12 Pinion Passion Hour, to raise funds for Special Olympics Broward County and its athletes. 5:30 p.m. at Cibo Wine Bar, 4100 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. $10, members; $15, non-members (includes one cocktail and appetizers). 954-614-6795, pinioninc.com.
12, 13 and 14 Turtle Walks, an evening of sea turtle exploration. Nature permitting, participants will see a 300-pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. The adventure begins at 9 p.m. at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative session about turtles and continues to Fort Lauderdale beach, where Museum guides will lead guests to the turtles’ nesting grounds. Participants must be 9 or older. Advance reservations are required. $18, members; $20, non-members. 954-713-0930, modsturtlewalk.bpt.me.
15 10th Annual Young At Art Teen Comic Convention, a comic con focused on teens and their creative works that features illustrations, video graphics, superheroes and original characters on display and for sale. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. $14; $12 for Broward residents, seniors and children over age 1; $11, military and their families. Come in costume and receive a $4 discount. 954-424-0085, youngatartmuseum.org.
15 Starlight Musicals, a free concert under the stars featuring classic rock by Mr. Nice Guy. 7 p.m. at Holiday Park, East Sunrise Boulevard and Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-828-5363, fortlauderdale.gov/starlight.
15-17 United Way of Broward County’s veterans initiative MISSION UNITED and Deliver the Dream hold a free Veteran Family Retreat for Broward County’s post-9/11 veterans and their families at the Duncan Conference Center, 15820 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach. The event includes recreational activities, interactive games, creative workshops, team-building exercises and more. Free; includes lodging, meals and activities. Participants must apply. 954-564-3512, deliverthedream.org.
15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5 Friday Night Sound Waves, a free live music series taking place on Fort Lauderdale Beach featuring Sabor Latino (July 15), Spred the Dub (July 22), Piano Bob’s 88’s (July 29) and Jimmy Stowe & The Stoweaways (Aug. 5). 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, Fort Lauderdale. fridaynightsoundwaves.com.
16 The 65th All Florida Invitational, the longest-running juried art competition and exhibition in Florida, opens at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The exhibition runs through Sept. 25 and brings together the work of five distinguished and 25 early-career Florida artists. Hours vary. $12, adults; $10, seniors; free for students and children under 12. Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month. 561-392-2500, bocamuseum.org.
16-17 Cool down on a 20-foot waterslide and play water games during the Wet-n-Wild Weekend at Flamingo Gardens. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. $9.95, 12+; $6.45, ages 3-11; children 2 or younger and members are free. 954-473-2955, flamingogardens.org.
20 The Coral Springs Craft Guild meets for its yearly “Snowmen in July” roundtable, where all projects include a snowman. 7 p.m. at Cypress Hall, Cypress Hammock Park, 1300 Coral Springs Drive. Reservations are required. 954-603-6420, coralspringscraftguild.com.
29 Jam to the sounds of reggae at the Bob Marley Tribute, a free concert by Ruffhouse. 7:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. Blankets and chairs permitted; chairs available to rent for $5. Food and beverages available for purchase; Beer Garden opens at 6:30 p.m. 561-393-7700, http://myboca.us/pages/mizneramphi/bob-marley-tribute-ruffhouse.
29-31 Boca Ballet Theatre presents the romantic ballet Giselle, under the direction of Dan Guin, executive director and co-artistic director. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, at The Countess de Hoernle Theatre, Spanish River High School, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton. Tickets start at $35. 561-995-0709, bocaballet.org.
12 Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series, a tranquil twilight stroll through the 16-acre gardens with spectacular sunset views. Pan-Asian cuisine from the Cornell Café available for purchase. 5:30 p.m. at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. $8, adults; $6, kids 4-10; free to museum members and 3 and under. Taiko drum performance, $2. 561-495-0233, morikami.org.
Save the Date …
Oct. 15 The 10th Anniversary of The Strut, a fun and festive walkathon to raise funds to support local breast cancer victims and their families. Men, women, kids –
and dogs – are welcome to form teams, dress in their most fabulous fashions and strut their stuff before celebrity judges. 11 a.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. $55. Glam-A-THON.com.
Oct. 27 Sun Sentinel / City & Shore Magazine’s Party in Pink. 6:30 p.m. at the W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale (VIP guests enter at 5:30 p.m.). $75, general; $125, VIP. Sunsentinel.com/pinktix.