The Balcony’s Fat Tuesday Party 3/5/19

The Balcony’s Fat Tuesday Party
Tuesday, 03/05/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:00 am
The Balcony
1309 E. Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost:

The Balcony, a chic two-story New Orleans-style restaurant on Fort Lauderdale’s stylish Las Olas Boulevard, is celebrating Mardi Gras with pizazz! From Tuesday, March 5–Sunday, March 10, The Balcony will feature menu specials; and on Tuesday, March 5; Friday, March 8; and Saturday, March 9; it will host spectacular Mardi Gras-themed parties, so guests can celebrate in true “N’awlins” style.

From March 5–10, guests will enjoy the following specials every day:
• $3 Abita Beers
• $5 Hurricanes with souvenir cup
• $5 Jambalaya, Gumbo, and Beignets
• $8 Shrimp or Oyster Po’boys
• Live music
• $1,000 in bar tab prizes
• Live band and live DJ
• Mardi Gras entertainers
• Food & drinks specials
• Beads, and more

Balcony Krewe Party 3/9/19

Balcony Krewe Party
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 11:30 am – 02:00 am
The Balcony
1309 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost:

The Balcony, a chic two-story New Orleans-style restaurant on Fort Lauderdale’s stylish Las Olas Boulevard, is celebrating Mardi Gras with pizazz! From Tuesday, March 5–Sunday, March 10, The Balcony will feature menu specials; and on Tuesday, March 5; Friday, March 8; and Saturday, March 9; it will host spectacular Mardi Gras-themed parties, so guests can celebrate in true “N’awlins” style.

From March 5–10, guests will enjoy the following specials every day:
• $3 Abita Beers
• $5 Hurricanes with souvenir cup
• $5 Jambalaya, Gumbo, and Beignets
• $8 Shrimp or Oyster Po’boys
• Live music
• Participants and their Krewe could walk away with a $1,000 bar tab! Those participating choose their theme, sign up in-store or at thebalconylasolas.com/about-us/contact, and walk in The Balcony’s Las Olas 2nd line parade. The best Krewe wins! Parade starts at 4 p.m.
• Live band and live DJ
• Mardi Gras entertainers
• Food & drinks specials
• Beads, and more

The Balcony’s Kings and Queens Party 3/8/19

The Balcony’s Kings and Queens Party
Friday, 03/08/2019 – 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
The Balcony
1309 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost:

The Balcony, a chic two-story New Orleans-style restaurant on Fort Lauderdale’s stylish Las Olas Boulevard, is celebrating Mardi Gras with pizazz! From Tuesday, March 5–Sunday, March 10, The Balcony will feature menu specials; and on Tuesday, March 5; Friday, March 8; and Saturday, March 9; it will host spectacular Mardi Gras-themed parties, so guests can celebrate in true “N’awlins” style.

From March 5–10, guests will enjoy the following specials every day:
• $3 Abita Beers
• $5 Hurricanes with souvenir cup
• $5 Jambalaya, Gumbo, and Beignets
• $8 Shrimp or Oyster Po’boys
• Live music
• Costume contest: Guests can dress like a king or a queen and possibly win a share of $1,000 in bar tab prizes!
• $1,000 in bar tab prizes
• Live band and live DJ
• Mardi Gras entertainers
• Food & drinks specials
• Beads, and more

Spill the Beans Comedy Show – Darius Culpepper 3/1/19

Spill the Beans Comedy Show – Darius Culpepper
Friday, 03/01/2019 – 08:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $15-$20

Enjoy an evening of laughter during this month’s Spill the Beans Comedy Show held at Café Collective. The show will bring together South Florida’s funniest comedians for a night of fun paired with good coffee, craft beer, imported wine, and café bites. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15, or attendees can purchase at the door for $20.

Cafe Jamz: Open Mic Night 3/8/19

Cafe Jamz: Open Mic Night
Friday, 03/08/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy an evening of Open Mic Night performances during Café Jamz. Locals are given a chance to show off their talent by feeling out the stage or they can try out new material. Attendees will connect with fellow peers, all within the backdrop of Café Collective.

Paradise from Land to Sea: Photography of JohnBob Carlos at History Fort Lauderdale 3/3/19

Paradise from Land to Sea: Photography of JohnBob Carlos at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/03/2019 – 05/22/2019 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Facebook
Cost: $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.

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will host its newest visual arts exhibit entitled “Paradise from Land to Sea: Photography of JohnBob Carlos” from March 3 – May 22, 2019. Photographs artistically capturing the beauty and majesty of Florida’s coastal vistas, skies and wildlife will be on display at the New River Inn.

JohnBob Carlos, a native Floridian and photographer, captures images of Florida’s wildlife, landscapes, cultures, and waterways. His art of the lens is his means for creating a voice for Florida’s nature and preserving Florida’s culture. At a young age he felt a calling to paddle, hike, fish, and explore the Everglades. He was at home among the hammocks, swamps, strands, animals, Mangrove Islands and Florida’s wild. In recent years Carlos has become deeply concerned about the state of Florida’s nature – the devastation of these areas mostly due to money, development, pollution, business and politics. He continues to realistically document the beauty and wonder of the world around us and uses his lens to focus on the region’s need for the greater conservation and preservation of resources.

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

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

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Swashbucklers and Sirens Weekend 3/9/19, 3/10/19

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Swashbucklers and Sirens Weekend
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 03/10/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Parks
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Website
Cost: $12-$106

“Swashbucklers and Sirens” – March 9th – 10th All hands ahoy! Don’t get lost at sea as this themed weekend sees our village stormed by the deadliest pirates, buccaneers and scallywags in all the seven seas. Raise your Jolly Roger and gather a crew to help in unearthing the mysteries and treasures the vast and deadly sea holds. However, anyone not prepared for a “salty” good time will be sent to walk the plank into Davey Jones’ Locker.

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

First Presbyterian Church’s Cathedral Choir “POPS” Concert 3/31/19

First Presbyterian Church’s Cathedral Choir “POPS” Concert
Sunday, 03/31/2019 – 03/31/2019 07:00 pm –
The Sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
401 SE 15th Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free; free will offering

Join First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale as the 2018-2019 Concert Series continues with the Cathedral Choir “POPS” Concert. Joined by The Symphony of the Americas, the choir will perform some of your favorite patriotic, Broadway and popular hits. There will be a tune for all to enjoy!

To learn more visit http://bit.ly/FPMusicMinistry or contact Robin L. McEachern at (954) 598-9322 or robinm@firstpres.cc.

2019 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa 5/4/19

2019 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa
Saturday, 05/04/2019 – 06:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Dr,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Website
Cost:

The 2019 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The theme is “Kentucky Derby” and will be hosted by Dale McLean, in-arena host for the Miami Heat, and auctioneer Joe Girvan.

