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7 Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale - November Monthly Guide

Painting on the Beach
Louis Comfort Tiffany, “Painting on the Beach”

Imagining Florida

On display beginning Nov. 13 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, “Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State” will showcase more than 200 works of art. Explore Florida’s history of diversity and beauty through pieces by artists like Milton Avery, Laura Woodward and Bunny Yeager. (Tickets from $10; bocamuseum.org)

The Nutcracker

‘The Nutcracker’

Set to iconic Tchaikovsky tunes, “The Nutcracker,” presented by Boca Ballet Theatre, will return on Nov. 23 to 25 at the Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater. Get into the holiday spirit with performances featuring magical sets and sparkling costumes. Following the matinee performances will be a Gingerbread Ball, during which kids can meet the characters. (Ticket prices vary; bocaballet.org)

Women Empower Expo

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center will play host for the third annual Women Empower Expo taking place Nov. 10. Join thousands of female leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, creatives and industry leaders for the all-day conference, which will feature break-out sessions, keynote speeches and pop-up shops. (Tickets from $30; womenempowerx.com)

Pamper with a Purpose

Take time for yourself during Biz Queens Network’s Pamper With a Purpose on Nov. 2 prior to the “We Inspire Hope” event taking place Nov. 3 to fight against human trafficking. During this all-inclusive spa day held at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina’s Spa 66, enjoy access to resort pools, the hydro-bath, and a choice of relaxing treatments like liquid oxygen facials and acupuncture with Swarovski crystals. (Tickets from $300; bizqueensnetwork.com)

luxurious and coveted automobiles

Rev’d Up

Broward County’s first event showcase of the rarest, most luxurious and coveted automobiles is headed to Las Olas Boulevard on Nov. 11. Exotics on Las Olas will give attendees an up-close look at the world’s finest curated collection of vehicles from around the world. (free; exoticsonlasolas.com)

John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food


Now in its ninth year, the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival presented by the Uhealth Clinic at Walgreens will return to Pompano Beach Amphitheater from Nov. 9 to 11. The weekend-long celebration will pair celebrity chefs with South Florida NFL legends to create signature dishes for a cause. This year’s event will also include a new barbecue pit masters competition on Saturday. (Ticket prices vary; gridirongrilloff.com)

tennis pros and sports and entertainment

Tennis Classic

Former tennis pros and sports and entertainment personalities will head to Boca Raton from Nov. 9 to 11 for the 29th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic. The weekend will include a Pro-Am, cocktail party, charity gala and two days of pro-celebrity tennis taking place at Boca Resort & Club. (Ticket prices vary; chrisevert.org)

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Rock Out

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Check out the rock royalty lineup in addition to 13 other bands who will grace the stage during the second annual ROCKFEST ’80s, taking place Nov. 4 to 5 at C.B. Smith Park. There will also be a street art exhibition, food vendors and an on-site hair and makeup salon styling looks reminiscent of the time. (Tickets from $79; rockfest80s.com) 

Art Show 

Downtown Delray Beach will host the 18th annual Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival from Nov. 25 to 26 on East Atlantic Avenue. Forget Black Friday shopping madness and instead support local artists by finding a creative holiday gift during the juried art show. (free; artfestival.com)

Love Guru 

Think you know everything there is to know about living your best life? Think again. New York Times best-selling author, national radio host and dating expert Matthew Hussey is headed to South Florida for his five-day retreat during which guests will get the lowdown on goal setting, personal drive, self-worth and confidence. The event takes place Nov. 13 to 17 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. ($4,000; matthewhusseyretreat.com)

Sebastian Maniscalco

Life is indeed better with laughter, and what better way to experience it than by taking a seat in the audience at a comedy act? Join Broward Center for the Performing Arts as it welcomes comedian Sebastian Maniscalco to Fort Lauderdale from Nov. 24 to 25 for his “Why Would You Do That?” show.  (Tickets from $60; browardcenter.org)

Men of Style

Time to hit the runway. Watch as 12 men representing different charities dress in stylish fashions from Macy’s and Dillard’s in an effort to raise money and spread awareness during The Galleria’s 11th annual “Men of Style Shopping Night.” Enjoy culinary delights from local restaurants and live entertainment during the Nov. 30 event held at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. (Tickets from $75; galleriamall-fl.com) 

Tis the season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Start the holiday season in Delray Beach with the 100-foot Christmas tree lighting done by St. Nick himself on Nov. 30 at Old School Square Park. Activities will include ice skating, carousel rides and musical performances at the pavilion. (free; downtowndelraybeach.com) 

A Culinary Affair 

Wine and food lovers, mark Nov. 4 on your calendars for the eighth annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, “A Culinary Affair,” at Sanborn Square. Chefs will serve tasty cuisine to please the palate while guests sip wine in the elaborately decorated countries and regions inside the Grand Tasting room. There will also be a special section inside for the fourth annual Craft Brew Battle called “A Hoppy Affair.” (Tickets from $100; bocaratonwineandfoodfestival.com)