Calendar — 30 September 2016
The calendar for October 2016, and beyond

Editor’s note: Some events may be canceled or postponed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Please call ahead.


The Friday Night Soundwaves series on Fort Lauderdale beach Oct. 7 has been canceled. Next up in the free live music series on Fort Lauderdale Beach will be a Full Moon Party featuring The Tom Sartori Band (14), Big City Dogs (21), Palo! (28) and Mr. Nice Guy Band (Nov. 4). 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, Fort Lauderdale.

Bacon Bash (RESCHEDULED from Oct. 8 to Jan. 22) where bacon lovers can purchase bacon and porky bites from some of South Florida’s favorite eateries and vote for “Best Bacon Dish” and the “Most Creative Use of Bacon.” Proceeds benefit Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Covenant House Florida. 1-5 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Free. Bacon dishes start at $5; VIPs (21+ only) can pay $30 in advance or $35 at the door to sample 10 beverages while enjoying bacony bites in the VIP area. Cash bar available.

The National Stroke Association’s Comeback Trail 5K Run/Walk scheduled for Oct. 8 has been POSTPONED), celebrating South Florida stroke survivors. 8:30 a.m. at Huizenga Plaza, Fort Lauderdale. $25.

POSTPONED  The 10th annual Taste of Harbor Beach, benefitting The Children’s Miracle Network and showcasing the hottest in culinary creations from local restaurants, scheduled for Saturday Oct. 8 has been postponed, date to be announced. The evening will includes live and silent auctions and desserts, cordials and coffee in addition to the food stations. 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. $75 in advance; $100 at the door. To reserve a ticket, call 954-765-3021.

14  Minions of Pinion, the annual membership luncheon of Pinion Inc., whose mission is to support Special Olympics Broward County. The event includes a cocktail hour, lunch, Chinese auction and raffles. 11 a.m. at The Capital Grille, 2430 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $65. 954-614-6795,

15  Enjoy Japanese folk dancing, taiko drumming, a street fair and the iconic lantern-floating ceremony at the 2016 Lantern Festival. 3-8 p.m. at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. $16, adults; $11, ages 4-10; free for children 3 and under. 561-495-0233,

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.

17  Enjoy an evening of great music, and some humor too, at a free concert by the Boston Brass. 7:30 p.m. at Roberts Theater at Andrews Hall – The Center for Performing Arts, Saint Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton. 561-210-2000,

19  In My Shoes Luncheon, a luncheon and boutique benefiting JAFCO’s Children’s Ability Center. 9:30 a.m. at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. $100. 954-315-8698,

20  Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s 7th Annual Comedy Night, with a performance by comedic actor Mark Simmons. 6:30 p.m. at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. $75 (includes cocktail hour with open bar and appetizers). 561-218-2929,

20  24th Annual Hollywood Welcomes the Stars, benefitting the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club and including a red carpet, lavish buffet and cocktails, live and silent auctions and an opportunity to meet with six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. 5:30 p.m. at Gallery of Amazing Things, Dania Beach. $250.

21  The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s 13th Annual Go Pink Luncheon, benefitting breast cancer programs at the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute and the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute. Good Morning America News Anchor Amy Robach and her husband, Andrew Shue, will appear. 11 a.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. $175. 561-955-4142,

22  United Way of Broward County’s Mayors’ Gala, benefitting MISSION UNITED and featuring cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. 6 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. $250.

22-23  29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair, ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 600 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Free.

24  15th Annual Signature Grand Ghoul, an event that transforms the Signature Grand into a haunted mansion. Emceed by former Miami Dolphin O.J. McDuffie, the Ghoul features music, a costume contest, silent auction, open bar and gourmet buffet, all to benefit 2-1-1 Broward. 7 p.m. at 6900 W. State Road 84, Davie. Tickets start at $75.

26  The 2nd Annual AutoNation Pink Tie Bash & VIP Pink Dinner, benefiting NSU’s Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research. The event is hosted by Miami Dolphins player Koa Misi and includes a champagne reception and dinner with wine pairings. 6 p.m. at Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 SE 12th St., Fort Lauderdale. $50, Pink Tie Bash cocktail party; $250, VIP Pink Dinner.

27  Sun Sentinel/City & Shore Magazine’s Party in Pink, featuring Lisa Vanderpump, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules and Dancing with the Stars. 6:30 p.m. at the W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale (VIP guests enter at 5:30 p.m.). $75, general; $125, VIP.

29  The Museum of Discovery and Science hosts the Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale MODS Masquerade – A Venetian Fantasy Gala, a formal masquerade-themed evening with a Venetian twist, complete with a cocktail reception, dinner with wine pairing, dancing and silent auction. 6 p.m. at 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Ticket prices vary. 954-713-0918,

29  Friends of Music presents “Tropical Wave,” featuring the Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gold Coast Wind Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Tickets start at $5. 954-752-5620.

29  Malika Tirolien, a jazz singer from Guadeloupe, performs. 7:30 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Ticket prices vary. 954-201-6884;


1  Pinion Passion Hour, to raise funds for Special Olympics Broward County and its athletes. 5:30 p.m. at Boatyard, 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. $10, members; $15, non-members (includes one cocktail and appetizers). 954-614-6795,

3-7   The 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world, with seven venues and more than 3 million square feet of space. $28, adults; $12, kids 6-15.

4-20  The 31st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, celebrating independent cinema and featuring a variety of film presentations, along with special events such as an Opening Night Film & Party at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood (with special guests), a Closing Night Film and Party at Bailey Hall, film, food and wine pairings throughout the Festival, a Chairman’s Brunch Cruise and much more. Times, venues and prices vary.

Save the Date . . .

Nov. 18-20  Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, featuring pro-celebrity tennis and the Gala Dinner Dance. Ticket prices and venues vary. 561-394-2400,


Dec. 1  Twelve prominent South Florida men will strut the runway during The Galleria’s Alpine Jaguar 10th Annual Men of Style Shopping Night, presented by Signature Grand. The leading men will each represent one of 12 participating charities. The evening includes an array of culinary delights and bar selections, live music and a runway show. Tickets start at $75 and include The Galleria’s “Passport of Savings.”

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