Broward Public Library Foundation

The Literary Feast luncheon features a talk by an outstanding author, book signings and silent auction. $65. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-7384.

March 1 at 7 a.m.

Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament

Nova Southeastern University

In affiliation with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, this year's tournament showcases a commitment to preserving the seas. All proceeds help fund scholarships for students at NSU's Oceanographic Center. Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-262-2105.

March 1 at 6 p.m.

The Classic Rock & Roll Party


Nicko McBrain, drummer from Iron Maiden, with musical headliner, Eddie Money, will provide entertainment at this high-energy event with great music, dancing, comedy and celebrity attendees. HomeSafe helps victims of child abuse and domestic violence in South Florida. $500. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 561-383-9842 or

March 1 at 7 p.m.

Harbor Lights Gala

Children's Harbor

Join event co-chairs Marty Alexander and Bill Mahoney for this elegant evening of honoring a beacon of hope for foster children through the annual presentation of the Beacon Award to Per-Olof Loof. The event includes wine and spirits, dinner, dancing and an auction. $250. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-252-3072 or

March 1 at 7 p.m.

Speakeasy, Gatsby Style

Gold Coast Jazz Society

Speakeasy Gatsby Style is an invite-only event that takes you back to the 1920s, with a cavalcade of jazz bands, dancing, treats and libations. 1920s evening attire recomended. $65 general admission; $125 VIP. ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-0805 or

March 1 at 8 a.m.