Thursday, August 23
The Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) will host its monthly Networking Mixer, featuring food, drinks and incredible networking opportunities from 5:30 to 7pm. Both members and non-members are welcome at this complimentary event. Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards to connect. The event is sponsored by and held at the The Apothecary (330 Himmarshee Street in Fort Lauderdale) in support of Island City Stage (there is a suggested $10 donation). To RSVP, please contact Michael Goodman (Chair, GLBX Council) at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/ycdqrnkq.
Residents will be in for a treat today, as the Sunrise Pita & Grill located at 2275 S. University Drive, Davie, will hold a Grand Opening Event starting at 4 pm featuring giveaways, product tastings and a lively atmosphere. Festivities include the ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor of Davie, a sampling of Sunrise Pita & Grill delicious products, free falafel for a year raffle, free sampler for the first 50 customers who make a purchase by 5pm, inflatable money machine (to win free gift cards and prizes), spin ‘n win and other attractions. Sunrise Pita & Grill is the only Kosher restaurant in Sunrise and first Kosher restaurant in the heart of Davie. For more information on Sunrise Pita & Grill, please call 954-281-8779 or go to their website: sunrisepita.com
You’re invited to SAVE’s complimentary Business Equality Luncheon, graciously sponsored by The Miami Dolphins, at Hard Rock Stadium (347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens), from 12pm-2pm. Join the growing number of local businesses, big and small, who have taken a stand against discrimination in the workplace. Mix and mingle with other members of SAVE’s Business Equality Network and learn why equality is good for business. To RSVP, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-equality-luncheon-tickets-48137793436.
GLLN is pleased to partner up with The Pride Center’s Annual Back to School Drive that supports Tools for School and Broward Education Foundation, as they try collect as much school supplies that will help teachers and students be prepared for the 2018/2019 school year. They are having a happy hour, with free appetizers at The Grille (2000 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors) from 6-8pm, and they ask everyone attending to please bring school supplies to place in a collection box or make a monetary donation to support this very worthy cause.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) presents its Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker from 6-9pm at the Mediterranean historic and luxurious Coral Gables Country Club. Enjoy delicious food by Liberty Caffe, a full open bar courtesy of Bacardi featuring Grey Goose Vodka, Music by DJ Jesimixx. Mingle and network with over 150 Chamber members, guests and the community at large, and don’t forget to leverage the “Business Cards Bulletin Board.” Members of the “Membership Committee” will be present to answer inquiries and make introductions. Free drawing for great prizes. Admission: Members ($10 online/$20 at door); Others ($20 online/$25 at door).
Friday, August 24
Tonight and tomorrow LeBoy will be celebrating the birthday of their owner and leader, Sean David. Stop by either day to wish Sean a happy birthday and enjoy their free buffet form 8-10pm.
Join the South Florida Flag Football League in partnership with the Stonewall National Museum as they host a screening of the documentary: F(l)ag Football- A Documentary at 7:30pm, followed by a meet and greet with Director Seth Greenleaf, as well as a Q&A session with SFFFL board members. The event will take place at the Hagen Park Community Center (2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors), and admission is $10 at: sfffl.org/pages/sffflevents, and includes one complimentary wine, beer, or soda. Proceeds benefit South Florida Flag Football League, Inc.
Saturday, August 25
Jerry, the owner of Mona’s, presents the annual celebration of life for John “Mary” Lyons, which is always celebrated on his birthday “8/25.” They will be celebrating all day long with a complimentary buffet starting at 4pm.
The Ramrod presents, direct from Italy DJ Fero with deep and techno house therapy from 10pm to 3am.
The Annual Pridelines Masquerade Ball, presented by CAN Community Health takes place at the Faena Forum starting at 6:30pm. An elegant affair with a futuristic flare, is Pridelines’ largest annual fundraiser, and features a silent auction, cocktail reception, and a formal dining experience along with an after-party which includes entertainment and dancing. This is a black tie affair and masks are encouraged. They also invite you to enjoy a night of “gambling” in their Casino For A Cause! Guests will enjoy some of their favorite casino inspired games. For more information, or to order tickets ($250 a person), go to: Pridelinesmasquerade.com
The Manor presents “Masked” with music by L.A.’s Reload event star DJ Alexander, and featuring beautiful dancers, Novelty acts and productions. In the Ivy Dance Room and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents “Masquerade” starring Taina Norell, Yeisa Jovovich, DJ Larry Larr and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. Saturdays at the Manor is from 11pm to 4 am and feature NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 for members after midnight and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).
Sunday, August 26
The Pub presents Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee, which is a church of a different kind and features good old fashioned Southern Gospel music at 7 pm.
This is HOT
The Jewish High Holidays are coming up soon and are all about family and friends gathering together to share a delicious meal. And while many people love to celebrate with favorite kosher foods there is no reason why traditional kosher and Jewish recipes can’t be different and unique. What’s old can become new and fun again with fresh ingredients and unique twists.
Today’s kosher cooking is spicier and bolder than the food of before, with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients, less processed foods and healthier non-dairy alternatives. From world-renowned kosher food blog, Busy in Brooklyn, Chanie Apfelbaum, has created a delicious collection of modern, cultural, trendy, and bold dishes that reflect her passion for reinventing traditional foods with a modern vibe with her debut cookbook, Millennial Kosher: Recipes Reinvented for the Modern Palate ($34.99).
Millennial Kosher provides home cooks with over 150 innovative recipes for everyday and holiday meals and beautiful color photos for every dish.
To find out more about the author or to order Millennial Kosher: Recipes Reinvented for the Modern Palate, go to: busyinbrooklyn.com.