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
Website
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.

St. Patrick’s Day at Quarterdeck 3/17/20

St. Patrick’s Day at Quarterdeck
Tuesday, 03/17/2020 – 11:00 am – 01:00 am
Quarterdeck Seafood Bar & Neighborhood Grill
1035 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Website
Cost: Free

Get lucky at Quarterdeck Seafood Bar & Grill with delicious St Patty’s Day deals! Wear green, come thirsty and join us on Tuesday, March 17th to strike up some luck of the Irish with our 3 for $12 beer special featuring your choice of Harp, Guinness or Killian Road. Strike up some luck of the Irish as you try our specials on cocktails and bites like the Lily Bell ($11) cocktail made with Tullamore Whiskey, the Irish Eye Coffee Drink, Irish Car Bomb and the Corned Beef Sandwich ($10.99) & Potato Soup. Offers are valid at all Quarterdeck locations!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Tap 42 3/17/20

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Tap 42
Tuesday, 03/17/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale
1411 South Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

Cheers to St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate at any Tap 42 location and enjoy free Jameson Cold Brew samples from 6 to 8 p.m. and $6 Jameson shots all day long.

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch at Tap 42 3/14/20

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch at Tap 42
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 11:30 am – 03:00 pm
Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale
1411 South Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

Pre-game for St. Patrick’s Day at any Tap 42 location with their signature bottomless brunch. Indulge in bottomless mimosas and bloody marys for $25, also enjoy frozen green Irish Mules for $10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Penfolds Wine Dinner 4/29/20

Penfolds Wine Dinner
Wednesday, 04/29/2020 – 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Casa D'Angelo, Ft. Lauderdale
1201 N Federal Hwy #5a,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: $250 Per Person, Plus Tax & Gratuity

Casa D’Angelo, Aventura, Monday, April 27, 2020

Casa D’Angelo, Fort Lauderdale, Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Casa D’Angelo, owned and operated by nationally acclaimed Chef Angelo Elia, is pleased to invite guests to enjoy an exquisite 4-course Wine Pairing Dinner featuring wines from the Penfolds Estate.

Flamingo Flea at Tarpon River Brewing 3/15/20

Flamingo Flea at Tarpon River Brewing
Sunday, 03/15/2020 – 12:00 am – 04:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

Bringing handmade vibes to Tarpon River Brewing Sunday, March 15 from 12 PM – 4 PM. Spend your Sunday surrounded by local creatives showcasing the best vintage, jewelry, skincare, upcycled clothing, homewares, craft batched foods, and handmade accessories in South Florida. Bike, walk, scoot, or drive over.

The SPA at Auberge Beach and SOL Yoga Presents Vino & Vinyasa 3/11/20

The SPA at Auberge Beach and SOL Yoga Presents Vino & Vinyasa
Wednesday, 03/11/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Spa at Auberge Beach
2200 North Ocean Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Florida 33305
Website
Cost: 23

Join our weekly yoga & wine experience on The Spa terrace each Wednesday from 6pm-8pm. Bring your own mat & enjoy luxury spa amenities, a Sol Yoga gift bag, plus a complimentary glass of sparkling wine! Check in begins at 5:30pm.

The SPA at Auberge Beach and SOL Yoga Presents Vino & Vinyasa 3/4/20

The SPA at Auberge Beach and SOL Yoga Presents Vino & Vinyasa
Wednesday, 03/04/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Spa at Auberge Beach
2200 North Ocean Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Florida 33305
Website
Cost: 23

Join our weekly yoga & wine experience on The Spa terrace each Wednesday from 6pm-8pm. Bring your own mat & enjoy luxury spa amenities, a Sol Yoga gift bag, plus a complimentary glass of sparkling wine! Check in begins at 5:30pm.

The SPA at Auberge Beach and SOL Yoga Presents Vino & Vinyasa 3/18/20

The SPA at Auberge Beach and SOL Yoga Presents Vino & Vinyasa
Wednesday, 03/18/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Spa at Auberge Beach
2200 North Ocean Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Florida 33305
Website
Cost: 23

Join our weekly yoga & wine experience on The Spa terrace each Wednesday from 6pm-8pm. Bring your own mat & enjoy luxury spa amenities, a Sol Yoga gift bag, plus a complimentary glass of sparkling wine! Check in begins at 5:30pm.

The SPA at Auberge Beach and SOL Yoga Presents Vino & Vinyasa 3/25/20

The SPA at Auberge Beach and SOL Yoga Presents Vino & Vinyasa
Wednesday, 03/25/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Spa at Auberge Beach
2200 North Ocean Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Florida 33305
Website
Cost: 23

Join our weekly yoga & wine experience on The Spa terrace each Wednesday from 6pm-8pm. Bring your own mat & enjoy luxury spa amenities, a Sol Yoga gift bag, plus a complimentary glass of sparkling wine! Check in begins at 5:30pm.

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
RSVP / Register
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
Website
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

Lips’ “Night of Stars” is the Official SMART Ride Kick-Off Fundraiser 3/5/20

Lips’ “Night of Stars” is the Official SMART Ride Kick-Off Fundraiser
Thursday, 03/05/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334
RSVP / Register
Cost: $50- $75

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will once again present “A Night of Stars,” as the official kick-off fundraiser for the annual SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride 2020), a 165 Mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West planned for this November.

Five celebrity guest servers will be dishing out great food and fun alongside Lips’ very own cast of characters as SMART Ride supporters are dazzled by divas. Chosen for their commitment to the annual bicycling event, Austin Bergman, Rene Cantu, Jeff Honour, Robert Moelius and Carol Moran will camp it up table by table to earn extra tips for the cause.

Lips will present it popular divas impersonator show with witty mistress of ceremonies Nicolette, who regularly hosts every Thursday and Friday nights plus Sunday brunches. Lips leading ladies will entertain as Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Rihanna and Pink with a special guest appearance by Michael Dean as Cher.

Reservations are required for Lips’ “A Night of Stars” to benefit SMART Ride. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes a three-course dinner with soft drinks, gratuity and the show cover charge. A $75 VIP level enjoys the same, plus premium seating and one complimentary drink.

To reserve your seats for Lips’ “A Night of Stars” in support of SMART Ride, please call SMART Ride at (866) 696-7701 or visit www.thesmartride.org/product.stars2019/.

Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History, a photo narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales, at History Fort Lauderdale 3/8/20

Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History, a photo narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales, at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/08/2020 – 05/25/2020 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will celebrate Women’s History Month, World Water Month, and the centennial year of Women’s Suffrage with “Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” a photography narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales. The exhibit will open on March 8, International Women’s Day, with a special reception where attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the subjects and participate in a brief introduction and Q & A with Lisette Morales, via video conference, from 1 – 3 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through May 25 in the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale).

“Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History” addresses women’s issues, social injustice, migration, human rights, environmentalism, and LGBTQ concerns and features Betty Osceola (a Miccosukee grandmother and Everglades conservationist), Sister Maureen Kelleher (37 years as immigration attorney with Legal Aid Broward and Collier Counties), Melanie Oliva (artist and founder of the Artful Activist for social change) and Marta Sicaján (survivor of human trafficking and women’s empowerment leader).

Lisette Morales is a Nicaraguan-born photojournalist and interdisciplinary artist based in Florida. Her camera has been her tool for activism since the early ‘90s when she traveled
through war-torn areas of Central America, documenting the disruption from military conflicts. After surviving domestic violence in her own life, Morales turned to painting and illustration as a mode of catharsis and self-expression. Her work echoes the feminist worldview that she now embodies and has been featured in numerous publications. In recent years, Lisette has returned to photography as her media of choice. Lisette was an official delegate to the United Nations Women 2018 Commission on the Status of Women. She’s a member of the Artful Activist, Zuma Press, The Authority Collective, ArtAid Naples and Colectivo Liminal. Her current project is The Road to Immokalee documenting the women farmworkers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

“Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” is one of several stories that History Fort Lauderdale is proud to spotlight. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Also currently on display is the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit 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.

Entry to the new photography exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.

To RSVP for the opening meet and greet reception, please visit http://bit.ly/HFLThroughTheSawgrass.

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.

Clawsome Saturday’s 3/7/20

Clawsome Saturday’s
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:30 pm
Beach House Pompano
270 N Pompano Beach Blvd,
pompano beach, Florida 33062
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

Beach House is proud to introduce: CLAWSOME SATURDAYS
Join us every Saturday from 11am-3:30pm, starting with our March 7th launch for the BIGGEST DAYTIME ROOFTOP PARTY on Pompano Beach!
Soak in beachfront views. Dance to our DJ spinning the best hits. And Enjoy White Claw Bucket Specials ALL BRUNCH LONG.

Oceanview Booth Rentals are also available. Call 954-607-6530 for more info

You know what they say: “Ain’t no laws when you’re drinking Claws.”

Leap Over Cancer 2/29/20

Leap Over Cancer
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale
1411 South Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33166
Website
Cost:

Leap over Cancer at Tap 42 this Saturday, February 29! This leap day, Tap 42 is partnering with The Dolphins Cancer Challenge to conquer cancer and give support to those who have been affected by it. For every Bottomless Brunch sold from 11 am to 3 pm at all Tap 42 locations, $5 will be donated to the charity organization. The $25 Bottomless Brunch includes, bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Funky Buddha Floridian & 42 Hazy Daze.

Drink Like A Woman 3/8/20

Drink Like A Woman
Sunday, 03/08/2020 – 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
SuViche Fort Lauderdale
401 East Las Olas Boulevard #Suite 150,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost:

SuViche Fort Lauderdale is rolling out a special Drink Like A Woman event to celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8 from 2-6 pm. Ladies dressed in their Sunday’s purple best (think purple tops, pants, and dresses!) can indulge in FREE drinks, all while swaying to the beats of female DJ, Citizen Jane. Plus, those who strike the #EachforEqual pose on the ‘Gram and tag @suviche will receive a $10 gift card to use during their next visit!

To give back to the community, SuViche brand wide will be donating 5% of all sales that day to Women In Distress.

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
Website
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.

Jameson presents St. Patrick’s Weekend at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale 3/12/20

Jameson presents St. Patrick’s Weekend at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 03/12/2020 – 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

Join us as Jameson presents a St. Patrick’s Weekend celebration you will never forget! Enjoy limited time drink specials, live entertainment, and good times! Also expect a lot of green and a possible leprechaun appearance!

Event details:
Thursday, Mar 12th (12pm-12am):
-Buy a shot of Jameson Cold Brew & get a FREE 16 oz Green Wharf Lager
Friday, Mar 13th (12pm-3am):
-Buy a shot of Jameson Cold Brew & get a FREE 16 oz Green Wharf Lager
Saturday, Mar 14th (12pm-3am):
-Buy a shot of Jameson & get a FREE Guinness
Sunday, Mar 15th (12pm-12am):
-Buy a shot of Jameson Cold Brew & get a FREE 16 oz Green Wharf Lager

RSVP now, & receive complimentary St. Patrick’s swag upon check-in!
Presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson presents St. Patrick’s Weekend at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale 3/15/20

Jameson presents St. Patrick’s Weekend at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/15/2020 – 03/15/2020 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

Join us as Jameson presents a St. Patrick’s Weekend celebration you will never forget! Enjoy limited time drink specials, live entertainment, and good times! Also expect a lot of green and a possible leprechaun appearance!

Event details:
Thursday, Mar 12th (12pm-12am):
-Buy a shot of Jameson Cold Brew & get a FREE 16 oz Green Wharf Lager
Friday, Mar 13th (12pm-3am):
-Buy a shot of Jameson Cold Brew & get a FREE 16 oz Green Wharf Lager
Saturday, Mar 14th (12pm-3am):
-Buy a shot of Jameson & get a FREE Guinness
Sunday, Mar 15th (12pm-12am):
-Buy a shot of Jameson Cold Brew & get a FREE 16 oz Green Wharf Lager

RSVP now, & receive complimentary St. Patrick’s swag upon check-in!
Presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey

Ride & Roar 3/7/20

Ride & Roar
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
W Fort Lauderdale
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Eventbrite
Cost: $35

W Fort Lauderdale is pumping it up in style with an amped up workout experience! The resort has teamed up with Ride Element and Roar Station to host Ride & Roar at WET Deck, Fort Lauderdale’s favorite rooftop pool deck. The workout will begin with a calorie-burning, 30-minute spin class led by Ride Element, followed by a fast-paced, 30-minute HIIT workout led by Roar Station. To keep the energy flowing, stay a bit longer for the silent disco party and show off your best festival-themed workout attire. Then enjoy complimentary power shots by AWAY Spa, draft beer samplings by Gulf Stream Brewing Company, and bites by award-winning chef, Stephen Starr.

United Way of Broward County’s Women United to Host Read Across South Florida to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday 2/28/20

United Way of Broward County’s Women United to Host Read Across South Florida to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
Friday, 02/28/2020 – 08:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunland Park Academy
919 NW 13th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Website
Cost: Free

United Way of Broward County’s Women United, a powerful network of women confronting head-on the most critical issues facing the Broward County community, will host the Read Across South Florida to support the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day on February 28. The event takes place three days before Dr. Seuss’ birthday. During the event, approximately 80 women will read “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!” to 500 students at Sunland Park Academy and Lauderdale Manors Elementary in Fort Lauderdale. The event will conclude with a classroom activi-ty and each child will receive a brand-new copy of the book for them to build an at-home library.

