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/
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.
Thursday, November 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/
Thursday, November 3 – November G2H2 Open Bar Social Mixer – 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. pin
2300 Ne 7TH Ave Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Drinks on Us!-Complimentary Happy Hour Benefiting Poverello. They've been doing great work for people living with HIV/AIDS since 1988 http://www.poverello.org/portal/ INCLUDING GIVE-AWAYS from WINDEMAR Resort
and the 5 Elements Spa. GREAT CAUSE- GREAT GIVE-AWAYs- GREAT DRINKS! Mix and Mingle with local LGBT professionals and get to know our staff of LGBT travel experts at our new Wilton Manors office! Have fun and give back to a great organization.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION: https://www.facebook.com/groups/G2H2Wilton/
Friday, November 4- Thou Art Woman – 7:00pm – 10:00pm. GiGi’s Music Cafe, 4385 NW 88th Avenue, Sunrise, FL 33351. Join us for the 6th installment of our Open Mic event celebrating LGBTQ women & allies. Live music by Black & Creme; spoken word by Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns; dancing by dillon, live painting by Teepop & music by DJ Jesimixx. All are welcome to perform during open mic portion, all are welcome to attend. Tickets $15 on Eventbrite and $20 at the door. Get your tickets now at https://thouartwoman.eventbrite.com!!!
Saturday, November 5 – Art with a Heart benefiting The Paverello Center – 6pm - 11pm. Artist Lofts 1310 SW 2nd Court. Ft. Lauderdale 33312. Serving nearly 3,000 families annually with heart and nutritional services. Featuring additional local and national artistes. Cash Bar, Silent/Live Auctions, Limited Editions Artwork. Open to the Public. https://www.facebook.com/artwithaheartforpoverello
Saturday, November 5 – SAGE of South Florida Monthly Luncheon – 12:30pm – 2:00pm at the Herb Skolnic Center in Pompano Beach. Call (954) 634-7219 to reserve your space. http://www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/
Wednesday, November 9 – 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/
Thursday, November 10 – SAGE of South Florida Monthly Women’s Luncheon – 12:00pm - 2:00pm at The Ark, 6255 Sterling Road, Davie, FL. http://www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/
Thursday, November 10 - Stonewall Society VIP Preview – 6:00-8:00 pm. Stonewall National Museum – Mona Pittenger Gallery. Save the date for the Stonewall Society VIP Preview on with special guest photographer B. PROUD. Bar and light refreshments provided with thanks to the generosity of Ketel One Vodka and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. View the exhibit, FIRST COMES LOVE – PORTRAITS OF ENDURING LGBTQ RELATIONSHIPS PHOTOGRAPS BY B. PROUD sponsored by Darcy J Beeman, AAMS®, CFP®, ADPA® Financial Advisor | Edward Jones and season sponsor Broward County Cultural Division. Proud’s photographs show diverse, LGBTQ couples and create an expressive portrait to represent in each relationship the depth, the seriousness, and the love between two people who have made a commitment to one another. The exhibition is very special to us as it features six photos depicting local couples and notable Florida residents. Among them are: Ruth Berman and Connie Kurtz; Anthony De Maio and Domenick Falcione; Robert C. Pingpank and Richard T. Nolan; Edrie Ferdun and Jan Felshin; Edrie Ferdun and Jan Felshin; Larry Levinson and Joe DeLeo; as well as Sandra Holiday and the late Anita Priest. RSVP by calling 954-763-8565. Please invite guests that may be interested in joining the Stonewall Society.
Friday, November 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.
Friday, November 11 – Two of a Kind, Broadway to Silver Screen – 8:00pm. The Sanctuary, 1400 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304. 2 of a Kind is a Cabaret/Concert vocal duo featuring Fort Lauderdale residents Brent D. Kuenning and Steve Geyer. Both are former New York singer/dancer/actors with Broadway, National and International credits. As best friends of similar backgrounds, experiences, and musical tastes, their show “Broadway to Silver Screen” takes the Guys back to their roots to visit the Broadway songbook of shows. A collection transferred to huge cinematic hits and fan favorite films remounted as Broadway hits. From the golden era feature films like Guys and Dolls, South Pacific and Gypsy to smash hits from Grease, Mamma Mia and more. Not to mention a special tribute to Disney’s musicals from the big screen and the Great White Way. The concert is free with a suggested $10 donation at the door. www.artistecard.com/2ofaKindBrentandSteve
Saturday, November 12 – VIP Sponsor Reception for Equality Florida Broward Gala - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Once again Equality Florida will celebrate the generosity, commitment, and leadership of their major donors. It's become one of the most anticipated events on the fall calendar. And we will be honoring a long-standing champion with the Equality Florida Service and Leadership award! To RSVP, contact: Row Iliescu, South Florida Development Director, 305-335-2102
Saturday, November 12 – GFLGLCC Wedding & Business Expo
Join us on November 12th at the campus of the Sanctuary at 1400 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale for the inaugural GFLGLCC Wedding & Business Expo. Parking and admission are FREE to all. You'll meet and mingle with representatives from our member businesses and corporate partners. We'll have something for everyone -- consumers to business owners, singles, families and those planning their future.
