Calendar — 04 November 2016
The Calendar for 2016 November and beyond

November

10-12  The 29th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Rendezvous, a “Weekend in Wonderland” at the Fisher Island Club that features the signature “Dine Around the Docks” Yacht Hop, a Mad Hatter’s Costume Ball and Queen of Hearts Red Gala, with a performance by Huey Lewis and The News. Times, venues and ticket prices vary. 954-537-1010, yachtrendezvous.com.

12  John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival, which combines football, food, competition and charity. The event pairs well-known football players with South Florida chefs and features creative recipes, wine, spirits and more. Net proceeds benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation. 1-4 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. Tickets start at $85. gridirongrilloff.com.

12  SwampFest Bluegrass Festival, featuring Grammy-nominated bluegrass artists Special Consensus and other bands. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. $19.95, ages 12 and up; $12.95, ages 3-11; children 2 and under and members, free. 954-473-2955, flamingogardens.org.

12  Cruisin’ Down the River: Prohibition Era, a cruise on the Carrie B paddle-wheeler, with a talk by former Bonnet House curator Stephen Draft, about Fort Lauderdale’s rumrunners. The event also includes live music by the Gold Coast Banjo Band. 5-7 p.m. at 440 N. New River Drive East, Fort Lauderdale. $45, members; $55, non-members (includes two glasses of wine). 954-653-1554, bonnethouse.org.

13  The South Florida Symphony Orchestra performs “A Celebration of the Great American Songbook.” 5 p.m. at Kaye Auditorium at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Tickets start at $30. 954-522-8445, southfloridasymphony.org.

16  California Closets Boca Raton hosts Mix, Mingle & Give, an event benefitting Dress For Success Palm Beaches by collecting gently used purses, costume jewelry, new mascara and new underwear for women re-entering the workforce. The event includes light bites, cocktails and dessert. 6-9 p.m. at 302 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Donation or $10 entrance fee. http://bit.ly/2cYgCEn

17  The sixth annual Gala of Hope, benefitting Cure SMA, a fire-and-ice-themed event with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffles, live entertainment by artist Michael Israel and more. 6:30 p.m. at Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, 5750 N. Federal Highway. $150, general; $300, VIP. http://events.curesma.org/GalaofHopeSFL.

18  11th Annual Young At Art Teen Recycled Fashion Show: Tech Restyled!, an event that challenges participants to design an original garment into wearable art made from recycled and repurposed materials. The event includes a fashion show, open bar, culinary delights and more. 7 p.m. at the museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. $40, general; $30, members and students. 954-424-5064, youngatartmuseum.org.

18 Doris Italian Market & Bakery’s Wine and Food Gala, benefitting Impact Broward. Guests can sample over 100 wines from around the world as well as Italian cuisine and artisan cheeses. 7:30 p.m. at 2077 N. University Drive, Coral Springs. $29.95, of which $10 goes to the nonprofit. Each guest also receives a $10 credit toward a wine purchase that evening. 954-572-5269, dorismarket.com.

18-20  Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, featuring pro-celebrity tennis and the Gala Dinner Dance. Ticket prices and venues vary. 561-394-2400, chrisevert.org.

18-20  The Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, showcasing thousands of home improvement products and services. 3 to 9:30 p.m., Friday; noon to 9:30 p.m., Saturday; noon to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. $10 at the door; $7, online by Nov. 17. 305-667-9299, homeshows.net.

19  Riverwalk’s 11th Annual Mutts and Martinis, Fort Lauderdale’s largest outdoor pet-friendly cocktail party, which raises funds for Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, the Humane Society of Broward County and other local pet rescue groups. Noon to 3 p.m. at The Downtowner, 10 S. New River Drive East. $20 in advance; $25 at the door (includes two drinks, appetizers, live music, silent auction, giveaways, a pet fashion show and more). 954-468-1541, goriverwalk.com.

20  Join hundreds of volunteers to help assemble and deliver Thanksgiving meals to 1,200 needy families at Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center’s 24th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade. 8 a.m. at 1401 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Visit childrensdiagnostic.com for information or to register.

23  Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, a free event featuring carnival rides, fireworks, a family-friendly stage show, and, of course, snow and a visit from Santa. 5:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. 561-393-7807, myboca.us.

24  6th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot, a scenic 3.1-mile run/walk along A1A on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the iTRACE Foundation, a preventive health and wellness research foundation, and Leadership Broward Foundation, committed to inspiring community service and leadership development. 6 a.m., registration; 7:30 a.m., race, at D.C. Alexander Park (on A1A, one block south of Las Olas Boulevard). Registration starts at $20; Kid’s Dash is $5. turkeytrotftl.com.

27  Winterfest Family Fun Day, an interactive family event that’s fun for young and old, with lots of activities, food and drink, a Polar Bear slide and a real-ice rink. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Free. 954-767-0686, winterfestparade.com.

December

Twelve South Florida men will strut the runway, in a fashion show benefitting their favorite charities, during The Galleria’s Alpine Jaguar 10th Annual Men of Style Shopping Night, presented by Signature Grand. The event also features culinary delights and bar selections as well as live music. 6 p.m. at The Galleria. Tickets start at $75. 954-564-1015, galleriamall-fl.com/men-of-style.

3  The Broward Choral Society and Select Choir will perform the Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saëns, plus holiday favorites and music from Riverdance at the Fall Concert. 8 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. $10, general; $5, seniors, faculty and children. 954-201-6884, baileyhall.org.

3  Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball, an enchanted evening with a “Cabaret” theme, featuring a silent auction, dinner, dancing, entertainment and more. 6 p.m. at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. $250. 954-767-0686, winterfestparade.com.

Save the Date . . .

Dec. 10  The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, 12 miles of the “Greatest Show on H2O,” which starts on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale at 6:30 p.m. and travels east to the Intracoastal Waterway and then north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. The theme for this year’s event, which features everything from private boats to showboats to mega-yachts adorned with lights, music and entertainment, is “Comics & Cartoons Rockin’ the Night Away,” and this year’s Grand Marshal is Pitbull. The event is free to spectators, except for the grandstand viewing area, where tickets start at $20.
954-767-0686, winterfestparade.com.

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