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October 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.

Saturday, October 1 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/

Saturday, October 1 – Julian’s 5th Anniversary Reverse Quinceanera – 7:00pm – 11:00pm. The Armory, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315. Join us for our 5th Anniversary Reverse Quinceanera show. Watch as 8 “Damas” compete for Ms. Reverse Quinceanera Pageant 2016-2017. Opening the show in their best Quinceanera Gown “The Reveal”, compete in the “Not So Talented” talent competition. top four Lip Sync Por Tu Vida (For Your LIfe) and work the floor for your support. This comedy and not so politically correct show will leave you laughing for hours. We sell out EVER year, so buy early!!! www.juliansrq.com

Tuesday, October 4– 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


Wednesday, October 5   Diversity Night A night of celebration by Latinos En Accion Commemorating National Latino AIDS Awareness Day – 6 pm – 9 pm. Hunters Night Club Wilton Manors. 2232 Wilton Drive. Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Transfashion Show and Hispanic HIV Leadership Award Ceremony. More information: Email: latinosenaccionbroward@yahoo.com http://latinosenaccionflorida.com/events/

Wednesday, October 5 – Show Your Pride for Pride Ft. Lauderdale – 11:30am – 9:30pm. Burger 21 at 2949 N Federal Highway. Burger 21 will donate 10% of your entire order to Pride Fort Lauderdale to help make Pride on Fort Lauderdale Beach a REALITY! Order lunch To Go. CALL 954-909-0172. https://www.facebook.com/events/1201831726542194/

Thursday, October 6 – 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, October 7 – Strike A Pose - Opening Night MiFo Film & Dance Party – at 8pm - 12am. NSU Art Museum, 1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. In 1990, seven young male dancers joined Madonna on her most controversial world tour. Their journey was captured in the 1991 documentary, Truth or Dare. As a self-proclaimed 'mother' to her dancers, 6 gay and 1 straight, Madonna used the film to make a stand on gay rights and freedom of expression. The dancers became paragons of pride, inspiring people all over the world to dare to be who you are. Twenty five years later, the dancers share their own stories about life during and after the tour. What does it take to express yourself? Filmmakers and Talent expected to be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. http://mifofilm.com/films/info/823

Saturday October 8 – South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble – 7:00pm – 9:30pm Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Join the South Florida Pride WInd Ensemble for our first concert of the 2016-17 season as we perform music of the earth, the air, fire, and water! https://www.facebook.com/events/1895466670673717/

Saturday, October 8  – 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, October 11 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Thirteen, 2390 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. 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, October 13 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/

Friday, October 14 – 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.

Tuesday, October 18 – GFLGLCC October Mixer – 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT. Qbar by Sage Cafe, 2378 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305. Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the October Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at Qbar by Sage Cafe. Hors d'oeurves provided by Sage Cafe. http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/

Wednesday, October 19 – 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, October 20 – GLBX After Hours Networking  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. B Ocean, 1140 Seabreaze Blvd., Fort Lauderedale. 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, October 20 – 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.

Saturday October 22 – PAWS 4 PAWS “Twilight pet walk a thon” – 6:00 pm registration – 11:00pm includes Halloween Pet Costume Contest – entry $25. (or raise $50 per walker and the contest and the walk will be free) looking for sponsors and of course walkers. Contest winners 3 categories / raffles. 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.www.petprojectforpets.org

Sunday, October 23 – T-Dance for team 'Love Always Wins' SMART Ride – 3pm - 6pm. JasperKane, 4361 N Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park, Florida 33334.Drink, Eat, Dance, and Win! all for a great cause- We are hosting a Sunday afternoon T-Dance to support team "Love Always Wins" raise funds for the SMART Ride. A two day ride from Miami to Key West raising funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS programs in Florida. 100% of all funds raised go directly to local Florida programs. $10 Donation request at the door, and raffle tickets for sale. Help us show our community spirit, support our local team, and show that Love does Always Win. We look forward to seeing you all! https://www.facebook.com/events/331346000532307/

Monday, October 24 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/

Wednesday, October 26 – 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/

Sunday, October 30 – Stonewall XXX - VIP Preview Reception – 7pm - 11pm. Stonewall National Museum - Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305. An exclusive, never-before-seen look at the erotic side of Stonewall National Museum & Archives. Kick off Halloween weekend in style with this evening of classic erotica featuring 8 MM Film, erotic artwork, treasures from the Archives, Skin Mags, Pulp Fiction and more. Giveaways and coffee table erotica for every guest. Specialty drinks. Decadent treats. Proceeds benefit Stonewall National Museum & Archives. $50 LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE! https://www.facebook.com/events/200925946988151/

Monday, October 31 – Fright Night at the Addison: Benefiting Slow Burn Theatre Co. – 7:30 PM - 12:30 AM. The Addison, 2 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Join us at the Addison on Halloween night, for our first annual Fright Night party, benefiting Slow Burn Theatre Co. at The Broward Center. The Addison will be completely transformed into a creepy and captivating event experience featuring:
Five Star Diamond award-winning cuisine
Specialty cocktails
Live music and experiences
VIP admission is available for $100/ticket and includes access to the Club Room, open bar, champagne service, and special treats.Come dressed (in costume), to impress.
Complimentary valet parking will be provided.Tickets are limited! Proceeds benefit Slow Burn Theatre Co. at The Broward Center. http://slowburntheatre.org/ Reserve your spot at this highly-anticipated event, before it's too late - by calling the Addison at 561.372.0568 or registering at http://addisonhalloween.com/

Monday, October 31 – Wicked Manors “Political Nightmare” – 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM. Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. The Pride Center will once again produce the largest Halloween Street Festival event of the year, Wicked Manors 2016! This year’s theme for Wicked Manors is “Political Nightmare” and we anticipate 15,000 – 18,000 costumed revelers to gather on Wilton Drive! Traffic will be prohibited to provide a safe area for guests to celebrate and remember to create your best. http://www.wickedmanors.org

Save the Date:

Saturday, November 12 – VIP Sponsor Reception for Equality Florida Broward Gala

Sunday, November 13 – Equality Florida Broward Gala – 6:00 PM – 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

Saturday November 26 – PUSH-UPS FOR PETS – 12:00PM – 4 PM,  silent auction, trophies. 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.www.petprojectforpets.org

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


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/

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