Free First Thursday – Sunny Days/Starry Nights 8/1/24

Free First Thursday – Sunny Days/Starry Nights
Thursday, 08/01/2024-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights.

All Day Mini Muse
11 am – 6:30 pm

Get creative with us during our monthly Mini Muse on Free First Thursday, August 1st, 2024 for our FREE drop-in art-making project offered ALL day, 11 am – 6:30 pm. First, test your brain with an Art & Seek scavenger hunt through the museum. After, delve into the world of illustration and create your own unique story. Inspired by the Louis M. Glackens: Pure Imagination exhibitions, experiment with paper and drawing materials to develop your ideas into a handmade book.

This drop-in art-making event is open to every skill set and all ages. Grab your friends and family, or come alone, and let your imagination run wild.

Materials are provided and all are welcome.

Broward’s Back to School Community Extravaganza hosted by the YMCA of South Florida 7/20/24

Broward’s Back to School Community Extravaganza hosted by the YMCA of South Florida
Saturday, 07/20/2024-, 09:00 am-01:00 pm
Dillard High School
2501 NW 11th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
Website
Cost: Free

The YMCA of South Florida, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, School Board of Broward County, HandsOn South Florida, Soles4Souls, City of Ft. Lauderdale Police Department, and volunteers from other companies and nonprofit organizations are committed to supporting K-12 education in South Florida and will provide free backpacks, school supplies, underwear and shoes to students in K through 12 students in Broward County.

Each child must be present and will receive one backpack filled with school supplies and other goodies. Families also can take advantage of free immunizations and apply for Florida Kidcare and free and reduced school meals.

Immunizations are for families without medical insurance. To make an appointment, call 954-771-5245. A copy of the child’s immunization record, COVID-19 vaccination card, parent’s photo ID (valid driver’s license or passport), and proof of address (lease, utility bill, etc.) is required.

Broward Health’s Back to School Jamboree 8/3/24

Broward Health’s Back to School Jamboree
Saturday, 08/03/2024-, 09:00 am-03:00 pm
Cora E. Braynon Family Health Center
200 N.W. 7th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
Website
Cost: Free

Join Broward Health for a family friendly event with food, entertainment and surprises! With our Mobilize to Immunize program, kids can get free immunizations. School supply giveaways will be given out to kids present while supplies last. Children must be registered in advance for immunizations. For pre-registration, call 954-302-3935

Visit browardhealthpoint.org

The Friends of Jack and Jill to Present Annual Power Lunch 9/26/24

The Friends of Jack and Jill to Present Annual Power Lunch
Thursday, 09/26/2024-, 11:30 am-01:00 am
First Baptist Downtown Event Center
301 East Broward Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Individual tickets are $150

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center – a support group of volunteers committed to developing community awareness, fundraising and program assistance for Jack & Jill Center’s children and their families – is honored to host the 23rd Annual Power Lunch at First Baptist Downtown Event Center in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 11:30 a.m. Neki Mohan, the vice president of Visit Lauderdale, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

The event pays tribute to special and outstanding honorees in the South Florida community who have helped The Friends of Jack & Jill Center raise over $6.5 million for high-need children and families since its inception in 1999. Over 300 business professionals in Broward County are anticipated to attend the 23rd Annual Power Lunch.

In recognition of their dedication to Jack & Jill Center, the luncheon will honor Greg Young, known as Greg the Barber, as the volunteer honoree, Holman Enterprises as the philanthropic organization honoree and Stephen Distributing as the corporate honoree. These awards are bestowed to those who have gone above and beyond through their contributions and service to the Jack & Jill Center.

The proceeds from the event will benefit Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education, family strengthening program and HEALTH Program to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 30,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942.

Event sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now available. Sponsorships and tickets range from $1,500 to $20,000. Individual tickets are $150.

Movies by Moonlight: Paw Patrol 8/9/24

Movies by Moonlight: Paw Patrol
Friday, 08/09/2024-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

The LOOP invites the community and their furry companions to the Movies by Moonlight “Dog Days of Summer” series. Locals and visitors of all ages are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a favorite movie date to the main lawn at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Come early to dine at one of Fort Lauderdale Beach’s restaurants, shop The MKT starting at 5 p.m., or bring a picnic for a dinner and a movie experience under the stars. Movie snacks and drinks are also available to purchase onsite, and limited chairs are available to borrow.

-Showtime: 8:15 p.m.; Run Time: 1 hour 26 minutes

-Synopsis: When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and the heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City.

-Games and Giveaways with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts: PAW Patrol LIVE! is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 17 and 18. To celebrate, visit the BCPA booth at Las Olas Oceanside Park for exciting games and prizes, with the opportunity to win a family four-pack of tickets to see PAW Patrol Live! Heroes Unite, plus other special activities for the little ones, including temporary PAW Patrol tattoos, PAWsome merch and coloring sheets.

-Book Signing and Meet and Greet with NFL Player and Children’s Book Author Brandin Bryant of “Can I Pet That Dog?”: With an underlying message of consent and bite prevention, “Can I Pet That Dog?” is a rhyming story about a kid who just can’t keep his hands to himself and a dog that does not want to be touched. After a series of back-and-forth, the dog and the kid finally connect with permission from the dog’s owner. “Can I Pet That Dog?” and “So, You Want to be an Athlete” from Bryant’s children’s book series will be available for purchase.

Bryant is a multi-talented individual who plays as a Defensive End in the NFL and is in the captivating world of literature. Born and raised in Omaha, NE, Bryant has always been driven by a passion for both sports and storytelling. He played college football at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Beyond the stadium lights, Bryant’s creativity knows no bounds. With a unique perspective shaped by his experiences both on and off the field, he has ventured into the world of literature. His debut work promises to captivate young readers with its entertaining, inspiring, and fun delivery.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Camp STEAMology: LEGO® Creation Explosion 7/29/24, 7/30/24, 7/31/24, 8/1/24, 8/2/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Camp STEAMology: LEGO® Creation Explosion
Monday, 07/29/2024-08/02/2024, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science & AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: This Camp STEAMology five-day program costs $300 for members and $350 for non-members. Aftercare tuition is $50 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/camp.

School is out, but the Museum of Discovery and Science’s (MODS) Camp STEAMology: LEGO® Creation Explosion is in from July 29 through August 2!

Kids will explore all things LEGO® as campers engage in creating, coding and constructing larger-than-life structures. Campers will learn through playful, hands-on STEAM activities and fun, engaging experiences.

Give your child a SCIENTASTIC STEM experience at MODS’ camp program presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. At Camp STEAMology, we’ve crafted the ultimate age-appropriate camp adventure, providing campers with interactive exploration and hands-on learning opportunities in the coolest camp environment you can imagine. Plus, don’t forget the cherry on top – a weekly IMAX® immersion that’ll have your child’s curiosity soaring to new heights. It’s not just camp; it’s a journey into the exciting world of STEAM that they’ll never forget!

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.

This Camp STEAMology five-day program costs $300 for members and $350 for non-members. Aftercare tuition is $50 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/camp.

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.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 7/28/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 07/28/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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.

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.

Free ArtServe Exhibit Through Sept. 6; Free Opening Reception July 19 for “Ready-Made” 7/19/24

Free ArtServe Exhibit Through Sept. 6; Free Opening Reception July 19 for “Ready-Made”
Friday, 07/19/2024-09/06/2024, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Creatives, Artistic Entrepreneurs Outside the Traditional Gallery Genre
Finally Get Their Own Exhibit

ArtServe’s “Ready-Made” Exhibit Opens Friday, July 19 With Free Reception

Crafters, wine bottle label designers, ceramics enthusiasts, wig-makers, jewelry designers, tattoo artists and other talented creative entrepreneurs who seldom get the chance to exhibit their work will be showcased at ArtServe’s upcoming exhibit “Ready-Made: Celebrating Business, Art and Community” that runs from Friday, July 19 through Friday, Sept. 6, 2024.

Ready-Made opens with a free, public reception at ArtServe from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 19.

To RSVP for the free reception, click here: https://buytickets.at/artserveinc/1299219

Made possible by a grant from The Community Foundation of Broward, the exhibit itself is also free to attend.

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

“After seeing Ready-Made, your everyday experiences will come with a fresh perspective on the knowledge that an artist has created virtually everything with which we interact each day,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes explained. “For example, even a trip to the grocery store entails visual artwork on so many levels—the colorful displays, the food packaging, the coupons and even the fresh sushi at the seafood counter have one thing in common—they were all created by artists!”

ArtServe opened participation in Ready-Made to local artists of all genres—with one caveat: Exhibited artwork must not be perishable (which means the fresh pastries and sushi displays must remain in their respective stores!).

Ready-Made opens alongside a national launch of “Handwork: Celebrating American Craft 2026,” a massive Semiquincentennial initiative to showcase the importance of the handmade, both throughout American history and contemporary life.

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.

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 7/28/24

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 07/28/2024-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for Fort Lauderdale residents.

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

-2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
-FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
-Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.

Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day is made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Seeking: A New Play by Darius V. Daughtry 7/26/24, 7/27/24

Seeking: A New Play by Darius V. Daughtry
Friday, 07/26/2024-07/27/2024, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Amaturo Theater – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $30 (general admission); $20 (students)

In 2022, Darius V. Daughtry, one of South Florida’s best-known poets, authors, directors and educators, presented a stage reading of Seeking, where he explored a journey of self-discovery in the midst of an everchanging world. Now he brings his well-received work to the stage in this new full production with performances on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $30 with student prices at $20.

Written and directed by Daughtry, Seeking is an unforgettable experience that brings music and magic to the stage as the audience follows the story of a young musician’s quest for independence. This leads to his discovery of how instrumental his family’s past is to him in finding his future. Evening performances are followed by Art Prevails Project’s signature artist talk and a special reception with complimentary drinks and light bites.

Seeking is part of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative, presented by Baptist Health and JM Family Enterprises, Inc., which focuses on how the arts and artists can be a force for change in addressing critical issues of social justice and racial equity.

To learn more about Arts for Action: Black Voices events or to get involved, visit BrowardCenter.org or email artsforaction@browardcenter.org.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Slow Down with Sloths VIP Breakfast and Meet-and-Greet 7/27/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Slow Down with Sloths VIP Breakfast and Meet-and-Greet
Saturday, 07/27/2024-, 09:00 am-10:00 am
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Museum members: $65; Non-members: $75

Attention all sloth lovers! Join MODS for a morning filled with wonder, education, and the joy of connecting with nature’s slowest yet most intriguing inhabitants as you take part in our Slow Down with Sloths: VIP Breakfast & Meet-and-Greet on July 27, from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. This event gives guests exclusive early-morning access to the Museum and includes a meet-and-greet with JJ, the two-toed sloth, Museum admission, breakfast, an IMAX® documentary film and insight into the vital importance of rainforest conservation.

Delve into the secrets of sloth behaviors (yes, they’re the slowest animals on Earth!) Learn about their unique adaptations and discover why preserving their rainforest habitats is crucial for survival. It’s a chance to deepen your appreciation for these gentle creatures. Our Life Sciences team will be on hand to answer all your questions and share insights into the crucial importance of rainforest conservation.

Capture the moment with a perfect sloth selfie to commemorate this unforgettable encounter! (NOTE: The sloth will be held exclusively by the Life Sciences staff.)

The cost is $65 for members, $75 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration is required at mods.org/slothbreakfast.

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.

Sunday Funday at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation With Live Performance by Shane Duncan 7/14/24

Sunday Funday at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation With Live Performance by Shane Duncan
Sunday, 07/14/2024-, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
Legends Tavern & Grille
1387 South University Drive,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
Website
Cost: Free

Kick-off Sunday Funday with Shane Duncan Acoustic Duo from 4 PM to 7 PM at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation*. Enjoy an all-star live performance, legendary food and refreshing brews.

*This musical series is available on select Sundays through August 2024.

Feeding South Florida® to Host Annual Outrun Hunger 5K at West Palm Beach’s Okeeheelee Park in Celebration of Hunger Action Day on Sept. 21 9/21/24

Feeding South Florida® to Host Annual Outrun Hunger 5K at West Palm Beach’s Okeeheelee Park in Celebration of Hunger Action Day on Sept. 21
Saturday, 09/21/2024-, 06:30 am-09:00 am
Okeeheelee Park
7715 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33413
Website
Cost: Registration: $25 Registration and T-shirt: $40 Hunger Hero: $250

Feeding South Florida® – the leading hunger-relief organization in South Florida – will host its Annual Outrun Hunger 5K in Palm Beach County in celebration of Hunger Action Month on Saturday, Sept. 21. Runners, families and community leaders of all ages will come together to take steps in the beautiful Okeeheelee Park to raise funds and awareness to end hunger in South Florida.

Hunger Action Month, a nationwide initiative created by Feeding America®, takes place throughout September and is designed to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in America and inspire others to take action toward ending it. Throughout the month, Feeding South Florida will offer a range of events and activities to encourage South Florida residents to “GO ORANGE” and engage in various hunger relief efforts.

Outrun Hunger race day check-in opens at 6:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. After the race, an awards ceremony and a raffle will take place. Participants can join the event as an individual or a team and conduct online fundraising prior to race day.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Camp STEAMology: Padawan Academy 7/8/2024, 7/9/2024, 7/10/2024, 7/11/2024, 7/12/2024

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Camp STEAMology: Padawan Academy
Monday, 07/08/2024-07/12/2024, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Museum members: $300; Non-members: $350 Aftercare tuition is $50 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: Padawan Academy is in!

Come join us in a galaxy not-so-far, far away! Learn the ways of the forces on Earth. Prepare to become a Jedi Knight by electrifying your lightsaber and creating your own TIE Fighters. Jedi need lots of energy, so prepare to make Jedi snacks that will fuel you on your mission.

Give your child a SCIENTASTIC STEM experience at MODS’ camp program presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. At Camp STEAMology, we’ve crafted the ultimate age-appropriate camp adventure, providing campers with interactive exploration and hands-on learning opportunities in the coolest camp environment you can imagine. Plus, don’t forget the cherry on top – a weekly IMAX® immersion that’ll have your child’s curiosity soaring to new heights. It’s not just camp; it’s a journey into the exciting world of STEAM that they’ll never forget!

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.

This Camp STEAMology five-day program costs $300 for members and $350 for non-members. Aftercare tuition is $50 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/camp.

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.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Camp STEAMology: Shark Mania 7/22/24, 7/23/24, 7/24/24, 7/25/24, 7/26/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Camp STEAMology: Shark Mania
Monday, 07/22/2024-07/26/2024, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science & AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: This Camp STEAMology five-day program costs $300 for members and $350 for non-members. Aftercare tuition is $50 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/camp.

School is out, but MODS’ Camp STEAMology: Shark Mania is in!

It’s Shark Week! Campers will investigate the biodiversity and chemistry of our oceans and learn about sharks from their prehistoric origins through today. Come see MODS’ life-size Megalodon and learn about tracking sharks at MODS’ signature Shark Cart!

Give your child a SCIENTASTIC STEM experience at MODS’ camp program presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. At Camp STEAMology, we’ve crafted the ultimate age-appropriate camp adventure, providing campers with interactive exploration and hands-on learning opportunities in the coolest camp environment you can imagine. Plus, don’t forget the cherry on top – a weekly IMAX® immersion that’ll have your child’s curiosity soaring to new heights. It’s not just camp; it’s a journey into the exciting world of STEAM that they’ll never forget!

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.

This Camp STEAMology five-day program costs $300 for members and $350 for non-members. Aftercare tuition is $50 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/camp.

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.