The American Cancer Society is honored to announce this year’s event’s Presenting Sponsor and champions in the fight against cancer, The Salah Foundation. The Salah Foundation’s family philosophy has always been that one cannot take from this world without giving back. 2019 marks the third consecutive year that The Salah Foundation has served as the Presenting Sponsor of the Celebration Gala lead by Executive Director, Noreen Salah Burpee. The Diamond Sponsor is City Furniture, owned by Gala Honorees Keith and Kelly Koenig. The event’s Chairperson is Lori Castle who has served as the event chair for three consecutive years, and co-chairs are Peter and LoriAnn Gary who were the American Cancer Society’s 2018 South Palm Beach Ambassadors.

The Gala will feature silent as well as live auctions, a cocktail hour, dinner reception, dancing and more.

Tickets are $300 per person and $5,000 for VIP table. Visit www.CelebrationGalaFL.org

Sponsorship opportunities starting at $5,000 are currently available.

Contact Alicia DeLuca, Development Manager, at Alicia.DeLuca@cancer.org or 954-200-7520.

Good Spirits Fifth and Fed Celebrates Anniversary with Lunch Specials 2/20/19

Good Spirits Fifth and Fed Celebrates Anniversary with Lunch Specials
Wednesday, 02/20/2019 – 02/28/2019 11:30 am – 04:00 pm
Good Spirits Fifth & Fed
476 N Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost:

As a locally-owned and family-operated restaurant in Victoria Park, Good Spirits Fifth and Fed is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month with a special for the people who matter the most – the patrons. Good Spirits is offering ‘2-for-1’ lunch specials during the entire month of February.

New lunch dishes include the Fresh Catch Lunch with a choice of Mahi-Mahi, Salmon or Shrimp, Blackened or Pan Seared, with green beans, mushrooms, sun dried tapenade and smokey mashed potatoes; Steak Salad “Farmer” salad, grilled steak, arugula, charred grape tomatoes in a chimichurri vinaigrette; and Open Face Vegetarian “Gardener” sandwich, grilled portobello, eggplant, zucchini, red pepper, red onion, provolone, tomato kalamata tapenade and focaccia.

Good Spirits harkens back to the mid-century era, bringing old school tradition back to modern dining. Every dish and every craft cocktail has been designed to introduce yesterday’s lifestyle to today’s generation and the response has been astounding. In fact, the rising success of this restaurant continues to grow with every month.

Jamish Spring Break Edition 2019 3/29/19

Jamish Spring Break Edition 2019
Friday, 03/29/2019 – 10:00 pm –
The Warehouse
3500 NW 15th Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Eventbrite
Cost: $20 Early Bird

This is a post-celebration of Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival. We will have Motto, one of St. Lucia’s young and vibrant entertainers come and perform live after competing in a major competition called the Soca Monarch. It’ll be an exciting experience for our event-goers to witness the live act especially for those who were unable to attend the actual festivities that took place in Trinidad.

Straight after Trinidad Carnival,
Performing Live is Motto from St. Lucia

DJ Line Up

We’ve got yours truly out of New York
City Back to Basics

From Trinidad and Tobago we have
Artiste Team

From our own back yard we’ve got
Miami Dream Team and DJ Genesis

* Soca • Reggae • HipHop • Pure Vibes •

Powered By: SoundRev Media

Food provided by: Soca Ranch

Buy your tickets online NOW for just $20

••• 21+ ONLY •••• Cash Bar •••

The Warehouse
3500 NW 15th Street
Lauderhill, Fl 33311

JAMISH is brought to you by ACCESS 100 & Pure Freaks Jouvert Band
Email: Access100Events@gmail.com

United Way of Broward County’s Women United to Host 8th Annual Magnolia Luncheon at Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center 5/1/19

United Way of Broward County’s Women United to Host 8th Annual Magnolia Luncheon at Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Wednesday, 05/01/2019 – 10:30 am – 01:30 pm
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Website
Cost:

United Way of Broward County’s Women United ― a powerful network of women confronting head-on the most critical issues facing the Broward County community ― is hosting its 8th Annual Magnolia Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The event, which recognizes women of dignity, strength and perseverance, will be attended by the “who’s who” of Broward County women.

The VIP reception will take place from 10:30–11:30 a.m., and the luncheon from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

The event will honor Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises, as the recipient of the Woman of Inspiration Award. Nicole Golemi, Independent Business Development Consultant, will be honored with the Woman of Promise Award. The event’s co-chairs are Angie Davis and Alice Jackson.

To attend, there is a minimum gift amount of $1,000 to United Way of Broward County’s 2018-2019 annual campaign, plus a $50 fee. Those who contribute $2,500 or more are invited to attend the VIP reception. To attend the event or become a sponsor, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org or for more information, please call 954-453-3731 or email malbritton@UnitedWayBroward.org

“A Celebration of Life, Love and Music” with Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Honoring 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein and the Legacy of Matthew Shepard 3/17/19

“A Celebration of Life, Love and Music” with Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Honoring 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein and the Legacy of Matthew Shepard
Sunday, 03/17/2019 – 05:00 pm –
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee.

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) is honoring the 100 years of American Composer Leonard Bernstein and the legacy of Matthew Shepard – a college student who more than two decades ago was the victim of a brutal gay-hate murder – during “A Celebration of Life, Love and Music” performance on Sunday, March 17 at 5 p.m. from the All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Lauderdale. A portion of show proceeds will benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

While a significant portion of the evening showcases the prolific works of Bernstein, the Chorus is dedicating “Changing Hearts,” a special, six-piece collection, to Shepard and others who have been the victims of gay-hate crimes. The set features songs from some of Bernstein’s renowned Broadway musicals such as West Side Story, On the Town and Candidae. Scenes from The Laramie Project, a play that debuted in 2000 by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction of Shepard’s death, are being interspersed with the evening’s musical selections: Tonight; Something’s Coming; One Hand, One Heart; I Can Cook Too and Make Our Garden Grow.

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. General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee.

Tickets are available for purchase online at TheFTLGMC.org or by calling (954) 832-0060.

Meet Meghan King Edmonds and Mystic Michaela from Real Housewives OC @Lilac and Lilies Boutique 3/14/19

Meet Meghan King Edmonds and Mystic Michaela from Real Housewives OC @Lilac and Lilies Boutique
Thursday, 03/14/2019 – 02/15/2019 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Lilac and lilies
2541 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304,
fort lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: 35

WHO: Meet Meghan King Edmonds and Mystic Michaela from Real Housewives of Orange County!

