Get Primed to Prepare the Ideal Steak during the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo 1/21/21

Get Primed to Prepare the Ideal Steak during the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 01/12/2021-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Get the beef on how to prepare the ideal steak with a red wine reduction on the first new year’s segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Cooking with The Galleria. Join Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo during this free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, on Tuesday, January 12, at 2 p.m., as he cooks a classic dish and provides pointers about how to select prime cuts for the grill, stovetop or oven.

Launched last year during the COVID-19 quarantine, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community. Chef Bravo’s educational and spirited culinary segments have become anticipated programming. Viewers have tuned-in to learn how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

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

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series – Federico Uribe RESCHEDULED 2/11/21

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series – Federico Uribe
Thursday, 02/11/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free with RSVP

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) kicks off the New Year with its ongoing Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) featuring a free virtual presentation and live Q&A with artist Federico Uribe.

Viewers who wish to attend must email their RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org by Wednesday, February 10 to receive the invitation link.

A native of Bogota, Colombia, Uribe has become a prominent artist featured in North and South America, Russia, England and Italy. After completing his studies at the University of Los Andes, he left Bogota in the late 1980s to pursue a master of fine arts degree in New York. After working and studying for many years in Cuba, Mexico, Russia and England, he finally settled in Miami, where he resides today.

Beginning his art career strictly as a painter who created sensual and brooding canvases influenced by his dark reflections on the Catholic sense of pain, guilt and sexuality, Uribe later expanded his work to create unique installations and sculptures in the mid-90s. His current work resists classification and emerges from intertwining everyday objects like bullet shells, pencils, neckties or electric wires in surprising ways to create boldly beautiful paintings and sculptures which become instruments of a new aesthetic, full of color, irony and lively playfulness.

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

The Future is Bright NYE 2021 at W Fort Lauderdale 12/31/10

The Future is Bright NYE 2021 at W Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 12/31/2020-01/01/2021, 06:00 pm-12:00 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $0

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

Kiss 2020 goodbye at W Fort Lauderdale’s vibrant ‘The Future Is Bright’ New Year’s Eve celebration. The vivacious affair will be open for guests and locals of all ages in groups of no larger than six people. The festivities will begin at 6PM through midnight and will be held in Living Room and Living Room Terrace, the lively epicenter of the 517-room beachfront hotel. Guests will dance the night away with DJ Amaris’ pulsating sets while toasting with Veuve Clicquot champagne and enjoying bites from the talented Stephen Starr. At midnight celebrate the bright future ahead with a balloon drop and live NYE telecast. No reservations are required, and entry will be granted at a first come first serve basis to ensure social distancing guidelines are enforced.

Sea Sycle Toy Drive at W Fort Lauderdale 12/24/20

Sea Sycle Toy Drive at W Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 12/24/2020-, 09:00 am-09:45 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20-$54

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element spin studio are offering guests and locals the ride of their life, weekly (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) spin classes. Aptly named Sea Sycle, this series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 20 socially distanced spin bikes be perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor will help fuel the day with a heart-pumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommended. Masks are required for entry, but not required during class. Single classes are $20 or $54 for a 3 class pack. Also, free 90-minute parking is available when you grab a post-work-out bite at SoBe Vegan located within the hotel and the best part of all – on Thursday’s your Sea Sycle class comes with a complimentary all day, all-access pass to the hotel’s insta-worthy WET Deck. For more information and booking visit seasycle.com.

Sea Sycle makes a Christmas splash! W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element are launching a Serve360 initiative and teaming up on Christmas Eve for a Sea Sycle today drive, benefiting The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The Sea Sycle Toy Drive will be open for donations during the two special Christmas Eve classes at 9:00AM and 10:15AM. Every spinner who brings one unwrapped toy (or more) will be able to randomly choose a gift under the W tree. The gifts will range from complimentary speciality cocktails, to manicures at AWAY Spa, to big ticket items like a WET Deck Cabana VIP Experience with bottle service or a one night stay! Don’t miss the chance to break a sweat, then give a gift and get a gift this holiday season.

Sea Sycle Toy Drive at W Fort Lauderdale 12/24/20

Sea Sycle Toy Drive at W Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 12/24/2020-, 10:15 am-11:00 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20-$54

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element spin studio are offering guests and locals the ride of their life, weekly (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) spin classes. Aptly named Sea Sycle, this series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 20 socially distanced spin bikes be perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor will help fuel the day with a heart-pumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommended. Masks are required for entry, but not required during class. Single classes are $20 or $54 for a 3 class pack. Also, free 90-minute parking is available when you grab a post-work-out bite at SoBe Vegan located within the hotel and the best part of all – on Thursday’s your Sea Sycle class comes with a complimentary all day, all-access pass to the hotel’s insta-worthy WET Deck. For more information and booking visit seasycle.com.

Sea Sycle makes a Christmas splash! W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element are launching a Serve360 initiative and teaming up on Christmas Eve for a Sea Sycle today drive, benefiting The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The Sea Sycle Toy Drive will be open for donations during the two special Christmas Eve classes at 9:00AM and 10:15AM. Every spinner who brings one unwrapped toy (or more) will be able to randomly choose a gift under the W tree. The gifts will range from complimentary speciality cocktails, to manicures at AWAY Spa, to big ticket items like a WET Deck Cabana VIP Experience with bottle service or a one night stay! Don’t miss the chance to break a sweat, then give a gift and get a gift this holiday season.

Learn What Shines and Shimmers for New Year’s Eve on the Next In Style with The Galleria Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live 12/15/20

Learn What Shines and Shimmers for New Year’s Eve on the Next In Style with The Galleria Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live
Tuesday, 12/15/2020-, 05:30 pm-06:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Watch and learn as hosts Carlos Marrero and Lisa Opie showcase fashions that shimmer and shine for New Year’s Eve on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s In Style with The Galleria virtual series. Tune-in to Facebook Live on Tuesday, December 15, at 5:30 p.m., for this timely shopping segment to help effortlessly ring-in the new year.

In Style with The Galleria, produced by the mall to showcase fashion, beauty, health and other shopping trends/items, is the third virtual series created by The Galleria to entertain and inform South Florida audiences during COVID-19 quarantine. This series joins Happy Hour with The Galleria and the popular Cooking with The Galleria featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo which can be viewed on demand at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Extended holiday hours for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale begin December 6. Please visit galleriamall-fl.com/galleria-2020-holiday-hours for a full schedule. Dining establishments including Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Blue Martini offer full-service dining and take-out and may have varying hours. The mall continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

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

Find the Perfect Gift During In Style with The Galleria Virtual Series 12/8/20

Find the Perfect Gift During In Style with The Galleria Virtual Series
Tuesday, 12/08/2020-, 05:30 pm-06:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Take the stress out of holiday shopping and get a preview of what’s hot this season on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s In Style with The Galleria free virtual series. Join host Carlos Marrero and The Galleria’s Melissa Milroy on Facebook Live, Tuesday, December 8, at 5:30 p.m. for a fun and festive shopping segment offering tips and ideas for finding the perfect gifts.

In Style with The Galleria, produced by the mall to showcase fashion, beauty, health and other shopping trends/items, is the third free virtual series created by The Galleria to entertain and inform South Florida audiences during COVID-19 quarantine. This series joins Happy Hour with The Galleria and the popular Cooking with The Galleria featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo which can be viewed on demand at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has resumed its normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, plus continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Retailers are open, as well as dining establishments Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro that are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

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

Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) Fundraiser 12/3/20

PR Representative
Thursday, 12/03/2020-12/06/2020, 08:00 pm-
Virtual Location
Cost: Free (auction items’ prices vary)

The annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) fundraiser to financially support and bring awareness for ocean conservation is going virtual.

World-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey and his daughter, GHOF Project Manager Jessica Harvey, will broadcast from their home port of Grand Cayman, where they will take viewers on a tour through the year of GHOF research and education highlights and look back on Dr. Harvey’s lifetime of ocean conservation work. Viewers will get face to face with sharks, marlin and invited celebrity guests, including a special musical performance, all from the comfort of their own home.

Auction items will be available when the event kicks-off Dec. 3 at 8 pm EST through Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. EST. The silent auction will feature original and reproduced Guy Harvey artwork, a fishing excursion with Dr. Harvey in the Cayman Islands, fishing trips to Panama and Costa Rica, jewelry for him and her, and other unique gift items just in time for the holidays. All of the proceeds from the evening benefit the GHOF’s ocean research and education efforts.

The annual fundraiser benefits the GHOF which conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities and to make a donation visit GuyHarvey.com or e-mail GHOF@GuyHarvey.com.

12th Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival Fort Lauderdale 12/3/20,12/4/20,12/5/20,12/6/20

12th Edition Of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 12/03/2020-12/06/2020, 08:00 am-11:30 pm
Website
Cost: Prices for individual films are $7.50 each and value packages range from $37.50 to $100.

The 12th edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale, a bi-annual film festival whose mission is to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain, and educate, is going virtual! Building upon the success of its Miami-based virtual film festival held online earlier this year, the Fort Lauderdale edition, presented by Gilead Sciences and Broward County, will showcase 21 world-class contemplative, comedic and creative films from 11 countries, (several making their US debuts during the streaming festival). All of the films will be made available to viewers throughout the state of Florida from December 3 – 6, 2020. The festival will also host livestreamed special events with cocktail happy hours, talent and Q & A sessions as a way to virtually tie the community together.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines and community safety, this year’s festival will feature the OUTshine Drive-OUT film Cowboys (USA), a critically acclaimed drama, on Thursday, December 4, at 7 p.m. at Pier 66 Marina (2150 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale). Awarded “Outstanding Performance in a U.S. Feature” at Outfest LGBT Film Festival and “Best Screenplay” at the TriBeCa Film Festival, Cowboys stars Steve Zahn (Treme’, Modern Family, Dallas Buyers Club) as Troy, a father who tries to liberate his young transgender son by taking him to Canada, but as a frustrated female detective spearheads an investigation, she discovers that the child’s family situation is more complicated than she thought. Director Anna Kerrigan has created a powerful story that propels this modern-day western forward with an uncommon emotional veracity.

Another event of note in this year’s line-up is the Saturday, December 5, 7 p.m. free community 10th anniversary screening of BearCity (USA), an outrageous, hilarious and authentic touching portrait of a group of friends trying to get by via laughing, loving and sex-ing in New York City. A virtual cast reunion and interactive Q & A will follow the film. Other highlights include the US premiere of the romantic drama Walking with Shadows (Nigeria), the award-winning international comedy-drama Goodbye Mother (Thưa mẹ con đi) (Vietnam), the award-winning international drama No Hard Feelings (Germany) and the feature thriller Through A Glass Darkly (USA). A virtual closing awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 6, at 8 p.m. via Zoom.

