Join the Party & Celebrate Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale’s 15 Year Anniversary 11/27/19

Join the Party & Celebrate Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale’s 15 Year Anniversary
Wednesday, 11/27/2019 – 11/28/2019 07:00 pm – 02:00 am
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $10, VIP $45

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale’s 15-year anniversary party on Thanksgiving eve. Party goers will enjoy a special evening featuring live musical entertainment by Higher Ground, exciting giveaways, drink specials and more.

Limited VIP tickets are on sale for $45 until November 26, and will include an open premium bar and passed Hors D’oeuvres from 7 to 8 p.m., and a Blue Martini VIP Card. Early Bird Admission tickets to skip the line are $10. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door for $10. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-martini-fort-lauderdale-15-year-anniversary-party-tickets-74907718001

For bottle service and table reservations, please call (954) 529-4605. For more event information, visit www.bluemartini.com

Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland Celebration 12/14/19

Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland Celebration
Saturday, 12/14/2019 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Miami Airport Tri-Rail Station
3861 NW 21 Street,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost: Free

Tri-Rail’s Winter Wonderland is a free, family celebration with a 20 ton snow playground, plus bounce houses, food trucks, face painting, arts and crafts, a coloring station, holiday carolers and more.

Admission to the event is FREE. Event goers are encouraged to ride the train to the event. Tickets are $5 to ride Tri-Rail the entire day or $2.50 for students, seniors, and persons with disabilities who have a registered discount EASY Card. Kids 12 and under ride free.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style Presented by Signature Grand 12/5/19

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style Presented by Signature Grand
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 12/05/2019 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets are $85 per person and are available for purchase at https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=11015.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style Presented by Signature Grand is an annual tradition featuring 12 community and business leaders, each representing 12 respected nonprofit organizations.

The signature event, which is happening on Thursday, December 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will include gourmet selections from local leading restaurants, an open bar and live entertainment. The highlight of the evening will be the fashion runway show that will feature the Men of Style honorees wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus.

Tickets are $85 per person and are available for purchase at https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=11015. Included is an open bar, culinary delights and complimentary valet parking. The $150 VIP level is sold out.

For more information, visit at https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/men-of-style-2019/ or call (954) 564-1036.

Rise Above: Environmental Challenges and the CRE 11/19/19

Rise Above: Environmental Challenges and the CRE
Tuesday, 11/19/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $0 – $85

Join CREW Miami for its November lunch program to learn about policy-making and investment approaches to commercial real estate’s environmental challenges. Greater Miami is at the epicenter of the continental U.S. climate crisis. This is a reality that is impacting and reshaping the local CRE industry. A panel of experts will discuss the path forward amid these challenges in the industry, community, and ecosystem.

Special guests include: Irela Bagué, Founder & CEO, Bagué Group and Chair, City of Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board; Adam Lipkin, Executive Director, Counterpointe SRE; and Cristina Lumpkin, Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP; and Alex Harris, Climate Change Reporter, Miami Herald.

Registration Fees:
Member with Pre-Paid Lunches: $0
Member without Pre-Paid Lunches: $55
Nonmember: $75
Student: $65
Late/Walk-In: $85

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Seventh Annual Community Ambassadors Breakfast & Runway Show 11/8/19

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Seventh Annual Community Ambassadors Breakfast & Runway Show
Friday, 11/08/2019 – 07:30 am – 09:00 am
The Salvation Army of Broward Community Center
100 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: Free with RSVP

Local political, business, community and sports leaders will show-off their passion for fashion and philanthropy during The Salvation Army of Broward County’s seventh annual Community Ambassadors Breakfast “friend”raiser and fashion show on Friday, November 8, at 7:30 a.m. at the nonprofit organization’s headquarters at 100 SW 9th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s “runway” models sporting fashionable finds from The Salvation Army of Broward Thrift Stores include City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Ben Sorensen, his wife Anna, and their two children, Artist George Gadson, Traci Miller, senior vice president of business development for Miller Construction and Valerie Vegliote, community volunteer and beauty consultant. The Florida Panthers will also be honored with this year’s Ginny Miller Community Ambassador Award for their immeasurable support of The Salvation Army’s disaster assistance and holiday programs.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Community Ambassadors serve as advocates for the charitable organization. Ambassadors are the first to know about disaster recovery efforts and how to assist vulnerable populations within Broward County and beyond. There are no required membership fees, meetings or committees. Volunteer applicants need only have a willingness to help impact the lives of disadvantaged families and a dedication to making Broward County the best place to live for our citizens.

Admission to the breakfast is complimentary, however, RSVPs are required by calling (954) 712- 2431 or emailing Alyse.Gossman@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Moksha Indian Brasserie “Dine & Give” Charity Night to Benefit Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus 10/29/19

Moksha Indian Brasserie “Dine & Give” Charity Night to Benefit Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus
Tuesday, 10/29/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moksha Indian Brasserie
2823 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
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Cost: Dishes are $30 and under

Moksha Indian Brasserie, a new Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience in east Fort Lauderdale will host its third and final “Dine & Give” night as a part of its grand opening celebrations. Moksha will support the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus by donating 40 percent of its evening dining proceeds on Tuesday, October 29, from 5 to 10 p.m.

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus has a vision to build community through quality musical performances and civic engagement that promotes a world that accepts and values diversity. For over 30 years, the chorus has relied on the generosity of individuals and businesses, along with ticket sales, to perform in great concert halls and theaters, present guest artists and choruses, serve the community, tour to new places and support the volunteer members.

The 85-seat indoor restaurant features an extensive menu catering to meat, seafood and vegetarian preferences. Food lovers will delight in small and large plates, soups, salads, live fire specialties, breads and unique fruit and floral essence-infused beverages and desserts. Diners will enjoy their culinary experience in an intimate setting with modern glam eclectic influences.

The restaurant’s signature specialties include Lassoni Gobi, Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Zaffron Lobster and the Moksha Feast. Even non-alcoholic beverages and desserts are a celebration of flavors, from the Kokum Sherbat drink to the Gulab Jamoon dessert.

Moksha Indian Brasserie launched its “Dine & Give” initiative on September 24 with a benefit for Leadership Broward. It’s second installment is slated to benefit the Slow Burn Theatre Company on October 15. This final “Dine & Give” night to enjoy Moksha’s progressive menu featuring close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists, will complete the restaurant’s charitable grand opening activities.

