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
Buy Tickets
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

Back by Popular Demand: The Jim and Neesie’s Pasta Making Class and Dinner Series 11/27/19

Back by Popular Demand: The Jim and Neesie’s Pasta Making Class and Dinner Series
Wednesday, 11/27/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Generator Miami
3120 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Eventbrite
Cost: 100

Back by popular demand, The Jim and Neesie will host is Pasta Making Class and Dinner Series held every fourth Wednesday of the month with Chef Daniel Roy on Wednesday, November 27th 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++.

Andy’s Live Fire Bar & Grill 11/14/19

Andy’s Live Fire Bar & Grill
Thursday, 11/14/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Andy's Live Fire Bar & Grill
1843 South Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Website
Cost: $130

In honor of the Seinfeld series, Andy’s Live Fire Bar & Grill is hosting a Seinfeld-themed Dinner on November 14th from 6pm to 10pm. There will be a cocktail hour on the rooftop bar, which includes an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres like mini calzones, shrimp cocktail, and clam’s casino. The four-course Seinfeld themed dinner starts with Elaine’s Big Salad, and three entrée choices. Kenny Roger’s Roast Chicken, Banyan’s Sword Fish “the best in town” and Better Than Sex Seafood Risotto. Completed by an assortment of desserts from your favorite episodes. There will also be trivia, games, costume contest, prizes and yada yada yada. The cost is $130 per person (all inclusive).

Lobster Bar Sea Grille & Saffron Supper Club Team Up to Host a Modern Greek Feast 11/10/19

Lobster Bar Sea Grille & Saffron Supper Club Team Up to Host a Modern Greek Feast
Sunday, 11/10/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach
404 Washington Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: $99

Saffron Supper Club is BACK! On Sunday, November 10th, Saffron Supper Club will host their beloved traveling dinner series for the first time at Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach with a unique Greek feast! The night will be centered around Modern Greek Cooking, a spectacular cookbook by Corporate Executive Chef Pano I. Karatassos of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, Lobster Bar’s parent company, who will be flying down from Atlanta to join guests for this special event. At $65 per person, the evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a private cocktail reception and passed bites, followed by a curated three-course Greek dinner. Served family-style, the menu will consist of nine tastings showcasing Chef Pano’s updated take on Greek flavor combinations and ingredients with dishes like Red Pepper & Feta Spread, Char Grilled Mediterranean Octopus, Whole Fish Royal Dorade steamed in Grape Leaves, and Lamb Chops, and a dessert of Blueberry Galaktoboureko to finish.

Modern Greek Cooking is a compilation of 100 best-loved recipes served at Chef Pano’s award-winning Atlanta restaurant, Kyma, paying homage to the flavors and traditions of Greece, and to the wealth of insight about Greek cooking passed down from his grandmother, as well as his classical French training, and even a touch of his Southern roots. Guests will also have the chance to take home their very own copy of the book for an additional $18.

Seats are limited. All guests must RSVP through Eventbrite via the following ticket link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saffron-supper-club-at-lobster-bar-sea-grille-tickets-79019685005

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty 11/21/19

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty
Thursday, 11/21/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park will present its 16th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa’s Arrival, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. One of the largest tree lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations in South Florida, the event will include the 50’ tree-lighting, live entertainment, interactive activities, retailer pop-up stations and the highly anticipated appearance by Santa Claus.

The popular event is centered around a majestic 50-foot tree adorned with 55,000 colorful twinkling bulbs. Shops at Merrick Park will transform into a winter wonderland with live performances by the Miami Royal Ballet, Coral Gables High School Choir & Band and Miami Senior High School Marching Band plus greetings from holiday characters, giveaways and more. Shops at Merrick Park retailers will pop-up throughout the garden with special promotions and gifts.

One of the event highlights is Santa’s grand arrival down San Lorenzo Avenue on the Coral Gables Fire Department’s fire truck. Master of Ceremonies Belkys Nerey, award-winning co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli a/nd Nicklaus Children’s Health System Interim President and CEO Matthew Love, will flip the magical switch to illuminate the tree, signaling the official start of the holiday shopping season. Shoppers can view and pose with the holiday tree through early January 2020.

In addition, there will be an interactive coloring station compliments of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Adrienne Arsht Center December 3 – 8. For more show information, please visit www.charlieonbroadway.com.

Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys for children in care of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Toy contributors and others can enter to win a variety of exciting prizes from Shops at Merrick Park plus tickets to a performance of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, please call (305) 529-1215, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Come Celebrate Diwali – Festival of Lights at Maska 10/24/19 – 10/27/19


Come Celebrate Diwali – Festival of Lights at Maska

Thursday, 10/24/2019 – 10/27/2019 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Maska Indian Kitchen + Bar
3252 NE 1st ave, Suite 109,
Miami, Florida 33137
Website
Cost: Free

Come celebrate Diwali – Festival of Lights @ Maska from October 24th – 27th. Expect to be transformed to Modern India and try out our new exciting menu debuting Diwali month.

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
RSVP / Register
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
Buy Tickets
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/.

