Calendar — 07 October 2021
The calendar for October 2021, and beyond

11-Nov. 1  History Fort Lauderdale presents Making Waves: A Visual History of the Marine Industry in Fort Lauderdale, which chronicles the marine pioneers and companies that contributed to the city’s rise to yachting fame. The free exhibit includes 40 never-before-displayed photos. Free, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd.

15-16 The Boca Raton Garden Club’s Fall Craft and Plant Sale, featuring handmade decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving and the holidays, as well as plants propagated by club members. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4281 NW Third Ave., Boca Raton. Free.

 16 Tropical Fruit Tree and Edible Plant Sale, hosted by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International and featuring vendors with a wide variety of fruit trees, herbs, spices, honey and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Agriplex Building on the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Admission and parking are free.

16  “An Evening of Stars,” the United Way of Broward County Mayors’ Gala, honoring stars in the community for their support during the pandemic. The evening includes a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner, live entertainment and a program highlighting the work United Way of Broward County accomplishes. 6 p.m. at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. $250.

20  Black Dresses & Blueprints, sponsored by Rebuilding Together Broward County, an event recognizing outstanding women who are leaders and have had an effect in the construction industry and the community. The event includes a cocktail reception and awards ceremony. 6 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. $125.

 21  Sun-Sentinel Party in Pink, a virtual event that will include a conversation with breast cancer survivor Lori Allen from “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.” 5 p.m.

21  Discover the rich heritage, culture, beauty and spirit of the Polynesian Islands at Discovery After Dark – Island Style, featuring island entertainment, science shows, music, adult beverages and delicious bites. 21+ only. 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale. $20, members; $25, non-members (includes one drink or food ticket, exhibits and science demonstrations).

22  Friday Night Sound Waves, the free live-music series on Fort Lauderdale Beach, featuring a performance by 30Vice. Bring a chair or blanket, facial covering, hand sanitizer and food/snacks; alcohol is prohibited. 6:30 p.m. at Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.

23  Making Strides of Broward, presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, raising money to help the American Cancer Society fund breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo and a live 24/7 cancer helpline. 8 a.m. at Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-331-3368,

25  Put on your dancing shoes and costume for a night of fun at the Signature Grand Ghoul, a spook-tacular evening where the Signature Grand is transformed into a haunted mansion. The event includes a costume contest, open bar, buffet and the opportunity to mix and mingle with NFL alumni, local celebrities and other South Florida notables. 7 p.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. Tickets start at $100, or $175 for two.

27-31  The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, a five-day event that has the largest in-water presence of boats and marine exhibits. Venues, times and prices vary.

29  The 8th annual Clinics Can Help Golf Classic, featuring a shotgun start, prizes, an awards ceremony and lunch. Proceeds benefit the Clinics Can Help KINDER project, providing adaptive equipment to children with special needs. 11:30 a.m. at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf Club, 1900 Banyan Club Road, West Palm Beach. $300, individuals; $1,200, foursomes. 561-640-2995,

29  The Price is Right Live, an interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come on Down” and play the popular TV game show. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations and maybe even a new car. 8 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Tickets start at $43.87. 954-344-5990,

29  Fort Lauderdale Concours, featuring a display of classic cars, fine art, cocktails, canapes and live music. 5-10 p.m. on the roof of the Las Olas Parking Garage, 200 Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale. $150.

30  History Fort Lauderdale’s 25th annual History Makers fundraiser, celebrating the Marine Industries Association of South Florida’s 60th anniversary and the Denison Family, a pioneering family in the marine Industry. 6:30 p.m. at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina Superyacht Pavilion, 2301 SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale. $100. 954-463-4431,


4-6  The 33rd Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Rendezvous, founded by Rita and Rick Case, and featuring the signature Yacht Hop (Thursday), Ports of Call Costume and Dance Party (Friday) and a formal Black Tie Gala (Saturday) with a live performance by Colbie Caillat at the Fisher Island Club. Times and prices vary. 954-537-1010, YachtRendezvous,com.  

The 4th annual Exotics on Las Olas, an exotic car showcase with over 250 vehicles on display. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Las Olas Boulevard from SE Sixth Avenue to SE 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Free. 305-725-3096,

13  West Palm Beach Library Foundation’s Food for Thought Gala, featuring author Valerie Hemingway and including an elegant dinner. 6:30 p.m. at the Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach. $350. 561-868-7715,

14  The Hanley Foundation Brice Makris Memorial Picnic, which includes a picnic-style luncheon, family activities, a silent auction and entertainment. 11 a.m. at Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton. $125, adults; $50 kids 4-12; free for 3 and under.

18  Women of Distinction Luncheon, highlighting women leaders who have made significant achievements professionally and as community stewards. 11:45 a.m. at the Signature Grand, Davie. $125.

19  From South Florida, with Love!, featuring a performance by pianist Julian Gargiulo. 7 p.m. on the New River Terrace at Historic Stranahan House Museum, Fort Lauderdale. $95 (limited seating). 954-709-7447,

21  Family Fun Day, a traditional family event that’s fun for young and old, with lots of free activities and a variety of food and beverages for sale. Get your face painted, check out the Florida Renaissance Pirate Ship and get your photo taken with Santa. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza, Fort Lauderdale. Free.

Save the Date …

Dec. 2  The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Men of Style, a popular charity fashion fundraiser sponsored by City & Shore magazine and benefiting 12 local non-profit organizations while showcasing influential men who have a positive effect on our community.

Dec. 11  The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Starting in downtown Fort Lauderdale at 6:30 p.m. and traveling to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach, the parade is 12 miles of the “best show on H2O.” Free; tickets in the parade viewing area at Las Olas Intracoastal Park start at $15.

Dec. 16  Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular, featuring acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. 7 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Tickets, starting at $42.27, are on sale now. 954-344-5990,

Jan. 1, 2022  Something Big Yoga 2022, touted as the largest free live-music yoga bash in America, sponsored by Yoga Journey and Baptist Health South Florida. The event includes yoga to live music, a marketplace and gourmet food trucks. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton.

Jan. 10-16, 2022  The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival returns, offering a full week of foodie-driven events, including the signature Grand Tasting and free Family Day presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The festival also includes intimate chef-driven dinners, food and beverage classes and a few new surprises. Dates, times, venues and prices vary.

Feb. 25-27, 2022  The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Auto enthusiasts will have a chance to view the Marque of the Year, Pre-War Chrysler & Imperial, Coach Built and several Features of the Year: Chrysler & Imperial post-war 1946, 1957, 1958-1975; 100th Anniversary of the Springfield Rolls-Royce and 1961; Morgan three-wheelers and Jaguar “E” Type 60th Anniversary. Times, prices and venues vary. 


PHOTO: “History Fort Lauderdale presents “Making Waves: A Visual History of the Marine Industry in Fort Lauderdale.” (Courtesy).


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