While everyone is staying close to home, here is a list of reader-submitted opportunities to learn, take classes, contribute, stroll through galleries, or have front-row seats to hear and see some great musicians — from the convenience and comfort of your own home. All programs are subject to change.
‘Symphonic Dances’ at The Kravis Center @ Home: Available for viewing until Aug. 10 — on Facebook or YouTube. It’s still intermission IRL – but the show goes on at the digital stage that features a lineup of curated concerts, talks, performances and arts education events to entertain and inspire. Next up, join the Aug. 19 watch party at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live with Eduardo Vilaro and Batucada Fantástica or catch the moves of Ballet Hispanico today at #BUnidos. Enjoy all this and more at kravis.org/athome.
Current Events at ILIR on Zoom: 10-11:15 a.m. Aug. 10. Institute For Learning In Retirement facilitator Joel Ivers will summarize the week’s lead stories, discuss in-depth any significant new legislation, and lead you in an informative and vibrant discussion. Register to get Zoom link. 561-883-0999. iliretirement.org.
ArtServe Live — Culture Convo: 3-4 p.m. Aug. 10. This featured virtual event will look at the arts world through the lens of cultural content creators and leaders. Join urban anthropologist Dr. Corinna Moebius; artist Niki Lopez; and marketer Leigh Davis. 954-462-8190. See the ArtServe Facebook page or visit bit.ly/2XmaJsY. Free.
New Horizon UMC in Southwest Ranches Hosts Silent Auction: Aug. 10-23. Proceeds from this online auction benefit the Florida United Methodist Children Home to support Foster Care services in South Florida. This event is open to the public. Contact New Horizon at 954-434-7400 or email [email protected] Visit the event page at bidpal.net/nhgolf or on Facebook at bit.ly/2F312cT.
Family Fitness Fun — Movin & Groovin: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Aug. 11 on Facebook. Grab your sweat towels, some water and the family for this fun free virtual event hosted by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. Hear from doctors on staying active while staying home, the effects of deconditioning on the body, safely returning to activities after a break, and integrating exercise into a daily routine. 561-603-0557. Link: bit.ly/2DytYIK. Free.
Visit Manatee Lagoon’s Virtual Learning Site: 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 during your virtual field trip. Learn what manatee observers do and complete some at-home activities, like watching the sea turtle art lesson video or downloading the smalltooth sawfish facts and coloring sheet at bit.ly/31iyHH4. 561-626-2833 or visitmanateelagoon.com.
At Home With Gumbo Limbo: The Nature Center’s education team has created many virtual adventures and activities for kids and the whole family to do together at home. Includes videos and demonstrations — from learning about plants and wildlife to creating crafts. Visit the Virtual Program page for more at-home fun. Boca residents can register for programs via Webtrac. Visit gumbolimbo.org or call 561-544-8605.
Brain Bites, Games & How does my brain work? Florida Atlantic University offers Virtual Resources for educators, students, and curious neuro-explorers of all ages. Test your brain power with downloadable Brain Games with puzzles and experiments developed by FAU Brain Institute researchers. Listen to podcasts, watch videos and explore the power of your brain. Visit fau.edu/ibrain/ascend/resources or bit.ly/31aWfxj.
MODS Virtual Camp Discovery: The Museum of Discovery and Science releases videos every weekday morning with daily activities, resources, and high-quality educational content. These fun STEM programs range from storytime and hands-on activities to science demonstrations. Visit Mods.org or on Facebook, and YouTube.
Pompano Beach Arts Launches Online Entertaining & Educational Programming. Videos feature something for all ages, from a conversation with Grammy-winner Nestor Torres to a comprehensive look at the photos from the Space Shuttle. Find creative writing classes, visual and therapeutic arts, music, lectures, interviews, workshops, theater basics, storytelling and more. Some events have fees up to $25 and specific times; others are ongoing and free. Visit pompanobeacharts.org.
Experience ‘Art Couture’ at the intersection of Art and Fashion: Take a 25-minute online tour of the exhibit at the Cornell Art Museum, presented by Old School Square in Delray Beach. Stroll by designs — from the runway to reality — as you play and pause the video at your leisure on YouTube or bit.ly/3k4q7UO. 561-243-7922 or cornellartmuseum.org.
FAU & Lifelong Learning Institute — Dialogues for Change: Online 5:30-6:30 p.m., Aug. 10: A live interactive Zoom series of community conversations on racial justice in society. “The Myth of Post Racialism” by Dr. Sika Dagbovie-Mullins. Register at bit.ly/39zQgG1. Call 561-297-0177, visit ollifll.fau.edu or email [email protected] for more details. Free.
Stranahan House Museum Live Online: 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays. Tune in for shared stories and livestreaming family-friendly programs or history show-and-tells. Visitors can take virtual tours of the museum and more. Participants do not need an account and will be able to access the content on the museum’s Facebook page at bit.ly/39C7qTs Wednesday morning. For more information, see stranahanhouse.org or email [email protected] Free.