Moksha Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. Reservations for Moksha Indian Brasserie can be made by calling (954) 314-7349 or by visiting https://www.opentable.com/r/moksha-indian-brasserie-fort-lauderdale.

Neiman Marcus at The Galleria to host the Kick-Off For ArtStroll 11/6/19

Neiman Marcus at The Galleria to host the Kick-Off For ArtStroll
Wednesday, 11/06/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus
2442 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets are $40

Art enthusiasts and supporters are invited to Neiman Marcus on Wednesday, November 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. to kick off the inaugural “ArtStroll” exhibition at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy a contemporary atmosphere with a variety of fresh and creative tastings, paired with wine and spirits while perusing art for sale benefiting Funding Arts Broward.

Attendees will enjoy shopping and music, plus champagne, wine and delicious bites compliments of Blue Martini, Truluck’s and The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus. Select artists participating in ArtStroll will donate artworks for sale to benefit Funding Arts Broward.

Funding Arts Broward, (FAB!) is a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County. FAB!’s mission is to enrich the local arts community by funding Broward County-based visual and performing arts organizations. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has granted more than $3.3 million to local visual and performing arts programming.

Tickets can be purchased for $40 per person at www.galleriamall-fl.com. Complimentary valet parking is included. Artists can participate in The Galleria’s ArtStroll by completing an Artist Entry Form at https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/art-stroll/.

Conscious Entrepreneurs Panel and Workshop 11/13/19

Conscious Entrepreneurs Panel and Workshop
Wednesday, 11/13/2019 – 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Minds Co-Work
114 NW 25th st,
miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: 10

Join the founders of CADA Consult and VCREATIVE Miami as they spark a thought-provoking conversation in an open-discussion panel and stimulating workshop.

Panelists are:
Erica Groussman – Co-Founder of Truwomen
Maria Botero – Founder of Mama Jungle and Wellness Influencer
Marivette Navarete – Founder of The Mujerista and The M Space

All mindful consumers and business visionaries are welcomed!

Barry University Distinguished Alumni Awards 2/13/20

Barry University Distinguished Alumni Awards
Thursday, 02/13/2020 – 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Center for the Performing Arts at Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $25

Each year, Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented to select Barry graduates who have made significant contributions to their professions and community, and who consistently demonstrate Barry’s Core Commitments of Knowledge and Truth; Inclusive Community, Social Justice, and Collaborative Service through their daily lives.

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton Breakfast with the Mayors 10/2/19

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton Breakfast with the Mayors
Wednesday, 10/02/2019 – 08:30 am – 10:00 am
The Tower Club
100 SE 3rd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394
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Cost: $45 for members; $65 for non-members

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton invites members and non-members to The Tower Club on October 2 for a discussion and delicious breakfast with Mayor Dean J. Trantalis, City of Fort Lauderdale, Mayor Rex Hardin, City of Pompano Beach, and Mayor Scott Singer, City of Boca Raton. The discussion will be moderated by Paul Minoff, Esq. of GrayRobinson, P.A.

11th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival Opening Night 10/10/19

11th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival Opening Night
Thursday, 10/10/2019 – 07:00 pm –
Museum of Discovery & Science AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: $65 for opening night film and afterparty

The 11th annual Fort Lauderdale Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival designed to inspire, entertain, educate and encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the LGBTQ+ experience. Presented by Gilead, Broward County, and Culture Builds Florida, this year’s hotly anticipated film festival will spotlight 33 stirring, contemplative, comedic and creative full-length features plus 18 inventive shorts from 13 countries, panel discussions with filmmakers and talent, and various parties and special events. Films will be screened at the Museum of Discovery & Science AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater (401 SW 2nd Street) the Classic Gateway Theatre (1820 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale) and Savor Cinema (503 Southeast 6th Street).

The festival kicks-off with an October 10 Opening Night showing of the comedy “Adam,” directed by Rhys Ernst, at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Discovery & Science AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater. This lively coming of age comedy of errors follows a young high-schooler as he navigates life, love and Brooklyn’s young LGBTQ+ community. Producer Circle Members and sponsors will enjoy a 5:30 p.m. pre-event Filmmakers Soirée where they can mix and mingle with many of the festival’s filmmakers followed by the screening. Post-showing, the Opening Night Party will be at Stache (109 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale) with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment.

Special not-to-be missed films of note, this year, include “Portrait of A Lady on Fire,” directed by Céline Sciamma, nominated for Best International Feature Film at the Oscars next year and Cannes Film Festival Winner Queer Palm, Best LGBT Film, and Winner Best Screenplay
International Cinephile Society Awards, “Song Lang,” directed by Leon Le, a multiple international award winner from Vietnam, “To The Stars,” directed by Martha Stephens, Cinetopia Winner Festival Directors Award and US Narrative Feature, “Everybody Changes (Todos Cambiamos),” directed by Arturo Montenegro of Panama and the East Coast premiere of “El Príncipe (The Prince),” by Sebastián Muñoz, a recent winner of the Queer Lion Award, a collateral award of the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

Offering something for everyone, the festival will host a Ladies’ Spotlight Film and Party featuring “Carmen & Lola” at 7:15 p.m. and after-party at 9:30 p.m. on October 12 and a Men’s Spotlight Film & Party featuring “From Zero to I Love You” at 7:15 p.m. and after-party on October 19.

This year, the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale is also pleased to host “And Then We Danced,” directed by Levan Akin of Sweden and up for consideration as best international feature for an Academy Award, as its closing film on October 20 at 8 p.m. at Savor Cinema. This uniquely tender and personal film follows talented dancer Merab as he struggles with a forbidden sexual attraction that recalls “Moonlight” and “God’s Own Country.” An afterparty and awards ceremony will follow at Nu River Landing (511 SE 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale).

Presenting sponsors of The 11th annual Fort Lauderdale Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival include Gilead, Broward County, Culture Builds Florida and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

Tickets and a full schedule of films will be available at outshinefilm.com/films/program. A full schedule of parties and special events can be found at outshinefilm.com/events.

Seventh Annual Salvation Army of Broward County Red Shield ReDesign Bash 10/11/19

Seventh Annual Salvation Army of Broward County Red Shield ReDesign Bash
Friday, 10/11/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $100 general admission; $175 for VIP

The seventh annual Salvation Army of Broward County Red Shield ReDesign Bash, hosted by Jen Herrera of NBC 6’s ” 6 in the Mix,” will take place at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Friday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. It will showcase furniture and home accessories that are transformed into one-of-a-kind art pieces. Event attendees will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite redesigned and repurposed treasures during the evening of food, drinks and fun. Proceeds from the auction and event will support the many shelter, feeding, and case management programs at The Salvation Army of Broward County.

