Hometown Highlights

Now that the holiday season has passed, treat yourself to the sounds of an orchestra, watch a movie at the theatre, and keep your mind sharp with a game of chess!

Jan. 12

Calling out all the players! Chess players of all skills and ages are welcome to partake in this event which is part of a series in support of Scholastic Chess and hosted by mayors throughout Broward County, along with other community leaders inside the Weston Regional Park at 10 a.m. In this friendly open competition, Mayor Daniel Stermer will also be participating in celebration of scholastic chess. This is the perfect opportunity to join the fun and improve your skills whether you are a novice or an expert and all ranges in between. It’s your move!

Jan. 14

Head on over to AMC Weston 8, which will be showing a foreign film, Terraferma (Italian), Rated-R. This dramatic movie is about an Italian fisherman and his family getting caught in between the laws of land and sea after rescuing a group of illegal immigrants that were stranded on an overburdened raft. Subtitles will be available in English. You can enjoy this film at two different showtimes, 4:45 pm and 7:30 pm. Individual tickets are available at $8 per film. The Weston Foreign Film Series is brought to you by The Arts Council of Greater Weston.

Jan. 26

Ease your eyes and ears with the Symphony of the Americas MÁGICO Visual Concerto, presented by the City of Weston, in collaboration with the Weston Music Society. While your ears are soothed by the sounds of Mexican Grammy Award-winning composer, Eduardo Magallanes and the Symphony of the America Orchestra, your eyes will gaze upon multiple digital projectors that will feature symphonic photo choreography to familiar classics. This ground-breaking performance art will take place at the Cypress Bay High School at 7:30 p.m.! General admission in advance is $20, and at the door, $30. Students tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door.

By Vanessa C. Guzman


Vanessa is an outgoing person who is always trying to keep the peace and the positivity flowing. She loves the beach, going out with her friends, and being a great THINKer as Editorial Director.