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.
FPL kicks off Clean Energy Week, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 19. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. 561-832-1988. SolarNow.FPL.com/SolarStaycation. $13.95-$17.95, plus $5 for planetarium.
Let’s Explore! With Dora & Diego meet and greet, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-713-0930. mods.org/dorameetandgreet. Included with admission; space limited, register in advance online. $19-$24.
Exotics & Orchids Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 19. The west end of the Garden will be filled with orchids, begonias, bromeliads, ferns, garden art, baskets, and exotic plants from local vendors. Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. mounts.org. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Registration required. $5-$10.
First Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19 and Oct. 16. First Market is a free event for families, creatives, vendors, and pets. First Baptist Fort Lauderdale, 301 E. Broward Blvd. 954-831-1113. fbftl.com. Free admission.
Wellness Sunday with Zumba, 10-11 a.m. Sept. 19 and on the third Sunday of each month. Morning workout in partnership with The YMCA of Pembroke Pines. Presented by The Shops of Pembroke Gardens, 527 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines. 954-450-1580. pembrokegardens.com. Free.
Big Apple Bazaar indoor art show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 19. Presented by the Delray Art League. The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, 5283 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-847-5448. delrayartleague.com. Free.
Market @ THēsis, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 19 and on the third Sunday of each month through Nov. 21. Features in-season goods such as fresh produce, artisanal foods and lifestyle and wellness products. THēsis Hotel, 1350 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables. 954-812-3844. bit.ly/3hGWTea. Free.
Historic instrument demonstrations, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 19-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.
Sunday on The Waterfront, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 19 and on the third Sunday of each month. Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach at the waterfront. 561-822-1515 wpb.org/events. Free general seating.
Fall Festival, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 20-Nov. 7. Features hayrides, pumpkin painting and more. Flamingo Road Nursery, 1655 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. 631-352-6179. flamingoroadnursery.com. Free.
Forward Motion dance festival & conference, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22-25. Features four days of workshops, panel discussions and main stage performances. Koubek Center, Miami-Dade College, 2705 SW Third St, Miami. 305-332-2623. ForwardMotionMiami.com. $25. Saturday show only.
Firefall, Pure Prairie League, and Orleans, 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Features Americana sounds with country and folk-rock from the ‘70s. Wells Hall at The Parker, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. browardcenter.org/events. $61-$71.
15th annual Ribbons for the Children art exhibit & auction, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 23. Fundraiser for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. The Galleria, 2414 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-728-1040. childrensdiagnostic.com. $75-$100.
Sunshine Golf Tournament & Luncheon, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Fundraiser supports the Dylan Schopp Sunshine Foundation. The Club at Weston Hills, 2600 Country Club Way, Weston. 954-370-8999. eventbrite.com/e/163799676241. $95-up.
Lighthouse Pop-UpScale Boutique, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24. Shopping fundraiser offers affordable evening gowns, cocktail dresses, luncheon suits, prom dresses, men’s suits and ties, hand bags and shoes. Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches, 5601 Corporate Way #210, West Palm Beach. 561-586-5600. lhpb.org/events/lighthouse-pop-upscale-boutique. Free.
Rock ’n’ Roll Show, 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Features music from the Boomers’ generation, with Peter Lemongello, Jr. Olympic Heights High School Performing Arts Theater, 20101 Lyons Road, Boca Raton. 302-559-0607. bit.ly/2VndNrh. $20.
Shoot For A Change, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25-Oct. 2. Saturday features a shootout and free-throw competition and 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament. Peter Blum Family YMCA, 6631 Palmetto Circle S., Boca Raton. 561-395-9622. Register at ymcaspbc.org/events/shoot-change. $25-up.
Surf N’ Sounds, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 25. Enjoy the music, food and drinks and explore the culture of all things saltwater related. Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-468-1541. tinyurl.com/RWSurfNSounds. RSVP online. $45; must be 21 or older.
Mystery Dinner Show, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 25. Tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. 866-496-0535. eventvesta.com/events/5227. $61.99.
Nurse Blake: The PTO Comedy Tour, 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Comedy event celebrates the hard work of health-care workers. Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. bit.ly/3zaxTTp. $34.50-$59.50.
Violeta Parra, The Mother of Latin American Folk Music, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 26. The Core Ensemble (actress, piano, cello, percussion) will perform this program. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 100 N. Palmway, Lake Worth. 561-310-3230. standrewslwb.net. Free.
Rick Springfield, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. browardcenter.org/events/detail/rick-springfield-2021. $37.50-$122.50.
Spyro Gyra, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. American jazz-fusion band is looking forward and beyond. Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. browardcenter.org/events/detail/spyro-gyra. $40-$55.
Feeding South Florida activities, daily through September. Hunger Action Month is designed to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in America and inspire others to take action toward ending it. 954-518-1818. feedingsouthflorida.org. See participating partners and how you can help, donate or volunteer at bit.ly/2V1IKB0.
Guy Harvey’s Underwater World Marine Art Exhibit, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Sept. 30. Features a collection of 60 original art pieces from marine expeditions around the world. Miami International Fine Arts (MIFA) Gallery, 5900 NW 74th Ave., Miami. 305-470-0009. mifamiami.com. Free.
Tamarac restaurant scavenger hunt, through September. Play for a chance to win cash prizes. Register online to receive clues from various restaurants around Tamarac. 954-410-3177. flavorsoftamarac.com. Free to enter; food prices vary.
‘The Signing,’ represents the Founding Fathers re-imagined, on view through September. Artist Renee Cox dramatically recreates signers of the Constitution with modern-day women and men of color in a 12-by-15-foot photograph intended to deconstruct stereotypes. 561-392-2500. Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. See preview at bocamuseum.org.
Sounds at Sundown, 5-10 p.m., Oct. 2 and 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.
Beach cleanups, 8-11 a.m. Oct. 9, and 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.
Fall craft & plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15-16. Annual fundraiser; proceeds help send students and counselors from Boca schools to Camp Wekiva nature camp each year. Boca Raton Garden Club clubhouse, 4281 NW Third Ave., Boca Raton. 561-395-9376. bocaratongardenclub.org.
Tropical fruit tree & edible plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 16. South Florida Fairgrounds at Fairgrounds Road and Southern Boulevard. For more information, contact the Rare Fruit Council at 855-732-7273 or visit pbrarefruitcouncil.org. Admission and parking are free; visitors are encouraged to take a plant wagon.
Machu Picchu in virtual reality debuts Oct. 16. The online ticket portal is now open to the public 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.
Ghost Tour at Deering Estate, 7:30-9:30 p.m., available through Oct. 28. Historic Ghost Tour at Deering Estate. Recommended for ages 9-up. Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. 305-235-1668. Spaces limited, register online. deeringestate.org. $40. All sales final, no refunds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.