1 Pinion Passion Hour, benefiting Special Olympics Broward County and its athletes. 5:30 p.m. at the B Ocean Resort, 1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $10, members; $15, non-members (includes one cocktail and light bites). 954-614-6795, pinioninc.com.
3 Art of Wine and Food Series Presents Wine and Chocolate, featuring a tasting of four varietals paired with four different types of chocolate from Hoffman’s Chocolates. 6 p.m. at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. $40; $25 for those at the Patron level and above. Advance reservations required. 954-262-0249, nsuartmuseum.org.
4, 11, 18, 25 and Sept. 1 Friday Night Sound Waves, a free live music series on Fort Lauderdale Beach, featuring Celebration (4), Andrew Morris (11), Big Harvest (18), Grace & the Victory Riders (25) and Roll the Stones (1). 6-9 p.m. on the sand at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, Fort Lauderdale. fridaynightsoundwaves.com.
5 Symphony of the Americas, under the baton of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, will be joined by international musicians for the Summerfest 2017 concert. 7 p.m. at the Florida Atlantic University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. $20; $45, VIP, which includes premier seating and a reception. 800-564-9539, fauevents.com.
11 Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk, an opportunity to explore Japanese gardens, sip craft sake, indulge in Pan-Asian cuisine and enjoy a roaring taiko drum performance. 5:30 p.m. at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Tickets start at $5 (food, drink and drum performance not included in admission price). 561-495-0233, morikami.org.
18 Ladies Night Out, featuring cocktails, karaoke, food and wine samples, a silent auction, music and more. 6-9 p.m. at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. $7 in advance; $10 at the door. 21+ only. 561-832-1988, sfsciencecenter.org.
18 10th annual Boca’s Ballroom Battle, a dance showcase starring Boca community leaders, benefiting the George Snow Scholarship Fund. 6 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Tickets start at $185. 561-347-6799, scholarship.org.
Save the Date ….
Sept. 23 3rd Annual Riverwalk Fall Festival, featuring carnival-themed games, competitions, face painting, train rides, music and fun for the entire family. Vendors and food trucks will be on-site. Noon to 4 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Free. 954-468-1541, goriverwalk.com.
Oct. 14 The Strut, a festive walkathon to raise funds for Broward Health Foundation to support local under-insured women undergoing breast cancer treatment and therapy. Men, women, kids –
and dogs – are welcome to form teams, dress in their most outrageous fashions and strut their stuff before celebrity judges. 11 a.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. $55. Glam-A-THON.com.
Oct. 28 The Museum of Discovery and Science hosts the PNC Bank Journey to the Amazon Gala, a formal Amazon-themed evening with dining and dancing honoring Kim Cavendish, the Museum’s president and CEO. 6 p.m. at the Museum, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-713-0918, mods.org.
Nov. 9-11 30th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Yacht Rendezvous, at Miami’s Fisher Island Club and featuring a yacht hop under the stars, cocktail and dinner parties, celebrity entertainment and more. 954-537-1010, yachtrendezvous.com.
Nov. 16-18 The 22nd Annual Florida Classic, a three-day event that includes a dinner with entertainment by Jon Secada, BeachBash and golf and fishing tournaments, all to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 954-739-5006, floridaclassic.eventscff.org.
— Robyn A. Friedman