This year’s design host committee is headed up by Bea Pila of B Pila Designs, Alena Capra of Alena Capra Design, Traci Miller of Miller Construction, Janie Micek and John-Paul Micek of Restore 818 Designer Homes and Rony Sarmiento of Havertys Furniture. The 2019 People’s Choice will be determined by those in attendance.

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield ReDesign Bash event sponsors include Havertys Furniture, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Florida South, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, JM Family Enterprises, CA Catering, MSL CPAs & Advisors, AutoNation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Publix Supermarket Charities, Miller Construction Company, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, pwc, The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Family Foundation, Comcast, Gold Coast Magazine, The Media Lab, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Summit Marketing and Choose954.

Tickets for The Salvation Army of Broward County’s seventh annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash are $100 for general admission and $175 for VIP (includes priority seating and a pre-event cocktail reception) and are available at http://bit.ly/RedShieldReDesignBash2019. Admission is free for participating designers.

Women who Rock Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert 9/21/19

Women who Rock Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Zen Mystery
56 N Federal Hwy,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
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Cost: Free

A musical benefit to help our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas!

7 PM Sharp! Wine & Appetizer reception.
*Proceeds to go to ‘Third Wave Volunteers’ who are one of the first responders already in the region​

Music Lineup:
7:30 Lisanne Cattoretti and Jackie Diamond
8:00 Karen Feldner
8:45 Wagner, Hand and Pflug
9:30 Mandy Mary Lane
10:20 The Velvet Curtains

Bring medical supplies or food items on this day, see listing of needs inside our FB event link, or donate to the link (inside) every little bit helps!
#BahamasStrong #ThirdWaveVolunteers

The Jim And Neesie Hosts Its Pasta Making Class & Dinner With Chef Daniel Roy Pt. 2 9/25/19

The Jim And Neesie Hosts Its Pasta Making Class & Dinner With Chef Daniel Roy Pt. 2
Wednesday, 09/25/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Generator Miami
3120 Collins Ave,
MIAMI, Florida 33130
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Cost: $100

Put your pasta making skills to the test with Chef Daniel Roy on September 25th. The Jim and Neesie hosts part two if its pasta making class and dinner series, held every fourth Wednesday of the month through October at 7 PM. Limited to 15 guests per class and dinner, pasta lovers will enjoy a welcome cocktail, passed canapés and a 4-course dinner with wine pairings for just $100++.

While making your pasta, indulge in some small bites, which include Arancini with tomato sauce and mozzarella; Summer Melon with prosciutto di Carpegna; and Burrata Crostini with tomato salad and local bread paired with an Italian inspired drink featuring Campari. For the first course meal of the night, enjoy Snapper Crudo with Sicilian pistachio, Calabrian chili oil and herbs paired with Love Prosecco; Second dish, Ricotta Ravioli with san Marzano tomato sauce, 24-month parmesan and micro basil paired with La flor y La Abeja, Albarino; going into the third course, savor in the Paradelle Pasta with Sebastián inlet clams, smokey clam broth, celery leaf salad and pork belly paired with Buketo, red blend; and for dessert, Panna Cotta with summer melon, citrus crumbs, and micro herbs paired with limoncello and choice of coffee or tea.

The Wizards of OZ: Case Studies in Opportunity Zone Investment 9/17/19

The Wizards of OZ: Case Studies in Opportunity Zone Investment
Tuesday, 09/17/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: CREW members: $55, Non-members: $75, Late registrations and Walk-ins: $85

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created tax incentives for investment in areas nationwide known as Qualified Opportunity Zones to spur community development. Join CREW Miami (Commercial Real Estate Women) as they host a panel of experts who will dissect and discuss recent Opportunity Zone transactions in our own backyard that demonstrate the complexities and benefits of this new form of CRE investment.

Moderator:
Janis Cheezem, Partner, Akerman LLP
Panelists:
Frank Guerra, Founder, Altis Caridnal
Art Lieberman, Director of Tax Services, Berkowitz Pollack Brant
Todd Rosenberg, Managing Principal, PEBB Capital

Second Chance Soiree 9/26/19

Second Chance Soiree
Thursday, 09/26/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $150.00

LEAP Celebrates 10 Years of Second Chances for Incarcerated Women!

NPR’s James Judd to Emcee the fundraising and awareness-building event, with musical performances by Jazz Singers Leesa Richards and Brenda Alford.

LEAP (Ladies Empowerment and Action Program), the only reentry program in Miami-Dade County dedicated exclusively to women transitioning from prison, hosts the Second Chance Soiree on Sept. 26, 2019, from 6-10 p.m. at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. The festive event, which marks the 10th anniversary for LEAP, will draw attention to the serious plight of formerly incarcerated women reintegrating into society through songs and stories of compassion. Tickets are available now, and the event is open to the public.

During the event, sponsors and guests will also enjoy a cocktail reception, elegant hors d’ oeuvres, mixed media installation, and participate in a silent auction. All proceeds and donations from the Second Chance Soiree go towards LEAP’s in-prison education programming, post-release support services, and community engagement and advocacy efforts.

LEAP is distinctive, and its transformative services favorably impact communities. Women regain their footing through the organization’s entrepreneurship, employability, life skills, and trauma-informed substance abuse classes. Its secular programming allows for total diversity and inclusivity among all faiths. Since launching in 2009, LEAP has been successful in breaking the cycle of recidivism — less than five percent of LEAP graduates return to prison, in comparison with the national average in excess of 50 percent. Lowering recidivism rates translates into significant taxpayer savings, while creating safer and more stable neighborhoods.

MOAD MDC presents: Discussion in Situ with Martin A. Tsang 9/29/19

MOAD MDC presents: Discussion in Situ with Martin A. Tsang
Sunday, 09/29/2019 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
MOAD MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Second Floor,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

MOAD presents a series of public programs related to its current exhibition, Where the Oceans Meet. Rather than a formal sit-down lecture, MOAD’s “Discussions In Situ” are engaging, conversational, and scholarly exhibition tours lead by a wide array of interdisciplinary experts. While pointing to specific art work and archival material on view, Tsang sparks a conversation on “The Hidden Cabrera,” highlighting Cabrera’s biography and research methods.

