The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park System) Fort Lauderdale Beach Hosts Friday Night Sound Waves 10/8/21

The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park System) Fort Lauderdale Beach Hosts Friday Night Sound Waves
Friday, 10/08/2021-, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

What/Who:
Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend! The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park System) Fort Lauderdale Beach will host Friday Night Sound Waves, the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, this Friday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes area locals and global visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida and the region’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies and Classic Rock. Preceding each concert is a member-based open workout with OutFit Training, a rotation of children’s classes, live art experiences and other activities including a pop-up Music & Makers Market.

Music & Makers provides the opportunity for guests to engage with local artists and innovators representing the diverse and creative South Florida community. Curated by Carley Sumner, producer of the wildly popular Flamingo Flea, the weekly pop-up showcase features a rotation of the best vintage, jewelry, skincare, upcycled clothing, homewares, craft-batched foods and handmade accessories in South Florida. Acoustic music, live art, children’s activities and street performers will provide entertainment from 5 – 6:30 p.m. before the free Friday Night Sound Waves concerts at The LOOP.

• Oct. 8: ReaXtion Band — ReaXtion Band brings their high-energy mix of Classic Top 40s, Disco, Funk, Old School, R&B and Motown music to the main lawn at The LOOP. Bring those dancing shoes and get ready to boogie on down.

When:
Friday, Oct. 8, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where:
Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The most convenient place to park to access the event is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.

Editor’s Note: To view The LOOP’s full 2021 calendar, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gqjxpqgsx534flk/AACr-AVYHZYMOJAiIqzgILQ_a?dl=0.

Drink Pink at Circle House Coffee Oakland Park Grand Opening Benefiting Florida Breast Cancer Foundation 10/30/21

Drink Pink at Circle House Coffee Oakland Park Grand Opening Benefiting Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
Saturday, 10/30/2021-, 04:00 pm-08:00 pm
Circle House Coffee
119 W OAKLAND PARK BLVD.,
WILTON MANORS, Florida, 33311
Website
Cost:

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

Join retired NFL linebacker, Stephen Tulloch, founder of Circle House Coffee on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 for the grand opening of their new location in Oakland Park!

Circle House Coffee, in collaboration with the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, will be kicking off the launch of their new location with a community block party and fundraising initiative from 4pm to 8pm. This family-friendly event will feature games, balloon animals, food trucks, and fun beats by a live DJ. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation will also be present with educational materials promoting awareness of breast cancer. Guests can support the fundraiser by purchasing exclusive, pink t-shirts designed by Circle House Coffee. The first 200 guests will receive a special gift bag and proceeds from t-shirt sales will benefit the Foundation. This event is free and open to the public.

“Ofrendas” and Florida Día de los Muertos at History Fort Lauderdale 10/3/21

“Ofrendas” and Florida Día de los Muertos at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 10/03/2021-11/02/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale – New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $15 adults; $12 seniors and $7 students. Free for members, military and children ages six and under. Some events are free.

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

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites guests to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. This year’s cultural exhibit, opening Sunday, October 3 and running through Tuesday, November 2, will showcase “Inspiración Frida,” a fine art exhibition by Heather Calderon, and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed plus performances throughout the duration of the exhibit.

“Ofrendas” will kick off with a Family Fun Day opening ceremony on October 3 with Simply Puppet’s shadow puppet storytelling followed by an in-person (and live streamed) Community Conversation about the history of Día de los Muertos later in the month and a closing event Florida Day of the Dead Celebration Skeleton Processional along the Riverwalk and New River Inn.

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

Sunday, October 3, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m.; “Ofrendas” and “Inspiración Frida” Opening;
Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Enjoy art, dance and of course, puppetry featuring Simply Puppets’ “Godmother Death” and sugar skull characters from Florida Day of the Dead. RSVP at https://bit.ly/HFLOfrendas2021

Monday, October 18, at 6 p.m.; Community Conversation: Día de los Muertos
Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for a live (and streaming) Día de los Muertos Community Conversation with the Consulado General de Mexico en Miami and Instituto Cultural de Mexico.
RSVP required at https://bit.ly/HFLOfrendasConversation2021. Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration’s Skeleton Processional; 4 – 8 p.m. Exhibition Closing Event; Free
Bring your family to History Fort Lauderdale to experience South Florida’s internationally renowned 12th Annual Skeleton Processional featuring giant sugar skull puppets, beautiful costumes, music and more! Plus, it’s the last chance to view the “Ofrendas” exhibition from 4 – 8 p.m. Sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale, Damn Good Hospitality, Puppet Guild of Fort Lauderdale and Puppet Network.

In compliance with health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. 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 is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting Latin, African American and Caribbean artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a history of the city’s yachting rise to fame, “The Bryans 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, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

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.

Cuba Libre Nights Grand Opening Weekend 9/24/21, 9/25/21

Cuba Libre Nights Grand Opening Weekend
Friday, 09/24/2021-09/25/2021, 11:00 pm-03:00 am
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
800 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $10 – $15

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

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Fort Lauderdale presents “Cuba Libre Nights,” its highly-anticipated nightlife series featuring Latin dancing, DJs and live specialty performances, beginning on Friday, September 24 with “Rumba Fridays,” and on Saturday, September 25, with “Bailamos Saturdays.” Already enjoyed by guests at Cuba Libre’s four other East Coast locations, “Cuba Libre Nights” will continue to entertain guests every weekend thereafter.

Even before the dance floor opens, dinner guests each Friday and Saturday will get a taste of nightlife with professional salsa dancers performing tableside beginning at 9 p.m. At 11 p.m. these same dancers usher in “Cuba Libre Nights” and invite guests to dance with them as they officially open the dance floor to guests. Guests can look forward to dancing the night away to the sounds of salsa, merengue, bachata and Latin fusion by resident DJs DJ Xander spinning on “Rumba Fridays” and DJ Joey Tracks playing on “Bailamos Saturdays” until 3 a.m.

“Cuba Libre Nights” is open to guests 23 and older. A cover charge and dress code apply for those entering after 11:00 p.m. For more information, please visit https://cubalibrenightlife.com/ftl/

A Tropical A Tropical Trick or Treat! Pumpkins and Palm Trees Fall Festival Brings Fang-tastic Fun to The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach or Treat! Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Festival Brings Fang-tastic Fun to The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach 10/23/21

A Tropical A Tropical Trick or Treat! Pumpkins and Palm Trees Fall Festival Brings Fang-tastic Fun to The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach or Treat! Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Festival Brings Fang-tastic Fun to The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 09:00 am-04:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: Free

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

Trick or treat in the tropics! Welcoming locals and visitors alike to engage in “Infinite Experiences for Everyone Under the Sun,” The LOOP will bring free, fang-tastic fun to Fort Lauderdale Beach with its Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Festival on Oct. 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Guests are invited to celebrate the harvest season on the main lawn at Las Olas Oceanside Park. The day will provide a bushel full of spooktacular fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy in celebration of fall’s arrival to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Families are encouraged to dress in costume.

The schedule of activities includes:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.:
• Sip, shop and stroll 40+ vendors in the Farmers Market
• Fall and Halloween themed photo stations
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:
• Yoga on the main lawn with Lisa Pumper – $10., Little Pun’kins 6 – 16, flow free
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.:
• Pie baking competition
11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Children’s Activities
• Craft your own pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, purchase of pumpkin required
• Halloween trick or treat trail
• Children’s inflatable maze
• Spooktacular science activities with the Museum of Discovery and Science
• Balance the apple and ring the pumpkin games
12 – 4 p.m.:
• Live music with JJ & The Florida Oranges

When:
Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where:
Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The most convenient place to park to access the event is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage.

Cost:
This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District.

Editor’s Note: To view The LOOP’s full 2021 calendar, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gqjxpqgsx534flk/AACr-AVYHZYMOJAiIqzgILQ_a?dl=0.

The 4th Annual FemAle Brew Fest Coming to The Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Fort Lauderdale Beach 9/18/21

The 4th Annual FemAle Brew Fest Coming to The Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Fort Lauderdale Beach
Saturday, 09/18/2021-, 01:00 pm-05:00 pm
Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Fort Lauderdale Beach
2900 Riomar St,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $45 – $65

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

The 4th annual FemAle Brew Fest will be hosted at the Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Fort Lauderdale Beach, the area’s newest and coolest boutique hotel. FemAle Brew Fest is a craft beer festival for ALL beer lovers (men included) and it’s the first and only festival of its kind in South Florida. It features female beer experts from a wide range of breweries, offering an opportunity to learn about, and taste the different types of beers they brew. Plus, this year the festival will have its very first brewery from Alaska. The hotel has also put together an exciting ‘Beercation package’ for those coming to the festival from out of town, which includes accommodations, two tickets to the festival, and exciting welcome amenities. Festival attendees can expect an array of shopping experiences from female owned businesses and a mix of music by female led bands and local international Dj’s. The delicious food available will be courtesy of Kimpton Goodland’s signature restaurant Botanic at The Goodland. A portion of the proceeds of the festival will be donated to Abandoned Pet Rescue Inc., a qualified non-profit charitable organization that rescues and shelters abandoned, abused, and neglected pets.

Eat Your Heart Out 10/7/21

Eat Your Heart Out
Thursday, 10/07/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking

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

“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, entertainment and a silent auction returns to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s highly anticipated event that benefits the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children, will honor the Moss Foundation as Child Advocate of the Year 2021.

Arlene Borenstein of the South Florida SunSentinel’s “Let’s Go South Florida,” an arts, culture and culinary lovers feature series, will host this year’s social occasion which will feature an impressive roster of dining venues that will spice-up the event in support of Heart Gallery. Restaurants providing guests with a dazzling array of epicurean bites include Andy’s Live Fire Grill + Bar, Anthony’s Runway 84, Boatyard, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Restaurants & Winery, Culinary Republic, Dunkin’, Eddie V’s, Funky Buddha Brewery, Lips Fort Lauderdale, MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, Press & Grind Café, Riverside Market and Café, Seasons 52, Sicilian Oven, Tarpon River Brewing and Takato.

Moss Foundation will receive Heart Gallery’s Child Advocate of the Year award as dedicated to assisting other charitable organizations throughout the nation under the leadership of President Chad Moss. Created by Moss & Associates, a national privately held construction firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the foundation prides itself in giving back to communities and enhancing surrounding areas. Moss Foundation has made an impact on local not for profit organizations such as Arc Broward, Broward Public Library Foundation, HANDY, Jack & Jill Children’s Center and others.

Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 8th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.

Event sponsors include the Advanced Roofing, Band of Brothers – Christian Foundation, XOJET, Burdette Beckmann Inc., City & Shore magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Holland & Knight, Hudson Family Foundation, KO Lawyers, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Moss Foundation, OutClique magazine, Related Group, Shady Vodka, Toothaker.org and Walter Duke + Partners.

Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are available by visiting heartgalleryofbroward.org/products/eat-your-heart-out. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008.

Bridging the Gap: From Education to Employment in the Arts 9/14/21

Bridging the Gap: From Education to Employment in the Arts
Tuesday, 09/14/2021-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm
Website
Cost: FREE

Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, this free, interactive community event is the second in their “Arts For Action: Black Voices” series of community dialogues.

Moderated by Neki Mohan, an adjunct professor at Barry University who served as a broadcast journalist at WPLG for 16 years, this special event will explore the gap between education and employment opportunities in the arts and creative industries and offer insights into how we can begin to close that gap for communities of color in South Florida.

A dynamic panel of four experts with diverse experiences in the arts will examine the issue and take comments from the audience in the theater and watching online via Zoom.

Panelist Portia Dunkley is co-founder and executive director of the New Canon Chamber Collective, a non-profit chamber music ensemble offering performance opportunities for Black and Latinx musicians. FLO’etry Entertainment & QUICK2Love Foundation CEO Jerris “QUICKthePoet” Evans will also discuss the issue from his viewpoint as a performer and producer.

The panel also includes artists and academics Gregory Reed, photographer, multimedia producer and a former adjunct professor at American Intercontinental University, and Director of Miami Jazz Co-op Nicole Yarling, a vocalist and violinist who has taught at Florida Memorial University and University of Miami.

The yearlong Arts For Action: Black Voices initiative explores how the arts and artists can be a force for change in addressing critical issues of social justice and racial inequality.

Seating is limited and must be reserved at www.browardcenter.org/tickets/rsvp-arts-for-action. Those wishing to attend via zoom must register in advance at https://bit.ly/3ysrdzt

Audience participation is welcome and encouraged, in person or online. Questions may be submitted in advance to ArtsForAction@BrowardCenter.org or night of event at EventSupport@BrowardCenter.org.

The Broward Center’s Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative is funded through the Community Foundation of Broward’s Art of Community grant program, which aims to use the arts as a tool or catalyst to heighten awareness, deepen knowledge, and mobilize action on social justice issues. Support has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund, Community Concerts Association of Fort Lauderdale Performing Arts Fund, A Fund for the Performing Arts and the Linda and Michael Carter Fund.

Additional supporters of the initiative include BBX Capital Foundation and JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

The Twentieth Century Way Kicks Off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary Season 10/1/21 – 10/31/21

The Twentieth Century Way Kicks Off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary Season
Saturday, 10/01/2021-10/31/2021, 08:00 pm-
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $35 per show;$155 for a Season Flexpass

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

Diversity. Scandal. Mystery. Truth. The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson, a historical little-known chapter in Southern California history, returns in dramatic form from October 1 – 31 to kick off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

This gripping period drama which launched the theatre company’s award-winning run in 2012 recounts the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants.” Thirty-one men were arrested, and the ensuing scandal led to an ordinance against “oral sodomy” in California. The play stars Clay Cartland as “Warren,” who originated the role in the Island City Stage production, and newcomer Alfonso Vieites as “Brown.”

