Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Sept. 23
This is a list of reader-submitted opportunities to learn, take classes, stroll through galleries and museums or have front-row seats to experience some great music — from the convenience and comfort of your own home. All programs and activities are subject to change.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Presents Sea Turtles 101: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Sept. 23, ages 10–13. One-hour LIVEstreamed lesson led by a staff biologist and a 30-minute at-home activity. Cost: $10 a student per program; register early for Zoom link. Upcoming October lesson: “Save Our Seas from Marine Debris” for ages 6-13. See marinelife.org/learn/homeschool.
Happy Hour with The Galleria: 5 p.m. Sept. 24, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. Former The Voice contestant Laura Vivas will headline this virtual event.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Forgotten Female Accomplices: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 23. Christina Lane will speak at this Women’s National Book Association virtual event from Boca Raton. 561-569-2625. Email [email protected] for Zoom Link. southflorida.wnba-books.org/events. Free.
VA Mental Health Summit: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 24. This Webex summit will focus on how the pandemic and social and economic climate have impacted the lives of local veterans. Online Event in West Palm Beach. bit.ly/33d4M3U. Free.
12th Annual Go Blue Awards: 6 p.m. Sept. 24 finalists will be announced during Virtual Happy Hour on the Center’s Facebook page at bit.ly/2FE7nf0 and on YouTube. Award ceremony is Oct. 23. This year’s Loggerhead Marinelife Center event is online with photographer Joel Sartore as keynote speaker. Sartore has dedicated 25 years to National Geographic Magazine and is founder of the @NatGeo Photo Ark project. Virtual awards ceremony $25-up. marinelife.org/connect/goblue or bit.ly/32tf1BL.
Star Gazers — Mission to Mars Online Event: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 24. Virtual discussion presented by South Florida PBS features Star Gazers host Trace Dominguez with scientists from NASA and Schmidt College of Science at FAU. Learn what it takes to travel to our neighboring planet. Details at Southfloridapbs.org/events. Free on Facebook and YouTube. Register at bit.ly/2R28p70.
‘Ask Hanna’ is a Free, Anonymous Health Chat: (ongoing) Submit queries anytime; answers 9-a.m.-5 p.m. South Florida PBS stations’ (WPBT & WXEL) Health Channel launched a free health counseling service. This service gives individuals access to general health and wellness related information and answers through a live chat with health advisors who provide immediate responses. Ask Hanna is available online at askhanna.tv.
Peter London Launches [email protected] Virtual Series: (ongoing) Miami’s global dance company features artist talks, interviews with choreographers and experts, plus specialized education courses. [email protected] is streaming on PATREON. Subscriptions start at $10 a month. PLGDC.org or bit.ly/3m6GZLz.
Virtual Lessons by Symphony Members: (ongoing) Classical instrument training presented by Miramar Cultural Center and The Palm Beach Symphony on the MiramarCultural YouTube channel. Includes clarinet, mallet, snare drum, timpani, flute, trombone, viola and more. See MiramarCulturalCenter.org.
Library Presents 33rd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature Online: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25. Parents, educators, librarians, storytellers, authors and illustrators are invited. Contact the Community Engagement Youth Services Administration at [email protected] or 954-357-7470. Register via Webex: bit.ly/3hVHQfr. Attendance is free.
Norton Museum of Art Presents Vista: 5 p.m. Sept. 25. Family Studio From Home with José Bedia on “A Sense of Place” for $3. See more Vista programs, through Oct. 12, that celebrate the people and cultures of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Visit norton.org/vista. Registration required for select events; admission free unless otherwise noted.
Save the Manatee Virtual 5K: Finish line is Sept. 27. Register to get your kit in the mail. Race anywhere, anytime. Run, walk or bike your favorite course near home and receive a manatee T-shirt, medal, and race bib. Proceeds support Save the Manatee Club’s conservation efforts. 407-539-0990. savethemanatee5k.com. $38 donation.
Experience 5781 – Embracing a Changing World Together: Sept. 28, B’nai Torah is offering a virtual, prerecorded Yizkor service for Yom Kippur. 561-392-8566. Visit bnai-torah.org for Zoom link.
Troubled Waters — A Turtle Tale: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 29. This PBS and WLRN film and discussion will be viewable throughout September. Presented by Broward Libraries on Webex. 954-765-1577. Register at bit.ly/3jJDmta. Free.
Open Call to Artists — 2nd Annual Art+Stroll Event: Seeking entries from established and emerging artists for the Business for the Arts 2nd annual event in November, held virtually via Zoom. Deadline is Sept. 30 by midnight via online form. Accepted artists will be notified in early October. bit.ly/3bYyUEb. Free.
Arsht Center Offers John Lewis Documentary ‘Good Trouble.’ Now streaming. Five dollars of the $12 film rental fee will go to the Adrienne Arsht Center as a donation. Available through Sept. 30 at arshtcenter.org.
