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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Virtual Location
Cost:

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

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

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

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

Sunday Brunchday at Quarterdeck 8/16/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casa D’Angelo, owned and operated by nationally acclaimed Chef Angelo Elia, is pleased to invite guests to enjoy an exquisite 4-course Wine Pairing Dinner featuring wines from Duckhorn Vineyards, a premier producer of Bordeaux varietal wines.

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

MENU

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


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

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


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

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

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

Kindly RSVP to Casa D’Angelo by calling 954.564.1234

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch 8/8/20

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

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

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

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

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

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch 8/9/20

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

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

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

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

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

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch 8/15/20

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

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

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

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

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

Rock N Roll Weekend Brunch 8/16/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kids Eat Free 7/1/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Florida
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online – Facebook Live
Florida
Facebook
Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

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

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

No Fear Art – Drawing Edition 5/28/20

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



More Information
Cost: $20.00

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

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

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

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

Florida
More Information
Cost: Free

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

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

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

Veritas Farms Hemp & Wellness Summit 5/7/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Florida
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

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

Florida
Facebook
Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale 3/23/20

Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale (New River Inn)
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with an exclusive opportunity to meet award-winning “Fly, Fly Away” (Piñata Publishing; ISBN 978-0-9809163-6-2) author Pamela Bauer Mueller on Monday, March 23, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., in The New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale). The event is free. Mueller will be sharing passages and signing copies of her newest book that introduces readers to the dramatic, heart-wrenching true story of “Pedro Pan” children.

Pamela Bauer Mueller has a well-deserved reputation for showcasing men and women of significance in American history. Now through impeccable research and expressive writing, she introduces thousands of Pedro Pan children and their families through carefully crafted stories of three-dimensional characters.

“Fly, Fly Away” takes a bold step away from her seven award-winning historical novels. She shares the unforgettable story of how families coped with the loss of their beloved children, how compassionate Americans mobilized a major national campaign to give those children a chance to find happiness, and how the children rushed into independent lifestyles, one trial and error at a time. Mueller weaves together unforgettable tales of loss, resourcefulness and romance, recounted by brave adolescents thrown into a new world of uncertainty and constant culture shock. The result is a compelling story of the Cuban revolution from the point of view of resilient youngsters and families facing setbacks and inspiration.

Mueller’s meticulous research and extensive interviews with people who lived through the Pedro Pan movement also give readers insight into an historic example of America’s generosity as a nation and history of compassionate sharing with neighbors in dire need.

The winner of three Georgia Author of the Year awards, Mueller based “Fly, Fly Away” on meticulous research and extensive interviews with many participants and experts. Historical facts are developed and showcased with creative story-telling and memorable characters.

Entrance to the meet and great is complimentary with an RSVP at Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/HFLMuellerAuthorSigning.

In addition to author signings, the nonprofit History Fort Lauderdale also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Also currently on display for Women’s History Month is “Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” a photo exhibit. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Penfolds Wine Dinner 4/29/20

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

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

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

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

Flamingo Flea at Tarpon River Brewing 3/15/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11th Annual Blue Martini Golf Invitational Benefiting A Prom to Remember at Fort Lauderdale Country Club 3/23/20

11th Annual Blue Martini Golf Invitational Benefiting A Prom to Remember at Fort Lauderdale Country Club
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Country Club
415 Country club Circle,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317
RSVP / Register
Cost: $400 per person

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale will host its 11th annual Golf Invitational to benefit A Prom to Remember on Monday, March 23, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Fort Lauderdale Country Club, the oldest private country club in Broward County. A Prom to Remember is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the ultimate prom experience for teens who have been affected by cancer, at no-cost to their families.

Funds from this tournament will help to create this year’s prom on May 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. Over 200 teens will experience an unforgettable night with Miami Dolphin players, Miami Heat and Miami Hurricane cheerleaders/dancers along with local celebrities, DJs and more.

The tournament format consists of registration and lunch at 11 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start for a four-person scramble. A silent auction with luxury items awards ceremony and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. This will be the first charitable tournament to be held on Fort Lauderdale Country Club’s newly renovated North Course.

The North Course project, overseen by Kipp Schulties, principal architect of Kipp Schulties Golf Design (KSGD), underwent an extensive renovation including replacement of the greens and the provision of tees between 4,800 yards and 7,100 yards, making the course more enjoyable for both men and women of all abilities. The upgrades created an elevated level of excitement for members adding to the facility’s 18-Hole, Par 72 South Course which was built in 1926, remodeled twice and is often home to many corporate and non-profit events, annually.

In the Broward County area, which has numerous golf courses, Fort Lauderdale Country Club is a select private club that offers 36-holes of manicured championship golf in a forested park-like setting. Visually, the Club is truly a unique oasis as fairways are lined with stately native trees and colorful beds of flowers, as opposed to houses.

The Blue Martini Golf Invitational at Fort Lauderdale Country Club is also sponsored by Cheney Brothers, Daoud’s Fine Jewelry, WSVN and Ultimate Software.

The golf fee to participate in the 11th Annual Blue Martini is $400 per person or $1,600 for a Corporate Sponsorship foursome which includes a tee or a green sign and company recognition. Fees includes lunch, greens fees and golf cart, a golfer’s gift bag, day-of-event contests, on-course beverages and the awards dinner and ceremony. Golf club rentals are available for an additional fee. Registration is required by visiting http://bit.ly/APTRGolfTourney2020 or by calling 877-385-7766.

For additional sponsorship opportunities and more information, please email info@apromtoremember.org.

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale to Host Mom’s Night Out 3/18/20

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale to Host Mom’s Night Out
Wednesday, 03/18/2020 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is hosting Mom’s Night Out on Wednesday, March 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. The free event aims to give moms a chance to let their hair down during a special evening featuring live musical entertainment, giveaways, drink specials and more.

Attendees can expect to rock right along with the live entertainment as they sip signature drinks and indulge in delicious culinary offerings. Live entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., while giveaways and half off drink specials for ladies are to be expected all night.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP in advance for this special event and take advantage of several offers, which include a complimentary cocktail with a single RSVP, or RSVP with two or more friends and receive a complimentary cocktail and one flatbread to share. To RSVP, visit www.momsnightoutblueftl.com.

For bottle service and table reservations, please call (954) 529-4605. For more event information, visit www.momsnightoutblueftl.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” is one of several stories that History Fort Lauderdale is proud to spotlight. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Also currently on display is the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

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

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

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

Clawsome Saturday’s 3/7/20

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

Beach House is proud to introduce: CLAWSOME SATURDAYS
Join us every Saturday from 11am-3:30pm, starting with our March 7th launch f