WHAT: Shop the boutique, sample some Scout and Cellar wine, and talk about pop culture in aura color with Mom Blogger and Reality Star and Real Housewife of Orange County, Meghan King Edmonds and fourth generation celebrity psychic Mystic Michaela

WHERE: Lilac and Lilies Boutique located at 2541 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

WHEN: March 14th from 5-7pm

National Margarita Day at Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill 2/22/19

National Margarita Day at Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 02/23/2019 11:30 am – 02:00 am
Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill
3115 NE 32nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Website
Cost:

National Margarita Day is coming up on Friday, Feb. 22 and people are looking for the best places to celebrate this tasty cocktail! All Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill locations (Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Miramar, Naples and Estero) are offering buy one, get one free Bo’s Big Ritas. Guests will be able to choose between five flavors (original, strawberry, mango, peach or blueberry) for the BOGO deal all day on Friday, Feb. 22.

Fort Lauderdale: 3115 NE 32nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Miramar: 15500 SW 29th Street, Miramar, FL 33027
Plantation: 1280 S Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324
Naples: 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way, Naples, FL 34109
Estero: 8001 Plaza Del Lago Drive, Estero, FL 33928

Lunch, Learn & Drive at The Queue Apartments 2/24/19

Lunch, Learn & Drive at The Queue Apartments
Sunday, 02/24/2019 – 11:30 am – 02:30 pm
The Queue Apartments
817 SE 2nd Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Website
Cost: Complimentary and open to the public

Join The Queue Apartments, located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale just blocks from Las Olas and Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, for a very special event on Sunday, February 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy light bites and refreshments and learn more about the leasing and amenity options that The Queue has to offer.

The Queue Apartments, a 191-unit building located at 817 SE 2nd Avenue, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, offers studios, one, two, and three-bedroom units. Amenities include a state-of-the-art two-story gym, swimming pool, outdoor barbeque and two dog parks. For more information or to contact The Queue, visit www.queuepartments.com or call 954-945-5111.

Lilac and Lilies Boutique Semi-Annual Sale 2/22/19 – 3/1/19

Lilac and Lilies Boutique Semi-Annual Sale
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 03/01/2019 10:00 am –
Lilac and Lilies Boutique
2541 E Sunrise Blvd,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

It is that time of year again! You are invited to shop The Seasons Biggest
Sale of the year starting Fri. Feb. 22nd at 10am-Fri. March 1st 
All week you can indulge in huge markdowns on this season’s top
designer styles including: 
• Up to 80 percent off entire store
• $10 and $20 bins
• $25 graphic tees
• $5 L&L cash for every $50 spent.
We recommend you arriving early to get first dibs on all our stuff!
Bring a girlfriend or two as we will be serving sips and sweets making
this the perfect girls day.
For more info, visit us on Instagram and Facebook or visit the boutique
at 2541 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For interviews,
hi res images and more, please contact me.
 
Links:
 
https://lilacandlilies.com
 
https://pinterest.com/lilacandlilies/
 
http://www.youtube.com/user/LilacAndLilies1
 
https://plus.google.com/b/102728798931688884161/102728798931688884161/posts?hl=en 
 
About Michelle DiMarco
Michelle DiMarco had no idea she wanted to be an entrepreneur. 
After college, DiMarco struggled finding a career that she was madly
passionate about. She sought refuge in keeping up on the latest trends
in fashion magazines and designer blogs, while styling her friends for fun.
Her muses ranged from Bridget Bardot to Diane Kruger and Carine
Roitfeld. When a retail space opened up near her home in Florida, her mom encouraged her to take a leap of (fashionable) faith. She listened closely
to her heart which encouraged her to create the Lilac And Lilies Boutique. 
 
Michelle DiMarco, born in New Port Richey, Florida and raised by a single
mother from Cuba, learned from an early age the importance of her roots,
heritage and culture, yet to cultivate an independent spirit to evolve
and successfully follow her dreams. DiMarco graduated from Florida
Atlantic University in Boca Raton with a degree in Intercultural
Communications. During college, she pursued her passion for travel
while spending three months in Ghana, Africa for an exclusive study
abroad program. Thereafter, she continued to be inspired by exploring
new places which led her to New York City to attend The Fashion Institute
of Technology where she studied Creative Enterprise Ownership. Over
the last ten years, DiMarco has grown the brand into a shopping
destination for high quality, on-trend and affordable finds for Florida’s
fashionistas and beyond with a corresponding e-shop.
 
Throughout her career as an entrepreneur, DiMarco has been able to
give back in many ways as a devoted volunteer and advocate for
philanthropy. She has been nominated as one of the 100 Outstanding
Women of Broward County for three years in a row, benefitting The
Boys and Girls Club. She is active on the board of The Humane Society
of Broward County, and regularly volunteers for Kids in Distress. DiMarco
is also a recipient of The Glammy Award for her community activism
benefitting breast cancer research. DiMarco has been featured in WWD,
New York Post, Forbes, CBS, NBC, Sun Sentinel, Boca Life, the Miami
Herald and more.
 
DiMarco currently lives in Fort Lauderdale with her King Charles
Cavalier puppy, Lily. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle of mind, body
and spirit – which makes DiMarco the successful, well- rounded
businesswoman that she is today.

Retox Brunch 2/24/19

Retox Brunch
Sunday, 02/24/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
W Fort Lauderdale
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Buy Tickets
Cost: $55

Sundays just got a whole lot better with #ThisIsNotYourSundayBrunch! Head to W Fort Lauderdale for a ‘Retox Brunch,’ a new monthly ritual up on on the 4th floor Living Room Terrace that will pop with color and drip with flavor. Throughout the afternoon, soak in the oceanfront views, indulge in bites and sips from award winning chef, Stephen Starr, and groove to the beat with live tunes by DJ Latrice Perry. In honor of Fort Lauderdale Pride Month, enjoy live and show-stopping drag performances by The Dragettes who are sure to steal the scene. Tickets are $55 and include complimentary valet. Be sure to come dressed in your snazzy Sunday best!

Pump Your Ride 2/24/19

Pump Your Ride
Sunday, 02/24/2019 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
W Fort Lauderdale
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Buy Tickets
Cost: $35

W Fort Lauderdale invites you to turn up the heat with a ‘Pump Your Ride’ combo-workout. Fuel your morning with a 30-minute spin class outdoors and overlooking the ocean with Jason Norton and Nikki Reifschneiider of Fort Lauderdale’s local Ride Element studio, followed by a 30-minute #PumpedAF Pumpfit cardio workout with @HannahEden_Fitness and Paulo Barreto. Arrive at 9AM to get first dibs and refresh with organic juices from Unleash Life, smoothie sips from Dr. Juice, and fresh bites. After a successful workout sesh, workout the kinks with a Quick Fix massage from the hotel’s new AWAY spa, and stay and play with an all day WET Deck day pass. Tickets cost $35 and include complimentary valet parking.

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Bodacious Bodices Weekend 3/2/19, 3/3/19

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Bodacious Bodices Weekend
Saturday, 03/02/2019 – 03/03/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Buy Tickets
Cost: $12-$106

“Bodacious Bodices” – March 2nd and 3rd Behind every good man is a wench in the trench. Wenches Weekend celebrates the women of the Renaissance with hourglass curves and firey attitudes who can go toe-to-toe with their male counterparts.