Sukkot/Simchat Torah Fun: 4:30 p.m., Oct. 1. Visit pjlibrary.org or on Facebook. Call 561-852-6080 or email [email protected] to register to get the Zoom link and password at jewishboca.org/pjsukkot. Free.
From The Frank to You — Virtual Workshops & Lectures: (ongoing) In this virtual classroom, guests of all ages can watch video art-making workshops, step-by-step craft tutorials, video lectures and storybook readings. New content added regularly. The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery in Pembroke Pines. 954-392-2120. Visit thefrankgallery.org or bit.ly/2FtWCfE. Free.
Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1. Presented by the Museum of Discovery and Science on Zoom. Topic is “Sea Turtle Conservation in South Florida: Challenges and Triumphs,” a panel discussion. mods.org/saveourseas. 954-467-6637. Register for free link at bit.ly/2Q7jaoa.
Run, Creep or Crawl Challenge: Oct. 1-31, anytime, any place. Produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. To participate, register and pay $45 at RunCreepCrawl.com.
Florida Atlantic University Galleries Present a Look at Our Past, Present & Future Politics: Oct. 1-Jan. 15. FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will debut four online exhibitions that are united by a consideration of current and historic political issues. Each online presentation will be accessible as a link at fau.edu/galleries.
Virtual Animal Blessing for Pets & Other Creatures: All day Saturday, Oct. 3 via YouTube. Photos of pets, past and present, submitted by Sept. 25 may be included. All pets welcome. Blessings may include those who have passed away, plus all of the world’s wildlife and farm animals. Email photos with pet’s name, age, breed, and your name to: [email protected] Visit unityofdelraybeach.org.
FAU Theatre Lab Goes Virtual: 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents a Playwright’s Master Class, followed by a Playwright’s Forum reading of “The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons” with talkback at 4 p.m. Zoom master class $30 per event; readings $15 per event. Sundays through October. See fau.edu/theatrelab.
16th Annual Art Competition: Deadline Oct. 5. Artists 18 years and older residing in the tri-county area are eligible to participate in this virtual art competition to win $200 in the categories of Digital Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Watercolor. Hosted by the City of Pembroke Pines. 954-961-6067. ppines.com/artcompetition. Free.
Virtual Art Salons on Zoom: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and the first Tuesday of the month through May. Includes artist introduction, a PowerPoint presentation, followed by an open discussion. Register for Zoom link at elleschorrphotography.com. Free.
Lunch with Art: Lecture Series — Virtual Edition: 12:15 p.m. Oct. 8. Join curatorial consultant Derek T. Davis, on the 2nd Thursday of each month as he guides you into the world of the Ely family in Pompano Beach, all while you enjoy your lunch. Reserve space at: bit.ly/2Xr1l7A.
Science Off Tap Series — CSI Wildlife: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 8: “CSI Wildlife”; and Nov. 12: “Mangroves on the Move.” Presented by the Florida Museum of Natural History and University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute on Zoom. Visit bit.ly/3lNZUKP. Free.
Festival of the Arts Boca’s 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala: 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Proceeds benefit music education initiatives in the community. Watch the celebration live on Facebook, YouTube, and the Festival’s website. Features presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky, violinist Joshua Bell, and more. Registration open now at bit.ly/3lugzmF. Silent auction access $10. festivalboca.org.
Mental Health in Florida Virtual Speaker Series: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10 with a discussion on Mental Health & Criminal Justice, presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Florida. New discussions monthly on the 2nd Saturday through Feb. 13. Register once for the series at namiflorida.org/speaker-series. Free.
NSU Art Museum Extends Exhibits: (ongoing) Happy! will be on view through Oct. 11; Transitions and Transformations will be on view through January; plus I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America and William J. Glackens: From Pencil to Paint will remain until spring. The Museum in Fort Lauderdale begins its new exhibition season Nov. 21 with the South Florida Cultural Consortium exhibition. nsuartmuseum.org.
Take a ‘Front Row’ Seat to Science: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 14. Chemical Biology & Cancer Drugs; Nov. 12, Can Microbiome Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?; and Dec. 16, Silencing the HIV Reservoir. Free with registration at frontrow.scripps.edu or contact [email protected]
Susan G. Komen Florida Hosts Virtual ‘More than Pink’ Walk: 9 a.m. Oct. 17. To register visit facebook.com/komenflorida. For information about supporting the walk to benefit breast cancer research, contact Denise Mariani at [email protected] To learn more, call 561-514-3020, email [email protected], or visit komenflorida.org or bit.ly/2Rb8Njw.
Virtual Grief Camp to Help Children Deal with Loss: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19. Space is limited. Club Seahorse application at bit.ly/33ZQkxY; email: [email protected] Hosted by Trustbridge on WebEx. Supplies delivered to your home before camp. Free to attend.
