Laugh, Relax, and Explore: These Events Will Make Your Week!

Wednesday, March 1st - 2023 - Science under the Sun, hidden foodie secrets, Olympic swimmers, award-winning movies, and SLIME - you know how children LOVE to make SLIME! All that is going on this week, and more so dig in below 👇

Stuff You Won't Want To Miss:

  1. On Saturday, make sure you block out a big chunk of time to visit Science Under The Sun Festival at MODS. This is a first and once-a-year event hosted by the Museum of Discovery & Science. Enjoy countless dynamic demonstrations, mind-blowing presentations, hands-on activities and engaging experiments throughout the day! Headlined by Spheres Bubble Show and the King of Random, this full day of fun includes coding for early learners with DUPLO and Storybook Steam, live touch tanks, perpetual motion machines, liquid nitrogen snowballs, the Ultimate KaBoom Show (with awe-inspiring exploding matter), A Film Festival in the IMAX Theater, a 'Shark Tank' styled Innovation Challenge with $5000 of prizes, and more. (Free Indoors and & Outdoors)
  2. Miss your Olympic spirit? This week (March 1-4) the best of the best at getting wet and going fast in the pool will be in Fort Lauderdale for the TYR Pro Swim Series at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center. Come see Olympians and National Team swimmers from the US and the world compete at the new Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center on the beach. (Tickets)
  3. In the water, running, and on bikes, Sunday is also the day for the Fort Lauderdale's A1A Triathlon. Come out and cheer on the competitors. Here's a link to the race course so you can find a fun spot to witness the elite endurance athletes at their finest. (Free to Spectate)
  4. Also this weekend, the Las Olas Art Fair is back. This is the event where the close down a big section of Las Olas for dozens of booths for artists to show their amazing work. From 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. If you haven't seen this event previously - it gets our "Must Try" stamp of approval! (Free)
  5. Looking for something new and unique this week? The first Thursday of the month is Sunny Days/Starry Nights at the NSU Art Museum. And that means free admission from 11am to 7pm. There is also a Mini-Muse experience, with Free drop in art making activities for children inspired by current exhibitions. (Free)
  6. Over at the Tri-Rail, Saturday is Rail Fun Day from 11am to 3pm. With games, entertainment, face-painting, costumed characters, food trucks and arts & crafts - this is another fun activity for the whole family! (Free)
  7. Looking for a low energy, fun escape with the family - take them to see EO at Cinema Paradiso this week. This award winning film following the travels of a nomadic gray donkey named EO. After being removed from the traveling circus, which is the only life he’s ever known, EO begins a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside, experiencing cruelty and kindness in equal measure, all the while observing the follies and triumphs of humankind. (Tickets)
  8. If you want to stay downtown, Savor Cinema has Oscar-Nominated Short Films all week (W-Th-F-M-T). This includes 5 films total, featuring The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. (Tickets)
  9. At the Broward Library - they also have a lot of fun waiting for you. Start with Artful Kids Activities on Friday (March 3rd). Then next week keep going with Slime Day (next Tuesday the 7th), and Hair Design Day (Wednesday the 8th). (Free)

FEATURED Fort Lauderdale

Have you visited the Old Dillard Museum?

Located at 1009 NW 4th St, Fort Lauderdale, a must-visit (by appointment only) for all interested in Fort Lauderdale history. This report (submitted by #FFFTL reader Ján T) was described as "One of the nicest community museums I've been to with really friendly staff. Specifically this guy name Emmanuel George, I'm not sure exactly what his role is, curator or assistant or something like that, he was generous enough to talk to me about everything there."

They've got a few rooms set up that deal with local history, images from the school and black history of Fort Lauderdale, a sports room dedicated to notable alumni, an exhibition space for local artists, then there's a classroom set up upstairs. There is also a room dedicated to West Africa heritage, and then one room dedicated to Jazz and the celebrated saxophonist Cannonball Adderly who was a music teacher there back when it was Dillard High School.

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So... You Think You Know Fort Lauderdale?

You probably know... about all the restaurants on Las Olas, in Wilton Manners, At The Beach, On the Intercoastal. Fort Lauderdale is a foodie-haven.

But you might not know is... there are also a lot of hidden gems, if you know where to look. For example...

Riverside Market Cafe - (608 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale) - is a really charming place, excellent atmosphere, the perfect place to have a beer with friends. The KNS Grill (1536 NW 6th St, Fort Lauderdale) - really great Haitian food served up in this tiny little place. The Hot Dog Heaven (101 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) - probably not an insider tip, but amazing little hot Chicago hot dog stand, this is how hot dogs should be served, takeout style with a few tables out front, great vibes inside, lovely owners. The Vicky Bakery - (4 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale). And don't forget the Colada Cuban Bakery (525 N Federal Hwy) which is not really an insider tip considering they've been around since the 70s and have locations around South Florida, but if you haven't visited them yet definitely a top recommendation.


  • Applications are still OPEN for the 2023 Fort Lauderdale Children's Business Fair. This event is open to all 5 to 14 year-old budding entrepreneurs. We do have a limited number of tables, so get your ideas together and your application in early.
  • Have you visited this year? This is Weekend #5 the theme will be "Heroes, Villains, and Everything In Between". That means you might see stormtroopers or Captain America walking about in this Medieval world. There are eight themed weekends in total. The most magical experience of wonder and imagination you will find in South Florida.
  • PIXAR PUTT is the ultimate pop-up, mini-golf experience made up of 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films.
    Don’t miss this limited run at the LOOP, January 25 – March 26.
  • Looking for a great place to do Fitness outside and with friends. Come down to #TheLoopFLB for a myriad of fitness classes. From morning yoga to sunset yoga, Tai Chi, Kettlebells, aerial decompression, and building buns of steel - we've got it all for you to try!
  • Yellow Green Market - The Yellow Green Farmers Market is a multi-faceted outdoor venue that connects local producers and artisans with the community. A diversified shopping. Free to enter. Parking is available for $10.

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Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. — Chinese proverb

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