Cyber Census Day Virtual Happy Hour 6/30/20

Cyber Census Day Virtual Happy Hour
Tuesday, 06/30/2020-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Join OLCDC on Facebook Live for the Cyber Census Day Virtual Happy Hour party with local Miami DJ, DJ Tight, on the 1s and 2s. We’re bringing awareness to the Census and the importance of you taking it this year before October 31st.

Click here to register for the party: https://bit.ly/cybercensusfb

If you’re planning to turn up with us, follow OLCDC on Facebook at @olcdc and DJ Tight at @DJTight. Both pages will be live.

Latin Grammy Award Winner Manny Diquez Performs June 18 on Happy Hour with The Galleria; A Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live 6/18/20

Latin Grammy Award Winner Manny Diquez Performs June 18 on Happy Hour with The Galleria; A Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live
Thursday, 06/18/2020-, 05:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced Fender artist and Latin Grammy Award winner Manny Diquez as its next featured performer on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, June 18, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. He will perform a variety of alternative, classic rock and popular covers from Oasis, Cat Stevens, Stevie Wonder, The Spin Doctors, The Beatles, REM, Bob Marley, Gnarls Barkley and Ben E. King.

Born in Trinidad & Tobago, raised in Venezuela and living in the United States since 2004, Manny Diquez is a versatile musical artist who has recorded more than 30 albums, many in both Spanish and English. He has won two Latin Grammy Awards as a musician and arranger in 2011 and was a 2012 Latin Grammy artist nominee for “Best Rock Song.” Diquez served as music director for networks including Univision and Telemundo and is a voting member of the Grammy Academy Awards and Latin Grammy Academy Awards. When he’s not in the studio. Diquez is a touring musician.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Diquez will join previous Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers Carly Jo Jackson, Alexander Star, The Tim Charron Band and Tori Rossi Music and WILL PLUS. These archived recorded livestream performances can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has already welcomed shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures according to government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

The stage is set for Lips Fort Lauderdale to responsibly welcome back fans on Thursday 6/25/20

The stage is set for Lips Fort Lauderdale to responsibly welcome back fans
Thursday, 06/25/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33334
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Cost: 30 for dinner and the show
ENFORCING SOCIAL DISTANCING: YES
ENFORCING MASK WEARING: YES
PROVIDING HAND SANITIZER: YES

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, is excited to welcome the community back to the perfect place for any celebration when it officially reopens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, in compliance with local and state COVID 19 guidelines. In the tradition of Lips, the incredible cast will sashay on stage, deliver delicious dining options and pour signature drinks from Thursday through Saturday nights and for Sunday Brunch, until further notice. Sales from the reopening night will benefit all Lips employees as they make their glamorous return.

“Lips is proud to reconnect with our loyal customers and welcome newcomers to experience our unique brand of dining and entertainment,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder and co-owner. “We are extremely grateful for the support from this community over the past 12 years and we hope to continue celebrating special occasions and life for years to come.”

In keeping with the tradition of Lips’ nightly themed shows, the reopening will kick off with “Dinner with the Divas.” Lips’ talented cast of characters will impersonate past and present divas such as Cher, Pink, Donna Summer, Nikki Minaj and many others. Other theme nights include Game Night (Tuesday), Twisted Broadway (Wednesday), Glitz & Glam (Friday and Saturday), “Dinner with the Divas” (Thursday and Sunday) and Lips’ drag-a-licious Gospel Brunch (Sunday).

Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner from a popular drag-themed menu of salads, appetizers and entrees, including Chicken Marsala, Atlantic Salmon, Baby Back Ribs, Garden Vegetable Curry, Mushroom or Lobster Ravioli. Lips also offers a full bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other tasty specialty drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. Limited seating is available. Follow us on Facebook @LipsFTL and Instagram @lipsfla, or visit www.lipsusa.com for more information.

About Lips Fort Lauderdale
Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up delicious food and Las Vegas- style drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Nicole Halliwell, Twa La Rouge and Velvet LeNore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95. For more information about Lips, call (954) 567-0987 or visit www.lipsusa.com.

History Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 15 with “The Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” Fine Art Exhibit 6/15/20

History Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 15 with “The Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” Fine Art Exhibit
Monday, 06/15/2020 – 06/29/2020 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID).

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will reopen to the public on June 15, just in time to celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The attraction will present “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County,” a historical fine art exhibition produced by cultural nonprofit Island SPACE (islandspacefl.org) through June 29 in The New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue).

This second staging in a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage displays the works of three artist-contributors. Photo artist and curator David I. Muir (Jamaica) shares a selection of photos from the “Caribbean-American” collection, printed on canvas and featuring Caribbean scenes around Broward County. Two-time photography participant Sonya Sanchez-Arias (Trinidad) shares pieces from her “Fragments” collection, in which images she has captured from the Caribbean region are digitally manipulated, printed on metal, and mounted on natural, reclaimed materials. Mixed-media artist Krystle Sabdul (Jamaica) has included a variety of expressive, oversized portraits. The historical aspect of the exhibition, curated by Calibe Thompson (Jamaica), traces the Caribbean community’s roots in Broward through news clippings, archival photos and information displaying the influence of diverse island people on the vibrant fabric of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Support for the project has been provided, in part, by the Broward County Cultural Division and the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund, Blockbuster Entertainment Unrestricted Fund, Robert E. Dooley Unrestricted Fund for Broward, Harold D. Franks Fund and Jan Moran Unrestricted Fund.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

Admission to “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general museum admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

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.

About Island SPACE
Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (Island SPACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and advancement of arts, culture, history, and educational initiatives that represent the Caribbean region, in South Florida and the broader diaspora community. Learn more about Island SPACE at islandspacefl.org.

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 219 SW Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Emerging Songstress Carly Jo Jackson To Be Featured On Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series 6/4/20

Emerging Songstress Carly Jo Jackson To Be Featured On Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Thursday, 06/04/2020 – 05:00 pm –

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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced emerging songstress Carly Jo Jackson as its next featured performer on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, June 4, at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live.

With a voice filled with grit and soul, Carly Jo Jackson brings the heat of the Florida sunshine to all she does. She has a vocal tone that is as infectious as her charismatic stage presence. She caught the attention of some big names in the music and entertainment business, opening shows for Michael McDonald (who also provided vocals on her recent EP), Kenny Loggins and Dennis Quaid and serving as a musical inspiration to Jeff Bridges who recently featured her on his Sleep Club website. Other notable performances include her 2014 appearance on America’s Got Talent, where she appeared in two televised episodes and advanced to Judgement Week; performing as an Emerging Artist at 2018’s Summerfest; singing backup vocals to Kenny Loggins at 2019’s Hawaii Songwriters Festival; performing at the renowned 30A Songwriters Festival along with Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Shawn Mullins, Livingston Taylor and more; opening a San Francisco 49ers game; and winning the 2015 Belk Southern Musician Showcase. In late 2019, she released her EP Au Naturel, produced by Chris Pelonis and Lost Coast Records and distributed by Jimmy Buffet’s Cherry Bomb Records.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Jackson will join previous Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers Alexander Star, The Tim Charron Band and Tori Rossi Music and WILL PLUS. These archived recorded livestream performances can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has already welcomed shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures according to government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19 for additional details.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K 7/25/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K
Saturday, 07/25/2020 – 06:00 am – 10:00 am
Markham Park
16001 W. State Rd. 84
Sunrise Florida 33323
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Run for a reason at The Salvation Army of Broward County’s third annual Kettle Krush 5K set for Saturday, July 25, from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m., at Markham Park (16001 W. State Rd. 84 in Sunrise). This annual “Christmas in July” summer fun run is a family event designed to raise money and awareness to “krush” poverty and homelessness in Broward County. The racecourse will be timed by AccuChipUSA, Inc. and awards will be given to runners within the “top 3” categories and age groups. A FREE race t-shirt will be given to all registrants.

The Salvation Army serves over 15,000 Broward County residents, every year, and more than 70% of its funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups and businesses.

The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. Last year, The Salvation Army of Broward County raised $213,205 in just five short weeks in November and December. In addition to the Kettle Krush 5K and the holiday Red Kettle program, The Salvation Army of Broward County feeds hundreds of families through its annual free Thanksgiving meal initiative in partnership with The Cheesecake Factory, and distributes over 8,000 gifts to over 2,100 children though its Angel Trees and Holiday Toy Shop.

Advance registration fees for the Kettle Krush 5K are $10 for kids ages 2 – 8 (100 m – Kid’s Fun Run), $20 per participant 18 and under and $25 for registrants 19 and over. A month prior to the event, prices will increase. Individuals and teams can sign-up at https://tinyurl.com/KettleKrush2020.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please call Alyse Gossman at (954) 712-2431 or email alyse.gossman@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale 3/23/20

Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale (New River Inn)
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with an exclusive opportunity to meet award-winning “Fly, Fly Away” (Piñata Publishing; ISBN 978-0-9809163-6-2) author Pamela Bauer Mueller on Monday, March 23, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., in The New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale). The event is free. Mueller will be sharing passages and signing copies of her newest book that introduces readers to the dramatic, heart-wrenching true story of “Pedro Pan” children.

Pamela Bauer Mueller has a well-deserved reputation for showcasing men and women of significance in American history. Now through impeccable research and expressive writing, she introduces thousands of Pedro Pan children and their families through carefully crafted stories of three-dimensional characters.

“Fly, Fly Away” takes a bold step away from her seven award-winning historical novels. She shares the unforgettable story of how families coped with the loss of their beloved children, how compassionate Americans mobilized a major national campaign to give those children a chance to find happiness, and how the children rushed into independent lifestyles, one trial and error at a time. Mueller weaves together unforgettable tales of loss, resourcefulness and romance, recounted by brave adolescents thrown into a new world of uncertainty and constant culture shock. The result is a compelling story of the Cuban revolution from the point of view of resilient youngsters and families facing setbacks and inspiration.

Mueller’s meticulous research and extensive interviews with people who lived through the Pedro Pan movement also give readers insight into an historic example of America’s generosity as a nation and history of compassionate sharing with neighbors in dire need.

The winner of three Georgia Author of the Year awards, Mueller based “Fly, Fly Away” on meticulous research and extensive interviews with many participants and experts. Historical facts are developed and showcased with creative story-telling and memorable characters.

Entrance to the meet and great is complimentary with an RSVP at Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/HFLMuellerAuthorSigning.

In addition to author signings, the nonprofit History Fort Lauderdale also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Also currently on display for Women’s History Month is “Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” a photo exhibit. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

For tickets and 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.

11th Annual Blue Martini Golf Invitational Benefiting A Prom to Remember at Fort Lauderdale Country Club 3/23/20

11th Annual Blue Martini Golf Invitational Benefiting A Prom to Remember at Fort Lauderdale Country Club
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Country Club
415 Country club Circle,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317
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Cost: $400 per person

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale will host its 11th annual Golf Invitational to benefit A Prom to Remember on Monday, March 23, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Fort Lauderdale Country Club, the oldest private country club in Broward County. A Prom to Remember is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the ultimate prom experience for teens who have been affected by cancer, at no-cost to their families.

Funds from this tournament will help to create this year’s prom on May 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. Over 200 teens will experience an unforgettable night with Miami Dolphin players, Miami Heat and Miami Hurricane cheerleaders/dancers along with local celebrities, DJs and more.

The tournament format consists of registration and lunch at 11 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start for a four-person scramble. A silent auction with luxury items awards ceremony and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. This will be the first charitable tournament to be held on Fort Lauderdale Country Club’s newly renovated North Course.

The North Course project, overseen by Kipp Schulties, principal architect of Kipp Schulties Golf Design (KSGD), underwent an extensive renovation including replacement of the greens and the provision of tees between 4,800 yards and 7,100 yards, making the course more enjoyable for both men and women of all abilities. The upgrades created an elevated level of excitement for members adding to the facility’s 18-Hole, Par 72 South Course which was built in 1926, remodeled twice and is often home to many corporate and non-profit events, annually.

In the Broward County area, which has numerous golf courses, Fort Lauderdale Country Club is a select private club that offers 36-holes of manicured championship golf in a forested park-like setting. Visually, the Club is truly a unique oasis as fairways are lined with stately native trees and colorful beds of flowers, as opposed to houses.

The Blue Martini Golf Invitational at Fort Lauderdale Country Club is also sponsored by Cheney Brothers, Daoud’s Fine Jewelry, WSVN and Ultimate Software.

The golf fee to participate in the 11th Annual Blue Martini is $400 per person or $1,600 for a Corporate Sponsorship foursome which includes a tee or a green sign and company recognition. Fees includes lunch, greens fees and golf cart, a golfer’s gift bag, day-of-event contests, on-course beverages and the awards dinner and ceremony. Golf club rentals are available for an additional fee. Registration is required by visiting http://bit.ly/APTRGolfTourney2020 or by calling 877-385-7766.

For additional sponsorship opportunities and more information, please email info@apromtoremember.org.

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale to Host Mom’s Night Out 3/18/20

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale to Host Mom’s Night Out
Wednesday, 03/18/2020 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is hosting Mom’s Night Out on Wednesday, March 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. The free event aims to give moms a chance to let their hair down during a special evening featuring live musical entertainment, giveaways, drink specials and more.

Attendees can expect to rock right along with the live entertainment as they sip signature drinks and indulge in delicious culinary offerings. Live entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., while giveaways and half off drink specials for ladies are to be expected all night.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP in advance for this special event and take advantage of several offers, which include a complimentary cocktail with a single RSVP, or RSVP with two or more friends and receive a complimentary cocktail and one flatbread to share. To RSVP, visit www.momsnightoutblueftl.com.