Where the Oceans Meet is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art that resonates with the pioneering thought of two Caribbean writers, Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant. The show is comprised of an international group of artists and collectives consider notions of shifting and porous borders—and how crossing borders has shaped our world. They articulate various aspects of the two scholars’ thoughts on race, diaspora, colonialization, creolization, language, and territory, particularly with regards to Miami’s position in a world that never stops turning. Where the Oceans Meet will be on view until January 12, 2020.

My Miami Story 10/15/19

My Miami Story
Tuesday, 10/15/2019 – 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
The Miami Foundation
40 NW 3rd st #305,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

Upcoming elections, the Census count, gentrification, and climate impacts are just some of the topics at the top of Miami-Dade residents’ minds this year. If you feel strongly about an issue our community is facing or simply want to have a reason to connect with old and new friends, the Miami Foundation invites you to host a My Miami Story conversation on October 15th.

My Miami Story provides a platform for residents of every zip code and cultural background to discuss community priorities, civic policies, leadership and other issues that will define the county’s future. Hosts will bring together small groups of 6-12 residents over breakfast, lunch, dinner and cafecito breaks throughout the day. Any resident can sign up to host a conversation.

Free Tickets – Fort Lauderdale Franchise Show 9/20/19, 9/21/19

Free Tickets – Fort Lauderdale Franchise Show
Friday, 09/20/2019 – 09/21/2019 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Website
Cost: Free

Get your FREE admission to the Fort Lauderdale Franchise Show, courtesy of The Business Exchange: http://ftlau.thebizx.com/

Be sure to get your Free Tickets here http://ftlau.thebizx.com/
normally $10 at the door or anywhere else

The Fort Lauderdale Franchise Show gets you face-to-face with the hottest Franchises and Businesses looking to grow in your market. Plus, FREE seminars from industry professionals empower you with the information you need to know to own a business.

Don’t forget to visit The Business Exchange Booth and learn how the #1 Lead Generator for Business & Franchise opportunities magazine can help you to maximize your exposure.

It’s an opportunity not to be missed!

Click here for your FREE Ticket: http://ftlau.thebizx.com/

Second Annual GLBX of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Business Community Ally Awards Hosted by Truluck’s on October 2 10/2/19

Second Annual GLBX of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Business Community Ally Awards Hosted by Truluck’s on October 2
Wednesday, 10/02/2019 – 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Truluck's Fort Lauderdale
2584 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards at Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale are $55 for members and $65 for non-members (includes two drinks and lite bites) and can be purchased at www.ftlchamber.com/bca.

The GLBX (Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange) of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will present its second annual Business Community Ally (BCA) Awards hosted by Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale (2584 East Sunrise Boulevard) on Wednesday, October 2, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This event will recognize and showcase individuals and corporate entities that are successfully doing business with the LGBT+ community, defining and implementing diversity and inclusion policies and/or supporting worthy related causes.

This year’s honorees are The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (Business Ally Award), Michael Berry of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (Business Leader Award), Brenda Hartley of BankUnited (Impact Award), Tim Hart of R3 Accounting (Advocate Award), Michael Goodman of GPR | Goodman Public Relations (Legacy Award) and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis (Visionary Award).

Guests will enjoy a networking cocktail reception as they mix and mingle with community movers and shakers at Truluck’s. Culinary delights and entertainment will complement the awards ceremony which will be presented by local business leaders and sponsors.

Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards at Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale are $55 for members and $65 for non-members (includes two drinks and lite bites) and can be purchased at www.ftlchamber.com/bca. Complimentary valet parking is included in the ticket price. As a special offer, attendees are invited to stay post-event and enjoy a three-course dinner for $50. Reservations for dinner only can be made by calling (954) 396-5658.

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton Presents Tri–Chapter Social at History Fort Lauderdale 8/22/19

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton Presents Tri–Chapter Social at History Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 08/22/2019 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $45 for members; $65 for non-members

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton, a local chapter of a national organization formed to support communication, networking and interaction among commercial real estate specialists, is proud to announce its upcoming Tri-Chapter Social that will bring three CREW chapters together on Thursday, August 22. Sponsored by MBAF Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, the Tri-Chapter Social will bring CREW’s Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton, Miami and Treasure Coast chapter members and potential members together for a special real estate networking event at History Fort Lauderdale.

Cost of Brightline ticket is not included. Discount Code to purchase tickets: CREW2019

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton Presents Hard Hat Tour Holman Automotive 7/31/19

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton Presents Hard Hat Tour Holman Automotive
Wednesday, 07/31/2019 – 04:30 pm – 06:30 pm
Lauderdale INFINITI
900 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $25 for members; $35 for non-members

Join CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton for a behind-the-scenes tour at the Lauderdale Imports Project at Lauderdale INFINITI. Following the tour, guests are invited to a wine and cheese reception, hosted by Miller Construction Group.

New City Players Lab 7/29/19

New City Players Lab
Monday, 07/29/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Highway, #C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

NCP Lab invites creatives of all kinds for an evening of connection, collaboration, and support. Have a monologue you’re working on? Or a song you wrote? A stand-up set? A poem? Café Collective is proud to be a safe hub for all artists wanting to share and receive feedback from each other. Anyone looking for inspiration and insight is welcome at no charge!

Summer Glow Event 7/25/19

Summer Glow Event
Thursday, 07/25/2019 – 10:00 am – 08:00 pm
Ideal Image
330 San Lorenzo Ave, 2nd Floor Suite 2345,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: FREE

Join us for our Summer Glow Event and enjoy Black Friday deals in Summer! Enjoy HUGE savings on all of our services (Laser Hair Removal, Cool Sculpting, BBL, Ultheraphy, Kybella, Botox & Fillers. Giveaways, Gift Bags with each purchase and amazing complimentary spa treatments courtesy of Elemis Spa.