Female volunteers are needed. Volunteers do not need to be a donor of United Way of Broward County’s Women United to participate.

When:
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 (3 days before Dr. Seuss’ birthday); 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Where:
Sunland Park Academy
919 NW 13th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

How:
To register, visit unitedwaybroward.org/events/read-across-south-florida.

About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for 80 years. United Way of Broward County fights for the health, educa-tion and financial stability of every person in our community. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org.

About United Way of Broward County’s Women United
For over 15 years, United Way of Broward County’s Women United has been leading the charge and inspiring the change here in Broward County. This powerful network of philanthropic women confronts head-on the most critical issues facing the community. They are a diverse group bound together by their belief in each other, to United Way’s mission and to Broward County. For more information, visit www.unitedwaybroward.org/women-united.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Hosts 13th Annual International Orchid & Garden Festival 4/4/20

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Hosts 13th Annual International Orchid & Garden Festival
Saturday, 04/04/2020 – 04/05/2020 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 N Birch Rd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: $12

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is pleased to welcome back the 13th Annual International Orchid & Garden Festival on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. The Festival welcomes orchid enthusiasts and plant lovers alike to vividly experience – and purchase – diverse, colorful and fragrant varieties of orchids, tropical plants, herbs and fruit trees sold by local and international vendors from Thailand, Malaysia, Ecuador and Hawaii. The two-day event will be taking place from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy orchid and tropical plant displays, food vendors, libations, garden art, orchid care and general gardening lectures, live music and much more.

The 13th Annual International Orchid & Garden Festival is happening during Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ 100th Anniversary year. One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020.

A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. The 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.

When:
Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5; 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Where:
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 North Birch Road Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Cost:
$12; Parking is free.
To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.bonnethouse.org/event/bonnet-house-orchid-festival-2/

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

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.

10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System 4/26/20

10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System
Sunday, 04/26/2020 – 06:00 am – 10:00 am
Huizenga Plaza
32 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: 5K Runner Adult & Youth: $25 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $35 after Walker Adult: $25 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $30 after Walker Youth (ages 5-18): $20 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $25 after Participants can sign up as an adult or youth virtual walker if they cannot attend the event in person but still wish to fundraise. Virtual Walker Adult: $25 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $30 after Virtual Walker Youth (ages 5 – 18): $20 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $25 after

Who/What:
Thousands of walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System on Sunday, April 26. This event is MADD Broward County’s annual signature fundraising event in support of its mission to end drunk driving. Walk Like MADD events take place in over 90 cities across the U.S., including Fort Lauderdale.

The day’s festivities will also include children’s activities, an awards ceremony, live musical performances and vendor/educational booths. The event will be attended by dignitaries including Founder and Volunteer Chairperson Heather Geronemus, MADD CEO Adam Vanek, and honorary chairs Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley and Major Robert Chandler.

Since it was established in 2011, this event has raised over $2 million that stays in our community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs.

“Drunk driving is still the largest traffic safety crisis in America and this event helps raise awareness and funds so that we can see a future with no more victims,” said Geronemus, who established and chaired the Fort Lauderdale event since 2011. Her late father, Dr. Robert Perry Geronemus, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in 2009. “We are thankful for this community that has supported Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k over the past ten years.”
Event sponsors include Signature Sponsor Ultimate Software; Title Sponsors Salah Foundation and UBS; Presenting Sponsor Memorial Healthcare System; State Safety Champion Sponsor Alert Today Florida; Road Guardian Sponsors Aetna, Broward Sheriff’s Foundation and Weinstein Law; Corporate Champion Sponsors BBX Capital, La Croix, Office Depot, OnPoint and SaferWatch; Spotlight Sponsors AAA, The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, Broward College, Crowe, Greenspoon Marder and Westway Towing; In-Kind Sponsor Hoffman’s Chocolates.

Registration: 6–7 a.m.
Event time: 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Race start time: 7:30 a.m.
Children’s 100m MADD Dash start time: 9 a.m.

To register for the 10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System, visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

Event sponsorships are available. Awards will be given for top fundraiser, top team (private and corporate), as well as overall and age-group awards for 5K finishers.

For the most up-to-date event information, visit www.facebook.com/MADDDashFortLaud.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ Concert Under the Stars Presented by The Haller Foundation Featuring SOSOS 3/26/20

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ Concert Under the Stars Presented by The Haller Foundation Featuring SOSOS
Thursday, 03/26/2020 – 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 N. Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $45

SOSOS, a nationally-known band that solely bases its music around acoustic root instruments, will be the performing talent at the March 26 Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ Concert Under the Stars, presented by The Haller Foundation. With Americana, indie, acoustic roots, and folk rock origins, SOSOS incorporates instruments such as upright bass, pump organ, banjo, mandolin, djembe, acoustic guitars, drums, melodica, and even a box of rocks at times. SOSOS is a hometown Fort Lauderdale band.

The March 26 performance is the last of the 2020 Concerts Under the Stars series. The evening will include activities in and around the house, with the concert performance on the tent-covered veranda beneath the moon and stars, rain or shine (seating is provided.) Guests will begin their evening enjoying a complimentary signature cocktail, wine and cheese.

The Concerts Under the Stars series is happening during Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ 100th anniversary year. One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors alike, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020.

When:
Thursday, March 26
6 p.m.: Parking lot opens
6:30 p.m.: Doors open
6:30–7 p.m.: Complimentary wine & cheese
7–8 p.m.: Concert

Where:
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Cost:
Tickets start at $40 for members and $45 for non-members.

How:
To purchase tickets, visit www.bonnethouse.org or call 954-703-2614. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org/events/category/concerts/list/

Photo credit: Adept Studios

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.

Rivertail Brunch 2/23/20

Rivertail Brunch
Sunday, 02/23/2020 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Rivertail
305 S Andrews Ave Ste,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Did someone say brunch? Join us at Rivertail for the launch of brunch on Sunday, February 23. Chef Jose Mendin’s first seafood-focused restaurant will serve up options like Surf Benedicts, poached eggs with brioche toast, yuzu hollandaise and your choice of Maine lobster, salmon rillettes or softshell crab; Crab Chilaquiles, tortilla chips topped with kimchee crab, salsa roja and cotija cheese; Cornbread Pancakes topped with Mike’s hot honey and cotija cheese. Guests will also have an array of brunch libations, including our Bloody Mary and Oyster Shot Bar, along with a variety of Micheladas and Bubbletails.

For any questions, please email info@rivertailftl.com or call (954) 306-2665

Lobster Feast 2/13/20

Lobster Feast
Thursday, 02/13/2020 – 04:00 pm – 12:00 am
Rivertail
305 S Andrews Ave,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $0 – 65

Rivertail is kicking off the month with Lobster Feast this Thursday, February 13. All day, every Thursday, guests can enjoy all you can eat lobster dishes for only $65 per person. Chef Jose Mendin’s lobster-centric menu will include Lobster Rolls, Lobster Grilled Cheese, Lobster Dumplings, Lobster Knuckles Escargot, and a Whole Lobster “Boil”.

For more information please call Rivertail at (954) 306-2665.

Mardi Gras Riverfront Festival at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale 2/23/20

Mardi Gras Riverfront Festival at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 02/23/2020 – 02/23/2020 12:00 am – 03:00 pm
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: This is a free event.

This February we’re bringing Bourbon Street to Fort Lauderdale! Parade on down to The Wharf for the first ever MARDI GRAS RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL WEEKEND featuring LIVE Mardi Gras entertainment, musical performances by 7 piece brass bands, specialty New Orleans inspired cocktails, contests & prizes, and lots & lots of beads! Let the ‘bon temps’ roll!
RSVP now, & receive complimentary Mardi Gras swag upon check-in!

Enjoy Live Music, Eats, Cocktails, & Good Times!
EATS BY: Even Keel, Hou Mei, Lunchroom, Mojo Donuts, & The Piefather
DRESS CODE: Proper Dress Attire Required. Venue reserves the right to deny entry at doorman’s discretion.
DOORS OPEN: 12:00 pm, till late
The Wharf is a 21+ venue. Children accompanied by parents, & leashed dogs welcome before 6pm. Walk-ups welcome!
RSVP, & make a note. Don’t miss the boat!

Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-riverfront-festival-tickets-90900452701?aff=website

Mardi Gras Riverfront Festival at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale 2/22/20

Mardi Gras Riverfront Festival at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 02/21/2020 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

This February we’re bringing Bourbon Street to Fort Lauderdale! Parade on down to The Wharf for the first ever MARDI GRAS RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL WEEKEND featuring LIVE Mardi Gras entertainment, musical performances by 7 piece brass bands, specialty New Orleans inspired cocktails, contests & prizes, and lots & lots of beads! Let the ‘bon temps’ roll!
RSVP now, & receive complimentary Mardi Gras swag upon check-in!

Enjoy Live Music, Eats, Cocktails, & Good Times!
EATS BY: Even Keel, Hou Mei, Lunchroom, Mojo Donuts, & The Piefather
DRESS CODE: Proper Dress Attire Required. Venue reserves the right to deny entry at doorman’s discretion.
DOORS OPEN: 12:00 pm, till late
The Wharf is a 21+ venue. Children accompanied by parents, & leashed dogs welcome before 6pm. Walk-ups welcome!
RSVP, & make a note. Don’t miss the boat!

Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-riverfront-festival-tickets-90900452701?aff=website

Mardi Gras Riverfront Festival at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale 2/21/20

Mardi Gras Riverfront Festival at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 02/21/2020 – 12:00 am – 03:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: This is a free event.

This February we’re bringing Bourbon Street to Fort Lauderdale! Parade on down to The Wharf for the first ever MARDI GRAS RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL WEEKEND featuring LIVE Mardi Gras entertainment, musical performances by 7 piece brass bands, specialty New Orleans inspired cocktails, contests & prizes, and lots & lots of beads! Let the ‘bon temps’ roll!
RSVP now, & receive complimentary Mardi Gras swag upon check-in!

Enjoy Live Music, Eats, Cocktails, & Good Times!
EATS BY: Even Keel, Hou Mei, Lunchroom, Mojo Donuts, & The Piefather
DRESS CODE: Proper Dress Attire Required. Venue reserves the right to deny entry at doorman’s discretion.
DOORS OPEN: 12:00 pm, till late
The Wharf is a 21+ venue. Children accompanied by parents, & leashed dogs welcome before 6pm. Walk-ups welcome!
RSVP, & make a note. Don’t miss the boat!

Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-riverfront-festival-tickets-90900452701?aff=website

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.

Valentine’s Day at Tap 42 2/14/20

Valentine’s Day at Tap 42
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale
1411 South Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost:

V is Vodka this Valentine’s Day at all Tap 42 locations, treat your sweetheart to $5 Tito’s cocktails all day. Happy Hour will be extended with $5 beers, $6 spirits, cocktails and shots, and $7 wines available from 4 p.m. to close. Guests can also enjoy beats by DJs at each Tap 42 location.

Take Me To The River 2nd Anniversary 3/21/20

Take Me To The River 2nd Anniversary
Saturday, 03/21/2020 – 03/21/2020 03:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: This is a free event.

We are so excited to announce that Tarpon River Brewing is hosting the 2nd Annual Take Me To The River Festival on March 21st to celebrate its two year anniversary!

Starting at 3pm and open to the public, Tarpon River Brewing will be closing the back parking lot to host a Backyard BBQ with all your grilling favorites along with a free music festival.

Bands playing during the event:
Jacuzzi Boys
KIDS (First Lauderdale show since signing to Tooth & Nail Records)
Coppertones
Ashley Reda & The Dirty Needs Collective
Electric Supply Company
Mark Dubin & The Honest Liars
Hot Whiskey
Boi Kill Joi

Meet Audrey Wright Peterman, Writer and Environmentalist, during Her Memoir Book Launch and Signing of “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” at History Fort Lauderdale 2/4/20

Meet Audrey Wright Peterman, Writer and Environmentalist, during Her Memoir Book Launch and Signing of “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” at History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/04/2020 – 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
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, will honor the contributions and creativity of our African American community during its annual Black History Month celebration. This year’s events will include the global launch/book signing of “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” a memoir, by writer and environmentalist Audrey Wright Peterman on Tuesday, February 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Living on their sailboat at Cooley’s Marina just west of History Fort Lauderdale, Audrey Peterman and her husband Frank wrote and spoke prolifically for seven years about the environmental challenges and opportunities facing South Florida and the nation. The Petermans have been advocates for the protection of America’s National Parks and publicly-owned lands for more than two decades. They have successfully challenged land managers and successive administrations to do more to include Americans of color as visitors, employees and supporters. In “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” Peterman writes about the formative influences in the Jamaican countryside that gave her the confidence to continue to work to make change in the environmental sector. Going back to her roots, Peterman delves into “old time” Jamaica in a way that will delight audiences that remember those day and intrigue those for whom they are new. The book is a memoir, a history of the environmental movement from the perspective of a Black leader, and a guide to positively influence our response to the climate crisis. Peterman’s efforts have been recognized with various awards including Environmental Hero Award 2000 from Vice President Al Gore and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Outstanding Citizen Advocate Award from the National Parks Conservation Association, (1998) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Outdoor Afro, (2017.)

