This is a list of reader-submitted public events, virtual and in-person. CDC social distancing and other guidelines may apply. Please use the contact information to verify details. All programs and activities are subject to change without notice.
Virtual Outshine Film Fest, Fort Lauderdale, streaming through Oct. 24. Features LGBTQ+ films. See outshinefilm.com/films/program. $13-18.
Orchids on the Square, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24. Delray Beach Orchid Society presents its annual orchid show and sale. Fieldhouse at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-573-2360. delraybeachorchidsociety.org. $5 admission; $1 off with coupon from website.
Broward Quilt Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24. join fellow quilters for two days of workshops, demos, raffles and quilt fun. Enter your quilt to be displayed at the show. All skill levels welcome Charles F Dodge City Center, Pembroke Pines, 602 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines. 561-385-7777. browardquiltexpo.com. $10.
Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru features artifacts & virtual reality, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibit open through March 6. Get tickets online at BocaMuseum.org/Golden. Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 561-392-2500. Tickets $19.95-$29.95 admission, plus $18 for VR experience.
Surfside Historical Walking Tours, 11 a.m.-noon. Oct. 24-Feb. 20. Enjoy the Town of Surfside on foot, with its history dating back to 1946. Departs from the Surfside Community Center, 9301 Collins Ave., Surfside. 305-861-4863. Register at townofsurfsidefl.gov/walking-tours. Free.
Making Waves: A Visual History of the Marine Industry in Fort Lauderdale, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 24-Nov. 1. History Fort Lauderdale presents this exhibit at the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431. historyfortlauderdale.org/museum/events. Free.
Miami City Ballet presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, virtual, Oct. 24-30. Miami City Ballet opens its 36th season of dance with the online premiere of its underwater jewel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Miami Beach. 305-929-7000. miamicityballet.org/midsummer. $20.
Art Basel Exhibition: Common Space, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 24-Jan. 23. Features renowned artists from Miami, New York and Chicago, interacting. Oolite Arts, 924 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor, Miami Beach. 305-674-8278. oolitearts.org/exhibition/common-space. Free.
Slow Burn Theatre Co.: Songs for A New World, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 24; dark on Mondays. Amaturo Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. browardcenter.org/events. $49-$65.
Playhouse Playwrights’ Project, 2 p.m. Oct. 24. Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW Ninth St., Delray Beach. Tickets for each of the performances are $12 and can be purchased online at delraybeachplayhouse.com; a $20 festival pass covers both days.
Alice The Musical, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 24-Nov. 13. Take a wild, thrilling ride into a world of imagination and wonder in Paul Boyd’s musical version of the classic Lewis Carroll books performed live. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305-444-9293. actorsplayhouse.org. $25-$30.
Luz By Catherine Filloux, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 24.; and 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Livestreaming event directed by Mariah Reed from Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. 954-201-6840. RSVP at bit.ly/3awoBaA. Free.
Duo Beaux Art presents Voyage to France:, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 24. Husband and wife pianists Catherine Lan and Tao Lin perform 4-hand piano versions of French orchestral favorites. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-276-4541. musicstpauls.org/2021-2022-season. $20; guests 18 and under free.
Mahi Shriners Trunk or Treat, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24. The event is free and includes a Halloween movie and goodies. Joel Ribler Shrine Club, 2900 Taylor St., Hollywood. 305-883-9766. mahishriners.com/events. Free.
VPA Fall Faculty Exhibition, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25-27. Features recent works by a selection of Visual and Performing Arts faculty. Rosemary Dufty Larson Gallery, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie. 954-201-6840. browardvpa.com/events. Free.
Jack & Jill Center Trunk or Treat, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. This socially-distanced Halloween event provides a safe space for children and their families to participate in trick-or-treating for Halloween. Salvation Army, 100 SW Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-8772, ext. 217. jackandjillcenter.org/event/trunk-or-treat. Free.
