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         What’s There To Do This Month (and Next)?                                                                    STEPPING OUT FLORIDA


                           NOVEMBER 27 to 30


                            DECEMBER   (just scroll down)





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November 27- Cyber Monday- (Biggest online sale- the Monday After Thanksgiving)-For special deals, CLICK HERE    For Cyber Monday Deals on Amazon: CLICK HERE   Tips for Shopping on Cyber Monday and what to expect, CLICK  HERE





November 27-Chinese Lantern Festival- (Until January 15, 2018)  A new and spectacular family friendly event this holiday season produced by Hanart Culture. The 8-week Lantern Festival is a totally immersive experience among Chinese culture, multi-hued “The Wild” animal lantern displays, live entertainment, authentic Chinese food, hand-made gifts by Chinese craftspeople, and more.At Central Broward Regional Park-3700 North West 11 Place, Fort Lauderdale 33313-For info: 954-357-5400 or https://www.chineselanternfestival.com/





November 28-   #GivingTuesday ;A Global Giving Movement:  Join individuals from 50 states and more than 98 countries as we harness the collective power of giving. Help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice; Participate and be a part of #GivingTuesday, this special day when people all around the world come together to focus on helping others, on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday (online) . Click here to find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community. CLICK HERE



November 30-Annual 100 ft. Christmas Tree Lighting in Delray at 7:15pm. ; then Santa will be available for photos;  Join us at Old School Square Park  with festivities from 5-9pm! Local school performances on the stage at the Pavilion.  Activities include kids crafts, carousel rides & “ice-skating”!  Atlantic Avenue will be closed from Swinton until NW 3rd Ave at the railroad tracks. For more details:   https://100ftchristmastree.com


November 30-South Florida Business Conference & Expo 2017- Trade Show from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Events from 1pm: Motivational Seminars, Educational Workshops, VIP Networking & Much More- Held at Don Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club-Don Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club- 6842 Main St., Miami Lakes, FL 33014 There are many reasons that all 550 of our Expo’s have been Sold Out! One great one is the Exclusive Exhibitor Only Networking that happens before the show opens to the public. Don’t Miss Out On This Key Networking Time. Exclusive Exhibitor Only Networking 1-4pm – (Where the real business is done and contacts are made) VIP ONLY Reception 3:30PM   Register to attend at:  www.SouthFloridaExpo.com   or  954-565 – 5750


November 30 to December 24-Irving Berlin Salutes America-A Musical Tribute and Patriotic Holiday Celebration. A spirited and patriotic celebration of the music of the greatest composer in American history, Irving Berlin. The show features hits like Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Cheek To Cheek, Steppin’ Out With My Baby, Puttin’ On The Ritz, Heat Wave, There’s No Business Like Show Business, God Bless America, and many more.  What they’re saying:  Lush ballads, memorable standards, patriotic anthems: “Irving Berlin IS American Music.”   AND   “The performers sell the material with classic showbiz pizzazz; … an unabashedly pleasant, entertaining evening … the music was, in fact, really that damn good”- Florida Theatre On Stage    Running Time: 90 minutes (with intermission); Tickets:$45 – $65;  Show Times:  Thu. 2:00PM & 7:30PM, Fri. 8:00PM, Sat. 2:00PM & 8:00PM, Sun. 2:00PM     For Tickets, Click here


November 30 to January 1-Holiday Carousel-Old School Square’s Holiday Carousel is now anchoring a holiday wonderland of activities in the Old School Square Park. Hours are Mon.-Fri., 5-9 pm; Sat.,10 am-9 pm; Sun., 1-9 pm; School Holiday Break, 1-9 pm. Rides are just $3 and can be purchased at the Gingerbread House.





