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 and activities are subject to change.
Sheba Medical Center International Virtual Gala, 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Guest of honor emcee Shira Haas, from Netflix’s Unorthodox. Virtual tables, sponsorships and young leadership tickets available. Virtual from Miami. 305-469-2505. shebagala2020.squadup.com. $180.
Friends Speaker Series: ‘Three Singing Women,’ 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Features Rose Feinberg discussing Bette Midler, Carole King and Barbra Streisand. Find out about each singer’s early years, marriages, and struggles to reach stardom. Virtual program from Boca Raton Library. 561-393-7852. bit.ly/2I8f0eM. Free.
Miami Book Fair, Nov. 22 is the final day to access prerecorded events and livestreamed programming, with author interviews and Q&A sessions. See miamibookfair.com. Free.
New York Saxophonist Daniel Bennett, 5-6 p.m. Nov. 22. The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently included Bonnet House in its “Save America’s Treasures” program. Catch this performance on Facebook Live, presented by Bonnet House Museum, Fort Lauderdale. 617-413-2055. fb.me/e/3MiwcD8cH. Free.
Virtual Fall Dance Series, 8 p.m. Nov. 22. Presented by the visual and performing arts department at Broward College, Central Campus, Davie. 954-201-6840. Register for invitation link at browardvpa.com. Free.
Broward House SMART Ride Reimagined, Nov. 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.
Teens Can Get In-Person Help with Homework and School Projects from Certified Teachers. 5-6:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday except Nov. 23 and Nov. 26. For students in grades 6-12. No preregistration required. Visit Mandel Public Library at wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703. Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation. Free.
The Perfect Turkey Tutorial, 2-2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 on Facebook Live from Cooking with The Galleria with Seasons 52 chef Elvis Bravo. 954-564-1036. facebook.com/events/357508145341584 or see bit.ly/2Uz3SLb. Free.
Hope for the Holidays for Harmony House, 9 a.m. Nov. 25 through Dec. 11. Fundraiser features the 27th Anniversary of the Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House. Virtual auction from West Palm Beach. 561-640-0050. Visit ywcapbc.org or see bit.ly/3kxaeFu.
Nonprofit MNM Theatre Company to Stream ‘Closer Than Ever,’ Nov. 27-Dec. 31. To view the musical, see ShowTix4U.com via the company’s website at mnmtheatre.org or on its Facebook page. 561-725-7025. Tickets $20; link remains active for 48 hours.
Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions, 11 a.m.-noon, Nov. 28. Features talks and resources online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation’s (GHOF) Facebook page, live from Fort Lauderdale. 800-288-1227. facebook.com/DrGuyHarvey/videos. Archived videos online. Free.
Hip Hop Nutcracker, 8 p.m. Nov. 28 and 3 p.m. Nov. 29. This family friendly holiday production is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers. Livestreamed and on demand by the Adrienne Arsht Center. Recorded Live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Buy tickets to get the show link at bit.ly/2I1bh2L. $20.
Palm Beach Photographic Centre (ongoing) Virtual exhibition runs through Nov. 28. Members Show features the 24th annual juried exhibition. Also on display is an exhibition showcasing works by young people, ages 10-17, from the summer’s virtual FOTOcamp. See the works at workshop.org.
Talk with a Tech: Throughout November, by appointment only, remotely by phone or Zoom. If you have a specific question about using a PC or Mac or navigating the internet, call to set up a time for personalized assistance. Visit Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach at wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760. Free.
United Way of Broward’s ‘Stay Home’ Gala, Through Dec. 1. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, United Way of Broward will hold what was formerly the Mayors' Galal fundraising event virtually this year from Fort Lauderdale. Donations will fund many community programs and support those in dire need. Visit UnitedWayBroward.org/StayHomeGala. $365-up.
An Evening with the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten, 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 2. Cookbook author of “Modern Comfort Food,” presented by David Posnack JCC, Davie. 954-434-0499. dpjcc.org/cultural-arts/ina-garten. $45. Price includes cost of book.
