Don’t Smoke, BURN at Life Time’s 4/20 Outdoor Workout Takeover at The Falls 4/20/24

Don’t Smoke, BURN at Life Time’s 4/20 Outdoor Workout Takeover at The Falls
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 09:30 am-12:00 pm
Life Time, and the entire Falls Shopping
8778 SW 136th St,
Miami, Florida, 33176
Website
Cost: Free

Don’t Smoke, BURN at Life Time’s 4/20 Outdoor Workout Takeover at The Falls
South Florida community invited to celebrate its patron day of health & wellness signature workouts, along with music, food, drinks, and unique offers throughout the shopping center

WHAT: Life Time at The Falls is redefining the meaning of 4/20 with its upcoming Green Takeover of The Falls event, which will be dedicated to promoting health and wellness in the South Florida community. Bringing together a myriad of activities for the whole family to enjoy, Life Time will offer outdoor classes (for all levels), yoga, massages (courtesy of the LifeSpa), food and shakes and green cocktails.

LifeSpa will offer $25 coupon gift prizes, cold towels, and sunscreen. Life Time Concierge Services will also be available to answer questions regarding Life Time memberships.

WHEN: Saturday, April 20th, starting at 9:30 a.m. Kick-off to 12 p.m.

WHERE: Life Time, and the entire Falls Shopping Destination’s Kick-off at center court (in front of movie theatre): 8778 SW 136th St, Miami, FL 33176, USA

DETAILS: Location: The Falls’ Center Court (in front of the movie theater):

• 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: 1-hour workout including 40 minutes of bodyweight strength movements and 20 minutes of yoga
• 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM:
• The event concludes at the bistro bar, which will offer a cocktail of “green juice” (a rum drink), providing 50% off wings, pizza, and pretzels for all who have tickets.

For more information, visit Life Time Miami at The Falls or call 786.977.6100. An online Life Time Miami at The Falls Facebook Community is also available, and people can follow LifeTime.Life on Facebook and Instagram.

The stunning Life Time athletic country club is a new two-story building with a massive outdoor beach club featuring leisure and lap pools, waterslides, luxury seating with cabanas and an expansive outdoor Life Cafe & Bar. The building features the ultimate boutique experience with seven dedicated studios cycle, group fitness, Pilates and yoga programming; three indoor pickleball courts; an expansive fitness floor with state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated space for one-on-one Dynamic Personal Training; Kids Academy for kids 3 months to 11 years old; LifeCafe restaurant; full-service LifeSpa salon and spa, and luxurious dressing rooms with rejuvenation suites for men and women with whirlpools, cold plunge, saunas, steam rooms and complimentary towels and lockers. More images of Life Time at The Falls are here.

Media are invited to cover the day’s activities.
For more information contact
Natalie Bushaw / nbushaw@lt.life or
Veronica Villegas / vvillegas@krepspr.com

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

Bottomless Dim Sum Brunch 4/20/24, 4/21/24

Bottomless Dim Sum Brunch
Saturday, 04/20/2024-04/21/2024, 11:30 am-04:00 pm
Minty Z
3206 Grand Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33133
Website
Cost: $50 per person

Dim Sum: always cute and tasty, but the pieces are so small! That’s why Minty Z is now serving BOTTOMLESS dim sum every weekend from 11:30-4PM. That’s right, you can go to town on dumplings, bao, wontons, & their delectable bao beignets for just $50. Top that off with bottomless drinks and pancakes with their Boozy Brunch experience for a truly hedonistic way to celebrate the weekend. Bring your best friends and play Minty’s favorite game: “How many dumplings can I fit in my mouth?”

The Bottomless Dim Sum experience is for dine-in guests only, requires full-table participation, and taking leftover food to go is prohibited.

Shake, Stir & Dim Sum: Baoshi Launches Mixology & Culinary Classes 4/20/24

Shake, Stir & Dim Sum: Baoshi Launches Mixology & Culinary Classes
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
Baoshi Food Hall + Bar
8525 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33024
Website
Cost: 30

On Saturday, April 20th from 1PM to 3PM, Baoshi will host a Mixology Class led by Head Bartender Jessie Gi. During the 2-hour cocktail course, guests will taste and create 3 Asian-inspired specialty cocktails – Forbidden Pitaya, Coco Yen, and Gemstonetini – and learn about the background of the spirits and ingredients used. Cocktail kit supplies will be provided as well as traditional Cantonese bites by Gold Marquess. Tickets to this intimate mixology experience are $30pp (plus tax) and can be purchased via Eventbrite. Baoshi is located at 8525 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines. For more information visit baoshifoodhall.com and follow along on social media @BaoshiFoodHall on Instagram. Telephone: (786) 898-8868.