CREW Miami presents The Renaissance of Hialeah 8/20/19

CREW Miami presents The Renaissance of Hialeah
Tuesday, 08/20/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Member with Pre-Paid Lunches: $0; Member without Pre-Paid Lunches: $55; Non-; Member: $75; Student: $65; Late/Walk-In: $85

Hialeah, one of Miami-Dade’s oldest and second most populous city, continues to transform itself from a horse racing mecca to a successful industrial community. Known for its predominantly Hispanic population, Hialeah’s evolution continues as the municipality attracts private developers with its favorable zoning laws, easy access to Miami’s urban core, and low barriers to entry. Join CREW Miami for their August luncheon as an expert panel discusses the future growth of “La Ciudad que Progresa” (The City of Progress). Presenters are: Alejandro Arias, Associate Attorney, Holland & Knight (moderator); Luis Gonzalez, Former Council President, City of Hialeah and Avra Jain, Founder, The Vagabond Group.

Summer Dinner Series & Pasta Making Class with Chef Daniel Roy 7/31/19

Summer Dinner Series & Pasta Making Class with Chef Daniel Roy
Wednesday, 07/31/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Generator Miami
3120 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost: $100

Join us, Wednesday, July 31st at The Jim and Nessie inside Generator Miami for its Pasta Making class, led by Chef Daniel Roy. The class will be held every fourth Wednesday of the month through September and is launching on Wednesday, July 31st at 7PM. Limited to 15 guests per class and dinner, pasta lovers will enjoy a welcome cocktail, passed canapés and a 4-course dinner with wine pairings for just $100++.

Sundance Institute presents Creative Distribution Session Miami 7/27/19


Sundance Institute presents Creative Distribution Session Miami
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

The world of film distribution and marketing is constantly changing.

Whether you’re a first-time filmmaker or a veteran, we’re all on the same level when it comes to audience building. Join Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative as we break down the latest in distribution and marketing trends into digestible pieces of advice for independent storytellers of all stripes.

Complimentary parking is available in the three surface lots surrounding the venue, as well as on the street.

You must RSVP to attend.

This program is presented in collaboration with FilmGate Miami and is made possible by generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Doral Art & Sip: Music, Culture, Art and Cocktails 7/27/19

Doral Art & Sip: Music, Culture, Art and Cocktails
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
CityPlace Doral
3450 NW 83RD Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33166
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Cost: Free

CityPlace Doral continues new cultural series. In partnership with ReEnvision Art Gallery, CityPlace Doral announces the next installation of Doral Art & Sip, a monthly art and culture-infused event.

During the next lively event, on Saturday, July 27th, locals and visitors are invited to stroll through CityPlace Doral amidst art displays, live painting, music, and culture. In addition guests can see one of a kind vehicles with an Exotic Car Exhibit.

Featured Artist: David Banegas, Miriam Wimmer Stranberg, Alex Pineco, Alain Georges, Keyani Watkins, Ginartepunto and more!

Beats by the best DJ Mezmriz.

MCAD Presents: The Best in Design 2018 7/10/19

MCAD Presents: The Best in Design 2018
Wednesday, 07/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Miami Center for Architecture & Design
310 SE 1st St.,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Free

Join the Miami Center for Architecture & Design at the opening of their first exhibit in their new location! The Best Designs of 2018 showcases the winners of the 2018 AIA Miami Design Awards.

A Deep Dive on Curiosity with Wieden+Kennedy Co-Heads Noreen Morioka and Nicole Jacek 7/19/19

A Deep Dive on Curiosity with Wieden+Kennedy Co-Heads Noreen Morioka and Nicole Jacek
Friday, 07/19/2019 – 07/19/2019 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue,
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
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Cost: $35 for members and students; $50 for non-members

AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches will host A Deep Dive on Curiosity, a not-so-fancy-pants luncheon and chat with Noreen Morioka and Nicole Jacek, co-heads of Wieden+Kennedy, for an exploration on curiosity fueling creativity and their approach to design. The event will consist of a discussion with Morioka and Jacek about their work, the pleasant consonance of their first names and one weird trick to change your life and career forever. Following the discussion, guests are invited to stick around for a Q&A with the speakers.

As co-heads of W+K Design, Morioka and Jacek together, lead the hundred-plus employees of the design studio located at the agency’s Portland headquarters. Morioka most recently served as chief creative officer for San Francisco-based luxury skincare line Tatcha while Jacek previously ran the design agency NJ(L.A.). Morioka calls the design studio “the agency’s secret weapon.” Earlier in her career, Jacek worked at prominent design firms including Sagmeister & Walsh and karlssonwilker. Morioka was a co-founder and spent 25 years at AdamsMorioka, partnering with Sean Adams, and also served in top roles in AIGA LA, receiving the AIGA Medal in 2014.

Arc Educates hosts Assessing Your Supervision Behaviors with Tiffany N. Arango, MS, BCBA 7/24/19

Arc Educates hosts Assessing Your Supervision Behaviors with Tiffany N. Arango, MS, BCBA
Wednesday, 07/24/2019 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
Arc Broward
10250 NW 53rd Street,
Sunrise, Florida 33351
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Cost: $45

This session will expand on Assessing your Supervision Behaviors allowing participants to obtain 3 Type II CEU’s.

Participants will:
1. Describe appropriate supervision behaviors
2. State the purpose of supervision
3. Name how to prepare for appropriate supervision with a trainee or supervisee
4. Describe supervisor behaviors to evaluate effectiveness of supervision

About Tiffany Arango
Tiffany N. Arango, MS, BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), primarily working with children with autism and developmental disabilities for a private local company providing ABA services. She also founded The Behavior Station® platform to disseminate behavior analysis and resources. Her passion for behavior analysis stems from her life-long passion for raising autism acceptance in honor of her family members on the autism spectrum. Tiffany learned about behavior analysis after she decided to pursue work with people with autism; she was instantly impressed by the high standards and science of behavior analysis. Her enthusiasm for learning more about behavior analysis led her to attend Florida State University’s ABA Program, where she received rigorous training in ethics. In addition to being a member of local, state, and national ABA associations, she serves on the committee for APD’s Broward Local Review Committee (LRC).

The South Florida Independent Retailer Awards 9/19/19

The South Florida Independent Retailer Awards
Thursday, 09/19/2019 – 07:30 am – 01:30 pm
Signature Grand
6900 FL-84,
Davie, Florida 33317
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Cost: $129 admission per person pre-registration. $199 admission per person onsite.

Approximately 400 guests are expected to attend the second annual South Florida Independent Retailer Awards, which will focus on the exceptional small businesses that make South Florida’s shopping centers unique. The event ― which has a mission to bring expanding local independent retailers together with the shopping center community ― will feature networking, programming, an awards program with live voting, and a networking lunch. Sponsorships ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 are available. One hundred percent of the event’s net proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters (Miami, Broward and Palm Beach chapters).