Cameo Fridays Fabolous Hosting in South Beach 10/11/19

Cameo Fridays Fabolous Hosting in South Beach
Friday, 10/11/2019 – 11:00 pm – 05:00 am
CAMEO Nightclub
1445 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: $30 male, $50 males

ARTIST

John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977), known professionally as Fabolous, is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York City. Jackson’s career began when he was a senior in high school and ended up rapping live on American record producer and music executive DJ Clue’s radio show, then on Hot 97. Jackson was subsequently signed by DJ Clue to his label Desert Storm, and later secured a distribution deal with Elektra Records. Fabolous’ first release, Ghetto Fabolous (2001), spawned the hit singles “Can’t Deny It” and “Young’n (Holla Back)”, which led Jackson to prominence. His second release was 2003’s Street Dreams, which was supported by two Top 10 singles “Can’t Let You Go” and “Into You”.

Including the aforementioned songs, Jackson has released a string of hit singles, such as “Trade It All, Pt. 2”, “Breathe”, “Make Me Better”, “Baby Don’t Go”, “Throw It in the Bag” and “You Be Killin’ Em”. He is also known for appearing on several R&B singles, including “Superwoman Pt. II” by Lil’ Mo, “Dip It Low” by Christina Milian, “Shawty Is a 10” by The-Dream, “Addiction” by Ryan Leslie, “I Can’t Hear the Music” by Brutha, “She Got Her Own” by Jamie Foxx, “Say Aah” by Trey Songz, and much more.

In 2004, Jackson signed to Atlantic Records, after leaving Elektra, where he released Real Talk, his first and only album under Atlantic. In 2006, Jackson was let out of his contract with Atlantic and officially signed with Def Jam Recordings. Also in 2006, Jackson founded his own record label, Street Family Records. In 2007, he released From Nothin’ to Somethin’, under Def Jam. In 2009, he would go on to release his fifth album, Loso’s Way. Throughout the years Jackson has released several mixtapes, including several installments of his highly acclaimed There Is No Competition series and The S.O.U.L. Tape series, respectively. He released his sixth album, The Young OG Project, in 2014.

VENUE

Cameo is a multi-level nightclub and music venue located in the heart of South Beach. It has been an iconic part of Miami nightlife since 1983. Over the years Cameo has hosted performances by a variety of different artists from The Red Hot Chili Peppers to Kid Rock to Lil Wayne. Other notable performers include Future, Eminem, Drake, DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti, Tory Lanez, Young Jeezy, YG, Rick Ross, Young Thug and hundreds more.

DRESS CODE

No flip flops. No Shorts – Men.

BOTTLE SERVICE RESERVATIONS

Call 305-459-1131 to order a table/section to lounge in our VIP. Packages include bottles.

Giralda Under the Stars 11/1/19

Giralda Under the Stars
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 11/01/2019 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Giralda Plaza
Giralda Plaza between Ponce de Leon and Galiano Street,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Coral Gables’ signature event, Giralda Under the Stars, returns for its 10th anniversary! Every first Friday of the month from November to April, attendees can enjoy live performances by local bands and al fresco dining at Giralda Plaza restaurants. Presented by the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, each event of the series will feature a unique theme and music variety, making every night of Giralda Under the Stars unmissable!

Al fresco dining is available at the following<br />
    restaurants:

• 77 Sport Bar
• Bangkok Bangkok II
• Clutch Burger
• Coyo Taco
• Divino Ceviche
• Espresso Cubano
• GreenLife Organic Bistro
• KAE by Chef Landa
• La Dorada
• Lorenzo Pizza
• MARA Basque Restaurant
• Miss Saigon Bistro
• Pasion del Cielo
• PokeBao
• Rice Mediterranean Kitchen
• Talavera
• The Bar
• The Local Craft Food & Drink
• Threefold Cafe

Giralda Under the Stars 12/6/19

Giralda Under the Stars
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Giralda Plaza
Giralda Plaza between Ponce de Leon and Galiano Street,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Coral Gables’ signature event, Giralda Under the Stars, returns for its 10th anniversary! Every first Friday of the month from November to April, attendees can enjoy live performances by local bands and al fresco dining at Giralda Plaza restaurants. Presented by the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, each event of the series will feature a unique theme and music variety, making every night of Giralda Under the Stars unmissable!

Al fresco dining is available at the following restaurants:

• 77 Sport Bar
• Bangkok Bangkok II
• Clutch Burger
• Coyo Taco
• Divino Ceviche
• Espresso Cubano
• GreenLife Organic Bistro
• KAE by Chef Landa
• La Dorada
• Lorenzo Pizza
• MARA Basque Restaurant
• Miss Saigon Bistro
• Pasion del Cielo
• PokeBao
• Rice Mediterranean Kitchen
• Talavera
• The Bar
• The Local Craft Food & Drink
• Threefold Cafe

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip” 11/7/19

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip”
Thursday, 11/07/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: A $20 donation provides one complimentary refreshing Tito’s Vodka mixed drink and a delicious tapas and sushi buffet by Sawa Restaurant, plus a doggie dining menu for your dog compliments of Sawa. Other $10 donations can be made for additional drink tickets. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Shops at Merrick Park’s “Bark & Sip” will offer a pet adoption expo, Tito’s Vodka photo booth and a showcase of pet-friendly products and services, plus Sawa Restaurant’s great food and Tito’s Vodka cocktails with donations benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

A pet-themed raffle for prizes such as a luxury dog bed, a weekend of pet sitting, and photography mini-sessions with your special pup will also support the Humane Society.

Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site to showcase adoptable dogs and accept donations. Local businesses such as Art to Save Lives, City Pooch, Creating New Tails, DogExpressions, EquiPaws, Miami Pet Concierge and PetSmart will be showcasing available pet products and services at the event.

Moksha Indian Brasserie’s Second “Dine & Give” Charity Night on October 15 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company 10/15/19

Moksha Indian Brasserie’s Second “Dine & Give” Charity Night on October 15 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company
Tuesday, 10/15/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moksha Indian Brasserie
2823, E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
Website
Cost: Dishes are $30 and under

Moksha Indian Brasserie, a new Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience in east Fort Lauderdale, is excited to host its second “Dine & Give” night as a part of its grand opening celebration. Moksha will support the Slow Burn Theatre Company by donating 40 percent of the evening’s dining proceeds on Tuesday, October 15, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Created in 2009, Slow Burn Theatre Company is a locally based professional theatre company with a mission of providing South Florida’s diverse population with opportunities to experience high quality, challenging, contemporary works of musical theatre through attendance, employment, and/or educational and community outreach programs. It’s 10th anniversary season starts during October 2019 with “Shrek: The Musical.”

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 to the Gulab Jamoon.

Moksha Indian Brasserie launched its “Dine & Give” initiative on September 24 with a benefit for Leadership Broward. The third “Dine & Give” evening featuring Moksha’s progressive menu featuring close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists, will be on Tuesday, October 29, to benefit Stonewall National Museum & Archives.

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 opentable.com.

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale and AutoNation Team Up to Support Breast Cancer Research Funding During October with a Rosé Garden Party 10/19/19

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale and AutoNation Team Up to Support Breast Cancer Research Funding During October with a Rosé Garden Party
Saturday, 10/19/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $15 online from September 2 through October 19, $20 at the door. $10 for additional raffle tickets.

An estimated one in eight U.S. women is expected to develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. While these statistics are alarming, individuals and organizations across the nation continue to do their part to fund vital research seeking a cure. This October, Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is teaming up with AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, to raise awareness for breast cancer as part of a month-long charitable drive, marked by a new signature event, the Rosé Garden Party on Saturday, October 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Galleria Fort Lauderdale location. Proceeds from the ticketed event, which will feature live entertainment, drink specials and raffles, plus sales from specific drinks all month long, will benefit the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.

Throughout the month of October, Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale will donate $2 for every signature pink cocktail and $2 for every glass of Maison Belle Claire Rosé that is sold to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge. The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health area. The DCC’s mission is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida’s only academic-based cancer center – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth — the University of Miami Health System. Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $27.5 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. AutoNation is a proud sponsor of the event.

This month-long effort coincides with AutoNation’s partnership with The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Starting October 1, two gigantic pink reindeer will be prominently displayed throughout the entire month on the exterior of the mall to signify National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A pink themed vehicle will be displayed with the reindeer. This partnership underscores AutoNation’s commitment to driving out cancer. Through its DRV PNK Intiative, the company has raised more than $20 million for cancer research and treatment, placing its iconic pink plates on every vehicle it sells and services from coast to coast.

The month-long fundraiser will be marked by the Rosé Garden Party, a festive soiree featuring signature sips and culinary treats, plus raffles for designer giveaways and spa packages from sought-after brands and premier experiences.

Admission for this ticketed event includes entrance, a glass of Rosé or a signature Pink drink and a raffle ticket. Tickets are available to be purchased online for $15 from September 2 through October 19 at www.rosegardenpartyftl.eventbrite.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door for $20. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each. Fifty percent of proceeds from the pre-sold online tickets and 100% of proceeds from the raffle tickets will be donated to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.

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

Eat Your Heart Out Annual Food and Fun-raiser to benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County 10/3/19

Eat Your Heart Out Annual Food and Fun-raiser to benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County
Thursday, 10/03/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: $100

Presented by Lago Mar, the “Eat Your Heart Out” event benefitting Heart Gallery of Broward County is returning to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 3, at 6 p.m. With a record breaking nearly 30 participating restaurants, this is Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun” raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction.

Attendees at “Eat Your Heart Out” will be treated to a dazzling array of epicurean bites and refreshing beverages from a variety of popular restaurants including Andy’s Live Fire Grill, Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar and Tapas, Blue Martini, Bob Roth’s Grove, Bravo Peruvian Cuisine, BrownBag Popcorn Co., Canyon, Café Maxx, Café Seville, Café Vico, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Culinary Republic, Fitlife Foods, Godiva Chocolatier, Il Mulino, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Moksha Indian Brasserie, Myapapaya, Ocean 2000, Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen, Riverside Market and Café, Seasons 52, Serafina, Sweeter Days, Tarpon River Brewing, Taverna Opa, The Capital Grille, The Mermaid Bar – Neiman Marcus, and Truluck’s.

A respected roster of celebrity guest servers will spice up the event as they show their support for Heart Gallery and share tasty samples from participating restaurants. Servers include Austin Bergman, Robert Boo, Carolyn Burns, Gale Butler, Traci Cloyd, Mark Corbett, David Diaz, Heiko Dobrikow, Joe Feinberg, Ina Lee, Justin Nepola and Karen Prescod.

