Fort Lauderdale tends to host some of the most amazing events in the world including The International Boat Show, The International Olive Oil Festival, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival - FLIFF and the Antiques Show!  Below are some events shared with us by the local magazine:


Dec. 1, 2014


Location:
ArtServe


Time:
December 01, 2014 - January 02, 2015


954-462-8190


ArtServe


unWRAPPED Exhibit

The hottest destination this holiday season is ArtServe’s Gallery and Gift Shop as unWRAPPED offers art patrons and gift-givers alike an amazing collection of reasonably priced, one-of-a-kind creations by the area’s top artists. Find original art, holiday ornaments, hand crafted cards and the perfect painting to freshen up your home for the holidays. Also featured at unWRAPPED is a special exhibit called, “Ribbons for the Children” featuring art by local children with HIV/AIDS. Proceeds support the Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center.


Dec. 1, 2014


Location:
Children Diagnostic & Treatment Center


Time:
December 01, 2014 - December 19, 2014


954-728-1040


Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center


Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center Toy Drive

The Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center will be collecting toys between December 1 – 19th during regular business hours at CDTC – 1401 S Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale. Toys are for ages birth to 16.


Dec. 2, 2014


Location:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Time:
December 02, 2014


954-390-0550


World Aids Museum and Educational Center


ed@worldaidsmuseum.com


An Evening of Celebration

An Evening of Celebration will begin at 6:00 pm with a VIP cocktail reception in the new, waterfront Huizenga Pavilion at the Broward Center. More than 50 healthcare professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping those with HIV / AIDS will be recognized.

The highlight of the evening will be a concert at the Amaturo Theater by the renowned 60-piece South Florida Symphony Orchestra featuring Conductor Sebrina Maria Alfonso and internationally acclaimed soloist Nicole Henry. Proceeds from An Evening of Celebration will benefit the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center.


Dec. 2, 2014


Location:
The Plaza on Las Olas


Time:
December 02, 2014


954-463-8772


Jack and Jill Children's Center


Stiles Corporation’s 13th Annual Light Up Downtown

This family event celebrates the joy of the holidays while at the same time supporting families in our community who are in need.  Children will be entertained with face painting, games, rides and crafts while adults will have the opportunity to sample hors d’oeuvres and spirits.  This annual event will culminate with the lighting of a beautifully ornamented 30 foot tree sponsored by Stiles Corporation.


Dec. 2, 2014


Location:
Las Olas Boulevard Streets


Time:
December 02, 2014


954-258-8382


Las Olas Boulevard


The 52nd Annual Christmas on Las Olas

Over 40,000 people are expected to attend to experience some of their favorite things… children climbing the Anidjar & Levine Snow Mountain to benefit the Southeast Police Motorcycle Rodeo, Mangos movie madness will be showing Arthur Christmas, One Beat CPR is doing Santa's Village on the Great Lawn of the Riverside Hotel and even Santa is moving to the Great Lawn this year… dozens of local choirs from schools and churches will fill the air with the sounds of the holidays from three stages.  An eclectic array of food vendors will be offering holiday treats! Ho… Ho… Ho!


Dec. 3, 2014


Location:
Historic Stranahan House Museum


Time:
December 03, 2014


954-524-4736


Historic Stranahan House Museum


director@stranahanhouse.org


Holiday Celebration and Open House

Experience a special open house and reception to kick off the holiday season at the Historic Stranahan House Museum. The Stranahan House Board of Directors welcomes you to view the house beautifully decorated for the holidays. Enjoy a selection of fine desserts and private holiday shopping with unique hand crafted items.


Dec. 3, 2014


Location:
Anglin’s Square at the beach


Time:
December 03, 2014


954-640-4200


Christmas-By-The-Sea


Christmas-By-The-Sea

The annual CHRISTMAS-BY-THE-SEA Event, featuring the 2nd Annual “Best Dressed Window” Award is coming back to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The event will feature Holiday carolers and dancers, a Yuletide Market, children’s activities, and of course a visit with Santa!