A full list of films and descriptions can be found at outshinefilm.com.

Tickets for the 12th edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival Fort Lauderdale are on sale, now, at outshinefilm.com. Prices for individual films are $7.50 each and value packages range from $37.50 to $100. Opening night drive-in tickets are $40 per vehicle. OUTshine members and annual passholders receive discounts on all packages.

For additional information about OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival memberships and film packages, call (305) 751-6305 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

About OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival with a mission to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain and educate. Launched separately – in 1998, as The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and in 2008, as the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – both editions were brought together under one brand to become the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Encompassing brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multicultural locations, OUTshine is internationally acclaimed as the largest LGBTQ+ cultural arts festival in the southeastern United States. OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. For more information, call 877-766-8156, visit us at outshinefilm.com and follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

12th Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale Drive-OUT feature Cowboys at Pier 66 Marina 12/4/20

12th Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale Drive-OUT feature Cowboys at Pier 66 Marina
Friday, 12/04/2020-, 07:00 pm-09:30 pm
Pier 66 Marina
2150 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: $40 per car

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

The 12th edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale, a bi-annual film festival whose mission is to unite the community through social events and LGBTQ+ media that inspire, entertain, and educate, will feature the film Cowboys (USA) as its Drive-OUT feature on Thursday, December 4, at 7 p.m. at Pier 66 Marina (2150 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale).
This critically acclaimed drama, awarded “Outstanding Performance in a U.S. Feature” at Outfest LGBT Film Festival and “Best Screenplay” at the TriBeCa Film Festival, stars Steve Zahn (Treme’, Modern Family, Dallas Buyers Club) as Troy, a father who tries to liberate his young transgender son by taking him to Canada, but as a frustrated female detective spearheads an investigation, she discovers that the child’s family situation is more complicated than she thought. Director Anna Kerrigan has created a powerful story that propels this modern-day western forward with an uncommon emotional veracity.
Opening night drive-in tickets are $40 per vehicle.

Building upon the success of its Miami-based virtual film festival held online earlier this year, the Fort Lauderdale edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale, presented by Gilead Sciences and Broward County, will showcase 21 world-class contemplative, comedic and creative films from 11 countries, (several making their US debuts during the streaming festival). All of the films will be made available to viewers virtually throughout the state of Florida from December 3 – 6, 2020. The festival will also host livestreamed special events with cocktail happy hours, talent and Q & A sessions as a way to virtually tie the community together.

A full list of films and descriptions can be found at outshinefilm.com.

Tickets for the 12th edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival Fort Lauderdale are on sale, now, at outshinefilm.com. Prices for individual films are $7.50 each and value packages range from $37.50 to $100. OUTshine members and annual passholders receive discounts on all packages.

For additional information about OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival memberships and film packages, call (305) 751-6305 or visit outshinefilm.com. Follow us on Facebook @OUTshineFilmFestival, on Twitter @OUTshineFilm and on Instagram @OUTshineFilm.

Sea Sycle Thanksgiving Food Drive at W Fort Lauderdale 11/27/20

Sea Sycle Thanksgiving Food Drive at W Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 11/27/2020-, 10:30 am-11:15 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20-$54

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element spin studio are offering guests and locals the ride of their life, with three-times-weekly spin classes every. This new series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 20 socially distanced spin bikes be perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor will help fuel the day with a heart-pumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommended. Masks are required for entry, but not required during class. Single classes are $20 or $54 for a 3 class pack. Also, free 90-minute parking is available when you grab a post-work-out bite at SoBe Vegan located within the hotel and the best part of all – on Tuesday and Thursday’s your Sea Sycle class comes with a complimentary all day, all-access pass to the hotel’s insta-worthy WET Deck. For more information and booking visit seasycle.com.

In good holiday spirit, W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element are launching a Serve360 initiative and teaming up Thanksgiving Week for a Sea Sycle food drive, benefiting local charity Poverello, which provides nutritious food, services, and basic living essentials for individuals living with critical and chronic illnesses in South Florida. The Sea Sycle drive will be open for donations during the three Thanksgiving week classes and two additional classes added by popular demand on Thursday, November 26 at 10AM and Friday, November 27 at 10:30AM. Every spinner who brings three cans of food (or more) will receive a complimentary post-class white wine spritzer to enjoy at W Fort Lauderdale’s swanky rooftop, WET Deck. Regular classes this week will be held at normal scheduled days/hours, with the exception of Friday, November 27th’s classes, which will be held at 9:30AM, plus the two newly added classes this week on Thursday at 10:00AM and Friday at 10:30AM.

Sea Sycle Thanksgiving Food Drive at W Fort Lauderdale 11/26/20

Sea Sycle Thanksgiving Food Drive at W Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 11/26/2020-, 10:00 am-10:45 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20-$54

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element spin studio are offering guests and locals the ride of their life, with three-times-weekly spin classes every. This new series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 20 socially distanced spin bikes be perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor will help fuel the day with a heart-pumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommended. Masks are required for entry, but not required during class. Single classes are $20 or $54 for a 3 class pack. Also, free 90-minute parking is available when you grab a post-work-out bite at SoBe Vegan located within the hotel and the best part of all – on Tuesday and Thursday’s your Sea Sycle class comes with a complimentary all day, all-access pass to the hotel’s insta-worthy WET Deck. For more information and booking visit seasycle.com.

In good holiday spirit, W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element are launching a Serve360 initiative and teaming up Thanksgiving Week for a Sea Sycle food drive, benefiting local charity Poverello, which provides nutritious food, services, and basic living essentials for individuals living with critical and chronic illnesses in South Florida. The Sea Sycle drive will be open for donations during the three Thanksgiving week classes and two additional classes added by popular demand on Thursday, November 26 at 10AM and Friday, November 27 at 10:30AM. Every spinner who brings three cans of food (or more) will receive a complimentary post-class white wine spritzer to enjoy at W Fort Lauderdale’s swanky rooftop, WET Deck. Regular classes this week will be held at normal scheduled days/hours, with the exception of Friday, November 27th’s classes, which will be held at 9:30AM, plus the two newly added classes this week on Thursday at 10:00AM and Friday at 10:30AM.

Circle of Unity Native American Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 11/21/20

Circle of Unity Native American Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 11/21/2020-01/12/2021, 10:00 am-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

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, is celebrating the significant contributions of local Native American artists during Native American Heritage Month in November and beyond. “Circle of Unity,” an intergenerational, multi-disciplinary exhibition that presents a contemporary perspective of Seminole artists on the cycles of solidarity and patterns of resilience that have always existed within the histories of the Seminole and Miccosukee People of Florida, will be on view through January 12, 2021 at the New River Inn.

“Circle of Unity” is one of several insightful experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include “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, Latin and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“Circle of Unity” is sponsored, in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. With additional support from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.

History Fort Lauderdale admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 219 SW Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided tours are available, daily, at 1, 2 & 3 p.m. with walking tours available upon special request. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Sea Sycle Thanksgiving Food Drive at W Fort Lauderdale 11/24/20

Sea Sycle Thanksgiving Food Drive at W Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 11/24/2020-, 09:00 am-09:45 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20-$54

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Sea Sycle Thanksgiving Food Drive at W Fort Lauderdale
It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element spin studio are offering guests and locals the ride of their life, with three-times-weekly spin classes every. This new series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 20 socially distanced spin bikes be perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor will help fuel the day with a heart-pumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommended. Masks are required for entry, but not required during class. Single classes are $20 or $54 for a 3 class pack. Also, free 90-minute parking is available when you grab a post work-out bite at SoBe Vegan located within the hotel and the best part of all – on Tuesday and Thursday’s your Sea Sycle class comes with a complimentary all day, all-access pass to the hotel’s insta-worthy WET Deck. For more information and booking visit seasycle.com.

In good holiday spirit, W Fort Lauderdale and Ride Element are launching a Serve360 initiative and teaming up Thanksgiving Week for a Sea Sycle food drive, benefiting local charity Poverello, which provides nutritious food, services and basic living essentials for individuals living with critical and chronic illnesses in South Florida. The Sea Sycle drive will be open for donations during the three Thanksgiving week classes. For every spinner who brings three cans of food (or more) will receive a complimentary post-class white wine spritzer to enjoy at W Fort Lauderdale’s swanky rooftop, WET Deck. Classes that week will be held at regular scheduled days/hours, with the exception of Friday, November 27th’s class, which will be held at 9:30AM.

Rock the Ribbon with Chuck Panozzo of STYX and The Voice’s Laura Vivas at World AIDS Museum’s Official Kick-off at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/1/20

Rock the Ribbon with Chuck Panozzo of STYX and The Voice’s Laura Vivas at World AIDS Museum’s Official Kick-off at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/01/2020-, 08:30 am-10:00 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderadle
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Rocking a red ribbon not only completes any outfit; it shows everyone – especially people living with HIV and their families – your support. On Tuesday, December 1 at 8:30 a.m. The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM) will present the official kick-off to World AIDS Day, founded in 1988 and themed this year as Rock the Ribbon. Hosted by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, the event will feature special guests Chuck Panozzo, Styx rock band member, and Laura Vivas, recording artist and former contestant on The Voice.

World AIDS Museum will gather elected officials, fellow HIV-related agencies and other stakeholders. Attendees will embrace this community gathering with special performances by Laura Vivas and the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus under the direction of Gary Keating. DJ Aulden Brown will add his flair to rock the crowd.

Special guest Styx rock band member Chuck Panozzo will be one of the voices heard as to why this day is so important. Charles Salvatore “Chuck” Panozzo is an American musician best known as the bass player for the rock band Styx. A longtime member of Styx, he founded the group with his fraternal twin brother, drummer John Panozzo, who died in July 1996, and singer/keyboardist Dennis De Young. He toured part-time from 1999 to 2003, and currently tours with Styx on a regular basis.

Chuck Panozzo is openly gay and has been out since 2001. That year, he also announced that he is living with HIV, and has been involved in campaigning for AIDS awareness and gay rights. In 2006, he spoke with Frontiers for the first time about his decision to come out. The following year, he released his autobiography “The Grand Illusion: Love, Lies, and My Life with Styx.”

Laura Vivas will offer a live performance that will coincide with the rock theme. Her blind audition on NBC’s hit show The Voice, Season 3, resulted in a spot on Christina Aguilera’s team. A native of Puerto Rico, Vivas’ career began at age 18 singing back-up for local artists. Since 2007, she has been the lead singer and the lone female in a six-piece South Florida cover band called Re-Mix. She has opened for artists such as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornsby and more.

