7 The Ford Lauderdale Air Show returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach, headlined by the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. Times vary. Free, although tickets are required for the Drop Zone Beach or Flight Line Club VIP areas. 321-395-3110, fortlauderdaleairshow.com.
11 Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s 9th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, celebrating women in leadership roles in business, community and philanthropic fields. 5:30 p.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. $125, general; $185, VIP. 954-537-1010, 100OutstandingWomen.com.
12 Pinion End-of-the-Year Luncheon, celebrating fundraising efforts this year for Special Olympics Broward County. This year’s theme is “Superheroes.” The event includes a cocktail hour, luncheon and Chinese auction. Noon, at Timpano Chophouse, 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $65.
12, 19, 26 and June 2 Friday Night Sound Waves, a free live music series on Fort Lauderdale Beach, featuring Ladies of Soul (12), Sabor Latino (19), Wolfepack Band (26) and Funkabilly Playboys (June 2). 6-9 p.m. on the sand at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, Fort Lauderdale. fridaynightsoundwaves.com.
13 Successful Aging Expo, featuring more than 20 expert speakers and 150 exhibitors presenting information, products and services tailored to navigating life after 50 (see Datebook in Detail, pg. XX). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Free, 954-425-1192, successfulagingsfl.com.
13 Covenant House Florida 5-K on A1A, a run/walk to raise funds for homeless youth. Starts at 7 a.m. at the Parrot Lounge, 911 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale. Participants receive a T-shirt, refreshments and breakfast. $30 in advance; $35 on race day. 954-568-7916, 5kona1a.com.
13 The MOST Amazing Race, an event designed by The Salvation Army to challenge participants to overcome unknown obstacles. Racers will have three and a half hours for this scavenger hunt/adventure game. 7:30 a.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Participants must be 18 or older. $45. 954-712-2432, salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale/about-us/events/most-amazing-race/race-details.
14 Dine al fresco while enjoying live piano music, and then tour the gardens and see the wildlife at the Mother’s Day Brunch at Flamingo Gardens. 10 a.m. at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. Tickets start at $26.95. 954-473-2955, flamingogardens.org.
17 Tea and Art History, an afternoon tea and discussion on influential artist couples who have shaped the course of art history. 2:30 p.m. at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. $36; $30, members. Advance paid reservations required. RSVP to 954-262-0258.
17 Baby Shower for the Place of Hope Genesis Family Cottage, 6-8 p.m. at Sklar Furnishings, 6300 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Gift registry details available on Place of Hope’s website, placeofhoperinker.org. The event is open to the public, but each guest must bring an item from the registry or a gift card from Publix, Target or Babies R Us. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and valet parking available. RSVP required to Monica Speer at Place of Hope, email@example.com.
19 Havana Nights, the Broward Partnership’s 18th Annual Salute to Leadership Gala. The event features a cocktail reception, silent auction, Cuban-inspired dinner and dancing. 6:30 p.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie. $250. 954-832-7037, bphi.org.
20 The Crockett Foundation’s 5th Annual Derby Days Preakness Party, featuring a live band, celebrity guests, “best dressed” and “best hat” contests, a raffle and silent auction, all to support the Crockett Foundation’s educational programs. The event also honors Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks. 5 p.m. (VIP), 6 p.m. (general) at Sport of Kings Theatre at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. $100, general; $150, VIP (which includes a meet and greet with Brooks). 954-254-7535, crockettfoundation.org.
20 The third annual Waterway Soirée, kicking off dockside with a cocktail party followed by an evening aboard a private yacht. After dinner, guests will board a larger party yacht for an Intracoastal cruise complete with open bar, dessert and dancing to live music. The event raises funds for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. 5:30 p.m. at the Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $750; dessert cruise only is $100. 954-728-1040, waterwaysoiree.com.
20 Young At Art Museum’s Tastemakers, an interactive night of art, libations and culinary experiences. 7:30 p.m. at the Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. $90 in advance; $100 at the door. 954-424-0085, youngatartmuseum.org.
20 Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle VIII, pitting top restaurants and burger joints against one another grilling for 1,200+ guests along the New River. The afternoon includes a burger-eating contest, live music, beer, wine and cocktails, burger tasting and a French-Fry Bar. 4 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. $45, general; $125, VIP (which includes early admission and more). 954-468-1541, goriverwalk.com.
21 7th Annual Black and Blue Event, a fundraiser for Victory Living Programs with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing at Blue Martini; and dinner, wine and dessert at The Capital Grille. 5:30 p.m. at 2432 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $150. 954-616-1074, victoryliving.org.
26-29 Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, featuring a wide selection of products and services for small or large renovation projects, as well as furniture, fine art and décor, appliances, doors, home automation and more. The event also includes seminars by HGTV’s The Cousins, John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino (see Datebook in Detail, pg. XX). Hours vary. Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale. $10, adults; $1, 11 and under; discount for advance purchases online. 305-667-9299, homeshows.net.
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June 5 Republic National Distributing Co. Golf Classic, an annual fundraising event benefiting United Community Options of South Florida and featuring a golf tournament and awards luncheon at Parkland Golf & Country Club hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Dwight Stephenson. $325, single player; $1,500, corporate foursome. 954-315-4057, unitedcommunityoptionssfl.org.
June 16 ChildNet Care for Kids Luncheon, honoring Jarett Levan, president of BBX Capital, and benefiting children in foster care. 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale. $75. 954-414-6000, childnet.us.