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami’s Latin Films Spotlight Night 4/20/24

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami’s Latin Films Spotlight Night
Saturday, 04/20/2024-04/20/2024, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Silverspot Cinema Miami
300 Southeast 3rd Street Suite 100,
Miami, Florida, 33131
Website
Cost:

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami, internationally acclaimed as one of the largest LGBTQ+ cultural festivals in the world, is proud to feature films from Latin America during its new Latin Spotlight night set for Saturday, April 20, at Silverspot Cinema Miami.

At 8 p.m. is the North American premiere of “Blue Lights (Luces Azules)” (Argentina, 2023). Directed by Lucas Santa Ana, “Blue Lights” is a vibrant, engaging and sophisticated dramedy that plays out during a 70th birthday celebration. Friends and family gather, tensions soars and secrets are revealed leaving each guest to explore their idea of friends, lovers and self. The film explores the intricacies of love, loss, friendship and the evolving dynamics of gay and lesbian relationships in a changing world. Festival-goers can also choose to see “All The Silence (Tod El Silencio)” (Mexico, 2023), directed by Diego Del Rio, at 8:15 p.m. This film will be in Spanish with Sign Language. This poignant film focuses on Miriam, an actress who is also a sign language teacher, who begins a downward spiral when she learns that she will become fully deaf. Despite having deaf parents, deaf friends and a deaf girlfriend, she refuses to accept a world without sound and starts to tear her life apart.

The City of Miami is offering FREE Uber Rides to and from Silverspot Cinema (within a 25 mile radius) for this event.

OUTrageous, OUTspoken, and OUTstanding, this year’s OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami is sponsored, in part, by Miami Dade County, the City of Miami Beach and Gilead.

Ticket subscription packages and individual tickets are on sale now for the 41st edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. For a full schedule of films, parties and special events or for more information, visit outshinefilm.com.

Actors’ Playhouse 33rd Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction 4/20/24

Actors’ Playhouse 33rd Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 06:00 pm-11:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: $250

The stage is set for the highly anticipated Actors’ Playhouse 33rd Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction, proudly presented by Lexus of Kendall. This year’s event promises an unforgettable evening filled with luxury prizes and gourmet culinary experiences from the finest restaurants that The Magic City has to offer. The company will honor Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, acknowledging her remarkable dedication and unwavering support of the South Florida arts community.

Headlining the auction block is a one-year lease for a 2024 Lexus RX from presenting sponsor Lexus of Kendall. Guests will also have the exclusive opportunity to bid on extravagant voyages provided by Azamara Cruises, worldwide travel packages from Delta Air Lines, a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the Périgord region of France courtesy of SLL Perigord Travel and an array of other indulgent items. Complementing the auction, attendees will enjoy an open bar sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A., all while savoring the “Tastes of Coral Gables” with culinary delights from 30 of the area’s finest restaurants.

In addition to the signature prizes listed above, the auction will feature over 200 live and silent auction items including exotic trips and travel, amazing staycations, exclusive dining packages, one-of-a-kind experiences, fine jewelry, golf packages, art, home décor, and much more – all generously contributed on behalf of the theatre.

Participating restaurants include renowned establishments such as 450 Gradi, ABC Bartending Schools, Bacardi U.S.A., Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, Armstrong Jazz House, Benihana, Bulla Gastrobar, Caffe Abbracci, CalaMillor Gourmet Experience, Catering by Les, Catering by Lovables, CrêpeMaker, Edda’s Cake Designs, Fogo de Chão, John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, La Jamoteca, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Pincho, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar, R Catering & Events, Salumeria 104, Sawa Restaurant & Lounge, Seasons 52, The Capital Burger, Tropical Chinese Restaurant, TUR Kitchen, Vinya Table, Wild Fork and Zucca.

Reservations for this black-tie optional event are priced at $250 per person and include gourmet dining, open bars, and the opportunity to bid on auction items. VIP Sponsorships are available through the company’s development office.

Proceeds from this year’s gala will support Actors’ Playhouse’s youth programming, which educates and enriches the lives of over 60,000 children annually.

DETA 305 Pickleball Series 4/20/24, 4/21/24, 5/25/24, 5/28/24, 6/29/24,6/30/24

DETA 305 Pickleball Series
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 08:00 am-01:00 pm
DETA Pickleball Club at Miccosukee Golf & Country Club,
6401 Kendale Lakes Drive,
Miami, Florida, 33183
Website
Cost: $45

Join us for an exhilarating adrenaline-pumping round-robin tournament! Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, all skill levels are welcome to participate in this exciting competition.