The event, sponsored by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Seasons 52, Michael Murphy Photography and GPR | Goodman Public Relations, will be open to the public and take place outdoors under the covered valet parking entrance. Facial coverings will be required. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

About World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
The World AIDS and Museum and Educational Center works to promote dialogue that eliminates HIV/AIDS stigma through education, artistic expression, and cultural programming. The organization was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2011, and the Museum facility opened to the public in May 2014. We provide prevention and education services to over 5,000 people per year in public and charter schools, community-based social services, detention facilities, and colleges and universities. The Museum includes a permanent exhibit, “The Chronology of HIV/AIDS,” and rotating smaller exhibits highlighting different aspects of the HIV epidemic worldwide. Special programs, including art exhibitions, films, and community dialogues, are offered throughout the year. For more information, call (954) 390-0550 or visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations and touted as Fort Lauderdale’s most fashionable address, features a collection of popular retail and dining options. Macy’s, Dillard’s and H&M anchor the center which also is home to Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors and Pandora. Visitors can choose from a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Blue Martini and Powerhouse Gym can also be found at The Galleria. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). More information about current and extended hours is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or by visiting www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Homebuying 101 12/2/20

Homebuying 101
Wednesday, 12/02/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Website
Cost: free

This presentation covers the basics of the homebuying process and gets you best prepared to find your dream home. You’ll learn:

The steps involved in the homebuying process
The variety of lending options available when trying to buy a home
Everything you’ll need to have for a successful closing
And more!

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL Raising Funds for Annual Harvest Drive Through Dec. 1 11/17/20, 11/18/20, 11/19/20, 11/20/20, 11/21/20, 11/22/20, 11/23/20, 11/24/20, 11/25/20, 11/26/20, 11/27/20, 11/28/20, 11/29/20, 11/30/20, 12/1/20

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL Raising Funds for Annual Harvest Drive Through Dec. 1
Tuesday, 11/17/2020-12/01/2020, 12:00 am-
Website
Cost:

Fort Lauderdale-based Freedland Harwin Valori, PL (FHV), along with the Rotary Club of Weston and Huntington Learning Center, are asking for the community’s support to raise funds for the annual Harvest Drive, which helps feed families in need. The organizations will be collecting funds through Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Constraints on food collection and volunteer involvement due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the need for help from the community, to ensure that families in need have food this holiday season. With a goal to provide 1,500 families with students in Broward County Public Schools two full bags of non-perishable groceries (40 pounds of food) and a $25 gift card, the organizations are asking for monetary donations of any amount.

Donations can be made via Venmo at @RotaryFeeds, CashApp at $WestonRotary, and PayPal at reho7@aol.com.

In addition to giving to a great cause, everyone who donates, regardless of the amount, will be entered in a raffle to win a $1,000 American Express gift card. To be entered in the raffle, donors simply need to email a screenshot of their donation to rotaryfeeds@gmail.com.

For more information about Harvest Drive, visit www.harvestdriveflorida.com.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Where the Boys Are,” A 60th Anniversary Film Photo Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/3/20

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Where the Boys Are,” A 60th Anniversary Film Photo Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 12/03/2020-01/03/2021, 10:00 am-
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present, “Where the Boys Are,” an exclusive 60th anniversary film photo exhibition at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Opening on Wednesday, December 3, this free retrospective will feature 40 curated historical and never-before-seen oversized images chronicling the making of and local star-studded premiere (December 21, 1960) of the landmark film that cemented the City of Fort Lauderdale as a worldwide Spring Break destination. The walk-through exhibit will be available for the public to view near Swarovski until January 3, 2021.

Visitors to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will delight in seeing the making of Where the Boys Are, the 1960 American CinemaScope comedy directed by Henry Levin, via a variety of slice-of-life and candid on-set images enlarged for detail. These include captures of local resident and actress Connie Francis (who sang the film’s memorable title theme), as well as stars Dolores Hart, Paula Prentiss, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, and Frank Gorshin. Some photos were captured on the actual site of The Galleria, then an open-air shopping center called the Sunrise Center. Many photos feature local South Florida extras and regional film crew who were called-upon to star and work on the film.

Funding is provided in part by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. This organization is sponsored, in part, by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council of Arts and Culture.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale’s “Where the Boys Are” 60th anniversary exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

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

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

The Perfect Turkey Awaits on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Series Segment with Chef Elvis Bravo 11/24/20

The Perfect Turkey Awaits on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Series Segment with Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 11/24/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

The perfect turkey awaits on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live, Tuesday, November 24, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to prepare this traditional Thanksgiving favorite with a citrus mojo marinade twist. Also featured on this segment will be the upcoming winner of The Galleria’s Taste of the Holidays recipe contest who will prepare his/her special accompanying dish. Viewers are invited to try this entrée at home or dine with Seasons 52 this Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, to enjoy a full holiday meal.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 13th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has resumed its normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, plus continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

Lips Annual Gospel Brunch & Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center 12/6/20

Lips Annual Gospel Brunch & Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Sunday, 12/06/2020-, 11:00 am-01:30 pm
Lips
1421 East Oakland Park Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
Website
Cost: Brunch is $24.95 per person plus an additional $10 cover charge that will go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will host a not-your-ordinary Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) during its Drag-a-licious Gospel Brunch on Sunday, December 6, with two show seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped children’s toy to receive a free Lips’ World-Famous Frozen Cosmo during a future visit.

Attendees to this festive brunch will have two reasons to enjoy Lips show palace experience. One is to celebrate Lips’ show hostess, Nicolette’s birthday and the other is to support CDTC. Show goers will experience soulful and inspirational music performed by the ladies of Lips who will also serve Lips’ world-famous all-inclusive Sunday brunch with bottomless Bloody Marys, mimosas and Champagne.

Guests of Lips always enjoy the witty show hostesses and talented cast who serve up delicious food and entertainment as part of a well-orchestrated revue of past and present leading ladies. Lips is more drag-a-licious than ever with a popular menu of drag queen-inspired delicious salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, plus a full-bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other signature drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. Seating is limited due to social distancing requirements. Lips is CDC compliant and facial coverings are required upon entry. Brunch is $24.95 per person plus an additional $10 cover charge that will go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

About Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 12,000 children with special healthcare needs in Broward County, annually. As a facility of Broward Health, CDTC’s mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of children with special healthcare needs by providing comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services within a medical home environment. CDTC is a nationally recognized center of excellence offering a unique system of care for infants, children and youth with chronic illnesses, disabilities and developmental delays. For information, visit childrensdiagnostic.com.

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

Business Fundamentals: Starting a Business During COVID-19 11/19/20

Business Fundamentals: Starting a Business During COVID-19
Thursday, 11/19/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: 0

You’ll learn valuable knowledge on how you can start your business even with COVID-19 standing in the way. The following topics will be covered by our Commercial Relationship Officer, David Mateo:

How to register your business name.
How to weather the storm should there be another shutdown.
Understand how debt or leverage can be an asset to your business.
Learn about your industry and understand the key players

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s “A Merry Little Shop & Stroll” 11/18/20

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s “A Merry Little Shop & Stroll”
Wednesday, 11/18/2020-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of Broward County’s premier shopping and dining destinations, will be “Making It Merry ASAP” with a free, safe and fun night of cheer and surprises to kick-off the holiday season on Wednesday, November 18. From 5 – 7 p.m., guests can enjoy complimentary light bites and beverages at participating stores plus live entertainment from NBC’s The Voice former contestant Laura Vivas as part of “A Merry Little Shop & Stroll.” As an added-bonus, select retailers including Dillard’s, Altar’d State, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille will be offering exclusive shopping and dining incentives.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale previously announced it will return to normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, beginning Monday, November 2.

There is no cost to attend “A Merry Little Shop & Stroll,” but RSVP/registration is necessary. Registration can be found at http://bit.ly/MerryLittleShopandStroll. Check-in for this night of merriment will be located across from Swarovski. Upon check-in, guests will receive a special event swag bag with additional incentives. For more information about “Make It Merry ASAP” at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, or for a complete list of retailers, holiday hours and events, please call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations and touted as Fort Lauderdale’s most fashionable address, features a collection of popular retail and dining options. Macy’s, Dillard’s and H&M anchor the center which also is home to Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors and Pandora. Visitors can choose from a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Blue Martini and Powerhouse Gym can also be found at The Galleria. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). More information about current and extended hours is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or by visiting www.galleriamall-fl.com.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $18.0 billion in 2019, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 93,000 as of June 30, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale 11/6/20

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 11/06/2020-, 06:30 pm-07:15 pm
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20-$54

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale has partnered with Ride Element Spin Studio to offer locals the ride of their life. This new series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 20 socially distanced spin bikes be perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor will help fuel the day with a heart pumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Score complimentary 90-minute valet parking when you grab a post-workout bite at SoBe Vegan, located within the hotel. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommend. Single classes are $20 or you can opt-in for a 3 class pack for $54. Masks are required for entry, but not required during class. Catch more Sea Sycle classes every Friday at 6:30PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00AM.

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale 11/5/20

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 11/05/2020-, 09:00 am-09:45 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20-$54

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale has partnered with Ride Element Spin Studio to offer locals the ride of their life. This new series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 20 socially distanced spin bikes be perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor will help fuel the day with a heart pumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Score complimentary 90-minute valet parking when you grab a post-workout bite at SoBe Vegan, located within the hotel. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommend. Single classes are $20 or you can opt-in for a 3 class pack for $54. Masks are required for entry, but not required during class. Catch more Sea Sycle classes every Friday at 6:30PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00AM.

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale 11/3/20

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 11/03/2020-, 09:00 am-09:45 am
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20-$54

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale has partnered with Ride Element Spin Studio to offer locals the ride of their life. This new series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 20 socially distanced spin bikes be perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor will help fuel the day with a heart pumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Score complimentary 90-minute valet parking when you grab a post-workout bite at SoBe Vegan, located within the hotel. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommend. Single classes are $20 or you can opt-in for a 3 class pack for $54. Masks are required for entry, but not required during class. Catch more Sea Sycle classes every Friday at 6:30PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00AM.

A Night of Hope & Thanksgiving a live-broadcast holiday concert by GENTRI 11/21/20

A Night of Hope & Thanksgiving a live-broadcast holiday concert by GENTRI
Saturday, 11/21/2020-, 07:30 pm-
Coral Ridge Presbyterian
5555 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308
Website
Cost: $0

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

Ring in the holiday season with this inspirational, one-night only performance by three remarkable tenors, GENTRI. Taking place at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church with live broadcast on CRPC.TV, Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Brought to you by Burdette Beckham Inc. to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Broward, building homes, communities, and hope.

For more details call 954-396-3030.

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair 11/4/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair on November 4
Wednesday, 11/04/2020-, 10:00 am-01:00 pm
The Salvation Army of Broward County – Community Center
100 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

The Salvation Army of Broward County is seeking to fill 125 seasonal paid bell ringer positions at its Holiday 2020 Job Fair on November 4. South Florida residents with a positive outlook and an affinity for philanthropy and fun are encouraged to apply.

