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.

Talk to Me Tuesdays at Le Chick 2/20/24, 2/27/24

Talk to Me Tuesdays at Le Chick
Tuesday, 02/20/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Le Chick
310 Northwest 24th street,
Miami, Florida, 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: $35

Miami has quickly become the epicenter of all things business, tech, food & beverage, and culture! With this fast paced growing city, sometimes it’s hard to “make connections”.

That’s why we have decided to join forces with Local Socialite Jonathan Ramirez to curate an informative “Speed Networking” event where young professionals, artists, entrepreneurs, and other like-minded individuals can come together to collaborate and establish connections that will help them grow in their careers & personal life.

Attendees will enjoy 1 Happy Hour Drink of Choice and Passed Lounge Bites throughout the event in Le Chick’s industrial-chic restaurant setting located in the heart of Wynwood.

Tickets: $35 per Attendee

-Includes 1 Happy Hour Drink Ticket & Passed Bites

Please email reservations@lechickmiami.com with any questions

Dress Code: Smart Casual.

We look forward to networking with you in style with you at Le Chick!

**Payment will be Made at Venue Upon Arrival. Excluding tax & service charge.

Rock’N’Baga Miami 2/27/24

Rock’N’Baga Miami
Tuesday, 02/27/2024-02/28/2024, 07:00 pm-02:00 am
Bagatelle Miami
1669 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost:

Bagatelle Miami is celebrating its 8th anniversary with the crowd favorite Rock’N’Baga party! Expect to be dazzled by Bagatelle Miami’s electrifying entertainment, spectacular Parisian decor, and impressive dishes crafted by Chef Rocco Seminara and Chef Jimmy de Almeida. Together, we’ll channel our inner ’80s for this annual Back to the Future-themed night and toast to 8 years of sceney celebrity dines, entertaining events, and lavish French cuisine.

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.

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.

The Education Fund Taste of Education 2/27/24

The Education Fund Taste of Education
Tuesday, 02/27/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Hialeah Park
2200 E 4th Avenue,
Hialeah, Florida, 33013
Website
Cost: $125 in advance, $150 at the door

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The Education Fund’s annual Taste of Education is on 2/27. I’m hoping you can add this to a newsletter blast before then. I know it’s tight. Below is the writeup. Attached are graphics. Please let me know if you can use this. Thanks for all your help, always.

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Patricia

Join us at the highly anticipated 2024 Taste of Education! This gastronomic competition showcases the incredible talents of students from more than 30 culinary programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 at 6 p.m., experience an extraordinary gastronomic event at the iconic Hialeah Park. Watch as middle and high school students prepare gourmet bites for the public to savor and compete for top prizes totaling more than $20,000.

Renowned chefs and restaurateurs Allen Susser, Letty Alvarez (LA Sweetz), Paulette Bilsky-Phillips (The 305 Chef), Adina Brunetti (AB 27 Group), Lisseth Campos (un pollo), Christian Dominique (Manjay), Michael Hernandez (Boulud Sud), Matt Kuscher, (Kush Hospitality), Tom Parlo (Mandarin Oriental), Danny Serfer, (Blue Collar and Mignonette), Kiara Weiser (Burger King), Dieter Xiao (Norwegian Cruise Line), Orelle Young (B&D Trap BBQ) and many more will determine the winning teams.
Don’t miss out on this culinary extravaganza – mark it in your calendar and get ready to be amazed at #TasteofEducation.

Tickets are $125 in advance, and $150 at the door.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Donald M. Ephraim Sun & Stars International Film Festival, Presented by MorseLife 2/27/24

The Donald M. Ephraim Sun & Stars International Film Festival, Presented by MorseLife
Tuesday, 02/27/2024-03/05/2024, 12:00 am-12:00 am
Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401
Website
Cost: N/A

The Donald M. Ephraim Sun & Stars International Film Festival©, presented by MorseLife, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2024 Festival. From February 27 through March 11, 2024, the Festival will screen 25 films spanning a wide range of themes and cultures and explore an eclectic mix of voices and perspectives at two different theaters. The Festival was founded by Donald M. Ephraim with the vision to be known as the annual celebration of dynamic cinematic storytelling, where people with a passion for movies gather each year to share experiences and ideas.

Now in its second year and attracting the work of both emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, the Festival will once again bring the best in cinema to Palm Beach County and act as a major contribution to the cultural life of the county.

The films include international prize winners and new work by renowned directors and producers. Selected filmmakers will be present for exclusive audience discussions. Many films first debuted at renowned film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Sundance, and Tribeca.

The Donald M. Ephraim Sun & Stars International Film Festival has lined up a wide-ranging selection of films, including features and documentaries from both up-and-coming and established filmmakers from around the world, including Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Festival will showcase a selection of films that appeal to Jewish audiences, from tense WWII dramas of courage and daring to a heart-tugging family comedy and a chronicle of a one-of-a-kind rabbi’s street-level efforts to put compassionate Judaism into action.

The film lineup will be announced, and individual tickets and membership packages will go on sale on Friday, January 12. Film aficionados will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets on Friday, January 12, at 3 p.m. at sasiff.org.