Clay Cartland is a South Florida native and most recently performed in Shrek and Groundhog Day with Slow Burn Theatre at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Some of his favorite performances include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Desperate Measures, Flashdance, 1776, Peter and the Starcatcher and First Date. Clay is also a proud member of Actors Equity and a recipient of two Carbonell and four Silver Palm Awards. Clay also works as a voice-over artist and teaches improv comedy.

Alfonso Vieites is thrilled to be making his Island City Stage debut. He was last seen at The Foundry in Party! He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Florida International University and has since continued his training with Sociedad Actoral Hispanoamericana in Doral. He’s also had the pleasure of appearing as a day player on two Telemundo shows.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season will also feature Armature by Andrew Kramer from January 27 – February 27, 2022; Suddenly, Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from March 17 – April 17, 2022; The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam
From June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Tickets start at $35 per show. Season subscribers can save with a $155 Flexpass for all five productions (a $25 savings off individually priced tickets plus no processing fees) and receive $5 off of additional tickets purchased. Other discounts are available for groups.

For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

About Island City Stage
Founded in 2012, Island City Stage produces award-wining professional theatrical experiences rich with LGBTQ+ history, stories and characters, but have a heart and soul that is truly universal. It specializes in developing new work in addition to featuring the efforts of playwrights who expose audiences to different voices and diverse experiences. These shows are brought to life on stage through the talents of professional artists whose credits include Broadway, Off Broadway, national tours, major regional theaters, film and television. Island City Stage offers and intimate setting with six rows of stadium seating to foster a feeling of inclusion and participation in each theatrical event. It is located at 2304 N. Dixie Hwy in Wilton Manors. For tickets and more information, please call (954) 928-9800 or visit islandcitystage.org.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Laura Duksta 9/9/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Laura Duksta
Thursday, 09/09/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm

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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature New York Times bestselling children’s author Laura Duksta on the next September 9 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorDuksta .

Laura Duksta is an Ambassador of Love and author of the New York Times bestselling children’s books, l Love You More and I’ll Hug You More. Originally self-published, I Love You More has now sold nearly a million copies in seven languages. Her fourth title, No Matter What, I Love You – You Are My Sister, You Are My Brother, is due for release 2021. Signed copies are available at https://www.lauraduksta.com.

Duksta felt from a young age that she was meant to travel the world, meet her brothers and sisters and share the message of love. She lost all her hair to a condition called Alopecia Areata at the age of eleven. She shares her own hero’s journey to self-love and acceptance, letting us know we have the power to heal and transform our biggest challenges into our greatest gifts. Duksta is fulfilling her mission of generating the conversation of love around the world through her books, school programs and inspirational talks. She has delivered her well-received presentation “Empowering YOU to Shine!” to 100,000+ students and educators across the country, as well as for a diverse array of groups and organizations. Her work has been featured in/on dozens of blogs, magazines, newspapers, radio programs and TV shows, including USA Today, the Miami Herald, the Sun-Sentinel and Boca Magazine, Whoopi Goldberg, Sally Jesse Rafael and more. Some of the biggest hearts in the publishing world endorse Duksta’s books and programs, including Wayne Dyer, and co-authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.

Duksta joins previous novelists Cesar A. Becerra, Dr. Joe Knetsch and Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “Law Enforcement and The LGBT+ Community – Where Are We Today?” 9/14/21

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “Law Enforcement and The LGBT+ Community – Where Are We Today?”
Tuesday, 09/14/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: Free

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

Island City Stage, creating quality professional theatrical experiences focused on the LGBT+ community for a universal audience, will host their very own Behind the Red Curtain community forum entitled “Law Enforcement and the LGBT+ Community – Where are we today?” on Tuesday, September 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at its theatre (2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors). This presentation coincides with the kickoff of Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 Season with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson this October. This true-story scandalous period drama chronicling the 1914 Long Beach sex scandal launched the theatre company’s award-winning decade-long run.

This free, public event will review the advancements of South Florida law enforcement in how they interact with the LGBT+ community and promote diversity and inclusion, internally. Guest panelists will include Lieutenant Paul Auerbach of Broward Sheriff’s Office, Assistant Chief of Police Darren Brodsky of Wilton Manors Police Department, Captain Michael Dodson of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, FAU Professor Emeritus and author Fred Fejes, PhD. and Trans Advocate Kat Rio. This forum is supported by Equality Florida and the GLBX Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson runs from October 1 – 31, 2021. Viewers will become engaged in this true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants” in public restrooms. Thirty-one men were arrested, and the ensuing scandal led to an ordinance against “oral sodomy” in California.

Behind the Red Curtain is a free public forum. Guests may attend in-person or participate virtually. Registration is required by visiting islandcitystage.org.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season will also feature Armature by Andrew Kramer from January 27 – February 27, 2022; Suddenly, Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from March 17 – April 17, 2022; The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022; and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

For information about upcoming shows and tickets, please call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents We Are Family (Dedicated to the memory of Jim Fahy) 9/18/21

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents We Are Family (Dedicated to the memory of Jim Fahy)
Saturday, 09/18/2021-, 08:00 pm-
United Church of Christ
2501 NE 30th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: $25 – $40 VIP

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

In a triumphant return to lift South Florida voices and spirits in harmony this fall, the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) will present “We Are Family (Dedicated to the memory of Jim Fahy),” on Saturday, September 18, at 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ (2501 NE 30th Street in Fort Lauderdale). The inspirational and entertaining live evening will include selections from Bette Midler, Leonard Cohen and the smash Broadway show, Kinky Boots.

General admission tickets for the “We Are Family” tribute concert are $25; VIP tickets in the first five rows with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee, and are available online at https://fortlauderdalegaymenschorus.org or by calling (954) 832-0060.

Funding for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsors include The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

About Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC)
Celebrating more than 35 years of performing, the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) has strived to build community through quality musical performances. Its civic engagement promotes a world which accepts and values diversity. Led by founding director Dr. Gary Keating, the FTLGMC was the first established gay arts organization in the State of Florida and has gained respect and admiration from both gay and straight audiences. For more information about the FTLGMC, please call (954) 832-0060 or visit us online at Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, on Facebook at facebook.com/theftlgmc and on YouTube.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward 10/23/21

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 08:00 am-
Huizenga Park
32 E Las Olas Blvd,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

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

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® (MSABC) presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood is holding their Making Strides Walk on October 23, 2021, at Huizenga Plaza in Ft. Lauderdale. Making Strides has united communities, companies, and individuals across the country in the fight to end breast cancer for more than two decades. Michele Alter, a 21-year breast cancer survivor and Brittany Zinn, both with the Craig Zinn Automotive Group, are this year’ co-chairs. The two are determined to make this a successful fundraiser. Organizers want everyone to know that even if a person cannot attend in person, the success of this event will depend on enthusiastic individuals who commit to raise funds, in addition to generous donors who will support those participants. The in-person event will keep federal, state, and local health guidelines in mind. As the fall season approaches, event-based decisions may be made to best meet the health and safety needs of everyone involved.

In 2020, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward conducted a drive-thru with 174 teams. The event benefited from the support of more than 1,000 participants, local businesses, and organizations, representing various industries. It ranked #1 in the State of Florida with a fundraising revenue of $429,000, and 7th overall of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in the US. The money raised went to breast cancer research and programs geared towards both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society journal, a Cancer Journal for Clinicians, there will be an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed in 2021 and 608,570 cancer deaths in the United States. That number may be higher given the COVID spike. It’s believed that people with active cancer may be more susceptible to COVID-19, because of their impaired immune system. That’s why the American Cancer Society® Fort Lauderdale wants people to start fundraising between now and October. People can fuel the fight against breast cancer by downloading the American Cancer Society FUNdraising App to their phones. This will allow people to register for the October event and begin asking

To register, go to www.MakingStridesWalk.org/BrowardFL to join the walk by signing up as an individual or team. Be sure to download the app to your phone and link the dashboard to Facebook. Fun Fact: Those that connect their fundraiser to FB, raise seven times more money.

To learn more about the Making Strides of Broward Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino-Hollywood or for other information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.MakingStridesWalk.org/BrowardFL. To contact your local American Cancer Society representative, please reach out to Trudy Spence at Trudy.spence@cancer.org or 954-331-3368, Monday through Friday during standard business hours. For the latest info, be sure to follow @BrowardMSABC on Facebook, @BrowardStrides on Instagram, @AmericanCancer on Twitter, and @BreastCancer on YouTube. Hashtags: #browardstrides, #MSABCbroward, #MakingStrides, #MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer, #CancerSurvivor, #FundtheFuture.

Guy & Jessica Harvey Facebook Live Sessions 8/21/21, 8/28/21

Guy & Jessica Harvey Facebook Live Sessions
Saturday, 08/21/2021-08/28/2021, 11:00 am-11:45 am

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

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 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. on Saturdays through the end of August. 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 ghof.org/education.

The Art of Justice: Art-Making workshop + community dialogue (2 of 4) 8/12/21

The Art of Justice: Art-Making workshop + community dialogue (2 of 4)
Thursday, 08/12/2021-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: FREE

Register: https://bit.ly/theartofjustice-workshop2
The LA Lee Mizell YMCA Community Center and Niki Lopez of What’s Your Elephant present “The Art of Justice: Art-Making as Catalyst for Social Justice and Collective Action” an art-making series that features social justice-themed presentations, artist-led workshops across literary, visual, and performing arts, and culminating showcases that highlight the work created in the workshops while encouraging critical conversations about access, advocacy, agency, and collective action. This series will run from July 2021 – January 2022.
Workshop: Thursday, August 12; 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist leading art-making workshop & discussion: Kianga Jinaki
Special guest: Patrice Walker of Emotional Emancipation Broward
Agency: Capacity to affect change
Agency means that individuals know their rights and are empowered to assert them. They have the capacity and ability to voice their concerns and act on them to create change for the better. This lens addresses how the arts assist individuals in learning how to think critically about the world to develop their agency. Equity is ensured when individuals have agency to participate in a socially responsible, democratic and civil society.
Supplies needed to participate in art-making:
9” x 12” canvas board or construction paper, or cloth.
Scraps of grey, black, orange, green, and pink fabric.
Scissors
Colored pencil
Glue Stick and Elmer’s glue
Template for collage
Strip of African fabric to make a frame around your canvas(optional)
To be included in the virtual showcase:
There will be a virtual showcase Saturday, August 28; 1- 3 PM. We will showcase completed work, have a featured performing artist and other art. To be included:
Take a photo of the completed art piece
Email with with name
Zoom/Facebook live (https://www.facebook.com/nikilopezcreative)

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There will be 4 Social Justice ‘lenses’ in this series. Each lens will have:
1 Day: art-making workshop day & community conversation centered on that lens.
1 Day: a showcase of work from the workshop, art from artists, open mic, community dialogue, featured performance artist
This series will culminate in January 2022 with some of the works from each lens, performances.
More info: https://whatsyourelephant.org/theartofjustice
Support for this project has been provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Oakland Park Woman’s Club, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund and the Mary and Alex Mackenzie Impact Fund.

Meet Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr In-person During Cooking with The Galleria LIVE – A Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County 8/28/21

Meet Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr In-person During Cooking with The Galleria LIVE – A Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County
Saturday, 08/28/2021-, 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20 per person; space is limited for this special benefit

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

Cooking with The Galleria LIVE returns with an opportunity to meet Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants’ Chef and Senior Area Culinary Operations Manager Stephen Puhr on Saturday, August 28, at 2 p.m. This special culinary experience will benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

A limited audience will take their gourmet cooking skills to the next level as Chef Puhr prepares Classic Tomato Bruschetta, Gnocchi Carbonara and Cooper’s Hawk Berry Crisp. Then, attendees will sample this delicious trio while receiving tips on the perfect wine pairings.

For the past year, hundreds of thousands have enjoyed engaging cooking demonstrations virtually, as part of Cooking with The Galleria’s free online series. The Galleria has provided educational and spirited culinary tutorials about how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Filet Medallions and Parmesan Crusted Lobster Tails, Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Seafood Paella, Shrimp and Grits and Carne Asada Fajitas. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Tickets are $20 per person and space is limited for this special edition of Cooking with The Galleria LIVE. Guests may register at https://bit.ly/MeetChefStephenPuhr.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is open, as well.

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

Rock The Dock at Shooters 8/28/21

Rock The Dock at Shooters
Saturday, 08/28/2021-, 04:00 pm-10:00 pm
Shooters Waterfront
3033 NE 32nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308
Website
Cost: Free

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

Shooters Waterfront is proud to bring back the 6th annual Rock The Dock on Saturday, August 28th starting at 4 p.m. This summer soiree will take place on Shooters Waterfront’s expansive turf, and the party will span the venue’s 4,000+ sq. ft. of picturesque waterfront space, offering a scenic location, with performances by Brothers of Others and Big Rock Band. This event is free and open to the public and offers complimentary dockage for boaters.

This event will kick off with an opening performance by Brothers of Others, a South Florida rock and roll trio that showcases each member’s musical skills by rotating effortlessly between instruments. This band always gets the crowd on their feet, whether it be with their original composition or an energetic acoustic performance.

Following Brother of Others performance, Big Rock Band will take the stage as an 8-piece cover band putting their own spin on classic rock from the 70’s through today. Big Rock Band is known to be a leader in the party-rock revolution with their distinct high-energy performances. Guests can enjoy these classic rock performances as they indulge on food and drinks, all with views of the sparkling Intercoastal Way.