Moai at Mounts, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, reopens Oct. 28. See the new permanent installation in the Tropical Forest Garden that offers three imposing 20-foot statues, replicas of the iconic monolithic, humanlike figures located on Easter Island, Rapa Nui, Chile. 561-233-1730. Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. mounts.org. $10-$12.
5 Nights of Fright, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28-30. Presented by the South Florida Cloggers & Town of Davie. Bamford Sports Complex Multi-Purpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie. 954-740-9015. bit.ly/3pigMhi. $10-$15.
Buddy Guy & Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 28. Blues concert. Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. browardcenter.org/events. $39.50-up.
13th annual Ocean Affair banquet, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 29. Fundraising event to raise awareness of and funds for ocean conservation. Proceeds benefit ocean research and education efforts at the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 SE 12th St., Fort Lauderdale. 844-842-7839. one.bidpal.net/ghof2021. $300.
Wintley Phipps live in concert, 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 29. Enjoy a night of soulful music from the internationally renowned baritone. Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5555 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-771-8840. coralridgeconcerts.com. $10-$30.
Blessing of the Animals, 10 a.m.-noon. Oct. 30. Blessings in-person or in memoriam, at Unity of Delray Beach, in the church gazebo, 101 NW 22nd St., Delray Beach. 561-276-5796. All animals must be on leash or in a carrier on church property. unityofdelraybeach.org/visit-us. Love offering.
25th annual Members’ Show, weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Oct. 30. See 99 stunning images from 38 members. Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-253-2600. workshop.org. Free.
Paws4 You Rescue’s 11th annual Howl-O-Ween fundraiser, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 30. Costume party and family-friendly event benefitting South Florida-based Paws4You Rescue. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest. 305-608-0116. paws4you.org. $8. Children under two free.
The Price Is Right Live, 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Interactive stage show with audience participation. Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. kravis.org. 561-832-7469. Tickets start at $15.
The Twentieth Century Way, 5-7 p.m. through Oct. 31. Kick off the10th season celebration by revisiting the play that started it all. Island City Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors. 954-928-9800. islandcitystage.org. $35.
36th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Nov. 4-21. Features movies, Q&As with film talent, and parties during this 18-day festival, with more than 150 American, independent, and international offerings. Gateway Cinema, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-525-3456. fliff.com/fliff36. $8-15.
Club meeting, 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. Join to address Democratic Party matters, and discuss events affecting our community and the nation. Cypress Park, 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. 954-637-5210. cspkdems.org. Free.
Sounds at Sundown, 5-10 p.m. Nov. 6. Concert series features live music and food trucks. Bring blankets and chairs. Presented by the MCRA. Margate Boulevard and State Road 7, Margate. 954-935-5306. margatefl.com. Admission and parking are free.
Save Our Seas, Distinguished Speaker Series, 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) hosts this virtual program presented by the Save Our Seas Foundation. Register at bit.ly/3kK1G1e or mods.org/saveourseas. Free.
Sam Perry Retrospective, 5-7 p.m. through Nov. 19. Exhibition in honor of the late Sam Perry, local artist and Armory instructor. Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach. 561-832-1776. armoryart.org. Free.
Historic instrument demonstrations, 3:30-4:30 p.m. through-Nov. 21. Enjoy live organ and piano performances while taking a self-guided tour through Flagler’s Gilded Age-era mansion, Whitehall Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. 561-655-2833. flaglermuseum.us. Included with paid admission of $3, $10, or $18.
Beach cleanups, 8-11 a.m. Dec. 4. Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, sponsored by the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Meet at the Pelican Pavilion, Johnson State Park, 6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach. 954-713-0930. Register at mods.org/beachcleanup. Free.
COVID Memorial Quilt exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. On display through Dec. 6. Project memorializes those lost to COVID-19 by displaying quilts composed of squares submitted by their loved ones. Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach. 561-832-1776. armoryart.org/event. Free.
Dauer Museum of Classic Cars, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Dec. 31. Dauer Classic Car Museum, 10801 NW 50th St., Sunrise. 954-748-6271. dauercars.com/about-dauer-car-museum. $20, children $10.
