Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show Hundreds of thousands of boating enthusiasts and marine industry professionals from around the world will come together Oct. 27 through Oct. 31, in Fort Lauderdale for the 52nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This is the largest in-water boat show in the world and exciting plans are underway as show organizers build on the increase in exhibitors, sales and attendance at the 2010 show, and a renewed sense of cautious optimism in the marine industry. Expect to see enhanced show logistics as many exhibitors request additional space to accommodate expanded offerings. Improved signage and a more integrated digital experience are part of a newly revamped, strategically laid out show design to help attendees navigate the world’s largest in-water marine industry event. Visit Showmanagement.com for more information.
The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble opens its 2011-12 season with “Beyond Borders: The Music of Our World” on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater. Go on an audio and visual multimedia journey around the world to Mexico, Italy, Russia, Ireland and Japan. Tickets are $25 at BrowardCenter.org.
The Greater Miami Symphonic Band opens its 33rd season on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr. on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami. The program, conducted by Gary Green and Robert Longfield will feature tuba soloist Marty Erickson and “The Road Less Traveled,” a work commissioned and premiered earlier this year by the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Visit GMSB.org.
Temperatures Cool, Performances Heat Up Just as last week’s cold front gave South Florida residents a taste of the coming winter season, the arts scene heated up as arts organizations and venues prepare for the busy months ahead. Here are a few of the many upcoming arts events:
“A Little Naughty”
Arts United presents its annual erotic art exhibit, Oct. 22-29, and fundraiser, “A Little Naughty,” on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., at the Broward Art Guild Gallery, 3280 NE 32nd St. in Fort Lauderdale. The one-night fundraising event features art in a wide variety of mediums, along with special performances, raffles and refreshments. A naughty costume contest will also be held at 9 p.m. with the winner taking home $100 from LeatherWerks. A $10 donation is suggested. Visit ArtsUnitedOnline.org.
High Flying Music
The great works of the classical repertoire will be punctuated by daring acrobats and aerialists on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 when the Symphony of the Americas presents “Cirque de la Symphonie” at the Broward Center. The program, under the baton of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, will include familiar themes by Bizet, Tchaikovsky and Wagner, as well as newer Broadway and film selections by Andrew Lloyd Webber and John Williams. Tickets are $25 – 62 at BrowardCenter.org.
You have to see it to believe it. Stevie Starr, better known as “The Regurgitator,” presents his unique free show Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Seminole Casino Hollywood, 4150 N. State Rd. 7 (U.S. Hwy. 441). Often mistaken for an illusionist, Starr performs bizarre gastroesophageal acrobatics—say that fast three times!—by swallowing broken glass and all sorts of dangerous objects. The show starts at 8 p.m. Visit SeminoleHollywoodCasino.com.
Calling all Children of the ‘80s
Huey Lewis & The News bring their popular anthems “The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Hip to be Square,” and “Power of Love” to South Florida when they bring the Soulsville Tour to West Palm Beach for a stop at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.org.
Comedian Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live, Suburgatory) presents an evening of laughter on Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. at the new Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura, as part of the Founder’s Weekend celebrations. You loved her on TV parodying Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Clinton and now she’s her in South Florida. Tickets are $56.50 and 66.50 at AventuraCenter.org.
*The Glass Menagerie
Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story
Based on the true story of Leopold and Loeb, the so-called thrill killers who murdered a young boy in 1924 in order to commit the perfect crime. While this crime was previously depicted in the film dramas Hitchcock's Rope and Compulsion, this is the first musical version, and the reveals the couple's mutual sexual attraction. Takes places Oct. 21-Nov. 20, Visit Risingactiontheatre.com
Beauty and the Beast
The most beautiful love story ever told comes to life at the Broward Center on Nov 15-27. Based on the Academy Award winning animation feature film, this eye popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 25 million people worldwide. Visit BrowardCenter.org
Mamma Mia! Is the ultimate feel-good show. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years ago. The show features many of ABBA’s timeless songs. Oct. 25-30. Visit Kravis.com
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
This morality play about the cost of lying and the price of truth telling, examines a troubled family and a father who placed duty to his family above the lives of others, and now must face the consequences. This play is showing at The Palm Beach DramaWorks Clematis Theater Nov. 12 through Dec. 11. Visit PalmBeachDramaWorks.org
Turn off the TV Theatre: The Good Life!