A silent auction will include great trips, dining opportunities and exciting experiences. A live art demonstration by artist Yankiel Mompeller will be available, courtesy of ArtBeat Galleries. Also, an exclusive raffle will offer two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue and a two night stay for two at the Westin Grand Hotel NYC with daily breakfast which are $50 per ticket. These can be purchased in advance at blacktie-southflorida.com or at the event. A winner will be announced during the event on October 3 (certain restrictions apply).

Heart Gallery of Broward County launched 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. Now in its 6th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.

Tickets are $100 per person and include complimentary valet parking. For tickets, visit blacktie-southflorida.com. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008 or email info@heartgalleryofbroward.org.

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
Facebook
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
Eventbrite
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.

Moksha Indian Brasserie Dine and Give Night with Leadership Broward Foundation 9/24/19

Moksha Indian Brasserie Dine and Give Night with Leadership Broward Foundation
Tuesday, 09/24/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moksha Indian Brasserie
2823 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
Website
Cost:

Moksha Indian Brasserie, a new Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, is excited to host three “Dine & Give” benefit nights as a part of its grand opening celebrations. Donating 40 percent of dining proceeds, Moksha will support Leadership Broward Foundation, Slow Burn Theatre Company and Stonewall National Museum & Archives.

The first Dine & Give event will benefit the county’s premier leadership organization, Leadership Broward. For the past 38 years, Leadership Broward has developed and inspired individuals to serve the Broward County community by helping them expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change.

“We’re excited to present this three-part series of Dine & Give as a great way to celebrate our opening and support the local community,” said Rish Karam, owner of Moksha Indian Brasserie. “It is our pleasure to benefit these three organizations while opening our doors to offer a memorable dining experience.”

The series continues with Dine & Give nights on October 15 (Slow Burn Theatre Company) and October 24 (Stonewall National Museum & Archives) for more opportunities to enjoy Moksha’s progressive menu featuring close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists.

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 opentable.com.

Le Petit Bistrot Grand Opening at The Lincoln Eatery 8/31/19

Le Petit Bistrot Grand Opening at The Lincoln Eatery
Saturday, 08/31/2019 – 08/31/2019 08:00 am – 11:00 pm
The Lincoln Eatery
723 Lincoln Lane North,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: Free

his weekend, Miami Beach’s first food hall, The Lincoln Eatery will be opening their newest concept: Le Petit Bistrot, a traditional French culinary concept featuring a full menu of Parisian-inspired appetizers, entrees, and desserts alongside French wines. To celebrate the launch of the new spot, the first 100 guests to visit Le Petit Bistrot will receive a complimentary French macaron.

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale Presents First-Ever Mom’s Night Out 9/18/19

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale Presents First-Ever Mom’s Night Out on September 18
Wednesday, 09/18/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

South Florida moms take notice – Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is hosting its first-ever Mom’s Night Out on Wednesday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. The highly-anticipated free event aims to celebrate moms and give them a chance to let their hair down during a special evening featuring live musical entertainment, giveaways, drink specials and more. Raffle proceeds will benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

“Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is excited to welcome local moms and give them a much deserved break during our first Mom’s Night Out,” said said Kelly Kayce, events manager at Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale. “This is a thank you for all that moms do plus a chance to give back to the community in support of Heart Gallery of Broward County, which supports some of the most vulnerable in need of loving homes.”

Attendees can expect to let loose on the dance floor 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. Raffle tickets will be available for $5 each.

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

Jaguar Lab With Chef Oscar Del Rivero + Amigos Is Back With Chef Eduardo Lara And Is Ready To Take You On A Culinary Adventure Into The World Of Traditional Mexican Dishes 8/30/19

Jaguar Lab With Chef Oscar Del Rivero + Amigos Is Back With Chef Eduardo Lara And Is Ready To Take You On A Culinary Adventure Into The World Of Traditional Mexican Dishes
Friday, 08/30/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Jaguar Latin American Kitchen
3067 Grand Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost:

Join us for an intimate night at Jaguar Latin American with Chef Oscar Del Rivero to welcome a special guest, Chef Eduardo Lara as he expresses his Mexican roots through his delicious cuisine. Lara was born in Mexico City and moved to Miami 18 years ago. Lara enjoys incorporating his Mexican roots into everything he does. Some of the menu items will include fresas con crema and tacos campechanos which are classic Mexican dishes that will bring a new, delicious twist to Jaguar Lab! Join us on Friday, August 30th, 2019 7:30pm – 9:30pm at Jaguar Latin American Kitchen 3067 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133.

The culinary experience attracts those that are in for a new experience, as each dish will carry a showstopping, palatable appeal. This is a monthly series where Chef Oscar collaborates with local chefs and opposite cuisines all while making the menus attract into a tasty experiential menu.

To RSVP and Save Your Seat:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jaguar-lab-with-chef-eduardo-fajardo-tickets-68834127729

The Traveling Plate Dinner at Tradewinds Park 9/17/19

The Traveling Plate Dinner at Tradewinds Park
Tuesday, 09/17/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tradewinds Park – Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida
3600 W. Sample Road,
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
Website
Cost: 85

Join us Tuesday, September 17, at 7pm, at Tradewinds Park for an intimate dinner featuring Chef Michael Cavanaugh alongside students from Arc Educates.

