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Chinese Lantern Festival

See Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium transformed into the spectacular Chinese Lantern Festival, a family friendly event running for eight weekends during the holiday season every Wednesday - Sunday until January 15th. - 5:30 to 10 p.m. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Includes shadowplay – kung fu – children's dinosaur rides – Chinese crafts – Festival Food – and hundreds of amazing hand-made lanterns that transform the park's grounds to a land of "The Wild."

Central Broward Regional
Park & Stadium
3700 N.W. 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311

For more information, go to www.ChineseLanternFestival.com.


He's lewd, crude, obnoxious and one of the funniest guys you will ever enjoy. Jackie's no holds barred style has earned him a loyal following in clubs and from his years on The Howard Stern Show (1986-2001) and his appearance in the hit comedy documentary "The Aristocrats."

He can currently be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio hosting Jackie's Joke Hunt on Howard 101. Welcome in 2018 with a true comedy original! for more information got to www.miznerparkculturalcenter.com.

Gumbo Limbo January Happenings

Beach Treasures

Sand dollars?  Sponges?  Oh, what treasures you may find… sea beans, coral, shells and more; see what the sea has left behind!  Meet at the Center to learn about shells and sea life; caravan to Red Reef Beach Park, for beachcombing with the experts!

  • Ages: All ages; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
  • Dates and Time: Wednesday, Jan 3,17; 3:00-4:30 pm

Citizen Science Sampler
Gain hands-on science experience by joining our science educators every month for a fun morning in the field. Whether you are considering a career in science, or just love to be outdoors and contributing to conservation, these programs are for you.

  • Ages: 12-17; must be signed in/out by a parent or guardian.
  • Date and Time:  Sunday,  Jan 21, 10:00-12:00 am

Early Birding with Al

Pick up some new skills or sharpen the old ones!  Join us for an early morning birding adventure at Gumbo Limbo.  Learn about our native and migratory birds from an experienced birder, as we walk the Ashley Trail and the boardwalk in search of warblers, gnatcatchers, woodpeckers, and other avian species.  Binoculars recommended.  Meet on the front porch of the Nature Center.  There is no charge for this program.

  • Ages: 10 and up; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dates and Times: Thursdays; Jan 4, 18; 8:00–9:30 am
  • Reservations not required


Join us for short talks about South Florida’s unique animals and ecosystems every Saturday.  Different topics will be discussed each week with interesting artifacts and even the occasional live animal.  Meet in the classroom for these FREE presentations.

  • Ages: All ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Days and Time: Saturdays at 1:00 pm
  • Reservations not required.


Join us monthly for an hour of family learning with guest speakers from different venues as they present information about Florida’s wildlife and ecosystems and delight us with special exhibits.  These presentations are FREE. Meet in the Amphitheater (by the Butterfly Garden).  This month our guest speaker is Jessica Andreasen from Green Cay Nature Center.

  • Ages: All ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Date and Time: Thursday, Jan 11, 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Reservations not required

Eco-Watch Lecture Series: Get on the Environmental Cutting Edge

Are you interested in learning about the natural world around us?  Attend Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s monthly lecture series for a presentation by a guest scientist, researcher, or other expert.  Visit www.gumbolimbo.org for a list of speakers and topics.  January's speaker will be Rob Moir, Phd. Director of the Ocean Island Institute.

  • Ages: Recommended for ages 14 & up.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Date and Time: Tuesday, Jan 23, 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Cost per person: $5 donation

Guided Nature Walk 

Join us for a FREE guided walk along the Ashley Trail, a quarter-mile natural trail that winds through the Butterfly Garden, Coastal Hammock, and Mangroves, to a sandy beach by the Intracoastal.  Observe local flora and fauna as your naturalist guides you on this island exploration. 

  • Ages: All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Days and Time: Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:00-12:00 pm
  • No reservations required. 

Intracoastal Adventures - Canoeing

Nature-lovers, discover the magic of the mangroves with a Gumbo Limbo guide on a canoe paddle along the Intracoastal Waterway.  Must be experienced at canoeing and be able to get into and out of a canoe without assistance.  2-3 people per canoe.

