9-11 30th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Rendezvous, at Miami’s Fisher Island Club and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami, featuring a “Dine Around the Docks” Yacht Hop under the stars, cocktail and dinner parties, a performance by Jason Derulo and more. 954-537-1010, yachtrendezvous.com.
10 Friday Night Sound Waves, a free concert on Fort Lauderdale Beach, featuring Mr. Nice Guy. 6-9 p.m. on the sand at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, Fort Lauderdale. fridaynightsoundwaves.com.
11 Doris Italian Market & Bakery Wine Night, where guests can sample more than 100 wines from around the world and feast on an Italian buffet. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at 2077 University Drive, Coral Springs. $19.95. 954-572-5269, dorismarket.com.
11 John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival, an all-inclusive culinary competition that teams up legendary Miami Dolphins players with some of South Florida’s finest chefs. The event also includes live music, a silent auction, a corn-hole tournament and more. Proceeds benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation. Noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1801 NE Sixth St. Ticket prices vary. gridirongrilloff.com.
12 The Sun Sentinel and PRIME Magazine host PRIME Lifestyle Expo, an inspirational and wellness expo for adults 45+ that features expert speakers on travel, health and financial planning, wine and food demonstrations and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. Free. SunSentinel.com/PrimeLife.
15 NAIOP South Florida, a commercial real estate organization, presents An Evening with Steve Forbes. The Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief will discuss “Navigating the Economy for Business Growth and Success,” 5 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $100, members; $150, non-members. Naiopsfl.org/events.
15 Friends of Music presents Sounds of the Cinema, a performance by the Presidio Brass of San Diego. 7:30 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $5. 954-752-5620.
16-18 The 22nd Annual Florida Classic, a three-day event that includes a dinner with entertainment by Grammy Award-winner Jon Secada, the BeachBash and golf and fishing tournaments, all to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Times, venues and prices vary. 954-739-5006, floridaclassic.eventscff.org.
17 Get Fired Up! With Pinion, where Fort Lauderdale’s firefighters and first responders join with Pinion to celebrate another year of fundraising for Special Olympics Broward County. Wear “red hot” casual attire for an evening of music, libations and firehouse cuisine. 7-10 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Firehouse Museum, 1022 W. Las Olas Blvd. $80. Pinioninc.com.
17-Jan. 1 Holiday Fantasy of Lights, a drive-through event featuring three miles of giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees. 6-10 p.m. nightly, including holidays, at Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. $16 per car. Holidaylightsdrivethru.com.
17 Young At Art Museum’s 12th annual Teen Recycled Fashion Show, featuring original designs by teen volunteers fashioned from recycled materials. 7 p.m. at 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. Tickets start at $25. 954-424-5051, youngatartmuseum.org.
17-19 Fort Lauderdale Home Design & Remodeling Show, featuring a diverse selection of products and services tailored to the Florida housing market, along with celebrity stages featuring demonstrations, showcases and advice panels. 3 to 9:30 p.m., Friday; noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7:30 p.m., Sunday at the Broward County Convention Center. Ticket prices vary. 877-318-0073, homeshows.net.
18 Art of Swim, a night of swimwear fashion and art that features runway shows, designer pop-up shops, cocktails, music, mermaids and more, all poolside on the rooftop WET Deck at the W Fort Lauderdale. 7-10 p.m. at 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. VIP tickets, which include reserved runway seating, one cocktail, valet parking and a swag bag, are $40. Artofswimw.com.
18 Mutts and Martinis, Fort Lauderdale’s largest outdoor pet-friendly cocktail party. This event includes cocktails, food, music, a silent auction, giveaways and a pet fashion show, all while raising money for Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and local no-kill rescues. 2-5 p.m. at The Downtowner, 10 S. New River Drive East. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 954-468-1541, goriverwalk.com.
18 POSTPONED (New date TBA) The Venetian Arts Society presents Up Close and Personal with Louis Amanti, a performance of American standards by the vocal artist, at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a wine reception, followed by the concert and champagne afterward. $25, members; $40, non-members. 954-709-7447, venetianartssociety.org.
18-19 More than 65 national and international Jet Ski, WaveRunner and Sea-Doo racers will compete in the 2017 Ford P1 Fort Lauderdale AquaX Grand Prix, a two-day, family-friendly event that’s free to the public. Food and vendors will be on site. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fort Lauderdale Beach at 1140 Seabreeze Blvd. VIP tickets, which include a tented viewing area, lunch, one drink, a swag bag and lounge chairs, are available for $50 per person; kids 12 and under are free with an adult. P1FtLauderdale.com.
23 7th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot, a Broward County tradition that attracts more than 3,000 participants annually. The event features a 5-K oceanfront run/walk along A1A, along with a Kids’ Dash. Thanksgiving-themed costumes are encouraged. 6 a.m. at the corner of SE Fifth Street and A1A. Entries start at $5. turkeytrotftl.com.
25-Dec. 19 (run extended) Twenty of the nation’s most-talented designers transformed a 1920s Mediterranean Revival villa at the Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House, benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, at 196 Belmonte Road, West Palm Beach. $35. Kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org/palmbeach.
28 55th Annual Christmas on Las Olas, which transforms Las Olas Boulevard into a winter wonderland complete with sledding, musical performances, fireworks and more.
5-10 p.m. between SE Sixth Avenue and SE 11th Avenue. Free. 954-258-8382, lasolasboulevard.com.
30 The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 11th Annual Men of Style Shopping Night, presented by the Signature Grand, featuring a fashion show by 12 fashionable South Florida men, each representing a local charity. 6-9 p.m. $75, general (includes open bar and valet parking); $150, VIP (includes pre-wine reception at Truluck’s, priority seating, a private bar and an after-party at Blue Martini). 954-564-1036,
1 Sit back, sip a drink and listen to hot jazz as Bailey Hall is transformed into the BC Jazz Club. 8 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Tickets start at $5. 954-201-6884, baileyhall.org.
Save the Date …
Jan. 1 Something BIG 2018, a free yoga class for all ages and all levels. The event includes live music, vendors and more. 10 a.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Jan. 27 The 2018 Pegasus World Cup Invitational, with a new record-setting $16 million purse. The event, to be held at Gulfstream Park, is open to 12 thoroughbred-horse owners, who will put in $1 million each for a spot at the starting gate. The additional $4 million will be contributed by The Stronach Group, owners of Gulfstream Park. Pegasusworldcup.com.
Feb. 23-25 The 12th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, featuring some of the most sought-after collector cars available at auction and a weekend of events, including a gala headlined by Tim Allen, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. bocaCDE.com.