Shooters Waterfront proudly embodies the memories and historic spirit of good times, great food and incredible views of the Intracoastal Waterway. After the 2014 remodel, Shooters reemerged as a destination restaurant with a modern look and new menu serving as Ft. Lauderdale’s best take on waterfront dining. The new ownership has successfully revitalized the restaurant while preserving Shooters’ one-of-a-kind atmosphere that loyal customers have come to know and love. From the sophisticated outside lounge to the contemporary dining room accompanied by three state-of-the-art bars, patrons can enjoy scenic Intracoastal Waterway views from day into night.

That’s How We Roll “Sushi 101” 8/19/21

That’s How We Roll “Sushi 101”
Thursday, 08/19/2021-08/19/2021, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Shooters Waterfront
3033 NE 32nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308
Website
Cost: $40

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

Shooters Waterfront is proud to host That’s How We Roll “Sushi 101” Thursday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. The “roll-it-yourself” class teaches all about the art of making, plating, and sake pairing for only $40 per person. Shooters Waterfront’s team of expert sushi chefs provide step-by-step instructions and patrons are encouraged to embrace a new skill set. The class covers basic techniques such as what to prep and the secrets to scouting out the freshest fish. Then the hands-on learning experience begins as attendees learn to roll two of their own sushi rolls before perfecting chopstick dexterity.

Under the chef’s step-by-step guidance, students will learn to wield a rolling mat while crafting two of the restaurant’s popular rolls: the Hamachi Fire roll with Hamachi, jalapeno, romaine, and spicy mayo, and the Kentucky Fried roll with tempura fried chicken tender and a mango sambal slaw. Guests can then enjoy their handmade rolls with a gorgeous sunset view of the Fort Lauderdale waterfront.

Class seating is limited. For reservations, please register via Eventbrite.

Reopened in February 2014, the new Shooters Waterfront features a fresh, coastal-inspired menu in an al fresco dockside dining space featuring three artfully designed cocktail bars and chic outdoor lounge paired with spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Owned by the reputable restaurant and yacht-provisioning experts of the Grateful Palate, Shooters’ highly regarded team exudes the latest in culinary and waterfront dining trends. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and features Fort Lauderdale’s most scenic weekend brunch. Boasting 340 feet of dockage and complimentary valet parking, guests are welcome to arrive by land or sea.

Leesa Richards Sings in Pompano BeachLeesa Richards Sings in Pompano Beach 8/21/21

Leesa Richards Sings in Pompano BeachLeesa Richards Sings in Pompano Beach
Saturday, 08/21/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 West Atlantic Bvd,
Pompano Beach, Florida, 33060
Website
Cost: $15

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

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Division is proud to introduce the Pompano Beach Arts Music Series, this month starring Leesa Richards. The series has moved back to LIVE and IN-PERSON performances at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 8:00-9:30 PM August 21: 50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach. Tickets ($15) must be purchased online only here: https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/programs/leesa-richards-hosted-by-tamara-g-of-wlyf-101-5

Singer-songwriter Leesa Richards is a storyteller, a soulful voice offering a soundtrack to the narratives of life. The Detroit native’s sound taps into the deep roots of soul and the poetry of jazz.

This Soulful Songstress will mesmerize you with her renditions of popular and timeless music, she sings with a core-resonating soulfulness that draws you in and allows you to experience the songs as a participant instead of a spectator

Richards has performed with a slate of powerhouse artists including Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Julio Iglesias and Oleta Adams and has recorded backing vocals for Barbra Streisand and Lenny Kravitz. Her debut solo album, Mother’s Child, a rich blend of soulful ballads, rock and R&B, showcases her gifts as a songwriter. it is a universal story of love and loss.

She began honing her vocal chops with soul greats Gerald Austin and Peabo Bryson and contemporary soul maverick Dionne Farris. Her first world tour was as a dancer with legendary singer Whitney Houston after which she combined her love for music and dance to earn the role of Mary Magdalene in the national tour of the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, earning critical acclaim which led to featured performances throughout the US and Europe.

Genre: Potpourri of Soul, Rock, R&B and Jazz

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History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Cesar A. Becerra 8/12/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Cesar A. Becerra
Thursday, 08/12/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature Florida historian Cesar A. Becerra on the next August 12 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorBecerra.

Cesar A. Becerra is the author of Orange Blossom 2.0, a soon-to-be-released novel debuting in conjunction with the City of Miami’s 125th anniversary. Orange Blossom 2.0 is based on Becerra’s decades of research that tells the true story of the founding of Miami and the remarkable contributions of landowner, developer and savvy businesswoman Mary Brickell who seems to have been largely overlooked and overshadowed in the pages of our past. The book is available for purchase at www.sofloweird.com/product-page/orange-blossom-2-0

A South Florida historian who’s taken part in chronicling and sharing the stories of the region for more than two decades, Becerra is the author of half a dozen books ranging from hiking the Appalachian Trail to the logging history of the Big Cypress Preserve. Becerra is an avid explorer who drove through all 50 states in a one-year road trip to rediscover America for The Travel Channel. He has also hiked the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia, in 388 days through 14 states and 4 seasons. Becerra is former publisher of The Everglade Magazine, an award winning publication printed during Everglades National Park’s 50th anniversary. He has walked, hiked, slogged, canoed, kayaked, airboated and swamp buggied all across the Everglades. In 1997, The Miami Herald named him an “Everglades Evangelist.” Cesar’s love for the past and sense of adventure is where his two worlds unite. He has a penchant for hidden history and knows no boundaries or distances when it comes to searching for it.

Becerra joins previous novelists Dr. Joe Knetsch and Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

Film Screening and Artist Talk with Jeanne Jaffe and Jen Clay 8/6/21

Film Screening and Artist Talk with Jeanne Jaffe and Jen Clay
Friday, 08/06/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Girl's Club
723 NE 2nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

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

Join Girls’ Club for a double feature of works from the collection by multi-disciplinary artists Jeanne Jaffe and Jen Clay.

View the premiere of Jeanne Jaffe’s Alice in Dystopia, a stop motion animation short film based on the classic novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In Jaffe’s dystopian tale, Alice and The Rabbit travel through the wrong rabbit hole and find themselves in a dark and destructive future. Through a mix of marionettes, live action, shadow puppetry and archival footage, Alice searches for meaning while encountering versions of the smoking Caterpillar, the author Lewis Carroll, an extinct Dodo bird and others.

Jen Clay’s film Episode combines performative sculpture, multiple types of animation and live action footage to illustrate a first person view of a dissociative episode for the viewer. Clay’s multi-media works often involve original textiles and animations for performance, video and installation that take inspiration from horror and science fiction genres, author H.P. Lovecraft stories of cosmic madness, and actual accounts of hallucinations and supernatural sightings.

The screening will be followed by an artist talk and Q&A.

All guests must bring and wear face masks while indoors.
Parking is available on NE 2 Avenue and Flagler Avenue. RSVP in the website link.

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Checks-in to Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Fort Lauderdale 7/29/21

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Checks-in to Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 07/29/2021-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Fort Lauderdale Beach
2900 Riomar St,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost:

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

The beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be visiting Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Fort Lauderdale Beach’s front lawn on Thursday, July 29th for a can’t miss event! Guests and locals are invited to ‘meat’ and greet The Hotdoggers, who will be promoting Oscar Mayer’s newest products and the best part of all – handing out Wiener Whistles! The brand-new Kimpton Goodland Hotel and its signature restaurant, Botanic at the Goodland will be adding to the fun too – handing out bun-derful “pigs in a blanket” with house made condiments and cold beverages from 4-6 pm. All attendees will also be given a BOGO postcard to come hang with the Big Dogs at Botanic or Good Bar and have a free drink. The coupon will only be redeemable from July 29-31, for an even more spectacular evening out! For those that can’t make the main event and still want to “relish” the BOGO offer, show us that you follow @TheGoodlandFtl and @TheBotanicFtl on Instagram and like its Oscar Mayer Wienermobile post.

Grow & Gather by The Flamingo Flea 8/29/21

Grow & Gather by The Flamingo Flea
Sunday, 08/29/2021-, 12:00 pm-04:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

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

Celebrating local food makers and plant growers, the Flamingo Flea is set to launch their second artisan market concept; The Flamingo Flea Grow & Gather. The Grow & Gather is aimed to highlight over 20 of South Florida’s favorite picklers, jam makers, specialty food purveyors and plant growers, all in one centralized location in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Come discover new treats and treasures in your community, with your community on Sunday, August 29th from 12PM-4PM at Tarpon River Brewing. Furry family members are always welcomed to this pet friendly event.

Craving new craft food AND beer? Even better! Tarpon River Brewing is set to release multiple new beers in August, including the anticipated, Beam me up Scotchy-A Scotch Ale and two new tropical tiki inspired brews. Follow @tarponriverbrewing on Instagram for beer release dates.

For the most up to date event details including; maker announcements, live music performances, brunch specials, activations, and more; follow @theflamingoflea on Instagram. The event is free and open to the public, Facebook RSVPs are encouraged.

Meet Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo In-person at a Cooking with The Galleria Live Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County 7/31/21

Meet Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo In-person at a Cooking with The Galleria Live Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County
Saturday, 07/31/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20

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

For the past year, hundreds of thousands have enjoyed Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s engaging cooking demonstrations virtually, as part of Cooking with The Galleria’s free online series. Now, Seasons 52 is offering a limited opportunity to meet Chef Bravo in-person on Saturday, July 31, at 2 p.m., at a special culinary experience to benefit the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

Chef Bravo will be cooking a few summer BBQ ideas – quick and craveable recipes that you can whip-up at home including Melon Basil Burrata Salad With Crispy Prosciutto, Signature Blackened Mahi Fish Tacos with Mango Pineapple Salsa and No Bake Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake.

Through Cooking with The Galleria, Chef Bravo has provided educational and spirited culinary tutorials about how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits and Carne Asada Fajitas. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Tickets are $20 per person and space is limited for this special benefit edition of Cooking with The Galleria LIVE. Guests may register at https://bit.ly/MeetChefElvisBravo.

The Heart Gallery of Broward County will also partner with The Galleria for the return of “Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction. “Eat Your Heart Out” will take place on Thursday, October 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at The Galleria. Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are on sale, now, at www.heartgalleryofbroward.org.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is open, as well.

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

Celebrate The Coolest Day Of The Year With Paletas Morelia 7/18/21

Celebrate The Coolest Day Of The Year With Paletas Morelia
Sunday, 07/18/2021-, 11:30 am-11:30 pm
Morelia Gourmet Paletas
76 Miracle Mile,
Miami, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: Free

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

Celebrate the COOLEST day of the year with the best pops in the city at Paletas Gourmet this Sunday, July 18th, 2021. For National Ice Cream Day, the Mexican Ice Cream shop will be giving out FREE TOPPINGS ALL DAY so that means ice cream lovers can enjoy the best treat and the best ice cream experience for free all in one day! Here at Paleta Morelia, guests can choose from up to 16 popsicle flavors including pistachio, mango, Belgian chocolate, banana filled with Nutella, and many more! The shop offers over a million different combinations by adding dippings and toppings to enhance the ice cream experience and taking its flavors to the next level. After customers select their paleta, the fun begins with Dippings such as dark chocolate and Toppings like rainbow sprinkles and Oreos. All guests are welcome to come and enjoy the special holiday!

Coral Gables: 76 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 || (305) 456-1306
Wynwood: 185 NW 25th St, Miami Fl 33127 || (305) 967-8782
Aventura Mall: 19501 Biscayne Blvd K1930, Aventura, FL 33180 || (305) 788-8092
Aventura Commons: 21211 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura FL 33180 || (305) 788-8082
Surfside: 9571 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL 33154 || (305) 397-8480
Hollywood: 1919 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood FL 33020 || (954) 374-8930
South Beach: 1664 Lenox Ave #2, Miami Beach, FL 33139 || (305) 397-8856
Coconut Grove: 3437 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133 || (786) 313-3411
Doral: 8455 NW 53rd St Suite 106, Doral, FL 33166
Boca Raton: 125 Via Naranjas, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Charlotte, NC: 1425 Winnifred St #104, Charlotte, NC 28203 || (980) 237-9626

The Shane Duncan Summer Concert Series Presnted By Legends Tavern and Grille 7/18/21

The Shane Duncan Summer Concert Series Presnted By Legends Tavern and Grille
Sunday, 07/18/2021-08/15/2021, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
Legends Tavern and Grille
1387 S University Dr,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
Website
Cost:

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

Legends Tavern and Grille in Plantation presents the Shane Duncan Summer Concert Series.

Every Sunday from July 18th to August 15th — 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come enjoy some food and a legendary acoustic performance!

Join us at Bombay Darbar for a Bollywood Night! 7/23/21

Join us at Bombay Darbar for a Bollywood Night!
Friday, 07/23/2021-07/24/2021, 11:30 pm-03:00 am
Bombay Darbar
1521 E Las Olas Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: FREE

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

Join us at Bombay Darbar Las Olas for an exciting Indian night filled with authentic cuisine and delicious drinks. There will be live entertainment as well as bottle services until 3 a.m.

Join us at Bombay Darbar Las Olas for our weekly Sunday brunch 7/11/21

Join us at Bombay Darbar Las Olas for our weekly Sunday brunch!
Sunday, 07/11/2021-09/19/2021, 12:00 pm-04:00 pm
Bombay Darbar
1521 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

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

Looking for a Sunday brunch spot? Join us at Bombay Darbar Las Olas and try our authentic Indian cuisine and handcrafted unique drinks. Our indulgent brunch will be served from 12pm to 4pm.

