Calendar — 06 October 2017
Calendar for October 2017, and beyond


Editor’s note: Many events in the calendar may have lingering effects from Hurricane Irma. When in doubt, please call ahead to confirm.

13 The 14th Annual Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation
Go Pink Luncheon, benefiting the fight against breast cancer, at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Journalist, author and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden will be the keynote speaker. 11 a.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. $175. 561-955-3249,

13 The Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production of Swan Lake. 7:30 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Tickets start at $36. 954-201-6884,

14 The Strut, a festive walkathon to raise funds for Broward Health Foundation to support local under-insured women undergoing breast cancer treatment and therapy. Men, women, kids – and dogs – are welcome to form teams, dress in their most outrageous fashions and strut their stuff before celebrity judges. The event also includes the Glam Wine & Food Festival. 11 a.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. $55.

14  2017 Profiles in Leadership Gala, a black-tie ball honoring business and community leaders in Broward County who have made a significant difference. The event includes dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment. 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $200. 954-767-8866,

14 Honor Flight South Florida, a nonprofit that transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials, hosts the 1st Annual Military Gala featuring comedian Wil Shriner as master of ceremonies. 6 p.m. at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University, Davie. Tickets start at $25. 954-560-7905,

14-15 1st Annual Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival, featuring fun activities for the whole family, including a pumpkin patch, carnival and more. 10 a.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. $15 (includes rides and more).

14  Boca Raton Mayor’s Ball, a red carpet, black-tie dinner/dance honoring the city’s elected officials. 6 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. $300. 561-299-1429,

19  Broward Education Foundation hosts the Hall of Fame Awards Breakfast, recognizing Broward County Public School alumni who have made positive contributions to education, the community and have achieved success in their careers. 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, 301 E. Broward Blvd. $50. 754-321-2030,

19 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s 8th Annual Comedy Night, honoring publicist Durée Ross and featuring comedian Mark Schiff. 6 p.m. at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. $75, general; $125, VIP (includes early entrance, cocktails, raffle ticket and preferred seating). 561-218-2929,

20  Lipstick Lounge (rescheduled from Sept. 15), a night of beauty, fashion, confections and treats, to raise money for Broward Health Foundation to support local under-insured women undergoing breast cancer treatment and therapy. 8-11 p.m. at Gallery of Amazing Things, 481 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach. $75 through Sept. 10; $95 through Sept. 14; $105 at the door, if available.

21 Think outside the bun at the inaugural October Sausage Fest, featuring vendors selling sausage dishes, music and family activities. Come in your best sausage costume. 2-6 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Free. 954-468-1541,

21 United Way of Broward County’s Mayor’s Gala, featuring a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, dinner, entertainment and dancing. 6 pm at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Ticket prices vary. 954-453-3766,

27-Nov. 19  The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF), featuring more than 160 American independent, world cinema and Florida features, documentaries and short films. Actors Burt Reynolds and Karen Allen will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the event will also include additional special guests, parties and more for cinema enthusiasts. Venues, times and prices vary. 954-525-3456,

27 An Evening with Neil Sedaka, a performance by the legendary singer, songwriter and composer. 8 p.m. at The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Tickets start at $50. 954-977-6700,

28  The Museum of Discovery and Science hosts the PNC Bank Journey to the Amazon Gala, a formal Amazon-themed evening with dining and dancing that honors Kim Cavendish, the Museum’s president and CEO. 6 p.m. at the Museum, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-713-0918,

30  Signature Grand Ghoul, presented by Calvin, Giordano & Associates and benefiting 2-1-1 Broward. The event transforms the Signature Grand into a spook-tacular mansion and features gourmet food, open bar, specialty drinks and dancing, as well as a costume contest. Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie is the master of ceremonies. 7 p.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 W. State Road 84, Davie. Tickets start at $75. 954-390-0493,


1-5 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the world’s largest in-water boat show, with nearly 1,500 boats on display. The event features boating equipment for sale, fishing clinics, workshops, music, food and floating cocktail lounges across seven venues. 800-940-7642,

3-5  Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, a fun-filled weekend of pro-celebrity tennis and a gala dinner dance. Events take place at the Delray Beach Tennis Center and Boca Raton Resort & Club. Times, locations and ticket prices vary. 561-394-2400,

3  Business for the Arts of Broward’s Cultural Tour 2.0, a guided tour of Broward County’s cultural treasures presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates. The tour includes Florida Children’s Theatre, Bonnet House & Gardens, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and more. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at Florida Children’s Theatre at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. $50 (includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, transportation and behind-the-scenes tours). 954-940-5344,

4 14th Annual Miles for Smiles, a walk/run to raise funds for Broward Children’s Center. The event also includes children’s activities, live music, vendors, free food, raffles, awards and more. 6:30 a.m., registration; 7:45 a.m., opening ceremony, at Pompano Beach Community Park. $30, general; $25, early bird; kids 10 and under are free. 954-295-4910,

Save the Date …

Nov. 9-11  30th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Rendezvous, at Miami’s Fisher Island Club and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami and featuring a yacht hop under the stars, cocktail and dinner parties, performance by Jason Derulo and more. 954-537-1010,

Nov. 12  The Sun Sentinel and PRIME Magazine host the 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.

Nov. 15 Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso hosts the 3rd Annual AutoNation Pink Tie Bash and VIP Pink Dinner to raise money for breast cancer research. Tickets for the Pink Tie Bash are $60 in advance or $75 at the door; the VIP Pink Dinner is $250. 954-292-7325.

Nov. 16-18  The 22nd Annual Florida Classic, a three-day event that includes a dinner with entertainment by Jon Secada, BeachBash and golf and fishing tournaments, all to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 954-739-5006,

Nov. 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,

Robyn A. Friedman

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