Belly Dance Online Class, Beginners, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Thursdays through December. Movements take inspiration from the folklore of Turkey and Arabic countries. Virtual from Coral Springs Gymnasium. 954-773-1012. coralsprings.org/recreation. $12-$15 a class.
Painting Enlightenment: Experiencing Wisdom through Art & Science, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through March. Enjoy the masterful works of famed Japanese artist and scientist Iwasaki Tsuneo in this new exhibit. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. 561-495-0233. morikami.org/current-exhibitions. Free.
Aventura Market, weekends during mall hours, lower level. Sundays noon-8 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Features exotic foods, fresh produce, home décor and more from over 80 farmers and artisans. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. 305-935-1110. aventuramall.com/aventura-market. Free admission; prices vary.
Lion Country Safari, open daily 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Drive through the wild animal amusement park and take photos of lions, giraffe, elephants, rhinos, primates and more. Safari Falls Splash Park is open daily, weather permitting and is included in admission. Park is 20 miles west of West Palm Beach at 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee. 561-793-1084. lioncountrysafari.com. $29-$35.
Bring Butterflies Back, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, weather permitting. Butterfly World features self-guided tours, gift shop, workshops and lectures with tips on gardening and planting host plants for butterfly caterpillars. Watch videos on YouTube at bit.ly/2CuyZ5e. Shop for gifts, plants, ladybugs or pupa. 954-977-4400. Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. $22.50-$32.50. butterflyworld.com.
Las Olas Oceanside Park farmers market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 25. Find fresh produce, cheese, baked items, plants and handmade goods. Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-828-2690. bit.ly/2Omg3eP. Free.
New River open-air market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through December. Browse handmade goods and treats at History Fort Lauderdale’s historic downtown campus. New River Inn, 231 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431. historyfortlauderdale.org. Free admission.
Yellow Green Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday every week. Features fresh fruits, vegetables, eat-in stations and take-home delicacies, plus artisans, vendors, plants and unique items. YG Market, 3080 Sheridan St., Hollywood. 954-513-3990. Paid parking, three lots. ygfarmersmarket.com.
Bonnet House, offers self-guided tours Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and hosts special events. See website for family summer specials with times and dates. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale. Check website for pricing. bonnethouse.org.
Sandoway Discovery Series, 9:30-10 a.m. Ongoing weekly series of discovery, geared for families with children ages 3-5. Each 30-minute program will explore a different topic, from bugs to pythons, plants to butterflies. Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-274-7263. See other activities at sandoway.org. $8.
Dancing with Ira Weisburd, 7-9 p.m. Mondays learn Israeli dancing; or practice line dancing 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Balkin and international dancing, 1-3 p.m., Saturdays. Dance workshops online through 2021. Join at youtube.com/user/iraweisburd, from Kings Point in Delray Beach. 561-901-1200. Free for everyone over 18.
Enriched Life peer support group, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through December. Weekly Zoom meeting to get your dose of ideas, conversations and lessons for living a more fulfilled and enriched life. Virtual, from Miami. 305-968-1257. Register at myenrichedlife.com/workshops. Free.
Iké Udé: Select Portraits, noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; exhibition runs now through January. Color-saturated conceptual photography by Nigerian-born artist brings a new vitality to contemporary portraiture as it addresses notions of identity. NSU Art Museum, One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. nsuartmuseum.org. $5-$12.
Young At Art, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Westfield Broward, 8000 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation. Features one-of-a-kind interactive exhibits and programming by South Florida based artists. $8. See youngatartmuseum.org for online activities.
At Home with Gumbo Limbo. The Nature Center offers many virtual adventures and activities for kids and the whole family. Includes self-guided beachcombing, nature detectives and videos on Facebook and YouTube. Visit the Virtual Program page. Boca residents can register for programs via Webtrac. Visit gumbolimbo.org or call 561-544-8605.