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

Donny McCaslin Quartet at Bailey Hall 2/16/19

Donny McCaslin Quartet at Bailey Hall
Saturday, 02/16/2019 – 08:00 pm –
Bailey Hall
3501 Davie Rd SW @ 35th St,
DAVIE, Florida 33314
Website
Cost: 40-50

Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 8:00 p.m.: South Florida JAZZ, the area’s premier jazz organization, in partnership with Bailey Hall, continues its 27th season of presentation, and the second season of “South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall,” with the Donny McCaslin Quartet. Mr. McCaslin is rising-star tenor saxophonist propelled to prominence by his Grammy-awarded collaboration with the late David Bowie. He is making his first South Florida appearance with this concert. The three-time Grammy nominee is the leading saxophonist, composer, and musical pioneer of his generation, receiving wide commercial and critical acclaim in jazz, and even rock and electronica circles alike.

Raised in Santa Cruz, California, McCaslin attended Berklee College of Music, where in his senior year he would join NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton’s quintet. Moving to New York in 1991, he quickly made a name for himself as a first-call soloist and touring musician, working with Maria Schneider’s orchestra, Dave Douglas, Danilo Perez, Brian Blade, Gil Evans project, Steps Ahead, and many others. During this period, he also released several albums under his own name while receiving critical awards such as a Chamber Music of America’s New Works Grant in 2006 and DownBeat Critics Poll ‘Rising Star’ category in 2008 and 2009.

Named “one of the hottest jazz tickets in the world” for 2017, recent awards included Best International Jazz Artist at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards in London and the prestigious Paul Ackett Award from the 2017 North Sea Jazz Festival. The Donny McCaslin Group has performed over 80 shows on 5 continents each of the past two seasons in support of his hit recording, Beyond Now.

ARTISTIC PERSONNEL
Donny McCaslin – tenor saxophone
Fabian Almazan – piano
Scott Colley – double bass
Antonio Sanchez – drums

Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 SW Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking. Season subscriptions and individual tickets are available by visiting southfloridajazz.org or baileyhall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 7:00 p.m. until curtain time.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18&v=K2UsDVfR6Tk

Cheeseburger ‘Country-Style’ Hoedown 3/2/19

Cheeseburger ‘Country-Style’ Hoedown
Saturday, 03/02/2019, 06:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale Country Club
415 E. Country Club Cir.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317
Website
Tickets are $70 per solo; $120 per duet. Sponsorships are $100 Cowboy/Cowgirl; $250 Rodeo Arena; $500 the Ranch.

Pull out your favorite cowboy hat and boots and join Victory Living Programs for Cheeseburger ‘Country Style’ Hoedown. Previously known as Cheeseburger in Paradise, this year’s newly themed event will offer guests a fun, country-style evening that includes the best burger bar in town, silent and live auctions, and of course – dancing. Hosted by the AngeLs for Victory, event proceeds will help individuals with disabilities in Broward County reach their highest level of independence.

To purchase tickets visit http://bit.ly/Cheeseburger19. For more information, contact Victory Living Programs at (954) 616-1074 or contact@victoryliving.org.

9th Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K 4/28/19

9th Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K
Sunday, 04/28/2019 – 07:30 am – 11:00 am
Huizenga Park
32 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: 5K Runner Adult & Youth: $25 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $35 after Walker Adult: $25 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $30 after Walker Youth (ages 5-18): $20 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $25 after

Thousands of walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 9th Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by UBS on Sunday, April 28. This event is MADD Broward County’s annual signature fundraising event in support of its mission to end drunk driving. It takes place in over 90 cities in the U.S., including Fort Lauderdale.

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

Since it was established in 2011, this event has raised over $1.75 million that stays in our community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs.

“Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable and we are working to educate the community so that we can see a future with no more victims,” said Geronemus, Plantation resident and vibrant young professional at Ultimate Software who established and chaired the Fort Lauderdale event since 2011. Her late father, Dr. Robert Perry Geronemus, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in 2009. “The community has really come together over the past nine years to support MADD’s mission to end drunk driving and we are excited for another successful year of fundraising and raising awareness.”

Events sponsors include Signature Sponsor Ultimate Software; Title Sponsors La Croix Water and Lennox National Accounts; Presenting Sponsor UBS; State Safety Champion Sponsor Alert Today Florida; Road Guardian Sponsors Aetna, Broward Sheriff’s Foundation, Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council; Corporate Champion Sponsors Brandsmart USA, Greenspoon Marder, Office Depot and Path Medical.

To register for the 9th Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by UBS, visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

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

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

5K Runner Adult & Youth: $25 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $35 after
Walker Adult: $25 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $30 after
Walker Youth (ages 5-18): $20 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $25 after

Participants can sign up as an adult or youth virtual walker if they cannot attend the event in person but still wish to fundraise.
Virtual Walker Adult: $25 until 3/29/18 at 6 p.m. $30 after
Virtual Walker Youth (ages 5 – 18): $20 until 3/29/18 at 6 p.m. $25 after

Fabio Motta Tuscan Wine Dinner 3/4/19

Fabio Motta Tuscan Wine Dinner
Monday, 03/04/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Valentino Cucina Italiana
620 S Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $149 per person, tax and gratuity not included

Valentino Cucina Italiana is thrilled to launch their Winemaker Dinner Series with the first event of the season, the Fabio Motta Tuscan Wine Dinner.

Join us for a once in a lifetime collaboration between Chef Giovanni Rocchio and Fabio Motta Wines. Each dish in this five-course tasting menu was designed to take you on a culinary journey certain to delight the senses. Each course is thoughtfully paired with a Fabio Motta wine.

Dishes include:
• Tomato Salad with black olive, whipped ricotta and basil sorbet. Paired with Fabio Motta, “Nova” 2017 (Vermentino – Viognier – Sauvignon)
• Pinci with venison ragu, bittersweet chocolate and pear mostarda. Paired with Fabio Motta, “Pievi” 2016 (Merlot – Cabernet – Sangiovese)
• Wild Striped Bass with porcini farrotto and dandelion greens. Paired with Avignonesi “Desiderio” 2014 (Merlot)
• Dry Aged N.Y. Strip with roasted salsify and pecorino pave. Paired with Avignonesi, “Grifi” 2012 (Cabernet – Sangiovese)
• Foie Gras Terrine, with vin santo gel, chocolate tuille and hazelnut bar. Paired with Avignonesi Vin Santo 2002 (Trebbiano – Malvasia)

Tri-Rail’s “South Florida Kids Got Talent” Singing Competition 3/2/19

Tri-Rail’s “South Florida Kids Got Talent” Singing Competition
Saturday, 03/02/2019 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Tri-Rail’s “South Florida Kids Got Talent” will celebrate 14 rising stars who will compete for the winning title. During Tri-Rail’s “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent” show, young singers will show off their singing talents for the chance to be named the show winner and receive a $500 cash prize plus a one-year contract inclusive of a photo shoot with composite cards courtesy of Posche Models & Talent and professional studio and music video recording sessions with MikeSoperMusic and Newborn Studios.

