Departments — 01 November 2019
The calendar for November 2019, and beyond


 3 Būccan’s Palm Beach No Kid Hungry Dinner, an intimate event to benefit Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The event includes a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception, five-course dinner with wine pairings and a live auction. 6 p.m. at 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach. Tickets start at $500.

5 The Boca Raton Garden Club’s monthly meeting, featuring Sydelle Dombrowsky, certified Florida master gardener and master naturalist, who will speak on “What’s in My Salad – Is It a Fruit, Vegetable or What?” 1 p.m. at 4281 NW Third Ave., Boca Raton. Free and open to the public. 561-395-9376, 

5 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Football Spirit Night, a culinary competition that includes food and drink tastings, entertainment and open bar. 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, 2000 NW 19th St. $50 in advance; $60 at the door. 561-385-0144,

5 Pinion Passion Hour, benefiting Special Olympics Broward County and its athletes. 5:30 p.m. at Even Keel Fish & Oyster, 4100 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. $10, members; $15, non-members (includes one cocktail and light bites). 954-614-6795,

7 Art of Wine and Food Series: Pilgrims of Spain, featuring Roberto Volpe from Gonzalez Byass USA as he presents four varietals from Beronia Winery that celebrate the pilgrimage of wines throughout Spain, all paired with small bites. 6-8 p.m. at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, One E. Las Olas Blvd. $40; $30 for members at the Patron level or above. Advance paid reservations required. 954-262-0258,

7-9 The 32nd Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Rendezvous founded by Rita & Rick Case, which includes a VIP Welcome Reception, Mystical Yacht Hop Event and Dockside Cocktail Party (Thursday), Enchanted Mansion Feast Costume and Dance Party (Friday) and the “Winter is Coming”-themed White Gala, featuring a live performance by Flo Rida (Saturday). Events take place at the Fisher Island Club and The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne; times vary. Sponsorship opportunities, donations and yacht entries available at varying prices; individual tickets are $1,500. 954-537-1010,

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.

9 The second annual St. Jude Popup Dinner Party for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, headlined by Chef Norman Van Aken and including a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, a speaker and dancing. 7 p.m. at the W Fort Lauderdale. $250. 305-537-1429,

9 SwampFest Bluegrass Festival, featuring Rodney Dillard and local favorites Uproot Hootenanny and Florida State Bluegrass Band. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. $19.95, 12 and up; $12.95, ages 3-11; children 2 and under and members of Flamingo Gardens and the South Florida Bluegrass Association are free.

14 The Museum of Discovery and Science’s Discovery After Dark: MODS Makes, an adults-only, science-themed event that invites guests to socialize, create and collaborate with hands-on STEM experiences, augmented reality and Magic Leap technology while enjoying adult beverages and delicious bites. 5:30–8 p.m. at 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 21+ only. $20, museum members; $25, non-members (ticket included one drink ticket, exhibits and science demonstrations; cash bar, drinks and bites also available for purchase). 954-713-0913,

14 The Boca Real Estate Investment Club’s last formal meeting of the year, where members will compete for “Deal of the Year.” 6:30 p.m. at Gold Coast School of Real Estate, 2600 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Members, free; non-members, $15. 561-391-7325,

14 Light Up Lauderdale, the kick-off to the holiday season in Fort Lauderdale. The family-friendly event includes music, pony rides, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, face painting and the lighting ceremony. 6-9 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Free.

15-17 The Cardinal Gibbons High School Drama Department presents Bright Star, an award-winning musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday, at Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie. Tickets start at $15.

16 Sun-Sentinel PRIME Expo, an informative, inspiring and fun day designed especially for adults 50+ that includes interactive exhibitors, live entertainment and expert speakers presenting the latest on health and wellness, financial planning, travel, relationships and much more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. Free.

16  Turkey Tennis Tournament, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and benefiting Covenant House. Open to players of all levels. Noon, at Lauderdale Tennis Club, 600 Tennis Club Drive. $30 donation to play; $15 donation to view. 954-802-9000,

16-Dec. 30 Hoffman’s Chocolates 29th Annual Winter Wonderland Presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, an annual holiday event with more than 125,000 LED lights, holiday light displays, a 12-foot LaCroix Sparkling Christmas tree, a nativity scene, life-sized nutcrackers, food trucks and more. There will also be a festive Hanukkah display presented by Florida Blue, with a nine-foot dreidel and other holiday décor, as well as photo ops with Santa and a 2,400-square-foot ice rink. 6-10 p.m. nightly, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas eve and Christmas day, at 5190 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres. Admission is free; ice skating at additional fee.

16 Doris Italian Market & Bakery’s Wine Night, offering guests the opportunity to sample more than 100 wines from around the world and feast on a gourmet buffet. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at 10057 Sunset Strip, Sunrise. $24.95. 954-572-5269,

16 Mandy Harvey, a deaf singer who appeared on America’s Got Talent, headlines Hearing the Call – South Florida, sponsored by Hearing Partners of South Florida. 7 p.m. at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. $45.

19 History Happy Hour: History of Alligator Wresting with Everett Osceola, which includes light bites, wine, museum tours and a little history. 5:30 p.m. at the Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $15, members; $20 non-members. 954-524-4736,

21 Holy Cross Hospital’s Women Owning Wellness presents the 12th Annual This One’s for the Girls! Luncheon, benefiting Holy Cross Hospital’s Partners in Breast Health program. 10:30 a.m. at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. $120. 954-229-8562,

21 Business for the Arts of Broward inaugural ART + STROLL, featuring live entertainment and painting, sidewalk chalk art and more. 5-7 p.m. in the lobbies of 401, 301 and 450 Las Olas Blvd. The stroll is free, but $15 tickets are available that include beverage and appetizer tastings in each lobby.

21-23 The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter’s 27th annual juried art and craft show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at The Fieldhouse, Delray Beach. Free. 561-274-4717.

22-24  The Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, a weekend of tennis sponsored by City & Shore magazine 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,

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 and Renan Rodriguez. Times vary. Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

24 Family Fun Day, with plenty of free activities for kids of all ages – and parents too. The event includes face painting, a pirate ship, photo ops, live music, a toboggan tunnel, food and beverages for sale and much more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Free.

 28 The 9th Annual Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot, a 5-K walk/run down beautiful A1A on Thanksgiving morning, sponsored by City & Shore magazine, to benefit the Leadership Broward Foundation and the MedPro Future Nurse Scholarship. Thanksgiving costumes are encouraged. 6 a.m., registration; 7:30, race start, at DC Alexander Park, Fort Lauderdale. $40, 5-K; $15, kids dash (10 and under).

Save the Date . . .

Feb. 21-22 Jerry Seinfeld returns to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $80.

Feb. 25 Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020, an all-new production featuring professional dancers from the ABC hit show. 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Tickets start at $60.


PhotoSun-Sentinel PRIME Expo, Nov. 16. Sun Sentinel photo


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