Broward

Morton’s Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale Hosts - "Hollywood & Vine Wine Dinner"

Morton’s Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale is hosting a Hollywood & Vine four-course dinner featuring several of the restaurant’s signature dishes paired with fine wines. Featuring Hollywood & Vine wines from Napa, pairings include: Colossal Grilled Shrimp with Iron Horse "Wedding Cuvee," Sparking Wine, "2480," Chardonnay, Beef Wellington with “2480” Cabernet Sauvignon or Grilled Lamb Chops with “Short Ends” Cabernet Sauvignon , Double Chocolate Mousse paired with Charles Krug, Zinfandel, Port. This dinner takes place on November  4 at 7:30- Reception at 7pm Reservations are required.  Please call 954-467-9720 or visit Mortons.com/fortlauderdale/specialevents.

*Shut Up! Workshop - "Coming Home"

Robin Korth will be presenting an ALL NEW workshop in the Insights On Aging - Shut Up! series called "Coming Home" on Sat., November 19 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. "Coming Home" is a workshop that helps us discover what is really driving our behaviors and thoughts. It is about discovering the who of who we are--both the good and the bad. Register at Insightsonaging.com/shut-up-coming-home.php

*Safe “T”

Safe “T” is a new support group for gender variant adults 18 plus that meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Sunserve’s Wilton Manors location at 2123 Wilton Drive, second floor. This is a “drop-in” psycho-educational support group.  No registration required, free- however donations are welcome. Call 954-764-5150.

*Eating Disorder Support group

An Eating Disorder Support group is starting Nov. 4. This group will meet Friday evenings from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. At Sun Serve’s Wilton Manors location at 2123 Wilton Drive, second floor. This is a “drop-in” psycho-educational support group.  No registration required, free- however donations are welcome. Call 954-764-5150 for more information

Via Luna Italian Sunday Brunch

Sundays, Noon to 3 p.m. Savor the most spectacular oceanfront Sunday Brunch in Fort Lauderdale. A mouthwatering selection of breakfast favorites, gourmet delicacies, grilled-to-order dishes, fresh seafood, pasta and meatball buffet, imported cheeses, charcuteries, carved meats, lavish desserts free flowing Mimosas and Bloody Marys- all with an Italian twist- await at a spectacular Sunday Brunch with personalized Ritz-Carlton service. Visit Ritzcarlton.com

Food Truck Invasion

Through Dec. 26. Come hungry to the Food Truck Invasion at ArtsPark in Young Circle every Monday night from 5:30 p.m. to 10 pm. With 20 different food trucks offering various fares, there is something to satisfy everyone's taste buds. Reserve nearby accommodations at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale and relax after a fun and food filled night. Visit Bhotelsandresorts.com

Light-Up Lauderdale

Light Up Lauderdale is a holiday centric promenade of lights in Riverwalk Park. This event connects the cultural, historical and business districts along New River. November to January 2012. Visit www.goriverwalk.com

New River Raft Race

Form a crew with friends, family or co-workers and compete for prizes. Course is 1.5 miles. Event takes place Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit NewRiverRaftRace.com

The All New Broward County Fair

The All New Broward County Fair is scheduled for Nov. 17-27 in Pembroke Pines. Celebrating 36 years. See the Winterfest Fantasy Boat Student Art. Visit BrowardFair.org

Rock ‘N Brews & Food Truck Fest

On Dec 3 a whole caravan of renowned gourmet food trucks will roll into Downtown Hollywood for a weekend of fabulous food, national entertainment acts, beers from around the country and an amazing craft village. Visit Rocknbrewfood.com

Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade

Get ready to catch your share of peppermints and candy canes at South Florida's premier holiday celebration, the 56th Annual Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade. An estimated 40,000 people will line the Broadwalk. Takes place Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Call 954-921-3404

Eurofest

On Nov 4-6 come to Hollywood for EuroFest, a three-day cultural celebration featuring delicious European cuisine, artisans from the region, live music and performances from various countries including Romania, Greece, Spain, Italy and Germany. Visit EuroFest.co

Rock The Manor

On November 5, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. come enjoy the best tunes from the 70's to today, along with great food and drink from the Manor. Get a Greek coffee & get your grounds read by The Amazing Helena. Tickets are $18 in advance/ $20 at the door. Visit Livingthechailife.org or Call 954-564-9232

Jay Michaelson

Jay Michaelson will be speaking at Congregation Etz Chaim on Wed November 2, at 7:30 Jay’s reading at 7:30pm is free and all are welcome. His book, God vs. Gay will be available for purchase. Congregation Etz Chaim is located at 1881 NE 26th Street, in Wilton Manors. For more information please call 954-564-9232, or go to Etzchaimflorida.org

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group is a support group led by a Hospice of SE FL social worker to assist those who have lost a loved one in the grieving process. Light refreshments will be served. This group will meet beginning October 18 from 2-4 and every 3rd Tuesday of the month at American Burial and Cremation Ctr. @ Jennings Funeral Home 1801 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Call for reservation 954-731-4321.

