Calendar — 31 March 2017
The calendar for April 2017, and beyond

April

2 Louder Than a Bomb Florida (LTABFLA) Food for Thought Block Party, benefitting the Jason Taylor Foundation, presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates, LIME Fresh Mexican Grill and The Fountains. The block party features live entertainment, a poetry competition and interactive games for the entire family. Noon to 4 p.m. at The Fountains, 801 S. University Drive, Plantation. Free. Jasontaylorfoundation.org.

Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, speaks as part of the Broward County Speaker Series. 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale. $50.85; discounts available for students and teachers. 954-462-0222, browardcollegespeakerseries.com.

7  22nd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration, benefiting the Museum of Discovery and Science and featuring more than 40 South Florida restaurants and over 100 wines, spirits and craft beers from around the world. An after-party with dancing under the stars follows. 6:30 p.m. (platinum tickets enter at 5:30 p.m.) at 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. $150, general; $250, platinum. 954-713-0918, modsevents.org.

7-9  Tortuga Music Festival, a three-day, multi-stage music festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach, with headliners Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton. Hours and ticket prices vary. Tortugamusicfestival.com.

Broward Symphony Orchestra presents its season grand finale. 8 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Ticket prices vary. 954-201-6884, baileyhall.org.

8-9  Boca Ballet Theatre presents La Sylphide, featuring New York City Ballet principal dancers Megan Fairchild and Gonzalo Garcia. 8 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday at Spanish River High School, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton. $35, adults; $25, children and seniors. 561-995-0709, bocaballet.org.

15-16  36th International Orchid and Bromeliad Show, featuring more than 30 vendors with rare and exotic plants on display and for sale, along with lectures, demonstrations, food vendors, music and more. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. $19.95, ages 12+; $12.95, ages 3-11; members and children 2 or younger, free. 954-473-2955, flamingogardens.org.

21  Las Olas Wine & Food Festival, showcasing the culinary talents of South Florida while raising money for the American Lung Association. Guests will sip and sample dishes from 70 South Florida restaurants and more than 45 wineries, spirits brands and breweries. 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Las Olas Boulevard, between SE Sixth Avenue and SE 11th Avenue. $125. 305-255-3500, lasolaswff.com.

21  Enjoy a night under the stars as The Planets perform rock and alternative music at the Music at Mickel Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. at Mickel Park, 2675 NW Seventh Ave., Wilton Manors. There will also be food trucks and a cash bar. Free. 954-390-2130, wiltonmanors.com.

21-23  The 2017 Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival, a cutting-edge, uncensored live theater event that also includes a street fair with vendors, food trucks and family-friendly activities. 954-201-6306, fortlauderdalefringe.com.

22  The Venetian Arts Society hosts a performance by Colombian pianist Ivann and dancers Edna Carolina Rodriguez and Enderson Gomez (performing as Danzzara). The event includes a wine social, salon concert and champagne reception. 6 p.m. at the Alfred and Rose Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova Southeastern University, Davie. $25, members; $40, non-members. 954-709-7447, venetianartssociety.org.

22  American Cancer Society of Broward’s 2017 Celebration Gala, an evening of dinner, dancing, auctions and entertainment. 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale. $300. 561-558-7258, celebrationgalabroward.com.

23  2017 Broward Heart Walk, a 5-K walk to benefit the American Heart Association. 8 a.m. at Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Davie. 954-364-5012, heart.org.

23  Serenades@Sunset, featuring Symphony of the Americas principal musicians Marco Navarrete on oboe and Charlene Conner on harp. 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale. $55 (includes one beverage). 954-335-7002, sota.org.

26  African-American Achievers Awards, presented by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus and honoring outstanding African-Americans who inspire others through community involvement and leadership. 6:30 p.m. at Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale. Free. 866-516-2497, africanamericanachievers.com.

29  The 10th annual American Fine Wine Invitational (AFWI) Charity Wine Gala, a celebration of the past 10 years that AFWI has been promoting the world-class wines produced in America. More than 800 wines will be poured at the event, which will be accompanied by a feast, winery-tasting rooms hosted by the winemakers, auctions, music and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dolphins Cancer Challenge. 6:30 p.m. at Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA), 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach. $300. 561-504-0206, americanfinewinecompetition.org.

29  The Color Run, a colorful 5-K walk/run. 7:30 a.m. at Huizenga Plaza, Fort Lauderdale. Fees vary. Thecolorrun.com.

30  More than 2,000 walkers and runners will aid the fight against drunk driving at the 7th Annual “Ultimate Software Presents the La Croix & Florida Panthers Foundation Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K Brought to You by ADT and Allegiance Crane.” The event features a family-friendly walk and competitive run, children’s activities, an awards ceremony, live music, vendors and more. 7:30 a.m. at Huizenga Park, Fort Lauderdale. $30, adults; $25, ages 5-21. Walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

May

3  Kip Hunter Marketing
“Making REAL Connections” Breakfast
, presented by Baptist Health South Florida and hosted by Signature Grand, a breakfast honoring local individuals and organizations who have helped 2-1-1 Broward achieve its goals. 7:30 a.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie. Tickets start at $45. 211-broward.org.

6  March For Babies, presented by Sunshine Health, a two-mile walk benefitting the March of Dimes, followed by music, food, fun and family activities. 7 a.m. at Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Davie. Marchforbabies.org.

Save
the Date …

May 26-29  Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, featuring a wide selection of 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 seminars by HGTV’s The Cousins, John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino. Hours vary. Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale. $10, adults; $1, 11 and under; discount for advance purchases online. 305-667-9299, homeshows.net.

June 16  ChildNet Care for Kids Luncheon, honoring Jarett Levan, president of BBX Capital, and benefiting children in foster care. 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale. $75. 954-414-6000, childnet.us.

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