Virtual exhibitions feature Space Shuttle Challenger. John Chakeres’s photos of the early years of the Space Shuttle program have been acclaimed worldwide. View “Into Orbit” and “First Fleet” sneak peeks on the Pompano Beach Arts YouTube channel at bit.ly/36ALU2c or visit pompanobeacharts.org/virtual-events. Free.
FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Offers tours, videos and educational activities. Lectures and presentations are open to the public for free. Must register. See bit.ly/2H0OBPU.
Engage at GableStage with online theater series. World premiere short-form works by the finest local artists. Recordings online. 305-445-1119 or visit bit.ly/39UsNiV or gablestage.org/engagegablestage-sun. Free.
‘Ask Hanna’ anonymous health chat. Submit queries anytime; answers provided 9-a.m.-5 p.m. South Florida PBS stations’ (WPBT & WXEL) Health Channel launched a free health counseling service. Live chat with health advisers who provide immediate responses. Ask Hanna is available online at askhanna.tv.
Ashanti Cultural Arts virtual classes & events. Features beginner hip-hop Saturdays 11-11:50 a.m.; advanced hip-hop Thursdays 6-7 p.m.; African dance Saturdays noon-1 p.m. and much more. Sponsored by the City of Pompano Beach and the Rotary Club. See ashanticulturalarts.org.
Kravis @ Home The Curtain’s Up! Digital stage features a lineup of curated concerts, talks, performances and arts education events. Virtual from West Palm Beach. kravis.org/athome. Free.
Broward Center online classes for all ages. Free 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. For details, see browardcenter.org and click on Education@Home or visit bit.ly/2EhNvxA.
Lifelong Learning Institute. Times and dates vary at Nova Southeastern University’s LLI. Features classes, presentations and programs for seniors via Zoom. Register for link at bit.ly/2Chw0wK. Call 954-262-8471 or email LLI@nova.edu. $30 a month or $15 each.
From The Frank to you: Virtual workshops & lectures. 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.
Peter London hosts PLGDC@HOME virtual series. Miami’s global dance company features artist talks, interviews with choreographers and experts, plus specialized education courses. PLGDC@HOME is streaming on PATREON. Subscriptions start at $10 a month. PLGDC.org or bit.ly/3m6GZLz.
Broward County Library. See what’s new and stay connected. Find upcoming events and classes. Read newspapers, magazines, listen to music and watch movies with a free eCard that can be used to access a wide variety of eContent from a computer or mobile device. Visit broward.org/library. Free.
Palm Beach County Library digital events. Many classes and programs are held on Zoom. Participants must preregister. Download a PDF with instructions and then sign up for things. Whatever piques your interest, from engineering a paper airplane to a Latin-flavor cooking demo. Register for digital activities online at bit.ly/2C62OZE or pbclibrary.org.
Frost Science features live-cam & webinars. Visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science virtually from your living room at frostscience.org/at-home. Open for in-person visits daily until 7 p.m. Frost Museum, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-434-9600. Admission $21.95-$29.95.
Pompano Beach Arts. Entertaining and educational videos for all ages, including, creative writing classes, visual and therapeutic arts, music, lectures, interviews, workshops, theater basics, storytelling and more. Some events have fees and specific times; others are ongoing and free. Visit pompanobeacharts.org.
See Art, Be Happy, Immersive installations, contemporary art, interactive art pieces, and expanded museum store. 561-243-7922 or cornellartmuseum.org. In-person visits noon-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. Cornell Art Museum, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. $8-$15.
Malayan Tigers & Queensland Koalas. Watch videos, Zoo talks and do at-home activities. Presented by the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. Visit palmbeachzoo.org and click on Activities. 561-547-9453 or visit the Zoo’s page on Facebook. Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. In-person visits open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $18.95.
Brain Bites, games & puzzles. Florida Atlantic University offers Virtual Resources for educators, students, and curious explorers of all ages. Features bite-sized neuroscience podcasts and videos to inform you about the neuroscience world in short, digestible episodes. FAU has campuses in Boca Raton, Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Harbor Branch and Jupiter. Visit bit.ly/31aWfxj.