Dec. 4, 2014


Location:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Time:
December 04 and December 06, 2014


800-741-1010


Florida Grand Opera


Madame Butterfly

A young Japanese geisha falls in love with an American naval officer. They marry, but he abandons her to return to America. Eventually he returns with a surprise, unaware she has a surprise for him, too.

 

 

 


Dec. 4, 2014


Location:
The Galleria Mall


Time:
December 04, 2014


954-760-980


https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Register/ECReg.asp?ievent=1119509&en=9sLHIUNzE8L...


The Galleria’s Men of Style Presented by Signature Grand

Plan to attend the annual event featuring Broward’s leading Men of Style on the runway. You won’t want to miss this shopping night and fashion show! Cheer on our man of style, John D. Brant of Patriot National Insurance Group and the other honorees for an evening full of fun and fashion.


Dec. 5, 2014


Location:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Time:
December 05, 2014


954-462-0222


Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Classic Albums Live: A Very Lennon Christmas

Classic Album’s Live: some of the world’s most accomplished musicians performing some of the most iconic albums of all time.  Following up their sold out performance of Abbey Road at the Parker Playhouse —and breaking from their “albums only” tradition — they will be performing an evening of music from John Lennon’s career with the Beatles, the Plastic Ono Band and as a soloist.  

For one night only you will hear Give Peace a Chance, Just Like Starting Over, Help, Jealous Guy, Power To the People, Whatever Gets You Through the Night, Instant Karma,Twist and Shout,  In My Life,  Hide Your Love Away, Strawberry Fields, I Am the Walrus, I’ve Got a Feeling, Ballad of John and Yoko, All You Need is Love, A Day in the Life, Happy Xmas (War is Over)…..and  Imagine.    
You’re not going to want to miss this amazing event!


Othello

Hate. Desire. Jealousy...Love.
William Shakespeare's powerful tragedy tells us of a love that defies the boundaries of race, and of a hate that defies the boundaries of reason. Othello, a Moorish general in the employ of a European power, defies the conventions of his culture to marry a European woman and to rise through the ranks to become a respected and powerful soldier. But his misplaced trust in his ensign, Iago, leads him to discard it all as Iago manipulates and twists the soul of a noble man. Dealing with such varied themes as race, class, jealousy, and trust, Othello is a study in the self-doubt and fear that resides in the hearts of us all.


Dec. 6, 2014


Location:
Historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens


Time:
December 06, 2014 - Dece,ber 07, 2014


954-925-202


Historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens


Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival

Featuring the 8th Annual Orchid & Exotic Plant Sale. Orchids, Exotics, Tropicals, Herbs, Fruit Trees, Garden Art, Gourmet Food Trucks, Libations, Gardening Lectures, Whole Foods Market Cooking Demos, Orchid Displays, Marando Farms Green Market and much more!


Dec. 6, 2014


Location:
Garden Center at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park


Time:
Saturday, December 6 4-8pm


954-563-0550


Hugh Taylor Birch State Park


admin@birchstatepark.org





Dec. 6, 2014


Location:
Broward County Main Library


Time:
December 6, 2014


954-357-8243


Broward County Main Library


Origami that Pops for Family Fun

Steve Vinik will teach you how to fold fun and simple objects that move or pop open using the art of origami. Vinik is an employee of Broward County Library and has taught origami workshops at children’s reading festivals. Preregistration required. Space is limited.


Dec. 6, 2014


Location:
The Polo Club of Boca Raton


Time:
December 06, 2014


954-315-8696


JAFCO


JAFCO Annual Jacobs Ladder Gala

JAFCO will host its 16th annual gala dedicated to raising funds for abused, neglected and children with developmental disabilities. The black-tie affair is chaired by Carol and Stephen Winig and Nanci and Stephen Beyer. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Claire and Gerald Manowitz.


