12/1 John Offerdahl’s Grid Iron Grill Off 12-11 p.m. Pompano Beach Amphitheatre. Miami Dolphins legends team up with Broward’s best chefs. www.gridirongriller.com
12/1-2 Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bonnet House. Orchids, exotics, gourmet food trucks, gardening lectures, cooking demos & more.
12/7 Yuletide in the Park 6 p.m., Pompano Beach Community Park, 1801 N.E. 6th St., Pompano Beach. Parade followed by the arrival of Santa, games, crafts, entertainment, caroling and a magical light show. 954.786.4111. www.mypompanobeach.org
12/8 Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Cove 5-9 p.m., Cove Shopping Center, Deerfield Beach. Musical
performances, photos with Santa, kid’s activities and more. 954.480.4429. www.deerfield-beach.com
12/8 Holiday Festival in Old Fort Lauderdale 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort Lauderdale History Center. Family activities, music and entertainment, food, arts and crafts, antique car show and holiday gifts for sale.
12/8 57th Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade 7-9 p.m., Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Evening parade with marching bands, floats and more. 954.921.3404. www.gohollywoodfla.com
12/9 Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade 6 p.m. Festively decorated boats parade along the Intracoastal Waterway.
12/15 Christmas Near the Beach 5:30-9:30 p.m., ArtsPark at Young Circle. Variety show celebrating the wonder of Christmas.
12/15 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade 6:30 p.m., Fort Lauderdale. 100 brilliantly illuminated boats sail down the
New River and up the Intracoastal Waterway. 954.767.0686.
12/16 Jazz & Arts Festival 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Herb Skolnick Center, 800 S.W. 36th Ave., Pompano Beach. Live music and art for sale.
12/17-1/6 Fiestas Patronales 10400 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. Largest Hispanic festival in South Florida. Live entertainment, traditional Hispanic food, carnival rides and fun for the whole family. www.prfiestas.com
12/21 Santa on the Beach 12:45 p.m., Fort Lauderdale Beach. Santa Claus and his elves will walk along the beach. 954.828.5363.
12/28-30 International Gem & Jewelry Show Fri. 12-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., War Memorial Auditorium. Find quality jewelry of all kinds at discount prices. www.intergem.com
12/31 New Year’s Eve Downtown Fort Lauderdale Countdown Ring in the New Year! This event takes place on S.W. 2nd St., between S.W. 2nd Ave. and S.W. 4th Ave. Lighted ball drops at midnight. 954.828.5363.
1/4-6 Fort Lauderdale Beach Car Show & Auction 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Auction starts at noon on Fri. and 10 a.m. Sat. & Sun. War Memorial Auditorium. www.ftlauderdaleauction.com
1/5-6 25th Annual Las Olas Art Fair 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. More than 150 artists display their work. 561.746.6615. www.artfestival.com
1/18-20 Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m., War Memorial Auditorium. Beautiful orchids, supplies, jewelry and accessories for sale and much more. www.flos.org
1/19-20 Broward Shell Show Sat. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1801 N.E. 6th St., Pompano Beach. Thousands of beautiful and unusual shells. 305.467.4412. www.browardshellclub.org
1/19 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 5 p.m., ArtsPark at Young Circle. Family friendly fun with bounce houses, face painting
and games. 954.921.3404. www.gohollywoodfla.com
1/21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade & Celebration 9 a.m., Pompano Beach. Parade begins on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at 9 a.m. followed by a celebration at Blanche Ely High School at 11 a.m. 954.786.4585. www.mypompanobeach.org
1/21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration 10 a.m., Parade at Pioneer Park followed by entertainment and activities
at Westside Park in Deerfield Beach. 954.480.4429. www.deerfield-beach.com
1/25 Symphony of the Americas 25th Anniversary Gala 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 S.E. 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. Formal event featuring cocktails, dancing and gourmet dinner. 954.644.9049. www.symphonyoftheamericas.org
1/26-27 Canadafest Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Festival showcasing the French Canadian culture. 954.924.9705.
1/26 7th Annual Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Frost Park, 300 N.E. 2nd St., Dania Beach. Antique bikes, live music, food, Harley skill team and more. 954.830.8855.
