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January 2016 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, January 5 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Beauty & the feast / The Atlantic Hotel, 601 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd., 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.  $34.00, Advance Registration required: www.mackplanet.com

Thursday, January 7 – 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/

Friday, January 8 – 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.

Saturday, January 9 – 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/

Tuesday, January 12 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Fork & Balls 1301 East Las Olas, Ft. Lauderdale, FL  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

Wednesday, January 13 – Dolphin Democrats Meeting – 7:00pm. The Pride Center, 2040 A North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL. 7:00 pm – Pizza and social. 7:30 pm – Meeting. “Further, it shall be the mission of this organization to foster good will between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the Democratic Party and the community at large. We seek individual freedom in the framework of a just society and political freedom in the framework of meaningful participation by all citizens.” http://www.dolphindems.org/

Wednesday, January 13 – GLBX Business After Hours – 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Tower Club Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE 3rd Ave, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394. Join us at the Tower Club for our upcoming networking mixer and celebration of our 7th Anniversary! Kick off the new year by reestablishing and making new business contacts! 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. https://www.facebook.com/events/1015454248498014/

January 14 - February 14 – “Who Killed Joan Crawford” – Island City Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors. Associate Artistic Director Michael Leeds directs the world premiere of his comic mystery “Who Killed Joan Crawford?”  On a dark stormy night, five men arrive at a cabin for a soap star’s surprise birthday party.  Each guest has been asked to dress as the birthday boy’s favorite actress, Joan Crawford, in one of her signature roles –  and the results aren’t pretty.  As they wait for the star, the five “Joans” begin drinking and dishing, dark secrets emerge and soon there’s one Joan less.  …  Who Killed Joan Crawford? http://islandcitystage.org/boxoffice/who-killed-joan-crawford/

Saturday, January 16– Gamma Mu Foundation Celebration – 6:30 PM. Waterfront home of Lance Waagner 2875 NE 36th Street, Fort Lauderdale. The Gamma Mu Foundation is a non- profit charitable foundation that seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of the LGBT community, primarily in rural and other under- served populations of the United States. http://files.ctctcdn.com/91cf15cb001/ad108650-ad08-4f42-97c3-ce03f235dc56.pdf

Saturday, January 16 – 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

Tuesday, January 19  –  GFLGLCC January Mixer – 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Matty's at Wilton Park, 2100 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the January Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. GFLGLCC Members: Free, Future-Members $10. One complimentary Reyka Vodka drink included. RSVP Not Required but Appreciated. http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-january-mixer-at-matty-s-at-wilton-park-611

Wednesday, January 20 – 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

Thursday, January 21 – Pride Center Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm Fort Lauderdale Marriott. 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.

January 21 - January 31 – Slow Burn Theatre Company, Violet: The Musical Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center.201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. The Award Winning Slow Burn Theatre Co. at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts proudly presents VIOLET. Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award. Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel from one of most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre - Jeanine Tesori (Caroline Or Change, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek). With its powerful story Violet has astounded critics and audiences alike making it one of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s.

Save the Date:

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/

Wednesday, February 24 – Pride Center Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 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.

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/

Sunday, March 20 – Lambda Legal in Fort Lauderdale – 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Lambda Legal returns to the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Join us for an evening of cocktails & hors d'oeuvres among the lush grounds of this historic Fort Lauderdale icon as we celebrate Lambda Legal’s victories for equality and commit to the work ahead. Event Co-Chairs: Robert Kuhn, Ken Keechl. Special Guest Speaker: Kevin Cathcart, Lambda Legal Executive Director. For tickets or more information visit http://www.lambdalegal.org/fortlauderdale or please contact Jeff Souva at jsouva@lambdalegal.org or call 312-605-3228.

Sunday, April 10 – The Pride Center 5K Run/Walk on Wilton Drive

Friday, May 13 –Diversity Honors, co-presented by the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Diversity Honors event is a collaboration between two organizations, The Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park. Diversity Honors is designed to put South Florida on the International stage of LGBTQ rights and activism. The event will highlight those who have made a transformational effect on improving the lives of others, leading the change to promote inclusion and acceptance. Tickets: $150 per person. http://www.diversityhonors.com/

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