged to pre-register at CAN Community Health’s World AIDS Day Page.

In 2022, UNAIDS reported approximately 1.3 million HIV cases, with an estimated 630,000 deaths attributed to AIDS-related illnesses during the same year. Since the onset of the epidemic, there have been an estimated 40.4 million deaths. According to the CDC, the risk of HIV remains high among Black and Latino gay and bisexual men.

On December 1, World AIDS Day, the morning will commence with a gathering of elected officials, fellow HIV-related agencies and other stakeholders. The event will feature special performances by LeNora Jaye and the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. The event will take place inside the mall’s Palm Court Market connected to the main valet parking area.

CAN Community Health welcomes participating organizations: Broward County Health Services, Broward House, Broward Regional HIV Planning Council, Florida Blue, Holy Cross Health, Midland, Our Fund Foundation, SunServe, The McKenzie Project, The Rapha Center, Transinclusive Group, Ujima Men’s Collective and Wilton Manors Business Association.

The event is free, however, pre-registration is encouraged at https://bit.ly/CANWorldAIDSDay2023.

Tasty Bites, Tipples & Treasures at South Beach Food Hall’s Artisan Market 11/12/23

Tasty Bites, Tipples & Treasures at South Beach Food Hall’s Artisan Market
Sunday, 11/12/2023-, 11:00 am-10:00 pm
South Beach Food Hall
1601 Drexel Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Strolling through Lincoln Road Antique & Collectible Market this Sunday? Stop by for a refreshing craft cocktail ($8!?) “Shaken but not stirred” by our lovely mixologists. Savor bites from 10 chefs like Crispy Rice Ropa Vieja from Dale Street Food to a succulent burger from Gutenburg. Satisfy your sweet cravings from 2 dessert booths. Then head over for a fun shopping experience, featuring an array of artisanal and handcrafted products, all under one roof.

Find that perfect item that suits your style from Jaspid Studio’s designer cushions, unique jewelry from Pietra di Luna, free spirited clothing from Estilo Imago, natural handmade artisan soaps from C Beautiful Change and coconut wax candles from Ani+Co, Manantial Swimwear’s mantra, “Whoever fits the bikini, wear it” is so apropos and effortless sustainable concept by The Rounds.

South Beach Food Hall is a beautiful place for locals to hang out. There’s free WIFI or you can watch games on a huge video screen. Every Sunday, experience a variety of activities, some seasonal gift shopping and enjoy fun times with your family, the Food Hall is open from 11am-10pm.

Join us for the Artisan Market from 1-6 pm for our WEEKLY Sunday Artisan Market, located at 1601 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Come and make memories that’ll leave your taste buds tingling and your soul nourished!

Manatee Season Kick Off 11/18/23

Manatee Season Kick Off
Saturday, 11/18/2023-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Manatee Lagoon
6000 N Flagler Dr,
Miami, Florida, 33407
Website
Cost: FREE

Come see what’s new at Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® and celebrate the start of manatee season at a free kickoff event on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event’s theme is “Manatee Moments” to promote conservation efforts and safety awareness. Bring the whole family to enjoy face painting, scavenger hunts, marine-themed vendors and a free frozen treat! The first 400 visitors will receive a free waterproof phone pouch with information on how to report a manatee in distress if seen in the wild. In addition to celebrating the start of manatee season, there are many other reasons to visit Manatee Lagoon! The enhanced facility has new exhibits and programs, including three life-sized manatee statues, a seagrass exhibit and a Florida mangroves exhibit.

Children’s Harbor Winterfest Viewing Party a Great Opportunity to Share Holiday Joy 12/16/23

Children’s Harbor Winterfest Viewing Party a Great Opportunity to Share Holiday Joy
Saturday, 12/16/2023-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Shooters and The Grateful Palate
3003 NE. 32nd Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308
Buy Tickets
Cost: $250

Sponsorships, Tickets Now Available

In South Florida, there’s only one holiday feeling better than the festive Winterfest Boat Parade and that’s knowing your watch party seat will benefit Children’s Harbor, a nationally accredited non-profit agency with a mission to help strengthen families who are struggling in the community, while providing safe shelter and support to teens in foster care so that they may grow into healthy, educated and productive adults.

On Saturday, December 16, Children’s Harbor will host its annual Winterfest Boat Parade watch party with a front-row seat to the Parade route along the Intracoastal from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Grateful Palate and Shooters, 3003 NE. 32nd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.