South Florida Symphony Watch Party of Vladimir Horowitz: 8-9:30 p.m. Aug. 15. “The Last Romantic,” a documentary that paints a charming portrait of the revered pianist. Virtual event from Wilton Manors. 954-522-8445. bit.ly/3gFtq2x. Free.
Step OUT For The Brave, 40,000-Step Virtual Challenge: Anytime, until Aug. 16. Make a difference for Veterans one step at a time in this challenge to take up to 40,000 steps for each of the homeless Veterans across the United States. 203-338-0669. homesforthebrave.org.
Food For The Poor to host ‘We Are One’: The livestreamed “We Are One” charity event is 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, from Boca Raton Community Church. Online silent auction begins Aug. 10. The goal is to raise funds to provide more food to families devastated by the pandemic. To register for the event, receive notifications and a link to participate when the auction opens, visit FoodForThePoor.org/one.
Young At Art Museum in Davie Offers ‘Art Relief’ with virtual museum tours and downloadable activities and ideas for at-home arts and crafts projects, plus creative art prompts by special guest artists. Activities include 360 views of gallery space with clickable content; iSpy 360, and lots of adventures through “YAA at Home,” while learning new vocabulary words; in-depth online art classes and more. Visit youngatartmuseum.org. Free.
NSU Contemporary Art: NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale presents Happy! — a new exhibition of contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. The exhibition is available to view online through Aug. 30 at nsuartmuseum.org. You can also subscribe to the online lecture series on the Museum’s YouTube channel that is open to everyone. Also, check out the museum’s archive of video events for viewing anytime at the museum’s video channel.
The Art of Cooking with Eggs: 2 p.m., Aug. 11. From ’Cooking With The Galleria’ in Fort Lauderdale, Seasons 52 chef Elvis Bravo will demonstrate on Facebook Live how to prepare no-bake garden frittata, Gruyere French omelette, deviled eggs with caviar and ciabatta crostini with quail egg. Join chef Bravo at bit.ly/GalleriaCooking.
Take a ‘Front Row’ Seat to Science: 4-5 p.m., Aug. 12: Opioid Addiction & Pain Therapies. Scripps Research offers this monthly lecture series giving participants a chance to directly ask leading researchers questions. Topic for Sept. 10: Citizen Science & Biomedical Challenges. Free with reservation; register at frontrow.scripps.edu or contact [email protected]
48 Hour Film Project Series: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 12; and Sept. 9. Calling all filmmakers (and aspiring filmmakers). The Broward Cultural Division invites you to a virtual series where you can connect with other creative types, explore collaboration, social activism and develop new skills. Register at bit.ly/3f8q86c. Free.
Local Leaders Discuss Local Elections: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Join an online discussion on the importance of the 2020 elections, voting resources and questions from young voters. Panel includes Mack Bernard, Palm Beach County Commission; Wendy Link, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections; Andrea Levine O’Rourke, Boca Raton City Council; Ty Penserga, Boynton Beach vice mayor; and Bobby Powell, state senator. Event moderated by Constance Scott, FAU director of local relations. Register for Zoom webinar at bit.ly/2P9Lkyd. Free.
Lunch with Art: Lecture Series — Virtual Edition: 12:15 p.m. Aug. 13. 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.
Dave Brubeck 100th! 7:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Community Arts Program Virtual Summer Concert Series concludes with Threefold – Mark Small, sax; Martin Bejerano, piano; and John Hart on guitar with tunes by favorite jazz artists, including Dave Brubeck on his 100th. 305-448-7421, ext. 120. communityartsprogram.org or bit.ly/FBcap. Free.
Engage at GableStage: 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Online theater premiere series. repeats Fridays through September. Features short-form works by the finest local artists. gablestage.org in Coral Gables. 305-445-1119. Visit: bit.ly/39UsNiV. Free.
Piff the Magic Dragon Live (via Zoom) from Las Vegas: 7-8 p.m. Aug. 14. Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale brings “Piff” to a screen near your family. For more information, call 954-462-0222. Get your ticket at bit.ly/30SmSa0. $35.75.
Christopher Jackson — Live from the West Side: 8-9:30 p.m. Aug. 15. You know him as George Washington in Hamilton. Now, see Jackson perform in a special livestream event offered by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts via Zoom. 954-462-0222. browardcenter.org/events. $40 per household.
Deering Estate Artist Residency Virtual Information Session: 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Deering Estate Artist Residency Virtual Information Session. For information and to register online, visit DeeringEstate.org, which is in Palmetto Bay. 305-235-1668. Also featured is Virtual Full Moon Yoga, Aug. 31, 6:30-7:45 p.m. $20.
International Ballet Festival of Miami is Virtual: Aug. 15-Sept. 13. Features companies from Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland and USA. Includes 19 prerecorded full-length performances; plus 3 LIVEstreamed performances directly from theaters. Access fee $10. internationalballetfestival.org.
‘Music At Home’ Live From Arts Garage: This is a new livestream virtual concert series that features some of Florida’s most popular musical talents, including the following: Nicole Henry, 7 p.m. Aug. 15. ($50); Joel Zoss, 7 p.m. Aug. 19. ($25); Nestor Torres 7 p.m. Aug. 22. ($50); Matt Brown Band 7 p.m. Aug. 29. ($15); and Ariella, 7 p.m. Sept. 16. ($25). 561-450-6357. Email: [email protected] Purchase tickets online at ArtsGarage.org.