April 20-21
May 25 & 28
June 29 & 30

8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $45 – Early Bird Discount $10 off by 04/10
Location: DETA Pickleball Club, 6401 Kendale Lakes Drive, Miami, FL 33183

To sign up, simply register on Court Reserve/DETA Pickleball Club, or sprint over to our website at detapickleballclub.com.

The Forgotten Founding Fathers 4/20/24, 4/21/24

The Forgotten Founding Fathers
Sunday, 04/20/2024-04/21/2024, 03:00 pm-07:00 pm
Carnival Studio Theater – Ziff Ballet Opera House
Carnival Studio Theater – Ziff Ballet Opera House,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $30

MIAMI – March 26, 2024 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to present THE FORGOTTEN FOUNDING FATHERS written and produced by hip-hop legend Karl “Dice Raw” Jenkins (@DiceRaw), a frequent collaborator with hip-hop mega group and “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” co-stars, The Roots, as part of the Center’s Family Fun Live! Series. THE FORGOTTEN FOUNDING FATHERS will be presented on April 20, 2024 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and April 21, 2024 at 3 p.m. inside the Center’s intimate Carnival Studio Theater.

Tickets for THE FORGOTTEN FOUNDING FATHERS are $30* and may be purchased now online at arshtcenter.org, or at the Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722.

THE FORGOTTEN FOUNDING FATHERS takes the audience on a captivating, theatrical and hip-hop journey that explores American history through the lens of African American, Latino and Indigenous heroes during some of the country’s most pivotal times, including the American Revolutionary War, Civil War and Reconstruction.

The family-friendly show spotlights heroes such as Prince Whipple, Wentworth Cheswell, Colonel Ty Cornelius, Sojourner Truth, Bernardo de Galvez and Phillis Wheatley. Unlike other historical education that highlights the pain and suffering of African Americans, Latino and Indigenous peoples, THE FORGOTTEN FOUNDING FATHERS aims to teach the contributions of these communities to the country.

In addition to the public performances that week, the Arsht Center has arranged for Karl Jenkins and the cast to visit Miami-Dade County public high schools for a series of workshops designed to engage students in a creative exploration of history through songwriting, acting and discussions of historical relevance and philosophy. Through interactive activities and discussions, students will gain a deeper understanding of the historical context and philosophical ideas that shaped the Founding Fathers’ legacy. Student performances at the Arsht Center will take place on April 18-19.

For more information on Karl Jenkins, please visit: https://diceraw.com/bio

Art from the Heart 4/20/24

Art from the Heart
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Miami Design District Paradise Plaza
151 NE 41 Street #3547,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost: $80

This exciting event will take place at the Paradise Plaza in the Miami Design District on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 at 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided throughout the evening as well live entertainment. All proceeds will go towards building a better tomorrow for children healing from abuse, neglect, and abandonment.

GableStage Theatre Company: Gala in the Garden 4/20/24

GableStage Theatre Company: Gala in the Garden
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
3540 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, Fl, 33133
3540 Main Hwy,,
Coconut Grove,, Florida, 33133
Website
Cost:

Join us for an evening gala to celebrate the 25 years of theatre and how GableStage will set the stage for the future. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava will be honored at the gala and be in attendance. We are also excited to announce that Alan H. Green, a seasoned actor will serve as the Master of Ceremonies!

26th Annual OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami 4/18/24, 4/19/24, 4/20/24, 4/21/24, 4/22/24, 4/23/24, 4/24/24, 4/25/24, 4/26/24, 4/27/24, 4/28/24

26th Annual OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami
Thursday, 04/18/2024-04/28/2024, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
OUTshine Film Festival
OUTshine Film Festival,
Miami, Florida, 33153
Website
Cost: Prices for individual films start at $10 each with group discounts, memberships and additional offers available

festival celebrating queer culture runs April 18 – 28 and will feature more than 50 internationally acclaimed features and shorts including premieres and documentaries that inspire, entertain, and educate. Adding to the excitement and sense of community this year will be a Latin Spotlight featuring men’s and women’s films, a panel for aspiring filmmakers and FREE Uber rides to and from select film screenings. The films will screen at Silverspot Cinema Miami (300 Southeast 3rd Street) from April 18 to 24 and at Regal South Beach (1120 Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach) from April 25 to 28. A variety of parties and special events will take place at various locations throughout Miami.

This year’s opening night film taking place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at Silverspot Cinema Miami is Turtles (Les Tortues) (Belgium/Canada, 2023). Directed by David Lambert, this relationship comedy-drama follows the ups and downs of married couple Thom and Henri, together for 35 years, now facing retired life and what happens when a love turns sour. The W Miami Afterparty will take place immediately following the screening.

