January 2017 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.
Thursday, January 5 – G2H2 Happy Hour to Benefit Broward House – 5:00pm – 7:00. Broward House, 2300 NE 7th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305. Join us for the first party of the year! Enjoy complimentary cocktails, meet LGBT professionals in your area and help benefit a great cause - The Broward House! See you there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/G2H2Wilton/
Thursday, January 5 – GLLN Social Luncheon – 11:45am - 1:15pm. Tee Jay Thai Sushi, 2254 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL. 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/
Saturday, January 7 – 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/
Tuesday, January 10 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm Boatyard, 1555 SE 17th St., Fort 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
Tuesday, January 10 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. TBD. 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 11 – Dolphin Democrats Meeting – Second Wednesday of Each Month. 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, January 12 – 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, January 13 – 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 14 – ArtExplosion 2017 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm. We're excited to announce our new and improved ArtExplosion! ArtsUnited's annual juried show represents an array of work in all media. It is one of the premier, and largest LGBT art shows in the United States, and is ArtsUnited's largest fundraiser of the year. This year we have added an erotic art and film show to the opening reception events. $1,000 in prizes will be awarded. Awards for best of class in five categories (Painting, Photography, Mixed Media, Prints/Drawing and 3D) will be presented, as well as a “Best of Show” award. Our juror is Lark Keeler, adjunct professor at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit runs from Jan. 9th through Jan. 27th, 2017. A $10 donation at the door helps support ArtsUnited's programs.
Saturday, January 14 – Impulse Group NSA: Now Stigma Attached – 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Private Key Club, 567 NW 27th St, Miami, Florida 33127. On Saturday, January 14th, ImpulseSoFL invites you to N.S.A.: No Stigma Attached. Join us at Private Key Club in Miami's Wynwood District. Challenge how you perceive digital interactions regarding HIV education and treatment as you enjoy complimentary cocktails, music, and a fully immersive experience that will redefine and refocus how you view your status. https://www.facebook.com/events/101228110371952/
Saturday, January 14 – 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 17 – Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce Mixer – 05:30pm - 7:30pm. Village Pub, Wilton Manors. Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the January Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at the Village Pub in Wilton Manors
· One Complimentary Reyka Vodka Drink
· Cash Bar with 2-4-1 Drinks
· Hors d'oeuvres by Pub Grub
Wednesday, January 18 – 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, January 19 – Pride Center Eat For A Change – 11:00am – 4:00pm. Chipotle Mexican Grill (1736 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support our programs and services . Come to Chipotle, bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting our cause and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to The Pride Center! https://www.facebook.com/events/630522423787137/
Thursday, January 19 – GLBX After Hours Networking – 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL 33304. Mix & Mingle with a fun group of like-minded business professionals! http://www.ftlchamber.com/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=Events&refno=112862
Thursday, January 19 – 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, January 21 – Wilton Manors Art Expo – Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. January through March, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. A Showcase of local artists, craftsmen, musicians, and businesses in the Arts & Entertainment District and Dixie Village. This cultural experience brings a multitude of visitors into our numerous unique galleries, shops, bars, and restaurants on Wilton Drive and vicinity. http://www.wmae.org
Sunday, January 22 – The Rainbow 5K – 7:30am. Want to start the new year with a healthy resolution? Start training for our annual Rainbow 5k Run/Walk on Sunday, January 22, 2017! Lace-up your brightest jogging shoes and slip on your splashiest running shorts! You can soon dress in your favorite color of the rainbow and join The Pride Center’s SECOND ANNUAL 5K fundraiser. Stroll, jog or run your way across the finish line with your closest friends and family! The Rainbow 5K Run/Walk will be held on SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017. Participants will wind through the beautiful tree-lined streets of the Island City on the 3.1 mile certified 5K course. The Rainbow Run is the newest part of The Pride Center’s health initiative programming. Live entertainment along the route and post-race music, food and beverages also are planned for the event. More than 400 participants are expected to attend. The starting line will be in the heart of Wilton Manors on Wilton Drive, and runners will take off at 7:30 a.m. The Center is collaborating with Split Second Timing for event organization and promotion. Registration admission is $30 for adults. First 400 participants will receive a Pride Center Rainbow 5K Run t-shirt and a medal! Proceeds of this event support the vital services and programs of The Pride Center at Equality Park. Register today at www.TheRainbow5k.com
