Calendar Departments — 02 February 2018
The Calendar for February 2018, and beyond


 4  Books, Bellinis & Bel Canto, a musical brunch that includes a Bellini reception, hors d’oeuvres, lunch, performances by opera singers and musicians, raffle prizes and book giveaways, to benefit the EW Foundation, which provides character-education books and programs for children. 11:30 a.m. at Club Colette, Palm Beach. Tickets start at $150. 561-833-0131,

 9  White White West, an evening of dancing, food, drinks, a silent auction and live entertainment to benefit Horses Healing Hearts. 7 p.m. at Wellington National Golf Club, 400 Binks Forest Drive. Dress is white western chic. $125. 561-308-6431,

 10-11  Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival, featuring food, drink, arts and crafts, music and visual entertainment. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. Free; VIP tickets available. 941-487-8061,

 11  Gala in the Gardens, the annual food and wine gala benefiting the botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary at Flamingo Gardens. Dine under the stars and bid on silent auction items while sampling premium wines and craft beers paired with tastings from area restaurants and caterers. 5 p.m., VIP reception; 6 p.m., main event, at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. Tickets start at $50. 954-473-2955,

11  Enjoy wine, champagne, hors d’oeuvres and music in the round, surrounded by great views and the sunset, at Symphony of the Americas Serenades @ Sunset – Amernet String Quartet. 5:30 p.m. at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, Fort Lauderdale. $55 (includes one alcoholic or soft drink). 954-335-7002,

11 The Beach Boys perform at The Center (formerly known as the Coral Springs Center for the Arts). 7 p.m. Tickets start at $63. 954-344-5990,

15  Dancing With the Stars: Live! – Light Up the Night, an all-new production showcasing mirror-ball champion Jordan Fisher. 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. Tickets start at $40.

17  The Cowboy Ball, hosted by The George Snow Scholarship Fund. The event features culinary delights, whiskey tasting and a saloon with dancing and entertainment. 6-11 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater. $175. 561-347-6799,

17  Trio Da Paz, featuring three of Brazil’s most in-demand jazz musicians. 8 p.m. at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Tickets start at $11. 954-201-6884,

21  Thomas Friedman, a foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, speaks on “The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology & Geopolitics” as part of the Broward College Speaker Series. 7:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. $60.

21  Pop music icon Barry Manilow takes the stage at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood in celebration of his new album, “This is My Town: Songs of New York.” 8 p.m. Tickets start at $65.

21  The Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope’s 2018 Shop The Day Away Luncheon, featuring Jenna Bush Hager as keynote speaker, as well as a silent auction with more than 700 luxury designer items. 10 a.m. at The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach. $400. 561-748-7227,

21-25  CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale, an all-star lineup of chefs, celebrities and new events that provide a taste of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Broward. Times, locations and prices vary.

22  Florida’s Children First 2018 Broward County Advocacy Awards and Reception, honoring local child advocates. 5:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. A $100 contribution is suggested. 954-796-0860,

23-25  The 12th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, a weekend of events benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, which includes the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party, where guests can meet Indy 500 race car driver Jack Harvey (Friday); the Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show, featuring a performance by Tim Allen (Saturday); and an automobile and motorcycle exhibition (Sunday), where Allen will be joined by fellow celebrity judge Jay Leno — and much more.

25  Andy’s 16th Annual Family Pasta Dinner, benefitting LifeNet4Families, a casual evening complete with a traditional family-style pasta dinner. 4 p.m. at Signature Grand, 6900 W. State Road 84, Davie. $50 per adult (includes one child under 13); additional child tickets are $25.

25  ANF Group Tour de Broward, a fundraiser for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event includes 50-K and 100-K bicycle rides, a 5-K timed run, 3-K walk and a kids’ play zone. 7 a.m. at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway. Registration starts at $15. 954-905-5633,

27-March 4 Beach Volleyball Major Series 2018, where some of the world’s best volleyball players will battle it out for a $600,000 purse. The six-day tournament takes place at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1100 Seabreeze Blvd. Times vary. General admission is free, but is first-come, first-serve, so serious fans are advised to purchase tickets, especially for marquee matchups. All medal matches are ticketed as well.

Save the Date …

March 16  The Museum of Discovery and Science’s 23rd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration, featuring tastings from local restaurants and a vast array of wines and spirits from around the world, as well as craft beers, a silent auction and a complimentary wine glass for every guest. Tickets start at $150. 954-713-0918,

March 25  United Community Options of South Florida’s 6th Annual Ultimate Chefs’ Dinner, in which three local chefs will collaborate to present an elegant three-course meal. 6 p.m. at Grateful Palate, Fort Lauderdale. 954-315-4057,

May 5 The 11th annual American Fine Wine Competition Charity Wine Gala, featuring more than 600 award-winning wines from the annual South Florida-based wine competition poured with a gourmet dinner. Wine auctions, winery tasting rooms and live entertainment. 6:30-11 p.m. at Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $300, available at Information, 561-504-0206.


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