Additionally, History Fort Lauderdale will host a Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) student exhibition and sale. Visitors of all ages are also encouraged to view the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit 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. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting Caribbean, Latinx and women artists sharing their views of history.

The book signing is free. Entry to the show and sale is included with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.

To RSVP for the global book launch of Audrey Wright Peterman’s “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” visit http://bit.ly/AWrightPetermanBook.

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.

Valentino Cucina Italiana 2/12/20

Valentino Cucina Italiana
Wednesday, 02/12/2020 – 02/12/2020 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Valentino Cucina Italiana
620 South Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: 150

Valentino Cucina Italiana invites you to the Hartford Court Wine Dinner with Hailey Hartford, co-owner of Hartford Family Winery located in the Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California). Join us for a once in a lifetime collaboration between Valentino, and Hailey Hartford, an event designed to take you on a culinary journey.

Each dish in this five-course tasting menu was thoughtfully designed to pair with each of our featured Russian River, Four Hearts Single Vineyard and Hailey’s Block Wines. For more information, please contact info@valentinocucinaitaliana.com.

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Price: $150 per person, not including tax and gratuity
Time: Reception – 6:30 p.m., Dinner – 7:00 p.m.

Menu

Reception: Passed Hors D’oeuvres paired with Rose’ of Pinot Noir 2018
Course One: Maine lobster, bone marrow, citrus and hearts of palm paired with Russian River, Chardonnay 2017
Course Two: Risotto, diver scallops, sea urchin and celery root paired with Four Hearts Single Vineyard, Chardonnay 2017
Course Three: “Lambchetta,” barlotti beans, swiss chard and cranberry mostarda paired with Russian River, Pinot Noir 2017
Course Four: Spinalis, pomme puree, carrot and hen of the woods paired with Hailey’s Block, Pinot Noir 2016
Course Five: Artisan cheese, truffle and fruit compote paired with Russian River, Zinfandel 2017

Valentine’s Day Speed Dating at Tarpon River Brewing 2/14/20

Valentine’s Day Speed Dating at Tarpon River Brewing
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th St.,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $10

If you’re single and ready to mingle, Tarpon River Brewing will be hosting a Speed Dating Event with South Florida Speed Dating on Friday, February 14th from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Spend the evening mingling with other singles this Valentine’s Day and make new connections.

Please select the link below to purchase tickets ($10 per person).
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valentines-day-south-florida-speed-dating-event-ages-30s-and-40s-tickets-91500473379?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3iEoxrcGuZZPJmtkAsbe9KciC9i5e6O6HR9BhpiZ6fDvsylKVf7VdNgR4

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “Divas Thru The Ages” 3/7/20

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “Divas Thru The Ages”
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: General admission tickets for “Divas Thru The Ages” are $25, VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) is celebrating female music legends and others from the past 100 years during their spring show, “Divas Thru The Ages.” Attendees will enjoy timeless hits that will live on forever from favorites like Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and Tina Turner.

This musical journey will feature hits from Diana Ross, Gloria Gaynor, Idina Menzel, Bette Midler and the Andrew Sisters. Recognizable songs will include “New York, New York” by Liza Minnelli, “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle, a medley of “Man That Got Away” and “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland plus more!

General admission tickets for “Divas Thru The Ages” are $25, VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee and are available online at http://ftlgmc.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling (954) 832-0060.

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.

Puppy Love at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale 2/15/20

Puppy Love at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 02/15/2020 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

Join us for a Paw-some Valentine’s Day event at the Wharf! Enjoy complimentary dog treats & $25 Côtes de Provence Rosé bottles until 4pm!
About this Event
Bring along your four-legged friends for a Valentine’s Day brunch and dog meetup on february 15th! Come hang out by the Miami River and enjoy $25 bottles of Côtes de Provence Rosé from 12-4pm! Also spoil your puppy with complimentary dog treats by Mila’s Bakery, enjoy Special Valentine’s teats, and also enjoy our limited time offering of Heart-Shaped Pizza from Piefather as well!

Event Details:
$25 bottles of Côtes de Provence Rosé (available from Noon-4pm)
-Piefather Heart-Shaped Pizza
-Mila’s Bakery complimentary dog treats
-Special Valentine’s treats

Brought to you by The Wharf Fort Lauderdale

Valentine’s Day at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale 2/14/20

Valentine’s Day at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: This is a free event.

Swipe Right on yourself this Valentine’s Day and celebrate at the Wharf! Enjoy our on the clock specials for Mules, Mojitos, & Margaritas!
The Wharf is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with our Swipe Right Happy Hour, with on the clock specials feat. Mules, Margaritas, and Mojitos, starting at $4 from 4pm to 7pm.
Swipe Right Happy Hour (from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm):
Starting at $4, enjoy on the clock specials on Mules, Mojitos, & Margaritas, from 4-7pm.

Galentine’s Day at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale 2/13/20

Galentine’s Day at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 02/13/2020 – 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: This is a free event.

What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year! Celebrate your bestie this year on Galentine’s Day at the Wharf! Ladies enjoy a Complimentary Welcome Champagne, and Happy Hour specials!
Spend your Galentine’s Day at the Wharf enjoying a Complimentary Welcome Champagne for Ladies, along with our #Knot Your Average Thursday Happy Hour specials!
Happy Hour Special (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm): $1 Wharf Lager + $3 Wine by the glass.

Valentine’s Day at Beach House Pompano 2/14/20

Valentine’s Day at Beach House Pompano
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beach House Pompano
270 N Pompano Beach Blvd,
pompano beach, Florida 33062
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Cost: $0 – $150

Celebrate Valentine’s Day overlooking the Atlantic ocean at Beach House Pompano. For $150 per couple, guests can indulge in a four-course prix fixe dinner menu on the rooftop in either a booth or table. Beach House will set the mood with a variety of live romantic music

To make reservations please call Beach House Pompano at (954) 607-6530

Black History Month – Dillard Center for the Arts Student Art Show and Sale at History Fort Lauderdale 2/2/20

Black History Month – Dillard Center for the Arts Student Art Show and Sale at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 02/02/2020 – 02/28/2020 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost:

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor the contributions and creativity of our African American community during its annual Black History Month celebration. This year’s events will include a Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) student exhibition and sale with an opportunity to meet the artists and guest curator/instructor Celestin Joseph on Sunday, February 2, from 1 – 3 p.m.

In addition to History Fort Lauderdale’s annual Black History Month celebration, visitors of all ages will enjoy the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit 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. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting Caribbean, Latin and women artists sharing their views of history.

Entry to the show and sale is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.
To RSVP for the Dillard Center for the Arts’ student artist meet and greet, visit http://bit.ly/DillardArtistsMeet2020.

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.

Super Bowl Backyard BBQ at Rivertail 2/2/20

Super Bowl Backyard BBQ at Rivertail
Sunday, 02/02/2020 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Rivertail
305 S Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $0 – $150

Join Chef Jose Mendin at Rivertail for a Super Bowl Backyard BBQ Celebration! Chef Mendin will be inviting a special guest chef to do a very unique and super cool Seafood BBQ culinary experience.

For any questions, please email info@rivertailftl.com or call (954) 306-2665

Valentine’s Day at Rivertail 2/14/20

Valentine’s Day at Rivertail
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
Rivertail
305 S Andrews Ave Ste. 123,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $69 – $95

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with “Reel Good” Seafood overlooking the historic river. For $69 per person enjoy Rivertail favorites such as Crab Donuts or add on a wine pairing for $25 per person.

For any questions, please email info@rivertailftl.com or call (954) 306-2665

Super Bowl Watch Party at The Wharf 2/2/20

Super Bowl Watch Party at The Wharf
Sunday, 02/02/2020 – 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $0 – $762

Come watch the MAIN EVENT on TWO GIANT SCREENS (with Game Audio) at The Wharf Ft Lauderdale! Complimentary RSVP & Bottle Packages available!

Event Description:
Come out & watch the BIG GAME on TWO GIANT SCREENS with your friends, family, & pups. We will have GAME SOUND on this day, as well as live music during the commercial breaks, during this special event. Enjoy special game day table packages curated for this special event.

BIG GAME Watch Party Details:
– TWO Giant Screens under our inside-tent, and on our riverfront deck.

  • GAME AUDIO during the game, and LIVE music before the game, during the commercial breaks, & after the game.

  • Table packages available for purchase (*Limited amount)

For any questions in regards to our table packages, please email hello@wharfftl.com or call 954.372.7606

Rebuilding Together Broward County’s Inaugural Black Dresses & Blueprints 2/6/20

Rebuilding Together Broward County’s Inaugural Black Dresses & Blueprints
Thursday, 02/06/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: $125 per ticket

Rebuilding Together Broward County, a nonprofit organization that brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low income homeowners, is hosting its inaugural “Black Dresses & Blueprints,” a cocktail reception and awards ceremony celebrating women in the construction industry. The event will recognize outstanding women who are leaders within and have made an impact in the construction industry and their community.

Honorees will include Beth Azor, president and owner of Azor Advisory Services; Debbie Danto, COO and owner of Danto Builders; and Traci Miller, senior vice president and shareholder with Miller Construction. Alexandrea Torti will be honored with the Young Rebuilder Award.

More than 150 guests ― including companies and individuals in construction-related industries and focused on housing issues, senior citizens and veterans, including local leaders and influencers ― are expected to attend. The fundraising objective of the event is $100,000. Cocktail attire is preferred.

“Raised In The 954” Free Concert and Family-Friendly Events in Celebration of The Big Game 1/31/20

“Raised In The 954” Free Concert and Family-Friendly Events in Celebration of The Big Game
Friday, 01/31/2020 – 04:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: Free

Friday night celebrates the next generation of leaders to come out of Broward County both on and off the field. Attendees are encouraged to come early for the Taste the Wave Tailgate Zone featuring beachside restaurants on the new Las Olas Festival Street. Restaurants dishing out game-day favorites include Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Con Murphy’s Ocean Bar & Grill, Naked Crab at B Ocean Resort, Spazio, The Sweet Spot by Cafe Ibiza, and Tsukuro, with more to be announced.

Sponsored by City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Improvement District (BID) Community, the family-friendly programming which highlights the local community through food, art, fitness and live music experiences, as well as its strong ties to professional football, is the only free to the public event sanctioned by the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee in Fort Lauderdale.

Society Las Olas presents… HAIII On Socitey 1/25/20

Society Las Olas presents… HAIII On Socitey
Saturday, 01/25/2020 – 01/25/2020 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Society Las Olas
21 W 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Society Las Olas presents… HAIII On Socitey

Join us on Saturday, January 25 for the opening of HAIII on Society by experiential artist, Haiiileen at the Society Las Olas leasing center in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Explore the multimedia, futuristic exhibit featuring visuals, sounds and emotions that will transport viewers through experimentation with light effects, sculpture and audio. Surround yourself with multimedia psychedelic arrangements which coincides with the opening of the Society Las Olas leasing center.

HAIII on Society will be on display for the public from Saturday, January 25 through the end of April. The leasing office will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

About Haiiileen
First-generation Cuban-American and Miami, FL native Aileen Quintana, also known as Haiiileen, is an interdisciplinary artist known for her neo-acid experimental works that span through several different mediums and facets. Haiiileen has worked on several commissions for III Points, Space Miami, SoHo Beach House, The City of Miami Beach, Art Basel, Frost Museum of Science and more.

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address: 21 W 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

PlumpJack, Cade and Odette Wine Dinner 1/22/20

PlumpJack, Cade and Odette Wine Dinner
Wednesday, 01/22/2020 – 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Casa D'Angelo
1201 N Federal Hwy #5a,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: $325

Casa D’Angelo, owned and operated by nationally acclaimed Chef Angelo Elia, is pleased to invite guests to enjoy an exquisite 4-course wine pairing dinner featuring wines from the PlumpJack, Cade, and Odette Estates. $325/person plus tax and gratuity. Space is very limited. Kindly RSVP to Casa D’Angelo by calling 954.564.1234 or email alysham@casa-d-angelo.com.

To view the full menu visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/724121357996902/

10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K VIP Kick-Off Party 1/29/20

10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K VIP Kick-Off Party
Wednesday, 01/29/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
BBX Capital
401 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost:

MADD Broward County is kicking off the 10th anniversary of Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K with an uplifting and meaningful event at BBX Capital in Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy light bites and canapés from Bravo Peruvian Cuisine, sweets by Hoffman’s Chocolates, mocktails, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more. Money raised stays in this community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving.

Special guests include MADD National Board Chair Heather Geronemus, Matthew “Whiz” Buckley, Major Robert Chandler and other local dignitaries.

Donation items are being accepted for the kick-off party’s silent auction. For more information, contact madddash@gmail.com.