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December 1 -(Event Postponed)-Invitation To A Black Tie Gala Benefiting “Child Life Society”-6pm to 10pm-The Breakers Palm Beach, 1 S County Rd, Palm Beach, Florida 33480-A SPECIAL FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT “CHILD LIFE SOCIETY”  (A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION HELPING CHILDREN WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS)-JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED EVENING WITH COCKTAILS,  DINNER,  RAFFLES,  CELEBRITIES! YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS A “BREATH OF FRESH AIR” TO EVERY CHILD; YOU HELP PROVIDE DESPERATELY NEEDED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND THE THERAPEUTIC LIFESHINE RESPITE PROGRAM   All donations are 100% tax deductible! $500 per person  (the first 10 to pre-pay get $150 off!)   For more info, CLICK HERE



December 1- Art Walk: E.B. Fromkes-6pm to 9pm-The Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square presents a selection of powerful works by painter and digital artist, Erin “E.B.” Fromkes for the December First Friday Art Walk.Meet Erin, whose inspiring personal story has been profiled in WPB Magazine, Huffington Post and Ability Magazine.First Friday Art Walk is an open house for the art galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Stroll Atlantic Avenue, Pineapple Grove and Artists Alley. Location: Cornell Art Museum, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444


December 1- FREE Friday Concerts- Higher Ground-Playing Top 40 Hits; 7:30pm to 10pm; Gates open at 6:30 pm; concerts start at 7:30. Bring your lawn chairs and bring the family, but please leave pets at home! Food and beverage is available for purchase; outside food and beverage is not permitted. Held at Old School Square Pavilion-51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444


December 1- Tango Buenos Aires; The Spirit of Argentina-8pm to 10pm-Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. Tango Buenos Aires was created for the “Jazmines” festival at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret “Michelangelo” by renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena.  Tickets: $60/$50-Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray- To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE



December 1, 8 and 15- Lunch on the Lawn– Back by popular demand, enjoy food trucks at Mizner Amphitheater in Boca Raton from 11am to 2pm-FREE and open to the public-For more info, Click here




December 2-Symphonic Band Presents “Brilliant Brass!” Holiday Concerts-The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches welcomes special guests Orchid City Brass Band for a festive evening of holiday favorites in Brilliant Brass! at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth on December 2 and repeated  at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens on December 8. Both shows are at 7:30 p.m. Ticket ($20): by phone at 561-832-3115 or at www.SymphonicBand.org. Selections include “Sleigh Ride,” “A Christmas Festival,” “Jingle Them Bells,” “Three Wise Guys,” “Three Moods of Hanukkah,” “Danses Caracteristiques,” “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” “Winter Wonderland,” “The Christmas Party,”and “A Fireside Christmas.” Concert proceeds fund scholarships and grants to local public school music programs.





December 2-Wheelin’ Dealin’ Food Truck Festival at Dania Beach-5 PM – 10 PM-The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Food Truck Festival in Dania Beach takes place every 1st Saturday of the month. Beer is sold at this event and parking is plentiful.  Admission is FREE. All Ages Welcome. Prices for food vary per truck. Held every first Saturday of the month at The Casino at Dania Beach-301 E Dania Beach Blvd, Dania Beach, Florida 33004



December 2- Carols by Candlelight-7pm to 10pm-The Old School Square Pavilion presents the 2nd annual Carols by Candlelight, a festive music experience and new Delray Beach tradition to get you into the holiday spirit! Young, local performers open the festivities. Then national act headliners, Andy Childs (the popular host of many Garlic Festivals), John ford Coley (of England Dan and John Ford Coley fame) and our hosts the Little River Band will fill the night with holiday songs mixed with a few of their hits. The event culminates with a sing-along and the lighting of candles throughout the audience. It’s a magical evening for the entire family! Proceeds will benefit Old School Square Educational programming. Tickets: $100 (VIP – includes exclusive lounge area, 3 drink tickets, complimentary food and reserved seating area.) VIP is limited to the first 200 people! $50 (premium – includes reserved seating area; chairs are provided) Premium tickets are limited to the first 150 people!$15 (general admission – BRING A CHAIR; seating is not provided) For tickets, CLICK HERE