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 $213,205 for the Greater Fort Lauderdale community.

The Job Fair screenings will comply with CDC-approved COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and applicants will be required to wear a mask. Bell Ringers will be selected for employment for the holiday period of November 13 – December 24.

The Red Kettle Bell Ringers program is only part of the nonprofit organization’s efforts to help those less fortunate. Last year’s Angel Tree Program secured and distributed more than 8,046 toys to 1,061 families with diminished resources. The Salvation Army is actively assisting thousands of residents-in-need through its Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Thursday, trusted Army experts provide non-perishable items and other pantry goods to more hundreds of underserved families. The organization also provides meals-to-go services for the homeless, its residents and other impoverished individuals.

The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” For more information or to make a donation, visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale or call (954) 524-6991. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Browardsalvationarmy, on Instagram @salvationarmybroward and on Twitter @SalArmyBroward.

Succulent Sea Scallops are on the Menu for The Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo 10/27/20

Succulent Sea Scallops are on the Menu for The Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 10/27/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

Learn how to prepare a succulent seafood favorite with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live, Tuesday, October 27, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to cook Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops with French Green Beans and Mascarpone Risotto.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 12th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Ahi Tuna, Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

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

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale 10/30/20

Sea Sycle at W Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 10/30/2020-, 06:30 pm-07:15 pm
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale has partnered with Ride Element Spin Studio to offer locals the ride of their life. This new series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 20 socially distanced spin bikes be perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. A Ride Element spin instructor will help fuel the day with a heartpumping workout, saturated with panoramic ocean views and lively beats. Score complimentary 90-minute valet parking when you grab a post-workout bite at SoBe Vegan, located wihtin the hotel. Cycle shoes or sneakers are required for class and water, sunglasses, and hats are recommend. Single classes are $20 or you can opt-in for a 3 class pack for $54. Masks are required for entry, but not required during class. Catch more Sea Sycle classes every Friday at 6:30PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00AM.

Spooky Good Time at Shooters 10/31/20

Spooky Good Time at Shooters
Saturday, 10/31/2020-, 04:00 pm-10:00 pm
Shooters Waterfront
3033 NE 32nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308
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Cost: free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Stop for a spooky good time at Shooters Waterfront for an on-deck and socially-distant Halloween costume celebration starting at 4 pm, on October 31. During dinner hours, the staff will provide candy to all diners who choose to sip and savor in costume. In addition, the bar at Shooters Waterfront will serve a specialty menu of Halloween-themed libations upon request, including Wicked, a potent potion composed of Svedka, Apple Pucker, simple syrup, and lime.

From Studio to Gallery: How to Market Your Art 10/27/20

From Studio to Gallery: How to Market Your Art
Tuesday, 10/27/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Two-person panel intended to help freelance and professional fine artists learn how to market their work

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Tune in for a two-person panel intended to help freelance and professional fine artists learn how to market their work, get their work into a gallery, and create a “brand” for themselves and their artwork.

Topics covered:

  • I make art, Am I an artist?

  • What’s the difference between institutional art, expression and advertising?

  • What happens when an artist finishes a work? How does it end up in a museum or gallery?

  • Why can we sell shoes easier than we can sell artwork?

​ABOUT JESSICA
Jessica Ransom manages, curates, and installs exhibitions as the Artist Services Coordinator at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. She serves as the primary contact for professional visual artists in Palm Beach County and is a member of the Council’s Artist Resource Team. Jessica has held positions throughout the art industry as an art advisor and appraiser, developing clientele for a fine art handling firm, and managing the contemporary art space Culture Lab at CityPlace. Her experience includes advising private collectors on purchases, sales, and appraisals, overseeing both private and public art installations, and managing all aspects of art loans. Jessica received her master’s in the History of Art and the Art Market from Christie’s Education in New York City. She serves on the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places committee and is a board member of Impact the Palm Beaches.

​ABOUT CAROLINA
Carolina Loch is an independent art curator and researcher of contemporary art. Graduated in Social Communication – Advertising, specialist in Communication and Culture – Interfaces and Master’s student of Language and Technology – Contemporary Aesthetics, she researches Art History since 2013, has been an independent curator sin​ce 2014 and coordinates the Curitiba International Biennial of Contemporary Art since 2015. In 2017, she won the Young Curators Awards with the exhibition “The museum is feminist ‘and other hopes for the future”. Since 2019, she teaches Contemporary Art and Art and Technology in formal and informal institutions.

Second Annual Art + Stroll (Virtual) 11/12/20

Second Annual Art + Stroll (Virtual)
Thursday, 11/12/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm

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Cost: $25 – $50

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) and BBX Capital proudly present the 2nd Annual ART + STROLL, a one-of-a-kind event featuring an art exhibition and entertainment.

This year via Zoom, participants will virtually view the artwork, purchase fabulous art for their homes, offices or as a holiday gift, and enjoy entertainment by Face the Music Foundation and NYSW Jazz Lounge safely from home while supporting arts and culture.

Proceeds from sales of the artwork directly benefit BFA’s innovative programs and local artists. Tickets are limited and priced at $25 for the Zoom link only and $50 for the Zoom link and a swag bag filled with Hoffman’s Chocolates, a bottle of Prosecco and other special treats.

During the event, as an added bonus, all ticketholders have a chance to win such prizes as tickets for two on a Spirit Airlines flight, tickets for two on a JetBlue flight and a Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach staycation package.

For additional information, please visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll.

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions 10/17/20

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions
Saturday, 10/17/2020-11/28/2020, 11:00 am-11:45 am
Facebook
Cost: Free

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist, shark expert and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey continues to share his expeditions, insights of the sea, marine science knowledge, and art techniques for families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic through free online art sessions, discussions, contests, and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live.

To view the live sessions, visit Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

For a complete list of educational resources, visit guyharvey.com/pages/ghof-education.

Wine Down Wednesdays 10/14/20

Wine Down Wednesdays
Wednesday, 10/14/2020-10/21/2020, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: 00

Lilac and Lilies Boutique proudly presents Wine Down Wednesdays, a recurring mid-week, social media live shopping event starting Wednesday, October 14, from 6 to 7 pm. This glamorous event, hosted by owner and fashion expert Michelle DiMarco and manager Brittany Dorsky via Instagram and Facebook Live, will give participants the opportunity to engage in live shopping digitally. Additionally, participants who share the live will be automatically entered to win an item from the virtual event.
To secure items guests just have to follow this brief instructions:
1. Click on the link when Lilac and Lilies Boutique goes live. You will immediately receive a DM
2. Click on that DM, it will enable you to create an account.
3. Create an account. Takes less than a minute!
And you’re ready to shop!!! To purchase items on our live leave in the comments:
1. Sold
2. Item number
3. And color if there is more than one

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale 10/10/20 – 11/2/20

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 10/10/2020-11/02/2020, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Facebook
Cost: Prices vary; Some free events

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

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. This year’s exhibit, opening October 4 and running through November 2, will showcase fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed.

Fully complying with social distancing and health and safety guidelines, activities will include an opening ceremony, a ZOOM Community Conversation about the history and future of Día de los Muertos, Florida Day of the Dead Celebration shadow puppet theater storytelling and a closing evening of pop-up “Ofrendas” on the banks of the New River.

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

Sunday, October 4, from noon – 3 p.m.; “Ofrendas” Family Fun Day Exhibit Opening;
Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Enjoy performances from Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake, Grupo Folklorico Timanati, Godmother Death, Danza Mexhika and Mesoamerica Danza. This FREE public event will have limited, timed-entry gallery tours of the community “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Monday, October 19, at 6:45 p.m.; Community Conversation: The History and Future of Day of the Dead in Mexico; Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for an interactive ZOOM discussion about the history and future of Day of the Dead in Mexico. RSVP requested at http://bit.ly/HFLOfrendas2020CC.

Sunday, November 1, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration’s Shadow Puppet Theater and roving giant puppets
Enjoy Catrinas and Folklorico performances at the New River Inn. Participate in limited, timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition. Sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Puppet Network & Puppet Guild of South Florida.

Monday, November 2 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration Closing Evening; Free
Bring your family to History Fort Lauderdale for an evening of pop-up “Ofrendas,” luminarias on the New River and entertainment experiences including Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake. Last chance for timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Select events and pop-up performances will be livestreamed on Facebook at facebook.com/dayofthedeadflorida to encourage virtual participation.

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

History Fort Lauderdale admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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 and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo 10/13/20

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, live virtual event

Learn how to prepare a hearty and flavorful favorite with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo for his rescheduled segment on Facebook Live, Tuesday, October 13, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to cook Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop with German Red Cabbage.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 11th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Ahi Tuna, Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

AAF Creative Zen Presents Alexa Carlin 10/9/20

AAF Creative Zen Presents Alexa Carlin
Friday, 10/09/2020-, 09:00 am-10:00 am
Website
Cost: Free

Join us online for a FREE, thought-provoking talk with founder and CEO of Women Empower X, Alexa Carlin.

Alexa Carlin is a nationally-renowned public speaker and Founder & CEO of Women Empower X. Inspired by her own entrepreneurial pursuits, Alexa founded WEX with the mission to help more women pursue their passions and get to the next level in their career and life.

Alexa founded her first business in high school becoming the sole licensee to design jewelry for an L.A. based fashion company. This entrepreneurial spirit led her to starting a blog in college, Hello Perfect, which served the purpose of helping young women gain confidence in themselves and attracted the likes of Mark Cuban, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Madden, Marc Jacobs and other influential celebrities.

In college, only months before graduation, Alexa found herself in a coma with a 1% chance of living. This near-death experience led to a number of health issues but today, Alexa sees this experience as something to be grateful for as it has been her prime motivation and inspiration to share her story authentically with audiences all over the world.
Alexa was featured on the cover of Meetings & Conventions Magazine as 1 of 15 “Young Millennial Go-Getters To Watch” and named one of the “Most Powerful Women In Fort Lauderdale” by Gold Coast’s Fort Lauderdale Daily.

She has also been featured on Cheddar TV, FOX, ABC, CBS, OWN and in Entrepreneur, Glamour Magazine, Mashable, and TEDx among others. With a following that reaches over 100,000 people on and offline, Alexa’s mission is to make a difference in at least one person’s life every day
AAF CreativeZen was born out of a desire for the local AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & the Palm Beaches chapter of the American Advertising Federation & Choose954 to inspire and engage with our local creative community. Every Creative Zen event includes complimentary coffee and breakfast bites before a short inspiring and thought provoking talk during the second Friday morning of the month. All Creative Zen events are free of charge and open to the community, being creative or a member of the Advertising Federation is not required! #AAFCreativeZen

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo 9/29/20

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 09/29/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Learn how to prepare a light and refreshing entree with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live on Tuesday, September 29, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques about how to prepare Ahi Tuna Tartare with Mango Fruit Salsa and Wasabi Avocado Mousse.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 10th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

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

Happy Hour with The Galleria Featuring Laura Vivas, Former Contestant on NBC’s The Voice 9/24/20

Happy Hour with The Galleria Featuring Laura Vivas, Former Contestant on NBC’s The Voice
Thursday, 09/24/2020-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free, live virtual event

West Palm Beach resident and NBC’s The Voice former contestant Laura Vivas will headline the next Happy Hour with The Galleria, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s free virtual music series, on Thursday, September 24, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live.