Pompano Beach Arts presents Allan Harris 7/17/21

Pompano Beach Arts presents Allan Harris
Saturday, 07/17/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 West Atlantic Boulevard,
Pompano Beach, Florida, 33060
Website
Cost: 15

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

July 17 at 8: Allan Harris performs songs from his new release Kate’s Soulfood, plus Jazz Standards from the Great American Songbook. Live at Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 West Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach FL 33060. 954-545-7800. Safe-distance seating. Tickets $15 at https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/programs/allan-harris-hosted-by-tamara-g-of-wlyf-101-5

“My favorite singer….” Tony Bennett

Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. Aptly described by the Miami Herald as an artist blessed with, “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat ‘King’ Cole,” the ample and aural evidence of Harris’ moving and magisterial artistry can be heard on his fourteen recordings as a leader; his far-flung and critically-acclaimed concerts around the world, from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, to the 2012 London Olympics, and many prestigious bookings in Europe, The Middle East and Asia. “I’m a storyteller through the genre of jazz.”

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L216L_ZpC54&t=23s

Courtesy of KCC Productions.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Dr. Joe Knetsch 7/8/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Dr. Joe Knetsch
Thursday, 07/08/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature Florida historian Dr. Joe Knetsch on the next July 8 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorKnetsch.

Knetsch is the co-author with Pamela Gibson of the recently released Florida in World War I (Arcadia Publishing/The History Press, ISBN: 978-1467148290), a historical deep dive into the role a sparsely populated and largely rural Florida played as America plunged into World War I. The book delves into the state’s sacrifices and contributions with a look at its naval accomplishments – the proud USS Florida, too often mentioned as a mere adjunct to the Atlantic Fleet, receives a just accounting, as does the utterly devastating loss of the USS Tampa, the highest death toll the navy suffered in the war. Sunshine State foresters served critical roles abroad, and local libraries became essential hubs for promoting rationing and reporting news from overseas. Floridian aid workers and soldiers training for departure were stricken with the Spanish flu, a pandemic that shook the globe with force equal to the war itself.

Dr. Joe Knetsch is the author of more than 200 articles and 12 books concerning Florida history. This is his sixth book for Arcadia/The History Press and covers an area in which he has a strong interest. He has been a constant reviewer of military history books for the Journal of America’s Military Past and other professional journals. He holds a doctorate from Florida State University and, for 28 years, was the historian for the Division of State Lands, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Since his retirement, he has continued to research and publish history. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Linda, and their five cats. Knetsch’s works are available through amazon.com and www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Knetsch joins novelist Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

“The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades” at History Fort Lauderdale 7/3/21

“The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades” at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 07/03/2021-09/26/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: 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.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
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: Florida Everglades” from Saturday, July 3 through Sunday, September 26. Forman’s colorful impressionist environmentally inspired works will be on display at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

Tim Forman is the third generation of Formans to have been born and reared in South Florida. 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.

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.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting local, 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.

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 @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 231 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 and 3 p.m. with walking tours available upon special request. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Heavenly Spa at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort to Launch New Men’s Services with Jack Black for Men Spa Open House Event 6/17/21

Heavenly Spa at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort to Launch New Men’s Services with Jack Black for Men Spa Open House Event
Thursday, 06/17/2021-06/17/2021, 05:00 pm-08:30 pm
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $25

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

In celebration of the expansion and to draw attention to men’s health and wellness, Heavenly Spa will be hosting an exclusive Open House on Thursday, June 17th from 5PM – 8:30PM. All men, significant others and any adult seeking Father’s Day gift ideas are welcome to attend. Tickets are $25 per person and include light bites and beverages, use of his or her steam rooms and Jacuzzis, Hyperice chair massage, hand treatments, shoeshines, and tour of the spa with Jack Black treatment demonstrations. Guests who purchase $50 in Jack Black retail will also receive a swag bag including a complimentary Jack Black Lip Balm. All attendees will be entered to win a Jack Black service of their choice and dinner for two at Lona Cocina & Tequileria, the resort’s award-winning Mexican restaurant and bar.

In addition, the spa is partnering with ManKind Grooming & Services of Fort Lauderdale to offer men the chance to get a cleanup just in time for Father’s Day weekend. A very limited number of hot towel shaves featuring Jack Black are available by advance reservation for $25 ($50 value). The fee will apply towards the purchase of guest’s choice of Jack Black retail or service if purchased during event.

Heavenly Spa is located at 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. For spa and/or event reservations, please call (954) 245-3040 or visit fortlauderdalebeachspa.com for more information.

5050 Raffle for the Animals 6/18/21

5050 Raffle for the Animals
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 06:00 am-11:59 pm
Website
Cost: See description for ticket prices

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Want to WIN BIG? The Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 50/50 Raffle for the Animals is back! Purchase tickets online for your chance at winning 50% of the total cash jackpot. The other half will help give homeless animals a second chance. It’s a win-win for everyone!
With tickets starting at just $10 for 10 tickets, $20 for 40 tickets or $40 for 200 tickets, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to win! Fetch the winning ticket online before June 18th ends.

The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean 6/2/21

The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean
Wednesday, 06/02/2021-06/30/2021, 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? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, in conjunction with nonprofit Island SPACE, will present “The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean” from June 1 – 30 during National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The fine art exhibition, to be showcased in the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue), features imaginative, colorful portraits and slice-of-life scenery from local award-winning artists. An opening welcome reception will be held on Wednesday, June 9, from 6 – 8 p.m., including an in-person and Facebook Live Q&A with the artists.

This is the third staging in a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage. The exhibit will spotlight the works of several Jamaican artist-contributors including photographer and curator David I. Muir sharing a selection of photos from his “Santiago de Cuba” collection which recently placed in the Florida Magazine Association awards for Best Photography. Other artists include Charles “Mark Phi” Smart (philanthropic ARTivist) sharing pieces from his “Jamaica Heroes Modernized” collection, Mark Cameron (painter and photographer) showcasing selections from his “Reggae Icons” and Paul Blackwood (painter) lending landscapes from his general collection.

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: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean” 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.

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

Young At Art Museum Summer Camp at Westfield Broward 6/14/21

Young At Art Museum Summer Camp at Westfield Broward
Sunday, 06/14/2021-08/17/2021, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
Young At Art Museum
8000 W Broward Blvd. Suite 1208,
Plantation, Florida, 33388
Website
Cost:

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

June 14 – August 17, 2021; Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Activities that will be conducted during the camp: Art lessons, YAA museum visits, movie days, special guest artist series, shopping days.

Young At Art Museum, 8000 W. Broward Blvd. Suite 1208, Plantation, FL 33388

Art Exploration Camp
1-week sessions: $255 per week for Members, $285 per week for Non-Members

Virtual Digital Art Camp
Two, 2 week sessions: $425 per session for members, $475 per session for Non-Member

Drawing Camp
Two, 1 week session: $270 per session for Members, $290 per session for Non-Members

Painting Camp
Two, 1 week session: $270 per session for Members, $290 per session for Non-Members

Learn How to Prepare Kona Crusted Lamb Loin with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the Next Cooking with The Galleria 6/18/21

Learn How to Prepare Kona Crusted Lamb Loin with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the Next Cooking with The Galleria
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free, Facebook Live event

Dazzle dad with some meaty culinary skills this Father’s Day! Join Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo as he shows you how to prepare Kona Crusted Lamb Loin on the next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, Friday, June 18, at 2 p.m. This delicious entrée will also be available for dine-in at Season’s 52.

Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained hundreds of 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, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, 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 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is open, as well.

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.

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Night to Benefit Leadership Broward Foundation 6/22/21

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Night to Benefit Leadership Broward Foundation
Tuesday, 06/22/2021-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
MOKSHA Indian Brasserie
2823 Oakland Park Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: Menu prices vary; the restaurant will donate 30 percent of dine-in and take-out proceeds to the organization.

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

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, East Fort Lauderdale’s boutique Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, is concluding its second anniversary “Dine & Give” series by hosting a charity night for Leadership Broward Foundation on Tuesday, June 22, from 5 – 10 p.m. MOKSHA will donate 30 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the premier leadership organization. The restaurant celebrated its encore charitable series and commitment to the Fort Lauderdale community with previous benefits for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus on May 11 and Slow Burn Theatre Co. on June 1.

For the past 40 years, Leadership Broward has developed and inspired individuals to serve the Broward County community by helping them expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change.

MOKSHA’s progressive menu features close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists. 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 is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. To make reservations for “Dine & Give” benefit nights at MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, call (954) 314-7349 or visit mokshaftl.com.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Y.M. Masson 6/10/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Y.M. Masson
Thursday, 06/10/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature Broward County novelist Y.M. Masson on the next June 10 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorMasson.

Masson is the author of When Paris Was Dark (ISBN 978-1-946886-09-5), a story of a young boy’s fear, courage, despair and determination during the World War II German occupation of France. The tale mirrors Masson’ own experiences during this turbulent time. It won third place in the Royal Palm Literary Awards from the Florida Writers Association 2018 competition.

As a young boy Y. M. Masson (Yves) struggled through four years of hardship under German occupation of Paris until he was liberated by the American Third Army. Twenty years later, after having served in the French army in North Africa during the French-Algerian war, he left France for New York City and became a United States citizen in the early seventies. After working as a marketing executive in corporate America, and then running his own consulting business, Masson turned to the arts. He is an accomplished portrait artist, but loves to share his life experiences with his readers. He knows what war does to people and especially to children. His ability to describe their daily fears, their devastating hunger, and the despair of deprivation draws his audience into their conflict.

Masson’s other novels include The War Inside His Mind (ISBN: 978-1-946886-13-2) and Never Give Up (ISBN 978-1-946886-14-9). All works are available at his website at www.ymmassonauthor.com.

Masson joins architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Night on June 1 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company 6/1/21

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Night on June 1 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company
Tuesday, 06/01/2021-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
MOKSHA Indian Brasserie
2823 Oakland Park Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: Menu prices vary; the restaurant will donate 30 percent of dine-in and take-out proceeds to the organization.

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

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, East Fort Lauderdale’s boutique Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, will host philanthropic diners who wish to give back to Slow Burn Theatre Company during its “Dine & Give” evening on Tuesday, June 1, from 5 to 10 p.m. MOKSHA will donate 30 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the arts organization. This is the second installment of the “Dine & Give” benefit series designed to celebrate the restaurant’s second anniversary and commitment to the Fort Lauderdale community. The restaurant kicked-off it encore charitable series with a benefit for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus on May 11 and will host a dinner for Leadership Broward Foundation on June 22.

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. Slow Burn recently celebrated its own return to entertaining the region with its socially distanced Topsy Turvy Upside Down Cabaret last month and is looking forward to returning with a new engaging performance season.

MOKSHA’s progressive menu features close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists. 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 is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. To make reservations for “Dine & Give” benefit nights at MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, call (954) 314-7349 or visit mokshaftl.com.

A Haunting on the River Paranormal Boot Camp 5/29/21

A Haunting on the River Paranormal Boot Camp
Saturday, 05/29/2021-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $60 per person (not incl. tax and fees)

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

Join Ghostly Experiences at History Fort Lauderdale and discover what it takes to be a true paranormal investigator. At Haunting on the River Paranormal Boot Camp, you’ll learn about the tools paranormal investigators use to explore and explain hauntings. Then, put your knowledge to use by touring some of the oldest historic buildings in Fort Lauderdale – the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum and the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum – while searching for your very own thrilling (or chilling) otherworldly encounter!

$60 per person (not including taxes and/or fees). RSVP at http://bit.ly/HFLHauntingOnTheRiver.

Sponsored by Wicked Cat Clothing and presented by Ghostly Experiences and History Fort Lauderdale. 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.

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

Job Fair at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 5/19/21

Job Fair at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 05/19/2021-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

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

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, will host a Job Fair to match job-seekers with an assortment of full and part-time positions at more than 20 mall retailers and restaurants.

The open retail positions include full and part-time sales, stockroom associates, cashiers and managers at Aldo, Allied Universal, Altar’d State, Banana Republic, Bath and Body Works, Body Therapy, Bull W Tech, Chicos, Dillard’s, Free People, Hollister, Pandora, Sephora, Soma, The Spice Lab, Torrid, Victoria’s Secret. Additional food and beverage positions including servers, hosts/hostesses, bartenders, food runners, cashiers and more are available at Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Charley’s, Tobu Asian Eatery and Tossed.

Retailers will be prepared to review resumes, provide applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews. The Galleria recommends that applicants arrive early to secure the best positions, bring identification and dress to impress.

For more information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Voices of Hispaniola 5/13/21 – 6/4/21

Voices of Hispaniola
Sunday, 05/13/2021-06/04/2021, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Island SPACE Caribbean Museum at Westfield Broward
8000 W Broward Blvd. #1422,
Plantation, Florida, 33388
Website
Cost: Adults $10.00 & Children $ 5.00 (12 and under)

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

Island SPACE Caribbean Museum at Westfield Broward is excited to unveil its latest exhibition, Voices of Hispaniola. On display May 2-June 4, this exhibition is curated by Jean-Jacques Stephen Alexis and features works of Haitian art by Images of the Tropics and JanJak II.

A reception will take place May 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To attend, please RSVP to: marjorie@islandspacefl.org

Pompano Beach Arts presents Tony Succar’s Latin Project 5/15/21

Pompano Beach Arts presents Tony Succar’s Latin Project
Saturday, 05/15/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Division is proud to introduce the Pompano Beach Arts Virtual Music Series featuring powerhouse performances by award-winning, globally-acclaimed artists. Saturday May 15 at 8 pm: Tony Succar’s Latin Project will be livestreamed. Please note — once you purchase your ticket, the link to the concert will be available for a two-week period.

This show is not to be missed! The program contains a mix of Latin-Influenced arrangements of classic Jazz and pop numbers as well as original material. Versatile musician Tony Succar was nominated for a Latin Grammy in four categories, winning for best Salsa Album and Best Producer of the year.