A panel of judges will rank the singers based on vocal talents, stage presence and overall performance. Last year’s title winner, Mecca Alexander, will perform as part of the exciting show.

The 14 talented acts selected to compete are: Nicole Acosta, Miami; Carly Cantor, Wellington; Gianna Conte, Coral Springs; Shana Dhaity, Boynton Beach; Carolina Doche, Boynton Beach; Eden Hebron, Parkland; Preston Howell, Pembroke Pines; Carynna Joseph, North Lauderdale; Sofia Kissell, North Miami Beach; Diane Li, Miami; Alyssa Pelaez, Miami Lakes; Jessica Russo, Coconut Creek; Ruth Williams, Boca Raton; The Harmony Brothers, Boynton Beach.

To learn more about Tri-Rail’s “South Florida Kids Got Talent,” visit www.tri-rail.com.

Lobby Live Music Lineup at The Dalmar 2/8/19

Lobby Live Music Lineup at The Dalmar
Friday, 02/08/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Dalmar
299 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Fort Lauderdale is receiving a refreshing dose of urban style at The Dalmar. As a part of the hotel’s Lobby Live Music Series, the chic design-focused hotel is inviting guests to meet in hotel’s sixth floor for local live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails – complete with a Moet vending machine. Lively. Vibrant. Versatile. Welcome to your new weekend.

February 8 – Sultry and powerful vocals with Keba
February 9 –Soft and soulful acoustic melodies with Brendan O’Hara

The Dalmar has opened its beautifully styled guestrooms to welcome visitors to Fort Lauderdale as of January 2019. Also available to serve guests is the Lobby Lounge, Sip N’ Dip pool bar and Rose’s Coffee Bar. The remaining social spaces including the city’s first skyline bar Sparrow, signature restaurant The Terrace Grill, will open its doors in spring 2019 for locals and guests.

Lobby Live Music Lineup at The Dalmar 2/9/19

Lobby Live Music Lineup at The Dalmar
Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Dalmar
299 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Fort Lauderdale is receiving a refreshing dose of urban style at The Dalmar. As a part of the hotel’s Lobby Live Music Series, the chic design-focused hotel is inviting guests to meet in hotel’s sixth floor for local live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails – complete with a Moet vending machine. Lively. Vibrant. Versatile. Welcome to your new weekend.

February 8 – Sultry and powerful vocals with Keba
February 9 –Soft and soulful acoustic melodies with Brendan O’Hara

The Dalmar has opened its beautifully styled guestrooms to welcome visitors to Fort Lauderdale as of January 2019. Also available to serve guests is the Lobby Lounge, Sip N’ Dip pool bar and Rose’s Coffee Bar. The remaining social spaces including the city’s first skyline bar Sparrow, signature restaurant The Terrace Grill, will open its doors in spring 2019 for locals and guests.

2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – Fort Lauderdale 4/4/19

2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 04/04/2019 – 06:45 pm – 09:30 pm
Huizenga Plaza
32 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $42. No registrations accepted after March 6.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, a three-circuit 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk, will once again wind its way through the streets of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Known as “Florida’s Largest Office Party”, the run is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits – regardless of company size – and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 20 different industries. Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends, gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory.

As part of the tri-county race circuit, $1 per participant of the Fort Lauderdale run will benefit United Way.

For registration information, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com, www.facebook.com/MercedesBenzCorporateRun or www.teamfootworks.org.

Little Buddhas on BalQony 2/16/19

Little Buddhas on BalQony
Saturday, 02/16/2019 – 09:00 am – 11:00 am
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort invites you to a playful yoga and movement class customized for families with kids of all ages! Parents and children will be inspired to move, pose and share an “om” with a certified instructor from Little Buddhas Yoga, all while enjoying ocean breezes on their open-air oceanfront venue, BalQony. This health and wellness event encourages families of all ages to flow together both on and off their mats!

Attendees will receive an hour yoga session followed by wellness offerings.

Please bring your own yoga mats.

Date And Time:
Sat, February 16, 2019
9:00 AM

Location:
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-buddhas-on-balqony-tickets-55932589882

Cafe Jamz: Open Mic Night 2/8/19

Cafe Jamz: Open Mic Night
Friday, 02/08/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Hwy # Cu-4,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy an evening of Open Mic Night performances during Café Jamz from 8:00 pm – 10:00 p.m.
Locals are given a chance to show off their talent by feeling out the stage or they can try out new material. Attendees will connect with fellow peers, all within the backdrop of Café Collective.

City Speaks 2/7/19

City Speaks
Thursday, 02/07/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Hwy # Cu-4,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

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

Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble 2/24/19

Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, 02/24/2019 – 04:00 pm –
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
401 SE 15th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free; free will offering

Join First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale as the 2018-2019 Concert Series continues with a live performance featuring the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble! Under the direction of conductor Christopher Dorsey, this cultivating ensemble is trained in dance, music, theater, and visual arts, as well as a rigorous academic program. Comprised of high school students who have gained national recognition for their award-winning musical performances, the Ensemble will perform jazz tunes you know and love – a concert you won’t want to miss!

To learn more visit http://bit.ly/FPMusicMinistry or contact Robin L. McEachern at (954) 598-9322 or robinm@firstpres.cc.

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Viking Invasion Weekend 2/23/19, 2/24/19

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Viking Invasion Weekend
Saturday, 02/23/2019 – 02/24/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Website
Cost: $12-$106

“Viking Invasion” – February 23rd and 24th – Coming from the harsh wastelands of the North, only the strongest and most courageous warriors will survive through this weekend. Fellow Scandinavian brothers and sisters will show little to no fear and enter into any skirmishes with their battleaxes in hand, all while geared in full leather and fur during this epic weekend. Onward to Valhalla!

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

Dillard Center for the Arts Black History Month Student Art Show & Sale at History Fort Lauderdale 2/4/19 – 2/28/19

Dillard Center for the Arts Black History Month Student Art Show & Sale at History Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 02/04/2019 – 02/28/2019 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Varies

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor the contributions and creativity of our African American community during Black History Month. The nonprofit organization will present a visual art show and sale by students from Dillard Center for the Arts from February 4 – 28.

The month-long exhibit of visual arts media from the talented advanced placement art students at Dillard Center for the Arts, co-curated by Celestin Joseph, instructor at Dillard Center for the Arts, will highlight the cultural diversity of African Americans who contributed to, and are still impacting, the vibrant fabric of Fort Lauderdale.