Laura Vivas’ blind audition on NBC’s hit show The Voice, Season 3, resulted in a spot on Christina Aguilera’s team. A native of Puerto Rico, Vivas’ career began at age 18 singing back-up for local artists. Since 2007, she has been the lead singer and the lone female in a six-piece South Florida cover band called Re-Mix. She has opened for artists such as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornsby and more.

Since April, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers have included Shane Duncan, Eddie Bustamante, Nathalie Nesh and Beto Rubineli, Manny Diquez, Carly Jo Jackson, Alexander Star, The Tim Charron Band and Tori Rossi and Will Plus. These archived recorded livestream performances can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are offering full-service dining, in addition to take-out.

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

The Magic of Freight – How It Affects You and Me, an Interactive Zoom Conversation with Broward County Leaders 9/17/20

The Magic of Freight – How It Affects You and Me, an Interactive Zoom Conversation with Broward County Leaders
Thursday, 09/17/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Join the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for a free Speak Up Broward interactive conversation about the magic of freight (air, sea, rail and trucking) on our economy and how it is possible for us to receive goods with the touch of a button. Listen to experts as they share their visions for more ways to move goods in and out of the South Florida region.

Speakers will be:
• Beam Furr, Broward County Commissioner, MPO Board Member
• Gail Bulfin, Sr. Vice President – Member Development, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
• Steve Belleme, Business Development Manager, Broward County Aviation Department
• Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive, Broward County Port Everglades Department

The panel will be moderated by Dan Haake, AICP, National Freight Expert, HDR.

Register via ZOOM at http://bit.ly/BrowardMPOMagicofFreight

For more information, contact Anthea Thomas at thomasa@browardmpo.org or (954) 876-0034. Visit https://browardmpo.org/calendar/event/1014-speak-up-broward-online-events-freight.

Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo Prepares Bone-in Dry-rubbed Pork Chop on the next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment 9/15/20

Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo Prepares Bone-in Dry-rubbed Pork Chop on the next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment
Tuesday, 09/15/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

Learn how to prepare a hearty and flavorful favorite with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live on Tuesday, September 15, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to cook Bone-in Dry-rubbed Pork Chop with German Red Cabbage.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 10th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

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

Virtual Writing Workshop with Professional Spoken Word Artist Asia Samson 9/19/20

Virtual Writing Workshop with Professional Spoken Word Artist Asia Samson
Saturday, 09/19/2020-, 09:00 am-01:00 pm
Website
Cost: $10 for Members; $40 for Non-Members

Perfect for beginners to novice writers, Asia Samson’s signature workshop teaches fundamental storytelling through a combination of lecture and interactive writing exercises. On Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students will learn how to mine their lives for such stories — from the significant life changing event to the mundane. Workshop participants will learn the formula on how to format and frame those stories into a compelling spoken word poem.
Asia Samson is a professional spoken word artist from South Florida and has toured over 1000 colleges all over the country since 2006. He’s been seen on HBO Def Poetry Jam, Ted Talks, Button Poetry, NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest and So Far Sounds. He has worked with companies like Disney, To Write Love On Her Arms & most recently, Nokia Mobile. He has broken college-booking records for the most booked poetry act garnering him the awards of APCA College Performer of the Year and thrice the APCA Spoken Word Artist of the Year.
Tickets are $10 for members of AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches and $40 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/find-the-poem-with-asia-sampson-tickets-117279304557.

About the American Advertising Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale and The Palm Beaches
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Advertising Federation was established in 1957 as a local arm of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to serve the interest of all disciplines and career levels in advertising. In 2016, we joined forces with the Advertising Federation of the Palm Beaches to form AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches. Whether you’re new to the fast-paced world of advertising or a seasoned professional, AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches is for you. We can help you advance your career, develop your skills, build connections and celebrate the amazing industry we work in.

Open Call to Artists for 2nd Annual Art and Stroll 9/11/20

Open Call to Artists for 2nd Annual Art and Stroll
Friday, 09/11/2020-09/30/2020, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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Cost:

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) is seeking entries from established and emerging artists for its 2nd Annual ART + STROLL, presented by BBX Capital, on Thursday, November 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The artful event will be held virtually via Zoom.

The theme and medium are open and include, but are not limited to, photography, painting, drawing, print making, paper art, fiber art, wood, clay, metal, glass, sculpture, fashion or mixed media. There is no fee to enter.

Works selected are based on originality, creativity, craftsmanship and artistic distinction. All work(s) must be submitted as a 300 dpi jpeg via online submission at bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-artist-entry-form. Artists may submit up to two different works for consideration that they have personally created. Each digital jpeg file of the submitted work must be included in the ART + STROLL artist’s online entry form. Artwork in jpeg format should be saved with the artist’s name and title.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 30 by midnight via online form submission. Accepted artists will be notified in early October and accepted works may be used for marketing purposes.

For additional information, visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll and click on “call to artists.” All artists must fill in the entry form to be considered.

Happy Hour with The Galleria featuring Tori Rossi and Will Plus 9/10/20

Happy Hour with The Galleria featuring Tori Rossi and Will Plus
Thursday, 09/10/2020-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, live virtual event

Back by popular demand, Tori Rossi and Will Plus return to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, September 10, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. The enchanting duo will perform classic hits and modern favorites and fans are invited to send in special requests and shout outs.

Tori Rossi and Will Plus were the first performers featured on the Facebook Live series that was launched in April. Since then, Happy Hour with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community during the COVID-19 quarantine. Happy Hour with The Galleria virtual music performers have also included Shane Duncan, Eddie Bustamante, Nathalie Nesh and Beto Rubineli, Manny Diquez, Carly Jo Jackson, Alexander Star and The Tim Charron Band. These archived recorded livestream performances can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is now open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are offering full-service dining, in addition to take-out.

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

Spread Love Fundraising Campaign 9/5/20 – 10/31/20

Spread Love Fundraising Campaign
Friday, 09/05/2020-10/31/2020, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free to browse; unframed prints priced at $100

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA), a not-for-profit organization that brings business leaders together to advocate for arts and culture, has announced the launch of the Spread Love fundraising campaign in partnership with world-renowned artist Cey Adams. Proceeds from sales of signed limited edition prints of Adams’ Love mural in Omaha, Neb. will benefit BFA, allowing the organization to continue to expand innovative programming.

Only 100 of the archival 24×18 prints are available from this legendary artist. Priced at $100 each, they can be ordered online at https://business-for-the-arts-of-broward.square.site/s/shop beginning September 1. An optional convenience fee of $150 is available for buyers who wish to purchase framed copies. Additionally, $25 raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win either the first print of the edition (1/100) or an exclusive “artist’s proof” print.

The campaign will run through October 31 or until stock is sold out.

Go Fish with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment 9/1/20

Go Fish with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment
Tuesday, 09/01/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Go fish with The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment on Cooking with The Galleria, a free virtual tutorial series! Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live on Tuesday, September 1, at 2 p.m., as he demonstrates how to prepare a mouthwatering Chilean Sea Bass with porcini broth, hearts of palm noodles, and snow peas.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s ninth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

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

Lilac and Lilies Wanderlust Sale 8/17/20

Lilac and Lilies Wanderlust Sale
Monday, 08/17/2020-09/22/2020, 10:00 am-07:00 pm
Lilac and Lilies Boutiques
2541 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

In preparation for a permanent move to online retail, Lilac And Lilies Boutique, Fort Lauderdale’s premier fashion boutique, announces its Wanderlust Sale, a month-long promotion offering 30-60 percent off merchandise storewide.

Wanderlust Sale Schedule:

August 17 -23: 30% off storewide
August 24-30: 40% off storewide
August 31- September 7: 50% off storewide
September 8-22: 60% off storewide

The Wanderlust sale will offer exclusive savings on designer fashion and accessories such as, lifestyle resort wear, athleisure, swimwear, jewelry and denim. In late September they will also offer: store furnishings, including specialty Italian furniture, eye-catching chandeliers, art prints, jewelry displays, Parisian-inspired artworks, animal skin rugs and more.

To shop the Wanderlust Sale, visit Lilac And Lilies Boutique in Fort Lauderdale. Curbside pickup is also available.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Virtual Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K September 19 – 26 9/19/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Virtual Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K September 19 – 26
Saturday, 09/19/2020-09/26/2020, 12:00 am-
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Cost: $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8), $20 per participant (18 and under) and $25 for registrants (19 and over). Team registration is $20 per person for teams of three or more.

in your own space to “krush” poverty and homelessness in Broward County! The Salvation Army of Broward County will go virtual for its rescheduled third annual Kettle Krush 5K, September 19 – 26, designed to raise awareness and funds for families in need. Registration is open, now, at tinyurl.com/BrowardKettleKrush2020.

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

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

Registration fees for the third annual Kettle Krush Virtual 5K are $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8), $20 per participant (18 and under) and $25 for registrants (19 and over). Team registration is $20 per person for teams of three or more. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. T-shirts can be picked-up, in advance, during a special drive-through at The Salvation Army of Broward Area Command, 1445 West Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale, on Wednesday, September 16 (3 – 7 p.m.), Thursday, September 17 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Friday, September 18 (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.).
The virtual event will feature a live leader board link updated every two minutes with real-time tabulation of overall, gender and age group categories provided by AccuChipUSA, Inc. and awards will be given to runners within the “top 3” categories and age groups.

During the virtual race time window, The Salvation Army of Broward encourages participants to email selfies, photos or short videos of their personal race with the hashtag #BrowardKettleKrush2020 for consideration to be posted on the organization’s social media sites. Participants can also display their chosen racecourse by uploading maps from the following fitness app trackers: Strava, Garmin, Polar, MapMyRun, RunKeeper, MovesCount, EndoMondo and TomTom Sports (course maps will be publicly viewable).

The Salvation Army of Broward County Virtual Kettle Krush 5K is sponsored by FPL, Fast Printz, Forney Construction, Edd Helms Group, Acme Barricades and Bimbo Bakeries.

For more information or to pledge additional monetary and/or sponsorship support, please contact Robert Beasley at (954) 712-2480 or email Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” Since 1926, The Salvation Army has been active in Broward County serving thousands of our most needy community members. Today, it offers a number of vital programs including its Economic Stability Program, the Open Door Project emergency shelter, a food pantry, transitional family housing, New Beginnings for pregnant homeless women and disaster services. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale or call (954) 524-6991.

