Calendar — 03 May 2019
The Calendar for May 2019 and beyond


 7 The Boca Raton Garden Club’s monthly meeting, featuring Martha Spyridon from the African Violet Society. 1 p.m. at 4281 NW Third Ave. Free; open to the public. 561-395-9376,

 9 Women In Distress of Broward County’s 13th Annual Starfish Luncheon, honoring community leaders for their contributions to improve the lives of survivors of domestic violence. The event includes a silent auction and raffles. 11 a.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. $100. 954-760-9800,

 10 Broward Education Foundation’s “An Evening in Emerald City” presented by BrightStar Credit Union, a celebration of 35 years of supporting students and teachers in Broward County Public Schools. Wear your favorite Oz-inspired attire to the event, which includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, dancing and entertainment. 6:30 p.m. at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, Fort Lauderdale. $250. 754-321-2030,

 11 The fifth annual Waterway Soirée, the signature fundraising event of the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. The event kicks off dockside with a yacht hop and also includes live and silent auctions. 5 p.m. at the Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, Fort Lauderdale. $750. 954-728-1019,

 11 Stiletto Carnival, an event to raise funds for local under-insured women undergoing breast cancer treatment and therapy, where teams, dogs and kids dance in the streets of downtown Fort Lauderdale, competing for crowns. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale. $55. 954-732-0092,

 18 A Sense of Pride: Visual Activists and New Identities, a one-day symposium exploring issues within the LGBTQ+ art community. The event includes panel discussions, workshops, art performances and a performance by The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Free. Seating is limited; reservations required. 954-262-0258,

 18 The Color Run – Love Tour, a 5-K race where runners wear white and are doused from head to toe in colored powders. After the race, there is a party with music, dancing, photo ops, activity booths, vendors and more color throws. 7:30 a.m. at 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Prices vary.

 18 Young At Art Museum’s 30th Birthday Bash & Festival of the Arts, a celebration that includes family-friendly activities, a teen film festival competition and an outdoor movie. 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. $5. 954-424-0085,

24-27 Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, a one-stop shop for homeowners, where you can network with hundreds of industry professionals, meet interior designers, attend seminars and much more. Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and the new Get a Room with Carson and Thom will appear on Sunday and Monday. General hours 4-9:30 p.m. Friday; noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; noon to 7:30 p.m. Monday, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale. $10, adults; $1, children 11 and under; discounts available online through May 23. 305-667-9299,

25-26 National Salute to America’s Heroes presented by Hyundai, a patriotic two-day event on Miami Beach to pay tribute, honor and encourage our military and first responders. The event includes the Hyundai Air & Sea Show (headlined by the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels) and the Music Explosion, a concert on the sands of South Beach. Free to the public between 10th and 14th Streets; VIP tickets available. Times vary.

28 The Venetian Arts Society’s Grand Salon, featuring a wine reception and salon concert by baritone Steven LaBrie. 6-9 p.m. at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. $35, members; $50, non-members. 954-709-7447, 

31 Pinion, which benefits Special Olympics Broward County and its athletes, hosts an End-of-the-Year Luncheon and program. 11 a.m. at Timpano Italian Chophouse, 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $65. 561-309-7232,

31 HANDY’s 14th Annual Scholars Breakfast, recognizing HANDY’s 2019 Graduating Scholars, Champions of Children and Legacy Award winners. 7:30 a.m. at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, Fort Lauderdale. $75.


1 Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation celebrates 15 years of service to the community at its 15th Anniversary Gold Party, featuring an open bar, food stations, entertainment, a silent auction, raffle and a surprise appearance. 7 p.m. at Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale. $100, general; $200, VIP. 954-712-6322,

6 Join Michael Lohwasser from Jackson Family Wines as he presents four varietals of rosé wines paired with small bites at Art of Wine & Food Series: Rosé All Day. 6 p.m. at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. $40; $30, members at the Patron level and above. Advance paid reservations required. 954-262-0258,

7 Art Throwdown & Monster Drawing Rally, an event that is part performance, part art walk and part art sale. During the Drawing Rally, artists will create works in front of a live audience. In the Arts Throwdown, artists compete to create a masterpiece in 90 minutes. 5-10 p.m. at Arts Warehouse, 313 NE Third St., Delray Beach. $10. 561-330-9614,

12 The Boies, Schiller, Flexner Care for Kids Luncheon, presented by BBX Capital and Bluegreen Vacations, and hosted by ChildNet, featuring a luncheon and program, during which ChildNet will present the Champion for Children Award to Albert Wilson, wide receiver of the Miami Dolphins. 11:30 a.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. $85. 954-414-6000,

15  The 20th Annual Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors parade and festival, a celebration of pride, equality and inclusion that includes the parade, vendors, live entertainment and more. 3 p.m. on Wilton Drive in downtown Wilton Manors. Free.

15 Genre-bending icons Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke join forces to present a special night of incredible guitar and vocal wizardry at “An Evening with Raul Midón & the Lionel Loueke Trio.” 8 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Tickets start at $10.


4 Weston’s Annual July 4th Hometown Celebration Parade. This year’s theme is “The Everyday Hero.” 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Town Center Boulevard and Three Village Road. Free. 954-389-4321,

Save the Date . . .

July 27 Singer and songwriter Lionel Richie brings his “Hello Tour” to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $101.50.


                                                                   – Robyn A. Friedman


PHOTO: Lionel Richie, July 27 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. (Courtesy)

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