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

History Fort Lauderdale 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. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

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

Lobby Live Music Lineup at The Dalmar 2/2/19

Lobby Live Music Lineup at The Dalmar
Saturday, 02/02/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Dalmar
299 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Fort Lauderdale is receiving a refreshing dose of urban style at The Dalmar. As a part of the hotel’s Lobby Live Music Series, the chic design-focused hotel is inviting guests to meet in hotel’s sixth floor for local live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails – complete with a Moet vending machine. Lively. Vibrant. Versatile. Welcome to your new weekend.

February 1 – Live jam session and acoustic serenade with Jonathan James
February 2 – Jazzy classics and saxophone sounds with Rich Malfitano

The Dalmar has opened its beautifully styled guestrooms to welcome visitors to Fort Lauderdale as of January 2019. Also available to serve guests is the Lobby Lounge, Sip N’ Dip pool bar and Rose’s Coffee Bar. The remaining social spaces including the city’s first skyline bar Sparrow, signature restaurant The Terrace Grill, will open its doors in spring 2019 for locals and guests.

Lobby Live Music Lineup at The Dalmar 2/1/19

Lobby Live Music Lineup at The Dalmar
Friday, 02/01/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Dalmar
299 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Fort Lauderdale is receiving a refreshing dose of urban style at The Dalmar. As a part of the hotel’s Lobby Live Music Series, the chic design-focused hotel is inviting guests to meet in hotel’s sixth floor for local live music, sultry vibes and dazzling cocktails – complete with a Moet vending machine. Lively. Vibrant. Versatile. Welcome to your new weekend.

February 1 – Live jam session and acoustic serenade with Jonathan James
February 2 – Jazzy classics and saxophone sounds with Rich Malfitano

The Dalmar has opened its beautifully styled guestrooms to welcome visitors to Fort Lauderdale as of January 2019. Also available to serve guests is the Lobby Lounge, Sip N’ Dip pool bar and Rose’s Coffee Bar. The remaining social spaces including the city’s first skyline bar Sparrow, signature restaurant The Terrace Grill, will open its doors in spring 2019 for locals and guests.

Spill the Beans Comedy Show 2/1/19

Spill the Beans Comedy Show
Friday, 02/01/2019 – 08:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Hwy # Cu-4,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: 20

Enjoy an evening of laughter during this month’s Spill the Beans Comedy Show held at Café Collective. The show will bring together South Florida’s funniest comedians for a night of fun paired with good coffee, craft beer, imported wine,
and café bites. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15, or attendees can purchase at the door for $20.

Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Opening Weekend: “Game of Thrones Adventure!” 2/9/19, 2/10/19


Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Opening Weekend: “Game of Thrones Adventure!”

Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 02/10/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Quiet Waters Park
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Website
Cost: $12-$106

Game of Thrones Adventure – February 9th – 10th – The night is dark and full of terrors. Dress in your favorite Westeros and Essos gear and lead your armies into victory for the greatest weekend in all the 7 Kingdoms! Winter is coming. Intrigue and betrayal, power and mystery, royalty and adventure, creatures great and fierce like dragons and wolves, and mystic forces that wait beyond the Gates of the Kingdom. Come share the adventure with us as we wonder if an eternal winter will come to the Village of Kegsworthy!

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Sapporo, Barrel of Monks, Unibroue, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

BrightStar Credit Union’s Business Networking Event 2/7/19

BrightStar Credit Union’s Business Networking Event
Thursday, 02/07/2019 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Casa Sensei
1200 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Join us for a night of business fun at Casa Sensei, Fort Lauderdale.

Tell us about your business, your goals and accomplishments. Hand out your business card and start networking.

BrightStar Credit Union will be offering 1 complimentary drink and appetizers for the first hour.

Business owners can RSVP by going to www.bscu.org/networking

Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Café Jamz: Open Mic Night 1/25/19

Café Jamz: Open Mic Night
Friday, 01/25/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Café Collective
Unit C4-3, 100 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy an evening of Open Mic Night performances, as locals are given a chance to show off their talent by feeling out the stage or they can try out new material. Attendees will connect with fellow peers, all within the backdrop of Café Collective.

Spill the Beans Comedy Show 1/17/19

Spill the Beans Comedy Show
Thursday, 01/17/2019, 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Café Collective Unit C4-3, 100 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website

Enjoy an evening of laughter during this month’s Spill the Beans Comedy Show held at Café Collective. The show will bring together South Florida’s funniest comedians for a night of fun paired with good coffee, craft beer, imported wine, and café bites. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15, or attendees can purchase at the door for $20.

Be a Superhero at the Mom Squad of JAFCO Gala on 2/2/19

Be a Superhero at the Mom Squad of JAFCO Gala
Saturday, 02/02/2019 – 07:30 pm –
The Venue
2345 Wilton Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305
RSVP / Register
Cost: $125 per person $250 for VIP per person

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of their strength, but by the size of their heart.” Be a superhero and join the JAFCO Mom Squad for an unforgettable evening at their annual Gala on Saturday evening, February 2, 2019. This year’s Superhero event will take place at The Venue in Wilton Manors featuring a lounge-style dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles and dancing. All proceeds go to supporting the children of JAFCO. Tickets are selling fast for this great event that sold out in 2018.

The Mom Squad consists of Natalie Apel, Jackie Arboleda, Michelle Bernstein, Liza Brown, Kim Faro, Mara Freedman, Stefanie Karasik, Diana Lange and Haley Walker. The Mom Squad was founded in 2017 to introduce the next generation of philanthropy to JAFCO’s lifechanging services.

Event sponsors include Presenting Sponsor BH3 / Gregory Freedman and Daniel Lebensohn; Diamond Sponsor Tropical Chevrolet; Platinum Sponsors Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Urban Resource LLC and Daniel Veitia; Gold Sponsors Boardwalk Properties, Prestige Physicians – Dr. Kira Fenton and Dr. Cristina Savu and The Vera Medical Institute; and Silver Sponsors Barnett Dermatology – Dr. Channing Barnett, The Faro Group / Kim & Forrest Faro, Grosman Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Marc Brown, P.A., My Plantation Dentist – Heidi R. Finkelstein, Rose Architects and Tokar Family Chiropractic – Dr. Carly Tokar.

Save-the-World Sponsorships available. For additional information, please contact momsquadofjafco@gmail.com.

Wine Dinner with Rodney Strong Vineyards 1/24/19

Wine Dinner with Rodney Strong Vineyards
Thursday, 01/24/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Diplomat Prime
3555 S Ocean Dr #101,
Hollywood, Florida 33019
Website
Cost: $350

Hollywood’s beloved luxury boutique steakhouse at The Diplomat Beach Resort, invites guests to their first wine dinner of the year in partnership with Rodney Strong Vineyards on Thursday, January 24th. Hosted by Rodney Strong’s Director of Winemaking Justin Seidenfeld, the intimate evening will transport guests through the iconic vineyards of Sonoma County, California highlighting the most coveted wines of the region. The six-course dinner, executed by Executive Chef Rashaad Abdool, will feature prime beef aged in-house and seasonally-driven seafood dishes including Kumamoto oysters, seared black bass, 45-day dry aged NY strip and a special chef’s dessert to finish.