Sunday Funday at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation With Live Performance by Shane Duncan 7/28/24

Sunday Funday at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation With Live Performance by Shane Duncan
Sunday, 07/28/2024-, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
Legends Tavern & Grille
1387 South University Drive,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
Website
Cost: Free

Kick-off Sunday Funday with Shane Duncan Acoustic Duo from 4 PM to 7 PM at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation*. Enjoy an all-star live performance, legendary food and refreshing brews.

*This musical series is available on select Sundays through August 2024.

INK: 75 Years of Prints 7/19/24

INK: 75 Years of Prints
Friday, 07/19/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 am
Burgess Modern + Contemporary
822 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

INK
75 Years of Prints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

05-28-2024 | Fort Lauderdale, FL –

Burgess Modern + Contemporary is thrilled to unveil “INK: 75 Years of Prints”, a vibrant summer exhibition that promises to captivate art lovers and collectors alike with a diverse and dynamic collection of fine art prints, limited editions, and numbered series of works spanning several generations and artistic movements.

Opening on July 19, 2024, from 6 – 9 pm, this exhibition features works by Derrick Adams, Marc Chagall, The Connor Brothers, Salvador Dali, Damien Hirst, Alex Katz, Joan Miro, Jedd Novatt, Pablo Picasso, Ugo Rondinone, Carlos Rolon, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan, and Nicole Wittenberg.

Curatorially inspired by the recently opened and highly celebrated exhibition of Alex Katz’s “60 Years of Printmaking” in Paris, the exhibition at Burgess Modern + Contemporary explores the dialogue between historical finesse and contemporary boldness through the works by some of the most celebrated modern and contemporary artists.

Each artwork in “INK: 75 Years of Prints” offers a rare spectrum of styles and techniques and embodies a unique narrative that is both culturally poignant and artistically significant. Marc Chagall’s lithographs, imbued with dreamlike imagery and vibrant colors, invite viewers into his fantastical world, where folklore and personal memory intertwine. Similarly, the surrealist masterpieces of Salvador Dalí push the boundaries of imagination and technique. Alex Katz, whose work also serves as a source of inspiration for this exhibition, is renowned for his flat, bold portraits that capture the essence of his subjects with striking simplicity. Joan Miró’s prints, characterized by playful abstraction and a vivid palette, offer a whimsical yet profound commentary on the human mind. Contemporary artist Derrick Adams’s work reflects on African American culture and identity, often incorporating elements of collage and vibrant patterns that challenge traditional narratives and celebrate individuality. The enigmatic works of The Connor Brothers blur the lines between fiction and reality, using text and imagery to provoke thought and elicit emotional responses. Ugo Rondinone’s prints, celebrated for their meditative and poetic qualities, seamlessly blend natural motifs with minimalist abstraction, offering viewers a contemplative visual experience that transcends the ordinary.

Mark your calendars for an exhilarating opening night on July 19, 2024, from 6 – 9 pm. Enjoy an evening of art exploration, engaging discussions, and access to these limited-edition prints and artwork. “INK: 75 Years of Prints” is not just an exhibition; it’s a strategic opportunity to diversify your collection with pieces that promise enduring appeal and appreciation.

Visit us at Burgess Modern + Contemporary to discover how “INK: 75 Years of Prints” can enrich your collection and inspire your passion for art. Contact us at www.burgesscontemporary.com or call 954-524-2100

822 East Las Olas Boulevard ˑ Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

To Fly: Aviation Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 7/6/24 – 7/28/24

To Fly: Aviation Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 07/06/2024-, 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

Prepare for take-off! From gliders and airships to drones and spacecraft, humans have developed many ways to experience the power of flight. Where can we go from here? Come to MODS to discover flight technology and test your engineering skills!

• Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Tinker with avionics and test your piloting skills using drones to accomplish various missions.

• Animal Encounters: Learn about animals that take flight, such as insects and birds, and discover how these creatures adapt to different environments.

• Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Wings Over Water, Flight of the Butterflies, Cities of the Future and more!

• Career Connections: Explore careers in aviation such as aerospace engineering, navigation, mechanics and more to see who helps planes take flight.

Just for early learners (ages 0-6): Young navigators can experience the magic of flight by creating a biplane, a rocket and a parachute. Learn how different objects glide through the air and participate in aviation challenges.

To Fly: Aviation Weekends are sponsored by Banyan, JetBlue and the JetBlue Foundation.

Included with Museum admission. Get tickets by visiting mods.org/tickets.

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 FAFSA Bootcamp 6/29/24

Free FAFSA Bootcamp
Saturday, 06/29/2024-06/29/2024, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
Boyd H. Anderson High School
3050 NW 41st Street,
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, 33309
RSVP / Register
Cost: 0

Looking for help completing the FAFSA® application? Join us at our next FAFSA Bootcamp. Broward Education Foundation, Broward County Public Schools, and Bridge2Life South Florida have partnered to bring you hands-on, interactive assistance. Facilitated by nationally renowned financial expert Daniel Barkowitz, this FREE FAFSA® BOOTCAMP provides step-by-step and one-on-one guidance for completing the FAFSA application and lunch! In addition, high school seniors who complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA application receive a $20 Amazon gift card (1 per family). Lunch will be served.

Registration required
https://www.browardbridge2life.com/b2lbootcamp

Paula’s Food Diaries Presents an Evening with Celebrity Chef Aarón Sánchez 6/27/24

Paula’s Food Diaries Presents an Evening with Celebrity Chef Aarón Sánchez
Thursday, 06/27/2024-06/27/2024, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: 99.00

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, the scenic waterfront restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, is delighted to announce the continuation of the evocative dinner series, Paula’s Food Diaries, with the introduction of celebrity chef and television personality Aarón Sánchez’s culinary creations. This August, the acclaimed chef brings his unique blend of flavors to the series with his Cobia Tiradito, available from August 1-30.

To kick off this exciting collaboration, guests are invited to a special event on Thursday, June 27. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle while enjoying bites from Chef Aarón Sánchez himself. This exclusive evening is priced at $99 per person and includes a copy of Chef Aarón’s memoir, Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef. The event will also support the Aarón Sánchez Impact Fund, a program of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering Latino youth through culinary arts education. By attending, guests will not only indulge in extraordinary cuisine but also contribute to a meaningful cause.

The evening’s bites will feature:
Zarela’s Pineapple-Ginger Chicken Wings with Soy-Pineapple Glaze
Mixed Seafood Ceviche Negro with Citrus and Chiles
Seafood Stew with Coconut and Chipotle
Seared Salmon with Pumpkin Seed Mole
Johnny Sanchez Brussel Sprouts Salad with Butternut Squash, Cotija, and Jalapeno Vinaigrette

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 6/30/24

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 06/30/2024-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free for Fort Lauderdale residents

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

-2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
-FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
-Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.

Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day is made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

FREE Sunny Days/Starry Nights 7/11/24

FREE Sunny Days/Starry Nights
Thursday, 07/11/2024-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour from 11 am to 7 pm during Sunny Days/Starry Nights.

All Day Mini Muse

Get creative with us during our monthly MINI MUSE on Sunny Days/ Starry Nights, July 11th, 2024 for our free drop-in art-making project offered ALL day, 11 am – 6:30 pm. First, test your brain with an Art & Seek scavenger hunt through the Museum. Afterward, explore texture and color with Oil pastel portraits inspired by the work of Jared McGriff and Dimithry Victor. Join us for an additional project to create black-light art, just like exhibiting artist, Jaime Grant!

This drop-in art-making event is open to every skill set and all ages. Grab your friends and family, or come alone, and let your imagination run wild.

Materials are provided and all are welcome.

Mini Muse Free Art Making 7/11/24

Mini Muse Free Art Making
Thursday, 07/11/2024-, 11:00 am-06:30 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Get creative with us on Free First Thursday, July 11th, 2024 for our drop-in art making project offered ALL day, 11AM – 6:30PM.

First, test your brain with an Art & Seek scavenger hunt through the museum.

After, explore texture and color with Oil Pastel portraits inspired by the work of Jared McGriff and Dimithry Victor. Join us for an additional project to create black-light art, just like exhibiting artist, Jaime Grant!

This drop-in art making event is open to every skill set and all ages. Grab your friends, family, or come alone, and let your imagination run wild.

Materials provided and all are welcome.

Family Friendly

Free all day admission: 11 am – 7 pm

Free Art Making: 11 am – 6:30 pm

Registration is not required, bring your friends and family to the museum with ease!

Mini Muse Free Art Making 8/1/24

Mini Muse Free Art Making
Thursday, 08/01/2024-08/01/2024, 11:00 am-06:30 pm
NSU Art Museum
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale – Starry Nights 8/1/2024 11:00-6:30 pm

Get creative with us on Free First Thursday, August 1st, 2024 for our drop-in art making project offered ALL day, 11AM – 6:30PM.

First, test your brain with an Art & Seek scavenger hunt through the museum.

After, dive into the world of illustration and create your own unique story. Inspired by the Louis M. Glackens: Pure Imagination exhibition, experiment with paper and drawing materials to turn your ideas into a handmade comic book.

This drop-in art making event is open to every skill set and all ages. Grab your friends, family, or come alone, and let your imagination run wild.

Materials provided and all are welcome.

Family Friendly

Free all day admission: 11 am – 7 pm

Free Art Making: 11 am – 6:30 pm

Registration is not required, bring your friends and family to the museum with ease!

Chris MacDonald’s Memories Of Elvis In Concert 8/18/24

Chris MacDonald’s Memories Of Elvis In Concert
Sunday, 08/18/2024-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33314
Website
Cost: 25-45

Celebrate the Life and Music of Elvis Presley! Gone but never forgotten, Elvis’ music, movies and memories live on as a testament to his true effect and influence on his generation and future generations to come. Chris MacDonald, with his dynamic eight-piece band and dancers, draws his audience in with the look, sounds, and nuances that made Elvis the King in a heartfelt tribute to music and memories of the legendary performer. Adding to the authenticity of his tribute, Chris has the ultimate honor of being the “Only Tribute Artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel”. With this newly updated production, the show will include costume changes, songs and video clips telling the story of the different stages of Elvis’s incredible career including the 1950′s, the Movies, the 1968 Comeback and the 1970′s White Fringe Vegas Concerts. It’s all a part of this loving tribute to one of the greatest entertainers of all time. An accomplished and experienced entertainer, Chris has performed in Vegas, Branson and with the famous Legends in Concert stage productions. He has also headlined with Elvis’ own original back up group, the Jordanaires and D.J Fontana at the famous Hard Rock Live Concert Arena. His full production show has consistently sold out venues throughout the country. “Chris MacDonald’s performances stand on their own. The show is not a parody or an overdone impersonation. It is a natural, heartfelt tribute to an American Icon and his music.”
THIS EVENT IS AT THE ROSE AND ALFRED MINIACI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, AN AFFILIATED VENUE OF BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ON THE NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.

Sunday Funday at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation With Live Performance by Shane Duncan 6/30/24

Sunday Funday at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation With Live Performance by Shane Duncan
Sunday, 06/30/2024-, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
Legends Tavern & Grille
1387 South University Drive,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
Website
Cost: Free

Kick-off Sunday Funday with Shane Duncan Acoustic Duo from 4 PM to 7 PM at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation*. Enjoy an all-star live performance, legendary food and refreshing brews.

*This musical series is available on select Sundays through August 2024.

Sunday Funday at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation With Live Performance by Shane Duncan 6/9/24

Sunday Funday at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation With Live Performance by Shane Duncan
Sunday, 06/09/2024-, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
Legends Tavern & Grille
1387 S University Dr,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
Website
Cost: FREE

Kick-off Sunday Funday with Shane Duncan Acoustic Duo from 4 PM to 7 PM at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation*. Enjoy an all-star live performance, legendary food and refreshing brews.

*This musical series is available on select Sundays through August 2024.

Artist’s Roundtable: Juneteenth Celebration with Niki Lopez 6/19/24

Artist’s Roundtable: Juneteenth Celebration with Niki Lopez
Wednesday, 06/19/2024-, 12:30 pm-01:30 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for members; Included with Admission for non-members

Join us at NSU Art Museum for a conversation with featured local artist, Niki Lopez. Lopez will explore the significance of Juneteenth, and its original and ethical ways to honor this pivotal moment in history. As an artist and social practitioner and through Lopez’s non-profit What’s Your Elephant, Lopez will delve into the transformative power of art in fostering freedom, expression, and collective healing. Discussion will start promptly at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

The Artist’s Roundtable Series focuses on connecting museum visitors to creative professionals, igniting conversations in a close discussion around ideology, practice, and technique. Artists’ roundtables are free to members and included with museum admission for non-members. Stop by the Museum Café after the talk for lunch!

RSVP today to save your seat.

Guest Speaker

Niki Lopez is an award-winning Afro-Latina visual artist, curator, and social advocate. Through vibrant color palettes and avant-garde creations, she explores themes of trauma, healing, self-expression, and social justice. Her recent mixed-media reliefs incorporate masks and mask elements, reflecting her meditative journey towards Afrocentric spirituality, self-discovery, and empowerment.

Lopez is the founder of ‘What’s Your Elephant™,’ a nonprofit transformative arts movement addressing the unspoken. She actively supports various causes and serves on the Executive Board of Island City Stage. With over 12 years of experience as a teaching artist, she works with children with special needs and teens within the DJJ, fostering creativity and empowerment. A passionate speaker, Lopez addresses topics including art as advocacy, diversity, equity, mental health, and trauma recovery.

Her podcast ‘The Circle’ amplifies creative voices, fostering connections, and inspiring change. Lopez is a recipient of multiple awards, including the 2024 Philanthropy Award by Our Fund Foundation.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 6/23/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 06/23/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
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.

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.

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Wild Florida,” A Fine Art Exhibit 7/11/24 – 9/8/24

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Wild Florida,” A Fine Art Exhibit
Thursday, 07/11/2024-09/08/2024, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale/New River Inn
231 SW Second Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $15 (adults) $12 (seniors) $7 (students

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage
accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Wild Florida” from Thursday,
July 11 – Sunday, September 8. This free summer exhibit will feature impressionist fine art
landscapes by Tim Forman along with traditional and modern interpretations of wildlife by local
artists Stephanie McMillan, Kim Heise, Rosemary Fineberg, and Stephanie Leyden. A free
meet and greet with the artists will take place on Thursday, July 11, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the New
River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus (231 Southwest
Second Avenue). Complimentary light bites and beverages will be provided.
Tim Forman is the third generation of Formans to have been born and reared in South Florida.
He first picked up the brush at nine years old under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By 17,
Forman was receiving commissions. Primarily a self-taught artist, Forman’s work is the result of
dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his
pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray
the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Through his work, Tim seeks to lift
the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives.
History Fort Lauderdale hosts 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 “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – 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,” “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture,” and “Take PRIDE, a
retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.”
“Wild Florida” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan
and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A.

DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional 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 by the State of
Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.
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 us
online at 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.

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball Presented by Broward Health in Association With Republic National Distributing Company 12/7/24

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball Presented by Broward Health in Association With Republic National Distributing Company
Saturday, 12/07/2024-, 06:00 am-12:00 am
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Wat,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
Website
Cost: Varies

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball Presented by Broward Health in Association With Republic National Distributing Company

This year’s theme is “Lion King.” The Ball is the most elegant of our festivities and by far the highlight of Fort Lauderdale’s social season.

