December 18, 2012
The Boca Raton Museum of Art will be the first museum in the nation to host the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, The Art of Video Games, following its enormously successful presentation in Washington, D.C.
The exhibit will highlight some of the best games for 20 gaming systems ranging from the Atari VCS to the Playstation 3. It will feature 80 video games presented through still images and video footage. In addition, the galleries include video interviews with developers and artists, historic game consoles, and large prints of in-game screen shots. Five featured games, one from each era, will be available in the exhibition galleries for visitors to play for a few minutes to gain some feel for interactivity. The playable games – Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower – will demonstrate how players interact with the virtual worlds, highlighting innovative new techniques that set the standard for many subsequent games. (more…)
Fort Lauderdale, FL,– The South Florida Hospitality Industry unites for the holidays, with at least seven associations participating in an industry-wide collaboration to not only kick start the holiday season but also raise funds for charity and network with colleagues. Hosted by the Museum of Discovery & Science on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7pm, the event features attendees from the South Florida chapters of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), International Special Events Society (ISES), National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), SITE Florida and the National Association of Wedding Professionals (NAWP). (more…)
(MIAMI,) – Beginning, November 20, through December 20, 2012, Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (ASD) in coordination with the Miami-Dade County Public Library System (MDPLS), will be hosting a sweater drive for shelter dogs. In preparation for dropping temperatures and the upcoming winter season, ASD is seeking donations of sweaters to keep shelter dogs warm and comfortable. Drop off new and gently used dog sweaters at any MDPLS branch library. Sweatshirts may also be donated and are needed in children’s small to adult extra-large sizes. (more…)
We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz, as Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) hosts the return home of the first-ever, licensed traveling educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibit is set to return to MCM September 22, 2012.
Created by MCM and licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this interactive fantasy-adventure takes children and families over the rainbow to continue the celebration of the film’s 70th anniversary milestone. The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition debuted first in Miami in 2010 before traveling to other major cities, including Boston, New York, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and many others. (more…)
Residents are invited to attend a free concert featuring 100 Proof Band on Tuesday, December 18 at 6 to 9 p.m. at The Walk. The band will perform a mix of classic rock. The concert is free but donations will be accepted for City and band memorabilia to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
The Walk is located at 2700 N. University Dr. For more information, please call 954-344-1008.