December 3-“Holiday Lollapalooza” -Concert by the Florida Intergenerational Orchestra– 3 P.M., with a pre-concert talk at 2:30 P.M., at O’Shea Hall on the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 22094 Lyons Road, Boca Raton. Tickets are $10 for adults, children 12 and under free. Special reserved VIP tickets for the first three rows are also available for $25.00. Call Bob Field, orchestra manager, 561-482-8206 to reserve this special seating. This incredible intergenerational orchestra, welcoming musicians of all ages, (currently from 9 to 99), faiths, abilities is conducted by Lorraine Marks-Field. This concert will focus on traditional holiday fare celebrating Christmas, Hannukah, and the joy of living. There are always many surprises, including a guest visit from a jolly old soul armed with gifts for the youngsters. Lorraine involves the audience, inviting them to take part in the percussion section. Highlights of the program include: White Christmas, Festive Sounds of Hannukah, Winter Wonderland, Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah, Ode to Joy by Beethoven, Let There Be Peace on Earth, Trans Siberian Orchestra’s “Wizards in Winter”, a Holiday Sing-A-Long  and vocalist Vince Zabik as Elvis, Louis Armstrong, or other personality,  perfect for an audience of all ages.  NOTE:   99 year old (Mel Lazerick), wearing a black tux, will debut today as lead triangle player in the orchestra!


December 4 to 7, and December 10 at 6 pm  -Water Taxi of Ft. Lauderdale’s Annual Holiday Lights Cruises -Popular 90-minute round trip tour departs from the Hilton Marina underneath 17th Street Causeway Bridge in Fort Lauderdale-(note: no Water Taxi on December 8 and 9 due to the Boat Parade)-Held daily rain or shine since only covered water taxi vessels are used.  The tours provide the best way to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights along the Intracoastal, from the water. The tour features:  On Board Live Entertainment, Full Cash Bar with Holiday Cocktails, Holiday Drinks for Kids,
Spectacular picture taking opportunities; Boarding starts 20 minutes prior to departure. Adults, $25 and children under 12 are $15.  Plenty of parking. Tickets may be purchased at www.watertaxi.com  (Note:  Tours also from Dec. 11 to Dec. 23 at 6 pm & 8 pm)


December 6-The Colors of Christmas Tour-Featuring Peabo Bryson (“What You Won’t Do For Love,” “A Whole New World”), Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. (“Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” “Up, Up and Away”), Ruben Studdard (winner of 2nd season of American Idol, “Superstar,” “I Need n Angel,”), and Jody Watley (“Looking For A New Love,” “Real Love,” “Everything”) captures the magic of Christmas in one spectacular night. Featuring beloved holiday songs “Oh  Holy Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” the concert celebrates the joy of the holiday season and is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit-At the Broward Center for Performing Arts- For more info. and tickets, CLICK HERE


December 6- Holiday Street Parade in Boca-7:30pm to 9pm-Join us for our 47th Annual Holiday Street Parade. This year’s parade theme will be “Light Up Boca.” Parade route begins at Federal Hwy & SE 5th Street, traveling north to Mizner Park Amphitheater


December 7- The 4th Annual Networking Holiday Toy Drive-For The Inner Circle Executive Club and Best Foot Forward- At Pinion Grill Restaurant in Boca located at Town Center Mall-5:30pm to 8pm-Free Entry, Complimentary Cuisine and Drink Specials



December 7- The Every Woman Comedy Tour-Get ready for a wild and hilarious ‘girls night out’ featuring some of the brightest and funniest young comics around- The cast: Aida Rodriguez, April Macie and Chaunte Wayans. The credentials of these very funny people include Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, The Howard Stern Show, and national tours with such stars as Russell Peters and Katt Wiliams. For more info. and tickets, CLICK HERE



December 7-Spoken Word/ Open Mic Night– (Every 1st Thursday of the month)-8pm to 11pm- Calling all poets, writers, and lyricists- Join us for a night of linguistic word play: “Feedback” is Arts Garage’s new poetry night, your opportunity to step up to the mic and share your gift for words in front of a welcoming audience. Established and new poets, rappers, and writers of all genres are welcome. Attend as a performer or enjoy live poetry performance as an audience member. Admission: $10-At Arts Garage- 94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach    For more info and tickets:  Click here  ArtsGarage.org  561-450-6357



