11 Art of Wine & Food Series: Stop & Smell the Vino, featuring Tommy Artunian from SGWS as he presents four great varietals paired with appetizers. 6 p.m. at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. $40; $30, members at the Patron level and above. Advance paid reservations required. 954-262-0258, nsuartmuseum.org.
11 The Venetian Arts Society hosts jazz vocalist Nicole Henry. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, wine and a salon concert. 6 p.m. at Gallery of Amazing Things, 481 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach. $35, members; $50, non-members. 954-709-7447, venetianartssociety.org.
11 Deliver the Dream’s 8th Annual Red-Hot White Party, where attendees can bid on exciting dates, such as dream vacations, concert tickets, outdoor adventure packages, tickets to sporting events and much more. There also will be a silent auction. 7 p.m. at Sway Nightclub, 111 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $60 (which includes open bar and appetizers). 954-564-3512, deliverthedream.org.
12 The Pineapple Jam – A Party in Paradise for Preservation, Stranahan House’s largest annual fundraiser, featuring cocktails, live music, gourmet food and a silent auction. 6 p.m. at 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $150; advance registration required. 954-524-4736, stranahanhouse.org.
13 The Cowboy Ball, including gourmet dining, silent and live auctions and a casino, all to benefit The Arc of Palm Beach County. 6:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. $500; $850 per couple. 561-842-3213, arcpbc.org.
14 17th Annual Doggie & Kittie Ball, a fundraiser for Tri-County Animal Rescue that features cocktails, appetizers, live and silent auctions, entertainment and casino action. 5:30 p.m. at Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton. Tickets start at $325. 561-482-8110, tricountyanimalrescue.com.
18 Broward Symphony Orchestra ends its season with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasie Overture, along with pieces by Wagner and Debussy. 7:30 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Tickets start at $5. 954-201-6884, baileyhall.org.
23 Dr. Jeffery Morton, professor of Political Science and Foreign Policy Association Fellow at FAU, speaks as part of FAU’s Osher LifeLong Learning Institute lecture series. He will discuss “The State of American Foreign Policy.” 2 p.m. at the Abdo New River Room at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. $20. apm.activecommunities.com/browardcenteredu/Activity_Search/596.
24 Award-winning actor, author and philanthropist Hill Harper speaks on “Sailing the Seven C’s of Success” as part of the Broward College Speaker Series. 7:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. $50.85; discounts available for students, educators and groups. BrowardCollegeSpeakerSeries.com.
25-28 The Beach Polo World Cup returns to the sands of Miami Beach, between 21st and 22nd Streets. The event features six international teams comprised of renowned polo players, who will compete in the multi-day tournament. Times and ticket prices vary. Miamipolocup.com.
26 Clinics Can Help’s 6th Annual Golf Classic, including the tournament, prizes, lunch and post-tournament awards reception. 11:30 a.m., registration and lunch; 1 p.m., shotgun start, at Wellington National Golf Club, 400 Binks Forest Drive. $225, individual; $800, foursome. 561-640-2995, clinicscanhelp.org.
26 18th Annual Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon, where Palm Beach County’s non-profit organizations honor their male volunteers. The event includes a champagne reception, raffle and silent auction. 10:30 a.m. at Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton. $125. 561-391-7274, ffcdc.org.
27 South Florida Sun-Sentinel PRIME Expo, a day of inspiration, education and entertainment, with interactive exhibitors, expert speakers, live entertainment and product demonstrations. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale. Free. Sunsentinel.com/primeexpo.
27 Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort’s Vino + Views, a wine/dinner pairing event featuring a four-course menu and set on BalQony overlooking the ocean. 7 p.m. at 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. $89. eventbrite.com/e/vino-views-tickets-58584696404.
28 Thousands of walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 9th Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k, sponsored by UBS. The festivities also include children’s activities, an award ceremony, live music, vendors and educational booths. 6 a.m., registration; 7:30 a.m., race starts, at Huizenga Park, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Entry fees vary. walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.
30 Kip Hunter Marketing Making Real Connections Breakfast, benefiting 2-1-1 Broward. 7:30 a.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. Tickets start at $45. 954-390-0493, 211-broward.org.
4 Children’s Harbor’s 7th Annual Harbor Lights Gala, with an “Evening in Paris” theme and including a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction and dancing to live musical entertainment. Black-tie optional. 6 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. $250. 954-252-3072, childrensharbor.org.
4 “Race for Research,” the American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala, which features a cocktail hour, dinner reception, dancing, silent and live auctions and more. 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. $300. CelebrationGalaFL.org.
4-5 The 2019 Fort Lauderdale Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Demo Team, B-17 Flying Fortress, the GEICO Skytypers and much more, all on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Times and ticket prices vary. fortlauderdaleairshow.com.
Save the Date . . .
May 24-27 Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, a one-stop shop for homeowners, where you can network with hundreds of industry professionals, meet interior designers, attend seminars and much more. Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy will appear on Sunday and Monday. 4-9:30 p.m. Friday; noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; noon to 7:30 p.m. Monday, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale. $10, adults; $1, children 11 and under; discounts available online through May 23. 305-667-9299, homeshows.net.
June 1 Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation celebrates 15 years of service to the community at its 15th Anniversary Gold Party, featuring an open bar, food stations, entertainment, a silent auction, raffle and a surprise appearance. 7 p.m. at Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale. $100, general; $200, VIP. 954-712-6322, jjccf.org.
- Robyn A. Friedman and Mark Gauert
PHOTO (courtesy): Jazz vocalist Nicole Henry, April 11 at The Venetian Arts Society.