Succar has worked with artists Arturo Sandoval, Néstor Torres, Ed Calle, Tito Nieves, La India, Obie Bermudez, Jennifer Peña, and Tito Puente Jr. Growing up in Miami—a multi-cultural “Melting Pot”—molded him into a versatile musician, prompting him to make the most of his prodigious talent.

Your host will be Grammy-winner Nestor Torres. Tickets are $15 at {https://www.ticketmaster.com/tony-succars-latin-project-hosted-by-pompano-beach-florida-05-15-2021/event/0D005A6991D492E4}.

7th Annual Art & Soul 5/6/21

7th Annual Art & Soul
Thursday, 05/06/2021-05/31/2021, 12:00 am-
Virtual Location
Cost:

Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) 7th Annual Art & Soul, sponsored by BBX Capital, is once again taking place as a virtual exhibit to support BFA and artists in our community. More than 100 pieces of art from local artists include ceramic, photography, mixed media, painting, graphite, paper, and fiber art can be purchased through May 31 at www.bfabroward.org/product-category/art-soul/

This once-a-year opportunity is perfect for all art lovers who want to begin building their collections. The artwork is specially priced up to $500 for this exhibition.

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.

For more information, call to artists and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bfabroward.org/programs/art-and-soul or contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-5344 or rvegas@bfabroward.org.

Friends of Jack & Jill Center to Host 16th Annual MEDNAX Flip Flops on the Docks Presented by MOSS 5/8/21

Friends of Jack & Jill Center to Host 16th Annual MEDNAX Flip Flops on the Docks Presented by MOSS
Saturday, 05/08/2021-, 06:30 pm-10:30 pm
Lauderdale Yacht Club
1725 SE 12th St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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Cost: $175

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

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center invite everyone to leave their heels and ties at home to attend their renowned signature event, the 16th Annual MEDNAX Flip Flops on the Docks presented by MOSS, at the newly renovated Lauderdale Yacht Club on Saturday, May 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

This casual soirée overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway will feature relaxed tropical beach décor, delicious drinks, fabulous food, and live music on the docks at Lauderdale Yacht Club. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on luxurious items in live and virtual silent auctions, while enjoying the panoramic backdrop of Fort Lauderdale.

All proceeds from Flip Flops on the Docks will provide scholarships to low-income, working families in the community. These scholarships provide children and their families with high quality early childhood education and family intervention and support. Through their programs, Jack & Jill Center aims to break the barriers of social and educational inequity by providing quality education to all children, regardless of income, so that they may reach their greatest potential.

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center thank the sponsors for their generous support. MEDNAX is serving as the event’s Title Sponsor and MOSS is the Presenting Sponsor. Amerijet is the VIP Sponsor and the Premier Sponsor is Herman Construction.

Event sponsorships ranging from $2,500–$10,000 are still available at www.flipflopsonthedocks.com. Naming opportunities are available for $5,000 per naming right. Tickets will be available in late March for $175 for General Admission and $250 for VIP. The Lauderdale Yacht Club member sponsors are Anna and Mark Carpenter.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Jack & Jill Center is following all CDC guidelines including social distancing efforts and mandatory face masks for entry. The organization is monitoring updates from Broward County and public health officials, and will continue to respond based on their guidelines.

To attend the event or become a sponsor, visit www.flipflopsonthedocks.com or contact Jennifer Swercheck, Director of Special Events, at jswercheck@jackandjillcenter.org or at (954) 463-8772, ext. 206.

Guests may purchase individual tickets for $175 for General Admission or $250 for VIP.

About Jack & Jill Center
Jack & Jill Center’s mission is to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. It achieves its mission by focusing on both the children and family units as a whole, so that the entire household, children and parents alike, are able to reach their full potential. For over 79 years, Jack & Jill Center has served more than 20,000 children and families in South Florida. It currently serves as a NAEYC-accredited year-round early learning program for children aged 6 weeks though preschool, as well as an elementary school ― with a brand-new elementary facility, The Madelaine Halmos Academy, housing kindergarten through fifth grade unveiled in spring 2021. For more information about Jack & Jill visit www.jackandjillcenter.org.

About Friends of Jack & Jill Center
Friends of Jack & Jill Center was established in 1999 to provide Jack & Jill with financial support, volunteer services, program assistance and community awareness. Since its inception, the Friends have raised over $4.25 million through membership and special events, and have volunteered countless hours to improve the lives of the Center’s children and families.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar to Host Job Fairs 5/3/21

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar to Host Job Fairs
Monday, 05/03/2021-05/31/2021, 10:00 am-08:00 pm
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
800 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33309
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Cost: Free

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

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is looking to fill several positions and will be staging a series of job fairs Mondays in May from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Restaurant back of house and front of house positions available include Butcher, Kitchen Prep, Pantry, Line Cook, Exhibition Grill Cook, Fry Cook, Dishwasher, Sous Chef, Server, Food and Drink Runner, Busser and Host.

To apply online candidates should visit event link for a full listing of open positions.

Perks include signing bonuses and referral bonuses.

Dance NOW! Miami presents Dorian’s Reflection at the Broward Centre 5/15/21

Dance NOW! Miami presents Dorian’s Reflection at the Broward Centre
Saturday, 05/15/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $40

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

Dance NOW! Miami (DNM) returns to the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater stage on Saturday, May 15 at 8:00 pm, with their Program III of the season. One of the leading contemporary companies in Florida, the evening will include the world premiere of Dorian’s Reflection, inspired by the classic Oscar Wilde novel, and the world premiere Jewish-themed Anusim, as well as the company’s reconstruction of dance great José Limón’s iconic La Malinche, as part of their annual Masterpiece In Motion series. Seating will be reduced to allow for social distancing, and mask wearing required.

The Broward Center is at 201 SW 5th Ave in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $40, and $15 for students. Tickets for this event will only be available in allotments or 2 or 4 patrons seated together. Buy tickets online at http://www.dancenowmiami.org/events/dorian, http://BrowardCenter.org/events, or by phone at 954.462.0222.

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Series to Benefit Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus 5/11/21

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Series to Benefit Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus
Tuesday, 05/11/2021-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
MOKSHA Indian Brasserie
2823 Oakland Park Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: Menu prices vary; the restaurant will donate 30 percent of dine-in and take-out proceeds to the organization.

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

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, East Fort Lauderdale’s boutique Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, is pleased to announce the return of its “Dine & Give” benefit nights in celebration of its second anniversary. The restaurant will host three different evenings of food and philanthropy with 30 percent of dine-in and take-out proceeds benefitting three different charities. MOKSHA will support Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus on Tuesday, May 11, from 5 to 10 p.m. followed by Slow Burn Theatre Company (June 1) and Leadership Broward Foundation (June 22).

The first “Dine & Give” anniversary event will benefit the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus whose vision is 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 and support the volunteer members.

MOKSHA’s progressive menu features close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists. 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 is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. To make reservations for “Dine & Give” benefit nights at MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, call (954) 314-7349 or visit mokshaftl.com.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Arthur Jay Marcus 5/13/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Arthur Jay Marcus
Thursday, 05/13/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature writer Arthur Jay Marcus on the next May 13 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorMarcus.

Arthur Jay Marcus, an architect, photographer and historic preservation consultant, is the author of The Architecture of Whimsy: Mid-20th-Century Architecture in South Florida, a lexicon examining the quixotic architectural expressions fund on select Mid-20th-Century Modern commercial buildings in South Florida. Showcasing the work of 13 noted architects from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale, it highlights the decorative details and gestures – swooping overhangs, brise soleil, cheese holes and arches and screening – that expressed the era’s shiny optimism and the region’s carefree resort culture. With brief biographies of architects and street maps pinpointing the location of each building, this book offers tourists, architects, history buffs and preservationist a new context and appreciation for these works of art, many of which are endangered. The book is available on Amazon.

Architecture and photography have been Marcus’ life-long passions from an early age. While maintaining an architectural studio in South Beach for 24 years prior to moving to Fort Lauderdale about six years ago, Marcus continued to take photographs of the south Florida architectural environment. His practice currently specializes in historic preservation consulting. A native of Philadelphia, Marcus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University and a Master of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Marcus joins historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 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, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Laugh & Play During Drag Queen Bingo Benefit for the FLITE Center at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 5/20/21

Laugh & Play During Drag Queen Bingo Benefit for the FLITE Center at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 05/20/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Buy Tickets
Cost: $25

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

South Florida’s #1 Drag Queen Bingo will be calling numbers and letters for a cause on Thursday, May 20, from 6 – 8 p.m. at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Palm Court Market. Hosted by entertainer Nicole Halliwell, this hilariously inappropriate game night is just $25 per person and benefits the FLITE Center, a nonprofit organization that guides those aging out of foster care and other vulnerable youth for successful transition to independence through housing, education, employment, and system of care coordination.

In addition to hosting Drag Queen Bingo, Nicole Halliwell will turn it up a notch with a stage performance. Prizes from mall retailers and restaurants will be awarded for winning cards throughout the evening.

Wine and spirits will be available onsite via Blue Martini. Other food and beverages will be available for the first hour from the Palm Court Market food vendors Charley’s Philly Steaks, Stefano Versace Gelato, Tobu and Tossed.

Drag Queen Bingo at The Galleria is supported by the Rising Leaders Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets for Drag Queen Bingo to benefit the FLITE Center (suitable for ages 21+) are available at http://bit.ly/TheGalleriaDragBingo. This event will adhere to social distancing guidelines and health and safety protocols.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Retailers are open, as well as dining establishments Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro which are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is also open.

About The FLITE Center
The FLITE Center is a centralized facility in Broward County for dependent youth to learn the skills needed for independent living. The topics of concentration include, but are not limited to, the importance of completion of education; government benefits, budgeting and banking; job and vocational training; housing options and other essential skills needed to live independently. The FLITE Center is located at 5201 NW 33rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information. Please call (954) 530-4686 or visit flitecenter.org.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, 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, Banana Republic, Free People, Michael Kors and Pandora. Visitors can choose from a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants 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 hours is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or by visiting www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Funding Arts Broward’s A Night at the NSU Art Museum Featuring a Virtual Tour of “The World of Anna Sui” 4/19/21

Funding Arts Broward’s A Night at the NSU Art Museum Featuring a Virtual Tour of “The World of Anna Sui”
Monday, 04/19/2021-, 05:30 pm-06:30 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), leading arts ambassadors in Broward County, will present A Night at the NSU Art Museum, a virtual program, on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Bonnie Clearwater, FAB member and director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, this free “friend”raiser program will feature a tour of the museum’s newest exhibit, “The World of Anna Sui.” The presentation will also introduce “Eric N. Mack: Lemme Walk Across the Room” and “Iké Udé: Select Portraits,” two other exhibits on display. A Q & A session will follow the tour and presentation.

Dedicated to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in our community, FAB creates captivating programming, entertainment and events for its members and the public that spotlights our region’s unique cultural offerings.
This is the eighth installment of the FAB Presents virtual pop-up series. Previous programs are available on FAB’s YouTube channel.

Thematically arranged, the exhibition explores Sui’s lifelong engagement with an array of ‘archetypes’ including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers — motifs that are featured throughout her work. Hallmark outfits include Sui’s “Silver Peruvian Ensemble” and iconic sequined silk organza “Babydoll Dress” from Spring 1994. Items on view also include fashions worn by Sui’s personal style icons who include Anita Pallenberg and Jane Holzer.

The range of different styles on display emphasize Anna Sui’s consistent design approach as she incorporates her current passions into every garment. As it celebrates American fashion, the exhibition also provides a fascinating guide to the history of American pop culture, and an inside look into the creative process and unique world view of this iconic designer whose daring and experimental approach to design has become a mainstay of the international fashion scene.

“The World of Anna Sui” is organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London and is curated by Dennis Nothdruft.

To RSVP for FAB’s virtual A Night at the NSU Art Museum, please visit http://bit.ly/FABNightAtNSUArt2021.

To learn more about FAB including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

Join Photographer Lisette Morales & Friends for a Free Virtual Tour and Earth Day Celebration of Her New History Fort Lauderdale Exhibition, “Beyond the Shimmering Waters” 4/22/21

Join Photographer Lisette Morales & Friends for a Free Virtual Tour and Earth Day Celebration of Her New History Fort Lauderdale Exhibition, “Beyond the Shimmering Waters”
Thursday, 04/22/2021-, 04:00 pm-
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Cost: Free, virtual event

Join photographer Lisette Morales and friends for a free virtual tour and Earth Day celebration of her new History Fort Lauderdale exhibition, “Beyond the Shimmering Waters.”

Women’s work matters. And more than ever, the role of women in maintaining households, communities and our global environment is an integral aspect at all levels of decision making. Lisette Morales is an award winning photojournalist whose work highlights women actively working to protect the rights of future generations on Earth. Her brand new works on view include a range of female identifying South Florida history makers from a variety of backgrounds, all with one thing in common: an unstoppable love for Mother Earth.

Join us as we welcome Lisette and her special guest, Lupita Vázquez Reyes, who will be on location from a community garden in Immokalee to remind us of the many ways we can honor the Earth in everyday life. Lupita is one of several community collaborators featured in this heartwarming exhibition bridging the shimmering waters of the everglades.

Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually tour, discuss and celebrate the life and legacy of local women making history this Earth Day.

Presented by History Fort Lauderdale. 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. Special thanks to Love the Everglades Movement for providing technical support.

