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Thursday, April 6

Island City Stage presents the world premiere of James L Beller, Jr.’s riveting new drama, “Son” with previews tonight and the official opening night on Saturday April 8. On the morning of their wedding, the teenage son of a lesbian couple is confronted with a shocking accusation. “Son” explores the devastating impact of the past on the present as a relationship is tested and secrets revealed. “Son” runs through May 7 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. The theatre is located at 2304 N Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. All tickets are $35 and can be reserved online at islandcitystage.org or by calling the box office at 954-519-2533.

Friday, April 7

The annual Miami Beach Gay Pride weekend officially starts today  with the VIP Party at W South Beach and then continues with the two day festival on Saturday and Sunday which includes performances, multiple stages, DJs, the parade on Sunday and much more. For more information go to MiamiBeachGayPride.org

Saturday, April 8

Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale present their Inaugural Pride Center Run/Walk and Free Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Celebrate as they move their weekly Saturday workout to the Pride Center at Equality Park. A hot breakfast will be served to all runners and walkers. FrontRunnersFortLauderdale.org is your hometown LGBTQ Running and Walking Social Club offers a three mile walk and four or six mile run at all their meet-ups. For more information call 954-247-8642.
The Ramrod presents their monthly “Underground Invasion” (2nd Sat of the month) with DJ Tomas Arias. This month will also double as a Lambda Men’s Brotherhood FurFurl Weekend Event.
The Pride Center at Equality Park presents their monthly Bingo with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and games begin at 7:30 p.m. Game packages start at$15 and over $1,300 was won at March’s Bingo. Snack bar will be open.
Rumors presents “Power Couple,” and all male dating game at 8 p.m. The night will be hosted by Amanda Austin and feature hilarious revealing questions to determine if you and your partner have what it takes to win. If you want to be one of the couples competing see any bartender or contact them on Facebook.
Noche Latina Saturdays, inside the Ivy Lounge and Patio at the Manor complex, presents “An Absolutely Fabulous Party” with FREE AbFab swag including baseball hats, Sunglasses and beads. The night will star Lana Lannude, resident DJ Larry Larr, and sexy Latin Go-Go papi’s. Hours are 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. with NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 after midnight with Manor Card and $10 without (18-20 $12 all night).

Sunday, April 9

Twist presents their annual Beach Ball Pride 2017 T Dance starting at 6 p.m. and featuring the sounds of DJ Alex Infiniti and the eye candy of the Gaiety dancers.

Tuesday, April 11

Daniel Nardicio presents Dina Martina live in Fort Lauderdale at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center at 8 p.m. Lady Bunny refers to Dina as “Demented Comedy Genius.” To purchase tickets go to BrowardCenter.org

Wednesday, April 12

As part of Bearsurrection Week, Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar presents Mr.  Alibear, king of the forest Bear Pageant hosted by Starlet Skye. The winner will receive $300 plus a crown and a sash, 1st runner up gets a $150 gift card and 2nd runner up gets a $75 gift card. Categories include Presentation (Into the Woods), Swimwear/beachwear, Bearwear/Evening Attire, and Talent/Bear eating contest. For more information call 954-565-2526.
TransSocial and The Pride Center at Equality Park presents a Tran’s Men’s Night Of Empowerment, focusing on the health and well-being of Trans Men at 6:30 p.m. at Dynamic Recovery Center (2424 W Oakland Park Blvd). The Keynote speaker will be Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, who is a dedicated LGBTQ advocate and nationally recognized expert on Transgender issues. Other speakers will be Dr. Lanalee Sam, Dr. Morgan Mayfaire, and Jen Laws.

Hot Stuff

Believe it or not it’s almost been a year and it’s almost time to crown a new Miss Florida F.I. at Large. The pageant will take place on Monday, April 24th at The Parliament House in Orlando. There have been many girls who have qualified by doing preliminaries, but since this is only year two of the return, the pageant is still open for anyone to enter as long as they are 225 pounds and above. The categories include Evening Gown, Swim Suit, talent and Q& A. The pageant will star Nicole T Phillips, your current reigning Miss Florida F.I. at Large, Shantell D’Marco, your current reigning Miss Florida F.I. and many of the formers. For more information call 954-478-4587.

This is HOT

Wolfe Video is pleased to announce the April 18 release of the romantic drama Paris 05:59 Théo & Hugo on DVD and Blu-ray. Winner of the prestigious Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival, the Silver Q-Hugo award at the Chicago International Film Festival, and numerous other film fest awards, the movie hails from French directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, who have collaborated on other award winners including The Adventures of Felix. Synopsis: It’s after midnight in a Paris gay sex club when Théo and Hugo lock eyes across the crowded room – and their connection is electric. They make their way together and have passionate sex. Afterwards, they leave the club and explore the streets of Paris, drunk with the possibilities of love at first sight, as well as sobered by the risks of their passion.

Paris 05:59 Théo & Hugo is available for pre order at WolfeVideo.com for only $28.95 for the DVD or the Blu-ray, and is 97 minutes long and not rated.