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
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engineering Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 2/11/24,2/18/24,2/25/24

Engineering Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 02/11/2024-02/25/2024, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
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

Think, construct, test and improve your engineering skills with MODS’ Engineering Weekends on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Sundays, from noon – 5 p.m.

Devise and manufacture various structures, learn about the first steps of engineering and discover what it takes to become an engineer. Tinker with tools and get hands-on with the building and design of a resilient city. For young engineers (ages 0-6), assemble structures with LEGO® bricks, DUPLO® blocks or MAGNA-TILES® and use various materials to experiment with erecting super tall towers.

Then, find inspiration at a showing of Cities of the Future, a captivating new IMAX® experience debuting in South Florida on February 16. This film, presented by MacGillivray Freeman Films and the American Society of Civil Engineers, unveils the groundbreaking innovations shaping our world. From solar energy beamed from space to flying cars, smart buildings and eco-friendly infrastructure, witness the transition to a sustainable future. Narrated by John Krasinski, the film takes you on a journey to cities like Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Singapore, showcasing real progress and the human ingenuity behind it. Join the movement towards a brighter, greener future.

The wave of excitement at MODS continues 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!

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.

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
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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 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.

Orchestra Miami to Perform Carnival of the Animals at Zoo Miami 2/25/24

Orchestra Miami to Perform Carnival of the Animals at Zoo Miami
Sunday, 02/25/2024-, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street,
Miami, Florida, 33177
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Cost: Free with zoo admission

A celebration that’s 40+ years in the making takes flight at Zoo Miami on Sunday, February 25 with Orchestra Miami’s performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’s 1886 suite, Le Carnaval des Animaux (Carnival of Animals). For Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami’s artistic director, this performance is deeply personal.

In 1982, at the age of 14, Elaine Rinaldi made her soloist debut as a pianist with the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber Orchestra performing Carnival of Animals at what was then the newly opened Miami Metro Zoo. Even at that young age, Elaine knew that she wanted to recreate that event and allow other promising young artists to perform locally with a professional orchestra. Forty-two years later, her dream becomes a reality. “This concert is a full circle moment for me, and it’s perfect for Orchestra Miami’s ‘Discover Miami Through Music’ series, which I started in 2014. You can’t perform this suite without duo pianists, so I’m especially pleased to be giving two young piano soloists the rare opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra,” said Rinaldi.

Orchestra Miami will offer two performances of the humorous musical suite of fourteen movements, each representing an animal. They are honored to have Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava narrating the 11 AM performance while Conservationist, Ron Magill, will narrate the 1 PM performance. Maestro Rinaldi will be conducting the performances, and the piano soloists are Elisabeth Thomashoff originally from Vienna, Austria, and Aneliya Novikova originally from Voronezh, Russia; both 21 or younger and still students at the Lynn Conservatory of Music. Running approximately 45 minutes each, both shows are free to the public with the purchase of a Zoo Miami ticket. Before this performance, a special free “preview” performance will take place at the Coral Gables Museum on Family Day on Aragon, Saturday, February 10 at 1 PM.

“I’m excited to be a part of Orchestra Miami’s Carnival of Animals. It is certainly one of Camille Saint Sans’ most beautiful works. From the first note to the last, it’s got everything — excitement, eccentric ideas, and instrumentation that competes with playfulness, elegance, and science. This musical suite and Zoo Miami is the perfect marriage,” said Ron Magill. The animals depicted in Carnival of the Animals are lions, hens/roosters, tortoises, elephants, and kangaroos, to name a few. It will also feature The Swan, one of the most famous and recognizable pieces in all of music history. This performance will also include Ottorino Respighi’s The Birds, which is based on music from the 17th and 18th centuries and represents an attempt to transcribe birdsong into musical notation, illustrating bird actions, such as fluttering wings, or scratching feet.

“Saint-Saëns wrote this suite for fun in February 1886 and then prohibited anyone from listening to it until 1922. 102 years later, this is still one of his most enduring and fun compositions. What better way to enjoy this whimsical piece about animals than among the animals,” said Rinaldi.

WHERE:
Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177

WHEN:
Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. respectively

TICKETS:
Free with paid zoo admission. Adult Admission- $22.95 / Child’s Admission- $18.95

We Belong Here: Miami 2024 2/24/24, 2/25/24, 2/26/24

We Belong Here: Miami 2024
Saturday, 02/24/2024-02/26/2024, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Dr,
Miami, Florida, 33149
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Cost:

Miami’s Exclusive 21+ Dance Music Festival. This Boutique experience is refined for the world traveler, while paying paying homage to local culture.

Legally Blonde The Musical 1/31/24-2/25/24

Legally Blonde The Musical
Wednesday, 01/31/2024-02/25/2024, 08:00 pm-10:30 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
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Cost: $40-$85

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

January 31 – February 25, 2024
Performances Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Select 2 p.m. matinees on February 3, 7 and 10.

Area Stage Presents OLIVER! 2/7/24 – 2/25/24

Area Stage Presents OLIVER!
Wednesday, 02/07/2024-02/25/2024, 07:30 pm-10:00 pm
Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: $68

Join us this February for a first-of-its-kind experience of the Academy Award winning show OLIVER!, as it is brought to life by an extraordinary team of talented theatre artists.

This story follows nine-year-old orphan Oliver as he navigates the harsh realities of life in Victorian England through poverty, pick-pocketing, and love. Experience the world from Oliver’s perspective in close quarters with live music and puppets lingering about at every corner of the immersive stage. This is a limited engagement, you will not want to miss it!

Tickets are on sale now, student discounts available with promo code OLISCHOOL.