Arc Broward is excited to announce the return of their pop up supper club with a purpose, the Traveling Plate. The Traveling Plate gives students of Arc Culinary the opportunity to work with local chefs. All the revenue generated through Arc Culinary directly supports the culinary institute’s job placement program, helping students with disabilities and other life challenges transform their lives and build new futures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

One Door East 3rd Anniversary – Porsches, Pastries and Secret Pleasures 8/28/19

One Door East 3rd Anniversary – Porsches, Pastries and Secret Pleasures
Wednesday, 08/28/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Door East
620 S Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

One Door East is proud to present Porsches, Pastries and Secret Pleasures in celebration of our 3rd anniversary. Join us on Wednesday, August 28th for a special art event showcasing the art of pastries and classic cars. This interactive pastry art event features five of the best pastry chefs in the game who will be showcasing decadent displays and creating specialty desserts available for purchase. In addition to the pastry art, check out a lineup of classic cars that will surround One Door East throughout the night. At 7:00 p.m. we’ll be hosting a live painting of a Ferrari in our courtyard. Celebrate with us – you won’t want to miss it.

Featured Pastry Chefs
Laszlo Bollok – Executive Pastry Chef, Valentino and One Door East (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Santiago Puga – Executive Pastry Chef, Ocean Reef Club (Key Largo, FL)
Angel Betancourt – Executive Pastry Chef, The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort (Grand Bahama, Bahamas)
Sylvain Marrari – Executive Pastry Chef, La Centrale (Miami, FL)
Karina Rivera – Pastry Chef at Bachour Bakery + Bistro by Antonio Bachour and Food Network Spring Baking Championship Season 5 Finalist (Miami, FL)

SuViche Fort Lauderdale 4th Anniversary Celebration 8/24/19

SuViche Fort Lauderdale 4th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, 08/24/2019 – 02:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SuViche Fort Lauderdale
401 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

SuViche Fort Lauderdale is celebrating four years with a special anniversary event! Attendees will enjoy Beat the Clock drink specials from 2 pm – 5 pm; BOGO half off sushi rolls; live entertainment by Odd Stars from 6 – 10 pm; and beats by DJ Leo. Event will benefit the Historic Stranahan House Museum.
 
The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to sign up on Eventbrite for a special surprise.

ZEST Brings Carnival Nights To Life With New Dinner Party Series! 8/10/19

ZEST Brings Carnival Nights To Life With New Dinner Party Series!
Saturday, 08/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Zest Miami
200 South Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: 65.00

Carnival Nights, sponsored by Jim Beam and Cruzan Rum, is a vibrant dinner party curated for all who seek to explore, dance, and indulge! This Saturday, August 10, 2019, walk into Caribbean paradise as you’re greeted with “The Beach Bum,” a delicious tropical cocktail with Cruzan Rum, coconut, lime juice, mango, passion fruit, nectar and mint. Patrons will meet Cindy Hutson and be treated to a Carnival-inspired 10-plate course, including Caja China pork roast. Join in on a night to remember with exciting live entertainment from carnival dancers to a dazzling light show!

RSVP on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zest-brings-carnival-nights-to-life-with-new-dinner-party-series-tickets-63770986738#. Those looking to secure bottle service reservations may contact (305) 374-9378. For more information visit https://bit.ly/2wwzlBw or call (305) 374-9378. For up-to-the-minute updates follow @ZestMiami on social media.

Night Owl Cookie Creates a Colada Cookie for Biscayne Bay Brewing … Can’t get more MIAMI than that. 08/10/2019

Night Owl Cookie Creates a Colada Cookie for Biscayne Bay Brewing … Can’t get more MIAMI than that.
Saturday, 08/10/2019 – 08/10/2019 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
8000 NW 25th Street,
Miami, Florida 33122
Eventbrite
Cost: FREE

Night Owl Cookie has created a COLADA cookie for Biscayne Bay Brewing launching this weekend August 10 at 12 PM!

The Most Miami cookie captures the flavors of Biscayne’s La Colada, an English style brown Porter with American Nugget hops, lactose milk sugar and high-quality coffee malt to create a smooth and chocolate tasting beer that is great normal or on Nitro. With a chocolate base, the cookie is then infused with espresso, mixed with milk chocolate chips, and topped with a Biscayne Colada glaze.

WHEN: Saturday, August 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, 8000 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33122

To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colada-cookie-launch-at-biscayne-bay-brewing-company-tickets-66933595185

Rum & Relaxation 8/15/19, 8/16/19, 8/17/19

Rum & Relaxation
Thursday, 08/15/2019 – 08/17/2019 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Circa39 Hotel
3900 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Website
Cost: Free

Calling all rum enthusiasts! In celebration of National Rum Day, August 16, Circa 39 is extending its weekly Rum & Relaxation event for a rum-derful celebration all weekend long. Located in the hotel’s secret garden and mellow tropical hideaway, WunderGarden invites hotel guests and Miami locals alike to wind down from 6 to 9 PM on Thursday, August 15, Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. Nestled in a courtyard surrounded by exotic plants, orchids, and palm trees, this oasis serves as the perfect spot to unwind, catch up with friends over colorful libations, and soak up Miami’s laid-back lifestyle. Snag a seat in the garden and kick it back with delectable rum cocktails, like Rumaway Bride, Moonlit Luau or Hawaii Five Oh!, or sip your way through the Caribbean and build your own rum flight from WunderBar’s collection of more than 75 rum varieties. For this special holiday, wet your whistle with speciality $8 sangria & rum punch, $7 beers, $10 wines, as well as BBQ specials, including $5 bites and $2 sides. The combination of island tunes and bohemian vibes will make you feel like you’re a world away.