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton Quarterly Social Virtual Reality Experience 6/20/19

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton Quarterly Social Virtual Reality Experience
Thursday, 06/20/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
JC White Architectural Interior
3501 Commerce Parkway,
Miramar, Florida 33025
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Cost:

Join CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton for networking, happy hour and a commercial real estate technology experience.

Cost: $25 for members; $35 for non-members

I Love Saturday Drag Brunch 6/22/19

I Love Saturday Drag Brunch
Sunday, 06/22/2019 – 11:30 pm – 05:00 pm
R House Wynwood
2727 nw 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Different packages available

Join us this Saturday for ‪R House‬’s Saturday Drag Brunch; I LOVE SATURDAY BRUNCH! 

NOW WITH TWO SEATINGS!
‪11:30am & 2:30pm‬

Enjoy our wildly entertaining brunch hosted by Athena Dion, along different special guests every week! 

Enjoy an amazing meal, watch our fierce cast perform all brunch long, and jam to all your favorite music courtesy of DJ MoJody!

***RESERVATIONS***
Reservations are required for ‪R House‬’s Saturday Drag Brunch and can be made by calling ‪(305) 576-0201‬ or visiting www.rhousewynwood.com

Democratic Debate Watch Party at CVLTVRA, The Gabriel Hotel 6/26/19

Democratic Debate Watch Party at CVLTVRA, The Gabriel Hotel
Wednesday, 06/26/2019 – 06/26/2019 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CVLTVRA
1100 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

On Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27, CVLTVRA at The Gabriel Hotel will host the ultimate watch party for the first Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential primary. Located just two blocks away from the debate at the Adrienne Arsht Center, this will be the closest watch party in all of Miami. Taking place from 7 to 11 PM, CVLTVRA will air a live-stream of the two-day debate while guests get to take advantage of multiple food and drink specials. From free-flowing bottomless Veuve Clicquot to signature cocktails and bites from Chef Fabian Di Paolo, guests will mingle with the South Florida political community all while enjoying great food and drinks.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26

5PM-7PM Pre-Game Happy Hour @CVLTVRA at the GABRIEL MIAMI $8 signature cocktails, $8 glasses of wine, $5 beers and $5 light bites
Screens streaming debate from 9pm-11pm
Additional specials offered throughout the night
PARKING: Valet Parking onsite for $12

ABOUT CVLTVRA: CVLTVRA, located in The Gabriel Miami, showcases Latin cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. Chef Fabian Di Paolo utilizes local and artisanal ingredients while placing an emphasis on unique options that are true to his roots. CVLTVRA offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Veuve Clicquot Thirsty Thursdays occur every last Thursday of the month, from 7-10 PM and happy hour runs every weekday, from 5-7 PM.

Teachers and Nurses Enjoy 20% off Each and Every Wednesday 6/5/19

Teachers and Nurses Enjoy 20% off Each and Every Wednesday
Wednesday, 06/05/2019 – 07/31/2019 11:30 am – 11:59 pm
JohnMartin's Irish Pub & Restaurant
253 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost:

Each and every Wednesday Nurses and Teachers can enjoy a free drink and 20% off food & any additional drinks!

Must have current employee ID and order food to receive the discount.

Submarket Spotlight Downtown Luncheon 6/4/19

Submarket Spotlight Downtown Luncheon
Tuesday, 06/04/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Morton's Steakhouse
500 East Broward Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33324
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Cost: $55 for CREW members; $75 for non-members

CREW Fort Lauderdale / Boca Raton is a local chapter of a national organization formed to support communication, networking and interaction among commercial real estate specialists. The Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton chapter operates on a local, regional, national and international level with specific concentration on promoting women within the real estate industry. The Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton chapter is not limited to women.

Mosaic Awards 6/6//19

Mosaic Awards
Thursday, 06/06/2019 – 05:15 pm –
The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 S Ocean Drive,
Hollywood, Florida 33019
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Cost:

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) has championed an inclusive industry by way of its Mosaic Center for more than two decades. The Mosaic Awards honor those who have embraced creative marketing techniques and business practices and have developed diversity programs that not only help improve the bottom line, but also secure a relevant role in a continuously evolving corporate environment.

This Mosaic Awards will take place in conjunction with ADMERICA, the AAF’s National Conference. Attended by top thought leaders in advertising and media, ADMERICA brings professionals together for innovation, collaboration and celebration.

Encore Drag Dinner 5/26/19

Encore Drag Dinner
Sunday, 05/26/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
R House Wynwood
2727 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost:

Our Sunday PM DRAG SHOW features a delicious new menu of entrees, music by Dj Mojody, awesome drag shows, and EVEN MORE BOTTOMLESS DRINK options!

Join our host, International Drag Diva, Athena Dion with a new cast of special guest Drag Queens every week!

“Encore” is perfect for fun later in the day but still ending early enough to still enjoy a full nights rest before the Monday return to work.

We are so excited to be able to give you more of what you want!
E N C O R E !

Seating ‪at 7pm‬!

Reservations: ‪WWW.RHOUSEWYNWOOD.COM‬

2019 Public Space Challenge Workshop: South Miami 5/14/19

2019 Public Space Challenge Workshop: South Miami
Tuesday, 05/14/2019 – 05/14/2019 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Gibson-Bethel Community Center
5800 SW 66th Street,
South Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free

The Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge is back! This year, we’re investing $250,000 in your ideas to create, activate or improve how we move around our community.

Join The Miami Foundation and Urban Impact Lab for a workshop on May 14th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Gibson-Bethel Community Center to learn more about this year’s program including how to submit an idea and what kinds of ideas are successful.

For additional information and/or questions email: cclark@miamifoundation.org or call: (305) 371-2711

Details available at, http://bit.ly/2Hcuwni

Leading and Managing Diversity, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution 5/16/19

Leading and Managing Diversity, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution
Thursday, 05/16/2019 – 08:00 am – 01:30 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale
1100 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: $200 for members and $225 for non-members. Fees include breakfast and lunch.