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

Find the Perfect Gift Mother’s Day Gift on the Next In Style with The Galleria Free Virtual Series 4/27/21

Find the Perfect Gift Mother’s Day Gift on the Next In Style with The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Tuesday, 04/27/2021-, 05:00 pm-
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Cost: Free, virtual event on Facebook Live

Mother’s Day is May 9 and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has you covered with a great selection of gifts from the heart for mom! Join host Carlos Marrero and The Galleria’s Melissa Milroy on the next In Style with The Galleria free virtual series on Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 27, at 5 p.m. to get inspired!

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

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Retailers are open, as well as dining establishments Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro which are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is also 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.

Paulo Gualano’s Brazilian and Latin Sounds with guests Rose Max and Ramatis 4/17/21

Paulo Gualano’s Brazilian and Latin Sounds with guests Rose Max and Ramatis
Saturday, 04/17/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
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Cost: $30 (50% with code PBARTS)

Paulo Gualano’s Brazilian & Latin Sounds with guests Rose Max and Ramatis

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Division is proud to introduce the Pompano Beach Arts Virtual Music Series featuring powerhouse performances by award-winning, globally-acclaimed artists.

Come enjoy an Authentic Brazilian Experience!

April 17, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (20:00 -21:30 EDT GMT-4:00)

It’s time to Samba! Celebrate carnival in the comfort of your home, as host Grammy Award winner Nestor Torres welcomes the internationally acclaimed group Paulo Gualano’s Brazilian & Latin Sounds Company and their special guests: multi-award-winning and Grammy-nominated artists Rose Max and Ramatis. Check out this dynamic 90-minute live-streamed musical performance complete with glamorous costumes and “unrelenting drummers beating out rapid-fire samba tunes,” (Tampa Bay Times.) Enjoy a trip to the beaches, mountains, streets and bars of Rio de Janeiro without leaving the shores of South Florida.

Tickets are $30 at
https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/programs/music-series;
you’ll have two weeks after the show to view it. (Unlock and take 50% off with Promo Code PBARTS)

History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Open Air Market, Sundays in Downtown 4/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Open Air Market, Sundays in Downtown
Sunday, 04/11/2021-, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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, has brought back its popular New River Open Air Market. Beginning Sunday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and each consecutive Sunday thereafter, residents and visitors can enjoy browsing handmade goods and treats on the historic campus, in a socially distanced atmosphere, in front of the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) and along the Riverwalk.

Set along the banks of the New River under the shade of historic live oaks, the Open Air Market will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of curated locally made crafts, farm-fresh vegetables, fresh-baked bread and pastries, specialty plants including orchids and succulents, organic food, natural health and beauty products and more. Gourmet bites and beverages will be available to purchase onsite. Live music and a tattoo artist will add another artistic dimension to this community event.

Admission to the New River Open Air Market is free, however, guests are encouraged to take advantage of History Fort Lauderdale’s renowned tours and museums. General 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 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 History Fort Lauderdale on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Spoken Word Artist Darius V. Daughtry 5/12/21

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Spoken Word Artist Darius V. Daughtry
Wednesday, 05/12/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free with RSVP

Business for the Arts Broward’s ongoing Arts Mean Business Speaker Series continues virtually with a presentation and live Q&A with well-known spoken word artist, author, director and educator Darius V. Daughtry. Sponsored by Community Foundation of Broward’s James and Cathy Donnelly Family Fund, and The Castle Group. The Zoom event is free and open to the public.

Participants who wish to attend must email their RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org by Tuesday, May 11 to receive the invitation link.
With more than a decade of experience, Daughtry has been commissioned to write, perform and conduct workshops for various organizations including The Poetry Foundation; U.S. Naval Academy; O, Miami; City of Fort Lauderdale; Miami-Dade Schools; and Broward County Public Schools, among others.

Daughtry is also founder and artistic director of Art Prevails Project, a performing arts organization dedicated to expanding cultural conversation through theatrical performance, arts education and community engagement. He has spearheaded literacy initiatives with NFL Hall of Famer Jason Taylor and poet and actor, Omari Hardwick. He has also written and directed performances for numerous groups and organizations, such as ArtServe (RedEye), Broward Cultural Division (Sistrunk Market Place, State of Black Broward), Old Dillard Museum (Juneteenth, Kwanzaa), The World Aids Museum (Saving Grace) and more.

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.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bfabroward.org or contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-5344 or rvegas@bfabroward.org.

Balancing Public Health With Economic Health: Dinner at the Square Virtual Event 4/14/21

Balancing Public Health With Economic Health: Dinner at the Square Virtual Event
Wednesday, 04/14/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free; registration required

It’s been a difficult line to walk in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Do you close businesses and schools to keep people at home and healthy? Or does a healthy economy sustain human life?

Join our three panelists and moderator for a fact-based, civil debate to educate and promote discussion about the health and safety of individuals and the health of the economy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panelists include: Dr. Jerry D. Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation; Dr. Johannes Vieweg, Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel, College of Allopathic Medicine; and Richard Grosso, Attorney and Law Professor, Nova Southeastern University. The panel is moderated by Doug Bartel, Market Leader, Florida Blue.

Take Steps Ft. Lauderdale Presented by Craig Zinn Automotive Group 05/15/2021

Take Steps Ft. Lauderdale Presented by Craig Zinn Automotive Group
Saturday, 05/15/2021-, 09:00 am-11:00 am
Nova Southeaster University
3301 College Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33314
Website
Cost: Free

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

A Community Based Road Rally Aimed at Raising Crucial Funds to Combat the Disease

WHO:
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation – Southern Florida Chapter will hold their annual Take Steps event this year, but with a twist. To follow COVID-19 safety protocols, Take Steps Fort Lauderdale Presented by The Craig Zinn Automotive Group will now be a road rally in order to protect everyone, including patients, and caregivers. The event is geared towards raising crucial funds to combat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve patients’ quality of life.

Take Steps is a nationwide fundraising program that benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Take Steps helps fund critical research and patient support programs, and to increase awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Take Steps hosts family-friendly events in communities across the country, as well as a national virtual livestream. Funds raised through Take Steps will help transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases, and support the Foundation’s critical research, education, and patient support programs.

WHAT:
The event is free and open to the public. To participate in the road rally, individuals and teams must register at the following link: http://cctakesteps.org/fortlauderdale2021

As the presenting sponsor of this event, the Craig Zinn Automotive Group is offering individuals and participating teams an opportunity to win a #ZinnExperience, which will take one winner and a guest on a chauffeured ride to a Florida Panther’s playoff game in a Lexus Limo. To be eligible for the #ZinnExperience, event attendees are encouraged to upload a photo of themselves with one of two vehicles on display at the Take Steps Fort Lauderdale Road Rally from Toyota of Hollywood and Lexus of Pembroke Pines using the hashtag #ZinnExperience.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9AM – 11AM

WHERE:
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

INFO:
For more information email awishneff@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or call 917-828-1652. For additional details visit http://cctakesteps.org/fortlauderdale2021.

About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is the leading non-profit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Foundation’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans living with IBD. Our work is dramatically accelerating the research process through our database and investment initiatives; we also provide extensive educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public. For more information please visit: https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/.

About Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects millions of Americans. They are painful, medically incurable autoimmune diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn’s disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; however, the incidence is increasing in children.

About The Craig Zinn Automotive Group
As president and CEO of The Craig Zinn Automotive Group, Craig Zinn owns and operates Lexus of Pembroke Pines, Toyota of Hollywood, Subaru of Pembroke Pines, Lexus of North Miami, and Acura of Pembroke Pines offering new and used makes and models. The company’s mission is to be South Florida’s finest automobile dealership group, known for superior products, community involvement, and for helpful, courteous, and caring associates dedicated to delivering the ultimate client service experience as evident in their community service philanthropic endeavors. Over the course of 40+ years, it has made charitable contributions to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Spread Joy Toy Drive, CBS’ Neighbors 4 Neighbors Adopt A Family 4 the Holidays Operation Elf Program, Subaru’s annual Share the Love event, and Light-Up the Harbor for Children’s Harbor, to name a few. Headquartered out of Hollywood, Florida, the corporate team can be found at Toyota of Hollywood located at 1841 North State Road 7,Hollywood, FL 33021 or https://www.czgroup.com/. They can also be found on Facebook at @zinnautogroup.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring John Bailey 4/8/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring John Bailey on April 8
Thursday, 04/08/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature writer/historian John Bailey on the next April 8 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorBailey.

Bailey is author of A New River Runs Through It, an exciting, comprehensive story of a river and the city that grew up along its banks. Beginning with the legend of how the river acquired its name, this narrative brings to life the story of the rugged men and women who settled along it and built the city of Fort Lauderdale into a world class international business and financial center. It ends with the latest events: the recent expansion of rail commuter service, the city’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic, and a look forward to our future. The book is available on Amazon and in signed editions at History Fort Lauderdale’s Museum Shop.

In 1946, at the age of nine, John Bailey arrived at the New River with his parents. He attended several of the area’s different schools – West Side, Davie, Naval Air, Central, and Fort Lauderdale High School. Through his various local teachers, Bailey developed an abiding interest in his home town. Many of his personal experiences of growing-up and living along the River are sprinkled throughout this book. His previous best selling history books include Sentinel of the Jersey Cape, The Story of the Cape May Lighthouse, Cape Island, The Jewel of the Jersey Shore and Juet’s Journal, Henry Hudson’s Explorations on the Half Moon.

Bailey joins Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 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, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions 3/27/21, 4/3/21, 4/10/21, 4/17/21, 4/24/21, 5/1/21, 5/8/21, 5/15/21, 5/22/21, 5/29/21

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions
Saturday, 03/27/2021-05/29/2021, 11:00 am-11:45 am
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 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. on Saturdays. 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.

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center presents Through the White Door, an HIV/AIDS Documentary Exhibit by Smiley Pool, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 4/8/21 – 4/30/21

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center presents Through the White Door, an HIV/AIDS Documentary Exhibit by Smiley Pool, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 04/08/2021-04/30/2021, 11:00 am-
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

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

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center will present Through the White Door, a documentary photo project by photojournalist Smiley Pool that portrays the interconnected human experience of families affected by HIV/AIDS, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd.) from April 8 – 30. The exhibition, consisting of 40 poignant images from South Africa, Romania, North Carolina, Texas and beyond, depicts the life struggles and triumphs of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS captured by Pool from his inspirational book of the same name.

The Through the White Door photography project by Pool spans over two decades following a remarkable group of people who faced the HIV/AIDS crisis head-on and saved a generation of children. The project began with two newspaper stories at the Houston Chronicle in the 1990s with the rest of the work completed on his vacation time for the 20 years that followed — around his staff photographer positions at the Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News. Over the years he continued to follow one of the first children in the world on a drug trial for highly active antiretroviral therapy until adulthood, and documented the formation and rise of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) from the organization’s inception in Texas to what it is today – the largest provider of care and treatment for HIV positive children in the world.

The project culminated with an oversized hardcover book with 212 pages of his photography. Text for the book was written by Jessica Johns Pool, his spouse, who is a writer specializing in health care. Together, TTWD is their way of sharing the stories of the extraordinary and inspirational people they have met along the way.

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center’s presentation of the Through the White Door exhibit is sponsored by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and supported by the Broward County Cultural Council and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

For more information about the Through the White Door photo exhibit, please call (954) 390-0550 or visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

World AIDS Museum Presents a VIP Benefit Reception with Smiley Pool, Photojournalist of Through the White Door, an HIV/AIDS Documentary Exhibit, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 4/7/21

World AIDS Museum Presents a VIP Benefit Reception with Smiley Pool, Photojournalist of Through the White Door, an HIV/AIDS Documentary Exhibit, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 04/07/2021-, 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $25 to benefit World AIDS Museum & Educational Center

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

Meet Smiley Pool, photojournalist/co-author of Through the White Door, a documentary photo project and exhibit that portrays the interconnected human experience of families affected by HIV/AIDS, at the VIP benefit for the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd.) on April 7. Tickets for the benefit are $25 each and are available, online, at http://bit.ly/WAMThroughTheWhiteDoor. The exhibition, consisting of 40 poignant images from South Africa, Romania, North Carolina, Texas and beyond, depicts the life struggles and triumphs of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS captured by Pool from his inspirational book of the same name, runs at The Galleria from April 8 – 30.

The Through the White Door photography project by Pool spans over two decades following a remarkable group of people who faced the HIV/AIDS crisis head-on and saved a generation of children. The project began with two newspaper stories at the Houston Chronicle in the 1990s with the rest of the work completed on his vacation time for the 20 years that followed — around his staff photographer positions at the Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News. Over the years he continued to follow one of the first children in the world on a drug trial for highly active antiretroviral therapy until adulthood, and documented the formation and rise of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) from the organization’s inception in Texas to what it is today – the largest provider of care and treatment for HIV positive children in the world. The project culminated with an oversized hardcover book with 212 pages of his photography. Text for the book was written by Jessica Johns Pool, his spouse, who is a writer specializing in health care. Together, TTWD is their way of sharing the stories of the extraordinary and inspirational people they have met along the way.

Smiley Pool has photographed his fair share of history. Some of those events will appear in the history books, but he’s always found the family scrapbook variety more rewarding. His favorite assignments are the police officers, cancer survivors, schoolchildren, AIDS patients, street preachers, and countless other people who welcome him into their lives and allow him to help tell their stories. Along the way he’s garnered his share of awards — most notably for contributing the aerial photography in The Dallas Morning News’ coverage of Hurricane Katrina that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. The Associated Press Managing Editors Texas chapter has named him Star Photojournalist of the Year six times. He has also won numerous POYi, Best of Photojournalism, and National Press Photographers Association awards. He’s covered thousands of high school, college, and pro football games; 10 Olympic games; at least a dozen hurricanes; and dozens of presidents, popes, kings, and queens. He even spent a year embedded with the crew of NASA’s final Space Shuttle mission.
He currently works as a staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News, and previously worked for the Houston Chronicle, the Colorado Springs Gazette, Austin American-Statesman, and St. Louis Suburban Journals (as a stringer in high school). When not on assignment, he volunteers at a summer camp for HIV+ youth with his wife Jessica Johns Pool and travels the world, sometimes just to see total eclipses.