Brand new to the Miami line-up this year is a Latin Spotlight night set for Saturday, April 20, at Silverspot Cinema Miami, with four films from Latin America. At 8 p.m. is the North American premiere of Blue Lights (Luces Azules)(Argentina, 2023). Directed by Lucas Santa Ana, Blue Lights is a vibrant, engaging and sophisticated dramedy that plays out during a 70th birthday celebration. Friends and family gather, tensions soars and secrets are revealed leaving each guest to explore their idea of friends, lovers and self. The film explores the intricacies of love, loss, friendship and the evolving dynamics of gay and lesbian relationships in a changing world. Festival-goers can also choose to see All The Silence (Tod El Silencio) (Mexico, 2023), directed by Diego Del Rio, at 8:15 p.m. This film will be in Spanish with Sign Language. This poignant film focuses on Miriam, an actress who is also a sign language teacher, who begins a downward spiral when she learns that she will become fully deaf. Despite having deaf parents, deaf friends and a deaf girlfriend, she refuses to accept a world without sound and starts to tear her life apart.

Two nights of Cocktails & Cinema will celebrate our local filmmakers, cast and crews from students to seasoned veterans of the industry at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23, at Silverspot Cinema Miami. This year’s South Florida Shorts program includes Double Life by Mellie Parks and Trinity Byonie, Frag by Christopher Frentzel, Myrna’s Secret Spies by Andy Perrott, and Open Dialogue: Generation QueerZ by Freddy Rodriguez. On both nights, there will be a Q&A after the screening and a reception will be held in the OUTshine Lounge at the Silverspot immediately following.

Max, a 25-year-old aspiring writer living in London, becomes a sex worker with the pseudonym Sebastian in order to research his debut novel and this secret double-life becomes a source of liberation and transformation in Sebastian (Finland/UK, 2024), this year’s Centerpiece Film. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at Silverspot Cinema Miami. Writer/director Mikko Makela’s second feature offers an intriguing exploration of sex, identity, restraint and abandon. An afterparty will take place immediately following the film.

To encourage more local LGBTQ+ filmmakers to tell their stories, OUTshine will present its Filmmaker Panel on Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at Regal South Beach. This special event will feature local directors Hansel Porras Garcia, director of Febrero and OOLITE Arts; Chris Molina, director of Fallen Fruit, I Wonder If I’m Growing and programmer with the Miami Film Festival; Freddy Rodriguez, director of Open Dialogues: Stories from the LGBTQ Community; Filmmaker Bootcat; Joe Tufte, Miami Dade College film professor; Noah Salzman, director of Clocked and Angelica Bourland, director of Warrior and Unstuck.

Also, on April 27, is the Men’s Spotlight slice-of-life comedy film F.L.Y. (USA, 2023), directed by Rafael Albarran and Trent Kendrick. When two ex-boyfriends (Max and Rafael), who haven’t seen each other in five years, reunite — the covid pandemic hits, and they’re forced to quarantine together. The Ladies Spotlight Film will be the East Coast premiere of Backspot (Canada, 2023), directed by D.W. Waterson. Riley is given the chance to cheer with the all-star squad, Thunderhawks. With a competition looming, Riley must navigate her crippling anxiety, her relationship with her girlfriend, and her desperate need for approval from her new coach.

Additional selections of note include the North American premieres of Lessons of Tolerance (Ukraine, 2023), The Fisherman’s Daughter (La Estrategia Del Mero) (Colombia, 2023), and Sunflower (Australia, 2023); the Southeast premiere of Gondola (Georgia, 2023); the Trans-focused films Close To You (Canada and UK, 2023) starring Elliott Page and The Summer with Carmen (Greece, 2024); the Queer Festival premiere of the award-winning Riley (USA, 2023), and the documentary Mad About The Boy: The Noel Coward Story (UK, 2023) narrated by Alan Cumming.

The North American premiere of Mascarpone: The Rainbow Cake (Maschile Plural) (Italy, 2024) will be the Closing Night Film commencing at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at Regal South Beach. Director Alesandro Haigh presents an intoxicating drama about sexy duo Antonio and Luca who are trying to pick up the pieces three years after their friend Denis’s passing. While each went their separate ways, when the two meet again Antonio mistakes Luca’s desire to reconnect as more than just a pure gesture of friendship. Immediately following at 8 p.m., a celebratory South Beach Group Hotel Closing Night Party will take place at the Miami Beach Women’s Club (2401 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach).

