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.
August 1 - 6 – LGBT Summer Senior Cabaret Camp – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Work with theater professional and other LGBT Seniors to develop an original cabaret show to perform at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tell YOUR story through spoken world and musical performances. No experience required. Open to campers aged 45+ and FREE to participants. https://www.facebook.com/events/1611023029207974/
Tuesday, August 2 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Beauty & The Feast
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, August 4 – 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, Aug. 5 & Saturday, Aug. 6 – LGBT Summer Senior Cabaret – 8:00pm. Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Presented by the Broward Center and SlowBurn Theatre Co. Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Broward “What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. Life is a cabaret, old chum. Come to the cabaret.” Enjoy a performance of spoken word and singing by a group of seniors who spent the week being coached in performance by theater professionals. The is designed to combat isolation and loneliness of seniors, and the seniors responded to the call for community. Now is your chance to enjoy this community too! Tickets $20:
Saturday, Aug. 6 – Pints for Pride at Funky Buddha – 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Funky Buddha, 1201 NE 38th Str. Oakland Park, FL 33334. Funky Buddha Brewery is thrilled to host our friends at The Pride Center Florida to raise funds for the center, bring together the community, raise awareness, educate eachother and gather school supplies for Broward County schools! Donate $5+ and get a wristband good for $1 off Funky Buddha Drafts during the event. https://www.facebook.com/events/1757743761135401/
Saturday, Aug. 6 – 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.
Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Fork & Balls
1301 East Las Olas Blvd., 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, Aug. 10 – 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, Aug. 11 – SAGE of South Florida Monthly Women’s Luncheon – 12:00pm - 2:00pm at The Ark, 6255 Sterling Road, Davie, FL.
Friday, Aug. 12 – 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, Aug. 13 – 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, Aug. 16 – GFLGLCC Mixer – 5:30 - 7:30. the Kreepy Tiki Bar & Lounge, 2608 S. Federal Highway,Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the April 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/
Wednesday, Aug. 17 – 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, Aug. 18 – 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. Sponsored by our Strategic Alliance Members: Alpine Jaguar, Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center, Edward Jones, and Seacoast Bank. 2-4-1 drinks and complimentary appetizers. Come networks with local professionals. For more information, visit www.glln.org.
Saturday, Aug. 20 – Poverello Bowling to Fight Hunger – 11:00am – 3:00pm. Sawgrass Lanes 8501 N University Drive Tamarac, FL 33321. 100% of the funds raised from the Bowling to Fight Hunger event will benefit Poverello’s clients by providing these lifesaving health and nutritional services. Enter our Exclusive Drawing to Win 2 Round Trip Tickets on JetBlue (to any non-stop destination - worldwide!) and a 2-Night Stay at the Embassy Suites in San Juan, PR. http://www.poverello.org/portal/poverello-s-24th-annual-bowling-to-fight-hunger
Monday, August 22 – Equality Florida Connection event at Café Vico – 7:30pm. Happy hour event at with complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and an update from Equality Florida's leadership team. All are welcome!
Monday, Aug. 22 – 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.
Saturday, August 27 – Stonewall National Museum & Archives Night Out with Ricky Martin– 8:00pm at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Join Stonewall National Museum & Archives at the Ricky Martin "One World Tour”. Stonewall National Museum & Archives, in partnership with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, hosts an exclusive group night out, limited to 100 people. A generous portion of each ticket benefits Stonewall National Museum & Archives. Ticket price includes a special pre-concert reception hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, including generous open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets $125, Includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and tickets to the show. Pre-Concert Reception in L Bar: 6:00 PM. Show Start Time: 8:00PM | Doors Open Time: 7:00PM. Purchase tickets only at stonewall-museum.org
Save the Date:
TBD – GLBX After Hours Networking – 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. The Pride Center, 2040 A North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL. Mix & Mingle with a fun group of like-minded business professionals! https://www.facebook.com/fortlauderdaleglbx/
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
Tuesday, September 14 – Equality Florida Major donor event – 6:00pm PM – 8:00pm. TBD Florida Council Mixer, a private cocktail reception in appreciation of the major donors to and sponsors of Equality Florida, hosted by Drew Tabatchnick and Ira Baer.
Saturday, September 24 – Artopia 3, An Annual GLBX Fundraiser – 7:00PM – 11 PM. NSU Art Museum, 1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. ARTOPIA III is Fort Lauderdale's most artistic and entertaining event of the fall season! Prepare yourself for an evening over over the top entertainment, artistic expression and surprises you don't want to miss! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Stonewall National Museum & Archives, Island City Stage and Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida. https://www.facebook.com/events/292920377715192/
Saturday October 22nd – PAWS 4 PAWS “Twilight pet walk a thon” – 6 PM registration – 11 PM 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
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
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/