Calendar — 04 October 2019
The calendar for October 2019, and beyond


10 Lips’ Annual “Victor Victoria” fundraiser to benefit Neighbors 4 Neighbors, an event where local business executives are recreated as pop stars. The event includes dinner and the show. 6 p.m., VIP; 7 p.m., general, at 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $75, general; $100, VIP (which includes champagne reception and priority seating). 305-597-4404,

10-20 The 11th annual Fort Lauderdale edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, presented by Gilead and Broward County, a film festival designed to inspire, entertain, educate and encourage a sense of community. Times, prices and venues vary.

11 Broward Education Foundation honors outstanding community luminaries and champions in education who are alumni of Broward County public schools at its annual Publix Super Markets Charities 2019 Hall of Fame Breakfast, presented by Memorial Healthcare System. 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 301 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $50.

12 Peter Pan Pirate Party, a magic afternoon adventure along the shore of the New River that combines the renowned literary characters of Peter Pan with crafts, games, prizes, food and fun. 11 a.m. at the Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $20 for one child and one adult together; additional family members are $15 each; advance registration required. 954-524-4736,

15 FAB! Funding Arts Broward Fall Luncheon, featuring a presentation by Martin Childers, managing director of Island City Stage, an organization creating quality theatrical experiences that focus on the LGBTQ community. 11:30 a.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. $55.

17 JAFCO’s In My Shoes Luncheon, featuring a boutique, luncheon and program, to support families who are raising children with developmental disabilities. 9:30 a.m. at Boca West Country Club. $125. 954-315-8698,

18 Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s 16th Annual Go Pink Luncheon, featuring a performance by actor, comedian, producer, writer and physician Dr. Ken Jeong. 11 a.m. at Boca Raton Resort & Club. $175. 561-955-3249,

19 United Way of Broward County celebrates 80 years of changing lives at its Annual Mayors’ Gala, which includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, program, entertainment, live auction and dancing. 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale. $450. 

19 Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale and AutoNation are teaming up to raise awareness of breast cancer for the Rosé Garden Party, which features live musical entertainment, signature sips and culinary treats, plus raffles, all to benefit the Dolphins Cancer Challenge for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. 8 p.m. at Blue Martini at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 954-529-4605.

23 NAIOP South Florida, the commercial real estate development association, presents its annual Signature Speaker Series. Headlining the event is former White House Communications Director Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci. 5 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. $75, members; $100, non-members. 954-990-5116,

24 The Venetian Arts Society presents legendary American dancer, choreographer and founding artistic director of the Miami City Ballet Edward Villella. 6 p.m., hors d’oeuvres and wine; 7 p.m., salon concert, at Don Taft University Center at Nova Southeastern University. $35, members; $50, non-members.

25 Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s 27th Annual Hollywood Welcomes the Stars, a star-studded event that includes a red carpet, buffet, cocktails, live and silent auctions and an opportunity to mingle with celebrities, athletes and personalities. Miami Dolphins great Channing Crowder will host. 5:30 p.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. $250. 954-537-1010,

25 Grammy Award-winning Maroon 5 headlines the grand opening of the new Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $104.

26 The Museum of Discovery and Science’s Speakeasy Gala, complete with a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing. Black-tie attire. 6 p.m. at 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. $750. 954-713-0918,

28 Signature Grand Ghoul, when the Signature Grand is transformed into a spook-tacular mansion. The event includes gourmet food, open bar, specialty drinks, dancing, mingling with local celebrities and former athletes and a costume contest. 7 p.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. $100, general; $125, VIP. 954-390-0493,


1-3 The Boca Raton Garden Club’s Holiday House Crafts, Plants and Bake Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4281 NW Third Ave., Boca Raton. No plant sale on Sunday. Free. 561-395-9376,

Save the Date . . .

 Nov. 9 10th annual Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival, a culinary competition that pairs NFL legends with 22 noteworthy chefs from local restaurants and bars, as well as cornhole competitions and live music. Noon, at Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE Sixth St. Grill-Off: $85, general; $125, VIP.

Nov. 22-24 The Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, a weekend of tennis that includes two days of pro-celebrity tennis with Hollywood stars and Wimbledon champions as well as the annual gala dinner, featuring a performance by Barry Gibb. Times, locations and prices vary. 561-394-2400,

Nov. 22-24 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 an appearance by Carter Oosterhouse from TLC’s Trading Spaces; as well as room vignettes designed by Viviana Galetto, Perla Lichi, Michael Zavala and Renan Rodriguez. Times vary. Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

 Photo: Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, Nov. 22-24. (Courtesy).

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