Every Saturday at The Luna Lounge in Lake worth for an evening of community Theater featuring burlesque, variety, comedy, and entertainment. Turn off the TV Theater hosts an evening of entertainment in downtown Lake Worth Florida! The dinner theater offers a 3-course meal and two shows every sat night. Dinner at 8:30 p.m. and shows at 9:30 p.m. Visit Turnoffthetvtheater.com
Horror at Honeymoon featuring: Bare
The BARE sound is a product of deep roots in rock, west coast hip-hop (as part of the Vital Mindz collective) and aggressive drum ‘n’ bass (as past alias Reborn). These influences, combined with ultra-crisp drum programming, slick melodies and mind altering bass modulation, spawn face melting dubstep anthems that practically rewind themselves. Come see this Awesome concert on October 28 at the Beautiful Fillmore. Visit Fillmoremb.com
Sting: Back To Bass Tour
Rock chameleon Sting will bring his "Back to Bass" tour to the Fillmore on Miami Beach on Nov. 12, with tickets on sale Sept. 19. The tour, which promoters describe as a concert of Sting's "greatest hits, stripped down and raw... as they haven't been played in years," The charismatic Sting will be backed by a five-piece band performing exclusively in intimate theater settings on the tour, which also supports the release on Sept. 27 of the box-set collection "Sting: 25 Years." For more information Fillmoremb.com
KORN with Datsik & Downlink
Korn comes to the intimate Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre on Wednesday, November 9th, at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 30th at 10AM. Dubstep DJ Datsik and Downlink provide support. This is part of the Cruzan Concert Series.
Korn’s cathartic alternative metal sound positioned the group among the most popular and provocative to emerge during the post-grunge era. After signing to Epic’s Immortal imprint, they issued their debut album; thanks to a relentless tour schedule that included stints opening for Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, and 31. Visit Fillmoremb.com
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
Get ready for a holiday treat Dec. 7 through Jan. 1 at the Actors Playhouse. Move over Scrooge, it’s time for Jacob Marley to tell his story! Join Marley and his heroic behind-the-scenes effort to save old Scrooge’s soul - and in the process save his own, in this delightful gem of a show. Visit Actorsplayhouse.org
*4th Annual Iron Ladies Golf Tournament
4th Annual Iron Ladies Golf Tournament at Woodmont Country Club, Oct. 22 at 7:30 a.m. Four person scramble to benefit Broward House and the Mamm-O-Van. Visit Ironladies.org/index.html
*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
*Full Moon Party
On Nov, 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale unveils a mystical, moonlit lounge with plush couches, tarot card readers, music by DJ Rob Riggs, $8 cocktails and gourmet appetizers, oversized telescopes to view the golden moon rise above the Atlantic, and more. Monthly. 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 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
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
*4th Annual Boo Bash at the ArtsPark
On October 28 4th Annual BooBash, a fabulous place to enjoy safe trick or treating in the setting of the beautiful ArtsPark in Downtown Hollywood. The "trail of treats", a not-so-scary adventure for tots, tweens and teens is a perfect way for friends and family to enjoy the Halloween festivities. Visit Visithollywoodfl.org
*49th Annual Christmas on Las Olas
On Nov 29 come to Christmas on Los Olas. Christmas on Las Olas is a Winterfest sanctioned event and a community tradition when nearly 40,000 guests attend a one evening spectacle where there is truly something for everyone. This event will have over 50 food, beverage, & holiday booths. For more information visit Sunny.org
*Josh Groban Straight to you Tour
Josh Groban’s “Straight to You” tour is coming to the BankAtlantic Center on Oct. 26. The “Straight To You” Tour will bring the feel of a theater experience to an arena setting though stage design, lighting, and projection, as well as through the spontaneity and interactivity Groban delighted his fans with during last year’s “Before We Begin” shows.
