Virtual community, entertainment events

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.

Virtual High Holy Day Services: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. tbeboca.shulcloud.com. or bit.ly/2RNyuXW. Free.

High Holy Days @Home: 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Kol Nidre. Virtual Reform High Holy Days Services Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County in Delray Beach. Online services to celebrate the new year: 5781 Yom KIppur at 10 a.m. Sept. 28. Call 561-251-0599 or visit TempleSinaiPBC.org. Free.

Virtual High Holy Day Services: 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. tbeboca.shulcloud.com or bit.ly/2RNyuXW Free.

Experience 5781 – Embracing a Changing World Together: Sept. 28, B’nai Torah is offering a virtual, prerecorded Yizkor service for Yom Kippur. 561-392-8566. Visit bnai-torah.org for Zoom link.

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.

Miami Light Project Presents Zoo Motel: 8-9:05 p.m. Sept. 28. Remote interactive play performed live by Thaddeus Phillips. Book into 1 of only 21 Zoom ‘rooms’ nightly and dive into a bizarre world. From The Light Box in Miami. 407-619-0460. zoomotel.org. $35.

Troubled Waters — A Turtle Tale: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 29. This PBS and WLRN film and discussion will be viewable throughout September. Presented by Broward Libraries on Webex. 954-765-1577. Register at bit.ly/3jJDmta. Free.

Norton Museum of Art Vista Series: 5 p.m. Sept. 29: Bilingual story time. See more programs that celebrate the people and cultures of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Oct. 3: A frank conversation about labels, race and identity; 2 p.m. Oct. 8: Book & Art; 7 p.m. Oct. 9: Film & Talk; and Oct. 12: Finale with Aztec music and dance. Visit norton.org/vista. Registration required for select events; admission free unless otherwise noted.

‘State of Hunger’ Virtual Town Hall: Noon, Sept. 30. Zoom panel discussion with Palm Beach County and Food Bank officials. Register for link at pbcfoodbank.org. Free.

The Heritage Project Presents Songs of Freedom: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 30. Zoom webinar presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. This is an artistic “Salon Series” with experts to examine a variety of topics affecting Black artists. Each session is 60 minutes of panel discussion and 15 minutes of audience Q&A. Register at bit.ly/2Rx8L5X. Free.

Conversation with Activist, Writer and Documentarian Steven F. Dansky: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Dansky will screen clips of LGBT interviews from his documentary, Attend Me: A Pandemic Journal, followed by Q&A. Presented by Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale. 954-763-8565. Register: bit.ly/33OSm2m. Free.

Sukkot & Simchat Torah Fun: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Get the Zoom link and password at jewishboca.org/pjsukkot.

Florida Atlantic University Galleries Present a Look at Our Past, Present & Future Politics: Oct. 1-Jan. 15. FAU’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.

Cool Topic on a Hot Issue — Navigating Sea Level Rise: Noon Oct. 2. Panel experts presented by the League of Women Voters PBC. Register for Zoom link at lwvpbc.org/events. Free.

‘Ask Hanna’ is a Free, Anonymous Health Chat: Submit queries anytime; answers 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 advisors who provide immediate responses. Ask Hanna is available online at askhanna.tv.

Virtual Animal Blessing for Pets & Other Creatures: All day Saturday, Oct. 3 via YouTube. Blessings may include those who have passed away, plus all of the world’s wildlife and farm animals. Visit unityofdelraybeach.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. Free.

FAU Theatre Lab Goes Virtual: 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents a Playwright’s Master Class, followed by a Playwright’s Forum reading of “The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons” with talkback at 4 p.m. Zoom master class $30 per event; readings $15 per event. Sundays through October. See fau.edu/theatrelab.

16th Annual Art Competition: Deadline Oct. 5. Artists 18 years and older residing in the tricounty area are eligible to participate in this virtual art competition to win $200 in these categories: digital art, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and watercolor. City of Pembroke Pines. Call 954-961-6067. ppines.com/artcompetition. Free.

‘Mission United’ Virtual Happy Hour: 5:30–6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, and the first Monday through December. Hosted by United Way of Broward. 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 at bit.ly/335FI07 or call 954-462-4850.