The 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. More than 3,000 walkers and runners are expected to attend the event, chaired again this year by Volunteer Chairperson and Founder Heather Geronemus. Joining Geronemus on April 26 are honorary chairs Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley and Major Robert Chandler, commander of Troop L, the Florida Highway Patrol’s third largest troop. Since it was launched in 2011, Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $2 million, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

For more information about the 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

When:
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Where:
BBX Capital
401 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Why:
To raise awareness and funds to stop drunk and drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Cost:
$25 per person

How:
To RSVP for the VIP Kick-Off Party, visit http://bit.ly/MADD2020Kickoff

ABOUT MADD
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. In South Florida, the chapter’s annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised more than $2 million since 2011. MADD’s Broward and Palm Beach chapters facilitate hundreds of free events each year to educate youth and parents on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

Chinese New Year 1/25/20

Chinese New Year
Saturday, 01/25/2020 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: This is a free event.

Join us on Saturday, January 25th, as we celebrate the start of the year of the rat alongside the New Riverfront, featuring LIVE Chinese dragon performances, Chinese decór, & More!

Bottle Special Details: $25 bottles of Côtes De Provence Rosé (12pm-4pm)

For table reservations please email hello@wharfftl.com

Flamingo Flea at Tarpon River Brewing 1/26/20

Flamingo Flea at Tarpon River Brewing
Sunday, 01/26/2020 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: This is a free event.

Bringing handmade vibes to Tarpon River Brewing Sunday, January 26th from 12 PM – 4 PM. Spend your Sunday surrounded by local creatives showcasing the best vintage, jewelry, skincare, upcycled clothing, homewares, craft batched foods, and handmade accessories in South Florida. Bike, walk, scoot, or drive over.

The SPA at Auberge Beach Partners with SOL Yoga for Vino & Vinyasa 1/15/20

The SPA at Auberge Beach Partners with SOL Yoga for Vino & Vinyasa
Wednesday, 01/15/2020 – 01/29/2020 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
The SPA at Auberge Beach Partners with SOL Yoga for Vino & Vinyasa
2200 N Ocean Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305
Website
Cost: $20

The SPA at Auberge Beach, Fort Lauderdale’s acclaimed wellness destination, is kicking off a happy and healthy new year with its Vino & Vinyasa series, in partnership with SOL Yoga. Every Wednesday, beginning on January 8th, The SPA will welcome guests for a luxurious wellness experience beginning with a relaxing yoga class taught by one of SOL Yoga’s premier instructors on the SPA’s terrace. Following the 60-minute yoga session, attendees will be offered a complimentary glass of wine followed by full access to the SPA’s amenities including the infrared sauna, eucalyptus steam room, salt cave, sound meditation lounge and locker rooms.

Guests are asked to bring their own yoga mats. Tickets are available for purchase per person ($20) or through Eventbrite via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vino-vinyasa-tickets-87441177917

Riverfront Circus at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale 1/12/20

Riverfront Circus at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 01/12/2020 – 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: This is a free event.

The Circus is coming! Prepare yourself for 4 days & nights filled with non-stop entertainment feat. Clowns, Stilt-walkers, Jugglers, Acrobats, Magicians, Face-painters, Dancers, Mimes & More on Fort Lauderdale’s Iconic New Riverfront!

Riverfront Circus at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale 1/11/20

Riverfront Circus at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 01/11/2020 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

The Circus is coming! Prepare yourself for 4 days & nights filled with non-stop entertainment feat. Clowns, Stilt-walkers, Jugglers, Acrobats, Magicians, Face-painters, Dancers, Mimes & More on Fort Lauderdale’s Iconic New Riverfront!

Riverfront Circus at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale 1/10/20

Riverfront Circus at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 01/10/2020 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

The Circus is coming! Prepare yourself for 4 days & nights filled with non-stop entertainment feat. Clowns, Stilt-walkers, Jugglers, Acrobats, Magicians, Face-painters, Dancers, Mimes & More on Fort Lauderdale’s Iconic New Riverfront! Mules, Mojitos, & Margaritas on the clock special (ex. 4pm=$4 – 5pm=$5 – 6pm=$6), from 4-7pm.

Riverfront Circus at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale 1/9/20

Riverfront Circus at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 01/09/2020 – 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

The Circus is coming! Prepare yourself for 4 days & nights filled with non-stop entertainment feat. Clowns, Stilt-walkers, Jugglers, Acrobats, Magicians, Face-painters, Dancers, Mimes & More on Fort Lauderdale’s Iconic New Riverfront! $1 Wharf Lager & $3 Wine by the glass, from 4-7pm.

Tasty Vibrations at Beach House Pompano 1/11/20

Tasty Vibrations at Beach House Pompano
Saturday, 01/11/2020 – 01/11/2020 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Beach House Pompano
270 N Pompano Beach Blvd,
pompano beach, Florida 33062
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Cost: This is a free event.

South Florida’s own, Tasty Vibrations, will be playing at Beach House on Saturday, January 11th from 7pm to 11pm. Enjoy their sweet island sounds alongside one of our craft cocktails and scratch-made dishes.

Beach House Pompano 90’s Party 1/18/20

Beach House Pompano 90’s Party
Saturday, 01/18/2020 – 01/19/2020 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Beach House Pompano
270 N Pompano Beach Blvd, Pompano Beach,
pompano beach, Florida 33062
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Cost: This is a free event.

Beach House is throwing it back to the ’90s on Saturday, January 18th. From 7pm to closing time come enjoy live music and drink specials. Travel back in the day and get down to all your favorite #throwback jams by DJ Misha and some fly drink specials.

Beach House Pompano Beach Clean Up 1/18/20

Beach House Pompano Beach Clean Up
Saturday, 01/18/2020 – 01/18/2020 08:30 am – 10:30 am
Beach House Pompano
270 N Pompano Beach Blvd,
pompano beach, Florida 33062
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Cost: This is a free event.

Join Beach House Pompano in an effort to help keep our beautiful ocean clean! Join us in the fight to end plastic littering and pollution. We are hosting a Beach Clean-Up on January 18th at 8:30 am.

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!

The Book Project Speaking Volumes 1/18/20

The Book Project Speaking Volumes
Saturday, 01/18/2020 – 01/18/2020 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Art Gallery 21
600 NE 21 Court,
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
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Cost: Free

Invitational Exhibition of Art Inspired By The Idea of Books | Curated by 6 Hands Collaborative | Art inspired by books. Book art. Deconstructed books. New art made with old books. Books as sculpture. Handmade books.

Exhibit Opening & Reception – Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7 PM | Refreshments, Music & Art, always a winning combination!

Gallery Hours through February 8: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12-8 PM | Free to the Public

Presented in partnership with the City of Wilton Manors and Broward Cultural Division.

New Year’s Eve Party 12/31/19

New Year’s Eve Party
Tuesday, 12/31/2019 – 09:00 pm – 01:00 am
Bar Rita
1401 S Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: This is a free event.

Everyone’s favorite two-story funhouse is hosting the ultimate All-inclusive NYE Party, Bar Rita, from 9pm to 1am. Meet up at the rooftop. They’ll be an Open Bar plus Food, DJ, Champagne Toast & more!

Love, Jazz & 90’s Hip Hop Throwback Superbowl Party 1/31/20

Love, Jazz & 90’s Hip Hop Throwback Superbowl Party
Friday, 01/31/2020 – 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
Germack Event Venue
4860 Griffin Road 
Davie, Florida 33314
Website
Cost: 99

BASH Events invites you this exclusive event which includes live jazz music, live DJ’s, Premium Open Bar and Appetizers!
BASH Events gives you the Super Bowl party you have been looking for! Get Ready!
Live Jazz from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Featuring DJ Affect on the 1’s and 2’s spinning 90’s hip hop and throwback hits
Premium Open Bar & Appetizers included for the Entire Event
10% of ticket sales will be donated to organizations that provide resources for the homeless
Minutes from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Adults 25 and older come dressed to impress!
You don’t want to miss this!
Date And Time:
Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 8:00 PM – Sat, Feb 1, 2020, 2:00 AM EST
Location
Germack Event Venue , 4860 Griffin Road , Davie, FL 33314, United states

Organizer BASH Event Planning
Contact:
954-546-2274
shareese@allbashevents.com
www.allbashevents.com
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/86419467955?aff=efbneb

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ Concerts Under the Stars Presented by The Haller Foundation 1/23/20

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ Concerts Under the Stars Presented by The Haller Foundation
Thursday, 01/23/2020 – 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Bonnet House
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost:

The sounds of sweet music will soon be flowing under balmy starlit skies at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens during its Concerts Under the Stars, presented by The Haller Foundation. Taking place on Thursdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, March 12 and March 26, 2020 from 6:30–8 p.m., the concerts will showcase some of South Florida’s finest talent.

The magical evenings’ activities happen in and around the house, with the concert performance on the tent-covered veranda beneath the moon and stars, rain or shine (seating is provided.) A wonderful way to start off the evening, guests will enjoy delicious complimentary wine and cheese from 6:30–7 p.m. The parking lot opens at 6 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concerts take place from 7–8 p.m.

Following is the concert schedule:
• Jan. 23: Michael Masci Quartet with Danny Bacher, featuring relaxing jazz music.
• Feb. 13: University of Miami Frost Opera Theater, whose performances reflect the broad range of programming in the 21st century, from Baroque opera to the most progressive works of the current time.
• March 12: Lynn University String Quartet, playing a broad and diverse range of repertoire that mixes contemporary music with the traditional.
• March 26: SOSOS, an acoustic band that bases its music around root instruments such as upright bass, pump organ, banjo, mandolin, djembe, acoustic guitars, drums, and melodica.

The concert series is happening during Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ 100th anniversary year. One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors alike, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020.

A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. The 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.

To purchase tickets, visit www.bonnethouse.org or call 954-703-2614. Tickets start at $40 for members and $45 for non-members. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org/events/category/concerts/list/.

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

Photo attached – Photo Credit: Adept Studios

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.

Sparrow Music Lineup 12/19/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 12/19/2019 – 12/22/2019 05:00 pm –
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails on Thursday from 5 p.m to midnight, Friday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m and Saturday 5 p.m to midnight. On Sunday, enjoy Sparrow’s brunch from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Enjoy beats by these following DJs:
* 12/19 DJ Genesis
* 12/20 Messiah
* 12/21 Frankie P
* 12/22 Rever Deep

Sparrow Music Lineup 12/26/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 12/26/2019 – 12/29/2019 05:00 pm –
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails on Thursday from 5 p.m to midnight, Friday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m and Saturday 5 p.m to midnight. On Sunday, enjoy Sparrow’s brunch from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Enjoy beats by these following DJs:
* 12/26 Chizzle
* 12/27 Mister Grey
* 12/28 Derek Walin
* 12/29 Santiago Caballero

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
Website
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.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at Beach House Pompano 12/21/19

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at Beach House Pompano
Saturday, 12/21/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Beach House Pompano
270 N Pompano Beach Blvd,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

It’s time to eat, drink, and be merry this holiday season with Beach House Pompano’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party! On Saturday, December 21st make sure to dig through your closet and get out your most festive holiday sweater to (jingle bell) rock the night away in. But, it’s definitely not the most wonderful time of the year without food and drink specials all night long!

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.

Sparrow Music Lineup 12/12/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 12/13/2019 – 12/15/2019 05:00 pm –
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails on Thursday from 5 p.m to midnight, Friday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m and Saturday 5 p.m to midnight. On Sunday, enjoy Sparrow’s brunch from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Light Up Celebration at History Fort Lauderdale 12/10/19

Light Up Celebration at History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: Free to members; $25 to the general public

Celebrate Light Up at the historic New River Inn! History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, is commemorating the date of December 10, 1912, when Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale received its first street lights powered-up by the Bryan Electric Company.

Enjoy a special Holiday Cocktail & Member Reception featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats as our campus twinkles and glitters with traditional holiday decorations and musical sounds of the season.

Attendees can also view two new compelling exhibits – “Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” featuring a retrospective of contemporary and traditional fine art from Elgin Jumper, Jessica Osceola, Gordon Oliver Wareham, Brian Zepeda, Pedro Zepeda, Erica Deitz, Samuel Tommie, Tia Blais-Billie, Jacqueline Osceola and Stephanie Hall (collaboratively curated by the artists along with Tara Chadwick, Jimmy Osceola, and Dante Blais-Billie) and “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale,” a permanent installation allowing visitors 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.

TomorrowLand NYE 2020 12/31/19

TomorrowLand NYE 2020
Tuesday, 12/31/2019 – 09:30 pm –
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $75-$4,000

It’s time to fast forward into 2020 at W Fort Lauderdale’s vivacious ‘Tomorrowland’ New Years Eve spectacular. The celebration kicks off at 9:30 PM in Living Room, the epicenter of the pulsating beachfront hotel. Guests are welcomed to zoom into the future in their shimmery best, show off their robotic moves to electric beats, and enjoy an evening hypnotic visuals and electrifying live entertainment. Multi-tier tickets are available, with exclusive perks added to each Matrix, Cyborg, Virtual, Transporter and A.I. experience, including an open bar, bites by award-winning chef Stephen Starr and more. Countdown to the New Year at midnight as hundreds of balloons fall from above, and cheers to 2020 with a bubbly Champagne toast!