Vote Online for The Galleria’s Annual Men of Style Fundraiser. Voting open now through noon on Dec. 3. Proceeds benefit 11 local charities. Votes are $25 each at galleriamall-fl.com. Leading man to be announced during Facebook Live presentation at 5 p.m. Dec. 3.
Virtual Gingerbread House Workshop, 6 p.m. Dec. 3. Join Children’s Harbor and Local 10 news anchor Eric Yutzy for this family-friendly holiday event with tips and tricks on how to build the perfect gingerbread house. Participants can submit a photo of their gingerbread house for a chance to win $500. Submit fee $20. RSVP at childrensharborevents.com.
‘Symphonia of HeARTs,’ 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Features a virtual performance and art auction event to support the after-school program. Online auction is now open. Fundraising proceeds are essential in building a string orchestra and self-esteem, that benefits kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Delray Beach. For more information, visit thesymphonia.org or call 561-376-3848. See bit.ly/3kJFVvr or register at e.givesmart.com/events/iMa.
Ghost Light Society Virtual Celebration & Broward Center Fundraiser, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Help save the stages! The “Superhero Soirée” will provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy a gourmet meal at home, socialize together through video chat and enjoy streamed performances. $50-up. Visit bit.ly/3lAvPOF.
Women Veterans Virtual Monthly Social Hour, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Hosted by United Way of Broward. Mission United programs support U.S. military service members, veterans and their families with employment services, legal assistance, financial stability, education, health and housing information. Register to get Zoom link 954-462-4850 or bit.ly/3nqMfJV. Free.
Women Veterans Virtual Monthly Social Hour, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Hosted by United Way of Broward County’s Mission United. bit.ly/3nqMfJV. Free.
FAU lectures Series (ongoing) Osher LifeLong Learning Institute lectures are on Zoom. $10 each. RSVP at fau.edu. Series available through Dec. 8.
Broward Coalition on Aging Monthly Meeting, 8:30-10 a.m. Dec. 10. Professional networking and training Virtual on Zoom from Lauderhill. 954-746-2055 x125. bcoafl.org. Free.
Virtual Winterfest Viewing Party, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Children’s Harbor’s 9th Annual Winterfest Boat Parade virtual viewing party will kick off the “Best of the Parades” special on WSVN. Winner of the gingerbread house decorating contest will be announced and guests will have the opportunity to participate in the Holiday Jam After Party. To register, visit childrensharborevents.com ore email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Mixer & Ugly Hat Contest, 6 p.m. Dec. 16. Virtual fundraiser and holiday mixer hosted by Leadership Broward on Zoom. Tickets $75 per person and includes two bottles of wine and a cheese board from Primo Liquors. RSVP for link at leadershipbroward.org/event/wine. More info at leadershipbroward.org.
Mr. Brainwash Art Exhibit, through Dec. 20. For more than a decade, Thierry Guetta has been merging street art and pop art. See 25 works presented by New River Fine Art. View online at newriverfineart.com/exhibitions. Free to browse artworks for sale.
Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival, daily through Dec. 25. Presented by Levis JCC, festival features more than 30 engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking films, plus webinars with filmmakers and cast members. 561-558-2514. bit.ly/3dJUY6s. $10-$12 per film; link good for 72 hours. Public welcome.
Delray Affair is Open Through Dec. 25 (ongoing) Hosted by Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event is online. Let your fingers do the virtual strolling while you peruse artist bios and browse cyber shops, galleries, studios and boutiques from local exhibitors and vendors. Visit bit.ly/2PFtDXE.
‘Welcome Home’ a Virtual Exhibition, Through Jan. 6. Hosted by the City of Pembroke Pines and Studio 18 in the Pines. Features resident artists who create art to provide a sort of immunity against the fear, isolation, and the chaos of these troubling times. 954-961-6067. ppines.com/studio18. Free.
FAU Galleries Present a Look at Our Past, Present & Future Politics, (ongoing) through Jan. 15. Florida Atlantic University’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.
24th Annual Dunn’s Run. This is a 5K & 5-Mile Walk/Run event that you can participate in rain or shine because it’s virtual, before Jan. 24, to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward. 954-537-1010. dunnsrun.com. $30-$35.
