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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not Flat 11/22/19

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

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

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

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

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

“Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” is one of several insightful experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean, Latinx and women artists sharing their views of history.

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

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

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

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

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

Sparrow Music Lineup 11/21/19

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

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

Sparrow Music Lineup 11/14/19

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

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

Sparrow Music Lineup 11/7/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workshops are non-refundable

Andy’s Live Fire Bar & Grill 11/14/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wharf Fort Lauderdale Hosts Job Fair 10/9/19

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

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

Wharf Fort Lauderdale Hosts Job Fair 10/10/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Andy’s Live Fire Grill 10/16/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meteor Shower Party 10/19/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

No Tricks, Just Treats at Beehive Kitchen
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 11:00 am – 09:00 pm
Beehive Kitchen
200 East Las Olas Blvd. Suite 110,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Celebrate Halloween with us at all Beehive Kitchen locations! On Oct. 31st, when you buy a spooktacular bowl, you can get a delicious sweet treat for 50% off! So help yourself to a cake jar or gluten-free cookie, they are scary good!

Sparrow Music Lineup 10/24/19

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

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

Sparrow Music Lineup 10/17/19

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

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

Sparrow Music Lineup 10/10/19

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

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

Sparrow Music Lineup 10/3/19

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

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

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

Taste of the NFL Announces Annual Event and Fundraising Campaign
Saturday, 02/01/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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The Big Game is coming to South Florida in 2020, and so is a big party that cannot be missed – Party with a Purpose® by Taste of the NFL (TNFL). TNFL’s annual event traditionally takes place on the eve of the Super Bowl. For its 29th year, it will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward County Convention Center. This year’s star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moksha Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. Reservations for Moksha Indian Brasserie can be made by calling (954) 314-7349 or by visiting opentable.com.

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

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

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

Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists Concert 10/20/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The exhibit will allow visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis. The first major history exhibition in three years, this visually compelling exhibit will occupy half of one of the main upstairs galleries and will remain part of the History Museum’s permanent exhibits. Highlights of the exhibit include New River development pioneer Tom Bryan’s original desk and chair from the 1920s, agricultural artifacts from the early 1900s, a historic hotel register and family photos.

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

“The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” will join other insightful History Fort Lauderdale permanent exhibits including “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, Seminole Tribal art and artifacts and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American and Afro-Caribbean contributions, Hispanic crafts and local artists.

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

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