Elevated VIP experiences are also available for bottle service and private booths/ sections. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchases on Eventbrite.

Tailgate Like an Icon at American Icon Brewery Fort Lauderdale 12/1/19

Tailgate Like an Icon at American Icon Brewery Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 12/01/2019 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
American Icon Brewery Kitchen & Taproom
911 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost:

At American Icon Brewery Fort Lauderdale, they pour their “hop” and soul into hosting the ultimate Tailgate Party with specials every Sunday from 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. Bring over the team to enjoy half-priced craft beers and chow down on $2.50 juicy burgers and hot dogs. The fun doesn’t end at half-time, claim your MVP status and challenge your friends to a competitive game of cornhole, ladder toss, beer pong and more. Loser has to buy the next round of beers! Whether you come for the game and stay for the food or vice versa, Sundays at American Icon Brewery is hands-down a touchdown.

Not Flat: Art Basel Curator Brunch 12/7/19

Not Flat: Art Basel Curator Brunch
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Girls' Club
723 NE 2nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Join Girls’ Club for a brunch toast as we celebrate Art Basel week!
Visit the exhibition, Not Flat: Sculpture from the Collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, and enjoy brunch treats and mimosas.
Echoing the recent sculptural tendencies of the work of artist/founder Bishop Good, Not Flat features ceramic, wood, metal, fiberglass and mixed media sculpture as well as three dimensional wall-mounted work.
Exhibiting Artists: Luis Alonzo-Barkigia, Kathy Butterly, Madeline Denaro, Francesca DiMattio, Vanessa German, Hilary Harnischfeger, Tin Ly, Jiha Moon, Joakim Ojanen, Aneta Regel, Claudette Schreuders, Sarah Trigg, and more.
Free and metered parking available nearby.

Learn the fundamentals of Google Ads to grow your business! 12/5/19

Learn the fundamentals of Google Ads to grow your business!
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
Circle House Coffee
727 NE 3rd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Join us in learning the best practices for using Google Ads to promote your business services and products.
The presenter, Chris Caputo, is a technology executive with experience in software development and business operations. His insight into how Google Ads works will help your business cultivate an understanding and plan to use the platform.
BrightStar CU will be providing all attendees with something to eat or drink.
RSVP today to save your seat!

The SPA at Auberge Beach Partners with SOL Yoga to Debut Vino & Vinyasa 12/4/19

The SPA at Auberge Beach Partners with SOL Yoga to Debut Vino & Vinyasa
Wednesday, 12/04/2019 – 12/18/2019 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Spa At Auberge Beach
2200 N Ocean Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305
Website
Cost: $40

Fort Lauderdale’s Newest Wellness Destination Brings a Beachside Yoga & Wine Experience

The SPA at Auberge Beach, Fort Lauderdale’s acclaimed wellness destination, is pleased to announce a brand new Vino & Vinyasa series, in partnership with SOL Yoga. Every Wednesday, beginning on November 13th, The SPA will welcome guests for a luxurious wellness experience beginning with a relaxing yoga class taught by one of SOL Yoga’s premier instructors on the SPA’s terrace. Following the class, attendees will be offered a complimentary glass of wine followed by access to experience The SPA’s self-guided vitality ritual including aromatherapy, cool towels and full access to locker rooms, infrared sauna, eucalyptus steam room, salt cave and sound meditation lounge

The Spa at Auberge Beach is a new wellness and beauty destination located at the most sought-after address in Fort Lauderdale, Auberge Beach Residences & Spa. With more than 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor treatment areas, The Spa at Auberge Beach draws on its spectacular setting for the rich character of its design and therapeutic treatments, which incorporate elements of sea, salt, sand and sound. The Spa at Auberge Beach boasts 14 treatment rooms and three garden cabanas where guests can enjoy an eclectic menu of signature treatments as well as self-guided vitality rituals, a sound meditation lounge, salt caves, infrared saunas, steam rooms, plunge pools, cool deluge shower therapy, state-of-the-art quartz treatment beds, manicure and pedicure services, express beauty bar treatments, and a full calendar of wellness activities and events. The resort-caliber spa has been masterfully conceived by The Related Group, Fortune International Group, Fairwinds Group and Auberge Resorts Collection – the internationally renowned ultra-luxury resort operator. The Spa at Auberge Beach is open Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. For more information or to book an appointment, please visit https://aubergeresorts.com/aubergebeach/wellness/spa/

North Beach Art Gallery to Host an Evening of Art & Charity 11/21/19

North Beach Art Gallery to Host an Evening of Art & Charity
Thursday, 11/21/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
North Beach Art Gallery
3334 Northeast 34th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Website
Cost: 20

Brooke Trace, artist and owner of North Beach Art Gallery, is pleased to host the November edition of her mothy Art & Charity series, taking place Thursday, Nov. 21. The event benefits No RuleZ Persian Rescue Crew.

North Beach Art Gallery hosts its Art & Charity series on the third Thursday of every month from 6-9 p.m. Each month the gallery partners with a local charity and provides the opportunity to raise awareness for sponsors while also supporting a community organization.

Sponsors include Entertainment Polynesian and Bill Carroll’s Cruise In.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Holiday Magic Evening Experience 12/7/19

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Holiday Magic Evening Experience
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 12/08/2019 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Bonnet House
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: 20

On Dec. 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13, 2019 from 5:30–8:30 p.m., the Holiday Magic Evening Experience will open Bonnet House for self-guided tours with something exciting every night from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more. In honor of its 100th Anniversary, during each evening tour, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be offering holiday cheer, including general admission to the house ($20 per person) and admission with cheers (including two drink tickets) for $30 per person. $5 for kids 6–12 and free for kids under 6.

The Holiday Magic Evening Experience performance schedule is:

Pride Jazz Ensemble ― Saturday, Dec. 7; performance times: 6:30–7:10 p.m. & 7:30–8:10 p.m.
Whimsical Wonderland ― An Evening for Families: Broward Center Spotlights ― Sunday, Dec. 8,
5:30–8:30 p.m. Includes Santa arriving on a fire truck, face painting, stocking making, punch and cookies.
Dillard Jazz Trio ― Wednesday, Dec. 11; performance time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Yuletide Carolers ― Thursday, Dec. 12; performance time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida ― Friday, Dec. 13; performance times: 6:30–7 p.m. & 7:45-8:15 p.m.

One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors alike, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in east Fort Lauderdale is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020. A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. A property of the Florida Trust, the 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Holiday Magic Evening Experience 12/11/19

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Holiday Magic Evening Experience
Wednesday, 12/11/2019 – 12/13/2019 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Bonnet House
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: 20

On Dec. 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13, 2019 from 5:30–8:30 p.m., the Holiday Magic Evening Experience will open Bonnet House for self-guided tours with something exciting every night from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more. In honor of its 100th Anniversary, during each evening tour, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be offering holiday cheer, including general admission to the house ($20 per person) and admission with cheers (including two drink tickets) for $30 per person. $5 for kids 6–12 and free for kids under 6.

The Holiday Magic Evening Experience performance schedule is:

Pride Jazz Ensemble ― Saturday, Dec. 7; performance times: 6:30–7:10 p.m. & 7:30–8:10 p.m.
Whimsical Wonderland ― An Evening for Families: Broward Center Spotlights ― Sunday, Dec. 8,
5:30–8:30 p.m. Includes Santa arriving on a fire truck, face painting, stocking making, punch and cookies.
Dillard Jazz Trio ― Wednesday, Dec. 11; performance time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Yuletide Carolers ― Thursday, Dec. 12; performance time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida ― Friday, Dec. 13; performance times: 6:30–7 p.m. & 7:45-8:15 p.m.

One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors alike, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in east Fort Lauderdale is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020. A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. A property of the Florida Trust, the 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

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

Pelican Landing unveils new Taco and Tequila Tuesday offer 11/19/19

Pelican Landing unveils new Taco and Tequila Tuesday offer
Tuesday, 11/19/2019 – 04:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pelican Landing
2301 Southeast 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Website
Cost: Free

Fort Lauderdale’s premiere waterfront restaurant, Pelican Landing at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, will begin offering Taco and Tequila Tuesday specials. Every Tuesday, guests can enjoy specialty tacos and tequila while enjoying the breathtaking views of Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal waterways.

With the purchase of any specialty taco, guests can enjoy shots of Patron or margaritas for just $5. During Taco and Tequila Tuesdays, Pelican Landing will offer a menu of specialty tacos on a rotating menu, including buffalo shrimp, bbq chicken, crab, and skirt steak tacos.

For more information, visit pelican-landing.com.

Burlock Coast to Host Annual Friendsgiving Dinner 11/24/19

Burlock Coast to Host Annual Friendsgiving Dinner
Sunday, 11/24/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Burlock Coast
The Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale 1 N,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: 69

Back by popular demand, culinary acclaimed chefs Paula DaSilva Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, Chef de Cuisine Brooke Mallory of Burlock Coast and Chef Dean Max, chef and president of DJM restaurants, invite you to kick-off the Holiday season with a pre-Thanksgiving Friendsgiving feast on Sunday, November 24th. For $69 per person (plus tax and gratuity), toast with mixologist’s JP Belonni’s holiday-inspired welcome cocktail at the 5PM reception in the Rum Room, followed by a four-course, family-style feast at 6PM, all while enjoying endless ocean views and great company. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 302-6430 or via email at BurlockCoastRSVP@ritzcarlton.com. The menu is as follows:

COCKTAIL HOUR

Meat & Cheese Board

Chilled Oysters

JP’s Cocktail of Choice

FIRST COURSE

Crispy Duck Confit Salad, Kabocha Pumpkin, Pomegranate, Goat Cheese,

Hazelnuts and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Hand Cut Noodles + Short Rib Ragu, Caramelized Garlic, Watercress

SECOND COURSE

Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Tartar

Crispy Porchetta With Brussels Sprouts Leaves

Grilled Barramundi Fillet + Preserved Lemon Gremolata

SIDES

Extra Creamy Whipped Potato with Crispy Chips and Breadcrumbs

Cauliflower Casserole with Gruyere, Leeks, Maiitake, Swiss Chard and Olive Oil Bread Crumbs

Pumpkin Pudding with Celery Root, Mushroom, Swiss Chard, Leeks and Gruyere

Dessert

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Chantilly and Caramelized Walnuts

Malavacan Pie

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.

Santa Cares at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, a Sensory-Friendly Special Event 11/24/19

Santa Cares at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, a Sensory-Friendly Special Event
Sunday, 11/24/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Visits with Santa are complimentary; professional photo packages start at $29.99

Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. This compassionate, sensory-friendly Santa Cares event happening on Sunday, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the Upper Level near Macy’s, allows families with children with all spectrums of special needs to experience the time-honored tradition of a Santa visit, in a comforting environment prior to public hours. Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of this special audience. A portion of proceeds from photo packages purchased will benefit Arc Broward.

The sensory friendly Santa Cares event is held in partnership with Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. The organization does this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Visits with Santa are free. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99. Space is limited and families are encouraged to reserve a time in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-galleria-at-fort-lauderdale-1124-santa-cares-tickets-73334546603.

For more information, please call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Sunday’s on the River at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale 11/17/19

Sunday’s on the River at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 11/17/2019 – 11/17/2019 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

We will be opening our doors at our regular time of 12:00 pm, ’till late. Enjoy live music, eats, cocktails & good times along Fort Lauderdale’s New River! During this special Sundays On The River Launch Party, enjoy $50 Bottles of Moët Brut until 4pm.

Rose All Day Launch Party at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale 11/16/19

Rose All Day Launch Party at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 11/16/2019 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

The Wharf is launching its Rose All Day Saturdays where guests can enjoy $25 Bottles of Côtes De Provence Rosé from 12pm-6pm. Enjoy live music, eats, cocktails & good times along Fort Lauderdale’s New River during this special event.

Riverfront Happy Hour Launch Event at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale 11/15/19

Riverfront Happy Hour Launch Event at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 11/15/2019 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale
20 W Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

The Wharf will be launching happy hour where guests can enjoy $1 Wharf lagers, & $3 wine by the glass, from 4-7pm. Enjoy live music, eats, cocktails & good times along Fort Lauderdale’s New River! We will be opening our doors at our regular time of 12:00 pm, ’till late.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Kicks Off its 100th Anniversary Celebration with Holiday Magic Soirée 12/6/19

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Kicks Off its 100th Anniversary Celebration with Holiday Magic Soirée
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Bonnet House
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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The enchantment of the holidays is bringing many celebrations to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, including the kick-off of the storied home and estate’s 100th anniversary. The Friday, Dec. 6 Holiday Magic Soirée, the official 100th anniversary kick-off event, will be followed by a special Holiday Magic Week of events to continue the celebration.

The Dec. 6 Holiday Magic Soiree, a fully catered affair by A Alexander Event Catering, will kick off the centennial celebration in style with live entertainment by electric violinist Jared Burnett and electric harpist Deanna Defrancesco. A full bar, holiday music and plenty of festive décor will welcome guests. Designer-decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces will adorn Bonnet House during the event, and will be on sale throughout the week.