Boca History 101 — A Virtual Lecture Series: Noon-12:30 p.m., Thursdays, through Nov. 12. This 10-part virtual series. Topics include: A Brief History; Pioneer Days; Addison Mizner and the 1920s; and Boca During World War II. Presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum. bocahistory.org. $25. bit.ly/2Yf0W8u. RSVP: 561-395-6766, ext. 101 or email [email protected]
Palm Beach Photographic Centre: Online exhibit runs through Nov. 28. Members’ Show features the 24th Annual Juried Exhibition. Also on display is The FOTOcamp Exhibition, showcasing works by talented young people, ages 10-17, from the summer’s virtual FOTOcamp for Kids. See the works at workshop.org.
From The Frank to You — Virtual Workshops & Lectures: (ongoing) In this virtual classroom, guests of all ages can enjoy video art-making workshops, step-by-step craft tutorials, video lectures and virtual storybook readings. New content added regularly. The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery in Pembroke Pines. 954-392-2120. thefrankgallery.org. Free.
Delray Affair is Open — till Dec. 25: (ongoing) Hosted by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event is online. Let your fingers do the strolling while you peruse artist bios and browse cyber shops, galleries, studios and boutiques from local exhibitors and vendors. Visit bit.ly/2PFtDXE.
Food Addicts in Recovery (FA): 9:30-11 a.m. Sundays. Online Zoom meeting; contact [email protected] or call 310-422-5959. This is a Sunday Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food issues. Normally meets at Biscayne Medical Arts Center, Aventura. Register for link at bit.ly/2GC6P9V. Repeats weekly.
‘Voices of Race & Change’ Dialogues: (ongoing) Listen to webcasts curated and presented by local author and professor Kitty Oliver, Ph.D. Topics include: Growing up White; School Integration; Ethnic Diversity; and Segregation-era Memories, etc. Features real stories told by people who lived the experiences. Listen at bit.ly/3hc88K1.
Stranahan House Museum Online: (ongoing) Live at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Tune in for shared stories and livestreaming family-friendly programs. Take a virtual tour of the museum and grounds. No account needed to access content on the museum’s Facebook page at bit.ly/39C7qTs. See stranahanhouse.org or email [email protected] Free.
Palm Beach County Library — Digital Events: (ongoing) Activities and programs on Zoom. Pre-register to download instructions and sign up for stories and songs about magical unicorns, or learn about watercolor painting, how to engineer a paper airplane or catch a Latin-flavor cooking demo. See bit.ly/2C62OZE. Free.
Broward Library’s Facebook Collection: (ongoing) Includes videos curated for all ages, including a Magic Show; a Zoom performance by the Miami Children’s Museum; or a “Matter of Fact Show” with MODS. Meet an engineer from the NASA Artemis Program; tour Flamingo Gardens; or celebrate the legacy of Stevie Wonder. See: bit.ly/3igsmCP. Free.
‘Sister Act’ On Demand @ Lake Worth Playhouse: (ongoing) See the recorded show for $12 or watch free digital shorts, “ZoomTube,” and “Behind the Curtain” features while the Lake Worth Playhouse stage is dark. Register for online classes. Get tickets at bit.ly/3iDhwqB good for 48 hours. See lakeworthplayhouse.org.
Digital Days @ Unity of Delray Beach: (ongoing) New talks posted 6 a.m. Sundays. Programs include sermon and meditation, children’s lessons, videos and music. Stay connected daily with podcasts, and inspirational writings at unityofdelraybeach.org.
Butterfly World: (ongoing) Tour the photo gallery featuring gardens, species displays, flowering plants, and bug zoo. Watch videos on YouTube at bit.ly/2CuyZ5e. Visit the online gift shop to order curbside pickup of ladybugs or pupa at butterflyworld.com.
Broward Center Presents Online Classes for All Ages: (ongoing) Free online classes include singing, acting, dancing and improv. Stay connected with this online series available anytime. You can also follow the Facebook page to access previous videos and content. See: browardcenter.org and click on [email protected] or visit bit.ly/2EhNvxA.
Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions: (ongoing) 11 a.m. On Saturdays through September. Features talks and resources on the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation’s (GHOF) Facebook page, including: Let’s Talk About Sharks! — an educational workbook with stories, artwork, ocean conservation activities, games and quizzes to download for free at facebook.com/DrGuyHarvey.
MODS Virtual Camp Discovery: (ongoing) Museum of Discovery and Science releases videos weekday mornings with daily activities, resources, and educational content. STEM programs range from story time and hands-on activities to science demonstrations. Visit Mods.org or on Facebook, and YouTube.