Monday, January 23 – Wilton Manors’ Annual Classical Concert – Hagen Park Community Center, 2020 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305. 7:00pm -10:00pm. Come out to Hagen Park on Monday, January 23, 2017, for a night of music and community as Wilton Manors hosts their Annual Classical Concert. This year, attendees will enjoy the musical talents of Solo Guitarist, Jack Sanders. This concert, sponsored in part by the Piatigorsky Foundation, an organization with the mission of making live classical music an integral part of everyday life for communities throughout the United States, is free to attend and appropriate for all ages. Price: Free Contact Information: For more information, call (954) 390-2130 or visit http://www.wiltonmanors.com
Monday, January 23 – 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/
Save the Date:
February – 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
Sunday, February 5 – Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida Third Annual Gala Fundraising Brunch – 5:00pm. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 S.E. 17th Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Tuesday, February 14 – Kristen Chenoweth featured Performance at the Stonewall Fundraising Gala – Au Rene Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Sparks will fly this Valentine's Day in what the New York Daily News calls the "nuclear glow" of this "stick of blond dynamite" when Kristin Chenoweth, the incomparable Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, returns to the Broward Center stage to steal your heart.
VIP - $200
Includes pre-concert event with Silent Auction, Open Bar, Passed Hors d'Oeuvres and Lower Orchestra seating for 8 p.m. Performance. Following concert join us for a champagne reception to celebrate the mission of Stonewall National Museum & Archives.
Gala Reception - $100
For those who may have already purchased tickets to the concert. Includes only pre-concert event with Silent Auction, Open Bar and Passed Hors d'Oeuvres. Does not include tickets to concert. http://www.stonewall-museum.org/event/kristin-chenoweth-stonewall-gala-fundraiser/
Wednesday, March 1 – Monday, March 6 - National LGBTQ Task Force Winter Party Festival 2017 – Miami Beach. Back in 1994, our founders decided to kick up their heels and invite the LGBTQ community to party on the sands of South Beach. More than twenty years later, that one night has become an iconic six-day celebration of people – all kinds of people from all over the globe – who come together to learn, live, love, laugh and forge lifelong relationships. With over 12,500 guests from around the world attending six days of events, the scale of Winter Party Festival is inspiring. But the sense of welcome is warmly personal and sincere. Regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity or belief, anyone and everyone is made to feel comfortable and at home. Winter Party Festival is that place where for one week, the world is full of acceptance and love. And we can take a deep breath of the ocean air and clear our heads. Fill our hearts. Engage our minds. Kick up our heels. And return to everyday life happier, stronger, wiser, and ready to ignite the world.
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
Sunday, March 26 – Lambda Legal Bonnet House Event – 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Bonnet House. Join Lambda Legal as we gather nearly 300 of our community supporters to hear about Lambda Legal’s continuing commitment to its important work in securing and maintaining full equality for LGBT persons and those living with HIV. Our annual Fort Lauderdale cocktail event at the unique and beautiful Bonnet House includes presentation of the community leader award, a short talk by a Lambda Legal plaintiff about their case and an update on our strategy, achievements and challenges from our CEO, Rachel Tiven. For more information, visit
March 30 – SAGE & Friends Ft. Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Private Home. Please join SAGE to honor George Zuber. Tickets $100. http://sageusa.org/newsevents/calendar.cfm
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 – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. January through March, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. A Showcase of local artists, craftsmen, musicians, and businesses in the Arts & Entertainment District and Dixie Village. This cultural experience brings a multitude of visitors into our numerous unique galleries, shops, bars, and restaurants on Wilton Drive and vicinity. http://www.wmae.org