Saturday, November 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/
Sunday, November 13 – Equality Florida Broward Gala – 6:00pm – 9:00pm B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale, 1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Join us in celebration of the work of Equality Florida, a year's worth of progress towards full LGBT rights, and of Voice For Equality honoree, Martina Navritalova at this year's Gala, being held at the beautifully redesigned B Ocean Resort!! Tickets $175 includes full bar, light supper, and valet parking. Attire: cocktail. http://www.eqfl.org/browardgala
Monday, November 14 – 6th Annual LGBT Leadership Forum– 6:00pm – 8:30pm NSU Museum of Art, Horvitz Auditorium, One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Expanding our vision • deepening our understanding Worldwide, 2.8 billion people live in the nearly 80 countries that criminalize same-sex activities. Our fund foundation is gathering a panel of bold leaders and resilient pioneers leading the international LGBT equality movement to discuss what is being done to bring human rights to all people everywhere. http://www.our-fund.org
Monday, November 14 – Taste of the Island– 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305. Taste of the Island is an evening of food and libation featuring three dozen elite food and beverage establishments spotlighting their culinary and beverage specialties at Wilton Manors’ acclaimed outdoor tasting event. Now in its 11th year, “Taste” welcomes everyone in our community and South Florida to join together to explore the wide range of culinary delicacies available in our area. The event is held at the beautiful Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, 33305.The first Taste of the Island was in 2006 and we have grown to over 700 attendees in subsequent years. Tickets are limited due to the popularity of the event. Taste of the Island is a rain or shine event – sorry, no refunds. Get tickets now for the 2016 Taste of the Island! https://www.xorbia.com/e/tasteoftheisland/11th-annual-taste-of-the-island/xt/?referral=xt-buy-tix
Tuesday, November 15 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Stache Drinking Den, 105 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort 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
Tuesday, November 15 – GFLGLCC October Mixer – 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT. L Bar in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the October Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/
Wednesday, November 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 17 – GLBX After Hours Networking – 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. TBD. Mix & Mingle with a fun group of like-minded business professionals! http://www.ftlchamber.com/index.php?src=events&submenu=Members&srctype=detail&category=Events&refno=110987
Thursday, November 17 – GLLN Happy Hour – (Third Thursday of Each Month). 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. TBD. Happy Hours are on the 3rd Thursday of every month at various locations 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 2-4-1 drinks and complimentary appetizers. Come networks with local professionals. For more information, visit www.glln.org.
Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20 – SMART Ride – The SMART Ride began as a dream to create a bicycle event where 100% of pledges raised could go back to the communities to be used for direct services. What makes SMART Ride unique? The ride is fully supported and designed to allow riders of all degrees of experience to participate. This is a ride not a race. The average rider raises over $2,020. Our participants come from across the State of Florida from as far south as Key West, as far North as Jacksonville, from Tampa to Palm Beach. We attract between 400-500 participants with each event, but we touch thousands more on the road as we travel between cities and towns, and with each donation that is made. Last year, close to 10,000 people donated to our efforts – that’s quite an impact! Riders and crew range in age from 18 to 73. To donate, participate or volunteer: https://www.thesmartride.org/
Saturday, November 19 – Pride Jazz Ensemble Concert – 7:00pm. First United Methodist Church, 101 SE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301."...All That Jazz" will be a stand alone concert for the South Florida Pride Jazz Ensemble. We will be featuring selections from some of your favorites. We look forward to seeing you! Tickets are $15 each. Benefiting the Pride Wind Ensemble, FUMC Music Department, and FUMC Youth Program. To get tickets, visit the link provided, or www.pridewindensemble.org.
Saturday, November 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/events/1636973699909440/
Saturday November 26 – Push-Ups for Pets Challenge – 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Outside Hunters, 2232 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Please join the Pet Project to help raise funds so they can continue their Mission. The Pet Project is a nonprofit organization that enables those who are financially challenged due to illness, disability, aging to keep their pets. Sign up today at: www.petprojectforpets.org
Monday, November 28 – SAGE Men's Night Out – 5:30 pm at Tropics Piano Bar and Restaurant. Every fourth Monday of the month, SAGE men meet at Tropics for cocktails, dinner and lively conversation. http://www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/
November 30 – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon – 11:30am - 1:30pm. Events by The Grateful Palate, 3003 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308. Please join us for the GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon, you'll meet new friends, make business connections and enjoy a wonderful luncheon http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-quarterly-networking-luncheon-presented-by-the-greater-fort-lauderdale-convention-visitors-bureau-cvb-2430
Save the Date:
Tuesday, December 6 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm TBD. 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
March 16th, 2017- March 20th, 2017 – 6th Annual Pride Center Cruise 4 Day Cruise Including Key West & Nassau, Bahamas – We are excited to announce that The Pride Center and Freedom Travel are once again teaming up to present the 6th Annual Pride Center Cruise March 16th thru March 20th, 2017 from Fort Lauderdale, FL. These cruises have been a huge success, raising over $50,000 to benefit The Pride Center's programs and services. Join us again this year on the newly renovated Celebrity Summit! RESERVE YOUR CABIN TODAY WITH A $100 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TODAY! http://www.bookfreedomtravel.com/2017-pride-center-cruise
TBD – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon – 11:30am - 1:30pm. TBD. Please join us for the GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon, you'll meet new friends, make business connections and enjoy a wonderful luncheon prepared by the Riverside Hotel. Luncheon Details: The Riverside Hotel will serve a 3-course lunch, choice of nonalcoholic beverage, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Cocktails, wine and beer are available. Reduced Valet: $4. Fees/Admission: GFLGLCC Members: $35 Future-Members: $40. http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/the-cia-presents-the-gflglcc-quarterly-networking-luncheon-05-18-2016-714