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

2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Presented by Turkish Airlines 4/2/20

2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Presented by Turkish Airlines
Thursday, 04/02/2020 – 06:45 pm – 09:00 pm
Huizenga Plaza
32 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Florida 33301
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Cost: Entry fee is $45 per participant

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, a three-circuit 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk, will once again wind its way through the streets of Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 6:45 p.m. Known as “Florida’s Largest Office Party”, the run is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits – regardless of company size – and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 20 different industries. Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends, gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory.

As part of the tri-county race circuit, $1 per participant of the Fort Lauderdale run will benefit United Way.

For registration information, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com, www.facebook.com/MercedesBenzCorporateRun or www.teamfootworks.org.

2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Presented by Turkish Airlines 4/23/20

2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Presented by Turkish Airlines
Thursday, 04/23/2020 – 06:45 pm – 09:00 pm
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Entry fee is $45 per participant

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, a three-circuit 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk, will once again wind its way through the streets of Downtown Miami on Thursday, April 23, at 6:45 p.m. Known as “Florida’s Largest Office Party”, the run is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits – regardless of company size – and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 20 different industries. Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends and gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory.

As part of the tri-county race circuit, $1 per participant of the Miami run will benefit United Way.

For registration information, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com, www.facebook.com/MercedesBenzCorporateRun or www.teamfootworks.org.

2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Presented by Turkish Airlines 4/15/20

2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Presented by Turkish Airlines
Wednesday, 04/15/2020 – 06:45 pm – 09:00 pm
Meyer Amphitheatre
104 Datura Street,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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Cost: Entry fee is $45 per participant

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, a three-circuit 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk, will once again wind its way through the streets of West Palm Beach on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:45 p.m. Known as “Florida’s Largest Office Party”, the run is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits – regardless of company size – and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 20 different industries. Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends and gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory.

As part of the tri-county race circuit, $1 per participant of the West Palm Beach run will benefit United Way.

For registration information, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com, www.facebook.com/MercedesBenzCorporateRun or www.teamfootworks.org.

Funding Arts Broward Spring Luncheon to Feature Miami City Ballet’s Lourdes Lopez at Broward Center for the Performing Arts 3/10/20

Funding Arts Broward Spring Luncheon to Feature Miami City Ballet’s Lourdes Lopez at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, 03/10/2020 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $55 per person

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in Broward County, will present its Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The luncheon will feature special guest speaker Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of Miami City Ballet. A Q & A with the company’s dancers will follow the presentation.
Lourdes Lopez was recently named one of “The Most Influential People in Dance Today” by Dance magazine. She became artistic director of Miami City Ballet in 2012, bringing with her a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching and arts management. Under Lopez’s direction, Miami City Ballet has become one of the country’s premier ballet companies.

As a soloist and principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Lopez danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Lopez is a former WNBC-TV cultural arts reporter and senior faculty member and director of student placement, student evaluation and curriculum planning at New York’s Ballet Academy East. She served on the dance faculty of Barnard College and guest taught at numerous dance institutions and festivals in the United States. In 2002, she became the executive director of the George Balanchine Foundation, and subsequently co-founded The Cuban Artists Fund, which supports Cuban and Cuban-American artists in their endeavors. In 2007 she received an award from the American Immigration Law Foundation honoring Cuban Americans for their accomplishments and contributions to American society. Lopez also co-founded Morphoses with Christopher Wheeldon in 2007 — a New York-based dance company aiming to revitalize dance through innovative collaborations with important artists from the worlds of music, visual arts, design, film and fashion; and by inviting younger and broader audiences to engage in and actively experience dance.

In 2014 Lopez was elected to serve on the Ford Foundation’s board of trustees, marking the first time an artist was elected to serve on its board and in 2011, she received the prestigious Jerome Robbins Award for her years in dance. She has served as a dance panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.

FAB! Spring Luncheon tickets are $55 (members and non-members). To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/FABSpringLunch2020. To learn more about FAB! including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

About Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)
Funding Arts Broward, (FAB!) is a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, Florida. FAB!’s mission is to enrich the local community by funding programming for 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. More information about FAB! can be found at www.fundingartsbroward.org.

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida 3/31/20

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Tuesday, 03/31/2020 – 06:00 pm –
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
2301 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: $100

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will host its 25th annual History Makers fundraiser on Tuesday, March 31, at 6 p.m., at the Superyacht Pavilion facility on the south grounds of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (2301 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale). This year’s honorees are The Denison Family (Broward Marine), Broward County yachting industry forerunners, who will receive a History Makers Pioneer Family Award and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), which will be honored with a Legacy Business Award for its 60 years of industry and service at the event that commends individuals and companies who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale. Previous History Maker honorees have included The Forman Family, “Alligator Ron” Bergeron, City Commissioner Steven Glassman, developer Dev Motwani, H. Wayne Huizenga, Chris Evert and Jimmy Evert, The Sun-Sentinel, Winterfest and Susan and Buddy Lochrie.

The Denison’s company, Broward Marine, and its workforce, were largely responsible for much of the marine industry that developed over the course of their 50 years of yacht construction that started on the south fork of the New River in Fort Lauderdale. In 1948, on their honeymoon, Frank and Gertrude Denison decided to buy a boat yard on the New River and shortly, thereafter, became the largest employer in Broward County, as well as the largest defense contractor in Florida. The contracts they secured for the construction of US Navy minesweepers during this time period led to the construction of large motor yachts. The Denison’s yachting business, launched in the early 1950s with the construction of the largest yacht built in the US, post WWII, the ALISA V, eventually led them to become most prolific large yacht builder in the world in 1993. The first of only two yacht builders in the US to have received this recognition.

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is the largest marine trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 111,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 142,000 jobs regionally in marine businesses promoting boating lifestyles from family cruising and fishing to yachts and the goods and services that sustain them, driving the economic output to $8.9 billion in Broward County and $12 billion regionally. Created in 1961, the nonprofit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members, their customers, communities and the environment. The Association has over 500 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Through the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, advocacy efforts, programs and services of MIASF have combined to raise the professionalism of the industry and awareness of its impact and contributions by the public, elected, and regulatory officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Members have fostered a reputation for the region to be known as the goods and service center of the world for the yachting and marine community.

This year’s event will also celebrate the city’s 109th birthday with cocktails, food stations and entertainment.

Tickets for this year’s 25th anniversary History Makers fundraiser are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2020 or via email at info@flhc.org. Tickets are 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.

Networking Social 2/26/20

Networking Social
Wednesday, 02/26/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost: This is a free event.

Calling all Business Professionals! Make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection. Light appetizers & complimentary beer or wine will be served. Don’t forget your business cards!

For more information please call Brimstone Woodfire Grill at (954) 430-2333.

River Of Art Show at Venture Café Miami #ThursdayGathering featuring James Brutus 2/20/20

River Of Art Show at Venture Café Miami #ThursdayGathering featuring James Brutus
Thursday, February 20, 2020
4:00pm – 9:00pm
Venture Cafe Miami
1951 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
FREE
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Life Is Art is excited to announce that we have joined with the immensely popular Venture Cafe Miami to expand the audience for local art and artists. Third Thursdays, Life Is Art will host a River Of Art Show at the Venture Cafe Miami #ThursdayGathering.

  • Art Exhibition 4-9
  • Artist Talk 6:30
  • Free Entry
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wine & Beer
  • Tons of great networking and interesting breakout sessions to attend!

FEBRUARY FEATURED ARTIST: James Brutus
Born and raised in Miami, FL. James Brutus earned his BFA Degree at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan. There, his focus geared towards Illustration and Fine Art.

James’ body of work focuses primarily on painting and portraiture where his reputation of powerful figures balance between meticulous brush strokes, dynamic loose energy, and an explosion of tropical colors. These figurative pieces question the social notion of nature and beauty; thus the age-old human longing for perfection.

James’ current work draws from his parent’s proud heritage and cultural influences of the country, Haiti. Now, James’ adopt Moorish style elements from the city of Opa Locka, FL, which were drawn from mosaic tile pieces and architecture facades.
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That’s Amore! Pasta Class & Dinner 2/12/20

That’s Amore! Pasta Class & Dinner
Wednesday, 02/12/2020 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Generator Miami
3120 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost: 150

Back by popular demand, The Jim and Neesie will host its That’s Amore! Pasta making class and dinner with Chef Daniel Roy on Wednesday, February 12th at 7pm. Limited to 15 guests per class and dinner, pasta enthusiasts will partake in pasta making, a champagne welcome cocktail, and a four-course dinner for $150. After learning the pasta basics, guests will satisfy their hunger by indulging in Black Bass, Burrata Salad, Fettuccine, Chitarra Pasta, and then cap the night off with Panna Cotta.

Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Tru-Hearts Luncheon 2020 2/20/20

Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Tru-Hearts Luncheon 2020
Thursday, 02/20/2020 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House
2584A E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $100

The Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House are joining forces again to present the Tru-Hearts Luncheon on Thursday, February 20, at noon, at Truluck’s restaurant at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. This third annual luncheon, which spotlights those who are making a difference in the lives of children and families, will honor Debbie Banks Snyder and the Banks Family, owners of the iconic Lago Mar Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

The luncheon will feature a raffle and a special awards presentation. Tickets are $100 per person with complimentary valet parking courtesy of The Galleria. To purchase tickets and learn more, please visit blacktie-southflorida.com.

History Fort Lauderdale Hosts Ivy Stranahan 139th Birthday Luncheon at Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club 2/24/20

History Fort Lauderdale Hosts Ivy Stranahan 139th Birthday Luncheon at Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club
Monday, 02/24/2020 – 11:30 am – 02:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Woman's Club
20 S. Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $50 – General Admission; $100 – Friends of Ivy (includes special gift)

Celebrate the 139th birthday of city matriarch and History Fort Lauderdale and Woman’s Club foundress, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan!

As a proud steward of our community’s past helping to make our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, History Fort Lauderdale is partnering with the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club to offer a festive luncheon in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy short presentations about Ivy’s remarkable contributions to our city and region including her role as the first local schoolteacher. The event will serve as a kick-off to Women’s History Month.

Presented by History Fort Lauderdale, bringing the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

$50 – General Admission; $100 – Friends of Ivy (includes special gift); Limited seating.
Call (954) 463-4431 or reserve online at http://bit.ly/HFLStranahanLunch2020

For tickets and 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.

4Ward Americas – LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium 2/14/20, 2/15/20

4Ward Americas – LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 02/15/2020 09:00 am – 06:30 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 50-125

Join us on February 14th and 15th, 2020 for our 2nd annual 4Ward Americas LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium located this year at the Miami Beach Convention Center with a special STATE OF THE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON hosted by the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Through two days of speakers, panel discussions and workshops, we will address relevant topics in business, healthcare and wellness, human rights, spirituality, civic engagement and life planning impacting the community on local, national, and international levels. During the Symposium, attendees will be able to interact with representatives from international chambers of commerce, local government, healthcare providers and advisors and many other local businesses and organizations providing services and outreach specific to the LGBTQI community. Come learn, grow, connect, collaborate, inspire and transform with us.

Our mission at 4Ward Miami is to promote diversity & inclusivity, economic status and civil rights through the 4Ward Americas LGBTQI Human Rights Symposium, Gay8 Festival, and other community engagement, human rights and cultural arts programming and events.

Be Captivated With Cupid at Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale on Valentine’s Day 2020 2/14/20

Be Captivated With Cupid at Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale on Valentine’s Day 2020
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 02/15/2020 02:00 pm – 03:00 am
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 per person

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale at The Galleria invites you to feel the love with significant others and friends on the evening of Friday, February 14. This Valentine’s Day celebration for couples and singles at Blue Martini includes a complimentary martini tasting from 5 to 7 p.m., with signature drinks and live music all night.

There will be no cover charge for ladies wearing red attire, and Valentine’s Day happy hour is from 2 to 7 p.m. including 50 percent off martinis, house wines, cocktails, beer and discounted food. Live entertainment by the Remix Band begins at 8 p.m. and a DJ will continue until 3 a.m.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made calling 954-529-4605. Limited seating is available.

You’re invited Connect with other professionals and have a chance to Win 1/16/20

You’re invited! Connect with other professionals and have a chance to WIN!
Thursday, 01/16/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
BrightStar Credit Union
4743 Hollywood Blvd,
Hollywood, Florida 33021
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Cost: free

Join us at BrightStar Credit Union for the opportunity to meet with local business professionals and expand your network.
Come share your business goals, ideas and accomplishments! This is a great opportunity to hand out your business card and network with professionals in the area.

Bring a business card for a chance to Win a $25 or $50 Visa Gift Card! BrightStar Credit Union will also be offering our guests complimentary drinks and appetizers.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” on Saturday 2/8/20

Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day”
Saturday, 02/08/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tri-Rail’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station
500 Gulf Stream Way,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
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Cost: Free

Enjoy free family fun at Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” featuring arts and crafts, interactive games, cookie decorating, face painting, live entertainment, costume characters, food trucks and more.

As part of the festivities, 13 rising stars will show off their singing talents as they compete in “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent.” The first-place winner will receive $500, a one-year contract inclusive of a photo shoot with composite cards courtesy of Posche Models & Talent and professional studio and music video recording sessions with MikeSoperMusic and Newborn Studios.