1/26-27 Nautical Flea Market Sat., 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Pompano Beach Community Park. Find all types of nautical
gear – both new and used. 954.786.4111. www.nauticalfleamarket.com
1/26-27 33rd Annual Festival of the Arts 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Deerfield Beach. 954.480.4429. www.deerfield-beach.com
First Fridays Jazz Jams 7:30-9:30 p.m., ArtServe.
First Sundays SunTrust Sunday JazzBrunch 11a.m.-2 p.m., Riverwalk, DowntowFort Lauderdale. Live, outdoor concert series. 954.828.5363.
Every Monday Food Truck Invasion 5:30 to10 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle. Eat your wayaround the park with flavors galore at one ofmany food trucks. 954.921.3274. www.miamifoodtrucks.com
Every Wednesday Meditation Classes 5:45-6:30 p.m., George English Tennis Center, (Rec Room, 1101 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale). Free. 954.463.4733.
Every Friday Broadwalk Friday Fest 7:30-9 p.m., Hollywood Beach Theatre. Live music along Hollywood’s Broadwalk. 954.921.3404. www.gohollywoodfla.com
Every Friday Funtastic Fridays for Kids 5-8 p.m., ArtsPark at Young Circle. Free family event featuring bounce houses, face painters, magic & more! 954.921.3274. www.gohollywoodfla.com
Every Friday & Saturday ArtsPark Live! 8-9:30 p.m., ArtsPark at Young Circle. Free weekend concert series. 954.921.3500.
Every 3rd Saturday ArtWalk 7-10 p.m., Downtown Hollywood. Enjoy art, live music, wine and refreshments at galleries, cafes and
shops in the Downtown District. 954.924.2980. www.gohollywoodfla.com
Through 12/9 Divorce Party The Musical Broward Center.
12/2 Wanda Sykes 8 p.m., Broward Center.
12/4 Michael Bolton Hard Rock Live.
12/5 So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2012 7:30 p.m., Hard Rock Live.
12/6 & 8 Florida Grand Opera – La Boheme Broward Center.
12/7-8 Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir - Holiday Concert 8 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 1400 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. 954.563.2697. www.singingsons.org
12/8 Y100’s Jingle Ball BB&T Center.
12/8 An Evening with Shirley Caesar 8 p.m., Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark.
12/9 Aerosmith with Cheap Trick 7:30 p.m., BB&T Center.
12/11 Symphony of the Americas – Sounds of the Season: A Holiday Extravaganza 8:15 p.m., Broward Center.
12/12 Gold Coast Jazz Society – Let’s Misbehave, the Music of Cole Porter 7:45 p.m., Broward Center.
12/13 Joe Bonamassa 8 p.m., Hard Rock Live.
12/13-1/6 Shear Madness Broward Center.
12/14 Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve 4 p.m. & 8 p.m., BB&T Center. 12/15 Vince Neil with special guests
Great White 8 p.m., The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.
12/15-16 Miami City Ballet – The Nutcracker Broward Center.
12/16 José José 7 p.m., Hard Rock Live.
12/16 Spain featuring Antonio Carmona 6 p.m., ArtsPark at Young Circle. 954.924.2980. www.gohollywoodfla.com/events
12/18-30 Broadway Across America – Sister Act Broward Center.
12/22 Carrie Underwood 7:30 p.m., BB&T Center.
12/22 Tony Orlando 8 p.m., The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.
12/22 Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida – The Nutcracker Parker Playhouse.
12/28-29 Gladys Knight 8 p.m., Hard Rock Live.
12/30-31 Kid Rock Sun. 8 p.m., Mon. 9:30 p.m., Hard Rock Live.
12/31 BB King 9 p.m., Broward Center.
1/4-5 The State Ballet Theatre of Russia – Romeo and Juliet
7:30 p.m., Parker Playhouse.
1/5 Parents Time Out 8 p.m., Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark.
1/5 Satire and Controversy: An Evening with Oliver Stone + Special Guest Jon Lovett 8 p.m., Broward Center.
1/6 Lar Enterprise presents An Evening of Doo Wop Stars 7 p.m., Parker Playhouse.
1/7 Itzhak Perlman 7:30 p.m., Broward Center.
