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December 2015 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.

Tuesday, December 1 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Thasos Greek Taverna, 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale.  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.  $34.00, Advance Registration required: www.mackplanet.com

Tuesday, December 1 – World AIDS Day Vigil and Remembrance Walk – 7:00pm. Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Broward House invites our community to come together for a World AIDS Day Vigil and Remembrance Walk. We will meet at Hagen Park and walk down Wilton Drive united in memory, healing, and love. The candlelit walk will culminate at the Pride Center at Equality Park for a few words of respectful remembrance, support, and continued vigilance. We invite the community to join us at Hagen Park to strengthen this tradition of hope and healing. https://www.facebook.com/events/531285407035513/

Wednesday, Dec 2 – Lambda Legal Sponsor Thank You and 2016 Kickoff Reception – 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Sonesta Hotel – Horizon Ballroom. Lambda Legal welcomes 2015 event sponsors and other invited guests to a celebration of last March’s successful event and the kickoff of the 2016 season. Cocktails and hors d’hoeuvres in a spectacular setting.

Thursday, December 3 – GLLN Social Luncheon – 11:45am – 1:15pm. TIMPANO CHOPHOUSE
450 E Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Monthly luncheons are on the first thursday of every month. The mission for the gay & lesbian lawyers network is to provide a social network in which gay, lesbian and gay friendly lawyers can develop their practices through friendships, referral relationships and professional development. APPROVED FOR ONE (1) CLE ETHICS CREDIT FOR THIS LUNCHEON.http://www.glln.org/events/

Tuesday, December 8 – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm. Thirteen, 2390 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Please join us for the GFLGLCC Quarterly Holiday Networking Luncheon and Toy Drive, benefiting the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, presented by our newest Corporate Partner, Comcast Business. You'll meet new friends, make business connections and enjoy a wonderful luncheon prepared by Thirteen, located in the heart of Wilton Manors. Thirteen will serve a 3-course lunch, choice of nonalcoholic beverage, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Cocktails, wine and beer are available. Please bring an unwrapped toy, benefiting the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center Toy Drive. Email Keith@gflglcc.org for some great (and needed) toy ideas.

Tuesday, December 8 – Pride Center Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Gallery One Hotel, 2670 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 333304. The Founder's Circle are individuals who make a monthly gift of $100 to the Pride Center. If you are interested in attending the event to see what it is all about, there is no commitment to become a Founder, just a chance to meet folks and hear about the great work the Pride Center is doing. Free parking is available but limited. RSVP by Wednesday, August 19, 2015 to RSVP@PrideCenterFlorida.org or 954.463.9005 x 104.

Tuesday, December 8 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Beauty and the Feast, Atlantic Hotel, 601 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. 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! Entry $10 includes one Kettle One Cocktail. For information, visit: www.mackplanet.com

Thursday, December 10 – GLBX Business After Hours – 5:30pm - 7:00pm. TBD. Come join us for great networking with other members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce at one of Fort Lauderdale's finest dining establishments on Las Olas. Complimentary for members and $10 admission for nonmembers. http://www.ftlchamber.com/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=GLBX&refno=103801

Thursday, December 10 – Hotspots Media Group Holiday Celebration, Benefiting the Pride Center – 7:00pm. W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Don't miss the BIGGEST and BEST holiday party of the season! It will have amazing performances, spectacular décor and seating provided by Adams Interior and a luxurious silent auction provided by Argenti Jewelers and much much more!!! Specialty cocktails will be onsale and provide by KETEL ONE Vodka!!! Pre-sale Tickets are $20 so purchase them NOW so you don't have to wait in line! All profits from ticket sales go to support The Pride Center Programs and Services. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/2015/11/hotspots-holiday-celebration/

Friday, December 11 – SunServe Silver Serve Luncheon – 11:00am – 1:00pm (Second Friday of the Month). ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Every Second Friday of the Month. SunServe is a model 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) community in South Florida. We provide high quality, compassionate, and progressive care for all, including those in financial need, minorities, youth, seniors, families, and those with life-challenging physical or emotional conditions. We also perform numerous education and outreach projects. Kindly RSVP by calling 954.764.5150 ext. 114.