Tickets to the Children’s Harbor Winterfest Viewing Party are $250.

This year, Children’s Harbor has expanded seating to an outdoor area. Indoor and outdoor seating provides a front row seat to the parade route along the Intracoastal Waterway.

“We are excited to be adding space to accommodate even more guests as this is one of the most popular Winterfest Boat Parade events,” Children’s Harbor CEO Tiffani Dhooge said. “The funds raised benefit at-risk children and families in our community.”

Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, open bar, raffle and reserved seating for the parade. Sponsorships are now available. For more information, email events@childrensharbor.org.

“It’s a great way for sponsors to host a memorable VIP evening for their clients, employees or friends, while meeting their philanthropic goals and benefiting one of their favorite charities” Dhooge added.

Gold Sponsors: Palermo, Landsman & Ross, PA; Vertical Bridge REIT, LLC; ADR Partners, LLC

Silver Sponsors: Aetna; Kingdom Charitable Trust; MG&A Wealth Charitable Foundation; Celebrity Cruise Lines; Mahoney and Associates; Ultimate Kronos Group

Bronze Sponsors: Bank United; Broward County Clerk of Courts; Centennial Bank; Delta Dental; Holland & Knight; Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; Price Family Foundation; Southwestern Real Estate

For more information about Children’s Harbor, call (954) 252-3072 or visit childrensharbor.org.

About Children’s Harbor

Established in 1996, Children’s Harbor is a nationally accredited non-profit agency with a mission to help strengthen families who are struggling in our community, while providing safe shelter and support to teens in foster care so that they may grow into healthy, educated and productive adults.

With the belief that children should feel safe, that family is worth fighting for and that cycles can be broken, Children’s Harbor provides a harbor of hope and healing for children who have been impacted by the trauma of child abuse. The main campus in Pembroke Pines provides a supportive family environment for teenagers in foster care and their younger siblings. The family strengthening program prevents kids from coming into foster care by providing in-home counseling and support to families who are struggling in the community. Those who have aged out of foster care are provided with housing, life skills and the wrap-around support necessary to overcome their trauma and navigate through the early stages of adulthood through independent living programs.

Brown’s Harbor is a supportive housing community that offers on-site staff, training, and wrap-around support services for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system, ages 18-23, helping to bridge the gap from dependence to independence.

Pablo Lopez Pickleball For Pets Benefitting Paws4you Rescue 11/16/23

Pablo Lopez Pickleball For Pets Benefitting Paws4you Rescue
Thursday, 11/16/2023-, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
Miami Shores Tennis Club
825 NE 100th Street,
Miami Shores, Florida, 33138
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Cost: $50 – $250

Are you ready to have some fun with your furry friends and a celebrity guest? Join us for the Pickleball for Pets event on Thursday, November 16th at the Miami Shores Tennis Club. Guests will have the opportunity to play pickleball against various teams of celebrities, including the famous Pablo Lopez, who will also be available for a meet and greet. Guests will also enjoy a cocktail party and see some adorable dogs available for adoption on-site. This event is benefiting PAWS4you, a non-profit animal rescue organization that saves hundreds of homeless pets every year. Don’t miss this opportunity to support a great cause and have a blast with your favorite stars and animals.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Meghan Grassadonia at mgrassadonia@excelsm.com. We hope to see you there!

Full Moon Yoga led by Papa Guru Nicolay Del Salto 11/10/23

Full Moon Yoga led by Papa Guru Nicolay Del Salto
Friday, 11/10/2023-, 09:00 pm-
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/papa-gurus-full-moon-yoga-and-sound-healing-registration-323621419377

Inhale the positivity and exhale the negativity as InterContinental Miami hosts Full Moon Yoga on Tuesday, November 28 at 7PM. Guests can expect a one-of-a-kind yoga flow class led by Papa Guru Nicolay Del Salto on the hotel’s SkyLawn as well as sweet sounds, breathing exercises and dancing while taking in the view of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. The evening continues with live tunes and a deep meditation weaving mantra and more. After class, guests are encouraged to stay and connect with others in the community.