Participants in this year’s event include: performance(s) from Broward Across America, entertainment from Private Stock sponsored by DEX Imaging

Secret Asylum A frame of mind 6/22/24

Secret Asylum A frame of mind
Saturday, 06/22/2024-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Court,,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

An Immersive interactive art experience bringing awareness to Mental Health, the healing arts, and the importance of healthy community building. The exhibit will feature the works of Alana DaCosta and various artists, art forms and collaborative community art.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Sixth Annual Family PRIDE Day Celebration 6/29/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Sixth Annual Family PRIDE Day Celebration
Saturday, 06/29/2024-, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: 0

You belong here! Enjoy an inclusive day of colorful exploration during the Museum of Discovery and Science’s (MODS) Sixth Annual Family PRIDE Day Celebration on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE at this all-ages special event during PRIDE Month sponsored by Bank of America, BBX Capital, The Our Fund Foundation and UKG.

Families will enjoy special programming including:
• Participate in the rainbow science lab and make-and-take a Pride flag, create prisms and tie-dyed t-shirt.
• Experience an explosion of colors with a special Pride KaBOOM! Show.
• Meet our resident animal ambassadors.
• Meet partners and friends of the LGBTQ+ community in action.
• Baby’s First PRIDE (ages 0-6): Littlest revelers grow their own rainbows, engineer 3D rainbows with colorful MAGNA-TILES® and explore rainbow monotype printmaking.
MODS is known as a family-friendly community connector. Being welcoming to all is at the forefront of the Museum’s everyday experiences. For more information about MODS Family Pride Day, please visit mods.org/event/sixth-annual-family-pride-day.

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.

South Florida Career Fair – For Working Professionals 6/6/24

South Florida Career Fair – For Working Professionals
Thursday, 06/06/2024-, 04:00 pm-08:00 pm
Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek
555 NW 62nd St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33309
RSVP / Register
Cost: $25 at the Door, Free with Resumes in hand.

Welcome to the South Florida Career Fair – Find Your Best New Talent! Join us in person at the Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek to discover top talent for your organization. Whether you’re looking for skilled professionals or fresh graduates, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect with potential candidates. Don’t miss out on this chance to find your next star employee!
Connecting the Best Companies with the Best Candidates
South Florida CAREER FAIR
Info: (954) 565 – 5750
Call the Event Manager Theresa Ford on her cell today 754-281-0761 for the BEST Exhibitor pricing!
email: MemberServices@SouthFloridaChamber.org
Register to Exhibit at www.SouthFloridaCareerFair.com
Thursday, June 6th 4pm – 8pm
Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek Conference Center & Hotel
Matching Career Seekers with the Best Careers
Save Time & Cut Recruiting Costs + Free Job Postings.
Making Connections Face to Face with Qualified Candidates
Reach the Most Local Qualified Talent
Our Events are Ideal for All of Your Hiring Needs
Dozens of Community Partners
Hundreds of Media Partners
Email, Text, Fax, Social Media, Phone Campaigns
Job Sites & Job Boards Promotion
Career Fair Held Every 8 Weeks or Less
Don’t Miss This Great Event!
For more information, you can call 954 565 5750 if you have a business and you want to exhibit, you can register at www.ChamberRSVP.com
For a Referral You Can Count on for any and all of your needs, log onto www.BrowardCountyChamber.org
Broward County Chamber of Commerce
275 Commercial Blvd. Suite 28
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Office (954) 565-5750
www.BrowardCountyChamber.org
MemberServices@BrowardBiz.com
JOIN the Broward County Chamber of Commerce today and receive 2 MONTHS FREE during our Annual Membership Drive at https://www.chamberrsvp.com/broward-county-chamber-of…/
Broward County Chamber of Commerce
275 Commercial Blvd Suite 280
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Office (954) 565 – 5750
www.BrowardBiz.com
www.ChamberRSVP.com
The Broward County Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Chamber of Commerce & It’s Partners are the first and original presenters of the South Florida Expo’s with 687 Consecutive Sold-Out Trade Shows since 1998, Over 42,652 Exhibitors, Over 1 Million Attendees, Millions of Dollars in Transacted Business, Partnerships, Alliances, Contracts, New Customers, New Relationships, New Products!!
Social Media Extravaganza including Facebook After-Hours, LinkedIn Meet Up, Google+ Circle Event, Twitter Networking, Meet Up Social Networking & Event Brite VIP Event. Come Network with your Friends, Connections and Followers!
Presented by South Florida Chamber of Commerce, Broward County Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Women’s Chamber of Commerce, CHAMBER APPROVED – Your Local, Regional, State, National & International Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Business News Newspaper, and many other World Class Organizations.
Info (954) 565 – 5750
www.ChamberRSVP.com

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Kids Adventures After Dark: Superhero Edition 6/14/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Kids Adventures After Dark: Superhero Edition
Friday, 06/14/2024-, 05:00 pm-09:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Members: $35; Non-members: $40; $5 off each additional sibling

Children (ages 6 to 12 years old) are invited to an evening of fun and science with MODS educators. Caregivers will enjoy a kid-free night out while children have an action-packed evening exploring MODS after dark. The Museum adventure includes pizza, an IMAX film, exhibit exploration including the newest summer traveling exhibit Survival of the Slowest, produced by Little Ray’s Nature Centres in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature and locally sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, as well as cool science shows and activities!
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.

Space is limited. Preregistration is required at mods.org/event/kids-adventures-after-dark-8/ Registration is open through Friday the week of the event at 3 p.m.

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.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Chamber Music Series – Glinka, Arensky and Rachmaninoff 6/21/24

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Chamber Music Series – Glinka, Arensky and Rachmaninoff
Friday, 06/21/2024-, 07:30 pm-10:00 pm
Center for Spiritual Living Fort Lauderdale
4849 N Dixie Hwy,
Oakland Park, Florida, 33334
Website
Cost: $15 to $35

Let the hopeful, romantic sounds of South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO)’s popular Summer with the Symphony chamber series enchant you this summer. After the dazzling performances, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the talented musicians and enjoy champagne and light bites at a complimentary reception.

June’s theme “Affairs of the Heart” presents piano trios by three well-known composers from three generations – Mikhail Glinka, Anton Arensky and Sergei Rachmaninoff – that deliver captivating melodies that vibrate deep within the soul. Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque, Glinka’s Trio Pathétique and Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 will take audience members on a dramatic, emotional journey evocative of a romantic entanglement. Musicians Huifang Chen (violin), Christopher Glansdorp (cello) and Catherine Lan (piano) will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at Center for Spiritual Living Fort Lauderdale.

From sold-out masterworks performances to accompanying today’s musicians such as Natalie Merchant and performing modern musical scores including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ™ In Concert and Classical Mystery Tour: A Symphonic Tribute to The Beatles, South Florida’s largest symphonic orchestra is continuing its journey of excellence inspiring audiences of all ages and musical genres.

SFSO’s Summer with the Symphony 2024 is generously underwritten by Robert Smith and The Secular Humanist Fund at The Miami Foundation.

General admission tickets are $35. Student tickets are $15 each. Tickets are available to purchase by calling (954) 522-8445 or by visiting southfloridasymphony.org/summer-with-the-symphony.

Miss Virginia (Film Screening) 6/18/24

Miss Virginia (Film Screening)
Tuesday, 06/18/2024-, 06:00 pm-
Savor Cinema
503 SE 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost:

Savor Cinema: Commemorating Juneteenth with a film screening.

A struggling inner-city mother sacrifices everything to give her son a good education. Unwilling to allow her son to stay in a dangerous school, she launches a movement that could save his future – and that of thousands like him.

Freedom Hair (Film Screening) 6/19/24

Freedom Hair (Film Screening)
Wednesday, 06/19/2024-, 06:00 pm-
Savor Cinema
503 SE 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost:

Savor Cinema: Commemorating Juneteenth with a film screening.

When a determined mother decides to start a natural hair braiding business to achieve financial independence, she must overcome unexpected obstacles imposed by a powerful cosmetology cartel and the state of Mississippi. Based on the inspiring, true story of Melony Armstrong.

Special Guest: Melony Armstrong.

Kemba (Film Screening) 6/20/24

Kemba (Film Screening)
Sunday, 06/20/2024-, 06:00 pm-
Savor Cinema
503 SE 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost:

Savor Cinema commemorating Juneteenth with film screening.

Based on the true story of Kemba Smith, a college student falls in love with a man, only to learn he is a drug kingpin who leads her down a path of abuse and manipulation, placing her in the middle of the government’s “war on drugs,” and ultimately landing her in federal prison.

The viewer cannot be faulted for wondering how such a fateful meeting of two young people could end up in such a calamitous collision. Director Kelley Kali lays it out step by step with archival footage, well written scenes exposing the myriad of political errors and a brilliant cast that pulls it all together. Kudos to Nesta Cooper in the title role. Stick around for the closing credits and meet onscreen the people who lived this story.

Director: Kelley is a LA native, Howard University and University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts alumna. Right out of Howard, Kelley worked at National Geographic Television & Film, where she gained TV experience that led her to become the only woman selected to direct the first creole dramatic TV series in the country of Belize, NOH MATTA WAT. She later won the Paul Robeson Award for her work. She worked with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s New Form to develop her web series THE DISCOVERY OF DIT DODSON.

In 2018, Kelley wrote, directed, and produced LALO’S HOUSE, which went on to win the 45th Annual Student Academy Award. Kelley also won the Directors Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award, the KCET Fine Cut Award, Shadow & Act’s Rising Award, the Programmers’ Award at the Pan African Film Festival, the Jury Award at the Diversity in Cannes Showcase, and several others.

Her work has been featured at the American Black Film Festival with Kelley recognized as one of the top Emerging Directors and at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. And in 2021, she was selected as a recipient of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women. She directed, wrote, produced, and starred in the original feature film I’M FINE (THANKS FOR ASKING), which was an early pick for narrative competition at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival. It won the Special Jury Recognition for Multi-hyphenate Storyteller. The film sold to and is currently streaming on BET+ and BET Her as well as Showtime. It also sold to HBO Europe and currently stands at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Her most recent feature film, JAGGED MIND premiered on Hulu in June.

Camp STEAMology: Look to the Stars at Museum of Discovery and Science 6/11/24, 6/12/24, 6/13/24, 6/14/24

Camp STEAMology: Look to the Stars at Museum of Discovery and Science
Tuesday, 06/11/2024-06/14/2024, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Museum members: $240 Non-members: $280 Aftercare tuition is $45 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: Look to the Stars is in!

This week, children ages 5 – 10 will learn to navigate the stars as they create their own constellation map. Campers will journey through the night sky in the MODS planetarium and zoom through the galaxy to observe constellations, planets and beyond!

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.

Give your child a SCIENTASTIC STEM experience at MODS’ camp program, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. At Camp STEAMology, we’ve crafted the ultimate age-appropriate camp experience, providing campers with interactive exploration and hands-on learning opportunities in the coolest camp environment, including a weekly IMAX immersion!

This Camp STEAMology four-day camp costs $240 for members and $280 for non-members. Aftercare tuition is $45 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.

Second Annual International Ocean Film Festival 6/8/24

Second Annual International Ocean Film Festival
Saturday, 06/08/2024-, 05:00 pm-09:00 pm
Savor Cinema
503 SE 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: 50

Celebrate World Ocean Day and enjoy 21 years of ocean-inspired films along with a special presentation by Guy Harvey Foundation CEO Jessica Harvey.

The event’s raffle and silent auction will support the Guy Harvey Foundation’s education and outreach initiatives. Funds raised from the event will help provide Broward County students with hands-on STEAM experiences in partnership with Broward County Parks and City of Deerfield Beach.

The Second Annual International Ocean Film Festival Fundraiser is presented by the Guy Harvey Foundation and made possible through a generous donation from JM Family Enterprises, Surfing’s Evolution & Preservation Foundation, the City of Deerfield Beach, Brightmark, Open Water, and Tervis.

Ticket Prices:
– $20 (Student Admission) / $50 (General Admission) – Includes popcorn, beverage and intermission presentation by Jessica Harvey
– $150 (VIP Admission) – Includes VIP film seats, popcorn and beverage, plus a VIP Reception after the film presentations.

Event’s Tentative Schedule:
– 5:00 p.m. – Doors open; guests can mingle and enjoy concessions and participate in silent auction
– 6:00 p.m. – Intro and films program start
– 7:00 p.m. – Intermission
– 7:30 p.m. – Films program resumes
– 8:00 p.m. – VIP reception with drinks and light bites after the films (VIP ticket holders only)

List of Films:

• Shark Researchers: A New Approach to Shark: How can we convert Belizean fishermen, who have long relied on shark fishing for their livelihoods, into advocates for shark conservation? This film presents a transformative opportunity, introducing alternative livelihoods benefitting both the sharks and the local communities.

• Disappearing Jewels: Stories, teachings—and warnings–about the health of our ocean come to life in vivid colors and animation, tracing interviews with three ocean and climate experts. Framed by the filmmaker’s memories of his grandfather, this film is a bejeweled visual and sensory delight that translates seamlessly across facts, stories, emotions, and pure aesthetic joy.

• Wild Hope – Return of the Manatees: This concise, upbeat film captures the triumph of eelgrass restoration in Crystal River, Florida. The story unfolds as the community unites to safeguard manatees, which are threatened by invasive algae. A testament to grassroots efforts, this film inspires with creative solutions, that illustrate how everyone can make a difference in preserving ecosystems and protecting wildlife.

• The Granny Grommets: As young girls they missed out on the “Surfing Generation,” but it’s never too late, and this enthusiastic pod recently grabbed their boards and took to the waves, where they found a wonderful camaraderie–and horizontal surfing that’s easier on the legs.

• Konstantinus’ Legacy – Awakening the Love for Nature: Pause, take a deep breath, and walk along Konstantinus as he guides you through the lavish nature of Batanta Island, Indonesia. Let his passion and love for the environment inspire you. The natural world isn’t just a story to be told. It’s our home. It’s our shared world, worth dedicating one’s life to protect. Watch as Konstantinus does just that.

Open Registration for Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Adult Summer Classes 5/14/24-6/9/24

Open Registration for Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Adult Summer Classes
Tuesday, 05/14/2024-06/09/2024, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center
581 W Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $190-$200

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts kicks off the summer with three new summer classes for adults in the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center at the Broward Center. Registration is now open at https://www.browardcenter.org/classes/adults.

All class fees include complimentary parking.
The three new, fun and enriching theater classes for adults are:

Improv Characters is offered on Mondays, June 10 through July 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will expand their range and go beyond stock characters. They’ll explore all types of characters giving them depth and a point of view – whether human, animal or inanimate objects – using acting, improv games, exercises, scenes and storytelling skills. Cost is $200.

Acting Foundations is offered on Tuesdays, June 11 through July 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Acting abilities will be explored through improvisation, movement and voice. Participants will develop techniques to build a full-bodied, compelling character from the inside out using monologues and scene work and increases skills and self-awareness as participants build on the foundations of the acting process in a collaborative and creative environment. Cost is $200.

Musical Theater Singing is offered on Tuesdays, June 11 through July 30 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. The class is designed for adults seeking to expand their vocal abilities using some favorite Broadway show tunes and standards. The focus is on growing and improving range, developing tone and applying technique practically. No previous singing experience is necessary. Cost is $190.

Live Performance by Shane Duncan Acoustic Duo at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation 5/26/24

Live Performance by Shane Duncan Acoustic Duo at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation
Sunday, 05/26/2024-, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
Legends Tavern and Grille
1387 South University Drive,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
Website
Cost: Free

Sundays are best spent with loved ones, delicious food, refreshing brews and great tunes. Join us from 4 PM to 7 PM at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation for a live performance by Shane Duncan Acoustic Duo on May 26. Enjoy our All Day Every Day specials, including our $4.99 Legendary Margaritas and Mixed Beer Buckets starting at $18.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Eye of the Storm Hurricane Science, Mitigation and Preparedness 6/1/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Eye of the Storm Hurricane Science, Mitigation and Preparedness
Saturday, 06/01/2024-, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: https://mods.org/eyeofthestorm

Hurricane season starts June 1. Is your family ready? Join the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), Florida International University’s (FIU) International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) on June 1, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., for “Eye of the Storm,” an electrifying all-ages day of education, Museum exploration and weather preparedness. Admission to MODS is free this day.