FAU lectures Series: 7 p.m. Oct. 6 features journalist Jeffrey Toobin discussing his new book, “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump.” Oct. 19. Author Mitch Albom discusses his latest book, “Finding Chika.” FAU’s Osher LifeLong Learning Institute lectures are on Zoom. $10 each. Series extends through Dec. 8. RSVP at fau.edu.

Virtual Art Salons on Zoom: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and the first Tuesday of the month through May. Includes artist introduction, a PowerPoint presentation, followed by an open discussion. Register for Zoom link at elleschorrphotography.com. Free.

Conversation with Operatic Countertenor Jordan Rutter: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Learn about the career of embracing opera, concert repertoire, and contemporary work and how opera can bring change to society. Presented Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale. 954-763-8565. RSVP for Zoom link at bit.ly/3ch12SU. Free.

Cocktails and Composting: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 7. Join the Youth Environmental Alliance will share ideas with individuals who enjoy learning composting and gardening tricks of the trade. From YEA in Davie. 954-382-0188. yeafrog.org/events. $10.

Lunch with Art Lecture Virtual Edition: 12:15 p.m. Oct. 8. 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.

Train the Brain Campaign & Virtual Workshops: 6-7 p.m. Oct. 8. Build resiliency with self-care and self-talk. Self-empowerment leads to self-improvement. All ages welcome. Also see “Sisters Serving Sisters,” 7-8 p.m. Oct. 9 on Zoom. For more information on the Palm Health Foundation’s behavioral health services email info@phfpbc.org. Register for link at TraintheBrainPBC.org. Free.

Blues Women — The First Civil Rights Workers: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 8. Blues Women: The First Civil Rights Workers Online in Boca Raton. southflorida.wnba-books.org/events or bit.ly/35z3KC7 Free.

Science Off Tap Series — CSI Wildlife: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 8 with “CSI Wildlife”; and Nov. 12: “Mangroves on the Move.” Presented by the Florida Museum of Natural History and University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute on Zoom. Visit bit.ly/3lNZUKP. Free.

Festival of the Arts Boca’s 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala: 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Proceeds benefit music education initiatives in the community. Watch the celebration live on Facebook, YouTube, and the Festival’s website. Features presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky; violinist Joshua Bell, and more. Registration open now at bit.ly/3lugzmF. Silent auction access $10; “Party in Place” packages $150-$350. festivalboca.org.

Mental Health in Florida Virtual Speaker Series: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10 with a discussion on Mental Health & Criminal Justice, presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Florida. New discussions monthly on the 2nd Saturday through Feb. 13. Register once for the series at namiflorida.org/speaker-series. Free.

Veteran Stand Down Court: 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 12. Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and Legal Aid Service of Broward host this virtual specialty court docket where low income or at-risk homeless veterans can get help. Requires a computer, mobile device, or telephone. Register for Zoom link by email: VetClinic@legalaid.org or call 954-318-4524 and leave a message with name and contact information. browardlegalaid.org or bit.ly/2FRWo27. Free.

Tribeca Film Festival Presents Picture a Scientist: 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 18. Chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. For ages 12-up. Free access; registration required. smdcac.org.

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.

NSU Art Museum Extends Exhibits: (ongoing) Happy! will be on view through Oct. 11; Transitions and Transformations will be on view through January; plus I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America and William J. Glackens: From Pencil to Paint will remain until spring. The Museum in Fort Lauderdale begins its new exhibition season Nov. 21. nsuartmuseum.org.

Take a Front Row Seat to Science: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 14: Chemical Biology & Cancer Drugs; Nov. 12, Can Microbiome Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?; and Dec. 16, Silencing the HIV Reservoir. Free with reservation; register at frontrow.scripps.edu or contact frontrow@scripps.edu.

2nd Presidential Debate: Watch in prime time Oct. 15. Broadcast live from the Arsht Center in Miami on these networks: ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, and NBC. Plus it will be live-streamed on CBS Radio and NPR at npr.org.

‘Live from our Living Room’ @ New World Symphony: 7 p.m. Oct. 9 and 23. Virtual concerts on Facebook, YouTube; also on the 1st and 3rd Fridays in November and December. Plus, archived concerts available to stream. Visit NWS Digital at NWS.edu, Free.

