Calendar — 08 February 2019
The Calendar for February 2019, and beyond


 10 Andy’s 17th Annual Family Pasta Dinner, benefiting LifeNet4Families, a casual evening complete with a traditional, family-style pasta dinner. 4-7 p.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 W. State Road 84, Davie. $50, adults; kids 12 and under are free.

 10  Comedy and Cocktails, sponsored by JAFCO and featuring a performance by comedians Mo Mandel and Peter Fogel, pre-show bites and an open bar. 6:30 p.m. at Woodfield County Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton. $100. 954-315-8698,

 12  The Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House honors Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, at the second annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon, which spotlights those who make a difference in the lives of children or families. 11:45 a.m. at Truluck’s at The Galleria. $75. 954-446-0806,

 13  Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Palm Beach/Broward Region’s 2019 FIDF Gala: A Night of Heroes, featuring keynote speaker Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon. 5:30 p.m. at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. Pre-registration required. $250. 561-483-2771,

13 Young At Art Museum’s 22nd Annual Women of Vision Luncheon. 11 a.m. at 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-5023,

14-18 The 31st annual Miami Yacht Show, including 67,000 square feet of exhibitions and nearly 500 yachts. Times, venues and prices vary.

 14-17 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its 60th anniversary with world premieres, company premieres, new productions, timeless masterpieces and more. 8 p.m. (14 and 15), 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (16) and 2 p.m. (17) at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Saturday’s matinee is followed by a free Q&A with some of the dancers. Tickets start at $29. 305-949-6722,

15-24 The Delray Beach Open, the only combined ATP World Tour and ATP Champions Tour tournament. The 10-day event also includes live music. Times vary. Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, 201 W. Atlantic Ave. $38 to $250. 561-330-6000,

 17 Gala in the Gardens, the seventh annual food and wine benefit of Flamingo Gardens, which includes food, wines, craft beers and a silent auction. This year’s theme is “The Disco Ball.” 6 p.m. at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. VIP reception, which includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, starts at 5 p.m. $85, non-members; $75, members. VIP tickets: $110, non-members; $100, members. 954-473-2955,

 17 The Opus One Chamber Orchestra presents Disney in Concert, showcasing the familiar music of Disney films. 11 a.m. at B’nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th St., Boca Raton. $10, adults; $5, children. 561-392-8566,

17 Renowned Slovenian pianist Petar Milić performs masterpieces by Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms. 3 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Tickets start at $5. 954-201-6884,

 22 2-1-1 Broward’s 9th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards, presented and hosted by Signature Grand, which honors the achievements of Broward County’s non-profit organizations and their leaders. 11 a.m. at 6900 State Road 84, Davie. $100. 954-390-0493,

 22-24 The 13th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, a weekend of events benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, which includes the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party, with celebrity guest Jay Leno (Friday), the Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show, featuring a performance by Leno (Saturday) and an automobile and motorcycle exhibition (Sunday), where Leno will also serve as a celebrity judge.

 23  It’s all about chili and charity at the annual Riverwalk Chili Cook-Off, which brings professional and amateur cooks together with local charities for a friendly chili cook-off competition. The event also includes live entertainment, vendors and family activities. Noon to 4 p.m. at Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale. Free to attend; for $5, attendees can sample chilis and vote. 954-468-1541,

 23 Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Florida Ball: A Night in Monte Carlo, a black-tie evening that includes dinner, dancing and casino tables. 7 p.m. at The Breakers, Palm Beach. $1,250. 561-804-0264,

 23 The inaugural MSD Heroes Challenge, an obstacle course race for athletes of all skill levels and ages. A yoga class follows the race. 6:30 a.m. at Parkland Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road.

 24 Victorian High Tea, which takes place on the banks of the New River at Stranahan House. 2-4 p.m. at 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $25; advance registration required. 954-524-4736,

 28 AVDA’s 12th annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon, with keynote speaker Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement. 10:30 a.m. at Royal Palm Yacht Club, Boca Raton. $175. 561-265-3797,

28-March 10 The 13th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA returns to Mizner Park Amphitheater and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton, with a celebration of music, film, dance, concerts and authors. Tickets for the various events range from $25 to $150. 866-571-2787,


 1 Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Kravis Center Gala, which features a cocktail reception, performance by David Foster & Friends, dinner and dancing. 6 p.m. at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. $1,000, Gala Patron; $500, Young Gala Patron (45 and younger). 561-651-4320,

 2 The Broward Public Library Foundation’s Night of Literary Feasts, an annual celebration of books and authors, which starts at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome reception and cocktail party at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach and continues with 14 intimate dinners with authors in either private homes or restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area. $175; for an additional $150, guests can be guaranteed their first or second choice of authors. 954-357-7382,

 5 The Boca Raton Garden Club’s monthly meeting, on “Glass Art for Your Garden.” 1 p.m. at 4281 NW Third Ave. Free and open to the public. 561-395-9376,

9-April 6 The Art of Barbie: Homage to a Global Icon, an exhibition sponsored by Art Gallery 21. Free on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m., at 600 NE 21st Court, Wilton Manors.

Save the Date …

March 11 Terry Bradshaw, football Hall-of-Famer and analyst, best-selling author, television and film actor and gospel singer, speaks on “Why Not Your Best?” as part of the Broward College Speaker Series. 7:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. $67.80; discounts available for students, educators and groups. 

March 17 Help fight heart disease by participating in The Broward Heart Walk. 8 a.m., rain or shine, at Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Davie.

March 24 United Community Options of South Florida (UCO of South Florida)’s 7th Annual Ultimate Chefs’ Dinner, 6-9 p.m. at Grateful Palate Catering & Events, 3003 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Three chefs will create a unique and elegant dining experience, emceed by Miami Heat TV Host Jason Jackson. All proceeds benefit UCO of South Florida. For more information, contact David Perez at 305-325-9018 or by email,


Robyn A. Friedman


Photo: Doris Kearns Goodwin, coming to this year the Festival of the Arts BOCA

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