  • Ages: Ages 6-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
  • Date and Time: Saturday, Jan 20, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
  • Cost per person: Member $15, Non-member $22

Little Wonders

Join us for stories, laughter, and fun, as we learn about everything under the sun!  Gumbo Limbo, a great place to explore; aquariums, trails, gardens, and more!  Make a craft, meet an animal, take in the scene; come back every month for a brand new theme!

  • Ages: 3-4 with an adult.
  • Date and Time: Saturday, Jan 6, 10:00-11:00 am
  • Cost per person: Member $5, Non-member $8

Nature Detectives

"Why’s the sky blue?  Why are plants green?  What’s inside an egg?  What does it all mean?”  There is no end to a child’s questions!  Become a Nature Detective with your novice naturalist as we investigate the mysteries of the world around us.

  • Ages: 5-7 with an adult.
  • Date and Time: Saturday, Jan 6, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Cost per person: Member $5, Non-member $8

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feedings

What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities?  How do fish use these habitats?  Learn about the fascinating behaviors of sharks, stingrays, and other marine life during these daily feeding presentations.

  • Ages: All ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Days and Time: Daily at 12:30 pm
  • No reservations required. 

S’more Science

Join us for this fun campfire program in our garden amphitheater with a yummy treat.  Each month will host a different topic.  January's topic is Campfire Stories.

  • Ages: All ages; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
  • Date and Time: Sunday, Jan 28, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Cost per person: Member $3, Non-member $5

Sea Turtle Talk

Get the inside scoop on our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility.  Last year, over 100 sea turtle patients were treated at Gumbo Limbo.  Meet some of our current patients and hear their stories. Why are they here? What can you do to help?

  • Ages:  All ages; children under 18 must participate with an adult.
  • Day and Time: Daily at 2:00 pm
  • No reservations required.

Seining the Lagoon

Wading in the Intracoastal Waterway just behind Gumbo Limbo, we catch (and release) fish, shrimp, crabs, and more!  With hand-held dip nets and large seine nets, get up close and personal with our local marine life.

  • Ages: 10-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
  • Dates and Times: Saturdays; Jan 13, 1:30-3:00 pm; Jan 27, 10:00-11:30 am
  • Cost per person: Member $7, Non-member $10

Wetlands and Wildlife

Wakodahatchee is a man-made wetland which has become a favorite for birders and photographers. Bring your binoculars and join us for a FREE ¾ mile guided boardwalk tour to learn more about Florida’s wetland birds and ecosystems. Meet our Gumbo Limbo Naturalist at the Wakodahatchee boardwalk.

  • Ages: 7-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
  • Dates and Times: Fridays; Jan 5, 8:30-10:30 am; Jan 19, 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Florida Jazz and Blues Jam

    Music Jam Productions presents Florida Jazz and Blues Jam January 27 at Sunset Cove Amphitheater at the West end of Glades Road in Boca Raton!!

    All-star line-up featuring 6-time GRAMMY Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John, the legendary Walter Trout, The Devon Allman Project with Special Guests including Duane Betts and former Gregg Allman/ Allman Brothers Keyboardist Peter Levin, the award-winning Louisiana bluesman Kenny Neal and the venerable blues icon Marcia Ball. Visit musicjamproductions.com/jazz-and-blues-jam-2018


    The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to offer free monthly exhibits featuring the finest local, national and international artists. Our next exhibit is afrique, an exploration of lineal descent from ancestor; ancestry or extraction. In an increasingly socially connected and (virtually) borderless world, we can no longer make assumptions about what it means to be from a specific place – cultural identity is becoming increasingly complex and flexible. The Global Neighborhood trend is about embracing the state of flux, as our collective cultural identities will be less about where we are and more about what we believe. In Celebration of African American Heritage Month in February, afrique spotlight artists from Africa, Haiti and Jamaica. Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. For more information, visit ccpompano.org.

