Marlins Park (501 NW 16th Ave., Miami) will have barely calmed down from the excitement of hosting the World Series — just kidding! — when it comes time for the second-annual TigerDirect Tech Summit & Holiday Bash, presented by tech retailer TigerDirect.com and Intel. This Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight, more than 120 exhibitors will show off their latest technologies, including quite a few prerelease products. You’ll get hands-on time with gaming rigs, new home-theater devices, networking solutions and maybe — just maybe — a malfunctioning coal-powered robot that will squeeze your children to death in a miscalculated hug. There will also be free food and drink, which should help you get past that whole mishap-with-the-robot thing. Attendees will be able to try out the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, mess around with the Air Pro 3 POV camera, and get the first look at a new Sony laptop making its debut at the event. There will be 3-D printing demonstrations and an FIU presentation about robots that will not murder your family (unless you program them to do so). The Miami Science Museum is bringing exhibits, skaters and BMX pros will be doing tricks for your delight, and the LAB in Wynwood is dropping by with circus performers to clown around and topple off their stilts onto your brand-new gadgets.
Thu., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.-midnight, 2013