Gay Men’s HIV+ Long Time Survivors’ Group

This is a support group that gives men who have been HIV+ for a long time (5 yrs +) the opportunity to give and receive support around topics of interest and issues for concern that are raised by the members. This group meets on 1st and 3rd Thursday at Sunserve 2312 Wilton Drive from 6:30 – 8 p.m. There is no cost, but donations are welcome.

Gay Male Empowerment Group

Topic discussions include issues and concerns about being a gay man in South Florida. Meets on Thursdays at the Pride Center from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Call 954-353-9155 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at the Sunshine Cathedral at 1480 SW 9th Avenue to support the parents of LGBTQ youth in Broward. No charge. Visit community.pflag.org/pflagfortlauderdale for more information.

SunServe Therapy Groups

Provided for the LGBT community at SunServe on a regular basis. Groups require an intake interview. Call the Intake Coordinator at 954-764-5150 to learn which therapy groups have openings. Visit SunServe.org

Fusion Wilton Manors - Connections

Gay men’s group discussion. Different subject every week. Dr. David Fawcett, a gay therapist, who has been in private practice in Fort Lauderdale for the last ten years, leads the event. No charge with no commitment to attend every week. Starts at 7 p.m. Call Fusion Monday-Friday at 954-630-1655.

Gender Benders

Support Group for Youth who cannot-will not-choose not-do not confirm to gender "norms." This group meeting is held 7:00pm-8:30pm on  Monday night's at SunServe’s  Youth Room at 1480 SW 9 Ave in Ft. Lauderdale.. Call 954-764-5150

Women4Women Personal Growth Support Group

This is a safe and loving place to explore all the concerns and topics raised by group members. This open drop-in meeting is held Wednesdays at  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the New Sun Serve Building at 2312 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Call 954-764-5150

Beach Boot Camp with The Health Colonel

Thinking of dropping a few pounds…The Health Colonel is here to help you keep in shape. Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Individual classes $15. Every session incorporates three elements – cardio, strength, and flexibility. The colonel says “The real issue has nothing to do with food -- or exercise for that matter. It has everything to do with how you think.” Visit NoMoreCryBabies.com

Cardio Strip & Pole Dancing Class

Every Thursday at The World Fitness Association grab that brass pole and shake that cellulite away. Cardio Strip & Pole Dancing Classes are fun from beginning to end.  Wrap your thighs around a stiff pole and sweat those pounds away. The best thing about these classes is that your first one is free. Call 954-564-6743

 

Palm Beach

Yoga On The Waterfront

Lake Pavilion at 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL / Yoga On The Waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach on Wednesday Evenings at 5:45 PM. Residents $40 per 8 week session, Non-Residents $50 per 8 week session, Drop-ins $10 per class. To register, please call 561-804-4902.

YOGA Among the Orchids

It’s time for Yoga Among the Orchids at the American Orchid Society, 16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach. Relax and replenish the flower inside with an hour of breathing exercises, toning, and yoga poses under a canopy of lush orchids. This is orchid headquarters so pick up a few pointers from the pros in between sun salutations. Classes are Wed. at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 and RSVP is suggested. Call 561-404-2011. Visit OrchidWeb.org

Jazz on the Palm

Jazz on the Palm - Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront - Gather with friends and family to enjoy the diverse vibrant sounds of jazz under the stars every 3rd Friday of month at the new Downtown West Palm Beach waterfront concert series. Free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visit Wpbgo.com/2010/06/jazz-on-the-palm

Sunday on the Waterfront

Sunday on the Waterfront is a free concert series, which takes place the third Sunday of most months in the beautiful downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront area. Bring blankets, chairs, and coolers or purchase treats at the concert. Free parking in all city lots and at city meters. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May through October. Visit OnTheWaterFront.com

BrothasSpeak

This group is a black gay men’s discussion group that is held at the Compass in West Palm Beach. Every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. this group will be directed toward issues for and about black men. Visit Compassglcc.com

Paths

Paths is a social/discussion group held at Compass in Lake Worth. This men’s group takes place every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Paths men’s group will be discussing relationships, coming –out, safer sex issues and more. Visit Compassglcc.com

Yoga

Yoga with Deborah will change your life. Bring a mat and get ready to stretch the stress away every Tuesday at The GLCC in Palm Beach from 6 to 7 p.m. This yoga experience will uplift and transform your life. $6 Entry Fee. You must bring your own mat. Visit Compassglcc.com

Living Buddhism

On the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Compass in Lake Worth will be holding a discussion group for overcoming obstacles and obtaining happiness. This group is great for getting internal enlightenment. Release your inner stress, and become free. Visit Compassglcc.com

Good Orderly AA

These meetings take place at Compass, and geared toward recovering alcoholics. Every Tues. and Thurs. at 7 p.m. and on Sat. at 6 p.m. These meetings will help recovering alcoholics cope with the stress of everyday life without the use of alcohol.