December 11 & 12 – Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida: A Time to Love – Also December18 & 19, 8 p.m. Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33315. Birgit Fiorvante, Soprano. Harold Dioquino, Interim Conductor.  The holidays are truly the time of year for love. They are the most memorable moments to gather with those we love and mark important faith traditions and family traditions. This year the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida is bringing back some of the best-loved holiday favorites from their five-year history to give you and your family a holiday concert that will strengthen your bonds, touch your heart and set your toes tapping!  For tickets and information: www.gcmsf.org or (954)763-2266

Saturday, December 12 – Pride Center Bingo – Second Saturdays of Each Month. 6:30 p.m. doors open; 7:30 p.m. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors. Main Hall, Schubert Building. Bingo; proceeds benefit The Pride Center. The cost is $15.00 for the Bingo Package.  There will be a concession stand open and there is a 50/50 raffle. In general about $1100.00 in prizes are given out. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/

Wednesday, December 16 – The Equality Garden Club – The Equality Park Garden Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month except December.  It is a Gay and straight friendly garden club with a variety of plant related events.  Meetings include a guest speaker with a horticultural topic, plant exchange, raffle table, and refreshments. For more info contact for Chuck Nicholls at canick@aol.com

Friday, December 18 –Well Strung Benefit Performance for Stonewall National 
Museum  Archives – 7:30pm. Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Celebrate the holidays in style with Well-Strung, a hunky and talented all-male singing string quartet that is taking the musical world by storm with its signature pop-classical mashups. The New York Times called the band “a talented quartet of men that brilliantly fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven;” and the New York Daily News raved, “The hottest thing with a bow since Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games.” $100 Ticket Includes the best seats in the house and a champagne meet and greet with a photo with you and the Well-Strung ensemble. Only 100 tickets available. Only tickets purchased directly through the Stonewall National Museum & Archives website support the organization’s mission and programming. http://www.stonewall-museum.org/support/8101-2/

December 18 -19  – Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida: A Time to Love – Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33315. Birgit Fiorvante, Soprano. Harold Dioquino, Interim Conductor.  The holidays are truly the time of year for love. They are the most memorable moments to gather with those we love and mark important faith traditions and family traditions. This year the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida is bringing back some of the best-loved holiday favorites from their five-year history to give you and your family a holiday concert that will strengthen your bonds, touch your heart and set your toes tapping!  For tickets and information: www.gcmsf.org or (954)763-2266

Saturday, December 19– Wilton Manors Art Expo – Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month – 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. November through April, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. The official participants include galleries, eclectic stores, cafes, boutiques and upscale restaurants, which will host over 40 local artists. This is a grassroots collaboration bringing culture and business together for the public to enjoy. Experience Stonewall Gallery, as part of the Art Walk On Wilton Drive. Free admission and festive offerings along Wilton Drive and throughout Wilton Manors. https://www.facebook.com/wiltonmanorsartexpo/?fref=photo

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Wilton Manors Art Expo – Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month – 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. November through April, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. The official participants include galleries, eclectic stores, cafes, boutiques and upscale restaurants, which will host over 40 local artists. This is a grassroots collaboration bringing culture and business together for the public to enjoy.  Experience Stonewall Gallery, as part of the Art Walk On Wilton Drive. Free admission and festive offerings along Wilton Drive and throughout Wilton Manors. https://www.facebook.com/events/1636973699909440/

Pride Center Bingo – Second Saturdays of Each Month. 6:30pm. doors open; 7:30pm. games begin Main Hall, Schubert Building. Bingo; proceeds benefit The Pride Center. The cost is $15.00 for the Bingo Package.  There will be a concession stand open and there is a 50/50 raffle. In general about $1100.00 in prizes are given out. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/


Saturday, February 13 – Lea DeLaria Live - Gala Benefit for Stonewall National 
Museum & Archives – 7:00pm. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Lea DeLaria, Star of Orange is The New Black, Ground-Breaking Lesbian Comedian, Broadway Performer and Singer Live on Stage at The Parker Playhouse. Tickets include the best seats in the house, a pre-show open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, our incredible silent auction and a champagne reception with a photo of you and Lea DeLaria. Only tickets purchased directly through Stonewall National Museum & Archives support the organization’s mission and programming. $200 - Only 200 tickets available! http://www.stonewall-museum.org/support/lea-delaria/

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