Calendar — 01 December 2017
The Calendar for December 2017, and beyond

December

iFLY, an indoor skydiving center, celebrates National Disability Day at All Abilities Night, benefiting Best Buddies Broward. 6 p.m. at 11690 W. State Road 84, Davie. $39.95 (includes training, flight gear, two flights and a video). 954-280-4359, iflyworld.com/fortlauderdale. 

A special performance of Rose: An Intimate Portrait of Rose Kennedy, by Laurence Leamer, to benefit the Unicorn Children’s Foundation. 7:30 p.m. at the Mizner Park Cultural Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. $65, VIP (includes pre-show champagne reception); $50, general (show only). 844-672-2849, miznerparkculturalcenter.com. 

5  Symphony of the Americas presents “Holiday Voices, featuring the Florida Singing Sons and the Girl Choir of South Florida performing classical and holiday choral selections accompanied by the full Symphony of the Americas orchestra. 7:45 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $20. 954-335-7002, sota.org.

9  The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, 12 miles of the “Greatest Show on H20,” starting at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Fort Lauderdale, traveling east on the New River and then north on the Intracoastal Waterway to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. Free; $25 to view from the grandstand. Winterfestparade.com. 

9  Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa transforms into a Silver Paradise to celebrate JAFCO’s 25th Anniversary. The black-tie gala features a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions, dancing to live music and a presentation. 7 p.m. at 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manapalan. $425. 954-315-8696, jafco.org.    

 

10  Lips hosts a holiday toy drive benefiting Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center during its Dragalicious Gospel Brunch. 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. $10 cover charge plus brunch; reservations required. 954-567-0987, lipsusa.com.

10  The 100-member Broward College Symphonic Band presents a concert of traditional wind-band and holiday music at a holiday concert. 2 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Tickets start at $5. 954-201-6884,
baileyhall.org. 

13  Coral Springs Tropical Holiday Parade, with more than 60 entries this year, including local high school bands, themed floats and Santa. 7 p.m. along Sample Road, from Coral Springs Drive to City Hall. 954-345-2200,
coralsprings.org/holidayparade. 

14-17  Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, featuring intimate and lively dinners, wine and cocktail tastings and cooking demonstrations and culminating with the Grand Tasting. Days, times, venues and prices vary. 877-503-9463, pbfoodwinefest.com. 

 

16 Doris Italian Market & Bakery Wine Night, where guests can sample more than 100 wines from around the world and feast on an Italian buffet. 7:30 p.m. at 10057 Sunset Strip, Sunrise. $19.95. 954-572-5269, dorismarket.com. 

17  The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida returns to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood for Holidays at the Hard Rock!, featuring an evening of holiday music, accompanied by stage, screen and television artist Alan Cumming. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. 800-745-3000, gmcsf.org. 

31  Ring in the New Year with the Village People, performing at The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. 11 p.m. $95 (includes two drinks, dessert, champagne toast and party favors). 954-977-6700, casinococo.com.  

January

1  Something BIG 2018, a free, 2,000+-person yoga class for all ages and all levels. The event includes live music, vendors and more. 10 a.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. Pre-registration is encouraged. 561-479-7819, somethingbig2018.com. 

5-7  South Beach Jazz Festival, bringing many of the biggest names in jazz to Lincoln Road. Times, venues and
prices vary. 786-607-5299,
southbeachjazzfest.com.  

27  The 2018 Pegasus World Cup Invitational, with a new record-setting $16 million purse. The event, to be held at Gulfstream Park, is open to 12 thoroughbred-horse owners, who will put in $1 million each for a spot at the starting gate. The additional $4 million will be contributed by The Stronach Group, owners of Gulfstream Park. Pegasusworldcup.com. 

 

SAVE THE DATE

Feb. 23-25  The 12th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, featuring some of the most sought-after collector cars on display and a weekend of events benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, not to mention celebrity judges Jay Leno and Tim Allen and a performance by Allen. bocaCDE.com.

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