21 The American Red Cross Broward County Chapter’s annual Dine & Dock VIP Celebrity Auction and 2016 Humanitarian Awards. 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale. $150. 954-702-9261, redcross.org/southflorida.
24 The GLBX Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce presents ARTOPIA, featuring musical entertainment, fine arts, gourmet food and specialty drinks. 7 p.m. at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. $100, general admission; $150, VIP. 954-621-1350, glbx.org.
24 Song of the Phoenix, featuring original and unique choreography by Nai-Ni Chen. 7:30 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Ticket prices vary. 954-201-6884, baileyhall.org/signature-series/item/nai-ni-chen-dance-song-of-the-phoenix.
24 Say goodbye to the summer and welcome fall at the 2nd Annual Riverwalk Fall Festival, featuring carnival-themed games, activities, competitions, live music and an assortment of vendors and food. 12-4 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Free. 954-468-1541, goriverwalk.com.
1 Community Salute!, the kickoff of the 25th anniversary season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, with entertainment and special surprises throughout the day. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., with light bites, mimosas and coffee. Entertainment, activities and giveaways begin at 8 a.m.; tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Free. 561-832-7469, kravis.org.
Save the Date …
Oct. 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. Glam-A-THON.com.
Oct. 27 Sun Sentinel/City & Shore Magazine’s Party in Pink. 6:30 p.m. at the W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale (VIP guests enter at 5:30 p.m.). $75, general; $125, VIP. Sunsentinel.com/pinktix
Nov. 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. Flibs.com.
—Robyn A. Friedman