The Holiday Magic Soirée will take place from 6:30–9:30 p.m. A VIP reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include an early viewing of the trees, wreaths and centerpieces displayed throughout the house, along with a fully catered champagne reception in the citrus courtyard, and 100th anniversary commemorative holiday ornament. The cost per person for the Soirée is $75; the cost for the Soirée and VIP Reception is $100 per person. The 2018 event hosted a sellout crowd of 500 people. For sponsorship information, email darlastanton@bonnethouse.org.

Bonnet House’s 100th Anniversary campaign will launch on Nov. 12. During this campaign, those who donate $1,000 to Bonnet House will receive two tickets to the Centennial Soirée presented by The Haller Foundation on April 25, 2020. The Soirée will include live art, performances, unique photo moments, cocktails, dinner and more.

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 11/25/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/2/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 12/02/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/3/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/03/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/9/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 12/09/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks 11/15/19

Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks
Friday, 11/15/2019 – 01/12/2020 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will shine a spotlight on the significant contributions of local Native American artists during Native American Heritage Month in November. “Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” featuring a retrospective of contemporary and traditional fine art from Elgin Jumper, Jessica Osceola, Gordon Oliver Wareham, Brian Zepeda, Pedro Zepeda, Erica Deitz, Samuel Tommie, Tia Blais-Billie, Jacqueline Osceola and Stephanie Hall (collaboratively curated by the artists along with Tara Chadwick, Jimmy Osceola, and Dante Blais-Billie) will run from November 15 – January 12 at the New River Inn building of History Fort Lauderdale, an Art Basel partner cultural institution.

“Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” is one of several insightful experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors 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. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean, Latinx and women artists sharing their views of history.

Last year, History Fort Lauderdale, in conjunction with The Florida Humanities Council, launched Florida Stories’ “Walk Fort Lauderdale,” the first FREE Broward County walking tour app (available through the App Store and Google Play). The tour, featuring archival photos, renderings and cultural narratives, allows visitors to learn about the colorful history of Fort Lauderdale at their own pace at 12 significant locations including the New River and Bryan Homes on the History Fort Lauderdale Campus and the Bryan/Abreu building (201 SW 2nd St.).

Entry to “Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. For tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, 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.

Not Flat 11/22/19

Not Flat
Friday, 11/22/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Girls' Club
723 NE 2nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Girls’ Club Warehouse presents, Not Flat: Sculpture from the Collection. Sourced from the growing collection of Girls’ Club founders Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, Not Flat explores media in the third dimension.

Echoing the recent sculptural tendencies of the work of artist/founder Bishop Good, Not Flat features ceramic, wood, metal, fiberglass and mixed media sculpture as well as three dimensional wall-mounted work.

Exhibiting Artists: Luis Alonzo-Barkigia, Kathy Butterly, Madeline Denaro, Francesca DiMattio, Vanessa German, Hilary Harnischfeger, Tin Ly, Jiha Moon, Joakim Ojanen, Aneta Regel, Claudette Schreuders, Sarah Trigg, and more.

This event is free and open to the public.

2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk Hosted by Alonzo Mourning and The National Kidney Foundation of Florida 11/23/19

2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk Hosted by Alonzo Mourning and The National Kidney Foundation of Florida
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 08:00 am –
Plantation Central Park
9151 NW 2nd Street,
Plantation, Florida 33324
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On Saturday, 11/23, The National Kidney Foundation of Florida and Miami Heat legend and NBA Hall of Famer, Alonzo Mourning and the Mourning Family Foundation (MFF), will host the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk.   
The “free” walk will take place at Plantation Central Park, located at 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, FL 33324. The route is a beautiful setting around an expansive lake with a large fountain. Those who participate can also enjoy all of the park’s amenities.
The 2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk fundraising goal is to reach more than $40,000! To become a corporate sponsor or a team captain, contact Barbara Chatman at 954-947-4033 or bchatman@kidneyfla.org. Visit www.kidneywalk.org for more information.

Sparrow Music Lineup 11/21/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 11/21/2019 – 11/24/2019 05:00 pm –
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails on Thursday from 5 p.m to midnight and Friday to Saturday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. On Sunday, enjoy Sparrow’s brunch from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Sparrow Music Lineup 11/14/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 11/14/2019 – 11/17/2019 05:00 pm –
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails on Thursday from 5 p.m to midnight and Friday to Saturday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. On Sunday, enjoy Sparrow’s brunch from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Sparrow Music Lineup 11/7/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 11/07/2019 – 11/10/2019 05:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails on Thursday from 5 p.m to midnight and Friday to Saturday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. On Sunday, enjoy Sparrow’s brunch from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Mental Health and Wellness Workshop with Katie Sandler 11/23/19

Mental Health and Wellness Workshop with Katie Sandler
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 01:30 pm – 03:30 pm
Yoga Joint Fort Lauderdale
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $40-$50

It’s that time of year, here we go, the Holidays are upon us! Now is the time to join us for a Mental Health Wellness Workshop.

Katie Sandler, the founder of The Impact Retreat, has a background in mental health counseling, psychology, and mindfulness. She was also a psychiatric research assistant at Johns Hopkins, where she focused on purpose in life and its overall impact on our health and quality of living. She found that being altruistic, giving back to others, is one of the best forms of purpose. Therefore, here we are, connecting with one another so we can support our community.

This workshop will cover the basics of mental health, stress, anxiety, and depression. We will discuss ways we cope and the impact that particular practices like yoga and meditation have on our wellbeing. It will also introduce you to mindfulness and effective coping mechanisms. Enjoy a guided meditation and walk away feeling inspired to make an impact with your renewed stress-reducing coping skills.

Includes short meditation, basic stats on mental health in today’s society, educational pieces around mental health, group exercises on mindfulness, and participants walk away with tools on how best to cope…

Saturday November 23rd 1:30-3:30pm
Pre-registration $40, Day of Registration $50
The proceeds will go to Heal The Planet as we believe one of the best ways to help our mental health and overall wellness is to give back.

Workshops are non-refundable

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
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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).

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.

The Salvation Army of Broward Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair 10/30/19

The Salvation Army of Broward Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair
Wednesday, 10/30/2019 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
The Salvation Army of Broward Community Center
100 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: Free

The Salvation Army of Broward County is looking for several good men and women to b-“ring” in the cheer and charity this holiday season! South Florida residents with a positive outlook and an affinity for philanthropy and fun are encouraged to apply for a seasonal bell ringer position with The Salvation Army of Broward County on Wednesday, October 30, from 1 – 3 p.m., at the Salvation Army’s headquarters at 100 SW 9th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Approximately 125 positions need to be filled.

Synonymous with the Christmas season, “ringing the bell” at a Salvation Army Red Kettle has been a tradition since 1895. It’s not just about ringing a bell, however. All proceeds from the Kettle stay in Broward County and support the Salvation Army’s feeding, shelter and social service programs. Last year, the nonprofit organization raised more than $120,000 for the Greater Fort Lauderdale community.

Applicants are encouraged to be creative through song, dance or other spirited presentations that demonstrate enthusiasm and a willingness to help others. Bell Ringers will be selected for employment for the holiday period of November 15 – December 24.

The Red Kettle Bell Ringers program is only part of the nonprofit organization’s holiday efforts to help those less fortunate. This November, the organization will, again, host free Thanksgiving meals in partnership with The Cheesecake Factory for hundreds of families. Last year’s Angel Tree Program provided the opportunity to distribute more than 3,000 toys to families with diminished resources.

For more information, please call (954) 712-2626 or email FTL.RedKettle@uss.salvationarmy.org

Witch Poison? Halloween at The Dalmar 10/31/19

Witch Poison? Halloween at The Dalmar
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 05:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

“Witch” poison will you pick this Halloween at The Dalmar? The sixth floor Lobby Bar will feature Halloween-themed drink specials from Bacardi, Grey Goose and Patron on Thursday October 31st. The hotel will celebrate the night with $10 drink specials from 5pm to 12am and live music from 8pm to 12am.

“Out to Sea” Halloween at Sparrow 10/31/19

“Out to Sea” Halloween at Sparrow
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 05:00 pm – 01:00 am
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with terrifyingly delicious cocktails 25 stories high at the city’s hottest rooftop bar and lounge? Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale, Sparrow at The Dalmar will be hosting its first Halloween party on October 31st, kicking off at 8 p.m. Miami’s DJ Mike Deuce will be spinning from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their most creative Halloween costumes for the chance to win Best Costume and bottle service on their next visit to Sparrow. No face masks or fake weapons please!

Reservations are highly encouraged. To make a reservation, contact Sparrow at reservations@sparrowbar.com.

57th Annual Christmas on Las Olas Returns to Las Olas Boulevard 12/3/19

57th Annual Christmas on Las Olas Returns to Las Olas Boulevard
Tuesday, 12/03/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Las Olas Boulevard
Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Snow will fall again on Las Olas Boulevard, transforming the area into a magical winter wonderland as locals and visitors return to the beloved 57th Annual Christmas on Las Olas. The fun-filled event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5–10 p.m. between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the evening include 30 performances on four stages, featuring local school and church choirs, Snow Mountain, ice skating, outdoor movies and entertainment for the kids and kids at heart. A lighted menorah will also mark the Hanukkah celebration at this all-inclusive holiday tradition.

The community-focused event offers guests the opportunity to support local nonprofits including the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, American Lung Association, United Way of Broward County, Florida Children’s Theatre, The Salvation Army, Special Compass, South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo, Broward Education Foundation, and Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale, to name a few.

Following are some of the highlights of this year’s event:

Holiday favorite Snow Mountain, featuring a 70-ft. sled ride down REAL snow, will be located on Las Olas and SE 9th Ave.
Back by popular demand is Skate Las Olas for one magical night, located directly across from Snow Mountain.
The ever popular children’s fun zone will return with an expanded children’s area, One Beat CPR’s Enchanted Village, located at 788 E. Las Olas. Attendees can make memories by taking photos with Santa, and enjoying a winter-themed bounce house and free holiday activities while learning the value of life-saving CPR.
Adding to the spirit of the season, Bacardi, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Josh Cellars, and Funky Buddha will be serving libations up and down the Boulevard, with proceeds benefiting the event’s chosen charities.
iHeart Radio radio personalities from BIG 105.9, Y100, 93.9MIA will be located at the three large performance stages, and offer free giveaways throughout the evening.
Extended hours make it easy to shop at the 100 local retailers, restaurants and art galleries. An eclectic array of 70 food vendors will offer holiday treats.
New and returning event sponsors for this year’s event are The Las Olas Company, Bacardi, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Josh Cellars, Capital One, Truly Nolen, Cohen & McMullen, Di Pietro Partners, Maserati & Ferrari Fort Lauderdale, Once Beat CPR, Funky Buddha Brewery, Pollo Tropical, Compass, Carroll’s Jewelers, Lauderdale Marine and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. In-kind partners are Linda Brown Events, iHeart Media, Durée & Company, Make A Statement Events, and The Christmas Palace.

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/.

Yappy Hour Halloween Pet Costume Contest at American Icon Brewery 10/26/19

Yappy Hour Halloween Pet Costume Contest at American Icon Brewery
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
American Icon Brewery
911 NE 4th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: free

On Saturday Oct 26, American Icon Brewery in Fort Lauderdale will be hosting a Yappy Hour Halloween Pet Costume Contest from 6-8 pm with a $100 prize for best dressed pet. Guests can enjoy half-priced American Icon craft beer, half-priced wines by the glass and half-priced premium well drinks. For more information call 954-500-ICON. American Icon Brewery Fort Lauderdale is located at 911 NE 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Hilarity & Soul: Comedy and Poetry Open Mic Night 10/17/19

Hilarity & Soul: Comedy and Poetry Open Mic Night
Thursday, 10/17/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 North Federal Highway, #C4,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: free

Enjoy an evening of entertainment during Hilarity & Soul, where comedy and poetry collide. Hosted by expert performer and writer Ryan Buynak, this event gives new and seasoned performers alike a chance to show off their talent for punchlines or free verse. Café Collective will warmly welcome its first act promptly at 8:00 pm. Registration for performers begins at 7:30 pm. Admission is free for all.

14th Annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions 11/2/19

14th Annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions
Saturday, 11/02/2019 – 11/02/2019 07:00 am – 11:00 am
NOVA Southeastern University
3301 College Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
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Cost: $30

Our race will take place on the beautiful campus of Nova Southeastern University at the Davie Campus. Parking will be available at the parking garage located at SW 30th Street and Ray Ferrero Boulevard. Festivities will commence in the courtyard between the Carl DeSantis Building and the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Registration, check-in, and packet pick-up will open at 6:30am.
The 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:00 am & The Carnival of Champions Celebration will follow from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Sallarulo Race for Champions was founded on the belief that everyone deserves a chance and an opportunity to live a fulfulled life. Our race not only raises funds for Special Olympics but raises awareness. The race is a day of inclusion and acceptance where hundreds of community members, with and without challenges, run along side each other as equals.

Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show 11/22/19,11/23/19,11/24/19

Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show
Friday, 11/22/2019 – 11/24/2019 12:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: $10.00 adults; $1.00 children 11 and under

November 22 – 24, 2019
Friday 4:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show returns for its fall edition! With cooler temperatures approaching and in anticipation of holiday family gatherings, the Home Show will offer show-goers an opportunity to find thousands of choices, the latest interior design trends and special savings on everything needed to start home décor or renovation projects. Meet Carter Oosterhouse of TLC’s Trading Spaces! Visit the featured Interior Designers: Viviana Galetto; Perla Lichi; Renan Rodriguez; and Michael Zavala. Join self-taught designer and social media influencer, Galey Alix Gravenstein for an interactive seminar. Enjoy daily lifestyle and industry professional seminars; plus family-time activities!

For information and updates, visit www.homeshows.net and follow on social media for updates @FLHomeShows #FLHomeShows. Purchase tickets online by Thursday, November 21st and SAVE $3.00. $10.00 adults; $1.00 children 11 and under.

Rivertail Hosts Job Fair 10/7/19 10/8/19

Rivertail Hosts Job Fair
Monday, 10/07/2019 – 10/08/2019 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel’s Rooftop Conference Room located at 620 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Rivertail restaurant will be hosting two job fairs in anticipation of their Fall 2019 opening. The restaurant is looking to hire 75 employees to work under Chef Jose Mendin. Rivertail will hire Front and Back of House positions including Managers, Servers, Bartenders, Expeditors, Food Runners, Bussboys, Chefs, Food Prep Staff, and Dishwashers. on 10/7 and 10/8 the second part of the job fair will be from 4pm-7pm.

Wharf Fort Lauderdale Hosts Job Fair 10/9/19

Wharf Fort Lauderdale Hosts Job Fair
Wednesday, 10/09/2019 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel’s Rooftop Conference Room located at 620 East Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Wharf Fort Lauderdale will be hosting two job fairs in anticipation of their Fall 2019 opening. Wharf is looking to fill more than 100 new jobs, including bartenders, servers, host staff, bussers, security, dock masters, and bathroom attendants.

Wharf Fort Lauderdale Hosts Job Fair 10/10/19

Wharf Fort Lauderdale Hosts Job Fair
Thursday, 10/10/2019 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel’s Rooftop Conference Room located at 620 East Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Wharf Fort Lauderdale will be hosting two job fairs in anticipation of their Fall 2019 opening. Wharf is looking to fill more than 100 new jobs, including bartenders, servers, host staff, bussers, security, dock masters, and bathroom attendants.

Andy’s Live Fire Grill 10/16/19

Andy’s Live Fire Grill
Wednesday, 10/16/2019 – 10/16/2019 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Andy's Live Fire Grill & Bar
1843 Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: $100.00

Join us for a night of live fire grilling and fine wine from down under. Featuring Penfolds Winery with special guest, Zoe Warrington. Come enjoy a curated four-course menu created by Andy’s Live Fire Grill Executive Chef, Kyle Dowgiewicz, paired with a variety of Penfolds Wines.

Indulge in wine-friendly courses such as Grilled Seafood Feast, Grilled Cheese, Tri-Tip Steak, and Stone Fruit paired with Penfolds Wine favorites such as Bin 311 Chardonnay, Bin 28 Shiraz, Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, and Club Tawny.

Tickets for the beer pairing dinner are $100 per person (all inclusive)

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fort Lauderdale Parks & Open Spaces Presentation 10/18/19

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fort Lauderdale Parks & Open Spaces Presentation
Friday, 10/18/2019 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Porter Riverview Ballroom
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: Free

A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be making recommendations to the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on how to enhance parks and open space in the City’s urban core. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization whose work is driven by 45,000-plus members dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.

The Advisory Services panel is being conducted in conjunction with the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, a national movement striving to ensure that residents of urban neighborhoods throughout America have access to a high-quality park within a ten-minute walk from their homes. The 10-Minute Walk Campaign, which has been endorsed by over 230 mayors, involves a partnership between the Urban Land Institute, The Trust for Public Land, and the National Recreation and Park Association.

The ULI representatives, convened through ULI’s renowned Advisory Services Program, will be visiting the city October 13-18. Sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, the Advisory Services panelists will consider:

How to develop a new vision for Huizenga Plaza, including new uses, programming design and operational management, along with identifying funding mechanisms and a recommended implementation strategy to support this vision;
What criteria is necessary for the acquisition and development of new park space downtown, along with a strategic decision-making process;
Identifying outreach strategies and partnerships to help gain strong public support for changes and improvements to existing park space; and
How the public and private sector can work together to explain the benefits for property owners and developers to participate in a public parks program.
On Friday, Oct. 18, the public is invited to hear the panel’s recommendations at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts from 9-10:30 a.m.

Trick or Treat Spectacular at Tarpon River Brewing 10/27/19

Trick or Treat Spectacular at Tarpon River Brewing
Sunday, 10/27/2019 – 10/27/2019 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Tarpon River Brewing is having a Trick or Treat Spectacular on Sunday, October 27th from 2pm to 6pm! They’re looking for Captains to represent their neighborhoods as they create a trick-or-treat-around in the brewery.

Email events@tarponriverbrewing.com or DM on Instagram @tarponriverbrewing to claim your neighborhood and start your team! Each team will be provided one 6’ table to theme out and create the ultimate trick or treat station. The neighborhood with the most votes wins!

Looking for captains for:
Tarpon River
Sailboat Bend
Croissant Park
Rio Vista
Wilton Manors
Poinsettia Heights
Victoria Park
Shady Banks
Riverland
Riverside Park

Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale’s 6th Annual Halloween Bash 11/1/19

Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale’s 6th Annual Halloween Bash
Friday, 11/01/2019 – 09:00 pm –
Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale
3115 NE 32 Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
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Cost: 10

Who says kids should have all the fun on Halloween? Throw on a one-of-a-kind costume and mark your calendars because Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale will be celebrating its sixth annual Halloween Bash hosted by BIG 105.9’s The Paul Castronovo Show on Friday, Nov. 1.

Guests will enjoy a live DJ, Halloween drink specials, signature cocktails and a notoriously competitive costume contest with $10,000 worth of prizes. Don your most horrific, hilarious, sexy, or original costume for a chance to win unbelievable prizes including:

• Sexiest: $1,500
• Scariest: $1,500
• Most Original: $1,500
• Best Group: $1,500
• Fan Favorite: $1,500
• Plus, raffles and late night dance party prizes!

Guests can enjoy a live appearance by Paul Castronovo of The Paul Castronovo Show on BIG 105.9. Tune in to The Paul Castronovo Show Every Weekday from 6 – 10 a.m. for a chance to win VIP tickets. VIP Experience includes private, reserved seating and a dinner buffet. Sponsors include Bud Light, The Kraken, Three Olives Vodka, Jose Cuervo and Jack Daniels.

Meteor Shower Party 10/19/19

Meteor Shower Party
Saturday, 10/19/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Beach House Pompano
270 N. Pompano Beach Boulevard,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
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Cost: Free

It’s a night that will be out of this world! Come party under the stars with our Meteor Shower party on Saturday, October 19 from 7pm to midnight. Dance it out while enjoying drinks specials and live entertainment all night long.

Night of 1,000 Gagas Halloween Spectacular at W Fort Lauderdale 10/26/19

Night of 1,000 Gagas Halloween Spectacular at W Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 10/27/2019 10:00 pm – 02:00 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Bring out your inner monster and own the night at W Fort Lauderdale’s ‘Night of 1,000 Gagas’ Halloween extravaganza, the ultimate tribute to the Mother Monster, Lady Gaga. Steal the scene in Living Room and dress head to toe in your favorite Gaga-inspired glam, as the hotel will be holding various costume contests for ‘Best Tour Look’ and ‘Most Iconic Look’ and those in the most fab getups will snag a prize. Sip on an exclusive ‘The Monster’ Gaga drink, and ‘Just Dance’ the night away with DJ Joshua Atom remixing Gaga’s tunes, and Gaga tour dancers living it up on the dance floor.

No Tricks, Just Treats at Beehive Kitchen 10/31/19

No Tricks, Just Treats at Beehive Kitchen
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 11:00 am – 09:00 pm
Beehive Kitchen
200 East Las Olas Blvd. Suite 110,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost:

Celebrate Halloween with us at all Beehive Kitchen locations! On Oct. 31st, when you buy a spooktacular bowl, you can get a delicious sweet treat for 50% off! So help yourself to a cake jar or gluten-free cookie, they are scary good!

Sparrow Music Lineup 10/24/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 10/24/2019 – 10/26/2019 05:00 pm – 02:00 am
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails from Thursday to Sunday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Sparrow Music Lineup 10/17/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 10/17/2019 – 10/19/2019 05:00 pm – 02:00 am
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails from Thursday to Sunday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Sparrow Music Lineup 10/10/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 10/10/2019 – 10/12/2019 05:00 pm – 02:00 am
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails from Thursday to Sunday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Sparrow Music Lineup 10/3/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 10/03/2019 – 10/05/2019 05:00 pm – 02:00 am
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails from Thursday to Sunday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Taste of the NFL Announces Annual Event and Fundraising Campaign 2/1/20

Taste of the NFL Announces Annual Event and Fundraising Campaign
Saturday, 02/01/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost:

The Big Game is coming to South Florida in 2020, and so is a big party that cannot be missed – Party with a Purpose® by Taste of the NFL (TNFL). TNFL’s annual event traditionally takes place on the eve of the Super Bowl. For its 29th year, it will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward County Convention Center. This year’s star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger.

“When we began in 1992, our goal was to raise money in order to provide meals to those in need,” said TNFL Founder Wayne Kostroski. “Many of the recipients are children and seniors who rely on their local food banks for assistance.”

Since its inception, TNFL – one of the few organizations sanctioned by the NFL – has gathered the country’s top chefs and the NFL’s greatest players to fundraise in support of food banks throughout the United States. To date, TNFL’s programs and events have raised and donated over $26 million for food banks and hunger-related nonprofit organizations in all 32 NFL cities, resulting in more than 220 million meals distributed nationwide. This year’s team of guest hosts includes the legendary Coach Don Shula serving as the National Honorary Chair; Chef Andrew Zimmern – National Culinary Host; Chef Adam Richman – Florida Culinary Host; and Ben Leber as the National Player Host.

Tickets for Party with a Purpose® on Saturday, February 1, 2020 are now on sale at tasteofthenfl.com/tickets. General admission is priced at $700 per person. Those interested in the seated VIP section with extra perks, tables of 10 are available at $10,000.

Side FX & Kim Cameron LIVE @ Gatsby’s 10/11/19

Side FX & Kim Cameron LIVE @ Gatsby’s
Friday, 10/11/2019 – 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Gatsby's Joint
2460 E Commercial Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
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Cost: 0

Join Kim Cameron and DJ Halo for a night of dance! This high-energy fusion set will get you on your feet and ready to sing along. This concert is FREE to attend, with reservation required: http://bit.ly/KimAtGatsbys

Miami-based singer-songwriter Kim Cameron is a two-time Billboard Top 20 chart-topping recording artist known for her high-energy fusion of dance, electronica, deep house, and pop – all with a vintage European spin that thrills audiences around the world. As a lyricist, Kim strives to capture themes of human emotion and romance, always with a strong narrative element rare among EDM songwriters, earning her accolades including Best Female Dance Artist (2019 Indie Music Channel Awards), Best Dance Song (2018 American Songwriting Awards), and prestigious chart placements on Billboard Dance Club, Hot AC, AC, CMJ, AAA, DJ Times, FMQB, and more.

Kim, who has just completed her “Carpe Musicam” worldwide tour – including a headlining act at the Xiamen Music Festival in China – has twice performed at NFL games for packed stadiums of over 70,000 fans. Her award-winning music videos (Los Angeles Film Awards, Madrid International Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival) weave her talent for storytelling with a streak of whimsy, and have garnered millions of YouTube views. Learn more about Kim at http://sidefxband.net/.

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
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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, 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.

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.

Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists Concert 10/20/19

Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists Concert
Sunday, 10/20/2019 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
401 SE 15 Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is kicking off the 2019-2020 Concert Series with an exciting performance from the Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists, an ensemble of singers performing a variety of music from opera to the great hits of Broadway. Formed in 1994 with the merger of Greater Miami Opera, and The Opera Guild Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Grand Opera Singers is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Florida.

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.

The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale, A New Major Permanent Exhibit 10/1/19

The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale, A New Major Permanent Exhibit
Tuesday, 10/01/2019 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites guests to explore “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale,” a new major permanent exhibit opening October 1 (members-only preview on September 30 at 6 p.m.).

The exhibit will allow visitors 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. The first major history exhibition in three years, this visually compelling exhibit will occupy half of one of the main upstairs galleries and will remain part of the History Museum’s permanent exhibits. Highlights of the exhibit include New River development pioneer Tom Bryan’s original desk and chair from the 1920s, agricultural artifacts from the early 1900s, a historic hotel register and family photos.

