Calendar — 05 February 2021
The calendar for February 2021, and beyond

Editor’s note: As of press time, all of the events in this calendar are expected to take place as scheduled. However, it’s advisable to check with the organizer of any event you’re planning to attend to make sure it hasn’t been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus.

Through Feb. 28 History Fort Lauderdale hosts Black History, Black Future, a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement students. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, at the New River Inn, 231 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Entry to the show and sale is free with general admission. $15, adults; $12, seniors; $7, students. Free admission for members, military and children six and under. 954-463-4431,

11 Reflections of Hope Luncheon, benefiting the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services’ counseling and mental health services, including the Welcome Home Program. The event is virtual this year, from the comfort of your own home, and features actress Glenn Close as keynote speaker. The event will also include a performance by singer/songwriter Nikki Lickstein. 11:30 a.m. Tickets start at $118. 561-852-5013,  

17 The Stranahan House Virtual History Happy Hour, focusing on the rich architectural history of the landmark museum in downtown Fort Lauderdale. 6:30 p.m. in the comfort of your own home. $5, members; $10, non-members. Proceeds support Stranahan House’s educational programs. Register online at to receive a Zoom link. 954-524-4736,

20 Brave New World, the 2021 Gala of the New World Symphony, a virtual celebration with the theme “Resilience.” The program will be streamed on the Symphony’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook page. 7:30 p.m. Select ticket levels provide at-home catering packages and private virtual performances.

26  8th Annual Palm Beach Empty Bowls, a national grassroots event that raises money for hunger relief. Guests will share in a meal of soup from the area’s best restaurants, bread from Old School Bakery and a bottle of water. At this year’s re-imagined event, service will be via a drive-through pickup to ensure public safety. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, 141 S. County Road, Palm Beach. $30 per order (which includes one pint of soup). All proceeds benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

27-Sept. 19  NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale presents The World of Anna Sui, a major retrospective exhibition of fashion designer Anna Sui. Hours and prices vary. 954-525-5500,


6-7  The 2021 5th Biennial Kinetic Art Exhibit, an outdoor exhibit featuring work by artists from around the world whose works reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. The outdoor installations are accessible via a self-guided tour. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, at 125 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. Free.

Save the Date ….

March 4-31 Women Trailblazers – Champions of Change Broward County, a photo exhibition and reception presented by History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. In honor of Women’s History Month, the event celebrates seven current women trailblazers who are proponents of change, including Burnadette Norris-Weeks, of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell PLLC; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Community Foundation of Broward; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and others to be announced. The exhibition will also showcase historical female predecessors who helped pave the way for our community as it is today.

March 14  Get ready to get moving, honor survivors and raise lifesaving funds at the Broward Heart Walk Digital Experience. Free to register; participants are encouraged to fundraise or make a personal donation.

April 28 and May 17, 2021 The Broward College Speaker Series, sponsored by City & Shore, featuring Abby Wambach, two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist and one of the greatest soccer players of all time (28), and José Andrés, an internationally recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, TV personality, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup  (17). 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 25-27, 2022  The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Auto enthusiasts will have a chance to view the Marque of the Year, Pre-War Chrysler & Imperial, Coach Built and several Features of the Year: Chrysler & Imperial post-war 1946, 1957, 1958-1975; 100th Anniversary of the Springfield Rolls-Royce and 1961; Morgan three-wheelers and Jaguar “E” Type 60th Anniversary. Times, prices and venues vary. 

Photo: NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale presents “The World of Anna Sui,” Feb. 27-Sept. 19.


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