1/9 Gold Coast Jazz Society – Majesty of the Trumpet: From Armstrong to Faddis
7:45 p.m., Broward Center.
1/11-13 Shen-Yun Broward Center.
1/14 Johnny Mathis 7:30 p.m., Broward Center.
1/14 South Florida Symphony Orchestra – Natasha Paremski 7:30 p.m., Broward Center.
1/15-2/3 Broadway Across America – Agatha Christie’s BBC Murders Parker Playhouse.
1/19-20 Miami City Ballet – Program II Broward Center.
1/22 Natalie Cole 8 p.m., Broward Center.
1/22 Symphony of the Americas – Celebrate the Classics 8:15 p.m., Broward Center.
1/24 Ron White 7 p.m., Broward Center.
1/25 Sweet Honey in the Rock 8 p.m., Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark.
1/29 The Marriage of Figaro 7:30 p.m., Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark.
1/30-2/17 Broadway Across America – Wicked Broward Center.
Art & Exhibits
Through 2/10 Warhol and Cars: American Icons Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition traces the development of
Warhol’s work with cars throughout his career.
Through Spring 2013 Photography by Adrian E. Gray, artwork by Jorge Martinez and KC Scott IGFA Changing Gallery.
Through 5/1 All That Jazz: Photographs of Jazz Legends Ansin Family Art Gallery at Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark. Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and others are featured in this exhibit.
12/7-1/14 Camera-man: The Seminoles through the Lens of Julian Dimock 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Wed.-Sun., Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Big Cypress Reservation, 34725 W. Boundary Rd.,
Clewiston. Opening reception Fri., Dec. 7, from 2-4 p.m. 877.902.1113. www.ah-tah-thi-ki.com
1/11 Annual Interest Art Show 7 p.m., Young At Art Museum, 751 S.W. 121st Ave., Davie. Spotlight art exhibition of emerging South Florida artists and auction. 954.424.5018.
Through 1/6 Skate Las Olas. The Riverside Hotel, Lawn. Enjoy gliding on the 1,800 sq. ft. outdoor ice skating rink overlooking Las Olas Boulevard. 954.377.0943. www.lasolasboulevard.com
12/8-9 Madeline’s Christmas – Family Fun Series 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., Broward Center. Celebrate the holidays in high spirits as the
popular Madeline and her friends have a holiday adventure beyond their wildest dreams.
12/15-16 The Hobbit Opening Weekend Activities Museum of Discovery & Science. Immerse yourself in this world of fantasy with
a weekend abundant with majestic ventures and exciting activities.
12/21 Arts Ballet Theatre - The Nutcracker – Smart Stage Matinee 10:30 a.m., Parker Playhouse.
12/31-1/6 Human Body Exhibit Museum of Discovery & Science. Use your senses to compete for prizes and learn how the body works.
1/12 One Night in Frogtown 11:30 a.m., Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark. The musical storybook by Philip Pelletier will teach children about cultural diversity.
12/1- 4/29 Live Greyhound Racing Thurs.-Mon. Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach. Post times 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. 954.924.3200. www.mardigrascasinofl.com
12/1-4/5 Live Thoroughbred Racing Wed.- Sun. Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, 901 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach. Don’t miss the Florida Sunshine Millions Jan. 19 and the Donn Handicap Feb. 9. 954.454.7000. www.gulfstreampark.com
Through 4/3 Live Harness Racing Mon., Wed. & Sat. Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach. First post time at 7:05 p.m. 954.972.2000. www.theislepompanopark.com
12/29 MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic BB&T Center. Tulsa vs. Florida State 2 p.m.; Air Force vs. Florida 4:30 p.m. 305.341.4701. www.orangebowl.org
1/1 Discover Orange Bowl & Game DayFan Zone 1:30 p.m., Sun Life Stadium. Livemusic, interactive games, memorabilia & more. Separate ticketing for 8 p.m. kickoff ACC winner vs. TBA. 305.341.4701. www.orangebowl.org
1/7 Discover BCS National ChampionshipGame & Game Day Fan Zone 1:30p.m., Sun Life Stadium. Celebration at FanZone. BCS Champ Game 8 p.m. 305.341.4700. www.orangebowl.org