Calendar — 05 January 2018
The Calendar for January 2018, and beyond


9 Pinion Passion Hour, benefiting Special Olympics Broward County and its athletes. 5:30 p.m. at MidiCi, 510 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. $10, members; $15, non-members (includes one cocktail and light bites). 954-614-6795,

9 Symphony of the Americas presents Orchestra Meets Jazz!, featuring the Errol Rackipov Group. 7:45 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $50. 954-335-7002,

10 Lion of Judah Luncheon, featuring two-time Emmy Award winner and best-selling author Deborah Norville as keynote speaker. 10:15 a.m. at The Polo Club, 5400 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. $100 (Lion-level individual woman’s gift of $5,000 or higher to the 2018 UJA/Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign is required to attend). 561-852-6061,

10  Music legends The Moody Blues bring their “Days of Future Passed – 50th Anniversary Tour” to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $46.

12 “Night of Stars” A Broadway Celebration, the annual gala of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, a black-tie benefit that begins with a cocktail reception and is followed by a star-studded performance, 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,

13 7th Annual Stone Crab & Seafood Festival, a free celebration where local restaurants serve up fresh stone crab claws and other seafood dishes starting at $5. Seafood lovers of all ages are welcome. 11 a.m. at Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale. Beer Garden Tickets, $20 in advance or $25 at the door. 954-468-1541,

13 The Saint Anthony Knights of Columbia hosts the 6th Annual 5K 4 Kids, a family-friendly race starting at 901 NE Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 6:30 a.m., registration; 7:30 a.m., race. Prices vary. 954-444-6478,

13 American Friends of The Hebrew University’s Palm Beach Dinner. 7 p.m. at The Breakers, Palm Beach. $1,250. 561-750-8585,

16 The Venetian Arts Society honors American opera star Sherrill Milnes at a Salon Concert. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a wine social, followed by the concert at 7 p.m. and a champagne reception, all at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 SW First Ave. $35, members; $50, guests. 954-709-7447,

20 Friends of Music presents “A Night of Song.” 7:30 p.m. at The Sanctuary at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 1400 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs. Tickets start at $5. 954-752-5620.

20 The Monty Alexander Trio performs at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $11. 954-201-6884,

24  Bret Baier, Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor and host of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” speaks on “Politics and the Atmosphere in Washington, D.C.” as part of the Broward College Speaker Series. 7:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. $60.

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 post $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.


2 Impact Broward’s Celebrate Broward!, a night of blues, jazz and change as the organization honors its volunteers and community leaders. 6-9 p.m. at the W Fort Lauderdale. $85. 954-484-7117,

Save the Date …

Feb. 23-25 The 12th 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, where guests can meet Indy 500 race car driver Jack Harvey (Friday); the Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show, featuring a performance by Tim Allen (Saturday); and an automobile and motorcycle exhibition (Sunday), where Allen will be joined by fellow celebrity judge Jay Leno — and much more.


Feb. 27-March 4 Beach Volleyball Major Series 2018, where some of the world’s best volleyball players will battle it out for a $600,000 purse. The six-day tournament takes place at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1100 Seabreeze Blvd. Times vary. General admission is free, but is first-come, first-serve, so serious fans are advised to purchase tickets, especially for marquee matchups. All medal matches are ticketed as well.

March 25 United Community Options of South Florida’s 6th Annual Ultimate Chefs’ Dinner, in which three local chefs will collaborate to present an elegant three-course meal. 6 p.m. at Grateful Palate, Fort Lauderdale. 954-315-4057,

Robyn A. Friedman

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