Calendar: Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Nov. 25
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.
Boca Raton Museum Store Offers Member Appreciation Days, Nov. 27-Jan. 3. This boutique museum store has unique toys, artisan gifts, and jewelry. Each purchase helps support the Museum’s mission to bring art to the community. Phone orders ship directly to you. Contact the store at 561-392-2500, ext. 102, email email@example.com or visit bit.ly/3pCP0tr.
Guy Harvey Facebook Live Session, 11 a.m.-noon, Nov. 28. Features talks and resources online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) in 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 from 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.
House of Hope Launches Holiday Toy & Donation Drive, through Dec. 21. Help this leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse and mental illness programming in South Florida. Monetary donations of any amount will help with the budget deficit that House of Hope is facing due to the pandemic. Donations can be made at houseofhope.org/donate.
Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Online exhibit ends 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.
Tai Chi for Arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation offers regular adult class 11 a.m.-noon through Dec. 1. Classes are virtual from Sunrise on Zoom. For details and link, call the Area Agency on Aging at 954-745-9567 ext. 10249 to register. Classes meet twice weekly. adrcbroward.org. Free.
Living Healthy with Chronic Conditions, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Participants will learn how to: Work with health-care team, manage symptoms, learn medication how to’s, eat well, set weekly goals, communicate better with friends and family, exercise safely and easily solve problems, Relax. Zoom presentation from Sunrise. 954-745-9567. bit.ly/351J1pG. Free.
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.
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.
Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3. Presented by Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). 954-467-6637. mods.org/saveourseas. Free.
‘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.
Vote Online for The Galleria’s Annual Men of Style. Voting open till 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.
Boca Center Encourages Donations to The Spirit of Giving Network for the Holiday Season. Donations must be received by Dec. 4 for time to distribute gifts to 50 local children’s charities. This is a collaborative organization with a focus on children and families in Palm Beach County. More than 65 nonprofit organizations are members. See wish lists for Amazon, Target and Walmart at spiritofgivingnetwork.org.
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.
FAU lectures Series, through Dec. 8. FAU’s Osher LifeLong Learning Institute. Lectures are on Zoom. $10 each. RSVP at fau.edu.
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, ext. 125. bcoafl.org. Free.
Monthly Lunch with Art Lecture Virtual Edition, 12:15 p.m. Dec. 10. Join curatorial consultant Derek T. Davis, on the 2nd Thursday of each month as he guides you into the world of the Ely Family, all while you enjoy your lunch. Presented by Pompano Beach Arts. See on Facebook or bit.ly/2YwsqXv.
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.
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 to support the arts, artists and galleries.
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.
‘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, through Jan. 15. The 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delray Affair 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.
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. Free.
‘Ask Hanna’ is a Free, Anonymous Health Chat. (ongoing) Submit queries anytime; answers available 9-a.m.-5 p.m. South Florida PBS stations’ (WPBT & WXEL) Health Channel launched a free health counseling service. Provides individuals access to general health and wellness information and answers via live chat with health advisers who provide immediate responses. Ask Hanna is available online at askhanna.tv.
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 begins its new exhibition season Nov. 21 with the South Florida Cultural Consortium exhibition. nsuartmuseum.org.
Palm Beach County Library Digital Events (ongoing) Activities and programs on Zoom. Preregister 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.
Beachcombing Gumbo Limbo Style (anytime) This self-guided adventure offers the knowledge and incentive to get out and enjoy the beach, find cool natural treasures, and help wildlife at the same time. Recommended for all ages. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is closed but your adventure awaits. Learn how at gumbolimbo.org or bit.ly/3krD4rv. 561-544-8605. Free.
American Foreign Policy Lecture Series (ongoing) Online from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. 561-297-6124. bit.ly/2HqqJoM. $15-up. Recordings released Fridays on Vimeo; available through Dec. 31.
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.
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.
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 Education@Home or visit bit.ly/2EhNvxA.
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.
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.