“Breakfast with Santa” at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Galleria Fort Lauderdale 11/18/23

“Breakfast with Santa” at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 11/18/2023-, 09:00 am-11:00 am
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants at Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2584 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $25 per person; Children under 2 are free

Galleria Fort Lauderdale presents “Breakfast with Santa” at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants (2584 East Sunrise Blvd.) on Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ‘Tis the season to create forever memories with a family meal, arts and crafts, entertainment and a photo opportunity with Santa! This annual event is the launch of Santa’s stay at Galleria Fort Lauderdale to take keepsake portraits for a nominal fee.

Admission is $25 per person; children under the age of two are admitted free. Reservations are required. For more information and reservations, call Galleria Fort Lauderdale at (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s BBX Capital Men of Style presented by Signature Grand and CAN Community Health 11/30/23

Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s BBX Capital Men of Style presented by Signature Grand and CAN Community Health
Thursday, 11/30/2023-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $150 per person

Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s BBX Capital Men of Style presented by Signature Grand and CAN Community Health, the most fashionable social event of the season, takes place on Thursday, November 30, from 6 – 9 p.m. Hosted by WPLG Local 10 Anchor Jacey Birch at Galleria Fort Lauderdale, this premier high energy fundraising event showcases a stellar roster of 12 prominent leaders who will rock the runway to make a positive impact in our community.

For the past 16 years, Galleria Fort Lauderdale has proudly hosted this sold out event. Last year’s event raised a record-breaking $310,000 for 12 respected local charities that impact the quality of life for those they serve and the community-at-large.

The 12 influential South Florida men who have graciously donated their time and resources to worthy causes and will work the runway on behalf of their participating nonprofits are:

• Bill Beckman, Sales Director at Becton, Dickinson and Company (South Florida Symphony Orchestra)
• James Conner, Chief Grants Officer of Pulte Family Charitable Foundation (Henderson Behavioral Health)
• David Diaz, Real Estate Advisor for David Diaz Realty/Compass (FLITE Center)
• Phil Dunlap, Director of Broward County’s Cultural Division (History Fort Lauderdale)
• Brad Friedman, President & CEO of Artisan Foods Catering (Art & Culture Center/Hollywood)
• Joshua Levenson, Partner at Holland & Knight LLP (Leadership Broward)
• Alfredo Lopez, Creative Services Director of Northrop & Johnson (Kids In Distress)
• Malcolm MacInnes, President of MGM General Contracting (HANDY)
• Jason MacMenamin, Vice President of Global Learning Architecture at American Express (Florida Children’s Theatre)
• Alfredo Olvera, Realtor and Director of the Board at The Pride Center at Equality Park (The Pride Center at Equality Park)
• Tyler Smillie, Senior Vice President of Private Banking at Bank of America (Jack & Jill Children’s Center)
• Bill Walker, President of Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale (Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center)

Guests will be treated to live entertainment plus gourmet selections from area restaurants including Lona at the Westin, La Fuga and The Escape at Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Sicilian Oven, Gulf Stream Distillery, and more to be announced. The event will have an open bar with Stoli Vodka, wines from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, and beer from Funky Buddha Brewery. The highlight of the evening will be the fashion runway show that will feature the Men of Style honorees wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s and Dillard’s. The party continues after hours courtesy of Blue Martini.

Event sponsors and contributors include BBX Capital as title sponsor, Signature Grand and CAN Community Health as presenting sponsors, and supporting sponsors Dillard’s, Macy’s, Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, City & Shore magazine, OutClique, WPLG Local 10, Stoli, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, The Capital Grille and Blue Martini.

Tickets are $150 per person including complimentary valet parking and are available through the participating charities and online at www.galleriamall-fl.com/events/men-of-style-2023. Online voting is $25 per vote. The Man of Style and his respected charity that sells the most tickets and secures the most online votes will be recognized during the event with an additional $1,000 contribution.

Breathwork & Sound Healing at Superblue with Michelle Berlin 11/2/23

Breathwork & Sound Healing at Superblue with Michelle Berlin
Thursday, 11/02/2023-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
Superblue Miami
1101 NW 23rd St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $60

Explore the sensations of Sound, Breath & Visuals at SuperBlue with Michelle Berlin.

Participants will be activated through a series of breathwork techniques and movement to open the body and mind for sound relaxation & meditation. Michelle will bring organic sounds of the Gong Bowls chimes & Handpan to close the session for the ultimate sensory experience.

  • Bring water mat and a towel

Your fee covers entrance into Superblue to explore the exhibit.