Event goers are encouraged to ride the train to the event. Round-trip fares are only $5 and free for kids 12 and under. The first 200 riders to visit the Tri-Rail booth and present a valid Tri-Rail ticket dated February 8, 2020 will receive a free gift!

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Presents Fourth Annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” Friend-raiser at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 1/6/20

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Presents Fourth Annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” Friend-raiser at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 01/06/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $75

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its fourth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” friend-raiser. This elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature an exhibit tour, live entertainment, light bites and a decadent dessert table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience both I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America, which is currently on display until June 30, 2020 and Happy! which runs until July 5, 2020 at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America examines the manifestation of Surrealism in Latin America. Drawn exclusively from NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s in-depth collection of Latin American art and promised gifts from the Stanley and Pearl Goodman collection, the exhibition features works by Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Wolfgang Paalen, Amelia Peláez, Rufino Tamayo, Joaquín Torres-García, Xul Solar and Remedios Varo, among others.

Organized by Museum Director and Chief Curator, Bonnie Clearwater, Happy! explores contemporary works that were produced with the aim to help the artist and/or viewers cope with personal trauma and daily frustrations Among the artists included in the exhibition are Mark Rothko, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Tracey Emin, Christina Forrer, Takashi Murakami, Ernesto Neto, Yoko Ono, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Andy Warhol, among others.

Registration Now Open for 2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Series Presented by Turkish Airlines 4/2/20

Registration Now Open for 2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Series Presented by Turkish Airlines
Thursday, 04/02/2020 – 06:45 pm – 09:00 pm
Huizenga Plaza
32 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $45

After another tremendous year, TeamFootWorks, producers of the highly-anticipated Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, announced registration for the 2020 5K Run/Walk is in now open. With more than 38,000 participants in 2019, the race series will once again take over South Florida with three runs beginning in Fort Lauderdale on April 2, continuing in West Palm Beach on April 15 and concluding in Miami on April 23. The United Way (Broward County, Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade County) continues to be the annual race series’ charity partner. The series will donate $1 per race participant respectively to each city’s chapter.

“We are excited to be entering the 36th year of what has been an amazing health and wellness journey for thousands of race participants. With registration now in full swing, team captains are rallying their workplace teams to engage in another year of fun and healthy competition. It’s so gratifying to see so many South Florida companies continue to embrace health and wellness as part of their workplace culture. We believe that healthy employees create healthy companies; add to that a race filled with smiles and camaraderie – that’s what the Mercedes Benz Corporate Run is all about,” said Laurie Huseby, race director.

To generate excitement for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, TeamFootWorks will host team captain rallies on Wednesday, February 5, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, and on Wednesday, February 12, in downtown Miami.

Each run will be held at the following locations:

Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – Fort Lauderdale – Registration deadline: March 4, 2020
Race date: Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 6:45 P.M.
Huizenga Plaza, 32 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33301

Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – West Palm Beach – Registration deadline: March 18, 2020
Race date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – 6:45 P.M.
Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401

Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – Miami – Registration deadline: March 18, 2020
Race date: Thursday, April 23, 2020 – 6:45 P.M.
Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Fla. 33132

The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Series attracts participants from more than 1,200 South Florida companies and incorporates a special competition to award the overall male, female, and co-ed teams in 20 different industries.

The run is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions, and non-profits. Known as “Florida’s Largest Office Party”, everyone is encouraged to join their company team to walk or run as a group. Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends, gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory. Often this is the first step towards greater health and wellness amongst South Florida employees and their companies.

Sponsors of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines include Mercedes-Benz USA, Turkish Airlines, Baptist Health South Florida, Atlantic Broadband Business, Headsweats, Club Med, and Concrete Beach Brewery. Media partners include NBC 6, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, iHeart Radio, Brickell Magazine, Outfront Media and more.

Registration is $45 per team member (minimum of 4 full-time employees are required to field a team). For more information, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com, www.facebook.com/MercedesBenzCorporateRun or www.teamfootworks.org.

About TeamFootWorks
TeamFootWorks is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that encourages and promotes fitness through printed material, training classes and community events for all levels and ages. For more information, visit www.teamfootworks.org.

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty A-Class Sedan to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT R. MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans in the U.S.

More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.

About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 348 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 317 worldwide destinations as 267 international and 50 domestic locations in 126 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About United Way
United Way has been an innovative force in South Florida with a long and successful track record of responding to emerging needs and transforming people’s lives. Today our work is focused on education, financial stability, and health – the building blocks for a good life. We invest in quality programs, advocates for better policies, engage people in the community, and generate resources.

Ring in the New Year at Blue Martini for an Unforgettable Night 12/31/19

Ring in the New Year at Blue Martini for an Unforgettable Night
Tuesday, 12/31/2019 – 01/01/2020 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $60

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale at The Galleria is the perfect place to celebrate the New Year. The NYE 2020 Celebration at Blue Martini will include an open premium bar which will be available from 8 to 10 p.m., with a food menu available upon request. Live entertainment by Elementz and a DJ will continue until 2 a.m. Attendees will share a toast to the beginning of a new decade with complimentary champagne at midnight.

General Admission tickets are available for $60 until December 31 at www.bluemartiniftlnye.com. Tickets at the door will be sold for $75, $50 after 10 p.m. and $20 after midnight. Table packages for the patio, stage, VIP bar area and VIP room will include admission for 4 guests, an open premium bar and one bottle depending on the seating area.

Table reservations are required and can be made by reaching Kelly Kayce at kellyk@bluemartini.com or calling 954-882-8017. Limited seating is available.

Miami Ironside Presents A Living Future Holiday and Networking Event 12/10/19


Miami Ironside Presents A Living Future Holiday and Networking Event
Tuesday, 12/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Miami Ironside
7610 NE 4th Court,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: Free

Join seven nonprofits as they come together for a Living Future Holiday & Networking Event!

Hosted by Coverings ETC and Sponsored by Miami Ironside, the Living Future Florida Collaborative invites you to join us and our partners: Circular Economy – Miami Chapter, United Nations Association – Miami Chapter, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Miami Branch, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Miami Committee On The Environment (COTE), Urbanism Summit, Dream In Green, and the USGBC Student Group of the University of Miami.

Come celebrate the hard work that these organizations do to help Miami, to help Florida, and to help the world to be more sustainable and equitable for all. This will also be a great way to network and get to learn about each organization.

The theme will be the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

RSVP for free on Eventbrite. We are asking all attendees to please bring a donation for Lotus House, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children.

Drinks and Light Appetizers will be provided.

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
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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
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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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Eventbrite
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Facebook
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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.

New City Players Lab 3/25/19

New City Players Lab
Monday, 03/25/2019 – 07:15 pm – 09:15 pm
Café Collective
100 N Federal Highway, #C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
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!

BACCF 2019 – Brazil: back to the game? 3/22/19

BACCF 2019 – Brazil: back to the game?
Friday, 03/22/2019 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Ave., 6th Floor,
Miami,, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: Members: $75.00 Non-Members $100.00 Walk-ins subject to availability: Members: $85.00; Non-Members: $110.00

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF)
& Belvedere Capital Advisor Corp.

Cordially invite you to a luncheon discussion on
Brazil
Back to the game?

International Beer Day Festival at The Yard 4/7/19

International Beer Day Festival at The Yard
Sunday, 04/07/2019 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: $20

The Wynwood Yard celebrates International Beer Day on Sunday, April 7th, with an all-welcoming, fun beer festival featuring local breweries including South Beach Brewery, Box Eldr, Concrete Beach, Bousa, Veza Sur and The Tank. Check back frequently as more amazing breweries are added to the bill!

Your $20 ticket will grant you one beer voucher for a sample size brew from each of the participating local breweries. In honor of Earth month, the eco-friendly beer festival will be plastic single-use cup free! Please bring your own reusable cup or purchase a Klean Kanteen cup at The Yard for $10.

Sample refreshing craft brews, enjoy eats from the food concepts at The Yard and jam to live reggae musical performance by Jah Movement and DJs courtesy of Kulcha Shok’s #reggaesundays.

Are you a beer lover that also loves to keep our Earth green and get a great deal? Double the value of your hard-earned cash by enjoying all the perks of The Yard’s Grand Finale Pub Crawl Pick Up: Earth Month Edition also on April 7th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., plus automotic entry to the International Beer Day Festival…all for $20!

Women Who Dare 3/8/19

Women Who Dare
Friday, 03/08/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St.,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Concrete Beach Brewery is one of those brewery where you can find women at the tank brewing beer, slaying on the marketing team, pound the pavement on the sales team, and slangin’ brews at the bar. We’re proving that #TheFutureisFemale with a night of women empowerment on March 8th, starting with a networking mixer at 6 PM and a women-cast panel at 7:30 PM. We’ll be releasing She is Brutiful Brut IPA, brewed in honor of International Women’s Day.

The panel will consist of Melissa Carcache (actress and founder of We Are Millenial Women), Ambar Rodriguez (Investigative Producer for WSVN-TV), Rebecca Lago (Brand Sales Manager for Concrete Beach Brewery) and Grisell Rodriguez (Creator of Women Run Wynwood).

CREW Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton to Host WELL Building Makes Cents 3/5/19

CREW Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton to Host WELL Building Makes Cents
Tuesday, 03/05/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Morton's Steakhouse
500 East Broward Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33324
RSVP / Register
Cost:

Join CREW Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton and NAYAK’S Landscaping, Inc for an afternoon at WELL Building Makes Cents.

$45 for members, $65 for non-members registered on or before March 1st

After March 1st, registration is increased by $10 for members, non-members & walk-ins

Salesforce Growth Camp Miami 3/14/19

Salesforce Growth Camp Miami
Thursday, 03/14/2019 – 01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Ampersand Studios
31 NE 17th St.,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Sales Growth Camp, Powered By Alice, Announced For Miami Business Owners

What: Salesforce will host Growth Camp Miami, a one-day, free event, powered by Alice, to help entrepreneurs build their businesses in 2019. Designed for small businesses of all sizes, Salesforce Growth Camp will share the resources, action plans, networks and best practices needed to get growing fast.

What to expect:
●Expert advice on winning with marketing, sales, and service;
●Hands-on workshops to learn how to find, win, and keep customers;
●Panels featuring some of Miami’s brightest business minds;
●Networking with dozens of Miami’s top entrepreneurs;
●Access to a library of resources and communities designed to help you grow your business.

Who: Growth Camp Miami is hosted by Salesforce, the #1 CRM for small businesses, and powered by Alice, the technology company helping business owners find the right path to start and grow their companies. Community partners also joining forces to support local small business owners are: Ampersand Studios, Babson WIN Lab, Beacon Council, The LAB Miami, Refresh Miami and the Small Business Administration.

People en Español “Most Powerful Women” – “Poderosas Live!” & “Poderosas PRO!” Conference 3/15/19, 3/16/19

People en Español “Most Powerful Women” – “Poderosas Live!” & “Poderosas PRO!” Conference
Friday, 03/15/2019 – 03/16/2019 09:30 am – 06:00 pm
James L. Knight Center
400 SE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: $0 – $100

People en Español will bring a weekend of empowerment to Miami, Fl., during its annual “Most Powerful Women” – “Poderosas Live!” – conference taking place Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami. The FREE, one-day event, presented by Toyota Rav4 and hosted by Adamari López, Emmy Award-winner and co-host of Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Día,” will convene prominent Latina businesswomen, community leaders, activists and artists for thought-provoking panel discussions and keynote addresses injecting the invaluable voice of Hispanic women into the forefront of the conversation around the future of business.

Poderosas Live! will offer attendees access to experts, panels and workshops in the areas of finance, leadership, health, entrepreneurship, and professional development as well as an opportunity to participate in makeovers, among other activities.

New highlights this year include “Poderosas Pro!” — a two-day (Friday, March 15 – Saturday, March 16) premium opportunity — within “Poderosas Live!” geared towards professional and managerial-level Latinas. Taking place at multiple venues in Downtown Miami, tickets to the “Poderosas Pro!” track are priced at $100 (early bird pricing until 3/14) and will offer Latina professional’s exclusive networking opportunities, keynotes and workshops.

“Poderosas Pro!” speakers and participants include 43rd Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, singer/songwriter and women’s rights activist Roxiny, and producer and Adelante Movement Founder Nely Galan.

For a complete list of events, dates/times and locations, visit: poderosas.peopleenespanol.com

To register to “Poderosas Live!” and/or “Poderosas Pro!”:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/people-en-espanol-presenta-poderosas-live-tickets-49920472477

American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) ADDY Awards Gala 2019 3/7/19

American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) ADDY Awards Gala 2019
Thursday, 03/07/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harriet Himmel Theater
700 S. Rosemary Ave.,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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Cost: Admission is $130 for members, $150 for non-members, $100 for students and $175 at the door. Dinner and one complimentary drink ticket are included in the ticket price.

Join AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches for an evening of celebrating excellence and the highest creative standards in the advertising industry at the 2019 ADDY® Awards Gala. Guests will have the opportunity to network, dine and applaud the winners on this special night. With more than 100 categories covering all aspects of advertising, the AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & the Palm Beaches annual ADDY Awards is the first of a three-tier step in the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition in the country. The local winners will proceed to districts, and the district winners will proceed to national finals, which will be held at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL in June 2019.

This year’s gala is the first since becoming AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches and it will be hosted at the historic Harriet Himmel Theater, the cultural centerpiece of CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Sponsors include iCreatives Staffing, Brand Tango, Redline Media Group and LP Media.