Dec. 6, 2014


Location:
Riverside Park


Time:
December 06, 2014


954-828-4610


City of Fort Lauderdale


Candy Cane Hunt

Get ready for the holidays! Join the City of Fort Lauderdale for the 8th Annual Candy Cane Hunt where you will create holiday delights, hunt for hidden candy canes and celebrate with family and friends as you enjoy some holiday cheer!


Dec. 6, 2014


Location:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Time:
December 06, 2014


954)-462-022


Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka TYA”

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation.


Dec. 6, 2014


Location:
David Posnack Jewish Community Center


Time:
December 06, 2014


954-780-6076


The 3G Project


3G Basketball Tournament #ballforacause

The 2nd Annual 3G Basketball Tournament #ballforacause is an annual fundraiser to promote healthy competition and support the mission, programs and youth served by The 3G Project. Adult basketball teams from all over the county will organize teams and compete on Saturday, December 6, 2014 for a one-day 5-on-5 basketball tournament. Spectators will enjoy some great basketball, a drawing by chance and championship game with all money going towards The 3G Project. Join them for an amazing day to raise funds for foster, adopted and vulnerable youth they serve in Broward County.


Dec. 7, 2014


Location:
DC Alexander Park


Time:
December 07, 2014


954-390-7654


Kids In Distress


13th Annual KID Inlet Challenge Bicycle Ride

Get "geared up" during the KID Inlet Challenge!

Join Kids In Distress (KID) and hundreds of local riders as we shine a light on our mission to prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused and/or neglected. Every mile we ride and every dollar we raise helps KID. Since 2001, the KID Inlet Challenge has raised more than $1,000,000!

Riders can choose from three distances created for each skill level and age: 62.5- (Metric Century), 31- (Half-Metric Century), or 15- (Beach Cruiser) mile ride beginning and ending at Bahia Mar on A1A in Fort Lauderdale.  The ride continues north along A1A into Palm Beach County for the longer distances. 

 


Dec. 7, 2014


Location:
Historic Stranahan House Museum


Time:
December 07, 2014


954-524-4736


Historic Stranahan House Museum


Victorian Holiday Tea

Experience a holiday themed high tea under the canopy at Fort Lauderdale’s oldest home. Guests will enjoy delectable treats and private tours of the Historic Stranahan House Museum’s festive Victorian Christmas display. Perfect for individuals and groups.

Light Up Sistrunk

Join the City of Fort Lauderdale for the 8th Annual Light Up Sistrunk event along historic Sistrunk Boulevard! This one-of-a-kind holiday celebration features outstanding food, fun, and family entertainment, including a free toy giveaway, health fair, kids zone with real snow, photos with Santa, bounce houses, a DJ, game trucks, special appearances by mascots from our local sports teams, and the lighting of a giant holiday tree!


Dec. 7, 2014


Location:
New River Inn Museum


Time:
December 07, 2014


954-463-4431


Florida Historical Society


Holiday Craft Fair

Local craft makers will join together for a family-friendly holiday craft fair offering that perfect opportunity to create that special hand-crafted holiday gift.


Dec. 7, 2014


Location:
Broward Center For The Performing Arts


Time:
December 07, 2014 and December 09, 2014


954-462-0222


Broward Center For The Performing Arts


Symphony Holiday Spectacular

“Funny, Entertaining, and Wow, can they PLAY!” This fantastic Keyboard Duo of Dunlap and Pennington combined with Symphony of the Americas and Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, are guaranteed to deliver one of the finest Holiday Concerts in South Florida!


Dec. 7, 2014


Location:
Young At Art Museum


Time:
December 07, 2014


954-424-0085


Young At Art Museum


Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare

Japanese pop artist Sebastian Masuda and Kawaii Model and “6%DOKIDOKI shop girl” Yuka, will be at the Museum, where Yuka will do a live performance in Masuda’s one-man exhibition, a colorful and immersive experience of plastic toys, stuffed animals, ribbons, fake fur and other fabrics surrounding an empty bed.