As part of the “Eye of the Storm” event, MODS will offer a variety of interactive family friendly activities including:

• Presentations and Demonstrations by Hurricane Experts
• IHPA Air Cannon Missile Demonstrations
• FIU Wind Engineering
• NOAA Hurricane Hunters
• Live Weather Theater Shows
• Local TV Meteorologists
• A Kids Zone
• MODS Weather Science Demos and All-Day Museum Exploration
• Emergency Vehicle “Touch a Truck” and Meet & Greet with South
Florida First Responders

“Eye of the Storm” is generously sponsored by the Broward County Cultural Division, City of Fort Lauderdale Emergency Management, FPL, International Hurricane Protection Association and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

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.

To reserve free tickets for MODS’ “Eye of The Storm” free event and admission day, visit mods.org/event/eye-of-the-storm-2.

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.

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
Website
Cost:

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
Website
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.

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
Website
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.

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
Website
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.

Free First Thursday – Sunny Days/Starry Nights 6/6/24

Free First Thursday – Sunny Days/Starry Nights
Thursday, 06/06/2024-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights.

Mini Muse
Get creative with us on Free First Thursday, June 6, 2024, for our drop-in art-making project from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Celebrate Pride Month with creativity as we delve into a world of button-making with your own unique design.

The Magic of Rob Lake Offer a Night of Family Fun! 5/18/24

The Magic of Rob Lake Offer a Night of Family Fun!
Saturday, 05/18/2024-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd,,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: 35

Gather your family and head to the Adrienne Arsht Center for an evening of fun at “The Magic of Rob Lake” on May 18.

“The Magic of Rob Lake” is a family-friendly affair that entertains through riveting illusions. One of the world’s most celebrated illusionists, Rob Lake, has dazzled and entertained millions with his mind-blowing illusions on network television, in Times Square, on the Vegas Strip, in Atlantic City, throughout Europe, Asia and the Bahamas and before sold-out audiences in casinos, arenas and theaters worldwide. His astonishing original illusions are presented as awe-inspiring storytelling on the grandest scale.

Tickets start at $35* and may be purchased now online at arshtcenter.org, or at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722.

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
Website
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.

Wild Weather Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 5/4/24 – 5/26/24

Wild Weather Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Saturday, 05/04/2024-05/26/2024, 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

Hold onto your hats, because Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is about to embark on a whirlwind adventure through the wild weather systems of Earth’s atmosphere! Get ready to uncover the secrets of the Everglades’ wildfires, learn about the profound impact of drought and understand why Florida’s aquifers rely on rain.

Exhibits, Shows and Demos: For the budding city planners, head to the Makerspace and let your imagination run wild constructing structures capable of withstanding storm flooding; it’s a real-world challenge that’s both fun and educational!

Animal Encounters: See our resident animals and learn what they do when challenging weather comes to Florida.

Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Arctic: Our Frozen Planet, Great Bear Rainforest and more!

Career Connection: Learn about meteorologists and how they predict weather.
Just for early learners (ages 0-6): Young meteorologists can discover how windstorms are born by observing hurricanes in a bowl, tornadoes in a bottle and even build structures that can brave the fiercest of storm winds.

Included with Museum admission. Get tickets by visiting mods.org/tickets.

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.

Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science 4/29/24 – 8/10/24

Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 04/29/2024-12/01/2024, 10:00 am-11:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: 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 Notes: Tickets may be purchased at the box office upon arrival.

Explore the wonders of the human body and the exciting breakthroughs in science and bioengineering that are changing the course of human health with Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels now playing at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Matthew McConaughey, Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels, shares the latest revolutionary breakthroughs in science and bioengineering, as well as stories from the researchers, scientists and everyday people that showcase these life-saving medical technologies.

Superhuman Body combines state-of-the-art CGI with the immediacy of the giant screen experience to show the inner workings of the human body and the use of science to intervene when our bodies break down. Audiences will learn about the medical innovations that changed the lives of individuals like Ty Duckett, an adaptive surfer with an above-the-knee amputation; James Garrett, whose heart condition was treated with a valve so advanced it didn’t require open heart surgery; and Emily Whitehead, a teen whose childhood leukemia was cured after life-changing T-cell therapy.

The film also features the scientists behind these medical innovations, including Dr. Carl June, who invented the T-cell therapy that Whitehead underwent; Dr. Ayanna Howard, a pioneering roboticist who has made major advances in medical robotics; and Dr. Hugh Herr, a double amputee and professor at MIT responsible for major advancements in bionic limbs and prosthetics that provide greater mobility.

Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels is a MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Edwards Lifesciences and Griffin Catalyst. It is family-friendly and has a running time of 40 minutes. For more information, visit superhumanbodyfilm.com.
The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science is located at 401 SW 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale. Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels is included in the MODS Discovery Pass, an all-in-one ticket that includes Museum exhibitions, live science demonstrations and one IMAX documentary film.

For tickets, please visit mods.org/tickets and for showtimes, please visit mods.org/showtimes.

Cinco de Mayo at Beehive Kitchen 5/5/24

Cinco de Mayo at Beehive Kitchen
Sunday, 05/05/2024-, 11:00 am-09:00 pm
Beehive Kitchen
6312 N Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33309
Website
Cost:

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Beehive Kitchen. Buy a chicken burrito wrap and receive one free with promo code CINCO. This delicious one-day special features rustic herb grilled chicken, whole grain brown rice, black beans, Mexican street corn, queso fresco, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Butterfly Release 5/18/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Butterfly Release
Saturday, 05/18/2024-, 12:00 pm-02:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $0 to $27

Experience love at first flight during the Museum of Discovery and Science’s (MODS) Butterfly Release into the Food Forest during our Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration! Learn about the fascinating life cycle and ecological role of these beautiful creatures on Saturday, May 18, at noon and 2 p.m.
Cost: Included with Museum Admission:

MODS Members and children under 2 – Free

Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Seniors $22

Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Seniors (65+) $25

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
Website
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.

“Six Perspectives” Residents’ Collective Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 5/4/24 – 6/22/24

“Six Perspectives” Residents’ Collective Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 05/04/2024-, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2 Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students

History Fort Lauderdale’s third floor resident artists’ collective will present its annual show entitled “Six Perspectives” from May 4 – June 22. The six artists exhibiting are Constance Ivana, Stephanie McMillan, Rucci, Florencia Clement de Grandprey, Jenna Ross and Agneta Anderson. A meet and greet with the artists will take place on Friday, May 10, from 5 – 8 p.m., at the New River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus. Complimentary light bites and beverages will be provided.

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, hosts 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 “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – 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,” “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture,” and, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.”

“Six Perspectives” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional 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 by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.

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 us online at 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.

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
Website
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.

Claudia Castillo ART studio presents F A C E L E S S M E N by Robert Jaso 4/28/24

Claudia Castillo ART studio presents F A C E L E S S M E N by Robert Jaso
Saturday, 04/28/2024-05/31/2024, 05:00 pm-11:55 pm
Claudia Castillo ART studio
2180 Wilton Drive,
Wilton Drive, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: Free

Claudia Castillo ART studio presents F A C E L E S S M E N by Robert Jaso
Showing Apr 13 to May 10
WED, TH & SU 4-10pm | FR & SAT 4-11:55pm or by appointment 954.274.7047

Floridiana | The Land’s Identity 4/20/24

Floridiana | The Land’s Identity
Saturday, 04/20/2024-06/08/2024, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
OMSA Gallery
15661 Sheridan Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33331
RSVP / Register
Cost: FREE

Selected works by 8 Miami-based artists whose inspiration honors the spirit and beauty of our state’s flora and fauna and how we are reflected in it.

Judith Berk King
Beatriz Chachamovits
Deryn Cowdy
Bryan Hiveley
Katherine Hofmann
Massimo Mongiardo
Jose Felix Perez
Gretchen Scharnagl

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 4/28/24

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 04/28/2024-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for Fort Lauderdale residents.

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.
Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day is made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Sunny Days/Starry Nights – Free First Thursday 5/2/24

Sunny Days/Starry Nights – Free First Thursday
Thursday, 05/02/2024-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights.

MINI MUSE – Join us on Free First Thursday for our drop-in art-making project inspired by current exhibitions from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

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
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.

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.

YMCA of South Florida’s Healthy Kids Day 2024 4/20/24

YMCA of South Florida’s Healthy Kids Day 2024
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 09:00 am-12:00 pm
L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center
1409 Sistrunk Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
Website
Cost: Free

The YMCA of South Florida is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday April 20, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at seven of its locations across Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

This free, annual event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season. It is open to all South Florida residents regardless of YMCA membership.

The mission of Healthy Kids Day is to turn fun and play into lifelong memories. Activities offered include sports and wellness demonstrations, bounce houses and slides, music with live DJs, community partner vendors, carnival games, food trucks, and much more. All attendees are also offered exclusive summer camp savings for registration onsite.

Locally, Healthy Kids Day is sponsored by Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami Marlins and Publix Charities.

For more information, contact the YMCA of South Florida at (954) 334-9622 or visit ymcasouthflorida.org/healthy-kids-day.

Seven Locations Throughout Broward and Miami-Dade Counties:

• Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center | 3161 Taft Street, Hollywood, FL 33021, (954) 989-9622
• Hallandale Beach YMCA Family Center | 501 SE 1st Ave. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, (954) 889-9622
• L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center| 1409 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, (954) 467-2444
• Pembroke Pines YMCA Family Center | 501 SW 172nd Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029, (954) 727-9622
• South Dade YMCA Family Center | 9355 SW 134 Street, Miami, FL 33176, (305) 254-0310
• Village of Allapattah YMCA Family Center | 2370 NW 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142, (305) 635-9622
• Weston YMCA Family Center | 20201 Saddle Club Road, Weston, FL 33327, (954) 424-9622

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami’s Centerpiece Film – “Sebastian” 4/24/24

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami’s Centerpiece Film – “Sebastian”
Wednesday, 04/24/2024-, 07:00 pm-
Silverspot Cinema Miami
300 Southeast 3rd Street Suite 100 Miami, FL 33131,
Miami, Florida, 33131
Website
Cost: $50 + Service Fee

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami, internationally acclaimed as one of the largest LGBTQ+ cultural festivals in the world, is proud to feature “Sebastian” (Finland/UK, 2024) as its Centerpiece Film on Wednesday, April 24, at Silverspot Cinema Miami.

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
Website
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.

Countdown to Cinco De Mayo with Tres Generaciones Tequila 5/5/24

Countdown to Cinco De Mayo with Tres Generaciones Tequila
Sunday, 05/05/2024-, 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
Quarterdeck Restaurants
1035 Southeast 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: $75

Countdown to Cinco De Mayo with Tres Generaciones Tequila. From April 5th to May 5th, all Quarterdeck locations will feature a specialty cocktail, The Teaser, made with Tres Generaciones Reposado, blackberries, fresh grapefruit & lime juice, and Fever Tree grapefruit soda.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at QD’s 17th Street location with Tres Generaciones Tequila. Enjoy live music, giveaways, food specials and personalized on-site bottle painting.The purchase of a $75 ticket gets you a complimentary cocktail and a personalized hand painted bottle of Tres Generaciones Reposado.

Blood Drive 4/14/24

Blood Drive
Wednesday, 04/17/2024-, 10:00 am-03:30 pm
The OneBlood Bloodmobile
4725 N Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308
Website
Cost:

Roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life. OneBlood’s Big Red Bus will be parked at the Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All donors will receive a $20 e-gift card, insulated tote bag and a wellness checkup that includes blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. Refreshments will be provided. Donors must bring a valid photo ID with the person’s first and last name.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Schedule an appointment at https://www.oneblood.org/donate-now/scheduler.html?locationId=1471586.

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
RSVP / Register
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.

Build A Better World Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 4/6/24 – 4/28/2024

Build A Better World Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 04/06/2024-04/28/2024, 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

Get ready for an eco-extravaganza during MODS’ Build a Better World Weekends on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sundays, from noon – 5 p.m. Dive into Florida’s unique coastal ecosystems, meet its fascinating wildlife and design solutions to protect endangered species.
• Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Design a solution to protect endangered species and upload your creation to the LEGO® Build the Change website to share your ideas with the world! Use LEGO® Bricks to design Build a Better Bus Stop that is socially equitable and environmentally-friendly or craft an Eco house using LEGO® Spike kits.
• Animal Encounters: Meet our resident native animals and learn how we can help improve their lives as fellow inhabitants of native Florida ecosystems.
• Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Secrets of the Seas, Flight of the Butterflies, Legend of the Enchanted Reef, Arctic: Our Frozen Planet and more!
• Career Connections: Learn about careers in engineering and architecture.
Just for early learners (ages 0-6): Use LEGO® Bricks to create habitats and learn how ecosystems around Florida are similar and different. Discover how habitats protect animals and how they are similar to our own home.

Children can also visit and investigate ocean marvels in MODS’ latest traveling exhibit, Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures, running through May 19. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration! The exhibition was created and developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum, an Australian Government entity. Flying Fish manages the exhibit tour. It is locally sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
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.

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.

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
Website
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.

Re: American Heritage Schools to Host its Annual “K-9 Cause: An Evening of Art” Auction 4/20/24

Re: American Heritage Schools to Host its Annual “K-9 Cause: An Evening of Art” Auction
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 05:30 pm-09:00 pm
American Heritage Schools – Broward Campus
12200 W Broward Blvd.,
Plantation, Florida, 33325
Website
Cost: $20 online and $25 at the door

American Heritage Schools [ahschool.com], the top-ranked PK3 through 12 college preparatory school in Florida, is proud to announce its annual “K-9 Cause: An Evening of Art” auction benefiting the Broward Sheriff’s Foundation’s Retired Canine Relief Fund, on Saturday, April 20.

Everyone loves dogs; however, police dogs, or K-9s, are a special breed. Instead of enjoying the pampered pet lifestyle, K-9s dedicate their entire lives to working daily to protect and serve citizens in our community along with their fearless handlers. They are considered law enforcement officers, whose duties include constant training, apprehending suspects, and searching for explosives, drugs, and missing persons.

When the K-9s retire, their law enforcement handlers graciously adopt them and continue to care for them, as these K-9s have become their friends for life. Recognizing that the medical and healthcare for these K-9s can get quite costly, the Broward Sheriff’s Foundation has established the Retired K-9 Healthcare Fund. This Fund pays for up to 50% of the wellness care costs for all retired K-9s from any local law enforcement agency in Broward County.

Inspired by a little boy’s passion for animals and art, American Heritage Schools is raising money to “fund this fund” by selling artistic renditions of these fine K-9s. Jackson Laurie, a sophomore at American Heritage Schools, and his parents Dr. Douglas Laurie and Nikki Laurie-Van Allen have partnered with the National Art Honor Society and the award-winning Fine Arts faculty at American Heritage to create artwork of these very K-9 being honored.

American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus, will be hosting a Silent Auction for these original works of art, as well as a limited supply of prints for sale at our K-9 Cause event. 100% of all funds raised from this event will benefit the Broward Sheriff Foundation’s Retired K-9 Relief Fund.