Tickets are $350 per person (including tax and gratuity). To purchase tickets, please call 954-602-8331.

Take A Break Thursdays Progressive Night of Shopping and Charity at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 2/7/19

Take A Break Thursdays Progressive Night of Shopping and Charity at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 02/07/2019 – 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced the beneficiaries for its Thursday, February 7, edition of “Take A Break Thursdays” progressive nights of shopping. Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Stonewall National Museum & Archives and Stranahan House will benefit from the 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. “friend-raiser” event.

While registered guests shop and take advantage of exclusive offers, attendees can also enjoy complimentary food and beverage options at participating stores and restaurants including Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Free People, Godiva, Seasons 52, Swarovski and more. A raffle with items will benefit the five organizations. Registered guests will also enjoy special pricing on wine and appetizers at Seasons 52.

There is no cost to attend “Take A Break Thursdays,” but RSVP/registration is necessary. Check-in for this event is located across from Swarovski. Guests are encouraged to register in advance with the charity of their choice. Details can be found at 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 for its sophisticated level of merchandising and ambiance, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Dillard’s anchor the popular center, which also features known stores, including American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa, Powerhouse Gym and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, P.F. Chang’s and Blue Martini with Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant opening during late 2019. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. through Sat. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

The Yoga Expo Fort Lauderdale 3/8/19

The Yoga Expo Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 03/08/2019 – 03/09/2019 12:30 pm – 06:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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The largest yoga conference in Florida will return for a fourth year to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center from March 8 to March 9, 2019. Under Arianne Traverso’s leadership, the Yoga Expo has expanded to a two-day conference with more workshops and classes. The expo’s mission is to educate the community on mindful living and provide the tools to make conscious lifestyle choices through practice, food, music and products. The fourth edition of this conference features 50-minute yoga classes for beginners to advanced yogis.

To purchase tickets, visit https://theyogaexpo.org/event_south_florida. The expo will run from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8th to 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9th. Early Bird Single Day Saturday tickets are $28, Early Bird 2-Day tickets are $44, the Single Day Group Bundle is $59 for three people and the Two Day Group Bundle is $79. Follow The YogaExpo on Instagram @yogaexpoworld and on Facebook @TheYogaExpo for updates.

The Art of Barbie: Homage to a Global Icon 3/9/19

The Art of Barbie: Homage to a Global Icon
Saturday, 01/09/2019 – 03/09/2019 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Art Gallery 21
The Art of Barbie: Homage to a Global Icon,
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
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Cost: Free

Celebrate the 60th birthday of cultural icon Barbie with the grand opening of Art Gallery 21’s newest exhibit entitled, “The Art of Barbie: Homage to a Global Icon.” Guests will enjoy prizes, party favors, and refreshments as they tour the exhibit and mix and mingle with local artists and art lovers. Don’t miss your chance to take selfies with an interactive Barbie installation.

“The Art of Barbie: Homage to a Global Icon” exhibit will be on display from March 9, 2019, through April 6, 2019.

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Additional funding for this project is provided by the Wilton Manors Community Affairs Advisory Board.

For more information or to RSVP email artgallery21wcwm@gmail.com, visit their Instagram page @artgallery21_ or visit http://bit.ly/WMBarbie19.

Raw Storytelling- In Too Deep 1/10/19

Raw Storytelling- In Too Deep
Thursday, 01/10/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Café Collective
Unit C4-3, 100 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

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

The Florida Renaissance Festival Returns in 2019 with its 27th Annual Installment of Entertainment, Fun & Food 2/9/19 – 3/10/19

The Florida Renaissance Festival Returns in 2019 with its 27th Annual Installment of Entertainment, Fun & Food
Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 03/10/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Deerfield Beach
401 South Powerline Rd,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
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Cost: 12-106

Deerfield Beach Plays Host to Knights, Wizards, Vikings and More During Seven Exciting Themed Weekends Each with Their Own Assortment of Acts & Performances.

Come one, come all and travel back to the magical time of days past! Wether ye be Kings or Queens, Vikings or Knights, Wizards or even Muggles, your attendance is requested at the 27th annual Florida Renaissance Festival. From A.D. February 9th through March 24th, in the two-thousandth and nineteenth year you can join the merrymaking in the vast open land of Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park.

For the fourth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer SEVEN jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 27th season. This fantastical journey will allow attendees to be transported back into 16th-century Europe. Greeted by jesters, jugglers and jousting knights upon entering the gates, sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!

One of the nation’s most beloved events, with over 100,000 annual attendees and more than two million people having participated over the festival’s tenure, the Florida Renaissance Festival has devoted 27 years to capturing the essence of the Renaissance through entertainment and living history.

“We at the Florida Renaissance Festival owe our success to our loyal patrons, who have eagerly supported our mission to spread knowledge and joy using the enriched history and culture of the Renaissance,” says Bobby Rodriguez, Founder and Producer of the Florida Renaissance Festival. “Our festival provides people of all ages the chance to escape into an alternate universe with invigorating activities and our growing assortment of themed weekends.”

Rodriguez has helped the Florida Renaissance Festival set the standard for all festivals of this nature by going “beyond Renaissance.” Booking acts sprawling from the Orient to Africa, Rodriguez has brought the Festival to new heights, continuously incorporating new experiences. Led by his forward-thinking, it has expanded its arsenal of avant-garde performances and interactive weekends.

The Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 themed weekends include:

* Game of Thrones – February 9th – 11th
The night is dark and full of terrors. Dress in your favorite Westeros and Essos gear and lead your armies into victory for the greatest weekend in all the 7 Kingdoms! Winter is coming.

* Time Travelers’/Steampunk Weekend – February 16th – 18th
Kick this weekend into high “gear” as you travel back to the early nineteenth century, a time of British Victorian fashion, the American Wild West, and steam-powered machinery. Dedicated to adventurers across the centuries, board your favorite form of fantastical transportation, be it a submarine or steam powered hot air balloon. Break out those top hats, goggles, corsets, petticoats, compass bracers, and monocles and join in on a “Steampunkin'” good time. Open on President’s Day, Monday February 18th!

* Vikings and Barbarians – February 23rd and 24th
Coming from the harsh wastelands of the North, only the strongest and most courageous warriors will survive through this weekend. Fellow Scandinavian brothers and sisters will show little to no fear and enter into any skirmishes with their battleaxes in hand, all while geared in full leather and fur during this epic weekend. Onward to Valhalla!

