South Florida is still recuperating from bouts of gloomy weather, but regardless of this weekend’s forecast, there’s plenty to do from Miami to Palm Beach. Here are some activities you can enjoy, rain or shine.
Go roller-skating – for free – in Miami
You don’t have to worry about getting drenched in rain at this retro Miami event, located at the Faena Forum on Collins Avenue. Starting on June 11, the venue will be hosting a free roller skating event that invites participants to skate, spin and dance over an enormous, colorful work of art. Miami-based DJ duo Paperwater will be performing live at the event’s debut, and there will be beverages and small bites to munch on. Dubbed “Sunday Sessions,” the event starts at 12 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. It’s set to take place every Sunday following the event’s launch. For more details, click here.
Adopt a kitten or cat
This weekend, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control are offering an adoption special to a number of adorable cats and kittens. The felines have been sprayed, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, according to a statement. You can adopt a new furry friend on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter, located at 7100 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach.
Take a trip to the cinema
From Optimus Prime Time to Wonder Woman to Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, there’s plenty of action and adventure to see at South Florida movie theaters this weekend. To see a full listing, click here.
AND IF THE WEATHER IS NICE...
Watch the “Strawberry Moon” rise
This rare solar event is happening on Friday night, but contrary to the name, it doesn’t mean the moon is taking on a ripe red hue. According to AccuWeather, the name symbolizes the time of year strawberries are ready for picking – not the color. However, Friday's full moon will reportedly be the smallest full moon of the year, according to EarthSky. That’s because tonight, the moon will be the furthest from Earth this year: 30,000 miles, to be exact. 2018’s “micro-moon” will reportedly take place on July 27.