Whiskey Neat Plantation X Master Blender Clayton Call of Hemingway Whiskey 3/28/24

Whiskey Neat Plantation X Master Blender Clayton Call of Hemingway Whiskey
Thursday, 03/28/2024-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Whiskey Neat Cocktail Lounge
12310 West Sunrise Boulevard,
Plantation, Florida, 33323
Website
Cost: $150

Hemingway Rye is built on family traditions. Just as Ernest Hemingway lived a life full of timeless tales worth regaling, the same is true for the Call and Groth Families. The men who crafted this whiskey have distilling in their blood, along with stories and lessons passed down for more than 230 years.

Whiskey Pioneer & Founder Steve Groth and his two sons collaborated with 7th-generation Master Distiller Ron Call and his two sons, Clayton and 8th-generation Master Distiller Jacob – to author a new whiskey masterpiece and further their legacy with Hemingway Whiskey.

$150 per ticket. Cost includes: One complimentary bottle of Hemingway Rye signed by the Master Blender Clayton Call One complimentary cocktail complete with live music throughout the evening.

Opening Reception – Louis M. Glackens: Pure Imagination 4/13/24

Opening Reception – Louis M. Glackens: Pure Imagination
Saturday, 04/13/2024-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for Members | $25 For Non-Members

Journey into the world of Louis M. Glackens: Pure Imagination! Uncover the innovative contributions of this trailblazing artist to animation and satire, brought to life through captivating characters and thought-provoking social commentary. Through illustrations generously provided by The Sansom Foundation, Inc., this exhibition invites you to rediscover the brilliance of Glackens’ artistic vision.
Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into his remarkable legacy!

“Visions of Women” Fine Art Exhibit by NLAPW Fort Lauderdale Branch at History Fort Lauderdale 4/4/24 – 4/30/24

“Visions of Women” Fine Art Exhibit by NLAPW Fort Lauderdale Branch at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 04/04/2024-04/30/2024, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2 Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students

History Fort Lauderdale presents “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.

“Visions of Women” will feature a collection of artworks joined by the theme of “empowering women” and the subjects and causes that inspire them to motivate others. According to Phoenix, president of NLAPW, the conceptual basis for this exhibition was the 100th anniversary of the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment into the U.S. Constitution. This landmark victory granted women the constitutional right to vote. For Pen Women this has extra significance. Its organization was founded in 1897 by Marian Longfellow Donoghue (niece of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) to empower professional women journalists who were discriminated against and excluded by major publications. The original intent of Pen Women founders to find “mutual aid, advice, future development” for professional women artists still resonates.

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, hosts 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 “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – 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,” “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture,” and, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“Visions of Women” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional 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 by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.

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 us online at 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.

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
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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.

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
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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%.

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
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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.

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 3/31/24

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 03/31/2024-, 12:00 pm-05:00 am
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free for Fort Lauderdale Residents

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.

Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day is made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

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
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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.

South Florida Business Expo & Conference 2024 3/14/24

South Florida Business Expo & Conference 2024
Thursday, 03/14/2024-, 04:00 pm-08:00 pm
Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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Cost: $15 in Adv $30 @ the Door

Limited Number of Exhibitor Spots Remaining
South Florida Business Conference & EXPO 2024
Put Your BUSINESS, Your BRAND, Your PRODUCTS & SERVICES in the SPOTLIGHT at the 2024 South Florida Business Conference & EXPO
Register at www.SouthFloridaExpo.com
or https://www.chamberrsvp.com/product/south-florida-business-expo-031424/
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Please email MemberServices@BrowardBiz.com with any event questions – Thank you!
This VIP Event is Being Held a the WORLD FAMOUS Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center on Fort Lauderdale Beach!
Featuring a Business to Business Trade Show, International Expo, Technology Show, Hospitality Showcase, Real Estate & Developers Showcase, Finance & Venture Capital Expose, Start Up Exhibition, Medical & Senior Services, Health Fair, Career Fair, Motivational Seminars, Educational Workshops, Block Chain, Crypto-Currency & Artificial Intelligence Summit, VIP Networking, & How To Do Business With City, County, State & Federal Governments.
This show is open to ALL INDUSTRIES. Members, Future Members & Non-Members are welcome.
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Presented by the Broward County Chamber of Commerce plus many other World Class Organizations!
Exhibiting at South Florida Business Conference & EXPO 2024 allows your company to showcase your Companies products and services in front of hundreds of top-level executives, professionals, and key decision makers. Offering a great opportunity to debut new products and services at a very reasonable cost. This is a High Energy, High Quality Attendee, High Quality Exhibitor Networking Expo.
General Admission, VIP Passes and the Ultimate VIP pass which includes an email blast from your company sent to all sponsors, exhibitors and attendees after the show are available for 50% off only in advance on-line at https://www.chamberrsvp.com/product/south-florida-business-expo-031424/
All of the Movers and Shakers in South Florida will be there!
25+ Reasons to Exhibit at the South Florida Business Conference & EXPO 2024: Secure new business contacts, develop prospect database, accelerate the sales process, access the decision maker, provide hands-on exposure to products and services, identify and assess new markets, maintain market viability, introduce a company to a new market, launch a new product or service, counteract competitor claims, generate media exposure, build brand awareness, recruit new distributors, retailers or representatives, recruit personnel with specialized skills, network with the regional business community, expand your business out of county and Internationally, gain customer feedback, maintain profile with competitors, test the market for new product or service development, identify and assess new markets, getting your customers to buy more, maintain or extend relationships with existing clients, trade show return-on-investment is lasting, market research, prevent client switching. INFO: (954) 565 – 5750 www.ChamberRSVP.com GROW Your Business, GROW Your Network, GROW Your Client Base, GROW Your Knowledge Base
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The Broward County Chamber of Commerce is the first and original presenter of the South Florida Business Expo with 798 Consecutive Sold-Out Trade Shows since 1998, Over 47,689 Exhibitors, Over 1 Million Attendees, Millions of Dollars in Transacted Business, Partnerships, Alliances, Contracts, New Customers, New Relationships, New Products!!
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Ultimate Networking Will Be Hosting an Event & Seminar.
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Broward County Government Will Be Presenting On How To Do Business With Broward County.
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Drinks, Entertainment, Over 100 Great Raffle Prizes worth over $50,000.00. Bring 500 Business Cards, 100 for the exhibitors, 300 for networking, 100 for the FREE Business Card Exchange Table.
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: Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices 3/24/24

: Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices
Sunday, 03/24/2024-, 02:00 pm-06:00 pm
Esplanade Park
550 Bayshore Dr, APT 414,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Join some of the most diverse and contemporary Black voices of Broward County as they perform at the third annual Rhythm by the River: A Festival Celebrating Black Voices, hosted by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

In addition to the lineup of top-notch live musical performances from Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Randy Corinthian, Jah Steve & the Counteract Crew, and Alexander Star, Rhythm by the River also features free dance and drumming workshops for all, plus several interactive events ideal for the entire family.

A variety of food trucks, beverage stations and cupcakes from Sweet Sensations by Charlene will also be available.

To learn more about Arts for Action: Black Voices events or to get involved, visit BrowardCenter.org or email artsforaction@browardcenter.org.

MODS Egg-splorations Annual Egg Hunt 3/30/24

MODS Egg-splorations Annual Egg Hunt
Sunday, 03/30/2024-, 08:30 am-11:00 am
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $10 per child Non-members: $30 per child (includes Museum admission) Accompanying adults pay regular Museum admission.

Egg-citement is in the air with an annual egg hunt at MODS!

Join us for a day filled with curiosity and creativity as we delve into the fascinating world of animals that hatch from eggs. Then join the engineering challenge that’ll leave you egg-static, as you attempt the ultimate egg drop from a dizzying height, all while ensuring your precious cargo (an egg) stays intact. It’s an egg-splosive day of learning, adventure, and tons of fun! The grand prize for the egg hunt will be a Squishmallow basket.

8:30 a.m. – Check-in begins for ages 1-6. | 9 a.m. – Check-in begins for ages 7-10.

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!
Space is limited. Registration required at mods.org/event/egg-splorations-egg-hunt/. Onsite registration will not be available.

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.

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
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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.

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.

Transgender Day of Visibility Event 3/31/24

Transgender Day of Visibility Event
Sunday, 03/31/2024-, 01:00 pm-05:00 pm
AHF Healthcare Center – Fort Lauderdale Downtown
700 SE 3rd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost:

On Sunday, March 31st, SunServe, a provider for the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, along with the Aids Healthcare Foundation, will be hosting “Let’s Have a KiKi,” a celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility! Attendees at this FREE event will get to indulge in a delectable spread of brunch bites and refreshing mimosas to honor the vibrant and diverse transgender community.

This event will be a great opportunity to let loose and have a fun time on the dance floor, mingle with fellow organizations, share experiences, and build connections. There will also be a chance to engage in friendly competition with various games that are sure to add a touch of excitement to the celebration. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out ways to Advocate for ALL TRANS LIVES with others in the community. Plus, guests can explore wellness and prevention resources, including HIV testing and information on Sexual Wellness through PrEP.

The event will take place at the AHF Healthcare Center – 700 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

You can RSVP for this FREE Community event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transgender-day-of-visibility-tickets-836631897527

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.

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
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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.

Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor 4/5/24

Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor
Friday, 04/05/2024-, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
5555 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308
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Cost: $40 to $55 Preferred Seating Available

This dazzling setting of the Mass exemplifies Mozart’s brilliance in uniting music and text to create drama. Written to showcase the vocal talents of his wife Constanze, the Great Mass is an undisputed masterpiece revered by Mozart fans for 250 years.

On this program, the Master Chorale’s performance of the Great Mass in C Minor will be complemented by two motets: Mozart’s glorious Exsultate, jubilate and Joseph Haydn’s Insanae et vanae curae.

Considering Matthew Shepard 5/31/24, 6/1/24

Considering Matthew Shepard
Friday, 05/31/2024-06/01/2024, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
Sunshine Cathedral
1480 SW 9th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33315
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Cost: $40 to $55 Preferred Seating Available

Experience this first-ever presentation of the full cantata in South Florida; kick off Pride Month with this celebration of a life well-lived; and support SunServe, as a portion of ticket proceeds is being shared by the Master Chorale of South Florida as a part of its Concerts for a Cause Series. MCSF presents Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard – an evocative and compassionate musical response to the infamous anti-gay hate crime that claimed the life of Matthew Shepard 25 years ago. A portion of tickets sales are donated to SunServe.

6th Annual Art + Stroll 4/17/24

6th Annual Art + Stroll
Wednesday, 04/17/2024-04/17/2024, 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
Las Olas Blvd.
301 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) 6th Annual ART + STROLL, presented by BBX Capital, is set for Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the lobbies of buildings 200, 201 and 301 E. Las Olas Blvd. in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

ART + STROLL is a free family-friendly event. A limited number of upgraded tickets to attend the Sip & Stroll culinary food and drink experience are on sale for $50. Tickets are available at https://business-for-the-arts-of-broward.square.site/product/art-stroll-tickets/49.30

ART + STROLL is a juried art exhibit that displays a wide variety of mediums including photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, paper art, fiber art, wood, clay, metal, glass, sculpture, fashion and mixed media. Art will be available for purchase.

There will also be live artist demonstrations from Laura Atria, Alyssa Book / Tufty Rugs, Anthony Burks and Galal Ramadan; sidewalk chalk art by Janie Burns, Shane Mesmer, Susan Kelly and Carrie Bennet; and live entertainment from Brazilian Voices, Broward College Jazz Band and Art Prevails Project, with more to come.

This year’s ART + STROLL sponsors include BBX Capital, FPL, Moss, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Castle Group, UBS and The Garvin Financial Team, Stiles, Broward County Cultural Division, Berger Singerman, Broward Health, Regions Bank, Hof’s House of Sweets, IT’SUGAR, Yes We Are Mad, Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, Pierson Grant Public Relations, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Moxies, Coyo Taco, PNC Bank, Downtown Development Authority and Templeton.

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
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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.

ChildNet’s 9th Annual Care for Kids Cocktail Reception 5/22/24

ChildNet’s 9th Annual Care for Kids Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, 05/22/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Lauderdale Yacht Club
1725 SE 12th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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Cost: 150

ChildNet will host the 9th annual “Care for Kids” Reception, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, on Wednesday, May 22 at the Lauderdale Yacht Club from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

During the Superhero-themed event, guests will enjoy drinks and appetizers while bidding on their favorite silent auction items.

The event is an opportunity for the Broward County community to rally behind ChildNet, Broward County’s Community-Based Care lead agency that protects abused, abandoned, and neglected children in the community, and shows support for children in foster care.

The Emcee for the event is Eric Yutzy, WPLG Local 10 News Anchor, and the event hosts are Caitlin Stella, CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, along with her husband, Todd Stella.

Alec Ingold, fullback with the Miami Dolphins, will be making a special appearance to share his inspiring journey.

In honor of their commitment to ChildNet, Kip Hunter Epstein, CEO of Kip Hunter Marketing, and Joey Epstein, Managing Director of Business Development at LerroSarbey, will be honored with the 2024 Champion for Children award for their hard work and ongoing support of ChildNet and the children it serves.

By supporting this event, you join hundreds of stakeholders who make ChildNet possible. Most of ChildNet’s budget is restricted to specific priorities. The funds raised from the “Care for Kids” event will provide ChildNet the flexibility to prioritize the needs of our children, youth, and caregivers, and take advantage of opportunities that arise and react to unforeseen challenges.

DETAILS: Tickets are $150 each and include the Cocktail Reception, where there will be numerous auction items to bid on. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.childnet.us/events/9th-annual-care-kids-cocktail-reception-childnet-superheroes-cocktail-reception

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
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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.

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.

Camp STEAMology: Voyage to the Deep Sea at Museum of Discovery and Science 3/22/24

Camp STEAMology: Voyage to the Deep Sea at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 03/22/2024-, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $60 per child for MODS members; $70 per child for non-members. $15 aftercare fee per child. Multi-child Discount – Save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out.

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

What lurks deep in the ocean? Children ages 5 – 10 will dive into MODS’ newest traveling exhibit: Voyage to the Deep! “Seas” the day and learn undersea stories about Captain Nemo and his nautilus submarine, explore Jules Verne’s imaginary world and discover real-life wonders of the ocean.

Presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Camp STEAMology, is the ultimate age-appropriate camp experience, providing campers with interactive exploration and hands-on learning opportunities in the coolest camp environment, including a weekly IMAX immersion!

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.

Camp STEAMology admission is $60 per child for MODS members and $70 per child 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.

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.

Cities of the Future at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science 2/16/24 – 8/20/24,

Cities of the Future at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 02/16/2024-02/16/2025, 11:20 am-10:00 pm
AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: 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

Step into the future and discover the exciting innovations transforming our world with Cities of the Future, now playing in the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Narrated by award-winning actor John Krasinski, Cities of the Future highlights the creative solutions engineers are designing right now to meet the challenges of a changing world and forge a brighter, more sustainable future.

From electric flying cars and aerial highways to smart buildings, greener infrastructure and solar power beamed from space, Cities of the Future offers an inspiring vision of how we will live 50 years from now, combining state-of-the-art CGI with live-action cinematography. The film also looks at modern urban landscapes in the midst of transformation, revealing profound changes already happening in some of the world’s greatest cities, from Los Angeles to Amsterdam to Singapore.

Cities of the Future also introduces viewers to a team of middle school students participating in the Future City Competition, an annual contest where 60,000 middle school students from the U.S. and around the world compete to create a model future city.

Cities of the Future is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the same team that created the blockbuster giant screen documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

To view the trailer, please visit citiesofthefuturefilm.com.

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science is located at 401 SW 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale. Cities of the Future is included in the MODS Discovery Pass, an all-in-one ticket that includes Museum exhibitions, live science demonstrations and one IMAX documentary film. For tickets, please visit mods.org/tickets and for showtimes, please visit mods.org/showtimes.