‘Women in High Conflict Relationships’ Online Support Group, 5-6 p.m. weekly through Jan. 28. Hosted by Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service on Zoom from West Palm Beach. 561-684-1991. alpertjfs.org/events/help-women. Free.
Virtual Exhibitions Featuring the Space Shuttle Challenger (ongoing) 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 (ongoing) 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 (ongoing) 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' is a Free, Anonymous Health Chat (ongoing) 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. This service gives individuals access to general health and wellness related information and answers through a live chat with health advisers who provide immediate responses. Ask Hanna is available online at askhanna.tv.
Digital Days @ Unity of Delray Beach (ongoing) New talks released 6 a.m. each Sunday. Virtual programs include sermon and meditation, children’s lesson, plus videos and music by musical director D. Shawn Berry, and soloist Daniel Cochran. Other programs during the week include podcasts, inspirational writings and more at unityofdelraybeach.org.
Ashanti Cultural Arts Virtual Classes & Events (ongoing) 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! (ongoing) Digital stage features a lineup of curated concerts, talks, performances and arts education events. Virtual from West Palm Beach. kravis.org/athome. Free.
NSU Art Museum Extends Exhibits (ongoing) Transitions and Transformations will be on view through January; plus From Pencil to Paint will remain until spring. The Museum in Fort Lauderdale is currently showing its new season with the South Florida Cultural Consortium exhibition. nsuartmuseum.org.
Broward Center Online Classes for All Ages (ongoing) 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.
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.
Arsht@Home (ongoing) The Adrienne Arsht Center brings the best of the city’s top musicians, actors, writers, visual artists, dancers, and performers who create and share work you can watch at any time. The stage may be dark, but Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and the New World Symphony are still offering playlists, videos, interviews and performances. Visit bit.ly/3abr8pH.
Lifelong Learning Institute (ongoing) 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 (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.
Peter London Launches PLGDC@HOME Virtual Series (ongoing) 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 Library’s Facebook Collection (ongoing) Includes videos curated for all ages. Consider a recorded Zoom performance by the Miami Children’s Museum; or a “Matter of Fact Show” with MODS. You can meet an engineer from the NASA Artemis Program, take a virtual tour of Flamingo Gardens; or celebrate the legacy of Stevie Wonder. Visit bit.ly/3igsmCP or broward.org/library. Free.
Palm Beach County Library Digital Events (ongoing) Many activities and programs are held on Zoom. Participants must preregister. Download a PDF with instructions and then sign up for things, like stories and songs about magical unicorns, or learning more about watercolor painting. Whatever piques your interest is now online, from engineering a paper airplane to a Latin-flavor cooking demo. Visit bit.ly/2C62OZE or pbclibrary.org.
Frost Science Features Live Cam & Webinars (ongoing) See the 500,000-gallon Gulf Stream exhibit. Discover silky sharks, scalloped hammerhead sharks, schools of tuna, devil rays, a loggerhead sea turtle and more. Catch a video on Bird Songs & Monkey Business. Visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science from your living room at frostscience.org/at-home.
Young At Art Museum in Davie Offers Art Relief (ongoing) Features virtual museum tours and downloadable activities and ideas for at-home arts and crafts projects. Activities include 360 views of gallery space with clickable content; iSpy 360, and lots of adventures through YAA@Home, while learning new vocabulary words; in-depth online art classes and more. Visit youngatartmuseum.org. Free.
Pompano Beach Arts (ongoing) 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.
Experience ‘Art Couture’ at the intersection of Art and Fashion (ongoing) 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.
Malayan Tigers & Queensland Koalas (ongoing) 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.
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. 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 (ongoing) 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.
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. 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 bit.ly/31aWfxj.
MODS Virtual Camp Discovery (ongoing) 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 story time and hands-on activities to science demonstrations. Visit Mods.org or on Facebook, and YouTube.
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 with silk fabric and decorated in Louis XVI style. See the virtual tour at flaglermuseum.us.
‘Live from our Living Room’ @ New World Symphony (ongoing) Virtual concerts on Facebook, YouTube; also streaming Live on the 1st and 3rd Fridays in November and December. Plus, archived concerts available online. Visit NWS Digital at NWS.edu, Free.
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