Unity+Inclusion Summit 3/7/19

Unity+Inclusion Summit
Thursday, 03/07/2019 – 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm
500 Startups Miami
111 NE 1st Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $20-$50

Unity + Inclusion Summit (Miami, Florida)
Join 500 Startups on March 7th at our one-day event bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, and the tech community to talk about the current state and future of diversity & inclusion (across disabilities, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and lifestyle) in tech.

Through keynotes, panels, and workshops, we’ll address topics including access to capital, building diverse teams and workplaces, growth marketing, and the 500 Startups Seed Program. The day will include keynotes, panel discussions, lunch, snacks, and post-event reception. Plus, a chance to enjoy 1:1 office hours with sponsoring organizations. Sign-up details coming soon!

Agenda:
Registration: 12:00 PM—1:00 PM

Program: 1:00 PM—5:30 PM

Reception: 5:30 PM—7:00 PM

Speakers:
Laura Gonzalez, CEO, The Venture City
Gabriela Sabate, CEO, Health Semantics
Laura Maydon. Executive Director, Endeavor Miami
Kim Stone, EVP Sales & Business Dev., Miami Heat
James Jones, Co-founder, Court Buddy
Eileen Higgins, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County
Brandon Andrews, Shark Tank
Nico Berardi, Board Member, Miami Angels
Ana Paula González, Head of Miami, 500 Startups
Silvina Moschini, Co-Founder and President, TransparentBusiness
Jackie Baumgarten, Co-founder, Boatsetter
Sanket Parekh, Managing Partner, Secocha Ventures
Satish Movva, Founder & CEO, CarePredict
Mark Kingdon, Founder, Quixotic Ventures
Rebekah Monson, Founder, WhereBy.Us
Tiffany Apczynski, VP of Public Policy, Zendesk
Todd Lienart, Director of Social Impact, Zendesk
Conrad Egusa, CEO, Publicize
Morgan Cooper, Director, Breezy HR
Rebecca Danta, Managing Director, Miami Angels
Felix Rodriguez, CEO, Back Office.co

+More TBA!

Lunch, Learn & Drive at The Queue Apartments 2/24/19

Lunch, Learn & Drive at The Queue Apartments
Sunday, 02/24/2019 – 11:30 am – 02:30 pm
The Queue Apartments
817 SE 2nd Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: Complimentary and open to the public

Join The Queue Apartments, located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale just blocks from Las Olas and Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, for a very special event on Sunday, February 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy light bites and refreshments and learn more about the leasing and amenity options that The Queue has to offer.

The Queue Apartments, a 191-unit building located at 817 SE 2nd Avenue, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, offers studios, one, two, and three-bedroom units. Amenities include a state-of-the-art two-story gym, swimming pool, outdoor barbeque and two dog parks. For more information or to contact The Queue, visit www.queuepartments.com or call 954-945-5111.

AAF CreativeZen Presents Amanda Perna 2/8/19

AAF CreativeZen Presents Amanda Perna
Friday, 02/08/2019 – 08:30 am – 10:00 am
Regina's Farm
1101 Middle Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: Free

AAF CreativeZen was born out of a desire for the local AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & the Palm Beaches chapter of the American Advertising Federation & Choose954 to inspire and engage with our local creative community. Every Creative Zen event includes complimentary coffee and breakfast bites before a short inspiring and thought-provoking talk during the second Friday morning of the month. All Creative Zen events are free of charge and open to the community, being creative or a member of the Advertising Federation is not required!

About the Speaker:
Amanda Perna is a mom, wife & fashion expert (and Broward native!) who believes in looking beyond the easy road to follow your dreams. While studying fashion design at the University of Alabama, Amanda achieved her dream: a design internship at Oscar de la Renta and the following summer an internship at Calvin Klein. With an entrepreneurial spirit, at the ripe old age of 19 she started her first fashion brand. Before graduating college, Amanda was offered a job at Calvin Klein, which she gladly accepted and finished her studies a semester ahead of schedule to start living her dream. With an entrepreneurial spirit, at the ripe old age of 19 she started her first fashion brand. Before graduating college, Amanda was offered a job at Calvin Klein, which she gladly accepted and finished her studies a semester ahead of schedule to start living her dream.

Always interested in learning and growing, Amanda furthered her studies at the fashion institute of technology while working as a full-time fashion designer. Although she was working her dream job, Amanda wanted more; to own her own business. She wanted to create whimsical, bold clothing and accessories. Against the advice of everyone she knew, Amanda quit her job and started the house of Perna. Her designs have been sold in major retailers such as Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s & Neiman Marcus. On a constant quest to push herself, Amanda has also had a variety of experiences and collaborations. She has been featured as a textile designer and fashion illustrator for brands such as hallmark and Neiman Marcus.

She also styles celebrities for national commercials. Above all else, Amanda believes in helping others. She is a mentor to students and works with many new brands to help them achieve their dreams too. P.S. She was also on project runway twice.

BrightStar Credit Union’s Business Networking Event 2/7/19

BrightStar Credit Union’s Business Networking Event
Thursday, 02/07/2019 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Casa Sensei
1200 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Join us for a night of business fun at Casa Sensei, Fort Lauderdale.

Tell us about your business, your goals and accomplishments. Hand out your business card and start networking.

BrightStar Credit Union will be offering 1 complimentary drink and appetizers for the first hour.

Business owners can RSVP by going to www.bscu.org/networking

Don’t miss this great opportunity!

BACCF 2019 – Annual Feijoada – Register & be a Sponsor 2/9/19

BACCF 2019 – Annual Feijoada – Register & be a Sponsor
Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 11:30 am – 03:30 pm
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
2400 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: ​Members: $80.00 After January 23 Member Fee $95.00 Non-Members: $130.00 After January 23 Non-Member Fee $140.00 – All non-members are automatically placed on a waiting list. Children 10 and younger: $35.00 Reserve a table for only an additional $100 – Trustee Members Reserve a table for $50

​Members: $80.00 After January 23 Member Fee $95.00
Non-Members: $130.00 After January 23 Non-Member Fee $140.00 – All non-members are automatically placed on a waiting list.
Children 10 and younger: $35.00
Reserve a table for only an additional $100 – Trustee Members Reserve a table for $50

AAF Creative Zen Presents Adam Garfield, CEO of SpeedETab 1/11/19

AAF Creative Zen Presents Adam Garfield, CEO of SpeedETab
Friday, 01/11/2019 – 08:30 am – 10:00 am
Pipeline Workspaces
100 SE 3rd Ave, 10th floor,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: Free

CreativeZen was born out of a desire for the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation to inspire and engage with the local creative community. It will include coffee and breakfast bites and a short talk on the second Friday morning of every month. #AAFCreativeZen

Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Second Annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon Honoring Melissa Milroy of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 2/12/19

Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Second Annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon Honoring Melissa Milroy of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/12/2019 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Truluck's at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2584A East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $100 per person with complimentary valet parking

Heart Gallery of Broward County & Truluck’s will present the second annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon on Tuesday, February 12, at noon, at Truluck’s restaurant at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. This year’s luncheon, which spotlights those who are making a difference in the lives of children and families, will honor Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. The luncheon will also feature informal modeling, networking opportunities, a raffle and a chance to meet the Heart Gallery leadership team.

A proud Fort Lauderdale native, Melissa Milroy proudly serves as senior marketing manager for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. She joined the Galleria’s marketing team 25 years ago, and in that time, forged numerous partnerships to benefit the community. She is the powerhouse behind the destination’s largest philanthropic campaigns, corporate sponsorship programs and initiatives including the sold-out 12th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand which, this year, raised more than $95,000 for family charities including ARC Broward, Covenant House, Kids in Distress, Jack & Jill Children’s Center, HANDY and Take Stock in Children of Broward County.

A huge fan of community investment and of uniting area business and philanthropic partners to better serve the interests of Fort Lauderdale and help it thrive as a complete, unified region, Milroy serves on the boards of the Transportation Management Association, Beach Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Heart Gallery of Broward County. She is a member of the Marketing Advisory Committee of the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and the International Council of Shopping Centers and recently became a Riverwalk Trustee.
She has been recognized as a family and community advocate with awards from the Boys & Girls Clubs, the March of Dimes and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are $100 per person with complimentary valet parking courtesy of The Galleria. To purchase tickets and learn more, please visit blacktie-southflorida.com.

About Heart Gallery of Broward County
The Heart Gallery of Broward County, one of over 100 independent heart galleries across the country, is a respected not-for-profit committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children. The Heart Gallery of Broward County was introduced in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted, and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. For additional information, or to adopt, volunteer or make a donation, please visit heartgalleryofbroward.org.

About Truluck’s
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House features an exceptional dining concept rooted in environmental stewardship and sustainability. Following all guidelines of the Ocean Conservancy, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House serves only the freshest Florida Stone Crab direct from its fisheries and a fresh-catch seafood menu updated seasonally. The restaurant’s wine program, showcasing 100 selections by the sample, glass and bottle, has been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine with an “Award of Excellence.” In addition to its Fort Lauderdale location at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House also offers dining on Brickell Avenue in Miami and in Naples on 4th Avenue South, next to the Sugden Theater. For additional information and menus, please visit www.trulucks.com.

Living the Dream: A Career in Content 1/21/19

Living the Dream: A Career in Content
Monday, 01/21/2019 – 02:00 pm – 05:15 pm
Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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First-Ever Event Presented By NATPE In Association With The NAACP And The NHFA

“Living the Dream: A Career in Content” Featuring Esai Morales, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Benjamin Lobato and more in Miami on January 21, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 9, 2018) – NATPE, the National Association of Television Program Executives, will present the first ever “Living the Dream: A Career in Content” event in partnership with the NAACP, (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the NHFA (National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts). The event will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019, one day before NATPE Miami 2019 commences, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach Florida.

The special event is designed to assist students, young professionals and others with a desire to enter the entertainment and media industries to learn more about how their dreams can become a reality. Both the NHFA and the NAACP are committed to raising awareness of diversity and inclusion in front and behind the camera as well as in all creative content with the overall mission to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The organizations both have programs to inspire today’s youth and are committed to furthering awareness of multi-cultural content, diversity in media, and inspiring youth to follow their dreams.

World-renowned producer, director, actor and screenwriter Tyler Perry, will deliver the Keynote Address. Mr. Perry is an outstanding example of an individual who began his career with very little and through extraordinary talent and dedication has risen to the top of the industry in all areas of his multi-talented skills. Mr. Perry’s remarks will be followed by a panel headlined by CSI: Los Angeles’ Esai Morales, showrunner for USA’s “Queen of the South”, Benjamin Lobato and Netflix’ “One Day at a Time” showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett, as well as other leading talent, executives, producers and writers who have imbedded storylines of diversity in their works. The final portion of the day’s presentations will be followed by a “Celebration of Creativity”, in which three pre-selected students will present story ideas dealing with diversity live onstage to a panel of industry-leading development executives. The three budding young filmmakers will be selected from the NAACP’s Hollywood Bureau film education program, which searches the country for talented young people in a variety of disciplines, and the NHFA’s whose PitchDC and PitchNY programs showcase authentic and original content ideas from NHFA student scholars, alumni and associates.

“This will be a very special day. A day to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and to inspire and empower young people as they begin a career in entertainment and media. We are honored to be presenting this event, headlined by Tyler Perry, and in association with two of the most respected organizations in America,” said JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE. “I know that those that will attend will be enriched with greater knowledge about the opportunities that lie before them.”

“Martin Luther King, like Cesar Chavez, spent their lives working to become the change they asked us all to become in our beloved country,” said Felix Sanchez, NHFA Chairman and Co-founder, “during these trying times, we look to storytellers to reveal the true narrative of our nation. We applaud NATPE for its leadership to advance these principles.”

“Joining forces with NATPE on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday is right in line with the efforts we put forth to bring diversity to the forefront of everyone’s minds, especially in the world of entertainment,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP. “We are honored to bring students together to hear from one of the greatest creative and business minds of our generation in Tyler Perry, and are excited to reveal the rest of the programming, which will feature top talent and executives from television, as we draw closer to the event.”

All proceeds from the event will go to the NATPE Educational Foundation to support educational initiatives. NATPE will invite students from Miami-area universities and high schools who are interested in getting into the entertainment/media business to the event. Industry execs attending NATPE will also be in attendance to network and engage with students. The NATPE Educational Foundation and its programs are focused on creating new professional opportunities for young professionals looking to pursue a career in Hollywood.

Exit Left Rock and Party Band Premiers at Pub 52 South Miami 1/25/19

Exit Left Rock and Party Band Premiers at Pub 52 South Miami
Friday, 01/25/2019 – 01/26/2019 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Pub 52
5829 S.W. 73 Street,
South Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: FREE

Exit Left is very excited to make their debut at this amazing new gastropub located in the heart of South Miami. Pub 52 is a hip, elegant pub/kitchen with a laid back atmosphere. Great place for happy hour, dinner or both! Play pool, watch tv and/or come by and grab a bite to eat from their incredible menu! Exit Left hits the stage at 8p and will be taking you on a musical journey through the decades. From 1960s – 1980s classic rock to modern and alternative rock hits, reggae, pop rock, danceable classic rock and more. For more information about Pub 52 please visit their website: www.pub52.com For more information about this event and/or for band inquiries, please visit our website: www.exit-left.com See you Friday January 25th!