FLIFF Virtual Cinema, Now Playing: (ongoing) Florida International Film Festival is now a pay-per-view program of film rentals for $4–$18, during a 48–72-hour period. See what’s on at fliff.com; get a $40 film pass at bit.ly/322ON7V. Film rentals geo-blocked to Florida and 50% of rental fees help support Cinema Paradiso, Hollywood; and Savor Cinema, Fort Lauderdale; and benefit FLIFF.
Visit Manatee Lagoon’s Virtual Learning Site: (ongoing) Take a deep dive into the history of Manatee Lagoon – an FPL Eco-Discovery Center and educational attraction in Riviera Beach. Follow Mia on the Manatee Cam and complete at-home activities. Visit bit.ly/31iyHH4. 561-626-2833 or visitmanateelagoon.com.
At Home With Gumbo Limbo: (ongoing) The Nature Center has many adventures and activities for kids and the whole family. Includes videos and demonstrations. Visit the Virtual Program page. Boca residents can register via Webtrac. Visit gumbolimbo.org or call 561-544-8605.
Brain Bites, Games & How does my brain work? (ongoing) Florida Atlantic University offers Virtual Resources for educators, students, and curious neuro-explorers of all ages. Download Brain Games, puzzles, tests or experiments developed by FAU Brain Institute researchers. Listen to podcasts, watch videos at fau.edu/ibrain or bit.ly/31aWfxj.
Experience ‘Art Couture’ at the intersection of Art and Fashion: (ongoing) Take a 25-minute tour of the exhibit at the Cornell Art Museum, presented by Old School Square in Delray Beach. Watch the video on YouTube at bit.ly/3k4q7UO. 561-243-7922 or cornellartmuseum.org.
Pompano Beach Arts: (ongoing) Features entertaining and educational programming, with videos for all ages. Includes creative writing classes, visual and therapeutic arts, music, lectures, interviews, workshops, theater basics, storytelling, etc. Some events have fees with specific times; others are available anytime and free. Visit Pompano Beach Arts at bit.ly/2DfBgkE.
Cooking with The Galleria: (ongoing) Watch instructional videos from Seasons 52 expert chef Elvis Bravo as he cooks a favorite brunch special or demonstrates how to prepare basic and expert culinary creations. View cooking demonstrations on the Galleria’s Facebook page at bit.ly/2DfFOHK.
Lifelong Learning Institute: (ongoing) Times and dates vary at Nova Southeastern University’s LLI. Classes, presentations and programs for seniors on Zoom. Register at bit.ly/2Chw0wK. 954-262-8471 or email [email protected] $30/month or $15/each.
[email protected]: (ongoing) Adrienne Arsht Center highlights local musicians, actors, writers, visual artists, dancers, and performers. The stage may be dark, but Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and the New World Symphony are offering playlists, videos, interviews and performances anytime. See bit.ly/3abr8pH.
Young At Art Museum in Davie Offers Art Relief: (ongoing) Take a virtual tour or download ideas for at-home arts and crafts projects. Activities include 360 views of gallery space with clickable content; iSpy 360, an adventure through YAA while learning new vocabulary words; and in-depth art classes. Visit youngatartmuseum.org. Free.
Frost Science Features Live Cam & Webinars: (ongoing) See the 500,000-gallon Gulf Stream exhibit with sharks, schools of tuna, devil rays, a loggerhead sea turtle, etc. View a video on Bird Songs & Monkey Business. Visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami at frostscience.org/at-home.
Miami Metro Zoo: (ongoing) Watch 27 archived videos and see Goliath, the Galapagos tortoise or learn about the tallest land mammal on earth – the giraffe. Download lessons and activities at zoomiami.org/zoocademy.
Miami Sequarium Kids Corner: (ongoing) Watch videos and become a Reef Ranger; see webisodes with sea turtles, manatees, and whales. Enjoy arts and crafts or play BunnyPaloozza at miamiseaquarium.com/kidscorner.
Whitehall, Flagler Museum Virtual Tours: (ongoing) See the Grand Hall and listen to an audio tour. Visit the library, music room or billiard rooms and hear about the decor from the Gilded Age before slipping into the Grand Ballroom for a peek at its opulence. The Drawing Room is adorned in Louis XVI style and above each door and mirror is a cameo of Marie Antoinette. Take the tour at flaglermuseum.us.
Miami Book Fair is Virtual & Free: (upcoming) Nov. 15-22. It will be a blend of prerecorded events and livestream, with author interviews and Q&A sessions. Some events will be available on the website for one night only. Over 170 English-language authors and 80 Spanish-language authors have signed up. See miamibookfair.com.
Broward House SMART Ride Reimagined: (upcoming) Nov. 20-22. Historically it’s been a 2-day 165-mile ride from Miami to Key West. This year, riders are being challenged to ride wherever they are that weekend. Anyone can participate by committing to log the miles, minutes, or any other measurable metric of a physical challenge they choose. Register at thesmartride.org or browardhouse.org.
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