To make attending OUTshine’s incredible films and special events more accessible, the City of Miami is offering FREE Uber Rides to and from Silverspot Cinema (within a 25 mile radius) valid from April 18 through April 24!

OUTrageous, OUTspoken, and OUTstanding, this year’s OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami is sponsored, in part, by Miami Dade County, the City of Miami Beach and Gilead.

Ticket subscription packages and individual tickets for the 41st edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival are on sale now. For a full schedule of films, parties and special events or for more information, visit outshinefilm.com.

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.

Celebrate Earth Day with National Water Dance at Crandon Beach Park 4/20/24

Celebrate Earth Day with National Water Dance at Crandon Beach Park
Saturday, 04/20/2024-04/20/2024, 03:00 pm-07:00 pm
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Blvd,
Key Biscayne, Florida, 33149
Website
Cost: 0

National Water Dance, hosted at Crandon Beach Park’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center combines performing arts with nature to raise awareness about the climate crisis. This event unites dancers, musicians and visual artists around the unique bodies of water that impact their communities.

The day’s events kick off at 3 p.m. with Dream In Green’s Eco-Summit and pre-show activities. Promptly at 4 p.m., National Water Dance commences, and the national livestream begins. At 5 p.m., the audience is invited to participate in Debris Free Oceans Beach Clean Up, culminating in a Sunset Happy Hour at 6 p.m.

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.

Paws Patio™ Food Fest at InterContinental Miami 4/20/24

Paws Patio™ Food Fest at InterContinental Miami
Saturday, 04/20/2024-04/20/2024, 02:00 pm-05:00 pm
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
Website
Cost: 20

InterContinental Miami is giving canines and their devoted owners the chance to embark on a tail-wagging adventure with the return of its dog-friendly festival on Saturday, April 20. Attendees can discover new products, meet vendors, bond with their pups and mingle with other dog lovers, all while overlooking stunning views of Biscayne Bay. This year’s “Pawty,’ hosted by a special pup partner – ‘Exec Chef’ Pancake – will begin at 2PM. The fun continues with a live DJ spinning beats, photo opps, a complimentary swag bag and commemorative photo, and free Puppuccinos from Starbucks. For the humans, specialty-themed cocktails and delectable bites will be available for purchase during the festival. Each ticket will also include a fur-ever Passport of Treats, where attendees can use their whimsical guide to explore various vendors, get their passport punched and sample delectable bites along the way. Proceeds from the event will benefit Noah’s Rescue, a local 501c3 non-profit dog rescue.

“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
Website
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.

City of Miami Pitmaster’s Competition & Festival Finale 4/20/24

City of Miami Pitmaster’s Competition & Festival Finale
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 11:00 am-
Maurice Ferre Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: FREE

The City of Miami proudly announces the inaugural Miami PitMasters Barbecue Competition and Festival. This exciting event aims to celebrate the art of barbecue and unite enthusiasts from across the region.

The grand finale event will take place on April 20, 2024 at Maurice Feree Park and is fully sanctioned by the Florida Barbecue Association and promises to showcase some of the top barbecue teams in the nation. Attendees can look forward to a delectable array of barbecue offerings, live cooking demonstrations, and opportunities to interact with barbecue experts.

NAMI Miami-Dade Presents the Second Annual South Florida Suicide Awareness Conference – Honest Talk About Suicide and a Message of Hope 4/20/24

NAMI Miami-Dade Presents the Second Annual South Florida Suicide Awareness Conference – Honest Talk About Suicide and a Message of Hope
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 09:00 am-12:00 pm
Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami
6200 San Amaro Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
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Cost: Free

NAMI Miami-Dade Presents the Second Annual South Florida Suicide Awareness Conference – Honest Talk About Suicide and a Message of Hope

NAMI Miami-Dade County – the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness – will host its second annual South Florida Suicide Awareness Conference – Honest Talk About Suicide and a Message of Hope – on Saturday, April 20 at the Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami. The free half-day conference will run from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. and feature a nationally recognized keynote speaker as well as expert presentations and resources on mental health and suicide prevention. Conference goers will learn more about suicide, its causes, preventative measures, and surviving a loss. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. The conference is free to attend; however, registration is requested.

11th Annual Broward Health Ball 4/20/24

11th Annual Broward Health Ball
Saturday, 04/20/2024-, 06:30 pm-10:30 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
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Cost: $500

The 11th Annual Broward Health Ball presented by the Haller Foundation brings together major corporate, community and philanthropic leaders for a remarkable evening in support of Broward Health hospitals. The night includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, and continues with dinner, live auction and dancing. Proceeds benefit enhanced patient care and services at Broward Health.

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.