Opportunities for commercial relations between Brazil & the US 11/16/18

Opportunities for commercial relations between Brazil & the US
Friday, 11/16/2018 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave., 6th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Members: $70.00 Non-Members $95.00

Opportunities for commercial relations between
Brazil & the US
Join us for an interactive discussion with His Excellency Sergio Amaral,
Ambassador of Brazil to the United States

Latin Cafe 2000 Grand Opening 10/25/18

Latin Cafe 2000 Grand Opening
Thursday, 10/25/2018 – 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Latin Cafe 2000
1053 Brickell Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Free

Latin Cafe 2000, is opening its first Brickell location on October 25th.

Join us, starting at 12 P.M. – Croqueta cutting ceremony with Mayor Francis Suarez & Commissioner Ken Russell. Enjoy light bites and a Bustelo Cafecito toast.

4-8 P.M. – Grand opening Happy Hour celebration with light bites, Veza Sur, Kona, Stella Artois samplings & live entertainment

Latin Cafe serves the traditional authentic Latin cuisine like Cuban breakfast, appetizers, salads, soups, desserts, wines, coffee, they also have BRICKELL’S FIRST VENTANITA. They have an amp’d up mixology program with a menu curated by one of South Florida’s top mixologists.

The AstroTwins at 1 Hotel South Beach 11/11/18

The AstroTwins at 1 Hotel South Beach
Sunday, 11/11/2018 – 11/11/2018 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
1 Rooftop at 1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

1 Hotel South Beach invites guests to join in a night of fun with superstar professional astrologers, the AstroTwins. On Sunday, November 11th, also known as 11/11 and a mystical day of spiritual awakening and powerful new beginnings, the AstroTwins will host “11/11 at 1,” a night of open-to-the-public activities. The event will begin with an exclusive meet and greet with the AstroTwins, zodiac-inspired cocktails, an astral photobooth, beats by DJ Yissel, and signed copies of The AstroTwins’ 2019 Horoscope Guide – a 500-page book that lays out the foundation for the year ahead. RSVP at 1sbevents@1hotels.com to automatically enter for the chance to win a private reading with the AstroTwins.

Chefs 4 Neighbors Supports Hurricane Michael Victims and Family Fund 10/24/18

Chefs 4 Neighbors Supports Hurricane Michael Victims and Family Fund
Wednesday, 10/24/2018 – 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $75 minimum donation

The National Hotel, the cinematic Art Deco treasure in the heart of South Beach, is partnering with Neighbors 4 Neighbors, a nationally recognized nonprofit and partner of local broadcast station CBS4, to host Chefs 4 Neighbors, a culinary benefit event to raise funds to support individuals and families with immediate needs. Proceeds from the event will go towards Neighbors 4 Neighbors’ Family Fund and victims of Hurricane Michael through a partnership with Farm Share. The Family Fund program offers financial assistance to otherwise self-sufficient individuals who have an immediate need or emergency, preventing them from entering the cycle of poverty. The Family Fund will purchase supermarket gift cards for families experiencing food insecurity.

“During hard times, people economize by going hungry, and with 37% of Miami-Dade households either in poverty or making ends meet, it is important we host events like these to support those in need in our community, especially true after a natural disaster such as Hurricane Michael,” said Yaser Mohamad, General Manager, National Hotel. “By supporting Neighbors 4 Neighbors’ Family Fund, we are helping restore the financial self-sufficiency of individuals who are willing to work but are temporarily unable to do so or are going through unexpected hardships.”

Once Bitten 10/27/18

Once Bitten
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 11:00 pm – 02:00 am
W Miami, 50th Floor
485 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: 20-1500

Get out your fangs and capes and continue a weekend full of Halloween celebrations at W Miami for the Once Bitten Halloween Party. Starting at 11 p.m. on Saturday October 27 atop the hotel’s 50th floor, guests and vampires alike can dance and revel in celebration of Halloween till the wee hours of the morning. Tickets and table reservations can be purchased on Eventbrite.

The Commonwealth Institute’s Fifteenth Annual Leadership Luncheon 11/9/18

The Commonwealth Institute’s Fifteenth Annual Leadership Luncheon
Friday, 11/09/2018 – 11:30 am – 02:00 pm
Jungle Island- Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Are you ready for South Florida’s biggest and most inspiring luncheon of the year for women leaders? Join us for The Commonwealth Institute’s Fifteenth Annual Leadership Luncheon on Nov. 9 at Jungle Island!

Spend an afternoon learning from our featured speakers—The New York Times’ COO Meredith Levien and Katie Kempner, founder of Kempner Communications and “Perspectives with Katie Kempner”—in an intimate atmosphere and among 300+ like-minded business and professional women. The conversation lasts forty-five minutes followed by a fifteen-minute audience Q&A.

Based in South Florida, TCI is a non-profit organization devoted to advancing businesswomen in leadership. Its membership includes CEOs, senior corporate executives, entrepreneurs, executive directors of nonprofits, emerging leaders and more from multiple industries.

Luncheon – Urban Mobility: a new frontier for aviation – Embraer 10/12/18

Luncheon – Urban Mobility: a new frontier for aviation – Embraer
Friday, 10/12/2018 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave., 6th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Members: $65.00 Non-Members: $90.00

Urban Mobility: a new frontier for aviation

Antonio Campello President & CEO – EmbraerX

Antonio Campello is the President & CEO of Embraer X, an Embraer company dedicated to disrupt the transportation business. He leads innovation teams based in Silicon Valley and Boston, seeking new business models and exponential technologies.

With a career spanning more than 30 years at Embraer, Mr. Campello has held key leadership roles in Corporate Strategy, Corporate Excellence, New Business Development, Technology Development, Program Management, Industrial Integration and Engineering.

Antonio Campello has a PhD in Product Development Management from Loughborough University – UK, a MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In April 2017, Embraer announced a preliminary agreement with Uber to explore the concept of the Uber Elevate Network ecosystem, which will allow the potential development and deployment of small electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) for short-haul urban commutes.

“We share the vision that the state of transportation in congested cities is ripe for innovative solutions, such as on-demand aviation. Embraer’s leadership roles in commercial and business aviation were attained through the introduction of disruptive aircraft and services, and we are confident that our DNA will add value to new concepts in urban transportation as well.”

Center for Social Change Halloween Open House 10/17/18


Center for Social Change Halloween Open House
Wednesday, October 17th, 5:00 PM
Center for Social Change
2103 Coral Way, 2nd floor
Miami, FL 33145
Tickets: Free
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Join us for our Halloween Open House on October 17th to meet local changemakers and learn how you can be part of this collaborative, community-driven environment for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. Costumes are encouraged! We look forward to seeing you all there!

This event is free and open to the public. Light bites and refreshments will be served.

Embraer’s Vision for the Future of Transportation 10/12/18

Embraer’s Vision for the Future of Transportation
Friday, 10/12/2018 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave., 6th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Members: $65.00 Non-Members: $90.00

Embraer’s Vision for the Future of Transportation

Antonio Campello President & CEO – EmbraerX

Antonio Campello is the President & CEO of Embraer X, an Embraer company dedicated to disrupt the transportation business. He leads innovation teams based in Silicon Valley and Boston, seeking new business models and exponential technologies.

With a career spanning more than 30 years at Embraer, Mr. Campello has held key leadership roles in Corporate Strategy, Corporate Excellence, New Business Development, Technology Development, Program Management, Industrial Integration and Engineering.

Antonio Campello has a PhD in Product Development Management from Loughborough University – UK, a MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In April 2017, Embraer announced a preliminary agreement with Uber to explore the concept of the Uber Elevate Network ecosystem, which will allow the potential development and deployment of small electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) for short-haul urban commutes.

“We share the vision that the state of transportation in congested cities is ripe for innovative solutions, such as on-demand aviation. Embraer’s leadership roles in commercial and business aviation were attained through the introduction of disruptive aircraft and services, and we are confident that our DNA will add value to new concepts in urban transportation as well.”

BACCF 2018 – How Disruptive Technology is Changing Corporate Travel 10/2/18

BACCF 2018 – How Disruptive Technology is Changing Corporate Travel
Tuesday, 10/02/2018 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Holland & Knight
701 Brickell Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $25.00

BACCF 2018
DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERIES
featuring
How Disruptive Technology is Changing Corporate Travel

UBER for Business – The Uber for Business case and the trends on ground transportation
Business Traveler Deals – the future of online booking based on membership portal
Holland & Knight – the challenges of the cyber marketplace impacting the hospitality sector
Fees/Admission:
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $25.00

Please note that parking will not be validated. 701 Brickell charges $9.00 per hour

Don’t wait until the last minute to register space is limited and fills up quickly. 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. All cancelations will be charged a $10.00 processing fee. Uncanceled reservations and no-shows are paid in full. *Any reservations made on/after September 27th will not be refunded.

Confab Club with CHARCOAL at The Wynwood Yard 9/20/18

Confab Club with CHARCOAL at The Wynwood Yard
Thursday, 09/20/2018 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $25

Do you Confab? A Confab is a conversation club where the host provides the topics and talking points: Think of it as an informal social gathering centered around dining and discussion.

The best part is, The Wynwood Yard is starting a Confab Club in partnership with Sounds Sweet Entertainment. Share charcuterie and bites off of CHARCOAL’s pop-up tapas de verano menu and glass of wine while you mingle, make conversation and meet new friends at the newly launched Confab Club . Tickets available here.

Ladies Love R House 8/31/18

Ladies Love R House
Friday, 08/31/2018 – 10:00 pm – 03:00 am
R House Wynwood
2727 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Join us every Friday night for Wynwood’s official ladies night, “LADIES LOVE R HOUSE”!

$1 Glasses of Bubbly for ladies all night
$6 Drink Specials all night
HAPPY HOUR 10PM-12AM
***PLUS***
Ladies in groups of 5 with a reservation receive a complimentary bottle of champagne to kick off your Friday fun!*

DJ EFX is taking over the decks this Friday while you enjoy awesome priced drinks, our gorgeous indoor art gallery, a totally renovated lounge & patio area, and the perfect party vibes!

We’ll see you Friday night!
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Reservation and confirmation required*
Email INFO@RHOUSEWYNWOOD.COM to book your complimentary bottle!

R House Party 9/1/18

R House Party
Saturday, 09/01/2018 – 10:00 pm – 03:00 am
R House Wynwood
2727 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Join us Saturday night for our biggest nocturnal bash of the week “R House Party”!

DJ AKSHIN is taking over the decks this Saturday while you enjoy awesome priced drinks, our gorgeous indoor art gallery, a totally renovated lounge & patio area, and the perfect party vibes!
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-NO COVER
-$6 Drink Specials
-$10 Frozen Cocktails
-$100 VIP Bottles of Vodka*
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Email INFO@RHOUSEWYNWOOD.COM
or call 305.576.0201 for VIP party inquiries!

Sustainable Supperclub 9/21/18

Sustainable Supperclub
Friday, 09/21/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jackson Hall
1050 Northwest 14th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: $39

Sustainable Supperclub is back with a Community Feast at Jackson Hall, the only health food hall in the nation. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a dinner featuring 5 unique concepts from Yard Hospitality, using sustainable produce courtesy of Hungry Harvest. Continuing with our mission to raise awareness for food sustainability practice while supporting those in need, we are excited to announce that Evan Lutz, CEO & Founder of Hungry Harvest will be our featured guest speaker of the evening. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.

Guests have the option of electing to purchase:

Dinner Ticket which includes one welcome cocktail

OR

Dinner + Wine & Beer option which allows for beer or wine during dinner

Please note that the Wine & Beer add on will be available to purchase at the door for $25 per person.

Copper 29 Celebrate’s Two Year Anniversary on Miracle Mile 9/6/18

Copper 29 Celebrate’s Two Year Anniversary on Miracle Mile
Thursday, 09/06/2018 – 07:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Copper 29 Bar
206 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 3334
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Mark your calendars & get ready to witness a Thursday Night in Coral Gables like no other.
Copper 29 Bar is celebrating two years on Miracle Mile which calls for a celebration of epic porportions, times two! Join us on September 6, 2018 as Copper 29 Bar celebrates two years of generating good vibes all night, every night.
With RSVP, guests will receive a complimentary welcome cocktail to help get the night started, and will also get to experience Copper 29’s resident DJ’s spinning live all night — all the perfect ingredients for a Thursday Night celebration to remember.
Party kicks off at 7pm and runs until closing, 2am.

Young Professional Networking in Miami | August Edition at Vares Brickell 8/16/18

Young Professional Networking in Miami | August Edition at Vares Brickell
Thursday, 08/16/2018 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Vares Brickell
1250 S.Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130,
Miami, Florida 33130
Website
Cost:

Join us for a mixer for young professionals that wish to network and create a database of interesting people to relate and mingle with. Get to know other young professionals in Miami, see you on Thursday August 16th 6:00-10:00 pm at Vares Brickell (1250 S.Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130)

No cover and a welcome drink available till 7:30pm (only if you register).

Let’s YOPI!

RSVP https://yopimiamivares.eventbrite.com

kick assk on instagram: instagram brand growth 8/22/18

kick assk on instagram: instagram brand growth
Wednesday, 08/22/2018 – 08/08/2018 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
the collective art miami
3454 Northwest 7th Avenue,
miami, Florida 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: free

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MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR PHONE FULLY CHARGED OR A FULLY CHARGED TABLET TO THE EVENT. WE WILL BE WORKING ON INSTAGRAM FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES

Resgistration begins at 6pm.

Lecture starts at 6:30pm SHARP!!!

The Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) Networking Mixer 8/13/18

The Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) Networking Mixer
Thursday, 08/23/2018 – 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
Apothecary 330 Cocktail Club
330 Himarshee Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Website
Cost: $10 suggested donation to the Island City Stage.

The Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Networking Mixer, featuring food, drinks and incredible networking opportunities. Both members and non-members are welcome at this complimentary event. Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards to connect. The event is sponsored by The Apothecary in support of Island City Stage.

Since 2010, GLBX of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce has fostered the business development of LGBT+ businesses and allies to harmoniously work together. Through networking, training platforms and signature events, GLBX has established itself as a viable economic driver aligned with the overall mission of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. This active organization unites and connects businesses, offering an inclusive voice for a more prosperous business environment.

To RSVP, please contact Michael Goodman (Chair, GLBX Council) at michael@goodmanpr.com. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/ycdqrnkq.

Confab Club at The Wynwood Yard 8/23/18

Confab Club at The Wynwood Yard
Thursday, 08/23/2018 – 08/23/2018 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $25

Share a della bowl and glass of wine while you mingle, make conversation and meet new friends at the newly launched Confab Club at The Wynwood Yard. In partnership with Sounds Sweet Entertainment, the small-talk groundwork is taken care of at this informal gathering with prepped topics and programming, making conversation a breeze.

Wine & Clean! Community Clean-Up with HaloVino 8/10/18

Wine & Clean! Community Clean-Up with HaloVino
Friday, 08/10/2018 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10

The Wynwood Yard hosts a special summer edition of our earth-friendly cleanup events featuring wine! Bump up your sustainability game, have fun and meet new friends at this gathering hosted by HaloVino, makers of reusable wine tumblers. Wine & Clean participants will meet at CHARCOAL beer garden + tapas for an initial glass of wine and a complimentary bite to eat, followed by a neighborhood stroll collecting trash with a pit stop at Chef Brian Nasajon’s newest restaurant, Mason, for more splashes of wine in your new reusable tumbler. Finish up back at CHARCOAL for a final sip of wine and a celebratory pat on the back on a job well done!

Right on Target® Cooking Class with Julie Frans 8/15/18

Right on Target® Cooking Class with Julie Frans
Wednesday, 08/15/2018 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $50

This special edition of Right on Target cooking classes features The Yard’s very own director of community and culinary, Julie Frans. Learn how to whip up refreshing summer favorites like watermelon gazpacho and tropical snapper ceviche. Tickets also include crisp seasonal wine pairings.

This series is partially funded by Target Foundation and in partnership with Wellness in the Schools. Part of the proceeds from your ticket will benefit Wellness in the Schools’ programs, which are committed to ending childhood obesity through nutrition and fitness education. Four tickets from each class will be donated to members of the community, including first responders and teachers.

Ladies Love R House 7/27/18

Ladies Love R House
Friday, 07/27/2018 – 10:00 pm – 03:00 am
R House Wynwood
2727 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Join us every Friday night for Wynwood’s official ladies night, “LADIES LOVE R HOUSE”!
A new guest DJ takes over the decks every Friday while you enjoy awesome priced drinks, our gorgeous indoor art gallery, a totally renovated lounge & patio area, and the perfect party vibes!

HAPPY HOUR 10PM-12AM
$1 Glasses of Champagne for ladies all night long
AND
$6 Margaritas all night as well for everyone
***PLUS***

Ladies in groups of 5 receive a complimentary bottle of champagne to kick off your Friday fun!*

Reservation and confirmation required*
Email INFO@RHOUSEWYNWOOD.COM to book your complimentary bottle!

R House Party 7/28/18

R House Party
Saturday, 07/28/2018 – 10:00 pm – 03:00 am
R House Wynwood
2727 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Join us Saturday night for our biggest nocturnal bash of the week “R House Party”!

A new guest DJ takes over the decks every Saturday while you enjoy awesome priced drinks, our gorgeous indoor art gallery, a totally renovated lounge & patio area, and the perfect party vibes!
____________________________________________________

-NO COVER
-$100 VIP Bottles of Vodka*
-$6 Margaritas
-$10 Frozen Rosé
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Email INFO@RHOUSEWYNWOOD.COM
or call 305.576.0201 for VIP party inquiries!

R House Drag Brunch 7/29/18

R House Drag Brunch
Sunday, 07/29/2018 – 11:30 am – 05:00 pm
R House Wynwood
2727 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: brunch packages starting at $40

Join us Sunday July 29th for R House’s Sunday Drag Brunch! It’s the best drag show in town and an incredibly popular Sunday Funday hotspot.

Come and enjoy our wildly entertaining brunch, hosted by guest host TP Lords Lords with special guests:

Taina Norell
Asheeria Pryce
Serenity Dupree
Tayanna Love

Sip bottomless mimosas, watch our queens perform all brunch long, and jam to all your favorite music courtesy of DJ Jody McDonald!

FOR RESERVATIONS:
www.rhousewynwood.com/
Or call (305) 576-0201
2727 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127
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R House Wynwood DRAG BRUNCH
Voted ‘Miami’s Ultimate Summer Party’ by The Miami New Times

and Winners of the 2017 Pink Flamingo Awards for
Best Fine Dining Restaurant and Best Chef; Rocco Carulli!

It’s your birthday? Your brunch is on us!**
**Birthday must be on July 29th/previous or following day, ID and 4 person reservation required

R HOUSE. YOUR BRUNCH.

National Tequila Day at Lolo’s Surf Cantina 7/24/18

National Tequila Day at Lolo’s Surf Cantina
Tuesday, 07/24/2018 – 07/24/2018 06:30 am – 12:00 am
Lolo's Surf Cantina
161 Ocean Dr.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: Free

For National Tequila Day, Lolo’s is taking things to the next-level. In addition to ½ off of all of Lolo’s authentic Mexican tacos and drink specials like $6 house margaritas and $4 house tequila shots for Tacos & Tequila Tuesday, enjoy a special cocktail menu where tequila cocktails by Astral, Milagro, Espolon, Casa Noble, Cazadores and Olmeca Altos will be $8 all day. From 8 p.m. until close, part of Lolo’s Surf Cantina will also turn into a Tequila Convention where each brand will set up a booth to promote their tequila to thirsty guests. After all, Lolo’s is the perfect South of Fifth beachside spot for everything tequila.

Job-A-Palooza 9/13/18

Job-A-Palooza
Thursday, 09/13/2018 – 09/13/2018 09:00 am – 12:30 pm
Broward College – North Regional Library
1100 Coconut Creek Blvd,
Coconut Creek, Florida 33066
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Did you know that, nationwide, just 20% of individuals with disabilities, over age 16, are employed? Victory Living Programs is hosting Job-A-Palooza, a professional development event to help high school and college students (ages 14-21) with disabilities prepare for future employment opportunities. Businesses from all industries, peer mentors (ages 16-21), and students are invited to participate in this half-day event to help combat the high unemployment rate among individuals with disabilities in South Florida. Students will have the chance to interact with supportive peer mentors, learn job-related skills and meet potential employers.

Meet and Greet Artist Tim Forman at the Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) Networking Mixer at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society 7/26/18

Meet and Greet Artist Tim Forman at the Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) Networking Mixer at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Thursday, 07/26/2018 – 07/26/2018 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Please consider a $10 suggested donation to Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

Meet and greet artist Tim Forman at the Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s July networking mixer at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.

Both members and non-members are welcome at this complimentary after-work evening of food, drinks and incredible networking opportunities that will showcase The Art of Tim Forman – colorful and impressionist landscapes of Florida, now on display at the New River Inn on the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Campus.

The grandson of famous Davie dairy farmer, Hamilton Forman, Tim’s family story is intertwined with how arts, health, education, industry and economics have developed over the past century in Broward County. Forman uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us.

. Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards to connect.

Swim The Globe at The National Hotel 7/12/18, 7/13/18, 7/14/18, 7/15/18

Swim The Globe at The National Hotel
Thursday, 07/12/2018 – 07/15/2018 07:00 pm –
The National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost:

The National Hotel is excited to announce its partnership with Swim The Globe (STG), one of the most anticipated Miami Swim Week activations, consisting of daily fashions shows, live entertainment, pop-up shops and more. The event will take place during Miami Swim Week 2018, the world’s largest swim and resort wear trade show. From July 12th to July 15th, STG will be turning up the heat at The National and hosting the hottest runway shows presenting the trendiest swim and resort wear lines from around the world.

Swim The Globe Schedule

Thursday, July 12th: Swim The Globe will kick off the festivities with an opening VIP media reception ceremony and influencer networking event.

Friday, July 13th: The modish fashion experiences at The National will continue with a Caribbean and Latin themed fashion show along with activations providing guests with organic products, fashion-forward accessories, luscious libations and more!

Saturday, July 14th: A French-themed Storm the Beach fashion show will be turning up the heat to honor Bastille Day at 7 pm and accompanied by exquisite French wine tastings.

Sunday, July 15th: Wrapping up the eventful weekend, the Decompression Sunday Pool Party, sponsored by Corona Electric Beach and headlined by the renown Robbie Rivera will include unique activations such as an Art Basil Beauty Bar & Lounge to draw in the crowds with quick beauty makeovers.

The VIP Swim The Globe travel package includes entry to all Swim The Globe events and invitations to off-premise Miami Swim Week shows. To book this package please call 305-532-2311 or visit www.nationalhotel.com for more information.

To purchase tickets to the Swim The Globe events, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miami-stg-swim-week-tickets-46425236131.

MOAD MDC Presents: Resilience Must Be Everyone’s Job in Miami 6/9/18

MOAD MDC Presents: Resilience Must Be Everyone’s Job in Miami
Saturday, 06/09/2018 – 04:00 pm –
Museum of Art and Design @ MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Sam Van Leer, the president and founder of the nonprofit Urban Paradise Guild (UPG), asks how can we fight the causes and effects of climate change while making Miami a better place to live today? Instead of solutions that exclude the public and allow big business to shape policy, Van Leer examines how everyone can get involved in projects such as restoring natural habitats, introducing urban agriculture for low-income families, and engaging the public and local leaders to find new ways to protect the environment. Van Leer has himself led efforts likes these at various parks and urban areas around the county, including ACE Preserve, Amelia Earhart Park, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Branding Lessons from Monster Movies to Domain Names 5/24/18

Branding Lessons from Monster Movies to Domain Names
Thursday, 05/24/2018 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
HUBB Coworking
9675 NW 117th Ave, Suite 405,
Miami, Florida 33178
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

CMO and Author Jeff Sass shares valuable branding and marketing lessons culled from a 30+ year career as a writer, producer, marketer, and entrepreneur. Currently CMO of .CLUB Domains, a new alternative to .com, .org, etc., Sass spent his early career making wild and crazy movies for legendary studio Troma. Lessons he learned from filmmaking have helped him go from B-movies to the C-suite, in multiple industries, and these same tips can help you too.

Agenda:

– Check-in opens | 5:30 PM

– Snacks and Networking | 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

– Presentation by Jeffrey Sass | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

– Networking | 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Let’s Get Social at Miranda Cuisine & Bar 5/31/18

Let’s Get Social at Miranda Cuisine & Bar
Thursday, 05/31/2018 – 12:00 am – 01:30 pm
Miranda Cuisine & Bar
4299 NW 36th Street,
Miami Springs, Florida 33166
Website
Cost: $15 ++

“Let’s Get Social” at Miranda Cuisine & Bar

Miranda Cuisine & Bar invites small business owners to “Let’s Get Social,” a social media lunch & learn coupled with a preview of the restaurant’s NEW executive lunch menu. Hosted by Chat Chow’s executive producer, Giovanny Gutierrez, “Let’s Get Social” is a mini-workshop about utilizing the power of current and emerging online platforms to create an inviting brand image, fuel engagement, and attract more clients. The event will take place on Thursday, May 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The cost for both the workshop and lunch is $15, plus tax and gratuity. Drop a business card and tag @Miranda_Restaurant in an Instagram post for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Miranda Cuisine & Bar.

Spaces are limited to small business owners. To make a reservation, call 786-409-6490 or email Miranda@MirandaMiami.com. Miranda Cuisine & Bar is located inside the chic EB Hotel at 4299 NW 36th Street, Miami Springs, 33166.

Let’s Get Social at Miranda Cuisine and Bar 5/31/18

Let’s Get Social at Miranda Cuisine and Bar
Thursday, 05/31/2018 – 12:00 am – 01:30 pm
Miranda Cuisine & Bar
4299 NW 36th Street,
Miami Springs, Florida 33166
Website
Cost: $15

Miranda Cuisine & Bar invites small business owners to “Let’s Get Social,” a social media lunch & learn coupled with a preview of the restaurant’s NEW executive lunch menu. Hosted by Chat Chow’s executive producer, Giovanny Gutierrez, “Let’s Get Social” is a mini-workshop about utilizing the power of current and emerging online platforms to create an inviting brand image, fuel engagement, and attract more clients. The event will take place on Thursday, May 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The cost for both the workshop and lunch is $15, plus tax and gratuity. Drop a business card and tag @Miranda_Restaurant in an Instagram post for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Miranda Cuisine & Bar.

Spaces are limited to small business owners. To make a reservation, call 786-409-6490 or email www.Miranda@MirandaMiami.com. Miranda Cuisine & Bar is located inside the chic EB Hotel at 4299 NW 36th Street, Miami Springs, 33166.

