Calendar — 06 January 2017
The Calendar for January 2017 and beyond

January

7-8  29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair, featuring nearly 250 artists on Las Olas Boulevard displaying sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 561-746-6615, artfestival.com.

10  The keyboard duo of Dunlap and Pennington performs with Symphony of the Americas at “Fiery Romances on the Big Screen.” 7:45 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $50. 954-335-7003, sota.org.

10  Pinion Passion Hour, benefiting Special Olympics Broward County and its athletes. 5:30 p.m. at Thursday’s Fort Lauderdale, 1521 E. Las Olas Blvd. $10, members; $15, non-members (includes one cocktail and light bites). 954-614-6795, pinioninc.com.

12-15  The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, featuring investment-quality contemporary post-war works from 50 international galleries. 5-9 p.m. Thursday (VIP Preview); 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, at 825 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $18. 800-376-5850, artpbfair.com.

15  Sunshine Music Festival, an all-day festival on two stages featuring The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Mavis Staples, Dave Mason, Railroad Earth, North Mississippi Allstars and Greyhounds. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; music starts at noon, at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. Ticket prices vary. sunshinemusicfestival.com.

19-Feb. 12 The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, featuring 30 movies from around the world, along with special guests. Times, venues and prices vary. Pbjff.org.

20  Enjoy live music and dancing under the stars at the Music at Mickel Concert Series, featuring Jam Port Authority performing rock, funk and jazz music, food trucks and a cash bar. 7:30 p.m. at 2675 NW Seventh Ave., Wilton Manors. Free. 954-390-2130, wiltonmanors.com.

21  Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Annual Ball, a black-tie event featuring cocktails, dinner, dancing and a performance by Earth, Wind & Fire. 6:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. $500. 561-955-4142, brrh.com.

21  4th Annual Channing Crowder’s Bass Fishing Tournament, featuring the tournament, followed by a weigh-in party with food, entertainment, auctions and awards to the winners, all hosted by former Miami Dolphins player Channing Crowder and benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Venues vary. $100.  954-537-1010, ccbasstournament.com.

21-22  Flamingo Fest 2017, a celebration of the great pink bird (and Florida kitsch), with flamingo-inspired art, arts and crafts vendors, retro music, entertainment, food, contests and more. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. $19.95, ages 12+; $12.95, ages 3-11, members and children two or younger are free. 954-473-2955, flamingogardens.org.

22  Bacon Bash, a bacon-filled afternoon that raises funds for Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Covenant House Florida. On this day, bacon lovers of all ages can purchase bacon and porky bites from some of South Florida’s favorite eateries and vote for their favorites. The event is free for people of all ages and well-behaved pets. VIP admission is available to those 21+ for a $30 prepaid donation ($35 day of event). 1-5 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. 954-468-1541, goriverwalk.com.

22  Spend the Night with Billy Crystal, a hilarious and intimate evening with the comedian, actor, producer, writer and director. 8 p.m. at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $61.50. 561-832-7469, Kravis.org.

23  Republican strategist and CNN political analyst Ana Navarro speaks as part of the Broward College Speaker Series. 7:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. $50.85; student and educator discounts available. 954-462-0222, browardcollegespeakerseries.com.

23  Come out to Hagen Park for a night of music as Wilton Manors hosts its Annual Classical Concert. This year, guitarist Jack Sanders will perform. 7 p.m. at 2020 Wilton Drive. Free. 954-390-2130, wiltonmanors.com.

26  The South Palm Beach/North Broward Chapter of JAFCO hosts its annual Meet the Author Luncheon, featuring author Stephanie Arnold and psychotherapist Linda Burns. The event includes lunch and a boutique. 10 a.m. at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. $125. 954-315-8696, jafco.org/events/meet-the-author-luncheon.

26  Tony Award-winner Levi Kreis performs at the Venetian Arts Society’s Café Society, a supper-club experience. Seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at Mojo’s Restaurant and Lounge, 4140 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. $85 (includes dinner and show). 954-709-7447, venetianartssociety.org.

27  Pianist, singer, composer and arranger Eliane Elias will take you on a Brazilian journey as her band brings you the rhythms of the samba, bossa nova and more. 7:30 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Tickets start at $10. 954-201-6884, baileyhall.org.

28  Jeans, Jewels & The J, an evening to benefit the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center. The event includes dining, dancing, a casino, silent auction and more. 7 p.m. at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. $150. 561-852-3257, levisjcc.org/jeans.

28-29  The 8th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show, voted one of the top 100 art fairs in America, with 170 professional artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Federal Highway and Palmetto Park Road in downtown Boca Raton. Free. 941-755-3088, hotworks.org.

February

4  Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science opens at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Running through April 20, the exhibit features hands-on experiences and Egyptian artifacts, including a real mummy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, at 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Prices vary. 954-467-6637, mods.org.

4  Food For The Poor’s 22nd annual Building Hope Gala, an evening of cocktails, a silent auction, fine dining and dancing. 6:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. $300. 888-404-4248, foodforthepoor.com.

Save the Date …

Feb. 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, Auction & Show (Saturday) and much more, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Times, venues and prices vary. 954-537-1010, bocacde.com.

Feb. 24  7th Annual Non-Profit Awards, presented by the Signature Grand and hosted by 2-1-1 Broward, an awards ceremony celebrating the hard work, dedication and achievements of Broward County’s non-profit organizations and their leaders, plus a luncheon and after-party. 11 a.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. Tickets start at $65 through Feb. 1. After Feb. 1, all tickets are $85. 954-390-0493, 211-broward.org.

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, fortlauderdalefringe.com.

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, which will be 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, americanfinewinecompetition.org.

— Robyn A. Friedman

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