Dec. 8, 2014


Location:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Time:
December 08, 2014


954-462-0222


Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Florida Tour – Holiday Pops

John Morris Russell, conductor; Brian Stokes Mitchell, vocalist. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s Holiday Pops tour showcases traditional holiday favorites and contemporary classics. 


Dec. 8, 2014


Location:
New River Inn Museum


Time:
December 08, 2014


954-463-4431


Florida Historical Society


Bob Stone – “Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition”

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Speaker Series: Bob Stone – “Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition”


Dec. 10, 2014


Location:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Time:
December 10, 2014


954-462-0222


Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Gold Coast Jazz Society: Bill Charlap Trio

One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbara Streisand.    


Dec. 11, 2014


Location:
ArtServe


Time:
December 11, 2014


954-462-8190


ArtServe


unWRAPPED Gallery Reception & Gift Shop Sale

This is the gallery reception for the “unWRAPPED” exhibit, as well as a one night only gift shop sale. Art patrons and gift-givers will find amazing collections of reasonably priced, one-of-a-kind creations by the area’s top artists. Find original art, holiday ornaments, hand crafted cards and the perfect painting to freshen up your home for the holidays.


Dec. 11, 2014


Location:
Parker Playhouse


Time:
December 11, 2014


954-462-0222


Broward Center for the Performing Arts


An Evening with Kenny G

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, GRAMMY Award®-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz.


Dec. 12, 2014


Location:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Time:
December 12, 2014 and December 14, 2014


954-462-0222


Broward Center for the Performing Arts


George Balanchine's “The Nutcracker”

Like a Broadway spectacular, Miami City Ballet's production of the famed George Balanchine's The Nutcracker has it all - a cast of more than 100, glorious sets and costumes, magical special effects, beautiful music, and exceptional dancing by international stars.

Ashanti Cultural Arts Presents The Chocolate Nutcracker

This holiday adaptation of "The Chocolate Nutcracker" is based on the traditional "Nutcracker" by George Balanchine. "The Chocolate Nutcracker" gives a Black perspective to the age-old tale that has been a holiday tradition for many years. Ashanti Cultural Arts will present its version through performances of African dancers and drummers, Stilt Walkers, Indian, Chinese, Classical, Carnival, and Modern dancers. The Kwanzaa story will be presented with a musical score that ranges from classical to jazz.


Dec. 13, 2014


Location:
Joseph C. Carter Park


Time:
December 13, 2014


954-828-5411


City of Fort Lauderdale


Joy in the Park Tree Lighting Celebration

Kick off your holiday season with the Annual Joy in the Park Tree Lighting Celebration. This free event will feature a health fair, live performances from local artists, holiday crafts and prizes. The celebration will culminate with the lighting of the holiday tree! Join the City of Fort Lauderdale and enjoy holiday cheer and fun for the entire family!


Dec. 13, 2014


Location:
New River Inn Museum


Time:
December 13, 2014


954-463-4431


Florida Historical Society


Winterfest Boat Parade Viewing Party

Reserve your seat for Fort Lauderdale's exclusive Winterfest Boat Parade viewing party right from the New River Inn Museum. Refreshments will be served.


Dec. 13, 2014


Location:
Intracoastal Waterway


Time:
December 13, 2014


954-767-0686


Winterfest Boat Parade


Winterfest Boat Parade

Winterfest is best known for it’s one of a kind Boat Parade. Spurred by the continued popularity of that event, a not-for-profit organization, WINTERFEST, Inc., was formed in 1988 to administer the Boat Parade and to build a festival around it.