BACCF 2018 – Excellence Award 6/14/18

BACCF 2018 – Excellence Award
Thursday, 06/14/2018 – 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave., 6th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: $10,000 – Platinum $5,000 – Gold $3000.00 – Silver – Non-members $4,500 BACCF Individual Members – $225.00 Non-Members Individual Invitation – $275.00

BACCF EXCELLENCE AWARD HONORING Mr. Jose Efromovich Chairman of the Board Avianca Brazil

The BACCF Excellence Award was created in 1997 to recognize and reward visionary, innovative and accomplished leaders in many different fields, such as business, science, sports and arts. Every year the BACCF is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of top leaders and their invaluable contributions to the development of corporate relations between Brazil and the United States. Click here for Previous Excellence Award Winners
Excellence Award Sponsorship Opportunities
$10,000 Platinum Sponsorship Level

× Premium reserved seating table for 8 guests with company sign
× 2 seats at the head table with the guest of honor
x Public acknowledgment at the event
× Company Logo and description in the Event’s Official Program
× Company Logo with premium positioning on event invitation
× Eblast to BACCF mailing list
× Post on social media
× Listing on BACCF website with a hyperlink to your website
× Company Logo on all promotional material
× Corporate video (3 minutes, no sound) showing at the event
x Banner ad on BACCF homepage for 6 months
× First-time sponsors only: BACCF Trustee membership for one year
× Clipping with pictures and media coverage
× Listing with Logo in the BACCF Business Directory’s page dedicated to the event

$5,000 Gold Sponsorship Level

× Preferred reserved seating table for 8 guests with company sign
× 2 seats at the head table to be seated with the guest of honor
× Company Logo in the Event’s Official Program
× Company Logo on event invitation
× Eblast to BACCF mailing list
× Post on social media
× Listing on BACCF website with a hyperlink to your website
× Company Logo on all promotional material
× Corporate video (3 minutes, no sound) showing at the event
× First-time sponsors only: BACCF Patron membership for one year

$3,000 Silver Sponsorship Level
$4,500 Non-member fee

× Reserved seating table for 8 guests
× Company Name in the event’s official program
× Company Name on event invitation
× Post on social media
× Company Name on all promotional material

BACCF 2018 – Luncheon with Bernardinho 5/8/18

BACCF 2018 – Luncheon with Bernardinho
Tuesday, 05/08/2018 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave., 6th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: Members: $80.00 Future Members: $130.00

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF) invites you to a discussion on
Achievement & Sustainability

Join us in welcoming Bernardinho, Brazil’s setter for the Brazilian National Volleyball team in the 80’s.
Bernardinho’s career spanned from 1979 to 1986, with significant wins such as the bronze medal in the World Cup in 1981, and the silver in the World Games in Argentina in 1982 and the silver at the Olympic Games in 1984.
Bernardinho coached the women’s Brazilian National team, who were vice-champions in 1994, that same year they also won the Grand Prix, bronze medal at the Olympics in 1996, and the bronze medal in the Sidney.
For the men’s team, besides the nine titles of the World League, he was the coach for the Champions of the World Cup in 2003, of the Olympic games in 2004 and the World Championships in 2006.
On 21 August of 2016 he was the Coach for Brasil’s male volleyball team which won the gold medal in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in a 3 to 0 victory over Italy at the Maracanãzinho stadium.
Bernardinho has one of the most complete resumes of any Brazilian athlete, and now is a motivational speaker. Bernardinho is married to the former volleyball player, Fernanda Venturini, they have two daughters and one son.

Engage in Economic Empowerment Forum 5/12/18

Engage in Economic Empowerment Forum
Saturday, 05/12/2018 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, Florida 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: $20

Economic Empowerment Forum (For your money’s sake!)

LEARN HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES!

Learn techniques on how to improve and increase your overall credit scores
Master your knowledge on how to qualify for a smooth mortgage process
Develop skills to better your financial investments

Guest Speakers:
Alberto Montes | Credit Repair Expert
Oscar Luna | Mortgage Consultant
Wendell Francis | Financial Advisor

Welcome reception with one complimentary glass of wine and appetizers
Cost $20 with Complimentary Valet Parking

RSVP today!

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/18 – 5/10/18

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Tuesday, 05/01/2018 – 05/10/2018 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
Various locations throughout South Florida
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
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 130 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami305 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at 10daysofconnection.org.

For any additional questions please contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
joan@radicalpartners.net
(786) 327-3634

Network the Peruvian Way 4/26/18

Network the Peruvian Way
Thursday, 04/26/2018 – 04/26/2018 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
305 Peruvian Modern Cuisine
3398 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33145
RSVP / Register
Cost:

The Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce Cordially Invites You to a Networking Event. Thursday, April 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 305 Peruvian Modern Cuisine. Located at 3398 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145.

If you would like to attend please rsvp to info@peruvianchamber,org.

Galleria Lofts Presents “Neighborhood Art Soiree” with Works by Lena Luckey Fine Art 4/25/18

Galleria Lofts Presents “Neighborhood Art Soiree” with Works by Lena Luckey Fine Art
Wednesday, 04/25/2018 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Galleria Lofts
1005 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33004

Cost: Free

Galleria Lofts, a collection of 48 contemporary, luxury townhomes offering sophisticated urban living in East Fort Lauderdale, and Giovanni Nicosia of Supreme Title & Escrow are hosting an evening of art and culture at its “Neighborhood Art Soiree” on April 25. Guests will be able to enjoy catered food, cocktails, live music, an art exhibition with works by Lena Luckey Fine Art and more. Guests will also be able to purchase the artwork and tour Galleria Lofts floorplan options.

Located at 1005 N. Federal Highway, the tranquil Galleria Lofts are located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, just ½ mile away from the modernized Galleria Mall, ¾ mile from the beach, and within walking distance from the Gateway Theater, allowing residents to immerse themselves in the urban lifestyle. Incredible shopping, casual to elegant dining, nightlife and day-to-day conveniences are right at Galleria Lofts’ doorstep. Prices for the Galleria Lofts start at $500,000.

The development’s East Building features five unique models; the West Building offers six distinctive models. Offering two-bedroom, two and one half-bath; and three-bedroom, two and one half-bath models, the Galleria Lofts offer two-story homes, measuring from 1,733 to 2,428 square feet. All homes include a private garage. Immediate residences are available. RSVP to 954-779-6972 by April 23. Guests can park behind the retail lot just east of Galleria Lofts.

Ladies Love R House 4/20/18

Ladies Love R House
Friday, 04/20/2018 – 10:00 pm – 02:00 am
R House Wynwood
2727 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127

Cost: Free

Join us this Friday night as we premiere Wynwood’s official ladies night party, “LADIES LOVE R HOUSE”!
DJ EFX is taking over the decks while you enjoy awesome priced drinks, our gorgeous indoor art gallery, a totally renovated lounge & patio area, and the perfect party vibes!

HAPPY HOUR 10PM-12AM
$1 Glasses of Champagne for ladies all night long
AND $5 Signature cocktails all night as well!
PLUS
Ladies in groups of 5 receive a complimentary bottle of champagne to kick off your Friday fun!*
Reservation and confirmation required*
Email INFO@RHOUSEWYNWOOD.COM to book your complimentary bottle!

We’ll see you Friday night!

Ponce Society of Young Professionals Happy Hour 5/8/18

Ponce Society of Young Professionals Happy Hour
Tuesday, 05/08/2018 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Bulla Gastrobar
2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $10

Join the Ponce Society of Young Professionals at our first happy hour of the year for bubbly and bites!

$10 donation includes one signature sangria or beer.

All proceeds will go towards funding Ponce Society of Young Professionals’ service projects.

Urban Warrior Awards 4/19/18

Urban Warrior Awards
Thursday, 04/19/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Mindwarehouse
111 NE 1st Street 7th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: $60-$500

MCAD promotes awareness and appreciation of the ways in which architecture and urban design influence and enhance the quality of life in our community. The new signature event recognizes individuals who have accomplished much to better our urban landscape.

Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association 24th Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon 4/30/18


Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association 24th Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon
Monday, 04/30/2018 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $80-$90

On Monday, April 30th, the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) will honor over 400 hotel employees across Miami-Dade County during their annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon. Over 950 hospitality, corporate and government leaders will join our hoteliers and their management teams to celebrate their hourly hotel employees, the “heart” of our tourism industry. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the event.

The 28 employee categories range from Bellmen and Housekeepers to Culinary and Engineering employees. Additionally, five hotels will be recognized for their excellence in the categories of Diversity, Environmental, Quality, Community Relations and Employee Relations.

BACCF 2018 – Fintech Revolution 4/25/18

BACCF 2018 – Fintech Revolution
Wednesday, 04/25/2018 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave., 6th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Members: $65.00 Future Members: $85.00

Fintech Revolution – what is ahead?

FinTech companies are the new businesses leveraging new technology to create new and better financial services for both consumers and businesses. Many are the verticals in this new trend such as block chain, crypto currencies, digital & mobile payments, capital markets, peer to peer lending & crowdfunding and others.

You are invited to hear from an expert what is going on in Silicon Valley.

John Abbott
John Abbott, age 48, is an entrepreneur and investor with a background in Mergers & Acquisitions. John is chairman of Boom Credit Inc., a consumer online lending platform focused on Latin America markets. Between 2007 and 2016, John served as CEO and later as Chairman of The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET), a consumer internet company. Under John’s tenure, MEET consolidated a series of ‘meet new people’ social networking properties, including MyYearbook for $100MM and Skout for $55MM, resulting in market capitalization increase from approximately $13MM to $325MM. John began his career at JP Morgan, where he worked in the Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions area between 1992 and 2005 in New York and São Paulo. John holds an AB from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University. John is the Technology Advisor to Belvedere Capital Advisor and it is the Investment manager of the Belvedere Fintech Fund.

The Luxe List + Fit Edition 4/8/18

The Luxe List + Fit Edition
Sunday, 04/08/2018 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
SLS Brickell
1300 S Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: $24-$45

Following its debut in November 2017, Marketing Clique’s The Luxe List is back to make a splash on the fitness scene on Sunday, April 8th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. With the goal to unite elite brands and fitness focused individuals for a day of wellness, The Luxe List + FIT will take place poolside at the SLS Brickell rooftop with sponsored workouts, healthy bites and wellness activations. In a time where brands rely on influencer marketing more than ever, The Luxe List connects South Florida’s best known and break out influencers with key brand decision makers for a one-of-a-kind networking experience.

Wynwoods Finest Music Festival 4/14/18, 5/12/18, 6/9/18, 7/14/18, 8/11/18

Wynwoods Finest Music Festival
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 02:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Graffit Gardens
101 NW 36th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free RSVP/ $20 at the door

Wynwood’s Finest Music Festival is a mini music festival in the heart of Wynwood Arts District focused on curating the best local talent and providing all creatives a space to showcase their work, network, and connect with their fans. Our music festival boasts a unique collection of live music, local craft & food vendors, food trucks, drinks, live painters and muralists, graffiti, and of course, our famous Jam Session. During the Jam Session, any musician/vocalist attending the show can jump on stage with their instruments and join other artists in a completely improvised musical set. No other event brings you the raw energy of so many homegrown artists creating and exploring their craft together.
You’ll spend the evening under beautiful drapery, palm trees & barnyard lighting while taking in the moonlit sky, all while jamming out and networking with local artists. Great for all ages and pet friendly. Children under 15 years of age are admitted free.
“The soul of the city can always be found where art, music & conversations abound.” -HumanWrites

Free Coral Gables Networking Event powered by Rockstar Connect 4/4/18

Free Coral Gables Networking Event powered by Rockstar Connect
Sunday, 04/04/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Seasons 52
321 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Coral Gables Networking powered by Rockstar Connect presents an evening of free business networking. All industries and professions welcome.

Coral Gables Networking powered by Rockstar Connect presents an evening of free business networking hosted by Mark Sher.

The What: Free after hours business networking event open to all industries and professions. Bring your business cards.

The Where: Seasons 52 – 321 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

The When: Wedesday, April 4th, 6-8pm.

The Why: Rockstar Connect networking events are widely known as the preeminent functions to friend “successful and intriguing people.”

The Cost: FREE entrance and FREE light delicious complimentary appetizers will be served on a first come first serve basis. All attendees are responsible for their own alcoholic beverages.

To get updates about this event, join Coral Gables Networking powered by Rockstar Connect. Promote this event widely in your sphere. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect at 1-800-205-2327.

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BACCF 2018 – Convinced: The Science of Persuasive Leadership 3/13/18

BACCF 2018 – Convinced: The Science of Persuasive Leadership
Tuesday, 03/13/2018 – 08:30 am – 11:00 am
Shutts & Bowen, LLP
200 S Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $65.00

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF) and Shutts & Bowen LLP invite you to:

Convinced: The Science of Persuasive Leadership

The goal of this session is to provide information and context from the scientific literature on how leaders can be more persuasive. Participants will learn how studies on decision making, persuasion, and leadership can be translated into real-world applications. Participants will leave the session with new mental models, as well as practical examples, of how to incorporate leadership practices that are supported by research.

Presented by: Dr. Ted Cross, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Dr. Ted Cross is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Leadership and Management, as well as the Director of the Master of Applied Leadership & Management program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Cross brings his expertise in leadership and higher education innovation to his teaching and administrative roles. Previously, Ted was the Deputy Chief of Staff at EdPlus and a University Innovation Fellow in the Office of University initiatives (a Special Projects Unit of the Office of the President). Before coming to ASU Ted worked in a variety of faculty and leadership positions at Grand Canyon University. Cross holds a bachelor?s degree from Brigham Young University, an MA from Arizona State University, an MSed from The University of Pennsylvania, a doctorate from Pepperdine University, and a Post Graduate Certificate from The Wharton School of Business.
Complimentary* for Trustee & Patron Members (*discount applied after registration is completed)
Member Fee: $40.00
Future Members: $65.00

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce The Ruby Gala 5/19/18

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce The Ruby Gala
Saturday, 05/19/2018 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $200

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration: “The Ruby Gala,” is presented by Wells Fargo.