December 7 and 9- Film of the Broadway show ‘Allegiance”-The Broadway Musical comes to the big screen-Inspired by the true life of its star George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”), Allegiance returns to cinemas telling the story of one family’s extraordinary journey in a troubling time for the nation. A mysterious envelope leads Sam Kimura (Takei) back 60 years to a time when he (played as a young man by Telly Leung — Godspell, “Glee”) and his sister Kei (Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga–Miss Saigon, Mulan) strive to save their family from the wrongful imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Sam enlists in the army to prove his family’s loyalty, while Kei joins the draft resisters fighting for the rights of their people. Their paths take them from the lush farmlands of California to the wastelands of Wyoming to the battlefields of Europe, and their divided loyalties threaten to tear them apart forever. But as long-lost memories are relived and a new perspective is gained, Sam finds that it is never too late to forgive and experience the redemptive power of love. In local theaters-For more info, CLICK HERE


December 8-Symphonic Band Presents “Brilliant Brass!” Holiday Concerts-The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches welcomes special guests Orchid City Brass Band for a festive evening of holiday favorites in Brilliant Brass  at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens on December 8. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Ticket ($20): by phone at 561-832-3115 or at www.SymphonicBand.org. Selections include “Sleigh Ride,” “A Christmas Festival,” “Jingle Them Bells,” “Three Wise Guys,” “Three Moods of Hanukkah,” “Danses Caracteristiques,” “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” “Winter Wonderland,” “The Christmas Party,”and “A Fireside Christmas.” Concert proceeds fund scholarships and grants to local public school music programs.





December 9-Winterfest Boat Parade-Riverside Hotel-6pm to 9pm-620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301- For info. and tickets, CLICK HERE  or call 954-467-0671 or View the Parade by Land in the Grandstand Viewing Area ($20 to $25 per person): 954-767-0686 or www.WinterFestParade.com 




December 9-Ride & Remember Trolley Tour – The 2nd Saturday of the month-in Delray-8am-10am,  Cost $25-When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! The Trolley Tour takes riders on a journey through the city’s five historic districts. Riders will tour the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and two other locations. Riders will also disembark at select historic sites for a closer look at the fascinating history of Delray Beach. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum-For more info:  561-279-8883  or   spadymuseum.com


December 9 and 10- The Nutcracker-2pm-The Nutcracker, presented by the International Ballet Company. More than 130 cast members pirouette across a wintry stage to recreate the classic, fantastical children’s ballet tale that has drawn sold-out crowds for the last 12 years to the Coral Springs Arts Center. In this popular holiday spectacle, audiences follow Clara, a young girl who receives a prince-shaped nutcracker for Christmas. At night when everyone else is sleeping, she creeps through the house to visit her gift, only to discover that he and the other toys have come alive and are battling an army of mice. The enchanting score by Tchaikovsky whisks ears through flakes that flutter and a journey that takes Clara and the Nutcracker Prince across the Land of Snow. Eyes chase the elaborate choreography as dancers leap over the stage during famed scenes such as the battle between the toy soldiers and evil Mouse King. When the Sugar Plum Fairy escorts Clara and her prince through her own kingdom in the second act, hearts will swoon and tongues will mimic doormats before the pixie monarch’s sugar-encrusted slippers. Brought to life by gorgeous costumes and breathtaking choreography, this fanciful ballet will enchant viewers of all ages! At the Coral Springs Center for the Arts-2855 Coral Springs Drive-Coral Springs, Florida 33065     Box Office: (954) 344-5990


December 10-Harlem Globetrotters-2pm-The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater, and comedy. Over the years they have played more than 26,000 exhibition games in 122 countries and territories.American Airlines Arena-Tickets start at $20- For more info, CLICK HERE