Winterfest is a multi-cultural event, which encourages and promotes diversity and is proud to have representation from a variety of races and religions. The Winterfest organization is comprised of a huge contingency of volunteers, supporters, sponsors and Board of Directors. Winterfest, Inc. is entirely dependent upon sponsorship from local and national corporate sponsors


Dec. 14, 2014


Location:
Festival Flea Market Mall


Time:
December 14, 2014


954-979-4555


Festival Flea Market Mall


Festival Holiday Car Show

The biggest semi-annual car show in South Florida is back! More than 600 registered cars attended last year. Featuring classic, foreign, rods, and so much more, this is an event that will have car enthusiasts thrilled and families entertained with activities and so much to see


Dec. 14, 2014


Location:
Historic Stranahan House Museum


Time:
December 14, 2014


954-524-4736


Historic Stranahan House Museum


Cookies with Santa

Enjoy cookies and celebrate the holidays with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Event will include photo opportunities, story hour, and a Christmas craft to take home. Advanced registration required to secure photo time. To register, please call 954-524-4736.


Dec. 14, 2014


Location:
Historic Stranahan House Museum


Time:
December 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 23, 2014


954-524-4736


Historic Stranahan House Museum


Holiday River Tours

Experience the beauty of the Historic Stranahan House Museum during the holidays! Decorated in a Victorian Christmas theme, the evening tour includes costumed docents, live music, beautiful decor, and photo opportunities. Finish your visit with a ride down the New River to see the holiday lights on majestic Fort Lauderdale homes.  Advanced registration required as space is limited. Guests can shop for handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items in the Stranahan House gift shop.


Dec. 17, 2014


Location:
Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation® IM


Time:
December 17, 2014 to January 15, 2015


954-467-6637


Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: An IMAX® 3D Experience

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.


Dec. 18, 2014


Location:
101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130


Time:
December 18, 2014


305-375-1492


HistoryMiami


info@historymiami.org


Holidays Around the World

Ring in the holiday season at the HistoryMiami museum and celebrate the holidays from around the world. Experience an afternoon of cheer as traditions come alive with unique entertainment and some of the season's favorite craft activities.


Dec. 19, 2014


Location:
Fort Lauderdale Beach


Time:
December 19, 2014


954-828-5363


City of Fort Lauderdale


Santa On The Beach

Don’t miss Santa Claus’ traditional candy giveaway along Fort Lauderdale Beach. With twinkling eyes and smiling faces, Santa and his elves will begin spreading holiday cheer along Fort Lauderdale Beach Park north to Birch State Park, distributing candy canes and holiday treats with glee.

rchestral repertoire since its first performance.


Dec. 19, 2014


Location:
Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation® IM


Time:
Opens December 19, 2014


954-467-6637


Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater


To Fly – Aviation Renovation

The highlight of the exhibit space will be a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that will take visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience will use a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience.

The new look will take shape gradually between August and November and the hall will remain open during this time. The new Simulation Theater will be installed in early December and ready for take off on December 19, 2014. Made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.


Dec. 20, 2014


Location:
Las Olas


Time:
December 20, 2014



Santacon


santaconftlaud@gmail.com


Santacon Fort Lauderdale

Santacon Fort Lauderdale started several years ago by the Florida Burners who took the show to various cities. Since then, Santacon Fort Lauderdale decided to keep a local group of Santas active to take over Fort Lauderdale every year. They now have a group of hundreds of Santas that get down every December for an unparalleled good time!

Santacon is an annual mass gathering of people dressed in Santa Claus costumes parading publicly on streets and in bars in cities around the world. The focus is on spontaneity and creativity, while having a good time and spreading cheer and goodwill.


Dec. 20, 2014


Location:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Time:
December 20, 2014 to December 21, 2014


954-462-0222


Broward Center for the Performing Arts


The Nutcracker

Snowflakes, sugarplums, naughty little boys, and magical dolls! The charm of the Holidays fascinates all audiences, as Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida presents the classic ballet "The Nutcracker" to Tchaikovsky's popular score based on the tale of Ernest Hoffman. The critically acclaimed performance, choreographed and directed by renowned Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev.