The Gala will honor corporate and individual supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBT community.

Over 500 guests are expected to be in attendance to pay tribute to the honorees selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as for their efforts in contributing to the overall well-being and quality of life in South Florida. While at its core, the Gala is a networking event, the evening will have many surprises to make it a fun and memorable experience.

Marty Davis, president of Legal Solutions Group, will again serve as the Gala’s Chairperson and emcee.

“AT&T Business of the Year Award”
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

“Regions Business Person of the Year Award”
Vicki Brail

“MDGLCC Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award”
YES Institute

“Morgan Stanley Bob Balsam Civic Achievement Award”
Roger Thomson

BossMomsMiami 3/21/18

BossMomsMiami
Wednesday, 03/21/2018 – 04:30 pm – 06:30 pm
BizNest
2000 Ponce De Leon Blvd Suite 600,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $15

Come and meet some of Miami’s #BossMoms during an interactive panel presentation that will discuss some of the challenges, experiences, and inspiring career paths of these trailblazing women. Join the conversation, network, and share with other mompreneurs at BizNest. Children of any age are welcome!

2018 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines – West Palm Beach 4/11/18

2018 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines – West Palm Beach
Wednesday, 04/11/2018 – 06:45 pm – 09:30 pm
Meyer Amphitheatre
104 Datura Street,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33410
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Cost: Entry fee is $40 per participant. No registrations accepted after March 14, 2018

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, a three circuit 5K (3.1 mile) Run Walk, will once again wind its way through the streets of West Palm Beach. Known as “Florida’s Largest Office Party”, the run is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits – regardless of company size – and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 20 different industries. Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends and gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory.

As part of the tri-county race circuit, $1 per participant of the West Palm Beach run will benefit United Way.

Miami eCommerce Community Meetup 3/6/18

Miami eCommerce Community Meetup
Tuesday, 03/06/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Blackbird Oridinary
729 Southwest 1st Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free

Meet merchants, developers and the entire PrestaShop Miami Team!

We welcome everyone interested in providing suggestions, encouragement or simply have questions about eCommerce. Whether you speak English, Spanish or Portuguese, we can’t wait to hear from you! It is our goal to educate, spark interest, answer questions and help you succeed.

We’ll be hosting talks with space for people to network and meet each other to share their best practices for eCommerce, online marketing, and web development.

This will be an opportunity for you to:

• Meet with the Miami-based PrestaShop team

• Receive exclusive tips and advice to develop your online business

• Get a sneak peek at the latest PrestaShop news

• Network with fellow PrestaShop merchants, web developers, designers and tech startups.

From 6 pm to 7 pm, PrestaShop merchants will be able to receive a free audit of their online store from one of our eCommerce experts. Contact us in the comments below to book your audit, spots are limited!

Complimentary food and drinks will be served.

We hope to see you there!

The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast powered by Florida Panthers 3/2/18

The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast powered by Florida Panthers
Friday, 03/02/2018 – 07:30 am – 10:30 am
BB&T Center
1 Panther Pkwy,
Sunrise, Florida 33323
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Cost: $75 per person; Table of 10 are $700

The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 5th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast, powered by the Florida Panthers, taking place on Friday, March 2nd, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., at the BB&T Center (1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise, FL 33323). Themed, “I AM,” ten distinguished Broward County women honorees will be awarded in front of family, friends and colleagues. Tickets are on sale now on www.LauderhillChamber.com.

Honorees Include:
• Melida Akiti, Vice President of Ambulatory Care, Memorial Healthcare System
• Major Nichole Anderson, Broward Sheriff’s Office
• Barry-Smith, Director of Community Outreach and Program Services, Habitat for Humanity
• Scarlette Adrienne Clarke, Director of Marketing, Yellow Cab Broward
• Bertha Watson Henry, County Administrator, Broward County
• Dr. Winnifred McPherson, CEO, Virtue Medical Staffing Services, LLC
• Jackie Nespral, Television Anchor, NBC 6
• Juliet Murphy Roulhac, Regional Manager for Corporate External Affairs, Florida Power & Light Company
• Djénane St. Fleur Gourgue, Vice President, Haitian American Chamber of Commerce
• Dr. Victoria Thurston, Retired Elementary School Principal.

VeritageMiami Presents: Craft Beer Tasting 3/8/18

VeritageMiami Presents: Craft Beer Tasting
Thursday, 03/08/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Wynwood Walls
2520 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $45-$55

One of our most popular events, featured top-notch local, regional and national craft breweries complimented by delicious bites from dozens of South Florida restaurants with the artsy, mural-adorned Wynwood Walls as the backdrop.

Guests will have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with restaurant chefs and brewers, while enjoying delicious beer and bites. Guests will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite restaurant and beer at the event!

VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, is a three-day food, beer and wine celebration that is set for Feb 2, Feb 11 and March 8, supporting United Way’s work in education, financial stability and health.

Celebrating its 22nd year, VeritageMiami brings together wine, spirits, beer and food lovers as well as top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries and winemakers, breweries and impressive auction lots. All VeritageMiami events benefits United Way of Miami-Dade’s work in education, financial stability and health. For more information, visit veritagemiami.com, facebook/VeritageMiami twitter.com/VeritageMiam… instagram.com/VeritageMi….

Love Your Lender 2/13/18

Love Your Lender
Tuesday, 02/13/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
CANVAS
90 NE 17th St.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, meet your match…your mortgage match, that is…through a unique take on speed-dating. Attendees of this special free event will go round-robin with expert mortgage lending professionals, giving them a chance to jump-start the home-buying process. Guests will be able to ask tough questions about strategic financial planning, get help mapping out goals, and understand more about the benefits of a Fannie Mae-approved building. These financial advisors can additionally assist interested buyers in getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan. Space is limited. RSVP to reserve your spot.

BACCF 2018 – Workshop – Tax Reform Featuring Ray Lopez-Levi 2/15/18

BACCF 2018 – Workshop – Tax Reform Featuring Ray Lopez-Levi
Thursday, 02/15/2018 – 09:00 am – 11:00 am
Banco do Brasil Americas
1221 Brickell Ave., 6th Floor – Brickell Meeting Room,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: BACCF Member $25 BACCF Future members $45

What you should have been informed before the tax reform and how you may be impacted.

-Do you own any companies abroad?
-Are you a partial owner in a family business?
-Exemption system ? New Law!
-Transition tax ? New Law!
-US Estate Tax Changes
-Mortgage Interest payments
-Corporate Tax

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida will host a workshop with Ray Lopez-Levi (Bio), Founder and Managing Partner at Lopez Levi Lowenstein Glinsky, P.A., a specialized international tax consulting and forensic firm servicing international and domestic private clients.
The content of the workshop will guide participants through: What you should have been informed before the tax reform and how you may be impacted.

BACCF 2018 – Business Card Exchange at Paris 6 1/24/18

BACCF 2018 – Business Card Exchange at Paris 6
Wednesday, 01/24/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Paris 6 Bistro
2200 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Cost: Complimentary

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and Paris 6 Bistro cordially invite you to a Business Card Exchange.

Drink Specials & Hors d’Oeuvres
25% discount for dinner (click here)

Everyone is welcome to join us for networking and happy hour!
Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.

Free Wynwood Elite Networking Event powered by Rockstar Connect 1/9/18

Free Wynwood Elite Networking Event powered by Rockstar Connect
Sunday, 01/09/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Bar Louie
3201 N Miami Avenue, #210,
Miami, Florida 33127

Cost: Free

Wynwood Elite Networking powered by Rockstar Connect presents an evening of free business networking. All industries and professions welcome.

Wynwood Elite Networking powered by Rockstar Connect presents an evening of free business networking hosted by Glenn & Stephanie Haave.

The What: Free after hours business networking event open to all industries and professions. Bring your business cards.

The Where: Bar Louie – 3201 N Miami Ave #210, Miami, FL 33127.

The When: Tueday, January 9th at 6 PM – 8 PM.

The Why: Rockstar Connect networking events are widely known as the preeminent functions to friend “successful and intriguing people.”

The Cost: FREE entrance and FREE light delicious complimentary appetizers will be served on a first come first serve basis. All attendees are responsible for their own alcoholic beverages.

To get updates about this event, join Wynwood Elite Networking powered by Rockstar Connect and promote this event widely in your sphere. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect at 1-800-205-2327.
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Learn about business website design 12/27/17

Learn about business website design
Wednesday, 12/27/2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
HUBB Coworking
9675 NW 117th Ave, Suite 405,
Miami, Florida 33178
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Cost: 25

With 2018 right around the corner, there’s no excuse not to have a website to promote your business online.

Join us for a workshop to learn about what you need to know before you create a website yourself, or before you hire someone to do it for you.

Topics we’ll be covering:
1. Online branding guidelines
2. Web content including images and videos
3 Functionality on Shopify and WordPress (E-commerce and Non-E-commerce)
4. Search engine optimization
5. Social media marketing
…and more!

Use code “REN25” to save 25%.

AMP UP 12/06/17

AMP UP
Tuesday, 12/06/2017 – 12/10/2017 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Casa Faena
3201 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140

Cost: fREE

Toast to a fabulous Miami Art Week at Casa Faena with Amp Up, a daily happy hour event featuring delectable small bites, innovative craft cocktails and live DJ entertainment in the historic hotel’s idyllic Atrium from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Gala in the Garden 2/3/18

Gala in the Garden
Saturday, 02/03/2018 – 02/03/2018 06:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: 1000

Gala in the Garden is Fairchild’s largest annual fundraiser. In its 25th year, guests will enjoy an evening of unmatched beauty, while celebrating and supporting our programs in science education, conservation, horticulture and research.

This black tie formal event begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction in the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center, followed by a seated dinner overlooking Pandanus Lake and dancing under the stars. Featured in Miami Magazine as one of South Florida’s “Top 3” not-to-miss parties, this magical evening in the Garden is the most beautiful and fun-filled event of the social season.

Gala in the Garden 2018 is chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa. Tickets start at $1,000 per person. Tables for 10 start at $10,000. For reservations and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susannah Shubin at sshubin@fairchildgarden.org.

Sola Sessions 12/7/17

Sola Sessions
Thursday, 12/07/2017 – 12/28/2017 09:00 pm – 12:00 am
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Sola Sessions is now bringing live acts to the Social Hall! Joining forces with Buskerfest Miami, the weekly event will introduce you to a variety of local acts every Thursday. Magic Box will be serving their Cuban-American fusion food.

Villa Azur Presents Art Exhibition by Antoine Verglas 12/6/17

Villa Azur Presents Art Exhibition by Antoine Verglas
Wednesday, 12/06/2017 – 12/09/2017 06:30 pm –
Villa Azur
309 23rd ST,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Cost:

Villa Azur Presents an Art Exhibition by Antoine Verglas, Art Basel Week, December 6th – 9th , 2017. Come enjoy Music by Stephan M and wonderful art displayed for your Art Basel Week experience.
Sounds by: DJ- Stephan M
Reservations: reservations@villaazurmiami.com or 305-763-8688
Visit our website: www.villaazurmiami.com

Villa Azur Art Basel Party 12/6/17

Villa Azur Art Basel Party
Wednesday, 12/06/2017 – 06:30 pm –
Villa Azur
309 23rd ST,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Cost:

Villa Azur Presents Miami Art Basel Week Event, December 6th, 2017. Come enjoy Music by Stephan M and Guest DJ Cruz for your Epic Art Basel Week experience.
Sounds by: Guest DJ Cruz
Resident DJ- Stephan M
Reservations: info@villaazurmiami.com or 305-763-8688/ 305-713-5403
Visit our website: www.villaazurmiami.com

Little River Creative Collective: First Look 11/16/17

Little River Creative Collective: First Look
Thursday, 11/16/2017 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Bloommiami
7237 NE 4th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: Free

Hosted by Bloommiami, Little River Creative Collective: First Look, is a special screening event premiering the latest short films of three Little River filmmakers: Andy Flores, Stack House Media and Lulo Rivero

During the night, mingle with local entrepreneurs, enjoy simply good beer from neighborhood brewery, Bousa, and capture the fun with Capture Pod’s interactive photo booth.

As a Little River-based company, Bloommiami established LRCC to provide local innovators a platform to promote their work and present ideas in order to facilitate growth through collaboration and commerce, while protecting the culture and heritage of the neighborhood.

Concrete Cavalry Run Club Presented by Footworks 11/29/17

Concrete Cavalry Run Club Presented by Footworks
Wednesday, 11/29/2017 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: FREE (discounted beers for participants)

A 3-mile run around Wynwood ending with $4 beers at the Social Hall for runners.

White Party at Barrio Wyndwood 10/20/17

White Party at Barrio Wyndwood
Friday, 10/20/2017 – 09:00 pm – 03:00 am
Barrio Mojito Bar and Lounge
299 NW 23 Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Complimentary Admission from 10:00pm-11:45pm on David Garay's List

On DAVID GARAY’s VIP list: Complimentary Admission from 10pm to 11:45pm with a valid ticket

Reduced Admission after

Sounds by:

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Info & RSVP

Call/Txt: 786-985-3520

Barrio Mojito Bar & Lounge at Cafeina Wyndwood

299 NW 23rd Street

Miami, FL