Calendar Departments — 02 March 2018
Calendar for March 2018, and beyond


 4 Second annual Polo Brunch, benefiting the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. 1 p.m. at International Polo Club Palm Beach, 3667 120th Ave. South, Wellington. $250. 941-677-7181,

 8 The Jewish Federation of Broward County’s second annual Eastside Community Mix & Mingle, featuring a cocktail reception and kosher hors d’oeuvres. 6 p.m. at The Grateful Palate, Fort Lauderdale. $50; $36 for donors $365 and over. 954-252-6945,

8 A Conversation with David Frum, the former speechwriter for George W. Bush and senior editor at The Atlantic and CNN contributor, will discuss his latest book, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. 6:30 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Tickets start at $55.

 9 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Jarvis’ Jam, featuring Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Jarvis Landry. The event includes live entertainment, open bar, live and silent auctions and lavish food stations, with proceeds benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 7-11 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens. $250. 954-739-5006,

10  Children’s Harbor, which provides safe harbor and support to at-risk children, youth and families, hosts its 6th Annual Harbor Lights Gala. Cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction and dancing to live entertainment. Black-tie optional. 6 p.m. at the W Fort Lauderdale. $250. 954-252-3072,

12 Nicolas Perricone, MD, author of Forever Young and The Perricone Diet, will be the keynote speaker at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Book of Hope Luncheon. 10:30 a.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. $150. 561-218-2929,

13 Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, join Symphony of the Americas at “Music on Pointe,” featuring legendary ballet favorites, newly choreographed repertoire and a wine sampling and pre-concert talk. 7 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $61.

16 The Museum of Discovery and Science’s 23rd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration, featuring tastings from local restaurants, more than 100 wines, spirits and craft beers from around the world, a silent auction and a complimentary wine glass for every guest. Tickets start at $150. 954-713-0918,

16, 18  The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Our Time With Sondheim,” an evening of music with special guest performances by Broadway and opera stars Lisa Vroman and Martha Bartz. 8 p.m. (16); 4 p.m. (18) at All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale. $25; $40, VIP. 954-832-0060,

17 Doris Italian Market & Bakery Wine Night, offering guests the opportunity to sample more than 100 wines from around the world and enjoy an Italian buffet. 7:30 p.m. at 2077 University Drive, Coral Springs. $19.95. 954-572-5269,

17 Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy food, fun and teacups galore at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. 11 a.m. at the Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $25, adults; $15 for 12 and under. Advance registration required. 954-524-4736,

19 – April 1  The Miami Open, which brings world-class tennis, along with the best of food, fashion, and entertainment, to the Magic City’s Crandon Park Tennis Center on Key Biscayne. Times and prices vary. 305-442-3367,

22 Broward Education Foundation’s Clueless on Las Olas, an interactive murder mystery on Las Olas Boulevard. 5:30 p.m. at Laura Ward Park, Fort Lauderdale. $45. 754-321-2030,

23 Riverwalk Burger Battle IX, a sizzling event that pits top local restaurants and burger joints against one another as they show off their grilling skills to 1,200 guests along the New River. The afternoon also features a burger-eating contest, live music, cold beer, cocktails and plenty of burger creations, as well as a French-Fry Bar. $45, general (includes burger samples, three drink tickets and French-Fry Bar); $125, VIP (also includes early admission, open bar, beer tastings and more). 954-468-1541,

24 CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival, a celebration of everything New Orleans, complete with great food and music. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater Field. Ticket prices vary.

25 United Community Options of South Florida’s 6th Annual Ultimate Chefs’ Dinner, in which three local chefs will collaborate to present an elegant three-course meal. 6 p.m. at Grateful Palate, Fort Lauderdale. 954-315-4057,

 27 Laila Ali, an athlete, fitness and wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali lifestyle brand, mother of two and four-time undefeated world-champion boxer, speaks on “Finding Inspiration Against All Odds” as part of the Broward College Speaker Series. 7:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. $60.

 27Mozart and Piazzolla: Classical Elegance and Contemporary Tango,” featuring Tomas Cotik and Tao Lin. 7:30 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Tickets start at $5. 954-201-6884,

 Save the Date …

 April 29  More than 3,000 walkers and runners will make strides in the fight against drunk driving during the 8th Annual La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5-K, Brought to You by Ultimate Software, which includes children’s activities, an awards ceremony, live music, vendors and educational booths. 6 a.m., registration; 7:30 a.m., start time, at Huizenga Park, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Prices vary.

May 5 Top wines from throughout the United States will be poured and paired with dinner 6:30-11 p.m. at the 11th annual American Fine Wine Competition Charity Gala at Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. The event, which benefits the Autism Society of Florida, will feature a sparkling reception, wine and wine-country trip auctions, dinner, live music and dancing. Tickets are $300 and available at

 May 25-28 Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, bringing together industry-leading professionals from the entire spectrum of home renovation products and services in South Florida, as well as celebrity presenters. Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. 305-667-9299,

PHOTO: Laila Ali will speak March 27 at the Broward College Speaker Series.

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