Calendar — 03 February 2017
The calendar for February 2017, and beyond


7 Pinion Passion Hour, benefiting Special Olympics Broward County. 5:30 p.m. at Rhythm + Vine, 401 NE Fifth Terrace, Fort Lauderdale. $10, members; $15, non-members (includes one cocktail and light bites). 954-614-6795,

7 and 12 Symphony of the Americas presents Drama and Passion!, featuring great opera hits. 7:45 p.m. (Feb. 7) or
2 p.m. (Feb. 12) at the Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $50 to $85. 954-335-7002,

10 The Third Annual Swing into Country, presented by South Florida Ford and benefitting Student ACES, featuring food trucks, a kids’ area with rides and games, a celebrity kickball game and a concert by country band A Thousand Horses. 5-10 p.m. at Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main St., Jupiter. Admission is free; donations suggested. 850-559-7612,

10-12 The 11th Annual Boca Raton Concours D’Elegance, presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, and featuring a weekend of events that includes the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party (Friday), an auction by The Finest Automobile Auctions (Saturday), a performance by Jeff Foxworthy at the Grand Gala Dinner (see story, pg. 58), Auction & Show (Saturday) and much more, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Times, venues and prices vary. 954-537-1010,

11 “Night of Stars,” the Kravis Center’s 25th Anniversary Season Gala, a black-tie evening that begins with a cocktail reception, followed by a star-studded extravaganza hosted by Michael Feinstein and ends with dinner and dancing. 6 p.m. at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach. $1,000; $500 for those 45 and younger. 561-651-4320,

12  Dine under the stars while enjoying live music as Flamingo Gardens celebrates the 90th anniversary of Gala in the Gardens, benefiting the botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary. The event includes food samplings paired with premium wines and craft beers, live music and a silent auction. 21+ only. 5 p.m. (VIP); 6 p.m. (general) at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. General admission: $50, members; $60, non-members. VIP admission: $75, members; $85, non-members. VIP admission includes a reception, reserved table seating and entry to the VIP International Wine Gallery for premium wine tastings. 954-473-2955,

12 The Claremont Trio, a chamber group formed in 1999 at the Juilliard School. 3 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Ticket prices vary. 954-201-6884;

16-20 The 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, featuring more than 1,300 boats, workshops, seminars, exhibitors, entertainment and dining. Multiple locations, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Prices vary. 954-441-3220,

17 Enjoy a night under the stars as Grindstone performs acoustic 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,

18  The 2017 Downtown BBQ Throwdown, a day of food tastings, live music and a barbecue contest judged by celebrity chef Bobby Flay. Proceeds benefit nine local charities. Noon to 5 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. Ticket prices vary.

22  Award-winning journalist Ted Koppel, former anchor and managing editor of ABC’s Nightline, speaks as part of the Broward College Speaker Series (see story, pg. 32). 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale. $50.85; student and educator discounts available. 954-462-0222,

22 Model, actress and author Brooke Shields is the keynote speaker at the Shop The Day Away Luncheon, benefiting the Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope. 10:30 a.m. at The Breakers Palm Beach. $400. 561-748-7227,

24  7th Annual Non-Profit Awards, presented by the Signature Grand and hosted by 2-1-1 Broward, an awards ceremony celebrating the work of Broward County’s non-profit organizations and their leaders, plus a luncheon and after-party (see Datebook in Detail, pg. 50). 11 a.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. $85. 954-390-0493,

24 The Venetian Arts Society presents The Life and Career of Renata Scotto, featuring rare video footage of the opera singer, personal tributes from friends and colleagues and an interactive dialogue with the prima donna. The event includes hors d’oeuvres and champagne. 6 p.m. at Village Centre Auditorium at John Knox Village (JKV) 651 SW 6th St., Pompano Beach. $45, members; $65, non-members. 954-709-7447,

25 The George Snow Scholarship Fund Annual Cowboy Ball, back for its 24th year at a new venue, Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. The event features an open bar, food, a live band, line dancing, bull riding and more. 6-11 p.m. $175. 561-347-6799,

26 The Historic Stranahan House Museum hosts a Victorian Tea Party to commemorate the birthday of Ivy Stranahan. The event features hors d’oeuvres and tea. 2 p.m. at 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $25; advance registration required. 954-524-4736,

27 JAFCO Golf Classic, an exciting day of golf that includes breakfast, food and beverage on the course, a barbecue lunch and giveaways. 8:30 a.m. at Weston Hills Country Club, Weston. $275 per golfer; $1,000 per foursome.

the Date …

April 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,

April 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, 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,

Robyn A. Friedman

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