* Bodacious Bodices & Wenches – March 2nd and 3rd
Wenches Weekend celebrates the power of women from Renaissance times. Hourglass curves and hearty attitudes were the name of the game when it meant going up against male counterparts. Bodacious bodices are welcome – maidens, damsels and all – come dressed in your best for a weekend of powerful fun!

* Swashbucklers and Sirens – March 9th – 10th
All hands ahoy! Don’t get lost at sea as this themed weekend sees our village stormed by the deadliest pirates, buccaneers and scallywags in all the seven seas. Raise your Jolly Roger and gather a crew to help in unearthing the mysteries and treasures the vast and deadly sea holds. However, anyone not prepared for a “salty” good time will be sent to walk the plank into Davey Jones’ Locker.

* Kilts & Colleens – March 16th & 17th
Embrace your fellow tribesmen with glory as you enjoy libations and sing to your heart’s content to the blaring of bagpipes. Celebrate the Celtic traditions of the Irish, Scots, Cornish and Welsh during this uniquely themed weekend that honors this group of European tribes from the Iron Age of Medieval Times!

* Magic, Witches and Wizards – March 23rd and 24th
Muggles are welcome at this most magical weekend of the Festival. Take out your wand and show off your house spirit! From lightning bolts to the Deathly Hallows, show off your Hogwarts and magical support as you take part in the fun and games. Make Dumbledore proud and search out He Who Must Not Be Named!

The 2019 season also includes a variety of fan favorite acts and performances with an invigorating entertainment lineup that includes something for everyone.

The Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 Acts & Performances include:

* NEW – The Mis-Adventurers – Comedy Sword Fighting
This comedy-adventure show, is filled with thrills, chills and heroic hijinks. Meet the dynamic sword fighting duo, and join in on the fun as they are looking for new heroes to make it to one of their Guild Recruitment meetings! Or at least helping them settle some Dueling Disagreements! Adventure onward!

* FAN FAVORITE – Kamikaze Fireflies
Comedy wrapped in lunacy wrapped in foolishness. This show is a combination of strength, physical agility and amazingly well-crafted routines, balancing classical theatrical training with disciplined circus physicality. It is a constantly changing series of routines, patter, physical impossibilities, unbelievable situations and audience interactions. They are difficult to describe and impossible to forget.

* NEW – Music the Gathering
Music The Gathering has a vast repertoire of original arrangements across multiple genres, from traditional Celtic to contemporary world and original parodies. In addition to mixed vocal harmonization, all three musicians play various folk and classical string, woodwind, and percussion instruments, which allows them to take familiar traditional songs and arrange them in unique ways. All members are actors with a strong background in comedy and improvisation, and they take pride in performing with all the energy and passion they can muster.

* NEW – The Jackdaws
The Jackdaws deliver original, contemporary, and traditional Irish Rock to audiences across the land. This trailblazing trio will excite and have you coming back for more with their driving melodies and relentlessly aggressive lyrics. More Irish than a drunken roar, and a damned sight messier.

* NEW – Lady Ophelia’s Dance Party & Maypole Dance
Lady Ophelia invites you to flirt… the old-fashioned way as she is well versed and most skilled in all the current dances and royal entertainments. However, don’t forget to join in on the wonderful opportunity of going round the Maypole as you decorate the pole in spring colors. Watch, dance, and frolic as you become entwined in the history, the joy and the traditions of court and country dance.

* FAN FAVORITE – DeBracy Productions – Joust
Come witness the heart-pounding medieval live-action stunt show. DeBracy Productions combines trick riding, vaulting, chariot racing, death defying stunts, full contact jousting and a gladiator style spectacle. Experience a spectacle where the winner takes all, princess, kingdom, and treasure, but is it all worth it!?

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2019 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Warsteiner, Guinness, Pepsi-Cola and Funky Buddha Brewery.

Prices range from $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $106 (adults), $59 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.

While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.

For tickets and more information visit: ren-fest.com; Find us on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download our festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.

AAF Creative Zen Presents Adam Garfield, CEO of SpeedETab 1/11/19

AAF Creative Zen Presents Adam Garfield, CEO of SpeedETab
Friday, 01/11/2019 – 08:30 am – 10:00 am
Pipeline Workspaces
100 SE 3rd Ave, 10th floor,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: Free

CreativeZen was born out of a desire for the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation to inspire and engage with the local creative community. It will include coffee and breakfast bites and a short talk on the second Friday morning of every month. #AAFCreativeZen

Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Second Annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon Honoring Melissa Milroy of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 2/12/19

Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Second Annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon Honoring Melissa Milroy of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/12/2019 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Truluck's at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2584A East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $100 per person with complimentary valet parking

Heart Gallery of Broward County & Truluck’s will present the second annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon on Tuesday, February 12, at noon, at Truluck’s restaurant at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. This year’s luncheon, which spotlights those who are making a difference in the lives of children and families, will honor Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. The luncheon will also feature informal modeling, networking opportunities, a raffle and a chance to meet the Heart Gallery leadership team.

A proud Fort Lauderdale native, Melissa Milroy proudly serves as senior marketing manager for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. She joined the Galleria’s marketing team 25 years ago, and in that time, forged numerous partnerships to benefit the community. She is the powerhouse behind the destination’s largest philanthropic campaigns, corporate sponsorship programs and initiatives including the sold-out 12th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand which, this year, raised more than $95,000 for family charities including ARC Broward, Covenant House, Kids in Distress, Jack & Jill Children’s Center, HANDY and Take Stock in Children of Broward County.

A huge fan of community investment and of uniting area business and philanthropic partners to better serve the interests of Fort Lauderdale and help it thrive as a complete, unified region, Milroy serves on the boards of the Transportation Management Association, Beach Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Heart Gallery of Broward County. She is a member of the Marketing Advisory Committee of the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and the International Council of Shopping Centers and recently became a Riverwalk Trustee.
She has been recognized as a family and community advocate with awards from the Boys & Girls Clubs, the March of Dimes and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are $100 per person with complimentary valet parking courtesy of The Galleria. To purchase tickets and learn more, please visit blacktie-southflorida.com.

About Heart Gallery of Broward County
The Heart Gallery of Broward County, one of over 100 independent heart galleries across the country, is a respected not-for-profit committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children. The Heart Gallery of Broward County was introduced in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted, and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. For additional information, or to adopt, volunteer or make a donation, please visit heartgalleryofbroward.org.

About Truluck’s
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House features an exceptional dining concept rooted in environmental stewardship and sustainability. Following all guidelines of the Ocean Conservancy, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House serves only the freshest Florida Stone Crab direct from its fisheries and a fresh-catch seafood menu updated seasonally. The restaurant’s wine program, showcasing 100 selections by the sample, glass and bottle, has been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine with an “Award of Excellence.” In addition to its Fort Lauderdale location at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House also offers dining on Brickell Avenue in Miami and in Naples on 4th Avenue South, next to the Sugden Theater. For additional information and menus, please visit www.trulucks.com.