The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale, descendants of William Bryan, a Revolutionary War veteran from North Carolina, can be traced back to Florida as early as 1844 with the birth of great grandson Philemon Nathaniel Bryan in Hamilton County. Philemon served in the Confederate Army and moved south to Volusia County after the Civil War. He acquired extensive citrus groves and served as the mayor of New Smyrna. After acquiring wealth and a reputation for his agricultural skills, he and his wife, Lucy, moved further south and arrived on the New River in 1895, where Bryan served as a construction contractor for the Florida East Coast Railway and officer in the first city bank. He and his seven children, including Reed A. Bryan, Tom M. Bryan, Virginia Dallas Bryan and Constance Bryan, along with several relatives, also settled in Fort Lauderdale and helped build it to prominence. They worked as farmers, innkeepers, and businesspeople becoming civic leaders and nurturing the City on its way to prosperity.

“The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” will join other insightful History Fort Lauderdale permanent exhibits including “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, Seminole Tribal art and artifacts and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American and Afro-Caribbean contributions, Hispanic crafts and local artists.

Last year, History Fort Lauderdale, in conjunction with The Florida Humanities Council, launched Florida Stories’ “Walk Fort Lauderdale,” the first FREE Broward County walking tour app (available through the App Store and Google Play). The tour, featuring archival photos, renderings and cultural narratives, allows visitors to learn about the colorful history of Fort Lauderdale at their own pace at 12 significant locations including the New River and Bryan Homes on the History Fort Lauderdale Campus and the Bryan/Abreu building (201 SW 2nd St.).

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.

Ofrendas, An Homage to the Colorful Traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, at History Fort Lauderdale 10/6/19

Ofrendas, An Homage to the Colorful Traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 10/06/2019 – 11/03/2019 11:00 am –
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free Family Fun Day; Other days require admission of $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. The cultural immersion exhibit, containing both fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed, opens Sunday, October 6 and runs through Sunday, November 3 at the New River Inn. This year’s associated activities will include family fun on opening day, a Community Conversation about the origins of Day of the Dead and an evening of parades, costumes and revelry on Saturday, November 2.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

“Ofrendas” Family Fun Day Exhibit Opening, Sunday, October 6, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Family Fun Day is a FREE public event featuring a sharing of stories, face-painting, a puppet show and touring of the community “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Florida Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday, November 2 – 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Free to view celebration
Stake your spot on the lawn of History Fort Lauderdale for this annual traditional, colorful skeleton processional sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Puppet Network & Puppet Guild of South Florida. Community members in skeleton costumes and masks “meander through villages” to visit the graves of their ancestors. City Officials will kick-off the parade and then mariachi musicians lead the way as this processional of thousands of skeletons streams from Huizenga Plaza west along Riverwalk. It then heads north on SW 3rd Avenue, where the celebration continues at Revolution Live Entertainment Complex. During the event, History Fort Lauderdale will welcome guests to place their offerings in the “Ofrendas” exhibit room from noon – 8 p.m. Visit www.dayofthedeadflorida.com for schedule information.

Community Conversation with Jonathan Chait Auerbach, Consul General of Mexico, on Monday, October 21, at 6 p.m.; Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for a discussion about the historical traditions of Day of the Dead in Mexico. RSVP requested at http://bit.ly/HFLOfrendasConversation.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale’s “Ofrendas” exhibit and activities, 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.

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) FAll Luncheon Featuring Martin Childers of Island City Stage 10/15/19

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) FAll Luncheon Featuring Martin Childers of Island City Stage
Tuesday, 10/15/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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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 Fall Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom. The arts celebration will feature special guest speaker Martin Childers, managing director of Island City Stage, an organization creating quality theatrical experiences that focus on the LGBTQ community, but have a heart and soul that is truly universal. Live entertainment will be courtesy of the company’s talented performers.

Martin Childers has served as the managing director of the award-winning Island City Stage since 2016. During his brief tenure, he’s been instrumental in elevating the theatre group’s profile by adding more diverse and entertaining experiences including musicals to recent seasons. He’s sought out new works from local and national playwrights that positively impact the LGBT and general community including “Daniel’s Husband” from playwright Michael McKeever that had its world premiere at Island City Stage before moving to New York City. A former actor, Childers also served as the executive director of one of Kentucky’s longest-running professional theatres, the Jenny Wiley Theatre, for 15 years. Under his leadership, the theatre flourished with increased programming, staff and building expansions.

FAB! Fall Luncheon tickets are $55. To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/FABFallLunch2019. To learn more about FAB! including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

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.

18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser 11/14/19

18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser
Thursday, 11/14/2019 – 06:00 pm –
The Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84,
Davie, Florida 33317
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Cost: $125 for the first 100 tickets; $150 thereafter; sponsorships available

The annual fundraiser will honor Howard Finkelstein, Broward County Public Defender, for his life-long commitment to ensuring equal access to justice and his career in public service. The evening will feature a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by the program with a seated dinner and live auction.

Proceeds benefit an estimated 20,000 low-income individuals and families annually by enabling Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida to continue to provide free civil legal representation, advice, and education.

Annual sponsors support Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida throughout the year. The 2019 annual sponsors include Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC; Broward County Bar Association; Florida Power & Light; Gunster; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law; Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP; Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow; Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk, Shutts & Bowen LLP; Valley National Bank; Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL.

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
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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/ .

Big Brother Season Finale Watch Party – Live Celebrity Q&A 9/25/19

Big Brother Season Finale Watch Party – Live Celebrity Q&A
Wednesday, 09/25/2019 – 08:30 pm –
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Are you the ultimate Big Brother superfan? Grab your friends for a star-studded finale viewing party at W Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m. The glamorous beachfront property is inviting both guests and locals to fan out at their Season 21 Finale Watch Party with HOH competitions, fabulous prizes, a ZingBot speciality spicy cocktail and best of all…celebrity guests from past seasons of the show! Throughout the night attendees will have the chance to mingle with former housemates and celebrate the close of a great season in the hotel’s vivacious Living Room. The final episode will be displayed on jumbo screens for prime-time views of who will take home the grand prize of $500,000! Make sure to come hot with questions as attendees will get the inside scoop on what living in the house is really like, and behind-the-scenes drama with a live Q&A panel with popular past contestants, including Josh Martinez from S19, Christmas Abbott and Meg Maley from S17, Zach Rance from S16, Amanda Zuckerman from S15 and more. This. Will. Be. Big! Open to those 21+, valet cost is $10.

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
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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.

Sparrow Music Lineup 9/26/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Thursday, 09/26/2019 – 05:00 pm –
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails from Thursday to Sunday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Sparrow Music Lineup 9/27/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Friday, 09/27/2019 – 05:00 pm –
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails from Thursday to Sunday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Sparrow Music Lineup 9/28/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Saturday, 09/28/2019 – 05:00 pm –
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails from Thursday to Sunday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Sparrow Music Lineup 9/21/19

Sparrow Music Lineup
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 05:00 pm –
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be offering live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails from Thursday to Sunday from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Beehive Kitchen Las Olas: 2-Year Anniversary 9/25/29

Beehive Kitchen Las Olas: 2-Year Anniversary
Wednesday, 09/25/2019 – 11:00 am – 09:00 pm
Beehive Kitchen
200 E Las Olas Blvd #110,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: free

Beehive Kitchen in Las Olas is celebrating its two-year anniversary on Wednesday, September 25th, and their kind of party includes a free dessert! All day long, customers will be able to receive a free cake jar with the purchase of a bowl.

SAVOR Dinner Series Volume 2: Levantine Hill Wine Dinner 9/23/19

SAVOR Dinner Series Volume 2: Levantine Hill Wine Dinner
Monday, 09/23/2019 – 09/23/2019 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Valentino Cucina Italiana
620 S Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $175, inclusive of tax and gratuity

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival is proud to present SAVOR Dinner Series Volume 2: The Levantine Hill Wine Dinner at Valentino Cucina Italiana, featuring Head Winemaker Paul Bridgeman.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival will host Volume 2 of its SAVOR Dinner Series on Monday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m., at Valentino Cucina Italiana in Fort Lauderdale. Volume 2 of the SAVOR Dinner Series pairs Levantine Hill Wine with Valentino Cucina Italiana’s renowned culinary team. This 6-course pairing dinner will also host Levantine Hill Estate’s Head Winemaker, Paul Bridgeman, who will be in attendance to discuss the variety of wines and suggested pairings. The SAVOR Dinner Series was created to support the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival’s year-long initiative of highlighting Broward County’s culinary superstars, emerging wine, craft beer and spirits brands throughout the year. The cost to attend the SAVOR Dinner is $175.00 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity).

Smithsonian Museum Day at History Fort Lauderdale 9/21/19

Smithsonian Museum Day at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 09:30 pm – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
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, will take part in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day on Saturday, September 21. Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

This year’s Museum Day participants at History Fort Lauderdale can view “The Art of Tim Forman: Landscape Paintings” currently on display plus 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.

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.

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
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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.

New City Players: City Speaks 9/5/19

New City Players: City Speaks
Thursday, 09/05/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Café Collective
100 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

New City Players is bringing the community together for an evening of storytelling, truth speaking and listening. Unfiltered and uncensored, City Speaks allows the people of Fort Lauderdale to speak their minds and be heard. The event will be held from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and attendees can register to speak at the event by visiting http://www.newcityplayers.org/cityspeaks/

Urban RaQ Soul Funk Experience 2.0 9/13/19

Urban RaQ Soul Funk Experience 2.0
Friday, 09/13/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: $50-$75

April RaQuel & Kouture Funk present a Grown & Swanky Live Music Social Experience – the Urban RaQ Soul Funk Experience 2.0, which will take place in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the beautiful Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The night will include crafted drinks, light bites, and sultry sounds…IT’S A WHOLE VIBE! Get ready to slay and be amongst South Florida’s tastemakers of art, fashion, music, and business.

Food and drinks available for purchase for General Admission. VIP access includes a pre-show mixer from 7pm-8pm with light bites, drinks and early entry into the venue.

*A portion of all event proceeds will be used to benefit the youth of the South Florida Fashion Academy.

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

Labor Day Weekend Music Lineup at Sparrow 8/29/19

Labor Day Weekend Music Lineup at Sparrow
Thursday, 08/29/2019 – 08/31/2019 05:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Dalmar
299 Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Boasting the best views in Fort Lauderdale from The Dalmar’s 25th floor, Sparrow will be kicking Labor Day festivities this year into high gear with live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails from Thursday to Sunday starting at 5 p.m. Sparrow invites locals and travelers alike to enjoy a larger-than-life music line up, serving a memorable experience along with a one-of-a-kind cocktail and culinary experience.

Thursday, Aug. 29 – Chizzle
Friday, Aug. 30 – Mister Gray
Saturday, Aug. 31 – Crespo
Sunday, Sept. 1 – Mike Deuce – CANCELED DUE TO STORM

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
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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.

2nd Annual South Florida Food Insecurity Summit 9/12/19


2nd Annual South Florida Food Insecurity Summit
Thursday, 09/12/2019 – 08:30 am – 12:00 pm
Signature Grand
6900 FL-84,
Davie, Florida 33317
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Cost: Free

Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, will host its 2nd annual Food Insecurity Summit, in partnership with Humana. The purpose of the summit is to convene community stakeholders around the issue of food insecurity in South Florida, the impact it has on the economy and health, and develop mutually-agreed upon next steps and solutions toward increasing food access.

Participants will discuss food access and define this conversation to the community at large. They will cover four tracks of food rescue: municipality/policy, technology/innovation, corporate/retailers and health/hunger. Other topics addressed will be government and policy actions, retail/corporate involvement, agricultural involvement, health care, institutional settings and charitable response.

In addition, participants will learn about South Florida food insecurity landscape and increasing food access for all. Feeding South Florida representatives will share data on the need in the South Florida community, challenges and solutions toward ending hunger in South Florida.

Feeding America®’s nationwide initiative, Hunger Action Month (HAM) is when people stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis, and for people to dedicate themselves to finding a solution. Throughout the month, Feeding South Florida will offer a range of events and activities to encourage South Florida residents to get involved in hunger relief efforts.

Free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit feedingsouthflorida.eventbrite.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feeding South Florida® Annual Hunger Action Month 24-Hour Sort-a-Thon 9/6/19

Feeding South Florida® Annual Hunger Action Month 24-Hour Sort-a-Thon
Friday, 09/06/2019 – 09/07/2019 04:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Feeding South Florida Main Warehouse
2501 SW 32 Terrace,
Pembroke Park, Florida 33023
Website
Cost: There is no cost to participate, but registration is required

As part of Hunger Action Month, Feeding America®’s nationwide initiative, Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, is hosting its annual 24-hour Sort-a-Thon at its main warehouse. Volunteers — 100 maximum per shift — will sort donated food during eight shifts. Individuals and groups are welcome.

Although Feeding South Florida has year-round volunteer opportunities, its annual Hunger Action Month 24-Hour Sort-a-Thon is a fun way to be a hands-on hunger awareness advocate. It allows participants to be a part of the camaraderie and excitement of sorting thousands of pounds of food for those struggling with food insecurity.

Hunger Action Month is when people take action to help end hunger in their communities. Throughout the month, Feeding South Florida will present a variety of events and activities to encourage South Florida residents to get involved in hunger relief efforts.

To register to volunteer, visit volunteer.feedingsouthflorida.org. Be sure to register early, as Sort-A-Thons are popular times to volunteer. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Note: No children under the age of 12 (except for the kids shift, which is age 6+) ― all children must be accompanied by an adult.