December 10 and 13-The Classic Film: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”-After a 10-day Hawaiian vacation, Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton) returns to her San Francisco home with John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), her brand-new fiancé. Although he’s a successful doctor and a Nobel Prize candidate, her parents, Christina (Katharine Hepburn) and Matthew (Spencer Tracy), are taken aback when they discover John is black. In local theaters- For more info, CLICK HERE


December 11-The White Party- Foodraiser by the Junior League of Boca-6pm to 9pm-Put on a fabulous white outfit and join us for a cocktail party at Clive Daniel Home, Boca Raton to benefit JLBR’s Feeding Our Community initiatives. Location: Clive Daniel Boca Raton-1351 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Boca Raton  33432


December 11 to 23- Water Taxi of Ft. Lauderdale’s Annual Holiday Lights Cruises -At 6pm and 8pm) Popular 90-minute round trip tour departs from the Hilton Marina underneath 17th Street Causeway Bridge in Fort Lauderdale-Held daily rain or shine since only covered water taxi vessels are used.  The tours provide the best way to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights along the Intracoastal, from the water. The tour features:  On Board Live Entertainment, Full Cash Bar with Holiday Cocktails, Holiday Drinks for Kids,
Spectacular picture taking opportunities; Boarding starts 20 minutes prior to departure. Adults, $25 and children under 12 are $15.  Plenty of parking. Tickets may be purchased at www.watertaxi.com



December 15 to 17-The Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Show debuts at its new location as a one-stop destination and fall event for savvy collectors and enthusiasts. Join us at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom from December 15-17, 2017 for a diverse selection of furniture, American and European silver, major works of period, modern and contemporary art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, art glass, textiles and much more! Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom-500 N. Dixie Hwy.-Lake Worth 33460-For more info: 561-822-5440  or  info@nullpalmbeachshow.com  December 15, VIP Ticket Holders Only; December 16 and 17, Complimentary Admission, Open to the Public



December 17- The Film of The Nutcracker by the Bolshoi Ballet-As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure. A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker enchants the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed! For more info, CLICK HERE


December 19- The Meshuga Nutcracker-The Hanukkah Musical- This is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (a fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” including original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah.  Judah Maccabee’s triumphant saga and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust as well as the celebration of the first Chanukah in the new state of Israel emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday with music dancing and holiday merriment.  For more information, CLICK HERE


December 21 and 22- Comedian Kevin Hart- At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Hollywood-For info and tickets: 800-927-0010 or CLICK HERE



December 24- POF Party and Singles Matzoball Party for Christmas Eve-Join us at 8pm for “The mother of all Jewish Singles parties” and one of the largest single events in South Florida-By the way, you don’t have to be Jewish to attend; everyone is welcome; Mingle with Professional Singles; Newbies Welcome;  Attire: Dress to Impress. No Hats, T’s, Tank Tops, Jerseys, Athletic Wear or Sneakers;  Only a $5 door admission for an entire evening of fun. Wow, such a deal! The venue can easily accommodate hundreds of guests and it will be completely dedicated to us for the entire evening; convenient parking and access; DJ spinning tunes throughout the evening; $5 entry fee; Located in: The Cove Shopping Center-1600 E Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach  33441  Phone: (954) 428-4539




December 27-Shine- At Arts Garage in Delray-8pm to 11pm-Are you an inspiring artist, writer, or musician who is itching for a spot in the limelight? Well now is your chance to SHINE! This is a monthly open mic showcase for local talent, hosted by the esteemed MC, Ian Caven. If you’ve been working on a song, a poem, a rap, or a riff that you want to show off, this is the place for you. Take the stage and jam with a live house band (drums, guitar and bass) while your friends cheer you on.SHINE takes place in our Main Stage Theater every 4th Wednesday of the month. Guests over 21 can BYOB, and admission is $10 online or $12 at the door. Don’t want to perform? This is the perfect opportunity to hear the creative process of Delray’s local talent! Contact Ethan Dangerwing at Ethan@nullartsgarage.org for more information regarding the event. Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Avenue,  Delray Beach, Florida, 33444  To Register, CLICK Here



December 31- Billy Joel at the BB &T Center-For info. and tickets, CLICK HERE