    Monster Jam 2018

    It's official, the Monster Jam Truck and Driver lineups have been announced for the events through March 2018. To see which Trucks and Drivers will be in your hometown, visit monsterjam.com.

    Skate with the Florida Panthers at Panthers in the Park

    This holiday season, skate on real ice in downtown Fort Lauderdale! Enjoy an unmatched holiday experience! Located at Huizenga (Bubier Park) at the intersection of Las Olas and Andrews Ave. The rink is a community initiative in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale. Come skate and enjoy Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk and an abundance of surrounding dining and shopping options on Las Olas Blvd. and SW 2nd St. The rink is 80 feet x 40 feet and will be housed under a clear tent. www.nhl.com/panthers/community/panthersinthepark

    Sleeping Beauty

    his full-scale production is choreographed by very Famous Choreographer Marius Petipa based on Brothers Grimm's version, where love help to be in life. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 55 of Russia's brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts. For more information, go to http://www.thecentercs.com/events/detail/sleeping-beauty.

    Transportation Summit

    Take part in the discussion on developing a comprehensive public transportation system in our community. The Transportation Summit will be held on January 25-26, 2018. Registration has been reopened and may be accessed For more information, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/201718-transportation-summit-implementing-the-communitys-vision-for-public-transportation-tickets-34894451243.

    Thomas Jack at The Basement

    Basement Miami is ringing in the New Year with Australian DJ, record producer and musician, Thomas Jack, on Sunday, December 31. Complete with a D&B sound system that's been played on by the likes of Carl Cox and Damian Lazarus, and bowling and ice skating all night, known as one of Miami's "most Instagrammable spots" - not to mention a variety of VIP table packages for Miami partygoers to enjoy - it's no wonder Basement is where hotel guests and Miami locals will want to be to say 'buh byeeee 2017,' and dance their way into 2018.

    Thomas Jack may be a festival headliner, but the gig at Basement will be a chance to catch one of his notorious free-wheeling extended sets up close and personal. Fresh off his summer long residency in Ibiza, Jack's devil may care attitude and sense of fun behind the decks is sure to make the first sunrise of 2018 something special. Stay tuned for a surprise guest to be announced to join him. General admission ticket prices start at $200.00, and include an open bar from 10PM to 1AM.

    Doors open at 10PM at Basement Miami at The Miami Beach EDITION. To purchase tickets and tables, please visit www.basementmiaminewyears.com.

    Night Fever: An Evening with the BEE GEES

    Night Fever, The Bee Gees Tribute is the largest production of the Bee Gees in the world. This all Canadian cast has been touring for the past ten years, from Disneyland to Russia, recreating the look and sound of the Bee Gees. Capturing a full history of the Bee Gees, "Night Fever" includes songs from "To Love Somebody," "Massachusetts," I Got to Get A Message," "I Started A Joke," "Jive Talking," "More Than A Woman," "Night Fever," "You Should Be Dancing," "Tragedy," "Stayin' Alive.," and many more. For more information, go to http://www.thecentercs.com/events.

    Cirque du Soleil Volta

    Feel the rush of adrenaline with VOLTA the newest Big Top show by Cirque du Soleil!

    VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

    Opens December 15, under the Big Top next to Hard Rock Stadium. For more information, go to cirquedusoleil.com/usa/miami/volta/buy-tickets

    Nascar Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    On January 19, 2018, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will host the Class of 2018 Induction Ceremony to honor new inductees Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates. Induction ticket prices range from $45 for general seats to $350 for the Exclusive Driver Dinner Package (plus tax and applicable service fees). Drivers, celebrities and legends of the sport will take the stage during this premier celebration that will honor the ninth class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Don't miss this opportunity to see these inductees become NASCAR legends forever. For more information, go to nascarhall.com.

    A Celebration of Harry Potter

    It's the only official Harry Potter™ event that gives fans the opportunity to celebrate their love for Harry Potter™. This 3-day event features film talent Q&A sessions with Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) and more.

    For more information go to www.universalorlando.com.

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