Miami

*MDGLCC/GALLA Luncheon

MDGLCC/GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyer’s Assn.) Luncheon. Monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month.  Guest speaker: Dana R. Quick, Bast Amron, L.L.P.  Truluck's Restaurant at 777 Brickell Avenue. For more information visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*MDGLCC Networker Spotlight Mixer

The MDGLCC presents its Chamber SpotlightMixer on Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the "Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes Miami Beach" located at 1691 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach 33139.  Mingle and network with fellow members and guests.  Come ready to enjoy a fun night of free bowling, pool table, games, and music to the tunes of DJ Vertigo.  Drawing for great prizes.  FREE food & Open Bar.  Complimentary admission for MDGLCC members. $10 general admission. Limited to 250 people.  RSVP Requested 305-673-4440

*MGLFF Movie Series "GLOW" Presents a Double Feeature

On November 22, starting at 7pm HBO will proudly present “GLOW”, a monthly screening series produced by the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The next installment of GLOW is a double-feature of “The Grove” and “Mom and Dad, I Have Something To Tell You.”  In addition to the Double Feature, the evening includes a pre-screening reception where guests may enjoy cocktails while nibbling on a variety of hors d’oeuvres. Also a meet and greet with filmmaker and Israeli TV star Assi Azar. For  tickets visit MGLFF.com

*South Florida LGBT Visual Artists- “Captiva” Cast

This event is for an LGBT Art Exhibition which will have cast members from the new theatrical comedy, “Captiva”  Come enjoy this awesome kick off reception Saturday, November 5 from 6p.m to 10p.m. This will also be during Sleepless Night. This will all take place at The LGBT Visitor Center In Miami Beach. This Kick Off Reception and Exhibition are Free and open to the public. There will be plenty of parking at 12th Street Municipal Garage. For more Information contact Cindy Brown at 305-397-8914 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Aqua Affair

Come and join the Aqua Foundation on Nov. 13, between 6 p.m. -10 p.m. at the private and beautiful villa 221 estate for conversation, drinks, and light fare as The Aqua Foundation recognize our grant and scholarship recipients. Don’t miss out on this once a year celebration.  Entrance includes sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary glass of prosecco and their signature aquatini. Call 305-576-2782

Shecky's Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out is coming to Miami at The Moore Building in the Design District Ne 41st St Miami on Nov 18, and you’re invited! Discover unique designers, sip our delectable drinks, and cap your night with some pretty pampering and glorious Goodie Bags (trust us, you don’t want to miss the goodies). Visit Sheckys.com

40th Annual South Miami Art Festival

Join more than 50,000 individuals for the Art Festival over the course of two days. Celebrating the 40th year on the quaint streets of Downtown South Miami, this juried fine art show features nationally recognized artists and is a favorite annual event for residents and visitors alike. The Art Festival will take place Nov5-6. Visit Chambersouth.com

Dine Out Lauderdale

Dine Out Lauderdale, a six-week celebration of the area's top restaurants, chefs and cuisine. From October 1 through November 10. Greater Fort Lauderdale restaurants are offering specially-created, three-course menus at a $35 fixed price. Enjoy the very best restaurants set amid a tropical backdrop of turquoise waters, golden sands, emerald palms and sun kissed skies. Visit Sunny.org

Dolphins Cycling Challenge 2011

Registration fee of $150 for all rides. The ride will be Nov 5-6. Registration fee includes: in-ride and post-ride food, beverages, medical supplies, mechanical assistance, Dolphins Cycling Challenge ride jersey, commemorative water bottle, two (2) tickets to the Miami Dolphins DCC celebratory game on Dec. 4, versus the Oakland Raiders, etc. An on-field ceremony will be held to at this game honoring cyclists and participants in the DCC. Visit Miamidolphins.com

Miami to Key West Ride

This coming Nov. 18 and 19 will be the Miami-Key West Ride for Charity. Every year, the SMART Ride donates 100 percent of donations to benefiting agencies.  Not only that, you decide which agencies receive the funds you’ve raised. Visit TheSmartRide.org

80’s Baby

Come to Badrutts Place every Tuesday and re-visit the days of bad fashion-sense and egos bigger than baggy pants. Happy hour is on Tuesday nights. European tradition and cuisine, with an 80’s twist, meet for a night that’s a bit more tasteful than acid-washed jeans. DJ Lenym plays 80’s favorites and there’s half off drinks from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ladies drink complimentary cosmos until 10 p.m. Visit Badrutts-place.com

Key West

August: Osage County

In Key West at the Waterfront Playhouse on Dec 20, it’s August in Oklahoma. A father is missing, a mother is in the grip of addiction, a marriage is unraveling and lies are being exposed. This raucous dark comedy transforms one family gathering into an evening filled with sex, secrets, and really inappropriate behavior. One of the most lauded plays of the decade, August: Osage County is a can’t-miss hilarious and stinging look at the American family. Visit WaterfrontPlayhouse.org

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

In a quiet cafe a cell phone rings. And rings. The stranger at the next table has had enough. She confronts the owner of the cell phone, but, well...he's dead. She begins to answer his calls and suddenly finds herself enmeshed in his life and family. Unfortunately, the dead guy has quite a number of shady loose ends. This plays opening night is Feb 2 at The Waterfront Playhouse at 8pm. Visit Waterfrontplayhouse.org


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