Annual Halloween Fest and Family Costume Contest at Shops at Pembroke Gardens 10/28/23

Annual Halloween Fest and Family Costume Contest at Shops at Pembroke Gardens
Saturday, 10/28/2023-, 12:00 pm-04:00 pm
Shops at Pembroke Gardens
527 SW 145th Terrace,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33027
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Cost: FREE

Mark your calendars, gather your costumes, and join us for a fang-tastic time at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens Fountain Plaza!

Dates/Times: October 28 | 12PM – 4PM

Join us for a spook-tacular afternoon at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens’ Halloween Family Pet Costume Contest, in proud partnership with South Florida Family Life Magazine. From 12pm to 4pm by the Fountain Plaza, families and their furry friends are invited to showcase their most creative costumes. Whether you’re participating or just spectating, there’s plenty of excitement in store. Dive into a festive atmosphere with fun vendors, capture memorable moments with your family, and stand a chance to win some incredible prizes. Gather your loved ones, four-legged members included, and make this Halloween one for the books. 

South Beach Food Hall Presents Weekend Fun 10/20/23, 10/21/23, 10/22/23

South Beach Food Hall Presents Weekend Fun
Saturday, 10/21/2023-10/22/2023, 12:00 pm-04:00 pm
South Beach Food Hall
1601 Drexel Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: Free

Rolling out our first Epic 3 day weekend at South Beach Food Hall filled with fun events. Kickstart your weekend with a TGIF Happy Hour Extravaganza on Friday, Oct.20. $8 Craft Cocktails and wines and $9 savory treats. Jive to beats of DJ Gio from 6-8pm.

On Saturday, October 21: A Culinary Adventure from Dawn ’til Dusk
Grab a cocktail, wine or beer to pair with a bite from over 10 culinary experiences to choose from…Lur’s Basque Dinner, Crispy Rice Ropa Vieja from Dale Street Food, handcrafted burgers from Gutenburg, pho-nomenal pho from Pho Sho. Peruvian Japanese (Nikkei) sushi from Kae Sushi, Caribbean bowl from Plants and Bowls, and end with Roasted Pistachio Baklava from Baklava Bakery and sinfully delicious Chocolate Dunkaroo from The Blakery.

Then head over for a Craft your Terrarium Wonderland Classes led by talented Ifa of Terrariums for All. Choose from 1pm or 3pm and let Ifa guide you in creating your very own miniature garden which you’ll take home. She’ll also bring a carefully curated selection of plants and pots for purchase so you can add a touch of nature to your home.

On Sunday, October 22, prepare for an Artisanal Shopping Extravaganza and Origami Class…Cap off the weekend with gift items featuring artisanal and handcrafted products. This week: Sweet Blossom Desserts with Halloween coffin filled with 2 flavors of edible tulips; Matsumura Arts with origami cranes, kimonos & more; Charlie’s Microgreens and Ee 3D Art with cute Halloween charms and gifts. Hiroko Matsumura will teach us how to make origami cranes and more.

Paws Patio: Howl-o-Ween Doggie Contest 10/25/23

Paws Patio: Howl-o-Ween Doggie Contest
Wednesday, 10/25/2023-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: FREE

On Wednesday, October 25, treat your pup to a special spooky edition of Paws Patio as InterContinental Miami hosts a Howl-o-Ween Doggie Contest. Get in the Halloween spirit on the Bayside Terrace from 5PM to 7PM, where dogs are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costumes for a chance to win paw-some prizes (and barking rights). The tail-waggin’ good time includes free Puppucinos and more fun surprises.

Unstoppable You (Vivir Sin Límites) 11/4/23

Unstoppable You (Vivir Sin Límites)
Saturday, 11/04/2023-, 10:00 am-12:30 am
Florida International University's Ernest R. Graham Center
10955 SW 15th Terrace,
Miami, Florida, 33199
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Cost: Free

If you’re approaching retirement, UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company invites you and your family to attend Unstoppable You (Vivir Sin Límites), a FREE wellness experience featuring workshops in vision boarding and Medicare education.

Attend to learn how you could harness the power of manifestation along with the important tools like Medicare, to embrace this next era in life with renewed energy! The event will take place on Saturday, November 4th, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Florida International University’s Ernest R Graham Center. RSVP here: http://unstoppableyoubyuhc.com/