The enthusiastic young company features a team of professional dancers performing the principal roles, as well as a community cast made up of local character artists and children for the party scene. The engaging choreography- from the fun of the party scene- to the harrowing battle scene- to the enchanting kingdom of the sweets- is guaranteed to entertain any age.
 


Dec. 23, 2014


Location:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Time:
December 23, 2014 - January 04, 2015


954-462-0222


Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Stars of David

A funny and captivating new musical revue celebrating the lives of your favorite Jewish public figures, based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, with original music by Broadway’s finest composers and lyricists.


Dec. 26, 2014


Location:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Time:
December 26, 2014 to December 28, 2014


954-462-0222


Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Shen Yun

ALL NEW SHOW - Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Broward Center with an unparalleled blend of energy, grace and originality with all-new performances.

The New York-based Shen Yun is the first company to present classical Chinese dance on a global scale and has taken the world by storm, performing in over 100 cities. In a collection of vignettes, audiences journey from ancient legends to contemporary tales of courage, from the highest heavens to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.

Shen Yun is traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be experienced. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. China's ethnic and folk dance styles fill the stage with color and energy. A full, live orchestra blends East and West like no other. Thunderous battle drums, masterful vocalists, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. "Fantastic!" says Joy Behar, of ABC's The View. "If you ever get a chance to see it, you should."
 


Dec. 28, 2014


Location:
Parker Playhouse


Time:
December 28, 2014


954-462-0222


Parker Playhouse


The State Ballet of Russia Presents Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Full-length Ballet in Two Acts
Highlights from "Swan Lake," "The Sleeping Beauty," and "The Nutcracker."

Music By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Vasily Vanoven.

Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theater of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev dance company soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. This full-scale production, set to the music of Tchaikovsky, highlights scenes from "Swan Lake," "The Sleeping Beauty" and "The Nutcracker" - The Best excerpts from all Tchaikovsky's ballet. The State Ballet Theater of Russia presents 50 of Russia's brightest ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life!


Dec. 31, 2014


Location:
Bass Park


Time:
December 31, 2014


954-828-8498


City of Fort Lauderdale


Kwanzaa Kuumba Celebration

Pay homage to the sixth day of Kwanzaa at Bass Park. Kuumba, which means creativity, will be celebrated through ethnic dance, storytelling, art exhibits and stage performances. The day will culminate with the tastes of the karamu, which translates to feast.


Dec. 31, 2014



Time:
December 31, 2014


954-828-5363


City of Fort Lauderdale


Downtown Countdown

Touted as one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in Florida, this year’s free street festival is full of fun and excitement for both children and adults. The spectacular celebration will feature a variety of activities for the whole family until 8:00 p.m. including an early ball lighting countdown at 7:00 p.m. The festivities for kids include bounce houses/inflatables, face painting and games, contests and dancing with the DJ. Then live music kicks off at 9:00 p.m. for the adult crowd who will wait with anticipation for the lighted ball to drop at midnight.


Dec. 31, 2014


Location:
Young At Art Museum


Time:
December 31, 2014


954-424-0085


Young At Art Museum


Rockin’n Noonyear’s Year Party

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Young At Art Style with a party featuring Mr. Larry's Colorful Rock'n Music Time, ColorBalloon Drop at Noon, and a Train Rides by Catabella Express (one train ride included with Museum entry fee).

Holiday Hangover Happy Hour

Make 2015 historic! Kick off the new year with a special happy hour at the Historic Stranahan House Museum.


Jan. 24, 2015


Location:
Sun Life Stadium (Home of The Miami Dolphins) 347


Time:
Saturday, January 24, 2015 9am-1pm


954.368.6000


Dan Marino Foundation: WalkAbout Autism 2015


walkabout@danmarinofoundation.org


5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo

Please  join The Dan Marino Foundation and the South Florida Autism Community on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 9am-1pm for the5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, taking place at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins! We invite you to participate in all the exciting festivities this family event has to offer; while supporting education, uniting the community and raising awareness for those living with Autism.

The annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, is a family fun walk & expo event that brings thousands of individuals together to generate autism awareness, promote acceptance and raise funds for the local autism community.  Participating Pre-K to 12th Grade schools and non-profit autism direct service providers in South Florida receive 25% of the money raised by their walk teams to support special needs programming and services.

Participant Fees:

Walk participants and teams raise donations in support of this community event by asking friends, families, and coworkers to support their effort. A minimum suggested donation of $25.00 per family of (4) is encouraged. All proceeds will directly benefit participating Miami-Dade and Broward County Schools, as well as participating non-profit direct autism service providers, and The Dan Marino Foundation.

**$10.00 Parking Donation is requested on event day. Expo Exhibitor/Vendor booths are available, for more information on booth space pricing, Click Here

Pre-Event Registration:

There are different ways you could participate in this event.  Here are three options to choose from:

-Start a Team:  When you open a team, you are considered the team captain.  After the team is officially registered, you can begin recruiting members to join your team and start raising funds with the help of your team mates.  

-Join an Existing Team:  This option is available for those that are interested in joining a team that has already been created by a team captain.  Check in with the team captain of the team you want to join and have them provide you with the exact name of the team.

-Join as an Individual:  This option gives you the opportunity to participate as an individual without being affiliated to any team.   This will mean that you will be raising funds without the help of teammates.  Under this option, you can also choose to be a “virtual participant” if you are unable to attend the actual event.  
Everyone interested in participating in this event must register online through the website. If you have specific registration needs that are not addressed in our registration process, please write to:walkabout@danmarinofoundation.org

 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


Jan. 27, 2015


Location:
Key West Wine & Food Festival


Time:
January 27 through February 1


800-474-4319


Key West Food and Wine Festival


MarkInKW@aol.com


Key West Wine & Food Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Key West Food & Wine Festival.

The sixth annual Festival takes place January 27 through February 1, providing five fun-filled days of culinary delights and funky events you would only expect to experience in Key West.

The Festival’s signature events are back.
The Kick Off Your Party starts the fun by getting everyone in an island frame of mind.

This year’s Grand Tasting is being hosted by The Marker Waterfront Hotel and is sure to delight with a more refined selection of wines and food by Cero Bodega.

And ‘Duval Uncorked’ DECONSTRUCTED once again leads guests along the quirky and famous Duval Street for strolling and tasting extravaganza.

Also returning are the popular neighborhood strolls, one-of-a-kind informative seminars, and the outdoor artisan wine market.

“Our past five years have been a hit and we can’t wait until our 2015 festival” says Event Director Mark Certonio. Food and wine enthusiasts from across the country will join locals to enjoy Key West’s freshest seafood, unique local ingredients, gorgeous weather, and premium wines from around the world.

For more details on all Festival events, how to become a sponsor, and our plans for giving back to local non-profit organizations, visit www.kwfwf.com. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter, Juiced, download our app and like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date as events are added and schedules are finalized.


Feb. 21, 2015


Location:
Nova Southeastern University


Time:
February 21, 2015


954-760-9800


Safewalk 2015


Women In Distress’ 16th Annual SAFEWALK-RUN 5K

Women In Distress invites you to join over 1,200 community members consisting of 75+ teams, individual walkers and runners take to the pavement to raise awareness about domestic violence and to raise funds for the much needed programs and services for victims of domestic violence in our community.


May. 13, 2015


Location:
Signature Grand


Time:
May 13, 2015


954-760-980


Women in Distress


Women In Distress’ 9th Annual Starfish Luncheon

Join Women In Distress for their 9th Annual Starfish Luncheon. Enjoy a delicious lunch, a fabulous silent auction, and wonderful raffle prizes. All proceeds will benefit Women In Distress and help us continue to provide critical services to families affected by domestic violence.