The Biltmore Hotel’s Acclaimed Palme D’or Restaurant Celebrates Miami Spice With A New Promotional Dinner Menu 8/1/19 – 9/26/19

The Biltmore Hotel’s Acclaimed Palme D’or Restaurant Celebrates Miami Spice With A New Promotional Dinner Menu
Thursday, 08/01/2019 – 09/26/2019 06:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Palme d’Or at The Biltmore Hotel – Miami
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

The Biltmore Hotel is excited to celebrate Miami Spice Month by providing guests with an opportunity to experience the AAA Five Diamond fine dining restaurant at a promotional price.
Guests will choose from a new three-course dinner menu that comprises traditional French dishes with a modern twist. These options include but are not limited to a stuffed oxtail crepe appetizer, a delectable corvina fish or seared duck breast entrée, and a mouthwatering chocolate cake or macaroon tart dessert.
More information about Palme d’Or’s Miami Spice menu can be found on the Biltmore’s website.

Miami Beach Wine and Beer Taste 8/15/19

Miami Beach Wine and Beer Taste
Thursday, 08/15/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Washington Avenue Business Improvement District
1234 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: $5-$18

The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District Presents a Live Music Series Featuring a Wine & Beer Taste!

15 wine, beer, and live music locations over a 1 mile stretch on Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

A diversity of live music everyone can enjoy

Grab a friend and come enjoy your favorite wines, beers, and try something new while sitting back with locals and tourists alike to take in all the live music.

SuViche Fort Lauderdale 4th Anniversary Celebration 8/24/19

SuViche Fort Lauderdale 4th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, 08/24/2019 – 02:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SuViche
401 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

SuViche Fort Lauderdale is celebrating four years with a special anniversary event! Attendees will enjoy Beat the Clock drink specials from 2 pm – 5 pm; BOGO half off sushi rolls; live entertainment by Odd Stars from 6 – 10 pm; and beats by DJ Leo.

The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to sign up on Eventbrite for a special surprise.

Jaguar Lab is Back with Guest Chef Veronica Guerra 8/2/19

Jaguar Lab is Back with Guest Chef Veronica Guerra
Friday, 08/02/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen
3067 GRAND AVE,
MIAMI, Florida 33133
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Jaguar Lab with Chef Oscar Del Rivero + Friends is a monthly series where Chefs are welcome to push the envelope and experiment. Chef Oscar aims to collaborate with local chefs and opposite cuisines all while making the menus attract into a tasty experiential menu. The culinary experience will attract those that are in for a new experience, as each dish will carry a showstopping, palatable appeal.

Friday, August 2, will feature Chef Veronica Guerra making it a Spanish and Latin American Cuisine Collab for all to experiment one bite at a time.

Summer Lovin is in the air at Peacock Garden Bistro 7/29/19

Summer Lovin is in the air at Peacock Garden Bistro
Monday, 07/30/2019 – 08/31/2019 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Peacock Garden Bistro
2889 McFarlane Road,
Miami, Florida 33133
Website
Cost: Free

Summer Lovin’ had us a blast at Peacock Garden Bistro! Enjoy the twinkle lights and blooming flowers outside on the tropical patio with your loved one. Date night just got better at the Garden with a new way for wining and dining! Join our free wine club for a romantic start to your week with waived cork fees and half off bottles of our finest wines. Whether it is red or white, our wines will be perfectly paired with any of our delicious plates! Event occurs weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more information, visit http://www.peacockspot.jaguarhg.com/ or via phone at (305) 774-3332. Follow @PeacockGardenBistro on all major social media platforms.

Summer Friday Happy Hour at Verde 7/26/19

Summer Friday Happy Hour at Verde
Friday, 07/26/2019 – 08/30/2019 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Miami’s only full-service museum restaurant, Verde, nestled in the Pérez Art Museum Miami, is the perfect place to enjoy refreshing cocktails, pitchers, and punches all summer long while taking in waterfront views of Biscayne Bay. For those who get to take advantage of Summer Fridays and leave the office early, the restaurant is offering happy hour specials from 2 to 4 p.m. including $5 Mojitos, Old Fashioneds, Margaritas, $6 beers, $5 wine and $8 cocktails.

To Write Miami: A Reading With Lynne Barrett 8/28/19

To Write Miami: A Reading With Lynne Barrett
Wednesday, 08/28/2019 – 08/28/2019 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Soya & Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St Miami FL 33132,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Barrett is the award-winning author of three story collections, most recently Magpies, which received the Florida Book Awards gold medal for fiction. Her recent fiction and nonfiction can be found in New Flash Fiction Review, Necessary Fiction, Mystery Tribune, The Miami Rail, The Southern Women’s Review, River Teeth’s Beautiful Things, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Flash! Writing the Very Short Story, and Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Stories Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. She’s the editor of the forthcoming anthology Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida. A recipient of the Edgar Award for best mystery story, Barrett teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University and is editor of The Florida Book Review.