‘Leading and Managing Diversity, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution’ is a skill building workshop for the success of your business. This essential program empowers business leaders and human resource managers to successfully recruit, retain and improve productivity through progressive workplace policies that create equality for LGBT+ employees and clients across Florida. Diversity in the workplace promotes acceptance, respect and teamwork. Companies that overcome diversity issues often achieve greater productivity, competitive advantage, profit and company morale. There will be a panel discussion on the topic of how to successfully interview and hire diverse and successful employees. Panelists include the Chief HR Officer at Broward Health Imperial Point, Gary Lyew Ayee, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Relationship Manager of TD Bank, Andre Khan, Aimee Gironimi, Assistant Director, Distribution Performance at Northwestern Mutual and Melissa Pacheco, Executive Recruiter for Chameleon Collective. There will also be multiple workshops throughout the day presented by YES Institute. This event is a joint presentation by the Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) and AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & the Palm Beaches.

BACCF 2019 – Excellence Award 5/30/19

BACCF 2019 – Excellence Award
Thursday, 05/30/2019 – 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm
EAST Hotel
788 Brickell Plaza,
Miami,, Florida 33131
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Cost: BACCF Individual Members – $260.00 Non-Members Individual Invitation – $320.00

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce is pleased to award Rubens Menin with the 2019 BACCF Excellence Award

Rubens Menin, Chairman of the Board of AHS Residential, and MRV Engenharia, founder of Log Commercial Properties,
Inter Bank, Urbamais Desenvolvimento Urbano & CNN Brasil

Rubens Menin is the 63-year-old founding partner, and current Chairman of the Board of AHS Residential “ahs®”, a U.S. based real estate development company with its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Menin, who brings 40 years of experience in real estate development and the construction industry, established ahs® in 2012 to exclusively develop, build and manage high quality multifamily communities for America’s Workforce. To date, the company has delivered 7 new rental communities throughout South Florida, servicing over 2,500 low-to-middle income residents and has several new developments currently under construction. “At AHS, we strive to provide families in America with a home they can afford and live with dignity”, Menin comments.

ADDY’s Best of Show: Behind the Scenes of drip pop with Helium Creative 4/18/19

ADDY’s Best of Show: Behind the Scenes of drip pop with Helium Creative
Thursday, 04/18/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Helium Creative
3327 NE 32nd street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
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Cost: The event is open to the public. Admission is free for members and students, $5 for non-members and $10 at the door.

Guests are invited to take a peek behind the scenes to learn how an ADDY’s Best of Show entry is created. Join AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beaches at Helium Creative to mix, mingle and discover the gooey heart of how their multi-ADDY winning brand and campaign work for drip pop came to be. The event is sponsored by iCreatives Creative Staffing.

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/19, 5/2/19, 5/3/19, 5/4/19, 5/5/19, 5/6/19, 5/7/19, 5/8/19, 5/9/19, 5/10/19


10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Wednesday, 05/01/2019 – 05/10/2019 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
CIC Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 100 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference.

In recent years, people have become increasingly divided across lines of difference. Incidents of hate have increased, and tolerance for differing ideas has decreased. For ten days each year, we challenge the entire community to break down silos and engage in acts of connection, to build empathy, to increase understanding, and to refocus on our shared humanity.

Join in! Our community will be stronger when we all commit to focusing on what unites us instead of what divides us. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents2019.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami on Facebook, @10dofc on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at.

For more information visit, http://bit.ly/10DaysOfConnection.

Contact:
For additional information and/or questions contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
www.hello@10daysofconnection.org
(786) 327-3634

Mr. Hospitality Spices up Tipsy Tucán with a Jordi Molla Art Showcase and a Performance by Jason Derulo 4/10/19

Mr. Hospitality Spices up Tipsy Tucán with a Jordi Molla Art Showcase and a Performance by Jason Derulo
Wednesday, 04/10/2019 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
El Tucán
1111 SW 1st Avenue,
MIAMI, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free

Tipsy Tucán is giving ladies night a whole new meaning. From the team that has brought us signature nights such as My Boyfriend Is Out of Town at Bâoli and Thursday Soiree at Marion, Mr. Hospitality is putting a twist on ladies night at El Tucán, with an art showcase featuring artist, actor, director, and writer Jordi Molla and a special musical performance from singer, songwriter, and dancer Jason Derulo on Wednesday, April 10th.

Tipsy Tucán has kept the reign of sexiness and decadent dining in Brickell since its launch on March 20th; bringing a new level of entertainment to Miami with special performances from top performing artists, a resident DJ to set the mood, an Asian-inspired dinner menu by Gustavo Vertone, and newly crafted cocktails by the United States Bartenders’ Guild winner Andrew Lue.

NAMI Reel Minds Miami Mental Health Film Festival 5/19/19

NAMI Reel Minds Miami Mental Health Film Festival
Sunday, 05/19/2019 – 05/19/2019 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Donna Shalala Center
1330 Miller Dr.,
Miami, Florida 33146
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Cost: $10

NAMI Miami-Dade County expects to attract thousands of people and seat close to 800 people at the 4th Annual Reel Minds Miami Mental Health Film Festival at the University of Miami’s Donna E. Shalala Center on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. This year’s festival will showcase six short films. The narratives behind these films will share a range of life experiences meant to inspire, heal, and empower people. Following each short film, an individual with a lived experience of a mental health challenge will speak on the films’ topic for a few minutes providing further insight about the message behind each film.

This year’s lineup is comprised of films from a variety of talented directors, including a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, a multi-award-winning actor and Navy Veteran, and an award-winning filmmaker. The six films were chosen out of almost 200 submissions based on their compelling storytelling and way of educating and dispelling the myth behind mental illness. Submitted films were judged by film makers, clinicians, high school and college students, individuals with mental illness and their family members.

The 2019 lineup includes Terms of Us by director, writer, producer Roberto Sanchez, a Cuban born, Miami raised Navy Veteran who has a recurring role on Queen of the South. Additionally, Roberto will be speaking at the festival; Baby Steps from Los Angeles director, Eric Dyson; Misdirection by Carly Usdin, a University of Central Florida graduate with Miami ties, now an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles; Reverie by Nick Markham; Saving Billy by Vickie Adams; and UkeLayla, directed and produced by a team of recent Miamians and graduates from the University of Central Florida.

“Films are a compelling storytelling form that connects with our deepest sensibilities, and research suggests that film festivals have a positive impact on stigma and recovery in mental illness. That’s why for the fourth consecutive year, NAMI Miami-Dade is showcasing a curated list of short films inspired by the lives of those who have been affected by mental illness,” says Kathryn Coppola, Executive Director at NAMI Miami. “Together, we can spark the awareness that makes the difference in our society.” NAMI Miami’s goal is to “end the silence” and to start the conversation about mental health proving that recovery is possible.

