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January LGBT Events in Ft. Lauderdale



On this Blog, I will post a highlight of some of the LGBT non-profit and political Events that are going on in Ft. Lauderdale each month, so folks who want to attend can put them on their Calendars. With that in mind, here are the events I want to highlight for January 2013:

January Events:

Sunday, January 6 – Island City Stage is having a friendraiser/fundraiser to celebrate their new production, "Pig Tale" – 11:30 at the home of Marc Martorana and Don D'Arminio in Wilton Manors. Come meet the cast and help support the theater company! For more information, contact Andy Rogow at amrbroker@gmail.com. Then see "Pig Tale", which runs Thursdays -Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 5:00 through February 2 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler in Ft. Lauderdale. The production Tickets are $30 and can be purchased through the website at Islandcitystage.org

Tuesday, January 8 MACK Power Lunch –11:30 am - 1:30 pm. China Grill @ Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina. 1881 Southeast 17th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. At the beginning of every Power Lunch we offer approx. 30 minutes to introduce yourself and chat with fellow attendees in a social setting. There may be a very brief presentation by an event sponsor to share insights and industry information. Then the rest of our time is enjoying lunch and breaking the ice to develop professional friendships with everyone around you.  $ 33.00, Advance Registration required Online at:  http://mackplanet.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=55

Thursday, January 10 – Opening Reception for Stonewall National Museum & Archives New Exhibit, Sing Out, Sondheim! – 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Stonewall National Museum & Archives 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information, http://www.stonewallnationalmuseum.org

Saturday, January 12 – Our Fund Wine and Cheese Reception at the Holocaust Exhibit at Compass – 4:00pm - 6:00pm. 201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL  33460. Our Fund is a sponsor of the exhibit and will be hosting a wine and cheese reception at the Holocaust Exhibit at Compass for friends and donors of Our Fund – all are welcomed.  The exhibit is produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC and has received great reviews.  More information about the exhibit can be viewed on this link: 
http://www.compassglcc.com/holocaustexhibit.html

Tuesday, January 15 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Dapur Asian Tapas & Lounge. 1620 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale. Fun, yet professional, cocktail socials in Fort Lauderdale. There’s no doubt MACK continues to redesign how business people create new relationships and establish friendships - regardless of sexuality. MACK aims to be the most reliable business and social network for the Gay and Lesbian Community of South Florida. Join their mailing list, register for a lunch, swing by one of the mixers, but most important - bring your friends! Everyone is welcome. MACK is less about orientation and all about discovering untapped opportunities! For location information, visit: http://mackplanet.com

Wednesday, January 16 – The Pride Center’s Dining With Pride at Dapur – Lunch and Dinner. Dapur Asian Tapas & Lounge. 1620 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale. Eat dinner at Dapur on January 16th and help the Pride Center just by having lunch or dinner! Dapur will Donate a percentage of your check to The Pride Center. 
 http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/2013/01/dining-with-pride-at-dapur/

Saturday, January 19 – Pride Center’s Evening in Paradise – Give In To Temptation – 7:00pm - 11:00pm. Richardson Historic Park Manor House, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Now in its second year, An Evening in Paradise is the Pride Center’s largest fundraiser. During the event, guests will be teased with temptation as they bid on an incredible collection of auction items and enjoy an evening of hors d’ oeuvres, cocktails and music in a modern Garden of Eden created by Bobby Kyser of Panache Style. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Island City Foundation. VIP Ticket $150 (Includes private lounge, private bar & specialty hors d’oeuvres). General Ticket $100. To purchase tickets, please visit:
http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/2012/11/an-evening-in-paradise-give-in-to-temptation/ 

Wednesday, January 23 –Join HRC for the 2013 Anti-Bullying Summit 6:30pm – Sunrise Middle School, Fort Lauderdale. HRC South Florida is proud to announce its 2013 Anti-Bullying Summit being held at Sunrise Middle School in Fort Lauderdale. This Summit is in partnership with Broward County Public Schools and Sunrise Middle School. The goal of the Summit is to educate students, faculty, administrators, legislators and our local community about the dangers of bullying and identifying ways to prevent it in our community. http://action.hrc.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=111401&autologin=true

Save the Date:

February 7 - 14 – Pride Center Cruise Come Share Your Love With Us aboard the Liberty of the Seas. Four nights from Fort Lauderdale. February 7th to February 11th 2012. It is a perfect Valentine's Day Celebration. Special on Board Group Events. Group shore excursion in Cozumel. Group dinning and much more! http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/2012/10/cruise-come-share-your-love-with-us/

February 27 – VIP Opening Night Performance of Looped, Staring Valerie Harper, and Gala Reception to Benefit The Pride Center 8pm – VIP Tickets $100 includes Premium Seating and Admission to the Post-performance Reception at the Atlantic Hotel hosted by Valerie Harper, the cast and creative team of Looped! To reserve your seat, visit: www.parkerplayhouse.com User Code: GLCC227

March 6th – 11th – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Winter Party Festival in Miami Beach The 2013 Winter Party Festival in beautiful Miami Beach, is one of the most anticipated events of the year, the hottest winter in the world. WPF'13 features six action-packed days and nights, nine spectacular dance parties and over 10,500 guests from around the world. Party with a Purpose: Winter Party Festival proceeds benefit the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and local Miami nonprofit organizations that serve the LGBT community. http://www.winterparty.com/purchase
Thanks,
Lee Rubin
rubinlee@yahoo.com

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