Legends Tavern and Grille’s QUE BBQ Pop-up Experience 8/4/19

Legends Tavern and Grille’s QUE BBQ Pop-up Experience
Sunday, 08/04/2019 – 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Legends Tavern and Grille – Lighthouse Point
3128 N Federal Highway,
Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064
Website
Cost: Free

Legends Tavern and Grille – Lighthouse Point will be hosting its first ever, one-day only pop-up menu experience – QUE BBQ! On August 4, instead of the usual menu, patrons can enjoy heartier dishes, with highlights including 16-Hour Smoked Beef Brisket and a Char – “QUE” – terie Board featuring house cured/smoked millionaire bacon and pork belly burnt ends. There is no cost for this experience; items will be priced separately just like a regular menu.

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++.

“Eat Your Heart Out” Presented by Lago Mar Benefiting Heart Gallery of Broward County 10/3/19

“Eat Your Heart Out” Presented by Lago Mar Benefiting Heart Gallery of Broward County
Thursday, 10/03/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets are $75 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $100 after September 1.

“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun” raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction, returns to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on October 3 at 6 p.m. Presented by Lago Mar, this year’s highly anticipated event will benefit the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

“We are excited to present this annual food and fun celebration to help children in need find loving homes,” said Yvette DuBose, Executive Director of the Heart Gallery of Broward County. “Presented this year by Lago Mar, this will be the best year yet with over 20 area restaurants, new sponsors, our loyal hosts at The Galleria and support from others who continue to help fulfill our important mission.”

Attendees at “Eat Your Heart Out” presented by Lago Mar will be treated to a dazzling array of epicurean bites from a variety of popular restaurants including Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas, Blue Martini, Café Maxx, Café Seville, Café Vico, Culinary Republic, Fitlife Foods, Il Mulino, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Moksha Indian Brasserie, Mayapapaya, Ocean 2000, Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen, Riverside Market and Café, Serafina, Sweeter Days, Tarpon River Brewing, Taverna Opa, The Mermaid Bar – Neiman Marcus, Truluck’s and more.

A respected roster of celebrity guest servers will spice up the event as they show their support for Heart Gallery and provide guests with tasty samples from participating restaurants. Servers to be named at a later date.

Heart Gallery of Broward County launched 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. Now in its 6th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.

Event sponsors include Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim, Marker Construction, Carefree Direct, Moss Foundation, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Talenfield Law, Panache Events, Gold Coast Magazine, Allied Kitchen & Bath, Modular Office Environments, Sharon Gustafson for the Florescue Family Foundation, National Adoption Day, First Priority Audio, Alain Jean, Benedetti Orthodontics, South Florida Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Center, All-Star Recruiting, American National Bank, Roselli & Associates, Teilen System Walls, Health Channels, Heather Lefka – HP Realty, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers, Representative Bobby B. DuBose, Carlos Martin Architects, Inc., Law Office of Michael E. Jones, P.A., Larry & Melissa Rocker, Bomar Builders, De’Marti Design, AIS, Florida Luxurious Properties and Florida Statement Insurance.

Tickets are $75 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $100 after September 1. For tickets, visit blacktie-southflorida.com. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008.

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.

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.

Back to School 80’s Party 8/3/19

Back to School 80’s Party
Saturday, 08/03/2019 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Beach House Pompano
270 North Pompano Beach Blvd,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Website
Cost: Free

Back to the ’80s! Join the celebration by coming to our Back to School 80’s party. Starting at 7pm come enjoy live music while sipping on our $10 drink specials. Sip on Alabama Slammers and Fuzzy Navels while playing games, listening to live music, and living up the last days of summer!

Miami Swim Week kick-off party 7/10/19

Miami Swim Week kick-off party
Wednesday, 07/10/2019 – 07/11/2019 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
Villa Azur
309 23rd ST,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost:

Lens Society Miami is bringing you the opportunity to join industry-leading professionals at a kick-off party for Miami Swim Week at South Beach’s French-Mediterranean dining destination Villa Azur. Ladies attend free and all guests (21 & up) will receive a complimentary drink voucher at the door which can be redeemed for any single item on the special event drink menu (while supplies last). A portion of all ticket sales will go directly to Miami Model Citizens to help provide school supplies for underprivileged children. RSVP to reserve your spot as the guest list is limited on a first-come-first-serve basis and ticket prices are 50% off for advance RSVP.

Raw Storytelling: Uber & Transportation Stories 7/11/19

Raw Storytelling: Uber & Transportation Stories
Thursday, 07/11/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Café Collective
100 N Federal Highway, Suite #C4,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Café Collective is bringing the community together to
share, discover and unite through storytelling.
Unfiltered and uncensored, the event will be centered
around the theme: Uber & Transportation Storieswhich allows each
storyteller to share their experiences in a judgment-free
space. The event will be held from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. and
attendees can register for the event by visiting
RAWStorytelling.org.

Exit Lefts Debut at Casino Miami 2019 6/7/19

Exit Lefts Debut at Casino Miami 2019
Saturday, 07/06/2019 – 07/06/2019 09:00 pm – 01:00 am
Casino Miami
3500 NW 37 Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33142
Website
Cost:

Exit Left is extending the 4th of July celebrations in to the weekend! SATURDAY, July 6th, we will be performing at Casino Miami for the first time! Come on out and help us ROCK the house Exit Left style! It’s absolutely FREE to get in, Exit Left will be bringing you the very best of the best 60s through 2000s rock, alt rock, classic rock, modern rock, pop rock and even some dance funk hits, DJ Leo will be spinning tunes in between sets, drinks start at $3, Vegas-style slot machines and electronic table game area with digital Blackjack and Roulette games! We hit the stage at 9pm. Casino Miami is one of South Florida’s hottest casinos!

