Calendar — 13 September 2019
Calendar for September 2019, and beyond


 Through Sept. 30 2-for-1 Summer Offers, a dining discount promotion by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. To access the deals, either order a 2-for-1 Summer Savings card by mail or download a 2-for-1 card and present it to a participating restaurant via your phone. Free.

 10 Pinion Passion Hour, benefiting Special Olympics Broward County and its athletes. 5:30 p.m. at Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $10, members; $15, non-members. 954-614-6795,

 17 History Happy Hour, with former Sen. George LeMieux, who will discuss some of the most important and influential individuals who have left their mark on Florida. The event includes light bites, wine and tours of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest home. 5:30 at the Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $15, members; $20, non-members. 954-524-4736,

19 Second Annual South Florida Independent Retailer Awards, celebrating exceptional small businesses that make South Florida’s shopping centers unique. The event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach chapters) and includes networking, programming, awards and lunch. 7:30 a.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. $129 if pre-registered; $199 onsite.

 21 Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Fall Festival, an afternoon of fall-themed games and activities, live entertainment, fall-themed foods and cold drinks. Noon to 4 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Free. 954-468-1541,

 21 The Venetian Arts Society presents The Narrative of a Slave Woman: An Exploration of American Spirituals, featuring LaToya Lain, soprano, and Casey Robards, piano. 6 p.m., hors d’oeuvres and wine; 7 p.m., salon concert, at John Knox Village, 651 SW Sixth St., Pompano Beach. $35, members; $50, non-members.

26 A Magical Night to Fight Hunger, benefiting the Palm Beach County Food Bank. The event includes a three-course dinner featuring appetizers, main course and dessert from an array of Downtown at the Gardens restaurants. 6 p.m. at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. $75. 561-727-2640,

28 GENTRI, the “Gentlemen Trio,” will perform a benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity of Broward. 7:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $45; VIP tickets include a cocktail reception and meet-and-greet with GENTRI. 954-462-0222,

 28 Celebrate this month’s FAT Village Art Walk with a special edition of the Cocktails for Humanity pop-up bar benefitting the Historic Stranahan House Museum. “Cocktails for History” features an all-star lineup of community leaders volunteering as bartenders. 6-11 p.m. at General Provision, 525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Free; cash bar. 954-524-4736,

 28 Shooters Waterfront’s Rock the Dock concert series, with 1980s-themed music by Rubixx, from 3-6 p.m., and Stereotomy, from 7-10 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public, at 3003 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-566-2855,


 1 Boca Raton Garden Club’s first general meeting of the season. 1 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Free. 561-395-9376.

 2 The GLBX (Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange) of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Business Community Ally (BCA) Awards, recognizing individuals and corporations that do business with the LGBT+ community or support worthy related causes. 5:30 p.m. at Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale, 2584 E. Sunrise Blvd. $55, members; $65, non-members (includes two drinks and light bites). Attendees are invited to stay post-event for a three-course dinner for $50.

 3 Art of Wine & Food: Famiglia di Vini, featuring Melena Elliott from RS Lipman Eros Spinozzi Selections as she presents four varietals of Italian wines. Wines will be paired with small bites. 6-8 p.m. at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, One E. Las Olas Blvd. $40; $30 for members at the Patron level or above. Advance paid reservations required. 954-262-0258,

 4 Comedian Howie Mandel performs in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40. 800-653-8000,

5 2019 Profiles in Leadership Gala, honoring Broward County community leaders, and including dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment. 6:30 p.m. at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Tickets start at $300. 954-767-8866,

 Save the Date . . .

 Oct. 18 Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s 16th Annual Go Pink Luncheon, featuring a performance by actor, comedian, producer, writer and physician Dr. Ken Jeong. 11 a.m. at Boca Raton Resort & Club. $175. 561-955-3249,

 Oct. 19 United Way of Broward County celebrates 80 years at its Annual Mayors’ Gala, which includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, program, entertainment, live auction and dancing. 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale. $450. 

 24 The Venetian Arts Society presents legendary American dancer, choreographer and founding artistic director of the Miami City Ballet Edward Villella. 6 p.m., hors d’oeuvres and wine; 7 p.m., salon concert, at Don Taft University Center at Nova Southeastern University. $35, members; $50, non-members.

Nov. 9 10th annual Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival, a culinary competition that pairs NFL legends with 22 noteworthy chefs from local restaurants and bars, as well as cornhole competitions and live music. Noon, at Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE Sixth St. Grill-Off: $85, general; $125, VIP.

 Nov. 22-24 The Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, a weekend of tennis that includes two days of pro-celebrity tennis with Hollywood stars and Wimbledon champions as well as the annual gala dinner, featuring a performance by Barry Gibb. Times, locations and prices vary. 561-394-2400,

 Nov. 22-24 Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, featuring products and services for small or large renovation projects, as well as furniture, fine art and décor, appliances, doors, home automation and more. The event also includes an appearance by Carter Oosterhouse from TLC’s Trading Spaces, as well as room vignettes designed by Viviana Galetto, Perla Lichi, Kathryn Marsh and Renan Rodriguez. Times vary. Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

 Photo: Edward Villella, Oct. 24 at the Venetian Arts Society (Courtesy).

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