Gold Coast Jazz Society
A wine, food and jazz experience, featuring complimentary beer, wine and appetizers and the sounds of live jazz. A live auction features a trip for two to California wine country, followed by tapas-style dining, music and dancing. $89.
Hugh's Culinary, 4351 NE 12th Terrace, Oakland Park. 954-524-0805.
Nov. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Hot Hollywood Glam - Glam Air
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
The contemporary art galleries will be transformed into an "airport lounge" in year 1975 - the year the center was founded. Enjoy food, beverages, music, dancing, a fashion show and silent auction items. Honorees are Mark Kukulski and Ed Walls. $115. 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood. 954-921-3274 or http://www.ArtAndCultureCenter.org.
Nov. 23 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.
BeachBash 2013: Part of the AT&T Jeb Bush Florida Classic
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Enjoy dancing, delicious delicacies from some of South Florida's most popular culinary establishments, and an all-night open bar with cocktails compliments of Premier Beverage. $65 general admission; $100 VIP. Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel, 1881 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-739-5006 or http://www.beachbash.com.
Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
National Adoption Day
Florida's circuit court judges, adoptive families and children (10 months to 15 years) will gather to participate in adoptions to mark the ceremonial National Adoption Day. Pre- and post-event festivities will take place to celebrate families and raise awareness of the need for loving adoptive parents. Broward County Courthouse, 2051 SE 6th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-414-6000 or http://www.ChildNet.us.
Nov. 28 at 7:30 a.m.
Third annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Turkey Paddle
iTRACE Foundation and Emerge Broward
From beginners to elite runners and paddle boarders, this race on Fort Lauderdale Beach is for everyone. Thanksgiving-themed costumes are welcomed and encouraged. $35. D.C. Alexander Park, 501 Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (corner of A1A and SE 5th Street). 954-767-8866 or http://www.turkeytrotftl.com.
Dec. 1 from noon to 4 p.m.