Susan G. Komen Florida Hosts Virtual ‘More than Pink’ Walk: 9 a.m. Oct. 17. To register visit facebook.com/komenflorida. For information about supporting the walk to benefit breast cancer research, contact Denise Mariani at denise@komenflorida.org. To learn more, call 561-514-3020, email walk@komenmiaftl.org, or visit komenflorida.org or bit.ly/2Rb8Njw.

Virtual Grief Camp to Help Children Deal with Loss: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19. Space is limited. Club Seahorse application available at bit.ly/33ZQkxY; email: kkintz@trustbridge.com. Hosted by Trustbridge on WebEx. Supplies will be delivered to your home before camp. Free to attend.

Hats Off Nonprofit Awards Nominations: Anytime now through Oct. 19. Nonprofits First honors members of Palm Beach County’s nonprofit sector for their dedication to service with the 4th annual Hats Off Nonprofit Awards. The public is invited to submit nominations online. 561-910-3891. HatsOffAwards.org. Free.

12th Annual Go Blue Awards: Oct. 23. This year’s Loggerhead Marinelife Center event is online and features renowned photographer Joel Sartore as keynote speaker. Sartore has dedicated 25 years to National Geographic Magazine and is founder of the @NatGeo Photo Ark project. Virtual awards ceremony $25-up. marinelife.org/connect/goblue.

Palm Beach Photographic Centre: Virtual exhibition runs through Nov. 28. Members’ Show features the 24th Annual Juried Exhibition. Also on display is The FOTOcamp Exhibition, showcasing works by young people, ages 10-17, from the summer’s virtual FOTOcamp for Kids. See the works at workshop.org.

Boca History 101 — A Virtual Lecture Series: Noon-12:30 p.m., Thursdays, through Nov. 12. This 10-part virtual series. Topics include: A Brief History; Pioneer Days; Addison Mizner and the 1920s; and Boca During World War II. Presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum. bocahistory.org. $25. bit.ly/2Yf0W8u. RSVP: 561-395-6766, ext. 101 or email office@bocahistory.org.

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.

Food Addicts (FA) in Recovery: 9:30-11 a.m. Sundays. Zoom meeting; contact Foodaddictssf@gmail.com or call 310-422-5959. Sunday Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food issues. Normally meets at Biscayne Medical Arts Center, Aventura. Register for link at bit.ly/2GC6P9V. Repeats weekly.

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions: (ongoing) 11 a.m. every Saturday through September. Features talks and resources online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation’s (GHOF) Facebook page, including Shark Talk, an educational workbook with stories, artwork, ocean conservation activities and games and quizzes to download at no cost. See facebook.com/DrGuyHarvey.

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.

‘Voices of Race & Change’ Dialogues: (ongoing) Listen to webcasts curated and presented by author and professor Kitty Oliver, Ph.D. Topics include: Growing up White; School Integration; Ethnic Diversity; and Segregation-era Memories, etc. Features real stories told by people who lived the experiences. Listen at bit.ly/3hc88K1.

‘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. You can also register for online classes. Show tickets at bit.ly/3iDhwqB good for viewing within 48 hours. Visit lakeworthplayhouse.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 to get the link at bit.ly/2Chw0wK. Call 954-262-8471 or email LLI@nova.edu. $30 a month or $15 each.

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. Free.

Palm Beach County Library — Digital Events: (ongoing) Many activities and programs are held on Zoom. Participants must pre-register. 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.

FLIFF Virtual Cinema, Now Playing: (ongoing) Florida International Film Festival is offering a pay-per-view program of film rentals for $4–$18, during a 48–72-hour period. See what’s on at fliff.com; get a $40 film pass at bit.ly/322ON7V. All film rentals geo-blocked to Florida and 50% of rental fees help support Cinema Paradiso, Hollywood; and Savor Cinema, Fort Lauderdale; and benefit FLIFF.

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 much more. Visit online at youngatartmuseum.org. Free.

Cooking with The Galleria: (ongoing) Watch videos from expert chef Elvis Bravo at Seasons 52 as he cooks a favorite brunch special and demonstrates how to prepare basic and expert culinary creations. View archived cooking demonstrations anytime on the Galleria’s Facebook page at bit.ly/2DfFOHK.

Stranahan House Museum Live Online: (ongoing) 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 and more. Participants do not need an account and can access content on the museum’s Facebook page at bit.ly/39C7qTs Wednesday morning. See stranahanhouse.org or email info@stranahanhouse.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.

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