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 2/25/24

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 02/25/2024-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free for Fort Lauderdale Residents

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.
Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day is made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

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
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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

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s “Ode to Joy” Gala 3/3/24

South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s “Ode to Joy” Gala
Sunday, 03/03/2024-, 05:00 pm-
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $350 – $10,000

South Florida Symphony Orchestra will celebrate 26 years of excellence in the arts at its “Ode to Joy” Gala on Sunday, March 3, at Broward Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA). The black-tie optional event, commencing at 5 p.m., prior to SFSO’s milestone musical performance of Beethoven’s choral masterpiece, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 and Grand Opera Arias, will honor this year’s “Sound of Success” regional arts advocates.

SFSO’s 2024 “Sound of Success” honorees from Fort Lauderdale and Miami are Marc Grossman, Marie and Robert Gallager, Francis Buckely and Bill Wolfolk (in memoriam), Robert Smith, Sandra Simon, T.J. Walsh, Robert Wilson and Peter Zupcofska, and Dr. Alan Mason.

This year’s gala will include pre-show Champagne and hors d’oeuvres on the Wendt Terraces and a 6 p.m. multi-course dinner in the Porter Riverview Ballroom. Immediately following will be the 7:30 p.m. musical milestone performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 featuring one hundred voices from South Florida Symphony Chorus, directed by Dr. Giselle Elgarresta Rios, including talented singers from Barry University, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, and the community. Soloists Amy Shoremount-Obra (soprano), Rebecca Ringle Kamarei (mezzo-soprano), Adam Diegel (tenor), and Luis Ledesma (baritone) will also perform grand opera arias from Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Puccini’s Turandot and Tosca, and Delibes’ Lakmé. A post-concert dessert reception will take place in the Porter Riverview Ballroom.

Following its highly acclaimed 25th anniversary season, including sold-out shows, the launch of its “Sound of Success” recognition awards, 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.

Tickets for SFSO’s “Ode to Joy” Gala start at $350 for the pre-show reception, dinner and post- show reception and $475 (with a prime seating concert ticket) and are available to purchase at https://bit.ly/OdeToJoyGala.

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

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
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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
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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.

Illuminate The Runway 2/22/24

Illuminate The Runway
Thursday, 02/22/2024-, 05:30 pm-08:00 pm
Dillard’s Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2500 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: 30

United Way of Broward County’s Women United Presents “Illuminate the Runway” taking place on Thursday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m. at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.

United Way of Broward County will begin the countdown to its annual Mayors’ Gala on April 27, 2024, with a curated fashion show illuminating the runway featuring formal styles from Dillard’s and the hottest spring trends.

More than 15 gala committee and Women United members from United Way of Broward County will transform into the evening’s runway models to walk the catwalk. Among the models will be United Way of Broward County President/CEO Kathleen Cannon, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, Nova Southeastern University & Executive Director of Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation John Wensveen, Senior Vice President of StevenDouglas Matt Beck, and several children volunteers active in the organization.

Tickets include entry to the event, light bites, wine, and two raffle tickets.

Guests receive a 15% discount at Dillard’s the night of the event and 10% of proceeds from all sales will benefit the programs and services of United Way of Broward County.
The closest parking lot is the Dillard’s Lime Parking Garage. Valet is included. The event will take place at the EAST entrance to Dillard’s.

DETAILS: Individual tickets are $30 and can be purchased here: https://www.unitedwaybroward.org/event/2024-women-uniteds-fashion-show/

For more information, please contact Jedidiah Quiñones at 954.453.3754 or jquinones@UnitedWayBroward.org

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
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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.

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.

Camp STEAMology: For the Love of Science at Museum of Discovery and Science 2/19/24

Camp STEAMology: For the Love of Science at Museum of Discovery and Science
Monday, 02/19/2024-, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $60 per child for MODS members; $70 per child for non-members. $15 aftercare fee per child. Multi-child Discount – Save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out.

School is out, but MODS’ Camp STEAMology “For the Love of Science” on February 19 for children ages 5 – 10 is in! Ignite your love for science by joining MODS for our all-time signature STEM activations including Nitro Cloud Demos, To Fly in the Makerspace and other hands-on activities.

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 and investigate underwater marvels in MODS’ Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, 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 $60 per child for MODS members and $70 per child 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.

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.

Outdoor Big Game Watch Party 2/11/24

Outdoor Big Game Watch Party
Sunday, 02/11/2024-, 04:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Den Sports Bar & Lounge
201 SW 2 ST,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: free

Join us in Downtown Fort Lauderdale for Our Annual BIG Game Sunday Block Party with Live DJs, Indoor/Outdoor Bars, Tailgate Games, Prizes, Giveaways, and a 20FT LED screen!
$50 ALL YOU CAN DRINK
4PM-6PM
$150 ALL YOU CAN EAT & DRINK
6PM-FINAL WHISTLE

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.

National Addictions Solutions Summit 2/28/24

National Addictions Solutions Summit
Wednesday, 02/28/2024-, 08:30 am-04:30 pm
Riverside Hotel Fort Lauderdale
620 East Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention will host the inaugural National Addictions Solutions Summit on Wednesday, February 28th at the Riverside Hotel Fort Lauderdale.

Attendees at this free event will learn and discuss what the cost of a preventable overdose is and the solution for new prevention and innovative strategies.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Van Ingram, Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, and the event will be moderated by Dr. Stephen Loyd, Chief Medical Officer of Tennessee-based Cedar Recovery, who has been in recovery since 2004. Loyd is the inspiration behind Michael Keaton’s character in the Emmy Award-winning series “Dopesick.”

Panel topics will include:
Data Sharing Systems
Evidence-Based Responses
Novel and Promising Strategies
Prevention Strategies
Importance of Creating Positive Public Private Partnerships Q&A

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Sponsors for the event include HCA Florida Healthcare, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Fifth Street Counseling Center IV, and Scandia Wellness Systems.

United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention is a broad-based substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion coalition dedicated to reducing negative consequences on individuals, families, and communities.

Wednesday, February 28th
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Riverside Hotel Fort Lauderdale (Ballroom 1 & 2)
620 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

DETAILS: To register, please visit https://www.unitedwaybroward.org/event/national-addictions-solutions-summit/

History Fort Lauderdale’s Family Fun Day Featuring Meet & Greet with Authors George S. LeMieux & Laura E. Mize 2/24/24

History Fort Lauderdale’s Family Fun Day Featuring Meet & Greet with Authors George S. LeMieux & Laura E. Mize
Saturday, 02/24/2024-, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2 Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present a free Family Fun Day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, February 24. The day will feature kid-friendly activities presented in conjunction with museum partners Flamingo Gardens and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and will include a book signing and meet & greet with George LeMieux and Laura Mize, authors of Florida Heritage Kids. Their appearances are part of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories,” a meet the author monthly series that offers literary and history enthusiasts a chance to speak with local authors, purchase their latest releases and have them signed.

Florida Heritage Kids is an insightful novel that takes readers on historical journeys from a Spanish settlement to the modern era, through the eyes of five young people – Alonso, Holata, Thomas, Madeleine, and Ruby. Their stories tell of soldiers storming an enemy fort during a chaotic hurricane, the tale of a young Indian warrior helping rescue the Tribe, fleeing from a cloud of mosquitoes so big it blocks out the sun and the learning experience of moving to a new tropical paradise. Florida Heritage Kids highlights culture, heritage, and the natural resources found in Florida, which gives readers a better understanding of the Sunshine State’s fundamentals. The book is available in History Fort Lauderdale’s Museum Shop, on Amazon.com, and at FloridaHeritageKids.com.

Florida native George S. LeMieux has enjoyed a long career in both the private and public sectors. He served as Florida’s 34th United States senator in the 111th Congress. He also served as Florida’s deputy attorney general and as former Governor Charlie Crist’s chief of staff. LeMieux is a practicing attorney and is a chairman on the board of Gunster. He founded the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Laura E. Mize is an award-winning book author, an independent journalist, and a former reporter for The Palm Beach Post. Her work has been picked up by the Associated Press, published in newspapers across the country, and aired on National Public Radio. Her first book, Florida Made: The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped The State (written with George S. LeMieux), won the 2019 National Indie Excellence Award in the history genre. Mize has written extensively on Florida business, history, food, dining, and agriculture. Some of that work has appeared in The Local Palate, the premier magazine on Southern culinary culture. In addition, she has an extensive portfolio of health sciences writing for institutions such as Mayo Clinic and the University of Florida, and for the award-winning, internationally syndicated radio show Health in a Heartbeat.

Drinks and light bites will be provided. Guests may RSVP at https://bit.ly/HFLFloridaScribesGLLM.

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.

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History” Dillard Center for The Arts Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 2/4/24 – 2/29/24

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History” Dillard Center for The Arts Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 02/04/2024-, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW 2 Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: 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.

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History,” a new fine art exhibit, will anchor History Fort Lauderdale’s Black History Month showcase. An annual homage, this new installment will feature works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students and instructors, from February 4 – 29. Curated by Dillard instructor Celestin Joseph, the exhibit of photography and studio art features creative re-imaginings and reflections of historical Black leaders, community icons, and hometown heroes. A meet and greet with the artists will take place on Sunday, February 4, at 1 p.m., at the New River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus.

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History,” will highlight a variety of styles and mediums reflecting African American culture, history and the arts as viewed through the lens of 12 youth. Featured pieces in the exhibition include works by AP students Selene Michel and Timothy Graham.

Joseph received his master’s in fine arts in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a bachelor’s in fine arts, cum laude, from the University of Hartford as a painting major, with an art history minor, and concentrations in printmaking and graphic design studies. Joseph also received a prestigious Yale/Norfolk Art and Music Scholarship to further his studies. Currently, he is teaching Advanced Placement studio art classes at his alma mater Dillard Center for the Arts where he has been strengthening the visual arts program since 1999.

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, hosts 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 “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – 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,” “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture,” and, most recently, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional 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 by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.

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 us online at 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.

The Glorious Color of Renaissance Painting 2/24/24

The Glorious Color of Renaissance Painting
Saturday, 02/24/2024-, 04:30 pm-05:30 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for members | $16 general admission

Join Renaissance Art Historian Dr. Rocky Ruggiero for an illuminating talk on the symbolic and compositional use of color in Renaissance paintings by Giotto, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Botticelli and Raphael.

Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 4:30 pm
Free for members | $16 general admission
Presented in the NSU Art Museum Horvitz Auditorium
Ticket includes day-of Museum admission until 4 pm

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Southeast Florida to Host 13th Annual UKG Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County 4/28/24

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Southeast Florida to Host 13th Annual UKG Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County
Sunday, 04/28/2024-, 07:30 am-11:00 am
Huizenga Plaza
SE 1st Avenue and Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $10-$35

From 2019-2021, drunk driving deaths in the United States increased by 31 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s April 2023 report. This is a 100 percent preventable crime, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)’s goal is to see a future with no more victims.

In the ongoing fight against drunk driving and drugged driving, MADD Southeast Florida will host thousands of walkers, runners and supporters at the 13th Annual UKG Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County. The event includes an in-person race on Sunday, April 28 starting near Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, plus a virtual participation option.

Festivities will include children’s activities, an awards ceremony, live musical performances, and vendor/educational booths. The event will be attended by dignitaries including Walk Like MADD Fort Lauderdale Founder and Honorary Chairperson Heather Geronemus, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony, Sgt. Ryan Clifton from Broward Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Trevor Thomas from Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s DUI Unit, and Lt. Indiana Miranda from Florida Highway Patrol.

Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K is a community-driven 5K that raises awareness about drunk driving and underage drinking while uniting community members around MADD’s mission. Since it was established in 2011, Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised more than $3.7 million that stays in the South Florida community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Every dollar donated remains in South Florida to provide victim services and prevention education at no cost.

“As drunk driving deaths in the U.S. have increased, we must come together as a community and make others aware of the 100 percent preventable tragedies that drunk driving causes. This meaningful event raises both awareness and funds to eliminate drunk and drugged driving,” said Geronemus, who is also the immediate past chairwoman of the MADD National Board of Directors. “With the outpouring of support from our attendees and sponsors, we are pleased to host this event year after year to help MADD Southeast Florida provide free victim services and prevention education in South Florida.” Geronemus’ late father, Dr. Robert Perry Geronemus, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in 2009.

Event sponsors include Signature Sponsor UKG; Presenting Sponsor Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County; Corporate Champion Sponsors Durée & Company, JM Family, and Memorial Healthcare System; Spotlight Sponsors LaCroix, Publix, and Westway Towing; and MADD Milestone Sponsor David Geronemus & Mitzi Lyman.

When:
Sunday, April 28, 2024; 7:30 a.m.

Where:
In-person Race:

Across from Huizenga Plaza
SE 1st Avenue and Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Virtual Walk/Run:
Any place the participant chooses.
Cost (In-person and Virtual):
Adult 5K Runner and Walker: $35
Youth 5K Runner and Walker (ages 5-18): $30
Dogs: $10

How:
To register for the in-person or virtual 13th Annual UKG 2024 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County, visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

Event sponsorships are available. Awards will be given for top fundraiser, top team (private and corporate), as well as overall and age-group awards for 5K finishers.

For the most up-to-date event information, visit www.facebook.com/MADDDashFortLaud. Please contact Rachel Stephens, Special Events Manager, rachel.stephens@madd.org with any additional questions.

ABOUT MADD
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. In Southeast Florida, the organization’s annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised more than $3.7 million since 2011. Under MADD Southeast Florida, hundreds of free events take place each year to educate youth and parents on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving in Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Counties. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

Ann Storck Center to Host “Brunch and Bubbly” in Celebration of Galentine’s Day 2/18/24

Ann Storck Center to Host “Brunch and Bubbly” in Celebration of Galentine’s Day on Feb. 18
Sunday, 02/18/2024-02/18/2024, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
Piazza Italia
904 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $100

nn Storck Center’s All Heart Woman’s Society will host “Brunch and Bubbly” in celebration of Galentine’s Day at Piazza Italia on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m.

Guests will enjoy delicious food, refreshing cocktails, shopping and raffles in support of Ann Storck Center. The buffet-style brunch menu features: scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, mini meat balls, chicken picatta, penne primavera and meat and cheese boards. Wine and champagne are also included.

Ann Storck Center is a Fort Lauderdale-based private nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Center accommodates 96 residents and serves more than 300 individuals daily through an array of critical care, learning and ability-focused programs.

The All Heart Woman’s Society is an inspiring group of women who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. The group supports the music and arts programs for pre-school students and residents. It also works to beautify the Ann Storck Center premises in an effort to create a safe and comfortable environment for all who live and work there.

Piazza Italia is a family-owned restaurant with roots from the mountains and foothills of Calabria, Southern Italy that prides itself on the Italian appreciation and love for fresh amazing food.

Teen Broadway Presents: “Snowy and the Seven Affirmations” 2/10/24, 2/11/24

Teen Broadway Presents: “Snowy and the Seven Affirmations”
Sunday, 02/10/2024-02/11/2024, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center
1409 NW 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
Website
Cost: $10

Join us for an enchanting in-person experience as Teen Broadway presents “Snowy and the Seven Affirmations” – a contemporary reimagining of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The production focuses on the challenges today’s youth face in being themselves and overcoming the pressures to be something they are not.

For the sixth straight year, kids ages 5-15 will have the opportunity to experience what it takes to put on a full-scale performance through the YMCA of South Florida’s “Teen Broadway” program. Presented by AmTrust Bank, a division of Flagstar Bank NA, this enriching literacy program focuses on the arts in assisting and educating students to develop life skills, including problem-solving, team building, collaboration, creativity, public speaking and media pre/post-production.

