Calendar — 30 November 2018
Calendar for December 2018, and beyond

December

4 Latkes, gelt, live music, stories, prizes and more are in store for all ages at a free community celebration on the third night of Hanukkah. 5:30 p.m. at The Shops at Boca Center, 5050 Town Center Circle. A giant menorah will be lit at 6 p.m. 561-852-6080, bocafed.org.

4-6  Join thousands of architects, interior designers, developers and retailers to view the latest trends in furniture, kitchen and bath, art, lighting and more at the third annual ICFF South Florida. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. $45; students, free. icffsouthflorida.com.

6  Art of Wine and Food Series: Light Up the Holidays, a wine-pairing event where guests will sample four varietals of wine perfect for the holidays, paired with small bites. 6-8 p.m. at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. $40; $25 for members at the Patron level and above. Limited seating; advance paid reservation required. 954-262-0258, nsuartmuseum.org.

 7  “Come Fly with Pinion,” Pinion’s annual holiday event, featuring dining, dancing and more and supporting Special Olympics of Broward County. 7 p.m. at the Presidential Aviation Hangar, 1725 NW 51st Place, Fort Lauderdale. $150. 954-648-7648, pinioninc.com.

8  The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus presents Seasons Greetings from FTLGMC: A Holiday Concert, with a mix of traditional holiday favorites, contemporary carols and even a visit from Santa and his reindeer. 8 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale. $25; $40, VIP. 954-832-0060, ftlgmc.brownpapertickets.com.

9  The 31st Annual SFPC Toys in the Sun Run presented by Rick Case Automotive Group, a motorcycle ride in South Florida that attracts more than 40,000 riders. Motorcyclists donate $20 (with an unwrapped toy) or $30 (without a toy) to ride from The Festival Marketplace, 2900 W. Sample Road, Pompano Beach to Markham Park in Sunrise. Proceeds go to the James Jr. Fund and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Arrivals begin at 6:30; ride begins at 9:30 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. for those who prefer to ride or drive directly to Markham Park, where the festivities will include a car show, vendors, food and a concert by rocker Bret Michaels. Toysinthesunrun.com.

9  Broward College Symphonic Band’s Holiday Celebration, featuring a variety of holiday music selections as well as traditional music. 2 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Tickets start at $5. 954-201-6884, baileyhall.org.

13  SFTA 7th Annual IT Palooza, a gathering of South Florida’s technology professionals, CIOs and CTOs. The event includes more than 120 exhibitors, 50 speakers and more. 8 a.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. General admission, $99; VIP, $299; student, $19.  itpalooza.org

13  South Florida Symphony Orchestra performs the score to The Nightmare Before Christmas live during the film. 8 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. Ticket prices vary. Southfloridasymphony.org.

14-16, 21-23, 28-30 Flamingo Gardens presents Garden of Lights, with tens of thousands of lights decorating the Arboretum and Wray Home. The event also incudes a musical light show, Santa’s Snow Mound, life-sized snow globes, holiday crafts and more. 5-8 p.m. at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. $9.95, ages 12+; $6.45, children 3-11; free to members and children 2 or younger. 954-473-2955, flamingogardens.org.

15  The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, 12 miles of the “Greatest Show on H20,” starting at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Fort Lauderdale, traveling east on the New River and then north on the Intracoastal Waterway to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. This year’s theme is “Best of the 80s” and features Grand Marshal Huey Lewis. Free; $25 to view from the grandstand. Winterfestparade.com.

15  Doris Italian Market & Bakery’s Wine Night, offering guests the opportunity to sample more than 100 wines from around the world and partake in an Italian buffet. 7:30 p.m. at 10057 Sunset Strip, Sunrise. $19.95. 954-572-5269, dorismarket.com.

18  Dubbed “Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party”, the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl is one of 41 post-season college bowl games in the country and the only one hosted in Palm Beach County. The event features a midway with family games, activities and food trucks, exhibition tents, live music, cheerleader performances and skydivers. FAU Stadium Ford Fan Fest and the Family Midway open at 3 p.m.; kickoff is at 7 p.m., at FAU Stadium. Tickets start at $32. 561-362-3650, cheribundibocaratonbowl.com.

 January

6  Music icon Diana Ross performs at the Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $50. 800-745-3000, myhrl.com.

8  The Boca Raton Garden Club holds its monthly meeting. The topic is “Learn Everything from Our Upcoming Flower Show.” 1 p.m. at 4281 NW Third Ave. Free. 561-395-9376, bocaratongardenclub.org.

12  The 8th annual Riverwalk Stone Crab & Seafood Festival, featuring an array of fresh seafood dishes from some of Fort Lauderdale’s favorite restaurants, as well as drinks, music, hermit-crab races and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Rain or shine. Free; seafood dishes start at $5. 954-468-1541, goriverwalk.com.

12  Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s 57th Annual Ball, featuring cocktails, dinner, dancing and a performance by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. 6 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. $500. 561-955-4142, brrh.com/ball.

Save the Date …

Feb. 22-24  The 13th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, a weekend of events benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, which includes the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party, (Friday), the Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show, featuring a performance by Jay Leno (Saturday) and an automobile and motorcycle exhibition (Sunday), where Leno will also serve as a celebrity judge. bocaCDE.com.

Feb. 28  AVDA’s 12th annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon, with keynote speaker Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement. 10:30 a.m. at Royal Palm Yacht Club, Boca Raton. $175. 561-265-3797, avdaonline.org.

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