Smiley Pool’s book Through the White Door with personalization and autographs will be available for purchase at the opening reception for $45. All proceeds will benefit World AIDS Museum and Educational Center.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, guests attending the benefit opening reception at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. The opening reception is limited to 100 guests.

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center’s presentation of the Through the White Door exhibit is sponsored by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and supported by the Broward County Cultural Council and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

For more information about the Through the White Door photo exhibit, please call (954) 390-0550 or visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

Pompano Beach Arts Virtual Music Series Launches with Globally Renowned Artist 3/20/21

Pompano Beach Arts Virtual Music Series Launches with Globally Renowned Artist
Saturday, 03/20/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: 30

March 20, 2021 | 8pm EDT (GMT-4:00) Premiere: Dr. Ed Calle presents Mamblue Big Band, featuring an 18-piece band with vocalist Lisanne Lyons, hosted by Nestor Torres.

A little bit of Swing! A little bit of Latin Jazz! And a WHOLE lot of South Florida spice! Saxophonist Ed Calle is known for his extraordinary musical ability. His distinctive playing style has been heard on hundreds of recordings both as a sideman and soloist. In this outstanding livestreamed concert, he will perform songs from his acclaimed CD Mamblue accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra and vocalist Lisanne Lyons. This CD won him a Latin Grammy® Best Instrumental Album. Calle has appeared on Grammy®-Award winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Arturo Sandoval, Jon Secada and others and has performed around the world on stages with Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Rhianna and dozens more.

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is proud to introduce the Pompano Beach Arts Virtual Music Series featuring powerhouse performances by award-winning, globally-acclaimed artists. “We are thrilled to livestream these stylishly-produced 90-minute concerts from the Pompano Beach Cultural Center,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “This series is a celebration of music, embracing global sounds and featuring performances by artists who have garnered a plethora of accolades during their stellar careers. We are proud to bring these phenomenal concerts to your home to share with your friends and family.”

The carefully curated series will provide a wealth of exciting music featuring a mix of genres including quintessential jazz, hip-swaying salsas and sambas, tropical influences, soul, Afro-Caribbean, pop, the Great American Song Book and much more. Grammy® Award-winning flutist Nestor Torres will host the first three concerts and popular D.J. Tamara G. of WLYF 101.5 will host the remaining shows. Single concert tickets are $30, a 3-concert package is $75, and a 6-concert package is $120. Concerts can be viewed up to two weeks after the premiere date. Learn more at http://pompanobeacharts.org/programs/music-series and purchase tickets at htp://ticketmaster.com.

Tickets https://www.ticketmaster.com/pompano-beach-arts-virtual-music-series-pompano-beach-florida-03-20-2021/event/0D005A6991CE92DA

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFNvawUI9o0

Courtesy of KCC Productions

Funding Arts Broward Virtual Spring Annual Meeting to Feature Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Pam Dearden and Tim Ingham 3/23/21

Funding Arts Broward Virtual Spring Annual Meeting to Feature Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Pam Dearden and Tim Ingham
Tuesday, 03/23/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free

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 Annual Meeting, virtually, on Tuesday, March 23, from noon – 1 p.m. The free program will be livestreamed via FAB’s YouTube channel (RSVP required) and will feature a FAB year-in-review presentation plus an address from special guest speakers and FAB grantee Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Tim Ingham and Pam Dearden. Entertainment will be provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society.

Pam Dearden has served as executive director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society since 2004. With over 30 years of experience in arts management and arts administration, she has lent her talents and knowledge in the areas of business, education, outreach and grants to the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir and The Opera Guild of Fort Lauderdale. Dearden is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2008 ArtServe Arts Administrator Award, the 1997 Encore Award for Individual Leadership in the Arts, the Cultural Foundation of Broward’s Star Award for volunteerism, and a “Women of Style and Substance” awardee. She has been affiliated with many professional and local civic organizations including American Symphony Orchestra League; Broward Cultural Council’s Arts in Education Committee; Broward County Music Teachers Association; Women’s Executive Club; past chair of the Cultural Executive Committee for the Broward Cultural Council; Cultural Foundation of Broward; National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE); National Association of the Teachers of Singing; past member of the Philharmonic Society and Opera Society among others.

Tim Ingham is the board president of the Gold Coast Jazz Society and has served the organization for more than 10 years in the areas of artistic programming, scholarship, development and marketing. He’s also president of the HI Foundation and a founding member of the Solarian Jazz Club. Ingham has also served as past trustee of Pine Crest School and on the board of the Broward Public Library Foundation. When not developing his musician skills, Ingham is busy in the media, real estate, investment and finance sectors as the chairman of American National Bank, as vice president of Asterisk, Inc. and as a board member of Hubbell Realty, Inc.

To RSVP for the Spring Annual Meeting, visit https://bit.ly/FABSpringLunch2021. 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. As leading arts ambassadors, FAB’s mission is to support, sustain and enrich the arts in our community. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has granted more than $3.6 million to local visual and performing arts programming. More information about FAB can be found at www.fundingartsbroward.org.

MADD Broward County to Host VIP Kick-Off Party for 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K 3/25/21

MADD Broward County to Host VIP Kick-Off Party for 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K on March 25, 2021
Thursday, 03/25/2021-, 06:00 pm-
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Cost:

MADD Broward County is kicking off its 10th Annual UKG presents the UBS Financial Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County with a virtual kick-off party on Thursday, March 25. Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K Founder and Chairperson Heather Geronemus will provide details about the event as well as explain MADD’s mission. Attendees will also learn how to work the RaceJoy app, and will learn from a mixologist how to create mocktails with La Croix. Money raised stays in this community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving.

All attendees will receive a virtual goodie bag delivered to their e-mail after the event that will include incentives from local restaurants, sporting goods stores and other unique giveaways. Attendees will also have a chance to win a few cool raffle prizes.

The 10th Annual UKG presents the UBS Financial Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County will take place in-person on Sunday, April 25 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale and virtually at a location of the participant’s choice between Sunday, April 25 – Sunday, May 9.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, for the in-person race, MADD is following all CDC guidelines including social distancing and timed start waves, and masks are to be worn at all times other than on the race course. The organization is monitoring updates from Broward County and public health officials and will continue to respond based on their guidelines.

Since it was launched in 2011, Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $2.5 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:
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Where:
Virtual. Participants will receive a link once they register.

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

Cost:
FREE

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

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.

Learn How to Prepare Corned Beef with Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr on the St. Patrick’s Day Edition of Cooking with The Galleria 3/16/21

Learn How to Prepare Corned Beef with Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr on the St. Patrick’s Day Edition of Cooking with The Galleria
Tuesday, 03/16/2021-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
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Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

May the luck and taste of the Irish be with you! Join Chef Stephen Puhr of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants as he shows you how to prepare and enjoy traditional Corned Beef, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, on the next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, Tuesday, March 16, at 2 p.m. Two special meals – Corned Beef and Cabbage and Corned Beef Sliders – will be available for dine-in, only, on St. Patrick’s (March 17). One segment viewer will be selected to receive a special gift from The Spice Lab, now open at The Galleria across from Bath & Body Works.

Chef Stephen Puhr discovered his unshakable passion for cooking and warm hospitality at the tender age of 15 while working in a small pizzeria on the south side of Chicago. As a graduate of Chicago’s Le Cordon Bleu, Puhr landed his first position as executive chef for Redstone American Grill at the age of 26. Puhr went on to serve as the Luxury Suite chef for the Utah Jazz, as well as lending his talents to the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2012, Puhr joined the Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants team, where, today, his role as senior area culinary operations manager has him overseeing scratch kitchens at 10 Cooper’s Hawk locations.

Launched last year during the COVID-19 quarantine, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained hundreds of thousands in the local community. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is the newest tasteful addition to the series. Previous instructional cooking segments have featured Chef Puhr preparing Filet Medallions and Parmesan Crusted Lobster Tails and Season’s 52 Chef Elvis Bravo serving-up delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, 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 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is open and taking reservations via phone at (754) 755-9463 and online. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are also offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is open, as well. 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.

“Inside the Business of the NFL” Virtual Panel 3/25/21

“Inside the Business of the NFL” Virtual Panel
Thursday, 03/25/2021-, 07:30 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: Wharton Alumni Club of South Florida Members: Free; Non-Members: $45

On March 25, Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk will participate in the “Inside the Business of the NFL” virtual panel brought to you by the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Alumni Club of South Florida, MLE Law and SportsEpreneur. The panel will be moderated by Michael Elkins, founder of MLE Law and host of “Quarter Four” podcast.

Lombardi is a former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl-winning executive, after thirty years working for the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders, and the Cleveland Browns. He writes a column for The Athletic and hosts his own podcast, “The GM Shuffle.” Lombardi is also the author of Gridiron Genius where he provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and win, and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side.

Vaynerchuk is the Co-CEO of VaynerSports and oversees the company’s entire operation. In 2009, prior to founding VaynerSports, he and his brother Gary started VaynerMedia, an advertising agency. While working on VaynerMedia, Vaynerchuk was an active angel investor, counting Uber and Venmo as successful startups in his portfolio. He is currently a proud board member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. Established in 1881, the Wharton School is the world’s oldest collegiate school of business and today has more than 90,000 active alumni worldwide.

Throughout the virtual panel, Lombardi and Vaynerchuk will discuss how lessons from the National Football League apply to the modern business world, including building culture, decision making, hiring, contract negotiation, creative thought processes and more.

For those interested in attending the virtual panel, tickets can be purchased at www.whartonsouthfla.com/business_of_the_nfl.

When:
Thursday, March 25
Wharton Alumni Club Members Networking: 7:00–7:25 p.m.
Panel Discussion for all attendees: 7:30–9:00 p.m.

Where:
Virtual. Attendees will be emailed a link once they purchase a ticket.

Cost:
Wharton Alumni Club of South Florida Members: Free
Non-Members: $45

How:
To sign up or purchase tickets, visit www.whartonsouthfla.com/business_of_the_nfl.

About The University of Pennsylvania Wharton Alumni Club of South Florida
The Wharton Club of South Florida provides education and networking opportunities for the 2000 alumni that live or work in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. We are one of the largest and most active business school alumni networks in South Florida. Many of our events, including the “Inside the Business of the NFL” event, are open to non-Wharton affiliated guests as we seek to educate and network with leaders throughout our community.

About MLE Law
MLE Law is a full-service labor and employment law firm that uses modern technology to give businesses, individuals and municipalities a legal experience that is efficient, transparent and price-predictable. It is located at 633 S. Andrews Ave. Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. For more information, visit mlelawfirm.com or call (954) 401-2608.

About SportsEpreneur
SportsEpreneur is a media platform that exists to drive entrepreneurs to pursue “amazing” through content, execution, and community. It lives at the intersection of sports, life, and business. SportsEpreneur was founded on the idea that business and sports relate. The best way we can connect the two is by telling stories— sports stories that tie into being an entrepreneur and can show you new ways to improve your business. SportsEpreneur is the content platform of KazSource, Inc. KazSource is comprised of an insurance group, a content marketing agency (KazCM.com) and the content platform, SportsEpreneur.com.

How to Build a Digital Resume and Interview in the Digital World 3/16/21

How to Build a Digital Resume and Interview in the Digital World
Tuesday, 03/16/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free

On Tuesday, March 16th at Noon, Let’s Make Lemonade (an AAF South Florida education series) presents a panel of experts talking candidly about how to put your best foot forward while looking for employment in our digital world. A little more about our speakers:

Eli Rodriguez:

Eli is a dynamic, strategic, and innovative HR and Talent Acquistion leader. He is passionate about people, and for over 15 years, has changed people’s lives by connecting them with new career adventures. He was recently featured in Business Insider’s: “Top 13 Advertising Recruiters to Know Right Now”.

Eli is currently the Director, Human Resources & Talent at Zimmerman Advertising. In the past, he’s served as Sr. Talent Advisor of Campus Recruiting with Raymond James, and prior to that as an HR Business Partner & Talent Advisor with ADP, Starlite Media, and INROADS.

Josie Gonzalez:

Jozie, a South Florida native, is currently working at Telemundo Enterprises in Miami, Florida as a Talent Acquisition Recruiter. In the past, she was a Corporate Recruiter for a large Omnicom advertising agency. She has recruited people for all roles ranging from Research, Data Analytics, Media Planning, Account Management, and Studio Production. She has been with NBCUniversal, Telemundo Enterprises for a year now. Last but not least, she is a board member of the Advertising Production Club of New York; a non-profit organization.

Natalya Spicker:

Natalya is an award-winning talent acquisition expert with over a decade’s worth of experience within staffing, creative and technology industries, She currently leads the Growth and Partnerships division for the internationally acclaimed social impact startup, SheWorks, a global talent platform that leverages technology to close diversity and inclusion gaps.

Natalya sits on the board of the American Advertising Federation of Miami as their Membership Chair, where she has helped impact South Florida’s creative ecosystem by driving funds, awareness and support through programs such as the ADDY Awards, and the Creative Futures Scholarships.

Register for FREE here: https://web.cvent.com/event/748f9cf2-bfab-48f7-aabc-0417975ffd22/summary

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Kingsley Guy on March 11 at Noon 3/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Kingsley Guy on March 11 at Noon
Thursday, 03/11/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature writer Kingsley Guy on the next March 11 noon segment of its “Meet the Author,” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month.