Performances are set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11 at the Victory Black Box Theatre, located inside the L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center.

Tickets are $10 for advance purchases and $15 the day of the performances and are available for purchase at ymcasouthflorida.org/teenbroadway.

Live Performance by Shane Duncan Acoustic Duo at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation 2/2/24

Live Performance by Shane Duncan Acoustic Duo at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation
Friday, 02/02/2024-, 08:00 pm-
Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation
1387 S University Dr. Plantation,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
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Cost: Free

Grab your crew & kick-off your Thursday night with a legendary live performance by Shane Duncan Acoustic Duo from 7 PM to 10 PM at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation. Enjoy our all day, every day specials like our mix and match buckets, starting at $18, and $4.99 Legendary Monk drafts!

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.

Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures Exhibit at Museum of Discovery and Science 1/26/24

Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures Exhibit at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 01/26/2024-05/19/2024, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost:

Ahoy, adventurers! “Seas” the day and plunge into the mysteries of the ocean as Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital makes a splash at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) from January 26 – May 19, 2024.
Discover Jules Verne’s mythical world of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by diving into the Cabinet of Curiosities, where you’ll come face-to-face with the most bizarre and awe-inspiring marine specimens imaginable! Then, channel your inner explorer and tinker with the groundbreaking gadgets and gizmos that made Admiral Peary and Matthew Henson Arctic legends during the early 1900s. Explore the lost world of Atlantis and the octopus’s garden, slide down an “escape hatch,” wander through the seaweed maze in the kelp forest and hunt for treasure in the wreck of the Spanish galleon.

The exhibition presents fantasy and facts, allowing guests to explore Verne’s imaginary world and the real-life wonders of ocean exploration. Designed to provide a range of interactive experiences, the exhibition includes full-body interactions, mechanical and electro-mechanical exhibits, interactive projections and touchscreens.

Assemble your crew, gather your sea legs and join us for a once-in-a- lifetime oceanic odyssey that’ll make your wildest nautical dreams come true! The Voyage to the Deep exhibition was created and developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum, an Australian Government entity. Flying Fish manages the exhibit tour.

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

Friends of Jack & Jill Center to Host 19th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks 4/27/24

Friends of Jack & Jill Center to Host 19th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks
Saturday, 04/27/2024-, 06:30 pm-10:30 pm
Lauderdale Yacht Club
1725 SE 12th St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: $250 – $1,000

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center invite the community to leave their heels and ties at home and slip into their flip flops and tropical attire to attend the 19th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks at the picturesque Lauderdale Yacht Club on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

This event overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway will feature vibrant beach décor creating the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening. Guests will enjoy tropical inspired drinks, food and live music. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on luxurious items through both live and virtual silent auctions.

The proceeds from the event will benefit Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education, family strengthening program and HEALTH Program to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 30,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942.

Handy’s 18th Annual Scholars Breakfast 5/30/24

Handy’s 18th Annual Scholars Breakfast
Thursday, 05/30/2024-05/30/2024, 07:30 am-10:30 am
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost:

On Thursday, May 30th from 7:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m, Handy (Helping Advance and Nurture the Development of Youth) will host its 18th Annual Scholars Breakfast at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

This year’s Scholars Breakfast will celebrate the Excellence of Bloom of scholars from foster, relative, and non-relative care, who have beat the odds and graduated from college within the last 12 months.

In addition, this year’s Breakfast will honor the 2024 Champions of Children whose interest, vision, and generous support have significantly contributed to Handy’s continued success.

Graduating Scholars:
Sean Monteith — Florida Atlantic University | Bachelor of Public Management in Public Administration
Roxana Rodriguez — Florida International University | Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration
Martine David — Florida International University | Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology with a minor in Business Finance
Edward Pratt — Broward College | Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
Marc Louis — Broward College | Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
Maika Speights-Florida International University | Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Ryan Dominique-Barry University | Master Public Administration

Champions of Children Award Recipients:
FreshPoint South Florida
Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera
Andy and Allison Cagnetta
Burnadette Norris-Weeks

Individual tickets are $75 and can be purchased here: https://www.handyinc.org/events/18th-annual-scholars-breakfast/

Ann Storck Center to Host a Food and Beer Pairing Dinner in Partnership with Bravo Peruvian Cuisine and Funky Buddha Brewery 1/18/24

Ann Storck Center to Host a Food and Beer Pairing Dinner in Partnership with Bravo Peruvian Cuisine and Funky Buddha Brewery on Jan. 18.
Thursday, 01/18/2024-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Bravo Peruvian Cuisine
2925 NE 6th Avenue,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33334
Website
Cost: $85

Ann Storck Center, a Fort Lauderdale-based private nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is excited to host a food and beer pairing dinner in partnership with Bravo Peruvian Cuisine and Funky Buddha Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner with dishes from Bravo Peruvian Cuisine paired with beers from Funk Buddha Brewery.

The event will support Ann Storck Center, which accommodates 96 residents and serves more than 300 individuals daily through an array of critical care, learning and ability-focused programs.

The featured menu includes:

• Causa de Cangrejo – Whipped potato infused with Aji Amarillo puree top with Maryland crab salad, avocado, rocoto aioli and quail egg.
o Paired with Tropical Floridian – German-style hefeweizen.
• Salmon Arugula Salad – Grilled Salmon, arugula, cherry tomatoes, Peruvian corn, goat cheese and basil-lime vinaigrette.
o Paired with Floridian, an unfiltered German-style wheat beer.
• Risotto al Pesto con Lomo al Vino – Beef tenderloin tips with portabella mushroom sauce and spinach-basil risotto.
o Paired with Hop Gun IPA.
• Picarones– Sweet potato and pumpkin doughnuts top with anise-orange syrup.
o Paired with an Imperial Stout.

Bravo Peruvian Kitchen celebrates the rich culinary diversity of Peru and brings an exciting exploration of multicultural cuisine to South Florida.

From traditional styles to experimental ales, Funky Buddha Brewery makes beers that create an experience.

When:
Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Where:
Bravo Peruvian Cuisine
2925 NE 6th Avenue
Wilton Manors, FL 33334

Cost:
$85

How:
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.annstorckcenter.org/pairingdinner.

About Ann Storck Center:
Ann Storck Center (ASC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an array of critical care, learning and ability focused programs. ASC has been serving the community for more than 65 years, originally known as the Pediatric Care Center, then in 1981 becoming ASC. Today, ASC accommodates over 300 individuals on six separate sites including a school/therapy center, adult day training program, two intermediate care facilities offering specialized residential services, as well as four group homes embedded in the community offering a more independent lifestyle. For more information, visit annstorckcenter.org/, or on social media visit
facebook.com/annstorckcenter, instagram.com/annstorckcenter/, twitter.com/annstorckcenter.

The Attack on Funk City 1/20/24

The Attack on Funk City
Saturday, 01/20/2024-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
Eventbrite
Cost: $25 per ticket

Live in Color Dance Collective presents “The Attack on Funk City,” featuring a plethora of superheroes to fight a band of villains who attempt to attack the citizens of Funk City. The show is full of color, music and dancing – a fusion of urban funk, hip-hop, jazz and African dance.

Founded and under the artistic direction of Zedric Bembry, Live in Color is a dance company based in South Florida since 1989. The company was featured in Season 1 of America’s Best Dance Crew and Season 4 of America’s Got Talent. In 2008, it was invited to perform at Showtime at the Apollo, where it was showcased as one of the three urban dance companies in Black Expressions: Hip-hop Festival in Washington, Columbia. The company has also performed at several Miami Heat’s halftime shows.

The Friends of Jack and Jill Center to Host Second Annual Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital Winter Carnival 2/4/24

The Friends of Jack and Jill Center to Host Second Annual Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital Winter Carnival
Sunday, 02/04/2024-, 12:00 pm-04:00 pm
Jack & Jill Center, Halmos Family Building
1315 W. Broward Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale,, Florida, 33312
More Information
Cost: Individual tickets are available for $2 per person

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center will host its Second Annual Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Winter Carnival on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at Jack & Jill Center’s Halmos Family Building.

The community event will feature an exciting day of carnival rides, games, arts & crafts, delicious food, face painting, memorable photo opportunities, a live DJ and much more. Carnival rides will include Mechanical Swings, Inflatable Bounce Houses, a Four-In-One Sports Center, Pirate Ship Ride, Surf Up Surf Board, Obstacle Course and more. The public event is open to all ages.

The proceeds from the event will benefit Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education, family strengthening program and HEALTH Program to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 30,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942.

36th Annual Broward College Golf Classic 4/4/24

36th Annual Broward College Golf Classic
Thursday, 04/04/2024-, 11:00 am-08:00 pm
Jacaranda Golf Club
9200 W Broward Blvd.,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
Website
Cost: $400

Since the beginning of this tournament, Broward College has raised more than $2.8 million to enhance student success! Proceeds from the Golf Classic support the Empowerment Fund, which provides the greatest flexibility to quickly respond to critical needs of the College community and advance top priorities to bring forth opportunities for student success.

The 36th Annual Broward College Golf Classic will be played at the beautiful Jacaranda Golf Club, South Florida’s premier semi-private golf facility, featuring 36 holes of championship golf beautifully maintained throughout the year. The courses, rated four stars by Golf Digest, weave through various ponds and canals, lending a tropical feel throughout.

The cost to participate is $400 per golfer. This registration fee includes a round of golf, golf shirt, lunch, cocktail reception and dinner. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the dinner for $100.

To register and view sponsorship packages, go to https://www.browardcollegefoundation.org/event_posts/golf-classic/.

Tournament Schedule:
11:00 a.m. Registration will take place outside of the Pro-Shop and a buffet lunch will be served in the Clubhouse prior to the start of play.

1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start (Beverages and snacks will be available on the course.)

5:00 p.m. Cocktail reception, buffet dinner, silent auction, live auction and award presentation.

If you have questions about the tournament or want to donate, please contact Elisa Stone at estone1@broward.edu or 954-240-8521.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 1/28/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 01/28/2024-, 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 BBX Capital Foundation.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit https://mods.org/event/sensory-friendly-sunday-15/.

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.

LEGO® Weekend at the Museum of Discovery and Science 1/27/24, 1/28/24

LEGO® Weekend at the Museum of Discovery and Science
Saturday, 01/27/2024-01/28/2024, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd St.,
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

Unleash your imagination, ignite your natural curiosity, and inspire endless adventures celebrating International LEGO® Day at MODS!
Build the change to solve real-world challenges with LEGO® bricks. Have fun constructing a Rube Goldberg machine and other Makerspace activities. Even the littlest builders (ages 0-6) can join the LEGO® Coding dance party and create their own habitats. It’s a day of creativity, innovation, and endless fun! Included with Museum admission.
Kids can also surf the wave of excitement at MODS with Voyage to the Deep, a new traveling exhibit. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration!

Discover Jules Verne’s mythical world of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by diving into the Cabinet of Curiosities, where you’ll come face-to-face with the most bizarre and awe-inspiring marine specimens imaginable! Then, channel your inner explorer and tinker with the groundbreaking gadgets and gizmos that made Admiral Peary and Matthew Henson Arctic legends during the early 1900s. Assemble your crew, gather your sea legs and join us for a once-in-a- lifetime oceanic odyssey that’ll make your wildest nautical dreams come true! The Voyage to the Deep exhibition was created and developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum, an Australian Government entity. Flying Fish manages the exhibit tour.

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.

Get tickets by visiting mods.org/tickets.

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

Kids Adventures After Dark: LEGO® Night at MODS 1/26/24

Kids Adventures After Dark: LEGO® Night at MODS
Friday, 01/26/2024-01/26/2024, 05:00 pm-09:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Members: $35; Non-members: $40; Sibling discount: $5 off each additional sibling

Calling all curious minds (ages 6 to 12) for a night bursting with creativity at Kids Adventures After Dark: LEGO® Night at Museum of Discovery and Science!

Get ready for a night filled with endless possibilities. Unleash your inner scientist and build your very own volcano using LEGO® bricks. Then, witness the magic unfold as you make it erupt with a burst of colors using vinegar, baking soda, and food coloring. Cultivate your crafted creations! Snuggle up for an awe-inspiring screening of DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World.

Discover the incredible feats of engineering that push the boundaries of innovation and journey into the limitless possibilities of imagination with our Chill Cinema! Buckle up for a scientific expedition on our Mars Rover simulator. Feel the thrill of exploration and dive into the depths of space in our 7D theater for a full-blown sensory adventure with an imagination Brace yourselves for a mind-blowing KaBoom! Show. Witness the magic of science as we speculate science. Learn about the states of matter and experience explosive chemical reactions that will leave you in awe! Parents, take a well-deserved night off while your young explorers embark on a thrilling adventure filled with fun, friends, and fantastic discoveries!

Kids can also surf the wave of excitement at MODS with Voyage to the Deep, a new traveling exhibit. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration!

Discover Jules Verne’s mythical world of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by diving into the Cabinet of Curiosities, where you’ll come face-to-face with the most bizarre and awe-inspiring marine specimens imaginable! Then, channel your inner explorer and tinker with the groundbreaking gadgets and gizmos that made Admiral Peary and Matthew Henson Arctic legends during the early 1900s. Assemble your crew, gather your sea legs and join us for a once-in-a- lifetime oceanic odyssey that’ll make your wildest nautical dreams come true! The Voyage to the Deep exhibition was created and developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum, an Australian Government entity. Flying Fish manages the exhibit tour.

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.

The cost per child for members is $35; non-members: $40 and a discount is available for $5 off each additional sibling. Price includes IMAX film and a pizza dinner.

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.

Camp STEAMology: Peacemakers at Museum of Discovery and Science 1/15/24

Camp STEAMology: Peacemakers at Museum of Discovery and Science
Monday, 01/15/2024-, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $60 per child for MODS members; $70 per child for non-members. $15 aftercare fee per child. Multi-child Discount – Save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out.

Everyone deserves access to clean water. Join “MODS: Peacemakers” in the survey lab to design and test water quality just as engineering peacemakers do. Learn how to test water quality in a survey lab. Using the scientific process, experiment and construct the optimal water filter. Discover how we can help ensure all people have access to safe drinking water.

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’ 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.

Presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Camp STEAMology admission is $60 per child for MODS members and $70 per child for non-members. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out. Registration is required at https://mods.org/event/camp-steamology-mods-peacemakers-one-day-camp/.

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.

CareerSource Broward’s “State of the Workforce” 2024 Career Fair 1/24/24

CareerSource Broward’s “State of the Workforce” 2024 Career Fair
Wednesday, 01/24/2024-, 10:00 am-02:00 pm
Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

It’s a new year with new jobs!

CareerSource Broward and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce jointly present the “State of the Workforce” inaugural event on Wednesday, January 24, at the Broward County Convention Center (1950 Eisenhower Blvd.). This event will unite all sectors of the business community and will include a Career Fair, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Jobseekers will have the opportunity to speak directly with recruiters and apply for jobs on the spot. Attendees will receive onsite résumé assistance and help with job searches and referrals from a Success Coach. Workforce professionals will also be on hand to deliver information on scholarships for educational and training opportunities that could lead to new career prospects.

Participating companies seeking to hire include Advanced Roofing, Broward Health, Broward Sheriff’s Office, City of Fort Lauderdale, Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach, Economos Properties, Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 487, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Rick Case Automotive Group, The Riverside Hotel, Total Marine Solutions, Travelhost Media, Visit Lauderdale and more to be announced. The list of participating employers will be continually updated on the CareerSource Broward website at careersourcebroward.com/csbd-career-fair-job-seekers.