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions Continue on Saturdays 8/22/20, 8/29/20, 9/5/20, 9/12/20, 9/19/20, 9/26/20

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions Continue on Saturdays
Saturday, 08/22/2020-09/26/2020, 11:00 am-11:45 am
Virtual Location
Cost:

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey continues to share his expeditions, insights of the sea and art techniques for families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic through free online art sessions, discussions and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live.

To view the live sessions, visit Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

For a complete list of educational resources, visit guyharvey.com/pages/ghof-education.

Sunday Brunchday at Quarterdeck 8/16/20

Sunday Brunchday at Quarterdeck
Sunday, 08/16/2020-10/04/2020, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Quarterdeck Restaurant
1035 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Quarterdeck’s 17th Street location is taking Sunday Funday to the next level with a new delicious brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy outdoor dining on the expansive patio under the canopy of the Banyan tree with their furry companions. Brunch enthusiasts can sit back and sip on bottomless Mimosas and Bellinis for $15, $10 Bloody Marys and 1/2 off Rosé wines all day, every Sunday. Pair these boozy brunch cocktails with new savory and sweet breakfast classics such as the Chicken and Waffles ($13), Belgian waffle, honey butter, crispy fried chicken, maple syrup and candied pecans; Shrimp and Grits ($15), blackened shrimp, peppers, white cheddar grits, fried egg and toast; Sailor’s Breakfast ($9), two eggs, toast, bacon and turkey sausage; and Avocado Toast ($9), avocado purée and pumpkin seeds on ciabatta bread. For a hearty option, try the Hangover Burger ($14), a 10-ounce burger topped with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, a fried egg, diced red onion and sriracha sauce.

Duckhorn Wine Pairing Dinner at Casa D’Angelo Fort Lauderdale 8/27/20

Duckhorn Wine Pairing Dinner at Casa D’Angelo Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 08/27/2020-, 06:30 pm-
Casa D’Angelo
1201 N. Federal Hwy.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 from 6:30PM – 10PM

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 Duckhorn Vineyards, a premier producer of Bordeaux varietal wines.

Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent more than 30 years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.

MENU

Scallop & Porcini Ragout over Smoked Mozzarella Crostini
Mascarpone & Walnut Stuffed Sundried Figs
Paired with Duckhorn, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018


Bison Tartar & Roasted Bone Marrow, Dijonnaise & Saba Balsamic<br /> Paired with Calera ‘Ryan’s Vineyard’ Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir 2016

House-made Fat Spaghetti with Tuscan Pecorino
Black Pepper over Tear Drop Tomato & Thyme Sauce
Paired with Duckhorn, Napa Valley Merlot 2017


Wood Oven Roasted Creekstone NY Strip<br /> Caramelized Pearl Onions, Red Wine & Juniper Berry Sauce<br /> Paired with Duckhorn, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark Chocolate Tart, Chilled Walnut Sabayon
Paired with Paraduxx, Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2017

$125/person plus tax and gratuity. Space is very limited. Reservations required.

Kindly RSVP to Casa D’Angelo by calling 954.564.1234

Casa D’Angelo
1201 N. Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304
https://www.casa-d-angelo.com/

We’re Eggs-tatic About Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment 8/11/20

We’re Eggs-tatic About Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment
Tuesday, 08/11/2020-, 02:00 pm-
Facebook
Cost: Free

We’re eggs-tatic about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s next segment on Cooking with The Galleria, a free virtual tutorial series! Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live on Tuesday, August 11, at 2 p.m., as he demonstrates how to prepare No-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s eighth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

Join Shane Duncan And Dance To High Energy Hits On The Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series 8/20/20

Join Shane Duncan And Dance To High Energy Hits On The Next Happy Hour With The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Thursday, 08/20/2020-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced Shane Duncan as its next featured act on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, August 20, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. Duncan will be accompanied on vocals by Tiffany Rosario. The virtual show will begin with a new wine preview as part of The Capital Grille’s The Generous Pour – Summer Wine Tasting Event.

Shane Duncan is a high energy entertainer performing a variety of music genres including Top 40, country, rock, dance, disco and oldies. Over the last 15 years, he has played all over the country and dazzled audiences with his repertoire of over 450 songs.

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

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is now open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are offering full-service dining in addition to take-out.

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

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch 8/8/20

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch
Saturday, 08/08/2020-08/08/2020, 11:30 am-04:00 pm
Casa Sensei
1200 E Las Olas Blvd STE 101,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: FREE

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

This weekend and next weekend, Casa Sensei has partnered with Rock N Roll Tequila for a new Rock N Roll weekend brunch along the Las Olas waterfront in Fort Lauderdale. As part of the brunch, Casa Sensei has launched a new cocktail menu with signature libations created with Rock N Roll’s branded tequila.

Raffle and Giveaways
Any time you purchase a Rock N Roll Tequila cocktail, you’ll be entered into a raffle to enter to win a 2-night stay at the Hard Rock Guitar Hotel in Hollywood, FL. There will also be giveaways, including a large bottle of Rock N Roll tequila and tequila gift basket. Winners will be announced on Sunday.

Entertainment, Food and Gondola Tours
In addition, Casa Sensei has debuted a new brunch menu, which will be available on Saturday and Sunday including a new Rock N Roll Sushi roll, which also comes with a bottle of tequila. There will be live entertainment, including an acoustic duo. Gondola tours will be available via Waterfront Gondola Tours and brunch is available by Casa Sensei.

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch 8/9/20

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch
Sunday, 08/09/2020-08/09/2020, 11:30 am-04:00 pm
Casa Sensei
1200 E Las Olas Blvd STE 101,,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

This weekend and next weekend, Casa Sensei has partnered with Rock N Roll Tequila for a new Rock N Roll weekend brunch along the Las Olas waterfront in Fort Lauderdale. As part of the brunch, Casa Sensei has launched a new cocktail menu with signature libations created with Rock N Roll’s branded tequila.

Raffle and Giveaways
Any time you purchase a Rock N Roll Tequila cocktail, you’ll be entered into a raffle to enter to win a 2-night stay at the Hard Rock Guitar Hotel in Hollywood, FL. There will also be giveaways, including a large bottle of Rock N Roll tequila and tequila gift basket. Winners will be announced on Sunday.

Entertainment, Food and Gondola Tours
In addition, Casa Sensei has debuted a new brunch menu, which will be available on Saturday and Sunday including a new Rock N Roll Sushi roll, which also comes with a bottle of tequila. There will be live entertainment, including an acoustic duo. Gondola tours will be available via Waterfront Gondola Tours and brunch is available by Casa Sensei.

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch 8/15/20

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch
Saturday, 08/15/2020-08/15/2020, 11:30 am-04:00 pm
Casa Sensei
1200 E Las Olas Blvd STE 101,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

This weekend and next weekend, Casa Sensei has partnered with Rock N Roll Tequila for a new Rock N Roll weekend brunch along the Las Olas waterfront in Fort Lauderdale. As part of the brunch, Casa Sensei has launched a new cocktail menu with signature libations created with Rock N Roll’s branded tequila.

Raffle and Giveaways
Any time you purchase a Rock N Roll Tequila cocktail, you’ll be entered into a raffle to enter to win a 2-night stay at the Hard Rock Guitar Hotel in Hollywood, FL. There will also be giveaways, including a large bottle of Rock N Roll tequila and tequila gift basket. Winners will be announced on Sunday.

Entertainment, Food and Gondola Tours
In addition, Casa Sensei has debuted a new brunch menu, which will be available on Saturday and Sunday including a new Rock N Roll Sushi roll, which also comes with a bottle of tequila. There will be live entertainment, including an acoustic duo. Gondola tours will be available via Waterfront Gondola Tours and brunch is available by Casa Sensei.

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch 8/16/20

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch
Sunday, 08/16/2020-, 11:30 am-04:00 pm
Casa Sensei
1200 E Las Olas Blvd STE 101,
Fort Lauderdal, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

This weekend and next weekend, Casa Sensei has partnered with Rock N Roll Tequila for a new Rock N Roll weekend brunch along the Las Olas waterfront in Fort Lauderdale. As part of the brunch, Casa Sensei has launched a new cocktail menu with signature libations created with Rock N Roll’s branded tequila.

Raffle and Giveaways
Any time you purchase a Rock N Roll Tequila cocktail, you’ll be entered into a raffle to enter to win a 2-night stay at the Hard Rock Guitar Hotel in Hollywood, FL. There will also be giveaways, including a large bottle of Rock N Roll tequila and tequila gift basket. Winners will be announced on Sunday.

Entertainment, Food and Gondola Tours
In addition, Casa Sensei has debuted a new brunch menu, which will be available on Saturday and Sunday including a new Rock N Roll Sushi roll, which also comes with a bottle of tequila. There will be live entertainment, including an acoustic duo. Gondola tours will be available via Waterfront Gondola Tours and brunch is available by Casa Sensei.

The Salvation Army of Broward County Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in Conjunction with Walmart 8/7/20, 8/8/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in Conjunction with Walmart
Friday, 08/07/2020-08/08/2020, 10:00 am-09:00 pm
Website
Cost: No Entry Fee

The Salvation Army of Broward County will launch its first local Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in conjunction with Walmart. The drive will kick-off on Monday, August 3, and will offer generous supporters several ways to donate – via Walmart’s online registry, through the organization’s secure donation portal and via drop-offs. All supplies will be distributed to school-aged children in need in Broward County just in time for the start of the new school year on
The Salvation Army of Broward County is currently seeking a variety of supplies including pencils, pens, calculators, paper, folders, spiral notebooks, binders, colored markers, glue sticks and more.
Individuals and businesses seeking to donate to The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive may purchase items securely through https://tinyurl.com/StuffTheBus2020 or visit the following Walmart locations to shop and drop-off:

• 4700 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330
• 2500 W. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
• 6001 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33076

Monetary donations can be made directly via The Salvation Army’s secure website at https://give.salvationarmyflorida.org/browardschoolsupplies.

Supplies may also be shipped to or dropped off through August 17 at The Salvation Army of Broward headquarters at 1445 W. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

In addition to its school supplies drive, The Salvation Army of Broward County is feeding thousands of residents-in-need through its Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Thursday, trusted Army experts provide non-perishable items and other pantry goods to more hundreds of underserved families. The organization also provides meals-to-go services for the homeless, its residents and other impoverished individuals.