Guy is author of Piercing the Veil: A Skeptical Journalist Discovers Unseen Worlds (ttlharmony Publishing). During this special engagement, he will discuss his deeply personal and engrossing memoir of mystifying events and mystical experiences that brought deep and profound meaning to his life – after he had all but given up hope. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorGuy.

Kingsley Guy was employed by South Florida’s Sun Sentinel newspaper for 30 years, including 23 as editorial page editor. During his career, he had assignments in the Middle East, India, Russia, and China, and conversed with hundreds of prominent newsmakers, including John McCain, Hillary Clinton, John Glenn, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Madeleine Albright. He has been a frequent guest on radio and television. Before Piercing the Veil: A Skeptical Journalist Discovers Unseen Worlds, the winner of a prestigious Nautilus Book Award, he wrote the critically acclaimed novel, Queen of the Heavens, set in ancient Egypt. Both books are Amazon #1 Bestsellers and are available on Amazon in print and e-book form.

Kingsley Guy joins Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. The April 8 edition will feature John Bailey, author of A New River Runs Through It. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 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, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

BQE and New River Artist Cooperative Free Mini-quilt Expo to Benefit History Fort Lauderdale 7 3/5/21 – 3/7/21

BQE and New River Artist Cooperative Free Mini-quilt Expo to Benefit History Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 03/05/2021-03/07/2021, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

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

Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) has partnered with New River Artist Cooperative to host a Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser to benefit History Fort Lauderdale and the participating guilds of Broward Quilt Expo. The mini-quilts will be on display at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Inn (231 SW 2nd Avenue) from Friday, March 5, through Sunday, March 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. On March 7, there will be an “Airing of the Quilts” featuring traditional and modern quilts adorning the New River Inn of History Fort Lauderdale and surrounding buildings. Each Quilt Guild will also have quilting fabrics, supplies and items for sale to benefit History Fort Lauderdale. Admission to Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser is free.

Each participating quilter has donated mini-quilts with a Florida theme that will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the respective organizations. The guilds being represented are South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, Coral Spring Quilters, East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Quilting in the Pines, Southern Stars, West Broward Quilters’ Guild, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild and Brian Fitzgerald – artist-in- residence at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Artist Cooperative. Larger quilts will also be on display to show the community the craftmanship of quilting. BQE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the art of quilting and hosts the largest volunteer quilt expo in South Florida.

The New River Artist Cooperative is comprised of six artist-in-residence studios located on the third floor of the New River Inn. Artist-guided tours are available Monday through Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Visitors who attend the Mini-quilt Expo are encouraged to also visit History Fort Lauderdale’s museums. General admission is $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. Exhibits include the new “Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” “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 African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history.

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 the Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser, visit www.browardquiltexpo.com.

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.

“Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” a visual narrative by Lisette Morales at History Fort Lauderdale 3/8/21 – 5/28/21

“Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” a visual narrative by Lisette Morales at History Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 03/08/2021-05/28/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID).

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 celebrate Women’s History Month and World Water Month with “Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” a visual narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales. The exhibit will open on Monday, March 8, International Women’s Day, with a special livestream virtual reception via YouTube where attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with Morales, at 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through May 28 in the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale) and available digitally via History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

“Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” is a project created entirely in 2020 and 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This exhibition at History Fort Lauderdale begins with a series of images highlighting Miccosukee Grandmother and Everglades conservationist Betty Osceola, Panther Clan, and her work promoting respect and awareness for our planet by organizing Indigenous prayer walks through the Everglades. It also highlights a collection of portraits of women who work or live in Immokalee and whose strength and perseverance are admirable and worthy.

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, Morales has returned to photography as her media of choice. Morales was an official delegate to the United Nations Women 2018 Commission on the Status of Women. She is a member of the Artful Activist, Zuma Press, The Authority Collective, ArtAid Naples and Colectivo Liminal.

“Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” is one of several stories that History Fort Lauderdale is proud to offer during Women’s History Month. In addition to this exhibit, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will also present “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” another photography exhibition, March 4 -31. This exhibit, to be displayed at The Galleria (2414 East Sunrise Blvd), will showcase six prominent women of today who are proponents of change along with historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community. A ticketed exhibition preview and recognition ceremony honoring these women of today and benefiting History Fort Lauderdale will take place on Wednesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m., at The Galleria. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 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.

Car Buying 101 – Tricks of the Trade 3/9/21

Car Buying 101 – Tricks of the Trade
Tuesday, 03/09/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Learn tips and tricks on how to maximize your purchasing/selling power at an auto dealership.

We will be presenting with our special guest speaker, Mr. Bill Goldberg, who is the founder of Auto Advisors.

Learn insider information about the car buying experience:

How to get more for your trade-in
Internet car buying pitfalls
Dealership profit areas
Extras add up
Dealer financing vs. your Credit Union
Plus more industry info you didn’t know

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Launches with Donn Colee, Jr. 2/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Launches with Donn Colee, Jr.
Thursday, 02/11/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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 launch the first segment of its “Meet the Author,” interactive Zoom series with Palm Beach County-based Donn R. Colee, Jr. author of Legends & Lore of Fort Lauderdale’s New River (Arcadia Publishing/The History Press), on February 11 at noon. The series, featuring local writers of all genres, will continue on the second Thursday of each month.

Colee Jr. is a seventh-generation Floridian and a direct descendent of George Colee, who immigrated to the St. Augustine area from England in 1821. Donn grew up in Orlando but frequently visited relatives in the ancient city, where his curiosity was piqued by stories about a massacre of long-ago family members at Fort Lauderdale’s New River. While the “Colee Massacre” story was later debunked, it refused to die. His Legends & Lore of Fort Lauderdale’s New River began as an attempt to finally resolve the last vestiges of that myth, but the power of New River quickly propelled the book to become a history of the river, its fascinating people, and the transformation of its wilderness into a metropolis. This is his second book. His first, Towers in the Sand, is the history of radio and television stations in Florida and the people who brought them to life. His family has been engaged in Florida broadcasting for three generations. Colee is a member of the Florida Historical Society, History Fort Lauderdale, St. Augustine Historical Society and Historical Society of Palm Beach County. He is a former commissioner of the Florida Inland Navigation District, the state agency responsible for maintenance and improvements of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Fernandina Beach to Key Biscayne. It was built by a company that was cofounded in 1881 by his great-great-great-grandfather, who became its civil engineer. Donn and his wife, Martha, reside in Palm Beach Gardens.

Upcoming authors will be announced. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthor .

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with
docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 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, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Dinner at the Square: Have We Done Enough? America’s Long Overdue Awakening to Systemic Racism 2/24/21

Dinner at the Square: Have We Done Enough? America’s Long Overdue Awakening to Systemic Racism
Wednesday, 02/24/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free; registration required

As many Americans unite in a shared mission about the civil rights issues of our time, our community joins others in the important work to fulfill the promise of equality by bringing constructive conversations to help illuminate the path to progress and meaningful change. So when those who believe in justice and fairness have had enough, how do we evolve as a country and as a community? How do we push for progress? How do we create equality for all? Do we ask ourselves, have we done enough?

The civil, fact-based debate features three panelists: Gregory Adam Haile, J.D., President of Broward College; Keith Koenig, CEO of City Furniture; and Germaine Smith-Baugh, Ed.D., President and CEO of Urban League of Broward County. The event is moderated by Doug Lyons, longtime journalist and former columnist and opinion writer.

The event is free and open to the public. If you’d like to make a donation to support Village Square programming, you may do so when you register.

2021 American Advertising Awards Gala 2/25/21

2021 American Advertising Awards Gala
Thursday, 02/25/2021-, 06:30 pm-
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Cost: Admission is $60 for professionals, $25 for students, and $500 for the agency 10-Ticket package.

Join AAF Broward and Palm Beach online for an evening of celebrating excellence and the highest creative standards in the advertising industry at the virtual 2021 American Advertising Awards Gala. Event attendees will have the opportunity to network with other creatives and recognize the award-winning work of South Florida advertising professionals. With more than 100 categories covering all aspects of advertising, the AAF Broward and Palm Beach 2021 American Advertising Awards is the first of a three-tier step in the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition in the country. The local winners will proceed to districts, and the winners will proceed to national finals.

This year’s gala theme is inspired by the secret societies and invisible forces that have animated our imaginations for generations. The Unseen Hand theme comes to life in interactive puzzles that when solved, reveal special prizes for attendees. Register before February 15 to say cheers to the winners and receive a custom cocktail kit included in your ticket price.

About AAF Broward and Palm Beach
Whether you’re new to the fast-paced world of advertising or a seasoned professional, AAF Broward and Palm Beach is for you. We can help you advance your career, develop your skills, build connections and celebrate the amazing industry we work in.

About the American Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. We accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs, and college chapters.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” Photography Exhibition Preview 3/3/21

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” Photography Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, 03/03/2021-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $25

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

In honor of Women’s History Month, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will present “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” a photography exhibition, March 4 -31. The exhibit, to be displayed at The Galleria (2414 East Sunrise Blvd), will showcase six prominent women of today who are proponents of change along with historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community. A ticketed exhibition preview and recognition ceremony honoring the women of today and benefiting History Fort Lauderdale will take place on Wednesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m., at The Galleria with support from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of outstanding women of today including Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.

Past pioneering women to be highlighted include Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, author and founder/publisher of the Seminole Tribune; Dr. Susie Holley, prominent philanthropist; Edee Green, award-winning journalist and one of the founders of Kids in Distress in Broward County; Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, prominent suffragette, first school teacher in Fort Lauderdale, philanthropist and part founder of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (now History Fort Lauderdale) and Easter Lily Gates, Broward County’s first woman president of the State Supervisors of Elections, among others.

A special recognition ceremony will honor the six local women of today on March 3 at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will be first to see the exhibition and enjoy a ceremony to individually recognize each honoree. Opening ceremony tickets are available at http://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers.

Sponsored by Broward Health Foundation, Broward Community Foundation, City & Shore Magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors viewing the “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” A Photography Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 3/4/21 – 3/31/21

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” A Photography Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, March 4-31
Thursday, 03/04/2021-03/31/2021, 11:00 am-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

In honor of Women’s History Month, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will present “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” a photography exhibition, March 4 -31. The exhibit, to be displayed at The Galleria (2414 East Sunrise Blvd), will showcase six prominent women of today who are proponents of change along with historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of outstanding women of today including Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.

Past pioneering women to be highlighted include Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, author and founder/publisher of the Seminole Tribune; Dr. Susie Holley, prominent philanthropist; Edee Green, award-winning journalist and one of the founders of Kids in Distress in Broward County; Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, prominent suffragette, first school teacher in Fort Lauderdale, philanthropist and part founder of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (now History Fort Lauderdale) and Easter Lily Gates, Broward County’s first woman president of the State Supervisors of Elections, among others.

Sponsored by Broward Health Foundation, Broward Community Foundation, City & Shore Magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors viewing the “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr Sets the Table for Valentine’s Day Romance on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial 2/9/21

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr Sets the Table for Valentine’s Day Romance on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial
Tuesday, 02/09/2021-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
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Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Set the table for romance this Valentine’s Day! Chef Stephen Puhr of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, will show you how to prepare a seductive dinner for two featuring Filet Medallions and Parmesan Crusted Lobster Tails on the next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, Tuesday, February 9, at 2 p.m. This special meal will be available for dine-in (Feb. 12 – 14) or as a take-home meal kit. One segment viewer will be selected to receive a deluxe salt sampler valued at $49.95 from The Spice Lab, now open at The Galleria across from Bath & Body Works.

Chef Stephen Puhr discovered his unshakable passion for cooking and warm hospitality at the tender age of 15 while working in a small pizzeria on the south side of Chicago. As a graduate of Chicago’s Le Cordon Bleu, Puhr landed his first position as executive chef for Redstone American Grill at the age of 26. Puhr went on to serve as the Luxury Suite chef for the Utah Jazz, as well as lending his talents to the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2012, Puhr joined the Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants team, where, today, his role as senior area culinary operations manager has him overseeing scratch kitchens at 10 Cooper’s Hawk locations.

Launched last year during the COVID-19 quarantine, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained hundreds of thousands in the local community. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is the newest tasteful addition to the series. Previous instructional cooking segments have featured Season’s 52 Chef Elvis Bravo preparing 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. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is now taking reservations via phone at (754) 755-9463 and online for its February 1 opening. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is also 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.

“Black History, Black Future,” A Fine Art Exhibit Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students Hosted by History Fort Lauderdale 2/2/21 – 2/28/21

“Black History, Black Future,” A Fine Art Exhibit Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students Hosted by History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/02/2021-02/28/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7 for students (through age 22). Exhibit is also available digitally on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

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 proud to spotlight the creativity and contributions of Broward County’s African American community. In honor of Black History Month, History Fort Lauderdale will host “Black History, Black Future,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students, from February 2 – 28. The exhibit, curated by instructor Celestin Joseph, represents a contemporary view of Black History from the perspective of students at the very school that was instrumental in overturning segregation laws in the City of Fort Lauderdale 50 years ago. The exhibit will be open to the public at the New River Inn building of History Fort Lauderdale and will be accessible as a digital experience on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

“Black History, Black Future” will feature a variety of styles and mediums reflecting African American culture, arts and entertainment and the ongoing struggle for equality. Featured pieces in the exhibition include works by Tayshaun Small and Mikayle Morrison, both currently AP studio art students mentored by Joseph, himself a Dillard alumnus.

“Black History, Black Future,” 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 additional African American, Caribbean, Latin and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with
docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 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.

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 11/26/20

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.

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.

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 11/5/20

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 11/6/20

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 11/3/20

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
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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
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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.

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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-
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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.