Dungeons & Dragons for Teens and Young Adults: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and Thursdays through Sept. 5. Hosted by the Boca Raton Public Library. This is a beginner-friendly group designed to engage new and experienced players. To play, create a free Roll20 account for an email invite. Space is limited. Requires: Computer with good internet access, microphone and webcam. See: bit.ly/3i86sBG.
Sustainable Urban Food Production: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24. Workshops address food insecurity and urban agriculture and continue Mondays through Sept. 28. Workshops conducted with virtual lectures, Zoom presentations and webinars by the Broward Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Register at bit.ly/3jU45np. Email Lorna Bravo at [email protected] or visit gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu. $25 per registrant.
ArtServe Live’s Cultural Convo: 3-4 p.m. Aug. 17. Virtual discussion with Makiba J. Foster, the manager of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center for Broward County Libraries. Zoom meeting #98047196921. 954-462-8190. See the ArtServe Facebook page or visit artserve.org. Free.
Tropical Fruit Tuesdays: 2-2:45 p.m., Aug. 18. Learn tips and techniques from experts at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences on “Propagation by Seed,” This Zoom webinar will teach you the basics; upcoming webinar, Sept. 1, is on growing avocados. For more information, contact, Jeff Wasielewski via email at [email protected] Register at bit.ly/33bSSZB. Free.
OUTshine Film Festival Virtual Edition: Aug. 20-30. This is the 22nd annual Miami edition of the LGBTQ+ Film Festival, only virtual. Features gay and lesbian titles, documentaries, Q&A and more. Streaming access is geo-locked to Florida-only IP addresses. Participants will be able to view the film up to 48 hours after the start date. See: OUTshineFilm.com. $10-$25.
AvMed Presents Laughter Yoga: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Laughing and yoga are good for your health. Join this facilitated Zoom meeting for an hour of laughter, special breathing exercises, and feel-good movements. RSVP by clicking on the + sign to expand the registration form at bit.ly/3gtBjbk or call 888-430-9896 to sign up to get the Zoom link.
BrightStar Credit Union Back to School Drive: Now through Aug. 21, Broward County’s largest back-to-school drive is going virtual and BrightStar Credit Union is one of this year’s participants. Contributions help provide an 18-piece school supply kit to every student in 112 elementary schools. School supplies can provide children an urgently needed sense of normalcy in challenging times. Visit the Broward Education Foundation at bit.ly/39FElqn. 754-321-2030.
Wellington’s Social Distance Virtual 5K: 7 a.m. Aug. 22-23. Spots are limited. Hosted by Wellington Parks & Recreation and Village of Wellington. Run, walk, jog or treadmill to complete the distance on your own time and at your own pace. Track your run and submit your results to receive a medal. Register at RunSignup.com, For more details, visit wellingtonfl.gov/Virtual5K or bit.ly/2XrGUHG.
GEMS — Girls Excelling in Math & Science: 5-7 p.m., Aug. 25. The topic is the “Science of Magic.” This virtual science program for girls in grades 3rd-8th is presented by the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Visit sfsciencecenter.org/gems. Online program is free or $5 donation.
Summer Selections 2020: A gallery exhibition of summer-themed and other works by Modern and Contemporary masters is available online through Sept. 7. Features works by artists Fernando Botero, John Chamberlain, Tony Cragg, Damien Hirst, Mira Lehr, James Little, Hunt Slonem, Manolo Valdés, and Abigail Varela. Rosenbaum Contemporary is in Boca Raton. 561-994-9180. See bit.ly/2CRgxUD.
Malayan Tigers & Queensland Koalas: Watch videos, Zoo talks and do at-home activities. Presented by the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. Visit palmbeachzoo.org/activities. 561-547-9453 or on Facebook.
Art Salon Video Archives Online: Available anytime. Watch Khaulah Naima Nuruddin, a multimedia artist explain her work that explores the intersections of personal expression and social commentary. Meet Ezra Hubbard, an interdisciplinary artist who uses 3-D printers to create ethereal three-dimensional forms. Experience these visual art talks and more at the Elle Schorr Art Salon at bit.ly/3i40IIU.
Whitehall, Flagler Museum Virtual Tours: See the Grand Hall and listen to an audio tour. Then 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 a favorite, adorned with silk fabric and light wood decorated in Louis XVI style. Above each door and mirror is a cameo of Marie Antoinette. Visit: flaglermuseum.us/virtual-tour.
United Way of Broward County’s ‘Mission United’ will host Women Veterans for a Virtual Happy Hour, 5:30–6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, and the first Monday of every month through December. Programs support U.S. military service members, veterans and their families with employment services, legal assistance, financial stability, education, health and housing information. A Zoom link will be provided after registration. Visit United Way Broward at bit.ly/335FI07. 954-462-4850.
Save the Manatee Virtual 5K: The finish lIne is Sept. 27. Register now and receive 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.
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