For more information, contact Robert Beasley, The Salvation Army of Broward County, at (954) 712-2480 or via email at Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

BlueHook Creative Hack-a-thon: A Marketing Blitz for Small Business Recovery 8/29/2020

BlueHook Creative Hack-a-thon: A Marketing Blitz for Small Business Recovery
Saturday, 08/29/2020-, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Get ready for a hack-a-thon to make a hell of a difference here in South Florida. Small businesses were hit the hardest by this quarantine and recession. Now it’s time to help ‘em bounce back. The American Advertising Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale & The Palm Beaches and RedHook School are hosting the BlueHook Creative Hack-a-thon: A Marketing Blitz for Small Business Recovery on Saturday, August 29. Aimed at serving small businesses — who were hit hardest by the COVID-19 quarantine and recession — the program will pair 10 teams of local advertising, communications and marketing professionals with 10 Broward and Palm Beach County businesses to help them recover from the pandemic’s impact. Selected businesses will receive ideas, expertise and real creative work such as marketing plans, strategy sessions and more from local advertising, communications and marketing professionals – for free. Denizens of design, sherpas of strategy and writers of words are encouraged to show off their skills for a cause that matters. Applications for marketing professionals are due Friday, August 14. Selected teams will be notified by August 21. For more information or to apply, visit www.aafsfl.org/hackathon.

“What is a virtual expo?” Panel Webinar 8/11/20

“What is a virtual expo?” Panel Webinar
Tuesday, 08/11/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

As the traditional expo moves to a virtual format, shaking hands and handing out samples might be moot, but connecting is more important than ever. With our panel of four industry gurus, we’ll discuss how we’re adapting and optimizing as our already ever-changing industry does a complete 180.

Let’s meet the panel:
Mary Coppola, MBA, has nearly two decades of experience developing and supporting brands as a design and marketing professional. As the vice president of marketing & communications for the United Fresh Produce Association, Mary leads the association’s digital marketing team, responsible for developing resources that allow the industry to advance their own brand marketing strategies through the signature event BrandStorm™ as well as quarterly trends research, webinars and more. In collaboration with her association peers, United Fresh launched United Fresh LIVE!, the global fresh produce industry’s first virtual conference and trade show just nine week after making the decision to pivot from an in-person event.

As a strategic and creative leader, Vanessa Doll helps spearhead growth for CPG clients, big and small. She came to Freshmade by way of LPK in Cincinnati, where she spent 7 years as senior project manager on P&G brands, such as Always, Pampers, and Vicks. She also led client services for Coty Beauty, helping brands like Wella and Clairol and worked on Pringles, Kellogg’s, and Anheuser-Busch. Between her dual master’s degree in Writing Theory and Pedagogy from DePaul University and experiences as a sailboat racer and bar owner, Vanessa brings well-rounded intelligence and determination to everything she does.

Bethany Geris is the digital marketing manager for the United Fresh Produce Association and the virtual platform rockstar of United Fresh LIVE! – the global fresh produce industry’s first virtual conference and trade show. Bethany works to advance the association through her digital marketing expertise. This June, she was responsible for working with more than 200 exhibitors helping them make the technical transition from an in-person event to a virtual show, with much success! With just under 5 years at United Fresh, she has enshrined her status as the go-to digital ace.

Jordan Volpe is the VP of Marketing at OpenWater, a B2B software company helping organizations bring their virtual events to life. After starting off in sales at OpenWater, he was tasked with building out the demand generation and events marketing teams. His main focus now is OpenWater’s overall marketing strategy and partnerships.

About Let’s Make Lemonade:
The American Advertising Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches launched Let’s Make Lemonade as a call to area businesses to pause, stop reacting and contact their agency partners to make a plan for recovery.

The initiative’s second objective is to better prepare our members and our industry to bounce back from recession by addressing skills and knowledge gaps in new or misunderstood areas of marketing.

Learn more and watch our previous sessions at aafsfl.org/lemonade.

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with We Are Nice’n Easy 8/4/20

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with We Are Nice’n Easy
Tuesday, 08/04/2020-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free with RSVP

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) announces a free virtual visit with mixed media artist duo We Are Nice’n Easy as part of the Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB).

Participants who want to attend the Zoom presentation and Q&A are required to send their RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org to receive the invitation link.
A collaborative endeavor by South Florida-based artists Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble, We Are Nice’n Easy focuses on creating immersive mixed media installations and developing a visually cohesive subtropical vernacular with their material choices and use of repeated motifs. Often referencing themes of self-help, recovery and interpersonal dependency, their fabricated environments utilize romantic tropes to enhance the collective emotive truisms between participants and create a platform for intimate exchange.

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

Happy Hour with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Presents the Soulful Sounds of Eddie Bustamante 7/30/20

Happy Hour with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Presents the Soulful Sounds of Eddie Bustamante
Thursday, 07/30/2020-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced Eddie Bustamante as its next featured act on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, July 30, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. Bustamante will be accompanied on vocals by Katherine Torrivilla. The virtual show will begin with a new wine preview as part of The Capital Grille’s The Generous Pour – Summer Wine Tasting Event.

Eddie Bustamante, a Chilean-born singer and pianist, is a music lover inspired by soul and funk legends such as Earth Wind & Fire, Prince, Brian McKnight and Boyz II Men. A part of the South Florida music scene for 10 years with his respective bands The Clique and The HeartBreaks, he has established a loyal following.

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

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is now open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are offering full-service dining in addition to take-out.

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

Rightfully Hers, A Pop-up Exhibition from the National Archives Commemorating Women’s Suffrage 8/3/20

Rightfully Hers, A Pop-up Exhibition from the National Archives Commemorating Women’s Suffrage
Monday, 08/03/2020-08/31/2020, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Facebook
Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (August 18, 1920) with Rightfully Hers, a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives. Opening on August 3, Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of women’s voting rights before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman’s right to vote in the constitution, the 19th Amendment – while an enormous milestone – did not grant voting rights for all. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for gender equity today. Rightfully Hers will be on display through August 31 in The New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue).

Rightfully Hers is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the National Archives has launched a nationwide initiative and major exhibition that explores the generations-long fight for universal woman suffrage. The exhibition is presented in part by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, and Denise Gwyn Ferguson.

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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.

Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo Returns with a Recipe for Scrumptious Brunch on Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series 7/21/20

Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo Returns with a Recipe for Scrumptious Brunch on Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Tuesday, 07/21/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo returns with a recipe for scrumptious brunch! Join him on Facebook Live on Tuesday, July 21, at 2 p.m., for his next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series segment. Bravo will livestream and share tips for preparing Savory Herb French Toast
topped with crispy bacon, sautéed mushrooms, poached egg and parmesan cheese.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s seventh appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

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

The Nathalie Nesh & Beto Rubineli Duo Bring the Beat to Next Happy Hour with The Galleria Virtual Music Series 7/9/20

The Nathalie Nesh & Beto Rubineli Duo Bring the Beat to Next Happy Hour with The Galleria Virtual Music Series
Thursday, 07/09/2020-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced The Nathalie Nesh & Beto Rubineli Duo as its next featured act on Happy Hour with The Galleria, a virtual music series, scheduled for Thursday, July 9, at 5 p.m., on Facebook Live. The duo will perform popular funk, rhythm and blues and soulful covers from Adele, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Sia and Drake. The virtual show will begin with a wine preview as part of The Capital Grille’s The Generous Pour – Summer Wine Tasting Event.

Nathalie Nesh (voice) and Beto Rubineli (guitar) formed their Duo project in 2017. Beto, born in Brazil, and Nathalie, a Swedish and Peruvian artist who grew up in Spain, combined their talents to create a harmonious and distinctive smooth sound incorporating styles including Bossa Nova, Pop, Latin and Jazz. Nesh also varies her vocals by singing in Spanish, Swedish, English, French, Italian and Catalan. The two integrate percussion, looping and an exuberance of energy in their performances which have garnered them a loyal following at venues such as JB’s on the Beach and Margaritaville to name a few, as well as at city events plus private and corporate functions.

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

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is now open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are offering full-service dining in addition to take-out.

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

NSU Lecture Series: Japanese Kaiju Toys and Contemporary Art (Premiere) 7/9/20

NSU Lecture Series: Japanese Kaiju Toys and Contemporary Art (Premiere)
Thursday, 07/09/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami are proud to present Japanese Kaiju Toys and Contemporary Art, an online lecture that will premiere on NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public and all those interested in viewing may register at www.nsuartmuseum.org/event.

Hosted by Professor James B. Levy, Professor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and a longtime collector of Japanese kaiju toys, this virtual presentation will explore the history and cultural impact of the kaiju – an array of fictional giant monster-like characters that have transcended Japanese culture to become hugely popular among science fiction fans, artists, scholars, and folklore lovers around the globe – in toy form. The lecture will also delve into how these colorful collectibles have changed how many define art and how it is collected.

First depicted during the 1960s and ‘70s in Japanese television shows, these giant monsters were usually shown battling super-heroes trying to save cities from destruction. Their quick rise in popularity prompted Japanese companies to produce an array of soft vinyl monster toys based on their characters. Decades later, these kaiju collectibles were rediscovered by collectors including influential artists, musicians, designers and writers who were attracted by their fanciful, creative designs and wild, psychedelic colors, and are responsible for starting the urban vinyl collector movement, which has been embraced by artists like KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Kenny Scharf, Yoshimoto Nara and Takashi Murakami. Some of these artists are currently being featured in NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s Happy! exhibition, recently extended through August 30.

To explore additional virtual resources offered by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, including virtual tours and educational resources, visit www.nsuartmuseum.org/#virtual.
To become a member and further support Fort Lauderdale’s premier museum, visit www.nsuartmuseum.org/join/

The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami also offers a free monthly e-newsletter with more ways to enjoy Japanese art and culture. To sign up visit www.miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000381.html

The Art of Tim Forman: Beachscapes at History Fort Lauderdale 7/5/20

The Art of Tim Forman: Beachscapes at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 07/05/2020-09/27/2020, 09:30 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Facebook
Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “The Art of Tim Forman: Beachscapes” from Sunday, July 5 – Sunday, September 27. Forman’s colorful and impressionist coastal-inspired works will be on display at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

The grandson of renowned Davie dairy farmer, Hamilton Forman, Tim grew up in South Florida. Some of his favorite pastimes were visiting the beach, fishing in Biscayne Bay with his dad, and stargazing. He first picked-up the brush at nine years old under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By 17, Forman was receiving commissions. Primarily a self-taught artist, Forman’s work is the result of dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Through his work, Tim seeks to lift the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives.

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

Entry to the 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. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

Kids Eat Free 7/1/20

Kids Eat Free
Wednesday, 07/01/2020-08/16/2020, 11:30 am-11:00 pm
Legends Tavern & Grille Lighthouse Point
3128 N Federal Highway,
Lighthouse Point, Florida, 33064
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Families will enjoy a Kids Eat Free offer on Tuesdays and Sundays at all Legends locations (Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach, Sunrise and Pompano Beach) through August 16. Restaurant patrons must purchase one adult entree to redeem one free kids meal.