WHEN:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Donna E. Shalala Center – Grand Ballroom
1330 Miller Dr, Miami, FL 33146

TICKETS:
Individual ticket – $10
Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children 18 & under) – $25
Scholarship tickets are available for those who can’t afford them. To obtain a scholarship ticket, please call 305-665-2540.

To purchase tickets, go to: 2019ReelMinds.Eventbrite.com, https://NAMIMiami.org/, or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-reel-minds-miami-mental-health-film-festival-tickets-53748815153

Pay to Park is available at the UM parking garages and parking lots at $1.50/hr., maximum $8. Purple Parking lot located at 5424 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 and Pavia Parking Garage, located at 5615 Pavia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

WHO:
Since its inception in 1979, NAMI (National) has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in the NAMI’s mission have produced profound changes in awareness. NAMI has been the driving force behind a national investment in lifesaving research, parity for mental health care, increased housing and to ensure that treatments and services are available to those in need when they need them most. NAMI awareness efforts have successfully addressed the stigma of mental illness, ensuring the decrease of barriers to treatment and recovery. NAMI’s Programs have served as a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands of individuals and their loved ones. All Programs are free and open to the community and include: Support Groups, an Advocacy Coalition, Peer-to-Peer recovery focused educational program for individuals living with a mental health condition; Family-to Family, an education program for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with a mental health condition; and NAMI’s newest program, Ending the Silence, and education and prevention multi-media program designed for youth, school staff and parents.

Three year’s ago, new leadership re-vitalized the Miami-Dade affiliate. Since then, NAMI Miami-Dade has grown tremendously providing mental health support and services throughout Miami-Dade County. See more at www.NAMIMiami.org or contact via phone and email at: 305-665-2540 and info@namimiami.org.

BACCF 2019 – Early Detection….it’ll save your life 4/26/19

BACCF 2019 – Early Detection….it’ll save your life
Friday, 04/26/2019 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Ave., 6th Floor,
Miami,, Florida 33131
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Cost: Members: $70.00 Non-Members: $100.00

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF)
&
The Agatston Center for Preventive Medicine
cordially invite you to a luncheon presentation on

Early Detection…It’ll save your life.
Heart attacks are preventable
Diabetes is preventable
Cancer is treatable through detection

Arthur Agatston MD, FACC is a world-renowned cardiologist who along with radiologist, Warren Janowitz developed a simple CT scan screening test known as the “Agatston Score.” This simple, noninvasive test is recognized by most cardiac prevention experts as the best predictor of future heart attack or stroke as well as other chronic disease. Dr. A is also an expert in nutrition who authored the New York Times #1 best seller “South Beach Diet” in followed by 12 other nutrition, cardiac prevention and gluten related books which have sold more than 23 million copies in 33 languages worldwide. He has authored more than 200 scientific papers and abstracts. He was recognized as one of “Time 100” most influential individuals in 2004.

BACCF 2019 – Pão de Queijo with the President 4/16/19

BACCF 2019 – Pão de Queijo with the President
Tuesday, 04/16/2019 – 09:00 am – 11:00 am
Babson College
1200 Brickell Avenue #300,
Miami,, Florida 33131
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Cost: Members: Complimentary. RSVP required Non-members: $25.00

“Pão de Queijo com o Presidente”

Join us for an informal chat with the BACCF President, Mr. Cassio Segura. Learn the ABC’s of the BACCF website
Share your suggestions and ideas on how the BACCF can better serve your business needs. Take the opportunity to bring business cards and network with fellow chamber members.
New Members will have an opportunity to introduce themselves!
Fees/Admission:
Members: Complimentary. RSVP required
Non-members: $25.00

The BACCF requires an RSVP for all events. Only reservations made through our website will be honored. Reservations are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.
Please note that space is limited for this event.
All no-shows and uncancelled* reservations are non-refundable.
*Cancelations must be made by April 9th, 2019 & will incur a $10.00 fee

History Fort Lauderdale Honors The Forman Family & Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steven Glassman at History Makers 2019 4/30/19

History Fort Lauderdale Honors The Forman Family & Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steven Glassman at History Makers 2019
Tuesday, 04/30/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $100 per person

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor The Forman Family, Broward County pioneers and early developers, and Fort Lauderdale Commissioner, District #2, Steven Glassman during its History Makers 2019 fundraiser set for Tuesday, April 30, at 6 p.m., at the New River Inn. The event spotlights individuals who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

For over a century, the Forman family has been major contributors to the development of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. Ever since Hamilton and Blanche Collins Forman arrived in 1910, they, and their descendants, have played leading roles in the fields of agriculture, business, water management, education, public service and philanthropy. Dr. Charles Forman and his brother Hamilton Forman were Broward’s most powerful political figures from the 1950s to the 1990s. When their pioneer dairy farms and pastures were closed to facilitate the building of Florida’s Turnpike in the mid-1950s, the family turned their attention toward education and building a world-class education complex on their land. Today, the former farmland houses campuses of Florida Atlantic University, Florida International and the University of Florida’s Broward complexes, Nova elementary, middle and high schools, Broward Community College and Nova Southeastern University.

Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner, District #2, Steven Glassman, has been a foremost advocate of historic preservation, arts and culture and philanthropy in Broward County for close to 25 years. For 11 years, Glassman was an administrator for the Broward County Cultural Division where he worked closely with elected officials and business leaders to further the quality of life in all of Broward’s major cities through the arts and culture. This work included serving on advisory boards in Hollywood, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines. He has served on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board (three years) and the Planning and Zoning Board (six years). His many years in various civic leadership positions include president of the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation and a seven-year tenure as the president of the Central Beach Alliance. Steve has also served as president of several beach condominium associations including his current six-year tenure at the Sapphire Condominium. He has remained focused on fixing our city’s infrastructure via smart growth and proactive future planning.

This year’s event will also celebrate the city’s 108th birthday with cocktails, food and drink stations from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, CA Catering, LauderAle, Gran Forno and more to be announced plus themed entertainment on the downtown Fort Lauderdale campus.

History Makers 2019 is sponsored by visionary Merrimac Ventures with trailblazer support from Lochrie & Chakas P.A. and trendetters Robert Golden and Judy Stern.

Tickets for this year’s History Makers Gala are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2019 or via email at info@flhc.org. Seating is limited.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.