11th Annual Little Black Dress Party at Blue Martini Fort Lauderale 7/20/19

11th Annual Little Black Dress Party at Blue Martini Fort Lauderale
Saturday, 07/20/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: $10-$15

Lights, camera, action! Style setters are invited to attend Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale’s 11th Annual Little Black Dress Party on Saturday, July 20, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., at The Galleria. The iconic event will feature live musical entertainment provided by crowd-favorite Higher Ground, as well as designer giveaways and drink specials. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pace Center for Girls Broward, which provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

Party goers are encouraged to don their chicest attire, and while black dresses for women are suggested, they are not required. Attendees can expect to dance the night away and enjoy signature drinks featuring Ketel One Vodka and Veuve Clicquot plus delectable culinary delights.

General admission for this ticketed event includes entrance, a glass of champagne and a raffle ticket for designer giveaways and spa packages from sought-after brands and premier experiences. Tickets are available online now for $10 at www.LBDFTL2019.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door for $15. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each.

For more information, please call (954) 653-2583 or visit www.LBDFTL2019.com. For bottle service and table reservations, please contact Fifi Chavez at (954) 529-4605.

Hot Dog Eating Contest 7/6/19

Hot Dog Eating Contest
Saturday, 07/06/2019 – 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
Tarpon River Brewing,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Don’t be a Weiner! We’re keeping the Fourth of July festivities going with a hot dog eating contest on Saturday, July 6th at 2pm. Guests of all ages can battle it out at chowing down on this American classic for their chance to win some amazing prizes.

Gears & Beers with Conte’s Bike Shop 7/8/19

Gears & Beers with Conte’s Bike Shop
Monday, 07/08/2019 – 12/09/2019 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th Street,,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Join us on the second Monday of every month for a group bike ride with Conte’s Bike Shop!

First we drink, then we ride, then we drink some more and host a RAFFLE with giveaways from both Conte’s and the brewery.

Ride starts at 8pm and goes till 9:30pm. Starts and ends at the brewery. 10-15 mile loop around downtown with a break in the middle. This is a chill pace, roughly 8-12mph, so all bikes are welcome!

Thursday Trivia Night 7/4/19

Thursday Trivia Night
Thursday, 07/04/2019 – 12/26/2019 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Join us and Challenge Entertainment on Thursday nights at 8pm for #LiveTrivia!

FREE TO PLAY – Bring your friends, grab some brews, test your wits, and win gift certificates & more to the brewery :)

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***NATIONAL TRIVIA LEAGUE INFO***

Time to get serious folks! Come play with us and earn points towards the #NationalTriviaLeague playoffs! The qualifying period will run from Jan 1 – June 30th. Once qualifying has concluded, the top FIVE Tarpon River Brewing teams that have accrued the most points will move on to the playoff round, where you’ll get the chance to earn some SERIOUS cash & prizes.

If you make it past the regional semi finals, you’ll qualify to participate in the FINAL finals in Vegas!

Bark N’ Brunch 7/27/19

Bark N’ Brunch
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 11:30 am – 03:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th Street,

Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Brimstone Pines is hosting their popular Bark N’ Brunch on Saturday, July 27th from 11:30am to 3pm and inviting pet lovers to bring their fur babies to the paw-ty. Pups can enjoy their very own complimentary Pupachino (alcohol-free of course) and different dishes from the Dog Menu like Awoof con pollo. Humans can dig into Brimstone favorites on the patio. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Paws 4 You, join and have a paw-some time!

BugFest Mini-Season Kickoff Party 7/23/19

BugFest Mini-Season Kickoff Party
Tuesday, 07/23/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Backflip Beach Bar @ Plunge Beach Resort
4660 El Mar Drive,
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida 33308
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Cost: Free

Plunge Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s laid-back bohemian oasis, will get mini lobster season going with the BugFest Mini-Season Kickoff Party.

On Tuesday, July 23 from 7 to 9 p.m., join fellow lobster lovers and celebrate with live music by the Scuba Cowboy, appearances by ScubaRadio mermaids, fresh bites and free locally-crafted draft beer for the first one hundred people to sign in.

Dance and imbibe steps away from the powdery white sand beaches of the Atlantic and register for the Great Florida Bug Hunt contest or enter the raffle for a thrilling dive trip!

Plunge Beach Resort is located at 4660 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308. In addition to its 163 rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites, it has three onsite dining options, a pool, a fitness center and plenty of modern-day amenities. The hotel’s central location puts travelers in the perfect spot to enjoy all South Florida has to offer.

Toast to America at CityPlace Doral 7/4/19

Toast to America at CityPlace Doral
Thursday, 07/04/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
CityPlace Doral
3450 NW 83RD Avenue Doral,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33166
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Cost: Free

This Independence Day, raise a glass to freedom at CityPlace Doral’s Toast to America bash from 6:30pm to 9pm. Enjoy an evening filled with great food, cocktail specials, fireworks show, and live music by DJ Mezmriz and special guest MarkoPerez.