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 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.
Sheriff’s Community Day at the Pride Center
The Pride Center at Equality Park will holding a huge community and family outreach day collaboration with Broward Sheriff's Office on Oct 29 and will include police vehicles, paintable fire truck, snow cones, MacGruff the Crime Dog, music, food, sketch artist, a Kid's Costume Contest and more. Visit PrideCenterFlorida.org
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
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
Substance Abuse/Use Recovery Group
Weekly group designed to support one another, share struggles of recovery, and find different ways to maintain sobriety. October 5, between 7 and 8:30 p.m. There will be a mental health professional to facilitate the group and participants will gain an understanding about substance use/abuse, treatment, and recovery. Visit SunServe.org
Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tour
The 60- to 90-minute walking tour of the ghosts of historic Fort Lauderdale begins on Las Olas Blvd. and ends near the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tour guide John Carr also reveals the history of Fort Lauderdale and the stories of pioneers such as Ivy and Frank Stranahan and the Philomen Bryan family. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:45 p.m. $20 for adults; $15 for children under 10; and free for children 5 and under. Visit Fortlauderdaleghosttour.com
Pumpkin Patch Time
The time for carving pumpkins are back at Kiwanis Club. Come to this great pumpkin patch in Wilton Manors at five points and 26th St. The opening day is October 9, so come get your mini pumpkins, corn stalks, Indian corn and a limited supply of White Pumpkins. Call Randy Comer 954-303-3565
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.
Group is held Mondays at the Pride Center at Equality Park between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. This is a free, weekly, drop -in group for confidential, non-judgmental information and support regarding gay men, substance abuse, and wellness. The key focus of the group is meth. Call 954-548-4602.
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
Latin Spice in Palm Beach Gardens
Sample the Latin cuisine and culture of Palm Beach County on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. when the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the Second Annual Latin American Food & Wine Festival in midtown Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets are $25 and include unlimited food, drinks and musical performances. Visit PBHChamber.com.
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
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 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 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
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.
*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
*NASCAR's Ford Championship Weekend
A three-day championship tradition where NASCAR crowns its champions in all three of its top national divisions. Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts NASCAR during Ford Championship Weekend for the 10th consecutive year featuring five-time Champ Jimmie Johnson, South Florida resident Juan Pablo Montoya and fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. racing for NASCAR's biggest prize: the Sprint Cup Trophy. Nov. 18-20 Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. Visit Homesteadmiamispeedway.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
*South Florida International Auto Show
On October 28 come to the Miami Beach Convention Center to get all of your car-related merchandise and more than 1,000 of the industry's latest vehicles for the upcoming year are on display by world-leading auto manufacturers. Visit Sfliatoshow.com
Business Builders Luncheon – Downtown
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
Save Dade Presents Hellrotika: Seed of the Beast
Hellrotika: Seed of the Beast, SAVE Dade's 17th Annual Halloween event, to be held Saturday Oct. 29, 8 p.m. at Jungle Island’s Sabal Palm Courtyard. Last year the event brought out 1,200 partygoers, and more are expected to attend this year's celebration, which is praised as the "premier" Halloween event in South Florida. The VIP experience includes premium open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 after Oct. 21 and at the door. Free valet parking. All VIP ticket holders will also receive a special gift bag. Visit Hellrotika.com
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
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
Fantasy Fest Street Fair
Join most of Key West for Duval Street's mile-long entertainment extravaganza, featuring arts and crafts, food vendors, lively libations and costumed frivolity! The Street Fair is on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Visit Fantasyfest.net/street-fair.cfm
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