There is NO COST to attend the career fair, but pre-registration is encouraged by visiting https://careersourcebroward.com/csbd-career-fair-job-seekers.

Registrants are required to bring a valid state or government issued photo ID – driver’s license or passport – and dress to impress. Veterans will receive priority service.

Broward County Transit will be providing complimentary transportation to jobseekers. Parking is also complimentary, courtesy of Visit Lauderdale.

2nd Annual Moonrise Fundraiser 2/2/24

2nd Annual Moonrise Fundraiser
Friday, 02/02/2024-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: 300

Handy to host 2nd Annual Moonrise Fundraiser on Friday, February 2nd at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in Fort Lauderdale.

Moonrise invites guests to dance again, harnessing a collective influence and creativity to make a difference in the community and to bring awareness to and raise funds for Handy.

The 2024 theme is Neon Jungle where you will enter a jungle oasis under the Scorpio moon where neon strobes pierce through lush tropical greenery and animalistic instincts take over. The decor is organic meets cybernetic, the music pulsates like an ancient drum, and the spirits satiate carnal appetites.

Moonrise will take place at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, an iconic and historic landmark. With 700 feet of private beach access, Handy will create a true “toes in the sand” experience in a unique Fort Lauderdale venue unlike any other. Guests will enjoy entertainment, music, food stations and specialty cocktails at this soiree.

Handy transforms the lives of children and young adults by providing education, housing, mental health services, and career development through personalized programs that promote self-sufficiency and independent living.

DETAILS: Tickets to attend the event are $300 and can be purchased here: https://www.handyinc.org/events/moonrise-2024/

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

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants Premieres at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science 1/26/24

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants Premieres at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science
Friday, 01/26/2024-, 11:20 am-
AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: 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

The AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) will premiere Blue Whales: Return of the Giants starting on January 26, 2024. The first giant-screen film on the subject, Blue Whales, was produced by Oceanic Films in collaboration with Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Tangled Bank Studios and SK Films and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). MODS is one of only a few Florida theaters with screens large enough to display life-sized blue whales.

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants introduces audiences to the endangered species, which is not widely understood despite its status as the largest animal to have ever existed. Through two scientific expeditions, the film shows stunning footage of blue whale feeding habits, long-distance communication and mother-calf relationships. One expedition focuses on the search for a missing blue whale population off the coast of the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean while the other expedition joins marine biologist Diane Gendron, also known as the “Blue Whale Whisperer,” in the Gulf of California to observe whale families.

Narrated by award-winning actor Andy Serkis, scored by Academy Award-winner Steven Price, and presented in 3D, Blue Whales will immerse audiences in the ocean alongside the massive blue whales and other species such as dolphins, sperm whales, sea lions and orcas.

The documentary also features research from local marine biologist Jeremy Kiszka, professor of biology at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Kiszka studies the ecology and behavior of cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in tropical marine ecosystems around the globe, particularly in the Caribbean, along the coasts of Florida and in the Indian Ocean.

To view the trailer, please visit BlueWhalesfilm.com.

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science is located at 401 SW 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale. Blue Whales: Return of the Giants is included in the MODS Discovery Pass, an all-in-one ticket that includes Museum exhibitions, live science demonstrations and one IMAX documentary film. For tickets, please visit mods.org/tickets and for showtimes, please visit mods.org/showtimes.

Ocean Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 1/6/24 – 1/28/24

Ocean Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Saturday, 01/06/2024-01/28/2024, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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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

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

Game Time Thursdays at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation 12/28/23

Game Time Thursdays at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation
Thursday, 12/28/2023-, 08:00 pm-
Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation
1387 South University Drive,
Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1032
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Score big every Thursday night at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation with a legendary watch party, including a live DJ and all-star food & drink specials you won’t want to miss! Cheer on your favorite football teams starting at 8pm and enjoy $5 Martinis, $1 Wings & Bucket Specials.

Broward Performing Arts Foundation Annual Celebration with Zac Brown Band 1/27/24

Broward Performing Arts Foundation Annual Celebration with Zac Brown Band
Saturday, 01/27/2024-, 05:00 pm-
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $1,250+

With a smooth blend of country music and southern rock, multi-platinum and Grammy® Award-winning Zac Brown Band will light up the stage in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s “Toes in the Sand” Annual Celebration. Proceeds from the evening benefit the education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center.

A limited number of tables and single tickets for all the evening’s festivities are available. A special party ticket, which includes orchestra seating for the performance, the post-show party with DJ Laz and complimentary cocktails throughout the evening is available for $1,250 per person. VIP tickets can be purchased online at http://tinyurl.com/4dkvnxe6, calling 954.468.3298 or emailing Foundation@BrowardCenter.org

Schedule:
• 5:00 p.m. – Annual Celebration begins with an exclusive cocktail reception in the Peck Courtyard
• 6:15 p.m. – Dinner in the Amaturo Theater prior to the performance
• 8:30 p.m. – Zac Brown Band performance in the Amaturo Theater, followed by an after-show party with DJ Laz under the stars at the Wendt Terraces and Huizenga Pavilion.

Tickets to the performance only start at $175 and can be purchased online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 (option 1) or at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

Business for the Arts of Broward Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Kandy G Lopez 1/22/24

Business for the Arts of Broward Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Kandy G Lopez
Monday, 01/22/2024-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
Berger Singerman
201 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1500,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Hosted by Berger Singerman and presented by the Castle Group and the Cathy and James Donnelly Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward, Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) continues with an intimate cocktail reception including a conversation and meet and greet with multimedia Afro-Caribbean American portrait and figurative artist Kandy G Lopez.

Lopez uses her artistic talents to tell the stories of people of color (POC) in the United States and explore identity through marginalized individuals who represent her community. Her current body of work entails using yarn and thread to create larger-than-life portraits on a plastic canvas that is meant to be used for rug making. The message behind her intentional selection of medium is that POC feel like they are being walked on. Lopez’s work is hung on gallery walls and in front of windows for sunlight to shine through, meant to be respected, appreciated and protected from soles of shoes.

Born in Bayonne, New Jersey and currently residing in Fort Lauderdale, Lopez received a Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Science in painting and marketing and management from the University of South Florida and a Master of Fine Art in painting from Florida Atlantic University.

Lopez’s work has been displayed at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Miramar Cultural Center and Coral Springs Museum of Art, among other venues throughout South Florida, as well as in Fort Worth, Texas and New Bedford, Massachusetts. In 2022, she received the Broward Cultural Division’s Artist Innovation Grant and Project Row House Grant.

The Arts Mean Business Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Guests who wish to attend must email their RSVP by January 17 to rvegas@bfabroward.org. For more information, visit https://bfabroward.org/programs/arts-means-business/.

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art in the Workplace, Art Curation, Public Art Creation, Art & Somm and the popular Art + Stroll.

Island City Stage Presents Which Way to the Stage by Ana Nogueira 1/18/24 – 2/11/24

Island City Stage Presents Which Way to the Stage by Ana Nogueira
Thursday, 01/18/2024-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
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Cost: $40 – $55

Broadway superfans Jeff and Judy eagerly await their idol Idina Menzel after her performance in If/Then at the stage door every night. But when a sexy stranger enters the scene and upends their decades-long friendship, the musical theater aficionados have to go off book to rewrite their own finale in Island City Stage’s production of Which Way to the Stage by Ana Nogueira. This playful yet profound comedy about friendship, ambition, and what happens when dreams fall just out of reach runs January 18 – February 11.

Set in 2015, Which Way to the Stage introduces outspoken best friends since college Jeff and Judy who are regulars at the stage door and take pride in their vast knowledge of the theater. Aspiring performers themselves, the duo soon face the music inadvertently by revealing the insecurities underneath their carefully constructed facades. As new relationships are formed and the story digs deeper, so does the insightful examination of gender, sexuality, and drag. Do the two ever meet their idol? Can they reconcile their differences of opinion? And what happens next?

Ana Nogueira is a Brooklyn-based writer and actress. Which Way to The Stage had its world premiere at MCC Theater in New York City. The play was chosen for the 2019 Kilroy’s List and the Pacific Playwrights Festival at South Coast Rep, where Nogueira was the recipient of the Elizabeth George Emerging Playwright Commission. In 2016, her play Empathitrax premiered Off Broadway at Here Arts Center with the critically acclaimed theater company Colt Coeur, where she is a company member. Her work has been developed at Second Stage, The New Group, SPACE on Ryder Farm and Barrington Stage. Nogueira co-wrote and starred in the short film We Win, which premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and won Best Screenplay at the Rhode Island Film Festival. Her acting credits include Bob And Carol And Ted And Alice (The New Group); Engagements, Mala Hierba (both at Second Stage); Bump (Ensemble Studio Theater); Knives And Other Sharp Objects (The Public/LAByrinth); and three seasons on the Starz series Hightown. She is a proud alumnus of the Obie Award-winning playwriting group Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theater.
Which Way to the Stage is directed by Michael Leeds and stars Matthew Buffalo (Jeff), Sofia Porcel (Judy), Clay Cartland (Mark) and Gaby Tortoledo (Actress/Bachelorette/Casting Director).

Which Way to the Stage is sponsored by Co-Producers Russell Vance and The Bears of South Florida, Set Sponsors William Sandrik and Henry Smith, and Lights and Sound sponsor Scott Bennett. Additional funding provided by the following: The Our Fund Foundation, The Schubert Foundation Inc., The SHS Foundation, The Maval Foundation, The Warten Foundation, FlockFest, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, and by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

Island City Stage’s 12th Season opened with sold out performances of Love! Valour! Compassion! Other shows this season include Pulp by Patricia Kane; Music by Amy Warren & Andre Pluess with lyrics by Patricia Kane (Apr. 11 – May 5); Skintight by Joshua Harmon (May 30 – Jun. 23) and Die! Mommie Die! by Charles Busch (Aug. 29 – Sept. 22).

Tickets for Which Way to the Stage start at $40. A Mimosa Sunday performance sponsored by Jimmy Cunningham will be held on January 28 with tickets at $55. The show runs for two hours and five minutes with one intermission.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email boxoffice@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

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

“TRIBUTES” Starring Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and Featuring Seth Sikes 1/13/24

“TRIBUTES” Starring Joe Posa as Joan Rivers and Featuring Seth Sikes
Saturday, 01/13/2024-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sunshine Cathedral Center for the Performing Arts
1480 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33315
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Cost: $35; $65 VIP ticket includes premium seating and a meet and greet photo opportunity with both performers

Back by popular demand, Joe Posa and Seth Sikes will reunite for a performance of “TRIBUTES,” a stunning homage to iconic female legends, on Saturday, January 13, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Sunshine Cathedral Center for the Performing Arts (1480 SW 9th Avenue). Tickets for this captivating (18+) show are on sale, now.

This showcase, produced by the accomplished duo, unites two worlds of performance art – female impersonation and live song. Joe Posa will impersonate Joan Rivers, Barbra Streisand, and Liza Minnelli while Seth Sikes will enchant audiences with his soulful voice, singing nostalgic melodies made famous by Judy Garland, Bernadette Peters, and other artists. The cleverly choreographed show includes duets with Seth Sikes and Joe Posa as Barbra and Liza.

Can we talk?! Joe Posa has made a name for himself in show business, starting his illustrious career in musical theater as a featured performer/dancer in the international touring company of West Side Story plus other musicals including Anything Goes, Grease, A Chorus Line and South Pacific. In 1993, he then found his wings as a sought-after female celebrity impersonator. As a cast member in several productions of “An Evening at La Cage,” he has performed as Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Gloria Estefan and Michael Jackson. Posa was also Susan Lucci’s Erica Kane character double on ABC’s All My Children, as well as Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon character double on NBC’s 30 Rock. For more than 30 years, Posa has produced and starred in multiple shows in New York City, London, Provincetown, Puerta Vallarta, Boston, Palm Springs and other cities. His solo productions include “Guys as Dolls,” “An Evening at the Birdcage,” “Joe Posa Poses,” and “The Bitch is Back!” Also, he has performed at numerous red carpet corporate functions, charity fundraisers and elegant private events. Having performed alongside Ms. Rivers on two separate occasions, Posa was lovingly called by Ms. Rivers, her “favorite Joan Rivers impersonator.”

Seth Sikes is one of New York’s most popular young nightclub performers. Hailed as “the best male singer of his generation” by Theatre Scene, Sikes has been selling out venues since his 2014 debut of “Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland.” The show recounted how Garland inspired Sikes as a young boy in Paris, Texas, while he belted the legend’s greatest hits backed by a seven-piece band. The show won Broadway World’s Best Tribute Show award and prompted The New York Times to declare, “The performance was a hit with critics and audiences, alike.” The reviewers were equally enthusiastic toward his follow-up show, “Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli.” The New York Post relayed, “It was a heartfelt concert. Sikes has a heap of fans, and his audiences are always tightly packed and brimming with enthusiasm for his booming, jazzy renditions of their favorite songs.” When the Covid pandemic prevented Sikes from performing for live audiences, he created a series of online music video parodies that went viral, viewed by hundreds of thousands. His most recent video, “Ring Them Bells,” was selected to close the globally broadcast Liza Minnelli 75th birthday tribute. Sikes also works in the theatre behind the scenes. He was associate director for The Band’s Visit and The Nance on Broadway. He directed the original musical Bunked! which won Outstanding Musical at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2010, as well as “The 7th Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant.”

Tickets for “TRIBUTES” start at $35 with an option to purchase a $25 pre-show reception ticket including beverages and light snacks. To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/Tributes2024.

Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library Gala “Standing on the Shoulders of Heroes” 2/24/24

Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library Gala “Standing on the Shoulders of Heroes”
Saturday, 02/24/2024-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Venue
2345 Wilton Dr,
Fort Lauderdale, Pennsylvania, 33305
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Cost:

February 24, 2024
6:00 pm cocktails 7:00 dinner, the Venue, Wilton Manors, Florida.

Live auction. 500 guests and VIPs attending.

Honoree’s for Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library Gala 2024 are iconic athlete, Diana Nyad, who will be added to the Standing on the Shoulders of Heroes exhibit; Stars of the HBO MAX documentary, “The Stroll” will be honored for their film and courage in addressing the harshness of life for so many trans women of color and their strength in survival; Stacy Ritter, president of Visit Lauderdale, who in her role has kept Broward County a warm and welcoming place for all people to visit, live, and work. Her willingness to do what is right, even in the face of extreme political pressure sets her apart from most others in these turbulent times.

Last years’ Gala had a record number of guests and was the organization’s most successful fundraiser to date. The Gala is Stonewall’s largest fundraising event generating a significant part of the organization’s budget.

For Tickets, Sponsorship or more information please visit: https://stonewall-museum.org/11650-2/

POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance & Noon Year’s Eve at Museum of Discovery and Science 12/31/23

POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance & Noon Year’s Eve at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 12/31/2023-, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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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

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on December 31, experience an exciting and magical holiday time with POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance! Adapted from the award-winning book and Telly Award-winning holiday film, POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance takes audiences on an exhilarating journey alongside three best friends who master music, magic and circus skills for the holiday season at a secret university before sharing their talents with the world. Then, dance in the New Year at our Noon Year’s Eve ball drop sponsored by Dunkin’.

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.

The Museum of Discovery and Science is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All 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.

Game Time Thursdays at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation 12/14/23

Game Time Thursdays at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation
Thursday, 12/14/2023-, 08:00 pm-
Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation
1387 South University Drive,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
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Cost: Free

Score big every Thursday night at Legends Tavern & Grille Plantation with a legendary watch party, including a live DJ and all-star food & drink specials you won’t want to miss! Cheer on your favorite football teams starting at 8pm and enjoy $5 Martinis, $1 Wings & Bucket Specials.