6th Annual Virtual Art and Soul is Extended Through August 31 6/1/20 – 8/31/20

6th Annual Virtual Art and Soul is Extended Through August 31
Monday, 06/01/2020-08/31/2020, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) 6th Annual Art & Soul event, which moved to a virtual format due to COVID-19 in May, has been extended for three more months. Art from local artists can now be purchased online through August 31.

Juried artwork sized at 12″ x 12″, 20” x 20” or 30” x 30” are specially priced from $200 to $500.

Since the virtual Art & Soul kicked off, several pieces of art have been sold including to buyers from California to New York.

Art & Soul is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to Art & Soul, including the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

Father’s Day Brunch at Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale 6/21/20

Father’s Day Brunch at Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 06/21/2020-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale
1411 S Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

Tap 42 (Aventura, Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Doral, Fort Lauderdale, Midtown Miami) is making Father’s Day extra boozy this year with a bottomless brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take dad out for bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, Funky Buddha 42 Hazy Daze and Floridian for only $25. Reservations can be made online or by calling your local Tap 42.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prepare The Perfect Starters With Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo On The Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series 6/9/20

Prepare The Perfect Starters With Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo On The Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Tuesday, 06/09/2020-, 02:00 pm-
Facebook
Cost: Free

As shoppers and diners adjust to new social distancing guidelines, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo returns to the all-access Facebook Live on Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m., for his next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series segment. Bravo will livestream and prepare The Perfect Starters: Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes and Preserved Lemon Hummus.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s fifth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

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

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

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus anchor the popular center, which also features known stores, including Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Powerhouse Gym and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s, Blue Martini and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

The Front Porch Project, A Photography Portrait Exhibition by Michael Murphy 6/9/20

The Front Porch Project, A Photography Portrait Exhibition by Michael Murphy
Tuesday, 06/09/2020-07/09/2020, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Facebook
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, will present The Front Porch Project, a new month-long photography portrait exhibit by Michael Murphy chronicling South Florida life during the COVID-19 quarantine. The walk-through retrospective will open on Tuesday, June 9, at 11 a.m. in the space across from Altar’d State, next to Swarovski.

Captured by professional photographer Murphy, The Front Porch Project features 32 18” x 24” canvas-style portraits illustrating a cross-section of Fort Lauderdale leaders and community members enjoying life from their front porches, yards and places of business. Included in the slice-of-life portrayals are Lisa Scott Founds, CEO of Winterfest, internationally recognized entertainers Latrice Royale, Jim Buff (Electra) and Miss Varla Jean Merman, Lori Parrish, Brett Rose of UNCS, Kim Vassar, vice president of philanthropy at Arc Broward, Jessica Kersey Rodriguez, director of major gifts at South Florida PBS, Alan Goldstein and Robert Hughes of Over the Top, Wilton Manors City Commissioners Scott Newton and Paul Rolli plus others.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has already welcomed shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures according to government guidelines. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19 for additional details.

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

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus anchor the popular center, which also features known stores, including Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Powerhouse Gym and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s, Blue Martini and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/687137031832105/
Florida
Facebook
Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook Live Sessions with Guy and Jessica Harvey 5/23/20, 5/30/20, 6/6/20

Facebook Live Sessions with Guy and Jessica Harvey
Saturday, 05/23/2020 – 06/06/2020 11:00 am – 11:45 am


Florida
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey continues to share his expeditions, insights of the sea and art techniques for families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic through free online art sessions, discussions and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live.

Upcoming schedule and topics:
• Saturday 23rd May – 11am EST: PREMIERE! ‘Shark School’ on Amazon Prime
• Saturday 30th May – 11am EST: Learn about fish with personality
• Saturday 6th June – 11am EST: Join us for a POP QUIZ!

Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience on Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

For a complete list of educational resources, visit guyharvey.com/pages/ghof-education.

Cooking with The Galleria – Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on Facebook Live 5/26/20

Cooking with The Galleria – Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on Facebook Live
Tuesday, 05/26/2020 – 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm

Online – Facebook Live
Florida
Facebook
Cost: Free

At-home chefs and foodies rejoice as Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo returns to Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 26, at 2 p.m., for his next installment in The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s free virtual cooking tutorial series, Cooking with The Galleria. Bravo will livestream and prepare Seafood Paella, a perennial South Florida favorite.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s fourth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits and Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is welcoming shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures according to government guidelines. Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service. P.F. Chang’s continues to offer take-out and delivery service and will resume full-service dining on May 27. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19 for additional details.

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

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus anchor the popular center, which also features known stores, including Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Powerhouse Gym and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s, Blue Martini and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

No Fear Art – Drawing Edition 5/28/20

No Fear Art – Drawing Edition
Thursday, 05/28/2020 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm



More Information
Cost: $20.00

In an effort to further support local artists and the arts industry, Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) introduces No Fear Art – Drawing Edition, a virtual art class to encourage participants to release their fears of creating and enjoy the process at the same time. Tickets may be purchased at bit.ly/3dZ6FEV and participation is limited.

No Fear Art – Drawing Edition, led by nationally acclaimed artist Lori Pratico, is an exercise in relaxation and having fun in being creative. The session explores the critical things we say to ourselves about ourselves with a fun exercise in drawing, before moving on to learning some simple techniques that can be applied to drawing everyday objects. Participants are encouraged to have the following items at hand:
• Three or more sheets of 8 ½” x 11” paper or copy paper
• One #2 pencil
• One pen or fine point marker (preferably black)
• Two or more Q-tips (optional)
• Three or more tree leaves

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Cey Adams 5/21/20

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Cey Adams
Thursday, 05/21/2020 – 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Virtual/Online

Florida
More Information
Cost: Free

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) continues its Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) with the return of renowned graffiti artist Cey Adams as a free virtual event. Due to limited space, viewers who wish to attend the Q&A are required to RSVP at rvegas@bfabroward.org or call 954-940-5344 to receive the link.

Adams emerged from the downtown graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. The New York City native appeared in the historic 1982 PBS documentary Style Wars, which tracks subway graffiti in New York. He served as creative director for Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Recordings, where he co-founded the Drawing Board, the label’s in-house visual design firm, creating visual identities, album covers, logos and advertising campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5 and Jay-Z.
Adams exhibits, lectures and teaches art workshops at the Smithsonian

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

Veritas Farms Hemp & Wellness Summit 5/7/20

Veritas Farms Hemp & Wellness Summit
Thursday, 05/07/2020 – 01:00 pm –
Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/VeritasFarmsOfficial/
Florida
Website
Cost: Free

Veritas Farms, Inc. (OTCQB:VFRM), a vertically integrated agribusiness focused on the production of full spectrum hemp oil products with naturally occurring cannabinoids, is hosting a hemp and wellness virtual summit, free and open to the public, to educate viewers on the latest information surrounding the hemp and wellness industries.

The summit will showcase leading doctors, scientists and hemp industry experts as they provide their insight on all things hemp. The experts will answer questions such as: What is the difference between full spectrum hemp oil and CBD? How does it actually work? How do I know if what I’m buying is legit? and more.

The panel consists of the following experts:
Derek Thomas will serve as the moderator and is an accomplished hemp industry veteran and TEDx presenter. Thomas, vice president of business development at Veritas Farms, participates in dozens of hemp and consumer package goods industry panels, speeches, corporate presentations and media interviews.

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini is America’s #1 Healthy Living Expert, world-renowned doctor, best-selling author, internationally acclaimed educator, consultant and President Emeritus of Parker University. He has been featured on Dr. Phil, The Doctors, Fox News, CNN, CBS, Univision and others.

Dr. Daniel Connors, vice president of research and development at Veritas Farms, is an analytical chemist and biologist with years of experience in research and development. He has spent time working in clinical laboratories, the oil and gas industry and for the US Food and Drug Administration.

Spencer Fuller, vice president of agriculture at Veritas Farms, directs the cultivation and breeding of hemp. he has worked in the phytopharmaceutical sector of cannabis for over 15 years. As a consultant, Fuller developed many award-winning cultivars for some of Colorado’s largest cannabis producers.

Jeff Greene is the co-founder and director of business development of The Florida Hemp Council. Greene is a registered lobbyist and political and business consultant for the cannabis and alternative fuels industries.

6th Annual Art & Soul Goes Virtual 5/1/20 – 5/31/20

6th Annual Art & Soul Goes Virtual
Friday, 05/01/2020 – 05/31/2020 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
BFA's Website (Virtual Event)

Florida
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) has moved the 6th Annual Art & Soul to a virtual event for the community to support the arts and artists in our community.

Juried artwork sized at 12″ x 12″, 20” x 20” or 30” x 30” are specially priced from $200 to $500.

Art & Soul is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to Art & Soul, including the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

Free Virtual Art Classes and Educational Videos Hosted by Artist Guy Harvey 4/18/20, 4/21/20, 4/25/20, 4/28/20

Free Virtual Art Classes and Educational Videos Hosted by Artist Guy Harvey
Saturday, 04/18/2020 – 04/28/2020 11:00 am –
Guy Harvey Facebook Page

Florida
Facebook
Cost: Free

Back by popular demand, world-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey will continue to share his expeditions, insights of the sea and art techniques for families and communities confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic through free online art sessions, discussions and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live Saturdays and Tuesdays in April.

The topics and schedule for upcoming sessions are as follows (times are EST):
• MOVIE DAY! (Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m.) – This Facebook Live kicks off with a showing of “In the Footsteps of Hemingway: A Guy Harvey Expedition.” Dr. Harvey and Jessica will then share their thoughts on the expedition and what inspired them, with a focus on healthy ecosystems. A coral reef painting art session with Dr. Harvey will follow.
• INVASIVE SPECIES (Tuesday, April 21 at 3 p.m.) – During “Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook,” viewers will learn about the terrestrial and marine invasive species, the green iguana and lionfish. A discussion will focus on how they disrupt the ecosystem and what we can do to help. Dr. Harvey will then lead an art session focused on lionfish.
• MOVIE DAY! (Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m.) – Tiger sharks, their migration patterns and habitats come to life through the documentary “Tiger Shark Express: A Guy Harvey Expedition.” Dr. Harvey and Jessica will discuss interesting data collected from tiger sharks, cyclic migrations and dual habitat use, which will then be followed by a tiger shark painting session.
• INSHORE HABITATS (Tuesday, April 28 at 3 p.m.) – Following three short videos on mangroves and seagrass from “Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook,” Dr. Harvey and Jessica will discuss mangroves and seagrass, global warming and coral reefs. The art session focuses on painting a manatee and redfish.

Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience on Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

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 3/18/20

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.

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.

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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Website
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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Cost:

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
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

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
RSVP / Register
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
Website
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
RSVP / Register
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
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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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
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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
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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 1/10/20

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
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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! 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
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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! $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.